Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 271 438 509
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.71% 13.83% 13.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.39% 77.80% 71.39%
Number of salaries quoted 265 361 431
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,375 £23,125
90th Percentile £64,900 £58,750 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14% -

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 385 563 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 17.77% 18.79%
Number of salaries quoted 341 424 581
Median annual salary £45,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.47% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,425 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.56% +6.67% +3.45%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Birmingham over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows.

1 117 (43.17%) Active Directory
2 111 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 111 (40.96%) Windows Server
3 96 (35.42%) Office 365
4 95 (35.06%) Azure
5 75 (27.68%) ITIL
6 65 (23.99%) Linux
7 57 (21.03%) Firewall
8 55 (20.30%) VMware
9 50 (18.45%) Windows 10
10 45 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (16.24%) SQL
11 44 (16.24%) Citrix
12 42 (15.50%) SQL Server
13 37 (13.65%) MS Exchange
13 37 (13.65%) Information Security
13 37 (13.65%) Problem-Solving
14 36 (13.28%) PowerShell
15 35 (12.92%) Security Operations
16 34 (12.55%) SIEM
17 33 (12.18%) DNS
18 32 (11.81%) DHCP
18 32 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
18 32 (11.81%) DevOps
18 32 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 31 (11.44%) C#
19 31 (11.44%) Cisco
19 31 (11.44%) Finance
20 30 (11.07%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (11.07%) SCCM

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (13.65%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.54%) IIS
3 10 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.69%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.85%) Chatbot
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.48%) SAP R/3
2 3 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 96 (35.42%) Office 365
2 95 (35.06%) Azure
3 28 (10.33%) AWS
4 19 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (4.43%) IaaS
5 12 (4.43%) SaaS
6 9 (3.32%) PaaS
7 7 (2.58%) GitHub
8 6 (2.21%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.85%) AWS CodePipeline
9 5 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.85%) npm
10 4 (1.48%) Datadog
11 3 (1.11%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.74%) Slack
13 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (21.03%) Firewall
2 33 (12.18%) DNS
3 32 (11.81%) DHCP
4 27 (9.96%) TCP/IP
5 26 (9.59%) LAN
6 25 (9.23%) VPN
7 23 (8.49%) WAN
8 16 (5.90%) SAN
9 15 (5.54%) Wireless
10 9 (3.32%) Skype
11 6 (2.21%) VoIP
12 5 (1.85%) SMTP
13 4 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.48%) NAS
13 4 (1.48%) VLAN
13 4 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.11%) IPsec
14 3 (1.11%) NetScaler
14 3 (1.11%) SMS
14 3 (1.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.21%) Power BI
5 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.74%) Big Data
8 2 (0.74%) Redis
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.69%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.69%) JIRA
2 8 (2.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (2.58%) GitLab
4 5 (1.85%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.85%) CircleCI
4 5 (1.85%) gulp
4 5 (1.85%) HP UFT
4 5 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.85%) jspm
4 5 (1.85%) Moq
4 5 (1.85%) MSTest
4 5 (1.85%) NUnit
4 5 (1.85%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.74%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.74%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.37%) Ant
General
1 31 (11.44%) Finance
2 7 (2.58%) Public Sector
3 5 (1.85%) Billing
3 5 (1.85%) Legal
4 4 (1.48%) Advertising
4 4 (1.48%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.48%) Law
5 3 (1.11%) Automotive
5 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Games
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Marketing
6 2 (0.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (26.20%) Analyst
2 26 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (9.23%) Security Analyst
4 20 (7.38%) Developer
4 20 (7.38%) Support Analyst
5 16 (5.90%) Consultant
6 15 (5.54%) C# Developer
7 14 (5.17%) Applications Support
8 12 (4.43%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (3.69%) Team Leader
10 9 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (3.32%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.32%) Service Analyst
10 9 (3.32%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (3.32%) Technical Support
10 9 (3.32%) Technical Support Analyst
11 8 (2.95%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.38%) .NET
2 17 (6.27%) Web Services
3 14 (5.17%) JSON
4 10 (3.69%) CSS
5 9 (3.32%) HTML
6 8 (2.95%) WCF
7 7 (2.58%) LAMP
7 7 (2.58%) React
8 6 (2.21%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.21%) Ajax
8 6 (2.21%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.21%) jQuery
8 6 (2.21%) Node.js
8 6 (2.21%) REST
9 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (1.85%) Sass
9 5 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.90%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.32%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.58%) AS400
5 7 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.21%) Replication
7 5 (1.85%) Clustering
7 5 (1.85%) Handset
7 5 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.85%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.48%) User Experience
9 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.11%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.74%) CCTV
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.74%) iSeries
10 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (40.96%) Windows Server
2 65 (23.99%) Linux
3 50 (18.45%) Windows 10
4 29 (10.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (7.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (6.64%) Windows 7
8 12 (4.43%) Unix
8 12 (4.43%) Windows 8
8 12 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.11%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.74%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (27.68%) ITIL
2 37 (13.65%) Information Security
2 37 (13.65%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (12.92%) Security Operations
4 34 (12.55%) SIEM
5 32 (11.81%) DevOps
5 32 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (10.33%) Cybersecurity
7 27 (9.96%) Mentoring
7 27 (9.96%) Service Delivery
8 24 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (8.12%) Security Management
10 18 (6.64%) Analytics
10 18 (6.64%) Microservices
11 17 (6.27%) Coaching
11 17 (6.27%) Computer Science
12 16 (5.90%) Scrum
13 15 (5.54%) Change Management
13 15 (5.54%) High Availability
13 15 (5.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.24%) SQL
2 36 (13.28%) PowerShell
3 31 (11.44%) C#
4 16 (5.90%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.06%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.32%) Python
7 7 (2.58%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.85%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.48%) C++
9 4 (1.48%) VBScript
10 3 (1.11%) Java
11 2 (0.74%) KiXtart
11 2 (0.74%) Perl
12 1 (0.37%) Groovy
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) Ruby
12 1 (0.37%) Scala
12 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (11.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.12%) MCSE
3 17 (6.27%) Degree
4 12 (4.43%) MCSA
5 8 (2.95%) MCP
6 7 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.58%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.48%) CCNP
7 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.48%) CISSP
7 4 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.74%) CCNA
8 2 (0.74%) CISM
8 2 (0.74%) ISEB
8 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.64%) SLA
2 7 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.85%) QA
5 4 (1.48%) GDPR
6 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.37%) NIST
7 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (43.17%) Active Directory
2 45 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.86%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.49%) XenApp
5 15 (5.54%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (5.17%) vSphere
7 12 (4.43%) Docker
7 12 (4.43%) XenDesktop
8 11 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.11%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.11%) Firmware
10 3 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.74%) vCloud
11 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.74%) Xen
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 30 (11.07%) SCCM
2 22 (8.12%) QRadar
3 15 (5.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.58%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.58%) Puppet
5 5 (1.85%) Ansible
5 5 (1.85%) HP ALM
5 5 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.85%) SCOM
5 5 (1.85%) Terraform
6 4 (1.48%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.11%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.11%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.74%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.74%) Nessus
8 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.74%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.37%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 111 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 55 (20.30%) VMware
3 44 (16.24%) Citrix
4 31 (11.44%) Cisco
5 29 (10.70%) Red Hat
6 23 (8.49%) Splunk
7 22 (8.12%) LogRhythm
8 21 (7.75%) HP
9 16 (5.90%) Oracle
10 15 (5.54%) NetApp
11 12 (4.43%) Dell
12 10 (3.69%) Veeam
13 7 (2.58%) Apple
13 7 (2.58%) EMC
13 7 (2.58%) McAfee
14 6 (2.21%) Remedy
14 6 (2.21%) SAP
14 6 (2.21%) SonicWALL
15 5 (1.85%) Avaya
15 5 (1.85%) IBM