Period
to 23 January 2021

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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 152 293 443
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.96% 11.37% 13.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.84% 71.29% 79.68%
Number of salaries quoted 203 271 375
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £24,200
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +11.43%

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 254 411 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.31% 15.94% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 212 341 434
Median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.12% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,125 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +14.29%

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 23 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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 87 (57.24%) Azure
2 81 (53.29%) Microsoft
3 66 (43.42%) Windows Server
4 59 (38.82%) Office 365
5 56 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 47 (30.92%) SQL
7 43 (28.29%) Linux
8 38 (25.00%) VMware
9 37 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (21.71%) PowerShell
10 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
11 27 (17.76%) Microsoft Office
11 27 (17.76%) DevOps
12 25 (16.45%) Windows 10
13 24 (15.79%) Terraform
14 23 (15.13%) Project Management
15 22 (14.47%) Firewall
15 22 (14.47%) SharePoint
16 21 (13.82%) .NET
17 20 (13.16%) C#
17 20 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (13.16%) SDLC
17 20 (13.16%) Infrastructure as Code
17 20 (13.16%) Ansible
17 20 (13.16%) Microsoft Intune
17 20 (13.16%) Puppet
18 19 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
18 19 (12.50%) JavaScript
18 19 (12.50%) T-SQL

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 22 (14.47%) SharePoint
2 18 (11.84%) IIS
3 7 (4.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.66%) Confluence
5 1 (0.66%) Drupal
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (17.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.32%) InVision
4 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.32%) Sketch
4 2 (1.32%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Workfront
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 87 (57.24%) Azure
2 59 (38.82%) Office 365
3 19 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (9.21%) GitHub
5 13 (8.55%) AWS
5 13 (8.55%) npm
6 11 (7.24%) OneDrive
7 7 (4.61%) IaaS
8 3 (1.97%) PaaS
8 3 (1.97%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.32%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.66%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.47%) Firewall
2 18 (11.84%) LAN
2 18 (11.84%) WAN
3 16 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 15 (9.87%) DNS
5 12 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (5.92%) DHCP
7 8 (5.26%) NAS
7 8 (5.26%) SAN
8 5 (3.29%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.63%) BIG-IP
9 4 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (2.63%) IPv4
9 4 (2.63%) VPN
9 4 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.32%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.32%) Network Security
10 2 (1.32%) VLAN
10 2 (1.32%) VoIP
11 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (7.89%) Redis
4 10 (6.58%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.66%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (9.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (9.21%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (9.21%) TeamCity
3 13 (8.55%) gulp
3 13 (8.55%) jspm
4 12 (7.89%) Moq
4 12 (7.89%) MSTest
4 12 (7.89%) NUnit
5 5 (3.29%) Artifactory
6 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.97%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.97%) JIRA
8 2 (1.32%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.32%) MSI
8 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.66%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.66%) Selenium
9 1 (0.66%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.66%) TestCafe
General
1 7 (4.61%) Public Sector
2 6 (3.95%) Finance
3 4 (2.63%) Military
3 4 (2.63%) Police
3 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Games
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.66%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (11.18%) Developer
2 15 (9.87%) Azure Engineer
2 15 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (9.21%) Analyst
4 12 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
4 12 (7.89%) IT Support
5 11 (7.24%) IT Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Desktop Support
6 10 (6.58%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 8 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.61%) Deskside Support
8 7 (4.61%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.82%) .NET
2 19 (12.50%) CSS
3 17 (11.18%) ASP.NET
3 17 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 17 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 17 (11.18%) HTML
4 16 (10.53%) WCF
5 15 (9.87%) Ajax
5 15 (9.87%) jQuery
5 15 (9.87%) REST
6 14 (9.21%) AngularJS
6 14 (9.21%) JSON
6 14 (9.21%) React
7 13 (8.55%) .NET Framework
7 13 (8.55%) Entity Framework
7 13 (8.55%) Sass
8 11 (7.24%) OAuth
8 11 (7.24%) OpenID
9 3 (1.97%) SOAP
9 3 (1.97%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.92%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.61%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) PKI
4 4 (2.63%) Replication
5 3 (1.97%) iPhone
6 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) iPad
6 2 (1.32%) LPAR
6 2 (1.32%) PlayStation
6 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.66%) CCTV
7 1 (0.66%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.66%) CMDB
7 1 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (43.42%) Windows Server
2 43 (28.29%) Linux
3 25 (16.45%) Windows 10
4 10 (6.58%) CentOS
4 10 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (3.95%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.29%) Android
8 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.29%) Unix
9 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.32%) AIX
10 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.76%) DevOps
3 23 (15.13%) Project Management
4 20 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (13.16%) Infrastructure as Code
4 20 (13.16%) SDLC
5 19 (12.50%) MVC
6 18 (11.84%) UML
7 17 (11.18%) Migration
7 17 (11.18%) Scrum
8 16 (10.53%) ERD
8 16 (10.53%) SOLID
9 15 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 14 (9.21%) BDD
11 13 (8.55%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (8.55%) Information Security
11 13 (8.55%) ITIL
11 13 (8.55%) Microservices
11 13 (8.55%) SIEM
11 13 (8.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (30.92%) SQL
2 33 (21.71%) PowerShell
3 20 (13.16%) C#
4 19 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.97%) Java
5 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.32%) C
6 2 (1.32%) Go
6 2 (1.32%) Perl
6 2 (1.32%) Python
6 2 (1.32%) VB
7 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.26%) HNC
2 8 (5.26%) MCSA
2 8 (5.26%) MCSE
3 7 (4.61%) A+ Certification
3 7 (4.61%) Degree
3 7 (4.61%) MCDST
4 5 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.97%) MCITP
6 3 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.66%) CCA
7 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.58%) SLA
2 4 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 33 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.53%) Docker
4 10 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.97%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.97%) vSphere
9 1 (0.66%) Firmware
9 1 (0.66%) Varnish
9 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (15.79%) Terraform
2 20 (13.16%) Ansible
2 20 (13.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (13.16%) Puppet
3 18 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (10.53%) SCCM
5 12 (7.89%) Rancher
6 11 (7.24%) MIIS
6 11 (7.24%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (3.95%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.29%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (2.63%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.63%) SCOM
9 4 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (53.29%) Microsoft
2 38 (25.00%) VMware
3 17 (11.18%) Oracle
4 12 (7.89%) Citrix
4 12 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.24%) Veeam
6 8 (5.26%) EMC
6 8 (5.26%) Remedy
7 7 (4.61%) EnterpriseDB
7 7 (4.61%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.95%) Ivanti
8 6 (3.95%) NetApp
8 6 (3.95%) Splunk
9 5 (3.29%) Cisco
9 5 (3.29%) Dell
9 5 (3.29%) HP
10 4 (2.63%) Apple
10 4 (2.63%) CommVault
10 4 (2.63%) Isilon
10 4 (2.63%) NEC