Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 15 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 479 462 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.04% 11.11% 12.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.28% 63.90% 60.44%
Number of salaries quoted 409 418 478
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £37,137 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.71% +0.37% -7.50%
10th Percentile £23,125 £22,750 £21,425
90th Percentile £62,750 £66,250 £53,975
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% -

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 712 723 824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.38% 17.39% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 602 602 707
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,050 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,225 £61,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.41% -5.33% +7.14%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 268 (55.95%) Microsoft
2 188 (39.25%) Windows Server
3 187 (39.04%) Active Directory
4 186 (38.83%) VMware
5 133 (27.77%) ITIL
6 123 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 107 (22.34%) Hyper-V
8 105 (21.92%) Linux
9 103 (21.50%) Office 365
10 93 (19.42%) Firewall
11 90 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 89 (18.58%) SQL Server
13 84 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
14 83 (17.33%) Finance
15 80 (16.70%) Citrix
15 80 (16.70%) Windows 10
16 78 (16.28%) SQL
17 76 (15.87%) Degree
18 75 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
19 74 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
20 72 (15.03%) MS Exchange
21 68 (14.20%) SAN
21 68 (14.20%) VMware ESXi
22 67 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
23 66 (13.78%) MCSE
24 60 (12.53%) PowerShell
25 59 (12.32%) Data Centre
25 59 (12.32%) LAN
26 57 (11.90%) Windows 7
27 54 (11.27%) Unix

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 72 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.76%) IIS
4 18 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.51%) Apache
5 12 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.25%) JBoss
7 6 (1.25%) NetWeaver
7 6 (1.25%) SAS
8 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.21%) CMS
11 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 84 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.04%) Doxygen
4 5 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.04%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.04%) SAP MM
2 5 (1.04%) SAP PM
2 5 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.84%) assyst
3 4 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.21%) Movex
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.21%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 103 (21.50%) Office 365
2 67 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.46%) IaaS
5 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.84%) SaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.42%) Datadog
6 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 93 (19.42%) Firewall
2 68 (14.20%) SAN
3 59 (12.32%) LAN
4 50 (10.44%) WAN
5 48 (10.02%) DNS
6 38 (7.93%) NetScaler
7 34 (7.10%) DHCP
7 34 (7.10%) TCP/IP
8 32 (6.68%) VoIP
9 30 (6.26%) VPN
10 25 (5.22%) IPsec
11 22 (4.59%) SSL
12 21 (4.38%) Skype
12 21 (4.38%) VLAN
13 11 (2.30%) Network Security
14 10 (2.09%) TACACS
15 9 (1.88%) Internet
15 9 (1.88%) WLAN
16 8 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.09%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.04%) DB2
8 5 (1.04%) GIS
8 5 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.84%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.63%) MySQL
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (3.97%) TeamCity
2 14 (2.92%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (2.30%) Selenium
4 10 (2.09%) Cucumber
4 10 (2.09%) NuGet
5 8 (1.67%) Subversion
5 8 (1.67%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.25%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.25%) SoapUI
6 6 (1.25%) WATIR
7 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.04%) JBehave
7 5 (1.04%) Maven
7 5 (1.04%) Protractor
7 5 (1.04%) Ranorex
7 5 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 83 (17.33%) Finance
2 28 (5.85%) Banking
3 20 (4.18%) Manufacturing
3 20 (4.18%) Retail
4 14 (2.92%) International Banking
5 10 (2.09%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.88%) Automotive
7 8 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.25%) Publishing
9 5 (1.04%) Legal
10 3 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Front Office
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Billing
11 2 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Marketing
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (23.17%) Analyst
2 67 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 65 (13.57%) Support Analyst
4 62 (12.94%) Consultant
5 33 (6.89%) Architect
5 33 (6.89%) Support Engineer
6 32 (6.68%) IT Support
7 25 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (4.18%) Desktop Support
8 20 (4.18%) Developer
8 20 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (4.18%) IT Engineer
8 20 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 18 (3.76%) Technical Support
10 17 (3.55%) Applications Support
11 15 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (2.92%) Applications Support Analyst
12 14 (2.92%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.47%) .NET
2 19 (3.97%) XML
3 11 (2.30%) Web Services
4 8 (1.67%) AngularJS
4 8 (1.67%) Middleware
5 7 (1.46%) 802.1X
5 7 (1.46%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.25%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.25%) CSS
6 6 (1.25%) HTML
6 6 (1.25%) Node.js
6 6 (1.25%) SAP Basis
7 5 (1.04%) BAPI
7 5 (1.04%) Gherkin
7 5 (1.04%) SAP Fiori
7 5 (1.04%) SAPUI5
7 5 (1.04%) WPF
8 4 (0.84%) Backbone.js
8 4 (0.84%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.32%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.35%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.80%) Clustering
5 21 (4.38%) Public Cloud
6 20 (4.18%) Driving Licence
7 18 (3.76%) Management Information System
8 17 (3.55%) Fintech
9 15 (3.13%) Mobile App
9 15 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (2.92%) PKI
11 10 (2.09%) Mobile Computing
12 9 (1.88%) Handset
12 9 (1.88%) Replication
12 9 (1.88%) Robotics
13 8 (1.67%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
16 5 (1.04%) iSeries
16 5 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 188 (39.25%) Windows Server
2 105 (21.92%) Linux
3 90 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (16.70%) Windows 10
5 75 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (11.90%) Windows 7
7 54 (11.27%) Unix
8 28 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (3.97%) Android
9 19 (3.97%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.71%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (2.09%) CentOS
12 7 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.04%) FreeRTOS
13 5 (1.04%) SafeRTOS
13 5 (1.04%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 3 (0.63%) Debian
14 3 (0.63%) HPUX
14 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (27.77%) ITIL
2 52 (10.86%) Project Management
3 36 (7.52%) Presales
4 35 (7.31%) Service Management
5 33 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (6.68%) Root Cause Analysis
7 31 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (6.26%) Business Continuity
8 30 (6.26%) Software Engineering
8 30 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (6.05%) SDLC
9 29 (6.05%) Service Delivery
10 28 (5.85%) PRINCE2
11 25 (5.22%) Change Management
11 25 (5.22%) Test Automation
12 22 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (4.59%) IT Strategy
12 22 (4.59%) Translating Business Requirements
13 21 (4.38%) Business Analysis
13 21 (4.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.28%) SQL
2 60 (12.53%) PowerShell
3 41 (8.56%) Java
4 32 (6.68%) C#
5 24 (5.01%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.18%) VBScript
7 15 (3.13%) Python
8 14 (2.92%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.71%) C
10 12 (2.51%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.30%) ABAP
12 10 (2.09%) C++
13 8 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.25%) PHP
15 5 (1.04%) Delphi
15 5 (1.04%) Groovy
15 5 (1.04%) Perl
15 5 (1.04%) RPG
15 5 (1.04%) VB
15 5 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (15.87%) Degree
2 74 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (13.78%) MCSE
4 36 (7.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (6.26%) Security Cleared
6 28 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (5.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (5.01%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (4.59%) MCSA
10 20 (4.18%) CCNA
10 20 (4.18%) MCP
10 20 (4.18%) SC Cleared
11 18 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (3.55%) CCA
13 14 (2.92%) CCNP
14 9 (1.88%) MCITP
15 8 (1.67%) ISEB
16 7 (1.46%) CCIE
16 7 (1.46%) CISSP
16 7 (1.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.72%) SLA
2 26 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (4.18%) COBIT
3 20 (4.18%) QA
4 5 (1.04%) GPG13
4 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.04%) MISRA
4 5 (1.04%) MISRA C
5 4 (0.84%) ISO 13485
5 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.42%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 187 (39.04%) Active Directory
2 123 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (22.34%) Hyper-V
4 68 (14.20%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (10.23%) XenApp
6 41 (8.56%) vSphere
7 40 (8.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 35 (7.31%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.67%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.25%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.63%) Docker
15 2 (0.42%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.42%) Firmware
15 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 49 (10.23%) SCCM
2 32 (6.68%) vCenter Server
3 27 (5.64%) SCVMM
4 24 (5.01%) vMotion
5 17 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (3.55%) Puppet
6 15 (3.13%) WSUS
7 14 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (2.71%) Ansible
8 13 (2.71%) SCOrch
9 12 (2.51%) SCOM
10 11 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (2.09%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (1.04%) Terraform
14 4 (0.84%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
15 3 (0.63%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 268 (55.95%) Microsoft
2 186 (38.83%) VMware
3 80 (16.70%) Citrix
4 34 (7.10%) Cisco
5 30 (6.26%) Apple
6 20 (4.18%) Ivanti
7 18 (3.76%) Oracle
8 16 (3.34%) HP
9 15 (3.13%) Dell
9 15 (3.13%) Juniper
10 14 (2.92%) NetApp
11 13 (2.71%) Sophos
11 13 (2.71%) Veeam
12 12 (2.51%) IBM
12 12 (2.51%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.30%) NVIDIA
13 11 (2.30%) SAP
14 10 (2.09%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.67%) AVG
15 8 (1.67%) MobileIron