Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 487 572 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.85% 11.80% 14.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.50% 66.28% 64.08%
Number of salaries quoted 453 504 521
Birmingham median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £61,250 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -5.41%

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 805 863 877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.24% 17.80% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 724 677 788
Birmingham median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.26% -1.27%
10th Percentile £26,075 £21,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,875 £60,000 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +5.71%

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 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows.

1 261 (53.59%) Microsoft
2 198 (40.66%) Active Directory
3 193 (39.63%) Windows Server
4 184 (37.78%) VMware
5 136 (27.93%) ITIL
6 127 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 112 (23.00%) Linux
8 108 (22.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 107 (21.97%) SQL Server
10 102 (20.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 99 (20.33%) SQL
12 91 (18.69%) PowerShell
13 86 (17.66%) SCCM
14 84 (17.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 83 (17.04%) Citrix
16 80 (16.43%) Hyper-V
17 78 (16.02%) Windows 7
18 76 (15.61%) Data Centre
18 76 (15.61%) Firewall
19 73 (14.99%) Cisco
19 73 (14.99%) Windows 10
20 71 (14.58%) MCSE
21 70 (14.37%) Windows Server 2012
22 64 (13.14%) LAN
23 63 (12.94%) Degree
24 60 (12.32%) DNS
25 58 (11.91%) SAN
25 58 (11.91%) Microsoft Office
26 57 (11.70%) Office 365
27 55 (11.29%) DHCP

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 49 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 48 (9.86%) SharePoint
3 37 (7.60%) IIS
4 17 (3.49%) Apache
5 15 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.05%) SAS
7 10 (2.05%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.44%) JBoss
10 6 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.23%) nginx
10 6 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.03%) Confluence
11 5 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (11.91%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.67%) assyst
2 10 (2.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (1.23%) Workfront
4 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 108 (22.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (11.70%) Office 365
3 24 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.87%) IaaS
5 10 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.64%) G Suite
6 8 (1.64%) PaaS
7 7 (1.44%) SaaS
8 4 (0.82%) GitHub
8 4 (0.82%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.82%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.62%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.21%) Apcera
11 1 (0.21%) Datadog
11 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 76 (15.61%) Firewall
2 64 (13.14%) LAN
3 60 (12.32%) DNS
4 58 (11.91%) SAN
5 55 (11.29%) DHCP
5 55 (11.29%) WAN
6 46 (9.45%) VPN
7 38 (7.80%) TCP/IP
8 18 (3.70%) NetScaler
8 18 (3.70%) VLAN
9 17 (3.49%) VoIP
10 15 (3.08%) WLAN
11 14 (2.87%) Internet
11 14 (2.87%) IPsec
12 13 (2.67%) MPLS
12 13 (2.67%) Skype
12 13 (2.67%) Wireless
13 11 (2.26%) 802.11
13 11 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (21.97%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (2.46%) MySQL
8 10 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.23%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.23%) SQLite
11 5 (1.03%) DB2
12 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.62%) DocumentDB
13 3 (0.62%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (5.95%) TeamCity
2 24 (4.93%) Octopus Deploy
3 22 (4.52%) NuGet
4 18 (3.70%) InstallShield
4 18 (3.70%) MSI
5 16 (3.29%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.46%) Selenium
7 11 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (1.85%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.44%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.44%) JMeter
9 7 (1.44%) JUnit
9 7 (1.44%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.44%) Subversion
9 7 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.44%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.23%) MSTest
10 6 (1.23%) NUnit
10 6 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (9.24%) Finance
2 20 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.49%) Retail
4 9 (1.85%) Games
5 8 (1.64%) Automotive
5 8 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.44%) Banking
7 5 (1.03%) Law
8 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.62%) Advertising
9 3 (0.62%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (19.51%) Analyst
2 65 (13.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (11.70%) Developer
4 43 (8.83%) Support Engineer
5 36 (7.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 32 (6.57%) Support Analyst
7 31 (6.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 28 (5.75%) Consultant
9 24 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (4.52%) Desktop Support
11 21 (4.31%) IT Support
12 16 (3.29%) IT Engineer
12 16 (3.29%) Technical Analyst
13 15 (3.08%) .NET Developer
13 15 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 15 (3.08%) Service Analyst
13 15 (3.08%) Web Developer
13 15 (3.08%) Wintel Engineer
14 14 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (2.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (9.86%) .NET
2 26 (5.34%) CSS
2 26 (5.34%) HTML
3 20 (4.11%) ASP.NET
4 18 (3.70%) 802.1X
5 15 (3.08%) Web Services
5 15 (3.08%) XML
6 14 (2.87%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.67%) .NET Framework
7 13 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 13 (2.67%) Entity Framework
7 13 (2.67%) Kendo UI
7 13 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (2.46%) SOAP
9 11 (2.26%) WPF
10 9 (1.85%) .NET Core
10 9 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (1.85%) LINQ
11 8 (1.64%) LAMP
12 7 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 76 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.54%) Driving Licence
4 26 (5.34%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.29%) Robotics
6 11 (2.26%) PKI
7 10 (2.05%) Clustering
7 10 (2.05%) Mobile Computing
7 10 (2.05%) Replication
8 9 (1.85%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.44%) Handset
10 7 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.44%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.44%) RSA SecurID
10 7 (1.44%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 193 (39.63%) Windows Server
2 112 (23.00%) Linux
3 102 (20.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (16.02%) Windows 7
5 73 (14.99%) Windows 10
6 70 (14.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (8.21%) Unix
9 31 (6.37%) Android
10 23 (4.72%) Apple iOS
11 15 (3.08%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
13 11 (2.26%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.85%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.64%) CentOS
16 7 (1.44%) Ubuntu
17 6 (1.23%) Debian
17 6 (1.23%) Windows Phone
18 5 (1.03%) Mac OS X
18 5 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (27.93%) ITIL
2 43 (8.83%) Configuration Management
3 42 (8.62%) Change Management
3 42 (8.62%) Project Management
4 37 (7.60%) DevOps
5 33 (6.78%) Presales
5 33 (6.78%) Test Automation
6 32 (6.57%) Business Continuity
6 32 (6.57%) SDLC
6 32 (6.57%) Web Development
7 31 (6.37%) Incident Management
7 31 (6.37%) Process Improvement
8 30 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
9 28 (5.75%) MVC
10 27 (5.54%) Service Management
11 26 (5.34%) Service Delivery
12 23 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (4.52%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (4.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 99 (20.33%) SQL
2 91 (18.69%) PowerShell
3 46 (9.45%) C#
4 43 (8.83%) Java
5 37 (7.60%) JavaScript
6 35 (7.19%) VBScript
7 25 (5.13%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.87%) VB.NET
10 13 (2.67%) PHP
11 12 (2.46%) VB
12 11 (2.26%) C
12 11 (2.26%) Python
13 6 (1.23%) C++
14 5 (1.03%) Delphi
14 5 (1.03%) Groovy
14 5 (1.03%) Perl
14 5 (1.03%) RPG
14 5 (1.03%) Scala
15 2 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 84 (17.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (14.58%) MCSE
3 63 (12.94%) Degree
4 52 (10.68%) MCSA
5 41 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (7.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 35 (7.19%) CCNA
8 21 (4.31%) MCITP
9 19 (3.90%) Master's Degree
10 17 (3.49%) MCP
11 16 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (3.08%) CCNP
13 13 (2.67%) ISEB
14 12 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (2.46%) Security Cleared
15 11 (2.26%) SC Cleared
16 9 (1.85%) ISTQB
17 7 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
18 5 (1.03%) CCIE
18 5 (1.03%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.54%) SLA
2 14 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 14 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.64%) QA
4 6 (1.23%) COBIT
5 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.41%) GCP
6 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.41%) MISRA
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 198 (40.66%) Active Directory
2 127 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (16.43%) Hyper-V
4 45 (9.24%) vSphere
5 29 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (3.08%) Docker
9 14 (2.87%) XenApp
10 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (1.64%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.44%) VirtualBox
12 6 (1.23%) KVM
12 6 (1.23%) pfSense
12 6 (1.23%) Samba
13 4 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.41%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (17.66%) SCCM
2 35 (7.19%) SCOM
3 30 (6.16%) Puppet
4 27 (5.54%) Backup Exec
5 26 (5.34%) Ansible
6 13 (2.67%) AirWatch
6 13 (2.67%) Tivoli
7 12 (2.46%) vCenter Server
8 11 (2.26%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.26%) WSUS
9 10 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.23%) Salt
11 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.03%) MOM
12 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.82%) QRadar
12 4 (0.82%) Terraform
12 4 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
13 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 261 (53.59%) Microsoft
2 184 (37.78%) VMware
3 83 (17.04%) Citrix
4 73 (14.99%) Cisco
5 49 (10.06%) HP
6 46 (9.45%) Veeam
7 41 (8.42%) NetApp
8 37 (7.60%) Dell
9 18 (3.70%) AppSense
9 18 (3.70%) Juniper
10 14 (2.87%) Google
11 13 (2.67%) EMC
11 13 (2.67%) EqualLogic
12 12 (2.46%) Symantec
13 11 (2.26%) IBM
13 11 (2.26%) Sophos
14 10 (2.05%) Cognos
14 10 (2.05%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.05%) SAP
15 9 (1.85%) McAfee