Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 505 393 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.61% 10.61% 11.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.35% 58.92% 62.55%
Number of salaries quoted 392 359 490
Birmingham median annual salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.41% -1.33%
10th Percentile £21,300 £22,800 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,450 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 698 667 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.81% 18.01% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 551 566 673
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,127 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 (53.07%) Microsoft
2 237 (46.93%) VMware
3 235 (46.53%) Windows Server
4 229 (45.35%) Active Directory
5 142 (28.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 140 (27.72%) ITIL
7 117 (23.17%) Office 365
8 113 (22.38%) Microsoft Office
9 105 (20.79%) Finance
9 105 (20.79%) Hyper-V
10 104 (20.59%) Linux
11 101 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 100 (19.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 100 (19.80%) MS Exchange
13 99 (19.60%) Citrix
14 98 (19.41%) SQL
15 95 (18.81%) SQL Server
16 91 (18.02%) Degree
17 90 (17.82%) Data Centre
18 89 (17.62%) VMware ESXi
18 89 (17.62%) Self-Motivation
18 89 (17.62%) Firewall
19 86 (17.03%) Windows 7
20 81 (16.04%) PowerShell
21 74 (14.65%) Computer Science
21 74 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
22 72 (14.26%) MCSE
22 72 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
23 71 (14.06%) SLA
24 70 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 100 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 50 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.56%) IIS
5 11 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.58%) JBoss
8 6 (1.19%) Anypoint
8 6 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.19%) NetWeaver
9 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.79%) Apache
10 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.40%) SAS
12 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 113 (22.38%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.99%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.99%) SAP MM
2 5 (0.99%) SAP PM
2 5 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.20%) Movex
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 117 (23.17%) Office 365
2 74 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.98%) IaaS
5 8 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.19%) SaaS
7 4 (0.79%) PaaS
8 3 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 89 (17.62%) Firewall
2 59 (11.68%) SAN
3 54 (10.69%) LAN
3 54 (10.69%) WAN
4 41 (8.12%) TCP/IP
5 40 (7.92%) NetScaler
6 39 (7.72%) DNS
7 37 (7.33%) VoIP
8 36 (7.13%) VPN
9 33 (6.53%) SSL
10 29 (5.74%) IPsec
11 28 (5.54%) DHCP
12 27 (5.35%) VLAN
13 14 (2.77%) Network Security
14 13 (2.57%) Internet
14 13 (2.57%) Wireless
15 11 (2.18%) MPLS
15 11 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (1.78%) Cisco Wireless
16 9 (1.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.18%) MySQL
7 10 (1.98%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.98%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.39%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.19%) DTS
10 6 (1.19%) EDRMS
11 5 (0.99%) GIS
12 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
15 1 (0.20%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (2.57%) Jenkins
1 13 (2.57%) TeamCity
2 10 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.58%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.79%) Selenium
6 4 (0.79%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.79%) WATIR
7 2 (0.40%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.40%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.40%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.40%) JBehave
7 2 (0.40%) JMeter
7 2 (0.40%) Maven
7 2 (0.40%) Subversion
7 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 105 (20.79%) Finance
2 40 (7.92%) Banking
3 22 (4.36%) International Banking
4 20 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.37%) Retail
6 15 (2.97%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.38%) Legal
8 7 (1.39%) Law
8 7 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.19%) Automotive
9 6 (1.19%) Publishing
10 3 (0.59%) Back Office
11 2 (0.40%) Billing
11 2 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (20.79%) Analyst
2 71 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 70 (13.86%) Support Analyst
4 55 (10.89%) Consultant
5 41 (8.12%) IT Support
6 36 (7.13%) Support Engineer
7 35 (6.93%) Architect
8 33 (6.53%) SCCM Engineer
9 28 (5.54%) IT Engineer
10 22 (4.36%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 21 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (4.16%) Administrator
11 21 (4.16%) Citrix Specialist
11 21 (4.16%) Citrix Technical Specialist
11 21 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (4.16%) Technical Specialist
11 21 (4.16%) Virtualisation Specialist
12 20 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
13 19 (3.76%) Network Analyst
13 19 (3.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.54%) .NET
2 22 (4.36%) XML
3 11 (2.18%) Web Services
4 8 (1.58%) HTML
5 7 (1.39%) CSS
6 6 (1.19%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.19%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.19%) Hibernate
6 6 (1.19%) Middleware
6 6 (1.19%) SAP Basis
6 6 (1.19%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.19%) WSH
7 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.99%) BAPI
7 5 (0.99%) HTML5
7 5 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.99%) React
7 5 (0.99%) SAP Fiori
7 5 (0.99%) SAPUI5
8 4 (0.79%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 90 (17.82%) Data Centre
2 89 (17.62%) Self-Motivation
3 74 (14.65%) Computer Science
4 32 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (6.14%) Public Cloud
6 28 (5.54%) Management Information System
7 24 (4.75%) Fintech
8 23 (4.55%) Driving Licence
9 20 (3.96%) Clustering
10 13 (2.57%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.58%) iSeries
12 7 (1.39%) AS400
12 7 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.39%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.39%) User Experience
13 6 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.19%) Minimum Viable Product
13 6 (1.19%) PKI
13 6 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 235 (46.53%) Windows Server
2 104 (20.59%) Linux
3 101 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 100 (19.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (17.03%) Windows 7
6 70 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (9.70%) Unix
8 33 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (2.77%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.57%) Android
11 10 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.78%) CentOS
13 7 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.19%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.19%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.99%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.79%) Debian
16 4 (0.79%) VMS
16 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (27.72%) ITIL
2 65 (12.87%) Software Engineering
3 62 (12.28%) Project Management
3 62 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis
4 52 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (9.31%) Service Delivery
7 38 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 37 (7.33%) PRINCE2
9 36 (7.13%) Service Management
10 35 (6.93%) Presales
10 35 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (5.94%) Business Continuity
11 30 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (5.74%) IT Strategy
12 29 (5.74%) Translating Business Requirements
13 27 (5.35%) Customer Requirements
14 24 (4.75%) Network Design
14 24 (4.75%) SOA
15 21 (4.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (19.41%) SQL
2 81 (16.04%) PowerShell
3 43 (8.51%) VBScript
4 27 (5.35%) Java
5 21 (4.16%) C#
5 21 (4.16%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.97%) Python
7 13 (2.57%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.18%) ABAP
9 8 (1.58%) VB
10 7 (1.39%) C++
11 6 (1.19%) Ruby
12 5 (0.99%) PHP
12 5 (0.99%) R
13 4 (0.79%) C
13 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.59%) Go
14 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (18.02%) Degree
2 72 (14.26%) MCSE
2 72 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (13.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 47 (9.31%) MCP
5 43 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (4.95%) Security Cleared
7 19 (3.76%) CCNA
7 19 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.38%) MCITP
8 12 (2.38%) MCSA
9 11 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.98%) CCNP
10 10 (1.98%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.39%) CCA
11 7 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.99%) CISM
12 5 (0.99%) CISSP
12 5 (0.99%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.99%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (14.06%) SLA
2 39 (7.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (4.55%) COBIT
4 14 (2.77%) QA
5 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.40%) GDPR
6 2 (0.40%) GPG13
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 229 (45.35%) Active Directory
2 142 (28.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (20.79%) Hyper-V
4 89 (17.62%) VMware ESXi
5 63 (12.48%) XenApp
6 61 (12.08%) XenDesktop
7 55 (10.89%) vSphere
8 54 (10.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.39%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.19%) Firmware
12 5 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.79%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.59%) Docker
15 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (12.28%) SCCM
2 41 (8.12%) SCVMM
3 36 (7.13%) vCenter Server
3 36 (7.13%) vMotion
4 20 (3.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (3.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 15 (2.97%) SCOrch
6 15 (2.97%) WSUS
7 14 (2.77%) Puppet
8 12 (2.38%) Backup Exec
9 10 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 9 (1.78%) QRadar
10 9 (1.78%) WhatsUp Gold
11 8 (1.58%) AirWatch
12 7 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (1.19%) SCDPM
14 5 (0.99%) SCSM
15 4 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.79%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 268 (53.07%) Microsoft
2 237 (46.93%) VMware
3 99 (19.60%) Citrix
4 41 (8.12%) Cisco
5 29 (5.74%) Ivanti
6 28 (5.54%) Apple
7 19 (3.76%) HP
7 19 (3.76%) NetApp
8 16 (3.17%) Oracle
8 16 (3.17%) SolarWinds
8 16 (3.17%) Veeam
9 14 (2.77%) SAP
10 11 (2.18%) Meraki
10 11 (2.18%) MobileIron
10 11 (2.18%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.98%) NVIDIA
12 9 (1.78%) F5
12 9 (1.78%) IBM
12 9 (1.78%) Tripwire
13 8 (1.58%) Red Hat