Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 12 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 448 473 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.70% 12.52% 11.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.18% 63.24% 66.50%
Number of salaries quoted 344 429 473
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £20,913 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,800 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%

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 573 748 815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.24% 19.79% 17.79%
Number of salaries quoted 449 667 651
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%

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 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 280 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 221 (49.33%) Active Directory
3 200 (44.64%) VMware
4 183 (40.85%) Windows Server
5 154 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 134 (29.91%) Office 365
7 130 (29.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 117 (26.12%) Hyper-V
9 110 (24.55%) ITIL
10 105 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 104 (23.21%) SQL Server
12 102 (22.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 100 (22.32%) SCCM
14 97 (21.65%) HP
15 96 (21.43%) Data Centre
16 94 (20.98%) Cisco
16 94 (20.98%) Microsoft Office
17 93 (20.76%) SQL
17 93 (20.76%) MCSE
18 90 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 89 (19.87%) Linux
20 85 (18.97%) Windows 7
21 79 (17.63%) DHCP
21 79 (17.63%) Windows 10
22 76 (16.96%) DNS
23 75 (16.74%) Firewall
24 72 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
25 71 (15.85%) Dell
26 70 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
27 69 (15.40%) MS Exchange

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 69 (15.40%) MS Exchange
2 60 (13.39%) SharePoint
3 31 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 29 (6.47%) SharePoint Server
5 26 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.46%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.56%) JBoss
8 7 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.34%) Apache
10 3 (0.67%) Confluence
10 3 (0.67%) IIS
11 2 (0.45%) Moodle
11 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 94 (20.98%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.67%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.89%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.89%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Workfront
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 134 (29.91%) Office 365
2 130 (29.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.34%) IaaS
5 6 (1.34%) SaaS
6 4 (0.89%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.45%) PaaS
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) Datadog
9 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (17.63%) DHCP
2 76 (16.96%) DNS
3 75 (16.74%) Firewall
4 53 (11.83%) SAN
5 32 (7.14%) LAN
5 32 (7.14%) Network Security
5 32 (7.14%) WAN
6 29 (6.47%) TCP/IP
7 25 (5.58%) VLAN
8 24 (5.36%) VPN
9 22 (4.91%) VoIP
10 21 (4.69%) Wireless
11 20 (4.46%) BGP
11 20 (4.46%) OSPF
12 19 (4.24%) IPsec
13 18 (4.02%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (2.46%) RIP
15 11 (2.46%) Skype
16 10 (2.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (3.35%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.68%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.68%) MySQL
6 9 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.56%) DB2
7 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.45%) SQLite
12 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.01%) JIRA
2 7 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
5 1 (0.22%) NUnit
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.22%) Toad
5 1 (0.22%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (9.15%) Finance
2 20 (4.46%) Retail
3 13 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.46%) Legal
5 8 (1.79%) Banking
5 8 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.34%) Publishing
7 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.12%) Marketing
8 4 (0.89%) Automotive
9 3 (0.67%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 72 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (12.05%) Analyst
3 52 (11.61%) Architect
4 38 (8.48%) Technical Architect
5 32 (7.14%) Developer
6 31 (6.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (6.70%) Support Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) IT Engineer
8 25 (5.58%) Technical Leader
9 24 (5.36%) Service Analyst
9 24 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (5.13%) Consultant
11 20 (4.46%) IT Support
11 20 (4.46%) Support Analyst
12 19 (4.24%) Technical Consultant
13 16 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
13 16 (3.57%) Senior Implementation Engineer
14 15 (3.35%) SCCM Engineer
14 15 (3.35%) Senior Support Engineer
15 14 (3.13%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.71%) .NET
2 23 (5.13%) Web Services
3 19 (4.24%) XML
4 17 (3.79%) Middleware
5 14 (3.13%) Kafka
5 14 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 13 (2.90%) HTML
7 11 (2.46%) CSS
8 10 (2.23%) JSON
9 9 (2.01%) Entity Framework
10 8 (1.79%) REST
10 8 (1.79%) SOAP
11 7 (1.56%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.56%) Java EE
11 7 (1.56%) Spring
12 6 (1.34%) EDI
12 6 (1.34%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (1.34%) WinForms
13 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 96 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 65 (14.51%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.79%) HP StoreVirtual
5 15 (3.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 14 (3.13%) Clustering
6 14 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (2.68%) Fat Client
7 12 (2.68%) Thin Client
8 10 (2.23%) Replication
9 8 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.56%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.56%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.12%) AS400
11 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.89%) PDA
13 3 (0.67%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 183 (40.85%) Windows Server
2 105 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 89 (19.87%) Linux
4 85 (18.97%) Windows 7
5 79 (17.63%) Windows 10
6 72 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (10.04%) Windows 8
9 26 (5.80%) Unix
10 17 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (2.68%) CentOS
12 8 (1.79%) Solaris
12 8 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.56%) Android
14 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.12%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.12%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.89%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.89%) SUSE
17 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (24.55%) ITIL
2 90 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 65 (14.51%) Project Management
4 53 (11.83%) Presales
5 52 (11.61%) Data Protection
6 45 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (10.04%) Customer Requirements
6 45 (10.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 41 (9.15%) Kalman Filter
8 39 (8.71%) Server Virtualisation
9 38 (8.48%) Patch Management
10 37 (8.26%) Web Filtering
11 36 (8.04%) Service Delivery
12 34 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (7.37%) Workflow
14 32 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
15 31 (6.92%) Line Management
16 30 (6.70%) Service Management
17 29 (6.47%) DevOps
18 25 (5.58%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.76%) SQL
2 45 (10.04%) C#
3 37 (8.26%) PowerShell
4 20 (4.46%) VBScript
5 14 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 14 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.68%) Java
7 5 (1.12%) RPG
7 5 (1.12%) RPG IV
7 5 (1.12%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.67%) VB
9 3 (0.67%) VB6
10 1 (0.22%) ABAP
10 1 (0.22%) C
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
10 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 102 (22.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (20.76%) MCSE
3 46 (10.27%) Degree
4 42 (9.38%) MCP
5 41 (9.15%) ITIL Certification
6 37 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 24 (5.36%) MCSA
9 22 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (3.35%) MCITP
11 13 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (2.23%) CCNA
13 8 (1.79%) HNC
13 8 (1.79%) HND
14 6 (1.34%) CISM
14 6 (1.34%) CISSP
15 5 (1.12%) ISEB
16 4 (0.89%) CCNP
16 4 (0.89%) Master's Degree
17 3 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (11.83%) GDPR
2 29 (6.47%) SLA
3 8 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.45%) QA
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 221 (49.33%) Active Directory
2 154 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (26.12%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.92%) XenDesktop
5 30 (6.70%) XenApp
6 21 (4.69%) vSphere
7 19 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (3.79%) Forefront TMG
9 16 (3.57%) Terminal Services
10 9 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.79%) VMware NSX
12 7 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (1.34%) Docker
14 5 (1.12%) Firmware
15 3 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
17 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 100 (22.32%) SCCM
2 41 (9.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 39 (8.71%) WSUS
4 12 (2.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (1.79%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.34%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.34%) SCOM
8 5 (1.12%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.12%) Linux-HA
9 4 (0.89%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.89%) vMotion
10 3 (0.67%) Nessus
10 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.67%) QRadar
11 2 (0.45%) Ansible
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.45%) Puppet
12 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 280 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 200 (44.64%) VMware
3 97 (21.65%) HP
4 94 (20.98%) Cisco
5 71 (15.85%) Dell
6 68 (15.18%) Citrix
7 58 (12.95%) NetApp
8 44 (9.82%) Symantec
9 43 (9.60%) IBM
10 40 (8.93%) Forcepoint
11 37 (8.26%) McAfee
12 20 (4.46%) CheckPoint
13 19 (4.24%) SonicWALL
14 15 (3.35%) Red Hat
15 14 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
15 14 (3.13%) UiPath
16 12 (2.68%) EqualLogic
16 12 (2.68%) Ivanti
16 12 (2.68%) Oracle
17 11 (2.46%) Polycom