Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 445 486 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.17% 12.75% 11.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.33% 60.45% 66.55%
Number of salaries quoted 346 450 510
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £20,575 £25,450 £21,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.29% +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 583 804 867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.94% 21.10% 17.95%
Number of salaries quoted 460 724 681
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -10.26%
10th Percentile £21,475 £26,075 £21,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,875 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% -5.41%

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 252 (56.63%) Microsoft
2 222 (49.89%) Active Directory
3 198 (44.49%) Windows Server
4 188 (42.25%) VMware
5 132 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 130 (29.21%) Office 365
7 123 (27.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 116 (26.07%) ITIL
9 111 (24.94%) SQL Server
10 106 (23.82%) SQL
11 101 (22.70%) Windows 7
11 101 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 95 (21.35%) Hyper-V
13 88 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 86 (19.33%) Microsoft Office
15 84 (18.88%) Firewall
16 83 (18.65%) Cisco
16 83 (18.65%) Self-Motivation
17 81 (18.20%) Data Centre
17 81 (18.20%) MCSE
18 80 (17.98%) MS Exchange
18 80 (17.98%) Windows 10
19 76 (17.08%) SCCM
20 75 (16.85%) HP
21 74 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 71 (15.96%) Linux
23 68 (15.28%) Citrix
23 68 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
24 67 (15.06%) Windows Server 2003
25 64 (14.38%) Degree

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 80 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 45 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 34 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (1.57%) JBoss
7 7 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.57%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.35%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.90%) Apache
10 4 (0.90%) IIS
11 3 (0.67%) Confluence
12 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.45%) Moodle
13 1 (0.22%) CMS
13 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.22%) nginx
13 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (19.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 130 (29.21%) Office 365
2 123 (27.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.35%) IaaS
5 4 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.90%) SaaS
6 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) Datadog
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (18.88%) Firewall
2 54 (12.13%) SAN
3 50 (11.24%) DHCP
4 47 (10.56%) DNS
5 34 (7.64%) LAN
5 34 (7.64%) WAN
6 33 (7.42%) TCP/IP
7 29 (6.52%) IPsec
8 27 (6.07%) VPN
9 25 (5.62%) Network Security
10 22 (4.94%) Remote Desktop
11 20 (4.49%) SSL
12 19 (4.27%) VoIP
13 18 (4.04%) VLAN
14 17 (3.82%) OSPF
15 13 (2.92%) MPLS
15 13 (2.92%) Wireless
16 12 (2.70%) BGP
17 10 (2.25%) NetScaler
18 8 (1.80%) SHDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (24.94%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.47%) MySQL
6 10 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.57%) DB2
9 5 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.45%) SQLite
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.22%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.02%) JIRA
3 8 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.35%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.12%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.45%) Hudson
7 2 (0.45%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.22%) NUnit
8 1 (0.22%) Toad
8 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 60 (13.48%) Finance
2 21 (4.72%) Legal
3 19 (4.27%) Retail
4 11 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.02%) Marketing
6 8 (1.80%) Banking
7 7 (1.57%) Automotive
7 7 (1.57%) Publishing
7 7 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.12%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) International Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (16.85%) Analyst
2 55 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (9.89%) Architect
4 39 (8.76%) Support Engineer
5 37 (8.31%) Developer
5 37 (8.31%) IT Support
6 35 (7.87%) Support Analyst
7 32 (7.19%) Technical Architect
8 29 (6.52%) IT Engineer
9 27 (6.07%) Consultant
9 27 (6.07%) Service Analyst
9 27 (6.07%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (5.17%) SCCM Engineer
11 21 (4.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (4.04%) Senior SCCM Engineer
13 17 (3.82%) IT Support Engineer
14 16 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (3.60%) Implementation Engineer
14 16 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
15 14 (3.15%) Senior Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.44%) .NET
2 22 (4.94%) .NET Framework
3 21 (4.72%) XML
4 20 (4.49%) Web Services
5 19 (4.27%) HTML
6 16 (3.60%) CSS
6 16 (3.60%) Entity Framework
7 12 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 12 (2.70%) Hibernate
8 11 (2.47%) JSON
8 11 (2.47%) WinForms
9 10 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (2.02%) Middleware
11 8 (1.80%) SOAP
12 7 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.57%) Java EE
12 7 (1.57%) jQuery
12 7 (1.57%) Kafka
12 7 (1.57%) REST
13 6 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 83 (18.65%) Self-Motivation
2 81 (18.20%) Data Centre
3 45 (10.11%) Computer Science
4 26 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.82%) HP StoreVirtual
6 15 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.70%) Fat Client
7 12 (2.70%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.70%) Thin Client
8 10 (2.25%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.57%) Clustering
10 6 (1.35%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.12%) AS400
11 5 (1.12%) Replication
11 5 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.90%) PDA
12 4 (0.90%) User Experience
13 3 (0.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 198 (44.49%) Windows Server
2 101 (22.70%) Windows 7
2 101 (22.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 80 (17.98%) Windows 10
4 71 (15.96%) Linux
5 68 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (15.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (7.64%) Windows 8
8 27 (6.07%) Unix
9 18 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.92%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.25%) Android
11 10 (2.25%) CentOS
12 8 (1.80%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.80%) Solaris
12 8 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.57%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.12%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.90%) SUSE
15 4 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (26.07%) ITIL
2 74 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 57 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (12.81%) Project Management
4 50 (11.24%) Presales
5 47 (10.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 45 (10.11%) Software Engineering
7 43 (9.66%) Service Delivery
8 37 (8.31%) Customer Requirements
8 37 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (7.42%) Data Protection
10 31 (6.97%) Server Virtualisation
11 28 (6.29%) Service Management
12 27 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (5.84%) Workflow
14 25 (5.62%) Line Management
14 25 (5.62%) Web Development
15 23 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
15 23 (5.17%) Patch Management
16 22 (4.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.82%) SQL
2 53 (11.91%) C#
3 49 (11.01%) PowerShell
4 27 (6.07%) JavaScript
5 24 (5.39%) VBScript
6 15 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.70%) Java
8 11 (2.47%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.80%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.90%) VB
11 3 (0.67%) VB6
12 2 (0.45%) C
13 1 (0.22%) ABAP
13 1 (0.22%) PHP
13 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.22%) Python
13 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (18.20%) MCSE
3 64 (14.38%) Degree
4 47 (10.56%) MCP
5 44 (9.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (8.54%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (6.52%) Security Cleared
8 25 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (3.82%) CCNA
10 17 (3.82%) MCSA
11 12 (2.70%) Master's Degree
12 11 (2.47%) MCITP
13 10 (2.25%) ISEB
14 8 (1.80%) HNC
14 8 (1.80%) HND
14 8 (1.80%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.57%) CCNP
16 4 (0.90%) CISSP
16 4 (0.90%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.34%) SLA
2 35 (7.87%) GDPR
3 20 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.25%) COBIT
5 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.22%) QA
8 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 222 (49.89%) Active Directory
2 132 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (21.35%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.42%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (7.42%) XenDesktop
5 31 (6.97%) vSphere
6 29 (6.52%) XenApp
7 17 (3.82%) Forefront TMG
8 16 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (3.60%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.80%) VMware NSX
10 6 (1.35%) Docker
11 3 (0.67%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 76 (17.08%) SCCM
2 31 (6.97%) WSUS
3 21 (4.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (2.02%) SCVMM
4 9 (2.02%) vCenter Server
4 9 (2.02%) vMotion
5 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.80%) QRadar
6 6 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.12%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.12%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.90%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.67%) Ansible
9 3 (0.67%) Puppet
9 3 (0.67%) SCOM
10 2 (0.45%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 252 (56.63%) Microsoft
2 188 (42.25%) VMware
3 83 (18.65%) Cisco
4 75 (16.85%) HP
5 68 (15.28%) Citrix
6 47 (10.56%) Dell
7 46 (10.34%) NetApp
8 25 (5.62%) IBM
9 22 (4.94%) Forcepoint
9 22 (4.94%) Symantec
10 20 (4.49%) CheckPoint
10 20 (4.49%) McAfee
11 19 (4.27%) SonicWALL
12 17 (3.82%) Xamarin
13 15 (3.37%) Ivanti
13 15 (3.37%) Red Hat
14 14 (3.15%) Remedy
15 13 (2.92%) Oracle
16 11 (2.47%) Juniper
17 10 (2.25%) Nimble Storage