Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 479 546 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.22% 11.54% 13.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.41% 64.54% 63.02%
Number of salaries quoted 441 479 480
Birmingham median annual salary £38,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% -15.66%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,000 £22,975
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £58,750
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.31% -7.14% -

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 780 846 787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 19.90% 17.88% 20.73%
Number of salaries quoted 685 668 717
Birmingham median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -1.30%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £54,500 £57,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% -2.78% +2.86%

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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 234 (48.85%) Microsoft
2 192 (40.08%) Active Directory
3 189 (39.46%) Windows Server
4 174 (36.33%) VMware
5 122 (25.47%) ITIL
6 117 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 117 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 111 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 103 (21.50%) SQL Server
9 99 (20.67%) Linux
10 96 (20.04%) SQL
11 90 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 88 (18.37%) Data Centre
12 88 (18.37%) Hyper-V
12 88 (18.37%) PowerShell
13 85 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 83 (17.33%) SCCM
15 74 (15.45%) Cisco
16 73 (15.24%) Citrix
17 70 (14.61%) MCSE
18 66 (13.78%) Windows 7
19 65 (13.57%) Office 365
20 64 (13.36%) Windows 10
21 61 (12.73%) Firewall
22 60 (12.53%) DNS
23 59 (12.32%) .NET
24 57 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
25 56 (11.69%) LAN
26 54 (11.27%) SharePoint
26 54 (11.27%) MCSA

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 54 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 49 (10.23%) MS Exchange
3 43 (8.98%) IIS
4 16 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.30%) SAS
7 9 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.67%) Apache
9 7 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (1.46%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.25%) nginx
11 5 (1.04%) Confluence
11 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.84%) JBoss
13 3 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 57 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.13%) assyst
2 11 (2.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.04%) Workfront
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 117 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (13.57%) Office 365
3 21 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (3.97%) IaaS
5 16 (3.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (2.51%) PaaS
7 9 (1.88%) SaaS
8 8 (1.67%) G Suite
9 5 (1.04%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.84%) GitHub
10 4 (0.84%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.21%) Apcera
13 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.21%) Slack
13 1 (0.21%) Trello
13 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (12.73%) Firewall
2 60 (12.53%) DNS
3 56 (11.69%) LAN
4 54 (11.27%) DHCP
5 52 (10.86%) SAN
5 52 (10.86%) WAN
6 45 (9.39%) VPN
7 43 (8.98%) TCP/IP
8 22 (4.59%) VLAN
9 16 (3.34%) Internet
10 15 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (3.13%) Wireless
11 14 (2.92%) MPLS
12 13 (2.71%) NetScaler
13 12 (2.51%) Broadband
14 11 (2.30%) 802.11
14 11 (2.30%) HTTP
14 11 (2.30%) WLAN
15 10 (2.09%) IPsec
15 10 (2.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (21.50%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 23 (4.80%) MySQL
5 17 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.46%) SQLite
10 6 (1.25%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.25%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.63%) DocumentDB
13 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (4.18%) TeamCity
2 18 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (3.34%) NuGet
4 14 (2.92%) InstallShield
4 14 (2.92%) MSI
5 12 (2.51%) Moq
5 12 (2.51%) MSTest
5 12 (2.51%) NUnit
5 12 (2.51%) Rhino Mocks
6 11 (2.30%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.46%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.46%) JIRA
8 7 (1.46%) Selenium
8 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.25%) JMeter
9 6 (1.25%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.25%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 39 (8.14%) Finance
2 26 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.01%) Retail
4 10 (2.09%) Games
5 5 (1.04%) Law
6 4 (0.84%) Advertising
6 4 (0.84%) Automotive
6 4 (0.84%) Legal
6 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.63%) Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) French Language
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (15.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (14.61%) Analyst
3 69 (14.41%) Developer
4 40 (8.35%) Support Engineer
5 30 (6.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 30 (6.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 24 (5.01%) .NET Developer
7 22 (4.59%) Consultant
8 21 (4.38%) IT Support
9 20 (4.18%) Support Analyst
10 19 (3.97%) Web Developer
11 16 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
12 15 (3.13%) Monitoring Engineer
12 15 (3.13%) Service Analyst
13 14 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (2.92%) PHP Developer
13 14 (2.92%) Server Engineer
13 14 (2.92%) Wintel Engineer
14 13 (2.71%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.32%) .NET
2 32 (6.68%) CSS
2 32 (6.68%) HTML
3 21 (4.38%) ASP.NET
4 18 (3.76%) 802.1X
5 13 (2.71%) .NET Framework
5 13 (2.71%) AngularJS
5 13 (2.71%) Web Services
5 13 (2.71%) XML
6 12 (2.51%) Castle Windsor
6 12 (2.51%) Ninject
6 12 (2.51%) Spring.NET
6 12 (2.51%) Unity DI Container
6 12 (2.51%) WinForms
6 12 (2.51%) WPF
7 11 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 11 (2.30%) Entity Framework
7 11 (2.30%) Kendo UI
7 11 (2.30%) SOAP
7 11 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 88 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.43%) Driving Licence
4 20 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.71%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.30%) Robotics
8 10 (2.09%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.88%) HP StoreVirtual
10 8 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
10 8 (1.67%) PKI
10 8 (1.67%) Replication
11 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.46%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (1.25%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.25%) iPad
13 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 189 (39.46%) Windows Server
2 111 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (20.67%) Linux
4 90 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (13.78%) Windows 7
6 64 (13.36%) Windows 10
7 48 (10.02%) Unix
8 42 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (6.47%) Android
10 24 (5.01%) Apple iOS
11 20 (4.18%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.30%) Windows Vista
13 10 (2.09%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (2.09%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.67%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.46%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (1.25%) Debian
16 6 (1.25%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (25.47%) ITIL
2 39 (8.14%) Configuration Management
2 39 (8.14%) Web Development
3 36 (7.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 35 (7.31%) Change Management
5 34 (7.10%) MVC
6 33 (6.89%) DevOps
6 33 (6.89%) Incident Management
7 31 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (6.47%) Service Delivery
8 28 (5.85%) Process Improvement
9 26 (5.43%) Presales
9 26 (5.43%) SDLC
9 26 (5.43%) Service Management
10 24 (5.01%) Project Management
11 23 (4.80%) Capacity Planning
12 22 (4.59%) Test Automation
13 21 (4.38%) Problem Management
13 21 (4.38%) TDD
14 20 (4.18%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 96 (20.04%) SQL
2 88 (18.37%) PowerShell
3 47 (9.81%) C#
4 43 (8.98%) Java
5 40 (8.35%) JavaScript
6 34 (7.10%) VBScript
7 20 (4.18%) PHP
8 19 (3.97%) Bash Shell
9 17 (3.55%) C
10 11 (2.30%) VB
10 11 (2.30%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.46%) Python
13 5 (1.04%) C++
14 4 (0.84%) Perl
15 2 (0.42%) Ruby
16 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.21%) VBA
16 1 (0.21%) XAML
Qualifications
1 85 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (14.61%) MCSE
3 54 (11.27%) MCSA
4 48 (10.02%) Degree
5 38 (7.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 31 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (5.85%) CCNA
8 20 (4.18%) MCITP
9 19 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (3.97%) Master's Degree
10 16 (3.34%) MCP
11 15 (3.13%) CCNP
12 12 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.67%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.67%) Security Cleared
14 7 (1.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 6 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (1.04%) ISEB
16 5 (1.04%) ISTQB
16 5 (1.04%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.85%) SLA
2 16 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 9 (1.88%) QA
4 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.42%) GCP
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) MISRA
System Software
1 192 (40.08%) Active Directory
2 117 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (18.37%) Hyper-V
4 42 (8.77%) vSphere
5 21 (4.38%) Virtual Servers
6 19 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (2.92%) Docker
9 13 (2.71%) XenApp
10 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.88%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (1.46%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.25%) KVM
13 6 (1.25%) pfSense
13 6 (1.25%) Samba
13 6 (1.25%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.63%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.63%) XenServer
16 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 83 (17.33%) SCCM
2 43 (8.98%) SCOM
3 29 (6.05%) Backup Exec
4 25 (5.22%) Puppet
5 19 (3.97%) Ansible
6 15 (3.13%) Tivoli
7 12 (2.51%) AirWatch
8 11 (2.30%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.09%) WSUS
10 7 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (1.25%) Salt
12 5 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.84%) MOM
13 4 (0.84%) QRadar
13 4 (0.84%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.84%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 234 (48.85%) Microsoft
2 174 (36.33%) VMware
3 74 (15.45%) Cisco
4 73 (15.24%) Citrix
5 53 (11.06%) HP
6 46 (9.60%) NetApp
7 45 (9.39%) Veeam
8 33 (6.89%) Dell
9 14 (2.92%) AppSense
9 14 (2.92%) EMC
9 14 (2.92%) Symantec
10 13 (2.71%) CheckPoint
10 13 (2.71%) Google
11 11 (2.30%) Cognos
11 11 (2.30%) SonicWALL
11 11 (2.30%) Sophos
12 10 (2.09%) McAfee
12 10 (2.09%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.88%) Aruba
13 9 (1.88%) Xamarin