Period
to 19 April 2019

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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 8 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 447 512 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.16% 13.50% 10.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.94% 71.51% 60.63%
Number of salaries quoted 343 406 340
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,047 £22,875 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 581 716 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.41% 18.88% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 441 576 532
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,625 £24,750
90th Percentile £64,375 £62,500 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%

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 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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.

1 257 (57.49%) Active Directory
2 253 (56.60%) Microsoft
3 219 (48.99%) Windows Server
4 216 (48.32%) VMware
5 158 (35.35%) Office 365
6 150 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 147 (32.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 129 (28.86%) ITIL
9 127 (28.41%) Hyper-V
10 114 (25.50%) SCCM
11 112 (25.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 102 (22.82%) DNS
13 101 (22.60%) Citrix
13 101 (22.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 100 (22.37%) MCSE
15 98 (21.92%) DHCP
15 98 (21.92%) SQL
15 98 (21.92%) Cisco
16 91 (20.36%) Data Centre
17 89 (19.91%) Linux
18 88 (19.69%) Microsoft Office
19 82 (18.34%) SQL Server
20 81 (18.12%) Firewall
21 79 (17.67%) Dell
22 78 (17.45%) HP
22 78 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
23 69 (15.44%) Windows 10
23 69 (15.44%) SharePoint
24 68 (15.21%) PowerShell
25 66 (14.77%) Project Management

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 (15.44%) SharePoint
2 60 (13.42%) MS Exchange
3 30 (6.71%) SharePoint Server
4 24 (5.37%) Skype for Business
5 15 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.12%) Apache
8 5 (1.12%) IIS
9 3 (0.67%) SAS
10 2 (0.45%) JBoss
10 2 (0.45%) WildFly
11 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.22%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 88 (19.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.12%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.22%) ArchiCAD
3 1 (0.22%) MicroStation
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (3.36%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (1.12%) Workfront
3 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.89%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.67%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.22%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 158 (35.35%) Office 365
2 147 (32.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.79%) PaaS
7 7 (1.57%) IaaS
8 6 (1.34%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.12%) Azure Functions
9 5 (1.12%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (1.12%) Serverless
10 3 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.67%) Datadog
10 3 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.67%) GitHub
11 2 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.45%) NuGet
11 2 (0.45%) SaaS
12 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 102 (22.82%) DNS
2 98 (21.92%) DHCP
3 81 (18.12%) Firewall
4 52 (11.63%) LAN
4 52 (11.63%) WAN
5 44 (9.84%) SAN
6 31 (6.94%) Wireless
7 27 (6.04%) Network Security
8 25 (5.59%) VoIP
8 25 (5.59%) VPN
9 24 (5.37%) VLAN
10 23 (5.15%) Skype
11 15 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (3.36%) FTP
12 12 (2.68%) NAS
13 11 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (2.24%) BGP
14 10 (2.24%) OSPF
15 9 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (1.79%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.34%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (1.57%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.34%) MySQL
6 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.45%) GIS
7 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.45%) UniData
8 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.46%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.12%) JIRA
4 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.67%) MSI
6 3 (0.67%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.67%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.45%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.22%) GitLab
General
1 33 (7.38%) Finance
2 22 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.13%) Retail
4 12 (2.68%) Legal
5 11 (2.46%) Back Office
5 11 (2.46%) Banking
6 8 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.89%) Marketing
8 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (20.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (13.42%) Analyst
3 48 (10.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (8.28%) IT Engineer
5 28 (6.26%) Architect
5 28 (6.26%) Support Analyst
5 28 (6.26%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.15%) IT Support
7 22 (4.92%) SCCM Engineer
8 21 (4.70%) Technical Architect
9 19 (4.25%) Senior SCCM Engineer
9 19 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (4.25%) Technical Leader
10 18 (4.03%) Developer
11 17 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
12 15 (3.36%) Consultant
12 15 (3.36%) Senior IT Engineer
13 14 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 13 (2.91%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.94%) .NET
2 15 (3.36%) EDI
3 13 (2.91%) XML
4 12 (2.68%) Web Services
5 11 (2.46%) EDIFACT
6 10 (2.24%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.79%) Entity Framework
7 8 (1.79%) Middleware
8 7 (1.57%) Apache NiFi
8 7 (1.57%) Kafka
8 7 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (1.34%) JSON
9 6 (1.34%) Spring
10 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.12%) SAML
11 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.67%) CSS
11 3 (0.67%) HTML
11 3 (0.67%) LDAP
11 3 (0.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 91 (20.36%) Data Centre
2 51 (11.41%) Self-Motivation
3 46 (10.29%) Clustering
4 24 (5.37%) Enterprise Storage
5 16 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.13%) Replication
7 13 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (2.46%) iSeries
9 9 (2.01%) Driving Licence
9 9 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.57%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.34%) AS400
12 5 (1.12%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.12%) Robotics
13 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.89%) EPoS
13 4 (0.89%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 219 (48.99%) Windows Server
2 89 (19.91%) Linux
3 78 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (15.44%) Windows 10
5 65 (14.54%) Windows 7
6 60 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (8.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (7.83%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.47%) Unix
10 19 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (3.13%) CentOS
12 9 (2.01%) Android
13 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.12%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.67%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.45%) SUSE
16 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.22%) AIX
17 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (28.86%) ITIL
2 101 (22.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 66 (14.77%) Project Management
4 47 (10.51%) Data Protection
5 44 (9.84%) Change Management
6 38 (8.50%) Kalman Filter
7 37 (8.28%) Presales
8 35 (7.83%) Migration
9 34 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (7.38%) Patch Management
10 33 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (7.16%) Root Cause Analysis
11 32 (7.16%) Web Filtering
12 28 (6.26%) Service Delivery
12 28 (6.26%) Service Management
13 27 (6.04%) Configuration Management
14 26 (5.82%) Customer Requirements
14 26 (5.82%) Server Virtualisation
15 25 (5.59%) DevOps
16 24 (5.37%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (21.92%) SQL
2 68 (15.21%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.04%) C#
4 20 (4.47%) Bash Shell
4 20 (4.47%) VBScript
5 15 (3.36%) RPG
5 15 (3.36%) RPG IV
6 10 (2.24%) VB.NET
7 8 (1.79%) Python
8 6 (1.34%) VB
8 6 (1.34%) VB6
9 4 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.89%) PHP
10 3 (0.67%) Java
11 2 (0.45%) Perl
12 1 (0.22%) Go
12 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (25.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (22.37%) MCSE
3 47 (10.51%) MCSA
4 43 (9.62%) MCP
5 40 (8.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 36 (8.05%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (5.59%) Degree
8 22 (4.92%) MCITP
9 19 (4.25%) Security Cleared
10 15 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.79%) CCNA
13 6 (1.34%) CCNP
13 6 (1.34%) CISM
13 6 (1.34%) CISSP
14 4 (0.89%) MCDST
15 3 (0.67%) JNCIS
15 3 (0.67%) MCTS
16 2 (0.45%) ISEB
16 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.41%) GDPR
2 31 (6.94%) SLA
3 6 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.89%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 257 (57.49%) Active Directory
2 150 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (28.41%) Hyper-V
4 37 (8.28%) XenApp
5 33 (7.38%) XenDesktop
6 30 (6.71%) vSphere
7 27 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (3.13%) Docker
10 10 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.34%) Firmware
11 6 (1.34%) KVM
12 4 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.67%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.45%) NLBS
14 2 (0.45%) Xen
15 1 (0.22%) UAG
15 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 114 (25.50%) SCCM
2 39 (8.72%) WSUS
3 35 (7.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.36%) Puppet
5 14 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
6 13 (2.91%) NetBackup
7 12 (2.68%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.24%) Ansible
8 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (2.24%) SCOM
8 10 (2.24%) Terraform
9 8 (1.79%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.34%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.34%) Linux-HA
11 5 (1.12%) FortiGate
11 5 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (1.12%) Packer
12 4 (0.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 253 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 216 (48.32%) VMware
3 101 (22.60%) Citrix
4 98 (21.92%) Cisco
5 79 (17.67%) Dell
6 78 (17.45%) HP
7 64 (14.32%) NetApp
8 43 (9.62%) Symantec
9 37 (8.28%) McAfee
10 34 (7.61%) Forcepoint
11 33 (7.38%) IBM
12 30 (6.71%) Veeam
13 20 (4.47%) EqualLogic
14 19 (4.25%) Red Hat
15 17 (3.80%) Nimble Storage
16 15 (3.36%) IFS
16 15 (3.36%) JD Edwards
17 14 (3.13%) CheckPoint
17 14 (3.13%) Ivanti
18 13 (2.91%) UiPath