Period
to 4 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 858 1,710 1,977
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.65% 14.57% 13.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.77% 69.97% 71.55%
Number of salaries quoted 760 1,430 1,719
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +0.69%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,200
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +5.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,179 2,444 2,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.88% 20.82% 19.31%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1,863 2,263
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £24,150 £23,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £61,025 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the Midlands over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +3 618 £45,000 +20.00% 82
East Midlands -1 234 £40,000 +14.29% 60
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 402 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 307 (35.78%) Active Directory
3 299 (34.85%) VMware
4 291 (33.92%) Windows Server
5 276 (32.17%) Azure
6 236 (27.51%) Linux
7 228 (26.57%) Office 365
8 197 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 184 (21.45%) ITIL
10 173 (20.16%) PowerShell
11 157 (18.30%) SQL
12 154 (17.95%) Hyper-V
13 152 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
14 146 (17.02%) Firewall
15 142 (16.55%) Windows 10
16 135 (15.73%) Citrix
17 125 (14.57%) DNS
17 125 (14.57%) Cisco
17 125 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 113 (13.17%) Python
19 110 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
20 109 (12.70%) SQL Server
21 106 (12.35%) SCCM
22 101 (11.77%) TCP/IP
23 94 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
24 93 (10.84%) DHCP
25 92 (10.72%) C#
26 87 (10.14%) Degree
27 85 (9.91%) MS Exchange
28 83 (9.67%) Change Management

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 85 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 39 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 37 (4.31%) IIS
4 29 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.35%) SAS
9 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.35%) WordPress
10 2 (0.23%) Apache
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.12%) Confluence
11 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 56 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.35%) InVision
5 3 (0.35%) UXPin
5 3 (0.35%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 276 (32.17%) Azure
2 228 (26.57%) Office 365
3 75 (8.74%) AWS
4 39 (4.55%) IaaS
5 38 (4.43%) PaaS
6 32 (3.73%) SaaS
7 24 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (2.21%) GCP
9 15 (1.75%) Power Platform
10 14 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.52%) GitHub
12 12 (1.40%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.70%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.58%) AWS CodePipeline
14 5 (0.58%) npm
15 4 (0.47%) Datadog
15 4 (0.47%) PowerApps
16 3 (0.35%) G Suite
17 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
17 2 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 146 (17.02%) Firewall
2 125 (14.57%) DNS
3 101 (11.77%) TCP/IP
4 93 (10.84%) DHCP
5 80 (9.32%) LAN
6 79 (9.21%) WAN
7 75 (8.74%) SAN
8 74 (8.62%) VPN
9 46 (5.36%) iSCSI
10 41 (4.78%) VLAN
11 28 (3.26%) Wireless
12 25 (2.91%) Internet
13 23 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
14 22 (2.56%) Network Security
15 20 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
15 20 (2.33%) VoIP
15 20 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (1.52%) Skype
18 12 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.33%) MySQL
3 17 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 17 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.63%) Big Data
5 13 (1.52%) Data Lake
5 13 (1.52%) Power BI
5 13 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.93%) Redis
10 6 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 37 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.98%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (1.52%) NUnit
6 12 (1.40%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.17%) JIRA
7 10 (1.17%) Subversion
8 8 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.93%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.82%) GitLab
10 5 (0.58%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.58%) gulp
10 5 (0.58%) jspm
10 5 (0.58%) Moq
10 5 (0.58%) MSTest
10 5 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.58%) Selenium
11 4 (0.47%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (6.64%) Finance
2 39 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.26%) Law
4 25 (2.91%) Retail
5 24 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.40%) Games
7 11 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.17%) Legal
8 10 (1.17%) Marketing
9 9 (1.05%) Advertising
9 9 (1.05%) Automotive
10 8 (0.93%) Billing
10 8 (0.93%) Local Government
11 7 (0.82%) Digital Economy
11 7 (0.82%) Electronics
12 6 (0.70%) Police
13 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.35%) Back Office
14 3 (0.35%) Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 156 (18.18%) Analyst
2 101 (11.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 81 (9.44%) Developer
4 75 (8.74%) Support Analyst
5 68 (7.93%) IT Engineer
6 60 (6.99%) Support Engineer
7 59 (6.88%) IT Support
8 49 (5.71%) Administrator
9 36 (4.20%) Infrastructure Support
9 36 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
10 35 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 33 (3.85%) Applications Support
12 31 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
13 30 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
15 28 (3.26%) IT Analyst
15 28 (3.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 26 (3.03%) C# Developer
16 26 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
17 25 (2.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.53%) .NET
2 33 (3.85%) Web Services
3 32 (3.73%) HTML
4 26 (3.03%) CSS
5 24 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (2.68%) ASP.NET
7 20 (2.33%) JSON
7 20 (2.33%) WCF
8 19 (2.21%) jQuery
9 18 (2.10%) XML
10 16 (1.86%) REST
11 15 (1.75%) .NET Framework
11 15 (1.75%) LAMP
12 14 (1.63%) Ajax
12 14 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (1.63%) SOAP
13 13 (1.52%) AngularJS
13 13 (1.52%) WinForms
14 11 (1.28%) React
14 11 (1.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.93%) Data Centre
3 44 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 44 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.90%) Driving Licence
5 37 (4.31%) Management Information System
6 30 (3.50%) Public Cloud
7 25 (2.91%) Replication
8 24 (2.80%) Cyberthreat
9 23 (2.68%) Clustering
10 15 (1.75%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.40%) Cyberattack
11 12 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.28%) User Experience
13 9 (1.05%) NHS
14 7 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.70%) Device Driver
15 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 291 (33.92%) Windows Server
2 236 (27.51%) Linux
3 142 (16.55%) Windows 10
4 83 (9.67%) Windows 7
5 77 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (6.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 49 (5.71%) Unix
9 27 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (3.03%) Mac OS
11 20 (2.33%) Apple iOS
12 18 (2.10%) Android
12 18 (2.10%) Windows 8
12 18 (2.10%) Windows XP
13 15 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.82%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.58%) SafeRTOS
16 5 (0.58%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (21.45%) ITIL
2 152 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
3 125 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 83 (9.67%) Change Management
5 77 (8.97%) DevOps
6 68 (7.93%) Cybersecurity
7 62 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (6.53%) Line Management
8 56 (6.53%) SIEM
9 55 (6.41%) Problem Management
10 53 (6.18%) Process Improvement
11 51 (5.94%) Project Delivery
12 50 (5.83%) Software Engineering
13 47 (5.48%) Decision-Making
13 47 (5.48%) Server Management
14 46 (5.36%) Information Security
14 46 (5.36%) Mentoring
15 39 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
16 36 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 36 (4.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (20.16%) PowerShell
2 157 (18.30%) SQL
3 113 (13.17%) Python
4 92 (10.72%) C#
5 62 (7.23%) Java
6 57 (6.64%) Bash Shell
7 56 (6.53%) JavaScript
8 41 (4.78%) T-SQL
9 31 (3.61%) C++
10 26 (3.03%) Perl
11 19 (2.21%) R
12 15 (1.75%) PHP
13 13 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.40%) C
15 11 (1.28%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.05%) VBScript
18 5 (0.58%) VBA
19 4 (0.47%) Go
20 2 (0.23%) ES6
Qualifications
1 110 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (10.14%) Degree
3 77 (8.97%) MCSE
4 69 (8.04%) Security Cleared
5 60 (6.99%) SC Cleared
6 58 (6.76%) MCSA
7 30 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (3.15%) CCNA
9 21 (2.45%) CCNP
10 20 (2.33%) CREST Certified
10 20 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (2.10%) Server+ Certification
12 14 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.40%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.40%) MCP
14 11 (1.28%) AWS Certification
14 11 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (0.93%) MCITP
15 8 (0.93%) MCTS
15 8 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (8.51%) SLA
2 63 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.68%) BS25999
3 23 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 19 (2.21%) GDPR
5 17 (1.98%) ISO 9001
6 15 (1.75%) NIST
7 12 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (1.40%) QA
8 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 307 (35.78%) Active Directory
2 197 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (17.95%) Hyper-V
4 54 (6.29%) XenApp
5 38 (4.43%) XenDesktop
6 31 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (3.61%) vSphere
7 30 (3.50%) Docker
8 27 (3.15%) BitLocker
9 24 (2.80%) NFS
10 22 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (1.05%) Firmware
14 8 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.47%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 106 (12.35%) SCCM
2 42 (4.90%) SCOM
3 32 (3.73%) Ansible
4 31 (3.61%) Backup Exec
4 31 (3.61%) Puppet
4 31 (3.61%) WSUS
5 28 (3.26%) Kubernetes
6 27 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (1.98%) Terraform
9 16 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
12 10 (1.17%) vCenter Server
13 9 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.82%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.82%) QRadar
15 6 (0.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
15 6 (0.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 402 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 299 (34.85%) VMware
3 135 (15.73%) Citrix
4 125 (14.57%) Cisco
5 58 (6.76%) Dell
6 55 (6.41%) Veeam
7 48 (5.59%) NetApp
8 43 (5.01%) Oracle
9 41 (4.78%) HP
10 39 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 29 (3.38%) Splunk
12 24 (2.80%) Sophos
13 23 (2.68%) Symantec
14 21 (2.45%) Google
15 20 (2.33%) McAfee
16 19 (2.21%) LogRhythm
17 17 (1.98%) EqualLogic
18 15 (1.75%) Juniper
19 14 (1.63%) Adobe
19 14 (1.63%) SolarWinds