Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 11 11 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,322 758 1,666
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.56% 13.19% 15.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.46% 62.70% 73.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 629 1,345
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -1.32%
75th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%

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 2,051 1,209 2,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.49% 21.03% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,484 977 1,832
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,591
% change year-on-year - +9.67% -4.02%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -3 814 £37,500 -6.25% 207
East Midlands +6 499 £35,000 -6.67% 163
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 664 (50.23%) Microsoft
2 657 (49.70%) Active Directory
3 578 (43.72%) Windows Server
4 530 (40.09%) Azure
4 530 (40.09%) Microsoft 365
5 434 (32.83%) VMware
6 369 (27.91%) Social Skills
7 333 (25.19%) Windows 10
8 288 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 254 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
10 245 (18.53%) SQL Server
11 244 (18.46%) ITIL
12 227 (17.17%) PowerShell
13 223 (16.87%) Linux
14 217 (16.41%) DNS
15 213 (16.11%) Microsoft Office
16 204 (15.43%) SQL
17 188 (14.22%) DHCP
18 178 (13.46%) AWS
19 164 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
20 162 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 158 (11.95%) Firewall
22 154 (11.65%) SCCM
23 152 (11.50%) SharePoint
24 150 (11.35%) Cisco
25 144 (10.89%) SLA
26 143 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
27 140 (10.59%) DevOps
28 132 (9.98%) Hyper-V
29 131 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 152 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 96 (7.26%) MS Exchange
3 88 (6.66%) IIS
4 18 (1.36%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (0.98%) Confluence
6 13 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 11 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
8 10 (0.76%) Apache
9 9 (0.68%) CMS
9 9 (0.68%) Drupal
9 9 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.45%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.38%) WordPress
13 4 (0.30%) JBoss
14 3 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 213 (16.11%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.76%) Workfront
2 8 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.23%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.076%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.076%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.076%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 530 (40.09%) Azure
1 530 (40.09%) Microsoft 365
2 178 (13.46%) AWS
3 106 (8.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 79 (5.98%) OneDrive
5 69 (5.22%) SaaS
6 65 (4.92%) Power Platform
7 57 (4.31%) IaaS
8 43 (3.25%) PowerApps
9 42 (3.18%) PaaS
10 38 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
11 27 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (1.74%) Serverless
13 19 (1.44%) Smartsheet
14 17 (1.29%) GCP
15 13 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.83%) Azure Monitor
16 11 (0.83%) Power Automate
17 10 (0.76%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 217 (16.41%) DNS
2 188 (14.22%) DHCP
3 158 (11.95%) Firewall
4 118 (8.93%) LAN
4 118 (8.93%) WAN
5 111 (8.40%) VPN
6 107 (8.09%) TCP/IP
7 58 (4.39%) SAN
8 51 (3.86%) Internet
8 51 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
9 46 (3.48%) VLAN
10 41 (3.10%) Wireless
11 33 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
12 32 (2.42%) VoIP
13 31 (2.34%) HTTP
14 30 (2.27%) Network Security
15 27 (2.04%) HTTPS
16 23 (1.74%) FTP
17 21 (1.59%) NAS
18 20 (1.51%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 25 (1.89%) MySQL
4 22 (1.66%) Power BI
5 20 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.38%) InfluxDB
13 5 (0.38%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.30%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 7
15 3 (0.23%) Amazon Aurora
16 2 (0.15%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 66 (4.99%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.12%) JIRA
3 18 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.36%) TeamCity
3 18 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.06%) Bitbucket
5 13 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (0.61%) GitLab
6 8 (0.61%) NUnit
6 8 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.45%) Selenium
7 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.38%) Gradle
9 4 (0.30%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (0.30%) CA Release Automation
9 4 (0.30%) Qt Creator
9 4 (0.30%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.23%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 369 (27.91%) Social Skills
2 123 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (7.11%) Finance
4 71 (5.37%) Marketing
5 64 (4.84%) Law
6 58 (4.39%) Documentation Skills
6 58 (4.39%) Retail
7 46 (3.48%) Manufacturing
8 38 (2.87%) Telecoms
9 33 (2.50%) Games
10 31 (2.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 31 (2.34%) Public Sector
11 27 (2.04%) Influencing Skills
12 26 (1.97%) Electronics
12 26 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
13 25 (1.89%) Automotive
14 23 (1.74%) Back Office
15 22 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.53%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 246 (18.61%) Analyst
2 191 (14.45%) Support Engineer
3 169 (12.78%) IT Support
4 139 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 139 (10.51%) IT Engineer
5 113 (8.55%) Support Analyst
6 99 (7.49%) Developer
7 78 (5.90%) IT Analyst
8 73 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 69 (5.22%) IT Support Engineer
10 67 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 57 (4.31%) Software Developer
12 55 (4.16%) IT Technician
13 51 (3.86%) Administrator
14 50 (3.78%) IT Support Analyst
14 50 (3.78%) Technical Support
15 47 (3.56%) 1st Line Support
16 45 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
16 45 (3.40%) Consultant
17 44 (3.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (7.11%) .NET
2 69 (5.22%) Web Services
3 46 (3.48%) XML
4 44 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 35 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 33 (2.50%) CSS
7 31 (2.34%) RESTful
8 30 (2.27%) jQuery
9 28 (2.12%) JSON
10 26 (1.97%) .NET Framework
10 26 (1.97%) Blazor
11 25 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (1.66%) Vue.js
14 20 (1.51%) Middleware
15 19 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (1.36%) AngularJS
16 18 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
17 17 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
18 16 (1.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
2 94 (7.11%) Data Centre
3 78 (5.90%) Driving Licence
4 51 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 50 (3.78%) Clustering
6 41 (3.10%) Smartphone
7 29 (2.19%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.04%) User Experience
9 24 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.66%) e-Health
11 18 (1.36%) EFT
12 17 (1.29%) Legacy Applications
12 17 (1.29%) Private Cloud
13 15 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (1.13%) Replication
14 14 (1.06%) PKI
15 11 (0.83%) Handset
15 11 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.76%) FMCG
17 9 (0.68%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 578 (43.72%) Windows Server
2 333 (25.19%) Windows 10
3 223 (16.87%) Linux
4 143 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (9.83%) Windows Server 2016
6 122 (9.23%) Windows Server 2019
7 115 (8.70%) Windows 7
8 61 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (4.31%) Android
10 44 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (3.03%) Unix
12 29 (2.19%) Apple iOS
13 25 (1.89%) CentOS
13 25 (1.89%) Windows XP
14 20 (1.51%) AIX
15 16 (1.21%) Windows 8
15 16 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (1.06%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.98%) Solaris
17 13 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (19.21%) Problem-Solving
2 244 (18.46%) ITIL
3 164 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 140 (10.59%) DevOps
6 85 (6.43%) Service Management
7 80 (6.05%) Change Management
8 78 (5.90%) Mentoring
9 75 (5.67%) Incident Management
10 74 (5.60%) Project Management
11 72 (5.45%) Project Delivery
12 65 (4.92%) Migration
13 63 (4.77%) ITSM
14 59 (4.46%) CI/CD
15 58 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 56 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
17 55 (4.16%) MVC
18 54 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
19 53 (4.01%) Service Delivery
20 51 (3.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 227 (17.17%) PowerShell
2 204 (15.43%) SQL
3 90 (6.81%) C#
4 58 (4.39%) JavaScript
5 49 (3.71%) Bash
5 49 (3.71%) Java
6 43 (3.25%) VB.NET
7 42 (3.18%) Python
8 31 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 22 (1.66%) XAML
10 13 (0.98%) C
11 11 (0.83%) PHP
12 9 (0.68%) C++
13 8 (0.61%) Assembly Language
13 8 (0.61%) COBOL
14 7 (0.53%) Perl
15 6 (0.45%) Ruby
16 5 (0.38%) Bicep
16 5 (0.38%) Java 8
16 5 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 131 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (7.72%) Degree
3 58 (4.39%) MCSE
4 53 (4.01%) Security Cleared
5 49 (3.71%) MCSA
6 37 (2.80%) MCP
7 31 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (2.12%) CCNA
9 27 (2.04%) A+ Certification
9 27 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 27 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (1.82%) HNC
11 22 (1.66%) HND
12 19 (1.44%) VCAP
13 15 (1.13%) DBS Check
14 11 (0.83%) AWS Certification
15 8 (0.61%) MCITP
16 7 (0.53%) CWNA
16 7 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (10.89%) SLA
2 46 (3.48%) QA
3 27 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.36%) GDPR
5 12 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.76%) PMO
6 10 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.38%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.076%) Good Clinical Practice
10 1 (0.076%) NIST
System Software
1 657 (49.70%) Active Directory
2 288 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (9.98%) Hyper-V
4 109 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (3.93%) Docker
6 44 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (2.72%) XenApp
8 31 (2.34%) vSphere
9 23 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (1.51%) XenDesktop
11 19 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (1.06%) BitLocker
12 14 (1.06%) NFS
13 12 (0.91%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.53%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.30%) VirtualBox
17 4 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 154 (11.65%) SCCM
2 82 (6.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 70 (5.30%) Terraform
4 52 (3.93%) WSUS
5 51 (3.86%) Kubernetes
6 38 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 35 (2.65%) Ansible
8 26 (1.97%) Backup Exec
9 22 (1.66%) SCOM
10 17 (1.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 16 (1.21%) NetBackup
12 15 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.91%) Rancher
14 11 (0.83%) Grafana
15 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (0.68%) AirWatch
17 8 (0.61%) FortiGate
18 7 (0.53%) Puppet
19 6 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 664 (50.23%) Microsoft
2 434 (32.83%) VMware
3 150 (11.35%) Cisco
4 129 (9.76%) Citrix
5 66 (4.99%) Apple
6 52 (3.93%) Veeam
7 51 (3.86%) Oracle
8 48 (3.63%) HP
9 45 (3.40%) Google
10 44 (3.33%) SolarWinds
11 40 (3.03%) Dell
11 40 (3.03%) ServiceNow
12 30 (2.27%) Red Hat
13 27 (2.04%) IBM
14 26 (1.97%) Meraki
15 23 (1.74%) Avaya
16 22 (1.66%) Xamarin
17 19 (1.44%) NetApp
18 16 (1.21%) Remedy
18 16 (1.21%) Sophos