Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,067 2,228 2,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.78% 13.41% 13.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.96% 62.81% 65.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,766 1,940 2,085
Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £33,700 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.86% -3.71% -
10th Percentile £19,500 £21,000 £20,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,500 £52,300
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%

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 3,182 3,547 3,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.21% 21.36% 21.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,699 2,893 3,068
Midlands median annual salary £35,598 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.07% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,225 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Windows in the Midlands

Windows
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 0 1,323 £35,000 +7.69% 253
East Midlands -1 732 £34,000 -2.86% 185
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1,019 (49.30%) Microsoft
2 836 (40.45%) Active Directory
3 821 (39.72%) Windows Server
4 658 (31.83%) VMware
5 441 (21.34%) Linux
6 432 (20.90%) ITIL
7 411 (19.88%) SQL
8 406 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 385 (18.63%) SQL Server
10 384 (18.58%) Office 365
11 368 (17.80%) Hyper-V
12 361 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 339 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 335 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
15 321 (15.53%) Citrix
16 313 (15.14%) Firewall
17 294 (14.22%) Windows 7
18 293 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
19 273 (13.21%) MS Exchange
20 267 (12.92%) Windows 10
21 253 (12.24%) Cisco
22 251 (12.14%) C#
23 241 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
24 228 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
25 226 (10.93%) DNS
26 220 (10.64%) PowerShell
27 216 (10.45%) SCCM
28 211 (10.21%) SAN
29 203 (9.82%) LAN
29 203 (9.82%) Degree

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
1 273 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 108 (5.22%) IIS
3 96 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (3.34%) SharePoint
5 64 (3.10%) Apache
6 53 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (2.03%) Skype for Business
8 32 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 26 (1.26%) Confluence
11 23 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 22 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.97%) JBoss
14 11 (0.53%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.29%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.29%) Umbraco
17 5 (0.24%) nginx
17 5 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 293 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.34%) Doxygen
7 6 (0.29%) CATIA
8 5 (0.24%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.19%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.19%) Snagit
9 4 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.097%) Simulink
10 2 (0.097%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.39%) assyst
2 7 (0.34%) BPCS
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.24%) Workfront
5 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.19%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.097%) GoldMine
7 2 (0.097%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.097%) Sage 500
7 2 (0.097%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.048%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.048%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 384 (18.58%) Office 365
2 335 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.69%) IaaS
5 25 (1.21%) SaaS
6 19 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (0.92%) PaaS
7 17 (0.82%) GitHub
8 13 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.29%) G Suite
10 6 (0.29%) npm
10 6 (0.29%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.24%) Asana
12 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.097%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 313 (15.14%) Firewall
2 226 (10.93%) DNS
3 211 (10.21%) SAN
4 203 (9.82%) LAN
5 183 (8.85%) TCP/IP
6 180 (8.71%) WAN
7 157 (7.60%) DHCP
8 89 (4.31%) VPN
9 76 (3.68%) Internet
10 66 (3.19%) Wireless
11 64 (3.10%) NAS
12 62 (3.00%) VLAN
13 59 (2.85%) VoIP
14 51 (2.47%) NetScaler
15 48 (2.32%) Skype
16 44 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
17 42 (2.03%) Network Security
18 37 (1.79%) SSL
19 29 (1.40%) iSCSI
20 26 (1.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (18.63%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.02%) MySQL
3 67 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 37 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 32 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 22 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.06%) Relational Database
10 20 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (0.73%) Big Data
13 15 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
14 14 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.44%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 82 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 48 (2.32%) TeamCity
4 40 (1.94%) JIRA
5 38 (1.84%) Subversion
6 34 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 34 (1.64%) Visual Studio
7 32 (1.55%) Selenium
8 23 (1.11%) NuGet
9 21 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (0.92%) WebDriver
11 18 (0.87%) Cucumber
12 16 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (0.77%) JMeter
13 13 (0.63%) InstallShield
13 13 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (0.58%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.58%) ClearQuest
14 12 (0.58%) MSI
14 12 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
General
1 177 (8.56%) Finance
2 96 (4.64%) Retail
3 77 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 55 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 36 (1.74%) Automotive
6 34 (1.64%) Marketing
7 30 (1.45%) Games
8 26 (1.26%) Banking
9 17 (0.82%) Back Office
10 13 (0.63%) Advertising
11 12 (0.58%) Law
12 11 (0.53%) Electronics
13 9 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.44%) International Banking
14 6 (0.29%) French Language
14 6 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.29%) Legal
15 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.19%) Front Office
17 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 440 (21.29%) Analyst
2 238 (11.51%) Support Analyst
3 232 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 191 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 174 (8.42%) IT Support
6 155 (7.50%) Developer
7 135 (6.53%) IT Engineer
8 111 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 106 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 94 (4.55%) Administrator
11 90 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
12 88 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
12 88 (4.26%) Service Analyst
13 81 (3.92%) Desktop Support
14 80 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
15 79 (3.82%) Consultant
16 77 (3.73%) IT Analyst
16 77 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
17 68 (3.29%) Applications Support
18 66 (3.19%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (8.22%) .NET
2 93 (4.50%) HTML
3 70 (3.39%) CSS
4 63 (3.05%) Web Services
5 59 (2.85%) ASP.NET
6 52 (2.52%) .NET Framework
6 52 (2.52%) HTML5
7 50 (2.42%) XML
8 48 (2.32%) AngularJS
9 47 (2.27%) WPF
10 41 (1.98%) Entity Framework
11 32 (1.55%) jQuery
12 29 (1.40%) JSON
13 28 (1.35%) LAMP
13 28 (1.35%) WinForms
14 27 (1.31%) Node.js
15 26 (1.26%) REST
16 25 (1.21%) SOAP
16 25 (1.21%) WCF
17 24 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 120 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 94 (4.55%) Clustering
5 69 (3.34%) Driving Licence
6 68 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 46 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
8 44 (2.13%) Replication
9 42 (2.03%) Mobile App
10 31 (1.50%) User Experience
11 27 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 25 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 25 (1.21%) Client/Server
13 22 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 20 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (0.92%) PKI
16 17 (0.82%) AS400
17 16 (0.77%) iSeries
17 16 (0.77%) Robotics
18 15 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 821 (39.72%) Windows Server
2 441 (21.34%) Linux
3 361 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 339 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 294 (14.22%) Windows 7
6 267 (12.92%) Windows 10
7 153 (7.40%) Unix
8 128 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 127 (6.14%) Windows 8
10 90 (4.35%) Android
11 77 (3.73%) Apple iOS
12 76 (3.68%) Windows XP
13 32 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
14 29 (1.40%) Windows Vista
15 27 (1.31%) CentOS
15 27 (1.31%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.97%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.68%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (20.90%) ITIL
2 228 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (6.82%) DevOps
4 137 (6.63%) Project Management
5 120 (5.81%) Software Engineering
6 98 (4.74%) Service Management
7 96 (4.64%) Test Automation
8 91 (4.40%) Change Management
9 85 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 84 (4.06%) Service Delivery
11 80 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
12 79 (3.82%) Configuration Management
13 77 (3.73%) SDLC
14 76 (3.68%) Scrum
15 73 (3.53%) OO
16 71 (3.43%) MVC
17 69 (3.34%) TDD
18 67 (3.24%) Incident Management
18 67 (3.24%) Presales
19 66 (3.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 411 (19.88%) SQL
2 251 (12.14%) C#
3 220 (10.64%) PowerShell
4 173 (8.37%) Java
5 142 (6.87%) JavaScript
6 100 (4.84%) Python
7 80 (3.87%) PHP
8 69 (3.34%) C++
9 65 (3.14%) Ruby
10 62 (3.00%) Bash Shell
11 55 (2.66%) C
12 40 (1.94%) Perl
12 40 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 38 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 35 (1.69%) VBScript
15 28 (1.35%) VB
16 24 (1.16%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.68%) Embedded C
18 7 (0.34%) VC++
19 6 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 241 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 203 (9.82%) Degree
3 165 (7.98%) MCSE
4 129 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (5.22%) MCSA
6 94 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 86 (4.16%) CCNA
8 75 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 72 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 61 (2.95%) SC Cleared
11 60 (2.90%) MCITP
12 57 (2.76%) CCNP
13 44 (2.13%) MCP
14 41 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
15 40 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
16 36 (1.74%) A+ Certification
17 33 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
18 32 (1.55%) CCENT
19 28 (1.35%) CCA
19 28 (1.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (6.53%) SLA
2 53 (2.56%) QA
3 29 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.82%) COBIT
6 13 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.53%) MISRA
8 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (0.48%) PMO
9 9 (0.44%) MISRA C
10 7 (0.34%) IEC 62304
11 6 (0.29%) ISO 13485
12 5 (0.24%) GPG13
13 3 (0.15%) GDPR
14 2 (0.097%) ISO 26262
14 2 (0.097%) TickIT
15 1 (0.048%) GCP
15 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 836 (40.45%) Active Directory
2 406 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 368 (17.80%) Hyper-V
4 99 (4.79%) XenApp
5 98 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
6 84 (4.06%) vSphere
7 53 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 51 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 42 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
10 30 (1.45%) Docker
10 30 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.68%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (0.53%) VirtualBox
15 10 (0.48%) Firmware
15 10 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
16 9 (0.44%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.44%) UAG
17 7 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 216 (10.45%) SCCM
2 74 (3.58%) Puppet
3 70 (3.39%) SCOM
4 61 (2.95%) Ansible
5 55 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (2.27%) WSUS
7 38 (1.84%) Backup Exec
8 37 (1.79%) vCenter Server
9 33 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 28 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 25 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
12 24 (1.16%) SCOrch
13 19 (0.92%) SCVMM
14 15 (0.73%) vMotion
15 14 (0.68%) Kubernetes
16 11 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (0.53%) Tivoli
17 10 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
17 10 (0.48%) NetBackup
17 10 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,019 (49.30%) Microsoft
2 658 (31.83%) VMware
3 321 (15.53%) Citrix
4 253 (12.24%) Cisco
5 105 (5.08%) Oracle
6 92 (4.45%) HP
7 81 (3.92%) Dell
8 75 (3.63%) Veeam
9 71 (3.43%) NetApp
10 62 (3.00%) Apple
11 51 (2.47%) IBM
12 47 (2.27%) Juniper
13 46 (2.23%) Red Hat
14 32 (1.55%) Capita
14 32 (1.55%) Google
15 31 (1.50%) EqualLogic
15 31 (1.50%) Ivanti
16 29 (1.40%) SolarWinds
17 26 (1.26%) Sophos
18 25 (1.21%) Symantec