Period
to 16 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 982 1,519 1,886
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.91% 16.67% 15.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.65% 75.95% 72.29%
Number of salaries quoted 828 1,229 1,482
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,500 £23,163
25th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% +8.45%
75th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 1,519 2,000 2,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.97% 21.95% 21.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,242 1,640 1,938
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 16 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 -1 642 £40,000 - 151
East Midlands -4 334 £37,500 +6.38% 81
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 536 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 481 (48.98%) Active Directory
3 471 (47.96%) Windows Server
4 410 (41.75%) Azure
5 391 (39.82%) Microsoft 365
6 367 (37.37%) VMware
7 256 (26.07%) Linux
8 225 (22.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 214 (21.79%) PowerShell
10 210 (21.38%) SQL
11 191 (19.45%) Windows 10
12 188 (19.14%) Firewall
13 176 (17.92%) Microsoft Office
14 162 (16.50%) SQL Server
15 159 (16.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 155 (15.78%) ITIL
17 144 (14.66%) Hyper-V
17 144 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
18 138 (14.05%) DNS
19 137 (13.95%) Cisco
20 124 (12.63%) Citrix
20 124 (12.63%) DevOps
21 109 (11.10%) AWS
21 109 (11.10%) LAN
21 109 (11.10%) WAN
22 106 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
23 97 (9.88%) DHCP
23 97 (9.88%) SLA
24 94 (9.57%) SCCM
25 93 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012

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 92 (9.37%) MS Exchange
2 69 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 66 (6.72%) IIS
4 19 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.02%) Confluence
7 9 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.51%) nginx
8 5 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.31%) Apache
10 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.20%) CMS
12 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.10%) SAS
12 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 176 (17.92%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.41%) Sketch
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.31%) InVision
6 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.31%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.10%) Figma
Business Applications
1 15 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.92%) Workfront
3 6 (0.61%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.41%) Bond Adapt
4 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.10%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 410 (41.75%) Azure
2 391 (39.82%) Microsoft 365
3 109 (11.10%) AWS
4 91 (9.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (4.18%) GitHub
5 41 (4.18%) IaaS
6 37 (3.77%) PaaS
7 19 (1.93%) SaaS
8 16 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.32%) GCP
10 11 (1.12%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.02%) Serverless
12 8 (0.81%) Google Workspace
12 8 (0.81%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.71%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.51%) npm
16 4 (0.41%) Apple Pay
16 4 (0.41%) Google Pay
17 3 (0.31%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 188 (19.14%) Firewall
2 138 (14.05%) DNS
3 109 (11.10%) LAN
3 109 (11.10%) WAN
4 97 (9.88%) DHCP
5 91 (9.27%) TCP/IP
6 78 (7.94%) SAN
7 69 (7.03%) VPN
8 47 (4.79%) VLAN
9 43 (4.38%) VoIP
10 40 (4.07%) Remote Desktop
11 38 (3.87%) NAS
12 26 (2.65%) Wireless
13 20 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (1.83%) BIG-IP
14 18 (1.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 18 (1.83%) WLAN
15 17 (1.73%) iSCSI
16 15 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (1.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.12%) SQL Server 7
6 10 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.81%) MySQL
7 8 (0.81%) Redis
8 7 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.61%) Power BI
10 5 (0.51%) InfluxDB
11 4 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 41 (4.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 40 (4.07%) TeamCity
3 25 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.34%) JIRA
5 20 (2.04%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.32%) Artifactory
7 10 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.81%) GitLab
9 6 (0.61%) NUnit
9 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.51%) gulp
10 5 (0.51%) jspm
10 5 (0.51%) Moq
10 5 (0.51%) MSTest
10 5 (0.51%) Spinnaker
11 4 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.31%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.31%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.31%) Selenium
12 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (6.62%) Finance
2 46 (4.68%) Retail
3 39 (3.97%) Law
4 34 (3.46%) Manufacturing
5 29 (2.95%) Public Sector
6 23 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.04%) Digital Economy
8 18 (1.83%) Legal
9 14 (1.43%) Publishing
10 12 (1.22%) Back Office
11 10 (1.02%) Electronics
12 8 (0.81%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.81%) Banking
12 8 (0.81%) Games
13 7 (0.71%) Local Government
14 5 (0.51%) Marketing
15 4 (0.41%) Front Office
15 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.41%) Social Housing
16 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 164 (16.70%) Analyst
2 138 (14.05%) IT Engineer
3 131 (13.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 109 (11.10%) IT Support
5 104 (10.59%) Support Engineer
6 89 (9.06%) Support Analyst
7 71 (7.23%) Azure Engineer
8 56 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 55 (5.60%) Systems Engineer
10 48 (4.89%) IT Analyst
11 45 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
11 45 (4.58%) IT Support Engineer
12 42 (4.28%) Administrator
12 42 (4.28%) Developer
13 39 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 39 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
14 38 (3.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
15 35 (3.56%) IT Support Analyst
16 33 (3.36%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (6.31%) .NET
2 39 (3.97%) Web Services
3 27 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 20 (2.04%) CSS
4 20 (2.04%) JSON
5 19 (1.93%) HTML
6 18 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 17 (1.73%) YAML
8 13 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (1.32%) jQuery
9 12 (1.22%) 802.1X
10 11 (1.12%) COM
11 10 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (1.02%) REST
11 10 (1.02%) XML
12 9 (0.92%) .NET Core
12 9 (0.92%) Ajax
12 9 (0.92%) WCF
13 8 (0.81%) SOAP
13 8 (0.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.91%) Clustering
2 58 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 55 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 50 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (3.56%) Replication
6 23 (2.34%) Driving Licence
7 15 (1.53%) PKI
8 14 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 13 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.32%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.92%) AS400
12 7 (0.71%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.71%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.71%) User Experience
13 6 (0.61%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.61%) iPad
13 6 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 471 (47.96%) Windows Server
2 256 (26.07%) Linux
3 191 (19.45%) Windows 10
4 93 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (9.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 74 (7.54%) Unix
7 70 (7.13%) Windows Server 2019
8 69 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (5.19%) Windows 7
10 35 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.34%) CentOS
12 21 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (1.63%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.53%) Android
15 14 (1.43%) Mac OS
16 12 (1.22%) AIX
17 10 (1.02%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.92%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.92%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (16.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 155 (15.78%) ITIL
3 144 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
4 124 (12.63%) DevOps
5 106 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (6.72%) Change Management
7 56 (5.70%) Mentoring
8 54 (5.50%) SDLC
9 53 (5.40%) Infrastructure as Code
10 51 (5.19%) Information Security
11 44 (4.48%) Migration
11 44 (4.48%) Project Management
12 43 (4.38%) Service Management
13 42 (4.28%) Cybersecurity
13 42 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
13 42 (4.28%) Incident Management
14 41 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 41 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (4.07%) Project Delivery
16 38 (3.87%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (21.79%) PowerShell
2 210 (21.38%) SQL
3 77 (7.84%) Python
4 67 (6.82%) C#
5 37 (3.77%) Bash Shell
6 35 (3.56%) T-SQL
7 32 (3.26%) Java
8 25 (2.55%) JavaScript
9 24 (2.44%) Perl
10 16 (1.63%) C++
10 16 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.53%) C
12 12 (1.22%) VB
13 11 (1.12%) PHP
13 11 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.71%) VB6
15 6 (0.61%) Embedded C
16 5 (0.51%) VBA
17 2 (0.20%) Lisp
17 2 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (5.91%) MCSE
3 49 (4.99%) Degree
4 46 (4.68%) MCSA
5 31 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 25 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.14%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.63%) CCNA
9 14 (1.43%) DBS Check
10 13 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.32%) MCP
11 10 (1.02%) MCITP
12 9 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.92%) NCDA
12 9 (0.92%) NCIE
13 8 (0.81%) CISSP
13 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 7 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.71%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (9.88%) SLA
2 47 (4.79%) GDPR
3 25 (2.55%) QA
4 22 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.83%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.61%) MISRA
7 6 (0.61%) MISRA C
8 5 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.51%) NIST
9 4 (0.41%) COBIT
10 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.20%) PMO
11 2 (0.20%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.10%) HL7
12 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.10%) NCSC
System Software
1 481 (48.98%) Active Directory
2 225 (22.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 83 (8.45%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (5.30%) XenApp
6 46 (4.68%) Docker
7 27 (2.75%) vSphere
8 26 (2.65%) BitLocker
8 26 (2.65%) XenDesktop
9 23 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (2.04%) Firmware
11 19 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (1.53%) NFS
13 12 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.51%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.41%) pfSense
18 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
18 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 94 (9.57%) SCCM
2 80 (8.15%) Ansible
3 66 (6.72%) Puppet
4 60 (6.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 57 (5.80%) Terraform
6 53 (5.40%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (4.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 35 (3.56%) Kubernetes
9 23 (2.34%) Backup Exec
10 22 (2.24%) Rancher
11 21 (2.14%) SCOM
11 21 (2.14%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.53%) WSUS
13 14 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 12 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
16 9 (0.92%) Prometheus
17 8 (0.81%) Data Guard
18 7 (0.71%) NetBackup
18 7 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 536 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 367 (37.37%) VMware
3 137 (13.95%) Cisco
4 124 (12.63%) Citrix
5 69 (7.03%) Veeam
6 60 (6.11%) Dell
7 46 (4.68%) Oracle
8 41 (4.18%) HP
9 37 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 32 (3.26%) IBM
11 29 (2.95%) EMC
12 27 (2.75%) NetApp
13 23 (2.34%) CommVault
14 20 (2.04%) Apple
14 20 (2.04%) F5
15 18 (1.83%) DataCore
15 18 (1.83%) Dell Compellent
15 18 (1.83%) Isilon
16 17 (1.73%) SonicWALL
16 17 (1.73%) TOWER Software