Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,300 551 1,686
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.29% 13.90% 15.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.12% 66.23% 70.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,090 470 1,384
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +4.17%
75th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%

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 1,966 832 2,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.58% 20.99% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,514 676 1,902
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,125 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -6 812 £40,000 -11.11% 217
East Midlands +6 478 £37,250 -6.88% 179
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 710 (54.62%) Microsoft
2 662 (50.92%) Active Directory
3 612 (47.08%) Windows Server
4 495 (38.08%) Microsoft 365
5 481 (37.00%) Azure
6 447 (34.38%) VMware
7 371 (28.54%) Social Skills
8 305 (23.46%) Windows 10
9 264 (20.31%) SQL Server
10 260 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 257 (19.77%) Linux
12 235 (18.08%) SQL
13 231 (17.77%) PowerShell
14 225 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
15 219 (16.85%) DNS
16 212 (16.31%) Microsoft Office
17 194 (14.92%) ITIL
18 193 (14.85%) Firewall
19 185 (14.23%) Cisco
19 185 (14.23%) DHCP
20 180 (13.85%) AWS
21 166 (12.77%) SCCM
22 160 (12.31%) Hyper-V
23 155 (11.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 150 (11.54%) DevOps
25 147 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
26 146 (11.23%) LAN
27 143 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
28 138 (10.62%) SharePoint
29 137 (10.54%) WAN

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
1 138 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 120 (9.23%) MS Exchange
3 94 (7.23%) IIS
4 24 (1.85%) Confluence
5 15 (1.15%) CMS
5 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.92%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.85%) nginx
9 9 (0.69%) Drupal
9 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.54%) Apache
10 7 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.46%) WordPress
12 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.15%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.15%) SAS
13 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 212 (16.31%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.46%) InDesign
5 6 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.46%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.46%) Solid Edge
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.46%) Shopify
3 6 (0.46%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.23%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.23%) Workfront
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.077%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.077%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.077%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 495 (38.08%) Microsoft 365
2 481 (37.00%) Azure
3 180 (13.85%) AWS
4 80 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 63 (4.85%) SaaS
6 57 (4.38%) IaaS
7 52 (4.00%) PaaS
7 52 (4.00%) Power Platform
8 45 (3.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (2.46%) OneDrive
10 27 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
11 22 (1.69%) GCP
12 21 (1.62%) PowerApps
12 21 (1.62%) Serverless
13 20 (1.54%) GitHub
14 17 (1.31%) Power Automate
15 16 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (0.69%) AWS CodePipeline
16 9 (0.69%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 219 (16.85%) DNS
2 193 (14.85%) Firewall
3 185 (14.23%) DHCP
4 146 (11.23%) LAN
5 137 (10.54%) WAN
6 113 (8.69%) VPN
7 105 (8.08%) TCP/IP
8 79 (6.08%) SAN
9 61 (4.69%) VLAN
10 60 (4.62%) Wireless
11 47 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
12 36 (2.77%) Remote Desktop
13 30 (2.31%) Network Security
14 29 (2.23%) Internet
15 22 (1.69%) NAS
16 19 (1.46%) HTTP
16 19 (1.46%) Skype
16 19 (1.46%) VoIP
17 17 (1.31%) HTTPS
17 17 (1.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.77%) MySQL
3 32 (2.46%) Power BI
4 31 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (2.23%) NoSQL
6 25 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.69%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.62%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 63 (4.85%) Git (software)
2 44 (3.38%) JIRA
3 19 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.31%) GitLab
5 16 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.08%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.69%) gulp
8 9 (0.69%) Selenium
8 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.62%) ERwin
10 7 (0.54%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.46%) Cactus
11 6 (0.46%) webpack
12 5 (0.38%) Gradle
12 5 (0.38%) Subversion
13 3 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.23%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 371 (28.54%) Social Skills
2 102 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (6.77%) Retail
4 71 (5.46%) Manufacturing
5 67 (5.15%) Finance
6 62 (4.77%) Law
7 47 (3.62%) Documentation Skills
8 39 (3.00%) Telecoms
9 37 (2.85%) Marketing
10 35 (2.69%) Public Sector
11 34 (2.62%) Automotive
12 27 (2.08%) Presentation Skills
13 24 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
14 18 (1.38%) Back Office
15 12 (0.92%) Banking
16 8 (0.62%) Digital Economy
17 7 (0.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 6 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
18 6 (0.46%) Legal
18 6 (0.46%) Police
Job Titles
1 205 (15.77%) Analyst
2 156 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 140 (10.77%) IT Engineer
4 139 (10.69%) IT Support
5 138 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 93 (7.15%) Support Analyst
7 92 (7.08%) Developer
8 64 (4.92%) IT Analyst
9 57 (4.38%) Consultant
10 54 (4.15%) Administrator
11 50 (3.85%) Architect
11 50 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
12 47 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
12 47 (3.62%) Service Analyst
13 46 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 45 (3.46%) IT Technician
15 44 (3.38%) Project Engineer
15 44 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
16 42 (3.23%) Technical Support
17 39 (3.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (7.69%) .NET
2 92 (7.08%) Web Services
3 52 (4.00%) XML
4 44 (3.38%) CSS
5 43 (3.31%) HTML
6 41 (3.15%) ASP.NET
7 33 (2.54%) JSON
8 32 (2.46%) REST
9 30 (2.31%) jQuery
10 24 (1.85%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 22 (1.69%) .NET Core
11 22 (1.69%) AngularJS
11 22 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 19 (1.46%) SOAP
13 17 (1.31%) Ajax
14 15 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (1.15%) Node.js
14 15 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
14 15 (1.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.46%) Data Centre
2 69 (5.31%) Clustering
2 69 (5.31%) Driving Licence
3 66 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 45 (3.46%) Public Cloud
6 24 (1.85%) User Experience
7 21 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.62%) PKI
8 16 (1.23%) Smartphone
9 15 (1.15%) Replication
10 14 (1.08%) EFT
10 14 (1.08%) Legacy Applications
10 14 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 12 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (0.85%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.85%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.77%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 612 (47.08%) Windows Server
2 305 (23.46%) Windows 10
3 257 (19.77%) Linux
4 147 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 135 (10.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 123 (9.46%) Windows Server 2019
7 112 (8.62%) Windows 7
8 81 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (4.46%) Unix
10 37 (2.85%) Android
11 33 (2.54%) Windows 8
12 32 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (2.23%) Windows XP
14 25 (1.92%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.38%) AIX
15 18 (1.38%) CentOS
16 14 (1.08%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.69%) Solaris
18 8 (0.62%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
2 194 (14.92%) ITIL
3 155 (11.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 150 (11.54%) DevOps
5 143 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (5.54%) Service Management
7 71 (5.46%) Project Delivery
8 70 (5.38%) Project Management
9 66 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 65 (5.00%) Infrastructure as Code
11 59 (4.54%) Presales
12 58 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 58 (4.46%) Mentoring
12 58 (4.46%) Migration
13 55 (4.23%) CRM
14 52 (4.00%) MVC
15 51 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
16 50 (3.85%) Service Delivery
17 49 (3.77%) Scrum
18 48 (3.69%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (18.08%) SQL
2 231 (17.77%) PowerShell
3 87 (6.69%) C#
4 72 (5.54%) JavaScript
5 56 (4.31%) Bash Shell
6 52 (4.00%) Java
7 49 (3.77%) Python
8 37 (2.85%) T-SQL
9 36 (2.77%) PHP
9 36 (2.77%) VB.NET
10 22 (1.69%) C++
11 21 (1.62%) C
12 18 (1.38%) VB
13 15 (1.15%) Ruby
14 10 (0.77%) VB6
14 10 (0.77%) XAML
15 9 (0.69%) Perl
16 8 (0.62%) PHP 7
16 8 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (8.15%) Degree
3 57 (4.38%) MCSA
4 50 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (3.77%) MCSE
6 46 (3.54%) Security Cleared
7 40 (3.08%) CCNA
8 32 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 29 (2.23%) SC Cleared
10 26 (2.00%) CCNP
11 24 (1.85%) HNC
12 23 (1.77%) A+ Certification
13 21 (1.62%) HND
14 19 (1.46%) MCP
15 18 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.23%) VCAP
17 15 (1.15%) DBS Check
18 12 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 11 (0.85%) AWS Certification
20 9 (0.69%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (10.54%) SLA
2 30 (2.31%) QA
3 27 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.54%) PMO
5 13 (1.00%) GDPR
5 13 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.62%) Accessibility
8 5 (0.38%) COBIT
8 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.23%) JTAG
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) NIST
11 1 (0.077%) GRC
System Software
1 662 (50.92%) Active Directory
2 260 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (12.31%) Hyper-V
4 102 (7.85%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (4.38%) Docker
6 51 (3.92%) vSphere
7 32 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (2.08%) XenApp
9 26 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (1.31%) XenDesktop
12 16 (1.23%) NFS
13 15 (1.15%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.69%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.62%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.54%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.46%) Firmware
18 4 (0.31%) KVM
18 4 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 166 (12.77%) SCCM
2 102 (7.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 86 (6.62%) Terraform
4 61 (4.69%) Ansible
5 57 (4.38%) Kubernetes
6 51 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 48 (3.69%) WSUS
8 32 (2.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 32 (2.46%) SCOM
9 27 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
10 18 (1.38%) Backup Exec
10 18 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (1.38%) Puppet
11 12 (0.92%) Grafana
11 12 (0.92%) Rancher
12 10 (0.77%) AirWatch
12 10 (0.77%) Nagios
13 9 (0.69%) Opsgenie
14 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (0.62%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 710 (54.62%) Microsoft
2 447 (34.38%) VMware
3 185 (14.23%) Cisco
4 118 (9.08%) Citrix
5 67 (5.15%) Veeam
6 54 (4.15%) Oracle
7 50 (3.85%) Dell
8 49 (3.77%) Apple
9 44 (3.38%) HP
10 39 (3.00%) SolarWinds
11 34 (2.62%) Meraki
12 32 (2.46%) ServiceNow
13 30 (2.31%) Google
14 29 (2.23%) IBM
14 29 (2.23%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.85%) NetApp
16 19 (1.46%) EMC
16 19 (1.46%) SAP
17 18 (1.38%) Aruba
18 17 (1.31%) McAfee