Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 747 1,662 1,796
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.42% 15.75% 14.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.31% 73.35% 72.33%
Number of salaries quoted 760 1,428 1,542
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,125 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 1,180 2,266 2,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.20% 21.48% 20.72%
Number of salaries quoted 939 1,835 1,922
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.77%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -2 484 £40,000 - 97
East Midlands -4 260 £40,000 +10.34% 78
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 393 (52.61%) Microsoft
2 317 (42.44%) Windows Server
3 311 (41.63%) Active Directory
4 296 (39.63%) Azure
5 286 (38.29%) Office 365
6 238 (31.86%) VMware
7 179 (23.96%) SQL
8 168 (22.49%) Linux
9 163 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 146 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
11 139 (18.61%) ITIL
12 135 (18.07%) Firewall
13 131 (17.54%) PowerShell
14 127 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
15 124 (16.60%) Windows 10
16 119 (15.93%) SQL Server
17 106 (14.19%) Hyper-V
18 101 (13.52%) Agile Software Development
19 97 (12.99%) DNS
19 97 (12.99%) Cisco
20 96 (12.85%) Citrix
21 95 (12.72%) AWS
22 94 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
23 93 (12.45%) TCP/IP
24 92 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
25 86 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 81 (10.84%) Windows Server 2016
27 80 (10.71%) WAN
28 79 (10.58%) DevOps
28 79 (10.58%) Analytical Skills

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 58 (7.76%) IIS
2 47 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 45 (6.02%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.07%) Confluence
6 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.54%) Apache
8 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.27%) nginx
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.13%) Drupal
11 1 (0.13%) Mule
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 146 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.40%) InVision
5 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.40%) Sketch
5 3 (0.40%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.47%) Workfront
2 8 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.54%) Bond Adapt
4 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.27%) Sage 1000
4 2 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 296 (39.63%) Azure
2 286 (38.29%) Office 365
3 95 (12.72%) AWS
4 52 (6.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (4.28%) GitHub
6 28 (3.75%) PaaS
7 25 (3.35%) IaaS
8 18 (2.41%) SaaS
9 14 (1.87%) GCP
10 13 (1.74%) npm
11 12 (1.61%) OneDrive
12 9 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.20%) G Suite
13 6 (0.80%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.54%) Cloudflare
15 4 (0.54%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.54%) OpenDNS
15 4 (0.54%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 135 (18.07%) Firewall
2 97 (12.99%) DNS
3 93 (12.45%) TCP/IP
4 80 (10.71%) WAN
5 77 (10.31%) LAN
6 75 (10.04%) DHCP
7 63 (8.43%) SAN
8 60 (8.03%) VPN
9 46 (6.16%) VLAN
10 39 (5.22%) VoIP
11 21 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (2.28%) NAS
13 16 (2.14%) Wireless
14 15 (2.01%) Network Security
15 13 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (1.61%) NetScaler
16 12 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (1.47%) HTTP
17 11 (1.47%) IP Telephony
17 11 (1.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
4 14 (1.87%) Redis
5 13 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
7 10 (1.34%) MySQL
7 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 7
11 6 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.80%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.67%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.75%) JIRA
3 21 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (2.54%) TeamCity
5 18 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (1.74%) gulp
8 13 (1.74%) jspm
9 12 (1.61%) Moq
9 12 (1.61%) MSTest
9 12 (1.61%) NUnit
10 11 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.80%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.67%) GitLab
13 3 (0.40%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.40%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.40%) Maven
13 3 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 35 (4.69%) Finance
2 24 (3.21%) Public Sector
3 23 (3.08%) Legal
4 20 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.01%) Law
7 14 (1.87%) Publishing
8 11 (1.47%) Retail
9 10 (1.34%) Digital Economy
10 8 (1.07%) Games
11 7 (0.94%) Police
12 6 (0.80%) Electronics
12 6 (0.80%) Local Government
13 5 (0.67%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.67%) Back Office
13 5 (0.67%) Banking
13 5 (0.67%) Military
13 5 (0.67%) Social Housing
14 4 (0.54%) Front Office
15 3 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 128 (17.14%) Analyst
2 93 (12.45%) IT Engineer
3 76 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 72 (9.64%) IT Support
5 69 (9.24%) Support Engineer
6 66 (8.84%) Support Analyst
7 58 (7.76%) Azure Engineer
8 44 (5.89%) Developer
8 44 (5.89%) Systems Engineer
9 34 (4.55%) Network Engineer
10 32 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
11 31 (4.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 31 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
11 31 (4.15%) IT Analyst
12 30 (4.02%) Platform Engineer
13 28 (3.75%) IT Support Engineer
13 28 (3.75%) Service Analyst
14 27 (3.61%) Service Desk Analyst
15 25 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (3.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.69%) .NET
2 33 (4.42%) CSS
3 28 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 28 (3.75%) HTML
4 26 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (3.21%) JSON
5 24 (3.21%) WCF
6 21 (2.81%) Web Services
7 20 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (2.54%) .NET Framework
8 19 (2.54%) jQuery
9 17 (2.28%) Ajax
9 17 (2.28%) WinForms
10 16 (2.14%) REST
11 15 (2.01%) AngularJS
11 15 (2.01%) Entity Framework
11 15 (2.01%) React
12 14 (1.87%) Sass
13 13 (1.74%) WPF
14 12 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (7.90%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (5.35%) Data Centre
5 35 (4.69%) Driving Licence
6 28 (3.75%) Replication
7 22 (2.95%) Clustering
8 13 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.47%) PKI
10 10 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.80%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.67%) AS400
13 5 (0.67%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.67%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.54%) PlayStation
14 4 (0.54%) User Experience
15 3 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 317 (42.44%) Windows Server
2 168 (22.49%) Linux
3 124 (16.60%) Windows 10
4 92 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (10.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 63 (8.43%) Unix
7 48 (6.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 45 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (5.49%) Windows 7
10 26 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (2.28%) CentOS
12 13 (1.74%) Android
13 9 (1.20%) AIX
14 8 (1.07%) Solaris
15 7 (0.94%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (18.61%) ITIL
2 127 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
3 101 (13.52%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 79 (10.58%) DevOps
6 53 (7.10%) Information Security
7 52 (6.96%) Service Management
8 49 (6.56%) Change Management
9 47 (6.29%) Project Delivery
10 45 (6.02%) Infrastructure as Code
11 44 (5.89%) SDLC
12 43 (5.76%) Cybersecurity
12 43 (5.76%) Project Management
13 39 (5.22%) Migration
14 37 (4.95%) Analytics
14 37 (4.95%) Problem Management
15 35 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (4.42%) Scrum
17 32 (4.28%) Configuration Management
17 32 (4.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 179 (23.96%) SQL
2 131 (17.54%) PowerShell
3 69 (9.24%) Python
4 63 (8.43%) C#
5 46 (6.16%) T-SQL
6 41 (5.49%) Java
7 37 (4.95%) JavaScript
8 36 (4.82%) Perl
9 26 (3.48%) Bash Shell
9 26 (3.48%) C++
10 19 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.74%) C
11 13 (1.74%) PHP
12 9 (1.20%) VB
13 8 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.94%) VBA
15 5 (0.67%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.67%) VBScript
16 4 (0.54%) Go
16 4 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 94 (12.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (8.17%) MCSE
3 50 (6.69%) Degree
4 49 (6.56%) MCSA
5 34 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (3.61%) CCNA
7 24 (3.21%) Security Cleared
8 20 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (2.41%) SC Cleared
10 15 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (1.47%) DBS Check
11 11 (1.47%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.47%) MCITP
11 11 (1.47%) MCP
12 9 (1.20%) CCSA
12 9 (1.20%) NCDA
12 9 (1.20%) NCIE
13 8 (1.07%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.07%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (9.37%) SLA
2 43 (5.76%) GDPR
3 17 (2.28%) QA
4 11 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.40%) MISRA
7 3 (0.40%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.40%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 311 (41.63%) Active Directory
2 163 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (14.19%) Hyper-V
4 49 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (5.89%) Docker
6 23 (3.08%) BitLocker
6 23 (3.08%) XenApp
7 22 (2.95%) vSphere
8 20 (2.68%) Firmware
9 17 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (2.14%) XenDesktop
11 15 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.07%) NFS
13 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.54%) pfSense
13 4 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.27%) Postfix
14 2 (0.27%) vCloud
14 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 61 (8.17%) SCCM
2 49 (6.56%) Ansible
3 43 (5.76%) Terraform
4 36 (4.82%) Puppet
5 29 (3.88%) Kubernetes
6 27 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 25 (3.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 25 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (2.14%) Backup Exec
9 16 (2.14%) SCOM
10 15 (2.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 14 (1.87%) WSUS
12 13 (1.74%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.61%) Rancher
13 12 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (1.47%) MIIS
15 9 (1.20%) NetBackup
16 6 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
16 6 (0.80%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 393 (52.61%) Microsoft
2 238 (31.86%) VMware
3 97 (12.99%) Cisco
4 96 (12.85%) Citrix
5 56 (7.50%) Oracle
6 40 (5.35%) NetApp
7 38 (5.09%) Veeam
8 30 (4.02%) Red Hat
9 27 (3.61%) IBM
10 26 (3.48%) Dell
10 26 (3.48%) HP
11 20 (2.68%) Google
11 20 (2.68%) TOWER Software
12 19 (2.54%) Apple
12 19 (2.54%) EMC
12 19 (2.54%) McAfee
12 19 (2.54%) Symantec
13 17 (2.28%) FireEye
13 17 (2.28%) Tanium
14 15 (2.01%) ServiceNow