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

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,809 2,034 2,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.53% 13.32% 13.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.07% 63.96% 62.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,476 1,749 2,053
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 2,510 3,180 3,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.16% 20.82% 21.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,954 2,719 3,030
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £56,268
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 December 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 December 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 +5 1,148 £37,500 +7.14% 190
East Midlands +3 656 £37,500 +11.94% 144
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 956 (52.85%) Microsoft
2 756 (41.79%) Active Directory
3 691 (38.20%) Windows Server
4 593 (32.78%) VMware
5 429 (23.71%) SQL
6 427 (23.60%) Linux
7 411 (22.72%) Office 365
8 406 (22.44%) SQL Server
9 378 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 375 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 348 (19.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 317 (17.52%) ITIL
13 314 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
14 310 (17.14%) Hyper-V
15 300 (16.58%) Cisco
16 299 (16.53%) Microsoft Certification
17 297 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
18 268 (14.81%) Citrix
19 267 (14.76%) Windows 7
20 261 (14.43%) C#
21 258 (14.26%) DNS
22 257 (14.21%) Firewall
23 254 (14.04%) Windows 10
24 252 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 249 (13.76%) MS Exchange
26 241 (13.32%) Windows Server 2008
27 233 (12.88%) .NET
28 229 (12.66%) TCP/IP
28 229 (12.66%) SCCM
29 227 (12.55%) DHCP

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
1 249 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 148 (8.18%) SharePoint
3 78 (4.31%) IIS
4 56 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 53 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 44 (2.43%) Confluence
7 44 (2.43%) Skype for Business
8 43 (2.38%) Apache
9 29 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
10 26 (1.44%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 23 (1.27%) WebLogic
13 19 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.77%) JBoss
15 13 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (0.72%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.66%) CMS
17 11 (0.61%) nginx
18 10 (0.55%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 314 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) Simulink
6 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
4 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.22%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.17%) Workfront
7 2 (0.11%) Exstream
7 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.055%) assyst
8 1 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.055%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.055%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.055%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.055%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 411 (22.72%) Office 365
2 378 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (3.04%) IaaS
6 40 (2.21%) GitHub
7 35 (1.93%) SaaS
8 33 (1.82%) PaaS
9 24 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (1.05%) NuGet
11 18 (1.00%) npm
12 17 (0.94%) G Suite
13 14 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.72%) Yammer
15 7 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.39%) Google Play
15 7 (0.39%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.39%) Serverless
16 6 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 258 (14.26%) DNS
2 257 (14.21%) Firewall
3 229 (12.66%) TCP/IP
4 227 (12.55%) DHCP
5 192 (10.61%) LAN
6 182 (10.06%) WAN
7 138 (7.63%) SAN
8 110 (6.08%) VLAN
9 101 (5.58%) VPN
10 91 (5.03%) Internet
11 77 (4.26%) VoIP
12 64 (3.54%) Wireless
13 61 (3.37%) Network Security
14 55 (3.04%) Skype
15 39 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
16 31 (1.71%) IPsec
17 30 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
18 28 (1.55%) DSL
18 28 (1.55%) SSL
19 24 (1.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.15%) MySQL
3 41 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (2.21%) Oracle Database
5 34 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 30 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 22 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
13 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.94%) Big Data
15 16 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (0.83%) SQLite
17 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 101 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 87 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 80 (4.42%) Visual Studio
4 68 (3.76%) Jenkins
5 55 (3.04%) JIRA
6 24 (1.33%) Maven
7 23 (1.27%) Subversion
8 18 (1.00%) Visual Studio Code
9 17 (0.94%) NUnit
10 16 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (0.83%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.66%) Selenium
13 11 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.61%) SonarQube
13 11 (0.61%) Vagrant
13 11 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.55%) GoCD
15 8 (0.44%) NSubstitute
15 8 (0.44%) Robot Framework
15 8 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 141 (7.79%) Finance
2 101 (5.58%) Retail
3 94 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 61 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 30 (1.66%) Automotive
6 20 (1.11%) Legal
7 18 (1.00%) Marketing
8 17 (0.94%) Banking
8 17 (0.94%) Games
9 10 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.50%) Electronics
10 9 (0.50%) Publishing
11 8 (0.44%) Advertising
11 8 (0.44%) Back Office
11 8 (0.44%) Billing
12 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.22%) Military
14 3 (0.17%) French Language
14 3 (0.17%) Law
15 2 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 281 (15.53%) Analyst
2 237 (13.10%) Developer
3 200 (11.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 178 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 150 (8.29%) IT Support
6 139 (7.68%) Support Analyst
7 97 (5.36%) IT Engineer
8 93 (5.14%) .NET Developer
9 91 (5.03%) Architect
10 86 (4.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 77 (4.26%) IT Analyst
11 77 (4.26%) Technical Support
12 66 (3.65%) C# Developer
13 64 (3.54%) Administrator
14 60 (3.32%) IT Support Analyst
15 55 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
16 54 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
16 54 (2.99%) Desktop Support
16 54 (2.99%) Software Engineer
17 51 (2.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (12.88%) .NET
2 152 (8.40%) HTML
3 115 (6.36%) Web Services
4 113 (6.25%) CSS
5 89 (4.92%) .NET Framework
6 81 (4.48%) HTML5
7 73 (4.04%) ASP.NET
8 64 (3.54%) Entity Framework
9 62 (3.43%) XML
10 61 (3.37%) WinForms
11 57 (3.15%) AngularJS
12 56 (3.10%) Spring
13 55 (3.04%) Node.js
14 47 (2.60%) JSON
14 47 (2.60%) Middleware
15 46 (2.54%) jQuery
16 41 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
17 40 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
18 39 (2.16%) SOAP
19 37 (2.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 219 (12.11%) Data Centre
2 145 (8.02%) Self-Motivation
3 114 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (5.03%) Clustering
5 51 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 51 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 45 (2.49%) Driving Licence
7 40 (2.21%) Replication
8 34 (1.88%) Client/Server
9 30 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
9 30 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 29 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
11 28 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 26 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 22 (1.22%) Fat Client
13 22 (1.22%) Thin Client
14 21 (1.16%) NHS
15 19 (1.05%) PKI
15 19 (1.05%) User Experience
16 18 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 691 (38.20%) Windows Server
2 427 (23.60%) Linux
3 348 (19.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 267 (14.76%) Windows 7
5 254 (14.04%) Windows 10
6 241 (13.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 173 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 123 (6.80%) Unix
9 100 (5.53%) Windows 8
10 65 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (2.87%) Apple iOS
11 52 (2.87%) Mac OS
12 51 (2.82%) Android
13 32 (1.77%) Windows XP
14 27 (1.49%) CentOS
15 24 (1.33%) Mac OS X
16 18 (1.00%) Solaris
17 13 (0.72%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.44%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (17.52%) ITIL
2 297 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 196 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
5 117 (6.47%) Project Management
6 115 (6.36%) Software Engineering
7 105 (5.80%) DevOps
7 105 (5.80%) MVC
8 99 (5.47%) Service Delivery
9 95 (5.25%) Incident Management
10 93 (5.14%) Service Management
11 90 (4.98%) Presales
12 84 (4.64%) Change Management
12 84 (4.64%) Customer Requirements
13 79 (4.37%) Computer Science
14 77 (4.26%) Time Management
15 76 (4.20%) Patch Management
16 72 (3.98%) Migration
16 72 (3.98%) Scrum
17 71 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 429 (23.71%) SQL
2 261 (14.43%) C#
3 180 (9.95%) JavaScript
4 153 (8.46%) PowerShell
5 116 (6.41%) Java
6 76 (4.20%) T-SQL
7 49 (2.71%) VBScript
8 46 (2.54%) Bash Shell
9 45 (2.49%) C++
9 45 (2.49%) Python
9 45 (2.49%) VB.NET
10 29 (1.60%) C
11 28 (1.55%) Ruby
12 27 (1.49%) VB
13 23 (1.27%) Perl
14 20 (1.11%) PHP
15 13 (0.72%) Embedded C
15 13 (0.72%) VB6
16 12 (0.66%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 299 (16.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 224 (12.38%) MCSE
3 210 (11.61%) Degree
4 109 (6.03%) MCP
5 101 (5.58%) MCSA
5 101 (5.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 82 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
7 77 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 60 (3.32%) CCNA
9 57 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 51 (2.82%) MCITP
11 43 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (1.66%) Master's Degree
13 27 (1.49%) CCNP
14 25 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
14 25 (1.38%) HNC
15 23 (1.27%) SC Cleared
16 18 (1.00%) DBS Check
17 17 (0.94%) A+ Certification
17 17 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (10.01%) SLA
2 75 (4.15%) GDPR
3 39 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.44%) QA
5 16 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.44%) PMO
7 8 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.22%) COBIT
11 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.11%) HAZOP
12 2 (0.11%) HL7
12 2 (0.11%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.055%) IASME
13 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.055%) ISO 26262
13 1 (0.055%) MISRA
13 1 (0.055%) MISRA C
System Software
1 756 (41.79%) Active Directory
2 375 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 310 (17.14%) Hyper-V
4 76 (4.20%) vSphere
5 70 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (2.76%) XenApp
7 40 (2.21%) Docker
8 37 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (2.05%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.38%) Firmware
10 24 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (1.22%) Terminal Services
12 21 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
13 17 (0.94%) XenServer
14 13 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
15 11 (0.61%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.44%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 229 (12.66%) SCCM
2 62 (3.43%) WSUS
3 45 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 36 (1.99%) Kubernetes
5 31 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (1.55%) NetBackup
7 26 (1.44%) Ansible
8 22 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (1.22%) Puppet
8 22 (1.22%) SCOM
8 22 (1.22%) SCOrch
8 22 (1.22%) Terraform
9 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (1.00%) vCenter Server
10 17 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 16 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 13 (0.72%) Backup Exec
13 13 (0.72%) Linux-HA
13 13 (0.72%) Netcool
Vendors
1 956 (52.85%) Microsoft
2 593 (32.78%) VMware
3 300 (16.58%) Cisco
4 268 (14.81%) Citrix
5 190 (10.50%) HP
6 123 (6.80%) NetApp
7 107 (5.91%) Dell
8 101 (5.58%) Oracle
9 73 (4.04%) McAfee
10 67 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 64 (3.54%) IBM
12 54 (2.99%) Symantec
13 45 (2.49%) Apple
14 44 (2.43%) Remedy
15 43 (2.38%) Veeam
16 42 (2.32%) Google
17 40 (2.21%) Forcepoint
18 34 (1.88%) Atlassian
19 29 (1.60%) CheckPoint
19 29 (1.60%) SAP