Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,858 2,052 2,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.65% 13.60% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.79% 63.29% 65.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,564 1,833 2,309
Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 2,588 3,242 4,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.02% 21.49% 21.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,119 2,811 3,304
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -3.11%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +3 1,157 £36,000 +1.21% 208
East Midlands -1 696 £36,000 +7.46% 138
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 903 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 805 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 730 (39.29%) Windows Server
4 585 (31.49%) VMware
5 440 (23.68%) Office 365
6 438 (23.57%) SQL
7 417 (22.44%) SQL Server
8 375 (20.18%) Linux
9 371 (19.97%) ITIL
10 362 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 355 (19.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 354 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 331 (17.81%) Windows 7
14 314 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
15 286 (15.39%) Windows 10
16 283 (15.23%) DNS
17 281 (15.12%) Hyper-V
18 279 (15.02%) MS Exchange
19 278 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
20 271 (14.59%) Cisco
21 269 (14.48%) Firewall
22 262 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
23 256 (13.78%) Windows Server 2008
24 249 (13.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 245 (13.19%) Citrix
26 243 (13.08%) C#
27 241 (12.97%) TCP/IP
27 241 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
28 233 (12.54%) SCCM
29 219 (11.79%) 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
1 279 (15.02%) MS Exchange
2 130 (7.00%) SharePoint
3 85 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (3.82%) IIS
5 65 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 37 (1.99%) Confluence
8 36 (1.94%) Apache
9 35 (1.88%) Skype for Business
10 29 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (1.24%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.97%) nginx
13 15 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 15 (0.81%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.70%) JBoss
15 9 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.43%) CMS
17 7 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.38%) Site Server
Applications
1 314 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.43%) Simulink
5 8 (0.43%) Stateflow
6 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.38%) TargetLink
7 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.11%) Blender
9 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.22%) Magento
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.054%) assyst
7 1 (0.054%) Exstream
7 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.054%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.054%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.054%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.054%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 440 (23.68%) Office 365
2 354 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 172 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (1.99%) SaaS
6 28 (1.51%) IaaS
6 28 (1.51%) PaaS
7 23 (1.24%) G Suite
7 23 (1.24%) GitHub
7 23 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.65%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.59%) Yammer
10 10 (0.54%) Serverless
11 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.27%) Azure Functions
12 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 283 (15.23%) DNS
2 269 (14.48%) Firewall
3 241 (12.97%) TCP/IP
4 219 (11.79%) DHCP
5 217 (11.68%) LAN
6 202 (10.87%) WAN
7 138 (7.43%) SAN
8 92 (4.95%) VPN
9 88 (4.74%) Internet
10 82 (4.41%) VoIP
11 80 (4.31%) VLAN
12 63 (3.39%) Wireless
13 52 (2.80%) SSL
14 51 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
15 47 (2.53%) IPsec
16 44 (2.37%) Network Security
17 42 (2.26%) Skype
18 34 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
19 29 (1.56%) MPLS
20 24 (1.29%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 417 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.23%) MySQL
3 47 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 32 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.18%) NoSQL
10 19 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (0.97%) MongoDB
11 18 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (0.97%) SSDT
12 13 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (0.59%) DB2
13 11 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.48%) Cognos Impromptu
15 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 82 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (3.71%) Git (software)
3 63 (3.39%) Visual Studio
4 58 (3.12%) Jenkins
5 49 (2.64%) JIRA
6 31 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (1.40%) Subversion
8 20 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (1.02%) GoCD
10 18 (0.97%) Vagrant
11 17 (0.91%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.75%) SonarQube
13 13 (0.70%) NUnit
14 11 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
15 10 (0.54%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.48%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.48%) Selenium
16 9 (0.48%) WiX
17 8 (0.43%) Android Studio
General
1 188 (10.12%) Finance
2 104 (5.60%) Retail
3 78 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 72 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 36 (1.94%) Automotive
6 35 (1.88%) Legal
7 25 (1.35%) Games
8 22 (1.18%) Marketing
9 18 (0.97%) Banking
10 16 (0.86%) Law
11 11 (0.59%) Electronics
11 11 (0.59%) Publishing
12 10 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.48%) Advertising
14 6 (0.32%) International Banking
15 5 (0.27%) Back Office
15 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.22%) French Language
17 3 (0.16%) German Language
17 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 360 (19.38%) Analyst
2 239 (12.86%) Developer
3 204 (10.98%) IT Support
3 204 (10.98%) Support Engineer
4 188 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 179 (9.63%) Support Analyst
6 120 (6.46%) IT Engineer
7 106 (5.71%) IT Analyst
8 96 (5.17%) Desktop Support
9 92 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 89 (4.79%) IT Support Analyst
11 79 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
12 78 (4.20%) Service Analyst
13 76 (4.09%) .NET Developer
13 76 (4.09%) Team Leader
14 72 (3.88%) C# Developer
15 69 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
15 69 (3.71%) Administrator
16 68 (3.66%) Architect
16 68 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (11.09%) .NET
2 115 (6.19%) HTML
3 99 (5.33%) CSS
4 86 (4.63%) Web Services
5 80 (4.31%) WinForms
6 79 (4.25%) XML
7 78 (4.20%) .NET Framework
8 72 (3.88%) ASP.NET
9 59 (3.18%) Entity Framework
10 45 (2.42%) WCF
11 42 (2.26%) jQuery
12 41 (2.21%) WPF
13 36 (1.94%) AngularJS
13 36 (1.94%) HTML5
13 36 (1.94%) REST
14 34 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (1.72%) JSON
15 32 (1.72%) SOAP
16 31 (1.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 174 (9.36%) Data Centre
2 172 (9.26%) Self-Motivation
3 139 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 59 (3.18%) Clustering
7 42 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 37 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 35 (1.88%) Replication
10 28 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
12 18 (0.97%) iSeries
12 18 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 17 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.91%) Fintech
13 17 (0.91%) HP StoreVirtual
14 15 (0.81%) PKI
15 14 (0.75%) Blackberry
15 14 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 14 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 730 (39.29%) Windows Server
2 375 (20.18%) Linux
3 355 (19.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 331 (17.81%) Windows 7
5 286 (15.39%) Windows 10
6 256 (13.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 133 (7.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 111 (5.97%) Unix
9 93 (5.01%) Windows 8
10 73 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 61 (3.28%) Mac OS
12 50 (2.69%) Apple iOS
13 49 (2.64%) Windows XP
14 46 (2.48%) Android
15 38 (2.05%) Mac OS X
16 29 (1.56%) CentOS
17 20 (1.08%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.75%) Solaris
19 13 (0.70%) SUSE
20 8 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (19.97%) ITIL
2 262 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (13.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 241 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
5 142 (7.64%) Software Engineering
6 119 (6.40%) Project Management
7 110 (5.92%) Service Management
8 94 (5.06%) DevOps
9 89 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
10 86 (4.63%) Incident Management
11 84 (4.52%) ITIL V3
12 83 (4.47%) Service Delivery
13 76 (4.09%) Test Automation
14 75 (4.04%) ITSM
14 75 (4.04%) OO
14 75 (4.04%) Scrum
15 74 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 69 (3.71%) Change Management
16 69 (3.71%) MVC
16 69 (3.71%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 438 (23.57%) SQL
2 243 (13.08%) C#
3 195 (10.50%) PowerShell
4 160 (8.61%) JavaScript
5 111 (5.97%) Java
6 89 (4.79%) T-SQL
7 64 (3.44%) Python
8 61 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 56 (3.01%) VBScript
10 52 (2.80%) C++
10 52 (2.80%) Ruby
11 51 (2.74%) VB.NET
12 39 (2.10%) Perl
13 37 (1.99%) C
14 28 (1.51%) PHP
15 25 (1.35%) VB
16 24 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 18 (0.97%) XAML
18 13 (0.70%) Embedded C
19 11 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 278 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (11.19%) Degree
3 200 (10.76%) MCSE
4 145 (7.80%) MCP
5 107 (5.76%) MCSA
6 89 (4.79%) Security Cleared
7 80 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 61 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
9 59 (3.18%) CCNA
10 48 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (2.37%) MCITP
12 42 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (1.45%) DBS Check
14 23 (1.24%) ISEB
14 23 (1.24%) SC Cleared
15 22 (1.18%) A+ Certification
15 22 (1.18%) Master's Degree
16 18 (0.97%) HNC
16 18 (0.97%) MCPD
17 16 (0.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (11.68%) SLA
2 57 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (2.26%) GDPR
4 28 (1.51%) QA
5 17 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.75%) COBIT
7 10 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.38%) HAZOP
8 7 (0.38%) PMO
9 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.054%) HL7
11 1 (0.054%) IASME
11 1 (0.054%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.054%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 805 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 362 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 281 (15.12%) Hyper-V
4 86 (4.63%) vSphere
5 81 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (2.80%) XenApp
7 41 (2.21%) XenDesktop
8 34 (1.83%) Docker
9 33 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
11 22 (1.18%) Terminal Services
12 21 (1.13%) BitLocker
12 21 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
14 16 (0.86%) XenServer
15 15 (0.81%) Firmware
16 10 (0.54%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.43%) Snort
17 8 (0.43%) VMware NSX
18 4 (0.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 233 (12.54%) SCCM
2 59 (3.18%) WSUS
3 46 (2.48%) Ansible
4 45 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (2.05%) Puppet
6 34 (1.83%) NetBackup
7 28 (1.51%) Kubernetes
7 28 (1.51%) SCOM
8 25 (1.35%) Terraform
9 23 (1.24%) vCenter Server
10 22 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
11 20 (1.08%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 14 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (0.70%) vMotion
16 12 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
16 12 (0.65%) SCOrch
17 11 (0.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 903 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 585 (31.49%) VMware
3 271 (14.59%) Cisco
4 245 (13.19%) Citrix
5 160 (8.61%) HP
6 106 (5.71%) NetApp
7 104 (5.60%) Oracle
8 82 (4.41%) Red Hat
9 81 (4.36%) Dell
10 52 (2.80%) Veeam
11 51 (2.74%) Remedy
12 48 (2.58%) Google
13 44 (2.37%) McAfee
14 43 (2.31%) ServiceNow
15 33 (1.78%) Apple
15 33 (1.78%) IBM
15 33 (1.78%) SonicWALL
16 32 (1.72%) SolarWinds
17 31 (1.67%) CheckPoint
17 31 (1.67%) Xamarin