Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 8 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,666 1,829 2,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.91% 15.14% 13.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.68% 72.72% 65.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,338 1,473 1,765
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% +1.45%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,500 £19,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £56,325
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 2,261 2,515 3,164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.59% 20.82% 21.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,805 1,911 2,667
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 0 1,070 £37,500 -2.60% 247
East Midlands +3 596 £35,000 -9.09% 213
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 856 (51.38%) Microsoft
2 755 (45.32%) Active Directory
3 649 (38.96%) Windows Server
4 599 (35.95%) Office 365
5 552 (33.13%) VMware
6 453 (27.19%) Azure
7 402 (24.13%) Linux
8 374 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 354 (21.25%) Windows 10
10 331 (19.87%) ITIL
11 319 (19.15%) SQL
12 317 (19.03%) Cisco
13 291 (17.47%) Firewall
14 290 (17.41%) SQL Server
15 284 (17.05%) Citrix
16 273 (16.39%) Hyper-V
17 267 (16.03%) DNS
18 257 (15.43%) MS Exchange
19 254 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
20 251 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 242 (14.53%) SCCM
22 226 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
23 221 (13.27%) DHCP
24 198 (11.88%) Data Centre
25 194 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
26 191 (11.46%) WAN
27 187 (11.22%) Windows 7
28 185 (11.10%) PowerShell
29 180 (10.80%) LAN
30 179 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 257 (15.43%) MS Exchange
2 100 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 81 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 65 (3.90%) IIS
5 64 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.14%) Confluence
8 15 (0.90%) Apache
9 14 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.48%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.36%) SAS
14 5 (0.30%) JBoss
14 5 (0.30%) nginx
14 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.18%) Documentum
16 3 (0.18%) GlassFish
Applications
1 254 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.30%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.12%) LightWave 3D
7 2 (0.12%) Maya
7 2 (0.12%) MODO
7 2 (0.12%) Windchill
8 1 (0.060%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.060%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.060%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.36%) Primavera
3 4 (0.24%) SAP R/3
3 4 (0.24%) Workfront
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 599 (35.95%) Office 365
2 453 (27.19%) Azure
3 160 (9.60%) AWS
4 95 (5.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (3.30%) SaaS
6 54 (3.24%) IaaS
7 39 (2.34%) PaaS
8 21 (1.26%) GCP
9 20 (1.20%) GitHub
10 19 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.02%) OneDrive
12 12 (0.72%) Power Platform
13 11 (0.66%) G Suite
14 7 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.36%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.36%) Serverless
15 6 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 291 (17.47%) Firewall
2 267 (16.03%) DNS
3 221 (13.27%) DHCP
4 191 (11.46%) WAN
5 180 (10.80%) LAN
6 165 (9.90%) TCP/IP
7 124 (7.44%) SAN
8 98 (5.88%) VPN
9 94 (5.64%) Internet
10 90 (5.40%) Wireless
11 86 (5.16%) VLAN
12 61 (3.66%) VoIP
13 44 (2.64%) NAS
14 36 (2.16%) Network Security
15 31 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
16 30 (1.80%) Skype
17 25 (1.50%) MPLS
18 24 (1.44%) iSCSI
19 20 (1.20%) NetScaler
20 19 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (17.41%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 20 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.02%) MySQL
7 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (0.72%) Redis
11 11 (0.66%) Power BI
11 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.54%) Big Data
13 9 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.54%) RavenDB
14 8 (0.48%) Couchbase
15 7 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 41 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 39 (2.34%) JIRA
3 38 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.96%) Artifactory
5 16 (0.96%) SonarQube
6 15 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.84%) Selenium
8 11 (0.66%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.60%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (0.60%) Rational Quality Manager
10 7 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.30%) Maven
13 4 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.24%) Postman
13 4 (0.24%) Subversion
13 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 123 (7.38%) Finance
2 101 (6.06%) Retail
3 84 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 75 (4.50%) Public Sector
5 26 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.32%) Automotive
7 20 (1.20%) Law
8 17 (1.02%) Advertising
9 16 (0.96%) Legal
10 12 (0.72%) Games
10 12 (0.72%) Marketing
11 10 (0.60%) Local Government
12 8 (0.48%) Electronics
13 7 (0.42%) Back Office
13 7 (0.42%) Military
14 6 (0.36%) French Language
15 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.18%) Police
17 3 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 301 (18.07%) Analyst
2 209 (12.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 190 (11.40%) Support Engineer
4 165 (9.90%) IT Support
5 157 (9.42%) IT Engineer
6 142 (8.52%) Developer
7 140 (8.40%) Support Analyst
8 83 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
9 72 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 71 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 64 (3.84%) Administrator
12 63 (3.78%) .NET Developer
13 62 (3.72%) IT Analyst
14 58 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
14 58 (3.48%) C# Developer
15 55 (3.30%) Architect
16 51 (3.06%) Service Analyst
16 51 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
16 51 (3.06%) Technical Support
17 47 (2.82%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (7.44%) .NET
2 52 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
3 48 (2.88%) HTML
4 46 (2.76%) .NET Framework
5 44 (2.64%) Web Services
6 41 (2.46%) CSS
7 39 (2.34%) ASP.NET
8 37 (2.22%) WPF
9 36 (2.16%) REST
10 32 (1.92%) XML
11 31 (1.86%) WCF
12 26 (1.56%) WinForms
13 23 (1.38%) Node.js
14 22 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (1.26%) Entity Framework
16 20 (1.20%) React
17 19 (1.14%) LINQ
17 19 (1.14%) Universal Windows Platform
18 18 (1.08%) AngularJS
19 15 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 198 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 107 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (5.82%) Driving Licence
4 86 (5.16%) Management Information System
5 65 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (3.12%) User Experience
7 42 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 37 (2.22%) Smartphone
9 35 (2.10%) CCTV
10 33 (1.98%) Client/Server
10 33 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
11 31 (1.86%) Replication
12 29 (1.74%) Clustering
13 27 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
14 23 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
15 19 (1.14%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.96%) Private Cloud
17 15 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
18 14 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 14 (0.84%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 649 (38.96%) Windows Server
2 402 (24.13%) Linux
3 354 (21.25%) Windows 10
4 226 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 187 (11.22%) Windows 7
6 175 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 92 (5.52%) Unix
8 76 (4.56%) Windows 8
8 76 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 71 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (2.76%) Android
11 27 (1.62%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.56%) Windows XP
13 20 (1.20%) Mac OS
14 19 (1.14%) Ubuntu
15 18 (1.08%) CentOS
16 12 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
17 10 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.60%) Solaris
18 6 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (19.87%) ITIL
2 251 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 194 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
4 125 (7.50%) Change Management
5 113 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
6 110 (6.60%) Mentoring
7 105 (6.30%) Service Delivery
8 100 (6.00%) Project Management
9 92 (5.52%) Service Management
10 89 (5.34%) Cybersecurity
11 88 (5.28%) DevOps
12 86 (5.16%) Information Security
13 82 (4.92%) Migration
14 79 (4.74%) Problem Management
15 78 (4.68%) Incident Management
16 73 (4.38%) Project Delivery
16 73 (4.38%) SIEM
17 71 (4.26%) Analytics
18 68 (4.08%) Coaching
19 62 (3.72%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 319 (19.15%) SQL
2 185 (11.10%) PowerShell
3 161 (9.66%) C#
4 103 (6.18%) Python
5 95 (5.70%) JavaScript
6 70 (4.20%) T-SQL
7 61 (3.66%) Java
8 37 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 31 (1.86%) C++
10 29 (1.74%) C
11 21 (1.26%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.02%) VBScript
14 10 (0.60%) Go
14 10 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.60%) VB
15 9 (0.54%) Perl
15 9 (0.54%) R
16 8 (0.48%) PHP
17 6 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 179 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (5.76%) MCSE
3 83 (4.98%) MCSA
4 82 (4.92%) Degree
5 60 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (2.94%) Security Cleared
7 43 (2.58%) CCNA
8 33 (1.98%) DBS Check
9 32 (1.92%) MCP
9 32 (1.92%) SC Cleared
10 28 (1.68%) CCNP
11 26 (1.56%) CISSP
12 20 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (1.08%) CEH
14 17 (1.02%) GSEC
15 16 (0.96%) SSCP
16 14 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 12 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
18 12 (0.72%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (9.72%) SLA
2 48 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.08%) QA
4 14 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.72%) GDPR
7 11 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) BS25999
10 2 (0.12%) HL7
10 2 (0.12%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) PSD2
11 1 (0.060%) COBIT
11 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.060%) NCSC
11 1 (0.060%) NIST
System Software
1 755 (45.32%) Active Directory
2 374 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 273 (16.39%) Hyper-V
4 146 (8.76%) XenApp
5 76 (4.56%) XenDesktop
6 71 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
7 65 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
8 60 (3.60%) vSphere
9 58 (3.48%) Virtual Servers
10 43 (2.58%) Docker
11 28 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (1.68%) Terminal Services
12 25 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 25 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (1.26%) Firmware
14 13 (0.78%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
16 9 (0.54%) VirtualBox
17 8 (0.48%) Terminal Server
18 5 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 242 (14.53%) SCCM
2 110 (6.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 74 (4.44%) SCOM
4 56 (3.36%) WSUS
5 52 (3.12%) Ansible
6 39 (2.34%) Kubernetes
7 33 (1.98%) Puppet
8 32 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (1.86%) Backup Exec
10 30 (1.80%) Terraform
11 29 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
12 26 (1.56%) QRadar
13 21 (1.26%) SCVMM
14 17 (1.02%) AirWatch
14 17 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
15 16 (0.96%) Packer
16 15 (0.90%) vCenter Server
17 14 (0.84%) NetBackup
18 12 (0.72%) Netcool
19 11 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 856 (51.38%) Microsoft
2 552 (33.13%) VMware
3 317 (19.03%) Cisco
4 284 (17.05%) Citrix
5 138 (8.28%) HP
6 125 (7.50%) NetApp
7 98 (5.88%) Oracle
8 85 (5.10%) Veeam
9 80 (4.80%) McAfee
10 79 (4.74%) Dell
11 74 (4.44%) Red Hat
12 63 (3.78%) SolarWinds
13 53 (3.18%) Symantec
14 48 (2.88%) Apple
15 45 (2.70%) Google
16 44 (2.64%) EMC
17 42 (2.52%) Splunk
18 41 (2.46%) IBM
19 35 (2.10%) Remedy
20 33 (1.98%) 3PAR