Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,145 925 1,725
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.01% 16.90% 14.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.22% 73.30% 69.87%
Number of salaries quoted 955 773 1,394
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,750 £22,500
25th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +4.17%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.61%

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 1,811 1,262 2,469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.99% 23.06% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,396 1,039 1,900
10th Percentile £23,625 £24,500 £23,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -7 723 £40,000 -11.11% 240
East Midlands -1 418 £38,760 -1.87% 159
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 649 (56.68%) Microsoft
2 597 (52.14%) Active Directory
3 561 (49.00%) Windows Server
4 452 (39.48%) Microsoft 365
5 429 (37.47%) Azure
6 417 (36.42%) VMware
7 307 (26.81%) Social Skills
8 258 (22.53%) Linux
9 244 (21.31%) Windows 10
10 243 (21.22%) PowerShell
11 236 (20.61%) SQL
12 226 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 203 (17.73%) Firewall
14 200 (17.47%) Microsoft Office
15 197 (17.21%) DNS
16 196 (17.12%) SQL Server
17 173 (15.11%) ITIL
17 173 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 162 (14.15%) Cisco
18 162 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
19 153 (13.36%) DHCP
20 146 (12.75%) DevOps
21 143 (12.49%) Hyper-V
22 138 (12.05%) LAN
23 135 (11.79%) WAN
24 132 (11.53%) MS Exchange
25 131 (11.44%) Citrix
26 129 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
27 125 (10.92%) AWS
28 123 (10.74%) SCCM

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
1 132 (11.53%) MS Exchange
2 113 (9.87%) SharePoint
3 79 (6.90%) IIS
4 24 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.66%) Confluence
6 16 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.14%) nginx
8 12 (1.05%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.70%) CMS
9 8 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.44%) Apache
12 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.17%) SAS
14 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2007
15 1 (0.087%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.087%) WordPress
Applications
1 200 (17.47%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.52%) InDesign
5 6 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.52%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.52%) Solid Edge
6 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.087%) Figma
7 1 (0.087%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 12 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.61%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.52%) Shopify
4 6 (0.52%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.26%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.087%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.087%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.087%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 452 (39.48%) Microsoft 365
2 429 (37.47%) Azure
3 125 (10.92%) AWS
4 96 (8.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (4.28%) IaaS
5 49 (4.28%) PaaS
6 32 (2.79%) GitHub
7 31 (2.71%) SaaS
8 29 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 27 (2.36%) Power Platform
10 19 (1.66%) GCP
11 17 (1.48%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.96%) OpenShift
12 11 (0.96%) PowerApps
12 11 (0.96%) Serverless
13 8 (0.70%) Azure Sentinel
14 7 (0.61%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (0.61%) AWS CodeCommit
14 7 (0.61%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 203 (17.73%) Firewall
2 197 (17.21%) DNS
3 153 (13.36%) DHCP
4 138 (12.05%) LAN
5 135 (11.79%) WAN
6 93 (8.12%) VPN
7 89 (7.77%) SAN
8 88 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 58 (5.07%) VLAN
10 48 (4.19%) Wireless
11 47 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
12 40 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
13 36 (3.14%) NAS
14 33 (2.88%) VoIP
15 30 (2.62%) Internet
16 24 (2.10%) Skype
17 21 (1.83%) Network Security
18 16 (1.40%) BIG-IP
18 16 (1.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 15 (1.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.79%) MySQL
3 23 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 14 (1.22%) Power BI
5 14 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.61%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.61%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.44%) InfluxDB
12 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 7
12 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 39 (3.41%) JIRA
3 26 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 25 (2.18%) TeamCity
5 24 (2.10%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.31%) GitLab
8 11 (0.96%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.79%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.70%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.61%) ERwin
11 7 (0.61%) gulp
11 7 (0.61%) Selenium
11 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.61%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.52%) Cactus
12 6 (0.52%) Subversion
12 6 (0.52%) webpack
13 5 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.44%) Spinnaker
General
1 307 (26.81%) Social Skills
2 100 (8.73%) Retail
3 94 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (6.90%) Finance
5 57 (4.98%) Manufacturing
6 50 (4.37%) Law
7 35 (3.06%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.79%) Public Sector
9 29 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
10 22 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
11 17 (1.48%) Digital Economy
12 15 (1.31%) Documentation Skills
13 14 (1.22%) Legal
14 11 (0.96%) Automotive
15 10 (0.87%) Back Office
16 9 (0.79%) Banking
16 9 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
17 8 (0.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 8 (0.70%) Marketing
17 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 167 (14.59%) Analyst
2 144 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 134 (11.70%) IT Support
4 131 (11.44%) IT Engineer
5 110 (9.61%) Support Engineer
6 94 (8.21%) Support Analyst
7 66 (5.76%) Developer
8 60 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
9 57 (4.98%) Administrator
10 56 (4.89%) IT Analyst
11 48 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
12 47 (4.10%) Consultant
13 44 (3.84%) Azure Engineer
14 43 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
15 42 (3.67%) IT Support Analyst
15 42 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
16 41 (3.58%) IT Support Engineer
16 41 (3.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 40 (3.49%) VMware Engineer
18 36 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (7.42%) .NET
2 64 (5.59%) Web Services
3 37 (3.23%) HTML
4 31 (2.71%) XML
5 30 (2.62%) ASP.NET
6 29 (2.53%) CSS
7 28 (2.45%) .NET Core
8 25 (2.18%) JSON
9 20 (1.75%) .NET Framework
9 20 (1.75%) jQuery
10 19 (1.66%) REST
11 16 (1.40%) SOAP
12 14 (1.22%) Ajax
12 14 (1.22%) Node.js
13 13 (1.14%) AngularJS
14 12 (1.05%) 802.1X
14 12 (1.05%) COM
15 10 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (0.87%) WinForms
16 9 (0.79%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 74 (6.46%) Clustering
3 42 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.06%) Driving Licence
4 35 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.45%) Public Cloud
6 23 (2.01%) Replication
7 16 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.40%) PKI
8 15 (1.31%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.14%) User Experience
10 12 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 11 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
11 11 (0.96%) Thin Client
12 10 (0.87%) HP Storage
12 10 (0.87%) iPhone
13 9 (0.79%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 561 (49.00%) Windows Server
2 258 (22.53%) Linux
3 244 (21.31%) Windows 10
4 129 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (9.08%) Windows Server 2019
6 101 (8.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 93 (8.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (6.72%) Windows 7
9 70 (6.11%) Unix
10 33 (2.88%) Windows 8
11 31 (2.71%) Android
11 31 (2.71%) Apple iOS
12 30 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (1.92%) Windows XP
14 21 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (1.40%) Mac OS
16 13 (1.14%) Solaris
17 10 (0.87%) AIX
18 9 (0.79%) CentOS
19 8 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 173 (15.11%) ITIL
2 162 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
3 146 (12.75%) DevOps
4 119 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (5.41%) Infrastructure as Code
6 59 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 56 (4.89%) Mentoring
8 54 (4.72%) Project Delivery
9 51 (4.45%) Project Management
10 49 (4.28%) Change Management
11 45 (3.93%) Incident Management
12 44 (3.84%) Cybersecurity
13 43 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 41 (3.58%) CRM
14 41 (3.58%) Migration
15 40 (3.49%) Service Delivery
16 39 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
17 38 (3.32%) Computer Science
17 38 (3.32%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 243 (21.22%) PowerShell
2 236 (20.61%) SQL
3 78 (6.81%) C#
4 62 (5.41%) Python
5 53 (4.63%) JavaScript
6 49 (4.28%) Bash Shell
7 36 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 28 (2.45%) Java
8 28 (2.45%) PHP
9 26 (2.27%) C++
10 25 (2.18%) VB
11 23 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 21 (1.83%) C
13 14 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.14%) VB6
15 12 (1.05%) Perl
15 12 (1.05%) Ruby
16 7 (0.61%) PHP 7
16 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (5.41%) Degree
3 39 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (3.23%) MCSA
5 34 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 31 (2.71%) CCNA
7 28 (2.45%) MCSE
8 25 (2.18%) CCNP
9 24 (2.10%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (1.40%) MCP
12 15 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (1.22%) DBS Check
14 12 (1.05%) HNC
15 11 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.87%) HND
17 9 (0.79%) NCSIE
18 8 (0.70%) MCITP
19 7 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
19 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (10.66%) SLA
2 31 (2.71%) GDPR
3 28 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.83%) QA
5 13 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.05%) PMO
7 7 (0.61%) Accessibility
7 7 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.44%) NIST
9 4 (0.35%) COBIT
10 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.26%) JTAG
11 2 (0.17%) MISRA
11 2 (0.17%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.17%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.087%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.087%) GRC
12 1 (0.087%) NCSC
System Software
1 597 (52.14%) Active Directory
2 226 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (12.49%) Hyper-V
4 83 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (4.54%) Docker
6 42 (3.67%) XenApp
7 41 (3.58%) vSphere
8 38 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.83%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.14%) NFS
13 11 (0.96%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.79%) Firmware
14 9 (0.79%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.70%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.35%) KVM
16 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 2 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 123 (10.74%) SCCM
2 86 (7.51%) Ansible
3 83 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 78 (6.81%) Terraform
5 62 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 53 (4.63%) Puppet
7 50 (4.37%) Kubernetes
8 44 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (2.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 22 (1.92%) SCOM
10 22 (1.92%) WSUS
11 18 (1.57%) vCenter Server
12 16 (1.40%) Rancher
12 16 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (1.05%) Backup Exec
13 12 (1.05%) Grafana
13 12 (1.05%) Nagios
13 12 (1.05%) Prometheus
14 7 (0.61%) HAProxy
14 7 (0.61%) Packer
Vendors
1 649 (56.68%) Microsoft
2 417 (36.42%) VMware
3 162 (14.15%) Cisco
4 131 (11.44%) Citrix
5 73 (6.38%) Veeam
6 62 (5.41%) Dell
7 54 (4.72%) Oracle
8 41 (3.58%) HP
9 32 (2.79%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.71%) Meraki
11 29 (2.53%) EMC
12 27 (2.36%) Google
12 27 (2.36%) SolarWinds
13 25 (2.18%) Apple
14 24 (2.10%) IBM
15 23 (2.01%) SonicWALL
16 22 (1.92%) NetApp
17 20 (1.75%) F5
17 20 (1.75%) SAP
18 18 (1.57%) Isilon