Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 9 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 565 1,683 1,837
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.02% 15.11% 13.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.70% 70.45% 71.06%
Number of salaries quoted 566 1,432 1,598
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £59,125
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%

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 860 2,389 2,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.33% 21.45% 19.30%
Number of salaries quoted 681 1,883 2,092
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,257 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.48% -4.72% +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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -2 381 £45,000 +20.00% 118
East Midlands -4 184 £40,000 +11.11% 62
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 263 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 208 (36.81%) Active Directory
3 193 (34.16%) Windows Server
4 190 (33.63%) Azure
5 182 (32.21%) VMware
6 178 (31.50%) Office 365
7 130 (23.01%) Linux
8 121 (21.42%) ITIL
9 117 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 110 (19.47%) PowerShell
11 104 (18.41%) SQL
12 101 (17.88%) Problem-Solving
13 92 (16.28%) Windows 10
13 92 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
14 87 (15.40%) DNS
15 85 (15.04%) Citrix
16 80 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
17 79 (13.98%) Cisco
17 79 (13.98%) TCP/IP
17 79 (13.98%) Firewall
18 78 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
19 73 (12.92%) SQL Server
20 70 (12.39%) DHCP
20 70 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 69 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
22 68 (12.04%) Python
23 65 (11.50%) Hyper-V
24 64 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
25 61 (10.80%) Change Management
25 61 (10.80%) WAN

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 33 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.66%) IIS
3 28 (4.96%) MS Exchange
4 15 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.88%) Confluence
6 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.71%) WordPress
8 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) Drupal
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 80 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.35%) InVision
4 2 (0.35%) UXPin
4 2 (0.35%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.35%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.35%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.35%) Workfront
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 190 (33.63%) Azure
2 178 (31.50%) Office 365
3 60 (10.62%) AWS
4 24 (4.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.01%) GCP
5 17 (3.01%) PaaS
6 13 (2.30%) IaaS
6 13 (2.30%) OneDrive
6 13 (2.30%) SaaS
7 10 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.77%) GitHub
8 8 (1.42%) npm
8 8 (1.42%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.06%) Power Automate
10 5 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.71%) Cloudflare
11 4 (0.71%) G Suite
11 4 (0.71%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.35%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (15.40%) DNS
2 79 (13.98%) Firewall
2 79 (13.98%) TCP/IP
3 70 (12.39%) DHCP
4 61 (10.80%) WAN
5 57 (10.09%) SAN
6 55 (9.73%) LAN
7 45 (7.96%) VPN
8 35 (6.19%) VLAN
9 26 (4.60%) iSCSI
9 26 (4.60%) VoIP
10 21 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (3.54%) Fibre Channel
12 19 (3.36%) Network Security
12 19 (3.36%) Remote Desktop
13 16 (2.83%) Internet
14 15 (2.65%) Wireless
15 11 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (1.95%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
4 19 (3.36%) MySQL
5 13 (2.30%) Data Lake
5 13 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.77%) Redis
7 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.59%) Big Data
9 7 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
10 6 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.88%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.71%) Power BI
13 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (5.84%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.78%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.54%) JIRA
4 18 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
5 13 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (1.77%) NUnit
7 8 (1.42%) gulp
7 8 (1.42%) jspm
8 7 (1.24%) Moq
8 7 (1.24%) MSTest
9 6 (1.06%) Subversion
10 4 (0.71%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.53%) GitLab
11 3 (0.53%) Maven
11 3 (0.53%) Selenium
12 2 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 32 (5.66%) Finance
2 19 (3.36%) Legal
3 18 (3.19%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.65%) Law
5 11 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.77%) Police
6 10 (1.77%) Retail
7 9 (1.59%) Advertising
7 9 (1.59%) Digital Economy
8 8 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.88%) Military
10 4 (0.71%) Games
10 4 (0.71%) Marketing
11 3 (0.53%) Local Government
12 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.35%) Banking
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (15.22%) Analyst
2 65 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 55 (9.73%) IT Engineer
4 50 (8.85%) IT Support
5 41 (7.26%) Developer
6 40 (7.08%) Support Analyst
7 39 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 29 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
9 28 (4.96%) IT Analyst
10 23 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
11 22 (3.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 22 (3.89%) Network Engineer
11 22 (3.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (3.72%) Server Engineer
13 20 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 19 (3.36%) Security Engineer
14 19 (3.36%) Team Leader
15 18 (3.19%) Desktop Support
15 18 (3.19%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.90%) .NET
2 31 (5.49%) HTML
3 30 (5.31%) CSS
4 27 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 23 (4.07%) WCF
6 21 (3.72%) ASP.NET
7 20 (3.54%) jQuery
8 19 (3.36%) WinForms
9 16 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (2.83%) JSON
10 15 (2.65%) Ajax
11 14 (2.48%) .NET Framework
11 14 (2.48%) React
11 14 (2.48%) XML
12 13 (2.30%) REST
12 13 (2.30%) WPF
13 12 (2.12%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.95%) Web Services
15 9 (1.59%) OAuth
15 9 (1.59%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 92 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.73%) Data Centre
3 32 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (5.31%) Driving Licence
5 29 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
7 16 (2.83%) Clustering
7 16 (2.83%) Replication
8 13 (2.30%) Cyberattack
9 12 (2.12%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.24%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.88%) AS400
13 5 (0.88%) User Experience
13 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 193 (34.16%) Windows Server
2 130 (23.01%) Linux
3 92 (16.28%) Windows 10
4 64 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (9.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 48 (8.50%) Unix
7 45 (7.96%) Windows 7
8 40 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (4.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 23 (4.07%) Mac OS
11 17 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (2.12%) Android
13 7 (1.24%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.06%) Solaris
15 5 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.88%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.71%) AIX
16 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (21.42%) ITIL
2 101 (17.88%) Problem-Solving
3 70 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 69 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (10.80%) Change Management
6 58 (10.27%) Cybersecurity
7 54 (9.56%) DevOps
8 39 (6.90%) Project Delivery
9 37 (6.55%) Service Management
10 35 (6.19%) Project Management
10 35 (6.19%) Software Engineering
11 33 (5.84%) SIEM
12 29 (5.13%) Analytics
13 27 (4.78%) Problem Management
14 25 (4.42%) Process Improvement
15 24 (4.25%) Mentoring
16 23 (4.07%) MVC
17 22 (3.89%) Digital Forensics
17 22 (3.89%) Network Architecture
18 21 (3.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 110 (19.47%) PowerShell
2 104 (18.41%) SQL
3 68 (12.04%) Python
4 45 (7.96%) T-SQL
5 44 (7.79%) C#
6 43 (7.61%) Java
7 37 (6.55%) JavaScript
8 35 (6.19%) Bash Shell
8 35 (6.19%) Perl
9 34 (6.02%) C++
10 20 (3.54%) PL/SQL
11 19 (3.36%) PHP
12 15 (2.65%) R
13 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.24%) VBScript
14 6 (1.06%) C
15 5 (0.88%) Go
16 4 (0.71%) VB
17 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (10.09%) Degree
3 52 (9.20%) MCSE
4 45 (7.96%) MCSA
5 37 (6.55%) Security Cleared
6 34 (6.02%) SC Cleared
7 25 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (4.07%) CCNA
9 19 (3.36%) Server+ Certification
9 19 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (3.19%) CREST Certified
11 15 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.95%) CCNP
12 11 (1.95%) MCP
13 10 (1.77%) MCITP
14 9 (1.59%) CCSA
14 9 (1.59%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.59%) MCTS
15 8 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
15 8 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.03%) SLA
2 34 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (5.49%) GDPR
4 15 (2.65%) NIST
5 14 (2.48%) ISO 9001
6 12 (2.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.06%) BS25999
7 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.71%) QA
9 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.35%) PMO
10 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 208 (36.81%) Active Directory
2 117 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (11.50%) Hyper-V
4 35 (6.19%) Docker
5 22 (3.89%) XenApp
6 21 (3.72%) vSphere
7 17 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.12%) BitLocker
8 12 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.59%) Firmware
10 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (1.24%) NFS
12 6 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.18%) Snort
15 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (10.09%) SCCM
2 29 (5.13%) Ansible
3 25 (4.42%) Kubernetes
4 24 (4.25%) Terraform
5 22 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (3.89%) Puppet
6 15 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (1.95%) WSUS
9 10 (1.77%) Backup Exec
9 10 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (1.59%) MIIS
10 9 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (1.42%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.06%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 5 (0.88%) SCOM
14 4 (0.71%) CSIRT
14 4 (0.71%) Nagios
14 4 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 263 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 182 (32.21%) VMware
3 85 (15.04%) Citrix
4 79 (13.98%) Cisco
5 43 (7.61%) Oracle
6 26 (4.60%) Red Hat
6 26 (4.60%) Symantec
7 25 (4.42%) Veeam
8 21 (3.72%) NetApp
9 20 (3.54%) Splunk
10 19 (3.36%) Dell
11 17 (3.01%) CheckPoint
12 15 (2.65%) Google
12 15 (2.65%) HP
13 13 (2.30%) LogRhythm
13 13 (2.30%) McAfee
14 12 (2.12%) AlienVault
14 12 (2.12%) Sophos
15 11 (1.95%) Palo Alto
16 10 (1.77%) Meraki