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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 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 13 7
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,196 1,081 1,053
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.76% 11.70% 17.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.90% 62.67% 74.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,014 900 877
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £27,750 £29,750 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
75th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.69% +7.93%

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 2,102 1,725 1,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.15% 18.68% 23.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,431 1,332 1,169
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%
75th Percentile £56,064 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -8 756 £42,500 +6.25% 170
East Midlands -4 437 £32,500 -17.72% 99
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 680 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 669 (55.94%) Active Directory
3 530 (44.31%) Windows Server
4 495 (41.39%) Azure
5 479 (40.05%) Microsoft 365
6 374 (31.27%) VMware
7 311 (26.00%) Social Skills
8 296 (24.75%) Windows 10
9 259 (21.66%) SQL
10 234 (19.57%) ITIL
11 232 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
12 229 (19.15%) DNS
13 222 (18.56%) Problem-Solving
14 220 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
15 197 (16.47%) PowerShell
16 195 (16.30%) Firewall
17 180 (15.05%) SQL Server
17 180 (15.05%) DHCP
18 173 (14.46%) Linux
19 171 (14.30%) Cisco
20 166 (13.88%) Windows Server 2012
21 165 (13.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 154 (12.88%) AWS
23 147 (12.29%) Hyper-V
24 145 (12.12%) Citrix
25 140 (11.71%) SLA
26 139 (11.62%) SharePoint
27 128 (10.70%) Windows Server 2019
28 123 (10.28%) Agile
29 115 (9.62%) MS Exchange

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
1 139 (11.62%) SharePoint
2 115 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 74 (6.19%) IIS
4 21 (1.76%) Confluence
5 14 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
6 13 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 13 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
7 10 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.75%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.50%) JBoss
10 5 (0.42%) Appian
11 3 (0.25%) Apache
12 2 (0.17%) CMS
12 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 220 (18.39%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) assyst
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.084%) BPCS
4 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.084%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.084%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.084%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 495 (41.39%) Azure
2 479 (40.05%) Microsoft 365
3 154 (12.88%) AWS
4 110 (9.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 62 (5.18%) OneDrive
6 49 (4.10%) Power Platform
7 47 (3.93%) Dynamics 365
8 33 (2.76%) IaaS
9 31 (2.59%) Azure DevOps
10 27 (2.26%) PaaS
11 25 (2.09%) SaaS
11 25 (2.09%) Serverless
12 19 (1.59%) GCP
13 13 (1.09%) Mimecast
14 12 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.92%) PowerApps
16 10 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.84%) Nutanix
17 8 (0.67%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 229 (19.15%) DNS
2 195 (16.30%) Firewall
3 180 (15.05%) DHCP
4 113 (9.45%) WAN
5 112 (9.36%) LAN
6 102 (8.53%) TCP/IP
7 78 (6.52%) VPN
8 65 (5.43%) Internet
9 52 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
10 51 (4.26%) SAN
11 50 (4.18%) VoIP
12 48 (4.01%) VLAN
13 42 (3.51%) Wireless
14 31 (2.59%) Network Security
15 29 (2.42%) SSL
16 28 (2.34%) WLAN
17 27 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
18 19 (1.59%) IP Telephony
18 19 (1.59%) MPLS
19 16 (1.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.17%) Power BI
3 24 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 23 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.84%) MySQL
10 9 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
11 7 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.50%) SQLite
13 5 (0.42%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.25%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.25%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 47 (3.93%) JIRA
2 44 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 34 (2.84%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (0.59%) SonarQube
5 7 (0.59%) Subversion
6 6 (0.50%) Artifactory
6 6 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.50%) GitLab
6 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.33%) NUnit
8 4 (0.33%) Selenium
8 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.25%) TestNG
10 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.17%) CA Release Automation
General
1 311 (26.00%) Social Skills
2 106 (8.86%) Law
3 103 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (7.94%) Finance
5 55 (4.60%) Public Sector
6 47 (3.93%) Manufacturing
7 44 (3.68%) Games
8 37 (3.09%) Legal
9 36 (3.01%) Retail
10 28 (2.34%) Marketing
11 25 (2.09%) Banking
12 24 (2.01%) Telecoms
13 21 (1.76%) Digital Economy
14 20 (1.67%) Electronics
15 17 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
16 16 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
17 15 (1.25%) Danish Language
17 15 (1.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 15 (1.25%) Swedish Language
18 13 (1.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 271 (22.66%) Analyst
2 135 (11.29%) IT Support
3 133 (11.12%) IT Engineer
4 128 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 121 (10.12%) Support Analyst
6 119 (9.95%) Support Engineer
7 73 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 63 (5.27%) Developer
9 59 (4.93%) IT Analyst
10 56 (4.68%) IT Technician
11 51 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 46 (3.85%) Administrator
12 46 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
13 45 (3.76%) IT Support Analyst
14 41 (3.43%) Desktop Support
15 39 (3.26%) Service Analyst
15 39 (3.26%) Team Leader
16 37 (3.09%) IT Manager
17 36 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
17 36 (3.01%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (8.11%) .NET
2 42 (3.51%) HTML
3 40 (3.34%) CSS
4 38 (3.18%) Web Services
5 28 (2.34%) XML
6 24 (2.01%) RESTful
7 23 (1.92%) LDAP
8 22 (1.84%) ASP.NET
9 19 (1.59%) JSON
10 15 (1.25%) .NET Framework
10 15 (1.25%) AngularJS
10 15 (1.25%) Regular Expression
10 15 (1.25%) REST
10 15 (1.25%) SOAP
10 15 (1.25%) WinForms
11 14 (1.17%) WCF
12 13 (1.09%) jQuery
13 11 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.36%) Self-Motivation
2 97 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 60 (5.02%) Driving Licence
4 50 (4.18%) Clustering
5 42 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.01%) Smartphone
7 23 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 22 (1.84%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.76%) iPad
10 18 (1.51%) EPoS
11 17 (1.42%) Replication
12 15 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.25%) Video Editing
13 13 (1.09%) iSeries
13 13 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (1.00%) AS400
15 11 (0.92%) e-Health
15 11 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 530 (44.31%) Windows Server
2 296 (24.75%) Windows 10
3 173 (14.46%) Linux
4 166 (13.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (10.70%) Windows Server 2019
6 104 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 75 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (5.85%) Windows 7
9 55 (4.60%) Unix
10 51 (4.26%) Android
11 37 (3.09%) Mac OS
12 35 (2.93%) Apple iOS
13 29 (2.42%) Solaris
14 27 (2.26%) Windows XP
15 20 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (1.59%) Windows 8
17 15 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (0.92%) SUSE
19 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (19.57%) ITIL
2 222 (18.56%) Problem-Solving
3 165 (13.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 123 (10.28%) Agile
5 107 (8.95%) Service Delivery
6 84 (7.02%) DevOps
7 82 (6.86%) Change Management
8 79 (6.61%) Mentoring
9 71 (5.94%) Incident Management
10 63 (5.27%) ERP
11 61 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
11 61 (5.10%) Project Management
12 58 (4.85%) Problem Management
13 54 (4.52%) Computer Science
14 50 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
15 47 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 47 (3.93%) Project Delivery
16 46 (3.85%) Time Management
17 44 (3.68%) Migration
17 44 (3.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (21.66%) SQL
2 197 (16.47%) PowerShell
3 103 (8.61%) C#
4 70 (5.85%) JavaScript
5 56 (4.68%) Java
6 55 (4.60%) Bash
7 51 (4.26%) Python
8 24 (2.01%) C++
9 20 (1.67%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.51%) Perl
11 17 (1.42%) Go
12 16 (1.34%) VB.NET
13 15 (1.25%) C
14 14 (1.17%) VB
15 11 (0.92%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.67%) VBScript
18 7 (0.59%) Bourne shell
18 7 (0.59%) C-shell
19 5 (0.42%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 106 (8.86%) Degree
2 95 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 56 (4.68%) MCSE
5 49 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (3.60%) CCNA
7 42 (3.51%) SC Cleared
8 33 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 28 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (2.26%) MCP
11 24 (2.01%) DBS Check
11 24 (2.01%) MCSA
12 13 (1.09%) CCNP
12 13 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.00%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.84%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.67%) A+ Certification
15 8 (0.67%) MCITP
15 8 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (11.71%) SLA
2 27 (2.26%) QA
3 25 (2.09%) GDPR
4 23 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.75%) PMO
8 7 (0.59%) NIST
9 5 (0.42%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.17%) NCSC
12 1 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.084%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.084%) ECSS
12 1 (0.084%) GxP
12 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 669 (55.94%) Active Directory
2 232 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (12.29%) Hyper-V
4 56 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (3.60%) XenApp
6 41 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (2.51%) XenDesktop
8 28 (2.34%) vSphere
9 18 (1.51%) Docker
10 10 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.42%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.17%) NFS
15 2 (0.17%) Postfix
15 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 110 (9.20%) SCCM
2 63 (5.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (3.34%) Terraform
4 33 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 29 (2.42%) Ansible
6 26 (2.17%) Kubernetes
7 23 (1.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 23 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (1.92%) WSUS
8 15 (1.25%) SCOM
9 14 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
9 14 (1.17%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.09%) Backup Exec
10 13 (1.09%) Nessus
11 12 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.92%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (0.75%) FortiGate
13 9 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 680 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 374 (31.27%) VMware
3 171 (14.30%) Cisco
4 145 (12.12%) Citrix
5 64 (5.35%) Veeam
6 58 (4.85%) Apple
6 58 (4.85%) Oracle
7 44 (3.68%) HP
8 39 (3.26%) Dell
9 36 (3.01%) Meraki
10 29 (2.42%) ServiceNow
11 28 (2.34%) Google
11 28 (2.34%) SAP
12 26 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 22 (1.84%) Sophos
14 20 (1.67%) IBM
14 20 (1.67%) Palo Alto
15 18 (1.51%) SolarWinds
15 18 (1.51%) Veritas
16 17 (1.42%) Symantec