Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,150 1,952 2,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.74% 12.72% 14.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.00% 61.31% 65.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,780 1,790 2,376
Midlands median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.43% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £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 3,028 3,184 4,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.75% 20.76% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,474 2,704 3,421
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,375 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,768 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +1 1,325 £35,000 -1.41% 189
East Midlands 0 822 £37,500 +7.14% 153
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,044 (48.56%) Microsoft
2 907 (42.19%) Active Directory
2 907 (42.19%) Windows Server
3 662 (30.79%) VMware
4 531 (24.70%) SQL
5 496 (23.07%) SQL Server
6 486 (22.60%) ITIL
7 468 (21.77%) Office 365
8 453 (21.07%) Linux
9 440 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
10 404 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 359 (16.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 359 (16.70%) Windows 10
12 352 (16.37%) Windows 7
13 350 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
14 340 (15.81%) Hyper-V
15 317 (14.74%) Citrix
16 316 (14.70%) MS Exchange
17 306 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
18 303 (14.09%) PowerShell
19 296 (13.77%) Firewall
20 288 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
21 281 (13.07%) C#
21 281 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
22 278 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
22 278 (12.93%) Degree
23 277 (12.88%) DNS
24 276 (12.84%) SCCM
25 253 (11.77%) Finance
26 235 (10.93%) .NET

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
1 316 (14.70%) MS Exchange
2 124 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 113 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 110 (5.12%) IIS
5 50 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (2.23%) Skype for Business
7 46 (2.14%) Apache
8 21 (0.98%) Confluence
8 21 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (0.84%) nginx
11 11 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (0.51%) MTS
11 11 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.42%) NetWeaver
13 8 (0.37%) JBoss
14 7 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.33%) CMS
15 6 (0.28%) Anypoint
Applications
1 350 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.33%) CATIA
6 7 (0.33%) Simulink
6 7 (0.33%) Stateflow
7 6 (0.28%) TargetLink
8 5 (0.23%) ProjectWise
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.14%) Abaqus
10 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.093%) NASTRAN
11 2 (0.093%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 19 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.23%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.23%) SAP PM
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.19%) Magento
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
9 3 (0.14%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.14%) Sage 500
9 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.14%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.047%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.047%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.047%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 468 (21.77%) Office 365
2 440 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 213 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (2.00%) IaaS
6 42 (1.95%) PaaS
7 39 (1.81%) SaaS
8 34 (1.58%) GitHub
9 18 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (0.47%) G Suite
11 10 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.28%) Bluemix
15 6 (0.28%) CloudFront
15 6 (0.28%) Serverless
15 6 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 296 (13.77%) Firewall
2 277 (12.88%) DNS
3 214 (9.95%) LAN
4 213 (9.91%) TCP/IP
5 208 (9.67%) WAN
6 195 (9.07%) DHCP
7 154 (7.16%) SAN
8 100 (4.65%) VPN
9 87 (4.05%) VoIP
10 74 (3.44%) Internet
10 74 (3.44%) VLAN
11 72 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
12 64 (2.98%) SSL
13 60 (2.79%) Wireless
14 46 (2.14%) NetScaler
15 42 (1.95%) IPsec
15 42 (1.95%) Network Security
16 38 (1.77%) Skype
17 31 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (1.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (23.07%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.88%) NoSQL
3 60 (2.79%) MySQL
4 57 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 41 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 37 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 35 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (1.49%) Oracle Database
12 30 (1.40%) Relational Database
13 27 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (1.07%) SSDT
15 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
16 15 (0.70%) Hadoop
17 14 (0.65%) GIS
17 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
18 11 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 106 (4.93%) Jenkins
2 83 (3.86%) Git (software)
3 70 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 49 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (1.30%) Subversion
7 25 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 25 (1.16%) GoCD
7 25 (1.16%) JIRA
8 19 (0.88%) WiX
9 18 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
9 18 (0.84%) Selenium
10 17 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 16 (0.74%) Vagrant
12 15 (0.70%) MSI
13 14 (0.65%) NUnit
13 14 (0.65%) SonarQube
14 13 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.47%) JUnit
General
1 253 (11.77%) Finance
2 122 (5.67%) Retail
3 99 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 45 (2.09%) Banking
5 44 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 40 (1.86%) Automotive
7 39 (1.81%) Marketing
8 32 (1.49%) Legal
9 30 (1.40%) Games
10 20 (0.93%) Law
11 18 (0.84%) International Banking
12 15 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.65%) Back Office
14 10 (0.47%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.47%) Publishing
15 8 (0.37%) Electronics
16 7 (0.33%) Advertising
17 6 (0.28%) French Language
17 6 (0.28%) German Language
18 5 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 418 (19.44%) Analyst
2 247 (11.49%) Developer
3 225 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 221 (10.28%) Support Analyst
5 212 (9.86%) IT Support
6 206 (9.58%) Support Engineer
7 145 (6.74%) IT Engineer
8 129 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 111 (5.16%) IT Analyst
10 109 (5.07%) Administrator
11 100 (4.65%) Consultant
12 98 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 93 (4.33%) Desktop Support
14 88 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
15 87 (4.05%) Team Leader
16 86 (4.00%) .NET Developer
17 85 (3.95%) Service Analyst
18 84 (3.91%) IT Support Analyst
19 74 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
20 73 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (10.93%) .NET
2 89 (4.14%) HTML
3 87 (4.05%) Web Services
4 81 (3.77%) ASP.NET
5 80 (3.72%) WinForms
6 75 (3.49%) CSS
7 70 (3.26%) XML
8 66 (3.07%) .NET Framework
9 59 (2.74%) WPF
10 56 (2.60%) WCF
11 54 (2.51%) Entity Framework
12 49 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
13 48 (2.23%) AngularJS
14 45 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (1.44%) RESTful
16 30 (1.40%) Middleware
17 29 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 29 (1.35%) JSON
17 29 (1.35%) REST
17 29 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 219 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 184 (8.56%) Self-Motivation
3 177 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
4 154 (7.16%) Computer Science
5 75 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 74 (3.44%) Clustering
7 60 (2.79%) Driving Licence
8 55 (2.56%) Replication
9 39 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 38 (1.77%) Fintech
10 38 (1.77%) User Experience
11 37 (1.72%) Algorithms
12 34 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 34 (1.58%) Mobile App
13 32 (1.49%) AS400
13 32 (1.49%) Private Cloud
14 29 (1.35%) iSeries
15 24 (1.12%) NHS
16 22 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
17 18 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 907 (42.19%) Windows Server
2 453 (21.07%) Linux
3 359 (16.70%) Windows 10
3 359 (16.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 352 (16.37%) Windows 7
5 288 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 123 (5.72%) Unix
7 108 (5.02%) Windows 8
8 97 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 63 (2.93%) Windows XP
10 53 (2.47%) Android
10 53 (2.47%) Mac OS
11 41 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 40 (1.86%) Apple iOS
13 33 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 30 (1.40%) Windows Vista
15 23 (1.07%) CentOS
16 19 (0.88%) AIX
17 14 (0.65%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (22.60%) ITIL
2 306 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
4 179 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 163 (7.58%) DevOps
6 135 (6.28%) Project Management
7 125 (5.81%) Service Delivery
8 119 (5.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 116 (5.40%) Service Management
10 115 (5.35%) Test Automation
11 110 (5.12%) OO
12 109 (5.07%) TDD
13 101 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 94 (4.37%) Configuration Management
15 92 (4.28%) Scrum
16 87 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
17 76 (3.53%) MVC
17 76 (3.53%) PRINCE2
18 73 (3.40%) ITIL V3
19 72 (3.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 531 (24.70%) SQL
2 303 (14.09%) PowerShell
3 281 (13.07%) C#
4 176 (8.19%) Java
5 169 (7.86%) JavaScript
6 139 (6.47%) Python
7 120 (5.58%) Ruby
8 80 (3.72%) T-SQL
9 72 (3.35%) Bash Shell
10 69 (3.21%) VBScript
11 66 (3.07%) PHP
12 62 (2.88%) VB.NET
13 61 (2.84%) Perl
14 55 (2.56%) Shell Script
15 50 (2.33%) C++
16 34 (1.58%) VB
17 32 (1.49%) C
18 18 (0.84%) XAML
19 11 (0.51%) ABAP
20 10 (0.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 278 (12.93%) Degree
1 278 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 190 (8.84%) MCSE
3 123 (5.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 120 (5.58%) MCP
5 112 (5.21%) MCSA
6 80 (3.72%) Security Cleared
7 70 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (3.02%) CCNA
9 62 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (1.86%) MCITP
11 30 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (1.30%) SC Cleared
13 26 (1.21%) CCNP
14 23 (1.07%) MCPD
15 20 (0.93%) DBS Check
15 20 (0.93%) ISEB
15 20 (0.93%) Master's Degree
16 17 (0.79%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (10.84%) SLA
2 71 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.53%) QA
4 30 (1.40%) PMO
5 26 (1.21%) COBIT
6 21 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.79%) GDPR
8 7 (0.33%) GCP
9 6 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.28%) HAZOP
9 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.093%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.047%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.047%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.047%) WCAG
System Software
1 907 (42.19%) Active Directory
2 404 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 340 (15.81%) Hyper-V
4 151 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
5 117 (5.44%) XenApp
6 114 (5.30%) vSphere
7 98 (4.56%) XenDesktop
8 96 (4.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 66 (3.07%) Docker
10 47 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 22 (1.02%) BitLocker
13 18 (0.84%) Firmware
14 13 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (0.56%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.37%) VirtualBox
17 7 (0.33%) Squid
18 6 (0.28%) Xen
18 6 (0.28%) XenServer
19 5 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 276 (12.84%) SCCM
2 99 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (4.23%) Puppet
4 78 (3.63%) Ansible
5 66 (3.07%) SCVMM
6 56 (2.60%) vCenter Server
7 55 (2.56%) WSUS
8 54 (2.51%) SCOrch
9 47 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
10 44 (2.05%) Kubernetes
10 44 (2.05%) SCOM
11 39 (1.81%) Terraform
12 38 (1.77%) vMotion
13 37 (1.72%) SCSM
14 35 (1.63%) NetBackup
15 31 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 28 (1.30%) Backup Exec
16 28 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 25 (1.16%) SCDPM
18 22 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,044 (48.56%) Microsoft
2 662 (30.79%) VMware
3 317 (14.74%) Citrix
4 220 (10.23%) Cisco
5 130 (6.05%) HP
6 106 (4.93%) Oracle
7 85 (3.95%) Dell
8 60 (2.79%) Veeam
9 58 (2.70%) NetApp
10 56 (2.60%) IBM
11 48 (2.23%) Red Hat
11 48 (2.23%) ServiceNow
12 46 (2.14%) Apple
12 46 (2.14%) Google
13 38 (1.77%) Ivanti
14 35 (1.63%) Remedy
15 30 (1.40%) SolarWinds
16 29 (1.35%) SAP
17 28 (1.30%) Xamarin
18 21 (0.98%) Symantec