Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,686 1,833 2,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.08% 13.70% 13.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.78% 71.07% 63.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,386 1,550 1,793
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +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 2,382 2,579 3,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.30% 19.28% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,883 2,094 2,779
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,571
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.42% +1.63%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,575 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £56,250
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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 +3 1,076 £37,500 +2.74% 259
East Midlands +5 610 £36,000 -1.37% 193
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 913 (54.15%) Microsoft
2 806 (47.81%) Active Directory
3 733 (43.48%) Windows Server
4 594 (35.23%) VMware
5 590 (34.99%) Office 365
6 482 (28.59%) Azure
7 392 (23.25%) Linux
8 382 (22.66%) Windows 10
9 375 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 354 (21.00%) ITIL
11 349 (20.70%) Hyper-V
12 321 (19.04%) SQL Server
13 320 (18.98%) SQL
14 314 (18.62%) Citrix
15 297 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
16 294 (17.44%) Firewall
17 285 (16.90%) Cisco
18 280 (16.61%) SCCM
19 275 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 266 (15.78%) DNS
21 258 (15.30%) MS Exchange
22 257 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
23 224 (13.29%) DHCP
24 218 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
25 212 (12.57%) PowerShell
26 206 (12.22%) Windows 7
27 199 (11.80%) WAN
28 191 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
29 189 (11.21%) Data Centre
30 183 (10.85%) AWS

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
1 258 (15.30%) MS Exchange
2 133 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 82 (4.86%) IIS
4 74 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (3.68%) Skype for Business
6 57 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.30%) Apache
8 20 (1.19%) IBM Notes
9 18 (1.07%) SAS
10 15 (0.89%) Confluence
11 11 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.24%) CMS
15 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.24%) nginx
16 3 (0.18%) JBoss
16 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 297 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.30%) CATIA
8 2 (0.12%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.059%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 13 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.59%) Workfront
3 8 (0.47%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.30%) ENOVIA
4 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.18%) Line 50
6 3 (0.18%) Line 500
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.059%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.059%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.059%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.059%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 590 (34.99%) Office 365
2 482 (28.59%) Azure
3 183 (10.85%) AWS
4 97 (5.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (3.02%) IaaS
6 39 (2.31%) PaaS
7 37 (2.19%) SaaS
8 21 (1.25%) GCP
9 17 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.83%) Power Platform
11 13 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.71%) G Suite
12 12 (0.71%) GitHub
13 10 (0.59%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.53%) Serverless
14 9 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 294 (17.44%) Firewall
2 266 (15.78%) DNS
3 224 (13.29%) DHCP
4 199 (11.80%) WAN
5 183 (10.85%) LAN
6 145 (8.60%) TCP/IP
7 125 (7.41%) SAN
8 106 (6.29%) VPN
9 91 (5.40%) Internet
10 88 (5.22%) VLAN
11 75 (4.45%) Wireless
12 67 (3.97%) NAS
13 60 (3.56%) VoIP
14 57 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
15 53 (3.14%) Network Security
16 41 (2.43%) Skype
17 32 (1.90%) MPLS
18 31 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
19 25 (1.48%) iSCSI
20 22 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (19.04%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (2.08%) MySQL
4 33 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.07%) Oracle Database
9 16 (0.95%) NoSQL
9 16 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (0.77%) Power BI
11 12 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (0.65%) RavenDB
12 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.53%) Redis
13 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.47%) Couchbase
14 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 43 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 31 (1.84%) Selenium
4 27 (1.60%) JIRA
5 24 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 22 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.01%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.89%) MSI
9 13 (0.77%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (0.47%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.42%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.42%) Bugzilla
13 7 (0.42%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.42%) Subversion
14 6 (0.36%) Maven
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
15 5 (0.30%) OllyDbg
15 5 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 148 (8.78%) Finance
2 96 (5.69%) Retail
3 74 (4.39%) Public Sector
4 67 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 30 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.48%) Aerospace
7 23 (1.36%) Automotive
8 20 (1.19%) Law
9 13 (0.77%) Publishing
10 11 (0.65%) Games
10 11 (0.65%) Legal
11 9 (0.53%) Advertising
11 9 (0.53%) Back Office
12 8 (0.47%) Banking
12 8 (0.47%) Marketing
13 7 (0.42%) French Language
13 7 (0.42%) Police
14 5 (0.30%) Military
15 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.24%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 305 (18.09%) Analyst
2 248 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 182 (10.79%) Support Engineer
4 155 (9.19%) IT Support
5 140 (8.30%) IT Engineer
6 131 (7.77%) Support Analyst
7 118 (7.00%) Developer
8 79 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 77 (4.57%) IT Support Engineer
10 73 (4.33%) .NET Developer
11 68 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 64 (3.80%) Architect
13 57 (3.38%) IT Analyst
14 56 (3.32%) Consultant
15 55 (3.26%) C# Developer
16 53 (3.14%) Administrator
17 51 (3.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 49 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
18 49 (2.91%) Service Analyst
19 47 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (10.32%) .NET
2 72 (4.27%) Web Services
3 55 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 55 (3.26%) HTML
4 48 (2.85%) ASP.NET
5 46 (2.73%) .NET Framework
6 42 (2.49%) Node.js
7 33 (1.96%) CSS
8 31 (1.84%) WPF
9 30 (1.78%) SAML
10 29 (1.72%) AngularJS
10 29 (1.72%) WinForms
11 26 (1.54%) XML
12 25 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (1.42%) HTML5
14 23 (1.36%) Entity Framework
14 23 (1.36%) React
14 23 (1.36%) REST
15 22 (1.30%) J2EE
16 21 (1.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 189 (11.21%) Data Centre
2 115 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
4 88 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 72 (4.27%) Driving Licence
6 44 (2.61%) Clustering
7 40 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 38 (2.25%) User Experience
9 32 (1.90%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.84%) Replication
11 28 (1.66%) CCTV
12 22 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (1.25%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
14 20 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
16 17 (1.01%) Blackberry
16 17 (1.01%) iPhone
16 17 (1.01%) Smartphone
17 16 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 733 (43.48%) Windows Server
2 392 (23.25%) Linux
3 382 (22.66%) Windows 10
4 257 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 206 (12.22%) Windows 7
6 191 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 111 (6.58%) Unix
8 99 (5.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (4.15%) Windows 8
10 55 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (2.73%) Apple iOS
12 45 (2.67%) Android
13 43 (2.55%) Windows XP
14 24 (1.42%) CentOS
15 22 (1.30%) Windows Vista
16 18 (1.07%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.83%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.65%) Windows 2000
19 10 (0.59%) AIX
19 10 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (21.00%) ITIL
2 275 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 218 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
4 170 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (7.24%) Change Management
6 111 (6.58%) Mentoring
7 109 (6.47%) Project Management
8 108 (6.41%) Service Management
9 106 (6.29%) Migration
10 95 (5.63%) DevOps
11 92 (5.46%) Service Delivery
12 80 (4.74%) Incident Management
13 74 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
14 68 (4.03%) Information Security
15 67 (3.97%) Cybersecurity
16 66 (3.91%) Project Delivery
17 64 (3.80%) Coaching
18 58 (3.44%) ITSM
18 58 (3.44%) Test Automation
19 57 (3.38%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 320 (18.98%) SQL
2 212 (12.57%) PowerShell
3 143 (8.48%) C#
4 86 (5.10%) Python
5 79 (4.69%) JavaScript
6 68 (4.03%) T-SQL
7 44 (2.61%) Bash Shell
8 37 (2.19%) Java
9 29 (1.72%) VB
10 24 (1.42%) C++
11 20 (1.19%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.13%) VBScript
13 16 (0.95%) C
14 14 (0.83%) PHP
14 14 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.77%) Perl
16 10 (0.59%) Ruby
16 10 (0.59%) VBA
17 9 (0.53%) Go
18 6 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 168 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (6.05%) Degree
3 95 (5.63%) MCSE
4 94 (5.58%) MCSA
5 69 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (3.32%) MCP
7 52 (3.08%) CCNA
8 45 (2.67%) Security Cleared
9 29 (1.72%) SC Cleared
10 27 (1.60%) DBS Check
11 25 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
12 24 (1.42%) CCNP
13 21 (1.25%) CISSP
13 21 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (1.13%) Master's Degree
15 18 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (0.89%) CCA
17 14 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 13 (0.77%) CEH
18 13 (0.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (9.49%) SLA
2 49 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.07%) QA
4 13 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.59%) GDPR
7 9 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.42%) COBIT
9 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) PMO
12 1 (0.059%) MISRA
12 1 (0.059%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.059%) NCSC
12 1 (0.059%) NIST
12 1 (0.059%) PSD2
System Software
1 806 (47.81%) Active Directory
2 375 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 349 (20.70%) Hyper-V
4 142 (8.42%) XenApp
5 73 (4.33%) XenDesktop
6 63 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
7 61 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
8 60 (3.56%) Docker
9 57 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
10 52 (3.08%) vSphere
11 38 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 28 (1.66%) Firmware
13 27 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 23 (1.36%) Terminal Services
15 18 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
16 12 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 9 (0.53%) VirtualBox
18 7 (0.42%) DFS Replication
19 6 (0.36%) BitLocker
20 5 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 280 (16.61%) SCCM
2 96 (5.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 62 (3.68%) WSUS
4 55 (3.26%) Backup Exec
4 55 (3.26%) Kubernetes
5 49 (2.91%) Ansible
6 48 (2.85%) SCOM
7 37 (2.19%) Puppet
7 37 (2.19%) Terraform
8 32 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (1.25%) NetBackup
10 19 (1.13%) AirWatch
11 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 17 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (1.01%) QRadar
12 16 (0.95%) SCVMM
13 15 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (0.83%) Nagios
15 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
15 11 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 913 (54.15%) Microsoft
2 594 (35.23%) VMware
3 314 (18.62%) Citrix
4 285 (16.90%) Cisco
5 117 (6.94%) HP
6 109 (6.47%) NetApp
6 109 (6.47%) Oracle
7 84 (4.98%) Dell
8 75 (4.45%) Veeam
9 63 (3.74%) McAfee
10 55 (3.26%) Red Hat
10 55 (3.26%) Symantec
11 46 (2.73%) SolarWinds
12 41 (2.43%) Apple
13 40 (2.37%) Splunk
14 36 (2.14%) IBM
14 36 (2.14%) Ivanti
15 33 (1.96%) CheckPoint
16 32 (1.90%) 3PAR
17 30 (1.78%) Avaya