Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 89 137 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.65% 11.55% 15.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.39% 70.62% 64.98%
Number of salaries quoted 92 121 190
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,000 £26,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.31% -17.46% -3.08%
10th Percentile £23,550 £18,750 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £43,125 £43,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 115 194 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.64% 16.36% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 104 170 260
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £23,650 £18,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £56,000 £55,250 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Stoke-on-Trent +2 60 £37,000 +13.85% 16
Tamworth 0 13 £35,000 +59.09% 4
Stafford +17 4 £40,750 +81.11% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +5 2 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Leek - 1 £25,000 -
Uttoxeter - 1 £36,000 -
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 36 (40.45%) SQL
1 36 (40.45%) Windows Server
2 34 (38.20%) C#
3 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
4 29 (32.58%) VMware
5 28 (31.46%) .NET
6 26 (29.21%) SQL Server
7 24 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (26.97%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (23.60%) Active Directory
9 20 (22.47%) WinForms
10 18 (20.22%) WCF
10 18 (20.22%) Office 365
10 18 (20.22%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (19.10%) T-SQL
12 16 (17.98%) Linux
12 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (17.98%) Cisco
12 16 (17.98%) Firewall
13 15 (16.85%) DHCP
13 15 (16.85%) DNS
13 15 (16.85%) OOP
13 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET
13 15 (16.85%) .NET Framework
13 15 (16.85%) Degree
14 14 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (15.73%) Unit Testing
14 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
14 14 (15.73%) VoIP

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (20.22%) Office 365
3 13 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) Azure Functions
4 2 (2.25%) Serverless
5 1 (1.12%) G Suite
5 1 (1.12%) IaaS
5 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) Firewall
2 15 (16.85%) DHCP
2 15 (16.85%) DNS
3 14 (15.73%) VoIP
4 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP
5 11 (12.36%) LAN
6 10 (11.24%) WAN
7 9 (10.11%) NAS
7 9 (10.11%) SAN
7 9 (10.11%) VLAN
8 8 (8.99%) Kerberos
8 8 (8.99%) MPLS
8 8 (8.99%) SNMP
8 8 (8.99%) WLAN
9 3 (3.37%) Skype
9 3 (3.37%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (2.25%) Network Security
10 2 (2.25%) VPN
11 1 (1.12%) SSH
11 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.25%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (2.25%) Redis
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.99%) NSubstitute
3 8 (8.99%) NUnit
4 7 (7.87%) ReSharper
5 4 (4.49%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.12%) MSI
7 1 (1.12%) WiX
General
1 2 (2.25%) Finance
1 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Developer
2 12 (13.48%) IT Support
2 12 (13.48%) Software Developer
3 10 (11.24%) .NET Developer
3 10 (11.24%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.11%) Administrator
5 8 (8.99%) Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Software Manager
6 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Support Technician
6 7 (7.87%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.74%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Network Support
7 6 (6.74%) Server Support
8 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.46%) .NET
2 20 (22.47%) WinForms
3 18 (20.22%) WCF
4 17 (19.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (16.85%) .NET Framework
5 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET
6 11 (12.36%) Entity Framework
7 10 (11.24%) XML
8 8 (8.99%) LDAP
8 8 (8.99%) Ninject
8 8 (8.99%) REST
8 8 (8.99%) XSD
9 7 (7.87%) LINQ
10 6 (6.74%) ADO.NET
10 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (6.74%) Spring
11 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.37%) HTML
13 2 (2.25%) HTML5
13 2 (2.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
1 10 (11.24%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.49%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.37%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (40.45%) Windows Server
2 16 (17.98%) Linux
3 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.49%) Android
6 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.25%) CentOS
8 2 (2.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.22%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (16.85%) OOP
4 14 (15.73%) Unit Testing
5 13 (14.61%) MVC
5 13 (14.61%) Project Management
6 9 (10.11%) Information Security
6 9 (10.11%) OOD
6 9 (10.11%) Problem Management
7 8 (8.99%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (8.99%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (8.99%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
8 7 (7.87%) TDD
8 7 (7.87%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (6.74%) Migration
9 6 (6.74%) Network Architecture
9 6 (6.74%) SOA
9 6 (6.74%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.45%) SQL
2 34 (38.20%) C#
3 17 (19.10%) T-SQL
4 9 (10.11%) C++
5 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.74%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.25%) Python
7 2 (2.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (16.85%) Degree
3 9 (10.11%) MCITP
4 5 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.12%) MCSA
5 1 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 21 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.48%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.25%) vSphere
5 2 (2.25%) XenApp
5 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.25%) XenServer
6 1 (1.12%) Squid
6 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.58%) VMware
3 16 (17.98%) Cisco
4 9 (10.11%) CheckPoint
4 9 (10.11%) HP
5 8 (8.99%) Avaya
6 7 (7.87%) Citrix
7 5 (5.62%) Apple
8 3 (3.37%) Juniper
8 3 (3.37%) NetApp
9 2 (2.25%) DevExpress
9 2 (2.25%) SAP
10 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.12%) Sage