Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 141 150 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.21% 15.87% 14.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.89% 67.26% 72.14%
Number of salaries quoted 126 149 207
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £46,100
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year -1.41% +2.90% -1.43%

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 214 223 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 23.09% 23.60% 20.76%
Number of salaries quoted 180 201 261
Staffordshire median annual salary £36,000 £34,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%

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 20 June 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 20 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
Stoke-on-Trent -2 53 £45,000 +63.64% 11
Tamworth -2 30 £22,000 -8.33% 8
Lichfield +12 19 £33,500 -21.18%
Stafford +14 10 £34,000 +7.94% 4
Burton-upon-Trent -23 3 £27,500 -21.43%
Cannock -4 2 £35,500 +12.70% 3
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 58 (41.13%) SQL
2 55 (39.01%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.88%) SQL Server
4 46 (32.62%) Windows Server
5 41 (29.08%) VMware
6 39 (27.66%) C#
7 38 (26.95%) Active Directory
8 30 (21.28%) .NET
8 30 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (17.73%) Linux
10 24 (17.02%) Hyper-V
11 23 (16.31%) WCF
12 22 (15.60%) JavaScript
12 22 (15.60%) Windows 7
12 22 (15.60%) Office 365
12 22 (15.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (14.89%) Self-Motivation
13 21 (14.89%) HTML
14 20 (14.18%) CSS
14 20 (14.18%) TCP/IP
14 20 (14.18%) .NET Framework
14 20 (14.18%) Entity Framework
15 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Office
16 18 (12.77%) SLA
16 18 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (12.06%) LAN
17 17 (12.06%) Web Services
18 16 (11.35%) WPF
18 16 (11.35%) VMware ESXi

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 15 (10.64%) IIS
2 10 (7.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) Confluence
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.13%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.42%) Blender
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (15.60%) Office 365
3 14 (9.93%) IaaS
3 14 (9.93%) PaaS
4 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.84%) Serverless
6 3 (2.13%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.18%) TCP/IP
2 17 (12.06%) LAN
3 14 (9.93%) WAN
4 9 (6.38%) Firewall
4 9 (6.38%) SAN
5 7 (4.96%) DNS
6 6 (4.26%) Internet
6 6 (4.26%) VLAN
7 5 (3.55%) VPN
8 4 (2.84%) NAS
9 3 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.13%) DHCP
9 3 (2.13%) Skype
9 3 (2.13%) SMS
9 3 (2.13%) SSH
9 3 (2.13%) VoIP
10 2 (1.42%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.42%) MPLS
10 2 (1.42%) SNMP
10 2 (1.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (36.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.13%) Redis
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) MySQL
7 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.71%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) MSI
1 14 (9.93%) WiX
2 8 (5.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.55%) NSubstitute
3 5 (3.55%) NUnit
3 5 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.84%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.42%) Maven
7 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.71%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Retail
3 3 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (0.71%) Games
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (24.82%) Analyst
2 33 (23.40%) Developer
3 23 (16.31%) Support Analyst
4 16 (11.35%) Administrator
5 15 (10.64%) IT Support
6 14 (9.93%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (9.22%) Support Engineer
8 11 (7.80%) IT Analyst
8 11 (7.80%) IT Support Analyst
8 11 (7.80%) Software Developer
8 11 (7.80%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (7.09%) UI Developer
10 8 (5.67%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 8 (5.67%) Data Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Support
11 7 (4.96%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.28%) .NET
2 23 (16.31%) WCF
3 22 (15.60%) ASP.NET Web API
4 21 (14.89%) HTML
5 20 (14.18%) .NET Framework
5 20 (14.18%) CSS
5 20 (14.18%) Entity Framework
6 17 (12.06%) Web Services
7 16 (11.35%) WPF
8 15 (10.64%) AngularJS
9 13 (9.22%) Dapper ORM
9 13 (9.22%) MFC
9 13 (9.22%) NHibernate
10 10 (7.09%) Angular 2
10 10 (7.09%) WinForms
11 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.96%) jQuery
11 7 (4.96%) XML
12 6 (4.26%) RESTful
13 4 (2.84%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.80%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (5.67%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.96%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.84%) Clustering
8 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.13%) Fintech
8 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.13%) Replication
9 2 (1.42%) Oculus Rift
10 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.71%) SCADA
10 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.62%) Windows Server
2 25 (17.73%) Linux
3 22 (15.60%) Windows 7
4 16 (11.35%) Windows 10
4 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (9.22%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.80%) Windows 8
7 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.96%) Android
9 7 (4.96%) Windows Vista
10 6 (4.26%) Unix
11 3 (2.13%) CentOS
11 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.22%) ITIL
3 13 (9.22%) Open Source
4 10 (7.09%) DevOps
5 8 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.67%) OOP
5 8 (5.67%) Ticket Management
6 7 (4.96%) Supplier Management
7 6 (4.26%) ERP
7 6 (4.26%) MVC
7 6 (4.26%) Time Management
7 6 (4.26%) Web Development
8 5 (3.55%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.55%) TDD
8 5 (3.55%) Unit Testing
9 4 (2.84%) OO
9 4 (2.84%) OOD
9 4 (2.84%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.13%) SQL
2 39 (27.66%) C#
3 22 (15.60%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.93%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.67%) Python
5 8 (5.67%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.26%) C++
6 6 (4.26%) Java
6 6 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.13%) PHP
8 3 (2.13%) XPath
9 2 (1.42%) C
9 2 (1.42%) Go
9 2 (1.42%) Perl
9 2 (1.42%) Ruby
10 1 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (9.93%) Degree
1 14 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.55%) MCSA
3 4 (2.84%) CCNA
3 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.13%) CCENT
4 3 (2.13%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.13%) MCP
4 3 (2.13%) MCSE
5 2 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.42%) MCITP
6 1 (0.71%) HNC
6 1 (0.71%) ISEB
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.71%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.77%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.42%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (26.95%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.02%) Hyper-V
3 16 (11.35%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (9.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.13%) Squid
7 2 (1.42%) Docker
8 1 (0.71%) Ceph
8 1 (0.71%) Firmware
8 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.93%) SCCM
2 13 (9.22%) vCenter Server
3 6 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.26%) Puppet
4 2 (1.42%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.71%) Ansible
5 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 55 (39.01%) Microsoft
2 41 (29.08%) VMware
3 9 (6.38%) Google
3 9 (6.38%) HP
4 8 (5.67%) Cisco
4 8 (5.67%) Citrix
5 5 (3.55%) Oracle
5 5 (3.55%) Twitter
6 4 (2.84%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.84%) SAP
6 4 (2.84%) Veeam
7 3 (2.13%) BT
7 3 (2.13%) Dell
8 2 (1.42%) Avaya
8 2 (1.42%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.42%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.71%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.71%) Kaspersky
9 1 (0.71%) Shavlik
9 1 (0.71%) Supermicro