Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 118 162 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.43% 18.02% 15.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.08% 72.00% 65.60%
Number of salaries quoted 113 145 143
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £33,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £18,750 £18,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £48,450 £43,750
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +10.71% -2.78% +2.86%

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 166 225 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 23.12% 25.03% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 153 192 197
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £19,750 £18,750 £19,450
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 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
Stoke-on-Trent +1 50 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Tamworth -5 23 £37,500 +70.45% 1
Stafford +4 15 £32,500 +62.50% 3
Burton-upon-Trent +8 11 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Cannock 0 3 £24,250 -31.69%
Lichfield -28 1 £21,000 -37.31%
Leek - 1 £35,000 -
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 95 (80.51%) Microsoft
2 48 (40.68%) Active Directory
3 41 (34.75%) SQL
3 41 (34.75%) Windows Server
4 39 (33.05%) SQL Server
5 37 (31.36%) Office 365
6 35 (29.66%) DNS
6 35 (29.66%) VMware
7 33 (27.97%) DHCP
7 33 (27.97%) C#
8 30 (25.42%) PowerShell
9 29 (24.58%) .NET
9 29 (24.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (23.73%) Linux
11 26 (22.03%) Microsoft Office
11 26 (22.03%) TCP/IP
12 25 (21.19%) WinForms
13 23 (19.49%) Citrix
13 23 (19.49%) MS Exchange
14 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 20 (16.95%) VLAN
15 20 (16.95%) T-SQL
16 19 (16.10%) MVC
16 19 (16.10%) OOP
16 19 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (16.10%) Unit Testing
16 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (15.25%) VB.NET

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 23 (19.49%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (7.63%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.93%) IIS
5 4 (3.39%) Apache
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.85%) CMS
7 1 (0.85%) Site Server
Applications
1 26 (22.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.85%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 37 (31.36%) Office 365
2 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.08%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.39%) SaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.66%) DNS
2 33 (27.97%) DHCP
3 26 (22.03%) TCP/IP
4 20 (16.95%) VLAN
5 16 (13.56%) Firewall
6 15 (12.71%) SNMP
6 15 (12.71%) WLAN
7 14 (11.86%) Kerberos
7 14 (11.86%) MPLS
8 13 (11.02%) NAS
8 13 (11.02%) SAN
9 11 (9.32%) LAN
10 10 (8.47%) Skype
11 8 (6.78%) VPN
12 7 (5.93%) Internet
13 6 (5.08%) WAN
14 5 (4.24%) Remote Desktop
15 2 (1.69%) ADSL
15 2 (1.69%) SSH
16 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (33.05%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.56%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.08%) MS Access
3 6 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.54%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.08%) Ranorex
2 6 (5.08%) Subversion
3 3 (2.54%) NSubstitute
3 3 (2.54%) NUnit
3 3 (2.54%) ReSharper
3 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.39%) Back Office
3 3 (2.54%) Finance
3 3 (2.54%) Games
4 2 (1.69%) Automotive
4 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (16.95%) Developer
2 19 (16.10%) Software Developer
3 18 (15.25%) IT Engineer
4 17 (14.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 17 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (12.71%) IT Support
5 15 (12.71%) Support Engineer
6 14 (11.86%) .NET Developer
6 14 (11.86%) .NET Software Developer
6 14 (11.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (11.86%) C# Developer
6 14 (11.86%) C# Software Developer
7 13 (11.02%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 13 (11.02%) VB.NET Developer
8 12 (10.17%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (8.47%) Administrator
9 10 (8.47%) Analyst
10 9 (7.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (7.63%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (6.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.58%) .NET
2 25 (21.19%) WinForms
3 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (14.41%) ASP.NET
5 16 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 16 (13.56%) Spring
6 15 (12.71%) LDAP
7 9 (7.63%) .NET Framework
8 6 (5.08%) LAPP Stack
8 6 (5.08%) WAP
8 6 (5.08%) Web Services
9 3 (2.54%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.54%) LINQ
9 3 (2.54%) Ninject
9 3 (2.54%) REST
9 3 (2.54%) WCF
9 3 (2.54%) XML
9 3 (2.54%) XSD
10 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.24%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.54%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.69%) Online Games
6 1 (0.85%) CCTV
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.85%) iPhone
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.75%) Windows Server
2 28 (23.73%) Linux
3 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.32%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.63%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.93%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.08%) Debian
9 6 (5.08%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.54%) Android
10 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.85%) CentOS
12 1 (0.85%) Solaris
12 1 (0.85%) SUSE
12 1 (0.85%) Unix
12 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (16.10%) MVC
3 19 (16.10%) OOP
3 19 (16.10%) Unit Testing
4 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.86%) ITIL
5 12 (10.17%) Information Security
6 7 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (5.93%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (5.93%) Regression Testing
6 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.08%) Change Control
7 6 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.08%) Line Management
7 6 (5.08%) Load Testing
7 6 (5.08%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.08%) Network Management
7 6 (5.08%) SOA
7 6 (5.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.75%) SQL
2 33 (27.97%) C#
3 30 (25.42%) PowerShell
4 20 (16.95%) T-SQL
5 18 (15.25%) VB.NET
6 16 (13.56%) JavaScript
7 12 (10.17%) Python
8 8 (6.78%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.78%) Perl
9 6 (5.08%) VBA
10 2 (1.69%) Java
11 1 (0.85%) C
11 1 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (24.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.86%) Degree
3 11 (9.32%) MCITP
4 3 (2.54%) MCSE
5 2 (1.69%) CCNA
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.69%) MCSA
5 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.85%) CCENT
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.85%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 48 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.41%) XenApp
3 16 (13.56%) XenDesktop
4 15 (12.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (11.02%) Hyper-V
6 10 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.85%) Firmware
10 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.85%) pfSense
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) Ansible
1 6 (5.08%) Nagios
2 3 (2.54%) SCCM
3 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.69%) WSUS
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 95 (80.51%) Microsoft
2 35 (29.66%) VMware
3 23 (19.49%) Citrix
4 13 (11.02%) Cisco
5 10 (8.47%) Ivanti
6 8 (6.78%) Avaya
7 7 (5.93%) Dell
8 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.24%) SAP
9 4 (3.39%) Remedy
10 3 (2.54%) Apple
10 3 (2.54%) Sophos
10 3 (2.54%) Talend
11 2 (1.69%) AVG
11 2 (1.69%) HP
11 2 (1.69%) Kaseya
11 2 (1.69%) Veeam
12 1 (0.85%) Aruba
12 1 (0.85%) RightScale
12 1 (0.85%) Shavlik