Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 14
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 136 199 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.27% 16.09% 14.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.39% 67.69% 69.83%
Number of salaries quoted 122 217 159
Staffordshire median annual salary £26,500 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.87% -3.08% -
10th Percentile £18,750 £21,000 £20,350
90th Percentile £43,125 £41,950 £53,600
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% -1.41%

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 196 294 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.24% 23.77% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 173 277 202
Staffordshire median annual salary £29,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.71% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £19,050 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +9 52 £29,000 -10.77% 7
Tamworth -3 29 £22,000 -3.30% 3
Lichfield -12 20 £26,500 -24.29% 4
Stafford -10 11 £24,500 -22.22% 1
Burton-upon-Trent 0 7 £32,500 +20.37% 1
Cannock -3 4 £27,750 -14.62%
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 68 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (34.56%) Windows Server
3 35 (25.74%) SQL
4 34 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 32 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 28 (20.59%) VMware
7 21 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
8 20 (14.71%) C#
8 20 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (13.97%) Firewall
9 19 (13.97%) Windows 7
9 19 (13.97%) Office 365
10 17 (12.50%) Citrix
10 17 (12.50%) LAN
11 16 (11.76%) ITIL
11 16 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (11.03%) Linux
12 15 (11.03%) Windows XP
12 15 (11.03%) MS Exchange
12 15 (11.03%) Cisco
13 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (9.56%) Windows 8
14 13 (9.56%) SLA
14 13 (9.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (8.82%) Hyper-V
15 12 (8.82%) TCP/IP
15 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure

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 (11.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.88%) IIS
3 5 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.21%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.47%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.47%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 21 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.97%) Office 365
2 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.21%) IaaS
4 3 (2.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.97%) Firewall
2 17 (12.50%) LAN
3 12 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.09%) WAN
5 8 (5.88%) VLAN
5 8 (5.88%) VoIP
6 5 (3.68%) SAN
7 4 (2.94%) DNS
8 3 (2.21%) DHCP
8 3 (2.21%) Internet
8 3 (2.21%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.21%) Skype
9 2 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.47%) SNMP
9 2 (1.47%) VPN
10 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.74%) LDAP
10 1 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Subversion
3 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (5.88%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.21%) Electronics
5 2 (1.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (23.53%) Analyst
2 23 (16.91%) Support Analyst
3 19 (13.97%) IT Support
4 18 (13.24%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.09%) IT Analyst
6 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Administrator
7 9 (6.62%) Developer
7 9 (6.62%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Desktop Support
9 7 (5.15%) Help Desk Analyst
9 7 (5.15%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.41%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.88%) .NET
2 7 (5.15%) WPF
3 5 (3.68%) WCF
3 5 (3.68%) WinForms
4 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.47%) CSS
5 2 (1.47%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.47%) HTML
5 2 (1.47%) jQuery
5 2 (1.47%) XSLT
6 1 (0.74%) Ajax
6 1 (0.74%) CAML
6 1 (0.74%) Node.js
6 1 (0.74%) REST
6 1 (0.74%) SOAP
6 1 (0.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.74%) XHTML
6 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.09%) Driving Licence
3 8 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.21%) Life Science
7 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.47%) Clustering
7 2 (1.47%) Handset
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.74%) Fintech
8 1 (0.74%) iPad
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.56%) Windows Server
2 19 (13.97%) Windows 7
3 15 (11.03%) Linux
3 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (11.03%) Windows XP
4 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.56%) Windows 8
6 11 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.62%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.68%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.94%) Android
9 4 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.21%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.76%) ITIL
2 13 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.09%) Software Engineering
4 6 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (4.41%) Performance Optimisation
5 5 (3.68%) MVC
5 5 (3.68%) Regression Testing
5 5 (3.68%) Test Automation
5 5 (3.68%) Ticket Management
5 5 (3.68%) Web Development
6 4 (2.94%) Black-Box Testing
6 4 (2.94%) E-Commerce
6 4 (2.94%) ERP
6 4 (2.94%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.94%) Project Management
6 4 (2.94%) Software Testing
6 4 (2.94%) TDD
6 4 (2.94%) Test Scripting
6 4 (2.94%) Unit Testing
6 4 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.74%) SQL
2 20 (14.71%) C#
3 10 (7.35%) C++
4 7 (5.15%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.15%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.41%) Java
6 5 (3.68%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.94%) C
7 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.47%) Python
10 1 (0.74%) Go
10 1 (0.74%) PHP
10 1 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.09%) Degree
3 8 (5.88%) MCSA
4 6 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.68%) CCENT
6 4 (2.94%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.94%) MCSE
6 4 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.21%) ISEB
7 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.21%) MCP
8 2 (1.47%) CCNA
8 2 (1.47%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.47%) MCITP
9 1 (0.74%) CITP
9 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.74%) SSCP
9 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.56%) SLA
2 3 (2.21%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.41%) vSphere
4 6 (4.41%) XenApp
5 3 (2.21%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.74%) Ceph
7 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) Backup Exec
1 5 (3.68%) Puppet
2 4 (2.94%) SCCM
3 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.74%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (20.59%) VMware
3 17 (12.50%) Citrix
4 15 (11.03%) Cisco
5 6 (4.41%) Apple
5 6 (4.41%) HP
6 5 (3.68%) Veeam
7 3 (2.21%) Lotus
7 3 (2.21%) NetApp
7 3 (2.21%) Oracle
8 2 (1.47%) AppSense
8 2 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.47%) CommVault
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.74%) BMC
9 1 (0.74%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.74%) Google
9 1 (0.74%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.74%) Remedy