Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,104 1,184 1,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.28% 12.97% 12.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.17% 69.89% 59.07%
Number of salaries quoted 883 958 1,151
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.37% +12.31%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,375 £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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,596 1,694 2,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.64% 18.56% 21.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,212 1,368 1,846
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the West Midlands

Windows
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Windows in the West Midlands

Windows
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in the West Midlands

Windows
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Birmingham +7 454 £39,500 -1.25% 61
Staffordshire +5 126 £37,500 +7.14% 39
Coventry -1 105 £40,000 +11.11% 20
Warwickshire +3 97 £39,250 +8.58% 29
Solihull +10 90 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Worcestershire -2 87 £32,500 +8.33% 38
Shropshire -16 33 £43,750 +62.04% 12
Herefordshire -15 29 £34,000 -24.44% 7
Dudley -5 27 £25,000 -3.85% 8
Sutton Coldfield -1 10 £28,250 -29.38%
Walsall +4 7 £27,000 +4.85% 8
Wednesbury 0 6 £43,250 +63.21%
Wolverhampton -8 5 £40,500 +24.62% 5
Smethwick +1 4 £22,500 -30.77% 1
Halesowen -1 4 £26,000 +9.47% 1
West Bromwich - 4 £24,500 -
Stourbridge +2 3 £21,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 574 (51.99%) Microsoft
2 550 (49.82%) Active Directory
3 461 (41.76%) Windows Server
4 422 (38.22%) VMware
5 349 (31.61%) Office 365
6 303 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 271 (24.55%) Linux
8 259 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 253 (22.92%) ITIL
10 250 (22.64%) Citrix
11 223 (20.20%) Firewall
12 222 (20.11%) SQL
12 222 (20.11%) Hyper-V
13 221 (20.02%) DNS
14 218 (19.75%) SQL Server
15 184 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
16 177 (16.03%) DHCP
17 176 (15.94%) Cisco
18 175 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 173 (15.67%) SCCM
20 167 (15.13%) MS Exchange
21 163 (14.76%) PowerShell
22 161 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
23 159 (14.40%) Windows 10
24 157 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
25 153 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
26 128 (11.59%) Windows 7
27 121 (10.96%) LAN
28 113 (10.24%) WAN
28 113 (10.24%) Amazon AWS

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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
1 167 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 100 (9.06%) SharePoint
3 50 (4.53%) IIS
4 42 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (2.45%) IBM Notes
7 26 (2.36%) Skype for Business
8 24 (2.17%) SAS
9 19 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.27%) Apache
11 12 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.72%) Confluence
13 5 (0.45%) CMS
13 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.27%) JBoss
15 3 (0.27%) WildFly
16 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 184 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.091%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.091%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.091%) InDesign
6 1 (0.091%) InVision
6 1 (0.091%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.091%) Revit
6 1 (0.091%) Simulink
6 1 (0.091%) Sketch
6 1 (0.091%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.091%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.72%) Workfront
2 7 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.091%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.091%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.091%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.091%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 349 (31.61%) Office 365
2 303 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (5.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (3.26%) IaaS
6 27 (2.45%) PaaS
7 18 (1.63%) SaaS
8 17 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (1.36%) Serverless
10 14 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.09%) Azure Stack
12 10 (0.91%) OneDrive
12 10 (0.91%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.82%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.72%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.72%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 223 (20.20%) Firewall
2 221 (20.02%) DNS
3 177 (16.03%) DHCP
4 121 (10.96%) LAN
5 113 (10.24%) WAN
6 101 (9.15%) TCP/IP
7 78 (7.07%) SAN
8 68 (6.16%) VPN
9 52 (4.71%) Network Security
10 50 (4.53%) Internet
11 47 (4.26%) VLAN
12 37 (3.35%) Skype
13 36 (3.26%) Wireless
14 34 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
15 33 (2.99%) NAS
16 27 (2.45%) VoIP
17 25 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
18 23 (2.08%) MPLS
19 22 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (1.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.72%) MySQL
2 19 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (0.72%) Power BI
9 7 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.54%) MS Access
11 5 (0.45%) Big Data
11 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 34 (3.08%) Visual Studio
2 30 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.45%) MSI
5 15 (1.36%) JIRA
5 15 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.82%) Subversion
8 6 (0.54%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.45%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.45%) GitLab
9 5 (0.45%) IDA Disassembler
9 5 (0.45%) OllyDbg
9 5 (0.45%) Selenium
9 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.36%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.36%) Toad
11 3 (0.27%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 102 (9.24%) Finance
2 33 (2.99%) Retail
3 25 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.63%) Marketing
6 16 (1.45%) Law
7 15 (1.36%) Banking
7 15 (1.36%) Legal
8 10 (0.91%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.72%) Automotive
9 8 (0.72%) Back Office
10 5 (0.45%) Games
10 5 (0.45%) Military
11 3 (0.27%) Advertising
11 3 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.18%) Local Government
12 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.091%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.091%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 252 (22.83%) Analyst
2 160 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (10.14%) Support Analyst
4 85 (7.70%) Support Engineer
5 78 (7.07%) IT Support
6 76 (6.88%) IT Engineer
7 63 (5.71%) Developer
8 61 (5.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 51 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 45 (4.08%) Service Analyst
11 43 (3.89%) Consultant
12 42 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
13 40 (3.62%) Architect
13 40 (3.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 38 (3.44%) .NET Developer
14 38 (3.44%) Software Engineer
15 37 (3.35%) IT Support Engineer
16 36 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
17 35 (3.17%) Administrator
17 35 (3.17%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.61%) .NET
2 45 (4.08%) Web Services
3 40 (3.62%) ASP.NET
4 21 (1.90%) HTML
5 20 (1.81%) Spring
6 19 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
6 19 (1.72%) WinForms
7 18 (1.63%) .NET Framework
7 18 (1.63%) CSS
7 18 (1.63%) jQuery
8 16 (1.45%) XML
9 14 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 13 (1.18%) Entity Framework
10 13 (1.18%) HTML5
10 13 (1.18%) JSON
11 12 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.09%) ISPF
12 11 (1.00%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.00%) LDAP
13 10 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 73 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.98%) Clustering
4 62 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
7 20 (1.81%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.72%) User Experience
9 18 (1.63%) Replication
10 17 (1.54%) EPoS
11 15 (1.36%) Blackberry
12 13 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (1.18%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.09%) Mainframe
13 12 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 461 (41.76%) Windows Server
2 271 (24.55%) Linux
3 159 (14.40%) Windows 10
4 157 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (11.59%) Windows 7
6 112 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (7.52%) Unix
8 72 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (3.80%) Windows 8
11 37 (3.35%) Apple iOS
12 24 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 23 (2.08%) Android
14 18 (1.63%) CentOS
15 13 (1.18%) Ubuntu
16 12 (1.09%) Solaris
17 11 (1.00%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.91%) MVS
18 10 (0.91%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (22.92%) ITIL
2 175 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 161 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
4 99 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (7.34%) Migration
6 68 (6.16%) Service Delivery
7 67 (6.07%) Service Management
8 65 (5.89%) Project Management
9 63 (5.71%) Change Management
9 63 (5.71%) Incident Management
10 61 (5.53%) Cybersecurity
11 57 (5.16%) Mentoring
12 51 (4.62%) Configuration Management
12 51 (4.62%) Information Security
13 47 (4.26%) Software Engineering
14 45 (4.08%) DevOps
15 43 (3.89%) ITSM
16 41 (3.71%) SIEM
17 38 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
18 36 (3.26%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 222 (20.11%) SQL
2 163 (14.76%) PowerShell
3 74 (6.70%) C#
4 58 (5.25%) Python
5 35 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 34 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 34 (3.08%) C++
6 34 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 22 (1.99%) Java
7 22 (1.99%) VB.NET
8 15 (1.36%) R
9 13 (1.18%) Perl
10 12 (1.09%) JCL
10 12 (1.09%) VB
11 10 (0.91%) C
12 9 (0.82%) VBA
13 8 (0.72%) Ruby
14 6 (0.54%) VB6
14 6 (0.54%) VBScript
15 5 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 153 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (9.42%) MCSE
3 81 (7.34%) MCSA
4 69 (6.25%) Degree
5 49 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (3.80%) MCP
7 37 (3.35%) CCNA
8 34 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (3.08%) Security Cleared
8 34 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (1.90%) MCITP
10 20 (1.81%) CCNP
11 16 (1.45%) DBS Check
11 16 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 12 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (0.82%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.72%) CCA
14 8 (0.72%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (10.14%) SLA
2 39 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.63%) QA
4 10 (0.91%) GDPR
5 9 (0.82%) COBIT
5 9 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.091%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.091%) MISRA
8 1 (0.091%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.091%) NIST
System Software
1 550 (49.82%) Active Directory
2 259 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (20.11%) Hyper-V
4 99 (8.97%) XenApp
5 60 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
6 59 (5.34%) XenDesktop
7 52 (4.71%) vSphere
8 32 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
9 31 (2.81%) Docker
10 20 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 16 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 12 (1.09%) Time Sharing Option
13 10 (0.91%) Firmware
13 10 (0.91%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.63%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.54%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 173 (15.67%) SCCM
2 43 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (3.44%) WSUS
4 37 (3.35%) SCOM
5 33 (2.99%) Backup Exec
6 29 (2.63%) Ansible
7 27 (2.45%) Puppet
8 23 (2.08%) Kubernetes
8 23 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
10 21 (1.90%) OpenView
11 20 (1.81%) AirWatch
12 19 (1.72%) Terraform
13 18 (1.63%) NetBackup
14 17 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 17 (1.54%) SCVMM
15 14 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
16 13 (1.18%) FortiGate
17 10 (0.91%) Nagios
18 9 (0.82%) Netcool
Vendors
1 574 (51.99%) Microsoft
2 422 (38.22%) VMware
3 250 (22.64%) Citrix
4 176 (15.94%) Cisco
5 98 (8.88%) HP
6 94 (8.51%) NetApp
7 89 (8.06%) Dell
8 68 (6.16%) Veeam
9 57 (5.16%) Oracle
10 53 (4.80%) McAfee
11 50 (4.53%) Symantec
12 43 (3.89%) CheckPoint
13 41 (3.71%) Red Hat
14 38 (3.44%) IBM
15 30 (2.72%) Ivanti
16 28 (2.54%) Apple
17 27 (2.45%) Lotus
17 27 (2.45%) Meraki
18 25 (2.26%) Forcepoint
19 23 (2.08%) Remedy