Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 9 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,089 1,154 1,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.84% 13.69% 12.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.69% 71.86% 60.84%
Number of salaries quoted 872 967 1,074
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £20,763 £20,875 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,600 £58,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 1,519 1,606 2,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.70% 19.05% 20.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,170 1,309 1,801
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,450 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £54,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +5 338 £37,500 -6.25% 64
Staffordshire +17 157 £34,000 -5.56% 44
Coventry +1 136 £49,362 +37.12% 22
Solihull +4 113 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Warwickshire +4 106 £44,500 +11.25% 23
Worcestershire -6 85 £35,000 +3.91% 27
Dudley 0 37 £25,250 -2.88% 5
Shropshire -11 34 £42,500 +93.18% 12
Herefordshire -13 24 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Walsall -6 8 £20,000 -22.33% 8
West Bromwich - 6 £22,250 - 4
Wolverhampton -5 5 £40,500 +15.71% 8
Smethwick - 5 £22,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +7 3 £22,500 -43.75% 4
Stourbridge 0 3 £21,500 -
Halesowen -7 2 £26,000 +8.33%
Wednesbury - 2 £47,500 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 578 (53.08%) Microsoft
2 486 (44.63%) Active Directory
3 461 (42.33%) Windows Server
4 385 (35.35%) VMware
5 355 (32.60%) Office 365
6 281 (25.80%) Azure
7 268 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 259 (23.78%) Linux
9 227 (20.84%) Firewall
10 226 (20.75%) Citrix
11 220 (20.20%) SQL Server
12 216 (19.83%) SQL
13 215 (19.74%) ITIL
14 203 (18.64%) Hyper-V
15 196 (18.00%) DNS
16 188 (17.26%) MS Exchange
17 184 (16.90%) Cisco
18 179 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
19 171 (15.70%) SCCM
19 171 (15.70%) Windows 10
20 161 (14.78%) DHCP
21 158 (14.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 154 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
23 133 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
24 131 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
25 126 (11.57%) Data Centre
26 124 (11.39%) PowerShell
27 121 (11.11%) LAN
28 119 (10.93%) TCP/IP
29 112 (10.28%) Windows 7

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
1 188 (17.26%) MS Exchange
2 73 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 45 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (4.13%) IIS
5 18 (1.65%) Confluence
6 14 (1.29%) SAS
6 14 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (0.83%) Apache
8 9 (0.83%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.46%) JBoss
10 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.37%) CMS
11 4 (0.37%) nginx
12 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.28%) GlassFish
Applications
1 179 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.092%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 10 (0.92%) Workfront
2 6 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.18%) Primavera
5 1 (0.092%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.092%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.092%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 355 (32.60%) Office 365
2 281 (25.80%) Azure
3 96 (8.82%) AWS
4 57 (5.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (3.49%) IaaS
6 31 (2.85%) PaaS
7 18 (1.65%) SaaS
8 16 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.19%) OneDrive
9 13 (1.19%) Power Platform
10 11 (1.01%) GCP
11 8 (0.73%) Serverless
11 8 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.64%) G Suite
13 6 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.55%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 227 (20.84%) Firewall
2 196 (18.00%) DNS
3 161 (14.78%) DHCP
4 121 (11.11%) LAN
5 119 (10.93%) TCP/IP
6 104 (9.55%) WAN
7 73 (6.70%) SAN
8 66 (6.06%) VPN
8 66 (6.06%) Wireless
9 58 (5.33%) VLAN
10 55 (5.05%) Internet
11 37 (3.40%) NAS
12 27 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
13 26 (2.39%) Network Security
13 26 (2.39%) VoIP
14 21 (1.93%) iSCSI
14 21 (1.93%) Skype
15 20 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
16 19 (1.74%) MPLS
17 16 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.93%) MongoDB
4 14 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.19%) MySQL
6 12 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.10%) Power BI
7 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.73%) Couchbase
8 8 (0.73%) RavenDB
8 8 (0.73%) Redis
8 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.55%) DB2
10 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.46%) IBM PureData
Development Applications
1 34 (3.12%) Git (software)
2 27 (2.48%) JIRA
3 26 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.84%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.29%) Artifactory
5 14 (1.29%) SonarQube
6 13 (1.19%) MSI
7 10 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.83%) Selenium
9 8 (0.73%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.55%) Toad
11 5 (0.46%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.46%) IDA Disassembler
11 5 (0.46%) OllyDbg
11 5 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.46%) Rational Quality Manager
11 5 (0.46%) Subversion
12 4 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.28%) Maven
13 3 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 86 (7.90%) Finance
2 48 (4.41%) Retail
3 35 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.66%) Public Sector
5 19 (1.74%) Law
6 17 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.47%) Automotive
8 12 (1.10%) Legal
9 9 (0.83%) Advertising
10 8 (0.73%) Banking
11 7 (0.64%) Local Government
12 6 (0.55%) Back Office
12 6 (0.55%) Games
13 5 (0.46%) Police
14 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.37%) Military
14 4 (0.37%) Publishing
15 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.28%) Marketing
16 2 (0.18%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 236 (21.67%) Analyst
2 130 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (10.28%) Support Engineer
4 105 (9.64%) IT Support
5 102 (9.37%) Support Analyst
6 79 (7.25%) IT Engineer
7 75 (6.89%) Developer
8 54 (4.96%) IT Support Engineer
9 49 (4.50%) .NET Developer
10 46 (4.22%) Architect
11 42 (3.86%) Consultant
12 40 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
13 35 (3.21%) IT Analyst
14 34 (3.12%) Applications Support
14 34 (3.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (3.12%) Service Analyst
15 32 (2.94%) Administrator
15 32 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 31 (2.85%) Senior Developer
17 30 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.37%) .NET
2 42 (3.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 41 (3.76%) .NET Framework
4 36 (3.31%) ASP.NET
5 28 (2.57%) REST
5 28 (2.57%) WPF
6 27 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (2.39%) Web Services
7 26 (2.39%) XML
8 21 (1.93%) Entity Framework
8 21 (1.93%) WinForms
9 20 (1.84%) HTML
10 18 (1.65%) CSS
11 15 (1.38%) AngularJS
11 15 (1.38%) jQuery
11 15 (1.38%) LINQ
11 15 (1.38%) Universal Windows Platform
11 15 (1.38%) WCF
12 14 (1.29%) React
12 14 (1.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 126 (11.57%) Data Centre
2 71 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 52 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (4.59%) Driving Licence
6 37 (3.40%) User Experience
7 34 (3.12%) Clustering
8 30 (2.75%) CCTV
9 25 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
10 23 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (1.65%) Replication
12 16 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
13 13 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.19%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.19%) Smartphone
14 11 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.01%) Handset
14 11 (1.01%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 461 (42.33%) Windows Server
2 259 (23.78%) Linux
3 171 (15.70%) Windows 10
4 154 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 133 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (10.28%) Windows 7
7 74 (6.80%) Unix
8 57 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.66%) Android
11 27 (2.48%) Windows 8
12 24 (2.20%) Windows XP
13 23 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.74%) CentOS
15 11 (1.01%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.83%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.73%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
19 6 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (19.74%) ITIL
2 158 (14.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 131 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
4 96 (8.82%) Change Management
5 87 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (6.52%) Information Security
7 69 (6.34%) Incident Management
8 67 (6.15%) Mentoring
9 65 (5.97%) Project Management
10 63 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
11 62 (5.69%) Migration
11 62 (5.69%) Service Management
12 59 (5.42%) Service Delivery
13 57 (5.23%) Coaching
13 57 (5.23%) SIEM
14 52 (4.78%) DevOps
15 50 (4.59%) Security Operations
16 40 (3.67%) Problem Management
16 40 (3.67%) Project Delivery
17 38 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 216 (19.83%) SQL
2 124 (11.39%) PowerShell
3 62 (5.69%) C#
4 55 (5.05%) Python
5 44 (4.04%) T-SQL
6 31 (2.85%) JavaScript
7 25 (2.30%) Java
8 22 (2.02%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.65%) C++
10 15 (1.38%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.19%) VBScript
12 11 (1.01%) C
13 10 (0.92%) Perl
14 9 (0.83%) VB
15 7 (0.64%) Ruby
16 6 (0.55%) R
17 3 (0.28%) Delphi
17 3 (0.28%) Go
17 3 (0.28%) JCL
18 2 (0.18%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 105 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (5.88%) MCSA
3 58 (5.33%) MCSE
4 49 (4.50%) Degree
5 37 (3.40%) MCP
6 35 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (2.85%) CCNA
8 29 (2.66%) Security Cleared
9 21 (1.93%) DBS Check
10 17 (1.56%) CISSP
11 15 (1.38%) CCNP
12 14 (1.29%) CEH
13 13 (1.19%) GSEC
13 13 (1.19%) SC Cleared
13 13 (1.19%) SSCP
14 9 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.83%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.73%) CCA
15 8 (0.73%) CCDA
15 8 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (10.01%) SLA
2 39 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.29%) QA
4 13 (1.19%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.64%) COBIT
7 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.28%) GDPR
8 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.18%) NIST
9 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.18%) PMO
10 1 (0.092%) BS25999
System Software
1 486 (44.63%) Active Directory
2 268 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (18.64%) Hyper-V
4 107 (9.83%) XenApp
5 66 (6.06%) XenDesktop
6 52 (4.78%) Virtual Servers
7 42 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (3.21%) vSphere
10 33 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 20 (1.84%) Docker
12 17 (1.56%) Firmware
12 17 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.73%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.64%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.55%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.55%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
17 4 (0.37%) Postfix
17 4 (0.37%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 171 (15.70%) SCCM
2 61 (5.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (4.78%) WSUS
4 43 (3.95%) Backup Exec
5 31 (2.85%) Ansible
6 28 (2.57%) SCOM
7 21 (1.93%) Terraform
8 18 (1.65%) QRadar
9 17 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
9 17 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (1.29%) Kubernetes
10 14 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (1.29%) Packer
10 14 (1.29%) Puppet
11 13 (1.19%) NetBackup
11 13 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (1.10%) AirWatch
13 10 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.83%) Netcool
15 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 578 (53.08%) Microsoft
2 385 (35.35%) VMware
3 226 (20.75%) Citrix
4 184 (16.90%) Cisco
5 94 (8.63%) NetApp
6 86 (7.90%) HP
7 67 (6.15%) Oracle
8 59 (5.42%) McAfee
8 59 (5.42%) Veeam
9 58 (5.33%) Dell
10 55 (5.05%) Symantec
11 47 (4.32%) Red Hat
11 47 (4.32%) SolarWinds
12 33 (3.03%) Splunk
13 32 (2.94%) 3PAR
14 30 (2.75%) Apple
14 30 (2.75%) CheckPoint
15 28 (2.57%) Ivanti
15 28 (2.57%) Remedy
16 23 (2.11%) ServiceNow