Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1276 1495 1505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.60% 13.08% 13.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.46% 65.28% 67.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1090 1347 1359
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% -1.41%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2076 2290 2216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.50% 20.03% 20.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1817 1916 1921
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 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
Birmingham +2 493 £40,000 +14.29% 37
Coventry +2 174 £31,250 +13.64% 16
Staffordshire +1 136 £26,500 -15.87% 16
Warwickshire -4 125 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Shropshire +14 101 £35,000 +5.42% 10
Solihull -1 59 £30,000 -14.29% 5
Worcestershire -10 53 £31,500 +8.62% 6
Wolverhampton +12 21 £35,000 +48.94% 7
Walsall -2 16 £42,500 +38.21%
Halesowen -28 13 - - 1
Herefordshire -22 12 £42,500 +41.67%
West Bromwich -8 11 £40,000 +12.68%
Wednesbury - 7 £26,500 -
Sutton Coldfield -4 5 £33,000 +30.69% 1
Dudley -8 1 £30,000 +20.00%
Windows
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 646 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 506 (39.66%) Active Directory
3 504 (39.50%) Windows Server
4 438 (34.33%) VMware
5 313 (24.53%) ITIL
6 278 (21.79%) Linux
7 268 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 256 (20.06%) SQL
9 237 (18.57%) Citrix
10 231 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 226 (17.71%) SQL Server
12 202 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 195 (15.28%) Firewall
14 188 (14.73%) Office 365
15 187 (14.66%) Hyper-V
16 186 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
16 186 (14.58%) MS Exchange
17 180 (14.11%) Windows 7
18 178 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
19 174 (13.64%) Cisco
19 174 (13.64%) PowerShell
20 168 (13.17%) Microsoft Certification
21 163 (12.77%) Windows 10
22 155 (12.15%) DNS
23 147 (11.52%) LAN
24 141 (11.05%) SCCM
25 140 (10.97%) SAN
26 135 (10.58%) C#
27 127 (9.95%) WAN
28 126 (9.87%) TCP/IP

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
1 186 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 78 (6.11%) IIS
3 71 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 44 (3.45%) Apache
6 40 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (2.04%) Skype for Business
8 20 (1.57%) Confluence
9 19 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.02%) CMS
11 13 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.71%) nginx
12 9 (0.71%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.63%) JBoss
13 8 (0.63%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.39%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.39%) WordPress
15 4 (0.31%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 178 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.55%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.31%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.31%) Simulink
7 4 (0.31%) Snagit
7 4 (0.31%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.24%) CATIA
9 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.078%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) assyst
2 8 (0.63%) Workfront
3 7 (0.55%) BPCS
3 7 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.16%) GoldMine
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.078%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.078%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 188 (14.73%) Office 365
2 186 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.49%) IaaS
5 16 (1.25%) SaaS
6 10 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (0.78%) PaaS
7 7 (0.55%) G Suite
8 6 (0.47%) npm
9 5 (0.39%) GitHub
9 5 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.16%) Datadog
12 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.16%) Yammer
13 1 (0.078%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.078%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 195 (15.28%) Firewall
2 155 (12.15%) DNS
3 147 (11.52%) LAN
4 140 (10.97%) SAN
5 127 (9.95%) WAN
6 126 (9.87%) TCP/IP
7 111 (8.70%) DHCP
8 74 (5.80%) VPN
9 42 (3.29%) Internet
10 41 (3.21%) VLAN
10 41 (3.21%) VoIP
11 32 (2.51%) NAS
11 32 (2.51%) Skype
12 29 (2.27%) NetScaler
13 27 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (1.96%) Network Security
15 20 (1.57%) SSL
16 18 (1.41%) IPsec
16 18 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
16 18 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (3.92%) MySQL
4 31 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (1.65%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.78%) DB2
9 10 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.55%) Big Data
11 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.47%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 42 (3.29%) TeamCity
2 33 (2.59%) Visual Studio
3 30 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.19%) Git (software)
4 28 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (2.04%) JIRA
5 26 (2.04%) NuGet
6 25 (1.96%) Subversion
7 18 (1.41%) InstallShield
7 18 (1.41%) MSI
8 15 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (1.02%) Selenium
9 13 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (0.94%) ClearQuest
10 12 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.86%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.78%) JUnit
12 10 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 103 (8.07%) Finance
2 77 (6.03%) Retail
3 59 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 41 (3.21%) Automotive
5 31 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.80%) Marketing
7 20 (1.57%) Games
8 17 (1.33%) Advertising
9 11 (0.86%) Banking
10 8 (0.63%) Electronics
10 8 (0.63%) Law
10 8 (0.63%) Legal
11 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.16%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Front Office
13 2 (0.16%) International Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 269 (21.08%) Analyst
2 141 (11.05%) Support Engineer
3 133 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 119 (9.33%) Support Analyst
5 109 (8.54%) Developer
6 98 (7.68%) IT Support
7 63 (4.94%) IT Engineer
8 58 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 55 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 55 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 53 (4.15%) Service Analyst
11 52 (4.08%) Desktop Support
12 51 (4.00%) Technical Support
13 49 (3.84%) 1st Line Support
14 47 (3.68%) Consultant
15 46 (3.61%) IT Analyst
15 46 (3.61%) Service Desk Analyst
16 45 (3.53%) Administrator
17 39 (3.06%) C# Developer
17 39 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (8.07%) .NET
2 76 (5.96%) HTML
3 58 (4.55%) CSS
4 43 (3.37%) AngularJS
5 41 (3.21%) XML
6 40 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 37 (2.90%) jQuery
8 36 (2.82%) HTML5
9 34 (2.66%) Web Services
10 25 (1.96%) WPF
11 24 (1.88%) .NET Framework
12 21 (1.65%) 802.1X
12 21 (1.65%) Backbone.js
12 21 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (1.57%) LAMP
14 17 (1.33%) SOAP
15 16 (1.25%) LEMP Stack
16 15 (1.18%) Entity Framework
16 15 (1.18%) KnockoutJS
17 14 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 122 (9.56%) Data Centre
2 76 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (3.92%) Clustering
4 45 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.06%) Driving Licence
6 36 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 33 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.57%) Robotics
9 19 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.33%) PKI
11 15 (1.18%) iPad
11 15 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.18%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.18%) Replication
11 15 (1.18%) Social Media
12 14 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (1.02%) AS400
13 13 (1.02%) iSeries
13 13 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 504 (39.50%) Windows Server
2 278 (21.79%) Linux
3 231 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 202 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 180 (14.11%) Windows 7
6 163 (12.77%) Windows 10
7 96 (7.52%) Unix
8 95 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (4.47%) Windows 8
10 52 (4.08%) Android
11 45 (3.53%) Windows XP
12 43 (3.37%) Apple iOS
13 34 (2.66%) Windows Vista
14 24 (1.88%) CentOS
15 18 (1.41%) Mac OS X
15 18 (1.41%) Ubuntu
15 18 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
16 13 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.78%) Windows Phone
18 8 (0.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (24.53%) ITIL
2 118 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (6.97%) Project Management
4 80 (6.27%) Change Management
5 73 (5.72%) Service Management
6 71 (5.56%) Web Development
7 68 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 67 (5.25%) DevOps
9 64 (5.02%) MVC
10 63 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 62 (4.86%) SDLC
12 60 (4.70%) Service Delivery
13 55 (4.31%) Scrum
14 54 (4.23%) Incident Management
15 50 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
16 49 (3.84%) Test Automation
17 48 (3.76%) Software Engineering
18 42 (3.29%) Presales
19 41 (3.21%) Problem Management
19 41 (3.21%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 256 (20.06%) SQL
2 174 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 135 (10.58%) C#
4 89 (6.97%) Java
5 87 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 51 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 45 (3.53%) PHP
8 40 (3.13%) VBScript
9 35 (2.74%) C++
10 32 (2.51%) C
11 30 (2.35%) Python
12 28 (2.19%) VB.NET
13 20 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 20 (1.57%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.41%) VB
15 15 (1.18%) Perl
16 11 (0.86%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.63%) Ruby
18 6 (0.47%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.39%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 168 (13.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (9.25%) Degree
3 113 (8.86%) MCSE
4 76 (5.96%) MCSA
5 73 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 54 (4.23%) Security Cleared
8 45 (3.53%) CCNA
9 39 (3.06%) MCITP
10 33 (2.59%) SC Cleared
11 29 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (2.19%) CCNP
13 26 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
13 26 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
14 24 (1.88%) MCP
15 20 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
16 19 (1.49%) ISEB
16 19 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 19 (1.49%) Master's Degree
17 18 (1.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.03%) SLA
2 28 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.57%) QA
4 16 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 13 (1.02%) MISRA
5 13 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.86%) COBIT
7 8 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.63%) MISRA C
8 6 (0.47%) ISO 13485
9 4 (0.31%) BS25999
9 4 (0.31%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.24%) GPG13
10 3 (0.24%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.16%) GCP
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.078%) GDPR
12 1 (0.078%) PMO
System Software
1 506 (39.66%) Active Directory
2 268 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 62 (4.86%) vSphere
5 51 (4.00%) XenApp
6 43 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
8 32 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (1.88%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.25%) Docker
12 15 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.94%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.71%) UAG
16 7 (0.55%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.47%) KVM
17 6 (0.47%) pfSense
17 6 (0.47%) Samba
17 6 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 141 (11.05%) SCCM
2 63 (4.94%) SCOM
3 50 (3.92%) Puppet
4 41 (3.21%) WSUS
5 40 (3.13%) Ansible
6 34 (2.66%) Backup Exec
7 19 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 18 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.41%) vCenter Server
9 16 (1.25%) NetBackup
10 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (1.02%) AirWatch
12 11 (0.86%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.63%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 7 (0.55%) MOM
15 7 (0.55%) QRadar
16 6 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 646 (50.63%) Microsoft
2 438 (34.33%) VMware
3 237 (18.57%) Citrix
4 174 (13.64%) Cisco
5 73 (5.72%) HP
5 73 (5.72%) NetApp
6 69 (5.41%) Veeam
7 60 (4.70%) Dell
8 50 (3.92%) Oracle
9 38 (2.98%) EqualLogic
10 33 (2.59%) IBM
11 31 (2.43%) Juniper
12 29 (2.27%) SolarWinds
13 24 (1.88%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.65%) AppSense
15 20 (1.57%) Apple
15 20 (1.57%) BMC
15 20 (1.57%) Remedy
16 17 (1.33%) Sophos
16 17 (1.33%) Symantec