Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,172 1,263 1,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.91% 12.63% 12.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.76% 59.16% 63.47%
Number of salaries quoted 948 1,156 1,350
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.37% +12.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,680 2,135 2,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.51% 21.34% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 1,853 1,976
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.48% +4.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,500 £23,300 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 +1 471 £40,000 +3.90% 46
Coventry +1 152 £36,000 -4.00% 21
Shropshire +4 105 £27,000 -28.00% 12
Staffordshire -6 93 £35,000 +25.00% 21
Worcestershire +13 72 £30,000 -9.09% 26
Warwickshire -2 72 £36,150 +7.11% 26
Solihull +10 47 £40,000 +35.59% 7
Wolverhampton +9 46 £32,500 -10.96% 3
Dudley - 31 £26,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield +4 19 £40,000 +97.53% 3
Herefordshire +28 16 £42,500 -8.11% 5
Walsall -2 8 £25,750 -18.25% 3
Halesowen +21 2 £23,750 -
Stourbridge -1 2 £21,500 -52.22% 2
Wednesbury -1 2 £26,500 +12.77%
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
Smethwick +1 1 £32,500 +75.68%
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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.

1 526 (44.88%) Microsoft
2 516 (44.03%) Active Directory
3 500 (42.66%) Windows Server
4 400 (34.13%) VMware
5 310 (26.45%) SQL
6 273 (23.29%) SQL Server
7 256 (21.84%) Office 365
8 251 (21.42%) ITIL
9 230 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 217 (18.52%) Linux
10 217 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 214 (18.26%) Windows 7
12 201 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
13 189 (16.13%) MS Exchange
14 178 (15.19%) Firewall
15 177 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
16 175 (14.93%) Degree
16 175 (14.93%) Windows 10
17 171 (14.59%) Citrix
18 170 (14.51%) Microsoft Certification
19 167 (14.25%) Windows Server 2008
20 165 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
21 153 (13.05%) Cisco
22 152 (12.97%) Hyper-V
23 150 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
24 149 (12.71%) Self-Motivation
24 149 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 147 (12.54%) DNS
25 147 (12.54%) C#
26 141 (12.03%) PowerShell

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
1 189 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 99 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 72 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (4.35%) IIS
5 40 (3.41%) Apache
6 35 (2.99%) Confluence
7 28 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (2.22%) Tomcat
9 25 (2.13%) nginx
10 11 (0.94%) JBoss
10 11 (0.94%) MTS
11 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.68%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.51%) Anypoint
16 4 (0.34%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 201 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.68%) Simulink
4 8 (0.68%) Stateflow
5 7 (0.60%) TargetLink
6 6 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) CATIA
7 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.34%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.17%) Blender
8 2 (0.17%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.085%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.085%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.085%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.085%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.085%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 256 (21.84%) Office 365
2 177 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.71%) IaaS
5 16 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (1.37%) SaaS
6 15 (1.28%) PaaS
7 7 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.60%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.60%) Serverless
8 5 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.43%) Azure Functions
8 5 (0.43%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.26%) Yammer
10 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.17%) GitHub
10 2 (0.17%) npm
10 2 (0.17%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 178 (15.19%) Firewall
2 147 (12.54%) DNS
3 124 (10.58%) LAN
4 123 (10.49%) WAN
5 114 (9.73%) TCP/IP
6 98 (8.36%) DHCP
7 90 (7.68%) SAN
8 69 (5.89%) VPN
9 61 (5.20%) SSL
9 61 (5.20%) VoIP
10 50 (4.27%) Internet
11 40 (3.41%) IPsec
11 40 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
12 38 (3.24%) VLAN
13 34 (2.90%) Network Security
14 26 (2.22%) MPLS
15 23 (1.96%) NetScaler
16 19 (1.62%) Wireless
17 16 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (1.37%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (2.47%) MySQL
6 26 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 21 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.68%) GIS
11 8 (0.68%) Spatial Data
11 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.51%) DTS
13 6 (0.51%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 48 (4.10%) Git (software)
1 48 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 46 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 36 (3.07%) JIRA
4 33 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (2.56%) GoCD
6 26 (2.22%) Subversion
7 25 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 25 (2.13%) Bitbucket
8 24 (2.05%) Vagrant
9 14 (1.19%) NUnit
9 14 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.77%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.68%) Android Studio
12 8 (0.68%) MSI
12 8 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (0.60%) NSubstitute
13 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.60%) WiX
General
1 137 (11.69%) Finance
2 51 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 42 (3.58%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.33%) Retail
5 35 (2.99%) Automotive
6 28 (2.39%) Legal
7 23 (1.96%) Banking
8 20 (1.71%) Marketing
9 11 (0.94%) International Banking
10 10 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.77%) Law
12 8 (0.68%) Electronics
12 8 (0.68%) Publishing
13 5 (0.43%) Advertising
14 4 (0.34%) Back Office
14 4 (0.34%) French Language
14 4 (0.34%) Games
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Front Office
15 2 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 220 (18.77%) Analyst
2 126 (10.75%) Developer
3 121 (10.32%) Support Engineer
4 115 (9.81%) IT Support
5 112 (9.56%) Support Analyst
6 111 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 73 (6.23%) IT Engineer
8 72 (6.14%) Desktop Support
9 56 (4.78%) Consultant
10 55 (4.69%) IT Analyst
11 54 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
12 50 (4.27%) Software Developer
12 50 (4.27%) Team Leader
13 49 (4.18%) IT Support Analyst
14 47 (4.01%) C# Developer
15 45 (3.84%) Architect
16 42 (3.58%) Administrator
17 40 (3.41%) Service Analyst
18 39 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 37 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.47%) .NET
2 64 (5.46%) HTML
3 50 (4.27%) CSS
4 49 (4.18%) .NET Framework
4 49 (4.18%) WinForms
5 47 (4.01%) XML
6 43 (3.67%) Entity Framework
7 38 (3.24%) Web Services
8 33 (2.82%) WPF
9 30 (2.56%) REST
10 29 (2.47%) ASP.NET
11 27 (2.30%) WCF
12 26 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (1.79%) AngularJS
14 19 (1.62%) HTML5
15 15 (1.28%) Hibernate
16 14 (1.19%) jQuery
16 14 (1.19%) JSON
17 13 (1.11%) LINQ
18 12 (1.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 149 (12.71%) Self-Motivation
2 129 (11.01%) Data Centre
3 98 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 45 (3.84%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.82%) Clustering
7 28 (2.39%) Driving Licence
8 24 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 20 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.45%) AS400
11 16 (1.37%) iSeries
12 15 (1.28%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.28%) User Experience
13 13 (1.11%) Fintech
13 13 (1.11%) HP StoreVirtual
14 12 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.94%) Fat Client
15 11 (0.94%) Replication
15 11 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 500 (42.66%) Windows Server
2 217 (18.52%) Linux
2 217 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 214 (18.26%) Windows 7
4 175 (14.93%) Windows 10
5 167 (14.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 66 (5.63%) Unix
8 62 (5.29%) Windows 8
9 43 (3.67%) Windows XP
10 41 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (2.73%) Android
12 23 (1.96%) Mac OS
13 18 (1.54%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.37%) Mac OS X
15 15 (1.28%) CentOS
16 14 (1.19%) Windows Vista
17 11 (0.94%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.85%) Solaris
19 9 (0.77%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (21.42%) ITIL
2 165 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
3 150 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 106 (9.04%) Project Management
6 92 (7.85%) Software Engineering
7 80 (6.83%) Root Cause Analysis
7 80 (6.83%) Service Management
8 76 (6.48%) Service Delivery
9 57 (4.86%) DevOps
10 54 (4.61%) Presales
11 53 (4.52%) ITSM
12 52 (4.44%) Scrum
13 48 (4.10%) ITIL V3
14 47 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (3.75%) PRINCE2
16 43 (3.67%) Analytics
17 40 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
18 39 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
19 38 (3.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 310 (26.45%) SQL
2 147 (12.54%) C#
3 141 (12.03%) PowerShell
4 75 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 61 (5.20%) Java
6 59 (5.03%) T-SQL
7 58 (4.95%) Python
8 52 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 49 (4.18%) VBScript
10 38 (3.24%) Ruby
11 34 (2.90%) C++
12 32 (2.73%) Perl
13 24 (2.05%) C
14 23 (1.96%) VB.NET
15 15 (1.28%) VB
16 9 (0.77%) PHP
17 8 (0.68%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.68%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.51%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.43%) Jython
Qualifications
1 175 (14.93%) Degree
2 170 (14.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 134 (11.43%) MCSE
4 87 (7.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 85 (7.25%) MCP
6 57 (4.86%) MCSA
6 57 (4.86%) Security Cleared
7 37 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (3.07%) CCNA
9 35 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (2.56%) MCITP
11 21 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (1.54%) Master's Degree
13 17 (1.45%) ISEB
14 12 (1.02%) CCNP
14 12 (1.02%) HNC
15 10 (0.85%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.85%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.85%) SC Cleared
16 9 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (11.18%) SLA
2 54 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.39%) GDPR
4 20 (1.71%) COBIT
5 15 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.11%) QA
7 7 (0.60%) HAZOP
8 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.51%) PMO
9 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.085%) GCP
11 1 (0.085%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.085%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.085%) WCAG
System Software
1 516 (44.03%) Active Directory
2 230 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (12.97%) Hyper-V
4 86 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
5 66 (5.63%) vSphere
6 63 (5.38%) XenApp
7 59 (5.03%) XenDesktop
8 46 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.37%) Docker
11 13 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
12 12 (1.02%) Terminal Services
12 12 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.85%) Firmware
14 7 (0.60%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.60%) XenServer
15 6 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.51%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.43%) Xen
17 4 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 114 (9.73%) SCCM
2 40 (3.41%) WSUS
3 33 (2.82%) SCVMM
4 30 (2.56%) Ansible
5 28 (2.39%) NetBackup
6 25 (2.13%) Terraform
6 25 (2.13%) vCenter Server
7 23 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (1.54%) vMotion
9 17 (1.45%) Puppet
10 15 (1.28%) SCOrch
11 13 (1.11%) Backup Exec
11 13 (1.11%) Kubernetes
11 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 12 (1.02%) SCDPM
12 12 (1.02%) SCSM
13 11 (0.94%) Nagios
13 11 (0.94%) QRadar
13 11 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 10 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 526 (44.88%) Microsoft
2 400 (34.13%) VMware
3 171 (14.59%) Citrix
4 153 (13.05%) Cisco
5 78 (6.66%) HP
6 68 (5.80%) NetApp
7 47 (4.01%) ServiceNow
8 43 (3.67%) Oracle
9 41 (3.50%) Red Hat
10 29 (2.47%) Dell
11 28 (2.39%) Atlassian
11 28 (2.39%) Remedy
12 26 (2.22%) Veeam
13 25 (2.13%) CheckPoint
13 25 (2.13%) Xamarin
14 21 (1.79%) Ivanti
15 20 (1.71%) SolarWinds
16 19 (1.62%) Adobe
16 19 (1.62%) SonicWALL
17 18 (1.54%) Google