Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,160 1,254 1,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.52% 12.70% 13.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.95% 60.00% 65.20%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1,098 1,391
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £53,750
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 1,635 2,090 2,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.06% 21.17% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 1,827 1,982
West Midlands median annual salary £38,399 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 0 441 £40,000 +3.90% 58
Coventry +6 168 £36,000 +3.23% 27
Shropshire +1 96 £24,000 -31.43% 21
Warwickshire +3 80 £38,750 +10.71% 33
Worcestershire +14 77 £30,000 -4.76% 28
Staffordshire -8 73 £36,000 +30.91% 36
Solihull +6 66 £40,000 +50.94% 13
Dudley - 42 £26,000 - 3
Herefordshire +21 31 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Wolverhampton +21 30 £35,000 -4.11% 8
Sutton Coldfield -11 17 £40,000 +100.00% 2
Walsall -9 8 £25,750 -39.41% 2
Halesowen +30 4 £24,000 - 1
Wednesbury -2 2 £26,500 +4.95%
Tipton - 2 £35,500 - 1
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 - 2
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 - 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 549 (47.33%) Microsoft
2 498 (42.93%) Active Directory
3 467 (40.26%) Windows Server
4 377 (32.50%) VMware
5 275 (23.71%) SQL
6 266 (22.93%) SQL Server
7 256 (22.07%) Office 365
8 248 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 233 (20.09%) ITIL
10 218 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 215 (18.53%) Linux
12 202 (17.41%) Firewall
13 201 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
14 192 (16.55%) Microsoft Azure
15 191 (16.47%) Windows 7
16 186 (16.03%) Cisco
17 182 (15.69%) MS Exchange
18 177 (15.26%) Hyper-V
19 170 (14.66%) Microsoft Certification
20 167 (14.40%) C#
21 162 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
22 160 (13.79%) Citrix
23 156 (13.45%) DNS
24 155 (13.36%) Windows 10
25 153 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 153 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
26 143 (12.33%) Self-Motivation
27 141 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
28 139 (11.98%) TCP/IP
28 139 (11.98%) MCSE

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
1 182 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 130 (11.21%) SharePoint
3 59 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (3.28%) Confluence
5 36 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 31 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (2.67%) IIS
7 25 (2.16%) Apache
8 15 (1.29%) nginx
8 15 (1.29%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.78%) CMS
11 9 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.69%) JBoss
13 7 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 201 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.60%) Simulink
5 7 (0.60%) Stateflow
6 6 (0.52%) TargetLink
7 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.17%) Blender
8 2 (0.17%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.086%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.17%) Exstream
5 2 (0.17%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.17%) Workfront
6 1 (0.086%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 256 (22.07%) Office 365
2 192 (16.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.90%) IaaS
5 17 (1.47%) SaaS
6 14 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.12%) PaaS
7 13 (1.12%) Yammer
8 11 (0.95%) npm
8 11 (0.95%) NuGet
9 10 (0.86%) Serverless
10 5 (0.43%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.34%) G Suite
11 4 (0.34%) GitHub
11 4 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 202 (17.41%) Firewall
2 156 (13.45%) DNS
3 139 (11.98%) TCP/IP
4 135 (11.64%) LAN
4 135 (11.64%) WAN
5 123 (10.60%) DHCP
6 84 (7.24%) SAN
7 79 (6.81%) VPN
8 71 (6.12%) Internet
9 57 (4.91%) VoIP
10 50 (4.31%) Network Security
11 38 (3.28%) SSL
12 37 (3.19%) VLAN
13 32 (2.76%) IPsec
14 29 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
15 28 (2.41%) DSL
15 28 (2.41%) Skype
16 25 (2.16%) MPLS
17 24 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (1.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (22.93%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.24%) MySQL
5 22 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (0.86%) Big Data
10 10 (0.86%) DB2
10 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (0.78%) SQLite
12 8 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.69%) Redis
12 8 (0.69%) Spatial Data
12 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (4.83%) Visual Studio
2 50 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (3.62%) Git (software)
4 33 (2.84%) JIRA
5 24 (2.07%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (1.29%) Bitbucket
7 15 (1.29%) GoCD
7 15 (1.29%) Subversion
7 15 (1.29%) Vagrant
8 12 (1.03%) NUnit
9 11 (0.95%) Visual Studio Code
10 8 (0.69%) Android Studio
10 8 (0.69%) NSubstitute
11 7 (0.60%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.60%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.52%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 99 (8.53%) Finance
2 56 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 50 (4.31%) Manufacturing
4 42 (3.62%) Retail
5 26 (2.24%) Automotive
6 25 (2.16%) Legal
7 14 (1.21%) Marketing
8 9 (0.78%) Banking
9 8 (0.69%) Publishing
10 7 (0.60%) Electronics
11 5 (0.43%) Advertising
11 5 (0.43%) Law
12 4 (0.34%) Back Office
13 3 (0.26%) French Language
13 3 (0.26%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) International Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.086%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 225 (19.40%) Analyst
2 133 (11.47%) Developer
3 121 (10.43%) Support Analyst
4 117 (10.09%) IT Support
5 112 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 103 (8.88%) Support Engineer
7 73 (6.29%) Desktop Support
8 67 (5.78%) Architect
9 60 (5.17%) IT Engineer
10 57 (4.91%) IT Analyst
11 56 (4.83%) Technical Support
12 54 (4.66%) Software Developer
13 53 (4.57%) IT Support Analyst
13 53 (4.57%) Team Leader
14 50 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
15 44 (3.79%) C# Developer
16 42 (3.62%) Service Analyst
17 40 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 39 (3.36%) 1st Line Support
19 37 (3.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (10.00%) .NET
2 76 (6.55%) HTML
3 63 (5.43%) CSS
4 55 (4.74%) XML
5 53 (4.57%) Entity Framework
6 51 (4.40%) .NET Framework
7 46 (3.97%) WinForms
8 43 (3.71%) Web Services
9 36 (3.10%) ASP.NET
10 30 (2.59%) WPF
11 29 (2.50%) AngularJS
11 29 (2.50%) REST
12 28 (2.41%) LINQ
13 26 (2.24%) WCF
14 25 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (1.90%) SOAP
16 21 (1.81%) HTML5
17 20 (1.72%) Middleware
18 19 (1.64%) JSON
19 17 (1.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 143 (12.33%) Self-Motivation
2 136 (11.72%) Data Centre
3 81 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.91%) Computer Science
5 38 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 22 (1.90%) Clustering
7 22 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.47%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.47%) HP StoreVirtual
9 15 (1.29%) Fat Client
9 15 (1.29%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 11 (0.95%) Replication
12 10 (0.86%) CCTV
12 10 (0.86%) User Experience
13 9 (0.78%) CPLD
13 9 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 467 (40.26%) Windows Server
2 218 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 215 (18.53%) Linux
4 191 (16.47%) Windows 7
5 162 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 155 (13.36%) Windows 10
7 115 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 79 (6.81%) Windows 8
9 73 (6.29%) Unix
10 57 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (2.76%) Android
11 32 (2.76%) Windows XP
12 29 (2.50%) Mac OS
13 16 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.38%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.03%) Solaris
15 11 (0.95%) CentOS
16 10 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.69%) SUSE
17 8 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (20.09%) ITIL
2 153 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 141 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
4 88 (7.59%) Project Management
5 79 (6.81%) Software Engineering
6 77 (6.64%) Service Management
7 68 (5.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 65 (5.60%) Service Delivery
9 59 (5.09%) ITSM
10 57 (4.91%) ITIL V3
11 56 (4.83%) Presales
12 53 (4.57%) DevOps
13 49 (4.22%) Analytics
14 48 (4.14%) Incident Management
15 45 (3.88%) Scrum
16 42 (3.62%) Migration
17 41 (3.53%) Customer Requirements
18 39 (3.36%) TDD
18 39 (3.36%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 275 (23.71%) SQL
2 167 (14.40%) C#
3 105 (9.05%) PowerShell
4 83 (7.16%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.88%) T-SQL
6 41 (3.53%) Java
7 36 (3.10%) Bash Shell
7 36 (3.10%) VBScript
8 33 (2.84%) Python
9 25 (2.16%) C
10 24 (2.07%) C++
11 22 (1.90%) Ruby
12 20 (1.72%) VB.NET
13 19 (1.64%) Perl
14 13 (1.12%) Embedded C
15 9 (0.78%) VB
16 7 (0.60%) PHP
16 7 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.43%) XPath
18 4 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 170 (14.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (11.98%) MCSE
3 131 (11.29%) Degree
4 86 (7.41%) MCP
5 67 (5.78%) MCSA
6 59 (5.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 58 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 40 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 40 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 38 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (2.84%) CCNA
11 31 (2.67%) MCITP
12 17 (1.47%) ISEB
13 16 (1.38%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.38%) HNC
14 15 (1.29%) SC Cleared
15 11 (0.95%) CISSP
15 11 (0.95%) HND
15 11 (0.95%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.95%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (9.83%) SLA
2 43 (3.71%) GDPR
3 40 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.95%) QA
5 10 (0.86%) COBIT
5 10 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.52%) HAZOP
6 6 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.26%) PMO
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.086%) IASME
9 1 (0.086%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.086%) WCAG
System Software
1 498 (42.93%) Active Directory
2 248 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (15.26%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (4.57%) vSphere
6 43 (3.71%) XenApp
7 34 (2.93%) XenDesktop
8 22 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
11 16 (1.38%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.21%) XenServer
13 10 (0.86%) Docker
14 8 (0.69%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.52%) Firmware
15 6 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.43%) Snort
17 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.26%) PowerHA
17 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 117 (10.09%) SCCM
2 56 (4.83%) WSUS
3 33 (2.84%) NetBackup
4 21 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (1.47%) Ansible
6 15 (1.29%) Terraform
7 14 (1.21%) SCOM
8 11 (0.95%) SCVMM
9 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.86%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.78%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.78%) vMotion
11 8 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.69%) QRadar
12 7 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.60%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 549 (47.33%) Microsoft
2 377 (32.50%) VMware
3 186 (16.03%) Cisco
4 160 (13.79%) Citrix
5 114 (9.83%) HP
6 104 (8.97%) NetApp
7 57 (4.91%) Dell
8 54 (4.66%) Red Hat
9 45 (3.88%) Oracle
10 42 (3.62%) ServiceNow
11 37 (3.19%) McAfee
12 31 (2.67%) CheckPoint
13 29 (2.50%) IBM
14 26 (2.24%) Atlassian
14 26 (2.24%) Remedy
15 25 (2.16%) Symantec
15 25 (2.16%) Xamarin
16 23 (1.98%) Adobe
17 22 (1.90%) Forcepoint
17 22 (1.90%) Google