Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,357 1,301 1,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.82% 12.76% 13.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.39% 61.48% 65.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,108 1,183 1,266
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £19,250 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%

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 2,044 2,116 2,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.81% 20.75% 19.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,702 1,825 1,870
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +6 474 £40,000 +6.67% 68
Staffordshire +3 173 £27,500 -15.38% 46
Coventry +2 172 £31,500 -3.08% 34
Warwickshire -4 124 £34,500 +2.99% 27
Shropshire +3 93 £32,500 - 9
Solihull -2 82 £35,000 - 7
Worcestershire +3 79 £35,000 +21.57% 27
Wolverhampton +9 48 £31,000 +31.91% 14
Walsall -1 19 £30,500 -0.81% 5
Sutton Coldfield +1 15 £33,000 +1.54% 8
Herefordshire -15 14 £35,000 -0.71% 6
Halesowen -25 14 - - 1
West Bromwich 0 10 £40,000 +12.68% 4
Wednesbury - 4 £36,000 -
Dudley +1 3 £30,000 +11.11% 3
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 692 (50.99%) Microsoft
2 558 (41.12%) Active Directory
3 555 (40.90%) Windows Server
4 484 (35.67%) VMware
5 311 (22.92%) ITIL
6 303 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 273 (20.12%) Linux
8 267 (19.68%) SQL
9 265 (19.53%) Citrix
10 246 (18.13%) Office 365
11 245 (18.05%) SQL Server
12 242 (17.83%) Hyper-V
13 220 (16.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 219 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 209 (15.40%) Firewall
16 201 (14.81%) MS Exchange
17 200 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
18 174 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
19 165 (12.16%) Windows 10
20 163 (12.01%) Windows 7
20 163 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
21 160 (11.79%) Degree
22 153 (11.27%) Finance
23 145 (10.69%) Cisco
24 141 (10.39%) C#
24 141 (10.39%) LAN
25 138 (10.17%) Data Centre
26 137 (10.10%) SAN
27 133 (9.80%) DNS
28 127 (9.36%) WAN

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
1 201 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 82 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (5.90%) IIS
4 68 (5.01%) SharePoint
5 33 (2.43%) Apache
6 30 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.84%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.52%) Confluence
11 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.52%) JBoss
12 6 (0.44%) NetWeaver
12 6 (0.44%) SAS
12 6 (0.44%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.37%) CMS
14 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.29%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 200 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.44%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.37%) CATIA
8 4 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.29%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.29%) Snagit
8 4 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.15%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.15%) NASTRAN
11 1 (0.074%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.074%) Simulink
11 1 (0.074%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.074%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.37%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.37%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.37%) SAP PM
3 5 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.29%) assyst
4 4 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.29%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.22%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.22%) Sage 500
5 3 (0.22%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.15%) BPCS
6 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.074%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.074%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.074%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.074%) Movex
7 1 (0.074%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 246 (18.13%) Office 365
2 174 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.69%) IaaS
5 17 (1.25%) PaaS
6 15 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.11%) SaaS
7 6 (0.44%) npm
8 5 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.22%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.15%) Datadog
10 2 (0.15%) GitHub
10 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 209 (15.40%) Firewall
2 141 (10.39%) LAN
3 137 (10.10%) SAN
4 133 (9.80%) DNS
5 127 (9.36%) WAN
6 106 (7.81%) TCP/IP
7 84 (6.19%) DHCP
8 67 (4.94%) VPN
9 58 (4.27%) Internet
10 51 (3.76%) VoIP
11 42 (3.10%) NetScaler
12 38 (2.80%) SSL
13 37 (2.73%) VLAN
14 32 (2.36%) Skype
15 30 (2.21%) NAS
15 30 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
16 26 (1.92%) IPsec
17 24 (1.77%) Network Security
18 23 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (18.05%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (3.39%) MySQL
4 41 (3.02%) NoSQL
5 40 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 24 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (1.33%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.66%) Big Data
13 9 (0.66%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.52%) GIS
14 7 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.77%) TeamCity
4 21 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 16 (1.18%) Subversion
6 13 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.88%) JIRA
8 11 (0.81%) MSI
8 11 (0.81%) NUnit
8 11 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (0.81%) Selenium
8 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (0.81%) Toad
9 10 (0.74%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.74%) NuGet
10 9 (0.66%) Moq
10 9 (0.66%) MSTest
10 9 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (0.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 153 (11.27%) Finance
2 54 (3.98%) Retail
3 48 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 38 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.21%) Banking
6 27 (1.99%) Automotive
6 27 (1.99%) Marketing
7 18 (1.33%) Games
8 14 (1.03%) International Banking
9 11 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.66%) Advertising
11 8 (0.59%) Law
12 6 (0.44%) Legal
12 6 (0.44%) Publishing
13 4 (0.29%) Back Office
13 4 (0.29%) Billing
13 4 (0.29%) Electronics
13 4 (0.29%) Front Office
14 3 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 309 (22.77%) Analyst
2 160 (11.79%) Support Analyst
3 135 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 134 (9.87%) Support Engineer
5 107 (7.89%) Developer
6 89 (6.56%) IT Support
7 86 (6.34%) Consultant
8 78 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 75 (5.53%) IT Engineer
10 67 (4.94%) Service Analyst
11 61 (4.50%) Administrator
11 61 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
12 59 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
13 58 (4.27%) Architect
14 55 (4.05%) Technical Support
15 49 (3.61%) Desktop Support
16 47 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 47 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support
17 44 (3.24%) IT Analyst
18 41 (3.02%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (7.74%) .NET
2 57 (4.20%) HTML
3 43 (3.17%) XML
4 40 (2.95%) WPF
5 37 (2.73%) .NET Framework
6 36 (2.65%) CSS
7 35 (2.58%) ASP.NET
8 32 (2.36%) AngularJS
8 32 (2.36%) HTML5
8 32 (2.36%) Web Services
9 28 (2.06%) Entity Framework
10 24 (1.77%) WCF
10 24 (1.77%) WinForms
11 21 (1.55%) jQuery
12 19 (1.40%) JSON
12 19 (1.40%) Node.js
13 18 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (1.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 14 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 138 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 75 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 59 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.76%) Clustering
6 47 (3.46%) Driving Licence
7 36 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 33 (2.43%) Public Cloud
9 28 (2.06%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.69%) Fintech
11 19 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.33%) User Experience
12 18 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (1.11%) iSeries
13 15 (1.11%) PKI
13 15 (1.11%) Replication
14 14 (1.03%) AS400
14 14 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.03%) Mobile Games
15 13 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 555 (40.90%) Windows Server
2 273 (20.12%) Linux
3 220 (16.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 219 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (12.16%) Windows 10
6 163 (12.01%) Windows 7
7 87 (6.41%) Unix
8 76 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (4.27%) Android
10 50 (3.68%) Windows 8
11 43 (3.17%) Apple iOS
12 41 (3.02%) Windows XP
13 28 (2.06%) CentOS
14 26 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (1.69%) Windows Vista
16 17 (1.25%) Mac OS
17 16 (1.18%) Mac OS X
18 15 (1.11%) Ubuntu
18 15 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (22.92%) ITIL
2 120 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (7.07%) Project Management
4 78 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 74 (5.45%) Service Delivery
6 61 (4.50%) DevOps
6 61 (4.50%) Service Management
7 60 (4.42%) Software Engineering
8 58 (4.27%) Presales
9 56 (4.13%) Change Management
10 53 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
11 52 (3.83%) Scrum
12 50 (3.68%) Web Development
13 45 (3.32%) Customer Requirements
14 44 (3.24%) MVC
15 43 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (3.17%) Test Automation
16 42 (3.10%) SDLC
17 39 (2.87%) Migration
18 38 (2.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 267 (19.68%) SQL
2 141 (10.39%) C#
3 116 (8.55%) PowerShell
4 81 (5.97%) Java
5 61 (4.50%) JavaScript
6 52 (3.83%) Python
7 46 (3.39%) PHP
8 43 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 40 (2.95%) C++
10 28 (2.06%) C
11 26 (1.92%) VBScript
12 24 (1.77%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.62%) Ruby
14 14 (1.03%) Perl
14 14 (1.03%) VB.NET
15 12 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.81%) ABAP
17 9 (0.66%) VB
18 7 (0.52%) Embedded C
18 7 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 163 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (11.79%) Degree
3 105 (7.74%) MCSE
4 81 (5.97%) Security Cleared
5 72 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 54 (3.98%) MCSA
8 52 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 48 (3.54%) SC Cleared
10 43 (3.17%) CCNA
11 36 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
12 35 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (2.43%) MCITP
14 31 (2.28%) CCNP
15 28 (2.06%) MCP
16 23 (1.69%) CCA
17 22 (1.62%) ISEB
18 20 (1.47%) CCENT
19 19 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
20 18 (1.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (7.89%) SLA
2 33 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (2.43%) QA
3 20 (1.47%) COBIT
4 16 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.59%) MISRA
5 8 (0.59%) MISRA C
6 6 (0.44%) IEC 62304
6 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.44%) PMO
7 5 (0.37%) GPG13
7 5 (0.37%) ISO 13485
7 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.22%) GDPR
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.074%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.074%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.074%) TickIT
System Software
1 558 (41.12%) Active Directory
2 303 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (17.83%) Hyper-V
4 87 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
5 86 (6.34%) XenApp
6 71 (5.23%) vSphere
7 64 (4.72%) XenDesktop
8 61 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.18%) Docker
12 14 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.88%) VirtualBox
14 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.66%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.59%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.44%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.37%) iptables
17 5 (0.37%) Squid
Systems Management
1 105 (7.74%) SCCM
2 40 (2.95%) vCenter Server
3 36 (2.65%) SCVMM
4 35 (2.58%) Puppet
4 35 (2.58%) WSUS
5 31 (2.28%) Backup Exec
5 31 (2.28%) SCOM
6 27 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 26 (1.92%) Ansible
7 26 (1.92%) SCOrch
8 25 (1.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 24 (1.77%) vMotion
10 18 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.88%) SCDPM
12 11 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (0.74%) SCSM
14 9 (0.66%) AirWatch
15 8 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 692 (50.99%) Microsoft
2 484 (35.67%) VMware
3 265 (19.53%) Citrix
4 145 (10.69%) Cisco
5 59 (4.35%) HP
6 53 (3.91%) Oracle
7 52 (3.83%) NetApp
8 46 (3.39%) Dell
8 46 (3.39%) Veeam
9 36 (2.65%) Red Hat
10 33 (2.43%) Apple
10 33 (2.43%) IBM
11 29 (2.14%) Capita
11 29 (2.14%) EqualLogic
12 27 (1.99%) Ivanti
12 27 (1.99%) SolarWinds
13 24 (1.77%) Juniper
14 22 (1.62%) Symantec
15 20 (1.47%) SAP
16 18 (1.33%) Remedy