Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 8 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 725 1,135 1,325
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.03% 14.24% 13.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.40% 69.42% 69.63%
Number of salaries quoted 635 959 1,106
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.17% -1.37%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

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 949 1,635 1,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.60% 20.51% 19.57%
Number of salaries quoted 772 1,231 1,521
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Windows in the West Midlands

Windows
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 -6 178 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Staffordshire +6 115 £38,500 +2.67% 13
Warwickshire +15 111 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Solihull +2 93 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Coventry +11 92 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Worcestershire -1 29 £30,500 - 8
Shropshire +19 26 £32,500 -21.21% 5
Herefordshire +10 20 £46,250 +40.15% 7
Walsall +5 14 £23,500 -14.55% 1
Willenhall - 6 £26,250 -
Dudley +7 4 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield +4 4 £30,000 +3.45%
West Bromwich -6 4 £43,750 +41.13% 1
Wolverhampton +4 2 £75,000 +172.73%
Halesowen +3 2 £25,500 -1.92%
Smethwick 0 1 £25,500 +13.33%
Stourbridge 0 1 £75,000 +219.15%
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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.

1 345 (47.59%) Microsoft
2 282 (38.90%) VMware
3 247 (34.07%) Active Directory
4 237 (32.69%) Windows Server
5 234 (32.28%) Azure
6 224 (30.90%) Linux
7 208 (28.69%) Office 365
8 207 (28.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 157 (21.66%) ITIL
10 152 (20.97%) PowerShell
11 151 (20.83%) Hyper-V
12 136 (18.76%) SQL
13 132 (18.21%) Problem-Solving
14 127 (17.52%) Python
15 126 (17.38%) Firewall
16 122 (16.83%) Citrix
17 116 (16.00%) DNS
18 107 (14.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 105 (14.48%) MS Exchange
20 102 (14.07%) C#
21 97 (13.38%) SQL Server
22 96 (13.24%) Cisco
23 93 (12.83%) Windows 10
24 88 (12.14%) TCP/IP
25 85 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
26 83 (11.45%) DHCP
26 83 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
27 80 (11.03%) Change Management
28 73 (10.07%) Degree
29 70 (9.66%) Dell

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
1 105 (14.48%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.72%) IIS
5 13 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.55%) SAS
9 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.28%) Apache
10 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.28%) WordPress
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 46 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.41%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.41%) InVision
4 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.41%) UXPin
4 3 (0.41%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.28%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 234 (32.28%) Azure
2 208 (28.69%) Office 365
3 58 (8.00%) AWS
4 38 (5.24%) IaaS
5 32 (4.41%) PaaS
6 24 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (2.62%) SaaS
8 13 (1.79%) GCP
9 12 (1.66%) OneDrive
10 10 (1.38%) Power Platform
11 9 (1.24%) GitHub
12 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.69%) AWS CodePipeline
13 5 (0.69%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.69%) npm
14 4 (0.55%) Datadog
15 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.28%) PowerApps
16 2 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 126 (17.38%) Firewall
2 116 (16.00%) DNS
3 88 (12.14%) TCP/IP
4 83 (11.45%) DHCP
5 68 (9.38%) VPN
6 67 (9.24%) LAN
7 60 (8.28%) SAN
8 58 (8.00%) WAN
9 37 (5.10%) iSCSI
10 31 (4.28%) VLAN
11 29 (4.00%) Internet
12 25 (3.45%) Wireless
13 20 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (2.07%) Skype
15 12 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
16 11 (1.52%) Network Security
17 10 (1.38%) VoIP
18 9 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
19 6 (0.83%) SNMP
19 6 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.34%) Relational Database
3 14 (1.93%) Big Data
3 14 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (1.66%) Data Lake
4 12 (1.66%) MongoDB
4 12 (1.66%) MySQL
4 12 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.38%) Power BI
6 9 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.10%) Redis
8 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.55%) MS Access
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.07%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (1.52%) Subversion
6 10 (1.38%) JIRA
6 10 (1.38%) NUnit
7 7 (0.97%) GitLab
8 6 (0.83%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.69%) CircleCI
9 5 (0.69%) gulp
9 5 (0.69%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.69%) jspm
9 5 (0.69%) Moq
9 5 (0.69%) MSTest
9 5 (0.69%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.69%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.55%) RStudio
11 2 (0.28%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.28%) WinDbg
General
1 59 (8.14%) Finance
2 27 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.31%) Law
4 23 (3.17%) Public Sector
5 19 (2.62%) Retail
6 15 (2.07%) Games
7 14 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.52%) Advertising
8 11 (1.52%) Legal
9 10 (1.38%) Marketing
10 7 (0.97%) Digital Economy
11 6 (0.83%) Automotive
12 5 (0.69%) Billing
12 5 (0.69%) Electronics
13 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.41%) Back Office
14 3 (0.41%) Banking
15 2 (0.28%) Police
16 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 144 (19.86%) Analyst
2 89 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (11.31%) Developer
4 73 (10.07%) Support Analyst
5 53 (7.31%) Support Engineer
6 51 (7.03%) IT Engineer
7 48 (6.62%) Administrator
7 48 (6.62%) IT Support
8 42 (5.79%) Infrastructure Support
9 38 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
10 27 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 27 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 27 (3.72%) Consultant
11 26 (3.59%) Applications Support
12 25 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 25 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
12 25 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
13 23 (3.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (2.90%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.62%) .NET
2 29 (4.00%) Web Services
3 22 (3.03%) HTML
4 20 (2.76%) ASP.NET
5 19 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (2.34%) JSON
7 16 (2.21%) CSS
7 16 (2.21%) WCF
8 15 (2.07%) jQuery
9 14 (1.93%) Ajax
9 14 (1.93%) LAMP
9 14 (1.93%) REST
10 13 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.66%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.66%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.66%) SOAP
12 11 (1.52%) XML
12 11 (1.52%) YAML
13 10 (1.38%) React
14 9 (1.24%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (8.55%) Data Centre
3 51 (7.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 43 (5.93%) Management Information System
5 40 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (3.86%) Driving Licence
7 24 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
8 22 (3.03%) Clustering
9 17 (2.34%) Public Cloud
10 16 (2.21%) Replication
11 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.66%) Cyberattack
11 12 (1.66%) User Experience
12 10 (1.38%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.10%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.83%) AS400
15 6 (0.83%) CCTV
15 6 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 237 (32.69%) Windows Server
2 224 (30.90%) Linux
3 93 (12.83%) Windows 10
4 54 (7.45%) Windows 7
5 47 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (5.10%) Unix
8 31 (4.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 24 (3.31%) Mac OS
9 24 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (2.62%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.52%) Android
13 8 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.69%) SafeRTOS
14 5 (0.69%) VxWorks
15 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (21.66%) ITIL
2 132 (18.21%) Problem-Solving
3 107 (14.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 80 (11.03%) Change Management
5 64 (8.83%) Cybersecurity
6 63 (8.69%) DevOps
7 62 (8.55%) SIEM
8 59 (8.14%) Problem Management
9 58 (8.00%) Process Improvement
10 56 (7.72%) Information Security
10 56 (7.72%) Line Management
11 48 (6.62%) Decision-Making
11 48 (6.62%) Mentoring
12 47 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (6.48%) Server Management
13 32 (4.41%) Security Management
13 32 (4.41%) Service Management
13 32 (4.41%) Software Engineering
14 31 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 152 (20.97%) PowerShell
2 136 (18.76%) SQL
3 127 (17.52%) Python
4 102 (14.07%) C#
5 62 (8.55%) Java
6 58 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 55 (7.59%) Bash Shell
8 33 (4.55%) C++
9 28 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.90%) Perl
11 19 (2.62%) R
12 16 (2.21%) C
13 14 (1.93%) VBScript
14 11 (1.52%) TypeScript
14 11 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.38%) PHP
16 5 (0.69%) Go
16 5 (0.69%) VBA
17 2 (0.28%) KiXtart
17 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (10.07%) Degree
3 63 (8.69%) Security Cleared
4 59 (8.14%) MCSE
5 58 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 48 (6.62%) MCSA
7 22 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (2.76%) CREST Certified
9 13 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.66%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.66%) Server+ Certification
11 11 (1.52%) CCNA
12 10 (1.38%) CISSP
12 10 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.24%) CCNP
14 8 (1.10%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.97%) RHCE
16 6 (0.83%) GCIA
16 6 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.69%) SLA
2 57 (7.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.31%) BS25999
3 24 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 17 (2.34%) ISO 9001
5 16 (2.21%) GDPR
6 12 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.66%) NIST
6 12 (1.66%) QA
7 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 247 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 207 (28.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 61 (8.41%) XenApp
5 48 (6.62%) XenDesktop
6 32 (4.41%) vSphere
7 31 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (3.59%) BitLocker
9 25 (3.45%) NFS
10 24 (3.31%) Docker
11 18 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.83%) Firmware
16 4 (0.55%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 2 (0.28%) vCloud
17 2 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 68 (9.38%) SCCM
2 55 (7.59%) SCOM
3 34 (4.69%) Backup Exec
4 30 (4.14%) Ansible
5 29 (4.00%) Puppet
6 24 (3.31%) Kubernetes
7 20 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
9 17 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (1.79%) WSUS
13 12 (1.66%) Terraform
14 10 (1.38%) QRadar
15 9 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 9 (1.24%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.83%) Computer Incident Response Team
17 5 (0.69%) HP ALM
18 4 (0.55%) CASB
18 4 (0.55%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 345 (47.59%) Microsoft
2 282 (38.90%) VMware
3 122 (16.83%) Citrix
4 96 (13.24%) Cisco
5 70 (9.66%) Dell
6 53 (7.31%) Veeam
7 51 (7.03%) NetApp
8 38 (5.24%) Oracle
9 36 (4.97%) Red Hat
10 32 (4.41%) HP
11 31 (4.28%) Splunk
12 29 (4.00%) McAfee
13 24 (3.31%) Juniper
13 24 (3.31%) Sophos
14 23 (3.17%) EqualLogic
14 23 (3.17%) Symantec
15 22 (3.03%) LogRhythm
16 19 (2.62%) SolarWinds
17 15 (2.07%) Adobe
18 12 (1.66%) AlienVault