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

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,328 1,213 1,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.63% 12.31% 12.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.93% 59.37% 62.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,035 1,124 1,254
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £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 1,955 2,043 2,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.07% 20.74% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,564 1,768 1,915
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 April 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 April 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 +8 512 £40,000 - 54
Staffordshire +4 172 £27,500 -11.29% 65
Coventry -2 155 £32,750 -12.67% 31
Warwickshire -9 111 £33,500 -1.47% 29
Worcestershire +7 90 £35,000 +6.06% 37
Shropshire +1 79 £23,250 -31.62% 23
Wolverhampton +4 65 £30,500 -15.86% 12
Solihull +4 63 £37,000 +9.63% 10
Sutton Coldfield +8 20 £31,500 -13.70% 5
Walsall -5 8 £30,500 -3.17% 7
Halesowen - 8 - - 5
Herefordshire -10 7 £35,000 -12.50% 7
West Bromwich 0 5 £31,500 -25.88% 5
Dudley -5 3 £30,000 +11.11% 3
Smethwick -1 1 £32,500 +85.71% 3
Wednesbury - 1 £36,000 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 658 (49.55%) Microsoft
2 571 (43.00%) Windows Server
3 568 (42.77%) Active Directory
4 496 (37.35%) VMware
5 298 (22.44%) ITIL
6 296 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 289 (21.76%) SQL
8 272 (20.48%) SQL Server
9 268 (20.18%) Office 365
10 267 (20.11%) Linux
11 235 (17.70%) Citrix
12 234 (17.62%) Hyper-V
13 231 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 218 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
15 206 (15.51%) Windows 10
16 202 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 195 (14.68%) Windows 7
18 187 (14.08%) Degree
19 183 (13.78%) MS Exchange
20 180 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
21 178 (13.40%) Firewall
22 167 (12.58%) Finance
23 156 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
23 156 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
24 155 (11.67%) PowerShell
25 151 (11.37%) Data Centre
26 137 (10.32%) SLA
27 136 (10.24%) DNS
28 132 (9.94%) SCCM
29 130 (9.79%) LAN

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
1 183 (13.78%) MS Exchange
2 84 (6.33%) IIS
3 78 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (5.42%) SharePoint
5 33 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (2.03%) Apache
7 17 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.13%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.05%) Confluence
9 14 (1.05%) nginx
10 11 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.83%) MTS
11 10 (0.75%) JBoss
12 9 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.45%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.45%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.45%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 218 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.60%) CATIA
5 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.38%) ProjectWise
7 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.30%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.15%) Abaqus
9 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.15%) NASTRAN
9 2 (0.15%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.15%) Snagit
10 1 (0.075%) Simulink
10 1 (0.075%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.075%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.38%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.38%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.38%) SAP PM
3 5 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.30%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.23%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.23%) Sage 500
5 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.075%) BPCS
7 1 (0.075%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.075%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.075%) Movex
7 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.075%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.075%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 268 (20.18%) Office 365
2 180 (13.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.48%) IaaS
5 26 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (1.96%) PaaS
6 19 (1.43%) SaaS
7 7 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.45%) CloudFront
8 6 (0.45%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.30%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) NuGet
12 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.15%) Yammer
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 178 (13.40%) Firewall
2 136 (10.24%) DNS
3 130 (9.79%) LAN
4 119 (8.96%) WAN
5 105 (7.91%) SAN
6 98 (7.38%) TCP/IP
7 89 (6.70%) DHCP
8 77 (5.80%) VPN
9 56 (4.22%) VoIP
10 55 (4.14%) Internet
10 55 (4.14%) SSL
11 47 (3.54%) NetScaler
12 45 (3.39%) VLAN
13 34 (2.56%) Network Security
14 29 (2.18%) IPsec
14 29 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (1.81%) Skype
15 24 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (1.81%) Wireless
16 18 (1.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 34 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (2.41%) NoSQL
6 30 (2.26%) MySQL
7 29 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (0.98%) GIS
12 12 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.53%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.45%) DTS
Development Applications
1 44 (3.31%) Git (software)
1 44 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 21 (1.58%) GoCD
3 20 (1.51%) Subversion
4 17 (1.28%) JIRA
5 16 (1.20%) Bitbucket
5 16 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.13%) Vagrant
7 14 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.05%) MSI
7 14 (1.05%) NUnit
8 13 (0.98%) WiX
9 12 (0.90%) Moq
9 12 (0.90%) MSTest
9 12 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
10 11 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.60%) Toad
General
1 167 (12.58%) Finance
2 45 (3.39%) Retail
2 45 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.94%) Banking
3 39 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 22 (1.66%) International Banking
5 21 (1.58%) Marketing
6 19 (1.43%) Automotive
7 16 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.90%) Games
8 12 (0.90%) Legal
9 9 (0.68%) Law
10 7 (0.53%) Publishing
11 6 (0.45%) Advertising
12 5 (0.38%) Billing
13 4 (0.30%) Electronics
13 4 (0.30%) French Language
13 4 (0.30%) Front Office
13 4 (0.30%) German Language
14 3 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 279 (21.01%) Analyst
2 151 (11.37%) Support Analyst
3 145 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 113 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 106 (7.98%) IT Support
6 101 (7.61%) Consultant
7 96 (7.23%) Developer
8 86 (6.48%) IT Engineer
9 80 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 62 (4.67%) Administrator
10 62 (4.67%) Service Analyst
11 57 (4.29%) Architect
12 52 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
13 47 (3.54%) IT Analyst
14 45 (3.39%) Technical Support
15 42 (3.16%) 1st Line Support
16 41 (3.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 40 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
18 38 (2.86%) .NET Developer
18 38 (2.86%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (7.38%) .NET
2 44 (3.31%) HTML
3 41 (3.09%) .NET Framework
4 38 (2.86%) WPF
5 37 (2.79%) XML
6 36 (2.71%) Web Services
7 31 (2.33%) CSS
8 30 (2.26%) Entity Framework
9 28 (2.11%) WinForms
10 26 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 25 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 25 (1.88%) WCF
12 23 (1.73%) AngularJS
13 16 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (1.20%) HTML5
13 16 (1.20%) RESTful
14 15 (1.13%) JSON
14 15 (1.13%) Spring
15 14 (1.05%) REST
16 13 (0.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 151 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 105 (7.91%) Self-Motivation
3 95 (7.15%) Computer Science
4 90 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (3.61%) Driving Licence
6 47 (3.54%) Management Information System
7 41 (3.09%) Clustering
8 34 (2.56%) Public Cloud
9 29 (2.18%) Fintech
9 29 (2.18%) Private Cloud
10 24 (1.81%) User Experience
11 22 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.36%) iSeries
12 18 (1.36%) Replication
13 16 (1.20%) AS400
14 13 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.90%) PKI
15 12 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 571 (43.00%) Windows Server
2 267 (20.11%) Linux
3 231 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 206 (15.51%) Windows 10
5 202 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 195 (14.68%) Windows 7
7 81 (6.10%) Unix
8 71 (5.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (4.14%) Windows 8
10 51 (3.84%) Windows XP
11 50 (3.77%) Android
12 33 (2.48%) Apple iOS
13 31 (2.33%) Windows Vista
14 25 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.66%) CentOS
16 21 (1.58%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.90%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.83%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
20 9 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (22.44%) ITIL
2 156 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
3 125 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (8.13%) Project Management
5 85 (6.40%) Service Delivery
6 73 (5.50%) Software Engineering
7 69 (5.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 68 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 66 (4.97%) DevOps
10 61 (4.59%) Presales
11 60 (4.52%) Service Management
12 49 (3.69%) Scrum
13 47 (3.54%) Customer Requirements
14 46 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (3.24%) Migration
15 43 (3.24%) PRINCE2
16 40 (3.01%) Time Management
17 36 (2.71%) Continuous Improvement
18 35 (2.64%) MVC
18 35 (2.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 289 (21.76%) SQL
2 155 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 125 (9.41%) C#
4 83 (6.25%) Java
5 73 (5.50%) Python
6 48 (3.61%) VBScript
7 46 (3.46%) Bash Shell
8 44 (3.31%) JavaScript
9 41 (3.09%) T-SQL
10 36 (2.71%) C++
11 35 (2.64%) Ruby
12 31 (2.33%) PHP
13 23 (1.73%) C
13 23 (1.73%) Perl
14 16 (1.20%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.05%) VB
16 11 (0.83%) ABAP
17 8 (0.60%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.60%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.53%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 187 (14.08%) Degree
2 156 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 122 (9.19%) MCSE
4 87 (6.55%) Security Cleared
5 81 (6.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 50 (3.77%) MCSA
7 48 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (3.31%) MCP
10 43 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
11 39 (2.94%) SC Cleared
12 37 (2.79%) CCNA
13 33 (2.48%) MCITP
14 27 (2.03%) CCNP
15 25 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
16 23 (1.73%) CCA
17 16 (1.20%) ISEB
18 14 (1.05%) NVQ Level 3
19 13 (0.98%) ISTQB
19 13 (0.98%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (10.32%) SLA
2 46 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.11%) QA
4 23 (1.73%) COBIT
5 13 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.68%) PMO
7 7 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.38%) GPG13
8 5 (0.38%) IEC 62304
8 5 (0.38%) MISRA
8 5 (0.38%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.23%) GDPR
10 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.075%) TickIT
System Software
1 568 (42.77%) Active Directory
2 296 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 234 (17.62%) Hyper-V
4 107 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
4 107 (8.06%) XenApp
5 90 (6.78%) XenDesktop
6 86 (6.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 81 (6.10%) vSphere
8 29 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.96%) Docker
10 24 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.90%) VirtualBox
13 9 (0.68%) BitLocker
13 9 (0.68%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.60%) Firmware
14 8 (0.60%) iptables
14 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.60%) Squid
15 7 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (9.94%) SCCM
2 55 (4.14%) SCVMM
3 45 (3.39%) vCenter Server
4 40 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 36 (2.71%) SCOrch
6 35 (2.64%) WSUS
7 34 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 32 (2.41%) Backup Exec
8 32 (2.41%) vMotion
9 29 (2.18%) Puppet
10 28 (2.11%) Ansible
11 23 (1.73%) SCDPM
12 21 (1.58%) SCOM
12 21 (1.58%) SCSM
13 18 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (1.20%) Terraform
15 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
16 14 (1.05%) AirWatch
17 12 (0.90%) Kubernetes
17 12 (0.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 658 (49.55%) Microsoft
2 496 (37.35%) VMware
3 235 (17.70%) Citrix
4 111 (8.36%) Cisco
5 53 (3.99%) HP
6 51 (3.84%) Oracle
7 50 (3.77%) Veeam
8 38 (2.86%) Apple
9 32 (2.41%) IBM
10 29 (2.18%) Ivanti
10 29 (2.18%) Red Hat
11 27 (2.03%) NetApp
12 25 (1.88%) Capita
13 23 (1.73%) Symantec
14 20 (1.51%) SAP
14 20 (1.51%) ServiceNow
15 19 (1.43%) Atlassian
15 19 (1.43%) Dell
16 17 (1.28%) Sophos
17 16 (1.20%) SolarWinds