Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,179 1,336 1,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.84% 13.87% 12.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.93% 68.44% 58.89%
Number of salaries quoted 964 1,045 1,107
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -

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 1,639 1,952 2,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.63% 20.26% 20.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,268 1,562 1,751
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £24,750 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019. 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 0 449 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Warwickshire +9 134 £44,000 +31.34% 2
Coventry +4 129 £35,000 +5.26% 13
Staffordshire +1 128 £37,500 +36.36% 12
Worcestershire -4 126 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Solihull +9 100 £41,500 +12.16% 5
Shropshire -21 31 £42,500 +66.67% 2
Herefordshire -1 20 £36,500 +4.29% 1
Sutton Coldfield -8 14 £30,750 -2.38% 1
West Bromwich +2 7 £31,000 -1.59%
Wolverhampton +1 6 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Dudley +2 5 £25,000 -16.67% 2
Wednesbury - 4 £41,250 -
Walsall +1 3 £27,000 -11.48% 1
Halesowen +25 2 £25,000 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £30,000 -
Stourbridge - 1 £25,500 - 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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.

1 605 (51.31%) Microsoft
2 533 (45.21%) Active Directory
3 477 (40.46%) Windows Server
4 441 (37.40%) VMware
5 322 (27.31%) Office 365
6 316 (26.80%) ITIL
7 304 (25.78%) SQL
8 284 (24.09%) Linux
9 281 (23.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 266 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 255 (21.63%) SQL Server
12 237 (20.10%) Citrix
13 214 (18.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 214 (18.15%) Hyper-V
14 205 (17.39%) DNS
14 205 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
15 198 (16.79%) Firewall
15 198 (16.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 178 (15.10%) SCCM
17 177 (15.01%) MS Exchange
18 176 (14.93%) Cisco
19 174 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 174 (14.76%) Windows 10
20 173 (14.67%) DHCP
21 159 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
22 157 (13.32%) PowerShell
23 152 (12.89%) MCSE
24 151 (12.81%) .NET
25 145 (12.30%) Windows 7
26 141 (11.96%) C#

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
1 177 (15.01%) MS Exchange
2 120 (10.18%) SharePoint
3 58 (4.92%) IIS
4 33 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 32 (2.71%) Skype for Business
6 30 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
7 24 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (1.70%) IBM Notes
9 16 (1.36%) Confluence
10 12 (1.02%) SAS
10 12 (1.02%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.85%) Apache
11 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.34%) CMS
14 4 (0.34%) JBoss
15 3 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 205 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.25%) Simulink
5 3 (0.25%) Stateflow
5 3 (0.25%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.085%) ArchiCAD
7 1 (0.085%) InDesign
7 1 (0.085%) InVision
7 1 (0.085%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.085%) Revit
Business Applications
1 15 (1.27%) JDE OneWorld
2 11 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.59%) Workfront
4 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.34%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.085%) Infor LN
7 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 322 (27.31%) Office 365
2 281 (23.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.02%) IaaS
7 11 (0.93%) GitHub
7 11 (0.93%) NuGet
7 11 (0.93%) PaaS
7 11 (0.93%) SaaS
8 10 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.76%) npm
10 8 (0.68%) Serverless
11 7 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.51%) Azure Functions
12 6 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
12 6 (0.51%) Google Play
12 6 (0.51%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 205 (17.39%) DNS
2 198 (16.79%) Firewall
3 173 (14.67%) DHCP
4 122 (10.35%) LAN
5 113 (9.58%) WAN
6 103 (8.74%) SAN
7 84 (7.12%) TCP/IP
8 72 (6.11%) VLAN
9 65 (5.51%) Internet
10 64 (5.43%) VPN
11 63 (5.34%) Network Security
12 56 (4.75%) VoIP
13 46 (3.90%) Wireless
14 41 (3.48%) Skype
15 34 (2.88%) NAS
16 31 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
17 27 (2.29%) MPLS
17 27 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
18 25 (2.12%) SNMP
19 20 (1.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.82%) MySQL
3 27 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.76%) SQLite
9 8 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.59%) Big Data
10 7 (0.59%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.51%) MS Access
11 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 56 (4.75%) Visual Studio
2 48 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.12%) JIRA
5 20 (1.70%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 12 (1.02%) NUnit
8 10 (0.85%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.76%) Redmine
9 9 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
10 8 (0.68%) Ranorex
10 8 (0.68%) ReSharper
11 7 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.59%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.59%) Selenium
12 6 (0.51%) NSubstitute
12 6 (0.51%) Protractor
12 6 (0.51%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.42%) Toad
14 4 (0.34%) MSI
General
1 99 (8.40%) Finance
2 57 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.14%) Retail
4 22 (1.87%) Legal
4 22 (1.87%) Marketing
5 20 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.36%) Banking
7 13 (1.10%) Back Office
8 11 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.68%) Electronics
10 7 (0.59%) Automotive
10 7 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.34%) Games
11 4 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.34%) Military
12 3 (0.25%) Advertising
12 3 (0.25%) Billing
12 3 (0.25%) Law
13 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.085%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 187 (15.86%) Analyst
2 172 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 108 (9.16%) Support Engineer
4 106 (8.99%) IT Engineer
5 99 (8.40%) Developer
6 83 (7.04%) Support Analyst
7 77 (6.53%) IT Support
8 67 (5.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 57 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
10 53 (4.50%) Architect
11 52 (4.41%) .NET Developer
12 44 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
12 44 (3.73%) Software Developer
13 42 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
14 40 (3.39%) Administrator
15 37 (3.14%) Service Analyst
15 37 (3.14%) Team Leader
15 37 (3.14%) Technical Architect
16 36 (3.05%) C# Developer
17 35 (2.97%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (12.81%) .NET
2 64 (5.43%) ASP.NET
3 47 (3.99%) Web Services
4 46 (3.90%) HTML
5 43 (3.65%) WinForms
6 38 (3.22%) .NET Framework
6 38 (3.22%) CSS
7 36 (3.05%) Spring
8 35 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (2.54%) XML
10 28 (2.37%) AngularJS
10 28 (2.37%) HTML5
11 26 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 26 (2.21%) Entity Framework
12 24 (2.04%) jQuery
13 22 (1.87%) LDAP
14 20 (1.70%) .NET Core
14 20 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (1.44%) KnockoutJS
15 17 (1.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 134 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 104 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (7.29%) Clustering
4 74 (6.28%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (3.31%) Enterprise Storage
6 38 (3.22%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 25 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (1.95%) Replication
10 21 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 18 (1.53%) User Experience
12 17 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.27%) EPoS
14 13 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 13 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (1.02%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.93%) iSeries
17 10 (0.85%) Blackberry
17 10 (0.85%) CCTV
18 9 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 477 (40.46%) Windows Server
2 284 (24.09%) Linux
3 174 (14.76%) Windows 10
3 174 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 145 (12.30%) Windows 7
5 121 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 105 (8.91%) Unix
7 83 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (5.94%) Windows 8
9 31 (2.63%) Apple iOS
10 26 (2.21%) Android
10 26 (2.21%) CentOS
10 26 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.44%) Windows XP
12 16 (1.36%) Solaris
13 14 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.02%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.76%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.68%) MVS
17 5 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (26.80%) ITIL
2 198 (16.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 159 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
4 130 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (8.74%) Project Management
6 88 (7.46%) Service Delivery
7 83 (7.04%) Migration
8 80 (6.79%) Change Management
9 74 (6.28%) Service Management
10 59 (5.00%) DevOps
11 57 (4.83%) Customer Requirements
11 57 (4.83%) Incident Management
11 57 (4.83%) Software Engineering
12 56 (4.75%) Configuration Management
13 55 (4.66%) Data Protection
14 52 (4.41%) ITIL V3
15 49 (4.16%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (4.16%) Information Security
16 47 (3.99%) MVC
17 45 (3.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 304 (25.78%) SQL
2 157 (13.32%) PowerShell
3 141 (11.96%) C#
4 66 (5.60%) JavaScript
5 55 (4.66%) T-SQL
6 44 (3.73%) Python
7 38 (3.22%) C++
8 33 (2.80%) VB.NET
9 32 (2.71%) Bash Shell
10 30 (2.54%) Java
11 25 (2.12%) VBScript
12 15 (1.27%) C
12 15 (1.27%) RPG
12 15 (1.27%) RPG IV
13 14 (1.19%) R
14 10 (0.85%) VB
15 9 (0.76%) JCL
15 9 (0.76%) VB6
16 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 214 (18.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (12.89%) MCSE
3 108 (9.16%) Degree
4 81 (6.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 77 (6.53%) MCSA
6 63 (5.34%) Security Cleared
7 57 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (4.83%) ITIL Certification
8 56 (4.75%) MCITP
9 45 (3.82%) MCP
10 40 (3.39%) CCNA
11 32 (2.71%) CCNP
12 22 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
12 22 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (1.53%) SC Cleared
14 16 (1.36%) CCA
15 15 (1.27%) DV Cleared
16 12 (1.02%) CCAA
16 12 (1.02%) CISSP
16 12 (1.02%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (10.60%) SLA
2 54 (4.58%) GDPR
3 41 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.70%) QA
5 12 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.76%) COBIT
7 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.25%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.17%) PMO
10 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.085%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.085%) MISRA
10 1 (0.085%) MISRA C
System Software
1 533 (45.21%) Active Directory
2 266 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (18.15%) Hyper-V
4 88 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
5 66 (5.60%) XenApp
6 48 (4.07%) vSphere
7 47 (3.99%) XenDesktop
8 39 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (2.04%) Docker
10 20 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (1.19%) BitLocker
14 13 (1.10%) Firmware
15 9 (0.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 9 (0.76%) Time Sharing Option
16 7 (0.59%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.51%) KVM
18 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 178 (15.10%) SCCM
2 63 (5.34%) WSUS
3 45 (3.82%) SCOM
4 35 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 29 (2.46%) OpenView
6 28 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (2.04%) AirWatch
8 23 (1.95%) Puppet
9 22 (1.87%) SCVMM
10 21 (1.78%) Ansible
10 21 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 21 (1.78%) NetBackup
11 20 (1.70%) Netcool
12 19 (1.61%) Terraform
13 17 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (1.36%) Kubernetes
14 16 (1.36%) Linux-HA
15 15 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (1.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 605 (51.31%) Microsoft
2 441 (37.40%) VMware
3 237 (20.10%) Citrix
4 176 (14.93%) Cisco
5 141 (11.96%) HP
6 103 (8.74%) Dell
7 81 (6.87%) NetApp
8 70 (5.94%) Oracle
9 65 (5.51%) McAfee
10 58 (4.92%) IBM
11 52 (4.41%) Veeam
12 48 (4.07%) Symantec
13 37 (3.14%) Remedy
14 35 (2.97%) Forcepoint
15 30 (2.54%) CheckPoint
16 29 (2.46%) Apple
17 27 (2.29%) Nimble Storage
17 27 (2.29%) Red Hat
18 25 (2.12%) Meraki
19 24 (2.04%) SolarWinds