Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 384 1,080 1,178
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.55% 14.84% 13.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.78% 70.73% 70.96%
Number of salaries quoted 376 921 1,019
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +3.91%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,250 £20,875
90th Percentile £62,750 £62,500 £57,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +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 575 1,527 1,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.79% 20.98% 19.16%
Number of salaries quoted 445 1,177 1,357
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £24,700 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,100 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.86% -5.05% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -9 105 £47,500 +26.67% 31
Warwickshire +6 78 £48,510 +10.25% 16
Solihull 0 53 £42,500 -4.49% 5
Staffordshire 0 53 £47,500 +32.87% 18
Coventry -8 25 £42,500 -11.46% 10
Worcestershire -5 23 £41,697 +38.99% 12
Shropshire 0 20 £32,500 -23.53% 2
West Bromwich +4 5 £40,000 +63.27% 1
Wolverhampton +1 4 £28,250 -30.25% 2
Herefordshire +8 3 £33,250 -26.11% 2
Sutton Coldfield +13 1 £47,500 +63.79%
Walsall +6 1 £22,000 -1.12% 1
Dudley -1 1 £52,500 +110.00% 3
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 164 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 131 (34.11%) VMware
3 129 (33.59%) Azure
3 129 (33.59%) Windows Server
4 122 (31.77%) Office 365
5 114 (29.69%) Active Directory
6 105 (27.34%) Linux
7 97 (25.26%) PowerShell
8 94 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 84 (21.88%) ITIL
10 80 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
11 69 (17.97%) SQL
12 66 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
13 62 (16.15%) Citrix
14 57 (14.84%) Python
15 56 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
16 55 (14.32%) Cybersecurity
17 54 (14.06%) SQL Server
18 53 (13.80%) Windows 10
19 52 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 51 (13.28%) Degree
21 50 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
21 50 (13.02%) Microsoft Office
22 48 (12.50%) DNS
22 48 (12.50%) TCP/IP
22 48 (12.50%) Hyper-V
23 47 (12.24%) Change Management
24 43 (11.20%) AWS
25 42 (10.94%) SCCM
25 42 (10.94%) Firewall

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 28 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.99%) IIS
4 15 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.30%) Confluence
5 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.78%) WordPress
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) Drupal
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 50 (13.02%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.52%) InVision
4 2 (0.52%) UXPin
4 2 (0.52%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.52%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.52%) Workfront
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 129 (33.59%) Azure
2 122 (31.77%) Office 365
3 43 (11.20%) AWS
4 18 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (4.43%) GCP
6 16 (4.17%) PaaS
7 11 (2.86%) IaaS
7 11 (2.86%) OneDrive
8 10 (2.60%) GitHub
8 10 (2.60%) SaaS
9 8 (2.08%) npm
10 6 (1.56%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.04%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.52%) Azure LUIS
13 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.52%) OpenDNS
13 2 (0.52%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.26%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.50%) DNS
1 48 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 42 (10.94%) Firewall
3 41 (10.68%) SAN
4 40 (10.42%) DHCP
5 35 (9.11%) VPN
6 29 (7.55%) WAN
7 27 (7.03%) LAN
8 20 (5.21%) iSCSI
9 19 (4.95%) VLAN
10 18 (4.69%) Remote Desktop
11 14 (3.65%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (3.39%) Network Security
13 11 (2.86%) Internet
13 11 (2.86%) VoIP
14 10 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (2.08%) NetScaler
15 8 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (2.08%) Wireless
16 7 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.39%) Data Lake
2 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.13%) MySQL
4 10 (2.60%) Redis
5 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.82%) Big Data
6 7 (1.82%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.04%) Power BI
10 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.43%) JIRA
4 13 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (2.60%) NUnit
6 8 (2.08%) gulp
6 8 (2.08%) jspm
7 7 (1.82%) Moq
7 7 (1.82%) MSTest
8 6 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.04%) Subversion
10 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.78%) GitLab
10 3 (0.78%) Maven
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.78%) Selenium
10 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.52%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (7.29%) Finance
2 18 (4.69%) Legal
3 11 (2.86%) Law
3 11 (2.86%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.60%) Police
5 9 (2.34%) Advertising
5 9 (2.34%) Digital Economy
6 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.04%) Military
6 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.78%) Local Government
7 3 (0.78%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.52%) Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (17.19%) Analyst
2 49 (12.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (8.85%) IT Engineer
4 33 (8.59%) Support Analyst
5 32 (8.33%) IT Support
6 27 (7.03%) Developer
7 22 (5.73%) Azure Engineer
7 22 (5.73%) Support Engineer
8 18 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (4.43%) Desktop Support
9 17 (4.43%) Server Engineer
10 16 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.91%) IT Analyst
11 15 (3.91%) Security Engineer
11 15 (3.91%) Team Leader
12 14 (3.65%) Administrator
13 13 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
14 12 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.33%) .NET
2 24 (6.25%) HTML
3 21 (5.47%) CSS
4 18 (4.69%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (4.17%) jQuery
5 16 (4.17%) JSON
6 15 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (3.65%) WCF
7 14 (3.65%) XML
8 13 (3.39%) Ajax
8 13 (3.39%) React
8 13 (3.39%) REST
9 12 (3.13%) .NET Framework
9 12 (3.13%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.34%) OAuth
10 9 (2.34%) OpenID
11 8 (2.08%) Entity Framework
11 8 (2.08%) Sass
12 7 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.29%) Data Centre
4 24 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (4.95%) Cyberthreat
6 14 (3.65%) Clustering
6 14 (3.65%) Driving Licence
6 14 (3.65%) Replication
7 13 (3.39%) Cyberattack
8 10 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.08%) Private Cloud
10 8 (2.08%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.30%) AS400
11 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 129 (33.59%) Windows Server
2 105 (27.34%) Linux
3 53 (13.80%) Windows 10
4 37 (9.64%) Unix
5 31 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (6.77%) Windows 7
8 23 (5.99%) Mac OS
8 23 (5.99%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (2.60%) Android
12 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.04%) Solaris
14 2 (0.52%) AIX
14 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.26%) VMS
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (21.88%) ITIL
2 80 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (14.32%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 50 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (12.24%) Change Management
7 39 (10.16%) DevOps
8 34 (8.85%) Service Management
9 29 (7.55%) SIEM
10 28 (7.29%) Project Management
11 25 (6.51%) Software Engineering
12 24 (6.25%) Problem Management
12 24 (6.25%) Process Improvement
13 22 (5.73%) Analytics
13 22 (5.73%) Digital Forensics
13 22 (5.73%) Mentoring
13 22 (5.73%) Network Architecture
14 19 (4.95%) MVC
15 18 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (4.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (25.26%) PowerShell
2 69 (17.97%) SQL
3 57 (14.84%) Python
4 41 (10.68%) Java
5 34 (8.85%) Bash Shell
6 30 (7.81%) C#
6 30 (7.81%) Perl
7 27 (7.03%) C++
7 27 (7.03%) JavaScript
8 22 (5.73%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.39%) PHP
9 13 (3.39%) R
10 7 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.82%) VBScript
11 5 (1.30%) Go
12 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.52%) VB
14 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (13.28%) Degree
3 41 (10.68%) MCSE
4 40 (10.42%) MCSA
5 34 (8.85%) Security Cleared
6 30 (7.81%) SC Cleared
7 20 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (4.69%) CREST Certified
9 13 (3.39%) Server+ Certification
10 11 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (2.08%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.08%) RHCE
12 7 (1.82%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.82%) CCNA
12 7 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.82%) HNC
13 6 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.56%) MCDST
14 5 (1.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.07%) SLA
2 27 (7.03%) GDPR
3 22 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (3.65%) ISO 9001
5 13 (3.39%) NIST
6 11 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.56%) BS25999
7 6 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (1.04%) QA
9 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 114 (29.69%) Active Directory
2 94 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 28 (7.29%) Docker
5 23 (5.99%) XenApp
6 19 (4.95%) vSphere
7 15 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (3.13%) BitLocker
8 12 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (2.60%) XenDesktop
10 9 (2.34%) Firmware
10 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (1.82%) NFS
12 5 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.26%) HDFS
14 1 (0.26%) Varnish
14 1 (0.26%) vCloud
14 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (10.94%) SCCM
2 30 (7.81%) Ansible
3 25 (6.51%) Terraform
4 22 (5.73%) Puppet
5 19 (4.95%) Kubernetes
6 15 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (2.60%) Backup Exec
9 10 (2.60%) WSUS
10 9 (2.34%) MIIS
10 9 (2.34%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (2.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.56%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 5 (1.30%) SCOM
14 4 (1.04%) CSIRT
14 4 (1.04%) FortiGate
14 4 (1.04%) Nagios
14 4 (1.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 164 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 131 (34.11%) VMware
3 62 (16.15%) Citrix
4 41 (10.68%) Cisco
5 24 (6.25%) Oracle
5 24 (6.25%) Veeam
6 23 (5.99%) Red Hat
6 23 (5.99%) Symantec
7 20 (5.21%) Splunk
8 14 (3.65%) Dell
9 13 (3.39%) LogRhythm
10 12 (3.13%) AlienVault
10 12 (3.13%) NetApp
11 11 (2.86%) Sophos
12 10 (2.60%) Google
12 10 (2.60%) McAfee
12 10 (2.60%) Palo Alto
13 9 (2.34%) FireEye
13 9 (2.34%) HP
13 9 (2.34%) Tanium