Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,326 1,203 1,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.97% 12.27% 12.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.50% 57.34% 62.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,052 1,121 1,334
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,388 £20,645
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 1,908 2,098 2,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.10% 21.39% 19.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,520 1,817 1,997
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -2.03% +5.71%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,825 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +3 514 £40,000 +6.67% 50
Coventry +5 174 £35,000 -6.67% 20
Staffordshire -1 139 £33,500 +13.56% 29
Worcestershire +19 105 £35,000 +6.06% 23
Shropshire +3 92 £27,000 -22.86% 17
Warwickshire -6 92 £37,750 +7.86% 15
Solihull +7 56 £40,000 +14.29%
Wolverhampton +5 50 £31,000 -15.07% 5
Sutton Coldfield +12 26 £40,000 +9.59% 4
Dudley - 16 £26,000 - 5
Herefordshire +21 15 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Walsall -3 8 £30,000 -4.76%
West Bromwich +2 4 £30,500 -23.75%
Wednesbury - 2 £26,500 -
Tipton - 2 £35,500 - 1
Smethwick +1 1 £32,500 +83.10% 1
Halesowen - 1 £21,500 - 2
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 606 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 589 (44.42%) Windows Server
3 578 (43.59%) Active Directory
4 455 (34.31%) VMware
5 312 (23.53%) SQL
6 307 (23.15%) ITIL
7 292 (22.02%) SQL Server
8 287 (21.64%) Office 365
9 266 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 239 (18.02%) Linux
11 237 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 228 (17.19%) Windows 7
13 219 (16.52%) Citrix
14 216 (16.29%) Microsoft Office
15 215 (16.21%) MS Exchange
16 212 (15.99%) Windows 10
17 210 (15.84%) Hyper-V
18 207 (15.61%) Degree
19 198 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
20 186 (14.03%) Firewall
21 183 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
22 181 (13.65%) Problem-Solving
23 168 (12.67%) Finance
24 166 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
25 162 (12.22%) SLA
26 158 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
27 156 (11.76%) Data Centre
27 156 (11.76%) PowerShell
28 151 (11.39%) C#
29 148 (11.16%) Agile Software Development

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
1 215 (16.21%) MS Exchange
2 104 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 87 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (5.51%) IIS
5 30 (2.26%) Apache
6 23 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (1.51%) Confluence
8 18 (1.36%) nginx
9 17 (1.28%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.06%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.83%) MTS
12 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.60%) JBoss
13 8 (0.60%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.45%) Anypoint
15 6 (0.45%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.38%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 216 (16.29%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.53%) Simulink
5 7 (0.53%) Stateflow
6 6 (0.45%) TargetLink
7 5 (0.38%) ProjectWise
8 4 (0.30%) CATIA
9 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.15%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.15%) Blender
10 2 (0.15%) NASTRAN
10 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.38%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.38%) SAP MM
2 5 (0.38%) SAP PM
2 5 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) Sage 1000
4 2 (0.15%) Sage 500
5 1 (0.075%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.075%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.075%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.075%) Movex
5 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.075%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.075%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 287 (21.64%) Office 365
2 198 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.04%) IaaS
5 26 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (1.73%) PaaS
7 16 (1.21%) SaaS
8 8 (0.60%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.45%) CloudFront
10 6 (0.45%) Serverless
11 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.30%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.15%) GitHub
15 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 186 (14.03%) Firewall
2 145 (10.94%) DNS
3 142 (10.71%) LAN
4 138 (10.41%) WAN
5 120 (9.05%) TCP/IP
6 97 (7.32%) SAN
7 96 (7.24%) DHCP
8 78 (5.88%) VPN
9 60 (4.52%) VoIP
10 59 (4.45%) Internet
10 59 (4.45%) SSL
11 46 (3.47%) VLAN
12 45 (3.39%) NetScaler
13 36 (2.71%) Remote Desktop
14 35 (2.64%) IPsec
15 34 (2.56%) Network Security
16 27 (2.04%) MPLS
17 25 (1.89%) Wireless
18 18 (1.36%) Skype
19 17 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (22.02%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 36 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.66%) MySQL
7 22 (1.66%) NoSQL
8 20 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.06%) GIS
12 13 (0.98%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
17 7 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
18 6 (0.45%) DTS
Development Applications
1 52 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 37 (2.79%) Visual Studio
4 28 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (1.89%) GoCD
6 21 (1.58%) JIRA
7 18 (1.36%) Subversion
8 17 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (1.28%) Bitbucket
9 16 (1.21%) Vagrant
10 15 (1.13%) MSI
10 15 (1.13%) NUnit
11 14 (1.06%) TeamCity
11 14 (1.06%) WiX
12 11 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.68%) MSTest
14 9 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.60%) Moq
15 8 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 168 (12.67%) Finance
2 53 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 46 (3.47%) Retail
4 36 (2.71%) Banking
5 31 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.19%) Marketing
7 27 (2.04%) Automotive
8 24 (1.81%) Legal
9 18 (1.36%) International Banking
10 14 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.68%) Publishing
12 8 (0.60%) Law
13 6 (0.45%) Electronics
14 5 (0.38%) Advertising
14 5 (0.38%) Billing
14 5 (0.38%) French Language
14 5 (0.38%) German Language
15 4 (0.30%) Back Office
15 4 (0.30%) Games
16 3 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 260 (19.61%) Analyst
2 139 (10.48%) Developer
3 137 (10.33%) Support Analyst
4 136 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 132 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 113 (8.52%) IT Support
7 82 (6.18%) Consultant
7 82 (6.18%) IT Engineer
8 76 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 75 (5.66%) Desktop Support
10 55 (4.15%) Administrator
11 54 (4.07%) IT Analyst
12 53 (4.00%) Team Leader
13 52 (3.92%) Architect
14 51 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 49 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
16 48 (3.62%) Service Analyst
17 46 (3.47%) 1st Line Support
18 45 (3.39%) IT Support Analyst
19 42 (3.17%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (9.73%) .NET
2 59 (4.45%) HTML
3 52 (3.92%) .NET Framework
4 49 (3.70%) XML
5 48 (3.62%) CSS
5 48 (3.62%) WinForms
6 46 (3.47%) Entity Framework
7 45 (3.39%) Web Services
8 42 (3.17%) WPF
9 40 (3.02%) ASP.NET
10 37 (2.79%) WCF
11 36 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (2.04%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.73%) RESTful
14 19 (1.43%) REST
15 17 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (1.28%) JSON
16 16 (1.21%) HTML5
16 16 (1.21%) Node.js
17 14 (1.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 158 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
2 156 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 111 (8.37%) Computer Science
4 108 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 41 (3.09%) Driving Licence
7 39 (2.94%) Clustering
8 37 (2.79%) Public Cloud
9 26 (1.96%) Fintech
10 25 (1.89%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.73%) User Experience
12 21 (1.58%) AS400
12 21 (1.58%) iSeries
13 20 (1.51%) Private Cloud
14 15 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
15 14 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.06%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.98%) Replication
17 11 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
18 8 (0.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 589 (44.42%) Windows Server
2 239 (18.02%) Linux
3 237 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 228 (17.19%) Windows 7
5 212 (15.99%) Windows 10
6 183 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 69 (5.20%) Unix
9 61 (4.60%) Windows 8
10 49 (3.70%) Windows XP
11 46 (3.47%) Android
12 28 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (1.96%) Apple iOS
14 22 (1.66%) Windows Vista
15 21 (1.58%) Mac OS
16 19 (1.43%) Mac OS X
17 16 (1.21%) CentOS
18 9 (0.68%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
20 5 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (23.15%) ITIL
2 181 (13.65%) Problem-Solving
3 148 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (8.07%) Project Management
5 97 (7.32%) Software Engineering
6 95 (7.16%) Service Delivery
7 92 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 78 (5.88%) Service Management
9 58 (4.37%) DevOps
9 58 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (4.30%) Presales
11 55 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 53 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 51 (3.85%) Migration
14 50 (3.77%) PRINCE2
15 48 (3.62%) ITIL V3
16 46 (3.47%) Customer Requirements
16 46 (3.47%) Scrum
17 45 (3.39%) Analytics
18 44 (3.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 312 (23.53%) SQL
2 156 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 151 (11.39%) C#
4 77 (5.81%) Java
5 73 (5.51%) JavaScript
6 65 (4.90%) Python
7 60 (4.52%) T-SQL
8 59 (4.45%) VBScript
9 45 (3.39%) Bash Shell
10 40 (3.02%) Ruby
11 29 (2.19%) C++
12 27 (2.04%) VB.NET
13 24 (1.81%) C
14 22 (1.66%) Perl
15 18 (1.36%) VB
16 16 (1.21%) PHP
17 11 (0.83%) ABAP
18 7 (0.53%) Embedded C
19 6 (0.45%) Jython
19 6 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 207 (15.61%) Degree
2 166 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 131 (9.88%) MCSE
4 109 (8.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 71 (5.35%) MCP
6 64 (4.83%) Security Cleared
7 54 (4.07%) MCSA
8 51 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
9 43 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (3.02%) CCNA
11 26 (1.96%) MCITP
12 21 (1.58%) SC Cleared
12 21 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.43%) ISEB
14 17 (1.28%) CCNP
14 17 (1.28%) ISTQB
15 16 (1.21%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (0.75%) DV Cleared
18 7 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (12.22%) SLA
2 58 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.04%) COBIT
4 18 (1.36%) QA
5 16 (1.21%) GDPR
6 14 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.60%) PMO
8 6 (0.45%) HAZOP
9 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.075%) GCP
11 1 (0.075%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.075%) TickIT
11 1 (0.075%) WCAG
System Software
1 578 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 266 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (15.84%) Hyper-V
4 123 (9.28%) VMware ESXi
5 91 (6.86%) XenApp
6 90 (6.79%) XenDesktop
7 86 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 78 (5.88%) vSphere
9 30 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (1.89%) Docker
11 19 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.75%) Firmware
13 9 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.60%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.53%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.45%) Squid
16 6 (0.45%) Xen
17 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.30%) PowerHA
18 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 136 (10.26%) SCCM
2 59 (4.45%) SCVMM
3 50 (3.77%) vCenter Server
4 39 (2.94%) WSUS
5 36 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 36 (2.71%) vMotion
6 30 (2.26%) NetBackup
7 28 (2.11%) SCOrch
8 26 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 24 (1.81%) Ansible
9 24 (1.81%) Backup Exec
10 22 (1.66%) Puppet
11 20 (1.51%) SCDPM
12 19 (1.43%) SCSM
13 18 (1.36%) Terraform
14 15 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (1.06%) AirWatch
16 13 (0.98%) Kubernetes
16 13 (0.98%) QRadar
17 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 606 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 455 (34.31%) VMware
3 219 (16.52%) Citrix
4 134 (10.11%) Cisco
5 67 (5.05%) HP
6 47 (3.54%) Oracle
7 46 (3.47%) ServiceNow
8 43 (3.24%) NetApp
9 37 (2.79%) Ivanti
10 30 (2.26%) Remedy
11 29 (2.19%) Veeam
12 28 (2.11%) IBM
12 28 (2.11%) Red Hat
13 25 (1.89%) Dell
14 24 (1.81%) SAP
15 23 (1.73%) SolarWinds
16 22 (1.66%) Apple
17 20 (1.51%) Atlassian
18 19 (1.43%) Xamarin
19 17 (1.28%) Meraki