Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1258 1538 1556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.74% 13.06% 13.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.08% 65.00% 68.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 1382 1433
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £52,500
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 2094 2366 2264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.21% 20.10% 20.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1831 1973 2006
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -1 486 £38,500 +10.00% 30
Coventry +2 189 £34,875 +29.17% 12
Warwickshire -4 133 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Staffordshire 0 128 £27,500 -15.38% 11
Shropshire +15 100 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Worcestershire -13 58 £31,500 +1.61% 2
Solihull -2 49 £26,500 -24.29% 7
Walsall -2 15 £42,500 +57.41% 1
Herefordshire -21 14 £42,500 +41.67%
West Bromwich -4 12 £40,000 +11.11%
Wolverhampton +2 9 £36,500 +15.87% 2
Halesowen -28 7 - - 2
Wednesbury - 6 £25,250 -
Sutton Coldfield -12 2 £20,000 -16.67% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 604 (48.01%) Microsoft
2 489 (38.87%) Windows Server
3 488 (38.79%) Active Directory
4 406 (32.27%) VMware
5 300 (23.85%) ITIL
6 287 (22.81%) Linux
7 262 (20.83%) SQL
8 244 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 236 (18.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 225 (17.89%) Citrix
11 214 (17.01%) SQL Server
12 197 (15.66%) Firewall
13 193 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
14 189 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 186 (14.79%) Cisco
16 181 (14.39%) Windows 7
17 180 (14.31%) Hyper-V
18 174 (13.83%) Microsoft Office
19 172 (13.67%) MS Exchange
20 166 (13.20%) Office 365
21 162 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
22 160 (12.72%) PowerShell
23 159 (12.64%) Windows 10
24 147 (11.69%) SCCM
25 146 (11.61%) C#
26 145 (11.53%) DNS
27 139 (11.05%) Data Centre
28 137 (10.89%) SAN
29 136 (10.81%) LAN
30 129 (10.25%) TCP/IP

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
1 172 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 90 (7.15%) IIS
3 82 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 61 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (3.50%) Apache
6 37 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 20 (1.59%) Confluence
9 19 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.03%) CMS
12 12 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.87%) nginx
13 11 (0.87%) SAS
14 10 (0.79%) Umbraco
15 7 (0.56%) JBoss
15 7 (0.56%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.48%) WordPress
17 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 174 (13.83%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.32%) Simulink
6 4 (0.32%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.24%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.24%) Maple
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) CATIA
8 2 (0.16%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.16%) Snagit
9 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.03%) assyst
2 9 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (0.72%) Workfront
3 7 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.48%) BPCS
5 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.16%) GoldMine
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.079%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.079%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.079%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 193 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (13.20%) Office 365
3 55 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.07%) IaaS
5 20 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (1.11%) SaaS
7 11 (0.87%) PaaS
8 10 (0.79%) G Suite
9 6 (0.48%) npm
10 5 (0.40%) GitHub
10 5 (0.40%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.32%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.32%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.16%) Datadog
13 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.079%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 197 (15.66%) Firewall
2 145 (11.53%) DNS
3 137 (10.89%) SAN
4 136 (10.81%) LAN
5 129 (10.25%) TCP/IP
6 117 (9.30%) WAN
7 107 (8.51%) DHCP
8 79 (6.28%) VPN
9 42 (3.34%) Internet
10 39 (3.10%) VLAN
11 35 (2.78%) NAS
12 34 (2.70%) VoIP
13 26 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (1.99%) NetScaler
15 24 (1.91%) Skype
16 22 (1.75%) WLAN
17 21 (1.67%) Network Security
18 19 (1.51%) Wireless
19 18 (1.43%) MPLS
19 18 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (3.58%) MySQL
4 32 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.79%) DB2
11 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.64%) Big Data
12 8 (0.64%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 40 (3.18%) Visual Studio
2 37 (2.94%) TeamCity
3 36 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 29 (2.31%) Jenkins
5 26 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (1.91%) NuGet
7 23 (1.83%) JIRA
7 23 (1.83%) Subversion
8 18 (1.43%) InstallShield
8 18 (1.43%) MSI
9 15 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 14 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (0.95%) ClearQuest
12 12 (0.95%) Selenium
13 10 (0.79%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.79%) JUnit
14 8 (0.64%) Vagrant
15 7 (0.56%) MSTest
General
1 98 (7.79%) Finance
2 84 (6.68%) Retail
3 54 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 38 (3.02%) Automotive
5 27 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.83%) Marketing
7 21 (1.67%) Advertising
8 15 (1.19%) Electronics
8 15 (1.19%) Games
9 9 (0.72%) Banking
10 7 (0.56%) Law
11 6 (0.48%) Back Office
11 6 (0.48%) Legal
12 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.16%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.079%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.079%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.079%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.079%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 245 (19.48%) Analyst
2 145 (11.53%) Developer
3 143 (11.37%) Support Engineer
4 119 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 106 (8.43%) Support Analyst
6 97 (7.71%) IT Support
7 62 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 61 (4.85%) Desktop Support
9 57 (4.53%) IT Engineer
10 54 (4.29%) C# Developer
11 53 (4.21%) .NET Developer
11 53 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
12 52 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
13 51 (4.05%) Web Developer
14 45 (3.58%) Administrator
14 45 (3.58%) Technical Support
15 40 (3.18%) IT Analyst
15 40 (3.18%) Service Analyst
16 38 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 38 (3.02%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (10.02%) .NET
2 82 (6.52%) HTML
3 77 (6.12%) CSS
4 56 (4.45%) AngularJS
5 54 (4.29%) ASP.NET
6 53 (4.21%) jQuery
7 41 (3.26%) XML
8 36 (2.86%) Web Services
9 35 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (2.70%) .NET Framework
11 29 (2.31%) HTML5
12 28 (2.23%) WPF
13 23 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (1.75%) Entity Framework
15 19 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 19 (1.51%) Backbone.js
15 19 (1.51%) LAMP
16 18 (1.43%) SOAP
17 17 (1.35%) 802.1X
17 17 (1.35%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 139 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 76 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.82%) Driving Licence
4 45 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.42%) Clustering
6 39 (3.10%) Enterprise Storage
7 33 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.31%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.43%) Robotics
10 17 (1.35%) Social Media
11 15 (1.19%) iPad
11 15 (1.19%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.03%) AS400
13 13 (1.03%) iSeries
13 13 (1.03%) PKI
14 12 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 489 (38.87%) Windows Server
2 287 (22.81%) Linux
3 236 (18.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 189 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 181 (14.39%) Windows 7
6 159 (12.64%) Windows 10
7 95 (7.55%) Unix
8 87 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 60 (4.77%) Windows 8
10 50 (3.97%) Android
11 45 (3.58%) Apple iOS
12 40 (3.18%) Windows XP
13 30 (2.38%) Windows Vista
14 25 (1.99%) CentOS
15 19 (1.51%) Mac OS X
16 18 (1.43%) Ubuntu
16 18 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
17 13 (1.03%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 8 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (23.85%) ITIL
2 108 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (7.00%) MVC
3 88 (7.00%) Web Development
4 87 (6.92%) Project Management
5 76 (6.04%) Configuration Management
6 73 (5.80%) Change Management
7 68 (5.41%) Service Management
8 62 (4.93%) DevOps
9 57 (4.53%) Root Cause Analysis
10 54 (4.29%) SDLC
10 54 (4.29%) Service Delivery
11 52 (4.13%) Incident Management
11 52 (4.13%) Software Engineering
12 50 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
13 46 (3.66%) Problem Management
14 45 (3.58%) Process Improvement
15 42 (3.34%) Presales
16 41 (3.26%) Scrum
16 41 (3.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 262 (20.83%) SQL
2 160 (12.72%) PowerShell
3 146 (11.61%) C#
4 107 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 87 (6.92%) Java
6 53 (4.21%) Bash Shell
7 42 (3.34%) VB.NET
7 42 (3.34%) VBScript
8 41 (3.26%) PHP
9 34 (2.70%) C
9 34 (2.70%) Python
10 32 (2.54%) C++
11 28 (2.23%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.75%) VB
13 20 (1.59%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.27%) Perl
15 11 (0.87%) Embedded C
15 11 (0.87%) MATLAB
16 8 (0.64%) Ruby
17 5 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 162 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (9.54%) Degree
3 106 (8.43%) MCSE
4 86 (6.84%) MCSA
5 71 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (3.74%) CCNA
7 44 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 39 (3.10%) Security Cleared
9 36 (2.86%) MCITP
10 31 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (2.15%) SC Cleared
12 26 (2.07%) MCP
13 24 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (1.75%) CCNP
15 19 (1.51%) A+ Certification
15 19 (1.51%) Master's Degree
16 18 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 16 (1.27%) CCENT
17 16 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
18 15 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.12%) SLA
2 23 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.67%) QA
4 19 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 14 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.87%) MISRA
7 6 (0.48%) COBIT
7 6 (0.48%) MISRA C
8 5 (0.40%) BS25999
8 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.16%) GCP
10 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.16%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 488 (38.79%) Active Directory
2 244 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (14.31%) Hyper-V
4 63 (5.01%) vSphere
5 47 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (3.10%) XenApp
7 29 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
8 27 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.51%) XenDesktop
11 16 (1.27%) Docker
12 14 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.79%) Firmware
14 10 (0.79%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.72%) UAG
16 6 (0.48%) KVM
16 6 (0.48%) pfSense
16 6 (0.48%) Samba
16 6 (0.48%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 147 (11.69%) SCCM
2 65 (5.17%) SCOM
3 47 (3.74%) Puppet
4 39 (3.10%) Backup Exec
5 37 (2.94%) Ansible
6 32 (2.54%) WSUS
7 22 (1.75%) NetBackup
8 21 (1.67%) vCenter Server
9 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 16 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (1.03%) AirWatch
12 13 (1.03%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.56%) MOM
13 7 (0.56%) Nagios
13 7 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.48%) QRadar
14 6 (0.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 604 (48.01%) Microsoft
2 406 (32.27%) VMware
3 225 (17.89%) Citrix
4 186 (14.79%) Cisco
5 83 (6.60%) NetApp
6 79 (6.28%) HP
7 66 (5.25%) Dell
8 62 (4.93%) Veeam
9 49 (3.90%) Oracle
10 39 (3.10%) EqualLogic
11 36 (2.86%) IBM
12 33 (2.62%) Juniper
13 27 (2.15%) SolarWinds
14 25 (1.99%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.91%) CheckPoint
16 20 (1.59%) AppSense
16 20 (1.59%) BMC
16 20 (1.59%) Remedy
17 19 (1.51%) Google
18 18 (1.43%) SAP