Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 13 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1265 1514 1583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.63% 12.66% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.08% 63.61% 66.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1155 1345 1465
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.31% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2141 2380 2366
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.37% 19.90% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1854 1974 2088
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £57,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 August 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 19 August 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 -3 479 £38,750 +19.23% 24
Coventry 0 183 £37,500 +25.00% 15
Staffordshire +3 153 £28,000 -17.65% 11
Warwickshire -4 146 £34,000 +4.62% 13
Shropshire +8 82 £37,500 +1.39% 12
Worcestershire -11 77 £33,000 +20.00% 9
Solihull -8 36 £26,250 -23.91% 9
Wolverhampton +2 16 £36,500 +12.31% 1
West Bromwich +5 15 £40,000 -
Walsall -7 10 £31,500 - 1
Herefordshire -21 8 £46,250 +23.33% 1
Wednesbury - 3 £23,500 -
Brierley Hill -1 2 £27,250 -9.17%
Sutton Coldfield -15 2 £20,000 -11.11% 1
Smethwick -1 1 £18,500 -28.85%
Stourbridge -1 1 £45,000 +60.71% 2
Halesowen -23 1 - - 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 575 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 498 (39.37%) Windows Server
3 483 (38.18%) Active Directory
4 375 (29.64%) VMware
5 293 (23.16%) Linux
6 286 (22.61%) SQL
7 255 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 249 (19.68%) ITIL
9 235 (18.58%) SQL Server
10 228 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 219 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 205 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
13 189 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
14 188 (14.86%) Windows 7
15 186 (14.70%) Hyper-V
15 186 (14.70%) Citrix
16 177 (13.99%) Cisco
17 175 (13.83%) Firewall
18 173 (13.68%) DNS
19 170 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
19 170 (13.44%) Office 365
20 164 (12.96%) MS Exchange
21 163 (12.89%) Windows 10
22 158 (12.49%) .NET
23 155 (12.25%) PowerShell
24 154 (12.17%) C#
25 149 (11.78%) TCP/IP
25 149 (11.78%) SCCM
26 147 (11.62%) Data Centre
27 133 (10.51%) DHCP

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
1 164 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 116 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 109 (8.62%) IIS
4 56 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 25 (1.98%) Apache
8 19 (1.50%) Confluence
9 17 (1.34%) Skype for Business
10 16 (1.26%) SAS
11 14 (1.11%) CMS
12 12 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.79%) nginx
14 9 (0.71%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.71%) WordPress
15 7 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.47%) EPiServer
16 6 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 189 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.55%) Maple
5 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.40%) Simulink
6 5 (0.40%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.079%) CATIA
8 1 (0.079%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (1.19%) assyst
2 12 (0.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (0.87%) Workfront
4 9 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.40%) BPCS
6 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.079%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.079%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.079%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.079%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 205 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (13.44%) Office 365
3 56 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.61%) IaaS
5 31 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (1.50%) PaaS
6 19 (1.50%) SaaS
7 11 (0.87%) G Suite
8 6 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.32%) GitHub
10 4 (0.32%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.16%) Yammer
12 1 (0.079%) Apcera
12 1 (0.079%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.079%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 175 (13.83%) Firewall
2 173 (13.68%) DNS
3 149 (11.78%) TCP/IP
4 133 (10.51%) DHCP
5 130 (10.28%) LAN
6 125 (9.88%) SAN
7 118 (9.33%) WAN
8 94 (7.43%) VPN
9 51 (4.03%) VLAN
10 44 (3.48%) Internet
11 40 (3.16%) NAS
12 35 (2.77%) Network Security
13 30 (2.37%) WLAN
14 27 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (1.98%) MPLS
16 24 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (1.74%) Wireless
18 19 (1.50%) Skype
19 18 (1.42%) NetScaler
19 18 (1.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (3.16%) MySQL
4 30 (2.37%) Relational Database
5 29 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 28 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (1.66%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.63%) Big Data
13 8 (0.63%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.55%) SQLite
15 6 (0.47%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.40%) DB2
17 4 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 38 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.82%) JIRA
4 22 (1.74%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.58%) Subversion
6 18 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (1.26%) NuGet
8 15 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.11%) InstallShield
9 14 (1.11%) Jenkins
9 14 (1.11%) Moq
9 14 (1.11%) MSI
9 14 (1.11%) MSTest
9 14 (1.11%) NUnit
9 14 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
10 11 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (0.79%) ClearQuest
11 10 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (0.71%) Selenium
13 8 (0.63%) LabVIEW
General
1 95 (7.51%) Finance
2 79 (6.25%) Retail
3 48 (3.79%) Manufacturing
4 41 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.69%) Automotive
6 23 (1.82%) Advertising
7 20 (1.58%) Electronics
8 14 (1.11%) Marketing
9 12 (0.95%) Games
10 9 (0.71%) Back Office
10 9 (0.71%) Legal
11 5 (0.40%) Law
12 4 (0.32%) Banking
13 3 (0.24%) Publishing
14 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.16%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.16%) French Language
14 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.079%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.079%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (17.08%) Analyst
2 177 (13.99%) Developer
3 139 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 122 (9.64%) Support Engineer
5 118 (9.33%) IT Support
6 88 (6.96%) Support Analyst
7 70 (5.53%) .NET Developer
7 70 (5.53%) IT Engineer
8 61 (4.82%) Administrator
9 57 (4.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 56 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 52 (4.11%) C# Developer
12 46 (3.64%) Desktop Support
12 46 (3.64%) Web Developer
13 45 (3.56%) Network Engineer
14 44 (3.48%) IT Analyst
14 44 (3.48%) IT Support Engineer
15 42 (3.32%) SQL Developer
16 41 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
17 39 (3.08%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (12.49%) .NET
2 86 (6.80%) CSS
3 79 (6.25%) HTML
4 60 (4.74%) ASP.NET
5 58 (4.58%) jQuery
6 45 (3.56%) .NET Framework
6 45 (3.56%) AngularJS
7 39 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 39 (3.08%) Web Services
8 37 (2.92%) XML
9 30 (2.37%) WinForms
10 29 (2.29%) WPF
11 26 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 23 (1.82%) Middleware
14 22 (1.74%) LAMP
15 21 (1.66%) LEMP Stack
16 20 (1.58%) Entity Framework
16 20 (1.58%) WCF
17 18 (1.42%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 147 (11.62%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (4.43%) Driving Licence
4 38 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.37%) Clustering
6 27 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 25 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (1.34%) iPad
10 16 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.26%) Blackberry
11 15 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
11 15 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.11%) EPoS
12 14 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.11%) Replication
13 12 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.95%) PKI
14 11 (0.87%) Robotics
15 10 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 498 (39.37%) Windows Server
2 293 (23.16%) Linux
3 255 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 228 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 188 (14.86%) Windows 7
6 163 (12.89%) Windows 10
7 129 (10.20%) Unix
8 94 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (5.85%) Windows 8
10 47 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 45 (3.56%) Android
12 44 (3.48%) Apple iOS
13 30 (2.37%) Windows Vista
14 29 (2.29%) Mac OS X
15 19 (1.50%) CentOS
16 18 (1.42%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (1.19%) Windows Phone
18 13 (1.03%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.63%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (19.68%) ITIL
2 109 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (8.14%) MVC
4 87 (6.88%) Project Management
5 84 (6.64%) Web Development
6 69 (5.45%) Configuration Management
7 57 (4.51%) Service Management
8 55 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 54 (4.27%) Change Management
10 53 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 53 (4.19%) Service Delivery
11 48 (3.79%) DevOps
12 46 (3.64%) SDLC
13 44 (3.48%) Incident Management
14 43 (3.40%) Presales
15 41 (3.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
17 37 (2.92%) Problem Management
18 34 (2.69%) Scrum
19 33 (2.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 286 (22.61%) SQL
2 155 (12.25%) PowerShell
3 154 (12.17%) C#
4 117 (9.25%) JavaScript
5 107 (8.46%) Java
6 56 (4.43%) VB.NET
7 52 (4.11%) Bash Shell
8 47 (3.72%) VBScript
9 39 (3.08%) PHP
10 37 (2.92%) C
10 37 (2.92%) C++
11 35 (2.77%) T-SQL
12 31 (2.45%) Python
13 25 (1.98%) VB
14 21 (1.66%) MATLAB
15 15 (1.19%) Perl
16 11 (0.87%) VBA
17 10 (0.79%) Embedded C
17 10 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 170 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (9.49%) MCSE
3 110 (8.70%) Degree
4 97 (7.67%) MCSA
5 67 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (4.82%) CCNA
7 56 (4.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (3.64%) MCITP
9 32 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (2.29%) CCNP
10 29 (2.29%) Security Cleared
11 25 (1.98%) MCP
12 22 (1.74%) SC Cleared
13 20 (1.58%) Master's Degree
14 16 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.26%) PhD
14 16 (1.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 14 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (1.03%) CREST Certified
17 10 (0.79%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.25%) SLA
2 24 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (1.90%) QA
3 22 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 9 (0.71%) MISRA
5 6 (0.47%) BS25999
5 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.24%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) GCP
8 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.079%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.079%) PMO
System Software
1 483 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 219 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (14.70%) Hyper-V
4 70 (5.53%) vSphere
5 37 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
7 30 (2.37%) XenApp
8 23 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (1.42%) Firmware
11 17 (1.34%) Docker
12 13 (1.03%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.71%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.55%) Snort
17 7 (0.55%) UAG
18 6 (0.47%) VirtualBox
18 6 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 149 (11.78%) SCCM
2 74 (5.85%) SCOM
3 56 (4.43%) Backup Exec
4 32 (2.53%) Puppet
5 30 (2.37%) WSUS
6 25 (1.98%) Ansible
6 25 (1.98%) NetBackup
7 21 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (1.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 16 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (1.19%) Tivoli
10 15 (1.19%) vCenter Server
11 13 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.95%) AirWatch
13 11 (0.87%) Nagios
14 7 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.47%) MOM
15 6 (0.47%) QRadar
15 6 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 575 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 375 (29.64%) VMware
3 186 (14.70%) Citrix
4 177 (13.99%) Cisco
5 91 (7.19%) HP
6 78 (6.17%) Oracle
7 73 (5.77%) NetApp
8 71 (5.61%) Veeam
9 45 (3.56%) Dell
10 31 (2.45%) IBM
11 30 (2.37%) CheckPoint
12 27 (2.13%) Juniper
13 23 (1.82%) SAP
14 21 (1.66%) Symantec
15 19 (1.50%) Barracuda Networks
15 19 (1.50%) SolarWinds
16 18 (1.42%) Google
16 18 (1.42%) ServiceNow
17 16 (1.26%) LANDesk
17 16 (1.26%) Red Hat