Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,157 1,278 1,469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.24% 12.79% 13.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.07% 62.77% 64.69%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1,074 1,327
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,562 2,036 2,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.22% 20.37% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,281 1,758 1,924
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,675 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,375 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 0 448 £40,000 - 50
Coventry +4 148 £36,000 +14.29% 17
Warwickshire +8 106 £41,000 +17.14% 20
Worcestershire +13 94 £40,000 +21.21% 17
Staffordshire -1 90 £37,000 +42.31% 27
Shropshire +1 80 £20,000 -42.86% 6
Solihull +4 71 £40,000 +33.33% 14
Herefordshire +14 33 £48,750 +21.88% 2
Dudley +7 31 £26,000 -13.33%
Wolverhampton +3 23 £37,500 +20.97% 2
Sutton Coldfield -13 10 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Halesowen +33 4 £25,000 -
Walsall -11 4 £29,750 -30.00%
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 - 3
Brierley Hill - 2 £32,500 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 595 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 460 (39.76%) Active Directory
3 438 (37.86%) Windows Server
4 410 (35.44%) VMware
5 285 (24.63%) SQL
6 269 (23.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 267 (23.08%) Linux
8 265 (22.90%) SQL Server
9 259 (22.39%) Office 365
10 224 (19.36%) ITIL
11 219 (18.93%) Microsoft Office
12 214 (18.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 199 (17.20%) Hyper-V
14 197 (17.03%) Firewall
15 196 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
16 191 (16.51%) Cisco
17 185 (15.99%) Microsoft Certification
18 184 (15.90%) Citrix
19 172 (14.87%) Windows 10
20 171 (14.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 171 (14.78%) MS Exchange
21 170 (14.69%) DNS
21 170 (14.69%) Windows 7
22 163 (14.09%) C#
23 160 (13.83%) Data Centre
24 151 (13.05%) HP
25 150 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
26 147 (12.71%) SCCM
27 146 (12.62%) DHCP
28 142 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 171 (14.78%) MS Exchange
2 128 (11.06%) SharePoint
3 46 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 43 (3.72%) IIS
5 39 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (3.28%) Confluence
7 37 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 29 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
9 23 (1.99%) Skype for Business
10 22 (1.90%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.64%) Apache
12 12 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.95%) CMS
14 10 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.86%) nginx
15 9 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.78%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
16 8 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 219 (18.93%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.17%) Simulink
7 2 (0.17%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.17%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.086%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.086%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.43%) JDE OneWorld
1 5 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.35%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.35%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.26%) Workfront
4 2 (0.17%) Exstream
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 259 (22.39%) Office 365
2 214 (18.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.99%) IaaS
5 21 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (1.56%) npm
6 18 (1.56%) NuGet
7 15 (1.30%) PaaS
8 14 (1.21%) SaaS
9 13 (1.12%) Yammer
10 9 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.78%) GitHub
11 8 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.61%) Google Play
12 7 (0.61%) Serverless
13 4 (0.35%) G Suite
13 4 (0.35%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.17%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 197 (17.03%) Firewall
2 170 (14.69%) DNS
3 146 (12.62%) DHCP
4 132 (11.41%) LAN
5 129 (11.15%) WAN
6 128 (11.06%) TCP/IP
7 90 (7.78%) SAN
8 80 (6.91%) VPN
9 64 (5.53%) Internet
9 64 (5.53%) VLAN
10 63 (5.45%) VoIP
11 59 (5.10%) Network Security
12 38 (3.28%) Skype
13 30 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
13 30 (2.59%) Wireless
14 28 (2.42%) DSL
15 26 (2.25%) SSL
15 26 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (1.99%) IPsec
17 22 (1.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (22.90%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.49%) MySQL
3 29 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.38%) Big Data
8 15 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.30%) SQLite
9 14 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.86%) DB2
10 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.52%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 60 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 45 (3.89%) Git (software)
4 34 (2.94%) JIRA
5 18 (1.56%) Visual Studio Code
6 17 (1.47%) Jenkins
6 17 (1.47%) NUnit
7 16 (1.38%) Bitbucket
8 11 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.95%) Subversion
8 11 (0.95%) Vagrant
9 10 (0.86%) GoCD
10 8 (0.69%) NSubstitute
10 8 (0.69%) Selenium
11 7 (0.61%) Protractor
11 7 (0.61%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.52%) Redmine
12 6 (0.52%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.43%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 77 (6.66%) Finance
2 69 (5.96%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.37%) Retail
4 27 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.73%) Legal
6 14 (1.21%) Automotive
7 10 (0.86%) Banking
8 8 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.61%) Publishing
10 5 (0.43%) Advertising
10 5 (0.43%) Back Office
10 5 (0.43%) Electronics
10 5 (0.43%) Marketing
11 4 (0.35%) Military
12 3 (0.26%) Law
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
13 2 (0.17%) French Language
14 1 (0.086%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.086%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.086%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 180 (15.56%) Analyst
2 129 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 113 (9.77%) Developer
4 97 (8.38%) IT Support
5 95 (8.21%) Support Engineer
6 93 (8.04%) Support Analyst
7 81 (7.00%) Architect
8 66 (5.70%) IT Engineer
9 53 (4.58%) Technical Support
10 47 (4.06%) Technical Architect
11 44 (3.80%) Desktop Support
11 44 (3.80%) IT Analyst
11 44 (3.80%) Software Developer
12 41 (3.54%) Team Leader
13 40 (3.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 39 (3.37%) .NET Developer
14 39 (3.37%) Technical Leader
15 38 (3.28%) IT Support Analyst
15 38 (3.28%) Service Analyst
16 37 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (11.41%) .NET
2 63 (5.45%) HTML
3 50 (4.32%) .NET Framework
3 50 (4.32%) CSS
3 50 (4.32%) Entity Framework
4 47 (4.06%) XML
5 45 (3.89%) Web Services
6 41 (3.54%) WinForms
7 39 (3.37%) ASP.NET
8 36 (3.11%) AngularJS
9 34 (2.94%) LINQ
9 34 (2.94%) Middleware
10 31 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
11 28 (2.42%) REST
12 25 (2.16%) WCF
13 24 (2.07%) .NET Core
14 23 (1.99%) SOAP
15 22 (1.90%) KnockoutJS
16 21 (1.82%) Spring
17 20 (1.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 160 (13.83%) Data Centre
2 107 (9.25%) Self-Motivation
3 82 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.32%) Clustering
5 36 (3.11%) Driving Licence
6 30 (2.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 29 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.64%) User Experience
10 18 (1.56%) CCTV
10 18 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.47%) HP StoreVirtual
12 16 (1.38%) Replication
13 15 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (1.21%) Fat Client
14 14 (1.21%) Internet of Things
14 14 (1.21%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.21%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 438 (37.86%) Windows Server
2 267 (23.08%) Linux
3 196 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 172 (14.87%) Windows 10
5 170 (14.69%) Windows 7
6 142 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 117 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (7.26%) Windows 8
9 82 (7.09%) Unix
10 48 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (2.94%) Mac OS
12 26 (2.25%) Android
13 22 (1.90%) Windows XP
14 17 (1.47%) CentOS
15 16 (1.38%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.38%) Solaris
16 8 (0.69%) HPUX
16 8 (0.69%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (19.36%) ITIL
2 171 (14.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 150 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
5 102 (8.82%) Project Management
6 78 (6.74%) Service Delivery
7 70 (6.05%) Service Management
8 68 (5.88%) DevOps
9 62 (5.36%) Presales
10 59 (5.10%) Software Engineering
11 58 (5.01%) Root Cause Analysis
12 57 (4.93%) Customer Requirements
13 55 (4.75%) Data Protection
14 54 (4.67%) Incident Management
15 47 (4.06%) Migration
16 46 (3.98%) Workflow
17 45 (3.89%) Server Virtualisation
18 44 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
18 44 (3.80%) MVC
19 43 (3.72%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 285 (24.63%) SQL
2 163 (14.09%) C#
3 102 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 70 (6.05%) JavaScript
5 40 (3.46%) T-SQL
6 34 (2.94%) Java
6 34 (2.94%) VBScript
7 29 (2.51%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.25%) Python
9 24 (2.07%) C
9 24 (2.07%) C++
10 16 (1.38%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.12%) Embedded C
12 12 (1.04%) Perl
12 12 (1.04%) Ruby
13 7 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.43%) RPG
14 5 (0.43%) RPG IV
15 4 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 185 (15.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (12.19%) MCSE
3 110 (9.51%) Degree
4 71 (6.14%) MCP
5 62 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 61 (5.27%) MCSA
6 61 (5.27%) Security Cleared
7 49 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
8 42 (3.63%) MCITP
9 38 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (2.51%) CCNA
12 22 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (1.73%) HNC
14 16 (1.38%) SC Cleared
15 15 (1.30%) CCNP
15 15 (1.30%) DV Cleared
16 14 (1.21%) CCA
17 13 (1.12%) CISSP
17 13 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (8.04%) SLA
2 59 (5.10%) GDPR
3 27 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.95%) QA
5 10 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.43%) PMO
8 3 (0.26%) COBIT
8 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.17%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.17%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.086%) IASME
10 1 (0.086%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.086%) MISRA
10 1 (0.086%) MISRA C
System Software
1 460 (39.76%) Active Directory
2 269 (23.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 199 (17.20%) Hyper-V
4 47 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (3.89%) XenApp
6 41 (3.54%) vSphere
7 36 (3.11%) XenDesktop
8 28 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
11 16 (1.38%) Terminal Services
12 15 (1.30%) Firmware
13 14 (1.21%) XenServer
14 9 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.69%) Docker
15 8 (0.69%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.43%) Snort
18 4 (0.35%) PowerHA
19 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 147 (12.71%) SCCM
2 57 (4.93%) WSUS
3 41 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 17 (1.47%) SCOM
6 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (1.30%) Ansible
7 15 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 15 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 15 (1.30%) Terraform
8 14 (1.21%) Linux-HA
9 12 (1.04%) Backup Exec
10 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (0.86%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.61%) Netcool
12 7 (0.61%) OpenView
12 7 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 595 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 410 (35.44%) VMware
3 191 (16.51%) Cisco
4 184 (15.90%) Citrix
5 151 (13.05%) HP
6 107 (9.25%) NetApp
7 82 (7.09%) Dell
8 61 (5.27%) McAfee
9 53 (4.58%) IBM
10 52 (4.49%) Oracle
11 47 (4.06%) Red Hat
12 46 (3.98%) Symantec
13 40 (3.46%) Forcepoint
14 32 (2.77%) Atlassian
15 29 (2.51%) Google
16 28 (2.42%) CheckPoint
17 22 (1.90%) SAP
18 21 (1.82%) Adobe
19 20 (1.73%) Juniper
19 20 (1.73%) ServiceNow