Period
to 20 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 487 1,070 1,137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.84% 15.81% 14.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.37% 73.54% 75.45%
Number of salaries quoted 498 915 1,002
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,600 £61,125
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 745 1,455 1,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.16% 21.50% 19.65%
Number of salaries quoted 571 1,155 1,249
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,425 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +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 20 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 -7 152 £45,000 +20.00% 27
Warwickshire -2 78 £48,500 +7.78% 8
Solihull 0 66 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Coventry -3 62 £40,000 -18.97% 15
Staffordshire -3 47 £40,000 +23.08% 21
Worcestershire -8 41 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Herefordshire +10 8 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Wolverhampton -5 8 £35,000 +7.69%
Shropshire -15 7 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Walsall +16 4 £35,000 +40.00%
West Bromwich +1 4 £33,000 -12.00%
Wednesbury - 3 £62,500 -
Dudley -4 1 £52,500 +87.50% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 250 (51.33%) Microsoft
2 198 (40.66%) Azure
3 197 (40.45%) Windows Server
4 183 (37.58%) Active Directory
5 181 (37.17%) Office 365
6 150 (30.80%) VMware
7 121 (24.85%) Linux
8 116 (23.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 115 (23.61%) SQL
10 106 (21.77%) PowerShell
11 104 (21.36%) Microsoft Office
12 95 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
13 88 (18.07%) Firewall
14 85 (17.45%) SQL Server
15 84 (17.25%) ITIL
16 83 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
17 82 (16.84%) Windows 10
18 71 (14.58%) Hyper-V
19 70 (14.37%) AWS
20 66 (13.55%) Citrix
21 59 (12.11%) DevOps
22 57 (11.70%) Python
22 57 (11.70%) Management Information System
23 56 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
23 56 (11.50%) Cisco
24 52 (10.68%) Service Management
25 51 (10.47%) SLA
25 51 (10.47%) TCP/IP
25 51 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
26 50 (10.27%) Information Security

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 49 (10.06%) IIS
2 39 (8.01%) SharePoint
3 29 (5.95%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.44%) Confluence
7 4 (0.82%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 104 (21.36%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.62%) InVision
5 3 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.62%) Sketch
5 3 (0.62%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.26%) Workfront
2 4 (0.82%) Bond Adapt
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.41%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.41%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 198 (40.66%) Azure
2 181 (37.17%) Office 365
3 70 (14.37%) AWS
4 32 (6.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (6.57%) GitHub
5 22 (4.52%) PaaS
6 20 (4.11%) IaaS
7 13 (2.67%) npm
8 12 (2.46%) GCP
8 12 (2.46%) SaaS
9 11 (2.26%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.03%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.82%) OpenDNS
12 3 (0.62%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.41%) Power Automate
14 1 (0.21%) Azure Stack
14 1 (0.21%) G Suite
14 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 88 (18.07%) Firewall
2 51 (10.47%) TCP/IP
3 46 (9.45%) DNS
4 44 (9.03%) VPN
5 40 (8.21%) DHCP
6 36 (7.39%) LAN
6 36 (7.39%) WAN
7 35 (7.19%) SAN
8 24 (4.93%) VLAN
9 22 (4.52%) VoIP
10 17 (3.49%) NAS
11 13 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (2.46%) Network Security
13 10 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (1.85%) Wireless
15 8 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (1.64%) HTTP
15 8 (1.64%) Internet
15 8 (1.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.46%) Redis
4 10 (2.05%) Cosmos DB
5 7 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.44%) MySQL
5 7 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.62%) Power BI
9 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (5.13%) JIRA
2 16 (3.29%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
3 15 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 15 (3.08%) TeamCity
4 13 (2.67%) gulp
4 13 (2.67%) jspm
5 12 (2.46%) Moq
5 12 (2.46%) MSTest
5 12 (2.46%) NUnit
6 11 (2.26%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.23%) Artifactory
7 6 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.03%) GitLab
9 3 (0.62%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.62%) Maven
9 3 (0.62%) Selenium
10 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (6.37%) Finance
2 22 (4.52%) Legal
3 17 (3.49%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.67%) Publishing
5 11 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.05%) Digital Economy
7 9 (1.85%) Law
7 9 (1.85%) Police
8 8 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.23%) Games
10 5 (1.03%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.03%) Back Office
10 5 (1.03%) Banking
11 4 (0.82%) Electronics
11 4 (0.82%) Front Office
11 4 (0.82%) Military
12 2 (0.41%) Advertising
12 2 (0.41%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Marketing
13 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (18.28%) Analyst
2 64 (13.14%) IT Engineer
3 55 (11.29%) Support Analyst
4 45 (9.24%) IT Support
5 44 (9.03%) Support Engineer
6 42 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 39 (8.01%) Azure Engineer
8 33 (6.78%) Developer
9 27 (5.54%) Systems Engineer
10 24 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 23 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
12 22 (4.52%) Platform Engineer
13 21 (4.31%) Desktop Support
14 20 (4.11%) Server Engineer
15 19 (3.90%) IT Analyst
15 19 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
15 19 (3.90%) Senior Developer
15 19 (3.90%) VMware Engineer
16 18 (3.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.60%) .NET
2 26 (5.34%) CSS
3 24 (4.93%) HTML
4 21 (4.31%) JSON
5 20 (4.11%) ASP.NET
6 18 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (3.70%) jQuery
7 17 (3.49%) .NET Framework
7 17 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (3.49%) Web Services
8 16 (3.29%) WCF
9 15 (3.08%) Ajax
9 15 (3.08%) AngularJS
9 15 (3.08%) REST
10 14 (2.87%) React
10 14 (2.87%) Sass
11 13 (2.67%) Entity Framework
12 12 (2.46%) XML
13 11 (2.26%) OAuth
13 11 (2.26%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.70%) Management Information System
2 51 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.39%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.31%) Clustering
4 21 (4.31%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 15 (3.08%) Replication
7 10 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.44%) PKI
9 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.03%) AS400
10 5 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.62%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.62%) iPhone
11 3 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.62%) LPAR
11 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 197 (40.45%) Windows Server
2 121 (24.85%) Linux
3 82 (16.84%) Windows 10
4 47 (9.65%) Unix
5 45 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (9.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (5.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (4.93%) Windows 7
9 21 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.26%) CentOS
12 9 (1.85%) Android
13 7 (1.44%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.23%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.03%) Solaris
16 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
2 84 (17.25%) ITIL
3 83 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (12.11%) DevOps
5 52 (10.68%) Service Management
6 50 (10.27%) Information Security
7 47 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 40 (8.21%) SDLC
9 38 (7.80%) Project Management
10 37 (7.60%) Cybersecurity
11 36 (7.39%) Change Management
12 33 (6.78%) Infrastructure as Code
13 31 (6.37%) Problem Management
14 30 (6.16%) Configuration Management
15 29 (5.95%) Analytics
15 29 (5.95%) Scrum
16 27 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (5.34%) Capacity Planning
18 25 (5.13%) Process Improvement
19 23 (4.72%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 115 (23.61%) SQL
2 106 (21.77%) PowerShell
3 57 (11.70%) Python
4 40 (8.21%) Java
5 39 (8.01%) C#
6 35 (7.19%) Perl
7 28 (5.75%) JavaScript
8 27 (5.54%) T-SQL
9 21 (4.31%) C++
10 17 (3.49%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.64%) PHP
11 8 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.44%) C
12 7 (1.44%) VB
13 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.82%) VB6
16 3 (0.62%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.62%) VBA
16 3 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (10.06%) Degree
3 39 (8.01%) MCSE
4 34 (6.98%) MCSA
5 19 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 15 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 13 (2.67%) CCNA
9 12 (2.46%) SC Cleared
10 10 (2.05%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.85%) NCDA
11 9 (1.85%) NCIE
12 8 (1.64%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.64%) HNC
12 8 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.44%) MCDST
14 5 (1.03%) CCNP
14 5 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.47%) SLA
2 37 (7.60%) GDPR
3 6 (1.23%) QA
4 4 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.62%) MISRA
5 3 (0.62%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.21%) NIST
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 183 (37.58%) Active Directory
2 116 (23.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 37 (7.60%) Docker
5 33 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (4.72%) BitLocker
7 22 (4.52%) XenApp
8 20 (4.11%) Firmware
9 17 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (3.29%) vSphere
11 15 (3.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (1.85%) XenDesktop
14 6 (1.23%) NFS
15 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (0.62%) pfSense
17 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
18 1 (0.21%) HDFS
18 1 (0.21%) Varnish
18 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (9.65%) SCCM
2 41 (8.42%) Terraform
3 40 (8.21%) Ansible
4 27 (5.54%) Puppet
5 24 (4.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (4.72%) Kubernetes
7 21 (4.31%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (3.29%) Backup Exec
11 13 (2.67%) WSUS
12 12 (2.46%) Rancher
13 11 (2.26%) MIIS
13 11 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (2.05%) SCOM
15 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (1.85%) NetBackup
16 5 (1.03%) Nagios
16 5 (1.03%) vCenter Server
17 4 (0.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 250 (51.33%) Microsoft
2 150 (30.80%) VMware
3 66 (13.55%) Citrix
4 56 (11.50%) Cisco
5 29 (5.95%) NetApp
5 29 (5.95%) Veeam
6 28 (5.75%) Oracle
7 24 (4.93%) IBM
8 23 (4.72%) Red Hat
9 22 (4.52%) HP
10 19 (3.90%) Dell
10 19 (3.90%) McAfee
10 19 (3.90%) Symantec
10 19 (3.90%) TOWER Software
11 17 (3.49%) FireEye
11 17 (3.49%) Tanium
12 15 (3.08%) EMC
13 13 (2.67%) Remedy
13 13 (2.67%) ServiceNow
14 11 (2.26%) Google