The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 290 301 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.82% 14.13% 15.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.97% 63.24% 54.64%
Number of salaries quoted 259 258 309
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,350 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Windows
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
433 476 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.13% 22.35% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 396 422 549
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Birmingham region.

Windows Salary Trend in Birmingham

Windows
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 274 (54.37%) Microsoft
2 190 (37.70%) Active Directory
3 159 (31.55%) VMware
4 150 (29.76%) MS Exchange
5 148 (29.37%) SQL
6 142 (28.17%) MS Excel
7 125 (24.80%) SQL Server
8 124 (24.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 118 (23.41%) Hyper-V
10 106 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 99 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 97 (19.25%) Citrix
13 93 (18.45%) Cisco
14 89 (17.66%) Linux
15 86 (17.06%) Finance
16 85 (16.87%) Firewall
17 83 (16.47%) .NET
18 82 (16.27%) Windows Server 2003
19 80 (15.87%) ITIL
20 78 (15.48%) C#
20 78 (15.48%) HTML
20 78 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
21 68 (13.49%) SAN
22 62 (12.30%) TCP/IP
22 62 (12.30%) Windows 7
23 57 (11.31%) Windows 8
23 57 (11.31%) JavaScript
24 55 (10.91%) CSS
25 52 (10.32%) HP
26 50 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 150 (29.76%) MS Exchange
2 50 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 49 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 41 (8.13%) IIS
5 31 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (4.56%) SharePoint
7 22 (4.37%) JBoss
8 20 (3.97%) WebSphere
9 19 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (3.57%) Lync
11 17 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2000
12 12 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (1.79%) WebLogic
14 8 (1.59%) Apache
15 7 (1.39%) Tomcat
15 7 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (1.19%) WorkSite
17 5 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
19 2 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 142 (28.17%) MS Excel
2 49 (9.72%) MS Office
3 6 (1.19%) MS Project
4 5 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) CATIA
6 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.75%) Office 365
2 22 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.19%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.99%) PaaS
6 3 (0.60%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.60%) SaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.40%) IaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Trello
8 1 (0.20%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (16.87%) Firewall
2 68 (13.49%) SAN
3 62 (12.30%) TCP/IP
4 42 (8.33%) LAN
5 41 (8.13%) WAN
6 35 (6.94%) DNS
7 33 (6.55%) VPN
8 28 (5.56%) IPsec
9 25 (4.96%) DHCP
10 21 (4.17%) VLAN
11 20 (3.97%) IPv4
12 18 (3.57%) Internet
13 15 (2.98%) HTTP
13 15 (2.98%) VoIP
13 15 (2.98%) Wireless
14 13 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (2.58%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.38%) SSL
16 8 (1.59%) Network Security
17 6 (1.19%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
3 15 (2.98%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.78%) DB2
4 14 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 10 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.99%) SQLite
8 5 (0.99%) MySQL
8 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.60%) MS Access
11 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.40%) RavenDB
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 34 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.18%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.39%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.79%) Selenium
5 4 (0.79%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.60%) Hudson
6 3 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.40%) MSI
7 2 (0.40%) CMake
7 2 (0.40%) JIRA
8 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.20%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.20%) Subversion
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.20%) AccuRev
General
1 86 (17.06%) Finance
2 23 (4.56%) Telecoms
2 23 (4.56%) Retail
3 16 (3.17%) Banking
4 13 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.38%) Retail Banking
6 9 (1.79%) Publishing
7 7 (1.39%) Law
8 5 (0.99%) Marketing
9 4 (0.79%) Legal
9 4 (0.79%) Electronics
10 3 (0.60%) Automotive
10 3 (0.60%) Games
10 3 (0.60%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (18.65%) Analyst
2 76 (15.08%) Developer
3 53 (10.52%) Consultant
4 44 (8.73%) Support Engineer
5 36 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 34 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (5.95%) Software Developer
8 26 (5.16%) Architect
9 24 (4.76%) IT Support
10 23 (4.56%) C# Developer
11 21 (4.17%) Technical Architect
11 21 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
11 21 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (3.97%) Administrator
13 16 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (3.17%) Service Analyst
14 15 (2.98%) Technical Consultant
14 15 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
15 14 (2.78%) Team Leader
15 14 (2.78%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (16.47%) .NET
2 78 (15.48%) HTML
3 55 (10.91%) CSS
4 47 (9.33%) ASP.NET
5 44 (8.73%) XML
6 35 (6.94%) jQuery
7 31 (6.15%) HTML5
8 30 (5.95%) .NET Framework
9 29 (5.75%) WCF
10 25 (4.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 24 (4.76%) Web Services
11 24 (4.76%) WinForms
12 22 (4.37%) CSS3
13 18 (3.57%) .NET Compact Framework
13 18 (3.57%) ADO.NET
14 13 (2.58%) WPF
15 12 (2.38%) Java EE
16 9 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 8 (1.59%) Entity Framework
18 7 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 32 (6.35%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 22 (4.37%) Blackberry
6 20 (3.97%) HP StoreVirtual
7 14 (2.78%) Clustering
8 13 (2.58%) Thin Client
8 13 (2.58%) Fat Client
9 12 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.18%) Private Cloud
10 11 (2.18%) Replication
11 10 (1.98%) User Experience
12 5 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.99%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.99%) iPhone
12 5 (0.99%) iSeries
13 4 (0.79%) AS400
14 3 (0.60%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 124 (24.60%) Windows Server 2008
2 99 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 89 (17.66%) Linux
4 82 (16.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 62 (12.30%) Windows 7
6 57 (11.31%) Windows 8
7 44 (8.73%) UNIX
8 31 (6.15%) Windows XP
9 24 (4.76%) Windows 2000
10 19 (3.77%) AIX
11 14 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 14 (2.78%) Solaris
12 12 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.18%) Android
14 10 (1.98%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.59%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.59%) CentOS
15 8 (1.59%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.39%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.99%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (15.87%) ITIL
2 40 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (6.55%) Mentoring
4 30 (5.95%) Web Development
5 27 (5.36%) Service Delivery
6 26 (5.16%) E-Commerce
7 24 (4.76%) OO
7 24 (4.76%) Change Management
7 24 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (4.76%) SDLC
8 22 (4.37%) Incident Management
9 20 (3.97%) Test Automation
10 19 (3.77%) TDD
10 19 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (3.77%) Scrum
10 19 (3.77%) OOD
11 18 (3.57%) CRM
11 18 (3.57%) Software Engineering
11 18 (3.57%) Unit Testing
11 18 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (29.37%) SQL
2 78 (15.48%) C#
3 57 (11.31%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 35 (6.94%) PowerShell
6 30 (5.95%) VB.NET
7 27 (5.36%) Java
7 27 (5.36%) VB
8 20 (3.97%) Perl
9 19 (3.77%) VB6
10 9 (1.79%) Ruby
10 9 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.79%) Python
10 9 (1.79%) C
11 7 (1.39%) VBScript
12 6 (1.19%) PHP
12 6 (1.19%) Korn
13 4 (0.79%) VBA
13 4 (0.79%) C++
14 2 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 78 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (9.33%) Degree
3 36 (7.14%) MCSE
4 28 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 25 (4.96%) MCSA
6 24 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (4.56%) CCNA
8 22 (4.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (3.97%) SC Cleared
10 18 (3.57%) MCP
11 16 (3.17%) CISSP
12 15 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (2.98%) MCITP
13 14 (2.78%) CCNP
14 12 (2.38%) OSCP
14 12 (2.38%) OSCE
15 9 (1.79%) ISEB
16 8 (1.59%) MCTS
17 6 (1.19%) A+ Certification
18 5 (0.99%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.33%) SLA
2 9 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.59%) QA
4 6 (1.19%) COBIT
5 5 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 190 (37.70%) Active Directory
2 118 (23.41%) Hyper-V
3 106 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (6.94%) vSphere
5 33 (6.55%) XenApp
6 31 (6.15%) VMware ESX
7 23 (4.56%) Terminal Services
8 21 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
9 12 (2.38%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.99%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.79%) vCloud
12 4 (0.79%) XenServer
12 4 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.60%) Xen
13 3 (0.60%) Docker
14 2 (0.40%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.40%) Firmware
14 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (7.14%) SCCM
2 24 (4.76%) SCOM
3 18 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 18 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.78%) NetBackup
5 11 (2.18%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.18%) Puppet
5 11 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.59%) Ansible
7 7 (1.39%) WSUS
8 6 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.19%) Windows Intune
8 6 (1.19%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.99%) SCSM
9 5 (0.99%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.79%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.60%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.60%) Nessus
12 2 (0.40%) Nmap
12 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 274 (54.37%) Microsoft
2 159 (31.55%) VMware
3 97 (19.25%) Citrix
4 93 (18.45%) Cisco
5 52 (10.32%) HP
6 43 (8.53%) NetApp
7 41 (8.13%) Apple
8 36 (7.14%) SonicWALL
9 33 (6.55%) Dell
9 33 (6.55%) Oracle
10 27 (5.36%) CheckPoint
11 23 (4.56%) Symantec
12 19 (3.77%) IBM
12 19 (3.77%) Veeam
13 13 (2.58%) Google
14 10 (1.98%) SAP
15 9 (1.79%) EMC
15 9 (1.79%) Sophos
15 9 (1.79%) Kaspersky
15 9 (1.79%) AVG
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