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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 292 236 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.20% 16.15% 15.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.19% 58.27% 67.77%
Number of salaries quoted 260 205 218
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £24,000 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +2.81%
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
422 405 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.41% 27.72% 23.44%
Number of salaries quoted 376 366 323
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 February 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 391 (57.25%) Microsoft
2 264 (38.65%) Active Directory
3 235 (34.41%) VMware
4 232 (33.97%) SQL Server
5 205 (30.01%) SQL
6 190 (27.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 162 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 155 (22.69%) MS Exchange
9 136 (19.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 129 (18.89%) ITIL
11 124 (18.16%) MS Excel
12 114 (16.69%) Citrix
13 108 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
14 107 (15.67%) .NET
15 104 (15.23%) C#
16 101 (14.79%) HTML
17 100 (14.64%) Cisco
18 98 (14.35%) Windows Server 2003
19 97 (14.20%) Firewall
19 97 (14.20%) JavaScript
20 94 (13.76%) MS Office
21 93 (13.62%) Hyper-V
22 92 (13.47%) SAN
23 86 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
24 85 (12.45%) vSphere
25 84 (12.30%) SharePoint
26 83 (12.15%) LAN
27 82 (12.01%) Linux
28 81 (11.86%) ASP.NET
28 81 (11.86%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 155 (22.69%) MS Exchange
2 84 (12.30%) SharePoint
3 72 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 68 (9.96%) IIS
5 48 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 43 (6.30%) BizTalk Server
6 43 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 42 (6.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 37 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (2.64%) SharePoint Server
10 17 (2.49%) Lync
11 15 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2000
12 12 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.76%) Apache
13 11 (1.61%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.73%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 124 (18.16%) MS Excel
2 94 (13.76%) MS Office
3 5 (0.73%) MS Project
4 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 54 (7.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.88%) assyst
4 5 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.29%) Magento
7 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 70 (10.25%) Office 365
2 51 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.44%) Trello
4 2 (0.29%) SaaS
4 2 (0.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 97 (14.20%) Firewall
2 92 (13.47%) SAN
3 83 (12.15%) LAN
4 76 (11.13%) WAN
5 73 (10.69%) TCP/IP
6 64 (9.37%) DNS
7 40 (5.86%) DHCP
8 29 (4.25%) VPN
9 19 (2.78%) NAS
10 17 (2.49%) VoIP
11 16 (2.34%) Wireless
12 12 (1.76%) Internet
13 11 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.61%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.46%) Network Security
15 9 (1.32%) VLAN
15 9 (1.32%) HTTP
15 9 (1.32%) SSL
16 8 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (1.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (33.97%) SQL Server
2 79 (11.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (4.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.17%) MySQL
9 7 (1.02%) DB2
10 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.44%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.44%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.29%) MS Access
12 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.34%) JIRA
2 16 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.90%) Ant
5 10 (1.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 6 (0.88%) Subversion
7 5 (0.73%) CruiseControl
7 5 (0.73%) RequisitePro
7 5 (0.73%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.59%) NUnit
9 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.29%) MSTest
10 2 (0.29%) Hudson
10 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.15%) JUnit
11 1 (0.15%) Selenium
11 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
General
1 76 (11.13%) Finance
2 36 (5.27%) Retail
3 19 (2.78%) Legal
3 19 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.64%) Law
5 16 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.05%) Front Office
7 10 (1.46%) Banking
8 8 (1.17%) Back Office
9 6 (0.88%) Games
10 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.73%) Advertising
11 4 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Automotive
13 2 (0.29%) Marketing
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 145 (21.23%) Analyst
2 113 (16.54%) Developer
3 77 (11.27%) Support Analyst
4 69 (10.10%) Consultant
5 67 (9.81%) Support Engineer
6 66 (9.66%) Architect
7 59 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
8 46 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 40 (5.86%) SharePoint Developer
10 32 (4.69%) Technical Consultant
10 32 (4.69%) Desktop Support
11 30 (4.39%) Team Leader
11 30 (4.39%) IT Support
12 29 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 26 (3.81%) Administrator
15 25 (3.66%) Applications Support
16 24 (3.51%) Support Technician
17 23 (3.37%) Technical Architect
18 22 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (15.67%) .NET
2 101 (14.79%) HTML
3 81 (11.86%) ASP.NET
3 81 (11.86%) CSS
4 56 (8.20%) HTML5
5 50 (7.32%) WCF
6 48 (7.03%) .NET Framework
7 44 (6.44%) Ajax
8 36 (5.27%) XML
8 36 (5.27%) jQuery
9 28 (4.10%) Web Services
10 22 (3.22%) JSON
11 18 (2.64%) CSS3
12 17 (2.49%) ADO.NET
13 16 (2.34%) WPF
14 13 (1.90%) PhoneGap
14 13 (1.90%) AngularJS
14 13 (1.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 12 (1.76%) Silverlight
15 12 (1.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.00%) Blackberry
2 39 (5.71%) Clustering
3 29 (4.25%) User Experience
4 27 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.05%) N-Tier
7 12 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.46%) iPhone
8 10 (1.46%) iPad
8 10 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.17%) Handset
10 8 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.17%) GIS
11 7 (1.02%) Replication
12 5 (0.73%) Life Science
13 4 (0.59%) Wiki
13 4 (0.59%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.59%) Open Source
13 4 (0.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 190 (27.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 98 (14.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 86 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (12.01%) Linux
5 78 (11.42%) Windows 7
6 68 (9.96%) UNIX
7 63 (9.22%) Windows XP
8 48 (7.03%) Windows 8
9 25 (3.66%) Android
10 15 (2.20%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.61%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.46%) AIX
13 9 (1.32%) CentOS
14 8 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.17%) Solaris
15 7 (1.02%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (18.89%) ITIL
2 108 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (10.69%) CRM
4 51 (7.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 49 (7.17%) OO
6 40 (5.86%) Service Delivery
6 40 (5.86%) Scrum
7 32 (4.69%) MVC
8 29 (4.25%) OOA/OOD
9 27 (3.95%) E-Commerce
10 26 (3.81%) Mentoring
11 24 (3.51%) SOA
11 24 (3.51%) Project Management
11 24 (3.51%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.37%) OOP
12 23 (3.37%) Time Management
13 21 (3.07%) Waterfall
14 20 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (2.93%) Software Engineering
15 19 (2.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 205 (30.01%) SQL
2 104 (15.23%) C#
3 97 (14.20%) JavaScript
4 63 (9.22%) T-SQL
5 38 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 33 (4.83%) Java
7 20 (2.93%) Python
7 20 (2.93%) PowerShell
8 18 (2.64%) VBScript
9 13 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.61%) Perl
11 10 (1.46%) ActionScript
11 10 (1.46%) ActionScript 3.0
11 10 (1.46%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.32%) C++
13 8 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.02%) VB
14 7 (1.02%) C
14 7 (1.02%) PHP
15 6 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 136 (19.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (10.69%) Degree
3 66 (9.66%) MCSE
4 60 (8.78%) Security Cleared
5 53 (7.76%) MCP
5 53 (7.76%) SC Cleared
6 49 (7.17%) MCTS
6 49 (7.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 45 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (6.00%) MCSA
9 31 (4.54%) CCNA
10 30 (4.39%) MCSD
11 29 (4.25%) MCAD
12 26 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (3.66%) MCITP
14 21 (3.07%) CCA
14 21 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
15 19 (2.78%) VCP4
16 18 (2.64%) CCNP
17 8 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.35%) SLA
2 13 (1.90%) QA
3 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 264 (38.65%) Active Directory
2 162 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (13.62%) Hyper-V
4 85 (12.45%) vSphere
5 45 (6.59%) XenApp
6 40 (5.86%) VMware ESX
7 24 (3.51%) Terminal Services
8 20 (2.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 18 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (2.49%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.76%) XenServer
12 7 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.15%) Samba
16 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
16 1 (0.15%) SRDF
16 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 38 (5.56%) SCCM
2 22 (3.22%) SCOM
3 17 (2.49%) WSUS
4 13 (1.90%) Nagios
5 9 (1.32%) SCVMM
5 9 (1.32%) MOM
5 9 (1.32%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.02%) XenMobile
7 6 (0.88%) Windows Intune
7 6 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.73%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.73%) Foglight
8 5 (0.73%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.59%) SCSM
10 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 391 (57.25%) Microsoft
2 235 (34.41%) VMware
3 114 (16.69%) Citrix
4 100 (14.64%) Cisco
5 33 (4.83%) NetApp
6 32 (4.69%) HP
7 29 (4.25%) Oracle
7 29 (4.25%) Apple
8 27 (3.95%) EMC
9 22 (3.22%) Juniper
10 16 (2.34%) Dell
11 15 (2.20%) IBM
12 13 (1.90%) Sencha
13 12 (1.76%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.76%) Sybase
14 11 (1.61%) CommVault
14 11 (1.61%) Symantec
15 10 (1.46%) DevExpress
15 10 (1.46%) Appcelerator
16 9 (1.32%) SonicWALL
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