The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dudley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 20 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 62.50% 8.70% 36.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.96% 20.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19 2 4
Average salary £27,500 £26,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% -28.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £18,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £33,200 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
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 Dudley region.

Operating Systems Category
Dudley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 71.88% 43.48% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 4
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

Windows
Salary Trend in Dudley

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

Windows Salary Trend in Dudley

Windows
Salary Histogram in Dudley

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Dudley region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Dudley

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 26 (89.66%) VMware
2 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
3 22 (75.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (68.97%) Citrix
5 19 (65.52%) Linux
6 18 (62.07%) ITIL
6 18 (62.07%) NetApp
7 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
8 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (44.83%) MCSE
9 12 (41.38%) SLA
9 12 (41.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (24.14%) Service Management
11 6 (20.69%) Cisco
11 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
11 6 (20.69%) Dell
12 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (17.24%) SQL
13 4 (13.79%) LAN
13 4 (13.79%) WAN
14 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
15 2 (6.90%) XenApp
15 2 (6.90%) XenServer
15 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
15 2 (6.90%) vSphere
15 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
15 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) LAN
1 4 (13.79%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) VoIP
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Analyst
2 13 (44.83%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (20.69%) Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Network Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Network Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Support
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Operations Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Operations Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) EPoS
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.45%) AS400
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
1 1 (3.45%) Statistics
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Service Management
3 2 (6.90%) ERP
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Network Management
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.45%) Software Licensing
4 1 (3.45%) ITSM
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) MCSE
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (41.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
2 22 (75.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
4 2 (6.90%) XenServer
4 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) VMware
2 20 (68.97%) Citrix
3 18 (62.07%) NetApp
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Dell
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
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