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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 14 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 56.00% 33.33% 39.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 93.33% 70.00% 68.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 11
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
15 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 60.00% 47.62% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 16
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,350 £17,450 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £40,000 £45,000
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 19 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Dudley

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) NetApp
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (23.53%) Supplier Management
6 4 (23.53%) MCSE
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) Service Management
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Dell
8 2 (11.76%) Firewall
9 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
9 1 (5.88%) EPoS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
1 6 (35.29%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Support
3 3 (17.65%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) EPoS
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (23.53%) Supplier Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenServer
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 6 (35.29%) NetApp
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle