The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 28 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.42% 10.56% 12.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 90.48% 71.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 17
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
Windows
England

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

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 21 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.42% 11.67% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 20
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Windows
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows Salary Trend in the Midlands

Windows
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 7 (50.00%) Linux
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (35.71%) NetApp
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) MCSE
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
4 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 4 (28.57%) XenApp
4 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 3 (21.43%) XenServer
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
5 3 (21.43%) vSphere

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) GPRS
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) WLAN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) 4G
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) PeopleTools
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) PeopleSoft Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Sales Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) Network Design
4 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) E-business
5 1 (7.14%) Process Management
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) PeopleCode
4 1 (7.14%) SQR
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (14.29%) CCA
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCEA
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) OCP
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) MCSD
4 1 (7.14%) VCP5
4 1 (7.14%) NCIE
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) XenServer
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) SCDPM
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) NetApp
4 4 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) BMC
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) hybris
6 1 (7.14%) Brocade
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