The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 20 8
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows 26 12 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.61% 5.69% 11.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.27% 25.00% 68.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 28
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -19.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £34,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
37 48 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.37% 22.75% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 34
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
England

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 18 April 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 23 (53.49%) SQL
3 20 (46.51%) Linux
4 19 (44.19%) UNIX
5 15 (34.88%) Oracle
5 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
6 14 (32.56%) PL/SQL
7 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
7 13 (30.23%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (30.23%) RDBMS
7 13 (30.23%) OCP
7 13 (30.23%) SQLPlus
7 13 (30.23%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (30.23%) Oracle Database
7 13 (30.23%) Relational Database
8 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (25.58%) EMC
9 11 (25.58%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (25.58%) MySQL
9 11 (25.58%) Middleware
9 11 (25.58%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (25.58%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (25.58%) Hadoop
9 11 (25.58%) NoSQL
9 11 (25.58%) Oracle Exadata
9 11 (25.58%) Oracle Exalogic
10 10 (23.26%) SAN
11 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (18.60%) Citrix
12 8 (18.60%) VMware

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) Lync
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) SAN
2 4 (9.30%) DNS
2 4 (9.30%) VoIP
2 4 (9.30%) DHCP
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 3 (6.98%) NetScaler
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) SMTP
5 1 (2.33%) FTP
5 1 (2.33%) SNMP
5 1 (2.33%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) NAS
5 1 (2.33%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
1 13 (30.23%) RDBMS
1 13 (30.23%) SQLPlus
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle Database
1 13 (30.23%) Relational Database
2 11 (25.58%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (25.58%) MySQL
2 11 (25.58%) Hadoop
2 11 (25.58%) NoSQL
2 11 (25.58%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.33%) Toad
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Consultant
2 13 (30.23%) DBA
2 13 (30.23%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (25.58%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Data Architect
4 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.63%) Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Storage Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Data Centre Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Citrix Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) EMC Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) EMC Storage Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Storage Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Middleware
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) Flash
4 4 (9.30%) WCF
4 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.30%) HTML
4 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.98%) COM
5 3 (6.98%) WPF
5 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (4.65%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (4.65%) REST
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
6 2 (4.65%) Silverlight
6 2 (4.65%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle Exalogic
2 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (11.63%) Replication
3 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.30%) SystemC
4 4 (9.30%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Linux
2 19 (44.19%) UNIX
3 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) AIX
6 1 (2.33%) HPUX
6 1 (2.33%) Solaris
6 1 (2.33%) SUSE
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (25.58%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (11.63%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (9.30%) MVC
4 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (9.30%) CRM
4 4 (9.30%) OO
5 3 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.65%) MVVM
6 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.65%) Information Security
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.65%) TDD
6 2 (4.65%) OOP
6 2 (4.65%) SOA
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) PL/SQL
3 7 (16.28%) C#
4 4 (9.30%) C
5 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle Certification
1 13 (30.23%) OCP
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.63%) MCSE
3 4 (9.30%) MCITP
4 3 (6.98%) CCA
4 3 (6.98%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.98%) MCTS
4 3 (6.98%) CCEE
5 2 (4.65%) OCA
5 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) HL7
2 2 (4.65%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.33%) Basel II
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (16.28%) XenApp
3 6 (13.95%) XenDesktop
4 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
4 5 (11.63%) SRDF
4 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.98%) ISA Server
5 3 (6.98%) vCloud
5 3 (6.98%) vSphere
5 3 (6.98%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (6.98%) IAG
5 3 (6.98%) UAG
6 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (6.98%) WSUS
2 3 (6.98%) Cacti
3 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.88%) Oracle
3 11 (25.58%) EMC
4 8 (18.60%) Citrix
4 8 (18.60%) VMware
5 5 (11.63%) Unisys
5 5 (11.63%) NetApp
6 4 (9.30%) Symantec
6 4 (9.30%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco
7 3 (6.98%) AppSense
7 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.65%) DevExpress
9 1 (2.33%) IBM
9 1 (2.33%) Sun
9 1 (2.33%) StorageTek
9 1 (2.33%) Apple
9 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.33%) Sophos
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