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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10 19 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.13% 7.60% 14.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.91% 65.52% 82.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 21
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £28,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
11 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.94% 11.60% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11 24 26
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £41,600
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 15 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Essbase
3 5 (22.73%) HFM
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) RDBMS
3 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) EMC
3 5 (22.73%) Hyperion
3 5 (22.73%) Informatica
3 5 (22.73%) DRM
3 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (22.73%) UNIX
3 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (22.73%) ERP
3 5 (22.73%) ETL
3 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
4 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) NetApp
4 4 (18.18%) SQLPlus
4 4 (18.18%) OCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (13.64%) Lync
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) HFM
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) VoIP
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 5 (22.73%) RDBMS
1 5 (22.73%) Essbase
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
1 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
2 4 (18.18%) SQLPlus
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) DBA
1 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (18.18%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Storage Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) C++ Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) EMC Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) C Developer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) COM
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Exalogic
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (22.73%) DRM
2 5 (22.73%) ERP
2 5 (22.73%) ETL
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) E-business
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
2 2 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) OCP
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (9.09%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) ISA Server
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (13.64%) XenApp
2 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
2 3 (13.64%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (13.64%) IAG
2 3 (13.64%) UAG
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Cacti
2 3 (13.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (13.64%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.55%) SCDPM
3 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.55%) SCSM
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Hyperion
2 5 (22.73%) Informatica
2 5 (22.73%) EMC
3 4 (18.18%) NetApp
4 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) VMware