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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 14 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.46% 7.62% 12.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 72.73% 67.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 13
Average salary £48,000 £44,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
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
20 11 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.23% 10.48% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 24
Average salary £48,000 £44,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +25.71%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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 April 2016.

Windows Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (50.00%) Office 365
2 10 (50.00%) Yammer
2 10 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Symantec
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (20.00%) Information Management
4 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (15.00%) MS Project
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (50.00%) Office 365
1 10 (50.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) GPRS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Consultant
2 10 (50.00%) Azure Consultant
2 10 (50.00%) Azure Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 10 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Consultant
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Head of Development
6 1 (5.00%) Head of Software Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (20.00%) Information Management
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Signal Processing
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Symantec
2 4 (20.00%) VMware