The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 53 17 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 25.36% 14.17% 25.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.95% 68.00% 75.61%
Number of salaries quoted 51 12 27
Average salary £31,000 £20,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.00% -34.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,100 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £53,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +2.81%
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 Shropshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
78 25 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 37.32% 20.83% 33.88%
Number of salaries quoted 56 13 33
Average salary £30,500 £20,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.50% -27.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Windows Salary Trend in Shropshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Shropshire

Windows
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +7 41 £30,750 +53.75% 4
Shrewsbury - 4 £42,000 -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 53 (58.89%) VMware
1 53 (58.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 52 (57.78%) Citrix
3 43 (47.78%) Microsoft
3 43 (47.78%) DNS
4 42 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 34 (37.78%) TCP/IP
5 34 (37.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (34.44%) MS Exchange
7 28 (31.11%) Linux
8 27 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 27 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (30.00%) Cisco
8 27 (30.00%) Firewall
9 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (26.67%) SAN
10 24 (26.67%) DDNS
10 24 (26.67%) VPN
11 23 (25.56%) SQL
12 20 (22.22%) Hyper-V
12 20 (22.22%) NAS
13 19 (21.11%) HP
14 17 (18.89%) DHCP
14 17 (18.89%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (17.78%) Brocade
15 16 (17.78%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (17.78%) Clustering
16 15 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (15.56%) Cisco IOS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 31 (34.44%) MS Exchange
2 15 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.22%) Apache
4 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.67%) IIS
5 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.33%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (47.78%) DNS
2 34 (37.78%) TCP/IP
3 27 (30.00%) Firewall
4 24 (26.67%) SAN
4 24 (26.67%) DDNS
4 24 (26.67%) VPN
5 20 (22.22%) NAS
6 17 (18.89%) DHCP
7 14 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (14.44%) IP Telephony
9 10 (11.11%) VLAN
10 8 (8.89%) LAN
10 8 (8.89%) IPv4
10 8 (8.89%) IPv6
11 7 (7.78%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (7.78%) WAN
12 6 (6.67%) VoIP
13 3 (3.33%) SNMP
14 2 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (6.67%) MySQL
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Back Office
2 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Support Engineer
2 18 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 15 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (14.44%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.78%) Developer
6 7 (7.78%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Network Support
8 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Support Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Cisco Support
9 4 (4.44%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Technical Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) PHP Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.56%) XML
3 4 (4.44%) EDIFACT
3 4 (4.44%) HTML
3 4 (4.44%) SOAP
4 3 (3.33%) WinForms
4 3 (3.33%) WPF
5 2 (2.22%) COM
6 1 (1.11%) SAP BC
6 1 (1.11%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Clustering
2 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (58.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 34 (37.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (31.11%) Linux
4 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.56%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.33%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.22%) UNIX
10 2 (2.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.89%) Network Design
2 5 (5.56%) ITIL
2 5 (5.56%) Time Management
3 4 (4.44%) Web Development
3 4 (4.44%) Mentoring
3 4 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.33%) TDD
4 3 (3.33%) Migration
4 3 (3.33%) UML
4 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.22%) Data Security
5 2 (2.22%) OOP
5 2 (2.22%) OO
5 2 (2.22%) ERP
5 2 (2.22%) ETL
5 2 (2.22%) Data Management
5 2 (2.22%) Software Licensing
5 2 (2.22%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.11%) Information Assurance
6 1 (1.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.56%) SQL
2 13 (14.44%) C#
3 8 (8.89%) VB
4 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.56%) VBScript
5 4 (4.44%) PHP
5 4 (4.44%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.33%) C++
7 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.11%) COBOL
8 1 (1.11%) Java
8 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (17.78%) Citrix Certification
3 12 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (13.33%) CCNA
4 10 (11.11%) Degree
5 9 (10.00%) CCA
6 8 (8.89%) MCSE
6 8 (8.89%) MCSA
7 2 (2.22%) VCP4
8 1 (1.11%) CISSP
8 1 (1.11%) CCNP
8 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.11%) CISM
8 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 13 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 7 (7.78%) vSphere
6 6 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (6.67%) XenApp
7 5 (5.56%) XenServer
8 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (1.11%) WMI
2 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (58.89%) VMware
2 52 (57.78%) Citrix
3 43 (47.78%) Microsoft
4 27 (30.00%) Cisco
5 19 (21.11%) HP
6 16 (17.78%) Brocade
7 9 (10.00%) SonicWALL
8 8 (8.89%) Mitel
9 6 (6.67%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.56%) 3PAR
10 5 (5.56%) Avaya
11 4 (4.44%) Juniper
11 4 (4.44%) NetApp
11 4 (4.44%) Progress
12 3 (3.33%) Oracle
12 3 (3.33%) SAP
12 3 (3.33%) Lotus
13 2 (2.22%) Sage
13 2 (2.22%) Remedy
14 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
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