The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Walsall region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 2.67% 12.50% 21.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 7
Average salary £34,000 £22,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.11% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £21,600 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 2.67% 12.50% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 8
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Windows
Salary Trend in Walsall

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

Windows Salary Trend in Walsall

Windows
Salary Histogram in Walsall

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Walsall region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Walsall

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) IIS
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) OLTP
5 6 (37.50%) Replication
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (31.25%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) CRM
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) QA
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) VPN
8 3 (18.75%) DNS
8 3 (18.75%) Intranet
8 3 (18.75%) XML
8 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 9 (56.25%) IIS
2 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) Intranet
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) WLAN
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) OLTP
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) DTS
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Coordinator
2 5 (31.25%) Release Coordinator
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) Ajax
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) PDA
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Network Load Balancing
1 6 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (31.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MCITP
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Telerik
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco