The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 20 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 5.80% 13.33% 17.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 11
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% -12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £24,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £46,000 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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 Walsall region.

Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 5.80% 13.33% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 11
Average salary £27,500 £26,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £24,250 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £33,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 8 February 2016.

Windows Salary Histogram in Walsall

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (60.00%) VMware
1 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (35.00%) LAN
6 7 (35.00%) WAN
7 6 (30.00%) SLA
7 6 (30.00%) Driving Licence
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
8 5 (25.00%) XenApp
8 5 (25.00%) Veeam
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
9 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (15.00%) MPLS
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.00%) HND
10 3 (15.00%) Degree

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) LAN
1 7 (35.00%) WAN
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) MPLS
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) IMAP
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) IT Support
3 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Hardware Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) IT Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Software Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) B2B
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
1 3 (15.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (25.00%) XenApp
4 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Veeam
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Mitel
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Kaspersky