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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 11.25% 17.28% 15.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 82.35% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 9
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £38,000 £34,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 Walsall region.

Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 11.25% 20.99% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 9
Average salary £28,750 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +33.33%
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 1 April 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Walsall

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 5 (23.81%) MS Office
6 5 (23.81%) LAN
6 5 (23.81%) WAN
6 5 (23.81%) Dell
6 5 (23.81%) Firewall
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) DNS
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco
7 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
7 4 (19.05%) Software Deployment
8 3 (14.29%) C
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 3 (14.29%) Citrix
8 3 (14.29%) Avaya
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (14.29%) Telecoms

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) LAN
1 5 (23.81%) WAN
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) ISDN
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) Q.931
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
3 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) WCF
2 2 (9.52%) WPF
2 2 (9.52%) CSLA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) AS400
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
1 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
1 4 (19.05%) Software Deployment
2 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 3 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) WFM
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) HND
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) XenApp
3 3 (14.29%) XenServer
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.76%) Xen
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Dell
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) Verint
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard
7 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos
7 1 (4.76%) Websense
7 1 (4.76%) SurfControl