The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 11 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 708 909 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.59% 18.04% 15.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.49% 72.37% 62.88%
Number of salaries quoted 596 786 521
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1081 1256 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.22% 24.93% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 912 1088 848
Average salary £36,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.95% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Windows
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Windows Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
Birmingham -4 224 £37,500 +15.38% 45
Warwickshire +4 127 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Coventry -2 98 £33,500 +3.07% 16
Staffordshire -6 75 £35,000 +37.25% 23
Worcestershire +3 68 £33,000 -2.94% 14
Solihull +2 23 £35,000 -2.77% 5
Wolverhampton +2 19 £40,000 +23.07% 3
West Bromwich +1 18 £18,500 +35.77%
Shropshire -11 16 £31,750 +3.25% 3
Dudley -7 14 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Walsall -10 8 £27,500 +1.85%
Herefordshire +4 3 £27,000 +20.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield -9 2 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Brierley Hill +4 1 - -
Halesowen 0 1 £30,000 +17.64% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the West 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.

1 591 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 562 (39.86%) Windows Server
3 477 (33.83%) Active Directory
4 417 (29.57%) VMware
5 392 (27.80%) SQL Server
6 357 (25.32%) SQL
7 278 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 276 (19.57%) Linux
9 258 (18.30%) MS Excel
10 243 (17.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 230 (16.31%) MS Exchange
12 225 (15.96%) Cisco
13 218 (15.46%) ITIL
14 212 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 199 (14.11%) .NET
16 195 (13.83%) Firewall
17 188 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
18 187 (13.26%) Citrix
19 186 (13.19%) MS Office
20 176 (12.48%) Degree
21 173 (12.27%) C#
22 171 (12.13%) Windows 7
23 163 (11.56%) Hyper-V
24 162 (11.49%) Finance
25 153 (10.85%) Oracle
26 139 (9.86%) LAN
26 139 (9.86%) WAN
27 137 (9.72%) TCP/IP
27 137 (9.72%) SAN
28 136 (9.65%) Unix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 230 (16.31%) MS Exchange
2 87 (6.17%) IIS
3 80 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 56 (3.97%) SharePoint
6 46 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.99%) Skype for Business
10 20 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.13%) Apache
11 16 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2000
12 12 (0.85%) Confluence
13 10 (0.71%) Site Server
14 9 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.57%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.50%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.50%) JBoss
16 7 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 258 (18.30%) MS Excel
2 186 (13.19%) MS Office
3 15 (1.06%) MS Project
4 9 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.43%) SAP SM
3 4 (0.28%) Exstream
4 3 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.14%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.071%) assyst
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.071%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.071%) Summit
6 1 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.11%) Office 365
2 67 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.20%) IaaS
4 22 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.56%) SaaS
5 15 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.06%) PaaS
6 11 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (0.78%) GitHub
7 9 (0.64%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.28%) Bluemix
9 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 195 (13.83%) Firewall
2 139 (9.86%) LAN
2 139 (9.86%) WAN
3 137 (9.72%) SAN
3 137 (9.72%) TCP/IP
4 101 (7.16%) DNS
5 81 (5.74%) DHCP
6 60 (4.26%) VoIP
7 51 (3.62%) VLAN
8 45 (3.19%) VPN
9 42 (2.98%) Internet
10 36 (2.55%) Wireless
11 31 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
13 28 (1.99%) Network Security
14 27 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (1.35%) Unified Communications
16 18 (1.28%) IPv4
17 13 (0.92%) WLAN
18 12 (0.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (27.80%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (6.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 54 (3.83%) QlikView
7 53 (3.76%) Data Mart
8 52 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (2.70%) MySQL
10 28 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 28 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 27 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.84%) Relational Database
13 19 (1.35%) Big Data
14 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (0.78%) MongoDB
16 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.20%) NUnit
3 30 (2.13%) Subversion
4 27 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (1.70%) JIRA
5 24 (1.70%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 20 (1.42%) Mercurial
8 18 (1.28%) Moq
8 18 (1.28%) MSTest
8 18 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
8 18 (1.28%) Selenium
9 16 (1.13%) Jenkins
10 15 (1.06%) GDB
11 10 (0.71%) Hudson
11 10 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (0.64%) Log4j
12 9 (0.64%) Selenium IDE
13 8 (0.57%) NSubstitute
14 5 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 162 (11.49%) Finance
2 52 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.48%) Retail
4 41 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 41 (2.91%) Marketing
5 25 (1.77%) Billing
6 17 (1.21%) Legal
7 15 (1.06%) Games
8 14 (0.99%) Back Office
9 13 (0.92%) Electronics
10 12 (0.85%) Banking
11 10 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.64%) German Language
13 8 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.50%) Automotive
14 7 (0.50%) Law
15 3 (0.21%) Advertising
15 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 367 (26.03%) Analyst
2 223 (15.82%) Developer
3 145 (10.28%) Support Engineer
4 122 (8.65%) Support Analyst
5 112 (7.94%) IT Support
6 99 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 85 (6.03%) Service Analyst
8 79 (5.60%) Service Desk Analyst
9 78 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 77 (5.46%) .NET Developer
11 76 (5.39%) Administrator
12 68 (4.82%) IT Analyst
13 61 (4.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 61 (4.33%) Consultant
14 60 (4.26%) SQL Developer
14 60 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
15 58 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
15 58 (4.11%) IT Engineer
16 56 (3.97%) SQL Analyst
17 53 (3.76%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (14.11%) .NET
2 84 (5.96%) ASP.NET
3 79 (5.60%) HTML
4 73 (5.18%) WCF
5 72 (5.11%) WPF
6 67 (4.75%) WinForms
7 66 (4.68%) .NET Framework
8 57 (4.04%) Web Services
9 47 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (3.19%) XML
11 34 (2.41%) CSS
12 33 (2.34%) jQuery
13 32 (2.27%) Ninject
14 31 (2.20%) X-Windows
15 27 (1.91%) HTML5
16 26 (1.84%) Qt
17 25 (1.77%) AngularJS
18 23 (1.63%) Entity Framework
19 21 (1.49%) Castle Windsor
20 20 (1.42%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 83 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.11%) Computer Science
4 57 (4.04%) Clustering
5 51 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 29 (2.06%) Mathematics
8 26 (1.84%) Inversion of Control
9 24 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.42%) CUDA
11 19 (1.35%) Blackberry
11 19 (1.35%) Replication
12 18 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
12 18 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.13%) Fat Client
13 16 (1.13%) N-Tier
13 16 (1.13%) Thin Client
14 15 (1.06%) Data Integration
15 12 (0.85%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.85%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 562 (39.86%) Windows Server
2 278 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 276 (19.57%) Linux
4 243 (17.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 188 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 171 (12.13%) Windows 7
7 136 (9.65%) Unix
8 118 (8.37%) Windows XP
9 103 (7.30%) Windows 8
10 53 (3.76%) Mac OS X
11 41 (2.91%) Android
12 38 (2.70%) Windows 10
13 32 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 26 (1.84%) Apple iOS
14 26 (1.84%) Windows Vista
15 24 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (1.06%) Solaris
17 13 (0.92%) CentOS
17 13 (0.92%) SUSE
17 13 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (15.46%) ITIL
2 135 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
4 74 (5.25%) Software Engineering
5 69 (4.89%) MVC
6 62 (4.40%) OO
7 60 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (3.90%) Data Analysis
9 55 (3.90%) Open Source
10 54 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 54 (3.83%) Project Management
10 54 (3.83%) Scrum
11 50 (3.55%) Service Management
12 45 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
12 45 (3.19%) SDLC
13 44 (3.12%) Migration
14 40 (2.84%) Coaching
14 40 (2.84%) ERP
14 40 (2.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 357 (25.32%) SQL
2 173 (12.27%) C#
3 112 (7.94%) T-SQL
4 88 (6.24%) Java
5 81 (5.74%) C++
6 76 (5.39%) JavaScript
7 74 (5.25%) C
8 67 (4.75%) PL/SQL
9 51 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 51 (3.62%) VB.NET
10 44 (3.12%) VB
11 42 (2.98%) Python
12 37 (2.62%) Perl
13 29 (2.06%) Ruby
14 26 (1.84%) VB6
15 19 (1.35%) PHP
16 12 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.85%) Scala
16 12 (0.85%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.64%) F#
Qualifications
1 176 (12.48%) Degree
2 134 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (6.24%) MCSE
4 87 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (5.32%) CCNA
6 55 (3.90%) Security Cleared
7 54 (3.83%) MCSA
8 49 (3.48%) MCITP
9 40 (2.84%) CCNP
10 39 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 38 (2.70%) SC Cleared
12 33 (2.34%) MCP
13 31 (2.20%) CISSP
14 29 (2.06%) CISM
15 20 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (1.28%) ISEB
16 18 (1.28%) SANS
17 15 (1.06%) MCTS
18 14 (0.99%) CCDP
18 14 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (7.30%) SLA
2 54 (3.83%) Data Quality
3 35 (2.48%) QA
4 19 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.50%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.50%) TickIT
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 477 (33.83%) Active Directory
2 212 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (11.56%) Hyper-V
4 63 (4.47%) vSphere
5 50 (3.55%) XenApp
6 25 (1.77%) Terminal Services
7 23 (1.63%) Firmware
8 21 (1.49%) VMware ESX
9 20 (1.42%) Cygwin
10 13 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.71%) Docker
12 10 (0.71%) Xen
12 10 (0.71%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.57%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.43%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 65 (4.61%) SCCM
2 36 (2.55%) Backup Exec
3 28 (1.99%) SCOM
4 25 (1.77%) WSUS
5 20 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (1.35%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.78%) Nagios
8 10 (0.71%) Puppet
8 10 (0.71%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.71%) Windows Intune
9 9 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.43%) QRadar
11 6 (0.43%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.35%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.35%) Ansible
12 5 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.35%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 591 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 417 (29.57%) VMware
3 225 (15.96%) Cisco
4 187 (13.26%) Citrix
5 153 (10.85%) Oracle
6 87 (6.17%) NetApp
7 86 (6.10%) HP
8 57 (4.04%) IBM
9 53 (3.76%) Tableau
10 36 (2.55%) Red Hat
11 35 (2.48%) Veeam
12 34 (2.41%) Juniper
13 32 (2.27%) SAP
14 31 (2.20%) CheckPoint
15 30 (2.13%) Dell
16 29 (2.06%) Avaya
17 28 (1.99%) Apple
18 26 (1.84%) Intel Security
18 26 (1.84%) Symantec
19 19 (1.35%) SonicWALL
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + flexi working, free parking
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£30,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £41000 Per Annum £30-41K + excellent bens package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Fuel Card
Posted: 2 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Send
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago