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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 849 751 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.03% 15.22% 16.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.85% 68.52% 69.44%
Number of salaries quoted 713 652 706
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
1270 1096 1188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.98% 22.21% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 961 1011
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 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
Birmingham -7 222 £35,000 -6.66% 42
Coventry +4 167 £38,000 +0.66% 8
Warwickshire 0 116 £36,500 +4.28% 15
Staffordshire +2 105 £30,000 -6.25% 12
Solihull +5 63 £33,000 -5.71% 5
Shropshire +1 55 £31,000 -14.48% 9
Worcestershire 0 43 £34,000 +19.29% 9
Wolverhampton +15 25 £35,500 +0.70% 2
Dudley +2 22 £27,500 +41.03% 2
Herefordshire -3 10 £42,500 - 6
Walsall -3 7 £34,250 +8.73% 1
West Bromwich -4 4 £18,375 -3.28% 1
Kingswinford - 2 £28,500 -
Halesowen -3 1 £17,500 -31.37%
Sutton Coldfield -9 1 £35,000 +18.64% 3
Bilston - 1 £28,000 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 809 (46.74%) Microsoft
2 634 (36.63%) Active Directory
3 576 (33.28%) SQL Server
4 566 (32.70%) VMware
5 555 (32.06%) SQL
6 420 (24.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 393 (22.70%) .NET
8 372 (21.49%) MS Excel
9 363 (20.97%) Citrix
10 346 (19.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 338 (19.53%) MS Exchange
12 318 (18.37%) C#
13 314 (18.14%) Linux
14 296 (17.10%) Cisco
15 286 (16.52%) ITIL
16 263 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
17 258 (14.90%) Windows 7
18 257 (14.85%) MS Office
19 242 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
20 222 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
21 220 (12.71%) HTML
21 220 (12.71%) JavaScript
22 212 (12.25%) Firewall
23 210 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
24 208 (12.02%) Hyper-V
25 207 (11.96%) LAN
26 194 (11.21%) SQL Server 2008
27 188 (10.86%) WAN
28 187 (10.80%) DNS
29 184 (10.63%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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
1 338 (19.53%) MS Exchange
2 162 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 160 (9.24%) SharePoint
4 153 (8.84%) IIS
5 103 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 63 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 62 (3.58%) JBoss
8 48 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 45 (2.60%) Tomcat
11 41 (2.37%) Apache
12 39 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
13 35 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
14 33 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 21 (1.21%) CMS
16 18 (1.04%) Lync
17 17 (0.98%) WebSphere
18 16 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
18 16 (0.92%) IBM Notes
19 12 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 372 (21.49%) MS Excel
2 257 (14.85%) MS Office
3 11 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.40%) MS Project
6 6 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.12%) Simulink
9 2 (0.12%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.058%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 72 (4.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.69%) Agresso
3 11 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.35%) assyst
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.29%) Line 500
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.17%) Magento
8 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.058%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.058%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.058%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.66%) Office 365
2 49 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.16%) SaaS
4 5 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.29%) Trello
4 5 (0.29%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.17%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.058%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.058%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 212 (12.25%) Firewall
2 207 (11.96%) LAN
3 188 (10.86%) WAN
4 187 (10.80%) DNS
5 179 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 161 (9.30%) SAN
7 109 (6.30%) DHCP
8 98 (5.66%) VPN
9 59 (3.41%) Internet
10 55 (3.18%) VLAN
11 47 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 43 (2.48%) VoIP
13 42 (2.43%) Wireless
14 35 (2.02%) IP Telephony
14 35 (2.02%) NAS
15 26 (1.50%) DDNS
16 22 (1.27%) Network Security
16 22 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
17 19 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (1.04%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (33.28%) SQL Server
2 194 (11.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 96 (5.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 78 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 55 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 48 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (2.77%) MySQL
8 29 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.16%) MS Access
11 17 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
12 16 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.69%) DB2
14 12 (0.69%) DTS
15 9 (0.52%) NoSQL
16 8 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 133 (7.68%) Visual Studio
2 48 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.39%) Selenium
4 23 (1.33%) NUnit
5 21 (1.21%) Hudson
6 19 (1.10%) MSTest
6 19 (1.10%) Jenkins
7 14 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
7 14 (0.81%) Moq
7 14 (0.81%) JIRA
8 13 (0.75%) Git (software)
8 13 (0.75%) WebDriver
9 12 (0.69%) GoogleTest
9 12 (0.69%) Subversion
9 12 (0.69%) JMeter
10 9 (0.52%) CruiseControl
10 9 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.46%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.46%) Ant
12 6 (0.35%) Artifactory
General
1 142 (8.20%) Finance
2 61 (3.52%) Retail
3 55 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.02%) Marketing
5 33 (1.91%) Law
6 28 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.39%) Advertising
8 23 (1.33%) Legal
9 19 (1.10%) Banking
10 12 (0.69%) Back Office
11 11 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.64%) Games
12 9 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.35%) Automotive
14 5 (0.29%) Electronics
15 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.12%) Finnish Language
16 2 (0.12%) French Language
16 2 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 364 (21.03%) Analyst
2 294 (16.98%) Developer
3 170 (9.82%) Support Engineer
4 167 (9.65%) Support Analyst
5 136 (7.86%) Architect
6 103 (5.95%) Consultant
7 102 (5.89%) .NET Developer
8 95 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 92 (5.31%) IT Support
10 91 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
11 88 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 85 (4.91%) Applications Support
13 78 (4.51%) Administrator
14 67 (3.87%) Service Analyst
14 67 (3.87%) Team Leader
15 64 (3.70%) C# Developer
16 63 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
17 51 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 50 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
19 49 (2.83%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (22.70%) .NET
2 220 (12.71%) HTML
3 181 (10.46%) ASP.NET
4 177 (10.23%) CSS
5 118 (6.82%) jQuery
6 109 (6.30%) WCF
7 98 (5.66%) HTML5
8 95 (5.49%) XML
9 91 (5.26%) .NET Framework
10 90 (5.20%) Web Services
11 71 (4.10%) WinForms
12 66 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (3.64%) Ajax
14 61 (3.52%) WPF
15 55 (3.18%) CSS3
16 45 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 38 (2.20%) LINQ
18 32 (1.85%) J2EE
19 27 (1.56%) WF
20 16 (0.92%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.81%) Blackberry
3 64 (3.70%) Clustering
4 63 (3.64%) User Experience
5 42 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.68%) Mobile App
9 23 (1.33%) Replication
9 23 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.04%) iPhone
10 18 (1.04%) iSeries
11 17 (0.98%) Statistics
12 14 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
13 12 (0.69%) NHS
13 12 (0.69%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.58%) EPoS
14 10 (0.58%) AS400
14 10 (0.58%) iPad
14 10 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 420 (24.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 314 (18.14%) Linux
3 263 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 258 (14.90%) Windows 7
5 242 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 138 (7.97%) Windows XP
7 111 (6.41%) Windows 8
8 110 (6.35%) UNIX
9 71 (4.10%) Android
10 54 (3.12%) Apple iOS
11 42 (2.43%) Solaris
12 36 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (1.85%) Windows Vista
14 21 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
15 18 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.92%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.58%) AIX
17 10 (0.58%) CentOS
18 5 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (16.52%) ITIL
2 210 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (6.76%) OO
4 116 (6.70%) MVC
5 99 (5.72%) Service Delivery
6 97 (5.60%) CRM
7 66 (3.81%) Mentoring
8 60 (3.47%) Scrum
9 52 (3.00%) E-Commerce
9 52 (3.00%) Web Development
10 51 (2.95%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (2.72%) Time Management
11 47 (2.72%) Project Management
11 47 (2.72%) Incident Management
12 45 (2.60%) Software Engineering
12 45 (2.60%) Migration
13 42 (2.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 42 (2.43%) DevOps
14 39 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (2.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 555 (32.06%) SQL
2 318 (18.37%) C#
3 220 (12.71%) JavaScript
4 120 (6.93%) VB.NET
5 117 (6.76%) T-SQL
6 108 (6.24%) Java
7 71 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 70 (4.04%) VB
9 46 (2.66%) C
10 41 (2.37%) PHP
11 39 (2.25%) PL/SQL
11 39 (2.25%) VBScript
12 38 (2.20%) C++
13 32 (1.85%) Perl
13 32 (1.85%) Python
14 24 (1.39%) VBA
15 22 (1.27%) VB6
16 12 (0.69%) Groovy
17 11 (0.64%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.46%) JCL
Qualifications
1 222 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (7.11%) MCSE
3 117 (6.76%) Degree
4 100 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
5 88 (5.08%) CCNA
6 87 (5.03%) Security Cleared
7 71 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 68 (3.93%) Citrix Certification
8 68 (3.93%) MCSA
9 64 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
10 59 (3.41%) MCITP
11 57 (3.29%) CCA
12 53 (3.06%) MCP
12 53 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 47 (2.72%) MCTS
14 27 (1.56%) CCNP
15 26 (1.50%) CCEE
15 26 (1.50%) CCIA
16 21 (1.21%) MCSD
17 20 (1.16%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (7.80%) SLA
2 36 (2.08%) QA
3 20 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.58%) TickIT
6 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.17%) WAI
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 634 (36.63%) Active Directory
2 346 (19.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (12.02%) Hyper-V
4 124 (7.16%) vSphere
5 101 (5.83%) XenApp
6 59 (3.41%) XenDesktop
7 46 (2.66%) Terminal Services
8 45 (2.60%) VMware ESX
9 37 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 35 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
11 21 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.52%) XenServer
12 9 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
13 7 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (0.40%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.23%) vCloud
15 3 (0.17%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
17 1 (0.058%) Samba
Systems Management
1 73 (4.22%) SCCM
2 44 (2.54%) Nagios
3 32 (1.85%) Tivoli
3 32 (1.85%) SCOM
4 26 (1.50%) NetBackup
5 25 (1.44%) Backup Exec
6 16 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (0.92%) BladeLogic
6 16 (0.92%) Ansible
7 15 (0.87%) Unicenter
8 14 (0.81%) Control-M
9 13 (0.75%) WSUS
10 10 (0.58%) WMI
11 9 (0.52%) SCDPM
12 8 (0.46%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.46%) OpenView
12 8 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
13 7 (0.40%) Puppet
14 6 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 809 (46.74%) Microsoft
2 566 (32.70%) VMware
3 363 (20.97%) Citrix
4 296 (17.10%) Cisco
5 184 (10.63%) Oracle
6 102 (5.89%) HP
7 95 (5.49%) NetApp
8 74 (4.27%) Apple
9 57 (3.29%) Dell
10 49 (2.83%) IBM
11 44 (2.54%) Red Hat
12 42 (2.43%) Symantec
13 39 (2.25%) AppSense
14 30 (1.73%) Avaya
15 29 (1.68%) EMC
16 26 (1.50%) Fujitsu
17 25 (1.44%) SonicWALL
18 22 (1.27%) Brocade
19 21 (1.21%) Juniper
20 19 (1.10%) LANDesk
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + FULL BENS
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £13,000 to £17,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + CAR
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Argyll Scott Technology
Salary: Extensive Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: bonus, car, Pension, etc.
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Argyll Scott Technology
Salary: Extensive Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Coventry Building Society
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Argyll Scott Technology
Salary: £30k - £40k per annum + Up To 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Herefordshire
Vertical IT Limited
Salary: Relocation, Bonus, Pension, oncall
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday