The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 752 942 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.13% 17.02% 17.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.61% 67.92% 73.01%
Number of salaries quoted 649 793 768
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £33,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +7.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1096 1387 1167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.59% 25.06% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1168 1046
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Windows
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
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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 -2 264 £36,000 -4.00% 39
Coventry -3 125 £35,500 - 15
Staffordshire 0 108 £30,000 -14.28% 10
Warwickshire 0 75 £35,000 +4.47% 8
Shropshire +2 51 £35,000 +16.66% 12
Solihull -14 35 £42,500 +19.71% 3
Worcestershire -4 29 £35,750 +12.59% 10
Wolverhampton -2 15 £32,000 +3.22% 3
West Bromwich -9 11 £18,750 -50.00%
Herefordshire +9 10 £40,000 +45.45%
Sutton Coldfield -2 4 £33,750 +53.40% 3
Walsall -4 2 £31,500 +40.00%
Halesowen - 2 £21,000 -
Dudley -7 1 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Bilston - 1 £35,000 -
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 613 (40.36%) Microsoft
2 533 (35.09%) Active Directory
3 471 (31.01%) SQL
4 423 (27.85%) SQL Server
5 386 (25.41%) VMware
6 376 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 325 (21.40%) .NET
8 302 (19.88%) MS Excel
9 295 (19.42%) Citrix
10 273 (17.97%) C#
11 268 (17.64%) MS Exchange
12 267 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 252 (16.59%) Finance
14 236 (15.54%) Windows 7
15 232 (15.27%) Microsoft Certification
16 225 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 222 (14.61%) Cisco
18 216 (14.22%) Linux
19 203 (13.36%) ITIL
20 202 (13.30%) MS Office
21 194 (12.77%) Degree
22 193 (12.71%) Firewall
23 184 (12.11%) DNS
24 182 (11.98%) TCP/IP
25 181 (11.92%) HTML
26 179 (11.78%) LAN
27 178 (11.72%) WAN
28 169 (11.13%) Windows XP
29 162 (10.66%) MCSE
29 162 (10.66%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 268 (17.64%) MS Exchange
2 144 (9.48%) IIS
3 131 (8.62%) SharePoint
4 117 (7.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 85 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 81 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 78 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 74 (4.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 55 (3.62%) Lync
10 48 (3.16%) Apache
11 34 (2.24%) Tomcat
11 34 (2.24%) SharePoint Server
12 22 (1.45%) WebLogic
13 21 (1.38%) CMS
14 18 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
15 16 (1.05%) WordPress
16 13 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
17 12 (0.79%) Moodle
18 11 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
19 9 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 302 (19.88%) MS Excel
2 202 (13.30%) MS Office
3 21 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.99%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.46%) PrintSoft PReS
6 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.39%) MS Project
7 3 (0.20%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) InDesign
8 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.066%) GIMP
9 1 (0.066%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 29 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.26%) Visualfiles
3 4 (0.26%) assyst
4 3 (0.20%) Line 500
4 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.066%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.066%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.066%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.49%) Office 365
2 23 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.53%) SaaS
3 8 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.20%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.066%) Trello
6 1 (0.066%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 193 (12.71%) Firewall
2 184 (12.11%) DNS
3 182 (11.98%) TCP/IP
4 179 (11.78%) LAN
5 178 (11.72%) WAN
6 162 (10.66%) SAN
7 121 (7.97%) DHCP
8 104 (6.85%) VPN
9 60 (3.95%) Internet
10 52 (3.42%) NAS
11 50 (3.29%) VLAN
12 47 (3.09%) VoIP
13 33 (2.17%) HTTP
13 33 (2.17%) Wireless
14 32 (2.11%) Unified Communications
15 31 (2.04%) NetScaler
16 30 (1.97%) SSL
17 29 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
18 28 (1.84%) LDAP
19 25 (1.65%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (27.85%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 49 (3.23%) MySQL
7 46 (3.03%) Oracle Database
8 43 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.99%) OLTP
12 14 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.79%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.79%) DB2
14 12 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
17 8 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (3.62%) Visual Studio
2 39 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
4 21 (1.38%) MSI
5 18 (1.18%) Subversion
6 12 (0.79%) InstallShield
7 10 (0.66%) PVCS
8 9 (0.59%) AdminStudio
8 9 (0.59%) JIRA
9 8 (0.53%) Toad
9 8 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
9 8 (0.53%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.46%) Mercurial
10 7 (0.46%) MSTest
10 7 (0.46%) ClearCase
11 6 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.39%) NUnit
11 6 (0.39%) Selenium
12 5 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 252 (16.59%) Finance
2 61 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.29%) Retail
4 40 (2.63%) Legal
5 29 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.71%) Games
7 25 (1.65%) Publishing
7 25 (1.65%) Banking
8 20 (1.32%) Law
9 18 (1.18%) Marketing
10 17 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (0.92%) Electronics
12 12 (0.79%) Back Office
13 11 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.59%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.53%) Automotive
16 5 (0.33%) Advertising
16 5 (0.33%) German Language
17 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 337 (22.19%) Developer
2 305 (20.08%) Analyst
3 152 (10.01%) Support Analyst
4 133 (8.76%) Support Engineer
5 109 (7.18%) .NET Developer
6 106 (6.98%) Consultant
7 87 (5.73%) Software Developer
8 85 (5.60%) Administrator
9 75 (4.94%) Architect
10 74 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 70 (4.61%) IT Support
12 62 (4.08%) Senior Developer
13 59 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
14 54 (3.55%) Service Analyst
15 52 (3.42%) C# Developer
15 52 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
16 50 (3.29%) Technical Support
17 43 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
18 42 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
18 42 (2.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (21.40%) .NET
2 181 (11.92%) HTML
3 154 (10.14%) ASP.NET
4 115 (7.57%) CSS
5 111 (7.31%) Web Services
6 107 (7.04%) .NET Framework
7 99 (6.52%) WinForms
8 87 (5.73%) WCF
9 82 (5.40%) XML
10 79 (5.20%) WPF
11 66 (4.34%) jQuery
12 57 (3.75%) HTML5
13 45 (2.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 37 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 31 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 25 (1.65%) Ajax
17 20 (1.32%) Application Packaging
18 19 (1.25%) WF
18 19 (1.25%) NHibernate
18 19 (1.25%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.39%) Blackberry
2 63 (4.15%) Mobile App
3 58 (3.82%) Replication
4 55 (3.62%) Clustering
5 43 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.04%) Smartcard
7 30 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.71%) Biometrics
9 25 (1.65%) Open Source
10 21 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.38%) PDA
11 20 (1.32%) Mathematics
12 17 (1.12%) N-Tier
13 13 (0.86%) FlexPod
14 11 (0.72%) Wiki
14 11 (0.72%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.72%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.72%) CLARiiON
15 10 (0.66%) IVR
15 10 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 376 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 267 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 236 (15.54%) Windows 7
4 216 (14.22%) Linux
5 169 (11.13%) Windows XP
6 154 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 115 (7.57%) UNIX
8 113 (7.44%) Windows 8
9 74 (4.87%) Android
10 66 (4.34%) Apple iOS
11 55 (3.62%) Solaris
12 43 (2.83%) AIX
13 38 (2.50%) Windows Vista
14 36 (2.37%) Windows Mobile
15 29 (1.91%) Windows 2000
16 25 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
17 18 (1.18%) Windows Phone
17 18 (1.18%) Debian
18 16 (1.05%) Windows CE
19 14 (0.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (13.36%) ITIL
2 97 (6.39%) Project Management
3 95 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (5.60%) Migration
5 81 (5.33%) Service Delivery
6 76 (5.00%) MVC
7 71 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 61 (4.02%) Software Engineering
9 59 (3.88%) CRM
9 59 (3.88%) Unit Testing
10 57 (3.75%) TDD
11 49 (3.23%) Web Development
12 48 (3.16%) OO
13 42 (2.76%) Change Control
14 40 (2.63%) Time Management
14 40 (2.63%) Scrum
15 39 (2.57%) Load Balancing
16 38 (2.50%) E-Commerce
17 37 (2.44%) Automated Testing
18 35 (2.30%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 471 (31.01%) SQL
2 273 (17.97%) C#
3 124 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 119 (7.83%) VB.NET
5 107 (7.04%) VB
6 76 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 72 (4.74%) Java
8 69 (4.54%) C++
9 64 (4.21%) PowerShell
10 61 (4.02%) Perl
11 57 (3.75%) PHP
12 43 (2.83%) C
13 42 (2.76%) Shell Script
14 36 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.78%) VB6
16 25 (1.65%) Python
17 22 (1.45%) VBScript
18 17 (1.12%) Korn
19 15 (0.99%) Objective-C
20 14 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 232 (15.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 194 (12.77%) Degree
3 162 (10.66%) MCSE
4 78 (5.13%) MCITP
5 70 (4.61%) Security Cleared
6 65 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 63 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (4.15%) MCP
8 61 (4.02%) CCNA
9 47 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
10 46 (3.03%) MCTS
11 44 (2.90%) SC Cleared
12 43 (2.83%) MCSA
13 39 (2.57%) CCA
14 21 (1.38%) ISEB
14 21 (1.38%) CCEE
15 15 (0.99%) NCDA
16 10 (0.66%) VCAP
17 9 (0.59%) CCNP
17 9 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.86%) SLA
2 40 (2.63%) TickIT
3 32 (2.11%) ISO 9001
4 21 (1.38%) QA
5 9 (0.59%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 533 (35.09%) Active Directory
2 225 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (9.15%) Hyper-V
4 110 (7.24%) XenApp
5 93 (6.12%) vSphere
6 82 (5.40%) XenDesktop
7 50 (3.29%) VMware ESX
8 46 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (2.37%) Forefront TMG
10 34 (2.24%) XenServer
11 33 (2.17%) Terminal Services
12 30 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.79%) Terminal Server
15 11 (0.72%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.72%) UAG
16 10 (0.66%) PowerHA
17 8 (0.53%) Shibboleth
17 8 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
18 7 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 116 (7.64%) SCCM
2 73 (4.81%) WSUS
3 47 (3.09%) SCOM
3 47 (3.09%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (0.86%) CA SiteMinder
6 13 (0.86%) AppDNA
7 10 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 10 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 8 (0.53%) XenMobile
9 7 (0.46%) SCDPM
9 7 (0.46%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.39%) Cacti
10 6 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.39%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.39%) Nagios
11 5 (0.33%) ARCserve
12 4 (0.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 613 (40.36%) Microsoft
2 386 (25.41%) VMware
3 295 (19.42%) Citrix
4 222 (14.61%) Cisco
5 130 (8.56%) Oracle
6 109 (7.18%) HP
7 91 (5.99%) NetApp
8 57 (3.75%) EMC
9 48 (3.16%) Dell
10 40 (2.63%) IBM
10 40 (2.63%) Apple
11 38 (2.50%) Symantec
12 29 (1.91%) Sun
13 23 (1.51%) CheckPoint
14 22 (1.45%) AppSense
14 22 (1.45%) Fujitsu
15 20 (1.32%) LANDesk
15 20 (1.32%) Altiris
15 20 (1.32%) McAfee
16 19 (1.25%) Red Hat
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £36k - 38k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £19000 per annum + + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 per annum + + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum - Overall package circa £50
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + growth
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Excellent salarty plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago