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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 844 883 873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.71% 16.00% 17.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.04% 63.21% 75.52%
Number of salaries quoted 732 774 765
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
1278 1397 1156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.79% 25.31% 23.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1114 1225 1004
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 £23,500 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 27 August 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 27 August 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
(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 0 302 £37,500 -6.25% 39
Coventry 0 136 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Staffordshire -1 102 £32,500 - 15
Warwickshire 0 92 £33,000 -5.71% 5
Worcestershire +2 44 £32,500 +4.83% 9
Solihull -4 43 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Shropshire 0 41 £35,000 +32.07% 4
Wolverhampton +6 18 £32,000 +3.22% 5
Herefordshire +10 17 £40,000 - 4
West Bromwich -1 5 £28,250 -19.85%
Sutton Coldfield -1 3 £35,000 +59.09% 1
Dudley -1 3 £30,000 -3.22%
Halesowen 0 2 £21,000 -16.00%
Walsall -4 2 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 709 (42.51%) Microsoft
2 564 (33.81%) Active Directory
3 513 (30.76%) SQL
4 469 (28.12%) SQL Server
5 468 (28.06%) VMware
6 448 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 356 (21.34%) Citrix
8 346 (20.74%) .NET
9 333 (19.96%) MS Excel
10 303 (18.17%) MS Exchange
11 301 (18.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 274 (16.43%) C#
13 272 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 271 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 257 (15.41%) Finance
16 254 (15.23%) Windows 7
17 238 (14.27%) Cisco
18 235 (14.09%) ITIL
19 223 (13.37%) Linux
20 216 (12.95%) Firewall
21 215 (12.89%) MS Office
22 210 (12.59%) DNS
23 207 (12.41%) TCP/IP
24 206 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
25 201 (12.05%) HTML
26 194 (11.63%) Degree
27 186 (11.15%) MCSE
28 174 (10.43%) ASP.NET
29 172 (10.31%) SAN
30 169 (10.13%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 303 (18.17%) MS Exchange
2 160 (9.59%) IIS
3 158 (9.47%) SharePoint
4 139 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 100 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 91 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 88 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 75 (4.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 63 (3.78%) Lync
10 43 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
11 38 (2.28%) Apache
12 34 (2.04%) Tomcat
13 20 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
14 18 (1.08%) CMS
15 15 (0.90%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.90%) WordPress
16 14 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
17 13 (0.78%) nginx
18 12 (0.72%) IBM Notes
19 11 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 333 (19.96%) MS Excel
2 215 (12.89%) MS Office
3 25 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.84%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.42%) MS Project
6 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) InDesign
8 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.060%) GIMP
9 1 (0.060%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 40 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.24%) assyst
5 3 (0.18%) Line 500
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.060%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.060%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.060%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.60%) Office 365
2 30 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.60%) SaaS
5 5 (0.30%) IaaS
6 2 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 216 (12.95%) Firewall
2 210 (12.59%) DNS
3 207 (12.41%) TCP/IP
4 172 (10.31%) SAN
5 169 (10.13%) LAN
6 168 (10.07%) WAN
7 140 (8.39%) DHCP
8 109 (6.53%) VPN
9 65 (3.90%) Internet
10 55 (3.30%) VLAN
11 53 (3.18%) NAS
12 50 (3.00%) VoIP
13 39 (2.34%) HTTP
13 39 (2.34%) NetScaler
14 36 (2.16%) Unified Communications
15 35 (2.10%) Wireless
15 35 (2.10%) SSL
16 30 (1.80%) LDAP
17 27 (1.62%) iSCSI
18 26 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (28.12%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 59 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 52 (3.12%) MySQL
7 48 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (2.88%) Oracle Database
8 33 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (1.32%) DB2
10 20 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.96%) OLTP
12 14 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.84%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.66%) EDRMS
14 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.66%) Cognos Report Studio
14 11 (0.66%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 71 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 39 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (2.16%) JIRA
4 35 (2.10%) Git (software)
5 31 (1.86%) Jenkins
6 29 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
7 24 (1.44%) Subversion
8 23 (1.38%) Ant
9 19 (1.14%) MSI
10 16 (0.96%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 14 (0.84%) CruiseControl
12 13 (0.78%) PVCS
13 12 (0.72%) AdminStudio
13 12 (0.72%) Mercurial
13 12 (0.72%) MSTest
14 11 (0.66%) InstallShield
14 11 (0.66%) NUnit
14 11 (0.66%) Toad
15 8 (0.48%) ClearCase
15 8 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 257 (15.41%) Finance
2 72 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.42%) Retail
4 39 (2.34%) Legal
5 29 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.56%) Banking
7 22 (1.32%) Law
8 19 (1.14%) Electronics
9 17 (1.02%) Back Office
9 17 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.02%) Publishing
10 16 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.84%) Games
12 12 (0.72%) Marketing
13 11 (0.66%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.66%) Automotive
14 5 (0.30%) German Language
15 4 (0.24%) Local Government
15 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 367 (22.00%) Developer
2 315 (18.88%) Analyst
3 164 (9.83%) Support Analyst
4 145 (8.69%) Support Engineer
5 121 (7.25%) .NET Developer
6 111 (6.65%) Consultant
7 104 (6.24%) Administrator
8 98 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 84 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 79 (4.74%) IT Support
11 72 (4.32%) Senior Developer
12 70 (4.20%) Architect
13 60 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
13 60 (3.60%) Service Analyst
14 58 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
15 57 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
16 56 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
17 51 (3.06%) Technical Support
18 47 (2.82%) C# Developer
19 46 (2.76%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (20.74%) .NET
2 201 (12.05%) HTML
3 174 (10.43%) ASP.NET
4 126 (7.55%) CSS
5 114 (6.83%) Web Services
6 113 (6.77%) .NET Framework
7 110 (6.59%) WinForms
8 103 (6.18%) XML
9 93 (5.58%) jQuery
10 86 (5.16%) WPF
11 84 (5.04%) WCF
12 76 (4.56%) HTML5
13 44 (2.64%) Ajax
13 44 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 38 (2.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 34 (2.04%) Silverlight
16 31 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (1.86%) AngularJS
17 23 (1.38%) WF
17 23 (1.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 83 (4.98%) Mobile App
3 60 (3.60%) Clustering
4 59 (3.54%) Replication
5 48 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 32 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 30 (1.80%) Open Source
8 27 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.56%) Mathematics
9 26 (1.56%) Smartcard
10 25 (1.50%) Biometrics
11 24 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.26%) PDA
13 14 (0.84%) FlexPod
14 13 (0.78%) Wiki
14 13 (0.78%) Equities
15 12 (0.72%) Firmware
15 12 (0.72%) Thin Client
15 12 (0.72%) Fat Client
15 12 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 448 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 301 (18.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 254 (15.23%) Windows 7
4 223 (13.37%) Linux
5 206 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 163 (9.77%) Windows XP
7 136 (8.15%) Windows 8
8 129 (7.73%) UNIX
9 77 (4.62%) Android
10 70 (4.20%) Apple iOS
11 41 (2.46%) Windows Vista
12 34 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
13 30 (1.80%) Solaris
14 26 (1.56%) AIX
15 25 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (1.44%) Windows 2000
17 18 (1.08%) Debian
18 16 (0.96%) Windows Phone
19 14 (0.84%) Windows CE
20 13 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (14.09%) ITIL
2 111 (6.65%) Project Management
3 104 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (6.00%) MVC
5 86 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 79 (4.74%) Migration
7 77 (4.62%) Scrum
8 74 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 65 (3.90%) CRM
9 65 (3.90%) Unit Testing
10 61 (3.66%) Software Engineering
10 61 (3.66%) Web Development
11 57 (3.42%) TDD
12 56 (3.36%) OO
13 52 (3.12%) OOP
14 49 (2.94%) E-Commerce
15 48 (2.88%) SOA
16 44 (2.64%) Service Management
17 41 (2.46%) Load Balancing
18 40 (2.40%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 513 (30.76%) SQL
2 274 (16.43%) C#
3 152 (9.11%) JavaScript
4 135 (8.09%) VB.NET
5 117 (7.01%) VB
6 91 (5.46%) T-SQL
7 89 (5.34%) Java
8 78 (4.68%) PowerShell
9 62 (3.72%) C++
10 55 (3.30%) PHP
11 54 (3.24%) Perl
12 44 (2.64%) Python
13 41 (2.46%) C
14 36 (2.16%) VBScript
15 35 (2.10%) Bash Shell
16 32 (1.92%) VB6
17 26 (1.56%) Objective-C
17 26 (1.56%) Shell Script
18 24 (1.44%) ActionScript 3.0
18 24 (1.44%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 272 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 194 (11.63%) Degree
3 186 (11.15%) MCSE
4 100 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 86 (5.16%) MCITP
6 79 (4.74%) SC Cleared
7 78 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 71 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
9 66 (3.96%) CCNA
10 65 (3.90%) MCP
11 60 (3.60%) MCSA
12 54 (3.24%) Citrix Certification
13 45 (2.70%) CCA
14 44 (2.64%) MCTS
15 30 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (1.38%) ISEB
17 21 (1.26%) CCEE
18 16 (0.96%) NCDA
19 13 (0.78%) CCNP
20 10 (0.60%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (6.18%) SLA
2 35 (2.10%) TickIT
3 29 (1.74%) QA
4 27 (1.62%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.54%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.060%) COBIT
8 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 564 (33.81%) Active Directory
2 271 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (9.65%) Hyper-V
4 138 (8.27%) XenApp
5 117 (7.01%) vSphere
6 97 (5.82%) XenDesktop
7 61 (3.66%) VMware ESX
8 40 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 38 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
10 32 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
11 29 (1.74%) XenServer
12 28 (1.68%) Terminal Services
13 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
16 9 (0.54%) Terminal Server
16 9 (0.54%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.54%) UAG
17 8 (0.48%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 125 (7.49%) SCCM
2 67 (4.02%) WSUS
3 54 (3.24%) SCOM
4 48 (2.88%) Backup Exec
5 19 (1.14%) Puppet
6 18 (1.08%) AppDNA
7 16 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (0.84%) SCDPM
8 14 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 14 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (0.78%) SCVMM
10 11 (0.66%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.54%) Nagios
12 9 (0.54%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.48%) XenMobile
13 8 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.42%) CA SiteMinder
15 6 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 709 (42.51%) Microsoft
2 468 (28.06%) VMware
3 356 (21.34%) Citrix
4 238 (14.27%) Cisco
5 140 (8.39%) Oracle
6 130 (7.79%) HP
7 101 (6.06%) NetApp
8 62 (3.72%) EMC
9 47 (2.82%) IBM
10 44 (2.64%) Dell
11 40 (2.40%) Apple
11 40 (2.40%) Symantec
12 32 (1.92%) CheckPoint
13 26 (1.56%) AppSense
14 23 (1.38%) LANDesk
15 21 (1.26%) Fujitsu
15 21 (1.26%) Sun
16 20 (1.20%) SonicWALL
17 19 (1.14%) McAfee
18 18 (1.08%) Red Hat
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £19k - 21k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 10000 Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
NST Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25K + shift allowance (£4K)+ perfor
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £32k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Salary: £28,127 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
QUANTICA
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + On-call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Technicolor Creative Services
Posted: 3 days ago