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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 744 819 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.04% 14.22% 14.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 66.21% 72.30%
Number of salaries quoted 619 711 702
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1169 1237 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.92% 21.48% 20.52%
Number of salaries quoted 953 1097 978
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 273 £32,500 -7.14% 37
Staffordshire 0 105 £34,000 +13.33% 16
Coventry -7 93 £38,000 -5.00% 10
Warwickshire +1 84 £32,000 -4.94% 10
Shropshire -10 56 £37,500 +41.50% 5
Worcestershire +1 40 £24,000 -31.42% 10
Solihull +1 21 £32,500 +21.49% 4
Sutton Coldfield +8 13 £22,500 -18.18% 1
Wolverhampton -15 10 £33,500 +11.66% 5
West Bromwich +4 9 £25,000 - 1
Walsall -4 8 £23,060 -12.15% 2
Dudley -1 5 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Herefordshire -17 5 £31,250 -26.47% 2
Brierley Hill +1 4 £30,000 +9.09%
Halesowen 0 3 £37,500 +20.00%
Willenhall - 2 £33,500 -
Kingswinford -1 1 £52,500 +84.21%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 582 (38.70%) Microsoft
1 582 (38.70%) Windows Server
2 556 (36.97%) Active Directory
3 394 (26.20%) VMware
4 378 (25.13%) SQL
5 305 (20.28%) SQL Server
6 298 (19.81%) MS Excel
7 287 (19.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 279 (18.55%) Linux
9 256 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 253 (16.82%) MS Exchange
11 239 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 233 (15.49%) Firewall
13 232 (15.43%) ITIL
14 225 (14.96%) Cisco
15 221 (14.69%) .NET
16 216 (14.36%) Citrix
17 214 (14.23%) Windows 7
18 206 (13.70%) C#
19 199 (13.23%) MS Office
20 182 (12.10%) Hyper-V
21 174 (11.57%) Unix
22 173 (11.50%) Degree
23 171 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
24 161 (10.70%) LAN
25 157 (10.44%) WAN
26 155 (10.31%) TCP/IP
26 155 (10.31%) Finance
27 139 (9.24%) SAN
28 137 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 253 (16.82%) MS Exchange
2 103 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 86 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (5.05%) SharePoint
5 58 (3.86%) IIS
6 57 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 40 (2.66%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (1.40%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.33%) IBM Notes
11 18 (1.20%) IBM Domino
12 16 (1.06%) JBoss
12 16 (1.06%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (0.80%) CMS
15 11 (0.73%) NetWeaver
16 10 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
18 8 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 298 (19.81%) MS Excel
2 199 (13.23%) MS Office
3 20 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.86%) MS Project
6 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.066%) Blender
7 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.46%) assyst
2 11 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.33%) Exstream
4 4 (0.27%) Magento
4 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.20%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.066%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.066%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 107 (7.11%) Office 365
2 80 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.53%) IaaS
5 20 (1.33%) SaaS
6 19 (1.26%) PaaS
7 15 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.47%) Sage Pay
9 6 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.40%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.13%) GitHub
12 1 (0.066%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.066%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 233 (15.49%) Firewall
2 161 (10.70%) LAN
3 157 (10.44%) WAN
4 155 (10.31%) TCP/IP
5 139 (9.24%) SAN
6 132 (8.78%) DNS
7 108 (7.18%) DHCP
8 93 (6.18%) VPN
9 68 (4.52%) VoIP
10 49 (3.26%) VLAN
11 48 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
11 48 (3.19%) Wireless
12 45 (2.99%) Internet
13 35 (2.33%) Network Security
14 32 (2.13%) OSPF
15 26 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
16 24 (1.60%) NAS
17 22 (1.46%) BGP
18 21 (1.40%) SSL
19 20 (1.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 55 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 48 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (2.19%) QlikView
7 30 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (1.86%) RDBMS
10 26 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 22 (1.46%) Data Mart
11 22 (1.46%) Roambi
11 22 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 20 (1.33%) DB2
14 17 (1.13%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.13%) MS Access
15 16 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 53 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 40 (2.66%) Git (software)
2 40 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (1.99%) Subversion
4 27 (1.80%) NUnit
5 25 (1.66%) Mercurial
6 18 (1.20%) JIRA
7 17 (1.13%) NSubstitute
7 17 (1.13%) ReSharper
8 15 (1.00%) GDB
9 12 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
9 12 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.53%) Hudson
10 8 (0.53%) Moq
10 8 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (0.47%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.47%) MSTest
11 7 (0.47%) QADirector
11 7 (0.47%) TestPartner
12 6 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 155 (10.31%) Finance
2 72 (4.79%) Retail
3 55 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 41 (2.73%) Legal
6 34 (2.26%) Law
7 29 (1.93%) German Language
8 24 (1.60%) Banking
9 21 (1.40%) Automotive
10 20 (1.33%) Marketing
11 19 (1.26%) French Language
12 18 (1.20%) Games
13 16 (1.06%) Billing
14 11 (0.73%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.53%) Back Office
16 7 (0.47%) Electronics
17 6 (0.40%) Advertising
18 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.20%) Local Government
18 3 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 325 (21.61%) Analyst
2 251 (16.69%) Developer
3 136 (9.04%) Support Analyst
4 130 (8.64%) IT Support
5 129 (8.58%) Support Engineer
6 115 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 108 (7.18%) .NET Developer
8 85 (5.65%) Service Analyst
9 76 (5.05%) IT Analyst
10 75 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
11 72 (4.79%) Consultant
12 66 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
13 65 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
14 64 (4.26%) IT Engineer
15 61 (4.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 58 (3.86%) Architect
17 54 (3.59%) C# Developer
18 50 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
19 49 (3.26%) Administrator
20 47 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (14.69%) .NET
2 136 (9.04%) ASP.NET
3 127 (8.44%) HTML
4 76 (5.05%) Web Services
4 76 (5.05%) WPF
5 71 (4.72%) XML
6 70 (4.65%) WinForms
7 61 (4.06%) CSS
8 58 (3.86%) WCF
9 57 (3.79%) HTML5
10 53 (3.52%) .NET Framework
11 46 (3.06%) jQuery
12 37 (2.46%) Ajax
12 37 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
12 37 (2.46%) Entity Framework
13 36 (2.39%) REST
14 33 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 29 (1.93%) Qt
17 26 (1.73%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 82 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (5.25%) Computer Science
4 48 (3.19%) Driving Licence
5 45 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.93%) Clustering
7 39 (2.59%) Mathematics
8 28 (1.86%) Blackberry
9 27 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.73%) Inversion of Control
11 21 (1.40%) CUDA
12 20 (1.33%) N-Tier
13 17 (1.13%) AS400
13 17 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.13%) iSeries
14 14 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
14 14 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
15 13 (0.86%) Thin Client
15 13 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 582 (38.70%) Windows Server
2 287 (19.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 279 (18.55%) Linux
4 256 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 214 (14.23%) Windows 7
6 174 (11.57%) Unix
7 171 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 124 (8.24%) Windows 8
9 104 (6.91%) Windows XP
10 77 (5.12%) Windows 10
11 56 (3.72%) Mac OS X
12 52 (3.46%) Apple iOS
13 51 (3.39%) Android
14 33 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 27 (1.80%) Windows Mobile
16 24 (1.60%) Windows Vista
17 21 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (0.80%) CentOS
19 10 (0.66%) Solaris
20 8 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (15.43%) ITIL
2 112 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (5.98%) MVC
4 76 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 71 (4.72%) Service Management
6 66 (4.39%) Migration
7 60 (3.99%) Project Management
8 54 (3.59%) Change Management
9 52 (3.46%) Mentoring
9 52 (3.46%) OO
10 49 (3.26%) Service Delivery
11 48 (3.19%) Software Engineering
12 46 (3.06%) Coaching
12 46 (3.06%) Information Security
13 45 (2.99%) OOP
14 44 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (2.86%) Time Management
16 41 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
17 40 (2.66%) TDD
18 39 (2.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 378 (25.13%) SQL
2 206 (13.70%) C#
3 122 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 93 (6.18%) T-SQL
5 91 (6.05%) Java
6 77 (5.12%) C++
7 68 (4.52%) VB.NET
8 58 (3.86%) PowerShell
9 53 (3.52%) C
10 45 (2.99%) VB
11 35 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.73%) Perl
12 26 (1.73%) VBA
13 25 (1.66%) PHP
14 22 (1.46%) Shell Script
15 21 (1.40%) Python
15 21 (1.40%) XAML
16 15 (1.00%) Ruby
17 13 (0.86%) Objective-C
18 12 (0.80%) F#
Qualifications
1 173 (11.50%) Degree
2 137 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (6.72%) MCSE
4 64 (4.26%) MCSA
5 62 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (3.59%) MCITP
7 52 (3.46%) CCNA
8 49 (3.26%) Security Cleared
9 37 (2.46%) SC Cleared
10 36 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (1.60%) MCP
12 23 (1.53%) CCNP
13 22 (1.46%) ISEB
14 20 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.06%) ISTQB
16 13 (0.86%) CISSP
17 12 (0.80%) MCTS
18 11 (0.73%) HND
18 11 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
18 11 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.98%) SLA
2 32 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.73%) QA
4 21 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.27%) TickIT
7 3 (0.20%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
9 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.066%) MISRA
9 1 (0.066%) MISRA C
System Software
1 556 (36.97%) Active Directory
2 239 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (12.10%) Hyper-V
4 72 (4.79%) vSphere
5 61 (4.06%) XenApp
6 26 (1.73%) VMware ESX
7 25 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (1.46%) XenDesktop
10 21 (1.40%) Cygwin
11 18 (1.20%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.47%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.40%) Xen
14 5 (0.33%) Firmware
14 5 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 71 (4.72%) SCCM
2 54 (3.59%) Backup Exec
3 49 (3.26%) WSUS
4 47 (3.13%) SCOM
5 31 (2.06%) NetBackup
6 20 (1.33%) Tivoli
7 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.60%) Puppet
9 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.33%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
10 5 (0.33%) Nessus
10 5 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.27%) Nagios
11 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.27%) Simpana
Vendors
1 582 (38.70%) Microsoft
2 394 (26.20%) VMware
3 225 (14.96%) Cisco
4 216 (14.36%) Citrix
5 118 (7.85%) Oracle
6 99 (6.58%) HP
7 66 (4.39%) Veeam
8 63 (4.19%) NetApp
9 55 (3.66%) IBM
10 43 (2.86%) Juniper
11 39 (2.59%) SAP
12 36 (2.39%) Symantec
13 33 (2.19%) SonicWALL
14 32 (2.13%) Red Hat
15 28 (1.86%) Acronis
15 28 (1.86%) Dell
16 27 (1.80%) Tableau
17 20 (1.33%) Avaya
18 19 (1.26%) DevExpress
19 17 (1.13%) Google
Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £25000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + pension, holidays, discounts, childcare vouchers
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum £3,000 Bonus, Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Company Car/Allowance
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £38,000 - £60,000 base + competitive package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £27500 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum + gd benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £26K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £190000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + pension + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago