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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 834 646 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.27% 14.38% 16.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.08% 63.46% 66.55%
Number of salaries quoted 708 551 669
Average salary £34,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
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
1225 1018 1181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.90% 22.67% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1048 881 1013
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -6 228 £35,000 - 39
Coventry +4 161 £36,500 +12.30% 18
Warwickshire +3 124 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Staffordshire +3 100 £27,500 -15.38% 14
Shropshire 0 51 £31,000 +14.81% 9
Solihull -1 51 £34,000 +1.49% 8
Worcestershire -6 39 £32,500 -2.98% 14
Wolverhampton +10 26 £35,000 +1.44% 3
Dudley +7 22 £27,500 -12.00% 2
Walsall -3 10 £28,750 -8.73%
West Bromwich +3 4 £18,375 -20.10%
Herefordshire -12 4 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Halesowen -2 2 £25,500 -25.54%
Kingswinford - 2 £28,500 -
Sutton Coldfield -9 1 £35,000 +18.64% 2
Bilston - 1 £28,000 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 835 (47.36%) Microsoft
2 637 (36.13%) Active Directory
3 603 (34.20%) SQL Server
4 579 (32.84%) VMware
5 572 (32.44%) SQL
6 442 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 396 (22.46%) .NET
7 396 (22.46%) MS Excel
8 348 (19.74%) Citrix
9 342 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 328 (18.60%) MS Exchange
11 326 (18.49%) C#
12 313 (17.75%) ITIL
13 309 (17.53%) Linux
14 289 (16.39%) Cisco
15 259 (14.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 256 (14.52%) MS Office
17 254 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 250 (14.18%) Windows 7
19 243 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
20 228 (12.93%) HTML
21 224 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
22 223 (12.65%) JavaScript
22 223 (12.65%) LAN
23 208 (11.80%) Hyper-V
24 205 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
25 203 (11.51%) Firewall
26 201 (11.40%) DNS
27 197 (11.17%) WAN
28 196 (11.12%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 328 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 196 (11.12%) SharePoint
3 163 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 158 (8.96%) IIS
5 96 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 69 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 63 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 51 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
9 50 (2.84%) Tomcat
10 46 (2.61%) JBoss
11 44 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 41 (2.33%) Apache
12 41 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 36 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 24 (1.36%) Lync
15 23 (1.30%) CMS
16 20 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
17 15 (0.85%) IBM Notes
18 13 (0.74%) WebSphere
19 10 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 396 (22.46%) MS Excel
2 256 (14.52%) MS Office
3 10 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.40%) MS Project
6 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.11%) Simulink
8 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.057%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 90 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.57%) Agresso
3 10 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.34%) assyst
4 6 (0.34%) Line 500
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.17%) Magento
8 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.057%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.057%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 95 (5.39%) Office 365
2 62 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.91%) SaaS
4 6 (0.34%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.28%) IaaS
5 5 (0.28%) Trello
6 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 223 (12.65%) LAN
2 203 (11.51%) Firewall
3 201 (11.40%) DNS
4 197 (11.17%) WAN
5 186 (10.55%) TCP/IP
6 178 (10.10%) SAN
7 115 (6.52%) DHCP
8 108 (6.13%) VPN
9 56 (3.18%) Internet
10 50 (2.84%) VoIP
11 49 (2.78%) VLAN
12 46 (2.61%) Wireless
13 40 (2.27%) NAS
14 36 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
15 33 (1.87%) IP Telephony
16 27 (1.53%) DDNS
17 25 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (1.25%) Network Security
19 19 (1.08%) Broadband
20 17 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 603 (34.20%) SQL Server
2 205 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 75 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 53 (3.01%) Relational Database
7 49 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 44 (2.50%) MySQL
9 29 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (1.08%) MS Access
12 16 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.62%) DB2
16 11 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (0.57%) DTS
18 9 (0.51%) NoSQL
19 8 (0.45%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 117 (6.64%) Visual Studio
2 47 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.25%) Selenium
4 22 (1.25%) Hudson
5 20 (1.13%) NUnit
6 19 (1.08%) MSTest
6 19 (1.08%) JIRA
7 14 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
7 14 (0.79%) Moq
7 14 (0.79%) Ant
8 13 (0.74%) Subversion
8 13 (0.74%) Git (software)
8 13 (0.74%) WebDriver
9 12 (0.68%) GoogleTest
9 12 (0.68%) JMeter
10 11 (0.62%) CruiseControl
11 10 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.45%) Mercurial
12 8 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 153 (8.68%) Finance
2 57 (3.23%) Retail
3 47 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 34 (1.93%) Marketing
5 30 (1.70%) Law
6 26 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.25%) Legal
8 20 (1.13%) Advertising
9 17 (0.96%) Banking
10 16 (0.91%) Back Office
11 11 (0.62%) Games
12 10 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.45%) Automotive
14 7 (0.40%) Front Office
15 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.23%) Electronics
17 2 (0.11%) Finnish Language
17 2 (0.11%) French Language
17 2 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 385 (21.84%) Analyst
2 302 (17.13%) Developer
3 192 (10.89%) Support Analyst
4 181 (10.27%) Support Engineer
5 112 (6.35%) Architect
6 105 (5.96%) Consultant
7 101 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 99 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
9 98 (5.56%) .NET Developer
10 95 (5.39%) Applications Support
11 92 (5.22%) IT Support
12 87 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
13 81 (4.59%) Administrator
14 69 (3.91%) Team Leader
15 61 (3.46%) Service Analyst
16 57 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
17 55 (3.12%) C# Developer
17 55 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 54 (3.06%) Desktop Support
19 50 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (22.46%) .NET
2 228 (12.93%) HTML
3 191 (10.83%) ASP.NET
4 177 (10.04%) CSS
5 115 (6.52%) jQuery
6 110 (6.24%) WCF
7 102 (5.79%) HTML5
8 93 (5.28%) Web Services
9 92 (5.22%) .NET Framework
10 88 (4.99%) XML
11 70 (3.97%) WinForms
12 66 (3.74%) Ajax
13 61 (3.46%) WPF
14 59 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 55 (3.12%) CSS3
16 42 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 36 (2.04%) LINQ
18 32 (1.82%) J2EE
19 25 (1.42%) WF
20 19 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 71 (4.03%) Clustering
2 67 (3.80%) Blackberry
3 66 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.06%) User Experience
5 42 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.08%) Statistics
10 19 (1.08%) Replication
11 18 (1.02%) iPhone
12 14 (0.79%) iSeries
12 14 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
13 12 (0.68%) NHS
13 12 (0.68%) Biometrics
14 11 (0.62%) Smartcard
15 10 (0.57%) EPoS
15 10 (0.57%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 442 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
2 309 (17.53%) Linux
3 259 (14.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 254 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 250 (14.18%) Windows 7
6 143 (8.11%) Windows XP
7 118 (6.69%) UNIX
8 114 (6.47%) Windows 8
9 81 (4.59%) Android
10 59 (3.35%) Apple iOS
11 44 (2.50%) Solaris
12 37 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.99%) Windows Vista
14 21 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 20 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
16 16 (0.91%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.74%) AIX
18 12 (0.68%) CentOS
19 10 (0.57%) Windows 2000
20 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (17.75%) ITIL
2 224 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (6.92%) OO
4 121 (6.86%) MVC
5 113 (6.41%) CRM
6 101 (5.73%) Service Delivery
7 60 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 59 (3.35%) Scrum
8 59 (3.35%) Mentoring
9 55 (3.12%) E-Commerce
9 55 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (2.89%) Incident Management
11 49 (2.78%) Project Management
12 45 (2.55%) Web Development
13 43 (2.44%) Time Management
14 42 (2.38%) Migration
14 42 (2.38%) OOP
14 42 (2.38%) Software Engineering
15 41 (2.33%) Waterfall
15 41 (2.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 572 (32.44%) SQL
2 326 (18.49%) C#
3 223 (12.65%) JavaScript
4 118 (6.69%) VB.NET
5 117 (6.64%) T-SQL
6 107 (6.07%) Java
7 75 (4.25%) PowerShell
8 71 (4.03%) VB
9 41 (2.33%) C
9 41 (2.33%) PL/SQL
10 40 (2.27%) VBScript
11 39 (2.21%) PHP
11 39 (2.21%) Python
12 37 (2.10%) C++
13 32 (1.82%) Perl
14 23 (1.30%) VBA
15 18 (1.02%) VB6
16 12 (0.68%) Groovy
17 11 (0.62%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.51%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 243 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 137 (7.77%) MCSE
3 131 (7.43%) Degree
4 105 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (5.05%) CCNA
6 79 (4.48%) Security Cleared
7 72 (4.08%) MCSA
8 67 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
9 65 (3.69%) SC Cleared
10 63 (3.57%) MCP
11 60 (3.40%) Citrix Certification
11 60 (3.40%) MCITP
12 58 (3.29%) MCTS
13 56 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 49 (2.78%) CCA
15 27 (1.53%) MCSD
16 26 (1.47%) MCAD
16 26 (1.47%) CCNP
17 21 (1.19%) CCEE
18 20 (1.13%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (6.86%) SLA
2 32 (1.82%) QA
3 19 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.68%) TickIT
5 12 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.17%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 637 (36.13%) Active Directory
2 342 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (11.80%) Hyper-V
4 143 (8.11%) vSphere
5 86 (4.88%) XenApp
6 44 (2.50%) Terminal Services
6 44 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 39 (2.21%) XenDesktop
8 36 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (0.68%) XenServer
12 7 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (0.40%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.34%) vCloud
14 4 (0.23%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.11%) RHEV
15 2 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (4.20%) SCCM
2 50 (2.84%) Nagios
3 34 (1.93%) SCOM
4 32 (1.82%) Tivoli
5 27 (1.53%) Backup Exec
6 24 (1.36%) NetBackup
7 17 (0.96%) WSUS
8 16 (0.91%) BladeLogic
8 16 (0.91%) Ansible
9 15 (0.85%) Unicenter
10 13 (0.74%) Control-M
11 11 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.62%) SCVMM
11 11 (0.62%) SCDPM
12 10 (0.57%) WMI
13 9 (0.51%) Puppet
14 8 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
14 8 (0.45%) MOM
14 8 (0.45%) OpenView
15 6 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 835 (47.36%) Microsoft
2 579 (32.84%) VMware
3 348 (19.74%) Citrix
4 289 (16.39%) Cisco
5 175 (9.93%) Oracle
6 110 (6.24%) HP
7 88 (4.99%) NetApp
8 77 (4.37%) Apple
9 57 (3.23%) Dell
10 45 (2.55%) IBM
11 44 (2.50%) Red Hat
12 41 (2.33%) Symantec
12 41 (2.33%) EMC
13 37 (2.10%) Avaya
14 27 (1.53%) Juniper
15 24 (1.36%) AppSense
15 24 (1.36%) Brocade
16 21 (1.19%) Google
17 20 (1.13%) Fujitsu
18 16 (0.91%) Adobe
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
CRL
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £13,000 to £17,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 16k to 18k per year GBP
Posted: 10 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Network ITR
Salary: £45,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £23K + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £20000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, Flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 43,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Salt
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday