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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 771 822 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.35% 15.37% 15.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.13% 65.60% 69.34%
Number of salaries quoted 648 695 663
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,200 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
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
1241 1253 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.88% 23.43% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 1090 964
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 +2 277 £35,000 - 45
Staffordshire -2 97 £36,000 +18.03% 15
Coventry -11 93 £34,000 -11.68% 10
Warwickshire -9 81 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Worcestershire 0 68 £25,000 -27.53% 6
Shropshire -10 50 £31,500 +1.61% 8
Solihull -6 29 £34,500 +6.15% 8
Walsall +12 24 £31,000 -13.88%
Wolverhampton -1 16 £37,500 +4.16% 6
Dudley +1 10 £26,500 -3.63% 3
Sutton Coldfield +11 8 £22,000 -29.60% 1
Herefordshire -3 7 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Halesowen +4 4 £18,750 +7.14% 3
West Bromwich -6 2 £45,000 +143.24%
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 571 (39.30%) Windows Server
2 562 (38.68%) Microsoft
3 514 (35.38%) Active Directory
4 422 (29.04%) VMware
5 373 (25.67%) SQL
6 333 (22.92%) SQL Server
7 289 (19.89%) Linux
8 286 (19.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 275 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 272 (18.72%) MS Excel
11 250 (17.21%) Cisco
12 239 (16.45%) ITIL
13 234 (16.10%) MS Exchange
14 224 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 213 (14.66%) Firewall
16 212 (14.59%) Citrix
17 199 (13.70%) .NET
18 196 (13.49%) MS Office
19 178 (12.25%) C#
19 178 (12.25%) Windows 7
20 166 (11.42%) Hyper-V
21 164 (11.29%) Unix
22 162 (11.15%) Degree
23 161 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
24 157 (10.81%) TCP/IP
25 150 (10.32%) LAN
26 147 (10.12%) Finance
27 143 (9.84%) WAN
28 141 (9.70%) Oracle
29 137 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 234 (16.10%) MS Exchange
2 85 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 75 (5.16%) SharePoint
5 66 (4.54%) IIS
6 50 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 35 (2.41%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.96%) Confluence
11 12 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.76%) JBoss
13 10 (0.69%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.69%) CMS
13 10 (0.69%) Site Server
14 9 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 272 (18.72%) MS Excel
2 196 (13.49%) MS Office
3 10 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.48%) MS Project
5 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.03%) assyst
2 11 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.28%) Exstream
6 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.069%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.069%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 99 (6.81%) Office 365
2 74 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.79%) IaaS
5 21 (1.45%) SaaS
6 16 (1.10%) PaaS
7 11 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.41%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.069%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 213 (14.66%) Firewall
2 157 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 150 (10.32%) LAN
4 143 (9.84%) WAN
5 135 (9.29%) SAN
6 113 (7.78%) DNS
7 94 (6.47%) DHCP
8 78 (5.37%) VoIP
9 67 (4.61%) VPN
10 52 (3.58%) VLAN
11 43 (2.96%) Network Security
11 43 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (2.75%) Internet
13 39 (2.68%) Wireless
14 32 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
15 30 (2.06%) OSPF
16 23 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (1.45%) BGP
17 21 (1.45%) NAS
18 20 (1.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 77 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
5 55 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (3.65%) QlikView
7 52 (3.58%) Data Mart
8 51 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 48 (3.30%) Relational Database
10 37 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 31 (2.13%) MySQL
13 26 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.24%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.10%) Big Data
17 12 (0.83%) MongoDB
18 11 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
18 11 (0.76%) DB2
18 11 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 50 (3.44%) Visual Studio
2 47 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 44 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (2.13%) Subversion
5 27 (1.86%) Mercurial
6 26 (1.79%) NUnit
7 19 (1.31%) GDB
7 19 (1.31%) JIRA
8 16 (1.10%) NSubstitute
8 16 (1.10%) ReSharper
8 16 (1.10%) TeamCity
9 15 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.55%) Moq
10 8 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (0.48%) MSTest
12 6 (0.41%) Hudson
12 6 (0.41%) Selenium
13 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.21%) LabVIEW
14 2 (0.14%) Selenium IDE
General
1 147 (10.12%) Finance
2 66 (4.54%) Retail
3 61 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.82%) Marketing
5 36 (2.48%) Legal
6 35 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.13%) Billing
8 30 (2.06%) Law
9 21 (1.45%) Banking
10 18 (1.24%) Games
11 14 (0.96%) Back Office
12 12 (0.83%) German Language
13 10 (0.69%) Automotive
13 10 (0.69%) Electronics
14 9 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.48%) French Language
16 7 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.41%) Advertising
18 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 344 (23.68%) Analyst
2 248 (17.07%) Developer
3 136 (9.36%) Support Analyst
4 131 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 118 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 99 (6.81%) IT Support
7 91 (6.26%) .NET Developer
8 88 (6.06%) Service Analyst
9 78 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
10 73 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
11 71 (4.89%) Administrator
12 70 (4.82%) IT Analyst
13 68 (4.68%) Consultant
14 67 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
15 62 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 59 (4.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 57 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
18 55 (3.79%) SQL Analyst
19 54 (3.72%) SQL Developer
20 53 (3.65%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (13.70%) .NET
2 123 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 110 (7.57%) HTML
4 73 (5.02%) WinForms
5 69 (4.75%) WPF
5 69 (4.75%) XML
6 63 (4.34%) HTML5
6 63 (4.34%) WCF
7 61 (4.20%) .NET Framework
8 57 (3.92%) Web Services
9 45 (3.10%) CSS
10 40 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 37 (2.55%) Entity Framework
12 35 (2.41%) Qt
12 35 (2.41%) REST
13 30 (2.06%) X-Windows
14 26 (1.79%) Ajax
14 26 (1.79%) OpenMP
15 25 (1.72%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.98%) Data Centre
2 85 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 53 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 50 (3.44%) Clustering
6 38 (2.62%) Driving Licence
7 36 (2.48%) Mathematics
8 28 (1.93%) Inversion of Control
9 26 (1.79%) CUDA
10 25 (1.72%) Mobile App
11 22 (1.51%) Blackberry
11 22 (1.51%) N-Tier
12 20 (1.38%) Fat Client
12 20 (1.38%) Thin Client
13 18 (1.24%) Replication
14 17 (1.17%) iSeries
15 15 (1.03%) HP StoreVirtual
15 15 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.96%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 571 (39.30%) Windows Server
2 289 (19.89%) Linux
3 286 (19.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 275 (18.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 178 (12.25%) Windows 7
6 164 (11.29%) Unix
7 161 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 116 (7.98%) Windows XP
9 111 (7.64%) Windows 8
10 65 (4.47%) Mac OS X
10 65 (4.47%) Windows 10
11 43 (2.96%) Android
12 34 (2.34%) Apple iOS
13 30 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 28 (1.93%) Windows Vista
15 25 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.83%) Solaris
17 11 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.69%) MVS
19 9 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (16.45%) ITIL
2 115 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 76 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (5.23%) MVC
5 67 (4.61%) Software Engineering
6 65 (4.47%) Migration
7 61 (4.20%) Service Management
8 56 (3.85%) Data Analysis
9 55 (3.79%) Project Management
10 54 (3.72%) OO
11 52 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (3.37%) Open Source
13 46 (3.17%) OOP
14 45 (3.10%) Information Security
14 45 (3.10%) Mentoring
15 44 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
16 43 (2.96%) SOA
17 40 (2.75%) ITIL V3
18 39 (2.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (25.67%) SQL
2 178 (12.25%) C#
3 112 (7.71%) T-SQL
4 95 (6.54%) Java
5 93 (6.40%) JavaScript
6 91 (6.26%) C++
7 77 (5.30%) C
8 68 (4.68%) PL/SQL
9 52 (3.58%) PowerShell
10 50 (3.44%) VB.NET
11 42 (2.89%) VB
12 38 (2.62%) Perl
13 27 (1.86%) Python
14 23 (1.58%) PHP
14 23 (1.58%) Ruby
15 21 (1.45%) XAML
16 20 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.10%) VBA
18 15 (1.03%) F#
19 14 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 162 (11.15%) Degree
2 137 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 96 (6.61%) MCSE
4 81 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (4.40%) CCNA
5 64 (4.40%) MCSA
6 57 (3.92%) MCITP
6 57 (3.92%) Security Cleared
7 40 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 40 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (2.00%) CCNP
8 29 (2.00%) MCP
9 25 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (1.31%) CISSP
11 17 (1.17%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.03%) A+ Certification
12 15 (1.03%) CCDP
12 15 (1.03%) HND
13 14 (0.96%) CCDA
13 14 (0.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.30%) SLA
2 52 (3.58%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.58%) QA
4 9 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.41%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.41%) TickIT
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 514 (35.38%) Active Directory
2 224 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 76 (5.23%) vSphere
5 67 (4.61%) XenApp
6 26 (1.79%) Cygwin
7 25 (1.72%) Terminal Services
8 24 (1.65%) VMware ESX
9 23 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (1.31%) XenDesktop
11 13 (0.89%) Firmware
11 13 (0.89%) Xen
12 11 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
13 10 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 9 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.62%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.41%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.34%) Shibboleth
17 4 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (4.54%) SCCM
2 55 (3.79%) Backup Exec
3 39 (2.68%) SCOM
4 33 (2.27%) WSUS
5 28 (1.93%) NetBackup
6 14 (0.96%) Tivoli
7 13 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.48%) Nagios
9 5 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.34%) Puppet
9 5 (0.34%) Windows Intune
10 4 (0.28%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.28%) HP NNM
10 4 (0.28%) MAILsweeper
10 4 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
12 2 (0.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 562 (38.68%) Microsoft
2 422 (29.04%) VMware
3 250 (17.21%) Cisco
4 212 (14.59%) Citrix
5 141 (9.70%) Oracle
6 91 (6.26%) HP
7 79 (5.44%) NetApp
8 63 (4.34%) Veeam
9 59 (4.06%) IBM
10 52 (3.58%) Tableau
11 49 (3.37%) Juniper
12 41 (2.82%) Symantec
13 34 (2.34%) Red Hat
14 29 (2.00%) SonicWALL
15 28 (1.93%) Dell
15 28 (1.93%) SAP
16 26 (1.79%) Avaya
17 21 (1.45%) DevExpress
18 18 (1.24%) CheckPoint
19 17 (1.17%) Sophos
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £23K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus up to 13%
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Automation Resource Consultants
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Searchability
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, training etc
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Car + Phone + Laptop
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexi hours, pen, free parking
Posted: 2 days ago