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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 788 737 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.56% 13.85% 16.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.54% 71.07% 65.01%
Number of salaries quoted 670 636 803
Median salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £22,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +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
1221 1037 1432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.00% 19.49% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 913 1241
Median salary £32,500 £34,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,530 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+0.08% +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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -8 291 £32,500 -7.14% 33
Coventry +8 126 £28,750 -28.12% 12
Staffordshire +2 102 £31,500 -3.07% 15
Warwickshire 0 76 £35,000 -11.39% 14
Worcestershire +15 53 £31,500 -10.00% 4
Herefordshire -1 26 £30,000 -22.58% 4
Shropshire -13 23 £35,000 +27.27% 7
Solihull +3 22 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Walsall +10 19 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Sutton Coldfield 0 18 £25,500 +6.25%
Dudley +4 15 £23,500 -16.07%
Wolverhampton -18 4 £31,500 +22.33% 1
Halesowen +2 3 £36,000 +28.57%
West Bromwich +2 2 £54,750 +72.44% 1
Stourbridge - 2 £28,000 -
Smethwick - 1 £26,000 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 659 (42.85%) Microsoft
2 635 (41.29%) Windows Server
3 605 (39.34%) Active Directory
4 388 (25.23%) SQL
5 373 (24.25%) VMware
6 345 (22.43%) SQL Server
7 303 (19.70%) MS Excel
8 299 (19.44%) Linux
9 288 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 274 (17.82%) MS Exchange
11 266 (17.30%) ITIL
12 265 (17.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 251 (16.32%) Windows 7
14 249 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 224 (14.56%) MS Office
15 224 (14.56%) Firewall
16 223 (14.50%) Citrix
17 209 (13.59%) Cisco
18 201 (13.07%) .NET
19 198 (12.87%) Unix
20 190 (12.35%) Hyper-V
21 188 (12.22%) C#
22 180 (11.70%) WAN
23 174 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
24 171 (11.12%) LAN
25 163 (10.60%) DNS
26 162 (10.53%) Degree
27 158 (10.27%) Finance
28 150 (9.75%) Data Centre
29 145 (9.43%) DHCP

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
1 274 (17.82%) MS Exchange
2 100 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 92 (5.98%) IIS
4 88 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 73 (4.75%) SharePoint
6 40 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 39 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (2.47%) Skype for Business
9 33 (2.15%) IBM Notes
10 28 (1.82%) Apache
11 25 (1.63%) IBM Domino
11 25 (1.63%) WebSphere
12 21 (1.37%) JBoss
13 17 (1.11%) NetWeaver
14 16 (1.04%) Tomcat
15 15 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.65%) WebLogic
17 9 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
18 8 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 303 (19.70%) MS Excel
2 224 (14.56%) MS Office
3 26 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.04%) MS Project
5 14 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Blender
8 1 (0.065%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 19 (1.24%) assyst
2 18 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.52%) Magento
4 5 (0.33%) Exstream
5 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.20%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.065%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.065%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.065%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 130 (8.45%) Office 365
2 109 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.30%) IaaS
5 18 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (1.11%) SaaS
7 13 (0.85%) PaaS
8 7 (0.46%) Sage Pay
9 5 (0.33%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.33%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.20%) Apcera
12 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.13%) GitHub
12 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.065%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 224 (14.56%) Firewall
2 180 (11.70%) WAN
3 171 (11.12%) LAN
4 163 (10.60%) DNS
5 145 (9.43%) DHCP
6 143 (9.30%) SAN
7 134 (8.71%) TCP/IP
8 121 (7.87%) VPN
9 53 (3.45%) VoIP
10 50 (3.25%) VLAN
11 47 (3.06%) Wireless
12 44 (2.86%) Internet
13 43 (2.80%) Network Security
14 39 (2.54%) SSL
15 33 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (1.50%) HTTP
18 20 (1.30%) MPLS
19 19 (1.24%) NAS
19 19 (1.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (2.15%) DB2
8 30 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (1.82%) MySQL
10 24 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 24 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
12 20 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (1.11%) MS Access
14 15 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
16 12 (0.78%) Hadoop
17 11 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
17 11 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 61 (3.97%) Visual Studio
2 42 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.34%) JIRA
4 34 (2.21%) Subversion
5 23 (1.50%) Mercurial
5 23 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 19 (1.24%) NUnit
8 17 (1.11%) Hudson
9 11 (0.72%) Visual Studio Code
10 10 (0.65%) Selenium
11 7 (0.46%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.46%) GDB
11 7 (0.46%) NSubstitute
11 7 (0.46%) QADirector
11 7 (0.46%) ReSharper
11 7 (0.46%) TestPartner
11 7 (0.46%) Xcode
12 6 (0.39%) Moq
13 5 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 158 (10.27%) Finance
2 88 (5.72%) Retail
3 43 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 36 (2.34%) German Language
4 36 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.15%) Legal
6 31 (2.02%) Banking
7 27 (1.76%) French Language
8 25 (1.63%) Automotive
9 22 (1.43%) Law
10 18 (1.17%) Advertising
11 14 (0.91%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.78%) Games
13 9 (0.59%) Electronics
13 9 (0.59%) Local Government
14 7 (0.46%) Marketing
15 5 (0.33%) Swedish Language
16 3 (0.20%) Publishing
17 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 326 (21.20%) Analyst
2 200 (13.00%) Developer
3 177 (11.51%) IT Support
4 148 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 141 (9.17%) Support Analyst
6 127 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 97 (6.31%) .NET Developer
8 91 (5.92%) IT Engineer
9 84 (5.46%) Consultant
10 81 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support
11 80 (5.20%) IT Analyst
12 79 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 75 (4.88%) Service Analyst
14 74 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
15 73 (4.75%) Service Desk Analyst
16 60 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
17 57 (3.71%) Administrator
18 51 (3.32%) IT Support Analyst
19 50 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 50 (3.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (13.07%) .NET
2 108 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 103 (6.70%) HTML
4 81 (5.27%) Web Services
5 58 (3.77%) CSS
5 58 (3.77%) jQuery
6 57 (3.71%) XML
7 39 (2.54%) WPF
8 38 (2.47%) .NET Framework
9 37 (2.41%) WinForms
10 33 (2.15%) WCF
11 29 (1.89%) Ajax
11 29 (1.89%) SOAP
12 27 (1.76%) HTML5
13 23 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (1.37%) Entity Framework
14 21 (1.37%) REST
15 20 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (1.30%) X-Windows
16 18 (1.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 150 (9.75%) Data Centre
2 79 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 44 (2.86%) Clustering
5 36 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 35 (2.28%) Driving Licence
6 35 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 34 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 26 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
10 22 (1.43%) Mathematics
11 21 (1.37%) AS400
12 19 (1.24%) Mobile Computing
12 19 (1.24%) Visualisation
13 17 (1.11%) iSeries
14 16 (1.04%) mHealth
15 15 (0.98%) Smartphone
16 14 (0.91%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.91%) Physics
16 14 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 635 (41.29%) Windows Server
2 299 (19.44%) Linux
3 288 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 265 (17.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 251 (16.32%) Windows 7
6 198 (12.87%) Unix
7 174 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 116 (7.54%) Windows 8
9 89 (5.79%) Windows 10
10 83 (5.40%) Android
10 83 (5.40%) Apple iOS
11 75 (4.88%) Windows XP
12 50 (3.25%) Mac OS X
13 34 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
15 26 (1.69%) Windows Phone
15 26 (1.69%) Windows Vista
16 23 (1.50%) Solaris
17 22 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
18 15 (0.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (17.30%) ITIL
2 116 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (6.18%) Service Management
4 89 (5.79%) MVC
5 81 (5.27%) Migration
6 67 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 58 (3.77%) Change Management
8 53 (3.45%) Mentoring
9 50 (3.25%) Project Management
10 49 (3.19%) ERP
11 47 (3.06%) Incident Management
11 47 (3.06%) OO
12 45 (2.93%) CRM
12 45 (2.93%) TDD
13 44 (2.86%) High Availability
14 43 (2.80%) Service Delivery
15 40 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
16 38 (2.47%) Time Management
17 37 (2.41%) Scrum
17 37 (2.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 388 (25.23%) SQL
2 188 (12.22%) C#
3 111 (7.22%) JavaScript
4 103 (6.70%) PowerShell
5 83 (5.40%) Java
6 81 (5.27%) VB.NET
7 61 (3.97%) T-SQL
8 51 (3.32%) C++
9 47 (3.06%) VB
10 40 (2.60%) Python
11 35 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 34 (2.21%) Perl
13 31 (2.02%) VBA
14 28 (1.82%) C
15 26 (1.69%) PHP
15 26 (1.69%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.72%) F#
16 11 (0.72%) Ruby
17 10 (0.65%) VBScript
18 9 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 162 (10.53%) Degree
2 137 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (6.63%) MCSE
4 69 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (4.36%) MCSA
6 66 (4.29%) Security Cleared
7 60 (3.90%) CCNA
8 52 (3.38%) SC Cleared
9 31 (2.02%) CCNP
10 30 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (1.95%) MCP
11 29 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (1.63%) MCITP
13 21 (1.37%) ISEB
14 19 (1.24%) ISTQB
15 15 (0.98%) AWS Certification
15 15 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.72%) CISSP
17 9 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
18 8 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (7.87%) SLA
2 21 (1.37%) QA
3 17 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.33%) IEC 61508
6 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) MISRA
8 2 (0.13%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.13%) TickIT
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
9 1 (0.065%) DICOM
9 1 (0.065%) HL7
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 605 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 249 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (12.35%) Hyper-V
4 54 (3.51%) vSphere
5 49 (3.19%) XenApp
6 33 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (1.76%) VMware ESX
8 24 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 21 (1.37%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.65%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.46%) Cygwin
15 7 (0.46%) Docker
16 6 (0.39%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.33%) Shibboleth
18 4 (0.26%) Postfix
18 4 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 98 (6.37%) SCCM
2 47 (3.06%) SCOM
3 46 (2.99%) WSUS
4 29 (1.89%) Tivoli
5 25 (1.63%) Puppet
6 23 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 23 (1.50%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 20 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.59%) MAILsweeper
11 9 (0.59%) Nagios
12 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.52%) Terraform
13 7 (0.46%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.46%) Simpana
14 5 (0.33%) Nessus
15 4 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 659 (42.85%) Microsoft
2 373 (24.25%) VMware
3 223 (14.50%) Citrix
4 209 (13.59%) Cisco
5 115 (7.48%) Oracle
6 112 (7.28%) HP
7 68 (4.42%) NetApp
8 65 (4.23%) IBM
9 55 (3.58%) Dell
10 46 (2.99%) SAP
11 45 (2.93%) Veeam
12 40 (2.60%) Red Hat
13 35 (2.28%) Acronis
13 35 (2.28%) Juniper
14 30 (1.95%) SonicWALL
15 25 (1.63%) Symantec
16 24 (1.56%) CheckPoint
17 22 (1.43%) EMC
18 20 (1.30%) Xamarin
19 18 (1.17%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £21000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Company + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Company + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car and Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwickshire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + flexi hours, pen, free parking
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Bonus +Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Delta Financial Systems
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gleeson Recruitment Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Hemmersbach UK
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus - Flex Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Company + Benifits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £31500 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 6 days ago