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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 743 724 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.31% 13.98% 16.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.18% 67.16% 66.42%
Number of salaries quoted 642 613 863
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
1140 1078 1468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.42% 20.82% 25.57%
Number of salaries quoted 968 914 1306
Median salary £34,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -3 285 £36,000 +2.85% 28
Staffordshire -4 80 £32,500 - 12
Coventry -2 74 £42,500 +11.84% 10
Warwickshire -6 65 £32,500 -7.14% 14
Worcestershire +2 56 £27,500 -15.38% 14
Solihull +1 52 £31,625 +15.00% 5
Herefordshire +8 41 £34,250 -8.66% 9
Shropshire +1 31 £28,250 +2.72% 3
West Bromwich +7 13 £36,000 -1.36%
Dudley +1 9 £27,000 +8.00% 2
Sutton Coldfield 0 8 £25,750 +7.29% 1
Walsall +10 5 £32,500 - 1
Wolverhampton -7 4 £24,250 -39.37%
Smethwick - 3 £17,500 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 697 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 611 (40.38%) Windows Server
3 578 (38.20%) Active Directory
4 413 (27.30%) VMware
5 396 (26.17%) SQL
6 362 (23.93%) SQL Server
7 336 (22.21%) Linux
8 313 (20.69%) MS Excel
9 292 (19.30%) ITIL
10 268 (17.71%) MS Exchange
11 267 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 265 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 264 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 235 (15.53%) Windows 7
14 235 (15.53%) Unix
15 230 (15.20%) Citrix
16 215 (14.21%) Cisco
17 211 (13.95%) MS Office
18 195 (12.89%) Firewall
19 179 (11.83%) Data Centre
20 177 (11.70%) DNS
21 176 (11.63%) DHCP
21 176 (11.63%) .NET
22 170 (11.24%) Hyper-V
23 169 (11.17%) C#
24 168 (11.10%) Finance
25 159 (10.51%) WAN
25 159 (10.51%) LAN
26 154 (10.18%) Degree
27 151 (9.98%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 268 (17.71%) MS Exchange
2 92 (6.08%) IIS
3 79 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 75 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 70 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (2.25%) Skype for Business
7 31 (2.05%) Apache
7 31 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (1.65%) JBoss
8 25 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (1.26%) IBM Notes
10 19 (1.26%) WebLogic
11 18 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (0.99%) NetWeaver
13 14 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (0.73%) IBM Domino
15 10 (0.66%) Tomcat
16 9 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 313 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 211 (13.95%) MS Office
3 19 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.86%) MS Project
5 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Blender
7 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.13%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.066%) CATIA
8 1 (0.066%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.19%) assyst
3 11 (0.73%) Magento
4 6 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.20%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.13%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.066%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.066%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.066%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 146 (9.65%) Office 365
2 123 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.65%) SaaS
5 24 (1.59%) IaaS
6 20 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (0.73%) PaaS
8 10 (0.66%) G Suite
9 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.13%) Apcera
10 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.066%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.066%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.066%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 195 (12.89%) Firewall
2 177 (11.70%) DNS
3 176 (11.63%) DHCP
4 159 (10.51%) LAN
4 159 (10.51%) WAN
5 145 (9.58%) TCP/IP
6 122 (8.06%) SAN
7 101 (6.68%) VPN
8 58 (3.83%) VLAN
9 49 (3.24%) Network Security
10 41 (2.71%) VoIP
11 40 (2.64%) Wireless
12 35 (2.31%) SSL
13 30 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (1.85%) Internet
15 26 (1.72%) HTTP
16 22 (1.45%) Skype
17 20 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (1.26%) IPv4
19 18 (1.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 83 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 51 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (2.58%) DB2
7 37 (2.45%) MySQL
8 31 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
10 24 (1.59%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.45%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
17 10 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
17 10 (0.66%) MongoDB
18 9 (0.59%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 60 (3.97%) Visual Studio
2 49 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.38%) Subversion
4 32 (2.12%) JIRA
5 23 (1.52%) Mercurial
6 21 (1.39%) Jenkins
7 18 (1.19%) Hudson
7 18 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.99%) Visual Studio Code
9 9 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.53%) Selenium
11 7 (0.46%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.40%) GDB
13 5 (0.33%) Maven
13 5 (0.33%) NUnit
14 4 (0.26%) CruiseControl
14 4 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.26%) WATIR
14 4 (0.26%) Xcode
14 4 (0.26%) Zephyr
General
1 168 (11.10%) Finance
2 77 (5.09%) Retail
3 51 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 37 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.18%) Banking
6 29 (1.92%) Advertising
7 27 (1.78%) Legal
8 26 (1.72%) Electronics
9 23 (1.52%) Automotive
10 22 (1.45%) German Language
11 16 (1.06%) French Language
12 15 (0.99%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.86%) Law
14 9 (0.59%) Local Government
15 8 (0.53%) Marketing
16 7 (0.46%) Games
17 5 (0.33%) Swedish Language
18 4 (0.26%) International Banking
18 4 (0.26%) Publishing
19 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 305 (20.16%) Analyst
2 182 (12.03%) IT Support
3 168 (11.10%) Developer
4 166 (10.97%) Support Engineer
5 148 (9.78%) Support Analyst
6 131 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 93 (6.15%) IT Engineer
8 90 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 83 (5.49%) Consultant
10 78 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
11 75 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 69 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
13 67 (4.43%) .NET Developer
14 63 (4.16%) Service Analyst
15 61 (4.03%) IT Analyst
16 60 (3.97%) IT Support Engineer
17 58 (3.83%) Administrator
18 54 (3.57%) IT Technician
19 51 (3.37%) Support Technician
20 49 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (11.63%) .NET
2 100 (6.61%) HTML
3 91 (6.01%) Web Services
4 84 (5.55%) ASP.NET
5 68 (4.49%) CSS
6 66 (4.36%) jQuery
7 51 (3.37%) XML
8 30 (1.98%) SOAP
9 29 (1.92%) HTML5
10 28 (1.85%) .NET Framework
11 25 (1.65%) Ajax
11 25 (1.65%) AngularJS
11 25 (1.65%) WCF
12 23 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (1.45%) LAMP
14 20 (1.32%) X-Windows
15 19 (1.26%) Java EE
16 18 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (1.19%) LEMP Stack
16 18 (1.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 179 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 96 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.64%) Clustering
6 39 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 37 (2.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 30 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 28 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.78%) Mathematics
11 22 (1.45%) Blackberry
12 19 (1.26%) AS400
12 19 (1.26%) mHealth
13 16 (1.06%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
14 15 (0.99%) Fintech
14 15 (0.99%) Public Cloud
15 14 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
15 14 (0.93%) Replication
16 13 (0.86%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 611 (40.38%) Windows Server
2 336 (22.21%) Linux
3 265 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 264 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 235 (15.53%) Unix
5 235 (15.53%) Windows 7
6 151 (9.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (7.67%) Windows 10
8 97 (6.41%) Windows 8
9 78 (5.16%) Android
10 77 (5.09%) Apple iOS
11 53 (3.50%) Windows XP
12 41 (2.71%) Mac OS X
12 41 (2.71%) Windows Vista
13 38 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (2.12%) Windows Phone
15 27 (1.78%) Solaris
16 15 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
17 14 (0.93%) AIX
18 13 (0.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (19.30%) ITIL
2 110 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (6.21%) Service Management
4 82 (5.42%) MVC
5 78 (5.16%) Migration
6 73 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 59 (3.90%) Incident Management
8 57 (3.77%) Change Management
9 52 (3.44%) ERP
9 52 (3.44%) High Availability
10 51 (3.37%) Problem Management
11 50 (3.30%) Service Delivery
12 47 (3.11%) Project Management
13 46 (3.04%) CRM
14 44 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
14 44 (2.91%) Software Engineering
15 43 (2.84%) DevOps
16 42 (2.78%) Mentoring
17 41 (2.71%) Process Improvement
18 40 (2.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 396 (26.17%) SQL
2 169 (11.17%) C#
3 115 (7.60%) JavaScript
4 103 (6.81%) PowerShell
5 87 (5.75%) Java
6 67 (4.43%) VB.NET
7 51 (3.37%) Python
8 48 (3.17%) C++
9 47 (3.11%) C
10 45 (2.97%) Bash Shell
11 44 (2.91%) Perl
12 42 (2.78%) T-SQL
13 33 (2.18%) PHP
14 31 (2.05%) VB
15 25 (1.65%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.99%) VBA
17 14 (0.93%) F#
18 10 (0.66%) Ruby
18 10 (0.66%) VBScript
19 9 (0.59%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 154 (10.18%) Degree
2 139 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 109 (7.20%) MCSE
4 80 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (4.82%) Security Cleared
6 69 (4.56%) CCNA
7 60 (3.97%) MCSA
8 54 (3.57%) SC Cleared
9 49 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (2.18%) CCNP
12 30 (1.98%) MCP
13 28 (1.85%) MCITP
14 24 (1.59%) AWS Certification
15 19 (1.26%) ISEB
16 17 (1.12%) ISTQB
17 14 (0.93%) CISSP
17 14 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
18 13 (0.86%) SANS
19 12 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (7.80%) SLA
2 18 (1.19%) QA
3 16 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.40%) MISRA
6 4 (0.26%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.26%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.20%) COBIT
7 3 (0.20%) DICOM
7 3 (0.20%) HL7
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.066%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.066%) TickIT
9 1 (0.066%) WCAG
System Software
1 578 (38.20%) Active Directory
2 267 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (11.24%) Hyper-V
4 54 (3.57%) XenApp
5 46 (3.04%) vSphere
6 33 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
7 24 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 23 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 20 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 18 (1.19%) VMware ESX
11 16 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (0.79%) Firmware
14 10 (0.66%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.46%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.46%) Docker
17 6 (0.40%) Cygwin
17 6 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 108 (7.14%) SCCM
2 49 (3.24%) SCOM
3 37 (2.45%) Puppet
4 33 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (2.05%) Tivoli
6 26 (1.72%) WSUS
7 19 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.99%) Backup Exec
8 15 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
8 15 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.73%) Nagios
9 11 (0.73%) Terraform
10 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (0.59%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
11 8 (0.53%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 7 (0.46%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.33%) EdgeSight
13 5 (0.33%) Simpana
Vendors
1 697 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 413 (27.30%) VMware
3 230 (15.20%) Citrix
4 215 (14.21%) Cisco
5 109 (7.20%) Oracle
6 95 (6.28%) HP
7 74 (4.89%) NetApp
8 59 (3.90%) Dell
9 49 (3.24%) SAP
10 48 (3.17%) IBM
11 42 (2.78%) Red Hat
12 39 (2.58%) Veeam
13 29 (1.92%) CheckPoint
14 26 (1.72%) Juniper
14 26 (1.72%) SonicWALL
15 25 (1.65%) SolarWinds
16 24 (1.59%) Xamarin
17 23 (1.52%) EMC
18 21 (1.39%) Google
19 20 (1.32%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Michael Page International
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Company
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £14000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great company + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Michael Page International
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Corporate Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £23,100 per annum Up to £23,100 +benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Evesham, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £38500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
William-Arthur & Associates
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + extensive benefits - listed in ad
Posted: 19 hours ago
Herefordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £28,600 per annum Up to £28,600 +benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum Company Car + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
William-Arthur & Associates
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus extensive benefits (listed in job advert)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Herefordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 4 days ago