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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / West Midlands
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 615 667 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.59% 12.72% 17.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.18% 63.71% 70.16%
Number of salaries quoted 532 554 790
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,200 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
1022 1047 1270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.92% 19.97% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 885 863 1121
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -2 210 £37,500 +0.67% 26
Warwickshire -1 74 £33,500 -4.28% 10
Coventry +2 66 £40,000 +19.40% 11
Staffordshire -4 64 £32,000 -8.57% 11
Worcestershire -9 53 £31,000 -6.06% 8
Shropshire +7 40 £23,500 -26.56% 3
Herefordshire +3 36 £44,500 +64.81% 14
Solihull +1 33 £33,500 +3.07% 4
West Bromwich +2 9 £42,500 +125.16%
Walsall +15 4 £34,500 +25.45%
Dudley +4 4 £27,000 +8.00% 3
Wolverhampton -6 3 £33,000 -17.50%
Smethwick - 2 £17,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +1 1 £28,500 +5.55% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 636 (45.14%) Microsoft
2 586 (41.59%) Windows Server
3 548 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 410 (29.10%) VMware
5 342 (24.27%) SQL
5 342 (24.27%) Linux
6 327 (23.21%) SQL Server
7 304 (21.58%) MS Excel
8 270 (19.16%) ITIL
9 256 (18.17%) MS Exchange
10 255 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 247 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 247 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 229 (16.25%) Windows 7
13 227 (16.11%) Cisco
14 220 (15.61%) Unix
15 218 (15.47%) Citrix
16 198 (14.05%) MS Office
17 188 (13.34%) Firewall
18 185 (13.13%) Data Centre
19 166 (11.78%) DNS
19 166 (11.78%) Hyper-V
20 160 (11.36%) C#
21 159 (11.28%) DHCP
22 152 (10.79%) Office 365
23 150 (10.65%) TCP/IP
24 144 (10.22%) Finance
25 143 (10.15%) .NET
26 138 (9.79%) WAN
27 132 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 256 (18.17%) MS Exchange
2 89 (6.32%) IIS
3 71 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 69 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 68 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (2.20%) Apache
7 25 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (1.70%) JBoss
8 24 (1.70%) WebLogic
8 24 (1.70%) WebSphere
9 23 (1.63%) Skype for Business
10 20 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.85%) IBM Notes
12 12 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.57%) nginx
14 8 (0.57%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.43%) Confluence
16 5 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 304 (21.58%) MS Excel
2 198 (14.05%) MS Office
3 16 (1.14%) MS Project
4 10 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Simulink
6 3 (0.21%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.071%) Blender
8 1 (0.071%) CATIA
8 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.14%) assyst
3 9 (0.64%) Magento
4 6 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.21%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.071%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.071%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.071%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.071%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.071%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 152 (10.79%) Office 365
2 132 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.63%) SaaS
5 20 (1.42%) IaaS
6 15 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.71%) G Suite
8 7 (0.50%) PaaS
9 5 (0.35%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.071%) Apcera
11 1 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.071%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 188 (13.34%) Firewall
2 166 (11.78%) DNS
3 159 (11.28%) DHCP
4 150 (10.65%) TCP/IP
5 138 (9.79%) WAN
6 131 (9.30%) LAN
7 104 (7.38%) SAN
8 95 (6.74%) VPN
9 67 (4.76%) Network Security
10 58 (4.12%) VLAN
11 41 (2.91%) VoIP
12 39 (2.77%) HTTP
12 39 (2.77%) Wireless
13 31 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (1.99%) SSL
15 25 (1.77%) SNMP
16 24 (1.70%) BGP
17 23 (1.63%) Ethernet
17 23 (1.63%) OSPF
18 22 (1.56%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (3.12%) Relational Database
5 43 (3.05%) MySQL
5 43 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 33 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 29 (2.06%) DB2
9 26 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.06%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (0.92%) NoSQL
12 13 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.71%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 55 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 43 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 27 (1.92%) Subversion
4 26 (1.85%) JIRA
5 18 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.21%) Mercurial
7 15 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.99%) Visual Studio Code
9 13 (0.92%) Hudson
10 9 (0.64%) NUnit
10 9 (0.64%) Selenium
11 8 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.50%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.43%) Burp Suite
13 6 (0.43%) Fiddler
14 5 (0.35%) Moq
14 5 (0.35%) WATIR
15 4 (0.28%) GDB
15 4 (0.28%) MSTest
15 4 (0.28%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 144 (10.22%) Finance
2 70 (4.97%) Retail
3 53 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 37 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.48%) Electronics
6 34 (2.41%) Banking
7 32 (2.27%) Advertising
8 20 (1.42%) Automotive
9 19 (1.35%) Legal
10 13 (0.92%) Law
10 13 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.71%) Marketing
12 8 (0.57%) German Language
12 8 (0.57%) International Banking
13 6 (0.43%) French Language
14 5 (0.35%) Local Government
15 4 (0.28%) Games
16 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 269 (19.09%) Analyst
2 154 (10.93%) Support Engineer
3 149 (10.57%) IT Support
4 148 (10.50%) Developer
5 141 (10.01%) Support Analyst
6 131 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 79 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 78 (5.54%) Consultant
9 77 (5.46%) IT Engineer
10 76 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 76 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 55 (3.90%) .NET Developer
11 55 (3.90%) IT Analyst
11 55 (3.90%) IT Technician
12 54 (3.83%) Administrator
13 53 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 48 (3.41%) Support Technician
15 47 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
16 44 (3.12%) IT Support Engineer
16 44 (3.12%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (10.15%) .NET
2 83 (5.89%) HTML
3 80 (5.68%) Web Services
4 66 (4.68%) ASP.NET
5 57 (4.05%) CSS
6 52 (3.69%) jQuery
7 45 (3.19%) XML
8 31 (2.20%) HTML5
9 27 (1.92%) SOAP
10 26 (1.85%) AngularJS
11 22 (1.56%) .NET Framework
11 22 (1.56%) Java EE
11 22 (1.56%) WCF
12 21 (1.49%) Ajax
12 21 (1.49%) LAMP
13 20 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (1.28%) LEMP Stack
15 17 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (1.21%) WPF
16 13 (0.92%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 185 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 83 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 42 (2.98%) Enterprise Storage
5 38 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 32 (2.27%) Clustering
6 32 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.56%) mHealth
9 17 (1.21%) Fintech
10 16 (1.14%) Mathematics
10 16 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (1.06%) iPhone
12 14 (0.99%) Blackberry
12 14 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 14 (0.99%) Replication
12 14 (0.99%) User Experience
13 13 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 586 (41.59%) Windows Server
2 342 (24.27%) Linux
3 255 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 247 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 229 (16.25%) Windows 7
6 220 (15.61%) Unix
7 124 (8.80%) Windows 10
8 117 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 102 (7.24%) Windows 8
10 65 (4.61%) Android
11 62 (4.40%) Apple iOS
12 44 (3.12%) Windows XP
13 36 (2.56%) Windows Phone
14 35 (2.48%) Windows Vista
15 34 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (2.27%) Mac OS X
17 28 (1.99%) Solaris
18 16 (1.14%) AIX
19 15 (1.06%) Mac OS
20 14 (0.99%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (19.16%) ITIL
2 112 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (5.96%) Service Management
4 71 (5.04%) Migration
5 70 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 69 (4.90%) MVC
7 59 (4.19%) Problem Management
8 51 (3.62%) Service Delivery
9 50 (3.55%) High Availability
9 50 (3.55%) Incident Management
10 48 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (3.41%) Project Management
10 48 (3.41%) SIEM
11 47 (3.34%) Change Management
11 47 (3.34%) Software Engineering
12 46 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
13 44 (3.12%) DevOps
13 44 (3.12%) ERP
14 43 (3.05%) Mobile Development
14 43 (3.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 342 (24.27%) SQL
2 160 (11.36%) C#
3 111 (7.88%) JavaScript
4 98 (6.96%) PowerShell
5 86 (6.10%) Java
6 61 (4.33%) C
7 50 (3.55%) VB.NET
8 48 (3.41%) Python
9 47 (3.34%) Perl
10 44 (3.12%) Bash Shell
11 37 (2.63%) C++
12 35 (2.48%) PHP
13 32 (2.27%) T-SQL
14 28 (1.99%) VB
15 25 (1.77%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.92%) Embedded C
16 13 (0.92%) VBA
17 11 (0.78%) F#
18 8 (0.57%) Ruby
19 6 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (8.09%) Degree
3 96 (6.81%) MCSE
4 93 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (5.11%) CCNA
6 63 (4.47%) Security Cleared
7 53 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
8 50 (3.55%) MCSA
9 46 (3.26%) CCNP
10 44 (3.12%) SC Cleared
11 32 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (2.06%) MCP
13 25 (1.77%) AWS Certification
14 23 (1.63%) SANS
15 21 (1.49%) CISSP
15 21 (1.49%) MCITP
16 17 (1.21%) ISEB
17 16 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
17 16 (1.14%) ISTQB
18 15 (1.06%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (7.38%) SLA
2 21 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.14%) QA
4 13 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.78%) MISRA
6 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.28%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.28%) MISRA C
8 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.21%) DICOM
8 3 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.071%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.071%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.071%) ISO27002
System Software
1 548 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 247 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (11.78%) Hyper-V
4 48 (3.41%) XenApp
5 38 (2.70%) vSphere
6 32 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
7 25 (1.77%) Terminal Services
8 24 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 23 (1.63%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.56%) Firmware
11 21 (1.49%) VMware ESX
12 19 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.71%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.43%) XenServer
17 5 (0.35%) NFS
18 4 (0.28%) BitLocker
18 4 (0.28%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 104 (7.38%) SCCM
2 48 (3.41%) SCOM
3 35 (2.48%) Puppet
4 33 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (2.27%) Tivoli
6 19 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (0.99%) Nagios
7 14 (0.99%) WSUS
8 12 (0.85%) Backup Exec
8 12 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (0.71%) Terraform
11 9 (0.64%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.50%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
14 5 (0.35%) EdgeSight
14 5 (0.35%) QRadar
15 4 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 636 (45.14%) Microsoft
2 410 (29.10%) VMware
3 227 (16.11%) Cisco
4 218 (15.47%) Citrix
5 88 (6.25%) Oracle
6 76 (5.39%) HP
7 67 (4.76%) NetApp
8 50 (3.55%) Dell
9 42 (2.98%) Red Hat
10 38 (2.70%) IBM
11 36 (2.56%) SAP
11 36 (2.56%) SolarWinds
12 35 (2.48%) Veeam
13 29 (2.06%) SonicWALL
14 28 (1.99%) CheckPoint
14 28 (1.99%) EMC
14 28 (1.99%) Xamarin
15 25 (1.77%) Juniper
16 24 (1.70%) Symantec
17 19 (1.35%) Google
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + training & benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Superb Benefits
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Salary: £45000.00 - £51000.00 per annum
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Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
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Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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West Midlands
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Salary: £20000.00 per annum + car
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company + Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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