The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 789 930 858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.62% 16.66% 17.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.79% 66.62% 73.84%
Number of salaries quoted 686 785 764
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1147 1396 1162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.25% 25.01% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 1178 1028
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
Windows
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 -3 280 £35,250 -6.62% 39
Coventry -1 135 £35,500 +1.42% 16
Staffordshire -1 105 £30,750 -12.14% 12
Warwickshire -1 78 £33,000 -2.22% 9
Shropshire +1 54 £35,000 +16.66% 8
Solihull -13 35 £42,500 +19.71%
Worcestershire -5 34 £33,750 +8.87% 10
Wolverhampton +1 13 £32,000 +3.22% 3
Herefordshire - 11 £40,000 - 3
West Bromwich -10 9 £18,750 -53.12%
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Halesowen 0 2 £21,000 -16.00%
Walsall -6 2 £34,000 +18.26%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 636 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 542 (34.79%) Active Directory
3 484 (31.07%) SQL
4 435 (27.92%) SQL Server
5 401 (25.74%) VMware
6 395 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 335 (21.50%) .NET
8 313 (20.09%) Citrix
9 311 (19.96%) MS Excel
10 277 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 276 (17.72%) C#
12 272 (17.46%) MS Exchange
13 254 (16.30%) Finance
14 241 (15.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 240 (15.40%) Windows 7
16 235 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 227 (14.57%) Cisco
18 218 (13.99%) Linux
19 206 (13.22%) ITIL
20 205 (13.16%) MS Office
21 201 (12.90%) Firewall
22 195 (12.52%) Degree
23 190 (12.20%) DNS
24 188 (12.07%) TCP/IP
25 186 (11.94%) HTML
26 177 (11.36%) WAN
27 176 (11.30%) LAN
28 168 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
29 167 (10.72%) MCSE
30 165 (10.59%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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
1 272 (17.46%) MS Exchange
2 150 (9.63%) IIS
3 137 (8.79%) SharePoint
4 121 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 83 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 82 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 74 (4.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 55 (3.53%) Lync
10 48 (3.08%) Apache
11 36 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
12 32 (2.05%) Tomcat
13 20 (1.28%) CMS
13 20 (1.28%) WebLogic
14 19 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
15 16 (1.03%) WordPress
16 13 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
17 12 (0.77%) Moodle
18 11 (0.71%) nginx
18 11 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 311 (19.96%) MS Excel
2 205 (13.16%) MS Office
3 22 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.90%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.39%) MS Project
6 3 (0.19%) PrintSoft PReS
6 3 (0.19%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) InDesign
7 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.064%) GIMP
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.064%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 31 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.26%) assyst
3 4 (0.26%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.19%) Line 500
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.064%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.064%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.064%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.66%) Office 365
2 24 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.51%) SaaS
5 2 (0.13%) IaaS
5 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.064%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.064%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 201 (12.90%) Firewall
2 190 (12.20%) DNS
3 188 (12.07%) TCP/IP
4 177 (11.36%) WAN
5 176 (11.30%) LAN
6 159 (10.21%) SAN
7 128 (8.22%) DHCP
8 105 (6.74%) VPN
9 62 (3.98%) Internet
10 52 (3.34%) VLAN
11 51 (3.27%) NAS
12 49 (3.15%) VoIP
13 37 (2.37%) HTTP
14 36 (2.31%) Wireless
15 33 (2.12%) Unified Communications
15 33 (2.12%) NetScaler
16 32 (2.05%) SSL
17 28 (1.80%) LDAP
17 28 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
18 26 (1.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (27.92%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 55 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 51 (3.27%) MySQL
7 46 (2.95%) Oracle Database
8 44 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (1.67%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.03%) OLTP
12 15 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (0.96%) DB2
13 14 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.77%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (0.64%) InterSystems Cache
16 10 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 63 (4.04%) Visual Studio
2 39 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
4 20 (1.28%) MSI
5 19 (1.22%) Subversion
6 15 (0.96%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.90%) JIRA
8 11 (0.71%) InstallShield
8 11 (0.71%) PVCS
8 11 (0.71%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.64%) AdminStudio
10 9 (0.58%) Toad
11 8 (0.51%) ClearCase
11 8 (0.51%) Mercurial
11 8 (0.51%) MSTest
11 8 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (0.45%) NUnit
13 6 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.39%) Selenium
14 5 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 254 (16.30%) Finance
2 65 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 53 (3.40%) Retail
4 40 (2.57%) Legal
5 30 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.60%) Publishing
7 24 (1.54%) Games
8 23 (1.48%) Banking
9 21 (1.35%) Law
10 17 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (1.03%) Electronics
12 14 (0.90%) Marketing
13 13 (0.83%) Back Office
14 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.64%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.58%) Automotive
17 5 (0.32%) German Language
17 5 (0.32%) Advertising
18 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 348 (22.34%) Developer
2 304 (19.51%) Analyst
3 158 (10.14%) Support Analyst
4 134 (8.60%) Support Engineer
5 115 (7.38%) .NET Developer
6 103 (6.61%) Consultant
7 95 (6.10%) Administrator
8 93 (5.97%) Software Developer
9 77 (4.94%) Architect
10 74 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 73 (4.69%) IT Support
12 65 (4.17%) Senior Developer
13 58 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
14 55 (3.53%) Service Analyst
15 53 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
16 51 (3.27%) C# Developer
17 49 (3.15%) Technical Support
17 49 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
18 46 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
19 41 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (21.50%) .NET
2 186 (11.94%) HTML
3 161 (10.33%) ASP.NET
4 115 (7.38%) Web Services
5 114 (7.32%) CSS
6 111 (7.12%) .NET Framework
7 102 (6.55%) WinForms
8 87 (5.58%) XML
8 87 (5.58%) WCF
9 82 (5.26%) WPF
10 72 (4.62%) jQuery
11 62 (3.98%) HTML5
12 41 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 40 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 33 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (1.93%) Ajax
16 21 (1.35%) Silverlight
17 20 (1.28%) WF
17 20 (1.28%) Application Packaging
18 19 (1.22%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.42%) Blackberry
2 69 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 59 (3.79%) Replication
4 55 (3.53%) Clustering
5 45 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.93%) Smartcard
7 29 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.73%) Open Source
9 25 (1.60%) Biometrics
10 22 (1.41%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.41%) Mathematics
11 21 (1.35%) PDA
11 21 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 13 (0.83%) FlexPod
13 12 (0.77%) Wiki
14 11 (0.71%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.71%) iPhone
14 11 (0.71%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.71%) CLARiiON
15 10 (0.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 395 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 277 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 240 (15.40%) Windows 7
4 218 (13.99%) Linux
5 168 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (10.59%) Windows XP
7 116 (7.45%) UNIX
8 113 (7.25%) Windows 8
9 76 (4.88%) Android
10 68 (4.36%) Apple iOS
11 51 (3.27%) Solaris
12 41 (2.63%) AIX
13 37 (2.37%) Windows Vista
14 36 (2.31%) Windows Mobile
15 27 (1.73%) Windows 2000
16 24 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
17 18 (1.16%) Debian
17 18 (1.16%) Windows Phone
18 16 (1.03%) Windows CE
19 13 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (13.22%) ITIL
2 102 (6.55%) Project Management
3 97 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (5.65%) Migration
5 82 (5.26%) MVC
6 81 (5.20%) Service Delivery
7 74 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 63 (4.04%) Software Engineering
9 61 (3.92%) CRM
10 58 (3.72%) Unit Testing
11 57 (3.66%) TDD
12 52 (3.34%) Web Development
13 51 (3.27%) OO
14 49 (3.15%) Scrum
15 43 (2.76%) E-Commerce
16 40 (2.57%) Time Management
17 39 (2.50%) Load Balancing
18 38 (2.44%) Change Control
19 37 (2.37%) Automated Testing
20 34 (2.18%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 484 (31.07%) SQL
2 276 (17.72%) C#
3 127 (8.15%) JavaScript
4 125 (8.02%) VB.NET
5 110 (7.06%) VB
6 82 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 77 (4.94%) Java
8 70 (4.49%) C++
9 66 (4.24%) PowerShell
10 59 (3.79%) Perl
11 58 (3.72%) PHP
12 44 (2.82%) C
13 39 (2.50%) Shell Script
14 37 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 29 (1.86%) Python
16 28 (1.80%) VB6
17 23 (1.48%) VBScript
18 18 (1.16%) Objective-C
19 15 (0.96%) Korn
19 15 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 241 (15.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 195 (12.52%) Degree
3 167 (10.72%) MCSE
4 79 (5.07%) MCITP
5 78 (5.01%) Security Cleared
6 66 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 66 (4.24%) MCP
7 64 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (3.92%) CCNA
9 51 (3.27%) SC Cleared
10 50 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
11 46 (2.95%) MCTS
12 45 (2.89%) MCSA
13 41 (2.63%) CCA
14 23 (1.48%) ISEB
15 22 (1.41%) CCEE
16 14 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.90%) NCDA
17 9 (0.58%) CCNP
17 9 (0.58%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.03%) SLA
2 39 (2.50%) TickIT
3 31 (1.99%) ISO 9001
4 24 (1.54%) QA
5 9 (0.58%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.064%) COBIT
System Software
1 542 (34.79%) Active Directory
2 235 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (9.24%) Hyper-V
4 115 (7.38%) XenApp
5 95 (6.10%) vSphere
6 87 (5.58%) XenDesktop
7 52 (3.34%) VMware ESX
8 46 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (2.31%) Forefront TMG
10 34 (2.18%) Terminal Services
11 33 (2.12%) XenServer
12 30 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.77%) Terminal Server
15 11 (0.71%) UAG
15 11 (0.71%) ISA Server
16 10 (0.64%) PowerHA
17 9 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
18 8 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
18 8 (0.51%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 121 (7.77%) SCCM
2 75 (4.81%) WSUS
3 50 (3.21%) SCOM
4 47 (3.02%) Backup Exec
5 18 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 15 (0.96%) AppDNA
7 14 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.77%) SCVMM
9 11 (0.71%) CA SiteMinder
10 10 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (0.58%) SCDPM
12 8 (0.51%) XenMobile
12 8 (0.51%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.45%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.39%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.39%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.39%) SCSM
14 6 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 636 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 401 (25.74%) VMware
3 313 (20.09%) Citrix
4 227 (14.57%) Cisco
5 135 (8.66%) Oracle
6 109 (7.00%) HP
7 89 (5.71%) NetApp
8 55 (3.53%) EMC
9 45 (2.89%) Dell
10 43 (2.76%) IBM
11 39 (2.50%) Apple
11 39 (2.50%) Symantec
12 27 (1.73%) Sun
13 26 (1.67%) CheckPoint
14 22 (1.41%) AppSense
14 22 (1.41%) Fujitsu
15 21 (1.35%) LANDesk
16 20 (1.28%) McAfee
16 20 (1.28%) Altiris
17 19 (1.22%) Red Hat
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23240.00 - £25526.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 3 hours ago
Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Herefordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + + 5K relocation + out of hours
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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