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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 826 576 772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.88% 14.08% 16.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.47% 61.08% 67.19%
Number of salaries quoted 699 464 662
Average salary £34,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +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
1189 943 1149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.30% 23.04% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1008 782 991
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 -4 251 £33,000 -1.49% 33
Coventry +6 146 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Warwickshire +2 115 £40,000 +11.11% 16
Staffordshire +4 95 £25,000 -21.25% 18
Shropshire +4 51 £31,000 -17.33% 6
Solihull -5 45 £38,000 +16.92% 6
Worcestershire -6 42 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Wolverhampton +9 28 £32,500 -2.98% 2
Dudley +9 20 £27,500 +5.76% 1
Walsall -2 11 £27,000 -16.92% 2
West Bromwich +3 4 £18,375 -45.14% 3
Herefordshire -17 3 £37,250 +5.24% 2
Halesowen -2 2 £25,500 -23.88%
Wednesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Sutton Coldfield -8 1 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £28,500 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

1 858 (47.80%) Microsoft
2 655 (36.49%) Active Directory
3 601 (33.48%) SQL Server
4 587 (32.70%) VMware
5 572 (31.87%) SQL
6 467 (26.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 399 (22.23%) MS Excel
8 382 (21.28%) .NET
9 361 (20.11%) Citrix
10 340 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
11 338 (18.83%) MS Exchange
12 335 (18.66%) ITIL
13 318 (17.72%) C#
14 295 (16.43%) Linux
15 286 (15.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 281 (15.65%) Cisco
17 270 (15.04%) MS Office
17 270 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
18 257 (14.32%) Microsoft Certification
19 256 (14.26%) Windows 7
20 233 (12.98%) LAN
21 226 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
22 220 (12.26%) HTML
23 218 (12.14%) JavaScript
24 214 (11.92%) SharePoint
24 214 (11.92%) Hyper-V
25 209 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
26 207 (11.53%) WAN
27 206 (11.48%) DNS
27 206 (11.48%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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
1 338 (18.83%) MS Exchange
2 214 (11.92%) SharePoint
3 180 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 161 (8.97%) IIS
5 110 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 83 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 69 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 55 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
9 52 (2.90%) Tomcat
9 52 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 49 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
11 42 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 40 (2.23%) Apache
13 37 (2.06%) JBoss
14 30 (1.67%) Lync
15 27 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
16 18 (1.00%) IBM Notes
17 16 (0.89%) CMS
18 15 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
19 12 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 399 (22.23%) MS Excel
2 270 (15.04%) MS Office
3 11 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.50%) MS Project
5 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) SPSS
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.11%) Simulink
9 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 97 (5.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.56%) Agresso
3 10 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.39%) Line 500
5 6 (0.33%) assyst
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.11%) Magento
9 1 (0.056%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.056%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 102 (5.68%) Office 365
2 67 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.67%) SaaS
4 6 (0.33%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.28%) IaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Trello
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 233 (12.98%) LAN
2 207 (11.53%) WAN
3 206 (11.48%) DNS
3 206 (11.48%) Firewall
4 203 (11.31%) SAN
5 198 (11.03%) TCP/IP
6 116 (6.46%) DHCP
7 105 (5.85%) VPN
8 72 (4.01%) Internet
9 49 (2.73%) VoIP
10 44 (2.45%) VLAN
11 42 (2.34%) Wireless
12 41 (2.28%) NAS
13 36 (2.01%) IP Telephony
14 31 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (1.50%) DDNS
16 24 (1.34%) Cisco IOS
17 19 (1.06%) Intranet
17 19 (1.06%) Broadband
18 17 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 601 (33.48%) SQL Server
2 209 (11.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 68 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 63 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (3.01%) Relational Database
7 52 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (2.23%) MySQL
9 26 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 19 (1.06%) DB2
11 18 (1.00%) MS Access
12 15 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.61%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.56%) DTS
16 10 (0.56%) Cognos Analysis Studio
16 10 (0.56%) Cognos Report Studio
16 10 (0.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 118 (6.57%) Visual Studio
2 36 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.17%) Selenium
5 21 (1.17%) JIRA
6 20 (1.11%) Hudson
7 19 (1.06%) NUnit
8 17 (0.95%) Ant
9 16 (0.89%) MSTest
10 14 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
10 14 (0.78%) Moq
11 13 (0.72%) Subversion
11 13 (0.72%) WebDriver
12 12 (0.67%) GoogleTest
12 12 (0.67%) JMeter
13 11 (0.61%) CruiseControl
14 10 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.45%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 174 (9.69%) Finance
2 55 (3.06%) Retail
3 50 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.67%) Marketing
5 28 (1.56%) Law
6 26 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.17%) Legal
8 20 (1.11%) Banking
9 17 (0.95%) Back Office
10 16 (0.89%) Advertising
11 14 (0.78%) Games
12 13 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.67%) Front Office
14 8 (0.45%) Automotive
15 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.28%) Electronics
17 2 (0.11%) Local Government
17 2 (0.11%) Finnish Language
17 2 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 394 (21.95%) Analyst
2 292 (16.27%) Developer
3 201 (11.20%) Support Analyst
4 187 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 120 (6.69%) Consultant
6 110 (6.13%) Architect
7 98 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 96 (5.35%) IT Support
9 94 (5.24%) Applications Support
9 94 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 93 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
11 87 (4.85%) Administrator
12 86 (4.79%) .NET Developer
13 71 (3.96%) Team Leader
14 64 (3.57%) Service Analyst
15 61 (3.40%) Desktop Support
16 60 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
17 51 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
18 50 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 47 (2.62%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (21.28%) .NET
2 220 (12.26%) HTML
3 193 (10.75%) ASP.NET
4 167 (9.30%) CSS
5 102 (5.68%) jQuery
6 101 (5.63%) HTML5
7 99 (5.52%) WCF
8 89 (4.96%) .NET Framework
9 86 (4.79%) Web Services
9 86 (4.79%) XML
10 62 (3.45%) WinForms
10 62 (3.45%) Ajax
11 60 (3.34%) WPF
12 51 (2.84%) CSS3
13 50 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (1.84%) J2EE
15 32 (1.78%) LINQ
16 31 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 23 (1.28%) JSON
18 21 (1.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.51%) Clustering
2 71 (3.96%) Blackberry
3 64 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (2.79%) User Experience
5 44 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 32 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.06%) Statistics
10 18 (1.00%) Replication
10 18 (1.00%) iPhone
11 17 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.84%) Biometrics
13 14 (0.78%) Smartcard
13 14 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
14 13 (0.72%) N-Tier
15 12 (0.67%) iSeries
16 11 (0.61%) EqualLogic
16 11 (0.61%) iPad
16 11 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 467 (26.02%) Windows Server 2008
2 295 (16.43%) Linux
3 286 (15.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 270 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 256 (14.26%) Windows 7
6 161 (8.97%) Windows XP
7 126 (7.02%) Windows 8
8 122 (6.80%) UNIX
9 84 (4.68%) Android
10 60 (3.34%) Apple iOS
11 44 (2.45%) Solaris
12 39 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 37 (2.06%) Windows Vista
14 21 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 17 (0.95%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
17 14 (0.78%) CentOS
18 13 (0.72%) AIX
19 12 (0.67%) Windows 2000
20 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (18.66%) ITIL
2 226 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (6.85%) CRM
4 120 (6.69%) OO
5 119 (6.63%) MVC
6 103 (5.74%) Service Delivery
7 72 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 62 (3.45%) Scrum
9 56 (3.12%) E-Commerce
10 55 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (3.06%) Mentoring
11 51 (2.84%) Project Management
12 50 (2.79%) Incident Management
13 49 (2.73%) Migration
14 47 (2.62%) OOP
14 47 (2.62%) Web Development
15 45 (2.51%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (2.34%) Time Management
17 41 (2.28%) Unit Testing
17 41 (2.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 572 (31.87%) SQL
2 318 (17.72%) C#
3 218 (12.14%) JavaScript
4 118 (6.57%) T-SQL
5 110 (6.13%) VB.NET
6 97 (5.40%) Java
7 75 (4.18%) PowerShell
8 70 (3.90%) VB
9 45 (2.51%) VBScript
10 44 (2.45%) Python
11 41 (2.28%) PHP
12 39 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 34 (1.89%) C++
14 32 (1.78%) Perl
15 30 (1.67%) C
16 24 (1.34%) VBA
17 14 (0.78%) VB6
18 12 (0.67%) Groovy
19 11 (0.61%) MUMPS
19 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 257 (14.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (8.25%) Degree
3 139 (7.74%) MCSE
4 113 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (5.18%) CCNA
6 88 (4.90%) Security Cleared
7 77 (4.29%) MCP
8 74 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
8 74 (4.12%) SC Cleared
9 70 (3.90%) MCSA
10 64 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 61 (3.40%) MCTS
12 59 (3.29%) VCP4
12 59 (3.29%) Citrix Certification
13 52 (2.90%) MCITP
14 49 (2.73%) CCA
15 31 (1.73%) CCNP
15 31 (1.73%) MCSD
16 30 (1.67%) MCAD
17 19 (1.06%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (7.63%) SLA
2 31 (1.73%) QA
3 17 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.84%) TickIT
4 15 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.17%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 655 (36.49%) Active Directory
2 340 (18.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 158 (8.80%) vSphere
5 106 (5.91%) XenApp
6 54 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 45 (2.51%) Terminal Services
8 39 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 38 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (1.00%) XenServer
13 9 (0.50%) vCloud
14 8 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.39%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.22%) RHEV
16 4 (0.22%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.17%) Firmware
18 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 69 (3.84%) SCCM
2 52 (2.90%) Nagios
3 34 (1.89%) SCOM
4 32 (1.78%) Tivoli
5 31 (1.73%) Backup Exec
6 28 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 20 (1.11%) WSUS
8 17 (0.95%) Ansible
9 16 (0.89%) BladeLogic
10 15 (0.84%) Unicenter
11 14 (0.78%) SCDPM
12 13 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.67%) Control-M
14 11 (0.61%) Puppet
14 11 (0.61%) SCVMM
15 10 (0.56%) WMI
16 9 (0.50%) MOM
17 8 (0.45%) OpenView
17 8 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 8 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 858 (47.80%) Microsoft
2 587 (32.70%) VMware
3 361 (20.11%) Citrix
4 281 (15.65%) Cisco
5 170 (9.47%) Oracle
6 128 (7.13%) HP
7 99 (5.52%) NetApp
8 73 (4.07%) Apple
9 55 (3.06%) Dell
10 51 (2.84%) EMC
10 51 (2.84%) Symantec
11 48 (2.67%) IBM
12 44 (2.45%) Red Hat
13 38 (2.12%) Avaya
14 30 (1.67%) Juniper
15 24 (1.34%) Brocade
16 20 (1.11%) Google
17 19 (1.06%) SonicWALL
18 18 (1.00%) CheckPoint
18 18 (1.00%) AppSense
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £30,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Studley, Warwickshire
Beoley Mill Software
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + growing company
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41500 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday