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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 750 820 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.43% 13.97% 14.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.43% 67.21% 68.42%
Number of salaries quoted 628 718 667
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1164 1220 1124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.30% 20.79% 20.92%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1080 984
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 281 £32,500 -13.33% 27
Staffordshire -2 106 £32,500 +0.77% 14
Coventry -3 103 £30,000 -25.00% 18
Warwickshire +6 93 £32,500 -3.46% 14
Worcestershire +8 45 £26,000 -22.96% 11
Shropshire -13 33 £37,500 +41.50% 5
Sutton Coldfield +3 15 £25,000 -2.91%
Solihull 0 13 £34,750 +19.82% 2
Dudley +2 11 £23,500 -15.31% 2
Wolverhampton -14 11 £31,500 +10.52%
West Bromwich +7 9 £25,000 -
Walsall +2 9 £30,750 +23.00% 2
Herefordshire -13 8 £46,250 +8.82%
Brierley Hill +1 3 £30,750 +11.81%
Halesowen +1 2 £37,500 +25.00%
Willenhall - 2 £33,500 -
Kingswinford -1 1 £52,500 +84.21%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 601 (39.51%) Microsoft
2 588 (38.66%) Windows Server
3 562 (36.95%) Active Directory
4 386 (25.38%) SQL
5 381 (25.05%) VMware
6 302 (19.86%) MS Excel
7 295 (19.40%) SQL Server
7 295 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 281 (18.47%) Linux
9 261 (17.16%) MS Exchange
10 248 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 244 (16.04%) ITIL
12 243 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 237 (15.58%) Firewall
14 236 (15.52%) Windows 7
15 230 (15.12%) Cisco
16 220 (14.46%) .NET
17 219 (14.40%) Citrix
18 213 (14.00%) MS Office
19 192 (12.62%) C#
20 183 (12.03%) Hyper-V
21 180 (11.83%) Unix
21 180 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
22 171 (11.24%) LAN
22 171 (11.24%) WAN
23 170 (11.18%) Degree
24 154 (10.12%) Finance
25 148 (9.73%) TCP/IP
26 147 (9.66%) SAN
27 133 (8.74%) SLA

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
1 261 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 109 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 89 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (5.33%) SharePoint
5 60 (3.94%) IIS
6 59 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (2.76%) Skype for Business
8 29 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (1.58%) IBM Notes
10 22 (1.45%) IBM Domino
11 21 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 18 (1.18%) Tomcat
13 17 (1.12%) JBoss
14 14 (0.92%) Apache
14 14 (0.92%) NetWeaver
15 13 (0.85%) CMS
16 11 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
19 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 302 (19.86%) MS Excel
2 213 (14.00%) MS Office
3 25 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.85%) MS Project
6 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Blender
8 1 (0.066%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.51%) assyst
2 16 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.53%) Magento
4 5 (0.33%) Exstream
5 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.20%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.13%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.066%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 106 (6.97%) Office 365
2 77 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.31%) PaaS
5 19 (1.25%) IaaS
6 16 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (0.79%) SaaS
8 7 (0.46%) Sage Pay
9 5 (0.33%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.26%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.13%) GitHub
12 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.066%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 237 (15.58%) Firewall
2 171 (11.24%) LAN
2 171 (11.24%) WAN
3 148 (9.73%) TCP/IP
4 147 (9.66%) SAN
5 130 (8.55%) DNS
6 105 (6.90%) DHCP
6 105 (6.90%) VPN
7 66 (4.34%) VoIP
8 50 (3.29%) Wi-Fi
9 49 (3.22%) VLAN
10 46 (3.02%) Wireless
11 45 (2.96%) Internet
12 36 (2.37%) Network Security
13 32 (2.10%) OSPF
14 28 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (1.58%) NAS
16 23 (1.51%) SSL
17 22 (1.45%) BGP
17 22 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 57 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 57 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (1.78%) RDBMS
7 26 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.38%) DB2
10 19 (1.25%) MySQL
10 19 (1.25%) QlikView
10 19 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.12%) MS Access
13 16 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (0.79%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.59%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 59 (3.88%) Visual Studio
2 34 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (1.91%) Subversion
5 23 (1.51%) NUnit
6 21 (1.38%) JIRA
7 20 (1.31%) Mercurial
8 15 (0.99%) NSubstitute
8 15 (0.99%) ReSharper
9 13 (0.85%) Jenkins
10 11 (0.72%) Hudson
11 8 (0.53%) GDB
11 8 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.53%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.46%) QADirector
12 7 (0.46%) Selenium
12 7 (0.46%) TestPartner
12 7 (0.46%) Xcode
13 6 (0.39%) Moq
13 6 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 154 (10.12%) Finance
2 79 (5.19%) Retail
3 48 (3.16%) Legal
4 46 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 38 (2.50%) German Language
7 37 (2.43%) Law
8 27 (1.78%) French Language
9 26 (1.71%) Automotive
10 21 (1.38%) Banking
11 18 (1.18%) Games
12 12 (0.79%) Marketing
13 9 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.53%) Advertising
14 8 (0.53%) Billing
14 8 (0.53%) Electronics
15 6 (0.39%) Local Government
16 4 (0.26%) Back Office
17 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 333 (21.89%) Analyst
2 221 (14.53%) Developer
3 159 (10.45%) IT Support
4 136 (8.94%) Support Engineer
5 127 (8.35%) Support Analyst
6 121 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 103 (6.77%) .NET Developer
8 89 (5.85%) Service Analyst
9 84 (5.52%) IT Analyst
10 82 (5.39%) IT Engineer
11 79 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
12 75 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
13 74 (4.87%) Consultant
14 68 (4.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 66 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support
16 53 (3.48%) Architect
17 52 (3.42%) Windows Engineer
18 51 (3.35%) Administrator
19 50 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 50 (3.29%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (14.46%) .NET
2 129 (8.48%) ASP.NET
3 116 (7.63%) HTML
4 80 (5.26%) Web Services
5 68 (4.47%) XML
6 64 (4.21%) CSS
7 60 (3.94%) WPF
8 57 (3.75%) WinForms
9 54 (3.55%) jQuery
10 49 (3.22%) HTML5
11 42 (2.76%) .NET Framework
11 42 (2.76%) WCF
12 36 (2.37%) Ajax
13 33 (2.17%) REST
14 31 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 28 (1.84%) Entity Framework
16 27 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 25 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
18 23 (1.51%) JSON
19 22 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.56%) Data Centre
2 85 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 48 (3.16%) Clustering
5 45 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 38 (2.50%) Driving Licence
7 33 (2.17%) Mathematics
8 29 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.45%) AS400
10 20 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
10 20 (1.31%) Mobile Computing
11 19 (1.25%) iSeries
12 18 (1.18%) N-Tier
12 18 (1.18%) Visualisation
13 16 (1.05%) Smartphone
14 14 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.92%) Physics
15 13 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 588 (38.66%) Windows Server
2 295 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 281 (18.47%) Linux
4 243 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 236 (15.52%) Windows 7
6 180 (11.83%) Unix
6 180 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 125 (8.22%) Windows 8
8 95 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 77 (5.06%) Windows 10
10 67 (4.40%) Apple iOS
11 66 (4.34%) Android
12 45 (2.96%) Mac OS X
13 34 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 33 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
15 28 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (1.58%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.79%) CentOS
18 11 (0.72%) Solaris
19 10 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (16.04%) ITIL
2 105 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (6.05%) Service Management
4 82 (5.39%) MVC
5 78 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 64 (4.21%) Migration
7 60 (3.94%) Change Management
8 53 (3.48%) Project Management
8 53 (3.48%) Service Delivery
9 50 (3.29%) Mentoring
10 48 (3.16%) OO
11 46 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
11 46 (3.02%) Coaching
12 40 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (2.63%) Information Security
13 39 (2.56%) Incident Management
13 39 (2.56%) Software Engineering
14 38 (2.50%) High Availability
14 38 (2.50%) OOP
14 38 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 386 (25.38%) SQL
2 192 (12.62%) C#
3 117 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 87 (5.72%) Java
5 76 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 74 (4.87%) PowerShell
6 74 (4.87%) T-SQL
7 65 (4.27%) C++
8 47 (3.09%) VB
9 39 (2.56%) C
10 28 (1.84%) PHP
10 28 (1.84%) VBA
11 26 (1.71%) Python
12 21 (1.38%) Perl
13 20 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.99%) XAML
16 14 (0.92%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.92%) Objective-C
17 13 (0.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 170 (11.18%) Degree
2 131 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 98 (6.44%) MCSE
4 57 (3.75%) MCSA
5 52 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (3.42%) Security Cleared
6 47 (3.09%) CCNA
7 43 (2.83%) MCITP
8 39 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 27 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (1.58%) ISEB
12 23 (1.51%) MCP
13 19 (1.25%) CCNP
14 17 (1.12%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.72%) CISSP
15 11 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (8.74%) SLA
2 21 (1.38%) QA
3 20 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.26%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) TickIT
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.13%) MISRA
8 2 (0.13%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 562 (36.95%) Active Directory
2 248 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (12.03%) Hyper-V
4 62 (4.08%) vSphere
5 60 (3.94%) XenApp
6 29 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
7 28 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (1.78%) VMware ESX
9 22 (1.45%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 13 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.79%) Cygwin
12 8 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.39%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (0.39%) Docker
13 6 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.33%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 82 (5.39%) SCCM
2 47 (3.09%) WSUS
3 45 (2.96%) SCOM
4 44 (2.89%) Backup Exec
5 34 (2.24%) NetBackup
6 21 (1.38%) Tivoli
7 19 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.72%) Puppet
10 10 (0.66%) MAILsweeper
11 9 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.53%) Simpana
13 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.46%) Nessus
14 6 (0.39%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.39%) Oracle ZFS
15 5 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
15 5 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 601 (39.51%) Microsoft
2 381 (25.05%) VMware
3 230 (15.12%) Cisco
4 219 (14.40%) Citrix
5 105 (6.90%) Oracle
6 103 (6.77%) HP
7 68 (4.47%) NetApp
8 56 (3.68%) Veeam
9 49 (3.22%) IBM
10 39 (2.56%) Dell
10 39 (2.56%) Juniper
11 37 (2.43%) SAP
11 37 (2.43%) SonicWALL
12 36 (2.37%) Symantec
13 32 (2.10%) Acronis
14 31 (2.04%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.25%) Sophos
16 17 (1.12%) CheckPoint
17 16 (1.05%) DevExpress
17 16 (1.05%) Google
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37088.00 - £52387.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bonus scheme + pension + healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago