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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 779 768 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 14.96% 16.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.30% 70.65% 71.42%
Number of salaries quoted 678 680 710
Average salary £34,333 £33,250 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.25% -6.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £55,000 £50,200
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1193 1087 1158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.62% 21.18% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 967 987
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -8 206 £35,000 -6.66% 48
Coventry -1 136 £38,500 +2.66% 25
Warwickshire +4 100 £33,000 +1.53% 10
Staffordshire +3 95 £31,000 +3.33% 13
Solihull +5 57 £25,000 -33.33% 5
Shropshire 0 54 £27,500 -21.42% 13
Worcestershire -1 48 £35,000 +22.80% 11
Wolverhampton +14 21 £36,000 +10.76% 7
Herefordshire +4 19 £42,500 -
Dudley +6 17 £26,000 +33.34% 2
Walsall +1 8 £32,500 +10.16% 3
Kingswinford - 3 £28,500 -
Halesowen 0 1 £30,000 +27.65% 1
Bilston -1 1 £28,000 -20.00%
Sutton Coldfield -6 1 £27,500 +17.02% 2
West Bromwich -11 1 £37,500 +100.00%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 744 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 582 (34.77%) Active Directory
3 560 (33.45%) SQL Server
4 543 (32.44%) SQL
5 528 (31.54%) VMware
6 394 (23.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 386 (23.06%) .NET
8 355 (21.21%) Citrix
9 340 (20.31%) MS Excel
10 322 (19.24%) C#
11 321 (19.18%) Linux
12 313 (18.70%) MS Exchange
13 312 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 291 (17.38%) Cisco
15 262 (15.65%) ITIL
15 262 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 257 (15.35%) Windows 7
17 235 (14.04%) MS Office
18 223 (13.32%) Windows Server 2003
19 217 (12.96%) HTML
20 215 (12.84%) JavaScript
21 204 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
22 201 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
23 200 (11.95%) Firewall
24 196 (11.71%) Hyper-V
25 187 (11.17%) Oracle
26 182 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
27 177 (10.57%) LAN
28 176 (10.51%) CSS
29 175 (10.45%) ASP.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 313 (18.70%) MS Exchange
2 156 (9.32%) IIS
3 145 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 135 (8.06%) SharePoint
5 97 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 69 (4.12%) JBoss
7 53 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 53 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 46 (2.75%) Tomcat
9 41 (2.45%) Apache
10 34 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 29 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (1.25%) WebSphere
15 17 (1.02%) IBM Notes
16 16 (0.96%) CMS
17 15 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
18 14 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
18 14 (0.84%) Lync
Applications
1 340 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 235 (14.04%) MS Office
3 11 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.12%) Simulink
7 2 (0.12%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.060%) SPSS
8 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 59 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.54%) Agresso
3 6 (0.36%) assyst
4 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.18%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.060%) Lawson
7 1 (0.060%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.060%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.32%) Office 365
2 50 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.61%) SaaS
4 11 (0.66%) IaaS
5 9 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.30%) Trello
8 3 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
10 1 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.060%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.060%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 200 (11.95%) Firewall
2 177 (10.57%) LAN
3 167 (9.98%) TCP/IP
4 166 (9.92%) WAN
5 163 (9.74%) DNS
6 130 (7.77%) SAN
7 95 (5.68%) DHCP
8 94 (5.62%) VPN
9 52 (3.11%) VLAN
9 52 (3.11%) Internet
10 50 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
11 48 (2.87%) Wireless
12 36 (2.15%) VoIP
13 30 (1.79%) IP Telephony
14 26 (1.55%) NAS
15 22 (1.31%) MPLS
16 20 (1.19%) Network Security
17 19 (1.14%) DDNS
17 19 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (1.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (33.45%) SQL Server
2 182 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 96 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 81 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 70 (4.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 61 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 47 (2.81%) MySQL
7 47 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (1.55%) Oracle Database
10 23 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.08%) MS Access
12 17 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
13 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
14 15 (0.90%) DB2
15 14 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (0.78%) DTS
16 13 (0.78%) Cognos Report Studio
16 13 (0.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 133 (7.95%) Visual Studio
2 51 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (1.25%) NUnit
4 20 (1.19%) Hudson
5 18 (1.08%) MSTest
5 18 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 17 (1.02%) Selenium
7 13 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
7 13 (0.78%) Moq
8 12 (0.72%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.60%) Subversion
9 10 (0.60%) JIRA
10 9 (0.54%) CruiseControl
11 7 (0.42%) JMeter
11 7 (0.42%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.42%) GoogleTest
12 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.36%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.36%) Maven
12 6 (0.36%) Mercurial
General
1 134 (8.00%) Finance
2 74 (4.42%) Retail
3 54 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.15%) Law
5 34 (2.03%) Marketing
6 27 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.37%) Advertising
7 23 (1.37%) Legal
8 20 (1.19%) Banking
9 18 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.78%) Back Office
10 13 (0.78%) Games
10 13 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.72%) Electronics
12 8 (0.48%) Front Office
13 4 (0.24%) Automotive
14 3 (0.18%) Finnish Language
15 2 (0.12%) French Language
15 2 (0.12%) German Language
15 2 (0.12%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 332 (19.83%) Analyst
2 277 (16.55%) Developer
3 170 (10.16%) Support Engineer
4 154 (9.20%) Support Analyst
5 142 (8.48%) Architect
6 110 (6.57%) Consultant
7 99 (5.91%) .NET Developer
8 92 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 86 (5.14%) Applications Support
9 86 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 82 (4.90%) IT Support
11 76 (4.54%) 3rd Line Support
12 72 (4.30%) Administrator
13 71 (4.24%) C# Developer
14 61 (3.64%) Service Analyst
15 58 (3.46%) Service Desk Analyst
16 56 (3.35%) Team Leader
17 54 (3.23%) Desktop Support
18 53 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
19 51 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (23.06%) .NET
2 217 (12.96%) HTML
3 176 (10.51%) CSS
4 175 (10.45%) ASP.NET
5 120 (7.17%) jQuery
6 110 (6.57%) WCF
7 102 (6.09%) HTML5
7 102 (6.09%) Web Services
8 100 (5.97%) XML
9 89 (5.32%) .NET Framework
10 76 (4.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 70 (4.18%) WinForms
12 56 (3.35%) Ajax
13 54 (3.23%) CSS3
14 53 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 51 (3.05%) WPF
16 37 (2.21%) LINQ
17 32 (1.91%) J2EE
18 21 (1.25%) WF
19 19 (1.14%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.30%) Blackberry
3 69 (4.12%) User Experience
4 58 (3.46%) Clustering
5 54 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (1.91%) Replication
8 29 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 27 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 20 (1.19%) iSeries
12 16 (0.96%) Mainframe
13 13 (0.78%) EPoS
13 13 (0.78%) NHS
13 13 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
14 12 (0.72%) Statistics
14 12 (0.72%) Physics
14 12 (0.72%) iPhone
14 12 (0.72%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 394 (23.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 321 (19.18%) Linux
3 262 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 257 (15.35%) Windows 7
5 223 (13.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 137 (8.18%) Windows XP
7 108 (6.45%) UNIX
8 99 (5.91%) Windows 8
9 60 (3.58%) Android
10 50 (2.99%) Apple iOS
11 47 (2.81%) Solaris
12 37 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (1.61%) Windows Vista
13 27 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
14 17 (1.02%) Windows 2000
15 16 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (0.90%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.78%) CentOS
18 9 (0.54%) AIX
19 6 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (15.65%) ITIL
2 204 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (7.29%) MVC
4 118 (7.05%) OO
5 92 (5.50%) Service Delivery
6 79 (4.72%) CRM
7 64 (3.82%) Mentoring
8 63 (3.76%) Scrum
9 62 (3.70%) Software Engineering
10 52 (3.11%) Web Development
10 52 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (2.99%) DevOps
12 46 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 45 (2.69%) Time Management
14 44 (2.63%) Incident Management
15 43 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
16 42 (2.51%) Migration
16 42 (2.51%) Project Management
17 41 (2.45%) Waterfall
18 39 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 543 (32.44%) SQL
2 322 (19.24%) C#
3 215 (12.84%) JavaScript
4 119 (7.11%) VB.NET
5 117 (6.99%) T-SQL
6 108 (6.45%) Java
7 83 (4.96%) PowerShell
8 66 (3.94%) VB
9 50 (2.99%) C++
10 47 (2.81%) C
11 41 (2.45%) VBScript
12 39 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 38 (2.27%) PHP
13 38 (2.27%) Python
14 36 (2.15%) Perl
15 25 (1.49%) VB6
16 18 (1.08%) VBA
17 11 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.66%) JCL
18 8 (0.48%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 201 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (8.06%) Degree
3 116 (6.93%) MCSE
4 89 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 82 (4.90%) CCNA
7 71 (4.24%) MCITP
8 68 (4.06%) Citrix Certification
9 65 (3.88%) SC Cleared
10 62 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 60 (3.58%) MCSA
12 59 (3.52%) CCA
13 44 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
14 42 (2.51%) MCP
14 42 (2.51%) MCTS
15 27 (1.61%) CCEE
15 27 (1.61%) CCIA
16 24 (1.43%) CCNP
17 17 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 17 (1.02%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (8.90%) SLA
2 32 (1.91%) QA
3 20 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.66%) TickIT
5 7 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) COBIT
6 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.060%) WAI
System Software
1 582 (34.77%) Active Directory
2 312 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (11.71%) Hyper-V
4 107 (6.39%) XenApp
5 100 (5.97%) vSphere
6 67 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 47 (2.81%) VMware ESX
7 47 (2.81%) Terminal Services
8 38 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (0.66%) XenServer
12 10 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.42%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.36%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.18%) vCloud
17 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 78 (4.66%) SCCM
2 39 (2.33%) SCOM
3 36 (2.15%) Nagios
4 32 (1.91%) Tivoli
5 21 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (1.02%) Ansible
6 17 (1.02%) Puppet
7 16 (0.96%) BladeLogic
7 16 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 16 (0.96%) Backup Exec
8 15 (0.90%) Unicenter
9 14 (0.84%) Control-M
10 11 (0.66%) OpenView
10 11 (0.66%) ServiceCenter
10 11 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (0.60%) WSUS
12 8 (0.48%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.42%) ARCserve
13 7 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 744 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 528 (31.54%) VMware
3 355 (21.21%) Citrix
4 291 (17.38%) Cisco
5 187 (11.17%) Oracle
6 88 (5.26%) HP
7 86 (5.14%) NetApp
8 64 (3.82%) Apple
9 56 (3.35%) Dell
10 54 (3.23%) IBM
11 46 (2.75%) AppSense
12 44 (2.63%) Red Hat
13 35 (2.09%) Symantec
14 28 (1.67%) SonicWALL
15 27 (1.61%) Fujitsu
16 23 (1.37%) Avaya
17 19 (1.14%) CheckPoint
17 19 (1.14%) EMC
18 18 (1.08%) Google
19 17 (1.02%) Cognos
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £300 - £408.50 per day + +
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 19k to 23k per year GBP
Posted: 10 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus Mileage Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Shift All Bonus Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Shipston-On-Stour, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
First Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 48,000 plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago