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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 976 873 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.98% 16.42% 18.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.07% 66.39% 68.21%
Number of salaries quoted 847 764 752
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,080 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
1500 1315 1274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.10% 24.73% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 1168 1103
Average salary £37,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +1 420 £37,500 -16.66% 41
Coventry -2 132 £39,000 +2.63% 14
Warwickshire -1 118 £31,250 -21.87% 15
Staffordshire -2 101 £32,500 +25.00% 11
Worcestershire -4 44 £31,500 +15.59% 3
Solihull -4 38 £37,500 +21.95% 7
Shropshire +1 34 £29,750 -5.55% 8
Wolverhampton 0 23 £32,000 -1.75% 3
Herefordshire +4 11 £21,000 +16.66% 8
West Bromwich +8 10 £18,500 -58.88% 1
Walsall -2 9 £23,000 -23.33% 3
Dudley +2 8 £30,000 -23.56% 1
Sutton Coldfield -4 2 £34,750 -13.12% 1
Halesowen -1 1 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 780 (44.80%) Microsoft
2 554 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 537 (30.84%) VMware
4 532 (30.56%) SQL
5 526 (30.21%) SQL Server
6 486 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 374 (21.48%) Citrix
8 360 (20.68%) MS Excel
9 344 (19.76%) .NET
10 331 (19.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 315 (18.09%) MS Exchange
12 305 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 291 (16.71%) C#
14 290 (16.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 264 (15.16%) ITIL
16 261 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
17 255 (14.65%) Finance
18 245 (14.07%) HTML
19 241 (13.84%) Linux
20 233 (13.38%) Windows 7
21 231 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
22 221 (12.69%) Cisco
23 213 (12.23%) TCP/IP
24 211 (12.12%) SharePoint
25 209 (12.00%) Firewall
26 205 (11.77%) Degree
27 203 (11.66%) MS Office
28 202 (11.60%) ASP.NET
29 195 (11.20%) JavaScript
30 190 (10.91%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 315 (18.09%) MS Exchange
2 211 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 156 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 140 (8.04%) IIS
5 109 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 92 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 82 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 64 (3.68%) Lync
9 58 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 52 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
11 39 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 31 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
13 26 (1.49%) Tomcat
14 24 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 23 (1.32%) Apache
16 22 (1.26%) IBM Notes
16 22 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
17 16 (0.92%) CMS
18 13 (0.75%) WordPress
19 12 (0.69%) nginx
Applications
1 360 (20.68%) MS Excel
2 203 (11.66%) MS Office
3 15 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.75%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.69%) MS Project
6 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.17%) S-PLUS
7 3 (0.17%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.057%) GIMP
9 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 65 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.29%) Line 500
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.057%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.057%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.08%) Office 365
2 46 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.75%) SaaS
4 10 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.34%) IaaS
6 5 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 213 (12.23%) TCP/IP
2 209 (12.00%) Firewall
3 189 (10.86%) LAN
4 187 (10.74%) SAN
5 184 (10.57%) DNS
6 177 (10.17%) WAN
7 129 (7.41%) DHCP
8 109 (6.26%) VPN
9 77 (4.42%) Internet
10 57 (3.27%) VoIP
11 44 (2.53%) NAS
12 39 (2.24%) Wireless
13 38 (2.18%) NetScaler
14 33 (1.90%) VLAN
15 32 (1.84%) iSCSI
15 32 (1.84%) LDAP
16 30 (1.72%) HTTP
17 28 (1.61%) Unified Communications
17 28 (1.61%) Network Security
17 28 (1.61%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 134 (7.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 76 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 56 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (2.30%) Oracle Database
8 39 (2.24%) MySQL
9 36 (2.07%) DB2
10 19 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.80%) EDRMS
11 14 (0.80%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 14 (0.80%) Cognos Report Studio
11 14 (0.80%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 13 (0.75%) Big Data
13 12 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 81 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 57 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 53 (3.04%) JIRA
4 39 (2.24%) Jenkins
5 35 (2.01%) Ant
6 34 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (1.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 22 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
9 18 (1.03%) CruiseControl
9 18 (1.03%) Subversion
10 15 (0.86%) MSI
11 14 (0.80%) Mercurial
12 13 (0.75%) MSTest
13 12 (0.69%) NUnit
14 11 (0.63%) Toad
15 10 (0.57%) InstallShield
15 10 (0.57%) AdminStudio
15 10 (0.57%) Hudson
15 10 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
15 10 (0.57%) Moq
General
1 255 (14.65%) Finance
2 68 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.33%) Retail
4 31 (1.78%) Legal
4 31 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 27 (1.55%) Back Office
7 20 (1.15%) Banking
8 19 (1.09%) Law
9 17 (0.98%) Electronics
9 17 (0.98%) Front Office
10 16 (0.92%) Marketing
11 14 (0.80%) Games
12 13 (0.75%) Automotive
13 7 (0.40%) Advertising
13 7 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.23%) Local Government
15 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 363 (20.85%) Developer
2 350 (20.10%) Analyst
3 193 (11.09%) Support Analyst
4 161 (9.25%) Support Engineer
5 120 (6.89%) Consultant
6 108 (6.20%) Administrator
7 101 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 83 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 83 (4.77%) Software Developer
8 83 (4.77%) Architect
8 83 (4.77%) IT Support
9 75 (4.31%) Applications Support
10 72 (4.14%) Senior Developer
11 71 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
12 66 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
13 59 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (2.87%) Service Analyst
15 49 (2.81%) Desktop Support
16 48 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
17 45 (2.58%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (19.76%) .NET
2 245 (14.07%) HTML
3 202 (11.60%) ASP.NET
4 156 (8.96%) CSS
5 118 (6.78%) jQuery
6 114 (6.55%) XML
7 110 (6.32%) Web Services
8 109 (6.26%) .NET Framework
9 100 (5.74%) HTML5
10 92 (5.28%) WinForms
11 83 (4.77%) WPF
12 78 (4.48%) WCF
13 67 (3.85%) Ajax
14 51 (2.93%) AngularJS
15 47 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 44 (2.53%) Silverlight
17 34 (1.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 33 (1.90%) JSON
19 31 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
20 30 (1.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.23%) Blackberry
2 79 (4.54%) Mobile App
3 77 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (4.14%) Clustering
5 55 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 41 (2.35%) N-Tier
7 33 (1.90%) Replication
8 31 (1.78%) User Experience
9 25 (1.44%) Open Source
10 24 (1.38%) Biometrics
11 23 (1.32%) Smartcard
12 22 (1.26%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 19 (1.09%) Mathematics
14 18 (1.03%) Wiki
15 17 (0.98%) Equities
16 16 (0.92%) Mainframe
17 15 (0.86%) Thin Client
17 15 (0.86%) Taxonomies
17 15 (0.86%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 486 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 331 (19.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 261 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 241 (13.84%) Linux
5 233 (13.38%) Windows 7
6 178 (10.22%) Windows XP
7 156 (8.96%) Windows 8
8 153 (8.79%) UNIX
9 72 (4.14%) Android
10 64 (3.68%) Apple iOS
11 50 (2.87%) Windows Vista
12 27 (1.55%) Windows 2000
13 24 (1.38%) AIX
14 23 (1.32%) Solaris
15 19 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.63%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.57%) Debian
19 10 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (15.16%) ITIL
2 231 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (7.47%) MVC
4 100 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 97 (5.57%) CRM
6 95 (5.46%) Project Management
7 88 (5.05%) Scrum
8 85 (4.88%) Migration
9 80 (4.60%) OO
10 77 (4.42%) OOP
11 74 (4.25%) Web Development
12 65 (3.73%) Unit Testing
13 62 (3.56%) SOA
14 61 (3.50%) Mentoring
15 56 (3.22%) E-Commerce
16 55 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
17 48 (2.76%) TDD
18 47 (2.70%) Waterfall
19 44 (2.53%) Software Engineering
20 43 (2.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 532 (30.56%) SQL
2 291 (16.71%) C#
3 195 (11.20%) JavaScript
4 126 (7.24%) VB.NET
5 106 (6.09%) T-SQL
6 105 (6.03%) VB
7 104 (5.97%) Java
8 68 (3.91%) PowerShell
9 61 (3.50%) Python
10 54 (3.10%) VBScript
11 51 (2.93%) PHP
12 45 (2.58%) C++
13 42 (2.41%) Perl
14 33 (1.90%) C
14 33 (1.90%) ActionScript
14 33 (1.90%) ActionScript 3.0
15 30 (1.72%) Objective-C
16 28 (1.61%) PL/SQL
17 25 (1.44%) VB6
18 24 (1.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 290 (16.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 205 (11.77%) Degree
3 190 (10.91%) MCSE
4 119 (6.84%) Security Cleared
5 106 (6.09%) SC Cleared
6 96 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 81 (4.65%) CCNA
9 78 (4.48%) MCP
10 75 (4.31%) MCITP
11 71 (4.08%) MCSA
12 66 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
13 57 (3.27%) CCA
14 54 (3.10%) MCTS
15 52 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (1.78%) CCNP
17 22 (1.26%) CCEE
18 19 (1.09%) ISEB
19 16 (0.92%) MCSD
20 12 (0.69%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (6.84%) SLA
2 26 (1.49%) TickIT
2 26 (1.49%) QA
3 23 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.057%) COBIT
7 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 554 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 305 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (10.57%) Hyper-V
4 163 (9.36%) XenApp
5 147 (8.44%) vSphere
6 91 (5.23%) XenDesktop
7 64 (3.68%) VMware ESX
8 36 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (2.01%) XenServer
10 24 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (1.32%) Terminal Services
12 20 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (0.69%) Firmware
14 11 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.46%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.40%) vCloud
17 5 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 98 (5.63%) SCCM
2 49 (2.81%) SCOM
3 39 (2.24%) Backup Exec
4 29 (1.67%) WSUS
5 25 (1.44%) Puppet
6 18 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.03%) SCDPM
7 17 (0.98%) Vagrant
8 16 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 16 (0.92%) Nagios
9 14 (0.80%) AppDNA
10 13 (0.75%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.69%) XenMobile
12 11 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.57%) Data Guard
14 9 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
14 9 (0.52%) OpenView
15 8 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 6 (0.34%) Windows Intune
16 6 (0.34%) MOM
Vendors
1 780 (44.80%) Microsoft
2 537 (30.84%) VMware
3 374 (21.48%) Citrix
4 221 (12.69%) Cisco
5 152 (8.73%) HP
6 137 (7.87%) Oracle
7 93 (5.34%) NetApp
8 70 (4.02%) EMC
9 53 (3.04%) IBM
10 44 (2.53%) Dell
10 44 (2.53%) Symantec
11 43 (2.47%) Apple
12 31 (1.78%) SonicWALL
12 31 (1.78%) CheckPoint
13 29 (1.67%) Sencha
14 25 (1.44%) Appcelerator
15 22 (1.26%) Lotus
16 21 (1.21%) Cognos
16 21 (1.21%) AppSense
17 20 (1.15%) Avaya
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + On-call + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £30,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Resolve Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Up to £45k
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum circa + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + 33 days hol, childcare + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + good benefits, great role!
Posted: 2 days ago