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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 923 892 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.49% 16.42% 18.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.82% 65.01% 72.11%
Number of salaries quoted 796 791 759
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,950 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
1424 1372 1230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.44% 25.25% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1220 1057
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 September 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 22 September 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 +1 366 £37,500 -9.09% 38
Coventry 0 139 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Warwickshire +2 112 £30,000 -14.28% 14
Staffordshire 0 101 £33,000 +10.00% 11
Worcestershire -6 47 £32,000 +6.66% 6
Solihull -6 37 £37,500 +31.57% 8
Shropshire 0 35 £30,000 +13.20% 6
Wolverhampton +5 25 £32,000 +2.81% 6
Herefordshire +11 19 £40,000 - 2
West Bromwich +4 3 £37,500 +6.38% 1
Dudley -4 3 £30,000 -3.22%
Walsall -10 2 £30,000 -12.40%
Halesowen +1 1 £21,000 -30.00%
Sutton Coldfield -2 1 £35,000 +59.09% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 761 (43.61%) Microsoft
2 568 (32.55%) Active Directory
3 544 (31.17%) SQL
4 504 (28.88%) SQL Server
5 502 (28.77%) VMware
6 467 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 378 (21.66%) Citrix
8 350 (20.06%) .NET
8 350 (20.06%) MS Excel
9 316 (18.11%) MS Exchange
10 309 (17.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 290 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 289 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 285 (16.33%) C#
14 269 (15.42%) Finance
15 259 (14.84%) ITIL
16 256 (14.67%) Windows 7
17 236 (13.52%) Linux
18 234 (13.41%) Cisco
19 226 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
20 225 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
21 221 (12.66%) HTML
22 219 (12.55%) MS Office
23 215 (12.32%) Firewall
24 212 (12.15%) TCP/IP
25 211 (12.09%) Degree
26 201 (11.52%) DNS
27 194 (11.12%) MCSE
28 191 (10.95%) ASP.NET
29 183 (10.49%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 316 (18.11%) MS Exchange
2 181 (10.37%) SharePoint
3 145 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 140 (8.02%) IIS
5 109 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 94 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 87 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 76 (4.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 64 (3.67%) Lync
10 51 (2.92%) SharePoint Server
11 33 (1.89%) Tomcat
12 28 (1.60%) Apache
13 22 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
14 20 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.97%) IBM Notes
16 16 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.86%) WordPress
18 14 (0.80%) nginx
18 14 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 350 (20.06%) MS Excel
2 219 (12.55%) MS Office
3 20 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.80%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.57%) MS Project
6 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.23%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.057%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 53 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.23%) assyst
4 4 (0.23%) Line 500
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.057%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.057%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 67 (3.84%) Office 365
2 34 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.63%) SaaS
3 11 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.23%) IaaS
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 215 (12.32%) Firewall
2 212 (12.15%) TCP/IP
3 201 (11.52%) DNS
4 183 (10.49%) SAN
5 177 (10.14%) LAN
6 175 (10.03%) WAN
7 136 (7.79%) DHCP
8 107 (6.13%) VPN
9 73 (4.18%) Internet
10 56 (3.21%) VoIP
11 48 (2.75%) NAS
12 43 (2.46%) VLAN
13 41 (2.35%) NetScaler
14 34 (1.95%) Wireless
15 33 (1.89%) HTTP
15 33 (1.89%) LDAP
15 33 (1.89%) Unified Communications
16 29 (1.66%) iSCSI
17 28 (1.60%) SSL
18 27 (1.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (28.88%) SQL Server
2 108 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 57 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 54 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (2.81%) MySQL
8 47 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 47 (2.69%) Oracle Database
9 32 (1.83%) DB2
10 19 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.03%) Cognos Report Studio
11 18 (1.03%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 16 (0.92%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.92%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 14 (0.80%) EDRMS
14 13 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (0.69%) Big Data
16 11 (0.63%) OLTP
16 11 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 79 (4.53%) Visual Studio
2 53 (3.04%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.64%) JIRA
4 35 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (1.95%) Jenkins
6 29 (1.66%) Ant
7 28 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
8 22 (1.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 19 (1.09%) Subversion
10 16 (0.92%) CruiseControl
10 16 (0.92%) MSTest
10 16 (0.92%) MSI
11 15 (0.86%) NUnit
12 12 (0.69%) Mercurial
13 11 (0.63%) Toad
13 11 (0.63%) InstallShield
13 11 (0.63%) AdminStudio
13 11 (0.63%) PVCS
13 11 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
13 11 (0.63%) Moq
General
1 269 (15.42%) Finance
2 75 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.67%) Retail
4 33 (1.89%) Legal
5 26 (1.49%) Banking
5 26 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.20%) Back Office
8 20 (1.15%) Electronics
9 19 (1.09%) Law
10 16 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (0.92%) Games
11 13 (0.74%) Automotive
11 13 (0.74%) Marketing
12 9 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.52%) Front Office
13 7 (0.40%) Publishing
14 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.29%) German Language
16 4 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 377 (21.60%) Developer
2 342 (19.60%) Analyst
3 188 (10.77%) Support Analyst
4 144 (8.25%) Support Engineer
5 121 (6.93%) .NET Developer
6 117 (6.70%) Consultant
7 112 (6.42%) Administrator
8 103 (5.90%) Software Developer
9 83 (4.76%) Architect
10 82 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 82 (4.70%) IT Support
11 75 (4.30%) Senior Developer
12 67 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support
13 65 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
14 62 (3.55%) Service Analyst
15 60 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
16 57 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
17 56 (3.21%) Applications Support
18 54 (3.09%) Technical Support
19 47 (2.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (20.06%) .NET
2 221 (12.66%) HTML
3 191 (10.95%) ASP.NET
4 142 (8.14%) CSS
5 121 (6.93%) .NET Framework
6 117 (6.70%) Web Services
7 112 (6.42%) XML
8 109 (6.25%) WinForms
9 107 (6.13%) jQuery
10 86 (4.93%) WCF
11 85 (4.87%) WPF
12 84 (4.81%) HTML5
13 56 (3.21%) Ajax
14 47 (2.69%) AngularJS
15 46 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 40 (2.29%) Silverlight
17 36 (2.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 29 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
18 29 (1.66%) JSON
19 26 (1.49%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.36%) Blackberry
2 84 (4.81%) Mobile App
3 83 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (3.72%) Clustering
5 54 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 50 (2.87%) Replication
7 40 (2.29%) N-Tier
8 29 (1.66%) Open Source
9 27 (1.55%) User Experience
10 26 (1.49%) Mathematics
10 26 (1.49%) Biometrics
11 25 (1.43%) Smartcard
12 24 (1.38%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 21 (1.20%) PDA
15 17 (0.97%) Wiki
16 16 (0.92%) Fat Client
16 16 (0.92%) Thin Client
16 16 (0.92%) Equities
17 14 (0.80%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 467 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 309 (17.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 256 (14.67%) Windows 7
4 236 (13.52%) Linux
5 226 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 181 (10.37%) Windows XP
7 154 (8.83%) Windows 8
8 144 (8.25%) UNIX
9 73 (4.18%) Android
10 68 (3.90%) Apple iOS
11 46 (2.64%) Windows Vista
12 30 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
13 26 (1.49%) Solaris
14 25 (1.43%) Windows 2000
15 23 (1.32%) AIX
16 22 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
17 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 18 (1.03%) Debian
18 13 (0.74%) Ubuntu
19 12 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (14.84%) ITIL
2 225 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (6.76%) MVC
4 112 (6.42%) Project Management
5 95 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 89 (5.10%) Scrum
7 84 (4.81%) Migration
8 81 (4.64%) CRM
9 74 (4.24%) Web Development
10 66 (3.78%) OOP
11 65 (3.72%) Unit Testing
12 64 (3.67%) OO
13 60 (3.44%) Service Delivery
14 58 (3.32%) SOA
15 57 (3.27%) Software Engineering
16 56 (3.21%) E-Commerce
16 56 (3.21%) Mentoring
17 54 (3.09%) TDD
18 48 (2.75%) Service Management
19 46 (2.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 544 (31.17%) SQL
2 285 (16.33%) C#
3 175 (10.03%) JavaScript
4 143 (8.19%) VB.NET
5 117 (6.70%) VB
6 102 (5.85%) T-SQL
7 94 (5.39%) Java
8 71 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 57 (3.27%) PHP
10 55 (3.15%) Python
11 51 (2.92%) C++
12 48 (2.75%) Perl
13 47 (2.69%) VBScript
14 37 (2.12%) C
15 31 (1.78%) VB6
16 30 (1.72%) ActionScript 3.0
16 30 (1.72%) ActionScript
17 29 (1.66%) Objective-C
18 28 (1.60%) Bash Shell
19 24 (1.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 290 (16.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 211 (12.09%) Degree
3 194 (11.12%) MCSE
4 113 (6.48%) Security Cleared
5 97 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 89 (5.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 85 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (4.64%) MCITP
9 76 (4.36%) CCNA
10 72 (4.13%) MCP
11 65 (3.72%) Citrix Certification
12 64 (3.67%) MCSA
13 56 (3.21%) CCA
14 45 (2.58%) MCTS
15 44 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
16 24 (1.38%) CCEE
17 23 (1.32%) ISEB
18 22 (1.26%) CCNP
19 14 (0.80%) NCDA
20 13 (0.74%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (6.93%) SLA
2 30 (1.72%) TickIT
3 27 (1.55%) QA
4 25 (1.43%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.29%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.057%) COBIT
System Software
1 568 (32.55%) Active Directory
2 289 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (9.57%) Hyper-V
4 158 (9.05%) XenApp
5 122 (6.99%) vSphere
6 103 (5.90%) XenDesktop
7 71 (4.07%) VMware ESX
8 36 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (1.83%) XenServer
9 32 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 31 (1.78%) Terminal Services
11 20 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
11 20 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
12 11 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 10 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.57%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.46%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.40%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.40%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 119 (6.82%) SCCM
2 55 (3.15%) SCOM
3 51 (2.92%) WSUS
4 44 (2.52%) Backup Exec
5 23 (1.32%) Puppet
6 18 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.03%) AppDNA
7 17 (0.97%) Vagrant
8 16 (0.92%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.86%) SCDPM
10 13 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.69%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.69%) Nagios
12 11 (0.63%) XenMobile
13 9 (0.52%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
15 6 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
15 6 (0.34%) CA SiteMinder
15 6 (0.34%) OpenView
Vendors
1 761 (43.61%) Microsoft
2 502 (28.77%) VMware
3 378 (21.66%) Citrix
4 234 (13.41%) Cisco
5 144 (8.25%) Oracle
5 144 (8.25%) HP
6 101 (5.79%) NetApp
7 66 (3.78%) EMC
8 58 (3.32%) IBM
9 49 (2.81%) Dell
10 44 (2.52%) Symantec
11 40 (2.29%) Apple
12 34 (1.95%) CheckPoint
13 29 (1.66%) SonicWALL
14 25 (1.43%) Sencha
15 24 (1.38%) LANDesk
15 24 (1.38%) Cognos
16 23 (1.32%) AppSense
17 22 (1.26%) Appcelerator
18 21 (1.20%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £55330 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Free Parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: to £45,000 + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago