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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / West Midlands
Rank 12 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 572 731 905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.17% 12.40% 17.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.97% 63.68% 71.20%
Number of salaries quoted 509 607 776
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,750 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%

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
1004 1148 1271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.35% 19.47% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 882 964 1088
Median salary £35,000 £37,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -7 181 £35,000 -6.66% 36
Warwickshire +2 83 £36,250 +3.57% 9
Staffordshire 0 62 £32,500 -9.72% 11
Coventry -7 60 £35,000 - 8
Shropshire +12 53 £32,500 +1.56% 25
Worcestershire -17 42 £37,500 +36.36% 16
Solihull +2 35 £35,000 +0.71% 6
Herefordshire 0 32 £40,000 +48.14% 7
Sutton Coldfield +6 7 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Walsall +5 3 £31,500 +14.54% 1
Wolverhampton -5 2 £34,000 -15.00% 5
Dudley +2 1 £32,500 +23.80% 3
Brierley Hill -1 1 £50,000 - 1
West Bromwich -4 1 £35,000 +91.78% 2
Smethwick - 1 £17,000 -
Stourbridge - 1 £45,000 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 565 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 528 (40.34%) Windows Server
3 505 (38.58%) Active Directory
4 402 (30.71%) VMware
5 336 (25.67%) Linux
6 306 (23.38%) SQL
7 295 (22.54%) SQL Server
8 280 (21.39%) MS Excel
9 245 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 236 (18.03%) ITIL
11 235 (17.95%) MS Exchange
12 228 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 220 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 217 (16.58%) Windows 7
15 213 (16.27%) Citrix
16 203 (15.51%) Cisco
17 200 (15.28%) Unix
18 188 (14.36%) MS Office
19 175 (13.37%) Firewall
20 170 (12.99%) Data Centre
21 168 (12.83%) C#
22 155 (11.84%) DNS
23 147 (11.23%) Hyper-V
24 146 (11.15%) Office 365
25 144 (11.00%) TCP/IP
26 135 (10.31%) DHCP
27 132 (10.08%) .NET
27 132 (10.08%) Finance
28 123 (9.40%) Windows 10
29 120 (9.17%) WAN

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
1 235 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 81 (6.19%) IIS
3 77 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 72 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (2.14%) Apache
7 20 (1.53%) WebLogic
8 18 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (1.38%) JBoss
8 18 (1.38%) Skype for Business
8 18 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.76%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.61%) nginx
13 6 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.38%) Site Server
15 4 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 280 (21.39%) MS Excel
2 188 (14.36%) MS Office
3 17 (1.30%) MS Project
4 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.38%) Simulink
7 4 (0.31%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.15%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.076%) Blender
10 1 (0.076%) CATIA
10 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.15%) assyst
3 8 (0.61%) Magento
3 8 (0.61%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.31%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.076%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.076%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.076%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.076%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 146 (11.15%) Office 365
2 112 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.53%) SaaS
5 14 (1.07%) IaaS
6 10 (0.76%) G Suite
7 8 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.38%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.38%) PaaS
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.15%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.076%) Apcera
11 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.076%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.076%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 175 (13.37%) Firewall
2 155 (11.84%) DNS
3 144 (11.00%) TCP/IP
4 135 (10.31%) DHCP
5 120 (9.17%) WAN
6 111 (8.48%) LAN
7 101 (7.72%) SAN
8 86 (6.57%) VPN
9 55 (4.20%) Network Security
10 48 (3.67%) VLAN
11 40 (3.06%) VoIP
12 37 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
13 36 (2.75%) Wireless
14 32 (2.44%) SNMP
15 30 (2.29%) HTTP
16 28 (2.14%) IPv4
17 27 (2.06%) BGP
17 27 (2.06%) NAS
18 26 (1.99%) Ethernet
18 26 (1.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (3.44%) MySQL
4 44 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 31 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.60%) DB2
9 21 (1.60%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (3.44%) Visual Studio
2 34 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (1.53%) Subversion
5 16 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 15 (1.15%) JIRA
7 11 (0.84%) Mercurial
7 11 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.76%) Burp Suite
8 10 (0.76%) Fiddler
8 10 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
9 9 (0.69%) Hudson
9 9 (0.69%) NUnit
9 9 (0.69%) Selenium
10 7 (0.53%) Moq
11 6 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (0.31%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.31%) MSTest
12 4 (0.31%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.23%) TestNG
General
1 132 (10.08%) Finance
2 66 (5.04%) Retail
3 51 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 35 (2.67%) Electronics
5 32 (2.44%) Advertising
6 29 (2.22%) Banking
7 28 (2.14%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.38%) Automotive
9 13 (0.99%) Legal
10 11 (0.84%) Marketing
11 10 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.69%) Games
12 9 (0.69%) Law
13 8 (0.61%) International Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.23%) French Language
14 3 (0.23%) German Language
14 3 (0.23%) Publishing
15 2 (0.15%) Back Office
15 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 234 (17.88%) Analyst
2 139 (10.62%) Support Engineer
3 138 (10.54%) Developer
4 131 (10.01%) IT Support
5 125 (9.55%) Support Analyst
6 115 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 72 (5.50%) IT Engineer
8 70 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 66 (5.04%) Consultant
10 57 (4.35%) IT Technician
11 56 (4.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 54 (4.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 51 (3.90%) .NET Developer
13 51 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
14 49 (3.74%) Administrator
15 43 (3.28%) Support Technician
16 42 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 42 (3.21%) Junior
17 41 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
18 39 (2.98%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (10.08%) .NET
2 79 (6.04%) Web Services
3 77 (5.88%) HTML
4 65 (4.97%) ASP.NET
5 59 (4.51%) CSS
6 49 (3.74%) jQuery
7 38 (2.90%) XML
8 35 (2.67%) HTML5
9 26 (1.99%) WCF
10 25 (1.91%) AngularJS
11 23 (1.76%) .NET Framework
12 22 (1.68%) SOAP
13 21 (1.60%) Ajax
14 20 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (1.53%) LAMP
14 20 (1.53%) WPF
15 19 (1.45%) Java EE
15 19 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
17 13 (0.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 170 (12.99%) Data Centre
2 87 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.06%) Enterprise Storage
5 36 (2.75%) Clustering
5 36 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 31 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.76%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.68%) mHealth
9 17 (1.30%) Fintech
9 17 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
10 16 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.15%) User Experience
12 14 (1.07%) Blackberry
12 14 (1.07%) iPhone
13 13 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 13 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.99%) Verilog
13 13 (0.99%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 528 (40.34%) Windows Server
2 336 (25.67%) Linux
3 245 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 228 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (16.58%) Windows 7
6 200 (15.28%) Unix
7 123 (9.40%) Windows 10
8 104 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 96 (7.33%) Windows 8
10 60 (4.58%) Apple iOS
11 59 (4.51%) Android
12 34 (2.60%) Windows Phone
13 33 (2.52%) Windows XP
14 29 (2.22%) Windows Vista
15 25 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (1.76%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.15%) AIX
17 15 (1.15%) Solaris
18 14 (1.07%) Mac OS
18 14 (1.07%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (18.03%) ITIL
2 113 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (5.50%) Service Management
4 62 (4.74%) MVC
4 62 (4.74%) Project Management
5 60 (4.58%) Problem Management
6 59 (4.51%) Service Delivery
7 58 (4.43%) Migration
8 55 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 54 (4.13%) SIEM
10 49 (3.74%) Incident Management
11 48 (3.67%) TDD
12 47 (3.59%) Software Engineering
13 44 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
13 44 (3.36%) Continuous Integration
14 43 (3.28%) Change Management
14 43 (3.28%) ERP
15 42 (3.21%) High Availability
16 41 (3.13%) DevOps
16 41 (3.13%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 306 (23.38%) SQL
2 168 (12.83%) C#
3 116 (8.86%) JavaScript
4 83 (6.34%) Java
5 80 (6.11%) PowerShell
6 63 (4.81%) C
7 44 (3.36%) Python
8 43 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 43 (3.28%) VB.NET
9 37 (2.83%) Perl
10 36 (2.75%) PHP
11 35 (2.67%) C++
12 32 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.83%) VB
14 19 (1.45%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.30%) Embedded C
16 9 (0.69%) VBScript
17 8 (0.61%) VBA
18 6 (0.46%) MATLAB
19 5 (0.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 102 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (7.18%) Degree
3 78 (5.96%) MCSE
4 74 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (4.13%) CCNA
6 50 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
6 50 (3.82%) Security Cleared
7 38 (2.90%) CCNP
8 31 (2.37%) SC Cleared
9 26 (1.99%) MCSA
9 26 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (1.91%) SANS
11 23 (1.76%) CISSP
12 21 (1.60%) MCP
13 20 (1.53%) AWS Certification
14 19 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (1.45%) GIAC
15 17 (1.30%) CISM
16 16 (1.22%) GCIA
16 16 (1.22%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (7.49%) SLA
2 30 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.22%) QA
4 15 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.92%) MISRA
6 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.31%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.31%) MISRA C
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) BS25999
9 2 (0.15%) DICOM
9 2 (0.15%) HL7
9 2 (0.15%) ISO22301
9 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.076%) BS7666
10 1 (0.076%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.076%) ISO27002
System Software
1 505 (38.58%) Active Directory
2 220 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (11.23%) Hyper-V
4 42 (3.21%) XenApp
5 35 (2.67%) vSphere
6 26 (1.99%) Terminal Services
7 25 (1.91%) Firmware
8 23 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (1.76%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.22%) VMware ESX
10 15 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 14 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
11 14 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.53%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.46%) XenServer
16 5 (0.38%) Docker
16 5 (0.38%) NFS
16 5 (0.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 97 (7.41%) SCCM
2 44 (3.36%) SCOM
3 29 (2.22%) Puppet
4 27 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (1.83%) Tivoli
6 23 (1.76%) Nagios
7 13 (0.99%) WSUS
8 9 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.61%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (0.53%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.53%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.53%) Terraform
11 6 (0.46%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.38%) EdgeSight
12 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.38%) QRadar
13 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 565 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 402 (30.71%) VMware
3 213 (16.27%) Citrix
4 203 (15.51%) Cisco
5 72 (5.50%) Oracle
6 64 (4.89%) NetApp
7 59 (4.51%) HP
8 50 (3.82%) SolarWinds
9 45 (3.44%) Dell
10 41 (3.13%) Red Hat
11 30 (2.29%) SAP
12 28 (2.14%) SonicWALL
13 27 (2.06%) CheckPoint
14 26 (1.99%) Xamarin
15 25 (1.91%) Veeam
16 21 (1.60%) IBM
17 19 (1.45%) EMC
18 18 (1.38%) Google
19 16 (1.22%) Apple
19 16 (1.22%) Sybase
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum + Pension, training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus car allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + pension, retail discounts
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £36 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + travel allowance, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + + car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday