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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 745 781 819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.13% 14.66% 15.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.66% 65.63% 72.16%
Number of salaries quoted 632 683 720
Median salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
1189 1190 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.35% 22.34% 21.26%
Number of salaries quoted 985 1062 1004
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +4 262 £34,000 -2.85% 30
Staffordshire 0 106 £36,000 +16.12% 12
Coventry -8 95 £37,750 -1.94% 9
Warwickshire 0 87 £32,000 -3.03% 18
Shropshire -9 60 £37,500 +36.36% 5
Worcestershire -3 48 £21,500 -38.57% 4
Solihull -5 20 £32,500 +30.00% 4
Walsall 0 16 £35,250 +17.50% 1
Wolverhampton -13 13 £34,250 -3.52% 2
Dudley +3 11 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Sutton Coldfield +9 9 £22,500 -18.18%
Herefordshire -7 6 £37,500 -11.76%
Halesowen 0 5 £18,750 -36.44% 1
West Bromwich - 3 £40,000 - 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £28,750 -
Kingswinford 0 1 £52,500 +84.21%
Willenhall - 1 £32,500 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 580 (39.16%) Windows Server
2 571 (38.56%) Microsoft
3 546 (36.87%) Active Directory
4 420 (28.36%) VMware
5 381 (25.73%) SQL
6 322 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 296 (19.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 293 (19.78%) MS Excel
9 280 (18.91%) Linux
10 262 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 238 (16.07%) MS Exchange
12 237 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 235 (15.87%) Cisco
14 224 (15.12%) Firewall
15 220 (14.85%) ITIL
16 217 (14.65%) Citrix
17 212 (14.31%) .NET
18 195 (13.17%) C#
18 195 (13.17%) MS Office
19 193 (13.03%) Windows 7
20 168 (11.34%) Hyper-V
21 161 (10.87%) Unix
21 161 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
22 159 (10.74%) Degree
23 154 (10.40%) LAN
24 147 (9.93%) WAN
24 147 (9.93%) TCP/IP
24 147 (9.93%) Finance
25 139 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
26 135 (9.12%) SAN

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
1 238 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 89 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 83 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (5.27%) SharePoint
5 62 (4.19%) IIS
6 53 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 40 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (1.28%) Tomcat
10 18 (1.22%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.08%) IBM Notes
12 14 (0.95%) Confluence
13 13 (0.88%) IBM Domino
13 13 (0.88%) JBoss
13 13 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.68%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 293 (19.78%) MS Excel
2 195 (13.17%) MS Office
3 15 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.74%) MS Project
5 10 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (1.15%) assyst
2 10 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.34%) Exstream
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.068%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.068%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.068%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 106 (7.16%) Office 365
2 77 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.62%) IaaS
5 23 (1.55%) SaaS
6 18 (1.22%) PaaS
7 11 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.47%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.34%) Sage Pay
11 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.14%) GitHub
13 1 (0.068%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 224 (15.12%) Firewall
2 154 (10.40%) LAN
3 147 (9.93%) TCP/IP
3 147 (9.93%) WAN
4 135 (9.12%) SAN
5 119 (8.04%) DNS
6 99 (6.68%) DHCP
7 80 (5.40%) VoIP
7 80 (5.40%) VPN
8 52 (3.51%) VLAN
9 49 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
10 46 (3.11%) Internet
11 44 (2.97%) Wireless
12 38 (2.57%) Network Security
13 31 (2.09%) OSPF
14 23 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (1.49%) BGP
16 21 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (1.42%) NAS
16 21 (1.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 51 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (3.31%) QlikView
7 48 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (2.70%) Data Mart
10 38 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 21 (1.42%) MySQL
13 21 (1.42%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.28%) Hadoop
15 18 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.95%) MS Access
17 13 (0.88%) Oracle Database
18 12 (0.81%) DB2
18 12 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 52 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 47 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (3.04%) Git (software)
4 33 (2.23%) Subversion
5 29 (1.96%) Mercurial
6 28 (1.89%) NUnit
7 22 (1.49%) JIRA
8 19 (1.28%) GDB
9 17 (1.15%) NSubstitute
9 17 (1.15%) ReSharper
10 12 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (0.81%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.61%) Moq
11 9 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
12 8 (0.54%) MSTest
13 7 (0.47%) Selenium
14 6 (0.41%) Hudson
15 5 (0.34%) Jenkins
16 4 (0.27%) QADirector
16 4 (0.27%) TestPartner
General
1 147 (9.93%) Finance
2 71 (4.79%) Retail
3 65 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 38 (2.57%) Legal
6 35 (2.36%) Law
7 32 (2.16%) Marketing
8 25 (1.69%) Billing
9 23 (1.55%) Banking
10 19 (1.28%) German Language
11 16 (1.08%) Games
12 15 (1.01%) Automotive
13 14 (0.95%) French Language
14 12 (0.81%) Back Office
15 10 (0.68%) Electronics
16 9 (0.61%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.41%) Advertising
18 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
19 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
20 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 341 (23.02%) Analyst
2 264 (17.83%) Developer
3 143 (9.66%) Support Analyst
4 129 (8.71%) Support Engineer
5 120 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 111 (7.49%) IT Support
7 105 (7.09%) .NET Developer
8 81 (5.47%) IT Analyst
9 79 (5.33%) Service Analyst
10 68 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 66 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
12 65 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 62 (4.19%) Consultant
14 59 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
15 57 (3.85%) Administrator
16 55 (3.71%) IT Engineer
16 55 (3.71%) Network Engineer
17 54 (3.65%) Architect
18 52 (3.51%) C# Developer
18 52 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (14.31%) .NET
2 133 (8.98%) ASP.NET
3 118 (7.97%) HTML
4 76 (5.13%) WPF
5 74 (5.00%) WinForms
6 73 (4.93%) XML
7 72 (4.86%) Web Services
8 62 (4.19%) HTML5
9 61 (4.12%) WCF
10 59 (3.98%) .NET Framework
11 52 (3.51%) CSS
12 40 (2.70%) Entity Framework
13 39 (2.63%) REST
14 37 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
15 35 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (2.36%) Qt
16 34 (2.30%) Ajax
17 31 (2.09%) jQuery
18 30 (2.03%) X-Windows
19 28 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.83%) Data Centre
2 87 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.97%) Driving Licence
6 42 (2.84%) Clustering
7 38 (2.57%) Mathematics
8 29 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
9 26 (1.76%) CUDA
10 25 (1.69%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.55%) Blackberry
12 19 (1.28%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.01%) Thin Client
13 15 (1.01%) Visualisation
14 14 (0.95%) iSeries
14 14 (0.95%) Replication
14 14 (0.95%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.88%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 580 (39.16%) Windows Server
2 296 (19.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 280 (18.91%) Linux
4 262 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 193 (13.03%) Windows 7
6 161 (10.87%) Unix
6 161 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 125 (8.44%) Windows 8
8 101 (6.82%) Windows XP
9 67 (4.52%) Windows 10
10 66 (4.46%) Mac OS X
11 48 (3.24%) Android
12 43 (2.90%) Apple iOS
13 32 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 25 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (1.42%) Windows Vista
16 19 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
17 12 (0.81%) Solaris
18 9 (0.61%) CentOS
19 8 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (14.85%) ITIL
2 122 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (5.60%) MVC
4 81 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 69 (4.66%) Migration
6 66 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
7 59 (3.98%) Service Management
8 54 (3.65%) Software Engineering
9 53 (3.58%) Data Analysis
9 53 (3.58%) Project Management
10 52 (3.51%) Mentoring
10 52 (3.51%) OO
11 50 (3.38%) Information Security
12 48 (3.24%) OOP
13 47 (3.17%) Open Source
14 45 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (2.90%) Change Management
16 42 (2.84%) Coaching
16 42 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
16 42 (2.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 381 (25.73%) SQL
2 195 (13.17%) C#
3 112 (7.56%) T-SQL
4 111 (7.49%) JavaScript
5 95 (6.41%) Java
6 86 (5.81%) C++
7 71 (4.79%) C
8 61 (4.12%) PowerShell
9 60 (4.05%) VB.NET
10 53 (3.58%) PL/SQL
11 46 (3.11%) VB
12 33 (2.23%) Perl
13 26 (1.76%) VBA
14 23 (1.55%) PHP
15 22 (1.49%) Ruby
15 22 (1.49%) XAML
16 21 (1.42%) Python
17 19 (1.28%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.88%) Scala
19 11 (0.74%) F#
Qualifications
1 159 (10.74%) Degree
2 139 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (6.82%) MCSE
4 76 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (4.32%) MCSA
6 61 (4.12%) CCNA
7 56 (3.78%) MCITP
7 56 (3.78%) Security Cleared
8 40 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 36 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (2.23%) CCNP
11 24 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (1.62%) MCP
12 18 (1.22%) ISEB
13 17 (1.15%) ISTQB
14 15 (1.01%) CISSP
14 15 (1.01%) HND
15 14 (0.95%) CCDA
15 14 (0.95%) CCDP
16 13 (0.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.43%) SLA
2 48 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.82%) QA
4 23 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.27%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.27%) TickIT
7 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.068%) COBIT
8 1 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.068%) WCAG
System Software
1 546 (36.87%) Active Directory
2 237 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (11.34%) Hyper-V
4 76 (5.13%) vSphere
5 63 (4.25%) XenApp
6 26 (1.76%) Cygwin
7 25 (1.69%) VMware ESX
8 24 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (1.28%) XenDesktop
10 18 (1.22%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.74%) Xen
12 10 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.68%) Firmware
13 8 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.54%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.34%) Shibboleth
15 5 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 65 (4.39%) SCCM
2 57 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 41 (2.77%) WSUS
4 40 (2.70%) SCOM
5 31 (2.09%) NetBackup
6 15 (1.01%) Tivoli
7 14 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.41%) Puppet
10 5 (0.34%) MAILsweeper
10 5 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Intune
11 4 (0.27%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.27%) Nagios
11 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.27%) Simpana
12 3 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
13 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 571 (38.56%) Microsoft
2 420 (28.36%) VMware
3 235 (15.87%) Cisco
4 217 (14.65%) Citrix
5 129 (8.71%) Oracle
6 95 (6.41%) HP
7 69 (4.66%) NetApp
8 66 (4.46%) Veeam
9 61 (4.12%) IBM
10 50 (3.38%) Juniper
11 44 (2.97%) Tableau
12 39 (2.63%) Symantec
13 34 (2.30%) SAP
14 30 (2.03%) Red Hat
15 29 (1.96%) SonicWALL
16 28 (1.89%) Avaya
16 28 (1.89%) Dell
17 22 (1.49%) DevExpress
18 19 (1.28%) Acronis
19 17 (1.15%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus - Flex Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £26K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + (Up to £27k OTE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £26K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + car
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
United Christian Broadcasters
Salary: From £26,932 to £30,692 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago