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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 957 862 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.99% 16.32% 18.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.75% 65.70% 69.82%
Number of salaries quoted 829 760 742
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,020 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
1478 1312 1249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.24% 24.84% 26.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1163 1067
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 2 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 2 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 +1 387 £38,500 -9.41% 37
Coventry 0 136 £38,500 +10.00% 6
Warwickshire +1 117 £30,000 -25.00% 7
Staffordshire +1 110 £34,000 +30.76% 18
Worcestershire -4 50 £31,500 +16.66% 6
Solihull -6 36 £37,500 +13.63% 3
Shropshire +2 34 £29,750 +35.22% 6
Wolverhampton +4 25 £32,000 -1.75% 5
Herefordshire +8 19 £31,500 +75.00% 1
West Bromwich +5 8 £18,500 -50.66% 1
Dudley 0 4 £29,731 -2.52%
Walsall -9 3 £20,000 -42.85% 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £35,000 +4.47%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 771 (44.18%) Microsoft
2 567 (32.49%) Active Directory
3 538 (30.83%) SQL
4 523 (29.97%) VMware
5 514 (29.46%) SQL Server
6 469 (26.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 395 (22.64%) Citrix
8 356 (20.40%) MS Excel
9 349 (20.00%) .NET
10 326 (18.68%) MS Exchange
11 316 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 297 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 296 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
14 283 (16.22%) C#
15 271 (15.53%) Finance
16 267 (15.30%) ITIL
17 248 (14.21%) Windows 7
18 247 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
19 234 (13.41%) Linux
20 231 (13.24%) Cisco
21 229 (13.12%) HTML
22 227 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
23 214 (12.26%) MS Office
24 212 (12.15%) Firewall
25 210 (12.03%) TCP/IP
26 209 (11.98%) Degree
27 199 (11.40%) DNS
28 196 (11.23%) ASP.NET
29 195 (11.17%) SharePoint
30 194 (11.12%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 326 (18.68%) MS Exchange
2 195 (11.17%) SharePoint
3 160 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 147 (8.42%) IIS
5 112 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 96 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 88 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 71 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 66 (3.78%) Lync
10 55 (3.15%) SharePoint Server
11 31 (1.78%) Tomcat
12 30 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 28 (1.60%) Apache
14 23 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
16 21 (1.20%) IBM Notes
16 21 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (0.92%) WordPress
18 14 (0.80%) nginx
18 14 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 356 (20.40%) MS Excel
2 214 (12.26%) MS Office
3 19 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 11 (0.63%) MS Project
6 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.23%) S-PLUS
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 60 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.23%) assyst
4 4 (0.23%) Line 500
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.057%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.057%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.07%) Office 365
2 40 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.63%) SaaS
4 10 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.29%) IaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 212 (12.15%) Firewall
2 210 (12.03%) TCP/IP
3 199 (11.40%) DNS
4 194 (11.12%) SAN
5 187 (10.72%) LAN
6 180 (10.32%) WAN
7 138 (7.91%) DHCP
8 112 (6.42%) VPN
9 78 (4.47%) Internet
10 56 (3.21%) VoIP
11 45 (2.58%) NAS
12 42 (2.41%) VLAN
12 42 (2.41%) NetScaler
13 37 (2.12%) Wireless
14 34 (1.95%) HTTP
14 34 (1.95%) LDAP
15 32 (1.83%) Unified Communications
16 30 (1.72%) iSCSI
17 28 (1.60%) SSL
18 26 (1.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 514 (29.46%) SQL Server
2 121 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (4.53%) Relational Database
4 77 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 60 (3.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 49 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (2.81%) MySQL
7 48 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 46 (2.64%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.89%) DB2
10 20 (1.15%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.80%) EDRMS
11 14 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.80%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.80%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 14 (0.80%) Cognos Report Studio
11 14 (0.80%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 12 (0.69%) Big Data
12 12 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 73 (4.18%) Visual Studio
2 53 (3.04%) Git (software)
3 47 (2.69%) JIRA
4 36 (2.06%) Jenkins
5 33 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (1.66%) Ant
6 29 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
7 22 (1.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 17 (0.97%) Subversion
9 16 (0.92%) CruiseControl
9 16 (0.92%) MSI
10 15 (0.86%) NUnit
10 15 (0.86%) MSTest
11 12 (0.69%) Mercurial
12 11 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
12 11 (0.63%) Moq
12 11 (0.63%) InstallShield
12 11 (0.63%) AdminStudio
12 11 (0.63%) Toad
13 9 (0.52%) PVCS
General
1 271 (15.53%) Finance
2 69 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 62 (3.55%) Retail
4 32 (1.83%) Legal
5 27 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 27 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 25 (1.43%) Banking
7 23 (1.32%) Back Office
8 18 (1.03%) Law
9 17 (0.97%) Electronics
10 15 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (0.80%) Games
12 13 (0.74%) Automotive
12 13 (0.74%) Marketing
13 12 (0.69%) Front Office
14 9 (0.52%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.34%) Publishing
16 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.23%) Local Government
17 4 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 368 (21.09%) Developer
2 339 (19.43%) Analyst
3 182 (10.43%) Support Analyst
4 152 (8.71%) Support Engineer
5 128 (7.34%) Consultant
6 115 (6.59%) .NET Developer
7 108 (6.19%) Administrator
8 96 (5.50%) Software Developer
9 83 (4.76%) Architect
9 83 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 83 (4.76%) IT Support
10 77 (4.41%) Senior Developer
11 65 (3.72%) Applications Support
11 65 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
12 64 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 63 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
14 62 (3.55%) Service Analyst
15 60 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
16 50 (2.87%) Technical Support
17 45 (2.58%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (20.00%) .NET
2 229 (13.12%) HTML
3 196 (11.23%) ASP.NET
4 147 (8.42%) CSS
5 120 (6.88%) .NET Framework
6 116 (6.65%) Web Services
7 114 (6.53%) XML
8 109 (6.25%) jQuery
9 103 (5.90%) WinForms
10 88 (5.04%) WCF
11 86 (4.93%) WPF
11 86 (4.93%) HTML5
12 62 (3.55%) Ajax
13 47 (2.69%) AngularJS
14 46 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 40 (2.29%) Silverlight
16 34 (1.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 29 (1.66%) JSON
18 28 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
19 27 (1.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 101 (5.79%) Blackberry
2 79 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.47%) Mobile App
4 69 (3.95%) Clustering
5 54 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 42 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 42 (2.41%) Replication
7 28 (1.60%) Open Source
8 27 (1.55%) User Experience
9 25 (1.43%) Biometrics
10 24 (1.38%) Smartcard
11 23 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.32%) Mathematics
12 19 (1.09%) PDA
13 18 (1.03%) Wiki
14 17 (0.97%) Equities
14 17 (0.97%) Management Information System
15 15 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.86%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 469 (26.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 316 (18.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 248 (14.21%) Windows 7
4 247 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 234 (13.41%) Linux
6 177 (10.14%) Windows XP
7 151 (8.65%) Windows 8
8 146 (8.37%) UNIX
9 66 (3.78%) Android
10 62 (3.55%) Apple iOS
11 44 (2.52%) Windows Vista
12 27 (1.55%) Solaris
13 26 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
14 25 (1.43%) Windows 2000
15 23 (1.32%) AIX
16 21 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
17 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.92%) Debian
19 13 (0.74%) Ubuntu
20 12 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (15.30%) ITIL
2 227 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (6.88%) MVC
4 104 (5.96%) Project Management
5 94 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 90 (5.16%) CRM
7 89 (5.10%) Scrum
8 88 (5.04%) Migration
9 74 (4.24%) Web Development
10 72 (4.13%) OO
11 70 (4.01%) OOP
12 66 (3.78%) Unit Testing
13 58 (3.32%) SOA
14 57 (3.27%) Mentoring
15 55 (3.15%) Service Delivery
16 53 (3.04%) E-Commerce
17 52 (2.98%) Software Engineering
17 52 (2.98%) TDD
18 50 (2.87%) Business Intelligence
19 46 (2.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 538 (30.83%) SQL
2 283 (16.22%) C#
3 177 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 137 (7.85%) VB.NET
5 113 (6.48%) VB
6 101 (5.79%) T-SQL
7 94 (5.39%) Java
8 76 (4.36%) PowerShell
9 57 (3.27%) Python
10 55 (3.15%) PHP
11 48 (2.75%) C++
11 48 (2.75%) VBScript
12 47 (2.69%) Perl
13 35 (2.01%) C
14 30 (1.72%) ActionScript
14 30 (1.72%) ActionScript 3.0
15 28 (1.60%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.60%) Objective-C
15 28 (1.60%) VB6
16 24 (1.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 296 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 209 (11.98%) Degree
3 194 (11.12%) MCSE
4 115 (6.59%) Security Cleared
5 100 (5.73%) SC Cleared
6 93 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 89 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
8 78 (4.47%) MCITP
9 77 (4.41%) CCNA
10 76 (4.36%) MCP
11 69 (3.95%) Citrix Certification
12 66 (3.78%) MCSA
13 60 (3.44%) CCA
14 52 (2.98%) MCTS
15 45 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (1.49%) CCNP
17 25 (1.43%) CCEE
18 21 (1.20%) ISEB
19 16 (0.92%) MCSD
20 13 (0.74%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (7.22%) SLA
2 29 (1.66%) TickIT
3 27 (1.55%) QA
4 24 (1.38%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.057%) COBIT
7 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 567 (32.49%) Active Directory
2 297 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 171 (9.80%) XenApp
5 136 (7.79%) vSphere
6 103 (5.90%) XenDesktop
7 69 (3.95%) VMware ESX
8 36 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (1.95%) XenServer
10 33 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 29 (1.66%) Terminal Services
12 20 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 18 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (0.74%) Firmware
15 12 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
16 11 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 9 (0.52%) Terminal Server
18 8 (0.46%) VMware Server
19 6 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 114 (6.53%) SCCM
2 55 (3.15%) SCOM
3 44 (2.52%) WSUS
4 42 (2.41%) Backup Exec
5 23 (1.32%) Puppet
6 18 (1.03%) AppDNA
6 18 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.03%) SCDPM
7 17 (0.97%) Vagrant
8 16 (0.92%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.86%) SCVMM
10 14 (0.80%) Nagios
11 12 (0.69%) XenMobile
12 10 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (0.57%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
14 8 (0.46%) OpenView
15 7 (0.40%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 771 (44.18%) Microsoft
2 523 (29.97%) VMware
3 395 (22.64%) Citrix
4 231 (13.24%) Cisco
5 159 (9.11%) HP
6 138 (7.91%) Oracle
7 107 (6.13%) NetApp
8 67 (3.84%) EMC
9 57 (3.27%) IBM
10 48 (2.75%) Dell
11 42 (2.41%) Symantec
12 38 (2.18%) Apple
13 31 (1.78%) CheckPoint
13 31 (1.78%) SonicWALL
14 25 (1.43%) Sencha
15 23 (1.32%) AppSense
15 23 (1.32%) LANDesk
16 22 (1.26%) Appcelerator
17 21 (1.20%) Red Hat
17 21 (1.20%) Lotus
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Hoople Ltd
Salary: From £27,540 to £34,680 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 27k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
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Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: Yesterday
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Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Co-operative Web
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary dependant on experience and s
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £37,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Overtime + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday