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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 776 752 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.31% 13.53% 15.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.65% 68.86% 66.04%
Number of salaries quoted 648 651 732
Median salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1182 1092 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.27% 19.65% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 980 960 1114
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -6 281 £32,500 -13.33% 37
Coventry +5 119 £26,000 -35.00% 15
Staffordshire +2 114 £31,500 -5.97% 20
Warwickshire +9 77 £35,000 -6.66% 17
Worcestershire +14 49 £31,500 -6.66% 3
Shropshire -12 25 £35,000 +32.07% 4
Walsall +14 21 £30,000 +14.28% 3
Sutton Coldfield 0 16 £25,000 -2.91% 2
Dudley +4 15 £23,500 -18.96%
Solihull -1 14 £37,500 +18.11% 3
Herefordshire -7 12 £23,000 -42.50% 9
West Bromwich +4 8 £36,250 +18.85%
Wolverhampton -15 7 £31,500 +13.51%
Halesowen +3 3 £36,000 +10.76%
Brierley Hill +2 2 £31,500 +14.54%
Stourbridge - 2 £28,000 -
Smethwick - 1 £26,000 -
Willenhall - 1 £34,500 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 623 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 605 (39.99%) Windows Server
3 589 (38.93%) Active Directory
4 382 (25.25%) SQL
5 362 (23.93%) VMware
6 317 (20.95%) SQL Server
7 291 (19.23%) MS Excel
8 289 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 286 (18.90%) Linux
10 266 (17.58%) ITIL
11 258 (17.05%) MS Exchange
12 251 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 245 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 238 (15.73%) Windows 7
15 234 (15.47%) Firewall
16 226 (14.94%) Cisco
17 216 (14.28%) Citrix
18 215 (14.21%) MS Office
19 214 (14.14%) .NET
20 195 (12.89%) Hyper-V
21 193 (12.76%) Unix
22 187 (12.36%) C#
23 185 (12.23%) WAN
24 178 (11.76%) LAN
25 175 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
26 170 (11.24%) Degree
27 155 (10.24%) SAN
28 153 (10.11%) Finance
29 151 (9.98%) DNS
30 145 (9.58%) TCP/IP

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
1 258 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 101 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 84 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 83 (5.49%) IIS
5 77 (5.09%) SharePoint
6 49 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 41 (2.71%) Skype for Business
8 35 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.92%) IBM Notes
10 25 (1.65%) Apache
11 24 (1.59%) IBM Domino
11 24 (1.59%) WebSphere
12 20 (1.32%) JBoss
13 18 (1.19%) Tomcat
14 17 (1.12%) NetWeaver
15 13 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.73%) CMS
17 8 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
18 7 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 291 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 215 (14.21%) MS Office
3 27 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.79%) MS Project
6 8 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Blender
8 1 (0.066%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (1.39%) assyst
2 18 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.53%) Magento
4 5 (0.33%) Exstream
5 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.20%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.066%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.066%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.066%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 119 (7.87%) Office 365
2 100 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.52%) IaaS
5 20 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.32%) PaaS
6 12 (0.79%) SaaS
7 7 (0.46%) Sage Pay
8 5 (0.33%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.33%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.13%) Apcera
10 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.13%) GitHub
10 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.066%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.066%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.066%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 234 (15.47%) Firewall
2 185 (12.23%) WAN
3 178 (11.76%) LAN
4 155 (10.24%) SAN
5 151 (9.98%) DNS
6 145 (9.58%) TCP/IP
7 129 (8.53%) DHCP
8 121 (8.00%) VPN
9 53 (3.50%) VLAN
10 51 (3.37%) VoIP
11 50 (3.30%) Wireless
12 48 (3.17%) Network Security
13 44 (2.91%) Internet
14 43 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (2.31%) SSL
16 29 (1.92%) OSPF
17 26 (1.72%) HTTP
18 25 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
19 21 (1.39%) NAS
20 20 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 30 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 30 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (1.85%) DB2
9 26 (1.72%) MySQL
9 26 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
11 18 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
12 17 (1.12%) MS Access
13 15 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.79%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
15 11 (0.73%) QlikView
16 8 (0.53%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 58 (3.83%) Visual Studio
2 36 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 30 (1.98%) JIRA
4 29 (1.92%) Subversion
5 24 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.39%) NUnit
7 20 (1.32%) Mercurial
8 17 (1.12%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.93%) Hudson
10 12 (0.79%) NSubstitute
10 12 (0.79%) ReSharper
11 10 (0.66%) Selenium
12 7 (0.46%) GDB
12 7 (0.46%) QADirector
12 7 (0.46%) TestPartner
12 7 (0.46%) Xcode
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.40%) Visual Studio Code
14 5 (0.33%) Moq
14 5 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 153 (10.11%) Finance
2 89 (5.88%) Retail
3 44 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 40 (2.64%) German Language
5 39 (2.58%) Legal
6 37 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.92%) French Language
8 26 (1.72%) Law
9 24 (1.59%) Automotive
10 23 (1.52%) Banking
11 16 (1.06%) Games
12 12 (0.79%) Advertising
13 11 (0.73%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.66%) Electronics
15 9 (0.59%) Local Government
16 6 (0.40%) Marketing
17 4 (0.26%) Swedish Language
18 3 (0.20%) Publishing
19 2 (0.13%) Back Office
19 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 327 (21.61%) Analyst
2 197 (13.02%) Developer
3 167 (11.04%) IT Support
4 143 (9.45%) Support Engineer
5 141 (9.32%) Support Analyst
6 124 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 101 (6.68%) .NET Developer
8 91 (6.01%) IT Engineer
9 83 (5.49%) IT Analyst
10 80 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 77 (5.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 75 (4.96%) Consultant
12 75 (4.96%) Service Analyst
13 71 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
14 70 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
15 55 (3.64%) Administrator
15 55 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
16 54 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 53 (3.50%) C# Developer
18 52 (3.44%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (14.14%) .NET
2 115 (7.60%) ASP.NET
3 106 (7.01%) HTML
4 75 (4.96%) Web Services
5 66 (4.36%) XML
6 57 (3.77%) CSS
6 57 (3.77%) jQuery
7 48 (3.17%) WinForms
8 44 (2.91%) WPF
9 43 (2.84%) .NET Framework
10 36 (2.38%) WCF
11 33 (2.18%) HTML5
12 30 (1.98%) Ajax
13 28 (1.85%) REST
14 25 (1.65%) Entity Framework
14 25 (1.65%) SOAP
15 23 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 19 (1.26%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 81 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 44 (2.91%) Clustering
5 38 (2.51%) Driving Licence
6 36 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 36 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.72%) AS400
9 25 (1.65%) Mathematics
10 22 (1.45%) iSeries
11 21 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
12 20 (1.32%) Visualisation
13 17 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
14 16 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.06%) N-Tier
14 16 (1.06%) Smartphone
15 15 (0.99%) Replication
16 14 (0.93%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 605 (39.99%) Windows Server
2 289 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 286 (18.90%) Linux
4 251 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 238 (15.73%) Windows 7
6 193 (12.76%) Unix
7 175 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 120 (7.93%) Windows 8
9 90 (5.95%) Windows XP
10 80 (5.29%) Windows 10
11 72 (4.76%) Apple iOS
12 71 (4.69%) Android
13 44 (2.91%) Mac OS X
14 39 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (2.12%) Windows 2000 Server
16 30 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
17 29 (1.92%) Windows Vista
18 24 (1.59%) Solaris
19 13 (0.86%) CentOS
20 10 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (17.58%) ITIL
2 104 (6.87%) Service Management
3 100 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (5.68%) MVC
5 79 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 73 (4.82%) Migration
7 58 (3.83%) Change Management
8 57 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 53 (3.50%) Service Delivery
10 50 (3.30%) Project Management
11 47 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
12 45 (2.97%) OO
13 43 (2.84%) CRM
13 43 (2.84%) ERP
13 43 (2.84%) High Availability
14 42 (2.78%) Incident Management
15 38 (2.51%) Software Engineering
16 37 (2.45%) Time Management
17 36 (2.38%) Coaching
17 36 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 382 (25.25%) SQL
2 187 (12.36%) C#
3 109 (7.20%) JavaScript
4 92 (6.08%) PowerShell
5 81 (5.35%) VB.NET
6 80 (5.29%) Java
7 68 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 52 (3.44%) C++
9 48 (3.17%) VB
10 29 (1.92%) Perl
10 29 (1.92%) Python
10 29 (1.92%) VBA
11 27 (1.78%) C
12 24 (1.59%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.52%) PHP
14 22 (1.45%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.93%) F#
16 12 (0.79%) XAML
17 10 (0.66%) Tcl
17 10 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (11.24%) Degree
2 140 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 100 (6.61%) MCSE
4 67 (4.43%) MCSA
5 63 (4.16%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (4.16%) Security Cleared
6 56 (3.70%) CCNA
7 49 (3.24%) SC Cleared
8 33 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (2.12%) MCITP
10 27 (1.78%) MCP
10 27 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 26 (1.72%) CCNP
12 22 (1.45%) ISEB
13 18 (1.19%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (0.86%) CISSP
16 10 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
17 9 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 8 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (8.39%) SLA
2 21 (1.39%) QA
3 16 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.20%) TickIT
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.13%) MISRA
8 2 (0.13%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
9 1 (0.066%) DICOM
9 1 (0.066%) HL7
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 589 (38.93%) Active Directory
2 245 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (12.89%) Hyper-V
4 55 (3.64%) vSphere
4 55 (3.64%) XenApp
5 34 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
6 30 (1.98%) VMware ESX
7 24 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (0.79%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.46%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.46%) Cygwin
12 7 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.40%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.33%) Docker
14 5 (0.33%) NFS
14 5 (0.33%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 93 (6.15%) SCCM
2 49 (3.24%) SCOM
3 46 (3.04%) WSUS
4 31 (2.05%) Tivoli
5 30 (1.98%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.65%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (1.06%) Puppet
10 12 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
10 12 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
10 12 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.53%) Simpana
12 7 (0.46%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.40%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
14 5 (0.33%) Nagios
14 5 (0.33%) Nessus
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 623 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 362 (23.93%) VMware
3 226 (14.94%) Cisco
4 216 (14.28%) Citrix
5 125 (8.26%) HP
6 116 (7.67%) Oracle
7 73 (4.82%) NetApp
8 69 (4.56%) IBM
9 52 (3.44%) Veeam
10 50 (3.30%) Dell
11 41 (2.71%) Juniper
12 40 (2.64%) Red Hat
13 39 (2.58%) SAP
14 37 (2.45%) SonicWALL
15 34 (2.25%) Acronis
15 34 (2.25%) Symantec
16 25 (1.65%) CheckPoint
16 25 (1.65%) EMC
17 21 (1.39%) Sophos
18 16 (1.06%) Apple
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Recann
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits, Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus - Flex Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £28,600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + extensive Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Synectics Solutions Limited
Salary: Competitive Package + Shift Allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago