The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 752 825 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.21% 16.47% 15.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.49% 69.44% 69.09%
Number of salaries quoted 653 706 649
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1098 1188 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.20% 23.72% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 963 1011 936
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 285 £37,500 +4.89% 23
Staffordshire 0 92 £32,000 -1.53% 12
Coventry -2 76 £37,750 +0.66% 13
Warwickshire -2 74 £35,000 - 9
Solihull +9 57 £35,000 -1.40%
Worcestershire +2 44 £28,500 -12.30% 12
Shropshire 0 40 £36,250 +20.83% 7
Herefordshire +4 24 £42,500 +47.82% 2
West Bromwich +2 15 £19,000 -52.50% 1
Wolverhampton -14 15 £35,250 -6.00% 5
Walsall +5 13 £31,500 +16.66% 3
Sutton Coldfield +6 6 £29,500 -11.94% 3
Dudley -4 6 £19,499 -25.36% 1
Tipton - 5 £19,499 -
Halesowen 0 3 £25,500 -27.14%
Smethwick +2 1 £27,500 -19.11%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 524 (35.69%) Microsoft
2 490 (33.38%) SQL
3 465 (31.68%) Active Directory
4 408 (27.79%) SQL Server
5 329 (22.41%) VMware
6 313 (21.32%) .NET
7 300 (20.44%) C#
8 298 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 277 (18.87%) MS Excel
10 241 (16.42%) Linux
11 234 (15.94%) Finance
12 231 (15.74%) ITIL
13 230 (15.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 220 (14.99%) MS Exchange
15 216 (14.71%) MS Office
15 216 (14.71%) Citrix
16 203 (13.83%) Degree
17 200 (13.62%) Cisco
18 199 (13.56%) Windows 7
19 185 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 180 (12.26%) WAN
21 179 (12.19%) Windows XP
22 178 (12.13%) LAN
23 176 (11.99%) Firewall
24 173 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
25 167 (11.38%) HTML
26 164 (11.17%) ASP.NET
27 163 (11.10%) UNIX
28 155 (10.56%) TCP/IP
29 146 (9.95%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 220 (14.99%) MS Exchange
2 138 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 130 (8.86%) IIS
4 85 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 58 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 54 (3.68%) Apache
7 54 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 53 (3.61%) Lync
9 40 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 38 (2.59%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 18 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (1.23%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.95%) CMS
14 13 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.89%) Moodle
15 12 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.61%) WorkSite
16 9 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 277 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 216 (14.71%) MS Office
3 17 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.75%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.61%) PrintSoft PReS
6 5 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.27%) MS Project
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.068%) GIMP
9 1 (0.068%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.068%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.68%) assyst
3 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.27%) Visualfiles
3 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.068%) Epicor Vantage
5 1 (0.068%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.52%) Office 365
2 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.34%) SaaS
4 4 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.068%) Trello
6 1 (0.068%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 180 (12.26%) WAN
2 178 (12.13%) LAN
3 176 (11.99%) Firewall
4 155 (10.56%) TCP/IP
5 146 (9.95%) SAN
6 136 (9.26%) DNS
7 97 (6.61%) VPN
8 78 (5.31%) DHCP
9 68 (4.63%) Internet
10 50 (3.41%) VLAN
11 44 (3.00%) Wireless
12 43 (2.93%) VoIP
13 34 (2.32%) HTTP
14 33 (2.25%) SSL
15 30 (2.04%) NAS
16 26 (1.77%) LDAP
17 21 (1.43%) Unified Communications
18 20 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
18 20 (1.36%) FTP
18 20 (1.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (27.79%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 53 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 44 (3.00%) MySQL
5 44 (3.00%) Oracle Database
6 42 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (2.72%) RDBMS
8 28 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 14 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
12 9 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.54%) MS Access
13 8 (0.54%) SQL CLR
14 7 (0.48%) OLTP
15 6 (0.41%) DTS
Development Applications
1 69 (4.70%) Visual Studio
2 35 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.84%) Subversion
4 25 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
5 17 (1.16%) MSI
6 15 (1.02%) InstallShield
7 13 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (0.75%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.61%) Selenium
10 8 (0.54%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.48%) JIRA
11 7 (0.48%) Hudson
12 6 (0.41%) PVCS
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.34%) GDB
13 5 (0.34%) Xcode
14 4 (0.27%) MSTest
14 4 (0.27%) NUnit
15 3 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
15 3 (0.20%) Ant
General
1 234 (15.94%) Finance
2 74 (5.04%) Retail
3 62 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.59%) Legal
5 37 (2.52%) Banking
6 34 (2.32%) Games
7 30 (2.04%) Publishing
8 27 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.02%) Law
10 14 (0.95%) Front Office
11 13 (0.89%) Advertising
12 12 (0.82%) French Language
13 11 (0.75%) German Language
13 11 (0.75%) Marketing
14 10 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.61%) Electronics
15 9 (0.61%) Back Office
16 8 (0.54%) Automotive
17 7 (0.48%) Investment Banking
18 6 (0.41%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 307 (20.91%) Developer
2 294 (20.03%) Analyst
3 150 (10.22%) Support Analyst
4 127 (8.65%) Support Engineer
5 113 (7.70%) .NET Developer
6 109 (7.43%) Consultant
7 94 (6.40%) Software Developer
8 72 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 69 (4.70%) Architect
9 69 (4.70%) IT Support
10 65 (4.43%) C# Developer
11 62 (4.22%) Administrator
12 55 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 54 (3.68%) Technical Support
14 50 (3.41%) Applications Support
15 49 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
16 41 (2.79%) Software Engineer
17 39 (2.66%) Technical Consultant
17 39 (2.66%) Senior Developer
18 37 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (21.32%) .NET
2 167 (11.38%) HTML
3 164 (11.17%) ASP.NET
4 116 (7.90%) CSS
5 100 (6.81%) .NET Framework
6 99 (6.74%) Web Services
7 86 (5.86%) XML
8 83 (5.65%) WinForms
9 81 (5.52%) WPF
10 54 (3.68%) jQuery
10 54 (3.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 52 (3.54%) WCF
12 51 (3.47%) HTML5
13 48 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 36 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (1.23%) XSL
16 17 (1.16%) LAMP
17 16 (1.09%) Spring.NET
17 16 (1.09%) NHibernate
17 16 (1.09%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.54%) Blackberry
2 68 (4.63%) Computer Science
3 56 (3.81%) Clustering
4 50 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.79%) Replication
5 41 (2.79%) Smartcard
6 33 (2.25%) Mathematics
7 32 (2.18%) Biometrics
8 31 (2.11%) Open Source
9 30 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 28 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 15 (1.02%) PDA
11 15 (1.02%) PKI
11 15 (1.02%) iPhone
12 14 (0.95%) N-Tier
13 13 (0.89%) Human Factors
13 13 (0.89%) IVR
14 11 (0.75%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.75%) CLARiiON
14 11 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 298 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 241 (16.42%) Linux
3 230 (15.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 199 (13.56%) Windows 7
5 179 (12.19%) Windows XP
6 163 (11.10%) UNIX
7 99 (6.74%) Android
8 87 (5.93%) Apple iOS
9 86 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 78 (5.31%) Solaris
11 73 (4.97%) Windows 8
12 51 (3.47%) AIX
13 42 (2.86%) Windows Vista
14 37 (2.52%) Windows Mobile
15 36 (2.45%) Windows 2000
16 24 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (1.63%) Windows Phone
17 22 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 20 (1.36%) SUSE
19 18 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (15.74%) ITIL
2 85 (5.79%) Service Delivery
3 80 (5.45%) Project Management
4 75 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (4.90%) Software Engineering
6 70 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 67 (4.56%) CRM
8 59 (4.02%) MVC
8 59 (4.02%) Migration
9 53 (3.61%) TDD
10 52 (3.54%) Change Control
11 43 (2.93%) Identity Management
11 43 (2.93%) Time Management
12 41 (2.79%) Cyber Security
13 39 (2.66%) Load Balancing
14 38 (2.59%) Service Management
14 38 (2.59%) OO
15 35 (2.38%) Automated Testing
16 32 (2.18%) Asset Management
16 32 (2.18%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 490 (33.38%) SQL
2 300 (20.44%) C#
3 129 (8.79%) VB.NET
4 120 (8.17%) JavaScript
5 93 (6.34%) Java
6 90 (6.13%) C++
7 81 (5.52%) T-SQL
8 76 (5.18%) VB
9 69 (4.70%) Perl
10 59 (4.02%) C
11 58 (3.95%) PowerShell
12 55 (3.75%) PHP
13 45 (3.07%) Shell Script
14 36 (2.45%) VBScript
15 35 (2.38%) Python
16 33 (2.25%) Bash Shell
17 22 (1.50%) Objective-C
18 21 (1.43%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.95%) Korn
20 13 (0.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 203 (13.83%) Degree
2 173 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 118 (8.04%) MCSE
4 72 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 69 (4.70%) MCITP
6 56 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (3.47%) CCNA
7 51 (3.47%) MCP
8 43 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (2.72%) SC Cleared
10 30 (2.04%) MCTS
11 25 (1.70%) MCSA
12 20 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
13 15 (1.02%) CCEE
13 15 (1.02%) CCA
14 14 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.95%) ISEB
14 14 (0.95%) CCIA
15 10 (0.68%) VCAP
16 9 (0.61%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.06%) SLA
2 34 (2.32%) TickIT
3 31 (2.11%) QA
4 29 (1.98%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.41%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.20%) Basel II
System Software
1 465 (31.68%) Active Directory
2 185 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (5.86%) Hyper-V
4 61 (4.16%) vSphere
5 53 (3.61%) XenApp
6 42 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 38 (2.59%) VMware ESX
7 38 (2.59%) Forefront TMG
8 37 (2.52%) XenDesktop
9 35 (2.38%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.16%) Terminal Server
11 15 (1.02%) XenServer
12 14 (0.95%) ISA Server
12 14 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.82%) VMware Server
13 12 (0.82%) UAG
14 10 (0.68%) PowerHA
15 8 (0.54%) Postfix
15 8 (0.54%) Cygwin
16 7 (0.48%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 107 (7.29%) SCCM
2 62 (4.22%) WSUS
3 46 (3.13%) SCOM
4 30 (2.04%) Backup Exec
5 17 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 15 (1.02%) Nagios
7 12 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.68%) CA SiteMinder
8 10 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.41%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.41%) Cacti
11 6 (0.41%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.41%) MobiControl
11 6 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.41%) SCSM
12 5 (0.34%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 524 (35.69%) Microsoft
2 329 (22.41%) VMware
3 216 (14.71%) Citrix
4 200 (13.62%) Cisco
5 118 (8.04%) Oracle
6 93 (6.34%) HP
7 71 (4.84%) NetApp
8 50 (3.41%) Dell
9 42 (2.86%) EMC
10 39 (2.66%) Apple
11 38 (2.59%) Sun
12 37 (2.52%) Symantec
13 36 (2.45%) IBM
14 35 (2.38%) Red Hat
15 30 (2.04%) Sybase
16 27 (1.84%) Sage
17 23 (1.57%) CheckPoint
18 22 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
19 21 (1.43%) Juniper
19 21 (1.43%) Fujitsu
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Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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