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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 800 771 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.82% 14.38% 17.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 70.99% 69.37%
Number of salaries quoted 696 660 785
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,000 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
1200 1086 1342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.74% 20.25% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1063 940 1126
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 -2 257 £35,000 - 54
Coventry -3 144 £39,250 +12.14% 29
Warwickshire -3 93 £33,665 -3.81% 13
Staffordshire +1 76 £31,500 +5.00% 26
Shropshire 0 55 £26,500 -24.28% 4
Worcestershire -2 47 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Solihull +4 36 £27,500 -35.29% 3
Wolverhampton +14 25 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Herefordshire +4 20 £42,500 - 8
Dudley +8 7 £27,500 +41.03%
Walsall +6 7 £26,250 +31.25% 1
Halesowen -2 4 £31,250 +47.05% 1
West Bromwich -8 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield -4 1 £27,500 -18.51% 2
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £28,500 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 747 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 553 (32.72%) Active Directory
3 545 (32.25%) SQL
4 527 (31.18%) SQL Server
5 518 (30.65%) VMware
6 400 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 389 (23.02%) .NET
8 352 (20.83%) MS Excel
9 328 (19.41%) Citrix
10 325 (19.23%) C#
10 325 (19.23%) Linux
11 309 (18.28%) MS Exchange
12 301 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 297 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 290 (17.16%) Cisco
15 264 (15.62%) ITIL
16 224 (13.25%) Windows 7
17 221 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
18 219 (12.96%) MS Office
19 215 (12.72%) HTML
20 211 (12.49%) Oracle
21 210 (12.43%) Hyper-V
22 207 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
23 198 (11.72%) Firewall
24 197 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
25 196 (11.60%) JavaScript
26 186 (11.01%) TCP/IP
27 171 (10.12%) IIS
28 167 (9.88%) ASP.NET
29 166 (9.82%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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
1 309 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 171 (10.12%) IIS
3 121 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 117 (6.92%) SharePoint
5 94 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 75 (4.44%) JBoss
7 57 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 44 (2.60%) Tomcat
8 44 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (2.13%) Apache
10 27 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 26 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (1.48%) WebSphere
13 24 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 19 (1.12%) Lync
15 18 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (1.07%) IBM Notes
16 17 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (1.01%) SAS
17 14 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 352 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 219 (12.96%) MS Office
3 10 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.41%) MS Project
4 7 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Simulink
5 2 (0.12%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.059%) SPSS
6 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.059%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 42 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.18%) assyst
4 3 (0.18%) Agresso
4 3 (0.18%) Exstream
5 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.059%) Lawson
6 1 (0.059%) Primavera
6 1 (0.059%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.059%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 99 (5.86%) Office 365
2 56 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.31%) SaaS
4 27 (1.60%) IaaS
5 12 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.30%) Trello
7 5 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.24%) PaaS
8 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.059%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.059%) Symantec.cloud
10 1 (0.059%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 198 (11.72%) Firewall
2 186 (11.01%) TCP/IP
3 166 (9.82%) LAN
4 165 (9.76%) DNS
5 164 (9.70%) WAN
6 143 (8.46%) SAN
7 102 (6.04%) DHCP
8 97 (5.74%) VPN
9 61 (3.61%) Internet
10 54 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 52 (3.08%) Wireless
11 52 (3.08%) VLAN
12 43 (2.54%) VoIP
13 28 (1.66%) Network Security
14 23 (1.36%) NetScaler
14 23 (1.36%) IPsec
15 22 (1.30%) IPv4
16 20 (1.18%) IP Telephony
17 19 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (1.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (31.18%) SQL Server
2 162 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 69 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 62 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 58 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (3.14%) MySQL
8 39 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (1.48%) RDBMS
10 25 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
12 19 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
13 18 (1.07%) DB2
14 17 (1.01%) Cognos Report Studio
14 17 (1.01%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 15 (0.89%) Cognos Analysis Studio
15 15 (0.89%) DTS
16 14 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 140 (8.28%) Visual Studio
2 51 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.30%) NUnit
5 19 (1.12%) Selenium
6 16 (0.95%) Hudson
6 16 (0.95%) Jenkins
7 14 (0.83%) JIRA
7 14 (0.83%) MSTest
8 11 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
8 11 (0.65%) Moq
9 10 (0.59%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.41%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.30%) RequisitePro
11 5 (0.30%) Subversion
11 5 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.24%) Maven
12 4 (0.24%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.24%) CruiseControl
General
1 161 (9.53%) Finance
2 79 (4.67%) Retail
3 48 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.07%) Law
4 35 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 31 (1.83%) Marketing
6 28 (1.66%) Advertising
7 20 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 19 (1.12%) Legal
8 19 (1.12%) Banking
9 16 (0.95%) Electronics
10 15 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.77%) Games
12 12 (0.71%) Back Office
13 10 (0.59%) Automotive
14 9 (0.53%) Front Office
15 7 (0.41%) Publishing
16 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.18%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.18%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 326 (19.29%) Analyst
2 272 (16.09%) Developer
3 152 (8.99%) Support Analyst
3 152 (8.99%) Support Engineer
4 145 (8.58%) Architect
5 117 (6.92%) Consultant
6 98 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 93 (5.50%) Applications Support
8 82 (4.85%) .NET Developer
9 76 (4.50%) Administrator
10 72 (4.26%) IT Support
11 69 (4.08%) C# Developer
12 68 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
13 64 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
14 61 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
15 58 (3.43%) Software Developer
16 54 (3.20%) Service Analyst
17 52 (3.08%) Team Leader
18 51 (3.02%) Service Desk Analyst
19 49 (2.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (23.02%) .NET
2 215 (12.72%) HTML
3 167 (9.88%) ASP.NET
4 156 (9.23%) CSS
5 120 (7.10%) jQuery
6 110 (6.51%) WCF
7 103 (6.09%) Web Services
8 101 (5.98%) XML
8 101 (5.98%) HTML5
9 78 (4.62%) .NET Framework
10 76 (4.50%) WinForms
11 71 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 66 (3.91%) WPF
13 57 (3.37%) CSS3
14 47 (2.78%) Ajax
14 47 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 33 (1.95%) LINQ
16 32 (1.89%) J2EE
17 25 (1.48%) Middleware
18 19 (1.12%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 77 (4.56%) User Experience
3 77 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 60 (3.55%) Blackberry
5 49 (2.90%) Clustering
6 43 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.83%) Replication
7 31 (1.83%) Client/Server
8 29 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.66%) Mathematics
10 20 (1.18%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.18%) iSeries
11 19 (1.12%) Fat Client
11 19 (1.12%) Thin Client
12 18 (1.07%) iPhone
13 17 (1.01%) Mobile App
14 16 (0.95%) Physics
15 15 (0.89%) AS400
15 15 (0.89%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 400 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 325 (19.23%) Linux
3 297 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 224 (13.25%) Windows 7
5 221 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 139 (8.22%) UNIX
6 139 (8.22%) Windows XP
7 108 (6.39%) Windows 8
8 55 (3.25%) Android
8 55 (3.25%) Solaris
9 47 (2.78%) Apple iOS
10 35 (2.07%) Windows Vista
11 29 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
12 24 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.24%) Windows 2000
14 19 (1.12%) AIX
15 11 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.53%) CentOS
17 8 (0.47%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (15.62%) ITIL
2 207 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (7.34%) MVC
4 118 (6.98%) OO
5 84 (4.97%) Software Engineering
6 79 (4.67%) Service Delivery
7 75 (4.44%) Scrum
8 73 (4.32%) Mentoring
9 67 (3.96%) CRM
10 60 (3.55%) DevOps
11 53 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
11 53 (3.14%) Incident Management
12 52 (3.08%) Project Management
13 47 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (2.72%) Web Development
15 45 (2.66%) Time Management
16 44 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
16 44 (2.60%) SDLC
17 43 (2.54%) Unit Testing
17 43 (2.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 545 (32.25%) SQL
2 325 (19.23%) C#
3 196 (11.60%) JavaScript
4 120 (7.10%) Java
5 117 (6.92%) T-SQL
6 108 (6.39%) VB.NET
7 106 (6.27%) PowerShell
8 73 (4.32%) VB
9 62 (3.67%) C++
10 50 (2.96%) C
11 45 (2.66%) VBScript
12 41 (2.43%) Perl
13 40 (2.37%) PHP
13 40 (2.37%) Python
14 38 (2.25%) PL/SQL
15 33 (1.95%) VB6
16 16 (0.95%) JCL
16 16 (0.95%) VBA
17 10 (0.59%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 197 (11.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (9.64%) Degree
3 115 (6.80%) MCSE
4 84 (4.97%) Security Cleared
5 82 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (4.56%) CCNA
7 75 (4.44%) MCITP
8 71 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 66 (3.91%) SC Cleared
10 65 (3.85%) MCSA
11 63 (3.73%) Citrix Certification
12 54 (3.20%) CCA
13 41 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (2.19%) MCP
15 31 (1.83%) CCNP
16 29 (1.72%) MCTS
17 28 (1.66%) CISSP
18 25 (1.48%) CCEE
18 25 (1.48%) CCIA
19 16 (0.95%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (9.29%) SLA
2 40 (2.37%) QA
3 19 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.53%) TickIT
6 6 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.059%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 553 (32.72%) Active Directory
2 301 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (12.43%) Hyper-V
4 108 (6.39%) XenApp
5 91 (5.38%) vSphere
6 68 (4.02%) XenDesktop
7 47 (2.78%) VMware ESX
8 46 (2.72%) Terminal Services
9 34 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
11 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (0.77%) XenServer
13 11 (0.65%) Terminal Server
14 10 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.36%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.30%) vCloud
17 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
18 3 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (4.56%) SCCM
2 42 (2.49%) SCOM
3 35 (2.07%) Nagios
4 33 (1.95%) Backup Exec
5 32 (1.89%) Tivoli
6 25 (1.48%) Puppet
7 24 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.42%) NetBackup
8 23 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (0.95%) Ansible
10 15 (0.89%) ServiceCenter
10 15 (0.89%) OpenView
10 15 (0.89%) Unicenter
10 15 (0.89%) BladeLogic
11 14 (0.83%) Control-M
12 9 (0.53%) WSUS
12 9 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.47%) SCVMM
14 6 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 6 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 747 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 518 (30.65%) VMware
3 328 (19.41%) Citrix
4 290 (17.16%) Cisco
5 211 (12.49%) Oracle
6 112 (6.63%) HP
7 86 (5.09%) NetApp
8 68 (4.02%) Dell
9 65 (3.85%) IBM
10 60 (3.55%) Apple
11 44 (2.60%) Symantec
11 44 (2.60%) AppSense
12 36 (2.13%) CheckPoint
13 34 (2.01%) SonicWALL
14 31 (1.83%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.48%) Fujitsu
16 22 (1.30%) Intel
17 21 (1.24%) Cognos
18 20 (1.18%) Avaya
19 19 (1.12%) SAP
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, Benefits, travel expenses
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Posted: 9 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
NS Consultants
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum +benefits +bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Skilliantech Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago