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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 908 666 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.20% 15.42% 17.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.52% 64.29% 67.54%
Number of salaries quoted 792 539 715
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,976 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
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
1252 1036 1223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.10% 23.98% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1092 857 1068
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +1 316 £32,500 -7.14% 39
Warwickshire +4 123 £36,500 +1.38% 24
Staffordshire +7 122 £25,500 -14.28% 15
Coventry +3 114 £32,500 - 23
Shropshire +11 55 £30,750 +53.75% 5
Worcestershire +3 53 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Solihull -11 35 £34,500 +33.98% 5
Wolverhampton -3 27 £32,500 -1.51% 4
Dudley +8 16 £27,500 -15.38%
Walsall -5 10 £25,000 -19.35% 2
Herefordshire -9 6 £22,000 -12.00% 1
West Bromwich 0 2 £24,875 -25.74%
Wednesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Halesowen -1 1 £33,500 -
Sutton Coldfield -3 1 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £29,000 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 874 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 658 (35.47%) Active Directory
3 622 (33.53%) VMware
4 592 (31.91%) SQL Server
5 559 (30.13%) SQL
6 494 (26.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 405 (21.83%) MS Excel
8 370 (19.95%) Citrix
9 361 (19.46%) MS Exchange
10 354 (19.08%) ITIL
11 352 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 347 (18.71%) .NET
13 322 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 298 (16.06%) C#
15 297 (16.01%) Linux
16 274 (14.77%) MS Office
16 274 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
16 274 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
17 265 (14.29%) Cisco
17 265 (14.29%) Windows 7
18 246 (13.26%) Agile Software Development
19 240 (12.94%) LAN
19 240 (12.94%) SharePoint
20 227 (12.24%) HTML
21 226 (12.18%) JavaScript
22 224 (12.08%) Hyper-V
23 222 (11.97%) Firewall
24 213 (11.48%) WAN
24 213 (11.48%) TCP/IP
25 208 (11.21%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 361 (19.46%) MS Exchange
2 240 (12.94%) SharePoint
3 179 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 149 (8.03%) IIS
5 109 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 88 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 68 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 62 (3.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 54 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
10 47 (2.53%) Tomcat
11 45 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 42 (2.26%) Lync
12 42 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 37 (1.99%) Apache
14 35 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
15 22 (1.19%) IBM Notes
16 21 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2000
17 20 (1.08%) JBoss
18 17 (0.92%) CMS
19 11 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 405 (21.83%) MS Excel
2 274 (14.77%) MS Office
3 13 (0.70%) MS Project
4 11 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) SPSS
8 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.11%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 94 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.54%) Agresso
5 7 (0.38%) Line 500
6 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.32%) assyst
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.054%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.054%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 97 (5.23%) Office 365
2 60 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.70%) SaaS
4 8 (0.43%) IaaS
5 5 (0.27%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.16%) Trello
7 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 240 (12.94%) LAN
2 222 (11.97%) Firewall
3 213 (11.48%) WAN
3 213 (11.48%) TCP/IP
4 208 (11.21%) SAN
5 207 (11.16%) DNS
6 120 (6.47%) DHCP
7 115 (6.20%) VPN
8 85 (4.58%) Internet
9 51 (2.75%) VoIP
10 43 (2.32%) Wireless
11 42 (2.26%) VLAN
12 41 (2.21%) IP Telephony
12 41 (2.21%) NAS
13 24 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (1.24%) DDNS
14 23 (1.24%) Network Security
15 22 (1.19%) iSCSI
16 20 (1.08%) HTTP
17 19 (1.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 189 (10.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 62 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (3.18%) Relational Database
6 58 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 57 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 36 (1.94%) MySQL
9 23 (1.24%) DB2
9 23 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.08%) MS Access
11 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.59%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 11 (0.59%) Cognos Report Studio
13 11 (0.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 10 (0.54%) InterSystems Cache
14 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
15 8 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (5.07%) Visual Studio
2 48 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.48%) JIRA
4 45 (2.43%) Jenkins
5 39 (2.10%) Ant
6 30 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (1.40%) Hudson
7 26 (1.40%) NUnit
8 25 (1.35%) MSTest
9 23 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
9 23 (1.24%) Moq
10 22 (1.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 22 (1.19%) CruiseControl
11 17 (0.92%) Subversion
11 17 (0.92%) Selenium
12 15 (0.81%) Maven
13 13 (0.70%) WebDriver
14 12 (0.65%) Mercurial
14 12 (0.65%) JMeter
14 12 (0.65%) GoogleTest
General
1 201 (10.84%) Finance
2 65 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.23%) Retail
4 26 (1.40%) Marketing
5 23 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.19%) Banking
7 21 (1.13%) Legal
8 19 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.97%) Law
9 18 (0.97%) Back Office
10 16 (0.86%) Games
11 15 (0.81%) Front Office
12 10 (0.54%) Electronics
12 10 (0.54%) Automotive
13 9 (0.49%) Advertising
14 4 (0.22%) Local Government
15 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Finnish Language
15 2 (0.11%) French Language
16 1 (0.054%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 394 (21.24%) Analyst
2 313 (16.87%) Developer
3 207 (11.16%) Support Analyst
4 190 (10.24%) Support Engineer
5 118 (6.36%) Consultant
6 99 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 99 (5.34%) Administrator
7 97 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 94 (5.07%) .NET Developer
8 94 (5.07%) IT Support
9 92 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 91 (4.91%) Applications Support
11 88 (4.74%) Architect
12 66 (3.56%) Team Leader
13 64 (3.45%) Desktop Support
14 63 (3.40%) Service Analyst
15 59 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
16 55 (2.96%) Software Developer
16 55 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
17 48 (2.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (18.71%) .NET
2 227 (12.24%) HTML
3 186 (10.03%) ASP.NET
4 172 (9.27%) CSS
5 107 (5.77%) jQuery
5 107 (5.77%) HTML5
6 99 (5.34%) XML
7 86 (4.64%) .NET Framework
8 81 (4.37%) Web Services
9 72 (3.88%) WCF
10 69 (3.72%) WPF
10 69 (3.72%) Ajax
11 67 (3.61%) WinForms
12 46 (2.48%) AngularJS
13 41 (2.21%) JSON
13 41 (2.21%) CSS3
14 35 (1.89%) LINQ
15 32 (1.73%) Silverlight
16 31 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 31 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 85 (4.58%) Blackberry
2 82 (4.42%) Clustering
3 67 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 48 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.32%) User Experience
7 32 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 24 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
10 20 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.02%) Open Source
12 18 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.97%) Statistics
13 17 (0.92%) Biometrics
13 17 (0.92%) Smartcard
14 16 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 14 (0.75%) EqualLogic
16 13 (0.70%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.70%) Replication
17 11 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 494 (26.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 322 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 297 (16.01%) Linux
4 274 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 265 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 177 (9.54%) Windows XP
7 147 (7.92%) Windows 8
8 145 (7.82%) UNIX
9 93 (5.01%) Android
10 74 (3.99%) Apple iOS
11 47 (2.53%) Windows Vista
12 37 (1.99%) Solaris
13 34 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 17 (0.92%) Windows 2000
15 17 (0.92%) AIX
15 17 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.81%) CentOS
17 12 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (19.08%) ITIL
2 246 (13.26%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (6.68%) CRM
4 116 (6.25%) MVC
5 93 (5.01%) Scrum
5 93 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 91 (4.91%) OO
7 90 (4.85%) Service Delivery
8 70 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 67 (3.61%) OOP
9 67 (3.61%) Project Management
10 66 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (3.50%) Web Development
12 63 (3.40%) E-Commerce
13 58 (3.13%) Migration
14 56 (3.02%) Incident Management
15 54 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
16 50 (2.70%) DevOps
17 46 (2.48%) Waterfall
17 46 (2.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 559 (30.13%) SQL
2 298 (16.06%) C#
3 226 (12.18%) JavaScript
4 115 (6.20%) VB.NET
5 113 (6.09%) T-SQL
6 104 (5.61%) Java
7 89 (4.80%) VB
8 85 (4.58%) PowerShell
9 59 (3.18%) VBScript
10 57 (3.07%) Python
11 47 (2.53%) PHP
12 39 (2.10%) Perl
13 32 (1.73%) C++
14 31 (1.67%) PL/SQL
15 27 (1.46%) C
16 25 (1.35%) ActionScript
16 25 (1.35%) ActionScript 3.0
17 23 (1.24%) Objective-C
18 22 (1.19%) VBA
19 15 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 274 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (8.63%) Degree
3 154 (8.30%) MCSE
4 118 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 101 (5.44%) SC Cleared
7 95 (5.12%) CCNA
8 85 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
9 79 (4.26%) MCSA
10 76 (4.10%) MCP
11 75 (4.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 61 (3.29%) MCITP
13 58 (3.13%) MCTS
14 53 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
15 45 (2.43%) CCA
16 36 (1.94%) CCNP
17 27 (1.46%) MCSD
18 24 (1.29%) MCAD
19 13 (0.70%) CCEE
20 12 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (7.49%) SLA
2 30 (1.62%) QA
3 17 (0.92%) TickIT
3 17 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.16%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 658 (35.47%) Active Directory
2 352 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (12.08%) Hyper-V
4 176 (9.49%) vSphere
5 128 (6.90%) XenApp
6 62 (3.34%) VMware ESX
7 50 (2.70%) XenDesktop
8 43 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (1.94%) Terminal Services
10 25 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 20 (1.08%) XenServer
12 17 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 10 (0.54%) vCloud
15 8 (0.43%) Firmware
16 6 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.27%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.22%) RHEV
19 3 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
19 3 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 71 (3.83%) SCCM
2 48 (2.59%) Nagios
3 39 (2.10%) SCOM
3 39 (2.10%) Backup Exec
4 32 (1.73%) NetBackup
5 26 (1.40%) Puppet
6 24 (1.29%) WSUS
7 19 (1.02%) Tivoli
7 19 (1.02%) SCDPM
8 13 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.65%) Ansible
10 11 (0.59%) Vagrant
10 11 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (0.59%) BladeLogic
10 11 (0.59%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
11 10 (0.54%) MOM
11 10 (0.54%) OpenView
11 10 (0.54%) Unicenter
12 9 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 874 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 622 (33.53%) VMware
3 370 (19.95%) Citrix
4 265 (14.29%) Cisco
5 147 (7.92%) HP
6 129 (6.95%) Oracle
7 98 (5.28%) NetApp
8 69 (3.72%) Apple
9 59 (3.18%) Symantec
9 59 (3.18%) EMC
10 56 (3.02%) Dell
11 52 (2.80%) IBM
12 39 (2.10%) Avaya
13 36 (1.94%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.46%) Juniper
14 27 (1.46%) SonicWALL
14 27 (1.46%) Sencha
15 24 (1.29%) CheckPoint
16 22 (1.19%) Appcelerator
17 21 (1.13%) Lotus
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 - £46000 per annum + pension, gym, progression
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £52000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + growing company
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsburys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday