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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 813 765 942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.84% 14.21% 17.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.02% 68.67% 67.97%
Number of salaries quoted 714 663 794
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £22,150 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,700 £50,000
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
1213 1114 1386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.65% 20.69% 25.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1076 973 1168
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 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 28 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 28 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 -1 272 £37,500 +2.06% 43
Coventry -6 140 £40,000 +12.67% 18
Staffordshire +1 93 £32,500 +8.33% 18
Warwickshire -5 84 £33,665 -3.81% 9
Shropshire 0 50 £26,500 -24.28% 7
Worcestershire -2 45 £35,000 - 12
Solihull +7 34 £29,000 -31.76% 1
Wolverhampton +4 30 £29,000 -9.37% 4
Herefordshire +2 22 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Walsall +8 8 £25,000 -26.47% 1
Halesowen -2 5 £30,000 +42.85% 1
Dudley - 4 £27,750 - 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £25,750 -23.70% 2
West Bromwich -4 2 - - 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 28 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.

1 742 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 540 (32.93%) SQL
3 513 (31.28%) SQL Server
4 500 (30.49%) Active Directory
5 491 (29.94%) VMware
6 391 (23.84%) .NET
7 378 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 336 (20.49%) C#
9 334 (20.37%) MS Excel
10 319 (19.45%) Linux
11 313 (19.09%) Citrix
12 296 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 291 (17.74%) MS Exchange
14 286 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
15 262 (15.98%) Cisco
16 250 (15.24%) ITIL
17 230 (14.02%) HTML
18 210 (12.80%) Windows Server 2003
19 208 (12.68%) Windows 7
20 205 (12.50%) Oracle
21 203 (12.38%) Hyper-V
22 200 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
23 198 (12.07%) JavaScript
23 198 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
24 191 (11.65%) MS Office
25 181 (11.04%) ASP.NET
25 181 (11.04%) Firewall
26 171 (10.43%) Degree
27 169 (10.30%) TCP/IP
28 162 (9.88%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 291 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 157 (9.57%) IIS
3 116 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 94 (5.73%) SharePoint
5 90 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 70 (4.27%) JBoss
7 55 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 41 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.77%) Apache
10 24 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 24 (1.46%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
12 21 (1.28%) Lync
13 19 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 19 (1.16%) IBM Notes
14 17 (1.04%) SAS
15 16 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 334 (20.37%) MS Excel
2 191 (11.65%) MS Office
3 10 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.43%) MS Project
5 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Simulink
6 2 (0.12%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.061%) SPSS
7 1 (0.061%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.061%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 30 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.24%) Exstream
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 3 (0.18%) Agresso
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.061%) assyst
6 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.061%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.061%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.061%) Lawson
6 1 (0.061%) Primavera
6 1 (0.061%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 94 (5.73%) Office 365
2 58 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.62%) SaaS
4 28 (1.71%) IaaS
5 13 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.37%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.30%) PaaS
8 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.12%) Trello
11 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.061%) Symantec.cloud
11 1 (0.061%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 181 (11.04%) Firewall
2 169 (10.30%) TCP/IP
3 156 (9.51%) DNS
4 148 (9.02%) LAN
5 143 (8.72%) WAN
6 142 (8.66%) SAN
7 106 (6.46%) DHCP
8 85 (5.18%) VPN
9 57 (3.48%) Internet
10 51 (3.11%) VLAN
11 50 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 47 (2.87%) Wireless
13 43 (2.62%) VoIP
14 30 (1.83%) Network Security
15 24 (1.46%) IPsec
16 21 (1.28%) IPv4
17 20 (1.22%) NetScaler
18 18 (1.10%) SSL
19 16 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
19 16 (0.98%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (31.28%) SQL Server
2 157 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 70 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 62 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 55 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (3.29%) MySQL
8 43 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
11 25 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.40%) DB2
12 23 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
14 17 (1.04%) Cognos Report Studio
14 17 (1.04%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 15 (0.91%) Cognos Analysis Studio
15 15 (0.91%) DTS
16 13 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 154 (9.39%) Visual Studio
2 69 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 24 (1.46%) NUnit
5 21 (1.28%) Selenium
6 15 (0.91%) JIRA
6 15 (0.91%) MSTest
7 14 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
8 12 (0.73%) Moq
9 11 (0.67%) Hudson
9 11 (0.67%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.43%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.30%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.24%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.18%) Subversion
13 3 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 159 (9.70%) Finance
2 78 (4.76%) Retail
3 48 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.95%) Advertising
6 30 (1.83%) Law
7 29 (1.77%) Marketing
8 20 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (1.16%) Electronics
10 18 (1.10%) Banking
11 15 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.91%) Legal
12 13 (0.79%) Games
12 13 (0.79%) Back Office
13 11 (0.67%) Front Office
13 11 (0.67%) Automotive
14 9 (0.55%) Publishing
15 3 (0.18%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.18%) Swedish Language
15 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 284 (17.32%) Analyst
2 283 (17.26%) Developer
3 149 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 135 (8.23%) Architect
4 135 (8.23%) Support Analyst
5 117 (7.13%) Consultant
6 99 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 84 (5.12%) .NET Developer
7 84 (5.12%) Applications Support
8 74 (4.51%) C# Developer
9 70 (4.27%) Administrator
10 68 (4.15%) IT Support
11 66 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
12 58 (3.54%) Software Developer
13 56 (3.41%) Software Engineer
13 56 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
14 55 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
15 50 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
16 47 (2.87%) Team Leader
17 46 (2.80%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (23.84%) .NET
2 230 (14.02%) HTML
3 181 (11.04%) ASP.NET
4 162 (9.88%) CSS
5 131 (7.99%) jQuery
6 115 (7.01%) HTML5
6 115 (7.01%) WCF
7 102 (6.22%) XML
8 101 (6.16%) Web Services
9 86 (5.24%) WinForms
10 78 (4.76%) .NET Framework
11 75 (4.57%) WPF
12 69 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 67 (4.09%) CSS3
14 48 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 43 (2.62%) Ajax
16 31 (1.89%) LINQ
17 24 (1.46%) Middleware
18 19 (1.16%) J2EE
19 18 (1.10%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.67%) Data Centre
3 82 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 76 (4.63%) User Experience
5 49 (2.99%) Blackberry
6 40 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (2.38%) Clustering
8 34 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 33 (2.01%) Replication
10 32 (1.95%) Mathematics
11 27 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 24 (1.46%) Fat Client
12 24 (1.46%) Thin Client
13 20 (1.22%) Mainframe
14 18 (1.10%) iSeries
14 18 (1.10%) Physics
15 17 (1.04%) iPhone
16 16 (0.98%) EqualLogic
16 16 (0.98%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.91%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 378 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 319 (19.45%) Linux
3 296 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 210 (12.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 208 (12.68%) Windows 7
6 139 (8.48%) UNIX
7 126 (7.68%) Windows XP
8 113 (6.89%) Windows 8
9 50 (3.05%) Android
10 43 (2.62%) Apple iOS
11 42 (2.56%) Solaris
12 31 (1.89%) Windows Vista
12 31 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
14 20 (1.22%) Windows 2000
15 17 (1.04%) AIX
16 11 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (0.67%) CentOS
17 10 (0.61%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (15.24%) ITIL
2 198 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (7.20%) OO
4 116 (7.07%) MVC
5 92 (5.61%) Software Engineering
6 78 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 74 (4.51%) Service Delivery
8 71 (4.33%) Scrum
9 59 (3.60%) Project Management
10 56 (3.41%) CRM
11 55 (3.35%) TDD
12 52 (3.17%) E-Commerce
12 52 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 52 (3.17%) Unit Testing
13 51 (3.11%) SDLC
14 47 (2.87%) DevOps
14 47 (2.87%) Incident Management
14 47 (2.87%) Web Development
15 46 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
15 46 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 540 (32.93%) SQL
2 336 (20.49%) C#
3 198 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 136 (8.29%) T-SQL
5 122 (7.44%) Java
6 106 (6.46%) VB.NET
7 101 (6.16%) PowerShell
8 74 (4.51%) VB
9 70 (4.27%) C++
10 47 (2.87%) C
11 40 (2.44%) VBScript
12 39 (2.38%) PHP
13 38 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 38 (2.32%) VB6
14 37 (2.26%) Perl
15 36 (2.20%) Python
16 16 (0.98%) JCL
17 14 (0.85%) VBA
18 11 (0.67%) Shell Script
19 10 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 200 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (10.43%) Degree
3 106 (6.46%) MCSE
4 88 (5.37%) Security Cleared
5 75 (4.57%) MCITP
6 68 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 67 (4.09%) SC Cleared
7 67 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (3.96%) CCNA
8 65 (3.96%) MCSA
9 58 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
10 51 (3.11%) CCA
11 39 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.95%) MCP
13 31 (1.89%) CCNP
14 27 (1.65%) CISSP
15 24 (1.46%) MCTS
16 23 (1.40%) CCIA
16 23 (1.40%) CCEE
17 18 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (9.15%) SLA
2 47 (2.87%) QA
3 17 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.49%) TickIT
5 8 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.37%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 500 (30.49%) Active Directory
2 286 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (12.38%) Hyper-V
4 106 (6.46%) XenApp
5 85 (5.18%) vSphere
6 65 (3.96%) XenDesktop
7 43 (2.62%) VMware ESX
8 39 (2.38%) Terminal Services
9 31 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
11 15 (0.91%) Time Sharing Option
11 15 (0.91%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 15 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (0.73%) XenServer
14 10 (0.61%) Terminal Server
14 10 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.37%) Xen
16 5 (0.30%) vCloud
16 5 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 81 (4.94%) SCCM
2 46 (2.80%) SCOM
3 39 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 27 (1.65%) NetBackup
4 27 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (1.52%) Puppet
6 24 (1.46%) Nagios
7 22 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 19 (1.16%) Tivoli
9 15 (0.91%) ServiceCenter
9 15 (0.91%) OpenView
10 13 (0.79%) Ansible
11 12 (0.73%) SCVMM
11 12 (0.73%) WSUS
12 9 (0.55%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.55%) Unicenter
12 9 (0.55%) Control-M
13 6 (0.37%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 742 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 491 (29.94%) VMware
3 313 (19.09%) Citrix
4 262 (15.98%) Cisco
5 205 (12.50%) Oracle
6 114 (6.95%) HP
7 84 (5.12%) NetApp
8 71 (4.33%) Apple
9 70 (4.27%) Dell
10 61 (3.72%) IBM
11 43 (2.62%) AppSense
12 41 (2.50%) Symantec
13 36 (2.20%) Red Hat
13 36 (2.20%) CheckPoint
14 35 (2.13%) SonicWALL
15 24 (1.46%) Veeam
16 23 (1.40%) Fujitsu
17 21 (1.28%) Lotus
17 21 (1.28%) Intel
17 21 (1.28%) Cognos
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