The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Walsall with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Walsall
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 6 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Walsall 9.23% 10.53% 9.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.55% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 6
Median salary £33,250 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.83% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,600 £23,875
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £34,200 £34,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Walsall with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Walsall
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11 10 7
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Walsall 16.92% 10.53% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 6
Median salary £36,500 £31,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.74% +12.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £21,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Walsall

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Walsall citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Walsall

Windows
Salary Trend in Walsall

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Walsall.

Salary trend for Windows in Walsall

Windows
Salary Histogram in Walsall

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Walsall over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows in Walsall

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Walsall region with a requirement for Windows.

1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (22.22%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Walsall 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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) IT Technician
2 1 (11.11%) Presales Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Presales
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) CommVault
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
5 1 (11.11%) Veeam