The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 613 771 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.24% 12.35% 15.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.44% 62.13% 65.60%
Number of salaries quoted 543 648 695
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,600
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1049 1241 1253
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.94% 19.88% 23.42%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1037 1090
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Windows in the West Midlands

Windows
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows in the West Midlands

Windows
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 179 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Staffordshire +8 85 £29,500 -18.05% 19
Coventry +1 84 £36,000 +5.88% 20
Warwickshire +7 71 £32,500 -7.14% 13
Shropshire +9 50 £35,000 +11.11% 13
Worcestershire -9 48 £37,500 +50.00% 5
Solihull -20 26 £34,000 -1.44% 7
Wolverhampton -2 11 £31,000 -17.33% 8
West Bromwich +10 9 £47,500 +5.55%
Herefordshire -17 9 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield -7 7 £36,500 +65.90% 1
Walsall -5 6 £30,750 -0.80%
Brierley Hill +1 2 £27,250 -0.90%
Smethwick - 2 £17,750 -
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 484 (40.60%) Microsoft
2 447 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 441 (37.00%) Active Directory
4 320 (26.85%) VMware
5 304 (25.50%) Linux
6 278 (23.32%) SQL
7 248 (20.81%) SQL Server
8 226 (18.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 212 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 191 (16.02%) MS Exchange
11 189 (15.86%) ITIL
12 181 (15.18%) Citrix
13 175 (14.68%) Windows 7
14 174 (14.60%) Unix
15 173 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 171 (14.35%) Cisco
17 167 (14.01%) Microsoft Office
18 166 (13.93%) Firewall
19 162 (13.59%) C#
20 147 (12.33%) .NET
21 146 (12.25%) Hyper-V
22 142 (11.91%) Office 365
23 140 (11.74%) Data Centre
24 134 (11.24%) TCP/IP
25 133 (11.16%) DNS
26 126 (10.57%) JavaScript
27 124 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
28 122 (10.23%) Finance
29 112 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
30 107 (8.98%) Java

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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
1 191 (16.02%) MS Exchange
2 94 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 86 (7.21%) IIS
4 71 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (1.76%) Apache
7 21 (1.76%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.01%) JBoss
9 11 (0.92%) SAS
9 11 (0.92%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.67%) nginx
12 7 (0.59%) CMS
13 5 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.42%) Site Server
14 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 167 (14.01%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.50%) Maple
5 6 (0.50%) Simulink
6 5 (0.42%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (1.17%) assyst
2 13 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.67%) Magento
4 8 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.59%) Workfront
6 6 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.50%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.084%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.084%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 142 (11.91%) Office 365
2 124 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (1.17%) IaaS
6 12 (1.01%) PaaS
6 12 (1.01%) SaaS
7 7 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.34%) G Suite
10 3 (0.25%) Yammer
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.084%) Apcera
12 1 (0.084%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 166 (13.93%) Firewall
2 134 (11.24%) TCP/IP
3 133 (11.16%) DNS
4 107 (8.98%) WAN
5 101 (8.47%) SAN
6 98 (8.22%) LAN
7 87 (7.30%) DHCP
8 70 (5.87%) VPN
9 55 (4.61%) Network Security
10 46 (3.86%) VLAN
11 42 (3.52%) NAS
12 35 (2.94%) SNMP
13 32 (2.68%) Wireless
14 30 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
15 28 (2.35%) Ethernet
15 28 (2.35%) HTTP
16 27 (2.27%) Internet
17 26 (2.18%) IPv4
18 23 (1.93%) BGP
19 22 (1.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (4.61%) MySQL
4 41 (3.44%) Relational Database
5 38 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (3.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 26 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 24 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.76%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.76%) Oracle Database
10 19 (1.59%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.26%) NoSQL
14 12 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.67%) Big Data
15 8 (0.67%) DB2
16 6 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 35 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.26%) Subversion
3 14 (1.17%) Moq
3 14 (1.17%) NUnit
3 14 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
3 14 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.01%) MSTest
5 11 (0.92%) Selenium
6 10 (0.84%) Burp Suite
6 10 (0.84%) Fiddler
6 10 (0.84%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.84%) JIRA
7 7 (0.59%) LabVIEW
7 7 (0.59%) Mercurial
8 6 (0.50%) JBehave
8 6 (0.50%) JMeter
8 6 (0.50%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.50%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.50%) WATIR
General
1 122 (10.23%) Finance
2 59 (4.95%) Retail
3 47 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 41 (3.44%) Electronics
5 31 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.93%) Automotive
7 22 (1.85%) Advertising
8 13 (1.09%) Banking
8 13 (1.09%) Marketing
9 11 (0.92%) Games
9 11 (0.92%) Legal
10 8 (0.67%) Back Office
10 8 (0.67%) International Banking
11 6 (0.50%) Law
12 4 (0.34%) French Language
13 3 (0.25%) Publishing
14 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
15 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.084%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 207 (17.37%) Analyst
2 152 (12.75%) Developer
3 122 (10.23%) Support Engineer
4 113 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 106 (8.89%) IT Support
6 88 (7.38%) Support Analyst
7 75 (6.29%) IT Engineer
8 67 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 65 (5.45%) Administrator
10 54 (4.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 52 (4.36%) .NET Developer
12 47 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 45 (3.78%) Consultant
14 40 (3.36%) Network Engineer
15 39 (3.27%) IT Technician
16 38 (3.19%) IT Analyst
16 38 (3.19%) IT Support Engineer
17 37 (3.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 36 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
19 32 (2.68%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (12.33%) .NET
2 67 (5.62%) CSS
2 67 (5.62%) HTML
3 58 (4.87%) jQuery
3 58 (4.87%) Web Services
4 52 (4.36%) ASP.NET
5 35 (2.94%) .NET Framework
6 31 (2.60%) AngularJS
7 30 (2.52%) WPF
8 28 (2.35%) XML
9 27 (2.27%) WCF
10 26 (2.18%) WinForms
11 23 (1.93%) HTML5
11 23 (1.93%) LAMP
12 22 (1.85%) LEMP Stack
13 21 (1.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (1.59%) Middleware
15 18 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 16 (1.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (11.74%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.85%) Clustering
6 30 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 19 (1.59%) Blackberry
10 18 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
11 16 (1.34%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 13 (1.09%) Verilog
14 13 (1.09%) VHDL
15 12 (1.01%) User Experience
16 11 (0.92%) iPad
16 11 (0.92%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 447 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 304 (25.50%) Linux
3 226 (18.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 212 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 175 (14.68%) Windows 7
6 174 (14.60%) Unix
7 104 (8.72%) Windows 10
8 85 (7.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (6.54%) Windows 8
10 41 (3.44%) Apple iOS
11 34 (2.85%) Android
12 31 (2.60%) Windows XP
13 24 (2.01%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.17%) Mac OS
14 14 (1.17%) Solaris
14 14 (1.17%) Windows Phone
15 13 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (1.01%) AIX
16 12 (1.01%) CentOS
16 12 (1.01%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (15.86%) ITIL
2 100 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (6.38%) Project Management
4 64 (5.37%) MVC
5 62 (5.20%) SIEM
6 61 (5.12%) Service Delivery
7 58 (4.87%) Software Engineering
8 55 (4.61%) Service Management
9 47 (3.94%) Problem Management
9 47 (3.94%) Web Development
10 44 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
11 41 (3.44%) Migration
12 37 (3.10%) Change Management
12 37 (3.10%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 37 (3.10%) ERP
12 37 (3.10%) SDLC
13 34 (2.85%) Change Control
13 34 (2.85%) TDD
14 33 (2.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 278 (23.32%) SQL
2 162 (13.59%) C#
3 126 (10.57%) JavaScript
4 107 (8.98%) Java
5 63 (5.29%) C
6 62 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 51 (4.28%) VB.NET
8 41 (3.44%) C++
9 40 (3.36%) PHP
10 36 (3.02%) Bash Shell
11 35 (2.94%) T-SQL
12 28 (2.35%) Python
13 21 (1.76%) Perl
13 21 (1.76%) VB
14 20 (1.68%) MATLAB
15 18 (1.51%) VBScript
16 15 (1.26%) Embedded C
17 9 (0.76%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.67%) COBOL
18 8 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (6.71%) Degree
3 74 (6.21%) MCSE
4 73 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (4.53%) CCNA
6 43 (3.61%) CCNP
7 38 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
7 38 (3.19%) MCSA
8 35 (2.94%) Security Cleared
9 32 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (2.18%) CISSP
11 24 (2.01%) SANS
12 22 (1.85%) GIAC
13 21 (1.76%) SC Cleared
14 20 (1.68%) MCITP
15 19 (1.59%) CISM
15 19 (1.59%) GCIA
15 19 (1.59%) GCIH
16 17 (1.43%) MCP
17 16 (1.34%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.21%) SLA
2 35 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.10%) QA
4 16 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.01%) MISRA
6 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.25%) BS25999
7 3 (0.25%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.25%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.17%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.084%) BS7666
9 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.084%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.084%) ISO27002
System Software
1 441 (37.00%) Active Directory
2 173 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (12.25%) Hyper-V
4 38 (3.19%) vSphere
5 33 (2.77%) Firmware
6 22 (1.85%) XenApp
7 16 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
7 16 (1.34%) Terminal Services
7 16 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (1.34%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.26%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.76%) XenServer
12 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.67%) Snort
13 6 (0.50%) Docker
14 3 (0.25%) GPFS
14 3 (0.25%) pfSense
14 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 79 (6.63%) SCCM
2 50 (4.19%) SCOM
3 29 (2.43%) Backup Exec
4 20 (1.68%) Nagios
5 19 (1.59%) Tivoli
6 14 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (1.01%) Puppet
9 11 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.84%) WSUS
11 8 (0.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (0.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 7 (0.59%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.50%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.42%) Ansible
14 5 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.42%) QRadar
15 4 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 484 (40.60%) Microsoft
2 320 (26.85%) VMware
3 181 (15.18%) Citrix
4 171 (14.35%) Cisco
5 96 (8.05%) Oracle
6 62 (5.20%) HP
7 53 (4.45%) NetApp
8 42 (3.52%) SolarWinds
9 28 (2.35%) Dell
9 28 (2.35%) Veeam
10 27 (2.27%) SonicWALL
11 25 (2.10%) CheckPoint
11 25 (2.10%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.59%) Juniper
12 19 (1.59%) ProCurve
13 18 (1.51%) LogRhythm
14 17 (1.43%) Apple
14 17 (1.43%) EMC
14 17 (1.43%) IBM
14 17 (1.43%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Plus on call and excellent benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, gym, pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £34k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ludlow, Shropshire
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday