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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / West Midlands
Rank 14 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 535 750 819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.33% 12.21% 16.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.87% 61.83% 67.85%
Number of salaries quoted 474 632 694
Median salary £36,250 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.81%  

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 975 1213 1207
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.64% 19.75% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 845 1028 1030
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,693 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -8 163 £37,500 - 33
Staffordshire +5 76 £30,500 -15.27% 15
Warwickshire +2 67 £36,250 +3.57% 14
Coventry -2 57 £33,875 +1.11% 15
Shropshire +11 43 £35,000 +11.11% 7
Worcestershire -19 43 £35,500 +39.21% 8
Solihull -4 29 £42,500 +23.18% 4
Herefordshire -10 15 £40,000 -46.66% 4
West Bromwich +2 8 £47,500 +187.87% 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 7 £36,500 +21.66% 1
Wolverhampton -4 5 £46,250 +25.00% 4
Brierley Hill +1 3 £28,000 - 1
Walsall -1 3 £31,500 +8.62% 1
Smethwick - 2 £17,750 - 1
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 - 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 521 (42.64%) Microsoft
2 472 (38.63%) Active Directory
3 471 (38.54%) Windows Server
4 379 (31.01%) VMware
5 308 (25.20%) Linux
6 285 (23.32%) SQL
7 268 (21.93%) MS Excel
8 263 (21.52%) SQL Server
9 233 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 215 (17.59%) MS Exchange
11 211 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 210 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 206 (16.86%) ITIL
14 202 (16.53%) Citrix
15 194 (15.88%) Unix
15 194 (15.88%) Windows 7
16 191 (15.63%) Cisco
17 178 (14.57%) MS Office
18 170 (13.91%) Firewall
19 152 (12.44%) C#
19 152 (12.44%) Office 365
20 150 (12.27%) Data Centre
21 148 (12.11%) Hyper-V
22 146 (11.95%) DNS
23 137 (11.21%) TCP/IP
24 130 (10.64%) .NET
25 124 (10.15%) Finance
26 123 (10.07%) WAN
27 120 (9.82%) DHCP
28 117 (9.57%) Windows 10

Windows
Top Related 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
1 215 (17.59%) MS Exchange
2 85 (6.96%) IIS
2 85 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 71 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (1.72%) Apache
7 19 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 16 (1.31%) Skype for Business
9 15 (1.23%) JBoss
10 14 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (1.15%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.65%) nginx
14 7 (0.57%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.41%) CMS
15 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.41%) Site Server
15 5 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 268 (21.93%) MS Excel
2 178 (14.57%) MS Office
3 17 (1.39%) MS Project
4 9 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.41%) Simulink
6 4 (0.33%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.082%) Blender
9 1 (0.082%) CATIA
9 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.082%) Maple
Business Applications
1 15 (1.23%) assyst
2 11 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.65%) Magento
3 8 (0.65%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.49%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.33%) Workfront
8 3 (0.25%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.082%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.082%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.082%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 152 (12.44%) Office 365
2 108 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.06%) SaaS
5 11 (0.90%) G Suite
6 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.57%) IaaS
8 5 (0.41%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.41%) PaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Yammer
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 170 (13.91%) Firewall
2 146 (11.95%) DNS
3 137 (11.21%) TCP/IP
4 123 (10.07%) WAN
5 120 (9.82%) DHCP
6 114 (9.33%) LAN
7 113 (9.25%) SAN
8 85 (6.96%) VPN
9 55 (4.50%) Network Security
10 50 (4.09%) VLAN
11 42 (3.44%) NAS
12 37 (3.03%) SNMP
13 34 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
14 31 (2.54%) Wireless
15 30 (2.45%) IPv4
16 28 (2.29%) VoIP
17 27 (2.21%) MPLS
18 26 (2.13%) Ethernet
19 25 (2.05%) BGP
20 24 (1.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (4.01%) MySQL
4 38 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 36 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (1.64%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (1.39%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (1.15%) DB2
13 14 (1.15%) NoSQL
14 13 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (0.41%) MS Access
17 5 (0.41%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 38 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.06%) Subversion
5 12 (0.98%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.82%) Burp Suite
6 10 (0.82%) Fiddler
6 10 (0.82%) Moq
6 10 (0.82%) NUnit
6 10 (0.82%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (0.74%) JIRA
7 9 (0.74%) Selenium
8 8 (0.65%) MSTest
8 8 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.57%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.41%) Hudson
11 4 (0.33%) JBehave
11 4 (0.33%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.33%) TestNG
General
1 124 (10.15%) Finance
2 60 (4.91%) Retail
3 46 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 37 (3.03%) Electronics
5 29 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.13%) Advertising
7 22 (1.80%) Automotive
8 18 (1.47%) Banking
9 12 (0.98%) Legal
9 12 (0.98%) Marketing
10 10 (0.82%) Games
11 8 (0.65%) International Banking
11 8 (0.65%) Law
12 6 (0.49%) Back Office
13 5 (0.41%) Publishing
13 5 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.33%) French Language
15 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.16%) German Language
15 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 224 (18.33%) Analyst
2 128 (10.47%) Support Engineer
3 124 (10.15%) Developer
4 120 (9.82%) IT Support
5 119 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 107 (8.76%) Support Analyst
7 79 (6.46%) IT Engineer
8 68 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 53 (4.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 51 (4.17%) Consultant
11 50 (4.09%) Administrator
11 50 (4.09%) IT Technician
12 46 (3.76%) .NET Developer
13 44 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 40 (3.27%) Service Analyst
14 40 (3.27%) Service Desk Analyst
14 40 (3.27%) Support Technician
15 38 (3.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 37 (3.03%) Applications Support
17 36 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (10.64%) .NET
2 74 (6.06%) HTML
3 63 (5.16%) Web Services
4 62 (5.07%) CSS
5 53 (4.34%) ASP.NET
6 50 (4.09%) jQuery
7 32 (2.62%) XML
8 29 (2.37%) HTML5
9 26 (2.13%) AngularJS
10 23 (1.88%) WCF
10 23 (1.88%) WPF
11 22 (1.80%) .NET Framework
12 17 (1.39%) Ajax
12 17 (1.39%) SOAP
12 17 (1.39%) WinForms
13 16 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (1.31%) LAMP
14 15 (1.23%) Java EE
14 15 (1.23%) LEMP Stack
15 13 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 150 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 86 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.86%) Clustering
5 33 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.37%) Enterprise Storage
7 25 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.55%) Blackberry
9 19 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 13 (1.06%) User Experience
10 13 (1.06%) Verilog
10 13 (1.06%) VHDL
11 12 (0.98%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.90%) Fintech
12 11 (0.90%) iPad
12 11 (0.90%) Replication
13 10 (0.82%) HP StoreVirtual
13 10 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 471 (38.54%) Windows Server
2 308 (25.20%) Linux
3 233 (19.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 211 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 194 (15.88%) Unix
5 194 (15.88%) Windows 7
6 117 (9.57%) Windows 10
7 91 (7.45%) Windows 8
7 91 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (3.44%) Apple iOS
9 39 (3.19%) Android
10 31 (2.54%) Windows XP
11 26 (2.13%) Windows Vista
12 19 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.39%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.31%) Windows Phone
15 14 (1.15%) AIX
15 14 (1.15%) Mac OS
16 13 (1.06%) Solaris
17 12 (0.98%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (16.86%) ITIL
2 98 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (5.81%) Project Management
4 63 (5.16%) Service Delivery
5 61 (4.99%) Service Management
6 60 (4.91%) SIEM
7 56 (4.58%) Problem Management
8 52 (4.26%) MVC
9 49 (4.01%) Software Engineering
10 48 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 47 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
12 45 (3.68%) Migration
13 44 (3.60%) Incident Management
14 40 (3.27%) Change Management
15 39 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (3.11%) ERP
16 38 (3.11%) Process Improvement
17 36 (2.95%) High Availability
18 34 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
18 34 (2.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 285 (23.32%) SQL
2 152 (12.44%) C#
3 114 (9.33%) JavaScript
4 90 (7.36%) Java
5 63 (5.16%) C
6 62 (5.07%) PowerShell
7 41 (3.36%) VB.NET
8 38 (3.11%) PHP
9 35 (2.86%) C++
10 32 (2.62%) T-SQL
11 31 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 30 (2.45%) Python
13 29 (2.37%) Perl
14 26 (2.13%) VB
15 16 (1.31%) Embedded C
16 14 (1.15%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.98%) VBScript
18 9 (0.74%) MATLAB
19 7 (0.57%) COBOL
20 4 (0.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 113 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (7.77%) Degree
3 80 (6.55%) MCSE
4 72 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (4.34%) CCNA
6 49 (4.01%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (3.19%) Security Cleared
8 38 (3.11%) CCNP
9 31 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (2.13%) MCSA
10 26 (2.13%) SANS
11 24 (1.96%) CISSP
12 22 (1.80%) MCP
12 22 (1.80%) SC Cleared
13 21 (1.72%) MCITP
14 19 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (1.55%) GIAC
15 18 (1.47%) CISM
16 16 (1.31%) GCIA
16 16 (1.31%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (8.18%) SLA
2 33 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.47%) QA
4 15 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.98%) MISRA
6 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.33%) MISRA C
8 3 (0.25%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.16%) BS25999
9 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.16%) DICOM
9 2 (0.16%) HL7
9 2 (0.16%) ISO22301
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.082%) BS7666
10 1 (0.082%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.082%) ISO27002
System Software
1 472 (38.63%) Active Directory
2 210 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (12.11%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.36%) vSphere
5 35 (2.86%) XenApp
6 30 (2.45%) Firmware
7 23 (1.88%) Terminal Services
8 20 (1.64%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
10 18 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (0.90%) VMware ESX
14 9 (0.74%) XenServer
15 8 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.49%) Snort
17 5 (0.41%) NFS
17 5 (0.41%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (7.04%) SCCM
2 43 (3.52%) SCOM
3 21 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 20 (1.64%) Nagios
5 19 (1.55%) Backup Exec
6 18 (1.47%) Puppet
7 16 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (0.74%) WSUS
9 8 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (0.57%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.49%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.49%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.41%) EdgeSight
12 5 (0.41%) QRadar
13 4 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
14 3 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 521 (42.64%) Microsoft
2 379 (31.01%) VMware
3 202 (16.53%) Citrix
4 191 (15.63%) Cisco
5 80 (6.55%) Oracle
6 67 (5.48%) HP
7 66 (5.40%) NetApp
8 46 (3.76%) SolarWinds
9 43 (3.52%) Dell
10 32 (2.62%) SonicWALL
11 31 (2.54%) Red Hat
12 30 (2.45%) CheckPoint
13 26 (2.13%) Veeam
14 20 (1.64%) SAP
15 17 (1.39%) Google
15 17 (1.39%) IBM
15 17 (1.39%) Sybase
16 16 (1.31%) Apple
16 16 (1.31%) ProCurve
17 15 (1.23%) LogRhythm
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £24500.00 - £27500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BONUS + Paid for Certifications
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Car,Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £44000.00 - £54000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago