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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 668 750 823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.09% 12.12% 14.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.80% 63.83% 66.21%
Number of salaries quoted 582 628 716
Median salary £36,250 £32,500 £34,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,550 £50,000
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 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 1117 1175 1243
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.89% 18.99% 21.69%
Number of salaries quoted 967 965 1105
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.76% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £50,000
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -1 253 £38,500 +18.46% 42
Coventry +3 112 £37,500 -3.84% 22
Warwickshire -2 83 £32,500 +1.56% 10
Staffordshire +2 72 £27,500 -19.11% 18
Shropshire +2 40 £28,000 -25.33% 13
Worcestershire -10 29 £31,059 +29.41% 7
Solihull -6 22 £26,000 -20.00% 7
Wolverhampton +8 10 £30,000 -10.44% 3
West Bromwich +7 7 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Herefordshire -7 7 £47,500 +52.00% 1
Walsall +3 6 £33,250 +10.83%
Sutton Coldfield -12 1 £17,000 -24.44% 1
Windows
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 519 (43.11%) Microsoft
2 468 (38.87%) Active Directory
3 457 (37.96%) Windows Server
4 353 (29.32%) VMware
5 284 (23.59%) Linux
6 271 (22.51%) SQL
7 236 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 234 (19.44%) SQL Server
8 234 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 202 (16.78%) ITIL
10 188 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
10 188 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 185 (15.37%) Windows 7
12 178 (14.78%) MS Exchange
13 175 (14.53%) Cisco
14 174 (14.45%) Citrix
15 173 (14.37%) Firewall
16 169 (14.04%) Hyper-V
17 168 (13.95%) C#
18 163 (13.54%) .NET
18 163 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
19 162 (13.46%) DNS
19 162 (13.46%) Office 365
20 150 (12.46%) Data Centre
21 146 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
22 145 (12.04%) TCP/IP
23 134 (11.13%) Unix
23 134 (11.13%) Windows 10
24 125 (10.38%) SharePoint
25 124 (10.30%) SCCM

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
1 178 (14.78%) MS Exchange
2 125 (10.38%) SharePoint
3 112 (9.30%) IIS
4 71 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 57 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (1.66%) Apache
8 17 (1.41%) SAS
9 13 (1.08%) CMS
10 12 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.75%) nginx
12 8 (0.66%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.58%) WordPress
14 6 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.42%) EPiServer
15 5 (0.42%) IBM Domino
15 5 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 188 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.58%) Maple
6 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Simulink
7 4 (0.33%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.083%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (1.16%) assyst
2 12 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.58%) Workfront
5 6 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.50%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.083%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.083%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.083%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 163 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (13.46%) Office 365
3 49 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (2.16%) IaaS
6 17 (1.41%) PaaS
7 16 (1.33%) SaaS
8 9 (0.75%) G Suite
9 8 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.25%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.25%) Yammer
12 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.083%) Apcera
13 1 (0.083%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.083%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.083%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 173 (14.37%) Firewall
2 162 (13.46%) DNS
3 145 (12.04%) TCP/IP
4 121 (10.05%) WAN
5 116 (9.63%) SAN
6 115 (9.55%) DHCP
7 111 (9.22%) LAN
8 95 (7.89%) VPN
9 45 (3.74%) VLAN
10 41 (3.41%) NAS
11 38 (3.16%) Internet
12 37 (3.07%) Network Security
13 29 (2.41%) SNMP
14 28 (2.33%) Wireless
14 28 (2.33%) WLAN
15 24 (1.99%) Ethernet
15 24 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (1.91%) MPLS
17 22 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (4.24%) MySQL
4 33 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (2.66%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 27 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 24 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.50%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (0.75%) Big Data
15 7 (0.58%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 5 (0.42%) MariaDB
17 5 (0.42%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 41 (3.41%) Visual Studio
2 36 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.66%) Moq
3 20 (1.66%) NUnit
3 20 (1.66%) Rhino Mocks
4 18 (1.50%) MSTest
5 16 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.08%) Burp Suite
7 10 (0.83%) Fiddler
8 9 (0.75%) Selenium
9 8 (0.66%) LabVIEW
9 8 (0.66%) Subversion
10 7 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.58%) JIRA
10 7 (0.58%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.33%) MSI
13 4 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 105 (8.72%) Finance
2 77 (6.40%) Retail
3 43 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 39 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.49%) Electronics
6 24 (1.99%) Automotive
7 19 (1.58%) Advertising
8 16 (1.33%) Games
9 13 (1.08%) Marketing
10 10 (0.83%) Legal
11 9 (0.75%) Back Office
12 6 (0.50%) Law
13 4 (0.33%) Banking
13 4 (0.33%) French Language
13 4 (0.33%) Publishing
14 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
15 1 (0.083%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.083%) Polish Language
15 1 (0.083%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 197 (16.36%) Analyst
2 175 (14.53%) Developer
3 125 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 118 (9.80%) Support Engineer
5 113 (9.39%) IT Support
6 85 (7.06%) Support Analyst
7 78 (6.48%) .NET Developer
8 77 (6.40%) IT Engineer
9 69 (5.73%) Administrator
10 56 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 53 (4.40%) C# Developer
12 46 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 46 (3.82%) Network Engineer
13 43 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
13 43 (3.57%) IT Analyst
14 42 (3.49%) SQL Developer
14 42 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
15 40 (3.32%) IT Support Engineer
16 39 (3.24%) Consultant
16 39 (3.24%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (13.54%) .NET
2 76 (6.31%) CSS
3 68 (5.65%) HTML
4 62 (5.15%) jQuery
5 61 (5.07%) ASP.NET
6 45 (3.74%) .NET Framework
7 39 (3.24%) Web Services
7 39 (3.24%) WPF
8 38 (3.16%) AngularJS
8 38 (3.16%) WinForms
9 30 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 26 (2.16%) WCF
11 23 (1.91%) LAMP
11 23 (1.91%) XML
12 21 (1.74%) LEMP Stack
13 20 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 20 (1.66%) Middleware
14 18 (1.50%) Entity Framework
14 18 (1.50%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 150 (12.46%) Data Centre
2 75 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.74%) Driving Licence
4 43 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 37 (3.07%) Clustering
6 32 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
10 17 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 16 (1.33%) Blackberry
11 16 (1.33%) EPoS
12 15 (1.25%) iPad
13 14 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.16%) Private Cloud
14 12 (1.00%) HP StoreVirtual
15 11 (0.91%) Replication
15 11 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
16 10 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 457 (37.96%) Windows Server
2 284 (23.59%) Linux
3 236 (19.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 234 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 185 (15.37%) Windows 7
6 134 (11.13%) Unix
6 134 (11.13%) Windows 10
7 86 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 81 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (3.82%) Apple iOS
10 43 (3.57%) Android
11 37 (3.07%) Windows XP
12 24 (1.99%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.58%) Windows Vista
14 18 (1.50%) CentOS
15 12 (1.00%) VyOS
15 12 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
16 11 (0.91%) Solaris
16 11 (0.91%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (16.78%) ITIL
2 98 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (7.31%) MVC
4 73 (6.06%) Project Management
5 71 (5.90%) Web Development
6 58 (4.82%) Software Engineering
7 49 (4.07%) Service Delivery
8 46 (3.82%) SIEM
9 44 (3.65%) Service Management
10 40 (3.32%) Problem Management
11 39 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
12 38 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
13 37 (3.07%) Configuration Management
13 37 (3.07%) Scrum
13 37 (3.07%) TDD
14 36 (2.99%) Presales
15 34 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (2.82%) Migration
16 33 (2.74%) Customer Requirements
17 32 (2.66%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 271 (22.51%) SQL
2 168 (13.95%) C#
3 121 (10.05%) JavaScript
4 98 (8.14%) PowerShell
5 79 (6.56%) Java
6 64 (5.32%) VB.NET
7 48 (3.99%) C
8 41 (3.41%) Bash Shell
9 40 (3.32%) C++
10 38 (3.16%) PHP
11 37 (3.07%) T-SQL
12 31 (2.57%) VBScript
13 26 (2.16%) Python
14 24 (1.99%) VB
15 21 (1.74%) MATLAB
16 16 (1.33%) Perl
17 13 (1.08%) Embedded C
18 10 (0.83%) VBA
19 8 (0.66%) Shell Script
20 7 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 146 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (8.31%) Degree
3 95 (7.89%) MCSE
4 68 (5.65%) MCSA
5 67 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (5.07%) CCNA
7 39 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (2.82%) Security Cleared
9 32 (2.66%) CCNP
10 29 (2.41%) MCITP
11 27 (2.24%) MCP
12 22 (1.83%) SC Cleared
13 17 (1.41%) CISSP
13 17 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.33%) PhD
14 16 (1.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 15 (1.25%) GIAC
16 14 (1.16%) CREST Certified
16 14 (1.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.64%) SLA
2 32 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.99%) QA
4 20 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 14 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.75%) MISRA
7 6 (0.50%) BS25999
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.25%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.083%) BS7666
11 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.083%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.083%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.083%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.083%) NIST 800
System Software
1 468 (38.87%) Active Directory
2 188 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (14.04%) Hyper-V
4 58 (4.82%) vSphere
5 32 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.16%) Firmware
6 26 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
7 21 (1.74%) XenApp
8 14 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
9 12 (1.00%) Docker
10 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.83%) Snort
12 9 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.75%) Terminal Server
12 9 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.66%) pfSense
13 8 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.50%) XenServer
16 5 (0.42%) Samba
Systems Management
1 124 (10.30%) SCCM
2 57 (4.73%) SCOM
3 43 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 20 (1.66%) Nagios
5 17 (1.41%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (1.08%) Puppet
8 13 (1.08%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.91%) WSUS
10 10 (0.83%) Ansible
10 10 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.66%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.58%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.50%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.42%) Salt
16 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 519 (43.11%) Microsoft
2 353 (29.32%) VMware
3 175 (14.53%) Cisco
4 174 (14.45%) Citrix
5 84 (6.98%) Oracle
6 78 (6.48%) HP
7 66 (5.48%) NetApp
8 45 (3.74%) Veeam
9 42 (3.49%) Dell
10 35 (2.91%) SolarWinds
11 31 (2.57%) CheckPoint
12 24 (1.99%) Red Hat
13 22 (1.83%) SonicWALL
14 21 (1.74%) Juniper
14 21 (1.74%) ProCurve
15 20 (1.66%) Symantec
16 19 (1.58%) IBM
17 17 (1.41%) Apple
17 17 (1.41%) Aruba
17 17 (1.41%) SAP
Warwick, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: £very competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £39000 per annum + Great benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NACRO
Salary: Circa £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum + other benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago