The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 851 1045 1066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.68% 18.94% 20.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.30% 67.68% 66.54%
Number of salaries quoted 669 816 875
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Windows
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1246 1544 1602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.42% 27.99% 30.75%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1208 1310
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows Salary Trend in Berkshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Windows
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Reading 0 410 £36,750 -6.36% 51
Slough -7 78 £42,500 +16.43% 15
Maidenhead +4 77 £55,000 +69.23% 9
Newbury +1 70 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Bracknell -8 59 £34,000 -15.00% 3
Windsor -11 17 £55,000 +29.41%
Wokingham -1 9 £32,500 -27.77%
Ascot +4 5 £37,000 -7.50%
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 778 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 675 (35.90%) Active Directory
3 569 (30.27%) Linux
4 544 (28.94%) SQL
5 520 (27.66%) VMware
6 431 (22.93%) SQL Server
7 429 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 395 (21.01%) TCP/IP
9 368 (19.57%) MS Excel
10 361 (19.20%) Firewall
11 345 (18.35%) ITIL
12 344 (18.30%) Windows 7
13 335 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 319 (16.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 306 (16.28%) Security Cleared
16 300 (15.96%) Cisco
17 282 (15.00%) .NET
18 262 (13.94%) UNIX
19 259 (13.78%) MS Exchange
20 256 (13.62%) DNS
21 251 (13.35%) C#
22 250 (13.30%) Hyper-V
23 238 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
24 231 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
25 229 (12.18%) Oracle
26 219 (11.65%) Data Centre
27 218 (11.60%) HP
28 205 (10.90%) Degree
29 203 (10.80%) SC Cleared
29 203 (10.80%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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
1 259 (13.78%) MS Exchange
2 170 (9.04%) IIS
3 160 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 140 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 101 (5.37%) Lync
6 79 (4.20%) Apache
7 72 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 52 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 44 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 33 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (1.76%) Tomcat
10 33 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (1.60%) CMS
12 29 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
12 29 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
12 29 (1.54%) JBoss
13 26 (1.38%) WebSphere
14 24 (1.28%) Live Communications Server
15 22 (1.17%) Drupal
16 18 (0.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 368 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 203 (10.80%) MS Office
3 29 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.37%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.21%) S-PLUS
6 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.32%) Oracle BRM
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.21%) assyst
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.11%) Primavera
6 2 (0.11%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.053%) Magento
7 1 (0.053%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.053%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 67 (3.56%) SaaS
2 63 (3.35%) Office 365
3 36 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.69%) PaaS
7 6 (0.32%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.27%) IaaS
9 3 (0.16%) Taleo
10 2 (0.11%) Responsys
10 2 (0.11%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.053%) Nimbula
11 1 (0.053%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 395 (21.01%) TCP/IP
2 361 (19.20%) Firewall
3 256 (13.62%) DNS
4 191 (10.16%) SAN
5 148 (7.87%) DHCP
6 139 (7.39%) WAN
7 136 (7.23%) LAN
8 113 (6.01%) VPN
9 97 (5.16%) Internet
10 65 (3.46%) HTTP
11 58 (3.09%) VoIP
11 58 (3.09%) Network Security
12 57 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
13 48 (2.55%) NAS
14 45 (2.39%) Wireless
15 42 (2.23%) iSCSI
16 40 (2.13%) SSL
17 33 (1.76%) VLAN
18 30 (1.60%) SMTP
19 29 (1.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (22.93%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.16%) MySQL
3 59 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 57 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (2.87%) Oracle Database
6 51 (2.71%) NoSQL
6 51 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 41 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (1.70%) MongoDB
10 31 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (1.54%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.22%) MS Access
13 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (0.96%) EDRMS
15 17 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.80%) Big Data
18 14 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 42 (2.23%) Visual Studio
2 29 (1.54%) NUnit
3 28 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
3 28 (1.49%) Moq
4 23 (1.22%) Selenium
5 22 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 14 (0.74%) Maven
7 14 (0.74%) Subversion
7 14 (0.74%) TestDirector
8 13 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 12 (0.64%) JIRA
9 12 (0.64%) Git (software)
10 11 (0.59%) MSTest
10 11 (0.59%) Ant
11 10 (0.53%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.48%) MSI
12 9 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (0.48%) Hudson
General
1 193 (10.27%) Finance
2 138 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 82 (4.36%) Retail
4 38 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 34 (1.81%) French Language
6 32 (1.70%) German Language
7 31 (1.65%) Marketing
8 29 (1.54%) Legal
9 25 (1.33%) Banking
10 18 (0.96%) Spanish Language
11 16 (0.85%) Automotive
12 15 (0.80%) Publishing
13 13 (0.69%) Advertising
14 11 (0.59%) Multimedia
15 10 (0.53%) Billing
16 7 (0.37%) Electronics
16 7 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.37%) Arabic Language
17 5 (0.27%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 383 (20.37%) Support Engineer
2 197 (10.48%) Developer
3 194 (10.32%) Analyst
4 127 (6.76%) Technical Support
5 118 (6.28%) Architect
6 111 (5.90%) Consultant
7 107 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 103 (5.48%) Technical Engineer
9 99 (5.27%) IT Support
10 95 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
11 94 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 86 (4.57%) Technical Support Engineer
13 84 (4.47%) Software Engineer
14 82 (4.36%) .NET Developer
15 70 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
16 65 (3.46%) Security Engineer
17 61 (3.24%) Applications Support
18 60 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 56 (2.98%) IT Support Engineer
20 55 (2.93%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (15.00%) .NET
2 155 (8.24%) ASP.NET
3 138 (7.34%) HTML
4 110 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 103 (5.48%) CSS
6 97 (5.16%) XML
7 92 (4.89%) Web Services
8 76 (4.04%) jQuery
9 74 (3.94%) Ajax
10 67 (3.56%) WCF
10 67 (3.56%) WPF
11 56 (2.98%) HTML5
12 53 (2.82%) SOAP
13 44 (2.34%) WinForms
14 40 (2.13%) JSON
15 37 (1.97%) .NET Framework
16 34 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
17 32 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 27 (1.44%) LINQ
18 27 (1.44%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 219 (11.65%) Data Centre
2 133 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 73 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 63 (3.35%) Blackberry
6 58 (3.09%) Clustering
7 40 (2.13%) Statistics
8 36 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 34 (1.81%) Replication
10 33 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.01%) PKI
11 19 (1.01%) Streaming Music
12 16 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 16 (0.85%) Fat Client
13 15 (0.80%) FMCG
13 15 (0.80%) FlexPod
13 15 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.69%) iPhone
15 12 (0.64%) EqualLogic
15 12 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 569 (30.27%) Linux
2 429 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 344 (18.30%) Windows 7
4 319 (16.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 262 (13.94%) UNIX
6 231 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 189 (10.05%) Windows XP
8 116 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 113 (6.01%) Windows 8
10 71 (3.78%) CentOS
11 61 (3.24%) Windows 2000
12 60 (3.19%) Solaris
13 40 (2.13%) Mac OS X
14 39 (2.07%) Ubuntu
15 31 (1.65%) Debian
16 25 (1.33%) Apple iOS
17 21 (1.12%) Android
18 15 (0.80%) AIX
19 14 (0.74%) Windows Vista
20 13 (0.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (18.35%) ITIL
2 191 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (5.59%) Project Management
4 96 (5.11%) Problem Management
5 93 (4.95%) Software Engineering
6 91 (4.84%) Scrum
7 89 (4.73%) OO
8 88 (4.68%) MVC
9 85 (4.52%) Incident Management
10 79 (4.20%) Service Management
11 78 (4.15%) SIEM
12 76 (4.04%) Migration
13 75 (3.99%) Root Cause Analysis
14 74 (3.94%) Mentoring
15 67 (3.56%) Cyber Security
16 66 (3.51%) Service Delivery
16 66 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
17 62 (3.30%) Coaching
18 60 (3.19%) TDD
19 57 (3.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 544 (28.94%) SQL
2 251 (13.35%) C#
3 176 (9.36%) PowerShell
4 141 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 112 (5.96%) Java
6 88 (4.68%) C++
7 77 (4.10%) Python
8 72 (3.83%) C
9 68 (3.62%) Perl
10 65 (3.46%) PHP
11 57 (3.03%) VBScript
12 49 (2.61%) Ruby
13 43 (2.29%) T-SQL
14 41 (2.18%) VB
15 30 (1.60%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.49%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.38%) Bash Shell
18 19 (1.01%) VC++
19 15 (0.80%) PL/SQL
20 4 (0.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 306 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 238 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 205 (10.90%) Degree
4 203 (10.80%) SC Cleared
5 180 (9.57%) MCSE
6 134 (7.13%) DV Cleared
7 119 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
8 102 (5.43%) CCNA
9 89 (4.73%) MCP
10 88 (4.68%) MCITP
11 74 (3.94%) CISSP
12 61 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
13 54 (2.87%) MCSA
14 43 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 36 (1.91%) CCNP
16 27 (1.44%) A+ Certification
16 27 (1.44%) CISA
17 25 (1.33%) MCTS
17 25 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 22 (1.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (9.73%) SLA
2 91 (4.84%) QA
3 52 (2.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 48 (2.55%) PCI DSS
5 45 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.06%) COBIT
7 14 (0.74%) HIPAA
8 9 (0.48%) GPG13
9 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.16%) FISMA
11 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 675 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 335 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (13.30%) Hyper-V
4 105 (5.59%) vSphere
5 71 (3.78%) VMware ESX
6 55 (2.93%) XenApp
7 39 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 35 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 34 (1.81%) Terminal Services
10 33 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (1.38%) ISA Server
12 23 (1.22%) vCloud
13 20 (1.06%) XenServer
14 15 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
15 11 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.59%) Samba
15 11 (0.59%) Firmware
16 10 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.32%) KVM
18 5 (0.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 191 (10.16%) SCCM
2 63 (3.35%) SCOM
3 53 (2.82%) WSUS
4 39 (2.07%) Legato
5 34 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 33 (1.76%) NetBackup
6 33 (1.76%) Puppet
7 28 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 27 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 23 (1.22%) Backup Exec
10 20 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (0.96%) ARCserve
12 17 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 17 (0.90%) HP SIM
13 16 (0.85%) EdgeSight
13 16 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (0.69%) Plesk
14 13 (0.69%) cPanel
15 12 (0.64%) OpenAM
16 11 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 778 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 520 (27.66%) VMware
3 300 (15.96%) Cisco
4 229 (12.18%) Oracle
5 218 (11.60%) HP
6 184 (9.79%) Citrix
7 129 (6.86%) Red Hat
8 112 (5.96%) Juniper
9 91 (4.84%) EMC
10 83 (4.41%) NetApp
11 74 (3.94%) IBM
12 62 (3.30%) Symantec
13 57 (3.03%) Dell
14 55 (2.93%) CheckPoint
15 51 (2.71%) Veritas
16 45 (2.39%) Fujitsu
17 41 (2.18%) F5
18 36 (1.91%) Apple
19 30 (1.60%) McAfee
20 28 (1.49%) CommVault
Bracknell, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Bonus, Healthcare, Share
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum 10% bonus + pension + health etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + excellent training
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
GCS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22956 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22979 - £24179 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £26-30k depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 30,000-50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: Yesterday