The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1180 1097 1165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.14% 19.91% 19.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.57% 71.28% 65.97%
Number of salaries quoted 890 919 994
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1672 1539 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.96% 27.93% 29.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1289 1481
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Windows
South East

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 -2 465 £40,000 +6.66% 39
Bracknell +1 175 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Slough +7 130 £45,000 +15.38% 20
Newbury 0 110 £28,000 -25.33% 13
Maidenhead -7 79 £39,000 -29.09% 12
Wokingham 0 27 £30,000 -28.57% 2
Windsor +6 14 £27,000 -18.79% 2
Hungerford -2 1 £27,000 -12.19% 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 991 (44.92%) Microsoft
2 697 (31.60%) Active Directory
2 697 (31.60%) SQL
3 652 (29.56%) VMware
4 573 (25.97%) Linux
5 555 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 509 (23.07%) SQL Server
7 456 (20.67%) MS Excel
8 453 (20.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 418 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 366 (16.59%) MS Exchange
11 339 (15.37%) .NET
12 331 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 319 (14.46%) Oracle
14 313 (14.19%) TCP/IP
15 309 (14.01%) DNS
16 305 (13.83%) Firewall
17 296 (13.42%) C#
18 292 (13.24%) Windows 7
19 285 (12.92%) UNIX
20 282 (12.78%) IIS
21 277 (12.56%) ITIL
22 271 (12.28%) SC Cleared
23 269 (12.19%) Citrix
24 268 (12.15%) Degree
25 259 (11.74%) Finance
26 229 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
27 227 (10.29%) SharePoint
28 226 (10.24%) Cisco
28 226 (10.24%) Telecoms

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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
1 366 (16.59%) MS Exchange
2 282 (12.78%) IIS
3 227 (10.29%) SharePoint
4 191 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 154 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 142 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 93 (4.22%) Apache
7 93 (4.22%) Lync
8 87 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 60 (2.72%) Tomcat
10 52 (2.36%) Lotus Domino
11 49 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
12 39 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 32 (1.45%) WebLogic
13 32 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 29 (1.31%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 26 (1.18%) CMS
16 22 (1.00%) WebSphere
17 21 (0.95%) Drupal
17 21 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 456 (20.67%) MS Excel
2 215 (9.75%) MS Office
3 36 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.77%) MS Project
6 16 (0.73%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.23%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.18%) Agresso
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.14%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.045%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.045%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (3.13%) Office 365
3 34 (1.54%) SaaS
4 22 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.50%) Google Apps
7 10 (0.45%) IaaS
8 5 (0.23%) PaaS
9 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 313 (14.19%) TCP/IP
2 309 (14.01%) DNS
3 305 (13.83%) Firewall
4 219 (9.93%) SAN
5 179 (8.11%) DHCP
6 139 (6.30%) Internet
7 118 (5.35%) WAN
8 114 (5.17%) LAN
9 111 (5.03%) VPN
10 88 (3.99%) Network Security
11 68 (3.08%) NAS
12 63 (2.86%) HTTP
13 59 (2.67%) Wireless
14 53 (2.40%) SSL
15 49 (2.22%) LDAP
16 48 (2.18%) VoIP
17 44 (1.99%) VLAN
18 40 (1.81%) SMTP
19 34 (1.54%) FTP
20 32 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 509 (23.07%) SQL Server
2 109 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 108 (4.90%) Relational Database
4 106 (4.81%) MySQL
5 85 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 71 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 61 (2.77%) RDBMS
8 55 (2.49%) Oracle Database
9 44 (1.99%) DB2
10 31 (1.41%) EDRMS
11 30 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
12 29 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (1.27%) Big Data
13 28 (1.27%) IDOL
14 27 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
15 19 (0.86%) MS Access
16 12 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
18 9 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 44 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 40 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (1.63%) TestDirector
4 34 (1.54%) MSTest
5 30 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 29 (1.31%) NUnit
6 29 (1.31%) Rhino Mocks
6 29 (1.31%) Moq
7 26 (1.18%) Subversion
8 23 (1.04%) Eclipse
9 19 (0.86%) MSI
10 18 (0.82%) LoadRunner
10 18 (0.82%) Jenkins
11 17 (0.77%) AQtime
11 17 (0.77%) WebLOAD
12 16 (0.73%) Selenium
13 15 (0.68%) Metasploit
13 15 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (0.50%) Ant
14 11 (0.50%) Git (software)
General
1 259 (11.74%) Finance
2 226 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 128 (5.80%) Retail
4 89 (4.03%) German Language
5 81 (3.67%) French Language
6 46 (2.09%) Marketing
7 29 (1.31%) Spanish Language
8 25 (1.13%) Russian Language
9 23 (1.04%) Banking
10 19 (0.86%) Legal
10 19 (0.86%) Games
11 18 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.82%) Publishing
11 18 (0.82%) Electronics
12 15 (0.68%) Back Office
13 13 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.54%) Advertising
15 11 (0.50%) Automotive
16 10 (0.45%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 464 (21.03%) Support Engineer
2 290 (13.15%) Developer
3 249 (11.29%) Analyst
4 212 (9.61%) Technical Support
5 163 (7.39%) Consultant
6 161 (7.30%) Support Analyst
7 143 (6.48%) Technical Engineer
8 137 (6.21%) Technical Support Engineer
9 120 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
10 102 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 99 (4.49%) Administrator
12 94 (4.26%) .NET Developer
13 83 (3.76%) Architect
14 80 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
15 76 (3.45%) Applications Support
16 74 (3.35%) Desktop Support
17 71 (3.22%) Server Engineer
18 69 (3.13%) Software Engineer
19 67 (3.04%) Systems Administrator
19 67 (3.04%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (15.37%) .NET
2 193 (8.75%) HTML
3 147 (6.66%) ASP.NET
4 131 (5.94%) XML
5 113 (5.12%) CSS
6 105 (4.76%) Web Services
7 81 (3.67%) jQuery
8 76 (3.45%) WPF
9 70 (3.17%) WCF
10 65 (2.95%) WinForms
11 59 (2.67%) .NET Framework
12 51 (2.31%) HTML5
13 50 (2.27%) J2EE
14 44 (1.99%) Ajax
15 43 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (1.63%) XSLT
17 34 (1.54%) Unity DI Container
18 30 (1.36%) Castle Windsor
19 29 (1.31%) Ninject
19 29 (1.31%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.16%) Computer Science
2 131 (5.94%) Clustering
3 70 (3.17%) Blackberry
4 63 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 63 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 50 (2.27%) Replication
6 39 (1.77%) PKI
6 39 (1.77%) Inversion of Control
7 35 (1.59%) Open Source
8 33 (1.50%) Statistics
9 25 (1.13%) iPhone
10 24 (1.09%) IPTV
11 22 (1.00%) Mathematics
11 22 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 19 (0.86%) Data Integration
13 19 (0.86%) Firmware
13 19 (0.86%) Smartphone
14 18 (0.82%) Thin Client
14 18 (0.82%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 573 (25.97%) Linux
2 555 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 453 (20.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 292 (13.24%) Windows 7
5 285 (12.92%) UNIX
6 229 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 208 (9.43%) Windows XP
8 107 (4.85%) Windows 8
9 100 (4.53%) Solaris
10 69 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 63 (2.86%) Windows 2000
12 58 (2.63%) Android
13 56 (2.54%) Windows Mobile
14 52 (2.36%) Ubuntu
15 51 (2.31%) CentOS
16 42 (1.90%) Apple iOS
17 36 (1.63%) AIX
18 35 (1.59%) Windows Phone
19 33 (1.50%) Windows Vista
20 31 (1.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (12.56%) ITIL
2 126 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (5.30%) Software Engineering
4 113 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 82 (3.72%) Time Management
6 80 (3.63%) Project Management
7 78 (3.54%) Scrum
7 78 (3.54%) MVC
8 69 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
8 69 (3.13%) Incident Management
9 65 (2.95%) Service Delivery
10 63 (2.86%) TDD
11 61 (2.77%) Migration
12 59 (2.67%) Change Management
12 59 (2.67%) OO
13 54 (2.45%) Continuous Integration
14 50 (2.27%) PRINCE2
15 48 (2.18%) Software Distribution
16 46 (2.09%) CRM
16 46 (2.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 697 (31.60%) SQL
2 296 (13.42%) C#
3 159 (7.21%) Java
4 153 (6.94%) JavaScript
5 132 (5.98%) C++
6 124 (5.62%) PowerShell
7 71 (3.22%) VB
8 67 (3.04%) Python
9 63 (2.86%) PHP
10 60 (2.72%) VB.NET
10 60 (2.72%) VBScript
11 58 (2.63%) Perl
12 56 (2.54%) Bash Shell
13 45 (2.04%) C
14 44 (1.99%) T-SQL
15 30 (1.36%) Ruby
16 28 (1.27%) Shell Script
17 19 (0.86%) Objective-C
17 19 (0.86%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 331 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 271 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 268 (12.15%) Degree
4 210 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 179 (8.11%) DV Cleared
6 142 (6.44%) MCSE
7 102 (4.62%) MCITP
8 100 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
9 94 (4.26%) CCNA
10 89 (4.03%) MCSA
11 83 (3.76%) MCP
12 59 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 55 (2.49%) MCTS
14 51 (2.31%) CISSP
15 49 (2.22%) ISEB
16 41 (1.86%) ISTQB
17 39 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
18 32 (1.45%) CCNP
19 26 (1.18%) CISA
20 23 (1.04%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.48%) SLA
2 71 (3.22%) QA
3 66 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 62 (2.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (1.04%) COBIT
7 10 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.14%) GPG13
10 2 (0.091%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.091%) HL7
11 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
System Software
1 697 (31.60%) Active Directory
2 418 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 224 (10.15%) Hyper-V
4 113 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
5 100 (4.53%) vSphere
6 93 (4.22%) VMware ESX
7 86 (3.90%) XenApp
8 68 (3.08%) XenDesktop
9 54 (2.45%) ISA Server
10 38 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 36 (1.63%) Xen
12 28 (1.27%) KVM
13 26 (1.18%) Terminal Services
14 21 (0.95%) XenServer
15 19 (0.86%) Terminal Server
16 17 (0.77%) Nmap
17 16 (0.73%) Snort
18 14 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
19 11 (0.50%) UAG
19 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 182 (8.25%) SCCM
2 82 (3.72%) NetBackup
3 65 (2.95%) SCOM
4 53 (2.40%) ARCserve
5 49 (2.22%) WSUS
6 47 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
7 45 (2.04%) Backup Exec
8 39 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 39 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
9 30 (1.36%) Legato
10 28 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 24 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 23 (1.04%) Nagios
13 18 (0.82%) Nessus
13 18 (0.82%) Plesk
14 17 (0.77%) Netcool
14 17 (0.77%) Puppet
15 14 (0.63%) HP SIM
16 10 (0.45%) Munin
17 9 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 991 (44.92%) Microsoft
2 652 (29.56%) VMware
3 319 (14.46%) Oracle
4 269 (12.19%) Citrix
5 226 (10.24%) Cisco
6 153 (6.94%) HP
7 120 (5.44%) EMC
8 106 (4.81%) Red Hat
9 96 (4.35%) Fujitsu
10 77 (3.49%) NetApp
11 76 (3.45%) Veritas
11 76 (3.45%) Juniper
12 62 (2.81%) Symantec
12 62 (2.81%) F5
13 60 (2.72%) Dell
14 57 (2.58%) IBM
15 45 (2.04%) CheckPoint
16 44 (1.99%) McAfee
17 43 (1.95%) JBoss
18 41 (1.86%) Sun
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: Unspecified
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + £20K Bonus + Car + Bens
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
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