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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1082 1060 1037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.76% 19.52% 19.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.42% 68.43% 67.12%
Number of salaries quoted 815 852 841
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -
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
1654 1549 1545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.20% 28.53% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1223 1203 1285
Average salary £40,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.11% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -1 429 £40,000 - 65
Bracknell 0 176 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Slough 0 135 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Newbury +2 115 £35,000 -10.25% 11
Maidenhead +2 69 £45,000 -14.28% 18
Windsor -1 18 £50,000 +2.56% 2
Wokingham +3 10 £41,500 +1.21% 2
Thatcham -3 6 £31,250 +19.04% 2
Hungerford -8 2 £35,000 - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 942 (42.43%) Microsoft
2 833 (37.52%) Active Directory
3 678 (30.54%) SQL
4 675 (30.41%) VMware
5 542 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 537 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 527 (23.74%) Linux
8 507 (22.84%) Security Cleared
9 476 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 444 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 411 (18.51%) SC Cleared
12 406 (18.29%) MS Excel
13 405 (18.24%) Windows 7
14 370 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 370 (16.67%) Citrix
15 362 (16.31%) MS Exchange
16 345 (15.54%) DNS
17 328 (14.77%) ITIL
18 316 (14.23%) Firewall
19 310 (13.96%) UNIX
20 302 (13.60%) Finance
21 290 (13.06%) Oracle
22 274 (12.34%) Windows XP
23 266 (11.98%) Cisco
23 266 (11.98%) DV Cleared
24 255 (11.49%) HP
24 255 (11.49%) MS Office
25 253 (11.40%) IIS
25 253 (11.40%) .NET
26 246 (11.08%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 362 (16.31%) MS Exchange
2 253 (11.40%) IIS
3 213 (9.59%) SharePoint
4 178 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 134 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 133 (5.99%) Apache
7 119 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 105 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 71 (3.20%) Lync
10 68 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 68 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 52 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
12 49 (2.21%) Tomcat
13 45 (2.03%) JBoss
14 44 (1.98%) Live Communications Server
15 37 (1.67%) WebSphere
16 30 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
17 27 (1.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
18 26 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
19 22 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 406 (18.29%) MS Excel
2 255 (11.49%) MS Office
3 25 (1.13%) MS Project
4 20 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.18%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.18%) S-PLUS
6 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.045%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.50%) Oracle BRM
2 8 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.14%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.090%) GoldMine
8 2 (0.090%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.045%) Magento
9 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.51%) Office 365
2 43 (1.94%) SaaS
3 35 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.45%) PaaS
7 9 (0.41%) IaaS
8 5 (0.23%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.090%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 370 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 345 (15.54%) DNS
3 316 (14.23%) Firewall
4 208 (9.37%) WAN
5 199 (8.96%) LAN
6 191 (8.60%) SAN
7 190 (8.56%) DHCP
8 109 (4.91%) Internet
9 107 (4.82%) VPN
10 87 (3.92%) Network Security
11 58 (2.61%) Wireless
12 53 (2.39%) HTTP
13 50 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
14 46 (2.07%) SSL
15 42 (1.89%) NAS
16 38 (1.71%) iSCSI
17 33 (1.49%) VoIP
18 29 (1.31%) GPRS
19 28 (1.26%) 3GPP
19 28 (1.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.15%) Relational Database
3 69 (3.11%) EDRMS
4 60 (2.70%) IDOL
5 58 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 56 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 53 (2.39%) MySQL
8 48 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 41 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 39 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 38 (1.71%) RDBMS
11 38 (1.71%) Big Data
12 34 (1.53%) NoSQL
12 34 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 24 (1.08%) MS Access
14 24 (1.08%) MongoDB
15 22 (0.99%) DB2
16 21 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (2.12%) TestDirector
2 44 (1.98%) LoadRunner
3 39 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 36 (1.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (1.17%) WinRunner
5 26 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (1.04%) Selenium
7 17 (0.77%) MSI
8 16 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 15 (0.68%) Subversion
10 13 (0.59%) NUnit
10 13 (0.59%) Git (software)
10 13 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
10 13 (0.59%) Moq
11 12 (0.54%) SilkPerformer
11 12 (0.54%) Ant
11 12 (0.54%) Jenkins
12 10 (0.45%) Maven
12 10 (0.45%) MSTest
13 8 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 302 (13.60%) Finance
2 224 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 188 (8.47%) Retail
4 48 (2.16%) Marketing
5 44 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.22%) Legal
7 23 (1.04%) Banking
8 22 (0.99%) French Language
9 20 (0.90%) German Language
10 18 (0.81%) Spanish Language
11 13 (0.59%) Publishing
12 9 (0.41%) Advertising
12 9 (0.41%) Electronics
13 8 (0.36%) Back Office
14 7 (0.32%) Automotive
15 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.14%) Billing
16 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.090%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 563 (25.36%) Support Engineer
2 259 (11.67%) Analyst
3 183 (8.24%) Developer
4 176 (7.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 173 (7.79%) Technical Support
6 140 (6.31%) Consultant
7 128 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 120 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
8 120 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 111 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 111 (5.00%) Architect
10 108 (4.86%) Technical Support Engineer
11 105 (4.73%) IT Support
12 86 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 73 (3.29%) Software Engineer
14 72 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 62 (2.79%) IT Support Engineer
15 62 (2.79%) Senior Support Engineer
16 58 (2.61%) Administrator
17 54 (2.43%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (11.40%) .NET
2 136 (6.13%) XML
3 132 (5.95%) HTML
4 117 (5.27%) ASP.NET
5 84 (3.78%) Web Services
6 80 (3.60%) jQuery
7 79 (3.56%) CSS
8 69 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 63 (2.84%) Ajax
10 59 (2.66%) WCF
11 42 (1.89%) JSON
11 42 (1.89%) .NET Framework
12 40 (1.80%) WPF
12 40 (1.80%) HTML5
13 39 (1.76%) WinForms
14 36 (1.62%) SOAP
15 25 (1.13%) Regular Expression
16 22 (0.99%) Ext JS
17 21 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
17 21 (0.95%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 125 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (5.45%) Clustering
3 115 (5.18%) Blackberry
4 94 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 83 (3.74%) Statistics
6 49 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.21%) Open Source
7 45 (2.03%) Replication
8 42 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 28 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 27 (1.22%) PKI
11 23 (1.04%) Mathematics
12 22 (0.99%) FMCG
13 21 (0.95%) EPoS
14 20 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (0.81%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.81%) User Experience
16 13 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 542 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 537 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 527 (23.74%) Linux
4 405 (18.24%) Windows 7
5 310 (13.96%) UNIX
6 274 (12.34%) Windows XP
7 224 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 107 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 69 (3.11%) Solaris
10 67 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 64 (2.88%) Windows 2000
12 48 (2.16%) CentOS
13 44 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
14 38 (1.71%) Apple iOS
15 34 (1.53%) Android
16 33 (1.49%) Ubuntu
17 32 (1.44%) Windows Vista
18 30 (1.35%) Debian
19 26 (1.17%) SUSE
20 23 (1.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (14.77%) ITIL
2 199 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (5.50%) Incident Management
4 112 (5.05%) Project Management
5 110 (4.95%) Mentoring
6 97 (4.37%) Change Management
7 93 (4.19%) Service Management
8 86 (3.87%) Migration
9 84 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 78 (3.51%) Software Engineering
11 77 (3.47%) Coaching
12 76 (3.42%) Release Management
13 75 (3.38%) Scrum
14 74 (3.33%) Problem Management
15 68 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
15 68 (3.06%) MVC
15 68 (3.06%) OO
15 68 (3.06%) Software Distribution
16 60 (2.70%) SIEM
16 60 (2.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 678 (30.54%) SQL
2 217 (9.77%) C#
3 202 (9.10%) PowerShell
4 131 (5.90%) JavaScript
5 99 (4.46%) C++
6 96 (4.32%) Java
7 62 (2.79%) VBScript
8 61 (2.75%) C
9 53 (2.39%) Python
10 45 (2.03%) VB
11 42 (1.89%) Perl
12 41 (1.85%) PHP
12 41 (1.85%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.35%) Ruby
14 29 (1.31%) VB.NET
15 23 (1.04%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.81%) VC++
17 12 (0.54%) NATURAL
18 10 (0.45%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 507 (22.84%) Security Cleared
2 411 (18.51%) SC Cleared
3 266 (11.98%) DV Cleared
4 198 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 153 (6.89%) MCSE
6 144 (6.49%) Degree
7 98 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
8 88 (3.96%) CCNA
9 74 (3.33%) MCP
10 70 (3.15%) MCITP
11 66 (2.97%) ISEB
12 58 (2.61%) ISTQB
13 56 (2.52%) CISSP
14 51 (2.30%) MCSA
14 51 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 44 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
16 32 (1.44%) MCTS
17 31 (1.40%) CCNP
17 31 (1.40%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (5.54%) SLA
2 77 (3.47%) QA
3 50 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 41 (1.85%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.81%) COBIT
7 10 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.41%) GPG13
9 3 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
System Software
1 833 (37.52%) Active Directory
2 476 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 246 (11.08%) Hyper-V
4 112 (5.05%) vSphere
5 104 (4.68%) XenApp
6 97 (4.37%) VMware ESX
7 85 (3.83%) ISA Server
8 62 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
9 49 (2.21%) XenDesktop
10 38 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 35 (1.58%) Terminal Services
12 23 (1.04%) XenServer
13 16 (0.72%) VMware Server
14 15 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.68%) Firmware
15 12 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
16 10 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
17 7 (0.32%) Samba
18 6 (0.27%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.27%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 211 (9.50%) SCCM
2 117 (5.27%) NetBackup
3 90 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 89 (4.01%) HP Quality Center
5 80 (3.60%) SCOM
6 77 (3.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 38 (1.71%) Netcool
8 34 (1.53%) WSUS
9 32 (1.44%) ARCserve
10 29 (1.31%) Puppet
11 25 (1.13%) Nagios
11 25 (1.13%) Backup Exec
12 19 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
12 19 (0.86%) EdgeSight
13 17 (0.77%) Unicenter
14 15 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
15 13 (0.59%) Legato
15 13 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 11 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 942 (42.43%) Microsoft
2 675 (30.41%) VMware
3 370 (16.67%) Citrix
4 290 (13.06%) Oracle
5 266 (11.98%) Cisco
6 255 (11.49%) HP
7 174 (7.84%) Fujitsu
8 104 (4.68%) Veritas
9 96 (4.32%) Red Hat
10 92 (4.14%) McAfee
11 90 (4.05%) EMC
12 85 (3.83%) Juniper
13 77 (3.47%) Meridio
14 70 (3.15%) IBM
15 60 (2.70%) Symantec
16 51 (2.30%) NetApp
17 46 (2.07%) Sophos
17 46 (2.07%) CheckPoint
18 43 (1.94%) Sybase
19 40 (1.80%) Avaya
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Car + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £65000 - £71500 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + on-call + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65k - 80k per year + 20% Commission
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 per annum + +15% shift +5% on call allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago