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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 946 1004 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.29% 17.94% 21.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.28% 66.40% 67.39%
Number of salaries quoted 744 815 878
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
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
1406 1512 1696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.70% 27.02% 32.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 1201 1310
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 27 March 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 March 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 -2 405 £40,000 +5.26% 49
Slough +2 115 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Bracknell -1 108 £40,000 - 10
Maidenhead +1 93 £55,000 +57.14% 20
Newbury +1 77 £39,250 +4.66% 9
Windsor -7 15 £50,000 +17.64%
Wokingham +8 3 £38,000 -8.98% 1
Ascot 0 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Hungerford -17 3 £35,000 -28.20%
Thatcham -4 1 £23,500 -6.00% 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 851 (40.99%) Microsoft
2 808 (38.92%) Active Directory
3 643 (30.97%) SQL
4 598 (28.81%) VMware
5 563 (27.12%) Linux
6 479 (23.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 439 (21.15%) Security Cleared
8 436 (21.00%) SQL Server
9 431 (20.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 391 (18.83%) MS Excel
10 391 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 385 (18.55%) TCP/IP
12 364 (17.53%) Firewall
12 364 (17.53%) Windows 7
13 351 (16.91%) ITIL
14 324 (15.61%) SC Cleared
15 316 (15.22%) DNS
16 300 (14.45%) MS Exchange
17 295 (14.21%) Cisco
18 291 (14.02%) UNIX
19 275 (13.25%) .NET
20 264 (12.72%) Citrix
21 259 (12.48%) Finance
22 254 (12.24%) HP
23 241 (11.61%) Hyper-V
24 238 (11.46%) C#
25 237 (11.42%) Oracle
26 234 (11.27%) MS Office
27 231 (11.13%) Windows XP
28 226 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 300 (14.45%) MS Exchange
2 206 (9.92%) IIS
3 203 (9.78%) SharePoint
4 140 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 106 (5.11%) Apache
6 92 (4.43%) Lync
7 81 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 78 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 59 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 50 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 42 (2.02%) Tomcat
12 41 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 36 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
14 34 (1.64%) Live Communications Server
15 33 (1.59%) WebSphere
15 33 (1.59%) Lotus Domino
15 33 (1.59%) JBoss
15 33 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
16 27 (1.30%) CMS
17 17 (0.82%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 391 (18.83%) MS Excel
2 234 (11.27%) MS Office
3 28 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.77%) MS Project
5 7 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.19%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.096%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) Oracle BRM
2 8 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) assyst
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.096%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.096%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.048%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 67 (3.23%) Office 365
2 64 (3.08%) SaaS
3 23 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.67%) PaaS
5 12 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.34%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.19%) IaaS
9 2 (0.096%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 385 (18.55%) TCP/IP
2 364 (17.53%) Firewall
3 316 (15.22%) DNS
4 200 (9.63%) SAN
5 180 (8.67%) WAN
6 177 (8.53%) LAN
7 175 (8.43%) DHCP
8 115 (5.54%) VPN
9 99 (4.77%) Internet
10 83 (4.00%) Network Security
11 64 (3.08%) Wireless
12 63 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
13 59 (2.84%) HTTP
14 48 (2.31%) NAS
15 44 (2.12%) VoIP
16 40 (1.93%) SSL
17 38 (1.83%) iSCSI
18 31 (1.49%) MPLS
18 31 (1.49%) VLAN
19 30 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (3.85%) MySQL
3 67 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 57 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 56 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 50 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 48 (2.31%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 40 (1.93%) EDRMS
10 37 (1.78%) IDOL
11 33 (1.59%) MongoDB
12 32 (1.54%) Big Data
13 31 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 25 (1.20%) DB2
16 23 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 21 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (0.96%) MS Access
19 18 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
20 13 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 39 (1.88%) Visual Studio
2 31 (1.49%) TestDirector
3 28 (1.35%) LoadRunner
4 27 (1.30%) Selenium
5 21 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
7 18 (0.87%) Moq
7 18 (0.87%) NUnit
8 17 (0.82%) Jenkins
9 15 (0.72%) JIRA
10 14 (0.67%) WinRunner
11 13 (0.63%) MSI
11 13 (0.63%) Git (software)
12 12 (0.58%) Maven
12 12 (0.58%) Ant
12 12 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.53%) Subversion
14 10 (0.48%) Hudson
15 8 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 259 (12.48%) Finance
2 187 (9.01%) Telecoms
3 149 (7.18%) Retail
4 42 (2.02%) Marketing
5 41 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.40%) Banking
7 28 (1.35%) Legal
8 26 (1.25%) French Language
9 22 (1.06%) German Language
10 17 (0.82%) Spanish Language
11 16 (0.77%) Publishing
12 14 (0.67%) Automotive
13 8 (0.39%) Electronics
14 7 (0.34%) Advertising
14 7 (0.34%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.34%) Billing
14 7 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.24%) Arabic Language
16 4 (0.19%) Back Office
17 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 474 (22.83%) Support Engineer
2 206 (9.92%) Analyst
3 182 (8.77%) Developer
4 161 (7.76%) Technical Support
5 130 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 119 (5.73%) Technical Engineer
7 115 (5.54%) Architect
8 113 (5.44%) Consultant
9 107 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 107 (5.15%) Technical Support Engineer
10 103 (4.96%) Support Analyst
11 94 (4.53%) IT Support
12 89 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
13 88 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 81 (3.90%) Software Engineer
15 62 (2.99%) Security Engineer
16 58 (2.79%) IT Support Engineer
17 55 (2.65%) Desktop Support
18 54 (2.60%) Administrator
18 54 (2.60%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (13.25%) .NET
2 147 (7.08%) ASP.NET
3 143 (6.89%) HTML
4 127 (6.12%) XML
5 99 (4.77%) CSS
6 88 (4.24%) jQuery
7 86 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 86 (4.14%) Web Services
8 78 (3.76%) Ajax
9 67 (3.23%) WCF
10 54 (2.60%) WPF
11 52 (2.50%) HTML5
12 48 (2.31%) SOAP
13 45 (2.17%) JSON
14 38 (1.83%) .NET Framework
15 37 (1.78%) WinForms
16 31 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
17 28 (1.35%) Regular Expression
18 26 (1.25%) Ext JS
18 26 (1.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 137 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (5.64%) Computer Science
3 88 (4.24%) Blackberry
4 85 (4.09%) Clustering
5 66 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.94%) Statistics
7 51 (2.46%) Replication
8 50 (2.41%) Open Source
9 35 (1.69%) Client/Server
10 28 (1.35%) PKI
11 27 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.87%) Fat Client
12 18 (0.87%) Thin Client
13 17 (0.82%) FMCG
14 16 (0.77%) iPhone
14 16 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (0.77%) Streaming Music
15 14 (0.67%) EPoS
16 13 (0.63%) Celerra
17 12 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 563 (27.12%) Linux
2 479 (23.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 431 (20.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 364 (17.53%) Windows 7
5 291 (14.02%) UNIX
6 231 (11.13%) Windows XP
7 218 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 94 (4.53%) Windows 8
9 88 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (2.84%) Windows 2000
11 55 (2.65%) CentOS
12 50 (2.41%) Solaris
13 36 (1.73%) Mac OS X
13 36 (1.73%) Apple iOS
14 32 (1.54%) Ubuntu
15 31 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
16 28 (1.35%) Debian
17 26 (1.25%) AIX
18 25 (1.20%) Android
19 23 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (16.91%) ITIL
2 187 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (5.92%) Project Management
4 99 (4.77%) Problem Management
5 97 (4.67%) Incident Management
6 85 (4.09%) Migration
6 85 (4.09%) Mentoring
7 83 (4.00%) OO
8 82 (3.95%) Change Management
9 81 (3.90%) Software Engineering
10 80 (3.85%) Service Management
11 77 (3.71%) Scrum
11 77 (3.71%) SIEM
11 77 (3.71%) Root Cause Analysis
12 73 (3.52%) Release Management
12 73 (3.52%) MVC
13 67 (3.23%) Coaching
14 66 (3.18%) Service Delivery
15 60 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
16 59 (2.84%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 643 (30.97%) SQL
2 238 (11.46%) C#
3 199 (9.59%) PowerShell
4 146 (7.03%) JavaScript
5 109 (5.25%) Java
6 98 (4.72%) C++
7 77 (3.71%) C
8 69 (3.32%) Python
9 60 (2.89%) VBScript
9 60 (2.89%) Perl
10 52 (2.50%) PHP
11 43 (2.07%) Ruby
12 42 (2.02%) T-SQL
13 35 (1.69%) VB
14 23 (1.11%) VB.NET
14 23 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.01%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.82%) VC++
17 14 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 439 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 324 (15.61%) SC Cleared
3 226 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 219 (10.55%) DV Cleared
5 187 (9.01%) Degree
6 172 (8.29%) MCSE
7 117 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
8 105 (5.06%) CCNA
9 78 (3.76%) MCITP
10 73 (3.52%) MCP
11 61 (2.94%) CISSP
11 61 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
12 59 (2.84%) MCSA
13 44 (2.12%) ISEB
14 42 (2.02%) ISTQB
15 39 (1.88%) CCNP
16 37 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 26 (1.25%) CISA
18 24 (1.16%) CCA
18 24 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (7.23%) SLA
2 87 (4.19%) QA
3 62 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 47 (2.26%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.87%) COBIT
7 12 (0.58%) GPG13
8 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.39%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.19%) FISMA
11 1 (0.048%) DO-178B
System Software
1 808 (38.92%) Active Directory
2 391 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (11.61%) Hyper-V
4 105 (5.06%) vSphere
5 75 (3.61%) VMware ESX
6 67 (3.23%) XenApp
7 63 (3.03%) ISA Server
8 52 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (1.88%) XenDesktop
10 37 (1.78%) Terminal Services
10 37 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (1.01%) XenServer
12 15 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.53%) Samba
13 11 (0.53%) Firmware
14 8 (0.39%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.39%) vCloud
15 7 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 212 (10.21%) SCCM
2 72 (3.47%) SCOM
3 71 (3.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 67 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 60 (2.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 50 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
7 47 (2.26%) WSUS
8 34 (1.64%) Puppet
9 31 (1.49%) Legato
10 28 (1.35%) ARCserve
11 26 (1.25%) Backup Exec
12 20 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (0.92%) Nagios
13 19 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
14 18 (0.87%) Netcool
15 17 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
16 15 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 15 (0.72%) EdgeSight
17 13 (0.63%) OpenAM
18 10 (0.48%) cPanel
Vendors
1 851 (40.99%) Microsoft
2 598 (28.81%) VMware
3 295 (14.21%) Cisco
4 264 (12.72%) Citrix
5 254 (12.24%) HP
6 237 (11.42%) Oracle
7 114 (5.49%) Red Hat
8 112 (5.39%) Fujitsu
9 93 (4.48%) Juniper
10 89 (4.29%) EMC
11 79 (3.81%) IBM
12 77 (3.71%) Veritas
13 72 (3.47%) McAfee
14 67 (3.23%) NetApp
15 65 (3.13%) Symantec
16 48 (2.31%) Meridio
16 48 (2.31%) CheckPoint
17 44 (2.12%) Sybase
18 40 (1.93%) Dell
18 40 (1.93%) Sophos
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Endeavour Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: pension, BUPA etc
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + pension, BUPA etc
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £25000.00 per annum + On Call
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Commission
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 55000 + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 2 days ago