The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 254 242 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.35% 16.19% 18.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.80% 46.81% 47.19%
Number of salaries quoted 210 205 276
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
Windows
Cambridgeshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
500 517 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.15% 34.58% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 418 430 589
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £25,548
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Windows
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows Salary Trend in Cambridge

Windows
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

1 202 (38.40%) Linux
2 188 (35.74%) Microsoft
3 168 (31.94%) Degree
4 146 (27.76%) Software Engineering
5 127 (24.14%) C++
6 122 (23.19%) Active Directory
7 106 (20.15%) SQL
8 105 (19.96%) C#
8 105 (19.96%) Python
8 105 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
9 104 (19.77%) SQL Server
10 100 (19.01%) Java
11 95 (18.06%) VMware
12 94 (17.87%) Computer Science
13 91 (17.30%) C
14 89 (16.92%) .NET
15 82 (15.59%) UNIX
16 66 (12.55%) Android
17 63 (11.98%) TCP/IP
18 61 (11.60%) MS Exchange
19 56 (10.65%) ITIL
19 56 (10.65%) MS Excel
20 52 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
21 50 (9.51%) JavaScript
21 50 (9.51%) Windows 7
22 49 (9.32%) Firewall
22 49 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
23 48 (9.13%) HTML
23 48 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
24 45 (8.56%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 61 (11.60%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.98%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.94%) IIS
4 23 (4.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (3.04%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.09%) JBoss
8 11 (2.09%) Lync
9 9 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.71%) Apache
10 8 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.14%) CloudStack
11 6 (1.14%) Zope
11 6 (1.14%) Plone
12 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.76%) Node.js
12 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 56 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 32 (6.08%) MS Office
3 3 (0.57%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.19%) Simulink
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.57%) Tridion
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.80%) Office 365
2 14 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.52%) SaaS
4 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.76%) PaaS
6 3 (0.57%) IaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 63 (11.98%) TCP/IP
2 49 (9.32%) Firewall
3 44 (8.37%) Internet
4 34 (6.46%) DNS
5 31 (5.89%) SAN
6 28 (5.32%) WAN
7 21 (3.99%) LAN
8 20 (3.80%) DHCP
9 18 (3.42%) Network Security
10 17 (3.23%) VPN
11 16 (3.04%) Ethernet
12 14 (2.66%) HTTP
12 14 (2.66%) VLAN
13 13 (2.47%) Wireless
13 13 (2.47%) VoIP
14 11 (2.09%) SSL
14 11 (2.09%) MPLS
14 11 (2.09%) NAS
15 9 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (1.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.23%) MySQL
5 15 (2.85%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.95%) Big Data
8 5 (0.95%) DB2
9 3 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.57%) Text Mining
9 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 37 (7.03%) Jenkins
2 33 (6.27%) Visual Studio
3 20 (3.80%) Selenium
4 15 (2.85%) Moq
5 12 (2.28%) JIRA
6 10 (1.90%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.71%) SpecFlow
7 9 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.33%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (1.33%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.14%) NUnit
9 6 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (0.95%) QUnit
10 5 (0.95%) CruiseControl
10 5 (0.95%) Maven
10 5 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.95%) LabVIEW
11 4 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 37 (7.03%) Electronics
2 17 (3.23%) Finance
3 12 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.90%) Marketing
5 9 (1.71%) Banking
5 9 (1.71%) Automotive
6 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.95%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.57%) Japanese Language
7 3 (0.57%) Advertising
7 3 (0.57%) Games
7 3 (0.57%) Military
8 2 (0.38%) Retail
8 2 (0.38%) French Language
8 2 (0.38%) German Language
8 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.19%) Law
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 133 (25.29%) Software Engineer
2 104 (19.77%) Developer
3 45 (8.56%) Support Engineer
4 41 (7.79%) Software Developer
5 38 (7.22%) Consultant
5 38 (7.22%) IT Support
6 37 (7.03%) Administrator
7 36 (6.84%) Analyst
8 28 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
9 24 (4.56%) Test Engineer
10 22 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 22 (4.18%) Programmer
10 22 (4.18%) Graduate
11 21 (3.99%) Senior Software Engineer
11 21 (3.99%) C++ Software Engineer
12 18 (3.42%) Software Test Engineer
12 18 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (3.42%) Service Analyst
13 17 (3.23%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (16.92%) .NET
2 48 (9.13%) HTML
3 41 (7.79%) Web Services
4 40 (7.60%) ASP.NET
5 30 (5.70%) CSS
6 26 (4.94%) jQuery
7 21 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (3.99%) HTML5
8 20 (3.80%) J2EE
9 19 (3.61%) XML
10 16 (3.04%) WCF
11 12 (2.28%) WPF
12 11 (2.09%) REST
13 10 (1.90%) CSS3
13 10 (1.90%) Java EE
13 10 (1.90%) SOAP
13 10 (1.90%) MFC
14 9 (1.71%) JSP
14 9 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (1.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 94 (17.87%) Computer Science
2 37 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.84%) Mathematics
4 25 (4.75%) Device Driver
5 17 (3.23%) Cryptography
5 17 (3.23%) Open Source
5 17 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
6 15 (2.85%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.66%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.47%) PKI
8 13 (2.47%) Internet of Things
9 11 (2.09%) Blackberry
10 10 (1.90%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.33%) Physics
12 6 (1.14%) Life Science
12 6 (1.14%) Informatics
12 6 (1.14%) Pocket PC
13 5 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (0.95%) GIS
13 5 (0.95%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 202 (38.40%) Linux
2 82 (15.59%) UNIX
3 66 (12.55%) Android
4 52 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (9.51%) Windows 7
6 36 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (6.08%) Apple iOS
8 30 (5.70%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.47%) Mac OS X
10 12 (2.28%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.28%) Solaris
11 11 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.90%) Windows Phone
13 9 (1.71%) AIX
13 9 (1.71%) HPUX
14 7 (1.33%) CentOS
15 6 (1.14%) Debian
16 5 (0.95%) Windows CE
16 5 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (27.76%) Software Engineering
2 105 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (10.65%) ITIL
4 45 (8.56%) OO
5 30 (5.70%) Scrum
6 29 (5.51%) Unit Testing
7 27 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (4.94%) Automated Testing
9 23 (4.37%) MVC
9 23 (4.37%) Configuration Management
10 20 (3.80%) Service Delivery
11 18 (3.42%) Multithreading
11 18 (3.42%) Manual Testing
11 18 (3.42%) Data Protection
11 18 (3.42%) DevOps
12 17 (3.23%) Test Scripting
12 17 (3.23%) Android Development
12 17 (3.23%) Software Testing
12 17 (3.23%) Information Security
13 16 (3.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 127 (24.14%) C++
2 106 (20.15%) SQL
3 105 (19.96%) C#
3 105 (19.96%) Python
4 100 (19.01%) Java
5 91 (17.30%) C
6 50 (9.51%) JavaScript
7 37 (7.03%) Perl
8 30 (5.70%) Bash Shell
9 20 (3.80%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.90%) Objective-C
11 9 (1.71%) PHP
12 8 (1.52%) Ruby
12 8 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.52%) Assembly Language
13 5 (0.95%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.95%) XAML
14 4 (0.76%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (31.94%) Degree
2 48 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (3.99%) MCP
4 19 (3.61%) MCITP
5 18 (3.42%) MCSE
6 15 (2.85%) MCSA
7 14 (2.66%) VCP4
8 12 (2.28%) MCDST
8 12 (2.28%) Security Cleared
9 11 (2.09%) ISEB
10 9 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.71%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.33%) CCNA
12 6 (1.14%) LPIC
13 5 (0.95%) NCDA
13 5 (0.95%) NCIE
13 5 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.76%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.13%) SLA
2 26 (4.94%) QA
3 11 (2.09%) ISO 9000
4 8 (1.52%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) JTAG
6 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 122 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (7.03%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.71%) Firmware
4 9 (1.71%) vSphere
5 8 (1.52%) Xen
6 7 (1.33%) XenServer
7 6 (1.14%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.95%) XenApp
8 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.76%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.76%) NFS
10 2 (0.38%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.19%) KVM
11 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 26 (4.94%) SCCM
2 7 (1.33%) Puppet
3 6 (1.14%) SCOM
4 5 (0.95%) Ansible
5 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.57%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.38%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.38%) Nagios
6 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.19%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.19%) MOM
7 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 188 (35.74%) Microsoft
2 95 (18.06%) VMware
3 45 (8.56%) Citrix
4 38 (7.22%) Oracle
5 36 (6.84%) Cisco
6 32 (6.08%) HP
7 17 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.04%) 3PAR
9 15 (2.85%) NetApp
10 13 (2.47%) IBM
11 12 (2.28%) Mitel
12 9 (1.71%) Sitecore
12 9 (1.71%) Apple
12 9 (1.71%) EMC
13 8 (1.52%) Dell
13 8 (1.52%) Perforce
14 6 (1.14%) Veeam
14 6 (1.14%) Juniper
14 6 (1.14%) WatchGuard
14 6 (1.14%) Imperva
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