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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 288 288 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.38% 18.87% 18.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.08% 48.16% 55.14%
Number of salaries quoted 238 248 302
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
599 598 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.07% 39.19% 33.20%
Number of salaries quoted 497 520 563
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,203
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 211 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 172 (31.62%) Linux
3 168 (30.88%) Degree
4 155 (28.49%) C#
5 126 (23.16%) Computer Science
6 117 (21.51%) Java
7 116 (21.32%) Active Directory
8 112 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
9 108 (19.85%) .NET
10 106 (19.49%) Python
11 103 (18.93%) Software Engineering
12 98 (18.01%) C++
13 88 (16.18%) SQL
14 79 (14.52%) UNIX
15 72 (13.24%) SQL Server
16 69 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
17 66 (12.13%) MS Office
17 66 (12.13%) VMware
18 64 (11.76%) MS Excel
19 63 (11.58%) Citrix
20 62 (11.40%) C
21 61 (11.21%) MS Exchange
22 60 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
23 59 (10.85%) Internet
24 55 (10.11%) NUnit
25 52 (9.56%) Mathematics
25 52 (9.56%) HTML
26 51 (9.38%) JavaScript
26 51 (9.38%) Firewall
26 51 (9.38%) WPF

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.68%) IIS
4 12 (2.21%) Apache
5 11 (2.02%) CloudStack
5 11 (2.02%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 6 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.74%) LiveCycle
10 4 (0.74%) Lync
10 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle Spatial
10 4 (0.74%) Documentum
11 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 66 (12.13%) MS Office
2 64 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.92%) Simulink
4 5 (0.92%) MS Project
5 3 (0.55%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.55%) SunGard APT
2 3 (0.55%) FastVal
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.15%) Office 365
2 25 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (3.86%) SaaS
4 13 (2.39%) Google Apps
5 11 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.47%) PaaS
8 7 (1.29%) IaaS
9 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.74%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.18%) GitHub
11 1 (0.18%) Heroku
11 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.85%) Internet
2 51 (9.38%) Firewall
3 37 (6.80%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.23%) VLAN
5 17 (3.13%) SAN
6 16 (2.94%) LAN
7 15 (2.76%) WAN
7 15 (2.76%) DNS
8 10 (1.84%) Network Security
9 9 (1.65%) DHCP
9 9 (1.65%) VPN
10 8 (1.47%) NAS
11 6 (1.10%) LDAP
11 6 (1.10%) VoIP
11 6 (1.10%) HTTP
12 5 (0.92%) Wireless
12 5 (0.92%) Intranet
13 4 (0.74%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.74%) IPv6
14 2 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.33%) MySQL
3 16 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.02%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.65%) DTS
5 9 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.65%) Big Data
6 8 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.29%) DB2
7 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.92%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.74%) Text Mining
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 55 (10.11%) NUnit
2 48 (8.82%) Rhino Mocks
2 48 (8.82%) Moq
3 41 (7.54%) MSTest
4 20 (3.68%) Visual Studio
5 19 (3.49%) Subversion
6 15 (2.76%) Selenium
6 15 (2.76%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.47%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.29%) QUnit
9 7 (1.29%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.92%) FitNesse
10 5 (0.92%) Firebug
11 4 (0.74%) Hudson
11 4 (0.74%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.74%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.74%) JIRA
11 4 (0.74%) Ant
11 4 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 31 (5.70%) Finance
2 28 (5.15%) Electronics
3 24 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.94%) Military
5 12 (2.21%) Automotive
6 10 (1.84%) Multimedia
7 9 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.65%) Games
7 9 (1.65%) Marketing
7 9 (1.65%) Banking
8 6 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.92%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.74%) Legal
10 4 (0.74%) French Language
10 4 (0.74%) German Language
10 4 (0.74%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.74%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.74%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) Retail
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 144 (26.47%) Developer
2 79 (14.52%) Software Engineer
3 73 (13.42%) Administrator
4 61 (11.21%) Support Engineer
5 43 (7.90%) C# Developer
6 40 (7.35%) Analyst
7 37 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
8 33 (6.07%) IT Support
8 33 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 32 (5.88%) .NET Developer
10 29 (5.33%) Test Engineer
11 26 (4.78%) Graduate
11 26 (4.78%) Junior
12 24 (4.41%) Consultant
13 22 (4.04%) Support Analyst
14 21 (3.86%) Software Developer
14 21 (3.86%) Linux Administrator
14 21 (3.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 21 (3.86%) Senior Software Engineer
15 19 (3.49%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (19.85%) .NET
2 52 (9.56%) HTML
3 51 (9.38%) WPF
4 46 (8.46%) WinForms
5 41 (7.54%) Web Services
5 41 (7.54%) Ninject
5 41 (7.54%) Castle Windsor
5 41 (7.54%) Spring.NET
5 41 (7.54%) Unity DI Container
6 35 (6.43%) ASP.NET
7 31 (5.70%) XML
8 29 (5.33%) WCF
8 29 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (4.04%) .NET Framework
9 22 (4.04%) Razor View Engine
10 20 (3.68%) CSS
11 17 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 14 (2.57%) HTML5
13 10 (1.84%) Django
14 9 (1.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 126 (23.16%) Computer Science
2 52 (9.56%) Mathematics
3 41 (7.54%) Inversion of Control
4 26 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.41%) PKI
6 23 (4.23%) Cryptography
7 22 (4.04%) Embedded Systems
8 21 (3.86%) Open Source
9 20 (3.68%) Mobile App
10 15 (2.76%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.76%) Clustering
11 14 (2.57%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.65%) Physics
13 8 (1.47%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.29%) Device Driver
14 7 (1.29%) User Experience
14 7 (1.29%) iPhone
15 6 (1.10%) EqualLogic
15 6 (1.10%) Firmware
15 6 (1.10%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 172 (31.62%) Linux
2 79 (14.52%) UNIX
3 60 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (9.01%) Windows 7
5 39 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (6.80%) Android
7 27 (4.96%) Windows XP
8 22 (4.04%) Apple iOS
9 19 (3.49%) Solaris
10 12 (2.21%) Windows Phone
11 11 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.84%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.84%) Windows CE
13 9 (1.65%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.29%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.10%) AIX
15 6 (1.10%) HPUX
16 5 (0.92%) VxWorks
16 5 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (18.93%) Software Engineering
3 48 (8.82%) MVVM
3 48 (8.82%) Scrum
4 46 (8.46%) ITIL
4 46 (8.46%) TDD
5 45 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (7.54%) Kanban
6 41 (7.54%) Dependency Injection
7 35 (6.43%) OO
8 34 (6.25%) MVC
9 30 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (5.15%) Multithreading
10 28 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (4.78%) Information Security
12 25 (4.60%) OOP
13 20 (3.68%) Mentoring
14 19 (3.49%) Software Architecture
15 17 (3.13%) Test Scripting
16 16 (2.94%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 155 (28.49%) C#
2 117 (21.51%) Java
3 106 (19.49%) Python
4 98 (18.01%) C++
5 88 (16.18%) SQL
6 62 (11.40%) C
7 51 (9.38%) JavaScript
8 47 (8.64%) Perl
9 36 (6.62%) PowerShell
10 19 (3.49%) VB
11 18 (3.31%) VB.NET
12 15 (2.76%) Ruby
13 14 (2.57%) PHP
13 14 (2.57%) T-SQL
14 11 (2.02%) MATLAB
15 9 (1.65%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.47%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.29%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.29%) Embedded C++
18 4 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (30.88%) Degree
2 69 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (6.25%) MCP
4 24 (4.41%) MCTS
5 21 (3.86%) MCAD
5 21 (3.86%) MCSD
6 16 (2.94%) Security Cleared
7 14 (2.57%) MCSE
8 13 (2.39%) NCDA
9 9 (1.65%) A+ Certification
9 9 (1.65%) CISSP
9 9 (1.65%) MCSA
9 9 (1.65%) MCITP
10 8 (1.47%) NCIE
10 8 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.29%) ISEB
11 7 (1.29%) CCA
11 7 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.92%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.99%) QA
2 17 (3.13%) ISO 9000
3 11 (2.02%) SLA
4 6 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.55%) GAMP
5 3 (0.55%) GCP
5 3 (0.55%) GMP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (21.32%) Active Directory
2 51 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.54%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.29%) XenApp
7 5 (0.92%) vSphere
8 4 (0.74%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.37%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.37%) XenServer
10 2 (0.37%) NFS
11 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.18%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (3.86%) SCCM
2 9 (1.65%) Puppet
3 5 (0.92%) Nagios
4 4 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.37%) Ansible
6 2 (0.37%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 211 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 66 (12.13%) VMware
3 63 (11.58%) Citrix
4 35 (6.43%) Oracle
5 24 (4.41%) Cisco
6 22 (4.04%) NetApp
7 18 (3.31%) HP
8 16 (2.94%) Google
9 14 (2.57%) Red Gate
10 12 (2.21%) Dell
11 11 (2.02%) Apple
12 10 (1.84%) Zoho
12 10 (1.84%) Avaya
12 10 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.65%) QNX
13 9 (1.65%) MathWorks
13 9 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.10%) Mitel
14 6 (1.10%) Sun
14 6 (1.10%) CheckPoint
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