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 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 13 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 252 277 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.31% 16.52% 20.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.50% 49.46% 52.36%
Number of salaries quoted 218 235 330
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
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
499 560 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.27% 33.39% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 434 467 629
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £57,500
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 27 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 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 (39.53%) Linux
2 183 (35.81%) Microsoft
3 167 (32.68%) Degree
4 146 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 132 (25.83%) C++
6 114 (22.31%) Active Directory
7 110 (21.53%) SQL
8 109 (21.33%) SQL Server
9 104 (20.35%) Python
10 103 (20.16%) Java
11 101 (19.77%) C#
11 101 (19.77%) VMware
11 101 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
12 92 (18.00%) Computer Science
13 88 (17.22%) C
14 87 (17.03%) UNIX
15 78 (15.26%) .NET
16 71 (13.89%) Android
17 65 (12.72%) TCP/IP
18 57 (11.15%) MS Exchange
19 56 (10.96%) HTML
20 55 (10.76%) JavaScript
20 55 (10.76%) MS Excel
21 54 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
22 51 (9.98%) ITIL
23 46 (9.00%) Windows 7
24 45 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
25 43 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
26 42 (8.22%) ASP.NET
26 42 (8.22%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 57 (11.15%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 23 (4.50%) IIS
5 21 (4.11%) Tomcat
6 19 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.13%) Apache
7 16 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.74%) Lync
9 13 (2.54%) JBoss
10 10 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.76%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.76%) Zope
11 9 (1.76%) Plone
12 6 (1.17%) CloudStack
12 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.98%) CMS
14 4 (0.78%) Node.js
14 4 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 55 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.48%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.59%) Tridion
2 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.31%) Office 365
2 14 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.57%) SaaS
4 5 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.78%) PaaS
6 3 (0.59%) IaaS
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 65 (12.72%) TCP/IP
2 39 (7.63%) Internet
2 39 (7.63%) Firewall
3 33 (6.46%) DNS
4 29 (5.68%) SAN
5 28 (5.48%) WAN
6 21 (4.11%) LAN
7 20 (3.91%) DHCP
8 18 (3.52%) Network Security
9 17 (3.33%) VPN
10 15 (2.94%) Ethernet
11 14 (2.74%) Wireless
12 13 (2.54%) VoIP
12 13 (2.54%) HTTP
13 12 (2.35%) VLAN
13 12 (2.35%) SSL
14 10 (1.96%) MPLS
15 8 (1.57%) ICMP
15 8 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (3.91%) MySQL
5 15 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.98%) Big Data
8 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.59%) Text Mining
10 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.59%) DB2
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 37 (7.24%) Jenkins
2 28 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 20 (3.91%) Selenium
4 13 (2.54%) JIRA
4 13 (2.54%) Moq
5 10 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.96%) SpecFlow
5 10 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.57%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.37%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.17%) CruiseControl
9 5 (0.98%) Subversion
9 5 (0.98%) Maven
9 5 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.78%) SCons
11 3 (0.59%) QUnit
11 3 (0.59%) MSTest
11 3 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 36 (7.05%) Electronics
2 20 (3.91%) Finance
3 15 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.15%) Marketing
4 11 (2.15%) Automotive
5 8 (1.57%) Banking
6 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.98%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.59%) Japanese Language
8 3 (0.59%) Advertising
8 3 (0.59%) Games
8 3 (0.59%) Military
9 2 (0.39%) Retail
9 2 (0.39%) French Language
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 133 (26.03%) Software Engineer
2 99 (19.37%) Developer
3 49 (9.59%) Support Engineer
4 40 (7.83%) Administrator
5 39 (7.63%) Software Developer
5 39 (7.63%) IT Support
6 38 (7.44%) Consultant
7 31 (6.07%) Analyst
8 30 (5.87%) Systems Administrator
9 22 (4.31%) Programmer
10 21 (4.11%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.11%) Test Engineer
10 21 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
10 21 (4.11%) C++ Software Engineer
11 19 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (3.33%) Graduate
12 17 (3.33%) Java Developer
12 17 (3.33%) Support Technician
12 17 (3.33%) AWS Developer
13 16 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (15.26%) .NET
2 56 (10.96%) HTML
3 42 (8.22%) ASP.NET
4 41 (8.02%) Web Services
5 32 (6.26%) CSS
6 31 (6.07%) jQuery
7 22 (4.31%) HTML5
8 20 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (3.91%) J2EE
8 20 (3.91%) XML
9 16 (3.13%) MFC
10 14 (2.74%) WCF
11 10 (1.96%) Ajax
11 10 (1.96%) SOAP
11 10 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (1.96%) Java EE
12 9 (1.76%) REST
12 9 (1.76%) CSS3
12 9 (1.76%) JSP
12 9 (1.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 92 (18.00%) Computer Science
2 42 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.65%) Mathematics
4 22 (4.31%) Device Driver
5 18 (3.52%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (3.33%) Cryptography
7 13 (2.54%) PKI
7 13 (2.54%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.54%) Open Source
7 13 (2.54%) Internet of Things
8 11 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.96%) Pocket PC
10 6 (1.17%) Life Science
10 6 (1.17%) Informatics
11 5 (0.98%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.98%) Physics
11 5 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (0.98%) Replication
11 5 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 202 (39.53%) Linux
2 87 (17.03%) UNIX
3 71 (13.89%) Android
4 54 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (9.00%) Windows 7
6 38 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (7.24%) Apple iOS
8 29 (5.68%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.54%) Mac OS X
11 12 (2.35%) Solaris
12 11 (2.15%) Debian
13 10 (1.96%) Windows Phone
14 9 (1.76%) CentOS
14 9 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (1.76%) AIX
14 9 (1.76%) HPUX
15 8 (1.57%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.98%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 101 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (9.98%) ITIL
4 41 (8.02%) OO
5 30 (5.87%) Unit Testing
6 29 (5.68%) Scrum
7 27 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (4.89%) Configuration Management
9 23 (4.50%) Automated Testing
10 21 (4.11%) MVC
11 19 (3.72%) Service Delivery
12 18 (3.52%) Software Testing
12 18 (3.52%) Data Protection
13 17 (3.33%) Test Automation
13 17 (3.33%) Android Development
13 17 (3.33%) Manual Testing
14 16 (3.13%) Test Scripting
14 16 (3.13%) Information Security
14 16 (3.13%) Multithreading
15 15 (2.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 132 (25.83%) C++
2 110 (21.53%) SQL
3 104 (20.35%) Python
4 103 (20.16%) Java
5 101 (19.77%) C#
6 88 (17.22%) C
7 55 (10.76%) JavaScript
8 40 (7.83%) Perl
9 35 (6.85%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.52%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.94%) Objective-C
12 10 (1.96%) PHP
13 8 (1.57%) Assembly Language
13 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.57%) Ruby
14 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.98%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.98%) XAML
16 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (32.68%) Degree
2 43 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (4.11%) MCITP
4 17 (3.33%) MCP
5 16 (3.13%) MCSE
6 13 (2.54%) MCSA
7 12 (2.35%) MCDST
7 12 (2.35%) Security Cleared
8 10 (1.96%) ISEB
9 9 (1.76%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.76%) LPIC
10 8 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.57%) CCNA
11 7 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.78%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.78%) JNCIA
13 4 (0.78%) MCTS
13 4 (0.78%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.09%) SLA
2 24 (4.70%) QA
3 11 (2.15%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) JTAG
6 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
System Software
1 114 (22.31%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.76%) Firmware
5 8 (1.57%) Terminal Server
6 7 (1.37%) vSphere
6 7 (1.37%) Xen
7 4 (0.78%) NFS
7 4 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.78%) XenApp
8 3 (0.59%) XenServer
8 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.59%) Postfix
8 3 (0.59%) KVM
8 3 (0.59%) iptables
9 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 29 (5.68%) SCCM
2 7 (1.37%) Puppet
3 6 (1.17%) SCOM
4 5 (0.98%) Ansible
5 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.59%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.59%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.39%) Nagios
7 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.39%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.20%) MOM
8 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 183 (35.81%) Microsoft
2 101 (19.77%) VMware
3 41 (8.02%) Oracle
3 41 (8.02%) Citrix
4 37 (7.24%) HP
4 37 (7.24%) Cisco
5 25 (4.89%) Red Hat
6 20 (3.91%) 3PAR
7 13 (2.54%) IBM
8 12 (2.35%) NetApp
9 10 (1.96%) Sitecore
9 10 (1.96%) Veeam
10 9 (1.76%) Dell
10 9 (1.76%) Perforce
11 8 (1.57%) EMC
11 8 (1.57%) Apple
12 7 (1.37%) Juniper
13 6 (1.17%) Mitel
14 5 (0.98%) Google
14 5 (0.98%) WatchGuard
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