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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 245 231 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.57% 15.57% 18.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.87% 39.55% 49.09%
Number of salaries quoted 201 178 308
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
546 584 770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.46% 39.35% 37.40%
Number of salaries quoted 453 474 618
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £28,875
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 26 November 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 214 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 184 (34.26%) Linux
3 172 (32.03%) Degree
4 137 (25.51%) C#
5 132 (24.58%) Software Engineering
6 131 (24.39%) Active Directory
7 118 (21.97%) Python
8 116 (21.60%) Computer Science
9 114 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
9 114 (21.23%) C++
10 108 (20.11%) Java
11 92 (17.13%) .NET
12 85 (15.83%) SQL
13 81 (15.08%) C
13 81 (15.08%) UNIX
14 72 (13.41%) MS Exchange
15 69 (12.85%) MS Excel
16 67 (12.48%) SQL Server
17 63 (11.73%) MS Office
18 60 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
18 60 (11.17%) VMware
19 57 (10.61%) Citrix
20 55 (10.24%) Internet
20 55 (10.24%) Windows 7
21 54 (10.06%) ITIL
22 53 (9.87%) Firewall
23 51 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
24 50 (9.31%) Mathematics
25 49 (9.12%) TCP/IP
26 45 (8.38%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 72 (13.41%) MS Exchange
2 43 (8.01%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.98%) IIS
4 13 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.05%) OpenStack
6 11 (2.05%) CloudStack
6 11 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.86%) Lync
8 9 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.49%) Apache
10 5 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.93%) Documentum
10 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.93%) LiveCycle
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle Spatial
11 4 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.37%) iPlanet
Applications
1 69 (12.85%) MS Excel
2 63 (11.73%) MS Office
3 6 (1.12%) Simulink
4 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.74%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.59%) Office 365
2 17 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.79%) SaaS
4 10 (1.86%) PaaS
5 9 (1.68%) IaaS
6 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.74%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.37%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.24%) Internet
2 53 (9.87%) Firewall
3 49 (9.12%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.28%) DNS
5 22 (4.10%) LAN
5 22 (4.10%) WAN
5 22 (4.10%) SAN
6 17 (3.17%) VLAN
7 16 (2.98%) NAS
8 14 (2.61%) VPN
9 13 (2.42%) Network Security
9 13 (2.42%) iSCSI
10 12 (2.23%) Wireless
10 12 (2.23%) DHCP
11 10 (1.86%) HTTP
11 10 (1.86%) VoIP
12 9 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (1.30%) Intranet
13 7 (1.30%) SSL
14 5 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.10%) MySQL
3 12 (2.23%) Big Data
4 10 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.30%) DB2
6 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.93%) Text Mining
8 5 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (0.74%) OLAP
9 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (6.52%) NUnit
2 31 (5.77%) Moq
3 28 (5.21%) Rhino Mocks
4 25 (4.66%) Visual Studio
5 22 (4.10%) MSTest
6 17 (3.17%) Selenium
7 14 (2.61%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.42%) Subversion
9 11 (2.05%) Eclipse
9 11 (2.05%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.30%) QUnit
11 7 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (1.30%) JIRA
12 5 (0.93%) LabVIEW
12 5 (0.93%) Ant
13 4 (0.74%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.74%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.56%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 29 (5.40%) Electronics
2 21 (3.91%) Finance
3 14 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.23%) Military
5 11 (2.05%) Marketing
6 9 (1.68%) Banking
6 9 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.49%) Automotive
8 6 (1.12%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.12%) Games
9 4 (0.74%) Japanese Language
9 4 (0.74%) Back Office
10 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 3 (0.56%) French Language
10 3 (0.56%) German Language
10 3 (0.56%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 113 (21.04%) Developer
2 103 (19.18%) Software Engineer
3 62 (11.55%) Support Engineer
4 60 (11.17%) Administrator
5 43 (8.01%) IT Support
6 36 (6.70%) Analyst
6 36 (6.70%) Systems Administrator
7 35 (6.52%) C# Developer
8 32 (5.96%) Test Engineer
9 29 (5.40%) Senior Software Engineer
10 28 (5.21%) Consultant
11 26 (4.84%) Graduate
12 25 (4.66%) Software Developer
13 24 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
14 23 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (3.91%) .NET Developer
16 20 (3.72%) Support Technician
17 19 (3.54%) Service Analyst
18 18 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
19 17 (3.17%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (17.13%) .NET
2 41 (7.64%) HTML
3 31 (5.77%) WPF
4 29 (5.40%) ASP.NET
5 27 (5.03%) Web Services
5 27 (5.03%) WinForms
6 25 (4.66%) XML
7 21 (3.91%) Spring.NET
7 21 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (3.91%) Castle Windsor
7 21 (3.91%) Ninject
7 21 (3.91%) Unity DI Container
8 19 (3.54%) WCF
9 16 (2.98%) CSS
10 13 (2.42%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.42%) Razor View Engine
11 12 (2.23%) REST
12 10 (1.86%) HTML5
13 9 (1.68%) JCE
14 8 (1.49%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 116 (21.60%) Computer Science
2 50 (9.31%) Mathematics
3 27 (5.03%) Cryptography
4 26 (4.84%) PKI
4 26 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.66%) Open Source
6 23 (4.28%) Embedded Systems
7 21 (3.91%) Inversion of Control
8 20 (3.72%) Mobile App
9 18 (3.35%) Blackberry
10 16 (2.98%) Device Driver
11 12 (2.23%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.68%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.30%) iPhone
14 6 (1.12%) User Experience
14 6 (1.12%) GIS
15 5 (0.93%) Informatics
15 5 (0.93%) Physics
15 5 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 184 (34.26%) Linux
2 81 (15.08%) UNIX
3 55 (10.24%) Windows 7
4 51 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (7.45%) Android
7 29 (5.40%) Windows XP
8 22 (4.10%) Apple iOS
9 16 (2.98%) Windows 8
9 16 (2.98%) Solaris
10 13 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.23%) AIX
11 12 (2.23%) HPUX
12 10 (1.86%) Windows CE
12 10 (1.86%) Windows Phone
13 9 (1.68%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.30%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.93%) CentOS
16 5 (0.93%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (24.58%) Software Engineering
2 114 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (10.06%) ITIL
4 34 (6.33%) OO
5 31 (5.77%) Scrum
6 28 (5.21%) MVVM
7 27 (5.03%) Multithreading
8 26 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (4.66%) Information Security
9 25 (4.66%) TDD
10 23 (4.28%) MVC
10 23 (4.28%) Test Scripting
10 23 (4.28%) Automated Testing
11 22 (4.10%) Software Architecture
12 21 (3.91%) Dependency Injection
12 21 (3.91%) Kanban
12 21 (3.91%) OOP
13 20 (3.72%) Data Protection
14 19 (3.54%) Configuration Management
14 19 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 137 (25.51%) C#
2 118 (21.97%) Python
3 114 (21.23%) C++
4 108 (20.11%) Java
5 85 (15.83%) SQL
6 81 (15.08%) C
7 40 (7.45%) JavaScript
7 40 (7.45%) Perl
8 33 (6.15%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.42%) MATLAB
10 11 (2.05%) PHP
11 10 (1.86%) Ruby
12 8 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.30%) VB
13 7 (1.30%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.12%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.93%) Embedded C++
16 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.74%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 172 (32.03%) Degree
2 60 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (5.77%) MCP
4 18 (3.35%) MCTS
5 17 (3.17%) Security Cleared
6 16 (2.98%) NCDA
6 16 (2.98%) MCSE
7 13 (2.42%) MCSA
8 11 (2.05%) MCAD
8 11 (2.05%) MCSD
8 11 (2.05%) NCIE
8 11 (2.05%) MCITP
8 11 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.86%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.68%) ISEB
11 8 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.30%) CISSP
13 6 (1.12%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.93%) CCA
14 5 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.89%) QA
2 23 (4.28%) SLA
3 19 (3.54%) ISO 9000
4 12 (2.23%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.56%) GAMP
5 3 (0.56%) GCP
5 3 (0.56%) GMP
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) JTAG
System Software
1 131 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.38%) Hyper-V
3 41 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.49%) XenApp
5 8 (1.49%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.49%) Firmware
6 7 (1.30%) Xen
6 7 (1.30%) XenServer
7 6 (1.12%) vSphere
8 4 (0.74%) NFS
9 3 (0.56%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.37%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (4.66%) SCCM
2 8 (1.49%) Puppet
3 6 (1.12%) Ansible
4 4 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.56%) Nagios
5 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.56%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.37%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.19%) SCOM
7 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.19%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 214 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.17%) VMware
3 57 (10.61%) Citrix
4 38 (7.08%) Oracle
5 26 (4.84%) NetApp
6 22 (4.10%) HP
7 18 (3.35%) Cisco
8 16 (2.98%) Apple
9 15 (2.79%) Dell
10 14 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.42%) Mitel
12 9 (1.68%) QNX
12 9 (1.68%) MathWorks
12 9 (1.68%) Red Gate
13 8 (1.49%) Google
13 8 (1.49%) EMC
14 6 (1.12%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.93%) Symantec
15 5 (0.93%) Avaya
15 5 (0.93%) Adobe
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