The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 279 316 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.44% 19.15% 22.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.29% 54.39% 63.12%
Number of salaries quoted 229 274 318
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,800 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
616 581 648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.09% 35.21% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 495 509 531
Average salary £41,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
Cambridgeshire

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 31 July 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 189 (34.49%) Linux
2 182 (33.21%) Microsoft
3 175 (31.93%) Degree
4 153 (27.92%) C#
5 124 (22.63%) Java
6 120 (21.90%) .NET
7 119 (21.72%) Computer Science
8 115 (20.99%) Active Directory
9 99 (18.07%) Python
10 96 (17.52%) SQL
11 95 (17.34%) Software Engineering
12 89 (16.24%) SQL Server
13 88 (16.06%) C++
14 79 (14.42%) UNIX
15 71 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
16 70 (12.77%) MS Office
16 70 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 65 (11.86%) Internet
17 65 (11.86%) VMware
18 64 (11.68%) MS Excel
18 64 (11.68%) MS Exchange
19 63 (11.50%) ITIL
20 62 (11.31%) WPF
21 59 (10.77%) Perl
21 59 (10.77%) NUnit
22 56 (10.22%) TDD
22 56 (10.22%) JavaScript
22 56 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
22 56 (10.22%) MVVM
23 55 (10.04%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (11.68%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.65%) IIS
4 17 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.92%) Apache
6 14 (2.55%) Lync
7 12 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.82%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.46%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.46%) CloudStack
10 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 5 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.55%) CMS
13 2 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 70 (12.77%) MS Office
2 64 (11.68%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.28%) MS Project
3 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.82%) FastVal
1 10 (1.82%) SunGard APT
2 4 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.20%) SaaS
3 19 (3.47%) Office 365
4 13 (2.37%) Google Apps
5 11 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.46%) PaaS
7 7 (1.28%) IaaS
7 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.73%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.18%) Heroku
9 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.86%) Internet
2 55 (10.04%) TCP/IP
3 47 (8.58%) Firewall
4 36 (6.57%) LAN
5 23 (4.20%) VLAN
6 20 (3.65%) DNS
7 19 (3.47%) SAN
8 18 (3.28%) WAN
9 17 (3.10%) DHCP
10 14 (2.55%) NAS
10 14 (2.55%) LDAP
11 11 (2.01%) Network Security
12 9 (1.64%) VPN
13 7 (1.28%) Wireless
13 7 (1.28%) VoIP
14 6 (1.09%) HTTP
15 4 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.73%) IP Telephony
16 3 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
16 3 (0.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.84%) MySQL
3 20 (3.65%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.55%) DTS
6 14 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.64%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.91%) Text Mining
11 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.73%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 59 (10.77%) NUnit
2 54 (9.85%) Rhino Mocks
2 54 (9.85%) Moq
3 52 (9.49%) MSTest
4 23 (4.20%) Subversion
5 19 (3.47%) Visual Studio
6 18 (3.28%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.01%) Selenium
7 11 (2.01%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.28%) Firebug
9 7 (1.28%) FitNesse
10 6 (1.09%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.91%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.91%) JIRA
12 4 (0.73%) QUnit
12 4 (0.73%) Maven
13 3 (0.55%) Hudson
14 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.36%) SCons
General
1 50 (9.12%) Finance
2 28 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.38%) Electronics
4 14 (2.55%) Banking
5 13 (2.37%) Automotive
6 11 (2.01%) Military
6 11 (2.01%) Marketing
7 10 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.82%) Games
8 6 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.09%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.91%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.73%) French Language
10 4 (0.73%) German Language
10 4 (0.73%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.73%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.73%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 161 (29.38%) Developer
2 81 (14.78%) Software Engineer
3 71 (12.96%) Administrator
4 60 (10.95%) Support Engineer
5 49 (8.94%) C# Developer
6 47 (8.58%) Analyst
7 46 (8.39%) .NET Developer
8 41 (7.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 34 (6.20%) Systems Administrator
10 33 (6.02%) Junior
11 32 (5.84%) IT Support
12 31 (5.66%) Graduate
13 27 (4.93%) Graduate Developer
13 27 (4.93%) Test Engineer
14 25 (4.56%) Support Analyst
14 25 (4.56%) Junior Developer
15 23 (4.20%) Junior .NET Developer
16 22 (4.01%) Graduate .NET Developer
16 22 (4.01%) Software Developer
16 22 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (21.90%) .NET
2 62 (11.31%) WPF
3 54 (9.85%) WinForms
4 51 (9.31%) HTML
5 50 (9.12%) Castle Windsor
5 50 (9.12%) Ninject
5 50 (9.12%) Spring.NET
5 50 (9.12%) Unity DI Container
6 43 (7.85%) Web Services
7 42 (7.66%) ASP.NET
8 35 (6.39%) WCF
9 32 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (5.47%) .NET Framework
11 27 (4.93%) CSS
11 27 (4.93%) XML
12 25 (4.56%) Razor View Engine
13 23 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 21 (3.83%) J2EE
15 17 (3.10%) HTML5
16 15 (2.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 119 (21.72%) Computer Science
2 50 (9.12%) Inversion of Control
3 46 (8.39%) Mathematics
4 27 (4.93%) Clustering
5 21 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.83%) Open Source
6 19 (3.47%) PKI
7 18 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
7 18 (3.28%) Cryptography
8 15 (2.74%) Firmware
8 15 (2.74%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.37%) Grid Computing
10 10 (1.82%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.64%) Physics
12 8 (1.46%) Device Driver
13 6 (1.09%) EqualLogic
13 6 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
13 6 (1.09%) Informatics
14 5 (0.91%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 189 (34.49%) Linux
2 79 (14.42%) UNIX
3 71 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (8.39%) Windows 7
6 42 (7.66%) Android
7 29 (5.29%) Apple iOS
8 26 (4.74%) Windows XP
9 24 (4.38%) Solaris
10 23 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.92%) Windows Phone
12 13 (2.37%) Mac OS X
12 13 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.01%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.82%) Windows CE
15 5 (0.91%) VxWorks
15 5 (0.91%) AIX
15 5 (0.91%) HPUX
15 5 (0.91%) Windows Phone 8
16 4 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (17.34%) Software Engineering
2 63 (11.50%) ITIL
3 56 (10.22%) TDD
3 56 (10.22%) MVVM
4 54 (9.85%) Scrum
4 54 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (9.12%) Kanban
5 50 (9.12%) Dependency Injection
6 44 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (7.30%) MVC
8 39 (7.12%) OO
9 38 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (6.57%) Multithreading
11 30 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (5.11%) OOP
13 27 (4.93%) Incident Management
14 22 (4.01%) Web Application Development
15 19 (3.47%) Information Security
15 19 (3.47%) Software Architecture
16 18 (3.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (27.92%) C#
2 124 (22.63%) Java
3 99 (18.07%) Python
4 96 (17.52%) SQL
5 88 (16.06%) C++
6 59 (10.77%) Perl
7 56 (10.22%) JavaScript
8 49 (8.94%) C
9 28 (5.11%) VB
9 28 (5.11%) VB.NET
10 21 (3.83%) PowerShell
11 20 (3.65%) T-SQL
12 19 (3.47%) Ruby
13 18 (3.28%) Bash Shell
14 15 (2.74%) PHP
15 13 (2.37%) Objective-C
16 8 (1.46%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.28%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.28%) Embedded C++
18 5 (0.91%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 175 (31.93%) Degree
2 70 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (5.66%) MCP
4 27 (4.93%) MCTS
5 25 (4.56%) MCAD
5 25 (4.56%) MCSD
6 15 (2.74%) MCITP
7 13 (2.37%) MCSE
7 13 (2.37%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.19%) MCSA
9 11 (2.01%) ISEB
10 10 (1.82%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.64%) CCNA
12 8 (1.46%) CISSP
13 6 (1.09%) NCDA
13 6 (1.09%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.91%) CCA
14 5 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.39%) QA
2 13 (2.37%) ISO 9000
2 13 (2.37%) SLA
3 7 (1.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (1.28%) GAMP
3 7 (1.28%) GCP
3 7 (1.28%) GMP
4 3 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 115 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 56 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (7.66%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.91%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.73%) XenApp
5 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.73%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) Varnish
7 1 (0.18%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (4.56%) SCCM
2 17 (3.10%) Puppet
3 13 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.28%) Nagios
4 7 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.36%) Ansible
6 2 (0.36%) Opsview
6 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.36%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 182 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 65 (11.86%) VMware
3 48 (8.76%) Citrix
4 38 (6.93%) Oracle
5 29 (5.29%) Cisco
6 16 (2.92%) Red Gate
7 15 (2.74%) Google
7 15 (2.74%) HP
8 12 (2.19%) NetApp
9 11 (2.01%) Sun
10 10 (1.82%) Zoho
10 10 (1.82%) SunGard
10 10 (1.82%) Apple
10 10 (1.82%) Avaya
10 10 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.64%) QNX
12 8 (1.46%) Dell
12 8 (1.46%) Symantec
13 7 (1.28%) Veeam
14 6 (1.09%) Red Hat
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