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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 269 218 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.19% 14.77% 18.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.90% 38.38% 48.95%
Number of salaries quoted 215 162 279
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
586 568 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 33.09% 38.48% 37.46%
Number of salaries quoted 473 453 561
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,500
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 18 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 225 (40.39%) Microsoft
2 200 (35.91%) Linux
3 177 (31.78%) Degree
4 138 (24.78%) Software Engineering
5 137 (24.60%) Active Directory
6 129 (23.16%) C#
7 115 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
8 113 (20.29%) C++
9 112 (20.11%) Python
10 111 (19.93%) Computer Science
11 109 (19.57%) Java
12 95 (17.06%) SQL
13 89 (15.98%) .NET
14 85 (15.26%) UNIX
15 80 (14.36%) C
16 78 (14.00%) SQL Server
17 72 (12.93%) MS Excel
17 72 (12.93%) MS Exchange
18 69 (12.39%) MS Office
19 68 (12.21%) VMware
20 61 (10.95%) ITIL
21 60 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
22 59 (10.59%) Windows 7
23 56 (10.05%) Citrix
23 56 (10.05%) TCP/IP
23 56 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
24 54 (9.69%) Firewall
25 53 (9.52%) Internet
26 49 (8.80%) Hyper-V
27 46 (8.26%) Mathematics

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (12.93%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.90%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.69%) IIS
4 13 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (1.80%) Lync
5 10 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.62%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.62%) CloudStack
7 7 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.08%) Apache
8 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.90%) Documentum
9 5 (0.90%) LiveCycle
10 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.72%) iPlanet
10 4 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 72 (12.93%) MS Excel
2 69 (12.39%) MS Office
3 6 (1.08%) Simulink
4 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.21%) Office 365
2 14 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.51%) SaaS
3 12 (2.15%) PaaS
4 10 (1.80%) IaaS
5 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.54%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.05%) TCP/IP
2 54 (9.69%) Firewall
3 53 (9.52%) Internet
4 32 (5.75%) DNS
5 24 (4.31%) LAN
5 24 (4.31%) WAN
6 22 (3.95%) SAN
7 18 (3.23%) DHCP
8 16 (2.87%) NAS
9 15 (2.69%) VLAN
9 15 (2.69%) Network Security
10 13 (2.33%) iSCSI
10 13 (2.33%) VoIP
11 12 (2.15%) VPN
12 11 (1.97%) Wireless
13 9 (1.62%) HTTP
13 9 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.26%) Intranet
15 6 (1.08%) SSL
16 5 (0.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.95%) MySQL
3 15 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.33%) Big Data
5 12 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.08%) DB2
8 6 (1.08%) Text Mining
9 5 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (0.72%) OLAP
11 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (5.39%) NUnit
2 27 (4.85%) Visual Studio
2 27 (4.85%) Moq
3 24 (4.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 19 (3.41%) MSTest
5 18 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.69%) Selenium
7 12 (2.15%) Git (software)
7 12 (2.15%) Eclipse
7 12 (2.15%) Subversion
8 8 (1.44%) JIRA
8 8 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (1.08%) Ant
10 6 (1.08%) LabVIEW
10 6 (1.08%) QUnit
11 5 (0.90%) Maven
12 4 (0.72%) JUnit
13 3 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 32 (5.75%) Electronics
2 18 (3.23%) Finance
3 12 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.62%) Marketing
4 9 (1.62%) Military
5 8 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.44%) Automotive
6 7 (1.26%) Banking
6 7 (1.26%) Multimedia
7 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.72%) Back Office
8 4 (0.72%) Games
8 4 (0.72%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.54%) French Language
9 3 (0.54%) German Language
9 3 (0.54%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 114 (20.47%) Developer
2 101 (18.13%) Software Engineer
3 62 (11.13%) Support Engineer
4 58 (10.41%) Administrator
5 48 (8.62%) IT Support
6 41 (7.36%) Analyst
7 40 (7.18%) Consultant
8 39 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
9 31 (5.57%) Test Engineer
10 30 (5.39%) C# Developer
10 30 (5.39%) Software Developer
10 30 (5.39%) Systems Engineer
11 24 (4.31%) Graduate
11 24 (4.31%) Senior Software Engineer
12 23 (4.13%) Service Desk Analyst
12 23 (4.13%) Service Analyst
13 21 (3.77%) Support Technician
14 20 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
15 18 (3.23%) .NET Developer
15 18 (3.23%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.98%) .NET
2 45 (8.08%) HTML
3 28 (5.03%) ASP.NET
3 28 (5.03%) WPF
4 27 (4.85%) Web Services
5 26 (4.67%) XML
6 24 (4.31%) WinForms
7 21 (3.77%) CSS
8 20 (3.59%) WCF
8 20 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (3.23%) Spring.NET
9 18 (3.23%) Castle Windsor
9 18 (3.23%) Ninject
9 18 (3.23%) Unity DI Container
10 13 (2.33%) HTML5
10 13 (2.33%) jQuery
11 12 (2.15%) REST
11 12 (2.15%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.97%) Razor View Engine
13 9 (1.62%) JCE
Miscellaneous
1 111 (19.93%) Computer Science
2 46 (8.26%) Mathematics
3 29 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.49%) Cryptography
5 24 (4.31%) Open Source
6 21 (3.77%) PKI
7 20 (3.59%) Device Driver
7 20 (3.59%) Embedded Systems
8 18 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 18 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
8 18 (3.23%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.44%) GIS
10 8 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.26%) iPhone
11 7 (1.26%) Life Science
11 7 (1.26%) Informatics
11 7 (1.26%) User Experience
12 6 (1.08%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 200 (35.91%) Linux
2 85 (15.26%) UNIX
3 59 (10.59%) Windows 7
4 56 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (8.08%) Android
6 43 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (5.21%) Windows XP
8 22 (3.95%) Apple iOS
8 22 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.23%) Solaris
10 15 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (2.33%) AIX
11 13 (2.33%) HPUX
11 13 (2.33%) Windows Phone
12 10 (1.80%) Windows CE
13 9 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.26%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.26%) CentOS
15 6 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.90%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (24.78%) Software Engineering
2 115 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (10.95%) ITIL
4 38 (6.82%) OO
5 32 (5.75%) Scrum
6 27 (4.85%) Automated Testing
6 27 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (4.49%) TDD
7 25 (4.49%) MVVM
8 24 (4.31%) Multithreading
9 22 (3.95%) Data Protection
9 22 (3.95%) Information Security
9 22 (3.95%) MVC
10 20 (3.59%) Test Scripting
10 20 (3.59%) Dependency Injection
11 19 (3.41%) Software Architecture
11 19 (3.41%) Manual Testing
11 19 (3.41%) Asset Management
11 19 (3.41%) Configuration Management
12 18 (3.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 129 (23.16%) C#
2 113 (20.29%) C++
3 112 (20.11%) Python
4 109 (19.57%) Java
5 95 (17.06%) SQL
6 80 (14.36%) C
7 42 (7.54%) JavaScript
8 38 (6.82%) Perl
9 33 (5.92%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.97%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.97%) PHP
10 11 (1.97%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.44%) Ruby
12 7 (1.26%) VB
12 7 (1.26%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.08%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.90%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.72%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 177 (31.78%) Degree
2 60 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (5.21%) MCP
4 18 (3.23%) MCSE
5 16 (2.87%) Security Cleared
5 16 (2.87%) NCDA
5 16 (2.87%) MCTS
6 15 (2.69%) MCSA
7 13 (2.33%) MCITP
8 11 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.97%) NCIE
8 11 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.80%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.62%) MCAD
10 9 (1.62%) MCSD
11 7 (1.26%) Postgraduate
11 7 (1.26%) ISEB
11 7 (1.26%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.26%) MCDST
12 6 (1.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.75%) QA
2 28 (5.03%) SLA
3 15 (2.69%) ISO 9000
4 11 (1.97%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.54%) GAMP
5 3 (0.54%) GCP
5 3 (0.54%) GMP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) JTAG
System Software
1 137 (24.60%) Active Directory
2 49 (8.80%) Hyper-V
3 45 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.62%) XenApp
6 8 (1.44%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.26%) XenServer
7 7 (1.26%) Xen
7 7 (1.26%) Firmware
8 6 (1.08%) NFS
8 6 (1.08%) vSphere
9 4 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.72%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.18%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (5.57%) SCCM
2 11 (1.97%) Puppet
3 7 (1.26%) Ansible
4 4 (0.72%) CFEngine
4 4 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (0.72%) SCOrch
4 4 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.54%) Nagios
5 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.36%) SCOM
6 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.18%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 225 (40.39%) Microsoft
2 68 (12.21%) VMware
3 56 (10.05%) Citrix
4 42 (7.54%) Oracle
5 27 (4.85%) NetApp
6 26 (4.67%) HP
7 25 (4.49%) Cisco
8 19 (3.41%) Apple
9 18 (3.23%) Dell
10 16 (2.87%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.33%) Mitel
12 10 (1.80%) EMC
12 10 (1.80%) Red Gate
13 9 (1.62%) QNX
14 7 (1.26%) MathWorks
14 7 (1.26%) Google
14 7 (1.26%) IBM
14 7 (1.26%) Adobe
15 6 (1.08%) CheckPoint
16 5 (0.90%) Symantec
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