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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 265 278 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.77% 15.33% 20.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.06% 47.04% 54.46%
Number of salaries quoted 233 246 354
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 £25,339
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
519 591 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.81% 32.60% 38.00%
Number of salaries quoted 456 507 649
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 21 April 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (39.15%) Linux
2 188 (36.43%) Microsoft
3 158 (30.62%) Degree
4 124 (24.03%) Software Engineering
5 122 (23.64%) C++
6 119 (23.06%) SQL
6 119 (23.06%) SQL Server
6 119 (23.06%) Active Directory
7 110 (21.32%) VMware
8 104 (20.16%) Java
9 102 (19.77%) C#
10 97 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
11 96 (18.60%) Python
12 83 (16.09%) Computer Science
13 81 (15.70%) .NET
14 76 (14.73%) HTML
15 75 (14.53%) UNIX
15 75 (14.53%) Android
16 70 (13.57%) C
17 68 (13.18%) JavaScript
18 66 (12.79%) MS Excel
19 62 (12.02%) TCP/IP
20 56 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
21 54 (10.47%) MS Exchange
21 54 (10.47%) ITIL
22 50 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (9.50%) Windows 7
23 49 (9.50%) ASP.NET
24 48 (9.30%) Oracle
24 48 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 54 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 40 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 33 (6.40%) Tomcat
4 30 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 25 (4.84%) IIS
6 24 (4.65%) Apache
7 18 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (3.49%) Lync
8 16 (3.10%) Zope
8 16 (3.10%) Plone
9 15 (2.91%) JBoss
9 15 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (1.55%) CMS
12 5 (0.97%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.78%) Node.js
13 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.58%) Tridion
2 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.65%) Office 365
2 16 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.55%) SaaS
4 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.78%) PaaS
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.58%) IaaS
6 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 62 (12.02%) TCP/IP
2 42 (8.14%) Firewall
3 37 (7.17%) DNS
4 31 (6.01%) SAN
5 30 (5.81%) Internet
6 28 (5.43%) WAN
7 22 (4.26%) DHCP
8 21 (4.07%) LAN
9 20 (3.88%) VPN
10 18 (3.49%) Network Security
11 15 (2.91%) Ethernet
12 12 (2.33%) VoIP
12 12 (2.33%) SSL
12 12 (2.33%) Wireless
13 10 (1.94%) MPLS
13 10 (1.94%) VLAN
13 10 (1.94%) HTTP
14 9 (1.74%) ICMP
15 8 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (1.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (23.06%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (5.04%) MySQL
4 20 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (0.97%) Big Data
7 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.58%) DB2
9 3 (0.58%) Text Mining
9 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.58%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (8.53%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.23%) Selenium
3 26 (5.04%) Visual Studio
4 19 (3.68%) Moq
5 16 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (3.10%) SpecFlow
6 12 (2.33%) JIRA
7 10 (1.94%) Subversion
8 9 (1.74%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.55%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.16%) CruiseControl
12 5 (0.97%) Maven
13 4 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.78%) SCons
14 3 (0.58%) QUnit
14 3 (0.58%) MSTest
14 3 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
14 3 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 31 (6.01%) Electronics
2 23 (4.46%) Finance
3 15 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.52%) Automotive
5 9 (1.74%) Marketing
5 9 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.36%) Banking
7 5 (0.97%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.58%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Games
9 2 (0.39%) Military
9 2 (0.39%) Retail
9 2 (0.39%) French Language
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.39%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 117 (22.67%) Software Engineer
2 111 (21.51%) Developer
3 48 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 45 (8.72%) Administrator
5 40 (7.75%) Software Developer
5 40 (7.75%) Consultant
6 39 (7.56%) IT Support
7 34 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
8 31 (6.01%) Analyst
9 28 (5.43%) Senior Developer
10 25 (4.84%) Programmer
11 19 (3.68%) Java Developer
11 19 (3.68%) Test Engineer
12 18 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (3.29%) C++ Software Engineer
13 17 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
14 16 (3.10%) Architect
14 16 (3.10%) Tester
14 16 (3.10%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (15.70%) .NET
2 76 (14.73%) HTML
3 49 (9.50%) ASP.NET
4 46 (8.91%) Web Services
5 40 (7.75%) CSS
6 39 (7.56%) jQuery
7 28 (5.43%) HTML5
8 27 (5.23%) XML
9 23 (4.46%) J2EE
9 23 (4.46%) MFC
9 23 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (2.91%) Ajax
11 13 (2.52%) WCF
11 13 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (2.33%) Java EE
13 10 (1.94%) SOAP
14 9 (1.74%) JSP
14 9 (1.74%) WPF
14 9 (1.74%) REST
15 8 (1.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.09%) Computer Science
2 50 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.26%) Mathematics
4 18 (3.49%) Client/Server
5 17 (3.29%) Device Driver
6 16 (3.10%) Pocket PC
7 13 (2.52%) Internet of Things
8 12 (2.33%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.13%) Open Source
10 10 (1.94%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (1.55%) Cryptography
13 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.16%) PKI
14 6 (1.16%) GIS
14 6 (1.16%) Informatics
14 6 (1.16%) Life Science
15 5 (0.97%) Fat Client
15 5 (0.97%) Physics
15 5 (0.97%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 202 (39.15%) Linux
2 75 (14.53%) UNIX
2 75 (14.53%) Android
3 56 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (9.50%) Windows 7
5 40 (7.75%) Apple iOS
5 40 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (5.43%) Windows 8
7 20 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (3.68%) Debian
9 14 (2.71%) Mac OS X
10 13 (2.52%) CentOS
11 12 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.13%) Windows Phone
13 8 (1.55%) Solaris
14 6 (1.16%) AIX
14 6 (1.16%) HPUX
14 6 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (24.03%) Software Engineering
2 97 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (10.47%) ITIL
4 35 (6.78%) Unit Testing
5 34 (6.59%) OO
6 31 (6.01%) Scrum
7 29 (5.62%) Configuration Management
8 27 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (4.65%) MVC
10 23 (4.46%) Automated Testing
11 20 (3.88%) Software Testing
11 20 (3.88%) Android Development
12 19 (3.68%) Test Automation
12 19 (3.68%) Test Scripting
12 19 (3.68%) Manual Testing
12 19 (3.68%) Project Management
13 18 (3.49%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.29%) Waterfall
15 16 (3.10%) DSDM
16 15 (2.91%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 122 (23.64%) C++
2 119 (23.06%) SQL
3 104 (20.16%) Java
4 102 (19.77%) C#
5 96 (18.60%) Python
6 70 (13.57%) C
7 68 (13.18%) JavaScript
8 45 (8.72%) Perl
9 36 (6.98%) Bash Shell
10 25 (4.84%) PowerShell
11 19 (3.68%) Objective-C
12 15 (2.91%) PHP
13 10 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.55%) Assembly Language
14 8 (1.55%) Ruby
15 7 (1.36%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.97%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.97%) XAML
16 5 (0.97%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 158 (30.62%) Degree
2 48 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (4.26%) MCP
3 22 (4.26%) MCITP
4 17 (3.29%) MCSE
5 12 (2.33%) MCSA
5 12 (2.33%) MCDST
6 11 (2.13%) ISTQB
6 11 (2.13%) ISEB
7 10 (1.94%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.74%) LPIC
9 8 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.55%) CCNA
10 7 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.97%) MCTS
13 4 (0.78%) JNCIA
13 4 (0.78%) Postgraduate
13 4 (0.78%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.04%) SLA
2 24 (4.65%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.78%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
System Software
1 119 (23.06%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.55%) Terminal Server
4 8 (1.55%) vSphere
5 6 (1.16%) Postfix
5 6 (1.16%) Firmware
6 4 (0.78%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.78%) NFS
7 3 (0.58%) KVM
7 3 (0.58%) iptables
7 3 (0.58%) Xen
7 3 (0.58%) qmail
7 3 (0.58%) XenApp
7 3 (0.58%) Varnish
8 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 28 (5.43%) SCCM
2 7 (1.36%) Puppet
3 6 (1.16%) SCOM
4 5 (0.97%) HAProxy
4 5 (0.97%) Ansible
5 4 (0.78%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.58%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.58%) systemd
7 2 (0.39%) Nagios
7 2 (0.39%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.19%) MOM
8 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 188 (36.43%) Microsoft
2 110 (21.32%) VMware
3 48 (9.30%) Oracle
4 39 (7.56%) Citrix
5 38 (7.36%) HP
5 38 (7.36%) Cisco
6 33 (6.40%) Red Hat
7 23 (4.46%) 3PAR
8 16 (3.10%) Sitecore
9 13 (2.52%) Veeam
9 13 (2.52%) IBM
10 11 (2.13%) NetApp
11 10 (1.94%) Dell
12 9 (1.74%) Xamarin
13 8 (1.55%) Perforce
13 8 (1.55%) EMC
14 7 (1.36%) Juniper
15 6 (1.16%) WorldPay
16 5 (0.97%) Imperva
16 5 (0.97%) F5
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