The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 125 40 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.72% 15.15% 18.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.33% 67.80% 61.43%
Number of salaries quoted 118 39 39
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,700 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
Windows
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
150 59 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 33.26% 22.35% 29.54%
Number of salaries quoted 133 54 61
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Windows
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Cheltenham region.

Windows Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Windows
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

1 100 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 92 (41.07%) Finance
3 82 (36.61%) SQL
4 73 (32.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (27.68%) Linux
6 58 (25.89%) SQL Server
7 55 (24.55%) Active Directory
7 55 (24.55%) VMware
8 51 (22.77%) TCP/IP
9 50 (22.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (21.43%) DNS
11 46 (20.54%) MS Office
11 46 (20.54%) Citrix
12 45 (20.09%) Firewall
13 43 (19.20%) Cisco
13 43 (19.20%) DHCP
14 42 (18.75%) MS Excel
15 40 (17.86%) Client/Server
16 37 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (15.18%) Data Protection
18 33 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
20 31 (13.84%) XenApp
21 30 (13.39%) .NET
22 29 (12.95%) Java
23 28 (12.50%) VPN
24 27 (12.05%) SSL
24 27 (12.05%) IIS
25 25 (11.16%) Configuration Management
25 25 (11.16%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 27 (12.05%) IIS
2 25 (11.16%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.13%) Lync
6 6 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.89%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 46 (20.54%) MS Office
2 42 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.02%) Office 365
2 4 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (22.77%) TCP/IP
2 48 (21.43%) DNS
3 45 (20.09%) Firewall
4 43 (19.20%) DHCP
5 28 (12.50%) VPN
6 27 (12.05%) SSL
7 23 (10.27%) FTP
8 21 (9.38%) Telnet
8 21 (9.38%) LDAP
9 16 (7.14%) Network Security
10 15 (6.70%) SMTP
11 14 (6.25%) LAN
12 13 (5.80%) HTTP
12 13 (5.80%) WAN
13 11 (4.91%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (4.46%) SAN
14 10 (4.46%) Internet
15 7 (3.13%) VLAN
16 6 (2.68%) Wireless
17 5 (2.23%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (25.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.46%) MySQL
4 9 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (8.04%) Subversion
2 8 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.13%) FxCop
3 7 (3.13%) StyleCop
3 7 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (2.23%) ClearQuest
4 5 (2.23%) MSI
4 5 (2.23%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.89%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.45%) Hudson
6 1 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 92 (41.07%) Finance
2 8 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.68%) Military
3 6 (2.68%) Advertising
4 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.34%) Retail
5 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (34.38%) Analyst
2 48 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 26 (11.61%) Developer
4 22 (9.82%) Software Engineer
5 18 (8.04%) Network Engineer
6 16 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
7 15 (6.70%) DBA
7 15 (6.70%) SQL DBA
8 14 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.80%) Help Desk Support
9 13 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (5.36%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 11 (4.91%) Software Developer
11 11 (4.91%) C++ Software Engineer
11 11 (4.91%) Support Specialist
12 9 (4.02%) Wintel Specialist
12 9 (4.02%) Support Engineer
12 9 (4.02%) Programmer
12 9 (4.02%) Consultant
12 9 (4.02%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.39%) .NET
2 24 (10.71%) XML
3 15 (6.70%) CSS
4 14 (6.25%) COM
4 14 (6.25%) Qt
5 12 (5.36%) Software Packaging
5 12 (5.36%) HTML
6 10 (4.46%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.02%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (3.13%) XSL
9 3 (1.34%) Web Services
9 3 (1.34%) jQuery
10 2 (0.89%) SOAP
10 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 2 (0.89%) MooTools
11 1 (0.45%) Middleware
11 1 (0.45%) WCF
11 1 (0.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.86%) Client/Server
2 37 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (9.82%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (6.25%) N-Tier
5 13 (5.80%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.13%) PKI
7 6 (2.68%) AS400
7 6 (2.68%) LPAR
8 5 (2.23%) iSeries
8 5 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.23%) Clustering
8 5 (2.23%) CMDB
9 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.34%) PDA
10 3 (1.34%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.89%) Physics
11 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.89%) EPoS
11 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 73 (32.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 62 (27.68%) Linux
3 50 (22.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 16 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
7 10 (4.46%) Mac OS X
8 8 (3.57%) Windows NT
9 6 (2.68%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.68%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.23%) Solaris
11 4 (1.79%) UNIX
11 4 (1.79%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.45%) CentOS
12 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) Debian
12 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.18%) Data Protection
2 25 (11.16%) Configuration Management
3 24 (10.71%) Information Security
4 23 (10.27%) ITIL
5 22 (9.82%) Software Engineering
6 15 (6.70%) Migration
7 14 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 14 (6.25%) OOD
7 14 (6.25%) OO
7 14 (6.25%) Network Architecture
7 14 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (5.36%) Digital Signal Processing
8 12 (5.36%) Signal Processing
9 10 (4.46%) Load Balancing
10 9 (4.02%) Time Management
10 9 (4.02%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 82 (36.61%) SQL
2 29 (12.95%) Java
3 23 (10.27%) C#
4 22 (9.82%) C++
5 20 (8.93%) Python
6 17 (7.59%) Perl
6 17 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 15 (6.70%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.46%) C
9 9 (4.02%) PowerShell
9 9 (4.02%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.02%) PHP
10 5 (2.23%) COBOL
11 2 (0.89%) XPath
11 2 (0.89%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 23 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (8.48%) MCSE
4 15 (6.70%) DV Cleared
4 15 (6.70%) MCSA
5 13 (5.80%) Degree
6 12 (5.36%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.68%) CCNA
9 5 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.23%) CCA
9 5 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.23%) GCIA
9 5 (2.23%) GCIH
10 4 (1.79%) CCNP
11 2 (0.89%) MCTS
11 2 (0.89%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.45%) CCENT
12 1 (0.45%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (24.55%) Active Directory
2 33 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (13.84%) XenApp
4 21 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (2.68%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.23%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.23%) Snort
10 4 (1.79%) vSphere
11 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (10.27%) SCCM
2 10 (4.46%) SCOM
3 9 (4.02%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.13%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.45%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 100 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 55 (24.55%) VMware
3 46 (20.54%) Citrix
4 43 (19.20%) Cisco
5 21 (9.38%) Juniper
6 17 (7.59%) CheckPoint
7 16 (7.14%) Remedy
8 14 (6.25%) Sophos
9 8 (3.57%) Oracle
10 7 (3.13%) Twitter
10 7 (3.13%) Websense
10 7 (3.13%) Apple
11 6 (2.68%) Symantec
11 6 (2.68%) Adobe
11 6 (2.68%) Veeam
12 5 (2.23%) LogRhythm
12 5 (2.23%) IBM
13 2 (0.89%) SonicWALL
13 2 (0.89%) HP
13 2 (0.89%) Dell
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