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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 104 48 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.74% 14.86% 18.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.28% 48.48% 67.74%
Number of salaries quoted 93 45 40
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £24,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
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
167 99 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 41.34% 30.65% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 130 91 60
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £50,000 £46,000
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 31 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 117 (46.99%) Microsoft
2 97 (38.96%) Finance
3 90 (36.14%) Citrix
4 87 (34.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (34.54%) VMware
6 82 (32.93%) Active Directory
7 78 (31.33%) SQL
8 74 (29.72%) TCP/IP
9 69 (27.71%) DNS
10 66 (26.51%) Linux
11 64 (25.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 61 (24.50%) SQL Server
13 60 (24.10%) DHCP
14 59 (23.69%) Client/Server
15 57 (22.89%) Cisco
15 57 (22.89%) MS Office
16 56 (22.49%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (21.69%) Firewall
18 51 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
18 51 (20.48%) XenApp
19 46 (18.47%) MCSE
20 45 (18.07%) VPN
21 44 (17.67%) MS Excel
22 43 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
23 42 (16.87%) ITIL
24 35 (14.06%) IIS
25 33 (13.25%) SCCM
26 31 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
26 31 (12.45%) Java
26 31 (12.45%) MCSA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 35 (14.06%) IIS
2 31 (12.45%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (4.42%) Lync
6 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 57 (22.89%) MS Office
2 44 (17.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (29.72%) TCP/IP
2 69 (27.71%) DNS
3 60 (24.10%) DHCP
4 54 (21.69%) Firewall
5 45 (18.07%) VPN
6 25 (10.04%) SAN
7 24 (9.64%) SSL
8 22 (8.84%) FTP
8 22 (8.84%) LDAP
8 22 (8.84%) Telnet
9 20 (8.03%) WAN
10 18 (7.23%) HTTP
10 18 (7.23%) LAN
11 13 (5.22%) SMTP
12 12 (4.82%) Network Security
13 10 (4.02%) Wireshark
13 10 (4.02%) Wireless
14 9 (3.61%) VLAN
15 8 (3.21%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (3.21%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (24.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.02%) MySQL
3 8 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (7.23%) Subversion
2 12 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.02%) Visual Studio
3 10 (4.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (3.21%) ClearQuest
4 8 (3.21%) MSI
4 8 (3.21%) InstallShield
5 7 (2.81%) FxCop
5 7 (2.81%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.80%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.80%) Hudson
6 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.40%) Xcode
7 1 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
General
1 97 (38.96%) Finance
2 17 (6.83%) Advertising
3 8 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.80%) Military
4 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 71 (28.51%) Analyst
2 34 (13.65%) Support Analyst
3 30 (12.05%) Developer
4 27 (10.84%) Support Engineer
5 23 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (8.43%) SQL DBA
6 21 (8.43%) Support Specialist
6 21 (8.43%) Software Engineer
6 21 (8.43%) DBA
7 18 (7.23%) Network Engineer
8 16 (6.43%) Lead Network Engineer
9 15 (6.02%) Wintel Specialist
9 15 (6.02%) Wintel Support
10 14 (5.62%) Software Developer
10 14 (5.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (5.62%) SQL Server DBA
11 13 (5.22%) Programmer
11 13 (5.22%) Software Programmer
12 12 (4.82%) Help Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.05%) .NET
2 22 (8.84%) Software Packaging
3 20 (8.03%) COM
4 18 (7.23%) Qt
5 14 (5.62%) XML
6 10 (4.02%) CSS
7 9 (3.61%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.81%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (2.81%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.81%) XSL
9 6 (2.41%) HTML
10 1 (0.40%) WCF
10 1 (0.40%) WPF
10 1 (0.40%) HTML5
10 1 (0.40%) CSS3
10 1 (0.40%) Middleware
10 1 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (23.69%) Client/Server
2 31 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.03%) N-Tier
3 20 (8.03%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (5.62%) Clustering
5 8 (3.21%) CMDB
6 7 (2.81%) PDA
7 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.80%) Physics
9 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.80%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.80%) PKI
9 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Statistics
10 1 (0.40%) EPoS
10 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 87 (34.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 66 (26.51%) Linux
3 64 (25.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.83%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.21%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (3.21%) UNIX
7 7 (2.81%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.80%) Debian
9 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.80%) CentOS
9 2 (0.80%) Solaris
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.87%) ITIL
2 29 (11.65%) Data Protection
3 24 (9.64%) Configuration Management
4 22 (8.84%) Software Engineering
5 21 (8.43%) Migration
6 20 (8.03%) Data Modelling
6 20 (8.03%) Capacity Planning
6 20 (8.03%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (8.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 19 (7.63%) Information Security
8 18 (7.23%) OOD
8 18 (7.23%) OO
9 16 (6.43%) Digital Signal Processing
9 16 (6.43%) Signal Processing
10 14 (5.62%) Network Architecture
11 13 (5.22%) Load Balancing
12 11 (4.42%) SIEM
13 10 (4.02%) Infrastructure Management
14 9 (3.61%) DevOps
15 8 (3.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (31.33%) SQL
2 31 (12.45%) Java
3 24 (9.64%) Perl
4 23 (9.24%) C++
5 21 (8.43%) T-SQL
6 20 (8.03%) C#
7 19 (7.63%) Python
8 16 (6.43%) PowerShell
9 12 (4.82%) C
10 10 (4.02%) JavaScript
11 9 (3.61%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.01%) Ruby
13 3 (1.20%) PHP
14 2 (0.80%) VBScript
15 1 (0.40%) VB
15 1 (0.40%) VBA
15 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.40%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (18.47%) MCSE
3 31 (12.45%) MCSA
4 20 (8.03%) Security Cleared
5 14 (5.62%) Degree
6 13 (5.22%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.82%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (4.02%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (3.61%) CCA
11 8 (3.21%) CCNA
12 6 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.41%) GCIA
12 6 (2.41%) GCIH
13 4 (1.61%) CCNP
13 4 (1.61%) MCITP
14 2 (0.80%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.80%) MCTS
15 1 (0.40%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.20%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (32.93%) Active Directory
2 56 (22.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (20.48%) XenApp
4 28 (11.24%) Hyper-V
5 26 (10.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 10 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.02%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.02%) vSphere
6 10 (4.02%) Snort
6 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (3.61%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.40%) XenServer
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 33 (13.25%) SCCM
2 14 (5.62%) SCOM
3 13 (5.22%) Backup Exec
4 12 (4.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (4.42%) SCVMM
6 5 (2.01%) vMotion
7 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.80%) WSUS
8 1 (0.40%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 117 (46.99%) Microsoft
2 90 (36.14%) Citrix
3 86 (34.54%) VMware
4 57 (22.89%) Cisco
5 27 (10.84%) Remedy
6 26 (10.44%) Sophos
7 19 (7.63%) Juniper
8 17 (6.83%) CheckPoint
9 12 (4.82%) Symantec
10 11 (4.42%) Websense
10 11 (4.42%) Oracle
11 10 (4.02%) Veeam
12 7 (2.81%) Twitter
13 6 (2.41%) LogRhythm
14 5 (2.01%) HP
15 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
16 2 (0.80%) NetApp
16 2 (0.80%) Dell
16 2 (0.80%) SAP
16 2 (0.80%) McAfee
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