The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 26 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 9 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 6.04% 7.19% 2.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.52% 18.03% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 4
Average salary £24,250 £25,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% -5.66%
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £28,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-8.77% -5.00%
Windows 7
Essex

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

Operating Systems Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
62 61 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 41.61% 39.87% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 54 51 47
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Windows 7
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Colchester region.

Windows 7 Salary Trend in Colchester

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Windows 7 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 7.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) MS Office
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) C++
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
5 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
5 5 (31.25%) Image Processing
6 4 (25.00%) OpenCL
6 4 (25.00%) CUDA
6 4 (25.00%) Subversion
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (25.00%) Service Management
6 4 (25.00%) OpenGL
6 4 (25.00%) DirectX
6 4 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (18.75%) Degree
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
8 2 (12.50%) Document Management
8 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (12.50%) Data Protection

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Windows 7 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 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) MS Office
2 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (31.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support
2 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Team Lead
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) OpenCL
1 4 (25.00%) OpenGL
1 4 (25.00%) DirectX
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) CUDA
2 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
1 5 (31.25%) Image Processing
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Document Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C++
2 4 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Pegasus
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds