The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 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 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
Rank 2 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 47 46 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 31.54% 30.07% 18.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.81% 75.41% 68.33%
Number of salaries quoted 39 36 30
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £25,500 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £65,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Windows
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
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Windows
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Windows Salary Trend in Colchester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Colchester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 67 (54.03%) Citrix
2 64 (51.61%) XenApp
3 41 (33.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (29.03%) ITIL
5 30 (24.19%) ITSM
6 28 (22.58%) NetApp
7 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
8 24 (19.35%) Problem Management
9 23 (18.55%) assyst
9 23 (18.55%) MS Exchange
10 22 (17.74%) Service Management
10 22 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (16.13%) MS Office
12 19 (15.32%) Configuration Management
12 19 (15.32%) Capacity Management
13 17 (13.71%) ITIL V3
13 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
13 17 (13.71%) MS Excel
14 16 (12.90%) Active Directory
14 16 (12.90%) Windows 7
15 15 (12.10%) Degree
15 15 (12.10%) .NET
16 14 (11.29%) Performance Management
17 13 (10.48%) Service Delivery
17 13 (10.48%) C++
17 13 (10.48%) EMC
18 12 (9.68%) SAN
18 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
18 12 (9.68%) Linux

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 23 (18.55%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.84%) Documentum
3 6 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.84%) IIS
3 6 (4.84%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (16.13%) MS Office
2 17 (13.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (18.55%) assyst
2 10 (8.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.61%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.68%) SAN
2 4 (3.23%) Internet
2 4 (3.23%) DHCP
2 4 (3.23%) DNS
3 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.42%) LAN
4 2 (1.61%) Firewall
4 2 (1.61%) VPN
4 2 (1.61%) WAN
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.42%) DTS
4 3 (2.42%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.23%) Subversion
2 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (5.65%) Law
2 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.84%) Finance
3 5 (4.03%) Publishing
4 3 (2.42%) Marketing
4 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (27.42%) Citrix Engineer
2 32 (25.81%) Citrix Support
3 24 (19.35%) Analyst
4 22 (17.74%) Problem Manager
5 21 (16.94%) Support Analyst
6 20 (16.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (11.29%) Support Engineer
8 13 (10.48%) Developer
9 12 (9.68%) Software Engineer
9 12 (9.68%) Citrix Support Analyst
10 9 (7.26%) ITIL Manager
11 8 (6.45%) Citrix Support Engineer
11 8 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (5.65%) Team Leader
13 6 (4.84%) Release Manager
13 6 (4.84%) Desktop Analyst
14 5 (4.03%) Junior Developer
14 5 (4.03%) Server Engineer
14 5 (4.03%) Windows Server Engineer
14 5 (4.03%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.10%) .NET
2 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.45%) WPF
4 6 (4.84%) WinForms
5 5 (4.03%) Google Maps API
6 4 (3.23%) OpenGL
6 4 (3.23%) DirectX
6 4 (3.23%) OpenCL
7 3 (2.42%) JRules
8 1 (0.81%) WCF
8 1 (0.81%) jQuery
8 1 (0.81%) Ajax
8 1 (0.81%) JSON
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (0.81%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.81%) Web Services
8 1 (0.81%) HTML
8 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.23%) CUDA
4 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.81%) Robotics
5 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.81%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 12 (9.68%) Linux
3 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.65%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.03%) UNIX
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.42%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.61%) Fedora
7 2 (1.61%) Debian
7 2 (1.61%) AIX
7 2 (1.61%) HPUX
7 2 (1.61%) Solaris
7 2 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.03%) ITIL
2 30 (24.19%) ITSM
3 24 (19.35%) Problem Management
4 22 (17.74%) Service Management
5 19 (15.32%) Configuration Management
5 19 (15.32%) Capacity Management
6 17 (13.71%) ITIL V3
6 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
7 14 (11.29%) Performance Management
8 13 (10.48%) Service Delivery
9 12 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (8.06%) ITIL V2
10 10 (8.06%) Multithreading
11 9 (7.26%) Image Processing
12 6 (4.84%) Release Management
13 4 (3.23%) Risk Management
13 4 (3.23%) Trend Analysis
13 4 (3.23%) TDD
13 4 (3.23%) Incident Management
14 3 (2.42%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.48%) C++
2 11 (8.87%) C#
3 10 (8.06%) Java
4 9 (7.26%) SQL
5 8 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.84%) ABAP
7 3 (2.42%) XAML
7 3 (2.42%) VBA
7 3 (2.42%) C
7 3 (2.42%) VB
8 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.81%) Python
8 1 (0.81%) VBScript
8 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.81%) Perl
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (12.10%) Degree
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.84%) MCSE
4 5 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.42%) MCITP
6 2 (1.61%) RHCE
6 2 (1.61%) MCP
6 2 (1.61%) MCSA
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.81%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CCA
7 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (51.61%) XenApp
2 16 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) Puppet
2 3 (2.42%) SCOM
2 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 67 (54.03%) Citrix
2 28 (22.58%) NetApp
3 26 (20.97%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.48%) EMC
5 11 (8.87%) Remedy
6 9 (7.26%) VMware
7 7 (5.65%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.84%) Oracle
8 6 (4.84%) SAP
9 5 (4.03%) LANDesk
9 5 (4.03%) Google
10 3 (2.42%) JBoss
10 3 (2.42%) Veritas
10 3 (2.42%) webMethods
10 3 (2.42%) Symantec
10 3 (2.42%) Sophos
11 2 (1.61%) Pegasus
11 2 (1.61%) Sage
11 2 (1.61%) Cisco
12 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds