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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 34 39 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 26.77% 24.38% 16.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.07% 73.58% 54.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28 31 26
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £62,500 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
43 53 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 33.86% 33.13% 30.05%
Number of salaries quoted 37 45 53
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 19 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Colchester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (53.10%) Citrix
2 54 (47.79%) XenApp
3 36 (31.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (29.20%) ITIL
5 25 (22.12%) ITSM
5 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
6 23 (20.35%) NetApp
7 21 (18.58%) MS Office
8 19 (16.81%) MS Excel
8 19 (16.81%) MS Exchange
8 19 (16.81%) Active Directory
8 19 (16.81%) Problem Management
9 18 (15.93%) assyst
9 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (15.93%) Service Management
10 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
10 17 (15.04%) Windows 7
11 16 (14.16%) Capacity Management
11 16 (14.16%) Configuration Management
12 15 (13.27%) SAN
13 14 (12.39%) .NET
14 13 (11.50%) EMC
14 13 (11.50%) Degree
15 12 (10.62%) ITIL V3
15 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (10.62%) C++
15 12 (10.62%) Service Delivery
15 12 (10.62%) VMware
16 11 (9.73%) Performance Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (16.81%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (5.31%) Documentum
3 6 (5.31%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.31%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (4.42%) IIS
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (18.58%) MS Office
2 19 (16.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (15.93%) assyst
2 8 (7.08%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.27%) SAN
2 4 (3.54%) DNS
2 4 (3.54%) DHCP
2 4 (3.54%) Internet
2 4 (3.54%) Firewall
3 3 (2.65%) iSCSI
3 3 (2.65%) NAS
3 3 (2.65%) FCoE
3 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.65%) VPN
3 3 (2.65%) LAN
4 2 (1.77%) WAN
4 2 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.65%) DTS
3 3 (2.65%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.65%) Subversion
1 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
1 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (6.19%) Finance
1 7 (6.19%) Law
2 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.54%) Publishing
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (26.55%) Citrix Engineer
2 28 (24.78%) Citrix Support
3 23 (20.35%) Analyst
4 20 (17.70%) Support Analyst
5 18 (15.93%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (15.04%) Problem Manager
7 12 (10.62%) Software Engineer
8 11 (9.73%) Developer
8 11 (9.73%) Support Engineer
9 10 (8.85%) Citrix Support Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Team Leader
11 6 (5.31%) Release Manager
11 6 (5.31%) Citrix Support Engineer
11 6 (5.31%) IT Support
11 6 (5.31%) Desktop Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) ITIL Manager
12 5 (4.42%) Junior .NET Developer
12 5 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (4.42%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
12 5 (4.42%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET
2 8 (7.08%) WPF
3 5 (4.42%) Google Maps API
3 5 (4.42%) WinForms
4 3 (2.65%) JRules
4 3 (2.65%) OpenCL
4 3 (2.65%) OpenGL
4 3 (2.65%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.42%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.54%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.65%) CUDA
4 3 (2.65%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.88%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (15.04%) Windows 7
3 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (8.85%) Linux
5 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.65%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.65%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.20%) ITIL
2 25 (22.12%) ITSM
3 19 (16.81%) Problem Management
4 18 (15.93%) Service Management
5 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
6 16 (14.16%) Configuration Management
6 16 (14.16%) Capacity Management
7 12 (10.62%) ITIL V3
7 12 (10.62%) Service Delivery
8 11 (9.73%) Performance Management
9 9 (7.96%) Multithreading
9 9 (7.96%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (7.08%) ITIL V2
10 8 (7.08%) Image Processing
11 7 (6.19%) Coaching
12 6 (5.31%) Release Management
12 6 (5.31%) Incident Management
13 4 (3.54%) Trend Analysis
13 4 (3.54%) TDD
13 4 (3.54%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.62%) C++
2 10 (8.85%) Java
3 9 (7.96%) C#
4 8 (7.08%) VB.NET
5 7 (6.19%) SQL
6 6 (5.31%) ABAP
7 3 (2.65%) VBA
7 3 (2.65%) VB
7 3 (2.65%) XAML
8 2 (1.77%) C
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Degree
2 5 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.65%) MCSE
5 2 (1.77%) MCSA
5 2 (1.77%) MCP
6 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (47.79%) XenApp
2 19 (16.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.77%) vSphere
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.54%) SCOM
2 4 (3.54%) Puppet
3 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (53.10%) Citrix
2 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
3 23 (20.35%) NetApp
4 13 (11.50%) EMC
5 12 (10.62%) VMware
6 9 (7.96%) Remedy
7 6 (5.31%) Oracle
7 6 (5.31%) SAP
7 6 (5.31%) Google
8 5 (4.42%) LANDesk
9 4 (3.54%) Symantec
9 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.65%) webMethods
10 3 (2.65%) HP
10 3 (2.65%) Sophos
10 3 (2.65%) JBoss
10 3 (2.65%) Veritas
11 2 (1.77%) Pegasus
11 2 (1.77%) Cisco
11 2 (1.77%) Dell
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