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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 35 38 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 21.08% 21.11% 17.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 67.86% 61.36%
Number of salaries quoted 30 29 21
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
40 56 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 24.10% 31.11% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34 46 38
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Colchester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (52.17%) Citrix
2 21 (30.43%) XenApp
3 18 (26.09%) VMware
3 18 (26.09%) Linux
4 15 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 15 (21.74%) ITIL
5 14 (20.29%) Service Delivery
5 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
6 13 (18.84%) Law
6 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (17.39%) SCOM
7 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
8 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
9 10 (14.49%) MS Office
9 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
9 10 (14.49%) Capacity Management
9 10 (14.49%) SAN
9 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (13.04%) Finance
10 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
12 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
12 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.14%) C++
12 7 (10.14%) Degree
13 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
13 6 (8.70%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Lync
6 1 (1.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
3 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) SAN
2 6 (8.70%) Firewall
3 4 (5.80%) iSCSI
3 4 (5.80%) NAS
3 4 (5.80%) FCoE
3 4 (5.80%) LAN
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) VPN
5 2 (2.90%) DNS
5 2 (2.90%) VoIP
5 2 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 13 (18.84%) Law
2 9 (13.04%) Finance
3 5 (7.25%) Legal
4 4 (5.80%) Banking
5 3 (4.35%) Marketing
6 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (15.94%) Citrix Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Citrix Support
3 10 (14.49%) Support Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Server Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (7.25%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) IT Support
8 3 (4.35%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Linux Server Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) WPF
2 1 (1.45%) OpenCL
2 1 (1.45%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.45%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.80%) EqualLogic
3 3 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.90%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Physics
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Linux
2 15 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.25%) UNIX
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.45%) Debian
8 1 (1.45%) Fedora
8 1 (1.45%) AIX
8 1 (1.45%) HPUX
8 1 (1.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) ITIL
2 14 (20.29%) Service Delivery
3 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
3 10 (14.49%) Capacity Management
4 8 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.25%) Service Management
7 5 (7.25%) Document Management
7 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.25%) Performance Management
8 4 (5.80%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.80%) Image Processing
8 4 (5.80%) Network Design
8 4 (5.80%) ITSM
9 3 (4.35%) Project Management
9 3 (4.35%) Validation
9 3 (4.35%) Migration
9 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) C++
2 4 (5.80%) C#
3 3 (4.35%) XAML
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) Perl
4 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.90%) MCSE
4 1 (1.45%) MCSA
4 1 (1.45%) MCP
4 1 (1.45%) RHCE
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) XenApp
2 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
3 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.80%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) SCOM
2 4 (5.80%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Citrix
2 18 (26.09%) VMware
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.70%) EMC
5 5 (7.25%) NetApp
6 4 (5.80%) Google
6 4 (5.80%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) Dell
7 2 (2.90%) Symantec
7 2 (2.90%) Veeam
7 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.90%) Isilon
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy
8 1 (1.45%) Websense
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco
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