The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17539 16340 18255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.45% 16.41% 16.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.96% 59.52% 58.88%
Number of salaries quoted 14634 14158 15890
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Windows
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28769 27455 31005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 27.57% 27.99%
Number of salaries quoted 24008 23644 26831
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows
Salary Trend in England

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

Windows Salary Trend in England

Windows
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in England

Windows
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 7034 £45,000 - 760
South East 0 4281 £35,250 -6.00% 495
East of England 0 1382 £37,200 -0.80% 186
North West 0 1110 £34,500 -1.42% 201
South West -2 1101 £32,500 -4.41% 177
Yorkshire -1 1070 £33,000 +1.53% 153
West Midlands 0 935 £35,000 - 117
East Midlands -5 608 £35,000 - 71
North East +3 103 £34,500 +15.00% 35
Midlands 0 7 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 14377 (40.50%) Microsoft
2 11387 (32.08%) Active Directory
3 9623 (27.11%) VMware
4 9423 (26.54%) SQL
5 9399 (26.48%) SQL Server
6 8559 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8364 (23.56%) Linux
8 7646 (21.54%) MS Excel
9 6399 (18.02%) MS Exchange
10 6385 (17.99%) Finance
11 6135 (17.28%) .NET
12 6081 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5998 (16.90%) ITIL
14 5597 (15.77%) Citrix
15 5536 (15.59%) C#
16 5518 (15.54%) Windows 7
17 5454 (15.36%) Windows Server 2003
18 5284 (14.88%) MS Office
19 4853 (13.67%) Cisco
20 4732 (13.33%) Degree
21 4606 (12.97%) Firewall
22 4527 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
23 4327 (12.19%) DNS
24 4324 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
25 4253 (11.98%) TCP/IP
26 4194 (11.81%) UNIX
27 4162 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
28 3921 (11.04%) SAN
29 3807 (10.72%) Oracle
30 3579 (10.08%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 6399 (18.02%) MS Exchange
2 3579 (10.08%) IIS
3 3128 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2675 (7.53%) SharePoint
5 1816 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1445 (4.07%) Apache
7 1340 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1245 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1161 (3.27%) Lync
10 1026 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 986 (2.78%) Tomcat
12 470 (1.32%) WebSphere
13 457 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
14 383 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
15 380 (1.07%) WebLogic
16 368 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
17 340 (0.96%) CMS
18 304 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
19 258 (0.73%) nginx
20 250 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7646 (21.54%) MS Excel
2 5284 (14.88%) MS Office
3 419 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 306 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 213 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 172 (0.48%) MS Project
7 106 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 67 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 54 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 41 (0.12%) InDesign
10 41 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 32 (0.090%) Acrobat
12 30 (0.085%) SPSS
13 28 (0.079%) Fireworks
14 21 (0.059%) FastStats
15 15 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
16 11 (0.031%) Mingle
16 11 (0.031%) FrameMaker
17 10 (0.028%) AutoCAD
18 9 (0.025%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 345 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (0.23%) Fredhopper
3 73 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 69 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 68 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 63 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 60 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 57 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 53 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 49 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 47 (0.13%) Magento
12 45 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 36 (0.10%) RMDS
14 35 (0.099%) assyst
15 31 (0.087%) Oracle General Ledger
16 28 (0.079%) Markit EDM
17 27 (0.076%) Sophis RISQUE
18 24 (0.068%) SAP Business One
19 22 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
19 22 (0.062%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1109 (3.12%) Office 365
2 1101 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 559 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 534 (1.50%) SaaS
5 293 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 257 (0.72%) IaaS
7 200 (0.56%) PaaS
8 135 (0.38%) GitHub
9 128 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 127 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
11 54 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 50 (0.14%) Trello
13 36 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
14 20 (0.056%) Heroku
15 17 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
16 14 (0.039%) Google App Engine
17 12 (0.034%) Joyent
17 12 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
18 10 (0.028%) CloudFront
18 10 (0.028%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 4606 (12.97%) Firewall
2 4327 (12.19%) DNS
3 4253 (11.98%) TCP/IP
4 3921 (11.04%) SAN
5 2894 (8.15%) LAN
6 2861 (8.06%) DHCP
7 2816 (7.93%) WAN
8 2213 (6.23%) VPN
9 1833 (5.16%) Internet
10 1059 (2.98%) VoIP
11 952 (2.68%) NAS
12 873 (2.46%) Wireless
13 839 (2.36%) HTTP
14 818 (2.30%) Network Security
15 645 (1.82%) SSL
16 638 (1.80%) VLAN
17 541 (1.52%) LDAP
18 528 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
19 518 (1.46%) MPLS
20 481 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9399 (26.48%) SQL Server
2 1972 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1775 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1162 (3.27%) Relational Database
5 1138 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 1012 (2.85%) Oracle Database
7 979 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 877 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 865 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 558 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 393 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
12 380 (1.07%) DB2
13 366 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 351 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
15 316 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
16 312 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
17 311 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
18 288 (0.81%) MongoDB
19 252 (0.71%) NoSQL
20 247 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1251 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 1032 (2.91%) Subversion
3 878 (2.47%) NUnit
3 878 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 775 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 569 (1.60%) Rhino Mocks
6 511 (1.44%) JIRA
7 476 (1.34%) Selenium
8 472 (1.33%) Jenkins
9 460 (1.30%) Moq
10 420 (1.18%) MSTest
10 420 (1.18%) TeamCity
11 250 (0.70%) Eclipse
12 249 (0.70%) Maven
13 231 (0.65%) Ant
14 200 (0.56%) JUnit
15 197 (0.55%) MSI
16 182 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
17 172 (0.48%) WebDriver
18 140 (0.39%) Hudson
General
1 6385 (17.99%) Finance
2 1599 (4.50%) Banking
3 1382 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 1289 (3.63%) Retail
5 972 (2.74%) Law
6 870 (2.45%) Legal
7 650 (1.83%) Marketing
8 432 (1.22%) Back Office
9 430 (1.21%) Front Office
10 416 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 401 (1.13%) Games
12 385 (1.08%) Advertising
13 374 (1.05%) Manufacturing
14 371 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 273 (0.77%) Publishing
16 269 (0.76%) Electronics
17 265 (0.75%) French Language
18 175 (0.49%) German Language
19 123 (0.35%) Military
20 115 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6488 (18.28%) Analyst
2 6066 (17.09%) Developer
3 3885 (10.94%) Support Engineer
4 3329 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 2058 (5.80%) Administrator
6 1812 (5.10%) .NET Developer
7 1737 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1728 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 1694 (4.77%) IT Support
10 1522 (4.29%) Consultant
11 1331 (3.75%) Applications Support
12 1329 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
13 1312 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
14 1273 (3.59%) Architect
15 1240 (3.49%) C# Developer
16 1197 (3.37%) Technical Support
17 1104 (3.11%) Service Analyst
18 1063 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
19 1025 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
20 993 (2.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6135 (17.28%) .NET
2 3163 (8.91%) ASP.NET
3 3134 (8.83%) HTML
4 2295 (6.46%) Web Services
5 2200 (6.20%) XML
6 2192 (6.17%) CSS
7 1674 (4.72%) WCF
8 1482 (4.17%) jQuery
9 1419 (4.00%) .NET Framework
10 1361 (3.83%) WPF
11 1323 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1297 (3.65%) WinForms
13 881 (2.48%) HTML5
14 722 (2.03%) Ajax
15 548 (1.54%) SOAP
16 546 (1.54%) Middleware
17 541 (1.52%) REST
18 535 (1.51%) JSON
19 480 (1.35%) Castle Windsor
20 477 (1.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2233 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2041 (5.75%) Blackberry
3 2018 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 1478 (4.16%) Clustering
5 1048 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 777 (2.19%) Replication
7 617 (1.74%) Open Source
8 614 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 610 (1.72%) Mobile App
10 595 (1.68%) Mathematics
11 577 (1.63%) Hedge funds
12 522 (1.47%) User Experience
13 517 (1.46%) Client/Server
14 490 (1.38%) iPhone
15 377 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
16 335 (0.94%) iPad
17 319 (0.90%) Fat Client
17 319 (0.90%) Thin Client
18 287 (0.81%) Statistics
19 273 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8559 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 8364 (23.56%) Linux
3 5518 (15.54%) Windows 7
4 5454 (15.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 4194 (11.81%) UNIX
6 4162 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 3398 (9.57%) Windows XP
8 2070 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 1567 (4.41%) Android
10 1241 (3.50%) Apple iOS
11 1211 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1115 (3.14%) Solaris
13 804 (2.26%) Mac OS X
14 721 (2.03%) Windows Vista
15 602 (1.70%) AIX
16 512 (1.44%) Windows Phone
17 492 (1.39%) Ubuntu
18 444 (1.25%) CentOS
19 396 (1.12%) Windows 2000
20 338 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5998 (16.90%) ITIL
2 4324 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2118 (5.97%) MVC
4 1875 (5.28%) Software Engineering
5 1833 (5.16%) Project Management
6 1768 (4.98%) OO
7 1706 (4.81%) Scrum
8 1617 (4.55%) TDD
9 1374 (3.87%) E-Commerce
10 1302 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 1268 (3.57%) Service Delivery
12 1252 (3.53%) Mentoring
13 1170 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
14 1105 (3.11%) Service Management
15 1100 (3.10%) Migration
16 1099 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
17 995 (2.80%) Change Management
18 915 (2.58%) Incident Management
19 911 (2.57%) CRM
20 892 (2.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9423 (26.54%) SQL
2 5536 (15.59%) C#
3 3214 (9.05%) Java
4 3106 (8.75%) JavaScript
5 2262 (6.37%) C++
6 2178 (6.14%) PowerShell
7 1508 (4.25%) T-SQL
8 1506 (4.24%) Python
9 1465 (4.13%) Perl
10 1200 (3.38%) C
11 1056 (2.97%) VB
12 1029 (2.90%) VB.NET
13 1009 (2.84%) PHP
14 935 (2.63%) Bash Shell
15 719 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 714 (2.01%) Ruby
17 710 (2.00%) VBScript
18 434 (1.22%) PL/SQL
19 307 (0.86%) VBA
20 297 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4732 (13.33%) Degree
2 4527 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 2708 (7.63%) MCSE
4 1880 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1783 (5.02%) Security Cleared
6 1555 (4.38%) MCITP
7 1501 (4.23%) CCNA
8 1431 (4.03%) MCP
9 1303 (3.67%) SC Cleared
10 1231 (3.47%) MCSA
11 1001 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 766 (2.16%) MCTS
13 672 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
14 611 (1.72%) CCNP
15 489 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
16 487 (1.37%) DV Cleared
17 406 (1.14%) ISEB
18 403 (1.14%) CISSP
19 358 (1.01%) CCA
20 239 (0.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2086 (5.88%) SLA
2 1126 (3.17%) QA
3 439 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 390 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 293 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 147 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 104 (0.29%) COBIT
8 36 (0.10%) TickIT
9 30 (0.085%) ISO 9000
10 28 (0.079%) HL7
11 25 (0.070%) WAI
12 23 (0.065%) EMIR
13 22 (0.062%) ISO 8583
14 18 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
15 17 (0.048%) JSP 440
16 16 (0.045%) DICOM
16 16 (0.045%) UCITS
17 12 (0.034%) DO-178B
18 10 (0.028%) JTAG
18 10 (0.028%) HIPAA
System Software
1 11387 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 6081 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2802 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 1807 (5.09%) XenApp
5 1580 (4.45%) vSphere
6 1178 (3.32%) VMware ESX
7 819 (2.31%) XenDesktop
8 724 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 459 (1.29%) Terminal Services
10 439 (1.24%) XenServer
11 422 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 248 (0.70%) Xen
13 241 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
14 227 (0.64%) NFS
15 218 (0.61%) ISA Server
16 216 (0.61%) UAG
17 197 (0.55%) KVM
18 194 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 191 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 145 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2124 (5.98%) SCCM
2 936 (2.64%) SCOM
3 822 (2.32%) Backup Exec
4 717 (2.02%) Puppet
5 567 (1.60%) Nagios
6 545 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 525 (1.48%) WSUS
8 474 (1.34%) NetBackup
9 419 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 270 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
11 222 (0.63%) Tivoli
12 181 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 180 (0.51%) SCVMM
14 171 (0.48%) Data Guard
15 150 (0.42%) HP SIM
16 141 (0.40%) OpenView
17 137 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 131 (0.37%) Cacti
19 130 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
20 124 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14377 (40.50%) Microsoft
2 9623 (27.11%) VMware
3 5597 (15.77%) Citrix
4 4853 (13.67%) Cisco
5 3807 (10.72%) Oracle
6 2810 (7.92%) HP
7 1523 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 1248 (3.52%) Symantec
9 1244 (3.50%) NetApp
10 1070 (3.01%) Dell
11 1008 (2.84%) EMC
12 999 (2.81%) Apple
13 975 (2.75%) IBM
14 891 (2.51%) Juniper
15 762 (2.15%) CheckPoint
16 464 (1.31%) JBoss
17 444 (1.25%) Avaya
18 403 (1.14%) Bloomberg
19 398 (1.12%) McAfee
20 397 (1.12%) Google
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Salary: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-60,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Andover, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £56000 per annum + great bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Medical & Life
Posted: 2 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £34500.00 per annum + 3,750pa On-Call + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
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FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 10% performance bonus
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City, London
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