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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18366 17251 18086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.98% 16.64% 16.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.08% 60.14% 59.17%
Number of salaries quoted 15482 14676 15889
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%
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
29586 28685 30564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.36% 27.67% 28.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24878 24361 26591
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +3 7404 £45,000 - 794
South East +1 4287 £37,000 -5.12% 464
East of England 0 1430 £37,200 +6.28% 166
North West 0 1295 £35,000 -1.08% 216
Yorkshire -2 1185 £35,000 +7.69% 172
South West -1 1154 £33,000 -2.94% 182
West Midlands 0 975 £33,000 -5.71% 127
East Midlands -6 612 £35,000 -6.66% 71
North East -2 104 £33,000 -2.94% 29
Midlands -7 7 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 14866 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 12017 (33.57%) Active Directory
3 9964 (27.84%) VMware
4 9252 (25.85%) SQL
5 9184 (25.66%) SQL Server
6 8727 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 8318 (23.24%) Linux
8 7708 (21.53%) MS Excel
9 6572 (18.36%) MS Exchange
10 6537 (18.26%) Finance
11 6362 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6140 (17.15%) ITIL
13 5870 (16.40%) Citrix
14 5731 (16.01%) .NET
15 5705 (15.94%) Windows 7
16 5495 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
17 5461 (15.26%) MS Office
18 5234 (14.62%) C#
19 4988 (13.94%) Cisco
20 4802 (13.42%) Firewall
21 4741 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
22 4540 (12.68%) Degree
23 4533 (12.66%) DNS
24 4450 (12.43%) TCP/IP
25 4263 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
26 4247 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
27 4109 (11.48%) UNIX
28 4008 (11.20%) SAN
29 3663 (10.23%) Oracle
30 3537 (9.88%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 6572 (18.36%) MS Exchange
2 3493 (9.76%) IIS
3 3150 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2717 (7.59%) SharePoint
5 1861 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1452 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1424 (3.98%) Apache
8 1266 (3.54%) Lync
9 1230 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1036 (2.89%) Tomcat
11 963 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 487 (1.36%) WebSphere
13 456 (1.27%) JBoss
14 447 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
15 370 (1.03%) WebLogic
16 354 (0.99%) CMS
17 352 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
18 346 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
19 300 (0.84%) nginx
20 261 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7708 (21.53%) MS Excel
2 5461 (15.26%) MS Office
3 418 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 277 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 207 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 177 (0.49%) MS Project
7 112 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 56 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 44 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 42 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 38 (0.11%) InDesign
11 38 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 32 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 30 (0.084%) PowerPivot
14 28 (0.078%) SPSS
15 22 (0.061%) FrameMaker
16 19 (0.053%) RoboHelp
17 18 (0.050%) PaintShop Pro
18 16 (0.045%) AutoCAD
19 14 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 406 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 74 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 71 (0.20%) Fredhopper
5 62 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 59 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 50 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
8 49 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 45 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 45 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 41 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 37 (0.10%) Sophis RISQUE
12 34 (0.095%) RMDS
13 26 (0.073%) SAP Business One
14 25 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
14 25 (0.070%) Markit EDM
14 25 (0.070%) Eikon
15 24 (0.067%) Towers Watson Igloo
15 24 (0.067%) BASE24
15 24 (0.067%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1259 (3.52%) Office 365
2 1109 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 523 (1.46%) SaaS
4 520 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
5 296 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 269 (0.75%) IaaS
7 212 (0.59%) PaaS
8 160 (0.45%) GitHub
9 133 (0.37%) Google Apps
10 101 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 61 (0.17%) Trello
12 55 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 33 (0.092%) Rackspace Cloud
14 19 (0.053%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
16 16 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
17 14 (0.039%) Google App Engine
18 13 (0.036%) CloudFront
19 12 (0.034%) Route 53
19 12 (0.034%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4802 (13.42%) Firewall
2 4533 (12.66%) DNS
3 4450 (12.43%) TCP/IP
4 4008 (11.20%) SAN
5 3075 (8.59%) LAN
6 3018 (8.43%) DHCP
7 2997 (8.37%) WAN
8 2373 (6.63%) VPN
9 1874 (5.24%) Internet
10 1091 (3.05%) VoIP
11 934 (2.61%) Wireless
12 924 (2.58%) NAS
13 807 (2.25%) Network Security
14 786 (2.20%) HTTP
15 689 (1.92%) VLAN
16 634 (1.77%) SSL
17 598 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
18 559 (1.56%) MPLS
19 529 (1.48%) iSCSI
20 516 (1.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9184 (25.66%) SQL Server
2 1986 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1678 (4.69%) MySQL
4 1082 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 1063 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 965 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 896 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 849 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 801 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 498 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 386 (1.08%) DB2
12 376 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
13 315 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 315 (0.88%) MongoDB
14 299 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
15 298 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 294 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
17 292 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
18 257 (0.72%) NoSQL
19 252 (0.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1202 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 1044 (2.92%) Subversion
3 963 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 930 (2.60%) NUnit
5 760 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 590 (1.65%) Rhino Mocks
7 541 (1.51%) JIRA
8 535 (1.49%) Jenkins
9 508 (1.42%) Selenium
10 467 (1.30%) Moq
11 451 (1.26%) TeamCity
12 429 (1.20%) MSTest
13 253 (0.71%) Maven
14 217 (0.61%) Ant
15 211 (0.59%) Eclipse
16 210 (0.59%) JUnit
17 197 (0.55%) WebDriver
18 183 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
19 159 (0.44%) MSI
20 146 (0.41%) Hudson
General
1 6537 (18.26%) Finance
2 1649 (4.61%) Banking
3 1386 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 1299 (3.63%) Retail
5 1029 (2.87%) Law
6 853 (2.38%) Legal
7 600 (1.68%) Marketing
8 453 (1.27%) Front Office
9 450 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 413 (1.15%) Advertising
11 399 (1.11%) Back Office
12 390 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 380 (1.06%) Manufacturing
14 347 (0.97%) Games
15 270 (0.75%) Publishing
16 244 (0.68%) Electronics
17 234 (0.65%) French Language
18 174 (0.49%) German Language
19 135 (0.38%) Aerospace
20 120 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6616 (18.48%) Analyst
2 5770 (16.12%) Developer
3 4038 (11.28%) Support Engineer
4 3378 (9.44%) Support Analyst
5 2022 (5.65%) Administrator
6 1824 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1805 (5.04%) IT Support
8 1728 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 1712 (4.78%) .NET Developer
10 1636 (4.57%) Consultant
11 1354 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
12 1348 (3.77%) Architect
13 1344 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
14 1323 (3.70%) Applications Support
15 1255 (3.51%) Technical Support
16 1239 (3.46%) Service Analyst
17 1200 (3.35%) C# Developer
18 1194 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
19 1038 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
20 1010 (2.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5731 (16.01%) .NET
2 3142 (8.78%) HTML
3 3094 (8.64%) ASP.NET
4 2270 (6.34%) CSS
5 2154 (6.02%) Web Services
6 2057 (5.75%) XML
7 1490 (4.16%) jQuery
8 1450 (4.05%) WCF
9 1417 (3.96%) .NET Framework
10 1324 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1240 (3.46%) WinForms
12 1220 (3.41%) WPF
13 938 (2.62%) HTML5
14 777 (2.17%) Ajax
15 577 (1.61%) Middleware
16 539 (1.51%) JSON
17 517 (1.44%) REST
18 480 (1.34%) SOAP
19 478 (1.34%) Castle Windsor
20 461 (1.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2281 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2080 (5.81%) Blackberry
3 1815 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 1499 (4.19%) Clustering
5 1093 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 755 (2.11%) Replication
7 647 (1.81%) Open Source
8 620 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 598 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 572 (1.60%) User Experience
11 556 (1.55%) Mathematics
12 542 (1.51%) Hedge funds
13 505 (1.41%) iPhone
14 483 (1.35%) Client/Server
15 380 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
16 327 (0.91%) iPad
17 315 (0.88%) Fat Client
17 315 (0.88%) Thin Client
18 282 (0.79%) Statistics
19 275 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8727 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 8318 (23.24%) Linux
3 5705 (15.94%) Windows 7
4 5495 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 4741 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4109 (11.48%) UNIX
7 3537 (9.88%) Windows XP
8 2319 (6.48%) Windows 8
9 1527 (4.27%) Android
10 1268 (3.54%) Apple iOS
11 1157 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1037 (2.90%) Solaris
13 830 (2.32%) Mac OS X
14 786 (2.20%) Windows Vista
15 641 (1.79%) AIX
16 516 (1.44%) CentOS
17 488 (1.36%) Ubuntu
18 468 (1.31%) Windows Phone
19 408 (1.14%) Windows 2000
20 394 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6140 (17.15%) ITIL
2 4263 (11.91%) Agile Software Development
3 2194 (6.13%) MVC
4 1797 (5.02%) OO
5 1765 (4.93%) Software Engineering
6 1762 (4.92%) Project Management
7 1700 (4.75%) Scrum
8 1500 (4.19%) TDD
9 1370 (3.83%) Service Delivery
10 1337 (3.74%) Mentoring
11 1326 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 1292 (3.61%) E-Commerce
13 1219 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
14 1198 (3.35%) Migration
15 1163 (3.25%) Service Management
16 1078 (3.01%) Change Management
17 1048 (2.93%) Performance Tuning
18 1017 (2.84%) CRM
19 937 (2.62%) DevOps
20 898 (2.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9252 (25.85%) SQL
2 5234 (14.62%) C#
3 3138 (8.77%) JavaScript
4 3034 (8.48%) Java
5 2162 (6.04%) PowerShell
6 2148 (6.00%) C++
7 1534 (4.29%) Python
8 1435 (4.01%) Perl
9 1361 (3.80%) T-SQL
10 1097 (3.06%) C
11 1011 (2.82%) VB
12 999 (2.79%) PHP
13 952 (2.66%) VB.NET
14 904 (2.53%) Bash Shell
15 727 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 675 (1.89%) Ruby
17 657 (1.84%) VBScript
18 426 (1.19%) PL/SQL
19 284 (0.79%) Objective-C
20 271 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4540 (12.68%) Degree
2 4247 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 2601 (7.27%) MCSE
4 1948 (5.44%) Security Cleared
5 1868 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1512 (4.22%) MCITP
7 1450 (4.05%) SC Cleared
8 1442 (4.03%) MCP
9 1440 (4.02%) CCNA
10 1226 (3.43%) MCSA
11 1053 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 699 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 698 (1.95%) MCTS
14 638 (1.78%) CCNP
15 558 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
16 548 (1.53%) DV Cleared
17 422 (1.18%) CCA
18 410 (1.15%) ISEB
19 396 (1.11%) CISSP
20 264 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2191 (6.12%) SLA
2 1133 (3.17%) QA
3 406 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 362 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 294 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 157 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 101 (0.28%) COBIT
8 26 (0.073%) ISO 9000
9 23 (0.064%) TickIT
10 22 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 22 (0.061%) ISO 8583
10 22 (0.061%) HL7
11 20 (0.056%) JSP 440
12 17 (0.047%) EMIR
13 15 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
13 15 (0.042%) DICOM
14 14 (0.039%) WAI
15 13 (0.036%) Data Quality
16 11 (0.031%) GLP
17 10 (0.028%) GPG13
System Software
1 12017 (33.57%) Active Directory
2 6362 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2910 (8.13%) Hyper-V
4 1982 (5.54%) XenApp
5 1816 (5.07%) vSphere
6 1089 (3.04%) VMware ESX
7 840 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 792 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
9 459 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 422 (1.18%) XenServer
11 415 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 264 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 227 (0.63%) NFS
14 214 (0.60%) Xen
15 208 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
16 203 (0.57%) KVM
17 191 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 182 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 182 (0.51%) vCloud
19 178 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2126 (5.94%) SCCM
2 1064 (2.97%) SCOM
3 819 (2.29%) Backup Exec
4 811 (2.27%) Puppet
5 580 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
6 557 (1.56%) Nagios
7 509 (1.42%) NetBackup
8 472 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 463 (1.29%) WSUS
10 296 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
11 235 (0.66%) Tivoli
12 229 (0.64%) SCVMM
13 196 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 144 (0.40%) Data Guard
15 139 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 137 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 129 (0.36%) HP SIM
18 128 (0.36%) OpenView
19 115 (0.32%) ZABBIX
20 111 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14866 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 9964 (27.84%) VMware
3 5870 (16.40%) Citrix
4 4988 (13.94%) Cisco
5 3663 (10.23%) Oracle
6 2874 (8.03%) HP
7 1482 (4.14%) Red Hat
8 1309 (3.66%) Symantec
9 1244 (3.48%) NetApp
10 1132 (3.16%) Dell
11 1115 (3.12%) Apple
12 1076 (3.01%) EMC
13 1020 (2.85%) IBM
14 905 (2.53%) Juniper
15 741 (2.07%) CheckPoint
16 530 (1.48%) Avaya
17 457 (1.28%) Bloomberg
18 434 (1.21%) McAfee
19 393 (1.10%) Google
20 387 (1.08%) F5
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus + pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £3000 - £50000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29650 - £38925 per annum + 27 days AL + final salary pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum £50,000 - £55,000 per an
Posted: 6 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits and Environment
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum Bonus, Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + pension, 23 days hol
Posted: 6 hours ago