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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 16612 17583 16724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.10% 15.93% 16.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.61% 59.29% 59.60%
Number of salaries quoted 14080 15034 14324
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
27407 29654 28061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.55% 26.87% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23207 25106 24016
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 0 6612 £47,500 +5.55% 661
South East 0 3953 £40,000 +6.66% 485
East of England -1 1414 £38,500 +2.66% 182
South West +6 1151 £33,000 - 147
Yorkshire -3 1062 £35,000 +6.06% 165
North West -2 990 £35,000 +6.06% 185
West Midlands -2 810 £35,000 - 154
East Midlands -2 518 £35,000 -6.66% 73
North East +5 115 £30,000 +15.38% 18
Midlands -9 8 £44,000 -7.36% 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 14508 (42.26%) Microsoft
2 11733 (34.18%) Active Directory
3 9859 (28.72%) VMware
4 9077 (26.44%) SQL Server
5 9041 (26.34%) SQL
6 8294 (24.16%) Linux
7 7949 (23.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 7151 (20.83%) MS Excel
9 6428 (18.73%) MS Exchange
10 6415 (18.69%) Finance
11 6206 (18.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6029 (17.56%) ITIL
13 5847 (17.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 5806 (16.91%) .NET
15 5288 (15.40%) Windows 7
16 5221 (15.21%) Citrix
17 5160 (15.03%) C#
18 5136 (14.96%) Cisco
19 4948 (14.41%) MS Office
20 4615 (13.44%) Firewall
21 4527 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
22 4356 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
23 4338 (12.64%) Degree
24 4139 (12.06%) DNS
25 4006 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
26 3961 (11.54%) TCP/IP
27 3848 (11.21%) SAN
28 3598 (10.48%) Oracle
29 3429 (9.99%) UNIX
30 3173 (9.24%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6428 (18.73%) MS Exchange
2 3173 (9.24%) IIS
3 3157 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2518 (7.34%) SharePoint
5 1618 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1538 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1304 (3.80%) Apache
8 1293 (3.77%) Lync
9 962 (2.80%) Tomcat
10 908 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 890 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 688 (2.00%) WebSphere
13 487 (1.42%) JBoss
14 425 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 360 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
16 305 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
17 301 (0.88%) WebLogic
18 262 (0.76%) CMS
19 251 (0.73%) nginx
20 198 (0.58%) Node.js
Applications
1 7151 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 4948 (14.41%) MS Office
3 339 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 264 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 161 (0.47%) MS Project
6 84 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 72 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 43 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 38 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 35 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 25 (0.073%) InDesign
12 24 (0.070%) PowerPivot
13 17 (0.050%) Simulink
14 16 (0.047%) Acrobat
15 14 (0.041%) TargetLink
16 13 (0.038%) AutoCAD
17 11 (0.032%) Mingle
17 11 (0.032%) GNU Octave
18 10 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
18 10 (0.029%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 361 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 97 (0.28%) RMDS
3 87 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 85 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 78 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 70 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 61 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 55 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 52 (0.15%) SAP Business One
10 47 (0.14%) assyst
11 41 (0.12%) ION MarketView
12 35 (0.10%) Magento
12 35 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
13 30 (0.087%) Sage 200
14 24 (0.070%) AWD
15 21 (0.061%) Pegasus Opera
15 21 (0.061%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 20 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
17 19 (0.055%) Markit EDM
18 17 (0.050%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1743 (5.08%) Office 365
2 1277 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1049 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
4 570 (1.66%) SaaS
5 263 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 262 (0.76%) IaaS
7 177 (0.52%) PaaS
8 146 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 123 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 114 (0.33%) Google Apps
11 84 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 73 (0.21%) GitHub
13 55 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 32 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
16 28 (0.082%) IBM PureFlex
17 24 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
18 23 (0.067%) Azure Active Directory
19 20 (0.058%) Route 53
20 19 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4615 (13.44%) Firewall
2 4139 (12.06%) DNS
3 3961 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 3848 (11.21%) SAN
5 3093 (9.01%) LAN
6 3087 (8.99%) WAN
7 2770 (8.07%) DHCP
8 2135 (6.22%) VPN
9 1392 (4.05%) Internet
10 1226 (3.57%) VoIP
11 1027 (2.99%) NAS
12 867 (2.53%) Wireless
13 799 (2.33%) VLAN
14 779 (2.27%) Network Security
15 655 (1.91%) HTTP
16 548 (1.60%) iSCSI
17 533 (1.55%) SSL
18 504 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
19 440 (1.28%) MPLS
20 383 (1.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9077 (26.44%) SQL Server
2 1890 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 1527 (4.45%) MySQL
4 1030 (3.00%) Relational Database
5 1029 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 979 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 945 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 930 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 806 (2.35%) Oracle Database
10 496 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 486 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 424 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
13 398 (1.16%) MongoDB
14 392 (1.14%) NoSQL
15 318 (0.93%) DB2
16 275 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
17 255 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
18 224 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
19 208 (0.61%) Big Data
20 181 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1380 (4.02%) Visual Studio
2 964 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 950 (2.77%) NUnit
4 895 (2.61%) Subversion
5 826 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 588 (1.71%) Jenkins
7 553 (1.61%) Moq
8 548 (1.60%) Rhino Mocks
9 499 (1.45%) JIRA
10 443 (1.29%) MSTest
11 393 (1.14%) TeamCity
12 379 (1.10%) Selenium
13 245 (0.71%) Maven
14 188 (0.55%) Eclipse
15 179 (0.52%) SpecFlow
16 161 (0.47%) MSI
17 158 (0.46%) JUnit
18 154 (0.45%) Hudson
19 145 (0.42%) WebDriver
20 143 (0.42%) Ant
General
1 6415 (18.69%) Finance
2 1708 (4.98%) Banking
3 1320 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1212 (3.53%) Retail
5 1122 (3.27%) Law
6 981 (2.86%) Legal
7 595 (1.73%) Marketing
8 538 (1.57%) Back Office
9 476 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 463 (1.35%) Advertising
11 419 (1.22%) Front Office
12 370 (1.08%) Games
13 367 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 350 (1.02%) Investment Banking
15 269 (0.78%) Electronics
16 258 (0.75%) Publishing
17 237 (0.69%) Automotive
18 119 (0.35%) German Language
19 111 (0.32%) French Language
19 111 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6132 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5513 (16.06%) Developer
3 3848 (11.21%) Support Engineer
4 3196 (9.31%) Support Analyst
5 2121 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1938 (5.65%) Administrator
7 1770 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 1744 (5.08%) .NET Developer
9 1680 (4.89%) IT Support
10 1556 (4.53%) Consultant
11 1401 (4.08%) Architect
12 1354 (3.94%) Applications Support
13 1288 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
14 1284 (3.74%) C# Developer
15 1168 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
16 1134 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
17 1114 (3.25%) Service Analyst
18 1104 (3.22%) Technical Support
19 1085 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
20 1072 (3.12%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5806 (16.91%) .NET
2 2888 (8.41%) HTML
3 2863 (8.34%) ASP.NET
4 2217 (6.46%) Web Services
5 2030 (5.91%) CSS
6 1804 (5.26%) XML
7 1415 (4.12%) WCF
8 1385 (4.03%) .NET Framework
9 1313 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1267 (3.69%) jQuery
11 1195 (3.48%) WPF
12 1120 (3.26%) WinForms
13 969 (2.82%) HTML5
14 711 (2.07%) Ajax
15 592 (1.72%) Entity Framework
16 562 (1.64%) SOAP
17 559 (1.63%) Middleware
18 531 (1.55%) REST
19 489 (1.42%) J2EE
20 487 (1.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2390 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 2320 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 1929 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 1846 (5.38%) Blackberry
5 1241 (3.62%) Clustering
6 1020 (2.97%) Management Information System
7 819 (2.39%) Replication
8 668 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 630 (1.84%) Client/Server
10 585 (1.70%) Mobile App
11 572 (1.67%) Hedge funds
12 462 (1.35%) Mathematics
13 457 (1.33%) iPhone
13 457 (1.33%) User Experience
14 408 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
15 346 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 346 (1.01%) Thin Client
16 324 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
17 295 (0.86%) Statistics
18 283 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8294 (24.16%) Linux
2 7949 (23.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 5847 (17.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 5288 (15.40%) Windows 7
5 4356 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 3429 (9.99%) UNIX
7 2534 (7.38%) Windows XP
8 2466 (7.18%) Windows 8
9 1719 (5.01%) Android
10 1442 (4.20%) Apple iOS
11 1124 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 856 (2.49%) Solaris
13 786 (2.29%) Mac OS X
14 640 (1.86%) Windows Vista
15 538 (1.57%) CentOS
16 388 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
16 388 (1.13%) AIX
17 379 (1.10%) Windows Phone
18 364 (1.06%) Ubuntu
19 313 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6029 (17.56%) ITIL
2 4527 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2259 (6.58%) MVC
4 1827 (5.32%) Software Engineering
5 1814 (5.28%) Scrum
6 1752 (5.10%) TDD
7 1704 (4.96%) Project Management
8 1634 (4.76%) OO
9 1585 (4.62%) Service Delivery
10 1412 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
11 1354 (3.94%) Mentoring
12 1334 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 1269 (3.70%) Migration
14 1222 (3.56%) Service Management
15 1166 (3.40%) SDLC
16 1153 (3.36%) DevOps
17 1074 (3.13%) Change Management
18 1013 (2.95%) Configuration Management
19 986 (2.87%) Incident Management
20 968 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9041 (26.34%) SQL
2 5160 (15.03%) C#
3 3071 (8.95%) Java
4 3022 (8.80%) JavaScript
5 2714 (7.91%) PowerShell
6 1940 (5.65%) C++
7 1534 (4.47%) Python
8 1333 (3.88%) Perl
9 1312 (3.82%) C
10 1304 (3.80%) T-SQL
11 903 (2.63%) PHP
12 893 (2.60%) Bash Shell
13 884 (2.58%) VB
14 814 (2.37%) VB.NET
15 614 (1.79%) Ruby
16 511 (1.49%) Shell Script
17 507 (1.48%) VBScript
18 388 (1.13%) PL/SQL
19 339 (0.99%) VBA
20 305 (0.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4338 (12.64%) Degree
2 4006 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2441 (7.11%) MCSE
4 1846 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1637 (4.77%) Security Cleared
6 1531 (4.46%) CCNA
7 1393 (4.06%) MCP
8 1294 (3.77%) MCITP
9 1194 (3.48%) MCSA
10 1001 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 972 (2.83%) SC Cleared
12 659 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
13 580 (1.69%) CCNP
14 537 (1.56%) DV Cleared
15 469 (1.37%) MCTS
16 445 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
17 383 (1.12%) CISSP
18 381 (1.11%) CCA
19 311 (0.91%) ISEB
20 288 (0.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2454 (7.15%) SLA
2 1023 (2.98%) QA
3 484 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 377 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 148 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 96 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 92 (0.27%) COBIT
8 19 (0.055%) HL7
9 18 (0.052%) FISMA
10 16 (0.047%) WCAG
10 16 (0.047%) ISO 9000
11 15 (0.044%) HIPAA
12 13 (0.038%) JSP 440
12 13 (0.038%) Data Quality
13 12 (0.035%) PMBOK
14 11 (0.032%) TickIT
15 10 (0.029%) WAI
16 9 (0.026%) GPG13
17 8 (0.023%) Section 508
18 7 (0.020%) DICOM
System Software
1 11733 (34.18%) Active Directory
2 6206 (18.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3064 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 1853 (5.40%) vSphere
5 1796 (5.23%) XenApp
6 1135 (3.31%) VMware ESX
7 743 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 685 (2.00%) XenDesktop
9 503 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 471 (1.37%) XenServer
11 455 (1.33%) Terminal Services
12 290 (0.84%) vCloud
13 276 (0.80%) NFS
14 217 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
15 194 (0.57%) Firmware
16 191 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 187 (0.54%) VMware Server
18 184 (0.54%) Xen
19 178 (0.52%) KVM
20 175 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2262 (6.59%) SCCM
2 1116 (3.25%) SCOM
3 817 (2.38%) Puppet
4 636 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 616 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 557 (1.62%) Nagios
7 502 (1.46%) WSUS
8 335 (0.98%) NetBackup
9 280 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 249 (0.73%) Tivoli
11 171 (0.50%) SCVMM
11 171 (0.50%) ZABBIX
12 139 (0.40%) Ansible
13 120 (0.35%) OpenView
14 116 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
15 115 (0.34%) HP SIM
16 110 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 107 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 105 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
19 99 (0.29%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 14508 (42.26%) Microsoft
2 9859 (28.72%) VMware
3 5221 (15.21%) Citrix
4 5136 (14.96%) Cisco
5 3598 (10.48%) Oracle
6 2908 (8.47%) HP
7 1469 (4.28%) NetApp
8 1316 (3.83%) Red Hat
9 1124 (3.27%) IBM
10 1092 (3.18%) Apple
11 1069 (3.11%) Symantec
12 1057 (3.08%) EMC
13 1030 (3.00%) Dell
14 814 (2.37%) Juniper
15 612 (1.78%) CheckPoint
16 466 (1.36%) Avaya
17 407 (1.19%) Veeam
18 403 (1.17%) F5
19 401 (1.17%) SolarWinds
20 386 (1.12%) SAP
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