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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17676 16178 18250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.27% 16.25% 16.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.42% 59.05% 59.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14843 13948 15877
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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
29256 27397 30836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.92% 27.52% 27.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24504 23464 26650
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 £62,500 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 7043 £45,000 - 710
South East -1 4386 £37,500 - 440
East of England 0 1400 £37,500 - 156
North West 0 1177 £34,250 -2.14% 171
South West +1 1100 £32,500 -3.70% 176
Yorkshire -1 1061 £33,000 +1.53% 139
West Midlands -1 863 £35,000 - 101
East Midlands -3 625 £35,000 - 78
North East +5 93 £31,250 +4.16% 26
Midlands +9 11 £47,500 +18.75% 1
South Coast - 3 £50,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14218 (40.56%) Microsoft
2 11145 (31.80%) Active Directory
3 9446 (26.95%) SQL Server
4 9440 (26.93%) SQL
5 9279 (26.47%) VMware
6 8439 (24.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 8213 (23.43%) Linux
8 7574 (21.61%) MS Excel
9 6314 (18.01%) Finance
10 6308 (18.00%) MS Exchange
11 6246 (17.82%) .NET
12 5850 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5790 (16.52%) ITIL
14 5665 (16.16%) C#
15 5409 (15.43%) Citrix
16 5404 (15.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 5346 (15.25%) Windows 7
18 5216 (14.88%) MS Office
19 4820 (13.75%) Degree
20 4728 (13.49%) Cisco
21 4537 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
22 4466 (12.74%) Firewall
23 4262 (12.16%) DNS
24 4247 (12.12%) TCP/IP
25 4233 (12.08%) UNIX
26 3943 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
27 3868 (11.04%) SAN
28 3804 (10.85%) Oracle
29 3526 (10.06%) IIS
30 3313 (9.45%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6308 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 3526 (10.06%) IIS
3 3138 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2698 (7.70%) SharePoint
5 1799 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1412 (4.03%) Apache
7 1274 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1257 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1142 (3.26%) Lync
10 995 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 947 (2.70%) Tomcat
12 474 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 468 (1.34%) WebSphere
14 388 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
15 387 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
16 379 (1.08%) WebLogic
17 357 (1.02%) CMS
18 309 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
19 258 (0.74%) IBM Notes
20 206 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 7574 (21.61%) MS Excel
2 5216 (14.88%) MS Office
3 422 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 309 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 219 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 173 (0.49%) MS Project
7 109 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 68 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 51 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 45 (0.13%) InDesign
11 44 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 28 (0.080%) SPSS
13 26 (0.074%) Fireworks
14 25 (0.071%) Acrobat
15 24 (0.068%) FastStats
16 16 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
17 10 (0.029%) AutoCAD
18 8 (0.023%) Simulink
18 8 (0.023%) Maya
18 8 (0.023%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 341 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 80 (0.23%) Fredhopper
4 74 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 70 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 68 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 56 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 55 (0.16%) Magento
9 54 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 54 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
10 50 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 46 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 42 (0.12%) assyst
13 33 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
14 31 (0.088%) RMDS
15 27 (0.077%) Oracle CRM
16 26 (0.074%) Maximo
16 26 (0.074%) Temenos T24
17 25 (0.071%) SAP Business One
18 24 (0.068%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 1097 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1074 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 549 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 539 (1.54%) SaaS
5 290 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 260 (0.74%) IaaS
7 202 (0.58%) PaaS
8 127 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 127 (0.36%) Google Apps
9 103 (0.29%) GitHub
10 45 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 38 (0.11%) Trello
12 30 (0.086%) Rackspace Cloud
13 21 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
14 20 (0.057%) Heroku
15 12 (0.034%) Google App Engine
15 12 (0.034%) Joyent
15 12 (0.034%) AWS Data Pipeline
16 10 (0.029%) CloudFront
17 8 (0.023%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4466 (12.74%) Firewall
2 4262 (12.16%) DNS
3 4247 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 3868 (11.04%) SAN
5 2821 (8.05%) LAN
6 2806 (8.01%) DHCP
7 2714 (7.74%) WAN
8 2192 (6.25%) VPN
9 1820 (5.19%) Internet
10 1011 (2.88%) VoIP
11 982 (2.80%) NAS
12 873 (2.49%) HTTP
13 860 (2.45%) Wireless
14 801 (2.29%) Network Security
15 652 (1.86%) VLAN
16 634 (1.81%) SSL
17 547 (1.56%) LDAP
18 489 (1.40%) MPLS
19 482 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
20 481 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9446 (26.95%) SQL Server
2 2010 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 1759 (5.02%) MySQL
4 1194 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 1192 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 1011 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 999 (2.85%) Oracle Database
8 915 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 884 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 562 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 404 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
12 399 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 384 (1.10%) DB2
14 351 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 302 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
16 298 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
17 291 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
18 268 (0.76%) MongoDB
19 243 (0.69%) NoSQL
20 241 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1297 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1021 (2.91%) Subversion
3 893 (2.55%) NUnit
4 816 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 784 (2.24%) Git (software)
6 573 (1.63%) Rhino Mocks
7 529 (1.51%) JIRA
8 488 (1.39%) Moq
9 474 (1.35%) Jenkins
10 456 (1.30%) Selenium
11 432 (1.23%) MSTest
12 365 (1.04%) TeamCity
13 262 (0.75%) Eclipse
14 254 (0.72%) Maven
15 229 (0.65%) Ant
16 206 (0.59%) MSI
17 195 (0.56%) JUnit
18 162 (0.46%) WebDriver
19 157 (0.45%) Hudson
20 155 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6314 (18.01%) Finance
2 1590 (4.54%) Banking
3 1370 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 1265 (3.61%) Retail
5 977 (2.79%) Law
6 869 (2.48%) Legal
7 662 (1.89%) Marketing
8 438 (1.25%) Back Office
9 408 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 398 (1.14%) Front Office
11 397 (1.13%) Games
12 381 (1.09%) Advertising
13 378 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 368 (1.05%) Manufacturing
15 278 (0.79%) Electronics
16 268 (0.76%) Publishing
17 251 (0.72%) French Language
18 183 (0.52%) German Language
19 129 (0.37%) Military
20 112 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6313 (18.01%) Analyst
2 6212 (17.72%) Developer
3 3764 (10.74%) Support Engineer
4 3297 (9.41%) Support Analyst
5 2062 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1883 (5.37%) .NET Developer
7 1713 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1706 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 1672 (4.77%) IT Support
10 1493 (4.26%) Consultant
11 1312 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
12 1308 (3.73%) C# Developer
13 1292 (3.69%) Applications Support
14 1277 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
15 1228 (3.50%) Architect
16 1209 (3.45%) Technical Support
17 1041 (2.97%) Software Developer
18 1040 (2.97%) Software Engineer
19 1033 (2.95%) Service Analyst
20 1015 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6246 (17.82%) .NET
2 3220 (9.19%) ASP.NET
3 3112 (8.88%) HTML
4 2346 (6.69%) Web Services
5 2246 (6.41%) XML
6 2141 (6.11%) CSS
7 1791 (5.11%) WCF
8 1477 (4.21%) jQuery
9 1462 (4.17%) WPF
10 1456 (4.15%) .NET Framework
11 1375 (3.92%) WinForms
12 1356 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 854 (2.44%) HTML5
14 725 (2.07%) Ajax
15 591 (1.69%) SOAP
16 545 (1.55%) JSON
17 539 (1.54%) REST
18 519 (1.48%) Middleware
19 492 (1.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 486 (1.39%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2072 (5.91%) Computer Science
2 2048 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 1430 (4.08%) Clustering
4 1029 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 808 (2.31%) Replication
6 621 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 617 (1.76%) Mathematics
8 616 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 594 (1.69%) Open Source
10 571 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 540 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 472 (1.35%) iPhone
13 396 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
14 305 (0.87%) iPad
15 292 (0.83%) Fat Client
15 292 (0.83%) Thin Client
16 283 (0.81%) Statistics
17 271 (0.77%) PKI
18 226 (0.64%) Derivative
19 216 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8439 (24.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 8213 (23.43%) Linux
3 5404 (15.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 5346 (15.25%) Windows 7
5 4233 (12.08%) UNIX
6 3943 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 3313 (9.45%) Windows XP
8 1943 (5.54%) Windows 8
9 1585 (4.52%) Android
10 1250 (3.57%) Apple iOS
11 1161 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1142 (3.26%) Solaris
13 770 (2.20%) Mac OS X
14 695 (1.98%) Windows Vista
15 592 (1.69%) AIX
16 534 (1.52%) Windows Phone
17 451 (1.29%) Ubuntu
18 424 (1.21%) CentOS
19 389 (1.11%) Windows 2000
20 337 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5790 (16.52%) ITIL
2 2113 (6.03%) MVC
3 1981 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
4 1957 (5.58%) Software Engineering
5 1858 (5.30%) Project Management
6 1758 (5.02%) OO
7 1723 (4.92%) Scrum
8 1691 (4.82%) TDD
9 1339 (3.82%) E-Commerce
10 1311 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 1278 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 1160 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
13 1127 (3.22%) Performance Tuning
14 1085 (3.10%) Service Management
15 1062 (3.03%) Migration
16 976 (2.78%) Change Management
17 912 (2.60%) Problem Management
18 904 (2.58%) CRM
19 900 (2.57%) Incident Management
20 837 (2.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9440 (26.93%) SQL
2 5665 (16.16%) C#
3 3260 (9.30%) Java
4 3111 (8.88%) JavaScript
5 2288 (6.53%) C++
6 2113 (6.03%) PowerShell
7 1543 (4.40%) T-SQL
8 1452 (4.14%) Python
9 1442 (4.11%) Perl
10 1254 (3.58%) C
11 1091 (3.11%) VB
12 1067 (3.04%) VB.NET
13 1050 (3.00%) PHP
14 892 (2.54%) Bash Shell
15 723 (2.06%) Shell Script
16 684 (1.95%) VBScript
17 669 (1.91%) Ruby
18 444 (1.27%) PL/SQL
19 326 (0.93%) Objective-C
20 307 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4820 (13.75%) Degree
2 4537 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 2689 (7.67%) MCSE
4 1802 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1660 (4.74%) Security Cleared
6 1546 (4.41%) MCITP
7 1468 (4.19%) CCNA
8 1415 (4.04%) MCP
9 1230 (3.51%) MCSA
10 1188 (3.39%) SC Cleared
11 931 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 787 (2.25%) MCTS
13 633 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
14 552 (1.57%) CCNP
15 457 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
16 436 (1.24%) DV Cleared
17 399 (1.14%) CISSP
18 391 (1.12%) ISEB
19 333 (0.95%) CCA
20 276 (0.79%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2036 (5.81%) SLA
2 1152 (3.29%) QA
3 424 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 396 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 278 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 156 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 103 (0.29%) COBIT
8 45 (0.13%) TickIT
9 36 (0.10%) HL7
10 35 (0.100%) ISO 9000
11 30 (0.086%) WAI
12 21 (0.060%) EMIR
13 18 (0.051%) DICOM
14 16 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
14 16 (0.046%) UCITS
15 12 (0.034%) DO-178B
16 11 (0.031%) Data Quality
16 11 (0.031%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.031%) ISO 8583
17 10 (0.029%) GMP
System Software
1 11145 (31.80%) Active Directory
2 5850 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2724 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 1726 (4.92%) XenApp
5 1594 (4.55%) vSphere
6 1156 (3.30%) VMware ESX
7 821 (2.34%) XenDesktop
8 717 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
9 458 (1.31%) Terminal Services
10 438 (1.25%) XenServer
11 418 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 244 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
13 240 (0.68%) Xen
14 237 (0.68%) NFS
15 225 (0.64%) UAG
16 223 (0.64%) ISA Server
17 200 (0.57%) KVM
18 194 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 168 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 158 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2113 (6.03%) SCCM
2 904 (2.58%) SCOM
3 836 (2.39%) Backup Exec
4 667 (1.90%) Puppet
5 549 (1.57%) WSUS
6 531 (1.51%) Nagios
7 509 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 453 (1.29%) NetBackup
9 394 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 220 (0.63%) Tivoli
11 211 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
12 184 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 174 (0.50%) Data Guard
14 161 (0.46%) SCVMM
15 144 (0.41%) HP SIM
16 138 (0.39%) OpenView
17 135 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 126 (0.36%) ZABBIX
19 123 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
20 120 (0.34%) Cacti
Vendors
1 14218 (40.56%) Microsoft
2 9279 (26.47%) VMware
3 5409 (15.43%) Citrix
4 4728 (13.49%) Cisco
5 3804 (10.85%) Oracle
6 2743 (7.83%) HP
7 1459 (4.16%) Red Hat
8 1276 (3.64%) NetApp
9 1218 (3.47%) Symantec
10 1059 (3.02%) Dell
11 1023 (2.92%) EMC
12 978 (2.79%) Apple
13 954 (2.72%) IBM
14 848 (2.42%) Juniper
15 752 (2.15%) CheckPoint
16 458 (1.31%) JBoss
17 414 (1.18%) Google
18 409 (1.17%) SAP
19 404 (1.15%) Avaya
20 389 (1.11%) McAfee
Hounslow, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staffordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northamptonshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £3500 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £26000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucestershire
NST Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum £70k + £90k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago