The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17574 16655 18164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.05% 16.35% 16.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.65% 59.47% 59.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14929 14267 15895
Average salary £39,000 £39,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29462 28006 30679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.90% 27.50% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 24855 23875 26557
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Windows
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +2 7035 £45,000 -2.17% 792
South East -2 4399 £37,500 - 482
East of England +1 1468 £39,000 +4.00% 181
North West 0 1139 £33,000 +1.53% 154
Yorkshire -1 1080 £33,000 +5.17% 137
South West -1 1075 £32,500 -2.98% 171
West Midlands -2 769 £35,000 -4.10% 122
East Midlands -4 589 £37,500 +7.14% 93
North East +2 75 £25,500 -21.53% 39
Midlands 0 10 £47,500 -5.00%
South Coast 0 3 £50,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14329 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 11104 (31.42%) Active Directory
3 9734 (27.54%) SQL
4 9622 (27.22%) SQL Server
5 9061 (25.64%) VMware
6 8586 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 8258 (23.36%) Linux
8 7628 (21.58%) MS Excel
9 6544 (18.52%) .NET
10 6366 (18.01%) MS Exchange
11 6327 (17.90%) Finance
12 5960 (16.86%) C#
13 5708 (16.15%) ITIL
14 5696 (16.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5625 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 5374 (15.20%) Windows 7
17 5362 (15.17%) Citrix
18 5181 (14.66%) MS Office
19 4954 (14.02%) Degree
20 4656 (13.17%) Cisco
21 4635 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
22 4430 (12.53%) Firewall
23 4325 (12.24%) UNIX
24 4202 (11.89%) TCP/IP
25 4155 (11.76%) DNS
26 3906 (11.05%) SAN
27 3836 (10.85%) Oracle
28 3731 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
29 3541 (10.02%) IIS
30 3398 (9.61%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6366 (18.01%) MS Exchange
2 3541 (10.02%) IIS
3 3146 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2710 (7.67%) SharePoint
5 1795 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1361 (3.85%) Apache
7 1286 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1191 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1085 (3.07%) Lync
10 1012 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 907 (2.57%) Tomcat
12 489 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 461 (1.30%) WebSphere
14 420 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
15 415 (1.17%) CMS
16 410 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
17 390 (1.10%) WebLogic
18 314 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
19 268 (0.76%) IBM Notes
20 182 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7628 (21.58%) MS Excel
2 5181 (14.66%) MS Office
3 425 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 303 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 196 (0.55%) MS Project
6 195 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 101 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 80 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 50 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 45 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 42 (0.12%) InDesign
12 28 (0.079%) FastStats
13 26 (0.074%) Fireworks
14 25 (0.071%) SPSS
15 19 (0.054%) Acrobat
16 13 (0.037%) AutoCAD
17 11 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
18 9 (0.025%) Quicktime
19 7 (0.020%) PrintSoft PReS
19 7 (0.020%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 353 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 80 (0.23%) Fredhopper
4 69 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 64 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 62 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 58 (0.16%) Magento
8 55 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 52 (0.15%) assyst
9 52 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 51 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
11 50 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 41 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 35 (0.099%) Maximo
14 32 (0.091%) Oracle CRM
15 29 (0.082%) RMDS
16 28 (0.079%) Oracle General Ledger
17 26 (0.074%) HFM
17 26 (0.074%) Temenos T24
17 26 (0.074%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1019 (2.88%) Office 365
2 959 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 558 (1.58%) SaaS
4 496 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
5 277 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 245 (0.69%) IaaS
7 180 (0.51%) PaaS
8 125 (0.35%) Google Apps
9 116 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 75 (0.21%) GitHub
11 43 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
12 37 (0.10%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.057%) Heroku
14 18 (0.051%) Trello
15 17 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.025%) CloudFront
17 8 (0.023%) Joyent
17 8 (0.023%) Route 53
17 8 (0.023%) Basecamp
18 6 (0.017%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4430 (12.53%) Firewall
2 4202 (11.89%) TCP/IP
3 4155 (11.76%) DNS
4 3906 (11.05%) SAN
5 2769 (7.83%) LAN
6 2714 (7.68%) DHCP
7 2633 (7.45%) WAN
8 2182 (6.17%) VPN
9 1897 (5.37%) Internet
10 1031 (2.92%) VoIP
11 1015 (2.87%) NAS
12 866 (2.45%) Wireless
13 861 (2.44%) HTTP
14 749 (2.12%) Network Security
15 632 (1.79%) VLAN
16 599 (1.69%) SSL
17 557 (1.58%) LDAP
18 466 (1.32%) SMTP
19 456 (1.29%) FTP
19 456 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9622 (27.22%) SQL Server
2 2157 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 1756 (4.97%) MySQL
4 1342 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 1226 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 1036 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1007 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1007 (2.85%) Oracle Database
8 901 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 604 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 432 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
11 411 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 394 (1.11%) DB2
13 363 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 306 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
15 287 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
16 276 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
16 276 (0.78%) NoSQL
17 247 (0.70%) MongoDB
18 226 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1338 (3.79%) Visual Studio
2 980 (2.77%) Subversion
3 888 (2.51%) NUnit
4 857 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 678 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 586 (1.66%) Rhino Mocks
7 527 (1.49%) Moq
8 501 (1.42%) JIRA
9 451 (1.28%) Selenium
10 450 (1.27%) MSTest
11 401 (1.13%) Jenkins
12 326 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 277 (0.78%) Eclipse
14 251 (0.71%) Maven
15 220 (0.62%) MSI
16 213 (0.60%) Ant
17 197 (0.56%) JUnit
18 159 (0.45%) Hudson
19 157 (0.44%) WebDriver
20 141 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6327 (17.90%) Finance
2 1538 (4.35%) Banking
3 1307 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1209 (3.42%) Retail
5 1004 (2.84%) Law
6 885 (2.50%) Legal
7 705 (1.99%) Marketing
8 481 (1.36%) Back Office
9 418 (1.18%) Advertising
10 417 (1.18%) Front Office
11 413 (1.17%) Games
12 399 (1.13%) Investment Banking
13 383 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 369 (1.04%) Manufacturing
15 285 (0.81%) Electronics
16 248 (0.70%) Publishing
17 223 (0.63%) French Language
18 180 (0.51%) German Language
19 134 (0.38%) Military
20 133 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6420 (18.16%) Developer
2 6280 (17.77%) Analyst
3 3691 (10.44%) Support Engineer
4 3288 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 2142 (6.06%) Administrator
6 1936 (5.48%) .NET Developer
7 1674 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1663 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 1662 (4.70%) IT Support
10 1577 (4.46%) Consultant
11 1412 (4.00%) C# Developer
12 1296 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
13 1286 (3.64%) Applications Support
14 1271 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
15 1244 (3.52%) Technical Support
16 1211 (3.43%) Architect
17 1161 (3.28%) Software Engineer
18 1156 (3.27%) Software Developer
19 1069 (3.02%) Senior Developer
20 1054 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6544 (18.52%) .NET
2 3344 (9.46%) ASP.NET
3 3085 (8.73%) HTML
4 2412 (6.82%) Web Services
5 2275 (6.44%) XML
6 2085 (5.90%) CSS
7 1904 (5.39%) WCF
8 1591 (4.50%) WPF
9 1508 (4.27%) .NET Framework
10 1485 (4.20%) WinForms
11 1481 (4.19%) jQuery
12 1385 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 833 (2.36%) HTML5
14 705 (1.99%) Ajax
15 597 (1.69%) SOAP
16 567 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 522 (1.48%) REST
18 516 (1.46%) JSON
19 514 (1.45%) J2EE
20 513 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2165 (6.13%) Computer Science
2 2137 (6.05%) Blackberry
3 1450 (4.10%) Clustering
4 1051 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 852 (2.41%) Replication
6 702 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 665 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 625 (1.77%) Mathematics
9 601 (1.70%) Open Source
10 578 (1.64%) Client/Server
11 556 (1.57%) Hedge funds
12 463 (1.31%) iPhone
13 422 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
14 329 (0.93%) iPad
15 323 (0.91%) Fat Client
15 323 (0.91%) Thin Client
16 293 (0.83%) Statistics
17 256 (0.72%) PKI
18 229 (0.65%) Derivative
19 215 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8586 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 8258 (23.36%) Linux
3 5625 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5374 (15.20%) Windows 7
5 4325 (12.24%) UNIX
6 3731 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 3380 (9.56%) Windows XP
8 1911 (5.41%) Windows 8
9 1602 (4.53%) Android
10 1282 (3.63%) Apple iOS
11 1168 (3.30%) Solaris
12 1087 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 786 (2.22%) Mac OS X
14 719 (2.03%) Windows Vista
15 565 (1.60%) AIX
16 506 (1.43%) Windows Phone
17 409 (1.16%) Windows 2000
18 396 (1.12%) CentOS
19 381 (1.08%) Ubuntu
20 353 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5708 (16.15%) ITIL
2 2122 (6.00%) MVC
3 2117 (5.99%) Software Engineering
4 2027 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
5 1834 (5.19%) Project Management
6 1824 (5.16%) OO
7 1813 (5.13%) TDD
8 1686 (4.77%) Scrum
9 1366 (3.86%) Service Delivery
10 1305 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 1297 (3.67%) E-Commerce
12 1175 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
13 1165 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
14 1114 (3.15%) Migration
15 1065 (3.01%) Service Management
16 999 (2.83%) Change Management
17 977 (2.76%) Problem Management
18 936 (2.65%) CRM
19 925 (2.62%) Incident Management
20 817 (2.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9734 (27.54%) SQL
2 5960 (16.86%) C#
3 3398 (9.61%) Java
4 3157 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 2409 (6.82%) C++
6 2182 (6.17%) PowerShell
7 1629 (4.61%) T-SQL
8 1456 (4.12%) Perl
9 1349 (3.82%) Python
10 1340 (3.79%) C
11 1141 (3.23%) VB.NET
12 1107 (3.13%) PHP
13 1106 (3.13%) VB
14 826 (2.34%) Bash Shell
15 703 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 655 (1.85%) VBScript
17 598 (1.69%) Ruby
18 463 (1.31%) PL/SQL
19 342 (0.97%) Objective-C
20 282 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4954 (14.02%) Degree
2 4635 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2710 (7.67%) MCSE
4 1694 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1642 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 1566 (4.43%) MCITP
7 1484 (4.20%) MCP
8 1420 (4.02%) CCNA
9 1227 (3.47%) MCSA
10 1128 (3.19%) SC Cleared
11 867 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 827 (2.34%) MCTS
13 607 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
14 537 (1.52%) CCNP
15 435 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
16 421 (1.19%) DV Cleared
17 385 (1.09%) CISSP
18 362 (1.02%) ISEB
19 328 (0.93%) MCSD
20 315 (0.89%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2024 (5.73%) SLA
2 1253 (3.55%) QA
3 403 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 398 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 287 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 143 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 86 (0.24%) COBIT
8 52 (0.15%) TickIT
9 48 (0.14%) HL7
10 35 (0.099%) WAI
11 30 (0.085%) ISO 9000
12 20 (0.057%) EMIR
13 19 (0.054%) DICOM
14 15 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
14 15 (0.042%) UCITS
15 14 (0.040%) DO-178B
16 12 (0.034%) HIPAA
17 11 (0.031%) ISO 8583
18 10 (0.028%) Data Quality
18 10 (0.028%) BS7799
System Software
1 11104 (31.42%) Active Directory
2 5696 (16.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2663 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 1745 (4.94%) XenApp
5 1625 (4.60%) vSphere
6 1160 (3.28%) VMware ESX
7 857 (2.42%) XenDesktop
8 727 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
9 490 (1.39%) XenServer
10 480 (1.36%) Terminal Services
11 440 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 249 (0.70%) Xen
13 237 (0.67%) NFS
14 230 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
15 210 (0.59%) UAG
16 209 (0.59%) ISA Server
17 187 (0.53%) KVM
18 186 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 171 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
20 154 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2069 (5.85%) SCCM
2 884 (2.50%) SCOM
3 847 (2.40%) Backup Exec
4 589 (1.67%) Puppet
5 579 (1.64%) WSUS
6 465 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 459 (1.30%) Nagios
8 455 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
9 376 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
10 254 (0.72%) Tivoli
11 185 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 171 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
13 158 (0.45%) Data Guard
14 141 (0.40%) OpenView
15 133 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
15 133 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 129 (0.36%) ZABBIX
17 125 (0.35%) SCVMM
18 124 (0.35%) HP SIM
19 120 (0.34%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14329 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 9061 (25.64%) VMware
3 5362 (15.17%) Citrix
4 4656 (13.17%) Cisco
5 3836 (10.85%) Oracle
6 2785 (7.88%) HP
7 1399 (3.96%) Red Hat
8 1277 (3.61%) Symantec
9 1226 (3.47%) NetApp
10 1062 (3.00%) EMC
11 1047 (2.96%) Dell
12 1002 (2.83%) Apple
13 999 (2.83%) IBM
14 782 (2.21%) Juniper
15 738 (2.09%) CheckPoint
16 438 (1.24%) JBoss
17 430 (1.22%) McAfee
18 426 (1.21%) SAP
19 401 (1.13%) Google
20 371 (1.05%) Avaya
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £80,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Superb base with bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Superb base with excellent bonus and
Posted: 9 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Superb base with guaranteed bonus an
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Superb base with excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago