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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18117 17035 18699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.06% 16.35% 15.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.76% 60.10% 58.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15448 14567 16305
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
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 £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30314 28345 31868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.88% 27.20% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 25441 24017 27665
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +4 7459 £45,000 - 794
South East -1 4248 £38,000 - 509
East of England -1 1598 £37,500 - 198
Yorkshire +1 1242 £35,000 +14.75% 173
North West 0 1098 £34,000 +4.61% 213
South West -4 905 £32,500 -7.14% 184
East Midlands -1 760 £40,000 +14.28% 77
West Midlands -2 754 £35,000 - 106
North East +4 100 £30,000 +13.20% 34
Midlands +13 27 £50,000 +42.85% 2
South Coast 0 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13960 (41.00%) Microsoft
2 10390 (30.51%) Active Directory
3 9839 (28.89%) SQL
4 9631 (28.28%) SQL Server
5 8546 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 8514 (25.00%) VMware
7 7558 (22.20%) Linux
8 7231 (21.24%) MS Excel
9 6957 (20.43%) .NET
10 6425 (18.87%) C#
11 6268 (18.41%) Finance
12 6021 (17.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 5953 (17.48%) MS Exchange
14 5352 (15.72%) ITIL
15 5267 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 4958 (14.56%) Citrix
17 4775 (14.02%) Windows 7
18 4753 (13.96%) Degree
19 4638 (13.62%) MS Office
20 4609 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
21 4536 (13.32%) UNIX
22 4252 (12.49%) Firewall
23 4208 (12.36%) Cisco
24 3955 (11.61%) TCP/IP
25 3865 (11.35%) DNS
26 3635 (10.68%) SAN
27 3630 (10.66%) Oracle
28 3473 (10.20%) IIS
29 3438 (10.10%) Windows XP
30 3430 (10.07%) ASP.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5953 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 3473 (10.20%) IIS
3 2964 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2777 (8.16%) SharePoint
5 1705 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1397 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1376 (4.04%) Apache
8 990 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 971 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 926 (2.72%) Lync
11 795 (2.33%) Tomcat
12 539 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 461 (1.35%) WebSphere
14 400 (1.17%) CMS
15 398 (1.17%) WebLogic
16 340 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
17 322 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
18 310 (0.91%) IBM Notes
19 271 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
20 218 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7231 (21.24%) MS Excel
2 4638 (13.62%) MS Office
3 438 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 344 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 207 (0.61%) MS Project
6 169 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 86 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 72 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 45 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 34 (0.100%) PowerPivot
11 33 (0.097%) Acrobat
12 32 (0.094%) Fireworks
13 28 (0.082%) InDesign
14 24 (0.070%) FastStats
15 17 (0.050%) Mingle
16 16 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
17 15 (0.044%) RoboHelp
18 14 (0.041%) AutoCAD
19 13 (0.038%) PrintSoft PReS
20 11 (0.032%) Maya
Business Applications
1 399 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 62 (0.18%) Magento
4 61 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 56 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 52 (0.15%) assyst
6 52 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 51 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 39 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 34 (0.100%) SAP Business One
9 34 (0.100%) Google Analytics
10 33 (0.097%) Oracle CRM
11 30 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 29 (0.085%) Temenos T24
13 28 (0.082%) Oracle 11i
14 27 (0.079%) HFM
14 27 (0.079%) Misys Opics
15 26 (0.076%) SAP xMII
15 26 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
15 26 (0.076%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 731 (2.15%) Office 365
2 717 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 508 (1.49%) SaaS
4 399 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
5 234 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 185 (0.54%) IaaS
7 97 (0.28%) PaaS
8 92 (0.27%) Google Apps
9 79 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 57 (0.17%) GitHub
11 46 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
12 20 (0.059%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (0.053%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.038%) Route 53
15 10 (0.029%) Heroku
16 8 (0.023%) Joyent
16 8 (0.023%) Basecamp
17 5 (0.015%) IBM SmartCloud
18 3 (0.009%) Taleo
18 3 (0.009%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4252 (12.49%) Firewall
2 3955 (11.61%) TCP/IP
3 3865 (11.35%) DNS
4 3635 (10.68%) SAN
5 2631 (7.73%) LAN
6 2550 (7.49%) WAN
7 2446 (7.18%) DHCP
8 2158 (6.34%) VPN
9 1736 (5.10%) Internet
10 941 (2.76%) VoIP
11 889 (2.61%) NAS
12 877 (2.58%) Wireless
13 736 (2.16%) HTTP
14 626 (1.84%) VLAN
15 605 (1.78%) SSL
16 596 (1.75%) Network Security
17 486 (1.43%) LDAP
18 442 (1.30%) FTP
19 436 (1.28%) SMTP
20 415 (1.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9631 (28.28%) SQL Server
2 2324 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1687 (4.95%) MySQL
4 1554 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1197 (3.52%) Relational Database
6 1151 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1012 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 957 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 945 (2.78%) Oracle Database
10 529 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 493 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
12 485 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 387 (1.14%) DB2
14 367 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
15 363 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
16 307 (0.90%) NoSQL
17 236 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
18 234 (0.69%) MongoDB
19 231 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
20 204 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1558 (4.58%) Visual Studio
2 973 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 952 (2.80%) NUnit
4 797 (2.34%) Subversion
5 614 (1.80%) Rhino Mocks
6 588 (1.73%) Moq
7 570 (1.67%) Git (software)
8 518 (1.52%) MSTest
9 464 (1.36%) JIRA
10 389 (1.14%) Selenium
11 304 (0.89%) Jenkins
12 270 (0.79%) Eclipse
13 233 (0.68%) TeamCity
14 217 (0.64%) Maven
15 214 (0.63%) JUnit
16 207 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 202 (0.59%) Hudson
18 165 (0.48%) MSI
19 164 (0.48%) Ant
20 163 (0.48%) Xcode
General
1 6268 (18.41%) Finance
2 1547 (4.54%) Banking
3 1189 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 1142 (3.35%) Retail
5 888 (2.61%) Law
6 796 (2.34%) Legal
7 659 (1.94%) Marketing
8 532 (1.56%) Back Office
9 483 (1.42%) Front Office
10 479 (1.41%) Games
11 387 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 374 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 374 (1.10%) Investment Banking
13 360 (1.06%) Advertising
14 234 (0.69%) Publishing
15 210 (0.62%) Electronics
16 198 (0.58%) French Language
17 174 (0.51%) German Language
18 126 (0.37%) Automotive
19 123 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6704 (19.69%) Developer
2 5595 (16.43%) Analyst
3 3310 (9.72%) Support Engineer
4 2941 (8.64%) Support Analyst
5 2193 (6.44%) Administrator
6 2030 (5.96%) .NET Developer
7 1826 (5.36%) Consultant
8 1558 (4.58%) C# Developer
9 1485 (4.36%) IT Support
10 1428 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 1388 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1334 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
13 1267 (3.72%) Software Developer
14 1240 (3.64%) Architect
15 1208 (3.55%) Software Engineer
16 1165 (3.42%) Applications Support
17 1158 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
18 1117 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
19 1104 (3.24%) Technical Support
20 1102 (3.24%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6957 (20.43%) .NET
2 3430 (10.07%) ASP.NET
3 2953 (8.67%) HTML
4 2644 (7.76%) Web Services
5 2380 (6.99%) XML
6 2145 (6.30%) CSS
7 1999 (5.87%) WCF
8 1712 (5.03%) WPF
9 1709 (5.02%) .NET Framework
10 1638 (4.81%) WinForms
11 1538 (4.52%) jQuery
12 1365 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
13 846 (2.48%) HTML5
14 807 (2.37%) Ajax
15 684 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 677 (1.99%) SOAP
17 650 (1.91%) Middleware
18 602 (1.77%) J2EE
19 575 (1.69%) XSLT
20 526 (1.54%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2295 (6.74%) Blackberry
2 2074 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 1487 (4.37%) Clustering
4 898 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
5 890 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 808 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 774 (2.27%) Replication
8 629 (1.85%) Open Source
9 616 (1.81%) Mathematics
10 572 (1.68%) Client/Server
11 495 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
12 482 (1.42%) Hedge funds
13 435 (1.28%) iPhone
14 349 (1.02%) Fat Client
14 349 (1.02%) Thin Client
15 334 (0.98%) iPad
16 288 (0.85%) N-Tier
17 279 (0.82%) Derivative
18 276 (0.81%) Statistics
19 214 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8546 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
2 7558 (22.20%) Linux
3 6021 (17.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 4775 (14.02%) Windows 7
5 4536 (13.32%) UNIX
6 3438 (10.10%) Windows XP
7 2948 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 1664 (4.89%) Android
9 1626 (4.78%) Windows 8
10 1419 (4.17%) Apple iOS
11 1053 (3.09%) Solaris
12 952 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 748 (2.20%) Mac OS X
14 747 (2.19%) Windows Vista
15 557 (1.64%) AIX
16 529 (1.55%) Windows Phone
17 456 (1.34%) CentOS
18 445 (1.31%) Windows 2000
19 440 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
20 364 (1.07%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5352 (15.72%) ITIL
2 2242 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
3 2192 (6.44%) Software Engineering
4 2091 (6.14%) MVC
5 1944 (5.71%) TDD
6 1912 (5.62%) OO
7 1887 (5.54%) Scrum
8 1879 (5.52%) Project Management
9 1450 (4.26%) Service Delivery
10 1289 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 1179 (3.46%) Migration
12 1159 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
13 1104 (3.24%) E-Commerce
14 1099 (3.23%) Service Management
15 1082 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
16 1022 (3.00%) Problem Management
17 999 (2.93%) CRM
18 995 (2.92%) Change Management
19 834 (2.45%) Time Management
20 827 (2.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9839 (28.89%) SQL
2 6425 (18.87%) C#
3 3289 (9.66%) Java
4 3187 (9.36%) JavaScript
5 2478 (7.28%) C++
6 2108 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 1665 (4.89%) T-SQL
8 1395 (4.10%) Perl
9 1290 (3.79%) C
10 1240 (3.64%) VB.NET
11 1178 (3.46%) PHP
12 1147 (3.37%) Python
13 1058 (3.11%) VB
14 614 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 591 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 579 (1.70%) VBScript
17 551 (1.62%) Ruby
18 444 (1.30%) PL/SQL
19 408 (1.20%) Objective-C
20 282 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4753 (13.96%) Degree
2 4609 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2605 (7.65%) MCSE
4 1627 (4.78%) MCP
5 1549 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1483 (4.36%) MCITP
7 1381 (4.06%) Security Cleared
8 1294 (3.80%) CCNA
9 1119 (3.29%) MCSA
10 999 (2.93%) MCTS
11 907 (2.66%) SC Cleared
12 761 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 571 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
14 518 (1.52%) CCNP
15 502 (1.47%) MCSD
16 435 (1.28%) MCAD
17 396 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
18 343 (1.01%) DV Cleared
19 331 (0.97%) CISSP
20 307 (0.90%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1955 (5.74%) SLA
2 1366 (4.01%) QA
3 325 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 308 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 269 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 106 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 76 (0.22%) TickIT
8 73 (0.21%) HL7
9 49 (0.14%) COBIT
10 32 (0.094%) DICOM
11 30 (0.088%) WAI
12 20 (0.059%) ISO 9000
12 20 (0.059%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 19 (0.056%) GPG13
14 17 (0.050%) HIPAA
15 16 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 13 (0.038%) DO-178B
17 12 (0.035%) BS7799
18 9 (0.026%) GAMP
19 8 (0.023%) GCP
System Software
1 10390 (30.51%) Active Directory
2 5267 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2396 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 1687 (4.95%) XenApp
5 1665 (4.89%) vSphere
6 1136 (3.34%) VMware ESX
7 784 (2.30%) XenDesktop
8 677 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
9 600 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 498 (1.46%) XenServer
11 386 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 234 (0.69%) Xen
13 184 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 182 (0.53%) ISA Server
15 171 (0.50%) UAG
16 170 (0.50%) KVM
17 164 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
18 160 (0.47%) NFS
18 160 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
19 159 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1881 (5.52%) SCCM
2 992 (2.91%) SCOM
3 718 (2.11%) Backup Exec
4 605 (1.78%) WSUS
5 532 (1.56%) Puppet
6 508 (1.49%) NetBackup
7 433 (1.27%) Nagios
8 427 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
9 323 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 258 (0.76%) Tivoli
11 210 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
12 162 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 148 (0.43%) ARCserve
14 143 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 139 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 129 (0.38%) HP SIM
17 119 (0.35%) Data Guard
18 114 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
19 111 (0.33%) SCVMM
20 108 (0.32%) Legato
Vendors
1 13960 (41.00%) Microsoft
2 8514 (25.00%) VMware
3 4958 (14.56%) Citrix
4 4208 (12.36%) Cisco
5 3630 (10.66%) Oracle
6 2670 (7.84%) HP
7 1297 (3.81%) Red Hat
8 1200 (3.52%) Symantec
9 1139 (3.34%) NetApp
10 1072 (3.15%) IBM
11 981 (2.88%) EMC
12 930 (2.73%) Dell
13 836 (2.46%) Apple
14 658 (1.93%) Juniper
15 654 (1.92%) CheckPoint
16 497 (1.46%) SAP
17 485 (1.42%) McAfee
18 414 (1.22%) JBoss
19 403 (1.18%) Lotus
20 365 (1.07%) Sun
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bath, Avon
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Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Slough, Berkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lincolnshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Oyster Card + Training + Great Ben
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Salary: £34, 000 to £37,000 pro rota
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + competitive bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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