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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17869 16546 17948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.25% 16.45% 16.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.34% 59.54% 59.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15129 13991 15784
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
28666 27790 30213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.68% 27.63% 28.08%
Number of salaries quoted 24198 23284 26329
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +1 7217 £45,000 - 506
South East +1 4208 £37,500 -6.25% 406
East of England +1 1357 £37,500 +7.14% 121
North West +1 1340 £35,000 - 129
Yorkshire -3 1107 £35,000 +7.69% 109
South West 0 1050 £35,000 +1.44% 121
West Midlands 0 929 £32,500 -0.21% 96
East Midlands -7 575 £35,000 -6.66% 54
North East +3 109 £31,500 -12.50% 10
Midlands -9 9 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14764 (41.92%) Microsoft
2 12007 (34.09%) Active Directory
3 9962 (28.29%) VMware
4 9101 (25.84%) SQL
5 8921 (25.33%) SQL Server
6 8531 (24.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 8129 (23.08%) Linux
8 7555 (21.45%) MS Excel
9 6498 (18.45%) Finance
10 6457 (18.33%) MS Exchange
11 6381 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6075 (17.25%) ITIL
13 5825 (16.54%) Citrix
14 5673 (16.11%) Windows 7
15 5578 (15.84%) .NET
16 5375 (15.26%) MS Office
17 5316 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
18 5092 (14.46%) C#
19 4990 (14.17%) Cisco
20 4829 (13.71%) Firewall
21 4816 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
22 4520 (12.83%) DNS
23 4378 (12.43%) TCP/IP
24 4355 (12.37%) Degree
25 4283 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
26 4104 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
27 3993 (11.34%) SAN
28 3992 (11.34%) UNIX
29 3530 (10.02%) Oracle
30 3444 (9.78%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6457 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 3342 (9.49%) IIS
3 3071 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2731 (7.75%) SharePoint
5 1825 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1447 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1378 (3.91%) Apache
8 1251 (3.55%) Lync
9 1192 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1003 (2.85%) Tomcat
11 962 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 466 (1.32%) WebSphere
13 460 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 447 (1.27%) JBoss
15 361 (1.03%) WebLogic
16 336 (0.95%) CMS
17 333 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
18 314 (0.89%) nginx
19 288 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
20 264 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7555 (21.45%) MS Excel
2 5375 (15.26%) MS Office
3 424 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 272 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 181 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 173 (0.49%) MS Project
7 107 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 59 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 51 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 46 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 38 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 27 (0.077%) InDesign
12 27 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 25 (0.071%) FrameMaker
14 23 (0.065%) PowerPivot
15 22 (0.062%) RoboHelp
15 22 (0.062%) SPSS
16 21 (0.060%) PaintShop Pro
17 15 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
18 14 (0.040%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 423 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 100 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 81 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 62 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 53 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 51 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 42 (0.12%) Fredhopper
8 41 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 41 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
9 40 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 39 (0.11%) RMDS
10 39 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 34 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
12 31 (0.088%) Towers Watson Igloo
13 27 (0.077%) Eikon
14 26 (0.074%) Agresso
15 25 (0.071%) SAP Business One
16 21 (0.060%) Markit EDM
16 21 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
17 20 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1324 (3.76%) Office 365
2 1132 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 523 (1.49%) SaaS
4 509 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
5 317 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 296 (0.84%) IaaS
7 228 (0.65%) PaaS
8 167 (0.47%) GitHub
9 128 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 85 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 59 (0.17%) Trello
12 51 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 31 (0.088%) Rackspace Cloud
14 20 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
15 19 (0.054%) IBM SmartCloud
16 17 (0.048%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
18 12 (0.034%) CloudFront
18 12 (0.034%) Route 53
18 12 (0.034%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4829 (13.71%) Firewall
2 4520 (12.83%) DNS
3 4378 (12.43%) TCP/IP
4 3993 (11.34%) SAN
5 3131 (8.89%) LAN
6 3071 (8.72%) WAN
7 3009 (8.54%) DHCP
8 2392 (6.79%) VPN
9 1812 (5.15%) Internet
10 1077 (3.06%) VoIP
11 928 (2.64%) Wireless
12 925 (2.63%) NAS
13 771 (2.19%) Network Security
14 759 (2.16%) HTTP
15 727 (2.06%) VLAN
16 643 (1.83%) SSL
17 572 (1.62%) MPLS
18 557 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
19 546 (1.55%) iSCSI
20 522 (1.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8921 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 1951 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1596 (4.53%) MySQL
4 1033 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 1032 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 918 (2.61%) Oracle Database
7 884 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 864 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 809 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 476 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 373 (1.06%) DB2
12 353 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
13 351 (1.00%) MongoDB
14 313 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 299 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
16 280 (0.80%) NoSQL
17 279 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
18 278 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
19 265 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
20 242 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1182 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 1005 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 995 (2.83%) Subversion
4 935 (2.65%) NUnit
5 777 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 584 (1.66%) Rhino Mocks
7 540 (1.53%) Jenkins
8 524 (1.49%) JIRA
9 503 (1.43%) Selenium
10 465 (1.32%) TeamCity
11 461 (1.31%) Moq
12 421 (1.20%) MSTest
13 243 (0.69%) Maven
14 218 (0.62%) Eclipse
15 208 (0.59%) JUnit
16 200 (0.57%) Ant
17 199 (0.57%) WebDriver
18 165 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
19 155 (0.44%) Hudson
19 155 (0.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 6498 (18.45%) Finance
2 1588 (4.51%) Banking
3 1355 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1262 (3.58%) Retail
5 1022 (2.90%) Law
6 820 (2.33%) Legal
7 610 (1.73%) Marketing
8 442 (1.26%) Front Office
9 431 (1.22%) Advertising
10 419 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 390 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 386 (1.10%) Back Office
13 379 (1.08%) Manufacturing
14 316 (0.90%) Games
15 277 (0.79%) Publishing
16 234 (0.66%) Electronics
17 208 (0.59%) French Language
18 170 (0.48%) German Language
19 130 (0.37%) Aerospace
20 124 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6436 (18.28%) Analyst
2 5568 (15.81%) Developer
3 4017 (11.41%) Support Engineer
4 3269 (9.28%) Support Analyst
5 1969 (5.59%) Administrator
6 1859 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1799 (5.11%) IT Support
8 1729 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 1689 (4.80%) Consultant
10 1645 (4.67%) .NET Developer
11 1361 (3.86%) Architect
12 1324 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
13 1305 (3.71%) Applications Support
14 1296 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
15 1231 (3.50%) Technical Support
16 1225 (3.48%) Service Analyst
17 1190 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
18 1188 (3.37%) C# Developer
19 1048 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
20 987 (2.80%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5578 (15.84%) .NET
2 3065 (8.70%) HTML
3 3015 (8.56%) ASP.NET
4 2223 (6.31%) CSS
5 2098 (5.96%) Web Services
6 1990 (5.65%) XML
7 1440 (4.09%) jQuery
8 1412 (4.01%) WCF
9 1386 (3.94%) .NET Framework
10 1310 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1220 (3.46%) WinForms
12 1186 (3.37%) WPF
13 973 (2.76%) HTML5
14 777 (2.21%) Ajax
15 571 (1.62%) Middleware
16 528 (1.50%) REST
17 523 (1.49%) JSON
18 495 (1.41%) SOAP
19 469 (1.33%) Castle Windsor
20 456 (1.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2312 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2077 (5.90%) Blackberry
3 1728 (4.91%) Computer Science
4 1465 (4.16%) Clustering
5 1070 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 749 (2.13%) Replication
7 669 (1.90%) Open Source
8 648 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 591 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
10 563 (1.60%) User Experience
11 545 (1.55%) Mathematics
12 540 (1.53%) Hedge funds
13 507 (1.44%) Client/Server
14 500 (1.42%) iPhone
15 371 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
16 323 (0.92%) Fat Client
16 323 (0.92%) Thin Client
17 313 (0.89%) iPad
18 269 (0.76%) PKI
19 264 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8531 (24.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 8129 (23.08%) Linux
3 5673 (16.11%) Windows 7
4 5316 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 4816 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3992 (11.34%) UNIX
7 3444 (9.78%) Windows XP
8 2345 (6.66%) Windows 8
9 1511 (4.29%) Android
10 1252 (3.56%) Apple iOS
11 1097 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1022 (2.90%) Solaris
13 794 (2.25%) Mac OS X
14 778 (2.21%) Windows Vista
15 627 (1.78%) AIX
16 533 (1.51%) CentOS
17 485 (1.38%) Ubuntu
18 460 (1.31%) Windows Phone
19 405 (1.15%) Windows 2000
20 384 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6075 (17.25%) ITIL
2 4283 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
3 2171 (6.16%) MVC
4 1778 (5.05%) OO
5 1744 (4.95%) Software Engineering
6 1707 (4.85%) Project Management
7 1692 (4.80%) Scrum
8 1485 (4.22%) TDD
9 1416 (4.02%) Service Delivery
10 1328 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 1314 (3.73%) Mentoring
12 1254 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
13 1249 (3.55%) Migration
14 1190 (3.38%) E-Commerce
15 1179 (3.35%) Service Management
16 1076 (3.06%) Change Management
17 1034 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
18 1016 (2.88%) CRM
19 957 (2.72%) DevOps
20 926 (2.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9101 (25.84%) SQL
2 5092 (14.46%) C#
3 3114 (8.84%) JavaScript
4 2906 (8.25%) Java
5 2241 (6.36%) PowerShell
6 2098 (5.96%) C++
7 1480 (4.20%) Python
8 1404 (3.99%) Perl
9 1344 (3.82%) T-SQL
10 1033 (2.93%) C
11 963 (2.73%) VB
12 948 (2.69%) PHP
13 919 (2.61%) VB.NET
14 872 (2.48%) Bash Shell
15 710 (2.02%) Shell Script
16 679 (1.93%) Ruby
17 622 (1.77%) VBScript
18 417 (1.18%) PL/SQL
19 280 (0.80%) Objective-C
20 254 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4355 (12.37%) Degree
2 4104 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2552 (7.25%) MCSE
4 1959 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1847 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1456 (4.13%) SC Cleared
7 1449 (4.11%) MCP
8 1435 (4.07%) MCITP
9 1428 (4.05%) CCNA
10 1216 (3.45%) MCSA
11 1045 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 687 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 648 (1.84%) MCTS
14 638 (1.81%) CCNP
15 560 (1.59%) DV Cleared
16 550 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
17 430 (1.22%) CCA
18 380 (1.08%) CISSP
19 364 (1.03%) ISEB
20 258 (0.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2235 (6.35%) SLA
2 1096 (3.11%) QA
3 396 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 331 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 271 (0.77%) ISO 9001
6 157 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 96 (0.27%) COBIT
8 23 (0.065%) HL7
8 23 (0.065%) ISO 9000
9 21 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 21 (0.060%) JSP 440
10 20 (0.057%) TickIT
11 16 (0.045%) ISO 8583
12 14 (0.040%) WAI
12 14 (0.040%) DICOM
13 12 (0.034%) EMIR
14 11 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
15 10 (0.028%) Data Quality
15 10 (0.028%) GPG13
15 10 (0.028%) GLP
System Software
1 12007 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 6381 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2949 (8.37%) Hyper-V
4 1976 (5.61%) XenApp
5 1820 (5.17%) vSphere
6 1068 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 830 (2.36%) XenDesktop
8 812 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
9 460 (1.31%) Terminal Services
10 414 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 407 (1.16%) XenServer
12 270 (0.77%) ISA Server
13 228 (0.65%) NFS
14 214 (0.61%) Xen
15 207 (0.59%) vCloud
16 204 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
17 200 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 200 (0.57%) KVM
18 187 (0.53%) Firmware
19 181 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2174 (6.17%) SCCM
2 1121 (3.18%) SCOM
3 820 (2.33%) Puppet
4 764 (2.17%) Backup Exec
5 586 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
6 553 (1.57%) Nagios
7 498 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 462 (1.31%) WSUS
9 454 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 293 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
11 241 (0.68%) SCVMM
12 226 (0.64%) Tivoli
13 186 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 140 (0.40%) Data Guard
15 139 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 130 (0.37%) HP SIM
17 124 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 119 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 115 (0.33%) Ansible
20 114 (0.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14764 (41.92%) Microsoft
2 9962 (28.29%) VMware
3 5825 (16.54%) Citrix
4 4990 (14.17%) Cisco
5 3530 (10.02%) Oracle
6 2847 (8.08%) HP
7 1429 (4.06%) Red Hat
8 1293 (3.67%) NetApp
9 1262 (3.58%) Symantec
10 1120 (3.18%) Apple
11 1113 (3.16%) Dell
12 1085 (3.08%) EMC
13 1022 (2.90%) IBM
14 907 (2.58%) Juniper
15 731 (2.08%) CheckPoint
16 516 (1.47%) Avaya
17 443 (1.26%) Bloomberg
18 427 (1.21%) McAfee
19 377 (1.07%) Google
20 373 (1.06%) F5
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