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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17185 16982 16629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.03% 16.17% 16.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.68% 59.85% 60.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14579 14419 14234
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,207 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
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
27416 28374 27615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.01% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23193 23704 23433
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,603 £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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +2 7221 £45,000 - 787
South East +2 3931 £39,000 +1.29% 522
East of England +1 1392 £37,500 - 178
North West +2 1109 £35,000 +1.44% 195
South West +1 1016 £34,750 +6.92% 206
Yorkshire -2 988 £32,500 -7.14% 155
West Midlands -1 836 £34,000 +1.49% 136
East Midlands -1 598 £30,000 -23.07% 96
North East +1 102 £37,500 +25.00% 32
Midlands -12 6 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 15052 (43.28%) Microsoft
2 12410 (35.68%) Active Directory
3 9907 (28.49%) VMware
4 9171 (26.37%) SQL
5 8821 (25.36%) SQL Server
6 8246 (23.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 7949 (22.86%) Linux
8 7468 (21.47%) MS Excel
9 6691 (19.24%) MS Exchange
10 6379 (18.34%) Finance
11 6333 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6082 (17.49%) ITIL
13 5837 (16.78%) Windows 7
14 5668 (16.30%) Citrix
15 5528 (15.90%) .NET
16 5499 (15.81%) MS Office
17 5319 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 5139 (14.78%) Cisco
19 4965 (14.28%) C#
20 4786 (13.76%) Firewall
21 4784 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
22 4294 (12.35%) DNS
23 4237 (12.18%) Degree
24 4204 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
25 4200 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
26 4160 (11.96%) TCP/IP
27 4023 (11.57%) SAN
28 3605 (10.37%) UNIX
29 3387 (9.74%) Oracle
30 3198 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6691 (19.24%) MS Exchange
2 3198 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3007 (8.65%) IIS
4 2704 (7.78%) SharePoint
5 1717 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1506 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1374 (3.95%) Lync
8 1219 (3.51%) Apache
9 1073 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 979 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 922 (2.65%) Tomcat
12 601 (1.73%) WebSphere
13 467 (1.34%) JBoss
14 415 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 392 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
16 297 (0.85%) CMS
17 296 (0.85%) WebLogic
18 291 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
19 230 (0.66%) IBM Notes
20 210 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 7468 (21.47%) MS Excel
2 5499 (15.81%) MS Office
3 384 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 250 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 181 (0.52%) MS Project
6 111 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 70 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 57 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 56 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 55 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 32 (0.092%) Acrobat
12 29 (0.083%) Fireworks
13 20 (0.058%) AutoCAD
14 18 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
15 17 (0.049%) Simulink
15 17 (0.049%) SPSS
16 16 (0.046%) RoboHelp
16 16 (0.046%) InDesign
17 14 (0.040%) FrameMaker
18 13 (0.037%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 430 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 117 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 102 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 97 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 79 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
6 68 (0.20%) RMDS
7 57 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 45 (0.13%) assyst
9 38 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 33 (0.095%) SAP Business One
11 32 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
12 30 (0.086%) Sophis RISQUE
12 30 (0.086%) Towers Watson Igloo
13 24 (0.069%) Agresso
13 24 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
14 20 (0.058%) Sage 200
15 18 (0.052%) AWD
16 17 (0.049%) thinkFolio
17 16 (0.046%) Pegasus Opera
17 16 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1614 (4.64%) Office 365
2 1150 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 555 (1.60%) SaaS
4 382 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
5 276 (0.79%) IaaS
6 260 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 188 (0.54%) PaaS
8 120 (0.35%) Google Apps
9 91 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 82 (0.24%) GitHub
11 73 (0.21%) Amazon S3
12 52 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 34 (0.098%) Rackspace Cloud
14 27 (0.078%) IBM SmartCloud
15 25 (0.072%) OpenShift
15 25 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 21 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
17 18 (0.052%) Trello
18 15 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
18 15 (0.043%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 4786 (13.76%) Firewall
2 4294 (12.35%) DNS
3 4160 (11.96%) TCP/IP
4 4023 (11.57%) SAN
5 3136 (9.02%) LAN
6 3104 (8.93%) WAN
7 2850 (8.20%) DHCP
8 2341 (6.73%) VPN
9 1638 (4.71%) Internet
10 1127 (3.24%) VoIP
11 971 (2.79%) NAS
12 936 (2.69%) Wireless
13 836 (2.40%) VLAN
14 739 (2.12%) Network Security
15 717 (2.06%) HTTP
16 567 (1.63%) iSCSI
17 566 (1.63%) SSL
18 494 (1.42%) MPLS
19 442 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
20 434 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8821 (25.36%) SQL Server
2 2062 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1509 (4.34%) MySQL
4 1039 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 1013 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 931 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 892 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 819 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 800 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 410 (1.18%) RDBMS
11 397 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 379 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
13 344 (0.99%) NoSQL
14 339 (0.97%) DB2
15 321 (0.92%) MongoDB
16 295 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
17 254 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
18 233 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
19 221 (0.64%) Big Data
20 195 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1253 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 879 (2.53%) NUnit
3 874 (2.51%) Subversion
4 848 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 798 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 530 (1.52%) Jenkins
7 523 (1.50%) Rhino Mocks
8 503 (1.45%) Moq
9 465 (1.34%) JIRA
10 417 (1.20%) MSTest
11 409 (1.18%) Selenium
12 354 (1.02%) TeamCity
13 231 (0.66%) Maven
14 212 (0.61%) Eclipse
15 181 (0.52%) SpecFlow
16 176 (0.51%) JUnit
17 170 (0.49%) WebDriver
18 151 (0.43%) Hudson
19 148 (0.43%) MSI
20 125 (0.36%) Ant
General
1 6379 (18.34%) Finance
2 1675 (4.82%) Banking
3 1344 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 1245 (3.58%) Retail
5 1151 (3.31%) Law
6 935 (2.69%) Legal
7 634 (1.82%) Marketing
8 553 (1.59%) Advertising
9 440 (1.27%) Back Office
10 435 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 418 (1.20%) Investment Banking
12 403 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 390 (1.12%) Front Office
14 282 (0.81%) Electronics
15 268 (0.77%) Games
16 254 (0.73%) Publishing
17 164 (0.47%) Automotive
18 151 (0.43%) Aerospace
19 127 (0.37%) German Language
20 114 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6455 (18.56%) Analyst
2 5310 (15.27%) Developer
3 3958 (11.38%) Support Engineer
4 3357 (9.65%) Support Analyst
5 2116 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1860 (5.35%) Administrator
7 1802 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 1792 (5.15%) IT Support
9 1751 (5.03%) Consultant
10 1608 (4.62%) .NET Developer
11 1394 (4.01%) Architect
12 1276 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 1276 (3.67%) Applications Support
13 1249 (3.59%) Service Analyst
14 1247 (3.59%) Technical Support
15 1234 (3.55%) C# Developer
16 1222 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
17 1219 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
18 1099 (3.16%) Desktop Support
19 1091 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5528 (15.90%) .NET
2 2975 (8.55%) HTML
3 2900 (8.34%) ASP.NET
4 2100 (6.04%) CSS
5 1945 (5.59%) Web Services
6 1858 (5.34%) XML
7 1459 (4.20%) WCF
8 1326 (3.81%) .NET Framework
9 1300 (3.74%) jQuery
10 1252 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1191 (3.42%) WPF
12 1147 (3.30%) WinForms
13 1000 (2.88%) HTML5
14 751 (2.16%) Ajax
15 562 (1.62%) Middleware
16 514 (1.48%) JSON
17 508 (1.46%) J2EE
18 505 (1.45%) SOAP
19 463 (1.33%) CSS3
20 451 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2428 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 2053 (5.90%) Blackberry
3 1765 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 1382 (3.97%) Clustering
5 1045 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 798 (2.29%) Replication
7 669 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 642 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 637 (1.83%) Client/Server
10 601 (1.73%) Open Source
11 555 (1.60%) Hedge funds
12 489 (1.41%) iPhone
13 464 (1.33%) User Experience
14 421 (1.21%) Mathematics
15 371 (1.07%) Fat Client
15 371 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
15 371 (1.07%) Thin Client
16 284 (0.82%) iPad
17 275 (0.79%) Statistics
18 251 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8246 (23.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 7949 (22.86%) Linux
3 5837 (16.78%) Windows 7
4 5319 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4784 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3605 (10.37%) UNIX
7 3095 (8.90%) Windows XP
8 2535 (7.29%) Windows 8
9 1592 (4.58%) Android
10 1324 (3.81%) Apple iOS
11 1017 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 900 (2.59%) Solaris
13 778 (2.24%) Windows Vista
14 770 (2.21%) Mac OS X
15 547 (1.57%) CentOS
16 452 (1.30%) AIX
17 389 (1.12%) Windows Phone
18 354 (1.02%) Windows 2000
19 349 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
20 347 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6082 (17.49%) ITIL
2 4200 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2151 (6.19%) MVC
4 1768 (5.08%) Software Engineering
5 1767 (5.08%) OO
6 1663 (4.78%) Project Management
7 1648 (4.74%) Service Delivery
8 1597 (4.59%) Scrum
9 1498 (4.31%) TDD
10 1416 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 1343 (3.86%) Migration
12 1336 (3.84%) Mentoring
13 1277 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
14 1208 (3.47%) Service Management
15 1049 (3.02%) Change Management
16 1030 (2.96%) CRM
17 1027 (2.95%) Performance Tuning
18 972 (2.79%) Incident Management
19 945 (2.72%) Configuration Management
20 921 (2.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9171 (26.37%) SQL
2 4965 (14.28%) C#
3 3018 (8.68%) JavaScript
4 2806 (8.07%) Java
5 2485 (7.15%) PowerShell
6 1911 (5.50%) C++
7 1386 (3.99%) Python
8 1330 (3.82%) Perl
9 1259 (3.62%) T-SQL
10 1117 (3.21%) C
11 936 (2.69%) PHP
12 908 (2.61%) VB
13 881 (2.53%) VB.NET
14 805 (2.31%) Bash Shell
15 603 (1.73%) Ruby
16 544 (1.56%) VBScript
17 538 (1.55%) Shell Script
18 329 (0.95%) PL/SQL
19 283 (0.81%) Objective-C
20 261 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4237 (12.18%) Degree
2 4204 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2736 (7.87%) MCSE
4 1854 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 1845 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
6 1540 (4.43%) MCP
7 1473 (4.24%) CCNA
8 1350 (3.88%) MCITP
9 1308 (3.76%) MCSA
10 1287 (3.70%) SC Cleared
11 962 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 672 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
13 596 (1.71%) CCNP
14 586 (1.69%) DV Cleared
15 572 (1.64%) MCTS
16 561 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
17 467 (1.34%) CCA
18 370 (1.06%) CISSP
19 305 (0.88%) ISEB
20 255 (0.73%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2293 (6.59%) SLA
2 1021 (2.94%) QA
3 476 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 322 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 171 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 168 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 62 (0.18%) COBIT
8 31 (0.089%) HL7
9 26 (0.075%) FISMA
10 23 (0.066%) WAI
11 21 (0.060%) ISO 9000
11 21 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 19 (0.055%) JSP 440
13 12 (0.035%) GPG13
14 11 (0.032%) TickIT
15 10 (0.029%) ISO 8583
15 10 (0.029%) Data Quality
15 10 (0.029%) IEC 61508
16 9 (0.026%) DO-178B
16 9 (0.026%) DICOM
System Software
1 12410 (35.68%) Active Directory
2 6333 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3131 (9.00%) Hyper-V
4 1964 (5.65%) XenApp
5 1890 (5.43%) vSphere
6 1051 (3.02%) VMware ESX
7 817 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 780 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
9 487 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 454 (1.31%) Terminal Services
11 429 (1.23%) XenServer
12 279 (0.80%) NFS
13 250 (0.72%) vCloud
14 214 (0.62%) Xen
15 205 (0.59%) ISA Server
16 202 (0.58%) Firmware
17 196 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
18 183 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 177 (0.51%) VMware Server
20 161 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2395 (6.89%) SCCM
2 1277 (3.67%) SCOM
3 710 (2.04%) Puppet
4 703 (2.02%) Backup Exec
5 554 (1.59%) Nagios
6 511 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
7 502 (1.44%) WSUS
8 410 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 364 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 280 (0.81%) Tivoli
11 252 (0.72%) SCVMM
12 176 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
13 149 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 133 (0.38%) Ansible
15 127 (0.37%) HP SIM
16 126 (0.36%) OpenView
17 125 (0.36%) ZABBIX
18 124 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 120 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
20 118 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15052 (43.28%) Microsoft
2 9907 (28.49%) VMware
3 5668 (16.30%) Citrix
4 5139 (14.78%) Cisco
5 3387 (9.74%) Oracle
6 3019 (8.68%) HP
7 1459 (4.20%) NetApp
8 1314 (3.78%) Red Hat
9 1260 (3.62%) Symantec
10 1174 (3.38%) Apple
11 1163 (3.34%) EMC
12 1088 (3.13%) Dell
13 1084 (3.12%) IBM
14 777 (2.23%) Juniper
15 639 (1.84%) CheckPoint
16 497 (1.43%) Avaya
17 423 (1.22%) McAfee
18 405 (1.16%) Remedy
19 403 (1.16%) SAP
20 390 (1.12%) Veeam
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