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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17582 16621 18134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.09% 16.33% 16.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.74% 59.44% 59.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14912 14239 15871
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
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
29433 27961 30635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.94% 27.48% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24787 23839 26523
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 £64,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
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 29 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 29 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 7041 £45,000 -1.09% 777
South East -1 4411 £37,500 - 479
East of England +1 1445 £40,000 +6.66% 174
North West +1 1144 £33,027 -1.41% 163
Yorkshire 0 1082 £33,000 +5.17% 165
South West -1 1068 £32,500 -2.98% 181
West Midlands -2 775 £35,000 -4.10% 114
East Midlands -4 597 £37,500 +7.14% 97
North East -4 73 £25,500 -21.53% 38
Midlands +2 10 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South Coast +1 3 £50,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 14305 (40.50%) Microsoft
2 11103 (31.43%) Active Directory
3 9695 (27.45%) SQL
4 9600 (27.18%) SQL Server
5 9087 (25.73%) VMware
6 8593 (24.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 8242 (23.33%) Linux
8 7626 (21.59%) MS Excel
9 6523 (18.47%) .NET
10 6363 (18.01%) MS Exchange
11 6326 (17.91%) Finance
12 5936 (16.81%) C#
13 5730 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5710 (16.17%) ITIL
15 5632 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 5368 (15.20%) Citrix
17 5363 (15.18%) Windows 7
18 5168 (14.63%) MS Office
19 4945 (14.00%) Degree
20 4661 (13.20%) Cisco
21 4633 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
22 4438 (12.56%) Firewall
23 4316 (12.22%) UNIX
24 4219 (11.94%) TCP/IP
25 4162 (11.78%) DNS
26 3913 (11.08%) SAN
27 3839 (10.87%) Oracle
28 3763 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
29 3529 (9.99%) IIS
30 3383 (9.58%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 6363 (18.01%) MS Exchange
2 3529 (9.99%) IIS
3 3142 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2717 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1799 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1356 (3.84%) Apache
7 1286 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1198 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1079 (3.05%) Lync
10 1006 (2.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 903 (2.56%) Tomcat
12 492 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 454 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 417 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
15 410 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
16 406 (1.15%) CMS
17 387 (1.10%) WebLogic
18 312 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
19 265 (0.75%) IBM Notes
20 179 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7626 (21.59%) MS Excel
2 5168 (14.63%) MS Office
3 431 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 307 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 198 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 191 (0.54%) MS Project
7 102 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 78 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 50 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 47 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 42 (0.12%) InDesign
12 27 (0.076%) FastStats
12 27 (0.076%) Fireworks
13 25 (0.071%) SPSS
14 19 (0.054%) Acrobat
15 12 (0.034%) AutoCAD
16 11 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
17 9 (0.025%) Quicktime
18 7 (0.020%) PrintSoft PReS
18 7 (0.020%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 354 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 88 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 80 (0.23%) Fredhopper
4 69 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 63 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 62 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 58 (0.16%) Magento
8 53 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 52 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
10 51 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 49 (0.14%) assyst
11 49 (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 30 (0.085%) 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 1031 (2.92%) Office 365
2 959 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 550 (1.56%) SaaS
4 501 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
5 281 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 244 (0.69%) IaaS
7 181 (0.51%) PaaS
8 125 (0.35%) Google Apps
9 117 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 80 (0.23%) GitHub
11 42 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
12 38 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 21 (0.059%) Trello
14 20 (0.057%) Heroku
15 16 (0.045%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.025%) CloudFront
17 8 (0.023%) Joyent
17 8 (0.023%) Basecamp
18 7 (0.020%) Route 53
18 7 (0.020%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4438 (12.56%) Firewall
2 4219 (11.94%) TCP/IP
3 4162 (11.78%) DNS
4 3913 (11.08%) SAN
5 2780 (7.87%) LAN
6 2717 (7.69%) DHCP
7 2648 (7.50%) WAN
8 2198 (6.22%) VPN
9 1895 (5.37%) Internet
10 1027 (2.91%) VoIP
11 1013 (2.87%) NAS
12 876 (2.48%) Wireless
13 861 (2.44%) HTTP
14 753 (2.13%) Network Security
15 639 (1.81%) VLAN
16 597 (1.69%) SSL
17 548 (1.55%) LDAP
18 470 (1.33%) SMTP
19 459 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
20 453 (1.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9600 (27.18%) SQL Server
2 2141 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1750 (4.95%) MySQL
4 1326 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1229 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 1028 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1004 (2.84%) Oracle Database
8 996 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 898 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 602 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 423 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 405 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 393 (1.11%) DB2
14 357 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
15 305 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
16 289 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
17 279 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
18 273 (0.77%) NoSQL
19 251 (0.71%) MongoDB
20 223 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1329 (3.76%) Visual Studio
2 985 (2.79%) Subversion
3 893 (2.53%) NUnit
4 848 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 687 (1.95%) Git (software)
6 591 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
7 528 (1.49%) Moq
8 504 (1.43%) JIRA
9 464 (1.31%) Selenium
10 450 (1.27%) MSTest
11 415 (1.17%) Jenkins
12 337 (0.95%) TeamCity
13 279 (0.79%) Eclipse
14 253 (0.72%) Maven
15 226 (0.64%) MSI
16 213 (0.60%) Ant
17 199 (0.56%) JUnit
18 161 (0.46%) Hudson
19 160 (0.45%) WebDriver
20 142 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6326 (17.91%) Finance
2 1537 (4.35%) Banking
3 1319 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 1211 (3.43%) Retail
5 998 (2.83%) Law
6 879 (2.49%) Legal
7 705 (2.00%) Marketing
8 476 (1.35%) Back Office
9 416 (1.18%) Advertising
10 411 (1.16%) Games
11 410 (1.16%) Front Office
12 401 (1.14%) Investment Banking
13 380 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 363 (1.03%) Manufacturing
15 286 (0.81%) Electronics
16 251 (0.71%) Publishing
17 227 (0.64%) French Language
18 178 (0.50%) German Language
19 139 (0.39%) Military
20 132 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6397 (18.11%) Developer
2 6277 (17.77%) Analyst
3 3705 (10.49%) Support Engineer
4 3288 (9.31%) Support Analyst
5 2140 (6.06%) Administrator
6 1933 (5.47%) .NET Developer
7 1670 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1666 (4.72%) IT Support
9 1662 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 1585 (4.49%) Consultant
11 1399 (3.96%) C# Developer
12 1297 (3.67%) Applications Support
13 1295 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
14 1288 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
15 1249 (3.54%) Technical Support
16 1208 (3.42%) Architect
17 1145 (3.24%) Software Developer
18 1143 (3.24%) Software Engineer
19 1060 (3.00%) Senior Developer
20 1056 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6523 (18.47%) .NET
2 3345 (9.47%) ASP.NET
3 3084 (8.73%) HTML
4 2407 (6.81%) Web Services
5 2265 (6.41%) XML
6 2089 (5.91%) CSS
7 1894 (5.36%) WCF
8 1582 (4.48%) WPF
9 1506 (4.26%) .NET Framework
10 1482 (4.20%) WinForms
11 1481 (4.19%) jQuery
12 1392 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 831 (2.35%) HTML5
14 704 (1.99%) Ajax
15 600 (1.70%) SOAP
16 569 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 530 (1.50%) REST
18 517 (1.46%) JSON
19 511 (1.45%) J2EE
20 506 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2160 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 2130 (6.03%) Blackberry
3 1446 (4.09%) Clustering
4 1040 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 848 (2.40%) Replication
6 701 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 666 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 618 (1.75%) Mathematics
9 597 (1.69%) Open Source
10 580 (1.64%) Client/Server
11 559 (1.58%) Hedge funds
12 468 (1.32%) iPhone
13 425 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
14 327 (0.93%) iPad
15 317 (0.90%) Fat Client
15 317 (0.90%) Thin Client
16 292 (0.83%) Statistics
17 262 (0.74%) PKI
18 223 (0.63%) Derivative
19 217 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8593 (24.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8242 (23.33%) Linux
3 5632 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 5363 (15.18%) Windows 7
5 4316 (12.22%) UNIX
6 3763 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3374 (9.55%) Windows XP
8 1913 (5.42%) Windows 8
9 1612 (4.56%) Android
10 1280 (3.62%) Apple iOS
11 1170 (3.31%) Solaris
12 1093 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 790 (2.24%) Mac OS X
14 712 (2.02%) Windows Vista
15 565 (1.60%) AIX
16 509 (1.44%) Windows Phone
17 408 (1.16%) Windows 2000
18 402 (1.14%) CentOS
19 390 (1.10%) Ubuntu
20 352 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5710 (16.17%) ITIL
2 2128 (6.02%) MVC
3 2107 (5.97%) Software Engineering
4 2019 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
5 1842 (5.22%) Project Management
6 1815 (5.14%) TDD
7 1812 (5.13%) OO
8 1688 (4.78%) Scrum
9 1369 (3.88%) Service Delivery
10 1299 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 1295 (3.67%) E-Commerce
12 1180 (3.34%) Continuous Integration
13 1155 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
14 1115 (3.16%) Migration
15 1070 (3.03%) Service Management
16 990 (2.80%) Change Management
17 974 (2.76%) Problem Management
18 933 (2.64%) CRM
19 917 (2.60%) Incident Management
20 820 (2.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9695 (27.45%) SQL
2 5936 (16.81%) C#
3 3383 (9.58%) Java
4 3155 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 2390 (6.77%) C++
6 2177 (6.16%) PowerShell
7 1620 (4.59%) T-SQL
8 1441 (4.08%) Perl
9 1365 (3.86%) Python
10 1336 (3.78%) C
11 1137 (3.22%) VB.NET
12 1107 (3.13%) VB
13 1102 (3.12%) PHP
14 837 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 704 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 657 (1.86%) VBScript
17 601 (1.70%) Ruby
18 461 (1.31%) PL/SQL
19 344 (0.97%) Objective-C
20 280 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4945 (14.00%) Degree
2 4633 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 2717 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1702 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
5 1628 (4.61%) Security Cleared
6 1567 (4.44%) MCITP
7 1488 (4.21%) MCP
8 1420 (4.02%) CCNA
9 1230 (3.48%) MCSA
10 1122 (3.18%) SC Cleared
11 873 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 830 (2.35%) MCTS
13 603 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
14 537 (1.52%) CCNP
15 437 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
16 413 (1.17%) DV Cleared
17 394 (1.12%) CISSP
18 371 (1.05%) ISEB
19 330 (0.93%) MCSD
20 315 (0.89%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2038 (5.77%) SLA
2 1249 (3.54%) QA
3 404 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 404 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 288 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 145 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 86 (0.24%) COBIT
7 50 (0.14%) TickIT
8 48 (0.14%) HL7
9 35 (0.099%) WAI
10 30 (0.085%) ISO 9000
11 20 (0.057%) EMIR
12 18 (0.051%) DICOM
13 15 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
13 15 (0.042%) UCITS
14 14 (0.040%) DO-178B
15 12 (0.034%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.031%) ISO 8583
17 10 (0.028%) Data Quality
17 10 (0.028%) BS7799
System Software
1 11103 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 5730 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2663 (7.54%) Hyper-V
4 1744 (4.94%) XenApp
5 1626 (4.60%) vSphere
6 1168 (3.31%) VMware ESX
7 860 (2.43%) XenDesktop
8 728 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
9 484 (1.37%) XenServer
10 467 (1.32%) Terminal Services
11 446 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 253 (0.72%) Xen
13 237 (0.67%) NFS
14 230 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
15 208 (0.59%) ISA Server
15 208 (0.59%) UAG
16 189 (0.54%) KVM
17 185 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 168 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
19 156 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2067 (5.85%) SCCM
2 886 (2.51%) SCOM
3 853 (2.41%) Backup Exec
4 596 (1.69%) Puppet
5 572 (1.62%) WSUS
6 464 (1.31%) Nagios
7 463 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 463 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
8 375 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
9 250 (0.71%) Tivoli
10 188 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 179 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
12 158 (0.45%) Data Guard
13 141 (0.40%) OpenView
14 135 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 132 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
16 129 (0.37%) ZABBIX
17 127 (0.36%) SCVMM
18 126 (0.36%) HP SIM
19 120 (0.34%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14305 (40.50%) Microsoft
2 9087 (25.73%) VMware
3 5368 (15.20%) Citrix
4 4661 (13.20%) Cisco
5 3839 (10.87%) Oracle
6 2779 (7.87%) HP
7 1402 (3.97%) Red Hat
8 1270 (3.60%) Symantec
9 1239 (3.51%) NetApp
10 1052 (2.98%) EMC
11 1051 (2.98%) Dell
12 1006 (2.85%) Apple
13 990 (2.80%) IBM
14 796 (2.25%) Juniper
15 742 (2.10%) CheckPoint
16 441 (1.25%) JBoss
17 428 (1.21%) McAfee
18 424 (1.20%) SAP
19 404 (1.14%) Google
20 370 (1.05%) Avaya
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