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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17166 15779 17076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.37% 16.50% 16.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.76% 59.67% 59.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14560 13328 14910
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
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
27351 26442 28754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.68% 27.65% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 23165 21979 24864
Average salary £40,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 30 January 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 January 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 6904 £45,000 - 821
South East +1 4142 £37,500 -5.06% 557
East of England +1 1265 £38,500 +3.35% 202
North West 0 1227 £35,000 - 189
Yorkshire -4 1061 £34,500 +6.15% 168
South West +1 993 £35,000 +4.47% 183
West Midlands +1 908 £32,500 - 141
East Midlands -3 554 £33,500 -11.84% 79
North East +10 119 £35,000 +2.94% 17
Midlands -16 9 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14851 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 12119 (34.86%) Active Directory
3 9982 (28.71%) VMware
4 9004 (25.90%) SQL
5 8832 (25.40%) SQL Server
6 8386 (24.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 7884 (22.68%) Linux
8 7427 (21.36%) MS Excel
9 6580 (18.93%) MS Exchange
10 6357 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6325 (18.19%) Finance
12 6050 (17.40%) ITIL
13 5812 (16.72%) Citrix
14 5763 (16.58%) Windows 7
15 5537 (15.93%) .NET
16 5386 (15.49%) MS Office
17 5068 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 5014 (14.42%) Cisco
19 4994 (14.37%) C#
20 4952 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
21 4845 (13.94%) Firewall
22 4419 (12.71%) DNS
23 4289 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
24 4268 (12.28%) TCP/IP
25 4158 (11.96%) Degree
26 4097 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
27 4019 (11.56%) SAN
28 3860 (11.10%) UNIX
29 3362 (9.67%) Windows XP
30 3355 (9.65%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6580 (18.93%) MS Exchange
2 3213 (9.24%) IIS
3 3152 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2746 (7.90%) SharePoint
5 1795 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1512 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1323 (3.81%) Apache
8 1317 (3.79%) Lync
9 1158 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 996 (2.86%) Tomcat
11 967 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 499 (1.44%) WebSphere
13 454 (1.31%) JBoss
14 447 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 349 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 336 (0.97%) WebLogic
17 307 (0.88%) CMS
18 286 (0.82%) nginx
19 258 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
20 244 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7427 (21.36%) MS Excel
2 5386 (15.49%) MS Office
3 410 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 261 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 180 (0.52%) MS Project
6 156 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 97 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 56 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 48 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 45 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 39 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 33 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 25 (0.072%) RoboHelp
14 24 (0.069%) FrameMaker
15 22 (0.063%) SPSS
16 21 (0.060%) PaintShop Pro
17 19 (0.055%) PowerPivot
18 18 (0.052%) AutoCAD
19 16 (0.046%) InDesign
19 16 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 421 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 95 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 76 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 61 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 49 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 46 (0.13%) RMDS
8 42 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 36 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 35 (0.10%) Sophis RISQUE
11 33 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
12 29 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
13 26 (0.075%) Google Analytics
13 26 (0.075%) SAP Business One
14 24 (0.069%) Agresso
15 23 (0.066%) ION MarketView
15 23 (0.066%) Eikon
16 22 (0.063%) assyst
17 21 (0.060%) Markit EDM
18 20 (0.058%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1429 (4.11%) Office 365
2 1146 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 517 (1.49%) SaaS
4 460 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
5 291 (0.84%) IaaS
6 289 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 212 (0.61%) PaaS
8 155 (0.45%) GitHub
9 107 (0.31%) Google Apps
10 83 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 55 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 49 (0.14%) Trello
13 40 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
14 21 (0.060%) IBM SmartCloud
14 21 (0.060%) OpenShift
15 20 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
16 17 (0.049%) Yammer
17 12 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
18 11 (0.032%) CloudFront
18 11 (0.032%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4845 (13.94%) Firewall
2 4419 (12.71%) DNS
3 4268 (12.28%) TCP/IP
4 4019 (11.56%) SAN
5 3151 (9.06%) LAN
6 3125 (8.99%) WAN
7 2944 (8.47%) DHCP
8 2358 (6.78%) VPN
9 1716 (4.94%) Internet
10 1068 (3.07%) VoIP
11 936 (2.69%) Wireless
12 928 (2.67%) NAS
13 749 (2.15%) VLAN
14 725 (2.09%) Network Security
15 694 (2.00%) HTTP
16 604 (1.74%) SSL
17 580 (1.67%) MPLS
18 564 (1.62%) iSCSI
19 529 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
20 465 (1.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8832 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 2011 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1534 (4.41%) MySQL
4 1041 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 925 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 918 (2.64%) Relational Database
7 854 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 849 (2.44%) Oracle Database
9 789 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 413 (1.19%) RDBMS
11 353 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
12 339 (0.98%) DB2
13 338 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 330 (0.95%) MongoDB
15 310 (0.89%) NoSQL
16 300 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
17 285 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
18 268 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
19 251 (0.72%) Big Data
20 240 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1185 (3.41%) Visual Studio
2 979 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 931 (2.68%) Subversion
4 925 (2.66%) NUnit
5 765 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 581 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
7 534 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 512 (1.47%) JIRA
9 480 (1.38%) Moq
10 455 (1.31%) Selenium
11 440 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 427 (1.23%) MSTest
13 235 (0.68%) Maven
14 206 (0.59%) Eclipse
15 196 (0.56%) JUnit
16 187 (0.54%) WebDriver
17 185 (0.53%) Ant
18 165 (0.47%) Hudson
19 161 (0.46%) SpecFlow
20 147 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6325 (18.19%) Finance
2 1585 (4.56%) Banking
3 1335 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 1250 (3.60%) Retail
5 1030 (2.96%) Law
6 825 (2.37%) Legal
7 599 (1.72%) Marketing
8 465 (1.34%) Advertising
9 425 (1.22%) Front Office
10 401 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 385 (1.11%) Back Office
11 385 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 383 (1.10%) Investment Banking
13 307 (0.88%) Games
14 275 (0.79%) Publishing
15 245 (0.70%) Electronics
16 167 (0.48%) French Language
17 140 (0.40%) German Language
18 126 (0.36%) Aerospace
19 107 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6295 (18.11%) Analyst
2 5375 (15.46%) Developer
3 3957 (11.38%) Support Engineer
4 3215 (9.25%) Support Analyst
5 1972 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1892 (5.44%) Administrator
7 1771 (5.09%) IT Support
8 1763 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 1712 (4.92%) Consultant
10 1609 (4.63%) .NET Developer
11 1389 (4.00%) Architect
12 1283 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
13 1271 (3.66%) Applications Support
14 1241 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
15 1222 (3.52%) Service Analyst
16 1198 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
17 1184 (3.41%) Technical Support
18 1170 (3.37%) C# Developer
19 1087 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
20 1028 (2.96%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5537 (15.93%) .NET
2 2981 (8.57%) HTML
3 2945 (8.47%) ASP.NET
4 2173 (6.25%) CSS
5 2047 (5.89%) Web Services
6 1932 (5.56%) XML
7 1405 (4.04%) WCF
8 1376 (3.96%) jQuery
9 1362 (3.92%) .NET Framework
10 1290 (3.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1215 (3.49%) WinForms
12 1187 (3.41%) WPF
13 966 (2.78%) HTML5
14 750 (2.16%) Ajax
15 559 (1.61%) Middleware
16 515 (1.48%) JSON
17 502 (1.44%) REST
18 498 (1.43%) SOAP
19 459 (1.32%) J2EE
20 445 (1.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2308 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2116 (6.09%) Blackberry
3 1709 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 1459 (4.20%) Clustering
5 1045 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 744 (2.14%) Replication
7 674 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 653 (1.88%) Open Source
9 607 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 527 (1.52%) User Experience
11 520 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 516 (1.48%) Hedge funds
13 502 (1.44%) iPhone
14 482 (1.39%) Mathematics
15 379 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
16 359 (1.03%) Thin Client
16 359 (1.03%) Fat Client
17 312 (0.90%) iPad
18 259 (0.75%) Statistics
19 245 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8386 (24.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 7884 (22.68%) Linux
3 5763 (16.58%) Windows 7
4 5068 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 4952 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3860 (11.10%) UNIX
7 3362 (9.67%) Windows XP
8 2481 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 1531 (4.40%) Android
10 1278 (3.68%) Apple iOS
11 1049 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 921 (2.65%) Solaris
13 813 (2.34%) Windows Vista
14 805 (2.32%) Mac OS X
15 550 (1.58%) CentOS
16 544 (1.56%) AIX
17 450 (1.29%) Ubuntu
18 434 (1.25%) Windows Phone
19 379 (1.09%) Windows 2000
20 366 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6050 (17.40%) ITIL
2 4289 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
3 2155 (6.20%) MVC
4 1804 (5.19%) OO
5 1697 (4.88%) Scrum
6 1696 (4.88%) Software Engineering
7 1644 (4.73%) Project Management
8 1510 (4.34%) Service Delivery
9 1492 (4.29%) TDD
10 1415 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 1313 (3.78%) Mentoring
12 1272 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
12 1272 (3.66%) Migration
13 1187 (3.41%) Service Management
14 1070 (3.08%) E-Commerce
15 1059 (3.05%) Change Management
16 1004 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
17 986 (2.84%) CRM
18 942 (2.71%) Incident Management
19 941 (2.71%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9004 (25.90%) SQL
2 4994 (14.37%) C#
3 3031 (8.72%) JavaScript
4 2752 (7.92%) Java
5 2391 (6.88%) PowerShell
6 1979 (5.69%) C++
7 1396 (4.02%) Python
8 1370 (3.94%) Perl
9 1281 (3.68%) T-SQL
10 1017 (2.93%) C
11 935 (2.69%) VB
12 891 (2.56%) VB.NET
12 891 (2.56%) PHP
13 838 (2.41%) Bash Shell
14 657 (1.89%) Shell Script
15 655 (1.88%) Ruby
16 585 (1.68%) VBScript
17 364 (1.05%) PL/SQL
18 268 (0.77%) Objective-C
19 244 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4158 (11.96%) Degree
2 4097 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 2600 (7.48%) MCSE
4 1930 (5.55%) Security Cleared
5 1851 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1512 (4.35%) MCP
7 1432 (4.12%) CCNA
8 1419 (4.08%) SC Cleared
9 1398 (4.02%) MCITP
10 1219 (3.51%) MCSA
11 1049 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 683 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
13 650 (1.87%) CCNP
14 601 (1.73%) MCTS
15 575 (1.65%) DV Cleared
16 556 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
17 450 (1.29%) CCA
18 349 (1.00%) CISSP
19 322 (0.93%) ISEB
20 223 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2215 (6.37%) SLA
2 1072 (3.08%) QA
3 384 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 323 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 216 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 159 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 73 (0.21%) COBIT
8 29 (0.083%) HL7
9 25 (0.072%) JSP 440
10 22 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 19 (0.055%) ISO 9000
12 18 (0.052%) ISO 8583
12 18 (0.052%) TickIT
12 18 (0.052%) WAI
13 12 (0.035%) DICOM
13 12 (0.035%) Data Quality
14 10 (0.029%) GLP
15 9 (0.026%) DO-178B
16 8 (0.023%) GPG13
16 8 (0.023%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 12119 (34.86%) Active Directory
2 6357 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3025 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 2051 (5.90%) XenApp
5 1886 (5.42%) vSphere
6 1060 (3.05%) VMware ESX
7 826 (2.38%) XenDesktop
8 775 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
9 483 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 464 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 420 (1.21%) XenServer
12 251 (0.72%) NFS
13 239 (0.69%) ISA Server
14 223 (0.64%) Xen
15 220 (0.63%) vCloud
16 207 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 192 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
18 186 (0.54%) Firmware
19 178 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 177 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2231 (6.42%) SCCM
2 1206 (3.47%) SCOM
3 791 (2.28%) Puppet
4 725 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 591 (1.70%) Nagios
6 557 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 487 (1.40%) NetBackup
8 475 (1.37%) WSUS
9 436 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 275 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
11 269 (0.77%) SCVMM
12 249 (0.72%) Tivoli
13 150 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 130 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 130 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 127 (0.37%) HP SIM
15 127 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 121 (0.35%) Data Guard
17 119 (0.34%) Ansible
18 117 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14851 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 9982 (28.71%) VMware
3 5812 (16.72%) Citrix
4 5014 (14.42%) Cisco
5 3355 (9.65%) Oracle
6 2908 (8.36%) HP
7 1385 (3.98%) Red Hat
8 1369 (3.94%) NetApp
9 1262 (3.63%) Symantec
10 1114 (3.20%) Apple
11 1112 (3.20%) EMC
12 1111 (3.20%) Dell
13 1044 (3.00%) IBM
14 850 (2.44%) Juniper
15 686 (1.97%) CheckPoint
16 508 (1.46%) Avaya
17 421 (1.21%) McAfee
18 404 (1.16%) Bloomberg
19 364 (1.05%) SAP
20 353 (1.02%) Remedy
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum depending experience + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits 15% bonus & benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum £20,000 to £25,000 Negotiable + Bonu
Posted: 11 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10% of B
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £100,000 to £135,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 - £46000 per annum + pension, gym, progression
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + out of hours allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday