The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 290 153 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 24.37% 16.42% 19.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.79% 56.04% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 245 145 137
Average salary £36,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,100 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
Windows
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
393 273 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 33.03% 29.29% 33.85%
Number of salaries quoted 327 230 252
Average salary £40,000 £35,600 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% -8.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Gloucestershire region.

Windows Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Cheltenham +16 154 £31,500 -14.86% 7
Gloucester -1 34 £46,000 +50.81% 6
Tewkesbury +4 24 £36,000 +10.76%
Cirencester -6 4 £27,425 -12.93%
Stroud - 4 £40,000 - 1
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

1 186 (40.26%) Linux
2 178 (38.53%) Microsoft
3 175 (37.88%) SQL
4 124 (26.84%) Finance
5 122 (26.41%) SQL Server
6 111 (24.03%) VMware
7 101 (21.86%) TCP/IP
8 94 (20.35%) Firewall
8 94 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (19.48%) Active Directory
10 89 (19.26%) MS Excel
11 81 (17.53%) C#
12 78 (16.88%) DNS
13 71 (15.37%) Citrix
13 71 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
13 71 (15.37%) Security Cleared
14 70 (15.15%) Python
15 66 (14.29%) C++
16 65 (14.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 62 (13.42%) Software Engineering
17 62 (13.42%) .NET
18 61 (13.20%) Degree
18 61 (13.20%) Perl
19 60 (12.99%) Cisco
19 60 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 58 (12.55%) Java
21 54 (11.69%) DHCP
22 52 (11.26%) MS Office
23 51 (11.04%) MS Exchange
24 50 (10.82%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 51 (11.04%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.23%) IIS
3 19 (4.11%) Apache
4 15 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.16%) Joomla!
7 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.95%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.52%) JBoss
9 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.30%) NetWeaver
9 6 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.30%) Commerce Server
10 5 (1.08%) CMS
11 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.65%) Lync
13 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 89 (19.26%) MS Excel
2 52 (11.26%) MS Office
3 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) Simulink
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.73%) SaaS
2 6 (1.30%) Office 365
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (21.86%) TCP/IP
2 94 (20.35%) Firewall
3 78 (16.88%) DNS
4 54 (11.69%) DHCP
5 50 (10.82%) SMTP
6 49 (10.61%) VPN
7 46 (9.96%) Internet
8 43 (9.31%) HTTP
9 41 (8.87%) FTP
10 30 (6.49%) LDAP
11 29 (6.28%) SSL
11 29 (6.28%) Intrusion Detection
12 26 (5.63%) SAN
13 25 (5.41%) Telnet
14 22 (4.76%) Network Security
15 20 (4.33%) LAN
16 16 (3.46%) WAN
17 13 (2.81%) MPLS
18 11 (2.38%) Ethernet
19 7 (1.52%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (26.41%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.96%) MySQL
3 29 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.73%) DB2
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.22%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.22%) MS Access
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (3.46%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.25%) Subversion
3 14 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.08%) FxCop
6 5 (1.08%) StyleCop
6 5 (1.08%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.08%) MSI
6 5 (1.08%) InstallShield
6 5 (1.08%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.65%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.65%) Maven
7 3 (0.65%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.22%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.22%) JIRA
8 1 (0.22%) JMeter
General
1 124 (26.84%) Finance
2 35 (7.58%) Aerospace
3 16 (3.46%) Electronics
3 16 (3.46%) Retail
4 15 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.03%) Advertising
6 8 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.30%) Military
8 5 (1.08%) Banking
9 4 (0.87%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 124 (26.84%) Analyst
2 93 (20.13%) Developer
3 64 (13.85%) Support Analyst
4 58 (12.55%) Software Engineer
5 42 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 38 (8.23%) Software Developer
7 27 (5.84%) Applications Support
8 25 (5.41%) Consultant
9 23 (4.98%) .NET Developer
10 22 (4.76%) Network Engineer
11 21 (4.55%) C++ Developer
11 21 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 20 (4.33%) Technical Analyst
12 20 (4.33%) C++ Software Engineer
13 19 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.46%) Lead Network Engineer
15 15 (3.25%) C# Developer
15 15 (3.25%) Help Desk Analyst
16 13 (2.81%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.42%) .NET
2 49 (10.61%) HTML
3 47 (10.17%) XML
4 45 (9.74%) CSS
5 35 (7.58%) ASP.NET
6 17 (3.68%) Qt
7 14 (3.03%) Web Services
7 14 (3.03%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.81%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 11 (2.38%) Software Packaging
9 11 (2.38%) J2EE
10 9 (1.95%) COM
10 9 (1.95%) CodeIgniter
10 9 (1.95%) CakePHP
10 9 (1.95%) jQuery
11 8 (1.73%) WCF
11 8 (1.73%) Ajax
12 7 (1.52%) SOAP
12 7 (1.52%) MFC
13 6 (1.30%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.79%) Client/Server
3 20 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.68%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (3.46%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.38%) Clustering
7 11 (2.38%) Open Source
8 9 (1.95%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.73%) AS400
9 8 (1.73%) LPAR
10 7 (1.52%) PKI
11 6 (1.30%) EPoS
12 5 (1.08%) CMDB
12 5 (1.08%) iSeries
13 4 (0.87%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.87%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.87%) PMI
14 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 186 (40.26%) Linux
2 94 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (14.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (10.39%) Windows 7
5 47 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (8.44%) UNIX
7 33 (7.14%) Solaris
8 24 (5.19%) Windows 2000 Server
9 22 (4.76%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.25%) AIX
11 12 (2.60%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.38%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.95%) Debian
14 8 (1.73%) Windows NT
14 8 (1.73%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (1.08%) SUSE
16 5 (1.08%) HPUX
17 4 (0.87%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (13.42%) Software Engineering
2 49 (10.61%) ITIL
3 48 (10.39%) Cyber Security
4 34 (7.36%) Data Protection
5 30 (6.49%) Information Security
6 26 (5.63%) OO
7 21 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 20 (4.33%) OOD
8 20 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (4.33%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
9 18 (3.90%) Service Delivery
10 16 (3.46%) Time Management
11 15 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (3.25%) Network Architecture
12 14 (3.03%) Unit Testing
12 14 (3.03%) Migration
13 13 (2.81%) Change Management
13 13 (2.81%) Mobile Application Development
14 12 (2.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 175 (37.88%) SQL
2 81 (17.53%) C#
3 70 (15.15%) Python
4 66 (14.29%) C++
5 61 (13.20%) Perl
6 58 (12.55%) Java
7 43 (9.31%) JavaScript
8 40 (8.66%) PHP
9 31 (6.71%) C
10 23 (4.98%) T-SQL
10 23 (4.98%) PowerShell
11 17 (3.68%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.81%) XPath
12 13 (2.81%) XQuery
13 10 (2.16%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.52%) VB
15 7 (1.52%) Bourne shell
16 5 (1.08%) Embedded C
16 5 (1.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 71 (15.37%) Security Cleared
2 61 (13.20%) Degree
3 41 (8.87%) SC Cleared
4 36 (7.79%) DV Cleared
5 27 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (4.33%) MCSE
6 20 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (3.46%) CCNA
8 15 (3.25%) MCSA
9 7 (1.52%) MCP
9 7 (1.52%) CCNP
10 6 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.08%) GCIA
11 5 (1.08%) GCIH
12 4 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.87%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.87%) MCTS
12 4 (0.87%) MCITP
13 3 (0.65%) GIAC
14 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.68%) SLA
2 15 (3.25%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 90 (19.48%) Active Directory
2 60 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (8.23%) XenApp
4 31 (6.71%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 9 (1.95%) qmail
7 7 (1.52%) vSphere
8 6 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.30%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.08%) Snort
9 5 (1.08%) Samba
10 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.65%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.43%) Squid
13 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 17 (3.68%) SCCM
3 7 (1.52%) Nagios
3 7 (1.52%) Zenoss
3 7 (1.52%) yum
3 7 (1.52%) Puppet
3 7 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.08%) SCOM
4 5 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.87%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.65%) OpenView
6 3 (0.65%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.22%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 111 (24.03%) VMware
3 71 (15.37%) Citrix
4 60 (12.99%) Cisco
5 50 (10.82%) Oracle
6 29 (6.28%) Juniper
7 25 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 18 (3.90%) Remedy
9 17 (3.68%) IBM
10 14 (3.03%) HP
11 12 (2.60%) Adobe
11 12 (2.60%) Sophos
12 10 (2.16%) NetApp
13 9 (1.95%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.95%) Apple
13 9 (1.95%) Zend
14 8 (1.73%) SAP
14 8 (1.73%) Symantec
15 6 (1.30%) EPiServer
15 6 (1.30%) hybris
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