The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 9.09% 20.45% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 90.00% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.83%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Windows
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 9.09% 22.73% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -33.71%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Windows
Salary Trend in the Home Counties

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

Windows Salary Trend in the Home Counties

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 6 (100.00%) DNS
1 6 (100.00%) Veritas
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Time Management
2 5 (83.33%) Mac OS X Server
2 5 (83.33%) Backup Exec
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) Apple iOS
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) Asset Management
2 5 (83.33%) Multimedia
2 5 (83.33%) Apple
2 5 (83.33%) Symantec
2 5 (83.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (83.33%) Sophos
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) YAML
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (83.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Support Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) YAML
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Mac OS X Server
1 5 (83.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Time Management
1 5 (83.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Backup Exec
1 5 (83.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView
2 1 (16.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Veritas
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Apple
2 5 (83.33%) Symantec
2 5 (83.33%) Sophos
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat