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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 5.88% 11.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 100.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £50,000 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+72.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
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
6 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 17.65% 11.11% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 3
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -35.55%
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 6 March 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 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Veritas
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (62.50%) Backup Exec
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) Time Management
3 5 (62.50%) Mac OS X Server
3 5 (62.50%) Symantec
3 5 (62.50%) Asset Management
3 5 (62.50%) Multimedia
3 5 (62.50%) Apple
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 5 (62.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (62.50%) Sophos
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) POP3
5 1 (12.50%) SMTP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) NFS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) GroupWise
1 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Wireless
2 5 (62.50%) DHCP
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) IMAP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (12.50%) POP3
4 1 (12.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (62.50%) Multimedia
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Mac OS X Server
1 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Asset Management
1 5 (62.50%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) NFS
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (62.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) OpenView
2 1 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) Veritas
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Apple
2 5 (62.50%) Symantec
2 5 (62.50%) Sophos
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Novell
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Sun
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat