The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 82 93 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 19.20% 15.84% 16.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.67% 74.40% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 68 92 70
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,375 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +4.28%
Windows
Leicestershire

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

Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
98 125 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 22.95% 21.29% 19.65%
Number of salaries quoted 83 122 83
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,180 £24,450 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Windows
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Windows Salary Trend in Leicester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 82 (52.23%) SQL Server
2 70 (44.59%) Microsoft
3 66 (42.04%) Active Directory
4 50 (31.85%) SQL
5 49 (31.21%) .NET
6 47 (29.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (29.30%) VMware
8 43 (27.39%) Hyper-V
8 43 (27.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (25.48%) TCP/IP
10 38 (24.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 37 (23.57%) C#
11 37 (23.57%) IIS
11 37 (23.57%) XML
11 37 (23.57%) MS Excel
11 37 (23.57%) MS Exchange
11 37 (23.57%) Clustering
11 37 (23.57%) Finance
12 33 (21.02%) Linux
13 30 (19.11%) Incident Management
14 29 (18.47%) HTML
14 29 (18.47%) Dell
15 28 (17.83%) HP
15 28 (17.83%) CSS
15 28 (17.83%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (15.92%) Change Management
16 25 (15.92%) jQuery
16 25 (15.92%) SCCM
17 23 (14.65%) SCOM
17 23 (14.65%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 37 (23.57%) IIS
1 37 (23.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.91%) JBoss
5 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.64%) Lync
6 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.64%) CMS
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (23.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.37%) MS Office
3 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.64%) Simulink
5 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) IaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (25.48%) TCP/IP
2 18 (11.46%) Firewall
3 16 (10.19%) DNS
4 14 (8.92%) SAN
5 11 (7.01%) WAN
6 9 (5.73%) LDAP
7 8 (5.10%) LAN
8 7 (4.46%) Internet
9 6 (3.82%) Wireless
9 6 (3.82%) NAS
10 5 (3.18%) VPN
11 4 (2.55%) DHCP
12 3 (1.91%) VoIP
13 2 (1.27%) HTTP
13 2 (1.27%) PBX
13 2 (1.27%) VLAN
14 1 (0.64%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.64%) SMTP
14 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (52.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Subversion
2 4 (2.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.91%) TestPartner
4 2 (1.27%) Xcode
4 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.64%) Redmine
5 1 (0.64%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.64%) JUnit
5 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.64%) Selenium
5 1 (0.64%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (23.57%) Finance
2 5 (3.18%) Retail
2 5 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.55%) Publishing
4 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) French Language
5 1 (0.64%) German Language
5 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (25.48%) Developer
2 26 (16.56%) Analyst
3 25 (15.92%) Systems Engineer
4 20 (12.74%) Network Engineer
5 18 (11.46%) .NET Developer
6 13 (8.28%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (7.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (7.64%) Service Analyst
8 11 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Web Developer
8 11 (7.01%) Support Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Applications Support
8 11 (7.01%) Software Developer
8 11 (7.01%) C# Developer
8 11 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (5.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (5.73%) C++ Software Developer
9 9 (5.73%) C++ Developer
10 7 (4.46%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.46%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (31.21%) .NET
2 37 (23.57%) XML
3 29 (18.47%) HTML
4 28 (17.83%) CSS
5 25 (15.92%) jQuery
6 22 (14.01%) ASP.NET
7 21 (13.38%) CSS3
8 16 (10.19%) HTML5
9 13 (8.28%) Ajax
10 12 (7.64%) Web Services
11 11 (7.01%) XSLT
11 11 (7.01%) XHTML
11 11 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 6 (3.82%) JSON
13 5 (3.18%) SOAP
14 4 (2.55%) WPF
15 3 (1.91%) KnockoutJS
15 3 (1.91%) .NET Framework
16 2 (1.27%) WCF
16 2 (1.27%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.57%) Clustering
2 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.37%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.73%) Mathematics
4 9 (5.73%) PKI
4 9 (5.73%) Smartcard
4 9 (5.73%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.18%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.55%) VLE
7 2 (1.27%) iPad
7 2 (1.27%) iPhone
7 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.64%) FMCG
8 1 (0.64%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 47 (29.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 43 (27.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (21.02%) Linux
4 17 (10.83%) Android
5 13 (8.28%) Apple iOS
5 13 (8.28%) Windows XP
5 13 (8.28%) UNIX
6 12 (7.64%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.73%) BlackBerry OS
9 5 (3.18%) Solaris
10 3 (1.91%) AIX
10 3 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.91%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.64%) CentOS
12 1 (0.64%) Debian
12 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.11%) Incident Management
2 28 (17.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (15.92%) Change Management
4 22 (14.01%) Problem Management
4 22 (14.01%) MVC
5 21 (13.38%) Data Protection
6 18 (11.46%) Web Development
7 12 (7.64%) Logistics
7 12 (7.64%) Software Engineering
8 11 (7.01%) ITIL
8 11 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (7.01%) Mentoring
9 9 (5.73%) Cyber Security
9 9 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.10%) System Testing
11 5 (3.18%) Android Development
12 4 (2.55%) Network Load Balancing
12 4 (2.55%) Load Testing
12 4 (2.55%) Project Management
12 4 (2.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.85%) SQL
2 37 (23.57%) C#
3 23 (14.65%) PowerShell
4 17 (10.83%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.19%) Java
6 12 (7.64%) C++
7 10 (6.37%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.27%) PHP
8 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.27%) C
8 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.64%) VBScript
9 1 (0.64%) VB
9 1 (0.64%) Delphi
9 1 (0.64%) VB6
9 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.18%) Degree
3 4 (2.55%) NVQ Level 3
3 4 (2.55%) MCSE
3 4 (2.55%) ISEB
4 3 (1.91%) MCP
5 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.64%) MCDST
6 1 (0.64%) MCTS
6 1 (0.64%) MCITP
6 1 (0.64%) MCSA
6 1 (0.64%) CCNP
6 1 (0.64%) CCNA
6 1 (0.64%) CCDP
6 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.28%) PCI DSS
2 12 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.37%) SLA
4 5 (3.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 66 (42.04%) Active Directory
2 43 (27.39%) Hyper-V
3 38 (24.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.18%) XenApp
5 4 (2.55%) Firmware
6 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.27%) vSphere
6 2 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (15.92%) SCCM
2 23 (14.65%) SCOM
3 3 (1.91%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.91%) DameWare
4 2 (1.27%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.27%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) Control-M
5 1 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 46 (29.30%) VMware
3 29 (18.47%) Dell
4 28 (17.83%) HP
5 21 (13.38%) Altiris
6 17 (10.83%) Citrix
7 15 (9.55%) Oracle
7 15 (9.55%) Cisco
8 7 (4.46%) IBM
9 5 (3.18%) Google
10 4 (2.55%) NetApp
11 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.91%) Apple
11 3 (1.91%) Remedy
11 3 (1.91%) SAP
11 3 (1.91%) EMC
12 2 (1.27%) Adobe
12 2 (1.27%) i2
12 2 (1.27%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.64%) Veeam
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