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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 67 72 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 16.18% 15.45% 23.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.16% 83.72% 80.91%
Number of salaries quoted 53 57 86
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,778 £23,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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
76 86 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 18.36% 18.45% 29.65%
Number of salaries quoted 62 68 105
Average salary £28,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.11% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,640 £23,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 31 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 83 (56.08%) Microsoft
2 61 (41.22%) Active Directory
3 55 (37.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (33.78%) MS Excel
5 46 (31.08%) SQL Server
6 45 (30.41%) VMware
7 37 (25.00%) Change Management
8 35 (23.65%) .NET
8 35 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (22.97%) SQL
10 32 (21.62%) Finance
11 31 (20.95%) Clustering
11 31 (20.95%) Linux
11 31 (20.95%) Hyper-V
12 30 (20.27%) MS Exchange
12 30 (20.27%) HP
13 29 (19.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (18.92%) IIS
15 27 (18.24%) C#
16 25 (16.89%) SAN
16 25 (16.89%) Incident Management
17 24 (16.22%) Dell
17 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (16.22%) TCP/IP
18 23 (15.54%) Windows 7
19 22 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (14.19%) MCP
20 21 (14.19%) Problem Management
21 20 (13.51%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 28 (18.92%) IIS
3 13 (8.78%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.35%) JBoss
6 2 (1.35%) Apache
6 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (33.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (11.49%) MS Office
3 5 (3.38%) MS Project
3 5 (3.38%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Primavera
2 3 (2.03%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.38%) Office 365
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.89%) SAN
2 24 (16.22%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.49%) Firewall
4 14 (9.46%) LAN
4 14 (9.46%) WAN
5 11 (7.43%) VoIP
6 8 (5.41%) CTI
6 8 (5.41%) PBX
7 7 (4.73%) DNS
8 6 (4.05%) Wireless
9 5 (3.38%) DHCP
10 4 (2.70%) HTTP
11 3 (2.03%) VPN
11 3 (2.03%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (1.35%) Internet
12 2 (1.35%) OSPF
12 2 (1.35%) BGP
12 2 (1.35%) VLAN
12 2 (1.35%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.70%) MySQL
5 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.35%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.35%) Subversion
5 2 (1.35%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.68%) MSTest
6 1 (0.68%) Moq
6 1 (0.68%) Hudson
6 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (21.62%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Marketing
3 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 7 (4.73%) French Language
5 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.70%) Publishing
5 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.03%) German Language
6 3 (2.03%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.03%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (19.59%) Analyst
2 26 (17.57%) Developer
3 25 (16.89%) Systems Engineer
4 24 (16.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 12 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.08%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 8 (5.41%) VoIP Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) IT Support
8 7 (4.73%) Senior Security Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Senior VoIP Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.05%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (23.65%) .NET
2 19 (12.84%) ASP.NET
2 19 (12.84%) CSS
3 16 (10.81%) HTML
4 15 (10.14%) XML
4 15 (10.14%) jQuery
5 10 (6.76%) Web Services
6 6 (4.05%) SOAP
7 5 (3.38%) WinForms
7 5 (3.38%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.38%) WPF
7 5 (3.38%) HTML5
7 5 (3.38%) CSS3
7 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (2.70%) Ajax
9 3 (2.03%) JSON
9 3 (2.03%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.03%) REST
9 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 3 (2.03%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.95%) Clustering
2 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.08%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.38%) PMI
7 4 (2.70%) EPoS
7 4 (2.70%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.68%) BYOD
9 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (37.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 50 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (20.95%) Linux
4 23 (15.54%) Windows 7
5 22 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (9.46%) Windows 8
7 11 (7.43%) Windows XP
8 8 (5.41%) UNIX
9 4 (2.70%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.70%) Solaris
10 3 (2.03%) CentOS
10 3 (2.03%) Android
10 3 (2.03%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.35%) AIX
11 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.00%) Change Management
2 29 (19.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (16.89%) Incident Management
4 21 (14.19%) Problem Management
5 20 (13.51%) ITIL
6 13 (8.78%) Data Protection
7 12 (8.11%) MVC
8 11 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.08%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.08%) Project Management
9 9 (6.08%) Mentoring
10 8 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (5.41%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.41%) Web Development
11 7 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (4.05%) Capacity Management
12 6 (4.05%) Logistics
12 6 (4.05%) CRM
13 5 (3.38%) Programme Management
13 5 (3.38%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.97%) SQL
2 27 (18.24%) C#
3 17 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.05%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.38%) VB
6 5 (3.38%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.38%) Java
7 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.03%) C
8 2 (1.35%) VB6
8 2 (1.35%) Ruby
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (14.19%) MCP
3 18 (12.16%) MCSE
4 9 (6.08%) PMP
4 9 (6.08%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.05%) A+ Certification
5 6 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (4.05%) Degree
6 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.03%) CCNP
7 3 (2.03%) CCNA
7 3 (2.03%) MCTS
8 2 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.35%) ISEB
9 1 (0.68%) CCDP
9 1 (0.68%) MCSA
9 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.41%) SLA
2 8 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.38%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (41.22%) Active Directory
2 35 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (20.95%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.76%) vSphere
5 5 (3.38%) XenApp
6 3 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) SCCM
2 12 (8.11%) SCOM
3 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Control-M
4 1 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.68%) DameWare
4 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (56.08%) Microsoft
2 45 (30.41%) VMware
3 30 (20.27%) HP
4 24 (16.22%) Dell
5 14 (9.46%) Cisco
6 12 (8.11%) IBM
6 12 (8.11%) Altiris
7 10 (6.76%) Oracle
8 9 (6.08%) SAP
8 9 (6.08%) EMC
8 9 (6.08%) Citrix
8 9 (6.08%) NetApp
9 5 (3.38%) Planview
10 4 (2.70%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.70%) Remedy
10 4 (2.70%) Veeam
11 2 (1.35%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.35%) IronPort
11 2 (1.35%) Google
11 2 (1.35%) i2
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