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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 81 148 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 20.77% 32.39% 18.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.20% 83.62% 74.12%
Number of salaries quoted 67 145 57
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
101 177 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 25.90% 38.73% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 82 170 69
Average salary £44,000 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,625 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 24 October 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Leicester

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 84 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 62 (35.63%) C#
3 61 (35.06%) Finance
4 60 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 55 (31.61%) .NET
6 48 (27.59%) Oracle
7 46 (26.44%) SQL
8 43 (24.71%) XML
9 37 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (20.11%) C++
11 34 (19.54%) VMware
11 34 (19.54%) Software Engineering
12 32 (18.39%) Linux
13 31 (17.82%) Degree
14 30 (17.24%) HTML
15 28 (16.09%) Java
15 28 (16.09%) CSS
15 28 (16.09%) UNIX
15 28 (16.09%) MS Excel
15 28 (16.09%) Web Development
16 27 (15.52%) Android
17 26 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (14.37%) jQuery
19 24 (13.79%) ASP.NET
19 24 (13.79%) Computer Science
19 24 (13.79%) Apple iOS
20 23 (13.22%) BlackBerry OS
20 23 (13.22%) Mathematics
20 23 (13.22%) Cyber Security
20 23 (13.22%) PKI

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 18 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.02%) IIS
4 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.30%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.72%) Apache
7 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.15%) JBoss
7 2 (1.15%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.15%) Lync
8 1 (0.57%) WordPress
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.57%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.17%) MS Office
3 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Simulink
4 1 (0.57%) Maya
4 1 (0.57%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.57%) GIMP
4 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.15%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.57%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.60%) Office 365
2 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.22%) LDAP
2 9 (5.17%) SAN
3 8 (4.60%) PBX
4 7 (4.02%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.02%) Firewall
5 6 (3.45%) VPN
5 6 (3.45%) Internet
6 5 (2.87%) DNS
6 5 (2.87%) LAN
6 5 (2.87%) WAN
7 4 (2.30%) DHCP
8 3 (1.72%) VoIP
8 3 (1.72%) Wireless
8 3 (1.72%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.15%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.15%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.15%) LTE
9 2 (1.15%) UMTS
9 2 (1.15%) GSM
9 2 (1.15%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.60%) MySQL
4 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.30%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.72%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.57%) Informix
8 1 (0.57%) OLTP
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.77%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.60%) JIRA
3 7 (4.02%) NUnit
4 5 (2.87%) Subversion
5 3 (1.72%) MSTest
6 2 (1.15%) Selenium
6 2 (1.15%) Toad
7 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.57%) Hudson
7 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.57%) TestPartner
General
1 61 (35.06%) Finance
2 16 (9.20%) Aerospace
3 7 (4.02%) Back Office
4 6 (3.45%) Retail
5 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.87%) Banking
6 4 (2.30%) Electronics
6 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.15%) Publishing
8 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (31.61%) Developer
2 29 (16.67%) Analyst
3 25 (14.37%) Software Developer
4 24 (13.79%) C++ Developer
5 23 (13.22%) C++ Software Developer
5 23 (13.22%) Systems Engineer
5 23 (13.22%) Support Engineer
6 16 (9.20%) Systems Support
6 16 (9.20%) Architect
6 16 (9.20%) .NET Developer
6 16 (9.20%) Systems Support Engineer
7 15 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (8.62%) C# Developer
8 11 (6.32%) IT Architect
8 11 (6.32%) ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (6.32%) Senior Technical Architect
8 11 (6.32%) Technical Architect
8 11 (6.32%) Senior Architect
8 11 (6.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (5.75%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (31.61%) .NET
2 43 (24.71%) XML
3 30 (17.24%) HTML
4 28 (16.09%) CSS
5 25 (14.37%) jQuery
6 24 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 21 (12.07%) Ajax
8 17 (9.77%) HTML5
9 16 (9.20%) CSS3
10 14 (8.05%) XSLT
11 10 (5.75%) XHTML
11 10 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 10 (5.75%) LINQ
12 9 (5.17%) Web Services
13 7 (4.02%) WinForms
13 7 (4.02%) MFC
14 5 (2.87%) Middleware
15 3 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 3 (1.72%) .NET Framework
15 3 (1.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 23 (13.22%) PKI
2 23 (13.22%) Smartcard
2 23 (13.22%) Blackberry
2 23 (13.22%) Mathematics
3 17 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.60%) Mainframe
4 8 (4.60%) Clustering
5 7 (4.02%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.45%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.87%) IVR
8 3 (1.72%) Life Science
9 2 (1.15%) VLE
10 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.57%) iPhone
10 1 (0.57%) Open Source
10 1 (0.57%) User Experience
10 1 (0.57%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 32 (18.39%) Linux
3 28 (16.09%) UNIX
4 27 (15.52%) Android
5 24 (13.79%) Apple iOS
6 23 (13.22%) BlackBerry OS
7 22 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.87%) CentOS
11 3 (1.72%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.15%) AIX
12 2 (1.15%) Solaris
12 2 (1.15%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.54%) Software Engineering
2 28 (16.09%) Web Development
3 23 (13.22%) Cyber Security
4 22 (12.64%) Project Management
5 20 (11.49%) ITIL
5 20 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 14 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (8.05%) Mentoring
8 12 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (6.90%) Logistics
8 12 (6.90%) MVC
9 11 (6.32%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.32%) Quality Management
9 11 (6.32%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (5.17%) Change Management
10 9 (5.17%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (4.60%) OO
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.63%) C#
2 46 (26.44%) SQL
3 35 (20.11%) C++
4 28 (16.09%) Java
5 17 (9.77%) JavaScript
6 14 (8.05%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.87%) Python
8 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.15%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.15%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.15%) VBScript
10 2 (1.15%) Perl
10 2 (1.15%) PHP
10 2 (1.15%) C
11 1 (0.57%) VB
11 1 (0.57%) Delphi
11 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 31 (17.82%) Degree
2 16 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.60%) MCSE
3 8 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.02%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 4 (2.30%) MCSM
5 4 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.72%) ISEB
6 3 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.15%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.15%) MCTS
7 2 (1.15%) MCITP
7 2 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.15%) MCSA
7 2 (1.15%) CCNA
7 2 (1.15%) MCSD
7 2 (1.15%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) SLA
1 2 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.15%) COBIT
1 2 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (13.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.45%) vSphere
4 5 (2.87%) XenApp
5 4 (2.30%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.15%) Firmware
7 2 (1.15%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.57%) XenServer
8 1 (0.57%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) SCCM
1 4 (2.30%) SCOM
1 4 (2.30%) Windows Intune
2 3 (1.72%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.57%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.57%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 60 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 48 (27.59%) Oracle
3 34 (19.54%) VMware
4 9 (5.17%) HP
5 8 (4.60%) Cisco
6 7 (4.02%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.45%) Citrix
7 6 (3.45%) Perforce
7 6 (3.45%) SAP
8 5 (2.87%) NetApp
9 3 (1.72%) Dell
9 3 (1.72%) EMC
10 2 (1.15%) IBM
10 2 (1.15%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.15%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.15%) Northgate
10 2 (1.15%) Google
10 2 (1.15%) Veeam
11 1 (0.57%) F5
11 1 (0.57%) Altiris
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