The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leicestershire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 161 152 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 17.09% 22.19% 20.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.50% 81.28% 68.50%
Number of salaries quoted 140 139 148
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £22,500 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
200 187 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 21.23% 27.30% 30.60%
Number of salaries quoted 171 170 212
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Windows
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

Windows
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester 0 91 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Lutterworth -9 24 £32,500 -7.14%
Loughborough -3 7 £38,750 -13.88% 2
Hinckley +10 3 £19,000 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch +1 1 - -
Coalville - 1 £22,500 -
Market Harborough - 1 £22,500 -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

1 131 (41.07%) SQL Server
2 108 (33.86%) Microsoft
3 101 (31.66%) SQL
3 101 (31.66%) .NET
4 96 (30.09%) C#
5 91 (28.53%) Degree
6 89 (27.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (25.71%) Finance
8 69 (21.63%) C++
8 69 (21.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 65 (20.38%) Smartcard
9 65 (20.38%) Active Directory
10 63 (19.75%) Oracle
11 61 (19.12%) Windows XP
12 56 (17.55%) XML
12 56 (17.55%) Cyber Security
13 53 (16.61%) VMware
14 52 (16.30%) Windows Vista
15 49 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (14.73%) Automated Testing
16 47 (14.73%) MS Excel
17 45 (14.11%) MS Exchange
17 45 (14.11%) Computer Science
17 45 (14.11%) Mobile App
18 42 (13.17%) Linux
18 42 (13.17%) ASP.NET
19 41 (12.85%) Mathematics
20 40 (12.54%) Software Engineering
21 38 (11.91%) Android
22 37 (11.60%) Web Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 45 (14.11%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.52%) IIS
3 21 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.82%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.19%) Lync
8 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.57%) CMS
9 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.94%) SAS
11 2 (0.63%) Apache
11 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.31%) WordPress
12 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.31%) Drupal
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.31%) Site Server
Applications
1 47 (14.73%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.64%) MS Office
3 4 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) GIMP
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.63%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.51%) Office 365
2 5 (1.57%) IaaS
2 5 (1.57%) PaaS
3 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.97%) SAN
2 32 (10.03%) DNS
3 29 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 28 (8.78%) LDAP
5 21 (6.58%) Firewall
6 16 (5.02%) DHCP
6 16 (5.02%) WAN
7 12 (3.76%) Internet
7 12 (3.76%) LAN
8 10 (3.13%) NetScaler
9 9 (2.82%) Wireless
10 8 (2.51%) NAS
11 5 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.25%) NetScreen
12 4 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.94%) FTP
14 2 (0.63%) GSM
14 2 (0.63%) PBX
14 2 (0.63%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (41.07%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (8.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (4.39%) MySQL
6 10 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.82%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.94%) DB2
9 3 (0.94%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.31%) Big Data
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.31%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 35 (10.97%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.82%) JIRA
3 8 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.19%) NUnit
5 5 (1.57%) TestPartner
5 5 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (1.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (1.25%) Selenium
7 3 (0.94%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 82 (25.71%) Finance
2 15 (4.70%) Aerospace
3 12 (3.76%) Retail
4 8 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.88%) Publishing
6 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.31%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 104 (32.60%) Developer
2 51 (15.99%) C++ Developer
3 50 (15.67%) Software Developer
4 41 (12.85%) C++ Software Developer
5 36 (11.29%) Support Engineer
6 35 (10.97%) Test Engineer
7 32 (10.03%) Analyst
8 21 (6.58%) Web Developer
9 20 (6.27%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (5.02%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.70%) Tester
12 14 (4.39%) Administrator
13 12 (3.76%) DBA
14 11 (3.45%) IT Support
14 11 (3.45%) C# Developer
15 10 (3.13%) .NET Developer
16 9 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
16 9 (2.82%) Systems Support Engineer
16 9 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
16 9 (2.82%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (31.66%) .NET
2 56 (17.55%) XML
3 42 (13.17%) ASP.NET
4 37 (11.60%) HTML
5 32 (10.03%) CSS
6 27 (8.46%) jQuery
7 20 (6.27%) WinForms
7 20 (6.27%) Web Services
8 19 (5.96%) Ajax
9 17 (5.33%) LINQ
10 16 (5.02%) HTML5
11 15 (4.70%) COM+
12 14 (4.39%) CSS3
13 13 (4.08%) WPF
14 7 (2.19%) MFC
15 6 (1.88%) WCF
16 5 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (1.57%) XSLT
17 3 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 3 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 65 (20.38%) Smartcard
2 45 (14.11%) Computer Science
2 45 (14.11%) Mobile App
3 41 (12.85%) Mathematics
4 32 (10.03%) PKI
4 32 (10.03%) Blackberry
5 24 (7.52%) Biometrics
6 21 (6.58%) Clustering
7 9 (2.82%) iPhone
8 7 (2.19%) Device Driver
9 6 (1.88%) Firmware
9 6 (1.88%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.57%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.57%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.63%) PMI
11 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.31%) Open Source
12 1 (0.31%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 89 (27.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 69 (21.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 61 (19.12%) Windows XP
4 52 (16.30%) Windows Vista
5 42 (13.17%) Linux
6 38 (11.91%) Android
7 34 (10.66%) Apple iOS
8 26 (8.15%) BlackBerry OS
9 25 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (5.96%) UNIX
10 19 (5.96%) Windows 7
11 9 (2.82%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.88%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (1.88%) Windows Phone
13 5 (1.57%) AIX
13 5 (1.57%) HPUX
14 4 (1.25%) CentOS
15 3 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.94%) Solaris
16 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.55%) Cyber Security
2 49 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (14.73%) Automated Testing
4 40 (12.54%) Software Engineering
5 37 (11.60%) Web Development
6 30 (9.40%) Identity Management
7 29 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (7.84%) OO
9 24 (7.52%) Manual Testing
10 19 (5.96%) Software Testing
11 18 (5.64%) ITIL
12 14 (4.39%) CRM
12 14 (4.39%) Project Management
12 14 (4.39%) Change Management
13 13 (4.08%) Incident Management
13 13 (4.08%) Configuration Management
14 12 (3.76%) Scrum
15 10 (3.13%) Waterfall
15 10 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 101 (31.66%) SQL
2 96 (30.09%) C#
3 69 (21.63%) C++
4 37 (11.60%) Java
5 31 (9.72%) VB.NET
6 30 (9.40%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.13%) VBScript
10 9 (2.82%) XAML
11 6 (1.88%) PHP
11 6 (1.88%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.25%) Python
12 4 (1.25%) VB
13 3 (0.94%) C
13 3 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) VC++
14 1 (0.31%) Delphi
14 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 91 (28.53%) Degree
2 30 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (5.02%) MCSE
5 6 (1.88%) CCNA
5 6 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 6 (1.88%) MCSM
6 5 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.57%) ISEB
7 4 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.25%) VCAP
8 3 (0.94%) MCTS
8 3 (0.94%) MCITP
8 3 (0.94%) MCP
8 3 (0.94%) MCSA
8 3 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.63%) CCA
9 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.40%) ISO 9001
1 30 (9.40%) TickIT
2 7 (2.19%) SLA
3 4 (1.25%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (20.38%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.15%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.96%) vSphere
5 17 (5.33%) XenApp
6 9 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.63%) XenServer
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.31%) QEMU
9 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.31%) KVM
9 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.31%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 12 (3.76%) SCCM
1 12 (3.76%) SCOM
2 3 (0.94%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.31%) WSUS
4 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 108 (33.86%) Microsoft
2 63 (19.75%) Oracle
3 53 (16.61%) VMware
4 27 (8.46%) HP
5 21 (6.58%) Citrix
6 18 (5.64%) Cisco
7 12 (3.76%) NetApp
8 10 (3.13%) Dell
9 8 (2.51%) Altiris
9 8 (2.51%) Veeam
10 7 (2.19%) Perforce
10 7 (2.19%) SAP
11 5 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.57%) Apple
11 5 (1.57%) IBM
12 4 (1.25%) Avaya
13 3 (0.94%) Open-E
13 3 (0.94%) EMC
14 2 (0.63%) Hitachi
14 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
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