The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 8 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 33.33% 23.53% 29.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 80.00% 72.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 18
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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 M4 Corridor region.

Operating Systems Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 33.33% 29.41% 40.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 25
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Windows
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the M4 Corridor region.

Windows Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

Windows
Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the M4 Corridor region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) LAN
2 9 (60.00%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) Apache
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (46.67%) DevOps
4 7 (46.67%) CentOS
4 7 (46.67%) CCNP
4 7 (46.67%) CCNA
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Perl
6 4 (26.67%) PHP
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (26.67%) Build Automation
6 4 (26.67%) SUSE
6 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
6 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (26.67%) LDAP
6 4 (26.67%) CISSP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 8 (53.33%) Apache
2 4 (26.67%) nginx
2 4 (26.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) LAN
1 9 (60.00%) WAN
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) OSPF
3 4 (26.67%) BGP
3 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
3 4 (26.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
1 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) German Language
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (46.67%) Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 7 (46.67%) CentOS
4 4 (26.67%) SUSE
4 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Debian
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (26.67%) Build Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby
2 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 4 (26.67%) PHP
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) CCNA
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CISSP
2 4 (26.67%) CEH
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Postfix
2 4 (26.67%) XenServer
2 4 (26.67%) Samba
2 4 (26.67%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Puppet
1 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) Rackspace
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) AppSense
7 1 (6.67%) F5