The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 38 62 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.67% 24.41% 18.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.29% 72.09% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 35 56 62
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +15.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £32,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £55,000 £57,025
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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 Middlesex region.

Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
70 86 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 23.33% 33.86% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 54 75 100
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,300 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Windows
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

Windows Salary Trend in Middlesex

Windows
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 54 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (41.67%) VMware
3 40 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 40 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 32 (26.67%) Linux
6 30 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 30 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 27 (22.50%) VLAN
8 26 (21.67%) Citrix
9 25 (20.83%) Firewall
10 23 (19.17%) .NET
11 22 (18.33%) DNS
11 22 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (17.50%) DHCP
12 21 (17.50%) Cisco
13 20 (16.67%) JBoss
14 19 (15.83%) IIS
14 19 (15.83%) XenApp
15 18 (15.00%) WatchGuard
15 18 (15.00%) HTML
15 18 (15.00%) SQL
15 18 (15.00%) Wireless
15 18 (15.00%) Software Engineering
16 17 (14.17%) VPN
16 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2007
16 17 (14.17%) XenDesktop
17 16 (13.33%) Veeam
17 16 (13.33%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 36 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (15.83%) IIS
4 17 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (13.33%) Apache
6 10 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 9 (7.50%) Tomcat
8 8 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (4.17%) Lync
10 5 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (4.17%) WebSphere
11 4 (3.33%) SAS
11 4 (3.33%) eRoom
12 3 (2.50%) ArcGIS
13 2 (1.67%) CMS
13 2 (1.67%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.83%) Site Server
14 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.83%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.83%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.50%) VLAN
2 25 (20.83%) Firewall
3 22 (18.33%) DNS
4 21 (17.50%) DHCP
5 18 (15.00%) Wireless
6 17 (14.17%) VPN
7 16 (13.33%) WAN
8 14 (11.67%) SAN
9 11 (9.17%) LAN
10 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
11 7 (5.83%) HTTP
12 4 (3.33%) MPLS
13 3 (2.50%) OSPF
13 3 (2.50%) EIGRP
13 3 (2.50%) Frame Relay
13 3 (2.50%) BIG-IP
14 2 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.67%) Network Security
14 2 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) MySQL
3 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.67%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.67%) Xcode
4 2 (1.67%) Subversion
5 1 (0.83%) MSI
5 1 (0.83%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 11 (9.17%) Electronics
2 7 (5.83%) Aerospace
3 5 (4.17%) Games
4 4 (3.33%) Military
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.50%) Finance
6 2 (1.67%) French Language
6 2 (1.67%) German Language
6 2 (1.67%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.67%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (14.17%) Software Engineer
2 14 (11.67%) Developer
3 12 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 9 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Analyst
6 7 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (5.83%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Principal Software Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) DBA
8 5 (4.17%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) SQL DBA
8 5 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.17%) .NET
2 18 (15.00%) HTML
3 10 (8.33%) Web Services
3 10 (8.33%) WCF
3 10 (8.33%) HTML5
4 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.67%) XML
6 7 (5.83%) J2EE
6 7 (5.83%) Ajax
6 7 (5.83%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (5.00%) Spring
7 6 (5.00%) CSS
8 5 (4.17%) JSP
8 5 (4.17%) J2SE
8 5 (4.17%) SonicMQ
8 5 (4.17%) XSLT
8 5 (4.17%) JSF
8 5 (4.17%) Struts
8 5 (4.17%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.00%) Clustering
4 5 (4.17%) W3C
5 4 (3.33%) Online Games
5 4 (3.33%) Replication
6 2 (1.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.67%) FMCG
6 2 (1.67%) iPhone
6 2 (1.67%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.67%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.83%) IPTV
7 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 32 (26.67%) Linux
3 16 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (8.33%) UNIX
5 10 (8.33%) Solaris
6 8 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.83%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.83%) Android
8 5 (4.17%) Windows CE
8 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.67%) AIX
10 2 (1.67%) HPUX
10 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.67%) OO
4 11 (9.17%) Unit Testing
5 9 (7.50%) ITIL
6 8 (6.67%) Scrum
7 7 (5.83%) MVC
7 7 (5.83%) UML
7 7 (5.83%) OOP
8 6 (5.00%) Web Development
9 5 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.17%) Logistics
9 5 (4.17%) Workflow
9 5 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.17%) Change Management
9 5 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.17%) System Testing
9 5 (4.17%) Analytics
10 4 (3.33%) Signal Processing
10 4 (3.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.00%) SQL
2 16 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.83%) C#
3 13 (10.83%) C++
4 12 (10.00%) C
5 11 (9.17%) PowerShell
6 9 (7.50%) Java
7 7 (5.83%) Embedded C
8 3 (2.50%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.67%) Ruby
9 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.67%) VC++
9 2 (1.67%) Perl
9 2 (1.67%) PHP
9 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.67%) C-shell
10 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.83%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 13 (10.83%) Degree
2 11 (9.17%) MCSE
2 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.17%) CCNP
4 5 (4.17%) CCNA
4 5 (4.17%) MCPD
5 4 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.50%) MCSA
6 3 (2.50%) CCIE
7 2 (1.67%) VCDX
7 2 (1.67%) NCDA
7 2 (1.67%) NCIE
7 2 (1.67%) VCAP
7 2 (1.67%) VTSP
8 1 (0.83%) MCITP
8 1 (0.83%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) SLA
1 4 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 40 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 40 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (15.83%) XenApp
3 17 (14.17%) XenDesktop
4 16 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (10.83%) vSphere
6 4 (3.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.67%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) WSUS
2 6 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (1.67%) Legato
3 2 (1.67%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (41.67%) VMware
3 26 (21.67%) Citrix
4 21 (17.50%) Cisco
5 20 (16.67%) JBoss
6 18 (15.00%) WatchGuard
7 16 (13.33%) Veeam
8 9 (7.50%) CheckPoint
9 8 (6.67%) Oracle
9 8 (6.67%) HP
9 8 (6.67%) Juniper
10 7 (5.83%) EMC
11 5 (4.17%) NetApp
11 5 (4.17%) F5
12 4 (3.33%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.33%) Symantec
12 4 (3.33%) Apple
13 3 (2.50%) Nokia
13 3 (2.50%) ESRI
13 3 (2.50%) ServiceNow