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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 33 65 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.43% 19.01% 15.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.46% 65.00% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 31 58 57
Average salary £40,000 £46,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.51% +11.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
52 100 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.86% 29.24% 32.13%
Number of salaries quoted 47 83 86
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 4 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 31 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 26 (48.15%) Active Directory
3 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (31.48%) MS Excel
4 17 (31.48%) VMware
5 15 (27.78%) Linux
6 14 (25.93%) DNS
7 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
7 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (24.07%) Data Centre
8 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (22.22%) CCNA
9 11 (20.37%) VPN
9 11 (20.37%) ITIL
9 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (18.52%) Firewall
11 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 9 (16.67%) Incident Management
11 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.67%) MS Office
12 8 (14.81%) Java
12 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
13 7 (12.96%) SAN
13 7 (12.96%) OSPF
13 7 (12.96%) SQL
13 7 (12.96%) MCSE
13 7 (12.96%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.26%) IIS
4 5 (9.26%) Apache
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.85%) nginx
6 1 (1.85%) Node.js
6 1 (1.85%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (31.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.67%) MS Office
3 6 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) DNS
2 11 (20.37%) VPN
3 10 (18.52%) Firewall
4 7 (12.96%) OSPF
4 7 (12.96%) SAN
4 7 (12.96%) VoIP
4 7 (12.96%) DHCP
5 6 (11.11%) SMTP
5 6 (11.11%) IPv4
5 6 (11.11%) IPv6
5 6 (11.11%) SNMP
5 6 (11.11%) BGP
5 6 (11.11%) MPLS
5 6 (11.11%) IPsec
5 6 (11.11%) VLAN
5 6 (11.11%) HSRP
6 5 (9.26%) Network Security
6 5 (9.26%) NAS
6 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Subversion
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
1 6 (11.11%) Games
2 4 (7.41%) Back Office
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Analyst
1 9 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 9 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Administrator
3 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Project Administrator
3 6 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 6 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Technical Support
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) XML
2 5 (9.26%) Web Services
3 4 (7.41%) SOAP
3 4 (7.41%) ODBC
4 2 (3.70%) .NET
5 1 (1.85%) MFC
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) DirectX
5 1 (1.85%) Middleware
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
5 1 (1.85%) WCF
5 1 (1.85%) WPF
5 1 (1.85%) YAML
5 1 (1.85%) RESTful
5 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.85%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) Online Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.70%) AS400
5 2 (3.70%) Clustering
6 1 (1.85%) Handset
6 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.85%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (27.78%) Linux
3 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.41%) UNIX
8 2 (3.70%) AIX
8 2 (3.70%) OS/400
8 2 (3.70%) Android
8 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 9 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.41%) Garbage Collection
4 4 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.56%) Information Security
5 3 (5.56%) SDLC
6 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.70%) Line Management
6 2 (3.70%) Change Management
6 2 (3.70%) Migration
6 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.85%) Signal Processing
7 1 (1.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) Java
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 5 (9.26%) VB
4 4 (7.41%) Perl
4 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (1.85%) C#
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (22.22%) CCNA
2 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.96%) MCSE
4 6 (11.11%) CCNP
4 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (9.26%) MCP
6 3 (5.56%) CISSP
6 3 (5.56%) MCITP
6 3 (5.56%) Degree
7 2 (3.70%) HND
8 1 (1.85%) MCSA
8 1 (1.85%) ACTC
8 1 (1.85%) ACMT
8 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.41%) XenApp
4 3 (5.56%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (3.70%) UAG
6 1 (1.85%) Varnish
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (3.70%) Nagios
2 2 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 17 (31.48%) VMware
3 7 (12.96%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) HP
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) NetScout
5 2 (3.70%) NetApp
5 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.85%) Kerio
6 1 (1.85%) Aruba
6 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.85%) ESRI
6 1 (1.85%) WatchGuard
6 1 (1.85%) Adobe
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper