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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 38 48 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.70% 14.08% 19.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.09% 54.55% 59.09%
Number of salaries quoted 36 43 54
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,500 £77,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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
55 88 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.49% 25.81% 32.64%
Number of salaries quoted 47 70 74
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £80,000 £59,000
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 28 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 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 36 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (36.84%) MS Excel
5 18 (31.58%) VMware
6 17 (29.82%) Linux
7 16 (28.07%) ITIL
8 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
10 13 (22.81%) DNS
10 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
11 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (21.05%) CCNA
11 12 (21.05%) VPN
11 12 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
13 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
14 9 (15.79%) MS Office
14 9 (15.79%) MCSE
14 9 (15.79%) SAN
14 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
14 9 (15.79%) Firewall
15 8 (14.04%) Citrix
15 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
15 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
15 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (12.28%) HSRP
16 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.53%) IIS
3 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.77%) Apache
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.75%) nginx
6 1 (1.75%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.79%) MS Office
3 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) DNS
2 12 (21.05%) VPN
3 9 (15.79%) SAN
3 9 (15.79%) Firewall
4 7 (12.28%) IPsec
4 7 (12.28%) VLAN
4 7 (12.28%) HSRP
4 7 (12.28%) IPv4
4 7 (12.28%) IPv6
4 7 (12.28%) MPLS
4 7 (12.28%) OSPF
4 7 (12.28%) BGP
4 7 (12.28%) SMTP
4 7 (12.28%) SNMP
5 6 (10.53%) DHCP
5 6 (10.53%) VoIP
5 6 (10.53%) Network Security
5 6 (10.53%) NAS
6 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.02%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (12.28%) Games
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Back Office
3 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Project Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Systems Support
4 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) IT Support
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Support Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) ODBC
2 4 (7.02%) SOAP
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
3 1 (1.75%) YAML
3 1 (1.75%) RESTful
3 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.75%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) Online Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (3.51%) AS400
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) GIS
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (29.82%) Linux
3 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.02%) UNIX
7 2 (3.51%) AIX
7 2 (3.51%) OS/400
7 2 (3.51%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
3 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.02%) Garbage Collection
6 4 (7.02%) SDLC
6 4 (7.02%) Information Security
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Line Management
8 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) Migration
8 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.75%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.75%) Signal Processing
9 1 (1.75%) Operations Management
9 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) Java
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) VB
3 4 (7.02%) Perl
3 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.75%) C++
4 1 (1.75%) PHP
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) Python
4 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.05%) CCNA
2 12 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (15.79%) MCSE
4 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.28%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (12.28%) CCNP
6 6 (10.53%) MCP
7 4 (7.02%) CISSP
7 4 (7.02%) MCITP
8 3 (5.26%) Degree
9 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.51%) HND
10 1 (1.75%) MCSA
10 1 (1.75%) ACMT
10 1 (1.75%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.02%) XenApp
4 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.51%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (3.51%) UAG
6 1 (1.75%) Varnish
6 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.75%) Xen
6 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCOM
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
3 2 (3.51%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.75%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.58%) VMware
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco
4 3 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) NetScout
5 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.51%) EMC
5 2 (3.51%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) Apple
6 1 (1.75%) ESRI
6 1 (1.75%) Wyse
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe
6 1 (1.75%) Kerio
6 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.75%) WatchGuard
6 1 (1.75%) Dell