The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 122 143 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 16.09% 14.43% 15.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.95% 52.77% 61.94%
Number of salaries quoted 113 132 163
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%
Windows
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
185 271 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 24.41% 27.35% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 158 232 264
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,116 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Salary Trend in Oxford

Windows
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 91 (42.92%) Active Directory
2 83 (39.15%) Microsoft
3 75 (35.38%) VMware
4 68 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (25.00%) Linux
6 52 (24.53%) Cisco
7 45 (21.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 39 (18.40%) MS Excel
9 38 (17.92%) SQL Server
10 37 (17.45%) Hyper-V
11 36 (16.98%) CCNA
11 36 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
12 35 (16.51%) DNS
12 35 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 34 (16.04%) SQL
13 34 (16.04%) MS Exchange
14 31 (14.62%) .NET
14 31 (14.62%) ITIL
15 28 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (11.79%) Citrix
17 24 (11.32%) MS Office
18 23 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
19 22 (10.38%) Windows 7
19 22 (10.38%) Java
20 20 (9.43%) TCP/IP
21 19 (8.96%) HTTP
21 19 (8.96%) ASP.NET
21 19 (8.96%) Software Engineering
22 18 (8.49%) JavaScript
22 18 (8.49%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 34 (16.04%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 15 (7.08%) Lync
5 14 (6.60%) IIS
6 10 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.77%) SharePoint
8 7 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.83%) Apache
10 5 (2.36%) Node.js
10 5 (2.36%) IBM Notes
10 5 (2.36%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (1.89%) CMS
11 4 (1.89%) Confluence
12 3 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.94%) JBoss
13 2 (0.94%) Moodle
14 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 39 (18.40%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.32%) MS Office
3 5 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (4.72%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.66%) Office 365
2 4 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.51%) DNS
2 20 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 19 (8.96%) HTTP
4 16 (7.55%) SSL
5 13 (6.13%) SMTP
6 12 (5.66%) Wireless
7 11 (5.19%) Firewall
8 10 (4.72%) SAN
9 8 (3.77%) DHCP
10 6 (2.83%) Internet
11 5 (2.36%) LAN
11 5 (2.36%) VLAN
12 4 (1.89%) LDAP
12 4 (1.89%) WAN
13 3 (1.42%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.42%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.42%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.42%) Structured Cabling
14 2 (0.94%) GPRS
14 2 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.42%) Big Data
6 2 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.94%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.94%) QlikView
6 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Subversion
1 4 (1.89%) JIRA
1 4 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (5.19%) Retail
2 5 (2.36%) Publishing
3 4 (1.89%) German Language
4 3 (1.42%) French Language
4 3 (1.42%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Finance
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (19.34%) Support Engineer
2 37 (17.45%) Analyst
3 36 (16.98%) Support Analyst
4 31 (14.62%) Developer
5 27 (12.74%) IT Support
6 25 (11.79%) Network Engineer
7 19 (8.96%) Administrator
8 17 (8.02%) Software Engineer
9 16 (7.55%) IT Support Analyst
10 15 (7.08%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (6.60%) Network Support Engineer
11 14 (6.60%) Network Support
12 12 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 12 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
12 12 (5.66%) Desktop Support
13 11 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (4.72%) .NET Developer
14 10 (4.72%) C# Developer
14 10 (4.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.62%) .NET
2 19 (8.96%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.19%) Web Services
4 10 (4.72%) HTML
5 9 (4.25%) WCF
5 9 (4.25%) WPF
5 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 8 (3.77%) CSS
6 8 (3.77%) LAMP
7 7 (3.30%) RESTful
7 7 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.36%) Middleware
9 4 (1.89%) jQuery
9 4 (1.89%) HTML5
9 4 (1.89%) XML
9 4 (1.89%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.42%) CSS3
10 3 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.42%) COM
10 3 (1.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.02%) Open Source
2 15 (7.08%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.25%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.83%) Physics
7 5 (2.36%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.36%) iPhone
7 5 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.89%) Wiki
9 3 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.42%) Web 2.0
9 3 (1.42%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.94%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.94%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.47%) Clustering
11 1 (0.47%) PMI
11 1 (0.47%) Biometrics
11 1 (0.47%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 68 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 53 (25.00%) Linux
3 35 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (10.38%) Windows 7
6 17 (8.02%) UNIX
7 15 (7.08%) Android
7 15 (7.08%) Windows 8
8 13 (6.13%) Debian
9 10 (4.72%) Ubuntu
9 10 (4.72%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.25%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.83%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.36%) Solaris
12 5 (2.36%) CentOS
12 5 (2.36%) Windows Phone
13 4 (1.89%) Fedora
14 2 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.62%) ITIL
2 19 (8.96%) Software Engineering
3 15 (7.08%) Service Delivery
4 11 (5.19%) Incident Management
4 11 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (4.72%) Problem Management
5 10 (4.72%) OO
5 10 (4.72%) E-Commerce
6 9 (4.25%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (4.25%) Web Application Development
7 8 (3.77%) Analytics
7 8 (3.77%) MVC
7 8 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (3.30%) Scrum
8 7 (3.30%) Project Management
9 6 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (2.83%) Change Management
9 6 (2.83%) ERP
9 6 (2.83%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.04%) SQL
2 22 (10.38%) Java
3 18 (8.49%) JavaScript
3 18 (8.49%) C#
4 15 (7.08%) Python
5 13 (6.13%) C++
6 10 (4.72%) Ruby
6 10 (4.72%) Perl
7 9 (4.25%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.83%) C
8 6 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.89%) PHP
9 4 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.94%) Scala
10 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.94%) Clojure
10 2 (0.94%) XQuery
11 1 (0.47%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (16.98%) CCNA
1 36 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (8.49%) Degree
3 15 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.19%) MCSE
5 9 (4.25%) CCNP
6 7 (3.30%) MCP
6 7 (3.30%) PhD
7 6 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.36%) MCTS
8 5 (2.36%) MCITP
8 5 (2.36%) MCT
8 5 (2.36%) NCDA
8 5 (2.36%) NCIE
8 5 (2.36%) VCAP
9 4 (1.89%) CCIE
10 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (42.92%) Active Directory
2 45 (21.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (17.45%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.83%) XenApp
6 6 (2.83%) vSphere
7 5 (2.36%) XenServer
7 5 (2.36%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.36%) DFS Replication
7 5 (2.36%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.47%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.47%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.47%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 8 (3.77%) Backup Exec
1 8 (3.77%) SCCM
2 5 (2.36%) SCOM
2 5 (2.36%) NetBackup
2 5 (2.36%) Puppet
3 4 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.42%) SCDPM
4 3 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.42%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 75 (35.38%) VMware
3 52 (24.53%) Cisco
4 25 (11.79%) Citrix
5 17 (8.02%) Apple
5 17 (8.02%) Symantec
6 13 (6.13%) Fortinet
7 10 (4.72%) JDA
8 9 (4.25%) NetApp
8 9 (4.25%) HP
9 8 (3.77%) IBM
10 6 (2.83%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.83%) Dell
11 5 (2.36%) EMC
11 5 (2.36%) Juniper
11 5 (2.36%) Lotus
11 5 (2.36%) PlateSpin
11 5 (2.36%) Veeam
12 4 (1.89%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.89%) CheckPoint
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