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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 149 108 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 20.44% 13.99% 20.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.52% 51.18% 59.76%
Number of salaries quoted 143 90 187
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,975 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +2.81%
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
224 211 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 30.73% 27.33% 34.53%
Number of salaries quoted 194 159 302
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 2 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Oxford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 94 (34.94%) VMware
2 86 (31.97%) Linux
3 80 (29.74%) Microsoft
4 74 (27.51%) Active Directory
5 69 (25.65%) Cisco
6 62 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (20.82%) .NET
8 54 (20.07%) Java
9 50 (18.59%) SQL
9 50 (18.59%) MS Excel
10 44 (16.36%) Python
10 44 (16.36%) JavaScript
11 43 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (15.61%) Open Source
13 37 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
14 36 (13.38%) CCNA
14 36 (13.38%) SQL Server
15 35 (13.01%) MS Exchange
16 33 (12.27%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (11.52%) C#
18 30 (11.15%) ASP.NET
19 28 (10.41%) Software Engineering
20 27 (10.04%) ITIL
20 27 (10.04%) OO
21 26 (9.67%) Node.js
22 25 (9.29%) DNS
23 24 (8.92%) LAMP
24 23 (8.55%) UNIX
24 23 (8.55%) Perl
24 23 (8.55%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 35 (13.01%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.67%) Node.js
3 18 (6.69%) Apache
4 15 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.20%) Lync
6 11 (4.09%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.35%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.35%) IIS
8 8 (2.97%) JBoss
9 7 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.37%) WordPress
12 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 50 (18.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.12%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Office 365
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.29%) DNS
2 23 (8.55%) SAN
3 15 (5.58%) Firewall
4 13 (4.83%) Wireless
4 13 (4.83%) WAN
5 12 (4.46%) SMTP
5 12 (4.46%) SSL
5 12 (4.46%) HTTP
6 11 (4.09%) VLAN
7 10 (3.72%) Internet
8 8 (2.97%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.60%) MPLS
10 6 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (2.23%) LAN
11 4 (1.49%) Intranet
11 4 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (1.49%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.06%) Relational Database
3 16 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.74%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.74%) QlikView
6 2 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Eclipse
1 8 (2.97%) Maven
2 7 (2.60%) Subversion
2 7 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.12%) MSTest
3 3 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (1.12%) Moq
3 3 (1.12%) NUnit
4 2 (0.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.37%) MSI
5 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (2.23%) Retail
2 5 (1.86%) Advertising
2 5 (1.86%) German Language
3 4 (1.49%) French Language
3 4 (1.49%) Games
4 3 (1.12%) Finance
4 3 (1.12%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.37%) Avionics
5 1 (0.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.37%) Publishing
5 1 (0.37%) Military
5 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (23.05%) Developer
2 48 (17.84%) Support Engineer
3 28 (10.41%) Architect
4 26 (9.67%) IT Support
5 25 (9.29%) Software Engineer
5 25 (9.29%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (8.55%) Administrator
7 22 (8.18%) Analyst
7 22 (8.18%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (7.43%) Support Analyst
9 19 (7.06%) .NET Developer
10 17 (6.32%) Network Engineer
11 16 (5.95%) ASP.NET Developer
11 16 (5.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 16 (5.95%) Linux Administrator
12 13 (4.83%) Network Support
12 13 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
12 13 (4.83%) Network Support Engineer
13 11 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.72%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.82%) .NET
2 30 (11.15%) ASP.NET
3 24 (8.92%) LAMP
4 22 (8.18%) HTML
5 21 (7.81%) CSS
6 17 (6.32%) Spring
7 16 (5.95%) Middleware
8 15 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (4.46%) jQuery
9 12 (4.46%) Ajax
10 10 (3.72%) Hibernate
11 9 (3.35%) XML
11 9 (3.35%) WCF
11 9 (3.35%) WPF
12 8 (2.97%) Grails
12 8 (2.97%) GWT
12 8 (2.97%) EJB
12 8 (2.97%) J2ME
12 8 (2.97%) J2SE
12 8 (2.97%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.61%) Open Source
2 33 (12.27%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (7.81%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.95%) Blackberry
5 13 (4.83%) iPhone
6 12 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.46%) Web 2.0
7 8 (2.97%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.60%) Physics
9 5 (1.86%) PMI
9 5 (1.86%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.12%) Mobile Games
11 3 (1.12%) GIS
11 3 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.12%) User Experience
12 2 (0.74%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.74%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 86 (31.97%) Linux
2 62 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (8.55%) Windows 7
3 23 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (8.55%) UNIX
4 21 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (7.81%) Android
5 19 (7.06%) CentOS
6 16 (5.95%) Apple iOS
7 13 (4.83%) Windows Phone
7 13 (4.83%) Debian
8 12 (4.46%) Solaris
9 10 (3.72%) Ubuntu
9 10 (3.72%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.35%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.12%) Fedora
14 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.41%) Software Engineering
2 27 (10.04%) ITIL
2 27 (10.04%) OO
3 18 (6.69%) MVC
3 18 (6.69%) Technical Architecture
3 18 (6.69%) Web Application Development
4 17 (6.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (5.58%) CRM
6 15 (5.58%) E-Commerce
6 15 (5.58%) ERP
6 15 (5.58%) Customer Engagement
7 14 (5.20%) Portfolio Management
7 14 (5.20%) SOA
8 13 (4.83%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.46%) Scrum
9 12 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.09%) Project Management
11 10 (3.72%) OOP
12 9 (3.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.07%) Java
2 50 (18.59%) SQL
3 44 (16.36%) JavaScript
3 44 (16.36%) Python
4 31 (11.52%) C#
5 23 (8.55%) Perl
6 17 (6.32%) PHP
6 17 (6.32%) Ruby
7 15 (5.58%) C++
7 15 (5.58%) Scala
8 13 (4.83%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.46%) Objective-C
10 7 (2.60%) XQuery
10 7 (2.60%) Clojure
11 5 (1.86%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.49%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.49%) C
13 2 (0.74%) Groovy
13 2 (0.74%) VBScript
13 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (13.38%) CCNA
3 13 (4.83%) CCNP
4 12 (4.46%) MCP
5 11 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.09%) Degree
6 9 (3.35%) CCIE
7 8 (2.97%) PhD
8 5 (1.86%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.49%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.12%) MCSE
10 3 (1.12%) VCP4
11 2 (0.74%) MCT
12 1 (0.37%) CCDP
12 1 (0.37%) CCA
12 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.37%) CCEA
12 1 (0.37%) MCITP
12 1 (0.37%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.09%) SLA
2 4 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 74 (27.51%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.72%) vSphere
5 7 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (2.23%) Firmware
7 3 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.74%) KVM
9 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.37%) XenApp
9 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.83%) Puppet
2 10 (3.72%) SCCM
3 9 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (1.86%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.74%) Zenoss
5 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (34.94%) VMware
2 80 (29.74%) Microsoft
3 69 (25.65%) Cisco
4 22 (8.18%) IBM
5 19 (7.06%) HP
6 16 (5.95%) Citrix
6 16 (5.95%) Red Hat
7 14 (5.20%) Juniper
8 12 (4.46%) Fortinet
9 10 (3.72%) Apple
10 9 (3.35%) NetApp
10 9 (3.35%) Google
11 8 (2.97%) Symantec
12 6 (2.23%) JDA
12 6 (2.23%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.86%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.49%) Sophos
14 4 (1.49%) Oracle
14 4 (1.49%) Veeam
14 4 (1.49%) Xamarin
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