The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Plymouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 16 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Plymouth 13.45% 2.17% 15.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.89% 25.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 6
Average salary £21,000 £42,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.58% +15.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £14,500 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £42,500 £37,875
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
Windows
Devon

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

Operating Systems Category
Plymouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Plymouth 15.13% 8.70% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 9
Average salary £17,500 £22,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -38.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £14,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £39,000 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Plymouth

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Plymouth

Windows
Salary Trend in Plymouth

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

Windows Salary Trend in Plymouth

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Plymouth

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Plymouth 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 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
5 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Vista
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (38.10%) MCP
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (33.33%) Firewall
7 7 (33.33%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 8
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (23.81%) Time Management
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
9 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (23.81%) MCSA
9 5 (23.81%) MS Office
10 4 (19.05%) LAN
10 4 (19.05%) VoIP
10 4 (19.05%) WAN
10 4 (19.05%) DHCP
10 4 (19.05%) DNS
10 4 (19.05%) Internet
10 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (19.05%) Coaching
10 4 (19.05%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Plymouth by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Plymouth 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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (14.29%) IIS
5 2 (9.52%) Apache
5 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) LAN
3 4 (19.05%) VoIP
3 4 (19.05%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) Internet
4 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 1 (4.76%) MPLS
6 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.76%) ADSL
6 1 (4.76%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Ant
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
4 1 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Vista
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Android
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Time Management
2 4 (19.05%) Coaching
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
2 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
3 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) MCP
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) MCSA
3 3 (14.29%) MCDST
3 3 (14.29%) MCITP
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) MCTS
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix