The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 419 403 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 16.77% 16.21% 22.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.66% 57.24% 66.44%
Number of salaries quoted 332 309 383
Average salary £39,250 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +4.28%
Windows
Berkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
648 704 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 25.93% 28.32% 33.90%
Number of salaries quoted 493 538 580
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £24,000
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 Reading

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Windows Salary Trend in Reading

Windows
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

1 401 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 323 (38.22%) Active Directory
3 258 (30.53%) VMware
4 241 (28.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 236 (27.93%) Linux
6 225 (26.63%) SQL
7 211 (24.97%) TCP/IP
8 188 (22.25%) Security Cleared
9 185 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 184 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 180 (21.30%) MS Excel
12 178 (21.07%) SQL Server
13 176 (20.83%) Windows 7
14 164 (19.41%) Firewall
15 151 (17.87%) HP
16 133 (15.74%) Cisco
17 127 (15.03%) SC Cleared
18 119 (14.08%) Oracle
18 119 (14.08%) UNIX
18 119 (14.08%) SAN
19 117 (13.85%) ITIL
19 117 (13.85%) DNS
19 117 (13.85%) Hyper-V
20 112 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
21 111 (13.14%) Citrix
22 108 (12.78%) MS Exchange
23 105 (12.43%) SCCM
24 102 (12.07%) .NET
25 101 (11.95%) SharePoint
26 100 (11.83%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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
1 108 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 101 (11.95%) SharePoint
3 98 (11.60%) IIS
4 53 (6.27%) Apache
5 44 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (4.14%) Lync
7 31 (3.67%) Lotus Domino
8 26 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (2.84%) Tomcat
10 20 (2.37%) JBoss
10 20 (2.37%) WebSphere
11 19 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
11 19 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (1.07%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 180 (21.30%) MS Excel
2 94 (11.12%) MS Office
3 22 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.59%) MS Project
5 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (1.07%) Oracle BRM
2 5 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.24%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.39%) SaaS
2 35 (4.14%) Office 365
3 13 (1.54%) PaaS
4 12 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 211 (24.97%) TCP/IP
2 164 (19.41%) Firewall
3 119 (14.08%) SAN
4 117 (13.85%) DNS
5 68 (8.05%) DHCP
6 63 (7.46%) WAN
7 62 (7.34%) LAN
8 38 (4.50%) VPN
9 34 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (4.02%) NAS
10 33 (3.91%) Internet
11 27 (3.20%) Wireless
12 25 (2.96%) MPLS
13 23 (2.72%) HTTP
14 21 (2.49%) iSCSI
15 19 (2.25%) IPsec
15 19 (2.25%) WCDMA
15 19 (2.25%) 3GPP
15 19 (2.25%) GPRS
16 18 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.15%) MySQL
3 23 (2.72%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.66%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (1.30%) EDRMS
11 11 (1.30%) IDOL
12 10 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.83%) DB2
14 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (0.71%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.59%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 23 (2.72%) TestDirector
2 21 (2.49%) NUnit
2 21 (2.49%) Rhino Mocks
2 21 (2.49%) Moq
3 18 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.01%) LoadRunner
5 15 (1.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (1.78%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.42%) Selenium
6 12 (1.42%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.30%) JIRA
7 11 (1.30%) Ant
7 11 (1.30%) MSI
8 10 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (1.18%) Git (software)
9 9 (1.07%) Maven
9 9 (1.07%) MSTest
10 8 (0.95%) WinRunner
11 6 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
General
1 85 (10.06%) Finance
2 52 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.91%) Retail
4 18 (2.13%) Spanish Language
5 17 (2.01%) Legal
6 13 (1.54%) Marketing
6 13 (1.54%) French Language
6 13 (1.54%) German Language
7 10 (1.18%) Banking
8 9 (1.07%) Billing
9 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.59%) Electronics
10 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
12 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.24%) Avionics
13 1 (0.12%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 224 (26.51%) Support Engineer
2 71 (8.40%) Technical Support
3 70 (8.28%) Developer
4 66 (7.81%) Analyst
5 63 (7.46%) Technical Engineer
6 53 (6.27%) Technical Support Engineer
7 49 (5.80%) IT Support
8 47 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 44 (5.21%) Architect
10 43 (5.09%) IT Support Engineer
11 36 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 36 (4.26%) Security Engineer
12 35 (4.14%) .NET Developer
13 34 (4.02%) Desktop Support
14 33 (3.91%) Senior Support Engineer
15 31 (3.67%) Support Analyst
16 30 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
17 28 (3.31%) Software Engineer
18 27 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
18 27 (3.20%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (12.07%) .NET
2 60 (7.10%) ASP.NET
3 43 (5.09%) Web Services
4 42 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 37 (4.38%) WCF
6 29 (3.43%) WPF
7 26 (3.08%) WinForms
8 24 (2.84%) jQuery
9 23 (2.72%) HTML
10 21 (2.49%) Ajax
11 19 (2.25%) .NET Framework
12 16 (1.89%) NHibernate
12 16 (1.89%) LAMP
12 16 (1.89%) XML
12 16 (1.89%) Software Packaging
13 14 (1.66%) HTML5
13 14 (1.66%) CSS
14 13 (1.54%) AngularJS
15 12 (1.42%) Application Packaging
16 9 (1.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.21%) Clustering
3 41 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 33 (3.91%) Blackberry
5 30 (3.55%) Open Source
6 22 (2.60%) Replication
7 20 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.37%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.89%) Streaming Music
9 14 (1.66%) Celerra
10 12 (1.42%) PKI
10 12 (1.42%) User Experience
11 11 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.30%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.30%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.07%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.95%) BYOD
14 7 (0.83%) EPoS
15 6 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
15 6 (0.71%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 241 (28.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 236 (27.93%) Linux
3 185 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 176 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 119 (14.08%) UNIX
6 112 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 83 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (9.82%) Windows XP
8 52 (6.15%) Windows 8
9 36 (4.26%) Windows 2000
10 35 (4.14%) Solaris
11 34 (4.02%) CentOS
12 22 (2.60%) Debian
12 22 (2.60%) Ubuntu
12 22 (2.60%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.89%) Android
14 13 (1.54%) Apple iOS
15 12 (1.42%) SUSE
16 9 (1.07%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (13.85%) ITIL
2 90 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (7.46%) Project Management
4 49 (5.80%) Scrum
5 44 (5.21%) Migration
6 41 (4.85%) MVC
7 34 (4.02%) Configuration Management
8 33 (3.91%) Change Management
9 32 (3.79%) Test Scripting
10 31 (3.67%) Software Engineering
11 30 (3.55%) Performance Monitoring
12 28 (3.31%) Service Delivery
13 27 (3.20%) Load Balancing
14 26 (3.08%) Data Management
14 26 (3.08%) MVVM
15 24 (2.84%) Project Planning
16 23 (2.72%) Web Application Development
17 22 (2.60%) Release Management
17 22 (2.60%) TDD
18 21 (2.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 225 (26.63%) SQL
2 100 (11.83%) C#
3 96 (11.36%) PowerShell
4 44 (5.21%) C
5 43 (5.09%) C++
5 43 (5.09%) Java
6 39 (4.62%) Python
7 38 (4.50%) Perl
8 32 (3.79%) VBScript
9 31 (3.67%) JavaScript
10 28 (3.31%) Ruby
11 23 (2.72%) VB
12 20 (2.37%) PHP
13 12 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.59%) XPath
18 4 (0.47%) XQuery
18 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 188 (22.25%) Security Cleared
2 127 (15.03%) SC Cleared
3 98 (11.60%) DV Cleared
4 87 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 69 (8.17%) MCSE
5 69 (8.17%) Degree
6 51 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (5.56%) CCNA
8 34 (4.02%) MCP
9 29 (3.43%) MCITP
10 24 (2.84%) ISEB
11 21 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (2.25%) A+ Certification
12 19 (2.25%) MCSA
13 15 (1.78%) ISTQB
14 13 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.18%) CISSP
16 9 (1.07%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (9.23%) SLA
2 18 (2.13%) QA
3 12 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.07%) COBIT
5 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 323 (38.22%) Active Directory
2 184 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (13.85%) Hyper-V
4 51 (6.04%) vSphere
5 26 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (2.96%) ISA Server
7 24 (2.84%) VMware ESX
8 23 (2.72%) XenApp
9 14 (1.66%) Terminal Services
10 12 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (1.30%) vCloud
12 9 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.71%) Firmware
13 6 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.59%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.47%) KVM
16 2 (0.24%) Snort
17 1 (0.12%) Xen
17 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 105 (12.43%) SCCM
2 36 (4.26%) WSUS
3 32 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (3.20%) NetBackup
5 26 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 24 (2.84%) SCOM
7 23 (2.72%) EMC NetWorker
8 19 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 17 (2.01%) ARCserve
9 17 (2.01%) Puppet
10 16 (1.89%) Legato
10 16 (1.89%) Backup Exec
11 13 (1.54%) OpenAM
12 11 (1.30%) HP SIM
13 10 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (1.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 7 (0.83%) Nagios
15 7 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (0.71%) Netcool
16 6 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 401 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 258 (30.53%) VMware
3 151 (17.87%) HP
4 133 (15.74%) Cisco
5 119 (14.08%) Oracle
6 111 (13.14%) Citrix
7 85 (10.06%) Red Hat
8 54 (6.39%) Juniper
9 49 (5.80%) Symantec
10 45 (5.33%) EMC
11 41 (4.85%) Veritas
12 35 (4.14%) IBM
13 30 (3.55%) CheckPoint
13 30 (3.55%) F5
14 26 (3.08%) Avaya
15 24 (2.84%) Sybase
16 22 (2.60%) McAfee
17 21 (2.49%) NetApp
18 19 (2.25%) Dell
19 17 (2.01%) Blue Coat
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Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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