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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 372 463 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 16.79% 19.51% 21.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.59% 64.39% 71.41%
Number of salaries quoted 303 341 430
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
614 719 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.71% 30.30% 30.18%
Number of salaries quoted 469 511 583
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 31 July 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 354 (44.81%) Microsoft
2 322 (40.76%) Linux
3 287 (36.33%) Active Directory
4 249 (31.52%) VMware
5 225 (28.48%) TCP/IP
6 196 (24.81%) MS Excel
6 196 (24.81%) SQL
7 194 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 189 (23.92%) SQL Server
9 167 (21.14%) Firewall
10 166 (21.01%) VMware Infrastructure
11 142 (17.97%) Windows 7
12 140 (17.72%) Cisco
13 133 (16.84%) Hyper-V
14 129 (16.33%) ITIL
15 125 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 121 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
17 117 (14.81%) HP
18 116 (14.68%) .NET
19 115 (14.56%) MS Exchange
19 115 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
20 114 (14.43%) Security Cleared
21 113 (14.30%) Degree
22 112 (14.18%) C#
23 109 (13.80%) Oracle
24 99 (12.53%) DNS
25 98 (12.41%) Red Hat
26 97 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
26 97 (12.28%) UNIX
27 94 (11.90%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 115 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 86 (10.89%) IIS
3 62 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (7.47%) SharePoint
5 53 (6.71%) Apache
6 48 (6.08%) Lync
7 23 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (2.53%) Lotus Domino
9 19 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (1.90%) OpenStack
11 14 (1.77%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.77%) Tomcat
12 13 (1.65%) JBoss
13 12 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (1.39%) IBM Notes
15 10 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2000
16 8 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 196 (24.81%) MS Excel
2 88 (11.14%) MS Office
3 24 (3.04%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.25%) XMetaL
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.13%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.58%) SaaS
2 37 (4.68%) Office 365
3 24 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.90%) Taleo
6 12 (1.52%) Responsys
7 7 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.25%) PaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Yammer
8 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) Nimbula
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 225 (28.48%) TCP/IP
2 167 (21.14%) Firewall
3 99 (12.53%) DNS
4 94 (11.90%) LAN
5 91 (11.52%) SAN
6 84 (10.63%) WAN
7 69 (8.73%) DHCP
8 39 (4.94%) Internet
9 36 (4.56%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (4.43%) VPN
11 23 (2.91%) NAS
12 21 (2.66%) iSCSI
13 19 (2.41%) VoIP
14 17 (2.15%) Network Security
15 15 (1.90%) SMTP
16 14 (1.77%) NetScreen
17 12 (1.52%) MPLS
17 12 (1.52%) SSL
18 11 (1.39%) LDAP
19 10 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (23.92%) SQL Server
2 88 (11.14%) MySQL
3 38 (4.81%) NoSQL
4 37 (4.68%) Oracle Database
5 25 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
8 19 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (2.15%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.03%) Couchbase
11 15 (1.90%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (1.65%) Relational Database
14 12 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (1.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.90%) NUnit
5 14 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
5 14 (1.77%) Moq
6 13 (1.65%) Maven
7 12 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.52%) Ant
8 10 (1.27%) MSTest
9 9 (1.14%) Subversion
10 7 (0.89%) Selenium
10 7 (0.89%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.76%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.63%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.63%) TestDirector
12 5 (0.63%) JIRA
13 4 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 53 (6.71%) Finance
2 36 (4.56%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.54%) Retail
4 21 (2.66%) Legal
4 21 (2.66%) German Language
5 16 (2.03%) French Language
6 15 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.27%) Billing
8 8 (1.01%) Advertising
9 7 (0.89%) Banking
9 7 (0.89%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.51%) Marketing
12 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.38%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.25%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Avionics
14 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 193 (24.43%) Support Engineer
2 105 (13.29%) Developer
3 92 (11.65%) Analyst
4 70 (8.86%) IT Support
5 58 (7.34%) Technical Engineer
6 56 (7.09%) Administrator
7 53 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 50 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
9 49 (6.20%) IT Support Engineer
10 48 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
11 46 (5.82%) Technical Support
11 46 (5.82%) Senior Developer
11 46 (5.82%) .NET Developer
12 44 (5.57%) Support Analyst
13 40 (5.06%) Consultant
14 36 (4.56%) Technical Support Engineer
15 32 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 31 (3.92%) Software Developer
16 31 (3.92%) Architect
17 30 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (14.68%) .NET
2 70 (8.86%) ASP.NET
3 63 (7.97%) Web Services
4 55 (6.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (4.94%) jQuery
6 38 (4.81%) HTML
7 35 (4.43%) WCF
8 29 (3.67%) CSS
9 27 (3.42%) XML
9 27 (3.42%) AngularJS
10 25 (3.16%) LAMP
11 24 (3.04%) Ajax
11 24 (3.04%) .NET Framework
11 24 (3.04%) REST
12 23 (2.91%) WPF
13 20 (2.53%) HTML5
13 20 (2.53%) WinForms
14 16 (2.03%) JSON
14 16 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 15 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (8.35%) Computer Science
3 48 (6.08%) Data Centre
4 28 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 22 (2.78%) Clustering
6 20 (2.53%) Statistics
6 20 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.90%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.65%) Replication
9 11 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
9 11 (1.39%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.27%) User Experience
11 9 (1.14%) EqualLogic
11 9 (1.14%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.14%) Social Network
12 7 (0.89%) PKI
12 7 (0.89%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.76%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 322 (40.76%) Linux
2 194 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 142 (17.97%) Windows 7
4 125 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 121 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (12.28%) UNIX
7 88 (11.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 78 (9.87%) Windows XP
9 70 (8.86%) CentOS
10 55 (6.96%) Windows 8
11 46 (5.82%) Solaris
12 35 (4.43%) Windows 2000
13 25 (3.16%) Mac OS X
14 22 (2.78%) Debian
15 21 (2.66%) Ubuntu
16 17 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
17 12 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (1.39%) Apple iOS
18 11 (1.39%) Android
19 8 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (16.33%) ITIL
2 115 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (6.46%) Project Management
4 48 (6.08%) MVC
4 48 (6.08%) Scrum
4 48 (6.08%) TDD
5 32 (4.05%) Migration
5 32 (4.05%) Configuration Management
5 32 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (3.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 27 (3.42%) Load Balancing
8 27 (3.42%) SDLC
9 25 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (2.91%) OO
10 23 (2.91%) Software Engineering
11 22 (2.78%) SOA
11 22 (2.78%) DevOps
12 21 (2.66%) Incident Management
12 21 (2.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 196 (24.81%) SQL
2 112 (14.18%) C#
3 67 (8.48%) Java
4 58 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 55 (6.96%) Python
6 41 (5.19%) PowerShell
7 40 (5.06%) C++
8 31 (3.92%) Perl
8 31 (3.92%) PHP
9 25 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 24 (3.04%) C
11 21 (2.66%) Shell Script
11 21 (2.66%) Ruby
12 20 (2.53%) VB.NET
13 19 (2.41%) VBScript
14 17 (2.15%) VB
15 11 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.39%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.51%) XQuery
16 4 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 114 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 113 (14.30%) Degree
3 97 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (8.35%) MCSE
5 64 (8.10%) DV Cleared
6 63 (7.97%) SC Cleared
7 39 (4.94%) MCP
7 39 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (4.43%) CCNA
9 32 (4.05%) MCITP
10 30 (3.80%) A+ Certification
11 26 (3.29%) MCSA
12 25 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
15 13 (1.65%) CISSP
16 12 (1.52%) CEH
17 10 (1.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
18 9 (1.14%) ISEB
19 7 (0.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (9.24%) SLA
2 31 (3.92%) QA
3 12 (1.52%) COBIT
4 8 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.76%) GCP
6 5 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 287 (36.33%) Active Directory
2 166 (21.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (16.84%) Hyper-V
4 51 (6.46%) VMware ESX
5 45 (5.70%) vSphere
6 32 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (3.67%) Terminal Services
8 22 (2.78%) XenApp
9 16 (2.03%) vCloud
10 11 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (1.27%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.89%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.89%) KVM
12 7 (0.89%) Xen
12 7 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.63%) Firmware
14 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.51%) XenServer
15 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 86 (10.89%) SCCM
2 35 (4.43%) Puppet
3 34 (4.30%) SCOM
4 32 (4.05%) WSUS
5 22 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
6 19 (2.41%) HP SIM
7 17 (2.15%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.90%) ZABBIX
9 12 (1.52%) Graphite
10 10 (1.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 10 (1.27%) NetBackup
10 10 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (1.27%) ARCserve
11 9 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 9 (1.14%) Nmap
12 8 (1.01%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.89%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.76%) Legato
Vendors
1 354 (44.81%) Microsoft
2 249 (31.52%) VMware
3 140 (17.72%) Cisco
4 117 (14.81%) HP
5 109 (13.80%) Oracle
6 98 (12.41%) Red Hat
7 73 (9.24%) Citrix
8 56 (7.09%) Juniper
9 42 (5.32%) Symantec
10 37 (4.68%) F5
11 34 (4.30%) CheckPoint
12 30 (3.80%) EMC
13 28 (3.54%) Dell
14 23 (2.91%) Blue Coat
14 23 (2.91%) Sourcefire
15 22 (2.78%) ArcSight
15 22 (2.78%) Lumension
15 22 (2.78%) Sun
16 21 (2.66%) Veritas
16 21 (2.66%) SolarWinds
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