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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 384 385 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 17.00% 17.68% 22.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.44% 60.16% 72.89%
Number of salaries quoted 296 308 361
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
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
615 640 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.22% 29.38% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 446 497 498
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 6 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 409 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 318 (35.53%) Active Directory
3 268 (29.94%) VMware
4 244 (27.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 216 (24.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 216 (24.13%) SQL
6 212 (23.69%) Linux
7 203 (22.68%) Security Cleared
8 194 (21.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 190 (21.23%) TCP/IP
10 182 (20.34%) Windows 7
11 178 (19.89%) MS Excel
12 166 (18.55%) Citrix
13 162 (18.10%) SQL Server
14 149 (16.65%) SC Cleared
15 144 (16.09%) Firewall
16 138 (15.42%) HP
17 134 (14.97%) Cisco
18 121 (13.52%) UNIX
19 119 (13.30%) MS Exchange
20 107 (11.96%) ITIL
21 105 (11.73%) IIS
22 103 (11.51%) DNS
22 103 (11.51%) SAN
23 102 (11.40%) MS Office
24 100 (11.17%) Oracle
24 100 (11.17%) PowerShell
25 99 (11.06%) Hyper-V
26 98 (10.95%) .NET
27 97 (10.84%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 119 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 105 (11.73%) IIS
3 96 (10.73%) SharePoint
4 54 (6.03%) Apache
5 53 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (3.24%) SharePoint Server
9 27 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 26 (2.91%) Lotus Domino
11 24 (2.68%) Lync
12 22 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (2.23%) WebSphere
13 20 (2.23%) Tomcat
14 19 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (1.79%) JBoss
16 15 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2000
17 12 (1.34%) MS Project Server
17 12 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 178 (19.89%) MS Excel
2 102 (11.40%) MS Office
3 14 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.34%) MS Project
5 3 (0.34%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) Oracle BRM
2 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.22%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.47%) SaaS
2 33 (3.69%) Office 365
3 13 (1.45%) PaaS
4 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.34%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 190 (21.23%) TCP/IP
2 144 (16.09%) Firewall
3 103 (11.51%) DNS
3 103 (11.51%) SAN
4 68 (7.60%) WAN
5 60 (6.70%) LAN
6 51 (5.70%) DHCP
7 40 (4.47%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (3.58%) Internet
9 29 (3.24%) VPN
9 29 (3.24%) NAS
10 27 (3.02%) Wireless
11 24 (2.68%) Network Security
12 23 (2.57%) HTTP
12 23 (2.57%) WCDMA
12 23 (2.57%) 3GPP
12 23 (2.57%) GPRS
13 19 (2.12%) MPLS
14 18 (2.01%) iSCSI
15 16 (1.79%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.92%) MySQL
3 27 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.01%) IDOL
6 17 (1.90%) EDRMS
7 15 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
9 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.34%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.01%) Big Data
12 7 (0.78%) Adabas
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.56%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 42 (4.69%) TestDirector
2 23 (2.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (2.23%) LoadRunner
3 20 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (2.01%) WinRunner
5 16 (1.79%) NUnit
5 16 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 16 (1.79%) Moq
6 13 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (1.34%) Ant
8 11 (1.23%) MSI
9 10 (1.12%) Maven
10 8 (0.89%) Selenium
10 8 (0.89%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.89%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.89%) Subversion
11 7 (0.78%) JIRA
12 6 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 91 (10.17%) Finance
2 46 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.79%) Retail
4 16 (1.79%) Spanish Language
5 15 (1.68%) Marketing
6 12 (1.34%) Legal
7 11 (1.23%) French Language
7 11 (1.23%) Banking
8 8 (0.89%) German Language
9 6 (0.67%) Electronics
10 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.45%) Billing
12 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Publishing
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 230 (25.70%) Support Engineer
2 88 (9.83%) Analyst
3 86 (9.61%) Technical Support
4 68 (7.60%) Developer
5 63 (7.04%) Technical Engineer
6 61 (6.82%) Technical Support Engineer
7 54 (6.03%) Architect
8 46 (5.14%) Senior Support Engineer
8 46 (5.14%) IT Support
9 41 (4.58%) IT Support Engineer
9 41 (4.58%) Desktop Support
9 41 (4.58%) Consultant
10 39 (4.36%) Security Engineer
11 34 (3.80%) Support Analyst
11 34 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 33 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (3.35%) .NET Developer
14 28 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 28 (3.13%) Test Analyst
15 26 (2.91%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (10.95%) .NET
2 51 (5.70%) ASP.NET
3 39 (4.36%) Web Services
4 37 (4.13%) WCF
5 35 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (2.68%) WPF
7 22 (2.46%) jQuery
8 21 (2.35%) HTML
8 21 (2.35%) Ajax
9 20 (2.23%) WinForms
10 19 (2.12%) XML
11 18 (2.01%) .NET Framework
12 17 (1.90%) NHibernate
12 17 (1.90%) LAMP
13 13 (1.45%) CSS
14 11 (1.23%) Application Packaging
14 11 (1.23%) Software Packaging
15 10 (1.12%) HTML5
16 6 (0.67%) REST
16 6 (0.67%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.82%) Clustering
2 58 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.69%) Blackberry
4 39 (4.36%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.69%) Open Source
6 16 (1.79%) Streaming Music
6 16 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.56%) Thin Client
7 14 (1.56%) Replication
7 14 (1.56%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.34%) PKI
9 11 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.12%) Celerra
10 10 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.01%) iPhone
12 7 (0.78%) EPoS
12 7 (0.78%) User Experience
13 6 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.56%) EqualLogic
14 5 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 244 (27.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 216 (24.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 212 (23.69%) Linux
4 182 (20.34%) Windows 7
5 121 (13.52%) UNIX
6 97 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (10.61%) Windows XP
8 73 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (5.92%) Windows 8
10 36 (4.02%) Windows 2000
11 32 (3.58%) CentOS
12 29 (3.24%) Solaris
13 22 (2.46%) Debian
13 22 (2.46%) Ubuntu
14 20 (2.23%) Mac OS X
15 15 (1.68%) SUSE
16 14 (1.56%) Android
17 12 (1.34%) Windows Vista
18 9 (1.01%) Apple iOS
19 7 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (11.96%) ITIL
2 85 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (6.15%) Project Management
4 41 (4.58%) Change Management
4 41 (4.58%) Migration
4 41 (4.58%) Scrum
5 38 (4.25%) Test Scripting
6 34 (3.80%) MVC
6 34 (3.80%) Configuration Management
7 33 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (3.13%) Data Management
8 28 (3.13%) Mentoring
9 25 (2.79%) Performance Monitoring
9 25 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (2.68%) Software Engineering
11 23 (2.57%) Service Delivery
12 22 (2.46%) Performance Testing
13 21 (2.35%) Load Balancing
13 21 (2.35%) Project Planning
13 21 (2.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (24.13%) SQL
2 100 (11.17%) PowerShell
3 95 (10.61%) C#
4 50 (5.59%) C
5 47 (5.25%) C++
6 43 (4.80%) Java
7 42 (4.69%) Perl
8 40 (4.47%) Python
9 32 (3.58%) VBScript
10 29 (3.24%) Ruby
11 27 (3.02%) JavaScript
12 24 (2.68%) PHP
13 18 (2.01%) VB
14 12 (1.34%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.89%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.78%) NATURAL
18 6 (0.67%) Shell Script
19 3 (0.34%) XPath
19 3 (0.34%) JCL
Qualifications
1 203 (22.68%) Security Cleared
2 149 (16.65%) SC Cleared
3 92 (10.28%) DV Cleared
4 89 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (8.83%) MCSE
6 60 (6.70%) Degree
7 46 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (5.03%) CCNA
9 40 (4.47%) MCP
10 37 (4.13%) ISEB
11 32 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (3.35%) MCITP
13 27 (3.02%) VCP4
14 19 (2.12%) ISTQB
15 14 (1.56%) MCSA
16 13 (1.45%) A+ Certification
17 7 (0.78%) CISSP
17 7 (0.78%) CCA
17 7 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
17 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.49%) SLA
2 13 (1.45%) QA
3 11 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.45%) COBIT
5 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.34%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 318 (35.53%) Active Directory
2 194 (21.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (11.06%) Hyper-V
4 58 (6.48%) vSphere
5 48 (5.36%) XenApp
6 33 (3.69%) VMware ESX
7 32 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (3.46%) ISA Server
9 16 (1.79%) Terminal Services
10 11 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (1.12%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.56%) vCloud
14 4 (0.45%) KVM
14 4 (0.45%) Firmware
14 4 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.34%) XenServer
15 3 (0.34%) Xen
15 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (10.84%) SCCM
2 54 (6.03%) HP Quality Center
3 43 (4.80%) NetBackup
4 32 (3.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 26 (2.91%) WSUS
6 25 (2.79%) SCOM
7 24 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (1.90%) Netcool
8 17 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 16 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (1.79%) Puppet
10 15 (1.68%) ARCserve
11 12 (1.34%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.34%) Legato
11 12 (1.34%) OpenAM
12 7 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
13 6 (0.67%) Tivoli NetView
13 6 (0.67%) Unicenter
13 6 (0.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 409 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 268 (29.94%) VMware
3 166 (18.55%) Citrix
4 138 (15.42%) HP
5 134 (14.97%) Cisco
6 100 (11.17%) Oracle
7 74 (8.27%) Red Hat
8 43 (4.80%) Symantec
8 43 (4.80%) Veritas
9 42 (4.69%) EMC
10 41 (4.58%) Juniper
11 39 (4.36%) IBM
12 33 (3.69%) Avaya
13 28 (3.13%) McAfee
14 25 (2.79%) Sybase
15 24 (2.68%) F5
16 22 (2.46%) CheckPoint
17 20 (2.23%) Huawei
18 18 (2.01%) Meridio
18 18 (2.01%) NetApp
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