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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 465 482 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 18.80% 20.75% 18.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.78% 70.47% 60.54%
Number of salaries quoted 339 379 317
Average salary £36,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.29% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
686 684 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.73% 29.44% 30.32%
Number of salaries quoted 498 538 492
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 1 October 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 487 (53.34%) Microsoft
2 281 (30.78%) Active Directory
3 275 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 266 (29.13%) VMware
5 227 (24.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 223 (24.42%) Security Cleared
7 217 (23.77%) SQL
8 212 (23.22%) Linux
9 201 (22.02%) SC Cleared
10 188 (20.59%) MS Excel
11 184 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 180 (19.72%) SQL Server
13 162 (17.74%) MS Exchange
14 139 (15.22%) Windows 7
15 137 (15.01%) TCP/IP
16 125 (13.69%) Citrix
17 120 (13.14%) HP
18 114 (12.49%) SharePoint
19 111 (12.16%) DV Cleared
20 106 (11.61%) UNIX
21 99 (10.84%) Hyper-V
22 97 (10.62%) ITIL
23 96 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
24 95 (10.41%) Oracle
25 94 (10.30%) IIS
26 93 (10.19%) SAN
26 93 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
27 90 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
28 89 (9.75%) DNS
29 86 (9.42%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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
1 162 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 114 (12.49%) SharePoint
3 94 (10.30%) IIS
4 82 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 57 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (4.38%) SharePoint Server
9 31 (3.40%) Lotus Domino
10 25 (2.74%) Lync
10 25 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2000
11 23 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (1.97%) WebSphere
13 17 (1.86%) Apache
14 15 (1.64%) MS Project Server
15 9 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.99%) Documentum
16 8 (0.88%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
18 6 (0.66%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 188 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 75 (8.21%) MS Office
3 16 (1.75%) MS Project
4 13 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.44%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.33%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 61 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (5.59%) Office 365
3 15 (1.64%) SaaS
4 5 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 137 (15.01%) TCP/IP
2 93 (10.19%) SAN
3 89 (9.75%) DNS
4 86 (9.42%) Firewall
5 55 (6.02%) WAN
6 49 (5.37%) LAN
7 45 (4.93%) DHCP
8 35 (3.83%) NAS
9 32 (3.50%) SMTP
10 31 (3.40%) Internet
11 27 (2.96%) Network Security
11 27 (2.96%) HTTP
12 24 (2.63%) VPN
13 23 (2.52%) VoIP
14 22 (2.41%) NetScaler
15 21 (2.30%) IMAP
16 18 (1.97%) Wireshark
17 15 (1.64%) Wireless
17 15 (1.64%) PBX
18 14 (1.53%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 24 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (2.30%) MySQL
5 19 (2.08%) Big Data
6 17 (1.86%) EDRMS
7 13 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.20%) SQLite
9 11 (1.20%) MS Access
10 8 (0.88%) Adabas
10 8 (0.88%) DB2
11 7 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.77%) IDOL
11 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 54 (5.91%) TestDirector
2 31 (3.40%) Subversion
3 29 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (2.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 19 (2.08%) WinRunner
6 17 (1.86%) WebLOAD
6 17 (1.86%) AQtime
6 17 (1.86%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.75%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.20%) Selenium
9 10 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (1.10%) LoadRunner
9 10 (1.10%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.88%) MSTest
10 8 (0.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (0.66%) PHPUnit
11 6 (0.66%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.66%) Hudson
12 5 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.55%) TestComplete
General
1 82 (8.98%) Finance
2 75 (8.21%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.94%) Retail
4 24 (2.63%) Spanish Language
5 21 (2.30%) French Language
6 19 (2.08%) German Language
7 17 (1.86%) Russian Language
8 15 (1.64%) Marketing
9 14 (1.53%) Back Office
10 11 (1.20%) Publishing
11 8 (0.88%) Legal
12 6 (0.66%) Automotive
13 5 (0.55%) Avionics
13 5 (0.55%) Games
14 4 (0.44%) Banking
14 4 (0.44%) Electronics
15 3 (0.33%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.33%) Law
15 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 227 (24.86%) Support Engineer
2 113 (12.38%) Analyst
3 91 (9.97%) Technical Support
4 76 (8.32%) Developer
5 75 (8.21%) Consultant
6 67 (7.34%) Technical Support Engineer
6 67 (7.34%) Technical Engineer
7 63 (6.90%) Architect
8 61 (6.68%) Administrator
9 54 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 38 (4.16%) Test Analyst
10 38 (4.16%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (4.16%) Security Engineer
11 37 (4.05%) Support Analyst
12 34 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
13 33 (3.61%) 1st Line Support
14 31 (3.40%) Server Engineer
15 30 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 27 (2.96%) Senior Support Engineer
17 26 (2.85%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.98%) .NET
2 41 (4.49%) Web Services
3 32 (3.50%) HTML
4 25 (2.74%) XML
5 20 (2.19%) ASP.NET
6 18 (1.97%) jQuery
7 17 (1.86%) MAPI
8 15 (1.64%) RESTful
8 15 (1.64%) .NET Framework
8 15 (1.64%) CSS
9 14 (1.53%) WCF
10 13 (1.42%) WPF
10 13 (1.42%) WinForms
11 11 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (1.20%) JSON
12 10 (1.10%) Ajax
12 10 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (0.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.54%) Clustering
2 75 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 46 (5.04%) Blackberry
5 24 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.97%) iPhone
8 17 (1.86%) User Experience
9 16 (1.75%) Replication
10 15 (1.64%) PKI
11 14 (1.53%) Taxonomies
11 14 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.31%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.31%) Derivative
13 10 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
14 9 (0.99%) Open Source
14 9 (0.99%) IPTV
15 8 (0.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 275 (30.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 227 (24.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 212 (23.22%) Linux
4 139 (15.22%) Windows 7
5 106 (11.61%) UNIX
6 90 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (7.12%) Windows XP
8 55 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (5.59%) Windows 8
10 39 (4.27%) Solaris
11 33 (3.61%) Android
12 29 (3.18%) Debian
13 26 (2.85%) Windows Phone
14 25 (2.74%) Apple iOS
15 24 (2.63%) Windows 2000
16 23 (2.52%) CentOS
17 22 (2.41%) SUSE
17 22 (2.41%) Ubuntu
18 20 (2.19%) AIX
19 19 (2.08%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (10.62%) ITIL
2 93 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (4.27%) Mentoring
5 37 (4.05%) Service Delivery
6 33 (3.61%) Migration
6 33 (3.61%) Scrum
7 32 (3.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 32 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (2.74%) Test Scripting
8 25 (2.74%) Change Management
9 24 (2.63%) Configuration Management
9 24 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (2.63%) Change Control
9 24 (2.63%) Software Distribution
10 23 (2.52%) Performance Testing
10 23 (2.52%) MVC
10 23 (2.52%) CRM
10 23 (2.52%) SOA
11 22 (2.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 217 (23.77%) SQL
2 70 (7.67%) C#
3 55 (6.02%) PowerShell
4 34 (3.72%) C++
5 27 (2.96%) Python
5 27 (2.96%) VBScript
6 26 (2.85%) Perl
7 25 (2.74%) PHP
7 25 (2.74%) C
8 24 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 22 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.30%) Java
10 21 (2.30%) VB
11 20 (2.19%) Ruby
12 13 (1.42%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.20%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.88%) NATURAL
16 7 (0.77%) PHP5
17 4 (0.44%) Ada
Qualifications
1 223 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 201 (22.02%) SC Cleared
3 111 (12.16%) DV Cleared
4 96 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (8.43%) Degree
6 66 (7.23%) MCSE
7 60 (6.57%) MCP
8 46 (5.04%) ISEB
9 43 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (3.83%) MCITP
11 27 (2.96%) ISTQB
12 25 (2.74%) MCTS
12 25 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (2.52%) CCNA
14 20 (2.19%) MCSA
15 14 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (1.42%) CCA
17 12 (1.31%) CISSP
18 10 (1.10%) JNCIA
18 10 (1.10%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.26%) SLA
2 25 (2.74%) QA
3 12 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.44%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 281 (30.78%) Active Directory
2 184 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 51 (5.59%) VMware ESX
5 48 (5.26%) XenApp
6 45 (4.93%) vSphere
7 28 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.19%) XenDesktop
9 19 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (1.75%) Terminal Services
12 12 (1.31%) Xen
13 11 (1.20%) XenServer
14 10 (1.10%) Terminal Server
14 10 (1.10%) ISA Server
15 9 (0.99%) Firmware
16 6 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 3 (0.33%) KVM
18 3 (0.33%) qmail
Systems Management
1 70 (7.67%) SCCM
2 62 (6.79%) HP Quality Center
3 42 (4.60%) NetBackup
4 40 (4.38%) SCOM
5 39 (4.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 38 (4.16%) WSUS
7 22 (2.41%) Netcool
8 21 (2.30%) Backup Exec
9 20 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 17 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 15 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (1.42%) ARCserve
13 11 (1.20%) XenMobile
14 10 (1.10%) Legato
14 10 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (1.10%) HP SIM
15 6 (0.66%) MOM
15 6 (0.66%) Tivoli NetView
15 6 (0.66%) Unicenter
15 6 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 487 (53.34%) Microsoft
2 266 (29.13%) VMware
3 125 (13.69%) Citrix
4 120 (13.14%) HP
5 95 (10.41%) Oracle
6 82 (8.98%) Cisco
7 75 (8.21%) EMC
8 57 (6.24%) Red Hat
9 40 (4.38%) IBM
10 31 (3.40%) Veritas
10 31 (3.40%) Juniper
11 30 (3.29%) Symantec
12 28 (3.07%) Fujitsu
13 25 (2.74%) McAfee
14 23 (2.52%) NetApp
15 22 (2.41%) Dell
16 18 (1.97%) CheckPoint
16 18 (1.97%) F5
17 17 (1.86%) Lumension
18 15 (1.64%) Blue Coat
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pepsico Beverages International Ltd
Salary: £27,000 per annum Salary Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + 15% bonus+excellent pension+bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Car Allowance, Private Health, Pension, Life C
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum + min 15% bonus+pension+bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £62000.00 per annum + 15% bonus+excellent pension+bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum + £6,300 Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago