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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 484 511 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 18.64% 20.06% 18.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.30% 67.59% 64.85%
Number of salaries quoted 342 414 330
Average salary £35,000 £41,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.16% +4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £23,650 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
730 756 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.12% 29.68% 28.60%
Number of salaries quoted 462 589 504
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,650 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
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 19 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 447 (46.47%) Microsoft
2 314 (32.64%) Active Directory
3 278 (28.90%) VMware
4 268 (27.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 236 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 227 (23.60%) SQL
7 215 (22.35%) Security Cleared
8 207 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 189 (19.65%) Citrix
10 186 (19.33%) SC Cleared
11 180 (18.71%) Linux
12 177 (18.40%) Windows 7
13 176 (18.30%) MS Excel
14 173 (17.98%) TCP/IP
15 162 (16.84%) SQL Server
16 133 (13.83%) MS Exchange
17 128 (13.31%) UNIX
18 122 (12.68%) HP
19 111 (11.54%) SharePoint
19 111 (11.54%) Firewall
20 107 (11.12%) Cisco
20 107 (11.12%) ITIL
21 105 (10.91%) IIS
22 102 (10.60%) DNS
23 97 (10.08%) DV Cleared
24 95 (9.88%) SAN
25 93 (9.67%) Finance
26 91 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
27 89 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
28 87 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 133 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 111 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 105 (10.91%) IIS
4 68 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 39 (4.05%) SharePoint Server
7 39 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (3.53%) Apache
9 32 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 31 (3.22%) Lotus Domino
11 22 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 19 (1.98%) MS Project Server
13 17 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (1.77%) Lync
14 14 (1.46%) WebSphere
15 12 (1.25%) Tomcat
16 9 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.83%) Documentum
18 6 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 176 (18.30%) MS Excel
2 83 (8.63%) MS Office
3 19 (1.98%) MS Project
4 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.42%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.73%) Oracle BRM
2 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.37%) Office 365
2 40 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.81%) SaaS
4 5 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.42%) IaaS
6 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (17.98%) TCP/IP
2 111 (11.54%) Firewall
3 102 (10.60%) DNS
4 95 (9.88%) SAN
5 78 (8.11%) WAN
6 62 (6.44%) LAN
7 35 (3.64%) DHCP
7 35 (3.64%) Internet
8 30 (3.12%) Network Security
9 29 (3.01%) VPN
10 28 (2.91%) NAS
11 26 (2.70%) Wireless
11 26 (2.70%) HTTP
12 23 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (2.29%) WCDMA
13 22 (2.29%) 3GPP
13 22 (2.29%) GPRS
14 19 (1.98%) SMTP
14 19 (1.98%) iSCSI
15 16 (1.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 24 (2.49%) MySQL
3 24 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (2.18%) Big Data
6 20 (2.08%) EDRMS
7 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (1.56%) IDOL
9 12 (1.25%) Adabas
10 10 (1.04%) MS Access
11 9 (0.94%) SQLite
12 8 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.52%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.52%) Star Schema
15 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (6.03%) TestDirector
2 28 (2.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 24 (2.49%) Subversion
3 24 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (2.39%) WinRunner
5 19 (1.98%) LoadRunner
6 17 (1.77%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.25%) Git (software)
9 11 (1.14%) Selenium
9 11 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (1.04%) MSTest
11 9 (0.94%) WebLOAD
11 9 (0.94%) AQtime
11 9 (0.94%) Hudson
11 9 (0.94%) Ant
12 7 (0.73%) Maven
12 7 (0.73%) JIRA
12 7 (0.73%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 6 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 93 (9.67%) Finance
2 61 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.60%) Retail
4 21 (2.18%) German Language
4 21 (2.18%) Spanish Language
5 16 (1.66%) Marketing
6 15 (1.56%) French Language
7 12 (1.25%) Legal
8 10 (1.04%) Publishing
9 9 (0.94%) Banking
10 8 (0.83%) Back Office
11 7 (0.73%) Russian Language
12 4 (0.42%) Electronics
12 4 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.21%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 250 (25.99%) Support Engineer
2 126 (13.10%) Analyst
3 92 (9.56%) Technical Support
4 72 (7.48%) Technical Engineer
5 70 (7.28%) Technical Support Engineer
6 65 (6.76%) Developer
7 63 (6.55%) Architect
8 56 (5.82%) Senior Support Engineer
9 48 (4.99%) Consultant
10 44 (4.57%) Desktop Support
11 42 (4.37%) Test Analyst
12 40 (4.16%) Support Analyst
13 38 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
14 37 (3.85%) Administrator
15 35 (3.64%) IT Support
16 34 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
17 31 (3.22%) IT Support Engineer
18 30 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
19 29 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
19 29 (3.01%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (8.42%) .NET
2 41 (4.26%) Web Services
3 32 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 27 (2.81%) HTML
4 27 (2.81%) XML
5 23 (2.39%) jQuery
6 22 (2.29%) WCF
7 21 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (2.08%) WinForms
9 18 (1.87%) Ajax
10 17 (1.77%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.25%) CSS
12 11 (1.14%) WPF
12 11 (1.14%) JSON
12 11 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 9 (0.94%) HTML5
13 9 (0.94%) LAMP
13 9 (0.94%) MAPI
14 8 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 7 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.69%) Clustering
2 61 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.30%) Blackberry
4 40 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.43%) Open Source
6 20 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.87%) PKI
8 16 (1.66%) Replication
8 16 (1.66%) iPhone
8 16 (1.66%) User Experience
9 14 (1.46%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.46%) Thin Client
10 13 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.83%) Taxonomies
14 8 (0.83%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.73%) Celerra
16 6 (0.62%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 268 (27.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 236 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 180 (18.71%) Linux
4 177 (18.40%) Windows 7
5 128 (13.31%) UNIX
6 87 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (7.17%) Windows XP
8 59 (6.13%) Windows 8
9 51 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (3.95%) Solaris
11 32 (3.33%) Windows 2000
12 29 (3.01%) Android
13 25 (2.60%) Apple iOS
13 25 (2.60%) Debian
14 22 (2.29%) Windows Phone
15 21 (2.18%) Ubuntu
16 19 (1.98%) CentOS
17 18 (1.87%) SUSE
18 14 (1.46%) Windows Phone 8
19 11 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (11.12%) ITIL
2 91 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 45 (4.68%) Mentoring
5 40 (4.16%) Change Management
6 39 (4.05%) Scrum
7 38 (3.95%) Test Scripting
8 37 (3.85%) Project Management
9 31 (3.22%) MVC
10 30 (3.12%) Data Management
11 29 (3.01%) Performance Testing
11 29 (3.01%) Configuration Management
12 28 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (2.91%) Migration
12 28 (2.91%) Service Delivery
13 24 (2.49%) Test Management
14 23 (2.39%) Service Management
14 23 (2.39%) SOA
15 21 (2.18%) Workflow
16 19 (1.98%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (23.60%) SQL
2 79 (8.21%) C#
3 76 (7.90%) PowerShell
4 39 (4.05%) C++
5 38 (3.95%) C
6 35 (3.64%) VBScript
7 32 (3.33%) Java
8 30 (3.12%) Perl
8 30 (3.12%) Python
9 29 (3.01%) JavaScript
10 25 (2.60%) PHP
11 21 (2.18%) VB
12 20 (2.08%) Ruby
13 18 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.56%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.25%) NATURAL
16 7 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.73%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.52%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.42%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 215 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 186 (19.33%) SC Cleared
3 97 (10.08%) DV Cleared
4 89 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 73 (7.59%) MCSE
6 58 (6.03%) Degree
7 47 (4.89%) ISEB
8 42 (4.37%) MCP
9 39 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (3.22%) MCITP
11 30 (3.12%) CCNA
11 30 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (2.81%) ISTQB
13 17 (1.77%) CISSP
14 12 (1.25%) CCA
14 12 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (1.14%) MCTS
15 11 (1.14%) CCSA
16 10 (1.04%) CCEE
17 8 (0.83%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.65%) SLA
2 19 (1.98%) QA
3 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.31%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 314 (32.64%) Active Directory
2 207 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 64 (6.65%) XenApp
5 51 (5.30%) vSphere
6 41 (4.26%) VMware ESX
7 28 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (2.81%) ISA Server
9 19 (1.98%) XenDesktop
10 17 (1.77%) Terminal Services
11 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.73%) XenServer
14 6 (0.62%) Firmware
15 4 (0.42%) Xen
15 4 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.31%) KVM
16 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 80 (8.32%) SCCM
2 74 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 57 (5.93%) NetBackup
4 30 (3.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 30 (3.12%) SCOM
5 24 (2.49%) Netcool
6 23 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 20 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (1.77%) WSUS
9 14 (1.46%) Backup Exec
10 13 (1.35%) ARCserve
10 13 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
11 12 (1.25%) Legato
12 11 (1.14%) XenMobile
13 9 (0.94%) Puppet
14 6 (0.62%) Windows Intune
14 6 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
14 6 (0.62%) Tivoli NetView
14 6 (0.62%) Unicenter
14 6 (0.62%) MOM
Vendors
1 447 (46.47%) Microsoft
2 278 (28.90%) VMware
3 189 (19.65%) Citrix
4 122 (12.68%) HP
5 107 (11.12%) Cisco
6 82 (8.52%) Oracle
7 53 (5.51%) Red Hat
8 51 (5.30%) EMC
9 41 (4.26%) Veritas
10 37 (3.85%) IBM
11 35 (3.64%) Symantec
12 30 (3.12%) McAfee
13 29 (3.01%) Avaya
14 27 (2.81%) CheckPoint
15 26 (2.70%) Juniper
16 23 (2.39%) Sybase
17 22 (2.29%) F5
18 21 (2.18%) Blue Coat
19 18 (1.87%) Huawei
19 18 (1.87%) Fujitsu
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