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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 510 562 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 19.17% 21.56% 17.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.18% 70.25% 61.97%
Number of salaries quoted 368 453 323
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 £23,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%
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
748 800 589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.11% 30.69% 28.84%
Number of salaries quoted 497 632 507
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 28 November 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 475 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 316 (32.41%) Active Directory
3 286 (29.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 275 (28.21%) VMware
5 253 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 240 (24.62%) SQL
7 224 (22.97%) Security Cleared
8 204 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 192 (19.69%) SC Cleared
10 185 (18.97%) SQL Server
11 182 (18.67%) Linux
12 180 (18.46%) MS Excel
13 175 (17.95%) Citrix
14 161 (16.51%) TCP/IP
14 161 (16.51%) Windows 7
15 149 (15.28%) MS Exchange
16 119 (12.21%) SharePoint
16 119 (12.21%) HP
16 119 (12.21%) UNIX
17 108 (11.08%) IIS
18 107 (10.97%) DV Cleared
19 105 (10.77%) ITIL
20 101 (10.36%) Cisco
20 101 (10.36%) DNS
21 98 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
22 95 (9.74%) Firewall
23 94 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
24 93 (9.54%) Hyper-V
25 91 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
26 90 (9.23%) Finance

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 149 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 119 (12.21%) SharePoint
3 108 (11.08%) IIS
4 75 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 46 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (4.10%) SharePoint Server
9 31 (3.18%) Apache
10 30 (3.08%) Lotus Domino
11 28 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 26 (2.67%) Lync
13 21 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2000
14 20 (2.05%) MS Project Server
15 16 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (1.44%) WebSphere
17 11 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
18 10 (1.03%) Tomcat
19 9 (0.92%) Documentum
20 6 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 180 (18.46%) MS Excel
2 78 (8.00%) MS Office
3 20 (2.05%) MS Project
4 4 (0.41%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.41%) Oracle BRM
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Agresso
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 47 (4.82%) Office 365
2 22 (2.26%) SaaS
3 5 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.41%) IaaS
5 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (16.51%) TCP/IP
2 101 (10.36%) DNS
3 95 (9.74%) Firewall
4 90 (9.23%) SAN
5 71 (7.28%) WAN
6 61 (6.26%) LAN
7 34 (3.49%) DHCP
8 33 (3.38%) Internet
9 28 (2.87%) Network Security
10 27 (2.77%) NAS
11 26 (2.67%) HTTP
12 23 (2.36%) VPN
13 22 (2.26%) SMTP
13 22 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (2.15%) Wireless
15 19 (1.95%) NetScaler
16 17 (1.74%) WCDMA
16 17 (1.74%) 3GPP
16 17 (1.74%) GPRS
17 16 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (2.56%) MySQL
4 25 (2.56%) Big Data
5 21 (2.15%) EDRMS
6 18 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 14 (1.44%) IDOL
8 13 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.23%) Adabas
10 11 (1.13%) MS Access
10 11 (1.13%) SQLite
11 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.82%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.51%) QlikView
13 5 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (6.26%) TestDirector
2 28 (2.87%) Subversion
3 27 (2.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (2.56%) WinRunner
6 21 (2.15%) Visual Studio
7 19 (1.95%) LoadRunner
8 13 (1.33%) AQtime
8 13 (1.33%) WebLOAD
8 13 (1.33%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.23%) MSTest
9 12 (1.23%) Selenium
10 11 (1.13%) Git (software)
11 9 (0.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 8 (0.82%) Hudson
12 8 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.72%) Ant
14 6 (0.62%) JIRA
14 6 (0.62%) Maven
14 6 (0.62%) PHPUnit
General
1 90 (9.23%) Finance
2 64 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.67%) Retail
4 21 (2.15%) German Language
5 18 (1.85%) Spanish Language
6 17 (1.74%) Marketing
7 16 (1.64%) French Language
8 10 (1.03%) Back Office
8 10 (1.03%) Legal
9 9 (0.92%) Publishing
9 9 (0.92%) Russian Language
10 8 (0.82%) Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Electronics
12 4 (0.41%) Automotive
12 4 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.31%) Law
13 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.31%) Avionics
14 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 233 (23.90%) Support Engineer
2 125 (12.82%) Analyst
3 85 (8.72%) Technical Support
4 73 (7.49%) Developer
5 67 (6.87%) Architect
6 64 (6.56%) Technical Engineer
7 62 (6.36%) Technical Support Engineer
8 55 (5.64%) Consultant
9 52 (5.33%) Senior Support Engineer
10 50 (5.13%) Administrator
11 48 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
12 43 (4.41%) Test Analyst
13 38 (3.90%) Support Analyst
14 36 (3.69%) Desktop Support
15 35 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
16 31 (3.18%) IT Support
17 30 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
18 27 (2.77%) IT Support Engineer
19 26 (2.67%) 1st Line Support
19 26 (2.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.21%) .NET
2 47 (4.82%) Web Services
3 37 (3.79%) HTML
4 32 (3.28%) ASP.NET
5 31 (3.18%) XML
6 29 (2.97%) jQuery
7 22 (2.26%) Ajax
8 20 (2.05%) WinForms
8 20 (2.05%) WCF
9 19 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (1.95%) CSS
10 17 (1.74%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.33%) JSON
11 13 (1.33%) MAPI
11 13 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (1.13%) HTML5
13 10 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (1.03%) LAMP
14 9 (0.92%) WPF
14 9 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.00%) Clustering
2 67 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.82%) Blackberry
4 37 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.77%) Open Source
6 23 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.85%) User Experience
7 18 (1.85%) iPhone
8 16 (1.64%) PKI
9 15 (1.54%) Replication
9 15 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.13%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
12 11 (1.13%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.03%) Taxonomies
14 8 (0.82%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.62%) Derivative
15 6 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 286 (29.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 253 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 182 (18.67%) Linux
4 161 (16.51%) Windows 7
5 119 (12.21%) UNIX
6 98 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (6.97%) Windows XP
8 58 (5.95%) Windows 8
9 50 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (3.79%) Solaris
11 32 (3.28%) Windows 2000
12 31 (3.18%) Android
13 28 (2.87%) Apple iOS
14 26 (2.67%) Debian
15 23 (2.36%) Windows Phone
16 19 (1.95%) Ubuntu
17 17 (1.74%) Windows Phone 8
17 17 (1.74%) CentOS
18 16 (1.64%) SUSE
19 14 (1.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (10.77%) ITIL
2 91 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 43 (4.41%) Mentoring
5 41 (4.21%) Test Scripting
6 38 (3.90%) Service Delivery
7 36 (3.69%) Scrum
8 33 (3.38%) MVC
9 31 (3.18%) Change Management
9 31 (3.18%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (2.97%) Configuration Management
11 28 (2.87%) Project Management
12 27 (2.77%) Migration
12 27 (2.77%) Performance Testing
12 27 (2.77%) Data Management
13 26 (2.67%) Test Management
14 25 (2.56%) SOA
15 23 (2.36%) Service Management
16 22 (2.26%) Workflow
17 20 (2.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 240 (24.62%) SQL
2 81 (8.31%) C#
3 69 (7.08%) PowerShell
4 36 (3.69%) C++
4 36 (3.69%) JavaScript
4 36 (3.69%) C
5 31 (3.18%) VBScript
6 30 (3.08%) Python
6 30 (3.08%) Java
7 28 (2.87%) PHP
8 24 (2.46%) Perl
9 20 (2.05%) Ruby
10 18 (1.85%) VB
11 17 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.23%) NATURAL
14 11 (1.13%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.72%) PHP5
16 6 (0.62%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 224 (22.97%) Security Cleared
2 192 (19.69%) SC Cleared
3 107 (10.97%) DV Cleared
4 94 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 74 (7.59%) MCSE
6 59 (6.05%) Degree
7 51 (5.23%) ISEB
8 45 (4.62%) MCP
9 39 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (3.59%) MCITP
11 31 (3.18%) ISTQB
12 26 (2.67%) CCNA
12 26 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (1.54%) MCTS
14 14 (1.44%) CISSP
15 12 (1.23%) CCA
15 12 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (1.13%) MCSA
16 11 (1.13%) CCSA
17 10 (1.03%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.54%) SLA
2 23 (2.36%) QA
3 9 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.31%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 316 (32.41%) Active Directory
2 204 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (9.54%) Hyper-V
4 60 (6.15%) XenApp
5 55 (5.64%) vSphere
6 43 (4.41%) VMware ESX
7 27 (2.77%) ISA Server
7 27 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.05%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.92%) XenServer
13 8 (0.82%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.72%) Firmware
15 5 (0.51%) Xen
16 4 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.31%) KVM
Systems Management
1 78 (8.00%) SCCM
2 74 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
3 59 (6.05%) NetBackup
4 36 (3.69%) SCOM
5 27 (2.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 24 (2.46%) WSUS
6 24 (2.46%) Netcool
7 19 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 19 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (1.85%) Backup Exec
9 16 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (1.13%) XenMobile
11 9 (0.92%) ARCserve
11 9 (0.92%) Legato
12 7 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.62%) Unicenter
13 6 (0.62%) Tivoli NetView
13 6 (0.62%) MOM
13 6 (0.62%) OMEGAMON
13 6 (0.62%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 475 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 275 (28.21%) VMware
3 175 (17.95%) Citrix
4 119 (12.21%) HP
5 101 (10.36%) Cisco
6 88 (9.03%) Oracle
7 52 (5.33%) EMC
7 52 (5.33%) Red Hat
8 42 (4.31%) IBM
9 40 (4.10%) Veritas
10 37 (3.79%) Symantec
11 29 (2.97%) McAfee
12 28 (2.87%) Juniper
13 25 (2.56%) CheckPoint
14 23 (2.36%) Avaya
15 21 (2.15%) Fujitsu
16 19 (1.95%) Blue Coat
16 19 (1.95%) F5
17 18 (1.85%) Sybase
18 16 (1.64%) NetApp
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