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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 367 465 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 16.38% 18.72% 21.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.00% 66.05% 71.67%
Number of salaries quoted 319 346 396
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,875
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
622 704 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.76% 28.34% 29.36%
Number of salaries quoted 494 518 543
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,575
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 31 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 343 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 301 (39.40%) Linux
3 281 (36.78%) Active Directory
4 251 (32.85%) VMware
5 203 (26.57%) TCP/IP
6 188 (24.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 179 (23.43%) MS Excel
8 177 (23.17%) SQL
9 164 (21.47%) SQL Server
10 154 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 137 (17.93%) Firewall
12 131 (17.15%) Cisco
13 125 (16.36%) Windows 7
14 122 (15.97%) Degree
15 121 (15.84%) Windows Server 2012
16 120 (15.71%) Hyper-V
16 120 (15.71%) ITIL
16 120 (15.71%) MS Exchange
16 120 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
17 113 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
18 112 (14.66%) C#
19 111 (14.53%) .NET
20 100 (13.09%) Oracle
21 98 (12.83%) DNS
21 98 (12.83%) HP
22 91 (11.91%) LAN
23 90 (11.78%) Security Cleared
24 89 (11.65%) UNIX
25 88 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
25 88 (11.52%) Red Hat

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 120 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 75 (9.82%) IIS
3 72 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (6.81%) Lync
5 51 (6.68%) SharePoint
6 46 (6.02%) Apache
7 24 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (2.49%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.96%) Lotus Domino
11 14 (1.83%) Tomcat
12 13 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (1.44%) IBM Notes
13 11 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (1.44%) WebSphere
14 10 (1.31%) JBoss
15 9 (1.18%) WebLogic
15 9 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
16 8 (1.05%) CMS
17 7 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 179 (23.43%) MS Excel
2 72 (9.42%) MS Office
3 18 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.52%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.26%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.13%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.13%) MS Project
9 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.28%) SaaS
2 36 (4.71%) Office 365
3 35 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.36%) Taleo
5 17 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (1.70%) Responsys
8 5 (0.65%) Yammer
9 3 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.39%) IaaS
10 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.13%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 203 (26.57%) TCP/IP
2 137 (17.93%) Firewall
3 98 (12.83%) DNS
4 91 (11.91%) LAN
5 82 (10.73%) WAN
6 77 (10.08%) SAN
7 63 (8.25%) DHCP
8 39 (5.10%) VPN
9 32 (4.19%) Internet
10 26 (3.40%) iSCSI
11 25 (3.27%) NAS
12 23 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (2.88%) VoIP
14 20 (2.62%) SMTP
15 19 (2.49%) Network Security
16 11 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (1.31%) VLAN
17 10 (1.31%) LDAP
17 10 (1.31%) MPLS
17 10 (1.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 79 (10.34%) MySQL
3 42 (5.50%) NoSQL
4 34 (4.45%) Oracle Database
5 23 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
5 23 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (2.23%) Couchbase
8 17 (2.23%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (2.09%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (1.57%) Riak
12 12 (1.57%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.44%) DB2
14 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.80%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.09%) Maven
5 15 (1.96%) Ant
6 12 (1.57%) NUnit
6 12 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.31%) FitNesse
7 10 (1.31%) MSTest
8 9 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
8 9 (1.18%) Moq
8 9 (1.18%) Selenium
9 8 (1.05%) Subversion
10 7 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.79%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.79%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.65%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.65%) JIRA
12 5 (0.65%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (6.81%) Finance
2 34 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.40%) Retail
4 22 (2.88%) German Language
5 18 (2.36%) Legal
6 16 (2.09%) French Language
7 15 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.05%) Advertising
8 8 (1.05%) Banking
9 7 (0.92%) Billing
10 6 (0.79%) Marketing
11 5 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.39%) Back Office
13 3 (0.39%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.26%) Avionics
14 2 (0.26%) Front Office
14 2 (0.26%) Publishing
15 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 178 (23.30%) Support Engineer
2 108 (14.14%) Developer
3 94 (12.30%) Analyst
4 68 (8.90%) IT Support
5 60 (7.85%) Administrator
5 60 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
7 56 (7.33%) Technical Engineer
8 53 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 44 (5.76%) Support Analyst
9 44 (5.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 43 (5.63%) .NET Developer
10 43 (5.63%) Senior Developer
11 41 (5.37%) Consultant
12 39 (5.10%) Technical Support
13 38 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 31 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 29 (3.80%) Technical Support Engineer
16 27 (3.53%) Software Developer
17 25 (3.27%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.53%) .NET
2 80 (10.47%) Web Services
3 62 (8.12%) ASP.NET
4 47 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 41 (5.37%) HTML
6 38 (4.97%) WCF
7 37 (4.84%) jQuery
8 32 (4.19%) CSS
9 28 (3.66%) AngularJS
10 27 (3.53%) XML
11 25 (3.27%) REST
12 24 (3.14%) .NET Framework
13 22 (2.88%) Ajax
14 19 (2.49%) WPF
15 18 (2.36%) HTML5
16 17 (2.23%) WinForms
17 16 (2.09%) ActiveMQ
18 15 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 14 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
19 14 (1.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.29%) Computer Science
2 67 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.76%) Data Centre
4 28 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.75%) Client/Server
6 21 (2.75%) Clustering
6 21 (2.75%) Statistics
7 16 (2.09%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.96%) Replication
9 13 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
9 13 (1.70%) User Experience
10 10 (1.31%) EMC VNX
10 10 (1.31%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.18%) Social Network
11 9 (1.18%) EqualLogic
12 8 (1.05%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.92%) PKI
13 7 (0.92%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.79%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 301 (39.40%) Linux
2 188 (24.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 125 (16.36%) Windows 7
4 121 (15.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 113 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 89 (11.65%) UNIX
7 80 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (8.51%) CentOS
9 60 (7.85%) Windows XP
10 50 (6.54%) Solaris
11 48 (6.28%) Windows 8
12 29 (3.80%) Windows 2000
13 22 (2.88%) Debian
13 22 (2.88%) Ubuntu
14 19 (2.49%) Mac OS X
15 17 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
16 13 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (1.44%) Apple iOS
18 9 (1.18%) Android
18 9 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (15.71%) ITIL
1 120 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (7.59%) Scrum
3 55 (7.20%) TDD
4 44 (5.76%) MVC
5 41 (5.37%) Project Management
6 37 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (4.32%) Configuration Management
8 32 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (4.06%) Unit Testing
10 30 (3.93%) Software Engineering
11 28 (3.66%) SDLC
12 25 (3.27%) Migration
13 23 (3.01%) Incident Management
13 23 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
14 22 (2.88%) Mentoring
14 22 (2.88%) Multithreading
14 22 (2.88%) Web Development
15 21 (2.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 177 (23.17%) SQL
2 112 (14.66%) C#
3 69 (9.03%) Java
4 60 (7.85%) JavaScript
5 54 (7.07%) Python
6 40 (5.24%) C++
7 35 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 26 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 25 (3.27%) Perl
10 21 (2.75%) PHP
10 21 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 20 (2.62%) C
11 20 (2.62%) VB.NET
12 16 (2.09%) Ruby
13 14 (1.83%) VBScript
14 13 (1.70%) VB
15 11 (1.44%) Objective-C
16 10 (1.31%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.39%) XQuery
17 3 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 122 (15.97%) Degree
2 90 (11.78%) Security Cleared
3 88 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (7.85%) MCSE
5 50 (6.54%) DV Cleared
6 48 (6.28%) SC Cleared
7 33 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (4.06%) MCP
9 28 (3.66%) MCITP
10 27 (3.53%) CCNA
11 25 (3.27%) A+ Certification
12 24 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (2.23%) MCSA
15 16 (2.09%) Network+ Certification
16 13 (1.70%) CISSP
17 12 (1.57%) CEH
18 10 (1.31%) CCNP
19 7 (0.92%) ISEB
19 7 (0.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (8.77%) SLA
2 35 (4.58%) QA
3 9 (1.18%) COBIT
4 6 (0.79%) GCP
5 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 281 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 154 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (15.71%) Hyper-V
4 55 (7.20%) VMware ESX
5 43 (5.63%) vSphere
6 32 (4.19%) Terminal Services
7 25 (3.27%) XenApp
8 24 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.70%) vCloud
10 11 (1.44%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.31%) Xen
12 8 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (1.05%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.92%) Firmware
14 6 (0.79%) XenServer
14 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.65%) KVM
16 4 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 79 (10.34%) SCCM
2 40 (5.24%) SCOM
3 38 (4.97%) Puppet
4 22 (2.88%) WSUS
5 19 (2.49%) ZABBIX
6 17 (2.23%) Backup Exec
7 16 (2.09%) EMC NetWorker
7 16 (2.09%) HP SIM
8 15 (1.96%) Graphite
9 12 (1.57%) ARCserve
10 11 (1.44%) NetBackup
11 10 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (1.18%) Nmap
13 8 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (1.05%) Vagrant
13 8 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.05%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.92%) Legato
14 7 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 343 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 251 (32.85%) VMware
3 131 (17.15%) Cisco
4 100 (13.09%) Oracle
5 98 (12.83%) HP
6 88 (11.52%) Red Hat
7 77 (10.08%) Citrix
8 42 (5.50%) Dell
9 41 (5.37%) EMC
10 37 (4.84%) Symantec
11 35 (4.58%) Juniper
12 34 (4.45%) CheckPoint
13 30 (3.93%) Sun
14 27 (3.53%) F5
15 20 (2.62%) Blue Coat
15 20 (2.62%) Veritas
16 19 (2.49%) Sourcefire
16 19 (2.49%) Splunk
16 19 (2.49%) ArcSight
16 19 (2.49%) Lumension
Reading, Berkshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, 25 days, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £190 - £250 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Benefits are superb
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 45000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 24 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Unparalleled Package, Business Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 23 days
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum, plus Bonus + Flexible hours + More
Posted: 6 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
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Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago