The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 81 98 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 14.46% 17.10% 21.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.07% 69.50% 67.26%
Number of salaries quoted 75 88 91
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,850 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+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 Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
119 141 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 21.25% 24.61% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 111 127 143
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Windows
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Slough region.

Windows Salary Trend in Slough

Windows
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Slough region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows Salary Histogram in Slough

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Slough 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 78 (52.00%) Windows Server
2 68 (45.33%) Microsoft
3 55 (36.67%) Active Directory
4 48 (32.00%) SQL
5 45 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 40 (26.67%) Linux
7 39 (26.00%) VMware
7 39 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (20.67%) Firewall
9 30 (20.00%) MS Office
10 29 (19.33%) MS Excel
11 28 (18.67%) ITIL
12 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (17.33%) Cisco
14 25 (16.67%) .NET
14 25 (16.67%) Windows 7
15 24 (16.00%) MS Exchange
15 24 (16.00%) DNS
16 23 (15.33%) SLA
16 23 (15.33%) HP
16 23 (15.33%) Dell
16 23 (15.33%) Cisco Certification
17 21 (14.00%) SAN
17 21 (14.00%) Root Cause Analysis
18 20 (13.33%) Hyper-V
18 20 (13.33%) DHCP
19 19 (12.67%) IIS
19 19 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (12.67%) IBM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Slough 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 24 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (12.67%) IIS
3 8 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.67%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.00%) CMS
8 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (20.00%) MS Office
2 29 (19.33%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (10.67%) Office 365
2 6 (4.00%) SaaS
3 4 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.67%) Firewall
2 24 (16.00%) DNS
3 21 (14.00%) SAN
4 20 (13.33%) DHCP
5 16 (10.67%) TCP/IP
5 16 (10.67%) VPN
6 15 (10.00%) LAN
7 13 (8.67%) WAN
8 10 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (6.67%) Internet
9 7 (4.67%) VoIP
10 6 (4.00%) Network Security
10 6 (4.00%) VLAN
11 5 (3.33%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.33%) iSCSI
11 5 (3.33%) SSL
12 4 (2.67%) FCoE
12 4 (2.67%) HTTP
12 4 (2.67%) Kerberos
12 4 (2.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (8.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (7.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (6.00%) MySQL
6 8 (5.33%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (4.00%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.33%) Big Data
10 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.67%) MS Access
11 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (7.33%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Advertising
2 6 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.00%) Banking
4 3 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (17.33%) Support Engineer
2 22 (14.67%) Administrator
3 20 (13.33%) Analyst
4 17 (11.33%) Support Analyst
5 16 (10.67%) Developer
5 16 (10.67%) Server Support
6 12 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 12 (8.00%) Team Leader
7 11 (7.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.67%) Cloud Administrator
8 10 (6.67%) IT Engineer
8 10 (6.67%) IT Support
8 10 (6.67%) Technical Support
9 9 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (6.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (6.00%) Implementation Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.33%) Consultant
10 8 (5.33%) Field Engineer
10 8 (5.33%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.67%) .NET
2 13 (8.67%) XML
3 11 (7.33%) HTML
4 10 (6.67%) Ajax
5 9 (6.00%) CSS
6 8 (5.33%) jQuery
7 6 (4.00%) JSON
7 6 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (4.00%) WCF
8 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.67%) Ext JS
9 4 (2.67%) MSMQ
9 4 (2.67%) SAML
9 4 (2.67%) SOAP
9 4 (2.67%) Web Services
10 3 (2.00%) DHTML
10 3 (2.00%) LAMP
11 2 (1.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.33%) Clustering
3 10 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 10 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.33%) Blackberry
4 8 (5.33%) iPhone
5 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.00%) Handset
7 5 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (3.33%) EqualLogic
7 5 (3.33%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.33%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.67%) e-Health
8 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.67%) FlexPod
9 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 78 (52.00%) Windows Server
2 40 (26.67%) Linux
3 39 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 12 (8.00%) Unix
7 10 (6.67%) Android
8 9 (6.00%) Windows XP
9 8 (5.33%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.67%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (2.00%) AIX
11 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.00%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (2.00%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.33%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.67%) ITIL
2 21 (14.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 13 (8.67%) Mentoring
4 11 (7.33%) Incident Management
5 10 (6.67%) Coaching
5 10 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 10 (6.67%) Service Management
6 9 (6.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (5.33%) Change Management
7 8 (5.33%) Resource Management
8 7 (4.67%) MVC
8 7 (4.67%) OO
8 7 (4.67%) Security Patching
8 7 (4.67%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (4.00%) B2B
9 6 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.00%) Migration
9 6 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.00%) SQL
2 19 (12.67%) PowerShell
3 15 (10.00%) C#
4 11 (7.33%) T-SQL
5 10 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.00%) Java
6 6 (4.00%) PHP
6 6 (4.00%) Python
7 4 (2.67%) C++
7 4 (2.67%) Perl
7 4 (2.67%) VB
8 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.33%) Ruby
10 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.67%) VBA
10 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (15.33%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (10.00%) CCNA
4 14 (9.33%) MCITP
5 11 (7.33%) MCSE
6 10 (6.67%) Degree
7 6 (4.00%) A+ Certification
7 6 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (3.33%) MCSA
9 4 (2.67%) CISM
9 4 (2.67%) CISSP
9 4 (2.67%) VCP5
10 3 (2.00%) AAT
10 3 (2.00%) CEH
11 2 (1.33%) CEPT
11 2 (1.33%) CHFI
11 2 (1.33%) GCFE
11 2 (1.33%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.33%) SLA
2 9 (6.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.00%) QA
5 2 (1.33%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.33%) ISO 14001
5 2 (1.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (9.33%) vSphere
5 7 (4.67%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.67%) Samba
7 2 (1.33%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.33%) XenApp
7 2 (1.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) Puppet
2 8 (5.33%) WSUS
3 5 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.33%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.67%) SCCM
5 3 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.33%) DameWare
6 2 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 68 (45.33%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.00%) VMware
3 26 (17.33%) Cisco
4 23 (15.33%) Dell
4 23 (15.33%) HP
5 19 (12.67%) IBM
6 17 (11.33%) Citrix
7 11 (7.33%) NetApp
8 9 (6.00%) Apple
9 8 (5.33%) CA
10 6 (4.00%) Adobe
11 5 (3.33%) Veeam
12 4 (2.67%) Barracuda Networks
13 3 (2.00%) Juniper
13 3 (2.00%) LANDesk
13 3 (2.00%) Oracle
13 3 (2.00%) Symantec
13 3 (2.00%) Veritas
14 2 (1.33%) Intel Security
14 2 (1.33%) Remedy
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