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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 102 127 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 15.72% 24.66% 17.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.55% 71.35% 62.79%
Number of salaries quoted 92 114 94
Average salary £38,000 £48,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.05% +21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £23,425
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £65,000 £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 Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
151 178 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 23.27% 34.56% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 137 162 153
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 1 September 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Slough

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 85 (48.30%) Linux
2 67 (38.07%) ITIL
3 62 (35.23%) Active Directory
4 56 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 48 (27.27%) VMware
6 47 (26.70%) Firewall
7 46 (26.14%) SQL
8 39 (22.16%) Data Centre
9 37 (21.02%) Cisco
10 35 (19.89%) SLA
11 32 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (17.61%) UNIX
13 30 (17.05%) TCP/IP
13 30 (17.05%) Penetration Testing
14 28 (15.91%) MS Office
15 27 (15.34%) IBM
15 27 (15.34%) Information Security
16 26 (14.77%) vSphere
16 26 (14.77%) Incident Management
17 25 (14.20%) PCI DSS
18 24 (13.64%) Finance
18 24 (13.64%) CISSP
19 23 (13.07%) Windows 7
20 22 (12.50%) SQL Server
21 21 (11.93%) MS Exchange
21 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
21 21 (11.93%) Root Cause Analysis
22 19 (10.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
22 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 19 (10.80%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 21 (11.93%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.52%) IIS
3 12 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.55%) Lync
4 8 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.57%) Site Server
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (15.91%) MS Office
2 17 (9.66%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Project
4 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.41%) Office 365
2 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.27%) SaaS
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.70%) Firewall
2 30 (17.05%) TCP/IP
3 18 (10.23%) SAN
4 17 (9.66%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (8.52%) Internet
5 15 (8.52%) LAN
5 15 (8.52%) WAN
6 14 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (7.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (6.25%) VPN
9 10 (5.68%) DNS
9 10 (5.68%) Ethernet
9 10 (5.68%) FCoE
9 10 (5.68%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (5.11%) Network Security
11 6 (3.41%) DHCP
12 5 (2.84%) Wireless
13 4 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (2.27%) FTP
13 4 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.27%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 24 (13.64%) Finance
2 13 (7.39%) Banking
2 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.25%) Retail
4 8 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Legal
5 3 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.14%) Back Office
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Games
6 2 (1.14%) Military
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (23.86%) Analyst
2 26 (14.77%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 15 (8.52%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.39%) Security Analyst
6 12 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (6.82%) Tester
6 12 (6.82%) Developer
6 12 (6.82%) Penetration Tester
7 11 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 11 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.68%) IT Support
9 9 (5.11%) Team Leader
9 9 (5.11%) Consultant
9 9 (5.11%) Network Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.82%) HTML
2 10 (5.68%) .NET
2 10 (5.68%) Web Services
3 8 (4.55%) CSS
4 7 (3.98%) XML
5 5 (2.84%) SOAP
5 5 (2.84%) Ajax
6 3 (1.70%) jQuery
6 3 (1.70%) DHTML
6 3 (1.70%) XSL
6 3 (1.70%) LAMP
7 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.14%) HTML5
8 1 (0.57%) CSS3
8 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.57%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.16%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.39%) FlexPod
4 12 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.82%) e-Health
5 10 (5.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 6 (3.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.84%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.27%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.27%) Online Banking
8 4 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.70%) iPhone
9 3 (1.70%) iPad
9 3 (1.70%) Clustering
9 3 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.14%) Symmetrix
10 2 (1.14%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.14%) User Experience
10 2 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (48.30%) Linux
2 32 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (17.61%) UNIX
4 23 (13.07%) Windows 7
5 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.39%) Windows 8
6 13 (7.39%) Data ONTAP
7 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.82%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.55%) Solaris
9 6 (3.41%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.57%) OS/400
12 1 (0.57%) Android
12 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.07%) ITIL
2 30 (17.05%) Penetration Testing
3 27 (15.34%) Information Security
4 26 (14.77%) Incident Management
5 21 (11.93%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (9.66%) Security Architecture
6 17 (9.66%) Service Management
7 16 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 15 (8.52%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (7.39%) CRM
9 13 (7.39%) Coaching
10 11 (6.25%) SIEM
11 9 (5.11%) Problem Management
11 9 (5.11%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.55%) Project Management
12 8 (4.55%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (4.55%) Capacity Management
12 8 (4.55%) Cyber Security
13 7 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (3.98%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (26.14%) SQL
2 17 (9.66%) PHP
3 14 (7.95%) Python
3 14 (7.95%) Ruby
3 14 (7.95%) Perl
4 12 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.11%) Java
6 8 (4.55%) C#
6 8 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.41%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (13.64%) CISSP
2 19 (10.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 15 (8.52%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (7.39%) Degree
5 12 (6.82%) OSCP
5 12 (6.82%) OSCE
6 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.11%) CCNA
8 8 (4.55%) MCP
9 7 (3.98%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.98%) MCITP
10 5 (2.84%) MCSE
10 5 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.27%) CCNP
12 2 (1.14%) CCIE
12 2 (1.14%) ACCA
12 2 (1.14%) CISM
12 2 (1.14%) CIMA
12 2 (1.14%) GCIA
12 2 (1.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.89%) SLA
2 25 (14.20%) PCI DSS
3 15 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (4.55%) HIPAA
6 4 (2.27%) QA
7 1 (0.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (35.23%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.77%) vSphere
3 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.11%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.98%) XenApp
6 2 (1.14%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.57%) pfSense
7 1 (0.57%) Snort
7 1 (0.57%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.57%) Xen
7 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.57%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (7.95%) SCCM
2 5 (2.84%) SCOM
2 5 (2.84%) Nessus
3 4 (2.27%) WSUS
4 3 (1.70%) DameWare
4 3 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.14%) Puppet
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 56 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 48 (27.27%) VMware
3 37 (21.02%) Cisco
4 27 (15.34%) IBM
5 19 (10.80%) Citrix
6 18 (10.23%) NetApp
7 12 (6.82%) CA
7 12 (6.82%) HP
8 11 (6.25%) Dell
8 11 (6.25%) Juniper
9 9 (5.11%) Oracle
9 9 (5.11%) McAfee
10 8 (4.55%) Symantec
11 7 (3.98%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.98%) F5
12 6 (3.41%) Sourcefire
12 6 (3.41%) Qualys
13 5 (2.84%) Crossbeam
13 5 (2.84%) Websense
13 5 (2.84%) Mitel
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