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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Permanent jobs citing Windows 86 134 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 15.38% 26.27% 8.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.78% 78.82% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 76 124 46
Average salary £40,750 £38,750 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.16% +6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
115 170 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 20.57% 33.33% 19.63%
Number of salaries quoted 96 159 106
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £58,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 July 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Slough

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 94 (46.53%) Linux
2 71 (35.15%) ITIL
3 64 (31.68%) SQL
4 61 (30.20%) Microsoft
4 61 (30.20%) VMware
5 58 (28.71%) Active Directory
6 47 (23.27%) Firewall
7 45 (22.28%) Data Centre
8 40 (19.80%) SLA
9 39 (19.31%) Cisco
10 34 (16.83%) SQL Server
11 32 (15.84%) UNIX
12 31 (15.35%) Windows 7
13 30 (14.85%) Incident Management
13 30 (14.85%) Finance
14 29 (14.36%) IBM
14 29 (14.36%) TCP/IP
15 28 (13.86%) MS Office
16 27 (13.37%) PCI DSS
16 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (12.87%) Citrix
18 25 (12.38%) CISSP
18 25 (12.38%) vSphere
19 24 (11.88%) SAN
20 23 (11.39%) .NET
20 23 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
20 23 (11.39%) Penetration Testing
21 22 (10.89%) Root Cause Analysis
21 22 (10.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
21 22 (10.89%) Internet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 18 (8.91%) MS Exchange
1 18 (8.91%) Lync
2 15 (7.43%) IIS
3 10 (4.95%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.99%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.99%) CMS
7 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.99%) WordPress
7 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.50%) Drupal
8 1 (0.50%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.50%) FormScape
8 1 (0.50%) Site Server
Applications
1 28 (13.86%) MS Office
2 17 (8.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.99%) MS Project
6 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) assyst
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.96%) SaaS
1 8 (3.96%) Office 365
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.27%) Firewall
2 29 (14.36%) TCP/IP
3 24 (11.88%) SAN
4 23 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (10.89%) Internet
6 18 (8.91%) VPN
7 17 (8.42%) Fibre Channel
7 17 (8.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (7.43%) LAN
8 15 (7.43%) WAN
9 14 (6.93%) Ethernet
10 13 (6.44%) DNS
11 12 (5.94%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (5.94%) FCoE
12 11 (5.45%) DHCP
13 10 (4.95%) Network Security
14 8 (3.96%) Wireless
15 7 (3.47%) VLAN
16 6 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (2.97%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (4.46%) MySQL
4 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (1.49%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.49%) DB2
6 3 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.49%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (14.85%) Finance
2 21 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.42%) Banking
4 16 (7.92%) Retail
5 11 (5.45%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.49%) Military
7 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.99%) Legal
8 2 (0.99%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (18.81%) Analyst
2 28 (13.86%) Support Engineer
3 18 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (7.43%) Support Analyst
5 14 (6.93%) Developer
6 13 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.44%) Security Engineer
7 12 (5.94%) Security Analyst
8 11 (5.45%) Applications Support
8 11 (5.45%) Consultant
8 11 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.95%) Tester
9 10 (4.95%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.95%) Penetration Tester
9 10 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) IT Support
10 9 (4.46%) Team Leader
11 8 (3.96%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.96%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.39%) .NET
2 18 (8.91%) XML
3 12 (5.94%) SOAP
4 11 (5.45%) Web Services
5 9 (4.46%) HTML
6 8 (3.96%) STL
6 8 (3.96%) CSS
6 8 (3.96%) WinForms
7 6 (2.97%) Ajax
8 5 (2.48%) WPF
9 4 (1.98%) jQuery
9 4 (1.98%) JSON
9 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.49%) Middleware
11 2 (0.99%) LAMP
11 2 (0.99%) XSL
11 2 (0.99%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.99%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.28%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.92%) Management Information System
4 15 (7.43%) FlexPod
5 13 (6.44%) e-Health
6 12 (5.94%) Enterprise Cloud
7 8 (3.96%) iPhone
8 7 (3.47%) Online Banking
8 7 (3.47%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.47%) Blackberry
8 7 (3.47%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (2.97%) iPad
9 6 (2.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (2.48%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.98%) FMCG
12 3 (1.49%) HP Storage
12 3 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
13 2 (0.99%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.99%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 94 (46.53%) Linux
2 32 (15.84%) UNIX
3 31 (15.35%) Windows 7
4 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (7.43%) Data ONTAP
6 10 (4.95%) Windows 8
6 10 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.47%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.97%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.97%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.48%) AIX
9 5 (2.48%) Solaris
10 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.50%) OS/400
11 1 (0.50%) CentOS
11 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (35.15%) ITIL
2 30 (14.85%) Incident Management
3 23 (11.39%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (10.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 22 (10.89%) Information Security
5 21 (10.40%) Mentoring
6 19 (9.41%) Coaching
7 16 (7.92%) Problem Management
7 16 (7.92%) Risk Analysis
8 15 (7.43%) Security Architecture
8 15 (7.43%) Project Management
9 14 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.44%) Service Management
10 13 (6.44%) CRM
11 12 (5.94%) SIEM
12 11 (5.45%) Change Management
13 10 (4.95%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.46%) Ethical Hacking
14 9 (4.46%) OO
14 9 (4.46%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.68%) SQL
2 18 (8.91%) PHP
3 17 (8.42%) JavaScript
3 17 (8.42%) C#
4 15 (7.43%) Python
5 14 (6.93%) Perl
6 13 (6.44%) Ruby
7 12 (5.94%) Java
8 11 (5.45%) PowerShell
9 10 (4.95%) T-SQL
9 10 (4.95%) C++
10 9 (4.46%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.96%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.96%) VC++
11 8 (3.96%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.49%) ABAP
13 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (12.38%) CISSP
2 22 (10.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (7.43%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (7.43%) Degree
6 12 (5.94%) MCSE
7 11 (5.45%) CCNA
8 10 (4.95%) MCP
8 10 (4.95%) OSCP
8 10 (4.95%) OSCE
9 9 (4.46%) Security Cleared
9 9 (4.46%) MCITP
10 5 (2.48%) MCSA
11 3 (1.49%) CCIE
11 3 (1.49%) CCNP
11 3 (1.49%) CISM
12 2 (0.99%) CIMA
12 2 (0.99%) GCIA
12 2 (0.99%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (19.80%) SLA
2 27 (13.37%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (4.46%) HIPAA
5 6 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.98%) QA
7 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.38%) vSphere
3 20 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.95%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.47%) XenApp
6 5 (2.48%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.98%) Samba
7 4 (1.98%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.50%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.50%) Snort
8 1 (0.50%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.50%) Xen
8 1 (0.50%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 12 (5.94%) SCCM
2 6 (2.97%) DameWare
2 6 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.48%) Puppet
3 5 (2.48%) WSUS
3 5 (2.48%) Plesk
3 5 (2.48%) cPanel
3 5 (2.48%) Webmin
4 4 (1.98%) Nessus
5 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (30.20%) Microsoft
1 61 (30.20%) VMware
2 39 (19.31%) Cisco
3 29 (14.36%) IBM
4 26 (12.87%) Citrix
5 15 (7.43%) NetApp
5 15 (7.43%) Oracle
5 15 (7.43%) HP
6 13 (6.44%) CA
7 12 (5.94%) Dell
8 11 (5.45%) Juniper
8 11 (5.45%) McAfee
9 9 (4.46%) Apple
10 6 (2.97%) Mitel
10 6 (2.97%) Remedy
10 6 (2.97%) Bomgar
10 6 (2.97%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.97%) Dell KACE
11 5 (2.48%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.48%) 3PAR
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