The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3855 4089 4259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 18.20% 17.59% 19.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.11% 65.22% 66.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3257 3494 3627
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,875 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +2.50%
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6108 6270 6418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 28.84% 26.97% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5121 5278 5444
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Windows Salary Trend in the South East

Windows
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in the South East

Windows
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 908 £42,500 +6.25% 134
Surrey +3 878 £37,500 -2.59% 92
Hampshire -1 856 £40,000 +14.28% 92
Buckinghamshire -4 308 £37,000 -7.50% 39
West Sussex 0 262 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Oxfordshire +5 254 £40,000 +14.28% 34
Kent +4 210 £31,500 -23.63% 16
East Sussex -1 132 £37,500 - 12
Middlesex -16 20 £33,000 -30.52% 2
Sussex - 14 £57,500 - 1
M4 Corridor +8 6 £57,500 +121.15%
Home Counties +4 4 £67,500 +125.00%
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 3554 (44.84%) Microsoft
2 2572 (32.45%) Active Directory
3 2180 (27.50%) VMware
4 2118 (26.72%) SQL
5 2011 (25.37%) SQL Server
6 1987 (25.07%) Linux
7 1884 (23.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 1788 (22.56%) MS Excel
9 1437 (18.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1427 (18.00%) .NET
11 1367 (17.25%) ITIL
12 1344 (16.96%) MS Exchange
13 1329 (16.77%) C#
14 1299 (16.39%) Firewall
15 1220 (15.39%) Windows 7
16 1158 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 1149 (14.50%) Cisco
18 1136 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 1130 (14.26%) TCP/IP
20 1112 (14.03%) MS Office
21 1086 (13.70%) Citrix
22 1054 (13.30%) Degree
23 1034 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
24 1003 (12.65%) Finance
25 975 (12.30%) DNS
26 949 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
27 862 (10.88%) UNIX
28 855 (10.79%) JavaScript
29 823 (10.38%) Security Cleared
30 816 (10.30%) HTML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 1344 (16.96%) MS Exchange
2 651 (8.21%) IIS
3 625 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 620 (7.82%) SharePoint
5 327 (4.13%) Lync
6 326 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 299 (3.77%) Apache
8 270 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 216 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 188 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 159 (2.01%) Tomcat
12 123 (1.55%) WebSphere
13 97 (1.22%) JBoss
14 88 (1.11%) CMS
15 84 (1.06%) WebLogic
16 68 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
16 68 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
17 65 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
18 50 (0.63%) Node.js
19 47 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1788 (22.56%) MS Excel
2 1112 (14.03%) MS Office
3 78 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 73 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.38%) MS Project
6 26 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 10 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
10 8 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.10%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
12 6 (0.076%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.076%) SPSS
13 4 (0.050%) S-PLUS
14 3 (0.038%) Mingle
14 3 (0.038%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.025%) Mathematica
16 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 59 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.29%) assyst
3 22 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
8 8 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
8 8 (0.10%) Epicor Vantage
9 6 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.076%) Agresso
9 6 (0.076%) Maximo
10 5 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.063%) Cordys
11 4 (0.050%) Retail-J
11 4 (0.050%) GoldMine
12 3 (0.038%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 365 (4.61%) Office 365
2 228 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (2.04%) SaaS
4 152 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 58 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 50 (0.63%) IaaS
7 35 (0.44%) PaaS
8 13 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.11%) Google Apps
11 6 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.063%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.063%) IBM SmartCloud
12 5 (0.063%) Force.com
12 5 (0.063%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.050%) GitHub
14 3 (0.038%) Taleo
14 3 (0.038%) Dropbox
15 2 (0.025%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 1299 (16.39%) Firewall
2 1130 (14.26%) TCP/IP
3 975 (12.30%) DNS
4 802 (10.12%) SAN
5 740 (9.34%) WAN
6 699 (8.82%) LAN
7 656 (8.28%) DHCP
8 366 (4.62%) VPN
9 354 (4.47%) Internet
10 308 (3.89%) VoIP
11 249 (3.14%) Wireless
12 219 (2.76%) Network Security
13 205 (2.59%) NAS
14 190 (2.40%) VLAN
15 165 (2.08%) SSL
16 154 (1.94%) HTTP
17 125 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
18 121 (1.53%) iSCSI
19 107 (1.35%) SMTP
20 92 (1.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2011 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 359 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 280 (3.53%) MySQL
4 198 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 183 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 176 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 171 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 170 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 169 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 122 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 113 (1.43%) NoSQL
12 92 (1.16%) RDBMS
13 79 (1.00%) MongoDB
14 61 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 60 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
16 56 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
17 51 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
18 49 (0.62%) MS Access
19 48 (0.61%) Big Data
20 43 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 323 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 191 (2.41%) Subversion
3 175 (2.21%) NUnit
4 150 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 145 (1.83%) Git (software)
6 144 (1.82%) Moq
7 127 (1.60%) MSTest
8 120 (1.51%) Rhino Mocks
9 90 (1.14%) Eclipse
10 75 (0.95%) Selenium
11 70 (0.88%) JIRA
12 62 (0.78%) Jenkins
13 54 (0.68%) Maven
14 44 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 42 (0.53%) TeamCity
16 39 (0.49%) ReSharper
17 38 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
17 38 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
18 32 (0.40%) LoadRunner
18 32 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 1003 (12.65%) Finance
2 395 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 271 (3.42%) Retail
4 118 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 111 (1.40%) Electronics
6 100 (1.26%) Marketing
7 79 (1.00%) Legal
8 72 (0.91%) Banking
8 72 (0.91%) Back Office
9 71 (0.90%) Automotive
10 69 (0.87%) Law
11 65 (0.82%) Advertising
12 64 (0.81%) German Language
13 52 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 48 (0.61%) Publishing
15 45 (0.57%) French Language
16 41 (0.52%) Spanish Language
17 36 (0.45%) Games
18 32 (0.40%) Military
19 26 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1402 (17.69%) Developer
2 1176 (14.84%) Support Engineer
3 1096 (13.83%) Analyst
4 551 (6.95%) Support Analyst
5 515 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 484 (6.11%) .NET Developer
7 426 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 412 (5.20%) C# Developer
9 389 (4.91%) Administrator
10 380 (4.79%) IT Support
11 377 (4.76%) Technical Support
12 376 (4.74%) Software Engineer
13 365 (4.61%) Consultant
14 302 (3.81%) Software Developer
15 280 (3.53%) 1st Line Support
15 280 (3.53%) Service Analyst
16 278 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
17 265 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
18 252 (3.18%) Architect
19 251 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1427 (18.00%) .NET
2 816 (10.30%) HTML
3 792 (9.99%) ASP.NET
4 593 (7.48%) CSS
5 574 (7.24%) XML
6 459 (5.79%) Web Services
7 385 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 341 (4.30%) jQuery
9 329 (4.15%) WCF
10 295 (3.72%) WPF
11 268 (3.38%) WinForms
12 262 (3.31%) .NET Framework
13 226 (2.85%) HTML5
14 208 (2.62%) Ajax
15 165 (2.08%) JSON
16 155 (1.96%) SOAP
17 142 (1.79%) AngularJS
18 136 (1.72%) XSLT
19 130 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
20 127 (1.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 630 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 473 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 330 (4.16%) Blackberry
4 322 (4.06%) Clustering
5 229 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 177 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 168 (2.12%) Open Source
8 143 (1.80%) Replication
9 130 (1.64%) Thin Client
9 130 (1.64%) Fat Client
10 128 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 122 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
12 97 (1.22%) Mathematics
13 94 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 88 (1.11%) Algorithms
15 87 (1.10%) iPhone
16 85 (1.07%) User Experience
17 81 (1.02%) Statistics
18 79 (1.00%) Data Structures
19 70 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1987 (25.07%) Linux
2 1884 (23.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 1220 (15.39%) Windows 7
4 1158 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1136 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 862 (10.88%) UNIX
7 681 (8.59%) Windows XP
8 530 (6.69%) Windows 8
9 295 (3.72%) Android
10 268 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 235 (2.96%) Apple iOS
12 201 (2.54%) Solaris
13 183 (2.31%) CentOS
14 180 (2.27%) Windows Vista
15 155 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
16 148 (1.87%) Mac OS X
17 127 (1.60%) Windows 2000
18 103 (1.30%) AIX
19 84 (1.06%) Ubuntu
19 84 (1.06%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1367 (17.25%) ITIL
2 1034 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
3 674 (8.50%) Software Engineering
4 617 (7.78%) MVC
5 451 (5.69%) OO
6 406 (5.12%) Project Management
7 365 (4.61%) Scrum
8 347 (4.38%) TDD
9 306 (3.86%) Mentoring
10 283 (3.57%) Service Delivery
11 277 (3.49%) UML
12 274 (3.46%) Change Management
13 265 (3.34%) Incident Management
14 259 (3.27%) Service Management
15 248 (3.13%) Problem Management
16 239 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
17 236 (2.98%) Migration
18 216 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
19 211 (2.66%) CRM
20 210 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2118 (26.72%) SQL
2 1329 (16.77%) C#
3 855 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 692 (8.73%) Java
5 563 (7.10%) C++
6 552 (6.96%) PowerShell
7 325 (4.10%) Python
8 307 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 276 (3.48%) Perl
10 268 (3.38%) C
11 266 (3.36%) PHP
12 240 (3.03%) VB
13 200 (2.52%) VB.NET
14 159 (2.01%) Shell Script
15 156 (1.97%) Ruby
16 148 (1.87%) VBScript
17 123 (1.55%) Bash Shell
18 75 (0.95%) Objective-C
19 71 (0.90%) PL/SQL
20 58 (0.73%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1054 (13.30%) Degree
2 949 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 823 (10.38%) Security Cleared
4 672 (8.48%) MCSE
5 581 (7.33%) SC Cleared
6 545 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
7 438 (5.53%) CCNA
8 413 (5.21%) MCP
9 334 (4.21%) MCITP
10 330 (4.16%) DV Cleared
11 234 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 232 (2.93%) MCSA
13 169 (2.13%) CCNP
14 161 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
15 140 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
16 133 (1.68%) CCA
17 127 (1.60%) A+ Certification
18 121 (1.53%) CISSP
19 110 (1.39%) MCTS
20 78 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 682 (8.60%) SLA
2 200 (2.52%) QA
3 154 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 98 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 82 (1.03%) ISO 9001
6 68 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.35%) COBIT
8 14 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 12 (0.15%) GPG13
10 11 (0.14%) HL7
11 10 (0.13%) WCAG
12 9 (0.11%) Section 508
13 5 (0.063%) FISMA
14 4 (0.050%) DICOM
15 3 (0.038%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.038%) ISO 9000
16 2 (0.025%) COSO
16 2 (0.025%) IEC 61508
17 1 (0.013%) HMG Infosec
17 1 (0.013%) BS25999
System Software
1 2572 (32.45%) Active Directory
2 1437 (18.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 811 (10.23%) Hyper-V
4 484 (6.11%) vSphere
5 429 (5.41%) XenApp
6 241 (3.04%) VMware ESX
7 191 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 162 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 120 (1.51%) Terminal Services
10 98 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 97 (1.22%) vCloud
12 89 (1.12%) ISA Server
13 81 (1.02%) XenServer
14 59 (0.74%) Firmware
15 56 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 41 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
17 37 (0.47%) Terminal Server
18 35 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
19 33 (0.42%) Samba
20 28 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 519 (6.55%) SCCM
2 245 (3.09%) SCOM
3 210 (2.65%) Backup Exec
4 154 (1.94%) WSUS
5 145 (1.83%) Puppet
6 110 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 80 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
8 76 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 71 (0.90%) Tivoli
10 66 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
10 66 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
11 62 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 61 (0.77%) Nagios
13 56 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 50 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
15 44 (0.56%) ARCserve
15 44 (0.56%) Legato
16 42 (0.53%) SCVMM
17 40 (0.50%) HP SIM
18 37 (0.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3554 (44.84%) Microsoft
2 2180 (27.50%) VMware
3 1149 (14.50%) Cisco
4 1086 (13.70%) Citrix
5 753 (9.50%) HP
6 720 (9.08%) Oracle
7 298 (3.76%) Symantec
8 295 (3.72%) Red Hat
9 248 (3.13%) Juniper
10 236 (2.98%) IBM
11 226 (2.85%) Apple
12 214 (2.70%) NetApp
13 197 (2.49%) Dell
14 176 (2.22%) EMC
15 123 (1.55%) CheckPoint
16 121 (1.53%) McAfee
17 119 (1.50%) Avaya
17 119 (1.50%) SAP
18 114 (1.44%) Remedy
19 106 (1.34%) Sun
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