The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 991 1078 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.57% 17.72% 17.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.93% 63.64% 60.48%
Number of salaries quoted 878 950 779
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1772 1694 1455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.63% 27.84% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1508 1448 1274
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Windows Salary Trend in the South West

Windows
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in the South West

Windows
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Wiltshire +2 262 £36,000 +35.84% 45
Bristol -9 220 £37,500 +15.38% 61
Gloucestershire -7 177 £37,500 +7.14% 32
Dorset 0 112 £29,500 -1.66% 25
Somerset -4 96 £32,500 - 20
Devon -3 70 £28,000 -20.00% 15
Cornwall +4 39 £32,500 +30.00% 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 817 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 615 (29.01%) VMware
3 607 (28.63%) Active Directory
4 554 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 500 (23.58%) SQL Server
6 483 (22.78%) SQL
7 471 (22.22%) Linux
8 443 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 432 (20.38%) MS Exchange
10 421 (19.86%) MS Excel
11 415 (19.58%) .NET
12 384 (18.11%) ITIL
13 351 (16.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 345 (16.27%) C#
15 335 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 334 (15.75%) Firewall
17 294 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
18 285 (13.44%) TCP/IP
19 274 (12.92%) Degree
20 269 (12.69%) Citrix
21 267 (12.59%) DNS
22 264 (12.45%) Windows 7
23 255 (12.03%) MS Office
24 246 (11.60%) Finance
25 225 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
26 224 (10.57%) Security Cleared
27 221 (10.42%) IIS
28 220 (10.38%) Java
29 219 (10.33%) Oracle
30 213 (10.05%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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
1 432 (20.38%) MS Exchange
2 221 (10.42%) IIS
3 209 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 136 (6.42%) SharePoint
5 124 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 117 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 73 (3.44%) Apache
8 72 (3.40%) Lync
9 61 (2.88%) Tomcat
10 54 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 29 (1.37%) WebSphere
12 28 (1.32%) Node.js
13 27 (1.27%) WebLogic
14 21 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (0.90%) nginx
16 14 (0.66%) JBoss
16 14 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.61%) WorkSite
18 12 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 421 (19.86%) MS Excel
2 255 (12.03%) MS Office
3 11 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.19%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.047%) HipChat
7 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.047%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 32 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.33%) Fredhopper
3 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.094%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.047%) Maximo
7 1 (0.047%) Summit
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.047%) Magento
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.74%) Office 365
2 51 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.26%) SaaS
4 20 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.71%) IaaS
6 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.094%) PaaS
8 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.047%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.047%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 334 (15.75%) Firewall
2 285 (13.44%) TCP/IP
3 267 (12.59%) DNS
4 212 (10.00%) SAN
5 188 (8.87%) LAN
6 182 (8.58%) DHCP
7 177 (8.35%) WAN
8 153 (7.22%) VPN
9 105 (4.95%) Internet
10 61 (2.88%) Wireless
11 58 (2.74%) Network Security
12 55 (2.59%) MPLS
13 53 (2.50%) VoIP
14 48 (2.26%) WLAN
15 46 (2.17%) SSL
16 44 (2.08%) IPsec
17 43 (2.03%) VLAN
18 39 (1.84%) HTTP
19 37 (1.75%) SMTP
20 32 (1.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (4.10%) MySQL
4 65 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 59 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 58 (2.74%) Oracle Database
7 53 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 43 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (1.37%) MongoDB
11 28 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (1.18%) Big Data
14 17 (0.80%) NoSQL
15 16 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
17 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
18 8 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
19 7 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 117 (5.52%) Visual Studio
2 64 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (2.36%) Git (software)
4 41 (1.93%) Subversion
5 27 (1.27%) Selenium
6 21 (0.99%) JIRA
7 20 (0.94%) ClearCase
8 19 (0.90%) NUnit
8 19 (0.90%) Jenkins
9 16 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
10 13 (0.61%) Moq
10 13 (0.61%) Hudson
10 13 (0.61%) Xcode
11 12 (0.57%) MSTest
12 10 (0.47%) Yeoman
12 10 (0.47%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.42%) JUnit
14 8 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (0.33%) JMeter
15 7 (0.33%) TestNG
General
1 246 (11.60%) Finance
2 93 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 51 (2.41%) Banking
4 49 (2.31%) Back Office
5 48 (2.26%) Advertising
6 47 (2.22%) Games
7 45 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.89%) Marketing
8 40 (1.89%) Law
9 38 (1.79%) Military
10 36 (1.70%) Legal
11 28 (1.32%) Aerospace
12 22 (1.04%) Electronics
13 14 (0.66%) Retail
14 12 (0.57%) Automotive
15 7 (0.33%) French Language
16 6 (0.28%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.19%) Local Government
18 3 (0.14%) German Language
18 3 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 374 (17.64%) Developer
2 357 (16.84%) Analyst
3 318 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 183 (8.63%) Support Analyst
5 164 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 130 (6.13%) Software Engineer
7 118 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 117 (5.52%) Software Developer
9 109 (5.14%) Consultant
10 94 (4.43%) IT Support
11 85 (4.01%) Applications Support
11 85 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
11 85 (4.01%) .NET Developer
12 83 (3.92%) C# Developer
13 82 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
14 75 (3.54%) Support Technician
15 74 (3.49%) Administrator
16 73 (3.44%) Service Analyst
17 71 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
18 64 (3.02%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (19.58%) .NET
2 182 (8.58%) HTML
3 174 (8.21%) ASP.NET
4 159 (7.50%) CSS
4 159 (7.50%) Web Services
5 96 (4.53%) XML
6 80 (3.77%) .NET Framework
6 80 (3.77%) jQuery
7 76 (3.58%) HTML5
8 59 (2.78%) JSON
9 58 (2.74%) WCF
10 57 (2.69%) WPF
11 53 (2.50%) J2EE
12 51 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 49 (2.31%) Middleware
14 47 (2.22%) Ajax
15 45 (2.12%) WinForms
16 42 (1.98%) CSS3
17 34 (1.60%) SOAP
18 29 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 79 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 64 (3.02%) Clustering
5 51 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 48 (2.26%) Blackberry
7 43 (2.03%) Mathematics
8 42 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 38 (1.79%) Visualisation
11 32 (1.51%) Client/Server
12 31 (1.46%) PKI
12 31 (1.46%) User Experience
13 30 (1.42%) iPhone
14 28 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
15 26 (1.23%) Xbox
15 26 (1.23%) Replication
16 24 (1.13%) iPad
17 22 (1.04%) Fat Client
17 22 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 554 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 471 (22.22%) Linux
3 443 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 351 (16.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 264 (12.45%) Windows 7
6 177 (8.35%) UNIX
7 149 (7.03%) Windows 8
8 132 (6.23%) Android
9 121 (5.71%) Apple iOS
10 116 (5.47%) Windows XP
11 80 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 70 (3.30%) Windows Phone
13 67 (3.16%) Windows Vista
14 40 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
15 35 (1.65%) CentOS
16 31 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
17 25 (1.18%) Windows 2000
18 20 (0.94%) Solaris
19 18 (0.85%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (18.11%) ITIL
2 294 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (8.44%) Software Engineering
4 133 (6.27%) Scrum
5 112 (5.28%) Service Delivery
6 110 (5.19%) SDLC
7 109 (5.14%) Service Management
8 102 (4.81%) Project Management
9 101 (4.76%) MVC
10 98 (4.62%) Configuration Management
11 94 (4.43%) OO
12 92 (4.34%) Migration
13 80 (3.77%) TDD
14 77 (3.63%) Time Management
15 74 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (3.49%) iOS Development
16 73 (3.44%) Unit Testing
17 70 (3.30%) Android Development
18 65 (3.07%) MVVM
19 63 (2.97%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 483 (22.78%) SQL
2 345 (16.27%) C#
3 220 (10.38%) Java
4 176 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 166 (7.83%) C++
6 138 (6.51%) C
7 97 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 80 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 72 (3.40%) PHP
10 71 (3.35%) T-SQL
11 66 (3.11%) Python
12 64 (3.02%) Perl
13 45 (2.12%) PL/SQL
14 40 (1.89%) Ruby
15 36 (1.70%) Bash Shell
16 35 (1.65%) VBScript
17 30 (1.42%) VB
18 28 (1.32%) XAML
18 28 (1.32%) Objective-C
19 10 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 274 (12.92%) Degree
2 225 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 224 (10.57%) Security Cleared
4 152 (7.17%) MCSE
5 102 (4.81%) MCSA
5 102 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 99 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 81 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
8 80 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 68 (3.21%) CCNA
10 57 (2.69%) Citrix Certification
11 56 (2.64%) MCP
11 56 (2.64%) MCITP
12 46 (2.17%) CCA
13 26 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (1.18%) A+ Certification
14 25 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
14 25 (1.18%) CCEA
14 25 (1.18%) CCEE
15 19 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (6.70%) SLA
2 50 (2.36%) QA
3 10 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.38%) WCAG
4 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.047%) Basel II
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
System Software
1 607 (28.63%) Active Directory
2 335 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (8.07%) Hyper-V
4 140 (6.60%) vSphere
5 116 (5.47%) XenApp
6 52 (2.45%) VMware ESX
7 31 (1.46%) Terminal Services
8 28 (1.32%) XenServer
9 19 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 15 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.71%) Firmware
11 15 (0.71%) BitLocker
11 15 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.66%) vCloud
13 13 (0.61%) Postfix
14 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.47%) Snort
16 9 (0.42%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.42%) Samba
Systems Management
1 163 (7.69%) SCCM
2 99 (4.67%) SCOM
3 68 (3.21%) Backup Exec
4 66 (3.11%) NetBackup
5 50 (2.36%) WSUS
6 34 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 25 (1.18%) Puppet
8 24 (1.13%) HP SIM
8 24 (1.13%) Nagios
9 19 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 17 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
11 14 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 11 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (0.52%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.47%) Zenoss
14 10 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
15 9 (0.42%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.42%) Windows Intune
16 8 (0.38%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 817 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 615 (29.01%) VMware
3 269 (12.69%) Citrix
4 219 (10.33%) Oracle
5 213 (10.05%) Cisco
6 123 (5.80%) HP
7 92 (4.34%) Symantec
8 61 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 55 (2.59%) Dell
10 54 (2.55%) IBM
11 51 (2.41%) Avaya
12 47 (2.22%) Juniper
13 40 (1.89%) NetApp
13 40 (1.89%) EMC
14 36 (1.70%) Remedy
14 36 (1.70%) Sophos
15 35 (1.65%) Apple
16 33 (1.56%) Xamarin
17 26 (1.23%) McAfee
18 25 (1.18%) AppSense
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
BAE Systems
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Reed Technology
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Earth Stream Global
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago