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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1129 906 839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.47% 15.44% 15.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.00% 59.68% 57.31%
Number of salaries quoted 918 820 747
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1764 1518 1464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.41% 25.88% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1474 1338 1304
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
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 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 22 May 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 22 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
Gloucestershire +8 256 £35,000 -12.50% 27
Wiltshire +4 237 £31,500 -5.97% 39
Bristol -2 236 £34,000 - 50
Somerset +9 141 £35,000 +8.52% 26
Dorset +9 134 £32,500 +8.33% 16
Devon -1 80 £28,500 +1.78% 16
Cornwall 0 40 £21,000 -12.50%
Avon - 1 £36,500 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 896 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 688 (32.32%) Active Directory
3 602 (28.28%) VMware
4 569 (26.73%) SQL Server
5 533 (25.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 520 (24.42%) SQL
7 465 (21.84%) Linux
8 428 (20.10%) .NET
8 428 (20.10%) MS Excel
9 389 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 386 (18.13%) MS Exchange
11 376 (17.66%) C#
11 376 (17.66%) ITIL
12 369 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 366 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 351 (16.49%) Firewall
15 334 (15.69%) TCP/IP
16 316 (14.84%) Citrix
17 310 (14.56%) MS Office
18 297 (13.95%) Cisco
19 291 (13.67%) IIS
20 290 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
21 286 (13.43%) Degree
22 263 (12.35%) DNS
23 258 (12.12%) ASP.NET
24 248 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
25 231 (10.85%) Windows 7
26 229 (10.76%) Finance
27 217 (10.19%) Oracle
28 203 (9.53%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 386 (18.13%) MS Exchange
2 291 (13.67%) IIS
3 162 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 131 (6.15%) SharePoint
5 101 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 98 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 72 (3.38%) Lync
8 69 (3.24%) Apache
9 64 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 58 (2.72%) Tomcat
11 27 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 22 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 21 (0.99%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.94%) nginx
15 19 (0.89%) Node.js
16 16 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (0.66%) WorkSite
17 14 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
17 14 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 428 (20.10%) MS Excel
2 310 (14.56%) MS Office
3 11 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.19%) MS Project
8 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.094%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 43 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.14%) Sage 1000
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.094%) Aareon QL
4 2 (0.094%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.047%) Summit
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.047%) assyst
5 1 (0.047%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 71 (3.33%) Office 365
2 35 (1.64%) SaaS
2 35 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.19%) IaaS
4 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.094%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.047%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 351 (16.49%) Firewall
2 334 (15.69%) TCP/IP
3 263 (12.35%) DNS
4 203 (9.53%) WAN
5 198 (9.30%) SAN
6 197 (9.25%) LAN
7 191 (8.97%) DHCP
8 171 (8.03%) VPN
9 76 (3.57%) Internet
10 71 (3.33%) Wireless
11 56 (2.63%) Network Security
12 55 (2.58%) VoIP
12 55 (2.58%) MPLS
13 54 (2.54%) WLAN
14 49 (2.30%) VLAN
15 48 (2.25%) SSL
16 42 (1.97%) HTTP
17 34 (1.60%) SMTP
18 31 (1.46%) NAS
19 30 (1.41%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 569 (26.73%) SQL Server
2 134 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (3.62%) MySQL
4 76 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 63 (2.96%) Relational Database
6 55 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (2.25%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.08%) Big Data
11 22 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (0.85%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.33%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.28%) IDMS
15 6 (0.28%) Informix
15 6 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 103 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 72 (3.38%) Subversion
3 69 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (2.58%) Git (software)
5 41 (1.93%) NUnit
6 37 (1.74%) Jenkins
6 37 (1.74%) Rhino Mocks
7 31 (1.46%) Hudson
8 22 (1.03%) Moq
9 21 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 21 (0.99%) MSTest
9 21 (0.99%) JIRA
10 20 (0.94%) Selenium
11 18 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 16 (0.75%) Log4Net
13 15 (0.70%) Bugzilla
14 14 (0.66%) ClearCase
15 13 (0.61%) Xcode
16 11 (0.52%) MSI
16 11 (0.52%) JMeter
General
1 229 (10.76%) Finance
2 85 (3.99%) Telecoms
3 84 (3.95%) Advertising
4 46 (2.16%) Back Office
5 44 (2.07%) Banking
6 41 (1.93%) Military
7 35 (1.64%) Legal
8 32 (1.50%) Aerospace
9 31 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.41%) Games
11 22 (1.03%) Marketing
12 17 (0.80%) Electronics
13 15 (0.70%) Law
14 13 (0.61%) Retail
15 10 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.28%) German Language
17 4 (0.19%) French Language
17 4 (0.19%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.14%) Automotive
18 3 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 373 (17.52%) Developer
2 346 (16.25%) Analyst
3 328 (15.41%) Support Engineer
4 168 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 159 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 134 (6.29%) Consultant
7 129 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 124 (5.82%) .NET Developer
9 114 (5.35%) IT Support
9 114 (5.35%) Software Developer
10 107 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 101 (4.74%) Applications Support
12 97 (4.56%) Administrator
12 97 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
13 71 (3.33%) C# Developer
14 70 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
14 70 (3.29%) Architect
15 63 (2.96%) DBA
16 62 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 58 (2.72%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (20.10%) .NET
2 258 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 194 (9.11%) HTML
4 174 (8.17%) CSS
5 137 (6.43%) Web Services
6 110 (5.17%) XML
7 98 (4.60%) .NET Framework
8 90 (4.23%) WCF
9 81 (3.80%) jQuery
10 77 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 62 (2.91%) WPF
12 61 (2.87%) HTML5
13 60 (2.82%) WinForms
14 48 (2.25%) Entity Framework
15 35 (1.64%) SOAP
15 35 (1.64%) JSON
16 33 (1.55%) Middleware
17 31 (1.46%) CSS3
18 30 (1.41%) Ajax
18 30 (1.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 155 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 88 (4.13%) Client/Server
4 82 (3.85%) Clustering
5 57 (2.68%) Mathematics
6 48 (2.25%) Blackberry
7 47 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 43 (2.02%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.69%) Replication
10 33 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (1.50%) Fat Client
11 32 (1.50%) Thin Client
12 27 (1.27%) N-Tier
13 25 (1.17%) Visualisation
14 24 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
15 23 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
16 22 (1.03%) User Experience
17 21 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
18 20 (0.94%) Graphic Design
18 20 (0.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 533 (25.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 465 (21.84%) Linux
3 389 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 369 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 231 (10.85%) Windows 7
6 156 (7.33%) UNIX
7 136 (6.39%) Windows 8
8 117 (5.50%) Windows XP
9 87 (4.09%) Windows Vista
10 74 (3.48%) Android
11 73 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 67 (3.15%) Apple iOS
13 55 (2.58%) CentOS
14 32 (1.50%) Windows 2000
15 30 (1.41%) Mac OS X
16 28 (1.32%) Windows Phone
16 28 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
16 28 (1.32%) Debian
17 23 (1.08%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (17.66%) ITIL
2 248 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (7.61%) Software Engineering
4 124 (5.82%) Configuration Management
5 117 (5.50%) Service Management
6 114 (5.35%) MVC
7 103 (4.84%) Scrum
8 102 (4.79%) Migration
9 100 (4.70%) Time Management
9 100 (4.70%) Service Delivery
10 98 (4.60%) Project Management
11 97 (4.56%) OO
12 83 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (3.19%) CRM
14 65 (3.05%) TDD
15 61 (2.87%) Unit Testing
15 61 (2.87%) DevOps
16 58 (2.72%) Technical Architecture
17 56 (2.63%) Mentoring
18 55 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 520 (24.42%) SQL
2 376 (17.66%) C#
3 195 (9.16%) JavaScript
4 190 (8.92%) Java
5 171 (8.03%) C++
6 112 (5.26%) C
7 106 (4.98%) PowerShell
8 89 (4.18%) VB.NET
9 87 (4.09%) T-SQL
10 82 (3.85%) Python
11 80 (3.76%) Perl
12 74 (3.48%) PHP
13 54 (2.54%) Bash Shell
14 47 (2.21%) Ruby
15 33 (1.55%) VB
16 29 (1.36%) PL/SQL
17 24 (1.13%) Objective-C
18 20 (0.94%) VBScript
19 18 (0.85%) XAML
20 15 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 290 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 286 (13.43%) Degree
3 203 (9.53%) Security Cleared
4 166 (7.80%) MCSE
5 115 (5.40%) SC Cleared
6 114 (5.35%) MCSA
7 106 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
8 101 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 93 (4.37%) CCNA
10 83 (3.90%) DV Cleared
11 80 (3.76%) MCITP
12 65 (3.05%) MCP
13 51 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
14 48 (2.25%) CCA
15 29 (1.36%) CCNP
16 28 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (1.08%) A+ Certification
18 20 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
19 18 (0.85%) MCSD
20 15 (0.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.31%) SLA
2 51 (2.40%) QA
3 21 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.33%) WCAG
6 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.094%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.047%) Basel II
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 688 (32.32%) Active Directory
2 366 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (8.31%) Hyper-V
4 134 (6.29%) vSphere
5 115 (5.40%) XenApp
6 54 (2.54%) VMware ESX
7 30 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 29 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 29 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.17%) XenServer
9 25 (1.17%) BitLocker
10 24 (1.13%) Terminal Services
11 18 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (0.80%) vCloud
13 16 (0.75%) Samba
14 12 (0.56%) Postfix
15 8 (0.38%) iptables
15 8 (0.38%) Snort
16 7 (0.33%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 193 (9.07%) SCCM
2 75 (3.52%) SCOM
3 58 (2.72%) Backup Exec
4 53 (2.49%) Puppet
5 34 (1.60%) NetBackup
6 31 (1.46%) SCVMM
7 28 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 25 (1.17%) WSUS
10 16 (0.75%) Salt
10 16 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (0.66%) Nagios
12 12 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 12 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
12 12 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.52%) SCDPM
13 11 (0.52%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.52%) Windows Intune
14 10 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 10 (0.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 896 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 602 (28.28%) VMware
3 316 (14.84%) Citrix
4 297 (13.95%) Cisco
5 217 (10.19%) Oracle
6 122 (5.73%) HP
7 77 (3.62%) Red Hat
8 72 (3.38%) Symantec
9 59 (2.77%) Dell
10 54 (2.54%) IBM
11 50 (2.35%) Avaya
12 49 (2.30%) Juniper
13 40 (1.88%) Remedy
14 33 (1.55%) Sophos
15 32 (1.50%) NetApp
16 31 (1.46%) Apple
17 26 (1.22%) McAfee
18 23 (1.08%) Veeam
19 22 (1.03%) EMC
20 18 (0.85%) 3PAR
Bristol, Somerset
Recruitment Partnership
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Gold
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Church International Ltd.
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Great Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £29400 - £37488 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
ITR-UK
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum + Company Van
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
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