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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 993 833 1022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.44% 15.47% 18.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.33% 55.20% 57.55%
Number of salaries quoted 894 718 895
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
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
1568 1509 1776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.96% 28.03% 31.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1384 1285 1517
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +3 230 £35,000 - 24
Bristol -5 215 £35,000 - 62
Wiltshire +7 202 £35,000 -2.09% 31
Dorset +4 190 £34,000 +4.61% 37
Devon +1 73 £34,000 +36.00% 6
Somerset -12 56 £31,000 -17.33% 15
Cornwall +6 20 £30,000 - 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 850 (40.71%) Microsoft
2 666 (31.90%) Active Directory
3 608 (29.12%) VMware
4 542 (25.96%) SQL
5 522 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 512 (24.52%) Linux
7 463 (22.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 413 (19.78%) MS Excel
9 408 (19.54%) MS Exchange
10 400 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 384 (18.39%) Firewall
12 356 (17.05%) ITIL
13 348 (16.67%) .NET
14 344 (16.48%) C#
15 324 (15.52%) TCP/IP
16 299 (14.32%) Citrix
17 298 (14.27%) Degree
18 292 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
18 292 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
19 274 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 268 (12.84%) MS Office
21 255 (12.21%) Cisco
22 241 (11.54%) DNS
23 235 (11.25%) Finance
24 231 (11.06%) Windows 7
25 225 (10.78%) C++
26 213 (10.20%) ASP.NET
27 209 (10.01%) LAN
28 204 (9.77%) HTML
28 204 (9.77%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 408 (19.54%) MS Exchange
2 194 (9.29%) IIS
3 164 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 117 (5.60%) SharePoint
5 115 (5.51%) Lync
6 109 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 87 (4.17%) Apache
8 86 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 75 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 56 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 33 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2000
12 32 (1.53%) Tomcat
13 25 (1.20%) Umbraco
14 24 (1.15%) CMS
15 19 (0.91%) Drupal
16 18 (0.86%) ExpressionEngine
17 13 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
19 11 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 413 (19.78%) MS Excel
2 268 (12.84%) MS Office
3 27 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.25%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.38%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.34%) MS Project
8 6 (0.29%) InDesign
8 6 (0.29%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.096%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.048%) Simulink
10 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 30 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.29%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.24%) assyst
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.096%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.096%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.048%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.048%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.048%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.048%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.68%) Office 365
2 31 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.67%) GitHub
4 11 (0.53%) SaaS
5 8 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.19%) IaaS
7 2 (0.096%) PaaS
7 2 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.096%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.048%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.048%) Heroku
8 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.048%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 384 (18.39%) Firewall
2 324 (15.52%) TCP/IP
3 241 (11.54%) DNS
4 209 (10.01%) LAN
5 202 (9.67%) WAN
6 197 (9.43%) DHCP
7 190 (9.10%) SAN
8 176 (8.43%) VPN
9 108 (5.17%) Internet
10 68 (3.26%) SSL
11 64 (3.07%) Network Security
12 53 (2.54%) HTTP
13 52 (2.49%) VLAN
14 50 (2.39%) VoIP
15 48 (2.30%) FTP
16 46 (2.20%) LDAP
17 44 (2.11%) SMTP
18 43 (2.06%) NAS
18 43 (2.06%) MPLS
18 43 (2.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 115 (5.51%) MySQL
3 99 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 39 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.53%) DB2
13 8 (0.38%) CouchDB
13 8 (0.38%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.38%) MS Access
14 7 (0.34%) Big Data
14 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.34%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 72 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 65 (3.11%) Git (software)
3 56 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (2.35%) Subversion
5 44 (2.11%) NUnit
6 31 (1.48%) Rhino Mocks
7 28 (1.34%) Jenkins
8 23 (1.10%) MSTest
8 23 (1.10%) Moq
9 22 (1.05%) Hudson
10 19 (0.91%) JIRA
11 15 (0.72%) Xcode
12 14 (0.67%) Selenium
12 14 (0.67%) JUnit
13 13 (0.62%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.62%) Bugzilla
14 10 (0.48%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.43%) MSBuild
15 9 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 8 (0.38%) PEAR
General
1 235 (11.25%) Finance
2 62 (2.97%) Advertising
3 56 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.35%) Banking
5 44 (2.11%) Retail
6 37 (1.77%) Aerospace
7 36 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.58%) Games
9 28 (1.34%) Back Office
10 24 (1.15%) Legal
11 23 (1.10%) Marketing
12 21 (1.01%) Electronics
13 13 (0.62%) Military
14 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.34%) French Language
15 4 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.14%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.14%) Law
16 3 (0.14%) Publishing
16 3 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 351 (16.81%) Developer
2 318 (15.23%) Analyst
3 300 (14.37%) Support Engineer
4 175 (8.38%) Consultant
5 174 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 171 (8.19%) Software Engineer
7 124 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 111 (5.32%) IT Support
9 99 (4.74%) .NET Developer
10 86 (4.12%) Software Developer
11 85 (4.07%) Architect
11 85 (4.07%) Administrator
11 85 (4.07%) C++ Software Engineer
12 83 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
13 80 (3.83%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 79 (3.78%) Technical Support
15 77 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
16 76 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
17 72 (3.45%) Applications Support
18 69 (3.30%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (16.67%) .NET
2 213 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 204 (9.77%) HTML
4 158 (7.57%) CSS
5 132 (6.32%) Web Services
6 121 (5.80%) XML
7 82 (3.93%) .NET Framework
8 81 (3.88%) WCF
9 71 (3.40%) WPF
9 71 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 67 (3.21%) WinForms
11 65 (3.11%) jQuery
12 39 (1.87%) HTML5
13 31 (1.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 30 (1.44%) Qt
15 26 (1.25%) SOAP
16 25 (1.20%) LINQ
17 24 (1.15%) MFC
18 23 (1.10%) Unity DI Container
18 23 (1.10%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 171 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.46%) Computer Science
3 86 (4.12%) Client/Server
4 84 (4.02%) Blackberry
5 75 (3.59%) Clustering
6 66 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 46 (2.20%) Mathematics
8 42 (2.01%) Open Source
9 41 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 29 (1.39%) iPad
11 27 (1.29%) Fat Client
11 27 (1.29%) Thin Client
12 23 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
12 23 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
13 22 (1.05%) User Experience
14 21 (1.01%) iPhone
14 21 (1.01%) Statistics
15 19 (0.91%) Replication
16 18 (0.86%) N-Tier
16 18 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 512 (24.52%) Linux
2 463 (22.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 292 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 274 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 231 (11.06%) Windows 7
6 160 (7.66%) UNIX
7 125 (5.99%) Windows XP
8 105 (5.03%) Windows 8
9 75 (3.59%) Apple iOS
10 66 (3.16%) Android
10 66 (3.16%) Windows Vista
11 65 (3.11%) Mac OS X
12 51 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 42 (2.01%) CentOS
14 37 (1.77%) Solaris
15 35 (1.68%) Windows Phone
16 30 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 26 (1.25%) Ubuntu
18 24 (1.15%) Debian
19 19 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (17.05%) ITIL
2 200 (9.58%) Software Engineering
3 191 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (6.32%) OO
5 116 (5.56%) MVC
6 98 (4.69%) Configuration Management
7 89 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 87 (4.17%) Project Management
9 84 (4.02%) Service Management
9 84 (4.02%) Service Delivery
9 84 (4.02%) Scrum
10 83 (3.98%) Time Management
11 80 (3.83%) TDD
11 80 (3.83%) OOP
12 77 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
13 70 (3.35%) Change Management
13 70 (3.35%) Mentoring
14 68 (3.26%) Migration
15 65 (3.11%) OOD
16 62 (2.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 542 (25.96%) SQL
2 344 (16.48%) C#
3 225 (10.78%) C++
4 184 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 131 (6.27%) Java
6 106 (5.08%) Python
7 98 (4.69%) PowerShell
8 91 (4.36%) Perl
9 83 (3.98%) PHP
10 73 (3.50%) C
10 73 (3.50%) VB.NET
11 65 (3.11%) T-SQL
12 64 (3.07%) Bash Shell
13 45 (2.16%) VB
14 26 (1.25%) Ruby
15 23 (1.10%) Objective-C
16 20 (0.96%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.62%) XAML
18 13 (0.62%) VB6
Qualifications
1 298 (14.27%) Degree
2 292 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 204 (9.77%) Security Cleared
4 143 (6.85%) MCSE
5 131 (6.27%) SC Cleared
6 127 (6.08%) MCP
7 118 (5.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 96 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
9 93 (4.45%) MCSA
10 91 (4.36%) MCITP
11 77 (3.69%) CCNA
12 68 (3.26%) Citrix Certification
13 60 (2.87%) CCA
14 55 (2.63%) DV Cleared
15 31 (1.48%) CCNP
16 30 (1.44%) CCEA
17 29 (1.39%) CCEE
18 26 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 24 (1.15%) MCTS
20 20 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (7.38%) SLA
2 61 (2.92%) QA
3 16 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 666 (31.90%) Active Directory
2 400 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (7.76%) Hyper-V
4 123 (5.89%) XenApp
5 87 (4.17%) vSphere
6 84 (4.02%) VMware ESX
7 61 (2.92%) XenDesktop
8 51 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (1.96%) Terminal Services
10 32 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 27 (1.29%) vCloud
12 21 (1.01%) XenServer
13 19 (0.91%) ISA Server
13 19 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (0.62%) UAG
15 12 (0.57%) Samba
16 8 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
17 7 (0.34%) KVM
17 7 (0.34%) MetaFrame
17 7 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 165 (7.90%) SCCM
2 85 (4.07%) SCOM
3 48 (2.30%) Puppet
4 41 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 39 (1.87%) Nagios
6 34 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (1.39%) WSUS
7 29 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 26 (1.25%) NetBackup
8 26 (1.25%) SCVMM
9 22 (1.05%) HP SIM
10 18 (0.86%) OpenView
11 16 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
13 12 (0.57%) SCSM
13 12 (0.57%) Salt
14 10 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 9 (0.43%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 850 (40.71%) Microsoft
2 608 (29.12%) VMware
3 299 (14.32%) Citrix
4 255 (12.21%) Cisco
5 169 (8.09%) Oracle
6 105 (5.03%) HP
7 69 (3.30%) Dell
8 63 (3.02%) IBM
9 60 (2.87%) Red Hat
10 58 (2.78%) Juniper
11 56 (2.68%) Symantec
12 50 (2.39%) Avaya
13 48 (2.30%) EMC
14 46 (2.20%) Apple
15 44 (2.11%) CheckPoint
16 30 (1.44%) AppSense
16 30 (1.44%) Remedy
17 28 (1.34%) NetApp
18 26 (1.25%) SAP
19 23 (1.10%) Adobe
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Truro, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 plus 27 Days Holiday.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Package up to £30k plus car
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £22500 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Westek Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Laptop, Phone
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum with added bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago