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

Location
3 months to
5 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 1137 904 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.73% 15.50% 16.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.96% 59.16% 58.73%
Number of salaries quoted 911 817 765
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 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,050 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £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
1806 1528 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.74% 26.20% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1476 1352 1317
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 5 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 5 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 +10 268 £34,500 -13.75% 31
Bristol -3 230 £34,500 -1.42% 34
Wiltshire +3 222 £30,000 -13.04% 39
Dorset +8 156 £35,000 +27.27% 19
Somerset +10 137 £32,500 - 19
Devon -1 79 £30,000 +7.14% 15
Cornwall 0 39 £21,000 -25.00% 4
Avon - 1 £36,500 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 907 (42.97%) Microsoft
2 681 (32.26%) Active Directory
3 610 (28.90%) VMware
4 547 (25.91%) SQL Server
5 525 (24.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 508 (24.06%) SQL
7 465 (22.03%) Linux
8 442 (20.94%) MS Excel
9 413 (19.56%) .NET
10 385 (18.24%) MS Exchange
11 378 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 374 (17.72%) ITIL
13 368 (17.43%) C#
14 359 (17.01%) Firewall
15 358 (16.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 358 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 327 (15.49%) Citrix
17 319 (15.11%) TCP/IP
18 314 (14.87%) MS Office
19 311 (14.73%) Cisco
20 310 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
21 278 (13.17%) Degree
22 274 (12.98%) IIS
23 259 (12.27%) ASP.NET
24 244 (11.56%) DNS
25 234 (11.08%) Finance
26 231 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
27 224 (10.61%) Windows 7
28 213 (10.09%) Oracle
29 205 (9.71%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 385 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 274 (12.98%) IIS
3 159 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 119 (5.64%) SharePoint
5 98 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 89 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 88 (4.17%) Lync
8 69 (3.27%) Apache
9 64 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 51 (2.42%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.99%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (0.85%) nginx
14 17 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.71%) Node.js
16 14 (0.66%) Umbraco
16 14 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
17 13 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2000
17 13 (0.62%) WorkSite
18 11 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 442 (20.94%) MS Excel
2 314 (14.87%) MS Office
3 16 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.38%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.24%) MS Project
9 4 (0.19%) InDesign
10 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 39 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.095%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.095%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.047%) SmartPlant
7 1 (0.047%) Summit
7 1 (0.047%) assyst
7 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.46%) Office 365
2 39 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.18%) SaaS
4 21 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.19%) IaaS
6 2 (0.095%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.047%) PaaS
7 1 (0.047%) Heroku
7 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.047%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.047%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.047%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 359 (17.01%) Firewall
2 319 (15.11%) TCP/IP
3 244 (11.56%) DNS
4 197 (9.33%) WAN
5 194 (9.19%) SAN
6 187 (8.86%) LAN
7 176 (8.34%) DHCP
8 173 (8.20%) VPN
9 77 (3.65%) Internet
10 62 (2.94%) Wireless
11 55 (2.61%) MPLS
12 54 (2.56%) VoIP
13 53 (2.51%) SSL
14 49 (2.32%) VLAN
14 49 (2.32%) Network Security
15 45 (2.13%) WLAN
16 44 (2.08%) HTTP
17 35 (1.66%) NAS
18 33 (1.56%) SMTP
18 33 (1.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (25.91%) SQL Server
2 130 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (4.22%) MySQL
4 65 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 58 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 50 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 45 (2.13%) Oracle Database
8 44 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (0.90%) Big Data
13 18 (0.85%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (0.71%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.33%) DB2
17 6 (0.28%) Informix
17 6 (0.28%) IDMS
17 6 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 94 (4.45%) Visual Studio
2 72 (3.41%) Subversion
3 70 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 43 (2.04%) NUnit
6 37 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
7 36 (1.71%) Jenkins
8 30 (1.42%) Hudson
9 22 (1.04%) Moq
9 22 (1.04%) JIRA
10 21 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 21 (0.99%) MSTest
11 18 (0.85%) Selenium
11 18 (0.85%) TeamCity
12 16 (0.76%) Log4Net
13 15 (0.71%) Bugzilla
14 12 (0.57%) Xcode
15 11 (0.52%) MSI
15 11 (0.52%) ClearCase
16 10 (0.47%) Eclipse
General
1 234 (11.08%) Finance
2 88 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 81 (3.84%) Advertising
4 46 (2.18%) Banking
5 41 (1.94%) Back Office
6 39 (1.85%) Military
7 38 (1.80%) Aerospace
7 38 (1.80%) Legal
8 31 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.33%) Games
10 25 (1.18%) Marketing
11 21 (0.99%) Electronics
12 16 (0.76%) Retail
13 15 (0.71%) Law
14 10 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.24%) German Language
16 4 (0.19%) Billing
16 4 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.14%) French Language
18 2 (0.095%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 369 (17.48%) Developer
2 341 (16.15%) Analyst
3 330 (15.63%) Support Engineer
4 171 (8.10%) Support Analyst
5 145 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 139 (6.58%) Consultant
7 133 (6.30%) Software Engineer
8 121 (5.73%) .NET Developer
9 116 (5.50%) IT Support
10 111 (5.26%) Software Developer
11 100 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
12 99 (4.69%) Administrator
13 97 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
14 95 (4.50%) Applications Support
15 76 (3.60%) C# Developer
16 69 (3.27%) Architect
17 67 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
18 66 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
19 63 (2.98%) DBA
20 61 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (19.56%) .NET
2 259 (12.27%) ASP.NET
3 189 (8.95%) HTML
4 170 (8.05%) CSS
5 127 (6.02%) Web Services
6 114 (5.40%) XML
7 96 (4.55%) WCF
8 91 (4.31%) .NET Framework
9 80 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 75 (3.55%) jQuery
11 64 (3.03%) WPF
12 62 (2.94%) WinForms
13 56 (2.65%) HTML5
14 48 (2.27%) Entity Framework
15 35 (1.66%) SOAP
16 33 (1.56%) Middleware
17 31 (1.47%) JSON
18 30 (1.42%) Software Packaging
18 30 (1.42%) J2EE
18 30 (1.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 159 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 103 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 78 (3.69%) Clustering
5 58 (2.75%) Mathematics
6 52 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 47 (2.23%) Blackberry
8 45 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.56%) Replication
10 31 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.37%) Fat Client
11 29 (1.37%) Open Source
11 29 (1.37%) Thin Client
11 29 (1.37%) N-Tier
12 25 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
13 23 (1.09%) Visualisation
14 21 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
14 21 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
15 20 (0.95%) User Experience
16 19 (0.90%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 525 (24.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 465 (22.03%) Linux
3 358 (16.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 358 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 224 (10.61%) Windows 7
5 151 (7.15%) UNIX
6 129 (6.11%) Windows 8
7 113 (5.35%) Windows XP
8 82 (3.88%) Windows Vista
9 75 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 64 (3.03%) Android
11 59 (2.79%) Apple iOS
12 55 (2.61%) CentOS
13 33 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 33 (1.56%) Windows 2000
14 27 (1.28%) Debian
15 26 (1.23%) Windows Phone
16 24 (1.14%) Solaris
16 24 (1.14%) Ubuntu
16 24 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (17.72%) ITIL
2 231 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (7.82%) Software Engineering
4 129 (6.11%) Configuration Management
5 115 (5.45%) Service Management
6 114 (5.40%) MVC
7 105 (4.97%) Migration
8 104 (4.93%) OO
9 103 (4.88%) Project Management
10 98 (4.64%) Scrum
11 95 (4.50%) Time Management
12 94 (4.45%) Service Delivery
13 83 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
14 69 (3.27%) CRM
15 68 (3.22%) TDD
16 62 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
17 61 (2.89%) DevOps
18 60 (2.84%) Unit Testing
19 59 (2.79%) Incident Management
19 59 (2.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 508 (24.06%) SQL
2 368 (17.43%) C#
3 192 (9.10%) JavaScript
4 173 (8.20%) Java
5 166 (7.86%) C++
6 101 (4.78%) PowerShell
7 100 (4.74%) C
8 92 (4.36%) Python
9 89 (4.22%) VB.NET
10 88 (4.17%) Perl
11 81 (3.84%) T-SQL
12 70 (3.32%) PHP
13 50 (2.37%) Bash Shell
14 42 (1.99%) Ruby
15 27 (1.28%) VB
16 23 (1.09%) Objective-C
17 19 (0.90%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.76%) Shell Script
19 14 (0.66%) XAML
20 12 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 310 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 278 (13.17%) Degree
3 205 (9.71%) Security Cleared
4 176 (8.34%) MCSE
5 122 (5.78%) SC Cleared
6 120 (5.68%) MCSA
7 104 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 100 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
9 86 (4.07%) CCNA
10 84 (3.98%) MCITP
11 83 (3.93%) DV Cleared
12 69 (3.27%) MCP
13 60 (2.84%) Citrix Certification
14 55 (2.61%) CCA
15 30 (1.42%) CCNP
16 25 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (1.04%) CCEA
18 21 (0.99%) CCEE
19 19 (0.90%) A+ Certification
20 18 (0.85%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.54%) SLA
2 55 (2.61%) QA
3 22 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.24%) WCAG
6 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.095%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.095%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.047%) Basel II
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 681 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 378 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (8.10%) Hyper-V
4 128 (6.06%) vSphere
5 126 (5.97%) XenApp
6 57 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 38 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (1.80%) XenDesktop
8 33 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 29 (1.37%) BitLocker
10 24 (1.14%) Terminal Services
11 23 (1.09%) XenServer
12 21 (0.99%) vCloud
13 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.71%) Samba
15 10 (0.47%) Postfix
16 8 (0.38%) NFS
17 7 (0.33%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.33%) Snort
17 7 (0.33%) qmail
Systems Management
1 175 (8.29%) SCCM
2 64 (3.03%) SCOM
3 60 (2.84%) Puppet
4 51 (2.42%) Backup Exec
5 32 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.37%) SCVMM
7 28 (1.33%) NetBackup
8 26 (1.23%) WSUS
9 21 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (0.95%) Nagios
11 16 (0.76%) Salt
12 15 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 15 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (0.66%) HP SIM
14 12 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
15 11 (0.52%) Tivoli
16 10 (0.47%) Windows Intune
16 10 (0.47%) Hyperic
16 10 (0.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 907 (42.97%) Microsoft
2 610 (28.90%) VMware
3 327 (15.49%) Citrix
4 311 (14.73%) Cisco
5 213 (10.09%) Oracle
6 130 (6.16%) HP
7 79 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 67 (3.17%) Symantec
9 60 (2.84%) Dell
9 60 (2.84%) IBM
10 56 (2.65%) Juniper
11 53 (2.51%) Avaya
12 42 (1.99%) Remedy
13 35 (1.66%) Sophos
14 33 (1.56%) EMC
15 31 (1.47%) NetApp
15 31 (1.47%) Apple
16 25 (1.18%) McAfee
17 22 (1.04%) AppSense
18 19 (0.90%) SAP
Somerset
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
NST Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £25-29,000 + Great Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £30-35,000 + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £30-35,000 + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Somerset
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £16231 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago