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 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1113 977 1051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.76% 18.65% 19.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.73% 64.07% 63.28%
Number of salaries quoted 954 867 933
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,872 £21,625
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
1668 1525 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.62% 29.10% 30.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1409 1337 1439
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 17 October 2014.

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 17 October 2014. 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
Bristol -1 299 £32,500 -7.14% 68
Gloucestershire +4 204 £36,000 +10.76% 52
Wiltshire +2 199 £30,000 -14.28% 26
Somerset 0 170 £32,000 -14.66% 39
Dorset -1 132 £32,500 - 30
Devon -1 84 £32,250 -9.15% 12
Cornwall +4 17 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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.

1 881 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 637 (29.56%) Active Directory
3 596 (27.66%) SQL Server
4 595 (27.61%) VMware
5 536 (24.87%) SQL
6 512 (23.76%) Linux
7 500 (23.20%) MS Excel
8 480 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 425 (19.72%) MS Exchange
10 400 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 339 (15.73%) Firewall
12 333 (15.45%) C#
13 330 (15.31%) Degree
14 318 (14.76%) ITIL
15 300 (13.92%) .NET
16 299 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
17 286 (13.27%) Citrix
18 282 (13.09%) TCP/IP
19 278 (12.90%) Windows 7
20 270 (12.53%) MS Office
21 268 (12.44%) Windows Server 2012
22 261 (12.11%) IIS
23 250 (11.60%) C++
24 243 (11.28%) Cisco
24 243 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
25 236 (10.95%) DNS
26 231 (10.72%) Finance
27 220 (10.21%) Software Engineering
28 212 (9.84%) SAN
28 212 (9.84%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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
1 425 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 261 (12.11%) IIS
3 202 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 124 (5.75%) SharePoint
5 96 (4.45%) Lync
6 92 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 92 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 88 (4.08%) Apache
8 87 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
9 74 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 66 (3.06%) Commerce Server
11 48 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 41 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2000
13 27 (1.25%) Tomcat
14 21 (0.97%) IBM Notes
15 19 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (0.84%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.60%) CMS
18 12 (0.56%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 500 (23.20%) MS Excel
2 270 (12.53%) MS Office
3 31 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.84%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.46%) MS Project
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.14%) InDesign
9 2 (0.093%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.046%) Simulink
10 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.046%) Revit
10 1 (0.046%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 66 (3.06%) Fredhopper
2 16 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.23%) assyst
5 4 (0.19%) Maximo
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.19%) AWD
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.093%) SalesLogix
7 2 (0.093%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.093%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.093%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.046%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.046%) Magento
8 1 (0.046%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.046%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.23%) Office 365
2 25 (1.16%) SaaS
3 19 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.65%) GitHub
5 9 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.23%) IaaS
9 3 (0.14%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.093%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 339 (15.73%) Firewall
2 282 (13.09%) TCP/IP
3 236 (10.95%) DNS
4 212 (9.84%) SAN
5 199 (9.23%) LAN
6 197 (9.14%) Internet
7 186 (8.63%) DHCP
8 185 (8.58%) WAN
9 156 (7.24%) VPN
10 63 (2.92%) Network Security
11 58 (2.69%) SSL
12 55 (2.55%) NAS
13 54 (2.51%) SMTP
14 50 (2.32%) VoIP
15 47 (2.18%) HTTP
16 43 (2.00%) FTP
17 39 (1.81%) VLAN
18 32 (1.48%) WLAN
19 29 (1.35%) Ethernet
19 29 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 124 (5.75%) MySQL
3 103 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 93 (4.32%) Relational Database
5 52 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 49 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (1.35%) RDBMS
9 22 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 19 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (0.56%) DB2
12 11 (0.51%) MS Access
13 10 (0.46%) Big Data
14 9 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.32%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 69 (3.20%) Visual Studio
2 40 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (1.76%) Git (software)
4 36 (1.67%) NUnit
5 35 (1.62%) Subversion
6 27 (1.25%) Moq
7 25 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
7 25 (1.16%) MSTest
8 15 (0.70%) Xcode
9 14 (0.65%) MSBuild
10 12 (0.56%) Bugzilla
11 11 (0.51%) Selenium
12 10 (0.46%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.42%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.37%) Hudson
14 8 (0.37%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.32%) Ant
15 7 (0.32%) JUnit
15 7 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (0.32%) TestNG
General
1 231 (10.72%) Finance
2 104 (4.83%) Retail
3 92 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 36 (1.67%) Banking
6 35 (1.62%) Advertising
7 32 (1.48%) Legal
8 31 (1.44%) Games
9 28 (1.30%) Electronics
10 21 (0.97%) Marketing
11 20 (0.93%) Back Office
12 15 (0.70%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.60%) Military
14 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.42%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.37%) French Language
16 8 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.37%) Publishing
17 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 408 (18.93%) Analyst
2 309 (14.34%) Support Engineer
3 307 (14.25%) Developer
4 174 (8.07%) Support Analyst
5 169 (7.84%) Software Engineer
6 146 (6.77%) Consultant
7 121 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 113 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 113 (5.24%) IT Support
9 103 (4.78%) .NET Developer
10 99 (4.59%) Technical Support
11 88 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
12 81 (3.76%) Applications Support
12 81 (3.76%) Architect
13 76 (3.53%) C++ Software Engineer
14 74 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
14 74 (3.43%) Administrator
15 72 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 68 (3.16%) Software Developer
17 67 (3.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (13.92%) .NET
2 208 (9.65%) HTML
3 166 (7.70%) XML
4 165 (7.66%) ASP.NET
5 116 (5.38%) CSS
6 114 (5.29%) Web Services
7 74 (3.43%) WPF
8 59 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 57 (2.65%) WCF
10 53 (2.46%) WinForms
11 51 (2.37%) .NET Framework
12 48 (2.23%) jQuery
13 28 (1.30%) HTML5
14 25 (1.16%) Spring.NET
14 25 (1.16%) Castle Windsor
14 25 (1.16%) Ninject
14 25 (1.16%) Unity DI Container
15 24 (1.11%) REST
15 24 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 24 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 164 (7.61%) Computer Science
2 150 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.67%) Blackberry
4 62 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 50 (2.32%) Client/Server
5 50 (2.32%) Clustering
6 46 (2.13%) Mathematics
7 42 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 34 (1.58%) User Experience
9 29 (1.35%) iPad
10 27 (1.25%) Fat Client
10 27 (1.25%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
11 25 (1.16%) Digital Media
12 21 (0.97%) Open Source
13 20 (0.93%) Algorithms
14 19 (0.88%) iPhone
15 17 (0.79%) Statistics
16 16 (0.74%) Replication
17 15 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 512 (23.76%) Linux
2 480 (22.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 299 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 278 (12.90%) Windows 7
5 268 (12.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 201 (9.33%) UNIX
7 171 (7.94%) Windows XP
8 132 (6.13%) Windows 8
9 76 (3.53%) Apple iOS
10 73 (3.39%) Windows Vista
11 66 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 65 (3.02%) Android
13 58 (2.69%) Mac OS X
14 44 (2.04%) Solaris
15 34 (1.58%) Windows 2000 Server
16 29 (1.35%) CentOS
17 25 (1.16%) AIX
18 24 (1.11%) Windows 2000
18 24 (1.11%) Windows Phone
19 19 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (14.76%) ITIL
2 220 (10.21%) Software Engineering
3 167 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (6.03%) OO
5 104 (4.83%) MVC
6 100 (4.64%) E-Commerce
7 96 (4.45%) Service Delivery
8 94 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 80 (3.71%) Service Management
10 79 (3.67%) Scrum
11 73 (3.39%) OOD
12 72 (3.34%) Project Management
13 68 (3.16%) Configuration Management
13 68 (3.16%) TDD
14 67 (3.11%) OOP
15 66 (3.06%) Mentoring
16 64 (2.97%) Line Management
17 62 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (2.83%) Time Management
19 57 (2.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 536 (24.87%) SQL
2 333 (15.45%) C#
3 250 (11.60%) C++
4 212 (9.84%) Java
5 155 (7.19%) JavaScript
6 100 (4.64%) PowerShell
7 92 (4.27%) C
8 90 (4.18%) Python
9 78 (3.62%) Perl
10 75 (3.48%) T-SQL
11 73 (3.39%) PHP
12 67 (3.11%) VB.NET
13 63 (2.92%) VB
14 51 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 37 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.11%) Ruby
17 23 (1.07%) VBScript
18 19 (0.88%) Objective-C
19 18 (0.84%) XPath
19 18 (0.84%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 330 (15.31%) Degree
2 243 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 189 (8.77%) Security Cleared
4 131 (6.08%) MCP
5 111 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 103 (4.78%) MCSE
7 85 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 77 (3.57%) MCITP
9 68 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
10 59 (2.74%) MCSA
11 50 (2.32%) CCNA
12 46 (2.13%) DV Cleared
13 36 (1.67%) MCTS
14 32 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (1.35%) ISEB
15 29 (1.35%) CCA
16 26 (1.21%) MCSD
17 24 (1.11%) CCNP
18 20 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 19 (0.88%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (7.70%) SLA
2 65 (3.02%) QA
3 11 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.28%) COBIT
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.046%) Basel II
8 1 (0.046%) TickIT
8 1 (0.046%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.046%) DO-178B
System Software
1 637 (29.56%) Active Directory
2 400 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 92 (4.27%) vSphere
5 89 (4.13%) VMware ESX
6 75 (3.48%) XenApp
7 64 (2.97%) Terminal Services
8 26 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 25 (1.16%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.70%) vCloud
11 15 (0.70%) ISA Server
12 14 (0.65%) XenServer
13 13 (0.60%) UAG
14 12 (0.56%) Snort
15 11 (0.51%) MetaFrame
15 11 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
17 9 (0.42%) Xen
18 8 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 136 (6.31%) SCCM
2 66 (3.06%) Backup Exec
3 52 (2.41%) Nagios
4 45 (2.09%) SCOM
5 43 (2.00%) WSUS
6 35 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 30 (1.39%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 23 (1.07%) Puppet
10 22 (1.02%) OpenView
11 14 (0.65%) OPNET
12 13 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.56%) Vagrant
13 12 (0.56%) ARCserve
14 11 (0.51%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
15 10 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
16 7 (0.32%) SCSM
16 7 (0.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 881 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 595 (27.61%) VMware
3 286 (13.27%) Citrix
4 243 (11.28%) Cisco
5 153 (7.10%) Oracle
6 145 (6.73%) HP
7 78 (3.62%) Dell
8 71 (3.29%) IBM
9 68 (3.16%) EPiServer
10 66 (3.06%) hybris
11 61 (2.83%) Red Hat
12 58 (2.69%) Symantec
13 54 (2.51%) Avaya
13 54 (2.51%) Juniper
14 52 (2.41%) EMC
15 51 (2.37%) Apple
16 45 (2.09%) NetApp
17 34 (1.58%) Remedy
18 32 (1.48%) CheckPoint
19 26 (1.21%) SonicWALL
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Barclays Corporate Bank
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, 23days
Posted: 2 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £0.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 22,000-40,000 depending
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago