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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1003 828 989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.80% 15.48% 18.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.31% 56.67% 59.15%
Number of salaries quoted 871 717 853
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 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +2.81%
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
1636 1461 1672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.40% 27.31% 30.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 1253 1425
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Bristol -3 220 £36,500 +4.28% 51
Wiltshire +4 210 £33,875 -9.66% 32
Gloucestershire +4 207 £35,000 -7.89% 28
Dorset 0 184 £35,000 +7.69% 26
Somerset -7 79 £34,500 +6.15% 19
Devon +3 70 £34,000 +41.66% 25
Cornwall +7 29 £28,750 +22.34% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 894 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 689 (32.23%) Active Directory
3 609 (28.48%) VMware
4 551 (25.77%) SQL
5 524 (24.51%) Linux
6 512 (23.95%) SQL Server
7 467 (21.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 420 (19.64%) MS Excel
9 398 (18.62%) MS Exchange
9 398 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 383 (17.91%) Firewall
11 376 (17.59%) .NET
12 363 (16.98%) ITIL
13 359 (16.79%) C#
14 331 (15.48%) TCP/IP
15 313 (14.64%) Citrix
16 298 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification
17 296 (13.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 296 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
18 288 (13.47%) MS Office
19 286 (13.38%) Degree
20 264 (12.35%) Cisco
21 252 (11.79%) DNS
22 239 (11.18%) Finance
23 237 (11.09%) Windows 7
24 235 (10.99%) ASP.NET
25 215 (10.06%) C++
26 213 (9.96%) Security Cleared
27 211 (9.87%) LAN
28 210 (9.82%) HTML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 398 (18.62%) MS Exchange
2 209 (9.78%) IIS
3 158 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 108 (5.05%) Lync
4 108 (5.05%) SharePoint
5 105 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 89 (4.16%) Apache
7 80 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 66 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 49 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 26 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
11 26 (1.22%) Umbraco
12 24 (1.12%) CMS
13 19 (0.89%) Drupal
14 18 (0.84%) ExpressionEngine
15 15 (0.70%) nginx
16 14 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (0.61%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 420 (19.64%) MS Excel
2 288 (13.47%) MS Office
3 27 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 24 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.51%) Fireworks
8 7 (0.33%) InDesign
9 6 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.23%) MS Project
11 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.094%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.047%) Simulink
13 1 (0.047%) Revit
13 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.28%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.094%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.094%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.047%) SmartPlant
7 1 (0.047%) Magento
7 1 (0.047%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.047%) assyst
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.047%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.23%) Office 365
2 31 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.61%) SaaS
4 9 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.37%) GitHub
6 6 (0.28%) IaaS
7 2 (0.094%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.094%) PaaS
7 2 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.047%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.047%) Heroku
8 1 (0.047%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 383 (17.91%) Firewall
2 331 (15.48%) TCP/IP
3 252 (11.79%) DNS
4 211 (9.87%) LAN
5 205 (9.59%) WAN
6 198 (9.26%) DHCP
7 184 (8.61%) VPN
8 183 (8.56%) SAN
9 110 (5.14%) Internet
10 68 (3.18%) Network Security
11 65 (3.04%) SSL
12 59 (2.76%) HTTP
13 51 (2.39%) VoIP
13 51 (2.39%) VLAN
14 50 (2.34%) MPLS
15 49 (2.29%) LDAP
16 46 (2.15%) Wireless
17 44 (2.06%) SMTP
17 44 (2.06%) FTP
18 40 (1.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (23.95%) SQL Server
2 118 (5.52%) MySQL
3 114 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 58 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (2.43%) Relational Database
6 38 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 33 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 21 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.70%) DB2
12 14 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.56%) Big Data
14 9 (0.42%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.37%) CouchDB
15 8 (0.37%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.28%) Informix
16 6 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 80 (3.74%) Visual Studio
2 63 (2.95%) Subversion
2 63 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 56 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (1.92%) NUnit
5 38 (1.78%) Jenkins
6 32 (1.50%) Rhino Mocks
7 30 (1.40%) Hudson
8 20 (0.94%) Moq
9 19 (0.89%) MSTest
9 19 (0.89%) JIRA
10 15 (0.70%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.65%) Bugzilla
12 13 (0.61%) Log4Net
12 13 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 13 (0.61%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
14 11 (0.51%) PEAR
15 10 (0.47%) JUnit
15 10 (0.47%) Xcode
General
1 239 (11.18%) Finance
2 81 (3.79%) Advertising
3 59 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.71%) Banking
5 47 (2.20%) Aerospace
6 39 (1.82%) Retail
7 32 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.40%) Back Office
9 29 (1.36%) Legal
10 28 (1.31%) Military
11 26 (1.22%) Games
12 24 (1.12%) Marketing
13 21 (0.98%) Electronics
14 9 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.33%) French Language
15 7 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.23%) German Language
16 5 (0.23%) Law
17 4 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
17 4 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 371 (17.35%) Developer
2 331 (15.48%) Analyst
3 310 (14.50%) Support Engineer
4 176 (8.23%) Consultant
5 174 (8.14%) Support Analyst
6 166 (7.76%) Software Engineer
7 141 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 122 (5.71%) IT Support
9 102 (4.77%) .NET Developer
10 100 (4.68%) Software Developer
11 90 (4.21%) Administrator
12 85 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 82 (3.84%) Architect
14 81 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
15 80 (3.74%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 76 (3.55%) Applications Support
17 75 (3.51%) C++ Software Engineer
18 72 (3.37%) Technical Support
18 72 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
19 69 (3.23%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (17.59%) .NET
2 235 (10.99%) ASP.NET
3 210 (9.82%) HTML
4 171 (8.00%) CSS
5 139 (6.50%) Web Services
6 106 (4.96%) XML
7 95 (4.44%) WCF
8 88 (4.12%) .NET Framework
9 79 (3.70%) jQuery
9 79 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 64 (2.99%) WPF
11 62 (2.90%) WinForms
12 49 (2.29%) HTML5
13 45 (2.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 33 (1.54%) Qt
15 29 (1.36%) LINQ
16 26 (1.22%) Middleware
16 26 (1.22%) SOAP
16 26 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 25 (1.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 176 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (4.54%) Computer Science
3 90 (4.21%) Client/Server
4 86 (4.02%) Clustering
5 79 (3.70%) Blackberry
6 64 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.39%) Mathematics
8 44 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 43 (2.01%) Open Source
10 29 (1.36%) Fat Client
10 29 (1.36%) Thin Client
11 26 (1.22%) Replication
12 25 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
12 25 (1.17%) User Experience
13 21 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (0.98%) iPad
13 21 (0.98%) N-Tier
14 19 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
14 19 (0.89%) iPhone
14 19 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 524 (24.51%) Linux
2 467 (21.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 296 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 296 (13.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 237 (11.09%) Windows 7
5 164 (7.67%) UNIX
6 125 (5.85%) Windows XP
7 115 (5.38%) Windows 8
8 73 (3.41%) Apple iOS
9 70 (3.27%) Windows Vista
10 67 (3.13%) Android
11 63 (2.95%) Mac OS X
12 59 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 55 (2.57%) CentOS
14 35 (1.64%) Windows Phone
15 32 (1.50%) Solaris
15 32 (1.50%) Ubuntu
16 30 (1.40%) Debian
17 22 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
18 21 (0.98%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (16.98%) ITIL
2 198 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (9.21%) Software Engineering
4 142 (6.64%) OO
5 121 (5.66%) MVC
6 106 (4.96%) Configuration Management
7 96 (4.49%) Project Management
7 96 (4.49%) Service Management
8 88 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (4.07%) Service Delivery
10 86 (4.02%) Time Management
11 85 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 82 (3.84%) Scrum
13 76 (3.55%) Migration
13 76 (3.55%) Mentoring
14 73 (3.41%) TDD
15 70 (3.27%) OOP
16 68 (3.18%) OOD
17 67 (3.13%) Unit Testing
18 65 (3.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 551 (25.77%) SQL
2 359 (16.79%) C#
3 215 (10.06%) C++
4 197 (9.21%) JavaScript
5 126 (5.89%) Java
6 122 (5.71%) Python
7 112 (5.24%) PowerShell
8 110 (5.14%) Perl
9 93 (4.35%) PHP
10 87 (4.07%) VB.NET
11 80 (3.74%) C
12 68 (3.18%) Bash Shell
13 65 (3.04%) T-SQL
14 39 (1.82%) VB
15 37 (1.73%) Ruby
16 23 (1.08%) Objective-C
17 16 (0.75%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.61%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.56%) XAML
20 11 (0.51%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 298 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 286 (13.38%) Degree
3 213 (9.96%) Security Cleared
4 154 (7.20%) MCSE
5 136 (6.36%) SC Cleared
6 115 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 107 (5.00%) MCP
7 107 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
8 106 (4.96%) MCSA
9 88 (4.12%) MCITP
10 87 (4.07%) CCNA
11 74 (3.46%) DV Cleared
12 72 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
13 63 (2.95%) CCA
14 56 (2.62%) VCP4
15 34 (1.59%) CCNP
16 30 (1.40%) CCEA
17 29 (1.36%) CCEE
18 25 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
19 20 (0.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (6.59%) SLA
2 60 (2.81%) QA
3 19 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.094%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.047%) WCAG
System Software
1 689 (32.23%) Active Directory
2 398 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 126 (5.89%) XenApp
5 104 (4.86%) vSphere
6 79 (3.70%) VMware ESX
7 66 (3.09%) XenDesktop
8 49 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (1.36%) Terminal Services
10 28 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 27 (1.26%) vCloud
12 23 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 21 (0.98%) XenServer
14 16 (0.75%) ISA Server
15 15 (0.70%) Samba
16 10 (0.47%) Snort
17 8 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
17 8 (0.37%) UAG
17 8 (0.37%) KVM
18 7 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 170 (7.95%) SCCM
2 88 (4.12%) SCOM
3 55 (2.57%) Puppet
4 37 (1.73%) Backup Exec
5 36 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.50%) Nagios
7 31 (1.45%) SCVMM
8 26 (1.22%) WSUS
9 25 (1.17%) NetBackup
10 22 (1.03%) HP SIM
11 20 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (0.84%) OpenView
12 18 (0.84%) Salt
13 16 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 14 (0.65%) SCSM
14 14 (0.65%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 12 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
15 12 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 894 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 609 (28.48%) VMware
3 313 (14.64%) Citrix
4 264 (12.35%) Cisco
5 174 (8.14%) Oracle
6 111 (5.19%) HP
7 65 (3.04%) Dell
8 63 (2.95%) Red Hat
9 62 (2.90%) IBM
10 57 (2.67%) Juniper
11 52 (2.43%) Symantec
12 43 (2.01%) Apple
12 43 (2.01%) EMC
13 42 (1.96%) Avaya
14 40 (1.87%) CheckPoint
15 35 (1.64%) Remedy
16 30 (1.40%) AppSense
17 27 (1.26%) SAP
18 25 (1.17%) McAfee
19 24 (1.12%) Adobe
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