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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1100 884 1134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.83% 17.46% 20.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.92% 60.80% 64.73%
Number of salaries quoted 969 783 1010
Average salary £32,500 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,850 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,450 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
1721 1454 1752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.90% 28.71% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1473 1273 1554
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -3 266 £33,000 -5.71% 46
Wiltshire +10 240 £26,500 -23.74% 31
Gloucestershire +3 185 £35,000 +9.37% 34
Dorset -2 157 £30,000 -7.69% 16
Somerset 0 148 £32,500 - 36
Devon -2 77 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Cornwall +4 13 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (43.53%) Microsoft
2 608 (30.04%) SQL Server
3 581 (28.71%) Active Directory
4 564 (27.87%) VMware
5 521 (25.74%) MS Excel
6 507 (25.05%) SQL
7 471 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 443 (21.89%) Linux
9 391 (19.32%) MS Exchange
10 382 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 347 (17.14%) C#
12 340 (16.80%) Degree
13 328 (16.21%) Firewall
14 300 (14.82%) .NET
15 298 (14.72%) ITIL
16 294 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 293 (14.48%) MS Office
18 273 (13.49%) Citrix
19 270 (13.34%) Windows 7
20 264 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
21 258 (12.75%) IIS
22 246 (12.15%) TCP/IP
23 234 (11.56%) Cisco
24 231 (11.41%) C++
25 230 (11.36%) Finance
26 225 (11.12%) Windows Server 2012
27 223 (11.02%) DNS
28 218 (10.77%) Software Engineering
29 217 (10.72%) Java
30 215 (10.62%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 391 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 258 (12.75%) IIS
3 187 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 116 (5.73%) SharePoint
5 82 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
6 79 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 78 (3.85%) Apache
8 76 (3.75%) Lync
9 67 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 67 (3.31%) Commerce Server
10 60 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 35 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 28 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
13 26 (1.28%) Tomcat
13 26 (1.28%) WebLogic
14 23 (1.14%) IBM Notes
15 20 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (0.89%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.44%) Joomla!
18 8 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 521 (25.74%) MS Excel
2 293 (14.48%) MS Office
3 26 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.54%) MS Project
6 10 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 66 (3.26%) Fredhopper
2 7 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.30%) assyst
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) AWD
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.20%) Maximo
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.099%) SalesLogix
6 2 (0.099%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.099%) GoldMine
6 2 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.099%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.099%) SmartPlant
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.17%) Office 365
2 23 (1.14%) SaaS
3 18 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.40%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.30%) GitHub
8 3 (0.15%) IaaS
9 2 (0.099%) PaaS
9 2 (0.099%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 328 (16.21%) Firewall
2 246 (12.15%) TCP/IP
3 223 (11.02%) DNS
4 215 (10.62%) SAN
5 189 (9.34%) LAN
6 179 (8.84%) DHCP
6 179 (8.84%) Internet
7 168 (8.30%) WAN
8 142 (7.02%) VPN
9 54 (2.67%) SSL
10 53 (2.62%) VoIP
11 50 (2.47%) SMTP
12 49 (2.42%) Network Security
13 46 (2.27%) NAS
14 44 (2.17%) VLAN
14 44 (2.17%) HTTP
15 37 (1.83%) FTP
16 34 (1.68%) Ethernet
17 31 (1.53%) Wireless
18 28 (1.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (30.04%) SQL Server
2 119 (5.88%) MySQL
3 105 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 102 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 60 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 24 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 21 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.54%) DB2
14 10 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.49%) Big Data
15 9 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.40%) MS Access
17 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 6 (0.30%) Ingres
19 5 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (3.46%) Visual Studio
2 47 (2.32%) NUnit
3 39 (1.93%) Subversion
3 39 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (1.88%) Moq
5 36 (1.78%) MSTest
5 36 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
6 24 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 15 (0.74%) MSI
8 14 (0.69%) Selenium
8 14 (0.69%) MSBuild
9 12 (0.59%) Bugzilla
10 11 (0.54%) Jenkins
10 11 (0.54%) Hudson
11 8 (0.40%) Ant
11 8 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.40%) Maven
12 7 (0.35%) Xcode
12 7 (0.35%) SoapUI
General
1 230 (11.36%) Finance
2 98 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 96 (4.74%) Retail
4 40 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 37 (1.83%) Legal
6 26 (1.28%) Back Office
7 25 (1.24%) Electronics
8 24 (1.19%) Banking
9 22 (1.09%) Military
9 22 (1.09%) Marketing
10 20 (0.99%) Games
10 20 (0.99%) Advertising
11 13 (0.64%) Local Government
12 12 (0.59%) Law
13 11 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.35%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.30%) French Language
16 6 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 396 (19.57%) Analyst
2 285 (14.08%) Developer
3 264 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 179 (8.84%) Support Analyst
5 163 (8.05%) Software Engineer
6 134 (6.62%) .NET Developer
7 117 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 113 (5.58%) IT Support
9 111 (5.48%) Consultant
10 106 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
11 90 (4.45%) Applications Support
12 84 (4.15%) Technical Analyst
13 81 (4.00%) Technical Support
14 77 (3.80%) Architect
15 73 (3.61%) Administrator
16 71 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
17 69 (3.41%) Software Developer
17 69 (3.41%) C# Developer
18 66 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 63 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (14.82%) .NET
2 205 (10.13%) HTML
3 186 (9.19%) ASP.NET
4 180 (8.89%) XML
5 100 (4.94%) CSS
6 97 (4.79%) WPF
7 90 (4.45%) Web Services
8 78 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 72 (3.56%) WinForms
10 70 (3.46%) WCF
11 49 (2.42%) .NET Framework
12 43 (2.12%) jQuery
13 38 (1.88%) Unity DI Container
14 36 (1.78%) Castle Windsor
14 36 (1.78%) Ninject
14 36 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 36 (1.78%) Spring.NET
15 34 (1.68%) J2EE
16 31 (1.53%) Razor View Engine
17 30 (1.48%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 170 (8.40%) Computer Science
2 81 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 60 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 50 (2.47%) Mathematics
5 48 (2.37%) Client/Server
6 41 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 37 (1.83%) Clustering
8 36 (1.78%) Inversion of Control
9 26 (1.28%) Digital Media
10 24 (1.19%) iPad
11 23 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 23 (1.14%) Replication
11 23 (1.14%) Thin Client
12 20 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.94%) Open Source
13 19 (0.94%) PDA
14 18 (0.89%) N-Tier
14 18 (0.89%) iPhone
15 15 (0.74%) PKI
15 15 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 471 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 443 (21.89%) Linux
3 294 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 270 (13.34%) Windows 7
5 225 (11.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 213 (10.52%) UNIX
7 175 (8.65%) Windows XP
8 139 (6.87%) Windows 8
9 72 (3.56%) Windows Vista
10 59 (2.92%) Solaris
11 58 (2.87%) Apple iOS
12 53 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 46 (2.27%) Android
14 44 (2.17%) Mac OS X
15 33 (1.63%) Windows 2000
16 31 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
17 26 (1.28%) CentOS
18 21 (1.04%) Windows CE
19 20 (0.99%) AIX
19 20 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (14.72%) ITIL
2 218 (10.77%) Software Engineering
3 113 (5.58%) MVC
4 103 (5.09%) Service Delivery
5 100 (4.94%) OO
6 86 (4.25%) E-Commerce
7 85 (4.20%) Scrum
8 76 (3.75%) Configuration Management
9 75 (3.71%) Service Management
10 74 (3.66%) Web Development
11 73 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
12 69 (3.41%) TDD
12 69 (3.41%) Project Management
13 62 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (3.01%) Time Management
15 60 (2.96%) Software Testing
16 55 (2.72%) OOD
17 54 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
18 51 (2.52%) Migration
18 51 (2.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 507 (25.05%) SQL
2 347 (17.14%) C#
3 231 (11.41%) C++
4 217 (10.72%) Java
5 155 (7.66%) JavaScript
6 103 (5.09%) C
7 90 (4.45%) Python
8 88 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 82 (4.05%) T-SQL
10 71 (3.51%) VB
11 68 (3.36%) VB.NET
12 67 (3.31%) Perl
13 64 (3.16%) PHP
14 48 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 41 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.24%) Ruby
17 24 (1.19%) XPath
17 24 (1.19%) VBScript
18 21 (1.04%) VB6
18 21 (1.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 340 (16.80%) Degree
2 264 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 177 (8.75%) Security Cleared
4 129 (6.37%) MCP
5 122 (6.03%) MCSE
6 96 (4.74%) SC Cleared
7 73 (3.61%) MCITP
8 61 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 59 (2.92%) MCSA
10 58 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
11 50 (2.47%) MCTS
12 48 (2.37%) DV Cleared
12 48 (2.37%) CCNA
13 41 (2.03%) MCSD
14 32 (1.58%) ISEB
15 30 (1.48%) MCAD
16 25 (1.24%) CCA
16 25 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
17 22 (1.09%) HND
18 21 (1.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (7.51%) SLA
2 64 (3.16%) QA
3 11 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.30%) COBIT
7 3 (0.15%) TickIT
7 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.15%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.049%) Basel II
8 1 (0.049%) JTAG
System Software
1 581 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 382 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (4.94%) Hyper-V
4 95 (4.69%) VMware ESX
5 92 (4.55%) vSphere
6 70 (3.46%) Terminal Services
7 55 (2.72%) XenApp
8 20 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.99%) Xen
9 18 (0.89%) Samba
9 18 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.69%) NFS
11 13 (0.64%) ISA Server
12 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (0.54%) MetaFrame
13 11 (0.54%) XenServer
14 9 (0.44%) vCloud
14 9 (0.44%) UAG
14 9 (0.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 115 (5.68%) SCCM
2 77 (3.80%) Backup Exec
3 50 (2.47%) Nagios
4 49 (2.42%) WSUS
5 47 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 37 (1.83%) NetBackup
7 30 (1.48%) SCOM
8 23 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 18 (0.89%) Puppet
10 16 (0.79%) OPNET
10 16 (0.79%) OpenView
11 14 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (0.64%) ARCserve
13 11 (0.54%) Tivoli
13 11 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
13 11 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
14 9 (0.44%) logstash
14 9 (0.44%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (0.40%) Bcfg2
Vendors
1 881 (43.53%) Microsoft
2 564 (27.87%) VMware
3 273 (13.49%) Citrix
4 234 (11.56%) Cisco
5 154 (7.61%) HP
6 146 (7.21%) Oracle
7 70 (3.46%) Dell
8 67 (3.31%) EPiServer
9 66 (3.26%) hybris
10 61 (3.01%) Red Hat
11 59 (2.92%) IBM
12 58 (2.87%) NetApp
13 57 (2.82%) Symantec
14 55 (2.72%) Apple
15 51 (2.52%) Avaya
16 44 (2.17%) Juniper
17 42 (2.08%) EMC
18 31 (1.53%) SolarWinds
19 29 (1.43%) Remedy
20 24 (1.19%) Lotus
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £42500.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
NST Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum £70k + £90k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Frome, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + fantastic pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Van + Petrol Card
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Van + Petrol Card
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Van + Petrol Card
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Vehicle
Posted: 2 days ago
Clevedon, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32k + Car or £5k Car Allow
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago