The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 34 36 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 15.81% 12.59% 11.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.34% 76.60% 84.38%
Number of salaries quoted 31 36 27
Average salary £30,000 £26,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% -33.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £19,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Windows
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Operating Systems Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 47 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 21.86% 16.43% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 44 44 32
Average salary £34,000 £27,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -32.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Windows Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 31 (41.33%) VMware
2 29 (38.67%) SQL Server
3 25 (33.33%) SQL
4 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (29.33%) MS Excel
6 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (25.33%) LAN
9 18 (24.00%) WAN
9 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
10 16 (21.33%) Citrix
11 14 (18.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (17.33%) Hyper-V
12 13 (17.33%) SaaS
13 12 (16.00%) Windows 8
13 12 (16.00%) Apple
14 11 (14.67%) Cisco
14 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Management
14 11 (14.67%) Apple iOS
15 10 (13.33%) MCITP
15 10 (13.33%) DNS
15 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (13.33%) MCSA
16 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
16 9 (12.00%) SLA
16 9 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (10.67%) Firewall
17 8 (10.67%) Linux
17 8 (10.67%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 7 (9.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.00%) IIS
2 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (29.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.33%) LAN
2 18 (24.00%) WAN
3 10 (13.33%) DNS
4 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.67%) Firewall
6 6 (8.00%) SAN
7 5 (6.67%) Internet
8 4 (5.33%) VLAN
9 3 (4.00%) VPN
9 3 (4.00%) DHCP
10 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.33%) SSH
11 1 (1.33%) MPLS
11 1 (1.33%) Telnet
11 1 (1.33%) Network Security
11 1 (1.33%) SNMP
11 1 (1.33%) VoIP
11 1 (1.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.67%) MS Access
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) TestPartner
2 2 (2.67%) QADirector
General
1 5 (6.67%) Games
2 4 (5.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (14.67%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) IT Support
3 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Developer
4 8 (10.67%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (10.67%) Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Support Technician
6 5 (6.67%) IT Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Junior
6 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Support Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Support Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Senior IT Support
6 5 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) Web Services
2 4 (5.33%) XSL
2 4 (5.33%) jQuery
2 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (5.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.33%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.67%) Clustering
4 5 (6.67%) Private Cloud
5 4 (5.33%) Social Media
5 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.33%) User Experience
6 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (16.00%) Windows 8
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (14.67%) Apple iOS
4 8 (10.67%) Linux
5 7 (9.33%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.67%) CentOS
7 5 (6.67%) UNIX
7 5 (6.67%) Solaris
7 5 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (5.33%) Windows Phone
8 4 (5.33%) Android
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 8 (10.67%) ITIL
3 6 (8.00%) Project Management
3 6 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (6.67%) Line Management
5 4 (5.33%) Test Planning
5 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.33%) Database Tuning
5 4 (5.33%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.33%) Social Media Marketing
5 4 (5.33%) Black-Box Testing
5 4 (5.33%) iOS Development
5 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.33%) Web Design
5 4 (5.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (5.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) VB
3 2 (2.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) MCSA
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (13.33%) MCITP
2 9 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (6.67%) Degree
4 4 (5.33%) ISEB
5 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.67%) MCSE
7 1 (1.33%) MCP
7 1 (1.33%) CCNP
7 1 (1.33%) CCNA
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
2 8 (10.67%) QA
3 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (17.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) VMware
2 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (21.33%) Citrix
4 12 (16.00%) Apple
5 11 (14.67%) Cisco
6 7 (9.33%) Avaya
7 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.00%) Sun
8 3 (4.00%) HP
9 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.67%) Google
10 1 (1.33%) Juniper
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle
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