The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 33.33% 10.81% 21.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 5
Average salary £75,000 £70,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Windows
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Thames Valley region.

Operating Systems Category
Thames Valley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 33.33% 10.81% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 10
Average salary £75,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

Windows
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Windows Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

Windows
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (50.00%) Brocade
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
1 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) ACMT
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (25.00%) Kerio
2 1 (25.00%) Kerio MailServer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) MIIS
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ACMT
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (25.00%) MIIS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec
1 2 (50.00%) Brocade
1 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (25.00%) Kerio