The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Thames Valley region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 4 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 10.26% 24.00% 4.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 75.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 2
Average salary £70,000 £50,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% +44.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £41,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £68,000 £42,100
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Operating Systems Category
Thames Valley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 10.26% 32.00% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 3
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Windows
South East

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
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Thames Valley region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) AppSense
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) XenServer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Lync
3 2 (33.33%) AppFabric
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) SCOrch
3 2 (33.33%) XenMobile
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) WF
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) XML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) Lync
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) AppFabric
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
1 2 (33.33%) WF
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) SCOrch
2 2 (33.33%) XenMobile
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) AppSense
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft