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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 4.65% 10.53% 10.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 80.00% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Average salary £60,000 £76,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.31% +27.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £70,750 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Thames Valley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 4.65% 13.16% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 7
Average salary £60,000 £72,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £74,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) SCOM
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SAML
3 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) WF

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) IaaS
3 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) SAML
1 2 (40.00%) WCF
1 2 (40.00%) WF
1 2 (40.00%) AppFabric
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (40.00%) UAG
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (20.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) AppSense