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 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 10 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 4 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 11.43% 8.11% 5.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 75.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £60,000 £80,000 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +30.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £80,000 £50,250
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £80,000 £72,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
5 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 14.29% 10.81% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Average salary £55,000 £80,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +52.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £56,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 29 August 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%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
1 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) PMI
2 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) SAML
2 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) Kerberos
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) SAML
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
1 2 (33.33%) WF
1 2 (33.33%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) SOA
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (33.33%) UAG
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware