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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 17 3
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 20.83% 3.13% 9.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 100.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,625
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.05%
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
16 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 33.33% 3.13% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 3
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £51,000 £48,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 21 November 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) SAN
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) PMI
4 5 (35.71%) PMI Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) NAS
4 5 (35.71%) vSphere
4 5 (35.71%) iSCSI
4 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 4 (28.57%) Office 365
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (14.29%) UAG
6 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
6 2 (14.29%) Lync
6 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (14.29%) IaaS
6 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (14.29%) NetApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Lync
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) iSCSI
2 5 (35.71%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) Kerberos
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Project Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Project Manager
1 5 (35.71%) IT Project Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Senior IT Project Manager
1 5 (35.71%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (35.71%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (35.71%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (35.71%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (14.29%) UAG
4 2 (14.29%) ISA Server
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Brocade
4 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec