The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 30 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 119 136 154
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +18
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 2839 2243 2083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.43% 2.06% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.06% 7.54% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2339 1875 1813
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £20,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31320 29729 32245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 27.34% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 26164 25155 27648
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows 7
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK.

Windows 7 Salary Trend in the UK

Windows 7
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 7 over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 within the UK.

Windows 7 Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 2688 £30,000 -7.69% 388
London +21 1229 £33,500 -10.66% 133
South East +28 664 £26,500 -11.66% 103
City of London +6 296 £32,500 -18.75% 42
Berkshire +61 174 £26,500 -3.63% 30
North West +41 169 £25,000 - 37
East of England -2 166 £25,000 -12.28% 20
Surrey +7 134 £28,000 -6.66% 19
Yorkshire -1 134 £24,000 +4.34% 26
South West -12 131 £25,000 -16.66% 30
Hampshire -24 127 £30,000 -3.22% 19
West Midlands -17 120 £27,500 -25.67% 23
East Midlands +14 78 £28,000 -1.75% 10
West Yorkshire -21 77 £22,000 -8.33% 20
Scotland +21 69 £27,500 -21.42% 15
Manchester +19 69 £28,000 +12.00% 18
Cheshire +26 60 £23,500 - 11
Leeds -24 56 £22,000 -8.33% 15
Reading +6 54 £26,500 +6.00% 3
West Sussex +7 53 £25,000 -23.07% 5
Kent +23 51 £25,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire +4 51 £24,000 - 5
Hertfordshire -1 49 £27,500 +17.02% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 46 £21,500 -33.84% 8
Southampton +10 44 £31,000 +21.56% 9
East Sussex +5 43 £28,250 -13.07% 4
Brighton 0 39 £24,000 -26.15% 3
Birmingham -13 38 £27,500 -31.25% 9
Warrington +4 37 £23,500 - 7
Glasgow +4 35 £25,000 -50.00% 2

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Windows 7 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 7.

1 5674 (100.00%) Windows
2 3208 (56.54%) Active Directory
3 3088 (54.42%) Microsoft
4 2279 (40.17%) MS Office
5 2230 (39.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1824 (32.15%) MS Excel
7 1668 (29.40%) MS Exchange
8 1570 (27.67%) ITIL
9 1559 (27.48%) Windows XP
10 1488 (26.22%) VMware
11 1297 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 1230 (21.68%) Citrix
13 1204 (21.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 1138 (20.06%) Windows 8
15 1042 (18.36%) TCP/IP
16 1039 (18.31%) Finance
17 932 (16.43%) DNS
18 920 (16.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 858 (15.12%) Cisco
20 852 (15.02%) Exchange Server 2010
21 838 (14.77%) SCCM
22 820 (14.45%) SQL Server
23 800 (14.10%) SQL
24 746 (13.15%) Blackberry
25 743 (13.09%) LAN
26 736 (12.97%) DHCP
27 724 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
28 709 (12.50%) Firewall
29 694 (12.23%) VPN
30 649 (11.44%) Linux

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Windows 7 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 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1668 (29.40%) MS Exchange
2 852 (15.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 479 (8.44%) SharePoint
4 468 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 382 (6.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 271 (4.78%) IIS
7 245 (4.32%) Lync
8 217 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 177 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 111 (1.96%) WorkSite
11 100 (1.76%) IBM Notes
12 91 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 73 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 61 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
15 53 (0.93%) Apache
16 51 (0.90%) Tomcat
17 39 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
18 38 (0.67%) Confluence
19 27 (0.48%) CMS
20 24 (0.42%) GroupWise
Applications
1 2279 (40.17%) MS Office
2 1824 (32.15%) MS Excel
3 187 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.86%) MS Project
6 21 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
9 4 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.035%) InDesign
10 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 35 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 34 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.53%) Maximo
4 14 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 12 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.21%) Eikon
6 11 (0.19%) Movex
7 10 (0.18%) BASE24
8 7 (0.12%) Line 50
8 7 (0.12%) Misys Opics
9 6 (0.11%) Agresso
9 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.070%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.053%) assyst
11 3 (0.053%) Sage MMS
11 3 (0.053%) SAP FI
12 2 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.035%) Exchequer
12 2 (0.035%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 268 (4.72%) Office 365
2 45 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (0.76%) SaaS
4 32 (0.56%) Google Apps
5 22 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.25%) IaaS
7 10 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.035%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.018%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1042 (18.36%) TCP/IP
2 932 (16.43%) DNS
3 743 (13.09%) LAN
4 736 (12.97%) DHCP
5 709 (12.50%) Firewall
6 694 (12.23%) VPN
7 634 (11.17%) WAN
8 388 (6.84%) SAN
9 317 (5.59%) VoIP
10 299 (5.27%) Internet
11 255 (4.49%) Wireless
12 164 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
13 119 (2.10%) SSL
14 112 (1.97%) VLAN
15 95 (1.67%) Network Security
16 90 (1.59%) SMTP
17 83 (1.46%) HTTP
18 73 (1.29%) ADSL
19 68 (1.20%) Intranet
19 68 (1.20%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 820 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 268 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 133 (2.34%) MySQL
4 132 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 127 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 57 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 45 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 44 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (0.49%) MS Access
10 25 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 24 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
13 20 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
15 15 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
16 12 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.14%) Big Data
18 6 (0.11%) Ingres
18 6 (0.11%) DB2
18 6 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 124 (2.19%) MSI
2 45 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 32 (0.56%) Subversion
4 29 (0.51%) JIRA
4 29 (0.51%) InstallShield
5 25 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 22 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 21 (0.37%) Selenium
8 19 (0.33%) LoadRunner
9 16 (0.28%) IntelliJ
9 16 (0.28%) SoapUI
9 16 (0.28%) VisualVM
9 16 (0.28%) FishEye
10 15 (0.26%) Fiddler
11 14 (0.25%) AdminStudio
12 12 (0.21%) Git (software)
13 11 (0.19%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.16%) NUnit
14 9 (0.16%) Firebug
General
1 1039 (18.31%) Finance
2 428 (7.54%) Law
3 353 (6.22%) Legal
4 261 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 194 (3.42%) Banking
6 150 (2.64%) Retail
7 105 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 104 (1.83%) Back Office
9 62 (1.09%) Marketing
10 57 (1.00%) Advertising
11 55 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 42 (0.74%) Investment Banking
13 40 (0.70%) Front Office
14 34 (0.60%) Electronics
14 34 (0.60%) French Language
15 26 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 25 (0.44%) German Language
17 23 (0.41%) Games
18 20 (0.35%) Italian Language
19 19 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1883 (33.19%) Analyst
2 1164 (20.51%) Support Analyst
3 909 (16.02%) Support Engineer
4 757 (13.34%) IT Support
5 689 (12.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 590 (10.40%) Desktop Support
7 549 (9.68%) Service Analyst
8 534 (9.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 336 (5.92%) 1st Line Support
10 310 (5.46%) IT Support Analyst
11 309 (5.45%) Desktop Analyst
12 300 (5.29%) Administrator
13 268 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support
14 262 (4.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 235 (4.14%) Technical Support
16 230 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 213 (3.75%) Help Desk Support
18 207 (3.65%) Desktop Engineer
18 207 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 200 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (2.93%) .NET
2 95 (1.67%) HTML
3 93 (1.64%) Application Packaging
4 90 (1.59%) XML
5 68 (1.20%) Software Packaging
6 59 (1.04%) Web Services
7 56 (0.99%) jQuery
8 53 (0.93%) CSS
9 46 (0.81%) LAMP
10 43 (0.76%) ASP.NET
11 29 (0.51%) OCX
12 27 (0.48%) COM
13 20 (0.35%) .NET Framework
14 16 (0.28%) Ajax
15 14 (0.25%) Middleware
15 14 (0.25%) J2EE
16 12 (0.21%) HTML5
17 11 (0.19%) AngularJS
18 10 (0.18%) COM+
18 10 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 746 (13.15%) Blackberry
2 166 (2.93%) Management Information System
3 152 (2.68%) iPad
4 151 (2.66%) iPhone
5 137 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 136 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 131 (2.31%) Fat Client
7 131 (2.31%) Thin Client
8 119 (2.10%) Hedge funds
9 118 (2.08%) Clustering
10 79 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 52 (0.92%) Mathematics
12 49 (0.86%) PDA
13 46 (0.81%) Statistics
14 43 (0.76%) Replication
15 32 (0.56%) Open Source
15 32 (0.56%) Smartphone
16 29 (0.51%) Digital Media
16 29 (0.51%) Kindle
17 28 (0.49%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 5674 (100.00%) Windows
2 2230 (39.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1559 (27.48%) Windows XP
4 1297 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1138 (20.06%) Windows 8
6 724 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 649 (11.44%) Linux
8 303 (5.34%) Windows Vista
9 281 (4.95%) Mac OS X
10 234 (4.12%) Android
11 169 (2.98%) UNIX
12 129 (2.27%) Apple iOS
13 111 (1.96%) Mac OS
14 79 (1.39%) Windows 2000
15 76 (1.34%) Ubuntu
16 52 (0.92%) Windows Phone
17 39 (0.69%) Solaris
18 38 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
19 33 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 32 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1570 (27.67%) ITIL
2 354 (6.24%) Service Delivery
3 316 (5.57%) Service Management
4 218 (3.84%) Migration
4 218 (3.84%) Project Management
5 187 (3.30%) Incident Management
6 181 (3.19%) Problem Management
7 173 (3.05%) Change Management
8 145 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 144 (2.54%) CRM
10 142 (2.50%) Asset Management
11 141 (2.49%) Document Management
12 108 (1.90%) ITSM
13 104 (1.83%) Time Management
14 100 (1.76%) PRINCE2
15 96 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
16 88 (1.55%) Workflow
16 88 (1.55%) Information Security
17 86 (1.52%) Mobile Device Management
18 76 (1.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 800 (14.10%) SQL
2 465 (8.20%) PowerShell
3 205 (3.61%) VBScript
4 192 (3.38%) VB
5 144 (2.54%) C#
6 86 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 85 (1.50%) Perl
8 84 (1.48%) C
9 83 (1.46%) Java
10 66 (1.16%) PHP
11 60 (1.06%) C++
12 40 (0.70%) Python
13 35 (0.62%) T-SQL
13 35 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 30 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 26 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.33%) Shell Script
17 17 (0.30%) VBA
18 15 (0.26%) Ruby
19 12 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1204 (21.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 628 (11.07%) MCSE
3 603 (10.63%) Degree
4 458 (8.07%) MCP
5 359 (6.33%) MCITP
6 344 (6.06%) MCSA
7 285 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
8 248 (4.37%) CCNA
9 239 (4.21%) Security Cleared
10 167 (2.94%) MCTS
11 154 (2.71%) SC Cleared
12 148 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
13 108 (1.90%) MCDST
14 76 (1.34%) CCNP
15 73 (1.29%) A+ Certification
16 72 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 70 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 57 (1.00%) ISEB
19 56 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
20 50 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 558 (9.83%) SLA
2 92 (1.62%) QA
3 63 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.18%) ISO 8583
6 10 (0.18%) COBIT
7 4 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.035%) EMIR
9 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.018%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.018%) GMP
9 1 (0.018%) GLP
9 1 (0.018%) BS7799
System Software
1 3208 (56.54%) Active Directory
2 920 (16.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 437 (7.70%) Hyper-V
4 409 (7.21%) XenApp
5 274 (4.83%) vSphere
6 254 (4.48%) XenDesktop
7 233 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 169 (2.98%) VMware ESX
9 137 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
10 127 (2.24%) Terminal Services
11 64 (1.13%) XenServer
12 56 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 54 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
14 51 (0.90%) UAG
15 35 (0.62%) ISA Server
16 33 (0.58%) Terminal Server
17 29 (0.51%) Samba
18 27 (0.48%) VMware Server
19 26 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
20 23 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 838 (14.77%) SCCM
2 192 (3.38%) WSUS
2 192 (3.38%) Backup Exec
3 112 (1.97%) SCOM
4 104 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 98 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 65 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 42 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 39 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 36 (0.63%) Nagios
10 34 (0.60%) Tivoli
11 26 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 25 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 20 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
16 17 (0.30%) ZENworks
17 16 (0.28%) WMI
17 16 (0.28%) SCDPM
18 15 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3088 (54.42%) Microsoft
2 1488 (26.22%) VMware
3 1230 (21.68%) Citrix
4 858 (15.12%) Cisco
5 533 (9.39%) HP
6 386 (6.80%) Apple
7 342 (6.03%) Symantec
8 267 (4.71%) Oracle
9 253 (4.46%) Dell
10 151 (2.66%) McAfee
11 150 (2.64%) NetApp
12 131 (2.31%) AppSense
13 123 (2.17%) Lotus
13 123 (2.17%) Avaya
14 120 (2.11%) Bloomberg
15 117 (2.06%) Remedy
16 114 (2.01%) Juniper
17 103 (1.82%) ServiceNow
18 97 (1.71%) IBM
19 92 (1.62%) Reuters
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