The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 148 64 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 27.36% 16.84% 32.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.20% 46.72% 62.56%
Number of salaries quoted 88 42 65
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,750 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,750 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Windows
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
205 137 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 37.89% 36.05% 52.70%
Number of salaries quoted 137 98 112
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Windows
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Watford region.

Windows Salary Trend in Watford

Windows
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Watford region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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.

1 173 (62.23%) Microsoft
2 121 (43.53%) Active Directory
3 97 (34.89%) SQL
4 96 (34.53%) MS Excel
5 90 (32.37%) VMware
6 80 (28.78%) Finance
6 80 (28.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (25.90%) Retail
8 69 (24.82%) Manufacturing
8 69 (24.82%) MS Exchange
8 69 (24.82%) Linux
9 66 (23.74%) Oracle
9 66 (23.74%) MS Office
10 65 (23.38%) ITIL
10 65 (23.38%) UNIX
10 65 (23.38%) E-Commerce
11 62 (22.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 62 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 62 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 60 (21.58%) IBM
13 57 (20.50%) Java
14 51 (18.35%) IIS
14 51 (18.35%) Tomcat
15 49 (17.63%) AIX
16 48 (17.27%) HTTP
17 47 (16.91%) Solaris
18 46 (16.55%) J2EE
18 46 (16.55%) Degree
19 45 (16.19%) Citrix
20 43 (15.47%) IBM HTTP Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 69 (24.82%) MS Exchange
2 51 (18.35%) IIS
2 51 (18.35%) Tomcat
3 43 (15.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 43 (15.47%) IBM HTTP Server
3 43 (15.47%) WebSphere
4 33 (11.87%) MQSeries
5 32 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (11.15%) Lync
6 31 (11.15%) SharePoint
7 29 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (3.96%) Apache
10 4 (1.44%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.08%) iPlanet
11 3 (1.08%) Tuxedo
11 3 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 96 (34.53%) MS Excel
2 66 (23.74%) MS Office
3 6 (2.16%) MS Project
4 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.44%) RiskWrite
3 2 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.36%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.63%) Office 365
2 21 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.52%) PaaS
4 5 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.72%) IaaS
5 2 (0.72%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (17.27%) HTTP
2 38 (13.67%) DNS
2 38 (13.67%) SAN
3 37 (13.31%) FTP
4 36 (12.95%) Firewall
5 31 (11.15%) LAN
6 27 (9.71%) DHCP
7 24 (8.63%) WAN
8 20 (7.19%) TCP/IP
9 19 (6.83%) MPLS
10 18 (6.47%) VPN
11 13 (4.68%) PBX
12 11 (3.96%) VoIP
13 7 (2.52%) Network Security
13 7 (2.52%) NAS
14 6 (2.16%) Unified Communications
14 6 (2.16%) VLAN
14 6 (2.16%) OSPF
14 6 (2.16%) BGP
14 6 (2.16%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.11%) DB2
2 26 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.88%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.52%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.44%) MySQL
7 4 (1.44%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (4.68%) Subversion
2 7 (2.52%) JUnit
2 7 (2.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 7 (2.52%) Eclipse
2 7 (2.52%) Rational Application Developer
3 6 (2.16%) NUnit
4 4 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.08%) Maven
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.72%) Hudson
6 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
General
1 80 (28.78%) Finance
2 72 (25.90%) Retail
3 69 (24.82%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.44%) Advertising
6 2 (0.72%) Publishing
6 2 (0.72%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (23.38%) Analyst
2 45 (16.19%) Support Analyst
2 45 (16.19%) Support Engineer
3 35 (12.59%) Operations Analyst
4 32 (11.51%) Operations Support Analyst
5 30 (10.79%) Consultant
6 29 (10.43%) Architect
6 29 (10.43%) Developer
7 27 (9.71%) Junior
8 23 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (6.83%) Administrator
9 19 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (5.04%) Desktop Support
10 14 (5.04%) Junior Analyst
11 13 (4.68%) Junior Support Analyst
11 13 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.96%) IT Support
13 9 (3.24%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.55%) J2EE
2 40 (14.39%) JDBC
3 37 (13.31%) Middleware
4 27 (9.71%) HTML
4 27 (9.71%) .NET
5 21 (7.55%) CSS
6 15 (5.40%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.96%) XHTML
8 10 (3.60%) Web Services
8 10 (3.60%) XML
9 8 (2.88%) JSP
9 8 (2.88%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.88%) WCF
10 7 (2.52%) JSTL
10 7 (2.52%) HTML5
10 7 (2.52%) Struts
10 7 (2.52%) JMS
11 6 (2.16%) COM
12 5 (1.80%) jQuery
13 4 (1.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.19%) Mathematics
3 18 (6.47%) Clustering
4 8 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.16%) Handset
6 6 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.44%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.08%) Open Source
8 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.08%) e-Health
8 3 (1.08%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.08%) Replication
8 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.08%) PMI
8 3 (1.08%) EPoS
9 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 69 (24.82%) Linux
3 65 (23.38%) UNIX
4 62 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (17.63%) AIX
6 47 (16.91%) Solaris
7 40 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (8.99%) Windows XP
9 23 (8.27%) Windows 7
10 19 (6.83%) Windows Vista
11 17 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (4.68%) Windows Mobile
13 11 (3.96%) Windows 8
14 8 (2.88%) Apple iOS
15 7 (2.52%) Android
16 6 (2.16%) VMS
16 6 (2.16%) HPUX
17 5 (1.80%) Windows 2000
18 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.38%) ITIL
1 65 (23.38%) E-Commerce
2 27 (9.71%) Mentoring
3 25 (8.99%) Migration
4 24 (8.63%) Project Management
5 23 (8.27%) Problem Management
6 15 (5.40%) Web Development
6 15 (5.40%) Network Design
6 15 (5.40%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.40%) Coaching
7 14 (5.04%) Change Management
8 13 (4.68%) OO
8 13 (4.68%) Time Management
9 12 (4.32%) MVC
9 12 (4.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (3.96%) Software Deployment
10 11 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (3.96%) Asset Management
10 11 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (3.60%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 97 (34.89%) SQL
2 57 (20.50%) Java
3 33 (11.87%) Bash Shell
4 32 (11.51%) Perl
5 23 (8.27%) JavaScript
6 21 (7.55%) C
7 16 (5.76%) C#
8 9 (3.24%) PHP
9 8 (2.88%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.16%) VBA
10 6 (2.16%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.08%) VB
11 3 (1.08%) Jython
11 3 (1.08%) Ruby
11 3 (1.08%) C++
12 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.36%) VBScript
13 1 (0.36%) X++
13 1 (0.36%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 62 (22.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (16.55%) Degree
3 42 (15.11%) MCITP
4 36 (12.95%) MCSE
5 31 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (9.71%) CCNA
7 22 (7.91%) MCP
8 19 (6.83%) CCNP
9 16 (5.76%) MCSA
10 15 (5.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (5.04%) MCTS
11 14 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (2.52%) CCA
12 7 (2.52%) Sun Certification
13 6 (2.16%) NCDA
14 5 (1.80%) NCIE
14 5 (1.80%) VCAP
15 4 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (1.44%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.04%) SLA
2 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 121 (43.53%) Active Directory
2 62 (22.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (15.11%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.27%) VMware ESX
5 22 (7.91%) XenDesktop
6 21 (7.55%) XenApp
7 19 (6.83%) vSphere
8 14 (5.04%) Terminal Services
9 9 (3.24%) XenServer
10 7 (2.52%) MetaFrame
10 7 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (2.16%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.36%) Squid
Systems Management
1 20 (7.19%) SCCM
2 6 (2.16%) SCOM
2 6 (2.16%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.08%) BMC Performance Manager
4 3 (1.08%) Puppet
4 3 (1.08%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.36%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 173 (62.23%) Microsoft
2 90 (32.37%) VMware
3 66 (23.74%) Oracle
4 60 (21.58%) IBM
5 45 (16.19%) Citrix
6 40 (14.39%) Cisco
7 26 (9.35%) HP
8 17 (6.12%) Dell
9 13 (4.68%) CheckPoint
10 12 (4.32%) EMC
11 11 (3.96%) NetApp
11 11 (3.96%) Red Hat
12 10 (3.60%) Symantec
13 9 (3.24%) Altiris
14 8 (2.88%) McAfee
14 8 (2.88%) Sun
15 7 (2.52%) SAP
15 7 (2.52%) JBoss
16 4 (1.44%) Sybase
16 4 (1.44%) Avaya
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