Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 787 999 1,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.77% 15.16% 16.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.66% 54.77% 60.74%
Number of salaries quoted 635 839 1,116
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -0.58%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,414 1,824 2,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.75% 27.68% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,160 1,526 1,762
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +0.54%
10th Percentile £26,500 £24,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +2.41%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 305 £40,000 -5.88% 39
Maidenhead -5 161 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Bracknell -7 98 £43,250 +8.13% 8
Slough -14 82 £45,000 +50.00% 11
Wokingham +3 31 £56,500 +25.56% 8
Windsor +3 20 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Crowthorne - 10 £22,000 - 1
Newbury -41 8 £40,000 - 3
Thatcham - 3 £45,000 -
Ascot +28 1 £34,500 -31.00% 2
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 368 (46.76%) Microsoft
2 355 (45.11%) Active Directory
3 316 (40.15%) Windows Server
4 285 (36.21%) Linux
5 215 (27.32%) Office 365
6 212 (26.94%) VMware
7 209 (26.56%) SQL Server
8 191 (24.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 173 (21.98%) SQL
10 164 (20.84%) IIS
11 160 (20.33%) ITIL
11 160 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 159 (20.20%) Hyper-V
13 141 (17.92%) Windows 10
14 139 (17.66%) Firewall
15 124 (15.76%) TCP/IP
16 112 (14.23%) JavaScript
17 111 (14.10%) .NET
18 110 (13.98%) Windows 7
19 107 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
20 106 (13.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 105 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
22 103 (13.09%) DNS
22 103 (13.09%) Logistics
23 100 (12.71%) Unix
24 98 (12.45%) Service Management
25 89 (11.31%) Oracle
25 89 (11.31%) C#
26 88 (11.18%) Incident Management
26 88 (11.18%) PowerShell

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 164 (20.84%) IIS
2 62 (7.88%) MS Exchange
3 29 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.54%) Apache
5 19 (2.41%) WebLogic
6 18 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (2.03%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.89%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.76%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.76%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.51%) nginx
14 4 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 105 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.25%) InVision
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 215 (27.32%) Office 365
2 191 (24.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (10.04%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (7.50%) SaaS
5 53 (6.73%) IaaS
6 34 (4.32%) PaaS
7 23 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (2.41%) GitHub
9 16 (2.03%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.51%) Scribe Online
14 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.38%) Datadog
14 3 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 139 (17.66%) Firewall
2 124 (15.76%) TCP/IP
3 103 (13.09%) DNS
4 79 (10.04%) DHCP
5 67 (8.51%) LAN
6 61 (7.75%) WAN
7 56 (7.12%) VPN
8 28 (3.56%) Wireless
9 26 (3.30%) Network Security
10 25 (3.18%) SAN
11 22 (2.80%) Internet
12 21 (2.67%) SNMP
13 18 (2.29%) Skype
14 11 (1.40%) HTTP
14 11 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (1.40%) Unified Communications
15 10 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (1.27%) VoIP
16 9 (1.14%) FCoE
17 8 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (4.32%) Oracle Database
5 26 (3.30%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (1.78%) Big Data
9 13 (1.65%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.40%) MySQL
11 10 (1.27%) Data Lake
11 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.14%) DB2
13 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.89%) HBase
14 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (3.30%) JIRA
2 22 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.67%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.16%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.40%) AdminStudio
6 11 (1.40%) MSI
7 7 (0.89%) IntelliJ
8 6 (0.76%) Maven
8 6 (0.76%) Redmine
9 5 (0.64%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.64%) Selenium
10 4 (0.51%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.51%) JMeter
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.51%) Subversion
11 3 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.38%) NUnit
11 3 (0.38%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.38%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (4.57%) Finance
2 35 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.56%) Electronics
4 25 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 25 (3.18%) Marketing
5 10 (1.27%) German Language
6 7 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 7 (0.89%) Retail
7 6 (0.76%) Back Office
8 5 (0.64%) Banking
8 5 (0.64%) Games
9 4 (0.51%) Billing
10 3 (0.38%) Legal
11 2 (0.25%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.25%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 111 (14.10%) Developer
2 107 (13.60%) Support Engineer
3 106 (13.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 98 (12.45%) Analyst
5 57 (7.24%) .NET Developer
6 55 (6.99%) Administrator
7 52 (6.61%) Consultant
7 52 (6.61%) DBA
8 50 (6.35%) Technical Support
9 44 (5.59%) IT Engineer
9 44 (5.59%) IT Support
10 40 (5.08%) Technical Engineer
11 39 (4.96%) Technical Support Engineer
12 36 (4.57%) SQL DBA
13 32 (4.07%) IT Support Engineer
14 28 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
15 25 (3.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 25 (3.18%) SQL Server DBA
16 23 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
16 23 (2.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.10%) .NET
2 87 (11.05%) Web Services
3 85 (10.80%) CSS
4 63 (8.01%) HTML
5 48 (6.10%) jQuery
6 44 (5.59%) AngularJS
7 37 (4.70%) XML
8 31 (3.94%) WinForms
9 27 (3.43%) Ajax
10 25 (3.18%) ASP.NET
11 23 (2.92%) Middleware
12 22 (2.80%) SOAP
13 21 (2.67%) REST
14 20 (2.54%) .NET Framework
15 18 (2.29%) J2EE
15 18 (2.29%) JSON
15 18 (2.29%) WCF
16 16 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (2.03%) React
17 15 (1.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.99%) Private Cloud
2 45 (5.72%) Driving Licence
3 41 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 37 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (2.54%) Security Operations Centre
9 19 (2.41%) Mobile App
10 17 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (1.91%) Clustering
12 14 (1.78%) PKI
13 13 (1.65%) EPoS
14 11 (1.40%) e-Health
14 11 (1.40%) Public Cloud
15 9 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (1.14%) Replication
16 8 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
16 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 316 (40.15%) Windows Server
2 285 (36.21%) Linux
3 141 (17.92%) Windows 10
4 110 (13.98%) Windows 7
5 100 (12.71%) Unix
6 71 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (5.72%) Windows XP
9 40 (5.08%) Windows 8
10 37 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (3.18%) CentOS
12 21 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (2.54%) Android
14 17 (2.16%) Apple iOS
14 17 (2.16%) Windows 2000
15 15 (1.91%) Solaris
16 11 (1.40%) Ubuntu
17 8 (1.02%) AIX
18 7 (0.89%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.89%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (20.33%) ITIL
2 107 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (13.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 103 (13.09%) Logistics
5 98 (12.45%) Service Management
6 88 (11.18%) Incident Management
7 78 (9.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 73 (9.28%) Problem Management
9 70 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
9 70 (8.89%) Service Delivery
10 69 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
11 66 (8.39%) Project Management
12 59 (7.50%) DevOps
13 57 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
14 52 (6.61%) Information Security
15 45 (5.72%) Analytics
15 45 (5.72%) Migration
16 44 (5.59%) Presales
17 37 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 173 (21.98%) SQL
2 112 (14.23%) JavaScript
3 89 (11.31%) C#
4 88 (11.18%) PowerShell
5 62 (7.88%) Python
6 51 (6.48%) Java
7 39 (4.96%) Bash Shell
8 33 (4.19%) C++
9 30 (3.81%) VB.NET
10 27 (3.43%) C
11 25 (3.18%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.92%) PHP
13 22 (2.80%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.65%) VB
15 12 (1.52%) VBScript
16 8 (1.02%) Perl
17 7 (0.89%) Ruby
18 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.64%) Scala
19 4 (0.51%) Go
Qualifications
1 74 (9.40%) Degree
2 67 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 49 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (5.34%) DV Cleared
4 42 (5.34%) SC Cleared
5 31 (3.94%) MCSE
6 25 (3.18%) CCNA
6 25 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (3.18%) MCSA
7 17 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.78%) CISSP
9 14 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.52%) SANS
11 11 (1.40%) CEH
12 8 (1.02%) CISM
13 7 (0.89%) GIAC
13 7 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.89%) MCITP
13 7 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (8.51%) SLA
2 51 (6.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.56%) PCI DSS
3 28 (3.56%) QA
4 25 (3.18%) ISO 9001
5 16 (2.03%) PMO
6 13 (1.65%) ISO 14001
7 8 (1.02%) GAMP
7 8 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.89%) GDPR
9 6 (0.76%) PSD2
10 4 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.51%) FISMA
11 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.13%) COBIT
12 1 (0.13%) HL7
12 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 355 (45.11%) Active Directory
2 160 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (20.20%) Hyper-V
4 41 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (4.96%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (3.05%) Docker
7 20 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (2.29%) XenApp
8 18 (2.29%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.65%) vSphere
10 12 (1.52%) Firmware
11 8 (1.02%) NFS
11 8 (1.02%) Samba
12 6 (0.76%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.76%) HDFS
12 6 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.76%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.76%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.51%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.51%) iptables
Systems Management
1 81 (10.29%) SCCM
2 35 (4.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 35 (4.45%) SCOM
3 32 (4.07%) Puppet
4 31 (3.94%) vCenter Server
5 25 (3.18%) WSUS
6 23 (2.92%) Ansible
7 18 (2.29%) Terraform
8 17 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (2.03%) SCVMM
10 13 (1.65%) Nagios
10 13 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (1.52%) Kibana
12 11 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (1.14%) NetBackup
13 9 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (1.02%) Grafana
15 7 (0.89%) AirWatch
15 7 (0.89%) Kubernetes
16 5 (0.64%) Graylog
Vendors
1 368 (46.76%) Microsoft
2 212 (26.94%) VMware
3 89 (11.31%) Oracle
4 77 (9.78%) ServiceNow
5 67 (8.51%) Cisco
6 59 (7.50%) Citrix
7 51 (6.48%) BMC
8 48 (6.10%) HP
9 44 (5.59%) Red Hat
10 35 (4.45%) Riverbed
11 26 (3.30%) Apple
12 23 (2.92%) SAP
12 23 (2.92%) SolarWinds
13 21 (2.67%) IBM
13 21 (2.67%) Veeam
14 18 (2.29%) Symantec
15 16 (2.03%) Google
16 15 (1.91%) F5
17 13 (1.65%) Informatica
18 12 (1.52%) CheckPoint