Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 501 775 993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.93% 13.59% 15.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.50% 55.48% 54.56%
Number of salaries quoted 376 626 836
Berkshire median annual salary £42,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -

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 1,101 1,397 1,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.83% 24.50% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 878 1,150 1,525
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -3.23%
10th Percentile £28,675 £26,475 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% -4.71%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 -2 257 £45,000 +12.50% 76
Slough +10 55 £32,500 -27.78% 10
Bracknell -16 42 £32,500 -26.14% 13
Wokingham -3 25 £57,500 +1.77% 5
Maidenhead -24 22 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Newbury +25 15 £52,500 +31.25% 12
Thatcham -1 14 £38,000 -15.56% 1
Windsor 0 10 £75,000 +66.67% 6
Ascot -3 9 £35,000 +1.45% 2
Hungerford - 3 £34,000 -
Crowthorne -4 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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.

1 246 (49.10%) Microsoft
2 194 (38.72%) Windows Server
3 169 (33.73%) Linux
4 165 (32.93%) Active Directory
5 137 (27.35%) Office 365
6 134 (26.75%) Azure
7 129 (25.75%) VMware
8 99 (19.76%) SQL
9 93 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 83 (16.57%) DNS
11 81 (16.17%) SQL Server
12 76 (15.17%) AWS
13 73 (14.57%) ITIL
13 73 (14.57%) Windows 10
14 72 (14.37%) Firewall
15 69 (13.77%) DHCP
16 66 (13.17%) Hyper-V
17 63 (12.57%) SCCM
17 63 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (12.38%) PowerShell
18 62 (12.38%) Microsoft Office
19 58 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
20 56 (11.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 55 (10.98%) TCP/IP
21 55 (10.98%) Degree
22 54 (10.78%) DevOps
23 52 (10.38%) Java
23 52 (10.38%) Python
24 48 (9.58%) SLA
24 48 (9.58%) Security Cleared

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 47 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 46 (9.18%) IIS
3 23 (4.59%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.99%) Apache
4 15 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.20%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.00%) Confluence
7 5 (1.00%) JBoss
8 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.40%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.40%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.40%) WildFly
11 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 62 (12.38%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (5.99%) MS Visio
3 24 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.20%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.00%) Exchequer
2 5 (1.00%) Line 50
2 5 (1.00%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 137 (27.35%) Office 365
2 134 (26.75%) Azure
3 76 (15.17%) AWS
4 35 (6.99%) SaaS
5 27 (5.39%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (4.99%) IaaS
7 24 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (3.79%) PaaS
9 10 (2.00%) GitHub
10 9 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.80%) GCP
11 8 (1.60%) Amazon Cognito
11 8 (1.60%) G Suite
12 7 (1.40%) Mimecast
13 6 (1.20%) Azure Stack
13 6 (1.20%) Power Platform
14 5 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
15 4 (0.80%) Data Lake Analytics
15 4 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 83 (16.57%) DNS
2 72 (14.37%) Firewall
3 69 (13.77%) DHCP
4 55 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 32 (6.39%) Internet
6 28 (5.59%) LAN
7 27 (5.39%) SAN
7 27 (5.39%) VPN
8 23 (4.59%) WAN
9 20 (3.99%) NAS
10 19 (3.79%) Network Security
11 18 (3.59%) VoIP
12 17 (3.39%) SMTP
13 15 (2.99%) Wireless
14 13 (2.59%) Skype
15 11 (2.20%) VLAN
16 10 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
17 9 (1.80%) iSCSI
18 8 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.20%) MySQL
4 9 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.00%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.00%) Power BI
6 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.60%) Big Data
8 3 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.99%) JIRA
3 13 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.80%) Subversion
5 8 (1.60%) JUnit
6 7 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.80%) GitLab
8 4 (0.80%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.20%) Postman
11 1 (0.20%) Selenium
11 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.20%) TestRail
General
1 36 (7.19%) Finance
2 27 (5.39%) Retail
3 23 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.39%) Games
5 14 (2.79%) Automotive
6 12 (2.40%) Marketing
6 12 (2.40%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.00%) German Language
8 8 (1.60%) Banking
8 8 (1.60%) Electronics
9 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 3 (0.60%) Front Office
11 2 (0.40%) Legal
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (12.38%) Analyst
2 51 (10.18%) Support Engineer
3 44 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (7.58%) IT Engineer
5 37 (7.39%) Developer
6 34 (6.79%) Consultant
7 33 (6.59%) Architect
8 28 (5.59%) Support Analyst
9 26 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 24 (4.79%) Azure Engineer
11 23 (4.59%) Server Engineer
12 22 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
12 22 (4.39%) IT Support
12 22 (4.39%) Service Analyst
13 21 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
13 21 (4.19%) Technical Support
14 19 (3.79%) Service Desk Analyst
15 18 (3.59%) Desktop Support
15 18 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
16 16 (3.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.99%) .NET
2 21 (4.19%) STL
3 19 (3.79%) Web Services
4 16 (3.19%) Universal Windows Platform
4 16 (3.19%) WPF
5 14 (2.79%) HTML
6 13 (2.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 12 (2.40%) CSS
8 11 (2.20%) XML
9 10 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (1.80%) HTML5
11 8 (1.60%) .NET Core
11 8 (1.60%) Middleware
11 8 (1.60%) POSIX
11 8 (1.60%) React
11 8 (1.60%) Redux
12 7 (1.40%) LDAP
12 7 (1.40%) SOAP
13 6 (1.20%) REST
14 5 (1.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (4.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (3.59%) Clustering
6 17 (3.39%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.20%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.60%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.60%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.20%) Life Science
11 6 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 194 (38.72%) Windows Server
2 169 (33.73%) Linux
3 73 (14.57%) Windows 10
4 48 (9.58%) Windows 7
4 48 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (6.59%) Unix
7 29 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (3.59%) Apple iOS
9 14 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (2.79%) Windows XP
10 13 (2.59%) Windows 2000
11 12 (2.40%) Android
12 8 (1.60%) CentOS
13 7 (1.40%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.00%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.60%) VMS
17 2 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
18 1 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (14.57%) ITIL
2 63 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (11.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 54 (10.78%) DevOps
6 45 (8.98%) Migration
7 37 (7.39%) Information Security
8 33 (6.59%) Computer Science
9 30 (5.99%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (5.59%) Mentoring
10 28 (5.59%) Service Delivery
11 26 (5.19%) Configuration Management
11 26 (5.19%) Project Delivery
11 26 (5.19%) Server Management
11 26 (5.19%) Service Management
12 24 (4.79%) Validation
13 23 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
14 21 (4.19%) Software Engineering
15 20 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (3.99%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (19.76%) SQL
2 62 (12.38%) PowerShell
3 52 (10.38%) Java
3 52 (10.38%) Python
4 38 (7.58%) C++
5 33 (6.59%) C#
6 24 (4.79%) Bash Shell
7 17 (3.39%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.19%) Ruby
9 14 (2.79%) Perl
10 12 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.20%) C
12 9 (1.80%) PHP
13 8 (1.60%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.40%) XAML
15 6 (1.20%) Google Apps Script
16 4 (0.80%) Go
17 3 (0.60%) ABAP
17 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (10.98%) Degree
2 48 (9.58%) Security Cleared
3 32 (6.39%) DV Cleared
4 29 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (3.59%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.59%) JNCIS
8 10 (2.00%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.60%) CISSP
9 8 (1.60%) MCSE
10 7 (1.40%) MCP
10 7 (1.40%) MCSA
11 6 (1.20%) AWS Certification
11 6 (1.20%) CCIE
12 5 (1.00%) CCNA
12 5 (1.00%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.60%) MCITP
14 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (9.58%) SLA
2 14 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.40%) GDPR
4 5 (1.00%) QA
5 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.40%) MiFID
5 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) NIST
System Software
1 165 (32.93%) Active Directory
2 93 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (13.17%) Hyper-V
4 40 (7.98%) Docker
5 23 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.40%) vSphere
6 12 (2.40%) XenApp
7 9 (1.80%) Firmware
7 9 (1.80%) NFS
8 8 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.80%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.20%) Samba
15 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (12.57%) SCCM
2 32 (6.39%) Kubernetes
3 25 (4.99%) Ansible
3 25 (4.99%) NetBackup
3 25 (4.99%) Puppet
4 24 (4.79%) WSUS
5 22 (4.39%) SCOM
5 22 (4.39%) Terraform
6 19 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (3.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (2.99%) SCVMM
9 14 (2.79%) EMC NetWorker
10 9 (1.80%) Grafana
11 6 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.00%) Kibana
12 5 (1.00%) logstash
12 5 (1.00%) vRealize
13 4 (0.80%) Packer
14 3 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 246 (49.10%) Microsoft
2 129 (25.75%) VMware
3 46 (9.18%) Cisco
4 44 (8.78%) HP
5 35 (6.99%) Oracle
6 34 (6.79%) Citrix
7 33 (6.59%) EMC
8 21 (4.19%) Google
9 18 (3.59%) SAP
10 17 (3.39%) Red Hat
10 17 (3.39%) Symantec
11 15 (2.99%) Atlassian
12 13 (2.59%) IBM
13 12 (2.40%) NetApp
14 10 (2.00%) Dell
14 10 (2.00%) Juniper
14 10 (2.00%) Sun
15 9 (1.80%) Brocade
15 9 (1.80%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.80%) Veeam