Period
to 23 September 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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 6 9
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 588 1,031 955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.43% 16.08% 15.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.30% 62.90% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 490 896 791
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -10.11%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +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 1,298 1,639 1,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.03% 25.57% 28.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,096 1,377 1,472
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £27,625 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% -3.53%

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 September 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 September 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 -6 304 £40,000 +6.67% 52
Slough -6 66 £31,500 -21.25% 15
Bracknell -20 53 £43,750 -12.50% 21
Maidenhead -17 46 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Newbury +13 40 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Wokingham -16 28 £43,500 -5.43% 12
Windsor +11 3 £22,500 -31.82% 1
Thatcham -4 2 £27,000 -37.21% 1
Ascot - 2 £25,000 - 2
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 252 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 238 (40.48%) Windows Server
3 223 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 191 (32.48%) Azure
5 190 (32.31%) Office 365
6 188 (31.97%) Linux
7 149 (25.34%) SQL
8 129 (21.94%) VMware
9 107 (18.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 106 (18.03%) SQL Server
11 94 (15.99%) Microsoft Office
11 94 (15.99%) Windows 10
12 92 (15.65%) Firewall
13 91 (15.48%) ITIL
13 91 (15.48%) Hyper-V
14 90 (15.31%) PowerShell
15 87 (14.80%) DNS
15 87 (14.80%) Windows 7
16 86 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
17 85 (14.46%) DHCP
17 85 (14.46%) AWS
18 81 (13.78%) DevOps
19 77 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
20 75 (12.76%) TCP/IP
20 75 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
21 65 (11.05%) Degree
22 63 (10.71%) Cisco
22 63 (10.71%) HP
22 63 (10.71%) Python
23 56 (9.52%) .NET

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 53 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.63%) IIS
3 33 (5.61%) SharePoint
4 21 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 18 (3.06%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.89%) Apache
7 13 (2.21%) JBoss
8 12 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (2.04%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.53%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.85%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.85%) nginx
11 4 (0.68%) Confluence
12 2 (0.34%) IBM Connections
12 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 94 (15.99%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (4.93%) MS Visio
3 21 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 191 (32.48%) Azure
2 190 (32.31%) Office 365
3 85 (14.46%) AWS
4 26 (4.42%) PaaS
5 25 (4.25%) IaaS
6 24 (4.08%) SaaS
7 15 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (2.21%) Power Platform
9 12 (2.04%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.70%) G Suite
10 10 (1.70%) Serverless
11 7 (1.19%) GCP
12 6 (1.02%) Azure Stack
12 6 (1.02%) Data Lake Analytics
12 6 (1.02%) GitHub
13 5 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.85%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 92 (15.65%) Firewall
2 87 (14.80%) DNS
3 85 (14.46%) DHCP
4 75 (12.76%) TCP/IP
5 51 (8.67%) VPN
6 38 (6.46%) Internet
7 29 (4.93%) LAN
7 29 (4.93%) VoIP
8 26 (4.42%) SAN
9 24 (4.08%) WAN
10 19 (3.23%) SMTP
11 12 (2.04%) Skype
12 11 (1.87%) NAS
12 11 (1.87%) Wireless
13 10 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.36%) VLAN
14 8 (1.36%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.67%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.42%) MySQL
4 20 (3.40%) RDBMS
5 14 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.21%) Big Data
6 13 (2.21%) Power BI
6 13 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.87%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.85%) HDInsight
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.06%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (2.04%) JIRA
4 12 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.19%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.19%) Subversion
6 6 (1.02%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.51%) IDA Disassembler
9 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.34%) Appium
10 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.34%) JBehave
10 2 (0.34%) Selenium
10 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 26 (4.42%) Retail
2 22 (3.74%) Law
3 16 (2.72%) Legal
4 14 (2.38%) Finance
5 9 (1.53%) Banking
6 8 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.02%) Games
7 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.85%) Electronics
8 5 (0.85%) Marketing
9 4 (0.68%) Publishing
10 3 (0.51%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 79 (13.44%) Analyst
3 54 (9.18%) IT Engineer
4 53 (9.01%) Developer
5 48 (8.16%) Support Analyst
6 43 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 40 (6.80%) Applications Support
9 39 (6.63%) Consultant
10 36 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
11 33 (5.61%) IT Support
12 32 (5.44%) Administrator
13 31 (5.27%) Architect
13 31 (5.27%) Azure Engineer
13 31 (5.27%) Systems Administrator
14 27 (4.59%) Technical Support
15 26 (4.42%) Server Engineer
16 25 (4.25%) .NET Developer
17 22 (3.74%) Service Analyst
18 21 (3.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.52%) .NET
2 32 (5.44%) Web Services
3 26 (4.42%) HTML
4 24 (4.08%) ASP.NET
4 24 (4.08%) JSON
5 21 (3.57%) CSS
6 15 (2.55%) Middleware
7 13 (2.21%) .NET Core
8 12 (2.04%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.04%) REST
8 12 (2.04%) SOAP
9 10 (1.70%) Spring
9 10 (1.70%) WCF
10 9 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (1.53%) LDAP
11 8 (1.36%) JMS
11 8 (1.36%) Kafka
11 8 (1.36%) Struts
11 8 (1.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.10%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.89%) Driving Licence
6 16 (2.72%) Clustering
6 16 (2.72%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.70%) EMC VMAX
10 10 (1.70%) EMC VNX
10 10 (1.70%) iSeries
10 10 (1.70%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.53%) EPoS
12 8 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.68%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 238 (40.48%) Windows Server
2 188 (31.97%) Linux
3 94 (15.99%) Windows 10
4 87 (14.80%) Windows 7
5 77 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (7.99%) Unix
8 34 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (3.91%) Windows 8
10 21 (3.57%) Windows XP
11 16 (2.72%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.36%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.85%) CentOS
15 5 (0.85%) VMS
16 4 (0.68%) Android
16 4 (0.68%) Debian
16 4 (0.68%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (15.48%) ITIL
2 86 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (13.78%) DevOps
4 56 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (5.44%) Migration
7 28 (4.76%) Computer Science
7 28 (4.76%) Scrum
7 28 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 26 (4.42%) Mentoring
9 25 (4.25%) Analytics
9 25 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
9 25 (4.25%) OO
9 25 (4.25%) Service Delivery
9 25 (4.25%) Software Engineering
9 25 (4.25%) TDD
10 24 (4.08%) Server Management
10 24 (4.08%) Unit Testing
11 23 (3.91%) Customer Requirements
11 23 (3.91%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 149 (25.34%) SQL
2 90 (15.31%) PowerShell
3 63 (10.71%) Python
4 52 (8.84%) C#
5 46 (7.82%) Java
6 38 (6.46%) Bash Shell
7 36 (6.12%) Ruby
8 32 (5.44%) C++
9 25 (4.25%) Perl
9 25 (4.25%) T-SQL
10 24 (4.08%) JavaScript
11 12 (2.04%) C
12 8 (1.36%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.02%) Go
14 5 (0.85%) ABAP
14 5 (0.85%) Google Apps Script
14 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.51%) Scala
15 3 (0.51%) VBScript
16 2 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (11.05%) Degree
2 53 (9.01%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.10%) DV Cleared
4 21 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.87%) CCNA
9 9 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.36%) MCSE
11 7 (1.19%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.02%) AWS Certification
12 6 (1.02%) CISSP
12 6 (1.02%) ISEB
12 6 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.85%) CCNP
13 5 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.68%) MCITP
14 4 (0.68%) MCSA
14 4 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.52%) SLA
2 20 (3.40%) QA
3 12 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.87%) GDPR
5 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.51%) NIST
7 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.34%) PMO
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 223 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 107 (18.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (15.48%) Hyper-V
4 43 (7.31%) Docker
5 23 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.04%) vSphere
8 10 (1.70%) Firmware
9 6 (1.02%) NFS
10 5 (0.85%) iptables
10 5 (0.85%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.85%) Xen
10 5 (0.85%) XenApp
11 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.51%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.51%) Snort
11 3 (0.51%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (7.65%) SCCM
2 37 (6.29%) Puppet
3 34 (5.78%) Ansible
4 32 (5.44%) Kubernetes
5 23 (3.91%) SCOM
6 21 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (2.55%) WSUS
9 14 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (2.38%) SCVMM
9 14 (2.38%) Terraform
10 13 (2.21%) NetBackup
11 12 (2.04%) Nagios
12 11 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (1.36%) Grafana
14 6 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (1.02%) Kibana
14 6 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 252 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 129 (21.94%) VMware
3 63 (10.71%) Cisco
3 63 (10.71%) HP
4 41 (6.97%) Citrix
5 37 (6.29%) Oracle
6 25 (4.25%) EMC
6 25 (4.25%) Sun
7 20 (3.40%) Dell
8 19 (3.23%) Google
8 19 (3.23%) IBM
9 16 (2.72%) SonicWALL
9 16 (2.72%) Symantec
10 15 (2.55%) Atlassian
11 13 (2.21%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.04%) Veeam
13 11 (1.87%) SAP
14 10 (1.70%) Dell Compellent
14 10 (1.70%) EqualLogic
15 8 (1.36%) Apple