Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1021 1542 1667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.05% 17.12% 16.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.41% 58.74% 65.45%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1338 1397
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £21,413 £25,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,250 £63,750
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.27% +5.33%

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1810 2625 2547
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.45% 29.15% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1500 2249 2017
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.74% +11.25%
10th Percentile £24,450 £28,000 £23,025
90th Percentile £66,375 £68,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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 -1 425 £40,000 -15.79% 27
Slough -2 127 £37,500 -11.76% 8
Maidenhead +1 109 £43,963 +7.88% 6
Bracknell -7 81 £42,500 - 6
Newbury -6 71 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Wokingham +11 44 £37,929 +1.14% 4
Windsor -16 12 £33,750 -37.50% 1
Thatcham -8 7 £30,000 -3.23%
Hungerford -14 3 - -
Ascot -24 3 £60,000 +150.00% 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 402 (39.37%) Windows Server
2 388 (38.00%) Active Directory
3 366 (35.85%) Linux
4 365 (35.75%) Microsoft
5 258 (25.27%) SQL Server
6 250 (24.49%) Firewall
7 244 (23.90%) VMware
8 217 (21.25%) SQL
9 211 (20.67%) ITIL
10 204 (19.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 193 (18.90%) Cisco
12 192 (18.81%) TCP/IP
13 180 (17.63%) Unix
14 176 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 165 (16.16%) DNS
16 150 (14.69%) Office 365
17 137 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
18 135 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
19 132 (12.93%) Hyper-V
20 125 (12.24%) Degree
21 124 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
22 115 (11.26%) MS Exchange
23 113 (11.07%) DHCP
24 111 (10.87%) Java
25 108 (10.58%) Finance
25 108 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
26 104 (10.19%) C#
27 99 (9.70%) JavaScript
28 98 (9.60%) HTML
29 94 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 115 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 76 (7.44%) IIS
3 43 (4.21%) Apache
4 42 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 42 (4.11%) Skype for Business
5 40 (3.92%) Tomcat
6 39 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (1.86%) WebLogic
10 15 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.78%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.78%) CMS
13 8 (0.78%) nginx
13 8 (0.78%) Sitefinity
14 7 (0.69%) JBoss
14 7 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 92 (9.01%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) SAP ERP
1 9 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.098%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.098%) Magento
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 150 (14.69%) Office 365
2 124 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.72%) SaaS
5 32 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (2.55%) IaaS
7 13 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.69%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.49%) PaaS
12 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.20%) G Suite
13 1 (0.098%) iTunes
13 1 (0.098%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.098%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.098%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 250 (24.49%) Firewall
2 192 (18.81%) TCP/IP
3 165 (16.16%) DNS
4 113 (11.07%) DHCP
5 91 (8.91%) LAN
6 77 (7.54%) VPN
7 68 (6.66%) SAN
7 68 (6.66%) WAN
8 56 (5.48%) Internet
9 48 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (4.21%) VLAN
11 32 (3.13%) Wireless
12 27 (2.64%) MPLS
12 27 (2.64%) Skype
13 26 (2.55%) VoIP
14 24 (2.35%) Cisco PIX
14 24 (2.35%) Network Security
15 23 (2.25%) Intranet
16 22 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
16 22 (2.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 47 (4.60%) MySQL
4 43 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 21 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.27%) SQLPlus
11 12 (1.18%) Big Data
11 12 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (0.98%) DB2
13 9 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (2.45%) Subversion
4 24 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.35%) Selenium
5 23 (2.25%) JIRA
6 19 (1.86%) gulp
6 19 (1.86%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.67%) JUnit
8 16 (1.57%) NuGet
9 13 (1.27%) WinDbg
10 12 (1.18%) WebDriver
11 10 (0.98%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.98%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.98%) Maven
12 9 (0.88%) eggPlant
12 9 (0.88%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.88%) LoadUI
12 9 (0.88%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 108 (10.58%) Finance
2 72 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 56 (5.48%) Marketing
4 53 (5.19%) Manufacturing
5 47 (4.60%) Electronics
6 42 (4.11%) German Language
7 41 (4.02%) Digital Economy
8 32 (3.13%) French Language
9 24 (2.35%) Back Office
10 22 (2.15%) Games
11 14 (1.37%) Retail
12 13 (1.27%) Banking
13 11 (1.08%) Publishing
14 8 (0.78%) Automotive
15 4 (0.39%) Advertising
15 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.29%) Military
17 1 (0.098%) Billing
17 1 (0.098%) Front Office
17 1 (0.098%) Legal
Job Titles
1 201 (19.69%) Analyst
2 177 (17.34%) Support Engineer
3 118 (11.56%) Support Analyst
4 116 (11.36%) IT Support
5 109 (10.68%) Developer
6 91 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 70 (6.86%) Technical Support
8 69 (6.76%) Security Engineer
9 63 (6.17%) IT Engineer
10 61 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
11 56 (5.48%) Technical Engineer
12 54 (5.29%) IT Support Engineer
13 53 (5.19%) Consultant
14 52 (5.09%) Applications Support
14 52 (5.09%) Technical Support Engineer
15 50 (4.90%) Administrator
15 50 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
16 49 (4.80%) IT Analyst
17 47 (4.60%) Linux Support
18 46 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (9.60%) HTML
2 89 (8.72%) .NET
3 86 (8.42%) Web Services
4 85 (8.33%) CSS
5 62 (6.07%) JSON
6 60 (5.88%) REST
7 56 (5.48%) XML
8 43 (4.21%) HTML5
9 40 (3.92%) AngularJS
10 39 (3.82%) Ajax
11 38 (3.72%) SOAP
12 35 (3.43%) ASP.NET
13 33 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (2.64%) Middleware
14 27 (2.64%) React
15 26 (2.55%) WCF
16 21 (2.06%) WinForms
17 20 (1.96%) .NET Framework
17 20 (1.96%) CSS3
17 20 (1.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 60 (5.88%) Clustering
4 46 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 18 (1.76%) User Experience
8 17 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
8 17 (1.67%) Driving Licence
9 16 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.57%) Robotics
10 15 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
12 11 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.78%) Cybercrime
13 8 (0.78%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 7 (0.69%) iPad
14 7 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 402 (39.37%) Windows Server
2 366 (35.85%) Linux
3 204 (19.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 180 (17.63%) Unix
5 176 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 87 (8.52%) Windows 7
8 67 (6.56%) Windows 10
9 48 (4.70%) Android
10 45 (4.41%) Solaris
11 43 (4.21%) Apple iOS
12 41 (4.02%) CentOS
13 40 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (3.72%) Windows 2000
15 29 (2.84%) Windows 8
16 26 (2.55%) Windows XP
17 20 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
18 16 (1.57%) Mac OS X
19 14 (1.37%) Windows Phone
20 10 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (20.67%) ITIL
2 137 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (6.95%) DevOps
4 67 (6.56%) Mentoring
5 66 (6.46%) Software Engineering
6 63 (6.17%) Test Automation
7 57 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (5.48%) OO
9 55 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (5.19%) TDD
11 52 (5.09%) Scrum
12 51 (5.00%) Web Development
13 47 (4.60%) Digital Marketing
14 46 (4.51%) Project Management
15 45 (4.41%) Programme Management
16 43 (4.21%) Risk Management
17 42 (4.11%) MVC
18 40 (3.92%) High Availability
18 40 (3.92%) Service Delivery
19 37 (3.62%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 217 (21.25%) SQL
2 111 (10.87%) Java
3 104 (10.19%) C#
4 99 (9.70%) JavaScript
5 86 (8.42%) PowerShell
6 74 (7.25%) Python
7 65 (6.37%) C++
8 54 (5.29%) Perl
9 41 (4.02%) Bash Shell
10 30 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 27 (2.64%) C
12 26 (2.55%) Ruby
13 25 (2.45%) PHP
14 15 (1.47%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.08%) Korn
16 10 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.98%) XAML
17 7 (0.69%) VB
17 7 (0.69%) VBScript
17 7 (0.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 125 (12.24%) Degree
2 60 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (4.51%) CCNA
6 40 (3.92%) MCSE
7 39 (3.82%) Security Cleared
8 33 (3.23%) CISSP
9 26 (2.55%) ISTQB
9 26 (2.55%) MCP
10 24 (2.35%) DV Cleared
11 19 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (1.57%) SC Cleared
13 14 (1.37%) CCNP
14 13 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.18%) CEH
16 11 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (1.08%) MCSA
16 11 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (0.98%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.54%) SLA
2 43 (4.21%) QA
3 38 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.67%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.08%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.59%) GPG13
8 4 (0.39%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.29%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.098%) COBIT
11 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 388 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 135 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (12.93%) Hyper-V
4 54 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (4.31%) XenApp
6 36 (3.53%) vSphere
7 30 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (2.45%) Terminal Services
9 23 (2.25%) KVM
10 19 (1.86%) XenServer
11 15 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
13 12 (1.18%) Docker
14 10 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 8 (0.78%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.78%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.69%) Varnish
17 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 66 (6.46%) SCCM
2 43 (4.21%) Puppet
3 39 (3.82%) Backup Exec
4 35 (3.43%) WSUS
5 31 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.45%) ZABBIX
7 22 (2.15%) SCOM
8 20 (1.96%) vCenter Server
9 14 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 13 (1.27%) SCVMM
11 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 10 (0.98%) Ansible
12 10 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.98%) Nagios
12 10 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Management
12 10 (0.98%) Terraform
12 10 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.88%) ThinApp
14 7 (0.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 365 (35.75%) Microsoft
2 244 (23.90%) VMware
3 193 (18.90%) Cisco
4 93 (9.11%) Juniper
5 86 (8.42%) HP
6 84 (8.23%) F5
7 79 (7.74%) CheckPoint
8 64 (6.27%) Palo Alto
9 60 (5.88%) Citrix
10 58 (5.68%) SAP
11 56 (5.48%) Oracle
12 52 (5.09%) Blue Coat
13 48 (4.70%) Red Hat
14 43 (4.21%) Dell
15 37 (3.62%) Crossbeam
15 37 (3.62%) IBM
16 35 (3.43%) Sourcefire
17 34 (3.33%) NetApp
17 34 (3.33%) Veeam
18 25 (2.45%) Symantec