Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 11 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 348 712 1,060
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.95% 12.61% 15.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.40% 49.86% 58.02%
Number of salaries quoted 262 642 892
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -7.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £24,775 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £65,000 £67,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,900
% change year-on-year - +0.25% +6.40%

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 750 1,428 1,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.44% 25.29% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 612 1,239 1,507
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,275 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Windows in Berkshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Berkshire over the 6 months to 27 May 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 27 May 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 -9 152 £37,000 -7.50% 14
Bracknell -5 46 £25,500 -40.00% 9
Slough -4 36 £32,500 -7.14%
Newbury +9 15 £60,000 +50.00%
Thatcham +2 14 £52,500 +98.11%
Wokingham -1 12 £60,000 - 1
Maidenhead -7 11 £55,000 +12.82% 1
Ascot - 4 £32,500 -
Windsor +9 2 £75,000 +7.14%
Hungerford - 2 £34,000 -
Crowthorne -2 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 164 (47.13%) Microsoft
2 136 (39.08%) Windows Server
3 120 (34.48%) Active Directory
4 118 (33.91%) Linux
5 116 (33.33%) VMware
6 90 (25.86%) Azure
7 79 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 78 (22.41%) Office 365
9 76 (21.84%) AWS
10 65 (18.68%) DNS
11 63 (18.10%) Firewall
12 62 (17.82%) Hyper-V
13 56 (16.09%) Security Cleared
13 56 (16.09%) SCCM
14 55 (15.80%) DHCP
15 50 (14.37%) Cisco
15 50 (14.37%) SQL
16 49 (14.08%) PowerShell
17 45 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
18 44 (12.64%) Windows 10
19 43 (12.36%) Data Centre
19 43 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
20 40 (11.49%) Degree
20 40 (11.49%) SQL Server
21 38 (10.92%) Python
21 38 (10.92%) Windows Server 2016
22 36 (10.34%) Citrix
22 36 (10.34%) Finance
23 34 (9.77%) Java
24 33 (9.48%) DevOps

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 32 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.89%) IIS
3 14 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.16%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.72%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.15%) Apache
8 4 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.15%) Confluence
9 3 (0.86%) JBoss
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 27 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.86%) Line 50
2 3 (0.86%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (0.86%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 90 (25.86%) Azure
2 78 (22.41%) Office 365
3 76 (21.84%) AWS
4 19 (5.46%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (5.17%) GCP
6 15 (4.31%) SaaS
7 12 (3.45%) IaaS
8 10 (2.87%) Amazon Cognito
8 10 (2.87%) PaaS
9 9 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.44%) G Suite
12 4 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.15%) GitHub
12 4 (1.15%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.86%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.86%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 65 (18.68%) DNS
2 63 (18.10%) Firewall
3 55 (15.80%) DHCP
4 31 (8.91%) LAN
5 30 (8.62%) TCP/IP
6 25 (7.18%) WAN
7 24 (6.90%) Network Security
8 23 (6.61%) Skype
9 18 (5.17%) Internet
9 18 (5.17%) Wireless
10 17 (4.89%) VPN
11 15 (4.31%) SAN
12 14 (4.02%) VoIP
13 12 (3.45%) iSCSI
13 12 (3.45%) NAS
13 12 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (2.01%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (2.01%) Radio Access Network
16 6 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.01%) Big Data
4 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (1.72%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.86%) MySQL
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) HBase
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.29%) Redis
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.16%) JUnit
3 8 (2.30%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.72%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.15%) GitLab
7 4 (1.15%) JIRA
8 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.86%) Selenium
9 2 (0.57%) JMeter
10 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.29%) Subversion
10 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (10.34%) Finance
2 24 (6.90%) Games
3 22 (6.32%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.74%) Automotive
5 8 (2.30%) Back Office
5 8 (2.30%) Electronics
5 8 (2.30%) Marketing
5 8 (2.30%) Military
5 8 (2.30%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.01%) Norwegian Language
7 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.72%) Retail
8 5 (1.44%) Legal
9 4 (1.15%) Front Office
10 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.57%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Police
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (12.07%) IT Engineer
2 38 (10.92%) Developer
3 34 (9.77%) Architect
3 34 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 30 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (8.05%) Analyst
6 24 (6.90%) IT Support
7 21 (6.03%) Server Engineer
8 18 (5.17%) Desktop Support
8 18 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (5.17%) Graduate
9 17 (4.89%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (4.60%) Consultant
11 15 (4.31%) Operations Engineer
11 15 (4.31%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.90%) .NET
2 22 (6.32%) HTML
3 21 (6.03%) Web Services
4 17 (4.89%) HTML5
5 16 (4.60%) XML
6 14 (4.02%) CSS
7 13 (3.74%) React
7 13 (3.74%) STL
8 12 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.45%) SOAP
9 11 (3.16%) POSIX
9 11 (3.16%) Redux
9 11 (3.16%) REST
9 11 (3.16%) WebRTC
10 9 (2.59%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.01%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 7 (2.01%) Node.js
11 7 (2.01%) Reactive Extensions
11 7 (2.01%) WCF
12 5 (1.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.36%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (4.89%) Private Cloud
4 13 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.16%) Clustering
5 11 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.59%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.30%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.44%) User Experience
9 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.15%) IVR
9 4 (1.15%) Social Network
10 3 (0.86%) BYOD
10 3 (0.86%) iPad
10 3 (0.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 136 (39.08%) Windows Server
2 118 (33.91%) Linux
3 44 (12.64%) Windows 10
4 38 (10.92%) Windows Server 2016
5 31 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (8.05%) Windows 7
9 24 (6.90%) Apple iOS
10 21 (6.03%) Android
10 21 (6.03%) Unix
11 10 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (1.15%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.15%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.57%) Solaris
14 2 (0.57%) VMS
15 1 (0.29%) Debian
15 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
2 43 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (9.48%) DevOps
4 32 (9.20%) Computer Science
4 32 (9.20%) Information Security
4 32 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 28 (8.05%) ITIL
6 27 (7.76%) Server Management
6 27 (7.76%) Test Automation
7 24 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (6.90%) Validation
8 23 (6.61%) Migration
9 22 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (6.32%) TDD
10 21 (6.03%) Security Management
11 20 (5.75%) Performance Monitoring
11 20 (5.75%) Proactive Management
11 20 (5.75%) Storage Management
11 20 (5.75%) Workflow
12 18 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.37%) SQL
2 49 (14.08%) PowerShell
3 38 (10.92%) Python
4 34 (9.77%) Java
5 29 (8.33%) C#
6 27 (7.76%) C++
6 27 (7.76%) JavaScript
7 18 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.87%) Apple Swift
9 9 (2.59%) C
10 8 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.01%) Perl
12 6 (1.72%) Groovy
13 5 (1.44%) Bourne shell
13 5 (1.44%) Jython
13 5 (1.44%) Ruby
14 3 (0.86%) PHP
14 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.86%) VBScript
14 3 (0.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.49%) Degree
3 23 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (6.61%) DV Cleared
4 21 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.03%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.30%) JNCIS
6 7 (2.01%) A+ Certification
6 7 (2.01%) CCIE
6 7 (2.01%) CISSP
6 7 (2.01%) MCITP
7 6 (1.72%) MCSA
8 3 (0.86%) MCP
8 3 (0.86%) MCSE
9 2 (0.57%) CEH
9 2 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.57%) GSEC
9 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.46%) SLA
2 13 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.45%) GDPR
4 9 (2.59%) QA
5 6 (1.72%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.86%) GxP
6 3 (0.86%) NIST
7 2 (0.57%) NCSC
System Software
1 120 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 79 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (17.82%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.89%) Docker
5 12 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.01%) Firmware
7 6 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.15%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.15%) vSphere
9 3 (0.86%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.57%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.57%) XenApp
11 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.29%) NFS
11 1 (0.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 56 (16.09%) SCCM
2 28 (8.05%) WSUS
3 22 (6.32%) NetBackup
4 21 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (6.03%) SCOM
5 20 (5.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 20 (5.75%) Puppet
5 20 (5.75%) SCVMM
6 12 (3.45%) Ansible
7 8 (2.30%) Kubernetes
8 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (2.01%) Terraform
9 5 (1.44%) Packer
10 4 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.86%) Grafana
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.57%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 164 (47.13%) Microsoft
2 116 (33.33%) VMware
3 50 (14.37%) Cisco
4 36 (10.34%) Citrix
5 30 (8.62%) HP
6 25 (7.18%) Google
7 24 (6.90%) EMC
8 23 (6.61%) Symantec
9 20 (5.75%) CheckPoint
10 15 (4.31%) Oracle
11 12 (3.45%) Apple
11 12 (3.45%) Juniper
12 11 (3.16%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.59%) SAP
14 8 (2.30%) SaltStack
15 7 (2.01%) Arista
15 7 (2.01%) Brocade
15 7 (2.01%) Emulex
15 7 (2.01%) F5
15 7 (2.01%) Palo Alto