Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 17 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 189 499 803
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.38% 9.82% 14.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.76% 45.12% 56.67%
Number of salaries quoted 185 441 688
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -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 413 1,106 1,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.49% 21.76% 24.93%
Number of salaries quoted 361 934 1,170
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £71,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +3.39%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 -14 63 £45,000 - 23
Slough +7 33 £32,500 - 5
Bracknell -22 22 £68,750 +111.54% 2
Wokingham +1 21 £60,000 +2.13% 6
Maidenhead +5 10 £50,000 - 1
Ascot +9 6 £30,000 -14.29%
Newbury +7 5 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Hungerford -1 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 102 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 92 (48.68%) Microsoft
3 72 (38.10%) Azure
4 63 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 48 (25.40%) Linux
6 44 (23.28%) VMware
6 44 (23.28%) Office 365
7 35 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 34 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (16.93%) AWS
10 29 (15.34%) Windows 10
10 29 (15.34%) SQL
11 28 (14.81%) SCCM
12 25 (13.23%) DevOps
13 24 (12.70%) Cisco
14 22 (11.64%) .NET
14 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
16 20 (10.58%) SCOM
16 20 (10.58%) SQL Server
16 20 (10.58%) C#
16 20 (10.58%) SharePoint
16 20 (10.58%) ITIL
16 20 (10.58%) SC Cleared
17 19 (10.05%) PowerShell
17 19 (10.05%) Data Centre
17 19 (10.05%) Azure Active Directory
18 17 (8.99%) Hyper-V
19 16 (8.47%) MS Exchange
19 16 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 20 (10.58%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.12%) IIS
6 3 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 72 (38.10%) Azure
2 44 (23.28%) Office 365
3 32 (16.93%) AWS
4 19 (10.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.70%) IaaS
6 6 (3.17%) PaaS
7 4 (2.12%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.59%) GCP
9 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.06%) G Suite
9 2 (1.06%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.06%) SaaS
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.53%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.53%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.88%) DNS
2 12 (6.35%) Firewall
3 10 (5.29%) DHCP
4 9 (4.76%) Skype
5 8 (4.23%) VPN
6 7 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.70%) VoIP
6 7 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (3.17%) WAN
8 4 (2.12%) LAN
8 4 (2.12%) Network Security
9 3 (1.59%) VLAN
10 2 (1.06%) MPLS
10 2 (1.06%) SNMP
10 2 (1.06%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.06%) Wireless
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco Firepower
11 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.53%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.65%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.12%) MySQL
3 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.59%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.06%) Power BI
5 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) GIS
6 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.53%) QGIS
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Artifactory
1 4 (2.12%) GitLab
1 4 (2.12%) SonarQube
2 3 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.06%) JIRA
3 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.53%) Automake
4 1 (0.53%) MSI
4 1 (0.53%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (7.41%) French Language
2 10 (5.29%) Finance
3 9 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.23%) Military
5 6 (3.17%) Automotive
5 6 (3.17%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.65%) Retail
7 4 (2.12%) Banking
7 4 (2.12%) Marketing
8 3 (1.59%) Law
9 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (13.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 20 (10.58%) Analyst
3 18 (9.52%) IT Support
4 17 (8.99%) Support Analyst
5 16 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.41%) Developer
6 14 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.35%) IT Engineer
8 11 (5.82%) .NET Developer
8 11 (5.82%) Desktop Support
8 11 (5.82%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 9 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
9 9 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 9 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.64%) .NET
2 13 (6.88%) REST
3 12 (6.35%) AngularJS
3 12 (6.35%) ASP.NET
4 11 (5.82%) .NET Core
5 9 (4.76%) JSON
5 9 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (3.70%) X-Windows
7 5 (2.65%) React
8 4 (2.12%) SOAP
8 4 (2.12%) WCF
8 4 (2.12%) WPF
9 3 (1.59%) HTML
9 3 (1.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.06%) CSS
10 2 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.06%) Vue.js
10 2 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.23%) iSeries
3 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.65%) iPhone
5 4 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.12%) iPad
5 4 (2.12%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.12%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.59%) Clustering
6 3 (1.59%) PKI
6 3 (1.59%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.06%) CCTV
7 2 (1.06%) FMCG
7 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 48 (25.40%) Linux
3 29 (15.34%) Windows 10
4 21 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (6.88%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (4.76%) Android
8 9 (4.76%) Unix
9 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.65%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.12%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.59%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.53%) CentOS
13 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.23%) DevOps
2 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.58%) ITIL
4 16 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (7.94%) Information Security
5 15 (7.94%) Service Delivery
6 12 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (6.35%) Scrum
6 12 (6.35%) Test Automation
7 11 (5.82%) Product Roadmap
7 11 (5.82%) Service Management
8 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (4.76%) ITSM
8 9 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (4.76%) Software Architecture
8 9 (4.76%) SOLID
8 9 (4.76%) TDD
9 8 (4.23%) Data Management
9 8 (4.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.34%) SQL
2 20 (10.58%) C#
3 19 (10.05%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.35%) C++
5 7 (3.70%) Python
6 6 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.65%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.12%) Java
9 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.59%) C
10 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.94%) DV Cleared
3 15 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.23%) MCSE
5 7 (3.70%) Degree
6 6 (3.17%) MCSA
7 3 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.59%) MCITP
7 3 (1.59%) MCP
8 2 (1.06%) CCNA
8 2 (1.06%) CEH
8 2 (1.06%) CISSP
9 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.53%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.29%) SLA
2 9 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.06%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 102 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.17%) vSphere
5 5 (2.65%) Docker
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.53%) KVM
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (14.81%) SCCM
2 20 (10.58%) SCOM
3 15 (7.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (4.76%) Ansible
4 9 (4.76%) SCSM
4 9 (4.76%) SCVMM
5 8 (4.23%) NetBackup
6 7 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (3.70%) Terraform
6 7 (3.70%) WSUS
7 5 (2.65%) Puppet
8 4 (2.12%) Consul
8 4 (2.12%) Data Guard
8 4 (2.12%) Grafana
8 4 (2.12%) Graylog
8 4 (2.12%) Icinga
8 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.12%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 92 (48.68%) Microsoft
2 44 (23.28%) VMware
3 24 (12.70%) Cisco
4 15 (7.94%) Citrix
5 12 (6.35%) Google
6 9 (4.76%) HP
6 9 (4.76%) Symantec
7 8 (4.23%) IBM
7 8 (4.23%) Oracle
8 7 (3.70%) EMC
9 5 (2.65%) Apple
10 4 (2.12%) Remedy
10 4 (2.12%) SAP
11 3 (1.59%) BMC
11 3 (1.59%) Informatica
11 3 (1.59%) Meraki
11 3 (1.59%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.59%) Veeam
12 2 (1.06%) Polycom
12 2 (1.06%) ServiceNow