Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,075 1,125 1,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.42% 16.95% 17.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.20% 55.97% 63.74%
Number of salaries quoted 880 954 1,486
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,075 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £39,800 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.13% -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 1,847 2,010 2,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.50% 30.28% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,524 1,668 2,291
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £71,775 £68,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +3.75%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 -3 383 £40,000 - 47
Maidenhead -4 204 £55,000 +20.88% 15
Bracknell +1 127 £47,500 +9.83% 13
Slough -2 95 £40,000 +6.67% 14
Wokingham +2 76 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Newbury +2 73 £44,000 +10.00% 4
Windsor +5 9 £35,000 +16.67% 5
Hungerford +1 5 £32,500 -7.14%
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 491 (45.67%) Windows Server
2 427 (39.72%) Microsoft
3 424 (39.44%) Active Directory
4 374 (34.79%) Linux
5 329 (30.60%) VMware
6 323 (30.05%) SQL
7 262 (24.37%) SQL Server
8 243 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 193 (17.95%) Office 365
10 178 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 178 (16.56%) Hyper-V
10 178 (16.56%) ITIL
11 163 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
12 157 (14.60%) .NET
13 149 (13.86%) Firewall
14 148 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
14 148 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 141 (13.12%) MS Exchange
16 140 (13.02%) Cisco
16 140 (13.02%) C#
17 130 (12.09%) PowerShell
18 129 (12.00%) Oracle
19 122 (11.35%) WAN
20 121 (11.26%) Windows 10
21 116 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
21 116 (10.79%) Unix
22 113 (10.51%) JavaScript
23 112 (10.42%) IIS
24 111 (10.33%) TCP/IP
24 111 (10.33%) 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
1 141 (13.12%) MS Exchange
2 112 (10.42%) IIS
3 66 (6.14%) WebSphere
4 47 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (4.37%) WebLogic
5 44 (4.09%) Apache
6 41 (3.81%) Skype for Business
7 39 (3.63%) JBoss
8 38 (3.53%) SharePoint
9 27 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (2.05%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
12 15 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (1.40%) IBM Notes
13 12 (1.12%) Apache Spark
13 12 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (1.12%) NServiceBus
14 11 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 86 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) CATIA
5 2 (0.19%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.19%) Windchill
6 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
1 8 (0.74%) TIBCO iProcess
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.093%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.093%) Maximo
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.093%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 243 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 193 (17.95%) Office 365
3 148 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.35%) SaaS
5 28 (2.60%) IaaS
6 20 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (1.49%) PaaS
8 11 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.84%) npm
9 9 (0.84%) NuGet
10 8 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.37%) Datadog
14 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
15 3 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 149 (13.86%) Firewall
2 122 (11.35%) WAN
3 111 (10.33%) TCP/IP
4 107 (9.95%) DNS
5 101 (9.40%) LAN
6 79 (7.35%) DHCP
7 69 (6.42%) Internet
8 64 (5.95%) VPN
9 50 (4.65%) SAN
10 37 (3.44%) Skype
10 37 (3.44%) Wireless
11 24 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (2.23%) Wireshark
12 23 (2.14%) Intranet
13 22 (2.05%) NAS
13 22 (2.05%) Network Security
14 20 (1.86%) WLAN
15 19 (1.77%) Broadband
16 17 (1.58%) VoIP
17 16 (1.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (24.37%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.56%) Oracle Database
3 26 (2.42%) HBase
3 26 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 26 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (2.05%) MySQL
5 20 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 20 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 18 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
7 17 (1.58%) RDBMS
7 17 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (1.49%) Big Data
9 15 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (1.12%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 57 (5.30%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.81%) Visual Studio
3 40 (3.72%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.05%) JIRA
5 17 (1.58%) Subversion
6 12 (1.12%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (0.93%) Selenium
7 10 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.84%) gulp
9 8 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.74%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.65%) Ant
10 7 (0.65%) JMeter
10 7 (0.65%) MSI
11 6 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.56%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.37%) AdminStudio
12 4 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 66 (6.14%) Finance
2 54 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.16%) German Language
3 34 (3.16%) Marketing
4 25 (2.33%) Retail
5 23 (2.14%) Games
6 13 (1.21%) Electronics
6 13 (1.21%) French Language
7 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.84%) Multimedia
9 8 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.47%) Back Office
10 5 (0.47%) Law
11 4 (0.37%) Banking
11 4 (0.37%) Legal
12 3 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Advertising
13 2 (0.19%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.093%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.093%) Military
Job Titles
1 150 (13.95%) Support Engineer
2 136 (12.65%) Analyst
3 119 (11.07%) Developer
4 117 (10.88%) IT Support
5 67 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 66 (6.14%) IT Engineer
7 64 (5.95%) Consultant
8 62 (5.77%) .NET Developer
9 60 (5.58%) Technical Support
10 59 (5.49%) Administrator
11 55 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
12 51 (4.74%) Support Analyst
13 49 (4.56%) IT Support Engineer
14 44 (4.09%) Software Engineer
15 42 (3.91%) C# Developer
15 42 (3.91%) IT Analyst
15 42 (3.91%) Linux Engineer
15 42 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
16 41 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
16 41 (3.81%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (14.60%) .NET
2 96 (8.93%) HTML
3 89 (8.28%) CSS
4 62 (5.77%) Web Services
5 55 (5.12%) .NET Framework
6 52 (4.84%) ASP.NET
7 48 (4.47%) Ajax
8 40 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (3.72%) Middleware
9 39 (3.63%) WCF
10 36 (3.35%) JSON
11 33 (3.07%) jQuery
12 32 (2.98%) REST
13 29 (2.70%) Node.js
14 28 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 28 (2.60%) KnockoutJS
15 26 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (2.23%) HTML5
17 22 (2.05%) WebSphere MQ
17 22 (2.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
3 45 (4.19%) Computer Science
3 45 (4.19%) Data Centre
4 43 (4.00%) Private Cloud
5 33 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.70%) Clustering
7 28 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (1.95%) Driving Licence
9 18 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.40%) EPoS
11 15 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.30%) iSeries
12 14 (1.30%) Life Science
13 13 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (1.12%) Robotics
15 9 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 491 (45.67%) Windows Server
2 374 (34.79%) Linux
3 148 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 121 (11.26%) Windows 10
5 116 (10.79%) Unix
5 116 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (8.56%) Windows 7
7 55 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (3.91%) Windows 8
9 35 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (2.88%) Android
11 30 (2.79%) Apple iOS
12 22 (2.05%) Ubuntu
13 21 (1.95%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
15 11 (1.02%) Solaris
16 9 (0.84%) CentOS
17 8 (0.74%) VMS
18 6 (0.56%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (16.56%) ITIL
2 163 (15.16%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (10.33%) DevOps
4 91 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (6.42%) Scrum
6 63 (5.86%) Problem Management
7 59 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 58 (5.40%) Migration
9 57 (5.30%) Presales
10 56 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (5.21%) Project Management
11 55 (5.12%) Software Engineering
11 55 (5.12%) Test Automation
12 54 (5.02%) MVC
13 52 (4.84%) OO
14 48 (4.47%) TDD
15 46 (4.28%) Logistics
16 44 (4.09%) High Availability
17 40 (3.72%) Unit Testing
18 39 (3.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 323 (30.05%) SQL
2 140 (13.02%) C#
3 130 (12.09%) PowerShell
4 113 (10.51%) JavaScript
5 94 (8.74%) Java
6 61 (5.67%) Python
7 45 (4.19%) C++
8 38 (3.53%) Bash Shell
9 36 (3.35%) Ruby
10 35 (3.26%) C
11 26 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 23 (2.14%) Perl
13 18 (1.67%) PHP
13 18 (1.67%) R
14 14 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.12%) Embedded C++
16 11 (1.02%) Tcl
16 11 (1.02%) VBScript
17 8 (0.74%) COBOL
17 8 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (9.21%) Degree
2 81 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (4.56%) MCSA
4 39 (3.63%) MCSE
5 38 (3.53%) Security Cleared
6 25 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (2.05%) MCITP
7 22 (2.05%) MCTS
8 19 (1.77%) MCP
8 19 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.30%) AWS Certification
10 14 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.30%) ISEB
10 14 (1.30%) SC Cleared
11 12 (1.12%) CCNA
12 11 (1.02%) CISSP
12 11 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.84%) CEH
14 8 (0.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.05%) QA
2 37 (3.44%) SLA
3 31 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.21%) GAMP
5 12 (1.12%) PMO
6 11 (1.02%) GDPR
7 6 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.56%) PSD2
8 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) COBIT
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.19%) GCP
11 1 (0.093%) COSHH
11 1 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 424 (39.44%) Active Directory
2 178 (16.56%) Hyper-V
2 178 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (3.16%) Docker
6 26 (2.42%) HDFS
7 22 (2.05%) XenApp
8 19 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.58%) vSphere
10 15 (1.40%) Firmware
10 15 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.65%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.65%) Samba
13 7 (0.65%) XenServer
14 6 (0.56%) NFS
15 5 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 101 (9.40%) SCCM
2 48 (4.47%) SCOM
3 36 (3.35%) Puppet
4 24 (2.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 21 (1.95%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.86%) Ansible
7 19 (1.77%) OPNET
8 18 (1.67%) vCenter Server
9 14 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (1.02%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.93%) Kibana
11 10 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.74%) Terraform
13 8 (0.74%) TIBCO Hawk
14 7 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (0.56%) Kubernetes
15 6 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 427 (39.72%) Microsoft
2 329 (30.60%) VMware
3 140 (13.02%) Cisco
4 129 (12.00%) Oracle
5 83 (7.72%) Citrix
6 59 (5.49%) HP
7 41 (3.81%) CheckPoint
7 41 (3.81%) IBM
8 38 (3.53%) Symantec
9 35 (3.26%) Dell
10 34 (3.16%) SolarWinds
11 33 (3.07%) Red Hat
12 31 (2.88%) Riverbed
13 28 (2.60%) Capita
14 25 (2.33%) Apple
15 24 (2.23%) ServiceNow
16 23 (2.14%) Juniper
17 22 (2.05%) Aruba
18 19 (1.77%) Dynatrace
19 17 (1.58%) F5