Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 14 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 240 665 1,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.52% 11.47% 16.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.89% 47.10% 62.59%
Number of salaries quoted 192 594 927
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,525 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,700 £67,500
South East median annual salary £42,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +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 523 1,412 1,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.93% 24.35% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 429 1,227 1,416
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,606
% change year-on-year - +5.62% +3.92%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 -15 70 £44,000 +10.00% 17
Bracknell +7 53 £42,500 - 6
Slough -1 18 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Maidenhead +17 16 £45,500 +4.00% 2
Wokingham +3 10 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Newbury +3 9 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Thatcham +4 3 £52,500 +98.11%
Ascot +9 1 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 119 (49.58%) Microsoft
2 108 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 104 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 99 (41.25%) VMware
5 77 (32.08%) Linux
6 70 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 69 (28.75%) Azure
8 60 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 53 (22.08%) Windows Server 2016
10 49 (20.42%) SCCM
11 46 (19.17%) Office 365
12 44 (18.33%) Hyper-V
12 44 (18.33%) AWS
13 41 (17.08%) DHCP
13 41 (17.08%) Firewall
14 40 (16.67%) DNS
15 39 (16.25%) Degree
15 39 (16.25%) Data Centre
16 38 (15.83%) Citrix
17 35 (14.58%) SCOM
18 34 (14.17%) Cisco
19 31 (12.92%) Windows 10
20 29 (12.08%) HP
20 29 (12.08%) SQL
20 29 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (12.08%) DV Cleared
20 29 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
21 28 (11.67%) Symantec
22 27 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
22 27 (11.25%) C#

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 14 (5.83%) MS Exchange
1 14 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.67%) IIS
3 3 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.83%) CloudStack
4 2 (0.83%) Confluence
4 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.83%) JBoss
4 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (28.75%) Azure
2 46 (19.17%) Office 365
3 44 (18.33%) AWS
4 16 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (5.42%) GCP
6 7 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.92%) OneDrive
7 6 (2.50%) Power Automate
7 6 (2.50%) SaaS
8 5 (2.08%) IaaS
9 4 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.67%) PaaS
10 2 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.83%) Route 53
10 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.42%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.08%) DHCP
1 41 (17.08%) Firewall
2 40 (16.67%) DNS
3 17 (7.08%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.67%) LAN
4 16 (6.67%) WAN
5 13 (5.42%) Skype
6 12 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (4.58%) VoIP
7 11 (4.58%) Wireless
8 9 (3.75%) SAN
9 8 (3.33%) H.323
9 8 (3.33%) Network Security
10 7 (2.92%) Internet
10 7 (2.92%) MPLS
11 6 (2.50%) VPN
12 5 (2.08%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.08%) NAS
13 3 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.67%) Big Data
4 4 (1.67%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.25%) MySQL
6 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.08%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.25%) Selenium
5 2 (0.83%) JIRA
5 2 (0.83%) JMeter
5 2 (0.83%) JUnit
General
1 24 (10.00%) Finance
2 13 (5.42%) Military
3 9 (3.75%) Back Office
4 6 (2.50%) Norwegian Language
5 5 (2.08%) Local Government
5 5 (2.08%) Retail
6 4 (1.67%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.25%) Advertising
7 3 (1.25%) Games
7 3 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.83%) Automotive
8 2 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.42%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Front Office
9 1 (0.42%) German Language
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (12.08%) Architect
2 26 (10.83%) Server Engineer
3 25 (10.42%) Developer
4 22 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (7.08%) Consultant
5 17 (7.08%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (7.08%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.25%) Graduate
6 15 (6.25%) IT Engineer
7 13 (5.42%) Analyst
7 13 (5.42%) IT Support
8 11 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (3.75%) CRM Developer
9 9 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.75%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.33%) QA Engineer
10 8 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (2.92%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.58%) .NET
2 21 (8.75%) Web Services
3 18 (7.50%) XML
4 17 (7.08%) SOAP
5 13 (5.42%) REST
6 12 (5.00%) WCF
6 12 (5.00%) WebRTC
7 11 (4.58%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.17%) HTML
8 10 (4.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 10 (4.17%) Reactive Extensions
9 7 (2.92%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.92%) HTML5
10 6 (2.50%) Node.js
10 6 (2.50%) React
11 5 (2.08%) RAML
11 5 (2.08%) Swagger
11 5 (2.08%) WSDL
11 5 (2.08%) XSD
12 4 (1.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.25%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 7 (2.92%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.08%) PKI
6 5 (2.08%) User Experience
7 4 (1.67%) Clustering
7 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.67%) Fibre Optics
7 4 (1.67%) iPad
7 4 (1.67%) iPhone
7 4 (1.67%) IVR
7 4 (1.67%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.25%) Blog
8 3 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.83%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 108 (45.00%) Windows Server
2 77 (32.08%) Linux
3 53 (22.08%) Windows Server 2016
4 31 (12.92%) Windows 10
5 29 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (7.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (6.67%) Windows 7
10 15 (6.25%) Unix
11 11 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (3.33%) Android
12 8 (3.33%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.67%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.25%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.83%) Solaris
16 1 (0.42%) CentOS
16 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (10.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (10.42%) Computer Science
4 25 (10.42%) Storage Management
5 23 (9.58%) Performance Monitoring
5 23 (9.58%) Proactive Management
5 23 (9.58%) Server Management
5 23 (9.58%) Validation
6 21 (8.75%) DevOps
7 17 (7.08%) ITIL
8 16 (6.67%) CRM
8 16 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 15 (6.25%) Migration
10 14 (5.83%) TDD
11 13 (5.42%) Workflow
12 12 (5.00%) High Availability
13 11 (4.58%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.08%) SQL
2 27 (11.25%) C#
3 25 (10.42%) Python
4 21 (8.75%) PowerShell
5 17 (7.08%) Java
5 17 (7.08%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.42%) Bash Shell
7 12 (5.00%) C++
8 9 (3.75%) C
9 5 (2.08%) Bourne shell
9 5 (2.08%) Groovy
9 5 (2.08%) Jython
10 4 (1.67%) Perl
11 3 (1.25%) Ruby
12 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.83%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.42%) R
13 1 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (16.25%) Degree
3 29 (12.08%) DV Cleared
4 22 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 20 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.75%) MCITP
8 4 (1.67%) JNCIS
8 4 (1.67%) MCSE
9 2 (0.83%) CEH
9 2 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.83%) GSEC
9 2 (0.83%) MCSA
10 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.42%) HND
10 1 (0.42%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.17%) QA
2 6 (2.50%) NCSC
3 3 (1.25%) GxP
3 3 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.83%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) NIST
System Software
1 104 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 70 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (18.33%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.00%) vSphere
5 10 (4.17%) Docker
6 9 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.25%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.25%) KVM
9 3 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.83%) vCloud
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 49 (20.42%) SCCM
2 35 (14.58%) SCOM
3 25 (10.42%) NetBackup
4 24 (10.00%) WSUS
5 23 (9.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 23 (9.58%) SCVMM
6 15 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (5.83%) Puppet
8 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.67%) SCSM
10 3 (1.25%) Ansible
10 3 (1.25%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.25%) Kibana
10 3 (1.25%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.25%) logstash
10 3 (1.25%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.25%) vRealize
11 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 119 (49.58%) Microsoft
2 99 (41.25%) VMware
3 38 (15.83%) Citrix
4 34 (14.17%) Cisco
5 29 (12.08%) HP
6 28 (11.67%) Symantec
7 23 (9.58%) EMC
8 19 (7.92%) CheckPoint
9 15 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 13 (5.42%) Google
11 9 (3.75%) Juniper
12 8 (3.33%) Palo Alto
13 7 (2.92%) NetApp
13 7 (2.92%) SaltStack
14 6 (2.50%) Apple
14 6 (2.50%) Veeam
15 5 (2.08%) Meraki
15 5 (2.08%) Nimble Storage
15 5 (2.08%) Synology
16 3 (1.25%) ServiceNow