Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,031 955 1,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.08% 15.31% 17.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.90% 54.29% 59.58%
Number of salaries quoted 896 791 1,303
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -10.11% +11.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -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 1,639 1,759 2,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.57% 28.20% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,377 1,472 2,138
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £68,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% -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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +2 407 £37,500 -6.25% 40
Maidenhead -7 183 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Slough +3 124 £40,000 +6.67% 14
Bracknell -3 116 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Wokingham +8 67 £46,000 +17.95% 7
Newbury -19 33 £40,000 +7.38% 3
Windsor -9 13 £33,000 -2.22% 3
Crowthorne - 9 £22,000 - 1
Thatcham +8 2 £43,000 +43.33%
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 478 (46.36%) Microsoft
2 446 (43.26%) Windows Server
3 437 (42.39%) Active Directory
4 359 (34.82%) Linux
5 319 (30.94%) VMware
6 249 (24.15%) SQL Server
7 242 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 233 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 233 (22.60%) SQL
9 220 (21.34%) Office 365
10 177 (17.17%) Hyper-V
11 163 (15.81%) IIS
12 159 (15.42%) Windows 10
13 155 (15.03%) .NET
14 150 (14.55%) C#
15 144 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 139 (13.48%) ITIL
17 126 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
17 126 (12.22%) TCP/IP
18 123 (11.93%) DNS
19 122 (11.83%) Firewall
20 121 (11.74%) Incident Management
21 118 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
22 117 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
23 114 (11.06%) JavaScript
24 113 (10.96%) Windows 7
25 107 (10.38%) Degree
26 102 (9.89%) MS Exchange
27 101 (9.80%) Problem Management
28 100 (9.70%) DHCP

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
1 163 (15.81%) IIS
2 102 (9.89%) MS Exchange
3 48 (4.66%) SharePoint
4 44 (4.27%) Skype for Business
5 27 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (1.84%) Apache
8 17 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.45%) Apache Spark
10 15 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.97%) JBoss
12 10 (0.97%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.78%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.58%) CMS
14 6 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.48%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 118 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.097%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Scribe Insight
2 4 (0.39%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.097%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.097%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 233 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 220 (21.34%) Office 365
3 117 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (2.81%) IaaS
5 24 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (2.13%) SaaS
7 19 (1.84%) PaaS
8 14 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 14 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.97%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.87%) Amazon Glacier
13 8 (0.78%) GitHub
13 8 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
14 7 (0.68%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
17 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 126 (12.22%) TCP/IP
2 123 (11.93%) DNS
3 122 (11.83%) Firewall
4 100 (9.70%) DHCP
5 90 (8.73%) VPN
6 72 (6.98%) LAN
7 70 (6.79%) WAN
8 58 (5.63%) SAN
9 44 (4.27%) Internet
10 37 (3.59%) Skype
11 29 (2.81%) Wireless
12 26 (2.52%) VoIP
13 23 (2.23%) Intranet
13 23 (2.23%) NAS
13 23 (2.23%) Network Security
14 19 (1.84%) Broadband
14 19 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (1.75%) Bluetooth
15 18 (1.75%) WLAN
16 17 (1.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (24.15%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.04%) HBase
5 18 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.65%) Big Data
7 15 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.36%) Apache Hive
8 14 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
8 14 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.26%) Impala
10 12 (1.16%) MySQL
10 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 53 (5.14%) Visual Studio
2 39 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.91%) JIRA
5 13 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.07%) Subversion
8 8 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.68%) Ant
10 5 (0.48%) Xcode
11 4 (0.39%) AdminStudio
11 4 (0.39%) MSI
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.29%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.29%) gulp
12 3 (0.29%) Selenium
12 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.19%) Travis CI
General
1 62 (6.01%) Finance
2 43 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 30 (2.91%) Marketing
4 22 (2.13%) Retail
5 19 (1.84%) Games
6 18 (1.75%) German Language
7 15 (1.45%) Electronics
8 14 (1.36%) Back Office
9 11 (1.07%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.07%) Banking
9 11 (1.07%) Multimedia
10 10 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.58%) Automotive
12 4 (0.39%) Law
12 4 (0.39%) Legal
13 3 (0.29%) Advertising
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) Military
14 2 (0.19%) Avionics
14 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 168 (16.29%) Support Engineer
2 132 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 119 (11.54%) Developer
4 115 (11.15%) Analyst
5 104 (10.09%) IT Support
6 81 (7.86%) IT Engineer
7 67 (6.50%) .NET Developer
8 62 (6.01%) IT Support Engineer
9 61 (5.92%) Administrator
10 57 (5.53%) Consultant
11 54 (5.24%) Software Engineer
12 52 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
13 48 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
14 47 (4.56%) Technical Support
15 44 (4.27%) C# Developer
16 40 (3.88%) Support Analyst
17 39 (3.78%) Linux Engineer
18 36 (3.49%) DBA
18 36 (3.49%) Technical Engineer
19 34 (3.30%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (15.03%) .NET
2 89 (8.63%) CSS
3 85 (8.24%) HTML
4 67 (6.50%) Web Services
5 56 (5.43%) jQuery
6 49 (4.75%) ASP.NET
7 41 (3.98%) WCF
8 38 (3.69%) .NET Framework
9 35 (3.39%) Ajax
10 33 (3.20%) AngularJS
11 25 (2.42%) OpenCV
11 25 (2.42%) REST
12 24 (2.33%) HTML5
13 23 (2.23%) XML
14 22 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 21 (2.04%) KnockoutJS
16 19 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (1.75%) Middleware
17 18 (1.75%) STL
17 18 (1.75%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.44%) Private Cloud
2 70 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.21%) Data Centre
4 58 (5.63%) Computer Science
5 49 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.81%) Driving Licence
7 25 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 24 (2.33%) Clustering
9 23 (2.23%) Management Information System
10 21 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
11 20 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (1.84%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.36%) EPoS
14 12 (1.16%) Robotics
15 11 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (1.07%) Replication
16 9 (0.87%) PKI
17 8 (0.78%) CAN bus
18 7 (0.68%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 446 (43.26%) Windows Server
2 359 (34.82%) Linux
3 159 (15.42%) Windows 10
4 113 (10.96%) Windows 7
5 99 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (7.27%) Windows 8
8 65 (6.30%) Unix
9 39 (3.78%) Android
10 36 (3.49%) Apple iOS
11 27 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (2.42%) Ubuntu
13 20 (1.94%) Windows XP
14 17 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.97%) CentOS
15 10 (0.97%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.87%) Solaris
17 7 (0.68%) AIX
18 5 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 5 (0.48%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 139 (13.48%) ITIL
3 126 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (11.74%) Incident Management
5 101 (9.80%) Problem Management
6 92 (8.92%) Logistics
6 92 (8.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 89 (8.63%) DevOps
8 85 (8.24%) Service Management
9 69 (6.69%) Unit Testing
10 59 (5.72%) Scrum
10 59 (5.72%) Software Engineering
11 58 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (5.24%) Migration
12 54 (5.24%) Service Delivery
13 52 (5.04%) Test Automation
14 47 (4.56%) MVC
15 46 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
15 46 (4.46%) Presales
16 45 (4.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (22.60%) SQL
2 150 (14.55%) C#
3 114 (11.06%) JavaScript
4 97 (9.41%) PowerShell
5 78 (7.57%) Java
6 50 (4.85%) C++
7 47 (4.56%) Python
8 31 (3.01%) C
9 26 (2.52%) T-SQL
10 24 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.84%) Embedded C++
11 19 (1.84%) Ruby
12 15 (1.45%) VB.NET
13 14 (1.36%) Perl
14 13 (1.26%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.97%) PHP
16 8 (0.78%) R
16 8 (0.78%) VB
17 7 (0.68%) VBScript
18 5 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (10.38%) Degree
2 61 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.07%) MCSE
4 30 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 22 (2.13%) MCSA
8 21 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.45%) MCP
11 14 (1.36%) ISEB
12 11 (1.07%) CCNA
13 10 (0.97%) CISSP
14 9 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.78%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.68%) CISM
16 7 (0.68%) MCITP
17 6 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.72%) SLA
2 41 (3.98%) QA
3 37 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.75%) GDPR
5 15 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.26%) PSD2
7 12 (1.16%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.58%) WAI
9 4 (0.39%) FISMA
9 4 (0.39%) GAMP
9 4 (0.39%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.39%) PMO
10 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.19%) COBIT
11 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 437 (42.39%) Active Directory
2 242 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (17.17%) Hyper-V
4 53 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
6 39 (3.78%) Docker
7 33 (3.20%) XenApp
8 31 (3.01%) XenDesktop
9 22 (2.13%) vSphere
10 21 (2.04%) HDFS
11 15 (1.45%) Firmware
12 13 (1.26%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.87%) Samba
14 8 (0.78%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.29%) UAG
15 3 (0.29%) vCloud
16 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (5.92%) SCCM
2 45 (4.36%) vCenter Server
3 43 (4.17%) Puppet
4 29 (2.81%) SCOM
5 24 (2.33%) Ansible
6 17 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (1.55%) Kibana
7 16 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (1.26%) Terraform
10 11 (1.07%) AirWatch
10 11 (1.07%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.07%) Grafana
10 11 (1.07%) Graylog
10 11 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 8 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.78%) WSUS
13 6 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 478 (46.36%) Microsoft
2 319 (30.94%) VMware
3 100 (9.70%) Citrix
4 94 (9.12%) Cisco
5 93 (9.02%) ServiceNow
6 71 (6.89%) BMC
6 71 (6.89%) Oracle
7 39 (3.78%) HP
8 34 (3.30%) Dell
9 27 (2.62%) IBM
10 26 (2.52%) Apple
11 25 (2.42%) Red Hat
12 22 (2.13%) SolarWinds
13 20 (1.94%) Riverbed
14 19 (1.84%) CheckPoint
14 19 (1.84%) Symantec
15 18 (1.75%) Remedy
16 17 (1.65%) Atlassian
17 13 (1.26%) EMC
18 12 (1.16%) Polycom