Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 705 1,028 1,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.30% 15.25% 16.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.20% 58.14% 54.95%
Number of salaries quoted 617 840 918
Berkshire median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £39,800 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.50% +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 1,433 1,768 1,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.01% 26.24% 29.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,245 1,456 1,653
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,133
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.87% +1.52%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019. 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 0 356 £40,000 +12.55% 13
Bracknell -11 83 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Maidenhead -16 66 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Slough -7 63 £35,500 -11.25% 5
Wokingham -13 37 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Newbury -22 34 £45,000 +2.27% 4
Thatcham - 4 £26,500 - 2
Ascot - 2 £25,000 -
Crowthorne - 2 £27,500 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 303 (42.98%) Windows Server
2 293 (41.56%) Active Directory
3 289 (40.99%) Microsoft
4 243 (34.47%) Linux
5 233 (33.05%) Office 365
6 203 (28.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 177 (25.11%) SQL
8 166 (23.55%) VMware
9 139 (19.72%) Firewall
10 131 (18.58%) Windows 10
11 129 (18.30%) ITIL
12 122 (17.30%) SQL Server
13 121 (17.16%) Hyper-V
14 120 (17.02%) PowerShell
14 120 (17.02%) TCP/IP
15 114 (16.17%) Microsoft Office
16 112 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
17 105 (14.89%) Windows 7
17 105 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
18 102 (14.47%) DHCP
18 102 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
19 100 (14.18%) DevOps
20 97 (13.76%) DNS
21 90 (12.77%) Unix
22 89 (12.62%) Python
23 87 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
24 86 (12.20%) .NET
25 82 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
25 82 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 80 (11.35%) 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 80 (11.35%) IIS
2 51 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 41 (5.82%) SharePoint
4 33 (4.68%) WebLogic
5 30 (4.26%) Apache
6 29 (4.11%) Tomcat
7 20 (2.84%) JBoss
8 17 (2.41%) Skype for Business
9 13 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (1.42%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.13%) Apache Spark
12 8 (1.13%) nginx
12 8 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (0.71%) Confluence
15 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.43%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 114 (16.17%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.54%) MS Visio
3 23 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.57%) InVision
5 4 (0.57%) Sketch
5 4 (0.57%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 11 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 233 (33.05%) Office 365
2 203 (28.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (9.65%) SaaS
5 52 (7.38%) IaaS
6 43 (6.10%) PaaS
7 24 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.70%) OpenShift
8 12 (1.70%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.99%) Serverless
12 6 (0.85%) G Suite
12 6 (0.85%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (0.43%) Azure Stack
15 2 (0.28%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (19.72%) Firewall
2 120 (17.02%) TCP/IP
3 102 (14.47%) DHCP
4 97 (13.76%) DNS
5 77 (10.92%) VPN
6 54 (7.66%) LAN
7 41 (5.82%) WAN
8 39 (5.53%) Internet
9 23 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
10 22 (3.12%) SAN
11 21 (2.98%) HTTP
11 21 (2.98%) Skype
11 21 (2.98%) VoIP
12 19 (2.70%) BIG-IP
13 18 (2.55%) IP Telephony
13 18 (2.55%) Network Security
14 15 (2.13%) Wireless
15 14 (1.99%) SNMP
15 14 (1.99%) VLAN
16 13 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.36%) Relational Database
3 28 (3.97%) RDBMS
4 23 (3.26%) MySQL
5 19 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.55%) Big Data
7 16 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.70%) Data Lake
10 12 (1.70%) Power BI
11 10 (1.42%) HDInsight
12 9 (1.28%) DB2
12 9 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.13%) Redis
14 7 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 25 (3.55%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.26%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.84%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.42%) JIRA
7 8 (1.13%) Maven
8 6 (0.85%) Selenium
9 5 (0.71%) JMeter
9 5 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.57%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.57%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.57%) Subversion
11 3 (0.43%) Ant
11 3 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.43%) JUnit
11 3 (0.43%) Redmine
11 3 (0.43%) TestNG
11 3 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (3.40%) Law
2 22 (3.12%) Retail
3 20 (2.84%) Electronics
3 20 (2.84%) Finance
4 19 (2.70%) Legal
5 18 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.28%) German Language
6 9 (1.28%) Marketing
7 7 (0.99%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 3 (0.43%) Games
11 3 (0.43%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.28%) Swedish Language
13 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 99 (14.04%) Analyst
1 99 (14.04%) Support Engineer
2 88 (12.48%) Developer
3 75 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 54 (7.66%) IT Engineer
5 50 (7.09%) Consultant
6 49 (6.95%) IT Support
7 47 (6.67%) Technical Support
8 43 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 42 (5.96%) Support Analyst
10 41 (5.82%) .NET Developer
11 37 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
12 36 (5.11%) Administrator
13 35 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
14 25 (3.55%) IT Support Engineer
14 25 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
15 24 (3.40%) Service Analyst
15 24 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
16 23 (3.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.20%) .NET
2 53 (7.52%) Web Services
3 42 (5.96%) HTML
4 38 (5.39%) CSS
5 32 (4.54%) ASP.NET
6 29 (4.11%) JSON
7 26 (3.69%) AngularJS
8 22 (3.12%) SOAP
9 18 (2.55%) J2EE
9 18 (2.55%) XML
10 17 (2.41%) jQuery
10 17 (2.41%) REST
11 16 (2.27%) Kafka
12 15 (2.13%) Middleware
13 14 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (1.99%) LDAP
13 14 (1.99%) Spring
14 13 (1.84%) .NET Core
15 11 (1.56%) .NET Framework
15 11 (1.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.55%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.40%) Driving Licence
5 23 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
8 15 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.84%) EPoS
10 13 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.56%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.42%) Clustering
13 8 (1.13%) User Experience
14 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.71%) e-Health
16 4 (0.57%) Replication
17 3 (0.43%) CCTV
17 3 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 303 (42.98%) Windows Server
2 243 (34.47%) Linux
3 131 (18.58%) Windows 10
4 105 (14.89%) Windows 7
5 90 (12.77%) Unix
6 87 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (4.54%) Windows XP
10 29 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (3.69%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.41%) Windows 2000
13 15 (2.13%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.70%) Android
15 10 (1.42%) CentOS
15 10 (1.42%) Mac OS
16 9 (1.28%) Apple iOS
17 8 (1.13%) VMS
18 6 (0.85%) AIX
18 6 (0.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (18.30%) ITIL
2 105 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (14.18%) DevOps
4 82 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 82 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (6.38%) Project Management
7 43 (6.10%) Mentoring
7 43 (6.10%) Migration
7 43 (6.10%) Scrum
8 42 (5.96%) Analytics
9 38 (5.39%) Presales
9 38 (5.39%) TDD
10 33 (4.68%) Software Engineering
10 33 (4.68%) Test Automation
11 32 (4.54%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (4.40%) High Availability
13 30 (4.26%) Time Management
14 29 (4.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 177 (25.11%) SQL
2 120 (17.02%) PowerShell
3 89 (12.62%) Python
4 80 (11.35%) C#
5 79 (11.21%) Java
6 61 (8.65%) Bash Shell
7 55 (7.80%) JavaScript
8 49 (6.95%) C++
9 41 (5.82%) Ruby
10 40 (5.67%) Perl
11 27 (3.83%) C
12 23 (3.26%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.84%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.28%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.13%) Go
15 8 (1.13%) PHP
15 8 (1.13%) Scala
16 3 (0.43%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.43%) XPath
17 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (10.35%) Degree
2 62 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 46 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 45 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (5.11%) MCSE
6 28 (3.97%) MCSA
7 25 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.41%) CCNA
8 17 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.13%) CISSP
9 15 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.28%) A+ Certification
11 9 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.13%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.85%) GIAC
13 6 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.85%) SANS
14 5 (0.71%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.94%) SLA
2 38 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.40%) PMO
4 17 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 13 (1.84%) QA
6 10 (1.42%) GDPR
6 10 (1.42%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.99%) GAMP
7 7 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.85%) NIST
9 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.28%) PSD2
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 293 (41.56%) Active Directory
2 121 (17.16%) Hyper-V
3 112 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (6.52%) Docker
5 41 (5.82%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (2.84%) vSphere
7 18 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (2.41%) Firmware
9 15 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.56%) VirtualBox
11 9 (1.28%) Xen
12 8 (1.13%) iptables
13 7 (0.99%) NFS
14 5 (0.71%) KVM
15 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.57%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.43%) Samba
16 3 (0.43%) Snort
16 3 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 51 (7.23%) SCCM
2 49 (6.95%) Puppet
3 29 (4.11%) Kubernetes
4 28 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (3.83%) SCVMM
6 26 (3.69%) Ansible
7 22 (3.12%) Nagios
8 18 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (1.99%) SCOM
10 12 (1.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 12 (1.70%) WSUS
11 10 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (1.42%) Terraform
12 8 (1.13%) Graphite
12 8 (1.13%) Kibana
12 8 (1.13%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.71%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.71%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 289 (40.99%) Microsoft
2 166 (23.55%) VMware
3 70 (9.93%) Cisco
4 66 (9.36%) Oracle
5 63 (8.94%) HP
6 36 (5.11%) Red Hat
7 35 (4.96%) Citrix
8 26 (3.69%) F5
9 20 (2.84%) Aruba
9 20 (2.84%) Google
10 18 (2.55%) Mitel
11 15 (2.13%) Riverbed
11 15 (2.13%) Symantec
12 14 (1.99%) SolarWinds
13 13 (1.84%) Veeam
14 12 (1.70%) Dell
14 12 (1.70%) Sun
15 10 (1.42%) Apple
16 9 (1.28%) Juniper
16 9 (1.28%) SonicWALL