Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 893 1462 1742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.67% 16.88% 16.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.87% 59.92% 62.55%
Number of salaries quoted 739 1225 1523
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £61,500 £68,750 £63,750
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 1689 2440 2785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.75% 28.17% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1999 2302
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 -3 371 £42,500 -5.56% 20
Slough -1 122 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Bracknell -5 96 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Maidenhead -1 92 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Newbury -16 54 £35,000 -17.65% 5
Wokingham +18 37 £42,500 - 4
Windsor -3 15 £29,000 -47.98% 2
Thatcham -9 5 £28,000 -3.45%
Ascot - 2 £43,750 - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 334 (37.40%) Linux
2 328 (36.73%) Microsoft
3 323 (36.17%) Windows Server
4 321 (35.95%) Active Directory
5 223 (24.97%) SQL Server
6 212 (23.74%) VMware
7 208 (23.29%) SQL
8 191 (21.39%) Firewall
9 188 (21.05%) ITIL
10 165 (18.48%) Cisco
11 160 (17.92%) Unix
12 154 (17.25%) TCP/IP
13 138 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 133 (14.89%) Degree
14 133 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 120 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
16 116 (12.99%) Java
17 112 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 112 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 111 (12.43%) Office 365
18 111 (12.43%) MS Exchange
19 110 (12.32%) DNS
19 110 (12.32%) Hyper-V
20 106 (11.87%) Microsoft Office
21 104 (11.65%) C#
22 97 (10.86%) Amazon AWS
23 94 (10.53%) Python
24 93 (10.41%) Juniper
25 84 (9.41%) JavaScript
26 81 (9.07%) 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
1 111 (12.43%) MS Exchange
2 68 (7.61%) IIS
3 44 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 40 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (3.36%) Skype for Business
7 26 (2.91%) Apache
8 25 (2.80%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.78%) Confluence
11 7 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.45%) CMS
13 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.45%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 106 (11.87%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) SAP ERP
1 9 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.11%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 112 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (12.43%) Office 365
3 97 (10.86%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (5.38%) SaaS
5 17 (1.90%) IaaS
6 15 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.45%) PaaS
8 4 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.34%) G Suite
9 3 (0.34%) GitHub
9 3 (0.34%) npm
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.11%) Route 53
11 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 191 (21.39%) Firewall
2 154 (17.25%) TCP/IP
3 110 (12.32%) DNS
4 81 (9.07%) DHCP
5 55 (6.16%) VPN
6 53 (5.94%) LAN
7 52 (5.82%) Internet
8 48 (5.38%) SAN
8 48 (5.38%) WAN
9 36 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (3.70%) VLAN
11 26 (2.91%) Intranet
11 26 (2.91%) MPLS
12 25 (2.80%) Skype
13 21 (2.35%) BGP
14 19 (2.13%) Wireless
15 18 (2.02%) OSPF
15 18 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (2.02%) VoIP
16 14 (1.57%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (24.97%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (3.25%) MySQL
5 25 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (1.46%) HBase
10 12 (1.34%) SQLPlus
11 11 (1.23%) Big Data
11 11 (1.23%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.12%) DB2
13 9 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.78%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
16 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.46%) JIRA
2 22 (2.46%) Selenium
3 21 (2.35%) Visual Studio
4 17 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.90%) Subversion
5 15 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.46%) gulp
7 12 (1.34%) WebDriver
8 11 (1.23%) Vagrant
9 10 (1.12%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.12%) JUnit
9 10 (1.12%) LoadRunner
9 10 (1.12%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.01%) eggPlant
10 9 (1.01%) HP UFT
10 9 (1.01%) LoadUI
10 9 (1.01%) SoapUI
10 9 (1.01%) TestNG
10 9 (1.01%) Toad
General
1 78 (8.73%) Finance
2 76 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 44 (4.93%) Marketing
4 42 (4.70%) Manufacturing
5 40 (4.48%) Electronics
6 30 (3.36%) German Language
7 28 (3.14%) Digital Economy
8 22 (2.46%) French Language
8 22 (2.46%) Games
9 18 (2.02%) Banking
10 16 (1.79%) Back Office
11 10 (1.12%) Retail
12 9 (1.01%) Advertising
12 9 (1.01%) Publishing
13 4 (0.45%) Automotive
14 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.11%) Front Office
16 1 (0.11%) Legal
16 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 182 (20.38%) Analyst
2 161 (18.03%) Support Engineer
3 111 (12.43%) Support Analyst
4 103 (11.53%) Developer
4 103 (11.53%) IT Support
5 81 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (6.38%) Technical Support
7 55 (6.16%) IT Engineer
8 54 (6.05%) Applications Support
9 46 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 46 (5.15%) Security Engineer
10 45 (5.04%) Administrator
11 44 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 44 (4.93%) IT Support Engineer
11 44 (4.93%) Linux Engineer
12 43 (4.82%) Consultant
12 43 (4.82%) Technical Engineer
13 42 (4.70%) Linux Support
14 41 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
14 41 (4.59%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.96%) HTML
2 79 (8.85%) .NET
3 71 (7.95%) CSS
3 71 (7.95%) Web Services
4 56 (6.27%) JSON
5 49 (5.49%) REST
6 38 (4.26%) HTML5
7 36 (4.03%) Ajax
8 32 (3.58%) ASP.NET
9 29 (3.25%) jQuery
10 28 (3.14%) AngularJS
11 27 (3.02%) XML
12 24 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (2.69%) SOAP
13 19 (2.13%) CSS3
14 18 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 18 (2.02%) Node.js
14 18 (2.02%) React
14 18 (2.02%) WCF
15 17 (1.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 54 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.94%) Clustering
4 49 (5.49%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.68%) Fintech
6 15 (1.68%) Replication
7 13 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.23%) DataPower
9 11 (1.23%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.01%) User Experience
10 9 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.90%) Cybercrime
12 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 334 (37.40%) Linux
2 323 (36.17%) Windows Server
3 160 (17.92%) Unix
4 138 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 133 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (7.95%) Windows 7
7 69 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (7.17%) Windows 10
9 56 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (5.82%) CentOS
11 36 (4.03%) Android
12 35 (3.92%) Windows 8
13 33 (3.70%) Solaris
14 28 (3.14%) Apple iOS
15 27 (3.02%) Windows XP
16 26 (2.91%) Windows 2000
17 20 (2.24%) Ubuntu
18 14 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.90%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (21.05%) ITIL
2 120 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (8.96%) DevOps
4 58 (6.49%) Test Automation
5 51 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 49 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 45 (5.04%) Presales
9 43 (4.82%) OO
10 41 (4.59%) TDD
11 39 (4.37%) Migration
12 38 (4.26%) MVC
13 37 (4.14%) Project Management
13 37 (4.14%) Scrum
13 37 (4.14%) Web Development
14 36 (4.03%) Digital Marketing
14 36 (4.03%) Programme Management
14 36 (4.03%) Time Management
15 35 (3.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 208 (23.29%) SQL
2 116 (12.99%) Java
3 104 (11.65%) C#
4 94 (10.53%) Python
5 84 (9.41%) JavaScript
6 80 (8.96%) PowerShell
7 56 (6.27%) C++
8 52 (5.82%) Perl
9 47 (5.26%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.46%) C
11 21 (2.35%) Ruby
12 16 (1.79%) PHP
13 14 (1.57%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.46%) R
14 13 (1.46%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.34%) Korn
16 8 (0.90%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.78%) XAML
18 5 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 133 (14.89%) Degree
2 59 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (4.59%) CCNA
6 40 (4.48%) Security Cleared
7 30 (3.36%) MCSE
8 29 (3.25%) DV Cleared
9 24 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (2.58%) AWS Certification
11 20 (2.24%) CISSP
12 18 (2.02%) ISTQB
12 18 (2.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.90%) MCP
14 16 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (1.79%) SC Cleared
15 13 (1.46%) MCSA
15 13 (1.46%) Network+ Certification
16 12 (1.34%) A+ Certification
17 10 (1.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.72%) SLA
2 40 (4.48%) QA
3 36 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 10 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.45%) GPG13
7 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.45%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.34%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.22%) GAMP
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 321 (35.95%) Active Directory
2 112 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (12.32%) Hyper-V
4 59 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (3.25%) vSphere
7 27 (3.02%) XenApp
8 22 (2.46%) KVM
9 21 (2.35%) Terminal Services
10 16 (1.79%) XenServer
11 15 (1.68%) XenDesktop
12 13 (1.46%) HDFS
13 12 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (1.01%) Docker
15 8 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.90%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.56%) Firmware
17 5 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
18 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (5.71%) Puppet
2 42 (4.70%) Backup Exec
2 42 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (4.48%) SCCM
4 29 (3.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 28 (3.14%) vCenter Server
6 27 (3.02%) WSUS
7 26 (2.91%) Ansible
7 26 (2.91%) Terraform
8 20 (2.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 18 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 17 (1.90%) ZABBIX
11 16 (1.79%) Nagios
11 16 (1.79%) SCOM
12 13 (1.46%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (1.01%) FortiGate
14 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.90%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 328 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 212 (23.74%) VMware
3 165 (18.48%) Cisco
4 93 (10.41%) Juniper
5 78 (8.73%) F5
6 67 (7.50%) Red Hat
7 63 (7.05%) HP
8 53 (5.94%) CheckPoint
8 53 (5.94%) Citrix
9 52 (5.82%) SAP
10 50 (5.60%) Oracle
11 45 (5.04%) Palo Alto
12 42 (4.70%) Symantec
13 36 (4.03%) NetApp
14 35 (3.92%) Blue Coat
15 33 (3.70%) IBM
16 28 (3.14%) Crossbeam
16 28 (3.14%) Sourcefire
16 28 (3.14%) Veeam
17 26 (2.91%) Veritas