Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 359 384 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 14.82% 16.14% 16.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.66% 60.86% 50.43%
Number of salaries quoted 323 338 293
Reading median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £24,100 £23,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% -

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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 645 631 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.63% 26.52% 32.34%
Number of salaries quoted 582 549 607
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,950 £23,900
90th Percentile £79,000 £70,000 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Reading

Windows
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Reading.

Salary trend for Windows in Reading

Windows
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Reading over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows.

1 169 (47.08%) Windows Server
2 158 (44.01%) Microsoft
3 137 (38.16%) Active Directory
4 131 (36.49%) Office 365
5 125 (34.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 103 (28.69%) Linux
7 87 (24.23%) VMware
8 79 (22.01%) Firewall
9 77 (21.45%) SQL
10 75 (20.89%) SQL Server
11 73 (20.33%) Hyper-V
12 70 (19.50%) ITIL
12 70 (19.50%) TCP/IP
13 69 (19.22%) Microsoft Office
14 66 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 65 (18.11%) DHCP
16 62 (17.27%) Windows 7
17 60 (16.71%) Amazon AWS
17 60 (16.71%) PowerShell
17 60 (16.71%) DevOps
18 59 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
19 54 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
20 53 (14.76%) DNS
20 53 (14.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 52 (14.48%) Windows 10
22 47 (13.09%) HP
23 46 (12.81%) VPN
24 44 (12.26%) Cisco
25 43 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
25 43 (11.98%) Relational Database

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 33 (9.19%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.85%) Tomcat
3 21 (5.85%) WebLogic
4 20 (5.57%) JBoss
5 19 (5.29%) IIS
6 16 (4.46%) Apache
7 9 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (2.23%) nginx
8 8 (2.23%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (1.67%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.28%) Confluence
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 69 (19.22%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.57%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 12 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 131 (36.49%) Office 365
2 125 (34.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (16.71%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (7.52%) SaaS
5 26 (7.24%) IaaS
5 26 (7.24%) PaaS
6 13 (3.62%) Power Platform
7 12 (3.34%) OpenShift
8 9 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.67%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.67%) Serverless
10 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.11%) G Suite
12 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.56%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.01%) Firewall
2 70 (19.50%) TCP/IP
3 65 (18.11%) DHCP
4 53 (14.76%) DNS
5 46 (12.81%) VPN
6 37 (10.31%) Internet
7 31 (8.64%) LAN
8 27 (7.52%) WAN
9 22 (6.13%) VoIP
10 17 (4.74%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (4.18%) IP Telephony
12 14 (3.90%) BIG-IP
13 10 (2.79%) HTTP
13 10 (2.79%) NAS
13 10 (2.79%) SAN
13 10 (2.79%) Skype
14 4 (1.11%) DSL
14 4 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.11%) SMTP
14 4 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.98%) Relational Database
3 21 (5.85%) MySQL
4 18 (5.01%) RDBMS
5 13 (3.62%) Data Lake
5 13 (3.62%) Power BI
5 13 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.79%) HDInsight
8 7 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.84%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.56%) OLAP
11 2 (0.56%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.18%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (2.79%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.39%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.84%) Maven
6 3 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.56%) JIRA
7 2 (0.56%) JMeter
7 2 (0.56%) Selenium
7 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 24 (6.69%) Law
2 18 (5.01%) Legal
3 14 (3.90%) Electronics
4 9 (2.51%) Finance
5 8 (2.23%) Retail
6 6 (1.67%) Marketing
7 5 (1.39%) Banking
8 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.84%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (13.65%) Analyst
3 44 (12.26%) Developer
4 43 (11.98%) Support Engineer
5 39 (10.86%) IT Engineer
6 33 (9.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 32 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 30 (8.36%) Support Analyst
9 25 (6.96%) Administrator
10 24 (6.69%) Applications Support
10 24 (6.69%) Systems Administrator
11 23 (6.41%) .NET Developer
11 23 (6.41%) Technical Support
12 20 (5.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 19 (5.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 19 (5.29%) Linux Engineer
14 18 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 18 (5.01%) IT Support
15 17 (4.74%) Consultant
15 17 (4.74%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.14%) .NET
2 26 (7.24%) HTML
3 24 (6.69%) CSS
4 19 (5.29%) ASP.NET
5 17 (4.74%) AngularJS
6 14 (3.90%) LDAP
7 13 (3.62%) jQuery
7 13 (3.62%) Web Services
8 11 (3.06%) JSON
9 9 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (2.23%) Middleware
10 8 (2.23%) WCF
11 7 (1.95%) Ajax
12 6 (1.67%) LAMP
12 6 (1.67%) SOAP
12 6 (1.67%) XML
13 5 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (1.11%) CGI
14 4 (1.11%) Reactive Extensions
14 4 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.80%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.62%) Private Cloud
4 13 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.67%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.84%) Clustering
11 3 (0.84%) Life Science
11 3 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.56%) User Experience
13 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 169 (47.08%) Windows Server
2 103 (28.69%) Linux
3 66 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (17.27%) Windows 7
5 59 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (14.48%) Windows 10
7 32 (8.91%) Unix
8 24 (6.69%) Windows 8
9 22 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (3.06%) Windows XP
12 9 (2.51%) Windows 2000
13 8 (2.23%) VMS
14 6 (1.67%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.11%) Android
15 4 (1.11%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
18 1 (0.28%) AIX
18 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.50%) ITIL
2 60 (16.71%) DevOps
3 53 (14.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (8.08%) Analytics
7 21 (5.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (5.85%) Test Automation
8 20 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (5.01%) High Availability
9 18 (5.01%) Migration
9 18 (5.01%) Scrum
9 18 (5.01%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 18 (5.01%) Web Operations
10 17 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (4.74%) Load Balancing
11 15 (4.18%) Business Continuity
11 15 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (3.90%) TDD
13 13 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 77 (21.45%) SQL
2 60 (16.71%) PowerShell
3 42 (11.70%) Python
4 39 (10.86%) Bash Shell
5 36 (10.03%) Ruby
6 34 (9.47%) Java
7 31 (8.64%) C#
8 29 (8.08%) Perl
9 24 (6.69%) JavaScript
10 19 (5.29%) T-SQL
11 16 (4.46%) C++
12 8 (2.23%) Go
13 4 (1.11%) PHP
14 3 (0.84%) C
15 2 (0.56%) ABAP
16 1 (0.28%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 42 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.41%) MCSE
4 20 (5.57%) MCSA
5 18 (5.01%) Degree
6 14 (3.90%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.23%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.67%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.67%) CCNA
9 6 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.39%) ISEB
11 4 (1.11%) CISSP
11 4 (1.11%) MCITP
12 2 (0.56%) CCNP
12 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.56%) MCP
13 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.75%) SLA
2 27 (7.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.18%) PMO
4 14 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 8 (2.23%) ISO 9001
5 8 (2.23%) QA
6 5 (1.39%) GDPR
7 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 137 (38.16%) Active Directory
2 73 (20.33%) Hyper-V
3 54 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (8.36%) Docker
5 21 (5.85%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (5.01%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.23%) iptables
7 8 (2.23%) VirtualBox
7 8 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.23%) Xen
8 3 (0.84%) NFS
9 2 (0.56%) XenApp
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (8.64%) Puppet
2 28 (7.80%) SCCM
3 20 (5.57%) Kubernetes
3 20 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (5.29%) SCVMM
5 16 (4.46%) Ansible
6 14 (3.90%) Nagios
7 12 (3.34%) WSUS
8 10 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (2.23%) Graphite
9 8 (2.23%) Kibana
9 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (2.23%) SCOM
9 8 (2.23%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.39%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.84%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.56%) Icinga
12 2 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 158 (44.01%) Microsoft
2 87 (24.23%) VMware
3 47 (13.09%) HP
4 44 (12.26%) Cisco
5 33 (9.19%) Oracle
6 26 (7.24%) Citrix
7 16 (4.46%) F5
8 14 (3.90%) Aruba
8 14 (3.90%) Mitel
8 14 (3.90%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.62%) Google
10 12 (3.34%) Sun
11 9 (2.51%) Dell
12 8 (2.23%) Centreon
13 6 (1.67%) Apple
13 6 (1.67%) OutSystems
14 5 (1.39%) EMC
14 5 (1.39%) Juniper
14 5 (1.39%) New Relic
14 5 (1.39%) Symantec