Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,494 1,542 1,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.85% 15.02% 15.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.72% 58.01% 59.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,220 1,293 1,525
South West median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +12.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,634 2,658 2,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.18% 25.88% 26.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,062 2,198 2,490
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,750 £21,498
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the South West

Windows
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Windows in the South West

Windows
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in the South West

Windows
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Wiltshire +2 367 £38,500 -2.53% 51
Bristol -9 336 £35,000 -9.09% 111
Gloucestershire -2 277 £45,000 +5.88% 46
Dorset +5 263 £34,500 +6.15% 37
Somerset +3 111 £32,500 -2.99% 25
Devon +9 75 £30,500 +16.19% 22
Cornwall -2 40 £29,500 +7.27% 12
Avon - 2 £50,000 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 618 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 510 (34.14%) Linux
3 427 (28.58%) Active Directory
4 422 (28.25%) Windows Server
5 329 (22.02%) VMware
6 291 (19.48%) Security Cleared
7 284 (19.01%) ITIL
8 273 (18.27%) PowerShell
9 267 (17.87%) SQL Server
10 266 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
11 262 (17.54%) Office 365
12 249 (16.67%) SQL
13 230 (15.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 223 (14.93%) C#
15 217 (14.52%) Python
16 215 (14.39%) Windows 7
17 211 (14.12%) Windows 10
18 207 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
19 196 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
20 195 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 192 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
22 183 (12.25%) Firewall
23 182 (12.18%) C++
24 175 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
25 173 (11.58%) Finance
26 172 (11.51%) Software Engineering
27 171 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
28 169 (11.31%) Hyper-V
29 167 (11.18%) SC Cleared
30 166 (11.11%) DV Cleared

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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
1 147 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 74 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 52 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (3.21%) Apache
5 36 (2.41%) IIS
6 35 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (2.28%) Skype for Business
8 32 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.94%) Confluence
11 13 (0.87%) Apache Pig
11 13 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.87%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.87%) WordPress
12 11 (0.74%) CMS
12 11 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.54%) JBoss
13 8 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 162 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.20%) CATIA
8 3 (0.20%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) InDesign
9 2 (0.13%) InVision
9 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.13%) Pixate
9 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.067%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.067%) Simulink
10 1 (0.067%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.067%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.20%) Exstream
2 3 (0.20%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.13%) Sonata
4 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.067%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 262 (17.54%) Office 365
2 207 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 171 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.67%) GitHub
5 23 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (1.47%) SaaS
7 19 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.74%) IaaS
9 10 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.54%) PaaS
11 7 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.40%) G Suite
12 6 (0.40%) npm
12 6 (0.40%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.33%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 183 (12.25%) Firewall
2 161 (10.78%) TCP/IP
3 118 (7.90%) DNS
4 91 (6.09%) DHCP
5 90 (6.02%) LAN
6 81 (5.42%) WAN
7 65 (4.35%) SAN
8 54 (3.61%) Internet
9 51 (3.41%) VPN
10 45 (3.01%) SSL
11 43 (2.88%) Wireless
12 42 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
13 39 (2.61%) Unified Communications
14 37 (2.48%) HTTP
15 35 (2.34%) Network Security
15 35 (2.34%) Skype
16 34 (2.28%) VoIP
17 23 (1.54%) Software-Defined Networking
18 19 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
19 18 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (17.87%) SQL Server
2 115 (7.70%) MySQL
3 43 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 32 (2.14%) Big Data
6 23 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 22 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 18 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (1.07%) Apache Hive
9 16 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (0.94%) Ingres
11 13 (0.87%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.67%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 91 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 66 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 60 (4.02%) Visual Studio
4 51 (3.41%) JIRA
4 51 (3.41%) MSI
5 29 (1.94%) Selenium
6 25 (1.67%) Bitbucket
7 24 (1.61%) Eclipse
8 21 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (1.41%) git-flow
9 17 (1.14%) Subversion
10 15 (1.00%) CodeSonar
10 15 (1.00%) Robot Framework
11 14 (0.94%) GitLab
11 14 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (0.80%) Maven
12 12 (0.80%) webpack
13 11 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 173 (11.58%) Finance
2 68 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 45 (3.01%) Retail
4 38 (2.54%) Electronics
4 38 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.07%) Aerospace
6 25 (1.67%) Legal
6 25 (1.67%) Marketing
7 20 (1.34%) Games
8 14 (0.94%) Law
9 12 (0.80%) Military
10 8 (0.54%) Banking
11 6 (0.40%) Automotive
12 3 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.13%) Avionics
13 2 (0.13%) Back Office
13 2 (0.13%) Billing
13 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.067%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.067%) French Language
Job Titles
1 207 (13.86%) Support Engineer
2 192 (12.85%) Developer
3 181 (12.12%) Analyst
4 152 (10.17%) IT Engineer
5 141 (9.44%) IT Support
6 126 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 114 (7.63%) Software Engineer
8 92 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 86 (5.76%) Support Analyst
10 85 (5.69%) IT Support Engineer
11 79 (5.29%) Architect
12 71 (4.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 69 (4.62%) Software Developer
14 62 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
15 57 (3.82%) .NET Developer
16 55 (3.68%) Desktop Support
17 54 (3.61%) IT Analyst
18 50 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 47 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
19 47 (3.15%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (10.58%) .NET
2 99 (6.63%) HTML
3 75 (5.02%) CSS
4 55 (3.68%) .NET Framework
5 51 (3.41%) ASP.NET
6 50 (3.35%) XML
7 46 (3.08%) Web Services
8 45 (3.01%) Node.js
9 35 (2.34%) LAMP
10 34 (2.28%) jQuery
10 34 (2.28%) JSON
10 34 (2.28%) REST
11 30 (2.01%) Spring
12 28 (1.87%) Qt
12 28 (1.87%) React
13 26 (1.74%) Django
13 26 (1.74%) LINQ
14 25 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (1.61%) AngularJS
16 23 (1.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (3.82%) Data Centre
3 53 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 42 (2.81%) Driving Licence
8 33 (2.21%) Blackberry
9 30 (2.01%) User Experience
10 28 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
11 27 (1.81%) Public Cloud
12 24 (1.61%) Clustering
13 23 (1.54%) Fat Client
13 23 (1.54%) Fintech
13 23 (1.54%) Thin Client
14 20 (1.34%) EMC VNX
15 19 (1.27%) Algorithms
15 19 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
16 18 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 510 (34.14%) Linux
2 422 (28.25%) Windows Server
3 230 (15.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 215 (14.39%) Windows 7
5 211 (14.12%) Windows 10
6 175 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 130 (8.70%) Unix
8 76 (5.09%) Android
9 64 (4.28%) Windows 8
10 51 (3.41%) Apple iOS
11 49 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 40 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (2.34%) Mac OS X
14 32 (2.14%) Ubuntu
15 24 (1.61%) CentOS
16 19 (1.27%) Windows XP
17 15 (1.00%) Windows Phone
18 14 (0.94%) Debian
19 9 (0.60%) Solaris
20 8 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (19.01%) ITIL
2 266 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (13.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 192 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
5 172 (11.51%) Software Engineering
6 104 (6.96%) DevOps
7 99 (6.63%) Service Management
8 94 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
9 93 (6.22%) Test Automation
10 87 (5.82%) Mentoring
10 87 (5.82%) Project Management
10 87 (5.82%) Service Delivery
11 73 (4.89%) MVC
11 73 (4.89%) OO
12 64 (4.28%) Configuration Management
13 63 (4.22%) Waterfall
14 62 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
14 62 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 61 (4.08%) SDLC
16 57 (3.82%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 273 (18.27%) PowerShell
2 249 (16.67%) SQL
3 223 (14.93%) C#
4 217 (14.52%) Python
5 182 (12.18%) C++
6 155 (10.37%) JavaScript
7 136 (9.10%) Java
8 134 (8.97%) C
9 121 (8.10%) Bash Shell
10 62 (4.15%) PHP
11 36 (2.41%) T-SQL
11 36 (2.41%) VB
12 31 (2.07%) Objective-C
13 27 (1.81%) Perl
14 24 (1.61%) Ruby
15 22 (1.47%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.34%) Shell Script
17 19 (1.27%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.94%) Tcl
19 12 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 291 (19.48%) Security Cleared
2 167 (11.18%) SC Cleared
3 166 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 143 (9.57%) Degree
5 127 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 106 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
7 94 (6.29%) CCNA
8 73 (4.89%) MCSE
9 41 (2.74%) MCP
9 41 (2.74%) MCSA
10 34 (2.28%) CCNP
11 31 (2.07%) CISSP
12 29 (1.94%) SSCP
13 28 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (1.61%) SANS
15 23 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 22 (1.47%) GIAC
16 22 (1.47%) Linux+ Certification
16 22 (1.47%) MCITP
16 22 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.21%) SLA
2 41 (2.74%) QA
3 20 (1.34%) GDPR
4 19 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 19 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 11 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.33%) WCAG
9 4 (0.27%) COBIT
9 4 (0.27%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.20%) PMO
11 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.067%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.067%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.067%) MISRA
12 1 (0.067%) MISRA C
System Software
1 427 (28.58%) Active Directory
2 196 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (11.31%) Hyper-V
4 96 (6.43%) Docker
5 49 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 33 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (2.21%) vSphere
7 32 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 31 (2.07%) XenApp
9 25 (1.67%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (1.27%) VMware NSX
12 13 (0.87%) Xen
13 12 (0.80%) XenServer
14 11 (0.74%) NFS
14 11 (0.74%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.67%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.60%) Samba
17 8 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
18 7 (0.47%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 157 (10.51%) SCCM
2 83 (5.56%) Puppet
3 61 (4.08%) Ansible
4 38 (2.54%) SCOM
5 34 (2.28%) WSUS
6 27 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (1.74%) Kubernetes
8 24 (1.61%) vCenter Server
9 23 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (1.47%) Nagios
10 22 (1.47%) vRealize
11 21 (1.41%) SCVMM
12 20 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
12 20 (1.34%) Salt
13 18 (1.20%) Cacti
14 16 (1.07%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.80%) Nessus
15 12 (0.80%) Terraform
16 11 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 618 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 329 (22.02%) VMware
3 163 (10.91%) Cisco
4 143 (9.57%) Citrix
5 58 (3.88%) Veeam
6 50 (3.35%) HP
7 46 (3.08%) EMC
7 46 (3.08%) Oracle
7 46 (3.08%) SolarWinds
8 43 (2.88%) Dell
9 36 (2.41%) McAfee
10 33 (2.21%) Google
11 32 (2.14%) SAP
12 30 (2.01%) Red Hat
13 29 (1.94%) Apple
14 27 (1.81%) CheckPoint
14 27 (1.81%) Splunk
15 24 (1.61%) NetApp
16 19 (1.27%) Symantec
17 17 (1.14%) Mitel