Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 12 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,576 1,531 2,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.64% 14.58% 17.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.74% 57.60% 59.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,263 1,363 1,862
South West median annual salary £36,000 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,100 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%

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 2,683 2,658 3,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.62% 25.31% 29.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,171 2,294 3,043
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,750 £21,896
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Bristol +10 500 £36,000 +10.77% 76
Wiltshire -3 294 £37,500 +7.14% 41
Gloucestershire +4 245 £44,250 +23.78% 31
Dorset -2 232 £35,000 +13.82% 62
Somerset -6 139 £30,000 -7.69% 29
Devon -7 62 £27,500 -12.70% 31
Cornwall +2 50 £27,500 +12.24% 6
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 688 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 650 (41.24%) Active Directory
3 610 (38.71%) Windows Server
4 467 (29.63%) Linux
5 446 (28.30%) VMware
6 380 (24.11%) ITIL
7 361 (22.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 345 (21.89%) SQL Server
9 325 (20.62%) Windows 7
10 318 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 299 (18.97%) Firewall
12 297 (18.85%) Office 365
13 283 (17.96%) Security Cleared
14 276 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 260 (16.50%) SQL
16 237 (15.04%) Windows 10
17 235 (14.91%) TCP/IP
18 231 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
19 223 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
20 215 (13.64%) .NET
21 210 (13.32%) DNS
22 201 (12.75%) C#
23 200 (12.69%) Degree
24 197 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
25 192 (12.18%) Cisco
26 190 (12.06%) Hyper-V
27 174 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
28 171 (10.85%) DHCP
29 167 (10.60%) MS Exchange
30 163 (10.34%) PowerShell

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
1 167 (10.60%) MS Exchange
2 122 (7.74%) SharePoint
3 72 (4.57%) IIS
4 70 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 67 (4.25%) Skype for Business
6 59 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (3.49%) Apache
8 31 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.44%) CMS
12 7 (0.44%) JBoss
12 7 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.44%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.38%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.32%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.32%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.32%) nginx
14 5 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 231 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.19%) Houdini
6 3 (0.19%) Maya
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.19%) NUKE
6 3 (0.19%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) InDesign
7 2 (0.13%) InVision
7 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.13%) Pixate
7 2 (0.13%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (1.08%) Visualfiles
2 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.32%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.063%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 297 (18.85%) Office 365
2 197 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.41%) SaaS
5 36 (2.28%) IaaS
6 32 (2.03%) Serverless
7 19 (1.21%) PaaS
8 8 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.44%) G Suite
10 6 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.32%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.32%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.19%) GitHub
13 3 (0.19%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.13%) DigitalOcean
14 2 (0.13%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 299 (18.97%) Firewall
2 235 (14.91%) TCP/IP
3 210 (13.32%) DNS
4 171 (10.85%) DHCP
5 113 (7.17%) WAN
6 109 (6.92%) LAN
7 108 (6.85%) Network Security
8 104 (6.60%) VPN
9 94 (5.96%) SAN
10 70 (4.44%) Wireless
11 67 (4.25%) HTTP
12 58 (3.68%) VLAN
13 52 (3.30%) Skype
14 43 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
15 42 (2.66%) VoIP
16 36 (2.28%) SMTP
17 35 (2.22%) Internet
18 33 (2.09%) FTP
18 33 (2.09%) SSL
19 32 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (21.89%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.51%) MySQL
3 48 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
5 38 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 37 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (1.21%) Oracle Database
10 19 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.89%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 59 (3.74%) JIRA
2 55 (3.49%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 31 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.97%) Selenium
5 28 (1.78%) MSI
6 20 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.08%) NUnit
8 16 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (1.02%) Maven
9 15 (0.95%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.89%) Ant
10 14 (0.89%) Cucumber
10 14 (0.89%) HP UFT
10 14 (0.89%) JUnit
10 14 (0.89%) SoapUI
11 11 (0.70%) Moq
11 11 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
12 10 (0.63%) Redmine
General
1 113 (7.17%) Finance
2 56 (3.55%) Legal
3 48 (3.05%) Law
4 30 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 29 (1.84%) Advertising
6 18 (1.14%) Marketing
7 16 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 16 (1.02%) Games
7 16 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.02%) Retail
8 13 (0.82%) Military
9 8 (0.51%) Electronics
10 7 (0.44%) German Language
10 7 (0.44%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.32%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.25%) Back Office
13 3 (0.19%) Banking
14 2 (0.13%) French Language
14 2 (0.13%) Local Government
14 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 247 (15.67%) Support Engineer
2 232 (14.72%) Analyst
3 176 (11.17%) IT Support
4 164 (10.41%) Developer
5 144 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 136 (8.63%) IT Engineer
7 110 (6.98%) Support Analyst
8 108 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 99 (6.28%) IT Support Engineer
10 75 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 75 (4.76%) Desktop Support
11 73 (4.63%) Administrator
12 66 (4.19%) Software Developer
13 64 (4.06%) Network Engineer
14 62 (3.93%) .NET Developer
14 62 (3.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 62 (3.93%) Support Technician
15 60 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
15 60 (3.81%) Software Engineer
16 55 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (13.64%) .NET
2 127 (8.06%) Web Services
3 113 (7.17%) HTML
4 96 (6.09%) CSS
5 87 (5.52%) ASP.NET
6 61 (3.87%) jQuery
6 61 (3.87%) XML
7 49 (3.11%) .NET Framework
8 44 (2.79%) WinForms
9 36 (2.28%) LAMP
9 36 (2.28%) SOAP
10 34 (2.16%) REST
11 32 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 29 (1.84%) AngularJS
13 27 (1.71%) WCF
13 27 (1.71%) WPF
14 26 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (1.40%) Entity Framework
16 20 (1.27%) .NET Core
17 19 (1.21%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 174 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.01%) Management Information System
3 59 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 51 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 42 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 39 (2.47%) User Experience
7 36 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (2.16%) CESG
9 33 (2.09%) Driving Licence
10 26 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 26 (1.65%) iPhone
11 23 (1.46%) Blackberry
11 23 (1.46%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.02%) Clustering
14 15 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
14 15 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
15 14 (0.89%) Algorithms
16 13 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 610 (38.71%) Windows Server
2 467 (29.63%) Linux
3 361 (22.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 325 (20.62%) Windows 7
5 318 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 237 (15.04%) Windows 10
7 116 (7.36%) Unix
8 108 (6.85%) Windows 8
9 72 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (3.36%) Android
11 43 (2.73%) Apple iOS
12 35 (2.22%) Mac OS X
13 24 (1.52%) Windows XP
14 23 (1.46%) CentOS
15 20 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (1.08%) AIX
17 13 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.70%) Solaris
19 10 (0.63%) VMS
20 9 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (24.11%) ITIL
2 223 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (9.45%) Software Engineering
4 145 (9.20%) Service Management
5 137 (8.69%) Service Delivery
6 123 (7.80%) ITSM
7 100 (6.35%) Mentoring
8 89 (5.65%) ITIL V3
9 88 (5.58%) MVC
10 74 (4.70%) TDD
11 73 (4.63%) DevOps
11 73 (4.63%) Proactive Management
12 72 (4.57%) Cybersecurity
13 70 (4.44%) Configuration Management
13 70 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
14 69 (4.38%) Problem Management
15 67 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
16 63 (4.00%) Scrum
17 60 (3.81%) OO
18 57 (3.62%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 260 (16.50%) SQL
2 201 (12.75%) C#
3 163 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 130 (8.25%) JavaScript
5 119 (7.55%) Java
6 105 (6.66%) C++
7 103 (6.54%) Python
8 75 (4.76%) C
9 64 (4.06%) Bash Shell
10 53 (3.36%) T-SQL
11 49 (3.11%) Perl
11 49 (3.11%) PHP
12 34 (2.16%) VB
12 34 (2.16%) VBScript
13 33 (2.09%) VB.NET
14 27 (1.71%) Shell Script
15 25 (1.59%) Ruby
16 13 (0.82%) Groovy
16 13 (0.82%) Jython
16 13 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 283 (17.96%) Security Cleared
2 200 (12.69%) Degree
3 158 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 146 (9.26%) SC Cleared
5 142 (9.01%) DV Cleared
6 140 (8.88%) Cisco Certification
7 110 (6.98%) CCNA
8 64 (4.06%) MCSE
9 63 (4.00%) CISSP
10 38 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 34 (2.16%) MCSA
12 33 (2.09%) CCNP
13 32 (2.03%) Network+ Certification
13 32 (2.03%) SANS
13 32 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (1.97%) MCP
15 29 (1.84%) MCITP
16 22 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (1.14%) A+ Certification
17 18 (1.14%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (6.85%) SLA
2 47 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (2.54%) QA
4 16 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.51%) PMO
7 5 (0.32%) COBIT
8 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.19%) RMADS
10 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.063%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 650 (41.24%) Active Directory
2 276 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (12.06%) Hyper-V
4 83 (5.27%) vSphere
5 61 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (2.79%) Docker
6 44 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
7 26 (1.65%) BitLocker
8 22 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (1.33%) XenApp
10 18 (1.14%) NFS
10 18 (1.14%) Terminal Services
10 18 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.89%) Samba
11 14 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.63%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.63%) XenServer
14 4 (0.25%) Firmware
15 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 128 (8.12%) SCCM
2 85 (5.39%) Puppet
3 54 (3.43%) Ansible
4 41 (2.60%) SCOM
5 36 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (2.16%) WSUS
7 30 (1.90%) SCVMM
8 19 (1.21%) Backup Exec
9 18 (1.14%) Nagios
10 16 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (0.95%) vCenter Server
12 13 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
12 13 (0.82%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.76%) Nessus
14 8 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.51%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
16 6 (0.38%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 688 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 446 (28.30%) VMware
3 192 (12.18%) Cisco
4 138 (8.76%) Citrix
5 62 (3.93%) HP
6 59 (3.74%) McAfee
7 52 (3.30%) Oracle
8 50 (3.17%) Apple
9 45 (2.86%) Dell
9 45 (2.86%) Veeam
10 43 (2.73%) Red Hat
11 37 (2.35%) SolarWinds
12 30 (1.90%) Google
13 27 (1.71%) Juniper
14 25 (1.59%) EMC
15 22 (1.40%) NetApp
16 20 (1.27%) iManage
17 18 (1.14%) F5
17 18 (1.14%) Sophos
18 16 (1.02%) Avaya