Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,630 1,559 1,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.60% 15.25% 16.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.97% 58.70% 61.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,307 1,331 1,568
South West median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +7.46% +1.52%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,325
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 2,764 2,656 2,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.44% 25.97% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,197 2,232 2,474
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £24,057 £23,000 £21,254
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +4 415 £38,500 +2.67% 69
Bristol -6 352 £35,000 -9.09% 75
Gloucestershire +3 326 £45,000 +12.50% 41
Dorset -5 266 £35,000 +6.06% 42
Somerset -1 114 £35,000 -5.41% 33
Devon +12 69 £28,650 -4.50% 35
Cornwall +7 53 £32,000 +25.49% 8
Avon - 2 £50,000 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 669 (41.04%) Microsoft
2 508 (31.17%) Linux
3 506 (31.04%) Windows Server
4 490 (30.06%) Active Directory
5 358 (21.96%) VMware
6 324 (19.88%) SQL Server
7 321 (19.69%) Security Cleared
8 303 (18.59%) SQL
9 298 (18.28%) ITIL
10 297 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
11 293 (17.98%) Office 365
12 261 (16.01%) C#
13 242 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 240 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 239 (14.66%) PowerShell
16 237 (14.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 225 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
18 222 (13.62%) Software Engineering
19 214 (13.13%) Windows 10
20 210 (12.88%) Python
20 210 (12.88%) Firewall
21 209 (12.82%) Windows 7
22 206 (12.64%) Hyper-V
23 199 (12.21%) .NET
24 192 (11.78%) C++
24 192 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 188 (11.53%) Windows Server 2008
26 186 (11.41%) Finance
27 184 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
28 182 (11.17%) SC 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
1 166 (10.18%) MS Exchange
2 102 (6.26%) SharePoint
3 55 (3.37%) IIS
4 54 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (2.64%) Apache
6 41 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (2.45%) Skype for Business
8 34 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (1.04%) Confluence
11 13 (0.80%) Apache Pig
11 13 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.67%) CMS
14 10 (0.61%) Marvel
14 10 (0.61%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.55%) WordPress
16 8 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 178 (10.92%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.61%) InDesign
5 10 (0.61%) InVision
5 10 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (0.61%) Pixate
5 10 (0.61%) UXPin
6 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.12%) CATIA
7 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.061%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.061%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.061%) Simulink
8 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.12%) Sonata
2 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.061%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.061%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 293 (17.98%) Office 365
2 237 (14.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 184 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (2.94%) SaaS
5 23 (1.41%) IaaS
6 20 (1.23%) Serverless
7 19 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.92%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.92%) GitHub
9 14 (0.86%) PaaS
10 12 (0.74%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.67%) OneDrive
12 10 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.49%) G Suite
14 6 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.31%) npm
16 4 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
17 3 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 210 (12.88%) Firewall
2 172 (10.55%) TCP/IP
3 135 (8.28%) DNS
4 92 (5.64%) LAN
5 87 (5.34%) WAN
6 81 (4.97%) SAN
7 79 (4.85%) DHCP
8 68 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 63 (3.87%) VPN
10 54 (3.31%) SSL
11 51 (3.13%) Internet
12 49 (3.01%) Network Security
13 46 (2.82%) Unified Communications
14 40 (2.45%) HTTP
15 39 (2.39%) Wireless
16 36 (2.21%) VoIP
17 35 (2.15%) Skype
18 31 (1.90%) SNMP
19 27 (1.66%) Software-Defined Networking
20 24 (1.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (19.88%) SQL Server
2 96 (5.89%) MySQL
3 34 (2.09%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.72%) Big Data
5 26 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 23 (1.41%) RDBMS
7 23 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.17%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (0.98%) Ingres
11 16 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (0.92%) NoSQL
13 13 (0.80%) Apache Hive
13 13 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
14 11 (0.67%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 105 (6.44%) Git (software)
2 72 (4.42%) Visual Studio
3 64 (3.93%) JIRA
4 50 (3.07%) Jenkins
5 37 (2.27%) MSI
6 25 (1.53%) Bitbucket
7 23 (1.41%) Selenium
8 21 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (1.23%) git-flow
10 17 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 16 (0.98%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.98%) Subversion
12 15 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (0.86%) CodeSonar
13 14 (0.86%) Robot Framework
14 10 (0.61%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.61%) Redmine
15 9 (0.55%) Vagrant
16 7 (0.43%) WiX
General
1 186 (11.41%) Finance
2 57 (3.50%) Manufacturing
3 50 (3.07%) Retail
4 38 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.90%) Electronics
6 30 (1.84%) Games
7 24 (1.47%) Marketing
8 21 (1.29%) Aerospace
8 21 (1.29%) Military
9 15 (0.92%) Law
10 11 (0.67%) Legal
11 8 (0.49%) Advertising
11 8 (0.49%) Automotive
11 8 (0.49%) Banking
11 8 (0.49%) Publishing
12 5 (0.31%) Back Office
13 3 (0.18%) German Language
14 2 (0.12%) Billing
14 2 (0.12%) French Language
14 2 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 230 (14.11%) Analyst
2 220 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 187 (11.47%) Developer
4 149 (9.14%) IT Engineer
5 140 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 138 (8.47%) Software Engineer
7 132 (8.10%) IT Support
8 99 (6.07%) Support Analyst
9 91 (5.58%) Architect
10 87 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
11 86 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
12 72 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 66 (4.05%) Desktop Support
14 64 (3.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 63 (3.87%) Applications Support
16 62 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
17 61 (3.74%) Software Developer
18 60 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
19 59 (3.62%) Service Analyst
20 56 (3.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (12.21%) .NET
2 95 (5.83%) HTML
3 79 (4.85%) CSS
4 70 (4.29%) Web Services
5 61 (3.74%) .NET Framework
6 53 (3.25%) XML
7 51 (3.13%) ASP.NET
8 49 (3.01%) Node.js
9 44 (2.70%) WPF
10 38 (2.33%) jQuery
11 32 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 32 (1.96%) JSON
12 31 (1.90%) LAMP
13 30 (1.84%) REST
14 29 (1.78%) LINQ
15 26 (1.60%) AngularJS
16 25 (1.53%) WCF
17 24 (1.47%) Django
17 24 (1.47%) Qt
17 24 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 168 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.36%) Data Centre
3 65 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 65 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (3.37%) User Experience
5 51 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 50 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 39 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 38 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (2.15%) Blackberry
10 32 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
10 32 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
11 29 (1.78%) Clustering
12 26 (1.60%) Algorithms
13 24 (1.47%) NHS
14 23 (1.41%) Fat Client
14 23 (1.41%) Thin Client
15 18 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 18 (1.10%) iPhone
15 18 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 508 (31.17%) Linux
2 506 (31.04%) Windows Server
3 240 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 214 (13.13%) Windows 10
5 209 (12.82%) Windows 7
6 188 (11.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 134 (8.22%) Unix
8 82 (5.03%) Android
9 54 (3.31%) Windows 8
10 50 (3.07%) Apple iOS
11 42 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (2.09%) Mac OS X
14 26 (1.60%) Ubuntu
15 22 (1.35%) CentOS
16 18 (1.10%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.92%) Solaris
18 12 (0.74%) Debian
19 11 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
20 10 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (18.28%) ITIL
2 297 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
4 222 (13.62%) Software Engineering
5 192 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 119 (7.30%) Service Management
7 101 (6.20%) DevOps
8 99 (6.07%) Cybersecurity
9 98 (6.01%) Project Management
9 98 (6.01%) Service Delivery
10 96 (5.89%) Test Automation
11 85 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 83 (5.09%) MVC
13 81 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
13 81 (4.97%) Mentoring
14 76 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (4.54%) Waterfall
16 72 (4.42%) OO
17 70 (4.29%) Scrum
18 65 (3.99%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 303 (18.59%) SQL
2 261 (16.01%) C#
3 239 (14.66%) PowerShell
4 210 (12.88%) Python
5 192 (11.78%) C++
6 164 (10.06%) JavaScript
7 163 (10.00%) C
8 129 (7.91%) Java
9 97 (5.95%) Bash Shell
10 60 (3.68%) PHP
11 48 (2.94%) T-SQL
12 39 (2.39%) Perl
13 31 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.84%) Objective-C
14 30 (1.84%) VB
15 29 (1.78%) Ruby
16 19 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.98%) Embedded C
18 14 (0.86%) Assembly Language
19 11 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 321 (19.69%) Security Cleared
2 182 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 170 (10.43%) DV Cleared
4 150 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 145 (8.90%) Degree
6 107 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
7 96 (5.89%) CCNA
8 66 (4.05%) MCSE
9 38 (2.33%) MCP
10 37 (2.27%) CCNP
11 36 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
12 35 (2.15%) MCSA
13 34 (2.09%) CISSP
14 33 (2.02%) MCITP
15 31 (1.90%) SSCP
16 30 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
17 26 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
18 25 (1.53%) SANS
19 24 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
19 24 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.87%) SLA
2 39 (2.39%) QA
3 27 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 16 (0.98%) GDPR
5 16 (0.98%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.37%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.31%) WCAG
10 3 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.18%) PMO
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
11 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.12%) MISRA
12 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.061%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.061%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 490 (30.06%) Active Directory
2 242 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (12.64%) Hyper-V
4 79 (4.85%) Docker
5 46 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 42 (2.58%) vSphere
7 38 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (2.02%) XenApp
9 20 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.98%) VMware NSX
11 14 (0.86%) BitLocker
11 14 (0.86%) Terminal Services
11 14 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.80%) NFS
13 11 (0.67%) Samba
13 11 (0.67%) XenServer
14 10 (0.61%) Firmware
15 9 (0.55%) Snort
15 9 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 170 (10.43%) SCCM
2 92 (5.64%) Puppet
3 66 (4.05%) Ansible
4 49 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (2.94%) SCOM
6 28 (1.72%) WSUS
7 26 (1.60%) vRealize
8 23 (1.41%) Nagios
8 23 (1.41%) SCVMM
8 23 (1.41%) vCenter Server
9 19 (1.17%) Kubernetes
9 19 (1.17%) Salt
10 15 (0.92%) Cacti
10 15 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
11 13 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (0.67%) Terraform
14 10 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.61%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 669 (41.04%) Microsoft
2 358 (21.96%) VMware
3 173 (10.61%) Cisco
4 159 (9.75%) Citrix
5 58 (3.56%) Oracle
6 54 (3.31%) HP
7 53 (3.25%) EMC
8 52 (3.19%) Veeam
9 48 (2.94%) McAfee
10 46 (2.82%) SolarWinds
11 43 (2.64%) Apple
12 39 (2.39%) Dell
13 34 (2.09%) SAP
14 30 (1.84%) Google
14 30 (1.84%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.53%) CheckPoint
16 23 (1.41%) NetApp
17 19 (1.17%) Symantec
18 18 (1.10%) Atlassian
19 16 (0.98%) Mitel