Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,671 1,430 1,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.67% 14.02% 17.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.13% 58.94% 60.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,269 1,241 1,822
South West median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2,925 2,426 3,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.43% 23.78% 28.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,335 2,079 2,904
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,600 £22,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £58,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +1 456 £38,913 +11.18% 81
Wiltshire +2 348 £39,500 +12.86% 45
Dorset -7 252 £35,000 +12.00% 50
Gloucestershire -1 214 £42,500 +21.43% 64
Somerset +4 160 £33,750 -3.57% 26
Devon +3 77 £28,000 -2.61% 24
Cornwall +3 64 £25,000 +6.38% 9
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 638 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 626 (37.46%) Windows Server
3 601 (35.97%) Active Directory
4 563 (33.69%) Linux
5 450 (26.93%) VMware
6 432 (25.85%) ITIL
7 341 (20.41%) SQL Server
8 318 (19.03%) Security Cleared
9 308 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 302 (18.07%) Office 365
11 297 (17.77%) SQL
12 296 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 278 (16.64%) Firewall
14 275 (16.46%) Windows 7
15 270 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 262 (15.68%) Problem-Solving
17 260 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
18 224 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
19 219 (13.11%) PowerShell
20 218 (13.05%) Hyper-V
20 218 (13.05%) C#
21 217 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
22 216 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
23 200 (11.97%) Cisco
24 198 (11.85%) DNS
25 196 (11.73%) Service Management
26 193 (11.55%) Degree
27 192 (11.49%) .NET
28 184 (11.01%) TCP/IP
29 179 (10.71%) Windows 10

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 (8.80%) MS Exchange
2 105 (6.28%) SharePoint
3 61 (3.65%) Skype for Business
4 51 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (2.51%) IIS
7 38 (2.27%) Apache
8 22 (1.32%) Confluence
9 17 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.48%) CMS
14 8 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.42%) Marvel
16 6 (0.36%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.36%) Apache Spark
17 5 (0.30%) nginx
18 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 217 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.42%) InDesign
5 7 (0.42%) InVision
5 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (0.42%) Pixate
5 7 (0.42%) UXPin
6 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.060%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.42%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.42%) Visualfiles
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 302 (18.07%) Office 365
2 224 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 171 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (4.01%) SaaS
5 49 (2.93%) IaaS
6 45 (2.69%) Serverless
7 25 (1.50%) PaaS
8 13 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.60%) G Suite
11 7 (0.42%) GitHub
11 7 (0.42%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.24%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.12%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 278 (16.64%) Firewall
2 198 (11.85%) DNS
3 184 (11.01%) TCP/IP
4 149 (8.92%) DHCP
5 119 (7.12%) SAN
6 109 (6.52%) Network Security
7 106 (6.34%) WAN
8 100 (5.98%) LAN
9 88 (5.27%) VPN
10 62 (3.71%) HTTP
10 62 (3.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 62 (3.71%) Wireless
11 56 (3.35%) VoIP
12 54 (3.23%) VLAN
13 49 (2.93%) Skype
14 47 (2.81%) SSL
15 44 (2.63%) SMTP
16 38 (2.27%) FTP
17 35 (2.09%) MPLS
18 34 (2.03%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 70 (4.19%) MySQL
3 49 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 33 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.44%) RDBMS
6 24 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 20 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
10 18 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (0.78%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.72%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.66%) Redis
14 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.60%) Power BI
15 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 90 (5.39%) JIRA
2 71 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 51 (3.05%) MSI
4 50 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 29 (1.74%) Bitbucket
5 29 (1.74%) Visual Studio
6 25 (1.50%) Selenium
7 23 (1.38%) Cucumber
8 21 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.90%) Subversion
10 14 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.66%) JUnit
12 11 (0.66%) Maven
13 10 (0.60%) Ant
13 10 (0.60%) HP UFT
13 10 (0.60%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.54%) Robot Framework
15 8 (0.48%) Redmine
General
1 120 (7.18%) Finance
2 39 (2.33%) Legal
3 38 (2.27%) Law
4 30 (1.80%) Aerospace
5 29 (1.74%) Retail
6 24 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.08%) Marketing
8 17 (1.02%) Games
9 16 (0.96%) Advertising
10 10 (0.60%) Military
11 9 (0.54%) Banking
11 9 (0.54%) Electronics
12 7 (0.42%) Back Office
13 5 (0.30%) German Language
14 4 (0.24%) Publishing
14 4 (0.24%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.12%) Automotive
15 2 (0.12%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.060%) French Language
Job Titles
1 252 (15.08%) Analyst
2 229 (13.70%) Support Engineer
3 189 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 171 (10.23%) Developer
5 147 (8.80%) IT Support
6 133 (7.96%) IT Engineer
7 105 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 93 (5.57%) IT Support Engineer
9 88 (5.27%) Support Analyst
10 81 (4.85%) Software Developer
11 80 (4.79%) Desktop Support
11 80 (4.79%) Software Engineer
12 69 (4.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 66 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
14 65 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
14 65 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
15 62 (3.71%) Service Analyst
16 58 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
17 57 (3.41%) Administrator
18 51 (3.05%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (11.49%) .NET
2 124 (7.42%) Web Services
3 77 (4.61%) HTML
4 70 (4.19%) CSS
5 65 (3.89%) ASP.NET
6 53 (3.17%) jQuery
7 44 (2.63%) .NET Framework
8 41 (2.45%) LAMP
9 40 (2.39%) AngularJS
9 40 (2.39%) XML
10 33 (1.97%) Node.js
11 32 (1.92%) WinForms
12 31 (1.86%) WPF
13 29 (1.74%) Entity Framework
14 28 (1.68%) WCF
15 27 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (1.38%) SOAP
17 21 (1.26%) .NET Core
17 21 (1.26%) REST
18 20 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 216 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 66 (3.95%) User Experience
4 65 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
5 53 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 51 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 49 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (2.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 38 (2.27%) Driving Licence
10 37 (2.21%) iPhone
11 35 (2.09%) CESG
12 28 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 24 (1.44%) Device Driver
14 21 (1.26%) Blackberry
15 20 (1.20%) Clustering
16 18 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (1.08%) Mobile App
17 13 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
18 12 (0.72%) Client/Server
18 12 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 626 (37.46%) Windows Server
2 563 (33.69%) Linux
3 308 (18.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 296 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 275 (16.46%) Windows 7
6 179 (10.71%) Windows 10
7 159 (9.52%) Unix
8 81 (4.85%) Windows 8
9 70 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 56 (3.35%) Android
11 40 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (1.86%) CentOS
13 27 (1.62%) Apple iOS
13 27 (1.62%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.08%) AIX
15 14 (0.84%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 12 (0.72%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.72%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (25.85%) ITIL
2 262 (15.68%) Problem-Solving
3 260 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (11.73%) Service Management
5 169 (10.11%) Software Engineering
6 167 (9.99%) Service Delivery
7 144 (8.62%) ITSM
8 119 (7.12%) ITIL V3
9 109 (6.52%) DevOps
10 96 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (5.69%) Proactive Management
12 89 (5.33%) Mentoring
13 88 (5.27%) Project Management
14 87 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
14 87 (5.21%) Configuration Management
15 74 (4.43%) MVC
16 73 (4.37%) Problem Management
17 72 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
17 72 (4.31%) Test Automation
18 70 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 297 (17.77%) SQL
2 219 (13.11%) PowerShell
3 218 (13.05%) C#
4 159 (9.52%) Python
5 121 (7.24%) Java
6 119 (7.12%) C++
7 111 (6.64%) JavaScript
8 108 (6.46%) C
9 95 (5.69%) Bash Shell
10 52 (3.11%) Perl
11 51 (3.05%) VB
12 50 (2.99%) PHP
13 48 (2.87%) T-SQL
14 36 (2.15%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.74%) Ruby
16 28 (1.68%) VBScript
17 27 (1.62%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.90%) Embedded C
18 15 (0.90%) Objective-C
19 13 (0.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 318 (19.03%) Security Cleared
2 193 (11.55%) Degree
3 158 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 147 (8.80%) SC Cleared
5 134 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
6 122 (7.30%) CCNA
7 119 (7.12%) DV Cleared
8 66 (3.95%) MCSE
9 58 (3.47%) CISSP
10 48 (2.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 43 (2.57%) MCSA
12 41 (2.45%) MCITP
13 29 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.62%) CCNP
16 18 (1.08%) MCP
16 18 (1.08%) SSCP
17 17 (1.02%) SANS
18 15 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
18 15 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.18%) SLA
2 23 (1.38%) QA
3 21 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.42%) PMO
7 6 (0.36%) COBIT
8 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.18%) GDPR
10 2 (0.12%) RMADS
11 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.060%) GCP
11 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 601 (35.97%) Active Directory
2 270 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (13.05%) Hyper-V
4 80 (4.79%) Docker
5 67 (4.01%) vSphere
6 49 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 47 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 36 (2.15%) XenApp
10 27 (1.62%) BitLocker
11 17 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 17 (1.02%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.72%) NFS
12 12 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.48%) Samba
14 8 (0.48%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.42%) Shibboleth
16 6 (0.36%) Snort
17 5 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 156 (9.34%) SCCM
2 120 (7.18%) Puppet
3 79 (4.73%) Ansible
4 60 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (2.69%) SCOM
6 36 (2.15%) SCVMM
7 23 (1.38%) WSUS
8 18 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 17 (1.02%) Backup Exec
10 15 (0.90%) NetBackup
11 13 (0.78%) Nagios
11 13 (0.78%) Nessus
12 12 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
12 12 (0.72%) Terraform
13 11 (0.66%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.60%) HP ALM
15 9 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
15 9 (0.54%) vCenter Server
16 8 (0.48%) HAProxy
16 8 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 638 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 450 (26.93%) VMware
3 200 (11.97%) Cisco
4 127 (7.60%) Citrix
5 77 (4.61%) McAfee
6 68 (4.07%) HP
7 62 (3.71%) Oracle
8 47 (2.81%) Red Hat
9 46 (2.75%) Veeam
10 41 (2.45%) EMC
11 39 (2.33%) Apple
12 38 (2.27%) SolarWinds
13 37 (2.21%) Google
14 36 (2.15%) Dell
15 35 (2.09%) NetApp
16 29 (1.74%) Juniper
17 23 (1.38%) SAP
18 20 (1.20%) CheckPoint
18 20 (1.20%) Sophos
19 19 (1.14%) Atlassian