Period
to 18 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,522 1,627 1,558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.15% 15.68% 15.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.06% 58.78% 58.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,294 1,301 1,330
South West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £22,325 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +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 2,577 2,768 2,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.66% 26.67% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,119 2,198 2,238
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +10 441 £34,000 -4.23% 103
Gloucestershire -2 348 £42,500 -5.56% 64
Wiltshire -2 332 £36,000 -6.49% 68
Dorset +4 226 £37,500 +10.29% 61
Somerset -9 83 £32,500 -6.47% 20
Devon -6 65 £31,500 +9.95% 28
Cornwall +1 22 £24,500 -23.44% 28
Windows
England

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

1 704 (46.25%) Active Directory
2 645 (42.38%) Windows Server
3 629 (41.33%) Microsoft
4 519 (34.10%) VMware
5 515 (33.84%) Linux
6 492 (32.33%) Office 365
7 376 (24.70%) Azure
8 356 (23.39%) Security Cleared
9 348 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 343 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 324 (21.29%) Windows 10
12 298 (19.58%) ITIL
13 295 (19.38%) Firewall
14 292 (19.19%) Cisco
15 279 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 268 (17.61%) SQL Server
17 254 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
18 251 (16.49%) SCCM
19 249 (16.36%) SQL
20 235 (15.44%) MS Exchange
20 235 (15.44%) Hyper-V
20 235 (15.44%) Windows 7
21 225 (14.78%) PowerShell
22 213 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
23 192 (12.61%) DNS
23 192 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
24 190 (12.48%) AWS
25 187 (12.29%) C#
26 180 (11.83%) TCP/IP
27 176 (11.56%) WAN

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
1 235 (15.44%) MS Exchange
2 119 (7.82%) SharePoint
3 64 (4.20%) Confluence
4 60 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 56 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (2.10%) IIS
7 23 (1.51%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.31%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.31%) Skype for Business
9 17 (1.12%) JBoss
10 16 (1.05%) Apache
10 16 (1.05%) Apache Spark
10 16 (1.05%) Jetty
11 12 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.72%) Tornado
13 9 (0.59%) SAS
14 8 (0.53%) CMS
14 8 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 192 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.13%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.59%) Exchequer
2 8 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.26%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.066%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 492 (32.33%) Office 365
2 376 (24.70%) Azure
3 190 (12.48%) AWS
4 51 (3.35%) OneDrive
5 45 (2.96%) Azure Stack
6 44 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (2.56%) GCP
8 24 (1.58%) IaaS
9 18 (1.18%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
10 17 (1.12%) SoftLayer
11 16 (1.05%) SaaS
12 15 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (0.92%) PaaS
14 10 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.33%) GitHub
16 5 (0.33%) Serverless
17 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 295 (19.38%) Firewall
2 192 (12.61%) DNS
3 180 (11.83%) TCP/IP
4 176 (11.56%) WAN
5 152 (9.99%) DHCP
6 132 (8.67%) LAN
7 90 (5.91%) SAN
8 70 (4.60%) VPN
9 64 (4.20%) Skype
10 60 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 60 (3.94%) Wireless
11 58 (3.81%) Remote Desktop
12 56 (3.68%) Network Security
13 54 (3.55%) Unified Communications
14 53 (3.48%) NetScaler
15 50 (3.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 50 (3.29%) VLAN
16 45 (2.96%) Internet
16 45 (2.96%) VoIP
17 34 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.50%) MySQL
2 38 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 35 (2.30%) Big Data
4 22 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.46%) GIS
9 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.33%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.26%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.26%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.20%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.13%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 130 (8.54%) JIRA
2 83 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 76 (4.99%) Visual Studio
4 49 (3.22%) Jenkins
5 40 (2.63%) TestRail
6 39 (2.56%) Zephyr
7 36 (2.37%) Bitbucket
8 29 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (1.71%) Eclipse
10 22 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (1.18%) git-flow
12 17 (1.12%) Maven
13 16 (1.05%) MSI
13 16 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (0.99%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.92%) Selenium
16 10 (0.66%) LoadRunner
17 9 (0.59%) Eclipse RCP
17 9 (0.59%) JMeter
17 9 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 156 (10.25%) Public Sector
2 142 (9.33%) Finance
3 70 (4.60%) Marketing
4 60 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 56 (3.68%) Electronics
6 55 (3.61%) Retail
7 47 (3.09%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.23%) Aerospace
9 31 (2.04%) Military
10 17 (1.12%) Back Office
10 17 (1.12%) Legal
11 15 (0.99%) Banking
11 15 (0.99%) Games
12 13 (0.85%) Law
13 11 (0.72%) Advertising
13 11 (0.72%) Automotive
14 9 (0.59%) Local Government
15 8 (0.53%) International Banking
16 7 (0.46%) Publishing
17 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 234 (15.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 223 (14.65%) Support Engineer
3 205 (13.47%) Analyst
4 115 (7.56%) IT Support
5 114 (7.49%) IT Engineer
6 96 (6.31%) Software Engineer
7 93 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 93 (6.11%) Developer
8 92 (6.04%) Consultant
9 87 (5.72%) Architect
10 86 (5.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 73 (4.80%) Support Analyst
12 72 (4.73%) IT Support Engineer
13 66 (4.34%) Service Analyst
13 66 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
14 60 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
15 59 (3.88%) Technical Support
16 53 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
16 53 (3.48%) Technical Engineer
17 52 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (9.26%) .NET
2 74 (4.86%) ASP.NET
3 46 (3.02%) Node.js
4 39 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 38 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 38 (2.50%) CSS
6 36 (2.37%) jQuery
7 34 (2.23%) HTML
7 34 (2.23%) WPF
8 27 (1.77%) WinForms
9 25 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (1.64%) Spring
10 24 (1.58%) React
10 24 (1.58%) WCF
11 20 (1.31%) REST
11 20 (1.31%) XML
12 19 (1.25%) Web Services
13 18 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (1.18%) Spring MVC
14 17 (1.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.52%) Driving Licence
2 77 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 74 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (4.53%) Data Centre
5 52 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (2.69%) Mobile Computing
7 31 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (1.58%) Clustering
9 24 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.51%) Robotics
11 22 (1.45%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.18%) User Experience
13 17 (1.12%) CESG
14 16 (1.05%) Cybercrime
14 16 (1.05%) e-Learning
14 16 (1.05%) Internet of Things
15 15 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.92%) Smartphone
17 12 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 645 (42.38%) Windows Server
2 515 (33.84%) Linux
3 343 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 324 (21.29%) Windows 10
5 235 (15.44%) Windows 7
6 167 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (7.49%) Unix
8 76 (4.99%) Mac OS
9 75 (4.93%) CentOS
10 65 (4.27%) Windows 8
11 59 (3.88%) Android
12 51 (3.35%) Apple iOS
13 40 (2.63%) Ubuntu
14 27 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (1.71%) Debian
16 22 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.85%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.59%) AIX
19 8 (0.53%) Mac OS X
20 7 (0.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (19.58%) ITIL
2 279 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 254 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
4 213 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
5 155 (10.18%) Software Engineering
6 124 (8.15%) DevOps
7 101 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
8 93 (6.11%) Project Delivery
9 88 (5.78%) Project Management
10 86 (5.65%) Service Management
11 84 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
12 83 (5.45%) Mentoring
12 83 (5.45%) Security Monitoring
13 82 (5.39%) CRM
14 81 (5.32%) Scrum
15 75 (4.93%) Data Protection
16 74 (4.86%) Migration
17 73 (4.80%) Service Delivery
18 72 (4.73%) Information Security
19 63 (4.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 249 (16.36%) SQL
2 225 (14.78%) PowerShell
3 187 (12.29%) C#
4 168 (11.04%) Python
5 119 (7.82%) C
6 105 (6.90%) C++
7 96 (6.31%) Java
8 92 (6.04%) JavaScript
9 58 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 49 (3.22%) PHP
11 26 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.18%) Ruby
13 16 (1.05%) VB
14 15 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.66%) Perl
15 10 (0.66%) VBScript
16 7 (0.46%) R
17 6 (0.39%) VB6
18 5 (0.33%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 356 (23.39%) Security Cleared
2 159 (10.45%) Degree
3 149 (9.79%) DV Cleared
4 126 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 123 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
6 112 (7.36%) CCNA
7 109 (7.16%) SC Cleared
8 85 (5.58%) MCSE
9 68 (4.47%) MCSA
10 57 (3.75%) MCP
11 34 (2.23%) RHCE
12 33 (2.17%) CCA
13 32 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
14 30 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
16 26 (1.71%) CISSP
17 23 (1.51%) CompTIA Security+
18 22 (1.45%) SSCP
19 21 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
19 21 (1.38%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.47%) SLA
2 51 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 36 (2.37%) QA
4 10 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.59%) IEC 61131
6 8 (0.53%) GDPR
6 8 (0.53%) NIST
7 6 (0.39%) NCSC
8 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) PMO
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 704 (46.25%) Active Directory
2 348 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (15.44%) Hyper-V
4 83 (5.45%) XenApp
5 82 (5.39%) Docker
6 63 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 55 (3.61%) XenDesktop
8 48 (3.15%) vSphere
9 39 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 38 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (1.31%) VirtualBox
12 15 (0.99%) Xen
13 13 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.72%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.59%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.53%) UAG
18 7 (0.46%) KVM
18 7 (0.46%) Samba
18 7 (0.46%) Snort
Systems Management
1 251 (16.49%) SCCM
2 131 (8.61%) SCOM
3 67 (4.40%) Puppet
4 55 (3.61%) Ansible
5 50 (3.29%) Kubernetes
6 49 (3.22%) SCOrch
7 47 (3.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 40 (2.63%) vRealize
9 35 (2.30%) WSUS
10 18 (1.18%) vCenter Server
11 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
11 17 (1.12%) Nagios
11 17 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.79%) Terraform
13 11 (0.72%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (0.59%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 7 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 629 (41.33%) Microsoft
2 519 (34.10%) VMware
3 292 (19.19%) Cisco
4 161 (10.58%) Citrix
5 69 (4.53%) Apple
6 62 (4.07%) Dell
7 61 (4.01%) Atlassian
8 58 (3.81%) HP
9 55 (3.61%) Red Hat
9 55 (3.61%) Veeam
10 54 (3.55%) Splunk
11 53 (3.48%) SAP
12 38 (2.50%) Oracle
13 37 (2.43%) Google
13 37 (2.43%) Juniper
14 32 (2.10%) EMC
15 30 (1.97%) Sage
16 29 (1.91%) Meraki
17 25 (1.64%) Fortinet
18 22 (1.45%) SolarWinds