Period
to 20 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,360 1,381 1,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.44% 13.67% 15.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.21% 50.87% 58.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,080 1,164 1,255
South West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +10.61%
10th Percentile £21,750 £23,075 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 2,222 2,715 2,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.86% 26.87% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,803 2,122 2,199
South West median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.88% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £23,050 £24,856 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 20 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +10 344 £34,750 -7.33% 101
Wiltshire +2 329 £35,000 -9.09% 53
Gloucestershire -4 230 £42,000 -6.67% 54
Dorset +6 202 £32,500 -7.14% 37
Somerset +15 155 £32,750 -10.27% 50
Devon +4 73 £36,462 +7.24% 52
Cornwall -3 8 £31,500 +14.55% 14
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 589 (43.31%) Microsoft
2 586 (43.09%) Active Directory
3 510 (37.50%) Office 365
4 509 (37.43%) Windows Server
5 466 (34.26%) VMware
6 426 (31.32%) Linux
7 345 (25.37%) Azure
8 316 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 304 (22.35%) Windows 10
10 258 (18.97%) Firewall
11 241 (17.72%) ITIL
12 227 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
13 220 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
14 212 (15.59%) Security Cleared
15 209 (15.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 209 (15.37%) SQL
16 194 (14.26%) PowerShell
17 190 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 183 (13.46%) TCP/IP
19 176 (12.94%) Cisco
19 176 (12.94%) Python
20 175 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
21 169 (12.43%) DNS
22 166 (12.21%) SQL Server
23 152 (11.18%) Hyper-V
24 148 (10.88%) Windows 7
25 147 (10.81%) AWS
26 145 (10.66%) MS Exchange
27 137 (10.07%) C#
28 135 (9.93%) Finance

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
1 145 (10.66%) MS Exchange
2 125 (9.19%) SharePoint
3 57 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (2.35%) Apache
4 32 (2.35%) IIS
4 32 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 30 (2.21%) Confluence
6 24 (1.76%) OpenStack
6 24 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.40%) JBoss
8 17 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (1.18%) Tornado
10 15 (1.10%) CMS
11 13 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.88%) Drupal
13 6 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 175 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.074%) InDesign
6 1 (0.074%) InVision
6 1 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.074%) Pixate
6 1 (0.074%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.074%) iTrent
3 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 510 (37.50%) Office 365
2 345 (25.37%) Azure
3 147 (10.81%) AWS
4 48 (3.53%) SaaS
5 45 (3.31%) GCP
6 40 (2.94%) IaaS
7 32 (2.35%) OpenShift
8 31 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (1.62%) OneDrive
10 15 (1.10%) PaaS
11 13 (0.96%) Azure Stack
11 13 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.51%) GitHub
15 5 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.37%) Serverless
16 4 (0.29%) NuGet
16 4 (0.29%) Power Platform
17 3 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 258 (18.97%) Firewall
2 183 (13.46%) TCP/IP
3 169 (12.43%) DNS
4 125 (9.19%) DHCP
5 117 (8.60%) LAN
6 104 (7.65%) WAN
7 83 (6.10%) VPN
8 68 (5.00%) SAN
9 66 (4.85%) VLAN
10 60 (4.41%) Internet
11 53 (3.90%) Wireless
12 52 (3.82%) VoIP
13 39 (2.87%) Skype
14 38 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (2.50%) Network Security
16 31 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
17 24 (1.76%) DMZ
18 23 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
19 22 (1.62%) IPv4
20 21 (1.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.79%) MySQL
3 30 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.69%) Big Data
5 19 (1.40%) RDBMS
5 19 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.59%) Ingres
12 6 (0.44%) MS Access
12 6 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
13 5 (0.37%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 71 (5.22%) JIRA
2 57 (4.19%) Git (software)
3 55 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 23 (1.69%) Bitbucket
6 20 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
6 20 (1.47%) Subversion
7 17 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (0.96%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.74%) Eclipse RCP
10 9 (0.66%) IDA Disassembler
10 9 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.66%) TestRail
10 9 (0.66%) Zephyr
11 6 (0.44%) GitLab
12 5 (0.37%) Rational Team Concert
12 5 (0.37%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.29%) Buildbot
13 4 (0.29%) Chocolatey
13 4 (0.29%) CMake
General
1 135 (9.93%) Finance
2 105 (7.72%) Retail
3 66 (4.85%) Public Sector
4 60 (4.41%) Aerospace
5 54 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 43 (3.16%) Electronics
7 41 (3.01%) Military
8 26 (1.91%) Advertising
8 26 (1.91%) Automotive
8 26 (1.91%) Legal
9 25 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.40%) Marketing
11 15 (1.10%) Law
12 11 (0.81%) Games
13 8 (0.59%) Banking
14 7 (0.51%) Local Government
15 5 (0.37%) Avionics
16 4 (0.29%) Back Office
17 2 (0.15%) Environmental Health
17 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 224 (16.47%) Support Engineer
2 179 (13.16%) Analyst
3 142 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 126 (9.26%) IT Support
5 99 (7.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 96 (7.06%) Developer
7 92 (6.76%) IT Engineer
7 92 (6.76%) Software Engineer
8 71 (5.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 65 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 65 (4.78%) IT Support Engineer
10 62 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 61 (4.49%) Consultant
11 61 (4.49%) Service Analyst
12 59 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 58 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
14 56 (4.12%) Support Analyst
15 51 (3.75%) Architect
16 50 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
17 49 (3.60%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (7.94%) .NET
2 67 (4.93%) HTML
3 56 (4.12%) ASP.NET
4 43 (3.16%) CSS
5 33 (2.43%) jQuery
5 33 (2.43%) Web Services
6 32 (2.35%) Middleware
7 25 (1.84%) HTML5
8 23 (1.69%) AngularJS
9 20 (1.47%) .NET Framework
9 20 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (1.25%) JSON
11 16 (1.18%) Node.js
11 16 (1.18%) WCF
12 15 (1.10%) .NET Core
12 15 (1.10%) JSP
13 12 (0.88%) React
13 12 (0.88%) WinForms
13 12 (0.88%) WPF
14 11 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.74%) Management Information System
2 70 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 61 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (3.24%) Driving Licence
6 40 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 29 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (1.40%) PKI
9 19 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.32%) Blog
10 18 (1.32%) iPad
11 16 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (1.18%) User Experience
12 15 (1.10%) iPhone
12 15 (1.10%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.81%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.81%) Replication
14 11 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 509 (37.43%) Windows Server
2 426 (31.32%) Linux
3 304 (22.35%) Windows 10
4 209 (15.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (10.88%) Windows 7
6 103 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 60 (4.41%) Unix
9 50 (3.68%) CentOS
10 38 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (2.72%) Android
12 33 (2.43%) Apple iOS
13 32 (2.35%) Ubuntu
14 28 (2.06%) Debian
15 26 (1.91%) Mac OS
16 17 (1.25%) Solaris
17 15 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.66%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.37%) Windows Phone
20 4 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (17.72%) ITIL
2 227 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
4 190 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 127 (9.34%) DevOps
6 126 (9.26%) Software Engineering
7 77 (5.66%) Service Management
8 76 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
9 74 (5.44%) Migration
10 73 (5.37%) Mentoring
11 64 (4.71%) Project Delivery
12 62 (4.56%) Scrum
13 61 (4.49%) Project Management
14 58 (4.26%) SDLC
15 55 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (3.68%) Unit Testing
17 49 (3.60%) Incident Management
17 49 (3.60%) Information Security
18 47 (3.46%) Penetration Testing
18 47 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (15.37%) SQL
2 194 (14.26%) PowerShell
3 176 (12.94%) Python
4 137 (10.07%) C#
5 112 (8.24%) C++
6 83 (6.10%) Java
7 79 (5.81%) JavaScript
8 74 (5.44%) C
9 65 (4.78%) Bash Shell
10 38 (2.79%) PHP
11 31 (2.28%) Ruby
12 25 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.76%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.88%) Perl
15 11 (0.81%) VBScript
16 10 (0.74%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.66%) VB
18 8 (0.59%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.37%) TypeScript
20 4 (0.29%) Go
Qualifications
1 212 (15.59%) Security Cleared
2 130 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 106 (7.79%) SC Cleared
4 103 (7.57%) DV Cleared
5 96 (7.06%) Degree
6 75 (5.51%) MCSE
7 61 (4.49%) CCNA
7 61 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (4.34%) MCSA
9 30 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (2.06%) MCP
11 21 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (1.25%) CISSP
12 17 (1.25%) RHCE
13 16 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (1.10%) CCA
14 15 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (1.03%) CEH
16 13 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (7.43%) SLA
2 33 (2.43%) GDPR
3 17 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 16 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.03%) QA
6 13 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.37%) IEC 61131
8 4 (0.29%) GPG13
9 3 (0.22%) COBIT
9 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.22%) NCSC
9 3 (0.22%) PMO
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.074%) GxP
11 1 (0.074%) NIST
System Software
1 586 (43.09%) Active Directory
2 316 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (11.18%) Hyper-V
4 103 (7.57%) Docker
5 69 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
6 63 (4.63%) vSphere
7 52 (3.82%) XenApp
8 30 (2.21%) UAG
9 29 (2.13%) XenDesktop
10 24 (1.76%) VirtualBox
11 23 (1.69%) VMware NSX
12 19 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
13 18 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (1.03%) Xen
15 10 (0.74%) Firmware
15 10 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.51%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
17 5 (0.37%) KVM
17 5 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 121 (8.90%) SCCM
2 87 (6.40%) Ansible
3 77 (5.66%) Kubernetes
4 58 (4.26%) Puppet
5 39 (2.87%) Terraform
6 37 (2.72%) vCenter Server
7 36 (2.65%) WSUS
8 33 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
9 29 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
9 29 (2.13%) SCOM
10 26 (1.91%) Packer
11 25 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
12 22 (1.62%) PaperCut
13 17 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (1.10%) Cloudify
15 13 (0.96%) Mesos
15 13 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 13 (0.96%) yum
16 12 (0.88%) Backup Exec
16 12 (0.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 589 (43.31%) Microsoft
2 466 (34.26%) VMware
3 176 (12.94%) Cisco
4 113 (8.31%) Citrix
5 63 (4.63%) Veeam
6 59 (4.34%) Red Hat
7 57 (4.19%) Dell
7 57 (4.19%) HP
8 49 (3.60%) Google
9 48 (3.53%) Oracle
10 45 (3.31%) Atlassian
11 40 (2.94%) EMC
12 38 (2.79%) Apple
13 36 (2.65%) Avaya
14 34 (2.50%) SAP
15 31 (2.28%) Meraki
16 26 (1.91%) IBM
16 26 (1.91%) McAfee
17 22 (1.62%) Sage
18 21 (1.54%) Splunk