Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,712 1,512 1,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.72% 14.50% 16.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.78% 58.97% 62.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,303 1,311 1,682
South West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,650 £55,000 £52,500
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 2,963 2,564 2,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.21% 24.59% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,317 2,218 2,599
South West median annual salary £41,500 £38,125 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.85% +7.39% -1.39%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +4 405 £40,000 +14.29% 36
Bristol -4 397 £38,500 +0.65% 59
Gloucestershire +1 302 £42,500 +21.43% 51
Dorset -8 241 £35,000 - 38
Somerset +6 150 £34,000 -9.33% 21
Devon +11 73 £28,650 -4.50% 18
Cornwall +9 71 £35,000 +42.86% 20
Avon - 2 £50,000 - 6
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 677 (39.54%) Microsoft
2 599 (34.99%) Windows Server
3 569 (33.24%) Linux
4 549 (32.07%) Active Directory
5 423 (24.71%) VMware
6 372 (21.73%) ITIL
7 371 (21.67%) SQL Server
8 367 (21.44%) Security Cleared
9 340 (19.86%) SQL
10 296 (17.29%) Office 365
11 289 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
12 276 (16.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 273 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
14 265 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 258 (15.07%) Firewall
16 248 (14.49%) PowerShell
16 248 (14.49%) Hyper-V
17 242 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 239 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
19 238 (13.90%) C#
20 212 (12.38%) Python
21 211 (12.32%) Windows 7
22 208 (12.15%) Cisco
23 205 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
24 200 (11.68%) Software Engineering
25 199 (11.62%) Microsoft Office
26 188 (10.98%) SC Cleared
27 187 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
28 185 (10.81%) .NET
29 183 (10.69%) Service Management

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
1 151 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 111 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 61 (3.56%) IIS
4 55 (3.21%) Skype for Business
5 48 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 41 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (2.34%) Apache
8 29 (1.69%) Confluence
9 26 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (0.76%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.64%) CMS
12 11 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.53%) Marvel
14 8 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.41%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.41%) WordPress
16 6 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 199 (11.62%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.53%) InDesign
6 9 (0.53%) InVision
6 9 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.53%) Pixate
6 9 (0.53%) UXPin
7 8 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) Simulink
9 1 (0.058%) CATIA
9 1 (0.058%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.058%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 8 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.18%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.058%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.058%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.058%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 296 (17.29%) Office 365
2 242 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (3.74%) SaaS
5 36 (2.10%) IaaS
6 32 (1.87%) Serverless
7 20 (1.17%) PaaS
8 13 (0.76%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.64%) G Suite
10 10 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.58%) GitHub
10 10 (0.58%) OneDrive
11 9 (0.53%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 258 (15.07%) Firewall
2 180 (10.51%) DNS
3 179 (10.46%) TCP/IP
4 135 (7.89%) SAN
5 108 (6.31%) DHCP
6 96 (5.61%) WAN
7 92 (5.37%) Network Security
8 90 (5.26%) LAN
9 81 (4.73%) VPN
10 79 (4.61%) Intrusion Detection
11 61 (3.56%) SSL
12 50 (2.92%) HTTP
13 47 (2.75%) Wireless
14 45 (2.63%) Skype
14 45 (2.63%) VoIP
15 41 (2.39%) VLAN
16 37 (2.16%) NAS
16 37 (2.16%) SMTP
17 32 (1.87%) SNMP
18 28 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 74 (4.32%) MySQL
3 47 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.93%) RDBMS
5 25 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (1.11%) Ingres
8 19 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
10 15 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (0.82%) Power BI
12 13 (0.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 90 (5.26%) JIRA
2 82 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 64 (3.74%) Visual Studio
4 55 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 43 (2.51%) MSI
6 34 (1.99%) Bitbucket
7 23 (1.34%) Selenium
8 21 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 20 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 13 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (0.76%) Subversion
12 12 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.58%) Robot Framework
14 9 (0.53%) git-flow
14 9 (0.53%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.47%) Redmine
15 8 (0.47%) SoapUI
15 8 (0.47%) WiX
General
1 169 (9.87%) Finance
2 44 (2.57%) Manufacturing
2 44 (2.57%) Retail
3 32 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 31 (1.81%) Aerospace
5 27 (1.58%) Marketing
6 25 (1.46%) Electronics
7 23 (1.34%) Games
8 21 (1.23%) Military
9 12 (0.70%) Law
10 10 (0.58%) Advertising
11 9 (0.53%) Legal
12 8 (0.47%) Publishing
13 7 (0.41%) Back Office
13 7 (0.41%) Banking
14 6 (0.35%) Automotive
15 3 (0.18%) German Language
16 2 (0.12%) French Language
17 1 (0.058%) Billing
17 1 (0.058%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 277 (16.18%) Analyst
2 212 (12.38%) Support Engineer
3 185 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 164 (9.58%) Developer
5 118 (6.89%) IT Engineer
6 117 (6.83%) Software Engineer
7 116 (6.78%) IT Support
8 98 (5.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 97 (5.67%) Support Analyst
10 78 (4.56%) Architect
10 78 (4.56%) IT Support Engineer
11 75 (4.38%) Desktop Support
12 70 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
13 68 (3.97%) Service Analyst
14 67 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 63 (3.68%) Applications Support
16 61 (3.56%) Desktop Engineer
17 60 (3.50%) Administrator
18 58 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
19 57 (3.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (10.81%) .NET
2 96 (5.61%) Web Services
3 69 (4.03%) HTML
4 62 (3.62%) CSS
5 49 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 48 (2.80%) .NET Framework
6 48 (2.80%) WPF
7 40 (2.34%) Node.js
8 39 (2.28%) jQuery
9 36 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 34 (1.99%) XML
11 33 (1.93%) Entity Framework
11 33 (1.93%) WCF
12 32 (1.87%) AngularJS
13 27 (1.58%) LAMP
14 24 (1.40%) REST
15 21 (1.23%) LINQ
15 21 (1.23%) WinForms
16 20 (1.17%) JSON
17 19 (1.11%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 205 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 76 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 72 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
5 67 (3.91%) User Experience
6 63 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
7 58 (3.39%) Driving Licence
8 49 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 39 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
10 38 (2.22%) Clustering
11 36 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 35 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (1.58%) Blackberry
14 26 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
15 24 (1.40%) iPhone
16 21 (1.23%) NHS
17 19 (1.11%) Device Driver
18 17 (0.99%) iPad
18 17 (0.99%) PKI
19 16 (0.93%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 599 (34.99%) Windows Server
2 569 (33.24%) Linux
3 276 (16.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 239 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 211 (12.32%) Windows 7
6 181 (10.57%) Windows 10
7 173 (10.11%) Unix
8 66 (3.86%) Android
9 53 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (2.75%) Windows 8
11 38 (2.22%) Mac OS X
12 35 (2.04%) CentOS
13 31 (1.81%) Apple iOS
14 26 (1.52%) Ubuntu
15 16 (0.93%) Solaris
15 16 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.82%) AIX
16 14 (0.82%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (21.73%) ITIL
2 289 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
4 200 (11.68%) Software Engineering
5 183 (10.69%) Service Management
6 141 (8.24%) Service Delivery
7 110 (6.43%) DevOps
8 108 (6.31%) ITSM
9 103 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
10 102 (5.96%) Project Management
11 101 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 89 (5.20%) Test Automation
13 85 (4.96%) ITIL V3
14 84 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
15 78 (4.56%) Proactive Management
16 75 (4.38%) Waterfall
17 74 (4.32%) Configuration Management
18 73 (4.26%) Mentoring
19 69 (4.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 340 (19.86%) SQL
2 248 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 238 (13.90%) C#
4 212 (12.38%) Python
5 168 (9.81%) C++
6 160 (9.35%) C
7 125 (7.30%) Java
8 121 (7.07%) JavaScript
9 104 (6.07%) Bash Shell
10 55 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 53 (3.10%) PHP
12 47 (2.75%) Perl
13 46 (2.69%) Shell Script
14 40 (2.34%) VB
15 30 (1.75%) Ruby
16 20 (1.17%) Embedded C
16 20 (1.17%) Objective-C
17 17 (0.99%) VB.NET
17 17 (0.99%) VBScript
18 14 (0.82%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 367 (21.44%) Security Cleared
2 188 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 174 (10.16%) Degree
4 163 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 157 (9.17%) DV Cleared
6 116 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
7 99 (5.78%) CCNA
8 64 (3.74%) MCSE
9 46 (2.69%) CISSP
10 42 (2.45%) MCITP
11 38 (2.22%) CCNP
12 37 (2.16%) MCSA
13 34 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 30 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
17 26 (1.52%) SSCP
18 22 (1.29%) MCP
19 16 (0.93%) SANS
20 15 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (6.31%) SLA
2 32 (1.87%) QA
3 26 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 13 (0.76%) GDPR
6 11 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.29%) PMO
8 5 (0.29%) WCAG
9 4 (0.23%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.18%) COBIT
10 3 (0.18%) GCP
10 3 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.12%) MISRA
12 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.058%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.058%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 549 (32.07%) Active Directory
2 265 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 248 (14.49%) Hyper-V
4 79 (4.61%) Docker
5 54 (3.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 54 (3.15%) vSphere
6 50 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (1.93%) XenApp
9 25 (1.46%) BitLocker
10 14 (0.82%) Terminal Services
10 14 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.82%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.70%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.64%) NFS
13 10 (0.58%) Firmware
14 9 (0.53%) Shibboleth
14 9 (0.53%) Snort
15 8 (0.47%) Samba
16 7 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 179 (10.46%) SCCM
2 107 (6.25%) Puppet
3 70 (4.09%) Ansible
4 57 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (2.86%) SCOM
6 30 (1.75%) SCVMM
7 21 (1.23%) WSUS
8 19 (1.11%) Cacti
9 18 (1.05%) Nagios
10 17 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 17 (0.99%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.88%) vRealize
12 14 (0.82%) ZABBIX
13 12 (0.70%) Backup Exec
13 12 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
13 12 (0.70%) Terraform
14 11 (0.64%) Salt
15 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.58%) NetBackup
16 9 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 677 (39.54%) Microsoft
2 423 (24.71%) VMware
3 208 (12.15%) Cisco
4 158 (9.23%) Citrix
5 78 (4.56%) Oracle
6 74 (4.32%) HP
7 69 (4.03%) McAfee
8 59 (3.45%) EMC
9 58 (3.39%) Veeam
10 49 (2.86%) SolarWinds
11 45 (2.63%) Red Hat
12 41 (2.39%) Dell
13 40 (2.34%) Apple
14 38 (2.22%) SAP
15 30 (1.75%) CheckPoint
15 30 (1.75%) Google
16 29 (1.69%) NetApp
17 28 (1.64%) Atlassian
18 24 (1.40%) Juniper
19 22 (1.29%) Capita