Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 10 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1538 1754 2188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.24% 16.15% 18.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.66% 61.16% 60.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1313 1580 1913
South West median annual salary £36,500 £33,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.96% +1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,275 £51,000
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 2622 2868 3642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.99% 26.41% 30.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2208 2492 3109
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,264 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 +3 488 £38,500 +18.46% 21
Wiltshire -5 291 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Gloucestershire 0 283 £40,000 - 8
Somerset -2 191 £37,500 +25.00% 6
Dorset +3 181 £33,000 +9.09% 13
Devon +1 65 £30,000 - 8
Cornwall -14 35 £25,500 +4.08%
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 660 (42.91%) Microsoft
2 608 (39.53%) Windows Server
3 582 (37.84%) Active Directory
4 448 (29.13%) VMware
5 418 (27.18%) Linux
6 364 (23.67%) SQL Server
7 330 (21.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 310 (20.16%) SQL
9 274 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 266 (17.30%) ITIL
11 262 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 261 (16.97%) Firewall
13 260 (16.91%) C#
14 254 (16.51%) .NET
15 246 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
16 235 (15.28%) Security Cleared
16 235 (15.28%) Office 365
17 230 (14.95%) TCP/IP
18 221 (14.37%) Microsoft Office
19 220 (14.30%) Windows 7
20 203 (13.20%) Cisco
21 195 (12.68%) DNS
22 170 (11.05%) Hyper-V
23 169 (10.99%) DHCP
24 166 (10.79%) MS Exchange
24 166 (10.79%) JavaScript
25 165 (10.73%) Finance
26 161 (10.47%) Software Engineering
27 159 (10.34%) SC Cleared
27 159 (10.34%) Java

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 (10.79%) MS Exchange
2 121 (7.87%) IIS
3 110 (7.15%) SharePoint
4 73 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (3.38%) Apache
7 51 (3.32%) Skype for Business
8 34 (2.21%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.30%) Confluence
10 18 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.98%) JBoss
12 14 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (0.91%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.85%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 221 (14.37%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.39%) Houdini
5 6 (0.39%) Maya
5 6 (0.39%) NUKE
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.13%) InDesign
8 2 (0.13%) InVision
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) Pixate
8 2 (0.13%) UXPin
9 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.65%) Visualfiles
3 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.26%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.065%) Magento
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.065%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 235 (15.28%) Office 365
2 157 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.24%) IaaS
4 19 (1.24%) SaaS
5 15 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (0.91%) PaaS
7 11 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 9 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.46%) G Suite
11 5 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.13%) GitHub
12 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.065%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 261 (16.97%) Firewall
2 230 (14.95%) TCP/IP
3 195 (12.68%) DNS
4 169 (10.99%) DHCP
5 116 (7.54%) SAN
6 105 (6.83%) LAN
7 101 (6.57%) WAN
8 84 (5.46%) VPN
9 70 (4.55%) Network Security
10 65 (4.23%) HTTP
11 57 (3.71%) Internet
12 56 (3.64%) Wireless
13 47 (3.06%) FTP
13 47 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
14 39 (2.54%) SMTP
15 38 (2.47%) VLAN
16 34 (2.21%) X.400
17 32 (2.08%) Skype
18 30 (1.95%) Software-Defined Networking
19 27 (1.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (23.67%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.16%) MySQL
3 38 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 22 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 21 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 20 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (0.98%) OLAP
12 14 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (0.91%) QlikView
13 13 (0.85%) Power BI
14 12 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 55 (3.58%) Visual Studio
2 52 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (3.19%) Git (software)
4 43 (2.80%) JIRA
5 40 (2.60%) Selenium
6 30 (1.95%) NUnit
7 22 (1.43%) Jenkins
8 20 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (1.24%) Moq
10 18 (1.17%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.17%) Rhino Mocks
11 14 (0.91%) JUnit
12 13 (0.85%) MSI
12 13 (0.85%) Subversion
13 12 (0.78%) HP UFT
13 12 (0.78%) JMeter
14 11 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.65%) Appium
15 10 (0.65%) Calabash
15 10 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 165 (10.73%) Finance
2 46 (2.99%) Advertising
3 27 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.63%) Legal
5 24 (1.56%) Marketing
6 20 (1.30%) Electronics
7 19 (1.24%) Retail
8 17 (1.11%) Games
8 17 (1.11%) Military
9 16 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.91%) Law
11 10 (0.65%) Banking
12 5 (0.33%) Back Office
12 5 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.26%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.20%) Local Government
15 2 (0.13%) French Language
15 2 (0.13%) German Language
15 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 277 (18.01%) Analyst
2 217 (14.11%) Support Engineer
3 181 (11.77%) Developer
4 118 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 96 (6.24%) Support Analyst
6 95 (6.18%) IT Support
7 94 (6.11%) Software Engineer
8 89 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 82 (5.33%) .NET Developer
10 79 (5.14%) IT Engineer
11 72 (4.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 69 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
13 61 (3.97%) Administrator
14 58 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 58 (3.77%) Applications Support
15 56 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 52 (3.38%) IT Support Engineer
16 52 (3.38%) Service Analyst
17 51 (3.32%) Architect
17 51 (3.32%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (16.51%) .NET
2 139 (9.04%) HTML
3 124 (8.06%) ASP.NET
4 110 (7.15%) CSS
5 76 (4.94%) Web Services
6 66 (4.29%) XML
7 54 (3.51%) WPF
8 46 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 45 (2.93%) .NET Framework
9 45 (2.93%) WCF
10 44 (2.86%) WinForms
11 40 (2.60%) jQuery
12 37 (2.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 34 (2.21%) Entity Framework
14 28 (1.82%) NHibernate
15 25 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 25 (1.63%) LAMP
16 23 (1.50%) AngularJS
17 22 (1.43%) HTML5
18 21 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 138 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.72%) Management Information System
3 70 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 69 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 51 (3.32%) Driving Licence
6 34 (2.21%) CESG
6 34 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 29 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (1.89%) User Experience
8 27 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
8 27 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
10 21 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
11 20 (1.30%) Renewable Energy
12 19 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 18 (1.17%) Streaming Music
14 17 (1.11%) Replication
15 16 (1.04%) Smartphone
16 15 (0.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 608 (39.53%) Windows Server
2 418 (27.18%) Linux
3 330 (21.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 274 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 220 (14.30%) Windows 7
6 146 (9.49%) Windows 10
7 140 (9.10%) Unix
8 81 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 66 (4.29%) Windows 8
10 53 (3.45%) Android
11 44 (2.86%) Windows XP
12 37 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (2.41%) Solaris
13 36 (2.34%) Apple iOS
14 34 (2.21%) CentOS
14 34 (2.21%) Mac OS X
15 26 (1.69%) AIX
16 17 (1.11%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (17.30%) ITIL
2 246 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (10.47%) Software Engineering
4 96 (6.24%) MVC
5 91 (5.92%) TDD
6 80 (5.20%) Scrum
7 79 (5.14%) DevOps
7 79 (5.14%) Mentoring
8 77 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (4.81%) Service Delivery
10 70 (4.55%) OOP
10 70 (4.55%) Test Automation
11 64 (4.16%) OO
12 63 (4.10%) Project Management
13 62 (4.03%) SDLC
14 60 (3.90%) Information Security
15 56 (3.64%) SIEM
16 55 (3.58%) Change Management
16 55 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 52 (3.38%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 310 (20.16%) SQL
2 260 (16.91%) C#
3 166 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 159 (10.34%) Java
5 142 (9.23%) PowerShell
6 134 (8.71%) C++
7 93 (6.05%) Python
8 87 (5.66%) C
9 53 (3.45%) PHP
10 41 (2.67%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.47%) Bash Shell
12 33 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 31 (2.02%) Ruby
14 25 (1.63%) Perl
15 24 (1.56%) VB.NET
16 23 (1.50%) VB
17 22 (1.43%) VBScript
18 10 (0.65%) MATLAB
19 9 (0.59%) Delphi
19 9 (0.59%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 235 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 159 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 157 (10.21%) Degree
4 143 (9.30%) DV Cleared
5 129 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 85 (5.53%) CCNA
8 80 (5.20%) MCSE
9 66 (4.29%) CISSP
10 50 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 45 (2.93%) CCNP
12 41 (2.67%) MCP
12 41 (2.67%) MCSA
13 39 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
14 38 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 36 (2.34%) SANS
16 30 (1.95%) Network+ Certification
17 26 (1.69%) GCIA
18 24 (1.56%) GCIH
19 21 (1.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.53%) SLA
2 74 (4.81%) QA
3 51 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.39%) PMO
8 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) Basel II
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.065%) DICOM
System Software
1 582 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 262 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (11.05%) Hyper-V
4 92 (5.98%) vSphere
5 71 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (2.02%) XenApp
7 26 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 22 (1.43%) Docker
9 21 (1.37%) NFS
9 21 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.98%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.85%) XenServer
13 11 (0.72%) Snort
14 9 (0.59%) Samba
14 9 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.39%) Firmware
15 6 (0.39%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.39%) Xen
16 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 87 (5.66%) SCCM
2 31 (2.02%) SCOM
3 30 (1.95%) WSUS
4 27 (1.76%) Puppet
5 21 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.30%) Ansible
7 17 (1.11%) SCVMM
8 14 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.85%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.78%) vMotion
11 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.65%) Nagios
12 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 8 (0.52%) Terraform
14 7 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.46%) Nessus
14 7 (0.46%) Nmap
14 7 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 660 (42.91%) Microsoft
2 448 (29.13%) VMware
3 203 (13.20%) Cisco
4 138 (8.97%) Citrix
5 95 (6.18%) HP
6 83 (5.40%) Oracle
7 61 (3.97%) Red Hat
8 54 (3.51%) Dell
9 39 (2.54%) NetApp
10 34 (2.21%) Veeam
11 30 (1.95%) Apple
12 27 (1.76%) ArcSight
13 25 (1.63%) McAfee
14 19 (1.24%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.17%) Avaya
15 18 (1.17%) IBM
16 17 (1.11%) SolarWinds
16 17 (1.11%) SonicWALL
17 16 (1.04%) Adobe
17 16 (1.04%) CheckPoint