Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1553 1709 2063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.12% 15.66% 17.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.12% 59.78% 59.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1293 1515 1880
South West median annual salary £36,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.31% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £20,475
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £52,000
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 2672 2859 3493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.01% 26.21% 29.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2198 2477 3072
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,975
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +2 493 £38,500 +18.46% 38
Wiltshire -4 306 £39,250 +20.77% 15
Gloucestershire +1 287 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Dorset -1 188 £32,500 +8.33% 17
Somerset -6 156 £33,250 +10.83% 6
Devon -6 57 £25,000 -16.67% 9
Cornwall +10 44 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 656 (42.24%) Microsoft
2 609 (39.21%) Active Directory
3 596 (38.38%) Windows Server
4 449 (28.91%) Linux
5 433 (27.88%) VMware
6 363 (23.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 354 (22.79%) SQL Server
8 315 (20.28%) ITIL
9 303 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 280 (18.03%) Windows 7
10 280 (18.03%) Firewall
11 276 (17.77%) SQL
12 273 (17.58%) Office 365
13 261 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 249 (16.03%) Security Cleared
15 247 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
16 245 (15.78%) .NET
17 243 (15.65%) TCP/IP
18 228 (14.68%) C#
19 220 (14.17%) DNS
20 219 (14.10%) Microsoft Office
21 205 (13.20%) Cisco
22 200 (12.88%) Windows 10
23 182 (11.72%) DHCP
24 175 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
25 172 (11.08%) Degree
26 168 (10.82%) Hyper-V
27 162 (10.43%) MS Exchange
28 161 (10.37%) JavaScript
28 161 (10.37%) PowerShell

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
1 162 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 121 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 107 (6.89%) IIS
4 80 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 70 (4.51%) Skype for Business
6 66 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 63 (4.06%) Apache
8 37 (2.38%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.90%) Confluence
10 13 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.64%) JBoss
13 9 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.39%) CMS
15 6 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.39%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 219 (14.10%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.39%) Houdini
6 6 (0.39%) Maya
6 6 (0.39%) NUKE
6 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.19%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) InDesign
8 2 (0.13%) InVision
8 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) Pixate
8 2 (0.13%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 14 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.77%) Visualfiles
3 8 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.32%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.064%) Magento
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.064%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 273 (17.58%) Office 365
2 175 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.32%) SaaS
5 28 (1.80%) IaaS
6 17 (1.09%) Serverless
7 16 (1.03%) PaaS
8 15 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 7 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.45%) G Suite
12 4 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.26%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.19%) GitHub
13 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.13%) DigitalOcean
14 2 (0.13%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 280 (18.03%) Firewall
2 243 (15.65%) TCP/IP
3 220 (14.17%) DNS
4 182 (11.72%) DHCP
5 109 (7.02%) VPN
6 108 (6.95%) LAN
6 108 (6.95%) SAN
7 106 (6.83%) WAN
8 91 (5.86%) Network Security
9 69 (4.44%) HTTP
10 67 (4.31%) Wireless
11 49 (3.16%) Internet
12 46 (2.96%) Skype
13 43 (2.77%) VLAN
14 41 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
15 37 (2.38%) FTP
16 36 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
17 33 (2.12%) Intrusion Detection
18 32 (2.06%) SMTP
19 30 (1.93%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.44%) MySQL
3 44 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
4 41 (2.64%) Relational Database
5 38 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 27 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 21 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.84%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 53 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.28%) JIRA
3 49 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 40 (2.58%) Selenium
5 31 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (1.80%) NUnit
7 26 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 24 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 20 (1.29%) HP UFT
10 17 (1.09%) MSI
11 16 (1.03%) Moq
11 16 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
12 14 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 14 (0.90%) JUnit
13 13 (0.84%) Maven
14 12 (0.77%) Ant
14 12 (0.77%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.77%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.71%) MSTest
15 11 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 154 (9.92%) Finance
2 43 (2.77%) Legal
3 42 (2.70%) Advertising
4 33 (2.12%) Law
5 29 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.48%) Retail
7 20 (1.29%) Marketing
8 19 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.77%) Electronics
10 11 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 11 (0.71%) Military
11 8 (0.52%) Games
11 8 (0.52%) Music Industry
12 6 (0.39%) Back Office
12 6 (0.39%) Banking
12 6 (0.39%) German Language
12 6 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.13%) French Language
14 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 280 (18.03%) Analyst
2 235 (15.13%) Support Engineer
3 179 (11.53%) Developer
4 137 (8.82%) IT Support
5 134 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 119 (7.66%) Support Analyst
7 114 (7.34%) IT Engineer
8 89 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 82 (5.28%) IT Support Engineer
10 76 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support
11 74 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 72 (4.64%) .NET Developer
13 69 (4.44%) Administrator
14 66 (4.25%) Software Engineer
15 64 (4.12%) Desktop Support
16 63 (4.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 59 (3.80%) Network Engineer
18 56 (3.61%) Applications Support
19 55 (3.54%) Software Developer
20 54 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (15.78%) .NET
2 143 (9.21%) HTML
3 124 (7.98%) CSS
4 116 (7.47%) ASP.NET
5 99 (6.37%) Web Services
6 67 (4.31%) jQuery
7 66 (4.25%) XML
8 53 (3.41%) .NET Framework
9 47 (3.03%) WinForms
10 45 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 42 (2.70%) WPF
12 38 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (2.19%) LAMP
14 33 (2.12%) WCF
15 32 (2.06%) SOAP
16 31 (2.00%) REST
17 29 (1.87%) Entity Framework
18 28 (1.80%) AngularJS
19 26 (1.67%) HTML5
20 24 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 148 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 67 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 65 (4.19%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.58%) Driving Licence
6 34 (2.19%) CESG
7 32 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 30 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 30 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
11 22 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
11 22 (1.42%) User Experience
12 17 (1.09%) Algorithms
12 17 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.09%) Replication
13 16 (1.03%) Blackberry
13 16 (1.03%) Music Streaming
14 15 (0.97%) iPad
15 14 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 596 (38.38%) Windows Server
2 449 (28.91%) Linux
3 363 (23.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 303 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 280 (18.03%) Windows 7
6 200 (12.88%) Windows 10
7 136 (8.76%) Unix
8 91 (5.86%) Windows 8
9 64 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (2.90%) Android
11 43 (2.77%) Apple iOS
12 34 (2.19%) Windows XP
13 33 (2.12%) Mac OS X
14 29 (1.87%) CentOS
14 29 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (1.74%) Solaris
16 20 (1.29%) AIX
17 12 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.64%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (20.28%) ITIL
2 247 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (9.14%) Software Engineering
4 105 (6.76%) MVC
5 88 (5.67%) Service Management
6 87 (5.60%) Service Delivery
7 86 (5.54%) TDD
8 85 (5.47%) Mentoring
9 84 (5.41%) ITSM
10 80 (5.15%) DevOps
11 75 (4.83%) Scrum
12 72 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
13 67 (4.31%) Information Security
14 66 (4.25%) OOP
15 65 (4.19%) Cybersecurity
16 60 (3.86%) SIEM
17 59 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
17 59 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (3.54%) ITIL V3
18 55 (3.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (17.77%) SQL
2 228 (14.68%) C#
3 161 (10.37%) JavaScript
3 161 (10.37%) PowerShell
4 128 (8.24%) Java
5 95 (6.12%) C++
6 92 (5.92%) Python
7 69 (4.44%) PHP
8 61 (3.93%) C
9 54 (3.48%) Bash Shell
10 48 (3.09%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.45%) Perl
12 33 (2.12%) VBScript
13 30 (1.93%) VB
13 30 (1.93%) VB.NET
14 27 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.55%) Ruby
16 11 (0.71%) Groovy
16 11 (0.71%) Jython
17 10 (0.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 249 (16.03%) Security Cleared
2 172 (11.08%) Degree
3 154 (9.92%) SC Cleared
4 145 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 144 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
6 141 (9.08%) DV Cleared
7 105 (6.76%) CCNA
8 73 (4.70%) CISSP
9 72 (4.64%) MCSE
10 48 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 43 (2.77%) MCSA
12 42 (2.70%) CCNP
12 42 (2.70%) SANS
13 38 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 36 (2.32%) MCP
15 35 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
16 27 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
16 27 (1.74%) MCITP
17 23 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
18 22 (1.42%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.54%) SLA
2 58 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (3.28%) QA
4 23 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.97%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.39%) PMO
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.19%) RMADS
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.064%) DICOM
System Software
1 609 (39.21%) Active Directory
2 261 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (10.82%) Hyper-V
4 95 (6.12%) vSphere
5 69 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (2.25%) Docker
7 33 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (1.80%) XenApp
9 25 (1.61%) NFS
10 23 (1.48%) BitLocker
11 21 (1.35%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.90%) Samba
12 14 (0.90%) XenServer
13 10 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.45%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.45%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.39%) Firmware
16 6 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 104 (6.70%) SCCM
2 63 (4.06%) Puppet
3 40 (2.58%) Ansible
4 39 (2.51%) SCOM
5 34 (2.19%) WSUS
6 25 (1.61%) SCVMM
7 24 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.35%) Backup Exec
9 15 (0.97%) Nagios
9 15 (0.97%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.84%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.77%) Nessus
11 12 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.71%) CA Service Virtualization
12 11 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.64%) vMotion
14 8 (0.52%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 656 (42.24%) Microsoft
2 433 (27.88%) VMware
3 205 (13.20%) Cisco
4 140 (9.01%) Citrix
5 83 (5.34%) HP
6 64 (4.12%) Oracle
7 53 (3.41%) Dell
8 52 (3.35%) Red Hat
9 49 (3.16%) Veeam
10 47 (3.03%) Apple
11 44 (2.83%) McAfee
12 32 (2.06%) NetApp
12 32 (2.06%) SolarWinds
13 22 (1.42%) Juniper
14 21 (1.35%) Avaya
15 20 (1.29%) ArcSight
16 19 (1.22%) Google
17 18 (1.16%) F5
18 17 (1.09%) CA
19 16 (1.03%) CheckPoint