Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,460 1,994 2,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 14.15% 16.16% 17.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.28% 61.15% 63.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,175 1,624 1,859
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £67,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,463 3,261 3,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 23.87% 26.43% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,013 2,660 2,858
Thames Valley median annual salary £46,719 £42,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.93% -4.49% +1.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +2.41%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the Thames Valley

Windows
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Windows in the Thames Valley

Windows
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in the Thames Valley

Windows
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Berkshire -2 792 £45,000 +12.50% 80
Buckinghamshire -2 389 £37,500 +25.00% 64
Oxfordshire 0 280 £38,500 -9.41% 58
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Windows.

1 592 (40.55%) Active Directory
2 587 (40.21%) Microsoft
3 559 (38.29%) Windows Server
4 482 (33.01%) Linux
5 386 (26.44%) SQL Server
6 374 (25.62%) Office 365
7 363 (24.86%) SQL
8 357 (24.45%) VMware
9 320 (21.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 278 (19.04%) ITIL
11 258 (17.67%) Firewall
12 235 (16.10%) Microsoft Office
13 232 (15.89%) Hyper-V
14 218 (14.93%) Windows 10
15 217 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 213 (14.59%) IIS
17 210 (14.38%) Windows 7
18 200 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
19 194 (13.29%) .NET
20 189 (12.95%) C#
21 185 (12.67%) DNS
22 181 (12.40%) TCP/IP
23 166 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 163 (11.16%) JavaScript
24 163 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
25 160 (10.96%) Degree
26 153 (10.48%) Unix
27 149 (10.21%) DHCP
28 146 (10.00%) PowerShell
28 146 (10.00%) Problem-Solving

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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
1 213 (14.59%) IIS
2 126 (8.63%) MS Exchange
3 51 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 38 (2.60%) Apache
5 26 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.58%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (1.30%) WebLogic
8 18 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.96%) Confluence
10 13 (0.89%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.68%) Documentum
12 7 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.41%) CMS
13 6 (0.41%) JBoss
13 6 (0.41%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 235 (16.10%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) InVision
7 1 (0.068%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) Scribe Insight
3 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 374 (25.62%) Office 365
2 320 (21.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
4 85 (5.82%) SaaS
5 79 (5.41%) IaaS
6 59 (4.04%) PaaS
7 39 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (1.78%) Mimecast
10 23 (1.58%) GitHub
11 21 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.68%) Amazon Glacier
14 10 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.62%) G Suite
16 7 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.48%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 258 (17.67%) Firewall
2 185 (12.67%) DNS
3 181 (12.40%) TCP/IP
4 149 (10.21%) DHCP
5 101 (6.92%) LAN
6 98 (6.71%) WAN
7 83 (5.68%) VPN
8 57 (3.90%) SAN
9 42 (2.88%) Internet
10 39 (2.67%) VoIP
11 37 (2.53%) Wireless
12 36 (2.47%) Network Security
13 33 (2.26%) Skype
14 26 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
16 23 (1.58%) SNMP
16 23 (1.58%) VLAN
17 20 (1.37%) IPsec
18 17 (1.16%) HTTP
19 15 (1.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (26.44%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (3.15%) Oracle Database
5 40 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (2.47%) MySQL
7 30 (2.05%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
11 17 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (1.10%) Big Data
12 16 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (1.03%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.89%) Redis
15 12 (0.82%) Data Lake
16 11 (0.75%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.75%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 60 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 50 (3.42%) JIRA
3 33 (2.26%) Visual Studio
4 32 (2.19%) Jenkins
5 31 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.96%) Selenium
7 11 (0.75%) AdminStudio
7 11 (0.75%) MSI
8 10 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.62%) Subversion
10 8 (0.55%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.55%) NUnit
11 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.48%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.48%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.41%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.41%) Redmine
12 6 (0.41%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.34%) Maven
13 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 70 (4.79%) Finance
2 46 (3.15%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.67%) Legal
4 33 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.92%) Electronics
6 26 (1.78%) Marketing
7 25 (1.71%) Back Office
8 22 (1.51%) Retail
9 17 (1.16%) Law
10 16 (1.10%) Banking
11 10 (0.68%) German Language
12 9 (0.62%) Games
13 8 (0.55%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.55%) Billing
14 6 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.34%) Advertising
16 4 (0.27%) Automotive
16 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 248 (16.99%) Analyst
2 199 (13.63%) Support Engineer
3 168 (11.51%) Developer
4 154 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 119 (8.15%) IT Support
6 94 (6.44%) Administrator
7 87 (5.96%) Support Analyst
8 83 (5.68%) Technical Support
9 82 (5.62%) IT Engineer
10 81 (5.55%) .NET Developer
11 79 (5.41%) DBA
12 70 (4.79%) Consultant
13 68 (4.66%) Service Analyst
14 66 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
14 66 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
15 65 (4.45%) Technical Engineer
16 64 (4.38%) Software Engineer
17 62 (4.25%) Technical Support Engineer
18 56 (3.84%) 1st Line Support
18 56 (3.84%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (13.29%) .NET
2 127 (8.70%) CSS
3 122 (8.36%) Web Services
4 116 (7.95%) HTML
5 72 (4.93%) AngularJS
6 70 (4.79%) jQuery
7 64 (4.38%) ASP.NET
8 48 (3.29%) XML
9 43 (2.95%) WinForms
10 37 (2.53%) HTML5
11 36 (2.47%) REST
11 36 (2.47%) WCF
11 36 (2.47%) WPF
12 35 (2.40%) .NET Framework
13 34 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (2.19%) React
15 28 (1.92%) Middleware
16 27 (1.85%) Ajax
17 25 (1.71%) J2EE
17 25 (1.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.44%) Data Centre
2 79 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 78 (5.34%) Private Cloud
4 63 (4.32%) Driving Licence
5 53 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (2.53%) Clustering
8 29 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.85%) Life Science
10 23 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.44%) PKI
11 21 (1.44%) User Experience
12 20 (1.37%) iPhone
12 20 (1.37%) Public Cloud
12 20 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
13 18 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.16%) Fintech
15 15 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
15 15 (1.03%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 559 (38.29%) Windows Server
2 482 (33.01%) Linux
3 218 (14.93%) Windows 10
4 210 (14.38%) Windows 7
5 163 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 153 (10.48%) Unix
7 137 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (5.34%) Android
9 70 (4.79%) Apple iOS
10 56 (3.84%) Windows 8
11 53 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 50 (3.42%) Windows XP
13 34 (2.33%) CentOS
14 33 (2.26%) Solaris
15 32 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (1.71%) AIX
16 25 (1.71%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.16%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.89%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (19.04%) ITIL
2 200 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 146 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 107 (7.33%) Logistics
6 103 (7.05%) Service Management
7 100 (6.85%) Information Security
8 99 (6.78%) Computer Science
8 99 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 99 (6.78%) Service Delivery
9 94 (6.44%) Incident Management
10 91 (6.23%) Project Management
11 90 (6.16%) DevOps
12 88 (6.03%) Root Cause Analysis
13 87 (5.96%) Software Engineering
14 82 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
15 74 (5.07%) Problem Management
16 71 (4.86%) Time Management
17 66 (4.52%) MVC
18 60 (4.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 363 (24.86%) SQL
2 189 (12.95%) C#
3 163 (11.16%) JavaScript
4 146 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 127 (8.70%) Python
6 110 (7.53%) Java
7 80 (5.48%) C++
8 79 (5.41%) T-SQL
9 77 (5.27%) Bash Shell
10 45 (3.08%) C
11 41 (2.81%) VB.NET
12 36 (2.47%) PHP
13 29 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.78%) Perl
15 18 (1.23%) PL/SQL
16 17 (1.16%) VB
17 15 (1.03%) Ruby
18 14 (0.96%) VBScript
19 13 (0.89%) Delphi
20 8 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 160 (10.96%) Degree
2 122 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (5.96%) Security Cleared
4 79 (5.41%) MCSE
5 78 (5.34%) MCSA
6 50 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 49 (3.36%) DV Cleared
8 40 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 37 (2.53%) CCNA
9 37 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (2.40%) CISSP
11 33 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (1.58%) CEH
13 20 (1.37%) MCP
14 19 (1.30%) CCA
14 19 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (0.96%) GIAC
17 13 (0.89%) MCITP
18 12 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (8.29%) SLA
2 74 (5.07%) QA
3 72 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (2.60%) PCI DSS
5 25 (1.71%) ISO 9001
6 20 (1.37%) PMO
7 13 (0.89%) GDPR
7 13 (0.89%) ISO 14001
8 11 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.55%) GAMP
12 6 (0.41%) PSD2
13 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.27%) FISMA
14 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.068%) Government Security Classifications
15 1 (0.068%) HL7
15 1 (0.068%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.068%) WAI
System Software
1 592 (40.55%) Active Directory
2 232 (15.89%) Hyper-V
3 217 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (3.15%) Docker
5 46 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (2.26%) XenApp
7 26 (1.78%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (1.10%) vSphere
10 15 (1.03%) Firmware
11 14 (0.96%) GPFS
12 9 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.62%) Samba
13 8 (0.55%) NFS
14 7 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.48%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.41%) HDFS
15 6 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 117 (8.01%) SCCM
2 48 (3.29%) vCenter Server
3 39 (2.67%) WSUS
4 38 (2.60%) Puppet
4 38 (2.60%) SCOM
5 36 (2.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 32 (2.19%) Ansible
7 27 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 24 (1.64%) Terraform
9 23 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
10 22 (1.51%) Kubernetes
11 18 (1.23%) SCVMM
12 17 (1.16%) Nagios
13 16 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (1.03%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (0.89%) Nessus
16 12 (0.82%) Kibana
17 10 (0.68%) NetBackup
18 9 (0.62%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 587 (40.21%) Microsoft
2 357 (24.45%) VMware
3 127 (8.70%) Oracle
4 124 (8.49%) Citrix
5 118 (8.08%) Cisco
6 89 (6.10%) ServiceNow
7 88 (6.03%) HP
8 52 (3.56%) BMC
9 50 (3.42%) IBM
9 50 (3.42%) Red Hat
10 44 (3.01%) Apple
11 40 (2.74%) Google
12 35 (2.40%) Riverbed
13 32 (2.19%) Veeam
14 27 (1.85%) NetApp
14 27 (1.85%) SolarWinds
15 26 (1.78%) EMC
15 26 (1.78%) Symantec
16 25 (1.71%) SAP
17 20 (1.37%) Dell