Period
to 24 July 2017

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

Microsoft Windows
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2182 2846 2970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 17.87% 18.12% 16.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.38% 63.53% 66.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1852 2386 2567
Thames Valley median annual salary £38,212 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.47% - -
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,500 £21,650
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.27% +5.33%

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3498 4480 4478
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 28.66% 28.52% 24.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2884 3716 3538
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +5.13%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 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
Berkshire -2 1042 £42,500 - 79
Buckinghamshire +7 616 £32,500 -7.14% 35
Oxfordshire -2 527 £40,000 +6.67% 35
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Windows.

1 810 (37.12%) Microsoft
2 795 (36.43%) Windows Server
3 765 (35.06%) Active Directory
4 618 (28.32%) Linux
5 510 (23.37%) VMware
6 497 (22.78%) SQL Server
7 438 (20.07%) SQL
8 382 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 379 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 352 (16.13%) Firewall
11 343 (15.72%) Office 365
12 340 (15.58%) Cisco
13 333 (15.26%) ITIL
14 320 (14.67%) Hyper-V
15 312 (14.30%) Degree
16 311 (14.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 301 (13.79%) C#
18 295 (13.52%) DNS
19 289 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
20 280 (12.83%) .NET
21 269 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
22 257 (11.78%) Unix
23 253 (11.59%) Windows 7
24 251 (11.50%) C++
25 248 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
26 239 (10.95%) Computer Science
27 236 (10.82%) DHCP
28 226 (10.36%) Java
28 226 (10.36%) Citrix
29 224 (10.27%) TCP/IP

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 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 186 (8.52%) IIS
3 108 (4.95%) Skype for Business
4 81 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 72 (3.30%) Tomcat
7 65 (2.98%) SharePoint
8 62 (2.84%) Apache
9 35 (1.60%) WebLogic
10 33 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (1.42%) SAS
12 24 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (1.05%) JBoss
14 21 (0.96%) CMS
15 20 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.87%) IBM Notes
16 19 (0.87%) WebSphere
17 16 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 15 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 12 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 269 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.32%) Maple
7 6 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.27%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.14%) QuarkXPress
8 3 (0.14%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.23%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.14%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.092%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.046%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.046%) Magento
8 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.046%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 343 (15.72%) Office 365
2 248 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 198 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
4 92 (4.22%) IaaS
5 70 (3.21%) SaaS
6 48 (2.20%) PaaS
7 35 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 24 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.37%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.32%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.14%) Responsys
14 3 (0.14%) Taleo
15 2 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 352 (16.13%) Firewall
2 295 (13.52%) DNS
3 236 (10.82%) DHCP
4 224 (10.27%) TCP/IP
5 194 (8.89%) VPN
6 147 (6.74%) LAN
7 142 (6.51%) SAN
8 115 (5.27%) WAN
9 87 (3.99%) Skype
10 74 (3.39%) Internet
11 65 (2.98%) VoIP
12 64 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
12 64 (2.93%) LDAP
13 55 (2.52%) VLAN
14 54 (2.47%) Kerberos
15 53 (2.43%) Wireless
16 47 (2.15%) HTTP
17 45 (2.06%) PBX
17 45 (2.06%) PSTN
18 39 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 81 (3.71%) MySQL
3 68 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 47 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 47 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 35 (1.60%) MongoDB
7 35 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 31 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (0.96%) MariaDB
11 21 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
12 20 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (0.92%) Big Data
13 18 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.73%) DB2
15 15 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 78 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 78 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (2.61%) Subversion
3 46 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 41 (1.88%) Jenkins
5 29 (1.33%) JIRA
6 28 (1.28%) Selenium
7 19 (0.87%) gulp
8 16 (0.73%) NuGet
9 15 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.69%) Vagrant
10 14 (0.64%) JUnit
10 14 (0.64%) Maven
10 14 (0.64%) WinDbg
11 10 (0.46%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.46%) IDA Disassembler
11 10 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.37%) NUnit
12 8 (0.37%) OllyDbg
12 8 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 219 (10.04%) Finance
2 142 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 98 (4.49%) Back Office
4 81 (3.71%) Legal
5 78 (3.57%) Marketing
6 62 (2.84%) Manufacturing
7 56 (2.57%) German Language
8 54 (2.47%) Electronics
9 53 (2.43%) French Language
10 41 (1.88%) Retail
11 39 (1.79%) Digital Economy
12 34 (1.56%) Automotive
13 22 (1.01%) Games
14 21 (0.96%) Billing
15 19 (0.87%) Publishing
16 14 (0.64%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.60%) Spanish Language
18 10 (0.46%) Advertising
19 8 (0.37%) Front Office
19 8 (0.37%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 471 (21.59%) Analyst
2 326 (14.94%) Support Engineer
3 314 (14.39%) Developer
4 223 (10.22%) IT Support
5 219 (10.04%) Support Analyst
6 165 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 132 (6.05%) Administrator
8 128 (5.87%) Service Analyst
9 127 (5.82%) Software Developer
10 125 (5.73%) IT Analyst
11 115 (5.27%) IT Engineer
12 108 (4.95%) Windows Engineer
13 98 (4.49%) .NET Developer
13 98 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
13 98 (4.49%) Technical Support
14 95 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 95 (4.35%) C# Developer
14 95 (4.35%) Junior
15 94 (4.31%) IT Support Analyst
16 93 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (12.83%) .NET
2 172 (7.88%) HTML
3 170 (7.79%) Web Services
4 154 (7.06%) ASP.NET
5 153 (7.01%) CSS
6 111 (5.09%) XML
7 83 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 82 (3.76%) JSON
9 80 (3.67%) jQuery
10 75 (3.44%) REST
11 72 (3.30%) AngularJS
11 72 (3.30%) HTML5
12 63 (2.89%) WinForms
13 59 (2.70%) .NET Framework
14 56 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 56 (2.57%) SOAP
15 50 (2.29%) WCF
16 48 (2.20%) Ajax
17 42 (1.92%) Middleware
18 40 (1.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 239 (10.95%) Computer Science
2 130 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 88 (4.03%) Clustering
5 51 (2.34%) Algorithms
6 46 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 42 (1.92%) Driving Licence
8 38 (1.74%) PKI
9 35 (1.60%) iPad
10 33 (1.51%) Management Information System
11 31 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 30 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
13 29 (1.33%) User Experience
14 25 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 23 (1.05%) Blackberry
15 23 (1.05%) Data Structures
15 23 (1.05%) iPhone
16 22 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
16 22 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 795 (36.43%) Windows Server
2 618 (28.32%) Linux
3 382 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 379 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 257 (11.78%) Unix
6 253 (11.59%) Windows 7
7 141 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 140 (6.42%) Windows 10
9 123 (5.64%) Android
10 119 (5.45%) Apple iOS
11 68 (3.12%) Windows 8
12 60 (2.75%) Windows XP
13 58 (2.66%) Mac OS
14 56 (2.57%) Solaris
14 56 (2.57%) VxWorks
15 54 (2.47%) Mac OS X
16 45 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 42 (1.92%) CentOS
18 41 (1.88%) Windows 2000
19 22 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (15.26%) ITIL
2 289 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (7.79%) Software Engineering
4 147 (6.74%) Mentoring
5 116 (5.32%) MVC
6 114 (5.22%) Test Automation
7 109 (5.00%) OO
8 98 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
9 91 (4.17%) TDD
9 91 (4.17%) Web Development
10 90 (4.12%) Identity Management
11 89 (4.08%) Scrum
12 82 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
12 82 (3.76%) Ticket Management
13 80 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
14 77 (3.53%) Service Delivery
15 76 (3.48%) DevOps
16 71 (3.25%) Presales
17 68 (3.12%) Project Management
18 67 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 438 (20.07%) SQL
2 301 (13.79%) C#
3 251 (11.50%) C++
4 226 (10.36%) Java
5 222 (10.17%) JavaScript
6 197 (9.03%) PowerShell
7 162 (7.42%) C
8 133 (6.10%) Python
9 60 (2.75%) T-SQL
10 59 (2.70%) Perl
11 55 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 54 (2.47%) Shell Script
12 54 (2.47%) VB.NET
13 47 (2.15%) Objective-C
14 38 (1.74%) Ruby
15 36 (1.65%) PHP
16 21 (0.96%) VB
17 19 (0.87%) MATLAB
18 16 (0.73%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 312 (14.30%) Degree
2 148 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 122 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 98 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 95 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (3.90%) MCSE
7 80 (3.67%) CCNA
8 79 (3.62%) DV Cleared
9 51 (2.34%) MCP
10 49 (2.25%) ISTQB
11 45 (2.06%) MCSA
12 44 (2.02%) CISSP
13 36 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (1.51%) CEH
14 33 (1.51%) ISEB
15 31 (1.42%) PhD
16 30 (1.37%) SC Cleared
17 29 (1.33%) HND
18 25 (1.15%) CCNP
18 25 (1.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (8.94%) SLA
2 60 (2.75%) QA
3 31 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.37%) PMO
7 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.27%) GPG13
9 4 (0.18%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.092%) HL7
11 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.046%) COBIT
12 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.046%) DICOM
12 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 765 (35.06%) Active Directory
2 320 (14.67%) Hyper-V
3 311 (14.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (3.57%) vSphere
6 71 (3.25%) XenApp
7 60 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (1.56%) Terminal Services
9 28 (1.28%) KVM
10 26 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 25 (1.15%) XenServer
12 21 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (0.96%) XenDesktop
13 17 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.55%) Docker
15 9 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.41%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.37%) Firmware
16 8 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 187 (8.57%) SCCM
2 90 (4.12%) SCOM
3 68 (3.12%) Backup Exec
4 54 (2.47%) WSUS
5 52 (2.38%) Puppet
6 48 (2.20%) Ansible
7 40 (1.83%) vCenter Server
8 33 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (1.05%) ZABBIX
10 18 (0.82%) SCVMM
11 17 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 15 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 14 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (0.60%) Terraform
15 12 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 10 (0.46%) NetBackup
16 10 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 10 (0.46%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 810 (37.12%) Microsoft
2 510 (23.37%) VMware
3 340 (15.58%) Cisco
4 226 (10.36%) Citrix
5 136 (6.23%) HP
6 132 (6.05%) Oracle
7 102 (4.67%) F5
8 96 (4.40%) Juniper
9 93 (4.26%) CheckPoint
10 73 (3.35%) Palo Alto
11 65 (2.98%) Veeam
12 59 (2.70%) Dell
13 52 (2.38%) Blue Coat
14 50 (2.29%) Red Hat
15 49 (2.25%) NetApp
16 47 (2.15%) SAP
17 44 (2.02%) Symantec
18 42 (1.92%) Apple
19 39 (1.79%) EMC
20 38 (1.74%) IBM
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