Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,999 2,273 3,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 16.30% 17.00% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.45% 63.51% 64.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,626 1,881 2,649
Thames Valley median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 3,253 3,579 4,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 26.53% 26.77% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,649 2,897 3,886
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +11.39%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
South East median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -4.71% +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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
Berkshire -3 996 £40,000 -5.88% 124
Buckinghamshire +5 556 £30,000 -11.76% 82
Oxfordshire -11 449 £42,500 +21.43% 84
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 767 (38.37%) Windows Server
2 739 (36.97%) Microsoft
3 609 (30.47%) Linux
4 601 (30.07%) Active Directory
5 557 (27.86%) SQL
6 444 (22.21%) SQL Server
7 372 (18.61%) VMware
8 358 (17.91%) Microsoft Office
9 344 (17.21%) Degree
10 332 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
11 314 (15.71%) C#
12 301 (15.06%) Python
13 280 (14.01%) ITIL
14 271 (13.56%) Cisco
15 267 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 266 (13.31%) Office 365
17 248 (12.41%) C++
18 246 (12.31%) .NET
19 243 (12.16%) MS Exchange
19 243 (12.16%) Windows 7
20 240 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
21 227 (11.36%) PowerShell
22 225 (11.26%) Computer Science
23 222 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
24 220 (11.01%) Unix
25 219 (10.96%) Hyper-V
26 218 (10.91%) Software Engineering
26 218 (10.91%) Firewall
27 212 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
28 205 (10.26%) Java

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
1 243 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 204 (10.21%) IIS
3 90 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 56 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 31 (1.55%) Skype for Business
8 29 (1.45%) Apache
8 29 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 28 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 22 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 20 (1.00%) Confluence
11 20 (1.00%) JBoss
12 12 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 358 (17.91%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.050%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (0.60%) Teamcenter
2 6 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.30%) TIBCO iProcess
3 5 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.050%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.050%) Maximo
5 1 (0.050%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 266 (13.31%) Office 365
2 240 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 222 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (3.60%) SaaS
5 43 (2.15%) IaaS
6 29 (1.45%) PaaS
7 23 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (0.60%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.55%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.35%) G Suite
14 6 (0.30%) GitHub
15 5 (0.25%) Mimecast
16 4 (0.20%) npm
17 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 218 (10.91%) Firewall
2 176 (8.80%) DNS
3 161 (8.05%) TCP/IP
4 141 (7.05%) DHCP
5 136 (6.80%) WAN
6 126 (6.30%) LAN
7 95 (4.75%) VPN
8 90 (4.50%) SAN
9 87 (4.35%) Internet
10 64 (3.20%) VoIP
11 61 (3.05%) VLAN
12 48 (2.40%) Wireless
13 38 (1.90%) Intranet
14 34 (1.70%) Skype
15 29 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
16 28 (1.40%) Network Security
16 28 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (1.35%) Broadband
18 26 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (1.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (22.21%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.15%) Oracle Database
3 56 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 53 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 51 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 50 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 47 (2.35%) MySQL
8 38 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 35 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (1.05%) HBase
12 21 (1.05%) MongoDB
13 19 (0.95%) RDBMS
14 17 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
15 16 (0.80%) Data Mining
16 13 (0.65%) Big Data
16 13 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
17 12 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 138 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 83 (4.15%) Visual Studio
3 74 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 47 (2.35%) JIRA
5 37 (1.85%) Selenium
6 35 (1.75%) Subversion
7 24 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 22 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (1.10%) WebDriver
9 17 (0.85%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.75%) JMeter
11 12 (0.60%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.60%) gulp
11 12 (0.60%) TestRail
12 11 (0.55%) WinDbg
13 10 (0.50%) Maven
14 9 (0.45%) JUnit
14 9 (0.45%) TeamCity
15 8 (0.40%) Sinon.JS
15 8 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 152 (7.60%) Finance
2 83 (4.15%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.75%) Retail
4 47 (2.35%) Marketing
5 45 (2.25%) Back Office
5 45 (2.25%) Legal
6 36 (1.80%) Games
7 31 (1.55%) German Language
8 30 (1.50%) French Language
9 27 (1.35%) Automotive
10 26 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.25%) Banking
12 23 (1.15%) Law
13 22 (1.10%) Advertising
13 22 (1.10%) Publishing
14 18 (0.90%) Electronics
15 16 (0.80%) Billing
16 9 (0.45%) Digital Economy
17 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 426 (21.31%) Analyst
2 275 (13.76%) Support Engineer
3 258 (12.91%) Developer
4 224 (11.21%) IT Support
5 209 (10.46%) Support Analyst
6 163 (8.15%) Software Engineer
7 140 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 129 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 120 (6.00%) IT Analyst
10 114 (5.70%) .NET Developer
11 110 (5.50%) IT Support Analyst
12 106 (5.30%) Service Analyst
13 101 (5.05%) C++ Software Engineer
14 99 (4.95%) Applications Support
15 95 (4.75%) IT Engineer
16 93 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
16 93 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
17 86 (4.30%) Technical Support
18 79 (3.95%) Administrator
19 77 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (12.31%) .NET
2 142 (7.10%) HTML
3 128 (6.40%) CSS
4 106 (5.30%) ASP.NET
5 101 (5.05%) jQuery
6 91 (4.55%) WinForms
7 89 (4.45%) Web Services
8 79 (3.95%) Qt
8 79 (3.95%) XML
9 64 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 63 (3.15%) .NET Framework
11 58 (2.90%) HTML5
11 58 (2.90%) JSON
12 54 (2.70%) Ajax
12 54 (2.70%) MFC
13 52 (2.60%) WCF
14 51 (2.55%) REST
15 40 (2.00%) Entity Framework
15 40 (2.00%) OpenGL
16 39 (1.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 225 (11.26%) Computer Science
2 135 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.15%) Algorithms
4 60 (3.00%) Clustering
5 59 (2.95%) Data Centre
6 51 (2.55%) CUDA
7 42 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 37 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (1.55%) Fintech
10 30 (1.50%) User Experience
11 28 (1.40%) Driving Licence
11 28 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 25 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 24 (1.20%) Client/Server
13 24 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
14 22 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (1.00%) Management Information System
15 20 (1.00%) PKI
16 19 (0.95%) EPoS
16 19 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 767 (38.37%) Windows Server
2 609 (30.47%) Linux
3 267 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 243 (12.16%) Windows 7
5 220 (11.01%) Unix
6 212 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 200 (10.01%) Windows 10
8 94 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 90 (4.50%) Windows 8
10 73 (3.65%) Apple iOS
11 71 (3.55%) Android
12 59 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 47 (2.35%) CentOS
14 36 (1.80%) Solaris
15 35 (1.75%) Mac OS X
15 35 (1.75%) Windows XP
16 33 (1.65%) Windows 2000
17 23 (1.15%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.85%) Mac OS
19 16 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (14.01%) ITIL
3 218 (10.91%) Software Engineering
4 136 (6.80%) Test Automation
5 119 (5.95%) DevOps
6 118 (5.90%) OO
7 110 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
8 108 (5.40%) Mathematics
9 94 (4.70%) MVC
10 93 (4.65%) TDD
11 90 (4.50%) Multithreading
12 86 (4.30%) Physics
13 85 (4.25%) Scrum
14 75 (3.75%) Mentoring
15 70 (3.50%) Migration
16 69 (3.45%) Time Management
17 65 (3.25%) Cybersecurity
17 65 (3.25%) SDLC
18 62 (3.10%) Service Management
19 60 (3.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 557 (27.86%) SQL
2 314 (15.71%) C#
3 301 (15.06%) Python
4 248 (12.41%) C++
5 227 (11.36%) PowerShell
6 205 (10.26%) Java
7 177 (8.85%) JavaScript
8 77 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 65 (3.25%) C
10 61 (3.05%) Perl
11 49 (2.45%) VB.NET
12 43 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 36 (1.80%) PHP
14 30 (1.50%) Ruby
15 27 (1.35%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.20%) R
17 23 (1.15%) VBScript
18 14 (0.70%) VB
19 11 (0.55%) TypeScript
20 10 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 344 (17.21%) Degree
2 102 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 100 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 75 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (3.05%) CCNA
6 53 (2.65%) PhD
7 51 (2.55%) MCSE
8 48 (2.40%) Security Cleared
9 43 (2.15%) MCSA
10 37 (1.85%) AWS Certification
11 32 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (1.45%) MCP
13 28 (1.40%) A+ Certification
14 25 (1.25%) DV Cleared
15 23 (1.15%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 22 (1.10%) Master's Degree
17 21 (1.05%) SC Cleared
18 19 (0.95%) CCNP
18 19 (0.95%) ISTQB
19 18 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.60%) QA
2 104 (5.20%) SLA
3 35 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.55%) PMO
5 10 (0.50%) SSAE 16
6 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.15%) GDPR
11 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.10%) GAMP
11 2 (0.10%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.10%) TickIT
12 1 (0.050%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.050%) GPG13
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 601 (30.07%) Active Directory
2 219 (10.96%) Hyper-V
3 179 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 63 (3.15%) Docker
6 32 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (1.45%) XenApp
8 26 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (1.05%) Firmware
9 21 (1.05%) HDFS
10 20 (1.00%) vSphere
11 19 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (0.90%) KVM
13 15 (0.75%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.55%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.50%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.45%) NFS
17 7 (0.35%) Samba
17 7 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
18 5 (0.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 122 (6.10%) SCCM
2 89 (4.45%) Puppet
3 70 (3.50%) Ansible
4 45 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 42 (2.10%) Terraform
7 38 (1.90%) SCOM
8 37 (1.85%) Backup Exec
9 26 (1.30%) vCenter Server
10 24 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 23 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 19 (0.95%) NetBackup
13 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (0.65%) Nagios
13 13 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 10 (0.50%) WSUS
15 9 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
16 8 (0.40%) Mesos
16 8 (0.40%) Nessus
16 8 (0.40%) Nmap
Vendors
1 739 (36.97%) Microsoft
2 372 (18.61%) VMware
3 271 (13.56%) Cisco
4 176 (8.80%) Citrix
5 156 (7.80%) Oracle
6 98 (4.90%) Sophos
7 88 (4.40%) Juniper
8 64 (3.20%) F5
9 63 (3.15%) HP
10 62 (3.10%) Red Hat
11 57 (2.85%) Symantec
12 52 (2.60%) CheckPoint
13 49 (2.45%) Apple
14 48 (2.40%) Palo Alto
15 42 (2.10%) ServiceNow
16 40 (2.00%) NetApp
17 36 (1.80%) IBM
18 35 (1.75%) SAP
19 32 (1.60%) Veritas
20 31 (1.55%) Blue Coat