Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,628 1,943 2,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 14.56% 16.28% 16.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.50% 61.39% 62.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,361 1,618 2,079
Thames Valley median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £66,250
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%

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 2,736 3,165 3,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 24.46% 26.52% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,279 2,619 3,238
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +5 918 £42,500 +6.25% 109
Buckinghamshire -3 443 £37,500 +15.38% 82
Oxfordshire -8 268 £39,250 -7.65% 80
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 698 (42.87%) Microsoft
2 661 (40.60%) Active Directory
3 651 (39.99%) Windows Server
4 546 (33.54%) Linux
5 421 (25.86%) SQL Server
6 416 (25.55%) VMware
7 375 (23.03%) SQL
8 363 (22.30%) Office 365
9 330 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 276 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 263 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
12 235 (14.43%) ITIL
13 232 (14.25%) Hyper-V
14 228 (14.00%) Firewall
15 226 (13.88%) Windows 10
16 221 (13.57%) TCP/IP
17 215 (13.21%) Windows 7
18 212 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 210 (12.90%) IIS
20 203 (12.47%) .NET
21 200 (12.29%) C#
22 194 (11.92%) DNS
23 188 (11.55%) Degree
24 182 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
25 168 (10.32%) Citrix
26 166 (10.20%) PowerShell
27 160 (9.83%) DHCP
28 155 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
29 153 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
30 152 (9.34%) Amazon AWS

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
1 210 (12.90%) IIS
2 148 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 73 (4.48%) SharePoint
4 43 (2.64%) Apache
5 39 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 32 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 31 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 26 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 19 (1.17%) Confluence
11 15 (0.92%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (0.74%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.61%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.49%) JBoss
15 8 (0.49%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.43%) CMS
16 7 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 263 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.061%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.061%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.25%) Scribe Insight
2 4 (0.25%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.061%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 363 (22.30%) Office 365
2 330 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 152 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (3.32%) IaaS
5 50 (3.07%) SaaS
6 49 (3.01%) PaaS
7 35 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.29%) GitHub
9 21 (1.29%) Mimecast
10 18 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.61%) Amazon Glacier
13 10 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.55%) Serverless
15 8 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.49%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 228 (14.00%) Firewall
2 221 (13.57%) TCP/IP
3 194 (11.92%) DNS
4 160 (9.83%) DHCP
5 119 (7.31%) VPN
6 115 (7.06%) LAN
7 106 (6.51%) WAN
8 77 (4.73%) SAN
9 63 (3.87%) Internet
10 54 (3.32%) VoIP
11 43 (2.64%) Wireless
12 38 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (2.27%) Skype
14 29 (1.78%) Network Security
15 28 (1.72%) VLAN
16 23 (1.41%) NAS
16 23 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
17 16 (0.98%) Intranet
17 16 (0.98%) IPsec
17 16 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (2.76%) MySQL
6 43 (2.64%) Oracle Database
7 34 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 20 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 19 (1.17%) Big Data
10 19 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.11%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (0.98%) HBase
14 15 (0.92%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.80%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.68%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 69 (4.24%) Git (software)
2 53 (3.26%) JIRA
3 51 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 44 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 21 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.11%) Subversion
7 14 (0.86%) Selenium
8 13 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.49%) MSI
11 7 (0.43%) AdminStudio
11 7 (0.43%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.43%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.43%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.37%) Appium
12 6 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.37%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.25%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.25%) Gerrit
General
1 99 (6.08%) Finance
2 49 (3.01%) Telecoms
3 47 (2.89%) Legal
4 39 (2.40%) Law
5 31 (1.90%) Marketing
6 29 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.78%) Retail
7 28 (1.72%) Electronics
8 27 (1.66%) Back Office
9 18 (1.11%) Games
10 16 (0.98%) Banking
11 14 (0.86%) French Language
12 11 (0.68%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.68%) German Language
13 9 (0.55%) Automotive
14 6 (0.37%) Advertising
15 5 (0.31%) Billing
15 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 253 (15.54%) Support Engineer
2 252 (15.48%) Analyst
3 188 (11.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 182 (11.18%) Developer
5 148 (9.09%) IT Support
6 104 (6.39%) IT Engineer
7 103 (6.33%) Administrator
8 101 (6.20%) Support Analyst
9 91 (5.59%) DBA
10 86 (5.28%) Technical Support
11 85 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
12 80 (4.91%) .NET Developer
13 73 (4.48%) Consultant
14 70 (4.30%) Technical Engineer
15 69 (4.24%) Software Engineer
16 67 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
17 65 (3.99%) SQL DBA
17 65 (3.99%) Technical Support Engineer
18 58 (3.56%) Service Analyst
19 57 (3.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (12.47%) .NET
2 130 (7.99%) HTML
3 124 (7.62%) CSS
4 105 (6.45%) Web Services
5 76 (4.67%) ASP.NET
6 71 (4.36%) jQuery
7 65 (3.99%) AngularJS
8 51 (3.13%) XML
9 46 (2.83%) WCF
10 43 (2.64%) .NET Framework
11 40 (2.46%) HTML5
12 34 (2.09%) WinForms
13 32 (1.97%) REST
14 31 (1.90%) Ajax
15 28 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (1.60%) Middleware
16 26 (1.60%) WPF
17 23 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 22 (1.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.45%) Computer Science
1 105 (6.45%) Private Cloud
2 91 (5.59%) Data Centre
3 85 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 64 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (3.50%) Driving Licence
7 34 (2.09%) Clustering
8 30 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (1.35%) Replication
10 21 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
10 21 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.23%) EPoS
11 20 (1.23%) PKI
12 19 (1.17%) CUDA
13 18 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
13 18 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (1.04%) Life Science
14 17 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 651 (39.99%) Windows Server
2 546 (33.54%) Linux
3 226 (13.88%) Windows 10
4 215 (13.21%) Windows 7
5 153 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 150 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 119 (7.31%) Unix
8 77 (4.73%) Windows 8
9 72 (4.42%) Android
10 69 (4.24%) Apple iOS
11 42 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (2.58%) Windows XP
12 34 (2.09%) CentOS
13 28 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (1.60%) Solaris
15 24 (1.47%) Mac OS X
16 20 (1.23%) AIX
17 16 (0.98%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.55%) Mac OS
18 9 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (14.43%) ITIL
2 212 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 182 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 136 (8.35%) Incident Management
6 115 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 108 (6.63%) Problem Management
8 107 (6.57%) Logistics
9 104 (6.39%) Service Management
10 102 (6.27%) DevOps
11 100 (6.14%) Software Engineering
12 91 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
13 87 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
14 86 (5.28%) Service Delivery
15 83 (5.10%) Project Management
16 77 (4.73%) SDLC
17 72 (4.42%) Migration
18 68 (4.18%) MVC
19 66 (4.05%) Information Security
20 61 (3.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 375 (23.03%) SQL
2 200 (12.29%) C#
3 166 (10.20%) PowerShell
4 146 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 117 (7.19%) Java
6 114 (7.00%) Python
7 92 (5.65%) C++
8 73 (4.48%) T-SQL
9 55 (3.38%) Bash Shell
10 51 (3.13%) C
11 34 (2.09%) Perl
12 32 (1.97%) VB.NET
13 31 (1.90%) PHP
14 27 (1.66%) Ruby
15 25 (1.54%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.98%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.92%) VB
18 12 (0.74%) Delphi
18 12 (0.74%) VBScript
19 9 (0.55%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 188 (11.55%) Degree
2 107 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (5.53%) Security Cleared
4 71 (4.36%) MCSE
5 52 (3.19%) MCSA
6 47 (2.89%) CISSP
7 43 (2.64%) DV Cleared
7 43 (2.64%) SC Cleared
8 39 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (2.33%) CCNA
10 36 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (1.60%) MCP
13 19 (1.17%) PhD
14 16 (0.98%) CEH
14 16 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.80%) CCA
16 12 (0.74%) MCITP
17 9 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (7.13%) SLA
2 84 (5.16%) QA
3 74 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (2.70%) PCI DSS
5 22 (1.35%) ISO 9001
6 21 (1.29%) GDPR
7 11 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.61%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.43%) PMO
9 7 (0.43%) PSD2
10 6 (0.37%) WAI
11 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.25%) FISMA
13 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.12%) COBIT
14 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
15 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 661 (40.60%) Active Directory
2 276 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (14.25%) Hyper-V
4 87 (5.34%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (3.75%) XenApp
6 52 (3.19%) Docker
7 51 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 50 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (1.47%) Firmware
10 22 (1.35%) vSphere
11 18 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (0.98%) HDFS
13 14 (0.86%) Apache Flume
14 11 (0.68%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.55%) GPFS
15 9 (0.55%) Samba
16 6 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 6 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.37%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.31%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 94 (5.77%) SCCM
2 53 (3.26%) vCenter Server
3 52 (3.19%) Puppet
4 35 (2.15%) Ansible
5 33 (2.03%) SCOM
6 29 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 28 (1.72%) Terraform
8 27 (1.66%) WSUS
9 26 (1.60%) Kibana
10 23 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
11 20 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (1.17%) Backup Exec
13 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
14 15 (0.92%) Kubernetes
15 14 (0.86%) Nagios
16 13 (0.80%) AirWatch
17 11 (0.68%) Grafana
17 11 (0.68%) Packer
18 10 (0.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 698 (42.87%) Microsoft
2 416 (25.55%) VMware
3 168 (10.32%) Citrix
4 121 (7.43%) Cisco
5 118 (7.25%) Oracle
6 108 (6.63%) ServiceNow
7 78 (4.79%) BMC
8 69 (4.24%) HP
9 49 (3.01%) IBM
10 42 (2.58%) Apple
11 40 (2.46%) Red Hat
12 34 (2.09%) Sony
13 32 (1.97%) SolarWinds
14 30 (1.84%) Dell
15 26 (1.60%) Veeam
16 25 (1.54%) EMC
16 25 (1.54%) Google
16 25 (1.54%) Remedy
17 24 (1.47%) NetApp
17 24 (1.47%) Symantec