The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17409 17860 17280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.87% 15.96% 16.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.19% 59.56% 60.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14693 15238 14782
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Windows
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27995 29989 28685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.13% 26.81% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 23608 25188 24339
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the England region.

Windows Salary Trend in England

Windows
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in England

Windows
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 7280 £45,000 - 736
South East 0 3965 £40,000 +6.66% 480
East of England +4 1500 £37,500 - 197
South West +7 1124 £32,500 - 170
North West +2 1037 £35,000 +4.47% 206
Yorkshire -3 965 £34,000 -2.85% 140
West Midlands -2 842 £35,000 - 112
East Midlands -3 582 £32,500 -17.72% 79
North East -3 110 £31,500 +5.00% 28
Midlands -7 7 £44,000 -12.00%
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 14872 (43.13%) Microsoft
2 12208 (35.41%) Active Directory
3 9880 (28.65%) VMware
4 9137 (26.50%) SQL
5 8870 (25.72%) SQL Server
6 8171 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 7995 (23.19%) Linux
8 7359 (21.34%) MS Excel
9 6618 (19.19%) MS Exchange
10 6382 (18.51%) Finance
11 6341 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6038 (17.51%) ITIL
13 5670 (16.44%) Windows 7
14 5592 (16.22%) .NET
15 5546 (16.08%) Citrix
16 5455 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 5325 (15.44%) MS Office
18 5198 (15.07%) Cisco
19 4962 (14.39%) C#
20 4746 (13.76%) Firewall
21 4692 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
22 4276 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
23 4220 (12.24%) DNS
24 4211 (12.21%) Degree
25 4195 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
26 4081 (11.84%) TCP/IP
27 4005 (11.62%) SAN
28 3507 (10.17%) UNIX
29 3452 (10.01%) Oracle
30 3184 (9.23%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6618 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 3171 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3053 (8.85%) IIS
4 2690 (7.80%) SharePoint
5 1689 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1545 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1386 (4.02%) Lync
8 1223 (3.55%) Apache
9 1035 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 949 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 944 (2.74%) Tomcat
12 651 (1.89%) WebSphere
13 459 (1.33%) JBoss
14 423 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
15 407 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
16 293 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
17 284 (0.82%) WebLogic
18 273 (0.79%) CMS
19 225 (0.65%) IBM Notes
20 222 (0.64%) nginx
Applications
1 7359 (21.34%) MS Excel
2 5325 (15.44%) MS Office
3 356 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 242 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 155 (0.45%) MS Project
6 97 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 66 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 52 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 52 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 51 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 31 (0.090%) Acrobat
11 22 (0.064%) Fireworks
12 20 (0.058%) PowerPivot
13 18 (0.052%) AutoCAD
14 16 (0.046%) Simulink
14 16 (0.046%) InDesign
15 15 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
16 12 (0.035%) TargetLink
16 12 (0.035%) RoboHelp
17 11 (0.032%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 407 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 107 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 97 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 94 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 79 (0.23%) RMDS
6 75 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
7 54 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 49 (0.14%) assyst
9 43 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 36 (0.10%) ION MarketView
11 34 (0.099%) SAP Business One
12 28 (0.081%) Sophis RISQUE
13 24 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
14 22 (0.064%) Agresso
14 22 (0.064%) Towers Watson Igloo
14 22 (0.064%) Sage 200
15 17 (0.049%) Pegasus Opera
15 17 (0.049%) AWD
16 16 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
17 15 (0.044%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1684 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1190 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 912 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
4 543 (1.57%) SaaS
5 274 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 270 (0.78%) IaaS
7 182 (0.53%) PaaS
8 137 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 110 (0.32%) Google Apps
10 100 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 78 (0.23%) GitHub
12 76 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 56 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 34 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
15 33 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 31 (0.090%) Rackspace Cloud
17 25 (0.073%) OpenShift
18 24 (0.070%) IBM SmartCloud
19 20 (0.058%) Google Cloud Platform
19 20 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4746 (13.76%) Firewall
2 4220 (12.24%) DNS
3 4081 (11.84%) TCP/IP
4 4005 (11.62%) SAN
5 3150 (9.14%) LAN
6 3116 (9.04%) WAN
7 2827 (8.20%) DHCP
8 2252 (6.53%) VPN
9 1523 (4.42%) Internet
10 1138 (3.30%) VoIP
11 988 (2.87%) NAS
12 921 (2.67%) Wireless
13 819 (2.38%) VLAN
14 756 (2.19%) Network Security
15 695 (2.02%) HTTP
16 562 (1.63%) SSL
16 562 (1.63%) iSCSI
17 487 (1.41%) MPLS
18 451 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
19 412 (1.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8870 (25.72%) SQL Server
2 1980 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 1480 (4.29%) MySQL
4 1013 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 983 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 936 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 933 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 857 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 799 (2.32%) Oracle Database
10 423 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 420 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 382 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
13 346 (1.00%) MongoDB
13 346 (1.00%) NoSQL
14 330 (0.96%) DB2
15 294 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
16 242 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
17 240 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
18 213 (0.62%) Big Data
19 190 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1262 (3.66%) Visual Studio
2 897 (2.60%) NUnit
3 832 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 827 (2.40%) Subversion
5 794 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 538 (1.56%) Moq
7 530 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
8 528 (1.53%) Jenkins
9 452 (1.31%) JIRA
10 429 (1.24%) MSTest
11 398 (1.15%) Selenium
12 353 (1.02%) TeamCity
13 227 (0.66%) Maven
14 215 (0.62%) Eclipse
15 179 (0.52%) SpecFlow
16 177 (0.51%) JUnit
17 157 (0.46%) WebDriver
18 155 (0.45%) MSI
19 145 (0.42%) Hudson
20 119 (0.35%) Cucumber
General
1 6382 (18.51%) Finance
2 1690 (4.90%) Banking
3 1322 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 1220 (3.54%) Retail
5 1181 (3.43%) Law
6 941 (2.73%) Legal
7 620 (1.80%) Marketing
8 540 (1.57%) Advertising
9 472 (1.37%) Back Office
10 436 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 420 (1.22%) Investment Banking
12 414 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 404 (1.17%) Front Office
14 292 (0.85%) Games
15 274 (0.79%) Electronics
16 244 (0.71%) Publishing
17 188 (0.55%) Automotive
18 136 (0.39%) Aerospace
19 119 (0.35%) German Language
20 115 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6276 (18.20%) Analyst
2 5338 (15.48%) Developer
3 3950 (11.46%) Support Engineer
4 3266 (9.47%) Support Analyst
5 2136 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1850 (5.37%) Administrator
7 1811 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 1766 (5.12%) IT Support
9 1746 (5.06%) Consultant
10 1654 (4.80%) .NET Developer
11 1394 (4.04%) Architect
12 1301 (3.77%) Applications Support
13 1278 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
14 1263 (3.66%) C# Developer
15 1219 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
16 1189 (3.45%) Service Analyst
17 1188 (3.45%) Technical Support
18 1158 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
19 1113 (3.23%) Desktop Support
20 1100 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5592 (16.22%) .NET
2 2926 (8.49%) HTML
3 2895 (8.40%) ASP.NET
4 2095 (6.08%) CSS
5 1987 (5.76%) Web Services
6 1822 (5.28%) XML
7 1427 (4.14%) WCF
8 1325 (3.84%) .NET Framework
9 1289 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1258 (3.65%) jQuery
11 1185 (3.44%) WPF
12 1136 (3.29%) WinForms
13 995 (2.89%) HTML5
14 742 (2.15%) Ajax
15 538 (1.56%) Middleware
16 523 (1.52%) SOAP
17 514 (1.49%) J2EE
18 504 (1.46%) JSON
19 479 (1.39%) Entity Framework
20 458 (1.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2405 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 2020 (5.86%) Blackberry
3 1786 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 1331 (3.86%) Clustering
5 1018 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 840 (2.44%) Replication
7 677 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 671 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 655 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 612 (1.77%) Open Source
11 566 (1.64%) Hedge funds
12 465 (1.35%) iPhone
13 450 (1.31%) User Experience
14 427 (1.24%) Mathematics
15 383 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
16 367 (1.06%) Fat Client
16 367 (1.06%) Thin Client
17 287 (0.83%) Statistics
18 279 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
19 258 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8171 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 7995 (23.19%) Linux
3 5670 (16.44%) Windows 7
4 5455 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4692 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 3507 (10.17%) UNIX
7 2887 (8.37%) Windows XP
8 2490 (7.22%) Windows 8
9 1611 (4.67%) Android
10 1334 (3.87%) Apple iOS
11 1044 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 884 (2.56%) Solaris
13 741 (2.15%) Windows Vista
14 737 (2.14%) Mac OS X
15 538 (1.56%) CentOS
16 411 (1.19%) AIX
17 379 (1.10%) Windows Phone
18 355 (1.03%) Ubuntu
19 354 (1.03%) Windows 2000
20 319 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6038 (17.51%) ITIL
2 4276 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
3 2164 (6.28%) MVC
4 1776 (5.15%) Software Engineering
5 1690 (4.90%) OO
6 1668 (4.84%) Project Management
7 1634 (4.74%) Service Delivery
8 1610 (4.67%) Scrum
9 1544 (4.48%) TDD
10 1378 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 1348 (3.91%) Mentoring
12 1329 (3.85%) Migration
13 1268 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
14 1222 (3.54%) Service Management
15 1050 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
16 1026 (2.98%) Change Management
17 986 (2.86%) Incident Management
18 984 (2.85%) CRM
19 966 (2.80%) DevOps
20 954 (2.77%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9137 (26.50%) SQL
2 4962 (14.39%) C#
3 3005 (8.71%) JavaScript
4 2824 (8.19%) Java
5 2563 (7.43%) PowerShell
6 1842 (5.34%) C++
7 1405 (4.07%) Python
8 1324 (3.84%) Perl
9 1287 (3.73%) T-SQL
10 1114 (3.23%) C
11 918 (2.66%) PHP
12 893 (2.59%) VB
13 873 (2.53%) VB.NET
14 787 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 612 (1.77%) Ruby
16 534 (1.55%) VBScript
17 524 (1.52%) Shell Script
18 327 (0.95%) PL/SQL
19 279 (0.81%) Objective-C
20 272 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4211 (12.21%) Degree
2 4195 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2710 (7.86%) MCSE
4 1859 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1817 (5.27%) Security Cleared
6 1519 (4.41%) MCP
7 1502 (4.36%) CCNA
8 1340 (3.89%) MCITP
9 1275 (3.70%) MCSA
10 1232 (3.57%) SC Cleared
11 970 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 693 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
13 601 (1.74%) CCNP
14 596 (1.73%) DV Cleared
15 549 (1.59%) MCTS
16 548 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
17 467 (1.35%) CCA
18 396 (1.15%) CISSP
19 314 (0.91%) ISEB
20 262 (0.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2359 (6.84%) SLA
2 1007 (2.92%) QA
3 495 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 337 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 159 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 151 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 77 (0.22%) COBIT
8 30 (0.087%) HL7
8 30 (0.087%) FISMA
9 22 (0.064%) WAI
10 19 (0.055%) JSP 440
11 15 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 14 (0.041%) HIPAA
13 13 (0.038%) GPG13
14 12 (0.035%) ISO 9000
14 12 (0.035%) WCAG
15 11 (0.032%) TickIT
16 10 (0.029%) ISO 8583
16 10 (0.029%) IEC 61508
17 9 (0.026%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12208 (35.41%) Active Directory
2 6341 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3184 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 1951 (5.66%) XenApp
5 1871 (5.43%) vSphere
6 1074 (3.11%) VMware ESX
7 822 (2.38%) XenDesktop
8 744 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
9 524 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 450 (1.31%) Terminal Services
11 443 (1.28%) XenServer
12 279 (0.81%) NFS
13 253 (0.73%) vCloud
14 212 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
15 200 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 197 (0.57%) Xen
17 194 (0.56%) Firmware
18 183 (0.53%) VMware Server
19 174 (0.50%) ISA Server
20 172 (0.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2369 (6.87%) SCCM
2 1205 (3.49%) SCOM
3 715 (2.07%) Puppet
4 695 (2.02%) Backup Exec
5 540 (1.57%) Nagios
6 534 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 512 (1.48%) WSUS
8 386 (1.12%) NetBackup
9 324 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 287 (0.83%) Tivoli
11 222 (0.64%) SCVMM
12 157 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
13 144 (0.42%) ZABBIX
14 137 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 126 (0.37%) Ansible
16 121 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 118 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 118 (0.34%) HP SIM
18 114 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 110 (0.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14872 (43.13%) Microsoft
2 9880 (28.65%) VMware
3 5546 (16.08%) Citrix
4 5198 (15.07%) Cisco
5 3452 (10.01%) Oracle
6 3020 (8.76%) HP
7 1481 (4.30%) NetApp
8 1302 (3.78%) Red Hat
9 1211 (3.51%) Symantec
10 1163 (3.37%) EMC
11 1151 (3.34%) Apple
12 1110 (3.22%) IBM
13 1106 (3.21%) Dell
14 816 (2.37%) Juniper
15 645 (1.87%) CheckPoint
16 506 (1.47%) Avaya
17 403 (1.17%) Remedy
18 400 (1.16%) SolarWinds
19 391 (1.13%) Veeam
20 387 (1.12%) SAP
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £50,000 +Bonus +On-Call Allowance +Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 Per Annum benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum To 55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum £30,000 - £40,000 + Bonu
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northamptonshire
RecruitX
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 38k per year + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago