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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 14610 17391 17770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 15.10% 16.79% 15.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.84% 61.88% 59.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12548 14702 15178
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
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
25259 28104 29970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.10% 27.13% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 21561 23725 25197
Average salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 -6 5561 £45,000 -0.27% 555
South East +1 3846 £38,375 -4.06% 403
East of England -9 1049 £36,000 -4.00% 116
South West -5 927 £35,000 +7.69% 114
Yorkshire 0 889 £36,500 +7.35% 126
North West -1 792 £35,000 - 159
West Midlands -2 771 £34,000 -2.85% 141
East Midlands +4 631 £35,000 +7.69% 63
North East -1 119 £32,500 +3.17% 31
Midlands +5 14 £48,000 +9.09%
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12073 (41.17%) Microsoft
2 10746 (36.65%) Windows Server
3 10655 (36.34%) Active Directory
4 8055 (27.47%) VMware
5 7485 (25.53%) Linux
6 7318 (24.96%) SQL
7 6940 (23.67%) SQL Server
8 5878 (20.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 5770 (19.68%) MS Excel
10 5467 (18.64%) ITIL
11 5221 (17.81%) Finance
12 5131 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 4858 (16.57%) MS Exchange
14 4722 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 4659 (15.89%) .NET
16 4479 (15.27%) C#
17 4450 (15.18%) Windows 7
18 4389 (14.97%) Firewall
19 4275 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
20 4267 (14.55%) Cisco
21 4208 (14.35%) Citrix
22 4200 (14.32%) MS Office
23 3809 (12.99%) Degree
24 3305 (11.27%) Unix
25 3180 (10.84%) DNS
26 3071 (10.47%) TCP/IP
27 3038 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
28 3034 (10.35%) SAN
29 2803 (9.56%) Oracle
30 2718 (9.27%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4858 (16.57%) MS Exchange
2 2577 (8.79%) IIS
3 2376 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1732 (5.91%) SharePoint
5 1624 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1075 (3.67%) Skype for Business
7 957 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 948 (3.23%) Apache
9 737 (2.51%) Tomcat
10 509 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
11 486 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 455 (1.55%) JBoss
13 406 (1.38%) WebSphere
14 372 (1.27%) WebLogic
15 305 (1.04%) Node.js
16 283 (0.97%) CMS
17 260 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
18 259 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
19 211 (0.72%) OpenStack
20 208 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 5770 (19.68%) MS Excel
2 4200 (14.32%) MS Office
3 338 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 220 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 128 (0.44%) MS Project
6 64 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 54 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 25 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
9 24 (0.082%) AutoCAD
10 23 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
11 18 (0.061%) Acrobat
12 15 (0.051%) InfoPath
13 14 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
14 13 (0.044%) Final Cut Pro
14 13 (0.044%) MODO
15 12 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
16 8 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
16 8 (0.027%) InDesign
17 7 (0.024%) Simulink
17 7 (0.024%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 336 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 79 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 53 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 48 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 39 (0.13%) assyst
7 38 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 38 (0.13%) Magento
8 34 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 29 (0.099%) Lorenzo
10 28 (0.095%) ION MarketView
11 27 (0.092%) Visualfiles
12 24 (0.082%) thinkFolio
13 22 (0.075%) SAP Business One
14 20 (0.068%) Salerio
15 18 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
15 18 (0.061%) Fredhopper
15 18 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
16 16 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
16 16 (0.055%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2411 (8.22%) Office 365
2 1642 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1409 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
4 629 (2.15%) SaaS
5 289 (0.99%) IaaS
6 213 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 209 (0.71%) PaaS
8 172 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 133 (0.45%) Google Apps
10 117 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 95 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 85 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 85 (0.29%) GitHub
13 72 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 64 (0.22%) Yammer
15 49 (0.17%) Amazon S3
16 45 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
17 34 (0.12%) Google Analytics
18 27 (0.092%) Route 53
19 26 (0.089%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4389 (14.97%) Firewall
2 3180 (10.84%) DNS
3 3071 (10.47%) TCP/IP
4 3034 (10.35%) SAN
5 2335 (7.96%) WAN
6 2323 (7.92%) LAN
7 2061 (7.03%) DHCP
8 1981 (6.76%) VPN
9 1170 (3.99%) Internet
10 1141 (3.89%) VoIP
11 768 (2.62%) NAS
12 753 (2.57%) VLAN
13 743 (2.53%) Network Security
14 707 (2.41%) Wireless
15 488 (1.66%) HTTP
16 418 (1.43%) SSL
17 411 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
18 398 (1.36%) LDAP
19 379 (1.29%) iSCSI
20 366 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6940 (23.67%) SQL Server
2 1385 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1326 (4.52%) MySQL
4 960 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 844 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 827 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 697 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 632 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 629 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 578 (1.97%) Oracle Database
11 456 (1.56%) NoSQL
12 415 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 335 (1.14%) Big Data
14 307 (1.05%) MongoDB
15 285 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
16 255 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 236 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
18 192 (0.65%) Hadoop
19 191 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
20 151 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1024 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 904 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 762 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 727 (2.48%) Subversion
5 627 (2.14%) NUnit
6 594 (2.03%) JIRA
7 565 (1.93%) Jenkins
8 465 (1.59%) Selenium
9 403 (1.37%) Rhino Mocks
10 381 (1.30%) Moq
11 363 (1.24%) TeamCity
12 318 (1.08%) MSTest
13 214 (0.73%) Maven
14 207 (0.71%) JUnit
15 186 (0.63%) Eclipse
16 180 (0.61%) Cucumber
17 175 (0.60%) SpecFlow
18 157 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
19 152 (0.52%) WebDriver
20 136 (0.46%) Ant
General
1 5221 (17.81%) Finance
2 1480 (5.05%) Banking
3 1232 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 879 (3.00%) Law
5 867 (2.96%) Retail
6 790 (2.69%) Legal
7 550 (1.88%) Marketing
8 451 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 400 (1.36%) Back Office
10 327 (1.12%) Advertising
11 313 (1.07%) Games
12 309 (1.05%) Investment Banking
13 292 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 291 (0.99%) Electronics
15 213 (0.73%) German Language
16 199 (0.68%) Front Office
17 187 (0.64%) Publishing
18 169 (0.58%) French Language
19 151 (0.51%) Automotive
20 140 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5576 (19.02%) Analyst
2 4852 (16.55%) Developer
3 3552 (12.11%) Support Engineer
4 2787 (9.50%) Support Analyst
5 2229 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2064 (7.04%) IT Support
7 1854 (6.32%) .NET Developer
8 1782 (6.08%) C# Developer
9 1653 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support
10 1540 (5.25%) Administrator
11 1335 (4.55%) Service Analyst
12 1334 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
13 1308 (4.46%) IT Engineer
14 1205 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
15 1194 (4.07%) Applications Support
16 1181 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
17 1174 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 1100 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
19 1049 (3.58%) IT Analyst
20 1029 (3.51%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4659 (15.89%) .NET
2 2222 (7.58%) HTML
3 2015 (6.87%) ASP.NET
4 1948 (6.64%) Web Services
5 1620 (5.52%) CSS
6 1405 (4.79%) XML
7 1129 (3.85%) jQuery
8 1103 (3.76%) WCF
9 1100 (3.75%) .NET Framework
10 1084 (3.70%) WPF
11 1005 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 870 (2.97%) WinForms
13 677 (2.31%) HTML5
14 672 (2.29%) AngularJS
15 509 (1.74%) Ajax
16 475 (1.62%) JSON
17 454 (1.55%) Middleware
18 449 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
19 433 (1.48%) REST
20 406 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 2063 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1979 (6.75%) Computer Science
3 1928 (6.58%) Data Centre
4 1277 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 921 (3.14%) Clustering
6 877 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 642 (2.19%) Replication
8 616 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 547 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 517 (1.76%) iPhone
11 516 (1.76%) Hedge funds
12 501 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
13 475 (1.62%) Client/Server
14 462 (1.58%) User Experience
15 398 (1.36%) Mathematics
16 373 (1.27%) iPad
17 316 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
18 308 (1.05%) PKI
19 280 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
20 251 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10746 (36.65%) Windows Server
2 7485 (25.53%) Linux
3 5878 (20.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 5131 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4450 (15.18%) Windows 7
6 3305 (11.27%) Unix
7 2666 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 2066 (7.05%) Windows 8
9 1602 (5.46%) Android
10 1454 (4.96%) Windows XP
11 1154 (3.94%) Apple iOS
12 1017 (3.47%) Windows 10
13 979 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 783 (2.67%) Mac OS X
15 556 (1.90%) Solaris
16 366 (1.25%) CentOS
17 360 (1.23%) Windows Phone
18 273 (0.93%) Windows Vista
19 270 (0.92%) Mac OS
20 262 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5467 (18.64%) ITIL
2 4275 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 1966 (6.70%) Software Engineering
4 1776 (6.06%) MVC
5 1535 (5.23%) Scrum
6 1407 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
7 1406 (4.79%) TDD
8 1268 (4.32%) OO
9 1240 (4.23%) Mentoring
10 1235 (4.21%) Project Management
11 1219 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 1120 (3.82%) Service Management
13 1106 (3.77%) DevOps
14 1100 (3.75%) Service Delivery
15 1071 (3.65%) SDLC
16 994 (3.39%) High Availability
17 960 (3.27%) Information Security
18 952 (3.25%) Migration
19 891 (3.04%) Web Development
20 870 (2.97%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7318 (24.96%) SQL
2 4479 (15.27%) C#
3 2605 (8.88%) Java
4 2546 (8.68%) JavaScript
5 2489 (8.49%) PowerShell
6 2084 (7.11%) C++
7 1700 (5.80%) Python
8 1166 (3.98%) Perl
9 1089 (3.71%) T-SQL
10 1083 (3.69%) C
11 939 (3.20%) Bash Shell
12 803 (2.74%) PHP
13 787 (2.68%) Ruby
14 785 (2.68%) VB
15 631 (2.15%) VB.NET
16 443 (1.51%) Shell Script
17 418 (1.43%) PL/SQL
18 345 (1.18%) VBScript
19 331 (1.13%) Objective-C
20 187 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3809 (12.99%) Degree
2 3038 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 1877 (6.40%) MCSE
4 1478 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1277 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1174 (4.00%) CCNA
7 1088 (3.71%) MCSA
8 853 (2.91%) SC Cleared
9 770 (2.63%) MCP
10 757 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 754 (2.57%) MCITP
12 612 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
13 461 (1.57%) CCNP
14 399 (1.36%) CISSP
15 395 (1.35%) DV Cleared
16 306 (1.04%) MCTS
17 281 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
18 234 (0.80%) ISEB
19 229 (0.78%) MCDST
20 202 (0.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1932 (6.59%) SLA
2 962 (3.28%) QA
3 530 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 296 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 100 (0.34%) COBIT
6 98 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 85 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 70 (0.24%) MiFID
9 56 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 29 (0.099%) HIPAA
11 26 (0.089%) HL7
11 26 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 21 (0.072%) DICOM
13 14 (0.048%) FISMA
13 14 (0.048%) SDET
14 13 (0.044%) ISO27002
15 12 (0.041%) COSO
15 12 (0.041%) ISO 9000
15 12 (0.041%) JSP 440
15 12 (0.041%) SAS 70
System Software
1 10655 (36.34%) Active Directory
2 4722 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2718 (9.27%) Hyper-V
4 1480 (5.05%) vSphere
5 1361 (4.64%) XenApp
6 610 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 601 (2.05%) XenDesktop
8 548 (1.87%) VMware ESX
9 337 (1.15%) XenServer
10 336 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 306 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 303 (1.03%) Xen
13 228 (0.78%) Docker
14 171 (0.58%) NFS
15 165 (0.56%) VMware Server
16 156 (0.53%) Firmware
17 154 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
18 142 (0.48%) vCloud
19 125 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 102 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2021 (6.89%) SCCM
2 940 (3.21%) SCOM
3 848 (2.89%) Puppet
4 655 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
5 573 (1.95%) Backup Exec
6 493 (1.68%) Nagios
7 398 (1.36%) WSUS
8 278 (0.95%) Ansible
9 275 (0.94%) NetBackup
10 199 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
11 173 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 157 (0.54%) SCVMM
13 148 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 148 (0.50%) Tivoli
14 134 (0.46%) Nessus
15 130 (0.44%) ZABBIX
16 117 (0.40%) Salt
17 107 (0.36%) SCOrch
18 99 (0.34%) Cacti
19 91 (0.31%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 12073 (41.17%) Microsoft
2 8055 (27.47%) VMware
3 4267 (14.55%) Cisco
4 4208 (14.35%) Citrix
5 2803 (9.56%) Oracle
6 2073 (7.07%) HP
7 1173 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 1069 (3.65%) NetApp
9 959 (3.27%) Dell
10 903 (3.08%) Apple
11 743 (2.53%) Symantec
12 661 (2.25%) IBM
13 625 (2.13%) EMC
14 571 (1.95%) Juniper
15 533 (1.82%) CheckPoint
16 496 (1.69%) Veeam
17 420 (1.43%) Avaya
18 406 (1.38%) SolarWinds
19 403 (1.37%) Google
20 395 (1.35%) F5
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Social activities, Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £43,000 per annum Salary DOE, Pension, Health, Life In
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £68000.00 - £72000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Level of salary really dependent on
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27255.00 - £28635.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Plan-net
Salary: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + fantastic benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Dunsdon Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago