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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 14789 17271 16144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 15.66% 17.37% 16.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.74% 62.83% 59.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12710 14629 13648
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,680
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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
24754 27488 27086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.21% 27.65% 27.68%
Number of salaries quoted 21056 23297 22545
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,250 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 -5 5801 £46,250 +2.77% 678
South East -1 3696 £40,000 +4.74% 505
East of England +2 1159 £37,500 -2.59% 173
South West +5 1055 £35,000 - 176
North West +2 973 £35,000 - 174
Yorkshire -1 793 £35,750 +5.14% 139
West Midlands -3 705 £35,000 +7.69% 133
East Midlands -1 551 £37,500 +15.38% 63
North East -13 62 £30,459 -12.97% 22
Midlands +11 5 £67,500 +22.72%
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 12489 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 11187 (36.23%) Windows Server
3 10961 (35.50%) Active Directory
4 8431 (27.31%) VMware
5 7902 (25.59%) Linux
6 7774 (25.18%) SQL
7 7562 (24.49%) SQL Server
8 6488 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 6112 (19.80%) MS Excel
10 5720 (18.53%) Finance
11 5616 (18.19%) ITIL
12 5240 (16.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 5182 (16.78%) MS Exchange
14 5162 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
15 4996 (16.18%) .NET
16 4805 (15.56%) C#
17 4616 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
18 4465 (14.46%) Windows 7
19 4372 (14.16%) Citrix
20 4334 (14.04%) MS Office
21 4235 (13.72%) Firewall
22 4218 (13.66%) Cisco
23 4129 (13.37%) Degree
24 3496 (11.32%) Unix
25 3369 (10.91%) DNS
26 3350 (10.85%) TCP/IP
27 3236 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
28 3067 (9.93%) Oracle
29 2973 (9.63%) SAN
30 2801 (9.07%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 5182 (16.78%) MS Exchange
2 2710 (8.78%) IIS
3 2528 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1734 (5.62%) SharePoint
5 1577 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1238 (4.01%) Skype for Business
7 1144 (3.71%) Apache
8 991 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 779 (2.52%) Tomcat
10 572 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
11 514 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 405 (1.31%) JBoss
13 361 (1.17%) WebSphere
14 351 (1.14%) CMS
15 339 (1.10%) WebLogic
16 294 (0.95%) Node.js
17 282 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
18 219 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
19 174 (0.56%) Confluence
20 171 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6112 (19.80%) MS Excel
2 4334 (14.04%) MS Office
3 326 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 240 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 133 (0.43%) MS Project
6 59 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 54 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 33 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 24 (0.078%) AutoCAD
10 21 (0.068%) Acrobat
11 20 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
12 18 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (0.058%) InfoPath
13 15 (0.049%) Simulink
14 13 (0.042%) InDesign
15 12 (0.039%) TargetLink
16 8 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (0.019%) HipChat
18 4 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.013%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 306 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 70 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 55 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 52 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 44 (0.14%) Magento
7 40 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 38 (0.12%) SAP Business One
9 35 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 33 (0.11%) ION MarketView
11 32 (0.10%) thinkFolio
12 26 (0.084%) Fredhopper
13 24 (0.078%) assyst
14 22 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
15 21 (0.068%) Unit4 Business World
16 18 (0.058%) RMDS
16 18 (0.058%) Salerio
17 17 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
17 17 (0.055%) Visualfiles
18 16 (0.052%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 2131 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1541 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1140 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
4 561 (1.82%) SaaS
5 333 (1.08%) IaaS
6 207 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 188 (0.61%) PaaS
8 175 (0.57%) Mimecast
9 149 (0.48%) Google Apps
10 86 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 80 (0.26%) GitHub
12 68 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 67 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 59 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
15 58 (0.19%) Yammer
16 52 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
17 43 (0.14%) Amazon S3
18 21 (0.068%) IBM PureFlex
19 19 (0.062%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 19 (0.062%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4235 (13.72%) Firewall
2 3369 (10.91%) DNS
3 3350 (10.85%) TCP/IP
4 2973 (9.63%) SAN
5 2354 (7.62%) LAN
6 2316 (7.50%) WAN
7 2109 (6.83%) DHCP
8 2095 (6.79%) VPN
9 1306 (4.23%) Internet
10 1040 (3.37%) VoIP
11 781 (2.53%) Network Security
12 768 (2.49%) NAS
13 724 (2.35%) VLAN
14 670 (2.17%) Wireless
15 489 (1.58%) SSL
16 473 (1.53%) HTTP
17 425 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
18 406 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
19 402 (1.30%) iSCSI
19 402 (1.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7562 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 1491 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1461 (4.73%) MySQL
4 998 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 901 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 869 (2.81%) Relational Database
7 848 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 673 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 658 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 642 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
11 476 (1.54%) NoSQL
12 414 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 347 (1.12%) Big Data
14 343 (1.11%) MongoDB
15 340 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
16 325 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 276 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
18 223 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
19 208 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
20 191 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1067 (3.46%) Visual Studio
2 978 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 946 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 858 (2.78%) Subversion
5 771 (2.50%) NUnit
6 635 (2.06%) JIRA
7 573 (1.86%) Jenkins
8 455 (1.47%) Selenium
9 453 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
10 447 (1.45%) Moq
11 387 (1.25%) MSTest
12 357 (1.16%) TeamCity
13 271 (0.88%) JUnit
14 236 (0.76%) Maven
15 235 (0.76%) SpecFlow
16 215 (0.70%) Eclipse
17 190 (0.62%) WebDriver
18 177 (0.57%) Cucumber
19 160 (0.52%) HP UFT
20 148 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5720 (18.53%) Finance
2 1619 (5.24%) Banking
3 1199 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 978 (3.17%) Retail
5 911 (2.95%) Law
6 826 (2.68%) Legal
7 595 (1.93%) Marketing
8 472 (1.53%) Back Office
9 451 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 390 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 344 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 343 (1.11%) Front Office
13 331 (1.07%) Advertising
14 294 (0.95%) Electronics
15 291 (0.94%) Games
16 227 (0.74%) German Language
17 181 (0.59%) French Language
18 168 (0.54%) Publishing
19 150 (0.49%) Automotive
20 147 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5757 (18.65%) Analyst
2 5244 (16.99%) Developer
3 3591 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 2867 (9.29%) Support Analyst
5 2259 (7.32%) IT Support
6 2125 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1951 (6.32%) .NET Developer
8 1921 (6.22%) C# Developer
9 1795 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
10 1731 (5.61%) Administrator
11 1443 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
12 1382 (4.48%) IT Engineer
13 1280 (4.15%) Applications Support
14 1271 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
15 1249 (4.05%) Service Analyst
16 1144 (3.71%) Consultant
17 1143 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
18 1114 (3.61%) Service Desk Analyst
19 1109 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
20 1079 (3.49%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4996 (16.18%) .NET
2 2380 (7.71%) HTML
3 2161 (7.00%) ASP.NET
4 1952 (6.32%) Web Services
5 1740 (5.64%) CSS
6 1457 (4.72%) XML
7 1235 (4.00%) WPF
8 1203 (3.90%) WCF
9 1191 (3.86%) .NET Framework
10 1185 (3.84%) jQuery
11 1086 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 997 (3.23%) WinForms
13 714 (2.31%) HTML5
14 652 (2.11%) AngularJS
15 641 (2.08%) Ajax
16 565 (1.83%) Middleware
17 534 (1.73%) JSON
18 503 (1.63%) SOAP
19 456 (1.48%) REST
20 437 (1.42%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2208 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2161 (7.00%) Data Centre
3 2062 (6.68%) Computer Science
4 1395 (4.52%) Blackberry
5 1064 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 1024 (3.32%) Clustering
7 669 (2.17%) Replication
8 603 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 602 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 600 (1.94%) Mobile App
11 546 (1.77%) Driving Licence
12 540 (1.75%) Hedge funds
13 521 (1.69%) User Experience
14 489 (1.58%) iPhone
15 467 (1.51%) Mathematics
16 354 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
17 349 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
18 331 (1.07%) iPad
19 319 (1.03%) N-Tier
20 262 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11187 (36.23%) Windows Server
2 7902 (25.59%) Linux
3 6488 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 5240 (16.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 4465 (14.46%) Windows 7
6 3496 (11.32%) Unix
7 2801 (9.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 2228 (7.22%) Windows 8
9 1661 (5.38%) Android
10 1599 (5.18%) Windows XP
11 1248 (4.04%) Apple iOS
12 914 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 818 (2.65%) Mac OS X
14 641 (2.08%) Solaris
15 573 (1.86%) Windows 10
16 451 (1.46%) CentOS
17 385 (1.25%) Windows Phone
18 358 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
19 303 (0.98%) Windows Vista
20 300 (0.97%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5616 (18.19%) ITIL
2 4616 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
3 1959 (6.35%) Software Engineering
4 1867 (6.05%) MVC
5 1785 (5.78%) Scrum
6 1560 (5.05%) TDD
7 1534 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
8 1424 (4.61%) Project Management
9 1378 (4.46%) OO
10 1343 (4.35%) Mentoring
11 1294 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 1158 (3.75%) Service Delivery
13 1149 (3.72%) SDLC
14 1141 (3.70%) Service Management
15 1136 (3.68%) DevOps
16 1071 (3.47%) High Availability
17 1056 (3.42%) Migration
18 1043 (3.38%) Information Security
19 996 (3.23%) Incident Management
20 882 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7774 (25.18%) SQL
2 4805 (15.56%) C#
3 2784 (9.02%) Java
4 2707 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 2443 (7.91%) PowerShell
6 2107 (6.82%) C++
7 1669 (5.41%) Python
8 1308 (4.24%) Perl
9 1212 (3.93%) T-SQL
10 1176 (3.81%) C
11 908 (2.94%) Bash Shell
12 802 (2.60%) PHP
13 760 (2.46%) VB
14 737 (2.39%) Ruby
15 627 (2.03%) VB.NET
16 442 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 429 (1.39%) PL/SQL
18 392 (1.27%) VBScript
19 302 (0.98%) Objective-C
20 246 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4129 (13.37%) Degree
2 3236 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 1968 (6.37%) MCSE
4 1578 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1250 (4.05%) CCNA
6 1230 (3.98%) Security Cleared
7 1204 (3.90%) MCSA
8 953 (3.09%) MCP
9 903 (2.92%) MCITP
10 891 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 741 (2.40%) SC Cleared
12 605 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
13 497 (1.61%) CCNP
14 424 (1.37%) CISSP
15 372 (1.20%) DV Cleared
16 354 (1.15%) MCTS
17 311 (1.01%) ISEB
18 291 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
19 215 (0.70%) CCA
20 197 (0.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1839 (5.96%) SLA
2 1091 (3.53%) QA
3 503 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 295 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 107 (0.35%) COBIT
6 99 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 85 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 84 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 41 (0.13%) MiFID
10 34 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 23 (0.074%) ISO 9000
11 23 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 20 (0.065%) ISO22301
13 19 (0.062%) SEPA
14 18 (0.058%) FISMA
15 17 (0.055%) HL7
16 15 (0.049%) ISO27002
17 14 (0.045%) SDET
18 12 (0.039%) TickIT
19 11 (0.036%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10961 (35.50%) Active Directory
2 5162 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2794 (9.05%) Hyper-V
4 1445 (4.68%) vSphere
5 1284 (4.16%) XenApp
6 668 (2.16%) VMware ESX
7 527 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 500 (1.62%) XenDesktop
9 423 (1.37%) Terminal Services
10 299 (0.97%) XenServer
11 285 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 279 (0.90%) Xen
13 190 (0.62%) vCloud
14 181 (0.59%) Firmware
15 168 (0.54%) VMware Server
16 158 (0.51%) NFS
17 155 (0.50%) Docker
18 125 (0.40%) Terminal Server
19 113 (0.37%) KVM
20 111 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2047 (6.63%) SCCM
2 901 (2.92%) SCOM
3 816 (2.64%) Puppet
4 608 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
5 547 (1.77%) Backup Exec
6 487 (1.58%) Nagios
7 433 (1.40%) WSUS
8 269 (0.87%) NetBackup
9 211 (0.68%) Ansible
10 207 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
11 191 (0.62%) SCVMM
12 179 (0.58%) Tivoli
13 177 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
14 162 (0.52%) Nessus
15 153 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
16 133 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 127 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 118 (0.38%) SCOrch
18 118 (0.38%) ZABBIX
19 112 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12489 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 8431 (27.31%) VMware
3 4372 (14.16%) Citrix
4 4218 (13.66%) Cisco
5 3067 (9.93%) Oracle
6 2145 (6.95%) HP
7 1172 (3.80%) NetApp
8 1134 (3.67%) Red Hat
9 1013 (3.28%) Dell
10 924 (2.99%) Apple
11 898 (2.91%) Symantec
12 801 (2.59%) IBM
13 760 (2.46%) EMC
14 552 (1.79%) Juniper
15 523 (1.69%) CheckPoint
16 491 (1.59%) Google
17 432 (1.40%) Avaya
18 418 (1.35%) Veeam
19 417 (1.35%) SolarWinds
20 396 (1.28%) SAP
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Car & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + free parking, 24 days holiday
Posted: 16 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Execllent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
North London
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Work + Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
PwC
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Searchability
Salary: £31000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
PCR
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dagenham, Essex
Searchability
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago