The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18540 17345 19623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.17% 16.04% 16.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.28% 58.79% 59.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15478 14882 16854
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30754 29503 33030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.83% 27.29% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25515 25116 28215
Average salary £40,000 £40,995 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.42% +2.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows within the UK.

Windows Salary Trend in the UK

Windows
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 within the UK.

Windows Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
England +1 17418 £39,000 -2.50% 2008
London +3 6955 £45,000 - 721
South East -1 4315 £37,500 - 447
City of London +3 1709 £47,500 -5.00% 278
East of England +1 1379 £37,500 - 173
North West 0 1166 £34,500 -1.42% 169
Berkshire +1 1164 £37,500 -6.25% 89
South West +1 1079 £32,500 -3.70% 173
Hampshire 0 1063 £37,500 +7.14% 100
Yorkshire -1 1032 £33,000 +1.53% 128
Surrey -1 911 £40,000 - 86
West Midlands -2 844 £35,000 - 101
West Yorkshire +1 706 £32,500 - 93
Manchester 0 641 £34,500 -1.42% 86
East Midlands -3 617 £35,000 - 71
Leeds +2 534 £35,000 +7.69% 53
Scotland +1 502 £37,000 -1.33% 66
Reading -3 466 £37,500 -6.25% 31
Hertfordshire +2 444 £35,000 +7.69% 47
Cambridgeshire +2 391 £37,500 - 65
Cheshire -1 349 £34,250 +6.20% 49
Buckinghamshire -3 310 £35,000 -6.66% 43
Birmingham 0 302 £37,500 -6.25% 39
Cambridge -3 287 £37,500 - 45
Southampton 0 274 £31,250 -3.84% 14
Bristol -3 257 £32,500 -7.14% 53
Wales +1 243 £33,000 +1.53% 43
Basingstoke 0 240 £40,000 -11.11% 17
West Sussex -4 239 £35,000 -6.66% 24
Wiltshire +11 235 £26,500 -24.28% 34

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 15272 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 11857 (31.54%) Active Directory
3 10063 (26.77%) SQL Server
4 10042 (26.72%) SQL
5 9946 (26.46%) VMware
6 9063 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8807 (23.43%) Linux
8 8149 (21.68%) MS Excel
9 6744 (17.94%) .NET
10 6705 (17.84%) MS Exchange
10 6705 (17.84%) Finance
11 6267 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6213 (16.53%) ITIL
13 6152 (16.37%) C#
14 5832 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 5746 (15.29%) Citrix
16 5691 (15.14%) Windows 7
17 5521 (14.69%) MS Office
18 5170 (13.75%) Degree
19 5051 (13.44%) Cisco
20 4877 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
21 4802 (12.78%) Firewall
22 4587 (12.20%) DNS
23 4585 (12.20%) UNIX
24 4502 (11.98%) TCP/IP
25 4266 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
26 4114 (10.94%) SAN
27 4099 (10.90%) Oracle
28 3791 (10.09%) IIS
29 3518 (9.36%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 6705 (17.84%) MS Exchange
2 3791 (10.09%) IIS
3 3334 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2859 (7.61%) SharePoint
5 1951 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1469 (3.91%) Apache
7 1374 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1333 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1213 (3.23%) Lync
10 1052 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1013 (2.69%) Tomcat
12 518 (1.38%) WebSphere
13 501 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 430 (1.14%) WebLogic
15 413 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
16 412 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
17 393 (1.05%) CMS
18 315 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
19 311 (0.83%) IBM Notes
20 219 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 8149 (21.68%) MS Excel
2 5521 (14.69%) MS Office
3 470 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 324 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 219 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 185 (0.49%) MS Project
7 109 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 71 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 53 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 48 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 48 (0.13%) InDesign
11 26 (0.069%) SPSS
11 26 (0.069%) Fireworks
12 25 (0.067%) Acrobat
13 24 (0.064%) FastStats
14 16 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
15 12 (0.032%) AutoCAD
16 9 (0.024%) Simulink
17 8 (0.021%) Maya
17 8 (0.021%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 368 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 82 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 80 (0.21%) Fredhopper
5 77 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 71 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 63 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 60 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 57 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 56 (0.15%) Magento
11 55 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
12 54 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
13 42 (0.11%) assyst
14 32 (0.085%) Oracle General Ledger
15 30 (0.080%) Oracle 11i
15 30 (0.080%) RMDS
16 29 (0.077%) Maximo
17 28 (0.074%) Oracle CRM
18 25 (0.067%) Temenos T24
18 25 (0.067%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1169 (3.11%) Office 365
2 1135 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 582 (1.55%) SaaS
4 561 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
5 303 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 270 (0.72%) IaaS
7 206 (0.55%) PaaS
8 141 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 129 (0.34%) Google Apps
10 108 (0.29%) GitHub
11 47 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 39 (0.10%) Trello
13 33 (0.088%) Rackspace Cloud
14 22 (0.059%) Heroku
14 22 (0.059%) Amazon ELB
15 16 (0.043%) Joyent
15 16 (0.043%) Google App Engine
16 12 (0.032%) AWS Data Pipeline
17 10 (0.027%) CloudFront
18 9 (0.024%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4802 (12.78%) Firewall
2 4587 (12.20%) DNS
3 4502 (11.98%) TCP/IP
4 4114 (10.94%) SAN
5 2985 (7.94%) DHCP
6 2967 (7.89%) LAN
7 2868 (7.63%) WAN
8 2311 (6.15%) VPN
9 1954 (5.20%) Internet
10 1094 (2.91%) VoIP
11 1067 (2.84%) NAS
12 941 (2.50%) HTTP
13 911 (2.42%) Wireless
14 831 (2.21%) Network Security
15 709 (1.89%) VLAN
16 656 (1.75%) SSL
17 581 (1.55%) LDAP
18 511 (1.36%) SMTP
19 507 (1.35%) MPLS
19 507 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10063 (26.77%) SQL Server
2 2149 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1865 (4.96%) MySQL
4 1302 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 1251 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1067 (2.84%) Oracle Database
7 1063 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1017 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 930 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 606 (1.61%) RDBMS
11 428 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
12 407 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 397 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 397 (1.06%) DB2
14 340 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
15 317 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
16 308 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
17 277 (0.74%) MongoDB
18 270 (0.72%) Big Data
19 256 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1449 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1068 (2.84%) Subversion
3 966 (2.57%) NUnit
4 893 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 806 (2.14%) Git (software)
6 618 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
7 554 (1.47%) JIRA
8 537 (1.43%) Moq
9 495 (1.32%) Jenkins
10 487 (1.30%) Selenium
11 470 (1.25%) MSTest
12 370 (0.98%) TeamCity
13 275 (0.73%) Maven
13 275 (0.73%) Eclipse
14 235 (0.63%) Ant
15 214 (0.57%) MSI
16 210 (0.56%) JUnit
17 180 (0.48%) WebDriver
18 166 (0.44%) Hudson
19 157 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6705 (17.84%) Finance
2 1671 (4.45%) Banking
3 1436 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 1338 (3.56%) Retail
5 1029 (2.74%) Law
6 945 (2.51%) Legal
7 726 (1.93%) Marketing
8 471 (1.25%) Back Office
9 427 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 419 (1.11%) Games
11 416 (1.11%) Advertising
12 410 (1.09%) Front Office
13 409 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 394 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 320 (0.85%) Electronics
16 279 (0.74%) Publishing
17 277 (0.74%) French Language
18 223 (0.59%) German Language
19 130 (0.35%) Military
20 117 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6765 (18.00%) Analyst
2 6628 (17.63%) Developer
3 3995 (10.63%) Support Engineer
4 3517 (9.36%) Support Analyst
5 2197 (5.84%) Administrator
6 2010 (5.35%) .NET Developer
7 1866 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1834 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 1810 (4.82%) IT Support
10 1652 (4.39%) Consultant
11 1384 (3.68%) C# Developer
12 1381 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 1355 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
14 1353 (3.60%) Applications Support
15 1296 (3.45%) Architect
16 1262 (3.36%) Technical Support
17 1164 (3.10%) Software Engineer
18 1139 (3.03%) Software Developer
19 1120 (2.98%) Service Analyst
20 1114 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6744 (17.94%) .NET
2 3450 (9.18%) ASP.NET
3 3324 (8.84%) HTML
4 2462 (6.55%) Web Services
5 2397 (6.38%) XML
6 2300 (6.12%) CSS
7 1964 (5.22%) WCF
8 1616 (4.30%) WPF
9 1605 (4.27%) .NET Framework
10 1568 (4.17%) jQuery
11 1521 (4.05%) WinForms
12 1455 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 893 (2.38%) HTML5
14 769 (2.05%) Ajax
15 625 (1.66%) SOAP
16 568 (1.51%) JSON
17 566 (1.51%) REST
18 563 (1.50%) Middleware
19 547 (1.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 532 (1.42%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2240 (5.96%) Computer Science
2 2162 (5.75%) Blackberry
3 1551 (4.13%) Clustering
4 1134 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 875 (2.33%) Replication
6 673 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 665 (1.77%) Mathematics
8 649 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 606 (1.61%) Open Source
10 585 (1.56%) Hedge funds
11 570 (1.52%) Client/Server
12 507 (1.35%) iPhone
13 428 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
14 336 (0.89%) iPad
15 312 (0.83%) Fat Client
15 312 (0.83%) Thin Client
16 299 (0.80%) Statistics
17 284 (0.76%) PKI
18 233 (0.62%) Derivative
19 226 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9063 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 8807 (23.43%) Linux
3 5832 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 5691 (15.14%) Windows 7
5 4585 (12.20%) UNIX
6 4266 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3518 (9.36%) Windows XP
8 2040 (5.43%) Windows 8
9 1701 (4.53%) Android
10 1354 (3.60%) Apple iOS
11 1205 (3.21%) Solaris
12 1199 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 833 (2.22%) Mac OS X
14 737 (1.96%) Windows Vista
15 633 (1.68%) AIX
16 566 (1.51%) Windows Phone
17 482 (1.28%) Ubuntu
18 467 (1.24%) CentOS
19 443 (1.18%) Windows 2000
20 377 (1.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6213 (16.53%) ITIL
2 2279 (6.06%) MVC
3 2118 (5.63%) Software Engineering
4 2100 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
5 1971 (5.24%) Project Management
6 1877 (4.99%) OO
7 1851 (4.92%) Scrum
8 1832 (4.87%) TDD
9 1463 (3.89%) Service Delivery
10 1390 (3.70%) E-Commerce
11 1388 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 1270 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
13 1177 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
14 1154 (3.07%) Service Management
15 1134 (3.02%) Migration
16 1060 (2.82%) Change Management
17 994 (2.64%) Incident Management
18 978 (2.60%) Problem Management
19 968 (2.58%) CRM
20 899 (2.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10042 (26.72%) SQL
2 6152 (16.37%) C#
3 3480 (9.26%) Java
4 3327 (8.85%) JavaScript
5 2453 (6.53%) C++
6 2262 (6.02%) PowerShell
7 1635 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 1549 (4.12%) Perl
9 1541 (4.10%) Python
10 1360 (3.62%) C
11 1153 (3.07%) VB
12 1143 (3.04%) VB.NET
13 1111 (2.96%) PHP
14 934 (2.48%) Bash Shell
15 772 (2.05%) Shell Script
16 733 (1.95%) VBScript
17 712 (1.89%) Ruby
18 478 (1.27%) PL/SQL
19 343 (0.91%) Objective-C
20 319 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5170 (13.75%) Degree
2 4877 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 2877 (7.65%) MCSE
4 1927 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1777 (4.73%) Security Cleared
6 1658 (4.41%) MCITP
7 1571 (4.18%) CCNA
8 1518 (4.04%) MCP
9 1308 (3.48%) MCSA
10 1272 (3.38%) SC Cleared
11 987 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 846 (2.25%) MCTS
13 684 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
14 587 (1.56%) CCNP
15 483 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
16 453 (1.21%) DV Cleared
17 427 (1.14%) CISSP
18 405 (1.08%) ISEB
19 354 (0.94%) CCA
20 303 (0.81%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2171 (5.78%) SLA
2 1259 (3.35%) QA
3 434 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 432 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 299 (0.80%) ISO 9001
6 165 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 108 (0.29%) COBIT
8 46 (0.12%) TickIT
9 44 (0.12%) HL7
10 35 (0.093%) ISO 9000
11 32 (0.085%) WAI
12 21 (0.056%) EMIR
13 19 (0.051%) DICOM
14 16 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
14 16 (0.043%) UCITS
15 12 (0.032%) DO-178B
16 11 (0.029%) Data Quality
16 11 (0.029%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.029%) ISO 8583
17 10 (0.027%) JTAG
System Software
1 11857 (31.54%) Active Directory
2 6267 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2916 (7.76%) Hyper-V
4 1841 (4.90%) XenApp
5 1718 (4.57%) vSphere
6 1248 (3.32%) VMware ESX
7 881 (2.34%) XenDesktop
8 754 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
9 504 (1.34%) Terminal Services
10 474 (1.26%) XenServer
11 445 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 276 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
13 271 (0.72%) Xen
14 260 (0.69%) NFS
15 228 (0.61%) ISA Server
16 223 (0.59%) UAG
17 213 (0.57%) KVM
18 200 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 186 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
20 178 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2206 (5.87%) SCCM
2 926 (2.46%) SCOM
3 902 (2.40%) Backup Exec
4 682 (1.81%) Puppet
5 581 (1.55%) WSUS
6 538 (1.43%) Nagios
7 528 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
8 512 (1.36%) NetBackup
9 425 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 234 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 213 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
12 206 (0.55%) Data Guard
13 188 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 168 (0.45%) SCVMM
15 143 (0.38%) HP SIM
16 140 (0.37%) OpenView
17 136 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 133 (0.35%) ZABBIX
19 125 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
20 121 (0.32%) Cacti
Vendors
1 15272 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 9946 (26.46%) VMware
3 5746 (15.29%) Citrix
4 5051 (13.44%) Cisco
5 4099 (10.90%) Oracle
6 2929 (7.79%) HP
7 1551 (4.13%) Red Hat
8 1350 (3.59%) NetApp
9 1291 (3.43%) Symantec
10 1121 (2.98%) Dell
11 1076 (2.86%) Apple
12 1059 (2.82%) EMC
13 1022 (2.72%) IBM
14 898 (2.39%) Juniper
15 786 (2.09%) CheckPoint
16 517 (1.38%) JBoss
17 461 (1.23%) SAP
18 434 (1.15%) Google
19 421 (1.12%) McAfee
20 416 (1.11%) Avaya
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £19k - 21k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £20-24,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 7 hours ago
Romford, Essex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
Spring Technology
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Car
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £15.00 - £17.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + holidays + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £13000 - £25000 per annum + excellent training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago