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 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 18376 18879 18351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.61% 15.72% 16.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.95% 59.31% 60.17%
Number of salaries quoted 15417 16059 15555
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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%

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
29663 31830 30499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.81% 26.51% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24796 26553 25565
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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

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 24 April 2015 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 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
England +3 17409 £40,000 - 2175
London +3 7280 £45,000 - 739
South East 0 3965 £40,000 +6.66% 485
City of London +3 1578 £48,000 +1.05% 221
East of England +4 1500 £37,500 - 207
South West +7 1124 £32,500 - 175
North West +2 1037 £35,000 +4.47% 206
Yorkshire -3 965 £34,000 -2.85% 139
Berkshire 0 926 £42,500 +6.25% 129
Surrey +4 905 £37,500 -2.59% 94
Hampshire 0 878 £40,000 +14.28% 110
West Midlands -2 842 £35,000 - 113
West Yorkshire 0 677 £34,500 -1.42% 88
Manchester +1 582 £35,000 +2.94% 109
East Midlands -3 582 £32,500 -17.72% 77
Hertfordshire +3 572 £35,000 +2.94% 72
Leeds -3 442 £35,000 - 52
Reading -2 421 £38,500 +1.31% 69
Cambridgeshire +5 366 £40,000 +6.66% 68
Scotland -2 333 £33,500 -10.06% 55
Buckinghamshire -4 310 £37,500 -6.25% 41
Cheshire 0 287 £35,000 +7.69% 62
Essex 0 287 £42,500 -5.55% 26
Wales +5 274 £36,000 +16.12% 29
Oxfordshire +8 271 £40,000 +14.28% 41
Gloucestershire +10 270 £34,750 -13.12% 34
Cambridge +2 267 £40,000 +6.66% 40
South Wales +5 253 £36,000 +10.76% 24
West Sussex -2 251 £40,000 - 20
Bristol -2 231 £35,000 +2.94% 37

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 15650 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 12818 (35.20%) Active Directory
3 10395 (28.55%) VMware
4 9523 (26.15%) SQL
5 9312 (25.57%) SQL Server
6 8620 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 8418 (23.12%) Linux
8 7749 (21.28%) MS Excel
9 6936 (19.05%) MS Exchange
10 6681 (18.35%) Finance
11 6638 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6312 (17.33%) ITIL
13 5980 (16.42%) Windows 7
14 5931 (16.29%) .NET
15 5792 (15.91%) Citrix
16 5777 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 5571 (15.30%) MS Office
18 5470 (15.02%) Cisco
19 5273 (14.48%) C#
20 5019 (13.78%) Windows Server 2003
21 5008 (13.75%) Firewall
22 4523 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
23 4480 (12.30%) Degree
24 4461 (12.25%) DNS
25 4372 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
26 4285 (11.77%) TCP/IP
27 4213 (11.57%) SAN
28 3786 (10.40%) UNIX
29 3622 (9.95%) Oracle
30 3317 (9.11%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6936 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3305 (9.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3213 (8.82%) IIS
4 2833 (7.78%) SharePoint
5 1792 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1648 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1455 (4.00%) Lync
8 1267 (3.48%) Apache
9 1089 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1006 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 972 (2.67%) Tomcat
12 709 (1.95%) WebSphere
13 472 (1.30%) JBoss
14 437 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
15 420 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
16 319 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
17 302 (0.83%) WebLogic
18 290 (0.80%) CMS
19 242 (0.66%) IBM Notes
20 226 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 7749 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 5571 (15.30%) MS Office
3 372 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 254 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 162 (0.44%) MS Project
6 116 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 81 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 65 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 55 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 52 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 43 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 22 (0.060%) Fireworks
13 20 (0.055%) PowerPivot
14 18 (0.049%) AutoCAD
15 17 (0.047%) InDesign
16 16 (0.044%) Simulink
16 16 (0.044%) SPSS
17 15 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
18 12 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
18 12 (0.033%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 436 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 113 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 103 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 100 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 79 (0.22%) RMDS
6 75 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
7 69 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 49 (0.13%) assyst
9 45 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 36 (0.099%) ION MarketView
11 34 (0.093%) SAP Business One
12 32 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
13 28 (0.077%) Sophis RISQUE
14 26 (0.071%) Towers Watson Igloo
15 23 (0.063%) Sage 200
16 22 (0.060%) Agresso
17 18 (0.049%) AWD
18 17 (0.047%) Pegasus Opera
19 16 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
20 15 (0.041%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1755 (4.82%) Office 365
2 1259 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 961 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
4 556 (1.53%) SaaS
5 289 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 280 (0.77%) IaaS
7 199 (0.55%) PaaS
8 145 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 127 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 104 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 79 (0.22%) GitHub
12 77 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 56 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 43 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 33 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 31 (0.085%) Rackspace Cloud
17 25 (0.069%) Google Analytics
17 25 (0.069%) OpenShift
18 24 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
19 20 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5008 (13.75%) Firewall
2 4461 (12.25%) DNS
3 4285 (11.77%) TCP/IP
4 4213 (11.57%) SAN
5 3269 (8.98%) LAN
6 3238 (8.89%) WAN
7 2986 (8.20%) DHCP
8 2322 (6.38%) VPN
9 1617 (4.44%) Internet
10 1204 (3.31%) VoIP
11 1028 (2.82%) NAS
12 985 (2.71%) Wireless
13 845 (2.32%) VLAN
14 792 (2.17%) Network Security
15 780 (2.14%) HTTP
16 583 (1.60%) iSCSI
17 579 (1.59%) SSL
18 521 (1.43%) MPLS
19 470 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
20 431 (1.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9312 (25.57%) SQL Server
2 2068 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1531 (4.20%) MySQL
4 1050 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1036 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1007 (2.77%) Relational Database
7 997 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 896 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 862 (2.37%) Oracle Database
10 468 (1.29%) RDBMS
11 446 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 395 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
13 372 (1.02%) NoSQL
14 352 (0.97%) MongoDB
15 337 (0.93%) DB2
16 319 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
17 259 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
18 247 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
19 235 (0.65%) Big Data
20 212 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1357 (3.73%) Visual Studio
2 936 (2.57%) NUnit
3 870 (2.39%) Subversion
4 865 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 839 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 571 (1.57%) Moq
7 562 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
8 543 (1.49%) Jenkins
9 471 (1.29%) JIRA
10 466 (1.28%) MSTest
11 409 (1.12%) Selenium
12 362 (0.99%) TeamCity
13 240 (0.66%) Maven
14 216 (0.59%) Eclipse
15 189 (0.52%) JUnit
16 180 (0.49%) SpecFlow
17 179 (0.49%) MSI
18 161 (0.44%) WebDriver
19 146 (0.40%) Hudson
20 125 (0.34%) Ant
General
1 6681 (18.35%) Finance
2 1783 (4.90%) Banking
3 1398 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 1293 (3.55%) Retail
5 1197 (3.29%) Law
6 974 (2.67%) Legal
7 691 (1.90%) Marketing
8 596 (1.64%) Advertising
9 512 (1.41%) Back Office
10 474 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 423 (1.16%) Investment Banking
12 422 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 404 (1.11%) Front Office
14 319 (0.88%) Electronics
15 306 (0.84%) Games
16 252 (0.69%) Publishing
17 201 (0.55%) Automotive
18 140 (0.38%) Aerospace
19 123 (0.34%) German Language
20 118 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6614 (18.16%) Analyst
2 5623 (15.44%) Developer
3 4086 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 3401 (9.34%) Support Analyst
5 2251 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1931 (5.30%) Administrator
7 1886 (5.18%) IT Support
8 1868 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 1864 (5.12%) Consultant
10 1737 (4.77%) .NET Developer
11 1480 (4.06%) Architect
12 1354 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
13 1335 (3.67%) Applications Support
14 1317 (3.62%) C# Developer
15 1264 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
16 1238 (3.40%) Service Analyst
17 1236 (3.39%) Technical Support
18 1203 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
19 1143 (3.14%) Desktop Support
20 1138 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5931 (16.29%) .NET
2 3107 (8.53%) HTML
3 3050 (8.38%) ASP.NET
4 2212 (6.07%) CSS
5 2084 (5.72%) Web Services
6 1920 (5.27%) XML
7 1529 (4.20%) WCF
8 1414 (3.88%) .NET Framework
9 1362 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1320 (3.62%) jQuery
11 1290 (3.54%) WPF
12 1234 (3.39%) WinForms
13 1049 (2.88%) HTML5
14 793 (2.18%) Ajax
15 558 (1.53%) Middleware
16 535 (1.47%) SOAP
17 528 (1.45%) J2EE
18 527 (1.45%) JSON
19 509 (1.40%) Entity Framework
20 494 (1.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2581 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2091 (5.74%) Blackberry
3 1919 (5.27%) Computer Science
4 1401 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1078 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 870 (2.39%) Replication
7 706 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 696 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 688 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 639 (1.75%) Open Source
11 566 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 490 (1.35%) iPhone
13 475 (1.30%) User Experience
14 465 (1.28%) Mathematics
15 415 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
16 378 (1.04%) Fat Client
16 378 (1.04%) Thin Client
17 293 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
18 291 (0.80%) iPad
19 290 (0.80%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8620 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8418 (23.12%) Linux
3 5980 (16.42%) Windows 7
4 5777 (15.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5019 (13.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 3786 (10.40%) UNIX
7 3048 (8.37%) Windows XP
8 2623 (7.20%) Windows 8
9 1725 (4.74%) Android
10 1444 (3.97%) Apple iOS
11 1070 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 933 (2.56%) Solaris
13 808 (2.22%) Mac OS X
14 786 (2.16%) Windows Vista
15 553 (1.52%) CentOS
16 449 (1.23%) AIX
17 411 (1.13%) Windows Phone
18 384 (1.05%) Ubuntu
19 368 (1.01%) Windows 2000
20 362 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6312 (17.33%) ITIL
2 4523 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
3 2283 (6.27%) MVC
4 1947 (5.35%) Software Engineering
5 1789 (4.91%) OO
6 1782 (4.89%) Service Delivery
7 1772 (4.87%) Project Management
8 1706 (4.69%) Scrum
9 1632 (4.48%) TDD
10 1463 (4.02%) Mentoring
11 1431 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 1396 (3.83%) Migration
13 1358 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
14 1286 (3.53%) Service Management
15 1081 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
16 1079 (2.96%) Change Management
17 1047 (2.88%) CRM
18 1015 (2.79%) Incident Management
19 994 (2.73%) DevOps
20 992 (2.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9523 (26.15%) SQL
2 5273 (14.48%) C#
3 3168 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2979 (8.18%) Java
5 2667 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 1988 (5.46%) C++
7 1443 (3.96%) Python
8 1368 (3.76%) Perl
9 1350 (3.71%) T-SQL
10 1226 (3.37%) C
11 953 (2.62%) VB
11 953 (2.62%) PHP
12 932 (2.56%) VB.NET
13 816 (2.24%) Bash Shell
14 634 (1.74%) Ruby
15 561 (1.54%) VBScript
16 559 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 365 (1.00%) PL/SQL
18 325 (0.89%) Objective-C
19 292 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4480 (12.30%) Degree
2 4372 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 2819 (7.74%) MCSE
4 1982 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1896 (5.21%) Security Cleared
6 1597 (4.39%) CCNA
7 1571 (4.31%) MCP
8 1393 (3.83%) MCITP
9 1316 (3.61%) MCSA
10 1283 (3.52%) SC Cleared
11 1019 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 706 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
13 658 (1.81%) CCNP
14 600 (1.65%) DV Cleared
15 563 (1.55%) MCTS
16 559 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
17 476 (1.31%) CCA
18 418 (1.15%) CISSP
19 325 (0.89%) ISEB
20 270 (0.74%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2510 (6.89%) SLA
2 1059 (2.91%) QA
3 547 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 346 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 178 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 164 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 87 (0.24%) COBIT
8 30 (0.082%) FISMA
8 30 (0.082%) HL7
9 22 (0.060%) WAI
10 19 (0.052%) JSP 440
11 16 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 14 (0.038%) HIPAA
13 13 (0.036%) GPG13
13 13 (0.036%) ISO 9000
14 12 (0.033%) WCAG
15 11 (0.030%) TickIT
16 10 (0.027%) ISO 8583
16 10 (0.027%) Solvency II
16 10 (0.027%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 12818 (35.20%) Active Directory
2 6638 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3317 (9.11%) Hyper-V
4 2025 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1956 (5.37%) vSphere
6 1115 (3.06%) VMware ESX
7 856 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 757 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 549 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 470 (1.29%) Terminal Services
11 456 (1.25%) XenServer
12 288 (0.79%) NFS
13 259 (0.71%) vCloud
14 226 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
15 216 (0.59%) Firmware
16 215 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 203 (0.56%) Xen
18 194 (0.53%) VMware Server
19 188 (0.52%) ISA Server
20 173 (0.48%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2489 (6.84%) SCCM
2 1265 (3.47%) SCOM
3 743 (2.04%) Puppet
4 707 (1.94%) Backup Exec
5 563 (1.55%) Nagios
6 551 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 531 (1.46%) WSUS
8 403 (1.11%) NetBackup
9 331 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 295 (0.81%) Tivoli
11 244 (0.67%) SCVMM
12 158 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
13 145 (0.40%) ZABBIX
13 145 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 131 (0.36%) Ansible
15 128 (0.35%) HP SIM
16 124 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 124 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 122 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 116 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15650 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 10395 (28.55%) VMware
3 5792 (15.91%) Citrix
4 5470 (15.02%) Cisco
5 3622 (9.95%) Oracle
6 3173 (8.71%) HP
7 1515 (4.16%) NetApp
8 1361 (3.74%) Red Hat
9 1238 (3.40%) Symantec
10 1216 (3.34%) Apple
11 1197 (3.29%) EMC
12 1186 (3.26%) IBM
13 1166 (3.20%) Dell
14 864 (2.37%) Juniper
15 679 (1.86%) CheckPoint
16 533 (1.46%) Avaya
17 463 (1.27%) SAP
18 429 (1.18%) SolarWinds
19 415 (1.14%) Remedy
20 409 (1.12%) Veeam
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