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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17621 19049 17808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.30% 15.71% 16.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.02% 58.91% 60.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14775 16331 15173
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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
28876 32335 29588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.67% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24172 27218 25032
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +2 16635 £40,000 - 2030
London +2 6799 £46,500 +3.33% 684
South East +1 3823 £40,000 +6.66% 463
East of England 0 1443 £37,500 - 163
City of London +2 1371 £47,500 - 183
South West +8 1144 £32,500 -0.76% 155
North West +1 977 £35,000 +2.94% 185
Yorkshire -3 970 £35,000 - 113
Hampshire 0 869 £40,000 +14.28% 105
Surrey +3 848 £40,000 +3.89% 99
Berkshire -3 844 £40,000 +3.89% 88
West Midlands -1 793 £34,000 -2.85% 147
West Yorkshire -1 667 £35,000 - 76
East Midlands -1 562 £35,000 -10.25% 81
Hertfordshire +4 552 £37,500 +7.14% 51
Manchester -1 494 £35,000 +3.70% 93
Leeds -3 458 £35,000 - 42
Reading 0 402 £36,750 -4.54% 42
Cambridgeshire +8 372 £38,500 +2.66% 51
Buckinghamshire -2 329 £37,000 -1.33% 60
Scotland -4 308 £37,500 - 64
Cheshire +4 296 £35,000 +6.87% 45
West Sussex +1 289 £42,500 +21.42% 27
Wales +2 282 £35,000 +7.69% 38
Gloucestershire +7 258 £35,000 -12.50% 28
South Wales +3 257 £35,500 +7.57% 28
Oxfordshire +6 254 £39,500 +12.85% 39
Cambridge +1 248 £40,000 +6.66% 36
Wiltshire +2 243 £32,500 -2.98% 39
Essex -1 237 £41,000 -8.88% 23

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15199 (42.32%) Microsoft
2 12406 (34.54%) Active Directory
3 10272 (28.60%) VMware
4 9437 (26.27%) SQL
5 9375 (26.10%) SQL Server
6 8507 (23.68%) Linux
7 8389 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 7479 (20.82%) MS Excel
9 6748 (18.79%) MS Exchange
10 6548 (18.23%) Finance
11 6519 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6258 (17.42%) ITIL
13 6045 (16.83%) .NET
14 5949 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 5711 (15.90%) Windows 7
16 5519 (15.37%) Citrix
17 5384 (14.99%) Cisco
18 5334 (14.85%) C#
19 5285 (14.71%) MS Office
20 4861 (13.53%) Firewall
21 4753 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
22 4637 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
23 4440 (12.36%) Degree
24 4319 (12.02%) DNS
25 4249 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
26 4121 (11.47%) TCP/IP
27 4082 (11.36%) SAN
28 3688 (10.27%) Oracle
29 3655 (10.18%) UNIX
30 3283 (9.14%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 6748 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 3283 (9.14%) IIS
3 3239 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2731 (7.60%) SharePoint
5 1674 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1664 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1379 (3.84%) Lync
8 1296 (3.61%) Apache
9 1030 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 974 (2.71%) Tomcat
11 972 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 724 (2.02%) WebSphere
13 478 (1.33%) JBoss
14 436 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 390 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
16 323 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
17 307 (0.85%) WebLogic
18 279 (0.78%) CMS
19 248 (0.69%) nginx
20 230 (0.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7479 (20.82%) MS Excel
2 5285 (14.71%) MS Office
3 358 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 266 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 167 (0.46%) MS Project
6 98 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 92 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 52 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 52 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 51 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 29 (0.081%) Acrobat
11 23 (0.064%) PowerPivot
12 15 (0.042%) InDesign
12 15 (0.042%) AutoCAD
12 15 (0.042%) Simulink
13 12 (0.033%) SPSS
13 12 (0.033%) TargetLink
14 11 (0.031%) GNU Octave
14 11 (0.031%) Mingle
15 10 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 410 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 95 (0.26%) RMDS
4 94 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 84 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
6 81 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 69 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 52 (0.14%) assyst
9 47 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 43 (0.12%) SAP Business One
11 31 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
12 30 (0.084%) ION MarketView
13 29 (0.081%) Sage 200
14 28 (0.078%) Magento
15 27 (0.075%) Northgate Housing
16 25 (0.070%) Sophis RISQUE
17 20 (0.056%) AWD
17 20 (0.056%) Pegasus Opera
17 20 (0.056%) Markit EDM
18 18 (0.050%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1732 (4.82%) Office 365
2 1291 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1043 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 574 (1.60%) SaaS
5 309 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 280 (0.78%) IaaS
7 185 (0.52%) PaaS
8 139 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 133 (0.37%) Google Apps
10 127 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 88 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 82 (0.23%) GitHub
13 55 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 42 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 36 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 30 (0.084%) Google Analytics
17 28 (0.078%) Rackspace Cloud
18 26 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
19 22 (0.061%) Yammer
20 19 (0.053%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4861 (13.53%) Firewall
2 4319 (12.02%) DNS
3 4121 (11.47%) TCP/IP
4 4082 (11.36%) SAN
5 3161 (8.80%) LAN
6 3160 (8.80%) WAN
7 2902 (8.08%) DHCP
8 2247 (6.26%) VPN
9 1526 (4.25%) Internet
10 1249 (3.48%) VoIP
11 1049 (2.92%) NAS
12 934 (2.60%) Wireless
13 839 (2.34%) VLAN
14 793 (2.21%) Network Security
15 770 (2.14%) HTTP
16 565 (1.57%) iSCSI
17 557 (1.55%) SSL
18 509 (1.42%) MPLS
19 460 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
20 414 (1.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9375 (26.10%) SQL Server
2 2014 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1519 (4.23%) MySQL
4 1062 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 1053 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1043 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 976 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 960 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 872 (2.43%) Oracle Database
10 510 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 483 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 408 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
13 406 (1.13%) MongoDB
14 387 (1.08%) NoSQL
15 331 (0.92%) DB2
16 307 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
17 261 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
18 235 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
19 219 (0.61%) Big Data
20 195 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1389 (3.87%) Visual Studio
2 967 (2.69%) NUnit
3 915 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 879 (2.45%) Subversion
5 847 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 584 (1.63%) Moq
7 583 (1.62%) Rhino Mocks
8 552 (1.54%) Jenkins
9 479 (1.33%) MSTest
10 459 (1.28%) JIRA
11 384 (1.07%) TeamCity
12 382 (1.06%) Selenium
13 255 (0.71%) Maven
14 209 (0.58%) Eclipse
15 182 (0.51%) MSI
16 179 (0.50%) JUnit
17 169 (0.47%) SpecFlow
18 157 (0.44%) Hudson
19 153 (0.43%) Ant
20 145 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 6548 (18.23%) Finance
2 1730 (4.82%) Banking
3 1363 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 1248 (3.47%) Retail
5 1155 (3.22%) Law
6 992 (2.76%) Legal
7 661 (1.84%) Marketing
8 558 (1.55%) Back Office
9 550 (1.53%) Advertising
10 485 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 421 (1.17%) Front Office
12 389 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 357 (0.99%) Investment Banking
14 343 (0.95%) Games
15 315 (0.88%) Electronics
16 255 (0.71%) Publishing
17 222 (0.62%) Automotive
18 118 (0.33%) German Language
18 118 (0.33%) Aerospace
19 116 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6443 (17.94%) Analyst
2 5702 (15.88%) Developer
3 4006 (11.15%) Support Engineer
4 3315 (9.23%) Support Analyst
5 2255 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1934 (5.38%) Administrator
7 1855 (5.16%) IT Support
8 1846 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 1806 (5.03%) .NET Developer
10 1778 (4.95%) Consultant
11 1480 (4.12%) Architect
12 1330 (3.70%) Applications Support
13 1320 (3.68%) C# Developer
14 1258 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
15 1254 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
16 1180 (3.29%) Technical Support
17 1169 (3.25%) Service Analyst
18 1145 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
19 1143 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
20 1126 (3.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6045 (16.83%) .NET
2 3099 (8.63%) HTML
3 3058 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 2191 (6.10%) Web Services
5 2159 (6.01%) CSS
6 1922 (5.35%) XML
7 1511 (4.21%) WCF
8 1428 (3.98%) .NET Framework
9 1388 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1293 (3.60%) jQuery
11 1277 (3.56%) WPF
12 1235 (3.44%) WinForms
13 1054 (2.93%) HTML5
14 783 (2.18%) Ajax
15 577 (1.61%) Entity Framework
16 574 (1.60%) SOAP
17 555 (1.55%) Middleware
18 540 (1.50%) REST
19 517 (1.44%) JSON
20 516 (1.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2523 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 2486 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1998 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 1988 (5.53%) Computer Science
5 1335 (3.72%) Clustering
6 1046 (2.91%) Management Information System
7 856 (2.38%) Replication
8 682 (1.90%) Client/Server
9 674 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 670 (1.87%) Mobile App
11 546 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 479 (1.33%) Mathematics
13 472 (1.31%) iPhone
14 457 (1.27%) User Experience
15 436 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
16 362 (1.01%) Thin Client
16 362 (1.01%) Fat Client
17 309 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
18 288 (0.80%) Statistics
19 278 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8507 (23.68%) Linux
2 8389 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 5949 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 5711 (15.90%) Windows 7
5 4753 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 3655 (10.18%) UNIX
7 2806 (7.81%) Windows XP
8 2595 (7.22%) Windows 8
9 1787 (4.98%) Android
10 1497 (4.17%) Apple iOS
11 1071 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 895 (2.49%) Solaris
13 809 (2.25%) Mac OS X
14 715 (1.99%) Windows Vista
15 548 (1.53%) CentOS
16 408 (1.14%) Windows Phone
17 402 (1.12%) AIX
18 399 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
19 376 (1.05%) Ubuntu
20 334 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6258 (17.42%) ITIL
2 4637 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
3 2353 (6.55%) MVC
4 1971 (5.49%) Software Engineering
5 1786 (4.97%) Scrum
6 1755 (4.89%) OO
7 1752 (4.88%) Project Management
8 1746 (4.86%) TDD
9 1720 (4.79%) Service Delivery
10 1419 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
11 1403 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 1399 (3.89%) Mentoring
13 1359 (3.78%) Migration
14 1280 (3.56%) Service Management
15 1197 (3.33%) SDLC
16 1069 (2.98%) DevOps
16 1069 (2.98%) Change Management
17 1037 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
18 1021 (2.84%) Configuration Management
19 1001 (2.79%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9437 (26.27%) SQL
2 5334 (14.85%) C#
3 3190 (8.88%) JavaScript
4 3060 (8.52%) Java
5 2748 (7.65%) PowerShell
6 2018 (5.62%) C++
7 1475 (4.11%) Python
8 1369 (3.81%) T-SQL
9 1345 (3.74%) Perl
10 1331 (3.71%) C
11 940 (2.62%) VB
12 926 (2.58%) PHP
13 892 (2.48%) VB.NET
14 857 (2.39%) Bash Shell
15 639 (1.78%) Ruby
16 544 (1.51%) VBScript
17 542 (1.51%) Shell Script
18 399 (1.11%) PL/SQL
19 342 (0.95%) Objective-C
20 299 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4440 (12.36%) Degree
2 4249 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 2656 (7.39%) MCSE
4 1934 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1786 (4.97%) Security Cleared
6 1583 (4.41%) CCNA
7 1506 (4.19%) MCP
8 1355 (3.77%) MCITP
9 1256 (3.50%) MCSA
10 1147 (3.19%) SC Cleared
11 1059 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 675 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
13 630 (1.75%) CCNP
14 570 (1.59%) DV Cleared
15 530 (1.48%) MCTS
16 517 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
17 450 (1.25%) CCA
18 407 (1.13%) CISSP
19 300 (0.84%) A+ Certification
20 294 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2532 (7.05%) SLA
2 1025 (2.85%) QA
3 535 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 371 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 156 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 145 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 103 (0.29%) COBIT
8 24 (0.067%) FISMA
9 23 (0.064%) HL7
10 18 (0.050%) ISO 9000
11 17 (0.047%) WCAG
12 16 (0.045%) WAI
12 16 (0.045%) JSP 440
13 14 (0.039%) HIPAA
14 10 (0.028%) TickIT
14 10 (0.028%) Solvency II
14 10 (0.028%) PMBOK
14 10 (0.028%) GPG13
15 9 (0.025%) Section 508
16 8 (0.022%) GAMP
System Software
1 12406 (34.54%) Active Directory
2 6519 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3259 (9.07%) Hyper-V
4 1938 (5.40%) XenApp
5 1936 (5.39%) vSphere
6 1159 (3.23%) VMware ESX
7 803 (2.24%) XenDesktop
8 761 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
9 542 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 481 (1.34%) XenServer
11 459 (1.28%) Terminal Services
12 296 (0.82%) vCloud
13 290 (0.81%) NFS
14 240 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
15 227 (0.63%) Firmware
16 217 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 199 (0.55%) Xen
18 191 (0.53%) VMware Server
19 180 (0.50%) Terminal Server
20 165 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2469 (6.87%) SCCM
2 1211 (3.37%) SCOM
3 776 (2.16%) Puppet
4 643 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 586 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 562 (1.56%) Nagios
7 511 (1.42%) WSUS
8 354 (0.99%) NetBackup
9 307 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 268 (0.75%) Tivoli
11 209 (0.58%) SCVMM
12 160 (0.45%) ZABBIX
13 138 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
14 130 (0.36%) Ansible
15 125 (0.35%) HP SIM
16 120 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 119 (0.33%) OpenView
18 117 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 111 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 110 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15199 (42.32%) Microsoft
2 10272 (28.60%) VMware
3 5519 (15.37%) Citrix
4 5384 (14.99%) Cisco
5 3688 (10.27%) Oracle
6 3013 (8.39%) HP
7 1514 (4.22%) NetApp
8 1333 (3.71%) Red Hat
9 1183 (3.29%) Apple
10 1155 (3.22%) IBM
11 1136 (3.16%) EMC
12 1135 (3.16%) Symantec
13 1112 (3.10%) Dell
14 866 (2.41%) Juniper
15 623 (1.73%) CheckPoint
16 502 (1.40%) Avaya
17 455 (1.27%) SAP
18 429 (1.19%) Veeam
19 422 (1.17%) SolarWinds
20 411 (1.14%) Remedy
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