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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17610 18654 17734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.91% 15.80% 16.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.23% 59.20% 59.51%
Number of salaries quoted 14798 15890 15115
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
29236 31508 29802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.42% 26.68% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24488 26469 25325
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +1 16612 £40,000 +1.26% 2109
London 0 6612 £47,500 +5.55% 689
South East 0 3953 £40,000 +6.66% 484
East of England -1 1414 £38,500 +2.66% 186
City of London -1 1283 £47,500 - 200
South West +6 1151 £33,000 - 145
Yorkshire -3 1062 £35,000 +6.06% 166
North West -2 990 £35,000 +6.06% 191
Surrey +4 912 £40,000 +6.66% 112
Hampshire -1 858 £40,000 +11.11% 92
Berkshire -4 840 £40,000 +6.66% 117
West Midlands -2 810 £35,000 - 154
West Yorkshire -2 723 £35,000 +2.94% 120
Hertfordshire +3 532 £39,750 +13.57% 55
East Midlands -2 518 £35,000 -6.66% 72
Leeds -3 497 £35,000 - 83
Manchester -1 481 £35,000 +6.06% 90
Reading -1 397 £37,500 -3.84% 53
Cambridgeshire +5 358 £38,500 +2.66% 57
Scotland -3 348 £36,250 -3.33% 71
Buckinghamshire 0 341 £35,000 -6.66% 38
Cheshire +2 320 £35,000 +7.69% 63
West Sussex +2 320 £42,500 +23.18% 22
Wiltshire +3 292 £33,500 +11.66% 34
Oxfordshire +4 275 £39,500 +19.77% 37
Birmingham -4 253 £35,000 -1.40% 48
Wales +1 247 £35,000 +6.06% 24
Bristol -7 239 £32,500 -7.14% 37
Cambridge +1 236 £40,000 +6.66% 42
Gloucestershire +2 231 £37,500 +4.16% 24

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15317 (42.18%) Microsoft
2 12346 (34.00%) Active Directory
3 10444 (28.76%) VMware
4 9575 (26.37%) SQL Server
5 9485 (26.12%) SQL
6 8757 (24.12%) Linux
7 8437 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 7557 (20.81%) MS Excel
9 6751 (18.59%) MS Exchange
10 6708 (18.47%) Finance
11 6536 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6324 (17.42%) ITIL
13 6201 (17.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 6135 (16.90%) .NET
15 5567 (15.33%) Windows 7
16 5475 (15.08%) Citrix
17 5458 (15.03%) C#
18 5381 (14.82%) Cisco
19 5196 (14.31%) MS Office
20 4867 (13.40%) Firewall
21 4788 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
22 4693 (12.92%) Windows Server 2003
23 4634 (12.76%) Degree
24 4358 (12.00%) DNS
25 4184 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
26 4170 (11.48%) TCP/IP
27 4066 (11.20%) SAN
28 3786 (10.43%) Oracle
29 3711 (10.22%) UNIX
30 3356 (9.24%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6751 (18.59%) MS Exchange
2 3356 (9.24%) IIS
3 3288 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2660 (7.33%) SharePoint
5 1725 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1655 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1347 (3.71%) Apache
7 1347 (3.71%) Lync
8 989 (2.72%) Tomcat
9 963 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 940 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 728 (2.00%) WebSphere
12 503 (1.39%) JBoss
13 435 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 370 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
15 332 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
16 323 (0.89%) WebLogic
17 269 (0.74%) CMS
18 254 (0.70%) nginx
19 211 (0.58%) WorkSite
Applications
1 7557 (20.81%) MS Excel
2 5196 (14.31%) MS Office
3 358 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 274 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 169 (0.47%) MS Project
6 94 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 90 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 44 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 43 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 42 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 26 (0.072%) InDesign
12 24 (0.066%) Acrobat
12 24 (0.066%) PowerPivot
13 17 (0.047%) Simulink
14 14 (0.039%) TargetLink
15 13 (0.036%) AutoCAD
16 11 (0.030%) Mingle
16 11 (0.030%) GNU Octave
17 10 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
17 10 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 389 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 97 (0.27%) RMDS
3 90 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 87 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 87 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 78 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 73 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 66 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 52 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 47 (0.13%) assyst
10 41 (0.11%) ION MarketView
11 35 (0.096%) Magento
11 35 (0.096%) Northgate Housing
12 31 (0.085%) Sage 200
13 27 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
14 25 (0.069%) AWD
15 21 (0.058%) Pegasus Opera
15 21 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 19 (0.052%) Markit EDM
16 19 (0.052%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1819 (5.01%) Office 365
2 1338 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1105 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
4 584 (1.61%) SaaS
5 276 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 267 (0.74%) IaaS
7 192 (0.53%) PaaS
8 154 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 134 (0.37%) Google Apps
10 129 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
11 85 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 74 (0.20%) GitHub
13 55 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 32 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
15 32 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
16 28 (0.077%) IBM PureFlex
17 25 (0.069%) Yammer
18 24 (0.066%) Google Analytics
18 24 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4867 (13.40%) Firewall
2 4358 (12.00%) DNS
3 4170 (11.48%) TCP/IP
4 4066 (11.20%) SAN
5 3232 (8.90%) WAN
6 3225 (8.88%) LAN
7 2946 (8.11%) DHCP
8 2221 (6.12%) VPN
9 1497 (4.12%) Internet
10 1305 (3.59%) VoIP
11 1060 (2.92%) NAS
12 936 (2.58%) Wireless
13 827 (2.28%) VLAN
14 824 (2.27%) Network Security
15 735 (2.02%) HTTP
16 566 (1.56%) iSCSI
17 548 (1.51%) SSL
18 513 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
19 467 (1.29%) MPLS
20 403 (1.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9575 (26.37%) SQL Server
2 1977 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1586 (4.37%) MySQL
4 1099 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1064 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 1060 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 990 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 972 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 865 (2.38%) Oracle Database
10 529 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 523 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 432 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 417 (1.15%) NoSQL
14 410 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 331 (0.91%) DB2
16 298 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
17 267 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
18 245 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
19 227 (0.63%) Big Data
20 194 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1467 (4.04%) Visual Studio
2 1000 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 988 (2.72%) NUnit
4 933 (2.57%) Subversion
5 881 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 604 (1.66%) Jenkins
7 586 (1.61%) Moq
8 581 (1.60%) Rhino Mocks
9 520 (1.43%) JIRA
10 477 (1.31%) MSTest
11 403 (1.11%) TeamCity
12 390 (1.07%) Selenium
13 270 (0.74%) Maven
14 200 (0.55%) Eclipse
15 182 (0.50%) MSI
16 181 (0.50%) SpecFlow
17 168 (0.46%) JUnit
18 163 (0.45%) Hudson
19 159 (0.44%) Ant
20 153 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 6708 (18.47%) Finance
2 1791 (4.93%) Banking
3 1407 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 1280 (3.53%) Retail
5 1136 (3.13%) Law
6 1011 (2.78%) Legal
7 683 (1.88%) Marketing
8 587 (1.62%) Back Office
9 527 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 514 (1.42%) Advertising
11 419 (1.15%) Front Office
12 389 (1.07%) Games
13 375 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 356 (0.98%) Investment Banking
15 322 (0.89%) Electronics
16 266 (0.73%) Publishing
17 245 (0.67%) Automotive
18 132 (0.36%) German Language
19 123 (0.34%) French Language
20 117 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6460 (17.79%) Analyst
2 5784 (15.93%) Developer
3 4000 (11.02%) Support Engineer
4 3345 (9.21%) Support Analyst
5 2256 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2037 (5.61%) Administrator
7 1842 (5.07%) .NET Developer
8 1825 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 1822 (5.02%) IT Support
10 1662 (4.58%) Consultant
11 1499 (4.13%) Architect
12 1390 (3.83%) Applications Support
13 1346 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
14 1334 (3.67%) C# Developer
15 1221 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
16 1212 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
17 1160 (3.19%) Technical Support
18 1153 (3.18%) Service Analyst
19 1141 (3.14%) Software Engineer
20 1121 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6135 (16.90%) .NET
2 3068 (8.45%) HTML
3 3015 (8.30%) ASP.NET
4 2307 (6.35%) Web Services
5 2118 (5.83%) CSS
6 1906 (5.25%) XML
7 1495 (4.12%) WCF
8 1443 (3.97%) .NET Framework
9 1376 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1309 (3.60%) jQuery
11 1286 (3.54%) WPF
12 1210 (3.33%) WinForms
13 1027 (2.83%) HTML5
14 749 (2.06%) Ajax
15 610 (1.68%) Entity Framework
16 582 (1.60%) SOAP
16 582 (1.60%) Middleware
17 562 (1.55%) REST
18 515 (1.42%) JSON
19 509 (1.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2567 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 2407 (6.63%) Data Centre
3 2044 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 1901 (5.24%) Blackberry
5 1317 (3.63%) Clustering
6 1081 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 845 (2.33%) Replication
8 693 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
9 651 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 614 (1.69%) Mobile App
11 572 (1.58%) Hedge funds
12 498 (1.37%) Mathematics
13 484 (1.33%) iPhone
14 480 (1.32%) User Experience
15 441 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
16 353 (0.97%) Fat Client
16 353 (0.97%) Thin Client
17 336 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
18 310 (0.85%) iPad
19 296 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8757 (24.12%) Linux
2 8437 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 6201 (17.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 5567 (15.33%) Windows 7
5 4693 (12.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3711 (10.22%) UNIX
7 2692 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 2637 (7.26%) Windows 8
9 1831 (5.04%) Android
10 1541 (4.24%) Apple iOS
11 1141 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 908 (2.50%) Solaris
13 862 (2.37%) Mac OS X
14 690 (1.90%) Windows Vista
15 550 (1.51%) CentOS
16 433 (1.19%) AIX
17 423 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
18 411 (1.13%) Windows Phone
19 381 (1.05%) Ubuntu
20 335 (0.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6324 (17.42%) ITIL
2 4788 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2375 (6.54%) MVC
4 2008 (5.53%) Software Engineering
5 1922 (5.29%) Scrum
6 1852 (5.10%) TDD
7 1801 (4.96%) Project Management
8 1747 (4.81%) OO
9 1705 (4.70%) Service Delivery
10 1517 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
11 1454 (4.00%) Mentoring
12 1391 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 1332 (3.67%) Migration
14 1287 (3.54%) Service Management
15 1248 (3.44%) SDLC
16 1192 (3.28%) DevOps
17 1120 (3.08%) Change Management
18 1061 (2.92%) Configuration Management
19 1031 (2.84%) Incident Management
20 1015 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9485 (26.12%) SQL
2 5458 (15.03%) C#
3 3251 (8.95%) Java
4 3181 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 2834 (7.80%) PowerShell
6 2085 (5.74%) C++
7 1589 (4.38%) Python
8 1406 (3.87%) C
9 1381 (3.80%) T-SQL
10 1378 (3.79%) Perl
11 937 (2.58%) PHP
12 933 (2.57%) VB
13 925 (2.55%) Bash Shell
14 855 (2.35%) VB.NET
15 640 (1.76%) Ruby
16 554 (1.53%) Shell Script
17 534 (1.47%) VBScript
18 420 (1.16%) PL/SQL
19 349 (0.96%) VBA
20 340 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4634 (12.76%) Degree
2 4184 (11.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2552 (7.03%) MCSE
4 1975 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1712 (4.71%) Security Cleared
6 1639 (4.51%) CCNA
7 1423 (3.92%) MCP
8 1347 (3.71%) MCITP
9 1232 (3.39%) MCSA
10 1071 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1022 (2.81%) SC Cleared
12 675 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
13 630 (1.73%) CCNP
14 545 (1.50%) DV Cleared
15 488 (1.34%) MCTS
16 471 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
17 410 (1.13%) CISSP
18 401 (1.10%) CCA
19 326 (0.90%) ISEB
20 300 (0.83%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2634 (7.25%) SLA
2 1076 (2.96%) QA
3 538 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 395 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 154 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 115 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 107 (0.29%) COBIT
8 19 (0.052%) HL7
9 18 (0.050%) ISO 9000
9 18 (0.050%) FISMA
10 16 (0.044%) WCAG
11 15 (0.041%) HIPAA
12 13 (0.036%) JSP 440
12 13 (0.036%) Data Quality
13 12 (0.033%) PMBOK
14 11 (0.030%) TickIT
15 10 (0.028%) WAI
16 9 (0.025%) GPG13
17 8 (0.022%) Section 508
18 7 (0.019%) DICOM
System Software
1 12346 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 6536 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3206 (8.83%) Hyper-V
4 1961 (5.40%) vSphere
5 1895 (5.22%) XenApp
6 1197 (3.30%) VMware ESX
7 762 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
8 730 (2.01%) XenDesktop
9 529 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 492 (1.35%) XenServer
11 487 (1.34%) Terminal Services
12 304 (0.84%) vCloud
13 280 (0.77%) NFS
14 229 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
15 213 (0.59%) Firmware
16 212 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 198 (0.55%) VMware Server
18 186 (0.51%) Xen
19 178 (0.49%) KVM
20 175 (0.48%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2410 (6.64%) SCCM
2 1180 (3.25%) SCOM
3 845 (2.33%) Puppet
4 657 (1.81%) Backup Exec
5 636 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 584 (1.61%) Nagios
7 525 (1.45%) WSUS
8 350 (0.96%) NetBackup
9 291 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
10 255 (0.70%) Tivoli
11 194 (0.53%) SCVMM
12 172 (0.47%) ZABBIX
13 145 (0.40%) Ansible
14 122 (0.34%) HP SIM
14 122 (0.34%) OpenView
15 118 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
16 117 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 111 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 108 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
19 106 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 15317 (42.18%) Microsoft
2 10444 (28.76%) VMware
3 5475 (15.08%) Citrix
4 5381 (14.82%) Cisco
5 3786 (10.43%) Oracle
6 3033 (8.35%) HP
7 1500 (4.13%) NetApp
8 1368 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 1199 (3.30%) IBM
10 1161 (3.20%) Apple
11 1097 (3.02%) Symantec
12 1083 (2.98%) EMC
13 1080 (2.97%) Dell
14 850 (2.34%) Juniper
15 644 (1.77%) CheckPoint
16 502 (1.38%) Avaya
17 460 (1.27%) SAP
18 432 (1.19%) Veeam
19 428 (1.18%) SolarWinds
20 414 (1.14%) F5
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kent
Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Salary: Band 7 £31,072 to £40,964 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £17000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Harrington Starr
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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City, London
Harrington Starr
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum Superb base, training and excellent
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus and training
Posted: Yesterday