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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17080 18638 17554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.64% 16.00% 16.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.48% 59.75% 59.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14450 15710 14987
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £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
28715 31195 29659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.30% 26.78% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24135 26020 25113
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 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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 16087 £40,000 +2.56% 1979
London 0 6465 £47,500 +5.55% 650
South East -1 3817 £38,500 +2.66% 430
East of England -1 1314 £37,500 -1.31% 168
City of London -1 1301 £47,500 - 171
Yorkshire -1 1040 £35,000 +6.06% 134
South West +1 1037 £35,000 +7.69% 158
North West +1 1010 £33,000 -0.08% 192
Surrey +6 936 £38,500 +0.65% 77
West Midlands -1 805 £35,000 - 142
Berkshire -5 800 £40,000 +6.66% 97
Hampshire -2 786 £37,500 - 85
West Yorkshire -3 685 £35,000 +6.06% 83
East Midlands +1 549 £35,000 -6.66% 85
Manchester 0 522 £35,000 +5.97% 93
Leeds -4 491 £35,000 - 51
Hertfordshire 0 463 £40,000 +11.11% 47
Scotland -1 376 £35,000 -6.66% 58
Reading -4 365 £37,500 -3.84% 48
Buckinghamshire 0 351 £35,000 -6.66% 50
Cambridgeshire +5 316 £37,550 +0.13% 63
Cheshire +2 313 £35,000 +2.94% 55
West Sussex +3 303 £42,500 +21.42% 21
Birmingham 0 279 £37,500 +2.79% 45
Wiltshire +4 276 £37,000 +34.54% 24
Oxfordshire +7 272 £39,500 +21.53% 41
Wales +1 257 £35,000 +4.47% 37
South Wales 0 243 £35,000 - 29
Bristol -9 233 £37,500 +15.38% 52
Essex -5 224 £37,500 -9.09% 23

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 14735 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 11880 (33.71%) Active Directory
3 10190 (28.92%) VMware
4 9239 (26.22%) SQL
5 9217 (26.16%) SQL Server
6 8666 (24.59%) Linux
7 8074 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 7293 (20.70%) MS Excel
9 6526 (18.52%) Finance
10 6371 (18.08%) MS Exchange
11 6367 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6181 (17.54%) ITIL
13 6124 (17.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 5963 (16.92%) .NET
15 5342 (15.16%) C#
16 5254 (14.91%) Windows 7
17 5135 (14.57%) Citrix
18 5117 (14.52%) Cisco
19 4916 (13.95%) MS Office
20 4742 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
21 4646 (13.18%) Firewall
22 4554 (12.92%) Degree
23 4412 (12.52%) Windows Server 2003
24 4259 (12.09%) DNS
25 4014 (11.39%) TCP/IP
26 4000 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
27 3817 (10.83%) SAN
28 3642 (10.34%) Oracle
29 3547 (10.07%) UNIX
30 3246 (9.21%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 6371 (18.08%) MS Exchange
2 3246 (9.21%) IIS
3 3137 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2509 (7.12%) SharePoint
5 1700 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1545 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1379 (3.91%) Apache
8 1270 (3.60%) Lync
9 958 (2.72%) Tomcat
10 898 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 838 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 697 (1.98%) WebSphere
13 498 (1.41%) JBoss
14 384 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
15 338 (0.96%) WebLogic
16 328 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
17 319 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
18 265 (0.75%) CMS
19 243 (0.69%) nginx
20 201 (0.57%) WorkSite
Applications
1 7293 (20.70%) MS Excel
2 4916 (13.95%) MS Office
3 349 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 289 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 162 (0.46%) MS Project
6 92 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 84 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 44 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 43 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 41 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 32 (0.091%) InDesign
12 27 (0.077%) PowerPivot
13 23 (0.065%) Acrobat
14 17 (0.048%) Simulink
15 15 (0.043%) AutoCAD
15 15 (0.043%) TargetLink
16 11 (0.031%) Maya
17 9 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
17 9 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
18 8 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 371 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (0.26%) RMDS
3 88 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 84 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 76 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 75 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 73 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
8 68 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 51 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 40 (0.11%) assyst
11 38 (0.11%) ION MarketView
12 37 (0.11%) Magento
12 37 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
13 29 (0.082%) Sage 200
14 23 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
15 22 (0.062%) AWD
15 22 (0.062%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 19 (0.054%) Primavera
16 19 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
17 18 (0.051%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1842 (5.23%) Office 365
2 1335 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1099 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
4 550 (1.56%) SaaS
5 262 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 260 (0.74%) IaaS
7 175 (0.50%) PaaS
8 166 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 124 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 106 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
11 72 (0.20%) GitHub
12 69 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 54 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 38 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 34 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
17 27 (0.077%) Yammer
18 24 (0.068%) IBM PureFlex
19 19 (0.054%) Google Analytics
20 17 (0.048%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4646 (13.18%) Firewall
2 4259 (12.09%) DNS
3 4014 (11.39%) TCP/IP
4 3817 (10.83%) SAN
5 3140 (8.91%) LAN
6 3124 (8.87%) WAN
7 2908 (8.25%) DHCP
8 2187 (6.21%) VPN
9 1445 (4.10%) Internet
10 1303 (3.70%) VoIP
11 1020 (2.89%) NAS
12 877 (2.49%) Wireless
13 837 (2.38%) Network Security
14 814 (2.31%) VLAN
15 686 (1.95%) HTTP
16 540 (1.53%) iSCSI
17 502 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
18 500 (1.42%) SSL
19 426 (1.21%) MPLS
20 416 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9217 (26.16%) SQL Server
2 1818 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 1584 (4.50%) MySQL
4 1079 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 1040 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 1029 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 980 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 926 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 832 (2.36%) Oracle Database
10 514 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 501 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 436 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
13 429 (1.22%) NoSQL
14 417 (1.18%) MongoDB
15 312 (0.89%) DB2
16 274 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
17 264 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
18 247 (0.70%) Big Data
19 227 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
20 205 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1434 (4.07%) Visual Studio
2 987 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 932 (2.64%) NUnit
4 908 (2.58%) Subversion
5 905 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 633 (1.80%) Jenkins
7 550 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
7 550 (1.56%) Moq
8 536 (1.52%) JIRA
9 442 (1.25%) MSTest
10 419 (1.19%) Selenium
11 391 (1.11%) TeamCity
12 283 (0.80%) Maven
13 200 (0.57%) Eclipse
14 198 (0.56%) SpecFlow
15 182 (0.52%) MSI
16 169 (0.48%) JUnit
17 168 (0.48%) Ant
18 160 (0.45%) Hudson
19 148 (0.42%) Cucumber
General
1 6526 (18.52%) Finance
2 1847 (5.24%) Banking
3 1432 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 1271 (3.61%) Retail
5 1064 (3.02%) Law
6 935 (2.65%) Legal
7 674 (1.91%) Marketing
8 598 (1.70%) Back Office
9 519 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 461 (1.31%) Advertising
11 438 (1.24%) Front Office
12 425 (1.21%) Games
13 373 (1.06%) Investment Banking
14 344 (0.98%) Financial Institution
15 318 (0.90%) Electronics
16 243 (0.69%) Publishing
17 235 (0.67%) Automotive
18 140 (0.40%) German Language
19 130 (0.37%) French Language
19 130 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6237 (17.70%) Analyst
2 5705 (16.19%) Developer
3 3875 (11.00%) Support Engineer
4 3256 (9.24%) Support Analyst
5 2131 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2029 (5.76%) Administrator
7 1823 (5.17%) .NET Developer
8 1762 (5.00%) IT Support
9 1754 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 1513 (4.29%) Consultant
11 1413 (4.01%) Architect
12 1354 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
13 1348 (3.83%) Applications Support
14 1325 (3.76%) C# Developer
15 1213 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
16 1206 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
17 1140 (3.24%) Software Engineer
18 1104 (3.13%) Service Analyst
19 1095 (3.11%) Technical Support
20 1079 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5963 (16.92%) .NET
2 2931 (8.32%) HTML
3 2869 (8.14%) ASP.NET
4 2223 (6.31%) Web Services
5 2043 (5.80%) CSS
6 1792 (5.09%) XML
7 1438 (4.08%) WCF
8 1359 (3.86%) .NET Framework
9 1313 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1304 (3.70%) jQuery
11 1254 (3.56%) WPF
12 1164 (3.30%) WinForms
13 990 (2.81%) HTML5
14 739 (2.10%) Ajax
15 593 (1.68%) Entity Framework
16 591 (1.68%) Middleware
17 573 (1.63%) SOAP
18 565 (1.60%) REST
19 511 (1.45%) JSON
20 465 (1.32%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2520 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2250 (6.39%) Data Centre
3 1986 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 1749 (4.96%) Blackberry
5 1209 (3.43%) Clustering
6 1085 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 798 (2.26%) Replication
8 671 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 644 (1.83%) Client/Server
10 569 (1.61%) Hedge funds
11 559 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 522 (1.48%) Mathematics
13 510 (1.45%) User Experience
14 465 (1.32%) iPhone
15 423 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
16 359 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
17 316 (0.90%) iPad
18 309 (0.88%) Fat Client
18 309 (0.88%) Thin Client
19 286 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8666 (24.59%) Linux
2 8074 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 6124 (17.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 5254 (14.91%) Windows 7
5 4412 (12.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3547 (10.07%) UNIX
7 2529 (7.18%) Windows 8
8 2421 (6.87%) Windows XP
9 1800 (5.11%) Android
10 1536 (4.36%) Apple iOS
11 1147 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 894 (2.54%) Solaris
13 855 (2.43%) Mac OS X
14 614 (1.74%) Windows Vista
15 528 (1.50%) CentOS
16 439 (1.25%) AIX
17 428 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
18 415 (1.18%) Windows Phone
19 369 (1.05%) Ubuntu
20 340 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6181 (17.54%) ITIL
2 4742 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
3 2256 (6.40%) MVC
4 1990 (5.65%) Software Engineering
5 1906 (5.41%) Scrum
6 1857 (5.27%) TDD
7 1818 (5.16%) Project Management
8 1593 (4.52%) OO
9 1584 (4.50%) Service Delivery
10 1496 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
11 1452 (4.12%) Mentoring
12 1305 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 1233 (3.50%) Migration
14 1213 (3.44%) SDLC
15 1212 (3.44%) DevOps
16 1202 (3.41%) Service Management
17 1095 (3.11%) Change Management
18 1026 (2.91%) Incident Management
19 1023 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
20 1017 (2.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9239 (26.22%) SQL
2 5342 (15.16%) C#
3 3183 (9.03%) Java
4 3132 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 2820 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 2107 (5.98%) C++
7 1618 (4.59%) Python
8 1385 (3.93%) Perl
9 1377 (3.91%) T-SQL
10 1374 (3.90%) C
11 893 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 890 (2.53%) PHP
13 869 (2.47%) VB
14 786 (2.23%) VB.NET
15 608 (1.73%) Ruby
16 559 (1.59%) Shell Script
17 525 (1.49%) VBScript
18 448 (1.27%) PL/SQL
19 355 (1.01%) VBA
20 316 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4554 (12.92%) Degree
2 4000 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2427 (6.89%) MCSE
4 1888 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 1630 (4.63%) Security Cleared
6 1592 (4.52%) CCNA
7 1317 (3.74%) MCP
8 1268 (3.60%) MCITP
9 1205 (3.42%) MCSA
10 1042 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 923 (2.62%) SC Cleared
12 650 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
13 626 (1.78%) CCNP
14 492 (1.40%) DV Cleared
15 446 (1.27%) MCTS
16 401 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
17 398 (1.13%) CISSP
18 331 (0.94%) CCA
19 325 (0.92%) ISEB
20 295 (0.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2603 (7.39%) SLA
2 1099 (3.12%) QA
3 517 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 368 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 140 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 119 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 105 (0.30%) COBIT
8 19 (0.054%) ISO 9000
8 19 (0.054%) FISMA
9 16 (0.045%) HIPAA
10 14 (0.040%) Data Quality
10 14 (0.040%) WCAG
11 12 (0.034%) TickIT
11 12 (0.034%) PMBOK
12 9 (0.026%) GPG13
12 9 (0.026%) HL7
12 9 (0.026%) JSP 440
13 7 (0.020%) DICOM
14 6 (0.017%) MiFID
14 6 (0.017%) Section 508
System Software
1 11880 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 6367 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3087 (8.76%) Hyper-V
4 1880 (5.34%) vSphere
5 1729 (4.91%) XenApp
6 1127 (3.20%) VMware ESX
7 771 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
8 643 (1.82%) XenDesktop
9 483 (1.37%) Terminal Services
10 469 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 463 (1.31%) XenServer
12 299 (0.85%) vCloud
13 248 (0.70%) NFS
14 231 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
15 208 (0.59%) Firmware
16 193 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 193 (0.55%) VMware Server
17 189 (0.54%) KVM
18 181 (0.51%) Xen
19 171 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2363 (6.71%) SCCM
2 1109 (3.15%) SCOM
3 888 (2.52%) Puppet
4 662 (1.88%) Backup Exec
5 660 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 544 (1.54%) Nagios
7 511 (1.45%) WSUS
8 327 (0.93%) NetBackup
9 268 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
10 215 (0.61%) Tivoli
11 188 (0.53%) ZABBIX
12 176 (0.50%) SCVMM
13 151 (0.43%) Ansible
14 126 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 111 (0.32%) HP SIM
16 109 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
16 109 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
16 109 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
16 109 (0.31%) OpenView
17 108 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14735 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 10190 (28.92%) VMware
3 5135 (14.57%) Citrix
4 5117 (14.52%) Cisco
5 3642 (10.34%) Oracle
6 2833 (8.04%) HP
7 1443 (4.10%) NetApp
8 1346 (3.82%) Red Hat
9 1169 (3.32%) IBM
10 1097 (3.11%) Apple
11 1046 (2.97%) Symantec
12 1016 (2.88%) EMC
13 995 (2.82%) Dell
14 812 (2.30%) Juniper
15 609 (1.73%) CheckPoint
16 527 (1.50%) Avaya
17 437 (1.24%) SAP
18 436 (1.24%) Veeam
19 415 (1.18%) SolarWinds
20 395 (1.12%) F5
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