The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK
Rank 13 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11844 15227 17584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 14.09% 15.48% 17.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.11% 59.50% 61.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10115 13048 14732
Median salary £38,186 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.53% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,300 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
20382 25591 28400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.25% 26.01% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17224 21623 23750
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 11071 £39,000 -2.50% 1486
London -2 4278 £47,500 +5.55% 473
South East -3 2661 £37,500 -6.25% 341
East of England -8 862 £40,000 +6.66% 125
North West -6 833 £35,000 - 143
Yorkshire 0 688 £30,000 -14.89% 122
South West -4 660 £34,000 -2.85% 99
City of London -1 639 £47,500 - 107
West Midlands -2 622 £34,750 -0.71% 101
Surrey 0 612 £36,500 -2.66% 52
Berkshire +1 609 £40,000 -11.11% 88
Hampshire -4 543 £36,250 -5.84% 77
Manchester -6 487 £35,000 -6.66% 81
West Yorkshire +1 479 £32,500 -14.47% 92
East Midlands -2 373 £36,000 +2.85% 59
Leeds +4 362 £32,500 -18.75% 54
Cambridgeshire -2 304 £40,000 +6.66% 58
Hertfordshire -8 270 £37,500 - 36
Scotland +3 254 £39,000 -4.87% 44
Reading +2 251 £45,000 -5.26% 28
Oxfordshire -2 247 £35,000 -12.50% 44
Cambridge -2 229 £40,000 - 35
Birmingham -3 209 £37,500 +2.73% 33
West Sussex +2 200 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Wales +1 184 £31,500 +5.00% 22
Gloucestershire -3 182 £35,000 -12.50% 19
Buckinghamshire +2 177 £37,500 +7.14% 29
Cheshire -5 152 £27,500 -12.69% 33
Southampton +9 148 £38,000 -5.00% 15
Kent -2 144 £40,000 - 26

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows.

1 10395 (41.20%) Microsoft
2 9412 (37.31%) Active Directory
3 9312 (36.91%) Windows Server
4 7021 (27.83%) Linux
5 6930 (27.47%) VMware
6 5743 (22.76%) SQL Server
7 5724 (22.69%) SQL
8 4753 (18.84%) ITIL
9 4570 (18.11%) MS Excel
10 4502 (17.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 4481 (17.76%) Finance
12 4335 (17.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 4299 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 3958 (15.69%) MS Exchange
15 3854 (15.28%) Windows 7
16 3728 (14.78%) Cisco
17 3654 (14.48%) Firewall
18 3620 (14.35%) .NET
19 3502 (13.88%) C#
20 3487 (13.82%) MS Office
21 3467 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
22 3121 (12.37%) Citrix
23 2967 (11.76%) Office 365
24 2768 (10.97%) PowerShell
25 2718 (10.77%) DNS
26 2689 (10.66%) Unix
27 2685 (10.64%) Degree
28 2682 (10.63%) Hyper-V
29 2536 (10.05%) TCP/IP
30 2524 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3958 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 2311 (9.16%) IIS
3 1585 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1428 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 1188 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 946 (3.75%) Apache
7 883 (3.50%) Skype for Business
8 734 (2.91%) Tomcat
9 620 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 530 (2.10%) WebSphere
11 433 (1.72%) JBoss
12 381 (1.51%) WebLogic
13 305 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 246 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
15 218 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
16 207 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
17 190 (0.75%) CMS
18 185 (0.73%) Confluence
18 185 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
19 161 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4570 (18.11%) MS Excel
2 3487 (13.82%) MS Office
3 259 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 194 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 75 (0.30%) MS Project
6 59 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 58 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 27 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 23 (0.091%) Camtasia
10 23 (0.091%) Snagit
11 17 (0.067%) InDesign
12 16 (0.063%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 15 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
13 15 (0.059%) FrameMaker
14 13 (0.052%) Simulink
15 12 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
16 11 (0.044%) AutoCAD
16 11 (0.044%) Baselight
17 10 (0.040%) Autodesk Smoke
Business Applications
1 203 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 37 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 33 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 31 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
7 30 (0.12%) RMDS
8 27 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 24 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
10 23 (0.091%) assyst
11 22 (0.087%) Magento
12 21 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
13 15 (0.059%) Oracle EBS R12
13 15 (0.059%) SAP ERP
14 14 (0.055%) Bloomberg TOMS
15 13 (0.052%) Eagle PACE
15 13 (0.052%) Visualfiles
16 12 (0.048%) Eikon
16 12 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
16 12 (0.048%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2967 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2294 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1979 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
4 551 (2.18%) SaaS
5 314 (1.24%) IaaS
6 304 (1.21%) PaaS
7 269 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 172 (0.68%) Mimecast
9 140 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 137 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 136 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 133 (0.53%) Amazon S3
13 126 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 102 (0.40%) G Suite
15 76 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 71 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 61 (0.24%) GitHub
18 38 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
19 37 (0.15%) OneDrive
20 36 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3654 (14.48%) Firewall
2 2718 (10.77%) DNS
3 2536 (10.05%) TCP/IP
4 2087 (8.27%) LAN
5 2080 (8.24%) WAN
6 2034 (8.06%) SAN
7 2005 (7.95%) DHCP
8 1601 (6.35%) VPN
9 1014 (4.02%) VoIP
10 1004 (3.98%) Internet
11 812 (3.22%) Network Security
12 715 (2.83%) Wireless
13 714 (2.83%) VLAN
14 560 (2.22%) HTTP
15 515 (2.04%) NAS
16 508 (2.01%) Skype
17 414 (1.64%) SSL
18 400 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
19 374 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
20 335 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5743 (22.76%) SQL Server
2 950 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 922 (3.65%) MySQL
4 728 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 714 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 586 (2.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 549 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 498 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 468 (1.86%) Oracle Database
10 420 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 383 (1.52%) NoSQL
12 306 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 298 (1.18%) MongoDB
14 249 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
15 236 (0.94%) Big Data
16 230 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 225 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
18 181 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
19 164 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
19 164 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 808 (3.20%) Git (software)
2 773 (3.06%) Jenkins
3 730 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 682 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 563 (2.23%) JIRA
6 501 (1.99%) NUnit
7 491 (1.95%) Subversion
8 455 (1.80%) TeamCity
9 398 (1.58%) Selenium
10 371 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
11 347 (1.38%) Moq
12 323 (1.28%) MSTest
13 286 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
14 260 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 172 (0.68%) Maven
16 163 (0.65%) Hudson
17 135 (0.54%) JUnit
18 132 (0.52%) MSBuild
19 131 (0.52%) Cucumber
20 126 (0.50%) Ant
General
1 4481 (17.76%) Finance
2 1421 (5.63%) Banking
3 1017 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 728 (2.89%) Retail
5 622 (2.47%) Law
6 599 (2.37%) Legal
7 477 (1.89%) Marketing
8 347 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 322 (1.28%) Games
10 295 (1.17%) Back Office
11 284 (1.13%) Advertising
12 223 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 223 (0.88%) Publishing
13 188 (0.75%) Electronics
14 162 (0.64%) German Language
15 160 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 148 (0.59%) French Language
17 139 (0.55%) Front Office
18 87 (0.34%) Automotive
19 79 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4648 (18.42%) Analyst
2 3330 (13.20%) Developer
3 3194 (12.66%) Support Engineer
4 2370 (9.39%) Support Analyst
5 2089 (8.28%) IT Support
6 1931 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1519 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 1479 (5.86%) Administrator
9 1385 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
10 1364 (5.41%) .NET Developer
11 1272 (5.04%) C# Developer
12 1262 (5.00%) IT Engineer
13 1136 (4.50%) Applications Support
14 1118 (4.43%) Service Analyst
15 1049 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
16 999 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 979 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
18 973 (3.86%) Consultant
19 914 (3.62%) IT Analyst
20 903 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3620 (14.35%) .NET
2 1726 (6.84%) HTML
3 1649 (6.54%) Web Services
4 1555 (6.16%) ASP.NET
5 1229 (4.87%) CSS
6 1134 (4.50%) XML
7 855 (3.39%) jQuery
8 853 (3.38%) .NET Framework
9 814 (3.23%) WCF
10 770 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
11 747 (2.96%) WinForms
12 737 (2.92%) WPF
13 553 (2.19%) AngularJS
14 495 (1.96%) HTML5
15 493 (1.95%) Middleware
16 468 (1.86%) SOAP
17 417 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
18 374 (1.48%) JSON
19 348 (1.38%) REST
20 335 (1.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1628 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 1543 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 1354 (5.37%) Computer Science
4 860 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 666 (2.64%) Clustering
6 642 (2.54%) Blackberry
7 569 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 549 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 403 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 380 (1.51%) iPad
11 377 (1.49%) Replication
12 360 (1.43%) iPhone
13 347 (1.38%) User Experience
14 343 (1.36%) Mathematics
15 324 (1.28%) Mobile App
16 292 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
17 290 (1.15%) Hedge funds
18 235 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
19 228 (0.90%) Public Cloud
20 227 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9312 (36.91%) Windows Server
2 7021 (27.83%) Linux
3 4502 (17.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 4335 (17.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 3854 (15.28%) Windows 7
6 2689 (10.66%) Unix
7 1744 (6.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 1660 (6.58%) Windows 10
9 1514 (6.00%) Windows 8
10 917 (3.63%) Android
11 829 (3.29%) Mac OS X
12 806 (3.19%) Windows XP
13 799 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 738 (2.93%) Apple iOS
15 554 (2.20%) CentOS
16 449 (1.78%) Solaris
17 283 (1.12%) Mac OS
18 282 (1.12%) Ubuntu
19 221 (0.88%) Windows Phone
20 184 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4753 (18.84%) ITIL
2 3467 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1560 (6.18%) DevOps
4 1403 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1355 (5.37%) Software Engineering
6 1314 (5.21%) MVC
7 1233 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
8 1112 (4.41%) TDD
9 1108 (4.39%) Service Management
10 1064 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 1036 (4.11%) Service Delivery
12 998 (3.96%) Mentoring
13 965 (3.83%) Project Management
14 881 (3.49%) Configuration Management
15 851 (3.37%) OO
16 850 (3.37%) Migration
17 846 (3.35%) Information Security
18 782 (3.10%) SDLC
19 734 (2.91%) High Availability
20 721 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5724 (22.69%) SQL
2 3502 (13.88%) C#
3 2768 (10.97%) PowerShell
4 2047 (8.11%) Java
5 1957 (7.76%) JavaScript
6 1732 (6.87%) Python
7 1614 (6.40%) C++
8 1033 (4.09%) C
9 858 (3.40%) Bash Shell
10 853 (3.38%) Perl
11 846 (3.35%) T-SQL
12 577 (2.29%) PHP
12 577 (2.29%) Ruby
13 567 (2.25%) Shell Script
14 550 (2.18%) VB
15 547 (2.17%) VB.NET
16 329 (1.30%) VBScript
17 233 (0.92%) PL/SQL
18 123 (0.49%) VBA
19 109 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2685 (10.64%) Degree
2 2524 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1555 (6.16%) MCSE
4 1393 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1182 (4.69%) CCNA
6 1171 (4.64%) Security Cleared
7 964 (3.82%) MCSA
8 746 (2.96%) MCP
9 704 (2.79%) SC Cleared
10 630 (2.50%) MCITP
11 621 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 474 (1.88%) CCNP
13 453 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 451 (1.79%) CISSP
15 369 (1.46%) DV Cleared
16 275 (1.09%) ISEB
17 231 (0.92%) CEH
18 188 (0.75%) ISTQB
19 185 (0.73%) CISM
20 170 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1795 (7.12%) SLA
2 725 (2.87%) QA
3 405 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 348 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 83 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 63 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 58 (0.23%) HL7
8 38 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 38 (0.15%) MiFID
9 36 (0.14%) GCP
10 35 (0.14%) COBIT
10 35 (0.14%) DICOM
11 22 (0.087%) WAI
12 21 (0.083%) MISRA
13 18 (0.071%) SSAE 16
14 15 (0.059%) HIPAA
15 14 (0.055%) FISMA
16 13 (0.052%) ISO 9000
16 13 (0.052%) JTAG
17 12 (0.048%) GAMP
System Software
1 9412 (37.31%) Active Directory
2 4299 (17.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2682 (10.63%) Hyper-V
4 1143 (4.53%) vSphere
5 949 (3.76%) XenApp
6 469 (1.86%) VMware ESX
7 446 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 380 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
9 327 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
10 295 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
11 290 (1.15%) Docker
12 262 (1.04%) Terminal Services
13 258 (1.02%) XenServer
14 204 (0.81%) Xen
15 180 (0.71%) Firmware
16 176 (0.70%) vCloud
17 164 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
18 151 (0.60%) NFS
19 147 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
20 145 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1849 (7.33%) SCCM
2 1173 (4.65%) Puppet
3 914 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
4 731 (2.90%) SCOM
5 581 (2.30%) Ansible
6 357 (1.42%) WSUS
7 332 (1.32%) Nagios
8 290 (1.15%) Backup Exec
9 235 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 205 (0.81%) NetBackup
11 181 (0.72%) Nessus
12 155 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
13 143 (0.57%) Tivoli
14 138 (0.55%) AirWatch
15 100 (0.40%) Terraform
16 95 (0.38%) Nmap
17 92 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
18 88 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
19 86 (0.34%) Salt
20 83 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10395 (41.20%) Microsoft
2 6930 (27.47%) VMware
3 3728 (14.78%) Cisco
4 3121 (12.37%) Citrix
5 1959 (7.77%) Oracle
6 1555 (6.16%) HP
7 1070 (4.24%) Red Hat
8 842 (3.34%) Apple
9 795 (3.15%) NetApp
10 648 (2.57%) Dell
11 577 (2.29%) EMC
12 535 (2.12%) IBM
13 520 (2.06%) Juniper
14 494 (1.96%) CheckPoint
15 419 (1.66%) Google
16 396 (1.57%) Symantec
17 393 (1.56%) Veeam
18 359 (1.42%) Avaya
19 316 (1.25%) F5
20 306 (1.21%) SolarWinds
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