The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18716 17655 19205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.91% 16.22% 16.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.50% 59.30% 59.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15841 15056 16601
Average salary £38,500 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.28% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31457 29771 32333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.73% 27.34% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 26318 25227 27708
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 24 July 2014 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 July 2014. 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 0 17623 £39,000 -1.26% 2141
London +3 7073 £45,000 -2.17% 788
South East -2 4411 £37,500 - 465
City of London +2 1750 £47,500 -5.00% 246
East of England +1 1465 £40,000 +6.66% 179
Berkshire +1 1182 £37,500 -6.25% 117
North West 0 1141 £33,014 +1.58% 158
South West -1 1084 £32,500 -2.98% 165
Yorkshire -2 1078 £33,000 +4.76% 139
Hampshire 0 1002 £37,500 +7.14% 108
Surrey -6 936 £37,500 -2.59% 72
West Midlands -2 765 £35,000 -3.44% 122
West Yorkshire +1 740 £33,000 +1.53% 87
Manchester +1 677 £33,014 -5.67% 83
East Midlands -5 586 £37,500 +7.14% 85
Leeds +2 557 £35,000 +16.66% 61
Reading -2 470 £39,500 +5.33% 40
Hertfordshire -1 452 £35,500 +9.23% 49
Scotland -3 443 £37,000 -1.33% 81
Buckinghamshire -1 374 £37,500 +7.14% 39
Cambridgeshire -3 359 £37,500 - 60
Essex -1 303 £42,500 - 22
Cheshire -2 298 £33,500 +13.55% 38
Southampton 0 282 £31,500 -7.35% 27
Cambridge -1 271 £37,500 - 39
West Sussex -3 271 £35,000 -11.39% 29
Birmingham -3 266 £36,740 -2.02% 44
Bristol -1 265 £34,000 -2.85% 42
Kent 0 256 £37,500 -6.25% 31
Oxfordshire -5 241 £32,730 -17.14% 42

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 15191 (40.62%) Microsoft
2 11676 (31.22%) Active Directory
3 10202 (27.28%) SQL
4 10109 (27.03%) SQL Server
5 9637 (25.77%) VMware
6 9104 (24.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 8728 (23.34%) Linux
8 8070 (21.58%) MS Excel
9 6949 (18.58%) .NET
10 6673 (17.84%) MS Exchange
11 6665 (17.82%) Finance
12 6348 (16.97%) C#
13 6071 (16.23%) ITIL
14 6035 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5990 (16.02%) Windows Server 2003
16 5652 (15.11%) Windows 7
17 5647 (15.10%) Citrix
18 5418 (14.49%) MS Office
19 5208 (13.92%) Degree
20 4920 (13.15%) Cisco
21 4906 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
22 4684 (12.52%) Firewall
23 4646 (12.42%) UNIX
24 4394 (11.75%) DNS
25 4393 (11.75%) TCP/IP
26 4108 (10.98%) Oracle
27 4101 (10.96%) SAN
28 3983 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
29 3746 (10.02%) IIS
30 3600 (9.63%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 6673 (17.84%) MS Exchange
2 3746 (10.02%) IIS
3 3295 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2844 (7.60%) SharePoint
5 1887 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1404 (3.75%) Apache
7 1374 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1228 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1155 (3.09%) Lync
10 1065 (2.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 974 (2.60%) Tomcat
12 515 (1.38%) WebSphere
13 508 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 440 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
14 440 (1.18%) CMS
15 438 (1.17%) WebLogic
16 426 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
17 322 (0.86%) IBM Notes
18 321 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
19 210 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8070 (21.58%) MS Excel
2 5418 (14.49%) MS Office
3 468 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 320 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 210 (0.56%) MS Project
6 198 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 101 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 85 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 50 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 47 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 42 (0.11%) InDesign
12 28 (0.075%) FastStats
13 26 (0.070%) Fireworks
14 25 (0.067%) SPSS
15 19 (0.051%) Acrobat
16 15 (0.040%) AutoCAD
17 10 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
18 9 (0.024%) Quicktime
19 8 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
20 7 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 382 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 91 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 80 (0.21%) Fredhopper
4 71 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 67 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 64 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 58 (0.16%) Magento
8 56 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 55 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 54 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 52 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 51 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
12 51 (0.14%) assyst
13 36 (0.096%) Maximo
14 33 (0.088%) Oracle CRM
15 29 (0.078%) RMDS
16 28 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
17 27 (0.072%) HFM
18 26 (0.070%) Temenos T24
18 26 (0.070%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1070 (2.86%) Office 365
2 994 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 593 (1.59%) SaaS
4 495 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
5 279 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 250 (0.67%) IaaS
7 185 (0.49%) PaaS
8 129 (0.34%) Google Apps
9 120 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 82 (0.22%) GitHub
11 43 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
12 37 (0.099%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.053%) Heroku
14 19 (0.051%) Trello
15 17 (0.045%) Amazon ELB
16 13 (0.035%) Joyent
17 9 (0.024%) CloudFront
18 8 (0.021%) Route 53
18 8 (0.021%) Basecamp
19 6 (0.016%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4684 (12.52%) Firewall
2 4394 (11.75%) DNS
3 4393 (11.75%) TCP/IP
4 4101 (10.96%) SAN
5 2887 (7.72%) LAN
6 2853 (7.63%) DHCP
7 2759 (7.38%) WAN
8 2302 (6.15%) VPN
9 2002 (5.35%) Internet
10 1097 (2.93%) VoIP
11 1071 (2.86%) NAS
12 915 (2.45%) Wireless
13 905 (2.42%) HTTP
14 777 (2.08%) Network Security
15 677 (1.81%) VLAN
16 624 (1.67%) SSL
17 576 (1.54%) LDAP
18 485 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
19 483 (1.29%) SMTP
20 477 (1.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10109 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 2258 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1852 (4.95%) MySQL
4 1391 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 1300 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 1088 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1073 (2.87%) Oracle Database
8 1071 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 938 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 638 (1.71%) RDBMS
11 458 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
12 422 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 413 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
14 398 (1.06%) DB2
15 330 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
16 322 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
17 293 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
18 281 (0.75%) NoSQL
19 253 (0.68%) MongoDB
20 244 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1462 (3.91%) Visual Studio
2 1023 (2.74%) Subversion
3 942 (2.52%) NUnit
4 910 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 691 (1.85%) Git (software)
6 627 (1.68%) Rhino Mocks
7 567 (1.52%) Moq
8 515 (1.38%) JIRA
9 481 (1.29%) MSTest
10 475 (1.27%) Selenium
11 411 (1.10%) Jenkins
12 326 (0.87%) TeamCity
13 286 (0.76%) Eclipse
14 267 (0.71%) Maven
15 224 (0.60%) MSI
16 213 (0.57%) Ant
17 207 (0.55%) JUnit
18 173 (0.46%) WebDriver
19 168 (0.45%) Hudson
20 144 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6665 (17.82%) Finance
2 1620 (4.33%) Banking
3 1361 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1273 (3.40%) Retail
5 1051 (2.81%) Law
6 948 (2.53%) Legal
7 755 (2.02%) Marketing
8 508 (1.36%) Back Office
9 437 (1.17%) Advertising
10 436 (1.17%) Games
11 427 (1.14%) Front Office
12 411 (1.10%) Investment Banking
13 401 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 392 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 325 (0.87%) Electronics
16 259 (0.69%) Publishing
17 243 (0.65%) French Language
18 217 (0.58%) German Language
19 135 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
20 134 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 6760 (18.07%) Developer
2 6645 (17.77%) Analyst
3 3852 (10.30%) Support Engineer
4 3453 (9.23%) Support Analyst
5 2226 (5.95%) Administrator
6 2030 (5.43%) .NET Developer
7 1805 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1764 (4.72%) IT Support
9 1753 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 1727 (4.62%) Consultant
11 1471 (3.93%) C# Developer
12 1349 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
13 1324 (3.54%) Applications Support
14 1318 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
15 1274 (3.41%) Technical Support
16 1270 (3.40%) Architect
17 1257 (3.36%) Software Engineer
18 1223 (3.27%) Software Developer
19 1135 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
20 1128 (3.02%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6949 (18.58%) .NET
2 3518 (9.41%) ASP.NET
3 3256 (8.71%) HTML
4 2506 (6.70%) Web Services
5 2424 (6.48%) XML
6 2195 (5.87%) CSS
7 2036 (5.44%) WCF
8 1725 (4.61%) WPF
9 1627 (4.35%) .NET Framework
10 1608 (4.30%) WinForms
11 1538 (4.11%) jQuery
12 1443 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 858 (2.29%) HTML5
14 741 (1.98%) Ajax
15 622 (1.66%) SOAP
16 589 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 565 (1.51%) Middleware
18 546 (1.46%) J2EE
19 537 (1.44%) JSON
20 535 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2303 (6.16%) Computer Science
2 2242 (5.99%) Blackberry
3 1558 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1128 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 914 (2.44%) Replication
6 733 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 700 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 653 (1.75%) Mathematics
9 617 (1.65%) Open Source
10 608 (1.63%) Client/Server
11 560 (1.50%) Hedge funds
12 498 (1.33%) iPhone
13 445 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
14 358 (0.96%) iPad
15 342 (0.91%) Fat Client
15 342 (0.91%) Thin Client
16 309 (0.83%) Statistics
17 268 (0.72%) PKI
18 229 (0.61%) N-Tier
19 227 (0.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9104 (24.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 8728 (23.34%) Linux
3 5990 (16.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 5652 (15.11%) Windows 7
5 4646 (12.42%) UNIX
6 3983 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3564 (9.53%) Windows XP
8 1975 (5.28%) Windows 8
9 1699 (4.54%) Android
10 1361 (3.64%) Apple iOS
11 1222 (3.27%) Solaris
12 1129 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 839 (2.24%) Mac OS X
14 762 (2.04%) Windows Vista
15 605 (1.62%) AIX
16 525 (1.40%) Windows Phone
17 443 (1.18%) Windows 2000
18 432 (1.16%) CentOS
19 401 (1.07%) Ubuntu
20 363 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6071 (16.23%) ITIL
2 2239 (5.99%) MVC
3 2225 (5.95%) Software Engineering
4 2106 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1928 (5.15%) Project Management
6 1917 (5.13%) TDD
7 1914 (5.12%) OO
8 1783 (4.77%) Scrum
9 1492 (3.99%) Service Delivery
10 1410 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 1329 (3.55%) E-Commerce
12 1252 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
13 1214 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
14 1183 (3.16%) Migration
15 1141 (3.05%) Service Management
16 1049 (2.80%) Change Management
17 1024 (2.74%) Problem Management
18 1012 (2.71%) Incident Management
19 999 (2.67%) CRM
20 856 (2.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10202 (27.28%) SQL
2 6348 (16.97%) C#
3 3600 (9.63%) Java
4 3332 (8.91%) JavaScript
5 2529 (6.76%) C++
6 2297 (6.14%) PowerShell
7 1674 (4.48%) T-SQL
8 1544 (4.13%) Perl
9 1426 (3.81%) Python
10 1424 (3.81%) C
11 1189 (3.18%) VB.NET
12 1166 (3.12%) PHP
13 1150 (3.07%) VB
14 858 (2.29%) Bash Shell
15 746 (1.99%) Shell Script
16 706 (1.89%) VBScript
17 633 (1.69%) Ruby
18 495 (1.32%) PL/SQL
19 354 (0.95%) Objective-C
20 294 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5208 (13.92%) Degree
2 4906 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 2876 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1816 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1747 (4.67%) Security Cleared
6 1659 (4.44%) MCITP
7 1551 (4.15%) MCP
8 1523 (4.07%) CCNA
9 1287 (3.44%) MCSA
10 1198 (3.20%) SC Cleared
11 921 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 859 (2.30%) MCTS
13 652 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
14 568 (1.52%) CCNP
15 458 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
16 438 (1.17%) DV Cleared
17 404 (1.08%) CISSP
18 370 (0.99%) ISEB
19 337 (0.90%) MCSD
20 330 (0.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2134 (5.71%) SLA
2 1331 (3.56%) QA
3 421 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 418 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 305 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 147 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 86 (0.23%) COBIT
8 54 (0.14%) HL7
9 53 (0.14%) TickIT
10 35 (0.094%) WAI
11 28 (0.075%) ISO 9000
12 20 (0.053%) EMIR
13 18 (0.048%) DICOM
14 15 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
14 15 (0.040%) UCITS
15 14 (0.037%) DO-178B
15 14 (0.037%) HIPAA
16 12 (0.032%) ISO 8583
17 10 (0.027%) Data Quality
17 10 (0.027%) BS7799
System Software
1 11676 (31.22%) Active Directory
2 6035 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2810 (7.51%) Hyper-V
4 1839 (4.92%) XenApp
5 1763 (4.71%) vSphere
6 1223 (3.27%) VMware ESX
7 916 (2.45%) XenDesktop
8 776 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
9 520 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 517 (1.38%) XenServer
11 463 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 282 (0.75%) Xen
13 255 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
14 246 (0.66%) NFS
15 216 (0.58%) UAG
16 213 (0.57%) ISA Server
17 198 (0.53%) KVM
18 193 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 184 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
20 162 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2134 (5.71%) SCCM
2 917 (2.45%) SCOM
3 916 (2.45%) Backup Exec
4 611 (1.63%) WSUS
5 599 (1.60%) Puppet
6 523 (1.40%) NetBackup
7 472 (1.26%) Nagios
8 466 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
9 420 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 267 (0.71%) Tivoli
11 193 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 182 (0.49%) Data Guard
13 177 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
14 143 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
15 142 (0.38%) OpenView
16 136 (0.36%) ZABBIX
17 134 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 126 (0.34%) ARCserve
19 125 (0.33%) SCVMM
20 121 (0.32%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 15191 (40.62%) Microsoft
2 9637 (25.77%) VMware
3 5647 (15.10%) Citrix
4 4920 (13.15%) Cisco
5 4108 (10.98%) Oracle
6 2931 (7.84%) HP
7 1479 (3.95%) Red Hat
8 1353 (3.62%) Symantec
9 1273 (3.40%) NetApp
10 1108 (2.96%) Dell
11 1095 (2.93%) EMC
12 1069 (2.86%) Apple
13 1062 (2.84%) IBM
14 815 (2.18%) Juniper
15 758 (2.03%) CheckPoint
16 511 (1.37%) JBoss
17 463 (1.24%) SAP
18 461 (1.23%) McAfee
19 413 (1.10%) Google
20 411 (1.10%) Lotus
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 per annum
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London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + BONUS
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: Great Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Capita
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Posted: 12 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits/Bonus
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