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 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18722 18020 19615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.73% 16.31% 15.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.27% 60.09% 59.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15935 15272 16994
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31590 29987 33208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.55% 27.14% 26.64%
Number of salaries quoted 26362 25128 28613
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 17704 £40,000 +2.56% 1862
London +3 7294 £45,000 - 642
South East -2 4112 £37,500 -2.59% 422
City of London +1 1690 £47,500 - 211
East of England -2 1577 £37,500 - 169
Yorkshire +1 1228 £35,000 +14.75% 135
North West 0 1072 £33,500 +3.07% 164
Berkshire -2 1020 £40,000 +6.66% 108
Hampshire 0 910 £35,000 -10.25% 89
South West -4 887 £32,500 -7.14% 141
Surrey 0 869 £38,500 +2.66% 67
West Yorkshire +1 837 £35,000 +15.70% 88
West Midlands -1 757 £35,000 - 93
East Midlands -1 727 £40,000 +14.28% 63
Manchester 0 614 £34,000 +4.61% 88
Leeds +3 600 £35,000 +12.90% 54
Scotland -4 455 £37,500 +11.94% 61
Hertfordshire -2 416 £34,000 -2.85% 31
Reading -3 383 £38,000 +1.33% 46
Buckinghamshire -1 370 £40,000 - 34
West Sussex +1 369 £40,000 +2.56% 23
Cambridgeshire -5 350 £37,500 - 57
Essex +2 321 £45,000 +20.00% 21
Bedfordshire -2 316 £40,000 - 40
Cheshire +2 295 £32,500 -5.79% 52
Birmingham +1 285 £37,500 +4.16% 23
Cambridge -5 271 £37,500 -5.06% 42
Bristol +1 265 £34,000 -2.85% 50
Oxfordshire -10 242 £35,000 -6.66% 54
Kent -3 219 £40,000 - 26

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14663 (41.16%) Microsoft
2 10850 (30.46%) Active Directory
3 10146 (28.48%) SQL
4 10039 (28.18%) SQL Server
5 8974 (25.19%) VMware
6 8927 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 7941 (22.29%) Linux
8 7579 (21.28%) MS Excel
9 7280 (20.44%) .NET
10 6705 (18.82%) C#
11 6527 (18.32%) Finance
12 6281 (17.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 6202 (17.41%) MS Exchange
14 5652 (15.87%) ITIL
15 5574 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 5253 (14.75%) Citrix
17 5027 (14.11%) Windows 7
18 4942 (13.87%) Degree
19 4825 (13.54%) MS Office
20 4799 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
21 4756 (13.35%) UNIX
22 4466 (12.54%) Cisco
23 4421 (12.41%) Firewall
24 4098 (11.50%) TCP/IP
25 4025 (11.30%) DNS
26 3853 (10.82%) Oracle
27 3803 (10.68%) SAN
28 3612 (10.14%) IIS
29 3595 (10.09%) Windows XP
30 3594 (10.09%) ASP.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6202 (17.41%) MS Exchange
2 3612 (10.14%) IIS
3 3116 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2882 (8.09%) SharePoint
5 1779 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1474 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1389 (3.90%) Apache
8 1043 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1033 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 976 (2.74%) Lync
11 829 (2.33%) Tomcat
12 573 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 513 (1.44%) WebSphere
14 442 (1.24%) WebLogic
15 426 (1.20%) CMS
16 379 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
17 336 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
18 328 (0.92%) IBM Notes
19 283 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
20 230 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7579 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 4825 (13.54%) MS Office
3 441 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 361 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 222 (0.62%) MS Project
6 176 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 89 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 79 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 48 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 36 (0.10%) Fireworks
11 34 (0.095%) PowerPivot
12 30 (0.084%) Acrobat
13 28 (0.079%) InDesign
14 23 (0.065%) FastStats
15 17 (0.048%) Mingle
16 16 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
16 16 (0.045%) AutoCAD
17 14 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
18 11 (0.031%) RoboHelp
18 11 (0.031%) Maya
Business Applications
1 405 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 62 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 62 (0.17%) Magento
4 55 (0.15%) assyst
5 53 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 53 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 49 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 41 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 38 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 36 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
10 32 (0.090%) SAP Business One
11 31 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 29 (0.081%) Temenos T24
13 27 (0.076%) Oracle 11i
13 27 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 27 (0.076%) Misys Opics
14 26 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
14 26 (0.073%) HFM
14 26 (0.073%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 781 (2.19%) Office 365
2 726 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 541 (1.52%) SaaS
4 395 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 237 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 193 (0.54%) IaaS
7 101 (0.28%) PaaS
8 93 (0.26%) Google Apps
9 82 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 55 (0.15%) GitHub
11 46 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
12 20 (0.056%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (0.051%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.034%) Route 53
15 10 (0.028%) Heroku
16 9 (0.025%) Joyent
17 7 (0.020%) Basecamp
18 5 (0.014%) IBM SmartCloud
19 3 (0.008%) Taleo
20 2 (0.006%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 4421 (12.41%) Firewall
2 4098 (11.50%) TCP/IP
3 4025 (11.30%) DNS
4 3803 (10.68%) SAN
5 2707 (7.60%) LAN
6 2627 (7.37%) WAN
7 2554 (7.17%) DHCP
8 2263 (6.35%) VPN
9 1806 (5.07%) Internet
10 985 (2.77%) VoIP
11 949 (2.66%) NAS
12 913 (2.56%) Wireless
13 763 (2.14%) HTTP
14 660 (1.85%) VLAN
15 633 (1.78%) SSL
16 612 (1.72%) Network Security
17 507 (1.42%) LDAP
18 460 (1.29%) FTP
19 458 (1.29%) SMTP
20 434 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10039 (28.18%) SQL Server
2 2391 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1763 (4.95%) MySQL
4 1586 (4.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1249 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 1198 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1064 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1025 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 997 (2.80%) Oracle Database
10 563 (1.58%) RDBMS
11 520 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 498 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 396 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 393 (1.10%) DB2
15 373 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
16 311 (0.87%) NoSQL
17 256 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
18 248 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
19 230 (0.65%) MongoDB
20 219 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1663 (4.67%) Visual Studio
2 998 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 998 (2.80%) NUnit
3 859 (2.41%) Subversion
4 652 (1.83%) Rhino Mocks
5 624 (1.75%) Moq
6 590 (1.66%) Git (software)
7 540 (1.52%) MSTest
8 485 (1.36%) JIRA
9 406 (1.14%) Selenium
10 322 (0.90%) Jenkins
11 279 (0.78%) Eclipse
12 238 (0.67%) TeamCity
13 229 (0.64%) Maven
14 221 (0.62%) Hudson
15 217 (0.61%) JUnit
16 214 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 182 (0.51%) MSI
18 176 (0.49%) Ant
19 161 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 6527 (18.32%) Finance
2 1593 (4.47%) Banking
3 1236 (3.47%) Retail
4 1229 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 933 (2.62%) Law
6 851 (2.39%) Legal
7 712 (2.00%) Marketing
8 562 (1.58%) Back Office
9 498 (1.40%) Games
10 474 (1.33%) Front Office
11 394 (1.11%) Advertising
12 390 (1.09%) Manufacturing
13 386 (1.08%) Investment Banking
14 384 (1.08%) Financial Institution
15 247 (0.69%) Publishing
16 246 (0.69%) Electronics
17 194 (0.54%) French Language
18 193 (0.54%) German Language
19 133 (0.37%) Automotive
20 131 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6933 (19.46%) Developer
2 5876 (16.49%) Analyst
3 3399 (9.54%) Support Engineer
4 3061 (8.59%) Support Analyst
5 2266 (6.36%) Administrator
6 2130 (5.98%) .NET Developer
7 1930 (5.42%) Consultant
8 1608 (4.51%) C# Developer
9 1561 (4.38%) IT Support
10 1495 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1471 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 1372 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
13 1284 (3.60%) Architect
14 1272 (3.57%) Software Developer
15 1263 (3.55%) Software Engineer
16 1212 (3.40%) Applications Support
17 1205 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
18 1170 (3.28%) Senior Developer
19 1151 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
20 1129 (3.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7280 (20.44%) .NET
2 3594 (10.09%) ASP.NET
3 3098 (8.70%) HTML
4 2673 (7.50%) Web Services
5 2482 (6.97%) XML
6 2254 (6.33%) CSS
7 2123 (5.96%) WCF
8 1855 (5.21%) WPF
9 1775 (4.98%) .NET Framework
10 1759 (4.94%) WinForms
11 1565 (4.39%) jQuery
12 1433 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 889 (2.50%) HTML5
14 844 (2.37%) Ajax
15 702 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 694 (1.95%) Middleware
17 682 (1.91%) SOAP
18 621 (1.74%) J2EE
19 587 (1.65%) XSLT
20 538 (1.51%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2370 (6.65%) Blackberry
2 2156 (6.05%) Computer Science
3 1600 (4.49%) Clustering
4 966 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 904 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 818 (2.30%) Replication
7 813 (2.28%) Mobile App
8 641 (1.80%) Mathematics
9 637 (1.79%) Open Source
10 600 (1.68%) Client/Server
11 502 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
11 502 (1.41%) Hedge funds
12 459 (1.29%) iPhone
13 357 (1.00%) iPad
13 357 (1.00%) Thin Client
13 357 (1.00%) Fat Client
14 298 (0.84%) N-Tier
15 281 (0.79%) Derivative
16 279 (0.78%) Statistics
17 226 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8927 (25.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 7941 (22.29%) Linux
3 6281 (17.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 5027 (14.11%) Windows 7
5 4756 (13.35%) UNIX
6 3595 (10.09%) Windows XP
7 3183 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 1701 (4.78%) Android
9 1679 (4.71%) Windows 8
10 1434 (4.03%) Apple iOS
11 1112 (3.12%) Solaris
12 999 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 792 (2.22%) Windows Vista
14 781 (2.19%) Mac OS X
15 608 (1.71%) AIX
16 523 (1.47%) Windows Phone
17 473 (1.33%) CentOS
18 467 (1.31%) Windows 2000
19 439 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
20 362 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5652 (15.87%) ITIL
2 2292 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2266 (6.36%) Software Engineering
4 2193 (6.16%) MVC
5 2024 (5.68%) TDD
6 1973 (5.54%) OO
6 1973 (5.54%) Scrum
7 1935 (5.43%) Project Management
8 1539 (4.32%) Service Delivery
9 1377 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 1254 (3.52%) Migration
11 1219 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
12 1184 (3.32%) Service Management
13 1153 (3.24%) E-Commerce
14 1101 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
15 1060 (2.98%) Problem Management
16 1046 (2.94%) CRM
17 1030 (2.89%) Change Management
18 877 (2.46%) Incident Management
19 849 (2.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10146 (28.48%) SQL
2 6705 (18.82%) C#
3 3430 (9.63%) Java
4 3297 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 2528 (7.10%) C++
6 2250 (6.32%) PowerShell
7 1710 (4.80%) T-SQL
8 1441 (4.05%) Perl
9 1331 (3.74%) C
10 1280 (3.59%) VB.NET
11 1214 (3.41%) PHP
12 1186 (3.33%) Python
13 1089 (3.06%) VB
14 631 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 631 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 630 (1.77%) VBScript
16 557 (1.56%) Ruby
17 466 (1.31%) PL/SQL
18 411 (1.15%) Objective-C
19 292 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4942 (13.87%) Degree
2 4799 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 2709 (7.60%) MCSE
4 1672 (4.69%) MCP
5 1626 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1532 (4.30%) MCITP
7 1487 (4.17%) Security Cleared
8 1369 (3.84%) CCNA
9 1154 (3.24%) MCSA
10 990 (2.78%) MCTS
11 969 (2.72%) SC Cleared
12 797 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 615 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
14 531 (1.49%) CCNP
15 491 (1.38%) MCSD
16 425 (1.19%) MCAD
17 402 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
18 368 (1.03%) DV Cleared
19 353 (0.99%) CISSP
20 307 (0.86%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2068 (5.81%) SLA
2 1413 (3.97%) QA
3 343 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 338 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 285 (0.80%) ISO 9001
6 104 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 79 (0.22%) HL7
8 72 (0.20%) TickIT
9 44 (0.12%) COBIT
10 32 (0.090%) DICOM
11 30 (0.084%) WAI
12 21 (0.059%) ISO 9000
13 19 (0.053%) GPG13
14 18 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 17 (0.048%) HIPAA
16 16 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 13 (0.036%) DO-178B
17 13 (0.036%) BS7799
18 9 (0.025%) GAMP
19 8 (0.022%) GCP
System Software
1 10850 (30.46%) Active Directory
2 5574 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2561 (7.19%) Hyper-V
4 1777 (4.99%) vSphere
5 1770 (4.97%) XenApp
6 1168 (3.28%) VMware ESX
7 851 (2.39%) XenDesktop
8 722 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
9 648 (1.82%) Terminal Services
10 521 (1.46%) XenServer
11 418 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 257 (0.72%) Xen
13 194 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 188 (0.53%) UAG
15 179 (0.50%) ISA Server
16 175 (0.49%) KVM
17 171 (0.48%) vCloud
18 170 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
19 166 (0.47%) NFS
20 160 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2000 (5.61%) SCCM
2 1047 (2.94%) SCOM
3 792 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 636 (1.79%) WSUS
5 579 (1.63%) NetBackup
6 549 (1.54%) Puppet
7 443 (1.24%) Nagios
8 442 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
9 379 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
10 256 (0.72%) Tivoli
11 224 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
12 174 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 167 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 156 (0.44%) ARCserve
15 137 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 132 (0.37%) HP SIM
17 130 (0.36%) Data Guard
18 117 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
18 117 (0.33%) SCVMM
19 111 (0.31%) Cacti
Vendors
1 14663 (41.16%) Microsoft
2 8974 (25.19%) VMware
3 5253 (14.75%) Citrix
4 4466 (12.54%) Cisco
5 3853 (10.82%) Oracle
6 2802 (7.87%) HP
7 1363 (3.83%) Red Hat
8 1329 (3.73%) Symantec
9 1191 (3.34%) NetApp
10 1123 (3.15%) IBM
11 1021 (2.87%) Dell
12 1010 (2.84%) EMC
13 857 (2.41%) Apple
14 670 (1.88%) Juniper
15 668 (1.88%) CheckPoint
16 536 (1.50%) SAP
17 522 (1.47%) McAfee
18 471 (1.32%) JBoss
19 437 (1.23%) Lotus
20 390 (1.09%) Sybase
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + basic + shift allowance of £5k
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: (DOE) plus exceptional benefits
Posted: 53 minutes ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 54 minutes ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
H&R Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
H&R Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottinghamshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £20k (Dependent on Experience)
Posted: 1 hour ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £20000 to £24000 per annum - Overtime
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago