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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18633 17244 19339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.33% 16.20% 16.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.84% 59.37% 58.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15451 14836 16599
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
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 £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%

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
30626 29043 32803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 27.28% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25310 24821 28043
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +2 17539 £38,500 -3.75% 2186
London +4 7034 £45,000 - 759
South East 0 4281 £35,250 -6.00% 490
City of London +4 1676 £47,500 -5.00% 265
East of England 0 1382 £37,200 -0.80% 180
Berkshire 0 1153 £35,750 -10.62% 108
North West 0 1110 £34,500 -1.42% 197
South West -2 1101 £32,500 -4.41% 181
Yorkshire -1 1070 £33,000 +1.53% 151
Hampshire 0 1059 £37,500 +7.14% 112
West Midlands 0 935 £35,000 - 120
Surrey 0 922 £39,500 +5.33% 111
West Yorkshire +1 770 £32,500 -4.41% 87
East Midlands -5 608 £35,000 - 67
Manchester 0 571 £34,500 -1.42% 112
Leeds +1 542 £35,000 - 48
Scotland 0 524 £37,000 +5.71% 71
Reading -3 469 £35,000 -17.64% 47
Hertfordshire +4 455 £35,000 +7.69% 48
Cambridgeshire 0 418 £37,500 - 64
Birmingham +1 367 £37,500 -10.71% 37
Cheshire 0 350 £35,000 +7.69% 56
Buckinghamshire -3 303 £30,000 -20.00% 47
Bristol -1 298 £32,500 -7.14% 49
Cambridge -1 292 £37,500 - 44
Edinburgh +10 248 £35,000 +2.94% 21
Southampton 0 242 £31,250 -3.84% 23
Wiltshire +9 241 £29,000 -12.12% 28
Wales +2 239 £32,500 - 54
Basingstoke 0 225 £40,000 -11.11% 18

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15247 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 11987 (31.83%) Active Directory
3 10194 (27.07%) VMware
4 9901 (26.29%) SQL Server
5 9900 (26.29%) SQL
6 9079 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8859 (23.53%) Linux
8 8134 (21.60%) MS Excel
9 6762 (17.96%) Finance
10 6740 (17.90%) MS Exchange
11 6525 (17.33%) .NET
12 6425 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6363 (16.90%) ITIL
14 5913 (15.70%) C#
15 5846 (15.53%) Citrix
16 5819 (15.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 5807 (15.42%) Windows 7
18 5546 (14.73%) MS Office
19 5126 (13.61%) Cisco
20 5038 (13.38%) Degree
21 4874 (12.94%) Firewall
22 4804 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
23 4622 (12.27%) DNS
24 4558 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
25 4497 (11.94%) UNIX
26 4472 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
27 4458 (11.84%) TCP/IP
28 4111 (10.92%) SAN
29 4052 (10.76%) Oracle
30 3798 (10.09%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6740 (17.90%) MS Exchange
2 3798 (10.09%) IIS
3 3280 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2802 (7.44%) SharePoint
5 1926 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1505 (4.00%) Apache
7 1397 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1339 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1232 (3.27%) Lync
10 1080 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1051 (2.79%) Tomcat
12 512 (1.36%) WebSphere
13 472 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
14 426 (1.13%) WebLogic
15 405 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
16 390 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
17 367 (0.97%) CMS
18 308 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
19 299 (0.79%) IBM Notes
20 270 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 8134 (21.60%) MS Excel
2 5546 (14.73%) MS Office
3 467 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 316 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 218 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 181 (0.48%) MS Project
7 108 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 69 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 54 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 44 (0.12%) InDesign
10 44 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 32 (0.085%) Acrobat
12 30 (0.080%) SPSS
12 30 (0.080%) Fireworks
13 21 (0.056%) FastStats
14 15 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
15 11 (0.029%) Mingle
15 11 (0.029%) FrameMaker
16 10 (0.027%) AutoCAD
17 9 (0.024%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 373 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 80 (0.21%) Fredhopper
4 77 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 74 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 71 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 65 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 63 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 61 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
10 56 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 53 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 47 (0.12%) Magento
13 36 (0.096%) RMDS
14 35 (0.093%) assyst
15 31 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
16 28 (0.074%) Markit EDM
17 27 (0.072%) Sophis RISQUE
18 26 (0.069%) Oracle 11i
19 24 (0.064%) SAP Business One
20 23 (0.061%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1185 (3.15%) Office 365
2 1158 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 570 (1.51%) SaaS
4 563 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 299 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 266 (0.71%) IaaS
7 202 (0.54%) PaaS
8 141 (0.37%) GitHub
9 139 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 129 (0.34%) Google Apps
11 55 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 51 (0.14%) Trello
13 36 (0.096%) Rackspace Cloud
14 21 (0.056%) Heroku
15 18 (0.048%) Google App Engine
16 17 (0.045%) Joyent
16 17 (0.045%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (0.035%) Amazon SQS
18 10 (0.027%) CloudFront
18 10 (0.027%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 4874 (12.94%) Firewall
2 4622 (12.27%) DNS
3 4458 (11.84%) TCP/IP
4 4111 (10.92%) SAN
5 3014 (8.00%) DHCP
5 3014 (8.00%) LAN
6 2936 (7.80%) WAN
7 2309 (6.13%) VPN
8 1929 (5.12%) Internet
9 1141 (3.03%) VoIP
10 1017 (2.70%) NAS
11 908 (2.41%) Wireless
12 894 (2.37%) HTTP
13 844 (2.24%) Network Security
14 686 (1.82%) VLAN
15 667 (1.77%) SSL
16 568 (1.51%) LDAP
17 549 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
18 538 (1.43%) MPLS
19 507 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9901 (26.29%) SQL Server
2 2086 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1860 (4.94%) MySQL
4 1255 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1181 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1065 (2.83%) Oracle Database
7 1012 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 955 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 896 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 599 (1.59%) RDBMS
11 408 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
12 390 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 385 (1.02%) DB2
14 376 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 346 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
16 334 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
17 333 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
18 295 (0.78%) MongoDB
19 276 (0.73%) Big Data
20 258 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1389 (3.69%) Visual Studio
2 1071 (2.84%) Subversion
3 931 (2.47%) NUnit
4 906 (2.41%) Git (software)
5 844 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 601 (1.60%) Rhino Mocks
7 534 (1.42%) JIRA
8 504 (1.34%) Selenium
9 496 (1.32%) Moq
9 496 (1.32%) Jenkins
10 453 (1.20%) MSTest
11 425 (1.13%) TeamCity
12 267 (0.71%) Maven
13 260 (0.69%) Eclipse
14 234 (0.62%) Ant
15 216 (0.57%) JUnit
16 201 (0.53%) MSI
17 185 (0.49%) WebDriver
18 183 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
19 147 (0.39%) Hudson
General
1 6762 (17.96%) Finance
2 1686 (4.48%) Banking
3 1462 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 1364 (3.62%) Retail
5 1011 (2.68%) Law
6 932 (2.48%) Legal
7 690 (1.83%) Marketing
8 454 (1.21%) Back Office
9 440 (1.17%) Front Office
10 431 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 421 (1.12%) Games
12 414 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 411 (1.09%) Advertising
14 377 (1.00%) Financial Institution
15 309 (0.82%) Electronics
16 285 (0.76%) French Language
17 282 (0.75%) Publishing
18 205 (0.54%) German Language
19 123 (0.33%) Military
20 119 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6917 (18.37%) Analyst
2 6399 (16.99%) Developer
3 4085 (10.85%) Support Engineer
4 3531 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 2160 (5.74%) Administrator
6 1898 (5.04%) .NET Developer
7 1874 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1848 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 1811 (4.81%) IT Support
10 1663 (4.42%) Consultant
11 1382 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 1381 (3.67%) Applications Support
13 1371 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
14 1327 (3.52%) Architect
15 1285 (3.41%) C# Developer
16 1236 (3.28%) Technical Support
17 1193 (3.17%) Service Analyst
18 1150 (3.05%) Service Desk Analyst
19 1106 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
19 1106 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6525 (17.33%) .NET
2 3337 (8.86%) ASP.NET
3 3323 (8.83%) HTML
4 2388 (6.34%) Web Services
5 2319 (6.16%) CSS
6 2315 (6.15%) XML
7 1803 (4.79%) WCF
8 1552 (4.12%) jQuery
9 1539 (4.09%) .NET Framework
10 1478 (3.93%) WPF
11 1404 (3.73%) WinForms
12 1399 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 915 (2.43%) HTML5
14 755 (2.01%) Ajax
15 585 (1.55%) Middleware
16 577 (1.53%) SOAP
17 573 (1.52%) REST
18 556 (1.48%) JSON
19 523 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 519 (1.38%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2424 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2155 (5.72%) Computer Science
3 2145 (5.70%) Blackberry
4 1588 (4.22%) Clustering
5 1134 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 830 (2.20%) Replication
7 643 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 642 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 629 (1.67%) Open Source
10 626 (1.66%) Mathematics
11 584 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 547 (1.45%) Client/Server
13 543 (1.44%) User Experience
14 523 (1.39%) iPhone
15 402 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
16 359 (0.95%) iPad
17 332 (0.88%) Fat Client
17 332 (0.88%) Thin Client
18 300 (0.80%) Statistics
19 283 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9079 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 8859 (23.53%) Linux
3 5819 (15.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5807 (15.42%) Windows 7
5 4497 (11.94%) UNIX
6 4472 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 3580 (9.51%) Windows XP
8 2164 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 1664 (4.42%) Android
10 1331 (3.53%) Apple iOS
11 1247 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1173 (3.12%) Solaris
13 862 (2.29%) Mac OS X
14 744 (1.98%) Windows Vista
15 638 (1.69%) AIX
16 546 (1.45%) Windows Phone
17 516 (1.37%) Ubuntu
18 479 (1.27%) CentOS
19 443 (1.18%) Windows 2000
20 373 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6363 (16.90%) ITIL
2 4558 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 2249 (5.97%) MVC
4 2000 (5.31%) Software Engineering
5 1921 (5.10%) Project Management
6 1861 (4.94%) OO
7 1810 (4.81%) Scrum
8 1732 (4.60%) TDD
9 1402 (3.72%) Service Delivery
10 1398 (3.71%) E-Commerce
11 1389 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 1316 (3.49%) Mentoring
13 1259 (3.34%) Continuous Integration
14 1156 (3.07%) Service Management
15 1153 (3.06%) Migration
16 1143 (3.04%) Performance Tuning
17 1066 (2.83%) Change Management
18 1007 (2.67%) Incident Management
19 967 (2.57%) CRM
20 939 (2.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9900 (26.29%) SQL
2 5913 (15.70%) C#
3 3391 (9.01%) Java
4 3290 (8.74%) JavaScript
5 2407 (6.39%) C++
6 2308 (6.13%) PowerShell
7 1576 (4.19%) T-SQL
7 1576 (4.19%) Python
8 1536 (4.08%) Perl
9 1296 (3.44%) C
10 1109 (2.95%) VB
11 1077 (2.86%) VB.NET
12 1048 (2.78%) PHP
13 980 (2.60%) Bash Shell
14 756 (2.01%) Ruby
14 756 (2.01%) Shell Script
15 750 (1.99%) VBScript
16 458 (1.22%) PL/SQL
17 320 (0.85%) VBA
18 307 (0.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5038 (13.38%) Degree
2 4804 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2874 (7.63%) MCSE
4 1995 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1874 (4.98%) Security Cleared
6 1653 (4.39%) MCITP
7 1594 (4.23%) CCNA
8 1492 (3.96%) MCP
9 1373 (3.65%) SC Cleared
10 1299 (3.45%) MCSA
11 1059 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 810 (2.15%) MCTS
13 711 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
14 647 (1.72%) CCNP
15 519 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
16 497 (1.32%) DV Cleared
17 422 (1.12%) CISSP
18 418 (1.11%) ISEB
19 382 (1.01%) CCA
20 252 (0.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2197 (5.83%) SLA
2 1201 (3.19%) QA
3 448 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 429 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 307 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 159 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 110 (0.29%) COBIT
8 37 (0.098%) TickIT
9 34 (0.090%) HL7
10 30 (0.080%) ISO 9000
11 25 (0.066%) WAI
12 23 (0.061%) EMIR
13 22 (0.058%) ISO 8583
14 18 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
15 17 (0.045%) JSP 440
16 16 (0.042%) DICOM
16 16 (0.042%) UCITS
17 12 (0.032%) DO-178B
18 10 (0.027%) JTAG
18 10 (0.027%) HIPAA
System Software
1 11987 (31.83%) Active Directory
2 6425 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2952 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 1885 (5.01%) XenApp
5 1676 (4.45%) vSphere
6 1243 (3.30%) VMware ESX
7 854 (2.27%) XenDesktop
8 755 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
9 497 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 459 (1.22%) XenServer
11 440 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 275 (0.73%) Xen
13 272 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
14 240 (0.64%) NFS
15 225 (0.60%) ISA Server
16 217 (0.58%) UAG
17 206 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 204 (0.54%) KVM
19 195 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 172 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2193 (5.82%) SCCM
2 967 (2.57%) SCOM
3 876 (2.33%) Backup Exec
4 736 (1.95%) Puppet
5 575 (1.53%) Nagios
6 564 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
7 552 (1.47%) WSUS
8 519 (1.38%) NetBackup
9 448 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 277 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
11 230 (0.61%) Tivoli
12 201 (0.53%) Data Guard
13 186 (0.49%) SCVMM
14 182 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 150 (0.40%) HP SIM
16 144 (0.38%) OpenView
17 141 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 136 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
19 134 (0.36%) Cacti
20 130 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15247 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 10194 (27.07%) VMware
3 5846 (15.53%) Citrix
4 5126 (13.61%) Cisco
5 4052 (10.76%) Oracle
6 2957 (7.85%) HP
7 1594 (4.23%) Red Hat
8 1304 (3.46%) NetApp
9 1301 (3.46%) Symantec
10 1112 (2.95%) Dell
11 1093 (2.90%) Apple
12 1036 (2.75%) EMC
13 1028 (2.73%) IBM
14 939 (2.49%) Juniper
15 793 (2.11%) CheckPoint
16 513 (1.36%) JBoss
17 461 (1.22%) Avaya
18 418 (1.11%) McAfee
19 415 (1.10%) SAP
20 413 (1.10%) Google
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