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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18195 17077 17751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.05% 15.99% 16.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.82% 59.43% 59.71%
Number of salaries quoted 15269 14336 15149
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,445 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +1.38%

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
28966 28735 29729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 26.90% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24216 23622 25066
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,559 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +3 17244 £40,000 - 2256
London +2 7083 £45,000 - 782
South East +2 4084 £38,500 - 507
City of London 0 1613 £47,500 - 224
East of England -2 1359 £37,500 - 185
North West +3 1178 £35,000 +2.94% 205
Berkshire +1 1032 £42,500 +4.93% 124
Yorkshire -3 1032 £32,500 - 150
South West +1 994 £35,000 +7.11% 190
Hampshire -1 969 £37,500 +7.14% 109
West Midlands +2 881 £33,000 -1.49% 121
Surrey +3 824 £37,000 -6.91% 114
West Yorkshire -1 752 £34,000 +9.67% 96
Manchester +2 654 £35,000 - 108
East Midlands -1 555 £30,500 -19.73% 85
Leeds -2 488 £35,331 +8.70% 67
Hertfordshire +1 458 £35,000 +2.94% 59
Reading -1 403 £41,500 +3.75% 52
Cambridgeshire +2 376 £40,000 +11.11% 60
Scotland -3 349 £36,878 -0.32% 74
Cheshire +2 344 £37,500 +11.94% 51
Buckinghamshire +1 312 £37,500 -5.06% 43
Birmingham -4 284 £32,500 -2.98% 37
Wales +9 278 £37,500 +13.63% 45
Essex -1 272 £40,000 -5.88% 27
Oxfordshire +3 270 £40,000 +23.07% 48
Cambridge -1 269 £40,000 +6.66% 44
South Wales +9 251 £38,000 +16.92% 33
West Sussex -3 236 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Kent +2 227 £35,000 -12.50% 20

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 16153 (43.00%) Microsoft
2 13216 (35.18%) Active Directory
3 10686 (28.44%) VMware
4 9714 (25.86%) SQL
5 9423 (25.08%) SQL Server
6 8957 (23.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 8498 (22.62%) Linux
8 8014 (21.33%) MS Excel
9 7203 (19.17%) MS Exchange
10 6786 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6759 (17.99%) Finance
12 6489 (17.27%) ITIL
13 6356 (16.92%) Windows 7
14 6178 (16.44%) Citrix
15 5940 (15.81%) .NET
16 5806 (15.45%) MS Office
17 5604 (14.92%) Windows Server 2012
18 5494 (14.62%) Cisco
19 5415 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
20 5367 (14.29%) C#
21 5192 (13.82%) Firewall
22 4694 (12.49%) DNS
23 4544 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
24 4525 (12.04%) Degree
25 4443 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
26 4441 (11.82%) TCP/IP
27 4320 (11.50%) SAN
28 4030 (10.73%) UNIX
29 3573 (9.51%) Windows XP
30 3569 (9.50%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7203 (19.17%) MS Exchange
2 3384 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3339 (8.89%) IIS
4 2932 (7.80%) SharePoint
5 1935 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1687 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1457 (3.88%) Lync
8 1343 (3.57%) Apache
9 1213 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1083 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 986 (2.62%) Tomcat
12 594 (1.58%) WebSphere
13 473 (1.26%) JBoss
14 451 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
15 397 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
16 341 (0.91%) CMS
17 334 (0.89%) WebLogic
18 306 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
19 265 (0.71%) IBM Notes
19 265 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 8014 (21.33%) MS Excel
2 5806 (15.45%) MS Office
3 422 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 273 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 194 (0.52%) MS Project
6 146 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 100 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 65 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 56 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 50 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 50 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 40 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 27 (0.072%) SPSS
13 21 (0.056%) AutoCAD
14 20 (0.053%) RoboHelp
15 19 (0.051%) FrameMaker
16 17 (0.045%) PaintShop Pro
17 16 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
18 15 (0.040%) PowerPivot
18 15 (0.040%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 469 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 138 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 114 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 100 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 84 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
6 63 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 58 (0.15%) RMDS
8 39 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 37 (0.098%) assyst
10 34 (0.091%) Sophis RISQUE
10 34 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
10 34 (0.091%) ION MarketView
11 33 (0.088%) Google Analytics
12 29 (0.077%) SAP Business One
13 25 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
14 24 (0.064%) BASE24
14 24 (0.064%) Agresso
15 21 (0.056%) Eikon
16 19 (0.051%) AWD
16 19 (0.051%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1631 (4.34%) Office 365
2 1219 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 565 (1.50%) SaaS
4 438 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
5 303 (0.81%) IaaS
6 282 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 217 (0.58%) PaaS
8 122 (0.32%) Google Apps
8 122 (0.32%) GitHub
9 95 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 79 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 47 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
12 33 (0.088%) Trello
13 29 (0.077%) IBM SmartCloud
14 25 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (0.064%) OpenShift
16 16 (0.043%) Yammer
17 15 (0.040%) Heroku
18 13 (0.035%) CloudFront
19 12 (0.032%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5192 (13.82%) Firewall
2 4694 (12.49%) DNS
3 4441 (11.82%) TCP/IP
4 4320 (11.50%) SAN
5 3340 (8.89%) LAN
6 3320 (8.84%) WAN
7 3055 (8.13%) DHCP
8 2521 (6.71%) VPN
9 1812 (4.82%) Internet
10 1214 (3.23%) VoIP
11 1013 (2.70%) Wireless
12 1002 (2.67%) NAS
13 846 (2.25%) VLAN
14 780 (2.08%) HTTP
15 762 (2.03%) Network Security
16 615 (1.64%) SSL
17 608 (1.62%) iSCSI
18 601 (1.60%) MPLS
19 542 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
20 481 (1.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9423 (25.08%) SQL Server
2 2200 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1592 (4.24%) MySQL
4 1134 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 1041 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1028 (2.74%) Relational Database
7 909 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 877 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 844 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 478 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 392 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 386 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
13 361 (0.96%) NoSQL
14 353 (0.94%) DB2
15 326 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 326 (0.87%) MongoDB
16 295 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
17 278 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
18 256 (0.68%) Big Data
19 250 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1351 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 974 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 970 (2.58%) Subversion
4 931 (2.48%) NUnit
5 832 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 566 (1.51%) Rhino Mocks
7 553 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 514 (1.37%) Moq
9 510 (1.36%) JIRA
10 457 (1.22%) Selenium
11 444 (1.18%) MSTest
12 419 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 254 (0.68%) Maven
14 219 (0.58%) Eclipse
15 209 (0.56%) JUnit
16 194 (0.52%) SpecFlow
17 183 (0.49%) WebDriver
18 160 (0.43%) Ant
19 158 (0.42%) Hudson
20 147 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 6759 (17.99%) Finance
2 1767 (4.70%) Banking
3 1404 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 1382 (3.68%) Retail
5 1126 (3.00%) Law
6 901 (2.40%) Legal
7 690 (1.84%) Marketing
8 585 (1.56%) Advertising
9 466 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 441 (1.17%) Back Office
11 422 (1.12%) Front Office
12 419 (1.12%) Investment Banking
13 407 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 308 (0.82%) Games
15 296 (0.79%) Electronics
16 272 (0.72%) Publishing
17 152 (0.40%) Aerospace
18 147 (0.39%) French Language
19 146 (0.39%) Automotive
20 131 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6916 (18.41%) Analyst
2 5698 (15.17%) Developer
3 4225 (11.25%) Support Engineer
4 3518 (9.36%) Support Analyst
5 2203 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2008 (5.34%) Administrator
7 1936 (5.15%) IT Support
8 1924 (5.12%) Consultant
9 1888 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
10 1654 (4.40%) .NET Developer
11 1499 (3.99%) Architect
12 1385 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
13 1376 (3.66%) Applications Support
14 1354 (3.60%) Service Analyst
15 1323 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
16 1313 (3.49%) Technical Support
17 1304 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
18 1246 (3.32%) C# Developer
19 1139 (3.03%) Desktop Support
20 1137 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5940 (15.81%) .NET
2 3220 (8.57%) HTML
3 3128 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2300 (6.12%) CSS
5 2133 (5.68%) Web Services
6 1988 (5.29%) XML
7 1576 (4.19%) WCF
8 1475 (3.93%) .NET Framework
9 1454 (3.87%) jQuery
10 1366 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1298 (3.45%) WPF
12 1259 (3.35%) WinForms
13 1051 (2.80%) HTML5
14 798 (2.12%) Ajax
15 574 (1.53%) Middleware
16 539 (1.43%) JSON
17 513 (1.37%) J2EE
18 509 (1.35%) REST
19 505 (1.34%) SOAP
20 484 (1.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2587 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2249 (5.99%) Blackberry
3 1874 (4.99%) Computer Science
4 1574 (4.19%) Clustering
5 1111 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 816 (2.17%) Replication
7 743 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 671 (1.79%) Open Source
9 650 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 637 (1.70%) Client/Server
11 539 (1.43%) User Experience
12 538 (1.43%) iPhone
13 524 (1.39%) Hedge funds
14 486 (1.29%) Mathematics
15 403 (1.07%) Fat Client
15 403 (1.07%) Thin Client
16 390 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
17 346 (0.92%) iPad
18 285 (0.76%) Statistics
19 257 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8957 (23.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 8498 (22.62%) Linux
3 6356 (16.92%) Windows 7
4 5604 (14.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 5415 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 4030 (10.73%) UNIX
7 3573 (9.51%) Windows XP
8 2750 (7.32%) Windows 8
9 1722 (4.58%) Android
10 1458 (3.88%) Apple iOS
11 1087 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 979 (2.61%) Solaris
13 876 (2.33%) Mac OS X
14 875 (2.33%) Windows Vista
15 587 (1.56%) CentOS
16 521 (1.39%) AIX
17 419 (1.12%) Windows Phone
18 415 (1.10%) Windows 2000
18 415 (1.10%) Ubuntu
19 405 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6489 (17.27%) ITIL
2 4544 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 2322 (6.18%) MVC
4 1944 (5.17%) OO
5 1911 (5.09%) Software Engineering
6 1799 (4.79%) Service Delivery
7 1760 (4.68%) Project Management
8 1744 (4.64%) Scrum
9 1604 (4.27%) TDD
10 1540 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
11 1418 (3.77%) Migration
12 1416 (3.77%) Mentoring
13 1391 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
14 1259 (3.35%) Service Management
15 1159 (3.08%) Change Management
16 1109 (2.95%) CRM
17 1048 (2.79%) E-Commerce
18 1044 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
19 1012 (2.69%) Incident Management
20 968 (2.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9714 (25.86%) SQL
2 5367 (14.29%) C#
3 3242 (8.63%) JavaScript
4 2952 (7.86%) Java
5 2675 (7.12%) PowerShell
6 2123 (5.65%) C++
7 1433 (3.81%) Python
8 1398 (3.72%) Perl
9 1350 (3.59%) T-SQL
10 1196 (3.18%) C
11 982 (2.61%) VB
12 972 (2.59%) PHP
13 956 (2.54%) VB.NET
14 867 (2.31%) Bash Shell
15 645 (1.72%) Ruby
16 616 (1.64%) Shell Script
17 602 (1.60%) VBScript
18 369 (0.98%) PL/SQL
19 324 (0.86%) Objective-C
20 271 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4525 (12.04%) Degree
2 4443 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 2854 (7.60%) MCSE
4 2014 (5.36%) Security Cleared
5 1997 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1646 (4.38%) MCP
7 1569 (4.18%) CCNA
8 1460 (3.89%) MCITP
9 1431 (3.81%) SC Cleared
10 1338 (3.56%) MCSA
11 1082 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 735 (1.96%) VCP4
13 713 (1.90%) CCNP
14 710 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
15 612 (1.63%) MCTS
16 600 (1.60%) DV Cleared
17 581 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
18 477 (1.27%) CCA
19 380 (1.01%) CISSP
20 328 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2426 (6.46%) SLA
2 1124 (2.99%) QA
3 475 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 334 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 211 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 165 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 65 (0.17%) COBIT
8 30 (0.080%) HL7
9 27 (0.072%) JSP 440
10 22 (0.059%) ISO 8583
10 22 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 21 (0.056%) WAI
12 17 (0.045%) ISO 9000
13 16 (0.043%) TickIT
14 11 (0.029%) DO-178B
14 11 (0.029%) Solvency II
15 10 (0.027%) Data Quality
15 10 (0.027%) GAMP
16 9 (0.024%) GLP
16 9 (0.024%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 13216 (35.18%) Active Directory
2 6786 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3262 (8.68%) Hyper-V
4 2161 (5.75%) XenApp
5 2030 (5.40%) vSphere
6 1114 (2.97%) VMware ESX
7 876 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 804 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
9 517 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 499 (1.33%) Terminal Services
11 442 (1.18%) XenServer
12 285 (0.76%) NFS
13 256 (0.68%) vCloud
14 235 (0.63%) Xen
15 225 (0.60%) ISA Server
16 215 (0.57%) Firmware
17 207 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 195 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
19 191 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 190 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2497 (6.65%) SCCM
2 1355 (3.61%) SCOM
3 782 (2.08%) Puppet
4 741 (1.97%) Backup Exec
5 601 (1.60%) Nagios
6 548 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
7 527 (1.40%) WSUS
8 492 (1.31%) NetBackup
9 427 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
10 284 (0.76%) SCVMM
11 274 (0.73%) Tivoli
12 250 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
13 163 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 141 (0.38%) Ansible
15 138 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 132 (0.35%) HP SIM
17 130 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 130 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 127 (0.34%) OpenView
19 125 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16153 (43.00%) Microsoft
2 10686 (28.44%) VMware
3 6178 (16.44%) Citrix
4 5494 (14.62%) Cisco
5 3569 (9.50%) Oracle
6 3231 (8.60%) HP
7 1436 (3.82%) NetApp
8 1429 (3.80%) Red Hat
9 1365 (3.63%) Symantec
10 1278 (3.40%) Apple
11 1220 (3.25%) EMC
12 1186 (3.16%) Dell
13 1162 (3.09%) IBM
14 891 (2.37%) Juniper
15 710 (1.89%) CheckPoint
16 546 (1.45%) Avaya
17 450 (1.20%) McAfee
18 437 (1.16%) SAP
19 420 (1.12%) Remedy
20 397 (1.06%) Veeam
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