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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18135 16759 17940
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.13% 16.34% 16.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.46% 59.45% 59.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15256 14052 15538
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000

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
29033 28189 30240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.42% 27.48% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24362 23214 25899
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 17166 £40,000 - 2395
London +2 6904 £45,000 - 824
South East +1 4142 £37,500 -5.06% 560
City of London 0 1561 £46,500 -2.10% 243
East of England +1 1265 £38,500 +3.35% 202
North West 0 1227 £35,000 - 189
Berkshire +2 1077 £40,000 -3.84% 141
Yorkshire -4 1061 £34,500 +6.15% 170
South West +1 993 £35,000 +4.47% 186
Hampshire -1 965 £37,500 +4.16% 142
West Midlands +1 908 £32,500 - 141
Surrey +3 798 £37,500 -6.25% 96
West Yorkshire -2 762 £35,000 +11.11% 125
Manchester +2 689 £35,000 - 111
East Midlands -3 554 £33,500 -11.84% 79
Leeds -2 507 £37,500 +15.38% 69
Reading 0 429 £40,000 - 59
Cambridgeshire +1 380 £37,500 +1.35% 74
Hertfordshire -3 376 £40,000 +17.64% 60
Scotland -4 375 £37,500 +1.35% 62
Cheshire +2 360 £37,500 - 46
Buckinghamshire +3 347 £35,000 -6.66% 52
Birmingham +1 316 £32,500 -7.14% 39
Essex 0 270 £40,000 -5.88% 34
Wales +7 269 £36,000 +16.12% 35
Cambridge -3 264 £37,500 -6.25% 59
Oxfordshire +1 252 £35,000 +4.47% 41
Milton Keynes +9 249 £35,000 -12.50% 29
Kent +2 247 £37,500 -6.25% 33
South Wales +12 240 £37,500 +20.96% 33

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15676 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 12697 (34.55%) Active Directory
3 10444 (28.42%) VMware
4 9415 (25.62%) SQL
5 9305 (25.32%) SQL Server
6 8849 (24.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 8307 (22.61%) Linux
8 7858 (21.38%) MS Excel
9 6898 (18.77%) MS Exchange
10 6654 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6650 (18.10%) Finance
12 6326 (17.22%) ITIL
13 6127 (16.67%) Windows 7
14 6040 (16.44%) Citrix
15 5895 (16.04%) .NET
16 5630 (15.32%) MS Office
17 5378 (14.64%) Windows Server 2003
18 5325 (14.49%) C#
19 5301 (14.43%) Cisco
20 5268 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
21 5091 (13.85%) Firewall
22 4706 (12.81%) DNS
23 4507 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
24 4475 (12.18%) TCP/IP
25 4450 (12.11%) Degree
26 4296 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
27 4181 (11.38%) SAN
28 4131 (11.24%) UNIX
29 3559 (9.69%) Windows XP
30 3508 (9.55%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6898 (18.77%) MS Exchange
2 3375 (9.18%) IIS
3 3288 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2876 (7.83%) SharePoint
5 1895 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1606 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1386 (3.77%) Lync
8 1371 (3.73%) Apache
9 1230 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1028 (2.80%) Tomcat
11 1024 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 550 (1.50%) WebSphere
13 467 (1.27%) JBoss
14 460 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
15 370 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
16 361 (0.98%) WebLogic
17 336 (0.91%) CMS
18 293 (0.80%) nginx
19 285 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
20 256 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7858 (21.38%) MS Excel
2 5630 (15.32%) MS Office
3 427 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 269 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 186 (0.51%) MS Project
6 168 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 109 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 61 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 55 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 49 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 46 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 41 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 26 (0.071%) SPSS
14 25 (0.068%) RoboHelp
15 24 (0.065%) FrameMaker
16 21 (0.057%) PaintShop Pro
17 19 (0.052%) PowerPivot
18 18 (0.049%) AutoCAD
19 17 (0.046%) InDesign
20 16 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 453 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 128 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 108 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 78 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 67 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 56 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 48 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 46 (0.13%) RMDS
9 39 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 37 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 37 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 35 (0.095%) Sophis RISQUE
12 34 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
13 26 (0.071%) SAP Business One
14 24 (0.065%) Agresso
15 23 (0.063%) ION MarketView
15 23 (0.063%) Eikon
16 22 (0.060%) assyst
17 21 (0.057%) Markit EDM
18 20 (0.054%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1511 (4.11%) Office 365
2 1214 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 534 (1.45%) SaaS
4 469 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 304 (0.83%) IaaS
6 303 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 219 (0.60%) PaaS
8 156 (0.42%) GitHub
9 114 (0.31%) Google Apps
10 95 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 57 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 50 (0.14%) Trello
13 40 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
14 21 (0.057%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (0.057%) OpenShift
14 21 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
15 17 (0.046%) Yammer
16 15 (0.041%) Google Cloud Platform
17 11 (0.030%) CloudFront
17 11 (0.030%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5091 (13.85%) Firewall
2 4706 (12.81%) DNS
3 4475 (12.18%) TCP/IP
4 4181 (11.38%) SAN
5 3269 (8.90%) LAN
6 3243 (8.83%) WAN
7 3093 (8.42%) DHCP
8 2431 (6.62%) VPN
9 1786 (4.86%) Internet
10 1153 (3.14%) VoIP
11 991 (2.70%) Wireless
12 971 (2.64%) NAS
13 786 (2.14%) VLAN
14 782 (2.13%) HTTP
15 750 (2.04%) Network Security
16 621 (1.69%) SSL
17 612 (1.67%) MPLS
18 599 (1.63%) iSCSI
19 549 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
20 495 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9305 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 2106 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 1577 (4.29%) MySQL
4 1086 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 993 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 969 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 899 (2.45%) Oracle Database
8 892 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 822 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 465 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 371 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
12 354 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 348 (0.95%) DB2
14 336 (0.91%) MongoDB
15 334 (0.91%) NoSQL
16 320 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
17 291 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
18 284 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
19 267 (0.73%) Big Data
20 263 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1297 (3.53%) Visual Studio
2 1019 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 974 (2.65%) Subversion
4 956 (2.60%) NUnit
5 819 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 604 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
7 564 (1.53%) Jenkins
8 536 (1.46%) JIRA
9 506 (1.38%) Moq
10 474 (1.29%) Selenium
11 457 (1.24%) MSTest
12 451 (1.23%) TeamCity
13 252 (0.69%) Maven
14 212 (0.58%) JUnit
15 207 (0.56%) Eclipse
16 192 (0.52%) Ant
17 187 (0.51%) WebDriver
18 169 (0.46%) SpecFlow
19 165 (0.45%) Hudson
20 148 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6650 (18.10%) Finance
2 1669 (4.54%) Banking
3 1403 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 1325 (3.61%) Retail
5 1054 (2.87%) Law
6 856 (2.33%) Legal
7 649 (1.77%) Marketing
8 513 (1.40%) Advertising
9 431 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 426 (1.16%) Front Office
11 410 (1.12%) Back Office
12 392 (1.07%) Investment Banking
13 390 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 319 (0.87%) Games
15 283 (0.77%) Electronics
16 278 (0.76%) Publishing
17 171 (0.47%) French Language
18 146 (0.40%) German Language
19 135 (0.37%) Aerospace
20 117 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6702 (18.24%) Analyst
2 5664 (15.41%) Developer
3 4138 (11.26%) Support Engineer
4 3387 (9.22%) Support Analyst
5 2064 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1987 (5.41%) Administrator
7 1894 (5.15%) IT Support
8 1855 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 1835 (4.99%) Consultant
10 1675 (4.56%) .NET Developer
11 1476 (4.02%) Architect
12 1335 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
13 1322 (3.60%) Applications Support
14 1296 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
15 1282 (3.49%) Service Analyst
16 1255 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
17 1229 (3.34%) Technical Support
18 1225 (3.33%) C# Developer
19 1131 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
20 1070 (2.91%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5895 (16.04%) .NET
2 3171 (8.63%) HTML
3 3112 (8.47%) ASP.NET
4 2301 (6.26%) CSS
5 2130 (5.80%) Web Services
6 2029 (5.52%) XML
7 1518 (4.13%) WCF
8 1470 (4.00%) .NET Framework
9 1448 (3.94%) jQuery
10 1367 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1307 (3.56%) WinForms
12 1279 (3.48%) WPF
13 1002 (2.73%) HTML5
14 791 (2.15%) Ajax
15 578 (1.57%) Middleware
16 555 (1.51%) REST
17 533 (1.45%) JSON
18 515 (1.40%) SOAP
19 481 (1.31%) Castle Windsor
20 470 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2452 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2203 (6.00%) Blackberry
3 1829 (4.98%) Computer Science
4 1535 (4.18%) Clustering
5 1102 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 777 (2.11%) Replication
7 695 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 674 (1.83%) Open Source
9 639 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 556 (1.51%) User Experience
11 553 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 524 (1.43%) iPhone
13 521 (1.42%) Mathematics
14 519 (1.41%) Hedge funds
15 402 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
16 370 (1.01%) Thin Client
16 370 (1.01%) Fat Client
17 339 (0.92%) iPad
18 263 (0.72%) Statistics
19 245 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8849 (24.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 8307 (22.61%) Linux
3 6127 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 5378 (14.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 5268 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 4131 (11.24%) UNIX
7 3559 (9.69%) Windows XP
8 2616 (7.12%) Windows 8
9 1612 (4.39%) Android
10 1367 (3.72%) Apple iOS
11 1089 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 978 (2.66%) Solaris
13 857 (2.33%) Mac OS X
14 854 (2.32%) Windows Vista
15 577 (1.57%) AIX
16 573 (1.56%) CentOS
17 479 (1.30%) Ubuntu
18 463 (1.26%) Windows Phone
19 418 (1.14%) Windows 2000
20 396 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6326 (17.22%) ITIL
2 4507 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2269 (6.17%) MVC
4 1907 (5.19%) OO
5 1846 (5.02%) Software Engineering
6 1777 (4.84%) Scrum
7 1726 (4.70%) Project Management
8 1687 (4.59%) Service Delivery
9 1581 (4.30%) TDD
10 1467 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 1420 (3.86%) Mentoring
12 1364 (3.71%) Continuous Integration
13 1336 (3.64%) Migration
14 1232 (3.35%) Service Management
15 1129 (3.07%) Change Management
16 1095 (2.98%) E-Commerce
17 1059 (2.88%) CRM
18 1015 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
19 979 (2.66%) Incident Management
20 963 (2.62%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9415 (25.62%) SQL
2 5325 (14.49%) C#
3 3199 (8.71%) JavaScript
4 2896 (7.88%) Java
5 2523 (6.87%) PowerShell
6 2117 (5.76%) C++
7 1444 (3.93%) Python
8 1413 (3.85%) Perl
9 1347 (3.67%) T-SQL
10 1120 (3.05%) C
11 1002 (2.73%) VB
12 941 (2.56%) VB.NET
13 922 (2.51%) PHP
14 875 (2.38%) Bash Shell
15 697 (1.90%) Shell Script
16 684 (1.86%) Ruby
17 607 (1.65%) VBScript
18 382 (1.04%) PL/SQL
19 305 (0.83%) Objective-C
20 265 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4450 (12.11%) Degree
2 4296 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2705 (7.36%) MCSE
4 2005 (5.46%) Security Cleared
5 1957 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1574 (4.28%) MCP
7 1509 (4.11%) CCNA
8 1472 (4.01%) SC Cleared
9 1453 (3.95%) MCITP
10 1260 (3.43%) MCSA
11 1096 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 708 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
13 697 (1.90%) CCNP
14 617 (1.68%) MCTS
15 578 (1.57%) DV Cleared
16 569 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
17 460 (1.25%) CCA
18 366 (1.00%) CISSP
19 333 (0.91%) ISEB
20 233 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2357 (6.41%) SLA
2 1122 (3.05%) QA
3 417 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 326 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 226 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 169 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 79 (0.21%) COBIT
8 30 (0.082%) HL7
9 25 (0.068%) JSP 440
10 22 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 20 (0.054%) ISO 9000
12 18 (0.049%) ISO 8583
12 18 (0.049%) TickIT
12 18 (0.049%) WAI
13 12 (0.033%) Data Quality
13 12 (0.033%) DICOM
14 10 (0.027%) GLP
14 10 (0.027%) GAMP
15 9 (0.024%) Solvency II
15 9 (0.024%) DO-178B
System Software
1 12697 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 6654 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3158 (8.59%) Hyper-V
4 2124 (5.78%) XenApp
5 1951 (5.31%) vSphere
6 1101 (3.00%) VMware ESX
7 858 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 794 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
9 514 (1.40%) Terminal Services
10 494 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 431 (1.17%) XenServer
12 260 (0.71%) NFS
13 247 (0.67%) ISA Server
14 230 (0.63%) Xen
15 224 (0.61%) vCloud
16 222 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 207 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
18 198 (0.54%) Firmware
19 182 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 180 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2333 (6.35%) SCCM
2 1256 (3.42%) SCOM
3 822 (2.24%) Puppet
4 738 (2.01%) Backup Exec
5 600 (1.63%) Nagios
6 581 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 507 (1.38%) NetBackup
8 493 (1.34%) WSUS
9 443 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
10 284 (0.77%) SCVMM
11 277 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
12 254 (0.69%) Tivoli
13 156 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 138 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 136 (0.37%) Data Guard
16 135 (0.37%) HP SIM
17 134 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 127 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 127 (0.35%) Ansible
19 125 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15676 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 10444 (28.42%) VMware
3 6040 (16.44%) Citrix
4 5301 (14.43%) Cisco
5 3508 (9.55%) Oracle
6 3070 (8.35%) HP
7 1454 (3.96%) Red Hat
8 1407 (3.83%) NetApp
9 1295 (3.52%) Symantec
10 1200 (3.27%) Apple
11 1170 (3.18%) Dell
12 1148 (3.12%) EMC
13 1116 (3.04%) IBM
14 912 (2.48%) Juniper
15 725 (1.97%) CheckPoint
16 530 (1.44%) Avaya
17 434 (1.18%) McAfee
18 409 (1.11%) Bloomberg
19 403 (1.10%) SAP
20 379 (1.03%) Google
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