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 18 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
18 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 19173 18080 19768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.80% 16.28% 15.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.48% 60.01% 58.91%
Number of salaries quoted 16305 15325 17120
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
32237 30128 33555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.13% 26.70%
Number of salaries quoted 26870 25240 28921
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 18 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 18 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 18141 £40,000 +2.56% 2072
London +4 7475 £45,000 - 731
South East -1 4246 £37,500 -2.59% 457
City of London +2 1733 £47,500 - 224
East of England -1 1591 £37,500 - 181
Yorkshire +1 1252 £35,000 +12.90% 152
North West 0 1104 £34,000 +4.61% 189
Berkshire -2 1051 £40,000 +6.66% 116
Hampshire 0 944 £35,000 -10.25% 89
South West -4 910 £32,500 -7.14% 163
Surrey +1 887 £39,000 +4.00% 84
West Yorkshire +1 841 £35,000 +15.70% 106
East Midlands -1 761 £40,000 +14.28% 70
West Midlands -2 752 £35,000 - 94
Manchester 0 622 £34,000 +4.61% 108
Leeds +3 604 £35,000 +12.00% 65
Scotland -3 467 £37,500 +11.94% 73
Hertfordshire -2 423 £34,000 -5.55% 42
Reading -3 400 £38,000 +1.33% 48
Buckinghamshire -1 386 £40,000 +2.56% 42
West Sussex +1 374 £40,000 - 30
Cambridgeshire -6 360 £37,500 - 66
Essex +1 318 £45,000 +20.00% 22
Cheshire +2 313 £33,000 -4.34% 57
Bedfordshire -2 313 £40,000 - 30
Birmingham +1 285 £37,500 +4.89% 23
Bristol 0 282 £33,250 -5.00% 54
Cambridge -6 279 £37,500 -5.06% 48
Oxfordshire -10 249 £35,000 -6.66% 49
Kent -3 234 £40,000 - 24

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 14852 (41.13%) Microsoft
2 10995 (30.45%) Active Directory
3 10314 (28.56%) SQL
4 10205 (28.26%) SQL Server
5 9097 (25.19%) VMware
6 9078 (25.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 7987 (22.12%) Linux
8 7649 (21.18%) MS Excel
9 7425 (20.56%) .NET
10 6835 (18.93%) C#
11 6604 (18.29%) Finance
12 6380 (17.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 6294 (17.43%) MS Exchange
14 5701 (15.79%) ITIL
15 5640 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
16 5339 (14.79%) Citrix
17 5064 (14.02%) Windows 7
18 5002 (13.85%) Degree
19 4877 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
20 4864 (13.47%) MS Office
21 4848 (13.43%) UNIX
22 4501 (12.47%) Cisco
23 4477 (12.40%) Firewall
24 4139 (11.46%) TCP/IP
25 4071 (11.27%) DNS
26 3873 (10.73%) Oracle
27 3839 (10.63%) SAN
28 3658 (10.13%) IIS
29 3643 (10.09%) Windows XP
30 3641 (10.08%) ASP.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 6294 (17.43%) MS Exchange
2 3658 (10.13%) IIS
3 3158 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2954 (8.18%) SharePoint
5 1815 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1499 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1394 (3.86%) Apache
8 1058 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1040 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1003 (2.78%) Lync
11 835 (2.31%) Tomcat
12 581 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 526 (1.46%) WebSphere
14 442 (1.22%) WebLogic
15 429 (1.19%) CMS
16 383 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
17 336 (0.93%) IBM Notes
18 334 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
19 286 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
20 233 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7649 (21.18%) MS Excel
2 4864 (13.47%) MS Office
3 442 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 360 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 221 (0.61%) MS Project
6 177 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 87 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 82 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 47 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 36 (0.100%) PowerPivot
10 36 (0.100%) Fireworks
11 32 (0.089%) Acrobat
12 28 (0.078%) InDesign
13 25 (0.069%) FastStats
14 17 (0.047%) Mingle
15 16 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
15 16 (0.044%) AutoCAD
16 14 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
16 14 (0.039%) RoboHelp
17 11 (0.030%) Maya
Business Applications
1 426 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 62 (0.17%) Magento
4 60 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 56 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 53 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 52 (0.14%) assyst
8 51 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 40 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 38 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 34 (0.094%) SAP Business One
11 34 (0.094%) Oracle CRM
12 30 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 30 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 29 (0.080%) Temenos T24
14 28 (0.078%) Oracle 11i
15 27 (0.075%) Misys Opics
16 26 (0.072%) HFM
16 26 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
16 26 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 781 (2.16%) Office 365
2 734 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 541 (1.50%) SaaS
4 402 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 248 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 188 (0.52%) IaaS
7 98 (0.27%) PaaS
8 96 (0.27%) Google Apps
9 81 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 57 (0.16%) GitHub
11 46 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
12 20 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (0.050%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.033%) Route 53
15 9 (0.025%) Heroku
16 8 (0.022%) Joyent
17 7 (0.019%) Basecamp
18 5 (0.014%) IBM SmartCloud
19 3 (0.008%) Taleo
19 3 (0.008%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4477 (12.40%) Firewall
2 4139 (11.46%) TCP/IP
3 4071 (11.27%) DNS
4 3839 (10.63%) SAN
5 2729 (7.56%) LAN
6 2648 (7.33%) WAN
7 2574 (7.13%) DHCP
8 2293 (6.35%) VPN
9 1826 (5.06%) Internet
10 997 (2.76%) VoIP
11 936 (2.59%) NAS
12 917 (2.54%) Wireless
13 773 (2.14%) HTTP
14 659 (1.83%) VLAN
15 643 (1.78%) SSL
16 622 (1.72%) Network Security
17 512 (1.42%) LDAP
18 460 (1.27%) SMTP
19 459 (1.27%) FTP
20 445 (1.23%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10205 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 2431 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 1763 (4.88%) MySQL
4 1611 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 1283 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 1207 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1071 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1024 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 1002 (2.77%) Oracle Database
10 570 (1.58%) RDBMS
11 526 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
12 502 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 403 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 400 (1.11%) DB2
15 381 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
16 315 (0.87%) NoSQL
17 262 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
18 251 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
19 234 (0.65%) MongoDB
20 214 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1686 (4.67%) Visual Studio
2 1014 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1006 (2.79%) NUnit
4 867 (2.40%) Subversion
5 657 (1.82%) Rhino Mocks
6 630 (1.74%) Moq
7 591 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 548 (1.52%) MSTest
9 488 (1.35%) JIRA
10 415 (1.15%) Selenium
11 326 (0.90%) Jenkins
12 284 (0.79%) Eclipse
13 238 (0.66%) TeamCity
14 228 (0.63%) Maven
15 224 (0.62%) JUnit
16 223 (0.62%) Hudson
17 217 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 186 (0.52%) MSI
19 173 (0.48%) Ant
20 167 (0.46%) Xcode
General
1 6604 (18.29%) Finance
2 1608 (4.45%) Banking
3 1248 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 1240 (3.43%) Retail
5 940 (2.60%) Law
6 861 (2.38%) Legal
7 713 (1.97%) Marketing
8 562 (1.56%) Back Office
9 502 (1.39%) Games
10 483 (1.34%) Front Office
11 399 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 397 (1.10%) Advertising
13 393 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 387 (1.07%) Financial Institution
15 246 (0.68%) Publishing
16 240 (0.66%) Electronics
17 203 (0.56%) French Language
18 198 (0.55%) German Language
19 139 (0.38%) Automotive
20 129 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7082 (19.61%) Developer
2 5927 (16.41%) Analyst
3 3453 (9.56%) Support Engineer
4 3078 (8.52%) Support Analyst
5 2292 (6.35%) Administrator
6 2160 (5.98%) .NET Developer
7 1979 (5.48%) Consultant
8 1639 (4.54%) C# Developer
9 1577 (4.37%) IT Support
10 1500 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 1492 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 1378 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
13 1316 (3.64%) Software Developer
14 1295 (3.59%) Software Engineer
15 1293 (3.58%) Architect
16 1231 (3.41%) Applications Support
17 1221 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
18 1190 (3.30%) Senior Developer
19 1164 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
20 1144 (3.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7425 (20.56%) .NET
2 3641 (10.08%) ASP.NET
3 3153 (8.73%) HTML
4 2745 (7.60%) Web Services
5 2554 (7.07%) XML
6 2292 (6.35%) CSS
7 2146 (5.94%) WCF
8 1874 (5.19%) WPF
9 1818 (5.03%) .NET Framework
10 1784 (4.94%) WinForms
11 1602 (4.44%) jQuery
12 1450 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 898 (2.49%) HTML5
14 871 (2.41%) Ajax
15 711 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 702 (1.94%) SOAP
17 698 (1.93%) Middleware
18 626 (1.73%) J2EE
19 605 (1.68%) XSLT
20 546 (1.51%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2406 (6.66%) Blackberry
2 2190 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1626 (4.50%) Clustering
4 964 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 925 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 826 (2.29%) Mobile App
7 819 (2.27%) Replication
8 653 (1.81%) Open Source
9 646 (1.79%) Mathematics
10 602 (1.67%) Client/Server
11 512 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
12 502 (1.39%) Hedge funds
13 466 (1.29%) iPhone
14 366 (1.01%) Thin Client
14 366 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 360 (1.00%) iPad
16 309 (0.86%) N-Tier
17 283 (0.78%) Derivative
18 282 (0.78%) Statistics
19 229 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9078 (25.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 7987 (22.12%) Linux
3 6380 (17.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5064 (14.02%) Windows 7
5 4848 (13.43%) UNIX
6 3643 (10.09%) Windows XP
7 3205 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1743 (4.83%) Android
9 1688 (4.67%) Windows 8
10 1473 (4.08%) Apple iOS
11 1106 (3.06%) Solaris
12 985 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 808 (2.24%) Windows Vista
14 793 (2.20%) Mac OS X
15 618 (1.71%) AIX
16 540 (1.50%) Windows Phone
17 481 (1.33%) Windows 2000
18 477 (1.32%) CentOS
19 451 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
20 374 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5701 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2343 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
3 2322 (6.43%) Software Engineering
4 2221 (6.15%) MVC
5 2044 (5.66%) TDD
6 2025 (5.61%) OO
7 2008 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1963 (5.44%) Project Management
9 1554 (4.30%) Service Delivery
10 1375 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 1275 (3.53%) Migration
12 1239 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
13 1197 (3.31%) Service Management
14 1154 (3.20%) E-Commerce
15 1120 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
16 1071 (2.97%) Problem Management
17 1067 (2.95%) CRM
18 1046 (2.90%) Change Management
19 871 (2.41%) Incident Management
20 866 (2.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10314 (28.56%) SQL
2 6835 (18.93%) C#
3 3497 (9.68%) Java
4 3380 (9.36%) JavaScript
5 2601 (7.20%) C++
6 2264 (6.27%) PowerShell
7 1739 (4.82%) T-SQL
8 1450 (4.02%) Perl
9 1367 (3.79%) C
10 1299 (3.60%) VB.NET
11 1232 (3.41%) PHP
12 1210 (3.35%) Python
13 1118 (3.10%) VB
14 643 (1.78%) VBScript
15 633 (1.75%) Shell Script
16 623 (1.73%) Bash Shell
17 570 (1.58%) Ruby
18 470 (1.30%) PL/SQL
19 419 (1.16%) Objective-C
20 296 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5002 (13.85%) Degree
2 4877 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2762 (7.65%) MCSE
4 1707 (4.73%) MCP
5 1634 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1550 (4.29%) MCITP
7 1503 (4.16%) Security Cleared
8 1366 (3.78%) CCNA
9 1167 (3.23%) MCSA
10 1021 (2.83%) MCTS
11 976 (2.70%) SC Cleared
12 803 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 614 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
14 535 (1.48%) CCNP
15 506 (1.40%) MCSD
16 439 (1.22%) MCAD
17 419 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
18 376 (1.04%) DV Cleared
19 353 (0.98%) CISSP
20 320 (0.89%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2110 (5.84%) SLA
2 1441 (3.99%) QA
3 342 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 340 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 289 (0.80%) ISO 9001
6 105 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 81 (0.22%) HL7
8 76 (0.21%) TickIT
9 49 (0.14%) COBIT
10 32 (0.089%) DICOM
11 31 (0.086%) WAI
12 20 (0.055%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 20 (0.055%) ISO 9000
13 19 (0.053%) GPG13
14 17 (0.047%) HIPAA
15 16 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 13 (0.036%) BS7799
16 13 (0.036%) DO-178B
17 9 (0.025%) GAMP
18 8 (0.022%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10995 (30.45%) Active Directory
2 5640 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2611 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 1827 (5.06%) vSphere
5 1820 (5.04%) XenApp
6 1186 (3.28%) VMware ESX
7 867 (2.40%) XenDesktop
8 721 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 669 (1.85%) Terminal Services
10 537 (1.49%) XenServer
11 428 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 253 (0.70%) Xen
13 194 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 192 (0.53%) UAG
15 187 (0.52%) ISA Server
16 179 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
17 178 (0.49%) vCloud
18 176 (0.49%) KVM
19 161 (0.45%) MetaFrame
19 161 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2019 (5.59%) SCCM
2 1065 (2.95%) SCOM
3 802 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 639 (1.77%) WSUS
5 583 (1.61%) NetBackup
6 548 (1.52%) Puppet
7 443 (1.23%) Nagios
8 442 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
9 391 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 268 (0.74%) Tivoli
11 226 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
12 174 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 170 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 162 (0.45%) ARCserve
15 144 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 135 (0.37%) HP SIM
17 127 (0.35%) Data Guard
18 120 (0.33%) SCVMM
19 118 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
20 107 (0.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 14852 (41.13%) Microsoft
2 9097 (25.19%) VMware
3 5339 (14.79%) Citrix
4 4501 (12.47%) Cisco
5 3873 (10.73%) Oracle
6 2831 (7.84%) HP
7 1358 (3.76%) Red Hat
8 1334 (3.69%) Symantec
9 1194 (3.31%) NetApp
10 1146 (3.17%) IBM
11 1022 (2.83%) Dell
12 1018 (2.82%) EMC
13 862 (2.39%) Apple
14 678 (1.88%) Juniper
15 673 (1.86%) CheckPoint
16 543 (1.50%) SAP
17 528 (1.46%) McAfee
18 475 (1.32%) JBoss
19 445 (1.23%) Lotus
20 393 (1.09%) Sybase
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits+bonuses
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago