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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 19107 17891 19198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 16.34% 16.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.08% 59.76% 59.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16045 14976 16768
Average salary £38,500 £39,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.28% -1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%

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
30780 29937 32355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.34% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25745 24877 27944
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +3 18124 £39,000 -2.50% 1938
London +1 7312 £45,000 - 666
South East 0 4296 £37,500 -3.84% 443
City of London +2 1663 £45,000 -8.16% 222
East of England 0 1388 £37,500 +7.14% 158
North West 0 1341 £35,000 - 161
Berkshire +1 1165 £37,500 -11.76% 110
Yorkshire -3 1128 £35,000 +7.69% 120
South West -1 1063 £34,000 -1.44% 163
West Midlands +1 942 £32,500 -2.98% 133
Surrey +1 912 £38,500 +2.66% 64
Hampshire -1 896 £37,500 +7.14% 123
West Yorkshire -2 781 £36,000 +10.76% 77
Manchester +2 731 £35,000 +7.69% 90
East Midlands -7 584 £35,000 -6.66% 60
Leeds -2 516 £38,000 +16.92% 47
Reading 0 484 £35,000 -16.16% 36
Cheshire +3 427 £40,000 +6.66% 46
Hertfordshire +1 411 £37,500 +7.14% 47
Scotland -5 406 £37,500 - 56
Cambridgeshire -1 400 £35,000 - 58
Buckinghamshire +2 373 £32,500 -8.42% 37
Birmingham 0 368 £34,000 -5.55% 47
Gloucestershire +8 290 £36,500 +12.30% 22
Essex +2 289 £40,250 +0.62% 25
Oxfordshire +2 266 £34,500 -1.42% 48
Cambridge -4 264 £35,000 -6.66% 38
Milton Keynes +8 248 £32,500 -7.78% 19
Kent +1 247 £37,500 -6.25% 23
Wales +5 229 £32,500 - 48

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15761 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 12713 (33.67%) Active Directory
3 10542 (27.92%) VMware
4 9651 (25.56%) SQL
5 9551 (25.29%) SQL Server
6 9152 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 8685 (23.00%) Linux
8 8169 (21.63%) MS Excel
9 6911 (18.30%) Finance
10 6851 (18.14%) MS Exchange
11 6740 (17.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6463 (17.12%) ITIL
13 6119 (16.20%) Citrix
14 6104 (16.16%) Windows 7
15 6036 (15.98%) .NET
16 5768 (15.27%) Windows Server 2003
17 5709 (15.12%) MS Office
18 5531 (14.65%) C#
19 5330 (14.11%) Cisco
20 5181 (13.72%) Windows Server 2012
21 5133 (13.59%) Firewall
22 4880 (12.92%) DNS
23 4728 (12.52%) Degree
24 4651 (12.32%) TCP/IP
25 4533 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
26 4398 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
27 4316 (11.43%) UNIX
28 4188 (11.09%) SAN
29 3761 (9.96%) Oracle
30 3702 (9.80%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6851 (18.14%) MS Exchange
2 3588 (9.50%) IIS
3 3244 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2888 (7.65%) SharePoint
5 1947 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1547 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1475 (3.91%) Apache
8 1313 (3.48%) Lync
9 1284 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1072 (2.84%) Tomcat
11 1027 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 513 (1.36%) WebSphere
13 475 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 470 (1.24%) JBoss
15 393 (1.04%) WebLogic
16 368 (0.97%) CMS
17 362 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
18 327 (0.87%) nginx
19 318 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
20 292 (0.77%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8169 (21.63%) MS Excel
2 5709 (15.12%) MS Office
3 463 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 284 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 189 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 181 (0.48%) MS Project
7 112 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 67 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 52 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 47 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 40 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 35 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 30 (0.079%) InDesign
14 25 (0.066%) FrameMaker
14 25 (0.066%) PowerPivot
15 22 (0.058%) RoboHelp
15 22 (0.058%) SPSS
16 21 (0.056%) PaintShop Pro
17 15 (0.040%) AutoCAD
18 14 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 452 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 111 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 95 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 64 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 63 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 57 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 49 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 48 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 44 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 43 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 42 (0.11%) Fredhopper
12 39 (0.10%) Sophis RISQUE
13 38 (0.10%) RMDS
14 31 (0.082%) Towers Watson Igloo
15 28 (0.074%) Eikon
15 28 (0.074%) Agresso
16 26 (0.069%) Oracle 11i
17 25 (0.066%) SAP Business One
18 22 (0.058%) Markit EDM
19 21 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1398 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1208 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 559 (1.48%) SaaS
4 519 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
5 323 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 303 (0.80%) IaaS
7 229 (0.61%) PaaS
8 166 (0.44%) GitHub
9 132 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 102 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 60 (0.16%) Trello
12 54 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 31 (0.082%) Rackspace Cloud
14 22 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
15 19 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
16 18 (0.048%) Google Cloud Platform
17 17 (0.045%) Google App Engine
18 16 (0.042%) OpenShift
19 13 (0.034%) CloudFront
20 12 (0.032%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5133 (13.59%) Firewall
2 4880 (12.92%) DNS
3 4651 (12.32%) TCP/IP
4 4188 (11.09%) SAN
5 3287 (8.70%) LAN
6 3226 (8.54%) WAN
7 3200 (8.47%) DHCP
8 2499 (6.62%) VPN
9 1894 (5.02%) Internet
10 1182 (3.13%) VoIP
11 987 (2.61%) Wireless
12 984 (2.61%) NAS
13 857 (2.27%) HTTP
14 806 (2.13%) Network Security
15 778 (2.06%) VLAN
16 677 (1.79%) SSL
17 602 (1.59%) MPLS
18 585 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
19 574 (1.52%) iSCSI
20 556 (1.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9551 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 2100 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1681 (4.45%) MySQL
4 1132 (3.00%) Relational Database
5 1109 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 979 (2.59%) Oracle Database
7 957 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 911 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 857 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 537 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 377 (1.00%) DB2
12 374 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
13 355 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 329 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 324 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 307 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
17 300 (0.79%) NoSQL
18 295 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
18 295 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
19 259 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1317 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 1061 (2.81%) Subversion
3 1049 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 977 (2.59%) NUnit
5 845 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 602 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
7 577 (1.53%) Jenkins
8 556 (1.47%) JIRA
9 521 (1.38%) Selenium
10 487 (1.29%) Moq
11 474 (1.26%) TeamCity
12 454 (1.20%) MSTest
13 266 (0.70%) Maven
14 227 (0.60%) JUnit
15 218 (0.58%) Eclipse
16 212 (0.56%) Ant
17 198 (0.52%) WebDriver
18 169 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
19 167 (0.44%) SpecFlow
20 160 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 6911 (18.30%) Finance
2 1690 (4.48%) Banking
3 1445 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 1354 (3.59%) Retail
5 1064 (2.82%) Law
6 876 (2.32%) Legal
7 642 (1.70%) Marketing
8 462 (1.22%) Advertising
9 449 (1.19%) Front Office
10 436 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 421 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 418 (1.11%) Back Office
13 400 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 342 (0.91%) Games
15 287 (0.76%) Publishing
16 282 (0.75%) Electronics
17 218 (0.58%) French Language
18 180 (0.48%) German Language
19 142 (0.38%) Aerospace
20 131 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6974 (18.47%) Analyst
2 5985 (15.85%) Developer
3 4270 (11.31%) Support Engineer
4 3511 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 2101 (5.56%) Administrator
6 1978 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1957 (5.18%) IT Support
8 1872 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 1817 (4.81%) Consultant
10 1744 (4.62%) .NET Developer
11 1424 (3.77%) Architect
12 1407 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
13 1386 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
14 1368 (3.62%) Applications Support
15 1325 (3.51%) Service Analyst
16 1292 (3.42%) Technical Support
17 1285 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
18 1252 (3.32%) C# Developer
19 1112 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
20 1076 (2.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6036 (15.98%) .NET
2 3290 (8.71%) HTML
3 3236 (8.57%) ASP.NET
4 2383 (6.31%) CSS
5 2222 (5.88%) Web Services
6 2126 (5.63%) XML
7 1546 (4.09%) WCF
8 1535 (4.06%) jQuery
9 1523 (4.03%) .NET Framework
10 1412 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1323 (3.50%) WinForms
12 1296 (3.43%) WPF
13 1005 (2.66%) HTML5
14 819 (2.17%) Ajax
15 598 (1.58%) Middleware
16 578 (1.53%) REST
17 557 (1.48%) JSON
18 520 (1.38%) SOAP
19 508 (1.35%) Castle Windsor
20 480 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2504 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2185 (5.79%) Blackberry
3 1860 (4.93%) Computer Science
4 1564 (4.14%) Clustering
5 1150 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 795 (2.11%) Replication
7 701 (1.86%) Open Source
8 679 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 621 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 594 (1.57%) User Experience
11 587 (1.55%) Mathematics
12 552 (1.46%) Hedge funds
13 532 (1.41%) Client/Server
14 529 (1.40%) iPhone
15 393 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
16 344 (0.91%) Fat Client
16 344 (0.91%) Thin Client
16 344 (0.91%) iPad
17 285 (0.75%) PKI
18 279 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9152 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 8685 (23.00%) Linux
3 6104 (16.16%) Windows 7
4 5768 (15.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 5181 (13.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4316 (11.43%) UNIX
7 3702 (9.80%) Windows XP
8 2508 (6.64%) Windows 8
9 1616 (4.28%) Android
10 1346 (3.56%) Apple iOS
11 1158 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1092 (2.89%) Solaris
13 861 (2.28%) Mac OS X
14 819 (2.17%) Windows Vista
15 662 (1.75%) AIX
16 557 (1.48%) CentOS
17 523 (1.38%) Ubuntu
18 505 (1.34%) Windows Phone
19 458 (1.21%) Windows 2000
20 414 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6463 (17.12%) ITIL
2 4533 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2311 (6.12%) MVC
4 1904 (5.04%) Software Engineering
5 1897 (5.02%) OO
6 1819 (4.82%) Project Management
7 1777 (4.71%) Scrum
8 1592 (4.22%) Service Delivery
8 1592 (4.22%) TDD
9 1419 (3.76%) Mentoring
10 1407 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 1347 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
12 1320 (3.50%) Migration
13 1249 (3.31%) E-Commerce
14 1219 (3.23%) Service Management
15 1162 (3.08%) Change Management
16 1103 (2.92%) CRM
17 1068 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
18 977 (2.59%) DevOps
19 974 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9651 (25.56%) SQL
2 5531 (14.65%) C#
3 3320 (8.79%) JavaScript
4 3102 (8.21%) Java
5 2381 (6.31%) PowerShell
6 2277 (6.03%) C++
7 1556 (4.12%) Python
8 1485 (3.93%) Perl
9 1436 (3.80%) T-SQL
10 1148 (3.04%) C
11 1050 (2.78%) VB
12 1001 (2.65%) PHP
13 980 (2.60%) VB.NET
14 934 (2.47%) Bash Shell
15 757 (2.00%) Shell Script
16 720 (1.91%) Ruby
17 663 (1.76%) VBScript
18 436 (1.15%) PL/SQL
19 307 (0.81%) Objective-C
20 285 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4728 (12.52%) Degree
2 4398 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2715 (7.19%) MCSE
4 2062 (5.46%) Security Cleared
5 1978 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1541 (4.08%) MCITP
7 1528 (4.05%) SC Cleared
7 1528 (4.05%) CCNA
8 1519 (4.02%) MCP
9 1283 (3.40%) MCSA
10 1103 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 719 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 683 (1.81%) CCNP
12 683 (1.81%) MCTS
13 587 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
14 571 (1.51%) DV Cleared
15 458 (1.21%) CCA
16 406 (1.08%) CISSP
17 393 (1.04%) ISEB
18 273 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2390 (6.33%) SLA
2 1163 (3.08%) QA
3 442 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 344 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 286 (0.76%) ISO 9001
6 171 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 103 (0.27%) COBIT
8 24 (0.064%) HL7
9 22 (0.058%) ISO 9000
10 21 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 21 (0.056%) TickIT
10 21 (0.056%) JSP 440
11 16 (0.042%) ISO 8583
12 14 (0.037%) WAI
12 14 (0.037%) DICOM
13 13 (0.034%) EMIR
14 12 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
15 11 (0.029%) Data Quality
16 10 (0.026%) GPG13
16 10 (0.026%) GLP
System Software
1 12713 (33.67%) Active Directory
2 6740 (17.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3115 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 2065 (5.47%) XenApp
5 1913 (5.07%) vSphere
6 1128 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 862 (2.28%) XenDesktop
8 838 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
9 503 (1.33%) Terminal Services
10 441 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 418 (1.11%) XenServer
12 281 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 241 (0.64%) NFS
14 229 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
15 223 (0.59%) Xen
16 212 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 208 (0.55%) vCloud
18 206 (0.55%) KVM
19 204 (0.54%) Firmware
20 183 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2282 (6.04%) SCCM
2 1165 (3.09%) SCOM
3 858 (2.27%) Puppet
4 799 (2.12%) Backup Exec
5 614 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 561 (1.49%) Nagios
7 525 (1.39%) NetBackup
8 497 (1.32%) WSUS
9 468 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 298 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
11 252 (0.67%) SCVMM
12 232 (0.61%) Tivoli
13 199 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 163 (0.43%) Data Guard
15 147 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 133 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 130 (0.34%) HP SIM
18 123 (0.33%) Ansible
19 122 (0.32%) OpenView
20 119 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15761 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 10542 (27.92%) VMware
3 6119 (16.20%) Citrix
4 5330 (14.11%) Cisco
5 3761 (9.96%) Oracle
6 3055 (8.09%) HP
7 1531 (4.05%) Red Hat
8 1334 (3.53%) NetApp
9 1313 (3.48%) Symantec
10 1246 (3.30%) Apple
11 1188 (3.15%) Dell
12 1120 (2.97%) EMC
13 1089 (2.88%) IBM
14 977 (2.59%) Juniper
15 779 (2.06%) CheckPoint
16 541 (1.43%) Avaya
17 457 (1.21%) McAfee
18 456 (1.21%) Bloomberg
19 409 (1.08%) Google
20 395 (1.05%) F5
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 9 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Wow
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Orpington, Kent
Stratospherec
Salary: £30k - 60k per year + exc Bens
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Stratospherec
Salary: £60k - 80k per year + excellent bonuses and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Stratospherec
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum plus excellent benefits & bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shepperton, Middlesex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car + MS certs funded!
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum 10% bonus + pension + life + health
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Pension, Child care vouchers, gym
Posted: Yesterday