Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,859 1,926 2,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.15% 15.50% 14.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.15% 59.67% 54.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,641 1,757 1,979
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,197 3,228 4,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 22.61% 25.97% 26.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2,859 2,901 3,645
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £53,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.21% -3.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Salary Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Central London.

Salary trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Central London over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Central London

Windows
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Central London region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 1,400 £50,000 - 217
West End of London -11 67 £47,250 +29.45% 55
City of Westminster +2 35 £58,750 -9.62%
Southwark -5 32 £50,000 +56.25%
Camden +3 24 £42,500 +16.44%
Kensington and Chelsea +2 21 £37,500 -16.67%
Lambeth +3 4 £26,250 -25.00%
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 830 (44.65%) Active Directory
2 785 (42.23%) Microsoft
3 679 (36.53%) Windows Server
4 647 (34.80%) Finance
5 483 (25.98%) Office 365
6 481 (25.87%) VMware
7 449 (24.15%) Linux
8 402 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
9 394 (21.19%) SQL
10 383 (20.60%) PowerShell
11 381 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
12 380 (20.44%) ITIL
13 357 (19.20%) Windows 10
14 354 (19.04%) Windows 7
15 330 (17.75%) Firewall
16 324 (17.43%) SQL Server
17 311 (16.73%) Windows Server 2012
18 302 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
19 300 (16.14%) DNS
20 297 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
21 293 (15.76%) MS Exchange
22 292 (15.71%) Citrix
23 255 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 232 (12.48%) TCP/IP
25 228 (12.26%) Cisco
26 227 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
27 222 (11.94%) DHCP
28 202 (10.87%) C#
29 200 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
30 199 (10.70%) .NET

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 293 (15.76%) MS Exchange
2 106 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 104 (5.59%) SharePoint
4 102 (5.49%) Skype for Business
5 89 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 82 (4.41%) IIS
7 30 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (1.45%) Apache
9 24 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.13%) Confluence
11 20 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (0.81%) CMS
13 14 (0.75%) JBoss
14 10 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.43%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.43%) nginx
15 8 (0.43%) WordPress
16 7 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 402 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.54%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
6 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.27%) Camtasia
7 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) Maya
8 3 (0.16%) NUKE
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.11%) Houdini
9 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.81%) Carpe Diem
3 10 (0.54%) Infor SunSystems
3 10 (0.54%) ReMetrica
4 8 (0.43%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.38%) Eikon
5 7 (0.38%) MetaTrader
6 6 (0.32%) Sage X3
7 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.22%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.16%) iTrent
9 3 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
9 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.11%) Magento
10 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.054%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.054%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.054%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 483 (25.98%) Office 365
2 381 (20.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 227 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (2.53%) Mimecast
6 45 (2.42%) SaaS
7 44 (2.37%) IaaS
8 35 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (1.61%) G Suite
10 22 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (1.18%) GitHub
11 18 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 18 (0.97%) PaaS
12 16 (0.86%) Slack
13 15 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.81%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.75%) Amazon S3
15 13 (0.70%) Serverless
16 12 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.59%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 330 (17.75%) Firewall
2 300 (16.14%) DNS
3 232 (12.48%) TCP/IP
4 222 (11.94%) DHCP
5 158 (8.50%) VPN
6 141 (7.58%) WAN
7 140 (7.53%) SAN
8 134 (7.21%) LAN
9 116 (6.24%) Skype
10 71 (3.82%) Internet
11 65 (3.50%) VLAN
12 61 (3.28%) VoIP
13 59 (3.17%) Wireless
14 50 (2.69%) Network Security
15 28 (1.51%) Intranet
15 28 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (1.29%) MPLS
18 23 (1.24%) NAS
18 23 (1.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 50 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (2.21%) MySQL
7 34 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (1.40%) Big Data
9 22 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.13%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 20 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
11 20 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.91%) Power BI
12 17 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 73 (3.93%) Git (software)
2 70 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 67 (3.60%) JIRA
4 56 (3.01%) Visual Studio
5 49 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (2.47%) TeamCity
7 29 (1.56%) Subversion
8 28 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
8 28 (1.51%) Selenium
9 19 (1.02%) Maven
9 19 (1.02%) MSBuild
10 16 (0.86%) Ant
10 16 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.70%) Bitbucket
11 13 (0.70%) Cucumber
12 12 (0.65%) CruiseControl
13 10 (0.54%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.48%) JMeter
14 9 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.43%) SonarQube
General
1 647 (34.80%) Finance
2 174 (9.36%) Law
3 155 (8.34%) Legal
4 151 (8.12%) Banking
5 46 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.15%) Marketing
7 36 (1.94%) Advertising
7 36 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.83%) Back Office
9 32 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.97%) Retail
11 12 (0.65%) Games
12 11 (0.59%) Billing
13 9 (0.48%) Front Office
13 9 (0.48%) Publishing
14 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.27%) German Language
16 4 (0.22%) Military
17 3 (0.16%) Automotive
17 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 399 (21.46%) Analyst
2 271 (14.58%) Support Engineer
3 190 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 174 (9.36%) Support Analyst
5 170 (9.14%) IT Support
6 155 (8.34%) Developer
7 146 (7.85%) Desktop Support
8 120 (6.46%) IT Engineer
9 104 (5.59%) Service Analyst
10 103 (5.54%) IT Analyst
11 92 (4.95%) Administrator
12 89 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
12 89 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
13 84 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
14 76 (4.09%) IT Support Engineer
14 76 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
15 75 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
15 75 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
16 73 (3.93%) .NET Developer
17 70 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (10.70%) .NET
2 98 (5.27%) HTML
3 77 (4.14%) Web Services
4 76 (4.09%) ASP.NET
5 59 (3.17%) CSS
6 52 (2.80%) AngularJS
6 52 (2.80%) XML
7 50 (2.69%) JSON
8 47 (2.53%) jQuery
9 45 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 43 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
11 42 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (2.15%) LDAP
13 35 (1.88%) WCF
14 29 (1.56%) .NET Framework
15 26 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 25 (1.34%) Regular Expression
17 22 (1.18%) WinForms
18 18 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 17 (0.91%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 121 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.70%) Data Centre
3 76 (4.09%) Computer Science
4 69 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 57 (3.07%) Fintech
6 52 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 45 (2.42%) Hedge funds
8 41 (2.21%) Clustering
8 41 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
9 40 (2.15%) iPhone
10 38 (2.04%) Mobile App
11 37 (1.99%) Blackberry
12 36 (1.94%) PKI
13 30 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 28 (1.51%) Replication
15 26 (1.40%) User Experience
16 24 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (1.24%) Public Cloud
18 21 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
19 18 (0.97%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 679 (36.53%) Windows Server
2 449 (24.15%) Linux
3 357 (19.20%) Windows 10
4 354 (19.04%) Windows 7
5 311 (16.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 297 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 125 (6.72%) Unix
8 101 (5.43%) Android
9 89 (4.79%) Mac OS X
10 85 (4.57%) Apple iOS
11 76 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 63 (3.39%) Windows 8
13 56 (3.01%) Mac OS
14 49 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (2.47%) CentOS
16 39 (2.10%) HPUX
17 37 (1.99%) AIX
18 36 (1.94%) Solaris
19 14 (0.75%) Windows XP
20 12 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (20.44%) ITIL
2 255 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 200 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
4 192 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
5 190 (10.22%) DevOps
6 130 (6.99%) Information Security
7 123 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
7 123 (6.62%) Project Management
8 122 (6.56%) Configuration Management
9 102 (5.49%) Migration
10 79 (4.25%) MVC
10 79 (4.25%) Service Management
11 75 (4.03%) Penetration Testing
12 73 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 72 (3.87%) Open Source
13 72 (3.87%) Scrum
14 67 (3.60%) High Availability
15 65 (3.50%) Analytics
15 65 (3.50%) SIEM
16 61 (3.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 394 (21.19%) SQL
2 383 (20.60%) PowerShell
3 202 (10.87%) C#
4 143 (7.69%) Python
5 119 (6.40%) Java
6 94 (5.06%) JavaScript
7 77 (4.14%) Perl
8 75 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 70 (3.77%) T-SQL
10 47 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 45 (2.42%) C++
12 28 (1.51%) Ruby
13 26 (1.40%) C
14 25 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.29%) VB
16 21 (1.13%) PHP
17 18 (0.97%) VBScript
18 17 (0.91%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.91%) VBA
19 7 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 170 (9.14%) Degree
2 159 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 104 (5.59%) CISSP
4 102 (5.49%) MCSE
5 68 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (2.90%) MCSA
7 51 (2.74%) MCP
8 47 (2.53%) CISM
9 46 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 43 (2.31%) CCNA
11 27 (1.45%) CCNP
11 27 (1.45%) CEH
12 24 (1.29%) GIAC
12 24 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.29%) MCITP
13 19 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 19 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (0.97%) A+ Certification
14 18 (0.97%) CCIE
14 18 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.14%) SLA
2 63 (3.39%) GDPR
3 54 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (2.37%) QA
5 27 (1.45%) MiFID
6 18 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.32%) GCP
10 6 (0.32%) WAI
11 2 (0.11%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) PMO
12 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.054%) EMIR
12 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.054%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 830 (44.65%) Active Directory
2 302 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 91 (4.90%) XenApp
5 66 (3.55%) vSphere
6 63 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (3.01%) XenDesktop
8 50 (2.69%) Docker
9 31 (1.67%) XenServer
10 29 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
11 27 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
12 26 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (1.02%) Snort
14 13 (0.70%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.38%) LXC
16 7 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 5 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 190 (10.22%) SCCM
2 100 (5.38%) Ansible
3 84 (4.52%) Puppet
4 70 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
5 65 (3.50%) SCOM
6 36 (1.94%) WSUS
7 34 (1.83%) Nagios
8 28 (1.51%) Terraform
9 27 (1.45%) Kubernetes
10 26 (1.40%) Kibana
11 24 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
12 21 (1.13%) Backup Exec
13 20 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
14 19 (1.02%) OSSEC
15 17 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
15 17 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
16 15 (0.81%) logstash
16 15 (0.81%) vCenter Server
17 10 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 785 (42.23%) Microsoft
2 481 (25.87%) VMware
3 292 (15.71%) Citrix
4 228 (12.26%) Cisco
5 108 (5.81%) Red Hat
6 103 (5.54%) Oracle
7 97 (5.22%) Apple
8 79 (4.25%) HP
9 61 (3.28%) iManage
10 50 (2.69%) NetApp
11 49 (2.64%) Splunk
12 48 (2.58%) Adobe
13 46 (2.47%) Google
14 45 (2.42%) ServiceNow
15 39 (2.10%) CheckPoint
15 39 (2.10%) SolarWinds
16 36 (1.94%) EMC
17 35 (1.88%) Veeam
18 32 (1.72%) Dell
19 31 (1.67%) Ivanti