Period
to 21 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 457 1,694 1,887
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 11.02% 13.38% 13.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.41% 57.78% 57.85%
Number of salaries quoted 420 1,576 1,711
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £80,000
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.72%

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 872 2,932 3,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 21.03% 23.16% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 765 2,511 2,904
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £34,500 £28,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £91,250
London median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +13.04% - +4.55%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Central London.

Salary trend for Windows in Central London

Windows
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Central London over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

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 October 2020. 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 -5 394 £57,500 +15.00% 64
West End of London +3 14 £33,000 -24.57% 1
City of Westminster +7 3 £55,000 +74.60%
Southwark +5 1 £60,000 +30.22%
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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.

1 214 (46.83%) Microsoft
2 188 (41.14%) Active Directory
3 167 (36.54%) Windows Server
4 158 (34.57%) Finance
5 156 (34.14%) Azure
6 150 (32.82%) Office 365
7 138 (30.20%) Linux
8 114 (24.95%) Windows 10
9 109 (23.85%) VMware
10 103 (22.54%) PowerShell
11 94 (20.57%) AWS
11 94 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 80 (17.51%) Python
13 72 (15.75%) DevOps
14 71 (15.54%) SQL
15 69 (15.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 64 (14.00%) ITIL
17 63 (13.79%) SQL Server
18 62 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
19 60 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
20 58 (12.69%) Ansible
21 56 (12.25%) Terraform
22 55 (12.04%) SCCM
23 54 (11.82%) Citrix
24 52 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
25 49 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
26 48 (10.50%) Firewall
26 48 (10.50%) Management Information System
27 45 (9.85%) Cisco
27 45 (9.85%) SharePoint

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 45 (9.85%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.22%) IIS
3 31 (6.78%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.41%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.97%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.75%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 7 (1.53%) Confluence
8 5 (1.09%) Apache
9 4 (0.88%) Mendix
9 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.22%) CMS
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 60 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.22%) InDesign
4 1 (0.22%) LightWave 3D
4 1 (0.22%) MODO
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.22%) Revit
4 1 (0.22%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 8 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.66%) iTrent
3 3 (0.66%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.44%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats
5 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 156 (34.14%) Azure
2 150 (32.82%) Office 365
3 94 (20.57%) AWS
4 36 (7.88%) SaaS
5 27 (5.91%) IaaS
6 25 (5.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (5.25%) GCP
8 13 (2.84%) PaaS
9 11 (2.41%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.09%) Heroku
12 5 (1.09%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.09%) Serverless
13 4 (0.88%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.44%) G Suite
14 2 (0.44%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.50%) Firewall
2 41 (8.97%) DNS
3 36 (7.88%) SAN
4 21 (4.60%) DHCP
4 21 (4.60%) VPN
4 21 (4.60%) WAN
5 19 (4.16%) Skype
5 19 (4.16%) TCP/IP
6 17 (3.72%) LAN
7 13 (2.84%) Network Security
8 11 (2.41%) SSH
9 8 (1.75%) FTP
9 8 (1.75%) SSL
10 7 (1.53%) VoIP
10 7 (1.53%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (1.09%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.88%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.66%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (3.06%) MySQL
4 10 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (1.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 7 (1.53%) SAP BW
7 7 (1.53%) SAP HANA
8 6 (1.31%) Redis
9 5 (1.09%) Big Data
10 4 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.88%) KDB
10 4 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (5.47%) JIRA
2 18 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.19%) Selenium
5 7 (1.53%) GitLab
6 6 (1.31%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.09%) Subversion
8 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.66%) JUnit
9 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.66%) Ranorex
9 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.44%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.44%) GCC
10 2 (0.44%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.44%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 158 (34.57%) Finance
2 38 (8.32%) Law
3 37 (8.10%) Banking
4 15 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.06%) Front Office
6 10 (2.19%) Legal
6 10 (2.19%) Publishing
7 9 (1.97%) Advertising
7 9 (1.97%) Marketing
8 8 (1.75%) Back Office
8 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.66%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.66%) Retail
9 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Social Housing
10 2 (0.44%) International Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.44%) Police
10 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (22.76%) Analyst
2 67 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (10.94%) Support Analyst
4 40 (8.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 35 (7.66%) Desktop Support
6 34 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
7 31 (6.78%) Support Engineer
8 30 (6.56%) Developer
9 27 (5.91%) IT Support
10 26 (5.69%) Azure Engineer
10 26 (5.69%) IT Engineer
11 25 (5.47%) Administrator
11 25 (5.47%) Applications Support
12 24 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 23 (5.03%) Desktop Analyst
13 23 (5.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 20 (4.38%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (4.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 18 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 18 (3.94%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.44%) .NET
2 17 (3.72%) Node.js
3 11 (2.41%) HTML
4 10 (2.19%) React
5 9 (1.97%) CSS
5 9 (1.97%) Middleware
5 9 (1.97%) Web Services
6 8 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (1.53%) SAP Basis
7 7 (1.53%) YAML
8 5 (1.09%) GraphQL
8 5 (1.09%) LDAP
8 5 (1.09%) Redux
9 4 (0.88%) Apollo GraphQL
9 4 (0.88%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.88%) Kafka
9 4 (0.88%) Protocol Buffers
9 4 (0.88%) pytest
9 4 (0.88%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.50%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.38%) Public Cloud
4 18 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.63%) CMDB
6 12 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.41%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.75%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.75%) User Experience
10 7 (1.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (1.53%) Robotics
10 7 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.31%) Replication
12 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 167 (36.54%) Windows Server
2 138 (30.20%) Linux
3 114 (24.95%) Windows 10
4 52 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (8.10%) Windows Server 2016
6 35 (7.66%) Windows 7
7 24 (5.25%) Unix
7 24 (5.25%) Windows Server 2019
8 19 (4.16%) Windows XP
9 16 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (3.28%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.97%) Solaris
12 8 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (1.31%) Debian
13 6 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.88%) Android
15 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.22%) CentOS
16 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 72 (15.75%) DevOps
3 64 (14.00%) ITIL
4 62 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (8.10%) Migration
5 37 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (6.13%) Test Automation
7 27 (5.91%) Configuration Management
8 25 (5.47%) Information Security
9 24 (5.25%) ITSM
9 24 (5.25%) Mentoring
10 23 (5.03%) Problem Management
11 22 (4.81%) Fintech
11 22 (4.81%) Service Management
12 20 (4.38%) Change Control
12 20 (4.38%) Infrastructure as Code
13 19 (4.16%) Infrastructure Automation
14 18 (3.94%) CRM
15 17 (3.72%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 103 (22.54%) PowerShell
2 80 (17.51%) Python
3 71 (15.54%) SQL
4 37 (8.10%) Java
5 34 (7.44%) JavaScript
6 31 (6.78%) C#
7 16 (3.50%) Ruby
8 15 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 14 (3.06%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.63%) Go
11 11 (2.41%) Groovy
11 11 (2.41%) Scala
12 10 (2.19%) C++
12 10 (2.19%) Perl
12 10 (2.19%) VB
13 9 (1.97%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.53%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.88%) C
16 3 (0.66%) Korn
16 3 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (7.44%) Degree
3 21 (4.60%) MCSA
4 16 (3.50%) MCP
5 14 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.84%) MCSE
7 12 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
8 11 (2.41%) CISSP
9 10 (2.19%) CISM
10 9 (1.97%) CCSP
11 8 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (1.53%) CREST Certified
12 7 (1.53%) GCFA
12 7 (1.53%) GCIA
12 7 (1.53%) GCIH
12 7 (1.53%) ISEB
13 6 (1.31%) AWS Certification
13 6 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.13%) SLA
2 11 (2.41%) QA
3 10 (2.19%) NIST
4 8 (1.75%) COBIT
5 6 (1.31%) GDPR
5 6 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 188 (41.14%) Active Directory
2 69 (15.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.56%) Docker
4 27 (5.91%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.81%) Virtual Desktop
6 18 (3.94%) XenApp
7 15 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.53%) vSphere
10 3 (0.66%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.44%) Xen
12 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.22%) Firmware
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (12.69%) Ansible
2 56 (12.25%) Terraform
3 55 (12.04%) SCCM
4 33 (7.22%) Puppet
5 31 (6.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (3.72%) Kubernetes
8 12 (2.63%) WSUS
9 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.53%) CSIRT
11 5 (1.09%) Control-M
11 5 (1.09%) Nagios
11 5 (1.09%) SCOM
12 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.66%) CASB
13 3 (0.66%) Kibana
13 3 (0.66%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 2 (0.44%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 214 (46.83%) Microsoft
2 109 (23.85%) VMware
3 54 (11.82%) Citrix
4 45 (9.85%) Cisco
5 39 (8.53%) HP
6 27 (5.91%) Oracle
7 18 (3.94%) Dell
8 13 (2.84%) EMC
8 13 (2.84%) Google
9 12 (2.63%) Apple
9 12 (2.63%) IBM
10 9 (1.97%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.75%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.53%) SAP
13 6 (1.31%) iManage
13 6 (1.31%) NetApp
13 6 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.31%) Veeam
14 5 (1.09%) Mitel
14 5 (1.09%) Red Hat