Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 17 28 15
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 788 424 1,405
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 11.11% 8.57% 12.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.03% 50.72% 56.16%
Number of salaries quoted 674 385 1,246
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,888 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.64% +22.22% -10.00%
75th Percentile £69,688 £73,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £80,000
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%

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 1,335 836 2,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.82% 16.89% 21.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,190 746 2,176
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,844 £27,500
25th Percentile £42,813 £46,250 £39,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.80% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £93,750
London median annual salary £63,500 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -2.31% +13.04% -4.17%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 +10 592 £57,500 +4.55% 190
West End of London +9 47 £36,000 +13.39%
City of Westminster +16 39 £32,000 -27.68%
Camden -4 6 £43,250 +88.04%
Southwark -6 6 £81,250 +80.56%
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £55,000 -
Lambeth - 1 £23,500 -
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 385 (48.86%) Active Directory
2 345 (43.78%) Microsoft 365
3 334 (42.39%) Microsoft
4 292 (37.06%) Azure
5 260 (32.99%) Windows Server
6 238 (30.20%) Social Skills
7 232 (29.44%) Windows 10
8 222 (28.17%) Finance
9 192 (24.37%) VMware
10 177 (22.46%) PowerShell
11 148 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
12 143 (18.15%) SQL
13 140 (17.77%) Windows Server 2016
14 137 (17.39%) ITIL
15 135 (17.13%) Linux
16 134 (17.01%) SQL Server
17 131 (16.62%) VMware Infrastructure
18 119 (15.10%) Firewall
19 116 (14.72%) AWS
20 114 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
21 113 (14.34%) DNS
22 110 (13.96%) Citrix
23 108 (13.71%) Degree
24 106 (13.45%) SCCM
25 102 (12.94%) Computer Science
26 100 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
27 93 (11.80%) DHCP
28 91 (11.55%) Cybersecurity
29 90 (11.42%) C#
30 87 (11.04%) .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 60 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 48 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.79%) Confluence
4 21 (2.66%) IIS
5 10 (1.27%) CMS
6 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.89%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.76%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.13%) JBoss
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 148 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.76%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.51%) Sketch
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.13%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.51%) BambooHR
2 4 (0.51%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.13%) Relativity
4 1 (0.13%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 345 (43.78%) Microsoft 365
2 292 (37.06%) Azure
3 116 (14.72%) AWS
4 79 (10.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (6.60%) SaaS
6 46 (5.84%) IaaS
7 36 (4.57%) Serverless
8 35 (4.44%) PaaS
9 21 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (2.66%) OneDrive
9 21 (2.66%) Power Platform
10 20 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (2.54%) Azure Monitor
11 17 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (2.16%) GCP
11 17 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (1.78%) Google Workspace
13 13 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (1.52%) PowerApps
15 11 (1.40%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (15.10%) Firewall
2 113 (14.34%) DNS
3 93 (11.80%) DHCP
4 79 (10.03%) WAN
5 72 (9.14%) TCP/IP
6 68 (8.63%) VPN
7 55 (6.98%) LAN
8 52 (6.60%) Wireless
9 48 (6.09%) Internet
10 38 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (3.30%) BGP
11 26 (3.30%) VoIP
12 23 (2.92%) VLAN
13 18 (2.28%) SAN
14 16 (2.03%) Network Security
15 15 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
17 13 (1.65%) WebEx
18 9 (1.14%) SMTP
19 7 (0.89%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (1.14%) Metadata
7 9 (1.14%) Power BI
8 8 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (1.02%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2019
11 4 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.38%) DTS
12 3 (0.38%) MySQL
12 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.25%) Tableau
14 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (4.57%) JIRA
2 32 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.16%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.78%) GitLab
6 11 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.27%) Subversion
8 6 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.76%) NUnit
8 6 (0.76%) Postman
8 6 (0.76%) REST Assured
8 6 (0.76%) TestCafe
8 6 (0.76%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.63%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.38%) Appium
10 3 (0.38%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.38%) git-flow
10 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 238 (30.20%) Social Skills
2 222 (28.17%) Finance
3 80 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (9.77%) Law
5 63 (7.99%) Legal
6 54 (6.85%) Banking
7 35 (4.44%) Games
8 31 (3.93%) Electronics
9 29 (3.68%) Organisational Skills
10 20 (2.54%) Financial Institution
11 18 (2.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 18 (2.28%) Marketing
12 16 (2.03%) Back Office
13 15 (1.90%) Front Office
14 14 (1.78%) Retail
15 11 (1.40%) Public Sector
16 10 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
16 10 (1.27%) Manufacturing
17 9 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
17 9 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 170 (21.57%) Analyst
2 95 (12.06%) Support Engineer
3 91 (11.55%) IT Support
4 85 (10.79%) Support Analyst
5 76 (9.64%) IT Engineer
6 72 (9.14%) Developer
7 68 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 58 (7.36%) Desktop Support
9 57 (7.23%) IT Analyst
10 39 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 39 (4.95%) Applications Support
10 39 (4.95%) Service Analyst
11 35 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
12 34 (4.31%) IT Support Engineer
12 34 (4.31%) Software Developer
13 33 (4.19%) IT Support Analyst
14 30 (3.81%) Data Entry Clerk
14 30 (3.81%) Senior Developer
15 29 (3.68%) Applications Support Analyst
16 28 (3.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (11.04%) .NET
2 41 (5.20%) CSS
2 41 (5.20%) HTML
2 41 (5.20%) HTML5
3 31 (3.93%) ASP.NET
4 29 (3.68%) .NET Core
5 28 (3.55%) REST
6 27 (3.43%) React
7 21 (2.66%) jQuery
8 20 (2.54%) Web Services
9 19 (2.41%) AngularJS
10 18 (2.28%) WCF
11 17 (2.16%) JSON
12 16 (2.03%) LINQ
12 16 (2.03%) SOAP
12 16 (2.03%) Vue.js
13 15 (1.90%) WinForms
14 14 (1.78%) Kafka
15 10 (1.27%) .NET Framework
15 10 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.49%) User Experience
2 42 (5.33%) Smartphone
3 37 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (4.06%) Video Conferencing
5 31 (3.93%) Data Centre
6 25 (3.17%) Blackberry
6 25 (3.17%) iPad
6 25 (3.17%) iPhone
7 20 (2.54%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.90%) Equities
10 15 (1.90%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.65%) Handset
12 13 (1.65%) Replication
13 11 (1.40%) Enterprise Cloud
13 11 (1.40%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.14%) Fat Client
14 9 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 260 (32.99%) Windows Server
2 232 (29.44%) Windows 10
3 140 (17.77%) Windows Server 2016
4 135 (17.13%) Linux
5 114 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (9.01%) Android
7 68 (8.63%) Mac OS X
8 56 (7.11%) Windows Server 2019
9 47 (5.96%) Windows 7
10 40 (5.08%) Unix
11 38 (4.82%) Mac OS
12 22 (2.79%) Apple iOS
13 19 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (2.28%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.14%) VMS
16 6 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.25%) AIX
17 2 (0.25%) CentOS
17 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (17.39%) ITIL
2 102 (12.94%) Computer Science
3 100 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (11.55%) Cybersecurity
5 83 (10.53%) DevOps
6 82 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (10.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 68 (8.63%) Migration
9 63 (7.99%) ITSM
10 57 (7.23%) Information Security
11 48 (6.09%) Service Management
12 46 (5.84%) Incident Management
13 43 (5.46%) Data Loss Prevention
13 43 (5.46%) IT Governance
14 42 (5.33%) API Integration
15 40 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
15 40 (5.08%) Project Management
16 39 (4.95%) Data Entry
16 39 (4.95%) Time Management
17 36 (4.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 177 (22.46%) PowerShell
2 143 (18.15%) SQL
3 90 (11.42%) C#
4 71 (9.01%) JavaScript
5 67 (8.50%) Python
6 56 (7.11%) Bash
7 31 (3.93%) Java
8 18 (2.28%) C++
8 18 (2.28%) VB
9 10 (1.27%) Ruby
9 10 (1.27%) VBScript
10 9 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.14%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.02%) Go
11 8 (1.02%) Perl
12 4 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.13%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.13%) C
13 1 (0.13%) COBOL
13 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (13.71%) Degree
2 71 (9.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.66%) CCNA
6 20 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (2.41%) CCNP
8 11 (1.40%) MCSE
9 9 (1.14%) MCP
10 8 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.76%) MCITP
11 6 (0.76%) MCTS
11 6 (0.76%) Security Cleared
12 5 (0.63%) MCSA
12 5 (0.63%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.51%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.38%) CCA
14 3 (0.38%) CCIE
14 3 (0.38%) CHECK Team Member
14 3 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.11%) SLA
2 24 (3.05%) QA
3 23 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.16%) GDPR
5 5 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) NIST
7 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 385 (48.86%) Active Directory
2 131 (16.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (8.12%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (3.05%) vSphere
6 21 (2.66%) XenApp
7 20 (2.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (2.28%) Docker
9 17 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.14%) Ceph
12 8 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.89%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.89%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.38%) KVM
15 3 (0.38%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 106 (13.45%) SCCM
2 87 (11.04%) Terraform
3 56 (7.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (4.19%) Ansible
5 26 (3.30%) Kubernetes
6 23 (2.92%) SCOM
7 15 (1.90%) Nagios
8 13 (1.65%) Puppet
9 11 (1.40%) EdgeSight
9 11 (1.40%) SCOrch
9 11 (1.40%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.14%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.76%) Perfmon
12 5 (0.63%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.63%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.63%) SCSM
12 5 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 334 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 192 (24.37%) VMware
3 110 (13.96%) Citrix
4 74 (9.39%) Apple
5 65 (8.25%) Cisco
6 62 (7.87%) ServiceNow
7 51 (6.47%) iManage
8 34 (4.31%) Google
9 32 (4.06%) LogicMonitor
10 31 (3.93%) HP
11 30 (3.81%) Bloomberg
12 28 (3.55%) Meraki
13 27 (3.43%) Okta
14 26 (3.30%) Aderant
14 26 (3.30%) Splunk
15 25 (3.17%) Intapp
16 20 (2.54%) Dell
17 17 (2.16%) Atlassian
17 17 (2.16%) Reuters
18 16 (2.03%) Adobe