Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 20 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 641 451 1,701
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 9.49% 10.98% 13.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.02% 52.32% 57.62%
Number of salaries quoted 583 395 1,511
10th Percentile £29,150 £28,900 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.82% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £89,750 £90,000 £81,250
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 1,086 862 2,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.08% 20.99% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 998 763 2,571
10th Percentile £32,350 £32,950 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £95,000
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year +4.00% +6.38% +2.17%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -8 479 £58,250 +1.30% 181
West End of London +5 52 £37,500 +7.14% 2
City of Westminster +12 38 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Southwark +3 7 £31,500 -47.50%
Kensington and Chelsea - 4 £48,750 -
Camden - 3 £28,250 -
Windows
London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 295 (46.02%) Microsoft
2 293 (45.71%) Active Directory
3 250 (39.00%) Azure
3 250 (39.00%) Microsoft 365
4 205 (31.98%) Social Skills
5 203 (31.67%) Windows Server
6 169 (26.37%) Windows 10
7 167 (26.05%) Finance
8 137 (21.37%) PowerShell
9 124 (19.34%) VMware
10 123 (19.19%) Linux
11 120 (18.72%) SQL
11 120 (18.72%) SQL Server
12 116 (18.10%) ITIL
13 107 (16.69%) Microsoft Office
14 94 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 90 (14.04%) AWS
16 85 (13.26%) C#
17 82 (12.79%) Firewall
18 81 (12.64%) Citrix
19 76 (11.86%) DevOps
20 75 (11.70%) JavaScript
20 75 (11.70%) .NET
21 74 (11.54%) Python
21 74 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
22 73 (11.39%) DNS
23 72 (11.23%) Law
24 71 (11.08%) SCCM
25 69 (10.76%) Computer Science
26 68 (10.61%) Terraform

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 51 (7.96%) MS Exchange
2 42 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.28%) Confluence
4 19 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (2.96%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.18%) IIS
7 6 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.62%) CMS
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.47%) SAS
9 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.16%) JBoss
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 107 (16.69%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) InVision
4 3 (0.47%) Sketch
5 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) BambooHR
1 4 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.62%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.47%) FastStats
2 3 (0.47%) Relativity
2 3 (0.47%) Unica
3 2 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.16%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 250 (39.00%) Azure
1 250 (39.00%) Microsoft 365
2 90 (14.04%) AWS
3 57 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 51 (7.96%) IaaS
5 36 (5.62%) Serverless
6 30 (4.68%) SaaS
7 25 (3.90%) PaaS
8 23 (3.59%) GCP
9 19 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (2.50%) Power Platform
11 15 (2.34%) Mimecast
12 14 (2.18%) Amazon S3
13 13 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (1.56%) Google Workspace
16 9 (1.40%) OneDrive
16 9 (1.40%) Slack
17 7 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 82 (12.79%) Firewall
2 73 (11.39%) DNS
3 67 (10.45%) DHCP
4 58 (9.05%) TCP/IP
5 57 (8.89%) WAN
6 53 (8.27%) VPN
7 45 (7.02%) Wireless
8 38 (5.93%) LAN
9 23 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (3.12%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (3.12%) Internet
11 19 (2.96%) VLAN
11 19 (2.96%) VoIP
12 16 (2.50%) SAN
13 13 (2.03%) Network Security
14 12 (1.87%) IP Telephony
15 9 (1.40%) BGP
15 9 (1.40%) Intranet
16 8 (1.25%) MPLS
16 8 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.50%) Power BI
3 15 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.94%) InfluxDB
11 5 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.62%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2019
12 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (6.86%) JIRA
2 29 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.81%) Bitbucket
4 18 (2.81%) GitLab
5 17 (2.65%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (2.03%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.03%) Selenium
8 11 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (1.72%) REST Assured
9 7 (1.09%) Postman
9 7 (1.09%) TestCafe
9 7 (1.09%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.62%) Appium
10 4 (0.62%) Maven
10 4 (0.62%) NUnit
10 4 (0.62%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.47%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 205 (31.98%) Social Skills
2 167 (26.05%) Finance
3 72 (11.23%) Law
4 67 (10.45%) Legal
5 56 (8.74%) Banking
6 47 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.43%) Front Office
8 18 (2.81%) Financial Institution
8 18 (2.81%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
10 14 (2.18%) Marketing
10 14 (2.18%) Retail
11 12 (1.87%) Advertising
11 12 (1.87%) Back Office
12 8 (1.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 7 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
13 7 (1.09%) Investment Banking
13 7 (1.09%) Public Sector
14 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 132 (20.59%) Analyst
2 79 (12.32%) IT Support
3 76 (11.86%) Developer
4 72 (11.23%) Support Analyst
4 72 (11.23%) Support Engineer
5 57 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 57 (8.89%) IT Analyst
6 50 (7.80%) Desktop Support
7 44 (6.86%) IT Engineer
8 42 (6.55%) Software Developer
9 37 (5.77%) IT Support Analyst
10 31 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
11 28 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
12 27 (4.21%) Senior Developer
13 26 (4.06%) Applications Support
13 26 (4.06%) Service Analyst
13 26 (4.06%) Service Desk Analyst
14 24 (3.74%) Team Leader
15 23 (3.59%) Support Technician
16 22 (3.43%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.70%) .NET
2 56 (8.74%) HTML
3 55 (8.58%) HTML5
4 51 (7.96%) CSS
5 23 (3.59%) ASP.NET
6 21 (3.28%) Web Services
7 18 (2.81%) .NET Core
7 18 (2.81%) FIX Protocol
8 17 (2.65%) AngularJS
9 16 (2.50%) REST
10 15 (2.34%) JSON
11 14 (2.18%) React
12 13 (2.03%) Gherkin
12 13 (2.03%) jQuery
12 13 (2.03%) WCF
13 12 (1.87%) SOAP
14 11 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (1.72%) LINQ
15 9 (1.40%) Vue.js
15 9 (1.40%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.86%) Management Information System
2 43 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (5.46%) Video Conferencing
4 28 (4.37%) iPhone
5 27 (4.21%) iPad
6 26 (4.06%) Blackberry
7 25 (3.90%) Data Centre
7 25 (3.90%) User Experience
8 19 (2.96%) Equities
9 18 (2.81%) Hedge funds
10 16 (2.50%) Public Cloud
11 15 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (2.18%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.72%) Handset
14 10 (1.56%) Fat Client
14 10 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.56%) Thin Client
15 9 (1.40%) Replication
16 8 (1.25%) Cloud Native
17 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 203 (31.67%) Windows Server
2 169 (26.37%) Windows 10
3 123 (19.19%) Linux
4 74 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (10.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 47 (7.33%) Mac OS X
6 47 (7.33%) Unix
7 44 (6.86%) Windows 7
8 42 (6.55%) Android
9 31 (4.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 19 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (2.81%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.65%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.87%) Mac OS
13 12 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
14 10 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.25%) VMS
16 6 (0.94%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (18.10%) ITIL
2 76 (11.86%) DevOps
3 69 (10.76%) Computer Science
4 67 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 61 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (9.36%) Service Delivery
7 50 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (7.64%) Migration
9 47 (7.33%) Information Security
10 46 (7.18%) Multithreading
11 45 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
12 44 (6.86%) Incident Management
12 44 (6.86%) Service Management
13 41 (6.40%) Collaborative Working
13 41 (6.40%) Multithreaded Programming
14 38 (5.93%) ITSM
15 32 (4.99%) Asset Management
15 32 (4.99%) Problem Management
16 31 (4.84%) Analytics
17 30 (4.68%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 137 (21.37%) PowerShell
2 120 (18.72%) SQL
3 85 (13.26%) C#
4 75 (11.70%) JavaScript
5 74 (11.54%) Python
6 28 (4.37%) Bash Shell
6 28 (4.37%) Java
7 13 (2.03%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.87%) C++
9 11 (1.72%) VB
10 10 (1.56%) Ruby
10 10 (1.56%) VBScript
11 8 (1.25%) C
11 8 (1.25%) Go
12 7 (1.09%) Perl
12 7 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.47%) PHP
13 3 (0.47%) R
13 3 (0.47%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (9.98%) Degree
2 35 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.34%) CCNA
6 12 (1.87%) MCSE
6 12 (1.87%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.72%) CISSP
8 9 (1.40%) CISA
8 9 (1.40%) CISM
8 9 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.40%) MCP
9 8 (1.25%) CCNP
9 8 (1.25%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.78%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.78%) MCITP
10 5 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.33%) SLA
2 30 (4.68%) QA
3 16 (2.50%) GDPR
4 15 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.94%) NIST
6 4 (0.62%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) GRC
System Software
1 293 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 94 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (7.96%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.37%) Docker
5 27 (4.21%) XenApp
6 23 (3.59%) vSphere
7 20 (3.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.87%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.56%) VMware Server
14 8 (1.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.47%) Firmware
16 3 (0.47%) KVM
17 2 (0.31%) Ceph
18 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 71 (11.08%) SCCM
2 68 (10.61%) Terraform
3 50 (7.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 37 (5.77%) Ansible
5 23 (3.59%) Kubernetes
6 18 (2.81%) SCOM
7 12 (1.87%) Nagios
8 11 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (1.56%) Grafana
10 9 (1.40%) NetBackup
11 8 (1.25%) Puppet
12 7 (1.09%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.09%) Perfmon
12 7 (1.09%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.94%) EdgeSight
13 6 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.94%) MOM
13 6 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.94%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.94%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 295 (46.02%) Microsoft
2 124 (19.34%) VMware
3 81 (12.64%) Citrix
4 64 (9.98%) Cisco
5 47 (7.33%) Apple
6 41 (6.40%) ServiceNow
7 40 (6.24%) iManage
8 34 (5.30%) Bloomberg
9 29 (4.52%) HP
10 23 (3.59%) Google
11 20 (3.12%) Aderant
12 19 (2.96%) Intapp
12 19 (2.96%) LogicMonitor
13 17 (2.65%) Atlassian
14 16 (2.50%) Dell
14 16 (2.50%) NetApp
15 15 (2.34%) Meraki
15 15 (2.34%) Reuters
16 13 (2.03%) Adobe
16 13 (2.03%) Oracle