Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 365 1,034 1,344
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.82% 11.38% 12.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.41% 54.97% 56.97%
Number of salaries quoted 382 921 1,223
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,769 £25,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% 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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 754 1,881 2,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.15% 20.70% 22.77%
Number of salaries quoted 662 1,603 2,092
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £37,504 £28,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,250 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the City of London.

Salary trend for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in the City of London

Windows
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
London Bridge +10 3 £45,000 -21.74%
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 152 (41.64%) Microsoft
2 150 (41.10%) Active Directory
3 147 (40.27%) Azure
4 124 (33.97%) Linux
4 124 (33.97%) Windows Server
5 122 (33.42%) Microsoft 365
5 122 (33.42%) Finance
6 120 (32.88%) VMware
7 103 (28.22%) PowerShell
8 81 (22.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 77 (21.10%) Windows 10
10 73 (20.00%) AWS
11 70 (19.18%) SQL
12 67 (18.36%) SCCM
13 66 (18.08%) Cisco
14 60 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 58 (15.89%) Firewall
16 54 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 51 (13.97%) Citrix
18 50 (13.70%) Windows Server 2016
18 50 (13.70%) Ansible
18 50 (13.70%) DevOps
19 49 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
20 47 (12.88%) SQL Server
21 44 (12.05%) Azure Active Directory
22 42 (11.51%) ITIL
23 40 (10.96%) Python
24 38 (10.41%) HP
24 38 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
24 38 (10.41%) Microsoft Intune

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 37 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.75%) IIS
3 15 (4.11%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.56%) Confluence
5 5 (1.37%) Apache
6 4 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.27%) JBoss
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 34 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Eikon
2 3 (0.82%) iTrent
2 3 (0.82%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.55%) Relativity
4 1 (0.27%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 147 (40.27%) Azure
2 122 (33.42%) Microsoft 365
3 73 (20.00%) AWS
4 44 (12.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (9.59%) SaaS
6 29 (7.95%) IaaS
7 24 (6.58%) PaaS
8 12 (3.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (3.01%) GCP
10 10 (2.74%) Serverless
11 9 (2.47%) Mimecast
12 7 (1.92%) OneDrive
13 6 (1.64%) Power Platform
14 5 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (1.37%) GitHub
14 5 (1.37%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (15.89%) Firewall
2 35 (9.59%) DNS
3 32 (8.77%) VPN
4 31 (8.49%) SAN
5 30 (8.22%) DHCP
6 23 (6.30%) TCP/IP
7 19 (5.21%) WAN
8 18 (4.93%) LAN
9 14 (3.84%) Network Security
10 11 (3.01%) VSAN
11 10 (2.74%) NAS
12 9 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.47%) VoIP
13 8 (2.19%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.64%) Skype
15 6 (1.64%) SSL
16 5 (1.37%) iSCSI
17 4 (1.10%) Wireshark
18 3 (0.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (3.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 11 (3.01%) SAP BW
3 11 (3.01%) SAP HANA
4 10 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.47%) MySQL
6 7 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.37%) Power BI
8 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.10%) KDB
9 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 32 (8.77%) JIRA
2 18 (4.93%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.66%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.56%) GitLab
5 10 (2.74%) Cucumber
5 10 (2.74%) Selenium
6 8 (2.19%) REST Assured
6 8 (2.19%) SoapUI
7 6 (1.64%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.37%) Subversion
8 5 (1.37%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.10%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.10%) Postman
9 4 (1.10%) TestCafe
10 3 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.55%) GCC
11 2 (0.55%) NUnit
11 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 122 (33.42%) Finance
2 37 (10.14%) Banking
3 23 (6.30%) Law
4 20 (5.48%) Legal
5 18 (4.93%) Advertising
6 10 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.37%) Back Office
8 4 (1.10%) Front Office
8 4 (1.10%) Marketing
8 4 (1.10%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.82%) Retail
9 3 (0.82%) Social Housing
9 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.55%) Games
10 2 (0.55%) Police
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.27%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (17.53%) Analyst
2 41 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.40%) IT Engineer
5 25 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (6.58%) Architect
6 24 (6.58%) Developer
6 24 (6.58%) VMware Engineer
7 23 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
8 19 (5.21%) Azure Engineer
8 19 (5.21%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.93%) Junior
10 16 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (4.11%) Administrator
12 14 (3.84%) Applications Support
12 14 (3.84%) Junior Analyst
12 14 (3.84%) Network Engineer
12 14 (3.84%) Storage Engineer
13 13 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (3.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.67%) .NET
1 28 (7.67%) Web Services
2 11 (3.01%) Node.js
2 11 (3.01%) SAP Basis
3 9 (2.47%) OAuth
3 9 (2.47%) SAML
4 8 (2.19%) Gherkin
4 8 (2.19%) HTML
5 7 (1.92%) .NET Core
5 7 (1.92%) WPF
6 6 (1.64%) React
6 6 (1.64%) REST
7 5 (1.37%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.37%) HTML5
7 5 (1.37%) LAMP
8 4 (1.10%) Protocol Buffers
8 4 (1.10%) Spring
8 4 (1.10%) YAML
8 4 (1.10%) ZeroMQ
9 3 (0.82%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.77%) Management Information System
2 23 (6.30%) Public Cloud
3 21 (5.75%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.38%) Client/Server
5 14 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.29%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (2.74%) EMC VNXe
7 10 (2.74%) FlexPod
7 10 (2.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 9 (2.47%) Clustering
8 9 (2.47%) Replication
9 8 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.92%) PKI
11 6 (1.64%) EPoS
11 6 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.37%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.37%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.37%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 124 (33.97%) Linux
1 124 (33.97%) Windows Server
2 77 (21.10%) Windows 10
3 60 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (13.70%) Windows Server 2016
5 38 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (9.04%) Windows 7
7 30 (8.22%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (6.58%) Unix
9 15 (4.11%) Android
9 15 (4.11%) Ubuntu
10 13 (3.56%) Mac OS
11 12 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.47%) Apple iOS
12 9 (2.47%) CentOS
13 7 (1.92%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.64%) Solaris
15 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.55%) Debian
17 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 50 (13.70%) DevOps
3 49 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (11.51%) ITIL
5 27 (7.40%) Configuration Management
6 25 (6.85%) Change Control
6 25 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (6.58%) SDLC
8 22 (6.03%) Migration
8 22 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (5.75%) Information Security
9 21 (5.75%) Test Automation
10 18 (4.93%) Change Management
10 18 (4.93%) Project Delivery
11 17 (4.66%) ITSM
12 16 (4.38%) Computer Science
12 16 (4.38%) High Availability
12 16 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (4.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 16 (4.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 103 (28.22%) PowerShell
2 70 (19.18%) SQL
3 40 (10.96%) Python
4 25 (6.85%) Bash Shell
4 25 (6.85%) C#
5 16 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.11%) Java
7 13 (3.56%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.74%) VB
9 8 (2.19%) C++
10 6 (1.64%) PHP
11 5 (1.37%) Perl
11 5 (1.37%) Ruby
12 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.10%) VBA
13 3 (0.82%) Java 8
13 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.55%) C
14 2 (0.55%) Rust
15 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.95%) Degree
3 18 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (4.38%) CISSP
5 11 (3.01%) MCSA
6 10 (2.74%) MCSE
7 9 (2.47%) CCNA
7 9 (2.47%) CISM
8 8 (2.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.37%) CCSP
10 5 (1.37%) GCFA
10 5 (1.37%) MCP
10 5 (1.37%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.37%) Security Cleared
11 4 (1.10%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.10%) CREST Certified
11 4 (1.10%) GCIA
11 4 (1.10%) GCIH
11 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.93%) QA
1 18 (4.93%) SLA
2 12 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (2.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (1.10%) COBIT
5 4 (1.10%) GDPR
5 4 (1.10%) NIST
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 150 (41.10%) Active Directory
2 81 (22.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.77%) Hyper-V
4 27 (7.40%) Docker
5 24 (6.58%) XenDesktop
6 15 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (4.11%) XenApp
7 11 (3.01%) vSphere
8 6 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.37%) StorNext
9 5 (1.37%) Xsan
10 4 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.10%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.82%) Firmware
11 3 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 67 (18.36%) SCCM
2 50 (13.70%) Ansible
3 38 (10.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 29 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (7.40%) Terraform
6 26 (7.12%) Puppet
7 23 (6.30%) Kubernetes
8 14 (3.84%) SCOM
9 13 (3.56%) vCenter Server
10 10 (2.74%) Nessus
11 8 (2.19%) WSUS
12 6 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.37%) CSIRT
13 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (1.37%) SCDPM
13 5 (1.37%) SCOrch
14 4 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (1.10%) Rancher
15 3 (0.82%) Kibana
15 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 152 (41.64%) Microsoft
2 120 (32.88%) VMware
3 66 (18.08%) Cisco
4 51 (13.97%) Citrix
5 38 (10.41%) HP
6 22 (6.03%) Dell
6 22 (6.03%) SolarWinds
7 21 (5.75%) EMC
8 18 (4.93%) NetApp
9 16 (4.38%) SAP
10 15 (4.11%) Isilon
11 14 (3.84%) Apple
11 14 (3.84%) Oracle
12 12 (3.29%) SonicWALL
13 10 (2.74%) Google
14 9 (2.47%) Veeam
15 8 (2.19%) Juniper
16 7 (1.92%) CA
16 7 (1.92%) Red Hat
17 6 (1.64%) Bloomberg