Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 377 855 1,263
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 7.52% 11.65% 12.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.41% 57.23% 56.54%
Number of salaries quoted 328 740 1,143
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £76,563 £67,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 763 1,494 2,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.22% 20.36% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 672 1,304 2,010
10th Percentile £41,250 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £92,625
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% +4.35%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +8 3 £45,000 +52.54%
Windows
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 154 (40.85%) Azure
2 148 (39.26%) Microsoft 365
3 146 (38.73%) Microsoft
4 145 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 134 (35.54%) Finance
6 125 (33.16%) Linux
7 121 (32.10%) VMware
8 118 (31.30%) Windows Server
9 100 (26.53%) PowerShell
10 99 (26.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 88 (23.34%) AWS
12 83 (22.02%) Social Skills
13 80 (21.22%) SQL
14 73 (19.36%) Windows 10
15 69 (18.30%) Cisco
16 67 (17.77%) DevOps
17 65 (17.24%) Citrix
17 65 (17.24%) Python
18 64 (16.98%) ITIL
19 61 (16.18%) Firewall
20 60 (15.92%) SQL Server
21 58 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
22 54 (14.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 53 (14.06%) SCCM
24 52 (13.79%) Ansible
25 51 (13.53%) Management Information System
26 48 (12.73%) Unix
27 47 (12.47%) Microsoft Office
27 47 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
27 47 (12.47%) Docker

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 39 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.31%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.71%) IIS
4 6 (1.59%) Confluence
4 6 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.80%) Apache
8 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.27%) ejabberd
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) nginx
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (12.47%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Relativity
1 3 (0.80%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.53%) AlphaBridge
2 2 (0.53%) Alphatax
2 2 (0.53%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Eikon
2 2 (0.53%) Farmplan
2 2 (0.53%) KEYPrime
3 1 (0.27%) FastStats
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) Tradar
3 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 154 (40.85%) Azure
2 148 (39.26%) Microsoft 365
3 88 (23.34%) AWS
4 58 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (5.84%) IaaS
6 21 (5.57%) SaaS
7 15 (3.98%) Serverless
8 13 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (3.18%) GitHub
9 12 (3.18%) OneDrive
10 11 (2.92%) PaaS
11 10 (2.65%) Amazon S3
11 10 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (2.39%) Mimecast
13 8 (2.12%) GCP
14 5 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (1.06%) OpenShift
15 4 (1.06%) Power Platform
16 3 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.18%) Firewall
2 40 (10.61%) DNS
3 39 (10.34%) VPN
4 36 (9.55%) DHCP
5 27 (7.16%) SAN
5 27 (7.16%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.45%) Network Security
7 12 (3.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (3.18%) NetScaler
7 12 (3.18%) WAN
8 11 (2.92%) LAN
9 10 (2.65%) NAS
9 10 (2.65%) VLAN
10 9 (2.39%) VoIP
11 8 (2.12%) VSAN
12 7 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.33%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.33%) SSH
14 4 (1.06%) Internet
14 4 (1.06%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.18%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.65%) InfluxDB
7 10 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (2.39%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.86%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.59%) MySQL
12 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.80%) Power BI
14 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 31 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.63%) JIRA
4 21 (5.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (3.71%) TeamCity
6 11 (2.92%) Artifactory
7 8 (2.12%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.12%) GitLab
7 8 (2.12%) REST Assured
7 8 (2.12%) Selenium
7 8 (2.12%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.33%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.33%) Postman
8 5 (1.33%) TestCafe
9 4 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.80%) NUnit
10 3 (0.80%) Subversion
10 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 134 (35.54%) Finance
2 83 (22.02%) Social Skills
3 36 (9.55%) Legal
4 29 (7.69%) Law
5 27 (7.16%) Banking
6 23 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.98%) Advertising
8 12 (3.18%) Telecoms
9 10 (2.65%) Back Office
10 7 (1.86%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (1.86%) Front Office
11 6 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.06%) Games
12 4 (1.06%) Marketing
12 4 (1.06%) Retail
13 3 (0.80%) Public Sector
14 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 74 (19.63%) Analyst
2 46 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (11.41%) Support Analyst
4 40 (10.61%) IT Engineer
5 39 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 33 (8.75%) IT Support
7 32 (8.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 30 (7.96%) IT Analyst
9 24 (6.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 23 (6.10%) Developer
10 23 (6.10%) IT Support Analyst
11 21 (5.57%) Applications Support
11 21 (5.57%) Senior Manager
12 20 (5.31%) IT Manager
12 20 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (5.31%) Technical Analyst
13 19 (5.04%) Senior Support Engineer
13 19 (5.04%) VMware Engineer
14 18 (4.77%) Support Manager
14 18 (4.77%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.90%) .NET
2 23 (6.10%) Web Services
3 12 (3.18%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (2.65%) OAuth
4 10 (2.65%) SAML
5 9 (2.39%) JSON
6 8 (2.12%) FIX Protocol
6 8 (2.12%) Gherkin
6 8 (2.12%) WPF
7 7 (1.86%) .NET Core
8 6 (1.59%) XML
9 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.33%) HTML
9 5 (1.33%) Kafka
9 5 (1.33%) Node.js
10 4 (1.06%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.06%) HTML5
10 4 (1.06%) REST
11 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.53%) Management Information System
2 18 (4.77%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.71%) Clustering
4 13 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.12%) EMC VNXe
7 8 (2.12%) FlexPod
7 8 (2.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 7 (1.86%) Replication
9 6 (1.59%) Derivative
9 6 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.33%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.33%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.33%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.06%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.06%) iPhone
11 4 (1.06%) PKI
11 4 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 125 (33.16%) Linux
2 118 (31.30%) Windows Server
3 73 (19.36%) Windows 10
4 48 (12.73%) Unix
5 40 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (9.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 30 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (6.63%) Windows 7
9 20 (5.31%) Ubuntu
9 20 (5.31%) Windows Server 2019
10 18 (4.77%) CentOS
10 18 (4.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.98%) Android
12 13 (3.45%) Apple iOS
12 13 (3.45%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.33%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (17.77%) DevOps
2 64 (16.98%) ITIL
3 54 (14.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (9.81%) Service Delivery
6 33 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (8.22%) Migration
8 29 (7.69%) SDLC
9 26 (6.90%) Configuration Management
9 26 (6.90%) Infrastructure as Code
9 26 (6.90%) Scrum
10 25 (6.63%) Task Automation
11 24 (6.37%) Test Automation
12 23 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (5.57%) High Availability
13 21 (5.57%) Information Security
13 21 (5.57%) Kanban
14 19 (5.04%) Project Delivery
15 17 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (4.51%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 100 (26.53%) PowerShell
2 80 (21.22%) SQL
3 65 (17.24%) Python
4 26 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 25 (6.63%) C#
6 16 (4.24%) JavaScript
7 13 (3.45%) Java
7 13 (3.45%) Perl
8 12 (3.18%) C++
9 11 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.86%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.59%) C
11 6 (1.59%) PHP
12 5 (1.33%) Ruby
13 4 (1.06%) VBA
14 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.53%) Rust
15 1 (0.27%) Java 8
15 1 (0.27%) R
15 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (4.77%) Degree
3 17 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.98%) CISSP
5 14 (3.71%) CCNA
5 14 (3.71%) MCSE
6 8 (2.12%) CISM
7 6 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.59%) MCSA
7 6 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.06%) CISA
9 3 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.80%) CCNP
9 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.80%) EnCE
9 3 (0.80%) GCFA
9 3 (0.80%) GREM
9 3 (0.80%) MCP
9 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.96%) QA
2 18 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (2.39%) SLA
5 7 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (1.33%) GDPR
7 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.27%) GRC
8 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 145 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 99 (26.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (12.47%) Docker
4 36 (9.55%) Hyper-V
5 26 (6.90%) XenDesktop
6 20 (5.31%) vSphere
6 20 (5.31%) XenApp
7 13 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.59%) StorNext
9 6 (1.59%) Xsan
10 4 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.80%) Firmware
11 3 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.80%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.27%) iptables
13 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 53 (14.06%) SCCM
2 52 (13.79%) Ansible
3 40 (10.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (10.61%) Terraform
4 29 (7.69%) Puppet
5 27 (7.16%) Kubernetes
6 25 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (3.71%) vCenter Server
8 12 (3.18%) SCOM
9 11 (2.92%) Grafana
9 11 (2.92%) Rancher
10 10 (2.65%) Nessus
11 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (1.33%) SCDPM
11 5 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.06%) EnCase
12 4 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.06%) FTK
12 4 (1.06%) Nagios
12 4 (1.06%) Packer
Vendors
1 146 (38.73%) Microsoft
2 121 (32.10%) VMware
3 69 (18.30%) Cisco
4 65 (17.24%) Citrix
5 31 (8.22%) HP
6 20 (5.31%) EMC
7 17 (4.51%) Dell
7 17 (4.51%) NetApp
7 17 (4.51%) SolarWinds
8 16 (4.24%) Apple
9 14 (3.71%) Isilon
9 14 (3.71%) SonicWALL
10 13 (3.45%) iManage
11 11 (2.92%) Oracle
12 10 (2.65%) Juniper
13 9 (2.39%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.12%) Supermicro
15 7 (1.86%) CA
16 6 (1.59%) Google
16 6 (1.59%) Veeam