Period
to 20 September 2020

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

Microsoft Windows
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 405 1,424 1,399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 10.55% 14.10% 12.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.75% 59.33% 58.73%
Number of salaries quoted 357 1,318 1,260
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £59,250 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.86% +5.00% +5.26%

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 798 2,400 2,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.79% 23.77% 21.63%
Number of salaries quoted 699 2,068 2,130
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £95,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +14.29%

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 20 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 211 (52.10%) Microsoft
2 169 (41.73%) Office 365
3 153 (37.78%) Active Directory
4 149 (36.79%) Windows Server
5 146 (36.05%) Azure
6 137 (33.83%) Finance
7 110 (27.16%) Windows 10
8 106 (26.17%) VMware
8 106 (26.17%) Linux
9 92 (22.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 91 (22.47%) PowerShell
11 89 (21.98%) AWS
12 71 (17.53%) ITIL
13 70 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 64 (15.80%) Microsoft Office
14 64 (15.80%) SQL
15 60 (14.81%) Python
16 56 (13.83%) SQL Server
16 56 (13.83%) Citrix
17 51 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
18 49 (12.10%) SCCM
19 47 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
19 47 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
20 45 (11.11%) Management Information System
20 45 (11.11%) DevOps
21 44 (10.86%) HP
22 40 (9.88%) Cisco
23 38 (9.38%) Firewall
23 38 (9.38%) Law
23 38 (9.38%) Migration

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 38 (9.38%) IIS
1 38 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.93%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.96%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.23%) Apache
4 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.99%) Mendix
5 4 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.74%) Confluence
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (15.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.25%) InDesign
4 1 (0.25%) LightWave 3D
4 1 (0.25%) MODO
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.25%) Revit
4 1 (0.25%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) FastStats
2 4 (0.99%) Unica
3 3 (0.74%) Salerio
4 2 (0.49%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.49%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.25%) iTrent
5 1 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 169 (41.73%) Office 365
2 146 (36.05%) Azure
3 89 (21.98%) AWS
4 28 (6.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (6.91%) SaaS
5 15 (3.70%) IaaS
6 13 (3.21%) GCP
7 10 (2.47%) PaaS
8 9 (2.22%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.73%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.48%) Heroku
11 5 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.23%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.99%) G Suite
13 3 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.74%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.74%) Serverless
14 2 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.38%) Firewall
2 37 (9.14%) DNS
3 34 (8.40%) SAN
4 22 (5.43%) DHCP
4 22 (5.43%) Skype
5 18 (4.44%) VPN
6 15 (3.70%) LAN
7 14 (3.46%) TCP/IP
8 13 (3.21%) WAN
9 12 (2.96%) Network Security
10 11 (2.72%) VoIP
11 10 (2.47%) Wireshark
12 9 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (1.73%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.73%) SSL
15 6 (1.48%) VLAN
16 5 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (2.96%) MySQL
4 10 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.73%) Big Data
5 7 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.48%) Redis
7 3 (0.74%) KDB
7 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.49%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.49%) Power BI
9 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.25%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 27 (6.67%) JIRA
2 17 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.95%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.22%) Selenium
5 8 (1.98%) GitLab
6 5 (1.23%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.23%) Maven
6 5 (1.23%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.99%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.99%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.99%) Subversion
8 3 (0.74%) Ant
8 3 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.74%) Ranorex
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.49%) JUnit
9 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 137 (33.83%) Finance
2 38 (9.38%) Law
3 35 (8.64%) Banking
4 14 (3.46%) Front Office
5 12 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.96%) Marketing
6 9 (2.22%) Back Office
7 8 (1.98%) Legal
8 7 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.23%) Advertising
9 5 (1.23%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.74%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.74%) Publishing
12 2 (0.49%) Games
12 2 (0.49%) International Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Local Government
13 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (20.49%) Analyst
2 67 (16.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (11.36%) Support Analyst
4 39 (9.63%) Desktop Support
5 35 (8.64%) Support Engineer
6 30 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
7 26 (6.42%) IT Engineer
7 26 (6.42%) IT Support
8 24 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (5.93%) Desktop Analyst
8 24 (5.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 23 (5.68%) Applications Support
10 22 (5.43%) Developer
11 21 (5.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 20 (4.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (4.44%) Windows Support Analyst
15 17 (4.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
15 17 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 17 (4.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.38%) .NET
2 18 (4.44%) Node.js
3 11 (2.72%) HTML
4 10 (2.47%) CSS
5 9 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (2.22%) React
5 9 (2.22%) Web Services
6 8 (1.98%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.98%) YAML
7 6 (1.48%) GraphQL
7 6 (1.48%) Redux
8 5 (1.23%) Apollo GraphQL
8 5 (1.23%) LDAP
9 4 (0.99%) jQuery
9 4 (0.99%) Kafka
9 4 (0.99%) pytest
9 4 (0.99%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.99%) Vue.js
10 3 (0.74%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (0.74%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 21 (5.19%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.46%) CMDB
4 14 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.72%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.98%) Derivative
7 8 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.73%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.73%) User Experience
8 7 (1.73%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.48%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.48%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 6 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.48%) Robotics
10 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 149 (36.79%) Windows Server
2 110 (27.16%) Windows 10
3 106 (26.17%) Linux
4 51 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (7.65%) Windows 7
6 27 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 25 (6.17%) Unix
8 20 (4.94%) Windows XP
9 18 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (2.72%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.73%) Android
11 7 (1.73%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.48%) Solaris
13 4 (0.99%) Debian
14 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 71 (17.53%) ITIL
3 47 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (11.11%) DevOps
5 38 (9.38%) Migration
5 38 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (7.90%) Information Security
7 31 (7.65%) Test Automation
8 30 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 28 (6.91%) Service Management
10 25 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (5.93%) Problem Management
12 23 (5.68%) Configuration Management
12 23 (5.68%) ITSM
13 22 (5.43%) Project Delivery
14 21 (5.19%) Fintech
14 21 (5.19%) Infrastructure Automation
15 20 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
16 17 (4.20%) Change Control
16 17 (4.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 91 (22.47%) PowerShell
2 64 (15.80%) SQL
3 60 (14.81%) Python
4 30 (7.41%) C#
5 28 (6.91%) Java
6 26 (6.42%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.96%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.47%) C++
10 8 (1.98%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.73%) Perl
12 6 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.48%) VB
13 4 (0.99%) C
13 4 (0.99%) Groovy
13 4 (0.99%) Ruby
14 2 (0.49%) AppleScript
14 2 (0.49%) Korn
14 2 (0.49%) PHP
14 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (5.19%) Degree
2 21 (5.19%) MCSA
3 18 (4.44%) MCP
3 18 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (3.70%) MCSE
6 13 (3.21%) CTC Cleared
7 12 (2.96%) CISSP
8 10 (2.47%) CISM
9 8 (1.98%) CCNA
10 7 (1.73%) CCSP
10 7 (1.73%) ISEB
11 6 (1.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (1.48%) CREST Certified
11 6 (1.48%) GCFA
11 6 (1.48%) GCIA
11 6 (1.48%) GCIH
12 5 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.91%) SLA
2 10 (2.47%) QA
3 9 (2.22%) NIST
4 8 (1.98%) COBIT
5 6 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.23%) GDPR
7 3 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 153 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 70 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (7.90%) Hyper-V
4 29 (7.16%) Docker
5 22 (5.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 20 (4.94%) XenApp
7 15 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.98%) vSphere
10 4 (0.99%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.49%) Xen
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.25%) Firmware
13 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (12.10%) SCCM
2 37 (9.14%) Terraform
3 36 (8.89%) Puppet
4 35 (8.64%) Ansible
5 30 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (3.95%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.98%) WSUS
9 7 (1.73%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.48%) CSIRT
10 6 (1.48%) Nagios
10 6 (1.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (1.23%) SCOM
12 4 (0.99%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.74%) Netcool
Vendors
1 211 (52.10%) Microsoft
2 106 (26.17%) VMware
3 56 (13.83%) Citrix
4 44 (10.86%) HP
5 40 (9.88%) Cisco
6 19 (4.69%) Dell
6 19 (4.69%) Oracle
7 16 (3.95%) Google
8 12 (2.96%) IBM
9 11 (2.72%) EMC
10 10 (2.47%) Apple
11 8 (1.98%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.73%) iManage
13 6 (1.48%) Meraki
13 6 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.48%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.48%) Veeam
14 5 (1.23%) Ivanti
14 5 (1.23%) Perforce
14 5 (1.23%) Symantec