Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 20 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 485 392 1,332
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 8.08% 10.72% 13.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.19% 52.55% 57.27%
Number of salaries quoted 434 347 1,166
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,063 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,375 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +15.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,500 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £56,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% -

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 895 746 2,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.92% 20.39% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 814 671 2,003
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -

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 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 215 (44.33%) Microsoft
2 184 (37.94%) Active Directory
3 181 (37.32%) Azure
4 145 (29.90%) Microsoft 365
4 145 (29.90%) Finance
5 144 (29.69%) Social Skills
6 136 (28.04%) Windows Server
7 108 (22.27%) SQL Server
7 108 (22.27%) PowerShell
8 105 (21.65%) Linux
9 96 (19.79%) Windows 10
10 93 (19.18%) SQL
11 86 (17.73%) ITIL
12 77 (15.88%) C#
13 76 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
13 76 (15.67%) VMware
14 69 (14.23%) .NET
15 68 (14.02%) JavaScript
16 66 (13.61%) DevOps
17 60 (12.37%) AWS
18 59 (12.16%) Python
19 58 (11.96%) SCCM
20 57 (11.75%) VMware Infrastructure
21 55 (11.34%) Banking
21 55 (11.34%) Firewall
22 54 (11.13%) HTML
23 53 (10.93%) HTML5
24 52 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 52 (10.72%) Citrix
24 52 (10.72%) Computer Science

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 32 (6.60%) MS Exchange
2 31 (6.39%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.92%) Confluence
4 13 (2.68%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.47%) IIS
6 6 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.24%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.41%) SAS
10 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.21%) JBoss
11 1 (0.21%) nginx
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 76 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.62%) Relativity
2 3 (0.62%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.41%) FastStats
3 2 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.41%) Unica
4 1 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.21%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 181 (37.32%) Azure
2 145 (29.90%) Microsoft 365
3 60 (12.37%) AWS
4 41 (8.45%) IaaS
5 34 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 33 (6.80%) Serverless
7 21 (4.33%) PaaS
8 20 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (3.92%) GCP
10 16 (3.30%) Power Platform
10 16 (3.30%) SaaS
11 14 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (2.47%) Amazon S3
14 9 (1.86%) Slack
15 8 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (1.65%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (1.44%) OneDrive
17 6 (1.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (11.34%) Firewall
2 45 (9.28%) DNS
3 40 (8.25%) DHCP
4 38 (7.84%) TCP/IP
5 35 (7.22%) VPN
6 33 (6.80%) Wireless
7 31 (6.39%) WAN
8 21 (4.33%) Internet
9 19 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
10 17 (3.51%) LAN
10 17 (3.51%) SAN
11 12 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (2.06%) Network Security
13 9 (1.86%) VoIP
14 7 (1.44%) Skype
14 7 (1.44%) WebEx
15 6 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (1.24%) NetScaler
15 6 (1.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (22.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.30%) Power BI
3 12 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (1.65%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.82%) InfluxDB
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2019
9 3 (0.62%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.41%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 38 (7.84%) JIRA
2 23 (4.74%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.54%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.30%) GitLab
5 15 (3.09%) Bitbucket
6 14 (2.89%) TeamCity
7 13 (2.68%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.68%) Selenium
8 12 (2.47%) REST Assured
9 10 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.65%) Postman
10 8 (1.65%) TestCafe
11 7 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.44%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.82%) Appium
12 4 (0.82%) Maven
12 4 (0.82%) NUnit
12 4 (0.82%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.62%) Cypress.io
13 3 (0.62%) git-flow
General
1 145 (29.90%) Finance
2 144 (29.69%) Social Skills
3 55 (11.34%) Banking
4 35 (7.22%) Legal
5 34 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (6.60%) Law
7 19 (3.92%) Front Office
8 18 (3.71%) Financial Institution
9 14 (2.89%) Telecoms
10 12 (2.47%) Advertising
10 12 (2.47%) Back Office
11 8 (1.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 8 (1.65%) Retail
12 7 (1.44%) Marketing
13 6 (1.24%) Investment Banking
13 6 (1.24%) Organisational Skills
14 5 (1.03%) Public Sector
15 4 (0.82%) Presentation Skills
16 3 (0.62%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (17.73%) Analyst
2 72 (14.85%) Developer
3 48 (9.90%) Support Analyst
4 46 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (9.48%) IT Support
5 44 (9.07%) Desktop Support
6 43 (8.87%) Software Developer
6 43 (8.87%) Support Engineer
7 29 (5.98%) Azure Engineer
8 28 (5.77%) Senior Developer
9 26 (5.36%) Applications Support
9 26 (5.36%) IT Analyst
10 24 (4.95%) IT Engineer
11 23 (4.74%) Senior Software Developer
11 23 (4.74%) Support Technician
12 22 (4.54%) Team Leader
13 20 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
13 20 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
14 17 (3.51%) Desktop Support Technician
14 17 (3.51%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.23%) .NET
2 54 (11.13%) HTML
3 53 (10.93%) HTML5
4 49 (10.10%) CSS
5 22 (4.54%) ASP.NET
6 21 (4.33%) Web Services
7 19 (3.92%) .NET Core
8 17 (3.51%) FIX Protocol
9 15 (3.09%) AngularJS
10 14 (2.89%) REST
10 14 (2.89%) WCF
11 13 (2.68%) Gherkin
12 12 (2.47%) LINQ
12 12 (2.47%) React
13 11 (2.27%) jQuery
13 11 (2.27%) JSON
14 10 (2.06%) SOAP
14 10 (2.06%) Vue.js
14 10 (2.06%) WinForms
15 9 (1.86%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.07%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (6.60%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.77%) Blackberry
3 28 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
4 26 (5.36%) iPad
5 24 (4.95%) iPhone
6 20 (4.12%) Equities
7 19 (3.92%) Data Centre
8 15 (3.09%) Hedge funds
9 12 (2.47%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (2.06%) Fat Client
11 10 (2.06%) Handset
11 10 (2.06%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.86%) Replication
12 9 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.65%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (1.44%) Cloud Native
14 7 (1.44%) Mobile App
15 6 (1.24%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 136 (28.04%) Windows Server
2 105 (21.65%) Linux
3 96 (19.79%) Windows 10
4 49 (10.10%) Unix
5 38 (7.84%) Android
6 34 (7.01%) Windows 7
7 27 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (5.15%) Windows Server 2016
9 21 (4.33%) Mac OS X
10 19 (3.92%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (2.68%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (2.06%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (1.24%) CentOS
15 6 (1.24%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.24%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (17.73%) ITIL
2 66 (13.61%) DevOps
3 52 (10.72%) Computer Science
3 52 (10.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (9.69%) Multithreading
5 45 (9.28%) Migration
6 43 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (8.66%) Collaborative Working
7 42 (8.66%) Multithreaded Programming
8 40 (8.25%) Incident Management
8 40 (8.25%) Service Delivery
9 39 (8.04%) Service Management
10 38 (7.84%) ITSM
11 35 (7.22%) Information Security
12 33 (6.80%) Problem Management
13 29 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
13 29 (5.98%) Data Protection
14 28 (5.77%) Test Automation
15 27 (5.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.27%) PowerShell
2 93 (19.18%) SQL
3 77 (15.88%) C#
4 68 (14.02%) JavaScript
5 59 (12.16%) Python
6 22 (4.54%) Java
7 17 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.06%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.06%) VB
8 10 (2.06%) VBScript
9 5 (1.03%) C++
9 5 (1.03%) Go
9 5 (1.03%) Perl
9 5 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.82%) Ruby
11 3 (0.62%) C
11 3 (0.62%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.41%) R
13 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (8.04%) Degree
2 27 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.89%) MCSE
5 9 (1.86%) CISSP
6 8 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.44%) CISA
7 7 (1.44%) CISM
8 6 (1.24%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.82%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.82%) CCNA
10 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.82%) ISEB
10 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.82%) MCSA
11 3 (0.62%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (0.62%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.84%) SLA
2 32 (6.60%) QA
3 15 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.68%) GDPR
5 4 (0.82%) NIST
6 3 (0.62%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.21%) GRC
System Software
1 184 (37.94%) Active Directory
2 57 (11.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (7.42%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.33%) Docker
5 19 (3.92%) vSphere
6 18 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (3.51%) XenApp
8 14 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.86%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.82%) Ceph
11 4 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.62%) Firmware
12 3 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.62%) KVM
13 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 58 (11.96%) SCCM
2 47 (9.69%) Terraform
3 34 (7.01%) Ansible
4 28 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (4.12%) Kubernetes
6 17 (3.51%) SCOM
7 13 (2.68%) Nagios
8 9 (1.86%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.65%) EdgeSight
9 8 (1.65%) Grafana
9 8 (1.65%) SCOrch
9 8 (1.65%) SCVMM
10 7 (1.44%) Perfmon
11 6 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.24%) Puppet
11 6 (1.24%) vCenter Server
12 5 (1.03%) MOM
12 5 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 215 (44.33%) Microsoft
2 76 (15.67%) VMware
3 52 (10.72%) Citrix
4 50 (10.31%) Cisco
5 45 (9.28%) Apple
6 30 (6.19%) HP
7 27 (5.57%) ServiceNow
8 23 (4.74%) Bloomberg
9 19 (3.92%) Google
10 17 (3.51%) Atlassian
11 15 (3.09%) Dell
11 15 (3.09%) NetApp
12 13 (2.68%) Oracle
12 13 (2.68%) Reuters
13 12 (2.47%) Nimble Storage
14 10 (2.06%) LogicMonitor
15 9 (1.86%) Fidessa
15 9 (1.86%) iManage
16 8 (1.65%) Adobe
16 8 (1.65%) Charles River