Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > East Midlands
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 328 523 677
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.50% 16.18% 16.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.31% 74.29% 70.30%
Number of salaries quoted 282 434 493
10th Percentile £23,038 £22,150 £23,000
25th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.86% -6.67% -
75th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,344 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 553 704 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.07% 21.78% 23.13%
Number of salaries quoted 484 591 641
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £23,125
25th Percentile £31,125 £27,582 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
75th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in the East Midlands

Windows
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 April 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
Nottinghamshire -3 116 £37,500 +15.38% 29
Leicestershire +3 77 £40,000 +14.29% 20
Northamptonshire -3 59 £35,000 -17.65% 8
Derbyshire -6 50 £39,500 +12.86% 20
Lincolnshire -6 19 £24,000 -20.00% 14
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows.

1 162 (49.39%) Active Directory
2 157 (47.87%) Microsoft
3 153 (46.65%) Windows Server
4 129 (39.33%) Microsoft 365
5 114 (34.76%) Azure
6 109 (33.23%) VMware
7 82 (25.00%) Linux
8 81 (24.70%) SQL
9 70 (21.34%) Windows 10
10 65 (19.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 64 (19.51%) ITIL
12 62 (18.90%) Microsoft Office
13 52 (15.85%) SLA
14 51 (15.55%) Firewall
15 50 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
16 47 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
17 46 (14.02%) Cisco
18 44 (13.41%) DNS
19 42 (12.80%) SQL Server
20 40 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
20 40 (12.20%) PowerShell
21 39 (11.89%) Citrix
22 37 (11.28%) WAN
22 37 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
23 36 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
24 35 (10.67%) LAN
25 34 (10.37%) Azure Active Directory
26 32 (9.76%) DHCP
26 32 (9.76%) C#
27 31 (9.45%) Hyper-V

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 23 (7.01%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.18%) IIS
2 17 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.22%) Apache
6 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.61%) CMS
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.61%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (18.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 129 (39.33%) Microsoft 365
2 114 (34.76%) Azure
3 34 (10.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (5.79%) AWS
5 7 (2.13%) PaaS
5 7 (2.13%) SaaS
6 6 (1.83%) Google Workspace
6 6 (1.83%) IaaS
7 4 (1.22%) Apple Pay
7 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.22%) Google Pay
8 3 (0.91%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.61%) GCP
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.30%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.30%) Serverless
10 1 (0.30%) Stackdriver
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (15.55%) Firewall
2 44 (13.41%) DNS
3 37 (11.28%) WAN
4 35 (10.67%) LAN
5 32 (9.76%) DHCP
6 28 (8.54%) TCP/IP
7 22 (6.71%) SAN
8 21 (6.40%) VLAN
9 20 (6.10%) VoIP
10 12 (3.66%) VPN
10 12 (3.66%) WLAN
11 11 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (2.44%) NAS
13 6 (1.83%) VSAN
14 5 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (1.22%) TETRA
15 4 (1.22%) Wireless
16 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
16 3 (0.91%) IP Telephony
16 3 (0.91%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.35%) SQL Server 7
4 10 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.91%) Power BI
8 2 (0.61%) MySQL
8 2 (0.61%) Redis
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.30%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (3.35%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.91%) Selenium
7 2 (0.61%) JIRA
7 2 (0.61%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.30%) Postman
8 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 24 (7.32%) Retail
2 22 (6.71%) Law
3 15 (4.57%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.66%) Finance
5 10 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.44%) Back Office
7 7 (2.13%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.52%) Local Government
9 4 (1.22%) Social Housing
10 3 (0.91%) Legal
11 2 (0.61%) Electronics
11 2 (0.61%) Marketing
11 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.30%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 53 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (15.24%) Analyst
3 39 (11.89%) IT Support
4 38 (11.59%) IT Engineer
5 30 (9.15%) Support Engineer
6 20 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.79%) Azure Engineer
7 19 (5.79%) DBA
7 19 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (5.49%) IT Analyst
9 17 (5.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.57%) Administrator
11 15 (4.57%) Developer
12 14 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.27%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (4.27%) Service Analyst
12 14 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
12 14 (4.27%) SQL DBA
13 12 (3.66%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.54%) .NET
2 15 (4.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (1.52%) CSS
4 5 (1.52%) JSON
5 4 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (1.22%) HTML
5 4 (1.22%) jQuery
5 4 (1.22%) SOAP
5 4 (1.22%) XML
6 3 (0.91%) REST
6 3 (0.91%) Web Services
7 2 (0.61%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.61%) CSS3
7 2 (0.61%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.61%) LAMP
7 2 (0.61%) LDAP
7 2 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.71%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.18%) Replication
4 12 (3.66%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.44%) AS400
6 7 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.83%) PKI
7 6 (1.83%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.22%) FMCG
8 4 (1.22%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.22%) Wiki
9 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.61%) Clustering
10 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.61%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.61%) Handset
10 2 (0.61%) Podcast
10 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 153 (46.65%) Windows Server
2 82 (25.00%) Linux
3 70 (21.34%) Windows 10
4 37 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (7.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 20 (6.10%) Unix
8 20 (6.10%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.35%) AIX
9 11 (3.35%) CentOS
10 10 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.13%) Android
12 5 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.22%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.91%) Solaris
15 2 (0.61%) Fedora
15 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 64 (19.51%) ITIL
3 50 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (9.15%) DevOps
5 25 (7.62%) Mentoring
5 25 (7.62%) Performance Tuning
6 23 (7.01%) Change Management
7 19 (5.79%) Project Delivery
7 19 (5.79%) Service Delivery
8 17 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.18%) Incident Management
8 17 (5.18%) Migration
9 16 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (4.27%) Database Mirroring
11 12 (3.66%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (3.66%) OWASP
12 11 (3.35%) Asset Management
12 11 (3.35%) Identity Management
13 10 (3.05%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 81 (24.70%) SQL
2 40 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 32 (9.76%) C#
4 21 (6.40%) Python
5 17 (5.18%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.96%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.66%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.83%) C++
8 6 (1.83%) Java
8 6 (1.83%) PHP
9 5 (1.52%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.52%) VB
9 5 (1.52%) VBA
10 3 (0.91%) VB6
11 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 40 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (6.10%) MCSE
3 14 (4.27%) MCSA
4 12 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (3.66%) MCP
5 11 (3.35%) Degree
6 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 7 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.83%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.83%) Security Cleared
9 5 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.52%) HND
9 5 (1.52%) MCITP
9 5 (1.52%) OCP
9 5 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (1.22%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.22%) CCNA
10 4 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.22%) HNC
10 4 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (15.85%) SLA
2 18 (5.49%) QA
3 14 (4.27%) PCI DSS
4 10 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.74%) GDPR
6 2 (0.61%) PMO
6 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.30%) HL7
System Software
1 162 (49.39%) Active Directory
2 47 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.45%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.66%) XenApp
5 12 (3.66%) XenDesktop
6 11 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.13%) vSphere
8 5 (1.52%) Docker
8 5 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.22%) pfSense
9 4 (1.22%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.61%) NFS
10 2 (0.61%) Postfix
11 1 (0.30%) vCloud
11 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (8.84%) SCCM
2 16 (4.88%) Puppet
3 15 (4.57%) Ansible
4 12 (3.66%) Failover Clustering
4 12 (3.66%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (3.35%) SCOM
6 7 (2.13%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.83%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.52%) Data Guard
8 5 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.91%) Oracle Statspack
10 2 (0.61%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 157 (47.87%) Microsoft
2 109 (33.23%) VMware
3 46 (14.02%) Cisco
4 39 (11.89%) Citrix
5 23 (7.01%) Dell
6 16 (4.88%) Oracle
7 13 (3.96%) HP
8 11 (3.35%) Veeam
9 10 (3.05%) IBM
9 10 (3.05%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.05%) SonicWALL
10 9 (2.74%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.44%) Draytek
12 7 (2.13%) Apple
12 7 (2.13%) Avaya
12 7 (2.13%) Google
13 4 (1.22%) EnterpriseDB
13 4 (1.22%) Meraki
13 4 (1.22%) Mitel
13 4 (1.22%) PayPal