Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 445 176 620
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.57% 13.57% 15.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.96% 63.31% 69.35%
Number of salaries quoted 350 145 513
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,300
25th Percentile £28,000 £29,750 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,700 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £44,870 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.29% +12.50% -4.76%

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 685 278 894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.88% 21.43% 22.06%
Number of salaries quoted 512 226 718
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £30,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £39,268
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.87% +4.71%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 20 September 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 20 September 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
Leicestershire -7 130 £35,000 -15.66% 33
Northamptonshire +6 106 £35,000 - 24
Nottinghamshire +2 104 £42,500 -5.56% 47
Lincolnshire +5 55 £37,500 +45.63% 20
Derbyshire -4 46 £31,250 -26.47% 34
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 265 (59.55%) Active Directory
2 223 (50.11%) Windows Server
3 213 (47.87%) Microsoft
4 162 (36.40%) VMware
4 162 (36.40%) Microsoft 365
5 141 (31.69%) Azure
6 119 (26.74%) Windows 10
7 101 (22.70%) Social Skills
8 100 (22.47%) Linux
9 97 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 93 (20.90%) PowerShell
11 91 (20.45%) SQL
12 89 (20.00%) ITIL
13 83 (18.65%) Firewall
14 82 (18.43%) DNS
15 75 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 74 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
17 73 (16.40%) Cisco
18 72 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
19 70 (15.73%) SQL Server
20 69 (15.51%) DHCP
21 65 (14.61%) SCCM
22 59 (13.26%) Windows Server 2012
23 58 (13.03%) Windows 7
24 57 (12.81%) Citrix
24 57 (12.81%) Data Centre
25 54 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
26 53 (11.91%) SLA
27 52 (11.69%) LAN
28 50 (11.24%) WAN

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 39 (8.76%) MS Exchange
2 37 (8.31%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.04%) IIS
4 13 (2.92%) nginx
5 9 (2.02%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.02%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.35%) CMS
8 5 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) Confluence
11 1 (0.22%) JBoss
11 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.22%) SAS
11 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.35%) InDesign
5 6 (1.35%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.35%) Siemens NX
5 6 (1.35%) Solid Edge
6 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) Shopify
1 6 (1.35%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.67%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.45%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 162 (36.40%) Microsoft 365
2 141 (31.69%) Azure
3 32 (7.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (6.74%) AWS
4 30 (6.74%) PaaS
4 30 (6.74%) SaaS
5 22 (4.94%) IaaS
6 15 (3.37%) GitHub
7 14 (3.15%) OneDrive
7 14 (3.15%) Power Platform
8 10 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (2.02%) AWS CodePipeline
9 9 (2.02%) GCP
9 9 (2.02%) Power Automate
10 8 (1.80%) PowerApps
11 7 (1.57%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (1.57%) AWS CodeCommit
11 7 (1.57%) Azure Pipelines
11 7 (1.57%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.35%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 83 (18.65%) Firewall
2 82 (18.43%) DNS
3 69 (15.51%) DHCP
4 52 (11.69%) LAN
5 50 (11.24%) WAN
6 39 (8.76%) VPN
7 28 (6.29%) SAN
7 28 (6.29%) Wireless
8 25 (5.62%) TCP/IP
9 21 (4.72%) VLAN
9 21 (4.72%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (4.04%) Internet
11 17 (3.82%) Skype
12 12 (2.70%) HTTPS
13 10 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (2.25%) VoIP
14 8 (1.80%) FTP
14 8 (1.80%) HTTP
14 8 (1.80%) SSL
15 7 (1.57%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.49%) MySQL
3 14 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.80%) Power BI
7 7 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 7
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.37%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.92%) GitLab
4 11 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.25%) JIRA
6 7 (1.57%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.35%) Cactus
7 6 (1.35%) gulp
7 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.35%) webpack
8 4 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.90%) Gradle
8 4 (0.90%) Selenium
9 3 (0.67%) Subversion
10 1 (0.22%) Ant
General
1 101 (22.70%) Social Skills
2 47 (10.56%) Retail
3 37 (8.31%) Law
4 23 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.72%) Manufacturing
6 19 (4.27%) Organisational Skills
7 18 (4.04%) Public Sector
8 16 (3.60%) Marketing
9 15 (3.37%) Documentation Skills
9 15 (3.37%) Finance
10 14 (3.15%) Automotive
11 9 (2.02%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 7 (1.57%) Back Office
14 5 (1.12%) Banking
15 4 (0.90%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.90%) Police
16 3 (0.67%) German Language
16 3 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
17 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (12.58%) Support Engineer
3 45 (10.11%) IT Support
4 43 (9.66%) Analyst
5 42 (9.44%) IT Engineer
6 36 (8.09%) Developer
7 30 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (5.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 20 (4.49%) Support Analyst
10 19 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (4.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.04%) Server Engineer
12 17 (3.82%) IT Support Engineer
13 16 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (3.60%) Administrator
13 16 (3.60%) IT Technician
14 15 (3.37%) Support Technician
15 14 (3.15%) 1st Line Support
15 14 (3.15%) IT Analyst
16 13 (2.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.66%) .NET
2 24 (5.39%) HTML
3 21 (4.72%) XML
4 19 (4.27%) CSS
5 15 (3.37%) Node.js
6 14 (3.15%) Web Services
7 12 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 11 (2.47%) jQuery
9 10 (2.25%) .NET Core
10 9 (2.02%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.02%) JSON
10 9 (2.02%) Middleware
10 9 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (1.80%) Ajax
11 8 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (1.80%) REST
11 8 (1.80%) XSLT
12 7 (1.57%) Express
12 7 (1.57%) MEAN Stack
12 7 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.81%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.17%) Driving Licence
3 21 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.47%) Legacy Applications
4 11 (2.47%) User Experience
5 9 (2.02%) CCTV
5 9 (2.02%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.02%) EFT
5 9 (2.02%) Replication
6 8 (1.80%) iPhone
6 8 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.57%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.57%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.35%) Blog
8 6 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.35%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 223 (50.11%) Windows Server
2 119 (26.74%) Windows 10
3 100 (22.47%) Linux
4 59 (13.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (13.03%) Windows 7
6 46 (10.34%) Windows Server 2019
7 45 (10.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 38 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (6.74%) Windows 8
10 20 (4.49%) Android
10 20 (4.49%) Unix
11 12 (2.70%) Windows XP
12 11 (2.47%) AIX
13 10 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (1.57%) CentOS
16 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.12%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.67%) VMS
18 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.00%) ITIL
2 75 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 74 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (6.97%) DevOps
6 29 (6.52%) Patch Management
7 28 (6.29%) Computer Science
7 28 (6.29%) Waterfall
8 25 (5.62%) Project Management
9 24 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (4.94%) Service Management
11 21 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (4.72%) Line Management
11 21 (4.72%) Service Delivery
12 20 (4.49%) Security Patching
12 20 (4.49%) Software Engineering
13 19 (4.27%) MVC
14 18 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (4.04%) Information Security
15 17 (3.82%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 91 (20.45%) SQL
3 35 (7.87%) C#
4 31 (6.97%) JavaScript
5 26 (5.84%) Bash Shell
6 25 (5.62%) Python
7 20 (4.49%) VB
8 18 (4.04%) PHP
9 16 (3.60%) C
10 15 (3.37%) Java
11 14 (3.15%) C++
12 12 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.70%) VB6
13 11 (2.47%) Ruby
13 11 (2.47%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.57%) Perl
15 4 (0.90%) Java 8
16 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.22%) Clipper
Qualifications
1 54 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (7.87%) MCSA
3 31 (6.97%) Degree
4 25 (5.62%) MCSE
5 22 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.82%) MCP
7 15 (3.37%) Security Cleared
8 14 (3.15%) CCNA
9 12 (2.70%) CCNP
10 8 (1.80%) HNC
10 8 (1.80%) HND
10 8 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.57%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.35%) VCAP
12 6 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.12%) CCDP
13 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 4 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (11.91%) SLA
2 14 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.47%) QA
4 6 (1.35%) PMO
5 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.67%) GDPR
6 3 (0.67%) JTAG
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 265 (59.55%) Active Directory
2 97 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (9.66%) Hyper-V
4 34 (7.64%) vSphere
5 24 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (4.49%) Docker
6 20 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (4.27%) XenApp
8 14 (3.15%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.35%) NFS
11 5 (1.12%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.90%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.90%) KVM
13 3 (0.67%) Firmware
14 2 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 65 (14.61%) SCCM
2 23 (5.17%) Ansible
2 23 (5.17%) Kubernetes
3 20 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (4.04%) Terraform
5 17 (3.82%) SCOM
6 11 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.47%) Puppet
6 11 (2.47%) WSUS
7 9 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.35%) HAProxy
8 6 (1.35%) Nagios
9 5 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.12%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.12%) vRealize
10 4 (0.90%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.67%) Rancher
11 3 (0.67%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 213 (47.87%) Microsoft
2 162 (36.40%) VMware
3 73 (16.40%) Cisco
4 57 (12.81%) Citrix
5 25 (5.62%) Oracle
5 25 (5.62%) Veeam
6 21 (4.72%) Dell
6 21 (4.72%) IBM
7 12 (2.70%) Apple
7 12 (2.70%) SolarWinds
8 10 (2.25%) HP
8 10 (2.25%) SAP
9 9 (2.02%) Google
9 9 (2.02%) McAfee
9 9 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.80%) NetApp
11 7 (1.57%) Alibaba
11 7 (1.57%) Meraki
11 7 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.57%) SonicWALL