Period
to 20 October 2021

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

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 651 304 1,101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 11.82% 16.79% 16.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.45% 56.30% 59.16%
Number of salaries quoted 463 276 851
10th Percentile £20,500 £24,750 £23,250
25th Percentile £24,250 £29,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £33,000 £40,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.52% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £52,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £94,375 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,026 540 1,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.63% 29.82% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 657 465 1,344
10th Percentile £21,750 £26,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £26,500 £32,750 £29,656
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £56,250 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £90,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Hertfordshire -5 241 £29,000 -18.31% 92
Cambridgeshire +2 200 £38,000 -10.59% 82
Essex -7 97 £35,000 -22.22% 25
Bedfordshire 0 64 £38,500 +29.41% 17
Suffolk -5 31 £33,000 -63.33% 14
Norfolk -14 18 £33,261 +2.34% 14
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 299 (45.93%) Active Directory
2 264 (40.55%) Microsoft 365
3 254 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 250 (38.40%) Social Skills
5 229 (35.18%) Windows Server
6 205 (31.49%) Azure
7 185 (28.42%) Windows 10
7 185 (28.42%) VMware
8 138 (21.20%) Linux
9 127 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
10 113 (17.36%) Firewall
10 113 (17.36%) ITIL
11 109 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 108 (16.59%) Hyper-V
13 105 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 102 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
15 93 (14.29%) MS Exchange
16 90 (13.82%) SQL
17 89 (13.67%) PowerShell
18 88 (13.52%) Degree
18 88 (13.52%) SCCM
19 84 (12.90%) Citrix
20 82 (12.60%) DNS
21 77 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 76 (11.67%) AWS
23 75 (11.52%) DHCP
24 71 (10.91%) TCP/IP
25 70 (10.75%) SLA
26 69 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
27 67 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 93 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 54 (8.29%) IIS
2 54 (8.29%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.46%) CMS
5 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.31%) Apache
6 2 (0.31%) Confluence
6 2 (0.31%) nginx
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.15%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.15%) Liferay
7 1 (0.15%) Mule
7 1 (0.15%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 102 (15.67%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (5.68%) Simulink
3 28 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.31%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 264 (40.55%) Microsoft 365
2 205 (31.49%) Azure
3 76 (11.67%) AWS
4 37 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (3.23%) Mimecast
6 14 (2.15%) GCP
6 14 (2.15%) OneDrive
7 12 (1.84%) GitHub
8 10 (1.54%) IaaS
8 10 (1.54%) SaaS
9 8 (1.23%) PaaS
10 7 (1.08%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.61%) Azure Logic Apps
12 4 (0.61%) Google Workspace
12 4 (0.61%) Serverless
13 3 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.46%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (0.46%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 113 (17.36%) Firewall
2 82 (12.60%) DNS
3 75 (11.52%) DHCP
4 71 (10.91%) TCP/IP
5 63 (9.68%) LAN
6 58 (8.91%) WAN
7 41 (6.30%) VPN
8 29 (4.45%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (4.30%) VLAN
10 27 (4.15%) VoIP
11 25 (3.84%) Wireless
12 19 (2.92%) Internet
13 18 (2.76%) MPLS
14 17 (2.61%) HTTP
14 17 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (2.61%) SAN
15 16 (2.46%) ADSL
15 16 (2.46%) Intranet
16 15 (2.30%) NAS
17 11 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.15%) MySQL
3 10 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.38%) MS Access
5 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2019
6 5 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.61%) SQLite
8 3 (0.46%) Big Data
8 3 (0.46%) Power BI
9 2 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.31%) Informix
9 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 54 (8.29%) Jenkins
2 39 (5.99%) Rational Rhapsody
3 22 (3.38%) Rational Team Concert
4 20 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (2.76%) Visual Studio
6 17 (2.61%) Git (software)
7 16 (2.46%) GitLab
8 12 (1.84%) JIRA
9 11 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.77%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.46%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.31%) Maven
12 2 (0.31%) PyCharm
12 2 (0.31%) Rational Quality Manager
12 2 (0.31%) Selenium
12 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.15%) Moq
13 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 250 (38.40%) Social Skills
2 69 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (6.76%) Electronics
4 22 (3.38%) Finance
4 22 (3.38%) Organisational Skills
5 21 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
6 15 (2.30%) Retail
7 14 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.15%) Public Sector
8 13 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
8 13 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (2.00%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
10 9 (1.38%) Law
11 8 (1.23%) French Language
11 8 (1.23%) Marketing
11 8 (1.23%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.92%) German Language
12 6 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 6 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 130 (19.97%) Support Engineer
2 110 (16.90%) Analyst
3 73 (11.21%) IT Support
4 65 (9.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 53 (8.14%) IT Engineer
6 46 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 46 (7.07%) Support Analyst
7 45 (6.91%) Developer
8 44 (6.76%) Embedded Engineer
9 42 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
10 37 (5.68%) Design Engineer
10 37 (5.68%) Development Engineer
10 37 (5.68%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
10 37 (5.68%) Service Analyst
10 37 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
10 37 (5.68%) Software Design Engineer
10 37 (5.68%) Software Development Engineer
11 34 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
12 33 (5.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 31 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.14%) .NET
2 22 (3.38%) JSON
3 17 (2.61%) WPF
4 15 (2.30%) LDAP
5 13 (2.00%) Regular Expression
6 12 (1.84%) HTML
6 12 (1.84%) XML
7 7 (1.08%) CSS
7 7 (1.08%) Middleware
8 6 (0.92%) SOAP
8 6 (0.92%) Web Services
9 5 (0.77%) .NET Core
9 5 (0.77%) J2EE
9 5 (0.77%) React
9 5 (0.77%) REST
9 5 (0.77%) SAML
10 4 (0.61%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.61%) OAuth
10 4 (0.61%) WSDL
11 3 (0.46%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.07%) Driving Licence
1 33 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.07%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.92%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
6 12 (1.84%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.08%) Biotechnology
10 7 (1.08%) FMCG
10 7 (1.08%) User Experience
11 6 (0.92%) Animation
11 6 (0.92%) BBC
11 6 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
11 6 (0.92%) STB
11 6 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 229 (35.18%) Windows Server
2 185 (28.42%) Windows 10
3 138 (21.20%) Linux
4 105 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 67 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (8.60%) Windows Server 2019
7 50 (7.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (6.76%) Windows 7
9 37 (5.68%) Android
10 30 (4.61%) Windows 8
11 23 (3.53%) Apple iOS
12 18 (2.76%) Mac OS
13 17 (2.61%) Mac OS X
14 13 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.38%) Unix
16 8 (1.23%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (1.23%) Windows XP
17 7 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
2 113 (17.36%) ITIL
3 77 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 54 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (6.76%) Computer Science
6 43 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (6.45%) DevOps
7 42 (6.45%) Migration
8 40 (6.14%) Software Engineering
8 40 (6.14%) Time Management
9 38 (5.84%) TDD
10 37 (5.68%) SysML
10 37 (5.68%) UML
11 34 (5.22%) Service Delivery
12 30 (4.61%) ITSM
13 27 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (3.99%) OO
15 24 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (3.53%) Incident Management
17 21 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (13.82%) SQL
2 89 (13.67%) PowerShell
3 51 (7.83%) C
4 49 (7.53%) C#
5 47 (7.22%) C++
6 45 (6.91%) Python
7 40 (6.14%) MATLAB
8 22 (3.38%) JavaScript
9 20 (3.07%) Ada
10 18 (2.76%) Embedded C
11 17 (2.61%) Embedded C++
12 11 (1.69%) Java
12 11 (1.69%) PHP
13 9 (1.38%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.38%) VB
14 8 (1.23%) Perl
15 7 (1.08%) Ruby
16 5 (0.77%) VBScript
17 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (13.52%) Degree
2 43 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 40 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (5.53%) SC Cleared
6 35 (5.38%) CCNA
7 20 (3.07%) MCSA
8 19 (2.92%) MCP
9 16 (2.46%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.15%) MCSE
11 12 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.08%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.92%) CCENT
15 5 (0.77%) HNC
15 5 (0.77%) VCP6
16 3 (0.46%) GCFE
16 3 (0.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (10.75%) SLA
2 41 (6.30%) MISRA
3 37 (5.68%) Def Stans
4 10 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (0.92%) QA
7 3 (0.46%) GDPR
8 2 (0.31%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.31%) NCSC
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 299 (45.93%) Active Directory
2 109 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (16.59%) Hyper-V
4 43 (6.61%) Firmware
5 35 (5.38%) vSphere
6 28 (4.30%) XenApp
7 26 (3.99%) XenDesktop
8 21 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.00%) NFS
11 11 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.38%) Docker
13 8 (1.23%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.77%) KVM
15 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
17 1 (0.15%) vCloud
17 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (13.52%) SCCM
2 60 (9.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (3.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 13 (2.00%) WSUS
5 11 (1.69%) Terraform
6 8 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.08%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.92%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 6 (0.92%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.77%) Ansible
9 5 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.46%) Nagios
10 3 (0.46%) SCOM
11 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.31%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.31%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.15%) Packer
12 1 (0.15%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 254 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 185 (28.42%) VMware
3 84 (12.90%) Citrix
4 47 (7.22%) Cisco
4 47 (7.22%) Veeam
5 39 (5.99%) IBM
6 30 (4.61%) Apple
7 20 (3.07%) Sophos
8 19 (2.92%) Google
9 18 (2.76%) HP
10 14 (2.15%) SAP
11 12 (1.84%) NetApp
12 11 (1.69%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.69%) Zscaler
13 10 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.54%) ServiceNow
14 9 (1.38%) F5
15 8 (1.23%) CommVault
16 7 (1.08%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.08%) Veritas