Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 442 872 1,349
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 12.79% 15.98% 16.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.93% 63.65% 57.31%
Number of salaries quoted 319 703 1,078
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,525 £22,750
25th Percentile £29,178 £29,063 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -3.85%
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 763 1,370 2,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.08% 25.11% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 546 1,048 1,815
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £34,625 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 13 April 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 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
Hertfordshire -2 138 £43,500 +22.54% 58
Cambridgeshire -14 123 £40,000 -5.88% 39
Essex +3 86 £45,000 +21.43% 13
Bedfordshire +12 65 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Norfolk +6 18 £35,500 +2.90% 1
Suffolk +3 12 £32,500 -35.00% 9
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 of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 217 (49.10%) Microsoft
2 197 (44.57%) Windows Server
3 192 (43.44%) Active Directory
4 179 (40.50%) Microsoft 365
5 160 (36.20%) Azure
6 149 (33.71%) VMware
7 145 (32.81%) Linux
8 106 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 91 (20.59%) Windows 10
10 80 (18.10%) PowerShell
11 75 (16.97%) SQL
11 75 (16.97%) Firewall
12 72 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
13 70 (15.84%) SQL Server
13 70 (15.84%) MS Exchange
14 69 (15.61%) ITIL
15 67 (15.16%) Microsoft Office
16 66 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 62 (14.03%) Hyper-V
18 59 (13.35%) SharePoint
19 58 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 56 (12.67%) Citrix
20 56 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
21 54 (12.22%) Degree
21 54 (12.22%) SCCM
21 54 (12.22%) DNS
22 50 (11.31%) DHCP
23 48 (10.86%) C#
24 43 (9.73%) Software Engineering
25 41 (9.28%) 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 70 (15.84%) MS Exchange
2 59 (13.35%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.49%) IIS
4 10 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.36%) OpenEdge
6 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.45%) Confluence
7 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (15.16%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.90%) Simulink
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) assyst
2 1 (0.23%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 179 (40.50%) Microsoft 365
2 160 (36.20%) Azure
3 39 (8.82%) AWS
4 35 (7.92%) OneDrive
5 33 (7.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (4.98%) SaaS
7 19 (4.30%) IaaS
8 18 (4.07%) Power Platform
8 18 (4.07%) Serverless
9 16 (3.62%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (3.39%) PaaS
11 14 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (2.94%) Mimecast
13 12 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (2.71%) Amazon S3
14 10 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (2.26%) OpenShift
15 9 (2.04%) Logic Apps
16 8 (1.81%) Azure Functions
17 7 (1.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 75 (16.97%) Firewall
2 54 (12.22%) DNS
3 50 (11.31%) DHCP
4 40 (9.05%) VPN
5 36 (8.14%) TCP/IP
5 36 (8.14%) VLAN
6 30 (6.79%) WAN
7 29 (6.56%) Skype
8 23 (5.20%) VoIP
9 20 (4.52%) NetScaler
10 19 (4.30%) LAN
11 18 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (3.39%) SAN
13 11 (2.49%) Wireless
14 8 (1.81%) Network Security
15 5 (1.13%) Internet
16 4 (0.90%) NAS
17 3 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
18 2 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
18 2 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (2.71%) Power BI
3 12 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (2.26%) GIS
5 10 (2.26%) MySQL
5 10 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.45%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.23%) SQLBase
8 1 (0.23%) Tableau
8 1 (0.23%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 24 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.20%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.30%) JIRA
3 19 (4.30%) Visual Studio
4 17 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 16 (3.62%) Rational Rhapsody
5 16 (3.62%) Rational Team Concert
6 12 (2.71%) Eclipse
6 12 (2.71%) Rational Quality Manager
7 10 (2.26%) GoCD
8 6 (1.36%) ReSharper
8 6 (1.36%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.36%) Subversion
8 6 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.13%) Selenium
10 4 (0.90%) GitLab
11 2 (0.45%) Buildbot
11 2 (0.45%) Clang
11 2 (0.45%) CMake
11 2 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (7.24%) Finance
2 16 (3.62%) Law
3 11 (2.49%) Electronics
3 11 (2.49%) Retail
4 10 (2.26%) Games
5 8 (1.81%) German Language
5 8 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.81%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.58%) Legal
7 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.68%) Advertising
9 3 (0.68%) Automotive
10 2 (0.45%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (16.52%) Analyst
2 62 (14.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (9.05%) IT Engineer
3 40 (9.05%) Support Engineer
4 32 (7.24%) Developer
5 29 (6.56%) Architect
6 28 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 27 (6.11%) IT Support
7 27 (6.11%) Service Analyst
7 27 (6.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 26 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (4.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (4.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 19 (4.30%) Support Analyst
11 18 (4.07%) Help Desk Support
12 16 (3.62%) C++ Developer
12 16 (3.62%) Digital Architect
12 16 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (3.62%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.66%) .NET
2 13 (2.94%) XML
3 12 (2.71%) JTS
3 12 (2.71%) Web Services
4 10 (2.26%) HTML
5 9 (2.04%) REST
6 7 (1.58%) SOAP
6 7 (1.58%) WSDL
6 7 (1.58%) XSD
7 6 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (1.36%) HTML5
7 6 (1.36%) Middleware
7 6 (1.36%) WCF
8 5 (1.13%) CSS
8 5 (1.13%) jQuery
8 5 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.90%) Spring
10 3 (0.68%) JSON
10 3 (0.68%) LINQ
10 3 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.79%) Public Cloud
2 27 (6.11%) Data Centre
3 25 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.30%) Driving Licence
4 19 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.17%) Clustering
6 12 (2.71%) Replication
7 8 (1.81%) Animation
7 8 (1.81%) BBC
7 8 (1.81%) STB
8 7 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.58%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.90%) Device Driver
10 4 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (0.90%) FMCG
10 4 (0.90%) Photography
10 4 (0.90%) Verilog
11 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 197 (44.57%) Windows Server
2 145 (32.81%) Linux
3 91 (20.59%) Windows 10
4 58 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (8.14%) Windows 7
6 36 (8.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (5.20%) Android
9 12 (2.71%) Mac OS
9 12 (2.71%) Mac OS X
9 12 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (2.49%) Unix
11 7 (1.58%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.13%) SUSE
12 5 (1.13%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.68%) CentOS
14 2 (0.45%) Debian
14 2 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
2 69 (15.61%) ITIL
3 66 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 56 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (9.73%) Software Engineering
6 36 (8.14%) DevOps
7 35 (7.92%) Service Management
8 25 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 25 (5.66%) Time Management
9 24 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (5.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (5.20%) Migration
11 22 (4.98%) Computer Science
12 19 (4.30%) Information Management
12 19 (4.30%) ITSM
12 19 (4.30%) OO
12 19 (4.30%) SIEM
12 19 (4.30%) Technology Roadmap
13 18 (4.07%) Cross-Platform Development
13 18 (4.07%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.10%) PowerShell
2 75 (16.97%) SQL
3 48 (10.86%) C#
4 36 (8.14%) C++
4 36 (8.14%) Python
5 32 (7.24%) Bash Shell
6 16 (3.62%) C
7 15 (3.39%) Java
8 11 (2.49%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.49%) VB.NET
9 9 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.58%) VB
11 5 (1.13%) VB6
12 4 (0.90%) Ada
12 4 (0.90%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.90%) VBScript
13 3 (0.68%) Groovy
13 3 (0.68%) Perl
14 2 (0.45%) Lua
14 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (12.22%) Degree
2 36 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (3.85%) MCSA
5 15 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.49%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.26%) CISSP
8 10 (2.26%) MCSE
8 10 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.58%) CCNA
10 7 (1.58%) ISSAP
10 7 (1.58%) ISSEP
10 7 (1.58%) VCP6
11 6 (1.36%) CCNP
11 6 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.45%) CCSP
13 1 (0.23%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.79%) SLA
2 10 (2.26%) HIPAA
2 10 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.04%) NIST
3 9 (2.04%) QA
4 6 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.36%) GRC
5 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.90%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.90%) MISRA
7 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 192 (43.44%) Active Directory
2 106 (23.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (14.03%) Hyper-V
4 37 (8.37%) vSphere
5 17 (3.85%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.49%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (2.49%) Xen
7 10 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.04%) Firmware
9 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.36%) XenApp
11 4 (0.90%) Docker
12 3 (0.68%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 54 (12.22%) SCCM
2 38 (8.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (5.43%) Ansible
4 22 (4.98%) Terraform
5 13 (2.94%) Kubernetes
6 12 (2.71%) Rancher
7 10 (2.26%) Rundeck
8 6 (1.36%) PaperCut
9 4 (0.90%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.90%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.68%) Consul
10 3 (0.68%) Grafana
10 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.68%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.68%) Puppet
10 3 (0.68%) Salt
10 3 (0.68%) WSUS
11 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.45%) SCOM
11 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 217 (49.10%) Microsoft
2 149 (33.71%) VMware
3 56 (12.67%) Citrix
4 32 (7.24%) Veeam
5 31 (7.01%) Cisco
6 22 (4.98%) Ivanti
7 20 (4.52%) Sophos
8 19 (4.30%) IBM
9 17 (3.85%) HP
10 15 (3.39%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.94%) ANSYS
11 13 (2.94%) Bloomberg
11 13 (2.94%) Oracle
12 12 (2.71%) Apple
12 12 (2.71%) Splunk
12 12 (2.71%) Twitter
13 11 (2.49%) ServiceNow
14 10 (2.26%) Intel
15 9 (2.04%) Google
15 9 (2.04%) NetApp