Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 364 904 1,528
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 14.92% 14.75% 16.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.52% 58.21% 59.52%
Number of salaries quoted 348 746 1,268
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,429
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.09% -1.46%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,100 £23,000
90th Percentile £69,125 £67,500 £61,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 622 1,553 2,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.49% 25.34% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 483 1,124 1,933
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,550 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Cambridgeshire -8 122 £40,000 -1.23% 37
Hertfordshire +1 107 £42,500 +21.43% 35
Essex +7 73 £37,060 +10.63% 16
Bedfordshire +11 44 £43,000 -14.00% 8
Norfolk +12 16 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Suffolk +8 6 £47,500 -11.63% 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 186 (51.10%) Active Directory
2 169 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 165 (45.33%) Windows Server
4 144 (39.56%) Office 365
5 127 (34.89%) Azure
6 105 (28.85%) VMware
7 87 (23.90%) Linux
8 80 (21.98%) Windows 10
9 70 (19.23%) Firewall
10 69 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 64 (17.58%) MS Exchange
12 59 (16.21%) PowerShell
13 52 (14.29%) Hyper-V
14 49 (13.46%) Degree
15 48 (13.19%) ITIL
16 47 (12.91%) SCCM
16 47 (12.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 46 (12.64%) DNS
18 45 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 43 (11.81%) AWS
20 41 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 41 (11.26%) VPN
20 41 (11.26%) DHCP
20 41 (11.26%) SharePoint
20 41 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
21 40 (10.99%) SQL
22 39 (10.71%) SQL Server
22 39 (10.71%) SLA
23 38 (10.44%) DevOps

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 64 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 41 (11.26%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.65%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.37%) OpenEdge
5 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.10%) IIS
6 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 41 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 144 (39.56%) Office 365
2 127 (34.89%) Azure
3 43 (11.81%) AWS
4 26 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (6.59%) OneDrive
6 17 (4.67%) Serverless
7 15 (4.12%) Mimecast
8 13 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (3.30%) IaaS
10 11 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (3.02%) Amazon S3
10 11 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (3.02%) SaaS
11 10 (2.75%) OpenShift
11 10 (2.75%) PaaS
12 9 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.65%) GCP
13 6 (1.65%) Power Platform
14 5 (1.37%) Azure Functions
15 4 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 70 (19.23%) Firewall
2 46 (12.64%) DNS
3 41 (11.26%) DHCP
3 41 (11.26%) VPN
4 29 (7.97%) VLAN
5 28 (7.69%) VoIP
5 28 (7.69%) WAN
6 24 (6.59%) Skype
6 24 (6.59%) TCP/IP
7 20 (5.49%) LAN
8 16 (4.40%) Wireless
9 15 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (3.85%) NetScaler
11 11 (3.02%) Internet
11 11 (3.02%) SAN
12 5 (1.37%) WLAN
13 4 (1.10%) Network Security
14 2 (0.55%) Intranet
15 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
15 1 (0.27%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 11 (3.02%) MySQL
3 10 (2.75%) GIS
4 9 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.37%) Power BI
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 25 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.02%) JIRA
3 11 (3.02%) TeamCity
3 11 (3.02%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.75%) GoCD
5 6 (1.65%) Subversion
5 6 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.10%) Rational Quality Manager
6 4 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (1.10%) Rational Team Concert
7 3 (0.82%) Selenium
8 2 (0.55%) Buildbot
8 2 (0.55%) Clang
8 2 (0.55%) CMake
8 2 (0.55%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.55%) GCC
8 2 (0.55%) Xcode
9 1 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 27 (7.42%) Finance
2 14 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.02%) Electronics
3 11 (3.02%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.75%) Law
5 9 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.20%) Games
7 7 (1.92%) German Language
7 7 (1.92%) Legal
8 5 (1.37%) Advertising
8 5 (1.37%) Marketing
8 5 (1.37%) Retail
9 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.55%) Automotive
10 2 (0.55%) Local Government
10 2 (0.55%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Catalan Language
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (17.86%) Analyst
2 45 (12.36%) Support Engineer
3 36 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (8.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 28 (7.69%) IT Support
6 24 (6.59%) Developer
6 24 (6.59%) IT Engineer
7 23 (6.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 23 (6.32%) Service Analyst
7 23 (6.32%) Support Analyst
8 22 (6.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 21 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (5.22%) Architect
10 19 (5.22%) Help Desk Support
11 18 (4.95%) Desktop Support
12 16 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
13 15 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (4.12%) Administrator
14 14 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
14 14 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.12%) .NET
2 8 (2.20%) HTML
3 6 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (1.65%) HTML5
3 6 (1.65%) jQuery
3 6 (1.65%) WCF
3 6 (1.65%) XML
4 5 (1.37%) Middleware
4 5 (1.37%) REST
4 5 (1.37%) Web Services
5 4 (1.10%) CSS
5 4 (1.10%) JTS
5 4 (1.10%) Spring
6 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.82%) CSS3
6 3 (0.82%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.82%) JSON
6 3 (0.82%) LINQ
6 3 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.67%) Public Cloud
3 15 (4.12%) Driving Licence
4 14 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.02%) Replication
7 8 (2.20%) Clustering
8 7 (1.92%) Animation
8 7 (1.92%) BBC
8 7 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.92%) STB
9 5 (1.37%) Blog
9 5 (1.37%) User Experience
10 4 (1.10%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.10%) Life Science
10 4 (1.10%) Photography
10 4 (1.10%) Verilog
11 3 (0.82%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 165 (45.33%) Windows Server
2 87 (23.90%) Linux
3 80 (21.98%) Windows 10
4 47 (12.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (10.16%) Windows 7
7 32 (8.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (6.04%) Android
9 21 (5.77%) Windows Server 2019
10 18 (4.95%) Mac OS X
11 12 (3.30%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.37%) Unix
13 4 (1.10%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.55%) CentOS
16 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.19%) ITIL
2 45 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 38 (10.44%) DevOps
5 37 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (7.14%) Service Management
6 26 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 25 (6.87%) Mentoring
8 22 (6.04%) Computer Science
9 21 (5.77%) Customer Requirements
10 19 (5.22%) Time Management
11 18 (4.95%) Incident Management
12 17 (4.67%) Coaching
12 17 (4.67%) Migration
13 16 (4.40%) Project Delivery
13 16 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (3.30%) ITSM
15 12 (3.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.21%) PowerShell
2 40 (10.99%) SQL
3 35 (9.62%) C#
4 32 (8.79%) Bash Shell
5 26 (7.14%) Python
6 22 (6.04%) C++
7 13 (3.57%) C
8 9 (2.47%) Java
8 9 (2.47%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.47%) VB
9 7 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.37%) VB6
11 4 (1.10%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.82%) Groovy
13 2 (0.55%) Lua
13 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.27%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.27%) Ruby
14 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (13.46%) Degree
2 33 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (3.85%) MCSA
6 13 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.20%) MCSE
9 7 (1.92%) CCNA
9 7 (1.92%) CCNP
10 6 (1.65%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.65%) HNC
10 6 (1.65%) MCDST
10 6 (1.65%) MCP
11 5 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.10%) CISSP
12 4 (1.10%) MCITP
13 3 (0.82%) CCSA
13 3 (0.82%) ISSAP
13 3 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.71%) SLA
2 10 (2.75%) HIPAA
2 10 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.92%) QA
4 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.82%) NIST
6 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 186 (51.10%) Active Directory
2 69 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.40%) vSphere
5 12 (3.30%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.20%) Xen
6 8 (2.20%) XenApp
7 6 (1.65%) Docker
8 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (12.91%) SCCM
2 34 (9.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (5.77%) Terraform
4 19 (5.22%) Ansible
5 10 (2.75%) Kubernetes
5 10 (2.75%) Rancher
5 10 (2.75%) Rundeck
6 3 (0.82%) Consul
6 3 (0.82%) WSUS
7 2 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.55%) Puppet
7 2 (0.55%) Salt
8 1 (0.27%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) Graphite
8 1 (0.27%) Graylog
8 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.27%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 169 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 105 (28.85%) VMware
3 32 (8.79%) Citrix
4 29 (7.97%) Cisco
5 25 (6.87%) Sophos
6 18 (4.95%) Veeam
7 16 (4.40%) Apple
8 15 (4.12%) HP
9 12 (3.30%) Splunk
10 10 (2.75%) NetApp
10 10 (2.75%) Oracle
10 10 (2.75%) SAP
11 8 (2.20%) Ivanti
12 7 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.92%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.65%) Google
13 6 (1.65%) WatchGuard
14 5 (1.37%) IBM
15 4 (1.10%) Altera
15 4 (1.10%) Twitter