Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 549 554 1,219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 11.59% 17.78% 16.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.65% 62.60% 60.11%
Number of salaries quoted 392 473 926
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,500 £22,750
25th Percentile £27,000 £31,250 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,671 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.65% +8.46% -2.83%
75th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £74,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.61%

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 936 885 2,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.76% 28.41% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 615 736 1,519
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,375 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,566 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.97% -0.96% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £77,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 183 £37,500 - 76
Cambridgeshire -4 166 £40,000 -5.88% 77
Essex -3 88 £40,000 -5.88% 36
Bedfordshire +5 75 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Suffolk -5 22 £33,000 -37.14% 16
Norfolk -4 15 £35,500 +9.23% 17
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 255 (46.45%) Microsoft
2 233 (42.44%) Microsoft 365
3 232 (42.26%) Active Directory
4 228 (41.53%) Windows Server
5 198 (36.07%) Azure
6 192 (34.97%) VMware
7 179 (32.60%) Social Skills
8 157 (28.60%) Linux
9 133 (24.23%) Windows 10
10 118 (21.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 100 (18.21%) Problem-Solving
12 97 (17.67%) PowerShell
12 97 (17.67%) ITIL
13 92 (16.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 91 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
15 90 (16.39%) MS Exchange
16 89 (16.21%) Hyper-V
17 86 (15.66%) Firewall
18 85 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
19 82 (14.94%) SQL
20 79 (14.39%) DNS
21 74 (13.48%) SCCM
22 71 (12.93%) DHCP
23 70 (12.75%) Citrix
24 60 (10.93%) SQL Server
25 58 (10.56%) TCP/IP
26 57 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
27 54 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
28 53 (9.65%) SharePoint
29 52 (9.47%) Microsoft Intune

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 90 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 53 (9.65%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.92%) IIS
4 18 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.73%) Confluence
8 3 (0.55%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) CMS
9 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.18%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) Liferay
10 1 (0.18%) Mule
10 1 (0.18%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.18%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 91 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.37%) Simulink
3 17 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 233 (42.44%) Microsoft 365
2 198 (36.07%) Azure
3 49 (8.93%) AWS
4 37 (6.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (4.55%) OneDrive
6 24 (4.37%) Mimecast
7 21 (3.83%) Power Platform
8 19 (3.46%) IaaS
9 16 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (2.73%) SaaS
11 11 (2.00%) Azure Logic Apps
11 11 (2.00%) PaaS
12 8 (1.46%) GitHub
13 7 (1.28%) Azure Event Grid
14 6 (1.09%) Google Play
14 6 (1.09%) Google Workspace
14 6 (1.09%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
16 3 (0.55%) GCP
16 3 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 86 (15.66%) Firewall
2 79 (14.39%) DNS
3 71 (12.93%) DHCP
4 58 (10.56%) TCP/IP
5 40 (7.29%) LAN
6 39 (7.10%) VPN
6 39 (7.10%) WAN
7 35 (6.38%) VLAN
8 27 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (3.64%) VoIP
10 18 (3.28%) Skype
11 17 (3.10%) SAN
12 16 (2.91%) NetScaler
13 15 (2.73%) MPLS
14 13 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (2.19%) NAS
15 12 (2.19%) Wireless
16 11 (2.00%) Internet
16 11 (2.00%) Network Security
17 10 (1.82%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.46%) Power BI
6 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2019
7 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.73%) MySQL
8 3 (0.55%) Big Data
8 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.36%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.36%) Informix
10 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.18%) GIS
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (6.19%) Rational Rhapsody
2 31 (5.65%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.37%) Rational Team Concert
4 20 (3.64%) JIRA
5 15 (2.73%) Visual Studio
6 13 (2.37%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.82%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.82%) Rational Quality Manager
8 8 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (1.28%) GitLab
9 7 (1.28%) ReSharper
9 7 (1.28%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.55%) Selenium
11 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.18%) Hudson
12 1 (0.18%) Moq
12 1 (0.18%) RStudio
12 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.18%) TestLink
General
1 179 (32.60%) Social Skills
2 46 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.19%) Presentation Skills
4 32 (5.83%) Finance
5 28 (5.10%) Electronics
6 19 (3.46%) Documentation Skills
7 16 (2.91%) Organisational Skills
8 14 (2.55%) Retail
9 12 (2.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 12 (2.19%) Law
9 12 (2.19%) Public Sector
10 11 (2.00%) Wearables
11 10 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
11 10 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.64%) Telecoms
13 7 (1.28%) German Language
13 7 (1.28%) Manufacturing
14 6 (1.09%) Legal
15 4 (0.73%) Games
15 4 (0.73%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 90 (16.39%) Analyst
2 85 (15.48%) Support Engineer
3 74 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 57 (10.38%) IT Engineer
5 51 (9.29%) IT Support
6 47 (8.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 42 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (6.74%) Developer
9 31 (5.65%) Service Analyst
9 31 (5.65%) Service Desk Analyst
9 31 (5.65%) Support Analyst
10 30 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support
11 25 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (4.55%) C++ Developer
12 24 (4.37%) Design Engineer
12 24 (4.37%) Desktop Support
12 24 (4.37%) Development Engineer
12 24 (4.37%) Embedded Engineer
12 24 (4.37%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
12 24 (4.37%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.74%) .NET
2 14 (2.55%) XML
3 12 (2.19%) SOAP
3 12 (2.19%) Web Services
4 11 (2.00%) WPF
4 11 (2.00%) WSDL
4 11 (2.00%) XSD
5 10 (1.82%) JTS
6 8 (1.46%) HTML
7 7 (1.28%) Middleware
8 6 (1.09%) CSS
8 6 (1.09%) JSON
8 6 (1.09%) REST
9 5 (0.91%) SAML
10 4 (0.73%) LDAP
11 3 (0.55%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.55%) Qt
11 3 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.55%) React
11 3 (0.55%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.37%) Driving Licence
2 22 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.83%) Public Cloud
4 20 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.28%) Animation
7 7 (1.28%) BBC
7 7 (1.28%) Clustering
7 7 (1.28%) Replication
7 7 (1.28%) Smartphone
7 7 (1.28%) STB
8 6 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.09%) FMCG
8 6 (1.09%) Life Science
8 6 (1.09%) User Experience
9 5 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 228 (41.53%) Windows Server
2 157 (28.60%) Linux
3 133 (24.23%) Windows 10
4 85 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (8.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 41 (7.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 39 (7.10%) Windows 7
9 29 (5.28%) Android
10 21 (3.83%) Windows 8
11 14 (2.55%) Unix
12 12 (2.19%) Mac OS
13 11 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.46%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.46%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.28%) CentOS
16 7 (1.28%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
18 4 (0.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (18.21%) Problem-Solving
2 97 (17.67%) ITIL
3 92 (16.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 57 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (8.74%) Software Engineering
6 39 (7.10%) Migration
7 37 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 32 (5.83%) OO
9 31 (5.65%) Service Delivery
10 30 (5.46%) Computer Science
11 29 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (4.55%) Service Management
12 25 (4.55%) TDD
13 24 (4.37%) DevOps
13 24 (4.37%) Information Management
13 24 (4.37%) SysML
13 24 (4.37%) UML
14 23 (4.19%) Problem Management
15 21 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (3.46%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 97 (17.67%) PowerShell
2 82 (14.94%) SQL
3 50 (9.11%) C++
4 41 (7.47%) Python
5 36 (6.56%) C#
6 29 (5.28%) C
7 26 (4.74%) MATLAB
8 15 (2.73%) Java
9 14 (2.55%) Ada
9 14 (2.55%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.37%) JavaScript
11 11 (2.00%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.82%) Embedded C
12 10 (1.82%) Embedded C++
13 8 (1.46%) PHP
14 7 (1.28%) VBScript
15 6 (1.09%) Perl
16 5 (0.91%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.73%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (9.11%) Degree
2 45 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (4.37%) CCNA
6 23 (4.19%) MCSA
7 16 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (2.73%) MCSE
9 14 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.82%) Security Cleared
10 10 (1.82%) VCP6
11 9 (1.64%) MCP
11 9 (1.64%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.91%) CISSP
12 5 (0.91%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.55%) CCNP
14 3 (0.55%) ISSAP
14 3 (0.55%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.01%) SLA
2 24 (4.37%) Def Stans
2 24 (4.37%) MISRA
3 9 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 8 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.09%) QA
6 5 (0.91%) NIST
7 3 (0.55%) GRC
7 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.36%) NCSC
System Software
1 232 (42.26%) Active Directory
2 118 (21.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (16.21%) Hyper-V
4 45 (8.20%) vSphere
5 34 (6.19%) Firmware
6 23 (4.19%) XenDesktop
7 20 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (2.19%) XenApp
11 10 (1.82%) Docker
12 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.55%) NFS
14 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.55%) Xen
15 2 (0.36%) KVM
16 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (13.48%) SCCM
2 52 (9.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (5.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 10 (1.82%) Terraform
5 8 (1.46%) Ansible
5 8 (1.46%) WSUS
6 7 (1.28%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.09%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 6 (1.09%) PaperCut
7 6 (1.09%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.91%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.91%) SCOM
9 4 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.55%) Grafana
10 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.55%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.55%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.36%) Nagios
11 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 255 (46.45%) Microsoft
2 192 (34.97%) VMware
3 70 (12.75%) Citrix
4 50 (9.11%) Veeam
5 43 (7.83%) Cisco
6 36 (6.56%) IBM
7 27 (4.92%) Instagram
8 23 (4.19%) Sophos
9 18 (3.28%) ANSYS
9 18 (3.28%) Bloomberg
10 16 (2.91%) Google
11 15 (2.73%) Apple
11 15 (2.73%) HP
11 15 (2.73%) Ivanti
11 15 (2.73%) NetApp
11 15 (2.73%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.82%) Avaya
13 8 (1.46%) Oracle
13 8 (1.46%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.28%) ConnectWise