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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 13 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 873 462 743
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 13.19% 12.03% 16.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.70% 57.04% 65.75%
Number of salaries quoted 587 322 609
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,638 £24,250
25th Percentile £27,875 £29,750 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,500 £42,098 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.55% +5.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £54,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,601 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.88% +1.19%

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 1,513 810 1,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.87% 21.09% 25.05%
Number of salaries quoted 752 554 879
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £34,625 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £73,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +4 285 £40,000 -11.11% 64
Hertfordshire -3 284 £38,250 -19.47% 59
Essex -3 139 £35,000 -21.35% 28
Bedfordshire -4 118 £38,737 -3.16% 21
Suffolk -3 27 £33,000 +4.76% 9
Norfolk +1 23 £24,594 -38.52% 9
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 427 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 363 (41.58%) Active Directory
3 341 (39.06%) Microsoft 365
4 336 (38.49%) Social Skills
5 314 (35.97%) Windows Server
6 302 (34.59%) Azure
7 220 (25.20%) Linux
8 210 (24.05%) Problem-Solving
9 180 (20.62%) AWS
10 179 (20.50%) ITIL
11 173 (19.82%) VMware
12 162 (18.56%) Windows 10
13 160 (18.33%) SQL
14 152 (17.41%) SQL Server
15 147 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
16 139 (15.92%) Firewall
16 139 (15.92%) PowerShell
17 135 (15.46%) DevOps
18 130 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
19 128 (14.66%) DNS
19 128 (14.66%) Degree
20 122 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
21 114 (13.06%) DHCP
22 103 (11.80%) C#
22 103 (11.80%) SCCM
23 102 (11.68%) MS Exchange
24 98 (11.23%) Software Engineering
25 97 (11.11%) Citrix
26 95 (10.88%) Agile
27 94 (10.77%) SLA

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
1 102 (11.68%) MS Exchange
2 86 (9.85%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (2.52%) Skype for Business
4 20 (2.29%) IIS
5 17 (1.95%) Apache
6 12 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.15%) CMS
9 5 (0.57%) Documentum
9 5 (0.57%) JBoss
10 4 (0.46%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.46%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.46%) Site Server
11 3 (0.34%) Confluence
11 3 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 147 (16.84%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.46%) Simulink
8 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.69%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) PlanetPress Connect
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 341 (39.06%) Microsoft 365
2 302 (34.59%) Azure
3 180 (20.62%) AWS
4 84 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 53 (6.07%) IaaS
6 43 (4.93%) Serverless
7 37 (4.24%) PaaS
8 35 (4.01%) OneDrive
9 33 (3.78%) SaaS
10 29 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (2.75%) Route 53
12 21 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 21 (2.41%) Azure Functions
13 18 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (1.95%) GCP
14 17 (1.95%) Power Platform
15 15 (1.72%) PowerApps
16 14 (1.60%) Amazon S3
16 14 (1.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 139 (15.92%) Firewall
2 128 (14.66%) DNS
3 114 (13.06%) DHCP
4 89 (10.19%) VPN
5 72 (8.25%) LAN
6 69 (7.90%) WAN
7 68 (7.79%) TCP/IP
8 39 (4.47%) SAN
9 37 (4.24%) Skype
10 36 (4.12%) VoIP
11 34 (3.89%) Wireless
12 25 (2.86%) VLAN
13 24 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (2.41%) Internet
15 21 (2.41%) Network Security
16 16 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
17 13 (1.49%) NetScaler
18 10 (1.15%) HTTP
18 10 (1.15%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (17.41%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.81%) MySQL
3 23 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 23 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 23 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.80%) GIS
9 6 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.69%) SQLite
10 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.46%) Flink
12 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.23%) Informix
Development Applications
1 60 (6.87%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 28 (3.21%) Git (software)
5 26 (2.98%) Subversion
6 21 (2.41%) JIRA
7 14 (1.60%) Selenium
8 10 (1.15%) webpack
9 9 (1.03%) TortoiseSVN
9 9 (1.03%) WiX
10 6 (0.69%) Cypress.io
10 6 (0.69%) Mocha
10 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (0.57%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.46%) Babel
12 4 (0.46%) MSI
12 4 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
12 4 (0.46%) Rational Team Concert
13 3 (0.34%) GitLab
14 2 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 336 (38.49%) Social Skills
2 82 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (8.48%) Finance
4 34 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.78%) Manufacturing
6 29 (3.32%) Electronics
7 28 (3.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 27 (3.09%) Automotive
9 26 (2.98%) Publishing
10 25 (2.86%) Public Sector
11 23 (2.63%) Retail
12 20 (2.29%) Legal
13 18 (2.06%) Law
14 17 (1.95%) Marketing
14 17 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
15 12 (1.37%) Environmental Health
15 12 (1.37%) Games
16 11 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
17 10 (1.15%) Aviation
17 10 (1.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 120 (13.75%) Analyst
2 108 (12.37%) IT Support
3 99 (11.34%) Support Engineer
4 85 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 74 (8.48%) Software Engineer
6 68 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 66 (7.56%) Support Analyst
8 60 (6.87%) Cloud Engineer
9 53 (6.07%) IT Engineer
10 52 (5.96%) Developer
11 44 (5.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 43 (4.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 41 (4.70%) IT Analyst
14 37 (4.24%) IT Support Analyst
15 35 (4.01%) IT Support Engineer
16 33 (3.78%) Administrator
17 31 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 29 (3.32%) Junior
19 28 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
20 25 (2.86%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (8.82%) .NET
2 34 (3.89%) .NET Framework
3 31 (3.55%) HTML
4 28 (3.21%) CSS
5 27 (3.09%) React
6 21 (2.41%) LLVM
6 21 (2.41%) Node.js
7 19 (2.18%) HTML5
7 19 (2.18%) Web Services
8 18 (2.06%) REST
9 14 (1.60%) .NET Core
10 12 (1.37%) Redux
10 12 (1.37%) WPF
11 11 (1.26%) XML
12 10 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (1.03%) .NET Remoting
13 9 (1.03%) JSP
14 8 (0.92%) COM
14 8 (0.92%) Spring
14 8 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 72 (8.25%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (5.96%) Replication
4 43 (4.93%) Management Information System
5 38 (4.35%) SystemC
6 30 (3.44%) PKI
7 28 (3.21%) Smartphone
7 28 (3.21%) User Experience
8 23 (2.63%) Clustering
9 20 (2.29%) Driving Licence
9 20 (2.29%) Legacy Code
10 17 (1.95%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.83%) NHS
12 12 (1.37%) EMC VNX
13 11 (1.26%) Device Driver
14 10 (1.15%) EPoS
15 9 (1.03%) Biotechnology
15 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.03%) PMI
16 8 (0.92%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 314 (35.97%) Windows Server
2 220 (25.20%) Linux
3 162 (18.56%) Windows 10
4 130 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (10.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 55 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (5.50%) Windows 7
7 48 (5.50%) Windows Server 2019
8 32 (3.67%) Android
9 22 (2.52%) Apple iOS
10 21 (2.41%) Unix
11 20 (2.29%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.18%) Mac OS
13 14 (1.60%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.92%) CentOS
16 7 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.80%) VMS
17 6 (0.69%) ThreadX
17 6 (0.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (24.05%) Problem-Solving
2 179 (20.50%) ITIL
3 135 (15.46%) DevOps
4 98 (11.23%) Software Engineering
5 95 (10.88%) Agile
6 89 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 87 (9.97%) Computer Science
8 83 (9.51%) Service Delivery
9 80 (9.16%) SDLC
10 73 (8.36%) Incident Management
11 65 (7.45%) Test Automation
12 63 (7.22%) Project Management
13 54 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 52 (5.96%) Change Management
14 52 (5.96%) CI/CD
15 49 (5.61%) Service Management
16 47 (5.38%) Configuration Management
16 47 (5.38%) Mentoring
17 43 (4.93%) ITSM
17 43 (4.93%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (18.33%) SQL
2 139 (15.92%) PowerShell
3 103 (11.80%) C#
4 93 (10.65%) C++
5 79 (9.05%) Python
6 54 (6.19%) JavaScript
7 28 (3.21%) Bash
8 26 (2.98%) Java
9 22 (2.52%) C
10 19 (2.18%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.60%) VB
12 13 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.26%) VBA
14 10 (1.15%) Groovy
15 8 (0.92%) PHP
15 8 (0.92%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.69%) Perl
17 4 (0.46%) Ada
17 4 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 128 (14.66%) Degree
2 67 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 43 (4.93%) MCSE
4 43 (4.93%) SC Cleared
5 39 (4.47%) MCSA
6 35 (4.01%) DBS Check
6 35 (4.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 34 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (3.55%) ISTQB
9 27 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (2.41%) CCNA
10 21 (2.41%) ISEB
10 21 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (2.18%) AWS Certification
12 16 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.60%) CCNP
14 12 (1.37%) CISSP
14 12 (1.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (10.77%) SLA
2 50 (5.73%) QA
3 24 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (2.41%) ISO 26262
5 13 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.37%) GDPR
7 10 (1.15%) MISRA
8 9 (1.03%) HL7
9 4 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.46%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.46%) NCSC
10 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.23%) IFRS
10 2 (0.23%) NIST
11 1 (0.11%) GxP
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 363 (41.58%) Active Directory
2 122 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (6.53%) Hyper-V
4 43 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (4.81%) vSphere
6 40 (4.58%) Docker
6 40 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.18%) Terminal Services
8 17 (1.95%) Firmware
9 14 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.37%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.03%) XenApp
12 7 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.23%) KVM
16 2 (0.23%) NFS
17 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 103 (11.80%) SCCM
2 71 (8.13%) Terraform
3 58 (6.64%) Kubernetes
4 40 (4.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 30 (3.44%) Ansible
6 29 (3.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 21 (2.41%) SCOM
8 20 (2.29%) WSUS
9 18 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (1.95%) Puppet
11 16 (1.83%) SCVMM
12 15 (1.72%) vCenter Server
13 13 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (1.37%) SCOrch
15 10 (1.15%) Consul
15 10 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (1.15%) Packer
15 10 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.92%) WMI
17 6 (0.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 427 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 173 (19.82%) VMware
3 97 (11.11%) Citrix
4 72 (8.25%) Oracle
5 68 (7.79%) Cisco
6 39 (4.47%) Apple
7 37 (4.24%) Veeam
8 28 (3.21%) ServiceNow
9 24 (2.75%) Remedy
10 23 (2.63%) HP
11 20 (2.29%) NEC
11 20 (2.29%) Northgate
12 19 (2.18%) Sophos
13 17 (1.95%) Splunk
14 16 (1.83%) Brocade
15 15 (1.72%) 3PAR
16 13 (1.49%) Red Hat
16 13 (1.49%) Symantec
17 12 (1.37%) EMC
17 12 (1.37%) Rackspace