Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 550 543 461
Rank change year-on-year -7 -82 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 573 779 1,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.53% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 515 716 908
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £69,375 £71,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 121,618 147,258 156,531
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.00% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 97,868 119,690 126,337
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
London -37 242 £57,500 +10.58% 33
South East +65 149 £36,000 -7.69% 25
North of England -9 62 £35,000 -33.33% 28
South West +11 46 £34,000 -20.00% 16
East of England +33 38 £33,750 -10.00% 15
Midlands +55 36 £47,500 +35.71% 8
Yorkshire -12 33 £37,500 -28.57% 15
North West +24 24 £30,500 -39.30% 10
East Midlands +41 23 £47,500 +35.71% 3
West Midlands +32 13 £33,750 -20.59% 5
North East +21 5 £47,000 -14.55% 3
Windows Engineer
UK

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, Windows Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 573 (100.00%) Windows
2 312 (54.45%) Active Directory
3 306 (53.40%) Windows Server
4 249 (43.46%) Microsoft
5 242 (42.23%) Office 365
6 217 (37.87%) Azure
7 185 (32.29%) PowerShell
8 184 (32.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 176 (30.72%) VMware
10 151 (26.35%) Windows 10
11 130 (22.69%) SCCM
12 120 (20.94%) DNS
13 118 (20.59%) AWS
14 113 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
15 111 (19.37%) MS Exchange
16 109 (19.02%) Hyper-V
17 103 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
18 102 (17.80%) Firewall
19 101 (17.63%) Cisco
19 101 (17.63%) Citrix
20 98 (17.10%) SQL Server
21 97 (16.93%) Finance
22 95 (16.58%) Linux
22 95 (16.58%) ITIL
23 89 (15.53%) DHCP
24 84 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
25 74 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
26 73 (12.74%) SQL
27 72 (12.57%) TCP/IP
27 72 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 111 (19.37%) MS Exchange
2 54 (9.42%) SharePoint
3 48 (8.38%) IIS
4 44 (7.68%) Skype for Business
5 38 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.57%) Confluence
9 8 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.05%) CloudStack
11 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.52%) Tornado
14 1 (0.17%) Apache
14 1 (0.17%) nginx
14 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 66 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 242 (42.23%) Office 365
2 217 (37.87%) Azure
3 118 (20.59%) AWS
4 40 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (3.32%) SaaS
6 17 (2.97%) IaaS
7 14 (2.44%) GCP
7 14 (2.44%) OneDrive
8 9 (1.57%) PaaS
9 8 (1.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (1.22%) G Suite
10 7 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (1.22%) SoftLayer
11 6 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.05%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.05%) Azure Stack
11 6 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 120 (20.94%) DNS
2 102 (17.80%) Firewall
3 89 (15.53%) DHCP
4 72 (12.57%) TCP/IP
5 65 (11.34%) SAN
6 53 (9.25%) VPN
7 44 (7.68%) WAN
8 38 (6.63%) LAN
9 32 (5.58%) Wireless
10 28 (4.89%) Skype
11 19 (3.32%) MPLS
12 18 (3.14%) NAS
12 18 (3.14%) VoIP
13 17 (2.97%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (2.62%) VLAN
15 12 (2.09%) NetScaler
16 11 (1.92%) FTP
16 11 (1.92%) SMTP
17 10 (1.75%) ISDN
17 10 (1.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.32%) Big Data
3 8 (1.40%) MySQL
4 6 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.35%) MS Access
7 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.17%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.17%) Power BI
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (4.01%) Git (software)
2 18 (3.14%) JIRA
3 10 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.57%) Bitbucket
4 9 (1.57%) Selenium
5 7 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.05%) SoapUI
6 6 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.05%) TestRail
6 6 (1.05%) Zephyr
7 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.87%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.70%) git-flow
9 3 (0.52%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.52%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.35%) Subversion
10 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.17%) Hudson
11 1 (0.17%) MSTest
11 1 (0.17%) Ranorex
General
1 97 (16.93%) Finance
2 23 (4.01%) Banking
3 22 (3.84%) Law
3 22 (3.84%) Marketing
4 20 (3.49%) Electronics
5 17 (2.97%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.09%) Retail
8 6 (1.05%) Military
9 5 (0.87%) Back Office
9 5 (0.87%) Legal
10 4 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.52%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.19%) .NET
2 7 (1.22%) JSON
2 7 (1.22%) MFC
3 6 (1.05%) Kafka
3 6 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (0.87%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.87%) COM
4 5 (0.87%) Node.js
4 5 (0.87%) QML
4 5 (0.87%) Qt
4 5 (0.87%) REST
4 5 (0.87%) Web Services
5 4 (0.70%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.70%) GraphQL
5 4 (0.70%) React
5 4 (0.70%) Spring
5 4 (0.70%) Spring MVC
5 4 (0.70%) Vue.js
6 3 (0.52%) Android NDK
6 3 (0.52%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.28%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.84%) Hedge funds
4 19 (3.32%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.79%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.92%) Clustering
6 11 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.75%) EPoS
8 9 (1.57%) CMDB
8 9 (1.57%) Mobile Computing
9 6 (1.05%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.05%) PKI
9 6 (1.05%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.87%) User Experience
11 4 (0.70%) Replication
12 3 (0.52%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 573 (100.00%) Windows
2 306 (53.40%) Windows Server
3 151 (26.35%) Windows 10
4 103 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 95 (16.58%) Linux
6 72 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (10.99%) Windows 7
8 27 (4.71%) Unix
9 23 (4.01%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.14%) Android
11 14 (2.44%) Apple iOS
11 14 (2.44%) Mac OS
11 14 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.40%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.40%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.22%) CentOS
13 7 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.52%) Solaris
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (32.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 95 (16.58%) ITIL
3 84 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (10.30%) DevOps
5 45 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (6.98%) Migration
7 38 (6.63%) Software Engineering
8 35 (6.11%) Fintech
8 35 (6.11%) Information Security
9 28 (4.89%) Project Delivery
10 27 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (4.54%) Infrastructure as Code
12 25 (4.36%) Computer Science
13 24 (4.19%) Time Management
14 22 (3.84%) Mathematics
14 22 (3.84%) Mobile Device Management
15 21 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
16 18 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (3.14%) Infrastructure Management
16 18 (3.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 185 (32.29%) PowerShell
2 73 (12.74%) SQL
3 70 (12.22%) Python
4 37 (6.46%) C#
5 27 (4.71%) C++
6 24 (4.19%) C
7 14 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.27%) MATLAB
8 13 (2.27%) R
9 11 (1.92%) PHP
10 10 (1.75%) VB
11 9 (1.57%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.57%) Ruby
12 7 (1.22%) Java
12 7 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.87%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.87%) VBScript
14 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.52%) Perl
15 3 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (9.77%) Degree
2 56 (9.77%) MCSE
3 34 (5.93%) CCNA
3 34 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (3.84%) Security Cleared
5 19 (3.32%) MCSA
6 17 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.09%) CCNP
7 12 (2.09%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.75%) MCITP
8 10 (1.75%) MCP
9 9 (1.57%) CCA
10 8 (1.40%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (1.22%) RHCE
12 6 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.87%) ISEB
13 5 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.32%) QA
2 14 (2.44%) SLA
3 12 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.52%) EMIR
5 3 (0.52%) MiFID
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.35%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 312 (54.45%) Active Directory
2 113 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (19.02%) Hyper-V
4 44 (7.68%) vSphere
5 35 (6.11%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (5.93%) XenApp
7 26 (4.54%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (3.32%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.62%) Docker
10 12 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.75%) Terminal Server
12 9 (1.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (1.57%) VMware NSX
12 9 (1.57%) Xen
13 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (1.22%) Firmware
15 6 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 130 (22.69%) SCCM
2 33 (5.76%) SCOM
3 32 (5.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (4.01%) Ansible
5 20 (3.49%) WSUS
6 17 (2.97%) Kubernetes
6 17 (2.97%) Puppet
7 15 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
8 13 (2.27%) Terraform
9 12 (2.09%) Nagios
9 12 (2.09%) vCenter Server
10 11 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.75%) Nessus
12 8 (1.40%) Backup Exec
13 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (1.05%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.87%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.87%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.70%) Control-M
15 4 (0.70%) SCSM
Vendors
1 249 (43.46%) Microsoft
2 176 (30.72%) VMware
3 101 (17.63%) Cisco
3 101 (17.63%) Citrix
4 45 (7.85%) HP
5 44 (7.68%) Dell
6 36 (6.28%) Veeam
7 27 (4.71%) Splunk
8 23 (4.01%) Apple
9 22 (3.84%) ServiceNow
10 20 (3.49%) NetApp
11 12 (2.09%) Meraki
12 11 (1.92%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.75%) Google
13 10 (1.75%) Mitel
13 10 (1.75%) Oracle
13 10 (1.75%) Siemens
14 9 (1.57%) Veritas
15 8 (1.40%) Bloomberg
15 8 (1.40%) Red Hat