Period
to 29 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £44,375 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 525 535 511
Rank change year-on-year +10 -24 -101
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 347 658 922
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.51% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 316 604 856
Median annual salary £44,375 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.39% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +5.88%

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 78,649 127,834 155,656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 96.00% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 63,668 102,451 127,368
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Engineer in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 -52 138 £55,000 - 6
South East +79 96 £37,500 -11.76% 1
North of England +100 43 £45,000 +25.00% 1
East of England +90 29 £38,000 -5.00% 5
Midlands +75 25 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +77 20 £45,000 +40.63%
North West +70 18 £50,000 +33.33%
South West +62 16 £40,500 +12.50% 1
East Midlands +57 13 £30,000 -29.41% 1
West Midlands +65 12 £45,000 - 3
North East +18 5 £37,000 -15.91% 1
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 347 (100.00%) Windows
2 188 (54.18%) Active Directory
3 173 (49.86%) Windows Server
4 142 (40.92%) VMware
5 127 (36.60%) Microsoft
6 114 (32.85%) Office 365
7 109 (31.41%) Azure
8 103 (29.68%) PowerShell
9 95 (27.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 82 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 75 (21.61%) Linux
12 69 (19.88%) SCCM
13 67 (19.31%) DNS
14 61 (17.58%) Windows 10
15 59 (17.00%) Python
16 53 (15.27%) Cisco
16 53 (15.27%) ITIL
17 52 (14.99%) Finance
18 48 (13.83%) SQL
19 44 (12.68%) Degree
19 44 (12.68%) AWS
20 40 (11.53%) DHCP
20 40 (11.53%) Firewall
21 39 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
22 38 (10.95%) Software Engineering
22 38 (10.95%) Windows Server 2016
23 37 (10.66%) SCOM
23 37 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
24 36 (10.37%) VMware ESXi
24 36 (10.37%) C#

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 35 (10.09%) MS Exchange
2 32 (9.22%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.61%) Confluence
3 16 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.88%) IIS
5 10 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.86%) Apache
6 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 114 (32.85%) Office 365
2 109 (31.41%) Azure
3 44 (12.68%) AWS
4 15 (4.32%) G Suite
5 8 (2.31%) GCP
6 7 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.44%) IaaS
8 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.86%) PaaS
9 3 (0.86%) SaaS
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.58%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.58%) Datadog
10 2 (0.58%) Route 53
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (19.31%) DNS
2 40 (11.53%) DHCP
2 40 (11.53%) Firewall
3 30 (8.65%) SAN
4 21 (6.05%) TCP/IP
5 18 (5.19%) LAN
5 18 (5.19%) NAS
5 18 (5.19%) WAN
6 17 (4.90%) VPN
7 14 (4.03%) Internet
8 9 (2.59%) VoIP
9 8 (2.31%) Skype
10 7 (2.02%) VLAN
11 6 (1.73%) Network Security
11 6 (1.73%) VSAN
11 6 (1.73%) Wireless
12 5 (1.44%) WLAN
13 3 (0.86%) Broadband
13 3 (0.86%) PBX
13 3 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.63%) Big Data
3 4 (1.15%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.15%) MySQL
3 4 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.48%) JIRA
3 9 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.73%) Subversion
5 4 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.86%) Selenium
6 3 (0.86%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.86%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.58%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.29%) LINQPad
8 1 (0.29%) Postman
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 52 (14.99%) Finance
2 14 (4.03%) Retail
3 12 (3.46%) Banking
4 6 (1.73%) Law
4 6 (1.73%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.15%) Back Office
6 4 (1.15%) Electronics
7 3 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.93%) .NET
2 4 (1.15%) Angular 2
2 4 (1.15%) AngularJS
3 3 (0.86%) Web Services
3 3 (0.86%) XML
3 3 (0.86%) XML Messaging
4 2 (0.58%) Node.js
5 1 (0.29%) COM+
5 1 (0.29%) DCOM
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) J2EE
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) REST
5 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.63%) Algorithms
2 19 (5.48%) PKI
3 16 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.03%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.46%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (2.02%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.73%) User Experience
8 5 (1.44%) Blog
8 5 (1.44%) Replication
8 5 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.15%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.15%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.86%) FMCG
10 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.58%) Clustering
11 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 347 (100.00%) Windows
2 173 (49.86%) Windows Server
3 75 (21.61%) Linux
4 61 (17.58%) Windows 10
5 38 (10.95%) Windows Server 2016
6 37 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.03%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (3.75%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.02%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.44%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.15%) Solaris
13 3 (0.86%) Debian
14 2 (0.58%) CentOS
14 2 (0.58%) Unix
14 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.29%) VMS
15 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (15.27%) ITIL
3 39 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (10.95%) Software Engineering
5 32 (9.22%) Computer Science
6 27 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (7.49%) DevOps
7 26 (7.49%) Scrum
8 25 (7.20%) Unit Testing
9 23 (6.63%) Computer Vision
9 23 (6.63%) Image Processing
9 23 (6.63%) Mathematics
10 20 (5.76%) Information Security
11 19 (5.48%) High Availability
12 16 (4.61%) Kanban
13 15 (4.32%) People Management
14 13 (3.75%) Open Source
15 12 (3.46%) Antivirus Management
15 12 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (3.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 103 (29.68%) PowerShell
2 59 (17.00%) Python
3 48 (13.83%) SQL
4 36 (10.37%) C#
5 35 (10.09%) Bash Shell
6 23 (6.63%) MATLAB
6 23 (6.63%) R
7 11 (3.17%) C++
8 9 (2.59%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.31%) Go
9 8 (2.31%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.73%) Perl
10 6 (1.73%) Ruby
11 5 (1.44%) C
12 4 (1.15%) PHP
12 4 (1.15%) VB
13 3 (0.86%) VBScript
14 2 (0.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (12.68%) Degree
2 27 (7.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.05%) MCSA
4 21 (6.05%) MCSE
5 13 (3.75%) MCP
6 12 (3.46%) Security Cleared
7 11 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.59%) CCNA
9 7 (2.02%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.44%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (1.44%) SANS
10 5 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.86%) HND
11 3 (0.86%) ISEB
12 2 (0.58%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.58%) CCNP
12 2 (0.58%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.05%) SLA
2 8 (2.31%) QA
3 5 (1.44%) AICPA
3 5 (1.44%) COBIT
3 5 (1.44%) NIST
4 4 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 188 (54.18%) Active Directory
2 82 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.37%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (7.49%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.90%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (4.61%) vSphere
7 15 (4.32%) XenApp
8 10 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (2.59%) Docker
10 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (2.02%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.15%) Firmware
12 2 (0.58%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.29%) pfSense
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (19.88%) SCCM
2 37 (10.66%) SCOM
3 20 (5.76%) Ansible
4 17 (4.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (3.46%) Puppet
5 12 (3.46%) WSUS
6 7 (2.02%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.44%) Terraform
7 5 (1.44%) vRealize
8 4 (1.15%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.15%) Grafana
8 4 (1.15%) Nagios
8 4 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.15%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.15%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.15%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.86%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.86%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 142 (40.92%) VMware
2 127 (36.60%) Microsoft
3 53 (15.27%) Cisco
4 34 (9.80%) Citrix
5 28 (8.07%) Google
6 15 (4.32%) Meraki
7 13 (3.75%) NetApp
8 11 (3.17%) Veeam
9 9 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.31%) EMC
10 8 (2.31%) McAfee
11 6 (1.73%) Dell
12 5 (1.44%) Apple
12 5 (1.44%) Ivanti
12 5 (1.44%) Polycom
12 5 (1.44%) Remedy
12 5 (1.44%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.44%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.44%) Splunk
12 5 (1.44%) Yealink