Period
to 19 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 23313 27782 32845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.02% 14.95% 16.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.15% 58.59% 60.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19808 24447 28398
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,700 £65,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 41522 47421 54544
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.98% 25.52% 26.71%
Number of salaries quoted 34030 40821 46208
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in England

Windows
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Windows in England

Windows
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in England over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows in England

Windows
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 19 August 2017. 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 -1 9483 £47,500 - 486
South East -4 5187 £37,500 -6.25% 309
North of England -2 3257 £35,000 -1.41% 273
Midlands -1 2013 £36,000 +7.46% 168
East of England 0 1865 £39,000 +3.27% 142
North West -1 1809 £35,000 -6.67% 142
South West -3 1571 £36,000 +5.88% 111
Yorkshire -4 1297 £33,500 -4.29% 112
West Midlands 0 1265 £36,500 +12.31% 104
East Midlands -6 764 £35,000 - 64
North East -2 154 £35,000 - 19
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 9530 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 9070 (38.91%) Active Directory
3 8609 (36.93%) Windows Server
4 6402 (27.46%) VMware
5 6143 (26.35%) Linux
6 5581 (23.94%) SQL
7 5319 (22.82%) SQL Server
8 4476 (19.20%) ITIL
9 4373 (18.76%) Finance
10 4061 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 3853 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 3775 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3739 (16.04%) Office 365
14 3737 (16.03%) MS Exchange
15 3666 (15.73%) Windows 7
16 3581 (15.36%) Firewall
17 3494 (14.99%) Microsoft Office
18 3401 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
19 3282 (14.08%) Cisco
20 3247 (13.93%) C#
21 3170 (13.60%) .NET
22 2931 (12.57%) Citrix
23 2906 (12.47%) DNS
24 2903 (12.45%) Degree
25 2898 (12.43%) PowerShell
26 2779 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
27 2579 (11.06%) Hyper-V
28 2554 (10.96%) TCP/IP
29 2391 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
30 2354 (10.10%) Windows 10

Windows
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 3737 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 1819 (7.80%) IIS
3 1619 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1500 (6.43%) SharePoint
5 975 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 859 (3.68%) Skype for Business
7 623 (2.67%) Apache
8 501 (2.15%) Tomcat
9 428 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 272 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
10 272 (1.17%) JBoss
11 251 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 233 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 228 (0.98%) Confluence
14 214 (0.92%) CMS
15 211 (0.91%) WebLogic
16 210 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
17 193 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
18 151 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
19 137 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3494 (14.99%) Microsoft Office
2 567 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 276 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 147 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 76 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 45 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 38 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 36 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 18 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.069%) AutoCAD
10 16 (0.069%) InDesign
11 15 (0.064%) Acrobat
11 15 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
12 11 (0.047%) InfoPath
13 10 (0.043%) Simulink
14 7 (0.030%) Maple
14 7 (0.030%) Maya
15 6 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
15 6 (0.026%) Houdini
15 6 (0.026%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 265 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 59 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 59 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 58 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 42 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 32 (0.14%) Teamcenter
7 26 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 23 (0.099%) assyst
9 21 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 17 (0.073%) Exstream
10 17 (0.073%) SAP BPC
11 16 (0.069%) Magento
12 15 (0.064%) Maximo
13 14 (0.060%) SAP Business One
13 14 (0.060%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.056%) Actimize
14 13 (0.056%) MetaTrader
15 11 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 11 (0.047%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3739 (16.04%) Office 365
2 2779 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2056 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
4 638 (2.74%) IaaS
5 539 (2.31%) SaaS
6 406 (1.74%) PaaS
7 258 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 207 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 162 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 143 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 132 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
12 131 (0.56%) G Suite
13 130 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 128 (0.55%) Mimecast
15 105 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 92 (0.39%) GitHub
17 75 (0.32%) OneDrive
18 67 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 43 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
20 39 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3581 (15.36%) Firewall
2 2906 (12.47%) DNS
3 2554 (10.96%) TCP/IP
4 2192 (9.40%) DHCP
5 2062 (8.84%) SAN
6 1995 (8.56%) LAN
7 1950 (8.36%) WAN
8 1590 (6.82%) VPN
9 898 (3.85%) Internet
10 891 (3.82%) VoIP
11 716 (3.07%) Skype
12 705 (3.02%) VLAN
13 642 (2.75%) Network Security
14 609 (2.61%) Wireless
15 448 (1.92%) NAS
16 401 (1.72%) MPLS
17 367 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
18 358 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
19 350 (1.50%) HTTP
20 323 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5319 (22.82%) SQL Server
2 847 (3.63%) MySQL
3 786 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 632 (2.71%) Relational Database
5 548 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 516 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 472 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 420 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 380 (1.63%) NoSQL
10 352 (1.51%) MongoDB
11 342 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 342 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 273 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
13 253 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 240 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 228 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
16 211 (0.91%) Big Data
17 203 (0.87%) Hadoop
18 170 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
19 165 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1024 (4.39%) Git (software)
2 844 (3.62%) Visual Studio
3 829 (3.56%) JIRA
4 675 (2.90%) Jenkins
5 639 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 556 (2.38%) Subversion
7 450 (1.93%) TeamCity
8 416 (1.78%) NUnit
9 397 (1.70%) Selenium
10 301 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 266 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
12 230 (0.99%) Moq
13 221 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 199 (0.85%) MSTest
15 179 (0.77%) JUnit
16 173 (0.74%) Maven
17 163 (0.70%) Eclipse
18 158 (0.68%) MSI
19 147 (0.63%) Hudson
20 139 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 4373 (18.76%) Finance
2 1377 (5.91%) Banking
3 1008 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 958 (4.11%) Retail
5 646 (2.77%) Legal
6 595 (2.55%) Investment Banking
7 588 (2.52%) Marketing
8 550 (2.36%) Law
9 510 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 392 (1.68%) Retail Banking
11 359 (1.54%) Games
12 350 (1.50%) Electronics
13 336 (1.44%) Back Office
14 291 (1.25%) Advertising
15 252 (1.08%) Front Office
16 175 (0.75%) Publishing
17 154 (0.66%) Financial Institution
18 149 (0.64%) Automotive
19 99 (0.42%) French Language
20 95 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4316 (18.51%) Analyst
2 3062 (13.13%) Developer
3 2788 (11.96%) Support Engineer
4 2229 (9.56%) Support Analyst
5 2037 (8.74%) IT Support
6 1986 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1307 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 1257 (5.39%) IT Engineer
9 1239 (5.31%) Administrator
10 1158 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
11 1119 (4.80%) .NET Developer
12 1043 (4.47%) C# Developer
13 1003 (4.30%) Desktop Support
14 956 (4.10%) Service Analyst
15 948 (4.07%) IT Analyst
16 884 (3.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 878 (3.77%) Applications Support
18 847 (3.63%) Software Engineer
19 818 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
20 817 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3170 (13.60%) .NET
2 1502 (6.44%) ASP.NET
3 1439 (6.17%) HTML
4 1274 (5.46%) Web Services
5 1101 (4.72%) CSS
6 970 (4.16%) XML
7 725 (3.11%) WPF
8 693 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 666 (2.86%) WCF
10 642 (2.75%) .NET Framework
11 617 (2.65%) jQuery
12 600 (2.57%) WinForms
13 591 (2.54%) AngularJS
14 477 (2.05%) SOAP
15 434 (1.86%) HTML5
16 373 (1.60%) JSON
17 352 (1.51%) REST
18 334 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
19 311 (1.33%) Ajax
20 304 (1.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1564 (6.71%) Computer Science
2 1475 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1293 (5.55%) Data Centre
4 799 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 592 (2.54%) Clustering
6 551 (2.36%) User Experience
7 536 (2.30%) Blackberry
8 508 (2.18%) Driving Licence
9 387 (1.66%) iPad
10 361 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 347 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
11 347 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 343 (1.47%) Hedge funds
13 323 (1.39%) Replication
14 303 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 301 (1.29%) Algorithms
16 264 (1.13%) Fintech
17 234 (1.00%) Public Cloud
18 222 (0.95%) iPhone
19 208 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8609 (36.93%) Windows Server
2 6143 (26.35%) Linux
3 4061 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 3853 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3666 (15.73%) Windows 7
6 2354 (10.10%) Windows 10
7 2336 (10.02%) Unix
8 1196 (5.13%) Android
9 1189 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 1133 (4.86%) Windows 8
11 968 (4.15%) Apple iOS
12 684 (2.93%) Mac OS X
13 675 (2.90%) Windows XP
14 604 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 415 (1.78%) CentOS
15 415 (1.78%) Mac OS
16 402 (1.72%) Solaris
17 230 (0.99%) Ubuntu
18 170 (0.73%) AIX
19 164 (0.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4476 (19.20%) ITIL
2 3401 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
3 1658 (7.11%) DevOps
4 1608 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 1304 (5.59%) Scrum
6 1162 (4.98%) MVC
7 1144 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
8 1081 (4.64%) Project Management
9 1000 (4.29%) TDD
10 927 (3.98%) Mentoring
11 909 (3.90%) OO
12 898 (3.85%) Service Management
13 896 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 895 (3.84%) Test Automation
15 886 (3.80%) Service Delivery
16 880 (3.77%) Migration
17 850 (3.65%) SDLC
18 832 (3.57%) Change Management
19 765 (3.28%) Configuration Management
20 732 (3.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5581 (23.94%) SQL
2 3247 (13.93%) C#
3 2898 (12.43%) PowerShell
4 2312 (9.92%) Java
5 1803 (7.73%) Python
6 1787 (7.67%) JavaScript
7 1673 (7.18%) C++
8 971 (4.17%) C
9 834 (3.58%) T-SQL
10 801 (3.44%) Bash Shell
11 709 (3.04%) Perl
12 540 (2.32%) PHP
13 529 (2.27%) Ruby
14 492 (2.11%) Shell Script
15 467 (2.00%) VB
16 377 (1.62%) VB.NET
17 288 (1.24%) VBScript
18 180 (0.77%) VBA
19 179 (0.77%) PL/SQL
20 154 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2903 (12.45%) Degree
2 2391 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1485 (6.37%) MCSE
4 1284 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1012 (4.34%) CCNA
6 988 (4.24%) Security Cleared
7 872 (3.74%) MCSA
8 758 (3.25%) MCP
9 654 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 596 (2.56%) SC Cleared
11 512 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 465 (1.99%) CCNP
13 456 (1.96%) CISSP
14 427 (1.83%) MCITP
15 376 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
16 347 (1.49%) DV Cleared
17 243 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
18 237 (1.02%) CISM
19 226 (0.97%) ISEB
20 221 (0.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1467 (6.29%) SLA
2 745 (3.20%) QA
3 562 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 335 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 105 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 105 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 83 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 76 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 66 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 65 (0.28%) GDPR
10 64 (0.27%) Data Quality
11 44 (0.19%) PMO
12 39 (0.17%) COBIT
12 39 (0.17%) SEPA
13 31 (0.13%) NIST 800
14 30 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 23 (0.099%) GCP
16 22 (0.094%) HL7
17 14 (0.060%) ISO 22301
17 14 (0.060%) WCAG
System Software
1 9070 (38.91%) Active Directory
2 3775 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2579 (11.06%) Hyper-V
4 1041 (4.47%) vSphere
5 914 (3.92%) XenApp
6 793 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
7 546 (2.34%) Docker
8 509 (2.18%) XenDesktop
9 467 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
10 267 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 233 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
12 203 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 171 (0.73%) XenServer
14 132 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
15 115 (0.49%) Firmware
16 105 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
17 97 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 95 (0.41%) KVM
19 88 (0.38%) NFS
20 81 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1934 (8.30%) SCCM
2 915 (3.92%) Puppet
3 754 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 665 (2.85%) Ansible
5 645 (2.77%) SCOM
6 414 (1.78%) Backup Exec
7 385 (1.65%) WSUS
8 335 (1.44%) Nagios
9 256 (1.10%) vCenter Server
10 192 (0.82%) AirWatch
11 176 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
12 172 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
13 149 (0.64%) Kubernetes
14 135 (0.58%) Terraform
15 114 (0.49%) NetBackup
16 110 (0.47%) Opsview
17 107 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
18 102 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
19 101 (0.43%) Nessus
20 98 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9530 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 6402 (27.46%) VMware
3 3282 (14.08%) Cisco
4 2931 (12.57%) Citrix
5 1661 (7.12%) Oracle
6 1485 (6.37%) HP
7 787 (3.38%) Red Hat
8 754 (3.23%) Apple
9 743 (3.19%) NetApp
10 608 (2.61%) Dell
11 524 (2.25%) Veeam
12 503 (2.16%) Juniper
13 464 (1.99%) IBM
14 449 (1.93%) CheckPoint
15 428 (1.84%) Google
16 423 (1.81%) SAP
17 391 (1.68%) Symantec
18 345 (1.48%) Splunk
19 337 (1.45%) EMC
20 328 (1.41%) F5