Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 23340 25899 32309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 14.50% 15.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.03% 58.51% 59.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19562 22605 28133
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 41653 44268 54388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.68% 24.79% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 33740 37834 46376
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,175 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 9363 £47,500 - 564
South East -3 5218 £37,500 -2.60% 307
North of England -1 3241 £33,000 -5.71% 313
Midlands 0 2045 £34,500 +6.15% 184
East of England +4 1937 £38,500 -3.75% 146
North West -1 1795 £35,000 -6.67% 208
South West -1 1553 £36,500 +12.31% 98
West Midlands 0 1276 £35,000 +9.38% 114
Yorkshire -3 1213 £32,500 -7.14% 85
East Midlands -2 757 £32,500 -7.14% 69
North East +1 232 £32,500 -7.14% 20
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 9609 (41.17%) Microsoft
2 8864 (37.98%) Active Directory
3 8584 (36.78%) Windows Server
4 6408 (27.46%) VMware
5 5977 (25.61%) Linux
6 5361 (22.97%) SQL
7 5103 (21.86%) SQL Server
8 4508 (19.31%) ITIL
9 4503 (19.29%) Finance
10 4102 (17.57%) Office 365
11 3936 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 3885 (16.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3787 (16.23%) Windows 7
14 3701 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 3527 (15.11%) MS Exchange
16 3507 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
17 3503 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
18 3373 (14.45%) Firewall
19 3200 (13.71%) C#
20 3173 (13.59%) Cisco
21 3153 (13.51%) Citrix
22 3052 (13.08%) .NET
23 2992 (12.82%) PowerShell
24 2965 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
25 2914 (12.49%) Degree
26 2807 (12.03%) Windows 10
27 2688 (11.52%) DNS
28 2504 (10.73%) TCP/IP
29 2496 (10.69%) Hyper-V
30 2353 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification

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 3527 (15.11%) MS Exchange
2 1710 (7.33%) IIS
3 1570 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1380 (5.91%) SharePoint
5 965 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 885 (3.79%) Skype for Business
7 691 (2.96%) Apache
8 515 (2.21%) Tomcat
9 406 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 270 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
11 255 (1.09%) JBoss
12 244 (1.05%) Confluence
13 229 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
14 198 (0.85%) WebSphere
15 189 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 174 (0.75%) CMS
17 167 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
18 165 (0.71%) WebLogic
19 162 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
20 152 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3507 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
2 552 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 214 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 134 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 75 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 68 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 22 (0.094%) Acrobat
10 18 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.077%) AutoCAD
11 15 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
12 14 (0.060%) InDesign
13 11 (0.047%) Maya
14 10 (0.043%) Doxygen
15 9 (0.039%) Simulink
16 8 (0.034%) CINEMA 4D
17 6 (0.026%) Houdini
17 6 (0.026%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.026%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 206 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.30%) ION MarketView
3 64 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 62 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 47 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 21 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 21 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
8 20 (0.086%) MetaTrader
9 19 (0.081%) assyst
9 19 (0.081%) Markit EDM
9 19 (0.081%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 18 (0.077%) SAP BPC
10 18 (0.077%) Visualfiles
11 17 (0.073%) SAP ERP
12 15 (0.064%) thinkFolio
12 15 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
13 14 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
14 13 (0.056%) Northgate Housing
15 12 (0.051%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4102 (17.57%) Office 365
2 2965 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2099 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
4 571 (2.45%) IaaS
5 545 (2.34%) SaaS
6 324 (1.39%) PaaS
7 243 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 197 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 191 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 161 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 136 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
12 132 (0.57%) G Suite
13 121 (0.52%) GitHub
14 111 (0.48%) OneDrive
15 96 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
16 83 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 82 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 68 (0.29%) Amazon S3
19 38 (0.16%) Serverless
20 37 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3373 (14.45%) Firewall
2 2688 (11.52%) DNS
3 2504 (10.73%) TCP/IP
4 2043 (8.75%) DHCP
5 1992 (8.53%) SAN
6 1816 (7.78%) WAN
7 1799 (7.71%) LAN
8 1431 (6.13%) VPN
9 852 (3.65%) VoIP
10 818 (3.50%) Internet
11 770 (3.30%) Skype
12 691 (2.96%) VLAN
13 624 (2.67%) Wireless
14 582 (2.49%) Network Security
15 421 (1.80%) NAS
16 368 (1.58%) SSL
17 355 (1.52%) HTTP
18 346 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
19 337 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
20 329 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5103 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 915 (3.92%) MySQL
3 677 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 535 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 465 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 443 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 431 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 411 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 396 (1.70%) NoSQL
10 336 (1.44%) Oracle Database
11 318 (1.36%) MongoDB
12 296 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
13 268 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
14 258 (1.11%) Big Data
15 213 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 211 (0.90%) Hadoop
17 203 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
18 199 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 145 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
20 144 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 989 (4.24%) Git (software)
2 810 (3.47%) JIRA
3 782 (3.35%) Visual Studio
4 665 (2.85%) Jenkins
5 553 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 493 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 488 (2.09%) Subversion
8 431 (1.85%) NUnit
9 357 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 326 (1.40%) Selenium
11 288 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
12 245 (1.05%) Moq
13 238 (1.02%) MSTest
14 227 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 165 (0.71%) JUnit
16 159 (0.68%) Maven
17 151 (0.65%) Hudson
18 145 (0.62%) MSI
19 128 (0.55%) Eclipse
20 110 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 4503 (19.29%) Finance
2 1567 (6.71%) Banking
3 846 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 751 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 660 (2.83%) Retail
6 607 (2.60%) Law
7 605 (2.59%) Legal
8 530 (2.27%) Retail Banking
9 514 (2.20%) Marketing
10 452 (1.94%) Manufacturing
11 331 (1.42%) Back Office
12 286 (1.23%) Advertising
13 274 (1.17%) Games
14 264 (1.13%) Front Office
15 259 (1.11%) Electronics
16 173 (0.74%) Financial Institution
17 165 (0.71%) Publishing
18 138 (0.59%) Automotive
19 94 (0.40%) Military
20 91 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4214 (18.05%) Analyst
2 2951 (12.64%) Developer
3 2857 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 2184 (9.36%) Support Analyst
5 2036 (8.72%) IT Support
6 1967 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1325 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 1303 (5.58%) IT Engineer
9 1149 (4.92%) Desktop Support
10 1119 (4.79%) Administrator
11 1100 (4.71%) .NET Developer
12 1048 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
13 970 (4.16%) Software Engineer
14 958 (4.10%) C# Developer
15 950 (4.07%) Applications Support
16 920 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 910 (3.90%) Service Analyst
18 897 (3.84%) IT Analyst
19 816 (3.50%) IT Support Engineer
20 811 (3.47%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3052 (13.08%) .NET
2 1445 (6.19%) HTML
3 1377 (5.90%) ASP.NET
4 1167 (5.00%) Web Services
5 1048 (4.49%) CSS
6 875 (3.75%) XML
7 697 (2.99%) WPF
8 695 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 694 (2.97%) .NET Framework
10 684 (2.93%) jQuery
11 663 (2.84%) WinForms
12 579 (2.48%) AngularJS
13 538 (2.31%) WCF
14 482 (2.07%) HTML5
15 414 (1.77%) JSON
16 410 (1.76%) SOAP
17 333 (1.43%) Ajax
18 316 (1.35%) Middleware
19 315 (1.35%) REST
20 293 (1.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1691 (7.25%) Computer Science
2 1613 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 1278 (5.48%) Data Centre
4 824 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 626 (2.68%) Clustering
6 560 (2.40%) User Experience
7 555 (2.38%) Driving Licence
8 488 (2.09%) Blackberry
9 432 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 384 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 367 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
12 353 (1.51%) Replication
13 316 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 304 (1.30%) Mobile App
15 298 (1.28%) Algorithms
16 292 (1.25%) Fintech
17 248 (1.06%) iPad
18 242 (1.04%) Public Cloud
19 235 (1.01%) iPhone
20 227 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8584 (36.78%) Windows Server
2 5977 (25.61%) Linux
3 3936 (16.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3787 (16.23%) Windows 7
5 3701 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2807 (12.03%) Windows 10
7 2275 (9.75%) Unix
8 1224 (5.24%) Windows 8
9 1003 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 966 (4.14%) Android
11 837 (3.59%) Apple iOS
12 642 (2.75%) Mac OS X
13 571 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 548 (2.35%) Windows XP
15 427 (1.83%) CentOS
16 343 (1.47%) Solaris
17 341 (1.46%) Mac OS
18 265 (1.14%) Ubuntu
19 141 (0.60%) AIX
20 132 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4508 (19.31%) ITIL
2 3503 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
3 1775 (7.60%) DevOps
4 1682 (7.21%) Software Engineering
5 1255 (5.38%) Scrum
6 1180 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
7 1156 (4.95%) MVC
8 1086 (4.65%) Project Management
9 1054 (4.52%) TDD
10 1008 (4.32%) Service Delivery
11 946 (4.05%) Service Management
12 915 (3.92%) Migration
13 898 (3.85%) Change Management
14 865 (3.71%) Configuration Management
15 857 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
16 856 (3.67%) Test Automation
17 849 (3.64%) Asset Management
18 847 (3.63%) Mentoring
19 845 (3.62%) OO
20 778 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5361 (22.97%) SQL
2 3200 (13.71%) C#
3 2992 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 2072 (8.88%) Java
5 1850 (7.93%) JavaScript
6 1774 (7.60%) Python
7 1541 (6.60%) C++
8 814 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 801 (3.43%) C
10 781 (3.35%) T-SQL
11 649 (2.78%) Perl
12 566 (2.43%) PHP
13 496 (2.13%) Shell Script
14 440 (1.89%) Ruby
15 401 (1.72%) VB
16 372 (1.59%) VB.NET
17 282 (1.21%) VBScript
18 159 (0.68%) PL/SQL
19 151 (0.65%) VBA
20 121 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2914 (12.49%) Degree
2 2353 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1455 (6.23%) MCSE
4 1311 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 1012 (4.34%) CCNA
6 954 (4.09%) Security Cleared
7 850 (3.64%) MCSA
8 759 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 657 (2.81%) MCP
10 563 (2.41%) SC Cleared
11 483 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 482 (2.07%) CISSP
13 396 (1.70%) CCNP
14 392 (1.68%) MCITP
15 369 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
16 343 (1.47%) DV Cleared
17 332 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
18 292 (1.25%) A+ Certification
19 262 (1.12%) CISM
20 243 (1.04%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1440 (6.17%) SLA
2 650 (2.78%) QA
3 633 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 315 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 138 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 120 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 119 (0.51%) GDPR
8 75 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 75 (0.32%) Data Quality
9 72 (0.31%) PMO
10 59 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 57 (0.24%) COBIT
12 50 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 44 (0.19%) NIST 800
14 42 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 40 (0.17%) SEPA
16 37 (0.16%) GCP
17 20 (0.086%) HIPAA
17 20 (0.086%) ISO 22301
18 13 (0.056%) MISRA
System Software
1 8864 (37.98%) Active Directory
2 3885 (16.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2496 (10.69%) Hyper-V
4 965 (4.13%) vSphere
5 956 (4.10%) XenApp
6 862 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
7 594 (2.54%) XenDesktop
8 537 (2.30%) Docker
9 433 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 288 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 261 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 227 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 209 (0.90%) XenServer
14 168 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
15 119 (0.51%) Firmware
16 87 (0.37%) NFS
17 83 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 81 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
19 80 (0.34%) KVM
20 75 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1942 (8.32%) SCCM
2 899 (3.85%) Puppet
3 700 (3.00%) Ansible
4 698 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
5 646 (2.77%) SCOM
6 363 (1.56%) WSUS
7 335 (1.44%) Nagios
8 319 (1.37%) Backup Exec
9 303 (1.30%) vCenter Server
10 210 (0.90%) Terraform
11 196 (0.84%) AirWatch
12 177 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
13 135 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
14 132 (0.57%) Kubernetes
15 116 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 114 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
17 108 (0.46%) NetBackup
18 102 (0.44%) ZABBIX
19 101 (0.43%) Nessus
20 99 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9609 (41.17%) Microsoft
2 6408 (27.46%) VMware
3 3173 (13.59%) Cisco
4 3153 (13.51%) Citrix
5 1560 (6.68%) Oracle
6 1322 (5.66%) HP
7 793 (3.40%) Apple
8 695 (2.98%) Red Hat
9 649 (2.78%) NetApp
10 619 (2.65%) Dell
11 542 (2.32%) Veeam
12 423 (1.81%) IBM
13 409 (1.75%) Google
14 405 (1.74%) Juniper
15 380 (1.63%) Symantec
16 359 (1.54%) SAP
17 330 (1.41%) EMC
18 324 (1.39%) McAfee
19 312 (1.34%) CheckPoint
19 312 (1.34%) ServiceNow