Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 21,862 23,315 28,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 13.98% 15.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.53% 56.54% 58.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17,955 19,980 25,366
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 37,998 41,238 49,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.24% 24.72% 25.72%
Number of salaries quoted 30,830 34,167 42,175
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 8,779 £50,000 +5.26% 879
South East -2 4,625 £39,000 +4.00% 535
North of England -1 2,885 £37,000 +5.71% 537
Midlands +1 2,015 £36,000 +2.86% 324
East of England +3 1,861 £39,000 +4.00% 278
South West +3 1,713 £37,500 +7.14% 192
North West -1 1,584 £37,500 +1.35% 294
West Midlands +3 1,227 £36,000 -0.69% 209
Yorkshire -1 1,125 £36,500 +12.31% 200
East Midlands 0 784 £37,500 +7.14% 115
North East -10 176 £32,000 -8.57% 43
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 9,074 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 8,583 (39.26%) Active Directory
3 7,872 (36.01%) Windows Server
4 5,876 (26.88%) Linux
5 5,746 (26.28%) VMware
6 4,870 (22.28%) SQL
7 4,684 (21.43%) Office 365
8 4,395 (20.10%) SQL Server
9 4,037 (18.47%) ITIL
10 4,017 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 3,915 (17.91%) Finance
12 3,408 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3,390 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
14 3,367 (15.40%) Windows 7
15 3,276 (14.98%) Windows 10
16 3,245 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
17 3,222 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
18 3,150 (14.41%) PowerShell
19 3,060 (14.00%) Firewall
20 3,022 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
21 2,970 (13.59%) C#
22 2,838 (12.98%) .NET
23 2,785 (12.74%) Citrix
24 2,734 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
25 2,700 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
26 2,652 (12.13%) DNS
27 2,629 (12.03%) MS Exchange
28 2,480 (11.34%) Hyper-V
29 2,404 (11.00%) Cisco
30 2,323 (10.63%) Degree

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 2,629 (12.03%) MS Exchange
2 1,372 (6.28%) IIS
3 1,151 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1,011 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 810 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 726 (3.32%) Skype for Business
7 538 (2.46%) Apache
8 386 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 345 (1.58%) Confluence
10 253 (1.16%) JBoss
11 229 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 195 (0.89%) WebLogic
13 193 (0.88%) WebSphere
14 176 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
15 174 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 135 (0.62%) OpenStack
17 134 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
18 131 (0.60%) CMS
18 131 (0.60%) nginx
19 121 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3,390 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
2 611 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 290 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 148 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 72 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 57 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 29 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 23 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 22 (0.10%) Camtasia
11 17 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 16 (0.073%) Simulink
13 14 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
14 13 (0.059%) InDesign
14 13 (0.059%) InfoPath
15 12 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
16 9 (0.041%) InVision
16 9 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
16 9 (0.041%) Pixate
16 9 (0.041%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 124 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 91 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 67 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (0.16%) Elite 3E
5 32 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
6 30 (0.14%) Relativity
7 27 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 26 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
9 23 (0.11%) MetaTrader
9 23 (0.11%) Workfront
10 21 (0.096%) assyst
10 21 (0.096%) Concordance
11 17 (0.078%) Documaker
11 17 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
12 16 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
13 14 (0.064%) NetSuite
13 14 (0.064%) Ringtail
14 13 (0.059%) Visualfiles
15 12 (0.055%) Eikon
16 10 (0.046%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4,684 (21.43%) Office 365
2 4,017 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,700 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
4 615 (2.81%) IaaS
5 590 (2.70%) SaaS
6 443 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 378 (1.73%) PaaS
8 307 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 267 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
10 244 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 234 (1.07%) GitHub
12 232 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
13 197 (0.90%) Mimecast
14 177 (0.81%) Amazon S3
15 163 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 155 (0.71%) G Suite
17 140 (0.64%) OneDrive
18 112 (0.51%) Serverless
19 108 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
20 65 (0.30%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 3,060 (14.00%) Firewall
2 2,652 (12.13%) DNS
3 2,216 (10.14%) TCP/IP
4 1,910 (8.74%) DHCP
5 1,714 (7.84%) LAN
6 1,670 (7.64%) WAN
7 1,590 (7.27%) SAN
8 1,325 (6.06%) VPN
9 691 (3.16%) VoIP
10 678 (3.10%) Internet
11 629 (2.88%) Network Security
12 610 (2.79%) Skype
13 557 (2.55%) VLAN
14 542 (2.48%) Wireless
15 383 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
16 365 (1.67%) NAS
17 351 (1.61%) HTTP
18 348 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
19 331 (1.51%) SSL
20 244 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,395 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 761 (3.48%) MySQL
3 502 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 454 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 445 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 408 (1.87%) Oracle Database
7 394 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
8 369 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 354 (1.62%) Big Data
10 344 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 333 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 261 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 257 (1.18%) MongoDB
14 234 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
15 232 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
16 224 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
17 214 (0.98%) RDBMS
18 149 (0.68%) Hadoop
19 147 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
20 140 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1,275 (5.83%) Git (software)
2 958 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 793 (3.63%) JIRA
4 603 (2.76%) Visual Studio
5 593 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 526 (2.41%) TeamCity
7 499 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 377 (1.72%) Subversion
9 348 (1.59%) Selenium
10 317 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 230 (1.05%) NUnit
12 166 (0.76%) Bitbucket
13 161 (0.74%) Cucumber
14 157 (0.72%) Maven
15 137 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
16 123 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
17 122 (0.56%) MSBuild
18 121 (0.55%) Moq
19 114 (0.52%) Vagrant
20 107 (0.49%) MSTest
General
1 3,915 (17.91%) Finance
2 1,037 (4.74%) Banking
3 780 (3.57%) Retail
4 657 (3.01%) Law
5 637 (2.91%) Legal
6 544 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 483 (2.21%) Marketing
8 359 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 310 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 277 (1.27%) Games
11 247 (1.13%) Advertising
12 238 (1.09%) Back Office
13 161 (0.74%) Automotive
14 160 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 142 (0.65%) Electronics
16 127 (0.58%) Front Office
17 115 (0.53%) German Language
18 107 (0.49%) Aerospace
19 100 (0.46%) Publishing
20 99 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,705 (16.95%) Analyst
2 2,678 (12.25%) Support Engineer
3 2,602 (11.90%) Developer
4 1,955 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,874 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 1,767 (8.08%) IT Support
7 1,247 (5.70%) Desktop Support
8 1,197 (5.48%) IT Engineer
9 1,170 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 978 (4.47%) .NET Developer
11 940 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
11 940 (4.30%) Service Analyst
12 923 (4.22%) C# Developer
13 910 (4.16%) Administrator
14 871 (3.98%) Consultant
15 851 (3.89%) Windows Engineer
16 826 (3.78%) IT Analyst
17 790 (3.61%) Architect
18 781 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
19 751 (3.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,838 (12.98%) .NET
2 1,276 (5.84%) HTML
3 1,160 (5.31%) Web Services
4 1,141 (5.22%) ASP.NET
5 840 (3.84%) CSS
6 774 (3.54%) .NET Framework
7 729 (3.33%) XML
8 614 (2.81%) WPF
9 604 (2.76%) AngularJS
10 562 (2.57%) WinForms
11 509 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 504 (2.31%) WCF
13 494 (2.26%) jQuery
14 442 (2.02%) REST
15 427 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
16 392 (1.79%) JSON
17 354 (1.62%) Entity Framework
18 352 (1.61%) HTML5
19 350 (1.60%) Middleware
20 331 (1.51%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,567 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1,353 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 1,141 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 1,006 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
5 820 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 490 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 411 (1.88%) Clustering
8 393 (1.80%) Replication
9 375 (1.72%) Public Cloud
10 373 (1.71%) User Experience
11 351 (1.61%) Blackberry
12 336 (1.54%) Fintech
13 333 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
14 329 (1.50%) Private Cloud
15 309 (1.41%) iPhone
16 285 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
17 272 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
18 257 (1.18%) Hedge funds
19 249 (1.14%) Mobile App
20 220 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7,872 (36.01%) Windows Server
2 5,876 (26.88%) Linux
3 3,367 (15.40%) Windows 7
4 3,276 (14.98%) Windows 10
5 3,245 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 3,022 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,739 (7.95%) Unix
8 838 (3.83%) Android
9 815 (3.73%) Windows 8
10 710 (3.25%) Mac OS X
11 687 (3.14%) Apple iOS
12 609 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 536 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 387 (1.77%) Mac OS
15 360 (1.65%) CentOS
16 359 (1.64%) Windows XP
17 282 (1.29%) Solaris
18 217 (0.99%) Ubuntu
19 183 (0.84%) AIX
20 93 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,037 (18.47%) ITIL
2 3,222 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2,734 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
4 2,252 (10.30%) DevOps
5 1,376 (6.29%) Software Engineering
6 1,158 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
7 1,141 (5.22%) Project Management
8 1,008 (4.61%) Test Automation
9 997 (4.56%) MVC
10 972 (4.45%) Service Management
11 951 (4.35%) TDD
12 937 (4.29%) Configuration Management
13 936 (4.28%) Migration
14 908 (4.15%) Scrum
15 854 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
16 851 (3.89%) Service Delivery
17 764 (3.49%) Cybersecurity
18 758 (3.47%) Mentoring
19 757 (3.46%) Information Security
20 735 (3.36%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4,870 (22.28%) SQL
2 3,150 (14.41%) PowerShell
3 2,970 (13.59%) C#
4 1,787 (8.17%) Python
5 1,749 (8.00%) Java
6 1,642 (7.51%) JavaScript
7 1,130 (5.17%) C++
8 884 (4.04%) Bash Shell
9 834 (3.81%) C
10 731 (3.34%) T-SQL
11 593 (2.71%) Ruby
12 571 (2.61%) Perl
13 422 (1.93%) PHP
14 384 (1.76%) Shell Script
15 380 (1.74%) VB
16 337 (1.54%) VB.NET
17 299 (1.37%) VBScript
18 193 (0.88%) PL/SQL
19 186 (0.85%) VBA
20 90 (0.41%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,323 (10.63%) Degree
2 2,123 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,307 (5.98%) MCSE
4 1,059 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 866 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
6 784 (3.59%) MCSA
7 693 (3.17%) CCNA
8 671 (3.07%) MCP
9 599 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 552 (2.52%) SC Cleared
11 493 (2.26%) CISSP
12 379 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 367 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 361 (1.65%) DV Cleared
15 356 (1.63%) MCITP
16 328 (1.50%) CCNP
17 214 (0.98%) CISM
18 189 (0.86%) MCTS
19 163 (0.75%) SANS
20 159 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,401 (6.41%) SLA
2 591 (2.70%) QA
3 473 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 299 (1.37%) GDPR
5 237 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 97 (0.44%) PMO
7 91 (0.42%) GCP
8 90 (0.41%) Data Quality
9 76 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 68 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
11 64 (0.29%) COBIT
12 52 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 51 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 48 (0.22%) ISO 9001
15 18 (0.082%) PSD2
16 13 (0.059%) GAMP
16 13 (0.059%) MiFID
17 10 (0.046%) FISMA
17 10 (0.046%) ISO 9000
17 10 (0.046%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8,583 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 3,408 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,480 (11.34%) Hyper-V
4 836 (3.82%) XenApp
5 833 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
6 820 (3.75%) vSphere
7 767 (3.51%) Docker
8 540 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 513 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
10 394 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 277 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
12 270 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 189 (0.86%) Firmware
14 166 (0.76%) Terminal Services
15 156 (0.71%) XenServer
16 143 (0.65%) BitLocker
17 120 (0.55%) VirtualBox
18 105 (0.48%) Xen
19 84 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 73 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2,143 (9.80%) SCCM
2 1,123 (5.14%) Puppet
3 983 (4.50%) Ansible
4 799 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
5 536 (2.45%) SCOM
6 404 (1.85%) Terraform
7 341 (1.56%) WSUS
8 289 (1.32%) Kubernetes
8 289 (1.32%) vCenter Server
9 282 (1.29%) Backup Exec
10 258 (1.18%) Nagios
11 236 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
12 168 (0.77%) AirWatch
13 161 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
14 158 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
15 139 (0.64%) SCVMM
16 138 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 134 (0.61%) vRealize
18 129 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
19 128 (0.59%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9,074 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 5,746 (26.28%) VMware
3 2,785 (12.74%) Citrix
4 2,404 (11.00%) Cisco
5 1,491 (6.82%) Oracle
6 1,053 (4.82%) HP
7 819 (3.75%) Apple
8 592 (2.71%) Red Hat
9 562 (2.57%) Google
10 547 (2.50%) Veeam
11 490 (2.24%) NetApp
12 488 (2.23%) Dell
13 435 (1.99%) ServiceNow
14 376 (1.72%) IBM
15 353 (1.61%) EMC
16 348 (1.59%) Symantec
17 338 (1.55%) SolarWinds
18 310 (1.42%) SAP
19 304 (1.39%) Splunk
20 266 (1.22%) Avaya