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

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 22,801 23,128 30,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.78% 14.03% 15.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.54% 57.91% 59.70%
Number of salaries quoted 19,175 20,053 26,988
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +3.90%

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 40,328 39,940 51,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.38% 24.22% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33,347 33,817 44,205
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,211
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.67% +1.67%

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 February 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 February 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 0 8,717 £50,000 +8.93% 978
South East -3 5,181 £37,500 - 720
North of England -2 3,181 £35,000 +2.94% 689
Midlands 0 2,149 £35,000 +1.45% 508
East of England +2 1,935 £37,500 -6.25% 405
North West 0 1,812 £37,000 +5.71% 373
South West +4 1,614 £36,500 +10.61% 297
West Midlands +1 1,365 £35,000 +2.19% 282
Yorkshire -2 1,124 £35,000 +7.69% 257
East Midlands -1 771 £35,000 - 225
North East -3 246 £30,000 +2.56% 59
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 9,616 (42.17%) Microsoft
2 8,552 (37.51%) Active Directory
3 8,425 (36.95%) Windows Server
4 6,273 (27.51%) VMware
5 5,836 (25.60%) Linux
6 4,964 (21.77%) SQL
7 4,764 (20.89%) SQL Server
8 4,462 (19.57%) ITIL
9 4,288 (18.81%) Office 365
10 4,116 (18.05%) Finance
11 3,806 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3,776 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 3,592 (15.75%) Windows 7
14 3,539 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
15 3,453 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 3,421 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
17 3,359 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 3,131 (13.73%) Firewall
19 3,103 (13.61%) C#
20 3,096 (13.58%) Citrix
21 2,935 (12.87%) Windows 10
22 2,932 (12.86%) .NET
23 2,931 (12.85%) Cisco
24 2,920 (12.81%) PowerShell
25 2,913 (12.78%) MS Exchange
26 2,631 (11.54%) Degree
27 2,575 (11.29%) Hyper-V
28 2,562 (11.24%) DNS
29 2,243 (9.84%) TCP/IP
30 2,217 (9.72%) 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 2,913 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 1,475 (6.47%) IIS
3 1,236 (5.42%) SharePoint
4 1,215 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 863 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 779 (3.42%) Skype for Business
7 627 (2.75%) Apache
8 450 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 353 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 242 (1.06%) Confluence
11 220 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 216 (0.95%) JBoss
13 213 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
14 196 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 172 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
16 163 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
17 157 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
18 142 (0.62%) OpenStack
19 138 (0.61%) WebLogic
20 125 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 3,421 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 477 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 206 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 119 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 88 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 53 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 30 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 28 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 28 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.070%) AutoCAD
10 14 (0.061%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.039%) Doxygen
12 7 (0.031%) Maya
13 6 (0.026%) CATIA
13 6 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
14 5 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
14 5 (0.022%) CINEMA 4D
14 5 (0.022%) Weka
Business Applications
1 156 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (0.35%) Elite 3E
3 79 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 59 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 35 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 33 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
7 24 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 23 (0.10%) MetaTrader
9 22 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
9 22 (0.096%) NetSuite
9 22 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
10 19 (0.083%) Visualfiles
11 17 (0.075%) Hyperion Planning
12 16 (0.070%) Unit4 Business World
13 14 (0.061%) Eikon
13 14 (0.061%) Markit EDM
14 13 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 12 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
15 12 (0.053%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 12 (0.053%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4,288 (18.81%) Office 365
2 3,359 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,117 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
4 618 (2.71%) SaaS
5 517 (2.27%) IaaS
6 359 (1.57%) PaaS
7 318 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 260 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 173 (0.76%) Mimecast
10 162 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 152 (0.67%) GitHub
12 136 (0.60%) OneDrive
13 127 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
14 119 (0.52%) G Suite
15 97 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
16 77 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 62 (0.27%) Amazon S3
18 59 (0.26%) Serverless
19 42 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 36 (0.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3,131 (13.73%) Firewall
2 2,562 (11.24%) DNS
3 2,243 (9.84%) TCP/IP
4 1,956 (8.58%) DHCP
5 1,801 (7.90%) WAN
6 1,760 (7.72%) LAN
7 1,684 (7.39%) SAN
8 1,250 (5.48%) VPN
9 818 (3.59%) VoIP
10 699 (3.07%) Internet
11 668 (2.93%) Skype
12 655 (2.87%) VLAN
13 636 (2.79%) Network Security
14 625 (2.74%) Wireless
15 380 (1.67%) NAS
16 363 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
17 348 (1.53%) HTTP
18 319 (1.40%) SSL
19 318 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
20 261 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,764 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 849 (3.72%) MySQL
3 553 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 448 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 440 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 437 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 421 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 398 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 394 (1.73%) NoSQL
10 369 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 337 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 279 (1.22%) MongoDB
13 253 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
14 236 (1.04%) Big Data
15 195 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
16 185 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
17 172 (0.75%) RDBMS
18 158 (0.69%) Hadoop
19 153 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 137 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1,016 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 732 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 723 (3.17%) JIRA
4 620 (2.72%) Visual Studio
5 552 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 446 (1.96%) NUnit
7 430 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 421 (1.85%) Subversion
9 347 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 335 (1.47%) Selenium
11 317 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
12 284 (1.25%) Moq
13 276 (1.21%) MSTest
14 204 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 165 (0.72%) MSI
16 135 (0.59%) Maven
17 125 (0.55%) Bitbucket
18 123 (0.54%) Cucumber
19 121 (0.53%) MSBuild
20 118 (0.52%) JUnit
General
1 4,116 (18.05%) Finance
2 1,166 (5.11%) Banking
3 761 (3.34%) Retail
4 718 (3.15%) Law
5 670 (2.94%) Legal
6 595 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 438 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 418 (1.83%) Marketing
9 302 (1.32%) Advertising
10 282 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 277 (1.21%) Back Office
12 234 (1.03%) Games
13 210 (0.92%) Front Office
14 201 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 183 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 123 (0.54%) Automotive
17 122 (0.54%) Electronics
18 117 (0.51%) Publishing
19 113 (0.50%) Billing
20 105 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,879 (17.01%) Analyst
2 2,858 (12.53%) Support Engineer
3 2,703 (11.85%) Developer
4 1,997 (8.76%) Support Analyst
5 1,952 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1,848 (8.10%) IT Support
7 1,354 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 1,242 (5.45%) IT Engineer
9 1,212 (5.32%) Desktop Support
10 1,086 (4.76%) .NET Developer
11 1,044 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
12 1,003 (4.40%) Administrator
13 934 (4.10%) Consultant
14 923 (4.05%) Software Engineer
15 914 (4.01%) Service Analyst
16 911 (4.00%) C# Developer
17 861 (3.78%) Applications Support
18 855 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 847 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
20 841 (3.69%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,932 (12.86%) .NET
2 1,355 (5.94%) HTML
3 1,274 (5.59%) ASP.NET
4 1,092 (4.79%) Web Services
5 974 (4.27%) CSS
6 770 (3.38%) XML
7 755 (3.31%) WPF
8 739 (3.24%) .NET Framework
9 686 (3.01%) WinForms
10 654 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 622 (2.73%) jQuery
12 571 (2.50%) AngularJS
13 548 (2.40%) WCF
14 390 (1.71%) HTML5
15 374 (1.64%) REST
16 373 (1.64%) JSON
17 321 (1.41%) SOAP
18 314 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
19 303 (1.33%) Middleware
20 300 (1.32%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,539 (6.75%) Computer Science
2 1,529 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1,245 (5.46%) Data Centre
4 872 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 583 (2.56%) Clustering
6 525 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 423 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 415 (1.82%) User Experience
9 401 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
10 396 (1.74%) Blackberry
11 365 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 351 (1.54%) Replication
13 309 (1.36%) Public Cloud
14 297 (1.30%) Fintech
15 292 (1.28%) iPhone
16 284 (1.25%) Mobile App
17 255 (1.12%) Private Cloud
18 246 (1.08%) Hedge funds
19 238 (1.04%) Fat Client
19 238 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8,425 (36.95%) Windows Server
2 5,836 (25.60%) Linux
3 3,776 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 3,592 (15.75%) Windows 7
5 3,453 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2,935 (12.87%) Windows 10
7 2,036 (8.93%) Unix
8 1,069 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 844 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 809 (3.55%) Android
11 698 (3.06%) Apple iOS
12 580 (2.54%) Mac OS X
13 487 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 418 (1.83%) Windows XP
15 400 (1.75%) CentOS
16 342 (1.50%) Mac OS
17 299 (1.31%) Solaris
18 232 (1.02%) Ubuntu
19 171 (0.75%) AIX
20 114 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,462 (19.57%) ITIL
2 3,539 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1,939 (8.50%) DevOps
4 1,631 (7.15%) Software Engineering
5 1,228 (5.39%) Scrum
6 1,219 (5.35%) TDD
7 1,208 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
8 1,070 (4.69%) MVC
9 1,050 (4.61%) Service Delivery
10 986 (4.32%) Service Management
11 979 (4.29%) Configuration Management
12 977 (4.28%) Test Automation
13 965 (4.23%) Project Management
14 943 (4.14%) Migration
15 838 (3.68%) OO
16 792 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
17 791 (3.47%) Mentoring
18 764 (3.35%) Change Management
19 763 (3.35%) Incident Management
20 701 (3.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4,964 (21.77%) SQL
2 3,103 (13.61%) C#
3 2,920 (12.81%) PowerShell
4 1,779 (7.80%) JavaScript
5 1,758 (7.71%) Java
6 1,724 (7.56%) Python
7 1,365 (5.99%) C++
8 809 (3.55%) Bash Shell
9 737 (3.23%) C
10 706 (3.10%) T-SQL
11 591 (2.59%) Perl
12 550 (2.41%) PHP
13 470 (2.06%) Ruby
14 410 (1.80%) Shell Script
15 392 (1.72%) VB
16 360 (1.58%) VB.NET
17 262 (1.15%) VBScript
18 154 (0.68%) PL/SQL
19 126 (0.55%) VBA
20 75 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,631 (11.54%) Degree
2 2,217 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,288 (5.65%) MCSE
4 1,138 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
5 1,014 (4.45%) Security Cleared
6 840 (3.68%) CCNA
7 814 (3.57%) MCSA
8 707 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 586 (2.57%) SC Cleared
10 535 (2.35%) MCP
11 460 (2.02%) CISSP
12 393 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 392 (1.72%) MCITP
14 377 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
15 356 (1.56%) CCNP
16 332 (1.46%) DV Cleared
17 252 (1.11%) A+ Certification
18 244 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
19 241 (1.06%) CISM
20 213 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,517 (6.65%) SLA
2 643 (2.82%) QA
3 559 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 273 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 168 (0.74%) GDPR
6 113 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 96 (0.42%) PMO
8 94 (0.41%) COBIT
9 81 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 78 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 76 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 66 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
13 41 (0.18%) GCP
14 32 (0.14%) HIPAA
15 30 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 27 (0.12%) NIST 800
17 26 (0.11%) SEPA
18 20 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 19 (0.083%) MiFID
20 13 (0.057%) GAMP
System Software
1 8,552 (37.51%) Active Directory
2 3,806 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,575 (11.29%) Hyper-V
4 891 (3.91%) XenApp
5 878 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 875 (3.84%) vSphere
7 556 (2.44%) Docker
8 551 (2.42%) XenDesktop
9 402 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 400 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
11 232 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
12 208 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
13 190 (0.83%) Terminal Services
14 182 (0.80%) XenServer
15 119 (0.52%) Xen
16 109 (0.48%) BitLocker
17 104 (0.46%) Firmware
18 102 (0.45%) VirtualBox
19 90 (0.39%) VMware NSX
20 82 (0.36%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2,056 (9.02%) SCCM
2 963 (4.22%) Puppet
3 776 (3.40%) Ansible
4 710 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
5 658 (2.89%) SCOM
6 362 (1.59%) vCenter Server
7 283 (1.24%) Backup Exec
8 278 (1.22%) WSUS
9 261 (1.14%) Nagios
10 239 (1.05%) Terraform
11 194 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 154 (0.68%) SCOrch
13 141 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
14 140 (0.61%) SCVMM
15 139 (0.61%) AirWatch
16 125 (0.55%) Kubernetes
17 121 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
18 107 (0.47%) Nessus
19 103 (0.45%) NetBackup
20 100 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9,616 (42.17%) Microsoft
2 6,273 (27.51%) VMware
3 3,096 (13.58%) Citrix
4 2,931 (12.85%) Cisco
5 1,404 (6.16%) Oracle
6 1,291 (5.66%) HP
7 857 (3.76%) Apple
8 611 (2.68%) Red Hat
9 597 (2.62%) NetApp
10 568 (2.49%) Dell
11 488 (2.14%) Veeam
12 448 (1.96%) Google
13 352 (1.54%) IBM
14 325 (1.43%) Symantec
15 323 (1.42%) Juniper
16 314 (1.38%) Sophos
17 287 (1.26%) ServiceNow
18 285 (1.25%) EMC
19 278 (1.22%) Avaya
20 266 (1.17%) Ivanti