Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 20,467 23,355 26,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.58% 13.82% 14.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.78% 55.99% 58.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16,813 19,599 22,765
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,250
UK median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 34,821 41,716 44,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.11% 24.68% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 28,297 33,808 38,057
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 8,318 £50,000 +5.26% 973
South East 0 4,292 £39,000 +4.00% 660
North of England +2 2,916 £37,500 +15.38% 575
Midlands +2 1,862 £37,500 +7.14% 383
North West +4 1,699 £37,500 +7.14% 305
East of England +2 1,599 £38,358 -0.03% 319
South West +2 1,499 £37,500 +2.74% 309
West Midlands +4 1,167 £37,500 +7.14% 233
Yorkshire +2 1,037 £35,000 +7.69% 225
East Midlands 0 689 £37,500 +15.38% 149
North East -9 180 £35,000 +16.67% 45
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 8,679 (42.40%) Microsoft
2 8,312 (40.61%) Active Directory
3 7,252 (35.43%) Windows Server
4 5,720 (27.95%) Linux
5 5,188 (25.35%) VMware
6 4,757 (23.24%) Office 365
7 4,492 (21.95%) SQL
8 4,091 (19.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 3,790 (18.52%) SQL Server
10 3,728 (18.21%) ITIL
11 3,638 (17.77%) Finance
12 3,415 (16.69%) Windows 10
13 3,161 (15.44%) Windows 7
14 3,112 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
15 3,096 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
16 3,089 (15.09%) PowerShell
17 3,044 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
18 2,943 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
19 2,939 (14.36%) Firewall
20 2,657 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
21 2,653 (12.96%) C#
22 2,644 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
23 2,583 (12.62%) Citrix
24 2,574 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
25 2,528 (12.35%) DNS
26 2,489 (12.16%) MS Exchange
27 2,411 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 2,369 (11.57%) .NET
29 2,236 (10.92%) Cisco
30 2,208 (10.79%) TCP/IP

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 2,489 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 1,287 (6.29%) IIS
3 1,198 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 815 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 641 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 617 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 456 (2.23%) Apache
8 369 (1.80%) Confluence
9 329 (1.61%) Tomcat
10 195 (0.95%) JBoss
11 184 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
12 180 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
12 180 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 175 (0.86%) CMS
14 167 (0.82%) WebLogic
15 119 (0.58%) nginx
16 118 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
17 111 (0.54%) WebSphere
18 100 (0.49%) OpenStack
19 95 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3,096 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 471 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 276 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 164 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 79 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 42 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 28 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 23 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.029%) Simulink
11 6 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.020%) CATIA
13 4 (0.020%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.020%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.020%) Stateflow
13 4 (0.020%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 155 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 44 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 24 (0.12%) Relativity
6 19 (0.093%) Carpe Diem
7 18 (0.088%) Maximo
8 17 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
9 16 (0.078%) Unit4 Business World
10 15 (0.073%) Elite 3E
11 14 (0.068%) Concordance
11 14 (0.068%) NetSuite
12 12 (0.059%) assyst
12 12 (0.059%) Magento
12 12 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
13 11 (0.054%) Infor SunSystems
13 11 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
14 10 (0.049%) Eikon
14 10 (0.049%) Sage 200
14 10 (0.049%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4,757 (23.24%) Office 365
2 4,091 (19.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,657 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
4 579 (2.83%) SaaS
5 507 (2.48%) IaaS
6 487 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 366 (1.79%) PaaS
8 361 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 334 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 258 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
11 248 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
12 226 (1.10%) GitHub
13 223 (1.09%) Mimecast
14 204 (1.00%) Amazon S3
15 168 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 156 (0.76%) G Suite
17 121 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
18 106 (0.52%) OneDrive
19 105 (0.51%) Serverless
20 80 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,939 (14.36%) Firewall
2 2,528 (12.35%) DNS
3 2,208 (10.79%) TCP/IP
4 1,902 (9.29%) DHCP
5 1,606 (7.85%) LAN
6 1,519 (7.42%) WAN
7 1,296 (6.33%) SAN
8 1,197 (5.85%) VPN
9 842 (4.11%) Internet
10 737 (3.60%) VoIP
11 674 (3.29%) Network Security
12 610 (2.98%) Skype
13 607 (2.97%) VLAN
14 531 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
15 515 (2.52%) Wireless
16 327 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
17 297 (1.45%) SSL
18 284 (1.39%) HTTP
19 271 (1.32%) NAS
20 211 (1.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,790 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 772 (3.77%) MySQL
3 443 (2.16%) Relational Database
4 420 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 403 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 360 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 333 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 322 (1.57%) Big Data
9 319 (1.56%) NoSQL
10 316 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
11 297 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 252 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
13 250 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
14 244 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
15 229 (1.12%) MongoDB
16 169 (0.83%) RDBMS
17 162 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
18 139 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
19 132 (0.64%) Hadoop
20 127 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1,222 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 947 (4.63%) Jenkins
3 812 (3.97%) JIRA
4 660 (3.22%) Visual Studio
5 586 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 495 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 488 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 323 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 294 (1.44%) Subversion
10 274 (1.34%) Selenium
11 164 (0.80%) Maven
12 155 (0.76%) Bitbucket
13 134 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 127 (0.62%) Cucumber
15 123 (0.60%) NUnit
16 122 (0.60%) MSI
17 119 (0.58%) Vagrant
18 88 (0.43%) MSBuild
19 83 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
20 80 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,638 (17.77%) Finance
2 1,015 (4.96%) Banking
3 659 (3.22%) Legal
4 647 (3.16%) Retail
5 569 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 556 (2.72%) Law
7 381 (1.86%) Marketing
8 344 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 333 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 283 (1.38%) Games
11 218 (1.07%) Back Office
12 198 (0.97%) Electronics
13 185 (0.90%) Advertising
14 145 (0.71%) Front Office
15 107 (0.52%) Financial Institution
16 102 (0.50%) Aerospace
17 101 (0.49%) French Language
18 98 (0.48%) Automotive
19 88 (0.43%) Publishing
20 83 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,557 (17.38%) Analyst
2 2,617 (12.79%) Support Engineer
3 2,342 (11.44%) Developer
4 1,863 (9.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,767 (8.63%) IT Support
6 1,748 (8.54%) Support Analyst
7 1,206 (5.89%) IT Engineer
8 1,193 (5.83%) Desktop Support
9 1,104 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 979 (4.78%) Administrator
11 893 (4.36%) IT Analyst
12 833 (4.07%) Service Analyst
13 804 (3.93%) .NET Developer
14 769 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
15 758 (3.70%) C# Developer
16 752 (3.67%) IT Support Engineer
17 750 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
18 742 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
19 727 (3.55%) Architect
20 669 (3.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,369 (11.57%) .NET
2 1,143 (5.58%) HTML
3 1,072 (5.24%) Web Services
4 909 (4.44%) ASP.NET
5 857 (4.19%) CSS
6 683 (3.34%) .NET Framework
7 590 (2.88%) AngularJS
8 569 (2.78%) XML
9 466 (2.28%) jQuery
10 450 (2.20%) WPF
11 431 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 424 (2.07%) Node.js
13 403 (1.97%) REST
13 403 (1.97%) WinForms
14 390 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 377 (1.84%) WCF
16 372 (1.82%) JSON
17 352 (1.72%) HTML5
18 309 (1.51%) SOAP
19 298 (1.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,469 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1,213 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 931 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 900 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
5 866 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 448 (2.19%) Fintech
7 426 (2.08%) Clustering
8 394 (1.93%) Driving Licence
9 327 (1.60%) Replication
10 324 (1.58%) Public Cloud
11 317 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 310 (1.51%) User Experience
13 308 (1.50%) Private Cloud
14 280 (1.37%) PKI
15 272 (1.33%) Blackberry
16 268 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
17 257 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
18 246 (1.20%) Fat Client
18 246 (1.20%) Thin Client
19 241 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7,252 (35.43%) Windows Server
2 5,720 (27.95%) Linux
3 3,415 (16.69%) Windows 10
4 3,161 (15.44%) Windows 7
5 2,943 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,644 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,580 (7.72%) Unix
8 809 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 790 (3.86%) Android
10 772 (3.77%) Apple iOS
11 640 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 597 (2.92%) Mac OS X
12 597 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 397 (1.94%) CentOS
14 322 (1.57%) Mac OS
15 304 (1.49%) Windows XP
16 283 (1.38%) Ubuntu
17 192 (0.94%) Solaris
18 175 (0.86%) AIX
19 101 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,728 (18.21%) ITIL
2 3,044 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
3 2,574 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
4 2,411 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,887 (9.22%) DevOps
6 1,132 (5.53%) Software Engineering
7 1,071 (5.23%) Project Management
8 998 (4.88%) Information Security
9 967 (4.72%) Service Management
10 940 (4.59%) Migration
11 938 (4.58%) Mentoring
12 921 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
13 898 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
14 889 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
15 887 (4.33%) MVC
16 838 (4.09%) Test Automation
17 827 (4.04%) Incident Management
18 805 (3.93%) Service Delivery
19 791 (3.86%) Scrum
20 759 (3.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4,492 (21.95%) SQL
2 3,089 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 2,653 (12.96%) C#
4 1,798 (8.78%) Python
5 1,589 (7.76%) Java
6 1,533 (7.49%) JavaScript
7 1,129 (5.52%) C++
8 943 (4.61%) Bash Shell
9 650 (3.18%) C
10 634 (3.10%) T-SQL
11 527 (2.57%) Perl
12 431 (2.11%) Ruby
13 405 (1.98%) PHP
14 318 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 303 (1.48%) VBScript
16 287 (1.40%) VB
17 269 (1.31%) VB.NET
18 163 (0.80%) PL/SQL
19 152 (0.74%) TypeScript
20 146 (0.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,025 (9.89%) Degree
2 1,819 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,132 (5.53%) MCSE
4 962 (4.70%) Security Cleared
5 855 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
6 668 (3.26%) CCNA
7 650 (3.18%) CISSP
7 650 (3.18%) MCSA
8 553 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 535 (2.61%) MCP
10 480 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 440 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 364 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
13 360 (1.76%) DV Cleared
14 262 (1.28%) CCNP
15 247 (1.21%) SANS
16 220 (1.07%) GIAC
17 210 (1.03%) MCITP
18 201 (0.98%) CISM
19 179 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,171 (5.72%) SLA
2 670 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 530 (2.59%) QA
4 442 (2.16%) GDPR
5 298 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 127 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 101 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 85 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 83 (0.41%) PMO
10 60 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 45 (0.22%) COBIT
12 42 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 40 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 31 (0.15%) MiFID
15 25 (0.12%) HIPAA
16 24 (0.12%) HL7
16 24 (0.12%) ISO 22301
17 17 (0.083%) FISMA
17 17 (0.083%) ISO 14001
18 15 (0.073%) WAI
System Software
1 8,312 (40.61%) Active Directory
2 3,112 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,118 (10.35%) Hyper-V
4 861 (4.21%) Docker
5 802 (3.92%) XenApp
6 736 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
7 729 (3.56%) vSphere
8 514 (2.51%) XenDesktop
9 466 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
10 306 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 224 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
12 177 (0.86%) Terminal Services
13 162 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
14 137 (0.67%) XenServer
15 132 (0.64%) Firmware
16 127 (0.62%) BitLocker
17 110 (0.54%) VirtualBox
18 85 (0.42%) NFS
19 82 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 78 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2,136 (10.44%) SCCM
2 1,070 (5.23%) Ansible
3 967 (4.72%) Puppet
4 753 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
5 547 (2.67%) SCOM
6 444 (2.17%) Kubernetes
7 412 (2.01%) Terraform
8 375 (1.83%) WSUS
9 289 (1.41%) Nagios
10 238 (1.16%) vCenter Server
11 233 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
12 231 (1.13%) Backup Exec
13 200 (0.98%) Salt
14 154 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
15 147 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
16 126 (0.62%) AirWatch
16 126 (0.62%) vRealize
17 116 (0.57%) NetBackup
18 113 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
19 104 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8,679 (42.40%) Microsoft
2 5,188 (25.35%) VMware
3 2,583 (12.62%) Citrix
4 2,236 (10.92%) Cisco
5 1,319 (6.44%) Oracle
6 902 (4.41%) HP
7 677 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 673 (3.29%) Apple
9 551 (2.69%) Google
10 522 (2.55%) NetApp
11 508 (2.48%) Veeam
12 501 (2.45%) Dell
13 391 (1.91%) ServiceNow
13 391 (1.91%) Symantec
14 388 (1.90%) IBM
15 384 (1.88%) EMC
16 356 (1.74%) SolarWinds
17 320 (1.56%) Ivanti
18 315 (1.54%) Splunk
19 305 (1.49%) McAfee