Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 10 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17,406 20,877 23,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.46% 13.54% 14.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.55% 58.89% 56.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14,295 17,106 19,489
England median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
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 29,726 35,452 41,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.98% 22.99% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 23,666 28,796 33,477
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 6,669 £50,000 - 908
South East +1 3,905 £37,500 -6.25% 884
North of England +2 2,350 £35,000 -4.44% 687
Midlands +3 1,690 £37,500 +4.17% 457
South West +1 1,513 £35,000 -6.67% 415
North West +1 1,336 £35,000 -6.67% 397
East of England +2 1,187 £37,500 -2.60% 352
West Midlands +4 1,081 £37,500 +4.17% 277
Yorkshire -1 858 £35,000 - 229
East Midlands +4 607 £36,500 +1.39% 179
North East +10 157 £36,327 +17.18% 61
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 7,659 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 7,635 (43.86%) Microsoft
3 6,550 (37.63%) Windows Server
4 5,436 (31.23%) Office 365
5 4,737 (27.21%) VMware
6 4,602 (26.44%) Azure
7 4,353 (25.01%) Linux
8 3,892 (22.36%) Windows 10
9 3,453 (19.84%) ITIL
10 3,287 (18.88%) SQL
11 2,988 (17.17%) SQL Server
12 2,907 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2,700 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
14 2,669 (15.33%) PowerShell
15 2,657 (15.26%) Windows 7
16 2,606 (14.97%) Finance
17 2,582 (14.83%) AWS
18 2,564 (14.73%) Firewall
19 2,529 (14.53%) DNS
20 2,476 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 2,357 (13.54%) Citrix
22 2,353 (13.52%) Cisco
23 2,324 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
24 2,280 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 2,224 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
26 2,206 (12.67%) Hyper-V
27 2,167 (12.45%) SCCM
28 2,149 (12.35%) MS Exchange
29 2,033 (11.68%) DHCP
30 1,958 (11.25%) C#

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 2,149 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 1,158 (6.65%) SharePoint
3 919 (5.28%) IIS
4 627 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 577 (3.31%) Skype for Business
6 575 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 247 (1.42%) Apache
8 212 (1.22%) Confluence
9 180 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 135 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 129 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 103 (0.59%) WebSphere
13 90 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 89 (0.51%) IBM Notes
15 82 (0.47%) nginx
16 79 (0.45%) JBoss
17 76 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
17 76 (0.44%) WebLogic
18 75 (0.43%) CMS
19 71 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2,700 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
2 394 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 215 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 138 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 77 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 31 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 16 (0.092%) Photoshop
10 12 (0.069%) CATIA
11 11 (0.063%) NUKE
12 10 (0.057%) Maya
13 9 (0.052%) AutoCAD
14 7 (0.040%) Simulink
15 6 (0.034%) CINEMA 4D
15 6 (0.034%) MODO
16 5 (0.029%) S-PLUS
17 4 (0.023%) GNU Octave
17 4 (0.023%) RoboHelp
18 3 (0.017%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 116 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 40 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 33 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 32 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 31 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 25 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 20 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
9 14 (0.080%) Eikon
9 14 (0.080%) Maximo
9 14 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
9 14 (0.080%) Workfront
10 11 (0.063%) Sage 200
11 10 (0.057%) assyst
12 9 (0.052%) Exchequer
12 9 (0.052%) NetSuite
12 9 (0.052%) SAP Business One
12 9 (0.052%) thinkFolio
13 8 (0.046%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 5,436 (31.23%) Office 365
2 4,602 (26.44%) Azure
3 2,582 (14.83%) AWS
4 746 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 521 (2.99%) SaaS
6 520 (2.99%) IaaS
7 481 (2.76%) GCP
8 313 (1.80%) PaaS
9 279 (1.60%) OneDrive
10 248 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
11 203 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 181 (1.04%) Power Platform
13 151 (0.87%) Serverless
14 145 (0.83%) G Suite
15 136 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
16 130 (0.75%) GitHub
17 124 (0.71%) Amazon S3
18 121 (0.70%) Mimecast
19 106 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 99 (0.57%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 2,564 (14.73%) Firewall
2 2,529 (14.53%) DNS
3 2,033 (11.68%) DHCP
4 1,769 (10.16%) TCP/IP
5 1,461 (8.39%) WAN
6 1,441 (8.28%) LAN
7 1,033 (5.93%) VPN
8 976 (5.61%) SAN
9 673 (3.87%) VoIP
10 667 (3.83%) Skype
11 580 (3.33%) VLAN
12 567 (3.26%) Wireless
13 531 (3.05%) Internet
14 450 (2.59%) Network Security
15 362 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
16 330 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
17 323 (1.86%) NAS
18 195 (1.12%) NetScaler
19 190 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
20 189 (1.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,988 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 532 (3.06%) MySQL
3 367 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 268 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 260 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 245 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 241 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 238 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 232 (1.33%) NoSQL
10 196 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
11 157 (0.90%) Power BI
12 156 (0.90%) Big Data
12 156 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 139 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
14 138 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
15 121 (0.70%) RDBMS
16 116 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
17 114 (0.65%) MongoDB
18 102 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 98 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 891 (5.12%) Git (software)
2 626 (3.60%) Jenkins
3 606 (3.48%) JIRA
4 474 (2.72%) Visual Studio
5 412 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 340 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 311 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 248 (1.42%) Selenium
9 236 (1.36%) Subversion
10 163 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 125 (0.72%) MSI
12 123 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
13 117 (0.67%) Cucumber
14 112 (0.64%) Bitbucket
15 108 (0.62%) JMeter
16 84 (0.48%) NUnit
17 80 (0.46%) SpecFlow
18 78 (0.45%) JUnit
19 75 (0.43%) WebDriver
20 73 (0.42%) GitLab
General
1 2,606 (14.97%) Finance
2 639 (3.67%) Retail
3 574 (3.30%) Banking
4 516 (2.96%) Law
5 488 (2.80%) Public Sector
6 437 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 408 (2.34%) Legal
8 274 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 269 (1.55%) Marketing
10 158 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 153 (0.88%) Games
12 147 (0.84%) Electronics
13 132 (0.76%) Back Office
14 117 (0.67%) Advertising
15 104 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 91 (0.52%) Automotive
17 81 (0.47%) Front Office
18 66 (0.38%) Military
19 52 (0.30%) Publishing
20 49 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3,109 (17.86%) Analyst
2 1,979 (11.37%) Support Engineer
3 1,779 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,663 (9.55%) IT Support
5 1,506 (8.65%) Support Analyst
6 1,437 (8.26%) Developer
7 1,170 (6.72%) IT Engineer
8 1,019 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 842 (4.84%) IT Analyst
10 819 (4.71%) Service Analyst
11 773 (4.44%) Administrator
12 763 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
13 732 (4.21%) Consultant
14 700 (4.02%) Architect
15 657 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
16 646 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
17 639 (3.67%) Software Engineer
18 610 (3.50%) Windows Engineer
19 598 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 581 (3.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,754 (10.08%) .NET
2 722 (4.15%) ASP.NET
3 707 (4.06%) Web Services
4 671 (3.85%) HTML
5 536 (3.08%) CSS
6 447 (2.57%) AngularJS
7 395 (2.27%) XML
8 381 (2.19%) .NET Framework
9 380 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 366 (2.10%) Node.js
11 352 (2.02%) WPF
12 296 (1.70%) REST
13 295 (1.69%) jQuery
14 292 (1.68%) WCF
15 284 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 274 (1.57%) JSON
17 263 (1.51%) .NET Core
18 245 (1.41%) React
19 229 (1.32%) WinForms
20 206 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,070 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 995 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 935 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 778 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
5 401 (2.30%) Public Cloud
6 390 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 368 (2.11%) Clustering
8 347 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
9 339 (1.95%) Replication
10 294 (1.69%) User Experience
11 291 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 256 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
13 230 (1.32%) iPhone
14 222 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
15 183 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 166 (0.95%) Blackberry
16 166 (0.95%) Smartphone
17 164 (0.94%) PKI
18 150 (0.86%) Private Cloud
19 145 (0.83%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6,550 (37.63%) Windows Server
2 4,353 (25.01%) Linux
3 3,892 (22.36%) Windows 10
4 2,657 (15.26%) Windows 7
5 2,476 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,783 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,132 (6.50%) Unix
8 681 (3.91%) Android
9 643 (3.69%) Windows 8
10 576 (3.31%) Apple iOS
11 471 (2.71%) Mac OS
12 460 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 290 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 282 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 263 (1.51%) CentOS
16 233 (1.34%) Ubuntu
17 222 (1.28%) Windows XP
18 110 (0.63%) AIX
19 109 (0.63%) Solaris
20 91 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,453 (19.84%) ITIL
2 2,324 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
3 2,280 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2,224 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
5 1,738 (9.99%) DevOps
6 1,055 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 948 (5.45%) Migration
8 885 (5.08%) Mentoring
9 823 (4.73%) Computer Science
10 810 (4.65%) Service Management
11 749 (4.30%) Cybersecurity
12 738 (4.24%) Information Security
13 735 (4.22%) Configuration Management
14 725 (4.17%) Service Delivery
15 698 (4.01%) Project Management
16 686 (3.94%) Test Automation
17 684 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
18 672 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
19 605 (3.48%) Change Management
20 601 (3.45%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3,287 (18.88%) SQL
2 2,669 (15.33%) PowerShell
3 1,958 (11.25%) C#
4 1,518 (8.72%) Python
5 1,037 (5.96%) JavaScript
6 969 (5.57%) Java
7 774 (4.45%) C++
8 679 (3.90%) Bash Shell
9 526 (3.02%) C
10 442 (2.54%) T-SQL
11 370 (2.13%) Ruby
12 273 (1.57%) Perl
13 266 (1.53%) VB
14 253 (1.45%) PHP
15 221 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 163 (0.94%) VB.NET
17 149 (0.86%) VBScript
18 145 (0.83%) PL/SQL
19 115 (0.66%) Go
20 107 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,738 (9.99%) Degree
2 1,642 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 927 (5.33%) MCSE
4 910 (5.23%) Security Cleared
5 875 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
6 725 (4.17%) CCNA
7 686 (3.94%) MCSA
8 462 (2.65%) MCP
9 434 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
10 425 (2.44%) SC Cleared
11 288 (1.65%) CCNP
11 288 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 281 (1.61%) DV Cleared
13 261 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
14 257 (1.48%) CISSP
15 164 (0.94%) A+ Certification
16 154 (0.88%) MCITP
17 137 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
18 134 (0.77%) DBS Check
19 103 (0.59%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,274 (7.32%) SLA
2 499 (2.87%) QA
3 376 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 213 (1.22%) GDPR
5 183 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 96 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 74 (0.43%) COBIT
8 69 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 60 (0.34%) NIST
10 47 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 37 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 34 (0.20%) WAI
13 30 (0.17%) PMO
14 22 (0.13%) DICOM
15 20 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 19 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 16 (0.092%) HIPAA
18 14 (0.080%) ISO 22301
18 14 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 15288
19 13 (0.075%) NCSC
System Software
1 7,659 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 2,907 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,206 (12.67%) Hyper-V
4 894 (5.14%) Docker
5 738 (4.24%) XenApp
6 633 (3.64%) vSphere
7 577 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
8 472 (2.71%) XenDesktop
9 371 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
10 252 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
11 246 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 167 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
13 123 (0.71%) Firmware
14 111 (0.64%) Terminal Services
15 95 (0.55%) BitLocker
16 94 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 76 (0.44%) VirtualBox
18 74 (0.43%) VMware NSX
19 65 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 62 (0.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2,167 (12.45%) SCCM
2 843 (4.84%) Ansible
3 669 (3.84%) Puppet
4 614 (3.53%) Terraform
5 592 (3.40%) Kubernetes
6 512 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 502 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
8 490 (2.82%) SCOM
9 369 (2.12%) WSUS
10 210 (1.21%) Nagios
11 197 (1.13%) Backup Exec
12 152 (0.87%) vCenter Server
13 116 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
14 108 (0.62%) AirWatch
15 99 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 95 (0.55%) Grafana
17 94 (0.54%) SCOrch
17 94 (0.54%) SCVMM
17 94 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
18 93 (0.53%) Packer
Vendors
1 7,635 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 4,737 (27.21%) VMware
3 2,357 (13.54%) Citrix
4 2,353 (13.52%) Cisco
5 916 (5.26%) Oracle
6 864 (4.96%) HP
7 655 (3.76%) Dell
8 575 (3.30%) Apple
9 547 (3.14%) Veeam
10 445 (2.56%) Google
11 418 (2.40%) Red Hat
12 412 (2.37%) ServiceNow
13 410 (2.36%) NetApp
14 336 (1.93%) Splunk
15 309 (1.78%) IBM
16 297 (1.71%) SAP
17 259 (1.49%) Meraki
18 248 (1.42%) Symantec
19 245 (1.41%) EMC
20 240 (1.38%) SolarWinds