Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8,719 17,988 22,223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 12.42% 13.21% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.26% 57.44% 57.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7,670 15,318 18,760
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 14,966 31,317 38,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.32% 23.01% 23.27%
Number of salaries quoted 12,270 24,961 31,495
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,025 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% - +4.44%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in England

Windows
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in England.

Salary trend for Windows in England

Windows
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in England over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 2020. 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 -2 3,205 £55,000 +5.77% 220
South East -2 1,851 £40,000 - 167
North of England 0 1,287 £41,000 +13.89% 189
Midlands +3 998 £42,500 +13.33% 89
South West +1 741 £35,000 -6.67% 135
West Midlands +2 701 £45,000 +20.00% 61
North West -3 666 £42,500 +18.06% 105
East of England -1 627 £42,500 +13.33% 82
Yorkshire +1 492 £42,000 +16.67% 69
East Midlands -1 291 £40,000 +11.11% 28
North East +4 129 £33,000 -7.04% 15
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 3,858 (44.25%) Microsoft
2 3,711 (42.56%) Active Directory
3 3,316 (38.03%) Windows Server
4 2,945 (33.78%) Office 365
5 2,777 (31.85%) Azure
6 2,568 (29.45%) VMware
7 2,308 (26.47%) Linux
8 1,848 (21.20%) Windows 10
9 1,693 (19.42%) SQL
10 1,628 (18.67%) PowerShell
11 1,608 (18.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1,455 (16.69%) ITIL
13 1,442 (16.54%) SQL Server
14 1,403 (16.09%) Finance
15 1,373 (15.75%) Firewall
16 1,320 (15.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,236 (14.18%) AWS
18 1,173 (13.45%) DNS
19 1,139 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
20 1,091 (12.51%) Windows Server 2012
21 1,089 (12.49%) Hyper-V
22 1,088 (12.48%) SCCM
22 1,088 (12.48%) Cisco
23 1,083 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
24 1,068 (12.25%) Citrix
25 1,021 (11.71%) Microsoft Office
26 955 (10.95%) C#
27 952 (10.92%) DevOps
28 926 (10.62%) Windows Server 2016
29 921 (10.56%) Python

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
1 881 (10.10%) MS Exchange
2 646 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 451 (5.17%) IIS
4 290 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 275 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 200 (2.29%) Skype for Business
7 129 (1.48%) Confluence
8 97 (1.11%) Apache
9 83 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 60 (0.69%) WebSphere
11 57 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 37 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 35 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 34 (0.39%) nginx
15 31 (0.36%) CMS
16 30 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
16 30 (0.34%) WebLogic
17 28 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
18 20 (0.23%) Apache Spark
19 17 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,021 (11.71%) Microsoft Office
2 208 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 119 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.080%) Gliffy
8 7 (0.080%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.046%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.046%) InVision
9 4 (0.046%) Simulink
9 4 (0.046%) UXPin
9 4 (0.046%) Windchill
9 4 (0.046%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.034%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.034%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 59 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 17 (0.19%) Salerio
5 14 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.14%) Sentinel
7 11 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.092%) Markit EDM
10 8 (0.092%) Maximo
11 7 (0.080%) Carpe Diem
12 6 (0.069%) Sage X3
13 5 (0.057%) Magento
13 5 (0.057%) OpenCart
14 4 (0.046%) FastStats
14 4 (0.046%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,945 (33.78%) Office 365
2 2,777 (31.85%) Azure
3 1,236 (14.18%) AWS
4 458 (5.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 353 (4.05%) SaaS
6 337 (3.87%) IaaS
7 297 (3.41%) PaaS
8 229 (2.63%) GCP
9 140 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
10 138 (1.58%) OneDrive
11 137 (1.57%) Power Platform
12 115 (1.32%) Mimecast
13 91 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
14 86 (0.99%) GitHub
15 72 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
16 63 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
17 62 (0.71%) Serverless
18 61 (0.70%) G Suite
19 60 (0.69%) Amazon S3
20 57 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,373 (15.75%) Firewall
2 1,173 (13.45%) DNS
3 899 (10.31%) TCP/IP
4 882 (10.12%) DHCP
5 731 (8.38%) LAN
6 670 (7.68%) WAN
7 553 (6.34%) VPN
8 505 (5.79%) SAN
9 341 (3.91%) VoIP
10 321 (3.68%) Internet
11 283 (3.25%) Wireless
12 258 (2.96%) Skype
13 241 (2.76%) Network Security
14 222 (2.55%) VLAN
15 214 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
16 144 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
17 137 (1.57%) NetScaler
18 111 (1.27%) iSCSI
19 104 (1.19%) NAS
20 94 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,442 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 207 (2.37%) MySQL
3 150 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 142 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 139 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 137 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 125 (1.43%) Power BI
8 114 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 112 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 109 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
11 107 (1.23%) NoSQL
12 106 (1.22%) Big Data
13 105 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
14 77 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
15 76 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
16 71 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 70 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
18 63 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
19 50 (0.57%) Redis
20 45 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 353 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 329 (3.77%) JIRA
3 282 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 189 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 117 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 108 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 100 (1.15%) Subversion
8 91 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
9 83 (0.95%) Selenium
10 82 (0.94%) Bitbucket
11 42 (0.48%) GitLab
11 42 (0.48%) MSI
12 38 (0.44%) NUnit
13 35 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
14 33 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 32 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
16 31 (0.36%) JUnit
16 31 (0.36%) Maven
16 31 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
17 28 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,403 (16.09%) Finance
2 277 (3.18%) Law
3 267 (3.06%) Retail
4 252 (2.89%) Legal
5 230 (2.64%) Banking
6 199 (2.28%) Public Sector
7 195 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 112 (1.28%) Games
9 107 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 84 (0.96%) Back Office
11 81 (0.93%) Marketing
12 71 (0.81%) Advertising
13 68 (0.78%) Local Government
14 63 (0.72%) Aerospace
15 56 (0.64%) Front Office
16 48 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 45 (0.52%) Electronics
18 42 (0.48%) Investment Banking
19 41 (0.47%) Automotive
20 38 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,298 (14.89%) Analyst
2 1,023 (11.73%) Support Engineer
3 1,014 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 771 (8.84%) IT Support
5 743 (8.52%) Developer
6 660 (7.57%) IT Engineer
7 597 (6.85%) Support Analyst
8 382 (4.38%) Administrator
9 381 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 332 (3.81%) IT Support Engineer
11 324 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 321 (3.68%) Software Engineer
13 318 (3.65%) Architect
14 313 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
15 312 (3.58%) Windows Engineer
16 311 (3.57%) Consultant
17 299 (3.43%) IT Analyst
18 276 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
19 272 (3.12%) Applications Support
20 271 (3.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 894 (10.25%) .NET
2 374 (4.29%) HTML
3 307 (3.52%) ASP.NET
4 288 (3.30%) Web Services
5 284 (3.26%) CSS
6 227 (2.60%) .NET Framework
7 213 (2.44%) AngularJS
8 198 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 196 (2.25%) Node.js
10 189 (2.17%) .NET Core
11 179 (2.05%) REST
12 149 (1.71%) XML
13 137 (1.57%) React
14 125 (1.43%) WPF
15 124 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
16 123 (1.41%) jQuery
17 118 (1.35%) WinForms
18 105 (1.20%) HTML5
19 98 (1.12%) WCF
20 97 (1.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 610 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 569 (6.53%) Data Centre
3 370 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 340 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 227 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 181 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 165 (1.89%) User Experience
8 157 (1.80%) Clustering
9 140 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
10 126 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
11 118 (1.35%) Replication
12 105 (1.20%) Private Cloud
13 103 (1.18%) Algorithms
14 101 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 93 (1.07%) iPhone
16 82 (0.94%) PKI
17 81 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
17 81 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
18 79 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
19 68 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3,316 (38.03%) Windows Server
2 2,308 (26.47%) Linux
3 1,848 (21.20%) Windows 10
4 1,091 (12.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 926 (10.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 840 (9.63%) Windows 7
7 641 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 493 (5.65%) Unix
9 296 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 268 (3.07%) Android
11 257 (2.95%) Apple iOS
12 206 (2.36%) Windows 8
13 175 (2.01%) Mac OS
14 167 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 142 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 135 (1.55%) CentOS
17 128 (1.47%) Ubuntu
18 124 (1.42%) Mac OS X
19 96 (1.10%) Windows XP
20 87 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,455 (16.69%) ITIL
2 1,320 (15.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,139 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
4 1,083 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
5 952 (10.92%) DevOps
6 559 (6.41%) Software Engineering
7 479 (5.49%) Migration
8 412 (4.73%) Information Security
9 400 (4.59%) Project Management
10 393 (4.51%) Change Management
10 393 (4.51%) Computer Science
11 392 (4.50%) Cybersecurity
12 368 (4.22%) Mentoring
13 362 (4.15%) Project Delivery
14 334 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
15 332 (3.81%) Incident Management
16 328 (3.76%) Test Automation
17 324 (3.72%) Scrum
17 324 (3.72%) Service Management
18 302 (3.46%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,693 (19.42%) SQL
2 1,628 (18.67%) PowerShell
3 955 (10.95%) C#
4 921 (10.56%) Python
5 608 (6.97%) JavaScript
6 509 (5.84%) Java
7 423 (4.85%) Bash Shell
8 407 (4.67%) C++
9 258 (2.96%) C
10 245 (2.81%) T-SQL
11 144 (1.65%) Ruby
12 142 (1.63%) Perl
13 123 (1.41%) VBScript
14 108 (1.24%) PL/SQL
15 105 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 103 (1.18%) TypeScript
17 99 (1.14%) PHP
18 89 (1.02%) VB
19 82 (0.94%) Go
20 81 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 817 (9.37%) Degree
2 733 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 518 (5.94%) Security Cleared
4 416 (4.77%) MCSE
5 327 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 319 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
7 307 (3.52%) MCSA
8 257 (2.95%) CCNA
9 212 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
10 200 (2.29%) MCP
11 171 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
12 159 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 133 (1.53%) DV Cleared
14 118 (1.35%) CCNP
14 118 (1.35%) CISSP
15 84 (0.96%) MCITP
16 67 (0.77%) CISM
17 55 (0.63%) A+ Certification
18 49 (0.56%) DBS Check
19 39 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 628 (7.20%) SLA
2 232 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 207 (2.37%) GDPR
4 189 (2.17%) QA
5 66 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 51 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 36 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 34 (0.39%) NIST
9 31 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 30 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 24 (0.28%) BS25999
12 15 (0.17%) COBIT
13 11 (0.13%) DICOM
13 11 (0.13%) NCSC
14 7 (0.080%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.057%) AICPA
15 5 (0.057%) HL7
16 3 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.034%) GxP
17 2 (0.023%) PMO
System Software
1 3,711 (42.56%) Active Directory
2 1,608 (18.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,089 (12.49%) Hyper-V
4 444 (5.09%) Docker
5 371 (4.26%) XenApp
6 346 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 327 (3.75%) vSphere
8 278 (3.19%) XenDesktop
9 173 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
10 113 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
11 103 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 73 (0.84%) Firmware
13 65 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
14 57 (0.65%) BitLocker
15 50 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 46 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
17 44 (0.50%) NFS
18 40 (0.46%) Terminal Server
19 39 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 36 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,088 (12.48%) SCCM
2 427 (4.90%) Ansible
3 372 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 340 (3.90%) Terraform
5 320 (3.67%) Kubernetes
6 286 (3.28%) Puppet
7 242 (2.78%) SCOM
8 205 (2.35%) WSUS
9 194 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
10 107 (1.23%) vCenter Server
11 102 (1.17%) Backup Exec
12 89 (1.02%) Nagios
13 79 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
14 76 (0.87%) SCVMM
15 75 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
16 52 (0.60%) NetBackup
17 50 (0.57%) Grafana
18 44 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
19 40 (0.46%) Tivoli
20 38 (0.44%) Packer
Vendors
1 3,858 (44.25%) Microsoft
2 2,568 (29.45%) VMware
3 1,088 (12.48%) Cisco
4 1,068 (12.25%) Citrix
5 513 (5.88%) HP
6 458 (5.25%) Oracle
7 307 (3.52%) Dell
8 253 (2.90%) Veeam
9 224 (2.57%) Google
9 224 (2.57%) Red Hat
10 209 (2.40%) Apple
11 165 (1.89%) NetApp
12 161 (1.85%) ServiceNow
13 144 (1.65%) Meraki
14 142 (1.63%) IBM
15 135 (1.55%) Sophos
16 132 (1.51%) Splunk
17 131 (1.50%) Juniper
18 127 (1.46%) EMC
19 116 (1.33%) Symantec