Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10,272 5,324 17,063
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.22% 11.71% 13.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.18% 54.61% 59.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8,218 4,552 14,152
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,750 £23,500
25th Percentile £30,500 £32,500 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -0.04%

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 19,685 9,749 28,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.66% 21.45% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 14,003 8,220 23,504
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,222 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,625 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -21 3,525 £55,000 - 843
South East -8 1,982 £42,500 - 539
North of England +2 1,870 £40,000 -2.44% 662
Midlands -2 1,311 £37,500 -9.64% 429
North West +1 904 £40,000 -10.11% 380
South West -4 852 £35,000 -6.67% 269
West Midlands -5 816 £40,000 -11.11% 237
Yorkshire 0 787 £40,000 +8.11% 222
East of England -2 661 £33,000 -17.50% 249
East Midlands +6 486 £37,500 -6.25% 188
North East +3 179 £35,000 -6.67% 60
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 4,728 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 4,382 (42.66%) Active Directory
3 4,050 (39.43%) Azure
4 3,831 (37.30%) Microsoft 365
5 3,692 (35.94%) Windows Server
6 2,771 (26.98%) Social Skills
7 2,568 (25.00%) Linux
8 2,509 (24.43%) VMware
9 2,363 (23.00%) Windows 10
10 1,950 (18.98%) PowerShell
11 1,839 (17.90%) SQL
12 1,742 (16.96%) AWS
13 1,682 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1,651 (16.07%) ITIL
15 1,645 (16.01%) SQL Server
16 1,623 (15.80%) Problem-Solving
17 1,610 (15.67%) DevOps
18 1,593 (15.51%) Firewall
19 1,556 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
20 1,404 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
21 1,378 (13.42%) DNS
22 1,324 (12.89%) Finance
23 1,213 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 1,109 (10.80%) Hyper-V
25 1,085 (10.56%) DHCP
26 1,048 (10.20%) C#
27 1,042 (10.14%) Degree
28 1,020 (9.93%) Windows Server 2012
28 1,020 (9.93%) Cisco
29 1,000 (9.74%) SCCM

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
1 952 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 821 (7.99%) MS Exchange
3 564 (5.49%) IIS
4 213 (2.07%) Confluence
5 156 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 137 (1.33%) Apache
7 120 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 95 (0.92%) Skype for Business
9 87 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 78 (0.76%) CMS
11 67 (0.65%) nginx
12 57 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 44 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 40 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 38 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
16 29 (0.28%) Drupal
17 27 (0.26%) WebLogic
18 25 (0.24%) WordPress
19 24 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
20 22 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1,404 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
2 183 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 40 (0.39%) Simulink
6 22 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 21 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
9 14 (0.14%) Sketch
9 14 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.12%) Siemens NX
11 11 (0.11%) InVision
12 10 (0.097%) InDesign
13 9 (0.088%) Chatbot
14 8 (0.078%) Figma
15 7 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
15 7 (0.068%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.068%) Revit
16 6 (0.058%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.058%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 69 (0.67%) Sentinel
2 53 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 39 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 20 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 15 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 13 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 12 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 10 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.097%) Elite 3E
9 9 (0.088%) Shopify
10 8 (0.078%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.068%) Magento
11 7 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.058%) Sage 50
12 6 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
12 6 (0.058%) Unica
13 5 (0.049%) Eikon
13 5 (0.049%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 4,050 (39.43%) Azure
2 3,831 (37.30%) Microsoft 365
3 1,742 (16.96%) AWS
4 811 (7.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 473 (4.60%) IaaS
6 455 (4.43%) SaaS
7 424 (4.13%) GCP
8 398 (3.87%) PaaS
9 363 (3.53%) Serverless
10 308 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 279 (2.72%) OneDrive
12 241 (2.35%) Power Platform
13 177 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
13 177 (1.72%) Mimecast
14 172 (1.67%) Amazon S3
15 163 (1.59%) GitHub
16 140 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
17 125 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
18 112 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 111 (1.08%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 1,593 (15.51%) Firewall
2 1,378 (13.42%) DNS
3 1,085 (10.56%) DHCP
4 945 (9.20%) VPN
5 894 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 779 (7.58%) LAN
7 778 (7.57%) WAN
8 465 (4.53%) SAN
9 355 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
10 340 (3.31%) VoIP
11 336 (3.27%) VLAN
12 324 (3.15%) Wireless
13 229 (2.23%) Network Security
14 223 (2.17%) Internet
15 195 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
16 186 (1.81%) HTTP
17 134 (1.30%) SSL
18 124 (1.21%) NAS
19 123 (1.20%) Skype
20 121 (1.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,645 (16.01%) SQL Server
2 356 (3.47%) MySQL
3 233 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 209 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
5 189 (1.84%) NoSQL
6 157 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
7 154 (1.50%) Power BI
8 151 (1.47%) MongoDB
9 148 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 147 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 121 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 114 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 77 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
14 72 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
15 71 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
16 69 (0.67%) Redis
17 67 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 50 (0.49%) DB2
19 46 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
19 46 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 612 (5.96%) Git (software)
2 451 (4.39%) JIRA
3 444 (4.32%) Jenkins
4 193 (1.88%) TeamCity
5 170 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 168 (1.64%) GitLab
7 159 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 141 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 137 (1.33%) Bitbucket
10 79 (0.77%) Selenium
11 69 (0.67%) Eclipse
12 68 (0.66%) Gradle
13 63 (0.61%) Subversion
14 60 (0.58%) JMeter
15 57 (0.55%) IntelliJ
16 55 (0.54%) MSI
17 54 (0.53%) Postman
18 51 (0.50%) webpack
19 45 (0.44%) Maven
20 44 (0.43%) NUnit
General
1 2,771 (26.98%) Social Skills
2 1,324 (12.89%) Finance
3 788 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
4 373 (3.63%) Retail
5 357 (3.48%) Banking
6 309 (3.01%) Law
7 288 (2.80%) Organisational Skills
8 279 (2.72%) Legal
9 273 (2.66%) Telecoms
10 272 (2.65%) Public Sector
11 253 (2.46%) Manufacturing
12 232 (2.26%) Marketing
13 188 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
14 137 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
15 120 (1.17%) Electronics
16 98 (0.95%) Back Office
17 96 (0.93%) Automotive
18 87 (0.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 77 (0.75%) Games
20 76 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,543 (15.02%) Analyst
2 1,273 (12.39%) Support Engineer
3 1,018 (9.91%) IT Support
4 942 (9.17%) Developer
5 933 (9.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 783 (7.62%) IT Engineer
7 743 (7.23%) Support Analyst
8 549 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 463 (4.51%) Architect
10 448 (4.36%) Service Analyst
11 437 (4.25%) IT Analyst
12 417 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
13 412 (4.01%) IT Support Engineer
14 411 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
15 380 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
16 374 (3.64%) Administrator
17 358 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 341 (3.32%) Desktop Support
19 331 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
20 299 (2.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 928 (9.03%) .NET
2 508 (4.95%) HTML
3 447 (4.35%) Web Services
4 389 (3.79%) AngularJS
5 382 (3.72%) CSS
6 353 (3.44%) React
7 329 (3.20%) REST
8 278 (2.71%) ASP.NET
9 261 (2.54%) Node.js
10 231 (2.25%) XML
11 223 (2.17%) .NET Core
12 199 (1.94%) HTML5
12 199 (1.94%) JSON
13 198 (1.93%) .NET Framework
14 147 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
15 136 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
16 126 (1.23%) jQuery
17 124 (1.21%) WPF
18 119 (1.16%) Middleware
19 118 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 642 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 444 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
3 422 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 350 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 303 (2.95%) Driving Licence
6 297 (2.89%) User Experience
7 184 (1.79%) Clustering
8 176 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
9 148 (1.44%) Replication
10 138 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 138 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
11 128 (1.25%) PKI
12 122 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 117 (1.14%) iPhone
14 102 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 94 (0.92%) Private Cloud
16 92 (0.90%) Mobile App
17 89 (0.87%) Smartphone
18 87 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
19 81 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3,692 (35.94%) Windows Server
2 2,568 (25.00%) Linux
3 2,363 (23.00%) Windows 10
4 1,020 (9.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 821 (7.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 692 (6.74%) Windows Server 2019
7 635 (6.18%) Windows 7
8 554 (5.39%) Android
9 504 (4.91%) Unix
10 480 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 467 (4.55%) Apple iOS
12 326 (3.17%) Mac OS
13 211 (2.05%) Windows 8
14 191 (1.86%) Mac OS X
15 170 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 125 (1.22%) CentOS
17 110 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
18 109 (1.06%) Ubuntu
19 78 (0.76%) Windows XP
20 62 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,651 (16.07%) ITIL
2 1,623 (15.80%) Problem-Solving
3 1,610 (15.67%) DevOps
4 1,556 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 1,213 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 620 (6.04%) Migration
7 589 (5.73%) Computer Science
8 585 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
9 563 (5.48%) Software Engineering
10 555 (5.40%) Infrastructure as Code
11 545 (5.31%) Mentoring
12 518 (5.04%) Scrum
13 516 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
14 513 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 483 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
16 481 (4.68%) Service Delivery
17 465 (4.53%) Project Management
18 459 (4.47%) Service Management
19 449 (4.37%) Incident Management
20 392 (3.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,950 (18.98%) PowerShell
2 1,839 (17.90%) SQL
3 1,048 (10.20%) C#
4 982 (9.56%) Python
5 791 (7.70%) JavaScript
6 616 (6.00%) Java
7 504 (4.91%) Bash Shell
8 470 (4.58%) C++
9 242 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 239 (2.33%) C
11 187 (1.82%) TypeScript
12 184 (1.79%) Ruby
13 179 (1.74%) Perl
14 169 (1.65%) PHP
15 130 (1.27%) VB
16 123 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 100 (0.97%) Go
18 94 (0.92%) VB.NET
19 74 (0.72%) VBScript
20 61 (0.59%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,042 (10.14%) Degree
2 674 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 570 (5.55%) Security Cleared
4 353 (3.44%) SC Cleared
5 329 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
6 309 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 303 (2.95%) MCSE
8 267 (2.60%) CCNA
9 243 (2.37%) MCSA
10 169 (1.65%) MCP
11 133 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
12 119 (1.16%) DBS Check
13 110 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 99 (0.96%) CCNP
15 95 (0.92%) A+ Certification
16 93 (0.91%) CISSP
17 83 (0.81%) AWS Certification
17 83 (0.81%) DV Cleared
18 72 (0.70%) HNC
19 71 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 807 (7.86%) SLA
2 313 (3.05%) QA
3 259 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 180 (1.75%) GDPR
5 123 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 72 (0.70%) Accessibility
7 54 (0.53%) PMO
8 52 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 46 (0.45%) PCI DSS
10 43 (0.42%) NIST
11 42 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 41 (0.40%) MISRA
13 36 (0.35%) Def Stans
14 21 (0.20%) EMIR
14 21 (0.20%) MiFID
15 20 (0.19%) COBIT
16 18 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 16 (0.16%) ITGC
18 14 (0.14%) ISO 9001
19 11 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4,382 (42.66%) Active Directory
2 1,682 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,109 (10.80%) Hyper-V
4 554 (5.39%) Docker
5 327 (3.18%) vSphere
6 296 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 256 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
8 207 (2.02%) XenApp
9 186 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 141 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 127 (1.24%) XenDesktop
12 102 (0.99%) Firmware
13 77 (0.75%) BitLocker
14 52 (0.51%) Terminal Services
15 46 (0.45%) KVM
15 46 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
16 45 (0.44%) NFS
17 43 (0.42%) VMware NSX
18 36 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
19 30 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,000 (9.74%) SCCM
2 835 (8.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 814 (7.92%) Terraform
4 642 (6.25%) Ansible
5 523 (5.09%) Kubernetes
6 267 (2.60%) Puppet
7 224 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
8 152 (1.48%) WSUS
9 142 (1.38%) SCOM
10 141 (1.37%) Grafana
11 133 (1.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 124 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
13 121 (1.18%) Prometheus
14 112 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
15 84 (0.82%) Nagios
16 77 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
17 55 (0.54%) FortiGate
17 55 (0.54%) Kibana
18 50 (0.49%) Backup Exec
18 50 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4,728 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 2,509 (24.43%) VMware
3 1,020 (9.93%) Cisco
4 940 (9.15%) Citrix
5 591 (5.75%) Oracle
6 417 (4.06%) Apple
7 386 (3.76%) Veeam
8 346 (3.37%) Google
9 345 (3.36%) HP
10 308 (3.00%) ServiceNow
11 254 (2.47%) Dell
12 246 (2.39%) Meraki
13 227 (2.21%) Splunk
14 218 (2.12%) Red Hat
15 191 (1.86%) Sophos
16 180 (1.75%) IBM
17 165 (1.61%) NetApp
18 154 (1.50%) SAP
19 128 (1.25%) SolarWinds
20 107 (1.04%) Bloomberg