Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 22,468 22,588 29,695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.53% 14.00% 15.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.67% 57.59% 58.89%
Number of salaries quoted 18,679 19,652 25,944
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,625 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 39,649 39,221 50,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.87% 24.31% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 32,638 33,245 42,980
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,296 £43,500
% change year-on-year +1.59% +1.83% +2.35%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 8,643 £50,000 +5.26% 965
South East -4 5,072 £38,500 +2.67% 706
North of England -1 3,010 £35,500 +4.41% 642
Midlands 0 2,121 £36,000 +2.86% 427
East of England +3 1,924 £39,000 +4.00% 331
South West +1 1,671 £37,500 +8.70% 302
North West -1 1,652 £37,500 +7.14% 371
West Midlands +1 1,331 £35,000 - 256
Yorkshire -1 1,145 £35,000 +7.69% 201
East Midlands 0 786 £37,500 +7.14% 171
North East -6 216 £32,250 +7.50% 70
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 9,332 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 8,490 (37.79%) Active Directory
3 8,214 (36.56%) Windows Server
4 6,099 (27.15%) VMware
5 5,867 (26.11%) Linux
6 4,953 (22.04%) SQL
7 4,684 (20.85%) SQL Server
8 4,417 (19.66%) Office 365
9 4,385 (19.52%) ITIL
10 3,944 (17.55%) Finance
11 3,740 (16.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 3,614 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3,536 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
14 3,433 (15.28%) Windows 7
15 3,413 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
16 3,399 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 3,172 (14.12%) C#
18 3,165 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
19 3,085 (13.73%) Firewall
20 3,065 (13.64%) PowerShell
21 3,024 (13.46%) Windows 10
22 2,989 (13.30%) .NET
23 2,871 (12.78%) Citrix
24 2,679 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
25 2,614 (11.63%) MS Exchange
26 2,580 (11.48%) Hyper-V
27 2,578 (11.47%) Cisco
28 2,573 (11.45%) DNS
29 2,510 (11.17%) Degree
30 2,452 (10.91%) Amazon AWS

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 2,614 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 1,410 (6.28%) IIS
3 1,147 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 1,042 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 834 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 714 (3.18%) Skype for Business
7 594 (2.64%) Apache
8 436 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 299 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 270 (1.20%) Confluence
11 256 (1.14%) WebSphere
12 223 (0.99%) JBoss
13 208 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
14 198 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 159 (0.71%) WebLogic
16 158 (0.70%) OpenStack
17 148 (0.66%) nginx
17 148 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
18 132 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
19 105 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3,413 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
2 531 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 251 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 123 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 77 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 39 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 37 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 31 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 25 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 24 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 22 (0.098%) Camtasia
12 15 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
13 14 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
13 14 (0.062%) InDesign
13 14 (0.062%) InfoPath
14 13 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
15 11 (0.049%) CATIA
16 10 (0.045%) InVision
17 7 (0.031%) Pixate
17 7 (0.031%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 138 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 83 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 69 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 60 (0.27%) Elite 3E
5 36 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
6 32 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 30 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 24 (0.11%) MetaTrader
9 22 (0.098%) NetSuite
10 19 (0.085%) assyst
10 19 (0.085%) Workfront
11 16 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
11 16 (0.071%) Hyperion Planning
11 16 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
12 15 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
13 14 (0.062%) Visualfiles
14 12 (0.053%) iTrent
15 11 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
15 11 (0.049%) Relativity
16 9 (0.040%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4,417 (19.66%) Office 365
2 3,740 (16.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,452 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
4 670 (2.98%) SaaS
5 635 (2.83%) IaaS
6 424 (1.89%) PaaS
7 374 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 300 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 217 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 186 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 175 (0.78%) GitHub
12 153 (0.68%) Mimecast
13 147 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
14 146 (0.65%) OneDrive
15 129 (0.57%) G Suite
16 99 (0.44%) Amazon S3
17 98 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 97 (0.43%) Serverless
19 80 (0.36%) NuGet
20 50 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3,085 (13.73%) Firewall
2 2,573 (11.45%) DNS
3 2,157 (9.60%) TCP/IP
4 1,894 (8.43%) DHCP
5 1,730 (7.70%) WAN
6 1,720 (7.66%) LAN
7 1,590 (7.08%) SAN
8 1,207 (5.37%) VPN
9 756 (3.36%) VoIP
10 640 (2.85%) Network Security
11 631 (2.81%) Internet
12 624 (2.78%) Skype
13 599 (2.67%) VLAN
14 581 (2.59%) Wireless
15 384 (1.71%) NAS
16 368 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
17 346 (1.54%) HTTP
18 328 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
19 290 (1.29%) SSL
20 233 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,684 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 800 (3.56%) MySQL
3 473 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 460 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 439 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 423 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 407 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 393 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 363 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 362 (1.61%) NoSQL
11 311 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 280 (1.25%) MongoDB
13 247 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
14 233 (1.04%) Big Data
15 212 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
16 184 (0.82%) RDBMS
17 170 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
18 145 (0.65%) Hadoop
18 145 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
19 144 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,147 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 838 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 710 (3.16%) JIRA
4 616 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 589 (2.62%) Visual Studio
6 450 (2.00%) TeamCity
7 426 (1.90%) Subversion
8 408 (1.82%) NUnit
9 390 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 343 (1.53%) Selenium
11 278 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
12 256 (1.14%) Moq
13 248 (1.10%) MSTest
14 236 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 160 (0.71%) MSI
16 132 (0.59%) Cucumber
17 131 (0.58%) MSBuild
18 128 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
19 126 (0.56%) Maven
20 124 (0.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 3,944 (17.55%) Finance
2 951 (4.23%) Banking
3 818 (3.64%) Retail
4 703 (3.13%) Law
5 642 (2.86%) Legal
6 553 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 471 (2.10%) Marketing
8 329 (1.46%) Advertising
9 266 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 263 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 250 (1.11%) Back Office
12 247 (1.10%) Games
13 166 (0.74%) Front Office
14 155 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 135 (0.60%) Automotive
16 129 (0.57%) Electronics
17 121 (0.54%) Billing
18 117 (0.52%) German Language
19 107 (0.48%) Publishing
20 100 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,739 (16.64%) Analyst
2 2,716 (12.09%) Support Engineer
3 2,634 (11.72%) Developer
4 1,971 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,911 (8.51%) Support Analyst
6 1,759 (7.83%) IT Support
7 1,267 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 1,176 (5.23%) Desktop Support
9 1,165 (5.19%) IT Engineer
10 1,073 (4.78%) .NET Developer
11 1,000 (4.45%) Consultant
12 972 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
13 965 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
14 949 (4.22%) C# Developer
15 929 (4.13%) Service Analyst
16 924 (4.11%) Administrator
17 864 (3.85%) Software Engineer
18 826 (3.68%) IT Analyst
19 800 (3.56%) Architect
20 792 (3.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,989 (13.30%) .NET
2 1,307 (5.82%) HTML
3 1,224 (5.45%) ASP.NET
4 1,164 (5.18%) Web Services
5 915 (4.07%) CSS
6 766 (3.41%) XML
7 762 (3.39%) .NET Framework
8 727 (3.24%) WPF
9 679 (3.02%) WinForms
10 597 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 575 (2.56%) AngularJS
12 567 (2.52%) WCF
13 531 (2.36%) jQuery
14 389 (1.73%) REST
15 378 (1.68%) JSON
16 371 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
17 353 (1.57%) Middleware
18 339 (1.51%) HTML5
19 326 (1.45%) Entity Framework
20 292 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 1,514 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1,414 (6.29%) Computer Science
3 1,332 (5.93%) Data Centre
4 932 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
5 870 (3.87%) Management Information System
6 504 (2.24%) Clustering
7 479 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 402 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 385 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 376 (1.67%) Blackberry
11 375 (1.67%) User Experience
12 371 (1.65%) Public Cloud
13 365 (1.62%) Replication
14 304 (1.35%) Private Cloud
15 302 (1.34%) iPhone
16 291 (1.30%) Fintech
17 286 (1.27%) Client/Server
18 275 (1.22%) Mobile App
19 250 (1.11%) Hedge funds
20 224 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8,214 (36.56%) Windows Server
2 5,867 (26.11%) Linux
3 3,433 (15.28%) Windows 7
4 3,399 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 3,165 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3,024 (13.46%) Windows 10
7 1,912 (8.51%) Unix
8 967 (4.30%) Windows 8
9 798 (3.55%) Android
10 722 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 657 (2.92%) Apple iOS
12 589 (2.62%) Mac OS X
13 497 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 374 (1.66%) Windows XP
15 363 (1.62%) CentOS
15 363 (1.62%) Mac OS
16 285 (1.27%) Solaris
17 227 (1.01%) Ubuntu
18 176 (0.78%) AIX
19 110 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,385 (19.52%) ITIL
2 3,536 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2,679 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
4 2,257 (10.05%) DevOps
5 1,596 (7.10%) Software Engineering
6 1,293 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
7 1,224 (5.45%) TDD
8 1,174 (5.23%) Scrum
9 1,038 (4.62%) Configuration Management
9 1,038 (4.62%) Test Automation
10 1,036 (4.61%) Service Delivery
11 1,028 (4.58%) Project Management
12 995 (4.43%) Service Management
13 989 (4.40%) MVC
14 961 (4.28%) Migration
15 792 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 790 (3.52%) OO
17 781 (3.48%) Mentoring
18 716 (3.19%) Information Security
19 715 (3.18%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4,953 (22.04%) SQL
2 3,172 (14.12%) C#
3 3,065 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 1,809 (8.05%) Python
5 1,739 (7.74%) Java
6 1,671 (7.44%) JavaScript
7 1,243 (5.53%) C++
8 885 (3.94%) Bash Shell
9 782 (3.48%) C
10 699 (3.11%) T-SQL
11 595 (2.65%) Ruby
12 589 (2.62%) Perl
13 539 (2.40%) PHP
14 404 (1.80%) VB
15 382 (1.70%) Shell Script
16 364 (1.62%) VB.NET
17 295 (1.31%) VBScript
18 176 (0.78%) VBA
19 171 (0.76%) PL/SQL
20 88 (0.39%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2,510 (11.17%) Degree
2 2,167 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,264 (5.63%) MCSE
4 1,007 (4.48%) Security Cleared
5 942 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
6 846 (3.77%) MCSA
7 768 (3.42%) CCNA
8 666 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 582 (2.59%) MCP
10 570 (2.54%) SC Cleared
11 450 (2.00%) CISSP
12 384 (1.71%) MCITP
13 380 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 378 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 331 (1.47%) CCNP
16 287 (1.28%) DV Cleared
17 216 (0.96%) CISM
18 167 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
19 156 (0.69%) SANS
20 148 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,513 (6.73%) SLA
2 633 (2.82%) QA
3 495 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 271 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 207 (0.92%) GDPR
6 106 (0.47%) PMO
7 89 (0.40%) COBIT
8 86 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 84 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 83 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 77 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
12 70 (0.31%) ISO 9001
13 65 (0.29%) GCP
14 22 (0.098%) HIPAA
14 22 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 20 (0.089%) MiFID
16 15 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 13 (0.058%) GAMP
17 13 (0.058%) PSD2
18 12 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 8,490 (37.79%) Active Directory
2 3,614 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,580 (11.48%) Hyper-V
4 846 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 845 (3.76%) XenApp
6 834 (3.71%) vSphere
7 662 (2.95%) Docker
8 513 (2.28%) XenDesktop
9 468 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
10 423 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 279 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 221 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 165 (0.73%) Terminal Services
14 151 (0.67%) Firmware
15 135 (0.60%) XenServer
16 129 (0.57%) Xen
17 126 (0.56%) BitLocker
18 116 (0.52%) VirtualBox
19 85 (0.38%) VMware NSX
20 82 (0.36%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2,153 (9.58%) SCCM
2 1,074 (4.78%) Puppet
3 907 (4.04%) Ansible
4 782 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
5 613 (2.73%) SCOM
6 372 (1.66%) vCenter Server
7 315 (1.40%) Terraform
8 298 (1.33%) Backup Exec
9 290 (1.29%) WSUS
10 262 (1.17%) Nagios
11 224 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
12 184 (0.82%) Kubernetes
13 160 (0.71%) AirWatch
14 157 (0.70%) SCOrch
14 157 (0.70%) SCVMM
15 150 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
16 141 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
17 120 (0.53%) NetBackup
18 114 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
19 112 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9,332 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 6,099 (27.15%) VMware
3 2,871 (12.78%) Citrix
4 2,578 (11.47%) Cisco
5 1,413 (6.29%) Oracle
6 1,207 (5.37%) HP
7 853 (3.80%) Apple
8 591 (2.63%) Red Hat
9 534 (2.38%) Google
10 533 (2.37%) NetApp
11 519 (2.31%) Veeam
12 477 (2.12%) Dell
13 359 (1.60%) IBM
14 340 (1.51%) ServiceNow
15 318 (1.42%) Symantec
16 296 (1.32%) EMC
17 293 (1.30%) SAP
18 292 (1.30%) Sophos
19 279 (1.24%) SolarWinds
20 276 (1.23%) Splunk