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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10998 14989 17220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.74% 15.37% 17.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.68% 58.61% 62.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9439 12824 14583
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,075
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,661
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.35%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19068 25574 27543
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 23.82% 26.23% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16158 21705 23267
Median salary £42,500 £41,557 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.26% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 4281 £47,500 +0.52% 539
South East -3 2705 £38,500 - 340
East of England -5 886 £37,500 +4.16% 129
North West -5 747 £37,000 +5.71% 171
South West -5 699 £34,000 -2.85% 100
Yorkshire -3 691 £32,500 -12.16% 111
West Midlands -1 540 £36,250 +3.57% 93
East Midlands -4 405 £32,500 -13.33% 79
North East +5 86 £30,000 -7.69% 25
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 9367 (41.52%) Microsoft
2 8543 (37.87%) Active Directory
3 8397 (37.22%) Windows Server
4 6173 (27.37%) Linux
5 6171 (27.36%) VMware
6 5249 (23.27%) SQL Server
7 5151 (22.83%) SQL
8 4308 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 4107 (18.21%) MS Excel
10 4005 (17.75%) ITIL
11 3966 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 3853 (17.08%) Finance
13 3636 (16.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 3471 (15.39%) Windows 7
15 3458 (15.33%) MS Exchange
16 3294 (14.60%) .NET
17 3276 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
18 3244 (14.38%) MS Office
19 3235 (14.34%) Firewall
20 3189 (14.14%) Cisco
21 3185 (14.12%) C#
22 2941 (13.04%) Office 365
23 2800 (12.41%) Citrix
24 2563 (11.36%) DNS
25 2515 (11.15%) PowerShell
26 2505 (11.10%) Degree
27 2461 (10.91%) Hyper-V
28 2296 (10.18%) Unix
29 2264 (10.04%) TCP/IP
30 2249 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure

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 3458 (15.33%) MS Exchange
2 2049 (9.08%) IIS
3 1374 (6.09%) SharePoint
4 1346 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 992 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 862 (3.82%) Skype for Business
7 732 (3.24%) Apache
8 602 (2.67%) Tomcat
9 466 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 436 (1.93%) WebSphere
11 339 (1.50%) JBoss
12 308 (1.37%) WebLogic
13 238 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 234 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
15 221 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
16 208 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
17 197 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
18 189 (0.84%) CMS
19 172 (0.76%) Confluence
20 137 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4107 (18.21%) MS Excel
2 3244 (14.38%) MS Office
3 250 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 158 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 74 (0.33%) MS Project
6 48 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 44 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 31 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 25 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 17 (0.075%) Camtasia
10 17 (0.075%) Snagit
11 14 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
12 12 (0.053%) InfoPath
13 11 (0.049%) Simulink
14 10 (0.044%) AutoCAD
14 10 (0.044%) Final Cut Pro
14 10 (0.044%) InDesign
14 10 (0.044%) Mozilla Thunderbird
15 8 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
16 7 (0.031%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 182 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 53 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 44 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 41 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 39 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 33 (0.15%) RMDS
7 30 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 26 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 23 (0.10%) Magento
10 20 (0.089%) SAP ERP
11 19 (0.084%) Maximo
12 18 (0.080%) Visualfiles
13 17 (0.075%) assyst
14 16 (0.071%) Sage 200
14 16 (0.071%) SAP Business One
15 14 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
15 14 (0.062%) Teamcenter
16 13 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
17 11 (0.049%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2941 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2249 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1836 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
4 429 (1.90%) SaaS
5 318 (1.41%) IaaS
6 284 (1.26%) PaaS
7 255 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 133 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 132 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 131 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 127 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 125 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
13 109 (0.48%) G Suite
14 105 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
15 85 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 72 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 59 (0.26%) GitHub
18 42 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
19 39 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
20 37 (0.16%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 3235 (14.34%) Firewall
2 2563 (11.36%) DNS
3 2264 (10.04%) TCP/IP
4 1887 (8.37%) DHCP
5 1864 (8.26%) LAN
6 1796 (7.96%) WAN
7 1763 (7.82%) SAN
8 1410 (6.25%) VPN
9 946 (4.19%) Internet
10 811 (3.60%) VoIP
11 696 (3.09%) Network Security
12 640 (2.84%) VLAN
13 589 (2.61%) Wireless
14 501 (2.22%) Skype
15 454 (2.01%) NAS
16 415 (1.84%) HTTP
17 370 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
18 338 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
19 333 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
20 316 (1.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5249 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 849 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 783 (3.47%) MySQL
4 632 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 584 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 559 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 498 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 452 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 423 (1.88%) Oracle Database
10 356 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 349 (1.55%) NoSQL
12 284 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 235 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 208 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 187 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
16 182 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
17 177 (0.78%) Big Data
18 176 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
19 171 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
20 163 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 789 (3.50%) Git (software)
2 722 (3.20%) Jenkins
3 660 (2.93%) Visual Studio
4 649 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 579 (2.57%) JIRA
6 444 (1.97%) Subversion
7 436 (1.93%) NUnit
8 390 (1.73%) TeamCity
9 362 (1.60%) Selenium
10 328 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
11 311 (1.38%) Moq
12 276 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
13 260 (1.15%) MSTest
14 238 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 171 (0.76%) Maven
16 153 (0.68%) Hudson
17 143 (0.63%) JUnit
18 142 (0.63%) MSI
19 141 (0.63%) Cucumber
20 129 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 3853 (17.08%) Finance
2 1180 (5.23%) Banking
3 866 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 596 (2.64%) Retail
5 587 (2.60%) Legal
6 554 (2.46%) Law
7 443 (1.96%) Marketing
8 342 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 283 (1.25%) Games
10 275 (1.22%) Back Office
11 258 (1.14%) Advertising
12 213 (0.94%) Investment Banking
13 190 (0.84%) Electronics
14 166 (0.74%) Publishing
15 145 (0.64%) German Language
16 141 (0.63%) French Language
17 136 (0.60%) Front Office
18 130 (0.58%) Financial Institution
19 125 (0.55%) Automotive
20 59 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4184 (18.55%) Analyst
2 2962 (13.13%) Developer
3 2752 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 2068 (9.17%) Support Analyst
5 1941 (8.60%) IT Support
6 1836 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1363 (6.04%) Administrator
8 1352 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 1301 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
10 1184 (5.25%) IT Engineer
11 1160 (5.14%) .NET Developer
12 1102 (4.89%) C# Developer
13 969 (4.30%) Service Analyst
14 876 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 872 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
16 863 (3.83%) Applications Support
17 855 (3.79%) IT Analyst
18 843 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
19 771 (3.42%) IT Support Engineer
20 760 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3294 (14.60%) .NET
2 1570 (6.96%) HTML
3 1449 (6.42%) ASP.NET
4 1390 (6.16%) Web Services
5 1172 (5.20%) CSS
6 1089 (4.83%) XML
7 800 (3.55%) .NET Framework
8 761 (3.37%) WCF
9 709 (3.14%) jQuery
10 708 (3.14%) WPF
11 693 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 649 (2.88%) WinForms
13 558 (2.47%) AngularJS
14 458 (2.03%) SOAP
15 442 (1.96%) HTML5
16 409 (1.81%) Middleware
17 373 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
18 361 (1.60%) REST
19 350 (1.55%) JSON
20 297 (1.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1404 (6.22%) Data Centre
2 1367 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1256 (5.57%) Computer Science
4 799 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 635 (2.81%) Clustering
6 529 (2.35%) Blackberry
7 517 (2.29%) Driving Licence
8 406 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 362 (1.60%) iPad
10 319 (1.41%) iPhone
11 316 (1.40%) Replication
12 310 (1.37%) User Experience
13 304 (1.35%) Client/Server
14 294 (1.30%) Hedge funds
15 281 (1.25%) Mobile App
16 228 (1.01%) PKI
17 227 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
18 225 (1.00%) Public Cloud
19 219 (0.97%) Fintech
20 197 (0.87%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8397 (37.22%) Windows Server
2 6173 (27.37%) Linux
3 4308 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 3966 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 3471 (15.39%) Windows 7
6 2296 (10.18%) Unix
7 1737 (7.70%) Windows 10
8 1427 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1224 (5.43%) Windows 8
10 905 (4.01%) Android
11 735 (3.26%) Apple iOS
12 699 (3.10%) Windows XP
13 686 (3.04%) Mac OS X
14 654 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 472 (2.09%) CentOS
16 413 (1.83%) Solaris
17 342 (1.52%) Mac OS
18 257 (1.14%) Ubuntu
19 173 (0.77%) AIX
20 163 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4005 (17.75%) ITIL
2 3276 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1481 (6.57%) DevOps
4 1353 (6.00%) Software Engineering
5 1341 (5.94%) Scrum
6 1160 (5.14%) MVC
7 1117 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
8 1008 (4.47%) TDD
9 934 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 890 (3.95%) Service Management
11 886 (3.93%) Project Management
12 861 (3.82%) Mentoring
13 845 (3.75%) Migration
14 839 (3.72%) Service Delivery
15 825 (3.66%) OO
16 782 (3.47%) SDLC
17 778 (3.45%) Configuration Management
18 714 (3.17%) High Availability
19 696 (3.09%) Information Security
20 688 (3.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5151 (22.83%) SQL
2 3185 (14.12%) C#
3 2515 (11.15%) PowerShell
4 1995 (8.84%) Java
5 1844 (8.17%) JavaScript
6 1561 (6.92%) Python
7 1507 (6.68%) C++
8 928 (4.11%) C
9 781 (3.46%) T-SQL
10 730 (3.24%) Bash Shell
11 711 (3.15%) Perl
12 514 (2.28%) PHP
13 492 (2.18%) VB
14 490 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 486 (2.15%) Ruby
16 416 (1.84%) VB.NET
17 293 (1.30%) VBScript
18 180 (0.80%) PL/SQL
19 124 (0.55%) VBA
20 103 (0.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2505 (11.10%) Degree
2 2139 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 1299 (5.76%) MCSE
4 1186 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 962 (4.26%) Security Cleared
6 915 (4.06%) CCNA
7 707 (3.13%) MCSA
8 684 (3.03%) MCP
9 552 (2.45%) SC Cleared
10 543 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 501 (2.22%) CCNP
12 447 (1.98%) CISSP
13 411 (1.82%) MCITP
14 384 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
15 312 (1.38%) DV Cleared
16 270 (1.20%) ISEB
17 226 (1.00%) CISM
18 214 (0.95%) ISTQB
19 188 (0.83%) CEH
20 162 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1607 (7.12%) SLA
2 647 (2.87%) QA
3 319 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 249 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 74 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 42 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 41 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 35 (0.16%) PMO
9 31 (0.14%) HL7
10 25 (0.11%) COBIT
11 22 (0.098%) MISRA
12 20 (0.089%) MiFID
13 17 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials
14 16 (0.071%) ISO27002
15 15 (0.066%) SSAE 16
16 14 (0.062%) WAI
17 12 (0.053%) GCP
17 12 (0.053%) GPG13
17 12 (0.053%) ISO 9000
17 12 (0.053%) JTAG
System Software
1 8543 (37.87%) Active Directory
2 3636 (16.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2461 (10.91%) Hyper-V
4 1012 (4.49%) vSphere
5 872 (3.87%) XenApp
6 397 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 394 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 384 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
9 340 (1.51%) Docker
10 298 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
11 221 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
12 220 (0.98%) Terminal Services
13 205 (0.91%) XenServer
14 203 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
15 165 (0.73%) Xen
16 149 (0.66%) Firmware
17 113 (0.50%) NFS
18 111 (0.49%) KVM
19 101 (0.45%) vCloud
20 99 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1711 (7.58%) SCCM
2 910 (4.03%) Puppet
3 734 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 671 (2.97%) SCOM
5 540 (2.39%) Ansible
6 337 (1.49%) Nagios
7 304 (1.35%) WSUS
8 293 (1.30%) Backup Exec
9 194 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
10 171 (0.76%) NetBackup
11 127 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
12 114 (0.51%) Nessus
13 92 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 91 (0.40%) Terraform
15 88 (0.39%) AirWatch
16 86 (0.38%) Tivoli
17 78 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
18 76 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
18 76 (0.34%) Graphite
19 74 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9367 (41.52%) Microsoft
2 6171 (27.36%) VMware
3 3189 (14.14%) Cisco
4 2800 (12.41%) Citrix
5 1630 (7.23%) Oracle
6 1327 (5.88%) HP
7 936 (4.15%) Red Hat
8 729 (3.23%) NetApp
9 703 (3.12%) Apple
10 531 (2.35%) Dell
11 486 (2.15%) Juniper
12 457 (2.03%) IBM
13 455 (2.02%) EMC
14 452 (2.00%) CheckPoint
15 409 (1.81%) Google
16 358 (1.59%) Veeam
17 323 (1.43%) Symantec
18 296 (1.31%) Avaya
19 287 (1.27%) F5
20 266 (1.18%) SAP
London
Etech Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £43,000 per annum To £43K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
ITPS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £25000.00 - £27500.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £26000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus + Over-time
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago