Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 21,126 23,378 26,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.53% 14.01% 14.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.86% 55.98% 58.53%
Number of salaries quoted 17,318 19,692 23,532
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £66,250
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 35,894 41,761 45,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.99% 25.03% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 29,164 33,821 39,398
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 8,551 £50,000 +5.26% 939
South East -1 4,419 £40,000 +6.67% 591
North of England 0 2,975 £37,000 +5.71% 547
Midlands +1 1,850 £36,000 +2.86% 351
East of England +1 1,731 £38,500 -1.28% 299
North West +3 1,691 £37,500 +7.14% 301
South West +3 1,633 £37,500 +4.17% 313
West Midlands +3 1,154 £36,000 +1.41% 215
Yorkshire +2 1,123 £35,000 +7.69% 200
East Midlands -1 691 £36,000 +7.46% 136
North East -12 161 £31,250 -3.85% 46
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 8,764 (41.48%) Microsoft
2 8,368 (39.61%) Active Directory
3 7,530 (35.64%) Windows Server
4 5,833 (27.61%) Linux
5 5,399 (25.56%) VMware
6 4,723 (22.36%) Office 365
7 4,629 (21.91%) SQL
8 4,049 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 3,958 (18.74%) SQL Server
10 3,878 (18.36%) Finance
11 3,713 (17.58%) ITIL
12 3,419 (16.18%) Windows 10
13 3,351 (15.86%) Windows 7
14 3,275 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
15 3,259 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 3,114 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
17 3,089 (14.62%) PowerShell
18 3,081 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
19 2,995 (14.18%) Firewall
20 2,803 (13.27%) C#
21 2,765 (13.09%) Windows Server 2008
22 2,649 (12.54%) Citrix
23 2,640 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
24 2,626 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
25 2,592 (12.27%) DNS
26 2,571 (12.17%) .NET
27 2,559 (12.11%) MS Exchange
28 2,465 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 2,264 (10.72%) Hyper-V
30 2,231 (10.56%) Cisco

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 2,559 (12.11%) MS Exchange
2 1,323 (6.26%) IIS
3 1,184 (5.60%) SharePoint
4 878 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 695 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 666 (3.15%) Skype for Business
7 451 (2.13%) Apache
8 389 (1.84%) Confluence
9 328 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 229 (1.08%) JBoss
11 205 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 201 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 189 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
14 178 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
15 168 (0.80%) CMS
16 147 (0.70%) WebSphere
17 133 (0.63%) OpenStack
18 130 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 127 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
20 117 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 3,275 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
2 524 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 288 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 164 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 91 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 40 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 30 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 26 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 17 (0.080%) AutoCAD
11 14 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
12 13 (0.062%) Simulink
13 11 (0.052%) InDesign
14 10 (0.047%) InVision
14 10 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
14 10 (0.047%) Pixate
14 10 (0.047%) UXPin
15 8 (0.038%) Stateflow
16 7 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
16 7 (0.033%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 139 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 55 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.15%) Relativity
5 28 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 24 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 22 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
8 21 (0.099%) Concordance
8 21 (0.099%) Elite 3E
8 21 (0.099%) SimCorp Dimension
9 19 (0.090%) assyst
10 18 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
11 17 (0.080%) Maximo
12 15 (0.071%) Documaker
12 15 (0.071%) MetaTrader
13 13 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
14 12 (0.057%) NetSuite
14 12 (0.057%) Sage 200
14 12 (0.057%) Visualfiles
15 11 (0.052%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4,723 (22.36%) Office 365
2 4,049 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,640 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 556 (2.63%) IaaS
5 546 (2.58%) SaaS
6 440 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 357 (1.69%) PaaS
8 329 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 299 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 249 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
11 231 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
12 227 (1.07%) GitHub
13 220 (1.04%) Mimecast
14 184 (0.87%) Amazon S3
15 164 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 161 (0.76%) G Suite
17 123 (0.58%) OneDrive
18 115 (0.54%) Serverless
19 113 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
20 93 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2,995 (14.18%) Firewall
2 2,592 (12.27%) DNS
3 2,214 (10.48%) TCP/IP
4 1,886 (8.93%) DHCP
5 1,589 (7.52%) LAN
6 1,540 (7.29%) WAN
7 1,402 (6.64%) SAN
8 1,295 (6.13%) VPN
9 820 (3.88%) Internet
10 692 (3.28%) VoIP
11 673 (3.19%) Network Security
12 604 (2.86%) Skype
13 564 (2.67%) VLAN
14 530 (2.51%) Wireless
15 464 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
16 337 (1.60%) SSL
17 330 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
18 316 (1.50%) HTTP
19 296 (1.40%) NAS
20 226 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,958 (18.74%) SQL Server
2 741 (3.51%) MySQL
3 495 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 454 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 432 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 381 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 372 (1.76%) Big Data
8 370 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 343 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
10 332 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 312 (1.48%) NoSQL
12 245 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 244 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
14 231 (1.09%) MongoDB
15 217 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
16 190 (0.90%) RDBMS
17 167 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
18 147 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
19 145 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
20 134 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,278 (6.05%) Git (software)
2 932 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 853 (4.04%) JIRA
4 659 (3.12%) Visual Studio
5 564 (2.67%) TeamCity
6 512 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 498 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 328 (1.55%) Subversion
9 321 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 298 (1.41%) Selenium
11 169 (0.80%) Bitbucket
12 153 (0.72%) Cucumber
13 148 (0.70%) Maven
14 141 (0.67%) NUnit
15 131 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
16 113 (0.53%) Vagrant
17 101 (0.48%) MSBuild
18 100 (0.47%) MSI
19 85 (0.40%) JUnit
20 82 (0.39%) GoCD
General
1 3,878 (18.36%) Finance
2 1,063 (5.03%) Banking
3 717 (3.39%) Retail
4 661 (3.13%) Legal
5 577 (2.73%) Law
6 565 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 436 (2.06%) Marketing
8 381 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 323 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 284 (1.34%) Games
11 219 (1.04%) Back Office
12 210 (0.99%) Advertising
13 182 (0.86%) Electronics
14 140 (0.66%) Front Office
15 135 (0.64%) Automotive
15 135 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 106 (0.50%) Aerospace
16 106 (0.50%) German Language
17 100 (0.47%) French Language
18 95 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,602 (17.05%) Analyst
2 2,729 (12.92%) Support Engineer
3 2,445 (11.57%) Developer
4 1,874 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,798 (8.51%) IT Support
6 1,785 (8.45%) Support Analyst
7 1,265 (5.99%) Desktop Support
8 1,226 (5.80%) IT Engineer
9 1,102 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 938 (4.44%) Administrator
11 885 (4.19%) Service Analyst
12 864 (4.09%) .NET Developer
13 826 (3.91%) IT Analyst
14 808 (3.82%) C# Developer
15 806 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
16 775 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
17 768 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
18 760 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
19 755 (3.57%) Architect
20 733 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,571 (12.17%) .NET
2 1,229 (5.82%) HTML
3 1,108 (5.24%) Web Services
4 1,000 (4.73%) ASP.NET
5 863 (4.09%) CSS
6 754 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 678 (3.21%) XML
8 567 (2.68%) AngularJS
9 511 (2.42%) WPF
10 480 (2.27%) jQuery
11 456 (2.16%) WinForms
12 450 (2.13%) REST
13 437 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 431 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 423 (2.00%) WCF
16 377 (1.78%) JSON
17 376 (1.78%) Node.js
18 357 (1.69%) HTML5
19 316 (1.50%) Middleware
20 313 (1.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,604 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 1,249 (5.91%) Data Centre
3 980 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 957 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
5 841 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 422 (2.00%) Clustering
7 415 (1.96%) Driving Licence
8 399 (1.89%) Fintech
9 358 (1.69%) Replication
10 331 (1.57%) Public Cloud
11 328 (1.55%) Private Cloud
12 321 (1.52%) Blackberry
13 317 (1.50%) User Experience
14 296 (1.40%) Hedge funds
15 288 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
16 285 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
17 272 (1.29%) iPhone
18 250 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
19 247 (1.17%) PKI
20 246 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7,530 (35.64%) Windows Server
2 5,833 (27.61%) Linux
3 3,419 (16.18%) Windows 10
4 3,351 (15.86%) Windows 7
5 3,081 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,765 (13.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,674 (7.92%) Unix
8 844 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 823 (3.90%) Android
10 764 (3.62%) Apple iOS
11 673 (3.19%) Mac OS X
12 572 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 568 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 380 (1.80%) CentOS
15 339 (1.60%) Mac OS
16 331 (1.57%) Windows XP
17 268 (1.27%) Ubuntu
18 249 (1.18%) Solaris
19 181 (0.86%) AIX
20 97 (0.46%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,713 (17.58%) ITIL
2 3,114 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2,626 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
4 2,465 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2,009 (9.51%) DevOps
6 1,321 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1,136 (5.38%) Project Management
8 981 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
9 969 (4.59%) Service Management
10 947 (4.48%) MVC
11 934 (4.42%) Test Automation
12 926 (4.38%) Migration
13 876 (4.15%) Information Security
14 868 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
15 861 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
16 848 (4.01%) Mentoring
17 836 (3.96%) Scrum
18 796 (3.77%) Configuration Management
19 770 (3.64%) TDD
20 768 (3.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4,629 (21.91%) SQL
2 3,089 (14.62%) PowerShell
3 2,803 (13.27%) C#
4 1,807 (8.55%) Python
5 1,649 (7.81%) Java
6 1,625 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1,157 (5.48%) C++
8 896 (4.24%) Bash Shell
9 782 (3.70%) C
10 660 (3.12%) T-SQL
11 582 (2.75%) Perl
12 507 (2.40%) Ruby
13 385 (1.82%) PHP
14 381 (1.80%) Shell Script
15 307 (1.45%) VB.NET
16 291 (1.38%) VB
17 281 (1.33%) VBScript
18 194 (0.92%) PL/SQL
19 131 (0.62%) VBA
20 114 (0.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,138 (10.12%) Degree
2 1,890 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,169 (5.53%) MCSE
4 1,003 (4.75%) Security Cleared
5 842 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 693 (3.28%) CCNA
7 650 (3.08%) MCSA
8 611 (2.89%) CISSP
9 601 (2.84%) MCP
10 540 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 524 (2.48%) SC Cleared
12 409 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 388 (1.84%) DV Cleared
13 388 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
14 279 (1.32%) CCNP
15 271 (1.28%) MCITP
16 213 (1.01%) SANS
17 212 (1.00%) CISM
18 207 (0.98%) GIAC
19 193 (0.91%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,264 (5.98%) SLA
2 590 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 579 (2.74%) QA
4 373 (1.77%) GDPR
5 279 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 104 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 98 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 91 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 77 (0.36%) PMO
10 55 (0.26%) COBIT
11 52 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 51 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 38 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 28 (0.13%) MiFID
15 21 (0.099%) ISO 22301
16 17 (0.080%) FISMA
17 13 (0.062%) ISO 14001
17 13 (0.062%) PSD2
18 12 (0.057%) WAI
19 11 (0.052%) HL7
System Software
1 8,368 (39.61%) Active Directory
2 3,259 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,264 (10.72%) Hyper-V
4 796 (3.77%) Docker
5 780 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
6 776 (3.67%) XenApp
7 773 (3.66%) vSphere
8 519 (2.46%) XenDesktop
9 448 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 308 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 246 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
12 186 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
13 178 (0.84%) Terminal Services
14 161 (0.76%) XenServer
15 159 (0.75%) Firmware
16 128 (0.61%) BitLocker
17 114 (0.54%) VirtualBox
18 79 (0.37%) Xen
19 76 (0.36%) KVM
20 73 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2,067 (9.78%) SCCM
2 1,029 (4.87%) Ansible
3 1,007 (4.77%) Puppet
4 769 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
5 512 (2.42%) SCOM
6 374 (1.77%) Terraform
7 359 (1.70%) WSUS
8 347 (1.64%) Kubernetes
9 273 (1.29%) Nagios
10 244 (1.15%) vCenter Server
11 228 (1.08%) Backup Exec
12 208 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
13 182 (0.86%) Salt
14 178 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
15 150 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
16 139 (0.66%) vRealize
17 131 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
18 129 (0.61%) AirWatch
19 118 (0.56%) NetBackup
20 111 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8,764 (41.48%) Microsoft
2 5,399 (25.56%) VMware
3 2,649 (12.54%) Citrix
4 2,231 (10.56%) Cisco
5 1,403 (6.64%) Oracle
6 930 (4.40%) HP
7 747 (3.54%) Apple
8 661 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 537 (2.54%) Google
10 489 (2.31%) Veeam
11 472 (2.23%) Dell
11 472 (2.23%) NetApp
12 447 (2.12%) ServiceNow
13 385 (1.82%) EMC
14 379 (1.79%) Symantec
15 371 (1.76%) IBM
16 330 (1.56%) SolarWinds
17 282 (1.33%) Splunk
18 280 (1.33%) SAP
19 266 (1.26%) Sophos