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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 29 21 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 12,213 8,138 10,823
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.92% 9.98% 12.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.66% 52.01% 59.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8,833 6,759 9,037
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £30,250 £32,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £43,536 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.25% +5.88% +6.25%

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 26,172 15,648 18,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.12% 19.19% 21.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,740 12,367 14,932
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,491
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.03% +4.19%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,700 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -18 4,960 £52,500 -4.55% 518
South East -2 2,103 £42,500 - 357
North of England -4 2,015 £37,000 -7.50% 451
Midlands -4 1,195 £38,500 -3.75% 282
North West -1 1,007 £36,000 -15.29% 222
South West 0 964 £37,500 - 195
East of England -2 876 £38,619 -9.13% 211
Yorkshire -6 797 £35,000 -12.50% 169
West Midlands -7 746 £41,484 +3.71% 156
East Midlands -4 447 £31,000 -18.42% 124
North East +4 209 £40,000 +11.11% 60
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 5,483 (44.89%) Microsoft
2 4,943 (40.47%) Active Directory
3 4,704 (38.52%) Azure
4 4,452 (36.45%) Microsoft 365
5 4,159 (34.05%) Windows Server
6 3,481 (28.50%) Linux
7 3,317 (27.16%) Social Skills
8 2,549 (20.87%) VMware
9 2,504 (20.50%) Windows 10
10 2,224 (18.21%) AWS
11 2,201 (18.02%) ITIL
12 2,177 (17.83%) SQL
13 2,097 (17.17%) Agile
14 2,002 (16.39%) PowerShell
15 1,997 (16.35%) Finance
16 1,979 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
17 1,916 (15.69%) DevOps
18 1,843 (15.09%) Firewall
19 1,726 (14.13%) SQL Server
20 1,684 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
21 1,669 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
22 1,601 (13.11%) DNS
23 1,509 (12.36%) Degree
24 1,442 (11.81%) Python
25 1,370 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 1,227 (10.05%) CI/CD
27 1,222 (10.01%) DHCP
28 1,208 (9.89%) C#
29 1,155 (9.46%) Cisco
29 1,155 (9.46%) Citrix

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 1,090 (8.92%) SharePoint
2 902 (7.39%) MS Exchange
3 745 (6.10%) IIS
4 256 (2.10%) Apache
5 248 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 225 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 189 (1.55%) Confluence
8 138 (1.13%) JBoss
9 121 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 116 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 94 (0.77%) CMS
12 89 (0.73%) Skype for Business
13 70 (0.57%) nginx
14 54 (0.44%) WordPress
15 43 (0.35%) Apache Spark
16 42 (0.34%) WebLogic
17 34 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
17 34 (0.28%) OpenStack
18 26 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
19 23 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1,684 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 343 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 163 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.098%) Chatbot
10 10 (0.082%) Campfire
11 9 (0.074%) Maple
11 9 (0.074%) Sketch
12 8 (0.066%) Adobe Premiere
13 6 (0.049%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.049%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.049%) InCopy
13 6 (0.049%) InDesign
13 6 (0.049%) InVision
13 6 (0.049%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 126 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.45%) Sentinel
3 29 (0.24%) Temenos T24
4 28 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 23 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 19 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.12%) Elite 3E
7 15 (0.12%) Sage 200
8 11 (0.090%) MetaTrader
9 10 (0.082%) Line 50
10 7 (0.057%) Dynamics GP
10 7 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.057%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.049%) BambooHR
11 6 (0.049%) Eikon
12 5 (0.041%) Sage X3
12 5 (0.041%) SAP PA-EC
12 5 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (0.033%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4,704 (38.52%) Azure
2 4,452 (36.45%) Microsoft 365
3 2,224 (18.21%) AWS
4 1,056 (8.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 685 (5.61%) GCP
6 555 (4.54%) SaaS
7 534 (4.37%) IaaS
8 426 (3.49%) PaaS
9 411 (3.37%) OneDrive
10 387 (3.17%) Serverless
11 360 (2.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 289 (2.37%) Power Platform
13 258 (2.11%) GitHub
14 244 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
15 210 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 202 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
16 202 (1.65%) OpenShift
17 200 (1.64%) Mimecast
18 177 (1.45%) Amazon S3
19 152 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,843 (15.09%) Firewall
2 1,601 (13.11%) DNS
3 1,222 (10.01%) DHCP
4 904 (7.40%) TCP/IP
4 904 (7.40%) WAN
5 888 (7.27%) LAN
6 876 (7.17%) VPN
7 518 (4.24%) SAN
8 482 (3.95%) Internet
9 422 (3.46%) VoIP
10 397 (3.25%) Wireless
11 390 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
12 354 (2.90%) Network Security
13 334 (2.73%) VLAN
14 269 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
15 207 (1.69%) HTTP
16 159 (1.30%) NAS
17 145 (1.19%) SSL
18 140 (1.15%) WebEx
19 136 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,726 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 456 (3.73%) MySQL
3 442 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
4 315 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 279 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 261 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 180 (1.47%) MongoDB
8 177 (1.45%) Oracle Database
9 162 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 153 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
10 153 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 146 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
12 139 (1.14%) Power BI
13 134 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 121 (0.99%) InfluxDB
15 112 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 91 (0.75%) Big Data
17 80 (0.66%) Tableau
18 74 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
19 70 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 876 (7.17%) Git (software)
2 800 (6.55%) Jenkins
3 455 (3.73%) JIRA
4 293 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 273 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 268 (2.19%) TeamCity
7 217 (1.78%) Visual Studio
8 183 (1.50%) GitLab
9 172 (1.41%) Subversion
10 155 (1.27%) Travis CI
11 144 (1.18%) Selenium
12 112 (0.92%) IBM UrbanCode
13 96 (0.79%) NUnit
14 89 (0.73%) Bitbucket
15 82 (0.67%) Bitbucket Server
15 82 (0.67%) Cucumber
16 71 (0.58%) JMeter
17 67 (0.55%) Cypress.io
18 64 (0.52%) SonarQube
19 63 (0.52%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 3,317 (27.16%) Social Skills
2 1,997 (16.35%) Finance
3 1,032 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 486 (3.98%) Law
5 459 (3.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 425 (3.48%) Legal
7 421 (3.45%) Banking
7 421 (3.45%) Retail
8 386 (3.16%) Manufacturing
9 379 (3.10%) Organisational Skills
10 322 (2.64%) Public Sector
11 320 (2.62%) Marketing
12 317 (2.60%) Telecoms
13 269 (2.20%) Games
14 236 (1.93%) Electronics
15 213 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
16 158 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
17 156 (1.28%) Advertising
18 119 (0.97%) Investment Banking
19 111 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,025 (16.58%) Analyst
2 1,445 (11.83%) Support Engineer
3 1,224 (10.02%) IT Support
4 1,091 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,049 (8.59%) Developer
6 951 (7.79%) IT Engineer
7 920 (7.53%) Support Analyst
8 694 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 619 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
10 532 (4.36%) IT Support Engineer
11 528 (4.32%) IT Analyst
12 510 (4.18%) Service Analyst
13 477 (3.91%) Software Engineer
14 464 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
15 418 (3.42%) Desktop Support
16 410 (3.36%) Administrator
17 396 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
18 374 (3.06%) Architect
19 373 (3.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 345 (2.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 984 (8.06%) .NET
2 460 (3.77%) HTML
3 438 (3.59%) REST
4 409 (3.35%) Web Services
5 381 (3.12%) React
6 379 (3.10%) Elastic Stack
7 349 (2.86%) CSS
8 316 (2.59%) AngularJS
9 261 (2.14%) ASP.NET
10 242 (1.98%) Node.js
11 237 (1.94%) .NET Core
12 214 (1.75%) XML
13 208 (1.70%) .NET Framework
14 196 (1.60%) JSON
15 183 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 161 (1.32%) Spring
17 158 (1.29%) HTML5
18 154 (1.26%) Kafka
19 142 (1.16%) RESTful
19 142 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 688 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
2 677 (5.54%) Data Centre
3 566 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 543 (4.45%) User Experience
5 294 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 293 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 265 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 236 (1.93%) Replication
9 234 (1.92%) Smartphone
10 228 (1.87%) Virtual Team
11 222 (1.82%) Clustering
12 194 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
13 161 (1.32%) Algorithms
14 155 (1.27%) PKI
15 149 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
15 149 (1.22%) Private Cloud
16 139 (1.14%) IoT
17 137 (1.12%) Mobile App
18 134 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
18 134 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4,159 (34.05%) Windows Server
2 3,481 (28.50%) Linux
3 2,504 (20.50%) Windows 10
4 1,016 (8.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 916 (7.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 709 (5.81%) Windows Server 2019
7 673 (5.51%) Unix
8 646 (5.29%) Android
9 548 (4.49%) Apple iOS
10 515 (4.22%) Windows 7
11 511 (4.18%) Mac OS
12 489 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 240 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 180 (1.47%) Mac OS X
15 133 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 131 (1.07%) CentOS
17 128 (1.05%) VMS
18 121 (0.99%) Windows 8
19 118 (0.97%) Solaris
20 112 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,201 (18.02%) ITIL
2 2,097 (17.17%) Agile
3 1,979 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
4 1,916 (15.69%) DevOps
5 1,370 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1,227 (10.05%) CI/CD
7 918 (7.52%) Mentoring
8 905 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 878 (7.19%) Computer Science
10 789 (6.46%) Cybersecurity
11 786 (6.44%) Test Automation
12 768 (6.29%) Project Management
13 763 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 647 (5.30%) Incident Management
15 643 (5.26%) Change Management
16 641 (5.25%) Migration
17 634 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
18 628 (5.14%) Service Management
19 609 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
20 602 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2,177 (17.83%) SQL
2 2,002 (16.39%) PowerShell
3 1,442 (11.81%) Python
4 1,208 (9.89%) C#
5 868 (7.11%) JavaScript
6 827 (6.77%) Java
7 707 (5.79%) C++
8 667 (5.46%) Bash
9 313 (2.56%) C
10 295 (2.42%) T-SQL
11 215 (1.76%) Go
12 203 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 200 (1.64%) Perl
14 197 (1.61%) Ruby
15 176 (1.44%) TypeScript
16 103 (0.84%) PHP
17 98 (0.80%) VB
18 87 (0.71%) VBScript
19 66 (0.54%) PL/SQL
20 65 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,509 (12.36%) Degree
2 789 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 739 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 545 (4.46%) SC Cleared
5 391 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 356 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 333 (2.73%) MCSE
8 310 (2.54%) CCNA
9 210 (1.72%) MCSA
10 206 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
11 182 (1.49%) DV Cleared
12 177 (1.45%) DBS Check
13 174 (1.42%) CISSP
14 159 (1.30%) MCP
15 119 (0.97%) CCNP
15 119 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 94 (0.77%) A+ Certification
17 87 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 76 (0.62%) AWS Certification
19 68 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,049 (8.59%) SLA
2 468 (3.83%) QA
3 314 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 301 (2.46%) GDPR
5 150 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 126 (1.03%) PCI DSS
7 85 (0.70%) NIST
8 84 (0.69%) Accessibility
9 66 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 49 (0.40%) PMO
11 40 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 29 (0.24%) MiFID
13 27 (0.22%) EMIR
14 25 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 25 (0.20%) HL7
15 22 (0.18%) ISO 26262
15 22 (0.18%) SOC 2
16 21 (0.17%) FATCA
16 21 (0.17%) NCSC
17 17 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4,943 (40.47%) Active Directory
2 1,669 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,046 (8.56%) Docker
4 858 (7.03%) Hyper-V
5 444 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 332 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
7 305 (2.50%) vSphere
8 262 (2.15%) XenApp
9 214 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 163 (1.33%) XenDesktop
11 109 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
12 108 (0.88%) Firmware
13 80 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 47 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 42 (0.34%) BitLocker
16 40 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
17 32 (0.26%) KVM
18 30 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
19 29 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 28 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,137 (9.31%) SCCM
2 1,046 (8.56%) Terraform
3 1,025 (8.39%) Kubernetes
4 865 (7.08%) Ansible
5 793 (6.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 439 (3.59%) Puppet
7 402 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
8 222 (1.82%) Prometheus
9 221 (1.81%) WSUS
10 187 (1.53%) Grafana
11 177 (1.45%) Jamf Pro
12 167 (1.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 153 (1.25%) Kibana
14 147 (1.20%) SCOM
14 147 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
15 136 (1.11%) vCenter Server
16 135 (1.11%) Consul
17 117 (0.96%) Automic
18 116 (0.95%) logstash
19 93 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5,483 (44.89%) Microsoft
2 2,549 (20.87%) VMware
3 1,155 (9.46%) Cisco
3 1,155 (9.46%) Citrix
4 754 (6.17%) Oracle
5 560 (4.59%) Apple
6 539 (4.41%) Google
7 409 (3.35%) Veeam
8 392 (3.21%) HP
9 362 (2.96%) Splunk
10 321 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 257 (2.10%) ServiceNow
12 256 (2.10%) Dell
13 249 (2.04%) Meraki
14 228 (1.87%) Sophos
15 223 (1.83%) SolarWinds
16 183 (1.50%) IBM
17 143 (1.17%) SAP
18 141 (1.15%) Bloomberg
19 127 (1.04%) EMC