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 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK / England
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11678 13909 16567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.17% 15.06% 16.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.57% 58.23% 61.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9936 11961 13995
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.06%  

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 20642 23886 27085
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 25.05% 25.86% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 17308 20491 22864
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,729 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 0 4687 £48,500 +6.59% 555
South East -3 2684 £37,500 -6.25% 330
North West -1 917 £37,500 +7.14% 160
East of England 0 903 £37,500 -1.96% 158
South West -3 797 £35,000 - 91
Yorkshire -2 671 £35,000 - 103
West Midlands 0 636 £36,500 +7.35% 132
East Midlands -6 358 £37,500 +7.14% 66
North East -4 82 £35,000 - 20
Midlands -5 3 £47,500 -1.04%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 9269 (41.35%) Microsoft
2 8568 (38.22%) Active Directory
3 8250 (36.80%) Windows Server
4 6095 (27.19%) VMware
5 5946 (26.52%) Linux
6 5264 (23.48%) SQL
7 5263 (23.48%) SQL Server
8 4152 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 4080 (18.20%) ITIL
10 3926 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 3875 (17.29%) Finance
12 3533 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3451 (15.39%) MS Exchange
14 3398 (15.16%) Windows 7
15 3303 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
16 3280 (14.63%) Firewall
17 3277 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
18 3239 (14.45%) Office 365
19 3171 (14.14%) C#
20 3170 (14.14%) .NET
21 3146 (14.03%) Cisco
22 2869 (12.80%) Citrix
23 2734 (12.20%) DNS
24 2615 (11.66%) Degree
25 2521 (11.25%) PowerShell
26 2460 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
27 2448 (10.92%) Hyper-V
28 2305 (10.28%) TCP/IP
29 2275 (10.15%) Unix
30 2164 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification

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 3451 (15.39%) MS Exchange
2 1856 (8.28%) IIS
3 1422 (6.34%) SharePoint
4 1371 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 922 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 855 (3.81%) Skype for Business
7 612 (2.73%) Apache
8 516 (2.30%) Tomcat
9 441 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 324 (1.45%) WebSphere
11 266 (1.19%) JBoss
12 255 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 238 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
14 235 (1.05%) WebLogic
15 226 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
16 208 (0.93%) CMS
17 207 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
18 187 (0.83%) Confluence
19 182 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
20 121 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3303 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
2 534 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 278 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 144 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 73 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 42 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 34 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 30 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 20 (0.089%) Acrobat
10 13 (0.058%) InfoPath
11 12 (0.054%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.049%) Simulink
12 11 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
13 10 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
13 10 (0.045%) InDesign
14 9 (0.040%) Final Cut Pro
15 8 (0.036%) Mozilla Thunderbird
16 7 (0.031%) Maple
17 6 (0.027%) Camtasia
17 6 (0.027%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 228 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 103 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 69 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 58 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 54 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 46 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 31 (0.14%) Actimize
8 22 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
9 20 (0.089%) Magento
10 18 (0.080%) SAP ERP
11 16 (0.071%) assyst
11 16 (0.071%) Maximo
11 16 (0.071%) Teamcenter
12 15 (0.067%) ION MarketView
12 15 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
12 15 (0.067%) Visualfiles
13 14 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 14 (0.062%) Exstream
13 14 (0.062%) SAP Business One
14 12 (0.054%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3239 (14.45%) Office 365
2 2460 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1794 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 459 (2.05%) SaaS
5 437 (1.95%) IaaS
6 366 (1.63%) PaaS
7 282 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 138 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 134 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 120 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 119 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 112 (0.50%) Amazon S3
13 109 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 108 (0.48%) G Suite
15 103 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 71 (0.32%) GitHub
17 52 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
18 49 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 43 (0.19%) OneDrive
20 39 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3280 (14.63%) Firewall
2 2734 (12.20%) DNS
3 2305 (10.28%) TCP/IP
4 2033 (9.07%) DHCP
5 1894 (8.45%) LAN
6 1824 (8.14%) WAN
7 1814 (8.09%) SAN
8 1420 (6.33%) VPN
9 907 (4.05%) Internet
10 842 (3.76%) VoIP
11 689 (3.07%) Network Security
12 654 (2.92%) VLAN
13 590 (2.63%) Skype
14 581 (2.59%) Wireless
15 457 (2.04%) NAS
16 358 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
17 348 (1.55%) HTTP
18 336 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
19 315 (1.41%) MPLS
20 307 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5263 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 860 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 817 (3.64%) MySQL
4 583 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 577 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 543 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 491 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 481 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 387 (1.73%) Oracle Database
10 384 (1.71%) NoSQL
11 382 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 344 (1.53%) MongoDB
13 238 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 226 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 206 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
16 181 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
17 173 (0.77%) Big Data
18 171 (0.76%) Hadoop
19 167 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
20 165 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 895 (3.99%) Git (software)
2 736 (3.28%) Visual Studio
3 670 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 649 (2.89%) Jenkins
5 644 (2.87%) JIRA
6 469 (2.09%) Subversion
7 414 (1.85%) NUnit
8 372 (1.66%) TeamCity
9 369 (1.65%) Selenium
10 301 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
11 268 (1.20%) Moq
11 268 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 219 (0.98%) MSTest
13 206 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 158 (0.70%) Eclipse
14 158 (0.70%) Maven
14 158 (0.70%) MSI
15 154 (0.69%) Cucumber
16 144 (0.64%) JUnit
17 132 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 3875 (17.29%) Finance
2 1063 (4.74%) Banking
3 882 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 689 (3.07%) Legal
5 648 (2.89%) Retail
6 590 (2.63%) Law
7 498 (2.22%) Marketing
8 391 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 342 (1.53%) Games
10 290 (1.29%) Back Office
11 261 (1.16%) Investment Banking
12 252 (1.12%) Advertising
13 240 (1.07%) Electronics
14 180 (0.80%) Front Office
15 143 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 142 (0.63%) Publishing
17 138 (0.62%) Automotive
18 111 (0.50%) German Language
19 107 (0.48%) French Language
20 64 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4257 (18.99%) Analyst
2 2969 (13.24%) Developer
3 2687 (11.99%) Support Engineer
4 2127 (9.49%) Support Analyst
5 1931 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1853 (8.27%) IT Support
7 1331 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 1331 (5.94%) Administrator
8 1243 (5.54%) Windows Engineer
9 1159 (5.17%) IT Engineer
10 1114 (4.97%) .NET Developer
11 1104 (4.92%) C# Developer
12 973 (4.34%) Service Analyst
13 935 (4.17%) Desktop Support
14 870 (3.88%) IT Analyst
15 861 (3.84%) Service Desk Analyst
16 846 (3.77%) Applications Support
17 818 (3.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 769 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
19 755 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3170 (14.14%) .NET
2 1484 (6.62%) ASP.NET
3 1476 (6.58%) HTML
4 1270 (5.67%) Web Services
5 1103 (4.92%) CSS
6 1024 (4.57%) XML
7 763 (3.40%) WPF
8 759 (3.39%) WCF
9 715 (3.19%) .NET Framework
10 670 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 637 (2.84%) jQuery
12 621 (2.77%) WinForms
13 601 (2.68%) AngularJS
14 465 (2.07%) SOAP
15 398 (1.78%) HTML5
16 383 (1.71%) REST
17 367 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
18 354 (1.58%) JSON
19 312 (1.39%) Entity Framework
20 311 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1329 (5.93%) Computer Science
2 1261 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 1240 (5.53%) Data Centre
4 789 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 637 (2.84%) Clustering
6 496 (2.21%) Blackberry
7 491 (2.19%) Driving Licence
8 387 (1.73%) iPad
9 343 (1.53%) User Experience
10 338 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 334 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 321 (1.43%) Replication
13 315 (1.41%) Mobile App
14 311 (1.39%) Hedge funds
15 302 (1.35%) Client/Server
16 286 (1.28%) iPhone
17 232 (1.03%) Public Cloud
18 223 (0.99%) Fintech
19 215 (0.96%) Fat Client
19 215 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8250 (36.80%) Windows Server
2 5946 (26.52%) Linux
3 4152 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3926 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3398 (15.16%) Windows 7
6 2275 (10.15%) Unix
7 1892 (8.44%) Windows 10
8 1337 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 1130 (5.04%) Windows 8
10 1044 (4.66%) Android
11 843 (3.76%) Apple iOS
12 668 (2.98%) Windows XP
13 596 (2.66%) Mac OS X
14 562 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 418 (1.86%) Solaris
16 409 (1.82%) CentOS
17 389 (1.74%) Mac OS
18 216 (0.96%) Ubuntu
19 181 (0.81%) AIX
20 174 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4080 (18.20%) ITIL
2 3277 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1476 (6.58%) DevOps
3 1476 (6.58%) Software Engineering
4 1340 (5.98%) Scrum
5 1130 (5.04%) MVC
6 1086 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
7 1008 (4.50%) TDD
8 932 (4.16%) Test Automation
9 898 (4.01%) Mentoring
10 878 (3.92%) OO
10 878 (3.92%) Project Management
11 876 (3.91%) Service Management
12 859 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 843 (3.76%) Service Delivery
14 821 (3.66%) Migration
15 795 (3.55%) SDLC
16 734 (3.27%) High Availability
17 721 (3.22%) Configuration Management
18 657 (2.93%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5264 (23.48%) SQL
2 3171 (14.14%) C#
3 2521 (11.25%) PowerShell
4 2075 (9.26%) Java
5 1755 (7.83%) JavaScript
6 1596 (7.12%) C++
7 1572 (7.01%) Python
8 965 (4.30%) C
9 828 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 660 (2.94%) Bash Shell
11 638 (2.85%) Perl
12 517 (2.31%) PHP
13 513 (2.29%) VB
14 481 (2.15%) Ruby
15 452 (2.02%) Shell Script
16 391 (1.74%) VB.NET
17 284 (1.27%) VBScript
18 170 (0.76%) PL/SQL
19 152 (0.68%) VBA
20 118 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2615 (11.66%) Degree
2 2164 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1275 (5.69%) MCSE
4 1246 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 987 (4.40%) Security Cleared
6 931 (4.15%) CCNA
7 741 (3.31%) MCSA
8 703 (3.14%) MCP
9 572 (2.55%) SC Cleared
10 521 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 506 (2.26%) CCNP
12 459 (2.05%) CISSP
13 390 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
14 384 (1.71%) MCITP
15 317 (1.41%) DV Cleared
16 278 (1.24%) ISEB
17 238 (1.06%) CISM
17 238 (1.06%) ISTQB
18 164 (0.73%) A+ Certification
19 160 (0.71%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1540 (6.87%) SLA
2 678 (3.02%) QA
3 388 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 288 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 77 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 57 (0.25%) ISO27002
7 54 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 50 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 46 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 39 (0.17%) COBIT
11 36 (0.16%) PMO
12 27 (0.12%) GDPR
13 26 (0.12%) HL7
14 21 (0.094%) SEPA
15 16 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.071%) ISO 9000
15 16 (0.071%) MiFID
16 15 (0.067%) MISRA
17 11 (0.049%) GPG13
17 11 (0.049%) ISO 15288
System Software
1 8568 (38.22%) Active Directory
2 3533 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2448 (10.92%) Hyper-V
4 1008 (4.50%) vSphere
5 883 (3.94%) XenApp
6 725 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 433 (1.93%) Docker
8 402 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 343 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 221 (0.99%) Terminal Services
11 187 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
12 186 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 180 (0.80%) XenServer
14 123 (0.55%) Xen
15 109 (0.49%) Firmware
16 108 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
17 105 (0.47%) NFS
18 103 (0.46%) KVM
19 101 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
20 87 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1802 (8.04%) SCCM
2 846 (3.77%) Puppet
3 702 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 639 (2.85%) SCOM
5 566 (2.52%) Ansible
6 356 (1.59%) Backup Exec
7 324 (1.45%) Nagios
8 305 (1.36%) WSUS
9 227 (1.01%) vCenter Server
10 171 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 156 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
12 135 (0.60%) NetBackup
13 119 (0.53%) Kubernetes
14 101 (0.45%) AirWatch
15 96 (0.43%) Terraform
16 84 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
17 83 (0.37%) Nessus
18 82 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
19 78 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
19 78 (0.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 9269 (41.35%) Microsoft
2 6095 (27.19%) VMware
3 3146 (14.03%) Cisco
4 2869 (12.80%) Citrix
5 1600 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1443 (6.44%) HP
7 821 (3.66%) Red Hat
8 788 (3.52%) NetApp
9 679 (3.03%) Apple
10 553 (2.47%) Dell
11 491 (2.19%) Juniper
12 457 (2.04%) CheckPoint
13 424 (1.89%) Google
14 416 (1.86%) Veeam
15 402 (1.79%) IBM
16 390 (1.74%) EMC
17 351 (1.57%) Symantec
18 312 (1.39%) SAP
19 306 (1.36%) F5
20 275 (1.23%) Avaya
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BONUS + Paid for Certifications
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Company car & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + 25% annual bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £53000.00 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Bonus and Healthcare!
Posted: 21 hours ago
Alfreton, Derbyshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £42250.00 per annum + Standard Corporate benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Global Company
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £25K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Middlesex
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago