Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18,990 22,357 23,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 13.79% 14.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.45% 56.40% 57.98%
Number of salaries quoted 15,578 18,790 20,553
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%

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 32,492 39,640 40,962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.37% 24.45% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 26,185 32,579 34,743
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,450
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 7,720 £50,000 +4.17% 927
South East +1 3,871 £40,000 +6.67% 568
North of England +4 2,763 £37,500 +10.29% 562
Midlands +5 1,781 £38,500 +10.00% 427
North West +5 1,606 £39,000 +11.43% 306
East of England +4 1,516 £37,500 - 304
South West +1 1,335 £36,500 +1.39% 301
West Midlands +7 1,137 £38,500 +10.00% 263
Yorkshire +3 961 £36,500 +7.35% 214
East Midlands +1 641 £38,250 +12.50% 163
North East 0 197 £35,000 +16.67% 42
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 8,154 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 7,798 (41.06%) Active Directory
3 6,682 (35.19%) Windows Server
4 5,411 (28.49%) Linux
5 4,833 (25.45%) VMware
6 4,506 (23.73%) Office 365
7 4,286 (22.57%) SQL
8 4,034 (21.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 3,610 (19.01%) ITIL
10 3,465 (18.25%) SQL Server
11 3,321 (17.49%) Windows 10
12 3,285 (17.30%) Finance
13 2,943 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 2,932 (15.44%) PowerShell
15 2,923 (15.39%) Agile Software Development
16 2,892 (15.23%) Firewall
17 2,881 (15.17%) Windows 7
18 2,787 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
19 2,601 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
20 2,538 (13.36%) C#
21 2,529 (13.32%) Amazon AWS
22 2,384 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
23 2,367 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
24 2,339 (12.32%) DNS
25 2,263 (11.92%) .NET
26 2,262 (11.91%) MS Exchange
27 2,248 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 2,236 (11.77%) Citrix
29 2,167 (11.41%) Cisco
30 1,960 (10.32%) SCCM

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 2,262 (11.91%) MS Exchange
2 1,293 (6.81%) IIS
3 1,177 (6.20%) SharePoint
4 660 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 570 (3.00%) Skype for Business
6 464 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 446 (2.35%) Apache
8 350 (1.84%) Confluence
9 300 (1.58%) Tomcat
10 182 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 178 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
12 165 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
13 140 (0.74%) CMS
13 140 (0.74%) JBoss
14 134 (0.71%) WebLogic
15 120 (0.63%) WebSphere
16 96 (0.51%) nginx
16 96 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 78 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 78 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2,787 (14.68%) Microsoft Office
2 389 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 259 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 162 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 41 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 29 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 24 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 18 (0.095%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.037%) InVision
12 5 (0.026%) CATIA
12 5 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.021%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.021%) InDesign
13 4 (0.021%) Maple
13 4 (0.021%) Pixate
13 4 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 133 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
5 23 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 22 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 20 (0.11%) thinkFolio
7 20 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
8 19 (0.10%) Maximo
9 17 (0.090%) NetSuite
10 16 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
11 13 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
12 12 (0.063%) assyst
12 12 (0.063%) Relativity
13 11 (0.058%) Elite 3E
13 11 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.053%) Exstream
14 10 (0.053%) Markit EDM
14 10 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
14 10 (0.053%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4,506 (23.73%) Office 365
2 4,034 (21.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,529 (13.32%) Amazon AWS
4 688 (3.62%) SaaS
5 536 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 522 (2.75%) IaaS
7 408 (2.15%) PaaS
8 392 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
9 359 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 230 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
11 214 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
12 210 (1.11%) Mimecast
13 206 (1.08%) GitHub
14 186 (0.98%) Amazon S3
15 173 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 128 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
17 120 (0.63%) G Suite
18 95 (0.50%) Serverless
19 94 (0.49%) OneDrive
20 77 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,892 (15.23%) Firewall
2 2,339 (12.32%) DNS
3 1,915 (10.08%) TCP/IP
4 1,745 (9.19%) DHCP
5 1,488 (7.84%) LAN
6 1,418 (7.47%) WAN
7 1,149 (6.05%) SAN
8 1,078 (5.68%) VPN
9 789 (4.15%) Internet
10 709 (3.73%) VoIP
11 651 (3.43%) VLAN
12 645 (3.40%) Network Security
13 561 (2.95%) Skype
14 483 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
15 482 (2.54%) Wireless
16 298 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
17 272 (1.43%) SSL
18 252 (1.33%) NAS
19 237 (1.25%) HTTP
20 216 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,465 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 662 (3.49%) MySQL
3 451 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 381 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 376 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 369 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 341 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 276 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
9 273 (1.44%) Oracle Database
10 267 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 245 (1.29%) Big Data
12 239 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
13 225 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 223 (1.17%) MongoDB
15 208 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
16 162 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 152 (0.80%) Hadoop
18 147 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
19 127 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 116 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,181 (6.22%) Git (software)
2 914 (4.81%) Jenkins
3 749 (3.94%) JIRA
4 648 (3.41%) Visual Studio
5 607 (3.20%) TeamCity
6 486 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 471 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 296 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 273 (1.44%) Subversion
10 233 (1.23%) Selenium
11 180 (0.95%) Maven
12 134 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
13 126 (0.66%) NUnit
14 124 (0.65%) Cucumber
15 118 (0.62%) Vagrant
16 112 (0.59%) MSI
17 111 (0.58%) Bitbucket
18 91 (0.48%) SpecFlow
19 89 (0.47%) Travis CI
20 81 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3,285 (17.30%) Finance
2 904 (4.76%) Banking
3 621 (3.27%) Legal
4 523 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 517 (2.72%) Retail
6 465 (2.45%) Law
7 330 (1.74%) Marketing
8 289 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 248 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 228 (1.20%) Games
11 217 (1.14%) Back Office
12 187 (0.98%) Electronics
13 181 (0.95%) Advertising
14 152 (0.80%) Front Office
15 85 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 82 (0.43%) Aerospace
17 81 (0.43%) French Language
18 73 (0.38%) Publishing
19 72 (0.38%) German Language
20 62 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,343 (17.60%) Analyst
2 2,347 (12.36%) Support Engineer
3 2,150 (11.32%) Developer
4 1,769 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,644 (8.66%) IT Support
6 1,635 (8.61%) Support Analyst
7 1,151 (6.06%) IT Engineer
8 1,013 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 888 (4.68%) IT Analyst
10 869 (4.58%) Administrator
11 805 (4.24%) Desktop Support
12 763 (4.02%) .NET Developer
13 715 (3.77%) Service Analyst
14 706 (3.72%) C# Developer
14 706 (3.72%) IT Support Engineer
15 693 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
16 683 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
17 668 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
18 649 (3.42%) Architect
19 631 (3.32%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,263 (11.92%) .NET
2 1,096 (5.77%) HTML
3 1,016 (5.35%) Web Services
4 871 (4.59%) CSS
5 858 (4.52%) ASP.NET
6 648 (3.41%) .NET Framework
7 567 (2.99%) AngularJS
8 536 (2.82%) XML
9 463 (2.44%) jQuery
10 440 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 433 (2.28%) Node.js
12 421 (2.22%) JSON
13 386 (2.03%) REST
14 372 (1.96%) WPF
15 364 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 356 (1.87%) WCF
17 339 (1.79%) HTML5
18 324 (1.71%) WinForms
19 318 (1.67%) SOAP
20 314 (1.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,347 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1,129 (5.95%) Data Centre
3 857 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 847 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
5 500 (2.63%) Fintech
6 491 (2.59%) Clustering
7 343 (1.81%) Driving Licence
8 322 (1.70%) Public Cloud
9 304 (1.60%) Hedge funds
10 300 (1.58%) Replication
11 290 (1.53%) User Experience
12 267 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
12 267 (1.41%) PKI
13 266 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
14 260 (1.37%) Private Cloud
15 248 (1.31%) Fat Client
15 248 (1.31%) Thin Client
16 220 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
17 216 (1.14%) Blackberry
18 212 (1.12%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6,682 (35.19%) Windows Server
2 5,411 (28.49%) Linux
3 3,321 (17.49%) Windows 10
4 2,881 (15.17%) Windows 7
5 2,601 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,384 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,489 (7.84%) Unix
8 773 (4.07%) Windows 8
9 703 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 700 (3.69%) Android
11 641 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 560 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 424 (2.23%) Mac OS X
14 372 (1.96%) CentOS
15 288 (1.52%) Mac OS
16 279 (1.47%) Windows XP
17 268 (1.41%) Ubuntu
18 171 (0.90%) AIX
19 152 (0.80%) Solaris
20 103 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,610 (19.01%) ITIL
2 2,923 (15.39%) Agile Software Development
3 2,367 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
4 2,248 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,822 (9.59%) DevOps
6 1,042 (5.49%) Information Security
7 1,014 (5.34%) Software Engineering
8 943 (4.97%) Mentoring
9 935 (4.92%) Project Management
10 910 (4.79%) Migration
11 907 (4.78%) Computer Science
12 902 (4.75%) Service Management
13 866 (4.56%) Cybersecurity
14 855 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 850 (4.48%) Service Delivery
16 833 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
17 809 (4.26%) MVC
18 776 (4.09%) Test Automation
19 760 (4.00%) Incident Management
20 713 (3.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4,286 (22.57%) SQL
2 2,932 (15.44%) PowerShell
3 2,538 (13.36%) C#
4 1,692 (8.91%) Python
5 1,451 (7.64%) JavaScript
6 1,419 (7.47%) Java
7 1,032 (5.43%) C++
8 909 (4.79%) Bash Shell
9 589 (3.10%) C
10 570 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 435 (2.29%) Perl
12 398 (2.10%) PHP
13 366 (1.93%) Ruby
14 331 (1.74%) VBScript
15 269 (1.42%) Shell Script
16 263 (1.38%) VB
17 232 (1.22%) VB.NET
18 150 (0.79%) PL/SQL
19 145 (0.76%) TypeScript
20 131 (0.69%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,913 (10.07%) Degree
2 1,718 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,049 (5.52%) MCSE
4 865 (4.56%) Security Cleared
5 848 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
6 634 (3.34%) CCNA
7 627 (3.30%) MCSA
8 570 (3.00%) CISSP
9 556 (2.93%) SC Cleared
10 490 (2.58%) MCP
11 458 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 396 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 366 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
14 316 (1.66%) DV Cleared
15 255 (1.34%) CCNP
16 236 (1.24%) SANS
17 190 (1.00%) MCITP
18 184 (0.97%) GIAC
19 150 (0.79%) CREST Certified
20 143 (0.75%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,214 (6.39%) SLA
2 696 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 478 (2.52%) GDPR
4 472 (2.49%) QA
5 309 (1.63%) PCI DSS
6 157 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 81 (0.43%) PMO
8 79 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 69 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 55 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 48 (0.25%) COBIT
12 46 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 44 (0.23%) HIPAA
14 39 (0.21%) MiFID
15 30 (0.16%) ISO 22301
15 30 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 29 (0.15%) HL7
17 16 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 16 (0.084%) ISO 14001
18 15 (0.079%) DICOM
System Software
1 7,798 (41.06%) Active Directory
2 2,943 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,956 (10.30%) Hyper-V
4 865 (4.56%) Docker
5 677 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 677 (3.57%) vSphere
6 646 (3.40%) XenApp
7 445 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
8 414 (2.18%) XenDesktop
9 258 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 184 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
11 134 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 121 (0.64%) BitLocker
12 121 (0.64%) Terminal Services
13 113 (0.60%) Firmware
14 107 (0.56%) XenServer
15 101 (0.53%) VirtualBox
16 90 (0.47%) NFS
17 86 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
18 79 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,960 (10.32%) SCCM
2 1,071 (5.64%) Ansible
3 860 (4.53%) Puppet
4 690 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
5 519 (2.73%) SCOM
6 469 (2.47%) Kubernetes
7 419 (2.21%) Terraform
8 378 (1.99%) WSUS
9 298 (1.57%) Nagios
10 264 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
11 244 (1.28%) Backup Exec
12 234 (1.23%) vCenter Server
13 173 (0.91%) Salt
14 164 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
15 154 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
16 127 (0.67%) AirWatch
17 111 (0.58%) SCVMM
18 110 (0.58%) NetBackup
19 109 (0.57%) SCOrch
20 100 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8,154 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 4,833 (25.45%) VMware
3 2,236 (11.77%) Citrix
4 2,167 (11.41%) Cisco
5 1,160 (6.11%) Oracle
6 938 (4.94%) HP
7 618 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 573 (3.02%) Apple
9 559 (2.94%) NetApp
10 500 (2.63%) Dell
11 482 (2.54%) Google
12 465 (2.45%) Veeam
13 432 (2.27%) IBM
14 386 (2.03%) EMC
15 370 (1.95%) Symantec
16 363 (1.91%) ServiceNow
17 345 (1.82%) Splunk
18 316 (1.66%) SolarWinds
19 298 (1.57%) Ivanti
20 285 (1.50%) McAfee