Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17,648 21,839 22,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.24% 13.58% 13.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.25% 57.26% 57.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14,479 18,056 19,370
England median annual salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.75% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 30,824 38,141 38,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.12% 23.71% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 24,597 31,157 32,858
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £74,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -5 6,767 £50,000 - 355
South East +3 3,839 £39,000 -1.48% 205
North of England +4 2,523 £36,000 -1.37% 209
Midlands +5 1,781 £38,500 +8.30% 129
South West -1 1,401 £37,500 - 104
North West +4 1,372 £37,500 - 116
East of England +3 1,289 £37,500 -3.85% 122
West Midlands +4 1,129 £38,875 +11.07% 73
Yorkshire +3 955 £35,000 -3.25% 81
East Midlands +2 649 £37,500 - 56
North East +10 201 £35,686 +17.00% 12
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 7,596 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 7,513 (42.57%) Active Directory
3 6,645 (37.65%) Windows Server
4 4,880 (27.65%) Linux
5 4,810 (27.26%) Office 365
6 4,767 (27.01%) VMware
7 4,274 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 3,942 (22.34%) SQL
9 3,467 (19.65%) ITIL
10 3,224 (18.27%) Windows 10
11 3,169 (17.96%) SQL Server
12 2,978 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2,856 (16.18%) PowerShell
14 2,772 (15.71%) Firewall
15 2,759 (15.63%) Finance
16 2,672 (15.14%) Microsoft Office
17 2,606 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
18 2,589 (14.67%) Windows 7
19 2,501 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
20 2,489 (14.10%) DNS
21 2,476 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 2,362 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 2,305 (13.06%) Hyper-V
24 2,282 (12.93%) Cisco
25 2,234 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
26 2,127 (12.05%) C#
27 2,092 (11.85%) Citrix
28 2,042 (11.57%) MS Exchange
29 2,032 (11.51%) Windows Server 2008
30 1,974 (11.19%) .NET

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 2,042 (11.57%) MS Exchange
2 1,200 (6.80%) IIS
3 1,145 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 614 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 573 (3.25%) Skype for Business
6 445 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 414 (2.35%) Apache
8 280 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 265 (1.50%) Confluence
10 146 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 144 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 133 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 128 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
14 116 (0.66%) WebLogic
15 106 (0.60%) JBoss
16 97 (0.55%) IBM Notes
17 87 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
18 77 (0.44%) CMS
19 68 (0.39%) WordPress
20 59 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2,672 (15.14%) Microsoft Office
2 316 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 165 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 140 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 23 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 23 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 16 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.074%) CATIA
10 11 (0.062%) Maple
11 10 (0.057%) Sketch
12 9 (0.051%) InVision
13 8 (0.045%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.028%) Zeplin
15 4 (0.023%) GNU Octave
15 4 (0.023%) Maya
15 4 (0.023%) Revit
Business Applications
1 114 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 32 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 30 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
5 29 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 27 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 21 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.10%) Maximo
9 17 (0.096%) Visualfiles
10 14 (0.079%) thinkFolio
10 14 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
11 13 (0.074%) HFM
11 13 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (0.074%) SAP Business One
12 12 (0.068%) JDE OneWorld
12 12 (0.068%) Markit EDM
13 10 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
13 10 (0.057%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,810 (27.26%) Office 365
2 4,274 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,501 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
4 630 (3.57%) SaaS
5 606 (3.43%) IaaS
6 582 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 450 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 422 (2.39%) PaaS
9 338 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 232 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 194 (1.10%) GitHub
12 172 (0.97%) OneDrive
13 163 (0.92%) Amazon S3
13 163 (0.92%) Power Platform
14 162 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
15 158 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 151 (0.86%) Serverless
17 149 (0.84%) Mimecast
18 117 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 107 (0.61%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 2,772 (15.71%) Firewall
2 2,489 (14.10%) DNS
3 1,913 (10.84%) DHCP
4 1,695 (9.60%) TCP/IP
5 1,463 (8.29%) LAN
6 1,445 (8.19%) WAN
7 1,116 (6.32%) VPN
8 1,060 (6.01%) SAN
9 674 (3.82%) VLAN
10 652 (3.69%) VoIP
11 621 (3.52%) Skype
12 614 (3.48%) Network Security
13 606 (3.43%) Internet
14 482 (2.73%) Wireless
15 317 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
16 301 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
17 289 (1.64%) NAS
18 237 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
18 237 (1.34%) SSL
19 223 (1.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,169 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 581 (3.29%) MySQL
3 462 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 340 (1.93%) NoSQL
4 340 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 306 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 276 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 273 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 270 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
9 258 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
10 195 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 192 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 174 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
13 145 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 145 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
14 144 (0.82%) Big Data
15 138 (0.78%) Hadoop
16 133 (0.75%) Power BI
17 104 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 101 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,007 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 841 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 679 (3.85%) JIRA
4 521 (2.95%) Visual Studio
5 472 (2.67%) TeamCity
6 438 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 397 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 267 (1.51%) Selenium
9 264 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 259 (1.47%) Subversion
11 143 (0.81%) Cucumber
11 143 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
12 140 (0.79%) Maven
13 126 (0.71%) JMeter
14 125 (0.71%) NUnit
15 115 (0.65%) Travis CI
16 114 (0.65%) Bitbucket Server
17 101 (0.57%) Bitbucket
18 99 (0.56%) SpecFlow
19 98 (0.56%) GitLab
General
1 2,759 (15.63%) Finance
2 740 (4.19%) Banking
3 563 (3.19%) Retail
4 500 (2.83%) Legal
5 469 (2.66%) Law
6 395 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 287 (1.63%) Marketing
8 242 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 186 (1.05%) Back Office
10 164 (0.93%) Advertising
11 156 (0.88%) Electronics
11 156 (0.88%) Games
12 125 (0.71%) Front Office
13 112 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 110 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 93 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 66 (0.37%) Billing
17 59 (0.33%) Military
18 57 (0.32%) Automotive
19 47 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,178 (18.01%) Analyst
2 2,011 (11.40%) Support Engineer
3 1,883 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,664 (9.43%) Developer
5 1,580 (8.95%) Support Analyst
6 1,542 (8.74%) IT Support
7 1,160 (6.57%) IT Engineer
8 964 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 898 (5.09%) IT Analyst
10 749 (4.24%) Administrator
11 684 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
12 655 (3.71%) Windows Engineer
13 648 (3.67%) Service Analyst
14 647 (3.67%) IT Support Engineer
15 627 (3.55%) Software Engineer
16 608 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
17 606 (3.43%) Desktop Support
18 588 (3.33%) Consultant
19 587 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 583 (3.30%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,974 (11.19%) .NET
2 887 (5.03%) Web Services
3 868 (4.92%) HTML
4 750 (4.25%) ASP.NET
5 684 (3.88%) CSS
6 500 (2.83%) .NET Framework
7 483 (2.74%) XML
8 459 (2.60%) AngularJS
9 410 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 400 (2.27%) JSON
11 375 (2.12%) Node.js
12 366 (2.07%) jQuery
13 334 (1.89%) REST
14 295 (1.67%) WPF
15 294 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 292 (1.65%) WCF
17 268 (1.52%) React
18 267 (1.51%) RESTful
19 251 (1.42%) .NET Core
20 244 (1.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,135 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1,038 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 845 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
4 694 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 464 (2.63%) Clustering
6 449 (2.54%) Fintech
7 419 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 403 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 342 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
10 338 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 308 (1.75%) Replication
12 264 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
13 241 (1.37%) iPhone
14 234 (1.33%) User Experience
15 222 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
16 188 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
17 187 (1.06%) PKI
18 184 (1.04%) Client/Server
19 180 (1.02%) Fat Client
19 180 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6,645 (37.65%) Windows Server
2 4,880 (27.65%) Linux
3 3,224 (18.27%) Windows 10
4 2,589 (14.67%) Windows 7
5 2,476 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,032 (11.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,414 (8.01%) Unix
8 699 (3.96%) Windows 8
9 636 (3.60%) Android
10 594 (3.37%) Apple iOS
11 466 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 406 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 337 (1.91%) Mac OS
14 314 (1.78%) Mac OS X
15 301 (1.71%) CentOS
16 296 (1.68%) Windows XP
17 273 (1.55%) Ubuntu
18 140 (0.79%) Debian
19 136 (0.77%) AIX
20 112 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,467 (19.65%) ITIL
2 2,606 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
3 2,362 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2,234 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
5 1,914 (10.85%) DevOps
6 995 (5.64%) Software Engineering
7 965 (5.47%) Migration
8 830 (4.70%) Project Management
9 820 (4.65%) Computer Science
10 810 (4.59%) Information Security
11 809 (4.58%) Mentoring
12 802 (4.54%) Service Delivery
13 780 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
14 776 (4.40%) Test Automation
15 775 (4.39%) Cybersecurity
16 768 (4.35%) Configuration Management
17 728 (4.13%) Service Management
18 714 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
19 655 (3.71%) Scrum
20 612 (3.47%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3,942 (22.34%) SQL
2 2,856 (16.18%) PowerShell
3 2,127 (12.05%) C#
4 1,595 (9.04%) Python
5 1,284 (7.28%) Java
6 1,229 (6.96%) JavaScript
7 797 (4.52%) C++
8 769 (4.36%) Bash Shell
9 513 (2.91%) C
10 509 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 420 (2.38%) Ruby
12 326 (1.85%) PHP
13 318 (1.80%) Perl
14 238 (1.35%) VB
15 229 (1.30%) VBScript
16 227 (1.29%) Shell Script
17 205 (1.16%) VB.NET
18 138 (0.78%) PL/SQL
19 125 (0.71%) Go
20 75 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,693 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,683 (9.54%) Degree
3 1,046 (5.93%) Security Cleared
4 974 (5.52%) MCSE
5 798 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
6 694 (3.93%) MCSA
7 629 (3.56%) CCNA
8 583 (3.30%) SC Cleared
9 467 (2.65%) MCP
10 435 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 338 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 336 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
13 329 (1.86%) DV Cleared
14 323 (1.83%) CISSP
15 262 (1.48%) CCNP
16 190 (1.08%) A+ Certification
17 185 (1.05%) MCITP
18 117 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 116 (0.66%) GIAC
20 115 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,343 (7.61%) SLA
2 521 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 484 (2.74%) QA
4 367 (2.08%) GDPR
5 197 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 177 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 75 (0.42%) PMO
8 73 (0.41%) COBIT
9 57 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 50 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 49 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 49 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 43 (0.24%) HIPAA
13 42 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 33 (0.19%) WAI
15 30 (0.17%) HL7
15 30 (0.17%) ISO 22301
16 27 (0.15%) JSP 440
17 26 (0.15%) Data Quality
17 26 (0.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 7,513 (42.57%) Active Directory
2 2,978 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,305 (13.06%) Hyper-V
4 909 (5.15%) Docker
5 681 (3.86%) vSphere
6 675 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
7 631 (3.58%) XenApp
8 386 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
9 355 (2.01%) XenDesktop
10 280 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
11 272 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 148 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
13 116 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 116 (0.66%) Firmware
14 112 (0.63%) BitLocker
15 109 (0.62%) Terminal Services
16 93 (0.53%) VirtualBox
17 84 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
18 67 (0.38%) VMware NSX
19 65 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,875 (10.62%) SCCM
2 1,061 (6.01%) Ansible
3 873 (4.95%) Puppet
4 610 (3.46%) Terraform
5 601 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
6 558 (3.16%) Kubernetes
7 490 (2.78%) SCOM
8 364 (2.06%) WSUS
9 360 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
10 249 (1.41%) Nagios
11 203 (1.15%) Backup Exec
12 198 (1.12%) vCenter Server
13 164 (0.93%) SCVMM
14 141 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
15 128 (0.73%) AirWatch
16 127 (0.72%) SCOrch
17 115 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
18 112 (0.63%) Packer
19 107 (0.61%) Salt
20 100 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 7,596 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 4,767 (27.01%) VMware
3 2,282 (12.93%) Cisco
4 2,092 (11.85%) Citrix
5 1,019 (5.77%) Oracle
6 1,008 (5.71%) HP
7 610 (3.46%) Dell
8 585 (3.31%) Apple
9 494 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 481 (2.73%) Veeam
11 459 (2.60%) NetApp
12 402 (2.28%) Google
13 394 (2.23%) IBM
14 325 (1.84%) Splunk
15 314 (1.78%) EMC
16 297 (1.68%) SAP
16 297 (1.68%) ServiceNow
17 295 (1.67%) Symantec
18 260 (1.47%) SolarWinds
19 239 (1.35%) Avaya