Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 16,758 20,234 23,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.74% 13.67% 13.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.23% 58.82% 56.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13,777 16,547 19,482
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,600 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +1.27%

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 27,823 34,402 41,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.82% 23.24% 24.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22,403 27,774 33,685
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -1 6,470 £47,500 -5.00% 862
South East 0 3,874 £37,500 -2.60% 743
North of England -1 2,224 £36,000 -4.00% 713
Midlands -1 1,680 £37,500 - 440
South West +4 1,470 £35,000 -6.67% 317
North West -1 1,244 £35,000 -7.89% 393
West Midlands +2 1,098 £37,500 - 261
East of England 0 979 £38,500 +2.67% 326
Yorkshire -1 818 £37,500 - 238
East Midlands +2 582 £35,500 -5.33% 177
North East 0 162 £33,000 -5.71% 82
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 7,460 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 7,267 (43.36%) Active Directory
3 6,029 (35.98%) Windows Server
4 5,505 (32.85%) Office 365
5 4,551 (27.16%) VMware
6 4,393 (26.21%) Azure
7 4,109 (24.52%) Linux
8 3,953 (23.59%) Windows 10
9 3,168 (18.90%) ITIL
10 3,018 (18.01%) SQL
11 2,842 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2,789 (16.64%) SQL Server
13 2,536 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
14 2,512 (14.99%) Finance
15 2,490 (14.86%) PowerShell
16 2,472 (14.75%) Firewall
17 2,355 (14.05%) AWS
18 2,352 (14.04%) Windows 7
19 2,332 (13.92%) DNS
20 2,226 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
21 2,195 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
22 2,182 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
23 2,139 (12.76%) Citrix
24 2,108 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 2,063 (12.31%) Cisco
26 2,034 (12.14%) MS Exchange
27 2,005 (11.96%) SCCM
28 1,919 (11.45%) Hyper-V
29 1,882 (11.23%) C#
30 1,853 (11.06%) DHCP

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 2,034 (12.14%) MS Exchange
2 1,110 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 847 (5.05%) IIS
4 553 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 504 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 488 (2.91%) Skype for Business
7 214 (1.28%) Apache
7 214 (1.28%) Confluence
8 165 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 118 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 115 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
11 82 (0.49%) CMS
12 77 (0.46%) nginx
13 75 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 64 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 60 (0.36%) IBM Notes
15 60 (0.36%) JBoss
16 57 (0.34%) OpenStack
17 54 (0.32%) WebLogic
18 40 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2,536 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 400 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 216 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 136 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 57 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 29 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 29 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 14 (0.084%) Simulink
10 6 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.036%) NUKE
10 6 (0.036%) Steinberg Cubase
11 5 (0.030%) CATIA
11 5 (0.030%) Maya
12 4 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.024%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.024%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.018%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 92 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 28 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 20 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 19 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 15 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
8 14 (0.084%) assyst
9 13 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.078%) thinkFolio
10 11 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
10 11 (0.066%) Workfront
11 10 (0.060%) NetSuite
11 10 (0.060%) Sage 200
12 9 (0.054%) Exchequer
12 9 (0.054%) SAP BPC
13 8 (0.048%) Distributed Ledger
13 8 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
13 8 (0.048%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 5,505 (32.85%) Office 365
2 4,393 (26.21%) Azure
3 2,355 (14.05%) AWS
4 685 (4.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 486 (2.90%) SaaS
6 479 (2.86%) IaaS
7 370 (2.21%) GCP
8 311 (1.86%) PaaS
9 272 (1.62%) OneDrive
10 243 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 181 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 173 (1.03%) Power Platform
13 157 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
14 140 (0.84%) Serverless
15 136 (0.81%) G Suite
16 123 (0.73%) GitHub
17 121 (0.72%) Mimecast
18 119 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 111 (0.66%) Amazon S3
20 98 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,472 (14.75%) Firewall
2 2,332 (13.92%) DNS
3 1,853 (11.06%) DHCP
4 1,755 (10.47%) TCP/IP
5 1,399 (8.35%) LAN
6 1,374 (8.20%) WAN
7 888 (5.30%) SAN
8 866 (5.17%) VPN
9 673 (4.02%) VoIP
10 590 (3.52%) Wireless
11 584 (3.48%) Skype
12 556 (3.32%) Internet
13 530 (3.16%) VLAN
14 349 (2.08%) Network Security
15 345 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
16 295 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
17 293 (1.75%) NAS
18 179 (1.07%) HTTP
19 172 (1.03%) SMTP
20 170 (1.01%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,789 (16.64%) SQL Server
2 448 (2.67%) MySQL
3 301 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 236 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 216 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 197 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 186 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 184 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 184 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 176 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 157 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 156 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 153 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
13 145 (0.87%) Power BI
14 139 (0.83%) Big Data
15 117 (0.70%) MongoDB
16 99 (0.59%) RDBMS
17 86 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 78 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
19 71 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 839 (5.01%) Git (software)
2 612 (3.65%) Jenkins
3 536 (3.20%) JIRA
4 422 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 346 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 262 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 243 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 210 (1.25%) Subversion
9 157 (0.94%) Selenium
10 126 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 123 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
12 116 (0.69%) MSI
13 111 (0.66%) Bitbucket
14 106 (0.63%) Maven
15 83 (0.50%) Cucumber
16 77 (0.46%) JMeter
17 72 (0.43%) GitLab
18 70 (0.42%) NUnit
19 69 (0.41%) JUnit
20 59 (0.35%) Postman
General
1 2,512 (14.99%) Finance
2 589 (3.51%) Retail
3 495 (2.95%) Banking
4 476 (2.84%) Law
5 469 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 446 (2.66%) Public Sector
7 399 (2.38%) Legal
8 267 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 256 (1.53%) Marketing
10 173 (1.03%) Aerospace
11 169 (1.01%) Games
12 159 (0.95%) Electronics
13 128 (0.76%) Back Office
14 118 (0.70%) Advertising
15 105 (0.63%) Military
16 101 (0.60%) Automotive
17 89 (0.53%) Front Office
18 88 (0.53%) Financial Institution
19 68 (0.41%) French Language
20 61 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,862 (17.08%) Analyst
2 2,122 (12.66%) Support Engineer
3 1,775 (10.59%) IT Support
4 1,647 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,409 (8.41%) Support Analyst
6 1,378 (8.22%) Developer
7 1,219 (7.27%) IT Engineer
8 999 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 784 (4.68%) IT Analyst
10 779 (4.65%) Service Analyst
11 732 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
12 703 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
13 697 (4.16%) Administrator
13 697 (4.16%) Consultant
14 669 (3.99%) Software Engineer
15 659 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
16 629 (3.75%) Desktop Support
17 613 (3.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 610 (3.64%) Architect
19 594 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,635 (9.76%) .NET
2 672 (4.01%) HTML
3 656 (3.91%) Web Services
4 628 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 545 (3.25%) CSS
6 443 (2.64%) AngularJS
7 436 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 400 (2.39%) XML
9 391 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 341 (2.03%) Node.js
11 340 (2.03%) WPF
12 308 (1.84%) REST
13 302 (1.80%) WCF
14 300 (1.79%) jQuery
15 274 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 249 (1.49%) .NET Core
17 246 (1.47%) WinForms
18 241 (1.44%) JSON
19 215 (1.28%) React
20 203 (1.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,146 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 964 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 952 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 704 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
5 417 (2.49%) Driving Licence
6 365 (2.18%) Clustering
7 351 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
8 344 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 313 (1.87%) User Experience
10 301 (1.80%) Replication
11 268 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
12 234 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 216 (1.29%) iPhone
14 180 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
15 174 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
16 173 (1.03%) Blackberry
17 172 (1.03%) Smartphone
18 157 (0.94%) Client/Server
19 153 (0.91%) Private Cloud
20 144 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6,029 (35.98%) Windows Server
2 4,109 (24.52%) Linux
3 3,953 (23.59%) Windows 10
4 2,352 (14.04%) Windows 7
5 2,226 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,534 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,061 (6.33%) Unix
8 662 (3.95%) Android
9 591 (3.53%) Windows 8
10 573 (3.42%) Apple iOS
11 445 (2.66%) Mac OS
12 398 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 273 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 248 (1.48%) CentOS
15 240 (1.43%) Mac OS X
16 210 (1.25%) Ubuntu
17 177 (1.06%) Windows XP
18 117 (0.70%) Solaris
19 72 (0.43%) Debian
20 67 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,168 (18.90%) ITIL
2 2,195 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
3 2,182 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
4 2,108 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,658 (9.89%) DevOps
6 1,038 (6.19%) Software Engineering
7 925 (5.52%) Migration
8 888 (5.30%) Mentoring
9 760 (4.54%) Configuration Management
10 754 (4.50%) Computer Science
11 750 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
12 736 (4.39%) Service Management
13 693 (4.14%) Information Security
14 682 (4.07%) Service Delivery
15 661 (3.94%) Change Management
16 655 (3.91%) Project Management
17 641 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
18 618 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
19 543 (3.24%) Incident Management
20 541 (3.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3,018 (18.01%) SQL
2 2,490 (14.86%) PowerShell
3 1,882 (11.23%) C#
4 1,429 (8.53%) Python
5 952 (5.68%) Java
6 938 (5.60%) JavaScript
7 762 (4.55%) C++
8 644 (3.84%) Bash Shell
9 527 (3.14%) C
10 432 (2.58%) T-SQL
11 297 (1.77%) Ruby
12 232 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 230 (1.37%) VB
14 224 (1.34%) PHP
15 222 (1.32%) Perl
16 176 (1.05%) VBScript
17 142 (0.85%) VB.NET
18 134 (0.80%) PL/SQL
19 132 (0.79%) Go
20 103 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,672 (9.98%) Degree
2 1,531 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 879 (5.25%) MCSE
4 775 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 734 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
6 636 (3.80%) MCSA
7 591 (3.53%) CCNA
8 435 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 407 (2.43%) SC Cleared
10 403 (2.40%) MCP
11 281 (1.68%) CCNP
12 277 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 253 (1.51%) DV Cleared
14 209 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
15 205 (1.22%) CISSP
16 166 (0.99%) DBS Check
17 147 (0.88%) A+ Certification
18 139 (0.83%) MCITP
19 114 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
20 87 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,366 (8.15%) SLA
2 464 (2.77%) QA
3 337 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 180 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 160 (0.95%) GDPR
6 90 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 56 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 49 (0.29%) COBIT
9 45 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 43 (0.26%) NIST
11 33 (0.20%) DICOM
12 26 (0.16%) PMO
13 17 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 17 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 15 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 15 (0.090%) NCSC
15 14 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 12 (0.072%) Data Quality
16 12 (0.072%) HL7
17 11 (0.066%) HIPAA
System Software
1 7,267 (43.36%) Active Directory
2 2,842 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,919 (11.45%) Hyper-V
4 842 (5.02%) Docker
5 695 (4.15%) XenApp
6 599 (3.57%) vSphere
7 527 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
8 456 (2.72%) XenDesktop
9 355 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 195 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
11 167 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 148 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
13 135 (0.81%) Firmware
14 125 (0.75%) Terminal Services
15 86 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 80 (0.48%) VMware NSX
17 79 (0.47%) BitLocker
18 77 (0.46%) VirtualBox
19 51 (0.30%) NFS
20 49 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 2,005 (11.96%) SCCM
2 829 (4.95%) Ansible
3 620 (3.70%) Puppet
4 592 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 588 (3.51%) Terraform
6 567 (3.38%) Kubernetes
7 432 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
8 371 (2.21%) SCOM
9 359 (2.14%) WSUS
10 214 (1.28%) Nagios
11 184 (1.10%) vCenter Server
12 167 (1.00%) Backup Exec
13 111 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
14 97 (0.58%) SCVMM
15 96 (0.57%) ZABBIX
16 93 (0.55%) AirWatch
16 93 (0.55%) NetBackup
17 92 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
18 90 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
19 88 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7,460 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 4,551 (27.16%) VMware
3 2,139 (12.76%) Citrix
4 2,063 (12.31%) Cisco
5 865 (5.16%) Oracle
6 827 (4.93%) HP
7 612 (3.65%) Apple
8 492 (2.94%) Dell
9 486 (2.90%) Veeam
10 426 (2.54%) ServiceNow
11 381 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 370 (2.21%) NetApp
13 361 (2.15%) Google
14 311 (1.86%) Splunk
15 263 (1.57%) SAP
16 259 (1.55%) EMC
17 249 (1.49%) Symantec
18 240 (1.43%) IBM
18 240 (1.43%) Meraki
19 223 (1.33%) SolarWinds