Period
to 20 October 2017

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

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 22917 26409 32722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.02% 14.66% 15.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.02% 58.67% 59.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19310 23045 28405
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £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 40907 45013 54667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 25.03% 24.98% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 33098 38501 46519
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.38%

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 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 9371 £48,500 +2.11% 390
South East -4 4877 £37,500 -6.25% 283
North of England -1 3231 £33,500 -5.63% 227
Midlands -1 2011 £35,000 +7.69% 141
East of England +3 1951 £39,000 -2.50% 113
North West 0 1799 £35,000 -6.67% 123
South West -2 1520 £36,000 +10.77% 73
West Midlands 0 1258 £35,000 +7.69% 82
Yorkshire -3 1233 £32,500 -7.14% 87
East Midlands -2 748 £32,500 -2.99% 59
North East +3 198 £32,500 -7.14% 17
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 9418 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 8857 (38.65%) Active Directory
3 8352 (36.44%) Windows Server
4 6328 (27.61%) VMware
5 5863 (25.58%) Linux
6 5339 (23.30%) SQL
7 5081 (22.17%) SQL Server
8 4506 (19.66%) Finance
9 4464 (19.48%) ITIL
10 3915 (17.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 3880 (16.93%) Office 365
12 3842 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3682 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 3644 (15.90%) Windows 7
15 3600 (15.71%) MS Exchange
16 3446 (15.04%) Firewall
17 3410 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
18 3286 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
19 3264 (14.24%) Cisco
20 3177 (13.86%) C#
21 3045 (13.29%) Citrix
22 3040 (13.27%) .NET
23 2962 (12.92%) PowerShell
24 2875 (12.55%) Degree
25 2793 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
26 2716 (11.85%) DNS
27 2561 (11.18%) Windows 10
28 2499 (10.90%) Hyper-V
29 2490 (10.87%) TCP/IP
30 2371 (10.35%) 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 3600 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 1737 (7.58%) IIS
3 1627 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1405 (6.13%) SharePoint
5 955 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 878 (3.83%) Skype for Business
7 657 (2.87%) Apache
8 502 (2.19%) Tomcat
9 402 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 268 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
10 268 (1.17%) JBoss
11 250 (1.09%) Confluence
12 226 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
13 217 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 212 (0.93%) WebSphere
15 198 (0.86%) CMS
16 182 (0.79%) WebLogic
17 169 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
18 147 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
19 145 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3410 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
2 549 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 236 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 140 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 83 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 58 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 18 (0.079%) AutoCAD
10 17 (0.074%) Acrobat
11 16 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
12 14 (0.061%) InDesign
12 14 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
13 10 (0.044%) Simulink
14 9 (0.039%) Maya
15 8 (0.035%) InfoPath
16 7 (0.031%) CINEMA 4D
17 6 (0.026%) Doxygen
17 6 (0.026%) Houdini
17 6 (0.026%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 229 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (0.36%) ION MarketView
3 64 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 54 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 50 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 26 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 22 (0.096%) assyst
9 21 (0.092%) MetaTrader
9 21 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
10 19 (0.083%) Visualfiles
11 17 (0.074%) SAP BPC
12 15 (0.065%) Exstream
12 15 (0.065%) Markit EDM
12 15 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 15 (0.065%) SAP ERP
13 14 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
13 14 (0.061%) thinkFolio
14 13 (0.057%) Magento
14 13 (0.057%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 3880 (16.93%) Office 365
2 2793 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1983 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
4 597 (2.61%) IaaS
5 545 (2.38%) SaaS
6 343 (1.50%) PaaS
7 241 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 197 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 161 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 160 (0.70%) Mimecast
11 131 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 129 (0.56%) G Suite
13 120 (0.52%) GitHub
14 105 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
15 102 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 100 (0.44%) OneDrive
17 77 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 73 (0.32%) Amazon S3
19 42 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
20 33 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3446 (15.04%) Firewall
2 2716 (11.85%) DNS
3 2490 (10.87%) TCP/IP
4 2047 (8.93%) DHCP
4 2047 (8.93%) SAN
5 1831 (7.99%) WAN
6 1811 (7.90%) LAN
7 1518 (6.62%) VPN
8 839 (3.66%) VoIP
9 820 (3.58%) Internet
10 769 (3.36%) Skype
11 690 (3.01%) VLAN
12 627 (2.74%) Wireless
13 565 (2.47%) Network Security
14 437 (1.91%) NAS
15 366 (1.60%) MPLS
16 364 (1.59%) SSL
17 347 (1.51%) HTTP
18 338 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
19 330 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5081 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 857 (3.74%) MySQL
3 723 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 583 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 494 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 470 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 437 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 409 (1.78%) NoSQL
9 399 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 337 (1.47%) MongoDB
11 317 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 280 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 254 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
14 251 (1.10%) Big Data
15 241 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
16 229 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 227 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 216 (0.94%) Hadoop
19 167 (0.73%) Redis
20 152 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 985 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 829 (3.62%) JIRA
3 795 (3.47%) Visual Studio
4 679 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 584 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 482 (2.10%) TeamCity
7 479 (2.09%) Subversion
8 404 (1.76%) NUnit
9 353 (1.54%) Selenium
10 342 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
11 262 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
12 225 (0.98%) Moq
13 218 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 200 (0.87%) MSTest
15 181 (0.79%) JUnit
16 174 (0.76%) Maven
17 155 (0.68%) Hudson
18 136 (0.59%) MSI
19 129 (0.56%) Cucumber
20 126 (0.55%) Eclipse
General
1 4506 (19.66%) Finance
2 1556 (6.79%) Banking
3 906 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 757 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 649 (2.83%) Retail
6 602 (2.63%) Legal
7 555 (2.42%) Law
7 555 (2.42%) Marketing
8 548 (2.39%) Retail Banking
9 472 (2.06%) Manufacturing
10 335 (1.46%) Back Office
11 309 (1.35%) Games
12 285 (1.24%) Electronics
13 283 (1.23%) Advertising
14 263 (1.15%) Front Office
15 170 (0.74%) Publishing
16 169 (0.74%) Financial Institution
17 124 (0.54%) Automotive
18 86 (0.38%) Military
19 84 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4145 (18.09%) Analyst
2 2992 (13.06%) Developer
3 2754 (12.02%) Support Engineer
4 2186 (9.54%) Support Analyst
5 2008 (8.76%) IT Support
6 1911 (8.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1276 (5.57%) IT Engineer
8 1273 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 1132 (4.94%) Administrator
10 1101 (4.80%) Desktop Support
11 1084 (4.73%) .NET Developer
12 1055 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
13 987 (4.31%) C# Developer
14 936 (4.08%) Applications Support
15 909 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 894 (3.90%) IT Analyst
17 893 (3.90%) Service Analyst
18 879 (3.84%) Software Engineer
19 803 (3.50%) IT Support Engineer
20 777 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3040 (13.27%) .NET
2 1441 (6.29%) HTML
3 1430 (6.24%) ASP.NET
4 1182 (5.16%) Web Services
5 1062 (4.63%) CSS
6 872 (3.81%) XML
7 685 (2.99%) WPF
8 680 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 678 (2.96%) jQuery
10 641 (2.80%) .NET Framework
11 613 (2.67%) WinForms
12 587 (2.56%) AngularJS
13 562 (2.45%) WCF
14 464 (2.02%) HTML5
15 438 (1.91%) SOAP
16 387 (1.69%) JSON
17 320 (1.40%) Ajax
17 320 (1.40%) REST
18 306 (1.34%) Entity Framework
19 294 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1619 (7.06%) Computer Science
2 1573 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1289 (5.62%) Data Centre
4 806 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 606 (2.64%) Clustering
6 597 (2.61%) User Experience
7 560 (2.44%) Driving Licence
8 497 (2.17%) Blackberry
9 394 (1.72%) Client/Server
10 352 (1.54%) Replication
11 344 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 329 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
13 323 (1.41%) Hedge funds
14 310 (1.35%) Algorithms
15 307 (1.34%) Mobile App
16 304 (1.33%) Fintech
17 303 (1.32%) iPad
18 226 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
19 225 (0.98%) iPhone
20 224 (0.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8352 (36.44%) Windows Server
2 5863 (25.58%) Linux
3 3915 (17.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 3682 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 3644 (15.90%) Windows 7
6 2561 (11.18%) Windows 10
7 2261 (9.87%) Unix
8 1158 (5.05%) Windows 8
9 1059 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 1021 (4.46%) Android
11 848 (3.70%) Apple iOS
12 652 (2.85%) Mac OS X
13 600 (2.62%) Windows XP
14 569 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 416 (1.82%) CentOS
16 369 (1.61%) Solaris
17 351 (1.53%) Mac OS
18 237 (1.03%) Ubuntu
19 162 (0.71%) AIX
20 150 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4464 (19.48%) ITIL
2 3286 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
3 1696 (7.40%) DevOps
4 1549 (6.76%) Software Engineering
5 1186 (5.18%) Scrum
6 1177 (5.14%) MVC
7 1145 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1085 (4.73%) Project Management
9 1002 (4.37%) TDD
10 955 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 935 (4.08%) Service Management
12 873 (3.81%) Change Management
13 870 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 869 (3.79%) Migration
15 855 (3.73%) Asset Management
16 852 (3.72%) Mentoring
17 840 (3.67%) OO
18 820 (3.58%) Test Automation
19 792 (3.46%) Configuration Management
20 788 (3.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5339 (23.30%) SQL
2 3177 (13.86%) C#
3 2962 (12.92%) PowerShell
4 2119 (9.25%) Java
5 1839 (8.02%) JavaScript
6 1746 (7.62%) Python
7 1544 (6.74%) C++
8 865 (3.77%) C
9 839 (3.66%) T-SQL
10 801 (3.50%) Bash Shell
11 643 (2.81%) Perl
12 540 (2.36%) PHP
13 508 (2.22%) Shell Script
14 452 (1.97%) Ruby
15 407 (1.78%) VB
16 371 (1.62%) VB.NET
17 275 (1.20%) VBScript
18 162 (0.71%) PL/SQL
19 159 (0.69%) VBA
20 131 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2875 (12.55%) Degree
2 2371 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1479 (6.45%) MCSE
4 1340 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1012 (4.42%) CCNA
6 966 (4.22%) Security Cleared
7 839 (3.66%) MCSA
8 703 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 698 (3.05%) MCP
10 581 (2.54%) SC Cleared
11 471 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 447 (1.95%) CISSP
13 417 (1.82%) CCNP
14 401 (1.75%) MCITP
15 383 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
16 362 (1.58%) DV Cleared
17 304 (1.33%) A+ Certification
18 302 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
19 237 (1.03%) CISM
20 217 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1423 (6.21%) SLA
2 692 (3.02%) QA
3 644 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 347 (1.51%) PCI DSS
5 125 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 122 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 108 (0.47%) GDPR
8 76 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 70 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 69 (0.30%) PMO
11 66 (0.29%) Data Quality
12 58 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 54 (0.24%) COBIT
14 52 (0.23%) SEPA
15 48 (0.21%) NIST 800
16 44 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 28 (0.12%) GCP
18 21 (0.092%) ISO 22301
19 18 (0.079%) HIPAA
20 16 (0.070%) HL7
System Software
1 8857 (38.65%) Active Directory
2 3842 (16.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2499 (10.90%) Hyper-V
4 1023 (4.46%) vSphere
5 930 (4.06%) XenApp
6 842 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 573 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 509 (2.22%) Docker
9 429 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
10 245 (1.07%) Terminal Services
10 245 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
11 244 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 208 (0.91%) XenServer
13 148 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 111 (0.48%) Firmware
15 93 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
16 87 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 86 (0.38%) NFS
18 78 (0.34%) KVM
19 71 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1901 (8.30%) SCCM
2 906 (3.95%) Puppet
3 731 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
4 668 (2.91%) Ansible
5 660 (2.88%) SCOM
6 375 (1.64%) WSUS
7 355 (1.55%) Backup Exec
8 339 (1.48%) Nagios
9 278 (1.21%) vCenter Server
10 202 (0.88%) AirWatch
11 188 (0.82%) Terraform
12 175 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
13 136 (0.59%) Kubernetes
14 131 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
15 127 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
16 107 (0.47%) ZABBIX
17 106 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 101 (0.44%) NetBackup
19 94 (0.41%) Nessus
20 93 (0.41%) Opsview
Vendors
1 9418 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 6328 (27.61%) VMware
3 3264 (14.24%) Cisco
4 3045 (13.29%) Citrix
5 1586 (6.92%) Oracle
6 1408 (6.14%) HP
7 724 (3.16%) Apple
8 710 (3.10%) NetApp
9 697 (3.04%) Red Hat
10 647 (2.82%) Dell
11 542 (2.37%) Veeam
12 444 (1.94%) IBM
13 439 (1.92%) Juniper
14 398 (1.74%) Google
15 383 (1.67%) Symantec
16 362 (1.58%) SAP
17 342 (1.49%) Splunk
18 339 (1.48%) CheckPoint
19 330 (1.44%) EMC
20 328 (1.43%) McAfee