Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7,628 13,687 18,424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 10.32% 13.04% 13.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.37% 60.63% 57.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6,415 11,372 15,172
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,750
25th Percentile £31,530 £30,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% - +3.75%

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 14,566 22,573 32,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.70% 21.50% 23.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11,879 18,517 26,110
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,667
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in England

Windows
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in England.

Salary trend for Windows in England

Windows
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -13 2,459 £56,878 +13.76% 420
South East -4 1,474 £42,500 +6.25% 278
North of England -1 1,358 £40,000 +1.27% 324
Midlands -2 973 £40,000 +6.67% 260
South West -9 821 £37,500 +7.14% 186
West Midlands -1 639 £40,000 - 165
North West -4 624 £42,500 +6.25% 174
Yorkshire 0 593 £40,000 -2.44% 109
East of England -4 442 £41,500 +3.75% 131
East Midlands -4 328 £37,750 +7.86% 95
North East -7 141 £40,000 +23.08% 41
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 3,599 (47.18%) Microsoft
2 3,380 (44.31%) Active Directory
3 3,148 (41.27%) Windows Server
4 3,032 (39.75%) Azure
5 2,827 (37.06%) Microsoft 365
6 2,417 (31.69%) VMware
7 2,174 (28.50%) Linux
8 1,555 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,537 (20.15%) Windows 10
10 1,451 (19.02%) PowerShell
11 1,449 (19.00%) SQL
12 1,329 (17.42%) Firewall
13 1,214 (15.92%) ITIL
14 1,208 (15.84%) DevOps
15 1,198 (15.71%) SQL Server
16 1,191 (15.61%) AWS
17 1,149 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,038 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
19 1,031 (13.52%) DNS
20 1,019 (13.36%) Finance
21 972 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
22 903 (11.84%) Cisco
22 903 (11.84%) Hyper-V
23 901 (11.81%) Citrix
24 863 (11.31%) Microsoft Office
25 787 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
26 760 (9.96%) SCCM
27 752 (9.86%) DHCP
28 743 (9.74%) Python
29 741 (9.71%) MS Exchange

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
1 741 (9.71%) MS Exchange
2 642 (8.42%) SharePoint
3 428 (5.61%) IIS
4 182 (2.39%) Confluence
5 147 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 144 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 117 (1.53%) Apache
8 71 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 67 (0.88%) CMS
10 49 (0.64%) nginx
11 45 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 44 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 43 (0.56%) WordPress
14 42 (0.55%) Tomcat
15 30 (0.39%) Umbraco
16 26 (0.34%) EPiServer
17 25 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
18 23 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
19 22 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
19 22 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 863 (11.31%) Microsoft Office
2 136 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 25 (0.33%) Revit
7 14 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.12%) Simulink
9 6 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.079%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.052%) Sketch
11 3 (0.039%) Houdini
11 3 (0.039%) InVision
11 3 (0.039%) Maya
11 3 (0.039%) NUKE
11 3 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.039%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.026%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 48 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 14 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.18%) nopCommerce
4 14 (0.18%) SAP Business One
5 13 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.14%) Workfront
7 8 (0.10%) Eikon
8 7 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.092%) Sage 200
9 5 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.052%) Bond Adapt
10 4 (0.052%) Endur
10 4 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.052%) Relativity
10 4 (0.052%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.052%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.052%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3,032 (39.75%) Azure
2 2,827 (37.06%) Microsoft 365
3 1,191 (15.61%) AWS
4 633 (8.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 390 (5.11%) IaaS
6 349 (4.58%) SaaS
7 293 (3.84%) PaaS
8 209 (2.74%) GCP
9 150 (1.97%) OneDrive
10 136 (1.78%) GitHub
11 126 (1.65%) Power Platform
12 110 (1.44%) Mimecast
13 97 (1.27%) Serverless
14 86 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
15 69 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
16 65 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
17 57 (0.75%) Google Workspace
18 54 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
19 49 (0.64%) Amazon S3
20 40 (0.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,329 (17.42%) Firewall
2 1,031 (13.52%) DNS
3 752 (9.86%) DHCP
4 656 (8.60%) TCP/IP
5 565 (7.41%) WAN
6 541 (7.09%) VPN
7 538 (7.05%) LAN
8 452 (5.93%) SAN
9 310 (4.06%) VLAN
10 298 (3.91%) VoIP
11 172 (2.25%) Network Security
12 167 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
13 164 (2.15%) Internet
14 163 (2.14%) Wireless
15 148 (1.94%) Skype
16 146 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
17 106 (1.39%) NAS
18 92 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
19 86 (1.13%) SSL
20 83 (1.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,198 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 160 (2.10%) MySQL
3 152 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 125 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 107 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 106 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
7 101 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 100 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
9 82 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 79 (1.04%) Power BI
11 69 (0.90%) Oracle Database
12 67 (0.88%) NoSQL
13 65 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 58 (0.76%) MongoDB
15 52 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
16 50 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
17 48 (0.63%) Big Data
18 39 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
19 36 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
20 34 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 414 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 318 (4.17%) JIRA
3 273 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 169 (2.22%) TeamCity
4 169 (2.22%) Visual Studio
5 139 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 83 (1.09%) GitLab
7 82 (1.07%) Bitbucket
8 77 (1.01%) Subversion
9 66 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 49 (0.64%) Artifactory
10 49 (0.64%) MSI
11 47 (0.62%) Selenium
12 40 (0.52%) Eclipse
13 31 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 30 (0.39%) Maven
15 29 (0.38%) JMeter
16 25 (0.33%) GoCD
16 25 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
16 25 (0.33%) WiX
General
1 1,019 (13.36%) Finance
2 226 (2.96%) Law
3 207 (2.71%) Legal
4 189 (2.48%) Banking
5 172 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 163 (2.14%) Retail
7 153 (2.01%) Public Sector
8 139 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 120 (1.57%) Back Office
10 101 (1.32%) Marketing
11 96 (1.26%) Electronics
11 96 (1.26%) Games
12 74 (0.97%) Digital Economy
13 59 (0.77%) Front Office
14 49 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 48 (0.63%) Advertising
15 48 (0.63%) Automotive
16 46 (0.60%) Aerospace
17 33 (0.43%) Military
18 31 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,124 (14.74%) Analyst
2 918 (12.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 847 (11.10%) Support Engineer
4 661 (8.67%) IT Support
5 617 (8.09%) Developer
6 610 (8.00%) IT Engineer
7 558 (7.32%) Support Analyst
8 468 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 450 (5.90%) Azure Engineer
10 350 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 331 (4.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 318 (4.17%) IT Analyst
13 310 (4.06%) Administrator
14 285 (3.74%) Architect
15 263 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
16 253 (3.32%) Service Analyst
17 243 (3.19%) Cloud Engineer
18 242 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
19 240 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
20 235 (3.08%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 637 (8.35%) .NET
2 396 (5.19%) HTML
3 343 (4.50%) CSS
4 294 (3.85%) Web Services
5 192 (2.52%) ASP.NET
6 151 (1.98%) HTML5
7 150 (1.97%) AngularJS
8 144 (1.89%) REST
9 141 (1.85%) React
10 140 (1.84%) Node.js
11 127 (1.66%) .NET Core
12 126 (1.65%) .NET Framework
13 102 (1.34%) JSON
14 101 (1.32%) XML
15 99 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 85 (1.11%) Entity Framework
16 85 (1.11%) jQuery
17 83 (1.09%) WPF
18 64 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
19 58 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 554 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 399 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 340 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 279 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 214 (2.81%) Public Cloud
5 214 (2.81%) User Experience
6 198 (2.60%) Clustering
7 166 (2.18%) Driving Licence
8 143 (1.87%) Replication
9 123 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 104 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 92 (1.21%) PKI
12 86 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 84 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
14 78 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 71 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
16 61 (0.80%) Cloud Native
17 58 (0.76%) Mobile App
18 51 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
19 48 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3,148 (41.27%) Windows Server
2 2,174 (28.50%) Linux
3 1,537 (20.15%) Windows 10
4 787 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 725 (9.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 471 (6.17%) Windows 7
6 471 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 440 (5.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 409 (5.36%) Unix
9 261 (3.42%) Android
10 206 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 194 (2.54%) CentOS
12 172 (2.25%) Apple iOS
13 161 (2.11%) Ubuntu
14 135 (1.77%) Mac OS
15 99 (1.30%) Windows 8
16 85 (1.11%) Mac OS X
17 75 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
18 44 (0.58%) VMS
19 41 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,214 (15.92%) ITIL
2 1,208 (15.84%) DevOps
3 1,149 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1,038 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
5 972 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
6 554 (7.26%) Migration
7 457 (5.99%) Infrastructure as Code
8 389 (5.10%) Scrum
9 371 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
10 368 (4.82%) Service Management
11 355 (4.65%) Configuration Management
12 350 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
13 338 (4.43%) Software Engineering
14 326 (4.27%) Project Management
15 320 (4.20%) Mentoring
15 320 (4.20%) Project Delivery
16 314 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
17 305 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
18 304 (3.99%) Computer Science
19 283 (3.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,451 (19.02%) PowerShell
2 1,449 (19.00%) SQL
3 743 (9.74%) Python
4 708 (9.28%) C#
5 455 (5.96%) JavaScript
6 440 (5.77%) Java
7 361 (4.73%) Bash Shell
8 315 (4.13%) C++
9 209 (2.74%) C
10 171 (2.24%) T-SQL
11 141 (1.85%) Perl
12 108 (1.42%) PHP
13 84 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 75 (0.98%) VB
15 74 (0.97%) Ruby
16 70 (0.92%) TypeScript
17 63 (0.83%) VB.NET
18 46 (0.60%) PL/SQL
19 44 (0.58%) Go
20 42 (0.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 623 (8.17%) Degree
2 495 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 416 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 299 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 281 (3.68%) MCSE
6 277 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
7 213 (2.79%) CCNA
8 172 (2.25%) MCSA
9 130 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
10 115 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 104 (1.36%) CISSP
12 102 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 97 (1.27%) MCP
14 87 (1.14%) CCNP
15 70 (0.92%) DV Cleared
16 63 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 49 (0.64%) MCITP
18 43 (0.56%) DBS Check
19 41 (0.54%) CISM
20 37 (0.49%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 515 (6.75%) SLA
2 233 (3.05%) QA
3 182 (2.39%) GDPR
4 157 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 76 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 64 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 42 (0.55%) NIST
8 41 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 23 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 23 (0.30%) PMO
10 22 (0.29%) GRC
10 22 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.18%) WAI
12 11 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 10 (0.13%) MISRA
14 9 (0.12%) MiFID
15 8 (0.10%) COBIT
15 8 (0.10%) HL7
15 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3,380 (44.31%) Active Directory
2 1,555 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 903 (11.84%) Hyper-V
4 534 (7.00%) Docker
5 328 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
6 254 (3.33%) vSphere
7 175 (2.29%) XenApp
8 154 (2.02%) XenDesktop
9 138 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
10 119 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 107 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
12 66 (0.87%) Firmware
13 65 (0.85%) BitLocker
14 64 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 52 (0.68%) VMware NSX
16 41 (0.54%) KVM
17 38 (0.50%) Xen
18 33 (0.43%) NFS
19 31 (0.41%) Terminal Services
19 31 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 760 (9.96%) SCCM
2 604 (7.92%) Ansible
3 494 (6.48%) Terraform
4 458 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 382 (5.01%) Kubernetes
6 350 (4.59%) Puppet
7 190 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
8 142 (1.86%) SCOM
9 110 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 105 (1.38%) WSUS
11 90 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
12 86 (1.13%) vCenter Server
13 65 (0.85%) Prometheus
14 61 (0.80%) Nagios
15 60 (0.79%) Grafana
16 57 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
17 55 (0.72%) Backup Exec
18 54 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
19 52 (0.68%) Rancher
20 48 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3,599 (47.18%) Microsoft
2 2,417 (31.69%) VMware
3 903 (11.84%) Cisco
4 901 (11.81%) Citrix
5 414 (5.43%) Oracle
6 328 (4.30%) Veeam
7 321 (4.21%) HP
8 254 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 244 (3.20%) Google
10 224 (2.94%) Dell
11 197 (2.58%) Apple
12 153 (2.01%) Sophos
13 151 (1.98%) EMC
14 150 (1.97%) Meraki
15 146 (1.91%) NetApp
16 130 (1.70%) SolarWinds
17 125 (1.64%) ServiceNow
18 117 (1.53%) IBM
19 114 (1.49%) Juniper
20 111 (1.46%) SAP