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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11867 13873 16891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.22% 14.97% 16.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.19% 58.68% 60.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9988 11980 14278
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £23,579
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21118 23642 27742
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 25.30% 25.51% 26.68%
Number of salaries quoted 17486 20410 23481
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 4778 £50,000 +5.26% 550
South East -4 2606 £37,500 -6.25% 304
North West 0 975 £37,500 - 135
East of England +3 965 £38,000 -5.00% 148
South West -3 788 £36,500 +7.35% 102
West Midlands +2 675 £36,000 +10.76% 129
Yorkshire -3 672 £35,000 - 106
East Midlands -6 376 £37,500 +7.14% 59
North East -2 74 £35,000 - 18
Midlands -3 3 £47,500 -1.04% 188
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9362 (41.24%) Microsoft
2 8751 (38.55%) Active Directory
3 8375 (36.89%) Windows Server
4 6253 (27.54%) VMware
5 5979 (26.34%) Linux
6 5393 (23.76%) SQL
7 5310 (23.39%) SQL Server
8 4206 (18.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 4185 (18.43%) ITIL
10 4043 (17.81%) Finance
11 3962 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 3646 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3594 (15.83%) MS Exchange
14 3497 (15.40%) Windows 7
15 3424 (15.08%) Firewall
16 3417 (15.05%) Office 365
17 3398 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
18 3356 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
19 3233 (14.24%) Cisco
20 3181 (14.01%) .NET
21 3173 (13.98%) C#
22 2902 (12.78%) DNS
23 2890 (12.73%) Citrix
24 2700 (11.89%) Degree
25 2609 (11.49%) PowerShell
26 2557 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
27 2513 (11.07%) Hyper-V
28 2433 (10.72%) TCP/IP
29 2283 (10.06%) Unix
30 2255 (9.93%) 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 3594 (15.83%) MS Exchange
2 1850 (8.15%) IIS
3 1483 (6.53%) SharePoint
4 1469 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 947 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 877 (3.86%) Skype for Business
7 609 (2.68%) Apache
8 491 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 450 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 302 (1.33%) WebSphere
11 278 (1.22%) JBoss
12 259 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 251 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
14 234 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
15 230 (1.01%) WebLogic
16 213 (0.94%) CMS
17 210 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
18 191 (0.84%) Confluence
19 163 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
20 133 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3398 (14.97%) Microsoft Office
2 555 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 282 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 136 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 79 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 39 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 28 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 24 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 15 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 13 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.057%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.048%) InDesign
13 10 (0.044%) Final Cut Pro
13 10 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
14 9 (0.040%) Simulink
15 8 (0.035%) Mozilla Thunderbird
16 7 (0.031%) Maple
17 6 (0.026%) Adobe Captivate
17 6 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 240 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 144 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 73 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 62 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 52 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 48 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 31 (0.14%) Actimize
8 29 (0.13%) ION MarketView
9 24 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 18 (0.079%) Magento
11 17 (0.075%) assyst
11 17 (0.075%) Exstream
11 17 (0.075%) Maximo
12 16 (0.070%) Teamcenter
13 15 (0.066%) SAP ERP
13 15 (0.066%) Visualfiles
14 14 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 13 (0.057%) SAP Business One
15 13 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
16 12 (0.053%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3417 (15.05%) Office 365
2 2557 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1881 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
4 513 (2.26%) IaaS
5 500 (2.20%) SaaS
6 404 (1.78%) PaaS
7 288 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 169 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 147 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
10 136 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 129 (0.57%) Mimecast
12 118 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
13 114 (0.50%) Amazon S3
14 112 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 108 (0.48%) G Suite
16 70 (0.31%) GitHub
17 59 (0.26%) OneDrive
18 50 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
19 49 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 41 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3424 (15.08%) Firewall
2 2902 (12.78%) DNS
3 2433 (10.72%) TCP/IP
4 2163 (9.53%) DHCP
5 1933 (8.51%) LAN
6 1893 (8.34%) SAN
7 1881 (8.29%) WAN
8 1503 (6.62%) VPN
9 914 (4.03%) Internet
10 861 (3.79%) VoIP
11 690 (3.04%) VLAN
12 668 (2.94%) Network Security
13 641 (2.82%) Skype
14 598 (2.63%) Wireless
15 452 (1.99%) NAS
16 365 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
17 363 (1.60%) MPLS
18 349 (1.54%) HTTP
19 343 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
20 315 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5310 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 862 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 825 (3.63%) MySQL
4 608 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 602 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 541 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 467 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 462 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 391 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 385 (1.70%) Oracle Database
11 379 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 376 (1.66%) MongoDB
13 256 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 250 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
15 221 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 205 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
17 185 (0.81%) Hadoop
18 179 (0.79%) Big Data
19 161 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
20 158 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 956 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 741 (3.26%) Visual Studio
3 700 (3.08%) JIRA
4 667 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 661 (2.91%) Jenkins
6 512 (2.26%) Subversion
7 420 (1.85%) NUnit
8 387 (1.70%) Selenium
8 387 (1.70%) TeamCity
9 289 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
10 286 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 259 (1.14%) Moq
12 220 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 213 (0.94%) MSTest
14 179 (0.79%) Maven
15 167 (0.74%) Eclipse
16 166 (0.73%) MSI
17 153 (0.67%) JUnit
18 146 (0.64%) Cucumber
19 140 (0.62%) Hudson
General
1 4043 (17.81%) Finance
2 1135 (5.00%) Banking
3 942 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 736 (3.24%) Retail
5 698 (3.07%) Legal
6 572 (2.52%) Law
7 525 (2.31%) Marketing
8 440 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 344 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 340 (1.50%) Games
11 324 (1.43%) Back Office
12 270 (1.19%) Electronics
13 251 (1.11%) Advertising
14 197 (0.87%) Front Office
15 156 (0.69%) Retail Banking
16 141 (0.62%) Automotive
17 140 (0.62%) Financial Institution
18 131 (0.58%) Publishing
19 110 (0.48%) French Language
20 106 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4302 (18.95%) Analyst
2 2963 (13.05%) Developer
3 2706 (11.92%) Support Engineer
4 2164 (9.53%) Support Analyst
5 1967 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1882 (8.29%) IT Support
7 1312 (5.78%) Administrator
8 1290 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 1233 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
10 1189 (5.24%) IT Engineer
11 1120 (4.93%) .NET Developer
12 1091 (4.81%) C# Developer
13 971 (4.28%) Service Analyst
14 911 (4.01%) Desktop Support
15 899 (3.96%) IT Analyst
16 860 (3.79%) Applications Support
17 856 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 846 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
19 756 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
20 752 (3.31%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3181 (14.01%) .NET
2 1489 (6.56%) ASP.NET
3 1481 (6.52%) HTML
4 1262 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1097 (4.83%) CSS
6 996 (4.39%) XML
7 773 (3.40%) WPF
8 740 (3.26%) WCF
9 707 (3.11%) .NET Framework
10 683 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 633 (2.79%) jQuery
12 600 (2.64%) AngularJS
13 598 (2.63%) WinForms
14 466 (2.05%) SOAP
15 403 (1.78%) HTML5
16 384 (1.69%) REST
17 357 (1.57%) JSON
18 354 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
19 315 (1.39%) Entity Framework
20 295 (1.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1405 (6.19%) Computer Science
2 1328 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1256 (5.53%) Data Centre
4 794 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 637 (2.81%) Clustering
6 527 (2.32%) Blackberry
7 491 (2.16%) Driving Licence
8 390 (1.72%) iPad
9 389 (1.71%) User Experience
10 353 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
11 334 (1.47%) Client/Server
12 329 (1.45%) Mobile App
13 326 (1.44%) Replication
14 315 (1.39%) Hedge funds
15 308 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
16 253 (1.11%) iPhone
17 251 (1.11%) Public Cloud
18 239 (1.05%) Fintech
19 221 (0.97%) Algorithms
20 214 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8375 (36.89%) Windows Server
2 5979 (26.34%) Linux
3 4206 (18.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3962 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3497 (15.40%) Windows 7
6 2283 (10.06%) Unix
7 2032 (8.95%) Windows 10
8 1321 (5.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 1150 (5.07%) Windows 8
10 1101 (4.85%) Android
11 888 (3.91%) Apple iOS
12 663 (2.92%) Windows XP
13 594 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 593 (2.61%) Mac OS X
15 420 (1.85%) Mac OS
16 419 (1.85%) Solaris
17 399 (1.76%) CentOS
18 237 (1.04%) Ubuntu
19 176 (0.78%) AIX
20 159 (0.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4185 (18.43%) ITIL
2 3356 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
3 1554 (6.85%) DevOps
4 1524 (6.71%) Software Engineering
5 1354 (5.96%) Scrum
6 1124 (4.95%) MVC
7 1112 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
8 1005 (4.43%) TDD
9 933 (4.11%) Mentoring
10 932 (4.11%) Test Automation
11 930 (4.10%) Project Management
12 906 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 886 (3.90%) OO
14 877 (3.86%) Service Management
15 864 (3.81%) Migration
16 856 (3.77%) Service Delivery
17 806 (3.55%) SDLC
18 727 (3.20%) Configuration Management
19 725 (3.19%) High Availability
20 700 (3.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5393 (23.76%) SQL
2 3173 (13.98%) C#
3 2609 (11.49%) PowerShell
4 2155 (9.49%) Java
5 1769 (7.79%) JavaScript
6 1622 (7.14%) Python
7 1620 (7.14%) C++
8 965 (4.25%) C
9 836 (3.68%) T-SQL
10 692 (3.05%) Bash Shell
11 633 (2.79%) Perl
12 535 (2.36%) PHP
13 516 (2.27%) Ruby
14 499 (2.20%) VB
15 445 (1.96%) Shell Script
16 391 (1.72%) VB.NET
17 276 (1.22%) VBScript
18 184 (0.81%) PL/SQL
19 167 (0.74%) VBA
20 133 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2700 (11.89%) Degree
2 2255 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 1351 (5.95%) MCSE
4 1282 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1008 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 990 (4.36%) CCNA
7 798 (3.52%) MCSA
8 722 (3.18%) MCP
9 614 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 603 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 513 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 474 (2.09%) CCNP
13 466 (2.05%) CISSP
14 416 (1.83%) MCITP
15 399 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
16 311 (1.37%) DV Cleared
17 263 (1.16%) ISEB
18 244 (1.07%) CISM
19 230 (1.01%) ISTQB
20 177 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1530 (6.74%) SLA
2 718 (3.16%) QA
3 458 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 309 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 80 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 78 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 77 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 70 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 58 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 54 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 44 (0.19%) PMO
12 36 (0.16%) COBIT
13 34 (0.15%) GDPR
14 33 (0.15%) NIST 800
15 26 (0.11%) SEPA
16 23 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 23 (0.10%) HL7
17 15 (0.066%) GCP
18 12 (0.053%) ISO 9000
18 12 (0.053%) MiFID
System Software
1 8751 (38.55%) Active Directory
2 3646 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2513 (11.07%) Hyper-V
4 1051 (4.63%) vSphere
5 922 (4.06%) XenApp
6 758 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
7 486 (2.14%) Docker
8 431 (1.90%) XenDesktop
9 374 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
10 233 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 192 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
12 188 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 176 (0.78%) XenServer
14 118 (0.52%) Xen
15 116 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
16 109 (0.48%) NFS
17 106 (0.47%) Firmware
18 104 (0.46%) KVM
19 97 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
20 82 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1836 (8.09%) SCCM
2 872 (3.84%) Puppet
3 732 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
4 612 (2.70%) SCOM
5 601 (2.65%) Ansible
6 389 (1.71%) Backup Exec
7 327 (1.44%) Nagios
8 320 (1.41%) WSUS
9 229 (1.01%) vCenter Server
10 171 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
11 165 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 138 (0.61%) NetBackup
13 137 (0.60%) Kubernetes
14 134 (0.59%) AirWatch
15 107 (0.47%) Terraform
16 93 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
17 91 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
18 89 (0.39%) Opsview
19 86 (0.38%) Nessus
20 83 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9362 (41.24%) Microsoft
2 6253 (27.54%) VMware
3 3233 (14.24%) Cisco
4 2890 (12.73%) Citrix
5 1639 (7.22%) Oracle
6 1468 (6.47%) HP
7 825 (3.63%) Red Hat
8 806 (3.55%) NetApp
9 697 (3.07%) Apple
10 582 (2.56%) Dell
11 505 (2.22%) Juniper
12 482 (2.12%) CheckPoint
13 447 (1.97%) Veeam
14 433 (1.91%) Google
15 403 (1.78%) IBM
16 382 (1.68%) Symantec
17 373 (1.64%) EMC
18 351 (1.55%) SAP
19 324 (1.43%) F5
20 295 (1.30%) Splunk
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £38500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + CERTIFICATIONS PAID FOR
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Advanced
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000 - £28000. per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Omni RMS
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Vadis People
Salary: circ £28,000 - £35,000 + Beer!
Posted: 14 hours ago