Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9,343 7,758 17,566
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.35% 12.21% 13.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.19% 57.59% 57.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7,601 6,574 14,432
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.61%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 18,616 13,470 30,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.63% 21.20% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 13,545 11,214 24,618
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,425 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -24 3,225 £55,000 - 617
South East -9 1,786 £42,500 +6.25% 478
North of England +1 1,600 £40,000 -4.76% 577
Midlands -5 1,170 £40,000 -5.88% 404
South West -12 900 £37,500 +7.14% 279
North West -1 748 £42,500 - 315
West Midlands -6 741 £40,000 -11.11% 225
Yorkshire +1 698 £40,000 -3.61% 192
East of England -2 549 £40,000 -1.65% 233
East Midlands 0 425 £38,000 -5.00% 177
North East -5 154 £35,000 +6.06% 70
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4,344 (46.49%) Microsoft
2 4,006 (42.88%) Active Directory
3 3,646 (39.02%) Azure
4 3,566 (38.17%) Windows Server
5 3,451 (36.94%) Microsoft 365
6 2,663 (28.50%) Linux
7 2,514 (26.91%) VMware
8 2,430 (26.01%) Social Skills
9 1,959 (20.97%) Windows 10
10 1,821 (19.49%) PowerShell
11 1,775 (19.00%) SQL
12 1,609 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1,574 (16.85%) Firewall
14 1,498 (16.03%) ITIL
15 1,475 (15.79%) AWS
16 1,430 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
17 1,422 (15.22%) DevOps
18 1,413 (15.12%) SQL Server
19 1,367 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 1,297 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
21 1,272 (13.61%) DNS
22 1,229 (13.15%) Finance
23 1,189 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
24 1,046 (11.20%) Hyper-V
25 1,027 (10.99%) Cisco
26 966 (10.34%) Citrix
27 953 (10.20%) DHCP
28 947 (10.14%) Python
29 940 (10.06%) C#
30 907 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 836 (8.95%) SharePoint
2 818 (8.76%) MS Exchange
3 515 (5.51%) IIS
4 218 (2.33%) Confluence
5 163 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 140 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 134 (1.43%) Apache
8 91 (0.97%) Skype for Business
9 79 (0.85%) nginx
10 78 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
11 73 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 59 (0.63%) CMS
13 31 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 31 (0.33%) OpenStack
13 31 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 28 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 25 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 24 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
17 22 (0.24%) WordPress
18 21 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1,189 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 160 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.35%) Simulink
6 29 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 24 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (0.15%) Revit
9 13 (0.14%) Siemens NX
10 12 (0.13%) InDesign
10 12 (0.13%) Sketch
11 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.096%) InVision
12 9 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
13 8 (0.086%) Figma
14 6 (0.064%) Camtasia
14 6 (0.064%) MicroStation
14 6 (0.064%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 43 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 26 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.28%) Sentinel
4 20 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
5 18 (0.19%) Sage 200
6 15 (0.16%) SAP Business One
7 13 (0.14%) Teamcenter
8 10 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.11%) Sage 50
9 7 (0.075%) Shopify
10 6 (0.064%) Magento
10 6 (0.064%) Relativity
11 5 (0.054%) AlphaBridge
11 5 (0.054%) Alphatax
11 5 (0.054%) Elite 3E
11 5 (0.054%) Farmplan
11 5 (0.054%) KEYPrime
11 5 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3,646 (39.02%) Azure
2 3,451 (36.94%) Microsoft 365
3 1,475 (15.79%) AWS
4 845 (9.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 458 (4.90%) IaaS
6 407 (4.36%) SaaS
7 373 (3.99%) PaaS
8 337 (3.61%) GCP
9 243 (2.60%) OneDrive
10 205 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 186 (1.99%) Power Platform
12 173 (1.85%) GitHub
12 173 (1.85%) Serverless
13 155 (1.66%) Mimecast
14 114 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
15 98 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
16 88 (0.94%) Google Workspace
17 84 (0.90%) Amazon S3
18 82 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
19 68 (0.73%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,574 (16.85%) Firewall
2 1,272 (13.61%) DNS
3 953 (10.20%) DHCP
4 807 (8.64%) TCP/IP
4 807 (8.64%) VPN
5 693 (7.42%) LAN
6 676 (7.24%) WAN
7 497 (5.32%) SAN
8 309 (3.31%) VLAN
9 298 (3.19%) VoIP
10 254 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
10 254 (2.72%) Wireless
11 238 (2.55%) Internet
12 228 (2.44%) Network Security
13 204 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
14 137 (1.47%) Skype
15 136 (1.46%) HTTP
16 124 (1.33%) SSL
17 120 (1.28%) MPLS
18 116 (1.24%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,413 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 240 (2.57%) MySQL
3 203 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 180 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
5 176 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 174 (1.86%) NoSQL
7 161 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 144 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 136 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 110 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
11 109 (1.17%) Power BI
12 108 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
13 101 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 96 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
15 61 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
16 60 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
17 59 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
18 53 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 49 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
20 48 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 609 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 443 (4.74%) JIRA
3 392 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 190 (2.03%) Visual Studio
5 181 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 142 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 114 (1.22%) GitLab
8 108 (1.16%) Bitbucket
9 88 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 83 (0.89%) Eclipse
11 76 (0.81%) Subversion
12 66 (0.71%) Gradle
13 65 (0.70%) IntelliJ
14 61 (0.65%) Selenium
15 59 (0.63%) MSI
16 56 (0.60%) Maven
17 54 (0.58%) webpack
18 47 (0.50%) JMeter
19 40 (0.43%) WiX
20 39 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2,430 (26.01%) Social Skills
2 1,229 (13.15%) Finance
3 669 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
4 292 (3.13%) Retail
5 285 (3.05%) Law
6 282 (3.02%) Legal
7 269 (2.88%) Banking
8 242 (2.59%) Manufacturing
8 242 (2.59%) Telecoms
9 212 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
10 208 (2.23%) Public Sector
11 185 (1.98%) Presentation Skills
12 164 (1.76%) Marketing
13 114 (1.22%) Electronics
14 109 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
15 105 (1.12%) Back Office
16 94 (1.01%) Games
17 91 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 73 (0.78%) Front Office
19 61 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,287 (13.78%) Analyst
2 1,068 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1,027 (10.99%) Support Engineer
4 862 (9.23%) Developer
5 843 (9.02%) IT Support
6 674 (7.21%) IT Engineer
7 625 (6.69%) Support Analyst
8 484 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 445 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
10 441 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 396 (4.24%) Administrator
12 369 (3.95%) IT Analyst
13 362 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 358 (3.83%) Architect
15 329 (3.52%) Service Analyst
16 323 (3.46%) IT Support Engineer
17 310 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
18 308 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
19 307 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
20 296 (3.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (9.15%) .NET
2 539 (5.77%) HTML
3 413 (4.42%) CSS
4 372 (3.98%) Web Services
5 371 (3.97%) AngularJS
6 327 (3.50%) React
7 288 (3.08%) REST
8 287 (3.07%) Node.js
9 244 (2.61%) ASP.NET
10 211 (2.26%) HTML5
11 194 (2.08%) .NET Core
12 181 (1.94%) .NET Framework
13 165 (1.77%) XML
14 138 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
15 127 (1.36%) JSON
16 118 (1.26%) WPF
17 109 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
18 104 (1.11%) jQuery
19 99 (1.06%) Entity Framework
20 97 (1.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 574 (6.14%) Data Centre
2 370 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 369 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 255 (2.73%) Public Cloud
5 250 (2.68%) User Experience
6 241 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 209 (2.24%) Clustering
8 171 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 135 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
10 123 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 119 (1.27%) Replication
12 109 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
13 108 (1.16%) PKI
14 102 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 98 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 90 (0.96%) Virtual Team
17 89 (0.95%) Cloud Native
18 83 (0.89%) iPhone
19 68 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
20 65 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3,566 (38.17%) Windows Server
2 2,663 (28.50%) Linux
3 1,959 (20.97%) Windows 10
4 907 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 758 (8.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 614 (6.57%) Windows Server 2019
7 548 (5.87%) Windows 7
8 533 (5.70%) Unix
9 518 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 458 (4.90%) Android
11 352 (3.77%) Apple iOS
12 206 (2.20%) Mac OS
13 194 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 185 (1.98%) CentOS
15 159 (1.70%) Ubuntu
16 144 (1.54%) Windows 8
17 133 (1.42%) Mac OS X
18 114 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 73 (0.78%) Windows XP
20 51 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,498 (16.03%) ITIL
2 1,430 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1,422 (15.22%) DevOps
4 1,367 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,297 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
6 629 (6.73%) Migration
7 585 (6.26%) Infrastructure as Code
8 517 (5.53%) Computer Science
9 510 (5.46%) Scrum
10 505 (5.41%) Software Engineering
11 483 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
12 479 (5.13%) Mentoring
13 432 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
14 424 (4.54%) Service Delivery
15 422 (4.52%) Cybersecurity
16 414 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
17 380 (4.07%) Project Management
18 377 (4.04%) Service Management
19 369 (3.95%) Test Automation
20 366 (3.92%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,821 (19.49%) PowerShell
2 1,775 (19.00%) SQL
3 947 (10.14%) Python
4 940 (10.06%) C#
5 734 (7.86%) JavaScript
6 611 (6.54%) Java
7 452 (4.84%) Bash Shell
8 447 (4.78%) C++
9 266 (2.85%) C
10 246 (2.63%) T-SQL
11 189 (2.02%) TypeScript
12 154 (1.65%) Perl
13 152 (1.63%) PHP
14 118 (1.26%) Ruby
15 99 (1.06%) Shell Script
16 95 (1.02%) VB
17 92 (0.98%) VB.NET
18 86 (0.92%) Go
19 84 (0.90%) VBScript
20 69 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 837 (8.96%) Degree
2 528 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 473 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 307 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 285 (3.05%) SC Cleared
6 264 (2.83%) MCSE
7 256 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 235 (2.52%) CCNA
9 179 (1.92%) MCSA
10 133 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 102 (1.09%) MCP
12 98 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 97 (1.04%) CCNP
14 90 (0.96%) CISSP
15 80 (0.86%) DBS Check
16 76 (0.81%) DV Cleared
17 63 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 49 (0.52%) A+ Certification
19 45 (0.48%) Master's Degree
19 45 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 565 (6.05%) SLA
2 288 (3.08%) QA
3 242 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 152 (1.63%) GDPR
5 105 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 78 (0.83%) Accessibility
7 60 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 50 (0.54%) PMO
9 49 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 47 (0.50%) NIST
11 35 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 26 (0.28%) MiFID
12 26 (0.28%) MISRA
13 25 (0.27%) Def Stans
14 24 (0.26%) EMIR
15 21 (0.22%) ISO 9001
16 19 (0.20%) GRC
17 17 (0.18%) ITGC
18 14 (0.15%) COBIT
19 12 (0.13%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 4,006 (42.88%) Active Directory
2 1,609 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,046 (11.20%) Hyper-V
4 627 (6.71%) Docker
5 305 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
6 294 (3.15%) vSphere
7 214 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
8 195 (2.09%) XenApp
9 178 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 157 (1.68%) XenDesktop
11 113 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
12 81 (0.87%) Firmware
13 63 (0.67%) BitLocker
14 55 (0.59%) Terminal Services
15 51 (0.55%) VMware NSX
16 50 (0.54%) KVM
17 40 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 39 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
19 34 (0.36%) VMware Server
20 30 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 829 (8.87%) SCCM
2 685 (7.33%) Terraform
3 681 (7.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 667 (7.14%) Ansible
5 535 (5.73%) Kubernetes
6 318 (3.40%) Puppet
7 165 (1.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 155 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
9 134 (1.43%) Grafana
10 133 (1.42%) Prometheus
10 133 (1.42%) SCOM
11 125 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
12 109 (1.17%) WSUS
13 105 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
14 97 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
15 83 (0.89%) vCenter Server
16 80 (0.86%) Nagios
17 50 (0.54%) Backup Exec
18 46 (0.49%) HAProxy
19 45 (0.48%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4,344 (46.49%) Microsoft
2 2,514 (26.91%) VMware
3 1,027 (10.99%) Cisco
4 966 (10.34%) Citrix
5 572 (6.12%) Oracle
6 373 (3.99%) HP
7 364 (3.90%) Veeam
8 313 (3.35%) Google
9 290 (3.10%) Apple
10 255 (2.73%) Dell
11 239 (2.56%) Red Hat
12 226 (2.42%) Meraki
13 210 (2.25%) NetApp
14 199 (2.13%) Splunk
15 191 (2.04%) ServiceNow
16 162 (1.73%) Sophos
17 151 (1.62%) SAP
18 148 (1.58%) IBM
19 130 (1.39%) EMC
20 127 (1.36%) SolarWinds