Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 6,393 15,720 19,086
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 10.92% 13.72% 13.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.32% 60.84% 58.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,162 13,574 16,424
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £74,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 11,990 25,838 32,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.48% 22.55% 23.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,855 21,119 26,799
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,591 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.67% -4.02% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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 2,022 £55,000 +10.00% 307
South East -4 1,315 £42,500 +13.33% 294
North of England -2 1,163 £42,000 +12.00% 316
Midlands -2 761 £40,000 +6.67% 175
South West -3 712 £39,000 +11.43% 130
North West -4 558 £42,500 +13.33% 192
West Midlands -2 490 £40,000 +1.91% 90
Yorkshire -2 486 £37,500 - 96
East of England -2 369 £40,000 - 108
East Midlands -4 268 £40,000 +14.29% 85
North East +3 119 £40,500 +24.62% 28
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3,026 (47.33%) Microsoft
2 2,782 (43.52%) Active Directory
3 2,626 (41.08%) Windows Server
4 2,457 (38.43%) Azure
5 2,158 (33.76%) Office 365
6 2,028 (31.72%) VMware
7 1,623 (25.39%) Linux
8 1,269 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,267 (19.82%) SQL
10 1,228 (19.21%) Windows 10
11 1,154 (18.05%) PowerShell
12 1,104 (17.27%) Firewall
13 1,047 (16.38%) SQL Server
14 999 (15.63%) DevOps
15 983 (15.38%) AWS
16 948 (14.83%) ITIL
17 936 (14.64%) DNS
18 894 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 879 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
20 834 (13.05%) Cisco
21 791 (12.37%) Finance
22 763 (11.93%) Hyper-V
23 734 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
24 730 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
25 717 (11.22%) Citrix
26 701 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
27 698 (10.92%) DHCP
28 657 (10.28%) SCCM
29 645 (10.09%) C#
30 629 (9.84%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 618 (9.67%) MS Exchange
2 518 (8.10%) SharePoint
3 352 (5.51%) IIS
4 149 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 139 (2.17%) Confluence
6 127 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 87 (1.36%) Apache
8 85 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 59 (0.92%) CMS
10 48 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 45 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
12 33 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 31 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 30 (0.47%) WordPress
15 28 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
16 26 (0.41%) EPiServer
16 26 (0.41%) nginx
17 24 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
17 24 (0.38%) WebSphere
18 20 (0.31%) Kentico
Applications
1 701 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
2 115 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 18 (0.28%) Revit
8 8 (0.13%) InVision
8 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.11%) Sketch
10 5 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.063%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.047%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.016%) Quicktime
13 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.016%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 49 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.28%) Sentinel
3 14 (0.22%) nopCommerce
4 13 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.20%) Workfront
5 12 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 11 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
6 11 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.13%) Eikon
7 8 (0.13%) iTrent
7 8 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
7 8 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 6 (0.094%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.063%) Bond Adapt
9 4 (0.063%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.031%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2,457 (38.43%) Azure
2 2,158 (33.76%) Office 365
3 983 (15.38%) AWS
4 443 (6.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 350 (5.47%) IaaS
6 268 (4.19%) SaaS
7 240 (3.75%) PaaS
8 150 (2.35%) GCP
9 127 (1.99%) OneDrive
10 94 (1.47%) GitHub
11 91 (1.42%) Mimecast
12 85 (1.33%) Power Platform
13 74 (1.16%) Serverless
14 71 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 70 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
16 55 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
17 49 (0.77%) G Suite
18 47 (0.74%) Amazon S3
19 43 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
20 35 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,104 (17.27%) Firewall
2 936 (14.64%) DNS
3 698 (10.92%) DHCP
4 583 (9.12%) TCP/IP
5 540 (8.45%) WAN
6 503 (7.87%) LAN
7 461 (7.21%) VPN
8 411 (6.43%) SAN
9 290 (4.54%) VoIP
10 261 (4.08%) VLAN
11 165 (2.58%) Wireless
12 156 (2.44%) Network Security
13 149 (2.33%) Skype
14 148 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
15 138 (2.16%) Internet
16 108 (1.69%) NetScaler
17 103 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
18 92 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
19 86 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
20 75 (1.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,047 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 136 (2.13%) MySQL
3 105 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 98 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 89 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 83 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 79 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
8 68 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 65 (1.02%) NoSQL
10 64 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 59 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
12 52 (0.81%) Big Data
12 52 (0.81%) Power BI
13 51 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 44 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
15 41 (0.64%) MongoDB
16 33 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
17 32 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
18 29 (0.45%) Cosmos DB
19 27 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 334 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 242 (3.79%) JIRA
3 226 (3.54%) Jenkins
4 139 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 132 (2.06%) TeamCity
6 104 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 82 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 80 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 72 (1.13%) GitLab
10 68 (1.06%) Subversion
11 54 (0.84%) Selenium
12 32 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
13 30 (0.47%) Artifactory
14 28 (0.44%) Eclipse
15 27 (0.42%) NUnit
16 26 (0.41%) Maven
17 25 (0.39%) MSI
17 25 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
18 24 (0.38%) SonarQube
19 23 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 791 (12.37%) Finance
2 185 (2.89%) Law
3 180 (2.82%) Banking
4 170 (2.66%) Legal
5 152 (2.38%) Public Sector
6 147 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 117 (1.83%) Retail
8 109 (1.70%) Games
9 96 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 86 (1.35%) Electronics
11 85 (1.33%) Marketing
12 71 (1.11%) Back Office
13 57 (0.89%) Digital Economy
14 45 (0.70%) Military
15 44 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 42 (0.66%) Advertising
17 41 (0.64%) Aerospace
18 40 (0.63%) Front Office
19 31 (0.48%) Local Government
20 29 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 866 (13.55%) Analyst
2 737 (11.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 717 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 560 (8.76%) Developer
5 495 (7.74%) IT Support
6 475 (7.43%) IT Engineer
7 381 (5.96%) Support Analyst
8 359 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 335 (5.24%) Azure Engineer
10 304 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 292 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 260 (4.07%) Administrator
13 225 (3.52%) Architect
14 224 (3.50%) Service Analyst
15 223 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
16 221 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
17 220 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
18 208 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
19 206 (3.22%) IT Support Engineer
20 205 (3.21%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (8.95%) .NET
2 326 (5.10%) HTML
3 299 (4.68%) CSS
4 213 (3.33%) Web Services
5 196 (3.07%) ASP.NET
6 158 (2.47%) AngularJS
7 153 (2.39%) REST
8 145 (2.27%) .NET Core
9 139 (2.17%) React
10 135 (2.11%) HTML5
11 134 (2.10%) .NET Framework
12 123 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 110 (1.72%) Node.js
14 109 (1.70%) JSON
15 90 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 90 (1.41%) jQuery
16 89 (1.39%) XML
17 86 (1.35%) WPF
18 83 (1.30%) Entity Framework
19 79 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 491 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 325 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 321 (5.02%) Data Centre
4 235 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 187 (2.93%) User Experience
6 163 (2.55%) Public Cloud
7 161 (2.52%) Driving Licence
8 130 (2.03%) Clustering
9 125 (1.96%) Replication
10 119 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
11 89 (1.39%) PKI
12 86 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
13 70 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 67 (1.05%) Private Cloud
15 66 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
16 56 (0.88%) Smartphone
17 55 (0.86%) Mobile App
18 52 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
19 50 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
20 41 (0.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2,626 (41.08%) Windows Server
2 1,623 (25.39%) Linux
3 1,228 (19.21%) Windows 10
4 730 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 629 (9.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 454 (7.10%) Windows 7
7 404 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 351 (5.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 312 (4.88%) Unix
10 167 (2.61%) Android
11 142 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 135 (2.11%) CentOS
13 115 (1.80%) Mac OS
14 104 (1.63%) Windows 8
15 101 (1.58%) Apple iOS
16 93 (1.45%) Ubuntu
17 72 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 63 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
19 42 (0.66%) Solaris
20 40 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (15.63%) DevOps
2 948 (14.83%) ITIL
3 894 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 879 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
5 734 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
6 392 (6.13%) Migration
7 337 (5.27%) Infrastructure as Code
8 325 (5.08%) Software Engineering
9 314 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 314 (4.91%) Scrum
10 310 (4.85%) Service Management
11 287 (4.49%) Configuration Management
12 278 (4.35%) Project Management
13 275 (4.30%) Information Security
14 267 (4.18%) Project Delivery
15 266 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
16 264 (4.13%) Cybersecurity
17 263 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
18 258 (4.04%) Mentoring
19 255 (3.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,267 (19.82%) SQL
2 1,154 (18.05%) PowerShell
3 645 (10.09%) C#
4 579 (9.06%) Python
5 406 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 348 (5.44%) Java
7 305 (4.77%) C++
8 278 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 214 (3.35%) T-SQL
10 155 (2.42%) C
11 135 (2.11%) Perl
12 82 (1.28%) PHP
12 82 (1.28%) Shell Script
12 82 (1.28%) VB
13 60 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 60 (0.94%) Ruby
14 52 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 37 (0.58%) VBScript
16 35 (0.55%) TypeScript
17 32 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 522 (8.17%) Degree
2 466 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 397 (6.21%) Security Cleared
4 296 (4.63%) SC Cleared
5 273 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
6 268 (4.19%) MCSE
7 220 (3.44%) CCNA
8 194 (3.03%) MCSA
9 119 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
10 116 (1.81%) CISSP
11 109 (1.70%) MCP
12 89 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 76 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
14 74 (1.16%) CCNP
14 74 (1.16%) DV Cleared
15 66 (1.03%) CISM
16 57 (0.89%) MCITP
17 48 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 40 (0.63%) DBS Check
19 33 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 456 (7.13%) SLA
2 213 (3.33%) GDPR
3 158 (2.47%) QA
4 144 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 53 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 45 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 41 (0.64%) NIST
8 29 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 19 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 17 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.25%) PMO
12 14 (0.22%) WAI
13 13 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 11 (0.17%) HIPAA
15 10 (0.16%) COBIT
16 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 7 (0.11%) HL7
18 6 (0.094%) BS25999
19 5 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
19 5 (0.078%) EMIR
System Software
1 2,782 (43.52%) Active Directory
2 1,269 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 763 (11.93%) Hyper-V
4 391 (6.12%) Docker
5 255 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
6 231 (3.61%) vSphere
7 162 (2.53%) XenApp
8 112 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
9 109 (1.70%) XenDesktop
10 78 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
11 70 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 63 (0.99%) Firmware
13 52 (0.81%) BitLocker
14 51 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 45 (0.70%) VMware NSX
16 34 (0.53%) KVM
16 34 (0.53%) Xen
17 32 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
18 26 (0.41%) VMware Server
19 21 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 657 (10.28%) SCCM
2 469 (7.34%) Ansible
3 395 (6.18%) Terraform
4 371 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 308 (4.82%) Kubernetes
6 269 (4.21%) Puppet
7 179 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
8 135 (2.11%) SCOM
9 108 (1.69%) WSUS
10 74 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
11 69 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
12 66 (1.03%) vCenter Server
13 54 (0.84%) Nagios
14 51 (0.80%) Backup Exec
15 42 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
15 42 (0.66%) SCVMM
16 35 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
17 33 (0.52%) Rancher
18 31 (0.48%) SCOrch
19 30 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3,026 (47.33%) Microsoft
2 2,028 (31.72%) VMware
3 834 (13.05%) Cisco
4 717 (11.22%) Citrix
5 387 (6.05%) Oracle
6 258 (4.04%) HP
7 254 (3.97%) Veeam
8 196 (3.07%) Dell
9 194 (3.03%) Google
10 192 (3.00%) Red Hat
11 175 (2.74%) Apple
12 162 (2.53%) NetApp
13 154 (2.41%) Sophos
14 121 (1.89%) EMC
15 120 (1.88%) SolarWinds
16 115 (1.80%) Meraki
17 96 (1.50%) SAP
18 93 (1.45%) IBM
19 92 (1.44%) Splunk
20 86 (1.35%) McAfee