Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 13,832 18,522 22,445
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 13.02% 13.41% 13.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.50% 57.42% 56.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11,852 15,663 19,180
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 22,862 32,257 39,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.53% 23.35% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18,500 25,870 32,751
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 5,141 £52,500 +5.00% 347
South East 0 3,053 £40,000 - 367
North of England +1 1,983 £40,000 +8.11% 321
Midlands 0 1,564 £40,000 +3.90% 188
South West +4 1,196 £35,000 -6.67% 172
North West +1 1,032 £40,000 +6.67% 163
West Midlands +1 1,028 £40,000 +1.91% 112
East of England 0 879 £40,000 +6.67% 150
Yorkshire +1 766 £42,000 +16.67% 98
East Midlands +2 532 £37,500 - 74
North East +4 185 £33,000 -5.71% 60
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 6,158 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 5,874 (42.47%) Active Directory
3 5,037 (36.42%) Windows Server
4 4,783 (34.58%) Office 365
5 3,944 (28.51%) Azure
6 3,768 (27.24%) VMware
7 3,516 (25.42%) Linux
8 3,080 (22.27%) Windows 10
9 2,610 (18.87%) SQL
10 2,379 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,333 (16.87%) ITIL
12 2,286 (16.53%) PowerShell
13 2,284 (16.51%) SQL Server
14 2,224 (16.08%) Firewall
15 2,062 (14.91%) Finance
16 1,914 (13.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,896 (13.71%) DNS
18 1,876 (13.56%) AWS
19 1,875 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
20 1,831 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
21 1,828 (13.22%) Microsoft Office
22 1,719 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
23 1,673 (12.10%) SCCM
24 1,651 (11.94%) Citrix
25 1,624 (11.74%) Cisco
26 1,609 (11.63%) C#
27 1,576 (11.39%) Hyper-V
28 1,540 (11.13%) TCP/IP
29 1,523 (11.01%) Windows 7
30 1,511 (10.92%) 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 1,511 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 919 (6.64%) SharePoint
3 728 (5.26%) IIS
4 485 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 429 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 361 (2.61%) Skype for Business
7 222 (1.60%) Confluence
8 179 (1.29%) Apache
9 141 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 103 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 74 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
12 63 (0.46%) CMS
12 63 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 56 (0.40%) nginx
14 54 (0.39%) JBoss
15 49 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 44 (0.32%) WebLogic
17 37 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
18 34 (0.25%) Drupal
19 33 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,828 (13.22%) Microsoft Office
2 365 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 198 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 108 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 24 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 14 (0.10%) Simulink
10 13 (0.094%) Acrobat
11 12 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.058%) Gliffy
14 7 (0.051%) InfoPath
14 7 (0.051%) InVision
15 6 (0.043%) UXPin
15 6 (0.043%) Zeplin
16 5 (0.036%) Chatbot
17 4 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
17 4 (0.029%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 75 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 30 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 26 (0.19%) Salerio
5 20 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 19 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.087%) Markit EDM
7 12 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.080%) SAP ERP
9 10 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.058%) Carpe Diem
10 8 (0.058%) Exchequer
11 7 (0.051%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.051%) Sage 200
11 7 (0.051%) thinkFolio
12 6 (0.043%) Line 50
12 6 (0.043%) Primavera
12 6 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4,783 (34.58%) Office 365
2 3,944 (28.51%) Azure
3 1,876 (13.56%) AWS
4 584 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 476 (3.44%) SaaS
6 464 (3.35%) IaaS
7 360 (2.60%) PaaS
8 280 (2.02%) GCP
9 201 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
10 197 (1.42%) OneDrive
11 159 (1.15%) Power Platform
12 148 (1.07%) GitHub
13 139 (1.00%) Mimecast
14 130 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
15 128 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
16 121 (0.87%) Serverless
17 117 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 100 (0.72%) Amazon S3
19 97 (0.70%) G Suite
20 83 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2,224 (16.08%) Firewall
2 1,896 (13.71%) DNS
3 1,540 (11.13%) TCP/IP
4 1,453 (10.50%) DHCP
5 1,175 (8.49%) LAN
6 1,060 (7.66%) WAN
7 864 (6.25%) VPN
8 724 (5.23%) SAN
9 589 (4.26%) VoIP
10 513 (3.71%) Internet
11 461 (3.33%) Wireless
12 447 (3.23%) Skype
13 428 (3.09%) VLAN
14 313 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
15 305 (2.21%) Network Security
16 211 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
17 210 (1.52%) NetScaler
18 202 (1.46%) NAS
19 145 (1.05%) HTTP
20 127 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,284 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 312 (2.26%) MySQL
3 210 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 197 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 188 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 188 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 175 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
7 172 (1.24%) Oracle Database
8 162 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 158 (1.14%) NoSQL
10 155 (1.12%) Big Data
11 149 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 146 (1.06%) Power BI
13 136 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 120 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
15 118 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
16 81 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
17 74 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
18 64 (0.46%) RDBMS
19 57 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 646 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 544 (3.93%) JIRA
3 473 (3.42%) Jenkins
4 341 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 200 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 179 (1.29%) Subversion
7 177 (1.28%) TeamCity
8 148 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 121 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 119 (0.86%) Selenium
11 82 (0.59%) Maven
12 81 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 76 (0.55%) GitLab
14 74 (0.53%) NUnit
15 64 (0.46%) MSI
16 51 (0.37%) JUnit
17 49 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 45 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
19 43 (0.31%) Eclipse
19 43 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2,062 (14.91%) Finance
2 507 (3.67%) Retail
3 381 (2.75%) Legal
4 362 (2.62%) Banking
4 362 (2.62%) Law
5 356 (2.57%) Public Sector
6 350 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 197 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 176 (1.27%) Games
9 161 (1.16%) Marketing
10 126 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 113 (0.82%) Advertising
12 107 (0.77%) Back Office
13 93 (0.67%) Electronics
14 92 (0.67%) Front Office
15 83 (0.60%) Military
16 79 (0.57%) Automotive
17 68 (0.49%) Local Government
18 65 (0.47%) Financial Institution
19 45 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,144 (15.50%) Analyst
2 1,807 (13.06%) Support Engineer
3 1,475 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,449 (10.48%) IT Support
5 1,229 (8.89%) Developer
6 1,111 (8.03%) IT Engineer
7 995 (7.19%) Support Analyst
8 739 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 635 (4.59%) IT Support Engineer
10 607 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 583 (4.21%) Administrator
12 555 (4.01%) Desktop Support
13 551 (3.98%) IT Analyst
14 525 (3.80%) Consultant
15 513 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
16 497 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 473 (3.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 464 (3.35%) Architect
18 464 (3.35%) Service Analyst
19 463 (3.35%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,400 (10.12%) .NET
2 565 (4.08%) HTML
3 501 (3.62%) Web Services
4 455 (3.29%) ASP.NET
5 443 (3.20%) CSS
6 396 (2.86%) .NET Framework
7 339 (2.45%) AngularJS
8 337 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 292 (2.11%) XML
10 273 (1.97%) .NET Core
11 266 (1.92%) REST
12 263 (1.90%) Node.js
13 249 (1.80%) WPF
14 218 (1.58%) jQuery
15 214 (1.55%) WinForms
16 210 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
17 193 (1.40%) WCF
18 187 (1.35%) React
19 184 (1.33%) HTML5
20 180 (1.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 887 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 851 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 652 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 538 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
5 317 (2.29%) Driving Licence
6 291 (2.10%) Public Cloud
7 283 (2.05%) User Experience
8 253 (1.83%) Clustering
9 246 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
10 206 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
11 178 (1.29%) Replication
12 171 (1.24%) iPhone
13 156 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 149 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
14 149 (1.08%) Smartphone
15 148 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
16 139 (1.00%) Algorithms
16 139 (1.00%) iPad
17 135 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
18 130 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5,037 (36.42%) Windows Server
2 3,516 (25.42%) Linux
3 3,080 (22.27%) Windows 10
4 1,719 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,523 (11.01%) Windows 7
6 1,382 (9.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 1,025 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 806 (5.83%) Unix
9 506 (3.66%) Android
10 498 (3.60%) Apple iOS
11 434 (3.14%) Windows 8
12 361 (2.61%) Windows Server 2019
13 291 (2.10%) Mac OS
14 281 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 274 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 224 (1.62%) Mac OS X
17 199 (1.44%) CentOS
18 186 (1.34%) Ubuntu
19 145 (1.05%) Windows XP
20 112 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,333 (16.87%) ITIL
2 1,914 (13.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,875 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1,831 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
5 1,472 (10.64%) DevOps
6 939 (6.79%) Software Engineering
7 762 (5.51%) Migration
8 656 (4.74%) Mentoring
9 633 (4.58%) Information Security
10 624 (4.51%) Project Management
11 585 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
12 572 (4.14%) Computer Science
13 557 (4.03%) Scrum
14 538 (3.89%) Change Management
15 524 (3.79%) Configuration Management
16 516 (3.73%) Service Delivery
17 510 (3.69%) Service Management
18 502 (3.63%) Project Delivery
19 497 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
20 488 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2,610 (18.87%) SQL
2 2,286 (16.53%) PowerShell
3 1,609 (11.63%) C#
4 1,339 (9.68%) Python
5 874 (6.32%) JavaScript
6 829 (5.99%) Java
7 675 (4.88%) C++
8 640 (4.63%) Bash Shell
9 494 (3.57%) C
10 391 (2.83%) T-SQL
11 269 (1.94%) Ruby
12 190 (1.37%) Shell Script
13 188 (1.36%) Perl
14 181 (1.31%) VBScript
15 162 (1.17%) PHP
16 139 (1.00%) PL/SQL
17 130 (0.94%) VB.NET
18 125 (0.90%) VB
19 124 (0.90%) TypeScript
20 115 (0.83%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,272 (9.20%) Degree
2 1,197 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 705 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 654 (4.73%) MCSE
5 519 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
6 472 (3.41%) MCSA
7 424 (3.07%) SC Cleared
8 401 (2.90%) CCNA
9 355 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 297 (2.15%) MCP
11 215 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 214 (1.55%) DV Cleared
13 210 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 205 (1.48%) CISSP
15 197 (1.42%) CCNP
16 123 (0.89%) A+ Certification
17 117 (0.85%) MCITP
18 100 (0.72%) DBS Check
19 78 (0.56%) CISM
20 66 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,084 (7.84%) SLA
2 322 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 315 (2.28%) QA
4 225 (1.63%) GDPR
5 141 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 59 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 43 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 40 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 37 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 32 (0.23%) DICOM
11 31 (0.22%) NIST
12 23 (0.17%) COBIT
13 20 (0.14%) BS25999
14 16 (0.12%) Data Quality
15 12 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 11 (0.080%) HL7
17 10 (0.072%) PMO
18 8 (0.058%) NCSC
19 6 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 15288
20 5 (0.036%) GxP
System Software
1 5,874 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 2,379 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,576 (11.39%) Hyper-V
4 674 (4.87%) Docker
5 617 (4.46%) XenApp
6 503 (3.64%) vSphere
7 497 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
8 414 (2.99%) XenDesktop
9 253 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
10 160 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
11 123 (0.89%) Firmware
12 115 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
13 106 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 86 (0.62%) BitLocker
15 78 (0.56%) VirtualBox
16 66 (0.48%) NFS
17 58 (0.42%) Terminal Services
18 57 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 55 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
20 52 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1,673 (12.10%) SCCM
2 677 (4.89%) Ansible
3 564 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 493 (3.56%) Puppet
4 493 (3.56%) Terraform
5 489 (3.54%) Kubernetes
6 359 (2.60%) SCOM
7 330 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
8 282 (2.04%) WSUS
9 193 (1.40%) vCenter Server
10 187 (1.35%) Nagios
11 145 (1.05%) Backup Exec
12 85 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
13 82 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
14 81 (0.59%) SCVMM
15 79 (0.57%) Grafana
15 79 (0.57%) Packer
16 73 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
16 73 (0.53%) ZABBIX
17 68 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6,158 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 3,768 (27.24%) VMware
3 1,651 (11.94%) Citrix
4 1,624 (11.74%) Cisco
5 746 (5.39%) HP
6 698 (5.05%) Oracle
7 471 (3.41%) Apple
8 431 (3.12%) Dell
9 376 (2.72%) Veeam
10 345 (2.49%) Red Hat
11 324 (2.34%) Google
12 303 (2.19%) NetApp
13 265 (1.92%) ServiceNow
14 230 (1.66%) EMC
15 222 (1.60%) IBM
16 202 (1.46%) McAfee
16 202 (1.46%) Meraki
17 200 (1.45%) Splunk
18 188 (1.36%) Juniper
19 177 (1.28%) Symantec