Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 5,262 17,523 21,160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 11.71% 13.48% 13.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.92% 58.58% 58.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4,859 14,921 17,842
Median annual salary £46,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,312
UK median annual salary £46,884 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +17.21% -2.44% +2.50%

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 9,581 29,914 35,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.33% 23.02% 23.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,925 23,818 29,264
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -8 1,944 £57,500 +15.00% 251
South East -2 1,077 £44,250 +16.45% 269
North of England -4 871 £41,500 +18.57% 259
Midlands 0 559 £42,500 +13.33% 185
South West -4 465 £37,925 +8.36% 166
North West -4 456 £45,000 +28.57% 142
West Midlands -2 386 £45,000 +18.42% 109
East of England -1 330 £43,617 +16.31% 111
Yorkshire +1 313 £38,500 +10.00% 96
East Midlands -2 173 £40,000 +11.11% 76
North East +4 102 £33,000 -10.81% 21
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2,442 (46.41%) Microsoft
2 2,227 (42.32%) Active Directory
3 2,084 (39.60%) Windows Server
4 1,915 (36.39%) Azure
5 1,675 (31.83%) Office 365
5 1,675 (31.83%) VMware
6 1,431 (27.19%) Linux
7 1,091 (20.73%) PowerShell
8 1,032 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,028 (19.54%) SQL
10 959 (18.23%) Windows 10
11 904 (17.18%) SQL Server
12 871 (16.55%) Finance
13 846 (16.08%) AWS
14 829 (15.75%) ITIL
15 822 (15.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 763 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
17 723 (13.74%) DNS
18 714 (13.57%) Firewall
19 709 (13.47%) DevOps
20 665 (12.64%) Cisco
21 660 (12.54%) Hyper-V
22 643 (12.22%) Citrix
23 625 (11.88%) SCCM
24 611 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
25 605 (11.50%) C#
26 604 (11.48%) .NET
27 584 (11.10%) Python
28 552 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
29 547 (10.40%) 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
1 461 (8.76%) MS Exchange
2 449 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 304 (5.78%) IIS
4 119 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 119 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 92 (1.75%) Skype for Business
6 80 (1.52%) Confluence
7 59 (1.12%) Apache
8 41 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 40 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 35 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (0.55%) CMS
13 22 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.30%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.27%) IBM Transformation Extender
17 13 (0.25%) EPiServer
Applications
1 552 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.15%) InVision
7 5 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.076%) Sketch
8 4 (0.076%) UXPin
8 4 (0.076%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.038%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.038%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.038%) Revit
10 2 (0.038%) Windchill
11 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.019%) LightWave 3D
Business Applications
1 52 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (0.29%) Sentinel
4 11 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
5 8 (0.15%) iTrent
5 8 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
6 7 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.13%) Maximo
7 6 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
7 6 (0.11%) Sage X3
8 5 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.095%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.095%) Salerio
9 4 (0.076%) FastStats
9 4 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.076%) Unica
10 3 (0.057%) Aareon QL
10 3 (0.057%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.057%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,915 (36.39%) Azure
2 1,675 (31.83%) Office 365
3 846 (16.08%) AWS
4 339 (6.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 265 (5.04%) IaaS
6 212 (4.03%) SaaS
7 183 (3.48%) PaaS
8 148 (2.81%) GCP
9 108 (2.05%) OneDrive
10 90 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
11 81 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 76 (1.44%) Power Platform
13 66 (1.25%) Mimecast
14 63 (1.20%) Serverless
15 52 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
15 52 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
16 51 (0.97%) Amazon S3
17 41 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
18 38 (0.72%) GitHub
19 36 (0.68%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 723 (13.74%) DNS
2 714 (13.57%) Firewall
3 535 (10.17%) DHCP
4 467 (8.87%) TCP/IP
5 409 (7.77%) WAN
6 407 (7.73%) LAN
7 363 (6.90%) SAN
8 296 (5.63%) VPN
9 197 (3.74%) VoIP
10 169 (3.21%) Internet
11 166 (3.15%) Network Security
12 152 (2.89%) Skype
13 146 (2.77%) Wireless
14 137 (2.60%) VLAN
15 118 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
16 105 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
17 83 (1.58%) NetScaler
18 70 (1.33%) iSCSI
19 66 (1.25%) SSL
20 59 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 904 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 138 (2.62%) MySQL
3 97 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 90 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 83 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 82 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 79 (1.50%) MongoDB
8 72 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
9 70 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 69 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 64 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
12 63 (1.20%) Big Data
13 51 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
14 48 (0.91%) Power BI
15 43 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
16 38 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
17 35 (0.67%) Redis
18 34 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
18 34 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 289 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 185 (3.52%) Jenkins
3 171 (3.25%) JIRA
4 126 (2.39%) Visual Studio
5 98 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 75 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 68 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 62 (1.18%) Subversion
9 53 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 47 (0.89%) GitLab
11 45 (0.86%) Selenium
12 41 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
13 31 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 30 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
15 26 (0.49%) NUnit
16 23 (0.44%) Maven
17 21 (0.40%) MSI
17 21 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
17 21 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
18 16 (0.30%) Moq
General
1 871 (16.55%) Finance
2 188 (3.57%) Banking
3 164 (3.12%) Law
4 154 (2.93%) Legal
5 122 (2.32%) Public Sector
6 110 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 96 (1.82%) Retail
8 66 (1.25%) Games
9 64 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 55 (1.05%) Marketing
11 46 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 43 (0.82%) Advertising
12 43 (0.82%) Electronics
13 42 (0.80%) Military
14 38 (0.72%) Back Office
15 36 (0.68%) Local Government
16 34 (0.65%) Investment Banking
17 30 (0.57%) Front Office
18 17 (0.32%) Aerospace
19 15 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 689 (13.09%) Analyst
2 656 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 530 (10.07%) Support Engineer
4 467 (8.87%) Developer
5 355 (6.75%) IT Support
6 330 (6.27%) IT Engineer
7 306 (5.82%) Support Analyst
8 263 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 234 (4.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 225 (4.28%) Windows Engineer
11 219 (4.16%) Architect
12 209 (3.97%) Administrator
13 207 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
14 178 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
15 177 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
16 172 (3.27%) Azure Engineer
17 167 (3.17%) .NET Developer
17 167 (3.17%) Software Engineer
18 160 (3.04%) IT Analyst
19 156 (2.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (11.48%) .NET
2 224 (4.26%) HTML
3 201 (3.82%) CSS
4 200 (3.80%) ASP.NET
5 175 (3.33%) Web Services
6 165 (3.14%) AngularJS
7 152 (2.89%) .NET Core
7 152 (2.89%) REST
8 149 (2.83%) .NET Framework
9 146 (2.77%) ASP.NET Web API
10 136 (2.58%) Node.js
11 134 (2.55%) React
12 105 (2.00%) XML
13 101 (1.92%) WPF
14 97 (1.84%) jQuery
15 93 (1.77%) WCF
16 89 (1.69%) JSON
17 85 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
18 76 (1.44%) WinForms
19 71 (1.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 382 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 361 (6.86%) Data Centre
3 249 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 201 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 162 (3.08%) Public Cloud
6 99 (1.88%) User Experience
7 96 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 94 (1.79%) Clustering
9 92 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 87 (1.65%) PKI
11 85 (1.62%) Algorithms
12 78 (1.48%) Private Cloud
13 72 (1.37%) Mobile App
14 69 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
14 69 (1.31%) Replication
15 64 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 60 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
17 59 (1.12%) Client/Server
18 56 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
19 44 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2,084 (39.60%) Windows Server
2 1,431 (27.19%) Linux
3 959 (18.23%) Windows 10
4 611 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 547 (10.40%) Windows Server 2016
6 386 (7.34%) Windows 7
7 365 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 290 (5.51%) Unix
9 211 (4.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 125 (2.38%) Android
11 103 (1.96%) Apple iOS
11 103 (1.96%) Windows 8
12 99 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 95 (1.81%) Mac OS
14 94 (1.79%) CentOS
15 84 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 62 (1.18%) Ubuntu
17 55 (1.05%) Solaris
18 51 (0.97%) Mac OS X
19 45 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (15.75%) ITIL
2 822 (15.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 763 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
4 709 (13.47%) DevOps
5 518 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
6 342 (6.50%) Software Engineering
7 295 (5.61%) Migration
8 272 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
9 256 (4.87%) Change Management
9 256 (4.87%) Computer Science
10 236 (4.48%) Project Delivery
11 232 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 230 (4.37%) Information Security
13 222 (4.22%) Service Management
14 220 (4.18%) Mentoring
15 214 (4.07%) Test Automation
16 211 (4.01%) Incident Management
17 199 (3.78%) Project Management
18 187 (3.55%) Scrum
19 182 (3.46%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,091 (20.73%) PowerShell
2 1,028 (19.54%) SQL
3 605 (11.50%) C#
4 584 (11.10%) Python
5 376 (7.15%) JavaScript
6 277 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 276 (5.25%) C++
8 264 (5.02%) Java
9 217 (4.12%) T-SQL
10 124 (2.36%) C
11 100 (1.90%) Perl
12 81 (1.54%) VB
13 77 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 71 (1.35%) Ruby
15 62 (1.18%) VBScript
16 59 (1.12%) PHP
16 59 (1.12%) TypeScript
17 58 (1.10%) Shell Script
17 58 (1.10%) VB.NET
18 47 (0.89%) Go
Qualifications
1 491 (9.33%) Degree
2 448 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 363 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 245 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 243 (4.62%) MCSE
6 190 (3.61%) MCSA
7 185 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
8 162 (3.08%) CCNA
9 113 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 112 (2.13%) MCP
11 109 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 104 (1.98%) DV Cleared
13 100 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
14 81 (1.54%) CISSP
15 60 (1.14%) CISM
16 53 (1.01%) MCITP
17 51 (0.97%) CCNP
18 34 (0.65%) Server+ Certification
19 29 (0.55%) CREST Certified
20 26 (0.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 345 (6.56%) SLA
2 171 (3.25%) GDPR
3 131 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 111 (2.11%) QA
5 51 (0.97%) NIST
6 31 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 20 (0.38%) COBIT
10 15 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.17%) BS25999
11 9 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.17%) NCSC
12 7 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.076%) AICPA
13 4 (0.076%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.076%) PMO
14 3 (0.057%) HL7
15 2 (0.038%) ISO 9000
16 1 (0.019%) DICOM
System Software
1 2,227 (42.32%) Active Directory
2 1,032 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 660 (12.54%) Hyper-V
4 335 (6.37%) Docker
5 219 (4.16%) vSphere
6 189 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
7 164 (3.12%) XenApp
8 107 (2.03%) XenDesktop
9 97 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
10 88 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 76 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
12 44 (0.84%) Firmware
13 34 (0.65%) VMware Server
14 33 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 32 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 30 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
17 28 (0.53%) BitLocker
18 26 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
19 23 (0.44%) NFS
20 21 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 625 (11.88%) SCCM
2 321 (6.10%) Ansible
3 291 (5.53%) Terraform
4 286 (5.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 245 (4.66%) Kubernetes
6 208 (3.95%) Puppet
7 154 (2.93%) WSUS
8 141 (2.68%) SCOM
9 124 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
10 61 (1.16%) Backup Exec
11 54 (1.03%) SCVMM
11 54 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
12 53 (1.01%) vCenter Server
13 49 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
14 47 (0.89%) Nagios
15 37 (0.70%) NetBackup
16 28 (0.53%) SCOrch
17 23 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 23 (0.44%) Prometheus
17 23 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2,442 (46.41%) Microsoft
2 1,675 (31.83%) VMware
3 665 (12.64%) Cisco
4 643 (12.22%) Citrix
5 293 (5.57%) HP
6 292 (5.55%) Oracle
7 163 (3.10%) Dell
7 163 (3.10%) Red Hat
8 151 (2.87%) Google
9 147 (2.79%) Veeam
10 119 (2.26%) NetApp
10 119 (2.26%) Sophos
11 102 (1.94%) Apple
12 92 (1.75%) Splunk
13 91 (1.73%) EMC
14 83 (1.58%) IBM
15 77 (1.46%) SolarWinds
16 75 (1.43%) Meraki
17 72 (1.37%) Juniper
18 71 (1.35%) Symantec