Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 20,411 23,139 25,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.71% 13.84% 14.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.88% 56.17% 58.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16,712 19,383 22,051
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.27% -1.25%

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 34,664 41,196 43,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.29% 24.64% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 28,031 33,470 36,896
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,625
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 0 8,309 £50,000 +5.26% 847
South East 0 4,230 £39,000 +4.00% 574
North of England +2 2,943 £37,500 +11.94% 514
Midlands +5 1,858 £37,500 +7.14% 337
North West +4 1,723 £38,000 +8.57% 279
East of England +4 1,602 £37,500 - 291
South West +2 1,469 £37,500 +2.74% 307
West Midlands +6 1,182 £37,500 +7.14% 203
Yorkshire +3 1,021 £37,500 +15.38% 191
East Midlands +2 671 £37,500 +15.38% 133
North East -2 199 £35,000 +7.69% 44
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 8,681 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 8,306 (40.69%) Active Directory
3 7,197 (35.26%) Windows Server
4 5,761 (28.22%) Linux
5 5,205 (25.50%) VMware
6 4,747 (23.26%) Office 365
7 4,496 (22.03%) SQL
8 4,194 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
9 3,794 (18.59%) ITIL
10 3,720 (18.23%) SQL Server
11 3,547 (17.38%) Finance
12 3,497 (17.13%) Windows 10
13 3,165 (15.51%) Windows 7
14 3,144 (15.40%) VMware Infrastructure
15 3,118 (15.28%) PowerShell
16 3,053 (14.96%) Microsoft Office
17 3,036 (14.87%) Firewall
18 3,030 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
19 2,875 (14.09%) Windows Server 2012
20 2,709 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
21 2,623 (12.85%) C#
22 2,563 (12.56%) Windows Server 2008
23 2,555 (12.52%) Citrix
24 2,552 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
25 2,536 (12.42%) DNS
26 2,441 (11.96%) MS Exchange
27 2,430 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 2,343 (11.48%) .NET
29 2,246 (11.00%) Cisco
30 2,171 (10.64%) TCP/IP

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 2,441 (11.96%) MS Exchange
2 1,309 (6.41%) IIS
3 1,249 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 768 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 638 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 571 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 457 (2.24%) Apache
8 355 (1.74%) Confluence
9 322 (1.58%) Tomcat
10 188 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 187 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
12 182 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
13 177 (0.87%) JBoss
14 168 (0.82%) CMS
15 156 (0.76%) WebLogic
16 118 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
17 112 (0.55%) WebSphere
18 110 (0.54%) nginx
19 90 (0.44%) OpenStack
20 86 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3,053 (14.96%) Microsoft Office
2 464 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 278 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 169 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 80 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 41 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 34 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 32 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 28 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 22 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (0.024%) CATIA
13 4 (0.020%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.020%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.020%) Windchill
14 3 (0.015%) InVision
14 3 (0.015%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.015%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 154 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 39 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
6 19 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.088%) Relativity
8 17 (0.083%) Maximo
8 17 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
9 16 (0.078%) NetSuite
10 15 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
11 14 (0.069%) assyst
11 14 (0.069%) thinkFolio
12 13 (0.064%) Elite 3E
13 11 (0.054%) Sage 200
14 10 (0.049%) Exstream
14 10 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
14 10 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
15 9 (0.044%) Magento
15 9 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4,747 (23.26%) Office 365
2 4,194 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,709 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
4 635 (3.11%) SaaS
5 533 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 529 (2.59%) IaaS
7 387 (1.90%) PaaS
8 384 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 346 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 254 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
11 240 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
12 223 (1.09%) Mimecast
13 216 (1.06%) GitHub
14 204 (1.00%) Amazon S3
15 175 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 156 (0.76%) G Suite
17 129 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
18 107 (0.52%) OneDrive
19 103 (0.50%) Serverless
20 78 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3,036 (14.87%) Firewall
2 2,536 (12.42%) DNS
3 2,171 (10.64%) TCP/IP
4 1,900 (9.31%) DHCP
5 1,631 (7.99%) LAN
6 1,531 (7.50%) WAN
7 1,262 (6.18%) SAN
8 1,205 (5.90%) VPN
9 856 (4.19%) Internet
10 730 (3.58%) VoIP
11 686 (3.36%) Network Security
12 629 (3.08%) VLAN
13 603 (2.95%) Skype
14 538 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
15 531 (2.60%) Wireless
16 327 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
17 299 (1.46%) SSL
18 287 (1.41%) NAS
19 261 (1.28%) HTTP
20 216 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,720 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 751 (3.68%) MySQL
3 442 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 409 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 394 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 369 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 337 (1.65%) NoSQL
8 320 (1.57%) Oracle Database
9 312 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
10 308 (1.51%) Big Data
11 274 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 264 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
13 254 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
14 243 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
15 238 (1.17%) MongoDB
16 174 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 163 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
18 139 (0.68%) Hadoop
19 135 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
20 128 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,238 (6.07%) Git (software)
2 966 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 793 (3.89%) JIRA
4 675 (3.31%) Visual Studio
5 607 (2.97%) TeamCity
6 503 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 496 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 321 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 297 (1.46%) Subversion
10 249 (1.22%) Selenium
11 173 (0.85%) Maven
12 142 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 134 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
14 124 (0.61%) MSI
15 123 (0.60%) NUnit
16 121 (0.59%) Vagrant
17 115 (0.56%) Cucumber
18 84 (0.41%) MSBuild
19 82 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
20 78 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,547 (17.38%) Finance
2 1,012 (4.96%) Banking
3 663 (3.25%) Legal
4 620 (3.04%) Retail
5 585 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 521 (2.55%) Law
7 368 (1.80%) Marketing
8 334 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 323 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 270 (1.32%) Games
11 223 (1.09%) Back Office
12 198 (0.97%) Electronics
13 190 (0.93%) Advertising
14 156 (0.76%) Front Office
15 100 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 100 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 97 (0.48%) French Language
17 86 (0.42%) Automotive
18 76 (0.37%) German Language
19 75 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,546 (17.37%) Analyst
2 2,582 (12.65%) Support Engineer
3 2,290 (11.22%) Developer
4 1,887 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,762 (8.63%) IT Support
6 1,733 (8.49%) Support Analyst
7 1,236 (6.06%) IT Engineer
8 1,078 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 975 (4.78%) Administrator
10 915 (4.48%) Desktop Support
11 903 (4.42%) IT Analyst
12 812 (3.98%) .NET Developer
13 803 (3.93%) Service Analyst
14 758 (3.71%) IT Support Engineer
15 751 (3.68%) C# Developer
16 747 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
17 744 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
18 739 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
19 727 (3.56%) Architect
20 659 (3.23%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,343 (11.48%) .NET
2 1,134 (5.56%) HTML
3 1,057 (5.18%) Web Services
4 886 (4.34%) ASP.NET
5 859 (4.21%) CSS
6 670 (3.28%) .NET Framework
7 581 (2.85%) AngularJS
8 555 (2.72%) XML
9 471 (2.31%) jQuery
10 436 (2.14%) Node.js
11 433 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 430 (2.11%) WPF
13 397 (1.95%) REST
14 389 (1.91%) JSON
15 383 (1.88%) WinForms
16 381 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 377 (1.85%) WCF
18 353 (1.73%) HTML5
19 313 (1.53%) RESTful
20 310 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,501 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1,230 (6.03%) Data Centre
3 908 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
4 904 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 476 (2.33%) Fintech
6 457 (2.24%) Clustering
7 383 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 339 (1.66%) Replication
9 323 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 320 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 315 (1.54%) User Experience
12 301 (1.47%) Private Cloud
13 279 (1.37%) PKI
14 275 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
15 273 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
16 262 (1.28%) Blackberry
17 255 (1.25%) Fat Client
17 255 (1.25%) Thin Client
18 238 (1.17%) iPhone
19 229 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7,197 (35.26%) Windows Server
2 5,761 (28.22%) Linux
3 3,497 (17.13%) Windows 10
4 3,165 (15.51%) Windows 7
5 2,875 (14.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,563 (12.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,606 (7.87%) Unix
8 813 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 773 (3.79%) Apple iOS
10 756 (3.70%) Android
11 668 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 583 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 538 (2.64%) Mac OS X
14 388 (1.90%) CentOS
15 330 (1.62%) Mac OS
16 297 (1.46%) Windows XP
17 286 (1.40%) Ubuntu
18 194 (0.95%) Solaris
19 181 (0.89%) AIX
20 108 (0.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,794 (18.59%) ITIL
2 3,030 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
3 2,552 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 2,430 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,910 (9.36%) DevOps
6 1,091 (5.35%) Software Engineering
7 1,050 (5.14%) Information Security
8 1,045 (5.12%) Project Management
9 985 (4.83%) Migration
10 969 (4.75%) Service Management
11 963 (4.72%) Mentoring
12 936 (4.59%) Computer Science
12 936 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
13 897 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
14 887 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
15 863 (4.23%) MVC
16 848 (4.15%) Service Delivery
17 818 (4.01%) Incident Management
18 814 (3.99%) Test Automation
19 761 (3.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4,496 (22.03%) SQL
2 3,118 (15.28%) PowerShell
3 2,623 (12.85%) C#
4 1,811 (8.87%) Python
5 1,567 (7.68%) Java
6 1,501 (7.35%) JavaScript
7 1,106 (5.42%) C++
8 988 (4.84%) Bash Shell
9 616 (3.02%) T-SQL
10 610 (2.99%) C
11 500 (2.45%) Perl
12 412 (2.02%) PHP
13 398 (1.95%) Ruby
14 311 (1.52%) VBScript
15 304 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 275 (1.35%) VB
17 269 (1.32%) VB.NET
18 151 (0.74%) PL/SQL
19 149 (0.73%) TypeScript
20 145 (0.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,033 (9.96%) Degree
2 1,834 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,141 (5.59%) MCSE
4 947 (4.64%) Security Cleared
5 870 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 674 (3.30%) CISSP
7 666 (3.26%) CCNA
8 655 (3.21%) MCSA
9 568 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 528 (2.59%) MCP
11 476 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 431 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 371 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
14 350 (1.71%) DV Cleared
15 268 (1.31%) CCNP
15 268 (1.31%) SANS
16 231 (1.13%) GIAC
17 203 (0.99%) MCITP
18 196 (0.96%) CISM
19 192 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,220 (5.98%) SLA
2 708 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 496 (2.43%) QA
4 482 (2.36%) GDPR
5 312 (1.53%) PCI DSS
6 135 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 106 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 85 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 79 (0.39%) PMO
10 62 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 45 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 45 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 43 (0.21%) COBIT
13 34 (0.17%) MiFID
14 31 (0.15%) HIPAA
15 24 (0.12%) ISO 22301
16 23 (0.11%) HL7
17 18 (0.088%) ISO 14001
18 17 (0.083%) FISMA
19 15 (0.073%) WAI
System Software
1 8,306 (40.69%) Active Directory
2 3,144 (15.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,092 (10.25%) Hyper-V
4 882 (4.32%) Docker
5 789 (3.87%) XenApp
6 738 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
7 730 (3.58%) vSphere
8 486 (2.38%) XenDesktop
9 466 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
10 303 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 220 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 163 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
13 161 (0.79%) Terminal Services
14 136 (0.67%) Firmware
15 135 (0.66%) BitLocker
16 120 (0.59%) XenServer
17 98 (0.48%) VirtualBox
18 94 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
19 91 (0.45%) NFS
20 84 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2,155 (10.56%) SCCM
2 1,097 (5.37%) Ansible
3 944 (4.62%) Puppet
4 746 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
5 548 (2.68%) SCOM
6 464 (2.27%) Kubernetes
7 430 (2.11%) Terraform
8 391 (1.92%) WSUS
9 292 (1.43%) Nagios
10 246 (1.21%) Backup Exec
10 246 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
11 244 (1.20%) vCenter Server
12 197 (0.97%) Salt
13 160 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
14 152 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
15 142 (0.70%) AirWatch
16 125 (0.61%) vRealize
17 114 (0.56%) SCVMM
18 113 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
19 112 (0.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8,681 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 5,205 (25.50%) VMware
3 2,555 (12.52%) Citrix
4 2,246 (11.00%) Cisco
5 1,295 (6.34%) Oracle
6 934 (4.58%) HP
7 666 (3.26%) Red Hat
8 658 (3.22%) Apple
9 556 (2.72%) NetApp
10 539 (2.64%) Google
11 524 (2.57%) Dell
12 505 (2.47%) Veeam
13 411 (2.01%) Symantec
14 410 (2.01%) IBM
15 396 (1.94%) EMC
16 383 (1.88%) ServiceNow
17 341 (1.67%) SolarWinds
18 327 (1.60%) Splunk
19 321 (1.57%) Ivanti
20 315 (1.54%) McAfee