Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 20,548 22,887 26,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.48% 14.00% 14.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.82% 56.02% 58.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16,873 19,285 23,069
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,462 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 34,931 40,856 45,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.92% 25.00% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 28,376 33,058 38,509
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -1 8,365 £50,000 +3.09% 1,042
South East -1 4,283 £40,000 +6.67% 622
North of England +1 2,902 £37,500 +11.94% 614
Midlands +1 1,819 £36,250 +3.57% 406
North West +3 1,686 £37,500 +7.14% 347
East of England +1 1,649 £37,500 -3.85% 329
South West +2 1,558 £37,500 +4.17% 322
West Midlands +4 1,160 £36,500 +4.29% 269
Yorkshire +2 1,056 £35,000 +7.69% 211
East Midlands -2 653 £36,500 +12.31% 137
North East -11 160 £35,000 +7.69% 56
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8,617 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 8,230 (40.05%) Active Directory
3 7,351 (35.77%) Windows Server
4 5,761 (28.04%) Linux
5 5,195 (25.28%) VMware
6 4,642 (22.59%) Office 365
7 4,536 (22.08%) SQL
8 4,037 (19.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 3,853 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 3,726 (18.13%) Finance
11 3,664 (17.83%) ITIL
12 3,346 (16.28%) Windows 10
13 3,203 (15.59%) Windows 7
14 3,147 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 3,128 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
16 3,068 (14.93%) PowerShell
17 3,040 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
18 3,015 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
19 2,938 (14.30%) Firewall
20 2,713 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
21 2,705 (13.16%) C#
22 2,611 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
23 2,583 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
24 2,561 (12.46%) Citrix
25 2,537 (12.35%) DNS
26 2,489 (12.11%) MS Exchange
27 2,442 (11.88%) .NET
28 2,404 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 2,194 (10.68%) TCP/IP
30 2,190 (10.66%) Cisco

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 2,489 (12.11%) MS Exchange
2 1,301 (6.33%) IIS
3 1,181 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 853 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 648 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 630 (3.07%) Skype for Business
7 437 (2.13%) Apache
8 383 (1.86%) Confluence
9 322 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 210 (1.02%) JBoss
11 186 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 186 (0.91%) WebLogic
12 185 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
13 176 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
14 172 (0.84%) CMS
15 121 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
16 119 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 119 (0.58%) WebSphere
17 115 (0.56%) nginx
18 114 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3,128 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 478 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 270 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 161 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 88 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 39 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 34 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 29 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 28 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 19 (0.092%) AutoCAD
11 12 (0.058%) Simulink
12 8 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
13 7 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.034%) Stateflow
14 6 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
14 6 (0.029%) InfoPath
14 6 (0.029%) TargetLink
15 5 (0.024%) PTC Creo
15 5 (0.024%) SOLIDWORKS
15 5 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 150 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 44 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (0.15%) Relativity
5 28 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.10%) Elite 3E
7 20 (0.097%) Carpe Diem
7 20 (0.097%) Concordance
7 20 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.088%) SimCorp Dimension
9 17 (0.083%) Maximo
10 13 (0.063%) Magento
11 12 (0.058%) MetaTrader
11 12 (0.058%) NetSuite
12 11 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
13 10 (0.049%) assyst
13 10 (0.049%) Eikon
13 10 (0.049%) ReMetrica
13 10 (0.049%) Sage 200
13 10 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4,642 (22.59%) Office 365
2 4,037 (19.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,611 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
4 555 (2.70%) SaaS
5 521 (2.54%) IaaS
6 448 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 356 (1.73%) PaaS
8 337 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 326 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 257 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
11 243 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
12 229 (1.11%) GitHub
13 222 (1.08%) Mimecast
14 199 (0.97%) Amazon S3
15 171 (0.83%) G Suite
16 166 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 119 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
18 108 (0.53%) Serverless
19 101 (0.49%) OneDrive
20 89 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2,938 (14.30%) Firewall
2 2,537 (12.35%) DNS
3 2,194 (10.68%) TCP/IP
4 1,882 (9.16%) DHCP
5 1,568 (7.63%) LAN
6 1,498 (7.29%) WAN
7 1,324 (6.44%) SAN
8 1,240 (6.03%) VPN
9 832 (4.05%) Internet
10 700 (3.41%) VoIP
11 659 (3.21%) Network Security
12 592 (2.88%) VLAN
13 581 (2.83%) Skype
14 503 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
15 493 (2.40%) Wireless
16 330 (1.61%) SSL
17 318 (1.55%) HTTP
18 312 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
19 270 (1.31%) NAS
20 210 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,853 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 768 (3.74%) MySQL
3 454 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 435 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 417 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 374 (1.82%) Big Data
7 366 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 361 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 324 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 322 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 321 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 250 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
13 244 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
14 233 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 217 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
16 173 (0.84%) RDBMS
17 153 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
18 152 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
19 138 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
20 134 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,267 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 929 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 829 (4.03%) JIRA
4 662 (3.22%) Visual Studio
5 582 (2.83%) TeamCity
6 500 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 500 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 324 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 313 (1.52%) Subversion
9 304 (1.48%) Selenium
10 166 (0.81%) Bitbucket
11 153 (0.74%) Maven
12 142 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
13 140 (0.68%) Cucumber
14 120 (0.58%) Vagrant
15 115 (0.56%) NUnit
16 103 (0.50%) MSI
17 98 (0.48%) MSBuild
18 81 (0.39%) JUnit
19 75 (0.36%) GoCD
General
1 3,726 (18.13%) Finance
2 1,047 (5.10%) Banking
3 680 (3.31%) Retail
4 663 (3.23%) Legal
5 567 (2.76%) Law
6 562 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 382 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 382 (1.86%) Marketing
8 312 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 282 (1.37%) Games
10 200 (0.97%) Back Office
11 193 (0.94%) Electronics
12 187 (0.91%) Advertising
13 147 (0.72%) Front Office
14 124 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 118 (0.57%) Automotive
16 107 (0.52%) French Language
17 104 (0.51%) Aerospace
18 90 (0.44%) German Language
19 88 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,555 (17.30%) Analyst
2 2,663 (12.96%) Support Engineer
3 2,375 (11.56%) Developer
4 1,838 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,768 (8.60%) IT Support
6 1,754 (8.54%) Support Analyst
7 1,210 (5.89%) Desktop Support
8 1,202 (5.85%) IT Engineer
9 1,095 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 956 (4.65%) Administrator
11 860 (4.19%) Service Analyst
12 845 (4.11%) IT Analyst
13 837 (4.07%) .NET Developer
14 771 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
15 768 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
16 766 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
17 763 (3.71%) C# Developer
18 757 (3.68%) IT Support Engineer
19 742 (3.61%) Architect
20 693 (3.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,442 (11.88%) .NET
2 1,189 (5.79%) HTML
3 1,069 (5.20%) Web Services
4 942 (4.58%) ASP.NET
5 859 (4.18%) CSS
6 718 (3.49%) .NET Framework
7 622 (3.03%) XML
8 577 (2.81%) AngularJS
9 480 (2.34%) WPF
10 468 (2.28%) jQuery
11 433 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 433 (2.11%) REST
12 418 (2.03%) WinForms
13 408 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
14 406 (1.98%) Node.js
15 390 (1.90%) WCF
16 370 (1.80%) JSON
17 360 (1.75%) HTML5
18 328 (1.60%) SOAP
19 296 (1.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,487 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 1,220 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 939 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 918 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
5 827 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 423 (2.06%) Fintech
7 419 (2.04%) Clustering
8 386 (1.88%) Driving Licence
9 324 (1.58%) Replication
10 322 (1.57%) Private Cloud
10 322 (1.57%) Public Cloud
11 309 (1.50%) Hedge funds
12 307 (1.49%) User Experience
13 301 (1.46%) Blackberry
14 270 (1.31%) PKI
15 269 (1.31%) iPhone
16 265 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
17 252 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
18 249 (1.21%) Mobile App
19 240 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7,351 (35.77%) Windows Server
2 5,761 (28.04%) Linux
3 3,346 (16.28%) Windows 10
4 3,203 (15.59%) Windows 7
5 3,015 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,713 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,608 (7.83%) Unix
8 806 (3.92%) Android
9 804 (3.91%) Windows 8
10 755 (3.67%) Apple iOS
11 646 (3.14%) Mac OS X
12 583 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 580 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 389 (1.89%) CentOS
15 327 (1.59%) Mac OS
16 309 (1.50%) Windows XP
17 277 (1.35%) Ubuntu
18 220 (1.07%) Solaris
19 178 (0.87%) AIX
20 103 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,664 (17.83%) ITIL
2 3,040 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2,583 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2,404 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,929 (9.39%) DevOps
6 1,217 (5.92%) Software Engineering
7 1,089 (5.30%) Project Management
8 968 (4.71%) Service Management
9 939 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
10 926 (4.51%) Migration
11 912 (4.44%) Information Security
12 907 (4.41%) MVC
13 895 (4.36%) Test Automation
14 877 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
15 875 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
16 874 (4.25%) Mentoring
17 813 (3.96%) Scrum
18 806 (3.92%) Incident Management
19 761 (3.70%) Configuration Management
20 751 (3.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4,536 (22.08%) SQL
2 3,068 (14.93%) PowerShell
3 2,705 (13.16%) C#
4 1,803 (8.77%) Python
5 1,603 (7.80%) Java
6 1,591 (7.74%) JavaScript
7 1,150 (5.60%) C++
8 899 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 727 (3.54%) C
10 637 (3.10%) T-SQL
11 564 (2.74%) Perl
12 460 (2.24%) Ruby
13 380 (1.85%) PHP
14 344 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 284 (1.38%) VBScript
16 283 (1.38%) VB.NET
17 272 (1.32%) VB
18 187 (0.91%) PL/SQL
19 139 (0.68%) TypeScript
20 130 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,073 (10.09%) Degree
2 1,769 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,104 (5.37%) MCSE
4 985 (4.79%) Security Cleared
5 839 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 680 (3.31%) CCNA
7 625 (3.04%) CISSP
8 615 (2.99%) MCSA
9 553 (2.69%) MCP
10 546 (2.66%) SC Cleared
11 516 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 403 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 384 (1.87%) DV Cleared
14 365 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
15 263 (1.28%) CCNP
16 240 (1.17%) MCITP
17 232 (1.13%) SANS
18 220 (1.07%) GIAC
19 203 (0.99%) CISM
20 187 (0.91%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,202 (5.85%) SLA
2 630 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 555 (2.70%) QA
4 384 (1.87%) GDPR
5 275 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 112 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 102 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 82 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 79 (0.38%) PMO
10 54 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 52 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 51 (0.25%) COBIT
13 41 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 29 (0.14%) MiFID
15 22 (0.11%) ISO 22301
16 19 (0.092%) HIPAA
17 17 (0.083%) FISMA
18 15 (0.073%) ISO 14001
18 15 (0.073%) WAI
19 13 (0.063%) HL7
System Software
1 8,230 (40.05%) Active Directory
2 3,147 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,177 (10.59%) Hyper-V
4 828 (4.03%) Docker
5 753 (3.66%) XenApp
6 750 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
7 731 (3.56%) vSphere
8 506 (2.46%) XenDesktop
9 463 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
10 291 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 226 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
12 179 (0.87%) Terminal Services
13 162 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
14 151 (0.73%) XenServer
15 144 (0.70%) Firmware
16 117 (0.57%) BitLocker
17 111 (0.54%) VirtualBox
18 84 (0.41%) Xen
19 83 (0.40%) NFS
20 79 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2,031 (9.88%) SCCM
2 1,056 (5.14%) Ansible
3 987 (4.80%) Puppet
4 773 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
5 539 (2.62%) SCOM
6 403 (1.96%) Kubernetes
7 382 (1.86%) Terraform
8 358 (1.74%) WSUS
9 270 (1.31%) Nagios
10 237 (1.15%) vCenter Server
11 229 (1.11%) Backup Exec
12 208 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
13 198 (0.96%) Salt
14 150 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
15 135 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
16 123 (0.60%) vRealize
17 120 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
18 119 (0.58%) AirWatch
19 113 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
20 111 (0.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8,617 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 5,195 (25.28%) VMware
3 2,561 (12.46%) Citrix
4 2,190 (10.66%) Cisco
5 1,380 (6.72%) Oracle
6 896 (4.36%) HP
7 716 (3.48%) Apple
8 680 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 558 (2.72%) Google
10 491 (2.39%) NetApp
11 481 (2.34%) Veeam
12 474 (2.31%) Dell
13 418 (2.03%) ServiceNow
14 378 (1.84%) EMC
15 365 (1.78%) IBM
16 354 (1.72%) Symantec
17 330 (1.61%) SolarWinds
18 293 (1.43%) Splunk
19 277 (1.35%) SAP
20 274 (1.33%) Ivanti