Period
to 25 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17,785 22,026 22,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.24% 13.53% 14.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.30% 57.24% 57.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14,611 18,204 19,379
England median annual salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 31,039 38,482 38,997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.11% 23.64% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24,799 31,401 32,878
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +3.45%

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 25 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 -4 6,817 £50,000 - 340
South East +3 3,879 £39,000 -2.01% 201
North of England +4 2,537 £36,000 -1.37% 205
Midlands +5 1,795 £38,500 +6.94% 128
South West 0 1,413 £37,500 - 105
North West +4 1,380 £37,500 - 112
East of England +3 1,295 £37,500 -3.85% 121
West Midlands +5 1,140 £38,750 +10.71% 73
Yorkshire +3 962 £35,000 -3.25% 80
East Midlands +1 652 £37,750 +0.67% 55
North East +13 200 £35,500 +16.39% 13
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 7,652 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 7,580 (42.62%) Active Directory
3 6,687 (37.60%) Windows Server
4 4,923 (27.68%) Linux
5 4,853 (27.29%) Office 365
6 4,807 (27.03%) VMware
7 4,320 (24.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 3,972 (22.33%) SQL
9 3,488 (19.61%) ITIL
10 3,245 (18.25%) Windows 10
11 3,196 (17.97%) SQL Server
12 2,999 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2,879 (16.19%) PowerShell
14 2,792 (15.70%) Firewall
15 2,776 (15.61%) Finance
16 2,687 (15.11%) Microsoft Office
17 2,634 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
18 2,613 (14.69%) Windows 7
19 2,531 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
20 2,512 (14.12%) DNS
21 2,495 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 2,384 (13.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 2,321 (13.05%) Hyper-V
24 2,303 (12.95%) Cisco
25 2,250 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
26 2,142 (12.04%) C#
27 2,118 (11.91%) Citrix
28 2,066 (11.62%) MS Exchange
29 2,046 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
30 1,989 (11.18%) .NET

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 2,066 (11.62%) MS Exchange
2 1,208 (6.79%) IIS
3 1,157 (6.51%) SharePoint
4 621 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 580 (3.26%) Skype for Business
6 452 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 415 (2.33%) Apache
8 280 (1.57%) Tomcat
9 266 (1.50%) Confluence
10 146 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 145 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 134 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 131 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 116 (0.65%) WebLogic
15 106 (0.60%) JBoss
16 98 (0.55%) IBM Notes
17 87 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
18 77 (0.43%) CMS
19 68 (0.38%) WordPress
20 59 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2,687 (15.11%) Microsoft Office
2 321 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 166 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 143 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 23 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 23 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 17 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.073%) CATIA
10 11 (0.062%) Maple
11 10 (0.056%) Sketch
12 9 (0.051%) InVision
13 8 (0.045%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.028%) Maya
14 5 (0.028%) Zeplin
15 4 (0.022%) GNU Octave
15 4 (0.022%) Revit
Business Applications
1 116 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 33 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 30 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
5 29 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 28 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 21 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (0.11%) Maximo
9 17 (0.096%) Visualfiles
10 14 (0.079%) thinkFolio
10 14 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
11 13 (0.073%) HFM
11 13 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (0.073%) SAP Business One
12 12 (0.067%) JDE OneWorld
12 12 (0.067%) Markit EDM
13 10 (0.056%) Sage 200
13 10 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4,853 (27.29%) Office 365
2 4,320 (24.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,531 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
4 635 (3.57%) SaaS
5 613 (3.45%) IaaS
6 585 (3.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 460 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 426 (2.40%) PaaS
9 338 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 233 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 195 (1.10%) GitHub
12 177 (1.00%) OneDrive
13 164 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
13 164 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 163 (0.92%) Power Platform
15 159 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 153 (0.86%) Serverless
17 150 (0.84%) Mimecast
18 119 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 115 (0.65%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 2,792 (15.70%) Firewall
2 2,512 (14.12%) DNS
3 1,935 (10.88%) DHCP
4 1,714 (9.64%) TCP/IP
5 1,471 (8.27%) LAN
6 1,453 (8.17%) WAN
7 1,125 (6.33%) VPN
8 1,067 (6.00%) SAN
9 679 (3.82%) VLAN
10 661 (3.72%) VoIP
11 630 (3.54%) Skype
12 618 (3.47%) Network Security
13 611 (3.44%) Internet
14 485 (2.73%) Wireless
15 319 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
16 304 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
17 291 (1.64%) NAS
18 238 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
18 238 (1.34%) SSL
19 223 (1.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,196 (17.97%) SQL Server
2 583 (3.28%) MySQL
3 465 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 343 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 342 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 306 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 275 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 274 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 271 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
10 260 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
11 195 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 193 (1.09%) MongoDB
13 174 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
14 146 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
15 145 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 144 (0.81%) Big Data
17 137 (0.77%) Hadoop
18 133 (0.75%) Power BI
19 102 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
19 102 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,013 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 844 (4.75%) Jenkins
3 681 (3.83%) JIRA
4 525 (2.95%) Visual Studio
5 473 (2.66%) TeamCity
6 443 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 400 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 267 (1.50%) Selenium
9 264 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 260 (1.46%) Subversion
11 144 (0.81%) Cucumber
12 143 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
13 140 (0.79%) Maven
14 126 (0.71%) JMeter
14 126 (0.71%) NUnit
15 115 (0.65%) Travis CI
16 114 (0.64%) Bitbucket Server
17 101 (0.57%) Bitbucket
18 99 (0.56%) SpecFlow
19 98 (0.55%) GitLab
General
1 2,776 (15.61%) Finance
2 750 (4.22%) Banking
3 571 (3.21%) Retail
4 503 (2.83%) Legal
5 468 (2.63%) Law
6 396 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 289 (1.62%) Marketing
8 243 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 188 (1.06%) Back Office
10 166 (0.93%) Advertising
11 156 (0.88%) Electronics
11 156 (0.88%) Games
12 125 (0.70%) Front Office
13 111 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 109 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 93 (0.52%) Aerospace
16 66 (0.37%) Billing
17 59 (0.33%) Military
18 57 (0.32%) Automotive
19 48 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,199 (17.99%) Analyst
2 2,027 (11.40%) Support Engineer
3 1,898 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,674 (9.41%) Developer
5 1,595 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 1,556 (8.75%) IT Support
7 1,164 (6.54%) IT Engineer
8 972 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 908 (5.11%) IT Analyst
10 753 (4.23%) Administrator
11 686 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
12 660 (3.71%) Windows Engineer
13 650 (3.65%) IT Support Engineer
13 650 (3.65%) Service Analyst
14 632 (3.55%) Software Engineer
15 610 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
16 606 (3.41%) Desktop Support
17 595 (3.35%) Consultant
18 592 (3.33%) Applications Support
19 589 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,989 (11.18%) .NET
2 891 (5.01%) Web Services
3 872 (4.90%) HTML
4 753 (4.23%) ASP.NET
5 684 (3.85%) CSS
6 503 (2.83%) .NET Framework
7 487 (2.74%) XML
8 459 (2.58%) AngularJS
9 412 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 403 (2.27%) JSON
11 378 (2.13%) Node.js
12 370 (2.08%) jQuery
13 338 (1.90%) REST
14 297 (1.67%) WCF
14 297 (1.67%) WPF
15 295 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
16 272 (1.53%) RESTful
17 270 (1.52%) React
18 256 (1.44%) .NET Core
19 245 (1.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,133 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 1,054 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 853 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 698 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 466 (2.62%) Clustering
6 458 (2.58%) Fintech
7 432 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 405 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 347 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 344 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 307 (1.73%) Replication
12 269 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 242 (1.36%) iPhone
14 235 (1.32%) User Experience
15 224 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
16 187 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
17 186 (1.05%) PKI
18 184 (1.03%) Client/Server
19 179 (1.01%) Fat Client
19 179 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6,687 (37.60%) Windows Server
2 4,923 (27.68%) Linux
3 3,245 (18.25%) Windows 10
4 2,613 (14.69%) Windows 7
5 2,495 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,046 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,422 (8.00%) Unix
8 704 (3.96%) Windows 8
9 638 (3.59%) Android
10 596 (3.35%) Apple iOS
11 474 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 411 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 341 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 316 (1.78%) Mac OS X
15 301 (1.69%) CentOS
16 300 (1.69%) Windows XP
17 274 (1.54%) Ubuntu
18 140 (0.79%) Debian
19 138 (0.78%) AIX
20 112 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,488 (19.61%) ITIL
2 2,634 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 2,384 (13.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2,250 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
5 1,929 (10.85%) DevOps
6 1,004 (5.65%) Software Engineering
7 970 (5.45%) Migration
8 834 (4.69%) Project Management
9 821 (4.62%) Computer Science
10 820 (4.61%) Mentoring
11 811 (4.56%) Information Security
12 804 (4.52%) Service Delivery
13 783 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
14 780 (4.39%) Test Automation
15 778 (4.37%) Cybersecurity
16 774 (4.35%) Configuration Management
17 735 (4.13%) Service Management
18 721 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
19 670 (3.77%) Scrum
20 614 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3,972 (22.33%) SQL
2 2,879 (16.19%) PowerShell
3 2,142 (12.04%) C#
4 1,609 (9.05%) Python
5 1,290 (7.25%) Java
6 1,242 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 804 (4.52%) C++
8 777 (4.37%) Bash Shell
9 519 (2.92%) C
10 512 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 431 (2.42%) Ruby
12 326 (1.83%) PHP
13 320 (1.80%) Perl
14 240 (1.35%) VB
15 231 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 231 (1.30%) VBScript
16 205 (1.15%) VB.NET
17 142 (0.80%) PL/SQL
18 125 (0.70%) Go
19 76 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,701 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,690 (9.50%) Degree
3 1,050 (5.90%) Security Cleared
4 981 (5.52%) MCSE
5 802 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
6 697 (3.92%) MCSA
7 633 (3.56%) CCNA
8 586 (3.29%) SC Cleared
9 469 (2.64%) MCP
10 436 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 342 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 337 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
13 332 (1.87%) DV Cleared
14 323 (1.82%) CISSP
15 264 (1.48%) CCNP
16 191 (1.07%) A+ Certification
17 186 (1.05%) MCITP
18 117 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 115 (0.65%) GIAC
19 115 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,343 (7.55%) SLA
2 519 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 487 (2.74%) QA
4 367 (2.06%) GDPR
5 197 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 177 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 76 (0.43%) PMO
8 75 (0.42%) COBIT
9 57 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 50 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 49 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 48 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 43 (0.24%) HIPAA
14 42 (0.24%) ISO 9001
15 34 (0.19%) WAI
16 30 (0.17%) HL7
16 30 (0.17%) ISO 22301
17 27 (0.15%) DICOM
17 27 (0.15%) JSP 440
18 26 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7,580 (42.62%) Active Directory
2 2,999 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,321 (13.05%) Hyper-V
4 923 (5.19%) Docker
5 689 (3.87%) vSphere
6 681 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
7 635 (3.57%) XenApp
8 393 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
9 356 (2.00%) XenDesktop
10 280 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
11 271 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 148 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
13 116 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 116 (0.65%) Firmware
14 113 (0.64%) BitLocker
15 109 (0.61%) Terminal Services
16 94 (0.53%) VirtualBox
17 84 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
18 68 (0.38%) VMware NSX
19 65 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,891 (10.63%) SCCM
2 1,067 (6.00%) Ansible
3 876 (4.93%) Puppet
4 622 (3.50%) Terraform
5 610 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
6 564 (3.17%) Kubernetes
7 491 (2.76%) SCOM
8 365 (2.05%) WSUS
9 361 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
10 249 (1.40%) Nagios
11 206 (1.16%) Backup Exec
12 198 (1.11%) vCenter Server
13 165 (0.93%) SCVMM
14 140 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
15 128 (0.72%) AirWatch
16 127 (0.71%) SCOrch
17 117 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
18 112 (0.63%) Packer
19 108 (0.61%) Salt
20 101 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 7,652 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 4,807 (27.03%) VMware
3 2,303 (12.95%) Cisco
4 2,118 (11.91%) Citrix
5 1,026 (5.77%) Oracle
6 1,019 (5.73%) HP
7 622 (3.50%) Dell
8 586 (3.29%) Apple
9 498 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 486 (2.73%) Veeam
11 468 (2.63%) NetApp
12 413 (2.32%) Google
13 408 (2.29%) IBM
14 325 (1.83%) Splunk
15 318 (1.79%) EMC
16 302 (1.70%) Symantec
17 300 (1.69%) ServiceNow
18 297 (1.67%) SAP
19 261 (1.47%) SolarWinds
20 241 (1.36%) Avaya