Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 7 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 571 742 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.50% 15.60% 13.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.55% 60.72% 61.26%
Number of salaries quoted 459 660 544
Hertfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,625 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 821 1,222 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 26.60% 25.70% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 635 1,027 775
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,350 £23,000 £23,350
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Hertfordshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Windows in Hertfordshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in Hertfordshire

Windows
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Hertfordshire 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
Watford +6 152 £35,000 -4.11% 7
Hemel Hempstead +3 104 £45,000 +8.43% 8
Hatfield -11 43 £30,000 -34.78%
Welwyn Garden City +16 41 £25,000 -3.85%
Stevenage -1 34 £26,000 -7.15% 4
St Albans +7 25 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cheshunt +3 23 £50,000 -33.33%
Hertford - 23 £26,000 - 1
Waltham Cross - 18 £55,000 - 1
Borehamwood +4 15 £26,000 -42.22% 4
Letchworth +8 13 £32,000 +6.67%
Hitchin - 7 £47,500 -
Harpenden -3 6 - -
Broxbourne +8 3 £26,000 -52.73%
Tring +6 3 - - 2
Bishop's Stortford -3 3 £29,000 -0.85%
Kings Langley -2 2 - - 2
Royston - 1 £45,000 - 2
Berkhamsted - 1 £35,000 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £26,000 -
Windows
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 324 (56.74%) Active Directory
2 308 (53.94%) Microsoft
3 268 (46.94%) Windows Server
4 222 (38.88%) VMware
5 213 (37.30%) Office 365
6 162 (28.37%) Windows 7
7 143 (25.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 136 (23.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 136 (23.82%) ITIL
9 123 (21.54%) Linux
9 123 (21.54%) Hyper-V
10 120 (21.02%) Windows 10
11 110 (19.26%) MS Exchange
12 108 (18.91%) DNS
13 107 (18.74%) SQL Server
13 107 (18.74%) Firewall
14 106 (18.56%) DHCP
14 106 (18.56%) Cisco
15 105 (18.39%) PowerShell
15 105 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 101 (17.69%) Microsoft Certification
17 98 (17.16%) SQL
18 95 (16.64%) Windows Server 2008
19 91 (15.94%) Citrix
20 88 (15.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 78 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
22 77 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
23 72 (12.61%) SCCM
24 67 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
25 62 (10.86%) Windows 8

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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
1 110 (19.26%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.90%) Skype for Business
3 26 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 21 (3.68%) IIS
6 20 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.80%) Apache
8 13 (2.28%) Confluence
9 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.40%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.35%) OpenEdge
15 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 77 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Postilion
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 213 (37.30%) Office 365
2 136 (23.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (5.95%) SaaS
5 23 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (3.50%) IaaS
7 18 (3.15%) Mimecast
8 14 (2.45%) OneDrive
9 13 (2.28%) PaaS
10 9 (1.58%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.70%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon Glacier
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 108 (18.91%) DNS
2 107 (18.74%) Firewall
3 106 (18.56%) DHCP
4 58 (10.16%) VPN
5 55 (9.63%) TCP/IP
6 53 (9.28%) VLAN
7 49 (8.58%) LAN
8 44 (7.71%) WAN
9 30 (5.25%) SAN
10 25 (4.38%) iSCSI
11 19 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
12 16 (2.80%) Skype
13 15 (2.63%) Network Security
14 14 (2.45%) BIG-IP
15 12 (2.10%) Wireless
16 11 (1.93%) Internet
16 11 (1.93%) Unified Communications
17 10 (1.75%) SMTP
18 9 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
18 9 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (18.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.28%) MySQL
3 12 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.53%) Power BI
8 3 (0.53%) Redis
9 2 (0.35%) GIS
9 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 19 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.45%) JIRA
4 13 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (2.10%) Selenium
6 10 (1.75%) JMeter
6 10 (1.75%) WebDriver
7 9 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.40%) Appium
8 8 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 8 (1.40%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.23%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.70%) Hudson
10 4 (0.70%) Subversion
11 3 (0.53%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.53%) Qt Creator
11 3 (0.53%) Ranorex
12 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 1 (0.18%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (6.65%) Retail
2 18 (3.15%) Finance
3 10 (1.75%) Games
4 6 (1.05%) Electronics
5 4 (0.70%) Marketing
6 3 (0.53%) French Language
6 3 (0.53%) Legal
6 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.35%) Advertising
7 2 (0.35%) Local Government
7 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.35%) Publishing
8 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 104 (18.21%) Analyst
2 82 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 68 (11.91%) Support Analyst
4 66 (11.56%) IT Support
5 51 (8.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 47 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 41 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (6.65%) IT Analyst
9 35 (6.13%) IT Engineer
10 31 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 29 (5.08%) IT Support Analyst
11 29 (5.08%) Service Desk Engineer
12 24 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 24 (4.20%) Architect
13 23 (4.03%) Desktop Support
13 23 (4.03%) Security Engineer
14 21 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (3.50%) Administrator
15 20 (3.50%) Help Desk Support
15 20 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.50%) .NET
2 19 (3.33%) Web Services
3 15 (2.63%) OpenGL
4 13 (2.28%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.10%) ASP.NET
6 11 (1.93%) HTML
6 11 (1.93%) SOAP
7 10 (1.75%) CSS
8 9 (1.58%) MFC
8 9 (1.58%) X-Windows
9 7 (1.23%) XML
10 5 (0.88%) Middleware
10 5 (0.88%) Node.js
11 4 (0.70%) .NET Core
11 4 (0.70%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (0.70%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.70%) jQuery
12 3 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.65%) Driving Licence
2 35 (6.13%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.08%) Data Centre
5 24 (4.20%) Replication
6 20 (3.50%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.75%) EPoS
8 10 (1.75%) User Experience
9 9 (1.58%) PKI
10 8 (1.40%) CMDB
10 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.88%) iPhone
12 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 268 (46.94%) Windows Server
2 162 (28.37%) Windows 7
3 123 (21.54%) Linux
4 120 (21.02%) Windows 10
5 105 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (16.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (10.86%) Windows 8
8 26 (4.55%) CentOS
9 25 (4.38%) Apple iOS
9 25 (4.38%) Ubuntu
10 23 (4.03%) Windows XP
11 19 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (2.80%) Unix
13 12 (2.10%) Android
13 12 (2.10%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (1.75%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.58%) SUSE
17 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (23.82%) ITIL
2 88 (15.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 78 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (7.88%) Migration
5 44 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (7.18%) DevOps
7 40 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 40 (7.01%) Mentoring
8 36 (6.30%) Service Management
9 31 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (4.90%) Test Automation
11 27 (4.73%) Change Management
11 27 (4.73%) Problem Management
12 26 (4.55%) Software Engineering
13 25 (4.38%) Patch Management
14 24 (4.20%) Information Security
15 23 (4.03%) SIEM
15 23 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (3.85%) PRINCE2
17 21 (3.68%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (18.39%) PowerShell
2 98 (17.16%) SQL
3 38 (6.65%) VBScript
4 29 (5.08%) Bash Shell
5 25 (4.38%) C#
6 23 (4.03%) JavaScript
7 20 (3.50%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.33%) C++
8 19 (3.33%) Python
9 18 (3.15%) Java
10 12 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.58%) Ruby
12 5 (0.88%) VBA
13 4 (0.70%) VB
14 3 (0.53%) Perl
14 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.35%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 101 (17.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (9.98%) MCP
3 45 (7.88%) Security Cleared
4 42 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (6.65%) CCNA
6 35 (6.13%) SC Cleared
7 33 (5.78%) MCSE
8 28 (4.90%) Degree
8 28 (4.90%) MCTS
9 27 (4.73%) MCSA
10 23 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (3.68%) CISSP
12 18 (3.15%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (2.98%) CCAA
14 15 (2.63%) CEH
15 8 (1.40%) A+ Certification
16 7 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (1.23%) ISTQB
16 7 (1.23%) MCITP
17 5 (0.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.23%) SLA
2 29 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.68%) PCI DSS
4 15 (2.63%) COBIT
5 14 (2.45%) GDPR
6 7 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.05%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.88%) PMO
8 5 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.70%) QA
10 2 (0.35%) WAI
11 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.18%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 324 (56.74%) Active Directory
2 143 (25.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (21.54%) Hyper-V
4 51 (8.93%) vSphere
5 32 (5.60%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.98%) Docker
7 13 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (2.28%) VMware NSX
8 10 (1.75%) DFS Replication
8 10 (1.75%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (1.58%) KVM
9 9 (1.58%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.40%) XenApp
11 5 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.53%) Firmware
13 3 (0.53%) iptables
13 3 (0.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 72 (12.61%) SCCM
2 27 (4.73%) SCOM
3 18 (3.15%) Ansible
3 18 (3.15%) Puppet
4 17 (2.98%) SCVMM
5 16 (2.80%) vRealize
6 14 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
6 14 (2.45%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.28%) AirWatch
7 13 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.28%) vCenter Server
8 11 (1.93%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.93%) SCOrch
8 11 (1.93%) Terraform
9 10 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.88%) IBM Guardium
11 5 (0.88%) WSUS
12 3 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 308 (53.94%) Microsoft
2 222 (38.88%) VMware
3 106 (18.56%) Cisco
4 91 (15.94%) Citrix
5 56 (9.81%) Apple
6 41 (7.18%) HP
7 23 (4.03%) Symantec
8 22 (3.85%) Dell
8 22 (3.85%) Veeam
9 21 (3.68%) SonicWALL
10 19 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 18 (3.15%) NetApp
11 18 (3.15%) Oracle
11 18 (3.15%) Sophos
12 15 (2.63%) Qualys
12 15 (2.63%) Veracode
13 14 (2.45%) F5
14 13 (2.28%) Meraki
14 13 (2.28%) Nimble Storage
15 12 (2.10%) Splunk