Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,209 5,833 7,663
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.99% 11.47% 12.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.75% 55.52% 54.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,189 5,206 6,655
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,490 £26,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4,936 10,507 14,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.85% 20.67% 22.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,078 8,606 11,792
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in London

Windows
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in London.

Salary trend for Windows in London

Windows
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in London

Windows
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the London region over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. 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
Central London -14 471 £55,000 +15.79% 93
West London 0 134 £50,000 +5.26% 58
South London -14 88 £42,500 +8.97% 25
East London +2 43 £42,500 +21.43% 26
North London -1 13 £32,500 - 7
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 952 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 902 (40.83%) Microsoft
3 877 (39.70%) Azure
4 861 (38.98%) Windows Server
5 759 (34.36%) Microsoft 365
6 687 (31.10%) Linux
7 598 (27.07%) VMware
8 536 (24.26%) Finance
9 479 (21.68%) PowerShell
10 444 (20.10%) Windows 10
11 420 (19.01%) AWS
12 419 (18.97%) SQL
13 385 (17.43%) DevOps
14 352 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 347 (15.71%) SQL Server
16 322 (14.58%) Firewall
17 311 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
18 299 (13.54%) Python
19 278 (12.58%) ITIL
20 273 (12.36%) SCCM
21 264 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 259 (11.72%) Cisco
22 259 (11.72%) DNS
23 253 (11.45%) Citrix
24 238 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
25 236 (10.68%) .NET
26 232 (10.50%) SharePoint
27 224 (10.14%) C#
28 220 (9.96%) Degree
29 218 (9.87%) Ansible

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 232 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 178 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 125 (5.66%) IIS
4 55 (2.49%) Confluence
5 36 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 35 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (1.49%) Apache
8 29 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.68%) nginx
9 15 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.54%) CMS
10 12 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.32%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.27%) ejabberd
15 5 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 210 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.00%) AutoCAD
3 22 (1.00%) Revit
4 13 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.23%) InVision
6 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.18%) Sketch
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.045%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.045%) MODO
8 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.045%) UXPin
8 1 (0.045%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 35 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.41%) Eikon
3 7 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.23%) Endur
4 5 (0.23%) iTrent
4 5 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (0.23%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.091%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.091%) Quorum
7 2 (0.091%) Relativity
7 2 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.091%) Tradar
7 2 (0.091%) Workfront
8 1 (0.045%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.045%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 877 (39.70%) Azure
2 759 (34.36%) Microsoft 365
3 420 (19.01%) AWS
4 201 (9.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 138 (6.25%) IaaS
6 115 (5.21%) SaaS
7 107 (4.84%) GCP
8 88 (3.98%) PaaS
9 54 (2.44%) Power Platform
10 49 (2.22%) Serverless
11 46 (2.08%) GitHub
12 39 (1.77%) Mimecast
13 37 (1.67%) OneDrive
14 33 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 26 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
16 25 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
18 23 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 18 (0.81%) Amazon S3
20 17 (0.77%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 322 (14.58%) Firewall
2 259 (11.72%) DNS
3 203 (9.19%) DHCP
4 166 (7.51%) TCP/IP
5 154 (6.97%) VPN
6 125 (5.66%) WAN
7 116 (5.25%) LAN
8 107 (4.84%) SAN
9 73 (3.30%) VoIP
10 60 (2.72%) Internet
11 59 (2.67%) Network Security
12 53 (2.40%) VLAN
13 51 (2.31%) Skype
14 50 (2.26%) NetScaler
15 39 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
16 34 (1.54%) SSL
16 34 (1.54%) Wireless
17 28 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
18 27 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
19 26 (1.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (2.26%) MySQL
6 45 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 42 (1.90%) NoSQL
8 40 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (1.58%) Power BI
10 29 (1.31%) Big Data
11 27 (1.22%) Blockchain
12 26 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (0.77%) MongoDB
14 17 (0.77%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
17 13 (0.59%) SAP HANA
17 13 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 138 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 118 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 102 (4.62%) JIRA
4 64 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 60 (2.72%) TeamCity
6 52 (2.35%) GitLab
7 31 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 30 (1.36%) Selenium
9 24 (1.09%) MSI
10 20 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 20 (0.91%) JMeter
11 19 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (0.86%) Cucumber
11 19 (0.86%) TestRail
12 18 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (0.77%) LoadRunner
14 16 (0.72%) Subversion
14 16 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (0.63%) WiX
16 11 (0.50%) Artifactory
General
1 536 (24.26%) Finance
2 160 (7.24%) Banking
3 75 (3.40%) Law
4 71 (3.21%) Legal
5 48 (2.17%) Back Office
5 48 (2.17%) Retail
6 45 (2.04%) Games
7 39 (1.77%) Front Office
8 38 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 38 (1.72%) Marketing
9 36 (1.63%) Telecoms
10 31 (1.40%) Public Sector
11 27 (1.22%) Electronics
12 24 (1.09%) Investment Banking
13 23 (1.04%) Advertising
14 22 (1.00%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.63%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.50%) Publishing
17 9 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
18 7 (0.32%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 325 (14.71%) Analyst
2 244 (11.05%) Support Engineer
3 213 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 190 (8.60%) Developer
5 173 (7.83%) Support Analyst
6 171 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 127 (5.75%) IT Support
8 115 (5.21%) Applications Support
9 111 (5.02%) Administrator
10 106 (4.80%) Azure Engineer
11 99 (4.48%) IT Engineer
12 93 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
13 91 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
14 84 (3.80%) Architect
15 83 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
16 81 (3.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 81 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
17 79 (3.58%) Consultant
18 75 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
19 70 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (10.68%) .NET
2 97 (4.39%) Web Services
3 90 (4.07%) HTML
4 77 (3.49%) AngularJS
4 77 (3.49%) Node.js
5 76 (3.44%) React
6 74 (3.35%) CSS
6 74 (3.35%) REST
7 71 (3.21%) ASP.NET
8 64 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 59 (2.67%) .NET Core
10 42 (1.90%) HTML5
11 38 (1.72%) .NET Framework
11 38 (1.72%) Kafka
12 35 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (1.40%) OAuth
13 31 (1.40%) SAML
14 29 (1.31%) Vue.js
14 29 (1.31%) XML
15 28 (1.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 137 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (5.89%) Management Information System
3 117 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 81 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 50 (2.26%) Clustering
6 50 (2.26%) User Experience
7 40 (1.81%) Client/Server
8 35 (1.58%) Hedge funds
9 33 (1.49%) Virtual Team
10 30 (1.36%) Mobile App
10 30 (1.36%) Replication
11 29 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
12 26 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 25 (1.13%) Fixed Income
14 24 (1.09%) PKI
14 24 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 22 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
16 19 (0.86%) Private Cloud
16 19 (0.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 861 (38.98%) Windows Server
2 687 (31.10%) Linux
3 444 (20.10%) Windows 10
4 186 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 184 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 179 (8.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 150 (6.79%) Unix
8 133 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (4.30%) Windows Server 2019
10 78 (3.53%) Android
11 71 (3.21%) Mac OS
12 67 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 63 (2.85%) Apple iOS
14 58 (2.63%) CentOS
15 50 (2.26%) Ubuntu
16 38 (1.72%) Mac OS X
17 26 (1.18%) Windows 8
18 16 (0.72%) Debian
19 15 (0.68%) Solaris
19 15 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (17.43%) DevOps
2 311 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (12.58%) ITIL
4 264 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 238 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
6 155 (7.02%) Migration
7 124 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
8 122 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 120 (5.43%) Configuration Management
10 116 (5.25%) Infrastructure as Code
11 106 (4.80%) Project Management
12 105 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
13 103 (4.66%) Test Automation
14 100 (4.53%) Software Engineering
15 98 (4.44%) Mentoring
16 94 (4.26%) Information Security
17 90 (4.07%) Incident Management
18 89 (4.03%) Service Delivery
19 85 (3.85%) Fintech
20 83 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 479 (21.68%) PowerShell
2 419 (18.97%) SQL
3 299 (13.54%) Python
4 224 (10.14%) C#
5 157 (7.11%) JavaScript
6 154 (6.97%) Java
7 98 (4.44%) Bash Shell
8 89 (4.03%) C++
9 69 (3.12%) T-SQL
10 50 (2.26%) C
11 49 (2.22%) Perl
12 35 (1.58%) Shell Script
13 33 (1.49%) PHP
14 32 (1.45%) Ruby
14 32 (1.45%) TypeScript
15 27 (1.22%) Groovy
16 25 (1.13%) VB
17 20 (0.91%) Go
18 16 (0.72%) Scala
18 16 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 220 (9.96%) Degree
2 131 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 70 (3.17%) MCSE
6 68 (3.08%) CCNA
6 68 (3.08%) CISSP
7 54 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 48 (2.17%) MCSA
9 42 (1.90%) CISM
10 38 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 36 (1.63%) MCP
12 30 (1.36%) MCITP
13 28 (1.27%) CCNP
14 18 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 14 (0.63%) CEH
16 14 (0.63%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.59%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.48%) SLA
2 92 (4.16%) QA
3 57 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (2.26%) GDPR
5 24 (1.09%) NIST
6 16 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 10 (0.45%) PMO
10 7 (0.32%) COBIT
10 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.27%) BS25999
11 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.23%) EMIR
12 5 (0.23%) MiFID
13 4 (0.18%) DICOM
13 4 (0.18%) HL7
14 2 (0.091%) GLBA
15 1 (0.045%) NIST 800
System Software
1 952 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 352 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (7.92%) Docker
3 175 (7.92%) Hyper-V
4 68 (3.08%) XenApp
5 64 (2.90%) vSphere
6 62 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 58 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (0.63%) Firmware
11 14 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.59%) KVM
12 13 (0.59%) VMware Server
13 12 (0.54%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 273 (12.36%) SCCM
2 218 (9.87%) Ansible
3 193 (8.74%) Terraform
4 174 (7.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 159 (7.20%) Kubernetes
6 114 (5.16%) Puppet
7 79 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (2.44%) SCOM
9 44 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
10 26 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
11 23 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
11 23 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
12 21 (0.95%) Nagios
13 19 (0.86%) vCenter Server
14 18 (0.81%) Backup Exec
15 17 (0.77%) AirWatch
15 17 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (0.68%) WSUS
17 13 (0.59%) Nessus
17 13 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 902 (40.83%) Microsoft
2 598 (27.07%) VMware
3 259 (11.72%) Cisco
4 253 (11.45%) Citrix
5 111 (5.02%) HP
6 104 (4.71%) Google
7 95 (4.30%) Oracle
8 90 (4.07%) Red Hat
9 81 (3.67%) Apple
10 75 (3.40%) Dell
11 56 (2.54%) EMC
12 51 (2.31%) Meraki
13 50 (2.26%) NetApp
14 47 (2.13%) SolarWinds
15 46 (2.08%) Veeam
16 42 (1.90%) Bloomberg
16 42 (1.90%) ServiceNow
17 38 (1.72%) SAP
18 37 (1.67%) Adobe
19 33 (1.49%) Sophos