Period
to 23 November 2020

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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,954 6,537 8,337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 9.05% 12.09% 12.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.96% 56.26% 54.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,883 5,723 7,165
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,550 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 4,074 11,620 15,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.88% 21.50% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,398 9,477 12,627
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -0.86% +5.45%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +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 23 November 2020.

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 23 November 2020. 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 -8 459 £55,000 +11.11% 96
West London 0 127 £52,500 +10.53% 36
South London -12 88 £47,500 +5.56% 23
East London -4 26 £37,500 +6.00% 20
North London -5 10 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, 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.

1 860 (44.01%) Active Directory
2 839 (42.94%) Microsoft
3 828 (42.37%) Azure
4 776 (39.71%) Windows Server
5 666 (34.08%) Office 365
6 592 (30.30%) VMware
7 585 (29.94%) Linux
8 517 (26.46%) Finance
9 454 (23.23%) PowerShell
10 443 (22.67%) AWS
11 438 (22.42%) Windows 10
12 371 (18.99%) DevOps
13 331 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 323 (16.53%) SQL
15 305 (15.61%) SQL Server
16 294 (15.05%) Python
17 287 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
18 285 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 273 (13.97%) Cisco
20 270 (13.82%) Firewall
21 233 (11.92%) Citrix
21 233 (11.92%) DNS
22 232 (11.87%) ITIL
23 221 (11.31%) SCCM
24 209 (10.70%) Ansible
25 202 (10.34%) .NET
26 197 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
27 185 (9.47%) C#
28 184 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
29 182 (9.31%) SharePoint

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
1 182 (9.31%) SharePoint
2 180 (9.21%) MS Exchange
3 102 (5.22%) IIS
4 56 (2.87%) Confluence
5 52 (2.66%) Skype for Business
6 35 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.82%) Apache
10 12 (0.61%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 10 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 184 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.26%) InVision
5 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.20%) Sketch
6 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.10%) Revit
8 1 (0.051%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.051%) InDesign
8 1 (0.051%) LightWave 3D
8 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.051%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.051%) Windchill
8 1 (0.051%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 26 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.46%) iTrent
3 9 (0.46%) Northgate Housing
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.26%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.15%) Eikon
5 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) Endur
6 2 (0.10%) Quorum
6 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.051%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.051%) Magento
7 1 (0.051%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.051%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 828 (42.37%) Azure
2 666 (34.08%) Office 365
3 443 (22.67%) AWS
4 168 (8.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 154 (7.88%) IaaS
6 110 (5.63%) SaaS
7 85 (4.35%) PaaS
8 72 (3.68%) GCP
9 49 (2.51%) Serverless
10 44 (2.25%) OneDrive
11 43 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
13 30 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
13 30 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
14 29 (1.48%) Mimecast
15 28 (1.43%) Slack
16 27 (1.38%) Amazon S3
17 25 (1.28%) Power Platform
18 23 (1.18%) G Suite
19 18 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 270 (13.82%) Firewall
2 233 (11.92%) DNS
3 169 (8.65%) DHCP
4 165 (8.44%) TCP/IP
5 122 (6.24%) SAN
6 121 (6.19%) VPN
6 121 (6.19%) WAN
7 116 (5.94%) LAN
8 70 (3.58%) Network Security
9 69 (3.53%) Skype
10 59 (3.02%) NetScaler
11 56 (2.87%) Internet
12 53 (2.71%) Wireless
13 47 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
14 46 (2.35%) VoIP
15 39 (2.00%) SSL
16 35 (1.79%) Unified Communications
17 33 (1.69%) VLAN
18 29 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
19 28 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.56%) MySQL
2 50 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 46 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (1.23%) Big Data
7 23 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 21 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
8 21 (1.07%) Blockchain
9 20 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.87%) Power BI
11 16 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (0.82%) Oracle Database
12 14 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 12 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (0.61%) Redis
14 11 (0.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 104 (5.32%) Jenkins
2 102 (5.22%) Git (software)
3 90 (4.61%) JIRA
4 59 (3.02%) TeamCity
5 39 (2.00%) GitLab
6 38 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 36 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 33 (1.69%) Selenium
9 22 (1.13%) Bitbucket
10 19 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (0.82%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (0.77%) Subversion
14 13 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (0.67%) TestRail
15 12 (0.61%) JMeter
16 11 (0.56%) Gerrit
16 11 (0.56%) LoadRunner
17 10 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 517 (26.46%) Finance
2 149 (7.63%) Banking
3 91 (4.66%) Law
4 48 (2.46%) Legal
5 37 (1.89%) Front Office
6 31 (1.59%) Games
6 31 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.59%) Retail
7 24 (1.23%) Advertising
7 24 (1.23%) Marketing
8 23 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 19 (0.97%) Public Sector
10 18 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 16 (0.82%) Electronics
12 15 (0.77%) Back Office
13 12 (0.61%) Publishing
14 9 (0.46%) Social Housing
15 6 (0.31%) Local Government
15 6 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
15 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 254 (13.00%) Analyst
2 235 (12.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 194 (9.93%) Support Engineer
4 176 (9.01%) Developer
5 168 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 117 (5.99%) Support Analyst
7 114 (5.83%) IT Engineer
8 110 (5.63%) IT Support
9 100 (5.12%) Administrator
10 94 (4.81%) Windows Engineer
11 93 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
12 88 (4.50%) Architect
13 81 (4.15%) AWS Engineer
14 80 (4.09%) Azure Engineer
15 71 (3.63%) Desktop Support
16 70 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
17 68 (3.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 68 (3.48%) Cloud Engineer
18 64 (3.28%) Network Engineer
19 63 (3.22%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (10.34%) .NET
2 78 (3.99%) Node.js
3 74 (3.79%) Web Services
4 73 (3.74%) REST
5 69 (3.53%) .NET Core
6 64 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 62 (3.17%) HTML
7 62 (3.17%) React
8 54 (2.76%) ASP.NET
9 53 (2.71%) .NET Framework
10 48 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 48 (2.46%) CSS
11 38 (1.94%) Kafka
12 36 (1.84%) HTML5
13 35 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
14 31 (1.59%) LDAP
15 30 (1.54%) Spring
16 28 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (1.38%) CSS3
18 24 (1.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 119 (6.09%) Management Information System
2 102 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 93 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 61 (3.12%) Public Cloud
6 43 (2.20%) User Experience
7 35 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 34 (1.74%) Fixed Income
9 28 (1.43%) Clustering
9 28 (1.43%) Hedge funds
10 27 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
11 24 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.07%) Algorithms
14 21 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
14 21 (1.07%) Private Cloud
14 21 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
15 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 16 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 776 (39.71%) Windows Server
2 585 (29.94%) Linux
3 438 (22.42%) Windows 10
4 197 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 159 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 159 (8.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 124 (6.35%) Unix
7 105 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (3.84%) Windows Server 2019
9 53 (2.71%) Mac OS
10 52 (2.66%) CentOS
11 44 (2.25%) Android
12 39 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.79%) Ubuntu
14 31 (1.59%) Apple iOS
15 26 (1.33%) Windows 8
16 25 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 24 (1.23%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.92%) Solaris
19 16 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (18.99%) DevOps
2 287 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 232 (11.87%) ITIL
5 140 (7.16%) Problem-Solving
6 138 (7.06%) Migration
7 123 (6.29%) Fintech
8 111 (5.68%) Configuration Management
9 107 (5.48%) Infrastructure as Code
10 104 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
10 104 (5.32%) Information Security
11 101 (5.17%) Mentoring
12 97 (4.96%) Test Automation
13 96 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
14 93 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
14 93 (4.76%) Software Engineering
15 86 (4.40%) Task Automation
16 81 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
16 81 (4.15%) Incident Management
17 79 (4.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 454 (23.23%) PowerShell
2 323 (16.53%) SQL
3 294 (15.05%) Python
4 185 (9.47%) C#
5 146 (7.47%) Java
6 126 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 103 (5.27%) C++
8 82 (4.20%) Bash Shell
9 63 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 37 (1.89%) C
11 34 (1.74%) Perl
12 33 (1.69%) Ruby
13 26 (1.33%) TypeScript
14 24 (1.23%) Java 8
15 23 (1.18%) VB.NET
16 22 (1.13%) Go
17 21 (1.07%) Shell Script
17 21 (1.07%) VBScript
18 18 (0.92%) VB
19 17 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 159 (8.14%) Degree
2 123 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (3.68%) CISSP
5 57 (2.92%) Security Cleared
6 56 (2.87%) MCSE
7 54 (2.76%) CISM
8 49 (2.51%) SC Cleared
9 46 (2.35%) CCNA
10 42 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
11 34 (1.74%) MCP
11 34 (1.74%) MCSA
12 28 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (0.82%) AWS Certification
14 15 (0.77%) CCNP
14 15 (0.77%) CRISC
14 15 (0.77%) Master's Degree
14 15 (0.77%) MCITP
15 14 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.17%) SLA
2 58 (2.97%) GDPR
2 58 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (2.97%) QA
3 35 (1.79%) NIST
4 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.41%) COBIT
6 5 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.26%) EMIR
6 5 (0.26%) MiFID
7 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
9 1 (0.051%) DICOM
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.051%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.051%) PMO
9 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 860 (44.01%) Active Directory
2 331 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (8.75%) Docker
4 149 (7.63%) Hyper-V
5 81 (4.15%) vSphere
6 64 (3.28%) XenApp
7 48 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 46 (2.35%) XenDesktop
9 34 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 26 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (0.97%) Firmware
12 18 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
12 18 (0.92%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 14 (0.72%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
17 10 (0.51%) BitLocker
18 7 (0.36%) DFS Replication
19 6 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 221 (11.31%) SCCM
2 209 (10.70%) Ansible
3 167 (8.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 165 (8.44%) Terraform
5 137 (7.01%) Kubernetes
6 119 (6.09%) Puppet
7 91 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
8 44 (2.25%) WSUS
9 39 (2.00%) SCOM
10 36 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
11 28 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
12 23 (1.18%) Nagios
13 17 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
14 15 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (0.67%) SCVMM
16 12 (0.61%) Backup Exec
16 12 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
16 12 (0.61%) Control-M
17 11 (0.56%) PowerCLI
18 9 (0.46%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 839 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 592 (30.30%) VMware
3 273 (13.97%) Cisco
4 233 (11.92%) Citrix
5 150 (7.68%) HP
6 94 (4.81%) Google
7 84 (4.30%) Oracle
8 56 (2.87%) Sophos
9 52 (2.66%) Apple
9 52 (2.66%) Red Hat
9 52 (2.66%) SolarWinds
10 49 (2.51%) NetApp
11 48 (2.46%) Dell
12 43 (2.20%) EMC
13 42 (2.15%) Meraki
14 33 (1.69%) Veeam
15 32 (1.64%) Bloomberg
16 27 (1.38%) IBM
17 24 (1.23%) ServiceNow
18 23 (1.18%) Sun