Period
to 15 November 2019

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

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 6,589 8,391 9,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.06% 12.48% 12.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.24% 54.99% 49.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,541 7,001 7,816
London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,477
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,715 15,260 18,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.44% 22.70% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9,559 12,695 14,565
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in London

Windows
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Windows in London

Windows
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 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
Central London -2 1,659 £49,500 -1.00% 311
West London 0 456 £45,000 +5.88% 165
South London +1 398 £45,000 +18.42% 49
East London -1 92 £35,000 -11.39% 63
North London +1 77 £32,500 -23.53% 19
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 2,836 (43.04%) Active Directory
2 2,619 (39.75%) Microsoft
3 2,316 (35.15%) Office 365
4 2,224 (33.75%) Windows Server
5 1,778 (26.98%) Azure
6 1,717 (26.06%) Windows 10
7 1,666 (25.28%) Linux
8 1,580 (23.98%) VMware
9 1,567 (23.78%) Finance
10 1,217 (18.47%) PowerShell
11 1,151 (17.47%) AWS
12 1,127 (17.10%) SQL Server
13 1,118 (16.97%) SQL
14 1,076 (16.33%) ITIL
15 1,038 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
16 966 (14.66%) Windows 7
17 918 (13.93%) SCCM
18 905 (13.74%) DNS
19 880 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
20 846 (12.84%) Citrix
21 807 (12.25%) Firewall
22 795 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
23 787 (11.94%) DevOps
24 773 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
25 770 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
26 735 (11.15%) C#
27 712 (10.81%) DHCP
28 700 (10.62%) Cisco
29 698 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 677 (10.27%) TCP/IP

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
1 663 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 422 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 342 (5.19%) IIS
4 220 (3.34%) Skype for Business
5 200 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 191 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 91 (1.38%) Confluence
8 89 (1.35%) Apache
9 68 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 54 (0.82%) nginx
11 51 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 46 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
13 43 (0.65%) CMS
14 34 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 33 (0.50%) IBM Notes
16 29 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 28 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
18 27 (0.41%) WebSphere
19 24 (0.36%) Umbraco
20 20 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1,038 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
2 224 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 136 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 11 (0.17%) NUKE
10 9 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 9 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.11%) Maya
12 6 (0.091%) CINEMA 4D
12 6 (0.091%) MODO
13 4 (0.061%) RoboHelp
13 4 (0.061%) S-PLUS
14 3 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.030%) InDesign
15 2 (0.030%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 68 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 14 (0.21%) Elite 3E
5 13 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 11 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.14%) Eikon
9 8 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
9 8 (0.12%) R3 Corda
10 6 (0.091%) Carpe Diem
11 5 (0.076%) MetaTrader
12 4 (0.061%) Dynamics SL
12 4 (0.061%) PeopleSoft Financials
13 3 (0.046%) Markit EDM
13 3 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
13 3 (0.046%) Q-Pulse
13 3 (0.046%) Sage CRM
13 3 (0.046%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 2,316 (35.15%) Office 365
2 1,778 (26.98%) Azure
3 1,151 (17.47%) AWS
4 289 (4.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 233 (3.54%) GCP
6 200 (3.04%) SaaS
7 196 (2.97%) IaaS
8 135 (2.05%) OneDrive
9 130 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 110 (1.67%) PaaS
11 104 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
12 96 (1.46%) G Suite
13 92 (1.40%) Power Platform
14 90 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
15 81 (1.23%) Serverless
16 78 (1.18%) Amazon S3
17 72 (1.09%) GitHub
18 70 (1.06%) Mimecast
19 64 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 60 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 905 (13.74%) DNS
2 807 (12.25%) Firewall
3 712 (10.81%) DHCP
4 677 (10.27%) TCP/IP
5 475 (7.21%) LAN
6 416 (6.31%) WAN
7 345 (5.24%) VPN
8 328 (4.98%) SAN
9 309 (4.69%) VoIP
10 289 (4.39%) Skype
11 212 (3.22%) Wireless
12 165 (2.50%) Internet
13 147 (2.23%) VLAN
14 125 (1.90%) Network Security
15 119 (1.81%) HTTP
16 117 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
17 96 (1.46%) NAS
18 90 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
19 88 (1.34%) SMTP
20 72 (1.09%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,127 (17.10%) SQL Server
2 201 (3.05%) MySQL
3 132 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 126 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 118 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 110 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
6 110 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 101 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
8 89 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 86 (1.31%) Power BI
10 84 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 73 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 68 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 68 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 65 (0.99%) Oracle Database
14 59 (0.90%) Big Data
15 53 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
16 50 (0.76%) Redis
17 44 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 41 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 372 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 346 (5.25%) Jenkins
3 218 (3.31%) JIRA
4 206 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 198 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 185 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 157 (2.38%) Visual Studio
8 101 (1.53%) Subversion
9 89 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 75 (1.14%) Selenium
11 69 (1.05%) JMeter
12 65 (0.99%) MSI
13 63 (0.96%) NUnit
14 59 (0.90%) LoadRunner
15 54 (0.82%) Travis CI
16 51 (0.77%) IBM UrbanCode
17 50 (0.76%) Maven
18 48 (0.73%) Bitbucket Server
19 45 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
20 42 (0.64%) Cucumber
General
1 1,567 (23.78%) Finance
2 412 (6.25%) Banking
3 310 (4.70%) Law
4 207 (3.14%) Legal
5 149 (2.26%) Retail
6 132 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 95 (1.44%) Marketing
8 93 (1.41%) Games
9 77 (1.17%) Front Office
10 58 (0.88%) Back Office
10 58 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 58 (0.88%) Public Sector
11 49 (0.74%) French Language
12 48 (0.73%) Advertising
13 44 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 43 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 38 (0.58%) German Language
16 20 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 20 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,214 (18.42%) Analyst
2 765 (11.61%) Support Engineer
3 727 (11.03%) Support Analyst
4 681 (10.34%) IT Support
5 567 (8.61%) Developer
6 548 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 403 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 370 (5.62%) IT Engineer
9 357 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 356 (5.40%) IT Analyst
11 350 (5.31%) Desktop Support
12 337 (5.11%) Administrator
13 302 (4.58%) Consultant
14 275 (4.17%) Service Analyst
15 260 (3.95%) IT Support Analyst
16 243 (3.69%) Architect
17 236 (3.58%) IT Support Engineer
18 233 (3.54%) .NET Developer
19 226 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
20 224 (3.40%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 665 (10.09%) .NET
2 332 (5.04%) ASP.NET
3 265 (4.02%) Web Services
4 235 (3.57%) HTML
5 192 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 181 (2.75%) Node.js
7 180 (2.73%) CSS
8 165 (2.50%) .NET Framework
9 150 (2.28%) WPF
10 144 (2.19%) AngularJS
10 144 (2.19%) REST
11 142 (2.16%) XML
12 134 (2.03%) .NET Core
13 126 (1.91%) RESTful
14 121 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
15 116 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 109 (1.65%) jQuery
17 106 (1.61%) WinForms
18 105 (1.59%) WCF
19 86 (1.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 346 (5.25%) Data Centre
2 334 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 331 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 216 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 184 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
6 163 (2.47%) Public Cloud
7 143 (2.17%) Clustering
7 143 (2.17%) iPhone
8 142 (2.16%) User Experience
9 135 (2.05%) Hedge funds
10 129 (1.96%) Replication
11 127 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
12 110 (1.67%) Blackberry
13 104 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
14 83 (1.26%) Private Cloud
15 77 (1.17%) Client/Server
16 75 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
17 73 (1.11%) iPad
18 71 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
19 70 (1.06%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2,224 (33.75%) Windows Server
2 1,717 (26.06%) Windows 10
3 1,666 (25.28%) Linux
4 966 (14.66%) Windows 7
5 773 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 495 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 455 (6.91%) Unix
8 313 (4.75%) Android
9 260 (3.95%) Mac OS
10 254 (3.85%) Apple iOS
11 191 (2.90%) Windows 8
12 159 (2.41%) Mac OS X
13 115 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 95 (1.44%) Ubuntu
15 89 (1.35%) CentOS
16 81 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 42 (0.64%) Solaris
18 35 (0.53%) VMS
19 34 (0.52%) Mesosphere
20 32 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,076 (16.33%) ITIL
2 795 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
3 787 (11.94%) DevOps
4 770 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
5 698 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 423 (6.42%) Migration
7 325 (4.93%) Configuration Management
8 310 (4.70%) Computer Science
9 307 (4.66%) Software Engineering
10 303 (4.60%) Mentoring
11 292 (4.43%) Cybersecurity
12 279 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
13 274 (4.16%) Project Management
14 273 (4.14%) Fintech
15 270 (4.10%) MVC
16 267 (4.05%) Change Management
17 264 (4.01%) Service Delivery
18 261 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
19 245 (3.72%) TDD
20 240 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1,217 (18.47%) PowerShell
2 1,118 (16.97%) SQL
3 735 (11.15%) C#
4 662 (10.05%) Python
5 437 (6.63%) Java
6 369 (5.60%) Bash Shell
7 367 (5.57%) JavaScript
8 207 (3.14%) C++
9 168 (2.55%) Ruby
10 166 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 150 (2.28%) VB
12 110 (1.67%) C
13 104 (1.58%) Perl
14 93 (1.41%) Shell Script
15 87 (1.32%) Go
16 82 (1.24%) PHP
16 82 (1.24%) VBScript
17 68 (1.03%) PL/SQL
18 59 (0.90%) VBA
19 55 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 672 (10.20%) Degree
2 525 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 328 (4.98%) MCSE
4 264 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
5 227 (3.45%) MCSA
6 192 (2.91%) CCNA
7 159 (2.41%) MCP
8 157 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 116 (1.76%) Security Cleared
10 114 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 112 (1.70%) CCNP
12 98 (1.49%) CISSP
13 85 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 77 (1.17%) MCITP
15 60 (0.91%) SC Cleared
16 59 (0.90%) A+ Certification
17 53 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 38 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
19 37 (0.56%) CISM
20 36 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (5.69%) SLA
2 253 (3.84%) QA
3 139 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 60 (0.91%) GDPR
6 25 (0.38%) NIST
7 20 (0.30%) COBIT
8 18 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 16 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 15 (0.23%) WAI
11 11 (0.17%) PMO
12 10 (0.15%) IFRS
12 10 (0.15%) MiFID
13 6 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.091%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.076%) HL7
15 4 (0.061%) COSO
15 4 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 3 (0.046%) EMIR
System Software
1 2,836 (43.04%) Active Directory
2 880 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 601 (9.12%) Hyper-V
4 469 (7.12%) Docker
5 289 (4.39%) XenApp
6 254 (3.85%) vSphere
7 241 (3.66%) XenDesktop
8 223 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
9 121 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
10 59 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 59 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
11 53 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
12 42 (0.64%) BitLocker
13 28 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 26 (0.39%) VirtualBox
15 25 (0.38%) VMware NSX
16 24 (0.36%) KVM
17 22 (0.33%) Xen
18 21 (0.32%) Varnish
18 21 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 918 (13.93%) SCCM
2 468 (7.10%) Ansible
3 405 (6.15%) Terraform
4 386 (5.86%) Puppet
5 301 (4.57%) Kubernetes
6 280 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
7 220 (3.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 121 (1.84%) Nagios
9 102 (1.55%) SCOM
10 96 (1.46%) WSUS
11 75 (1.14%) Consul
12 74 (1.12%) Jamf Pro
13 62 (0.94%) Prometheus
14 60 (0.91%) Backup Exec
14 60 (0.91%) ZABBIX
15 56 (0.85%) vCenter Server
16 55 (0.83%) Grafana
17 54 (0.82%) Packer
18 53 (0.80%) Automic
19 34 (0.52%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2,619 (39.75%) Microsoft
2 1,580 (23.98%) VMware
3 846 (12.84%) Citrix
4 700 (10.62%) Cisco
5 361 (5.48%) Oracle
6 328 (4.98%) Apple
7 278 (4.22%) HP
8 193 (2.93%) Google
9 178 (2.70%) Dell
10 173 (2.63%) Veeam
11 166 (2.52%) ServiceNow
12 160 (2.43%) Red Hat
13 147 (2.23%) Splunk
14 117 (1.78%) Meraki
15 97 (1.47%) Bloomberg
16 96 (1.46%) Sophos
17 90 (1.37%) NetApp
17 90 (1.37%) SAP
18 87 (1.32%) iManage
19 83 (1.26%) Ivanti