Period
to 23 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 38 28 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3,907 1,970 6,147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.74% 8.22% 12.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.73% 45.54% 56.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,214 1,698 5,221
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £40,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% -5.88%

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 8,361 4,326 10,873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 16.56% 18.05% 21.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5,894 3,610 8,913
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.08% +13.04% -4.17%
75th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,200
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +11 792 £53,000 -3.64% 243
West London -8 255 £47,000 -10.48% 100
South London +1 140 £35,000 -12.50% 28
East London +3 100 £37,750 -5.63% 73
North London +1 32 £34,000 +1.49% 10
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,670 (42.74%) Microsoft
2 1,573 (40.26%) Active Directory
3 1,497 (38.32%) Microsoft 365
4 1,441 (36.88%) Azure
5 1,138 (29.13%) Windows Server
6 1,098 (28.10%) Social Skills
7 1,038 (26.57%) Linux
8 950 (24.32%) Windows 10
9 878 (22.47%) Finance
10 866 (22.17%) PowerShell
11 750 (19.20%) VMware
12 707 (18.10%) SQL
13 704 (18.02%) AWS
14 666 (17.05%) ITIL
15 640 (16.38%) SQL Server
16 638 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
17 631 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
18 614 (15.72%) DevOps
19 580 (14.85%) Firewall
20 571 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
21 502 (12.85%) DNS
22 492 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
23 468 (11.98%) Python
24 440 (11.26%) Degree
25 413 (10.57%) Citrix
26 409 (10.47%) SCCM
27 390 (9.98%) Windows Server 2016
28 383 (9.80%) CI/CD
29 378 (9.67%) Terraform
30 375 (9.60%) DHCP

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
1 364 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 238 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 221 (5.66%) IIS
4 98 (2.51%) Apache
5 93 (2.38%) Confluence
6 45 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 45 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 44 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 41 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 39 (1.00%) CMS
10 33 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 32 (0.82%) nginx
11 32 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 20 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (0.44%) JBoss
16 16 (0.41%) Apache Spark
17 12 (0.31%) Drupal
18 11 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 571 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.67%) Chatbot
5 18 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.26%) Sketch
8 7 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.13%) InVision
10 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.077%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.077%) SketchUp
12 2 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.026%) 1Password
13 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.026%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 38 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.67%) Sentinel
3 21 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.41%) Temenos T24
5 10 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
7 6 (0.15%) Eikon
8 4 (0.10%) BambooHR
8 4 (0.10%) MetaTrader
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.10%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
8 4 (0.10%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.077%) HiPortfolio
9 3 (0.077%) Magento
9 3 (0.077%) MultiFonds
9 3 (0.077%) SimCorp Dimension
10 2 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,497 (38.32%) Microsoft 365
2 1,441 (36.88%) Azure
3 704 (18.02%) AWS
4 344 (8.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 201 (5.14%) GCP
6 187 (4.79%) SaaS
7 171 (4.38%) OneDrive
8 160 (4.10%) IaaS
9 156 (3.99%) Serverless
10 154 (3.94%) PaaS
11 130 (3.33%) Power Platform
12 108 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 107 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
14 100 (2.56%) Amazon S3
15 81 (2.07%) Google Workspace
16 80 (2.05%) GitHub
17 72 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
18 71 (1.82%) Mimecast
19 63 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 55 (1.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 580 (14.85%) Firewall
2 502 (12.85%) DNS
3 375 (9.60%) DHCP
4 332 (8.50%) VPN
5 327 (8.37%) TCP/IP
6 252 (6.45%) WAN
7 232 (5.94%) LAN
8 145 (3.71%) VoIP
9 116 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
10 107 (2.74%) Wireless
11 105 (2.69%) Network Security
12 102 (2.61%) SAN
13 99 (2.53%) Internet
14 98 (2.51%) HTTP
15 88 (2.25%) VLAN
16 64 (1.64%) Broadband
17 58 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
18 53 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
19 51 (1.31%) Unified Communications
20 44 (1.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 112 (2.87%) MySQL
3 110 (2.82%) NoSQL
3 110 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 98 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
5 89 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
5 89 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 80 (2.05%) Power BI
7 78 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 73 (1.87%) RDBMS
9 50 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 46 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 41 (1.05%) Redis
12 36 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 32 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 31 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
15 28 (0.72%) Big Data
16 26 (0.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 229 (5.86%) JIRA
2 227 (5.81%) Git (software)
3 164 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 116 (2.97%) TeamCity
5 87 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 83 (2.12%) GitLab
7 67 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 52 (1.33%) Selenium
9 48 (1.23%) MSI
10 42 (1.07%) Bitbucket
11 36 (0.92%) NUnit
11 36 (0.92%) WiX
12 35 (0.90%) JMeter
13 32 (0.82%) Visual Studio
14 31 (0.79%) Postman
15 30 (0.77%) Gradle
15 30 (0.77%) webpack
16 28 (0.72%) Cypress.io
16 28 (0.72%) TestCafe
17 27 (0.69%) Cucumber
General
1 1,098 (28.10%) Social Skills
2 878 (22.47%) Finance
3 297 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
4 243 (6.22%) Banking
5 148 (3.79%) Legal
6 145 (3.71%) Law
7 112 (2.87%) Marketing
8 80 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
9 75 (1.92%) Telecoms
10 74 (1.89%) Public Sector
11 73 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 72 (1.84%) Games
13 71 (1.82%) Investment Banking
14 65 (1.66%) Back Office
15 62 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
16 61 (1.56%) Electronics
17 58 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
18 54 (1.38%) Front Office
19 53 (1.36%) Retail
20 52 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 687 (17.58%) Analyst
2 467 (11.95%) Support Engineer
3 429 (10.98%) Developer
4 364 (9.32%) IT Support
5 354 (9.06%) Support Analyst
6 252 (6.45%) IT Engineer
7 225 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 211 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 194 (4.97%) Desktop Support
10 176 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
11 175 (4.48%) Service Analyst
12 172 (4.40%) IT Analyst
13 170 (4.35%) Architect
14 152 (3.89%) IT Support Engineer
15 146 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 146 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
16 140 (3.58%) Applications Support
17 134 (3.43%) Desktop Engineer
18 133 (3.40%) Administrator
19 128 (3.28%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (9.50%) .NET
2 171 (4.38%) HTML
3 160 (4.10%) REST
4 156 (3.99%) React
5 142 (3.63%) AngularJS
6 139 (3.56%) Web Services
7 126 (3.22%) CSS
8 100 (2.56%) Node.js
9 97 (2.48%) .NET Core
10 93 (2.38%) ASP.NET
11 83 (2.12%) Entity Framework
12 81 (2.07%) HTML5
13 75 (1.92%) JSON
14 73 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 73 (1.87%) Middleware
15 70 (1.79%) .NET Framework
15 70 (1.79%) Kafka
16 68 (1.74%) Vue.js
17 65 (1.66%) Spring
18 54 (1.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 218 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
2 203 (5.20%) User Experience
3 187 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 158 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 95 (2.43%) Public Cloud
6 93 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
7 90 (2.30%) Smartphone
8 63 (1.61%) iPhone
9 62 (1.59%) Replication
10 59 (1.51%) Blackberry
11 58 (1.48%) Mobile App
12 56 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
13 54 (1.38%) Hedge funds
13 54 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
14 52 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
15 50 (1.28%) Clustering
16 44 (1.13%) STB
17 43 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
17 43 (1.10%) iPad
18 39 (1.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,138 (29.13%) Windows Server
2 1,038 (26.57%) Linux
3 950 (24.32%) Windows 10
4 390 (9.98%) Windows Server 2016
5 328 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 284 (7.27%) Android
7 246 (6.30%) Apple iOS
8 237 (6.07%) Unix
8 237 (6.07%) Windows Server 2019
9 217 (5.55%) Mac OS
10 202 (5.17%) Windows 7
11 141 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 140 (3.58%) Mac OS X
13 76 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 45 (1.15%) VMS
15 41 (1.05%) Windows 8
16 28 (0.72%) Ubuntu
17 24 (0.61%) Solaris
17 24 (0.61%) zOS
18 23 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (17.05%) ITIL
2 638 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
3 631 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
4 614 (15.72%) DevOps
5 383 (9.80%) CI/CD
6 292 (7.47%) Computer Science
7 288 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 284 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
9 258 (6.60%) Migration
10 247 (6.32%) Mentoring
11 233 (5.96%) Service Delivery
12 216 (5.53%) Software Engineering
13 208 (5.32%) Change Management
13 208 (5.32%) Service Management
14 205 (5.25%) Incident Management
15 204 (5.22%) Test Automation
16 198 (5.07%) Configuration Management
17 193 (4.94%) ITSM
18 190 (4.86%) Project Management
19 181 (4.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 866 (22.17%) PowerShell
2 707 (18.10%) SQL
3 468 (11.98%) Python
4 369 (9.44%) C#
5 318 (8.14%) JavaScript
6 231 (5.91%) Java
7 212 (5.43%) Bash
8 190 (4.86%) C++
9 135 (3.46%) T-SQL
10 100 (2.56%) TypeScript
11 82 (2.10%) Ruby
12 73 (1.87%) C
13 67 (1.71%) Go
14 64 (1.64%) Perl
15 58 (1.48%) PHP
16 47 (1.20%) ES6
17 42 (1.07%) VB
18 41 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 24 (0.61%) VBScript
20 23 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 440 (11.26%) Degree
2 208 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 154 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 118 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 118 (3.02%) MCSE
5 100 (2.56%) CCNA
6 83 (2.12%) MCP
7 81 (2.07%) Security Cleared
8 80 (2.05%) MCSA
9 68 (1.74%) CISSP
10 51 (1.31%) SC Cleared
11 50 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 45 (1.15%) MCITP
13 40 (1.02%) CCNP
14 36 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 35 (0.90%) DBS Check
16 31 (0.79%) CEH
17 29 (0.74%) AWS Certification
18 27 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 25 (0.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (6.58%) SLA
2 147 (3.76%) QA
3 110 (2.82%) GDPR
4 99 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (1.23%) NIST
6 34 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.59%) Accessibility
8 21 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
9 14 (0.36%) EMIR
9 14 (0.36%) MiFID
10 12 (0.31%) NIST 800
11 10 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.15%) NCSC
13 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.13%) FATCA
14 4 (0.10%) COBIT
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.10%) PMO
15 3 (0.077%) GLBA
15 3 (0.077%) ITGC
System Software
1 1,573 (40.26%) Active Directory
2 492 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 288 (7.37%) Docker
4 228 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 122 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
6 109 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
7 106 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 105 (2.69%) vSphere
9 76 (1.95%) XenApp
10 48 (1.23%) XenDesktop
11 43 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
12 34 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 31 (0.79%) Terminal Services
14 25 (0.64%) Firmware
15 23 (0.59%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.36%) KVM
17 13 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 12 (0.31%) VMware Server
19 11 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 10 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 409 (10.47%) SCCM
2 378 (9.67%) Terraform
3 304 (7.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 261 (6.68%) Kubernetes
5 258 (6.60%) Ansible
6 120 (3.07%) Puppet
7 115 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
8 64 (1.64%) Jamf Pro
9 57 (1.46%) Grafana
10 54 (1.38%) FortiGate
11 53 (1.36%) Nagios
11 53 (1.36%) SCOM
12 45 (1.15%) Prometheus
13 36 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
13 36 (0.92%) ZABBIX
14 34 (0.87%) Kibana
15 33 (0.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 26 (0.67%) logstash
17 25 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
18 24 (0.61%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1,670 (42.74%) Microsoft
2 750 (19.20%) VMware
3 413 (10.57%) Citrix
4 337 (8.63%) Cisco
5 269 (6.89%) Apple
6 222 (5.68%) Oracle
7 205 (5.25%) ServiceNow
8 180 (4.61%) Google
9 155 (3.97%) HP
10 99 (2.53%) Red Hat
11 93 (2.38%) Bloomberg
12 85 (2.18%) Dell
13 83 (2.12%) Splunk
14 80 (2.05%) Meraki
14 80 (2.05%) Veeam
15 77 (1.97%) IBM
16 76 (1.95%) iManage
17 69 (1.77%) Adobe
18 68 (1.74%) Sophos
19 58 (1.48%) Reuters