Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3,328 6,831 8,858
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 10.12% 11.61% 12.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.04% 53.47% 53.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,009 6,011 7,581
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £79,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% +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 6,395 12,776 16,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.44% 21.72% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5,234 10,677 13,713
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -1 873 £55,000 +4.76% 67
West London -4 201 £50,000 +17.65% 30
South London 0 161 £57,500 +27.78% 22
East London -3 53 £42,500 -10.53% 11
North London -21 15 £35,000 - 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 1,505 (45.22%) Active Directory
2 1,433 (43.06%) Microsoft
3 1,235 (37.11%) Office 365
4 1,230 (36.96%) Windows Server
5 1,181 (35.49%) Azure
6 934 (28.06%) VMware
7 914 (27.46%) Finance
8 906 (27.22%) Linux
9 792 (23.80%) Windows 10
10 748 (22.48%) PowerShell
11 607 (18.24%) AWS
12 598 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
13 568 (17.07%) SQL
14 548 (16.47%) ITIL
14 548 (16.47%) SCCM
15 491 (14.75%) Citrix
16 478 (14.36%) SQL Server
17 472 (14.18%) Firewall
18 466 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 422 (12.68%) DNS
20 420 (12.62%) Cisco
21 418 (12.56%) Python
22 417 (12.53%) Microsoft Office
23 401 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
24 389 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
24 389 (11.69%) DevOps
25 359 (10.79%) TCP/IP
26 350 (10.52%) Hyper-V
27 348 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
28 347 (10.43%) Windows 7

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
1 336 (10.10%) MS Exchange
2 269 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 174 (5.23%) IIS
4 153 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 102 (3.06%) Skype for Business
6 80 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
8 39 (1.17%) Confluence
9 32 (0.96%) Apache
10 26 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 25 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.54%) nginx
14 16 (0.48%) IBM Transformation Extender
15 15 (0.45%) CMS
16 14 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
17 13 (0.39%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.39%) Tomcat
18 11 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
19 10 (0.30%) CloudStack
Applications
1 417 (12.53%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.21%) Gliffy
6 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.090%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.090%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.090%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.090%) Windchill
8 2 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.060%) InVision
8 2 (0.060%) UXPin
8 2 (0.060%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.030%) InDesign
9 1 (0.030%) LightWave 3D
Business Applications
1 18 (0.54%) Salerio
2 16 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.24%) Elite 3E
4 8 (0.24%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.18%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.15%) Eikon
7 4 (0.12%) FastStats
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.12%) Unica
8 3 (0.090%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
9 2 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.060%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.060%) Relativity
9 2 (0.060%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 2 (0.060%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.060%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,235 (37.11%) Office 365
2 1,181 (35.49%) Azure
3 607 (18.24%) AWS
4 241 (7.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 172 (5.17%) SaaS
6 167 (5.02%) IaaS
7 140 (4.21%) PaaS
8 119 (3.58%) GCP
9 83 (2.49%) Mimecast
10 57 (1.71%) Power Platform
11 53 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
12 52 (1.56%) G Suite
13 48 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
14 43 (1.29%) OneDrive
15 40 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
16 35 (1.05%) GitHub
17 33 (0.99%) Amazon S3
18 32 (0.96%) Serverless
19 28 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 27 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 472 (14.18%) Firewall
2 422 (12.68%) DNS
3 359 (10.79%) TCP/IP
4 304 (9.13%) DHCP
5 216 (6.49%) VPN
6 204 (6.13%) LAN
7 170 (5.11%) WAN
8 154 (4.63%) SAN
9 131 (3.94%) Skype
10 115 (3.46%) VoIP
11 110 (3.31%) Wireless
12 104 (3.13%) Internet
13 103 (3.09%) Network Security
14 82 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
15 79 (2.37%) NetScaler
16 47 (1.41%) Wireshark
17 45 (1.35%) VLAN
18 41 (1.23%) FTP
19 40 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
20 39 (1.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 52 (1.56%) Power BI
4 51 (1.53%) MongoDB
5 50 (1.50%) MySQL
6 46 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
7 44 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 43 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (1.26%) NoSQL
10 36 (1.08%) SQL Server 2019
10 36 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 33 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 32 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
14 25 (0.75%) Redis
15 24 (0.72%) Oracle Database
15 24 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (0.63%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 141 (4.24%) JIRA
2 101 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 91 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 52 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 43 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 41 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 40 (1.20%) Selenium
8 24 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 23 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 23 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (0.57%) Maven
11 18 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
12 17 (0.51%) GitLab
12 17 (0.51%) MSI
12 17 (0.51%) NUnit
12 17 (0.51%) Subversion
13 11 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.30%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.30%) Vagrant
14 10 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 914 (27.46%) Finance
2 207 (6.22%) Banking
3 149 (4.48%) Law
4 127 (3.82%) Legal
5 70 (2.10%) Retail
6 69 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 54 (1.62%) Front Office
8 52 (1.56%) Public Sector
9 47 (1.41%) Back Office
10 45 (1.35%) Marketing
11 39 (1.17%) Games
11 39 (1.17%) Investment Banking
12 36 (1.08%) Advertising
13 22 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.39%) Local Government
15 11 (0.33%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.30%) International Banking
16 10 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 489 (14.69%) Analyst
2 411 (12.35%) Support Engineer
3 360 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 272 (8.17%) Support Analyst
5 256 (7.69%) Developer
6 251 (7.54%) IT Support
7 220 (6.61%) IT Engineer
8 180 (5.41%) Administrator
9 154 (4.63%) Desktop Support
10 145 (4.36%) Consultant
10 145 (4.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 142 (4.27%) Applications Support
11 142 (4.27%) Architect
12 137 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
13 128 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
14 121 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
15 115 (3.46%) IT Support Engineer
16 111 (3.34%) .NET Developer
16 111 (3.34%) IT Analyst
17 106 (3.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (8.92%) .NET
2 115 (3.46%) .NET Core
3 108 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 104 (3.13%) HTML
5 101 (3.03%) Node.js
6 91 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 90 (2.70%) Web Services
8 89 (2.67%) .NET Framework
9 88 (2.64%) CSS
10 77 (2.31%) AngularJS
11 68 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 68 (2.04%) REST
12 65 (1.95%) React
13 64 (1.92%) Entity Framework
14 53 (1.59%) WPF
15 48 (1.44%) RESTful
16 44 (1.32%) WinForms
17 42 (1.26%) Vue.js
18 39 (1.17%) FIX Protocol
19 36 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 228 (6.85%) Data Centre
2 168 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 109 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 98 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 93 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
7 89 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 68 (2.04%) User Experience
9 64 (1.92%) iPhone
10 48 (1.44%) Private Cloud
11 47 (1.41%) Hedge funds
11 47 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 45 (1.35%) Fixed Income
13 38 (1.14%) Blackberry
13 38 (1.14%) iPad
14 36 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 34 (1.02%) Clustering
15 34 (1.02%) Derivative
16 33 (0.99%) PKI
16 33 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1,230 (36.96%) Windows Server
2 906 (27.22%) Linux
3 792 (23.80%) Windows 10
4 389 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 347 (10.43%) Windows 7
6 334 (10.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 246 (7.39%) Unix
8 239 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 137 (4.12%) Apple iOS
10 134 (4.03%) Android
11 92 (2.76%) Windows Server 2019
12 88 (2.64%) Mac OS
13 80 (2.40%) Mac OS X
14 71 (2.13%) Ubuntu
15 68 (2.04%) CentOS
16 42 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 41 (1.23%) Windows 8
18 40 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
19 36 (1.08%) Windows XP
20 29 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (16.47%) ITIL
2 466 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 401 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
4 389 (11.69%) DevOps
5 348 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
6 241 (7.24%) Migration
7 166 (4.99%) Project Management
8 164 (4.93%) Information Security
9 163 (4.90%) Fintech
10 158 (4.75%) Software Engineering
11 155 (4.66%) TDD
12 144 (4.33%) Service Management
13 133 (4.00%) Test Automation
14 127 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
14 127 (3.82%) Scrum
15 126 (3.79%) Incident Management
16 124 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
17 120 (3.61%) Project Delivery
18 118 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
19 116 (3.49%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 748 (22.48%) PowerShell
2 568 (17.07%) SQL
3 418 (12.56%) Python
4 280 (8.41%) C#
5 250 (7.51%) Java
6 231 (6.94%) JavaScript
7 151 (4.54%) Bash Shell
8 84 (2.52%) C++
9 83 (2.49%) T-SQL
10 77 (2.31%) Ruby
11 70 (2.10%) TypeScript
12 67 (2.01%) Go
13 64 (1.92%) Groovy
14 60 (1.80%) C
15 56 (1.68%) Perl
16 49 (1.47%) VBScript
17 45 (1.35%) Scala
18 44 (1.32%) Shell Script
19 23 (0.69%) PHP
20 21 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 270 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 222 (6.67%) Degree
3 138 (4.15%) MCSE
4 121 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (3.46%) MCSA
6 96 (2.88%) MCP
7 88 (2.64%) CCNA
8 72 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 71 (2.13%) CISSP
10 70 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
11 69 (2.07%) Security Cleared
12 57 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 54 (1.62%) SC Cleared
14 36 (1.08%) CISM
15 32 (0.96%) MCITP
16 28 (0.84%) CCNP
16 28 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 24 (0.72%) CISA
18 21 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
19 18 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (6.04%) SLA
2 85 (2.55%) GDPR
3 71 (2.13%) QA
4 70 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.21%) COBIT
9 6 (0.18%) NIST
10 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.060%) PMO
13 1 (0.030%) COSHH
13 1 (0.030%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.030%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.030%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.030%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,505 (45.22%) Active Directory
2 598 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 350 (10.52%) Hyper-V
4 202 (6.07%) XenApp
5 180 (5.41%) Docker
6 177 (5.32%) XenDesktop
7 151 (4.54%) VMware ESXi
8 129 (3.88%) vSphere
9 54 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 51 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 37 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
12 33 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
13 32 (0.96%) Terminal Server
14 30 (0.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 20 (0.60%) VirtualBox
16 17 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
16 17 (0.51%) ISA Server
17 15 (0.45%) BitLocker
17 15 (0.45%) Firmware
17 15 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 548 (16.47%) SCCM
2 213 (6.40%) Ansible
3 196 (5.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 175 (5.26%) Terraform
5 137 (4.12%) Kubernetes
6 107 (3.22%) SCOM
7 98 (2.94%) Puppet
8 62 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
9 60 (1.80%) Nagios
10 56 (1.68%) vCenter Server
10 56 (1.68%) WSUS
11 45 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
12 35 (1.05%) Grafana
13 34 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
14 27 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
15 24 (0.72%) SCVMM
16 23 (0.69%) PowerCLI
17 22 (0.66%) Packer
18 21 (0.63%) Backup Exec
18 21 (0.63%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,433 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 934 (28.06%) VMware
3 491 (14.75%) Citrix
4 420 (12.62%) Cisco
5 195 (5.86%) HP
6 173 (5.20%) Oracle
7 147 (4.42%) Dell
8 125 (3.76%) Google
9 124 (3.73%) Apple
10 90 (2.70%) Red Hat
11 86 (2.58%) ServiceNow
12 85 (2.55%) Bloomberg
13 70 (2.10%) IBM
14 67 (2.01%) EMC
15 66 (1.98%) Meraki
16 53 (1.59%) Splunk
17 49 (1.47%) Sophos
18 48 (1.44%) SolarWinds
19 46 (1.38%) Reuters
20 43 (1.29%) Ivanti