Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,996 6,610 8,524
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 9.73% 12.00% 12.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.14% 55.19% 54.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,868 5,799 7,279
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -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 3,981 11,976 15,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.40% 21.74% 22.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,306 9,859 12,793
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -6 488 £58,000 +10.48% 66
West London -1 135 £56,250 +32.35% 39
South London -11 91 £57,500 +27.78% 13
East London -1 28 £40,000 +4.60% 11
North London -6 7 £45,000 +38.46%
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 880 (44.09%) Active Directory
2 870 (43.59%) Microsoft
3 826 (41.38%) Azure
4 776 (38.88%) Windows Server
5 697 (34.92%) Office 365
6 603 (30.21%) Linux
7 598 (29.96%) VMware
8 593 (29.71%) Finance
9 522 (26.15%) PowerShell
10 453 (22.70%) AWS
11 447 (22.39%) Windows 10
12 364 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 342 (17.13%) SQL
14 339 (16.98%) DevOps
15 312 (15.63%) SQL Server
15 312 (15.63%) Python
16 299 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
16 299 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 289 (14.48%) ITIL
18 279 (13.98%) SCCM
19 272 (13.63%) Cisco
20 262 (13.13%) DNS
21 257 (12.88%) Firewall
22 245 (12.27%) Citrix
23 229 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
24 215 (10.77%) .NET
25 206 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
26 205 (10.27%) Hyper-V
27 201 (10.07%) C#
28 198 (9.92%) 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
1 187 (9.37%) MS Exchange
2 182 (9.12%) SharePoint
3 115 (5.76%) IIS
4 67 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 42 (2.10%) Confluence
7 38 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.70%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 13 (0.65%) Apache
13 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.45%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.40%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.30%) CloudStack
17 6 (0.30%) CMS
17 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 206 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.20%) InVision
5 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.15%) Sketch
6 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) Revit
6 2 (0.10%) Windchill
7 1 (0.050%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.050%) InDesign
7 1 (0.050%) LightWave 3D
7 1 (0.050%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.050%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.35%) iTrent
3 7 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
3 7 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.25%) Salerio
5 4 (0.20%) FastStats
5 4 (0.20%) Unica
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.10%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.050%) HealthRoster
8 1 (0.050%) Magento
8 1 (0.050%) Relativity
8 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.050%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 826 (41.38%) Azure
2 697 (34.92%) Office 365
3 453 (22.70%) AWS
4 182 (9.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 153 (7.67%) IaaS
6 118 (5.91%) SaaS
7 102 (5.11%) PaaS
8 79 (3.96%) GCP
9 47 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 43 (2.15%) OneDrive
11 41 (2.05%) Serverless
12 40 (2.00%) Mimecast
13 29 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (1.35%) Power Platform
15 26 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
15 26 (1.30%) Amazon S3
16 25 (1.25%) Slack
17 23 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
17 23 (1.15%) G Suite
18 18 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 262 (13.13%) DNS
2 257 (12.88%) Firewall
3 175 (8.77%) DHCP
4 174 (8.72%) TCP/IP
5 131 (6.56%) SAN
6 124 (6.21%) VPN
7 108 (5.41%) LAN
8 102 (5.11%) WAN
9 77 (3.86%) Network Security
10 74 (3.71%) Skype
11 65 (3.26%) Wireless
12 64 (3.21%) Internet
13 53 (2.66%) NetScaler
14 49 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
15 47 (2.35%) VoIP
16 40 (2.00%) VLAN
17 34 (1.70%) Unified Communications
18 31 (1.55%) SSH
18 31 (1.55%) SSL
19 29 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 43 (2.15%) MySQL
4 42 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
6 32 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 27 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (1.30%) Big Data
10 21 (1.05%) Power BI
11 20 (1.00%) Oracle Database
12 19 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (0.95%) Redis
13 18 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2019
15 14 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 100 (5.01%) Git (software)
2 88 (4.41%) JIRA
3 82 (4.11%) Jenkins
4 46 (2.30%) TeamCity
5 32 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (1.55%) Visual Studio
7 30 (1.50%) GitLab
8 25 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (1.05%) Bitbucket
10 19 (0.95%) Selenium
11 15 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (0.70%) Maven
13 12 (0.60%) Subversion
14 10 (0.50%) MSI
14 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.40%) Artifactory
16 7 (0.35%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
17 6 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 593 (29.71%) Finance
2 158 (7.92%) Banking
3 85 (4.26%) Law
4 57 (2.86%) Legal
5 30 (1.50%) Public Sector
6 28 (1.40%) Front Office
6 28 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.35%) Marketing
8 26 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.25%) Games
10 22 (1.10%) Retail
11 20 (1.00%) Advertising
12 19 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.80%) Back Office
14 13 (0.65%) Electronics
14 13 (0.65%) Publishing
15 9 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
16 7 (0.35%) Military
16 7 (0.35%) Social Housing
17 6 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 251 (12.58%) Analyst
2 244 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 193 (9.67%) Developer
4 182 (9.12%) Support Engineer
5 148 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 126 (6.31%) Support Analyst
7 117 (5.86%) IT Engineer
8 105 (5.26%) Administrator
9 101 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
10 99 (4.96%) IT Support
11 88 (4.41%) Architect
12 83 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
13 81 (4.06%) Consultant
14 79 (3.96%) .NET Developer
15 76 (3.81%) Desktop Support
16 70 (3.51%) AWS Engineer
17 69 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 67 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
18 67 (3.36%) C# Developer
18 67 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (10.77%) .NET
2 85 (4.26%) .NET Core
3 81 (4.06%) Node.js
4 73 (3.66%) Web Services
5 69 (3.46%) REST
6 67 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 65 (3.26%) ASP.NET
8 64 (3.21%) AngularJS
8 64 (3.21%) React
9 61 (3.06%) .NET Framework
10 57 (2.86%) HTML
11 53 (2.66%) CSS
12 42 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (2.05%) LDAP
14 33 (1.65%) Kafka
15 30 (1.50%) Entity Framework
16 27 (1.35%) jQuery
17 26 (1.30%) WPF
18 25 (1.25%) RESTful
18 25 (1.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.46%) Management Information System
2 120 (6.01%) Data Centre
3 103 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.56%) Public Cloud
4 71 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 60 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 42 (2.10%) Fixed Income
6 42 (2.10%) User Experience
7 32 (1.60%) Hedge funds
8 30 (1.50%) Clustering
8 30 (1.50%) Private Cloud
9 28 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
11 26 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 22 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 20 (1.00%) Algorithms
15 20 (1.00%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 776 (38.88%) Windows Server
2 603 (30.21%) Linux
3 447 (22.39%) Windows 10
4 229 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 182 (9.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 150 (7.52%) Windows 7
7 148 (7.41%) Unix
8 128 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (3.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 54 (2.71%) CentOS
11 47 (2.35%) Apple iOS
12 43 (2.15%) Android
12 43 (2.15%) Mac OS
13 37 (1.85%) Ubuntu
14 31 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (1.45%) Windows 8
16 26 (1.30%) Windows XP
17 25 (1.25%) Solaris
18 21 (1.05%) Mac OS X
19 20 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (16.98%) DevOps
2 299 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 289 (14.48%) ITIL
4 151 (7.57%) Fintech
5 141 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
6 135 (6.76%) Migration
7 130 (6.51%) Information Security
8 105 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 103 (5.16%) Mentoring
10 96 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
10 96 (4.81%) Microservices
11 95 (4.76%) Configuration Management
12 92 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 92 (4.61%) TDD
13 91 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
13 91 (4.56%) Service Management
14 88 (4.41%) Incident Management
14 88 (4.41%) Task Automation
15 85 (4.26%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 522 (26.15%) PowerShell
2 342 (17.13%) SQL
3 312 (15.63%) Python
4 201 (10.07%) C#
5 156 (7.82%) JavaScript
6 155 (7.77%) Java
7 95 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 91 (4.56%) C++
9 77 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 51 (2.56%) Ruby
11 43 (2.15%) Go
12 42 (2.10%) C
12 42 (2.10%) TypeScript
13 41 (2.05%) Groovy
14 30 (1.50%) Perl
15 27 (1.35%) Scala
16 26 (1.30%) Shell Script
16 26 (1.30%) VBScript
17 20 (1.00%) Java 8
17 20 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 149 (7.46%) Degree
2 148 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (3.46%) MCSE
5 64 (3.21%) CISSP
6 55 (2.76%) MCSA
7 54 (2.71%) CCNA
8 53 (2.66%) CISM
9 50 (2.51%) Security Cleared
10 49 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (2.20%) MCP
12 43 (2.15%) SC Cleared
13 33 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
14 31 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (0.95%) CISA
16 18 (0.90%) MCITP
17 17 (0.85%) CCNP
17 17 (0.85%) Master's Degree
18 13 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
19 12 (0.60%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (6.16%) SLA
2 65 (3.26%) GDPR
3 55 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (2.61%) QA
5 29 (1.45%) NIST
6 12 (0.60%) COBIT
7 11 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.050%) PMO
System Software
1 880 (44.09%) Active Directory
2 364 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (10.27%) Hyper-V
4 165 (8.27%) Docker
5 93 (4.66%) vSphere
6 80 (4.01%) XenApp
7 79 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
8 66 (3.31%) XenDesktop
9 41 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 33 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
11 21 (1.05%) ISA Server
12 20 (1.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 18 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (0.70%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.60%) Firmware
17 10 (0.50%) BitLocker
18 9 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
19 8 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 279 (13.98%) SCCM
2 198 (9.92%) Ansible
3 176 (8.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 162 (8.12%) Terraform
5 126 (6.31%) Kubernetes
6 107 (5.36%) Puppet
7 76 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
8 55 (2.76%) WSUS
9 52 (2.61%) SCOM
10 35 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
11 28 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
12 23 (1.15%) Backup Exec
12 23 (1.15%) SCVMM
13 22 (1.10%) Nagios
14 19 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
15 17 (0.85%) CSIRT
16 16 (0.80%) Prometheus
17 15 (0.75%) PowerCLI
18 14 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 13 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 870 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 598 (29.96%) VMware
3 272 (13.63%) Cisco
4 245 (12.27%) Citrix
5 180 (9.02%) HP
6 100 (5.01%) Oracle
7 84 (4.21%) Google
8 68 (3.41%) Dell
9 59 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 55 (2.76%) Apple
11 50 (2.51%) Sophos
12 48 (2.40%) IBM
13 41 (2.05%) EMC
14 40 (2.00%) SolarWinds
15 36 (1.80%) Meraki
15 36 (1.80%) ServiceNow
16 34 (1.70%) Bloomberg
17 32 (1.60%) Splunk
18 31 (1.55%) NetApp
19 27 (1.35%) Veeam