Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,610 4,527 6,981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.95% 10.70% 11.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.19% 54.48% 52.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,233 3,908 5,865
10th Percentile £31,630 £27,500 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £86,000 £82,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.20%

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 5,775 8,309 13,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.59% 19.64% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4,595 6,818 11,051
10th Percentile £35,250 £31,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 6 May 2021.

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 6 May 2021. 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 -12 533 £55,000 +10.00% 112
West London +2 146 £50,000 +5.26% 49
South London -11 75 £42,500 -4.49% 17
East London +7 47 £45,000 +11.80% 37
North London +17 14 £34,563 +2.41% 7
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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 1,160 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1,080 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 1,007 (38.58%) Azure
4 986 (37.78%) Windows Server
5 934 (35.79%) Microsoft 365
6 870 (33.33%) Linux
7 658 (25.21%) VMware
8 640 (24.52%) Finance
9 574 (21.99%) Social Skills
10 569 (21.80%) PowerShell
11 504 (19.31%) Windows 10
12 469 (17.97%) SQL
13 454 (17.39%) AWS
14 445 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 433 (16.59%) DevOps
16 399 (15.29%) Python
17 392 (15.02%) SQL Server
18 383 (14.67%) ITIL
19 374 (14.33%) Firewall
20 356 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
21 344 (13.18%) DNS
22 334 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 331 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
24 314 (12.03%) Citrix
25 297 (11.38%) Azure Active Directory
26 295 (11.30%) Cisco
27 292 (11.19%) SCCM
28 286 (10.96%) Degree
29 271 (10.38%) DHCP
30 270 (10.34%) Microsoft Office

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
1 262 (10.04%) SharePoint
2 211 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 141 (5.40%) IIS
4 62 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (1.99%) Confluence
6 46 (1.76%) Apache
7 40 (1.53%) Skype for Business
8 38 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (1.11%) nginx
10 22 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.61%) CMS
12 16 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.54%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.50%) ejabberd
15 11 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (0.34%) IBM Transformation Extender
17 7 (0.27%) Apache Spark
17 7 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 270 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.96%) AutoCAD
3 25 (0.96%) Revit
4 14 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.23%) Camtasia
6 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.077%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.038%) InDesign
9 1 (0.038%) MODO
Business Applications
1 24 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.31%) Eikon
3 6 (0.23%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.15%) Relativity
5 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.11%) Endur
6 3 (0.11%) Magento
6 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.077%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.077%) Sage 300 ERP
7 2 (0.077%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.077%) Tradar
7 2 (0.077%) Workfront
8 1 (0.038%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.038%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,007 (38.58%) Azure
2 934 (35.79%) Microsoft 365
3 454 (17.39%) AWS
4 297 (11.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 151 (5.79%) IaaS
6 138 (5.29%) SaaS
7 120 (4.60%) GCP
8 93 (3.56%) PaaS
9 66 (2.53%) GitHub
10 59 (2.26%) Power Platform
11 55 (2.11%) OneDrive
12 54 (2.07%) Serverless
13 50 (1.92%) Mimecast
14 38 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
15 34 (1.30%) Amazon S3
16 31 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
16 31 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
17 30 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
18 29 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
19 27 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 374 (14.33%) Firewall
2 344 (13.18%) DNS
3 271 (10.38%) DHCP
4 216 (8.28%) TCP/IP
5 201 (7.70%) VPN
6 131 (5.02%) LAN
7 122 (4.67%) WAN
8 120 (4.60%) SAN
9 86 (3.30%) VoIP
10 71 (2.72%) Internet
11 69 (2.64%) Network Security
12 63 (2.41%) VLAN
13 46 (1.76%) NetScaler
13 46 (1.76%) Skype
14 44 (1.69%) SSH
15 42 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
17 38 (1.46%) SSL
18 30 (1.15%) HTTP
19 26 (1.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 92 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 59 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 55 (2.11%) MySQL
7 41 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (1.26%) Power BI
9 31 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
10 30 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
10 30 (1.15%) Blockchain
10 30 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 30 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
11 27 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 26 (1.00%) MongoDB
13 24 (0.92%) Oracle Database
14 19 (0.73%) Big Data
15 18 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
16 16 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 157 (6.02%) Git (software)
2 152 (5.82%) Jenkins
3 137 (5.25%) JIRA
4 71 (2.72%) TeamCity
5 68 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 47 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 43 (1.65%) GitLab
8 42 (1.61%) MSI
9 30 (1.15%) WiX
10 27 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 26 (1.00%) Selenium
12 24 (0.92%) JMeter
13 21 (0.80%) Bitbucket
14 20 (0.77%) Cucumber
14 20 (0.77%) LoadRunner
14 20 (0.77%) TestRail
15 18 (0.69%) Maven
16 16 (0.61%) Artifactory
17 14 (0.54%) GoCD
17 14 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 640 (24.52%) Finance
2 574 (21.99%) Social Skills
3 186 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
4 175 (6.70%) Banking
5 110 (4.21%) Legal
6 106 (4.06%) Law
7 82 (3.14%) Back Office
8 67 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 57 (2.18%) Front Office
10 55 (2.11%) Marketing
11 54 (2.07%) Manufacturing
12 53 (2.03%) Retail
13 51 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
14 48 (1.84%) Financial Institution
15 44 (1.69%) Games
16 43 (1.65%) Public Sector
17 42 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
18 36 (1.38%) Advertising
19 34 (1.30%) Electronics
20 32 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 434 (16.63%) Analyst
2 276 (10.57%) Support Engineer
3 253 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 251 (9.62%) Support Analyst
5 213 (8.16%) Developer
6 197 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 164 (6.28%) Applications Support
8 157 (6.02%) IT Support
9 122 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
10 115 (4.41%) IT Engineer
11 113 (4.33%) IT Analyst
12 108 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
13 107 (4.10%) Administrator
14 100 (3.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 100 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
15 99 (3.79%) Consultant
16 88 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
17 86 (3.30%) Architect
18 83 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
18 83 (3.18%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (9.73%) .NET
2 102 (3.91%) HTML
3 90 (3.45%) Web Services
4 84 (3.22%) CSS
4 84 (3.22%) Node.js
5 71 (2.72%) React
6 66 (2.53%) AngularJS
7 65 (2.49%) ASP.NET
7 65 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 64 (2.45%) REST
9 49 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
10 46 (1.76%) Vue.js
11 39 (1.49%) .NET Core
12 38 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
13 37 (1.42%) SAML
14 35 (1.34%) JSON
14 35 (1.34%) SVG
15 34 (1.30%) Entity Framework
15 34 (1.30%) OAuth
15 34 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 152 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 128 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 99 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (3.07%) User Experience
5 65 (2.49%) Public Cloud
6 63 (2.41%) Clustering
7 49 (1.88%) Client/Server
7 49 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 45 (1.72%) Hedge funds
9 36 (1.38%) SWIFT
10 35 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 32 (1.23%) Replication
12 31 (1.19%) Derivative
12 31 (1.19%) PKI
13 30 (1.15%) Web 2.0
14 28 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 27 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
15 27 (1.03%) iPhone
16 26 (1.00%) Cloud Native
17 25 (0.96%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 986 (37.78%) Windows Server
2 870 (33.33%) Linux
3 504 (19.31%) Windows 10
4 203 (7.78%) Unix
5 198 (7.59%) Windows 7
6 191 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 183 (7.01%) Windows Server 2016
8 145 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 107 (4.10%) Windows Server 2019
10 103 (3.95%) Android
11 98 (3.75%) Apple iOS
12 79 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 74 (2.84%) CentOS
14 68 (2.61%) Mac OS
15 57 (2.18%) Ubuntu
16 53 (2.03%) Mac OS X
17 23 (0.88%) Debian
18 19 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
18 19 (0.73%) Windows 8
19 14 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (16.59%) DevOps
2 383 (14.67%) ITIL
3 356 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 334 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 331 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
6 195 (7.47%) Migration
7 148 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (5.67%) Cybersecurity
8 147 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 139 (5.33%) Test Automation
10 132 (5.06%) Configuration Management
11 124 (4.75%) Service Delivery
12 120 (4.60%) Infrastructure as Code
12 120 (4.60%) Scrum
13 115 (4.41%) Mentoring
14 112 (4.29%) Computer Science
15 111 (4.25%) Project Delivery
15 111 (4.25%) Project Management
16 101 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
17 98 (3.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 569 (21.80%) PowerShell
2 469 (17.97%) SQL
3 399 (15.29%) Python
4 259 (9.92%) C#
5 173 (6.63%) Java
6 170 (6.51%) JavaScript
7 145 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 96 (3.68%) C++
9 86 (3.30%) Perl
10 75 (2.87%) C
10 75 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 54 (2.07%) PHP
12 51 (1.95%) Ruby
13 49 (1.88%) Shell Script
14 45 (1.72%) TypeScript
15 34 (1.30%) Groovy
16 29 (1.11%) Go
16 29 (1.11%) VBA
17 20 (0.77%) VB
18 18 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 286 (10.96%) Degree
2 148 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 98 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
4 78 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 74 (2.84%) CCNA
6 64 (2.45%) MCSE
7 61 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 52 (1.99%) SC Cleared
9 47 (1.80%) MCSA
10 46 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
11 41 (1.57%) CISSP
12 31 (1.19%) CCNP
13 29 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 26 (1.00%) MCP
15 22 (0.84%) CISM
15 22 (0.84%) MCITP
16 20 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
17 19 (0.73%) DV Cleared
18 18 (0.69%) CEH
19 16 (0.61%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.60%) QA
2 115 (4.41%) SLA
3 61 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (1.49%) GDPR
5 28 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.57%) PMO
8 13 (0.50%) GRC
9 12 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 12 (0.46%) NIST
10 11 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.38%) MiFID
12 9 (0.34%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.31%) EMIR
14 6 (0.23%) BS25999
14 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.19%) ITGC
16 3 (0.11%) COBIT
16 3 (0.11%) DICOM
16 3 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 1,160 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 445 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (8.05%) Docker
4 208 (7.97%) Hyper-V
5 90 (3.45%) vSphere
6 73 (2.80%) XenDesktop
7 69 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 57 (2.18%) XenApp
9 43 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
10 36 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 33 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (1.00%) KVM
13 23 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 19 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
15 18 (0.69%) Firmware
15 18 (0.69%) iptables
15 18 (0.69%) QEMU
15 18 (0.69%) VMware Server
16 17 (0.65%) VMware NSX
17 14 (0.54%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 292 (11.19%) SCCM
2 236 (9.04%) Ansible
3 229 (8.77%) Terraform
4 209 (8.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 195 (7.47%) Kubernetes
6 135 (5.17%) Puppet
7 77 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
8 68 (2.61%) SCOM
9 62 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
10 35 (1.34%) Grafana
11 31 (1.19%) Prometheus
11 31 (1.19%) vCenter Server
12 27 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
13 24 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
13 24 (0.92%) HAProxy
14 23 (0.88%) Nagios
15 21 (0.80%) Backup Exec
15 21 (0.80%) ZABBIX
16 20 (0.77%) AirWatch
16 20 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,080 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 658 (25.21%) VMware
3 314 (12.03%) Citrix
4 295 (11.30%) Cisco
5 136 (5.21%) HP
6 121 (4.64%) Oracle
7 112 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 105 (4.02%) Apple
9 100 (3.83%) Google
10 77 (2.95%) Dell
11 64 (2.45%) Meraki
12 60 (2.30%) EMC
13 58 (2.22%) ServiceNow
13 58 (2.22%) Veeam
14 57 (2.18%) SonicWALL
15 55 (2.11%) NetApp
16 50 (1.92%) Bloomberg
17 49 (1.88%) Splunk
18 45 (1.72%) SAP
19 37 (1.42%) Juniper