Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 22 14
Rank change year-on-year -22 -8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3,484 1,850 6,614
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.93% 9.55% 12.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.43% 49.48% 55.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,850 1,615 5,564
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%

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 7,841 3,739 11,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.60% 19.30% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5,406 3,168 9,836
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,846 £28,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.59% +4.58% +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -3 645 £54,000 -1.82% 242
West London -11 249 £52,500 -4.55% 84
South London +2 141 £48,750 -9.30% 28
East London +9 93 £45,000 +12.50% 70
North London -9 12 £30,000 -33.33% 15
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,393 (39.98%) Microsoft
2 1,357 (38.95%) Azure
3 1,327 (38.09%) Active Directory
4 1,194 (34.27%) Microsoft 365
5 1,035 (29.71%) Linux
6 999 (28.67%) Windows Server
7 968 (27.78%) Social Skills
8 823 (23.62%) PowerShell
9 771 (22.13%) Windows 10
10 758 (21.76%) Finance
11 701 (20.12%) AWS
12 633 (18.17%) VMware
13 621 (17.82%) SQL
13 621 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
14 615 (17.65%) DevOps
15 595 (17.08%) ITIL
16 546 (15.67%) SQL Server
17 545 (15.64%) Problem-Solving
18 522 (14.98%) Python
19 497 (14.27%) Firewall
20 467 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
21 453 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
22 452 (12.97%) DNS
23 396 (11.37%) Terraform
24 386 (11.08%) Degree
25 371 (10.65%) .NET
26 366 (10.51%) JavaScript
27 359 (10.30%) C#
28 345 (9.90%) Citrix
29 331 (9.50%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 313 (8.98%) SharePoint
2 196 (5.63%) MS Exchange
3 186 (5.34%) IIS
4 87 (2.50%) Apache
5 86 (2.47%) Confluence
6 59 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 51 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 50 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 43 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 38 (1.09%) Skype for Business
11 37 (1.06%) nginx
12 22 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 22 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.57%) CMS
14 17 (0.49%) Apache Spark
15 16 (0.46%) Drupal
16 14 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
16 14 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
17 12 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 467 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.37%) Sketch
7 11 (0.32%) InVision
8 8 (0.23%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.20%) Figma
9 7 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.20%) Siemens NX
10 6 (0.17%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.11%) InDesign
11 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.057%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (0.49%) Sentinel
3 16 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
5 10 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.20%) Teamcenter
7 6 (0.17%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.17%) Unica
8 5 (0.14%) Eikon
8 5 (0.14%) Magento
8 5 (0.14%) Relativity
9 4 (0.11%) BambooHR
9 4 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
9 4 (0.11%) FastStats
9 4 (0.11%) MetaTrader
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.086%) Exchequer
10 3 (0.086%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1,357 (38.95%) Azure
2 1,194 (34.27%) Microsoft 365
3 701 (20.12%) AWS
4 331 (9.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 229 (6.57%) GCP
6 191 (5.48%) SaaS
7 169 (4.85%) Serverless
8 161 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 155 (4.45%) IaaS
10 127 (3.65%) OneDrive
11 126 (3.62%) PaaS
12 108 (3.10%) Amazon S3
13 98 (2.81%) Power Platform
14 97 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
15 95 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
16 82 (2.35%) GitHub
17 78 (2.24%) Mimecast
18 63 (1.81%) Google Workspace
19 59 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 51 (1.46%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 497 (14.27%) Firewall
2 452 (12.97%) DNS
3 327 (9.39%) VPN
4 317 (9.10%) TCP/IP
5 312 (8.96%) DHCP
6 197 (5.65%) WAN
7 196 (5.63%) LAN
8 118 (3.39%) SAN
9 100 (2.87%) VoIP
10 96 (2.76%) HTTP
11 93 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
12 92 (2.64%) Network Security
13 85 (2.44%) Wireless
14 72 (2.07%) Internet
15 61 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
15 61 (1.75%) VLAN
16 54 (1.55%) SSL
17 49 (1.41%) Broadband
18 46 (1.32%) SMTP
19 42 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 546 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 134 (3.85%) MySQL
3 128 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
4 123 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 105 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 81 (2.32%) RDBMS
7 73 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
7 73 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 69 (1.98%) Power BI
9 65 (1.87%) MongoDB
10 60 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 59 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 39 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (1.12%) DB2
14 34 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
15 30 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (0.83%) Redis
17 26 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
18 21 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 271 (7.78%) Git (software)
2 234 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 233 (6.69%) JIRA
4 136 (3.90%) TeamCity
5 98 (2.81%) GitLab
6 92 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 65 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 61 (1.75%) Bitbucket
9 52 (1.49%) Visual Studio
10 51 (1.46%) Selenium
11 50 (1.44%) IntelliJ
12 48 (1.38%) MSI
13 43 (1.23%) Gradle
13 43 (1.23%) WiX
14 42 (1.21%) Eclipse
14 42 (1.21%) webpack
15 38 (1.09%) Bitbucket Server
16 36 (1.03%) Cypress.io
17 35 (1.00%) Maven
18 31 (0.89%) JMeter
General
1 968 (27.78%) Social Skills
2 758 (21.76%) Finance
3 276 (7.92%) Banking
4 233 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 150 (4.31%) Legal
6 143 (4.10%) Law
7 86 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 80 (2.30%) Marketing
9 70 (2.01%) Investment Banking
10 65 (1.87%) Front Office
11 61 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
12 60 (1.72%) Retail
13 54 (1.55%) Manufacturing
14 50 (1.44%) Games
15 48 (1.38%) Back Office
15 48 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
15 48 (1.38%) Presentation Skills
16 45 (1.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 43 (1.23%) Public Sector
18 40 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 583 (16.73%) Analyst
2 458 (13.15%) Developer
3 379 (10.88%) Support Engineer
4 293 (8.41%) Support Analyst
5 291 (8.35%) IT Support
6 212 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 183 (5.25%) IT Engineer
8 175 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 169 (4.85%) Desktop Support
10 164 (4.71%) Service Analyst
11 162 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
12 157 (4.51%) IT Analyst
13 156 (4.48%) Senior Developer
14 147 (4.22%) Service Desk Analyst
15 127 (3.65%) Architect
16 125 (3.59%) Administrator
17 121 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
18 120 (3.44%) Azure Engineer
19 119 (3.42%) Applications Support
20 113 (3.24%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (10.65%) .NET
2 217 (6.23%) HTML
3 215 (6.17%) React
4 210 (6.03%) AngularJS
5 183 (5.25%) Node.js
6 162 (4.65%) CSS
7 157 (4.51%) REST
8 147 (4.22%) Web Services
9 113 (3.24%) HTML5
10 108 (3.10%) ASP.NET
11 89 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
12 87 (2.50%) .NET Core
13 75 (2.15%) Spring
14 71 (2.04%) Middleware
15 70 (2.01%) Vue.js
16 67 (1.92%) Kafka
17 61 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
18 59 (1.69%) Redux
19 58 (1.66%) OAuth
20 55 (1.58%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 176 (5.05%) Management Information System
2 174 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 173 (4.97%) User Experience
4 131 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 116 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
6 99 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 69 (1.98%) Hedge funds
8 68 (1.95%) iPhone
9 60 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
10 56 (1.61%) Derivative
11 53 (1.52%) Clustering
12 52 (1.49%) Virtual Team
13 51 (1.46%) Blackberry
13 51 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
13 51 (1.46%) iPad
14 50 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
15 47 (1.35%) Client/Server
16 45 (1.29%) Replication
17 44 (1.26%) PKI
18 43 (1.23%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1,035 (29.71%) Linux
2 999 (28.67%) Windows Server
3 771 (22.13%) Windows 10
4 290 (8.32%) Unix
5 263 (7.55%) Android
6 249 (7.15%) Apple iOS
7 243 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 230 (6.60%) Windows Server 2016
9 178 (5.11%) Mac OS
10 169 (4.85%) Windows 7
11 153 (4.39%) Windows Server 2019
12 117 (3.36%) Mac OS X
13 107 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (1.32%) CentOS
16 38 (1.09%) Windows 8
17 31 (0.89%) Ubuntu
18 28 (0.80%) Mesosphere
19 21 (0.60%) SUSE
20 20 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (17.65%) DevOps
3 595 (17.08%) ITIL
4 545 (15.64%) Problem-Solving
5 326 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 237 (6.80%) Computer Science
7 223 (6.40%) Scrum
8 221 (6.34%) Migration
9 219 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
10 216 (6.20%) Mentoring
10 216 (6.20%) Service Delivery
11 213 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
12 212 (6.08%) Configuration Management
13 210 (6.03%) Infrastructure as Code
14 206 (5.91%) Test Automation
15 193 (5.54%) Service Management
16 192 (5.51%) TDD
17 185 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
18 180 (5.17%) Information Security
19 174 (4.99%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 823 (23.62%) PowerShell
2 621 (17.82%) SQL
3 522 (14.98%) Python
4 366 (10.51%) JavaScript
5 359 (10.30%) C#
6 295 (8.47%) Java
7 218 (6.26%) Bash Shell
8 190 (5.45%) C++
9 113 (3.24%) TypeScript
10 107 (3.07%) Perl
10 107 (3.07%) T-SQL
11 91 (2.61%) C
12 85 (2.44%) Ruby
13 72 (2.07%) Go
14 62 (1.78%) PHP
15 54 (1.55%) ES6
16 50 (1.44%) Shell Script
17 43 (1.23%) VB
18 29 (0.83%) VBScript
19 27 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 386 (11.08%) Degree
2 183 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 122 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 100 (2.87%) CCNA
5 100 (2.87%) MCSE
6 83 (2.38%) MCSA
7 67 (1.92%) Security Cleared
8 66 (1.89%) MCP
9 53 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
10 51 (1.46%) CISSP
11 44 (1.26%) SC Cleared
12 35 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (0.89%) CCNP
13 31 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 30 (0.86%) MCITP
15 26 (0.75%) DBS Check
16 24 (0.69%) AWS Certification
17 23 (0.66%) CEH
18 20 (0.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (5.42%) SLA
2 140 (4.02%) QA
3 75 (2.15%) GDPR
4 74 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (1.26%) Accessibility
6 30 (0.86%) NIST
7 23 (0.66%) EMIR
7 23 (0.66%) MiFID
8 22 (0.63%) PMO
9 19 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.52%) PCI DSS
11 16 (0.46%) ITGC
12 11 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.20%) NIST 800
14 5 (0.14%) COBIT
14 5 (0.14%) HL7
15 4 (0.11%) GLBA
15 4 (0.11%) GRC
15 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.086%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,327 (38.09%) Active Directory
2 453 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 289 (8.30%) Docker
4 242 (6.95%) Hyper-V
5 117 (3.36%) vSphere
6 87 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 81 (2.32%) XenApp
8 74 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
9 73 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
10 59 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 39 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 31 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
13 30 (0.86%) Firmware
14 28 (0.80%) Terminal Services
15 26 (0.75%) BitLocker
16 17 (0.49%) KVM
17 11 (0.32%) LXC
17 11 (0.32%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 9 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 396 (11.37%) Terraform
2 306 (8.78%) SCCM
3 288 (8.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 273 (7.84%) Kubernetes
5 269 (7.72%) Ansible
6 153 (4.39%) Puppet
7 117 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
8 79 (2.27%) Grafana
8 79 (2.27%) Prometheus
9 63 (1.81%) Jamf Pro
10 59 (1.69%) Nagios
11 58 (1.66%) SCOM
12 50 (1.44%) Kibana
13 48 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
14 37 (1.06%) logstash
15 33 (0.95%) ZABBIX
16 30 (0.86%) HAProxy
17 29 (0.83%) Consul
18 27 (0.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
19 25 (0.72%) Automic
Vendors
1 1,393 (39.98%) Microsoft
2 633 (18.17%) VMware
3 345 (9.90%) Citrix
4 316 (9.07%) Cisco
5 207 (5.94%) Oracle
6 189 (5.42%) Apple
7 162 (4.65%) ServiceNow
8 151 (4.33%) Google
9 140 (4.02%) HP
10 102 (2.93%) Splunk
11 90 (2.58%) Dell
12 86 (2.47%) Bloomberg
13 84 (2.41%) Red Hat
14 69 (1.98%) Adobe
15 67 (1.92%) Meraki
16 61 (1.75%) iManage
17 57 (1.64%) Veeam
18 56 (1.61%) LexisNexis
19 55 (1.58%) IBM
20 53 (1.52%) Reuters