Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 12 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8,245 9,166 9,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.41% 12.47% 13.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.00% 50.57% 52.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6,852 7,659 8,410
London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 14,991 18,126 18,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.56% 24.66% 24.92%
Number of salaries quoted 12,409 14,210 15,881
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in London

Windows
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in London.

Salary trend for Windows in London

Windows
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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 1,848 £50,000 +3.09% 296
West London +1 494 £44,250 +4.12% 142
South London +4 350 £38,000 +8.57% 26
East London +2 147 £33,750 -27.42% 50
North London +4 61 £43,000 +22.86% 23
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 3,412 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 3,225 (39.11%) Microsoft
3 2,862 (34.71%) Windows Server
4 2,304 (27.94%) Linux
5 2,254 (27.34%) Finance
6 2,053 (24.90%) Office 365
7 1,909 (23.15%) SQL
8 1,860 (22.56%) VMware
9 1,783 (21.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,624 (19.70%) PowerShell
11 1,575 (19.10%) Windows 10
12 1,539 (18.67%) ITIL
13 1,431 (17.36%) SQL Server
14 1,349 (16.36%) Firewall
15 1,329 (16.12%) Windows 7
16 1,317 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
17 1,288 (15.62%) Microsoft Office
18 1,165 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
19 1,145 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 1,122 (13.61%) Citrix
21 1,053 (12.77%) SCCM
22 1,045 (12.67%) C#
23 1,044 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
24 1,039 (12.60%) DNS
25 1,004 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
26 998 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
27 980 (11.89%) DevOps
28 975 (11.83%) MS Exchange
29 934 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 926 (11.23%) .NET

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
1 975 (11.83%) MS Exchange
2 518 (6.28%) SharePoint
3 517 (6.27%) IIS
4 304 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 267 (3.24%) Skype for Business
6 238 (2.89%) Apache
7 234 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 178 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 173 (2.10%) Confluence
10 99 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 90 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 85 (1.03%) CMS
13 68 (0.82%) JBoss
14 53 (0.64%) nginx
15 51 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
16 47 (0.57%) WordPress
17 46 (0.56%) WebSphere
18 36 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 35 (0.42%) OpenStack
20 34 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1,288 (15.62%) Microsoft Office
2 193 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 77 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 20 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.049%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.024%) Houdini
12 2 (0.024%) Maple
12 2 (0.024%) Maya
12 2 (0.024%) NUKE
13 1 (0.012%) Revit
Business Applications
1 92 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
4 16 (0.19%) Relativity
5 15 (0.18%) thinkFolio
6 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.12%) Elite 3E
9 9 (0.11%) Maximo
10 8 (0.097%) Concordance
10 8 (0.097%) MetaTrader
10 8 (0.097%) Orchard Housing
11 7 (0.085%) Eikon
12 6 (0.073%) Infor SunSystems
12 6 (0.073%) Misys Midas
12 6 (0.073%) ReMetrica
12 6 (0.073%) Retail-J
12 6 (0.073%) Salerio
12 6 (0.073%) SimCorp Dimension
13 5 (0.061%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2,053 (24.90%) Office 365
2 1,783 (21.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,317 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
4 390 (4.73%) SaaS
5 256 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 239 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 235 (2.85%) IaaS
8 201 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 181 (2.20%) PaaS
10 140 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
11 123 (1.49%) Mimecast
12 108 (1.31%) Amazon S3
13 107 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
14 96 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 90 (1.09%) G Suite
16 72 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
17 70 (0.85%) GitHub
18 51 (0.62%) Serverless
19 49 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 42 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,349 (16.36%) Firewall
2 1,039 (12.60%) DNS
3 908 (11.01%) TCP/IP
4 730 (8.85%) DHCP
5 625 (7.58%) LAN
6 564 (6.84%) WAN
7 505 (6.12%) SAN
8 500 (6.06%) VPN
9 390 (4.73%) Internet
10 288 (3.49%) VoIP
11 263 (3.19%) Skype
12 225 (2.73%) VLAN
13 214 (2.60%) Network Security
14 180 (2.18%) Wireless
15 161 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
16 129 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
17 127 (1.54%) SSL
18 117 (1.42%) NAS
19 107 (1.30%) HTTP
20 93 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,431 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 219 (2.66%) MySQL
3 216 (2.62%) NoSQL
3 216 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 180 (2.18%) Big Data
5 175 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 167 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
7 160 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 157 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 135 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 132 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
11 120 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 117 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
13 106 (1.29%) MongoDB
14 93 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 88 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
16 73 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
17 70 (0.85%) Hadoop
18 68 (0.82%) Power BI
19 61 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 623 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 515 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 406 (4.92%) TeamCity
4 359 (4.35%) JIRA
5 323 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 209 (2.53%) Visual Studio
7 207 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 196 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 129 (1.56%) Subversion
10 102 (1.24%) Maven
11 86 (1.04%) Selenium
12 80 (0.97%) Cucumber
13 74 (0.90%) NUnit
14 70 (0.85%) WinDbg
15 69 (0.84%) Vagrant
16 65 (0.79%) SpecFlow
17 57 (0.69%) Travis CI
18 56 (0.68%) GoCD
19 55 (0.67%) MSBuild
19 55 (0.67%) MSI
General
1 2,254 (27.34%) Finance
2 855 (10.37%) Banking
3 392 (4.75%) Legal
4 380 (4.61%) Law
5 275 (3.34%) Investment Banking
6 215 (2.61%) Retail
7 206 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 148 (1.80%) Front Office
9 139 (1.69%) Marketing
10 136 (1.65%) Games
11 115 (1.39%) Back Office
12 113 (1.37%) Advertising
13 86 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 50 (0.61%) French Language
15 42 (0.51%) Publishing
16 38 (0.46%) German Language
17 33 (0.40%) Manufacturing
18 31 (0.38%) Spanish Language
19 22 (0.27%) Billing
19 22 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,499 (18.18%) Analyst
2 1,069 (12.97%) Support Engineer
3 895 (10.86%) Developer
4 827 (10.03%) Support Analyst
5 703 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 683 (8.28%) IT Support
7 523 (6.34%) Desktop Support
8 413 (5.01%) Administrator
9 410 (4.97%) IT Engineer
10 404 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
11 402 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
12 375 (4.55%) Applications Support
13 363 (4.40%) C# Developer
14 357 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
15 352 (4.27%) IT Analyst
16 334 (4.05%) Consultant
17 333 (4.04%) Architect
18 312 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
19 311 (3.77%) Service Analyst
20 292 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 926 (11.23%) .NET
2 447 (5.42%) Web Services
3 395 (4.79%) HTML
4 390 (4.73%) ASP.NET
5 269 (3.26%) CSS
6 241 (2.92%) .NET Framework
7 228 (2.77%) AngularJS
8 218 (2.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 186 (2.26%) XML
10 174 (2.11%) JSON
11 173 (2.10%) jQuery
12 163 (1.98%) Node.js
13 160 (1.94%) REST
14 150 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 147 (1.78%) RESTful
16 137 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
17 136 (1.65%) React
18 135 (1.64%) HTML5
19 134 (1.63%) WCF
20 126 (1.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 650 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 459 (5.57%) Data Centre
3 328 (3.98%) Fintech
4 317 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
5 314 (3.81%) Hedge funds
6 299 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 185 (2.24%) User Experience
8 172 (2.09%) Clustering
9 165 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
10 151 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
11 145 (1.76%) Blackberry
12 136 (1.65%) iPhone
13 122 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 120 (1.46%) Equities
15 114 (1.38%) Private Cloud
16 112 (1.36%) Fixed Income
17 110 (1.33%) Fat Client
17 110 (1.33%) Thin Client
18 107 (1.30%) Replication
19 104 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2,862 (34.71%) Windows Server
2 2,304 (27.94%) Linux
3 1,575 (19.10%) Windows 10
4 1,329 (16.12%) Windows 7
5 1,004 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 998 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 718 (8.71%) Unix
8 334 (4.05%) Apple iOS
9 327 (3.97%) Mac OS X
10 321 (3.89%) Android
11 278 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 235 (2.85%) Windows 8
13 199 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 196 (2.38%) Mac OS
15 191 (2.32%) CentOS
16 131 (1.59%) Ubuntu
17 94 (1.14%) Windows XP
18 91 (1.10%) Solaris
19 66 (0.80%) AIX
20 42 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,539 (18.67%) ITIL
2 1,165 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1,044 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
4 980 (11.89%) DevOps
5 934 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 503 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
7 492 (5.97%) Migration
8 471 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 470 (5.70%) Information Security
10 408 (4.95%) Computer Science
11 383 (4.65%) Project Management
12 345 (4.18%) Configuration Management
13 342 (4.15%) Service Delivery
14 341 (4.14%) Asset Management
15 334 (4.05%) Test Automation
16 326 (3.95%) MVC
17 325 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 302 (3.66%) TDD
19 300 (3.64%) Mentoring
20 296 (3.59%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1,909 (23.15%) SQL
2 1,624 (19.70%) PowerShell
3 1,045 (12.67%) C#
4 909 (11.02%) Python
5 735 (8.91%) Java
6 488 (5.92%) JavaScript
7 454 (5.51%) Bash Shell
8 375 (4.55%) C++
9 302 (3.66%) Perl
10 208 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 196 (2.38%) Ruby
12 169 (2.05%) VBScript
13 161 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 155 (1.88%) C
15 132 (1.60%) PHP
16 116 (1.41%) VB
17 94 (1.14%) Go
18 72 (0.87%) Korn
19 66 (0.80%) PL/SQL
20 65 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 789 (9.57%) Degree
2 633 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 402 (4.88%) MCSE
4 289 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 248 (3.01%) CISSP
6 231 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 229 (2.78%) CCNA
8 183 (2.22%) MCSA
9 174 (2.11%) MCP
10 151 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 143 (1.73%) Security Cleared
12 114 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
13 110 (1.33%) CEH
14 106 (1.29%) CCNP
15 105 (1.27%) GIAC
16 92 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
17 89 (1.08%) SC Cleared
18 75 (0.91%) CISM
19 57 (0.69%) CISMP
20 56 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 381 (4.62%) SLA
2 247 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 200 (2.43%) QA
4 143 (1.73%) GDPR
5 94 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 70 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
7 66 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 60 (0.73%) Data Quality
9 35 (0.42%) MiFID
10 31 (0.38%) HIPAA
10 31 (0.38%) PMO
11 23 (0.28%) COBIT
12 10 (0.12%) HL7
13 8 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.085%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.073%) WAI
16 5 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.061%) PMBOK
17 4 (0.049%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3,412 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 1,145 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 660 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 440 (5.34%) Docker
5 367 (4.45%) XenApp
6 293 (3.55%) vSphere
7 240 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
8 204 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 191 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
10 136 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 110 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
12 89 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
13 78 (0.95%) BitLocker
14 53 (0.64%) Terminal Services
15 51 (0.62%) NFS
15 51 (0.62%) XenServer
16 49 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
17 46 (0.56%) KVM
18 37 (0.45%) DFS Replication
18 37 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,053 (12.77%) SCCM
2 677 (8.21%) Ansible
3 558 (6.77%) Puppet
4 507 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
5 278 (3.37%) Terraform
6 254 (3.08%) Kubernetes
7 249 (3.02%) SCOM
8 172 (2.09%) WSUS
9 171 (2.07%) Nagios
10 142 (1.72%) Backup Exec
11 105 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
11 105 (1.27%) Salt
12 77 (0.93%) vCenter Server
13 64 (0.78%) Perfmon
14 62 (0.75%) Consul
15 61 (0.74%) AirWatch
15 61 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
15 61 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
16 59 (0.72%) SCOrch
17 56 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3,225 (39.11%) Microsoft
2 1,860 (22.56%) VMware
3 1,122 (13.61%) Citrix
4 860 (10.43%) Cisco
5 582 (7.06%) Oracle
6 345 (4.18%) Apple
7 341 (4.14%) HP
8 337 (4.09%) Red Hat
9 336 (4.08%) Google
10 245 (2.97%) NetApp
11 225 (2.73%) Splunk
12 211 (2.56%) EMC
13 209 (2.53%) Dell
14 196 (2.38%) Bloomberg
14 196 (2.38%) Ivanti
15 164 (1.99%) Veeam
16 158 (1.92%) Reuters
17 156 (1.89%) IBM
18 151 (1.83%) ServiceNow
19 129 (1.56%) Symantec