Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 15 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 5,228 7,269 8,665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 10.92% 11.84% 12.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.78% 52.97% 52.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4,661 6,207 7,578
Median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £79,150
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 9,543 13,722 16,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.92% 22.36% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7,745 11,356 13,954
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 -3 1,270 £50,000 - 158
West London 0 338 £45,000 +2.27% 76
South London +2 253 £39,000 -13.33% 33
East London -5 79 £39,500 -16.84% 31
North London -14 36 £31,500 -30.00% 11
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 2,365 (45.24%) Active Directory
2 2,247 (42.98%) Microsoft
3 2,004 (38.33%) Office 365
4 1,841 (35.21%) Windows Server
5 1,650 (31.56%) Azure
6 1,395 (26.68%) VMware
7 1,297 (24.81%) Linux
8 1,289 (24.66%) Windows 10
9 1,268 (24.25%) Finance
10 1,105 (21.14%) PowerShell
11 901 (17.23%) AWS
12 892 (17.06%) SQL
13 877 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 875 (16.74%) ITIL
15 830 (15.88%) SCCM
16 820 (15.68%) SQL Server
17 768 (14.69%) Firewall
18 766 (14.65%) Microsoft Office
19 741 (14.17%) Citrix
20 702 (13.43%) DNS
21 671 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
22 635 (12.15%) TCP/IP
23 631 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 627 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
25 624 (11.94%) DevOps
26 590 (11.29%) Python
27 583 (11.15%) Windows 7
28 580 (11.09%) Cisco
29 563 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
30 536 (10.25%) MS Exchange

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
1 536 (10.25%) MS Exchange
2 393 (7.52%) SharePoint
3 263 (5.03%) IIS
4 196 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 180 (3.44%) Skype for Business
6 123 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 91 (1.74%) Confluence
8 85 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
9 50 (0.96%) Apache
10 37 (0.71%) nginx
11 34 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 32 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 21 (0.40%) CMS
14 20 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 14 (0.27%) Drupal
17 14 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
17 14 (0.27%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 766 (14.65%) Microsoft Office
2 171 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.29%) AutoCAD
6 9 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.15%) Gliffy
8 6 (0.11%) InVision
8 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.11%) UXPin
8 6 (0.11%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.057%) FileZilla
9 3 (0.057%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.038%) InDesign
10 2 (0.038%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.019%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 32 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.48%) Salerio
3 16 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.21%) Elite 3E
7 8 (0.15%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.11%) Eikon
9 5 (0.096%) Raiser's Edge
9 5 (0.096%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 4 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.057%) Dynamics SL
11 3 (0.057%) MetaTrader
11 3 (0.057%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.038%) Relativity
12 2 (0.038%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,004 (38.33%) Office 365
2 1,650 (31.56%) Azure
3 901 (17.23%) AWS
4 265 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 197 (3.77%) IaaS
6 190 (3.63%) SaaS
7 153 (2.93%) PaaS
8 137 (2.62%) GCP
9 101 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
10 98 (1.87%) Mimecast
11 86 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
12 85 (1.63%) OneDrive
13 78 (1.49%) Serverless
14 75 (1.43%) Amazon S3
15 71 (1.36%) GitHub
15 71 (1.36%) Power Platform
16 69 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 64 (1.22%) G Suite
18 60 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
19 59 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 768 (14.69%) Firewall
2 702 (13.43%) DNS
3 635 (12.15%) TCP/IP
4 536 (10.25%) DHCP
5 385 (7.36%) LAN
6 320 (6.12%) VPN
7 313 (5.99%) WAN
8 275 (5.26%) SAN
9 235 (4.50%) VoIP
10 225 (4.30%) Skype
11 179 (3.42%) Wireless
12 141 (2.70%) Internet
13 139 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
14 111 (2.12%) Network Security
15 109 (2.08%) VLAN
16 101 (1.93%) NetScaler
17 84 (1.61%) HTTP
18 71 (1.36%) NAS
19 69 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
20 63 (1.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 820 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 98 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
3 97 (1.86%) MySQL
4 93 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 71 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 68 (1.30%) Power BI
7 61 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 60 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 58 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 56 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 56 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 49 (0.94%) Relational Database
11 49 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
13 43 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 35 (0.67%) Oracle Database
15 34 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
15 34 (0.65%) SQL Server 2019
16 33 (0.63%) Big Data
17 32 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 229 (4.38%) Git (software)
2 228 (4.36%) JIRA
3 187 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 132 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 91 (1.74%) TeamCity
6 82 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 66 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 56 (1.07%) NUnit
9 54 (1.03%) Maven
10 52 (0.99%) Selenium
11 46 (0.88%) Subversion
12 39 (0.75%) MSI
13 38 (0.73%) GitLab
14 35 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
15 33 (0.63%) Bitbucket
16 31 (0.59%) JMeter
17 26 (0.50%) LoadRunner
17 26 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
18 23 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
19 22 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 1,268 (24.25%) Finance
2 317 (6.06%) Banking
3 218 (4.17%) Law
4 188 (3.60%) Legal
5 125 (2.39%) Retail
6 88 (1.68%) Front Office
6 88 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 75 (1.43%) Public Sector
8 71 (1.36%) Games
9 60 (1.15%) Advertising
9 60 (1.15%) Back Office
10 58 (1.11%) Marketing
11 41 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 31 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 25 (0.48%) French Language
14 22 (0.42%) International Banking
15 20 (0.38%) Aerospace
15 20 (0.38%) Billing
16 16 (0.31%) Publishing
17 14 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 854 (16.34%) Analyst
2 747 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 536 (10.25%) IT Support
4 492 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 488 (9.33%) Support Analyst
6 413 (7.90%) Developer
7 385 (7.36%) IT Engineer
8 316 (6.04%) Desktop Support
9 299 (5.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 258 (4.93%) Administrator
11 250 (4.78%) Consultant
11 250 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 247 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
13 242 (4.63%) IT Analyst
14 209 (4.00%) Applications Support
15 199 (3.81%) Architect
16 196 (3.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 188 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
18 175 (3.35%) Service Analyst
19 168 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (9.26%) .NET
2 199 (3.81%) Web Services
3 173 (3.31%) HTML
4 171 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 160 (3.06%) ASP.NET
6 159 (3.04%) .NET Core
7 156 (2.98%) .NET Framework
8 147 (2.81%) Node.js
9 138 (2.64%) CSS
10 112 (2.14%) AngularJS
11 99 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 98 (1.87%) REST
12 98 (1.87%) WPF
13 91 (1.74%) RESTful
14 87 (1.66%) Entity Framework
15 76 (1.45%) XML
16 72 (1.38%) React
16 72 (1.38%) WinForms
17 70 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
18 65 (1.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 323 (6.18%) Data Centre
2 260 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 151 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
5 149 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
6 146 (2.79%) Public Cloud
7 118 (2.26%) iPhone
8 105 (2.01%) User Experience
9 102 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
10 80 (1.53%) Blackberry
11 79 (1.51%) iPad
12 78 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 73 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
14 71 (1.36%) Clustering
15 67 (1.28%) Hedge funds
16 63 (1.21%) Mobile App
17 58 (1.11%) Replication
18 55 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
18 55 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
19 53 (1.01%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,841 (35.21%) Windows Server
2 1,297 (24.81%) Linux
3 1,289 (24.66%) Windows 10
4 583 (11.15%) Windows 7
5 563 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 464 (8.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 387 (7.40%) Unix
8 337 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 282 (5.39%) Apple iOS
10 266 (5.09%) Android
11 157 (3.00%) Mac OS
12 139 (2.66%) Mac OS X
13 112 (2.14%) Windows Server 2019
14 97 (1.86%) Ubuntu
15 90 (1.72%) CentOS
16 76 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 75 (1.43%) Windows 8
18 69 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 45 (0.86%) Windows XP
20 32 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 875 (16.74%) ITIL
2 671 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
3 631 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 627 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
5 624 (11.94%) DevOps
6 389 (7.44%) Migration
7 278 (5.32%) Software Engineering
8 258 (4.93%) Project Management
9 246 (4.71%) TDD
10 229 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
11 220 (4.21%) Scrum
12 211 (4.04%) Configuration Management
13 197 (3.77%) Analytics
13 197 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
14 196 (3.75%) Fintech
15 191 (3.65%) Test Automation
16 185 (3.54%) Information Security
17 183 (3.50%) SDLC
18 181 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
18 181 (3.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,105 (21.14%) PowerShell
2 892 (17.06%) SQL
3 590 (11.29%) Python
4 525 (10.04%) C#
5 369 (7.06%) Java
6 316 (6.04%) JavaScript
7 307 (5.87%) Bash Shell
8 147 (2.81%) T-SQL
9 136 (2.60%) Ruby
10 134 (2.56%) C++
11 93 (1.78%) C
12 90 (1.72%) Perl
13 82 (1.57%) Go
14 77 (1.47%) VBScript
15 68 (1.30%) TypeScript
16 65 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 58 (1.11%) VB
18 45 (0.86%) PHP
19 43 (0.82%) Groovy
20 39 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 473 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 405 (7.75%) Degree
3 257 (4.92%) MCSE
4 207 (3.96%) MCSA
5 196 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (2.62%) MCP
7 135 (2.58%) CCNA
8 103 (1.97%) CISSP
9 101 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 100 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 95 (1.82%) Security Cleared
12 77 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 70 (1.34%) CCNP
14 64 (1.22%) SC Cleared
15 56 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 50 (0.96%) MCITP
17 46 (0.88%) CISM
18 30 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
19 24 (0.46%) CEH
19 24 (0.46%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (6.31%) SLA
2 152 (2.91%) QA
3 108 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 82 (1.57%) GDPR
5 58 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (0.31%) NIST
9 15 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.13%) PMO
12 5 (0.096%) COBIT
12 5 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.077%) GLP
14 3 (0.057%) NCSC
15 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 2 (0.038%) RMADS
16 1 (0.019%) COSHH
16 1 (0.019%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.019%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,365 (45.24%) Active Directory
2 877 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 517 (9.89%) Hyper-V
4 279 (5.34%) XenApp
5 263 (5.03%) Docker
6 239 (4.57%) XenDesktop
7 187 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
8 174 (3.33%) vSphere
9 70 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
10 61 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 49 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
12 35 (0.67%) VirtualBox
13 34 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
14 32 (0.61%) Terminal Server
15 27 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 24 (0.46%) Firmware
17 23 (0.44%) BitLocker
18 21 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
19 18 (0.34%) Xen
20 15 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 830 (15.88%) SCCM
2 310 (5.93%) Ansible
3 275 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 263 (5.03%) Terraform
5 212 (4.06%) Puppet
6 203 (3.88%) Kubernetes
7 144 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
8 123 (2.35%) SCOM
9 114 (2.18%) Nagios
10 100 (1.91%) vCenter Server
11 76 (1.45%) WSUS
12 60 (1.15%) Grafana
13 56 (1.07%) Jamf Pro
14 41 (0.78%) Backup Exec
14 41 (0.78%) ZABBIX
15 39 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
16 34 (0.65%) Packer
17 33 (0.63%) XenMobile
18 29 (0.55%) Nessus
19 25 (0.48%) Automic
Vendors
1 2,247 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 1,395 (26.68%) VMware
3 741 (14.17%) Citrix
4 580 (11.09%) Cisco
5 254 (4.86%) Oracle
6 248 (4.74%) Apple
7 234 (4.48%) HP
8 165 (3.16%) Dell
9 142 (2.72%) ServiceNow
10 134 (2.56%) Google
11 129 (2.47%) Bloomberg
12 115 (2.20%) Red Hat
13 93 (1.78%) Splunk
14 92 (1.76%) Veeam
15 86 (1.64%) Meraki
16 76 (1.45%) Reuters
17 73 (1.40%) Sophos
18 71 (1.36%) NetApp
19 70 (1.34%) Mitel
20 69 (1.32%) SolarWinds