Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 20 15
Rank change year-on-year -23 -5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3,252 2,846 6,597
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.18% 10.00% 11.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.89% 51.63% 53.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,640 2,483 5,557
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.61%

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 7,409 5,512 12,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 16.35% 19.36% 21.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5,190 4,576 10,334
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £92,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 632 £55,000 - 190
West London -4 214 £52,500 +2.44% 77
South London -5 121 £46,500 -13.89% 30
East London +14 76 £45,000 -6.25% 56
North London +19 14 £35,000 -9.09% 8
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1,289 (39.64%) Active Directory
2 1,288 (39.61%) Microsoft
3 1,269 (39.02%) Azure
4 1,084 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
5 1,070 (32.90%) Linux
6 1,054 (32.41%) Windows Server
7 800 (24.60%) Social Skills
8 741 (22.79%) PowerShell
9 735 (22.60%) Finance
10 677 (20.82%) VMware
11 669 (20.57%) Windows 10
12 620 (19.07%) AWS
13 587 (18.05%) SQL
14 568 (17.47%) DevOps
15 530 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
16 518 (15.93%) ITIL
16 518 (15.93%) Python
17 489 (15.04%) SQL Server
18 486 (14.94%) Firewall
19 471 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
20 470 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
21 439 (13.50%) DNS
22 396 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 372 (11.44%) Azure Active Directory
24 369 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
25 349 (10.73%) .NET
26 345 (10.61%) Citrix
27 340 (10.46%) C#
28 339 (10.42%) Degree
29 319 (9.81%) Cisco

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
1 299 (9.19%) SharePoint
2 212 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 185 (5.69%) IIS
4 79 (2.43%) Apache
5 70 (2.15%) Confluence
6 67 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 51 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (1.57%) Skype for Business
8 50 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
9 48 (1.48%) nginx
10 45 (1.38%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
12 14 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.34%) ejabberd
15 10 (0.31%) CMS
16 9 (0.28%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 369 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.31%) Sketch
6 9 (0.28%) InVision
7 8 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.25%) Revit
8 7 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.22%) Siemens NX
9 6 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.18%) Camtasia
9 6 (0.18%) Figma
10 5 (0.15%) InDesign
11 3 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.28%) SAP Business One
4 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.18%) Magento
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.18%) Relativity
7 5 (0.15%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.15%) Unica
8 4 (0.12%) AlphaBridge
8 4 (0.12%) Alphatax
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.12%) Farmplan
8 4 (0.12%) FastStats
8 4 (0.12%) KEYPrime
9 3 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.092%) Sage 300 ERP
9 3 (0.092%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,269 (39.02%) Azure
2 1,084 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
3 620 (19.07%) AWS
4 372 (11.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 192 (5.90%) GCP
5 192 (5.90%) IaaS
6 185 (5.69%) SaaS
7 132 (4.06%) PaaS
8 110 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 108 (3.32%) Serverless
10 107 (3.29%) OneDrive
11 96 (2.95%) GitHub
12 70 (2.15%) Amazon S3
12 70 (2.15%) Mimecast
12 70 (2.15%) Power Platform
13 68 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
14 65 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
15 54 (1.66%) Amazon EKS
16 49 (1.51%) Amazon ECS
17 40 (1.23%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 486 (14.94%) Firewall
2 439 (13.50%) DNS
3 310 (9.53%) DHCP
4 300 (9.23%) TCP/IP
5 289 (8.89%) VPN
6 193 (5.93%) LAN
7 176 (5.41%) WAN
8 137 (4.21%) SAN
9 93 (2.86%) VoIP
10 88 (2.71%) Network Security
11 82 (2.52%) Internet
12 69 (2.12%) HTTP
13 65 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
14 64 (1.97%) VLAN
15 57 (1.75%) Wireless
16 49 (1.51%) SSL
17 45 (1.38%) Skype
18 43 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
19 36 (1.11%) WebEx
20 35 (1.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 127 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
3 119 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 103 (3.17%) MySQL
5 101 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 93 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 75 (2.31%) RDBMS
8 74 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (2.21%) NoSQL
10 68 (2.09%) MongoDB
11 53 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 50 (1.54%) Oracle Database
13 49 (1.51%) Power BI
14 46 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 42 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
16 36 (1.11%) DB2
17 33 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
18 26 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
18 26 (0.80%) Blockchain
19 23 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 273 (8.39%) Git (software)
2 229 (7.04%) Jenkins
3 195 (6.00%) JIRA
4 118 (3.63%) TeamCity
5 78 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 73 (2.24%) GitLab
7 67 (2.06%) Visual Studio
8 49 (1.51%) IntelliJ
9 48 (1.48%) MSI
10 43 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 41 (1.26%) Bitbucket
12 40 (1.23%) WiX
13 39 (1.20%) Gradle
13 39 (1.20%) webpack
14 38 (1.17%) Selenium
15 37 (1.14%) Maven
16 36 (1.11%) Bitbucket Server
17 35 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
18 30 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
19 28 (0.86%) Cypress.io
General
1 800 (24.60%) Social Skills
2 735 (22.60%) Finance
3 228 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (7.01%) Banking
4 143 (4.40%) Legal
5 134 (4.12%) Law
6 88 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 74 (2.28%) Back Office
8 72 (2.21%) Front Office
9 71 (2.18%) Marketing
10 69 (2.12%) Manufacturing
11 59 (1.81%) Investment Banking
12 58 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
12 58 (1.78%) Retail
13 56 (1.72%) Games
14 50 (1.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 49 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
16 46 (1.41%) Advertising
17 45 (1.38%) Documentation Skills
18 43 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 530 (16.30%) Analyst
2 382 (11.75%) Developer
3 319 (9.81%) Support Engineer
4 275 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 267 (8.21%) Support Analyst
6 209 (6.43%) IT Support
7 206 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 153 (4.70%) Applications Support
9 142 (4.37%) IT Analyst
10 141 (4.34%) Azure Engineer
11 137 (4.21%) IT Engineer
12 126 (3.87%) Service Analyst
13 122 (3.75%) Consultant
14 117 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
15 115 (3.54%) Desktop Support
16 113 (3.47%) Senior Developer
17 112 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
18 109 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
18 109 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
19 106 (3.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (10.73%) .NET
2 203 (6.24%) HTML
3 183 (5.63%) React
4 182 (5.60%) Node.js
5 181 (5.57%) AngularJS
6 153 (4.70%) CSS
7 127 (3.91%) REST
8 111 (3.41%) Web Services
9 98 (3.01%) ASP.NET
10 97 (2.98%) HTML5
11 78 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
12 69 (2.12%) Spring
13 68 (2.09%) Vue.js
14 62 (1.91%) .NET Core
14 62 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
15 57 (1.75%) RESTful
16 55 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
17 54 (1.66%) OAuth
18 51 (1.57%) Kafka
19 48 (1.48%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 190 (5.84%) Data Centre
2 171 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 143 (4.40%) User Experience
4 123 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 85 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
7 68 (2.09%) Virtual Team
8 60 (1.85%) Clustering
8 60 (1.85%) Derivative
9 58 (1.78%) Hedge funds
10 55 (1.69%) Client/Server
11 53 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
12 50 (1.54%) iPhone
13 41 (1.26%) Cloud Native
13 41 (1.26%) PKI
14 40 (1.23%) Web 2.0
15 36 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
16 35 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
16 35 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
16 35 (1.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,070 (32.90%) Linux
2 1,054 (32.41%) Windows Server
3 669 (20.57%) Windows 10
4 294 (9.04%) Unix
5 194 (5.97%) Android
6 192 (5.90%) Apple iOS
7 188 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 177 (5.44%) Windows 7
9 174 (5.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 129 (3.97%) Windows Server 2019
11 123 (3.78%) Mac OS
12 115 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 77 (2.37%) Mac OS X
14 71 (2.18%) CentOS
15 69 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 51 (1.57%) Ubuntu
17 20 (0.62%) Debian
18 19 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (0.55%) Windows 8
19 18 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (17.47%) DevOps
2 530 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
3 518 (15.93%) ITIL
4 470 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
5 396 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 228 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
7 227 (6.98%) Migration
8 203 (6.24%) Scrum
9 195 (6.00%) Test Automation
10 193 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
11 184 (5.66%) Infrastructure as Code
12 182 (5.60%) Computer Science
13 174 (5.35%) Mentoring
14 173 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 172 (5.29%) Configuration Management
16 171 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 168 (5.17%) Service Delivery
18 146 (4.49%) Service Management
19 143 (4.40%) TDD
20 140 (4.31%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 741 (22.79%) PowerShell
2 587 (18.05%) SQL
3 518 (15.93%) Python
4 340 (10.46%) C#
5 315 (9.69%) JavaScript
6 282 (8.67%) Java
7 193 (5.93%) Bash Shell
8 159 (4.89%) C++
9 115 (3.54%) Perl
10 106 (3.26%) T-SQL
11 104 (3.20%) C
12 98 (3.01%) TypeScript
13 75 (2.31%) Ruby
14 69 (2.12%) PHP
15 60 (1.85%) Go
16 55 (1.69%) Shell Script
17 41 (1.26%) ES6
18 35 (1.08%) VBA
19 30 (0.92%) VB.NET
20 28 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 339 (10.42%) Degree
2 162 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 104 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 80 (2.46%) CCNA
6 75 (2.31%) MCSE
7 73 (2.24%) Security Cleared
8 64 (1.97%) MCSA
9 62 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
10 49 (1.51%) SC Cleared
11 43 (1.32%) CISSP
12 33 (1.01%) MCP
12 33 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
14 27 (0.83%) CCNP
15 23 (0.71%) DV Cleared
16 22 (0.68%) CISM
16 22 (0.68%) MCITP
17 21 (0.65%) CEH
18 19 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.77%) QA
2 137 (4.21%) SLA
3 73 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (1.63%) Accessibility
4 53 (1.63%) GDPR
5 28 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 27 (0.83%) PMO
7 26 (0.80%) MiFID
8 25 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 24 (0.74%) EMIR
10 22 (0.68%) PCI DSS
11 16 (0.49%) NIST
12 15 (0.46%) ITGC
13 11 (0.34%) GRC
14 7 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.18%) GLBA
15 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.15%) HL7
17 4 (0.12%) COBIT
18 3 (0.092%) DICOM
System Software
1 1,289 (39.64%) Active Directory
2 471 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (8.76%) Docker
4 240 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 108 (3.32%) vSphere
6 68 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 65 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 63 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 61 (1.88%) XenApp
10 52 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
11 41 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (0.86%) Firmware
13 25 (0.77%) KVM
14 24 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
15 23 (0.71%) Terminal Services
16 21 (0.65%) BitLocker
17 18 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 17 (0.52%) iptables
18 17 (0.52%) QEMU
18 17 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 319 (9.81%) Terraform
2 283 (8.70%) SCCM
3 271 (8.33%) Ansible
4 268 (8.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 266 (8.18%) Kubernetes
6 150 (4.61%) Puppet
7 77 (2.37%) Grafana
7 77 (2.37%) Prometheus
8 72 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
9 71 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
10 69 (2.12%) SCOM
11 49 (1.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 47 (1.45%) Jamf Pro
13 42 (1.29%) Nagios
14 32 (0.98%) Kibana
15 30 (0.92%) HAProxy
16 29 (0.89%) ZABBIX
17 27 (0.83%) Backup Exec
17 27 (0.83%) vCenter Server
18 24 (0.74%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,288 (39.61%) Microsoft
2 677 (20.82%) VMware
3 345 (10.61%) Citrix
4 319 (9.81%) Cisco
5 186 (5.72%) Oracle
6 163 (5.01%) HP
7 140 (4.31%) Apple
8 134 (4.12%) Google
9 103 (3.17%) Splunk
10 99 (3.04%) Red Hat
11 90 (2.77%) ServiceNow
12 86 (2.64%) Dell
13 75 (2.31%) SonicWALL
14 67 (2.06%) Meraki
15 63 (1.94%) NetApp
16 61 (1.88%) Veeam
17 58 (1.78%) Bloomberg
18 52 (1.60%) iManage
19 49 (1.51%) Adobe
19 49 (1.51%) Sybase