Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8,365 9,360 10,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.38% 12.62% 13.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.87% 50.15% 52.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6,955 7,749 8,945
London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +1.06%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 15,244 18,663 19,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.57% 25.17% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 12,586 14,343 16,784
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 1,887 £50,000 +3.09% 321
West London +1 517 £40,000 -5.88% 179
South London +2 315 £38,000 +8.57% 44
East London +2 195 £39,500 -12.22% 72
North London 0 58 £42,750 +14.00% 19
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3,429 (40.99%) Active Directory
2 3,253 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 2,878 (34.41%) Windows Server
4 2,394 (28.62%) Finance
5 2,338 (27.95%) Linux
6 2,033 (24.30%) Office 365
7 1,924 (23.00%) VMware
8 1,907 (22.80%) SQL
9 1,732 (20.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,644 (19.65%) PowerShell
11 1,522 (18.19%) ITIL
12 1,505 (17.99%) Windows 10
13 1,500 (17.93%) SQL Server
14 1,386 (16.57%) Windows 7
15 1,345 (16.08%) Microsoft Office
16 1,308 (15.64%) Firewall
17 1,295 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
18 1,220 (14.58%) Citrix
19 1,139 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
20 1,135 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 1,106 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
22 1,086 (12.98%) DNS
23 1,083 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
24 1,051 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
25 1,044 (12.48%) C#
26 1,033 (12.35%) MS Exchange
27 1,001 (11.97%) SCCM
28 991 (11.85%) DevOps
29 942 (11.26%) .NET
30 932 (11.14%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 1,033 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 511 (6.11%) IIS
3 476 (5.69%) SharePoint
4 352 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 297 (3.55%) Skype for Business
6 258 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 218 (2.61%) Apache
8 187 (2.24%) Tomcat
9 177 (2.12%) Confluence
10 104 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
11 101 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 95 (1.14%) CMS
13 89 (1.06%) JBoss
14 61 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
15 60 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 49 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 49 (0.59%) WebSphere
17 45 (0.54%) nginx
18 42 (0.50%) WordPress
19 41 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,345 (16.08%) Microsoft Office
2 200 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 101 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (0.17%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 10 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.036%) Maya
10 3 (0.036%) NUKE
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.024%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.024%) Houdini
11 2 (0.024%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.012%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 76 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.35%) Relativity
2 29 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.24%) Concordance
4 18 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
5 16 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 15 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
8 12 (0.14%) MetaTrader
9 11 (0.13%) Maximo
10 10 (0.12%) Eikon
10 10 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
10 10 (0.12%) ReMetrica
11 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 9 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
11 9 (0.11%) thinkFolio
12 8 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
12 8 (0.096%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.096%) Ringtail
12 8 (0.096%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2,033 (24.30%) Office 365
2 1,732 (20.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,295 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
4 306 (3.66%) SaaS
5 228 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 217 (2.59%) IaaS
7 202 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 186 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 152 (1.82%) PaaS
10 143 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
11 142 (1.70%) Mimecast
12 117 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
13 99 (1.18%) Amazon S3
14 96 (1.15%) GitHub
15 93 (1.11%) G Suite
16 91 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 60 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
18 50 (0.60%) OneDrive
19 48 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 46 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,308 (15.64%) Firewall
2 1,086 (12.98%) DNS
3 910 (10.88%) TCP/IP
4 790 (9.44%) DHCP
5 581 (6.95%) LAN
6 550 (6.58%) WAN
7 547 (6.54%) SAN
8 519 (6.20%) VPN
9 356 (4.26%) Internet
10 289 (3.45%) Skype
11 249 (2.98%) VoIP
12 232 (2.77%) VLAN
13 187 (2.24%) Network Security
14 171 (2.04%) Wireless
15 169 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
16 144 (1.72%) HTTP
17 132 (1.58%) NAS
18 121 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
19 106 (1.27%) SSL
20 80 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,500 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 242 (2.89%) Relational Database
3 234 (2.80%) Big Data
4 228 (2.73%) MySQL
5 221 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 182 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 177 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 172 (2.06%) NoSQL
9 166 (1.98%) Oracle Database
10 158 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
11 147 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 130 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
13 128 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 117 (1.40%) MongoDB
15 105 (1.26%) RDBMS
16 94 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
17 87 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
18 83 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
19 67 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
20 59 (0.71%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 624 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 474 (5.67%) Jenkins
3 385 (4.60%) TeamCity
4 367 (4.39%) JIRA
5 307 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 224 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 192 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 185 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 143 (1.71%) Subversion
10 125 (1.49%) Selenium
11 110 (1.32%) Maven
12 91 (1.09%) Cucumber
13 71 (0.85%) MSBuild
14 67 (0.80%) NUnit
15 59 (0.71%) SpecFlow
16 58 (0.69%) Vagrant
17 54 (0.65%) GoCD
17 54 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
18 53 (0.63%) Bitbucket
19 52 (0.62%) WinDbg
General
1 2,394 (28.62%) Finance
2 905 (10.82%) Banking
3 398 (4.76%) Legal
4 395 (4.72%) Law
5 345 (4.12%) Investment Banking
6 211 (2.52%) Retail
7 197 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 143 (1.71%) Games
9 139 (1.66%) Front Office
10 130 (1.55%) Marketing
11 124 (1.48%) Advertising
12 115 (1.37%) Financial Institution
13 88 (1.05%) Back Office
14 56 (0.67%) French Language
15 47 (0.56%) German Language
16 42 (0.50%) Publishing
17 28 (0.33%) Manufacturing
18 24 (0.29%) Spanish Language
19 23 (0.27%) Billing
20 22 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,444 (17.26%) Analyst
2 1,078 (12.89%) Support Engineer
3 921 (11.01%) Developer
4 790 (9.44%) Support Analyst
5 693 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 657 (7.85%) Desktop Support
7 645 (7.71%) IT Support
8 427 (5.10%) IT Engineer
9 417 (4.99%) Windows Engineer
10 402 (4.81%) Administrator
11 391 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
12 372 (4.45%) Applications Support
13 352 (4.21%) C# Developer
14 350 (4.18%) Architect
15 347 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
16 333 (3.98%) Service Analyst
17 322 (3.85%) Consultant
18 309 (3.69%) Systems Administrator
19 299 (3.57%) .NET Developer
20 294 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 942 (11.26%) .NET
2 481 (5.75%) Web Services
3 431 (5.15%) HTML
4 407 (4.87%) ASP.NET
5 260 (3.11%) .NET Framework
6 257 (3.07%) CSS
7 243 (2.90%) AngularJS
8 230 (2.75%) XML
9 217 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 186 (2.22%) REST
11 173 (2.07%) JSON
12 167 (2.00%) jQuery
13 162 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 148 (1.77%) LDAP
15 142 (1.70%) RESTful
16 141 (1.69%) Node.js
17 140 (1.67%) HTML5
18 137 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
19 132 (1.58%) WCF
20 128 (1.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 645 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 463 (5.53%) Data Centre
3 418 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 313 (3.74%) Fintech
5 305 (3.65%) Hedge funds
6 287 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
7 276 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 187 (2.24%) Blackberry
9 181 (2.16%) Clustering
10 172 (2.06%) User Experience
11 169 (2.02%) iPhone
12 157 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
13 136 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
14 122 (1.46%) Public Cloud
15 120 (1.43%) Equities
16 118 (1.41%) Private Cloud
17 115 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 115 (1.37%) Replication
18 114 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
19 113 (1.35%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2,878 (34.41%) Windows Server
2 2,338 (27.95%) Linux
3 1,505 (17.99%) Windows 10
4 1,386 (16.57%) Windows 7
5 1,106 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,083 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 759 (9.07%) Unix
8 396 (4.73%) Mac OS X
9 366 (4.38%) Android
10 364 (4.35%) Apple iOS
11 267 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 248 (2.96%) Windows 8
13 197 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 191 (2.28%) Mac OS
15 187 (2.24%) CentOS
16 128 (1.53%) Ubuntu
17 114 (1.36%) Solaris
18 93 (1.11%) Windows XP
19 91 (1.09%) AIX
20 53 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,522 (18.19%) ITIL
2 1,139 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1,051 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
4 991 (11.85%) DevOps
5 932 (11.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 469 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
7 466 (5.57%) Project Management
8 450 (5.38%) Migration
9 443 (5.30%) Information Security
10 442 (5.28%) Cybersecurity
11 378 (4.52%) Test Automation
12 361 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
13 343 (4.10%) MVC
14 332 (3.97%) Configuration Management
15 299 (3.57%) Service Delivery
16 295 (3.53%) TDD
17 291 (3.48%) Service Management
18 285 (3.41%) Mentoring
19 280 (3.35%) Asset Management
20 277 (3.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,907 (22.80%) SQL
2 1,644 (19.65%) PowerShell
3 1,044 (12.48%) C#
4 909 (10.87%) Python
5 753 (9.00%) Java
6 514 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 446 (5.33%) Bash Shell
8 393 (4.70%) C++
9 341 (4.08%) Perl
10 246 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 221 (2.64%) Ruby
12 214 (2.56%) C
13 191 (2.28%) Shell Script
14 153 (1.83%) VBScript
15 111 (1.33%) VB
16 105 (1.26%) PL/SQL
17 97 (1.16%) PHP
18 87 (1.04%) VB.NET
19 79 (0.94%) Go
20 76 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 830 (9.92%) Degree
2 611 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 403 (4.82%) MCSE
4 267 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
5 262 (3.13%) CISSP
6 254 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 215 (2.57%) CCNA
8 198 (2.37%) MCSA
9 168 (2.01%) MCP
10 157 (1.88%) Security Cleared
11 143 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 117 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 97 (1.16%) GIAC
14 92 (1.10%) CISM
15 91 (1.09%) CCNP
16 89 (1.06%) SC Cleared
17 84 (1.00%) CEH
18 80 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
19 79 (0.94%) MCITP
20 60 (0.72%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (4.38%) SLA
2 226 (2.70%) QA
3 225 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 134 (1.60%) GDPR
5 99 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 75 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 55 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 49 (0.59%) Data Quality
9 29 (0.35%) MiFID
9 29 (0.35%) PMO
10 21 (0.25%) COBIT
11 17 (0.20%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.072%) PMBOK
14 6 (0.072%) WAI
15 5 (0.060%) ISO 22301
15 5 (0.060%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.048%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3,429 (40.99%) Active Directory
2 1,135 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 719 (8.60%) Hyper-V
4 389 (4.65%) Docker
5 357 (4.27%) XenApp
6 282 (3.37%) vSphere
7 270 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 221 (2.64%) XenDesktop
9 206 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
10 153 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 94 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 87 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
13 67 (0.80%) BitLocker
14 65 (0.78%) XenServer
15 50 (0.60%) NFS
16 40 (0.48%) Terminal Services
17 37 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
18 36 (0.43%) Firmware
18 36 (0.43%) KVM
19 32 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,001 (11.97%) SCCM
2 601 (7.18%) Ansible
3 553 (6.61%) Puppet
4 471 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
5 235 (2.81%) Terraform
6 230 (2.75%) SCOM
7 190 (2.27%) Kubernetes
8 156 (1.86%) Nagios
8 156 (1.86%) WSUS
9 113 (1.35%) Backup Exec
10 112 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
11 104 (1.24%) Salt
12 93 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
13 69 (0.82%) vCenter Server
14 62 (0.74%) AirWatch
15 61 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
16 60 (0.72%) Kibana
16 60 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
17 56 (0.67%) ZABBIX
18 54 (0.65%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 3,253 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 1,924 (23.00%) VMware
3 1,220 (14.58%) Citrix
4 827 (9.89%) Cisco
5 647 (7.73%) Oracle
6 419 (5.01%) Apple
7 347 (4.15%) Red Hat
8 341 (4.08%) Google
9 332 (3.97%) HP
10 220 (2.63%) NetApp
11 201 (2.40%) Bloomberg
11 201 (2.40%) Splunk
12 193 (2.31%) EMC
13 181 (2.16%) Ivanti
14 173 (2.07%) Veeam
15 172 (2.06%) Dell
16 156 (1.86%) ServiceNow
17 151 (1.81%) Reuters
18 147 (1.76%) IBM
19 139 (1.66%) Adobe