Period
to 23 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North East
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 13 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 203 110 153
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 15.41% 11.87% 12.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.52% 57.59% 72.51%
Number of salaries quoted 186 99 133
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,000 £19,750
25th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £21,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
75th Percentile £43,750 £50,000 £39,500
90th Percentile £54,375 £60,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% -5.88%

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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 394 191 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 29.92% 20.60% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 297 169 187
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,700 £19,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £22,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £44,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.77% +25.71% -12.50%
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £43,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the North East

Windows
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the North East.

Salary trend for Windows in the North East

Windows
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the North East over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows in the North East

Windows
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Tyne and Wear +1 120 £35,000 -20.45% 43
Durham -2 54 £34,000 +8.29% 17
Cleveland - 21 £40,000 -
Northumberland - 8 £34,000 - 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 127 (62.56%) Windows Server
2 126 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 76 (37.44%) Azure
4 72 (35.47%) Active Directory
5 64 (31.53%) Degree
6 63 (31.03%) Computer Science
7 56 (27.59%) SQL Server
8 51 (25.12%) Management Information System
8 51 (25.12%) Problem-Solving
9 50 (24.63%) VMware
10 49 (24.14%) ITIL
11 44 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
12 43 (21.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 40 (19.70%) Microsoft 365
14 39 (19.21%) SQL
14 39 (19.21%) QA
15 38 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (18.72%) PowerShell
16 36 (17.73%) Incident Management
17 35 (17.24%) Social Skills
18 33 (16.26%) Software Engineering
19 32 (15.76%) .NET
19 32 (15.76%) SLA
20 31 (15.27%) XML
20 31 (15.27%) XSLT
20 31 (15.27%) HNC
20 31 (15.27%) HND
20 31 (15.27%) Firewall
20 31 (15.27%) Systems Analysis
20 31 (15.27%) Marketing

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 25 (12.32%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.42%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.94%) IIS
4 7 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.96%) Apache
6 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 44 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.48%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.99%) Line 500
4 1 (0.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 76 (37.44%) Azure
2 40 (19.70%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (12.32%) AWS
4 10 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.94%) SaaS
6 7 (3.45%) GCP
6 7 (3.45%) GitHub
7 6 (2.96%) Apigee
7 6 (2.96%) GitHub Actions
7 6 (2.96%) Nutanix
8 5 (2.46%) IaaS
9 3 (1.48%) PaaS
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.99%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 2 (0.99%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (0.99%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.99%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.27%) Firewall
2 30 (14.78%) DNS
3 26 (12.81%) LAN
4 24 (11.82%) TCP/IP
5 23 (11.33%) DHCP
6 20 (9.85%) WAN
7 13 (6.40%) VPN
8 11 (5.42%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (5.42%) VLAN
8 11 (5.42%) WLAN
9 9 (4.43%) Skype
9 9 (4.43%) VoIP
10 8 (3.94%) SAN
11 7 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.46%) Internet
12 5 (2.46%) NAS
12 5 (2.46%) Wireless
13 4 (1.97%) BGP
13 4 (1.97%) IPv4
13 4 (1.97%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.46%) MySQL
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.49%) OLAP
8 1 (0.49%) OLTP
8 1 (0.49%) Power BI
8 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.91%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (3.45%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.48%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.48%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.49%) JIRA
6 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (17.24%) Social Skills
2 31 (15.27%) Marketing
3 12 (5.91%) Finance
4 10 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.48%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.48%) Retail
6 2 (0.99%) Law
6 2 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (33.50%) Analyst
2 39 (19.21%) Systems Analyst
3 32 (15.76%) IT Support
4 31 (15.27%) Customer Analyst
5 29 (14.29%) IT Engineer
6 22 (10.84%) Administrator
7 21 (10.34%) Support Engineer
8 17 (8.37%) Service Analyst
8 17 (8.37%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (7.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 16 (7.88%) Junior
10 15 (7.39%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (7.39%) Junior Analyst
10 15 (7.39%) Junior Systems Analyst
11 14 (6.90%) Support Analyst
12 13 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (5.42%) IT Administrator
15 10 (4.93%) DBA
16 9 (4.43%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.76%) .NET
2 31 (15.27%) XML
2 31 (15.27%) XSLT
3 6 (2.96%) HTML
3 6 (2.96%) Kafka
4 3 (1.48%) Middleware
4 3 (1.48%) SOAP
5 2 (0.99%) CSS
5 2 (0.99%) Spring
6 1 (0.49%) ARM Templates
6 1 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.49%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) LLVM
6 1 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 51 (25.12%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.88%) Replication
3 7 (3.45%) User Experience
4 5 (2.46%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.97%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.48%) CMDB
6 3 (1.48%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.48%) NHS
6 3 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.99%) Clustering
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.99%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
8 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) SCADA
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 127 (62.56%) Windows Server
2 30 (14.78%) Windows 10
3 29 (14.29%) Linux
4 18 (8.87%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (7.39%) Unix
5 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.94%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.96%) AIX
10 5 (2.46%) Solaris
11 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.99%) Android
12 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.49%) CentOS
13 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 51 (25.12%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (24.14%) ITIL
4 43 (21.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 36 (17.73%) Incident Management
6 33 (16.26%) Software Engineering
7 31 (15.27%) Systems Analysis
8 29 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (13.30%) DevOps
10 25 (12.32%) Mathematics
11 23 (11.33%) Migration
12 21 (10.34%) Information Management
13 20 (9.85%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 20 (9.85%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (9.36%) Major Incident Management
15 18 (8.87%) Waterfall
16 16 (7.88%) Proactive Monitoring
16 16 (7.88%) Quality Management
17 15 (7.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.21%) SQL
2 38 (18.72%) PowerShell
3 30 (14.78%) C#
4 10 (4.93%) VB.NET
5 9 (4.43%) Bash
6 7 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.96%) Java
7 6 (2.96%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.96%) Python
7 6 (2.96%) SAPscript
8 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) PHP
9 1 (0.49%) R
9 1 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (31.53%) Degree
2 31 (15.27%) HNC
2 31 (15.27%) HND
3 26 (12.81%) Security Cleared
4 25 (12.32%) SC Cleared
5 14 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.94%) CCNA
6 8 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.45%) MCSE
8 6 (2.96%) MCSA
9 5 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.46%) CCNP
10 3 (1.48%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.49%) LPIC
12 1 (0.49%) MCP
12 1 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (19.21%) QA
2 32 (15.76%) SLA
3 9 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.46%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 72 (35.47%) Active Directory
2 38 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 18 (8.87%) vSphere
5 16 (7.88%) XenApp
6 9 (4.43%) Docker
7 6 (2.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (1.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (1.97%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.99%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.99%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.49%) Firmware
11 1 (0.49%) NFS
11 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (8.87%) SCCM
2 13 (6.40%) WSUS
3 12 (5.91%) Kubernetes
4 9 (4.43%) Ansible
4 9 (4.43%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (2.96%) SCSM
5 6 (2.96%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (2.46%) Terraform
7 4 (1.97%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.48%) Nagios
8 3 (1.48%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.48%) SCOM
9 2 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.99%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 126 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 50 (24.63%) VMware
3 28 (13.79%) Citrix
4 19 (9.36%) Oracle
5 14 (6.90%) SolarWinds
6 10 (4.93%) Mitel
7 9 (4.43%) Veritas
8 8 (3.94%) Cisco
8 8 (3.94%) Veeam
9 6 (2.96%) SAP
10 5 (2.46%) Dell
10 5 (2.46%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.46%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.46%) Sun
11 4 (1.97%) Google
11 4 (1.97%) Meraki
12 2 (0.99%) McAfee
12 2 (0.99%) Sage
12 2 (0.99%) Symantec
12 2 (0.99%) ThinPrint