Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North East
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 168 93 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 13.53% 13.82% 12.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.17% 60.00% 65.04%
Number of salaries quoted 147 86 93
10th Percentile £19,725 £21,250 £20,000
25th Percentile £25,000 £24,625 £21,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £35,000 £35,872
Median % change year-on-year - -2.43% +2.49%
75th Percentile £45,375 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,550
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%

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 322 155 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 25.93% 23.03% 19.96%
Number of salaries quoted 285 138 156
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,125 £21,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £27,813 £27,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 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
Tyne and Wear -2 117 £35,000 -12.50% 59
Durham +3 44 £27,500 +6.51% 11
Northumberland 0 4 £34,000 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 107 (63.69%) Microsoft
2 100 (59.52%) Windows Server
3 74 (44.05%) Active Directory
4 55 (32.74%) Azure
4 55 (32.74%) Microsoft 365
5 52 (30.95%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (28.57%) Social Skills
6 48 (28.57%) VMware
7 40 (23.81%) SQL Server
8 37 (22.02%) DNS
9 36 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
9 36 (21.43%) Linux
9 36 (21.43%) Degree
9 36 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (19.64%) AWS
10 33 (19.64%) Hyper-V
10 33 (19.64%) Computer Science
11 32 (19.05%) Firewall
11 32 (19.05%) TCP/IP
12 30 (17.86%) DHCP
12 30 (17.86%) Management Information System
12 30 (17.86%) Software Engineering
13 29 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (16.07%) PowerShell
15 26 (15.48%) Windows 10
15 26 (15.48%) DevOps
16 25 (14.88%) QA
17 24 (14.29%) Marketing
17 24 (14.29%) Systems Analysis

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 18 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.17%) IIS
3 3 (1.79%) Confluence
3 3 (1.79%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 55 (32.74%) Azure
1 55 (32.74%) Microsoft 365
2 33 (19.64%) AWS
3 10 (5.95%) SaaS
4 8 (4.76%) GCP
4 8 (4.76%) IaaS
5 7 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.98%) PaaS
7 4 (2.38%) Azure Sentinel
8 2 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.19%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.60%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.02%) DNS
2 32 (19.05%) Firewall
2 32 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 30 (17.86%) DHCP
4 22 (13.10%) WAN
5 21 (12.50%) LAN
6 17 (10.12%) VPN
7 11 (6.55%) VLAN
8 10 (5.95%) SAN
8 10 (5.95%) VoIP
9 5 (2.98%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (2.98%) Wireless
10 4 (2.38%) WLAN
11 3 (1.79%) Internet
11 3 (1.79%) NAS
11 3 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.19%) Intranet
12 2 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.19%) Skype
12 2 (1.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.60%) DB2
5 1 (0.60%) OLAP
5 1 (0.60%) OLTP
5 1 (0.60%) Power BI
5 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.76%) Mercurial
3 7 (4.17%) JIRA
4 4 (2.38%) GitLab
5 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 24 (14.29%) Marketing
3 12 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.36%) Finance
5 5 (2.98%) Law
5 5 (2.98%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.79%) Retail
7 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 36 (21.43%) Analyst
2 26 (15.48%) IT Engineer
3 24 (14.29%) Customer Analyst
3 24 (14.29%) IT Support
3 24 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 24 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 16 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.74%) IT Support Engineer
6 13 (7.74%) Junior
7 12 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
7 12 (7.14%) Junior Systems Analyst
8 9 (5.36%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Administrator
9 8 (4.76%) Consultant
9 8 (4.76%) IT Manager
9 8 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.29%) XML
1 24 (14.29%) XSLT
2 17 (10.12%) .NET
3 4 (2.38%) ARM Templates
3 4 (2.38%) HTML
4 2 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.60%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.60%) CSS
5 1 (0.60%) LDAP
5 1 (0.60%) Node.js
5 1 (0.60%) REST
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.60%) Spring
5 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.57%) Replication
3 5 (2.98%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.98%) User Experience
4 4 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.38%) HP Storage
4 4 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.79%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.79%) CMDB
5 3 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.79%) Renewable Energy
5 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.19%) Clustering
6 2 (1.19%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) EPoS
7 1 (0.60%) PKI
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (59.52%) Windows Server
2 36 (21.43%) Linux
3 26 (15.48%) Windows 10
4 18 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 17 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (7.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.79%) CentOS
10 3 (1.79%) Unix
11 2 (1.19%) Android
11 2 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.95%) Problem-Solving
2 36 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 33 (19.64%) Computer Science
4 30 (17.86%) Software Engineering
5 29 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (15.48%) DevOps
7 24 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
8 19 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (10.71%) Information Management
10 16 (9.52%) ITIL
11 13 (7.74%) Waterfall
12 12 (7.14%) Data Security
12 12 (7.14%) Quality Management
12 12 (7.14%) Workflow
13 11 (6.55%) Incident Management
14 10 (5.95%) High Availability
15 9 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
15 9 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (5.36%) Information Security
15 9 (5.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.31%) C#
3 16 (9.52%) SQL
4 11 (6.55%) Python
5 7 (4.17%) Java
6 6 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.98%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.98%) C++
7 5 (2.98%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.38%) C
8 4 (2.38%) Go
8 4 (2.38%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.79%) PHP
10 2 (1.19%) Perl
11 1 (0.60%) ABAP
11 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (21.43%) Degree
2 24 (14.29%) HNC
2 24 (14.29%) HND
3 13 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.36%) MCSE
5 7 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.57%) MCSA
6 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.79%) CCNA
7 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.79%) MCITP
8 2 (1.19%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.60%) CCNP
9 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.60%) MCT
9 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.88%) QA
2 12 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 74 (44.05%) Active Directory
2 36 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (19.64%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.52%) vSphere
5 7 (4.17%) XenApp
6 4 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.79%) Docker
7 3 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.19%) NFS
8 2 (1.19%) Postfix
8 2 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.60%) LXC
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (7.14%) SCCM
2 10 (5.95%) Terraform
2 10 (5.95%) WSUS
3 8 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.98%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.38%) Ansible
5 4 (2.38%) Puppet
6 2 (1.19%) EnCase
6 2 (1.19%) FTK
6 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.19%) Nagios
6 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.19%) Packer
7 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 107 (63.69%) Microsoft
2 48 (28.57%) VMware
3 15 (8.93%) Citrix
4 10 (5.95%) Veeam
5 7 (4.17%) Cisco
6 6 (3.57%) HP
7 5 (2.98%) Oracle
7 5 (2.98%) Veritas
8 4 (2.38%) Mitel
9 3 (1.79%) Dell
9 3 (1.79%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.19%) New Relic
10 2 (1.19%) Sophos
11 1 (0.60%) Acronis
11 1 (0.60%) Databricks
11 1 (0.60%) Meraki
11 1 (0.60%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.60%) Snow