Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North East
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 14 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 112 154 197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 12.06% 12.05% 14.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 72.99% 66.33%
Number of salaries quoted 100 137 153
Median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,750 £65,800
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 192 211 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 20.67% 16.51% 22.28%
Number of salaries quoted 168 187 232
Median annual salary £44,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £23,500 £19,750 £22,550
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £66,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +3 73 £44,000 +46.67% 25
Durham +5 35 £31,398 -4.85%
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 75 (66.96%) Windows Server
2 67 (59.82%) Active Directory
3 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 42 (37.50%) VMware
5 40 (35.71%) Azure
6 39 (34.82%) Office 365
7 34 (30.36%) DNS
8 32 (28.57%) AWS
9 29 (25.89%) Linux
10 28 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
11 25 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (21.43%) DHCP
13 23 (20.54%) TCP/IP
13 23 (20.54%) SCCM
13 23 (20.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
14 22 (19.64%) SQL
15 21 (18.75%) ITIL
16 20 (17.86%) LAN
16 20 (17.86%) WAN
17 19 (16.96%) Hyper-V
17 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (15.18%) DevOps
18 17 (15.18%) Windows 10
19 16 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
19 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
19 16 (14.29%) MS Exchange
20 15 (13.39%) VPN
20 15 (13.39%) Firewall
20 15 (13.39%) Telecoms

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 16 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.93%) IIS
3 5 (4.46%) Apache
4 3 (2.68%) nginx
4 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.89%) JBoss
6 1 (0.89%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (35.71%) Azure
2 39 (34.82%) Office 365
3 32 (28.57%) AWS
4 13 (11.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (8.04%) IaaS
5 9 (8.04%) PaaS
5 9 (8.04%) SaaS
6 5 (4.46%) Mimecast
7 4 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.89%) GCP
9 1 (0.89%) GitHub
9 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (30.36%) DNS
2 24 (21.43%) DHCP
3 23 (20.54%) TCP/IP
4 20 (17.86%) LAN
4 20 (17.86%) WAN
5 15 (13.39%) Firewall
5 15 (13.39%) VPN
6 10 (8.93%) VLAN
6 10 (8.93%) Wireless
7 8 (7.14%) BGP
7 8 (7.14%) OSPF
7 8 (7.14%) SAN
8 7 (6.25%) VoIP
9 6 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (5.36%) ISDN
10 4 (3.57%) Internet
10 4 (3.57%) SSL
10 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2017
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) GitLab
3 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.89%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (13.39%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.04%) Finance
3 6 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.68%) Legal
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (16.07%) AWS Engineer
3 14 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 14 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Network Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) IT Support
8 8 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (4.46%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.46%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) XML
1 4 (3.57%) XML Messaging
2 2 (1.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.89%) SAML
3 1 (0.89%) Sensu
3 1 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.46%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.57%) Clustering
3 4 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.79%) Replication
4 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.89%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) PKI
5 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 75 (66.96%) Windows Server
2 29 (25.89%) Linux
3 28 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (15.18%) Windows 10
6 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (8.04%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.57%) Debian
8 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.68%) Android
9 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.68%) Unix
9 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (18.75%) ITIL
3 17 (15.18%) DevOps
4 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (11.61%) Presales
5 13 (11.61%) Project Delivery
6 11 (9.82%) Data Extraction
6 11 (9.82%) Data Protection
7 9 (8.04%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 7 (6.25%) Change Management
9 7 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.25%) ITSM
9 7 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (5.36%) Creative Thinking
10 6 (5.36%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 5 (4.46%) Capacity Management
11 5 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
2 22 (19.64%) SQL
3 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.79%) Python
4 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.89%) C#
5 1 (0.89%) Java
5 1 (0.89%) Jython
5 1 (0.89%) Perl
5 1 (0.89%) Ruby
5 1 (0.89%) Scala
5 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.71%) Degree
3 9 (8.04%) MCSE
4 8 (7.14%) CCNP
4 8 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.46%) MCSA
6 3 (2.68%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.79%) MCITP
8 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.89%) CCNA
8 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.89%) PMO
System Software
1 67 (59.82%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (16.96%) Hyper-V
4 16 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (9.82%) vSphere
6 5 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.79%) NFS
7 2 (1.79%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.79%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.89%) Docker
8 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (20.54%) SCCM
2 13 (11.61%) Terraform
3 10 (8.93%) SCOM
4 8 (7.14%) Nagios
5 6 (5.36%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (5.36%) SmoothWall
6 5 (4.46%) Ansible
7 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (3.57%) vCenter Server
8 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.79%) WSUS
10 1 (0.89%) Consul
10 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.89%) Puppet
10 1 (0.89%) QRadar
10 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 42 (37.50%) VMware
3 14 (12.50%) Cisco
4 13 (11.61%) Mitel
5 10 (8.93%) SolarWinds
6 9 (8.04%) Citrix
7 8 (7.14%) HP
8 6 (5.36%) McAfee
8 6 (5.36%) Meraki
8 6 (5.36%) ProCurve
8 6 (5.36%) Ruckus Wireless
8 6 (5.36%) SonicWALL
9 3 (2.68%) Symantec
10 2 (1.79%) Dynatrace
10 2 (1.79%) QAD
10 2 (1.79%) SAP
10 2 (1.79%) Sophos
10 2 (1.79%) Veeam
10 2 (1.79%) Veritas
11 1 (0.89%) Meridio