Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 154 121 194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 13.20% 15.28% 15.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.56% 70.76% 66.90%
Number of salaries quoted 134 108 105
10th Percentile £20,500 £22,000 £20,000
25th Percentile £25,313 £25,375 £22,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +7.69%
75th Percentile £50,938 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £48,600 £52,250
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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 338 171 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 28.96% 21.59% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 296 151 179
10th Percentile £24,688 £22,125 £21,450
25th Percentile £32,500 £26,750 £27,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £35,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -11.39% +5.33%
75th Percentile £56,313 £45,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £56,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 29 July 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 29 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
Tyne and Wear -5 115 £37,250 +6.43% 50
Durham +1 30 £27,500 -14.61% 17
Northumberland 0 3 £34,000 -2.86% 3
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 92 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 84 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 77 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 69 (44.81%) Azure
5 67 (43.51%) Microsoft 365
6 50 (32.47%) Social Skills
7 48 (31.17%) Linux
8 47 (30.52%) VMware
9 42 (27.27%) AWS
10 39 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 33 (21.43%) DNS
13 32 (20.78%) PowerShell
14 31 (20.13%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (18.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 29 (18.83%) DevOps
15 29 (18.83%) Firewall
16 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
17 23 (14.94%) DHCP
18 21 (13.64%) Windows 10
18 21 (13.64%) Windows Server 2016
19 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
20 19 (12.34%) WAN
20 19 (12.34%) Citrix
21 18 (11.69%) LAN
21 18 (11.69%) SAN
21 18 (11.69%) Windows 7
22 16 (10.39%) SLA
22 16 (10.39%) SQL

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 14 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.90%) IIS
3 3 (1.95%) Apache
3 3 (1.95%) Confluence
3 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 69 (44.81%) Azure
2 67 (43.51%) Microsoft 365
3 42 (27.27%) AWS
4 16 (10.39%) IaaS
5 14 (9.09%) SaaS
6 11 (7.14%) PaaS
7 10 (6.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (6.49%) GCP
8 6 (3.90%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.95%) Azure Sentinel
9 3 (1.95%) Slack
10 2 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.43%) DNS
2 29 (18.83%) Firewall
3 23 (14.94%) DHCP
3 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
4 19 (12.34%) WAN
5 18 (11.69%) LAN
5 18 (11.69%) SAN
6 11 (7.14%) VPN
7 7 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (4.55%) SSL
8 6 (3.90%) VLAN
9 5 (3.25%) VoIP
10 4 (2.60%) Wireless
11 3 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.95%) H.323
11 3 (1.95%) HTTP
11 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.30%) Internet
12 2 (1.30%) NAS
12 2 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.65%) DB2
3 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Git (software)
1 9 (5.84%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.55%) JIRA
3 4 (2.60%) GitLab
4 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.95%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
General
1 50 (32.47%) Social Skills
2 15 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.25%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.60%) Finance
4 4 (2.60%) Law
4 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.30%) Local Government
6 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (17.53%) Support Engineer
2 22 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (12.99%) IT Engineer
4 14 (9.09%) IT Support
5 11 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Consultant
7 9 (5.84%) Technical Leader
8 8 (5.19%) Administrator
8 8 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.55%) Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.90%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.90%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) XML
2 3 (1.95%) HTML
3 2 (1.30%) .NET
3 2 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.30%) LDAP
3 2 (1.30%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.30%) XSLT
4 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.65%) CSS
4 1 (0.65%) Node.js
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Cloud Native
1 12 (7.79%) Hybrid Cloud
1 12 (7.79%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.25%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.60%) HP Storage
5 3 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.30%) IVR
6 2 (1.30%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 48 (31.17%) Linux
3 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 21 (13.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (11.69%) Windows 7
6 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.90%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.25%) Android
9 5 (3.25%) CentOS
10 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.30%) Unix
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.13%) Problem-Solving
2 29 (18.83%) DevOps
2 29 (18.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (8.44%) ITSM
3 13 (8.44%) Machine Learning
3 13 (8.44%) Migration
3 13 (8.44%) Project Management
4 12 (7.79%) Configuration Management
4 12 (7.79%) Cost Management
5 11 (7.14%) Change Management
5 11 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 10 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.49%) ITIL
7 9 (5.84%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (5.19%) Infrastructure as Code
8 8 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.19%) Software Engineering
9 7 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (4.55%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.78%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.39%) SQL
3 9 (5.84%) Python
4 7 (4.55%) Java
5 6 (3.90%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.25%) C
6 5 (3.25%) C++
6 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.60%) Go
8 3 (1.95%) C#
9 2 (1.30%) Groovy
9 2 (1.30%) Perl
9 2 (1.30%) PHP
9 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.65%) ABAP
10 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (9.09%) Degree
2 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.90%) CCNA
3 6 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.25%) MCSE
5 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.95%) MCITP
7 2 (1.30%) HNC
7 2 (1.30%) HND
7 2 (1.30%) MCSA
8 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) GIAC
8 1 (0.65%) MCT
8 1 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.65%) SANS
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.39%) SLA
2 8 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.25%) QA
4 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 39 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (4.55%) vSphere
6 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.95%) Docker
9 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.30%) Postfix
9 2 (1.30%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.30%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.30%) XenApp
10 1 (0.65%) LXC
10 1 (0.65%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (9.09%) SCCM
2 12 (7.79%) Terraform
3 10 (6.49%) Kubernetes
4 9 (5.84%) Nagios
5 8 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (5.19%) SCOM
6 6 (3.90%) Ansible
7 5 (3.25%) Puppet
7 5 (3.25%) WSUS
8 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.95%) Salt
9 2 (1.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (1.30%) EnCase
9 2 (1.30%) FTK
9 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.30%) Packer
10 1 (0.65%) Clonezilla
10 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 92 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 47 (30.52%) VMware
3 19 (12.34%) Citrix
4 10 (6.49%) Cisco
5 8 (5.19%) HP
5 8 (5.19%) McAfee
5 8 (5.19%) SolarWinds
6 6 (3.90%) Zerto
7 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.25%) Veeam
8 4 (2.60%) Oracle
9 3 (1.95%) Avaya
10 2 (1.30%) New Relic
11 1 (0.65%) Acronis
11 1 (0.65%) Juniper
11 1 (0.65%) NetApp
11 1 (0.65%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (0.65%) SAP
11 1 (0.65%) Snow
11 1 (0.65%) Veritas