Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North East
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 12 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows 89 157 168
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 12.77% 13.84% 11.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.73% 68.86% 65.12%
Number of salaries quoted 81 113 149
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £20,800
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,500 £64,450
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 149 228 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.38% 20.11% 18.02%
Number of salaries quoted 131 168 217
Median annual salary £41,000 £37,410 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.60% -6.48% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,125 £20,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,207 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,100 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.86% -5.05% +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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 65 £42,500 +18.06% 14
Durham -6 23 £28,500 +23.91% 3
Northumberland 0 1 - - 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 62 (69.66%) Windows Server
2 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
3 38 (42.70%) Microsoft
4 37 (41.57%) VMware
5 32 (35.96%) Office 365
6 31 (34.83%) ITIL
6 31 (34.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (32.58%) Azure
8 24 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (23.60%) Linux
9 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (21.35%) AWS
11 19 (21.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 18 (20.22%) SCCM
13 16 (17.98%) SQL
13 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
13 16 (17.98%) DNS
13 16 (17.98%) PowerShell
14 14 (15.73%) MCSE
15 13 (14.61%) LAN
15 13 (14.61%) WAN
15 13 (14.61%) SLA
15 13 (14.61%) vSphere
15 13 (14.61%) Project Delivery
16 12 (13.48%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (13.48%) Degree
17 11 (12.36%) DHCP
18 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
18 10 (11.24%) Citrix

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 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.99%) IIS
3 5 (5.62%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) nginx
5 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (35.96%) Office 365
2 29 (32.58%) Azure
3 19 (21.35%) AWS
4 9 (10.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (7.87%) SaaS
6 6 (6.74%) IaaS
6 6 (6.74%) PaaS
7 4 (4.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) DNS
1 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
2 13 (14.61%) LAN
2 13 (14.61%) WAN
3 11 (12.36%) DHCP
4 10 (11.24%) Firewall
5 7 (7.87%) SAN
6 6 (6.74%) SSL
7 4 (4.49%) Internet
7 4 (4.49%) VPN
8 3 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.25%) Network Security
9 2 (2.25%) VoIP
9 2 (2.25%) Wireless
10 1 (1.12%) HTTP
10 1 (1.12%) Skype
10 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.12%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (5.62%) Public Sector
1 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.37%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (15.73%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.24%) Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Technical Support
6 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.74%) IT Support
6 6 (6.74%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.62%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) XML
1 5 (5.62%) XML Messaging
2 1 (1.12%) CherryPy
2 1 (1.12%) CSS
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) HTML5
2 1 (1.12%) LDAP
2 1 (1.12%) Node.js
2 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.25%) Replication
4 2 (2.25%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.12%) Life Science
5 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (69.66%) Windows Server
2 31 (34.83%) Windows Server 2016
3 21 (23.60%) Linux
4 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.11%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.74%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (5.62%) Debian
8 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.37%) Android
9 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.25%) Unix
11 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) ITIL
2 19 (21.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (14.61%) Project Delivery
4 10 (11.24%) DevOps
4 10 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (7.87%) Change Management
6 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (6.74%) High Availability
8 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.62%) Migration
8 5 (5.62%) Presales
8 5 (5.62%) Quality Management
8 5 (5.62%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.49%) ITIL V3
9 4 (4.49%) ITSM
9 4 (4.49%) Line Management
9 4 (4.49%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (4.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) PowerShell
1 16 (17.98%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.12%) C
3 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.12%) Perl
3 1 (1.12%) PHP
3 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (15.73%) MCSE
3 12 (13.48%) Degree
4 6 (6.74%) MCSA
5 3 (3.37%) CCNA
5 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.25%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.25%) MCITP
7 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) COBIT
2 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.61%) vSphere
4 12 (13.48%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.87%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.37%) NFS
8 2 (2.25%) Terminal Server
8 2 (2.25%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (20.22%) SCCM
2 8 (8.99%) SCOM
3 7 (7.87%) Terraform
4 6 (6.74%) Nagios
5 3 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.25%) Ansible
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.25%) WSUS
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) QRadar
7 1 (1.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (42.70%) Microsoft
2 37 (41.57%) VMware
3 10 (11.24%) Citrix
4 7 (7.87%) SolarWinds
5 6 (6.74%) Cisco
6 3 (3.37%) McAfee
6 3 (3.37%) QAD
6 3 (3.37%) SAP
7 2 (2.25%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.25%) HP
7 2 (2.25%) Nasuni
8 1 (1.12%) BMC
8 1 (1.12%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle
8 1 (1.12%) Remedy
8 1 (1.12%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.12%) Splunk