Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North East
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 139 184 225
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 12.78% 14.15% 16.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.94% 77.31% 70.31%
Number of salaries quoted 126 161 137
10th Percentile £23,375 £19,750 £20,000
25th Percentile £26,563 £22,250 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £57,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £50,000 £55,150
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 284 238 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 26.10% 18.31% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 248 214 222
10th Percentile £25,125 £19,825 £21,775
25th Percentile £32,188 £24,375 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £60,000 £42,500 £50,188
90th Percentile £67,500 £50,875 £57,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -7 94 £40,000 +29.03% 26
Durham +7 36 £32,000 -3.03% 10
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 84 (60.43%) Active Directory
2 82 (58.99%) Windows Server
3 71 (51.08%) Azure
4 64 (46.04%) Microsoft
5 59 (42.45%) Microsoft 365
6 54 (38.85%) VMware
7 46 (33.09%) AWS
8 42 (30.22%) Linux
9 37 (26.62%) DNS
10 36 (25.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (25.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (24.46%) PowerShell
13 33 (23.74%) Hyper-V
14 32 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2016
16 28 (20.14%) DevOps
17 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2019
18 22 (15.83%) Firewall
18 22 (15.83%) DHCP
18 22 (15.83%) SQL
18 22 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (15.11%) SCCM
20 19 (13.67%) Windows 10
21 18 (12.95%) Azure Active Directory
21 18 (12.95%) Citrix
22 17 (12.23%) Cisco
22 17 (12.23%) MS Exchange
23 16 (11.51%) TCP/IP
23 16 (11.51%) SAN
23 16 (11.51%) IaaS

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 17 (12.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.88%) IIS
4 3 (2.16%) Apache
4 3 (2.16%) nginx
4 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.72%) JBoss
5 1 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 71 (51.08%) Azure
2 59 (42.45%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (33.09%) AWS
4 18 (12.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (11.51%) IaaS
6 13 (9.35%) PaaS
6 13 (9.35%) SaaS
7 6 (4.32%) OneDrive
8 5 (3.60%) Mimecast
9 4 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.88%) GCP
10 3 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 3 (2.16%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (1.44%) Slack
12 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.62%) DNS
2 22 (15.83%) DHCP
2 22 (15.83%) Firewall
3 16 (11.51%) SAN
3 16 (11.51%) TCP/IP
4 15 (10.79%) LAN
4 15 (10.79%) WAN
5 14 (10.07%) VPN
6 11 (7.91%) VLAN
7 8 (5.76%) BGP
7 8 (5.76%) OSPF
7 8 (5.76%) Wireless
8 7 (5.04%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (5.04%) SSL
8 7 (5.04%) VoIP
9 6 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (4.32%) ISDN
10 3 (2.16%) HTTP
10 3 (2.16%) Skype
10 3 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (4.32%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.72%) GitLab
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.72%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.72%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (8.63%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.19%) Finance
3 4 (2.88%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.44%) Legal
4 2 (1.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (16.55%) Support Engineer
2 22 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (12.95%) IT Engineer
4 16 (11.51%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) Network Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) Technical Leader
7 10 (7.19%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (7.19%) IT Support
8 9 (6.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Telecoms Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Consultant
10 6 (4.32%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) SAML
2 2 (1.44%) LDAP
2 2 (1.44%) XML
2 2 (1.44%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.72%) Sensu
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Cloud Native
1 11 (7.91%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.60%) Clustering
4 5 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.16%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.44%) IVR
6 2 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (58.99%) Windows Server
2 42 (30.22%) Linux
3 35 (25.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2019
6 19 (13.67%) Windows 10
7 11 (7.91%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.04%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.60%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.88%) Android
11 3 (2.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.44%) CentOS
12 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.44%) Unix
13 1 (0.72%) Solaris
13 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (20.14%) DevOps
3 22 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (10.79%) Configuration Management
5 13 (9.35%) Change Management
5 13 (9.35%) ITSM
6 11 (7.91%) Machine Learning
6 11 (7.91%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (6.47%) Data Extraction
7 9 (6.47%) Data Protection
7 9 (6.47%) Migration
7 9 (6.47%) Project Delivery
8 8 (5.76%) Application Packaging
8 8 (5.76%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (5.76%) Mentoring
8 8 (5.76%) Presales
8 8 (5.76%) Proactive Monitoring
9 7 (5.04%) ITIL
10 6 (4.32%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.46%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.83%) SQL
3 5 (3.60%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.88%) Java
5 3 (2.16%) Python
6 2 (1.44%) C#
6 2 (1.44%) Groovy
6 2 (1.44%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.72%) Jython
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) Scala
7 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (5.76%) CCNP
2 8 (5.76%) Degree
3 5 (3.60%) CCNA
4 3 (2.16%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.44%) CISSP
5 2 (1.44%) GIAC
5 2 (1.44%) SANS
5 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.72%) MCSA
6 1 (0.72%) MCSE
6 1 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.35%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) QA
3 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 84 (60.43%) Active Directory
2 36 (25.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (23.74%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.04%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (4.32%) vSphere
6 3 (2.16%) XenApp
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.72%) Docker
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (15.11%) SCCM
2 15 (10.79%) Terraform
3 13 (9.35%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (9.35%) Nagios
3 13 (9.35%) SCOM
4 8 (5.76%) Ansible
5 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (4.32%) SmoothWall
6 5 (3.60%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.16%) Puppet
8 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.44%) Salt
9 1 (0.72%) Consul
9 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (46.04%) Microsoft
2 54 (38.85%) VMware
3 18 (12.95%) Citrix
4 17 (12.23%) Cisco
5 13 (9.35%) McAfee
5 13 (9.35%) Mitel
5 13 (9.35%) SolarWinds
6 8 (5.76%) HP
7 6 (4.32%) Meraki
7 6 (4.32%) ProCurve
7 6 (4.32%) Ruckus Wireless
7 6 (4.32%) Zerto
8 5 (3.60%) SonicWALL
9 4 (2.88%) Oracle
10 3 (2.16%) Symantec
11 2 (1.44%) Avaya
11 2 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.44%) Sophos
11 2 (1.44%) Veeam
11 2 (1.44%) Veritas