Period
to 14 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,359 1,949 2,571
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 11.67% 13.24% 13.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.67% 65.82% 62.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,221 1,628 2,102
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,075 £61,250
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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,441 2,961 4,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.95% 20.12% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,158 2,463 3,187
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £30,974 £29,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £56,500 £55,125 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the North of England

Windows
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the North of England.

Salary trend for Windows in the North of England

Windows
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the North of England over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in the North of England

Windows
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North of England region over the 6 months to 14 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
North West -3 629 £42,500 +6.25% 171
Yorkshire -1 588 £40,000 -2.44% 107
North East -7 142 £40,000 +23.08% 43
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 703 (51.73%) Microsoft
2 654 (48.12%) Active Directory
3 597 (43.93%) Windows Server
4 586 (43.12%) Azure
5 559 (41.13%) Microsoft 365
6 428 (31.49%) VMware
7 341 (25.09%) SQL
8 292 (21.49%) Linux
9 284 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 276 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 268 (19.72%) Firewall
12 248 (18.25%) Windows 10
13 237 (17.44%) AWS
14 233 (17.14%) SQL Server
15 230 (16.92%) DevOps
16 215 (15.82%) ITIL
17 210 (15.45%) DNS
18 197 (14.50%) PowerShell
19 191 (14.05%) Hyper-V
20 185 (13.61%) Cisco
21 175 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
22 170 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
23 168 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
24 148 (10.89%) Windows Server 2016
25 146 (10.74%) Migration
26 143 (10.52%) Citrix
27 138 (10.15%) SCCM
28 136 (10.01%) WAN
29 134 (9.86%) DHCP
30 133 (9.79%) Oracle

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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
1 116 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 86 (6.33%) IIS
3 75 (5.52%) SharePoint
4 29 (2.13%) Apache
5 28 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.10%) CMS
8 14 (1.03%) nginx
8 14 (1.03%) WordPress
9 11 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.81%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.74%) EPiServer
10 10 (0.74%) Kentico
10 10 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.66%) Confluence
12 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 175 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.074%) InDesign
5 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.74%) nopCommerce
2 8 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.52%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.29%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.29%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.15%) BambooHR
7 2 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.074%) Magento
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 586 (43.12%) Azure
2 559 (41.13%) Microsoft 365
3 237 (17.44%) AWS
4 73 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 70 (5.15%) IaaS
6 66 (4.86%) SaaS
7 39 (2.87%) PaaS
8 33 (2.43%) OneDrive
9 32 (2.35%) GCP
10 28 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (1.55%) Mimecast
12 19 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (1.40%) Power Platform
13 12 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.88%) GitHub
14 9 (0.66%) Google Workspace
15 7 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 268 (19.72%) Firewall
2 210 (15.45%) DNS
3 136 (10.01%) WAN
4 134 (9.86%) DHCP
5 128 (9.42%) LAN
6 113 (8.31%) SAN
7 102 (7.51%) TCP/IP
8 99 (7.28%) VPN
9 73 (5.37%) VoIP
10 61 (4.49%) VLAN
11 52 (3.83%) Wireless
12 49 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
13 47 (3.46%) Network Security
14 46 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
15 42 (3.09%) MPLS
16 30 (2.21%) NAS
16 30 (2.21%) SSL
17 27 (1.99%) Internet
18 25 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (1.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.97%) MySQL
3 35 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
4 27 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.18%) Power BI
5 16 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.81%) MariaDB
9 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.52%) Informix
11 7 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.44%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 58 (4.27%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.84%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.40%) Bitbucket
4 19 (1.40%) TeamCity
5 18 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.25%) JIRA
7 13 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (0.96%) Subversion
8 10 (0.74%) GitLab
8 10 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (0.52%) Postman
10 6 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.44%) ReSharper
10 6 (0.44%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.44%) YouTrack
11 5 (0.37%) NUnit
12 3 (0.22%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 111 (8.17%) Finance
2 57 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 47 (3.46%) Law
4 35 (2.58%) Public Sector
5 34 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 34 (2.50%) Retail
6 21 (1.55%) Back Office
7 19 (1.40%) Automotive
8 17 (1.25%) Marketing
9 16 (1.18%) Electronics
10 14 (1.03%) Legal
11 9 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.59%) Games
13 5 (0.37%) Advertising
14 3 (0.22%) Local Government
15 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.15%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
16 1 (0.074%) Banking
16 1 (0.074%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 240 (17.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 183 (13.47%) Analyst
3 161 (11.85%) Azure Engineer
4 129 (9.49%) Support Engineer
5 118 (8.68%) IT Support
6 117 (8.61%) IT Engineer
7 91 (6.70%) Platform Engineer
8 89 (6.55%) Support Analyst
9 80 (5.89%) Developer
10 67 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 63 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
12 52 (3.83%) Administrator
12 52 (3.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 51 (3.75%) IT Manager
14 49 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
15 48 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
15 48 (3.53%) IT Technician
15 48 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
16 47 (3.46%) IT Analyst
16 47 (3.46%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (7.36%) .NET
2 62 (4.56%) Web Services
3 48 (3.53%) CSS
4 46 (3.38%) HTML
5 39 (2.87%) ASP.NET
6 31 (2.28%) .NET Framework
7 23 (1.69%) React
8 17 (1.25%) .NET Core
8 17 (1.25%) HTML5
8 17 (1.25%) JSON
9 16 (1.18%) Entity Framework
9 16 (1.18%) WinForms
9 16 (1.18%) XML
10 15 (1.10%) jQuery
10 15 (1.10%) SOAP
11 14 (1.03%) REST
11 14 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (0.96%) CSS3
12 13 (0.96%) Sass
13 11 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 60 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 37 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.21%) Clustering
6 26 (1.91%) Driving Licence
7 24 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.69%) User Experience
9 21 (1.55%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.47%) NHS
11 19 (1.40%) Cloud Native
11 19 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.40%) Replication
12 15 (1.10%) Mobile App
13 13 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.96%) iPad
13 13 (0.96%) Life Science
14 12 (0.88%) FMCG
14 12 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 597 (43.93%) Windows Server
2 292 (21.49%) Linux
3 248 (18.25%) Windows 10
4 168 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (10.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 104 (7.65%) Windows Server 2019
7 85 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 83 (6.11%) Windows 7
9 53 (3.90%) Unix
10 36 (2.65%) Android
11 32 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (1.77%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (1.18%) VMS
15 15 (1.10%) Apple iOS
15 15 (1.10%) CentOS
16 13 (0.96%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.88%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.81%) Solaris
19 4 (0.29%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 230 (16.92%) DevOps
3 215 (15.82%) ITIL
4 170 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
5 146 (10.74%) Migration
6 128 (9.42%) Infrastructure as Code
7 122 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (6.77%) Data Security
9 91 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 73 (5.37%) Project Management
12 65 (4.78%) Configuration Management
13 62 (4.56%) Change Management
14 57 (4.19%) Project Delivery
15 47 (3.46%) Service Management
16 45 (3.31%) Mentoring
17 44 (3.24%) Information Security
18 43 (3.16%) MVC
19 42 (3.09%) High Availability
20 41 (3.02%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 341 (25.09%) SQL
2 197 (14.50%) PowerShell
3 102 (7.51%) C#
4 65 (4.78%) Python
5 51 (3.75%) Bash Shell
6 48 (3.53%) JavaScript
7 29 (2.13%) Java
8 28 (2.06%) PHP
9 26 (1.91%) C
10 23 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.25%) C++
12 13 (0.96%) Perl
12 13 (0.96%) VB
13 12 (0.88%) Go
14 9 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.44%) Ruby
15 6 (0.44%) VBScript
16 5 (0.37%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 76 (5.59%) Degree
2 60 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 45 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 41 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (2.72%) MCSE
7 26 (1.91%) CCNA
8 20 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.40%) CCNP
10 16 (1.18%) MCSA
11 12 (0.88%) DBS Check
12 11 (0.81%) CISSP
12 11 (0.81%) RHCE
13 9 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.66%) MCITP
13 9 (0.66%) MCP
13 9 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.59%) JNCIP
15 7 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.73%) SLA
2 32 (2.35%) QA
3 26 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.74%) WAI
7 7 (0.52%) GDPR
8 6 (0.44%) OpenSCAP
9 5 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.37%) NIST
10 4 (0.29%) PMO
11 3 (0.22%) HL7
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.074%) ITGC
13 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 654 (48.12%) Active Directory
2 276 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (14.05%) Hyper-V
4 47 (3.46%) Docker
5 34 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (2.28%) vSphere
7 26 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
8 25 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.10%) XenDesktop
11 14 (1.03%) XenApp
12 9 (0.66%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.59%) FreeRADIUS
13 8 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (0.52%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.29%) Firmware
18 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
18 3 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 138 (10.15%) SCCM
2 84 (6.18%) Terraform
3 70 (5.15%) Ansible
4 45 (3.31%) Kubernetes
4 45 (3.31%) Puppet
5 42 (3.09%) WSUS
6 35 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 32 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (2.13%) SCOM
9 23 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
10 21 (1.55%) FortiGate
10 21 (1.55%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.32%) Nagios
12 17 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
12 17 (1.25%) vCenter Server
13 14 (1.03%) Nessus
14 10 (0.74%) Prometheus
14 10 (0.74%) vRealize
15 9 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 703 (51.73%) Microsoft
2 428 (31.49%) VMware
3 185 (13.61%) Cisco
4 143 (10.52%) Citrix
5 133 (9.79%) Oracle
6 82 (6.03%) EnterpriseDB
7 70 (5.15%) HP
8 53 (3.90%) Veeam
9 36 (2.65%) Dell
9 36 (2.65%) SolarWinds
10 33 (2.43%) McAfee
10 33 (2.43%) Mitel
11 32 (2.35%) EMC
11 32 (2.35%) Google
12 31 (2.28%) Red Hat
13 29 (2.13%) NetApp
14 28 (2.06%) SAP
15 27 (1.99%) Sophos
16 26 (1.91%) Apple
16 26 (1.91%) Symantec