Period
to 31 October 2020

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

Microsoft Windows
England > North of England
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 899 2,282 2,920
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 11.86% 12.64% 13.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.01% 58.77% 62.63%
Number of salaries quoted 888 1,941 2,509
Median annual salary £41,500 £37,410 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.93% -0.24% +11.94%
10th Percentile £21,925 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £62,500
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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,498 3,883 4,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 19.76% 21.52% 21.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,294 2,916 3,779
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,300
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 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 31 October 2020.

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 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
North West -5 472 £45,000 +20.00% 163
Yorkshire -2 338 £37,500 - 91
North East +2 89 £40,000 +14.29% 18
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 of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 481 (53.50%) Microsoft
2 386 (42.94%) Active Directory
3 377 (41.94%) Windows Server
4 323 (35.93%) Azure
5 293 (32.59%) Office 365
6 286 (31.81%) VMware
7 234 (26.03%) Linux
8 211 (23.47%) SQL
9 186 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 181 (20.13%) ITIL
11 167 (18.58%) PowerShell
12 166 (18.46%) DNS
13 165 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 164 (18.24%) SQL Server
15 143 (15.91%) Firewall
16 134 (14.91%) Windows 10
17 130 (14.46%) DHCP
18 126 (14.02%) Hyper-V
19 123 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
20 118 (13.13%) DevOps
21 113 (12.57%) WAN
22 112 (12.46%) AWS
23 110 (12.24%) LAN
23 110 (12.24%) Cisco
24 100 (11.12%) Citrix
25 99 (11.01%) Finance
25 99 (11.01%) SCCM
25 99 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
25 99 (11.01%) Windows Server 2016
26 98 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012

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 85 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 74 (8.23%) MS Exchange
3 52 (5.78%) IIS
4 19 (2.11%) Apache
5 16 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.78%) nginx
9 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.22%) Confluence
12 2 (0.22%) DNN
13 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 123 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.11%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.67%) Carpe Diem
2 6 (0.67%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 323 (35.93%) Azure
2 293 (32.59%) Office 365
3 112 (12.46%) AWS
4 74 (8.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (3.89%) OneDrive
6 28 (3.11%) PaaS
7 27 (3.00%) IaaS
8 22 (2.45%) GCP
9 20 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (2.00%) SaaS
11 16 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.67%) Amazon S3
12 15 (1.67%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.89%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.78%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
17 5 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 166 (18.46%) DNS
2 143 (15.91%) Firewall
3 130 (14.46%) DHCP
4 113 (12.57%) WAN
5 110 (12.24%) LAN
6 95 (10.57%) TCP/IP
7 76 (8.45%) SAN
8 55 (6.12%) VPN
9 34 (3.78%) VoIP
10 31 (3.45%) VLAN
11 29 (3.23%) SSL
12 27 (3.00%) Network Security
13 26 (2.89%) Internet
13 26 (2.89%) Wireless
14 23 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
15 20 (2.22%) MPLS
16 18 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (1.78%) Fibre Channel
18 15 (1.67%) iSCSI
18 15 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
3 26 (2.89%) MySQL
3 26 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 20 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.78%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.67%) Power BI
12 5 (0.56%) Big Data
12 5 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (4.45%) Oracle APEX
2 34 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 27 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (1.78%) Subversion
5 14 (1.56%) Bitbucket
5 14 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.11%) JIRA
8 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.67%) GitLab
10 5 (0.56%) Moq
10 5 (0.56%) NUnit
11 4 (0.44%) Gradle
11 4 (0.44%) Maven
12 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.33%) Selenium
13 2 (0.22%) Fiddler
13 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.22%) TestComplete
General
1 99 (11.01%) Finance
2 54 (6.01%) Legal
3 52 (5.78%) Law
4 26 (2.89%) Financial Institution
5 23 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.34%) Games
6 21 (2.34%) Public Sector
7 17 (1.89%) Banking
8 14 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.56%) Retail
9 8 (0.89%) Billing
10 7 (0.78%) Local Government
11 6 (0.67%) Electronics
12 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.44%) Marketing
12 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.33%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 137 (15.24%) Analyst
2 135 (15.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 86 (9.57%) Support Engineer
4 65 (7.23%) IT Support
5 64 (7.12%) IT Engineer
6 60 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
7 53 (5.90%) Support Analyst
8 48 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
9 47 (5.23%) Developer
10 46 (5.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 39 (4.34%) Administrator
11 39 (4.34%) IT Analyst
12 38 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
13 35 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
14 34 (3.78%) IT Support Engineer
15 33 (3.67%) Platform Engineer
16 32 (3.56%) Server Engineer
16 32 (3.56%) Service Analyst
17 30 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
17 30 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.34%) .NET
2 27 (3.00%) HTML
3 25 (2.78%) XML
4 20 (2.22%) CSS
5 19 (2.11%) Web Services
6 17 (1.89%) JSON
7 14 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 14 (1.56%) WPF
8 12 (1.33%) AngularJS
8 12 (1.33%) WCF
9 11 (1.22%) React
9 11 (1.22%) WinForms
10 10 (1.11%) HTML5
10 10 (1.11%) jQuery
11 9 (1.00%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.00%) Node.js
12 8 (0.89%) RESTful
13 6 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (0.67%) LDAP
13 6 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.79%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.89%) PKI
6 24 (2.67%) Driving Licence
7 21 (2.34%) Cyberthreat
7 21 (2.34%) Replication
8 20 (2.22%) Cyberattack
9 18 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.89%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.67%) User Experience
12 13 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.11%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.11%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.11%) Thin Client
14 9 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 377 (41.94%) Windows Server
2 234 (26.03%) Linux
3 134 (14.91%) Windows 10
4 99 (11.01%) Windows Server 2016
5 98 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (6.01%) Windows 7
8 37 (4.12%) Windows Server 2019
9 35 (3.89%) Unix
10 27 (3.00%) Android
11 24 (2.67%) Apple iOS
12 20 (2.22%) Windows 8
13 19 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (1.89%) Solaris
15 16 (1.78%) CentOS
16 12 (1.33%) Debian
17 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (1.00%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.78%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (20.13%) ITIL
2 165 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 118 (13.13%) DevOps
4 99 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
5 84 (9.34%) Change Management
6 80 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 51 (5.67%) Configuration Management
8 51 (5.67%) Project Delivery
9 46 (5.12%) Incident Management
9 46 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 45 (5.01%) Migration
11 44 (4.89%) Information Security
12 39 (4.34%) Computer Science
13 38 (4.23%) Infrastructure as Code
14 34 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (3.67%) IT Strategy
15 33 (3.67%) Project Management
16 29 (3.23%) High Availability
16 29 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 211 (23.47%) SQL
2 167 (18.58%) PowerShell
3 66 (7.34%) Python
4 61 (6.79%) Bash Shell
5 52 (5.78%) C#
6 44 (4.89%) PL/SQL
7 31 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 25 (2.78%) T-SQL
9 24 (2.67%) Perl
10 20 (2.22%) C++
11 15 (1.67%) Java
12 12 (1.33%) Ruby
13 9 (1.00%) PHP
13 9 (1.00%) VB
14 8 (0.89%) C
15 7 (0.78%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.44%) Go
17 3 (0.33%) TypeScript
18 2 (0.22%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 80 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (7.90%) Degree
3 42 (4.67%) MCSE
4 41 (4.56%) MCSA
5 26 (2.89%) MCP
6 23 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (2.56%) Security Cleared
7 21 (2.34%) CCNA
8 20 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (1.89%) RHCE
9 17 (1.89%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.67%) Server+ Certification
11 13 (1.45%) DBS Check
12 10 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.89%) A+ Certification
15 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 7 (0.78%) SSCP
16 6 (0.67%) MCDST
16 6 (0.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.90%) SLA
2 41 (4.56%) GDPR
3 23 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.56%) QA
5 10 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.44%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.11%) NIST
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 386 (42.94%) Active Directory
2 186 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (14.02%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.89%) Docker
5 23 (2.56%) vSphere
6 22 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.22%) XenApp
10 9 (1.00%) KVM
11 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.44%) NFS
12 4 (0.44%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.33%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 99 (11.01%) SCCM
2 52 (5.78%) Puppet
3 48 (5.34%) Terraform
4 43 (4.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 42 (4.67%) Ansible
6 37 (4.12%) Kubernetes
7 29 (3.23%) SCOM
8 28 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (2.34%) WSUS
10 15 (1.67%) Nagios
11 12 (1.33%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.78%) Grafana
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.67%) Nessus
13 6 (0.67%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.56%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.44%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 481 (53.50%) Microsoft
2 286 (31.81%) VMware
3 110 (12.24%) Cisco
4 100 (11.12%) Citrix
5 84 (9.34%) Oracle
6 40 (4.45%) Veeam
7 29 (3.23%) NetApp
8 27 (3.00%) Dell
9 22 (2.45%) Apple
10 20 (2.22%) HP
10 20 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 19 (2.11%) EnterpriseDB
12 18 (2.00%) Sophos
12 18 (2.00%) Splunk
13 17 (1.89%) SolarWinds
14 16 (1.78%) SAP
15 15 (1.67%) SonicWALL
16 13 (1.45%) EMC
17 11 (1.22%) Draytek
18 9 (1.00%) Google