Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,274 2,923 3,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 12.59% 13.59% 13.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.95% 63.25% 60.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,851 2,455 2,708
North of England median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.94% -4.96%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,000
90th Percentile £58,000 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

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 3,924 4,621 5,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.72% 21.48% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,894 3,755 4,418
North of England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £58,400
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 +2 1,278 £35,000 -6.67% 385
Yorkshire 0 851 £36,000 +2.86% 238
North East +5 145 £35,686 +1.96% 61
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 1,166 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 1,148 (50.48%) Active Directory
3 932 (40.99%) Windows Server
4 767 (33.73%) Office 365
5 705 (31.00%) Azure
6 701 (30.83%) VMware
7 559 (24.58%) ITIL
8 526 (23.13%) Linux
9 504 (22.16%) Windows 10
10 441 (19.39%) DNS
11 440 (19.35%) SQL
12 437 (19.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 410 (18.03%) Firewall
14 407 (17.90%) SQL Server
15 392 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 380 (16.71%) Microsoft Office
17 379 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 373 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
19 368 (16.18%) Cisco
20 349 (15.35%) DHCP
21 320 (14.07%) MS Exchange
22 309 (13.59%) PowerShell
22 309 (13.59%) Hyper-V
23 306 (13.46%) AWS
24 301 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
25 300 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
26 299 (13.15%) Windows 7
27 275 (12.09%) LAN
28 272 (11.96%) WAN
29 252 (11.08%) Citrix

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
1 320 (14.07%) MS Exchange
2 176 (7.74%) IIS
3 161 (7.08%) SharePoint
4 96 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (3.39%) Skype for Business
6 64 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (1.63%) Apache
8 32 (1.41%) WebSphere
9 24 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.92%) Confluence
10 21 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
11 19 (0.84%) IBM Notes
12 15 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.53%) nginx
13 12 (0.53%) NServiceBus
14 11 (0.48%) JBoss
15 10 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
17 8 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 380 (16.71%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.13%) CATIA
9 2 (0.088%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.044%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.44%) assyst
3 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.22%) Odoo
4 5 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.088%) Epicor Tropos
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.088%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.088%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.088%) Unica
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.044%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.044%) Q-Pulse
7 1 (0.044%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.044%) Shopify
7 1 (0.044%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 767 (33.73%) Office 365
2 705 (31.00%) Azure
3 306 (13.46%) AWS
4 145 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 74 (3.25%) GCP
6 63 (2.77%) IaaS
7 44 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (1.58%) SaaS
9 33 (1.45%) PaaS
10 17 (0.75%) Azure Stack
10 17 (0.75%) OneDrive
11 16 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
12 13 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.57%) Mimecast
13 12 (0.53%) Serverless
14 11 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.48%) G Suite
15 10 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 441 (19.39%) DNS
2 410 (18.03%) Firewall
3 349 (15.35%) DHCP
4 275 (12.09%) LAN
5 272 (11.96%) WAN
6 214 (9.41%) TCP/IP
7 199 (8.75%) SAN
8 145 (6.38%) VPN
9 123 (5.41%) VoIP
10 121 (5.32%) VLAN
11 112 (4.93%) Wireless
12 97 (4.27%) Internet
13 68 (2.99%) Skype
14 60 (2.64%) Remote Desktop
15 56 (2.46%) Network Security
16 45 (1.98%) NAS
16 45 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
17 39 (1.72%) MPLS
18 30 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
19 27 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.99%) MySQL
3 46 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 35 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 23 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
9 21 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.57%) DB2
14 11 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.40%) MongoDB
16 9 (0.40%) MS Access
16 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 98 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 70 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 65 (2.86%) JIRA
4 40 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 38 (1.67%) Visual Studio
6 36 (1.58%) Subversion
7 33 (1.45%) Selenium
8 28 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 18 (0.79%) Maven
10 16 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (0.66%) SoapUI
12 14 (0.62%) GitLab
12 14 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.53%) Ant
13 12 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (0.48%) JUnit
14 11 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 10 (0.44%) Bugzilla
15 10 (0.44%) Eclipse
General
1 249 (10.95%) Finance
2 108 (4.75%) Public Sector
3 106 (4.66%) Retail
4 92 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 91 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 81 (3.56%) Legal
7 61 (2.68%) Law
8 55 (2.42%) Banking
9 34 (1.50%) Marketing
10 23 (1.01%) Games
11 19 (0.84%) Aerospace
12 12 (0.53%) Fire and Rescue
12 12 (0.53%) Police
13 9 (0.40%) German Language
14 8 (0.35%) Automotive
14 8 (0.35%) Electronics
14 8 (0.35%) Local Government
14 8 (0.35%) Publishing
15 7 (0.31%) Housing Association
16 6 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 412 (18.12%) Analyst
2 348 (15.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 240 (10.55%) Support Engineer
4 225 (9.89%) IT Support
5 194 (8.53%) Developer
6 174 (7.65%) IT Engineer
7 171 (7.52%) Support Analyst
8 127 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 125 (5.50%) Service Analyst
10 121 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
11 108 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 83 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 83 (3.65%) C# Developer
13 81 (3.56%) .NET Developer
13 81 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
14 78 (3.43%) 1st Line Support
14 78 (3.43%) IT Analyst
15 77 (3.39%) Architect
16 75 (3.30%) Administrator
17 74 (3.25%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (9.23%) .NET
2 107 (4.71%) HTML
3 88 (3.87%) Web Services
4 81 (3.56%) CSS
5 80 (3.52%) ASP.NET
6 57 (2.51%) AngularJS
7 56 (2.46%) REST
8 45 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (1.93%) jQuery
10 38 (1.67%) XML
11 37 (1.63%) WPF
12 35 (1.54%) Node.js
13 30 (1.32%) .NET Framework
14 29 (1.28%) HTML5
14 29 (1.28%) SOAP
15 27 (1.19%) WCF
16 25 (1.10%) JSON
16 25 (1.10%) Middleware
17 22 (0.97%) .NET Core
17 22 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 165 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 151 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 94 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 69 (3.03%) Driving Licence
7 46 (2.02%) Clustering
8 43 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 41 (1.80%) User Experience
10 36 (1.58%) Replication
11 28 (1.23%) NHS
12 27 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.19%) PKI
12 27 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (1.10%) iPhone
14 20 (0.88%) CMDB
15 19 (0.84%) Blackberry
15 19 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.84%) Private Cloud
16 18 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 932 (40.99%) Windows Server
2 526 (23.13%) Linux
3 504 (22.16%) Windows 10
4 379 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 301 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 299 (13.15%) Windows 7
7 138 (6.07%) Unix
8 113 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 109 (4.79%) Windows 8
10 72 (3.17%) Android
11 55 (2.42%) Apple iOS
12 45 (1.98%) CentOS
13 37 (1.63%) Windows XP
14 36 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (1.41%) AIX
16 29 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 26 (1.14%) Mac OS
18 21 (0.92%) Ubuntu
19 13 (0.57%) HPUX
20 11 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (24.58%) ITIL
2 437 (19.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 373 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
4 300 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
5 206 (9.06%) DevOps
6 154 (6.77%) Mentoring
7 130 (5.72%) Service Management
8 129 (5.67%) Service Delivery
9 124 (5.45%) Project Delivery
10 122 (5.36%) Migration
11 118 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 111 (4.88%) Change Management
13 103 (4.53%) Test Automation
14 92 (4.05%) Coaching
15 91 (4.00%) Software Engineering
16 84 (3.69%) Scrum
17 80 (3.52%) Project Management
18 78 (3.43%) High Availability
19 75 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
20 73 (3.21%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 440 (19.35%) SQL
2 309 (13.59%) PowerShell
3 169 (7.43%) C#
4 142 (6.24%) Python
5 123 (5.41%) Java
6 116 (5.10%) JavaScript
7 71 (3.12%) Bash Shell
8 49 (2.15%) C++
9 45 (1.98%) T-SQL
10 43 (1.89%) Perl
11 39 (1.72%) VB
12 35 (1.54%) Ruby
13 33 (1.45%) C
14 30 (1.32%) VB.NET
15 24 (1.06%) PHP
16 23 (1.01%) TypeScript
17 21 (0.92%) Shell Script
18 18 (0.79%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.70%) Groovy
20 11 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 250 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (7.08%) Degree
3 124 (5.45%) MCSE
4 118 (5.19%) MCSA
5 106 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (3.91%) CCNA
7 51 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
8 48 (2.11%) MCP
9 39 (1.72%) CCNP
9 39 (1.72%) Security Cleared
10 37 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 30 (1.32%) SC Cleared
12 19 (0.84%) CISSP
12 19 (0.84%) DBS Check
13 18 (0.79%) ISTQB
14 17 (0.75%) IBM WebSphere Certification
15 16 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (0.70%) MCITP
16 15 (0.66%) HND
16 15 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (7.26%) SLA
2 81 (3.56%) QA
3 45 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.88%) GDPR
5 12 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
9 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.18%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.13%) PMO
12 2 (0.088%) COBIT
12 2 (0.088%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.044%) MISRA
13 1 (0.044%) MISRA C
13 1 (0.044%) NIST
System Software
1 1,148 (50.48%) Active Directory
2 392 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (13.59%) Hyper-V
4 121 (5.32%) vSphere
5 107 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 66 (2.90%) Docker
7 65 (2.86%) XenApp
8 55 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
9 43 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 32 (1.41%) Terminal Services
11 25 (1.10%) VMware NSX
12 22 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (0.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 16 (0.70%) XenDesktop
15 13 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.53%) pfSense
17 10 (0.44%) Firmware
17 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (0.35%) BitLocker
18 8 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 235 (10.33%) SCCM
2 104 (4.57%) WSUS
3 78 (3.43%) Ansible
4 71 (3.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 64 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (2.81%) Terraform
6 51 (2.24%) SCOM
7 48 (2.11%) Puppet
8 38 (1.67%) Kubernetes
9 24 (1.06%) Backup Exec
10 21 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
10 21 (0.92%) vCenter Server
11 17 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.62%) AirWatch
14 14 (0.62%) Nessus
15 13 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,166 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 701 (30.83%) VMware
3 368 (16.18%) Cisco
4 252 (11.08%) Citrix
5 120 (5.28%) Oracle
6 113 (4.97%) HP
7 99 (4.35%) Veeam
8 70 (3.08%) Dell
9 65 (2.86%) NetApp
10 64 (2.81%) Red Hat
11 50 (2.20%) Apple
12 49 (2.15%) IBM
12 49 (2.15%) Meraki
13 48 (2.11%) ServiceNow
14 45 (1.98%) SolarWinds
15 36 (1.58%) McAfee
16 34 (1.50%) Google
17 31 (1.36%) Symantec
18 29 (1.28%) EMC
19 26 (1.14%) SAP