Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,148 2,150 2,781
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 12.01% 13.25% 14.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.05% 63.67% 64.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,183 1,865 2,408
Median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £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 1,944 3,377 4,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.34% 20.81% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,688 2,773 3,522
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,675 £22,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -4 560 £42,500 +13.33% 167
Yorkshire -2 476 £37,500 - 105
North East +3 112 £40,000 +23.08% 26
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 587 (51.13%) Microsoft
2 504 (43.90%) Windows Server
3 498 (43.38%) Active Directory
4 487 (42.42%) Azure
5 382 (33.28%) Office 365
6 373 (32.49%) VMware
7 275 (23.95%) Linux
8 272 (23.69%) SQL
9 243 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 233 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 232 (20.21%) DNS
12 219 (19.08%) Firewall
13 218 (18.99%) SQL Server
14 187 (16.29%) DevOps
15 184 (16.03%) Windows 10
16 183 (15.94%) PowerShell
16 183 (15.94%) AWS
17 181 (15.77%) Hyper-V
18 178 (15.51%) Cisco
19 168 (14.63%) DHCP
20 161 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
21 156 (13.59%) ITIL
22 147 (12.80%) WAN
23 146 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
24 133 (11.59%) LAN
25 127 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
26 126 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
27 115 (10.02%) TCP/IP
28 114 (9.93%) SCCM
29 111 (9.67%) 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 99 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 84 (7.32%) IIS
3 73 (6.36%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.61%) Apache
5 25 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.96%) CMS
8 11 (0.96%) nginx
8 11 (0.96%) WordPress
9 10 (0.87%) EPiServer
9 10 (0.87%) Kentico
9 10 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.70%) Confluence
11 7 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.52%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.44%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 146 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.087%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.087%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.87%) nopCommerce
1 10 (0.87%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.52%) Carpe Diem
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.087%) BambooHR
6 1 (0.087%) BASE24
6 1 (0.087%) Magento
6 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 487 (42.42%) Azure
2 382 (33.28%) Office 365
3 183 (15.94%) AWS
4 83 (7.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (3.92%) IaaS
6 36 (3.14%) OneDrive
6 36 (3.14%) SaaS
7 28 (2.44%) GCP
8 27 (2.35%) PaaS
9 21 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (1.83%) Mimecast
10 18 (1.57%) Power Platform
11 15 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.96%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.70%) G Suite
14 8 (0.70%) GitHub
15 6 (0.52%) NuGet
16 5 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 4 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 232 (20.21%) DNS
2 219 (19.08%) Firewall
3 168 (14.63%) DHCP
4 147 (12.80%) WAN
5 133 (11.59%) LAN
6 115 (10.02%) TCP/IP
7 90 (7.84%) VPN
8 86 (7.49%) SAN
9 65 (5.66%) VLAN
10 58 (5.05%) VoIP
11 43 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (3.48%) Wireless
13 33 (2.87%) Network Security
14 30 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
15 29 (2.53%) SSL
16 27 (2.35%) MPLS
17 26 (2.26%) NAS
18 22 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (1.83%) Internet
19 21 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.48%) MySQL
3 26 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 15 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 9 (0.78%) MariaDB
10 9 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.78%) Power BI
10 9 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.70%) Informix
11 8 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 64 (5.57%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.26%) Oracle APEX
4 23 (2.00%) JIRA
5 22 (1.92%) Bitbucket
6 20 (1.74%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.66%) Subversion
8 18 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.61%) GitLab
11 7 (0.61%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.52%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.52%) YouTrack
13 5 (0.44%) NUnit
14 4 (0.35%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.35%) Gradle
14 4 (0.35%) Maven
14 4 (0.35%) Postman
15 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 106 (9.23%) Finance
2 49 (4.27%) Law
3 46 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.75%) Legal
5 32 (2.79%) Public Sector
6 21 (1.83%) Games
7 20 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.66%) Retail
9 16 (1.39%) Marketing
10 14 (1.22%) Electronics
10 14 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.05%) Automotive
11 12 (1.05%) Banking
12 10 (0.87%) Back Office
13 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.35%) Advertising
15 2 (0.17%) Billing
15 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
16 1 (0.087%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 191 (16.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 131 (11.41%) Analyst
3 115 (10.02%) Support Engineer
4 106 (9.23%) Azure Engineer
5 101 (8.80%) IT Engineer
5 101 (8.80%) IT Support
6 68 (5.92%) Platform Engineer
7 62 (5.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 61 (5.31%) Developer
9 58 (5.05%) Support Analyst
10 51 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
11 48 (4.18%) Administrator
12 44 (3.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 44 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
12 44 (3.83%) IT Support Engineer
13 40 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
14 36 (3.14%) IT Analyst
14 36 (3.14%) IT Manager
14 36 (3.14%) Network Engineer
15 35 (3.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (6.97%) .NET
2 51 (4.44%) Web Services
3 35 (3.05%) HTML
4 34 (2.96%) CSS
5 27 (2.35%) ASP.NET
6 25 (2.18%) .NET Framework
7 23 (2.00%) XML
8 19 (1.66%) JSON
8 19 (1.66%) WinForms
9 17 (1.48%) React
10 14 (1.22%) WPF
11 13 (1.13%) HTML5
11 13 (1.13%) jQuery
12 11 (0.96%) Entity Framework
12 11 (0.96%) LDAP
12 11 (0.96%) REST
12 11 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (0.96%) WCF
13 10 (0.87%) Middleware
13 10 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.05%) Data Centre
2 58 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (2.61%) Driving Licence
5 28 (2.44%) Replication
6 23 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 21 (1.83%) Cyberattack
8 21 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
8 21 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (1.74%) PKI
9 20 (1.74%) User Experience
10 19 (1.66%) Clustering
11 18 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 17 (1.48%) NHS
13 12 (1.05%) Life Science
14 11 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (0.96%) Smartphone
15 10 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 504 (43.90%) Windows Server
2 275 (23.95%) Linux
3 184 (16.03%) Windows 10
4 127 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 126 (10.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 77 (6.71%) Windows 7
7 64 (5.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 55 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (4.01%) Unix
10 27 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.83%) CentOS
12 20 (1.74%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.48%) Android
14 16 (1.39%) Solaris
15 14 (1.22%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.05%) Debian
17 8 (0.70%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.61%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
19 6 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 187 (16.29%) DevOps
3 161 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
4 156 (13.59%) ITIL
5 92 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 91 (7.93%) Migration
7 82 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (7.06%) Infrastructure as Code
9 78 (6.79%) Change Management
10 76 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (5.66%) Configuration Management
12 61 (5.31%) Data Security
12 61 (5.31%) Project Delivery
13 58 (5.05%) Information Security
14 55 (4.79%) Project Management
15 45 (3.92%) High Availability
16 42 (3.66%) E-Commerce
17 40 (3.48%) Incident Management
18 39 (3.40%) Computer Science
19 37 (3.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 272 (23.69%) SQL
2 183 (15.94%) PowerShell
3 79 (6.88%) C#
4 66 (5.75%) Python
5 59 (5.14%) Bash Shell
6 37 (3.22%) JavaScript
7 33 (2.87%) T-SQL
8 28 (2.44%) PL/SQL
9 25 (2.18%) Perl
10 22 (1.92%) Java
11 18 (1.57%) PHP
12 16 (1.39%) C++
13 15 (1.31%) C
14 11 (0.96%) VB
15 10 (0.87%) Ruby
16 9 (0.78%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.70%) Go
18 4 (0.35%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.35%) VC++
19 2 (0.17%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 76 (6.62%) Degree
2 68 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (3.40%) Security Cleared
5 34 (2.96%) MCSE
6 29 (2.53%) CCNA
7 28 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 26 (2.26%) MCSA
9 20 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.39%) CCNP
11 15 (1.31%) DBS Check
11 15 (1.31%) MCP
12 13 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (1.13%) RHCE
13 11 (0.96%) MCITP
14 10 (0.87%) SSCP
14 10 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.78%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 8 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (7.40%) SLA
2 30 (2.61%) GDPR
3 23 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.66%) QA
5 17 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (0.87%) WAI
9 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.44%) PMO
10 4 (0.35%) OpenSCAP
11 2 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.17%) HL7
11 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.087%) NIST
System Software
1 498 (43.38%) Active Directory
2 243 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (15.77%) Hyper-V
4 47 (4.09%) Docker
5 33 (2.87%) Virtual Servers
5 33 (2.87%) vSphere
6 17 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.78%) XenApp
9 7 (0.61%) KVM
10 6 (0.52%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.44%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.44%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.35%) Xen
13 3 (0.26%) Firmware
13 3 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.26%) NFS
13 3 (0.26%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 114 (9.93%) SCCM
2 69 (6.01%) Terraform
3 53 (4.62%) Ansible
4 50 (4.36%) Puppet
5 43 (3.75%) Kubernetes
6 36 (3.14%) SCOM
6 36 (3.14%) WSUS
7 34 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
7 34 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.22%) Nagios
9 12 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (1.05%) vCenter Server
10 11 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.78%) FortiGate
11 9 (0.78%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.70%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.61%) PaperCut
13 7 (0.61%) SmoothWall
14 6 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.52%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 587 (51.13%) Microsoft
2 373 (32.49%) VMware
3 178 (15.51%) Cisco
4 111 (9.67%) Oracle
5 106 (9.23%) Citrix
6 60 (5.23%) Veeam
7 48 (4.18%) EnterpriseDB
8 38 (3.31%) Dell
9 35 (3.05%) HP
9 35 (3.05%) NetApp
10 30 (2.61%) SolarWinds
11 28 (2.44%) SonicWALL
12 27 (2.35%) Mitel
12 27 (2.35%) Sophos
13 24 (2.09%) Red Hat
14 23 (2.00%) EMC
15 21 (1.83%) SAP
16 20 (1.74%) Apple
16 20 (1.74%) Google
17 17 (1.48%) Splunk