Period
to 6 June 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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > North of England
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,419 2,513 2,885
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 12.36% 13.22% 12.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.15% 60.63% 59.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,250 2,101 2,547
Median annual salary £41,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.28% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £60,100
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 2,212 4,145 4,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 19.27% 21.80% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,833 3,039 3,998
Median annual salary £43,674 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.19% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 6 June 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 6 June 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 -2 735 £42,500 +13.33% 85
Yorkshire 0 552 £42,500 +19.72% 52
North East +1 132 £33,000 -5.71% 23
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 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.

1 676 (47.64%) Microsoft
2 614 (43.27%) Windows Server
3 599 (42.21%) Active Directory
4 464 (32.70%) Azure
5 431 (30.37%) Office 365
6 376 (26.50%) VMware
7 331 (23.33%) Linux
8 309 (21.78%) ITIL
9 303 (21.35%) SQL Server
10 295 (20.79%) SQL
11 293 (20.65%) Windows 10
12 274 (19.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 229 (16.14%) PowerShell
14 219 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
14 219 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 214 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
16 205 (14.45%) Microsoft Office
17 202 (14.24%) AWS
18 193 (13.60%) DNS
18 193 (13.60%) Firewall
19 191 (13.46%) DevOps
20 190 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
21 177 (12.47%) Finance
22 160 (11.28%) SCCM
23 155 (10.92%) Cisco
23 155 (10.92%) MS Exchange
24 152 (10.71%) Citrix
25 150 (10.57%) Hyper-V
26 149 (10.50%) Windows Server 2016
27 145 (10.22%) Degree

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
1 155 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 125 (8.81%) IIS
3 93 (6.55%) SharePoint
4 39 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (2.18%) Apache
5 31 (2.18%) Skype for Business
6 29 (2.04%) Confluence
6 29 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.49%) Drupal
11 7 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.28%) nginx
13 4 (0.28%) SilverStripe
13 4 (0.28%) WordPress
14 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 205 (14.45%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.070%) Figma
6 1 (0.070%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.56%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.42%) Carpe Diem
5 5 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.28%) Infor M3
6 4 (0.28%) Magento
7 1 (0.070%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.070%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.070%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.070%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 464 (32.70%) Azure
2 431 (30.37%) Office 365
3 202 (14.24%) AWS
4 51 (3.59%) IaaS
5 49 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (2.75%) PaaS
7 37 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 36 (2.54%) Power Platform
9 34 (2.40%) SaaS
10 33 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (2.11%) GCP
13 29 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
14 28 (1.97%) Amazon S3
15 23 (1.62%) GitHub
16 21 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
16 21 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (1.27%) Serverless
18 17 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
18 17 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 193 (13.60%) DNS
1 193 (13.60%) Firewall
2 144 (10.15%) DHCP
3 139 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 107 (7.54%) LAN
5 99 (6.98%) WAN
6 85 (5.99%) VPN
7 80 (5.64%) Internet
8 78 (5.50%) SAN
9 63 (4.44%) VoIP
10 48 (3.38%) Wireless
11 46 (3.24%) VLAN
12 42 (2.96%) Network Security
12 42 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (1.90%) Skype
14 25 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
14 25 (1.76%) SSL
15 22 (1.55%) NetScaler
16 21 (1.48%) HTTP
16 21 (1.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.52%) MySQL
3 47 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
4 42 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 40 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.54%) Power BI
7 35 (2.47%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.04%) MongoDB
9 20 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 18 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (0.92%) Redis
13 13 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 71 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 54 (3.81%) JIRA
3 45 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 40 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 36 (2.54%) TeamCity
6 30 (2.11%) Bitbucket
7 29 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
9 16 (1.13%) Eclipse
9 16 (1.13%) GCC
10 15 (1.06%) Subversion
10 15 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (0.78%) GitLab
12 8 (0.56%) Moq
13 7 (0.49%) Maven
13 7 (0.49%) MSI
14 6 (0.42%) MSTest
14 6 (0.42%) SonarQube
15 5 (0.35%) Sikuli
15 5 (0.35%) TestComplete
General
1 177 (12.47%) Finance
2 66 (4.65%) Law
3 54 (3.81%) Legal
4 40 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 30 (2.11%) Public Sector
5 30 (2.11%) Retail
6 24 (1.69%) Games
7 20 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.27%) Local Government
8 18 (1.27%) Marketing
9 16 (1.13%) Banking
10 11 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.56%) Publishing
12 7 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.28%) Billing
14 3 (0.21%) Electronics
15 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.14%) Front Office
15 2 (0.14%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.14%) Police
Job Titles
1 222 (15.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 207 (14.59%) Analyst
3 110 (7.75%) Support Engineer
4 104 (7.33%) IT Support
5 101 (7.12%) Developer
6 83 (5.85%) IT Engineer
7 75 (5.29%) Support Analyst
8 65 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 65 (4.58%) Administrator
9 63 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 56 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
11 55 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 54 (3.81%) Applications Support
13 51 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
13 51 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
14 49 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 48 (3.38%) IT Technician
16 43 (3.03%) Service Analyst
17 42 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
17 42 (2.96%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (7.54%) .NET
2 51 (3.59%) HTML
3 38 (2.68%) CSS
4 34 (2.40%) Web Services
5 32 (2.26%) AngularJS
6 30 (2.11%) jQuery
7 26 (1.83%) ASP.NET
8 25 (1.76%) .NET Framework
9 20 (1.41%) XML
10 18 (1.27%) Node.js
11 17 (1.20%) WinForms
12 15 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (0.99%) REST
14 13 (0.92%) LDAP
15 12 (0.85%) HTML5
15 12 (0.85%) WCF
16 11 (0.78%) CSS3
17 10 (0.70%) SOAP
17 10 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 9 (0.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 136 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.72%) Data Centre
3 65 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.18%) Clustering
6 28 (1.97%) Driving Licence
7 23 (1.62%) User Experience
8 20 (1.41%) Replication
9 18 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 18 (1.27%) PKI
10 17 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.13%) Internet of Things
12 14 (0.99%) Life Science
12 14 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.85%) Fat Client
13 12 (0.85%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.78%) Blackberry
14 11 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.63%) NHS
15 9 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 614 (43.27%) Windows Server
2 331 (23.33%) Linux
3 293 (20.65%) Windows 10
4 214 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (10.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 125 (8.81%) Windows 7
7 119 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (3.95%) Unix
8 56 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 42 (2.96%) Windows Server 2019
10 41 (2.89%) Apple iOS
11 35 (2.47%) Android
12 32 (2.26%) Mac OS
13 21 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.99%) CentOS
16 10 (0.70%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.70%) Solaris
16 10 (0.70%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (21.78%) ITIL
2 274 (19.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 219 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (13.46%) DevOps
5 190 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
6 77 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 74 (5.21%) Change Management
7 74 (5.21%) Computer Science
8 73 (5.14%) Scrum
9 72 (5.07%) Project Management
10 70 (4.93%) Mentoring
11 68 (4.79%) Migration
12 67 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (4.37%) Service Management
14 61 (4.30%) Service Delivery
14 61 (4.30%) Software Engineering
15 57 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
15 57 (4.02%) Project Delivery
16 54 (3.81%) Release Management
17 53 (3.74%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 295 (20.79%) SQL
2 229 (16.14%) PowerShell
3 121 (8.53%) C#
4 104 (7.33%) Python
5 71 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 54 (3.81%) T-SQL
7 50 (3.52%) Java
7 50 (3.52%) JavaScript
8 46 (3.24%) C
9 43 (3.03%) C++
10 40 (2.82%) PL/SQL
11 27 (1.90%) Ruby
12 24 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.34%) Embedded C
14 14 (0.99%) PHP
15 13 (0.92%) Perl
16 11 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.78%) VBScript
17 8 (0.56%) COBOL
17 8 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 145 (10.22%) Degree
2 123 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (5.43%) MCSE
4 61 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (4.16%) CCNA
6 44 (3.10%) MCSA
7 43 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
8 41 (2.89%) MCP
9 39 (2.75%) Security Cleared
10 28 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
11 25 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.55%) SC Cleared
13 21 (1.48%) DBS Check
14 19 (1.34%) CCNP
15 16 (1.13%) CISSP
15 16 (1.13%) RHCE
16 12 (0.85%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.78%) ISTQB
18 8 (0.56%) CISM
18 8 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (8.39%) SLA
2 54 (3.81%) GDPR
3 38 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.83%) QA
5 9 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.56%) HL7
7 4 (0.28%) NIST
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.070%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.070%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 599 (42.21%) Active Directory
2 219 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (10.57%) Hyper-V
4 76 (5.36%) Docker
5 54 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (3.59%) XenApp
7 37 (2.61%) vSphere
8 32 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (2.04%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 19 (1.34%) Firmware
12 18 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.56%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.49%) vCloud
17 4 (0.28%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.28%) Terminal Services
18 3 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 160 (11.28%) SCCM
2 83 (5.85%) Puppet
3 76 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 70 (4.93%) Ansible
5 62 (4.37%) Terraform
6 53 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
7 38 (2.68%) Kubernetes
8 30 (2.11%) WSUS
9 18 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 18 (1.27%) SCOM
10 15 (1.06%) SCVMM
11 14 (0.99%) Nagios
12 11 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.63%) SCOrch
14 8 (0.56%) Backup Exec
14 8 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (0.56%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.56%) Kibana
14 8 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 676 (47.64%) Microsoft
2 376 (26.50%) VMware
3 155 (10.92%) Cisco
4 152 (10.71%) Citrix
5 85 (5.99%) Oracle
6 45 (3.17%) HP
7 39 (2.75%) IBM
7 39 (2.75%) ServiceNow
7 39 (2.75%) Veeam
8 29 (2.04%) Apple
9 25 (1.76%) Fortinet
10 24 (1.69%) iManage
10 24 (1.69%) NetApp
11 23 (1.62%) Dell
12 19 (1.34%) Google
12 19 (1.34%) Red Hat
12 19 (1.34%) SAP
12 19 (1.34%) Splunk
13 17 (1.20%) CheckPoint
13 17 (1.20%) EMC