Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,982 1,129 3,926
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.94% 13.89% 15.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.20% 57.28% 60.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,508 912 3,261
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £29,938 £30,000 £27,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +13.33% -3.85%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%

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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,797 1,971 6,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.96% 24.25% 25.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,598 1,628 5,451
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,625 £33,938 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.09% +8.24% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the South East

Windows
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the South East.

Salary trend for Windows in the South East

Windows
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in the South East

Windows
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
Thames Valley -5 789 £45,000 - 205
Hampshire -19 488 £42,500 +12.43% 118
Surrey 0 365 £39,500 -12.22% 72
Berkshire -6 302 £50,000 +2.56% 102
Buckinghamshire +2 297 £42,500 -8.11% 57
Oxfordshire -5 190 £42,500 -3.41% 46
West Sussex +1 123 £31,840 -28.04% 41
East Sussex -9 113 £47,500 +46.15% 29
Kent -12 74 £37,500 - 63
Middlesex - 3 £39,000 - 2
Sussex - 3 £50,000 - 2
Home Counties - 1 £44,000 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 908 (45.81%) Microsoft
2 830 (41.88%) Azure
3 808 (40.77%) Active Directory
4 750 (37.84%) Microsoft 365
5 730 (36.83%) Windows Server
6 547 (27.60%) Linux
7 530 (26.74%) VMware
8 522 (26.34%) Social Skills
9 438 (22.10%) Windows 10
10 358 (18.06%) SQL
11 356 (17.96%) SQL Server
12 355 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
13 348 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 320 (16.15%) AWS
15 318 (16.04%) ITIL
16 317 (15.99%) Firewall
17 315 (15.89%) DevOps
18 305 (15.39%) PowerShell
19 299 (15.09%) C#
20 295 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
21 261 (13.17%) Degree
22 238 (12.01%) DNS
23 216 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 206 (10.39%) Hyper-V
25 202 (10.19%) VPN
26 199 (10.04%) .NET
26 199 (10.04%) Microsoft Office
27 196 (9.89%) Cisco
27 196 (9.89%) Finance
28 191 (9.64%) Security Cleared

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 187 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 157 (7.92%) MS Exchange
3 106 (5.35%) IIS
4 52 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (1.56%) Confluence
6 26 (1.31%) Apache
7 23 (1.16%) CMS
8 18 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (0.81%) nginx
9 16 (0.81%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (0.66%) WordPress
12 12 (0.61%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.55%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.40%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.35%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.35%) Kentico
16 6 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.30%) LiveCycle
16 6 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 199 (10.04%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.30%) MicroStation
5 6 (0.30%) Revit
6 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.10%) Campfire
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) Figma
8 1 (0.050%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 25 (1.26%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.55%) Sage 200
3 6 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.10%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.050%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 830 (41.88%) Azure
2 750 (37.84%) Microsoft 365
3 320 (16.15%) AWS
4 174 (8.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 108 (5.45%) IaaS
6 100 (5.05%) PaaS
7 79 (3.99%) SaaS
8 70 (3.53%) Serverless
9 48 (2.42%) OneDrive
10 46 (2.32%) Power Platform
11 40 (2.02%) GCP
12 33 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (1.61%) Azure Sentinel
13 32 (1.61%) Mimecast
14 31 (1.56%) Amazon S3
15 25 (1.26%) Power Automate
16 21 (1.06%) GitHub
17 20 (1.01%) PowerApps
17 20 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 317 (15.99%) Firewall
2 238 (12.01%) DNS
3 202 (10.19%) VPN
4 180 (9.08%) DHCP
5 170 (8.58%) TCP/IP
6 133 (6.71%) LAN
6 133 (6.71%) WAN
7 81 (4.09%) SAN
8 61 (3.08%) Internet
9 59 (2.98%) VoIP
10 57 (2.88%) VLAN
11 53 (2.67%) Network Security
12 50 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (1.97%) Wireless
14 38 (1.92%) SSL
15 27 (1.36%) MPLS
16 25 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
17 24 (1.21%) HTTP
17 24 (1.21%) Unified Communications
18 23 (1.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.93%) MySQL
3 46 (2.32%) NoSQL
4 36 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.56%) Redis
5 31 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.31%) Power BI
8 22 (1.11%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.55%) Big Data
15 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2019
18 7 (0.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 155 (7.82%) Git (software)
2 68 (3.43%) JIRA
3 66 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 50 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 34 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (1.21%) TeamCity
7 23 (1.16%) Subversion
8 22 (1.11%) Gradle
9 20 (1.01%) CruiseControl
10 19 (0.96%) Bugzilla
10 19 (0.96%) Gemini Tracker
10 19 (0.96%) Hudson
10 19 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 17 (0.86%) Bitbucket
12 15 (0.76%) GitLab
13 14 (0.71%) Android Studio
14 13 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.55%) NUnit
15 11 (0.55%) Xcode
16 10 (0.50%) JUnit
General
1 522 (26.34%) Social Skills
2 196 (9.89%) Finance
3 184 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (4.84%) Organisational Skills
5 81 (4.09%) Retail
6 70 (3.53%) Presentation Skills
7 68 (3.43%) Public Sector
8 59 (2.98%) Telecoms
9 51 (2.57%) Marketing
10 44 (2.22%) Legal
11 29 (1.46%) Banking
12 27 (1.36%) Electronics
13 24 (1.21%) Automotive
13 24 (1.21%) Law
14 23 (1.16%) Manufacturing
15 22 (1.11%) Back Office
15 22 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.96%) Digital Economy
17 16 (0.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 15 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 248 (12.51%) Support Engineer
2 246 (12.41%) Analyst
3 218 (11.00%) Developer
4 166 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 166 (8.38%) IT Support
5 139 (7.01%) IT Engineer
6 134 (6.76%) Support Analyst
7 111 (5.60%) Architect
8 101 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 87 (4.39%) Service Analyst
10 85 (4.29%) Administrator
11 83 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
11 83 (4.19%) Software Engineer
11 83 (4.19%) Technical Support
12 78 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
13 71 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
13 71 (3.58%) Consultant
14 68 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
15 66 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 65 (3.28%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (10.04%) .NET
2 122 (6.16%) HTML
3 116 (5.85%) AngularJS
4 91 (4.59%) REST
5 83 (4.19%) CSS
6 81 (4.09%) ASP.NET
7 68 (3.43%) React
8 64 (3.23%) Web Services
9 57 (2.88%) .NET Core
10 52 (2.62%) Node.js
11 51 (2.57%) HTML5
12 47 (2.37%) JSON
12 47 (2.37%) WPF
13 45 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
14 36 (1.82%) XML
15 33 (1.66%) .NET Framework
16 32 (1.61%) Java EE
17 29 (1.46%) RxJS
18 28 (1.41%) jQuery
19 26 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 170 (8.58%) Data Centre
2 98 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
3 90 (4.54%) Public Cloud
4 69 (3.48%) Driving Licence
5 46 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
6 37 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 36 (1.82%) User Experience
8 33 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
8 33 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.66%) Replication
9 30 (1.51%) Robotics
10 27 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (1.31%) Clustering
12 24 (1.21%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.11%) Algorithms
13 22 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.01%) Smartphone
15 18 (0.91%) EPoS
15 18 (0.91%) PKI
16 15 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 730 (36.83%) Windows Server
2 547 (27.60%) Linux
3 438 (22.10%) Windows 10
4 186 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (7.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 118 (5.95%) Windows Server 2019
7 110 (5.55%) Windows 7
8 102 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 101 (5.10%) Android
10 72 (3.63%) Apple iOS
11 61 (3.08%) Unix
12 51 (2.57%) Mac OS
13 36 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 35 (1.77%) Ubuntu
15 30 (1.51%) Windows 8
16 19 (0.96%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.91%) VMS
18 16 (0.81%) Solaris
19 15 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
20 9 (0.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (16.04%) ITIL
3 315 (15.89%) DevOps
4 295 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
5 216 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 160 (8.07%) Computer Science
7 134 (6.76%) Cybersecurity
8 132 (6.66%) Software Engineering
9 120 (6.05%) Project Management
10 117 (5.90%) Analytics
11 108 (5.45%) Scrum
12 106 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 106 (5.35%) Time Management
13 102 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
14 94 (4.74%) Presales
15 88 (4.44%) Mentoring
16 86 (4.34%) Test Automation
17 77 (3.88%) Information Security
18 76 (3.83%) Migration
18 76 (3.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 358 (18.06%) SQL
2 305 (15.39%) PowerShell
3 299 (15.09%) C#
4 179 (9.03%) JavaScript
5 163 (8.22%) Python
6 139 (7.01%) Java
7 118 (5.95%) C++
8 56 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 51 (2.57%) T-SQL
10 45 (2.27%) C
11 42 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 41 (2.07%) Perl
13 31 (1.56%) Ruby
14 29 (1.46%) VB
15 26 (1.31%) PHP
16 22 (1.11%) Gremlin
17 21 (1.06%) XAML
18 19 (0.96%) Kotlin
18 19 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.91%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 261 (13.17%) Degree
2 191 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 155 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 104 (5.25%) SC Cleared
6 68 (3.43%) MCSE
7 57 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (1.97%) CCNA
9 38 (1.92%) DBS Check
10 33 (1.66%) A+ Certification
11 32 (1.61%) Master's Degree
12 28 (1.41%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.41%) MCP
13 26 (1.31%) MCSA
14 23 (1.16%) SANS
15 21 (1.06%) CISSP
16 18 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.76%) GCFA
17 15 (0.76%) GCIA
17 15 (0.76%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (8.43%) SLA
2 64 (3.23%) QA
3 46 (2.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 45 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (2.07%) GDPR
6 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.40%) COBIT
7 8 (0.40%) NIST
7 8 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.35%) Accessibility
8 7 (0.35%) PMO
9 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.050%) GRC
13 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.050%) NCSC
System Software
1 808 (40.77%) Active Directory
2 348 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 72 (3.63%) Docker
5 64 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
6 54 (2.72%) vSphere
7 34 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 30 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (1.46%) XenApp
11 21 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (0.71%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.61%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.50%) Firmware
14 10 (0.50%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.25%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.20%) KVM
17 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 163 (8.22%) Microsoft Intune
1 163 (8.22%) SCCM
2 125 (6.31%) Ansible
3 108 (5.45%) Terraform
4 81 (4.09%) Kubernetes
5 54 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
7 29 (1.46%) Puppet
8 26 (1.31%) Jamf Pro
9 23 (1.16%) WSUS
10 16 (0.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 16 (0.81%) SCOM
11 15 (0.76%) Grafana
12 12 (0.61%) Backup Exec
12 12 (0.61%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.50%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
15 8 (0.40%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 908 (45.81%) Microsoft
2 530 (26.74%) VMware
3 196 (9.89%) Cisco
4 171 (8.63%) Citrix
5 109 (5.50%) Oracle
6 63 (3.18%) Meraki
7 58 (2.93%) Veeam
8 49 (2.47%) Google
9 47 (2.37%) Apple
10 44 (2.22%) Sophos
11 43 (2.17%) ServiceNow
11 43 (2.17%) Splunk
12 41 (2.07%) HP
13 36 (1.82%) SAP
14 33 (1.66%) NetApp
15 32 (1.61%) Dell
16 28 (1.41%) Palo Alto
17 24 (1.21%) Red Hat
18 22 (1.11%) Adobe
19 20 (1.01%) Juniper