Period
to 14 October 2019

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

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3,936 4,288 4,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.44% 14.83% 16.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.40% 59.31% 61.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3,234 3,585 4,255
South East median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,850 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,000
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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 6,517 7,230 7,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.56% 25.01% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,376 5,945 6,858
South East median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in the South East.

Salary trend for Windows in the South East

Windows
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the South East over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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 14 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
Thames Valley -2 1,160 £38,000 -5.00% 346
Hampshire 0 1,092 £35,000 -6.67% 177
Surrey +5 796 £40,000 +6.67% 158
Berkshire -11 577 £41,500 -2.35% 171
West Sussex +10 494 £45,000 +12.50% 79
Buckinghamshire 0 296 £32,500 -13.33% 84
Oxfordshire +15 287 £36,000 +2.86% 91
Kent +7 233 £32,500 -13.33% 78
East Sussex +13 142 £40,000 - 36
Middlesex -5 7 £37,500 -25.00%
Sussex - 6 £75,000 -
Home Counties -3 1 £60,000 +41.18%
Isle of Wight -6 1 - - 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 14 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows.

1 1,738 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 1,520 (38.62%) Active Directory
3 1,450 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 1,026 (26.07%) Office 365
5 998 (25.36%) VMware
6 929 (23.60%) Azure
7 913 (23.20%) Linux
8 862 (21.90%) SQL
9 858 (21.80%) ITIL
10 850 (21.60%) Windows 10
11 695 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 690 (17.53%) Windows 7
13 682 (17.33%) SQL Server
14 574 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
15 562 (14.28%) C#
16 556 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
17 551 (14.00%) Citrix
18 550 (13.97%) Firewall
19 549 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
20 536 (13.62%) Cisco
21 492 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
22 485 (12.32%) DNS
23 478 (12.14%) MS Exchange
24 477 (12.12%) Hyper-V
25 472 (11.99%) Degree
26 463 (11.76%) PowerShell
27 460 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
28 453 (11.51%) AWS
29 423 (10.75%) TCP/IP
30 420 (10.67%) SLA

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
1 478 (12.14%) MS Exchange
2 235 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 222 (5.64%) IIS
4 131 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 121 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 104 (2.64%) Skype for Business
7 46 (1.17%) Apache
8 41 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 34 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
10 32 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (0.79%) Confluence
12 23 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.36%) CMS
14 14 (0.36%) nginx
15 13 (0.33%) JBoss
15 13 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.25%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.25%) IBM Notes
16 10 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 574 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.18%) Simulink
7 3 (0.076%) Maya
7 3 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.076%) Steinberg Cubase
8 2 (0.051%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.28%) Maximo
3 10 (0.25%) Elite 3E
3 10 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
5 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.13%) Sage 200
7 5 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.13%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.10%) assyst
8 4 (0.10%) CA PPM
8 4 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.076%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.076%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1,026 (26.07%) Office 365
2 929 (23.60%) Azure
3 453 (11.51%) AWS
4 118 (3.00%) SaaS
5 112 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 107 (2.72%) IaaS
7 83 (2.11%) PaaS
8 79 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
9 62 (1.58%) Power Platform
10 61 (1.55%) GCP
11 46 (1.17%) OneDrive
12 27 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
13 23 (0.58%) GitHub
14 21 (0.53%) PowerApps
15 20 (0.51%) G Suite
15 20 (0.51%) Serverless
16 19 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 16 (0.41%) OpenShift
19 15 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 550 (13.97%) Firewall
2 485 (12.32%) DNS
3 423 (10.75%) TCP/IP
4 401 (10.19%) DHCP
5 298 (7.57%) WAN
6 286 (7.27%) LAN
7 208 (5.28%) VPN
8 199 (5.06%) SAN
9 152 (3.86%) VoIP
10 144 (3.66%) Internet
11 113 (2.87%) VLAN
12 111 (2.82%) Network Security
13 101 (2.57%) Skype
14 98 (2.49%) Wireless
15 79 (2.01%) NAS
16 75 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
17 46 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
18 42 (1.07%) SMTP
19 40 (1.02%) IP Telephony
20 36 (0.91%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 682 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 112 (2.85%) Relational Database
3 88 (2.24%) MySQL
4 71 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 47 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 44 (1.12%) Power BI
9 42 (1.07%) RDBMS
10 40 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 38 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 36 (0.91%) Big Data
13 28 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
14 27 (0.69%) NoSQL
15 26 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
16 25 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
17 22 (0.56%) MongoDB
18 20 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 218 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 136 (3.46%) Visual Studio
3 92 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 88 (2.24%) JIRA
5 82 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 68 (1.73%) Subversion
7 39 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
8 38 (0.97%) WiX
9 33 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 30 (0.76%) Selenium
11 27 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (0.66%) MSI
13 24 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
14 23 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 21 (0.53%) AdminStudio
15 21 (0.53%) InstallShield
15 21 (0.53%) JUnit
16 20 (0.51%) Bitbucket
17 19 (0.48%) Bugzilla
18 17 (0.43%) CruiseControl
General
1 323 (8.21%) Finance
2 123 (3.13%) Retail
3 90 (2.29%) Law
4 75 (1.91%) Legal
5 67 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 61 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 59 (1.50%) Public Sector
8 49 (1.24%) Marketing
9 42 (1.07%) Back Office
10 39 (0.99%) Advertising
11 36 (0.91%) Electronics
12 31 (0.79%) Aerospace
13 30 (0.76%) Banking
14 24 (0.61%) Games
15 17 (0.43%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.36%) Automotive
17 13 (0.33%) Online Betting
18 11 (0.28%) Military
19 9 (0.23%) German Language
20 8 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 691 (17.56%) Analyst
2 584 (14.84%) Support Engineer
3 439 (11.15%) IT Support
4 353 (8.97%) IT Engineer
5 351 (8.92%) Developer
6 296 (7.52%) Support Analyst
7 289 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 271 (6.89%) Software Engineer
9 250 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 241 (6.12%) Service Analyst
11 233 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
12 210 (5.34%) IT Analyst
12 210 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
13 179 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 163 (4.14%) Consultant
15 162 (4.12%) Administrator
16 151 (3.84%) Windows Engineer
17 146 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 140 (3.56%) Software Developer
19 139 (3.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (10.16%) .NET
2 166 (4.22%) HTML
3 142 (3.61%) AngularJS
3 142 (3.61%) Web Services
4 138 (3.51%) ASP.NET
5 126 (3.20%) CSS
5 126 (3.20%) XML
6 119 (3.02%) WCF
7 118 (3.00%) .NET Framework
8 88 (2.24%) jQuery
8 88 (2.24%) WPF
9 86 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 79 (2.01%) JSON
11 76 (1.93%) React
12 58 (1.47%) Ajax
12 58 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (1.45%) Node.js
14 55 (1.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 54 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
16 49 (1.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 286 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 276 (7.01%) Data Centre
3 219 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 179 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (2.77%) Driving Licence
6 95 (2.41%) Clustering
7 87 (2.21%) Replication
8 75 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
9 68 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
10 62 (1.58%) Public Cloud
11 54 (1.37%) Algorithms
12 53 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 40 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
14 37 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 34 (0.86%) iPhone
16 33 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 33 (0.84%) User Experience
17 32 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
18 30 (0.76%) Smartphone
19 29 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,450 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 913 (23.20%) Linux
3 850 (21.60%) Windows 10
4 690 (17.53%) Windows 7
5 549 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 413 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 250 (6.35%) Unix
8 146 (3.71%) Windows 8
9 113 (2.87%) Android
10 84 (2.13%) Apple iOS
11 58 (1.47%) Mac OS
12 55 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 53 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 52 (1.32%) Windows XP
15 45 (1.14%) Solaris
16 32 (0.81%) Mac OS X
16 32 (0.81%) Ubuntu
17 31 (0.79%) Windows 2000
18 28 (0.71%) CentOS
19 24 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 858 (21.80%) ITIL
2 556 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
3 492 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 411 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 342 (8.69%) Software Engineering
6 317 (8.05%) DevOps
7 241 (6.12%) Information Security
8 219 (5.56%) Computer Science
9 215 (5.46%) Mentoring
10 181 (4.60%) Configuration Management
11 173 (4.40%) Unit Testing
12 164 (4.17%) Incident Management
13 154 (3.91%) Migration
14 152 (3.86%) Service Management
15 139 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 136 (3.46%) SDLC
17 127 (3.23%) Scrum
18 125 (3.18%) Service Delivery
19 120 (3.05%) Ticket Management
20 118 (3.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 862 (21.90%) SQL
2 562 (14.28%) C#
3 463 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 284 (7.22%) Python
5 273 (6.94%) C++
6 258 (6.55%) JavaScript
7 175 (4.45%) Java
8 167 (4.24%) C
9 126 (3.20%) T-SQL
10 116 (2.95%) Bash Shell
11 84 (2.13%) Ruby
12 54 (1.37%) Perl
13 51 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 43 (1.09%) PHP
15 39 (0.99%) MATLAB
16 37 (0.94%) PL/SQL
17 34 (0.86%) VB.NET
18 30 (0.76%) R
18 30 (0.76%) VB
19 25 (0.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 472 (11.99%) Degree
2 460 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 268 (6.81%) Security Cleared
4 254 (6.45%) MCSE
5 223 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
6 199 (5.06%) CCNA
7 156 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 156 (3.96%) SC Cleared
8 130 (3.30%) MCSA
9 123 (3.13%) MCP
10 100 (2.54%) DV Cleared
11 81 (2.06%) CCNP
12 71 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 54 (1.37%) A+ Certification
14 52 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
15 51 (1.30%) CISSP
16 38 (0.97%) DBS Check
17 34 (0.86%) MCITP
18 31 (0.79%) JNCIS
19 21 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (10.67%) SLA
2 86 (2.18%) QA
3 84 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 80 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 56 (1.42%) GDPR
6 26 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 23 (0.58%) DICOM
8 17 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.43%) NIST
9 15 (0.38%) PMO
10 12 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 9 (0.23%) COBIT
12 8 (0.20%) NCSC
13 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.13%) RMADS
15 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.076%) ISAE 3402
16 3 (0.076%) ISO 14001
16 3 (0.076%) ISO 22301
16 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,520 (38.62%) Active Directory
2 695 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 477 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 135 (3.43%) Docker
5 120 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
6 96 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
7 95 (2.41%) vSphere
8 65 (1.65%) XenDesktop
9 64 (1.63%) XenApp
10 45 (1.14%) Firmware
11 41 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 30 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
13 29 (0.74%) Terminal Services
14 19 (0.48%) Terminal Server
14 19 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 18 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
16 16 (0.41%) LXC
17 15 (0.38%) NFS
17 15 (0.38%) VirtualBox
18 12 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 294 (7.47%) SCCM
2 112 (2.85%) Ansible
3 110 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 94 (2.39%) SCOM
5 93 (2.36%) Puppet
6 82 (2.08%) Kubernetes
7 65 (1.65%) WSUS
8 63 (1.60%) Terraform
9 62 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
10 52 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 44 (1.12%) Backup Exec
12 33 (0.84%) NetBackup
13 31 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
14 28 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
15 26 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
15 26 (0.66%) SCVMM
16 25 (0.64%) Nagios
17 24 (0.61%) Kibana
17 24 (0.61%) Tivoli
18 22 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,738 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 998 (25.36%) VMware
3 551 (14.00%) Citrix
4 536 (13.62%) Cisco
5 248 (6.30%) HP
6 187 (4.75%) Oracle
7 157 (3.99%) Dell
8 138 (3.51%) ServiceNow
9 112 (2.85%) IBM
10 102 (2.59%) Google
11 101 (2.57%) Veeam
12 85 (2.16%) NetApp
13 78 (1.98%) EMC
14 65 (1.65%) Splunk
15 64 (1.63%) Juniper
16 61 (1.55%) SAP
17 50 (1.27%) Avaya
17 50 (1.27%) SolarWinds
18 49 (1.24%) Red Hat
18 49 (1.24%) Symantec