Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 4,151 5,263 6,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.87% 16.88% 17.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.21% 61.63% 62.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3,448 4,549 5,255
South East median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -5.06%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 7,011 8,540 9,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.12% 27.39% 28.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5,736 7,324 8,196
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 -1 1,557 £42,000 +9.09% 200
Hampshire -2 1,089 £35,000 - 142
Surrey +4 897 £37,500 -1.96% 107
Berkshire +3 879 £42,500 +6.25% 79
Buckinghamshire -3 411 £37,500 +16.28% 55
West Sussex -4 321 £42,500 +8.97% 28
Oxfordshire -7 268 £38,500 -9.41% 66
Kent -4 143 £41,000 +9.33% 43
East Sussex -15 124 £40,000 - 18
Middlesex -13 7 £53,250 +42.00%
M4 Corridor +4 6 £62,500 -
Home Counties +5 3 £42,500 +17.24%
Isle of Wight -4 1 £35,250 +17.50% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 1,671 (40.26%) Microsoft
2 1,606 (38.69%) Active Directory
3 1,461 (35.20%) Windows Server
4 1,201 (28.93%) Linux
5 998 (24.04%) VMware
6 899 (21.66%) SQL
7 898 (21.63%) Office 365
8 835 (20.12%) SQL Server
9 754 (18.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 752 (18.12%) ITIL
11 722 (17.39%) Windows 10
12 672 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
13 633 (15.25%) Firewall
14 625 (15.06%) C#
15 622 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 613 (14.77%) Windows 7
17 610 (14.70%) Microsoft Office
18 564 (13.59%) .NET
19 539 (12.98%) Windows Server 2012
20 522 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
21 516 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
22 497 (11.97%) Hyper-V
23 480 (11.56%) DNS
24 459 (11.06%) PowerShell
25 437 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 410 (9.88%) Degree
27 408 (9.83%) MS Exchange
28 405 (9.76%) IIS
29 404 (9.73%) TCP/IP
30 401 (9.66%) Amazon AWS

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
1 408 (9.83%) MS Exchange
2 405 (9.76%) IIS
3 198 (4.77%) SharePoint
4 126 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 95 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 86 (2.07%) Skype for Business
7 80 (1.93%) Apache
8 49 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 43 (1.04%) Confluence
10 40 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 38 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 36 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
13 35 (0.84%) JBoss
14 33 (0.79%) Apache Spark
15 32 (0.77%) CMS
16 29 (0.70%) Umbraco
17 27 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
18 24 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
19 18 (0.43%) nginx
19 18 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 610 (14.70%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.072%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.072%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.072%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.048%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.048%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.024%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.024%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.024%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.024%) Simulink
9 1 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.24%) assyst
4 6 (0.14%) Magento
4 6 (0.14%) Maximo
5 4 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.096%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 4 (0.096%) Scribe Insight
6 3 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.048%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.024%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.024%) Line 50
8 1 (0.024%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.024%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.024%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.024%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 898 (21.63%) Office 365
2 754 (18.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 401 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (3.23%) IaaS
5 120 (2.89%) PaaS
6 112 (2.70%) SaaS
7 73 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 69 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 51 (1.23%) GitHub
10 40 (0.96%) Mimecast
11 36 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 31 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
13 25 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 24 (0.58%) Serverless
15 21 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.41%) G Suite
18 16 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
18 16 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
18 16 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 633 (15.25%) Firewall
2 480 (11.56%) DNS
3 404 (9.73%) TCP/IP
4 386 (9.30%) DHCP
5 334 (8.05%) LAN
6 322 (7.76%) WAN
7 267 (6.43%) VPN
8 176 (4.24%) SAN
9 168 (4.05%) Internet
10 148 (3.57%) VoIP
11 144 (3.47%) Network Security
12 135 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
13 133 (3.20%) VLAN
13 133 (3.20%) Wireless
14 102 (2.46%) Skype
15 64 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
16 61 (1.47%) NAS
17 56 (1.35%) WLAN
18 43 (1.04%) NetScaler
19 40 (0.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 835 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 198 (4.77%) MySQL
3 109 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 105 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 102 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 102 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 75 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 58 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 55 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 53 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
10 52 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 50 (1.20%) MongoDB
12 45 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 43 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
14 39 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
15 32 (0.77%) DB2
16 31 (0.75%) Big Data
17 26 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
18 25 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
19 24 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 249 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 141 (3.40%) JIRA
3 120 (2.89%) Visual Studio
4 106 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 91 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 63 (1.52%) Selenium
7 46 (1.11%) Subversion
8 38 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 37 (0.89%) TeamCity
10 34 (0.82%) Mercurial
11 25 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
12 24 (0.58%) Vagrant
13 23 (0.55%) Bitbucket
14 21 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (0.51%) NUnit
15 20 (0.48%) MSBuild
16 19 (0.46%) LabVIEW
17 16 (0.39%) Gerrit
18 15 (0.36%) GitLab
18 15 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 355 (8.55%) Finance
2 109 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 108 (2.60%) Marketing
4 74 (1.78%) Electronics
5 71 (1.71%) Retail
6 70 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 63 (1.52%) Legal
8 46 (1.11%) Banking
9 42 (1.01%) Back Office
10 33 (0.79%) Advertising
11 32 (0.77%) Aerospace
12 30 (0.72%) Law
13 21 (0.51%) Games
14 16 (0.39%) French Language
14 16 (0.39%) German Language
15 15 (0.36%) Automotive
16 12 (0.29%) Billing
17 11 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.19%) Military
18 8 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 766 (18.45%) Analyst
2 570 (13.73%) Developer
3 550 (13.25%) Support Engineer
4 389 (9.37%) IT Support
5 375 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 369 (8.89%) Support Analyst
7 295 (7.11%) IT Engineer
8 250 (6.02%) Administrator
9 243 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
10 221 (5.32%) .NET Developer
11 206 (4.96%) Software Engineer
12 197 (4.75%) Service Analyst
13 195 (4.70%) Service Desk Analyst
14 182 (4.38%) IT Support Engineer
15 181 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
16 158 (3.81%) Software Developer
17 157 (3.78%) IT Analyst
18 148 (3.57%) Technical Support
19 146 (3.52%) DBA
19 146 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (13.59%) .NET
2 277 (6.67%) HTML
3 260 (6.26%) CSS
4 226 (5.44%) Web Services
5 215 (5.18%) ASP.NET
6 200 (4.82%) AngularJS
7 184 (4.43%) WPF
8 159 (3.83%) .NET Framework
9 148 (3.57%) jQuery
10 144 (3.47%) WinForms
11 140 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 125 (3.01%) XML
13 119 (2.87%) WCF
14 98 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
15 85 (2.05%) React
16 84 (2.02%) HTML5
17 79 (1.90%) REST
18 78 (1.88%) Node.js
19 75 (1.81%) RESTful
20 62 (1.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 249 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 201 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 200 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 174 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
5 116 (2.79%) Driving Licence
6 112 (2.70%) Clustering
7 103 (2.48%) Private Cloud
8 100 (2.41%) PKI
9 98 (2.36%) Replication
10 76 (1.83%) Public Cloud
11 65 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 63 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
13 57 (1.37%) Fintech
14 45 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 41 (0.99%) EPoS
16 36 (0.87%) User Experience
17 34 (0.82%) Fat Client
17 34 (0.82%) Thin Client
18 33 (0.79%) iPhone
19 32 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,461 (35.20%) Windows Server
2 1,201 (28.93%) Linux
3 722 (17.39%) Windows 10
4 613 (14.77%) Windows 7
5 539 (12.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 516 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 313 (7.54%) Unix
8 207 (4.99%) Apple iOS
9 196 (4.72%) Windows 8
10 186 (4.48%) Android
11 109 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 96 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 80 (1.93%) Windows XP
14 77 (1.85%) CentOS
15 61 (1.47%) AIX
16 59 (1.42%) Mac OS X
17 48 (1.16%) Solaris
18 39 (0.94%) Debian
19 34 (0.82%) Mac OS
20 27 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (18.12%) ITIL
2 672 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
3 522 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
4 437 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 325 (7.83%) DevOps
6 291 (7.01%) Software Engineering
7 253 (6.09%) MVC
8 231 (5.56%) Service Management
9 224 (5.40%) Incident Management
10 221 (5.32%) Computer Science
11 200 (4.82%) Project Management
12 188 (4.53%) Scrum
13 185 (4.46%) Migration
14 179 (4.31%) Mentoring
15 177 (4.26%) TDD
16 175 (4.22%) Problem Management
17 166 (4.00%) Test Automation
18 158 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
18 158 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
18 158 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 899 (21.66%) SQL
2 625 (15.06%) C#
3 459 (11.06%) PowerShell
4 395 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 347 (8.36%) Java
6 328 (7.90%) Python
7 311 (7.49%) C++
8 170 (4.10%) Bash Shell
9 164 (3.95%) C
10 134 (3.23%) T-SQL
11 91 (2.19%) PHP
12 86 (2.07%) Ruby
13 73 (1.76%) VB.NET
14 72 (1.73%) Perl
15 54 (1.30%) VBScript
16 46 (1.11%) Shell Script
17 41 (0.99%) PL/SQL
18 33 (0.79%) VB
19 23 (0.55%) Go
20 22 (0.53%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 410 (9.88%) Degree
2 385 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 304 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 234 (5.64%) SC Cleared
5 233 (5.61%) MCSE
6 167 (4.02%) MCSA
7 136 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
8 129 (3.11%) CCNA
9 104 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 101 (2.43%) DV Cleared
11 83 (2.00%) MCP
12 78 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
13 76 (1.83%) CISSP
14 66 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 65 (1.57%) A+ Certification
16 45 (1.08%) CCNP
17 35 (0.84%) CISM
18 33 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
19 32 (0.77%) MCITP
20 30 (0.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (5.93%) SLA
2 150 (3.61%) QA
3 114 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (1.73%) GDPR
5 48 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 30 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 20 (0.48%) PMO
9 16 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.31%) ISO 14001
10 13 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 12 (0.29%) DICOM
12 11 (0.26%) FISMA
13 6 (0.14%) PSD2
13 6 (0.14%) WAI
14 5 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.096%) GAMP
15 4 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 3 (0.072%) HL7
16 3 (0.072%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,606 (38.69%) Active Directory
2 622 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 497 (11.97%) Hyper-V
4 175 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
5 138 (3.32%) Docker
6 129 (3.11%) vSphere
7 109 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
8 107 (2.58%) XenApp
9 72 (1.73%) XenDesktop
10 57 (1.37%) Firmware
11 39 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
12 31 (0.75%) VirtualBox
13 27 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
14 24 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 17 (0.41%) GPFS
16 16 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 14 (0.34%) LXC
18 13 (0.31%) KVM
18 13 (0.31%) VMware Server
19 12 (0.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 316 (7.61%) SCCM
2 131 (3.16%) SCOM
3 123 (2.96%) Ansible
4 103 (2.48%) Puppet
5 74 (1.78%) Kubernetes
6 70 (1.69%) WSUS
7 69 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
8 63 (1.52%) vCenter Server
9 50 (1.20%) Terraform
10 42 (1.01%) Nagios
11 41 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
12 38 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
13 31 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 29 (0.70%) SCVMM
15 26 (0.63%) Kibana
15 26 (0.63%) Tivoli
16 25 (0.60%) Backup Exec
17 24 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
18 21 (0.51%) NetBackup
19 19 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,671 (40.26%) Microsoft
2 998 (24.04%) VMware
3 362 (8.72%) Citrix
4 354 (8.53%) Cisco
5 347 (8.36%) Oracle
6 161 (3.88%) HP
7 156 (3.76%) ServiceNow
8 121 (2.91%) Red Hat
9 119 (2.87%) Apple
10 105 (2.53%) IBM
11 85 (2.05%) SolarWinds
12 83 (2.00%) Dell
13 78 (1.88%) Juniper
14 76 (1.83%) BMC
14 76 (1.83%) SAP
15 74 (1.78%) Symantec
16 70 (1.69%) EMC
17 67 (1.61%) Veeam
18 55 (1.32%) Google
19 54 (1.30%) Xamarin