Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,474 3,002 3,975
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.84% 14.56% 14.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.23% 60.90% 59.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,195 2,445 3,268
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,625 £22,500
25th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +1.30%
75th Percentile £55,000 £54,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,600 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,669 4,929 6,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.44% 23.90% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,162 4,107 5,519
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £24,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £69,425 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -9 441 £42,500 +6.25% 105
Hampshire -4 348 £40,000 +8.53% 71
Surrey -1 284 £45,000 +20.00% 37
Berkshire -15 214 £42,500 - 41
West Sussex -8 194 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Buckinghamshire -1 118 £48,000 +28.00% 31
Oxfordshire -9 109 £42,500 +6.25% 33
Kent -9 77 £38,250 -3.16% 24
East Sussex -7 71 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Sussex +8 49 £50,000 +8.11% 1
Middlesex 0 4 £50,000 +92.31% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 719 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 646 (43.83%) Active Directory
3 564 (38.26%) Azure
4 560 (37.99%) Windows Server
5 521 (35.35%) Microsoft 365
6 487 (33.04%) VMware
7 360 (24.42%) Windows 10
8 339 (23.00%) Linux
9 290 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 264 (17.91%) ITIL
11 258 (17.50%) SQL Server
11 258 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
12 252 (17.10%) Firewall
13 235 (15.94%) PowerShell
14 233 (15.81%) DevOps
15 218 (14.79%) SQL
16 216 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 205 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
18 195 (13.23%) DNS
19 193 (13.09%) Cisco
19 193 (13.09%) MS Exchange
20 187 (12.69%) AWS
21 176 (11.94%) Citrix
21 176 (11.94%) Hyper-V
22 173 (11.74%) JavaScript
22 173 (11.74%) Windows Server 2016
23 167 (11.33%) HTML
24 163 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
25 159 (10.79%) C#
26 151 (10.24%) Java

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
1 193 (13.09%) MS Exchange
2 124 (8.41%) SharePoint
3 97 (6.58%) IIS
4 46 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.83%) Confluence
7 22 (1.49%) Apache
8 20 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 19 (1.29%) CMS
10 15 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.88%) WordPress
12 12 (0.81%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.54%) Kentico
14 8 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.34%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.34%) nginx
16 5 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 110 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.068%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.068%) Postilion
4 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.068%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.068%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 564 (38.26%) Azure
2 521 (35.35%) Microsoft 365
3 187 (12.69%) AWS
4 145 (9.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 72 (4.88%) IaaS
6 61 (4.14%) PaaS
7 60 (4.07%) SaaS
8 19 (1.29%) OneDrive
9 17 (1.15%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.75%) GCP
12 10 (0.68%) Google Workspace
13 9 (0.61%) Power Platform
14 8 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (0.54%) Logic Apps
15 7 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 7 (0.47%) GitHub
15 7 (0.47%) PowerApps
15 7 (0.47%) Serverless
16 6 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 252 (17.10%) Firewall
2 195 (13.23%) DNS
3 139 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 134 (9.09%) DHCP
5 86 (5.83%) WAN
6 85 (5.77%) SAN
7 80 (5.43%) VPN
8 69 (4.68%) LAN
9 45 (3.05%) VLAN
10 44 (2.99%) VoIP
11 36 (2.44%) Network Security
12 31 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (1.97%) Wireless
14 28 (1.90%) Internet
15 25 (1.70%) Skype
16 22 (1.49%) IP Telephony
17 19 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
17 19 (1.29%) VSAN
18 17 (1.15%) Unified Communications
18 17 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.36%) MongoDB
3 19 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 18 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (1.15%) MySQL
6 14 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.75%) Big Data
7 11 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
9 9 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.47%) MariaDB
10 7 (0.47%) Power BI
10 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.41%) MS Access
11 6 (0.41%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 101 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 50 (3.39%) JIRA
3 45 (3.05%) Visual Studio
4 25 (1.70%) Bitbucket
5 23 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 14 (0.95%) Eclipse
7 14 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.88%) Artifactory
8 13 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.81%) GitLab
9 12 (0.81%) SonarQube
10 9 (0.61%) Maven
10 9 (0.61%) Subversion
11 7 (0.47%) IntelliJ
11 7 (0.47%) JUnit
12 6 (0.41%) Selenium
13 5 (0.34%) GDB
13 5 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 136 (9.23%) Finance
2 48 (3.26%) Digital Economy
3 46 (3.12%) Legal
4 33 (2.24%) Marketing
5 24 (1.63%) Games
6 19 (1.29%) Automotive
6 19 (1.29%) French Language
6 19 (1.29%) Law
6 19 (1.29%) Public Sector
6 19 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.22%) Electronics
8 17 (1.15%) Military
9 16 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.02%) Retail
11 9 (0.61%) Banking
12 8 (0.54%) Fire and Rescue
12 8 (0.54%) German Language
12 8 (0.54%) Local Government
12 8 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 213 (14.45%) Developer
2 209 (14.18%) Analyst
3 179 (12.14%) Support Engineer
4 164 (11.13%) IT Support
5 160 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 125 (8.48%) IT Engineer
7 96 (6.51%) Support Analyst
8 90 (6.11%) IT Analyst
9 77 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 76 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
11 72 (4.88%) Service Analyst
11 72 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
12 70 (4.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 65 (4.41%) IT Support Engineer
14 63 (4.27%) Architect
15 62 (4.21%) Administrator
16 60 (4.07%) Software Developer
17 56 (3.80%) IT Support Analyst
18 47 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
18 47 (3.19%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (11.33%) HTML
2 151 (10.24%) CSS
3 143 (9.70%) .NET
4 82 (5.56%) HTML5
5 65 (4.41%) AngularJS
6 56 (3.80%) .NET Core
7 43 (2.92%) ASP.NET
8 39 (2.65%) REST
9 35 (2.37%) React
10 33 (2.24%) Node.js
11 32 (2.17%) Web Services
12 30 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
13 28 (1.90%) .NET Framework
14 26 (1.76%) WPF
15 25 (1.70%) CSS3
16 23 (1.56%) XML
17 22 (1.49%) jQuery
18 19 (1.29%) JSON
19 14 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 13 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 135 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.58%) User Experience
3 89 (6.04%) Data Centre
4 57 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 53 (3.60%) Driving Licence
6 51 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (3.39%) Public Cloud
8 48 (3.26%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.90%) Replication
10 24 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
11 23 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
12 22 (1.49%) Clustering
13 21 (1.42%) PKI
14 17 (1.15%) Algorithms
14 17 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.15%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 11 (0.75%) Thin Client
16 9 (0.61%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 560 (37.99%) Windows Server
2 360 (24.42%) Windows 10
3 339 (23.00%) Linux
4 205 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 173 (11.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 95 (6.45%) Windows Server 2019
7 89 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (4.14%) Unix
8 61 (4.14%) Windows 7
9 40 (2.71%) Android
10 26 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.56%) Apple iOS
12 22 (1.49%) CentOS
12 22 (1.49%) Ubuntu
13 20 (1.36%) Mac OS
14 18 (1.22%) Windows 8
15 17 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.54%) VMS
17 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (17.91%) ITIL
2 258 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (15.81%) DevOps
4 216 (14.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 163 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
6 149 (10.11%) Scrum
7 93 (6.31%) Software Engineering
8 92 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 88 (5.97%) Analytical Thinking
10 85 (5.77%) Service Management
11 83 (5.63%) Computer Science
11 83 (5.63%) Migration
12 76 (5.16%) Test Automation
13 66 (4.48%) Time Management
14 64 (4.34%) Project Delivery
15 60 (4.07%) Infrastructure as Code
16 56 (3.80%) Project Management
17 54 (3.66%) Incident Management
18 51 (3.46%) Unit Testing
19 49 (3.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 235 (15.94%) PowerShell
2 218 (14.79%) SQL
3 173 (11.74%) JavaScript
4 159 (10.79%) C#
5 151 (10.24%) Java
6 86 (5.83%) C++
7 81 (5.50%) Python
8 48 (3.26%) C
9 36 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 24 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.29%) VB
12 17 (1.15%) TypeScript
13 16 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.02%) Ruby
15 14 (0.95%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.81%) Perl
18 11 (0.75%) PHP
19 10 (0.68%) VB6
20 9 (0.61%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 138 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 131 (8.89%) Degree
3 128 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 118 (8.01%) SC Cleared
5 91 (6.17%) MCSE
6 68 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (4.07%) CCNA
8 37 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
8 37 (2.51%) MCSA
9 36 (2.44%) MCP
10 26 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 26 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 24 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (1.63%) DV Cleared
12 23 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.36%) CISSP
14 17 (1.15%) CCNP
15 12 (0.81%) A+ Certification
15 12 (0.81%) CEH
15 12 (0.81%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (8.62%) SLA
2 62 (4.21%) GDPR
3 49 (3.32%) QA
4 30 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.54%) NIST
7 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.20%) GRC
11 2 (0.14%) NCSC
11 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.068%) COBIT
12 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.068%) SOC 2
System Software
1 646 (43.83%) Active Directory
2 290 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (11.94%) Hyper-V
4 90 (6.11%) Docker
5 77 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
6 61 (4.14%) vSphere
7 26 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 21 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (1.42%) VMware NSX
10 19 (1.29%) XenApp
11 14 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (0.88%) Firmware
13 8 (0.54%) DFS Replication
13 8 (0.54%) NFS
13 8 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.34%) KVM
14 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.27%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 135 (9.16%) SCCM
2 104 (7.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 58 (3.93%) Ansible
4 57 (3.87%) Kubernetes
5 55 (3.73%) Terraform
6 37 (2.51%) SCVMM
7 30 (2.04%) Puppet
8 24 (1.63%) SCOM
9 17 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (1.09%) WSUS
11 13 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
12 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.68%) Consul
14 10 (0.68%) Grafana
14 10 (0.68%) Prometheus
15 9 (0.61%) vCenter Server
16 8 (0.54%) Backup Exec
16 8 (0.54%) Graylog
16 8 (0.54%) Icinga
Vendors
1 719 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 487 (33.04%) VMware
3 193 (13.09%) Cisco
4 176 (11.94%) Citrix
5 67 (4.55%) Oracle
6 66 (4.48%) Veeam
7 49 (3.32%) HP
8 45 (3.05%) Meraki
9 39 (2.65%) Google
10 34 (2.31%) Dell
11 33 (2.24%) Juniper
11 33 (2.24%) Sophos
12 27 (1.83%) ServiceNow
13 26 (1.76%) Red Hat
14 25 (1.70%) Avaya
15 23 (1.56%) IBM
16 22 (1.49%) SolarWinds
17 20 (1.36%) EMC
18 18 (1.22%) Symantec
19 17 (1.15%) F5