Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 4,593 5,275 7,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.18% 17.95% 19.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.55% 63.16% 64.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,847 4,635 6,527
South East median annual salary £39,800 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.13% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 7,586 8,352 11,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.07% 28.43% 30.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6,317 7,143 9,841
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,133 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.87% +1.52% +3.75%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -5 1,941 £40,000 - 235
Hampshire 0 1,100 £37,500 +7.14% 130
Berkshire -1 1,038 £44,500 +4.71% 114
Surrey -5 852 £37,500 - 99
Buckinghamshire -1 593 £33,000 +1.54% 60
West Sussex +1 317 £40,000 - 34
Oxfordshire -20 310 £36,000 -4.00% 61
Kent -6 208 £35,000 +7.69% 39
East Sussex -29 132 £35,000 -17.16% 19
Isle of Wight +2 13 £30,000 +39.53% 3
Sussex -16 13 £45,000 -18.18%
Middlesex +1 11 £42,000 +20.00% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,900 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 1,776 (38.67%) Windows Server
3 1,664 (36.23%) Active Directory
4 1,255 (27.32%) Linux
5 1,199 (26.10%) VMware
6 1,148 (24.99%) SQL
7 984 (21.42%) SQL Server
8 878 (19.12%) Office 365
9 811 (17.66%) C#
10 774 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
11 764 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 736 (16.02%) Microsoft Azure
13 733 (15.96%) .NET
14 714 (15.55%) ITIL
15 663 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 662 (14.41%) Microsoft Office
17 625 (13.61%) Firewall
18 598 (13.02%) Windows 7
19 597 (13.00%) Hyper-V
20 577 (12.56%) Windows 10
21 551 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
22 547 (11.91%) Cisco
23 544 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
24 513 (11.17%) Degree
25 489 (10.65%) JavaScript
26 487 (10.60%) MS Exchange
27 466 (10.15%) Citrix
28 460 (10.02%) PowerShell
29 436 (9.49%) DNS
30 425 (9.25%) Software Engineering

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
1 487 (10.60%) MS Exchange
2 366 (7.97%) IIS
3 200 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 197 (4.29%) SharePoint
5 151 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 150 (3.27%) Apache
7 101 (2.20%) JBoss
8 93 (2.02%) Skype for Business
9 72 (1.57%) WebLogic
10 70 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
11 69 (1.50%) WebSphere
12 64 (1.39%) Tomcat
13 30 (0.65%) Confluence
14 28 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 27 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
16 26 (0.57%) Apache Spark
17 25 (0.54%) CMS
18 23 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
19 22 (0.48%) OpenStack
20 19 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 662 (14.41%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.087%) Simulink
10 3 (0.065%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.044%) CATIA
11 2 (0.044%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.044%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.044%) Windchill
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.022%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.13%) assyst
3 6 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.13%) Maximo
3 6 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
4 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.11%) Workfront
5 4 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.087%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.065%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.044%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.044%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.022%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.022%) Line 50
8 1 (0.022%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.022%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 878 (19.12%) Office 365
2 736 (16.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 413 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
4 140 (3.05%) IaaS
5 122 (2.66%) SaaS
6 96 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
7 89 (1.94%) PaaS
8 51 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 36 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 31 (0.67%) GitHub
11 24 (0.52%) Serverless
12 22 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (0.48%) G Suite
13 21 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (0.46%) NuGet
14 20 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
15 18 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
16 16 (0.35%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 625 (13.61%) Firewall
2 436 (9.49%) DNS
3 410 (8.93%) TCP/IP
4 351 (7.64%) WAN
5 347 (7.55%) DHCP
6 345 (7.51%) LAN
7 273 (5.94%) VPN
8 218 (4.75%) SAN
9 163 (3.55%) Network Security
10 148 (3.22%) Internet
11 145 (3.16%) VoIP
12 123 (2.68%) Wireless
13 111 (2.42%) VLAN
14 78 (1.70%) Skype
15 73 (1.59%) NAS
16 69 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
17 64 (1.39%) HTTP
18 53 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
19 52 (1.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 984 (21.42%) SQL Server
2 199 (4.33%) MySQL
3 113 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 105 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 99 (2.16%) Oracle Database
6 93 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 88 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 86 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 53 (1.15%) Big Data
10 50 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
10 50 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 43 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
12 42 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 41 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 40 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 33 (0.72%) Hadoop
17 32 (0.70%) MongoDB
18 25 (0.54%) HBase
19 24 (0.52%) GIS
Development Applications
1 247 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 195 (4.25%) Visual Studio
3 137 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 108 (2.35%) JIRA
5 87 (1.89%) Subversion
6 81 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 73 (1.59%) Selenium
8 39 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 37 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 33 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 26 (0.57%) Maven
11 26 (0.57%) NUnit
12 24 (0.52%) MSTest
13 23 (0.50%) GitLab
13 23 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
14 22 (0.48%) Eclipse
14 22 (0.48%) JUnit
15 21 (0.46%) WebDriver
16 20 (0.44%) SoapUI
16 20 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 397 (8.64%) Finance
2 151 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 142 (3.09%) Legal
4 122 (2.66%) Marketing
5 108 (2.35%) Retail
6 105 (2.29%) Back Office
7 101 (2.20%) Law
8 50 (1.09%) German Language
9 47 (1.02%) Games
10 41 (0.89%) Automotive
11 37 (0.81%) Electronics
12 35 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 34 (0.74%) Advertising
13 34 (0.74%) Publishing
14 27 (0.59%) Banking
15 26 (0.57%) French Language
16 23 (0.50%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.26%) Billing
18 10 (0.22%) Multimedia
19 9 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 810 (17.64%) Analyst
2 656 (14.28%) Developer
3 580 (12.63%) Support Engineer
4 494 (10.76%) IT Support
5 428 (9.32%) Support Analyst
6 315 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 301 (6.55%) IT Engineer
8 297 (6.47%) .NET Developer
9 270 (5.88%) Software Engineer
10 238 (5.18%) IT Analyst
11 232 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 203 (4.42%) Service Analyst
13 198 (4.31%) IT Support Engineer
14 196 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
15 195 (4.25%) C# Developer
16 181 (3.94%) Consultant
17 173 (3.77%) Administrator
18 171 (3.72%) Desktop Support
18 171 (3.72%) IT Support Analyst
19 164 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 733 (15.96%) .NET
2 356 (7.75%) HTML
3 312 (6.79%) ASP.NET
4 259 (5.64%) CSS
5 236 (5.14%) Web Services
6 200 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 196 (4.27%) WPF
8 189 (4.11%) WCF
9 184 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 169 (3.68%) AngularJS
11 161 (3.51%) jQuery
12 151 (3.29%) XML
13 145 (3.16%) WinForms
14 120 (2.61%) Ajax
15 108 (2.35%) Entity Framework
15 108 (2.35%) Node.js
16 104 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
17 103 (2.24%) REST
18 99 (2.16%) JSON
19 95 (2.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 288 (6.27%) Computer Science
2 247 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (4.86%) Data Centre
4 177 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 128 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 105 (2.29%) Driving Licence
7 88 (1.92%) Clustering
8 86 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 84 (1.83%) Private Cloud
10 79 (1.72%) Replication
11 63 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
12 54 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 51 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 51 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
14 49 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 45 (0.98%) Mobile App
16 44 (0.96%) User Experience
17 41 (0.89%) iPhone
17 41 (0.89%) Smartphone
18 40 (0.87%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,776 (38.67%) Windows Server
2 1,255 (27.32%) Linux
3 663 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 598 (13.02%) Windows 7
5 577 (12.56%) Windows 10
6 551 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 322 (7.01%) Unix
8 215 (4.68%) Windows 8
9 100 (2.18%) Android
10 99 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 97 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 94 (2.05%) Mac OS X
13 84 (1.83%) Apple iOS
14 74 (1.61%) Windows XP
15 66 (1.44%) CentOS
16 50 (1.09%) Mac OS
17 48 (1.05%) Solaris
18 38 (0.83%) Ubuntu
19 29 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
20 24 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 774 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
2 714 (15.55%) ITIL
3 544 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
4 425 (9.25%) Software Engineering
5 327 (7.12%) DevOps
6 326 (7.10%) TDD
7 309 (6.73%) MVC
8 243 (5.29%) Test Automation
9 216 (4.70%) Scrum
10 202 (4.40%) Project Management
11 193 (4.20%) SDLC
12 186 (4.05%) Migration
13 176 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
14 157 (3.42%) OO
15 156 (3.40%) Service Management
16 152 (3.31%) Mentoring
17 143 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
18 142 (3.09%) Incident Management
19 131 (2.85%) Configuration Management
20 128 (2.79%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1,148 (24.99%) SQL
2 811 (17.66%) C#
3 489 (10.65%) JavaScript
4 460 (10.02%) PowerShell
5 365 (7.95%) Java
6 354 (7.71%) C++
7 306 (6.66%) Python
8 202 (4.40%) C
9 150 (3.27%) Ruby
10 132 (2.87%) Bash Shell
11 118 (2.57%) T-SQL
12 95 (2.07%) Perl
13 88 (1.92%) PHP
14 74 (1.61%) VB
15 52 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 52 (1.13%) VB.NET
16 49 (1.07%) VBScript
17 40 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 37 (0.81%) Embedded C++
19 29 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 513 (11.17%) Degree
2 393 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 280 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 217 (4.72%) MCSE
5 172 (3.74%) SC Cleared
6 152 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 145 (3.16%) MCSA
8 137 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
9 128 (2.79%) MCP
10 105 (2.29%) CCNA
11 104 (2.26%) DV Cleared
12 80 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 62 (1.35%) CISSP
14 60 (1.31%) CCNP
15 58 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
16 56 (1.22%) MCITP
17 55 (1.20%) A+ Certification
18 51 (1.11%) MCTS
19 50 (1.09%) ISTQB
20 45 (0.98%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (6.92%) SLA
2 195 (4.25%) QA
3 96 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (1.39%) GDPR
5 53 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.50%) PMO
7 21 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 17 (0.37%) PSD2
9 13 (0.28%) GAMP
10 12 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.17%) ISO 9000
12 7 (0.15%) COBIT
13 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.11%) GPG13
14 5 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.087%) GCP
15 4 (0.087%) PA-DSS
16 2 (0.044%) DICOM
System Software
1 1,664 (36.23%) Active Directory
2 764 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 597 (13.00%) Hyper-V
4 132 (2.87%) vSphere
4 132 (2.87%) XenApp
5 130 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
6 120 (2.61%) Docker
7 105 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 101 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
9 74 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
10 44 (0.96%) Firmware
11 42 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 30 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
14 26 (0.57%) Terminal Services
14 26 (0.57%) VirtualBox
15 25 (0.54%) HDFS
16 14 (0.30%) DFS Replication
17 13 (0.28%) KVM
17 13 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 327 (7.12%) SCCM
2 153 (3.33%) SCOM
3 131 (2.85%) Puppet
4 72 (1.57%) Backup Exec
5 61 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (1.28%) Terraform
7 57 (1.24%) Ansible
7 57 (1.24%) WSUS
8 38 (0.83%) Kibana
9 36 (0.78%) Kubernetes
9 36 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 35 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
10 35 (0.76%) FortiGate
10 35 (0.76%) vCenter Server
11 30 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
11 30 (0.65%) Packer
12 24 (0.52%) vRealize
13 21 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
14 19 (0.41%) logstash
14 19 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,900 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 1,199 (26.10%) VMware
3 547 (11.91%) Cisco
4 466 (10.15%) Citrix
5 362 (7.88%) Oracle
6 195 (4.25%) HP
7 137 (2.98%) Apple
8 106 (2.31%) Google
8 106 (2.31%) ServiceNow
9 95 (2.07%) SolarWinds
10 82 (1.79%) IBM
11 79 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 70 (1.52%) Dell
13 54 (1.18%) CheckPoint
13 54 (1.18%) Veeam
14 51 (1.11%) Juniper
15 50 (1.09%) Symantec
16 48 (1.05%) SAP
17 47 (1.02%) Atlassian
18 46 (1.00%) Capita