Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,225 3,836 4,615
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 13.66% 14.72% 15.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.65% 58.67% 60.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 3,224 3,912
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,584
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +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 3,794 6,538 7,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.30% 25.09% 25.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,119 5,280 6,374
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 -2 746 £40,000 +2.56% 64
Hampshire -1 597 £40,000 +14.29% 42
Surrey -3 384 £37,500 -16.67% 17
Berkshire -7 343 £42,500 +2.41% 30
West Sussex +2 293 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Oxfordshire +2 246 £40,000 +14.29% 22
Buckinghamshire -1 156 £47,500 +26.67% 12
East Sussex +16 104 £37,500 - 2
Kent +6 96 £45,000 +32.35% 14
Sussex +1 2 £46,250 -38.33% 1
Middlesex +3 1 £26,000 -30.67% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 844 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 825 (37.08%) Active Directory
3 771 (34.65%) Windows Server
4 630 (28.31%) Office 365
5 574 (25.80%) Linux
6 539 (24.22%) VMware
7 533 (23.96%) Azure
8 504 (22.65%) SQL
9 457 (20.54%) Windows 10
10 382 (17.17%) Firewall
11 373 (16.76%) C#
12 371 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 365 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
14 349 (15.69%) .NET
15 348 (15.64%) PowerShell
16 321 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 312 (14.02%) Degree
18 301 (13.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 295 (13.26%) ITIL
20 290 (13.03%) DNS
21 285 (12.81%) Software Engineering
22 277 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
23 271 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
23 271 (12.18%) Hyper-V
24 256 (11.51%) Windows Server 2016
25 253 (11.37%) DevOps
25 253 (11.37%) Cisco
26 244 (10.97%) Windows 7
27 235 (10.56%) DHCP
28 226 (10.16%) C++

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
1 205 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 135 (6.07%) IIS
3 124 (5.57%) SharePoint
4 71 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 47 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 37 (1.66%) Confluence
8 32 (1.44%) Apache
9 26 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (0.76%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.72%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.63%) JBoss
14 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.45%) CMS
16 9 (0.40%) EPiServer
16 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
17 8 (0.36%) MQSeries
17 8 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 222 (9.98%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.27%) Simulink
8 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.090%) Avid Media Composer
9 2 (0.090%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.045%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 15 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.31%) Maximo
3 5 (0.22%) OpenCart
4 3 (0.13%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.13%) Line 50
4 3 (0.13%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.13%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.090%) assyst
5 2 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.090%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.045%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.045%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.045%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.045%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 630 (28.31%) Office 365
2 533 (23.96%) Azure
3 220 (9.89%) AWS
4 83 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 75 (3.37%) SaaS
6 54 (2.43%) PaaS
7 42 (1.89%) IaaS
8 37 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (1.48%) GCP
10 20 (0.90%) OneDrive
11 18 (0.81%) Power Platform
12 14 (0.63%) Akamai
12 14 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (0.58%) GitHub
14 12 (0.54%) vREST
15 11 (0.49%) Amazon Cognito
15 11 (0.49%) Serverless
16 10 (0.45%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.45%) Slack
17 9 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 382 (17.17%) Firewall
2 290 (13.03%) DNS
3 235 (10.56%) DHCP
4 185 (8.31%) LAN
5 184 (8.27%) WAN
6 179 (8.04%) TCP/IP
7 112 (5.03%) VPN
8 98 (4.40%) SAN
9 97 (4.36%) VoIP
10 63 (2.83%) Internet
11 62 (2.79%) VLAN
12 58 (2.61%) Skype
13 52 (2.34%) Network Security
14 46 (2.07%) Wireless
15 42 (1.89%) NAS
16 28 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
17 27 (1.21%) SSL
18 26 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
19 24 (1.08%) BGP
19 24 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.10%) Big Data
3 50 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 44 (1.98%) MongoDB
5 38 (1.71%) MySQL
6 37 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 37 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 29 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 19 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.81%) Neo4j
11 16 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
12 15 (0.67%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.63%) QlikView
14 13 (0.58%) Power BI
14 13 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 146 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 90 (4.04%) Visual Studio
3 77 (3.46%) JIRA
4 70 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 58 (2.61%) Subversion
6 49 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (1.21%) Selenium
8 26 (1.17%) JUnit
9 16 (0.72%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (0.49%) WebDriver
12 9 (0.40%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.40%) Jasmine
12 9 (0.40%) TestNG
12 9 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.40%) WiX
13 8 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.31%) LINQPad
14 7 (0.31%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 213 (9.57%) Finance
2 75 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 58 (2.61%) Retail
4 52 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 47 (2.11%) Public Sector
6 41 (1.84%) Legal
7 33 (1.48%) Games
8 30 (1.35%) Aerospace
9 24 (1.08%) Marketing
9 24 (1.08%) Military
10 23 (1.03%) Automotive
10 23 (1.03%) Back Office
11 20 (0.90%) Law
12 18 (0.81%) Electronics
13 12 (0.54%) Advertising
14 11 (0.49%) Local Government
15 7 (0.31%) Norwegian Language
15 7 (0.31%) Police
16 4 (0.18%) Banking
16 4 (0.18%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 295 (13.26%) Support Engineer
2 271 (12.18%) Analyst
3 266 (11.96%) Developer
4 232 (10.43%) Software Engineer
5 214 (9.62%) IT Support
6 212 (9.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 212 (9.53%) IT Engineer
7 113 (5.08%) C# Developer
8 104 (4.67%) Architect
9 100 (4.49%) IT Analyst
10 98 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
10 98 (4.40%) Software Developer
11 97 (4.36%) Support Analyst
11 97 (4.36%) Windows Engineer
12 96 (4.31%) Desktop Support
13 89 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
14 83 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
15 76 (3.42%) .NET Developer
16 75 (3.37%) C++ Software Engineer
16 75 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (15.69%) .NET
2 162 (7.28%) HTML
3 118 (5.30%) CSS
4 103 (4.63%) ASP.NET
5 92 (4.13%) .NET Framework
6 85 (3.82%) XML
7 82 (3.69%) Web Services
8 80 (3.60%) AngularJS
9 67 (3.01%) HTML5
10 60 (2.70%) WinForms
11 55 (2.47%) REST
12 51 (2.29%) WPF
13 50 (2.25%) Node.js
13 50 (2.25%) React
14 48 (2.16%) WCF
15 41 (1.84%) jQuery
16 38 (1.71%) .NET Core
17 33 (1.48%) SOAP
18 29 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (6.65%) Data Centre
3 135 (6.07%) Self-Motivation
4 114 (5.12%) Management Information System
5 79 (3.55%) Algorithms
6 75 (3.37%) Clustering
7 64 (2.88%) User Experience
8 58 (2.61%) Driving Licence
9 45 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 37 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 33 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
12 32 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (1.44%) Replication
13 30 (1.35%) Mobile App
14 29 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
15 26 (1.17%) CMDB
15 26 (1.17%) Smartphone
16 25 (1.12%) Virtual Team
17 24 (1.08%) Private Cloud
18 22 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 771 (34.65%) Windows Server
2 574 (25.80%) Linux
3 457 (20.54%) Windows 10
4 271 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 256 (11.51%) Windows Server 2016
6 244 (10.97%) Windows 7
7 138 (6.20%) Unix
8 133 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 80 (3.60%) Windows 8
10 75 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 69 (3.10%) Android
12 63 (2.83%) Apple iOS
13 52 (2.34%) Windows Server 2019
14 36 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 34 (1.53%) Windows XP
16 32 (1.44%) AIX
17 28 (1.26%) Mac OS
18 23 (1.03%) Solaris
19 17 (0.76%) CentOS
20 16 (0.72%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (13.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 295 (13.26%) ITIL
4 285 (12.81%) Software Engineering
5 277 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
6 253 (11.37%) DevOps
7 178 (8.00%) Computer Science
8 149 (6.70%) Information Security
9 142 (6.38%) Unit Testing
10 126 (5.66%) Mathematics
11 107 (4.81%) Test Automation
12 96 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
12 96 (4.31%) Mentoring
13 94 (4.22%) Migration
13 94 (4.22%) Project Management
14 92 (4.13%) Project Delivery
15 88 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 86 (3.87%) Scrum
17 82 (3.69%) Analytics
18 80 (3.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 504 (22.65%) SQL
2 373 (16.76%) C#
3 348 (15.64%) PowerShell
4 226 (10.16%) C++
5 202 (9.08%) Python
6 199 (8.94%) JavaScript
7 141 (6.34%) C
8 135 (6.07%) Java
9 81 (3.64%) Bash Shell
10 64 (2.88%) MATLAB
11 50 (2.25%) T-SQL
11 50 (2.25%) VB.NET
12 45 (2.02%) R
13 43 (1.93%) VB
14 42 (1.89%) PL/SQL
15 37 (1.66%) Ruby
15 37 (1.66%) VBScript
16 36 (1.62%) Perl
17 35 (1.57%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 312 (14.02%) Degree
2 203 (9.12%) Security Cleared
3 149 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 103 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 83 (3.73%) MCSE
7 82 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
8 67 (3.01%) DV Cleared
9 56 (2.52%) A+ Certification
10 54 (2.43%) CCNA
11 53 (2.38%) MCP
12 52 (2.34%) MCSA
13 42 (1.89%) CCNP
14 30 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 29 (1.30%) MCITP
16 28 (1.26%) CISSP
17 21 (0.94%) CISM
18 20 (0.90%) JNCIS
19 13 (0.58%) JNCIA
19 13 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (7.78%) SLA
2 67 (3.01%) QA
3 50 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.89%) GDPR
5 29 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.90%) DICOM
7 15 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 3 (0.13%) GxP
11 3 (0.13%) NCSC
11 3 (0.13%) NIST
12 2 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.090%) HL7
12 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.090%) PMO
13 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.045%) PSD2
System Software
1 825 (37.08%) Active Directory
2 321 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 271 (12.18%) Hyper-V
4 90 (4.04%) Docker
5 80 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (2.56%) vSphere
7 44 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
8 35 (1.57%) Firmware
8 35 (1.57%) XenApp
9 31 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
10 28 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
11 21 (0.94%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.54%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 11 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 11 (0.49%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.40%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.40%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 204 (9.17%) SCCM
2 76 (3.42%) Ansible
3 64 (2.88%) WSUS
4 60 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 58 (2.61%) Puppet
6 54 (2.43%) SCOM
7 47 (2.11%) Terraform
8 42 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
9 40 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
10 32 (1.44%) NetBackup
11 28 (1.26%) Backup Exec
12 25 (1.12%) SCVMM
13 24 (1.08%) Tivoli
14 21 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
14 21 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
15 20 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
17 14 (0.63%) vCenter Server
18 13 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
19 12 (0.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 844 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 539 (24.22%) VMware
3 253 (11.37%) Cisco
4 178 (8.00%) Citrix
5 154 (6.92%) HP
6 124 (5.57%) Oracle
7 66 (2.97%) Juniper
8 60 (2.70%) Veeam
9 59 (2.65%) Dell
10 55 (2.47%) Apple
11 44 (1.98%) Symantec
12 43 (1.93%) Google
13 39 (1.75%) Red Hat
14 37 (1.66%) EMC
15 33 (1.48%) Meraki
16 32 (1.44%) IBM
17 30 (1.35%) ServiceNow
18 29 (1.30%) CheckPoint
19 28 (1.26%) Splunk
20 26 (1.17%) McAfee