Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,109 3,946 4,320
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 13.85% 15.54% 14.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.22% 60.65% 58.98%
Number of salaries quoted 984 3,306 3,672
Median annual salary £44,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%

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 1,938 6,506 7,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.21% 25.62% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,565 5,372 6,024
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,380 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £69,975 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,591 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.67% -4.02% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +5 412 £47,500 +23.38% 90
Hampshire -3 329 £41,500 +18.57% 51
Berkshire +1 192 £47,500 +14.46% 44
Surrey -9 154 £42,250 +5.63% 50
Oxfordshire +9 147 £46,250 +28.47% 23
West Sussex -17 107 £45,000 - 20
Buckinghamshire +1 80 £47,500 +46.15% 23
East Sussex -6 56 £32,500 -18.75% 9
Kent -4 46 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 509 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 463 (41.75%) Active Directory
3 440 (39.68%) Windows Server
4 381 (34.36%) Azure
5 362 (32.64%) VMware
6 326 (29.40%) Office 365
7 257 (23.17%) SQL
8 240 (21.64%) Linux
9 231 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 211 (19.03%) SQL Server
11 197 (17.76%) C#
12 195 (17.58%) Windows 10
13 186 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
14 178 (16.05%) .NET
15 162 (14.61%) PowerShell
16 160 (14.43%) Security Cleared
17 157 (14.16%) DNS
18 156 (14.07%) DevOps
19 150 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
20 145 (13.07%) Windows Server 2016
21 144 (12.98%) Hyper-V
22 140 (12.62%) AWS
23 134 (12.08%) Firewall
23 134 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 130 (11.72%) ITIL
25 129 (11.63%) Citrix
26 125 (11.27%) DHCP
27 124 (11.18%) Degree
28 119 (10.73%) Software Engineering
29 117 (10.55%) SCCM

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
1 106 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 102 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 56 (5.05%) IIS
4 44 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (2.52%) Skype for Business
7 25 (2.25%) Confluence
8 19 (1.71%) CMS
9 14 (1.26%) EPiServer
9 14 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (1.17%) Umbraco
11 12 (1.08%) Headless CMS
11 12 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.81%) Kentico
13 9 (0.81%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.81%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.54%) Apache
14 6 (0.54%) NetWeaver
14 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 87 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) Carpe Diem
2 5 (0.45%) Maximo
3 4 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 381 (34.36%) Azure
2 326 (29.40%) Office 365
3 140 (12.62%) AWS
4 53 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 48 (4.33%) IaaS
6 34 (3.07%) SaaS
7 33 (2.98%) PaaS
8 29 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
8 29 (2.61%) OneDrive
9 20 (1.80%) GCP
10 17 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.08%) GitHub
12 10 (0.90%) BPaaS
13 8 (0.72%) Power Automate
14 7 (0.63%) Power Platform
15 6 (0.54%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.54%) Serverless
16 5 (0.45%) G Suite
17 4 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 157 (14.16%) DNS
2 134 (12.08%) Firewall
3 125 (11.27%) DHCP
4 78 (7.03%) TCP/IP
5 72 (6.49%) SAN
6 64 (5.77%) VoIP
7 52 (4.69%) LAN
8 43 (3.88%) WAN
9 42 (3.79%) VPN
10 36 (3.25%) Skype
11 27 (2.43%) Internet
12 23 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (1.80%) Wireless
14 18 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (1.53%) HTTP
15 17 (1.53%) WLAN
16 15 (1.35%) Network Security
17 12 (1.08%) VLAN
17 12 (1.08%) VSAN
18 11 (0.99%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 27 (2.43%) MySQL
4 23 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.53%) Big Data
9 15 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (1.26%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.17%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.72%) QlikView
14 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 94 (8.48%) Git (software)
2 43 (3.88%) Visual Studio
3 42 (3.79%) JIRA
4 29 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (1.80%) Selenium
6 18 (1.62%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.35%) JUnit
8 14 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.99%) TestNG
9 11 (0.99%) WebDriver
10 10 (0.90%) Subversion
11 7 (0.63%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.63%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.54%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.36%) GoogleTest
13 4 (0.36%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.36%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.27%) Maven
14 3 (0.27%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 91 (8.21%) Finance
2 30 (2.71%) Public Sector
3 25 (2.25%) Military
3 25 (2.25%) Retail
4 23 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.35%) Back Office
6 15 (1.35%) Electronics
7 14 (1.26%) Local Government
8 12 (1.08%) Legal
9 11 (0.99%) Marketing
10 10 (0.90%) Law
11 8 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.72%) Automotive
12 7 (0.63%) French Language
13 6 (0.54%) Advertising
13 6 (0.54%) Banking
13 6 (0.54%) Games
13 6 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 158 (14.25%) Support Engineer
2 119 (10.73%) Developer
3 109 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 98 (8.84%) Analyst
5 90 (8.12%) IT Support
6 89 (8.03%) IT Engineer
7 75 (6.76%) Software Engineer
8 70 (6.31%) Architect
9 60 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 60 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
10 51 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
11 47 (4.24%) IT Analyst
12 45 (4.06%) .NET Developer
12 45 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
13 44 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
14 41 (3.70%) Server Engineer
15 39 (3.52%) C# Developer
16 36 (3.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 35 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 34 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (16.05%) .NET
2 67 (6.04%) HTML
3 65 (5.86%) CSS
4 61 (5.50%) AngularJS
5 59 (5.32%) .NET Core
6 50 (4.51%) ASP.NET
7 46 (4.15%) REST
8 40 (3.61%) React
9 37 (3.34%) Web Services
10 33 (2.98%) RabbitMQ
11 32 (2.89%) .NET Framework
11 32 (2.89%) XML
12 31 (2.80%) JSON
13 29 (2.61%) HTML5
14 22 (1.98%) CSS3
14 22 (1.98%) WinForms
15 19 (1.71%) Node.js
15 19 (1.71%) WCF
15 19 (1.71%) WPF
16 18 (1.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 92 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 46 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.61%) Algorithms
4 40 (3.61%) Driving Licence
5 36 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.98%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 23 (2.07%) PKI
9 22 (1.98%) Private Cloud
10 19 (1.71%) Clustering
11 16 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.26%) User Experience
13 13 (1.17%) CMDB
13 13 (1.17%) CUDA
14 9 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 440 (39.68%) Windows Server
2 240 (21.64%) Linux
3 195 (17.58%) Windows 10
4 150 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 145 (13.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 90 (8.12%) Windows 7
7 78 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (5.23%) Windows Server 2019
9 51 (4.60%) Unix
10 34 (3.07%) Windows 8
11 31 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.53%) Android
14 13 (1.17%) CentOS
15 12 (1.08%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.81%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.72%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.63%) Solaris
19 6 (0.54%) AIX
20 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (14.07%) DevOps
3 134 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 130 (11.72%) ITIL
5 119 (10.73%) Software Engineering
6 96 (8.66%) Computer Science
7 86 (7.75%) Test Automation
8 84 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
9 70 (6.31%) Unit Testing
10 65 (5.86%) Scrum
11 58 (5.23%) Migration
12 56 (5.05%) Mathematics
13 50 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 50 (4.51%) TDD
14 44 (3.97%) Service Management
15 40 (3.61%) Infrastructure as Code
16 38 (3.43%) CRM
17 36 (3.25%) High Availability
17 36 (3.25%) Project Delivery
18 35 (3.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 257 (23.17%) SQL
2 197 (17.76%) C#
3 162 (14.61%) PowerShell
4 103 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 84 (7.57%) C++
6 66 (5.95%) Python
7 53 (4.78%) T-SQL
8 42 (3.79%) Java
9 41 (3.70%) C
10 37 (3.34%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.34%) VB
12 19 (1.71%) MATLAB
13 18 (1.62%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.26%) R
15 13 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.17%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.90%) VB6
16 10 (0.90%) VBScript
17 7 (0.63%) Perl
18 5 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 160 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 124 (11.18%) Degree
3 98 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 88 (7.94%) SC Cleared
5 73 (6.58%) DV Cleared
6 65 (5.86%) MCSE
7 44 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (2.89%) CCNA
9 32 (2.89%) MCSA
10 21 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (1.71%) MCP
12 14 (1.26%) PhD
13 13 (1.17%) MCITP
14 12 (1.08%) CCNP
15 9 (0.81%) CISSP
15 9 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.63%) CCA
16 7 (0.63%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.77%) SLA
2 25 (2.25%) GDPR
3 19 (1.71%) QA
4 15 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.54%) NCSC
6 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.18%) NIST
10 1 (0.090%) COBIT
System Software
1 463 (41.75%) Active Directory
2 231 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (12.98%) Hyper-V
4 63 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
5 56 (5.05%) vSphere
6 52 (4.69%) Docker
7 34 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 23 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (1.53%) XenApp
11 13 (1.17%) VMware NSX
11 13 (1.17%) VMware Server
12 12 (1.08%) Firmware
12 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 4 (0.36%) vCloud
16 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 117 (10.55%) SCCM
2 49 (4.42%) SCOM
3 48 (4.33%) Kubernetes
4 44 (3.97%) WSUS
5 33 (2.98%) Terraform
6 30 (2.71%) Ansible
7 24 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 22 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (1.98%) Puppet
9 21 (1.89%) vCenter Server
10 16 (1.44%) Backup Exec
11 15 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
12 14 (1.26%) SCOrch
12 14 (1.26%) SCVMM
13 12 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (1.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 11 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 10 (0.90%) Data Guard
15 10 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 509 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 362 (32.64%) VMware
3 129 (11.63%) Citrix
4 108 (9.74%) Cisco
5 67 (6.04%) Oracle
6 47 (4.24%) Red Hat
7 38 (3.43%) HP
8 32 (2.89%) Google
9 24 (2.16%) EMC
10 21 (1.89%) Veeam
11 20 (1.80%) Juniper
11 20 (1.80%) Symantec
12 18 (1.62%) NetApp
13 17 (1.53%) Dell
14 14 (1.26%) Sitecore
15 13 (1.17%) IBM
15 13 (1.17%) Meraki
16 12 (1.08%) Avaya
16 12 (1.08%) CheckPoint
17 11 (0.99%) SolarWinds