Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 4,307 4,908 6,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.80% 16.94% 18.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.16% 61.13% 63.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,603 4,291 5,741
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
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 7,280 8,029 10,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.01% 27.71% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5,987 6,910 8,851
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,900 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -3 1,690 £40,000 +6.67% 256
Hampshire -1 1,100 £37,500 +7.14% 121
Berkshire +3 986 £42,500 +6.25% 110
Surrey 0 901 £37,500 -1.32% 115
Buckinghamshire -3 453 £37,500 +14.50% 77
West Sussex 0 285 £40,000 +6.67% 35
Oxfordshire -15 252 £37,500 -8.54% 69
Kent -3 177 £37,500 +7.14% 40
East Sussex -22 132 £40,000 - 21
M4 Corridor +6 6 £62,500 -
Middlesex -11 6 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Home Counties - 3 £42,500 -
Isle of Wight -6 1 £35,250 +46.88%
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,757 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 1,615 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 1,597 (37.08%) Active Directory
4 1,284 (29.81%) Linux
5 1,050 (24.38%) VMware
6 927 (21.52%) SQL
7 864 (20.06%) SQL Server
8 859 (19.94%) Office 365
9 780 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 717 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
11 693 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 666 (15.46%) C#
13 656 (15.23%) Windows 10
14 645 (14.98%) ITIL
15 626 (14.53%) .NET
16 617 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
17 608 (14.12%) Microsoft Office
18 593 (13.77%) Windows 7
19 587 (13.63%) Firewall
20 515 (11.96%) Hyper-V
21 513 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
22 503 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
23 479 (11.12%) Degree
24 471 (10.94%) DNS
25 469 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 446 (10.36%) PowerShell
27 438 (10.17%) JavaScript
28 420 (9.75%) MS Exchange
29 401 (9.31%) TCP/IP
30 400 (9.29%) Finance

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
1 420 (9.75%) MS Exchange
2 383 (8.89%) IIS
3 189 (4.39%) SharePoint
4 151 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 112 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 92 (2.14%) Skype for Business
7 88 (2.04%) Apache
8 65 (1.51%) JBoss
9 52 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 51 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 50 (1.16%) Confluence
12 45 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
13 36 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
14 35 (0.81%) CMS
15 32 (0.74%) Apache Spark
15 32 (0.74%) Umbraco
16 24 (0.56%) OpenStack
17 23 (0.53%) WebSphere
18 20 (0.46%) WildFly
19 19 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 608 (14.12%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.093%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.093%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.093%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.093%) Simulink
9 3 (0.070%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.023%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.023%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.023%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.023%) SPSS
11 1 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.14%) assyst
3 6 (0.14%) Magento
4 5 (0.12%) Maximo
4 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.12%) Workfront
5 4 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.093%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 4 (0.093%) Scribe Insight
5 4 (0.093%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.046%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.046%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.023%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.023%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.023%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.023%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 859 (19.94%) Office 365
2 780 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 388 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
4 149 (3.46%) IaaS
5 128 (2.97%) PaaS
6 95 (2.21%) SaaS
7 75 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 45 (1.04%) GitHub
10 43 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
11 33 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
12 25 (0.58%) Mimecast
13 20 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 20 (0.46%) Amazon S3
14 19 (0.44%) G Suite
15 18 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.42%) Serverless
16 15 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
17 13 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 587 (13.63%) Firewall
2 471 (10.94%) DNS
3 401 (9.31%) TCP/IP
4 381 (8.85%) DHCP
5 329 (7.64%) LAN
6 316 (7.34%) WAN
7 281 (6.52%) VPN
8 195 (4.53%) SAN
9 181 (4.20%) Internet
10 162 (3.76%) Network Security
11 145 (3.37%) VoIP
12 136 (3.16%) VLAN
13 128 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
14 113 (2.62%) Wireless
15 91 (2.11%) Skype
16 61 (1.42%) WLAN
17 49 (1.14%) NAS
18 48 (1.11%) MPLS
19 46 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
20 44 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 864 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 212 (4.92%) MySQL
3 110 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 99 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 95 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 79 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 70 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 66 (1.53%) NoSQL
9 62 (1.44%) Relational Database
10 57 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 49 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 42 (0.98%) Big Data
13 40 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
14 35 (0.81%) MongoDB
15 31 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
16 30 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
19 24 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
19 24 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 280 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 166 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 153 (3.55%) JIRA
4 124 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 73 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 70 (1.63%) Selenium
7 68 (1.58%) Subversion
8 45 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 42 (0.98%) TeamCity
10 30 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 30 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
11 27 (0.63%) Mercurial
12 26 (0.60%) Vagrant
13 24 (0.56%) NUnit
14 20 (0.46%) Bitbucket
15 19 (0.44%) Gerrit
15 19 (0.44%) MSBuild
16 18 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.35%) Android Studio
17 15 (0.35%) Eclipse
General
1 400 (9.29%) Finance
2 118 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 114 (2.65%) Marketing
4 95 (2.21%) Legal
5 76 (1.76%) Retail
6 59 (1.37%) Back Office
7 58 (1.35%) Electronics
7 58 (1.35%) Law
8 52 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 41 (0.95%) Banking
10 38 (0.88%) Automotive
11 36 (0.84%) Aerospace
12 30 (0.70%) Games
13 23 (0.53%) French Language
14 21 (0.49%) German Language
15 19 (0.44%) Advertising
16 14 (0.33%) Publishing
17 10 (0.23%) Military
18 8 (0.19%) Billing
19 6 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 740 (17.18%) Analyst
2 610 (14.16%) Developer
3 586 (13.61%) Support Engineer
4 429 (9.96%) IT Support
5 378 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 367 (8.52%) Support Analyst
7 287 (6.66%) IT Engineer
8 259 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
9 245 (5.69%) Administrator
10 237 (5.50%) .NET Developer
11 220 (5.11%) Software Engineer
12 198 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
13 177 (4.11%) Service Analyst
14 173 (4.02%) IT Analyst
15 172 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
16 167 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
17 160 (3.71%) Technical Support
18 155 (3.60%) Desktop Support
19 154 (3.58%) Software Developer
20 142 (3.30%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (14.53%) .NET
2 303 (7.04%) HTML
3 260 (6.04%) CSS
4 257 (5.97%) ASP.NET
5 217 (5.04%) Web Services
6 201 (4.67%) WPF
7 185 (4.30%) AngularJS
8 168 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 167 (3.88%) .NET Framework
10 150 (3.48%) WinForms
11 148 (3.44%) jQuery
12 138 (3.20%) WCF
13 113 (2.62%) XML
14 102 (2.37%) Node.js
15 101 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
16 99 (2.30%) HTML5
17 82 (1.90%) Entity Framework
17 82 (1.90%) REST
18 72 (1.67%) RESTful
19 69 (1.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 258 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 248 (5.76%) Computer Science
3 221 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 185 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
5 165 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 123 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 97 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 97 (2.25%) PKI
8 94 (2.18%) Replication
9 91 (2.11%) Public Cloud
10 83 (1.93%) Clustering
11 69 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
12 60 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 41 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
14 38 (0.88%) Algorithms
15 37 (0.86%) EPoS
16 35 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
17 34 (0.79%) Fat Client
17 34 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
17 34 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,615 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 1,284 (29.81%) Linux
3 656 (15.23%) Windows 10
4 617 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 593 (13.77%) Windows 7
6 513 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 296 (6.87%) Unix
8 233 (5.41%) Windows 8
9 154 (3.58%) Apple iOS
10 149 (3.46%) Android
11 113 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 75 (1.74%) CentOS
13 70 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 65 (1.51%) Windows XP
15 62 (1.44%) Mac OS X
16 56 (1.30%) Solaris
17 47 (1.09%) AIX
18 36 (0.84%) Ubuntu
19 33 (0.77%) Debian
20 31 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (14.98%) ITIL
3 503 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
4 469 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 346 (8.03%) Software Engineering
6 334 (7.75%) DevOps
7 285 (6.62%) MVC
8 240 (5.57%) TDD
9 235 (5.46%) Incident Management
10 217 (5.04%) Project Management
11 205 (4.76%) Scrum
12 203 (4.71%) Service Management
13 194 (4.50%) Migration
14 187 (4.34%) Test Automation
15 181 (4.20%) SDLC
16 180 (4.18%) Problem Management
17 164 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
18 163 (3.78%) Mentoring
19 147 (3.41%) Configuration Management
19 147 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 927 (21.52%) SQL
2 666 (15.46%) C#
3 446 (10.36%) PowerShell
4 438 (10.17%) JavaScript
5 393 (9.12%) Java
6 319 (7.41%) C++
7 295 (6.85%) Python
8 191 (4.43%) C
9 123 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 113 (2.62%) T-SQL
11 112 (2.60%) Ruby
12 77 (1.79%) PHP
13 76 (1.76%) Perl
14 60 (1.39%) VB.NET
15 52 (1.21%) Shell Script
16 38 (0.88%) VB
17 35 (0.81%) VBScript
18 34 (0.79%) PL/SQL
19 26 (0.60%) Embedded C++
19 26 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 479 (11.12%) Degree
2 358 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 304 (7.06%) Security Cleared
4 219 (5.08%) MCSE
5 205 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 148 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
7 134 (3.11%) CCNA
8 127 (2.95%) MCSA
9 119 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 102 (2.37%) MCP
11 101 (2.35%) DV Cleared
12 91 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 65 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
14 63 (1.46%) CISSP
15 61 (1.42%) CCNP
16 48 (1.11%) A+ Certification
17 38 (0.88%) ISTQB
18 30 (0.70%) PhD
19 29 (0.67%) DBS Check
19 29 (0.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (5.34%) SLA
2 170 (3.95%) QA
3 96 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (1.18%) GDPR
5 47 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 25 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 20 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.37%) PMO
8 16 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 11 (0.26%) FISMA
11 8 (0.19%) ISO 14001
11 8 (0.19%) PSD2
12 7 (0.16%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.14%) DICOM
13 6 (0.14%) WAI
14 4 (0.093%) COBIT
14 4 (0.093%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.070%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1,597 (37.08%) Active Directory
2 693 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 515 (11.96%) Hyper-V
4 171 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
5 153 (3.55%) Docker
6 121 (2.81%) vSphere
7 107 (2.48%) XenApp
8 105 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 89 (2.07%) XenDesktop
10 61 (1.42%) Firmware
11 56 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
12 33 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 32 (0.74%) VirtualBox
14 22 (0.51%) HDFS
15 19 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (0.37%) Apache Flume
16 16 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 16 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
17 15 (0.35%) KVM
17 15 (0.35%) LXC
Systems Management
1 287 (6.66%) SCCM
2 144 (3.34%) SCOM
3 121 (2.81%) Ansible
4 117 (2.72%) Puppet
5 76 (1.76%) Kubernetes
6 70 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (1.42%) vCenter Server
8 42 (0.98%) WSUS
9 41 (0.95%) Backup Exec
9 41 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
10 37 (0.86%) Terraform
11 27 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 27 (0.63%) Nagios
11 27 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
12 26 (0.60%) Kibana
13 22 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
13 22 (0.51%) Tivoli
14 20 (0.46%) NetBackup
14 20 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 19 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,757 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 1,050 (24.38%) VMware
3 369 (8.57%) Cisco
4 356 (8.27%) Oracle
5 346 (8.03%) Citrix
6 152 (3.53%) ServiceNow
7 131 (3.04%) HP
8 115 (2.67%) Apple
8 115 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 87 (2.02%) BMC
9 87 (2.02%) IBM
10 77 (1.79%) SolarWinds
11 73 (1.69%) Dell
12 71 (1.65%) Juniper
13 58 (1.35%) Google
14 56 (1.30%) Veeam
15 55 (1.28%) SAP
16 54 (1.25%) Symantec
17 46 (1.07%) Sophos
18 43 (1.00%) EMC