Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,786 1,611 3,892
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.93% 13.48% 14.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.68% 56.79% 58.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 1,306 3,177
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.61%

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 3,524 2,837 6,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.56% 23.75% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,523 2,372 5,550
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 652 £47,500 +11.76% 210
Hampshire -17 424 £42,500 +13.33% 108
Surrey 0 337 £40,000 +6.67% 78
Berkshire -14 279 £50,000 +17.65% 82
Buckinghamshire +8 205 £48,000 +1.05% 64
Oxfordshire -6 168 £42,500 +6.25% 64
West Sussex -6 164 £40,000 -11.11% 21
East Sussex -7 101 £50,000 +42.86% 18
Kent -10 83 £37,500 -6.25% 31
Sussex +3 9 £40,000 +33.33%
Middlesex +7 1 £50,000 +92.31% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £29,000 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 782 (43.78%) Microsoft
2 728 (40.76%) Active Directory
3 697 (39.03%) Azure
4 685 (38.35%) Windows Server
5 607 (33.99%) Microsoft 365
6 519 (29.06%) VMware
7 516 (28.89%) Linux
8 453 (25.36%) Social Skills
9 399 (22.34%) Windows 10
10 354 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
11 336 (18.81%) SQL
12 314 (17.58%) Firewall
13 313 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 309 (17.30%) SQL Server
15 307 (17.19%) ITIL
16 265 (14.84%) PowerShell
17 251 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 246 (13.77%) AWS
19 244 (13.66%) C#
20 239 (13.38%) DevOps
21 235 (13.16%) DNS
22 232 (12.99%) Degree
23 230 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
23 230 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
24 220 (12.32%) Cisco
24 220 (12.32%) Hyper-V
25 213 (11.93%) JavaScript
26 191 (10.69%) .NET
27 187 (10.47%) Azure Active Directory
28 186 (10.41%) VPN

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
1 172 (9.63%) MS Exchange
2 168 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 97 (5.43%) IIS
4 58 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (1.90%) Confluence
6 23 (1.29%) Apache
7 20 (1.12%) CMS
8 16 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (0.84%) WordPress
10 13 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.67%) Skype for Business
12 11 (0.62%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.56%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.56%) Kentico
14 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.50%) Umbraco
15 7 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 146 (8.17%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.34%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.34%) Revit
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.056%) Figma
8 1 (0.056%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
1 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.34%) Sage 200
2 4 (0.22%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.17%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.056%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 697 (39.03%) Azure
2 607 (33.99%) Microsoft 365
3 246 (13.77%) AWS
4 187 (10.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 84 (4.70%) IaaS
6 83 (4.65%) PaaS
7 54 (3.02%) SaaS
8 35 (1.96%) OneDrive
9 33 (1.85%) Power Platform
10 31 (1.74%) Mimecast
11 22 (1.23%) Google Workspace
12 21 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (1.12%) PowerApps
14 16 (0.90%) GCP
15 13 (0.73%) Power Automate
16 10 (0.56%) GitHub
16 10 (0.56%) Serverless
17 9 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
17 9 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.50%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 314 (17.58%) Firewall
2 235 (13.16%) DNS
3 186 (10.41%) VPN
4 169 (9.46%) TCP/IP
5 159 (8.90%) DHCP
6 125 (7.00%) WAN
7 107 (5.99%) LAN
8 88 (4.93%) SAN
9 55 (3.08%) Internet
10 51 (2.86%) Network Security
11 45 (2.52%) VLAN
12 42 (2.35%) VoIP
13 41 (2.30%) Wireless
14 38 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
16 31 (1.74%) MPLS
17 23 (1.29%) HTTP
17 23 (1.29%) OSPF
17 23 (1.29%) SSL
18 17 (0.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 39 (2.18%) MongoDB
4 33 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 30 (1.68%) MySQL
6 19 (1.06%) Redis
6 19 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (0.78%) Power BI
9 13 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.50%) GIS
12 9 (0.50%) MariaDB
12 9 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.45%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 144 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 70 (3.92%) JIRA
3 49 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 35 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 26 (1.46%) Bitbucket
6 25 (1.40%) Gradle
7 18 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.90%) IntelliJ
8 16 (0.90%) Subversion
9 14 (0.78%) Maven
10 13 (0.73%) CruiseControl
10 13 (0.73%) NUnit
11 12 (0.67%) Bugzilla
11 12 (0.67%) Eclipse
11 12 (0.67%) Gemini Tracker
11 12 (0.67%) Hudson
11 12 (0.67%) Moq
11 12 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 11 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 453 (25.36%) Social Skills
2 166 (9.29%) Finance
3 126 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.81%) Organisational Skills
5 64 (3.58%) Legal
6 56 (3.14%) Marketing
6 56 (3.14%) Public Sector
7 44 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 40 (2.24%) Presentation Skills
9 38 (2.13%) Retail
10 28 (1.57%) Electronics
10 28 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.46%) Automotive
12 23 (1.29%) Law
13 21 (1.18%) Digital Economy
13 21 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
14 17 (0.95%) Military
15 15 (0.84%) Aerospace
16 14 (0.78%) Local Government
17 13 (0.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 238 (13.33%) Developer
2 222 (12.43%) Support Engineer
3 193 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 173 (9.69%) Analyst
5 158 (8.85%) IT Support
6 137 (7.67%) IT Engineer
7 101 (5.66%) Architect
8 96 (5.38%) Administrator
9 90 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
10 84 (4.70%) Software Engineer
10 84 (4.70%) Support Analyst
11 78 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
12 71 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
13 66 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 66 (3.70%) Technical Support
14 64 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
15 63 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
16 61 (3.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 60 (3.36%) C# Developer
18 57 (3.19%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (10.69%) .NET
2 159 (8.90%) HTML
3 140 (7.84%) AngularJS
4 123 (6.89%) CSS
5 93 (5.21%) REST
6 77 (4.31%) React
7 69 (3.86%) Node.js
8 67 (3.75%) Web Services
9 65 (3.64%) HTML5
10 61 (3.42%) ASP.NET
11 59 (3.30%) .NET Core
12 43 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
13 38 (2.13%) .NET Framework
14 36 (2.02%) Java EE
14 36 (2.02%) jQuery
14 36 (2.02%) XML
15 35 (1.96%) WPF
16 32 (1.79%) CSS3
17 29 (1.62%) RxJS
18 26 (1.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 143 (8.01%) Data Centre
2 92 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
3 72 (4.03%) Driving Licence
4 50 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
5 48 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 42 (2.35%) User Experience
7 37 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 37 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.68%) Clustering
9 29 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
10 27 (1.51%) PKI
11 25 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 23 (1.29%) Replication
13 21 (1.18%) Robotics
14 20 (1.12%) NHS
15 19 (1.06%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
17 13 (0.73%) Client/Server
17 13 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
18 12 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 685 (38.35%) Windows Server
2 516 (28.89%) Linux
3 399 (22.34%) Windows 10
4 230 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 182 (10.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 129 (7.22%) Windows Server 2019
7 113 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (5.04%) Windows 7
9 87 (4.87%) Android
10 76 (4.26%) Unix
11 63 (3.53%) Apple iOS
12 45 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 36 (2.02%) Ubuntu
14 22 (1.23%) Mac OS
15 20 (1.12%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.90%) CentOS
16 16 (0.90%) Solaris
16 16 (0.90%) VMS
16 16 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.73%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (17.19%) ITIL
3 251 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 239 (13.38%) DevOps
5 230 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
6 186 (10.41%) Computer Science
7 147 (8.23%) Software Engineering
8 119 (6.66%) Scrum
9 98 (5.49%) Migration
10 93 (5.21%) Project Management
11 92 (5.15%) Test Automation
12 87 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 85 (4.76%) Mentoring
14 82 (4.59%) Full Stack Development
15 77 (4.31%) SDLC
15 77 (4.31%) Service Delivery
15 77 (4.31%) Time Management
16 75 (4.20%) Infrastructure as Code
17 71 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
18 67 (3.75%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 336 (18.81%) SQL
2 265 (14.84%) PowerShell
3 244 (13.66%) C#
4 213 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 167 (9.35%) Java
6 122 (6.83%) Python
7 105 (5.88%) C++
8 61 (3.42%) C
8 61 (3.42%) TypeScript
9 47 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 36 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.34%) VB.NET
12 23 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.23%) Gremlin
14 17 (0.95%) Perl
15 14 (0.78%) VB
15 14 (0.78%) XAML
16 12 (0.67%) C++/CLI
16 12 (0.67%) Ruby
16 12 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 232 (12.99%) Degree
2 163 (9.13%) Security Cleared
3 116 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 88 (4.93%) SC Cleared
6 75 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (3.92%) MCSE
8 53 (2.97%) CCNA
9 33 (1.85%) Master's Degree
9 33 (1.85%) MCP
10 31 (1.74%) DBS Check
11 28 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (1.40%) CCNP
12 25 (1.40%) MCSA
13 24 (1.34%) A+ Certification
14 23 (1.29%) CISSP
15 21 (1.18%) DV Cleared
16 20 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 17 (0.95%) CEH
17 17 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.44%) SLA
2 61 (3.42%) QA
3 47 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (2.07%) GDPR
5 33 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (0.67%) NIST
7 10 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.39%) Accessibility
8 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.39%) PMO
8 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.34%) COBIT
9 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.28%) NCSC
11 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.22%) GRC
12 2 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 728 (40.76%) Active Directory
2 313 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (12.32%) Hyper-V
4 83 (4.65%) Docker
5 57 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
6 54 (3.02%) vSphere
7 41 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (2.30%) XenApp
8 38 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (1.01%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.67%) VirtualBox
11 11 (0.62%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.56%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.34%) Firmware
14 6 (0.34%) KVM
14 6 (0.34%) NFS
14 6 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 131 (7.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 120 (6.72%) SCCM
3 88 (4.93%) Ansible
4 77 (4.31%) Kubernetes
5 70 (3.92%) Terraform
6 21 (1.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 21 (1.18%) vCenter Server
7 20 (1.12%) Puppet
8 19 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
9 18 (1.01%) SCOM
9 18 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (0.90%) WSUS
11 13 (0.73%) SCVMM
11 13 (0.73%) vRealize
12 12 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (0.56%) FortiGate
13 10 (0.56%) Grafana
14 9 (0.50%) SCOrch
15 8 (0.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 782 (43.78%) Microsoft
2 519 (29.06%) VMware
3 220 (12.32%) Cisco
4 185 (10.36%) Citrix
5 105 (5.88%) Oracle
6 64 (3.58%) Meraki
7 60 (3.36%) Veeam
8 47 (2.63%) Sophos
9 46 (2.58%) HP
10 43 (2.41%) Google
11 41 (2.30%) NetApp
12 40 (2.24%) ServiceNow
13 36 (2.02%) Splunk
14 32 (1.79%) Red Hat
15 30 (1.68%) SAP
16 29 (1.62%) Dell
17 27 (1.51%) Apple
18 23 (1.29%) Juniper
19 22 (1.23%) F5
20 20 (1.12%) IBM