Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,299 3,680 3,935
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 12.89% 15.88% 14.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.40% 63.18% 59.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,191 3,142 3,400
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £64,650 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +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 2,263 5,825 6,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.46% 25.14% 24.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,833 4,882 5,553
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -5 403 £45,000 +16.88% 102
Hampshire -3 325 £37,900 +8.29% 67
Surrey -6 220 £45,000 +21.62% 42
Berkshire -8 185 £44,000 +3.53% 49
West Sussex -10 163 £45,000 - 20
Oxfordshire +2 124 £45,000 +16.88% 35
Buckinghamshire -1 98 £47,500 +46.15% 18
Kent -5 67 £35,000 -3.45% 24
East Sussex -6 66 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Sussex +4 45 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Middlesex +10 4 £50,000 +66.67% 3
Isle of Wight +2 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 628 (48.34%) Microsoft
2 588 (45.27%) Active Directory
3 477 (36.72%) Windows Server
4 431 (33.18%) Azure
5 426 (32.79%) Office 365
6 403 (31.02%) VMware
7 277 (21.32%) Windows 10
8 260 (20.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 253 (19.48%) Linux
10 233 (17.94%) SQL
11 225 (17.32%) SQL Server
12 219 (16.86%) ITIL
12 219 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
13 197 (15.17%) Firewall
14 191 (14.70%) DevOps
15 189 (14.55%) PowerShell
16 184 (14.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 184 (14.16%) DNS
17 165 (12.70%) MS Exchange
17 165 (12.70%) C#
18 158 (12.16%) Security Cleared
18 158 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 151 (11.62%) Hyper-V
20 150 (11.55%) Cisco
21 143 (11.01%) AWS
22 142 (10.93%) .NET
23 141 (10.85%) Scrum
23 141 (10.85%) Windows Server 2016
24 139 (10.70%) DHCP
25 138 (10.62%) JavaScript

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
1 165 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 109 (8.39%) SharePoint
3 70 (5.39%) IIS
4 50 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 44 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (2.16%) Confluence
6 28 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.54%) CMS
8 16 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.92%) Apache
9 12 (0.92%) EPiServer
10 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.69%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.54%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.46%) Kentico
14 5 (0.38%) SAS
14 5 (0.38%) WordPress
15 4 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 87 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.077%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.38%) Carpe Diem
2 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.31%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.15%) Maximo
4 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.077%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.077%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 431 (33.18%) Azure
2 426 (32.79%) Office 365
3 143 (11.01%) AWS
4 90 (6.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 70 (5.39%) IaaS
6 56 (4.31%) SaaS
7 54 (4.16%) PaaS
8 24 (1.85%) OneDrive
9 16 (1.23%) Mimecast
10 12 (0.92%) GCP
11 11 (0.85%) GitHub
12 9 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.54%) Serverless
15 6 (0.46%) BPaaS
16 5 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 5 (0.38%) G Suite
16 5 (0.38%) Logic Apps
16 5 (0.38%) Power Platform
17 4 (0.31%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 197 (15.17%) Firewall
2 184 (14.16%) DNS
3 139 (10.70%) DHCP
4 99 (7.62%) TCP/IP
5 81 (6.24%) SAN
6 63 (4.85%) VPN
7 61 (4.70%) VoIP
8 56 (4.31%) WAN
9 55 (4.23%) LAN
10 33 (2.54%) Skype
11 32 (2.46%) VLAN
12 27 (2.08%) IP Telephony
13 24 (1.85%) Wireless
14 22 (1.69%) VSAN
15 20 (1.54%) Network Security
16 19 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (1.46%) Internet
16 19 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
17 17 (1.31%) PBX
18 13 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.31%) Oracle Database
3 15 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 12 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (0.85%) MySQL
6 11 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.77%) Big Data
7 10 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.54%) QlikView
10 6 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.46%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 75 (5.77%) Git (software)
2 50 (3.85%) JIRA
3 30 (2.31%) Visual Studio
4 24 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 19 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.15%) Selenium
6 15 (1.15%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.08%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.08%) JUnit
8 12 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (0.85%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.69%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.62%) Maven
12 8 (0.62%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.62%) Subversion
12 8 (0.62%) TestNG
12 8 (0.62%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.54%) GitLab
14 5 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 88 (6.77%) Finance
2 40 (3.08%) Digital Economy
3 28 (2.16%) Retail
4 27 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.00%) Public Sector
6 25 (1.92%) Games
6 25 (1.92%) Legal
6 25 (1.92%) Military
7 22 (1.69%) Marketing
8 19 (1.46%) Electronics
8 19 (1.46%) French Language
9 18 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.15%) Law
11 12 (0.92%) Back Office
12 10 (0.77%) Banking
13 9 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.69%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.54%) Automotive
14 7 (0.54%) Local Government
14 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 180 (13.86%) Support Engineer
2 178 (13.70%) Analyst
3 173 (13.32%) Developer
4 125 (9.62%) IT Support
5 122 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 100 (7.70%) IT Engineer
7 80 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 74 (5.70%) IT Analyst
9 72 (5.54%) Service Analyst
10 71 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 69 (5.31%) Support Analyst
12 68 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
13 59 (4.54%) Windows Engineer
14 55 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
15 49 (3.77%) Software Developer
16 47 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
17 46 (3.54%) Architect
18 45 (3.46%) Software Engineer
19 44 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
20 42 (3.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (10.93%) .NET
2 133 (10.24%) HTML
3 125 (9.62%) CSS
4 67 (5.16%) HTML5
5 55 (4.23%) .NET Core
6 50 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 47 (3.62%) ASP.NET
8 38 (2.93%) REST
9 31 (2.39%) RabbitMQ
10 29 (2.23%) React
11 28 (2.16%) Web Services
11 28 (2.16%) WPF
12 26 (2.00%) JSON
13 20 (1.54%) .NET Framework
13 20 (1.54%) CSS3
14 17 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (1.31%) jQuery
14 17 (1.31%) XML
15 16 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 128 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (6.39%) Data Centre
2 83 (6.39%) User Experience
3 55 (4.23%) Driving Licence
3 55 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 42 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 41 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (1.77%) Replication
9 22 (1.69%) PKI
10 19 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.39%) Clustering
12 17 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.31%) Private Cloud
13 15 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.69%) iSeries
15 7 (0.54%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.54%) iPhone
16 6 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 477 (36.72%) Windows Server
2 277 (21.32%) Windows 10
3 253 (19.48%) Linux
4 184 (14.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 141 (10.85%) Windows Server 2016
6 91 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (6.08%) Windows 7
8 78 (6.00%) Windows Server 2019
9 42 (3.23%) Unix
10 25 (1.92%) Windows 8
11 22 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (1.62%) CentOS
13 19 (1.46%) Android
14 12 (0.92%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.69%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.62%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.62%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
1 219 (16.86%) ITIL
2 191 (14.70%) DevOps
3 158 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 141 (10.85%) Scrum
5 115 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (7.01%) Software Engineering
7 85 (6.54%) Service Management
8 81 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 77 (5.93%) Analytical Thinking
10 76 (5.85%) Test Automation
11 60 (4.62%) Computer Science
12 53 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 53 (4.08%) Time Management
13 51 (3.93%) Infrastructure as Code
14 50 (3.85%) Project Management
15 49 (3.77%) Migration
16 48 (3.70%) Unit Testing
17 47 (3.62%) Project Delivery
18 41 (3.16%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 233 (17.94%) SQL
2 189 (14.55%) PowerShell
3 165 (12.70%) C#
4 138 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 101 (7.78%) Java
6 85 (6.54%) C++
7 56 (4.31%) Python
8 40 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 37 (2.85%) C
10 36 (2.77%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.15%) VB
13 13 (1.00%) Perl
14 12 (0.92%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.85%) PHP
15 11 (0.85%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.62%) Embedded C++
16 8 (0.62%) Ruby
17 6 (0.46%) VBScript
17 6 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 158 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 124 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 108 (8.31%) Degree
4 104 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 76 (5.85%) MCSE
6 48 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (3.54%) CCNA
8 44 (3.39%) DV Cleared
9 40 (3.08%) MCSA
10 31 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (2.08%) MCP
12 23 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (1.46%) CISSP
15 17 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 17 (1.31%) VCP6
16 13 (1.00%) CCNP
17 11 (0.85%) A+ Certification
18 10 (0.77%) ISTQB
19 8 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (8.62%) SLA
2 62 (4.77%) GDPR
3 30 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (2.23%) QA
5 6 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.38%) NIST
6 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 588 (45.27%) Active Directory
2 260 (20.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (11.62%) Hyper-V
4 91 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
5 67 (5.16%) Docker
6 62 (4.77%) vSphere
7 38 (2.93%) Virtual Servers
8 27 (2.08%) VMware NSX
9 22 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.08%) Firmware
11 14 (1.08%) XenApp
12 9 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.54%) NFS
14 5 (0.38%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.38%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 130 (10.01%) SCCM
2 71 (5.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 49 (3.77%) Ansible
5 43 (3.31%) Terraform
6 33 (2.54%) SCOM
7 30 (2.31%) SCVMM
8 26 (2.00%) Puppet
9 21 (1.62%) WSUS
10 14 (1.08%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.92%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.85%) Data Guard
12 11 (0.85%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.69%) SCOrch
15 8 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 8 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (0.62%) SCSM
16 7 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 628 (48.34%) Microsoft
2 403 (31.02%) VMware
3 150 (11.55%) Cisco
4 137 (10.55%) Citrix
5 60 (4.62%) Oracle
6 46 (3.54%) Veeam
7 39 (3.00%) Google
8 38 (2.93%) HP
9 31 (2.39%) Dell
10 29 (2.23%) Red Hat
11 26 (2.00%) Avaya
12 24 (1.85%) EMC
13 23 (1.77%) Meraki
14 22 (1.69%) Juniper
15 19 (1.46%) IBM
16 15 (1.15%) Apple
16 15 (1.15%) ServiceNow
17 14 (1.08%) SolarWinds
17 14 (1.08%) Symantec
18 13 (1.00%) SAP