Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 18 16 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,103 1,542 2,301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.44% 11.37% 13.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.64% 53.10% 58.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,686 1,266 1,866
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
75th Percentile £58,000 £55,000 £54,938
90th Percentile £76,250 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%

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 4,324 2,904 3,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.46% 21.42% 23.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,755 2,278 3,256
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,625 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,491
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.03% +4.19%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +5 780 £42,500 -5.56% 151
Hampshire 0 554 £42,500 +6.25% 78
Surrey -19 331 £43,250 +1.76% 60
Oxfordshire +15 312 £50,000 +17.65% 45
Berkshire +11 270 £40,000 -5.88% 70
Buckinghamshire -21 198 £39,000 -22.00% 36
West Sussex +4 176 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Kent -7 155 £42,500 +6.25% 35
East Sussex -26 56 £47,500 +15.15% 11
Sussex -5 6 £51,000 +2.00%
Home Counties - 6 £67,500 -
Middlesex -25 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 917 (43.60%) Microsoft
2 843 (40.09%) Windows Server
3 783 (37.23%) Active Directory
4 726 (34.52%) Microsoft 365
5 721 (34.28%) Azure
6 548 (26.06%) Social Skills
7 535 (25.44%) Linux
8 503 (23.92%) VMware
9 383 (18.21%) Windows 10
10 360 (17.12%) Firewall
11 335 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
12 332 (15.79%) Agile
13 323 (15.36%) ITIL
14 318 (15.12%) AWS
15 316 (15.03%) Degree
16 314 (14.93%) SQL
17 312 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 258 (12.27%) SQL Server
19 246 (11.70%) DNS
20 235 (11.17%) PowerShell
21 234 (11.13%) DevOps
22 233 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 224 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
24 223 (10.60%) Finance
25 219 (10.41%) C#
26 211 (10.03%) Cisco
27 197 (9.37%) DHCP
28 192 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
29 191 (9.08%) Python
30 188 (8.94%) Cybersecurity

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
1 182 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 170 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 102 (4.85%) IIS
4 38 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 29 (1.38%) Apache
6 24 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 16 (0.76%) CMS
11 14 (0.67%) Confluence
11 14 (0.67%) JBoss
12 12 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.48%) IBM Domino
13 10 (0.48%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.43%) WordPress
15 8 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.29%) Jetty
16 6 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 224 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.48%) Campfire
5 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.048%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.19%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.095%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.048%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.048%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.048%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 726 (34.52%) Microsoft 365
2 721 (34.28%) Azure
3 318 (15.12%) AWS
4 162 (7.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 85 (4.04%) IaaS
6 77 (3.66%) SaaS
7 75 (3.57%) GCP
8 50 (2.38%) Serverless
9 49 (2.33%) Power Platform
10 48 (2.28%) PaaS
11 41 (1.95%) OneDrive
12 39 (1.85%) GitHub
13 36 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (1.00%) Mimecast
16 20 (0.95%) OpenShift
17 19 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
18 18 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
19 17 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
20 15 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 360 (17.12%) Firewall
2 246 (11.70%) DNS
3 197 (9.37%) DHCP
4 125 (5.94%) VPN
5 121 (5.75%) LAN
6 117 (5.56%) WAN
7 106 (5.04%) SAN
8 99 (4.71%) Internet
9 90 (4.28%) TCP/IP
10 73 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
11 66 (3.14%) VoIP
11 66 (3.14%) Wireless
12 58 (2.76%) Network Security
12 58 (2.76%) VLAN
13 54 (2.57%) Remote Desktop
14 33 (1.57%) SNMP
15 29 (1.38%) HTTP
16 28 (1.33%) PBX
17 20 (0.95%) NAS
18 19 (0.90%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.66%) MySQL
3 48 (2.28%) Data Mining
4 43 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 33 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (1.14%) DB2
9 20 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
9 20 (0.95%) Redis
10 19 (0.90%) InfluxDB
11 18 (0.86%) JasperReports
12 17 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 17 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
13 15 (0.71%) Couchbase
13 15 (0.71%) Relational Database
14 14 (0.67%) Power BI
15 13 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 116 (5.52%) Git (software)
2 91 (4.33%) Jenkins
3 73 (3.47%) Visual Studio
4 57 (2.71%) JIRA
5 44 (2.09%) IDA Disassembler
6 23 (1.09%) Subversion
7 22 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (0.71%) GitLab
9 14 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (0.52%) Postman
11 11 (0.52%) Selenium
12 10 (0.48%) ReSharper
13 9 (0.43%) NUnit
13 9 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.38%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.38%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.38%) StyleCop
15 7 (0.33%) Maven
General
1 548 (26.06%) Social Skills
2 223 (10.60%) Finance
3 192 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (4.23%) Retail
5 88 (4.18%) Telecoms
6 69 (3.28%) Organisational Skills
7 57 (2.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 53 (2.52%) Marketing
9 50 (2.38%) Manufacturing
10 48 (2.28%) Electronics
11 45 (2.14%) Games
12 42 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
13 41 (1.95%) Legal
13 41 (1.95%) Public Sector
14 39 (1.85%) Law
15 38 (1.81%) Digital Economy
16 32 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
17 30 (1.43%) Banking
18 22 (1.05%) Advertising
19 15 (0.71%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 329 (15.64%) Support Engineer
2 297 (14.12%) Analyst
3 246 (11.70%) IT Support
4 245 (11.65%) IT Engineer
5 197 (9.37%) Developer
6 189 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 148 (7.04%) Support Analyst
8 141 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 132 (6.28%) IT Support Engineer
10 106 (5.04%) Software Engineer
11 92 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 88 (4.18%) IT Analyst
13 76 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 69 (3.28%) Software Developer
15 64 (3.04%) Network Engineer
16 63 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 63 (3.00%) Service Analyst
17 62 (2.95%) Consultant
18 61 (2.90%) .NET Developer
19 60 (2.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (7.13%) .NET
2 78 (3.71%) Elastic Stack
3 62 (2.95%) HTML
4 61 (2.90%) ASP.NET
5 60 (2.85%) AngularJS
6 52 (2.47%) CSS
6 52 (2.47%) WPF
7 51 (2.43%) .NET Core
8 47 (2.23%) React
8 47 (2.23%) REST
9 44 (2.09%) Web Services
10 38 (1.81%) COM
11 33 (1.57%) .NET Framework
12 32 (1.52%) Node.js
13 31 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 29 (1.38%) OAuth
14 29 (1.38%) XML
15 28 (1.33%) jQuery
15 28 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
15 28 (1.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.04%) Data Centre
2 88 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 81 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (3.19%) User Experience
5 62 (2.95%) Public Cloud
6 61 (2.90%) Driving Licence
7 59 (2.81%) Algorithms
8 57 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
9 48 (2.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 48 (2.28%) NHS
10 45 (2.14%) Replication
11 44 (2.09%) Blog
12 43 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
12 43 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
13 40 (1.90%) Private Cloud
14 38 (1.81%) PKI
15 37 (1.76%) Virtual Team
16 35 (1.66%) Clustering
17 30 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
18 27 (1.28%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 843 (40.09%) Windows Server
2 535 (25.44%) Linux
3 383 (18.21%) Windows 10
4 183 (8.70%) Windows Server 2019
5 167 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 140 (6.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 129 (6.13%) Unix
8 100 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 97 (4.61%) Android
10 96 (4.56%) Windows 7
11 83 (3.95%) Apple iOS
12 70 (3.33%) Mac OS
13 69 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 39 (1.85%) Windows 8
16 31 (1.47%) Mac OS X
16 31 (1.47%) VMS
17 29 (1.38%) Solaris
18 24 (1.14%) Windows XP
19 19 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
2 332 (15.79%) Agile
3 323 (15.36%) ITIL
4 234 (11.13%) DevOps
5 233 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 188 (8.94%) Cybersecurity
7 171 (8.13%) Test Automation
8 160 (7.61%) CI/CD
9 153 (7.28%) Software Engineering
10 142 (6.75%) Service Delivery
11 136 (6.47%) Computer Science
12 134 (6.37%) Mentoring
13 129 (6.13%) Project Management
14 127 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
15 113 (5.37%) Software Testing
16 95 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 90 (4.28%) Scrum
18 87 (4.14%) Incident Management
18 87 (4.14%) Time Management
19 86 (4.09%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 314 (14.93%) SQL
2 235 (11.17%) PowerShell
3 219 (10.41%) C#
4 191 (9.08%) Python
5 158 (7.51%) C++
6 107 (5.09%) JavaScript
7 98 (4.66%) C
8 90 (4.28%) Bash
9 85 (4.04%) Java
10 67 (3.19%) Perl
11 56 (2.66%) Shell Script
12 36 (1.71%) T-SQL
13 32 (1.52%) VB
14 16 (0.76%) Go
15 15 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.62%) VBScript
17 12 (0.57%) PHP
18 11 (0.52%) Ruby
18 11 (0.52%) VB6
19 8 (0.38%) Lua
Qualifications
1 316 (15.03%) Degree
2 148 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 135 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 62 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 61 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (2.71%) MCSE
8 55 (2.62%) CCNA
9 52 (2.47%) DBS Check
10 46 (2.19%) CISSP
11 45 (2.14%) DV Cleared
12 42 (2.00%) MCP
13 41 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (1.14%) A+ Certification
15 22 (1.05%) MCSA
16 18 (0.86%) HNC
16 18 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (0.76%) Master's Degree
18 14 (0.67%) HND
18 14 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (8.18%) SLA
2 105 (4.99%) GDPR
3 76 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (2.52%) QA
5 52 (2.47%) PCI DSS
6 32 (1.52%) NIST
7 28 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 23 (1.09%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.67%) PMO
10 13 (0.62%) SOC 1
10 13 (0.62%) SOC 2
11 10 (0.48%) HL7
12 9 (0.43%) Accessibility
13 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.14%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.095%) GRC
16 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 783 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 312 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 130 (6.18%) Docker
5 124 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
6 64 (3.04%) XenApp
7 53 (2.52%) vSphere
8 36 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 20 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (0.95%) Xen
12 19 (0.90%) Firmware
12 19 (0.90%) KVM
13 14 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 11 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.38%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.29%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.29%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 161 (7.66%) SCCM
2 143 (6.80%) Kubernetes
3 129 (6.13%) Ansible
4 120 (5.71%) Terraform
5 106 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
6 65 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (2.95%) Grafana
8 51 (2.43%) Puppet
8 51 (2.43%) vCenter Server
9 40 (1.90%) WSUS
10 31 (1.47%) Kibana
11 28 (1.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 27 (1.28%) IBM BigFix
13 19 (0.90%) logstash
13 19 (0.90%) SCOM
13 19 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
14 18 (0.86%) Tivoli
15 16 (0.76%) PowerCLI
15 16 (0.76%) Prometheus
16 15 (0.71%) Opsview
Vendors
1 917 (43.60%) Microsoft
2 503 (23.92%) VMware
3 211 (10.03%) Cisco
4 179 (8.51%) Citrix
5 113 (5.37%) Oracle
6 89 (4.23%) Veeam
7 77 (3.66%) Sophos
8 72 (3.42%) Apple
9 65 (3.09%) IBM
10 63 (3.00%) HP
10 63 (3.00%) Red Hat
11 56 (2.66%) Google
11 56 (2.66%) NetApp
12 42 (2.00%) SolarWinds
13 34 (1.62%) Dell
13 34 (1.62%) Meraki
13 34 (1.62%) Splunk
14 32 (1.52%) SAP
15 28 (1.33%) 3PAR
16 24 (1.14%) ANSYS