Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 8 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,480 3,864 4,570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 13.30% 14.73% 15.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.91% 58.33% 60.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,244 3,227 3,868
Median annual salary £42,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,049 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +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 2,647 6,624 7,523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.79% 25.26% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,155 5,388 6,153
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,606
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.62% +3.92%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £69,200 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 7 August 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 7 August 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 -1 508 £45,000 +20.00% 76
Hampshire -3 445 £38,500 +10.00% 35
Berkshire -3 240 £47,500 +18.75% 38
Surrey -5 238 £37,500 -16.67% 37
Oxfordshire +4 185 £41,250 +14.58% 21
West Sussex -7 168 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Buckinghamshire -6 90 £47,500 +39.24% 17
East Sussex +6 67 £32,500 -18.75% 10
Kent +5 52 £40,000 +33.33% 19
Middlesex +3 1 £26,000 -30.67%
Sussex -1 1 £30,000 -60.00% 1
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 601 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 586 (39.59%) Active Directory
3 549 (37.09%) Windows Server
4 454 (30.68%) VMware
5 427 (28.85%) Azure
6 413 (27.91%) Office 365
7 350 (23.65%) Linux
8 349 (23.58%) SQL
9 285 (19.26%) Windows 10
10 273 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 271 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
12 266 (17.97%) SQL Server
13 252 (17.03%) C#
14 239 (16.15%) Firewall
14 239 (16.15%) PowerShell
15 235 (15.88%) .NET
16 225 (15.20%) Hyper-V
17 218 (14.73%) Degree
18 205 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 201 (13.58%) Windows Server 2016
20 195 (13.18%) DNS
21 193 (13.04%) Security Cleared
22 190 (12.84%) Cisco
23 184 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
24 183 (12.36%) DevOps
25 174 (11.76%) Software Engineering
26 162 (10.95%) AWS
27 160 (10.81%) SCCM
28 158 (10.68%) DHCP
29 154 (10.41%) 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
1 125 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 94 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 70 (4.73%) IIS
4 45 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (2.43%) Confluence
6 30 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (1.89%) Skype for Business
8 25 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (0.95%) CMS
11 12 (0.81%) Apache
12 11 (0.74%) JBoss
13 10 (0.68%) EPiServer
13 10 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.61%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.61%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.61%) Headless CMS
14 9 (0.61%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 144 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Simulink
7 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.68%) Maximo
3 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.14%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.14%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.068%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.068%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.068%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.068%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 427 (28.85%) Azure
2 413 (27.91%) Office 365
3 162 (10.95%) AWS
4 56 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (2.77%) SaaS
6 35 (2.36%) IaaS
6 35 (2.36%) PaaS
7 27 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
7 27 (1.82%) GCP
8 26 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.55%) OneDrive
10 13 (0.88%) Power Platform
11 11 (0.74%) GitHub
11 11 (0.74%) Serverless
12 8 (0.54%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.47%) Slack
14 6 (0.41%) BPaaS
14 6 (0.41%) Power Automate
15 5 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 239 (16.15%) Firewall
2 195 (13.18%) DNS
3 158 (10.68%) DHCP
4 116 (7.84%) TCP/IP
5 104 (7.03%) LAN
6 95 (6.42%) WAN
7 82 (5.54%) SAN
8 75 (5.07%) VoIP
9 61 (4.12%) VPN
10 46 (3.11%) Skype
11 45 (3.04%) Internet
12 37 (2.50%) VLAN
13 30 (2.03%) Network Security
14 29 (1.96%) Wireless
15 26 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (1.49%) WLAN
17 21 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
18 19 (1.28%) NAS
18 19 (1.28%) NetScaler
19 17 (1.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (17.97%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.91%) Big Data
3 40 (2.70%) MySQL
4 39 (2.64%) Oracle Database
5 36 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.23%) MongoDB
8 31 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
9 30 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 28 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.88%) Power BI
14 10 (0.68%) Neo4j
14 10 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.61%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.61%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.61%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 122 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 67 (4.53%) JIRA
3 65 (4.39%) Visual Studio
4 47 (3.18%) Jenkins
5 40 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (1.82%) Selenium
7 22 (1.49%) Subversion
8 17 (1.15%) JUnit
9 13 (0.88%) WebDriver
10 11 (0.74%) TestNG
10 11 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.61%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.54%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.47%) Fiddler
13 7 (0.47%) LINQPad
13 7 (0.47%) Postman
13 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio Code
14 6 (0.41%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.41%) Jasmine
14 6 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 146 (9.86%) Finance
2 32 (2.16%) Public Sector
2 32 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 29 (1.96%) Retail
4 28 (1.89%) Military
5 19 (1.28%) Legal
5 19 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 17 (1.15%) Back Office
8 15 (1.01%) Local Government
9 14 (0.95%) Automotive
10 12 (0.81%) Games
11 11 (0.74%) Electronics
12 10 (0.68%) Law
13 8 (0.54%) Advertising
14 7 (0.47%) French Language
15 6 (0.41%) Banking
15 6 (0.41%) Marketing
15 6 (0.41%) Norwegian Language
16 4 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 190 (12.84%) Support Engineer
2 166 (11.22%) Developer
3 165 (11.15%) Analyst
4 141 (9.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 139 (9.39%) Software Engineer
6 133 (8.99%) IT Engineer
7 123 (8.31%) IT Support
8 80 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
9 75 (5.07%) Architect
10 68 (4.59%) IT Support Engineer
11 67 (4.53%) IT Analyst
12 65 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 61 (4.12%) C# Developer
13 61 (4.12%) Consultant
14 54 (3.65%) .NET Developer
14 54 (3.65%) Support Analyst
14 54 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
15 53 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
15 53 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
16 50 (3.38%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (15.88%) .NET
2 107 (7.23%) HTML
3 88 (5.95%) CSS
4 76 (5.14%) ASP.NET
5 59 (3.99%) AngularJS
6 58 (3.92%) REST
7 56 (3.78%) .NET Framework
8 55 (3.72%) Web Services
9 53 (3.58%) XML
10 49 (3.31%) Node.js
11 46 (3.11%) HTML5
12 43 (2.91%) .NET Core
12 43 (2.91%) React
13 38 (2.57%) WinForms
14 28 (1.89%) WCF
15 27 (1.82%) jQuery
16 26 (1.76%) SOAP
17 25 (1.69%) Qt
17 25 (1.69%) WPF
18 21 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.58%) Data Centre
2 89 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 65 (4.39%) Algorithms
5 55 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 46 (3.11%) Clustering
7 43 (2.91%) Driving Licence
8 38 (2.57%) Public Cloud
9 35 (2.36%) User Experience
10 27 (1.82%) CMDB
11 23 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 22 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
12 22 (1.49%) PKI
13 21 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
16 17 (1.15%) Private Cloud
17 16 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 16 (1.08%) Replication
18 15 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 549 (37.09%) Windows Server
2 350 (23.65%) Linux
3 285 (19.26%) Windows 10
4 201 (13.58%) Windows Server 2016
5 184 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 131 (8.85%) Windows 7
7 96 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 93 (6.28%) Unix
9 67 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 58 (3.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 50 (3.38%) Windows 8
12 31 (2.09%) AIX
12 31 (2.09%) Android
13 30 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.82%) Apple iOS
15 26 (1.76%) Solaris
16 15 (1.01%) CentOS
16 15 (1.01%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.88%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 183 (12.36%) DevOps
4 174 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 154 (10.41%) ITIL
6 153 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 134 (9.05%) Computer Science
8 108 (7.30%) Unit Testing
9 94 (6.35%) Test Automation
10 92 (6.22%) Mathematics
11 78 (5.27%) Information Security
12 71 (4.80%) Project Management
13 70 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
14 69 (4.66%) Migration
15 65 (4.39%) Project Delivery
16 64 (4.32%) Scrum
17 59 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
18 52 (3.51%) Change Management
18 52 (3.51%) Incident Management
18 52 (3.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 349 (23.58%) SQL
2 252 (17.03%) C#
3 239 (16.15%) PowerShell
4 154 (10.41%) JavaScript
5 135 (9.12%) Python
6 121 (8.18%) C++
7 77 (5.20%) C
8 71 (4.80%) Java
9 56 (3.78%) Bash Shell
10 48 (3.24%) MATLAB
11 43 (2.91%) VB
12 35 (2.36%) R
13 34 (2.30%) T-SQL
14 28 (1.89%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.49%) VB.NET
15 22 (1.49%) VB6
16 21 (1.42%) Perl
16 21 (1.42%) Ruby
16 21 (1.42%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 218 (14.73%) Degree
2 193 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 120 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (6.42%) SC Cleared
5 88 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 79 (5.34%) MCSE
7 77 (5.20%) DV Cleared
8 59 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (2.84%) CCNA
10 35 (2.36%) MCSA
11 33 (2.23%) CCNP
12 28 (1.89%) MCITP
13 27 (1.82%) MCP
14 23 (1.55%) A+ Certification
15 20 (1.35%) CISSP
15 20 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.15%) CISM
17 15 (1.01%) JNCIS
18 14 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 11 (0.74%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.61%) SLA
2 46 (3.11%) QA
3 30 (2.03%) GDPR
4 28 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.47%) NCSC
9 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.20%) DICOM
10 3 (0.20%) GxP
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.14%) NIST
12 1 (0.068%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.068%) PMO
12 1 (0.068%) PSD2
System Software
1 586 (39.59%) Active Directory
2 273 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (15.20%) Hyper-V
4 67 (4.53%) Docker
5 65 (4.39%) vSphere
6 62 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (1.76%) XenApp
9 25 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
11 18 (1.22%) Firmware
12 14 (0.95%) VMware Server
13 13 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 13 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.88%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.41%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.34%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.27%) KVM
16 4 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 160 (10.81%) SCCM
2 59 (3.99%) WSUS
3 57 (3.85%) SCOM
4 48 (3.24%) Kubernetes
5 44 (2.97%) Ansible
6 43 (2.91%) Puppet
7 40 (2.70%) Terraform
8 33 (2.23%) NetBackup
9 30 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (1.89%) SCVMM
11 27 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
12 26 (1.76%) EMC NetWorker
13 25 (1.69%) Backup Exec
14 23 (1.55%) Tivoli
15 18 (1.22%) vCenter Server
16 17 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
17 13 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
17 13 (0.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 12 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
19 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 601 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 454 (30.68%) VMware
3 190 (12.84%) Cisco
4 147 (9.93%) Citrix
5 110 (7.43%) HP
6 88 (5.95%) Oracle
7 52 (3.51%) Juniper
8 45 (3.04%) Symantec
9 44 (2.97%) Red Hat
10 41 (2.77%) Veeam
11 35 (2.36%) Google
12 34 (2.30%) EMC
13 33 (2.23%) Dell
14 27 (1.82%) IBM
15 25 (1.69%) Meraki
16 24 (1.62%) NetApp
17 23 (1.55%) ServiceNow
18 22 (1.49%) CheckPoint
19 20 (1.35%) SolarWinds
20 19 (1.28%) Palo Alto