Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3,675 3,889 5,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.88% 14.63% 16.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.16% 58.97% 60.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2,998 3,220 4,371
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 5,819 6,595 8,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.15% 24.80% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4,798 5,406 7,191
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.94% -4.71%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,650 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 0 1,094 £38,500 -8.88% 288
Hampshire 0 916 £35,000 - 150
Surrey +2 707 £37,000 -7.50% 158
West Sussex +7 529 £45,000 +5.88% 86
Berkshire -5 506 £42,500 -5.56% 148
Oxfordshire +6 319 £38,500 +0.86% 70
Buckinghamshire +2 268 £32,500 -13.33% 71
Kent +8 243 £36,500 -9.88% 53
East Sussex +30 163 £40,000 +3.90% 44
Isle of Wight 0 1 - - 1
Middlesex -5 1 £30,000 -41.18% 2
Sussex - 1 £62,500 - 3
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,638 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 1,369 (37.25%) Active Directory
3 1,242 (33.80%) Windows Server
4 999 (27.18%) Office 365
5 870 (23.67%) Linux
6 833 (22.67%) Azure
7 825 (22.45%) VMware
8 813 (22.12%) Windows 10
9 759 (20.65%) SQL
10 699 (19.02%) ITIL
11 652 (17.74%) SQL Server
12 572 (15.56%) C#
13 551 (14.99%) Firewall
13 551 (14.99%) Windows 7
14 535 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 527 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
16 520 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
17 487 (13.25%) Degree
18 483 (13.14%) DNS
19 479 (13.03%) PowerShell
20 475 (12.93%) Microsoft Office
21 462 (12.57%) .NET
22 438 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
23 415 (11.29%) AWS
24 412 (11.21%) MS Exchange
25 410 (11.16%) Cisco
26 401 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 399 (10.86%) SLA
28 395 (10.75%) Citrix
28 395 (10.75%) TCP/IP

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
1 412 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 236 (6.42%) IIS
3 213 (5.80%) SharePoint
4 98 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 94 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 61 (1.66%) Skype for Business
7 58 (1.58%) Apache
8 40 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 38 (1.03%) Confluence
10 30 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 28 (0.76%) CMS
11 28 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.41%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.33%) EPiServer
14 12 (0.33%) Kentico
14 12 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.27%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.27%) Joomla!
15 10 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 475 (12.93%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.24%) Simulink
8 7 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.16%) Steinberg Cubase
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.054%) Avid Media Composer
11 2 (0.054%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.027%) Maya
Business Applications
1 12 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.22%) Sage 200
4 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.14%) Exchequer
5 5 (0.14%) Line 50
5 5 (0.14%) Pegasus Opera
5 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.14%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.11%) assyst
6 4 (0.11%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.082%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.054%) GoldMine
8 2 (0.054%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.054%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 999 (27.18%) Office 365
2 833 (22.67%) Azure
3 415 (11.29%) AWS
4 137 (3.73%) SaaS
5 125 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 89 (2.42%) IaaS
7 73 (1.99%) PaaS
8 63 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.47%) Power Platform
10 39 (1.06%) OneDrive
11 33 (0.90%) GCP
12 28 (0.76%) G Suite
13 27 (0.73%) PowerApps
14 26 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
15 24 (0.65%) GitHub
16 19 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
17 16 (0.44%) Mimecast
18 15 (0.41%) Akamai
19 14 (0.38%) Serverless
19 14 (0.38%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 551 (14.99%) Firewall
2 483 (13.14%) DNS
3 395 (10.75%) TCP/IP
4 392 (10.67%) DHCP
5 318 (8.65%) WAN
6 299 (8.14%) LAN
7 203 (5.52%) VPN
8 153 (4.16%) SAN
9 133 (3.62%) VoIP
10 125 (3.40%) Internet
11 98 (2.67%) Network Security
12 92 (2.50%) VLAN
13 78 (2.12%) NAS
14 77 (2.10%) Skype
15 73 (1.99%) Wireless
16 56 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
17 50 (1.36%) Broadband
17 50 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (1.14%) BGP
18 42 (1.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.12%) Relational Database
3 74 (2.01%) MySQL
4 71 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (1.33%) Big Data
7 48 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 44 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 40 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 33 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (0.82%) Power BI
12 30 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 29 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
14 24 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
15 19 (0.52%) NoSQL
15 19 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 229 (6.23%) Git (software)
2 127 (3.46%) Visual Studio
3 92 (2.50%) JIRA
4 84 (2.29%) Subversion
4 84 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 66 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 45 (1.22%) WiX
7 33 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 31 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
9 28 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 27 (0.73%) Bitbucket
11 25 (0.68%) JUnit
12 20 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
13 18 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
14 17 (0.46%) Selenium
15 16 (0.44%) MSI
16 15 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
16 15 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 14 (0.38%) InstallShield
General
1 378 (10.29%) Finance
2 107 (2.91%) Retail
3 101 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 79 (2.15%) Legal
5 73 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 63 (1.71%) Public Sector
7 53 (1.44%) Marketing
8 45 (1.22%) Games
9 43 (1.17%) Aerospace
10 39 (1.06%) Back Office
11 36 (0.98%) Electronics
12 32 (0.87%) Law
13 24 (0.65%) Automotive
13 24 (0.65%) Banking
14 23 (0.63%) Advertising
15 17 (0.46%) Military
16 16 (0.44%) German Language
17 12 (0.33%) Billing
18 10 (0.27%) Financial Institution
19 9 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 563 (15.32%) Analyst
2 527 (14.34%) Support Engineer
3 426 (11.59%) IT Support
4 388 (10.56%) Developer
5 314 (8.54%) IT Engineer
6 313 (8.52%) Software Engineer
7 299 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 255 (6.94%) Support Analyst
9 215 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
10 183 (4.98%) Service Analyst
11 176 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
12 173 (4.71%) IT Analyst
12 173 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
13 157 (4.27%) C# Developer
14 155 (4.22%) Administrator
15 154 (4.19%) Software Developer
16 151 (4.11%) Desktop Support
17 146 (3.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 144 (3.92%) Architect
19 135 (3.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 462 (12.57%) .NET
2 198 (5.39%) HTML
3 163 (4.44%) AngularJS
4 149 (4.05%) CSS
5 144 (3.92%) ASP.NET
6 142 (3.86%) XML
7 136 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 114 (3.10%) Web Services
9 104 (2.83%) WCF
10 92 (2.50%) jQuery
11 91 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 90 (2.45%) WPF
13 86 (2.34%) React
14 77 (2.10%) JSON
15 76 (2.07%) HTML5
16 75 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 73 (1.99%) WinForms
18 72 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
19 64 (1.74%) REST
20 61 (1.66%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 272 (7.40%) Management Information System
2 242 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 206 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 206 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
4 118 (3.21%) Clustering
5 109 (2.97%) Driving Licence
6 91 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 89 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 70 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
9 67 (1.82%) Replication
10 64 (1.74%) User Experience
11 54 (1.47%) Smartphone
12 52 (1.41%) Public Cloud
13 41 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 39 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
15 37 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
16 35 (0.95%) Virtual Team
17 31 (0.84%) Mobile App
18 27 (0.73%) Private Cloud
19 26 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,242 (33.80%) Windows Server
2 870 (23.67%) Linux
3 813 (22.12%) Windows 10
4 551 (14.99%) Windows 7
5 438 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 293 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 250 (6.80%) Unix
8 138 (3.76%) Windows 8
9 117 (3.18%) Android
10 101 (2.75%) Apple iOS
11 62 (1.69%) Mac OS
12 53 (1.44%) Windows XP
13 52 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 44 (1.20%) Solaris
15 43 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 28 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 25 (0.68%) CentOS
17 25 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
18 23 (0.63%) Debian
18 23 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (19.02%) ITIL
2 527 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
3 520 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
4 401 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 380 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 332 (9.03%) DevOps
7 242 (6.59%) Information Security
8 237 (6.45%) Computer Science
9 219 (5.96%) Unit Testing
10 213 (5.80%) Mentoring
11 171 (4.65%) Configuration Management
12 166 (4.52%) Migration
13 131 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
14 130 (3.54%) Mathematics
15 123 (3.35%) Service Management
16 122 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
17 121 (3.29%) Incident Management
17 121 (3.29%) MVC
18 116 (3.16%) Analytics
19 111 (3.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 759 (20.65%) SQL
2 572 (15.56%) C#
3 479 (13.03%) PowerShell
4 312 (8.49%) C++
5 269 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 262 (7.13%) Python
7 233 (6.34%) C
8 198 (5.39%) Java
9 101 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 94 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 65 (1.77%) Ruby
12 60 (1.63%) MATLAB
13 54 (1.47%) Shell Script
14 52 (1.41%) PHP
15 50 (1.36%) VB.NET
16 45 (1.22%) Perl
17 43 (1.17%) R
18 39 (1.06%) VBScript
19 33 (0.90%) PL/SQL
20 31 (0.84%) Go
Qualifications
1 487 (13.25%) Degree
2 354 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 249 (6.78%) Security Cleared
4 178 (4.84%) MCSE
5 175 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 169 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 142 (3.86%) CCNA
8 125 (3.40%) SC Cleared
9 105 (2.86%) MCP
9 105 (2.86%) MCSA
10 101 (2.75%) DV Cleared
11 71 (1.93%) CCNP
12 70 (1.90%) A+ Certification
13 49 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 45 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
15 43 (1.17%) CISSP
16 39 (1.06%) DBS Check
17 33 (0.90%) JNCIS
18 23 (0.63%) HND
19 22 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 399 (10.86%) SLA
2 70 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.50%) QA
4 54 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 43 (1.17%) GDPR
6 32 (0.87%) DICOM
7 24 (0.65%) ISO 9001
8 21 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.41%) NIST
10 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 10 (0.27%) NCSC
12 8 (0.22%) COBIT
13 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.054%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.054%) MiFID
15 2 (0.054%) PMO
15 2 (0.054%) RMADS
16 1 (0.027%) GxP
16 1 (0.027%) HL7
System Software
1 1,369 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 535 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 367 (9.99%) Hyper-V
4 155 (4.22%) Docker
5 80 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 75 (2.04%) vSphere
7 74 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
8 69 (1.88%) Firmware
9 63 (1.71%) XenApp
10 56 (1.52%) XenDesktop
11 46 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
12 34 (0.93%) Terminal Services
13 27 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
14 18 (0.49%) NFS
14 18 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
15 14 (0.38%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.38%) VirtualBox
16 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 10 (0.27%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 295 (8.03%) SCCM
2 122 (3.32%) Ansible
3 100 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 98 (2.67%) Kubernetes
5 89 (2.42%) SCOM
6 81 (2.20%) Puppet
7 72 (1.96%) Terraform
7 72 (1.96%) WSUS
8 49 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (1.01%) NetBackup
10 29 (0.79%) vCenter Server
11 26 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
12 25 (0.68%) Backup Exec
12 25 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
13 22 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
14 20 (0.54%) vRealize
15 19 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
16 18 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
16 18 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (0.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,638 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 825 (22.45%) VMware
3 410 (11.16%) Cisco
4 395 (10.75%) Citrix
5 220 (5.99%) HP
6 175 (4.76%) Oracle
7 119 (3.24%) ServiceNow
8 93 (2.53%) Dell
9 80 (2.18%) Apple
10 78 (2.12%) IBM
10 78 (2.12%) Juniper
11 76 (2.07%) Google
12 73 (1.99%) EMC
12 73 (1.99%) Splunk
13 69 (1.88%) Veeam
14 61 (1.66%) NetApp
15 52 (1.41%) Meraki
16 50 (1.36%) Red Hat
17 45 (1.22%) SAP
18 42 (1.14%) Symantec