Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 4,523 5,188 7,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.18% 17.68% 19.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.57% 62.43% 63.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,756 4,526 6,287
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 7,468 8,310 11,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.06% 28.32% 29.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,112 7,108 9,591
South East median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 -4 1,885 £40,000 +5.26% 217
Berkshire 0 1,081 £43,041 +1.27% 103
Hampshire -1 1,066 £37,500 +5.63% 120
Surrey -3 915 £37,500 - 85
Buckinghamshire 0 553 £37,500 +15.38% 55
West Sussex 0 281 £40,000 - 34
Oxfordshire -23 252 £40,000 - 59
Kent -4 196 £37,500 +7.14% 33
East Sussex -23 137 £40,000 -9.09% 17
Sussex -2 11 £45,000 +38.46%
Middlesex -9 9 £73,750 +110.71% 4
Isle of Wight -7 6 £30,000 +25.00% 1
Home Counties - 3 £42,500 -
M4 Corridor +4 2 £62,500 -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 1,865 (41.23%) Microsoft
2 1,709 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 1,654 (36.57%) Active Directory
4 1,267 (28.01%) Linux
5 1,143 (25.27%) VMware
6 1,031 (22.79%) SQL
7 897 (19.83%) SQL Server
8 894 (19.77%) Office 365
9 752 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 747 (16.52%) C#
11 745 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 740 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
13 712 (15.74%) .NET
14 679 (15.01%) ITIL
15 649 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 647 (14.30%) Windows 10
17 645 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
18 619 (13.69%) Windows 7
19 607 (13.42%) Firewall
20 574 (12.69%) Hyper-V
21 538 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
22 529 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
23 512 (11.32%) Degree
24 511 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 469 (10.37%) JavaScript
26 463 (10.24%) MS Exchange
27 460 (10.17%) PowerShell
28 448 (9.90%) DNS
29 441 (9.75%) Cisco
30 432 (9.55%) Citrix

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
1 463 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 375 (8.29%) IIS
3 198 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 178 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 142 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 113 (2.50%) Skype for Business
7 105 (2.32%) Apache
8 86 (1.90%) JBoss
9 67 (1.48%) WebLogic
10 61 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
11 56 (1.24%) Tomcat
12 47 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 46 (1.02%) Confluence
14 31 (0.69%) Umbraco
15 27 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
16 26 (0.57%) OpenStack
17 25 (0.55%) Apache Spark
18 24 (0.53%) WildFly
19 23 (0.51%) CMS
20 17 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 645 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.11%) Simulink
8 4 (0.088%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.088%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.066%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.066%) Windchill
10 2 (0.044%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.044%) CATIA
11 1 (0.022%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.022%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 16 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.13%) assyst
2 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.11%) Workfront
4 4 (0.088%) Maximo
4 4 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.088%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 4 (0.088%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.066%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.044%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.044%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.022%) Magento
7 1 (0.022%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.022%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.022%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 894 (19.77%) Office 365
2 752 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 424 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
4 166 (3.67%) IaaS
5 116 (2.56%) PaaS
6 95 (2.10%) SaaS
7 92 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 59 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 40 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 39 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
12 34 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
13 32 (0.71%) Serverless
14 29 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
15 28 (0.62%) GitHub
16 23 (0.51%) Amazon S3
17 22 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
18 19 (0.42%) G Suite
18 19 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 18 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 607 (13.42%) Firewall
2 448 (9.90%) DNS
3 395 (8.73%) TCP/IP
4 358 (7.92%) DHCP
5 354 (7.83%) LAN
6 336 (7.43%) WAN
7 294 (6.50%) VPN
8 225 (4.97%) SAN
9 172 (3.80%) Internet
10 162 (3.58%) Network Security
11 150 (3.32%) VoIP
12 128 (2.83%) VLAN
13 117 (2.59%) Wireless
14 111 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
15 99 (2.19%) Skype
16 74 (1.64%) NAS
17 56 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
18 50 (1.11%) MPLS
18 50 (1.11%) WLAN
19 49 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 897 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 206 (4.55%) MySQL
3 109 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 105 (2.32%) Oracle Database
5 89 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 83 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 77 (1.70%) NoSQL
8 76 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 54 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 50 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 43 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (0.84%) Big Data
12 38 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 31 (0.69%) MongoDB
14 29 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
15 28 (0.62%) Hadoop
16 26 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 25 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
18 24 (0.53%) HBase
Development Applications
1 283 (6.26%) Git (software)
2 185 (4.09%) Visual Studio
3 135 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 133 (2.94%) JIRA
5 81 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 76 (1.68%) Subversion
7 54 (1.19%) Selenium
8 40 (0.88%) Cucumber
8 40 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 37 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
10 28 (0.62%) GitLab
10 28 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
11 25 (0.55%) NUnit
12 21 (0.46%) Vagrant
13 20 (0.44%) Bitbucket
14 19 (0.42%) Mercurial
15 18 (0.40%) MSBuild
16 17 (0.38%) Maven
16 17 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 16 (0.35%) Eclipse
General
1 406 (8.98%) Finance
2 141 (3.12%) Telecoms
3 130 (2.87%) Legal
4 126 (2.79%) Marketing
5 96 (2.12%) Retail
6 86 (1.90%) Law
7 76 (1.68%) Back Office
8 51 (1.13%) Electronics
9 48 (1.06%) Automotive
9 48 (1.06%) German Language
10 47 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 44 (0.97%) Games
12 35 (0.77%) Banking
13 34 (0.75%) Aerospace
14 30 (0.66%) French Language
15 25 (0.55%) Publishing
16 16 (0.35%) Advertising
17 13 (0.29%) Military
18 12 (0.27%) Billing
19 11 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 796 (17.60%) Analyst
2 657 (14.53%) Developer
3 588 (13.00%) Support Engineer
4 488 (10.79%) IT Support
5 423 (9.35%) Support Analyst
6 371 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 316 (6.99%) IT Engineer
8 282 (6.23%) .NET Developer
9 245 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 245 (5.42%) Software Engineer
10 233 (5.15%) IT Analyst
11 214 (4.73%) Administrator
12 210 (4.64%) IT Support Engineer
13 187 (4.13%) Service Analyst
14 183 (4.05%) C# Developer
15 181 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
16 175 (3.87%) Desktop Support
16 175 (3.87%) IT Support Analyst
17 165 (3.65%) Consultant
18 151 (3.34%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (15.74%) .NET
2 344 (7.61%) HTML
3 312 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 254 (5.62%) CSS
5 231 (5.11%) Web Services
6 210 (4.64%) WPF
7 204 (4.51%) .NET Framework
8 190 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 174 (3.85%) WCF
10 169 (3.74%) AngularJS
11 153 (3.38%) jQuery
11 153 (3.38%) WinForms
12 124 (2.74%) XML
13 119 (2.63%) HTML5
14 118 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
15 109 (2.41%) Entity Framework
16 107 (2.37%) Node.js
17 96 (2.12%) Ajax
18 94 (2.08%) REST
19 79 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 270 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 252 (5.57%) Data Centre
3 247 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 196 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 146 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 112 (2.48%) Private Cloud
7 103 (2.28%) Replication
8 102 (2.26%) Driving Licence
9 95 (2.10%) Public Cloud
10 67 (1.48%) Clustering
11 66 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
12 62 (1.37%) PKI
13 53 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 51 (1.13%) Algorithms
15 48 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
15 48 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
15 48 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
16 42 (0.93%) Blackberry
16 42 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
17 40 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,709 (37.78%) Windows Server
2 1,267 (28.01%) Linux
3 649 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 647 (14.30%) Windows 10
5 619 (13.69%) Windows 7
6 538 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 292 (6.46%) Unix
8 245 (5.42%) Windows 8
9 133 (2.94%) Android
10 130 (2.87%) Apple iOS
11 94 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 85 (1.88%) Mac OS X
13 76 (1.68%) Windows XP
14 73 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 70 (1.55%) CentOS
16 47 (1.04%) Solaris
17 40 (0.88%) Mac OS
18 39 (0.86%) Ubuntu
19 28 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
20 27 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 679 (15.01%) ITIL
3 529 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
4 511 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 395 (8.73%) Software Engineering
6 368 (8.14%) DevOps
7 328 (7.25%) MVC
8 272 (6.01%) TDD
9 217 (4.80%) Project Management
10 209 (4.62%) Scrum
10 209 (4.62%) Test Automation
11 199 (4.40%) SDLC
12 197 (4.36%) Migration
13 187 (4.13%) Incident Management
14 186 (4.11%) Service Management
15 162 (3.58%) Mentoring
16 155 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
16 155 (3.43%) Problem Management
17 142 (3.14%) OO
18 135 (2.98%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,031 (22.79%) SQL
2 747 (16.52%) C#
3 469 (10.37%) JavaScript
4 460 (10.17%) PowerShell
5 384 (8.49%) Java
6 329 (7.27%) C++
7 298 (6.59%) Python
8 203 (4.49%) C
9 152 (3.36%) Ruby
10 123 (2.72%) Bash Shell
11 101 (2.23%) T-SQL
12 85 (1.88%) Perl
13 70 (1.55%) PHP
14 60 (1.33%) VB.NET
15 58 (1.28%) VB
16 53 (1.17%) Shell Script
17 45 (0.99%) Embedded C++
18 39 (0.86%) PL/SQL
19 32 (0.71%) VBScript
20 31 (0.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 512 (11.32%) Degree
2 385 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 286 (6.32%) Security Cleared
4 232 (5.13%) MCSE
5 167 (3.69%) SC Cleared
6 144 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
7 141 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 136 (3.01%) MCSA
9 129 (2.85%) MCP
10 123 (2.72%) CCNA
11 107 (2.37%) DV Cleared
12 102 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 72 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
14 70 (1.55%) CCNP
15 59 (1.30%) CISSP
16 58 (1.28%) A+ Certification
17 48 (1.06%) MCITP
18 41 (0.91%) MCTS
19 39 (0.86%) ISEB
20 38 (0.84%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (5.84%) SLA
2 165 (3.65%) QA
3 77 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (1.24%) GDPR
5 43 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.44%) PMO
7 17 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 15 (0.33%) PSD2
9 13 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 10 (0.22%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.20%) GAMP
12 8 (0.18%) ISO 9000
12 8 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.13%) COBIT
13 6 (0.13%) FISMA
13 6 (0.13%) GCP
13 6 (0.13%) WAI
14 5 (0.11%) GPG13
15 4 (0.088%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,654 (36.57%) Active Directory
2 745 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 574 (12.69%) Hyper-V
4 146 (3.23%) Docker
4 146 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 144 (3.18%) XenApp
6 130 (2.87%) vSphere
7 114 (2.52%) XenDesktop
8 112 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
9 66 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
10 64 (1.41%) Firmware
11 36 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 30 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 29 (0.64%) VirtualBox
14 24 (0.53%) HDFS
15 23 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
16 21 (0.46%) Terminal Services
17 16 (0.35%) KVM
18 15 (0.33%) DFS Replication
19 13 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 316 (6.99%) SCCM
2 160 (3.54%) SCOM
3 125 (2.76%) Puppet
4 98 (2.17%) Ansible
5 70 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (1.28%) Backup Exec
7 56 (1.24%) Kubernetes
8 53 (1.17%) Terraform
9 45 (0.99%) WSUS
10 44 (0.97%) vCenter Server
11 36 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
12 34 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 28 (0.62%) Kibana
14 24 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
15 22 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
16 21 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
16 21 (0.46%) Packer
16 21 (0.46%) vRealize
17 20 (0.44%) Nagios
17 20 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,865 (41.23%) Microsoft
2 1,143 (25.27%) VMware
3 441 (9.75%) Cisco
4 432 (9.55%) Citrix
5 354 (7.83%) Oracle
6 158 (3.49%) HP
7 140 (3.10%) Apple
8 139 (3.07%) ServiceNow
9 99 (2.19%) SolarWinds
10 90 (1.99%) Red Hat
11 87 (1.92%) Google
12 85 (1.88%) Dell
13 75 (1.66%) IBM
14 69 (1.53%) BMC
15 57 (1.26%) Veeam
16 54 (1.19%) Juniper
17 53 (1.17%) Atlassian
18 51 (1.13%) SAP
19 49 (1.08%) Symantec
20 46 (1.02%) CheckPoint