Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 841 1,128 1,400
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.22% 15.65% 13.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.93% 61.77% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 676 883 1,170
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,975
25th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
75th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,531 1,826 2,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.07% 25.33% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,171 1,489 2,143
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,850 £25,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the South West

Windows
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in the South West.

Salary trend for Windows in the South West

Windows
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in the South West over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in the South West

Windows
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Bristol -13 249 £37,500 +7.14% 57
Gloucestershire 0 180 £37,500 -11.76% 32
Wiltshire -11 123 £35,000 - 34
Dorset -15 95 £47,500 +58.33% 17
Somerset +5 91 £37,500 -1.32% 11
Devon +7 59 £36,500 +10.61% 20
Cornwall +12 23 £28,000 +9.80% 3
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 406 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 359 (42.69%) Windows Server
3 320 (38.05%) Linux
4 316 (37.57%) VMware
5 294 (34.96%) Active Directory
5 294 (34.96%) Azure
6 292 (34.72%) Microsoft 365
7 224 (26.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 194 (23.07%) Firewall
9 192 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
10 178 (21.17%) PowerShell
11 167 (19.86%) ITIL
12 157 (18.67%) Windows 10
13 147 (17.48%) AWS
14 145 (17.24%) DevOps
15 138 (16.41%) SQL
16 131 (15.58%) Docker
17 125 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 124 (14.74%) Python
19 123 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
20 122 (14.51%) Ansible
21 118 (14.03%) Hyper-V
22 117 (13.91%) DNS
23 103 (12.25%) Windows Server 2016
24 98 (11.65%) C#
25 96 (11.41%) SQL Server
26 95 (11.30%) Scrum
27 94 (11.18%) Citrix
28 93 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
29 92 (10.94%) Security Cleared

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 83 (9.87%) Confluence
2 72 (8.56%) MS Exchange
3 54 (6.42%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.62%) IIS
5 21 (2.50%) Apache
6 17 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.78%) CMS
8 12 (1.43%) WordPress
9 11 (1.31%) Drupal
9 11 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.71%) NServiceBus
12 6 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.59%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.48%) EPiServer
14 4 (0.48%) Kentico
14 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 93 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.59%) Simulink
5 3 (0.36%) Houdini
5 3 (0.36%) Maya
5 3 (0.36%) NUKE
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 11 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.48%) nopCommerce
3 3 (0.36%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.24%) Line 50
4 2 (0.24%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 294 (34.96%) Azure
2 292 (34.72%) Microsoft 365
3 147 (17.48%) AWS
4 56 (6.66%) SaaS
5 44 (5.23%) PaaS
6 35 (4.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (3.80%) GCP
8 23 (2.73%) IaaS
9 15 (1.78%) OneDrive
10 14 (1.66%) Google Workspace
11 7 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.71%) Azure Key Vault
13 5 (0.59%) Datadog
14 4 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
14 4 (0.48%) Azure Service Bus
14 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.36%) Amazon EKS
15 3 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 3 (0.36%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.36%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 194 (23.07%) Firewall
2 117 (13.91%) DNS
3 85 (10.11%) LAN
4 84 (9.99%) DHCP
5 80 (9.51%) VPN
6 79 (9.39%) TCP/IP
7 74 (8.80%) WAN
8 59 (7.02%) VLAN
9 49 (5.83%) IPv4
9 49 (5.83%) SAN
10 43 (5.11%) OSPF
11 32 (3.80%) VoIP
12 27 (3.21%) Internet
13 26 (3.09%) Wireshark
14 20 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
15 19 (2.26%) Wireless
16 14 (1.66%) Skype
17 13 (1.55%) FTP
18 12 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
19 11 (1.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.38%) MySQL
3 13 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (1.55%) Big Data
4 12 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.31%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.83%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.71%) CouchDB
10 6 (0.71%) GIS
10 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2019
11 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (10.11%) JIRA
2 68 (8.09%) Git (software)
3 39 (4.64%) Subversion
4 32 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (2.38%) IDA Disassembler
6 19 (2.26%) Bitbucket
7 16 (1.90%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.31%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.83%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.71%) Eclipse RCP
11 6 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.59%) MSI
13 4 (0.48%) Maven
13 4 (0.48%) Selenium
14 3 (0.36%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.36%) GitLab
14 3 (0.36%) Robot Framework
General
1 56 (6.66%) Finance
2 28 (3.33%) Legal
3 20 (2.38%) Public Sector
4 17 (2.02%) Aerospace
5 15 (1.78%) Military
6 13 (1.55%) Electronics
7 12 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.07%) Games
8 9 (1.07%) Law
9 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.83%) Local Government
10 7 (0.83%) Retail
11 6 (0.71%) Marketing
12 5 (0.59%) Automotive
13 4 (0.48%) Back Office
14 3 (0.36%) Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Publishing
16 1 (0.12%) Advertising
16 1 (0.12%) French Language
16 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (13.56%) Support Engineer
2 103 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 94 (11.18%) IT Support
4 82 (9.75%) IT Engineer
5 75 (8.92%) Analyst
6 60 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 56 (6.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 54 (6.42%) Developer
9 46 (5.47%) IT Support Engineer
10 45 (5.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 40 (4.76%) Administrator
12 36 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 35 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 35 (4.16%) Architect
14 34 (4.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 31 (3.69%) Azure Engineer
16 30 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
17 27 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
18 26 (3.09%) Software Engineer
18 26 (3.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (7.49%) Web Services
2 59 (7.02%) .NET
3 54 (6.42%) HTML
4 43 (5.11%) CSS
5 29 (3.45%) .NET Framework
6 22 (2.62%) ASP.NET
6 22 (2.62%) Entity Framework
7 15 (1.78%) WPF
8 13 (1.55%) Node.js
9 11 (1.31%) HTML5
9 11 (1.31%) jQuery
10 9 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (1.07%) JSON
11 8 (0.95%) LINQ
11 8 (0.95%) Middleware
11 8 (0.95%) React
11 8 (0.95%) Sass
11 8 (0.95%) STL
11 8 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
2 37 (4.40%) Driving Licence
2 37 (4.40%) Public Cloud
3 31 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 27 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
6 26 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 23 (2.73%) User Experience
8 20 (2.38%) Organisational Skills
8 20 (2.38%) Wiki
9 16 (1.90%) Clustering
9 16 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.90%) Replication
10 13 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.55%) PKI
11 11 (1.31%) Smartphone
12 8 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.95%) NHS
13 7 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 359 (42.69%) Windows Server
2 320 (38.05%) Linux
3 157 (18.67%) Windows 10
4 103 (12.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 80 (9.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (8.09%) CentOS
7 60 (7.13%) Ubuntu
8 55 (6.54%) Android
9 46 (5.47%) Windows 7
9 46 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (4.99%) Windows Server 2019
11 29 (3.45%) Apple iOS
12 20 (2.38%) Mac OS
12 20 (2.38%) Windows 8
13 17 (2.02%) Unix
14 16 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (1.43%) Debian
16 12 (1.43%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.48%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (19.86%) ITIL
3 145 (17.24%) DevOps
4 125 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 123 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
6 95 (11.30%) Scrum
7 81 (9.63%) Infrastructure as Code
8 80 (9.51%) Service Management
9 74 (8.80%) SDLC
10 72 (8.56%) Software Testing
11 67 (7.97%) Cyber Intelligence
11 67 (7.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 65 (7.73%) Software Engineering
13 63 (7.49%) Configuration Management
14 58 (6.90%) Machine Learning
14 58 (6.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 50 (5.95%) DevSecOps
15 50 (5.95%) Migration
15 50 (5.95%) Task Automation
16 49 (5.83%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 178 (21.17%) PowerShell
2 138 (16.41%) SQL
3 124 (14.74%) Python
4 98 (11.65%) C#
5 78 (9.27%) Bash Shell
6 72 (8.56%) C++
7 55 (6.54%) JavaScript
8 48 (5.71%) Java
9 41 (4.88%) C
10 22 (2.62%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.66%) PHP
12 13 (1.55%) Ruby
13 12 (1.43%) Perl
13 12 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.71%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.59%) VBScript
16 5 (0.59%) XAML
17 4 (0.48%) Go
17 4 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 43 (5.11%) Degree
2 43 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (3.33%) CCNA
6 23 (2.73%) MCSE
7 20 (2.38%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.66%) MCSA
9 13 (1.55%) AWS Certification
10 11 (1.31%) MCP
11 8 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.59%) CCNP
14 4 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
16 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.47%) SLA
2 22 (2.62%) GDPR
3 14 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 8 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.71%) IEC 61131
6 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.59%) QA
8 4 (0.48%) WAI
9 3 (0.36%) PMO
10 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 294 (34.96%) Active Directory
2 224 (26.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (15.58%) Docker
4 118 (14.03%) Hyper-V
5 73 (8.68%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.73%) XenApp
7 21 (2.50%) VirtualBox
8 19 (2.26%) XenDesktop
9 18 (2.14%) vSphere
10 17 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (1.66%) KVM
11 14 (1.66%) Xen
12 13 (1.55%) BitLocker
13 11 (1.31%) Samba
14 10 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.95%) Shibboleth
16 7 (0.83%) pfSense
16 7 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 122 (14.51%) Ansible
2 73 (8.68%) Puppet
3 54 (6.42%) SCCM
4 48 (5.71%) Terraform
5 38 (4.52%) Kubernetes
6 37 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (1.43%) WSUS
8 10 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.07%) Grafana
9 9 (1.07%) Nagios
9 9 (1.07%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
10 8 (0.95%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.83%) Graphite
11 7 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.71%) Check_MK
12 6 (0.71%) Packer
13 5 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
14 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 406 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 316 (37.57%) VMware
3 94 (11.18%) Citrix
4 74 (8.80%) Cisco
5 55 (6.54%) Veeam
6 43 (5.11%) Google
6 43 (5.11%) Oracle
7 35 (4.16%) Apple
8 29 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 26 (3.09%) Sophos
10 25 (2.97%) McAfee
11 23 (2.73%) HP
12 22 (2.62%) Dell
13 20 (2.38%) SolarWinds
14 19 (2.26%) Splunk
15 18 (2.14%) Symantec
16 15 (1.78%) Juniper
16 15 (1.78%) SAP
17 14 (1.66%) iManage
18 13 (1.55%) Meraki