Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 466 1,529 1,618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 14.50% 15.43% 15.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.57% 59.49% 59.38%
Number of salaries quoted 440 1,329 1,334
Median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% +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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 854 2,570 2,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.58% 25.93% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 714 2,122 2,162
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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
Bristol +4 131 £40,000 +17.65% 56
Wiltshire -6 117 £37,386 +3.85% 33
Gloucestershire -12 66 £35,000 -17.65% 31
Dorset -6 57 £32,500 -14.47% 26
Somerset -6 34 £45,500 +42.19% 21
Cornwall +10 25 £40,500 +62.00% 6
Devon +1 25 £35,925 +12.26% 15
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 225 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 192 (41.20%) Active Directory
3 189 (40.56%) Windows Server
4 166 (35.62%) VMware
5 142 (30.47%) Office 365
6 139 (29.83%) Linux
7 118 (25.32%) Azure
8 101 (21.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 85 (18.24%) WAN
10 83 (17.81%) SQL
10 83 (17.81%) SQL Server
11 82 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 80 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
13 79 (16.95%) Cisco
14 78 (16.74%) Firewall
15 71 (15.24%) LAN
16 70 (15.02%) Security Cleared
17 68 (14.59%) ITIL
17 68 (14.59%) Windows 10
18 66 (14.16%) C#
19 58 (12.45%) PowerShell
20 56 (12.02%) .NET
20 56 (12.02%) Microsoft Office
21 53 (11.37%) SC Cleared
22 50 (10.73%) Hyper-V
22 50 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
23 49 (10.52%) AWS
24 46 (9.87%) DevOps
25 45 (9.66%) SLA
25 45 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification

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 37 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 34 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.93%) Apache
5 8 (1.72%) Confluence
6 7 (1.50%) IIS
7 3 (0.64%) CMS
7 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.21%) Drupal
9 1 (0.21%) nginx
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (12.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.64%) Aareon QL
3 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.21%) Primavera
4 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (30.47%) Office 365
2 118 (25.32%) Azure
3 49 (10.52%) AWS
4 24 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (4.51%) IaaS
6 19 (4.08%) SaaS
7 9 (1.93%) PaaS
8 6 (1.29%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.29%) PowerApps
8 6 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.43%) Datadog
11 2 (0.43%) Route 53
12 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.21%) G Suite
12 1 (0.21%) GitHub
12 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 85 (18.24%) WAN
2 78 (16.74%) Firewall
3 71 (15.24%) LAN
4 40 (8.58%) TCP/IP
5 38 (8.15%) DNS
6 22 (4.72%) DHCP
7 20 (4.29%) VPN
8 19 (4.08%) SAN
8 19 (4.08%) VoIP
9 17 (3.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (3.65%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (3.43%) Network Security
11 12 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (2.58%) HTTP
11 12 (2.58%) SMTP
12 11 (2.36%) Internet
12 11 (2.36%) VLAN
12 11 (2.36%) Wireless
13 7 (1.50%) Structured Cabling
14 6 (1.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.58%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.50%) MySQL
4 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.86%) CouchDB
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.64%) Power BI
7 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.43%) MS Access
8 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 29 (6.22%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.36%) Subversion
5 10 (2.15%) JIRA
6 9 (1.93%) MSI
6 9 (1.93%) WiX
7 5 (1.07%) InstallShield
7 5 (1.07%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.07%) Maven
8 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.86%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.86%) GitLab
8 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.64%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.64%) MSTest
9 3 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (5.36%) Finance
2 22 (4.72%) Retail
3 20 (4.29%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.36%) Legal
4 11 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.72%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.07%) Back Office
7 5 (1.07%) Local Government
8 4 (0.86%) Law
9 3 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Military
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (15.67%) Support Engineer
2 67 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 55 (11.80%) Analyst
4 54 (11.59%) IT Support
5 42 (9.01%) Developer
6 34 (7.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 34 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (6.01%) Software Engineer
8 27 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (5.79%) IT Engineer
9 26 (5.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 21 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 21 (4.51%) C# Developer
10 21 (4.51%) Infrastructure Support
10 21 (4.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 19 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.86%) IT Analyst
13 17 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (3.65%) Support Analyst
14 14 (3.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.02%) .NET
2 32 (6.87%) ASP.NET
3 29 (6.22%) WPF
4 26 (5.58%) HTML
5 23 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (4.72%) .NET Framework
6 22 (4.72%) CSS
7 17 (3.65%) WCF
8 14 (3.00%) Web Services
9 13 (2.79%) JSON
9 13 (2.79%) XML
10 12 (2.58%) Node.js
11 11 (2.36%) .NET Core
11 11 (2.36%) SOAP
11 11 (2.36%) Vue.js
12 9 (1.93%) Ajax
12 9 (1.93%) jQuery
12 9 (1.93%) REST
12 9 (1.93%) XML Schema
12 9 (1.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.22%) User Experience
5 13 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (1.93%) Clustering
8 9 (1.93%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.72%) PKI
10 6 (1.29%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.86%) iSeries
13 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 189 (40.56%) Windows Server
2 139 (29.83%) Linux
3 68 (14.59%) Windows 10
4 34 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (5.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 21 (4.51%) Windows 7
7 20 (4.29%) Unix
8 17 (3.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.79%) Mac OS
12 12 (2.58%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.58%) CentOS
13 11 (2.36%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.93%) Android
15 5 (1.07%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.86%) Debian
16 4 (0.86%) Solaris
16 4 (0.86%) SUSE
17 3 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (21.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (14.59%) ITIL
4 50 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (9.87%) DevOps
6 42 (9.01%) Incident Management
7 32 (6.87%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (6.44%) Software Engineering
9 29 (6.22%) OO
10 28 (6.01%) Mentoring
10 28 (6.01%) SDLC
11 24 (5.15%) Migration
11 24 (5.15%) OOD
12 22 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (4.51%) Service Management
14 20 (4.29%) ERP
15 19 (4.08%) ITSM
15 19 (4.08%) Project Delivery
16 18 (3.86%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 83 (17.81%) SQL
2 66 (14.16%) C#
3 58 (12.45%) PowerShell
4 40 (8.58%) Python
5 35 (7.51%) C++
6 28 (6.01%) JavaScript
7 21 (4.51%) C
8 20 (4.29%) Bash Shell
9 19 (4.08%) VB
10 15 (3.22%) VBScript
11 14 (3.00%) Java
12 10 (2.15%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.93%) Perl
13 9 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.93%) VC++
14 5 (1.07%) C++/CLI
15 4 (0.86%) PHP
15 4 (0.86%) Ruby
15 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 70 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 45 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (9.01%) Degree
5 28 (6.01%) CCNA
5 28 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (4.72%) MCSA
7 18 (3.86%) MCSE
8 12 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.15%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.93%) HNC
10 9 (1.93%) HND
11 8 (1.72%) CCNP
12 7 (1.50%) CISSP
13 6 (1.29%) MCP
14 5 (1.07%) CISM
14 5 (1.07%) MCITP
14 5 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.66%) SLA
2 11 (2.36%) QA
3 8 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.50%) GDPR
5 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.43%) NCSC
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
System Software
1 192 (41.20%) Active Directory
2 82 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (10.73%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.43%) Docker
4 16 (3.43%) XenApp
5 13 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.58%) Firmware
6 12 (2.58%) vSphere
7 6 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.07%) KVM
8 5 (1.07%) Xen
9 4 (0.86%) Btrfs
9 4 (0.86%) Ceph
9 4 (0.86%) DRBD
9 4 (0.86%) Snort
10 3 (0.64%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (6.44%) SCCM
2 16 (3.43%) Terraform
3 15 (3.22%) Ansible
4 13 (2.79%) vCenter Server
5 11 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.93%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.07%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 5 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.86%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.86%) Check_MK
8 4 (0.86%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.86%) Nagios
8 4 (0.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.86%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.64%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.43%) Grafana
10 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.43%) SCOM
10 2 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 225 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 166 (35.62%) VMware
3 79 (16.95%) Cisco
4 35 (7.51%) Citrix
5 34 (7.30%) Dell
6 27 (5.79%) Veeam
7 24 (5.15%) HP
8 15 (3.22%) Oracle
9 14 (3.00%) SAP
10 13 (2.79%) Juniper
10 13 (2.79%) McAfee
10 13 (2.79%) Splunk
11 12 (2.58%) Sage
12 11 (2.36%) NetApp
13 10 (2.15%) Apple
14 9 (1.93%) Meraki
15 8 (1.72%) Aruba
15 8 (1.72%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.72%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.50%) Sophos