Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 686 1,398 1,353
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.22% 15.96% 13.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.84% 59.64% 52.36%
Number of salaries quoted 660 1,157 1,172
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,725 £21,900 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 1,251 2,344 2,584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.76% 26.76% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,921 2,028
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -7 190 £42,500 +32.81% 46
Gloucestershire +1 118 £35,000 -17.65% 24
Wiltshire -10 113 £35,500 -1.78% 20
Dorset +2 97 £40,000 +10.34% 12
Somerset +2 77 £40,000 +23.08% 19
Devon +1 40 £35,000 -5.41% 15
Cornwall +16 30 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 347 (50.58%) Microsoft
2 282 (41.11%) Windows Server
3 251 (36.59%) Active Directory
4 247 (36.01%) VMware
5 225 (32.80%) Office 365
6 213 (31.05%) Azure
7 204 (29.74%) Linux
8 156 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 138 (20.12%) Firewall
10 127 (18.51%) Windows 10
11 125 (18.22%) SQL
12 121 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
13 112 (16.33%) ITIL
14 102 (14.87%) PowerShell
14 102 (14.87%) DevOps
15 96 (13.99%) WAN
16 94 (13.70%) DNS
16 94 (13.70%) SQL Server
17 92 (13.41%) Hyper-V
18 91 (13.27%) LAN
19 90 (13.12%) Cisco
20 88 (12.83%) Microsoft Office
21 85 (12.39%) AWS
22 83 (12.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 82 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
24 81 (11.81%) C#
25 77 (11.22%) TCP/IP
26 75 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
27 73 (10.64%) Citrix
28 66 (9.62%) 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 60 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 33 (4.81%) Confluence
4 32 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.48%) CMS
6 15 (2.19%) Apache
7 11 (1.60%) Drupal
7 11 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.46%) IIS
8 10 (1.46%) WordPress
9 9 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.17%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.58%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.58%) Kentico
12 4 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.44%) nginx
13 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 88 (12.83%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.62%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.44%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.58%) nopCommerce
3 3 (0.44%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.29%) Aareon QL
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 225 (32.80%) Office 365
2 213 (31.05%) Azure
3 85 (12.39%) AWS
4 39 (5.69%) IaaS
4 39 (5.69%) SaaS
5 34 (4.96%) PaaS
6 21 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (1.60%) Power Platform
8 8 (1.17%) PowerApps
9 6 (0.87%) G Suite
10 4 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.58%) GCP
11 3 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.29%) Datadog
12 2 (0.29%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 138 (20.12%) Firewall
2 96 (13.99%) WAN
3 94 (13.70%) DNS
4 91 (13.27%) LAN
5 77 (11.22%) TCP/IP
6 64 (9.33%) DHCP
7 53 (7.73%) VPN
8 34 (4.96%) SAN
9 32 (4.66%) VLAN
10 28 (4.08%) VoIP
11 23 (3.35%) Wireless
12 20 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (2.48%) Internet
14 15 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (1.90%) Wireshark
17 12 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (1.75%) Skype
18 11 (1.60%) PBX
19 10 (1.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.77%) MySQL
3 14 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.02%) Big Data
5 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.73%) CouchDB
6 5 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (0.73%) Power BI
7 3 (0.44%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.29%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (4.66%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.23%) JIRA
3 22 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 21 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 19 (2.77%) Bitbucket
6 15 (2.19%) Subversion
7 9 (1.31%) IDA Disassembler
8 8 (1.17%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.02%) Eclipse RCP
10 5 (0.73%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.58%) MSI
12 3 (0.44%) GitLab
12 3 (0.44%) Maven
12 3 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.44%) Selenium
13 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.29%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.29%) WiX
General
1 44 (6.41%) Finance
2 26 (3.79%) Public Sector
3 19 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.04%) Legal
4 14 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.75%) Law
5 12 (1.75%) Local Government
5 12 (1.75%) Military
6 10 (1.46%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.46%) Retail
7 9 (1.31%) Electronics
8 5 (0.73%) Back Office
8 5 (0.73%) Games
9 4 (0.58%) Advertising
9 4 (0.58%) Banking
9 4 (0.58%) Marketing
10 3 (0.44%) Publishing
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Police
Job Titles
1 88 (12.83%) Support Engineer
2 72 (10.50%) Analyst
3 69 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 55 (8.02%) IT Engineer
5 53 (7.73%) Developer
5 53 (7.73%) IT Support
6 46 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 41 (5.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 39 (5.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 39 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 36 (5.25%) Software Engineer
10 32 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 32 (4.66%) Service Desk Engineer
11 28 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
12 25 (3.64%) Architect
12 25 (3.64%) Service Analyst
12 25 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
13 23 (3.35%) Administrator
13 23 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
14 21 (3.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.16%) .NET
2 38 (5.54%) HTML
3 35 (5.10%) CSS
4 26 (3.79%) .NET Framework
5 23 (3.35%) ASP.NET
6 19 (2.77%) Entity Framework
6 19 (2.77%) Web Services
7 15 (2.19%) WPF
8 14 (2.04%) Sass
9 11 (1.60%) .NET Core
9 11 (1.60%) Middleware
9 11 (1.60%) Node.js
10 10 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (1.46%) JSON
10 10 (1.46%) WCF
11 8 (1.17%) XML
12 7 (1.02%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.02%) jQuery
12 7 (1.02%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.23%) Driving Licence
3 25 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (3.64%) User Experience
4 18 (2.62%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.19%) Clustering
6 15 (2.19%) Embedded Systems
6 15 (2.19%) PKI
6 15 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.19%) Smartphone
7 13 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.31%) Wiki
10 8 (1.17%) Replication
11 7 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.02%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 282 (41.11%) Windows Server
2 204 (29.74%) Linux
3 127 (18.51%) Windows 10
4 75 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (8.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 44 (6.41%) Windows 7
7 42 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (5.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 31 (4.52%) Android
10 25 (3.64%) CentOS
11 20 (2.92%) Windows 8
12 19 (2.77%) Apple iOS
12 19 (2.77%) Ubuntu
13 18 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (2.19%) Mac OS
14 15 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (1.75%) Unix
16 10 (1.46%) Debian
17 4 (0.58%) SUSE
17 4 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (16.33%) ITIL
3 102 (14.87%) DevOps
4 83 (12.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 82 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (8.02%) Software Engineering
7 47 (6.85%) Mentoring
8 43 (6.27%) Migration
9 41 (5.98%) Project Delivery
10 39 (5.69%) SDLC
11 37 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 34 (4.96%) Service Management
13 32 (4.66%) Scrum
13 32 (4.66%) Strategic Roadmap
14 29 (4.23%) OO
15 28 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
16 26 (3.79%) Infrastructure as Code
17 25 (3.64%) Configuration Management
17 25 (3.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 125 (18.22%) SQL
2 102 (14.87%) PowerShell
3 81 (11.81%) C#
4 62 (9.04%) Python
5 49 (7.14%) C++
6 39 (5.69%) JavaScript
7 30 (4.37%) Bash Shell
8 27 (3.94%) C
9 24 (3.50%) Java
10 18 (2.62%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.04%) PHP
12 12 (1.75%) VB
13 11 (1.60%) Perl
14 10 (1.46%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.31%) Ruby
15 9 (1.31%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.31%) VBScript
16 5 (0.73%) XAML
17 3 (0.44%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 57 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 43 (6.27%) CCNA
4 43 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (5.25%) Degree
6 27 (3.94%) MCSA
7 26 (3.79%) MCSE
8 14 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.75%) MCP
10 11 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (1.17%) CCNP
12 8 (1.17%) HNC
13 6 (0.87%) CISSP
14 5 (0.73%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.73%) HND
15 3 (0.44%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.44%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (9.33%) SLA
2 16 (2.33%) GDPR
3 13 (1.90%) QA
4 11 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.58%) WAI
9 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 251 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 156 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (13.41%) Hyper-V
4 54 (7.87%) Docker
5 30 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (4.23%) XenApp
7 20 (2.92%) vSphere
8 14 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.60%) KVM
9 11 (1.60%) Xen
10 9 (1.31%) BitLocker
10 9 (1.31%) Firmware
10 9 (1.31%) VirtualBox
11 8 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.87%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.73%) pfSense
14 5 (0.73%) Samba
15 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 56 (8.16%) Ansible
2 51 (7.43%) SCCM
3 29 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (3.35%) Terraform
5 17 (2.48%) Puppet
6 14 (2.04%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.75%) vCenter Server
7 12 (1.75%) WSUS
8 10 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.73%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.73%) Check_MK
11 5 (0.73%) Nagios
12 4 (0.58%) Grafana
12 4 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (0.58%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.44%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.44%) Packer
Vendors
1 347 (50.58%) Microsoft
2 247 (36.01%) VMware
3 90 (13.12%) Cisco
4 73 (10.64%) Citrix
5 41 (5.98%) Veeam
6 39 (5.69%) Oracle
7 30 (4.37%) Dell
7 30 (4.37%) McAfee
8 27 (3.94%) Sophos
9 26 (3.79%) Red Hat
10 24 (3.50%) Apple
11 23 (3.35%) HP
12 22 (3.21%) Splunk
13 18 (2.62%) Juniper
13 18 (2.62%) SolarWinds
14 16 (2.33%) CheckPoint
15 14 (2.04%) F5
15 14 (2.04%) Meraki
16 12 (1.75%) Atlassian
16 12 (1.75%) iManage