Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > South West
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 883 477 1,520
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 11.67% 14.36% 15.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.61% 54.76% 59.21%
Number of salaries quoted 632 391 1,286
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,250 £22,250
25th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £26,405
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,625 £37,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14% -6.67%
75th Percentile £48,000 £46,625 £47,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £44,870 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.29% +12.50% -4.41%

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 1,647 871 2,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.77% 26.22% 25.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,022 727 2,140
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,375 £25,000
25th Percentile £29,341 £31,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,750
90th Percentile £64,650 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -16 343 £35,000 -7.71% 94
Gloucestershire +8 180 £32,500 -13.33% 68
Wiltshire +2 136 £35,000 - 37
Somerset +17 72 £35,000 -29.29% 17
Devon +12 65 £33,500 -6.69% 29
Dorset -26 54 £40,000 +22.49% 29
Cornwall -14 22 £32,000 -20.99% 10
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 455 (51.53%) Microsoft
2 353 (39.98%) Active Directory
3 335 (37.94%) Azure
4 333 (37.71%) Microsoft 365
5 322 (36.47%) Windows Server
6 263 (29.78%) Linux
7 233 (26.39%) VMware
8 226 (25.59%) Social Skills
9 181 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
10 177 (20.05%) PowerShell
11 172 (19.48%) Windows 10
12 155 (17.55%) AWS
13 151 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
14 147 (16.65%) SQL
15 145 (16.42%) Firewall
15 145 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
16 142 (16.08%) C#
16 142 (16.08%) ITIL
16 142 (16.08%) Security Cleared
17 134 (15.18%) Hyper-V
18 132 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
19 131 (14.84%) DNS
20 126 (14.27%) DHCP
21 123 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 116 (13.14%) DevOps
23 113 (12.80%) Python
24 107 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
25 102 (11.55%) Ansible
26 100 (11.33%) SQL Server
27 97 (10.99%) Windows Server 2016

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 62 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 57 (6.46%) MS Exchange
3 29 (3.28%) Confluence
4 28 (3.17%) IIS
5 14 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.02%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.68%) CMS
8 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.57%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.57%) Headless CMS
9 5 (0.57%) Kentico
9 5 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.57%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.57%) WildFly
10 4 (0.45%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.23%) Apache
12 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 132 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.79%) Simulink
6 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.45%) Maya
7 4 (0.45%) NUKE
8 3 (0.34%) Houdini
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) SAP Business One
2 4 (0.45%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Line 50
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 335 (37.94%) Azure
2 333 (37.71%) Microsoft 365
3 155 (17.55%) AWS
4 67 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (4.42%) Serverless
6 30 (3.40%) GCP
7 29 (3.28%) IaaS
8 28 (3.17%) OpenShift
9 27 (3.06%) SaaS
10 24 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (2.72%) PaaS
11 20 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (1.93%) OneDrive
13 13 (1.47%) Google Workspace
14 5 (0.57%) GitHub
14 5 (0.57%) npm
14 5 (0.57%) Yarn
15 4 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
15 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 145 (16.42%) Firewall
2 131 (14.84%) DNS
3 126 (14.27%) DHCP
4 88 (9.97%) VPN
5 86 (9.74%) TCP/IP
6 63 (7.13%) WAN
7 55 (6.23%) LAN
8 52 (5.89%) SAN
9 49 (5.55%) Wireless
10 44 (4.98%) VLAN
11 26 (2.94%) VoIP
11 26 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (2.72%) Internet
13 22 (2.49%) IPv4
14 19 (2.15%) HTTP
14 19 (2.15%) OSPF
15 17 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
16 15 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (1.36%) Network Security
18 11 (1.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.21%) MongoDB
3 31 (3.51%) MySQL
4 21 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 19 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.47%) GIS
8 13 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.02%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 48 (5.44%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.53%) JIRA
3 37 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.72%) Bitbucket
5 23 (2.60%) Robot Framework
6 21 (2.38%) SonarQube
7 20 (2.27%) Eclipse
7 20 (2.27%) JMeter
8 18 (2.04%) Visual Studio
9 15 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (1.25%) Subversion
11 8 (0.91%) IDA Disassembler
12 7 (0.79%) Postman
12 7 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (0.79%) Selenium
13 5 (0.57%) Babel
13 5 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.57%) ReSharper
13 5 (0.57%) webpack
14 4 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 226 (25.59%) Social Skills
2 77 (8.72%) Finance
3 48 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.53%) Organisational Skills
5 28 (3.17%) Retail
6 24 (2.72%) Public Sector
7 20 (2.27%) Aerospace
8 17 (1.93%) Legal
8 17 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.47%) Automotive
10 11 (1.25%) Marketing
11 10 (1.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 10 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (1.02%) Games
13 8 (0.91%) Banking
14 7 (0.79%) Electronics
15 6 (0.68%) Publishing
16 5 (0.57%) Military
17 4 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 123 (13.93%) IT Support
2 107 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 101 (11.44%) Support Engineer
4 93 (10.53%) Analyst
5 74 (8.38%) IT Engineer
6 67 (7.59%) Administrator
7 62 (7.02%) Developer
8 55 (6.23%) Support Analyst
9 51 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 51 (5.78%) IT Analyst
10 46 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 46 (5.21%) Software Engineer
11 43 (4.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 40 (4.53%) Architect
13 38 (4.30%) IT Support Analyst
14 37 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
14 37 (4.19%) IT Technician
15 33 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 33 (3.74%) Support Technician
16 31 (3.51%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (10.76%) .NET
2 69 (7.81%) Web Services
3 55 (6.23%) HTML
4 49 (5.55%) Elastic Stack
5 41 (4.64%) CSS
6 38 (4.30%) WPF
7 37 (4.19%) .NET Framework
8 30 (3.40%) ASP.NET
9 28 (3.17%) REST
10 23 (2.60%) .NET Core
10 23 (2.60%) Kafka
10 23 (2.60%) React
10 23 (2.60%) SOAP
11 21 (2.38%) Apache NiFi
12 19 (2.15%) XML
13 18 (2.04%) Vue.js
14 17 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (1.81%) Entity Framework
16 15 (1.70%) ATL
16 15 (1.70%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.00%) Driving Licence
2 49 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (4.64%) Data Centre
4 36 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 35 (3.96%) User Experience
6 30 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 22 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.27%) Cyberattack
9 18 (2.04%) Clustering
10 13 (1.47%) PKI
11 12 (1.36%) Replication
12 11 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.25%) Robotics
13 10 (1.13%) Acoustics
13 10 (1.13%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.02%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Licensing
16 7 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
16 7 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
17 6 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 322 (36.47%) Windows Server
2 263 (29.78%) Linux
3 172 (19.48%) Windows 10
4 107 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (10.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 82 (9.29%) Windows Server 2019
7 59 (6.68%) Windows 7
8 50 (5.66%) Android
9 49 (5.55%) CentOS
10 33 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (3.62%) Unix
12 29 (3.28%) Apple iOS
13 27 (3.06%) Windows 8
14 22 (2.49%) Ubuntu
15 16 (1.81%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.36%) Mac OS
16 12 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.68%) CatOS
18 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
19 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (16.42%) Problem-Solving
3 142 (16.08%) ITIL
4 123 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 116 (13.14%) DevOps
6 95 (10.76%) Software Engineering
7 76 (8.61%) Scrum
8 65 (7.36%) Infrastructure as Code
8 65 (7.36%) Mentoring
9 57 (6.46%) Service Management
10 54 (6.12%) SDLC
11 51 (5.78%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 50 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
12 50 (5.66%) Migration
13 49 (5.55%) Incident Management
14 48 (5.44%) Project Management
15 46 (5.21%) Software Testing
16 45 (5.10%) Time Management
17 43 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 177 (20.05%) PowerShell
2 147 (16.65%) SQL
3 142 (16.08%) C#
4 113 (12.80%) Python
5 81 (9.17%) JavaScript
6 80 (9.06%) Bash Shell
7 77 (8.72%) Java
8 70 (7.93%) C++
9 29 (3.28%) C
10 21 (2.38%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.38%) VBScript
11 10 (1.13%) PHP
12 8 (0.91%) VB
13 7 (0.79%) C++/CLI
13 7 (0.79%) VC++
14 6 (0.68%) Perl
14 6 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 5 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 142 (16.08%) Security Cleared
2 67 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 45 (5.10%) Degree
4 42 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.15%) DBS Check
7 17 (1.93%) AWS Certification
8 16 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.70%) MCSE
10 13 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.47%) MCSA
11 10 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.91%) CCNA
12 8 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.68%) VCAP
13 6 (0.68%) VCDX
14 5 (0.57%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.57%) CCA
14 5 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.87%) SLA
2 27 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (1.25%) Accessibility
4 11 (1.25%) GDPR
5 10 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 10 (1.13%) IEC 61131
6 7 (0.79%) QA
7 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.34%) PMO
9 3 (0.34%) TickIT
10 2 (0.23%) DICOM
11 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 353 (39.98%) Active Directory
2 151 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (15.18%) Hyper-V
4 86 (9.74%) Docker
5 34 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.60%) vSphere
7 19 (2.15%) XenApp
8 12 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (1.36%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.91%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.91%) NFS
10 7 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.68%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.68%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.45%) KVM
12 4 (0.45%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.45%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (11.55%) Ansible
2 70 (7.93%) SCCM
3 65 (7.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 57 (6.46%) Terraform
5 44 (4.98%) Kubernetes
6 29 (3.28%) Puppet
7 25 (2.83%) Grafana
7 25 (2.83%) Graphite
7 25 (2.83%) Prometheus
8 15 (1.70%) WSUS
9 9 (1.02%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
11 7 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 6 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.57%) SCOM
13 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.45%) FortiGate
15 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
15 3 (0.34%) Packer
15 3 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 455 (51.53%) Microsoft
2 233 (26.39%) VMware
3 80 (9.06%) Oracle
4 79 (8.95%) Citrix
5 65 (7.36%) Cisco
6 61 (6.91%) Splunk
7 49 (5.55%) Apple
8 48 (5.44%) Veeam
9 37 (4.19%) Red Hat
10 36 (4.08%) Google
11 24 (2.72%) HP
12 23 (2.60%) Atlassian
13 21 (2.38%) NetApp
14 19 (2.15%) SAP
15 16 (1.81%) Dell
15 16 (1.81%) Sophos
16 15 (1.70%) Instagram
17 14 (1.59%) Meraki
18 13 (1.47%) ServiceNow
19 12 (1.36%) McAfee