Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows 10 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 10 over the 6 months to 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 10
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 99 145
Rank change year-on-year -29 +46 +58
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10 1,149 1,903 2,016
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.46% 3.04% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.46% 13.42% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 939 1,592 1,719
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,750 £20,500
25th Percentile £23,625 £24,500 £24,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £29,000 £30,894 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.13% +2.98% +3.45%
75th Percentile £40,000 £43,286 £42,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £53,750
UK median annual salary £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -

Windows 10 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10,024 14,179 20,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.47% 22.68% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,064 11,527 15,788
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows 10 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows 10 in the UK excluding London

Windows 10
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 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
South East -11 362 £30,500 -3.17% 57
North of England -43 254 £26,500 -11.67% 53
Midlands -14 191 £28,250 -17.52% 47
South West -43 156 £32,500 +18.18% 35
Yorkshire +3 148 £26,500 -18.46% 21
West Midlands +3 120 £30,000 -7.69% 33
East of England -3 91 £32,500 +1.56% 11
North West -68 85 £27,500 -1.79% 26
East Midlands -31 74 £25,000 -33.77% 14
Scotland -20 68 £27,500 +2.80% 10
Wales +30 32 £39,000 +41.82% 1
North East -8 21 £26,000 -5.45% 6
Channel Islands +2 1 £36,000 +44.00%
Windows 10
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, IT jobs citing Windows 10 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 1,144 (99.56%) Windows
2 824 (71.71%) Active Directory
3 763 (66.41%) Microsoft 365
4 710 (61.79%) Microsoft
5 373 (32.46%) Windows Server
6 368 (32.03%) VMware
7 345 (30.03%) Azure
8 288 (25.07%) ITIL
9 273 (23.76%) Microsoft Office
10 243 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 241 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 226 (19.67%) Windows 7
13 217 (18.89%) Citrix
14 209 (18.19%) Firewall
15 199 (17.32%) MS Exchange
16 181 (15.75%) SCCM
17 169 (14.71%) DNS
18 162 (14.10%) SharePoint
19 158 (13.75%) Windows Server 2016
20 157 (13.66%) SLA
21 156 (13.58%) Cisco
22 153 (13.32%) DHCP
23 151 (13.14%) Hyper-V
24 150 (13.05%) Azure Active Directory
25 127 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
26 123 (10.70%) Service Management
27 121 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 119 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
28 119 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
29 118 (10.27%) Windows Server 2019

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 199 (17.32%) MS Exchange
2 162 (14.10%) SharePoint
3 55 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 44 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (1.39%) IIS
7 12 (1.04%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.78%) Confluence
9 9 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.52%) nginx
11 5 (0.44%) WordPress
12 2 (0.17%) Apache
13 1 (0.087%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.087%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.087%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.087%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.087%) WebSphere
Applications
1 273 (23.76%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Sage 200
2 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.35%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.17%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.087%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.087%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 763 (66.41%) Microsoft 365
2 345 (30.03%) Azure
3 150 (13.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 54 (4.70%) AWS
5 53 (4.61%) OneDrive
6 17 (1.48%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.22%) Power Platform
8 12 (1.04%) Google Workspace
9 9 (0.78%) PaaS
10 8 (0.70%) PowerApps
10 8 (0.70%) SaaS
11 7 (0.61%) IaaS
12 6 (0.52%) Serverless
13 4 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.35%) Google Play
14 3 (0.26%) Logic Apps
15 2 (0.17%) GCP
15 2 (0.17%) Slack
16 1 (0.087%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 209 (18.19%) Firewall
2 169 (14.71%) DNS
3 153 (13.32%) DHCP
4 110 (9.57%) TCP/IP
5 101 (8.79%) VPN
6 100 (8.70%) WAN
7 94 (8.18%) LAN
8 83 (7.22%) VoIP
9 54 (4.70%) VLAN
10 50 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
11 49 (4.26%) Wireless
12 38 (3.31%) Skype
13 34 (2.96%) SAN
14 29 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (2.35%) Network Security
15 27 (2.35%) WLAN
16 24 (2.09%) Internet
17 21 (1.83%) NetScaler
18 19 (1.65%) PBX
18 19 (1.65%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.61%) Power BI
6 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.35%) MySQL
8 4 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.35%) Redis
8 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.26%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.26%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 14 (1.22%) Visual Studio
2 10 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (0.78%) JIRA
4 8 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.61%) MSI
6 5 (0.44%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.35%) Moq
8 3 (0.26%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.26%) NUnit
9 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.17%) GitLab
9 2 (0.17%) Rational Quality Manager
9 2 (0.17%) Rational Team Concert
10 1 (0.087%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.087%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.087%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.087%) TestDirector
General
1 77 (6.70%) Finance
2 60 (5.22%) Legal
3 40 (3.48%) Law
4 32 (2.79%) Digital Economy
5 29 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.83%) Back Office
7 19 (1.65%) Retail
8 17 (1.48%) Public Sector
9 16 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.13%) Marketing
11 12 (1.04%) Games
12 11 (0.96%) Electronics
13 8 (0.70%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.44%) Local Government
15 4 (0.35%) Banking
16 3 (0.26%) Billing
17 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.17%) Automotive
17 2 (0.17%) Avionics
18 1 (0.087%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 315 (27.42%) Analyst
2 242 (21.06%) IT Support
3 178 (15.49%) Support Engineer
4 154 (13.40%) IT Analyst
5 151 (13.14%) Support Analyst
6 141 (12.27%) IT Engineer
7 121 (10.53%) Service Analyst
8 120 (10.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 119 (10.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 94 (8.18%) IT Support Analyst
11 93 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 73 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
13 57 (4.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 56 (4.87%) Help Desk Analyst
15 54 (4.70%) 1st Line Support
16 53 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 53 (4.61%) IT Technician
17 52 (4.53%) Desktop Support
18 49 (4.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 47 (4.09%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.09%) .NET
2 10 (0.87%) Web Services
3 7 (0.61%) HTML
4 6 (0.52%) CSS
4 6 (0.52%) SOAP
5 5 (0.44%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.44%) XML
6 4 (0.35%) .NET Core
6 4 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.35%) RESTful
7 3 (0.26%) COM
7 3 (0.26%) LDAP
8 2 (0.17%) Ajax
8 2 (0.17%) LAMP
8 2 (0.17%) REST
8 2 (0.17%) XMPP
9 1 (0.087%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.087%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.087%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.66%) Driving Licence
2 62 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.44%) Smartphone
6 23 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 22 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.04%) iPhone
9 12 (1.04%) NHS
9 12 (1.04%) User Experience
10 11 (0.96%) Clustering
11 10 (0.87%) AS400
11 10 (0.87%) Replication
12 9 (0.78%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.78%) PKI
12 9 (0.78%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.70%) iPad
14 6 (0.52%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1,144 (99.56%) Windows
2 373 (32.46%) Windows Server
3 241 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 226 (19.67%) Windows 7
5 158 (13.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 119 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 118 (10.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 114 (9.92%) Linux
9 76 (6.61%) Windows 8
10 50 (4.35%) Android
11 26 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (2.18%) Apple iOS
13 20 (1.74%) Mac OS
14 14 (1.22%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.13%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.87%) CentOS
16 10 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.61%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.52%) VMS
19 4 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (25.07%) ITIL
2 123 (10.70%) Service Management
3 121 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 119 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
5 62 (5.40%) Service Delivery
6 57 (4.96%) Migration
7 50 (4.35%) Line Management
8 48 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 46 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (3.74%) Document Management
11 39 (3.39%) ITSM
12 38 (3.31%) Project Management
12 38 (3.31%) Time Management
13 37 (3.22%) Application Packaging
13 37 (3.22%) Coaching
13 37 (3.22%) Incident Management
13 37 (3.22%) Mentoring
14 33 (2.87%) Asset Management
15 32 (2.79%) ITIL V3
16 31 (2.70%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 112 (9.75%) PowerShell
2 94 (8.18%) SQL
3 19 (1.65%) C#
4 16 (1.39%) C
5 14 (1.22%) Python
6 11 (0.96%) PHP
7 10 (0.87%) VB
8 9 (0.78%) VBScript
9 8 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.52%) C++
10 6 (0.52%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.44%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.44%) VBA
12 4 (0.35%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.35%) VB6
13 3 (0.26%) X++
14 2 (0.17%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.17%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.17%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 127 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (8.09%) MCSE
3 73 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 66 (5.74%) SC Cleared
5 46 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 43 (3.74%) Degree
7 34 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (2.52%) MCSA
10 26 (2.26%) CCNA
11 24 (2.09%) MCP
12 14 (1.22%) A+ Certification
13 11 (0.96%) CCNP
13 11 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.78%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.78%) HND
15 8 (0.70%) HNC
15 8 (0.70%) JNCIP
16 7 (0.61%) VCP6
17 6 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (13.66%) SLA
2 44 (3.83%) GDPR
3 16 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.31%) QA
5 11 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.52%) NIST
7 6 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.35%) COBIT
9 2 (0.17%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 2 (0.17%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.087%) Def Stans
System Software
1 824 (71.71%) Active Directory
2 243 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (13.14%) Hyper-V
4 56 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (3.83%) vSphere
6 38 (3.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 32 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (2.26%) XenApp
9 23 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.74%) BitLocker
11 17 (1.48%) VMware NSX
12 16 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.96%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 8 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
14 8 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.70%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.61%) Docker
16 6 (0.52%) pfSense
17 3 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 181 (15.75%) SCCM
2 105 (9.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (2.35%) WSUS
4 14 (1.22%) vCenter Server
5 11 (0.96%) AirWatch
5 11 (0.96%) FortiGate
5 11 (0.96%) Jamf Pro
6 9 (0.78%) PaperCut
7 6 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.52%) HAProxy
7 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.52%) Nagios
7 6 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.52%) vRealize
8 5 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.35%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.35%) WMI
10 3 (0.26%) Ansible
10 3 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 710 (61.79%) Microsoft
2 368 (32.03%) VMware
3 217 (18.89%) Citrix
4 156 (13.58%) Cisco
5 51 (4.44%) Veeam
6 42 (3.66%) ServiceNow
7 39 (3.39%) Apple
8 32 (2.79%) HP
8 32 (2.79%) Sophos
9 29 (2.52%) Avaya
10 26 (2.26%) Juniper
11 25 (2.18%) iManage
11 25 (2.18%) Ivanti
11 25 (2.18%) Meraki
12 21 (1.83%) Dell
13 20 (1.74%) Google
13 20 (1.74%) Oracle
14 17 (1.48%) SolarWinds
14 17 (1.48%) SonicWALL
15 16 (1.39%) Mitel