Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 363 208 164
Rank change year-on-year -155 -44 +12
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 327 967 1,775
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.70% 1.57% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.25% 6.95% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 271 828 1,446
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,619 £19,500
25th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,300
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% - -
75th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £44,870 £45,075 £48,750
UK median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

Windows 7 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 10,072 13,907 20,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.44% 22.64% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,116 11,322 15,729
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 £55,381 £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 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the UK excluding London

Windows 7
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows 7 in the UK excluding London

Windows 7
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows 7 in the UK excluding London

Windows 7
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 7 within the UK excluding London 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
North of England -54 87 £26,500 -3.64% 29
South East -136 55 £32,000 +16.36% 18
Midlands -66 51 £27,500 - 19
Yorkshire +10 50 £26,000 -8.77% 9
South West -56 46 £32,500 +20.37% 4
East of England +20 39 £26,500 -15.87% 7
Scotland +1 32 £29,000 +28.89% 5
West Midlands -32 26 £27,500 +10.00% 12
East Midlands -40 25 £27,500 -11.29% 7
North West -52 24 £42,500 +51.79% 15
Wales +27 16 £25,000 -3.85% 1
North East -2 13 £26,000 +13.04% 5
Channel Islands +3 1 £36,000 +44.00%
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT jobs citing Windows 7 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 7.

1 327 (100.00%) Windows
2 222 (67.89%) Windows 10
3 210 (64.22%) Microsoft
4 201 (61.47%) Active Directory
5 197 (60.24%) Microsoft 365
6 123 (37.61%) Windows Server
7 109 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
8 92 (28.13%) VMware
9 90 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 88 (26.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 81 (24.77%) MS Exchange
12 78 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 76 (23.24%) Windows 8
14 69 (21.10%) Cisco
15 60 (18.35%) Azure
16 59 (18.04%) Firewall
17 58 (17.74%) Windows Server 2016
18 57 (17.43%) ITIL
19 55 (16.82%) DNS
20 52 (15.90%) SQL Server
21 47 (14.37%) LAN
22 46 (14.07%) SQL
23 45 (13.76%) WAN
24 44 (13.46%) DHCP
25 43 (13.15%) Hyper-V
25 43 (13.15%) SCCM
26 42 (12.84%) TCP/IP
27 41 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 40 (12.23%) Linux
29 38 (11.62%) VPN

Windows 7
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 81 (24.77%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.62%) SharePoint
3 32 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (7.03%) IIS
5 22 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (3.36%) Apache
9 6 (1.83%) nginx
10 5 (1.53%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 109 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.92%) Houdini
5 3 (0.92%) Maya
5 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.92%) NUKE
5 3 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Bond Adapt
1 4 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 197 (60.24%) Microsoft 365
2 60 (18.35%) Azure
3 37 (11.31%) AWS
4 17 (5.20%) Mimecast
5 9 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.14%) Google Workspace
6 7 (2.14%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.92%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.31%) Azure Storage
10 1 (0.31%) IaaS
10 1 (0.31%) PaaS
10 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (18.04%) Firewall
2 55 (16.82%) DNS
3 47 (14.37%) LAN
4 45 (13.76%) WAN
5 44 (13.46%) DHCP
6 42 (12.84%) TCP/IP
7 38 (11.62%) VPN
8 30 (9.17%) VLAN
9 18 (5.50%) Skype
10 17 (5.20%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (4.28%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (3.98%) Wireless
13 12 (3.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (2.75%) SAN
15 8 (2.45%) Internet
16 7 (2.14%) MPLS
16 7 (2.14%) Network Security
17 6 (1.83%) Cisco ISE
17 6 (1.83%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.22%) Redis
5 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.61%) Power BI
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) JIRA
1 4 (1.22%) Moq
1 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.92%) NUnit
3 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (10.09%) Finance
2 14 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.67%) Retail
4 7 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.22%) Back Office
5 4 (1.22%) Front Office
5 4 (1.22%) Law
6 3 (0.92%) Local Government
6 3 (0.92%) Marketing
6 3 (0.92%) Swedish Language
6 3 (0.92%) Welsh Language
7 2 (0.61%) Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 99 (30.28%) Analyst
2 60 (18.35%) Support Analyst
3 57 (17.43%) Support Engineer
4 53 (16.21%) IT Support
5 40 (12.23%) IT Analyst
6 38 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (10.40%) IT Engineer
8 33 (10.09%) Service Analyst
8 33 (10.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 31 (9.48%) 1st Line Support
10 29 (8.87%) IT Support Analyst
11 28 (8.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 22 (6.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 22 (6.73%) Administrator
13 17 (5.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 16 (4.89%) Desktop Support
14 16 (4.89%) IT Support Engineer
14 16 (4.89%) Service Desk Engineer
15 15 (4.59%) IT Administrator
16 14 (4.28%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.67%) .NET
2 9 (2.75%) COM
3 7 (2.14%) CSS
3 7 (2.14%) HTML
4 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.31%) Ajax
5 1 (0.31%) LDAP
5 1 (0.31%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.42%) Management Information System
2 19 (5.81%) Driving Licence
3 16 (4.89%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.45%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.45%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.14%) Replication
8 5 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.53%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.92%) Life Science
9 3 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.92%) Wiki
10 2 (0.61%) AS400
10 2 (0.61%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.61%) NHS
10 2 (0.61%) SCADA
10 2 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 327 (100.00%) Windows
2 222 (67.89%) Windows 10
3 123 (37.61%) Windows Server
4 90 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (26.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (23.24%) Windows 8
7 58 (17.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 40 (12.23%) Linux
9 35 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (9.48%) Android
11 18 (5.50%) Windows XP
12 16 (4.89%) Mac OS X
12 16 (4.89%) Windows Server 2019
13 13 (3.98%) Apple iOS
13 13 (3.98%) Windows Vista
14 7 (2.14%) CentOS
15 4 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.31%) HPUX
17 1 (0.31%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.43%) ITIL
2 41 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (7.03%) Service Management
5 22 (6.73%) Incident Management
6 18 (5.50%) Migration
7 17 (5.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (4.89%) ITSM
9 15 (4.59%) ERP
9 15 (4.59%) Mentoring
10 14 (4.28%) E-Commerce
11 13 (3.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 13 (3.98%) Logistics
12 12 (3.67%) Project Management
12 12 (3.67%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.36%) Antivirus Management
13 11 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (3.06%) CRM
14 10 (3.06%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.07%) SQL
2 22 (6.73%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.75%) VB
4 8 (2.45%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.83%) C#
6 4 (1.22%) Python
6 4 (1.22%) VB6
7 2 (0.61%) C
7 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.31%) Delphi
8 1 (0.31%) Perl
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.65%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (4.89%) MCSE
4 15 (4.59%) CCNA
5 14 (4.28%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.06%) Degree
7 9 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.14%) CCNP
8 7 (2.14%) HNC
8 7 (2.14%) HND
8 7 (2.14%) MCP
8 7 (2.14%) MCSA
9 6 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.53%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.92%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.95%) SLA
2 6 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (1.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (0.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.31%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 201 (61.47%) Active Directory
2 78 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (13.15%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.67%) BitLocker
7 10 (3.06%) XenApp
8 9 (2.75%) vSphere
9 4 (1.22%) Docker
9 4 (1.22%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.92%) NFS
10 3 (0.92%) Samba
11 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (13.15%) SCCM
2 9 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.83%) HAProxy
3 6 (1.83%) Nagios
4 5 (1.53%) PaperCut
5 4 (1.22%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.22%) WMI
6 2 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.61%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.61%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.61%) WSUS
7 1 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 210 (64.22%) Microsoft
2 92 (28.13%) VMware
3 69 (21.10%) Cisco
4 32 (9.79%) Citrix
5 23 (7.03%) ServiceNow
6 20 (6.12%) Veeam
7 15 (4.59%) Apple
8 14 (4.28%) Meraki
9 12 (3.67%) Remedy
10 11 (3.36%) HP
11 10 (3.06%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.75%) Oracle
13 8 (2.45%) IBM
13 8 (2.45%) NetApp
14 7 (2.14%) Google
14 7 (2.14%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.83%) Dell
15 6 (1.83%) Sophos
16 5 (1.53%) Juniper
16 5 (1.53%) MobileIron