Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 473 379
Rank change year-on-year -55 -94 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 365 533 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.41% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.54% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 337 461 700
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -1.37%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £22,975
90th Percentile £57,050 £57,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.56% +11.88% +3.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 84,780 98,067 104,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.94% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 67,264 80,214 85,802
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in the UK excluding London

Windows Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows Engineer in the UK excluding London

Windows Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK excluding London

Windows Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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 -59 128 £40,000 - 13
North of England -48 74 £52,500 +50.60% 12
East of England +32 69 £37,500 -6.25% 7
South West +15 43 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Yorkshire +7 42 £52,500 +41.89% 7
North West -24 26 £49,482 +76.72% 4
Midlands +26 25 £42,500 +41.67% 5
West Midlands +45 14 £42,500 +41.67% 5
Wales +14 12 £36,750 -8.13% 1
East Midlands +7 11 £35,000 -12.50%
Scotland +5 11 £46,250 +2.78%
North East +2 6 £55,000 +61.76% 1
Northern Ireland -3 3 - -
Windows Engineer
UK

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Windows Engineer job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 365 (100.00%) Windows
2 210 (57.53%) Microsoft
3 194 (53.15%) Active Directory
4 190 (52.05%) Windows Server
5 163 (44.66%) VMware
6 128 (35.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 124 (33.97%) Office 365
8 122 (33.42%) PowerShell
9 116 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 107 (29.32%) Firewall
11 84 (23.01%) DNS
12 81 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 79 (21.64%) Linux
14 76 (20.82%) SQL
15 75 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 73 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 72 (19.73%) SQL Server
18 71 (19.45%) SCCM
19 67 (18.36%) Hyper-V
19 67 (18.36%) Finance
20 66 (18.08%) ITIL
21 63 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
22 61 (16.71%) MS Exchange
22 61 (16.71%) Citrix
23 58 (15.89%) DHCP
23 58 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
24 57 (15.62%) Windows 10
25 55 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
26 50 (13.70%) DevOps
27 45 (12.33%) MCSE

Windows Engineer Skill Set
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 61 (16.71%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.12%) Skype for Business
3 19 (5.21%) IIS
4 16 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.56%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.64%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.82%) Apache
9 3 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.55%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.55%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.55%) Confluence
10 2 (0.55%) nginx
11 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 124 (33.97%) Office 365
2 116 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (6.58%) SaaS
5 23 (6.30%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (5.21%) IaaS
7 14 (3.84%) PaaS
8 7 (1.92%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.10%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.55%) Serverless
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 107 (29.32%) Firewall
2 84 (23.01%) DNS
3 58 (15.89%) DHCP
4 43 (11.78%) SAN
5 33 (9.04%) TCP/IP
6 30 (8.22%) VPN
7 27 (7.40%) LAN
8 21 (5.75%) WAN
9 18 (4.93%) Wireless
10 15 (4.11%) VLAN
11 13 (3.56%) Skype
12 12 (3.29%) iSCSI
13 11 (3.01%) FCoE
13 11 (3.01%) Intranet
13 11 (3.01%) NAS
14 10 (2.74%) MPLS
15 9 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (2.47%) SNMP
16 8 (2.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (2.74%) Big Data
4 4 (1.10%) MySQL
5 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.27%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.27%) DB2
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.27%) Power BI
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.66%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (3.56%) JIRA
3 12 (3.29%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.47%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.19%) Redmine
7 6 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.10%) Selenium
8 4 (1.10%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.82%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.55%) GitLab
10 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.27%) RSpec
General
1 67 (18.36%) Finance
2 14 (3.84%) Marketing
2 14 (3.84%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.74%) Electronics
5 8 (2.19%) Back Office
5 8 (2.19%) Games
6 7 (1.92%) Publishing
6 7 (1.92%) Retail
7 5 (1.37%) Legal
8 4 (1.10%) Automotive
9 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.84%) .NET
2 13 (3.56%) Web Services
3 12 (3.29%) WPF
4 6 (1.64%) MFC
5 5 (1.37%) HTML
5 5 (1.37%) Qt
6 4 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.10%) OpenGL
6 4 (1.10%) Universal Windows Platform
6 4 (1.10%) WinForms
7 3 (0.82%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.82%) LDAP
7 3 (0.82%) Lucene
8 2 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.27%) JSON
9 1 (0.27%) Middleware
9 1 (0.27%) WAP
9 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.85%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.11%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.11%) PKI
3 13 (3.56%) Driving Licence
4 12 (3.29%) Clustering
5 11 (3.01%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.47%) Replication
8 5 (1.37%) EPoS
8 5 (1.37%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.37%) iPhone
8 5 (1.37%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.10%) NHS
9 4 (1.10%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.10%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.82%) BYOD
10 3 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 365 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (52.05%) Windows Server
3 81 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (21.64%) Linux
5 75 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (15.62%) Windows 10
7 31 (8.49%) Windows 7
8 28 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.47%) Unix
10 7 (1.92%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.37%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.10%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.82%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.55%) Debian
14 2 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.55%) VMS
15 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (35.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (18.08%) ITIL
3 63 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (13.70%) DevOps
5 42 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (10.68%) Mentoring
7 32 (8.77%) Software Engineering
8 29 (7.95%) Change Management
9 28 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (7.67%) Scrum
10 27 (7.40%) Migration
11 23 (6.30%) Coaching
12 22 (6.03%) Systems Engineering
13 20 (5.48%) Capacity Management
14 18 (4.93%) Service Management
15 17 (4.66%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (4.11%) Analytics
16 15 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (4.11%) High Availability
17 13 (3.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (33.42%) PowerShell
2 76 (20.82%) SQL
3 26 (7.12%) Bash Shell
3 26 (7.12%) Python
4 21 (5.75%) C#
4 21 (5.75%) C++
5 16 (4.38%) C
6 8 (2.19%) Korn
7 7 (1.92%) Ruby
7 7 (1.92%) VBScript
8 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.82%) Java
9 3 (0.82%) Perl
10 2 (0.55%) Go
10 2 (0.55%) XAML
11 1 (0.27%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (12.33%) MCSE
3 28 (7.67%) Security Cleared
4 21 (5.75%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (5.21%) MCSA
6 18 (4.93%) CCA
6 18 (4.93%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.66%) CCNA
7 17 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.01%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.74%) Degree
10 8 (2.19%) CISSP
10 8 (2.19%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (2.19%) GIAC
10 8 (2.19%) Linux+ Certification
10 8 (2.19%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (2.19%) SANS
10 8 (2.19%) SSCP
11 5 (1.37%) CCNP
11 5 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 8 (2.19%) SLA
3 6 (1.64%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.37%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.27%) GDPR
6 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 194 (53.15%) Active Directory
2 73 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (18.36%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.32%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (4.66%) vSphere
6 13 (3.56%) Docker
7 11 (3.01%) NFS
8 8 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.19%) Samba
8 8 (2.19%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.19%) XenApp
9 7 (1.92%) XenServer
10 6 (1.64%) Terminal Server
11 5 (1.37%) Firmware
11 5 (1.37%) Xen
12 3 (0.82%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.55%) iptables
13 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (19.45%) SCCM
2 29 (7.95%) SCOM
3 21 (5.75%) Puppet
4 15 (4.11%) Ansible
5 14 (3.84%) Nagios
5 14 (3.84%) vCenter Server
6 13 (3.56%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.92%) Terraform
9 6 (1.64%) Kubernetes
9 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.37%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.82%) SCSM
11 3 (0.82%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 210 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 163 (44.66%) VMware
3 61 (16.71%) Citrix
4 32 (8.77%) Cisco
5 23 (6.30%) Apple
6 22 (6.03%) Dell
7 15 (4.11%) Google
8 13 (3.56%) SolarWinds
9 12 (3.29%) HP
9 12 (3.29%) NetApp
10 10 (2.74%) Sophos
10 10 (2.74%) Veeam
11 9 (2.47%) Atlassian
11 9 (2.47%) EMC
11 9 (2.47%) SAP
11 9 (2.47%) WatchGuard
12 8 (2.19%) Brocade
12 8 (2.19%) Ivanti
12 8 (2.19%) Mitel
13 7 (1.92%) ProCurve