Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 473 381
Rank change year-on-year -64 -92 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 385 520 829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.42% 0.54% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.55% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 367 442 741
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% +1.39% +2.86%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,500 £51,225 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 89,254 93,962 106,639
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.92% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 71,623 76,993 87,821
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -14 131 £39,500 +3.27% 18
North of England -61 85 £52,500 +64.06% 16
East of England +18 80 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Yorkshire -30 49 £52,500 +56.72% 8
South West +9 45 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North West -17 32 £50,250 +79.46% 7
Midlands +3 22 £35,000 -12.50% 6
West Midlands +27 12 £42,500 +41.67% 3
Wales +8 12 £36,750 -8.13%
East Midlands -25 10 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Scotland -9 9 £45,000 - 5
North East -7 4 £55,000 +61.76% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 385 (100.00%) Windows
2 225 (58.44%) Microsoft
3 212 (55.06%) Active Directory
4 207 (53.77%) Windows Server
5 175 (45.45%) VMware
6 131 (34.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 119 (30.91%) PowerShell
8 115 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
9 107 (27.79%) Office 365
10 106 (27.53%) Firewall
11 92 (23.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 91 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 90 (23.38%) SQL
14 87 (22.60%) DNS
15 85 (22.08%) SQL Server
16 81 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 81 (21.04%) SCCM
17 77 (20.00%) Linux
18 72 (18.70%) Hyper-V
19 71 (18.44%) MS Exchange
20 68 (17.66%) Finance
21 66 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
22 65 (16.88%) Citrix
23 60 (15.58%) DevOps
24 55 (14.29%) DHCP
25 53 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
26 52 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
27 51 (13.25%) SAN
27 51 (13.25%) Windows 10
28 50 (12.99%) ITIL

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 71 (18.44%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (4.68%) Skype for Business
5 17 (4.42%) IIS
6 14 (3.64%) OpenStack
7 12 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.60%) CloudStack
9 9 (2.34%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.78%) Confluence
12 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 43 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 115 (29.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (27.79%) Office 365
3 52 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (4.68%) SaaS
5 17 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (3.90%) PaaS
7 14 (3.64%) IaaS
8 10 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.52%) Serverless
11 1 (0.26%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 106 (27.53%) Firewall
2 87 (22.60%) DNS
3 55 (14.29%) DHCP
4 51 (13.25%) SAN
5 44 (11.43%) LAN
6 42 (10.91%) WAN
7 38 (9.87%) TCP/IP
8 33 (8.57%) VPN
9 18 (4.68%) Wireless
10 16 (4.16%) VLAN
11 13 (3.38%) iSCSI
12 12 (3.12%) MPLS
13 11 (2.86%) NAS
14 10 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (2.60%) VoIP
15 9 (2.34%) Intranet
15 9 (2.34%) Skype
15 9 (2.34%) SNMP
16 8 (2.08%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.16%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (2.86%) Big Data
4 5 (1.30%) MySQL
5 2 (0.52%) DB2
5 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (4.16%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.90%) JIRA
2 15 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (2.34%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.08%) Redmine
6 7 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.56%) Selenium
7 6 (1.56%) SoapUI
7 6 (1.56%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.04%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.78%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.78%) Chocolatey
10 3 (0.78%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.52%) Buildbot
11 2 (0.52%) GitLab
11 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.52%) Trac
General
1 68 (17.66%) Finance
2 18 (4.68%) Back Office
3 12 (3.12%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.12%) Retail
3 12 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.86%) Marketing
5 10 (2.60%) Electronics
5 10 (2.60%) Games
6 8 (2.08%) Banking
7 7 (1.82%) Legal
8 6 (1.56%) Publishing
9 4 (1.04%) Automotive
9 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.78%) Law
10 3 (0.78%) Military
11 2 (0.52%) Local Government
11 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.45%) .NET
2 12 (3.12%) Web Services
3 7 (1.82%) MFC
4 6 (1.56%) WPF
5 5 (1.30%) Qt
6 4 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.04%) OpenGL
6 4 (1.04%) Universal Windows Platform
6 4 (1.04%) WinForms
7 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.78%) HTML
7 3 (0.78%) Lucene
8 2 (0.52%) JSON
8 2 (0.52%) LDAP
8 2 (0.52%) XML
9 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.26%) Middleware
9 1 (0.26%) WAP
9 1 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.31%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.19%) Driving Licence
4 19 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (4.42%) PKI
6 15 (3.90%) Clustering
7 12 (3.12%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.08%) Replication
9 7 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.30%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.30%) iPhone
11 4 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.04%) NHS
11 4 (1.04%) Smartcard
12 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.78%) EPoS
12 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 385 (100.00%) Windows
2 207 (53.77%) Windows Server
3 92 (23.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (20.00%) Linux
6 51 (13.25%) Windows 10
7 31 (8.05%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.82%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.30%) SUSE
10 5 (1.30%) Unix
11 4 (1.04%) CentOS
12 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) Android
13 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (34.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (15.58%) DevOps
4 50 (12.99%) ITIL
5 35 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 35 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (9.09%) Scrum
6 31 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (7.27%) Change Management
8 25 (6.49%) Software Engineering
9 24 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (4.94%) Migration
11 18 (4.68%) Configuration Management
12 17 (4.42%) Capacity Management
12 17 (4.42%) Incident Management
13 16 (4.16%) Coaching
13 16 (4.16%) High Availability
13 16 (4.16%) Service Management
14 14 (3.64%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 119 (30.91%) PowerShell
2 90 (23.38%) SQL
3 31 (8.05%) Python
4 20 (5.19%) C#
5 16 (4.16%) Ruby
6 15 (3.90%) Bash Shell
6 15 (3.90%) C++
7 12 (3.12%) C
8 8 (2.08%) Korn
9 6 (1.56%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.30%) Perl
11 4 (1.04%) VBScript
12 3 (0.78%) Java
13 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.52%) XAML
14 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (10.39%) MCSE
3 26 (6.75%) Security Cleared
4 24 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (5.71%) CCNA
6 14 (3.64%) Degree
7 13 (3.38%) SC Cleared
8 12 (3.12%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (2.86%) MCP
10 10 (2.60%) CCNP
10 10 (2.60%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (2.34%) MCITP
12 8 (2.08%) CISSP
12 8 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (2.08%) GIAC
12 8 (2.08%) Linux+ Certification
12 8 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (2.08%) SANS
12 8 (2.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 9 (2.34%) SLA
3 6 (1.56%) ISO 14001
3 6 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.30%) QA
5 3 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.52%) GDPR
6 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 212 (55.06%) Active Directory
2 91 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (18.70%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (5.97%) vSphere
6 15 (3.90%) Docker
6 15 (3.90%) XenServer
7 12 (3.12%) Terminal Services
7 12 (3.12%) Xen
8 10 (2.60%) XenApp
9 8 (2.08%) NFS
9 8 (2.08%) Samba
9 8 (2.08%) VMware NSX
10 5 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.78%) Firmware
11 3 (0.78%) KVM
12 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 81 (21.04%) SCCM
2 37 (9.61%) SCOM
3 34 (8.83%) Puppet
4 25 (6.49%) Ansible
5 23 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.68%) vCenter Server
7 15 (3.90%) Nagios
8 14 (3.64%) Backup Exec
9 10 (2.60%) Terraform
10 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.82%) WSUS
12 5 (1.30%) Cacti
12 5 (1.30%) Kubernetes
12 5 (1.30%) vRealize
13 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.78%) Packer
14 3 (0.78%) SCSM
14 3 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 225 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 175 (45.45%) VMware
3 65 (16.88%) Citrix
4 45 (11.69%) Cisco
5 24 (6.23%) Dell
6 21 (5.45%) SolarWinds
7 19 (4.94%) Veeam
8 17 (4.42%) Oracle
9 16 (4.16%) EMC
9 16 (4.16%) NetApp
10 13 (3.38%) Google
10 13 (3.38%) HP
11 11 (2.86%) Atlassian
11 11 (2.86%) Mitel
12 10 (2.60%) Apple
13 8 (2.08%) Brocade
13 8 (2.08%) SAP
14 7 (1.82%) Ivanti
14 7 (1.82%) Sophos
14 7 (1.82%) WatchGuard