Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 536 446 416
Rank change year-on-year -90 -30 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 409 577 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.43% 0.58% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.60% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 387 504 694
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,050 £53,750 £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 92,930 96,279 110,028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.91% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 74,834 79,019 90,803
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -57 140 £40,000 - 15
North of England -71 92 £44,500 +27.14% 22
East of England +28 71 £42,500 +6.25% 9
South West +2 52 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Yorkshire -52 46 £47,500 +35.71% 12
North West +2 45 £40,000 +6.67% 10
Midlands +22 37 £37,500 -15.73% 4
East Midlands -3 19 £35,000 -22.22% 1
West Midlands +34 18 £41,250 +3.13% 3
Wales +22 8 £36,000 - 1
Scotland -22 7 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £40,000 - 1
North East -27 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 409 (100.00%) Windows
2 243 (59.41%) Windows Server
3 227 (55.50%) Microsoft
4 222 (54.28%) Active Directory
5 200 (48.90%) VMware
6 140 (34.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 121 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 118 (28.85%) PowerShell
9 116 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 93 (22.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 92 (22.49%) SCCM
12 88 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 88 (21.52%) Linux
13 87 (21.27%) SQL
13 87 (21.27%) Office 365
14 85 (20.78%) SQL Server
15 82 (20.05%) Hyper-V
16 81 (19.80%) Firewall
17 75 (18.34%) DNS
18 74 (18.09%) Citrix
19 72 (17.60%) MS Exchange
20 68 (16.63%) Microsoft Certification
21 67 (16.38%) Finance
22 66 (16.14%) SAN
23 65 (15.89%) ITIL
23 65 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
24 60 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
25 54 (13.20%) DevOps
26 52 (12.71%) Cisco
27 50 (12.22%) Data Centre

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 72 (17.60%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (4.65%) IIS
5 15 (3.67%) OpenStack
6 14 (3.42%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.44%) CloudStack
9 9 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (2.20%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.22%) MTS
11 3 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.73%) Confluence
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 28 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 121 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (21.27%) Office 365
3 65 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.91%) SaaS
5 12 (2.93%) PaaS
6 11 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.20%) IaaS
8 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.49%) Serverless
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.24%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 81 (19.80%) Firewall
2 75 (18.34%) DNS
3 66 (16.14%) SAN
4 49 (11.98%) TCP/IP
5 46 (11.25%) DHCP
6 38 (9.29%) LAN
7 37 (9.05%) WAN
8 26 (6.36%) VPN
9 19 (4.65%) NAS
9 19 (4.65%) VoIP
10 14 (3.42%) Wireless
11 13 (3.18%) VLAN
12 12 (2.93%) Network Security
13 9 (2.20%) Internet
13 9 (2.20%) MPLS
14 8 (1.96%) FCoE
14 8 (1.96%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.96%) Skype
14 8 (1.96%) SNMP
15 7 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.47%) Big Data
4 5 (1.22%) MySQL
4 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.67%) JIRA
1 15 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 13 (3.18%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (1.96%) Redmine
6 7 (1.71%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.22%) Selenium
8 5 (1.22%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.98%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.73%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.73%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.73%) Chocolatey
10 3 (0.73%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.73%) Subversion
11 2 (0.49%) Buildbot
11 2 (0.49%) GitLab
11 2 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 67 (16.38%) Finance
2 21 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.40%) Retail
4 15 (3.67%) Back Office
5 14 (3.42%) Games
6 12 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.69%) Banking
8 10 (2.44%) Legal
9 7 (1.71%) Electronics
9 7 (1.71%) Marketing
10 4 (0.98%) Automotive
10 4 (0.98%) Local Government
10 4 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.73%) Law
11 3 (0.73%) Military
12 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.33%) .NET
2 13 (3.18%) Web Services
3 7 (1.71%) XML
4 6 (1.47%) WCF
5 5 (1.22%) COM+
5 5 (1.22%) DCOM
6 4 (0.98%) MFC
7 3 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.73%) Lucene
7 3 (0.73%) Qt
7 3 (0.73%) WPF
8 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.49%) HTML
8 2 (0.49%) JSON
8 2 (0.49%) LDAP
8 2 (0.49%) OpenGL
8 2 (0.49%) Universal Windows Platform
8 2 (0.49%) WinForms
9 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.24%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.38%) Driving Licence
3 20 (4.89%) Clustering
4 18 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.69%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.20%) Replication
8 7 (1.71%) PKI
9 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.22%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.22%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.22%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.98%) iPhone
12 3 (0.73%) Fintech
12 3 (0.73%) NHS
12 3 (0.73%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 409 (100.00%) Windows
2 243 (59.41%) Windows Server
3 93 (22.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 88 (21.52%) Linux
4 88 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (7.82%) Windows 10
6 28 (6.85%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.71%) CentOS
10 6 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.22%) SUSE
12 4 (0.98%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.98%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.73%) Android
13 3 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.73%) Unix
13 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (34.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 65 (15.89%) ITIL
3 60 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (13.20%) DevOps
5 34 (8.31%) Mentoring
6 33 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (6.36%) Software Engineering
9 25 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (5.87%) High Availability
11 22 (5.38%) Scrum
12 21 (5.13%) Configuration Management
13 20 (4.89%) Change Management
14 15 (3.67%) Incident Management
14 15 (3.67%) Load Balancing
15 14 (3.42%) Information Security
16 13 (3.18%) Deployment Automation
16 13 (3.18%) E-Commerce
17 12 (2.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (28.85%) PowerShell
2 87 (21.27%) SQL
3 38 (9.29%) Python
4 29 (7.09%) C#
5 18 (4.40%) Ruby
6 15 (3.67%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.93%) C++
8 11 (2.69%) C
9 10 (2.44%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.20%) Perl
11 8 (1.96%) Korn
12 5 (1.22%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.98%) VBScript
14 2 (0.49%) Java
14 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.49%) Tcl
15 1 (0.24%) Go
15 1 (0.24%) VB
15 1 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 68 (16.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (11.49%) MCSE
3 28 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.36%) CCNA
5 25 (6.11%) Degree
5 25 (6.11%) MCP
6 22 (5.38%) Security Cleared
7 17 (4.16%) MCITP
8 12 (2.93%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.69%) CCNP
9 11 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (2.20%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (2.20%) MCSA
10 9 (2.20%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (1.96%) CISSP
11 8 (1.96%) GIAC
11 8 (1.96%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (1.96%) SANS
11 8 (1.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.93%) SLA
3 9 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.47%) ISO 14001
4 6 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.47%) QA
5 5 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 222 (54.28%) Active Directory
2 116 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (20.05%) Hyper-V
4 28 (6.85%) vSphere
5 23 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.91%) Docker
6 16 (3.91%) XenApp
7 15 (3.67%) XenServer
8 13 (3.18%) Xen
9 11 (2.69%) Terminal Services
10 10 (2.44%) XenDesktop
11 9 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.96%) NFS
12 8 (1.96%) Samba
12 8 (1.96%) VMware NSX
13 7 (1.71%) Firmware
14 5 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.73%) KVM
15 3 (0.73%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.73%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 92 (22.49%) SCCM
2 42 (10.27%) Puppet
2 42 (10.27%) SCOM
3 31 (7.58%) Ansible
4 30 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (4.40%) vCenter Server
6 14 (3.42%) Terraform
7 13 (3.18%) Nagios
8 8 (1.96%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.96%) SCOrch
8 8 (1.96%) WSUS
9 6 (1.47%) Kubernetes
9 6 (1.47%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.22%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.22%) Cacti
10 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (1.22%) vRealize
11 4 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.98%) Packer
Vendors
1 227 (55.50%) Microsoft
2 200 (48.90%) VMware
3 74 (18.09%) Citrix
4 52 (12.71%) Cisco
5 23 (5.62%) SolarWinds
6 20 (4.89%) Dell
6 20 (4.89%) Veeam
7 19 (4.65%) EMC
8 18 (4.40%) Oracle
9 17 (4.16%) NetApp
10 16 (3.91%) Google
11 15 (3.67%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.93%) HP
13 8 (1.96%) Apple
13 8 (1.96%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.71%) Ivanti
15 5 (1.22%) Brocade
15 5 (1.22%) Mitel
15 5 (1.22%) SAP
15 5 (1.22%) Sophos