Period
to 15 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 10
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 109 152
Rank change year-on-year -53 +43 +47
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10 1,713 3,266 3,527
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.05% 2.91% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.48% 13.59% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,444 2,780 3,007
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
75th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £30,894 £30,000
% change year-on-year -6.13% +2.98% +3.45%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 16,345 24,035 34,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.54% 21.38% 23.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13,227 19,597 27,785
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows 10.

Salary trend for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows 10 over the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows 10 in the UK

Windows 10
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 15 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
England -53 1,564 £32,500 -2.99% 259
UK excluding London -28 1,141 £29,000 -6.13% 219
London -92 495 £45,000 +20.00% 55
South East -7 360 £30,500 -3.17% 54
Work from Home -62 270 £40,000 -27.27% 27
North of England -31 253 £26,500 -11.67% 46
Midlands -23 190 £28,500 -17.39% 50
South West -42 154 £32,500 +18.18% 38
Yorkshire 0 147 £26,500 -18.46% 18
West Midlands +12 118 £30,000 -7.69% 32
East of England -10 93 £32,500 +1.56% 14
North West -66 85 £27,500 -1.79% 23
East Midlands -28 75 £25,000 -34.21% 18
Scotland -19 65 £27,500 +2.80% 15
Wales +26 31 £38,000 +38.18% 2
North East -1 21 £26,000 -5.45% 5
Channel Islands +2 1 £36,000 +44.00%

For the 6 months to 15 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 with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 1,695 (98.95%) Windows
2 1,246 (72.74%) Active Directory
3 1,179 (68.83%) Microsoft 365
4 1,037 (60.54%) Microsoft
5 581 (33.92%) Windows Server
6 580 (33.86%) Azure
7 504 (29.42%) VMware
8 436 (25.45%) ITIL
9 414 (24.17%) Microsoft Office
10 392 (22.88%) Windows 7
11 342 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 318 (18.56%) Citrix
13 316 (18.45%) SCCM
14 315 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 284 (16.58%) Firewall
16 260 (15.18%) MS Exchange
17 257 (15.00%) SharePoint
18 256 (14.94%) DNS
18 256 (14.94%) Azure Active Directory
19 235 (13.72%) PowerShell
20 233 (13.60%) Microsoft Intune
21 231 (13.49%) DHCP
21 231 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
22 224 (13.08%) Windows Server 2016
23 222 (12.96%) Cisco
24 207 (12.08%) SLA
25 198 (11.56%) Finance
25 198 (11.56%) Hyper-V
26 196 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
27 188 (10.97%) TCP/IP

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 260 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 257 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 58 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (1.28%) IIS
6 22 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 12 (0.70%) Confluence
8 10 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (0.41%) nginx
10 5 (0.29%) WordPress
11 4 (0.23%) Apache
12 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.058%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.058%) CMS
14 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.058%) Site Server
14 1 (0.058%) Tomcat
Applications
1 414 (24.17%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.35%) Camtasia
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.41%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.35%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.29%) Eikon
5 4 (0.23%) Endur
5 4 (0.23%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.12%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.058%) Magento
8 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.058%) Relativity
8 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.058%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.058%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.058%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,179 (68.83%) Microsoft 365
2 580 (33.86%) Azure
3 256 (14.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 82 (4.79%) AWS
5 80 (4.67%) OneDrive
6 33 (1.93%) Mimecast
7 28 (1.63%) Power Platform
8 21 (1.23%) SaaS
9 20 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.17%) IaaS
10 19 (1.11%) PowerApps
11 16 (0.93%) PaaS
12 15 (0.88%) Google Workspace
13 8 (0.47%) Serverless
14 7 (0.41%) Power Automate
15 6 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.23%) GCP
16 4 (0.23%) Google Play
17 3 (0.18%) Slack
17 3 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 284 (16.58%) Firewall
2 256 (14.94%) DNS
3 231 (13.49%) DHCP
4 188 (10.97%) TCP/IP
5 168 (9.81%) VPN
6 142 (8.29%) WAN
7 140 (8.17%) LAN
8 101 (5.90%) VoIP
9 82 (4.79%) VLAN
10 64 (3.74%) Remote Desktop
11 57 (3.33%) SAN
12 56 (3.27%) Wireless
13 52 (3.04%) Skype
14 44 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (2.39%) Network Security
16 40 (2.34%) Internet
17 32 (1.87%) NetScaler
18 28 (1.63%) VSAN
19 27 (1.58%) WLAN
20 24 (1.40%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.47%) Power BI
8 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.29%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.29%) MySQL
9 5 (0.29%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.29%) Redis
10 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (1.23%) JIRA
2 16 (0.93%) MSI
3 14 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.29%) Moq
8 4 (0.23%) NUnit
9 3 (0.18%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.18%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.12%) Rational Team Concert
11 1 (0.058%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.058%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.058%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.058%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.058%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.058%) GitLab
11 1 (0.058%) Rational Quality Manager
11 1 (0.058%) TestDirector
General
1 198 (11.56%) Finance
2 101 (5.90%) Legal
3 70 (4.09%) Law
4 46 (2.69%) Digital Economy
5 43 (2.51%) Banking
5 43 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.10%) Public Sector
7 34 (1.98%) Retail
8 31 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.63%) Marketing
10 22 (1.28%) Back Office
11 17 (0.99%) Electronics
12 13 (0.76%) Games
13 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.47%) Front Office
14 8 (0.47%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.41%) Advertising
16 6 (0.35%) German Language
16 6 (0.35%) Local Government
17 4 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 458 (26.74%) Analyst
2 306 (17.86%) IT Support
3 263 (15.35%) Support Engineer
4 229 (13.37%) Support Analyst
5 197 (11.50%) IT Analyst
6 169 (9.87%) 2nd Line Support
7 165 (9.63%) IT Engineer
8 162 (9.46%) Service Analyst
9 156 (9.11%) Service Desk Analyst
10 147 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 127 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
12 109 (6.36%) Desktop Support
13 87 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
14 79 (4.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 71 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 68 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
17 66 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
17 66 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
18 65 (3.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 64 (3.74%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.63%) .NET
2 24 (1.40%) Web Services
3 10 (0.58%) HTML
4 8 (0.47%) CSS
5 7 (0.41%) SOAP
5 7 (0.41%) XML
6 6 (0.35%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.29%) .NET Core
7 5 (0.29%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.29%) RESTful
8 4 (0.23%) COM
8 4 (0.23%) WSH
9 3 (0.18%) Ajax
9 3 (0.18%) LAMP
9 3 (0.18%) LDAP
9 3 (0.18%) XMPP
10 2 (0.12%) jQuery
10 2 (0.12%) OAuth
10 2 (0.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.20%) Driving Licence
3 71 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 50 (2.92%) Data Centre
6 38 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
7 33 (1.93%) Smartphone
8 32 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 29 (1.69%) iPhone
10 23 (1.34%) Clustering
11 20 (1.17%) iPad
11 20 (1.17%) User Experience
12 18 (1.05%) Replication
13 16 (0.93%) Blackberry
13 16 (0.93%) NHS
14 12 (0.70%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.58%) AS400
15 10 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.58%) Fat Client
15 10 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,695 (98.95%) Windows
2 581 (33.92%) Windows Server
3 392 (22.88%) Windows 7
4 315 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 224 (13.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 196 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 155 (9.05%) Linux
8 145 (8.46%) Windows Server 2019
9 92 (5.37%) Windows 8
10 85 (4.96%) Android
11 63 (3.68%) Apple iOS
12 57 (3.33%) Mac OS
13 39 (2.28%) Mac OS X
14 29 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (1.23%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (0.70%) CentOS
17 12 (0.70%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.41%) SUSE
18 7 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (25.45%) ITIL
2 231 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
3 182 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 159 (9.28%) Service Management
5 101 (5.90%) Service Delivery
6 94 (5.49%) Migration
7 80 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 75 (4.38%) Project Management
9 67 (3.91%) Mentoring
10 66 (3.85%) Line Management
11 64 (3.74%) ITSM
12 62 (3.62%) Asset Management
13 61 (3.56%) Application Packaging
14 60 (3.50%) Incident Management
15 57 (3.33%) Time Management
16 55 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
17 50 (2.92%) Coaching
17 50 (2.92%) Document Management
17 50 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
18 49 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 235 (13.72%) PowerShell
2 134 (7.82%) SQL
3 30 (1.75%) Python
4 23 (1.34%) C
5 22 (1.28%) VBScript
6 21 (1.23%) C#
7 14 (0.82%) VB
8 11 (0.64%) PHP
8 11 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 11 (0.64%) VBA
9 7 (0.41%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.35%) C++
10 6 (0.35%) Perl
10 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.29%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.23%) Java
12 4 (0.23%) VB6
13 3 (0.18%) X++
14 2 (0.12%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 174 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (7.18%) MCSE
3 87 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 78 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 71 (4.14%) Degree
6 67 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 53 (3.09%) CCNA
9 43 (2.51%) MCP
10 42 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
11 41 (2.39%) MCSA
12 25 (1.46%) CCNP
12 25 (1.46%) MCITP
13 24 (1.40%) A+ Certification
14 14 (0.82%) MOS
14 14 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.70%) DBS Check
16 8 (0.47%) HND
16 8 (0.47%) JNCIP
17 7 (0.41%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (12.08%) SLA
2 77 (4.50%) GDPR
3 37 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.69%) QA
5 18 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 8 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.41%) NIST
9 6 (0.35%) BS25999
9 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.29%) COBIT
11 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.12%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.12%) MiFID
11 2 (0.12%) PMO
11 2 (0.12%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.058%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1,246 (72.74%) Active Directory
2 342 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (11.56%) Hyper-V
4 70 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
5 64 (3.74%) vSphere
6 57 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 41 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
8 35 (2.04%) XenApp
9 33 (1.93%) XenDesktop
10 26 (1.52%) BitLocker
11 24 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (1.05%) VMware NSX
14 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 11 (0.64%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 10 (0.58%) Docker
17 8 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
18 6 (0.35%) pfSense
19 5 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 316 (18.45%) SCCM
2 233 (13.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (1.98%) WSUS
4 27 (1.58%) vCenter Server
5 23 (1.34%) AirWatch
6 21 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
7 20 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.76%) SCOM
9 12 (0.70%) PaperCut
10 11 (0.64%) FortiGate
10 11 (0.64%) Puppet
11 8 (0.47%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.35%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.35%) Nagios
13 6 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,037 (60.54%) Microsoft
2 504 (29.42%) VMware
3 318 (18.56%) Citrix
4 222 (12.96%) Cisco
5 96 (5.60%) Apple
6 74 (4.32%) HP
7 60 (3.50%) ServiceNow
8 55 (3.21%) Veeam
9 42 (2.45%) Avaya
10 41 (2.39%) Meraki
11 39 (2.28%) Sophos
12 37 (2.16%) Dell
13 36 (2.10%) iManage
14 32 (1.87%) Oracle
15 30 (1.75%) Ivanti
16 29 (1.69%) SonicWALL
17 27 (1.58%) Google
18 26 (1.52%) Juniper
18 26 (1.52%) NetApp
19 24 (1.40%) EMC