Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 10
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 182 130 138
Rank change year-on-year -52 +8 +37
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10 2,202 1,717 3,809
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 2.49% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.66% 11.73% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,918 1,484 3,163
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,000 £21,250
25th Percentile £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £37,500 £31,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.05% -3.08%
75th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £32,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year -10.77% +12.07% +1.74%

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 20,660 14,636 32,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.30% 21.21% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 15,047 12,075 26,419
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -42 1,965 £32,500 -13.33% 604
UK excluding London -16 1,467 £29,000 -10.77% 530
London -105 660 £42,500 -5.56% 107
South East -30 399 £32,500 -7.14% 131
North of England +5 341 £26,500 -20.90% 141
Work from Home -107 330 £42,000 -16.00% 47
Midlands -15 262 £27,500 -21.43% 98
Yorkshire +2 171 £27,500 -26.67% 50
Scotland +10 151 £30,000 +11.11% 24
South West -51 151 £28,500 +2.70% 72
North West -23 147 £26,500 -20.90% 73
West Midlands -24 137 £28,000 -13.85% 51
East of England -10 135 £33,000 +1.54% 56
East Midlands +2 124 £25,750 -31.33% 46
Wales -24 31 £27,000 -13.60% 8
North East -17 23 £25,500 -7.73% 18
Northern Ireland -33 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2,196 (99.73%) Windows
2 1,554 (70.57%) Microsoft 365
3 1,535 (69.71%) Active Directory
4 1,382 (62.76%) Microsoft
5 778 (35.33%) Windows Server
6 716 (32.52%) Azure
7 648 (29.43%) Social Skills
8 620 (28.16%) Microsoft Office
9 557 (25.30%) VMware
10 524 (23.80%) ITIL
11 519 (23.57%) Windows 7
12 398 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 392 (17.80%) Firewall
14 387 (17.57%) Microsoft Intune
15 386 (17.53%) SharePoint
16 379 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 367 (16.67%) Citrix
18 352 (15.99%) SCCM
19 327 (14.85%) Azure Active Directory
20 322 (14.62%) PowerShell
21 309 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
22 308 (13.99%) DNS
23 291 (13.22%) DHCP
24 290 (13.17%) MS Exchange
25 268 (12.17%) Cisco
25 268 (12.17%) Finance
26 266 (12.08%) Hyper-V
27 261 (11.85%) VPN
28 250 (11.35%) Windows Server 2016
29 248 (11.26%) 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
1 386 (17.53%) SharePoint
2 290 (13.17%) MS Exchange
3 55 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (2.27%) IIS
5 46 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (1.59%) Skype for Business
7 23 (1.04%) Confluence
7 23 (1.04%) nginx
8 15 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.59%) CMS
10 11 (0.50%) WordPress
11 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.32%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.27%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.23%) Apache
15 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.045%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 620 (28.16%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.27%) Camtasia
8 6 (0.27%) InDesign
8 6 (0.27%) Siemens NX
8 6 (0.27%) Solid Edge
9 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (0.82%) Sage 200
2 10 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.41%) SAP Business One
4 6 (0.27%) Shopify
4 6 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.23%) AlphaBridge
5 5 (0.23%) Alphatax
5 5 (0.23%) Farmplan
5 5 (0.23%) KEYPrime
6 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.18%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.14%) Endur
7 3 (0.14%) Magento
7 3 (0.14%) Sage 300 ERP
7 3 (0.14%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.091%) Eikon
8 2 (0.091%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.091%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,554 (70.57%) Microsoft 365
2 716 (32.52%) Azure
3 327 (14.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 155 (7.04%) OneDrive
5 107 (4.86%) AWS
6 73 (3.32%) Power Platform
7 66 (3.00%) Mimecast
8 49 (2.23%) SaaS
9 43 (1.95%) IaaS
10 35 (1.59%) Google Workspace
11 34 (1.54%) PowerApps
12 30 (1.36%) PaaS
13 28 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (1.09%) Power Automate
15 21 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
16 17 (0.77%) Serverless
17 9 (0.41%) Slack
18 8 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 8 (0.36%) Yammer
19 7 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 392 (17.80%) Firewall
2 308 (13.99%) DNS
3 291 (13.22%) DHCP
4 261 (11.85%) VPN
5 248 (11.26%) TCP/IP
6 210 (9.54%) WAN
7 207 (9.40%) LAN
8 117 (5.31%) VoIP
9 104 (4.72%) Wi-Fi
10 101 (4.59%) VLAN
10 101 (4.59%) Wireless
11 82 (3.72%) Remote Desktop
12 77 (3.50%) SAN
13 75 (3.41%) Internet
14 58 (2.63%) Skype
15 44 (2.00%) Network Security
16 38 (1.73%) NetScaler
17 36 (1.63%) MPLS
18 35 (1.59%) IP Telephony
19 33 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (1.59%) Power BI
4 27 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 23 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 18 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.64%) Redis
12 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 11 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (0.41%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 48 (2.18%) JIRA
2 29 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 24 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.09%) MSI
4 19 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 14 (0.64%) Moq
6 13 (0.59%) NUnit
7 12 (0.54%) AdminStudio
8 8 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.27%) Cactus
9 6 (0.27%) gulp
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.27%) webpack
10 4 (0.18%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.18%) Selenium
11 2 (0.091%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.091%) GitLab
11 2 (0.091%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.091%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.091%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 648 (29.43%) Social Skills
2 268 (12.17%) Finance
3 129 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (5.54%) Law
5 121 (5.50%) Legal
6 76 (3.45%) Retail
7 61 (2.77%) Manufacturing
8 46 (2.09%) Organisational Skills
9 44 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
10 43 (1.95%) Public Sector
11 36 (1.63%) Banking
12 34 (1.54%) Marketing
12 34 (1.54%) Presentation Skills
12 34 (1.54%) Telecoms
13 24 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 23 (1.04%) Digital Economy
15 18 (0.82%) Back Office
16 16 (0.73%) Advertising
17 15 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 599 (27.20%) Analyst
2 459 (20.84%) IT Support
3 343 (15.58%) Support Engineer
4 319 (14.49%) Support Analyst
5 243 (11.04%) IT Analyst
6 231 (10.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 219 (9.95%) IT Engineer
8 218 (9.90%) Service Analyst
9 211 (9.58%) Service Desk Analyst
10 172 (7.81%) IT Support Analyst
11 171 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 155 (7.04%) Desktop Support
13 121 (5.50%) IT Support Engineer
14 107 (4.86%) Support Technician
15 103 (4.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 101 (4.59%) IT Technician
17 95 (4.31%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 92 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
19 81 (3.68%) IT Support Technician
20 78 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.59%) .NET
2 26 (1.18%) HTML
3 20 (0.91%) XML
4 19 (0.86%) JSON
5 18 (0.82%) Web Services
6 17 (0.77%) CSS
7 16 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 14 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (0.54%) Ajax
9 12 (0.54%) jQuery
10 7 (0.32%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.32%) Node.js
10 7 (0.32%) XMPP
11 6 (0.27%) COM
11 6 (0.27%) Laravel
11 6 (0.27%) PHP-FPM
11 6 (0.27%) Sass
11 6 (0.27%) SOAP
11 6 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 97 (4.41%) Driving Licence
2 95 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 92 (4.18%) Data Centre
4 80 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
5 59 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
6 48 (2.18%) iPhone
7 37 (1.68%) User Experience
8 31 (1.41%) Blackberry
8 31 (1.41%) iPad
9 30 (1.36%) Smartphone
10 28 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 21 (0.95%) Clustering
12 20 (0.91%) Fat Client
12 20 (0.91%) Thin Client
13 19 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 16 (0.73%) CCTV
15 14 (0.64%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.64%) Replication
16 13 (0.59%) NHS
16 13 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2,196 (99.73%) Windows
2 778 (35.33%) Windows Server
3 519 (23.57%) Windows 7
4 379 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 250 (11.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 213 (9.67%) Windows Server 2019
7 197 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 195 (8.86%) Linux
9 168 (7.63%) Android
10 152 (6.90%) Windows 8
11 129 (5.86%) Apple iOS
12 96 (4.36%) Mac OS
13 57 (2.59%) Mac OS X
14 52 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (2.23%) Windows XP
16 23 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.73%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.68%) Unix
19 12 (0.54%) SUSE
20 9 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (23.80%) ITIL
2 309 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
3 235 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 170 (7.72%) Service Delivery
5 139 (6.31%) Service Management
6 121 (5.50%) Migration
7 118 (5.36%) ITSM
8 105 (4.77%) Incident Management
9 91 (4.13%) Mobile Device Management
10 85 (3.86%) Asset Management
11 82 (3.72%) Mentoring
12 81 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
12 81 (3.68%) Time Management
13 80 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 78 (3.54%) Project Management
15 77 (3.50%) Project Delivery
16 73 (3.32%) Application Packaging
17 70 (3.18%) Presales
18 68 (3.09%) Problem Management
19 62 (2.82%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 322 (14.62%) PowerShell
2 222 (10.08%) SQL
3 63 (2.86%) Python
4 32 (1.45%) C#
5 31 (1.41%) VBScript
6 21 (0.95%) C
7 19 (0.86%) JavaScript
8 18 (0.82%) T-SQL
8 18 (0.82%) VB
9 15 (0.68%) Java
10 14 (0.64%) PHP
11 11 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.45%) VBA
13 8 (0.36%) X++
14 6 (0.27%) Perl
15 5 (0.23%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.23%) C++
15 5 (0.23%) Tcl
16 3 (0.14%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 204 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (5.86%) Degree
3 115 (5.22%) MCSE
4 100 (4.54%) Security Cleared
5 69 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 59 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (2.41%) MCP
8 41 (1.86%) MCSA
9 39 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 38 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (1.63%) CCNA
12 25 (1.14%) CCNP
13 24 (1.09%) A+ Certification
14 22 (1.00%) MCITP
15 19 (0.86%) DBS Check
16 18 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (0.54%) MOS
18 11 (0.50%) CISSP
18 11 (0.50%) HNC
18 11 (0.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (8.95%) SLA
2 73 (3.32%) GDPR
3 66 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.54%) QA
5 21 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 10 (0.45%) NIST
9 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.27%) COBIT
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.14%) PMO
12 2 (0.091%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.091%) MiFID
12 2 (0.091%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.045%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.045%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,535 (69.71%) Active Directory
2 398 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 266 (12.08%) Hyper-V
4 101 (4.59%) Virtual Desktop
5 81 (3.68%) vSphere
6 73 (3.32%) XenApp
7 68 (3.09%) XenDesktop
8 61 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
9 48 (2.18%) BitLocker
9 48 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
12 19 (0.86%) Docker
13 15 (0.68%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.50%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.41%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 5 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
17 5 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 387 (17.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 352 (15.99%) SCCM
3 40 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
4 39 (1.77%) Jamf Pro
5 37 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 35 (1.59%) AirWatch
6 35 (1.59%) WSUS
7 17 (0.77%) vCenter Server
8 16 (0.73%) WMI
9 15 (0.68%) Sysprep
10 14 (0.64%) Nagios
10 14 (0.64%) SCOM
11 12 (0.54%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.54%) HAProxy
11 12 (0.54%) Puppet
12 11 (0.50%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.36%) Ansible
13 8 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.32%) PaperCut
15 6 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,382 (62.76%) Microsoft
2 557 (25.30%) VMware
3 367 (16.67%) Citrix
4 268 (12.17%) Cisco
5 166 (7.54%) Apple
6 119 (5.40%) Veeam
7 108 (4.90%) ServiceNow
8 101 (4.59%) HP
9 68 (3.09%) Meraki
10 64 (2.91%) Sophos
11 56 (2.54%) Oracle
12 50 (2.27%) Dell
13 49 (2.23%) iManage
14 47 (2.13%) Google
15 35 (1.59%) Remedy
15 35 (1.59%) SAP
16 33 (1.50%) SonicWALL
17 30 (1.36%) Sage
18 28 (1.27%) Mitel
19 25 (1.14%) Avaya