Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 260 187 165
Rank change year-on-year -73 -22 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 932 2,844 3,604
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.93% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.63% 8.42% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 787 2,437 3,130
Median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £21,150 £20,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% - -

Windows 7 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 16,544 33,776 41,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 22.95% 23.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13,456 26,794 33,223
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows 7.

Salary trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK over the 6 months to 9 July 2020. 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 -85 860 £32,500 +8.33% 62
UK excluding London -57 556 £29,000 +5.45% 54
London -75 342 £37,500 +13.64% 12
South East -71 181 £30,000 +7.14% 16
Midlands +19 107 £27,500 +2.80% 11
North of England -20 100 £28,000 +1.82% 9
South West -5 71 £27,500 - 8
East of England -43 58 £32,000 +6.67% 6
North West -11 55 £28,500 +1.79% 7
West Midlands +30 54 £26,000 +0.97% 7
East Midlands +40 53 £32,500 +17.12% 4
Yorkshire +23 27 £48,000 +92.00% 1
Scotland +58 23 £21,750 -18.69%
North East +24 18 £23,250 +5.68% 1
Wales +6 16 £23,500 -14.55% 4
Work from Home -19 13 £27,500 -26.67% 6

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT jobs citing Windows 7 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 7.

1 932 (100.00%) Windows
2 700 (75.11%) Windows 10
3 587 (62.98%) Active Directory
4 537 (57.62%) Microsoft
5 440 (47.21%) Office 365
6 388 (41.63%) Windows Server
7 305 (32.73%) Microsoft Office
8 257 (27.58%) VMware
9 243 (26.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 238 (25.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 219 (23.50%) ITIL
12 205 (22.00%) SCCM
13 191 (20.49%) Windows Server 2016
14 188 (20.17%) Azure
15 185 (19.85%) MS Exchange
16 184 (19.74%) Windows 8
17 177 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
18 175 (18.78%) TCP/IP
19 174 (18.67%) Citrix
20 167 (17.92%) LAN
21 165 (17.70%) DNS
22 159 (17.06%) Firewall
23 150 (16.09%) PowerShell
24 148 (15.88%) WAN
25 147 (15.77%) Cisco
26 144 (15.45%) DHCP
26 144 (15.45%) Finance
27 142 (15.24%) Microsoft Certification
28 140 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
29 137 (14.70%) Hyper-V

Windows 7
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
1 185 (19.85%) MS Exchange
2 71 (7.62%) SharePoint
3 60 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (3.43%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.04%) IIS
7 10 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.43%) Confluence
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 305 (32.73%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.93%) Salerio
2 8 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.32%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 440 (47.21%) Office 365
2 188 (20.17%) Azure
3 67 (7.19%) AWS
4 36 (3.86%) Mimecast
5 33 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (1.29%) IaaS
7 11 (1.18%) G Suite
8 9 (0.97%) PaaS
9 8 (0.86%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.54%) WhatsApp
11 4 (0.43%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Asana
12 1 (0.11%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.11%) SaaS
12 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 175 (18.78%) TCP/IP
2 167 (17.92%) LAN
3 165 (17.70%) DNS
4 159 (17.06%) Firewall
5 148 (15.88%) WAN
6 144 (15.45%) DHCP
7 101 (10.84%) VPN
8 63 (6.76%) SAN
9 57 (6.12%) VoIP
10 56 (6.01%) Internet
10 56 (6.01%) Wireless
11 40 (4.29%) Remote Desktop
12 38 (4.08%) Skype
13 35 (3.76%) VLAN
13 35 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (3.00%) NetScaler
15 17 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (1.82%) IP Telephony
16 14 (1.50%) Intranet
17 12 (1.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.86%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.86%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.43%) MySQL
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.43%) Power BI
11 2 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.11%) MS Access
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (3.33%) JIRA
2 13 (1.39%) MSI
3 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.21%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 144 (15.45%) Finance
2 26 (2.79%) Legal
3 23 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 23 (2.47%) Public Sector
4 22 (2.36%) Law
5 21 (2.25%) Retail
6 12 (1.29%) Back Office
6 12 (1.29%) Games
6 12 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.86%) Local Government
8 7 (0.75%) Banking
8 7 (0.75%) Front Office
9 6 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.64%) Marketing
10 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.43%) Billing
11 4 (0.43%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 242 (25.97%) Analyst
2 217 (23.28%) Support Engineer
3 200 (21.46%) IT Support
4 139 (14.91%) Support Analyst
5 123 (13.20%) IT Engineer
6 93 (9.98%) Desktop Support
7 89 (9.55%) IT Support Engineer
8 88 (9.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 81 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 69 (7.40%) Service Analyst
11 65 (6.97%) Service Desk Analyst
12 62 (6.65%) IT Analyst
13 61 (6.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 54 (5.79%) Desktop Engineer
15 51 (5.47%) IT Support Analyst
16 45 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
17 44 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 38 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 36 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 34 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.00%) .NET
2 18 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (1.93%) Regular Expression
3 10 (1.07%) ODBC
4 6 (0.64%) CSS
4 6 (0.64%) HTML
4 6 (0.64%) Web Services
4 6 (0.64%) XML
5 5 (0.54%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.32%) COM
6 3 (0.32%) DHTML
6 3 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.32%) LDAP
6 3 (0.32%) XHTML
6 3 (0.32%) XMPP
7 2 (0.21%) Ajax
7 2 (0.21%) SOAP
7 2 (0.21%) WinForms
7 2 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
3 47 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.97%) Driving Licence
4 37 (3.97%) Video Conferencing
5 32 (3.43%) Data Centre
5 32 (3.43%) iPhone
6 23 (2.47%) iPad
7 20 (2.15%) Clustering
8 18 (1.93%) Blackberry
8 18 (1.93%) SWIFT
9 17 (1.82%) CMDB
9 17 (1.82%) Derivative
9 17 (1.82%) Equities
9 17 (1.82%) Smartphone
10 15 (1.61%) AS400
10 15 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.29%) Replication
12 11 (1.18%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 932 (100.00%) Windows
2 700 (75.11%) Windows 10
3 388 (41.63%) Windows Server
4 243 (26.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 238 (25.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 191 (20.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 184 (19.74%) Windows 8
8 91 (9.76%) Linux
9 61 (6.55%) Mac OS X
10 58 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 54 (5.79%) Unix
12 53 (5.69%) Android
13 52 (5.58%) Windows Server 2019
14 50 (5.36%) Windows XP
15 29 (3.11%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.50%) CentOS
17 13 (1.39%) Solaris
18 10 (1.07%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.97%) HPUX
19 9 (0.97%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (23.50%) ITIL
2 140 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
3 122 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 63 (6.76%) Service Management
5 50 (5.36%) ITSM
6 44 (4.72%) Change Management
6 44 (4.72%) Incident Management
7 43 (4.61%) Service Delivery
8 41 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 41 (4.40%) Project Delivery
9 39 (4.18%) Project Management
10 35 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (3.76%) Information Security
11 32 (3.43%) Problem Management
11 32 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 31 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (3.33%) Mentoring
12 31 (3.33%) Technical Leadership
12 31 (3.33%) Time Management
13 30 (3.22%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 150 (16.09%) PowerShell
2 93 (9.98%) SQL
3 25 (2.68%) VBScript
4 14 (1.50%) C#
5 12 (1.29%) VB
6 11 (1.18%) Perl
7 8 (0.86%) C
7 8 (0.86%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.86%) VBA
8 6 (0.64%) Java
8 6 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.54%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.43%) Delphi
10 4 (0.43%) Python
10 4 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.32%) R
11 3 (0.32%) VB6
12 2 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 142 (15.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (7.73%) MCSE
3 70 (7.51%) MCP
4 60 (6.44%) MCSA
5 57 (6.12%) Degree
6 37 (3.97%) Security Cleared
7 30 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (2.90%) SC Cleared
9 23 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (2.25%) CCNA
11 17 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
12 15 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (1.50%) MCITP
14 9 (0.97%) MCTS
15 8 (0.86%) MCDST
15 8 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.75%) A+ Certification
16 7 (0.75%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.75%) MOS
17 5 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (11.05%) SLA
2 12 (1.29%) GDPR
3 10 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.32%) GxP
4 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 587 (62.98%) Active Directory
2 177 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (14.70%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (3.11%) XenApp
6 26 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (2.25%) vSphere
9 18 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (1.93%) XenDesktop
10 17 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (1.07%) BitLocker
11 10 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.86%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.75%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.64%) KVM
15 5 (0.54%) Firmware
15 5 (0.54%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 205 (22.00%) SCCM
2 45 (4.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (2.25%) WSUS
4 20 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 20 (2.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 18 (1.93%) Nagios
6 15 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.07%) SCOM
8 9 (0.97%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.75%) Ansible
9 7 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.64%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.54%) Puppet
11 5 (0.54%) Terraform
12 4 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 537 (57.62%) Microsoft
2 257 (27.58%) VMware
3 174 (18.67%) Citrix
4 147 (15.77%) Cisco
5 106 (11.37%) HP
6 73 (7.83%) Dell
7 66 (7.08%) Apple
8 47 (5.04%) Oracle
9 43 (4.61%) Veeam
10 42 (4.51%) ServiceNow
11 38 (4.08%) Symantec
12 22 (2.36%) Ivanti
13 18 (1.93%) Sophos
14 17 (1.82%) Meraki
14 17 (1.82%) Red Hat
15 16 (1.72%) Avaya
16 15 (1.61%) Polycom
16 15 (1.61%) Remedy
17 14 (1.50%) McAfee
18 12 (1.29%) EMC