Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 177 163
Rank change year-on-year -159 -14 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 427 2,833 3,564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 2.02% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.02% 8.81% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 347 2,416 3,168
Median annual salary £37,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.33% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 10,626 32,173 38,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.49% 22.93% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,728 25,369 31,069
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,250 £25,263
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.86% +0.63%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -158 404 £37,250 +24.17% 88
UK excluding London -106 268 £30,000 +9.09% 85
London -125 149 £45,000 +38.46% 9
South East -84 89 £44,250 +56.91% 22
North of England -24 58 £26,000 +1.96% 23
Midlands +14 53 £28,750 +4.55% 13
East of England +15 33 £35,500 +18.33% 9
West Midlands +27 29 £28,875 +5.00% 7
North West -6 27 £33,000 +20.00% 14
East Midlands +37 24 £27,500 +1.85% 6
South West -27 21 £28,000 -1.75% 12
Yorkshire +51 18 £26,000 +4.00% 5
Work from Home -7 14 £46,500 -15.45% 3
North East +23 13 £23,250 +8.14% 4
Wales +25 9 £25,000 -12.28% 4
Scotland +67 5 £22,000 -51.11% 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 427 (100.00%) Windows
2 328 (76.81%) Windows 10
3 272 (63.70%) Active Directory
4 253 (59.25%) Microsoft
5 206 (48.24%) Office 365
6 186 (43.56%) Windows Server
7 149 (34.89%) VMware
8 125 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 124 (29.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 124 (29.04%) Microsoft Office
10 112 (26.23%) Windows Server 2016
11 108 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 107 (25.06%) Azure
12 107 (25.06%) DNS
13 100 (23.42%) SCCM
14 99 (23.19%) ITIL
15 98 (22.95%) Windows 8
16 96 (22.48%) PowerShell
17 93 (21.78%) DHCP
18 92 (21.55%) MS Exchange
19 86 (20.14%) Cisco
20 84 (19.67%) HP
21 77 (18.03%) TCP/IP
22 76 (17.80%) Hyper-V
22 76 (17.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 73 (17.10%) Citrix
24 67 (15.69%) Firewall
24 67 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
25 66 (15.46%) Finance
26 59 (13.82%) VPN

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 92 (21.55%) MS Exchange
2 34 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (6.79%) SharePoint
4 25 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (4.68%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.28%) IIS
7 9 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.47%) Confluence
12 1 (0.23%) Apache
12 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 124 (29.04%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.04%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Salerio
2 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Endur
3 1 (0.23%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 206 (48.24%) Office 365
2 107 (25.06%) Azure
3 39 (9.13%) AWS
4 26 (6.09%) Mimecast
5 13 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.17%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.94%) G Suite
8 3 (0.70%) IaaS
8 3 (0.70%) PaaS
9 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.47%) SaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 107 (25.06%) DNS
2 93 (21.78%) DHCP
3 77 (18.03%) TCP/IP
4 67 (15.69%) Firewall
5 59 (13.82%) VPN
6 51 (11.94%) LAN
7 49 (11.48%) SAN
8 45 (10.54%) WAN
9 25 (5.85%) Internet
9 25 (5.85%) Remote Desktop
10 24 (5.62%) VoIP
11 22 (5.15%) Wireless
12 19 (4.45%) Skype
13 17 (3.98%) NetScaler
14 15 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (3.28%) VLAN
16 11 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (2.34%) Network Security
17 10 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
18 7 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.98%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (1.87%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.17%) Power BI
6 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.47%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.47%) MySQL
9 1 (0.23%) MS Access
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.58%) JIRA
2 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.70%) MSI
2 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 66 (15.46%) Finance
2 10 (2.34%) Banking
3 9 (2.11%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.64%) Retail
5 6 (1.41%) Back Office
5 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.17%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) Games
7 4 (0.94%) Law
8 3 (0.70%) Local Government
9 2 (0.47%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 87 (20.37%) Support Engineer
2 73 (17.10%) IT Support
3 71 (16.63%) Analyst
4 60 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 50 (11.71%) IT Engineer
6 41 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (7.73%) Support Analyst
8 32 (7.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 31 (7.26%) Desktop Support
9 31 (7.26%) Service Analyst
10 30 (7.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 30 (7.03%) Service Desk Analyst
11 29 (6.79%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (4.45%) Consultant
15 18 (4.22%) IT Manager
15 18 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 16 (3.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.58%) .NET
2 9 (2.11%) ODBC
3 5 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.17%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.94%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.94%) CSS
4 4 (0.94%) Web Services
4 4 (0.94%) XML
5 3 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.70%) DHTML
5 3 (0.70%) HTML
5 3 (0.70%) LDAP
5 3 (0.70%) XHTML
6 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.23%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.23%) Kafka
7 1 (0.23%) LAMP
7 1 (0.23%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.23%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.98%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.75%) Blackberry
5 16 (3.75%) Clustering
5 16 (3.75%) Driving Licence
6 13 (3.04%) CMDB
6 13 (3.04%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.34%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.11%) AS400
8 9 (2.11%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.87%) iPhone
10 7 (1.64%) PKI
11 5 (1.17%) iPad
11 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Licensing
11 5 (1.17%) Replication
11 5 (1.17%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 427 (100.00%) Windows
2 328 (76.81%) Windows 10
3 186 (43.56%) Windows Server
4 125 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (29.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 112 (26.23%) Windows Server 2016
7 98 (22.95%) Windows 8
8 41 (9.60%) Linux
9 31 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (6.79%) Windows Server 2019
11 28 (6.56%) Windows XP
12 25 (5.85%) Unix
13 23 (5.39%) Apple iOS
14 22 (5.15%) Android
15 11 (2.58%) Mac OS X
16 8 (1.87%) CentOS
17 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (1.41%) HPUX
18 6 (1.41%) Mac OS
18 6 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (23.19%) ITIL
2 76 (17.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 40 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (7.49%) Problem Management
5 31 (7.26%) Project Delivery
6 29 (6.79%) Project Management
6 29 (6.79%) Service Delivery
7 27 (6.32%) Change Management
8 24 (5.62%) Mobile Device Management
9 21 (4.92%) Technical Leadership
10 19 (4.45%) Break/Fix
10 19 (4.45%) Incident Management
11 18 (4.22%) Service Management
12 17 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (3.75%) Business Continuity
13 16 (3.75%) Information Security
13 16 (3.75%) Infrastructure Management
13 16 (3.75%) ISMS
13 16 (3.75%) Line Management
14 15 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 96 (22.48%) PowerShell
2 34 (7.96%) SQL
3 16 (3.75%) C
4 13 (3.04%) VBScript
5 11 (2.58%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.87%) VB
6 8 (1.87%) VBA
7 6 (1.41%) Perl
8 5 (1.17%) C#
9 4 (0.94%) Java
9 4 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.70%) VB6
11 2 (0.47%) Delphi
11 2 (0.47%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (10.77%) MCSE
3 43 (10.07%) Security Cleared
4 36 (8.43%) SC Cleared
5 33 (7.73%) MCSA
6 32 (7.49%) MCP
7 28 (6.56%) Degree
8 21 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (3.04%) CTC Cleared
11 10 (2.34%) MCDST
12 9 (2.11%) CCNA
12 9 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (1.87%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.94%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.94%) MCITP
15 3 (0.70%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.94%) SLA
2 6 (1.41%) GDPR
3 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) QA
5 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 272 (63.70%) Active Directory
2 108 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (17.80%) Hyper-V
4 34 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.51%) XenApp
6 11 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (2.58%) vSphere
7 9 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.94%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.94%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.23%) Firmware
13 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 100 (23.42%) SCCM
2 37 (8.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (5.62%) Backup Exec
4 16 (3.75%) Single Sign-On
4 16 (3.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 14 (3.28%) WSUS
6 10 (2.34%) SCOM
7 9 (2.11%) Ansible
8 8 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (1.87%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (1.87%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.17%) Nagios
9 5 (1.17%) Puppet
9 5 (1.17%) Terraform
10 4 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.94%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.94%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 253 (59.25%) Microsoft
2 149 (34.89%) VMware
3 86 (20.14%) Cisco
4 84 (19.67%) HP
5 73 (17.10%) Citrix
6 46 (10.77%) Dell
7 30 (7.03%) Veeam
8 26 (6.09%) Sophos
9 23 (5.39%) Oracle
10 22 (5.15%) Apple
10 22 (5.15%) Symantec
11 17 (3.98%) Red Hat
11 17 (3.98%) SolarWinds
12 14 (3.28%) ServiceNow
13 12 (2.81%) Adobe
13 12 (2.81%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.81%) Remedy
14 10 (2.34%) Meraki
14 10 (2.34%) MobileIron
15 9 (2.11%) Google