Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 395 214 176
Rank change year-on-year -181 -38 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 507 1,979 3,003
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 1.61% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.44% 7.30% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 468 1,728 2,624
Median annual salary £31,000 £30,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% -1.82% -

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 14,725 27,104 34,998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.83% 22.05% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12,003 22,028 28,500
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 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 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
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 7 within the UK over the 6 months to 27 February 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 -177 468 £32,000 +6.67% 69
UK excluding London -151 321 £26,000 -3.70% 55
London -109 181 £35,000 +1.45% 18
South East -130 78 £27,250 -0.65% 16
North of England -57 77 £25,750 -2.83% 17
Yorkshire +17 46 £22,000 -21.43% 5
South West -40 45 £31,750 +15.45% 4
Midlands -59 43 £25,000 -9.09% 8
East of England +40 41 £26,500 -8.62% 6
Work from Home -73 32 £51,000 -0.49% 11
West Midlands +1 26 £24,500 -2.97% 5
North West -50 21 £42,500 +60.38% 10
Wales +27 20 £25,000 +4.17% 1
East Midlands -45 17 £25,000 -16.67% 3
Scotland 0 16 £24,000 -2.04% 2
North East -3 10 £26,000 +13.04% 2
Channel Islands 0 1 £36,000 +44.00%

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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.

1 507 (100.00%) Windows
2 356 (70.22%) Windows 10
3 333 (65.68%) Active Directory
4 313 (61.74%) Microsoft 365
5 290 (57.20%) Microsoft
6 224 (44.18%) Windows Server
7 155 (30.57%) Microsoft Office
8 138 (27.22%) VMware
9 137 (27.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 134 (26.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 118 (23.27%) Azure
12 114 (22.49%) Windows Server 2016
13 113 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 103 (20.32%) Windows 8
15 102 (20.12%) MS Exchange
16 100 (19.72%) DNS
17 95 (18.74%) ITIL
18 91 (17.95%) TCP/IP
19 90 (17.75%) Finance
20 88 (17.36%) DHCP
21 82 (16.17%) Cisco
22 81 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
23 80 (15.78%) Firewall
24 70 (13.81%) LAN
25 69 (13.61%) SCCM
26 68 (13.41%) Hyper-V
27 67 (13.21%) WAN
28 59 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 57 (11.24%) Citrix
30 54 (10.65%) 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
1 102 (20.12%) MS Exchange
2 45 (8.88%) SharePoint
3 37 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (5.72%) IIS
5 28 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.16%) Apache
9 8 (1.58%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 155 (30.57%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Endur
2 4 (0.79%) Bond Adapt
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 313 (61.74%) Microsoft 365
2 118 (23.27%) Azure
3 42 (8.28%) AWS
4 27 (5.33%) Mimecast
5 25 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (2.37%) G Suite
7 6 (1.18%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.79%) SaaS
9 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.59%) IaaS
9 3 (0.59%) PaaS
9 3 (0.59%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.39%) GoToWebinar
11 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 100 (19.72%) DNS
2 91 (17.95%) TCP/IP
3 88 (17.36%) DHCP
4 80 (15.78%) Firewall
5 70 (13.81%) LAN
6 67 (13.21%) WAN
7 54 (10.65%) VPN
8 35 (6.90%) VLAN
9 28 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (5.13%) VoIP
11 23 (4.54%) Internet
11 23 (4.54%) Wireless
12 20 (3.94%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (3.55%) Skype
14 16 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (2.96%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (2.17%) SAN
17 10 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (1.97%) VSAN
18 9 (1.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.59%) MySQL
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Ignite
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.39%) Power BI
6 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.39%) Tableau
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.58%) JIRA
2 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.20%) GitLab
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 90 (17.75%) Finance
2 13 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.37%) Banking
4 9 (1.78%) Legal
5 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.58%) Retail
6 5 (0.99%) Law
7 4 (0.79%) Back Office
7 4 (0.79%) Front Office
8 3 (0.59%) Local Government
8 3 (0.59%) Swedish Language
8 3 (0.59%) Welsh Language
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.39%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 133 (26.23%) Analyst
2 120 (23.67%) Support Engineer
3 83 (16.37%) IT Support
4 70 (13.81%) Support Analyst
5 58 (11.44%) IT Engineer
6 57 (11.24%) Service Analyst
6 57 (11.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 52 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 49 (9.66%) 2nd Line Support
9 45 (8.88%) 1st Line Support
10 42 (8.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 42 (8.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 40 (7.89%) Desktop Support
11 40 (7.89%) IT Analyst
12 32 (6.31%) IT Support Engineer
13 29 (5.72%) IT Support Analyst
14 26 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
15 23 (4.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 22 (4.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 22 (4.34%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.58%) COM
1 8 (1.58%) HTML
2 7 (1.38%) .NET
2 7 (1.38%) CSS
3 4 (0.79%) POSIX
4 2 (0.39%) LAMP
4 2 (0.39%) WSH
5 1 (0.20%) Ajax
5 1 (0.20%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.71%) Management Information System
2 25 (4.93%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.14%) Driving Licence
4 16 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 13 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.97%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.97%) EMC VNXe
8 10 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (1.97%) FlexPod
8 10 (1.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 8 (1.58%) Clustering
9 8 (1.58%) iPhone
10 6 (1.18%) PKI
10 6 (1.18%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.18%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.99%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.99%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 507 (100.00%) Windows
2 356 (70.22%) Windows 10
3 224 (44.18%) Windows Server
4 137 (27.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 134 (26.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (22.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 103 (20.32%) Windows 8
8 48 (9.47%) Linux
9 45 (8.88%) Android
10 37 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 36 (7.10%) Mac OS X
12 25 (4.93%) Windows XP
13 24 (4.73%) Windows Server 2019
14 18 (3.55%) Mac OS
15 14 (2.76%) Apple iOS
16 13 (2.56%) Windows Vista
17 9 (1.78%) CentOS
18 6 (1.18%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
20 3 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (18.74%) ITIL
2 81 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (8.28%) Service Management
5 35 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 26 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 25 (4.93%) Migration
8 21 (4.14%) ITSM
9 19 (3.75%) Mentoring
10 18 (3.55%) Mobile Device Management
10 18 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (3.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 16 (3.16%) E-Commerce
12 16 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (3.16%) Problem Management
13 15 (2.96%) Project Management
14 13 (2.56%) Proactive Monitoring
15 12 (2.37%) Antivirus Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.06%) PowerShell
2 42 (8.28%) SQL
3 9 (1.78%) Python
4 8 (1.58%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.38%) C
5 7 (1.38%) VB
6 6 (1.18%) Perl
7 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.79%) VB6
8 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.39%) PHP
8 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.39%) VBScript
9 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 32 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 30 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (5.72%) CCNA
6 24 (4.73%) MCSE
7 17 (3.35%) Degree
7 17 (3.35%) MCSA
8 15 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.37%) MCITP
9 12 (2.37%) MCP
10 11 (2.17%) CCNP
11 8 (1.58%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.99%) HNC
12 5 (0.99%) HND
13 4 (0.79%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.86%) SLA
2 5 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (0.79%) QA
4 2 (0.39%) GDPR
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 333 (65.68%) Active Directory
2 113 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (13.41%) Hyper-V
4 32 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.16%) vSphere
5 16 (3.16%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.76%) XenApp
7 9 (1.78%) BitLocker
7 9 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.59%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (13.61%) SCCM
2 30 (5.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (1.97%) vCenter Server
4 8 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.58%) PaperCut
5 6 (1.18%) SCOM
5 6 (1.18%) WSUS
6 5 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.79%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.79%) Ansible
7 4 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.59%) Puppet
8 3 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.59%) Terraform
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 290 (57.20%) Microsoft
2 138 (27.22%) VMware
3 82 (16.17%) Cisco
4 57 (11.24%) Citrix
5 45 (8.88%) Apple
6 38 (7.50%) HP
7 33 (6.51%) Dell
8 23 (4.54%) ServiceNow
9 20 (3.94%) NetApp
9 20 (3.94%) SolarWinds
10 18 (3.55%) Remedy
11 16 (3.16%) Veeam
12 15 (2.96%) Meraki
13 14 (2.76%) EMC
13 14 (2.76%) SonicWALL
14 12 (2.37%) Google
15 11 (2.17%) Avaya
15 11 (2.17%) Brocade
15 11 (2.17%) Fortinet
16 10 (1.97%) Bloomberg