Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 521 384 197
Rank change year-on-year -137 -187 -19
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 685 462 2,240
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.73% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.90% 3.56% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 590 397 1,906
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £21,000
25th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £29,000 £31,500 £29,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.94% +8.62% -6.45%
75th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £38,713
90th Percentile £48,750 £49,550 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% -1.85% -3.57%

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 23,630 12,972 28,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.45% 20.50% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,827 10,707 22,889
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -2.38%

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 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 18 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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -124 636 £29,000 -9.38% 163
UK excluding London -76 474 £27,500 +3.77% 143
London -164 202 £32,500 -7.14% 32
Midlands -19 117 £25,000 +4.17% 30
South East -79 116 £27,500 +7.84% 35
North of England -90 100 £25,000 -3.85% 39
North West -44 72 £26,250 -38.24% 19
West Midlands -39 64 £27,500 +12.24% 16
East of England -65 58 £28,500 +6.54% 15
Work from Home -190 55 £32,000 -31.18% 12
East Midlands -27 52 £25,000 +4.17% 13
South West -50 43 £24,000 -21.31% 12
Scotland -50 23 £25,500 -22.43% 9
Yorkshire -97 20 £22,500 -2.17% 16
Wales -55 12 £28,750 +15.00% 2
North East -29 8 £35,000 +4.48% 4
Channel Islands -8 4 £50,000 +38.89%
Northern Ireland - 2 £25,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 685 (100.00%) Windows
2 513 (74.89%) Windows 10
3 458 (66.86%) Active Directory
4 403 (58.83%) Microsoft
5 375 (54.74%) Microsoft 365
6 283 (41.31%) Windows Server
7 273 (39.85%) Microsoft Office
8 220 (32.12%) ITIL
9 201 (29.34%) Social Skills
10 161 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 161 (23.50%) Windows 8
11 155 (22.63%) VMware
12 146 (21.31%) MS Exchange
13 130 (18.98%) Azure
14 119 (17.37%) VPN
14 119 (17.37%) Windows Server 2016
15 117 (17.08%) Cisco
16 116 (16.93%) TCP/IP
16 116 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
17 114 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
18 109 (15.91%) LAN
18 109 (15.91%) WAN
19 108 (15.77%) Finance
20 107 (15.62%) SCCM
20 107 (15.62%) Problem-Solving
21 97 (14.16%) Firewall
22 95 (13.87%) DNS
23 94 (13.72%) DHCP
24 92 (13.43%) Apple
25 86 (12.55%) Windows Server 2019

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
1 146 (21.31%) MS Exchange
2 66 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 53 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (2.77%) IIS
7 18 (2.63%) Skype for Business
8 16 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.88%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 273 (39.85%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (6.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 375 (54.74%) Microsoft 365
2 130 (18.98%) Azure
3 54 (7.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (3.50%) OneDrive
5 15 (2.19%) AWS
6 11 (1.61%) Power Platform
7 10 (1.46%) PowerApps
8 9 (1.31%) Google Workspace
9 5 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.73%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.44%) IaaS
11 3 (0.44%) SaaS
12 2 (0.29%) PaaS
13 1 (0.15%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (17.37%) VPN
2 116 (16.93%) TCP/IP
3 109 (15.91%) LAN
3 109 (15.91%) WAN
4 97 (14.16%) Firewall
5 95 (13.87%) DNS
6 94 (13.72%) DHCP
7 62 (9.05%) Wireless
8 42 (6.13%) Skype
9 37 (5.40%) VLAN
10 30 (4.38%) Network Security
11 25 (3.65%) Internet
11 25 (3.65%) SAN
12 24 (3.50%) Remote Desktop
12 24 (3.50%) VoIP
13 21 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (1.90%) Broadband
16 8 (1.17%) SMTP
16 8 (1.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (0.44%) MySQL
2 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.15%) Ant
2 1 (0.15%) Hudson
2 1 (0.15%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 201 (29.34%) Social Skills
2 108 (15.77%) Finance
3 41 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (5.11%) Banking
5 29 (4.23%) Manufacturing
6 26 (3.80%) Organisational Skills
7 23 (3.36%) Retail
8 21 (3.07%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (2.77%) Investment Banking
10 17 (2.48%) Law
10 17 (2.48%) Legal
11 14 (2.04%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 12 (1.75%) Marketing
13 11 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
13 11 (1.61%) German Language
14 9 (1.31%) Financial Institution
15 7 (1.02%) Back Office
16 6 (0.88%) Public Sector
17 5 (0.73%) French Language
Job Titles
1 246 (35.91%) Analyst
2 172 (25.11%) IT Support
3 167 (24.38%) Support Engineer
4 138 (20.15%) Support Analyst
5 112 (16.35%) IT Analyst
6 110 (16.06%) Service Analyst
7 100 (14.60%) Service Desk Analyst
8 91 (13.28%) IT Engineer
9 88 (12.85%) Desktop Support
10 87 (12.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 70 (10.22%) IT Support Analyst
12 63 (9.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 57 (8.32%) IT Support Engineer
14 53 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 48 (7.01%) 1st Line Support
16 44 (6.42%) Support Technician
17 36 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
18 32 (4.67%) IT Technician
19 29 (4.23%) Desktop Analyst
19 29 (4.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.73%) WSH
2 3 (0.44%) LDAP
2 3 (0.44%) OAuth
2 3 (0.44%) OpenID
3 2 (0.29%) Node-RED
3 2 (0.29%) XMPP
4 1 (0.15%) CSS
4 1 (0.15%) DOM
4 1 (0.15%) HTML
4 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) XML
4 1 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 38 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (4.38%) iPad
5 28 (4.09%) Driving Licence
6 26 (3.80%) iPhone
6 26 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (3.21%) EPoS
8 19 (2.77%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 14 (2.04%) CMDB
11 13 (1.90%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.46%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.17%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.17%) Raspberry Pi
13 8 (1.17%) Replication
13 8 (1.17%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.88%) Clustering
15 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
16 3 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 685 (100.00%) Windows
2 513 (74.89%) Windows 10
3 283 (41.31%) Windows Server
4 161 (23.50%) Windows 8
4 161 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 119 (17.37%) Windows Server 2016
6 116 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (12.55%) Windows Server 2019
8 64 (9.34%) Mac OS X
9 57 (8.32%) Android
10 40 (5.84%) Linux
11 33 (4.82%) Apple iOS
12 22 (3.21%) Windows XP
13 16 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.02%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.73%) Unix
17 1 (0.15%) AIX
17 1 (0.15%) OpenWrt
17 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (32.12%) ITIL
2 107 (15.62%) Problem-Solving
3 57 (8.32%) Service Management
4 54 (7.88%) Incident Management
5 53 (7.74%) ITSM
5 53 (7.74%) Service Delivery
6 38 (5.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 36 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 35 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (4.82%) Asset Management
10 27 (3.94%) Line Management
11 26 (3.80%) Project Management
12 23 (3.36%) Time Management
13 22 (3.21%) Break/Fix
14 20 (2.92%) Project Delivery
15 18 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
15 18 (2.63%) Process Improvement
16 17 (2.48%) Change Management
16 17 (2.48%) ITIL V3
16 17 (2.48%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 66 (9.64%) PowerShell
2 50 (7.30%) SQL
3 7 (1.02%) VBScript
4 6 (0.88%) VB
5 5 (0.73%) Perl
6 4 (0.58%) C#
7 3 (0.44%) Python
8 1 (0.15%) AWK
8 1 (0.15%) C
8 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.15%) Korn
8 1 (0.15%) PHP
8 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.15%) Tcl
8 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (8.32%) Degree
3 42 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 39 (5.69%) MCP
5 36 (5.26%) A+ Certification
5 36 (5.26%) MCITP
6 28 (4.09%) MCSA
7 26 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (3.65%) MCSE
9 23 (3.36%) SC Cleared
10 20 (2.92%) CCNA
10 20 (2.92%) MCDST
10 20 (2.92%) Network+ Certification
11 19 (2.77%) DBS Check
12 13 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.46%) CEH
13 10 (1.46%) CISSP
14 9 (1.31%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.31%) HNC
15 8 (1.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.47%) SLA
2 14 (2.04%) GDPR
3 13 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.29%) QA
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 458 (66.86%) Active Directory
2 114 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.67%) vSphere
5 25 (3.65%) XenApp
6 24 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (2.19%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (0.88%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.73%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.29%) Docker
14 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 107 (15.62%) SCCM
2 54 (7.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (3.36%) Backup Exec
4 21 (3.07%) WSUS
5 18 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (2.34%) ServiceCenter
7 13 (1.90%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.31%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.73%) SafeCom
10 5 (0.73%) SCOM
10 5 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.58%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 2 (0.29%) Nagios
13 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 2 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 403 (58.83%) Microsoft
2 155 (22.63%) VMware
3 117 (17.08%) Cisco
4 92 (13.43%) Apple
5 78 (11.39%) Citrix
6 60 (8.76%) HP
7 57 (8.32%) Dell
8 46 (6.72%) ServiceNow
9 29 (4.23%) Remedy
10 27 (3.94%) Veeam
11 21 (3.07%) Bloomberg
12 20 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (2.92%) SolarWinds
13 19 (2.77%) Symantec
14 18 (2.63%) Reuters
14 18 (2.63%) Sophos
15 17 (2.48%) SAP
16 16 (2.34%) Avaya
17 14 (2.04%) ProCurve
18 12 (1.75%) WatchGuard