Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 433 242 181
Rank change year-on-year -191 -61 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 556 1,414 2,842
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 1.38% 1.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.27% 6.54% 8.39%
Number of salaries quoted 467 1,213 2,353
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,000 £20,500
25th Percentile £25,000 £24,625 £24,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
75th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,750 £55,000
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 17,009 21,620 33,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.16% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 13,591 17,649 27,207
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -178 497 £33,000 +6.45% 104
UK excluding London -143 350 £29,000 +5.45% 90
London -115 198 £35,000 - 19
North of England -55 90 £27,500 - 23
Midlands -55 60 £27,500 - 25
South East -127 57 £32,500 +15.04% 23
Yorkshire -2 52 £26,000 -6.31% 7
South West -66 51 £32,500 +22.64% 6
Scotland -1 39 £29,000 +28.89% 5
East of England -14 37 £26,500 -15.87% 8
East Midlands -34 32 £27,500 -11.29% 14
Work from Home -139 32 £43,500 +51.30% 15
West Midlands -39 28 £25,250 +1.00% 10
North West -48 23 £42,500 +46.55% 14
Wales +22 15 £25,000 -9.09%
North East +2 15 £26,000 +3.48% 2
Channel Islands +2 1 £36,000 +44.00%

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 556 (100.00%) Windows
2 425 (76.44%) Windows 10
3 368 (66.19%) Active Directory
4 340 (61.15%) Microsoft 365
5 326 (58.63%) Microsoft
6 231 (41.55%) Windows Server
7 196 (35.25%) Microsoft Office
8 184 (33.09%) Social Skills
9 153 (27.52%) VMware
10 143 (25.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 141 (25.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 128 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 123 (22.12%) Azure
14 116 (20.86%) Cisco
15 113 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
16 111 (19.96%) MS Exchange
17 110 (19.78%) Firewall
18 102 (18.35%) Windows 8
19 101 (18.17%) Windows Server 2016
20 95 (17.09%) ITIL
21 90 (16.19%) DNS
22 84 (15.11%) TCP/IP
23 80 (14.39%) Finance
24 79 (14.21%) SQL Server
25 78 (14.03%) SQL
26 75 (13.49%) LAN
26 75 (13.49%) SCCM
27 74 (13.31%) DHCP
28 70 (12.59%) VPN
28 70 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 111 (19.96%) MS Exchange
2 53 (9.53%) SharePoint
3 41 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (4.86%) IIS
5 23 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.70%) Skype for Business
9 14 (2.52%) Apache
10 12 (2.16%) nginx
11 4 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 196 (35.25%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.54%) Houdini
6 3 (0.54%) Maya
6 3 (0.54%) NUKE
6 3 (0.54%) Siemens NX
6 3 (0.54%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Sage 200
2 4 (0.72%) Bond Adapt
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.54%) Endur
3 3 (0.54%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.36%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (0.36%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 340 (61.15%) Microsoft 365
2 123 (22.12%) Azure
3 48 (8.63%) AWS
4 28 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (5.04%) Mimecast
5 11 (1.98%) Google Workspace
6 10 (1.80%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.54%) Dropbox
9 3 (0.54%) GoToWebinar
9 3 (0.54%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Storage
10 1 (0.18%) IaaS
10 1 (0.18%) PaaS
10 1 (0.18%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 110 (19.78%) Firewall
2 90 (16.19%) DNS
3 84 (15.11%) TCP/IP
4 75 (13.49%) LAN
5 74 (13.31%) DHCP
6 70 (12.59%) VPN
7 68 (12.23%) WAN
8 40 (7.19%) VLAN
9 31 (5.58%) Remote Desktop
10 28 (5.04%) Internet
11 27 (4.86%) Skype
12 26 (4.68%) VoIP
13 24 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (4.32%) Wireless
14 16 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (2.52%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (2.34%) Asterisk PBX
17 12 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (2.16%) Reverse Proxy
17 12 (2.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.26%) Redis
8 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.36%) MS Access
11 2 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.44%) JIRA
1 8 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (1.26%) Moq
3 6 (1.08%) NUnit
4 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.54%) MSI
5 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.18%) GitLab
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 184 (33.09%) Social Skills
2 80 (14.39%) Finance
3 27 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.06%) Retail
5 15 (2.70%) Banking
5 15 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.62%) Front Office
7 9 (1.62%) Legal
8 7 (1.26%) Law
8 7 (1.26%) Marketing
8 7 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (0.72%) Back Office
10 3 (0.54%) Advertising
10 3 (0.54%) German Language
10 3 (0.54%) Local Government
10 3 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (0.54%) Swedish Language
10 3 (0.54%) Welsh Language
11 2 (0.36%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 172 (30.94%) Analyst
2 109 (19.60%) Support Analyst
3 102 (18.35%) IT Support
4 97 (17.45%) Support Engineer
5 68 (12.23%) IT Analyst
6 62 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 53 (9.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 53 (9.53%) Desktop Support
7 53 (9.53%) IT Engineer
7 53 (9.53%) IT Support Analyst
7 53 (9.53%) Service Analyst
7 53 (9.53%) Service Desk Analyst
8 35 (6.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 34 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
10 31 (5.58%) Desktop Engineer
11 30 (5.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 29 (5.22%) Administrator
13 26 (4.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 26 (4.68%) IT Support Engineer
14 23 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.24%) .NET
2 9 (1.62%) COM
3 8 (1.44%) CSS
3 8 (1.44%) HTML
4 7 (1.26%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.72%) POSIX
5 4 (0.72%) WSH
6 2 (0.36%) LDAP
6 2 (0.36%) VCL
6 2 (0.36%) XMPP
7 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.12%) Management Information System
2 32 (5.76%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (4.86%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.24%) Driving Licence
5 14 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (2.16%) iPhone
7 11 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.80%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.80%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.62%) EMC VNXe
9 9 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.62%) FlexPod
9 9 (1.62%) Replication
9 9 (1.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 8 (1.44%) Clustering
11 7 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.08%) iPad
12 6 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 556 (100.00%) Windows
2 425 (76.44%) Windows 10
3 231 (41.55%) Windows Server
4 143 (25.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 141 (25.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (18.35%) Windows 8
7 101 (18.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 65 (11.69%) Linux
9 50 (8.99%) Android
10 42 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (6.12%) Mac OS X
12 28 (5.04%) Windows Server 2019
13 24 (4.32%) Windows XP
14 23 (4.14%) Apple iOS
15 15 (2.70%) Mac OS
16 13 (2.34%) Windows Vista
17 7 (1.26%) CentOS
18 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
2 95 (17.09%) ITIL
3 70 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 41 (7.37%) Service Management
5 32 (5.76%) Incident Management
6 31 (5.58%) Migration
7 30 (5.40%) Project Management
7 30 (5.40%) Service Delivery
8 25 (4.50%) ITSM
9 24 (4.32%) Mentoring
10 20 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (3.42%) Asset Management
12 18 (3.24%) E-Commerce
13 17 (3.06%) ERP
13 17 (3.06%) Mobile Device Management
14 16 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
15 15 (2.70%) Break/Fix
15 15 (2.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 15 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
16 14 (2.52%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (14.03%) SQL
2 60 (10.79%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.96%) Python
4 13 (2.34%) VB
5 11 (1.98%) C#
5 11 (1.98%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.26%) VBScript
7 6 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.08%) C
7 6 (1.08%) Perl
8 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.72%) VB6
10 2 (0.36%) Delphi
10 2 (0.36%) Java
10 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.36%) VBA
11 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (5.94%) Degree
3 31 (5.58%) CCNA
4 30 (5.40%) MCSE
5 29 (5.22%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (2.16%) CCNP
9 11 (1.98%) MCITP
9 11 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.80%) MCP
11 9 (1.62%) MCSA
12 8 (1.44%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.26%) HNC
13 7 (1.26%) HND
14 5 (0.90%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.90%) CCIE
14 5 (0.90%) CWNA
15 4 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.17%) SLA
2 7 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (1.26%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (1.08%) PMO
4 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.54%) GDPR
5 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) MiFID
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 368 (66.19%) Active Directory
2 128 (23.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (11.87%) Hyper-V
4 37 (6.65%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (2.70%) BitLocker
5 15 (2.70%) vSphere
5 15 (2.70%) XenApp
6 13 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.98%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.26%) Docker
10 5 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.72%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.54%) NFS
12 3 (0.54%) Samba
13 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.36%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 75 (13.49%) SCCM
2 35 (6.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (2.16%) HAProxy
3 12 (2.16%) Nagios
3 12 (2.16%) vCenter Server
4 9 (1.62%) Sysprep
5 8 (1.44%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.44%) PaperCut
5 8 (1.44%) WSUS
6 7 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.26%) WMI
7 5 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.54%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.54%) MaaS360
9 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 326 (58.63%) Microsoft
2 153 (27.52%) VMware
3 116 (20.86%) Cisco
4 65 (11.69%) Citrix
5 39 (7.01%) Apple
6 38 (6.83%) HP
7 28 (5.04%) Veeam
8 27 (4.86%) ServiceNow
9 25 (4.50%) Oracle
10 22 (3.96%) Dell
10 22 (3.96%) Meraki
11 20 (3.60%) NetApp
12 16 (2.88%) Avaya
12 16 (2.88%) Remedy
13 14 (2.52%) EMC
13 14 (2.52%) Sophos
14 13 (2.34%) Google
15 12 (2.16%) SonicWALL
16 10 (1.80%) SolarWinds
17 9 (1.62%) Isilon