Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 176 170
Rank change year-on-year -47 -6 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 1,758 2,875 3,587
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.94% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.85% 8.40% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,502 2,464 3,090
Median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £27,500

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 25,658 34,224 41,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.60% 23.10% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20,605 27,408 34,480
Median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,970 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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 -52 1,625 £30,000 - 254
UK excluding London -31 1,097 £27,500 - 217
London -60 609 £35,000 +1.45% 52
South East -23 415 £27,500 - 69
North of England -9 206 £27,500 +5.77% 38
Midlands +10 172 £27,500 - 42
South West +15 139 £27,500 - 23
North West +5 133 £27,500 +3.77% 18
East Midlands +42 95 £31,000 +3.33% 14
East of England -85 82 £31,000 -0.80% 30
West Midlands -22 77 £23,500 -14.55% 28
Scotland +46 50 £22,500 -9.09% 10
Yorkshire -34 48 £30,000 +17.65% 14
Wales -18 29 £23,500 -2.08% 5
North East +6 25 £23,000 -20.69% 6
Work from Home -45 14 £28,750 -23.33% 8
Channel Islands -2 4 £25,000 -25.37%

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1,758 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,300 (73.95%) Windows 10
3 1,156 (65.76%) Active Directory
4 1,015 (57.74%) Microsoft
5 908 (51.65%) Office 365
6 666 (37.88%) Windows Server
7 652 (37.09%) Microsoft Office
8 496 (28.21%) ITIL
9 456 (25.94%) VMware
10 417 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 413 (23.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 386 (21.96%) MS Exchange
13 373 (21.22%) Windows 8
14 342 (19.45%) Citrix
15 329 (18.71%) TCP/IP
16 321 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 316 (17.97%) SCCM
18 314 (17.86%) LAN
19 302 (17.18%) Windows Server 2016
20 301 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
21 278 (15.81%) DNS
22 277 (15.76%) Azure
23 276 (15.70%) WAN
24 267 (15.19%) Firewall
25 243 (13.82%) DHCP
26 226 (12.86%) Hyper-V
27 225 (12.80%) Cisco
28 222 (12.63%) Finance
29 219 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
30 213 (12.12%) SLA

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
1 386 (21.96%) MS Exchange
2 134 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 128 (7.28%) SharePoint
4 107 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 67 (3.81%) Skype for Business
6 40 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 37 (2.10%) IIS
8 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.28%) Confluence
11 4 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.23%) Drupal
11 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.17%) Apache
12 3 (0.17%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.057%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.057%) Tomcat
Applications
1 652 (37.09%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (3.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 23 (1.31%) Salerio
2 11 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.17%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.11%) Softmar
6 1 (0.057%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.057%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.057%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.057%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.057%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.057%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 908 (51.65%) Office 365
2 277 (15.76%) Azure
3 89 (5.06%) AWS
4 49 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (2.22%) Mimecast
6 19 (1.08%) IaaS
7 16 (0.91%) G Suite
8 15 (0.85%) OneDrive
9 12 (0.68%) PaaS
10 9 (0.51%) Power Platform
11 8 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.28%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.28%) WhatsApp
13 4 (0.23%) SaaS
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.11%) iTunes
14 2 (0.11%) Yammer
15 1 (0.057%) Asana
15 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 329 (18.71%) TCP/IP
2 314 (17.86%) LAN
3 278 (15.81%) DNS
4 276 (15.70%) WAN
5 267 (15.19%) Firewall
6 243 (13.82%) DHCP
7 182 (10.35%) VPN
8 125 (7.11%) VoIP
9 115 (6.54%) Wireless
10 90 (5.12%) SAN
11 88 (5.01%) Skype
12 80 (4.55%) VLAN
13 75 (4.27%) Remote Desktop
14 74 (4.21%) Internet
15 71 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
16 42 (2.39%) NetScaler
17 27 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (1.37%) IP Telephony
19 22 (1.25%) Broadband
19 22 (1.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (0.74%) Oracle Database
4 13 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (0.68%) Big Data
6 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.51%) MySQL
7 9 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (2.45%) JIRA
2 31 (1.76%) MSI
3 12 (0.68%) InstallShield
4 11 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.51%) AdminStudio
5 9 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.11%) AutoIt
8 2 (0.11%) Chocolatey
8 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.11%) Subversion
8 2 (0.11%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.057%) Ant
9 1 (0.057%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.057%) JUnit
9 1 (0.057%) Maven
9 1 (0.057%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 222 (12.63%) Finance
2 60 (3.41%) Legal
3 59 (3.36%) Retail
4 44 (2.50%) Public Sector
5 43 (2.45%) Law
6 38 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.97%) Back Office
9 15 (0.85%) Banking
9 15 (0.85%) Local Government
10 13 (0.74%) Marketing
11 11 (0.63%) Front Office
11 11 (0.63%) Games
12 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.51%) French Language
13 7 (0.40%) Advertising
13 7 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.40%) Billing
14 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 492 (27.99%) Analyst
2 475 (27.02%) Support Engineer
3 399 (22.70%) IT Support
4 297 (16.89%) Support Analyst
5 248 (14.11%) IT Engineer
6 220 (12.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 215 (12.23%) Desktop Support
8 188 (10.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 150 (8.53%) IT Analyst
10 144 (8.19%) Desktop Engineer
11 143 (8.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 142 (8.08%) Service Analyst
13 132 (7.51%) Service Desk Analyst
14 119 (6.77%) IT Support Analyst
15 114 (6.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 103 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 103 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 85 (4.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 83 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 81 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.39%) .NET
2 23 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
2 23 (1.31%) Regular Expression
3 12 (0.68%) LDAP
4 10 (0.57%) HTML
4 10 (0.57%) Middleware
4 10 (0.57%) Web Services
5 9 (0.51%) SailPoint
5 9 (0.51%) XML
6 8 (0.46%) COM
6 8 (0.46%) JSON
7 7 (0.40%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.34%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.28%) CSS
10 4 (0.23%) LAMP
10 4 (0.23%) ODBC
11 3 (0.17%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.17%) Ajax
11 3 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
2 89 (5.06%) Data Centre
3 88 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 83 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (4.61%) Driving Licence
6 79 (4.49%) iPhone
7 61 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
8 55 (3.13%) Blackberry
9 51 (2.90%) iPad
10 48 (2.73%) Smartphone
11 26 (1.48%) Equities
12 24 (1.37%) Derivative
12 24 (1.37%) Replication
13 23 (1.31%) Clustering
13 23 (1.31%) SWIFT
14 15 (0.85%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.80%) AS400
15 14 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.80%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.74%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,758 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,300 (73.95%) Windows 10
3 666 (37.88%) Windows Server
4 417 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 413 (23.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 373 (21.22%) Windows 8
7 302 (17.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 165 (9.39%) Linux
9 134 (7.62%) Android
10 105 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 101 (5.75%) Mac OS X
12 82 (4.66%) Apple iOS
13 78 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
14 76 (4.32%) Windows XP
15 52 (2.96%) Unix
16 26 (1.48%) Mac OS
17 25 (1.42%) CentOS
18 13 (0.74%) Windows Phone
18 13 (0.74%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (28.21%) ITIL
2 301 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
3 148 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 109 (6.20%) Service Management
5 94 (5.35%) ITSM
6 90 (5.12%) Incident Management
7 81 (4.61%) Mobile Device Management
8 78 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 70 (3.98%) Mentoring
10 64 (3.64%) Change Management
11 63 (3.58%) Time Management
12 62 (3.53%) Migration
13 61 (3.47%) Information Security
14 60 (3.41%) Asset Management
15 57 (3.24%) Proactive Monitoring
16 54 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
17 51 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
18 47 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
19 46 (2.62%) Ticket Management
20 45 (2.56%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 194 (11.04%) PowerShell
2 169 (9.61%) SQL
3 23 (1.31%) C#
4 20 (1.14%) VBScript
5 17 (0.97%) VB
6 16 (0.91%) Java
7 11 (0.63%) C
8 10 (0.57%) Python
9 9 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.51%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.46%) Perl
11 5 (0.28%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.28%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.28%) VBA
12 4 (0.23%) Delphi
13 3 (0.17%) R
14 2 (0.11%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.11%) XPath
15 1 (0.057%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 219 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (6.37%) Degree
3 104 (5.92%) MCSE
4 94 (5.35%) MCSA
5 86 (4.89%) MCP
6 83 (4.72%) Security Cleared
7 48 (2.73%) SC Cleared
8 47 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (2.45%) A+ Certification
10 39 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (2.16%) CCNA
12 30 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 29 (1.65%) MCITP
14 24 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (1.25%) MCDST
16 20 (1.14%) DV Cleared
17 17 (0.97%) DBS Check
18 13 (0.74%) MCTS
18 13 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
19 11 (0.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (12.12%) SLA
2 20 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.68%) GDPR
4 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.46%) QA
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.17%) GxP
7 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.11%) NCSC
8 1 (0.057%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.057%) NIST
System Software
1 1,156 (65.76%) Active Directory
2 321 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 226 (12.86%) Hyper-V
4 80 (4.55%) XenApp
5 59 (3.36%) vSphere
6 49 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 46 (2.62%) XenDesktop
8 38 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
11 17 (0.97%) BitLocker
11 17 (0.97%) VirtualBox
12 14 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 10 (0.57%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.46%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.40%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 316 (17.97%) SCCM
2 68 (3.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (1.54%) Nagios
4 25 (1.42%) Backup Exec
5 23 (1.31%) WSUS
6 18 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 16 (0.91%) SCOM
8 15 (0.85%) vCenter Server
9 14 (0.80%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
15 8 (0.46%) SCVMM
15 8 (0.46%) XenMobile
16 6 (0.34%) AirWatch
16 6 (0.34%) DameWare
16 6 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1,015 (57.74%) Microsoft
2 456 (25.94%) VMware
3 342 (19.45%) Citrix
4 225 (12.80%) Cisco
5 187 (10.64%) Apple
6 135 (7.68%) HP
7 78 (4.44%) Dell
7 78 (4.44%) ServiceNow
8 75 (4.27%) Oracle
9 47 (2.67%) Veeam
10 42 (2.39%) EMC
10 42 (2.39%) Symantec
11 39 (2.22%) Ivanti
12 32 (1.82%) Avaya
13 31 (1.76%) NetApp
14 29 (1.65%) Google
14 29 (1.65%) Remedy
15 28 (1.59%) Bloomberg
16 24 (1.37%) McAfee
16 24 (1.37%) Sophos