Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 501 284 178
Rank change year-on-year -217 -106 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 616 759 2,840
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 1.11% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.97% 5.22% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 519 638 2,369
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,500 £20,500
25th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,500 £33,500 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.97% +11.67% -
75th Percentile £40,875 £45,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,375 £56,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £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 20,764 14,544 32,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.28% 21.20% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15,118 11,986 26,413
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -205 553 £32,000 -4.48% 190
UK excluding London -129 433 £30,000 - 164
London -212 177 £33,000 -15.38% 30
North of England -47 110 £27,500 -6.78% 48
South East -143 92 £32,500 +1.56% 44
Midlands -71 82 £27,000 -1.82% 33
East Midlands -27 56 £27,500 -21.43% 15
Scotland -35 55 £29,500 +47.50% 2
South West -76 53 £30,000 +9.09% 16
Yorkshire -45 47 £35,000 -33.33% 13
North West -46 44 £26,250 -11.02% 27
Work from Home -231 41 £35,000 +25.00% 9
East of England -50 39 £31,000 -3.88% 19
West Midlands -97 26 £23,000 -16.36% 18
North East -15 19 £26,500 +13.98% 8
Wales -44 2 £45,000 +80.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 616 (100.00%) Windows
2 523 (84.90%) Windows 10
3 422 (68.51%) Active Directory
4 367 (59.58%) Microsoft 365
5 358 (58.12%) Microsoft
6 273 (44.32%) Microsoft Office
7 260 (42.21%) Windows Server
8 189 (30.68%) Social Skills
9 151 (24.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 149 (24.19%) VMware
11 140 (22.73%) ITIL
11 140 (22.73%) Windows 8
12 132 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 125 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
14 119 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 116 (18.83%) Firewall
16 112 (18.18%) SQL
17 109 (17.69%) MS Exchange
18 104 (16.88%) Cisco
19 100 (16.23%) Azure
20 95 (15.42%) SQL Server
21 91 (14.77%) Citrix
22 90 (14.61%) Windows Server 2016
23 89 (14.45%) VPN
24 88 (14.29%) TCP/IP
25 86 (13.96%) DNS
26 79 (12.82%) Finance
27 75 (12.18%) DHCP
28 74 (12.01%) LAN
29 72 (11.69%) SCCM

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
1 109 (17.69%) MS Exchange
2 37 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 35 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (3.73%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (2.92%) nginx
6 15 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.62%) IIS
8 8 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.97%) CMS
10 4 (0.65%) Confluence
11 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.16%) Apache
12 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 273 (44.32%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.11%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.97%) InDesign
6 6 (0.97%) Siemens NX
6 6 (0.97%) Solid Edge
7 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.49%) Houdini
8 3 (0.49%) Maya
8 3 (0.49%) NUKE
8 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.14%) Sage 200
2 6 (0.97%) Shopify
2 6 (0.97%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.49%) Endur
3 3 (0.49%) Magento
3 3 (0.49%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (0.49%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Salerio
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 367 (59.58%) Microsoft 365
2 100 (16.23%) Azure
3 26 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (3.90%) AWS
5 20 (3.25%) Mimecast
6 11 (1.79%) Google Workspace
7 10 (1.62%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.14%) IaaS
9 6 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.97%) Cloudflare
9 6 (0.97%) GitHub
10 5 (0.81%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.65%) SaaS
12 3 (0.49%) Dropbox
12 3 (0.49%) GoToWebinar
13 1 (0.16%) Azure Storage
13 1 (0.16%) Kong
13 1 (0.16%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.16%) Slack
13 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 116 (18.83%) Firewall
2 89 (14.45%) VPN
3 88 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 86 (13.96%) DNS
5 75 (12.18%) DHCP
6 74 (12.01%) LAN
7 66 (10.71%) WAN
8 43 (6.98%) Wireless
9 37 (6.01%) Skype
10 31 (5.03%) Internet
11 30 (4.87%) VLAN
12 25 (4.06%) Remote Desktop
13 21 (3.41%) VoIP
14 19 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (2.76%) SAN
16 16 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (2.11%) Asterisk PBX
18 12 (1.95%) Cisco ISE
18 12 (1.95%) Reverse Proxy
19 8 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 14 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.27%) Redis
4 14 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.65%) MS Access
9 4 (0.65%) Power BI
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.27%) Moq
2 13 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.11%) NUnit
2 13 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (1.95%) JIRA
4 6 (0.97%) Cactus
4 6 (0.97%) gulp
4 6 (0.97%) webpack
5 3 (0.49%) MSI
6 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 189 (30.68%) Social Skills
2 79 (12.82%) Finance
3 56 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (5.68%) Retail
5 25 (4.06%) Manufacturing
6 20 (3.25%) Documentation Skills
6 20 (3.25%) Organisational Skills
7 19 (3.08%) Legal
8 17 (2.76%) Law
9 15 (2.44%) Marketing
10 13 (2.11%) Banking
11 10 (1.62%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.46%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 9 (1.46%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (1.14%) Front Office
14 3 (0.49%) Advertising
14 3 (0.49%) German Language
15 2 (0.32%) Automotive
15 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (29.71%) Analyst
2 147 (23.86%) IT Support
3 123 (19.97%) Support Analyst
4 113 (18.34%) Support Engineer
5 90 (14.61%) IT Analyst
6 69 (11.20%) IT Support Analyst
7 63 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 63 (10.23%) Desktop Support
7 63 (10.23%) IT Engineer
8 54 (8.77%) Service Analyst
9 52 (8.44%) Service Desk Analyst
10 42 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 40 (6.49%) IT Support Engineer
12 36 (5.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 34 (5.52%) Windows Engineer
14 33 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
15 29 (4.71%) Support Technician
16 28 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 27 (4.38%) 1st Line Support
17 27 (4.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.73%) .NET
2 14 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 14 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (1.95%) HTML
4 11 (1.79%) CSS
5 7 (1.14%) JSON
5 7 (1.14%) XML
6 6 (0.97%) Ajax
6 6 (0.97%) COM
6 6 (0.97%) jQuery
6 6 (0.97%) Laravel
6 6 (0.97%) Node.js
6 6 (0.97%) PHP-FPM
6 6 (0.97%) Sass
6 6 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (0.97%) WSH
7 4 (0.65%) XMPP
8 2 (0.32%) LDAP
8 2 (0.32%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.32%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.44%) Video Conferencing
2 38 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.22%) iPhone
4 25 (4.06%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.57%) Driving Licence
6 19 (3.08%) iPad
7 16 (2.60%) Blackberry
8 15 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.11%) Wiki
10 12 (1.95%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.95%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.14%) Replication
13 6 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (0.97%) Blog
13 6 (0.97%) CCTV
13 6 (0.97%) Clustering
14 5 (0.81%) Raspberry Pi
14 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 616 (100.00%) Windows
2 523 (84.90%) Windows 10
3 260 (42.21%) Windows Server
4 151 (24.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 140 (22.73%) Windows 8
6 132 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (14.61%) Windows Server 2016
8 62 (10.06%) Linux
9 54 (8.77%) Android
10 52 (8.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 36 (5.84%) Mac OS X
12 32 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (4.87%) Apple iOS
14 26 (4.22%) Windows XP
15 13 (2.11%) Mac OS
16 9 (1.46%) Unix
17 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.49%) CentOS
18 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (22.73%) ITIL
2 125 (20.29%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 49 (7.95%) Service Delivery
5 37 (6.01%) ITSM
6 34 (5.52%) Incident Management
7 32 (5.19%) Project Management
8 31 (5.03%) Asset Management
8 31 (5.03%) Time Management
9 30 (4.87%) Migration
10 27 (4.38%) Service Management
11 23 (3.73%) DNA
12 20 (3.25%) Line Management
13 19 (3.08%) Break/Fix
14 18 (2.92%) ERP
14 18 (2.92%) Network Management
14 18 (2.92%) Software Deployment
15 16 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (2.60%) Patch Management
16 15 (2.44%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (18.18%) SQL
2 63 (10.23%) PowerShell
3 30 (4.87%) Python
4 18 (2.92%) C#
5 16 (2.60%) VB
6 14 (2.27%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.62%) VBScript
8 8 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.97%) PHP
11 5 (0.81%) C
11 5 (0.81%) Perl
11 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.81%) Tcl
12 4 (0.65%) Java
12 4 (0.65%) VBA
13 2 (0.32%) Delphi
13 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (7.79%) Degree
3 39 (6.33%) MCSE
4 30 (4.87%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.90%) MCP
6 14 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.11%) CCNA
8 12 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.79%) HNC
9 11 (1.79%) MCSA
10 9 (1.46%) HND
10 9 (1.46%) MCITP
11 8 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.14%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.97%) CCNP
13 6 (0.97%) MCTS
13 6 (0.97%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.81%) CCIE
14 5 (0.81%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.44%) SLA
2 10 (1.62%) GDPR
3 6 (0.97%) PMO
3 6 (0.97%) QA
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.32%) MiFID
7 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 422 (68.51%) Active Directory
2 119 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (10.88%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.57%) XenApp
5 20 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (3.08%) BitLocker
7 16 (2.60%) XenDesktop
8 15 (2.44%) Docker
9 14 (2.27%) vSphere
10 12 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.95%) VirtualBox
11 8 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.49%) NFS
14 3 (0.49%) Samba
14 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 72 (11.69%) SCCM
2 33 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (2.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 18 (2.92%) Sysprep
4 15 (2.44%) WMI
5 14 (2.27%) Nagios
6 12 (1.95%) HAProxy
7 11 (1.79%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.46%) WSUS
9 7 (1.14%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.81%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.49%) MaaS360
11 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.49%) Nessus
11 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.49%) PaperCut
11 3 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 358 (58.12%) Microsoft
2 149 (24.19%) VMware
3 104 (16.88%) Cisco
4 91 (14.77%) Citrix
5 52 (8.44%) HP
6 45 (7.31%) ServiceNow
7 42 (6.82%) Apple
8 40 (6.49%) Veeam
9 36 (5.84%) Oracle
10 28 (4.55%) Remedy
11 21 (3.41%) Sophos
12 18 (2.92%) Dell
13 16 (2.60%) Google
14 15 (2.44%) NetApp
15 13 (2.11%) Meraki
15 13 (2.11%) SAP
16 12 (1.95%) Avaya
17 11 (1.79%) Sage
18 10 (1.62%) Adobe
19 9 (1.46%) EMC