Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 7
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 505 353 181
Rank change year-on-year -152 -172 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 693 394 2,769
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.82% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.17% 3.83% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 585 322 2,324
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £24,000 £25,500 £24,470
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £35,000 £47,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £59,950 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year -0.90% +0.91% -

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 21,834 10,283 31,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.46% 21.46% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 15,479 8,615 25,362
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,375 £64,000
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% +0.06%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 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 -140 627 £30,000 -7.88% 167
UK excluding London -58 514 £27,500 -0.90% 149
London -219 169 £32,500 -18.75% 31
North of England -69 131 £25,000 - 38
Midlands -53 114 £25,000 -30.56% 34
South East -151 108 £30,000 -3.23% 37
North West -56 68 £25,000 -10.71% 24
South West -61 62 £26,500 -7.83% 10
East Midlands -25 60 £25,000 +6.38% 9
West Midlands -71 53 £25,000 -50.00% 24
Work from Home -233 53 £32,500 -30.11% 13
Yorkshire -82 45 £27,500 +10.00% 12
East of England -96 44 £28,500 -13.64% 17
Scotland -54 40 £28,000 -24.83% 5
North East -28 18 £26,500 +13.98% 2
Wales -46 11 £30,000 +27.66% 6
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 693 (100.00%) Windows
2 572 (82.54%) Windows 10
3 464 (66.96%) Active Directory
4 389 (56.13%) Microsoft
5 385 (55.56%) Microsoft 365
6 301 (43.43%) Microsoft Office
7 297 (42.86%) Windows Server
8 204 (29.44%) Windows 8
9 202 (29.15%) Social Skills
10 192 (27.71%) ITIL
11 168 (24.24%) VMware
12 152 (21.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 135 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 134 (19.34%) Problem-Solving
15 129 (18.61%) TCP/IP
16 124 (17.89%) MS Exchange
16 124 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
17 113 (16.31%) Azure
17 113 (16.31%) DNS
18 112 (16.16%) Cisco
19 111 (16.02%) VPN
19 111 (16.02%) Firewall
20 106 (15.30%) Windows Server 2016
20 106 (15.30%) DHCP
21 97 (14.00%) Finance
22 88 (12.70%) SQL
22 88 (12.70%) SCCM
23 85 (12.27%) WAN
24 81 (11.69%) LAN
24 81 (11.69%) Citrix

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
1 124 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.64%) SharePoint
3 42 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (3.75%) Skype for Business
5 24 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (2.74%) IIS
7 18 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.73%) nginx
9 6 (0.87%) CMS
10 5 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.72%) Confluence
11 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.14%) Apache
13 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 301 (43.43%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (5.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.73%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.87%) InDesign
5 6 (0.87%) Siemens NX
5 6 (0.87%) Solid Edge
6 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Shopify
1 6 (0.87%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.43%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.29%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.29%) Magento
3 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.29%) Sage 300 ERP
3 2 (0.29%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Salerio
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 385 (55.56%) Microsoft 365
2 113 (16.31%) Azure
3 35 (5.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (2.45%) OneDrive
5 15 (2.16%) AWS
6 12 (1.73%) Mimecast
7 9 (1.30%) Google Workspace
8 8 (1.15%) IaaS
8 8 (1.15%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.01%) PowerApps
10 6 (0.87%) Cloudflare
10 6 (0.87%) GitHub
10 6 (0.87%) SaaS
11 5 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.14%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.14%) Kong
13 1 (0.14%) PaaS
13 1 (0.14%) Slack
13 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 129 (18.61%) TCP/IP
2 113 (16.31%) DNS
3 111 (16.02%) Firewall
3 111 (16.02%) VPN
4 106 (15.30%) DHCP
5 85 (12.27%) WAN
6 81 (11.69%) LAN
7 68 (9.81%) Wireless
8 48 (6.93%) Skype
9 41 (5.92%) VLAN
10 36 (5.19%) Internet
11 25 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
11 25 (3.61%) VoIP
12 23 (3.32%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (2.89%) Remote Desktop
14 16 (2.31%) SAN
15 11 (1.59%) Network Security
16 10 (1.44%) IP Telephony
17 9 (1.30%) SMTP
18 8 (1.15%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (9.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (1.30%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.30%) NoSQL
3 9 (1.30%) Redis
3 9 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.43%) MS Access
6 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.29%) Power BI
8 1 (0.14%) MySQL
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (1.73%) JIRA
1 12 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.30%) Moq
3 9 (1.30%) NUnit
4 6 (0.87%) Cactus
4 6 (0.87%) gulp
4 6 (0.87%) webpack
5 1 (0.14%) Ant
5 1 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 202 (29.15%) Social Skills
2 97 (14.00%) Finance
3 66 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.91%) Retail
5 31 (4.47%) Banking
5 31 (4.47%) Manufacturing
6 27 (3.90%) Organisational Skills
7 24 (3.46%) Documentation Skills
8 23 (3.32%) Law
9 22 (3.17%) Legal
10 18 (2.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 15 (2.16%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (1.73%) German Language
13 11 (1.59%) Marketing
14 10 (1.44%) Financial Institution
14 10 (1.44%) Investment Banking
14 10 (1.44%) Telecoms
15 5 (0.72%) Front Office
16 4 (0.58%) Advertising
16 4 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 214 (30.88%) Analyst
2 178 (25.69%) IT Support
3 144 (20.78%) Support Engineer
4 130 (18.76%) Support Analyst
5 111 (16.02%) IT Analyst
6 92 (13.28%) IT Engineer
7 86 (12.41%) Service Analyst
8 84 (12.12%) Desktop Support
9 79 (11.40%) Service Desk Analyst
10 75 (10.82%) IT Support Analyst
11 67 (9.67%) 2nd Line Support
12 56 (8.08%) IT Support Engineer
13 53 (7.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 46 (6.64%) Support Technician
15 41 (5.92%) 1st Line Support
15 41 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 36 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
17 34 (4.91%) Windows Engineer
18 28 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 27 (3.90%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.02%) .NET
2 9 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 9 (1.30%) HTML
2 9 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (1.15%) CSS
3 8 (1.15%) XML
4 7 (1.01%) JSON
5 6 (0.87%) Ajax
5 6 (0.87%) jQuery
5 6 (0.87%) Laravel
5 6 (0.87%) Node.js
5 6 (0.87%) PHP-FPM
5 6 (0.87%) Sass
5 6 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (0.72%) COM
6 5 (0.72%) WSH
6 5 (0.72%) XMPP
7 4 (0.58%) LDAP
8 3 (0.43%) OpenID
8 3 (0.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
2 36 (5.19%) iPad
3 35 (5.05%) iPhone
4 32 (4.62%) Blackberry
5 31 (4.47%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 25 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 17 (2.45%) Analytical Mindset
8 15 (2.16%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.44%) Replication
11 9 (1.30%) EPoS
11 9 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.30%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.30%) Wiki
12 7 (1.01%) CCTV
12 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.87%) Blog
13 6 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.72%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 693 (100.00%) Windows
2 572 (82.54%) Windows 10
3 297 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 204 (29.44%) Windows 8
5 152 (21.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 135 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 106 (15.30%) Windows Server 2016
8 73 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
9 63 (9.09%) Android
10 57 (8.23%) Mac OS X
11 52 (7.50%) Linux
12 39 (5.63%) Apple iOS
13 21 (3.03%) Windows XP
14 20 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (1.88%) Mac OS
16 11 (1.59%) Unix
17 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
19 1 (0.14%) AIX
19 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (27.71%) ITIL
2 134 (19.34%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (8.08%) Service Delivery
4 53 (7.65%) ITSM
5 47 (6.78%) Incident Management
6 46 (6.64%) Asset Management
7 39 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 36 (5.19%) Time Management
9 33 (4.76%) Service Management
10 32 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
11 31 (4.47%) Project Management
12 26 (3.75%) Break/Fix
13 22 (3.17%) Line Management
14 21 (3.03%) Computer Science
14 21 (3.03%) Mathematics
15 20 (2.89%) Mentoring
16 19 (2.74%) Data Protection
17 18 (2.60%) Cybersecurity
17 18 (2.60%) Problem Management
18 15 (2.16%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 88 (12.70%) SQL
2 69 (9.96%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.03%) Python
4 15 (2.16%) VB
5 12 (1.73%) C#
6 9 (1.30%) Perl
6 9 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.01%) VBScript
8 6 (0.87%) PHP
8 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.87%) Tcl
9 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.43%) Java
10 3 (0.43%) VBA
11 2 (0.29%) C
12 1 (0.14%) AWK
12 1 (0.14%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 64 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (8.80%) Degree
3 40 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 36 (5.19%) MCSE
5 32 (4.62%) MCP
6 24 (3.46%) A+ Certification
6 24 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (2.89%) MCITP
8 16 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
9 15 (2.16%) SC Cleared
10 14 (2.02%) MCSA
11 12 (1.73%) CCNA
11 12 (1.73%) DBS Check
12 10 (1.44%) HNC
13 9 (1.30%) MCDST
14 8 (1.15%) HND
15 7 (1.01%) CISSP
16 6 (0.87%) CEH
16 6 (0.87%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.94%) SLA
2 13 (1.88%) GDPR
3 9 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) PMO
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 464 (66.96%) Active Directory
2 124 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.46%) vSphere
5 20 (2.89%) XenApp
6 16 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (2.16%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.73%) VirtualBox
10 11 (1.59%) BitLocker
10 11 (1.59%) Docker
11 4 (0.58%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 88 (12.70%) SCCM
2 50 (7.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (2.45%) AirWatch
4 13 (1.88%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.73%) Sysprep
5 12 (1.73%) WSUS
6 11 (1.59%) WMI
7 10 (1.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 9 (1.30%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.15%) Nagios
10 6 (0.87%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.72%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
11 5 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.58%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.43%) SafeCom
13 3 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 389 (56.13%) Microsoft
2 168 (24.24%) VMware
3 112 (16.16%) Cisco
4 81 (11.69%) Apple
4 81 (11.69%) Citrix
5 55 (7.94%) HP
6 54 (7.79%) ServiceNow
7 37 (5.34%) Dell
8 36 (5.19%) Veeam
9 28 (4.04%) Remedy
10 26 (3.75%) Sophos
11 23 (3.32%) Oracle
12 19 (2.74%) SAP
13 15 (2.16%) Symantec
14 14 (2.02%) SonicWALL
15 13 (1.88%) Avaya
15 13 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (1.73%) SolarWinds
17 10 (1.44%) Meraki
17 10 (1.44%) NetApp