Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Engineer
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 601 585 574
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 289 380 681
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.40% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 254 326 613
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £26,800
25th Percentile £36,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £58,438 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 81,760 95,468 139,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.79% 95.32% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 63,204 77,502 112,204
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,688 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,173 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.88% +2.61% -

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer.

Salary trend for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Engineer over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 9 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 -19 271 £50,000 +17.65% 43
UK excluding London -9 169 £42,500 +6.25% 31
London +19 108 £65,000 +20.37% 15
South East +6 47 £49,875 +28.71% 4
North of England +4 46 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Midlands +15 42 £45,500 +45.60% 4
Work from Home -130 34 £53,750 +6.44% 10
Yorkshire +7 32 £40,000 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +16 28 £37,000 -17.78% 3
South West -32 15 £40,000 +13.48% 6
East Midlands +11 14 £48,000 +123.26% 1
North West +19 13 £47,500 -5.00% 7
East of England +11 9 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Scotland -10 6 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £45,000 -
Wales +31 1 £37,500 -
North East +8 1 £26,000 -33.76%

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, Windows Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 189 (65.40%) Active Directory
3 172 (59.52%) Windows Server
4 159 (55.02%) Microsoft
5 130 (44.98%) VMware
6 128 (44.29%) Azure
7 108 (37.37%) Microsoft 365
8 101 (34.95%) PowerShell
9 98 (33.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 77 (26.64%) SCCM
11 75 (25.95%) Linux
12 74 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
13 72 (24.91%) Social Skills
14 71 (24.57%) Firewall
15 68 (23.53%) ITIL
16 65 (22.49%) DNS
17 61 (21.11%) Windows 10
18 58 (20.07%) Windows Server 2012
19 57 (19.72%) AWS
20 55 (19.03%) Cisco
21 52 (17.99%) Windows Server 2016
22 49 (16.96%) SQL Server
23 48 (16.61%) Finance
24 43 (14.88%) SQL
25 42 (14.53%) Citrix
26 40 (13.84%) DevOps
26 40 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
27 37 (12.80%) SharePoint
28 36 (12.46%) Microsoft Intune
29 35 (12.11%) LAN

Windows Engineer Skill Set
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 37 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.30%) MS Exchange
3 23 (7.96%) IIS
4 14 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.15%) nginx
5 12 (4.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.04%) Apache
7 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 128 (44.29%) Azure
2 108 (37.37%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (19.72%) AWS
4 20 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (6.23%) IaaS
6 10 (3.46%) SaaS
7 9 (3.11%) PaaS
8 8 (2.77%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.69%) Azure Storage
10 2 (0.69%) GCP
10 2 (0.69%) GitHub
10 2 (0.69%) Google Play
10 2 (0.69%) Serverless
10 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) Yammer
11 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.35%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.35%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.35%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 71 (24.57%) Firewall
2 65 (22.49%) DNS
3 35 (12.11%) LAN
4 30 (10.38%) VPN
5 27 (9.34%) WAN
6 26 (9.00%) DHCP
7 25 (8.65%) TCP/IP
8 23 (7.96%) SAN
9 19 (6.57%) Remote Desktop
10 16 (5.54%) Wireless
11 12 (4.15%) Asterisk PBX
11 12 (4.15%) Reverse Proxy
11 12 (4.15%) WLAN
12 7 (2.42%) Network Security
12 7 (2.42%) VoIP
12 7 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.73%) NAS
13 5 (1.73%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.38%) iSCSI
14 4 (1.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.08%) MySQL
3 3 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.35%) DB2
4 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.35%) Redis
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.42%) JIRA
3 6 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.69%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.35%) Ant
5 1 (0.35%) GitLab
5 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.35%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 72 (24.91%) Social Skills
2 48 (16.61%) Finance
3 22 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.57%) Retail
5 16 (5.54%) Banking
6 11 (3.81%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (3.46%) Publishing
8 8 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.38%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.04%) Games
10 3 (1.04%) Legal
11 2 (0.69%) Electronics
11 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.69%) Marketing
11 2 (0.69%) Military
11 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.35%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.35%) Law
12 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.23%) Web Services
2 4 (1.38%) LDAP
3 3 (1.04%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.69%) Node.js
4 2 (0.69%) REST
5 1 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.35%) LAMP
5 1 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.35%) SOAP
5 1 (0.35%) WCF
5 1 (0.35%) WPF
5 1 (0.35%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.23%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.19%) Clustering
3 14 (4.84%) Hedge funds
4 13 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.11%) PKI
6 7 (2.42%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.42%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.42%) Replication
7 5 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.04%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.04%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.04%) User Experience
10 2 (0.69%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.69%) iPhone
10 2 (0.69%) Social Media
10 2 (0.69%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 172 (59.52%) Windows Server
3 75 (25.95%) Linux
4 61 (21.11%) Windows 10
5 58 (20.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (17.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 18 (6.23%) Windows 7
9 18 (6.23%) Windows 8
10 14 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (4.15%) Unix
12 8 (2.77%) Mac OS
13 7 (2.42%) Ubuntu
14 6 (2.08%) Android
15 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 68 (23.53%) ITIL
3 40 (13.84%) DevOps
4 28 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (9.00%) Project Delivery
6 19 (6.57%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (6.23%) Change Management
8 17 (5.88%) Infrastructure as Code
9 16 (5.54%) Computer Science
10 15 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (5.19%) Service Delivery
10 15 (5.19%) Software Engineering
11 14 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (4.84%) Load Balancing
12 13 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (4.50%) Information Security
12 13 (4.50%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 12 (4.15%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (4.15%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 101 (34.95%) PowerShell
2 43 (14.88%) SQL
3 34 (11.76%) Python
4 16 (5.54%) Java
5 12 (4.15%) Perl
6 10 (3.46%) C++
7 9 (3.11%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.77%) C#
9 4 (1.38%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.38%) VB
10 3 (1.04%) PHP
11 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.35%) C
12 1 (0.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.92%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (6.57%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (5.19%) Degree
6 9 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.77%) CCNA
8 6 (2.08%) MCSA
9 5 (1.73%) HNC
9 5 (1.73%) MCP
10 4 (1.38%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.38%) CCNP
10 4 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.38%) MCSE
11 2 (0.69%) CISSP
11 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.69%) GIAC
11 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.96%) SLA
2 7 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (1.38%) QA
5 2 (0.69%) GDPR
5 2 (0.69%) SOC 2
System Software
1 189 (65.40%) Active Directory
2 74 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (9.69%) Hyper-V
4 25 (8.65%) vSphere
5 22 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (6.92%) Virtual Servers
7 18 (6.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 15 (5.19%) VMware NSX
9 13 (4.50%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.11%) Docker
10 9 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (2.77%) XenApp
12 5 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (1.38%) VMware Server
14 3 (1.04%) KVM
15 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 77 (26.64%) SCCM
2 36 (12.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (6.57%) Terraform
4 17 (5.88%) SCOM
5 16 (5.54%) Nagios
6 13 (4.50%) HAProxy
7 11 (3.81%) Ansible
7 11 (3.81%) Puppet
8 10 (3.46%) Kubernetes
8 10 (3.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (3.46%) vRealize
9 8 (2.77%) vCenter Server
10 7 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (2.08%) CSIRT
11 6 (2.08%) WSUS
12 5 (1.73%) AirWatch
13 4 (1.38%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (1.38%) SCDPM
13 4 (1.38%) SCSM
Vendors
1 159 (55.02%) Microsoft
2 130 (44.98%) VMware
3 55 (19.03%) Cisco
4 42 (14.53%) Citrix
5 16 (5.54%) Palo Alto
6 15 (5.19%) Meraki
7 14 (4.84%) Oracle
7 14 (4.84%) Veeam
8 10 (3.46%) EMC
8 10 (3.46%) ServiceNow
9 9 (3.11%) SolarWinds
9 9 (3.11%) TOWER Software
10 8 (2.77%) HP
11 7 (2.42%) Dell
12 6 (2.08%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.08%) Aruba
12 6 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
13 5 (1.73%) Brocade
13 5 (1.73%) CA
13 5 (1.73%) Nimble Storage