Period
to 31 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 466 566 552
Rank change year-on-year +100 -14 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 228 593 813
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.45% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 224 539 768
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,825 £25,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £72,368
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +18.06%

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 47,256 130,751 157,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.64% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 39,119 104,632 126,580
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 16 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 31 October 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 +112 219 £45,000 +12.50% 33
UK excluding London +116 124 £37,500 +7.14% 22
London +138 98 £68,750 +19.57% 12
South East +133 59 £37,500 +4.17% 6
North of England +152 38 £37,000 +5.71% 4
Yorkshire +115 24 £37,000 +2.07% 2
Work from Home +5 13 £55,000 -18.52% 5
East of England +117 9 £33,750 +14.41% 2
North West +117 9 £42,500 +25.93% 2
Midlands +100 8 £37,500 -21.05% 7
South West +96 7 £30,000 -10.45% 2
West Midlands +98 5 £39,000 +15.56% 5
North East +17 5 £30,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +63 3 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Scotland +84 2 £60,000 +37.14%
Wales +49 2 £27,500 - 1

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (57.02%) Windows Server
3 124 (54.39%) Active Directory
4 123 (53.95%) Microsoft
5 117 (51.32%) VMware
6 91 (39.91%) Office 365
7 80 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 79 (34.65%) Azure
9 69 (30.26%) PowerShell
10 55 (24.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 54 (23.68%) Firewall
12 52 (22.81%) SQL
13 51 (22.37%) DNS
14 42 (18.42%) AWS
15 40 (17.54%) Cisco
16 38 (16.67%) MS Exchange
17 37 (16.23%) Hyper-V
18 36 (15.79%) DHCP
18 36 (15.79%) SQL Server
19 35 (15.35%) SCCM
20 34 (14.91%) Finance
21 33 (14.47%) Linux
21 33 (14.47%) Citrix
22 30 (13.16%) Windows 10
23 29 (12.72%) ITIL
24 28 (12.28%) TCP/IP
25 27 (11.84%) WAN
25 27 (11.84%) Python
25 27 (11.84%) IIS
26 25 (10.96%) vSphere

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 38 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.84%) IIS
3 19 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.63%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.88%) Apache
8 2 (0.88%) JBoss
9 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 91 (39.91%) Office 365
2 79 (34.65%) Azure
3 42 (18.42%) AWS
4 17 (7.46%) IaaS
5 14 (6.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.51%) SaaS
7 3 (1.32%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.32%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.32%) PaaS
8 2 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.88%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.88%) GCP
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.44%) Slack
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (23.68%) Firewall
2 51 (22.37%) DNS
3 36 (15.79%) DHCP
4 28 (12.28%) TCP/IP
5 27 (11.84%) WAN
6 18 (7.89%) SAN
7 17 (7.46%) LAN
8 12 (5.26%) VoIP
9 11 (4.82%) VPN
9 11 (4.82%) Wireless
10 10 (4.39%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (3.07%) Skype
12 6 (2.63%) VLAN
13 5 (2.19%) Internet
13 5 (2.19%) Network Security
14 4 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.75%) PBX
15 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
15 2 (0.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.95%) Big Data
3 5 (2.19%) MySQL
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.32%) GIS
5 3 (1.32%) QGIS
6 2 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.88%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.51%) Selenium
4 7 (3.07%) JIRA
5 6 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.75%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.88%) JUnit
7 2 (0.88%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.88%) Subversion
7 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.44%) Ant
8 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (14.91%) Finance
2 19 (8.33%) Banking
3 12 (5.26%) Military
4 9 (3.95%) Law
4 9 (3.95%) Retail
5 5 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.32%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.32%) Publishing
7 2 (0.88%) Back Office
7 2 (0.88%) Local Government
7 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.44%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.82%) .NET
2 8 (3.51%) LDAP
3 4 (1.75%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.32%) PostGIS
5 2 (0.88%) Kafka
5 2 (0.88%) Web Services
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) COM+
6 1 (0.44%) DCOM
6 1 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.70%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.95%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.07%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.63%) User Experience
6 5 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.19%) PKI
7 3 (1.32%) Clustering
7 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.88%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) Wiki
9 1 (0.44%) iPhone
9 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 228 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (57.02%) Windows Server
3 33 (14.47%) Linux
4 30 (13.16%) Windows 10
5 20 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (5.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (3.95%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.51%) Unix
11 5 (2.19%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (1.75%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.32%) CentOS
13 3 (1.32%) Solaris
14 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (12.72%) ITIL
3 23 (10.09%) DevOps
4 21 (9.21%) Migration
5 17 (7.46%) Infrastructure as Code
6 14 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.70%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (5.26%) Fintech
9 11 (4.82%) High Availability
9 11 (4.82%) Infrastructure Automation
9 11 (4.82%) Software Engineering
10 10 (4.39%) Asset Management
10 10 (4.39%) Computer Science
10 10 (4.39%) Test Automation
11 9 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (3.51%) Image Processing
12 8 (3.51%) Mathematics
12 8 (3.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (30.26%) PowerShell
2 52 (22.81%) SQL
3 27 (11.84%) Python
4 19 (8.33%) C#
5 12 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.95%) C++
6 9 (3.95%) Java
6 9 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.51%) MATLAB
7 8 (3.51%) R
8 6 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.75%) VB
9 4 (1.75%) VBScript
10 2 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.46%) Degree
3 11 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (3.51%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.51%) MCSE
5 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.75%) MCSA
8 3 (1.32%) ISEB
8 3 (1.32%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.88%) CCNA
9 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.88%) MCITP
10 1 (0.44%) MCP
10 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.33%) SLA
2 8 (3.51%) QA
3 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.88%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 124 (54.39%) Active Directory
2 80 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (16.23%) Hyper-V
4 25 (10.96%) vSphere
5 16 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (5.26%) XenApp
7 10 (4.39%) Docker
7 10 (4.39%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.07%) DFS Replication
9 5 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.32%) Firmware
11 3 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.88%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.88%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.44%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.44%) NFS
13 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (15.35%) SCCM
2 24 (10.53%) Ansible
3 23 (10.09%) Puppet
4 14 (6.14%) Terraform
5 12 (5.26%) WSUS
6 9 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.95%) SCOM
7 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (2.63%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.63%) Kubernetes
8 6 (2.63%) Nagios
9 4 (1.75%) SCSM
10 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.88%) Grafana
11 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.88%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.88%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 123 (53.95%) Microsoft
2 117 (51.32%) VMware
3 40 (17.54%) Cisco
4 33 (14.47%) Citrix
5 19 (8.33%) HP
6 15 (6.58%) NetApp
7 12 (5.26%) Veeam
8 8 (3.51%) EMC
8 8 (3.51%) Oracle
9 6 (2.63%) Apple
9 6 (2.63%) Sun
10 5 (2.19%) Asigra
10 5 (2.19%) Sophos
11 4 (1.75%) Avaya
11 4 (1.75%) Dell
11 4 (1.75%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.75%) Splunk
12 3 (1.32%) ESRI
12 3 (1.32%) IBM
12 3 (1.32%) ServiceNow