Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 370 381
Rank change year-on-year -84 +11 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 1093 1565 1827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.82% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.85% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 947 1448 1699
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% +7.69%

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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Engineer.

Salary trend for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 15 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 21 October 2017. 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 -78 1054 £42,500 +6.25% 71
London -53 549 £55,000 +15.79% 29
UK excluding London -85 521 £36,500 +1.39% 43
South East -62 172 £39,000 +11.43% 18
North of England -21 170 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Yorkshire -14 105 £34,000 -2.86% 4
East of England +6 76 £40,000 +14.29% 4
North West -11 62 £28,000 -25.33% 5
South West -37 46 £37,500 +4.17% 6
Midlands -11 42 £35,000 -2.78% 4
East Midlands +9 23 £40,000 +42.86% 1
West Midlands -7 19 £30,000 -14.29% 3
Scotland -28 16 £45,000 +8.43% 1
North East +17 3 £34,000 -20.00% 1
Wales +10 2 £40,000 +11.89%

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, Windows Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 1093 (100.00%) Windows
2 653 (59.74%) Windows Server
3 618 (56.54%) Active Directory
4 544 (49.77%) Microsoft
5 458 (41.90%) VMware
6 342 (31.29%) PowerShell
7 311 (28.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 302 (27.63%) MS Exchange
9 298 (27.26%) Office 365
10 297 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 263 (24.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 260 (23.79%) Finance
13 251 (22.96%) SQL Server
14 231 (21.13%) Linux
14 231 (21.13%) Hyper-V
15 228 (20.86%) Cisco
16 222 (20.31%) ITIL
17 211 (19.30%) SQL
18 208 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 205 (18.76%) DNS
20 201 (18.39%) Windows 10
21 200 (18.30%) Microsoft Certification
22 199 (18.21%) Citrix
23 189 (17.29%) Firewall
24 180 (16.47%) Windows 7
25 179 (16.38%) SAN
26 172 (15.74%) SCCM
27 163 (14.91%) DevOps
28 162 (14.82%) DHCP
29 139 (12.72%) Microsoft Office

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
1 302 (27.63%) MS Exchange
2 127 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 114 (10.43%) IIS
4 77 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (4.48%) Apache
6 47 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (3.93%) SharePoint
8 41 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (3.20%) Tomcat
10 32 (2.93%) Skype for Business
11 31 (2.84%) Confluence
12 21 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.91%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.64%) JBoss
15 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.18%) MS Project Server
17 1 (0.091%) CMS
Applications
1 139 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.46%) Houdini
5 5 (0.46%) Maya
5 5 (0.46%) NUKE
5 5 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.091%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.091%) Eikon
2 1 (0.091%) Magento
2 1 (0.091%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 298 (27.26%) Office 365
2 208 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (2.74%) IaaS
5 22 (2.01%) PaaS
6 11 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.55%) GitHub
9 5 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.46%) SaaS
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.37%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.27%) Datadog
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.091%) Loggly
13 1 (0.091%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.091%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 205 (18.76%) DNS
2 189 (17.29%) Firewall
3 179 (16.38%) SAN
4 162 (14.82%) DHCP
5 120 (10.98%) TCP/IP
6 95 (8.69%) WAN
7 94 (8.60%) LAN
8 53 (4.85%) VPN
9 40 (3.66%) Wireless
10 39 (3.57%) Internet
10 39 (3.57%) Skype
11 32 (2.93%) VoIP
12 30 (2.74%) VLAN
13 22 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (1.65%) NAS
15 15 (1.37%) Kerberos
16 12 (1.10%) WebEx
17 10 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (0.91%) iSCSI
17 10 (0.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.46%) MySQL
6 14 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.46%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.37%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.37%) Redis
10 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.27%) Big Data
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.091%) SQLite
13 1 (0.091%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 76 (6.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 68 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (6.04%) TeamCity
4 65 (5.95%) Jenkins
5 43 (3.93%) JIRA
6 33 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 31 (2.84%) Hudson
8 30 (2.74%) Git (software)
9 19 (1.74%) MSBuild
10 12 (1.10%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.73%) Selenium
12 7 (0.64%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.55%) MSI
14 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.37%) InstallShield
15 4 (0.37%) Redmine
15 4 (0.37%) Subversion
16 3 (0.27%) AdminStudio
16 3 (0.27%) NuGet
General
1 260 (23.79%) Finance
2 101 (9.24%) Banking
3 41 (3.75%) Games
4 28 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.01%) Marketing
5 22 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.92%) Legal
7 20 (1.83%) Law
8 19 (1.74%) Retail
9 18 (1.65%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.64%) Back Office
12 6 (0.55%) Local Government
13 5 (0.46%) Dutch Language
13 5 (0.46%) Front Office
14 3 (0.27%) Electronics
14 3 (0.27%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) Military
16 1 (0.091%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (8.14%) .NET
2 23 (2.10%) XML
3 18 (1.65%) Web Services
4 16 (1.46%) ASP.NET
4 16 (1.46%) HTML
5 15 (1.37%) MFC
6 12 (1.10%) jQuery
7 10 (0.91%) WPF
7 10 (0.91%) WSH
8 9 (0.82%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.82%) SAML
8 9 (0.82%) Software Packaging
9 8 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (0.73%) XMPP
10 7 (0.64%) MSMQ
11 6 (0.55%) J2EE
11 6 (0.55%) LAMP
11 6 (0.55%) Middleware
12 5 (0.46%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 112 (10.25%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.95%) Hedge funds
3 58 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 45 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (3.93%) Blackberry
6 36 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.93%) Driving Licence
8 29 (2.65%) Fintech
9 24 (2.20%) Replication
10 22 (2.01%) Clustering
11 19 (1.74%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (1.19%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.01%) PKI
15 10 (0.91%) Blog
15 10 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
16 9 (0.82%) iPad
17 8 (0.73%) Algorithms
18 7 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1093 (100.00%) Windows
2 653 (59.74%) Windows Server
3 311 (28.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 297 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 231 (21.13%) Linux
6 201 (18.39%) Windows 10
7 180 (16.47%) Windows 7
8 60 (5.49%) Windows 8
9 54 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (4.57%) Unix
11 48 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (2.84%) Windows XP
13 25 (2.29%) Android
14 24 (2.20%) CentOS
15 18 (1.65%) Ubuntu
15 18 (1.65%) Windows Vista
16 17 (1.56%) Mac OS
17 16 (1.46%) Mac OS X
18 11 (1.01%) Apple iOS
18 11 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (20.31%) ITIL
2 163 (14.91%) DevOps
3 83 (7.59%) Configuration Management
4 74 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (6.31%) Software Engineering
6 60 (5.49%) Migration
7 58 (5.31%) High Availability
8 51 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 48 (4.39%) Task Automation
11 44 (4.03%) Mentoring
12 40 (3.66%) Time Management
13 34 (3.11%) Service Management
14 32 (2.93%) Project Management
15 31 (2.84%) Scrum
16 30 (2.74%) Low Latency
16 30 (2.74%) Patch Management
17 25 (2.29%) Performance Monitoring
17 25 (2.29%) Problem Management
18 23 (2.10%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 342 (31.29%) PowerShell
2 211 (19.30%) SQL
3 99 (9.06%) C#
4 76 (6.95%) Python
5 62 (5.67%) Perl
6 47 (4.30%) Bash Shell
7 42 (3.84%) T-SQL
8 38 (3.48%) Ruby
9 37 (3.39%) C++
10 29 (2.65%) Java
11 19 (1.74%) C
11 19 (1.74%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.56%) VBScript
13 16 (1.46%) JavaScript
14 15 (1.37%) Korn
15 12 (1.10%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.01%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.64%) PHP
18 6 (0.55%) VB
19 2 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 200 (18.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (12.35%) Degree
3 131 (11.99%) MCSE
4 77 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (5.95%) CCNA
6 61 (5.58%) MCSA
7 50 (4.57%) MCP
8 37 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 33 (3.02%) MCITP
10 20 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (1.56%) Master's Degree
11 17 (1.56%) Security Cleared
12 10 (0.91%) CCNP
13 8 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (0.73%) SC Cleared
14 6 (0.55%) CISSP
14 6 (0.55%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.55%) MCTS
14 6 (0.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.48%) SLA
2 27 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.65%) SEPA
4 11 (1.01%) QA
5 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.37%) GCP
7 3 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 618 (56.54%) Active Directory
2 263 (24.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (21.13%) Hyper-V
4 78 (7.14%) vSphere
5 75 (6.86%) XenApp
6 68 (6.22%) VMware ESXi
7 55 (5.03%) XenDesktop
8 25 (2.29%) Docker
9 20 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.10%) DFS Replication
12 11 (1.01%) XenServer
13 10 (0.91%) NFS
13 10 (0.91%) Terminal Server
13 10 (0.91%) vCloud
14 9 (0.82%) Samba
15 7 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.55%) Firmware
16 6 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 172 (15.74%) SCCM
2 102 (9.33%) SCOM
3 96 (8.78%) Opscode Chef
4 95 (8.69%) Puppet
5 76 (6.95%) Ansible
6 62 (5.67%) Nagios
7 36 (3.29%) Backup Exec
8 30 (2.74%) WSUS
9 23 (2.10%) Icinga
10 21 (1.92%) AirWatch
10 21 (1.92%) vCenter Server
11 19 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (1.65%) Opsview
13 17 (1.56%) Terraform
14 16 (1.46%) EdgeSight
15 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 12 (1.10%) SCVMM
16 10 (0.91%) DameWare
16 10 (0.91%) Perfmon
16 10 (0.91%) WMI
Vendors
1 544 (49.77%) Microsoft
2 458 (41.90%) VMware
3 228 (20.86%) Cisco
4 199 (18.21%) Citrix
5 107 (9.79%) HP
6 98 (8.97%) Dell
7 79 (7.23%) NetApp
8 60 (5.49%) Red Hat
9 46 (4.21%) Veeam
10 38 (3.48%) EqualLogic
11 31 (2.84%) Symantec
12 30 (2.74%) Reuters
13 24 (2.20%) Splunk
14 23 (2.10%) Atlassian
15 22 (2.01%) Avaya
15 22 (2.01%) Meraki
16 21 (1.92%) EMC
17 20 (1.83%) Apple
17 20 (1.83%) Bloomberg
17 20 (1.83%) Hitachi