Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 387 407
Rank change year-on-year -80 +20 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 1055 1469 1624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.82% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 930 1338 1527
UK median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.41% +4.41%

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 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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 -93 1024 £45,000 +12.50% 78
UK excluding London -91 527 £37,500 +4.17% 46
London -61 511 £55,000 +14.58% 32
South East -42 205 £40,000 +14.29% 13
North of England -60 147 £34,720 -0.80% 8
East of England +1 80 £40,000 +6.67% 13
North West -20 73 £28,500 -18.57% 4
Yorkshire -36 71 £37,000 +5.71% 3
Midlands -9 42 £30,000 -16.67% 11
South West -59 40 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +3 24 £40,000 +25.98% 6
West Midlands +3 18 £30,000 +33.33% 5
Scotland -30 13 £45,000 +12.26%
North East +4 3 £34,000 -12.26% 1
Wales +10 2 £40,000 +14.29%
Northern Ireland -28 1 £25,500 -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1055 (100.00%) Windows
2 632 (59.91%) Windows Server
3 542 (51.37%) Active Directory
4 499 (47.30%) Microsoft
5 449 (42.56%) VMware
6 331 (31.37%) PowerShell
7 292 (27.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 283 (26.82%) Office 365
9 259 (24.55%) Finance
10 256 (24.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 253 (23.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 244 (23.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 234 (22.18%) MS Exchange
14 213 (20.19%) Linux
15 199 (18.86%) SQL Server
16 195 (18.48%) ITIL
17 193 (18.29%) Citrix
17 193 (18.29%) Windows 10
18 188 (17.82%) SCCM
19 187 (17.73%) Hyper-V
20 177 (16.78%) Firewall
21 174 (16.49%) SQL
22 171 (16.21%) DNS
22 171 (16.21%) Windows 7
22 171 (16.21%) DevOps
23 170 (16.11%) Cisco
24 169 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
25 136 (12.89%) SAN
26 131 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
27 128 (12.13%) TCP/IP

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
1 234 (22.18%) MS Exchange
2 109 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 104 (9.86%) IIS
4 68 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 43 (4.08%) Apache
6 38 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 38 (3.60%) Tomcat
7 34 (3.22%) Confluence
8 32 (3.03%) SharePoint
9 27 (2.56%) Skype for Business
10 22 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.38%) JBoss
14 3 (0.28%) CMS
14 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.19%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 131 (12.42%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.47%) Houdini
5 5 (0.47%) Maya
5 5 (0.47%) NUKE
6 1 (0.095%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.095%) Eikon
2 1 (0.095%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.095%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 283 (26.82%) Office 365
2 256 (24.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (11.47%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (2.75%) IaaS
5 22 (2.09%) PaaS
6 20 (1.90%) SaaS
7 15 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.57%) GitHub
11 5 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.28%) Datadog
12 3 (0.28%) G Suite
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.095%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.095%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.095%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 177 (16.78%) Firewall
2 171 (16.21%) DNS
3 136 (12.89%) SAN
4 128 (12.13%) TCP/IP
5 124 (11.75%) DHCP
6 77 (7.30%) LAN
7 64 (6.07%) WAN
8 37 (3.51%) Internet
8 37 (3.51%) Wireless
9 32 (3.03%) Skype
9 32 (3.03%) VPN
10 24 (2.27%) VoIP
11 21 (1.99%) VLAN
12 16 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (1.42%) Network Security
14 13 (1.23%) NAS
15 11 (1.04%) Kerberos
15 11 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.95%) FTP
17 9 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.61%) MySQL
2 17 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.095%) Big Data
9 1 (0.095%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.095%) InterBase
9 1 (0.095%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.095%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.095%) Redis
9 1 (0.095%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (7.39%) Octopus Deploy
2 77 (7.30%) TeamCity
3 69 (6.54%) Jenkins
4 60 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (3.98%) JIRA
6 39 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 39 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 37 (3.51%) Hudson
8 26 (2.46%) MSBuild
9 14 (1.33%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.14%) Subversion
11 8 (0.76%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.57%) Redmine
14 5 (0.47%) MSI
15 4 (0.38%) GitLab
16 3 (0.28%) NuGet
17 2 (0.19%) Artifactory
17 2 (0.19%) PHPUnit
17 2 (0.19%) Trac
General
1 259 (24.55%) Finance
2 100 (9.48%) Banking
3 32 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 29 (2.75%) Games
5 28 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 27 (2.56%) Retail
7 26 (2.46%) Law
8 18 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.23%) Legal
10 12 (1.14%) Marketing
11 10 (0.95%) Back Office
12 8 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.66%) Publishing
14 6 (0.57%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.38%) Front Office
15 4 (0.38%) Local Government
16 2 (0.19%) Electronics
16 2 (0.19%) French Language
16 2 (0.19%) Military
17 1 (0.095%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.67%) .NET
2 22 (2.09%) XML
3 17 (1.61%) HTML
4 15 (1.42%) Web Services
5 14 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.23%) jQuery
6 13 (1.23%) MFC
7 12 (1.14%) .NET Framework
8 11 (1.04%) WSH
9 8 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (0.66%) Middleware
10 7 (0.66%) MSMQ
11 6 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (0.47%) LAMP
12 5 (0.47%) WinForms
12 5 (0.47%) WPF
13 4 (0.38%) CSS
13 4 (0.38%) Django
13 4 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
14 3 (0.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.28%) Data Centre
2 67 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.50%) Computer Science
4 50 (4.74%) Hedge funds
5 39 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 35 (3.32%) Driving Licence
7 29 (2.75%) Clustering
8 23 (2.18%) Blackberry
9 21 (1.99%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.71%) Fintech
11 16 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (1.23%) Replication
14 10 (0.95%) PKI
15 8 (0.76%) Blog
15 8 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.76%) iPad
16 7 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1055 (100.00%) Windows
2 632 (59.91%) Windows Server
3 292 (27.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 253 (23.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 213 (20.19%) Linux
6 193 (18.29%) Windows 10
7 171 (16.21%) Windows 7
8 41 (3.89%) Unix
9 40 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (3.13%) Windows 8
12 22 (2.09%) Mac OS
13 21 (1.99%) Apple iOS
13 21 (1.99%) CentOS
13 21 (1.99%) Mac OS X
14 19 (1.80%) Android
15 18 (1.71%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 11 (1.04%) Fedora
17 11 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (18.48%) ITIL
2 171 (16.21%) DevOps
3 101 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (8.82%) Software Engineering
5 82 (7.77%) Configuration Management
6 73 (6.92%) Migration
7 59 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (5.31%) Mentoring
9 51 (4.83%) Task Automation
10 49 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (3.70%) High Availability
12 35 (3.32%) Proactive Monitoring
13 33 (3.13%) Project Management
14 32 (3.03%) Scrum
15 28 (2.65%) Service Management
16 27 (2.56%) Coaching
16 27 (2.56%) Time Management
17 25 (2.37%) Patch Management
17 25 (2.37%) Test Automation
17 25 (2.37%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 331 (31.37%) PowerShell
2 174 (16.49%) SQL
3 98 (9.29%) C#
4 78 (7.39%) Python
5 55 (5.21%) C++
6 51 (4.83%) Perl
7 41 (3.89%) Bash Shell
8 36 (3.41%) Ruby
9 31 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 30 (2.84%) Java
11 24 (2.27%) JavaScript
12 22 (2.09%) VBScript
13 20 (1.90%) C
14 17 (1.61%) Korn
15 12 (1.14%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.04%) Bourne shell
16 11 (1.04%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.76%) PHP
18 6 (0.57%) VB
19 1 (0.095%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (10.24%) MCSE
3 104 (9.86%) Degree
4 69 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (5.40%) CCNA
6 44 (4.17%) MCSA
7 40 (3.79%) MCP
8 38 (3.60%) MCITP
9 35 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (2.18%) Security Cleared
11 21 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (1.42%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.95%) SC Cleared
14 9 (0.85%) CISSP
14 9 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (0.66%) CCNP
15 7 (0.66%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
16 6 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
16 6 (0.57%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.41%) SLA
2 25 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.95%) SEPA
4 9 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.76%) QA
6 4 (0.38%) GCP
7 3 (0.28%) GPG13
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
System Software
1 542 (51.37%) Active Directory
2 244 (23.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (17.73%) Hyper-V
4 77 (7.30%) vSphere
5 65 (6.16%) XenApp
6 61 (5.78%) VMware ESXi
7 51 (4.83%) XenDesktop
8 30 (2.84%) Docker
9 18 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (1.52%) DFS Replication
11 12 (1.14%) Terminal Server
12 11 (1.04%) NFS
12 11 (1.04%) Samba
12 11 (1.04%) XenServer
13 9 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.76%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.76%) Xen
15 7 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 188 (17.82%) SCCM
2 105 (9.95%) SCOM
3 103 (9.76%) Ansible
4 98 (9.29%) Puppet
5 94 (8.91%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (5.50%) Nagios
7 31 (2.94%) WSUS
8 29 (2.75%) Icinga
9 28 (2.65%) Terraform
10 26 (2.46%) vCenter Server
11 23 (2.18%) Backup Exec
12 14 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 11 (1.04%) EdgeSight
14 11 (1.04%) WMI
15 10 (0.95%) AirWatch
15 10 (0.95%) Opsview
16 9 (0.85%) SCVMM
17 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
18 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 499 (47.30%) Microsoft
2 449 (42.56%) VMware
3 193 (18.29%) Citrix
4 170 (16.11%) Cisco
5 80 (7.58%) Dell
6 76 (7.20%) HP
7 54 (5.12%) NetApp
8 42 (3.98%) Red Hat
9 37 (3.51%) EqualLogic
10 34 (3.22%) Apple
11 29 (2.75%) Atlassian
11 29 (2.75%) Symantec
12 28 (2.65%) Veeam
13 24 (2.27%) EMC
14 22 (2.09%) IBM
15 21 (1.99%) Reuters
16 20 (1.90%) Avaya
16 20 (1.90%) F5
17 19 (1.80%) Sophos
18 17 (1.61%) 3PAR