Period
to 24 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 433 398 371
Rank change year-on-year -35 -27 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 1169 1529 1902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.81% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1029 1401 1731
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%

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 168479 189451 208891
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135572 159352 172128
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -47 1134 £42,500 +6.25% 81
London -25 600 £50,000 +11.11% 40
UK excluding London -81 551 £37,500 - 41
North of England +30 196 £35,000 - 10
South East -35 177 £40,000 - 17
Yorkshire +44 139 £35,000 - 4
East of England -18 72 £40,000 +14.29% 7
South West -2 54 £36,000 -10.00% 2
North West -12 51 £35,000 - 3
Midlands -38 35 £45,000 +38.46% 5
East Midlands -19 23 £45,000 +63.64% 1
Scotland -13 17 £45,000 +12.26%
West Midlands -1 12 £40,000 +45.45% 4
North East +18 6 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Channel Islands +3 1 £62,500 +83.82%
Wales -7 1 - -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1169 (100.00%) Windows
2 700 (59.88%) Windows Server
3 695 (59.45%) Active Directory
4 598 (51.15%) Microsoft
5 518 (44.31%) VMware
6 346 (29.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 328 (28.06%) PowerShell
8 327 (27.97%) MS Exchange
9 326 (27.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 306 (26.18%) SQL Server
11 300 (25.66%) Office 365
12 294 (25.15%) VMware Infrastructure
13 282 (24.12%) Linux
14 252 (21.56%) DNS
15 251 (21.47%) Cisco
16 241 (20.62%) SQL
17 235 (20.10%) Finance
18 225 (19.25%) Hyper-V
19 220 (18.82%) ITIL
20 213 (18.22%) Microsoft Certification
21 212 (18.14%) DHCP
22 202 (17.28%) Firewall
23 185 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
24 184 (15.74%) Windows 10
25 177 (15.14%) SAN
26 176 (15.06%) Windows 7
27 162 (13.86%) SCCM
28 159 (13.60%) Citrix
29 155 (13.26%) Degree
30 143 (12.23%) 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
1 327 (27.97%) MS Exchange
2 142 (12.15%) IIS
3 135 (11.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 69 (5.90%) SharePoint
6 51 (4.36%) Skype for Business
7 49 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (3.51%) Apache
9 40 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (1.71%) Tomcat
13 19 (1.63%) Confluence
14 12 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.86%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.60%) JBoss
17 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
18 4 (0.34%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 143 (12.23%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.43%) Houdini
5 5 (0.43%) Maya
5 5 (0.43%) NUKE
5 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.086%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.086%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.086%) Magento
2 1 (0.086%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 300 (25.66%) Office 365
2 185 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (2.57%) IaaS
5 22 (1.88%) PaaS
6 10 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.60%) SaaS
8 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.43%) GitHub
9 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.17%) Akamai
11 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.17%) Datadog
12 1 (0.086%) Route 53
12 1 (0.086%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.086%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 252 (21.56%) DNS
2 212 (18.14%) DHCP
3 202 (17.28%) Firewall
4 177 (15.14%) SAN
5 134 (11.46%) TCP/IP
6 113 (9.67%) WAN
7 112 (9.58%) LAN
8 74 (6.33%) VPN
9 56 (4.79%) Internet
10 52 (4.45%) Wireless
11 50 (4.28%) Skype
12 43 (3.68%) VoIP
13 37 (3.17%) VLAN
14 26 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (1.88%) NAS
16 19 (1.63%) iSCSI
17 18 (1.54%) WebEx
18 17 (1.45%) SMTP
19 13 (1.11%) SSL
20 12 (1.03%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (26.18%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 51 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (2.31%) MySQL
6 23 (1.97%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.43%) Redis
10 5 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.17%) Big Data
12 2 (0.17%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 61 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (5.05%) Octopus Deploy
3 55 (4.70%) TeamCity
4 54 (4.62%) Jenkins
5 32 (2.74%) JIRA
6 24 (2.05%) Git (software)
7 21 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (1.54%) Hudson
9 16 (1.37%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.03%) MSBuild
11 8 (0.68%) MSI
12 7 (0.60%) Selenium
13 6 (0.51%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.43%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.43%) Subversion
15 4 (0.34%) InstallShield
16 3 (0.26%) AdminStudio
16 3 (0.26%) NuGet
16 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 235 (20.10%) Finance
2 84 (7.19%) Banking
3 51 (4.36%) Games
4 28 (2.40%) Legal
5 26 (2.22%) Law
6 25 (2.14%) Marketing
7 21 (1.80%) Retail
8 20 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.37%) Back Office
9 16 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.94%) Electronics
11 10 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.60%) Front Office
13 3 (0.26%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) Local Government
15 1 (0.086%) Automotive
15 1 (0.086%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.086%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.086%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.76%) .NET
2 28 (2.40%) Web Services
3 27 (2.31%) XML
4 21 (1.80%) HTML
5 16 (1.37%) Software Packaging
6 13 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.11%) jQuery
7 12 (1.03%) MFC
7 12 (1.03%) WCF
7 12 (1.03%) WPF
8 11 (0.94%) .NET Framework
8 11 (0.94%) SAML
9 10 (0.86%) Middleware
10 8 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.60%) MSMQ
12 6 (0.51%) J2EE
12 6 (0.51%) JSON
12 6 (0.51%) LAMP
12 6 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 83 (7.10%) Hedge funds
3 62 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 51 (4.36%) Blackberry
5 46 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.74%) Fintech
8 25 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 25 (2.14%) Replication
9 21 (1.80%) Clustering
10 18 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.03%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.94%) CMDB
13 11 (0.94%) iPad
14 10 (0.86%) PKI
15 7 (0.60%) Blog
15 7 (0.60%) Mobile App
16 6 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1169 (100.00%) Windows
2 700 (59.88%) Windows Server
3 346 (29.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 326 (27.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 282 (24.12%) Linux
6 184 (15.74%) Windows 10
7 176 (15.06%) Windows 7
8 79 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 64 (5.47%) Unix
9 64 (5.47%) Windows 8
10 55 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (2.99%) Windows XP
12 31 (2.65%) Android
12 31 (2.65%) CentOS
13 24 (2.05%) Mac OS X
14 21 (1.80%) Mac OS
15 20 (1.71%) Ubuntu
15 20 (1.71%) Windows Vista
16 14 (1.20%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (18.82%) ITIL
2 132 (11.29%) DevOps
3 76 (6.50%) Configuration Management
4 73 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (5.73%) High Availability
5 67 (5.73%) Software Engineering
6 59 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 58 (4.96%) Migration
8 56 (4.79%) Time Management
9 42 (3.59%) Mentoring
10 39 (3.34%) Project Management
10 39 (3.34%) Task Automation
11 36 (3.08%) Service Management
12 35 (2.99%) Scrum
13 32 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
15 30 (2.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 29 (2.48%) Load Balancing
17 27 (2.31%) Patch Management
18 26 (2.22%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 328 (28.06%) PowerShell
2 241 (20.62%) SQL
3 104 (8.90%) C#
4 67 (5.73%) Python
5 55 (4.70%) Perl
6 50 (4.28%) Bash Shell
7 43 (3.68%) Ruby
8 41 (3.51%) C++
9 35 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 33 (2.82%) Java
11 25 (2.14%) C
12 19 (1.63%) VB.NET
13 18 (1.54%) JavaScript
14 14 (1.20%) Bourne shell
15 13 (1.11%) VBScript
16 10 (0.86%) Korn
16 10 (0.86%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.86%) PHP
17 8 (0.68%) VBA
18 6 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 213 (18.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 155 (13.26%) Degree
3 137 (11.72%) MCSE
4 78 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (6.50%) MCSA
6 61 (5.22%) CCNA
7 47 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 45 (3.85%) MCP
9 26 (2.22%) MCITP
10 25 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (1.88%) CCNP
12 21 (1.80%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.94%) Security Cleared
14 10 (0.86%) GNVQ
14 10 (0.86%) HND
14 10 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.77%) MCTS
16 8 (0.68%) SC Cleared
17 6 (0.51%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.99%) SLA
2 29 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.54%) QA
3 18 (1.54%) SEPA
4 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.51%) COBIT
6 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.17%) GCP
8 1 (0.086%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 695 (59.45%) Active Directory
2 294 (25.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (19.25%) Hyper-V
4 95 (8.13%) VMware ESXi
4 95 (8.13%) vSphere
5 72 (6.16%) XenApp
6 56 (4.79%) XenDesktop
7 25 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (1.45%) Docker
10 16 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
11 12 (1.03%) vCloud
12 10 (0.86%) Firmware
12 10 (0.86%) VMware Server
13 9 (0.77%) XenServer
14 8 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.51%) NFS
17 5 (0.43%) KVM
17 5 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 162 (13.86%) SCCM
2 94 (8.04%) SCOM
3 84 (7.19%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (6.84%) Puppet
5 52 (4.45%) Ansible
6 46 (3.93%) Backup Exec
7 45 (3.85%) Nagios
8 29 (2.48%) WSUS
9 28 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 26 (2.22%) AirWatch
11 22 (1.88%) vCenter Server
12 18 (1.54%) Opsview
13 17 (1.45%) DameWare
13 17 (1.45%) Perfmon
14 15 (1.28%) EdgeSight
15 10 (0.86%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.86%) ServiceCenter
16 9 (0.77%) Icinga
16 9 (0.77%) Tivoli
17 8 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 598 (51.15%) Microsoft
2 518 (44.31%) VMware
3 251 (21.47%) Cisco
4 159 (13.60%) Citrix
5 125 (10.69%) HP
6 86 (7.36%) Dell
7 84 (7.19%) NetApp
8 69 (5.90%) Red Hat
9 50 (4.28%) Veeam
10 41 (3.51%) Symantec
11 38 (3.25%) Reuters
12 29 (2.48%) Meraki
13 28 (2.40%) Avaya
13 28 (2.40%) Bloomberg
13 28 (2.40%) SonicWALL
14 27 (2.31%) Splunk
15 24 (2.05%) EMC
16 23 (1.97%) Draytek
17 20 (1.71%) Apple
18 19 (1.63%) F5