Windows Engineer
UK

The median Windows Engineer salary in the UK is £35,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 20 February 2024.

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

6 months to
20 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 620 809 945
Rank change year-on-year +189 +136 -337
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 207 215 186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 187 173 164
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £22,150
25th Percentile £32,500 £43,750 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £57,500 £42,250
Median % change year-on-year -39.13% +36.09% -7.14%
75th Percentile £65,000 £78,750 £61,063
90th Percentile £85,000 £91,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £46,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -26.49% +32.14% -12.50%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 73,958 103,999 130,968
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.39% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,845 65,598 82,588
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 20 February 2024.

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 20 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +168 191 £35,000 -41.67% 25
UK excluding London +131 133 £34,000 -26.49% 12
Work from Home +156 86 £42,500 -26.09% 16
London +161 70 £72,500 -6.45% 13
South East +107 63 £34,000 -2.86% 5
Midlands +60 32 £26,500 -51.82% 2
West Midlands +88 19 £35,000 -17.65%
North of England +68 13 £45,000 +38.46%
East Midlands +13 13 £26,500 -53.91% 2
Scotland - 12 £85,000 -
South West +30 7 £37,500 +41.51% 3
Yorkshire +91 6 £45,000 +23.29%
North West +32 6 £42,000 +52.73%
East of England +24 6 £34,500 -31.00% 2
North East - 1 £50,000 -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 20 February 2024, Windows Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (62.80%) Windows Server
3 101 (48.79%) Microsoft
4 89 (43.00%) Active Directory
5 77 (37.20%) Azure
6 68 (32.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 63 (30.43%) Linux
8 55 (26.57%) VMware
8 55 (26.57%) DHCP
8 55 (26.57%) PowerShell
9 51 (24.64%) DNS
9 51 (24.64%) Configuration Management
10 48 (23.19%) Microsoft 365
11 43 (20.77%) Security Cleared
11 43 (20.77%) SC Cleared
12 42 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (18.84%) AWS
13 39 (18.84%) Agile
14 35 (16.91%) DV Cleared
14 35 (16.91%) CMDB
14 35 (16.91%) Social Skills
15 32 (15.46%) Finance
16 31 (14.98%) SCOM
17 30 (14.49%) Firewall
17 30 (14.49%) Microsoft Exchange
18 28 (13.53%) DevOps
19 27 (13.04%) Dell
20 26 (12.56%) IIS
21 25 (12.08%) SQL
22 24 (11.59%) SNMP

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (14.49%) Microsoft Exchange
2 26 (12.56%) IIS
3 17 (8.21%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.48%) Confluence
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 77 (37.20%) Azure
2 48 (23.19%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (18.84%) AWS
4 15 (7.25%) Entra ID
5 12 (5.80%) GitHub
6 8 (3.86%) SaaS
7 7 (3.38%) Rubrik
8 6 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.93%) IaaS
10 3 (1.45%) GCP
10 3 (1.45%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.97%) Azure DevOps
11 2 (0.97%) PaaS
12 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.48%) Nutanix
12 1 (0.48%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 55 (26.57%) DHCP
2 51 (24.64%) DNS
3 30 (14.49%) Firewall
4 24 (11.59%) SNMP
5 10 (4.83%) SAN
6 5 (2.42%) WAN
7 4 (1.93%) Network Security
8 3 (1.45%) SD-WAN
8 3 (1.45%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.45%) VoIP
9 2 (0.97%) DMZ
9 2 (0.97%) LAN
9 2 (0.97%) SSL
9 2 (0.97%) VLAN
9 2 (0.97%) VPN
9 2 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.48%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.48%) PBX
10 1 (0.48%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) MySQL
2 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.80%) Git
1 12 (5.80%) GitLab
2 4 (1.93%) JIRA
3 3 (1.45%) Snyk
4 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (16.91%) Social Skills
2 32 (15.46%) Finance
3 21 (10.14%) Banking
3 21 (10.14%) Law
4 14 (6.76%) Organisational Skills
5 13 (6.28%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.45%) Publishing
8 2 (0.97%) Games
8 2 (0.97%) Legal
8 2 (0.97%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.48%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.91%) CMDB
2 15 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.76%) Virtual Team
4 12 (5.80%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.35%) Cloud Native
5 9 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.93%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.93%) PKI
9 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.48%) Derivative
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.48%) Handset
10 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Security Posture
10 1 (0.48%) Sports Betting
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Reality
Operating Systems
1 207 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (62.80%) Windows Server
3 63 (30.43%) Linux
4 20 (9.66%) Windows 10
5 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.80%) Mac OS
8 9 (4.35%) Unix
9 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 51 (24.64%) Configuration Management
3 39 (18.84%) Agile
4 28 (13.53%) DevOps
5 24 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (11.59%) Waterfall
6 16 (7.73%) Performance Optimisation
7 14 (6.76%) CI/CD
8 13 (6.28%) Asset Management
8 13 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (5.31%) Computer Science
9 11 (5.31%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (5.31%) Project Delivery
10 10 (4.83%) Data Protection
10 10 (4.83%) Infrastructure as Code
10 10 (4.83%) Software Engineering
11 9 (4.35%) Computer Security
11 9 (4.35%) Multithreading
11 9 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
11 9 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.57%) PowerShell
2 25 (12.08%) SQL
3 14 (6.76%) Bash
4 13 (6.28%) Perl
4 13 (6.28%) Python
4 13 (6.28%) Ruby
5 12 (5.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 43 (20.77%) SC Cleared
1 43 (20.77%) Security Cleared
2 35 (16.91%) DV Cleared
3 17 (8.21%) Degree
4 7 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.90%) AWS Certification
5 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.93%) MCSA
6 4 (1.93%) MCSE
6 4 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.45%) Azure Certification
8 2 (0.97%) CCA
8 2 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CCNA
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 89 (43.00%) Active Directory
2 42 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.31%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.38%) DFS Replication
5 6 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.93%) Docker
6 4 (1.93%) vSphere
7 3 (1.45%) XenApp
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (14.98%) SCOM
2 24 (11.59%) Ansible
3 18 (8.70%) Puppet
4 15 (7.25%) SCCM
5 12 (5.80%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (3.38%) Terraform
7 6 (2.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 6 (2.90%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (1.93%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.45%) Nessus
9 3 (1.45%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (48.79%) Microsoft
2 55 (26.57%) VMware
3 27 (13.04%) Dell
4 24 (11.59%) Dynatrace
5 20 (9.66%) HP
6 15 (7.25%) Citrix
6 15 (7.25%) Red Hat
7 12 (5.80%) Sun
7 12 (5.80%) TOWER Software
8 10 (4.83%) Veeam
9 9 (4.35%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.42%) Cisco
11 3 (1.45%) Apple
11 3 (1.45%) Google
11 3 (1.45%) Qualys
12 2 (0.97%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.97%) EMC
12 2 (0.97%) Meraki
12 2 (0.97%) Nimble Storage
13 1 (0.48%) Avaya