Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 545 480 388
Rank change year-on-year -65 -92 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 780 1,057 1,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.59% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.61% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 715 934 1,328
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% +11.88% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,100 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -1.37%

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 152,454 172,106 177,593
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.06% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,023 138,690 148,265
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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 -69 742 £45,000 - 97
London -14 402 £52,000 -5.45% 48
UK excluding London -68 366 £42,500 +13.33% 50
South East -50 130 £40,000 - 11
North of England -42 74 £52,500 +50.60% 15
East of England +23 69 £37,500 -6.25% 8
South West +18 42 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Yorkshire +3 42 £52,500 +41.89% 10
North West -19 26 £49,482 +76.72% 4
Midlands +10 25 £42,500 +41.67% 4
West Midlands +26 13 £42,500 +41.67% 4
Wales +18 12 £36,750 -8.13% 1
East Midlands +18 12 £38,750 -3.13%
Scotland +4 11 £46,250 +2.78%
North East +7 6 £55,000 +61.76% 1
Northern Ireland -8 3 - -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 780 (100.00%) Windows
2 407 (52.18%) Windows Server
3 391 (50.13%) Active Directory
4 368 (47.18%) Microsoft
5 293 (37.56%) VMware
6 292 (37.44%) PowerShell
7 258 (33.08%) Office 365
8 234 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 217 (27.82%) Linux
10 216 (27.69%) Finance
11 204 (26.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 193 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 183 (23.46%) Firewall
13 183 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 172 (22.05%) Windows 10
15 160 (20.51%) SCCM
16 153 (19.62%) DNS
17 150 (19.23%) SQL
18 144 (18.46%) DevOps
19 142 (18.21%) Amazon AWS
20 139 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
21 136 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
22 131 (16.79%) Citrix
23 129 (16.54%) ITIL
24 125 (16.03%) MS Exchange
25 121 (15.51%) Hyper-V
26 119 (15.26%) SQL Server
27 106 (13.59%) Cisco
28 101 (12.95%) DHCP
29 98 (12.56%) Windows 7

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
1 125 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 59 (7.56%) Skype for Business
3 56 (7.18%) IIS
4 48 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (5.26%) Apache
6 39 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 30 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (2.82%) Tomcat
9 18 (2.31%) nginx
10 9 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.03%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.51%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.38%) NServiceBus
17 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
17 2 (0.26%) CloudStack
17 2 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 88 (11.28%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.13%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 258 (33.08%) Office 365
2 204 (26.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (18.21%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (4.36%) SaaS
5 24 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (2.95%) IaaS
7 17 (2.18%) PaaS
8 16 (2.05%) Mimecast
9 13 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 6 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.77%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.64%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.38%) Serverless
15 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 183 (23.46%) Firewall
2 153 (19.62%) DNS
3 101 (12.95%) DHCP
4 86 (11.03%) SAN
5 70 (8.97%) TCP/IP
6 59 (7.56%) LAN
7 47 (6.03%) VPN
8 45 (5.77%) WAN
9 39 (5.00%) Internet
10 35 (4.49%) Skype
11 28 (3.59%) Wireless
12 18 (2.31%) FCoE
13 17 (2.18%) Intranet
14 16 (2.05%) Network Security
14 16 (2.05%) SNMP
14 16 (2.05%) VLAN
15 14 (1.79%) NAS
16 13 (1.67%) NetScaler
17 12 (1.54%) iSCSI
17 12 (1.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.00%) MySQL
3 26 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 25 (3.21%) Big Data
5 21 (2.69%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.26%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.13%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 58 (7.44%) Jenkins
2 37 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 34 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 31 (3.97%) TeamCity
5 27 (3.46%) JIRA
6 23 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (2.82%) Vagrant
8 21 (2.69%) MSBuild
9 20 (2.56%) Hudson
9 20 (2.56%) Maven
9 20 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (1.92%) Redmine
10 15 (1.92%) WinDbg
11 9 (1.15%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.51%) Selenium
12 4 (0.51%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.38%) GitLab
13 3 (0.38%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 216 (27.69%) Finance
2 56 (7.18%) Banking
3 30 (3.85%) Marketing
4 19 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.31%) Games
6 14 (1.79%) Retail
7 12 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.28%) Electronics
9 9 (1.15%) Back Office
9 9 (1.15%) Law
9 9 (1.15%) Legal
10 8 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.03%) Front Office
11 7 (0.90%) Publishing
12 4 (0.51%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.15%) .NET
2 41 (5.26%) Web Services
3 25 (3.21%) LAMP
4 14 (1.79%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (1.54%) WPF
6 11 (1.41%) AngularJS
7 10 (1.28%) Node.js
7 10 (1.28%) React
8 6 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.77%) HTML
8 6 (0.77%) MFC
9 5 (0.64%) J2EE
9 5 (0.64%) LDAP
9 5 (0.64%) Qt
9 5 (0.64%) XML
10 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.51%) OpenGL
10 4 (0.51%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.51%) Universal Windows Platform
10 4 (0.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.38%) Hedge funds
3 37 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.74%) User Experience
4 32 (4.10%) PKI
5 30 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 27 (3.46%) Fintech
7 22 (2.82%) Public Cloud
8 20 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (2.18%) Clustering
10 14 (1.79%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.79%) Marketing Technology
11 13 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.54%) iPhone
13 11 (1.41%) Replication
14 10 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
15 9 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
16 8 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
16 8 (1.03%) Private Cloud
17 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 780 (100.00%) Windows
2 407 (52.18%) Windows Server
3 217 (27.82%) Linux
4 193 (24.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 183 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 172 (22.05%) Windows 10
7 98 (12.56%) Windows 7
8 54 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (3.97%) CentOS
11 26 (3.33%) Mac OS X
12 22 (2.82%) Android
13 21 (2.69%) Ubuntu
14 19 (2.44%) Apple iOS
14 19 (2.44%) Unix
15 17 (2.18%) Windows 8
16 15 (1.92%) SUSE
17 14 (1.79%) Fedora
18 8 (1.03%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 144 (18.46%) DevOps
3 136 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (16.54%) ITIL
5 87 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
6 57 (7.31%) Migration
7 54 (6.92%) Scrum
8 52 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 46 (5.90%) Software Engineering
10 43 (5.51%) Systems Engineering
11 42 (5.38%) Configuration Management
12 40 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
13 38 (4.87%) Cybersecurity
13 38 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 36 (4.62%) Coaching
15 35 (4.49%) High Availability
16 34 (4.36%) Change Management
16 34 (4.36%) Computer Science
17 31 (3.97%) Asset Management
17 31 (3.97%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 292 (37.44%) PowerShell
2 150 (19.23%) SQL
3 77 (9.87%) Bash Shell
4 66 (8.46%) Python
5 48 (6.15%) VBScript
6 43 (5.51%) C#
6 43 (5.51%) Korn
7 41 (5.26%) Perl
8 39 (5.00%) C++
9 38 (4.87%) Ruby
10 35 (4.49%) C
10 35 (4.49%) Java
11 28 (3.59%) Bourne shell
12 24 (3.08%) VB
13 14 (1.79%) PHP
14 11 (1.41%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.41%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.64%) Go
16 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
17 2 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 89 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (9.10%) MCSE
3 57 (7.31%) Degree
4 51 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (6.15%) CCNA
6 35 (4.49%) Security Cleared
7 34 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (3.46%) MCSA
9 25 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (2.82%) CCA
11 20 (2.56%) CISSP
12 18 (2.31%) DV Cleared
12 18 (2.31%) MCP
12 18 (2.31%) Network+ Certification
12 18 (2.31%) SC Cleared
13 15 (1.92%) CompTIA Security+
13 15 (1.92%) GIAC
13 15 (1.92%) Linux+ Certification
13 15 (1.92%) SANS
13 15 (1.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.08%) SLA
2 13 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.03%) GDPR
3 8 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.64%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.51%) QA
7 3 (0.38%) COBIT
7 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 391 (50.13%) Active Directory
2 139 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (15.51%) Hyper-V
4 70 (8.97%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (5.64%) Docker
6 34 (4.36%) vSphere
7 24 (3.08%) XenApp
8 18 (2.31%) NFS
9 15 (1.92%) Samba
9 15 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (1.92%) VMware NSX
10 13 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (1.54%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.28%) BitLocker
13 9 (1.15%) XenServer
14 7 (0.90%) Firmware
14 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.77%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 160 (20.51%) SCCM
2 86 (11.03%) Puppet
3 84 (10.77%) Ansible
4 62 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (7.56%) SCOM
6 50 (6.41%) Kubernetes
7 32 (4.10%) Terraform
8 27 (3.46%) Backup Exec
9 24 (3.08%) vRealize
10 22 (2.82%) vCenter Server
10 22 (2.82%) WMI
11 21 (2.69%) Nagios
12 19 (2.44%) SCOrch
13 16 (2.05%) WSUS
14 13 (1.67%) Perfmon
15 12 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (1.41%) NetBackup
17 9 (1.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 8 (1.03%) SCVMM
19 7 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 368 (47.18%) Microsoft
2 293 (37.56%) VMware
3 131 (16.79%) Citrix
4 106 (13.59%) Cisco
5 56 (7.18%) Red Hat
6 54 (6.92%) NetApp
7 48 (6.15%) Apple
8 46 (5.90%) HP
9 44 (5.64%) Dell
10 35 (4.49%) SolarWinds
11 30 (3.85%) Atlassian
12 29 (3.72%) EMC
13 27 (3.46%) Oracle
14 23 (2.95%) Google
15 20 (2.56%) Dynatrace
16 16 (2.05%) Splunk
16 16 (2.05%) Veeam
17 15 (1.92%) CheckPoint
17 15 (1.92%) Sophos
17 15 (1.92%) Veritas