Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 452 393
Rank change year-on-year -87 -59 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 819 1,136 1,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.64% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.67% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 744 999 1,426
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%

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 160,631 169,827 188,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,444 136,110 158,415
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -82 781 £45,000 +5.88% 98
London -48 414 £50,000 -0.50% 46
UK excluding London -51 389 £40,000 +6.67% 57
South East -37 128 £39,000 -2.50% 14
North of England -67 90 £50,500 +55.38% 12
East of England +10 69 £39,000 -2.50% 11
South West +5 55 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Yorkshire -41 50 £52,500 +61.54% 7
North West -4 36 £50,000 +66.67% 4
Midlands +8 28 £35,000 -17.65% 6
West Midlands +30 14 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East Midlands -1 14 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Wales +15 10 £37,250 -6.88% 3
Scotland -23 8 £45,000 - 1
North East -24 4 £55,000 +41.94% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 - 1

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 819 (100.00%) Windows
2 423 (51.65%) Windows Server
3 410 (50.06%) Microsoft
3 410 (50.06%) Active Directory
4 359 (43.83%) VMware
5 295 (36.02%) PowerShell
6 245 (29.91%) Finance
7 241 (29.43%) Office 365
8 230 (28.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 227 (27.72%) Microsoft Azure
10 218 (26.62%) Linux
11 188 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 188 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 188 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 174 (21.25%) Firewall
13 172 (21.00%) SCCM
14 164 (20.02%) DNS
15 157 (19.17%) SQL
16 155 (18.93%) SQL Server
16 155 (18.93%) Citrix
17 153 (18.68%) Hyper-V
18 152 (18.56%) DevOps
19 150 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
20 142 (17.34%) Windows 10
21 136 (16.61%) MS Exchange
22 117 (14.29%) Puppet
23 115 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
24 111 (13.55%) SAN
25 107 (13.06%) TCP/IP
25 107 (13.06%) DHCP

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
1 136 (16.61%) MS Exchange
2 69 (8.42%) Skype for Business
3 67 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (5.37%) IIS
5 41 (5.01%) SharePoint
6 38 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.83%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (1.34%) Apache
12 10 (1.22%) CloudStack
13 9 (1.10%) Confluence
13 9 (1.10%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.61%) nginx
17 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.37%) JBoss
18 3 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 92 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.12%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 241 (29.43%) Office 365
2 227 (27.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (4.76%) SaaS
5 30 (3.66%) PaaS
6 28 (3.42%) IaaS
7 15 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.71%) GitHub
9 11 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 7 (0.85%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.61%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.37%) Serverless
14 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 174 (21.25%) Firewall
2 164 (20.02%) DNS
3 111 (13.55%) SAN
4 107 (13.06%) DHCP
4 107 (13.06%) TCP/IP
5 72 (8.79%) LAN
6 68 (8.30%) WAN
7 57 (6.96%) VPN
8 51 (6.23%) Skype
9 26 (3.17%) NAS
10 25 (3.05%) Internet
10 25 (3.05%) Wireless
11 21 (2.56%) VLAN
11 21 (2.56%) VoIP
12 16 (1.95%) SNMP
13 15 (1.83%) FCoE
14 14 (1.71%) Unified Communications
15 12 (1.47%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.47%) Network Security
16 11 (1.34%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (18.93%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.03%) Big Data
3 27 (3.30%) MySQL
4 16 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 15 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.73%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.61%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.24%) DB2
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.12%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (6.47%) Jenkins
2 39 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 38 (4.64%) JIRA
4 29 (3.54%) TeamCity
5 24 (2.93%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (1.83%) Redmine
8 14 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (1.71%) MSBuild
8 14 (1.71%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.59%) Hudson
10 10 (1.22%) WinDbg
11 9 (1.10%) GitLab
12 8 (0.98%) Subversion
13 6 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.73%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.61%) Selenium
14 5 (0.61%) SoapUI
15 3 (0.37%) Bugzilla
15 3 (0.37%) Maven
General
1 245 (29.91%) Finance
2 63 (7.69%) Banking
3 34 (4.15%) Investment Banking
4 24 (2.93%) Back Office
4 24 (2.93%) Retail
5 21 (2.56%) Games
5 21 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.71%) Front Office
8 11 (1.34%) Legal
8 11 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.22%) Law
10 9 (1.10%) Marketing
11 7 (0.85%) Electronics
12 5 (0.61%) Billing
13 4 (0.49%) Automotive
13 4 (0.49%) Publishing
13 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.37%) Local Government
14 3 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.86%) .NET
2 38 (4.64%) Web Services
3 13 (1.59%) React
4 8 (0.98%) LDAP
4 8 (0.98%) XML
5 7 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.85%) Django
5 7 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (0.85%) MFC
5 7 (0.85%) WPF
6 6 (0.73%) HTML
6 6 (0.73%) J2EE
7 5 (0.61%) Qt
7 5 (0.61%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.49%) OpenGL
8 4 (0.49%) Universal Windows Platform
8 4 (0.49%) WinForms
9 3 (0.37%) LAMP
9 3 (0.37%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.35%) Hedge funds
3 44 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 28 (3.42%) Fintech
5 28 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.93%) Driving Licence
7 23 (2.81%) PKI
8 20 (2.44%) Clustering
8 20 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
9 19 (2.32%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.32%) User Experience
10 17 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
11 15 (1.83%) Blackberry
12 14 (1.71%) iPhone
13 13 (1.59%) Robotics
14 12 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (1.10%) Replication
16 8 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 819 (100.00%) Windows
2 423 (51.65%) Windows Server
3 218 (26.62%) Linux
4 188 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 188 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 142 (17.34%) Windows 10
6 107 (13.06%) Windows 7
7 40 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (3.79%) Android
9 28 (3.42%) CentOS
10 27 (3.30%) Ubuntu
11 25 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (2.93%) Windows 8
13 23 (2.81%) Mac OS X
14 22 (2.69%) SUSE
15 21 (2.56%) Unix
16 17 (2.08%) Fedora
17 13 (1.59%) Apple iOS
18 9 (1.10%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.85%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (28.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 152 (18.56%) DevOps
3 115 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (12.33%) ITIL
5 97 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
6 62 (7.57%) Mentoring
7 57 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 45 (5.49%) Migration
10 43 (5.25%) Configuration Management
11 42 (5.13%) Scrum
12 40 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
13 38 (4.64%) Deployment Automation
14 37 (4.52%) High Availability
15 36 (4.40%) Software Engineering
16 33 (4.03%) Change Management
17 26 (3.17%) Coaching
18 25 (3.05%) Information Security
18 25 (3.05%) Risk Management
18 25 (3.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 295 (36.02%) PowerShell
2 157 (19.17%) SQL
3 88 (10.74%) Python
4 53 (6.47%) Ruby
5 50 (6.11%) Bash Shell
6 45 (5.49%) Perl
7 43 (5.25%) C#
8 32 (3.91%) Korn
9 28 (3.42%) VBScript
10 23 (2.81%) C++
11 22 (2.69%) C
12 20 (2.44%) Java
13 17 (2.08%) Bourne shell
14 14 (1.71%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.85%) R
16 6 (0.73%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.73%) VB
17 4 (0.49%) JavaScript
18 2 (0.24%) Go
18 2 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 79 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (8.42%) Degree
3 61 (7.45%) MCSE
4 46 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (4.88%) CCNA
6 29 (3.54%) Security Cleared
7 27 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (2.08%) CCNP
9 17 (2.08%) DV Cleared
9 17 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
10 16 (1.95%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (1.95%) MCITP
10 16 (1.95%) MCP
10 16 (1.95%) MCSA
11 15 (1.83%) CISSP
11 15 (1.83%) GIAC
11 15 (1.83%) Linux+ Certification
11 15 (1.83%) SANS
11 15 (1.83%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.17%) SLA
2 16 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 8 (0.98%) GDPR
5 7 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.73%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.73%) QA
7 3 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 410 (50.06%) Active Directory
2 188 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (18.68%) Hyper-V
4 65 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (5.25%) XenApp
6 42 (5.13%) Docker
7 37 (4.52%) vSphere
8 34 (4.15%) XenDesktop
9 24 (2.93%) XenServer
10 16 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.83%) NFS
11 15 (1.83%) Samba
11 15 (1.83%) Terminal Services
11 15 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.83%) VMware NSX
12 14 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (1.47%) Xen
14 8 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 172 (21.00%) SCCM
2 117 (14.29%) Puppet
3 86 (10.50%) Ansible
4 69 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (6.23%) SCOM
6 38 (4.64%) Terraform
7 29 (3.54%) Nagios
8 27 (3.30%) vCenter Server
9 25 (3.05%) WSUS
10 16 (1.95%) Backup Exec
10 16 (1.95%) Kubernetes
10 16 (1.95%) vRealize
11 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (1.47%) AirWatch
12 12 (1.47%) Icinga
12 12 (1.47%) WMI
13 10 (1.22%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.22%) Perfmon
14 9 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 410 (50.06%) Microsoft
2 359 (43.83%) VMware
3 155 (18.93%) Citrix
4 100 (12.21%) Cisco
5 61 (7.45%) Red Hat
6 60 (7.33%) NetApp
7 43 (5.25%) SolarWinds
8 36 (4.40%) Veeam
9 35 (4.27%) Dell
10 32 (3.91%) Apple
11 30 (3.66%) HP
12 29 (3.54%) EMC
13 23 (2.81%) Oracle
14 22 (2.69%) Splunk
15 21 (2.56%) Atlassian
15 21 (2.56%) Bloomberg
16 19 (2.32%) Reuters
17 16 (1.95%) Google
18 13 (1.59%) Blue Prism
19 12 (1.47%) Nimble Storage