Period
to 21 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 545 635 543
Rank change year-on-year +90 -92 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 236 456 737
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 239 395 701
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,000 £72,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.29% +8.97%

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 60,659 120,682 144,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.58% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,230 97,737 117,131
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021. 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 +80 223 £45,000 +12.50% 35
UK excluding London +76 138 £40,000 +11.11% 23
London +130 87 £60,000 +14.29% 12
South East +103 59 £40,000 +11.11% 3
North of England +56 35 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Midlands +96 24 £48,000 +47.69% 4
Yorkshire +31 21 £35,000 -6.67% 7
West Midlands +83 19 £60,500 +101.67% 1
Work from Home -73 18 £51,250 -6.82% 13
North West +69 13 £42,500 +21.43% 3
South West +56 12 £40,000 +40.35%
East Midlands +51 5 £48,000 +6.67% 3
East of England +93 4 £37,500 -31.82% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 £45,000 -
Wales +42 2 £27,500 -
North East +13 1 £44,000 +37.50%

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Windows
2 136 (57.63%) Active Directory
3 135 (57.20%) Windows Server
4 124 (52.54%) Microsoft
5 116 (49.15%) VMware
6 94 (39.83%) Azure
7 91 (38.56%) Office 365
8 74 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 71 (30.08%) PowerShell
10 67 (28.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 61 (25.85%) Firewall
12 59 (25.00%) DNS
13 50 (21.19%) SQL
14 49 (20.76%) AWS
15 47 (19.92%) WAN
16 43 (18.22%) ITIL
17 42 (17.80%) SQL Server
17 42 (17.80%) Linux
18 40 (16.95%) SCCM
19 38 (16.10%) Cisco
20 37 (15.68%) DHCP
21 36 (15.25%) Hyper-V
22 35 (14.83%) MS Exchange
22 35 (14.83%) Citrix
23 30 (12.71%) LAN
23 30 (12.71%) Finance
24 28 (11.86%) Python
25 27 (11.44%) Windows 10
26 26 (11.02%) DevOps
27 25 (10.59%) Ansible

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 35 (14.83%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.17%) IIS
3 18 (7.63%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.69%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.27%) Apache
7 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 94 (39.83%) Azure
2 91 (38.56%) Office 365
3 49 (20.76%) AWS
4 24 (10.17%) IaaS
5 14 (5.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.54%) PaaS
6 6 (2.54%) SaaS
7 4 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.27%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.85%) Cloudflare
9 2 (0.85%) GitHub
9 2 (0.85%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.42%) GCP
10 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 61 (25.85%) Firewall
2 59 (25.00%) DNS
3 47 (19.92%) WAN
4 37 (15.68%) DHCP
5 30 (12.71%) LAN
6 25 (10.59%) SAN
7 23 (9.75%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.36%) VoIP
9 14 (5.93%) VPN
10 10 (4.24%) NetScaler
11 8 (3.39%) Network Security
12 6 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.54%) VLAN
12 6 (2.54%) Wireless
13 5 (2.12%) Internet
14 4 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.69%) NAS
14 4 (1.69%) Skype
15 3 (1.27%) iSCSI
16 2 (0.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.69%) MySQL
3 3 (1.27%) GIS
3 3 (1.27%) QGIS
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.81%) Jenkins
1 9 (3.81%) JIRA
2 8 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.97%) Selenium
4 6 (2.54%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.69%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.42%) Ant
6 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.42%) JUnit
6 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.42%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (12.71%) Finance
2 15 (6.36%) Banking
3 12 (5.08%) Publishing
4 10 (4.24%) Military
5 8 (3.39%) Retail
6 4 (1.69%) Games
6 4 (1.69%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Local Government
8 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.08%) Web Services
2 8 (3.39%) LDAP
3 5 (2.12%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.27%) PostGIS
5 2 (0.85%) .NET
6 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.42%) Kafka
6 1 (0.42%) LAMP
6 1 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.42%) Node.js
6 1 (0.42%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.36%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.66%) Clustering
3 11 (4.66%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.39%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.12%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.12%) PKI
6 5 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.69%) Replication
7 4 (1.69%) User Experience
8 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) iPhone
9 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.85%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Windows
2 135 (57.20%) Windows Server
3 42 (17.80%) Linux
4 27 (11.44%) Windows 10
5 24 (10.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (8.05%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.93%) Unix
9 6 (2.54%) Mac OS
9 6 (2.54%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.12%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.85%) Android
13 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (18.22%) ITIL
3 26 (11.02%) DevOps
4 21 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (8.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 18 (7.63%) Migration
7 16 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (6.36%) Computer Science
9 14 (5.93%) Infrastructure Automation
10 13 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.51%) Change Management
10 13 (5.51%) High Availability
10 13 (5.51%) Information Security
10 13 (5.51%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 12 (5.08%) Analytics
11 12 (5.08%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (5.08%) Secure Coding
11 12 (5.08%) Software Engineering
12 11 (4.66%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 71 (30.08%) PowerShell
2 50 (21.19%) SQL
3 28 (11.86%) Python
4 21 (8.90%) Java
5 12 (5.08%) C#
5 12 (5.08%) Perl
6 11 (4.66%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.81%) C++
8 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.27%) VBScript
10 2 (0.85%) VB
11 1 (0.42%) PHP
11 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.05%) Degree
3 13 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.97%) CCNA
6 7 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.12%) MCSA
7 5 (2.12%) MCSE
8 3 (1.27%) CCNP
8 3 (1.27%) ISEB
8 3 (1.27%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.27%) MCITP
9 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.85%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.85%) MCP
9 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.20%) SLA
2 8 (3.39%) QA
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 136 (57.63%) Active Directory
2 74 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (15.25%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.75%) vSphere
5 16 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (6.78%) XenApp
6 11 (4.66%) Docker
6 11 (4.66%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.97%) DFS Replication
7 7 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.54%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.27%) Firmware
10 3 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.85%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.42%) KVM
12 1 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 40 (16.95%) SCCM
2 25 (10.59%) Ansible
3 19 (8.05%) Terraform
4 18 (7.63%) Puppet
5 16 (6.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (5.08%) SCOM
7 11 (4.66%) Kubernetes
8 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (4.24%) WSUS
9 6 (2.54%) Backup Exec
9 6 (2.54%) SCSM
10 5 (2.12%) CSIRT
10 5 (2.12%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.69%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.69%) vRealize
12 3 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (1.27%) Nagios
12 3 (1.27%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 124 (52.54%) Microsoft
2 116 (49.15%) VMware
3 38 (16.10%) Cisco
4 35 (14.83%) Citrix
5 21 (8.90%) HP
6 16 (6.78%) Veeam
7 15 (6.36%) NetApp
8 8 (3.39%) Sophos
8 8 (3.39%) TOWER Software
9 7 (2.97%) EMC
10 6 (2.54%) Apple
11 5 (2.12%) Asigra
11 5 (2.12%) Oracle
11 5 (2.12%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.12%) Sun
12 4 (1.69%) Avaya
12 4 (1.69%) Meraki
12 4 (1.69%) Palo Alto
13 3 (1.27%) Dell
13 3 (1.27%) IBM