Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 550 544 526
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18 -112
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 343 702 938
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.49% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 310 645 869
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,125 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% -8.82% +13.33%

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +18 333 £42,500 -5.56% 29
UK excluding London +94 213 £40,000 +3.23% 18
London -54 128 £57,500 +4.55% 13
South East +92 94 £37,500 -5.06% 4
North of England +91 42 £45,000 +28.57% 5
East of England +87 30 £34,000 -9.33% 3
Midlands +80 25 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +81 20 £45,000 +50.00% 2
North West +70 18 £50,000 +33.33%
South West +50 14 £40,500 +15.71% 2
East Midlands +53 13 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Work from Home +44 13 £50,500 +3.06% 3
West Midlands +65 12 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +57 7 £42,500 -37.04% 2
North East +17 4 £38,250 -13.07% 3
Wales - 1 £37,500 -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 343 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (55.39%) Active Directory
3 171 (49.85%) Windows Server
4 142 (41.40%) VMware
5 131 (38.19%) Microsoft
6 115 (33.53%) Office 365
7 106 (30.90%) Azure
8 96 (27.99%) PowerShell
9 92 (26.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 84 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (20.41%) Linux
12 66 (19.24%) SCCM
13 64 (18.66%) DNS
14 62 (18.08%) Windows 10
15 58 (16.91%) Python
16 55 (16.03%) Cisco
17 53 (15.45%) Finance
17 53 (15.45%) ITIL
18 46 (13.41%) SQL
19 44 (12.83%) Degree
20 41 (11.95%) Firewall
21 39 (11.37%) MS Exchange
22 38 (11.08%) DHCP
22 38 (11.08%) Software Engineering
22 38 (11.08%) AWS
23 37 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
23 37 (10.79%) Citrix
24 36 (10.50%) Windows Server 2016
25 35 (10.20%) C#
25 35 (10.20%) VMware ESXi

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 39 (11.37%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (4.37%) Confluence
4 15 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.92%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.62%) IIS
7 3 (0.87%) Apache
7 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.58%) JBoss
9 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 115 (33.53%) Office 365
2 106 (30.90%) Azure
3 38 (11.08%) AWS
4 15 (4.37%) G Suite
5 8 (2.33%) GCP
6 7 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.46%) IaaS
8 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.87%) PaaS
8 3 (0.87%) SaaS
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.58%) Datadog
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.29%) Serverless
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (18.66%) DNS
2 41 (11.95%) Firewall
3 38 (11.08%) DHCP
4 29 (8.45%) SAN
5 20 (5.83%) TCP/IP
6 18 (5.25%) LAN
6 18 (5.25%) VPN
6 18 (5.25%) WAN
7 17 (4.96%) NAS
8 13 (3.79%) Internet
9 9 (2.62%) VoIP
10 8 (2.33%) Skype
11 7 (2.04%) VLAN
11 7 (2.04%) Wireless
12 6 (1.75%) Network Security
12 6 (1.75%) VSAN
13 5 (1.46%) WLAN
14 4 (1.17%) PBX
15 3 (0.87%) Broadband
15 3 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.00%) Big Data
3 4 (1.17%) MySQL
3 4 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.25%) JIRA
3 9 (2.62%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.75%) Subversion
5 3 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.87%) Selenium
5 3 (0.87%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.87%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.58%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.29%) LINQPad
7 1 (0.29%) Postman
7 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (15.45%) Finance
2 12 (3.50%) Banking
3 11 (3.21%) Retail
4 7 (2.04%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.75%) Law
6 5 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.17%) Back Office
7 4 (1.17%) Electronics
8 3 (0.87%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Military
9 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.04%) .NET
2 3 (0.87%) Angular 2
2 3 (0.87%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.58%) Web Services
3 2 (0.58%) XML
3 2 (0.58%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.29%) COM+
4 1 (0.29%) DCOM
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) J2EE
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) Node.js
4 1 (0.29%) REST
4 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.00%) Algorithms
2 17 (4.96%) PKI
3 14 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.21%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (2.04%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.75%) User Experience
7 5 (1.46%) Blog
7 5 (1.46%) Replication
7 5 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.17%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.17%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.87%) FMCG
9 3 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.58%) Clustering
10 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 343 (100.00%) Windows
2 171 (49.85%) Windows Server
3 70 (20.41%) Linux
4 62 (18.08%) Windows 10
5 36 (10.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 35 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.08%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.79%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (2.04%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.87%) Solaris
13 2 (0.58%) CentOS
13 2 (0.58%) Debian
13 2 (0.58%) Unix
13 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.29%) VMS
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (26.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (15.45%) ITIL
3 38 (11.08%) Software Engineering
4 37 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (9.33%) Computer Science
6 26 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (7.58%) Unit Testing
7 24 (7.00%) Computer Vision
7 24 (7.00%) Image Processing
7 24 (7.00%) Mathematics
7 24 (7.00%) Scrum
8 20 (5.83%) Information Security
9 19 (5.54%) DevOps
9 19 (5.54%) High Availability
10 15 (4.37%) Kanban
11 14 (4.08%) People Management
12 13 (3.79%) Open Source
12 13 (3.79%) Project Delivery
13 12 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (3.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 96 (27.99%) PowerShell
2 58 (16.91%) Python
3 46 (13.41%) SQL
4 35 (10.20%) C#
5 32 (9.33%) Bash Shell
6 24 (7.00%) MATLAB
6 24 (7.00%) R
7 10 (2.92%) C++
7 10 (2.92%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.62%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.04%) Go
9 7 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.46%) C
10 5 (1.46%) Perl
10 5 (1.46%) Ruby
11 3 (0.87%) PHP
11 3 (0.87%) VB
11 3 (0.87%) VBScript
12 1 (0.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 44 (12.83%) Degree
2 27 (7.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.83%) MCSE
5 19 (5.54%) MCSA
6 13 (3.79%) MCP
7 12 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.50%) Security Cleared
8 11 (3.21%) SC Cleared
9 10 (2.92%) CCNA
10 6 (1.75%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.46%) SANS
11 5 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.17%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.87%) HND
13 3 (0.87%) ISEB
14 2 (0.58%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.58%) CCNP
14 2 (0.58%) MCITP
14 2 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.41%) SLA
2 8 (2.33%) QA
3 5 (1.46%) AICPA
3 5 (1.46%) COBIT
3 5 (1.46%) NIST
4 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 190 (55.39%) Active Directory
2 84 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (7.29%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.96%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (4.66%) vSphere
6 16 (4.66%) XenApp
7 10 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.62%) Docker
9 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.17%) Firmware
11 2 (0.58%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.29%) pfSense
12 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 66 (19.24%) SCCM
2 35 (10.20%) SCOM
3 21 (6.12%) Ansible
4 17 (4.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (3.50%) Puppet
6 11 (3.21%) WSUS
7 7 (2.04%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.46%) Terraform
8 5 (1.46%) vRealize
9 4 (1.17%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.17%) Nagios
9 4 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.17%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.87%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.87%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.87%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 2 (0.58%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 142 (41.40%) VMware
2 131 (38.19%) Microsoft
3 55 (16.03%) Cisco
4 37 (10.79%) Citrix
5 28 (8.16%) Google
6 15 (4.37%) Meraki
7 12 (3.50%) NetApp
8 10 (2.92%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.92%) Veeam
9 8 (2.33%) EMC
10 7 (2.04%) McAfee
11 6 (1.75%) Dell
12 5 (1.46%) Apple
12 5 (1.46%) Ivanti
12 5 (1.46%) Polycom
12 5 (1.46%) Remedy
12 5 (1.46%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.46%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.46%) Yealink
13 4 (1.17%) Dell Compellent