The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Windows Engineer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 411 349
Rank change year-on-year +41 -62  
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 660 736 955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.70% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.73% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 606 676 807
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year - +11.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Windows Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 637 £42,500 - 87
London +1 273 £45,000 +1.12% 38
South East +40 145 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Yorkshire +82 81 £37,500 - 11
West Yorkshire +71 70 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Berkshire +48 57 £45,000 - 5
Leeds +58 47 £38,000 +1.33% 6
East of England +37 46 £39,500 -4.24% 6
City of London +21 32 £58,750 +17.50% 7
Surrey +39 29 £47,500 +18.75% 1
South West +42 26 £42,500 +6.25% 5
North West -17 25 £40,000 - 7
Manchester -17 21 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Cambridgeshire +19 20 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Reading +46 19 £47,500 -1.04% 2
Kent +16 19 £30,000 -29.41%
Bradford +23 18 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Cambridge +9 18 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Hertfordshire +18 16 £25,500 -40.00% 1
East Midlands +7 16 £42,500 +46.55% 5
North East +19 13 £30,000 +13.20% 4
Hampshire +18 13 £55,000 +44.73% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +23 12 £30,000 +13.20% 2
Tyne and Wear +20 12 £30,000 +13.20% 2
Maidenhead +19 12 £45,000 +100.00%
West Sussex +14 12 £41,500 +3.75%
West Midlands +15 11 £42,000 +40.00% 1
Watford - 10 £24,000 -
Bracknell +13 9 £52,500 +21.38% 1
Dorset +33 8 £45,000 +20.00% 2

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Windows Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 1337 (100.00%) Windows
2 790 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 745 (55.72%) Active Directory
4 654 (48.92%) Microsoft
5 606 (45.33%) VMware
6 432 (32.31%) PowerShell
7 416 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 385 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 370 (27.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 357 (26.70%) Linux
11 323 (24.16%) SQL Server
12 307 (22.96%) MS Exchange
13 293 (21.91%) Hyper-V
14 291 (21.77%) MS Excel
15 284 (21.24%) Office 365
16 247 (18.47%) Finance
17 237 (17.73%) SQL
18 232 (17.35%) Firewall
19 228 (17.05%) DNS
20 220 (16.45%) Microsoft Azure
21 218 (16.31%) IIS
22 196 (14.66%) SCCM
22 196 (14.66%) ITIL
23 188 (14.06%) Cisco
24 182 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
25 170 (12.72%) DHCP
26 168 (12.57%) Citrix
27 166 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
28 159 (11.89%) MS Office
29 157 (11.74%) SAN

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
1 307 (22.96%) MS Exchange
2 218 (16.31%) IIS
3 114 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 112 (8.38%) SharePoint
5 89 (6.66%) Skype for Business
6 76 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 61 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 36 (2.69%) Apache
10 32 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.57%) Tomcat
11 21 (1.57%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.05%) Confluence
12 14 (1.05%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.52%) JBoss
15 7 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (0.37%) ColdFusion
16 5 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 291 (21.77%) MS Excel
2 159 (11.89%) MS Office
3 15 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) HipChat
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.075%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 284 (21.24%) Office 365
2 220 (16.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 166 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.42%) PaaS
6 17 (1.27%) IaaS
7 16 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.12%) SaaS
9 14 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.97%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.45%) GitHub
13 6 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.30%) G Suite
15 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
16 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 232 (17.35%) Firewall
2 228 (17.05%) DNS
3 170 (12.72%) DHCP
4 157 (11.74%) SAN
5 133 (9.95%) TCP/IP
6 113 (8.45%) LAN
7 95 (7.11%) WAN
8 79 (5.91%) Internet
9 76 (5.68%) VPN
10 66 (4.94%) Skype
11 63 (4.71%) VLAN
12 51 (3.81%) Wireless
13 42 (3.14%) VoIP
14 32 (2.39%) SMTP
15 30 (2.24%) SSL
16 28 (2.09%) NAS
17 25 (1.87%) iSCSI
18 23 (1.72%) NetScaler
19 22 (1.65%) Network Security
20 21 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (24.16%) SQL Server
2 73 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 54 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (1.57%) MySQL
6 20 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
7 17 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.67%) Big Data
8 9 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.45%) InfluxDB
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.30%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.22%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.15%) DB2
14 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (5.83%) TeamCity
2 77 (5.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 50 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 41 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (2.77%) MSBuild
6 36 (2.69%) JIRA
7 35 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 31 (2.32%) Git (software)
9 28 (2.09%) Hudson
10 16 (1.20%) Vagrant
11 14 (1.05%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.45%) Subversion
13 5 (0.37%) JMeter
14 4 (0.30%) MSI
15 3 (0.22%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.22%) InstallShield
15 3 (0.22%) NuGet
15 3 (0.22%) NUnit
16 2 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
16 2 (0.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 247 (18.47%) Finance
2 91 (6.81%) Banking
3 54 (4.04%) Games
4 38 (2.84%) Back Office
5 25 (1.87%) Retail
6 24 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.72%) Legal
8 22 (1.65%) Marketing
9 19 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.35%) Law
11 13 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.82%) French Language
12 11 (0.82%) Publishing
13 9 (0.67%) Electronics
14 7 (0.52%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.30%) German Language
15 4 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.22%) Local Government
17 2 (0.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (7.70%) .NET
2 76 (5.68%) Web Services
3 26 (1.94%) Software Packaging
4 20 (1.50%) MSMQ
4 20 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 18 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 18 (1.35%) Middleware
6 17 (1.27%) HTML
7 15 (1.12%) WCF
8 14 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 14 (1.05%) XML
9 13 (0.97%) CSS
10 12 (0.90%) JSON
11 11 (0.82%) MAPI
12 10 (0.75%) jQuery
12 10 (0.75%) WPF
13 8 (0.60%) SOAP
14 7 (0.52%) Entity Framework
14 7 (0.52%) NHibernate
14 7 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.83%) Clustering
2 77 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 72 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 48 (3.59%) Hedge funds
6 40 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.24%) Driving Licence
8 29 (2.17%) Private Cloud
9 23 (1.72%) Blackberry
10 22 (1.65%) PKI
11 19 (1.42%) Fintech
12 18 (1.35%) Replication
13 16 (1.20%) EPoS
13 16 (1.20%) iPad
14 15 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (0.97%) HP StoreVirtual
16 12 (0.90%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.75%) Public Cloud
18 9 (0.67%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 1337 (100.00%) Windows
2 790 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 416 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 370 (27.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 357 (26.70%) Linux
6 123 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (8.68%) Windows 7
8 87 (6.51%) Unix
9 78 (5.83%) Windows 10
10 51 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (3.52%) Windows 8
12 41 (3.07%) Mac OS X
13 35 (2.62%) Windows XP
14 33 (2.47%) CentOS
15 25 (1.87%) Mac OS
16 22 (1.65%) Ubuntu
17 20 (1.50%) Apple iOS
18 18 (1.35%) Solaris
19 15 (1.12%) Android
19 15 (1.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (14.66%) ITIL
2 155 (11.59%) DevOps
3 120 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (7.33%) Migration
5 79 (5.91%) Configuration Management
6 78 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 78 (5.83%) Software Engineering
7 56 (4.19%) Mentoring
8 55 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (3.66%) Security Patching
10 47 (3.52%) Scrum
11 44 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (3.29%) Project Management
12 43 (3.22%) Server Building
13 42 (3.14%) High Availability
13 42 (3.14%) Problem Management
14 36 (2.69%) Time Management
15 34 (2.54%) Change Management
15 34 (2.54%) E-Commerce
16 33 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 432 (32.31%) PowerShell
2 237 (17.73%) SQL
3 93 (6.96%) C#
4 91 (6.81%) Python
5 68 (5.09%) C++
6 55 (4.11%) C
7 52 (3.89%) Java
8 50 (3.74%) Bash Shell
9 49 (3.66%) Perl
10 42 (3.14%) Ruby
11 26 (1.94%) VB
12 22 (1.65%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.42%) Bourne shell
14 15 (1.12%) JavaScript
14 15 (1.12%) VBScript
15 14 (1.05%) Korn
16 11 (0.82%) VBA
17 7 (0.52%) PHP
18 5 (0.37%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 182 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (10.70%) MCSE
3 121 (9.05%) Degree
4 68 (5.09%) MCSA
5 65 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (3.59%) CCNA
7 41 (3.07%) CCNP
8 37 (2.77%) MCP
9 35 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (2.47%) Security Cleared
11 30 (2.24%) MCITP
12 19 (1.42%) CISSP
12 19 (1.42%) SC Cleared
13 13 (0.97%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.67%) HND
14 9 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.67%) PhD
15 8 (0.60%) CCSE
15 8 (0.60%) CEH
15 8 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.71%) SLA
2 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.37%) MiFID
4 4 (0.30%) QA
5 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.15%) EMIR
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.15%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.075%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.075%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 745 (55.72%) Active Directory
2 385 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (21.91%) Hyper-V
4 95 (7.11%) vSphere
5 77 (5.76%) VMware ESX
5 77 (5.76%) XenApp
6 64 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (3.22%) XenDesktop
8 26 (1.94%) Firmware
9 22 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
10 20 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (1.42%) Terminal Services
11 19 (1.42%) XenServer
12 12 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.60%) NFS
14 7 (0.52%) Docker
14 7 (0.52%) KVM
14 7 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.52%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 196 (14.66%) SCCM
2 113 (8.45%) SCOM
3 101 (7.55%) Puppet
4 88 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
5 63 (4.71%) Ansible
6 41 (3.07%) Nagios
7 36 (2.69%) Backup Exec
8 32 (2.39%) NetBackup
9 24 (1.80%) WSUS
10 22 (1.65%) SCSM
11 17 (1.27%) SCOrch
12 16 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (0.90%) SCVMM
14 12 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (0.82%) Packer
16 8 (0.60%) AirWatch
17 7 (0.52%) FortiGate
17 7 (0.52%) Grafana
17 7 (0.52%) Graphite
Vendors
1 654 (48.92%) Microsoft
2 606 (45.33%) VMware
3 188 (14.06%) Cisco
4 168 (12.57%) Citrix
5 132 (9.87%) HP
6 68 (5.09%) Red Hat
7 67 (5.01%) NetApp
8 45 (3.37%) Symantec
9 43 (3.22%) Dell
10 36 (2.69%) Apple
10 36 (2.69%) EMC
11 33 (2.47%) Google
12 30 (2.24%) 3PAR
13 27 (2.02%) Oracle
14 25 (1.87%) Veeam
15 23 (1.72%) Avaya
15 23 (1.72%) IBM
16 21 (1.57%) SolarWinds
17 19 (1.42%) CheckPoint
17 19 (1.42%) WatchGuard
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + 10% Pension + 15% Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Bonus and Full Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £29,950 per annum + car + fantastic hols & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £23k to £28k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £28,000 per annum Negotiable +Pension+Travel allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per week + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago