Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 412 422
Rank change year-on-year -99 +10 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 926 1,275 1,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.74% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.77% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 830 1,149 1,340
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 165,559 165,529 192,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,645 136,314 161,969
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 18 June 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 June 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 -86 898 £45,000 +5.88% 112
UK excluding London -101 461 £40,000 +6.67% 87
London -60 447 £50,000 +5.26% 35
South East -74 155 £40,000 -3.61% 32
North of England -102 109 £40,000 +14.29% 22
East of England -1 96 £45,000 +22.45% 6
North West +6 54 £37,750 +0.67% 6
Yorkshire -73 54 £40,000 +9.59% 15
Midlands +3 48 £40,000 -5.88% 10
South West -11 46 £40,000 -3.03% 7
East Midlands -5 28 £42,500 -3.41% 2
West Midlands +14 19 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Scotland -38 5 £40,000 +7.38% 7
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 -
North East -33 1 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 926 (100.00%) Windows
2 542 (58.53%) Windows Server
3 503 (54.32%) Active Directory
4 455 (49.14%) Microsoft
5 452 (48.81%) VMware
6 299 (32.29%) PowerShell
7 264 (28.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 258 (27.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 249 (26.89%) Linux
10 230 (24.84%) Finance
11 219 (23.65%) Office 365
12 217 (23.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 208 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 205 (22.14%) Hyper-V
15 199 (21.49%) SCCM
16 186 (20.09%) DevOps
17 178 (19.22%) DNS
18 175 (18.90%) SQL
19 172 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
20 166 (17.93%) SQL Server
21 163 (17.60%) TCP/IP
22 151 (16.31%) Puppet
23 150 (16.20%) Citrix
24 146 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
25 143 (15.44%) DHCP
25 143 (15.44%) ITIL
26 139 (15.01%) MS Exchange
27 137 (14.79%) Firewall
28 134 (14.47%) Cisco
29 123 (13.28%) 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
1 139 (15.01%) MS Exchange
2 88 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 54 (5.83%) IIS
4 45 (4.86%) Skype for Business
5 30 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 27 (2.92%) SharePoint
7 23 (2.48%) Apache
8 22 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (1.73%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (1.51%) Confluence
11 14 (1.51%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.30%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.08%) nginx
14 9 (0.97%) JBoss
15 8 (0.86%) CloudStack
16 5 (0.54%) MTS
17 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 75 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 258 (27.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 219 (23.65%) Office 365
3 172 (18.57%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (5.72%) SaaS
5 34 (3.67%) IaaS
6 33 (3.56%) PaaS
7 18 (1.94%) GitHub
8 15 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.32%) G Suite
14 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
15 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.11%) NuGet
15 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 178 (19.22%) DNS
2 163 (17.60%) TCP/IP
3 143 (15.44%) DHCP
4 137 (14.79%) Firewall
5 121 (13.07%) SAN
6 89 (9.61%) LAN
7 85 (9.18%) WAN
8 65 (7.02%) VPN
9 35 (3.78%) Skype
10 34 (3.67%) NAS
11 27 (2.92%) Network Security
12 25 (2.70%) VoIP
13 22 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (2.27%) Internet
15 19 (2.05%) VLAN
16 12 (1.30%) iSCSI
16 12 (1.30%) NetScaler
17 11 (1.19%) Wireless
18 10 (1.08%) FCoE
19 9 (0.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.56%) MySQL
3 20 (2.16%) NoSQL
4 13 (1.40%) Big Data
5 12 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.65%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.65%) DB2
8 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.43%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.11%) OLTP
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (6.26%) Jenkins
2 54 (5.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 46 (4.97%) TeamCity
4 34 (3.67%) JIRA
5 27 (2.92%) Git (software)
6 22 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (2.05%) MSBuild
8 18 (1.94%) Visual Studio
9 17 (1.84%) Hudson
10 16 (1.73%) Subversion
11 14 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.40%) GitLab
13 9 (0.97%) Redmine
14 7 (0.76%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.65%) MSI
15 6 (0.65%) WinDbg
16 4 (0.43%) Vagrant
17 3 (0.32%) Chocolatey
17 3 (0.32%) Maven
17 3 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 230 (24.84%) Finance
2 70 (7.56%) Banking
3 46 (4.97%) Retail
4 27 (2.92%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.84%) Back Office
7 17 (1.84%) Games
7 17 (1.84%) Law
8 15 (1.62%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.40%) Marketing
10 12 (1.30%) Legal
11 11 (1.19%) Billing
12 10 (1.08%) Front Office
13 6 (0.65%) Electronics
14 5 (0.54%) Local Government
15 4 (0.43%) Advertising
15 4 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.32%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.48%) .NET
2 34 (3.67%) Web Services
3 15 (1.62%) XML
4 14 (1.51%) React
5 13 (1.40%) Django
5 13 (1.40%) WCF
6 10 (1.08%) LDAP
7 5 (0.54%) COM+
7 5 (0.54%) DCOM
7 5 (0.54%) LAMP
7 5 (0.54%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.22%) HTML
9 2 (0.22%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.22%) REST
10 1 (0.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 108 (11.66%) Data Centre
2 61 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (6.48%) Hedge funds
4 37 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.67%) Blackberry
6 30 (3.24%) Clustering
7 29 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 24 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (2.27%) Driving Licence
10 18 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
11 17 (1.84%) Robotics
12 14 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.51%) Fintech
13 13 (1.40%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.40%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.19%) Replication
15 10 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
16 9 (0.97%) iPhone
17 6 (0.65%) Fat Client
17 6 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 926 (100.00%) Windows
2 542 (58.53%) Windows Server
3 249 (26.89%) Linux
4 217 (23.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 208 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 123 (13.28%) Windows 7
7 118 (12.74%) Windows 10
8 37 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (3.67%) Android
9 34 (3.67%) CentOS
9 34 (3.67%) Unix
10 27 (2.92%) Mac OS X
11 26 (2.81%) Mac OS
12 25 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (2.59%) Ubuntu
14 20 (2.16%) Fedora
14 20 (2.16%) Windows 8
15 18 (1.94%) SUSE
16 13 (1.40%) Nucleus RTOS
17 9 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (20.09%) DevOps
2 143 (15.44%) ITIL
3 115 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (6.59%) Mentoring
7 52 (5.62%) Configuration Management
7 52 (5.62%) Deployment Automation
8 47 (5.08%) Software Engineering
9 38 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
10 37 (4.00%) Migration
11 34 (3.67%) Test Automation
12 33 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (3.46%) High Availability
14 26 (2.81%) E-Commerce
15 23 (2.48%) Coaching
15 23 (2.48%) Incident Management
16 22 (2.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 22 (2.38%) Problem Management
17 21 (2.27%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 299 (32.29%) PowerShell
2 175 (18.90%) SQL
3 103 (11.12%) Python
4 61 (6.59%) C#
5 58 (6.26%) Ruby
6 52 (5.62%) Perl
7 47 (5.08%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.81%) Korn
9 25 (2.70%) Java
10 21 (2.27%) C++
11 17 (1.84%) Bourne shell
12 16 (1.73%) C
13 14 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.19%) VBScript
15 9 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.86%) VB
17 5 (0.54%) R
17 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.32%) Go
18 3 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 146 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (11.56%) MCSE
3 85 (9.18%) Degree
4 57 (6.16%) MCITP
4 57 (6.16%) MCSA
5 44 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (4.75%) MCP
6 41 (4.43%) CCNA
7 21 (2.27%) Security Cleared
8 20 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.30%) CCNP
11 10 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (0.97%) CISSP
12 9 (0.97%) GIAC
12 9 (0.97%) Linux+ Certification
12 9 (0.97%) SANS
12 9 (0.97%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (2.81%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.70%) SLA
4 11 (1.19%) QA
5 6 (0.65%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) GCP
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 503 (54.32%) Active Directory
2 264 (28.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (22.14%) Hyper-V
4 68 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (5.94%) vSphere
6 54 (5.83%) XenApp
7 37 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 36 (3.89%) Docker
9 28 (3.02%) Xen
10 18 (1.94%) XenServer
11 15 (1.62%) NFS
11 15 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (1.51%) Firmware
12 14 (1.51%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.97%) Samba
14 9 (0.97%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.54%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 199 (21.49%) SCCM
2 151 (16.31%) Puppet
3 110 (11.88%) Ansible
4 105 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (8.32%) SCOM
6 37 (4.00%) WSUS
7 36 (3.89%) Terraform
8 30 (3.24%) AirWatch
9 27 (2.92%) vCenter Server
10 25 (2.70%) Nagios
11 18 (1.94%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.94%) SCOrch
12 16 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (1.40%) Icinga
13 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 8 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
15 8 (0.86%) vRealize
16 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
16 7 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 455 (49.14%) Microsoft
2 452 (48.81%) VMware
3 150 (16.20%) Citrix
4 134 (14.47%) Cisco
5 77 (8.32%) NetApp
6 60 (6.48%) Red Hat
7 44 (4.75%) Veeam
8 39 (4.21%) Apple
9 37 (4.00%) Bloomberg
10 35 (3.78%) Reuters
11 31 (3.35%) HP
11 31 (3.35%) Nimble Storage
12 29 (3.13%) Splunk
13 27 (2.92%) Oracle
13 27 (2.92%) SolarWinds
14 25 (2.70%) EMC
15 22 (2.38%) Google
16 18 (1.94%) Dell
17 14 (1.51%) Blue Prism
18 12 (1.30%) Atlassian