The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 378 346
Rank change year-on-year -15 -32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 625 765 977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.77% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.80% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 552 670 853
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +12.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.24% +18.46%  

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 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 0 600 £42,500 +3.65% 71
London +23 303 £47,500 +5.55% 36
South East -5 101 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire +52 82 £33,750 -10.00% 11
West Yorkshire +46 60 £37,500 +4.16% 7
Leeds +53 47 £37,500 +4.16% 4
East of England +5 39 £35,000 -15.15% 6
Berkshire +10 37 £45,000 +3.44% 1
South West +7 30 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Surrey +43 23 £45,000 +13.92% 2
City of London -5 20 £52,500 -8.69% 4
East Midlands +16 17 £45,000 +80.00% 2
East Yorkshire 0 17 £26,000 - 1
Hull -6 17 £26,000 - 1
Essex +11 15 £35,000 -15.15% 1
North West -36 14 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Reading +25 13 £42,500 -21.29%
Nottingham +12 13 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +11 13 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 13 £41,500 +18.57% 2
Cambridge -12 13 £41,500 +18.57%
Bracknell +29 11 £50,000 +72.41%
Manchester -23 11 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Kent +22 10 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Scotland +7 9 £34,500 -23.33%
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £35,500 +1.42%
West Midlands +12 8 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Dorset +10 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Hampshire +10 8 £50,000 +31.57% 1
Bristol -7 8 £38,750 -36.73% 4

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1276 (100.00%) Windows
2 779 (61.05%) Windows Server
3 768 (60.19%) Active Directory
4 664 (52.04%) Microsoft
5 606 (47.49%) VMware
6 419 (32.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 371 (29.08%) PowerShell
8 369 (28.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 368 (28.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 340 (26.65%) MS Exchange
11 336 (26.33%) SQL Server
12 327 (25.63%) Linux
13 306 (23.98%) Office 365
14 271 (21.24%) Hyper-V
15 266 (20.85%) DNS
16 247 (19.36%) SQL
17 237 (18.57%) Finance
18 236 (18.50%) Cisco
19 231 (18.10%) Firewall
20 221 (17.32%) DHCP
21 214 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
22 202 (15.83%) ITIL
23 198 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
24 192 (15.05%) SCCM
25 180 (14.11%) Citrix
26 169 (13.24%) IIS
27 163 (12.77%) SAN
28 160 (12.54%) Microsoft Office
29 157 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
30 155 (12.15%) HP

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
1 340 (26.65%) MS Exchange
2 169 (13.24%) IIS
3 140 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 107 (8.39%) SharePoint
5 85 (6.66%) Skype for Business
6 84 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 63 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 33 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (2.35%) Apache
11 26 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (1.10%) WebSphere
14 13 (1.02%) Confluence
14 13 (1.02%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.94%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
18 6 (0.47%) JBoss
19 5 (0.39%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 160 (12.54%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.078%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.078%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.078%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.078%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 306 (23.98%) Office 365
2 198 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.04%) IaaS
5 24 (1.88%) PaaS
6 16 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.18%) SaaS
8 11 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.78%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.16%) Akamai
13 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.16%) G Suite
13 2 (0.16%) GitHub
13 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.078%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.078%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 266 (20.85%) DNS
2 231 (18.10%) Firewall
3 221 (17.32%) DHCP
4 163 (12.77%) SAN
5 149 (11.68%) TCP/IP
6 121 (9.48%) LAN
7 109 (8.54%) WAN
8 91 (7.13%) VPN
9 72 (5.64%) Internet
10 69 (5.41%) VLAN
11 62 (4.86%) Skype
12 51 (4.00%) Wireless
13 48 (3.76%) VoIP
14 33 (2.59%) SMTP
15 30 (2.35%) iSCSI
16 25 (1.96%) SSL
17 24 (1.88%) NetScaler
18 23 (1.80%) NAS
19 20 (1.57%) WebEx
20 19 (1.49%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (26.33%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 59 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (1.80%) MySQL
6 22 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 18 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (0.71%) Big Data
11 8 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.31%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.31%) Redis
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.16%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 69 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 67 (5.25%) TeamCity
3 55 (4.31%) Jenkins
4 54 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (2.66%) JIRA
6 28 (2.19%) Git (software)
7 25 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (1.80%) MSBuild
9 19 (1.49%) Hudson
10 17 (1.33%) Visual Studio
11 14 (1.10%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.55%) Selenium
13 6 (0.47%) Subversion
14 5 (0.39%) MSI
15 4 (0.31%) InstallShield
15 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 3 (0.24%) Bitbucket
17 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
17 2 (0.16%) NUnit
17 2 (0.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 237 (18.57%) Finance
2 68 (5.33%) Banking
3 60 (4.70%) Games
4 34 (2.66%) Legal
5 26 (2.04%) Marketing
6 24 (1.88%) Back Office
7 23 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.80%) Retail
8 20 (1.57%) Law
9 15 (1.18%) Electronics
10 14 (1.10%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.02%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.63%) Publishing
13 7 (0.55%) French Language
14 5 (0.39%) Front Office
15 4 (0.31%) Local Government
16 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.16%) Advertising
17 2 (0.16%) German Language
18 1 (0.078%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (7.13%) .NET
2 56 (4.39%) Web Services
3 32 (2.51%) Software Packaging
4 21 (1.65%) WCF
5 18 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 18 (1.41%) XML
6 14 (1.10%) WPF
7 12 (0.94%) Entity Framework
7 12 (0.94%) NHibernate
8 11 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.86%) HTML
8 11 (0.86%) JSON
8 11 (0.86%) MSMQ
8 11 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (0.78%) Middleware
10 9 (0.71%) MAPI
10 9 (0.71%) SAML
11 7 (0.55%) ZeroMQ
12 6 (0.47%) CSS
12 6 (0.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.49%) Data Centre
1 70 (5.49%) Hedge funds
2 68 (5.33%) Clustering
3 57 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 47 (3.68%) Blackberry
6 45 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.43%) Replication
8 20 (1.57%) Fintech
9 19 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.49%) Private Cloud
10 18 (1.41%) PKI
11 16 (1.25%) EPoS
12 15 (1.18%) iPad
12 15 (1.18%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.10%) HP StoreVirtual
14 13 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
15 10 (0.78%) Fat Client
15 10 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1276 (100.00%) Windows
2 779 (61.05%) Windows Server
3 419 (32.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 369 (28.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 327 (25.63%) Linux
6 146 (11.44%) Windows 7
7 117 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 111 (8.70%) Windows 10
9 75 (5.88%) Unix
10 65 (5.09%) Windows 8
11 57 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 41 (3.21%) Windows XP
13 36 (2.82%) Mac OS X
14 32 (2.51%) CentOS
15 29 (2.27%) Mac OS
16 22 (1.72%) Android
17 21 (1.65%) Ubuntu
18 18 (1.41%) Solaris
18 18 (1.41%) Windows Vista
19 15 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (15.83%) ITIL
2 135 (10.58%) DevOps
3 98 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (6.50%) Migration
5 73 (5.72%) Configuration Management
6 70 (5.49%) Software Engineering
7 67 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 62 (4.86%) Time Management
9 53 (4.15%) High Availability
10 50 (3.92%) Task Automation
11 44 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (3.45%) Mentoring
12 42 (3.29%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
14 38 (2.98%) Problem Management
15 36 (2.82%) Project Management
15 36 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
16 35 (2.74%) Server Building
17 34 (2.66%) Scrum
18 33 (2.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 371 (29.08%) PowerShell
2 247 (19.36%) SQL
3 97 (7.60%) C#
4 77 (6.03%) Python
5 51 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 50 (3.92%) C++
7 49 (3.84%) Perl
8 47 (3.68%) C
9 39 (3.06%) Ruby
10 38 (2.98%) Java
11 25 (1.96%) VB
12 14 (1.10%) Bourne shell
12 14 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.02%) VBA
14 12 (0.94%) VBScript
15 9 (0.71%) Korn
16 8 (0.63%) JavaScript
17 7 (0.55%) PHP
17 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 214 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (11.60%) MCSE
3 147 (11.52%) Degree
4 84 (6.58%) MCSA
5 71 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (4.31%) CCNA
7 47 (3.68%) CCNP
8 41 (3.21%) MCP
9 40 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 37 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 30 (2.35%) MCITP
12 27 (2.12%) Security Cleared
13 23 (1.80%) Master's Degree
14 17 (1.33%) CISSP
14 17 (1.33%) SC Cleared
15 13 (1.02%) HND
16 12 (0.94%) GNVQ
16 12 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.86%) DV Cleared
18 9 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.78%) SLA
2 15 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 15 (1.18%) QA
3 6 (0.47%) COBIT
3 6 (0.47%) SEPA
4 4 (0.31%) MiFID
5 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.16%) EMIR
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.078%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 768 (60.19%) Active Directory
2 368 (28.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 271 (21.24%) Hyper-V
4 133 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
5 105 (8.23%) vSphere
6 81 (6.35%) XenApp
7 52 (4.08%) XenDesktop
8 26 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
9 23 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.49%) XenServer
11 14 (1.10%) Firmware
12 13 (1.02%) Docker
13 11 (0.86%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.78%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.63%) vCloud
17 7 (0.55%) KVM
17 7 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
18 3 (0.24%) NFS
19 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 192 (15.05%) SCCM
2 107 (8.39%) SCOM
3 84 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (6.50%) Puppet
5 60 (4.70%) Backup Exec
6 54 (4.23%) Ansible
7 30 (2.35%) Nagios
8 29 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 26 (2.04%) NetBackup
10 23 (1.80%) vCenter Server
11 20 (1.57%) AirWatch
12 19 (1.49%) WSUS
13 18 (1.41%) DameWare
13 18 (1.41%) Perfmon
13 18 (1.41%) SCOrch
14 14 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 12 (0.94%) SCVMM
16 11 (0.86%) Packer
17 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
18 8 (0.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 664 (52.04%) Microsoft
2 606 (47.49%) VMware
3 236 (18.50%) Cisco
4 180 (14.11%) Citrix
5 155 (12.15%) HP
6 101 (7.92%) NetApp
7 73 (5.72%) Red Hat
8 60 (4.70%) Dell
9 59 (4.62%) Symantec
10 44 (3.45%) Veeam
11 40 (3.13%) EMC
12 33 (2.59%) Apple
13 27 (2.12%) Avaya
14 26 (2.04%) Google
14 26 (2.04%) Meraki
15 25 (1.96%) Bloomberg
15 25 (1.96%) Reuters
16 24 (1.88%) 3PAR
16 24 (1.88%) WatchGuard
17 23 (1.80%) SonicWALL
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £21000 - £30000 per annum + Company car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £26000 per annum + excellent training, progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum To £28k + bens depending on experien
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £39,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MACQUARIE
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago