Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 467 387 435
Rank change year-on-year -80 +48 -104
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 1,067 1,377 1,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.78% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.81% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 948 1,234 1,378
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,325 £24,425
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%

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 169,468 169,423 202,837
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 138,985 140,739 169,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,309
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.57% +2.91%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 17 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 22 February 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 -73 1,040 £45,000 +12.50% 133
UK excluding London -90 588 £40,000 +8.11% 70
London -47 464 £55,000 +10.00% 67
South East -49 228 £44,500 +20.27% 17
North of England -90 135 £37,000 +2.78% 9
East of England +35 117 £46,250 +23.33% 19
Yorkshire -53 70 £37,000 - 7
Midlands +9 63 £31,000 -20.00% 14
North West -30 62 £29,500 -15.71% 2
East Midlands +22 38 £40,000 +3.23% 8
South West -38 34 £37,500 +5.63% 7
West Midlands +6 24 £29,750 -20.67% 6
Scotland -34 9 £37,500 -11.76% 1
North East -21 3 £34,000 +13.33%
Wales -2 1 £40,000 +9.59% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,500 - 1

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,067 (100.00%) Windows
2 647 (60.64%) Windows Server
3 549 (51.45%) Active Directory
4 510 (47.80%) Microsoft
5 495 (46.39%) VMware
6 320 (29.99%) PowerShell
7 278 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 272 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 271 (25.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 264 (24.74%) Finance
11 255 (23.90%) Office 365
12 248 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 217 (20.34%) SCCM
14 210 (19.68%) Linux
15 198 (18.56%) Hyper-V
16 197 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
17 187 (17.53%) DevOps
18 186 (17.43%) DNS
19 185 (17.34%) MS Exchange
20 184 (17.24%) ITIL
21 183 (17.15%) TCP/IP
21 183 (17.15%) Citrix
22 169 (15.84%) Firewall
23 168 (15.75%) SQL Server
23 168 (15.75%) Windows 7
24 165 (15.46%) Windows 10
25 157 (14.71%) SQL
26 153 (14.34%) Cisco
27 147 (13.78%) DHCP
28 133 (12.46%) MCSE

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
1 185 (17.34%) MS Exchange
2 104 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 83 (7.78%) IIS
4 64 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (3.00%) Apache
7 28 (2.62%) Skype for Business
7 28 (2.62%) Tomcat
8 27 (2.53%) Confluence
9 25 (2.34%) SharePoint
10 24 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.47%) JBoss
14 5 (0.47%) nginx
14 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.28%) CMS
16 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 116 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.094%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.094%) Eikon
2 1 (0.094%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.094%) Summit
2 1 (0.094%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 271 (25.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 255 (23.90%) Office 365
3 132 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (4.87%) SaaS
5 37 (3.47%) IaaS
6 32 (3.00%) PaaS
7 17 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.37%) G Suite
13 3 (0.28%) GitHub
14 2 (0.19%) Datadog
14 2 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.19%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.094%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.094%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 186 (17.43%) DNS
2 183 (17.15%) TCP/IP
3 169 (15.84%) Firewall
4 147 (13.78%) DHCP
5 118 (11.06%) SAN
6 89 (8.34%) LAN
7 70 (6.56%) WAN
8 49 (4.59%) VPN
9 38 (3.56%) Internet
10 23 (2.16%) Skype
11 20 (1.87%) Network Security
11 20 (1.87%) Wireless
12 19 (1.78%) NAS
12 19 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
13 17 (1.59%) VoIP
14 16 (1.50%) VLAN
15 13 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (0.94%) FCoE
16 10 (0.94%) SNMP
17 9 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.25%) MySQL
3 14 (1.31%) NoSQL
4 13 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.094%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.094%) DB2
11 1 (0.094%) InterBase
11 1 (0.094%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.094%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.094%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.094%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 67 (6.28%) TeamCity
2 63 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 63 (5.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 44 (4.12%) JIRA
4 42 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (3.84%) Git (software)
6 28 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (2.06%) Hudson
8 21 (1.97%) MSBuild
9 18 (1.69%) Visual Studio
10 17 (1.59%) Subversion
11 12 (1.12%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.94%) Redmine
13 9 (0.84%) GitLab
14 8 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.66%) MSI
16 2 (0.19%) Artifactory
16 2 (0.19%) Bugzilla
16 2 (0.19%) Selenium
16 2 (0.19%) Trac
General
1 264 (24.74%) Finance
2 76 (7.12%) Banking
3 38 (3.56%) Retail
4 29 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 28 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.44%) Law
7 20 (1.87%) Games
8 19 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.59%) Marketing
10 15 (1.41%) Legal
11 9 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.75%) Back Office
12 8 (0.75%) Dutch Language
13 6 (0.56%) Front Office
13 6 (0.56%) Local Government
13 6 (0.56%) Publishing
14 5 (0.47%) Billing
15 4 (0.37%) Electronics
16 2 (0.19%) Advertising
16 2 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.43%) .NET
2 21 (1.97%) XML
3 12 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 12 (1.12%) WCF
4 10 (0.94%) WSH
5 9 (0.84%) Django
5 9 (0.84%) LDAP
5 9 (0.84%) Web Services
6 6 (0.56%) LAMP
7 5 (0.47%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.47%) HTML
8 4 (0.37%) jQuery
8 4 (0.37%) MFC
9 3 (0.28%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.28%) CSS
9 3 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.28%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.19%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.19%) Node.js
10 2 (0.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.15%) Data Centre
2 86 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 48 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 46 (4.31%) Hedge funds
6 35 (3.28%) Clustering
7 27 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 26 (2.44%) Blackberry
9 24 (2.25%) Private Cloud
10 17 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
11 15 (1.41%) Replication
12 13 (1.22%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.94%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
15 9 (0.84%) PKI
16 8 (0.75%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.75%) Smartphone
17 7 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
18 6 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,067 (100.00%) Windows
2 647 (60.64%) Windows Server
3 278 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 248 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 210 (19.68%) Linux
6 168 (15.75%) Windows 7
7 165 (15.46%) Windows 10
8 39 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.47%) Unix
10 36 (3.37%) Mac OS
11 31 (2.91%) Mac OS X
12 26 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (2.34%) Windows 8
14 24 (2.25%) Android
15 18 (1.69%) Apple iOS
16 17 (1.59%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.84%) Nucleus RTOS
17 9 (0.84%) Solaris
18 8 (0.75%) CentOS
18 8 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (17.53%) DevOps
2 184 (17.24%) ITIL
3 123 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (9.65%) Software Engineering
5 70 (6.56%) Configuration Management
6 65 (6.09%) Migration
7 63 (5.90%) Mentoring
8 52 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (3.75%) Coaching
11 39 (3.66%) Test Automation
12 36 (3.37%) Multithreading
12 36 (3.37%) Project Management
13 34 (3.19%) Incident Management
14 32 (3.00%) Cybersecurity
15 30 (2.81%) Analytical Thinking
15 30 (2.81%) Process Improvement
16 29 (2.72%) Problem Management
17 27 (2.53%) High Availability
17 27 (2.53%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 320 (29.99%) PowerShell
2 157 (14.71%) SQL
3 88 (8.25%) C#
4 83 (7.78%) Python
5 59 (5.53%) C++
6 42 (3.94%) Bash Shell
7 40 (3.75%) Perl
8 30 (2.81%) Java
9 24 (2.25%) Ruby
10 21 (1.97%) C
10 21 (1.97%) VBScript
11 14 (1.31%) Korn
12 13 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.12%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.75%) PHP
14 8 (0.75%) VB
15 6 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.37%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 197 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (12.46%) MCSE
3 84 (7.87%) Degree
4 74 (6.94%) MCITP
5 68 (6.37%) MCSA
6 54 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (4.97%) CCNA
8 52 (4.87%) MCP
9 29 (2.72%) Security Cleared
10 25 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
13 13 (1.22%) CISSP
14 11 (1.03%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
15 10 (0.94%) GIAC
15 10 (0.94%) Linux+ Certification
15 10 (0.94%) SANS
15 10 (0.94%) SC Cleared
15 10 (0.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.94%) SLA
2 31 (2.91%) PCI DSS
3 26 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.12%) QA
5 3 (0.28%) GCP
5 3 (0.28%) GPG13
6 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 549 (51.45%) Active Directory
2 272 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (18.56%) Hyper-V
4 64 (6.00%) vSphere
5 63 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
6 61 (5.72%) XenApp
7 38 (3.56%) XenDesktop
8 30 (2.81%) Docker
9 27 (2.53%) Xen
10 15 (1.41%) DFS Replication
10 15 (1.41%) NFS
11 12 (1.12%) Terminal Services
12 11 (1.03%) Terminal Server
12 11 (1.03%) XenServer
13 10 (0.94%) Samba
13 10 (0.94%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.47%) Firmware
15 5 (0.47%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 217 (20.34%) SCCM
2 124 (11.62%) Ansible
3 119 (11.15%) Puppet
4 114 (10.68%) SCOM
5 105 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (3.75%) Nagios
7 32 (3.00%) WSUS
8 26 (2.44%) Terraform
9 24 (2.25%) vCenter Server
10 22 (2.06%) Icinga
11 20 (1.87%) AirWatch
12 15 (1.41%) Backup Exec
12 15 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 15 (1.41%) NetBackup
13 14 (1.31%) SCOrch
14 11 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.94%) WMI
16 9 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 510 (47.80%) Microsoft
2 495 (46.39%) VMware
3 183 (17.15%) Citrix
4 153 (14.34%) Cisco
5 78 (7.31%) NetApp
6 61 (5.72%) HP
7 51 (4.78%) Apple
8 49 (4.59%) Dell
9 33 (3.09%) Red Hat
10 28 (2.62%) EqualLogic
11 27 (2.53%) Symantec
12 25 (2.34%) Google
12 25 (2.34%) Sophos
13 23 (2.16%) Bloomberg
13 23 (2.16%) EMC
14 22 (2.06%) Atlassian
14 22 (2.06%) Reuters
14 22 (2.06%) Veeam
15 20 (1.87%) F5
16 17 (1.59%) SolarWinds