Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 565 544 474
Rank change year-on-year -21 -70 -88
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 606 817 1,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 537 745 951
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,000 £69,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,500 £42,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -16.47% +14.86% +2.78%

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 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 15 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 19 October 2019. 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 -20 567 £42,000 -6.67% 111
UK excluding London +40 347 £35,500 -16.47% 86
London -44 240 £57,500 +10.58% 36
South East +56 148 £36,000 -10.00% 22
North of England +10 61 £33,750 -35.71% 19
South West +21 45 £34,000 -20.00% 15
East of England +27 37 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Midlands +55 36 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Yorkshire -11 31 £37,500 -28.57% 8
East Midlands +40 23 £47,500 +35.71% 2
North West +32 23 £28,500 -43.56% 8
Scotland +21 15 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Midlands +42 13 £33,750 -20.59% 4
North East +18 7 £35,500 -35.45% 3
Wales -4 5 - - 5

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 606 (100.00%) Windows
2 323 (53.30%) Active Directory
3 318 (52.48%) Windows Server
4 253 (41.75%) Microsoft
5 245 (40.43%) Office 365
6 229 (37.79%) Azure
7 193 (31.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 190 (31.35%) VMware
9 185 (30.53%) PowerShell
10 155 (25.58%) Windows 10
11 133 (21.95%) AWS
12 131 (21.62%) SCCM
13 128 (21.12%) DNS
14 124 (20.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 113 (18.65%) Hyper-V
16 110 (18.15%) Firewall
17 108 (17.82%) MS Exchange
18 107 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
19 105 (17.33%) Linux
19 105 (17.33%) SQL Server
20 104 (17.16%) Cisco
21 99 (16.34%) Citrix
21 99 (16.34%) ITIL
22 97 (16.01%) Finance
23 95 (15.68%) DHCP
24 85 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
25 81 (13.37%) TCP/IP
26 79 (13.04%) SQL
27 77 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
28 75 (12.38%) Python

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
1 108 (17.82%) MS Exchange
2 55 (9.08%) SharePoint
3 52 (8.58%) IIS
4 45 (7.43%) Skype for Business
5 38 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.65%) Confluence
7 10 (1.65%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.99%) CloudStack
10 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.66%) Tornado
11 2 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.17%) Apache
12 1 (0.17%) nginx
12 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 245 (40.43%) Office 365
2 229 (37.79%) Azure
3 133 (21.95%) AWS
4 41 (6.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (2.97%) SaaS
6 17 (2.81%) OneDrive
7 16 (2.64%) IaaS
8 14 (2.31%) GCP
9 8 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.32%) PaaS
10 7 (1.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (1.16%) G Suite
11 6 (0.99%) Azure Stack
11 6 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (0.99%) SoftLayer
12 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.66%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 128 (21.12%) DNS
2 110 (18.15%) Firewall
3 95 (15.68%) DHCP
4 81 (13.37%) TCP/IP
5 66 (10.89%) SAN
6 51 (8.42%) VPN
7 43 (7.10%) WAN
8 38 (6.27%) LAN
9 33 (5.45%) Skype
10 32 (5.28%) Wireless
11 23 (3.80%) VoIP
12 19 (3.14%) NAS
12 19 (3.14%) Remote Desktop
13 17 (2.81%) MPLS
14 13 (2.15%) VLAN
15 12 (1.98%) NetScaler
16 10 (1.65%) ISDN
16 10 (1.65%) NGN
16 10 (1.65%) PBX
16 10 (1.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.30%) Big Data
3 8 (1.32%) MySQL
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.33%) MS Access
7 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.17%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.17%) Power BI
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.14%) JIRA
3 12 (1.98%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.65%) Bitbucket
5 9 (1.49%) Selenium
6 6 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.99%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.99%) TestRail
6 6 (0.99%) Zephyr
7 5 (0.83%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.66%) git-flow
9 3 (0.50%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.50%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.33%) Subversion
10 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.17%) MSTest
11 1 (0.17%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (16.01%) Finance
2 23 (3.80%) Banking
2 23 (3.80%) Law
3 21 (3.47%) Marketing
4 20 (3.30%) Electronics
5 18 (2.97%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.98%) Retail
8 7 (1.16%) Military
9 6 (0.99%) Back Office
9 6 (0.99%) Legal
10 5 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.29%) .NET
2 9 (1.49%) Kafka
3 7 (1.16%) JSON
3 7 (1.16%) MFC
4 6 (0.99%) Web Services
5 5 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.83%) COM
5 5 (0.83%) Node.js
5 5 (0.83%) QML
5 5 (0.83%) Qt
5 5 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (0.83%) REST
6 4 (0.66%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.66%) GraphQL
6 4 (0.66%) React
6 4 (0.66%) Spring
6 4 (0.66%) Spring MVC
6 4 (0.66%) Vue.js
7 3 (0.50%) Android NDK
7 3 (0.50%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.47%) Hedge funds
5 19 (3.14%) Algorithms
6 17 (2.81%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.65%) Clustering
7 10 (1.65%) EPoS
7 10 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.49%) CMDB
9 8 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (1.16%) PKI
11 6 (0.99%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.99%) Replication
11 6 (0.99%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.83%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.83%) User Experience
13 3 (0.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 606 (100.00%) Windows
2 318 (52.48%) Windows Server
3 155 (25.58%) Windows 10
4 107 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (17.33%) Linux
6 75 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (10.40%) Windows 7
8 27 (4.46%) Unix
9 22 (3.63%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.81%) Android
11 14 (2.31%) Apple iOS
11 14 (2.31%) Mac OS
11 14 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.65%) CentOS
13 8 (1.32%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.32%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.50%) Solaris
16 2 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (31.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 99 (16.34%) ITIL
3 85 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (10.23%) DevOps
5 51 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (6.93%) Migration
7 40 (6.60%) Fintech
8 39 (6.44%) Software Engineering
9 34 (5.61%) Information Security
10 27 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (4.29%) Computer Science
12 25 (4.13%) Time Management
13 24 (3.96%) Infrastructure as Code
13 24 (3.96%) Project Delivery
14 23 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
15 22 (3.63%) Mathematics
16 21 (3.47%) Mobile Device Management
17 18 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (2.97%) Infrastructure Management
17 18 (2.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 185 (30.53%) PowerShell
2 79 (13.04%) SQL
3 75 (12.38%) Python
4 44 (7.26%) C#
5 27 (4.46%) C++
6 22 (3.63%) C
7 16 (2.64%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.15%) MATLAB
8 13 (2.15%) R
9 11 (1.82%) PHP
10 10 (1.65%) VB
11 9 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.49%) Ruby
12 8 (1.32%) Java
13 7 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.99%) VBScript
15 5 (0.83%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.50%) Perl
17 3 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (9.90%) Degree
3 59 (9.74%) MCSE
4 34 (5.61%) CCNA
4 34 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (3.96%) Security Cleared
6 23 (3.80%) MCSA
7 18 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (2.15%) CCNP
9 12 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (1.82%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.65%) MCITP
11 10 (1.65%) MCP
12 9 (1.49%) CCA
12 9 (1.49%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (1.16%) RHCE
14 6 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
14 6 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.14%) QA
2 14 (2.31%) SLA
3 12 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.50%) EMIR
5 3 (0.50%) GDPR
5 3 (0.50%) MiFID
5 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 323 (53.30%) Active Directory
2 124 (20.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (18.65%) Hyper-V
4 44 (7.26%) vSphere
5 34 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (5.45%) XenApp
7 25 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (3.14%) XenDesktop
9 17 (2.81%) Docker
10 12 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.49%) Terminal Server
11 9 (1.49%) VMware NSX
11 9 (1.49%) Xen
12 8 (1.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (1.16%) Firmware
14 6 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 131 (21.62%) SCCM
2 33 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (5.28%) SCOM
4 29 (4.79%) Ansible
5 20 (3.30%) Kubernetes
6 19 (3.14%) WSUS
7 16 (2.64%) Puppet
8 15 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (2.15%) Terraform
10 12 (1.98%) Nagios
11 11 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (1.82%) vCenter Server
12 10 (1.65%) Nessus
13 8 (1.32%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.99%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.99%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
15 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
15 4 (0.66%) SCSM
Vendors
1 253 (41.75%) Microsoft
2 190 (31.35%) VMware
3 104 (17.16%) Cisco
4 99 (16.34%) Citrix
5 46 (7.59%) HP
6 44 (7.26%) Dell
7 37 (6.11%) Veeam
8 26 (4.29%) Splunk
9 22 (3.63%) Apple
10 21 (3.47%) ServiceNow
11 18 (2.97%) NetApp
12 12 (1.98%) Atlassian
12 12 (1.98%) Oracle
13 11 (1.82%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.65%) Google
14 10 (1.65%) Meraki
14 10 (1.65%) Mitel
14 10 (1.65%) Siemens
14 10 (1.65%) Veritas
15 8 (1.32%) Dynatrace