Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18,865 22,483 24,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 13.40% 13.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.26% 58.26% 56.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15,426 18,299 20,708
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 32,380 38,588 43,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.87% 23.00% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25,532 31,113 35,494
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK

Windows
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK

Windows
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK

Windows
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 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 0 17,506 £40,000 -3.61% 3,647
UK excluding London +4 11,551 £37,500 - 3,002
London -1 6,703 £50,000 - 910
South East +1 3,921 £37,500 -5.06% 890
North of England +2 2,385 £35,000 -5.08% 670
Midlands +3 1,693 £37,500 +4.17% 440
South West +1 1,522 £35,000 -6.67% 404
North West +1 1,354 £35,000 -6.67% 382
East of England +2 1,188 £37,500 -2.60% 333
West Midlands +2 1,078 £37,500 +4.17% 268
Yorkshire -1 871 £35,000 -3.25% 225
East Midlands +3 613 £36,500 +1.39% 171
Scotland -4 527 £38,500 +10.00% 150
Wales 0 266 £36,000 +19.01% 94
North East +11 160 £36,250 +20.83% 63
Northern Ireland -7 51 £25,000 -16.67% 19
Channel Islands -1 6 £30,000 +0.84% 2
Isle of Man -4 5 £45,000 +45.16%

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Windows.

1 8,271 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 8,233 (43.64%) Active Directory
3 7,107 (37.67%) Windows Server
4 5,762 (30.54%) Office 365
5 5,080 (26.93%) VMware
6 4,920 (26.08%) Azure
7 4,839 (25.65%) Linux
8 4,153 (22.01%) Windows 10
9 3,678 (19.50%) ITIL
10 3,540 (18.76%) SQL
11 3,153 (16.71%) SQL Server
12 3,116 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2,925 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
14 2,895 (15.35%) PowerShell
15 2,863 (15.18%) Windows 7
16 2,783 (14.75%) AWS
17 2,763 (14.65%) Firewall
18 2,749 (14.57%) DNS
19 2,738 (14.51%) Finance
20 2,684 (14.23%) Windows Server 2012
21 2,547 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
22 2,516 (13.34%) Cisco
23 2,467 (13.08%) Citrix
24 2,436 (12.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 2,427 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
26 2,355 (12.48%) Hyper-V
27 2,322 (12.31%) MS Exchange
28 2,291 (12.14%) SCCM
29 2,201 (11.67%) C#
30 2,194 (11.63%) DHCP

Windows
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 2,322 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 1,254 (6.65%) SharePoint
3 998 (5.29%) IIS
4 711 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 635 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 622 (3.30%) Skype for Business
7 274 (1.45%) Apache
8 229 (1.21%) Confluence
9 189 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 167 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 147 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 137 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
13 97 (0.51%) nginx
14 91 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 87 (0.46%) IBM Notes
15 87 (0.46%) JBoss
16 82 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
17 80 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
17 80 (0.42%) WebLogic
18 79 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 2,925 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
2 446 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 251 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 146 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 83 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 31 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.080%) CATIA
9 15 (0.080%) Photoshop
10 13 (0.069%) Maya
11 11 (0.058%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.058%) NUKE
12 7 (0.037%) Simulink
13 6 (0.032%) CINEMA 4D
13 6 (0.032%) MODO
14 5 (0.027%) S-PLUS
15 4 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.021%) GNU Octave
15 4 (0.021%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 120 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 40 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 34 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 34 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 33 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 26 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 20 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
8 14 (0.074%) Eikon
8 14 (0.074%) Maximo
8 14 (0.074%) Workfront
9 13 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.069%) Sage 200
10 11 (0.058%) assyst
10 11 (0.058%) SAP Business One
11 10 (0.053%) NetSuite
12 9 (0.048%) Exchequer
12 9 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.048%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5,762 (30.54%) Office 365
2 4,920 (26.08%) Azure
3 2,783 (14.75%) AWS
4 787 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 556 (2.95%) IaaS
6 553 (2.93%) SaaS
7 533 (2.83%) GCP
8 337 (1.79%) PaaS
9 297 (1.57%) OneDrive
10 275 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 217 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 201 (1.07%) Power Platform
13 172 (0.91%) Serverless
14 151 (0.80%) GitHub
15 146 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
15 146 (0.77%) G Suite
16 133 (0.71%) Amazon S3
17 122 (0.65%) Mimecast
18 119 (0.63%) Azure Stack
19 115 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,763 (14.65%) Firewall
2 2,749 (14.57%) DNS
3 2,194 (11.63%) DHCP
4 1,911 (10.13%) TCP/IP
5 1,579 (8.37%) WAN
6 1,571 (8.33%) LAN
7 1,157 (6.13%) VPN
8 1,055 (5.59%) SAN
9 749 (3.97%) VoIP
10 719 (3.81%) Skype
11 629 (3.33%) VLAN
12 606 (3.21%) Wireless
13 560 (2.97%) Internet
14 527 (2.79%) Network Security
15 398 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
16 360 (1.91%) NAS
17 343 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
18 235 (1.25%) HTTP
19 205 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
19 205 (1.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,153 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 547 (2.90%) MySQL
3 407 (2.16%) Relational Database
4 294 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 285 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 275 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 273 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
8 270 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 245 (1.30%) NoSQL
10 231 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
11 211 (1.12%) Big Data
12 176 (0.93%) Power BI
13 169 (0.90%) Oracle Database
14 148 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 138 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
16 128 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 128 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
17 120 (0.64%) MongoDB
18 112 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 103 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,032 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 712 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 677 (3.59%) JIRA
4 553 (2.93%) Visual Studio
5 464 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 374 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
7 326 (1.73%) TeamCity
8 272 (1.44%) Subversion
9 269 (1.43%) Selenium
10 195 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 139 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 131 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 128 (0.68%) Bitbucket
14 121 (0.64%) MSI
15 119 (0.63%) JMeter
16 97 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
17 86 (0.46%) NUnit
18 83 (0.44%) GoCD
19 82 (0.43%) GitLab
19 82 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,738 (14.51%) Finance
2 701 (3.72%) Retail
3 627 (3.32%) Banking
4 519 (2.75%) Law
5 518 (2.75%) Public Sector
6 445 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 424 (2.25%) Legal
8 304 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 275 (1.46%) Marketing
10 173 (0.92%) Aerospace
11 165 (0.87%) Games
12 159 (0.84%) Advertising
13 151 (0.80%) Electronics
14 142 (0.75%) Back Office
15 118 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 117 (0.62%) Automotive
17 86 (0.46%) Front Office
18 70 (0.37%) Military
19 55 (0.29%) Publishing
20 49 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,279 (17.38%) Analyst
2 2,117 (11.22%) Support Engineer
3 1,891 (10.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,807 (9.58%) IT Support
5 1,597 (8.47%) Support Analyst
6 1,570 (8.32%) Developer
7 1,278 (6.77%) IT Engineer
8 1,066 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 898 (4.76%) IT Analyst
10 862 (4.57%) Consultant
11 848 (4.50%) Service Analyst
12 846 (4.48%) Administrator
13 788 (4.18%) Service Desk Analyst
14 779 (4.13%) Software Engineer
15 729 (3.86%) Architect
16 722 (3.83%) IT Support Engineer
17 694 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
18 648 (3.43%) Windows Engineer
19 627 (3.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 611 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,909 (10.12%) .NET
2 814 (4.31%) Web Services
3 777 (4.12%) ASP.NET
4 743 (3.94%) HTML
5 576 (3.05%) CSS
6 464 (2.46%) AngularJS
7 430 (2.28%) XML
8 406 (2.15%) .NET Framework
9 405 (2.15%) Node.js
10 400 (2.12%) WPF
11 396 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 319 (1.69%) jQuery
13 314 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 314 (1.66%) WCF
14 310 (1.64%) REST
15 293 (1.55%) JSON
16 271 (1.44%) .NET Core
17 265 (1.40%) RESTful
18 261 (1.38%) WinForms
19 249 (1.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,143 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 1,088 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 978 (5.18%) Management Information System
4 819 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
5 448 (2.37%) Driving Licence
6 445 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 382 (2.02%) Clustering
8 354 (1.88%) Replication
9 350 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
10 315 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 311 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
12 308 (1.63%) User Experience
13 251 (1.33%) iPhone
14 226 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
15 197 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 191 (1.01%) Blackberry
17 177 (0.94%) PKI
18 170 (0.90%) Algorithms
18 170 (0.90%) Smartphone
19 161 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7,107 (37.67%) Windows Server
2 4,839 (25.65%) Linux
3 4,153 (22.01%) Windows 10
4 2,863 (15.18%) Windows 7
5 2,684 (14.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,959 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,236 (6.55%) Unix
8 761 (4.03%) Android
9 690 (3.66%) Windows 8
10 648 (3.43%) Apple iOS
11 490 (2.60%) Mac OS
12 487 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 319 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 312 (1.65%) Mac OS X
15 281 (1.49%) CentOS
16 247 (1.31%) Ubuntu
17 238 (1.26%) Windows XP
18 115 (0.61%) AIX
19 111 (0.59%) Solaris
20 101 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,678 (19.50%) ITIL
2 2,547 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2,436 (12.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2,427 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
5 1,929 (10.23%) DevOps
6 1,234 (6.54%) Software Engineering
7 1,022 (5.42%) Migration
8 949 (5.03%) Mentoring
9 896 (4.75%) Computer Science
10 864 (4.58%) Service Management
11 806 (4.27%) Project Management
12 794 (4.21%) Service Delivery
13 790 (4.19%) Cybersecurity
14 786 (4.17%) Information Security
15 776 (4.11%) Configuration Management
16 763 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
17 759 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
18 751 (3.98%) Test Automation
19 674 (3.57%) Project Delivery
20 652 (3.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3,540 (18.76%) SQL
2 2,895 (15.35%) PowerShell
3 2,201 (11.67%) C#
4 1,685 (8.93%) Python
5 1,161 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 1,152 (6.11%) Java
7 937 (4.97%) C++
8 777 (4.12%) Bash Shell
9 549 (2.91%) C
10 482 (2.55%) T-SQL
11 427 (2.26%) Ruby
12 322 (1.71%) Perl
13 289 (1.53%) VB
14 264 (1.40%) PHP
15 262 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 192 (1.02%) VB.NET
17 169 (0.90%) VBScript
18 153 (0.81%) PL/SQL
19 126 (0.67%) Go
20 116 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,944 (10.30%) Degree
2 1,786 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,010 (5.35%) MCSE
4 962 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
5 957 (5.07%) Security Cleared
6 797 (4.22%) CCNA
7 790 (4.19%) MCSA
8 503 (2.67%) MCP
9 470 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
10 452 (2.40%) SC Cleared
11 306 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 300 (1.59%) CCNP
13 292 (1.55%) DV Cleared
14 283 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 274 (1.45%) CISSP
16 180 (0.95%) MCITP
17 168 (0.89%) A+ Certification
18 142 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
19 139 (0.74%) DBS Check
20 104 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,352 (7.17%) SLA
2 568 (3.01%) QA
3 390 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 224 (1.19%) GDPR
5 186 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 99 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 77 (0.41%) COBIT
8 69 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 59 (0.31%) NIST
10 46 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 39 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 37 (0.20%) PMO
13 34 (0.18%) WAI
14 22 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 22 (0.12%) DICOM
15 21 (0.11%) NCSC
16 20 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 15 (0.080%) HIPAA
18 14 (0.074%) ISO 22301
19 13 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 8,233 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 3,116 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,355 (12.48%) Hyper-V
4 964 (5.11%) Docker
5 769 (4.08%) XenApp
6 665 (3.53%) vSphere
7 612 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
8 492 (2.61%) XenDesktop
9 384 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
10 270 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
11 255 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 180 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
13 123 (0.65%) Firmware
14 113 (0.60%) Terminal Services
15 110 (0.58%) BitLocker
16 96 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 84 (0.45%) VirtualBox
18 73 (0.39%) VMware NSX
19 71 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 70 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2,291 (12.14%) SCCM
2 932 (4.94%) Ansible
3 737 (3.91%) Puppet
4 678 (3.59%) Terraform
5 636 (3.37%) Kubernetes
6 602 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
7 548 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 510 (2.70%) SCOM
9 383 (2.03%) WSUS
10 219 (1.16%) Nagios
11 210 (1.11%) Backup Exec
12 157 (0.83%) vCenter Server
13 120 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
14 117 (0.62%) Consul
15 112 (0.59%) AirWatch
16 100 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 100 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
17 98 (0.52%) SCVMM
18 96 (0.51%) Grafana
18 96 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8,271 (43.84%) Microsoft
2 5,080 (26.93%) VMware
3 2,516 (13.34%) Cisco
4 2,467 (13.08%) Citrix
5 978 (5.18%) Oracle
6 932 (4.94%) HP
7 713 (3.78%) Dell
8 663 (3.51%) Apple
9 592 (3.14%) Veeam
10 471 (2.50%) Red Hat
11 468 (2.48%) Google
12 445 (2.36%) ServiceNow
13 421 (2.23%) NetApp
14 369 (1.96%) IBM
15 368 (1.95%) Splunk
16 311 (1.65%) SAP
17 280 (1.48%) EMC
18 266 (1.41%) Symantec
19 256 (1.36%) Meraki
20 248 (1.31%) SolarWinds