Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 24501 29291 34606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.92% 14.86% 15.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.10% 58.51% 59.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20696 25572 29702
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £37,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year - +1.37% +4.29%

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 43674 50058 57773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.81% 25.40% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 35502 42699 48515
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 -3 23148 £40,000 - 1485
UK excluding London -2 14659 £37,000 - 1078
London -1 9426 £47,500 - 483
South East -4 5105 £37,500 -6.25% 318
North of England -1 3257 £35,000 - 274
Midlands -1 2004 £36,000 +7.46% 167
East of England 0 1856 £39,000 +2.63% 132
North West -1 1807 £35,000 -6.67% 148
South West -3 1563 £36,500 +7.35% 111
Yorkshire -3 1297 £33,750 -3.57% 105
West Midlands 0 1258 £36,500 +12.31% 98
East Midlands -6 762 £35,000 - 69
Scotland 0 571 £40,000 +5.26% 57
Wales -5 296 £34,125 -2.50% 18
North East 0 156 £35,000 - 21
Northern Ireland 0 57 £30,000 -10.45% 2
Channel Islands +4 12 £32,500 -10.96%
Isle of Man -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows.

1 9976 (40.72%) Microsoft
2 9493 (38.75%) Active Directory
3 9082 (37.07%) Windows Server
4 6781 (27.68%) VMware
5 6533 (26.66%) Linux
6 5804 (23.69%) SQL
7 5570 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 4769 (19.46%) ITIL
9 4532 (18.50%) Finance
10 4332 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 4068 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 4020 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3934 (16.06%) Office 365
14 3897 (15.91%) MS Exchange
15 3776 (15.41%) Windows 7
16 3770 (15.39%) Firewall
17 3617 (14.76%) Microsoft Office
18 3546 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
19 3478 (14.20%) Cisco
20 3463 (14.13%) C#
21 3346 (13.66%) .NET
22 3069 (12.53%) Citrix
23 3064 (12.51%) PowerShell
24 3053 (12.46%) Degree
25 3048 (12.44%) DNS
26 2952 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
27 2753 (11.24%) Hyper-V
28 2667 (10.89%) TCP/IP
29 2554 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
30 2482 (10.13%) Unix

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 3897 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 1873 (7.64%) IIS
3 1699 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1528 (6.24%) SharePoint
5 1040 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 893 (3.64%) Skype for Business
7 659 (2.69%) Apache
8 543 (2.22%) Tomcat
9 433 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 312 (1.27%) JBoss
11 277 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
12 256 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 243 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 235 (0.96%) CMS
15 234 (0.96%) Confluence
16 229 (0.93%) WebLogic
17 216 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
18 191 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
19 150 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
20 140 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3617 (14.76%) Microsoft Office
2 593 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 280 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 162 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 78 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 44 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 40 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 37 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 18 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.065%) AutoCAD
10 16 (0.065%) InDesign
11 15 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
12 13 (0.053%) Acrobat
13 12 (0.049%) InfoPath
14 10 (0.041%) Simulink
15 7 (0.029%) Maple
15 7 (0.029%) Maya
16 6 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
16 6 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
16 6 (0.024%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 267 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 64 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 63 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 61 (0.25%) ION MarketView
6 41 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 32 (0.13%) Teamcenter
8 27 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 24 (0.098%) assyst
10 21 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 18 (0.073%) Exstream
11 18 (0.073%) SAP BPC
12 16 (0.065%) Magento
13 15 (0.061%) SAP ERP
14 14 (0.057%) JDE EnterpriseOne
14 14 (0.057%) Maximo
14 14 (0.057%) SAP Business One
15 13 (0.053%) Actimize
15 13 (0.053%) MetaTrader
16 12 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3934 (16.06%) Office 365
2 2952 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2155 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
4 661 (2.70%) IaaS
5 566 (2.31%) SaaS
6 424 (1.73%) PaaS
7 290 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 236 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 164 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 149 (0.61%) Mimecast
11 143 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 140 (0.57%) G Suite
13 132 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 131 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 105 (0.43%) Amazon S3
16 92 (0.38%) GitHub
17 78 (0.32%) OneDrive
18 68 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 50 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
20 41 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3770 (15.39%) Firewall
2 3048 (12.44%) DNS
3 2667 (10.89%) TCP/IP
4 2319 (9.46%) DHCP
5 2173 (8.87%) SAN
6 2080 (8.49%) LAN
7 2044 (8.34%) WAN
8 1664 (6.79%) VPN
9 961 (3.92%) VoIP
10 917 (3.74%) Internet
11 744 (3.04%) Skype
12 725 (2.96%) VLAN
13 668 (2.73%) Network Security
14 622 (2.54%) Wireless
15 480 (1.96%) NAS
16 404 (1.65%) MPLS
17 376 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
18 371 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
19 370 (1.51%) HTTP
20 349 (1.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5570 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 935 (3.82%) MySQL
3 806 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 675 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 556 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 540 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 493 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 446 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 414 (1.69%) NoSQL
10 374 (1.53%) MongoDB
11 364 (1.49%) Oracle Database
12 345 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
13 296 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
14 264 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 246 (1.00%) RDBMS
16 233 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
17 221 (0.90%) Big Data
18 211 (0.86%) Hadoop
19 176 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
20 175 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1086 (4.43%) Git (software)
2 890 (3.63%) Visual Studio
3 837 (3.42%) JIRA
4 725 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 658 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 573 (2.34%) Subversion
7 452 (1.84%) TeamCity
8 433 (1.77%) NUnit
9 408 (1.67%) Selenium
10 304 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
11 281 (1.15%) Rhino Mocks
12 246 (1.00%) Moq
13 220 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 214 (0.87%) MSTest
15 209 (0.85%) Maven
16 191 (0.78%) JUnit
17 164 (0.67%) Eclipse
18 160 (0.65%) MSI
19 145 (0.59%) Hudson
20 139 (0.57%) Cucumber
General
1 4532 (18.50%) Finance
2 1433 (5.85%) Banking
3 1040 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 1007 (4.11%) Retail
5 657 (2.68%) Legal
6 625 (2.55%) Investment Banking
7 598 (2.44%) Marketing
8 557 (2.27%) Law
9 550 (2.24%) Manufacturing
10 410 (1.67%) Retail Banking
11 381 (1.56%) Electronics
12 376 (1.53%) Games
13 338 (1.38%) Back Office
14 306 (1.25%) Advertising
15 250 (1.02%) Front Office
16 180 (0.73%) Publishing
17 160 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 150 (0.61%) Automotive
19 100 (0.41%) Military
20 96 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4464 (18.22%) Analyst
2 3231 (13.19%) Developer
3 2903 (11.85%) Support Engineer
4 2291 (9.35%) Support Analyst
5 2139 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2120 (8.65%) IT Support
7 1345 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 1329 (5.42%) IT Engineer
9 1275 (5.20%) Administrator
10 1189 (4.85%) .NET Developer
11 1178 (4.81%) Windows Engineer
12 1084 (4.42%) C# Developer
13 1039 (4.24%) Desktop Support
14 1006 (4.11%) IT Analyst
15 973 (3.97%) Service Analyst
16 930 (3.80%) Software Engineer
17 896 (3.66%) Applications Support
18 894 (3.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 852 (3.48%) IT Support Engineer
20 834 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3346 (13.66%) .NET
2 1555 (6.35%) ASP.NET
3 1509 (6.16%) HTML
4 1364 (5.57%) Web Services
5 1161 (4.74%) CSS
6 1007 (4.11%) XML
7 776 (3.17%) WPF
8 708 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 678 (2.77%) WCF
10 663 (2.71%) .NET Framework
11 646 (2.64%) AngularJS
11 646 (2.64%) WinForms
12 644 (2.63%) jQuery
13 516 (2.11%) SOAP
14 465 (1.90%) HTML5
15 406 (1.66%) JSON
16 376 (1.53%) REST
17 345 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
18 339 (1.38%) RESTful
19 328 (1.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1622 (6.62%) Computer Science
2 1551 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1383 (5.64%) Data Centre
4 866 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 620 (2.53%) Clustering
6 571 (2.33%) User Experience
7 560 (2.29%) Blackberry
8 540 (2.20%) Driving Licence
9 394 (1.61%) iPad
10 378 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 368 (1.50%) Mobile App
12 358 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
13 356 (1.45%) Replication
14 338 (1.38%) Hedge funds
15 333 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
16 316 (1.29%) Algorithms
17 282 (1.15%) Fintech
18 240 (0.98%) Public Cloud
19 230 (0.94%) iPhone
20 211 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9082 (37.07%) Windows Server
2 6533 (26.66%) Linux
3 4332 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 4068 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 3776 (15.41%) Windows 7
6 2482 (10.13%) Unix
7 2450 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 1269 (5.18%) Android
9 1249 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 1199 (4.89%) Windows 8
11 1017 (4.15%) Apple iOS
12 705 (2.88%) Mac OS X
13 699 (2.85%) Windows XP
14 644 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 461 (1.88%) CentOS
16 433 (1.77%) Solaris
17 415 (1.69%) Mac OS
18 246 (1.00%) Ubuntu
19 188 (0.77%) Debian
20 181 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4769 (19.46%) ITIL
2 3546 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
3 1794 (7.32%) DevOps
4 1720 (7.02%) Software Engineering
5 1359 (5.55%) Scrum
6 1211 (4.94%) MVC
7 1205 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
8 1146 (4.68%) Project Management
9 1073 (4.38%) TDD
10 1002 (4.09%) Mentoring
11 965 (3.94%) Service Management
12 958 (3.91%) OO
13 941 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 939 (3.83%) Service Delivery
15 936 (3.82%) Test Automation
16 926 (3.78%) Migration
17 900 (3.67%) Change Management
18 887 (3.62%) SDLC
19 839 (3.42%) Configuration Management
20 768 (3.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5804 (23.69%) SQL
2 3463 (14.13%) C#
3 3064 (12.51%) PowerShell
4 2452 (10.01%) Java
5 1919 (7.83%) Python
6 1895 (7.73%) JavaScript
7 1787 (7.29%) C++
8 1042 (4.25%) C
9 849 (3.47%) Bash Shell
10 845 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 767 (3.13%) Perl
12 584 (2.38%) PHP
13 558 (2.28%) Ruby
14 518 (2.11%) VB
15 512 (2.09%) Shell Script
16 398 (1.62%) VB.NET
17 291 (1.19%) VBScript
18 181 (0.74%) VBA
19 180 (0.73%) PL/SQL
20 159 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3053 (12.46%) Degree
2 2554 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 1590 (6.49%) MCSE
4 1351 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1067 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1040 (4.24%) Security Cleared
7 934 (3.81%) MCSA
8 801 (3.27%) MCP
9 688 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 633 (2.58%) SC Cleared
11 523 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 505 (2.06%) CCNP
13 478 (1.95%) CISSP
14 450 (1.84%) MCITP
15 393 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
16 356 (1.45%) DV Cleared
17 257 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
18 246 (1.00%) CISM
19 222 (0.91%) ISEB
20 218 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1524 (6.22%) SLA
2 772 (3.15%) QA
3 597 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 341 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 122 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 105 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 85 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 76 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 73 (0.30%) GDPR
10 69 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 66 (0.27%) Data Quality
12 45 (0.18%) PMO
13 40 (0.16%) SEPA
14 38 (0.16%) COBIT
15 32 (0.13%) NIST 800
16 31 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 23 (0.094%) GCP
17 23 (0.094%) HL7
18 14 (0.057%) WCAG
19 13 (0.053%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 9493 (38.75%) Active Directory
2 4020 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2753 (11.24%) Hyper-V
4 1086 (4.43%) vSphere
5 981 (4.00%) XenApp
6 869 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 563 (2.30%) XenDesktop
8 560 (2.29%) Docker
9 495 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
10 267 (1.09%) Terminal Services
11 246 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
12 227 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
13 174 (0.71%) XenServer
14 140 (0.57%) Firmware
15 137 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
16 111 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
17 100 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 98 (0.40%) KVM
19 92 (0.38%) Xen
20 90 (0.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2016 (8.23%) SCCM
2 1000 (4.08%) Puppet
3 843 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
4 704 (2.87%) SCOM
5 700 (2.86%) Ansible
6 423 (1.73%) Backup Exec
7 399 (1.63%) WSUS
8 366 (1.49%) Nagios
9 254 (1.04%) vCenter Server
10 199 (0.81%) AirWatch
11 184 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
12 173 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
13 149 (0.61%) Kubernetes
13 149 (0.61%) Terraform
14 124 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
15 123 (0.50%) NetBackup
16 112 (0.46%) Opsview
17 106 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
18 101 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 100 (0.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9976 (40.72%) Microsoft
2 6781 (27.68%) VMware
3 3478 (14.20%) Cisco
4 3069 (12.53%) Citrix
5 1760 (7.18%) Oracle
6 1526 (6.23%) HP
7 842 (3.44%) Red Hat
8 767 (3.13%) Apple
9 742 (3.03%) NetApp
10 635 (2.59%) Dell
11 554 (2.26%) Veeam
12 510 (2.08%) Juniper
13 506 (2.07%) IBM
14 460 (1.88%) CheckPoint
15 458 (1.87%) Google
16 443 (1.81%) SAP
17 432 (1.76%) Symantec
18 383 (1.56%) EMC
19 375 (1.53%) Splunk
20 348 (1.42%) F5