Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 5,727 18,504 21,893
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.52% 13.54% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.83% 59.04% 58.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5,430 15,759 18,479
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,875 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +5.63%

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 10,639 31,340 37,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 22.93% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8,804 24,908 30,413
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% - +2.50%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK

Windows
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK

Windows
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK

Windows
Top 19 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 31 October 2020. 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 5,315 £45,000 +12.50% 1,271
UK excluding London -3 3,679 £42,000 +12.00% 1,061
London -8 1,885 £57,500 +15.00% 293
South East -2 1,123 £43,500 +16.00% 251
North of England -2 899 £41,500 +10.93% 272
Work from Home +1 650 £47,500 -20.83% 170
Midlands -1 571 £42,500 +13.33% 216
South West -4 509 £38,500 +10.00% 146
North West -5 472 £45,000 +20.00% 163
West Midlands -2 383 £45,000 +20.00% 144
Yorkshire -2 338 £37,500 - 91
East of England -2 305 £42,500 +10.39% 91
East Midlands -4 186 £40,750 +13.19% 71
Scotland +1 157 £46,250 +19.35% 50
Wales +2 115 £37,500 +1.35% 27
North East +2 89 £40,000 +14.29% 18
Northern Ireland -6 22 £43,500 +58.18% 9
Isle of Man +1 6 £52,500 +16.67%
Channel Islands +4 3 £55,000 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 2,674 (46.69%) Microsoft
2 2,412 (42.12%) Active Directory
3 2,228 (38.90%) Windows Server
4 2,147 (37.49%) Azure
5 1,881 (32.84%) Office 365
6 1,792 (31.29%) VMware
7 1,523 (26.59%) Linux
8 1,126 (19.66%) SQL
9 1,097 (19.15%) PowerShell
10 1,080 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,070 (18.68%) Windows 10
12 937 (16.36%) AWS
13 916 (15.99%) SQL Server
14 881 (15.38%) DevOps
15 861 (15.03%) Finance
16 846 (14.77%) ITIL
17 835 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 807 (14.09%) Firewall
19 774 (13.51%) DNS
20 771 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
21 716 (12.50%) Cisco
22 656 (11.45%) Citrix
23 646 (11.28%) Hyper-V
24 644 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
25 616 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
26 612 (10.69%) C#
27 611 (10.67%) SCCM
28 591 (10.32%) Python
29 586 (10.23%) .NET
30 576 (10.06%) 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
1 493 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 484 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 286 (4.99%) IIS
4 129 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 115 (2.01%) Skype for Business
6 109 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 99 (1.73%) Confluence
8 63 (1.10%) Apache
9 51 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
10 45 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 35 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 29 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 28 (0.49%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.47%) CMS
15 20 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 18 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
17 16 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
18 14 (0.24%) EPiServer
19 13 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 616 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.10%) InVision
7 5 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.070%) Sketch
9 3 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.035%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.035%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.035%) Revit
10 2 (0.035%) UXPin
10 2 (0.035%) Windchill
10 2 (0.035%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.017%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.017%) MODO
11 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 45 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 18 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
5 10 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.16%) iTrent
6 9 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
7 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
9 5 (0.087%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.087%) Maximo
9 5 (0.087%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.070%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.052%) Aareon QL
11 3 (0.052%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.052%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.052%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,147 (37.49%) Azure
2 1,881 (32.84%) Office 365
3 937 (16.36%) AWS
4 376 (6.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 297 (5.19%) IaaS
6 225 (3.93%) SaaS
7 215 (3.75%) PaaS
8 154 (2.69%) GCP
9 130 (2.27%) OneDrive
10 84 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
11 82 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 70 (1.22%) Power Platform
13 66 (1.15%) Serverless
14 62 (1.08%) Mimecast
15 52 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
16 46 (0.80%) GitHub
17 45 (0.79%) Amazon S3
18 44 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
19 41 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
20 39 (0.68%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 807 (14.09%) Firewall
2 774 (13.51%) DNS
3 576 (10.06%) DHCP
4 502 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 458 (8.00%) WAN
6 435 (7.60%) LAN
7 382 (6.67%) SAN
8 332 (5.80%) VPN
9 215 (3.75%) VoIP
10 173 (3.02%) Skype
11 167 (2.92%) Network Security
12 166 (2.90%) Wireless
13 152 (2.65%) VLAN
14 147 (2.57%) Internet
15 127 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
16 105 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
17 97 (1.69%) NetScaler
18 75 (1.31%) SSL
19 70 (1.22%) iSCSI
19 70 (1.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 916 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 146 (2.55%) MySQL
3 97 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 93 (1.62%) Oracle Database
5 85 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 82 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 78 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 74 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
8 74 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
9 71 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 60 (1.05%) Big Data
11 56 (0.98%) MongoDB
12 47 (0.82%) Power BI
13 46 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
14 44 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
15 43 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
16 42 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
17 33 (0.58%) Hadoop
17 33 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
18 32 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 308 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 214 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 182 (3.18%) JIRA
4 129 (2.25%) Visual Studio
5 105 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 92 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 77 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 65 (1.13%) Subversion
9 64 (1.12%) Selenium
10 51 (0.89%) Bitbucket
11 47 (0.82%) GitLab
12 42 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
13 32 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
14 24 (0.42%) JUnit
15 23 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 22 (0.38%) NUnit
16 22 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
17 21 (0.37%) Maven
17 21 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 20 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 861 (15.03%) Finance
2 179 (3.13%) Law
3 171 (2.99%) Banking
4 145 (2.53%) Legal
5 124 (2.17%) Public Sector
6 103 (1.80%) Retail
6 103 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 83 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 69 (1.20%) Games
9 62 (1.08%) Marketing
10 57 (1.00%) Advertising
11 55 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 53 (0.93%) Electronics
13 49 (0.86%) Back Office
14 38 (0.66%) Local Government
15 36 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 35 (0.61%) Front Office
17 34 (0.59%) Military
18 20 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
19 18 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 741 (12.94%) Analyst
2 676 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 605 (10.56%) Support Engineer
4 473 (8.26%) Developer
5 421 (7.35%) IT Support
6 394 (6.88%) IT Engineer
7 308 (5.38%) Support Analyst
8 301 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 255 (4.45%) Azure Engineer
10 245 (4.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 232 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 228 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
13 217 (3.79%) Architect
14 216 (3.77%) Administrator
15 198 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
16 194 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
17 185 (3.23%) IT Analyst
18 184 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
19 175 (3.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 169 (2.95%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (10.23%) .NET
2 229 (4.00%) HTML
3 207 (3.61%) CSS
4 183 (3.20%) ASP.NET
5 180 (3.14%) Web Services
6 172 (3.00%) AngularJS
7 166 (2.90%) REST
8 161 (2.81%) .NET Core
9 142 (2.48%) .NET Framework
10 140 (2.44%) React
11 130 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 130 (2.27%) Node.js
12 113 (1.97%) JSON
13 111 (1.94%) XML
14 102 (1.78%) WPF
15 88 (1.54%) jQuery
16 86 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
17 83 (1.45%) WCF
18 80 (1.40%) HTML5
19 70 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 400 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 350 (6.11%) Data Centre
3 263 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 224 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 154 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 108 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 101 (1.76%) User Experience
8 92 (1.61%) PKI
9 90 (1.57%) Clustering
10 86 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
11 79 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
12 72 (1.26%) Replication
13 71 (1.24%) Algorithms
14 69 (1.20%) Private Cloud
15 64 (1.12%) Client/Server
16 63 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
17 62 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
18 60 (1.05%) Mobile App
19 50 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
20 45 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2,228 (38.90%) Windows Server
2 1,523 (26.59%) Linux
3 1,070 (18.68%) Windows 10
4 644 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 556 (9.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 405 (7.07%) Windows 7
7 373 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 297 (5.19%) Unix
9 248 (4.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 134 (2.34%) Android
11 115 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 107 (1.87%) Mac OS
13 106 (1.85%) CentOS
14 100 (1.75%) Windows 8
15 95 (1.66%) Apple iOS
16 68 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 58 (1.01%) Ubuntu
18 54 (0.94%) Solaris
19 51 (0.89%) Mac OS X
20 46 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (15.38%) DevOps
2 846 (14.77%) ITIL
3 835 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 771 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
5 534 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
6 349 (6.09%) Migration
7 339 (5.92%) Software Engineering
8 287 (5.01%) Cybersecurity
9 261 (4.56%) Infrastructure as Code
10 257 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 250 (4.37%) Change Management
12 242 (4.23%) Mentoring
12 242 (4.23%) Service Management
13 238 (4.16%) Project Delivery
14 236 (4.12%) Test Automation
15 235 (4.10%) Computer Science
16 223 (3.89%) Information Security
17 222 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
18 218 (3.81%) Project Management
19 215 (3.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,126 (19.66%) SQL
2 1,097 (19.15%) PowerShell
3 612 (10.69%) C#
4 591 (10.32%) Python
5 374 (6.53%) JavaScript
6 313 (5.47%) C++
7 310 (5.41%) Java
8 280 (4.89%) Bash Shell
9 214 (3.74%) T-SQL
10 137 (2.39%) C
11 116 (2.03%) Perl
12 77 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 72 (1.26%) VB
14 68 (1.19%) Shell Script
15 65 (1.13%) Ruby
16 63 (1.10%) PHP
17 60 (1.05%) VB.NET
18 58 (1.01%) VBScript
19 46 (0.80%) Go
20 41 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 488 (8.52%) Degree
2 463 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 351 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 246 (4.30%) MCSE
5 245 (4.28%) SC Cleared
6 202 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
7 199 (3.47%) MCSA
8 173 (3.02%) CCNA
9 104 (1.82%) MCP
10 100 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 99 (1.73%) DV Cleared
12 98 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 96 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
14 95 (1.66%) CISSP
15 61 (1.07%) CISM
16 59 (1.03%) CCNP
17 50 (0.87%) MCITP
18 38 (0.66%) RHCE
19 36 (0.63%) CREST Certified
20 34 (0.59%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (6.64%) SLA
2 176 (3.07%) GDPR
3 157 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 123 (2.15%) QA
5 53 (0.93%) NIST
6 35 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 30 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.26%) COBIT
10 13 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 8 (0.14%) NCSC
15 6 (0.10%) BS25999
15 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.052%) HL7
16 3 (0.052%) ISO 13485
16 3 (0.052%) PMO
17 2 (0.035%) EMIR
System Software
1 2,412 (42.12%) Active Directory
2 1,080 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 646 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 391 (6.83%) Docker
5 230 (4.02%) vSphere
6 178 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
7 153 (2.67%) XenApp
8 102 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
9 97 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 97 (1.69%) XenDesktop
10 75 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
11 57 (1.00%) Firmware
12 36 (0.63%) BitLocker
13 34 (0.59%) VMware Server
14 33 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 25 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
16 24 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 21 (0.37%) VMware NSX
18 20 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
18 20 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 611 (10.67%) SCCM
2 394 (6.88%) Ansible
3 329 (5.74%) Terraform
4 312 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 308 (5.38%) Kubernetes
6 234 (4.09%) Puppet
7 153 (2.67%) WSUS
8 143 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
9 130 (2.27%) SCOM
10 58 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
11 56 (0.98%) Nagios
11 56 (0.98%) vCenter Server
12 48 (0.84%) Backup Exec
13 42 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
13 42 (0.73%) SCVMM
14 38 (0.66%) NetBackup
15 30 (0.52%) SCOrch
16 27 (0.47%) Prometheus
17 21 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
17 21 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2,674 (46.69%) Microsoft
2 1,792 (31.29%) VMware
3 716 (12.50%) Cisco
4 656 (11.45%) Citrix
5 357 (6.23%) Oracle
6 268 (4.68%) HP
7 187 (3.27%) Veeam
8 174 (3.04%) Red Hat
9 156 (2.72%) Google
10 147 (2.57%) Dell
11 126 (2.20%) NetApp
11 126 (2.20%) Sophos
12 119 (2.08%) Apple
13 99 (1.73%) SolarWinds
14 95 (1.66%) Splunk
15 90 (1.57%) EMC
15 90 (1.57%) Meraki
16 86 (1.50%) SAP
17 70 (1.22%) CheckPoint
18 67 (1.17%) Symantec