Period
to

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 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 34 22 13
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 14,168 9,191 11,503
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.62% 9.91% 12.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.79% 52.27% 59.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9,815 7,562 9,530
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £30,500 £31,530 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,875
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - - +6.67%

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 30,943 17,584 19,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.82% 18.97% 21.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16,378 13,801 15,788
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26 May 2022.

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 26 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -9 12,326 £43,000 -4.44% 2,105
UK excluding London -5 7,860 £40,000 - 1,676
Work from Home -9 5,543 £49,000 +3.16% 614
London -17 5,004 £52,500 -7.08% 554
South East -2 2,120 £42,500 - 389
North of England -3 2,039 £36,274 -9.31% 460
Midlands -2 1,201 £39,148 -2.13% 285
North West 0 1,022 £35,000 -17.65% 223
South West 0 977 £38,000 +1.33% 197
East of England -2 883 £40,000 -4.07% 210
Yorkshire -6 802 £35,000 -12.50% 173
West Midlands -7 749 £42,500 +6.25% 162
Scotland -14 456 £40,000 - 86
East Midlands -4 450 £30,500 -19.74% 123
North East +4 213 £40,000 +5.96% 64
Wales -23 142 £42,500 +21.43% 31
Northern Ireland +6 85 £37,250 -0.67% 19
Channel Islands -2 5 £50,000 +38.89% 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, 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 6,172 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 5,521 (38.97%) Active Directory
3 5,367 (37.88%) Azure
4 4,919 (34.72%) Microsoft 365
5 4,667 (32.94%) Windows Server
6 4,295 (30.31%) Linux
7 3,899 (27.52%) Social Skills
8 2,895 (20.43%) VMware
9 2,742 (19.35%) Windows 10
10 2,564 (18.10%) AWS
11 2,554 (18.03%) Agile
12 2,453 (17.31%) SQL
13 2,435 (17.19%) ITIL
14 2,358 (16.64%) Problem-Solving
15 2,344 (16.54%) Finance
16 2,329 (16.44%) PowerShell
17 2,284 (16.12%) DevOps
18 2,105 (14.86%) Firewall
19 1,951 (13.77%) SQL Server
20 1,931 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 1,843 (13.01%) Microsoft Office
22 1,818 (12.83%) Degree
23 1,810 (12.78%) DNS
24 1,761 (12.43%) Python
25 1,586 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 1,512 (10.67%) CI/CD
27 1,432 (10.11%) C#
28 1,345 (9.49%) DHCP
29 1,342 (9.47%) Docker
30 1,324 (9.35%) Cisco

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 1,207 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 1,018 (7.19%) MS Exchange
3 838 (5.91%) IIS
4 306 (2.16%) Apache
5 266 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 257 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
7 251 (1.77%) Confluence
8 157 (1.11%) JBoss
9 132 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 131 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 109 (0.77%) CMS
12 107 (0.76%) Skype for Business
13 82 (0.58%) nginx
14 66 (0.47%) Apache Spark
15 61 (0.43%) WordPress
16 47 (0.33%) WebLogic
17 37 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
17 37 (0.26%) OpenStack
18 36 (0.25%) Ethereum
19 31 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 1,843 (13.01%) Microsoft Office
2 426 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 230 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 72 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 67 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 52 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 30 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.071%) Campfire
8 10 (0.071%) Chatbot
9 9 (0.064%) Maple
9 9 (0.064%) Sketch
10 8 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.042%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.042%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.042%) InCopy
11 6 (0.042%) InDesign
11 6 (0.042%) InVision
11 6 (0.042%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 134 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.54%) Sentinel
3 47 (0.33%) Oracle Clinical
4 45 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 44 (0.31%) Temenos T24
6 30 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 21 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 17 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 15 (0.11%) Elite 3E
9 15 (0.11%) Sage 200
10 11 (0.078%) MetaTrader
11 10 (0.071%) Line 50
12 7 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
12 7 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.042%) BambooHR
13 6 (0.042%) Eikon
13 6 (0.042%) Sage X3
13 6 (0.042%) Visualfiles
14 5 (0.035%) SAP PA-EC
Cloud Services
1 5,367 (37.88%) Azure
2 4,919 (34.72%) Microsoft 365
3 2,564 (18.10%) AWS
4 1,190 (8.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 793 (5.60%) GCP
6 711 (5.02%) SaaS
7 637 (4.50%) IaaS
8 513 (3.62%) PaaS
9 453 (3.20%) Serverless
10 438 (3.09%) OneDrive
11 423 (2.99%) GitHub
12 387 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 327 (2.31%) Power Platform
14 278 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
15 240 (1.69%) OpenShift
16 235 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
17 214 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 214 (1.51%) Mimecast
18 206 (1.45%) Amazon S3
19 177 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2,105 (14.86%) Firewall
2 1,810 (12.78%) DNS
3 1,345 (9.49%) DHCP
4 1,038 (7.33%) TCP/IP
5 1,031 (7.28%) WAN
6 1,030 (7.27%) VPN
7 1,028 (7.26%) LAN
8 602 (4.25%) SAN
9 521 (3.68%) Internet
10 488 (3.44%) VoIP
11 458 (3.23%) Wireless
12 432 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
13 422 (2.98%) Network Security
14 372 (2.63%) VLAN
15 299 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
16 242 (1.71%) HTTP
17 173 (1.22%) NAS
18 160 (1.13%) SSL
19 148 (1.04%) Skype
20 145 (1.02%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,951 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 548 (3.87%) MySQL
3 494 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
4 412 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 283 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 268 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 228 (1.61%) RDBMS
8 207 (1.46%) MongoDB
9 188 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
10 184 (1.30%) NoSQL
11 182 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 164 (1.16%) Power BI
13 163 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
14 155 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 136 (0.96%) InfluxDB
16 126 (0.89%) Big Data
17 117 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 90 (0.64%) Tableau
19 81 (0.57%) Redis
20 79 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,115 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 949 (6.70%) Jenkins
3 575 (4.06%) JIRA
4 309 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 295 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 278 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 259 (1.83%) GitLab
7 259 (1.83%) Visual Studio
8 185 (1.31%) Subversion
9 167 (1.18%) Bitbucket
10 166 (1.17%) Selenium
11 165 (1.16%) Travis CI
12 118 (0.83%) NUnit
13 113 (0.80%) IBM UrbanCode
14 95 (0.67%) Cypress.io
15 93 (0.66%) Cucumber
16 90 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 83 (0.59%) Bitbucket Server
18 81 (0.57%) Maven
19 77 (0.54%) webpack
General
1 3,899 (27.52%) Social Skills
2 2,344 (16.54%) Finance
3 1,224 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 593 (4.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 563 (3.97%) Law
6 510 (3.60%) Banking
7 504 (3.56%) Retail
8 485 (3.42%) Legal
9 455 (3.21%) Manufacturing
10 446 (3.15%) Organisational Skills
11 425 (3.00%) Public Sector
12 378 (2.67%) Telecoms
13 353 (2.49%) Marketing
14 323 (2.28%) Games
15 314 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
16 250 (1.76%) Electronics
17 188 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
18 168 (1.19%) Advertising
19 144 (1.02%) Back Office
20 121 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,266 (15.99%) Analyst
2 1,558 (11.00%) Support Engineer
3 1,329 (9.38%) IT Support
4 1,274 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,252 (8.84%) Developer
6 1,052 (7.43%) IT Engineer
7 1,028 (7.26%) Support Analyst
8 724 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 718 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
10 675 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 616 (4.35%) IT Analyst
12 583 (4.11%) Service Analyst
13 563 (3.97%) IT Support Engineer
14 528 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
15 475 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
16 459 (3.24%) Desktop Support
17 453 (3.20%) Architect
18 446 (3.15%) Administrator
19 414 (2.92%) Consultant
20 397 (2.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,185 (8.36%) .NET
2 595 (4.20%) HTML
3 514 (3.63%) React
4 476 (3.36%) REST
5 443 (3.13%) Web Services
6 438 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
7 425 (3.00%) CSS
8 378 (2.67%) AngularJS
9 323 (2.28%) Node.js
10 288 (2.03%) ASP.NET
11 282 (1.99%) .NET Core
12 260 (1.84%) XML
13 243 (1.72%) .NET Framework
14 227 (1.60%) JSON
15 209 (1.48%) Spring
16 193 (1.36%) HTML5
17 192 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
18 189 (1.33%) RESTful
19 184 (1.30%) Kafka
20 165 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 813 (5.74%) Data Centre
2 770 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
3 646 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 634 (4.47%) User Experience
5 434 (3.06%) Public Cloud
6 318 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 315 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
8 305 (2.15%) Virtual Team
9 255 (1.80%) Replication
10 249 (1.76%) Clustering
11 242 (1.71%) Smartphone
12 229 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 210 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
14 206 (1.45%) Cloud Native
15 193 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
16 190 (1.34%) Mobile App
17 189 (1.33%) Private Cloud
18 177 (1.25%) Cyberattack
19 171 (1.21%) PKI
20 167 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4,667 (32.94%) Windows Server
2 4,295 (30.31%) Linux
3 2,742 (19.35%) Windows 10
4 1,129 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 999 (7.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 838 (5.91%) Unix
7 799 (5.64%) Android
8 776 (5.48%) Windows Server 2019
9 671 (4.74%) Apple iOS
10 618 (4.36%) Mac OS
11 577 (4.07%) Windows 7
12 523 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 321 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 245 (1.73%) Mac OS X
15 179 (1.26%) CentOS
16 170 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 166 (1.17%) Ubuntu
18 141 (1.00%) VMS
19 134 (0.95%) Solaris
20 132 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,554 (18.03%) Agile
2 2,435 (17.19%) ITIL
3 2,358 (16.64%) Problem-Solving
4 2,284 (16.12%) DevOps
5 1,586 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1,512 (10.67%) CI/CD
7 1,062 (7.50%) Computer Science
8 1,045 (7.38%) Software Engineering
9 1,032 (7.28%) Mentoring
10 1,002 (7.07%) Service Delivery
11 978 (6.90%) Test Automation
12 940 (6.63%) Project Management
13 933 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
14 797 (5.63%) Migration
15 746 (5.27%) Scrum
16 718 (5.07%) Change Management
17 716 (5.05%) Incident Management
18 714 (5.04%) Infrastructure as Code
19 704 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
20 695 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,453 (17.31%) SQL
2 2,329 (16.44%) PowerShell
3 1,761 (12.43%) Python
4 1,432 (10.11%) C#
5 1,053 (7.43%) JavaScript
6 1,038 (7.33%) Java
7 854 (6.03%) C++
8 798 (5.63%) Bash
9 375 (2.65%) C
10 320 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 276 (1.95%) Go
12 270 (1.91%) TypeScript
13 252 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 250 (1.76%) Perl
15 233 (1.64%) Ruby
16 118 (0.83%) PHP
17 99 (0.70%) VB
17 99 (0.70%) VBScript
18 80 (0.56%) PL/SQL
19 77 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,818 (12.83%) Degree
2 962 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 816 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 638 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 479 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 414 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
7 370 (2.61%) MCSE
8 348 (2.46%) CCNA
9 248 (1.75%) MCSA
10 245 (1.73%) DV Cleared
11 219 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 197 (1.39%) CISSP
13 191 (1.35%) MCP
14 186 (1.31%) DBS Check
15 121 (0.85%) CCNP
16 120 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 117 (0.83%) PMI Certification
18 110 (0.78%) A+ Certification
19 108 (0.76%) AWS Certification
20 106 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,193 (8.42%) SLA
2 607 (4.28%) QA
3 365 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 337 (2.38%) GDPR
5 181 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 134 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 113 (0.80%) Accessibility
8 107 (0.76%) NIST
9 70 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 59 (0.42%) Good Clinical Practice
11 49 (0.35%) PMO
12 41 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 36 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 35 (0.25%) SOC 2
15 31 (0.22%) NCSC
16 29 (0.20%) HL7
16 29 (0.20%) MiFID
17 27 (0.19%) EMIR
18 22 (0.16%) FATCA
18 22 (0.16%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 5,521 (38.97%) Active Directory
2 1,931 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,342 (9.47%) Docker
4 1,042 (7.35%) Hyper-V
5 468 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 403 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
7 361 (2.55%) vSphere
8 290 (2.05%) XenApp
9 279 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 202 (1.43%) XenDesktop
11 123 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 117 (0.83%) Firmware
13 83 (0.59%) Terminal Services
14 70 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
15 55 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 50 (0.35%) BitLocker
16 50 (0.35%) VMware NSX
17 39 (0.28%) NFS
17 39 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
18 38 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,277 (9.01%) Kubernetes
2 1,271 (8.97%) Terraform
3 1,237 (8.73%) SCCM
4 1,039 (7.33%) Ansible
5 876 (6.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 496 (3.50%) Puppet
7 445 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
8 266 (1.88%) Prometheus
9 240 (1.69%) Grafana
10 239 (1.69%) WSUS
11 199 (1.40%) Jamf Pro
12 187 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
13 180 (1.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 169 (1.19%) SCOM
15 162 (1.14%) Kibana
16 155 (1.09%) vCenter Server
17 134 (0.95%) Consul
18 123 (0.87%) Automic
19 116 (0.82%) logstash
20 102 (0.72%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6,172 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 2,895 (20.43%) VMware
3 1,324 (9.35%) Cisco
4 1,282 (9.05%) Citrix
5 908 (6.41%) Oracle
6 669 (4.72%) Google
7 595 (4.20%) Apple
8 461 (3.25%) Veeam
9 439 (3.10%) HP
10 394 (2.78%) Splunk
11 376 (2.65%) Red Hat
12 294 (2.08%) Dell
13 286 (2.02%) ServiceNow
14 282 (1.99%) Meraki
15 236 (1.67%) SolarWinds
16 233 (1.64%) Sophos
17 205 (1.45%) IBM
18 157 (1.11%) SAP
19 154 (1.09%) Juniper
20 150 (1.06%) Bloomberg