Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 23,176 24,625 30,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.24% 13.89% 15.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.25% 56.52% 58.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18,901 21,029 26,567
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +4.17%

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 40,485 43,570 51,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.12% 24.57% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 32,591 35,889 44,137
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,210 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.52% - +3.90%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 +1 21,862 £41,500 +3.75% 2,758
UK excluding London 0 13,909 £37,500 +1.35% 2,043
London +1 8,779 £50,000 +5.26% 884
South East -2 4,625 £39,000 +4.00% 539
North of England -1 2,885 £37,000 +5.71% 536
Midlands +1 2,015 £36,000 +2.86% 326
East of England +3 1,861 £39,000 +4.00% 279
South West +3 1,713 £37,500 +7.14% 194
North West -1 1,584 £37,500 +1.35% 293
West Midlands +3 1,227 £36,000 -0.69% 211
Yorkshire -1 1,125 £36,500 +12.31% 200
East Midlands 0 784 £37,500 +7.14% 115
Scotland +2 575 £34,500 -9.21% 107
Wales -3 234 £30,000 -12.73% 46
North East -10 176 £32,000 -8.57% 43
Northern Ireland -5 59 £27,500 - 11
Channel Islands 0 19 £32,500 - 1
Isle of Man - 12 £32,500 - 4

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 9,691 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 9,083 (39.19%) Active Directory
3 8,391 (36.21%) Windows Server
4 6,232 (26.89%) Linux
5 6,079 (26.23%) VMware
6 5,149 (22.22%) SQL
7 5,003 (21.59%) Office 365
8 4,646 (20.05%) SQL Server
9 4,312 (18.61%) Microsoft Azure
10 4,267 (18.41%) ITIL
11 4,100 (17.69%) Finance
12 3,648 (15.74%) Microsoft Office
13 3,573 (15.42%) Windows 7
14 3,570 (15.40%) VMware Infrastructure
15 3,491 (15.06%) Windows 10
16 3,472 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 3,426 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
18 3,311 (14.29%) PowerShell
19 3,248 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
20 3,240 (13.98%) Firewall
21 3,171 (13.68%) C#
22 3,010 (12.99%) .NET
23 2,944 (12.70%) Citrix
24 2,869 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
25 2,843 (12.27%) Amazon AWS
26 2,810 (12.12%) MS Exchange
27 2,782 (12.00%) DNS
28 2,651 (11.44%) Hyper-V
29 2,587 (11.16%) Cisco
30 2,540 (10.96%) Degree

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 2,810 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 1,446 (6.24%) IIS
3 1,207 (5.21%) SharePoint
4 1,070 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 851 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 754 (3.25%) Skype for Business
7 553 (2.39%) Apache
8 405 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 355 (1.53%) Confluence
10 271 (1.17%) JBoss
11 248 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
12 205 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 201 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 189 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 185 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
16 142 (0.61%) nginx
17 140 (0.60%) OpenStack
18 139 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
19 132 (0.57%) CMS
20 123 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3,648 (15.74%) Microsoft Office
2 674 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 325 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 169 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 88 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 63 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 35 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 29 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 24 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 22 (0.095%) Camtasia
11 17 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 16 (0.069%) Simulink
13 15 (0.065%) InDesign
13 15 (0.065%) InfoPath
14 14 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
15 12 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
16 9 (0.039%) InVision
16 9 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
16 9 (0.039%) Pixate
16 9 (0.039%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 139 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 71 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 37 (0.16%) Elite 3E
5 32 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
6 30 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 30 (0.13%) Relativity
7 27 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
8 23 (0.099%) assyst
8 23 (0.099%) MetaTrader
8 23 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
8 23 (0.099%) Workfront
9 21 (0.091%) Concordance
10 17 (0.073%) Documaker
11 16 (0.069%) NetSuite
11 16 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
12 14 (0.060%) Ringtail
13 13 (0.056%) Eikon
13 13 (0.056%) Visualfiles
14 10 (0.043%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5,003 (21.59%) Office 365
2 4,312 (18.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,843 (12.27%) Amazon AWS
4 665 (2.87%) IaaS
5 635 (2.74%) SaaS
6 469 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 412 (1.78%) PaaS
8 313 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 281 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
10 267 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 246 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 244 (1.05%) GitHub
13 209 (0.90%) Mimecast
14 179 (0.77%) Amazon S3
15 167 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 155 (0.67%) G Suite
17 145 (0.63%) OneDrive
18 116 (0.50%) Serverless
19 108 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
20 90 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3,240 (13.98%) Firewall
2 2,782 (12.00%) DNS
3 2,318 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2,010 (8.67%) DHCP
5 1,834 (7.91%) LAN
6 1,738 (7.50%) WAN
7 1,700 (7.34%) SAN
8 1,392 (6.01%) VPN
9 737 (3.18%) VoIP
10 701 (3.02%) Internet
11 682 (2.94%) Network Security
12 642 (2.77%) Skype
13 592 (2.55%) VLAN
14 565 (2.44%) Wireless
15 400 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
16 390 (1.68%) NAS
17 368 (1.59%) HTTP
17 368 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
18 337 (1.45%) SSL
19 284 (1.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,646 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 798 (3.44%) MySQL
3 544 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 477 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 465 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 441 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 413 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
8 401 (1.73%) Big Data
9 384 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 379 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 359 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 279 (1.20%) MongoDB
13 276 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
14 248 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
15 246 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
16 234 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
17 223 (0.96%) RDBMS
18 164 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
19 153 (0.66%) Hadoop
20 141 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1,379 (5.95%) Git (software)
2 1,024 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 861 (3.72%) JIRA
4 655 (2.83%) Visual Studio
5 633 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 560 (2.42%) TeamCity
7 534 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 431 (1.86%) Subversion
9 365 (1.57%) Selenium
10 343 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 254 (1.10%) NUnit
12 170 (0.73%) Maven
13 169 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 168 (0.72%) Bitbucket
15 145 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
16 140 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
17 126 (0.54%) MSBuild
18 123 (0.53%) Moq
19 116 (0.50%) GoCD
20 115 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 4,100 (17.69%) Finance
2 1,080 (4.66%) Banking
3 804 (3.47%) Retail
4 675 (2.91%) Law
5 652 (2.81%) Legal
6 588 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 488 (2.11%) Marketing
8 371 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 335 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 282 (1.22%) Games
11 279 (1.20%) Advertising
12 247 (1.07%) Back Office
13 175 (0.76%) Automotive
14 165 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 163 (0.70%) Electronics
16 127 (0.55%) Front Office
17 120 (0.52%) German Language
18 111 (0.48%) Aerospace
19 105 (0.45%) Billing
20 103 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,925 (16.94%) Analyst
2 2,798 (12.07%) Support Engineer
3 2,766 (11.93%) Developer
4 2,040 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,987 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 1,888 (8.15%) IT Support
7 1,307 (5.64%) Desktop Support
8 1,271 (5.48%) IT Engineer
9 1,233 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
10 1,039 (4.48%) .NET Developer
11 996 (4.30%) Service Analyst
12 968 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 966 (4.17%) Administrator
14 965 (4.16%) Consultant
15 954 (4.12%) C# Developer
16 893 (3.85%) IT Analyst
17 885 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
18 879 (3.79%) Architect
19 829 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
20 792 (3.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,010 (12.99%) .NET
2 1,332 (5.75%) HTML
3 1,229 (5.30%) Web Services
4 1,213 (5.23%) ASP.NET
5 863 (3.72%) CSS
6 798 (3.44%) .NET Framework
7 774 (3.34%) XML
8 653 (2.82%) WPF
9 651 (2.81%) AngularJS
10 582 (2.51%) WinForms
11 551 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 551 (2.38%) WCF
12 507 (2.19%) jQuery
13 475 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
14 466 (2.01%) REST
15 420 (1.81%) JSON
16 366 (1.58%) Entity Framework
17 364 (1.57%) Middleware
18 362 (1.56%) Node.js
19 358 (1.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,644 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1,487 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 1,212 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 1,049 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
5 869 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 523 (2.26%) Driving Licence
7 444 (1.92%) Clustering
8 422 (1.82%) Replication
9 408 (1.76%) Public Cloud
10 388 (1.67%) User Experience
11 384 (1.66%) Blackberry
12 350 (1.51%) Fintech
13 343 (1.48%) Private Cloud
14 341 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
15 317 (1.37%) iPhone
16 298 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
17 284 (1.23%) Mobile App
18 282 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
19 259 (1.12%) Hedge funds
20 228 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8,391 (36.21%) Windows Server
2 6,232 (26.89%) Linux
3 3,573 (15.42%) Windows 7
4 3,491 (15.06%) Windows 10
5 3,472 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 3,248 (14.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,866 (8.05%) Unix
8 899 (3.88%) Android
9 855 (3.69%) Windows 8
10 729 (3.15%) Apple iOS
11 722 (3.12%) Mac OS X
12 667 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 566 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 397 (1.71%) Mac OS
15 373 (1.61%) Windows XP
16 371 (1.60%) CentOS
17 302 (1.30%) Solaris
18 233 (1.01%) Ubuntu
19 198 (0.85%) AIX
20 101 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,267 (18.41%) ITIL
2 3,426 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
3 2,869 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
4 2,377 (10.26%) DevOps
5 1,487 (6.42%) Software Engineering
6 1,253 (5.41%) Project Management
7 1,224 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
8 1,067 (4.60%) MVC
9 1,059 (4.57%) Test Automation
10 1,032 (4.45%) Service Management
11 1,002 (4.32%) Migration
12 984 (4.25%) TDD
13 982 (4.24%) Configuration Management
14 956 (4.12%) Scrum
15 937 (4.04%) Service Delivery
16 911 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
17 807 (3.48%) Mentoring
18 783 (3.38%) Cybersecurity
19 777 (3.35%) Information Security
20 767 (3.31%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5,149 (22.22%) SQL
2 3,311 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3,171 (13.68%) C#
4 1,869 (8.06%) Java
5 1,856 (8.01%) Python
6 1,730 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 1,232 (5.32%) C++
8 928 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 869 (3.75%) C
10 756 (3.26%) T-SQL
11 624 (2.69%) Ruby
12 598 (2.58%) Perl
13 444 (1.92%) PHP
14 407 (1.76%) VB
15 396 (1.71%) Shell Script
16 370 (1.60%) VB.NET
17 307 (1.32%) VBScript
18 204 (0.88%) PL/SQL
19 201 (0.87%) VBA
20 91 (0.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,540 (10.96%) Degree
2 2,275 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,400 (6.04%) MCSE
4 1,097 (4.73%) Security Cleared
5 919 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
6 835 (3.60%) MCSA
7 735 (3.17%) CCNA
8 693 (2.99%) MCP
9 621 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 576 (2.49%) SC Cleared
11 506 (2.18%) CISSP
12 416 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 412 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
14 374 (1.61%) MCITP
15 367 (1.58%) DV Cleared
16 347 (1.50%) CCNP
17 218 (0.94%) CISM
18 200 (0.86%) MCTS
19 166 (0.72%) SANS
20 164 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,501 (6.48%) SLA
2 620 (2.68%) QA
3 488 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 314 (1.35%) GDPR
5 243 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 123 (0.53%) GCP
7 100 (0.43%) PMO
8 90 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 76 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 68 (0.29%) COBIT
10 68 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
11 52 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 51 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 50 (0.22%) ISO 9001
14 18 (0.078%) PSD2
15 13 (0.056%) GAMP
15 13 (0.056%) MiFID
16 11 (0.047%) ISO 9000
17 10 (0.043%) FISMA
17 10 (0.043%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9,083 (39.19%) Active Directory
2 3,570 (15.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,651 (11.44%) Hyper-V
4 932 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
5 914 (3.94%) XenApp
6 863 (3.72%) vSphere
7 792 (3.42%) Docker
8 608 (2.62%) XenDesktop
9 534 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
10 451 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 283 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
12 274 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 194 (0.84%) Firmware
14 180 (0.78%) Terminal Services
15 157 (0.68%) XenServer
16 143 (0.62%) BitLocker
17 127 (0.55%) VirtualBox
18 110 (0.47%) Xen
19 89 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 79 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2,263 (9.76%) SCCM
2 1,186 (5.12%) Puppet
3 1,054 (4.55%) Ansible
4 881 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
5 589 (2.54%) SCOM
6 432 (1.86%) Terraform
7 346 (1.49%) WSUS
8 308 (1.33%) vCenter Server
9 295 (1.27%) Kubernetes
10 290 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
11 289 (1.25%) Backup Exec
12 266 (1.15%) Nagios
13 176 (0.76%) SCOrch
14 172 (0.74%) AirWatch
15 170 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
16 169 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
17 164 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 143 (0.62%) SCVMM
19 140 (0.60%) vRealize
20 139 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9,691 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 6,079 (26.23%) VMware
3 2,944 (12.70%) Citrix
4 2,587 (11.16%) Cisco
5 1,578 (6.81%) Oracle
6 1,117 (4.82%) HP
7 895 (3.86%) Apple
8 608 (2.62%) Red Hat
9 575 (2.48%) Veeam
10 568 (2.45%) Google
11 525 (2.27%) Dell
12 497 (2.14%) NetApp
13 473 (2.04%) ServiceNow
14 414 (1.79%) IBM
15 367 (1.58%) Symantec
16 366 (1.58%) EMC
17 351 (1.51%) SolarWinds
18 348 (1.50%) Splunk
19 321 (1.39%) SAP
20 288 (1.24%) Avaya