Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 24513 27695 34241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.96% 14.60% 15.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.15% 58.59% 59.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20592 24038 29499
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.67% +7.14%

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 43658 47272 57559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.87% 24.93% 26.31%
Number of salaries quoted 35191 40114 48509
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23059 £40,000 - 1208
UK excluding London 0 14658 £35,000 -4.11% 880
London -1 9419 £48,040 +1.14% 372
South East -4 4907 £37,500 -6.25% 277
North of England -1 3255 £33,500 -4.29% 224
Midlands -1 2024 £35,000 +7.69% 144
East of England +3 1966 £39,000 -2.50% 116
North West -1 1813 £35,000 -6.67% 120
South West -2 1531 £36,000 +10.77% 75
West Midlands 0 1264 £35,000 +7.69% 83
Yorkshire -3 1241 £32,500 -7.14% 88
East Midlands -3 753 £32,500 -3.56% 61
Scotland +2 675 £38,500 -0.44% 26
Wales +3 286 £32,000 -1.54% 16
North East +4 200 £32,500 -7.14% 16
Northern Ireland -13 49 £30,000 -1.64% 1
Channel Islands +6 10 £33,000 -9.59% 1
Isle of Man -10 2 £36,500 -14.12%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 10056 (41.02%) Microsoft
2 9418 (38.42%) Active Directory
3 8949 (36.51%) Windows Server
4 6811 (27.79%) VMware
5 6338 (25.86%) Linux
6 5670 (23.13%) SQL
7 5448 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 4852 (19.79%) ITIL
9 4699 (19.17%) Finance
10 4265 (17.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 4146 (16.91%) Office 365
12 4132 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3987 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 3826 (15.61%) Windows 7
15 3813 (15.56%) MS Exchange
16 3673 (14.98%) Firewall
17 3581 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
18 3538 (14.43%) Cisco
19 3496 (14.26%) Agile Software Development
20 3457 (14.10%) C#
21 3265 (13.32%) .NET
22 3236 (13.20%) Citrix
23 3162 (12.90%) PowerShell
24 3065 (12.50%) Degree
25 2997 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
26 2910 (11.87%) DNS
27 2720 (11.10%) Windows 10
28 2710 (11.06%) Hyper-V
29 2634 (10.75%) TCP/IP
30 2545 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification

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 3813 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 1845 (7.53%) IIS
3 1732 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1469 (5.99%) SharePoint
5 1036 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 929 (3.79%) Skype for Business
7 700 (2.86%) Apache
8 553 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 422 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
10 311 (1.27%) JBoss
11 274 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
12 261 (1.06%) Confluence
13 236 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 235 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
15 222 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 215 (0.88%) WebLogic
17 211 (0.86%) CMS
18 178 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
19 149 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
20 143 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3581 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 575 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 244 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 151 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 84 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 57 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 18 (0.073%) Acrobat
9 18 (0.073%) AutoCAD
10 16 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (0.061%) InDesign
12 14 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
13 10 (0.041%) Simulink
14 9 (0.037%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.037%) Maya
15 8 (0.033%) Doxygen
16 7 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
16 7 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
17 6 (0.024%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 239 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (0.33%) ION MarketView
3 72 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 63 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 54 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 26 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 24 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
9 23 (0.094%) assyst
9 23 (0.094%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 22 (0.090%) MetaTrader
11 19 (0.078%) Visualfiles
12 17 (0.069%) SAP BPC
13 16 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 15 (0.061%) Exstream
14 15 (0.061%) Markit EDM
14 15 (0.061%) SAP ERP
15 14 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
15 14 (0.057%) ResourceLink
15 14 (0.057%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4146 (16.91%) Office 365
2 2997 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2102 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
4 621 (2.53%) IaaS
5 570 (2.33%) SaaS
6 365 (1.49%) PaaS
7 273 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 238 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 198 (0.81%) Mimecast
10 163 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 141 (0.58%) G Suite
12 138 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
13 121 (0.49%) GitHub
14 107 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
15 103 (0.42%) OneDrive
15 103 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 78 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 77 (0.31%) Amazon S3
18 55 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
19 33 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3673 (14.98%) Firewall
2 2910 (11.87%) DNS
3 2634 (10.75%) TCP/IP
4 2204 (8.99%) DHCP
5 2185 (8.91%) SAN
6 1948 (7.95%) WAN
7 1923 (7.84%) LAN
8 1602 (6.54%) VPN
9 919 (3.75%) VoIP
10 872 (3.56%) Internet
11 805 (3.28%) Skype
12 724 (2.95%) VLAN
13 663 (2.70%) Wireless
14 595 (2.43%) Network Security
15 463 (1.89%) NAS
16 399 (1.63%) SSL
17 376 (1.53%) MPLS
18 372 (1.52%) HTTP
19 365 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
20 342 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5448 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 919 (3.75%) MySQL
3 758 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 635 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 519 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 489 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 454 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 433 (1.77%) NoSQL
9 424 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 361 (1.47%) MongoDB
11 351 (1.43%) Oracle Database
12 300 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 279 (1.14%) Big Data
14 269 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
15 254 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
16 238 (0.97%) RDBMS
17 237 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 219 (0.89%) Hadoop
19 174 (0.71%) Redis
20 157 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1073 (4.38%) Git (software)
2 862 (3.52%) Visual Studio
3 851 (3.47%) JIRA
4 754 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 611 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 503 (2.05%) Subversion
7 485 (1.98%) TeamCity
8 430 (1.75%) NUnit
9 393 (1.60%) Selenium
10 344 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 282 (1.15%) Rhino Mocks
12 244 (1.00%) Moq
13 225 (0.92%) MSTest
14 222 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 219 (0.89%) Maven
16 191 (0.78%) JUnit
17 156 (0.64%) Hudson
18 141 (0.58%) MSI
19 139 (0.57%) Cucumber
20 131 (0.53%) Eclipse
General
1 4699 (19.17%) Finance
2 1612 (6.58%) Banking
3 948 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 771 (3.15%) Investment Banking
5 692 (2.82%) Retail
6 630 (2.57%) Legal
7 568 (2.32%) Marketing
8 561 (2.29%) Law
9 554 (2.26%) Retail Banking
10 522 (2.13%) Manufacturing
11 335 (1.37%) Back Office
12 327 (1.33%) Games
13 318 (1.30%) Electronics
14 300 (1.22%) Advertising
15 268 (1.09%) Front Office
16 179 (0.73%) Financial Institution
17 174 (0.71%) Publishing
18 130 (0.53%) Automotive
19 105 (0.43%) Military
20 87 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4367 (17.82%) Analyst
2 3199 (13.05%) Developer
3 2902 (11.84%) Support Engineer
4 2278 (9.29%) Support Analyst
5 2142 (8.74%) IT Support
6 2103 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1370 (5.59%) IT Engineer
8 1334 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 1191 (4.86%) Administrator
10 1171 (4.78%) .NET Developer
11 1151 (4.70%) Desktop Support
12 1101 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
13 1041 (4.25%) C# Developer
14 1000 (4.08%) Software Engineer
15 974 (3.97%) IT Analyst
16 967 (3.94%) Applications Support
17 937 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 929 (3.79%) Service Analyst
19 852 (3.48%) Consultant
20 848 (3.46%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3265 (13.32%) .NET
2 1528 (6.23%) HTML
3 1510 (6.16%) ASP.NET
4 1292 (5.27%) Web Services
5 1122 (4.58%) CSS
6 923 (3.77%) XML
7 762 (3.11%) WPF
8 713 (2.91%) jQuery
9 711 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 680 (2.77%) .NET Framework
11 673 (2.75%) WinForms
12 638 (2.60%) AngularJS
13 602 (2.46%) WCF
14 495 (2.02%) SOAP
15 488 (1.99%) HTML5
16 419 (1.71%) JSON
17 358 (1.46%) REST
18 327 (1.33%) Ajax
19 324 (1.32%) RESTful
20 318 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1698 (6.93%) Computer Science
2 1673 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1394 (5.69%) Data Centre
4 859 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 652 (2.66%) Clustering
6 611 (2.49%) User Experience
7 589 (2.40%) Driving Licence
8 523 (2.13%) Blackberry
9 418 (1.71%) Client/Server
10 385 (1.57%) Replication
11 377 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 353 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
13 339 (1.38%) Algorithms
14 330 (1.35%) Mobile App
15 323 (1.32%) Hedge funds
16 313 (1.28%) Fintech
17 312 (1.27%) iPad
18 239 (0.97%) iPhone
19 234 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
20 232 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8949 (36.51%) Windows Server
2 6338 (25.86%) Linux
3 4265 (17.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 3987 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3826 (15.61%) Windows 7
6 2720 (11.10%) Windows 10
7 2464 (10.05%) Unix
8 1255 (5.12%) Windows 8
9 1116 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 1105 (4.51%) Android
11 908 (3.70%) Apple iOS
12 679 (2.77%) Mac OS X
13 637 (2.60%) Windows XP
14 604 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 443 (1.81%) CentOS
16 415 (1.69%) Solaris
17 359 (1.46%) Mac OS
18 247 (1.01%) Ubuntu
19 181 (0.74%) AIX
20 168 (0.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4852 (19.79%) ITIL
2 3496 (14.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1838 (7.50%) DevOps
4 1703 (6.95%) Software Engineering
5 1270 (5.18%) Scrum
6 1233 (5.03%) MVC
7 1224 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
8 1170 (4.77%) Project Management
9 1083 (4.42%) TDD
10 1019 (4.16%) Service Delivery
10 1019 (4.16%) Service Management
11 961 (3.92%) Mentoring
12 947 (3.86%) Change Management
13 933 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
14 920 (3.75%) Migration
15 898 (3.66%) OO
16 892 (3.64%) Test Automation
17 874 (3.57%) Asset Management
18 855 (3.49%) Configuration Management
19 830 (3.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5670 (23.13%) SQL
2 3457 (14.10%) C#
3 3162 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 2316 (9.45%) Java
5 1970 (8.04%) JavaScript
6 1882 (7.68%) Python
7 1704 (6.95%) C++
8 965 (3.94%) C
9 875 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 852 (3.48%) Bash Shell
11 706 (2.88%) Perl
12 590 (2.41%) PHP
13 529 (2.16%) Shell Script
14 489 (1.99%) Ruby
15 469 (1.91%) VB
16 401 (1.64%) VB.NET
17 284 (1.16%) VBScript
18 170 (0.69%) PL/SQL
19 161 (0.66%) VBA
20 140 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3065 (12.50%) Degree
2 2545 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1594 (6.50%) MCSE
4 1421 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 1061 (4.33%) CCNA
6 1032 (4.21%) Security Cleared
7 911 (3.72%) MCSA
8 755 (3.08%) MCP
9 743 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 622 (2.54%) SC Cleared
11 492 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 469 (1.91%) CISSP
13 456 (1.86%) CCNP
14 423 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
15 413 (1.68%) MCITP
16 366 (1.49%) DV Cleared
17 337 (1.37%) A+ Certification
18 314 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
19 251 (1.02%) CISM
20 239 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1517 (6.19%) SLA
2 737 (3.01%) QA
3 682 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 355 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 146 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 126 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 123 (0.50%) GDPR
8 77 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 71 (0.29%) PMO
10 70 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 70 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 61 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 54 (0.22%) COBIT
13 52 (0.21%) SEPA
14 48 (0.20%) NIST 800
15 44 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 30 (0.12%) GCP
17 21 (0.086%) HIPAA
17 21 (0.086%) ISO 22301
18 16 (0.065%) HL7
System Software
1 9418 (38.42%) Active Directory
2 4132 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2710 (11.06%) Hyper-V
4 1098 (4.48%) vSphere
5 999 (4.08%) XenApp
6 947 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
7 619 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 524 (2.14%) Docker
9 451 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
10 270 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 253 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
12 250 (1.02%) Terminal Services
13 210 (0.86%) XenServer
14 155 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
15 143 (0.58%) Firmware
16 100 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
17 91 (0.37%) NFS
17 91 (0.37%) VirtualBox
18 87 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 83 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2044 (8.34%) SCCM
2 990 (4.04%) Puppet
3 823 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 765 (3.12%) SCOM
5 709 (2.89%) Ansible
6 389 (1.59%) WSUS
7 380 (1.55%) Nagios
8 374 (1.53%) Backup Exec
9 282 (1.15%) vCenter Server
10 202 (0.82%) AirWatch
11 198 (0.81%) Terraform
12 191 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
13 143 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
14 142 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
15 135 (0.55%) Kubernetes
16 121 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 119 (0.49%) ZABBIX
18 111 (0.45%) NetBackup
19 96 (0.39%) Nessus
20 93 (0.38%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10056 (41.02%) Microsoft
2 6811 (27.79%) VMware
3 3538 (14.43%) Cisco
4 3236 (13.20%) Citrix
5 1712 (6.98%) Oracle
6 1469 (5.99%) HP
7 758 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 740 (3.02%) Apple
9 725 (2.96%) NetApp
10 680 (2.77%) Dell
11 570 (2.33%) Veeam
12 490 (2.00%) IBM
13 458 (1.87%) Juniper
14 441 (1.80%) Symantec
15 430 (1.75%) Google
16 391 (1.60%) EMC
17 386 (1.57%) SAP
18 373 (1.52%) Splunk
19 359 (1.46%) CheckPoint
20 351 (1.43%) McAfee