Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11,997 6,307 18,354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.30% 11.33% 13.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.46% 53.35% 60.04%
Number of salaries quoted 9,606 5,355 15,092
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,500 £23,250
25th Percentile £30,583 £31,250 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -3.61%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,616 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.96% +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 22,442 11,823 30,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 21.23% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 16,215 9,956 24,720
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.22%

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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021. 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 -7 10,612 £42,500 -5.56% 2,992
UK excluding London -5 7,434 £37,616 -5.96% 2,414
London -15 3,754 £55,000 - 785
Work from Home -6 2,195 £50,000 +5.26% 404
South East -5 2,030 £42,500 - 548
North of England -1 1,885 £39,000 -2.50% 654
Midlands -2 1,339 £37,500 -6.25% 427
North West +2 950 £39,000 -8.24% 339
West Midlands -4 840 £40,000 -5.88% 265
South West -6 827 £34,000 -9.33% 319
Yorkshire -1 747 £40,000 +8.11% 250
East of England -2 699 £33,000 -16.46% 249
East Midlands +6 491 £35,000 -5.72% 160
Scotland +2 446 £38,000 -15.56% 139
Wales -9 196 £37,500 - 58
North East +2 188 £35,000 -12.50% 65
Northern Ireland -33 31 £37,500 -16.67% 20
Channel Islands -6 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Isle of Man -2 1 £45,000 -14.29%

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 5,484 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 5,014 (41.79%) Active Directory
3 4,720 (39.34%) Azure
4 4,435 (36.97%) Microsoft 365
5 4,277 (35.65%) Windows Server
6 3,375 (28.13%) Social Skills
7 3,073 (25.61%) Linux
8 2,855 (23.80%) VMware
9 2,733 (22.78%) Windows 10
10 2,292 (19.10%) PowerShell
11 2,079 (17.33%) AWS
12 2,063 (17.20%) SQL
13 1,915 (15.96%) SQL Server
14 1,910 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1,909 (15.91%) DevOps
16 1,884 (15.70%) ITIL
17 1,868 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
18 1,796 (14.97%) Firewall
19 1,714 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
20 1,581 (13.18%) DNS
21 1,579 (13.16%) Finance
22 1,548 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
23 1,329 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 1,255 (10.46%) DHCP
25 1,232 (10.27%) Hyper-V
26 1,226 (10.22%) Degree
27 1,189 (9.91%) SCCM
28 1,168 (9.74%) C#
29 1,143 (9.53%) Python
30 1,138 (9.49%) 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 1,055 (8.79%) SharePoint
2 929 (7.74%) MS Exchange
3 639 (5.33%) IIS
4 214 (1.78%) Confluence
5 172 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 149 (1.24%) Apache
7 144 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 125 (1.04%) CMS
9 119 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
10 97 (0.81%) Skype for Business
11 74 (0.62%) Umbraco
12 73 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 71 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 63 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 62 (0.52%) EPiServer
15 62 (0.52%) Kentico
16 55 (0.46%) Headless CMS
17 53 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
18 52 (0.43%) nginx
19 36 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,548 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 281 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 160 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 73 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.25%) Simulink
7 26 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 24 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 20 (0.17%) Chatbot
10 17 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 17 (0.14%) Sketch
11 14 (0.12%) InVision
12 11 (0.092%) Figma
13 9 (0.075%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
15 6 (0.050%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.050%) InDesign
15 6 (0.050%) Siemens NX
16 4 (0.033%) InfoPath
16 4 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 91 (0.76%) Sentinel
2 80 (0.67%) Oracle Clinical
3 53 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 48 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (0.18%) SAP Business One
6 20 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 20 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 12 (0.10%) Sage 200
9 11 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (0.083%) Elite 3E
11 8 (0.067%) Magento
11 8 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.058%) Carpe Diem
12 7 (0.058%) Workfront
13 6 (0.050%) Eikon
13 6 (0.050%) Maximo
13 6 (0.050%) Teamcenter
13 6 (0.050%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 4,720 (39.34%) Azure
2 4,435 (36.97%) Microsoft 365
3 2,079 (17.33%) AWS
4 869 (7.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 577 (4.81%) IaaS
6 527 (4.39%) SaaS
7 496 (4.13%) GCP
8 460 (3.83%) PaaS
9 415 (3.46%) Serverless
10 365 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 325 (2.71%) OneDrive
12 246 (2.05%) Power Platform
13 212 (1.77%) Amazon S3
13 212 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
14 192 (1.60%) GitHub
15 168 (1.40%) Mimecast
16 159 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
17 143 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 143 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
18 128 (1.07%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 1,796 (14.97%) Firewall
2 1,581 (13.18%) DNS
3 1,255 (10.46%) DHCP
4 1,035 (8.63%) VPN
5 1,031 (8.59%) TCP/IP
6 945 (7.88%) LAN
7 929 (7.74%) WAN
8 541 (4.51%) SAN
9 469 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
10 404 (3.37%) VoIP
11 376 (3.13%) VLAN
12 369 (3.08%) Wireless
13 296 (2.47%) Network Security
14 252 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
15 244 (2.03%) Internet
16 207 (1.73%) HTTP
17 155 (1.29%) SSL
18 142 (1.18%) NAS
19 137 (1.14%) Unified Communications
20 128 (1.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,915 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 405 (3.38%) MySQL
3 325 (2.71%) Relational Database
4 230 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 197 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
6 194 (1.62%) NoSQL
7 177 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 163 (1.36%) Power BI
9 157 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 154 (1.28%) MongoDB
11 147 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 130 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 91 (0.76%) Redis
14 86 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
15 83 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 62 (0.52%) Hadoop
17 61 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
18 60 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 53 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
20 52 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 721 (6.01%) Git (software)
2 505 (4.21%) Jenkins
3 475 (3.96%) JIRA
4 254 (2.12%) TeamCity
5 248 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 213 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 188 (1.57%) GitLab
8 161 (1.34%) Bitbucket
9 160 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 89 (0.74%) Selenium
11 82 (0.68%) Subversion
12 67 (0.56%) JMeter
13 66 (0.55%) Maven
14 64 (0.53%) ReSharper
15 61 (0.51%) MSI
16 57 (0.48%) Eclipse
17 56 (0.47%) Gradle
18 54 (0.45%) Postman
19 51 (0.43%) IntelliJ
20 48 (0.40%) SonarQube
General
1 3,375 (28.13%) Social Skills
2 1,579 (13.16%) Finance
3 989 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 427 (3.56%) Retail
5 388 (3.23%) Banking
6 350 (2.92%) Law
7 337 (2.81%) Public Sector
8 331 (2.76%) Organisational Skills
9 299 (2.49%) Manufacturing
10 292 (2.43%) Legal
11 281 (2.34%) Telecoms
12 279 (2.33%) Marketing
13 264 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
14 196 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
15 149 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 133 (1.11%) Back Office
17 131 (1.09%) Electronics
18 109 (0.91%) Automotive
19 106 (0.88%) Advertising
20 98 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,855 (15.46%) Analyst
2 1,438 (11.99%) Support Engineer
3 1,223 (10.19%) IT Support
4 1,049 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,047 (8.73%) Developer
6 944 (7.87%) IT Engineer
7 877 (7.31%) Support Analyst
8 606 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 578 (4.82%) IT Analyst
10 559 (4.66%) Architect
11 538 (4.48%) Service Analyst
12 505 (4.21%) IT Support Engineer
13 498 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
14 488 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
15 411 (3.43%) Administrator
16 407 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
17 394 (3.28%) Consultant
18 388 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 372 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
20 359 (2.99%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,054 (8.79%) .NET
2 547 (4.56%) HTML
3 495 (4.13%) Web Services
4 426 (3.55%) CSS
5 384 (3.20%) React
6 379 (3.16%) AngularJS
7 341 (2.84%) ASP.NET
7 341 (2.84%) REST
8 281 (2.34%) .NET Core
9 264 (2.20%) XML
10 251 (2.09%) JSON
11 234 (1.95%) Node.js
12 231 (1.93%) HTML5
13 207 (1.73%) .NET Framework
14 155 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
15 147 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
16 146 (1.22%) jQuery
16 146 (1.22%) Middleware
17 134 (1.12%) RESTful
18 129 (1.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 800 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 579 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
3 541 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 438 (3.65%) Public Cloud
5 348 (2.90%) User Experience
6 339 (2.83%) Driving Licence
7 224 (1.87%) Clustering
8 216 (1.80%) Replication
9 192 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 159 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 149 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
12 147 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 142 (1.18%) PKI
14 128 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
15 122 (1.02%) iPhone
16 121 (1.01%) Mobile App
17 109 (0.91%) Private Cloud
18 107 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
19 106 (0.88%) Algorithms
20 99 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4,277 (35.65%) Windows Server
2 3,073 (25.61%) Linux
3 2,733 (22.78%) Windows 10
4 1,118 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 953 (7.94%) Windows Server 2016
6 794 (6.62%) Windows Server 2019
7 709 (5.91%) Windows 7
8 602 (5.02%) Android
9 584 (4.87%) Unix
10 560 (4.67%) Apple iOS
11 553 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 424 (3.53%) Mac OS
13 214 (1.78%) Mac OS X
14 212 (1.77%) Windows 8
15 200 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 154 (1.28%) CentOS
17 127 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
18 122 (1.02%) Ubuntu
19 75 (0.63%) Solaris
19 75 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,909 (15.91%) DevOps
2 1,884 (15.70%) ITIL
3 1,868 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
4 1,714 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1,329 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 739 (6.16%) Migration
7 727 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
8 661 (5.51%) Software Engineering
9 638 (5.32%) Mentoring
10 634 (5.28%) Infrastructure as Code
11 620 (5.17%) Computer Science
12 613 (5.11%) Project Management
13 581 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 568 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 526 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
16 521 (4.34%) Service Delivery
17 514 (4.28%) Incident Management
18 510 (4.25%) Scrum
19 493 (4.11%) Service Management
20 490 (4.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,292 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 2,063 (17.20%) SQL
3 1,168 (9.74%) C#
4 1,143 (9.53%) Python
5 871 (7.26%) JavaScript
6 685 (5.71%) Java
7 591 (4.93%) Bash Shell
8 469 (3.91%) C++
9 272 (2.27%) Ruby
9 272 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 240 (2.00%) C
11 200 (1.67%) Perl
12 189 (1.58%) PHP
13 178 (1.48%) TypeScript
14 170 (1.42%) VB
15 149 (1.24%) Shell Script
16 136 (1.13%) Go
17 101 (0.84%) VB.NET
18 83 (0.69%) VBScript
19 53 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,226 (10.22%) Degree
2 839 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 661 (5.51%) Security Cleared
4 416 (3.47%) SC Cleared
5 381 (3.18%) MCSE
6 369 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 317 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 301 (2.51%) CCNA
9 281 (2.34%) MCSA
10 224 (1.87%) MCP
11 148 (1.23%) DBS Check
12 146 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
13 132 (1.10%) CISSP
14 129 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 116 (0.97%) A+ Certification
16 113 (0.94%) AWS Certification
17 104 (0.87%) CCNP
18 94 (0.78%) HND
19 93 (0.78%) DV Cleared
20 92 (0.77%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 981 (8.18%) SLA
2 370 (3.08%) QA
3 367 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 257 (2.14%) GDPR
5 156 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 117 (0.98%) Accessibility
7 94 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 89 (0.74%) NIST
9 81 (0.68%) Good Clinical Practice
10 61 (0.51%) PMO
10 61 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 41 (0.34%) MISRA
12 35 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 35 (0.29%) ISO 9001
13 30 (0.25%) Def Stans
14 24 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 22 (0.18%) COBIT
16 17 (0.14%) NCSC
17 15 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 14 (0.12%) GRC
System Software
1 5,014 (41.79%) Active Directory
2 1,910 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,232 (10.27%) Hyper-V
4 692 (5.77%) Docker
5 395 (3.29%) vSphere
6 348 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 339 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
8 237 (1.98%) XenApp
9 225 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 151 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
11 144 (1.20%) XenDesktop
12 103 (0.86%) Firmware
13 83 (0.69%) BitLocker
14 59 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
15 57 (0.48%) NFS
16 56 (0.47%) Terminal Services
17 47 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
18 46 (0.38%) VMware NSX
19 41 (0.34%) KVM
20 37 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,189 (9.91%) SCCM
2 967 (8.06%) Terraform
3 912 (7.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 734 (6.12%) Ansible
5 619 (5.16%) Kubernetes
6 349 (2.91%) Puppet
7 317 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
8 180 (1.50%) WSUS
9 152 (1.27%) Grafana
9 152 (1.27%) SCOM
10 135 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
11 132 (1.10%) Jamf Pro
12 131 (1.09%) Prometheus
13 127 (1.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 105 (0.88%) Nagios
15 83 (0.69%) FortiGate
16 80 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
17 77 (0.64%) vCenter Server
18 66 (0.55%) Kibana
19 59 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5,484 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 2,855 (23.80%) VMware
3 1,138 (9.49%) Cisco
4 1,090 (9.09%) Citrix
5 721 (6.01%) Oracle
6 482 (4.02%) Apple
7 468 (3.90%) Veeam
8 437 (3.64%) HP
9 380 (3.17%) Google
10 357 (2.98%) ServiceNow
11 348 (2.90%) Dell
12 269 (2.24%) Red Hat
13 260 (2.17%) Meraki
14 249 (2.08%) Splunk
15 214 (1.78%) IBM
16 211 (1.76%) Sophos
17 163 (1.36%) SAP
18 150 (1.25%) NetApp
19 145 (1.21%) SolarWinds
20 122 (1.02%) Remedy