Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 15,349 19,581 23,797
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 13.23% 13.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.86% 57.28% 56.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13,103 16,559 20,251
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 25,220 34,184 42,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.53% 23.09% 23.76%
Number of salaries quoted 20,251 27,355 34,458
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,851 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,450 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 April 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 2 April 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 -2 14,177 £42,500 - 2,172
UK excluding London 0 9,658 £38,500 +2.67% 1,790
London -1 5,254 £50,750 +1.50% 523
South East 0 3,158 £40,000 - 482
North of England +1 2,033 £40,000 +7.02% 438
Midlands -1 1,595 £38,250 -0.65% 282
South West +5 1,222 £35,000 -6.67% 226
North West 0 1,061 £40,000 +6.67% 218
West Midlands 0 1,044 £40,000 +2.56% 171
East of England 0 896 £40,000 +6.67% 223
Yorkshire +1 789 £42,000 +16.67% 149
Work from Home +8 729 £57,500 +4.55% 106
East Midlands +2 547 £37,500 - 109
Scotland +6 467 £38,500 - 82
Wales +1 257 £37,500 +0.67% 59
North East +5 183 £33,000 -5.71% 71
Northern Ireland +17 27 £27,250 -9.17% 2
Channel Islands -3 10 £25,000 -25.37% 1
Isle of Man -1 1 £33,000 -12.00%

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 6,893 (44.91%) Microsoft
2 6,553 (42.69%) Active Directory
3 5,642 (36.76%) Windows Server
4 5,268 (34.32%) Office 365
5 4,362 (28.42%) Azure
6 4,192 (27.31%) VMware
7 3,970 (25.86%) Linux
8 3,450 (22.48%) Windows 10
9 2,808 (18.29%) SQL
10 2,655 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,584 (16.83%) ITIL
12 2,512 (16.37%) SQL Server
13 2,510 (16.35%) PowerShell
14 2,446 (15.94%) Firewall
15 2,259 (14.72%) Finance
16 2,106 (13.72%) DNS
17 2,099 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
18 2,061 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 2,057 (13.40%) AWS
20 2,050 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
21 2,041 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
22 1,897 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
23 1,876 (12.22%) SCCM
24 1,823 (11.88%) Citrix
25 1,794 (11.69%) Cisco
26 1,775 (11.56%) C#
27 1,731 (11.28%) Hyper-V
28 1,711 (11.15%) Windows 7
29 1,682 (10.96%) MS Exchange
30 1,672 (10.89%) TCP/IP

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 1,682 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 1,039 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 783 (5.10%) IIS
4 540 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 461 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 417 (2.72%) Skype for Business
7 244 (1.59%) Confluence
8 195 (1.27%) Apache
9 144 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 143 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 105 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 85 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 78 (0.51%) JBoss
14 66 (0.43%) CMS
15 63 (0.41%) nginx
16 52 (0.34%) OpenStack
17 44 (0.29%) WebLogic
18 39 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
19 38 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
20 34 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 2,041 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
2 392 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 216 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 117 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 15 (0.098%) Acrobat
10 14 (0.091%) Simulink
11 12 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.052%) Gliffy
13 8 (0.052%) InfoPath
14 7 (0.046%) InVision
15 6 (0.039%) UXPin
15 6 (0.039%) Zeplin
16 5 (0.033%) Chatbot
17 4 (0.026%) Camtasia
17 4 (0.026%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 88 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 31 (0.20%) Elite 3E
4 25 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 24 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.15%) Salerio
7 19 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.085%) Markit EDM
8 13 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.078%) SAP ERP
10 11 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
11 8 (0.052%) Carpe Diem
11 8 (0.052%) Exchequer
11 8 (0.052%) Sage 200
11 8 (0.052%) thinkFolio
12 7 (0.046%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (0.046%) Sentinel
13 6 (0.039%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5,268 (34.32%) Office 365
2 4,362 (28.42%) Azure
3 2,057 (13.40%) AWS
4 649 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 523 (3.41%) SaaS
6 522 (3.40%) IaaS
7 409 (2.66%) PaaS
8 303 (1.97%) GCP
9 240 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
10 228 (1.49%) OneDrive
11 177 (1.15%) Power Platform
12 156 (1.02%) GitHub
13 154 (1.00%) Mimecast
14 142 (0.93%) Serverless
15 141 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
15 141 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
16 126 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 102 (0.66%) Amazon S3
17 102 (0.66%) G Suite
18 89 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2,446 (15.94%) Firewall
2 2,106 (13.72%) DNS
3 1,672 (10.89%) TCP/IP
4 1,631 (10.63%) DHCP
5 1,291 (8.41%) LAN
6 1,200 (7.82%) WAN
7 970 (6.32%) VPN
8 805 (5.24%) SAN
9 661 (4.31%) VoIP
10 548 (3.57%) Internet
11 522 (3.40%) Wireless
12 500 (3.26%) Skype
13 480 (3.13%) VLAN
14 350 (2.28%) Network Security
15 330 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
16 252 (1.64%) NetScaler
17 235 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
18 218 (1.42%) NAS
19 181 (1.18%) HTTP
20 135 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,512 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 345 (2.25%) MySQL
3 260 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 219 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 207 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 202 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 195 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 194 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 185 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 168 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 163 (1.06%) Big Data
11 163 (1.06%) MongoDB
12 160 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 158 (1.03%) Power BI
14 142 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
15 130 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
16 88 (0.57%) RDBMS
17 83 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
18 79 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
19 59 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 709 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 578 (3.77%) JIRA
3 539 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 387 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 218 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 193 (1.26%) Subversion
7 189 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 162 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 142 (0.93%) Selenium
10 126 (0.82%) Bitbucket
11 102 (0.66%) Maven
12 86 (0.56%) GitLab
13 83 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
14 76 (0.50%) NUnit
15 74 (0.48%) MSI
16 69 (0.45%) JUnit
17 60 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 49 (0.32%) Eclipse
18 49 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
19 48 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2,259 (14.72%) Finance
2 548 (3.57%) Retail
3 418 (2.72%) Public Sector
4 397 (2.59%) Law
5 396 (2.58%) Legal
6 394 (2.57%) Banking
7 391 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 241 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 191 (1.24%) Games
10 168 (1.09%) Advertising
11 164 (1.07%) Marketing
12 132 (0.86%) Aerospace
13 110 (0.72%) Back Office
14 97 (0.63%) Electronics
15 95 (0.62%) Front Office
16 87 (0.57%) Military
17 84 (0.55%) Automotive
18 82 (0.53%) Local Government
19 69 (0.45%) Financial Institution
20 52 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,368 (15.43%) Analyst
2 1,992 (12.98%) Support Engineer
3 1,610 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,595 (10.39%) IT Support
5 1,361 (8.87%) Developer
6 1,209 (7.88%) IT Engineer
7 1,120 (7.30%) Support Analyst
8 797 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 704 (4.59%) Consultant
10 687 (4.48%) IT Support Engineer
11 681 (4.44%) Software Engineer
12 671 (4.37%) Administrator
13 632 (4.12%) IT Analyst
14 614 (4.00%) Desktop Support
15 560 (3.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 556 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
17 525 (3.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 514 (3.35%) Service Analyst
19 491 (3.20%) Architect
20 479 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,554 (10.12%) .NET
2 629 (4.10%) HTML
3 593 (3.86%) Web Services
4 512 (3.34%) ASP.NET
5 485 (3.16%) CSS
6 452 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 396 (2.58%) AngularJS
8 376 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 317 (2.07%) XML
10 307 (2.00%) .NET Core
11 285 (1.86%) REST
12 276 (1.80%) Node.js
13 269 (1.75%) WPF
14 253 (1.65%) jQuery
15 237 (1.54%) WinForms
16 230 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 220 (1.43%) WCF
18 208 (1.36%) HTML5
19 203 (1.32%) React
20 193 (1.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 985 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 954 (6.22%) Data Centre
3 724 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 584 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
5 371 (2.42%) Driving Licence
6 327 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 303 (1.97%) User Experience
8 295 (1.92%) Clustering
9 270 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
10 223 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
11 215 (1.40%) Replication
12 183 (1.19%) iPhone
13 174 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 164 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 160 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
16 159 (1.04%) Smartphone
17 151 (0.98%) iPad
18 149 (0.97%) Private Cloud
19 146 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
20 143 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5,642 (36.76%) Windows Server
2 3,970 (25.86%) Linux
3 3,450 (22.48%) Windows 10
4 1,897 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,711 (11.15%) Windows 7
6 1,555 (10.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 1,148 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 896 (5.84%) Unix
9 556 (3.62%) Android
10 547 (3.56%) Apple iOS
11 482 (3.14%) Windows 8
12 391 (2.55%) Windows Server 2019
13 326 (2.12%) Mac OS
14 302 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 292 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 253 (1.65%) CentOS
17 240 (1.56%) Mac OS X
18 222 (1.45%) Ubuntu
19 158 (1.03%) Windows XP
20 119 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,584 (16.83%) ITIL
2 2,099 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
3 2,061 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2,050 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
5 1,586 (10.33%) DevOps
6 1,035 (6.74%) Software Engineering
7 829 (5.40%) Migration
8 754 (4.91%) Project Management
9 733 (4.78%) Mentoring
10 666 (4.34%) Information Security
11 652 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
12 628 (4.09%) Computer Science
13 619 (4.03%) Scrum
14 597 (3.89%) Service Delivery
15 580 (3.78%) Change Management
16 569 (3.71%) Continuous Integration
17 568 (3.70%) Configuration Management
18 565 (3.68%) Project Delivery
19 551 (3.59%) Service Management
20 541 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2,808 (18.29%) SQL
2 2,510 (16.35%) PowerShell
3 1,775 (11.56%) C#
4 1,483 (9.66%) Python
5 971 (6.33%) JavaScript
6 929 (6.05%) Java
7 741 (4.83%) Bash Shell
8 738 (4.81%) C++
9 510 (3.32%) C
10 424 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 304 (1.98%) Ruby
12 241 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 236 (1.54%) Perl
14 216 (1.41%) VBScript
15 185 (1.21%) PHP
16 147 (0.96%) PL/SQL
17 144 (0.94%) VB.NET
18 142 (0.93%) VB
19 130 (0.85%) Go
19 130 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,457 (9.49%) Degree
2 1,372 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 772 (5.03%) Security Cleared
4 750 (4.89%) MCSE
5 565 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 565 (3.68%) MCSA
6 465 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 434 (2.83%) CCNA
8 371 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 325 (2.12%) MCP
10 247 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 226 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 224 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 218 (1.42%) CCNP
14 214 (1.39%) CISSP
15 130 (0.85%) A+ Certification
16 124 (0.81%) MCITP
17 111 (0.72%) DBS Check
18 79 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
19 77 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,218 (7.94%) SLA
2 388 (2.53%) QA
3 360 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 232 (1.51%) GDPR
5 157 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 84 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 44 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 41 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 40 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 36 (0.23%) NIST
11 33 (0.21%) DICOM
12 26 (0.17%) COBIT
13 24 (0.16%) Data Quality
14 20 (0.13%) BS25999
15 19 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 12 (0.078%) HL7
17 11 (0.072%) NCSC
17 11 (0.072%) PMO
18 6 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 15288
19 5 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 6,553 (42.69%) Active Directory
2 2,655 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,731 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 739 (4.81%) Docker
5 684 (4.46%) XenApp
6 556 (3.62%) vSphere
7 544 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
8 455 (2.96%) XenDesktop
9 280 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
10 185 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
11 129 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
12 128 (0.83%) Firmware
13 110 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
14 102 (0.66%) BitLocker
15 81 (0.53%) VirtualBox
16 80 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 75 (0.49%) VMware NSX
18 67 (0.44%) NFS
18 67 (0.44%) Terminal Services
19 57 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1,876 (12.22%) SCCM
2 736 (4.80%) Ansible
3 639 (4.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 540 (3.52%) Kubernetes
5 535 (3.49%) Puppet
6 531 (3.46%) Terraform
7 400 (2.61%) SCOM
8 367 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
9 328 (2.14%) WSUS
10 205 (1.34%) vCenter Server
11 203 (1.32%) Nagios
12 143 (0.93%) Backup Exec
13 88 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
14 86 (0.56%) Grafana
15 84 (0.55%) SCVMM
16 83 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
16 83 (0.54%) ZABBIX
17 81 (0.53%) Packer
18 80 (0.52%) NetBackup
19 79 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 6,893 (44.91%) Microsoft
2 4,192 (27.31%) VMware
3 1,823 (11.88%) Citrix
4 1,794 (11.69%) Cisco
5 788 (5.13%) HP
6 767 (5.00%) Oracle
7 515 (3.36%) Apple
8 466 (3.04%) Dell
9 440 (2.87%) Veeam
10 401 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 338 (2.20%) Google
12 333 (2.17%) NetApp
13 272 (1.77%) IBM
14 270 (1.76%) ServiceNow
15 263 (1.71%) EMC
16 216 (1.41%) McAfee
17 214 (1.39%) Splunk
18 208 (1.36%) Meraki
19 200 (1.30%) Juniper
20 191 (1.24%) SolarWinds