Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 22,405 24,829 28,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.38% 13.98% 14.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.30% 56.10% 58.45%
Number of salaries quoted 18,270 20,846 24,680
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +1.35%

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 38,428 44,262 48,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 24.91% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31,018 35,704 41,298
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,070 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,257 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.64% - +2.56%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +3 21,126 £41,500 +3.75% 3,041
UK excluding London -1 13,403 £37,500 +4.17% 2,281
London 0 8,551 £50,000 +5.26% 938
South East -1 4,419 £40,000 +6.67% 594
North of England 0 2,975 £37,000 +5.71% 551
Midlands +1 1,850 £36,000 +2.86% 348
East of England +1 1,731 £38,500 -1.28% 298
North West +3 1,691 £37,500 +7.14% 304
South West +3 1,633 £37,500 +4.17% 313
West Midlands +3 1,154 £36,000 +1.41% 213
Yorkshire +2 1,123 £35,000 +7.69% 201
East Midlands -1 691 £36,000 +7.46% 135
Scotland -4 539 £35,000 -10.26% 108
Wales 0 248 £30,550 -6.00% 58
North East -12 161 £31,250 -3.85% 46
Northern Ireland +7 64 £30,000 -1.64% 11
Channel Islands -2 19 £29,750 -8.46% 1
Isle of Man +12 9 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 9,334 (41.66%) Microsoft
2 8,866 (39.57%) Active Directory
3 7,994 (35.68%) Windows Server
4 6,202 (27.68%) Linux
5 5,721 (25.53%) VMware
6 5,047 (22.53%) Office 365
7 4,884 (21.80%) SQL
8 4,338 (19.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 4,202 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 4,031 (17.99%) Finance
11 3,922 (17.51%) ITIL
12 3,628 (16.19%) Windows 10
13 3,559 (15.88%) Windows 7
14 3,508 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
15 3,431 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 3,312 (14.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 3,289 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
18 3,238 (14.45%) PowerShell
19 3,162 (14.11%) Firewall
20 3,026 (13.51%) C#
21 2,976 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
22 2,792 (12.46%) Citrix
23 2,773 (12.38%) Amazon AWS
24 2,758 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
25 2,739 (12.22%) .NET
26 2,735 (12.21%) MS Exchange
27 2,726 (12.17%) DNS
28 2,589 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 2,423 (10.81%) Hyper-V
30 2,386 (10.65%) 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 2,735 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 1,391 (6.21%) IIS
3 1,244 (5.55%) SharePoint
4 947 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 727 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 694 (3.10%) Skype for Business
7 472 (2.11%) Apache
8 403 (1.80%) Confluence
9 346 (1.54%) Tomcat
10 252 (1.12%) JBoss
11 225 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 214 (0.96%) WebLogic
13 204 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
14 181 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
15 169 (0.75%) CMS
16 158 (0.71%) WebSphere
17 144 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 133 (0.59%) OpenStack
18 133 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
19 132 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 3,508 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
2 583 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 325 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 188 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 108 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 46 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 30 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 26 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 18 (0.080%) AutoCAD
11 14 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
12 13 (0.058%) Simulink
13 11 (0.049%) InDesign
14 10 (0.045%) InVision
14 10 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
14 10 (0.045%) Pixate
14 10 (0.045%) UXPin
15 8 (0.036%) Stateflow
16 7 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
16 7 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 154 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 55 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.14%) Relativity
5 30 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 30 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 22 (0.098%) Carpe Diem
7 21 (0.094%) assyst
7 21 (0.094%) Concordance
7 21 (0.094%) Elite 3E
7 21 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
7 21 (0.094%) SimCorp Dimension
8 17 (0.076%) Maximo
9 15 (0.067%) Documaker
9 15 (0.067%) MetaTrader
10 14 (0.062%) NetSuite
10 14 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
11 12 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
11 12 (0.054%) Sage 200
11 12 (0.054%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5,047 (22.53%) Office 365
2 4,338 (19.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,773 (12.38%) Amazon AWS
4 586 (2.62%) IaaS
5 579 (2.58%) SaaS
6 466 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 373 (1.66%) PaaS
8 336 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 333 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 252 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
11 249 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
12 228 (1.02%) GitHub
13 225 (1.00%) Mimecast
14 184 (0.82%) Amazon S3
15 174 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 161 (0.72%) G Suite
17 123 (0.55%) OneDrive
18 118 (0.53%) Serverless
19 113 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
20 109 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3,162 (14.11%) Firewall
2 2,726 (12.17%) DNS
3 2,315 (10.33%) TCP/IP
4 1,992 (8.89%) DHCP
5 1,704 (7.61%) LAN
6 1,621 (7.23%) WAN
7 1,492 (6.66%) SAN
8 1,358 (6.06%) VPN
9 844 (3.77%) Internet
10 748 (3.34%) VoIP
11 714 (3.19%) Network Security
12 633 (2.83%) Skype
13 603 (2.69%) VLAN
14 556 (2.48%) Wireless
15 479 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
16 347 (1.55%) SSL
17 345 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
18 334 (1.49%) HTTP
19 309 (1.38%) NAS
20 240 (1.07%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,202 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 785 (3.50%) MySQL
3 527 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 473 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 447 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 428 (1.91%) Big Data
7 408 (1.82%) Oracle Database
8 381 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 364 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
10 348 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 328 (1.46%) NoSQL
12 266 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 252 (1.12%) MongoDB
14 251 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
15 223 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
16 197 (0.88%) RDBMS
17 173 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
18 156 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
19 149 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
20 138 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,391 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 1,005 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 930 (4.15%) JIRA
4 719 (3.21%) Visual Studio
5 602 (2.69%) TeamCity
6 553 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 529 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 376 (1.68%) Subversion
9 350 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 302 (1.35%) Selenium
11 182 (0.81%) Bitbucket
12 166 (0.74%) Cucumber
13 164 (0.73%) NUnit
14 154 (0.69%) Maven
15 135 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
16 113 (0.50%) Vagrant
17 109 (0.49%) GoCD
18 104 (0.46%) MSBuild
18 104 (0.46%) MSI
19 88 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 4,031 (17.99%) Finance
2 1,107 (4.94%) Banking
3 749 (3.34%) Retail
4 671 (2.99%) Legal
5 606 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 601 (2.68%) Law
7 441 (1.97%) Marketing
8 395 (1.76%) Investment Banking
9 344 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 289 (1.29%) Games
11 227 (1.01%) Back Office
12 224 (1.00%) Advertising
13 203 (0.91%) Electronics
14 146 (0.65%) Front Office
15 145 (0.65%) Automotive
16 138 (0.62%) Financial Institution
17 109 (0.49%) German Language
18 106 (0.47%) Aerospace
19 104 (0.46%) French Language
20 97 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,780 (16.87%) Analyst
2 2,852 (12.73%) Support Engineer
3 2,603 (11.62%) Developer
4 1,954 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,918 (8.56%) IT Support
6 1,891 (8.44%) Support Analyst
7 1,319 (5.89%) Desktop Support
8 1,305 (5.82%) IT Engineer
9 1,156 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 1,000 (4.46%) Administrator
11 930 (4.15%) Service Analyst
12 922 (4.12%) .NET Developer
13 888 (3.96%) IT Analyst
14 844 (3.77%) C# Developer
15 842 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
16 838 (3.74%) Architect
17 812 (3.62%) Windows Engineer
18 807 (3.60%) Consultant
18 807 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
19 806 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,739 (12.22%) .NET
2 1,276 (5.70%) HTML
3 1,166 (5.20%) Web Services
4 1,074 (4.79%) ASP.NET
5 885 (3.95%) CSS
6 770 (3.44%) .NET Framework
7 719 (3.21%) XML
8 605 (2.70%) AngularJS
9 555 (2.48%) WPF
10 497 (2.22%) jQuery
11 481 (2.15%) REST
12 476 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 474 (2.12%) WinForms
14 470 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
15 449 (2.00%) WCF
16 403 (1.80%) JSON
17 401 (1.79%) Node.js
18 363 (1.62%) HTML5
19 356 (1.59%) SOAP
20 327 (1.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,694 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1,364 (6.09%) Data Centre
3 1,062 (4.74%) Computer Science
4 987 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
5 888 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 458 (2.04%) Clustering
7 442 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 422 (1.88%) Fintech
9 389 (1.74%) Replication
10 359 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 354 (1.58%) Blackberry
12 338 (1.51%) User Experience
13 336 (1.50%) Private Cloud
14 297 (1.33%) Hedge funds
15 294 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
16 293 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
17 281 (1.25%) iPhone
18 277 (1.24%) Mobile App
19 260 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
20 257 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7,994 (35.68%) Windows Server
2 6,202 (27.68%) Linux
3 3,628 (16.19%) Windows 10
4 3,559 (15.88%) Windows 7
5 3,312 (14.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,976 (13.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,790 (7.99%) Unix
8 897 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 866 (3.87%) Android
10 794 (3.54%) Apple iOS
11 679 (3.03%) Mac OS X
12 607 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 589 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 393 (1.75%) CentOS
15 349 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 344 (1.54%) Windows XP
17 283 (1.26%) Ubuntu
18 254 (1.13%) Solaris
19 190 (0.85%) AIX
20 107 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,922 (17.51%) ITIL
2 3,289 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
3 2,758 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
4 2,589 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2,124 (9.48%) DevOps
6 1,429 (6.38%) Software Engineering
7 1,238 (5.53%) Project Management
8 1,053 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
9 1,028 (4.59%) Service Management
10 1,017 (4.54%) MVC
11 991 (4.42%) Test Automation
12 974 (4.35%) Migration
13 919 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
14 899 (4.01%) Information Security
15 893 (3.99%) Mentoring
16 882 (3.94%) Cybersecurity
16 882 (3.94%) Scrum
17 844 (3.77%) Service Delivery
18 828 (3.70%) Configuration Management
19 807 (3.60%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4,884 (21.80%) SQL
2 3,238 (14.45%) PowerShell
3 3,026 (13.51%) C#
4 1,868 (8.34%) Python
5 1,764 (7.87%) Java
6 1,716 (7.66%) JavaScript
7 1,262 (5.63%) C++
8 928 (4.14%) Bash Shell
9 797 (3.56%) C
10 678 (3.03%) T-SQL
11 597 (2.66%) Perl
12 530 (2.37%) Ruby
13 396 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 392 (1.75%) PHP
15 331 (1.48%) VB.NET
16 312 (1.39%) VB
17 291 (1.30%) VBScript
18 208 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 138 (0.62%) VBA
20 118 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2,386 (10.65%) Degree
2 2,035 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,257 (5.61%) MCSE
4 1,040 (4.64%) Security Cleared
5 901 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
6 739 (3.30%) CCNA
7 699 (3.12%) MCSA
8 635 (2.83%) MCP
9 623 (2.78%) CISSP
10 574 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 550 (2.45%) SC Cleared
12 446 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 414 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
14 394 (1.76%) DV Cleared
15 298 (1.33%) CCNP
16 289 (1.29%) MCITP
17 216 (0.96%) SANS
18 215 (0.96%) CISM
19 208 (0.93%) GIAC
20 194 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,350 (6.03%) SLA
2 615 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 613 (2.74%) QA
4 395 (1.76%) GDPR
5 282 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 105 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 100 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 92 (0.41%) Data Quality
9 81 (0.36%) PMO
10 55 (0.25%) COBIT
11 52 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 52 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 38 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 28 (0.12%) MiFID
14 21 (0.094%) ISO 22301
15 17 (0.076%) FISMA
16 13 (0.058%) ISO 14001
16 13 (0.058%) PSD2
17 12 (0.054%) WAI
18 11 (0.049%) HL7
System Software
1 8,866 (39.57%) Active Directory
2 3,431 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,423 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 863 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 831 (3.71%) XenApp
6 822 (3.67%) Docker
7 819 (3.66%) vSphere
8 568 (2.54%) XenDesktop
9 468 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
10 348 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 251 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 192 (0.86%) Terminal Services
13 190 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
14 171 (0.76%) Firmware
15 162 (0.72%) XenServer
16 133 (0.59%) BitLocker
17 120 (0.54%) VirtualBox
18 86 (0.38%) NFS
19 84 (0.37%) Xen
20 79 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2,177 (9.72%) SCCM
2 1,089 (4.86%) Ansible
3 1,072 (4.78%) Puppet
4 853 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
5 540 (2.41%) SCOM
6 404 (1.80%) Terraform
7 367 (1.64%) WSUS
8 354 (1.58%) Kubernetes
9 277 (1.24%) Nagios
10 257 (1.15%) vCenter Server
11 250 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
12 238 (1.06%) Backup Exec
13 186 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
14 184 (0.82%) Salt
15 162 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
16 144 (0.64%) vRealize
17 142 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
18 136 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 131 (0.58%) AirWatch
20 120 (0.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9,334 (41.66%) Microsoft
2 5,721 (25.53%) VMware
3 2,792 (12.46%) Citrix
4 2,367 (10.56%) Cisco
5 1,478 (6.60%) Oracle
6 988 (4.41%) HP
7 815 (3.64%) Apple
8 678 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 544 (2.43%) Google
10 516 (2.30%) Dell
11 510 (2.28%) Veeam
12 481 (2.15%) ServiceNow
13 480 (2.14%) NetApp
14 404 (1.80%) Symantec
15 396 (1.77%) EMC
16 391 (1.75%) IBM
17 338 (1.51%) SolarWinds
18 323 (1.44%) Splunk
19 294 (1.31%) SAP
20 276 (1.23%) Sophos