Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11,055 5,750 18,858
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.13% 11.71% 13.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.68% 54.48% 58.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8,727 4,847 15,451
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £23,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,750 £28,371
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00% -

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 21,391 10,555 32,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.67% 21.49% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15,131 8,809 25,873
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,500 £37,000 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,330
% change year-on-year - +8.88% +2.05%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -8 9,815 £44,870 -0.29% 2,515
UK excluding London -5 7,011 £40,000 -1.23% 2,042
London -22 3,349 £55,000 -4.35% 632
Work from Home -5 1,958 £50,000 - 340
South East -9 1,908 £41,500 -2.35% 439
North of England +2 1,731 £40,000 - 564
Midlands -3 1,254 £40,000 -5.88% 361
South West -7 883 £35,875 -4.33% 284
North West 0 804 £41,000 -8.89% 309
West Midlands -4 803 £40,000 -11.11% 201
Yorkshire +1 773 £40,000 +6.67% 192
East of England -2 604 £34,750 -18.24% 229
East Midlands +4 445 £37,500 -6.25% 158
Scotland -3 410 £38,500 -16.14% 88
Wales -3 203 £36,500 -2.67% 68
North East -6 154 £34,250 +5.38% 63
Northern Ireland -28 28 £37,500 -16.67% 13
Channel Islands 0 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Isle of Man -11 2 £40,000 -23.81%

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 5,109 (46.21%) Microsoft
2 4,707 (42.58%) Active Directory
3 4,324 (39.11%) Azure
4 4,098 (37.07%) Windows Server
5 4,025 (36.41%) Microsoft 365
6 3,080 (27.86%) Social Skills
7 2,987 (27.02%) Linux
8 2,822 (25.53%) VMware
9 2,414 (21.84%) Windows 10
10 2,052 (18.56%) PowerShell
11 2,028 (18.34%) SQL
12 1,890 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1,863 (16.85%) AWS
14 1,813 (16.40%) SQL Server
15 1,765 (15.97%) Firewall
16 1,745 (15.78%) DevOps
17 1,730 (15.65%) ITIL
18 1,695 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
19 1,595 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
20 1,467 (13.27%) DNS
21 1,410 (12.75%) Finance
22 1,393 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 1,358 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
24 1,250 (11.31%) Hyper-V
25 1,175 (10.63%) C#
26 1,158 (10.47%) Cisco
27 1,157 (10.47%) Degree
28 1,143 (10.34%) DHCP
29 1,080 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
30 1,068 (9.66%) .NET

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
1 976 (8.83%) SharePoint
2 866 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 631 (5.71%) IIS
4 208 (1.88%) Confluence
5 176 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 162 (1.47%) Apache
7 137 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 120 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 110 (1.00%) Skype for Business
10 99 (0.90%) CMS
11 85 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 79 (0.71%) nginx
13 58 (0.52%) Umbraco
14 57 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
15 45 (0.41%) EPiServer
15 45 (0.41%) Kentico
16 39 (0.35%) Headless CMS
17 37 (0.33%) OpenStack
17 37 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 36 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,358 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 276 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 144 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 40 (0.36%) Simulink
6 32 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 26 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 19 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 14 (0.13%) Sketch
11 13 (0.12%) Siemens NX
12 11 (0.100%) InDesign
13 10 (0.090%) InVision
14 9 (0.081%) Figma
15 8 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
15 8 (0.072%) AutoCAD
15 8 (0.072%) Revit
16 7 (0.063%) Acrobat
17 6 (0.054%) MicroStation
17 6 (0.054%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 79 (0.71%) Oracle Clinical
2 55 (0.50%) Sentinel
3 46 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 42 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 29 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.19%) SAP Business One
7 20 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
7 20 (0.18%) Sage 200
8 15 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 13 (0.12%) Teamcenter
10 11 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
11 10 (0.090%) Elite 3E
12 9 (0.081%) Sage 50
13 8 (0.072%) Magento
14 7 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (0.063%) Relativity
14 7 (0.063%) Shopify
15 6 (0.054%) Unica
16 5 (0.045%) MetaTrader
16 5 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4,324 (39.11%) Azure
2 4,025 (36.41%) Microsoft 365
3 1,863 (16.85%) AWS
4 928 (8.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 540 (4.88%) IaaS
6 485 (4.39%) SaaS
7 428 (3.87%) PaaS
8 425 (3.84%) GCP
9 333 (3.01%) Serverless
10 316 (2.86%) OneDrive
11 295 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 235 (2.13%) Power Platform
13 183 (1.66%) GitHub
14 174 (1.57%) Mimecast
15 158 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
16 144 (1.30%) Amazon S3
16 144 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
17 119 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
18 97 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 96 (0.87%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 1,765 (15.97%) Firewall
2 1,467 (13.27%) DNS
3 1,143 (10.34%) DHCP
4 1,002 (9.06%) VPN
5 947 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 810 (7.33%) LAN
7 806 (7.29%) WAN
8 548 (4.96%) SAN
9 341 (3.08%) VoIP
10 338 (3.06%) VLAN
11 329 (2.98%) Wi-Fi
12 322 (2.91%) Wireless
13 270 (2.44%) Network Security
14 245 (2.22%) Internet
15 209 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
16 184 (1.66%) HTTP
17 150 (1.36%) Skype
18 141 (1.28%) NAS
19 140 (1.27%) SSL
20 121 (1.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,813 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 340 (3.08%) MySQL
3 307 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 225 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 201 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
6 187 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 174 (1.57%) MongoDB
8 159 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 157 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 153 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
11 143 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 141 (1.28%) Power BI
13 89 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 86 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 75 (0.68%) Redis
16 72 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 72 (0.65%) Hadoop
17 64 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
18 49 (0.44%) Big Data
18 49 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 693 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 482 (4.36%) Jenkins
3 464 (4.20%) JIRA
4 229 (2.07%) Visual Studio
5 189 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 161 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 156 (1.41%) GitLab
8 137 (1.24%) Bitbucket
8 137 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 85 (0.77%) Selenium
10 83 (0.75%) Eclipse
11 81 (0.73%) Subversion
12 70 (0.63%) Maven
13 69 (0.62%) Gradle
14 68 (0.62%) IntelliJ
14 68 (0.62%) MSI
15 56 (0.51%) JMeter
16 54 (0.49%) webpack
17 48 (0.43%) Postman
18 45 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3,080 (27.86%) Social Skills
2 1,410 (12.75%) Finance
3 852 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
4 393 (3.55%) Retail
5 364 (3.29%) Banking
6 311 (2.81%) Law
7 296 (2.68%) Public Sector
8 290 (2.62%) Organisational Skills
9 283 (2.56%) Manufacturing
10 276 (2.50%) Legal
10 276 (2.50%) Telecoms
11 262 (2.37%) Presentation Skills
12 243 (2.20%) Marketing
13 166 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
14 123 (1.11%) Electronics
15 116 (1.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 113 (1.02%) Back Office
17 110 (1.00%) Automotive
18 95 (0.86%) Advertising
19 93 (0.84%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,513 (13.69%) Analyst
2 1,228 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1,073 (9.71%) Developer
3 1,073 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,025 (9.27%) IT Support
5 796 (7.20%) IT Engineer
6 728 (6.59%) Support Analyst
7 507 (4.59%) Architect
8 503 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 462 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 448 (4.05%) IT Analyst
11 431 (3.90%) Service Analyst
12 416 (3.76%) Administrator
13 415 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
14 410 (3.71%) IT Support Engineer
15 405 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
16 393 (3.55%) Consultant
17 376 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
18 348 (3.15%) Windows Engineer
19 345 (3.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,068 (9.66%) .NET
2 605 (5.47%) HTML
3 478 (4.32%) CSS
4 475 (4.30%) Web Services
5 417 (3.77%) AngularJS
6 381 (3.45%) React
7 359 (3.25%) REST
8 334 (3.02%) ASP.NET
9 290 (2.62%) Node.js
10 259 (2.34%) .NET Core
11 240 (2.17%) HTML5
12 236 (2.13%) XML
13 216 (1.95%) .NET Framework
14 175 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
15 169 (1.53%) JSON
16 147 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 135 (1.22%) WPF
18 129 (1.17%) jQuery
19 125 (1.13%) Entity Framework
19 125 (1.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 787 (7.12%) Data Centre
2 475 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 460 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
4 424 (3.84%) Public Cloud
5 310 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 299 (2.70%) User Experience
7 209 (1.89%) Clustering
8 191 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 173 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
10 153 (1.38%) Replication
11 143 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
12 131 (1.18%) PKI
13 125 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
14 107 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 105 (0.95%) iPhone
16 101 (0.91%) Private Cloud
17 99 (0.90%) Mobile App
18 97 (0.88%) Client/Server
19 95 (0.86%) Cloud Native
20 88 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4,098 (37.07%) Windows Server
2 2,987 (27.02%) Linux
3 2,414 (21.84%) Windows 10
4 1,080 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 861 (7.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 713 (6.45%) Windows Server 2019
7 656 (5.93%) Windows 7
8 595 (5.38%) Unix
9 584 (5.28%) Android
10 523 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 491 (4.44%) Apple iOS
12 314 (2.84%) Mac OS
13 226 (2.04%) Windows 8
14 207 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 182 (1.65%) CentOS
16 169 (1.53%) Mac OS X
17 140 (1.27%) Ubuntu
18 131 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 78 (0.71%) Windows XP
20 58 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,745 (15.78%) DevOps
2 1,730 (15.65%) ITIL
3 1,695 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1,595 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
5 1,393 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 749 (6.78%) Migration
7 672 (6.08%) Infrastructure as Code
8 635 (5.74%) Computer Science
9 612 (5.54%) Software Engineering
10 569 (5.15%) Mentoring
11 561 (5.07%) Project Management
12 540 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
13 538 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 527 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
15 524 (4.74%) Scrum
16 513 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
17 510 (4.61%) Service Delivery
18 463 (4.19%) Service Management
19 421 (3.81%) Incident Management
20 418 (3.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2,052 (18.56%) PowerShell
2 2,028 (18.34%) SQL
3 1,175 (10.63%) C#
4 1,036 (9.37%) Python
5 890 (8.05%) JavaScript
6 740 (6.69%) Java
7 498 (4.50%) Bash Shell
8 493 (4.46%) C++
9 291 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 253 (2.29%) C
11 203 (1.84%) TypeScript
12 194 (1.75%) PHP
12 194 (1.75%) Ruby
13 185 (1.67%) Perl
14 144 (1.30%) VB
15 122 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 110 (1.00%) Go
17 101 (0.91%) VB.NET
18 100 (0.90%) VBScript
19 67 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,157 (10.47%) Degree
2 707 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 600 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 364 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 358 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
6 332 (3.00%) MCSE
7 312 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 287 (2.60%) CCNA
9 242 (2.19%) MCSA
10 160 (1.45%) MCP
11 130 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 109 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 104 (0.94%) CCNP
13 104 (0.94%) DBS Check
14 96 (0.87%) AWS Certification
15 95 (0.86%) DV Cleared
16 94 (0.85%) A+ Certification
17 81 (0.73%) CISSP
18 74 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 70 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 754 (6.82%) SLA
2 308 (2.79%) QA
3 294 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 200 (1.81%) GDPR
5 148 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 107 (0.97%) Accessibility
7 79 (0.71%) Good Clinical Practice
8 57 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 52 (0.47%) PCI DSS
10 51 (0.46%) PMO
11 46 (0.42%) NIST
12 42 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 35 (0.32%) MISRA
14 33 (0.30%) Def Stans
15 27 (0.24%) MiFID
16 25 (0.23%) EMIR
17 20 (0.18%) ISO 9001
17 20 (0.18%) ITGC
18 15 (0.14%) COBIT
19 13 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 4,707 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 1,890 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,250 (11.31%) Hyper-V
4 706 (6.39%) Docker
5 390 (3.53%) vSphere
6 336 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
7 268 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
8 232 (2.10%) XenApp
9 199 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 166 (1.50%) XenDesktop
11 159 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
12 100 (0.90%) Firmware
13 92 (0.83%) BitLocker
14 58 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
15 57 (0.52%) Terminal Services
16 52 (0.47%) KVM
17 44 (0.40%) NFS
18 42 (0.38%) VMware NSX
19 36 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
20 35 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,036 (9.37%) SCCM
2 911 (8.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 856 (7.74%) Terraform
4 718 (6.49%) Ansible
5 633 (5.73%) Kubernetes
6 340 (3.08%) Puppet
7 244 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
8 158 (1.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 158 (1.43%) Grafana
9 157 (1.42%) SCOM
10 151 (1.37%) WSUS
11 149 (1.35%) Prometheus
12 128 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
13 117 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
14 96 (0.87%) Nagios
15 85 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
16 77 (0.70%) vCenter Server
17 55 (0.50%) Backup Exec
17 55 (0.50%) ZABBIX
18 54 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5,109 (46.21%) Microsoft
2 2,822 (25.53%) VMware
3 1,158 (10.47%) Cisco
4 1,006 (9.10%) Citrix
5 764 (6.91%) Oracle
6 420 (3.80%) Veeam
7 392 (3.55%) Apple
8 357 (3.23%) HP
9 346 (3.13%) Google
10 265 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 264 (2.39%) ServiceNow
12 262 (2.37%) Dell
13 256 (2.32%) Meraki
14 237 (2.14%) Splunk
15 219 (1.98%) NetApp
16 191 (1.73%) Sophos
17 187 (1.69%) IBM
18 181 (1.64%) SAP
19 127 (1.15%) SolarWinds
20 119 (1.08%) SonicWALL