Microsoft Windows
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Windows skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Windows over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 16 18 38
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 -14
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9,528 9,434 14,426
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.67% 10.20% 8.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.21% 62.40% 45.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,524 6,689 9,751
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £29,250 £31,250 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £44,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - -2.22%
75th Percentile £55,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,715 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -

All Operating Systems
UK

Windows falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring operating system skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 14,390 15,119 32,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 16.35% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10,771 10,301 16,333
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

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 25 June 2024.

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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +2 8,812 £40,000 -8.05% 1,295
UK excluding London +4 7,393 £37,500 -6.25% 1,129
Work from Home +5 2,770 £49,500 -1.00% 509
South East +2 2,061 £40,000 +6.67% 306
London +5 1,965 £55,000 +4.76% 297
North of England +2 1,572 £37,500 -6.25% 288
Midlands +6 1,376 £35,000 -12.50% 178
South West +4 1,032 £40,000 - 168
North West -6 792 £40,000 -5.88% 161
West Midlands +11 786 £35,000 -12.50% 98
East of England +1 780 £32,500 -14.47% 124
Yorkshire +10 598 £37,000 +2.78% 99
East Midlands +3 585 £33,966 -14.98% 80
Scotland -42 368 £42,500 - 69
North East +7 184 £33,000 -17.50% 34
Wales +4 152 £32,500 -1.52% 28
Northern Ireland -12 49 £37,500 -11.76% 17
Isle of Man -1 13 £43,750 +45.83% 1

Windows
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,496 (15.70%) Microsoft Exchange
2 977 (10.25%) SharePoint
3 220 (2.31%) IIS
4 137 (1.44%) Apache
5 71 (0.75%) Confluence
6 59 (0.62%) Skype for Business
7 50 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 49 (0.51%) CMS
9 47 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 42 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 36 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 23 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 23 (0.24%) WordPress
13 22 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
15 18 (0.19%) SAS
16 15 (0.16%) JBoss
17 13 (0.14%) Umbraco
18 9 (0.094%) nginx
18 9 (0.094%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,397 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
2 302 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 111 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 26 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 17 (0.18%) Trello
8 15 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (0.094%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.084%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.073%) Adobe XD
12 6 (0.063%) Revit
13 5 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.031%) Final Cut Pro
14 3 (0.031%) Pro Tools
14 3 (0.031%) Simulink
14 3 (0.031%) SPSS
15 2 (0.021%) CATIA
15 2 (0.021%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 43 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.41%) NEC Housing
3 18 (0.19%) Fidessa
4 17 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
5 14 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.094%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.094%) Teamcenter
7 6 (0.063%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.063%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.063%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.052%) Shopify
8 5 (0.052%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.042%) Salesforce CRM
9 4 (0.042%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.031%) Carpe Diem
10 3 (0.031%) Eikon
10 3 (0.031%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.031%) Sage 50
11 2 (0.021%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4,000 (41.98%) Microsoft 365
2 3,480 (36.52%) Azure
3 1,097 (11.51%) Entra ID
4 904 (9.49%) AWS
5 409 (4.29%) OneDrive
6 310 (3.25%) Azure DevOps
7 292 (3.06%) SaaS
8 239 (2.51%) IBM Cloud
9 217 (2.28%) GCP
9 217 (2.28%) IaaS
10 179 (1.88%) Serverless
11 177 (1.86%) Power Platform
12 140 (1.47%) Azure Functions
12 140 (1.47%) Azure Logic Apps
13 139 (1.46%) Google Workspace
14 136 (1.43%) Azure API Management
15 134 (1.41%) Azure Service Bus
16 133 (1.40%) Mimecast
17 125 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
18 123 (1.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1,772 (18.60%) Firewall
2 1,388 (14.57%) DNS
3 993 (10.42%) DHCP
4 851 (8.93%) WAN
5 843 (8.85%) TCP/IP
6 803 (8.43%) LAN
7 729 (7.65%) VPN
8 505 (5.30%) Wi-Fi
9 466 (4.89%) Wireless
10 458 (4.81%) SAN
11 375 (3.94%) Internet
12 333 (3.49%) VLAN
13 317 (3.33%) VoIP
14 284 (2.98%) Network Security
15 173 (1.82%) NAS
15 173 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
16 171 (1.79%) SD-WAN
17 126 (1.32%) WLAN
18 107 (1.12%) SNMP
19 106 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 861 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 387 (4.06%) MongoDB
3 327 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
4 302 (3.17%) DB2
5 259 (2.72%) NoSQL
6 245 (2.57%) Relational Database
7 164 (1.72%) MySQL
8 137 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
9 135 (1.42%) Power BI
10 79 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
11 74 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 61 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 59 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 52 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
15 37 (0.39%) RDBMS
16 32 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
17 28 (0.29%) QlikView
18 25 (0.26%) Redis
19 22 (0.23%) Big Data
19 22 (0.23%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 238 (2.50%) Git
2 224 (2.35%) JIRA
3 143 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 119 (1.25%) Visual Studio
5 88 (0.92%) GitLab
6 70 (0.73%) Subversion
7 37 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 36 (0.38%) Bitbucket
9 27 (0.28%) CMake
10 26 (0.27%) MSI
11 22 (0.23%) Artifactory
11 22 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (0.21%) TeamCity
13 19 (0.20%) Ant
14 18 (0.19%) LabVIEW
15 15 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (0.15%) AdminStudio
17 13 (0.14%) Selenium
18 12 (0.13%) InstallShield
18 12 (0.13%) IntelliJ
General
1 2,913 (30.57%) Social Skills
2 1,295 (13.59%) Finance
3 881 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
4 514 (5.39%) Public Sector
5 365 (3.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 365 (3.83%) Law
6 315 (3.31%) Organisational Skills
7 300 (3.15%) Telecoms
8 298 (3.13%) Retail
9 295 (3.10%) Manufacturing
10 253 (2.66%) Legal
11 233 (2.45%) Banking
12 167 (1.75%) Marketing
13 152 (1.60%) Electronics
14 143 (1.50%) Aerospace
15 140 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
16 116 (1.22%) Games
17 103 (1.08%) Automotive
18 93 (0.98%) Presentation Skills
19 76 (0.80%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,671 (17.54%) IT Support
2 1,466 (15.39%) Support Engineer
3 1,241 (13.02%) Analyst
4 1,171 (12.29%) IT Engineer
5 1,123 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1,087 (11.41%) Senior
7 810 (8.50%) IT Support Engineer
8 577 (6.06%) IT Technician
9 525 (5.51%) Lead
10 507 (5.32%) Support Analyst
11 504 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 502 (5.27%) Developer
13 462 (4.85%) IT Analyst
14 398 (4.18%) Support Technician
15 346 (3.63%) Software Engineer
16 340 (3.57%) Service Analyst
17 332 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 320 (3.36%) 1st Line Support
19 319 (3.35%) Administrator
20 318 (3.34%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (6.78%) .NET
2 464 (4.87%) HTML
3 403 (4.23%) CSS
4 350 (3.67%) REST
5 345 (3.62%) ASP.NET
5 345 (3.62%) React
6 339 (3.56%) AngularJS
7 329 (3.45%) Web Services
8 296 (3.11%) Vue
9 287 (3.01%) jQuery
10 279 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 242 (2.54%) ASP.NET Core
11 242 (2.54%) Ember.js
12 239 (2.51%) Backbone.js
13 160 (1.68%) Node.js
14 150 (1.57%) WPF
15 113 (1.19%) .NET Framework
16 95 (1.00%) XML
17 87 (0.91%) YAML
18 84 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 566 (5.94%) Data Centre
2 522 (5.48%) Driving Licence
3 454 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 378 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 316 (3.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 290 (3.04%) Algorithms
7 273 (2.87%) Onboarding
8 253 (2.66%) Public Cloud
9 247 (2.59%) Data Structures
10 239 (2.51%) Blockchain
10 239 (2.51%) Replication
11 197 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
12 166 (1.74%) Clustering
13 165 (1.73%) PKI
14 127 (1.33%) e-Learning
15 101 (1.06%) Smartphone
16 95 (1.00%) EPoS
17 93 (0.98%) Client/Server
18 82 (0.86%) Cyberattack
19 73 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3,430 (36.00%) Windows Server
2 2,527 (26.52%) Linux
3 1,884 (19.77%) Windows 10
4 679 (7.13%) Android
5 624 (6.55%) Apple iOS
6 611 (6.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 557 (5.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 507 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 412 (4.32%) Mac OS
10 395 (4.15%) Unix
11 311 (3.26%) Windows 7
12 163 (1.71%) Ubuntu
13 159 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 157 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 131 (1.37%) CentOS
16 119 (1.25%) VMS
17 115 (1.21%) Windows 8
18 91 (0.96%) Mac OS X
19 73 (0.77%) Solaris
20 54 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,177 (22.85%) Problem-Solving
2 1,625 (17.05%) ITIL
3 1,526 (16.02%) Customer Service
4 1,424 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 968 (10.16%) Cybersecurity
6 813 (8.53%) Agile
7 780 (8.19%) DevOps
8 764 (8.02%) Mentoring
9 607 (6.37%) Computer Science
10 514 (5.39%) Software Engineering
11 483 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
12 467 (4.90%) Project Management
13 466 (4.89%) Service Management
14 442 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 418 (4.39%) Service Delivery
16 403 (4.23%) User Experience
17 385 (4.04%) ITSM
18 379 (3.98%) Change Management
19 373 (3.91%) Artificial Intelligence
20 367 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1,349 (14.16%) SQL
2 1,255 (13.17%) PowerShell
3 788 (8.27%) C#
4 787 (8.26%) Python
5 532 (5.58%) JavaScript
6 419 (4.40%) Java
7 399 (4.19%) Bash
8 337 (3.54%) C++
9 196 (2.06%) C
10 118 (1.24%) Perl
11 109 (1.14%) T-SQL
12 100 (1.05%) VB
13 58 (0.61%) VBScript
14 55 (0.58%) Ruby
14 55 (0.58%) XAML
15 48 (0.50%) TypeScript
16 47 (0.49%) PHP
17 46 (0.48%) Shell Script
18 37 (0.39%) PL/SQL
19 34 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,600 (16.79%) Degree
2 1,114 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 625 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 615 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 496 (5.21%) DV Cleared
6 424 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 364 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
8 308 (3.23%) CCNA
9 270 (2.83%) MCSE
10 266 (2.79%) DBS Check
11 236 (2.48%) MCP
12 195 (2.05%) A+ Certification
13 146 (1.53%) CCNP
14 142 (1.49%) Azure Certification
15 126 (1.32%) Master's Degree
16 113 (1.19%) MCSA
17 107 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
18 101 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 97 (1.02%) CISSP
20 83 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 587 (6.16%) SLA
2 203 (2.13%) GDPR
3 190 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 171 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 152 (1.60%) QA
6 75 (0.79%) NIST
7 73 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 70 (0.73%) Accessibility
9 31 (0.33%) PMO
10 29 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 28 (0.29%) Data Quality
12 25 (0.26%) COBIT
13 21 (0.22%) SOC 2
14 20 (0.21%) ITGC
15 19 (0.20%) GRC
16 15 (0.16%) NCSC
17 13 (0.14%) ISO 9001
17 13 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 9 (0.094%) HIPAA
18 9 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4,099 (43.02%) Active Directory
2 1,535 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,104 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 351 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
5 310 (3.25%) Docker
6 268 (2.81%) vSphere
7 231 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
8 182 (1.91%) XenApp
9 163 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
10 160 (1.68%) XenDesktop
11 124 (1.30%) Firmware
12 87 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
13 67 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
14 61 (0.64%) KVM
15 57 (0.60%) Terminal Services
16 45 (0.47%) VirtualBox
17 27 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
18 25 (0.26%) pfSense
19 24 (0.25%) VMware NSX
20 22 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 982 (10.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 694 (7.28%) SCCM
3 407 (4.27%) Ansible
4 360 (3.78%) Kubernetes
5 310 (3.25%) Terraform
6 244 (2.56%) vCenter Server
7 187 (1.96%) WSUS
8 144 (1.51%) SCOM
9 126 (1.32%) Puppet
10 106 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
11 101 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
12 84 (0.88%) Prometheus
13 79 (0.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 65 (0.68%) AirWatch
15 61 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
15 61 (0.64%) Nagios
16 60 (0.63%) FortiGate
17 56 (0.59%) Grafana
18 54 (0.57%) ZABBIX
19 45 (0.47%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 4,794 (50.31%) Microsoft
2 2,297 (24.11%) VMware
3 877 (9.20%) Cisco
4 617 (6.48%) Citrix
5 522 (5.48%) Red Hat
6 434 (4.55%) Veeam
7 391 (4.10%) Apple
8 378 (3.97%) IBM
9 343 (3.60%) Oracle
10 322 (3.38%) Dell
11 308 (3.23%) HP
12 293 (3.08%) Google
13 209 (2.19%) NetApp
14 202 (2.12%) ServiceNow
15 172 (1.81%) Meraki
16 133 (1.40%) Palo Alto
17 129 (1.35%) Sophos
18 118 (1.24%) Adobe
19 114 (1.20%) Splunk
20 111 (1.16%) SolarWinds