Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 6,163 18,392 21,847
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 13.60% 13.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.38% 59.76% 58.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,954 15,624 18,454
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,322 £23,038
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +4.17%

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 11,546 30,778 37,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.32% 22.76% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9,621 24,522 30,343
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -3 5,702 £45,000 +12.50% 1,314
UK excluding London -3 4,011 £41,500 +10.67% 1,155
London -11 1,954 £55,000 +10.00% 278
South East -3 1,202 £42,500 +13.33% 261
North of England -2 971 £41,000 +10.01% 325
Work from Home -2 777 £47,500 -20.83% 176
Midlands 0 637 £41,500 +10.67% 205
South West -2 582 £38,500 +10.00% 144
North West -5 497 £44,000 +17.33% 182
West Midlands -2 407 £42,500 +10.03% 118
Yorkshire 0 379 £37,500 - 114
East of England -1 327 £40,000 +2.56% 98
East Midlands -3 228 £40,000 +10.34% 86
Scotland -2 176 £47,500 +23.38% 78
Wales +1 120 £38,500 +2.67% 40
North East -2 95 £40,500 +24.62% 29
Northern Ireland +1 20 £45,000 +55.17% 4
Isle of Man -1 6 £52,500 +16.67%
Channel Islands 0 3 £55,000 +120.00%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 2,937 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 2,655 (43.08%) Active Directory
3 2,446 (39.69%) Windows Server
4 2,329 (37.79%) Azure
5 2,096 (34.01%) Office 365
6 1,945 (31.56%) VMware
7 1,535 (24.91%) Linux
8 1,236 (20.06%) SQL
9 1,182 (19.18%) Windows 10
10 1,153 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,103 (17.90%) PowerShell
12 1,004 (16.29%) AWS
13 987 (16.01%) SQL Server
14 954 (15.48%) DevOps
15 915 (14.85%) Firewall
16 899 (14.59%) ITIL
17 880 (14.28%) DNS
18 879 (14.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 870 (14.12%) Finance
20 807 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
21 792 (12.85%) Cisco
22 722 (11.72%) Citrix
23 721 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
24 701 (11.37%) Hyper-V
25 668 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
26 646 (10.48%) DHCP
27 612 (9.93%) SCCM
28 607 (9.85%) C#
29 605 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
30 591 (9.59%) Python

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
1 556 (9.02%) MS Exchange
2 516 (8.37%) SharePoint
3 296 (4.80%) IIS
4 138 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 120 (1.95%) Skype for Business
6 116 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 114 (1.85%) Confluence
8 65 (1.05%) Apache
9 50 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 48 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 33 (0.54%) CMS
11 33 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 27 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
15 16 (0.26%) nginx
16 15 (0.24%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
16 15 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 668 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.13%) InVision
7 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.11%) Sketch
8 5 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.065%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.049%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.032%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.032%) Revit
12 1 (0.016%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.016%) LightWave 3D
12 1 (0.016%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 44 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.44%) Sentinel
3 15 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
5 9 (0.15%) iTrent
5 9 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
5 9 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.097%) FLEXCUBE
7 6 (0.097%) Workfront
8 5 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.081%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.065%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.049%) Aareon QL
10 3 (0.049%) Eikon
10 3 (0.049%) Elite 3E
10 3 (0.049%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2,329 (37.79%) Azure
2 2,096 (34.01%) Office 365
3 1,004 (16.29%) AWS
4 404 (6.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 336 (5.45%) IaaS
6 247 (4.01%) SaaS
7 231 (3.75%) PaaS
8 149 (2.42%) GCP
9 140 (2.27%) OneDrive
10 82 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 80 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
12 76 (1.23%) Power Platform
13 71 (1.15%) Serverless
14 69 (1.12%) Mimecast
15 60 (0.97%) GitHub
16 55 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
17 46 (0.75%) Amazon S3
18 43 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
18 43 (0.70%) G Suite
19 37 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 915 (14.85%) Firewall
2 880 (14.28%) DNS
3 646 (10.48%) DHCP
4 564 (9.15%) TCP/IP
5 514 (8.34%) WAN
6 481 (7.80%) LAN
7 411 (6.67%) SAN
8 380 (6.17%) VPN
9 237 (3.85%) VoIP
10 189 (3.07%) VLAN
11 181 (2.94%) Network Security
12 179 (2.90%) Skype
13 172 (2.79%) Wireless
14 157 (2.55%) Internet
15 139 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
16 107 (1.74%) NetScaler
17 106 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
18 78 (1.27%) SSL
19 76 (1.23%) Unified Communications
20 74 (1.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 987 (16.01%) SQL Server
2 150 (2.43%) MySQL
3 99 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 90 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 84 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 81 (1.31%) NoSQL
6 81 (1.31%) Oracle Database
7 80 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
8 74 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 66 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 55 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
10 55 (0.89%) Big Data
11 47 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
11 47 (0.76%) Power BI
12 45 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
13 44 (0.71%) MongoDB
14 40 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
15 34 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
16 29 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
17 28 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 314 (5.09%) Git (software)
2 221 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 204 (3.31%) JIRA
4 128 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 105 (1.70%) TeamCity
6 104 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 94 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 70 (1.14%) Selenium
9 62 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 60 (0.97%) Subversion
11 56 (0.91%) GitLab
12 39 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
13 38 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
14 27 (0.44%) JUnit
15 25 (0.41%) NUnit
16 24 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (0.37%) Cucumber
17 23 (0.37%) MSI
18 22 (0.36%) Maven
19 19 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 870 (14.12%) Finance
2 188 (3.05%) Banking
3 183 (2.97%) Law
4 160 (2.60%) Legal
5 130 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 127 (2.06%) Public Sector
7 111 (1.80%) Retail
8 93 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 84 (1.36%) Games
10 70 (1.14%) Marketing
11 63 (1.02%) Advertising
11 63 (1.02%) Electronics
12 54 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 51 (0.83%) Back Office
14 45 (0.73%) Military
15 42 (0.68%) Local Government
16 41 (0.67%) Front Office
17 37 (0.60%) Investment Banking
18 25 (0.41%) Digital Economy
19 21 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 829 (13.45%) Analyst
2 712 (11.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 667 (10.82%) Support Engineer
4 495 (8.03%) Developer
5 455 (7.38%) IT Support
6 445 (7.22%) IT Engineer
7 341 (5.53%) Support Analyst
8 331 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 305 (4.95%) Azure Engineer
10 273 (4.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 271 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
12 243 (3.94%) Administrator
13 233 (3.78%) Architect
14 227 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
15 210 (3.41%) IT Support Engineer
15 210 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
16 202 (3.28%) IT Analyst
17 198 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
18 191 (3.10%) Service Analyst
19 186 (3.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (9.46%) .NET
2 251 (4.07%) HTML
3 222 (3.60%) CSS
4 171 (2.77%) ASP.NET
5 169 (2.74%) Web Services
6 163 (2.64%) .NET Core
6 163 (2.64%) REST
7 160 (2.60%) AngularJS
8 142 (2.30%) .NET Framework
9 139 (2.26%) React
10 135 (2.19%) Node.js
11 126 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
12 124 (2.01%) JSON
13 104 (1.69%) XML
14 103 (1.67%) HTML5
15 102 (1.66%) WPF
16 90 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
17 82 (1.33%) jQuery
18 76 (1.23%) WCF
19 70 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 427 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 377 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 282 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 239 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 170 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 140 (2.27%) Driving Licence
7 126 (2.04%) User Experience
8 92 (1.49%) Clustering
8 92 (1.49%) PKI
9 89 (1.44%) Replication
10 80 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 79 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
11 79 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
12 69 (1.12%) Private Cloud
13 67 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 62 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 61 (0.99%) Mobile App
16 58 (0.94%) Algorithms
17 49 (0.80%) Smartphone
18 47 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2,446 (39.69%) Windows Server
2 1,535 (24.91%) Linux
3 1,182 (19.18%) Windows 10
4 721 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 589 (9.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 441 (7.16%) Windows 7
7 413 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 315 (5.11%) Unix
9 279 (4.53%) Windows Server 2019
10 145 (2.35%) Android
11 125 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 111 (1.80%) CentOS
13 107 (1.74%) Mac OS
14 105 (1.70%) Windows 8
15 93 (1.51%) Apple iOS
16 64 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
17 63 (1.02%) Ubuntu
18 57 (0.92%) Mac OS X
19 52 (0.84%) Solaris
20 44 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 954 (15.48%) DevOps
2 899 (14.59%) ITIL
3 879 (14.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 807 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
5 605 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
6 399 (6.47%) Migration
7 320 (5.19%) Software Engineering
8 310 (5.03%) Infrastructure as Code
9 291 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
10 274 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 263 (4.27%) Change Management
12 262 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
12 262 (4.25%) Mentoring
12 262 (4.25%) Service Management
12 262 (4.25%) Test Automation
13 256 (4.15%) Project Delivery
14 251 (4.07%) Project Management
15 246 (3.99%) Scrum
16 243 (3.94%) Configuration Management
17 239 (3.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,236 (20.06%) SQL
2 1,103 (17.90%) PowerShell
3 607 (9.85%) C#
4 591 (9.59%) Python
5 381 (6.18%) JavaScript
6 341 (5.53%) Java
7 304 (4.93%) C++
8 273 (4.43%) Bash Shell
9 216 (3.50%) T-SQL
10 137 (2.22%) C
11 128 (2.08%) Perl
12 70 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 69 (1.12%) PHP
13 69 (1.12%) VB
14 66 (1.07%) Ruby
15 64 (1.04%) Shell Script
16 55 (0.89%) VB.NET
17 54 (0.88%) VBScript
18 41 (0.67%) Go
19 33 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 488 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 487 (7.90%) Degree
3 373 (6.05%) Security Cleared
4 266 (4.32%) SC Cleared
5 262 (4.25%) MCSE
6 230 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
7 207 (3.36%) MCSA
8 197 (3.20%) CCNA
9 110 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
10 108 (1.75%) MCP
11 105 (1.70%) CISSP
12 98 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 96 (1.56%) DV Cleared
14 85 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
15 65 (1.05%) CISM
16 64 (1.04%) CCNP
17 46 (0.75%) MCITP
18 37 (0.60%) Server+ Certification
19 34 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 34 (0.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 410 (6.65%) SLA
2 186 (3.02%) GDPR
3 156 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 135 (2.19%) QA
5 53 (0.86%) NIST
6 39 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.24%) COBIT
10 13 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.081%) EMIR
16 5 (0.081%) MiFID
16 5 (0.081%) NCSC
17 4 (0.065%) BS25999
System Software
1 2,655 (43.08%) Active Directory
2 1,153 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 701 (11.37%) Hyper-V
4 410 (6.65%) Docker
5 238 (3.86%) vSphere
6 181 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 152 (2.47%) XenApp
8 99 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
8 99 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 90 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 79 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
11 67 (1.09%) Firmware
12 36 (0.58%) BitLocker
13 33 (0.54%) VMware Server
14 32 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 28 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 24 (0.39%) KVM
16 24 (0.39%) VMware NSX
17 21 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
18 19 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 612 (9.93%) SCCM
2 423 (6.86%) Ansible
3 359 (5.83%) Terraform
4 326 (5.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 323 (5.24%) Kubernetes
6 268 (4.35%) Puppet
7 169 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
8 144 (2.34%) WSUS
9 130 (2.11%) SCOM
10 59 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
10 59 (0.96%) vCenter Server
11 56 (0.91%) Nagios
12 47 (0.76%) Backup Exec
13 44 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
14 42 (0.68%) SCVMM
15 35 (0.57%) NetBackup
16 28 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
17 25 (0.41%) Prometheus
17 25 (0.41%) SCOrch
18 22 (0.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2,937 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 1,945 (31.56%) VMware
3 792 (12.85%) Cisco
4 722 (11.72%) Citrix
5 397 (6.44%) Oracle
6 285 (4.62%) HP
7 217 (3.52%) Veeam
8 172 (2.79%) Red Hat
9 168 (2.73%) Google
10 167 (2.71%) Dell
11 145 (2.35%) NetApp
12 131 (2.13%) Apple
13 129 (2.09%) Sophos
14 118 (1.91%) SolarWinds
15 102 (1.66%) EMC
16 98 (1.59%) Meraki
17 97 (1.57%) Splunk
18 91 (1.48%) SAP
19 82 (1.33%) EnterpriseDB
20 76 (1.23%) ServiceNow