Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 23,799 25,228 31,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.74% 14.18% 15.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.52% 57.96% 59.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19,895 21,770 27,680
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,061 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.09% -4.85% +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +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 42,104 43,524 53,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.31% 24.47% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 34,342 36,736 45,485
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% +2.87% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +1 22,433 £40,000 +3.90% 3,486
UK excluding London +1 14,640 £35,000 - 2,622
London 0 8,698 £48,500 +7.78% 1,077
South East -5 5,120 £37,500 - 689
North of England -2 3,115 £34,000 -2.86% 697
Midlands 0 2,064 £35,000 +3.86% 428
East of England +1 1,862 £37,500 -6.25% 326
North West -2 1,771 £35,000 - 415
South West 0 1,566 £36,000 +9.09% 267
West Midlands 0 1,320 £35,000 +7.69% 242
Yorkshire -3 1,104 £34,000 +3.03% 225
East Midlands -1 732 £34,000 -2.86% 185
Scotland +1 623 £37,500 -3.85% 143
Wales +2 281 £31,500 - 59
North East -1 241 £30,000 -1.26% 57
Northern Ireland -32 31 £31,000 +12.73% 10
Channel Islands +3 9 £32,750 -10.27%
Isle of Man -6 4 £40,750 +4.49% 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows.

1 9,991 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 8,942 (37.57%) Active Directory
3 8,847 (37.17%) Windows Server
4 6,579 (27.64%) VMware
5 6,036 (25.36%) Linux
6 5,162 (21.69%) SQL
7 5,006 (21.03%) SQL Server
8 4,715 (19.81%) ITIL
9 4,385 (18.43%) Office 365
10 4,266 (17.93%) Finance
11 4,144 (17.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 3,984 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3,750 (15.76%) Windows 7
14 3,745 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 3,552 (14.92%) Microsoft Office
16 3,530 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
17 3,338 (14.03%) Microsoft Azure
18 3,309 (13.90%) Firewall
19 3,261 (13.70%) Citrix
20 3,244 (13.63%) C#
21 3,223 (13.54%) MS Exchange
22 3,178 (13.35%) Cisco
23 3,003 (12.62%) Windows 10
24 2,981 (12.53%) .NET
25 2,961 (12.44%) PowerShell
26 2,828 (11.88%) Degree
27 2,744 (11.53%) Hyper-V
28 2,628 (11.04%) DNS
29 2,341 (9.84%) TCP/IP
29 2,341 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification

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 3,223 (13.54%) MS Exchange
2 1,583 (6.65%) IIS
3 1,405 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1,318 (5.54%) SharePoint
5 962 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 834 (3.50%) Skype for Business
7 623 (2.62%) Apache
8 462 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 385 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 241 (1.01%) Confluence
11 240 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
12 218 (0.92%) JBoss
13 216 (0.91%) WebSphere
14 194 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
15 189 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 165 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
17 164 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
18 160 (0.67%) WebLogic
19 156 (0.66%) CMS
20 140 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3,552 (14.92%) Microsoft Office
2 489 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 188 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 142 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 81 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 55 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 36 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 34 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 23 (0.097%) Acrobat
10 15 (0.063%) AutoCAD
11 13 (0.055%) SOLIDWORKS
12 12 (0.050%) Maya
13 11 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
13 11 (0.046%) InfoPath
14 10 (0.042%) Doxygen
15 9 (0.038%) CINEMA 4D
16 8 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
16 8 (0.034%) InDesign
16 8 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
17 7 (0.029%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 174 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 67 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 45 (0.19%) ION MarketView
5 36 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 25 (0.11%) MetaTrader
7 24 (0.10%) Teamcenter
8 23 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
9 21 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
9 21 (0.088%) Visualfiles
10 20 (0.084%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 19 (0.080%) Hyperion Planning
12 18 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 18 (0.076%) NetSuite
12 18 (0.076%) SAP ERP
13 16 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
13 16 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
14 15 (0.063%) Markit EDM
14 15 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 14 (0.059%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4,385 (18.43%) Office 365
2 3,338 (14.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,095 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
4 568 (2.39%) SaaS
5 515 (2.16%) IaaS
6 333 (1.40%) PaaS
7 281 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 253 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 196 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 139 (0.58%) GitHub
11 134 (0.56%) OneDrive
12 132 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 132 (0.55%) G Suite
13 125 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
14 71 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
15 63 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 56 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 50 (0.21%) Serverless
18 46 (0.19%) Amazon S3
19 45 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3,309 (13.90%) Firewall
2 2,628 (11.04%) DNS
3 2,341 (9.84%) TCP/IP
4 2,009 (8.44%) DHCP
5 1,847 (7.76%) SAN
6 1,801 (7.57%) WAN
7 1,777 (7.47%) LAN
8 1,333 (5.60%) VPN
9 864 (3.63%) VoIP
10 767 (3.22%) Internet
11 722 (3.03%) Skype
12 678 (2.85%) VLAN
13 627 (2.63%) Network Security
14 603 (2.53%) Wireless
15 392 (1.65%) NAS
16 364 (1.53%) SSL
17 355 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
18 354 (1.49%) HTTP
19 340 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
20 275 (1.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,006 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 865 (3.63%) MySQL
3 585 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 459 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 457 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 454 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 437 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 421 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 396 (1.66%) NoSQL
10 394 (1.66%) Oracle Database
11 299 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
12 281 (1.18%) MongoDB
13 273 (1.15%) Big Data
14 267 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
15 185 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
16 181 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 168 (0.71%) Hadoop
18 167 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 160 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
20 132 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1,046 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 759 (3.19%) JIRA
3 740 (3.11%) Visual Studio
4 739 (3.11%) Jenkins
5 547 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 446 (1.87%) Subversion
7 431 (1.81%) NUnit
8 420 (1.76%) TeamCity
9 354 (1.49%) Selenium
10 316 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 316 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
11 276 (1.16%) Moq
12 263 (1.11%) MSTest
13 209 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 167 (0.70%) MSI
15 151 (0.63%) Maven
16 139 (0.58%) JUnit
17 136 (0.57%) MSBuild
18 126 (0.53%) Eclipse
19 124 (0.52%) Cucumber
General
1 4,266 (17.93%) Finance
2 1,313 (5.52%) Banking
3 748 (3.14%) Retail
4 695 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 669 (2.81%) Law
6 631 (2.65%) Legal
7 559 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 439 (1.84%) Marketing
9 377 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 341 (1.43%) Retail Banking
11 326 (1.37%) Advertising
12 287 (1.21%) Back Office
13 265 (1.11%) Games
14 239 (1.00%) Front Office
15 181 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 176 (0.74%) Electronics
17 140 (0.59%) Publishing
18 127 (0.53%) Automotive
19 104 (0.44%) Military
20 98 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,124 (17.33%) Analyst
2 2,905 (12.21%) Support Engineer
3 2,832 (11.90%) Developer
4 2,096 (8.81%) Support Analyst
5 2,082 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2,021 (8.49%) IT Support
7 1,384 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 1,332 (5.60%) IT Engineer
9 1,199 (5.04%) Desktop Support
10 1,076 (4.52%) Software Engineer
11 1,075 (4.52%) Administrator
12 1,074 (4.51%) .NET Developer
12 1,074 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
13 953 (4.00%) Consultant
14 934 (3.92%) Service Analyst
15 921 (3.87%) IT Analyst
16 910 (3.82%) C# Developer
17 899 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 882 (3.71%) Applications Support
19 816 (3.43%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,981 (12.53%) .NET
2 1,398 (5.87%) HTML
3 1,304 (5.48%) ASP.NET
4 1,151 (4.84%) Web Services
5 1,017 (4.27%) CSS
6 834 (3.50%) XML
7 795 (3.34%) WPF
8 732 (3.08%) .NET Framework
9 720 (3.03%) WinForms
10 692 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 634 (2.66%) jQuery
12 582 (2.45%) AngularJS
13 576 (2.42%) WCF
14 426 (1.79%) HTML5
15 391 (1.64%) JSON
15 391 (1.64%) SOAP
16 365 (1.53%) REST
17 313 (1.32%) Ajax
17 313 (1.32%) Entity Framework
18 308 (1.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,626 (6.83%) Computer Science
2 1,591 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1,293 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 866 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 629 (2.64%) Clustering
6 567 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 474 (1.99%) User Experience
8 429 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 408 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 403 (1.69%) Client/Server
11 400 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
12 341 (1.43%) Replication
13 297 (1.25%) Mobile App
14 287 (1.21%) Fintech
15 284 (1.19%) Algorithms
16 278 (1.17%) iPhone
17 254 (1.07%) Hedge funds
18 249 (1.05%) Public Cloud
19 231 (0.97%) Fat Client
19 231 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8,847 (37.17%) Windows Server
2 6,036 (25.36%) Linux
3 4,144 (17.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3,750 (15.76%) Windows 7
5 3,745 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 3,003 (12.62%) Windows 10
7 2,241 (9.42%) Unix
8 1,222 (5.13%) Windows 8
9 951 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 873 (3.67%) Android
11 763 (3.21%) Apple iOS
12 583 (2.45%) Mac OS X
13 495 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 470 (1.97%) Windows XP
15 422 (1.77%) CentOS
16 329 (1.38%) Mac OS
17 327 (1.37%) Solaris
18 245 (1.03%) Ubuntu
19 167 (0.70%) AIX
20 128 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,715 (19.81%) ITIL
2 3,530 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1,832 (7.70%) DevOps
4 1,787 (7.51%) Software Engineering
5 1,217 (5.11%) Scrum
6 1,203 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
7 1,157 (4.86%) TDD
8 1,125 (4.73%) MVC
9 1,094 (4.60%) Service Delivery
10 1,054 (4.43%) Project Management
11 1,024 (4.30%) Service Management
12 950 (3.99%) Migration
13 940 (3.95%) Configuration Management
14 926 (3.89%) Test Automation
15 863 (3.63%) Change Management
16 849 (3.57%) Mentoring
17 841 (3.53%) OO
18 815 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
19 739 (3.11%) Incident Management
20 728 (3.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5,162 (21.69%) SQL
2 3,244 (13.63%) C#
3 2,961 (12.44%) PowerShell
4 1,945 (8.17%) Java
5 1,836 (7.71%) JavaScript
6 1,807 (7.59%) Python
7 1,544 (6.49%) C++
8 825 (3.47%) Bash Shell
9 790 (3.32%) C
10 734 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 657 (2.76%) Perl
12 565 (2.37%) PHP
13 454 (1.91%) Ruby
14 445 (1.87%) Shell Script
15 417 (1.75%) VB
16 391 (1.64%) VB.NET
17 265 (1.11%) VBScript
18 150 (0.63%) PL/SQL
19 133 (0.56%) VBA
20 98 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2,828 (11.88%) Degree
2 2,341 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,422 (5.98%) MCSE
4 1,248 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
5 1,005 (4.22%) Security Cleared
6 959 (4.03%) CCNA
7 814 (3.42%) MCSA
8 742 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 611 (2.57%) MCP
10 582 (2.45%) SC Cleared
11 479 (2.01%) CISSP
12 478 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 404 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
14 402 (1.69%) CCNP
15 397 (1.67%) MCITP
16 346 (1.45%) DV Cleared
17 308 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
18 307 (1.29%) A+ Certification
19 265 (1.11%) CISM
20 237 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,553 (6.53%) SLA
2 639 (2.68%) QA
3 610 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 275 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 165 (0.69%) GDPR
6 127 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 110 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 82 (0.34%) COBIT
9 78 (0.33%) PMO
10 75 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 72 (0.30%) Data Quality
12 69 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
13 48 (0.20%) GCP
14 32 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 31 (0.13%) NIST 800
15 31 (0.13%) SEPA
16 27 (0.11%) HIPAA
17 25 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 17 (0.071%) MiFID
19 16 (0.067%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 8,942 (37.57%) Active Directory
2 3,984 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,744 (11.53%) Hyper-V
4 1,006 (4.23%) XenApp
5 940 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
6 916 (3.85%) vSphere
7 632 (2.66%) XenDesktop
8 509 (2.14%) Docker
9 420 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
10 378 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 232 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
12 223 (0.94%) Terminal Services
13 199 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
14 198 (0.83%) XenServer
15 115 (0.48%) VirtualBox
16 113 (0.47%) Firmware
17 97 (0.41%) Xen
18 88 (0.37%) BitLocker
19 79 (0.33%) VMware NSX
20 76 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2,115 (8.89%) SCCM
2 902 (3.79%) Puppet
3 767 (3.22%) SCOM
4 739 (3.11%) Ansible
5 682 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
6 327 (1.37%) vCenter Server
7 310 (1.30%) WSUS
8 301 (1.26%) Nagios
9 287 (1.21%) Backup Exec
10 226 (0.95%) Terraform
11 192 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
12 175 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
13 152 (0.64%) SCOrch
14 147 (0.62%) AirWatch
15 115 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 114 (0.48%) Kubernetes
17 109 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 107 (0.45%) SCVMM
19 105 (0.44%) Nessus
20 104 (0.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9,991 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 6,579 (27.64%) VMware
3 3,261 (13.70%) Citrix
4 3,178 (13.35%) Cisco
5 1,475 (6.20%) Oracle
6 1,293 (5.43%) HP
7 842 (3.54%) Apple
8 664 (2.79%) Red Hat
9 607 (2.55%) Dell
10 571 (2.40%) NetApp
11 511 (2.15%) Veeam
12 426 (1.79%) Google
13 414 (1.74%) IBM
14 370 (1.55%) Juniper
15 354 (1.49%) Symantec
16 317 (1.33%) ServiceNow
17 313 (1.32%) Sophos
18 305 (1.28%) EMC
19 304 (1.28%) SAP
20 300 (1.26%) Avaya