Period
to 20 November 2019

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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18,558 21,872 24,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.60% 13.41% 13.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.76% 58.16% 56.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15,165 17,899 20,706
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,312 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%

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 31,052 37,606 44,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.76% 23.05% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24,724 30,371 35,635
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 17,218 £40,000 -4.76% 3,789
UK excluding London +2 11,383 £37,500 - 3,080
London -2 6,595 £47,500 -5.00% 948
South East +1 3,972 £37,500 -3.85% 854
North of England 0 2,312 £36,500 -2.67% 757
Midlands +3 1,710 £37,500 - 474
South West +2 1,519 £35,000 -6.67% 390
North West 0 1,301 £36,000 -4.00% 409
West Midlands +3 1,081 £37,500 - 273
East of England +1 1,037 £38,500 +0.37% 369
Yorkshire +1 842 £37,500 +7.14% 260
East Midlands +5 629 £36,000 -4.00% 201
Scotland 0 494 £38,500 - 143
Wales +4 302 £37,500 +7.14% 83
North East +3 169 £32,500 -7.14% 88
Northern Ireland -3 45 £28,000 -13.85% 12
Channel Islands -1 5 £25,000 -25.37% 1
Isle of Man -1 2 £45,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 8,256 (44.49%) Microsoft
2 8,050 (43.38%) Active Directory
3 6,762 (36.44%) Windows Server
4 5,938 (32.00%) Office 365
5 5,020 (27.05%) VMware
6 4,887 (26.33%) Azure
7 4,664 (25.13%) Linux
8 4,337 (23.37%) Windows 10
9 3,525 (18.99%) ITIL
10 3,331 (17.95%) SQL
11 3,088 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3,043 (16.40%) SQL Server
13 2,787 (15.02%) Microsoft Office
14 2,733 (14.73%) PowerShell
15 2,707 (14.59%) Finance
16 2,706 (14.58%) Firewall
17 2,669 (14.38%) AWS
18 2,640 (14.23%) Windows 7
19 2,584 (13.92%) DNS
20 2,528 (13.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 2,477 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
22 2,411 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
23 2,353 (12.68%) Cisco
24 2,347 (12.65%) Citrix
25 2,277 (12.27%) MS Exchange
26 2,271 (12.24%) SCCM
27 2,266 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 2,154 (11.61%) Hyper-V
29 2,128 (11.47%) C#
30 2,083 (11.22%) DHCP

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 2,277 (12.27%) MS Exchange
2 1,217 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 907 (4.89%) IIS
4 664 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 601 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 547 (2.95%) Skype for Business
7 237 (1.28%) Confluence
8 234 (1.26%) Apache
9 174 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 139 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 135 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 122 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
13 87 (0.47%) nginx
14 82 (0.44%) CMS
15 76 (0.41%) IBM Notes
16 71 (0.38%) OpenStack
16 71 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
17 62 (0.33%) JBoss
18 59 (0.32%) WebLogic
19 44 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2,787 (15.02%) Microsoft Office
2 426 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 227 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 148 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 64 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 32 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 29 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 21 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 16 (0.086%) AutoCAD
11 12 (0.065%) Simulink
12 10 (0.054%) Maya
12 10 (0.054%) NUKE
13 7 (0.038%) CINEMA 4D
13 7 (0.038%) MODO
14 6 (0.032%) Steinberg Cubase
15 5 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
15 5 (0.027%) CATIA
16 4 (0.022%) RoboHelp
16 4 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 105 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 38 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 32 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 21 (0.11%) Elite 3E
7 20 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 17 (0.092%) assyst
8 17 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
9 16 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
10 14 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
11 13 (0.070%) thinkFolio
12 12 (0.065%) NetSuite
13 11 (0.059%) Workfront
14 10 (0.054%) Sage 200
14 10 (0.054%) SAP BPC
14 10 (0.054%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
15 9 (0.048%) Exchequer
16 8 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
16 8 (0.043%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 5,938 (32.00%) Office 365
2 4,887 (26.33%) Azure
3 2,669 (14.38%) AWS
4 775 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 539 (2.90%) IaaS
6 519 (2.80%) SaaS
7 446 (2.40%) GCP
8 348 (1.88%) PaaS
9 318 (1.71%) OneDrive
10 274 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 204 (1.10%) Power Platform
12 197 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
13 151 (0.81%) G Suite
14 150 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
14 150 (0.81%) Serverless
15 133 (0.72%) GitHub
16 123 (0.66%) Mimecast
17 107 (0.58%) Amazon S3
18 106 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 92 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,706 (14.58%) Firewall
2 2,584 (13.92%) DNS
3 2,083 (11.22%) DHCP
4 1,918 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 1,531 (8.25%) LAN
6 1,516 (8.17%) WAN
7 1,020 (5.50%) VPN
8 1,004 (5.41%) SAN
9 773 (4.17%) VoIP
10 650 (3.50%) Wireless
11 633 (3.41%) Skype
12 608 (3.28%) Internet
13 574 (3.09%) VLAN
14 439 (2.37%) Network Security
15 364 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
16 338 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
17 327 (1.76%) NAS
18 232 (1.25%) HTTP
19 203 (1.09%) NetScaler
20 186 (1.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,043 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 485 (2.61%) MySQL
3 377 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 275 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 256 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 217 (1.17%) NoSQL
7 216 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 207 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 205 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 199 (1.07%) Big Data
11 191 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 187 (1.01%) Oracle Database
13 183 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
14 177 (0.95%) Power BI
15 163 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
16 124 (0.67%) MongoDB
17 119 (0.64%) RDBMS
18 95 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 92 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
20 84 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 938 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 682 (3.67%) Jenkins
3 608 (3.28%) JIRA
4 492 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 407 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 298 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 282 (1.52%) TeamCity
8 250 (1.35%) Subversion
9 199 (1.07%) Selenium
10 159 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 129 (0.70%) MSI
12 128 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
13 125 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 99 (0.53%) JMeter
15 98 (0.53%) Cucumber
15 98 (0.53%) Maven
16 82 (0.44%) JUnit
17 78 (0.42%) GitLab
18 77 (0.41%) IBM UrbanCode
18 77 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 2,707 (14.59%) Finance
2 651 (3.51%) Retail
3 551 (2.97%) Banking
4 512 (2.76%) Public Sector
5 499 (2.69%) Law
6 489 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 417 (2.25%) Legal
8 312 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 263 (1.42%) Marketing
10 190 (1.02%) Games
11 189 (1.02%) Aerospace
12 174 (0.94%) Advertising
13 171 (0.92%) Electronics
14 135 (0.73%) Back Office
15 113 (0.61%) Automotive
16 104 (0.56%) Military
17 91 (0.49%) Financial Institution
18 80 (0.43%) Front Office
19 75 (0.40%) German Language
20 65 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,132 (16.88%) Analyst
2 2,264 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 1,871 (10.08%) IT Support
4 1,772 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,531 (8.25%) Support Analyst
6 1,510 (8.14%) Developer
7 1,271 (6.85%) IT Engineer
8 1,046 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support
9 921 (4.96%) Consultant
10 850 (4.58%) IT Analyst
11 844 (4.55%) Service Analyst
12 793 (4.27%) Administrator
13 775 (4.18%) Software Engineer
14 772 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
15 762 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
16 695 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
17 691 (3.72%) Architect
18 656 (3.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 645 (3.48%) Desktop Support
20 644 (3.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,857 (10.01%) .NET
2 749 (4.04%) Web Services
3 739 (3.98%) HTML
4 722 (3.89%) ASP.NET
5 566 (3.05%) CSS
6 501 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 478 (2.58%) .NET Framework
8 428 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 418 (2.25%) XML
10 402 (2.17%) WPF
11 390 (2.10%) Node.js
12 337 (1.82%) REST
13 331 (1.78%) WCF
14 330 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 325 (1.75%) jQuery
16 283 (1.52%) WinForms
17 277 (1.49%) .NET Core
18 268 (1.44%) JSON
19 253 (1.36%) RESTful
20 247 (1.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,257 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 1,051 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 1,036 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 752 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
5 466 (2.51%) Driving Licence
6 396 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 388 (2.09%) Clustering
8 349 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
9 339 (1.83%) Replication
10 337 (1.82%) User Experience
11 274 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
12 257 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 236 (1.27%) iPhone
14 216 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
15 190 (1.02%) Blackberry
16 186 (1.00%) Client/Server
17 169 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
18 164 (0.88%) Algorithms
19 161 (0.87%) Private Cloud
20 156 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6,762 (36.44%) Windows Server
2 4,664 (25.13%) Linux
3 4,337 (23.37%) Windows 10
4 2,640 (14.23%) Windows 7
5 2,528 (13.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,798 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,180 (6.36%) Unix
8 725 (3.91%) Android
9 652 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 607 (3.27%) Apple iOS
11 500 (2.69%) Mac OS
12 464 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 316 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 299 (1.61%) CentOS
15 254 (1.37%) Mac OS X
16 229 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 204 (1.10%) Windows XP
18 123 (0.66%) Solaris
19 77 (0.41%) AIX
20 75 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,525 (18.99%) ITIL
2 2,477 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
3 2,411 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
4 2,266 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,788 (9.63%) DevOps
6 1,194 (6.43%) Software Engineering
7 1,009 (5.44%) Mentoring
8 989 (5.33%) Migration
9 854 (4.60%) Computer Science
10 822 (4.43%) Service Management
11 800 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
12 795 (4.28%) Service Delivery
13 793 (4.27%) Project Management
14 788 (4.25%) Configuration Management
15 736 (3.97%) Information Security
16 729 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
17 697 (3.76%) Change Management
18 688 (3.71%) Continuous Integration
19 623 (3.36%) Test Automation
20 622 (3.35%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3,331 (17.95%) SQL
2 2,733 (14.73%) PowerShell
3 2,128 (11.47%) C#
4 1,601 (8.63%) Python
5 1,069 (5.76%) JavaScript
6 1,055 (5.68%) Java
7 866 (4.67%) C++
8 757 (4.08%) Bash Shell
9 555 (2.99%) C
10 481 (2.59%) T-SQL
11 338 (1.82%) Ruby
12 282 (1.52%) VB
13 279 (1.50%) Perl
14 274 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 240 (1.29%) PHP
16 179 (0.96%) VBScript
17 168 (0.91%) VB.NET
18 154 (0.83%) PL/SQL
19 138 (0.74%) Go
20 132 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,917 (10.33%) Degree
2 1,727 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 996 (5.37%) MCSE
4 860 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
5 841 (4.53%) Security Cleared
6 747 (4.03%) MCSA
7 684 (3.69%) CCNA
8 451 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 448 (2.41%) MCP
10 422 (2.27%) SC Cleared
11 305 (1.64%) CCNP
12 297 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 260 (1.40%) DV Cleared
14 247 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
15 244 (1.31%) CISSP
16 169 (0.91%) DBS Check
17 156 (0.84%) MCITP
18 149 (0.80%) A+ Certification
19 135 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
20 93 (0.50%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,453 (7.83%) SLA
2 564 (3.04%) QA
3 365 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 194 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 166 (0.89%) GDPR
6 93 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 63 (0.34%) COBIT
8 57 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 54 (0.29%) NIST
10 42 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 31 (0.17%) PMO
12 27 (0.15%) DICOM
13 22 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 17 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 14 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 14 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 14 (0.075%) WAI
16 13 (0.070%) Data Quality
16 13 (0.070%) NCSC
17 11 (0.059%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8,050 (43.38%) Active Directory
2 3,088 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,154 (11.61%) Hyper-V
4 913 (4.92%) Docker
5 762 (4.11%) XenApp
6 665 (3.58%) vSphere
7 569 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
8 511 (2.75%) XenDesktop
9 397 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
10 208 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
11 197 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 163 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
13 129 (0.70%) Terminal Services
14 128 (0.69%) Firmware
15 102 (0.55%) VMware NSX
16 100 (0.54%) BitLocker
17 94 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 83 (0.45%) VirtualBox
19 59 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 56 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2,271 (12.24%) SCCM
2 900 (4.85%) Ansible
3 679 (3.66%) Puppet
4 639 (3.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 624 (3.36%) Terraform
6 614 (3.31%) Kubernetes
7 509 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
8 429 (2.31%) SCOM
9 410 (2.21%) WSUS
10 219 (1.18%) Nagios
11 193 (1.04%) Backup Exec
12 177 (0.95%) vCenter Server
13 111 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
14 108 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
15 101 (0.54%) ZABBIX
16 97 (0.52%) SCVMM
17 96 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
18 93 (0.50%) Consul
18 93 (0.50%) NetBackup
18 93 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8,256 (44.49%) Microsoft
2 5,020 (27.05%) VMware
3 2,353 (12.68%) Cisco
4 2,347 (12.65%) Citrix
5 951 (5.12%) Oracle
6 895 (4.82%) HP
7 652 (3.51%) Apple
8 611 (3.29%) Dell
9 578 (3.11%) Veeam
10 461 (2.48%) ServiceNow
11 454 (2.45%) Red Hat
12 425 (2.29%) NetApp
13 397 (2.14%) Google
14 337 (1.82%) IBM
15 335 (1.81%) Splunk
16 307 (1.65%) EMC
17 301 (1.62%) SAP
18 274 (1.48%) Symantec
19 254 (1.37%) Meraki
20 245 (1.32%) SolarWinds