Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 23,076 23,712 30,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.40% 13.90% 15.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.13% 57.15% 58.75%
Number of salaries quoted 18,892 20,529 26,457
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +5.63%

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 40,389 41,490 51,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 24.32% 25.91%
Number of salaries quoted 32,654 34,783 43,933
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,625 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 21,805 £42,000 +5.00% 2,989
UK excluding London +2 14,017 £37,500 +4.17% 2,253
London +1 8,574 £50,000 +5.26% 909
South East -5 4,625 £39,800 +6.13% 595
North of England 0 2,879 £36,500 +4.29% 568
Midlands +1 2,104 £35,549 +1.57% 374
East of England +5 1,921 £39,000 +4.00% 278
South West +2 1,694 £37,500 +7.14% 267
North West -1 1,593 £37,500 +1.35% 309
West Midlands +3 1,327 £35,000 -1.41% 210
Yorkshire -1 1,110 £36,176 +11.31% 213
East Midlands +1 775 £37,500 +7.14% 163
Scotland +6 580 £35,000 -7.28% 103
Wales -4 217 £30,000 -11.76% 52
North East -9 179 £31,000 -4.62% 46
Northern Ireland -6 50 £32,500 +23.81% 13
Isle of Man +10 12 £36,250 -15.70% 1
Channel Islands -3 12 £70,000 +115.38% 5

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 9,661 (41.87%) Microsoft
2 8,946 (38.77%) Active Directory
3 8,444 (36.59%) Windows Server
4 6,178 (26.77%) VMware
5 6,127 (26.55%) Linux
6 5,108 (22.14%) SQL
7 4,696 (20.35%) SQL Server
8 4,682 (20.29%) Office 365
9 4,457 (19.31%) ITIL
10 4,130 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
11 4,066 (17.62%) Finance
12 3,646 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3,600 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
14 3,563 (15.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 3,537 (15.33%) Windows 7
16 3,509 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
17 3,278 (14.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 3,269 (14.17%) Windows 10
19 3,238 (14.03%) Firewall
20 3,226 (13.98%) C#
21 3,213 (13.92%) PowerShell
22 3,054 (13.23%) .NET
23 2,904 (12.58%) Citrix
24 2,792 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
25 2,749 (11.91%) Hyper-V
26 2,719 (11.78%) MS Exchange
27 2,701 (11.70%) DNS
28 2,669 (11.57%) Cisco
29 2,646 (11.47%) Amazon AWS
30 2,575 (11.16%) Degree

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 2,719 (11.78%) MS Exchange
2 1,473 (6.38%) IIS
3 1,158 (5.02%) SharePoint
4 1,067 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 840 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 717 (3.11%) Skype for Business
7 553 (2.40%) Apache
8 402 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 327 (1.42%) Confluence
10 267 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 261 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 245 (1.06%) JBoss
13 211 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 190 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
15 184 (0.80%) WebLogic
16 153 (0.66%) OpenStack
17 129 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
18 128 (0.55%) nginx
19 114 (0.49%) CMS
20 110 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3,600 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
2 618 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 300 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 155 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 66 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 63 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 35 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 34 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 26 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 23 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 23 (0.100%) Camtasia
11 22 (0.095%) InfoPath
12 16 (0.069%) InDesign
13 15 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
14 14 (0.061%) Adobe Captivate
14 14 (0.061%) Simulink
15 13 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
16 12 (0.052%) InVision
17 10 (0.043%) CATIA
18 9 (0.039%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 136 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 91 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 66 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 51 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 33 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
6 28 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 27 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 26 (0.11%) MetaTrader
9 24 (0.10%) Workfront
10 23 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
10 23 (0.100%) Relativity
11 21 (0.091%) SimCorp Dimension
12 20 (0.087%) assyst
13 18 (0.078%) NetSuite
14 16 (0.069%) Documaker
15 15 (0.065%) Concordance
16 14 (0.061%) Ringtail
16 14 (0.061%) Visualfiles
17 11 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
18 10 (0.043%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4,682 (20.29%) Office 365
2 4,130 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,646 (11.47%) Amazon AWS
4 694 (3.01%) SaaS
5 678 (2.94%) IaaS
6 442 (1.92%) PaaS
7 419 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 284 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 245 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 239 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
11 212 (0.92%) GitHub
12 184 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
13 154 (0.67%) OneDrive
14 152 (0.66%) Mimecast
15 132 (0.57%) G Suite
16 127 (0.55%) Amazon S3
17 122 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 102 (0.44%) Serverless
19 91 (0.39%) NuGet
20 73 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3,238 (14.03%) Firewall
2 2,701 (11.70%) DNS
3 2,181 (9.45%) TCP/IP
4 1,957 (8.48%) DHCP
5 1,776 (7.70%) LAN
6 1,716 (7.44%) WAN
7 1,654 (7.17%) SAN
8 1,355 (5.87%) VPN
9 748 (3.24%) VoIP
10 670 (2.90%) Network Security
11 634 (2.75%) Internet
12 621 (2.69%) Skype
13 599 (2.60%) VLAN
14 544 (2.36%) Wireless
15 388 (1.68%) NAS
16 387 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
17 375 (1.63%) HTTP
18 336 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
19 328 (1.42%) SSL
20 303 (1.31%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,696 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 757 (3.28%) MySQL
3 518 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 494 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 484 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 467 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 428 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 404 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 382 (1.66%) NoSQL
10 337 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 326 (1.41%) Big Data
12 311 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
13 278 (1.20%) MongoDB
14 261 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
15 247 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
16 198 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
17 193 (0.84%) RDBMS
18 156 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
19 147 (0.64%) Hadoop
20 144 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1,330 (5.76%) Git (software)
2 951 (4.12%) Jenkins
3 815 (3.53%) JIRA
4 646 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 614 (2.66%) Visual Studio
6 488 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 458 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 449 (1.95%) Subversion
9 394 (1.71%) Selenium
10 338 (1.46%) NUnit
11 286 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 224 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
13 198 (0.86%) Moq
14 174 (0.75%) MSTest
15 167 (0.72%) Cucumber
16 160 (0.69%) Maven
17 142 (0.62%) Bitbucket
18 140 (0.61%) MSI
18 140 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
19 125 (0.54%) MSBuild
General
1 4,066 (17.62%) Finance
2 995 (4.31%) Banking
3 834 (3.61%) Retail
4 685 (2.97%) Law
5 651 (2.82%) Legal
6 565 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 472 (2.05%) Marketing
8 334 (1.45%) Advertising
9 308 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 298 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 257 (1.11%) Games
12 247 (1.07%) Back Office
13 173 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 159 (0.69%) Automotive
15 140 (0.61%) Electronics
16 133 (0.58%) Front Office
17 120 (0.52%) German Language
18 119 (0.52%) Billing
19 107 (0.46%) Publishing
20 101 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,840 (16.64%) Analyst
2 2,757 (11.95%) Support Engineer
3 2,704 (11.72%) Developer
4 1,971 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,940 (8.41%) Support Analyst
6 1,812 (7.85%) IT Support
7 1,275 (5.53%) Desktop Support
8 1,263 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 1,214 (5.26%) IT Engineer
10 1,056 (4.58%) .NET Developer
11 1,013 (4.39%) Consultant
12 991 (4.29%) Service Analyst
13 978 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
14 945 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
15 943 (4.09%) C# Developer
16 925 (4.01%) Administrator
17 881 (3.82%) Architect
18 857 (3.71%) IT Analyst
19 855 (3.71%) Software Engineer
20 824 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,054 (13.23%) .NET
2 1,341 (5.81%) HTML
3 1,259 (5.46%) ASP.NET
4 1,237 (5.36%) Web Services
5 896 (3.88%) CSS
6 807 (3.50%) XML
7 767 (3.32%) .NET Framework
8 691 (2.99%) WPF
9 620 (2.69%) WinForms
10 616 (2.67%) AngularJS
11 600 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 593 (2.57%) WCF
13 508 (2.20%) jQuery
14 453 (1.96%) REST
15 433 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
16 404 (1.75%) JSON
17 366 (1.59%) Middleware
18 358 (1.55%) Entity Framework
19 330 (1.43%) Node.js
20 328 (1.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,594 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 1,476 (6.40%) Data Centre
3 1,313 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 993 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
5 889 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 519 (2.25%) Clustering
7 514 (2.23%) Driving Licence
8 416 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 399 (1.73%) User Experience
10 391 (1.69%) Replication
11 390 (1.69%) Blackberry
12 366 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
13 338 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
14 335 (1.45%) Private Cloud
15 319 (1.38%) iPhone
16 311 (1.35%) Fintech
17 285 (1.24%) Mobile App
18 252 (1.09%) Hedge funds
19 238 (1.03%) Client/Server
20 235 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8,444 (36.59%) Windows Server
2 6,127 (26.55%) Linux
3 3,563 (15.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3,537 (15.33%) Windows 7
5 3,278 (14.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 3,269 (14.17%) Windows 10
7 1,892 (8.20%) Unix
8 895 (3.88%) Windows 8
9 853 (3.70%) Android
10 734 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 673 (2.92%) Apple iOS
12 631 (2.73%) Mac OS X
13 527 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 378 (1.64%) Mac OS
15 372 (1.61%) Windows XP
16 363 (1.57%) CentOS
17 306 (1.33%) Solaris
18 211 (0.91%) Ubuntu
19 209 (0.91%) AIX
20 106 (0.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,457 (19.31%) ITIL
2 3,509 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
3 2,792 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
4 2,357 (10.21%) DevOps
5 1,576 (6.83%) Software Engineering
6 1,287 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
7 1,190 (5.16%) Project Management
8 1,152 (4.99%) TDD
9 1,096 (4.75%) Test Automation
10 1,052 (4.56%) Service Management
11 1,051 (4.55%) Scrum
12 1,043 (4.52%) MVC
13 1,038 (4.50%) Configuration Management
14 1,028 (4.45%) Migration
15 1,019 (4.42%) Service Delivery
16 878 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
17 758 (3.28%) Change Management
17 758 (3.28%) Mentoring
18 753 (3.26%) OO
19 726 (3.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5,108 (22.14%) SQL
2 3,226 (13.98%) C#
3 3,213 (13.92%) PowerShell
4 1,836 (7.96%) Python
5 1,790 (7.76%) Java
6 1,740 (7.54%) JavaScript
7 1,257 (5.45%) C++
8 893 (3.87%) Bash Shell
9 890 (3.86%) C
10 734 (3.18%) T-SQL
11 648 (2.81%) Ruby
12 606 (2.63%) Perl
13 502 (2.18%) PHP
14 421 (1.82%) VB
15 395 (1.71%) Shell Script
16 369 (1.60%) VB.NET
17 311 (1.35%) VBScript
18 206 (0.89%) PL/SQL
19 199 (0.86%) VBA
20 85 (0.37%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2,575 (11.16%) Degree
2 2,243 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,356 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1,070 (4.64%) Security Cleared
5 925 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
6 822 (3.56%) MCSA
7 747 (3.24%) CCNA
8 653 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 619 (2.68%) MCP
10 598 (2.59%) SC Cleared
11 435 (1.89%) CISSP
12 413 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
13 404 (1.75%) MCITP
14 391 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 341 (1.48%) CCNP
16 338 (1.46%) DV Cleared
17 198 (0.86%) CISM
18 181 (0.78%) MCTS
19 168 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 147 (0.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,596 (6.92%) SLA
2 671 (2.91%) QA
3 500 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 253 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 233 (1.01%) GDPR
6 107 (0.46%) PMO
7 100 (0.43%) GCP
8 96 (0.42%) COBIT
9 78 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 74 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 72 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 69 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
13 65 (0.28%) ISO 9001
14 33 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 18 (0.078%) HIPAA
16 17 (0.074%) MiFID
17 16 (0.069%) GPG13
18 14 (0.061%) PSD2
19 13 (0.056%) GAMP
20 12 (0.052%) SEPA
System Software
1 8,946 (38.77%) Active Directory
2 3,646 (15.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,749 (11.91%) Hyper-V
4 950 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
5 908 (3.93%) XenApp
6 863 (3.74%) vSphere
7 701 (3.04%) Docker
8 618 (2.68%) XenDesktop
9 521 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
10 470 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 290 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 225 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 174 (0.75%) Terminal Services
14 166 (0.72%) Firmware
15 148 (0.64%) XenServer
16 138 (0.60%) VirtualBox
17 134 (0.58%) BitLocker
18 133 (0.58%) Xen
19 78 (0.34%) DFS Replication
19 78 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2,243 (9.72%) SCCM
2 1,131 (4.90%) Puppet
3 990 (4.29%) Ansible
4 850 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
5 657 (2.85%) SCOM
6 381 (1.65%) vCenter Server
7 364 (1.58%) Terraform
8 302 (1.31%) WSUS
9 295 (1.28%) Backup Exec
10 289 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
11 251 (1.09%) Nagios
12 211 (0.91%) Kubernetes
13 207 (0.90%) SCOrch
14 178 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
15 175 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
16 170 (0.74%) AirWatch
17 166 (0.72%) SCVMM
18 152 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 132 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 126 (0.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9,661 (41.87%) Microsoft
2 6,178 (26.77%) VMware
3 2,904 (12.58%) Citrix
4 2,669 (11.57%) Cisco
5 1,527 (6.62%) Oracle
6 1,233 (5.34%) HP
7 907 (3.93%) Apple
8 598 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 549 (2.38%) Google
10 522 (2.26%) Veeam
11 514 (2.23%) NetApp
12 512 (2.22%) Dell
13 435 (1.89%) ServiceNow
14 431 (1.87%) IBM
15 342 (1.48%) Splunk
16 319 (1.38%) EMC
17 310 (1.34%) SolarWinds
18 304 (1.32%) SAP
19 297 (1.29%) Symantec
20 282 (1.22%) Avaya