Period
to 19 June 2021

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 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9,626 10,167 18,889
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.36% 12.42% 13.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.22% 58.94% 57.28%
Number of salaries quoted 7,800 8,471 15,515
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 18,793 17,251 32,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.27% 21.07% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14,133 14,139 26,502
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +3.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%

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 19 June 2021.

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 19 June 2021. 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 -7 8,625 £45,000 +3.45% 1,689
UK excluding London -8 6,188 £40,000 - 1,350
London -19 2,930 £55,661 +1.20% 455
Work from Home -6 1,658 £50,000 -13.04% 280
South East -7 1,649 £42,500 +6.25% 294
North of England -2 1,489 £40,000 -2.44% 399
Midlands -6 1,058 £40,000 -4.76% 233
South West -13 887 £38,000 +8.57% 167
North West -3 702 £42,500 - 230
West Midlands -7 663 £40,000 -11.11% 143
Yorkshire -2 643 £40,000 -4.76% 133
East of England -4 505 £41,500 +3.75% 136
Scotland -3 406 £38,500 -3.75% 88
East Midlands -4 390 £38,500 +2.67% 90
Wales 0 165 £35,000 -6.67% 29
North East -7 144 £38,500 +18.46% 36
Northern Ireland 0 43 £35,750 +7.52% 5
Isle of Man -13 1 £35,000 +6.06%

For the 6 months to 19 June 2021, 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 4,535 (47.11%) Microsoft
2 4,123 (42.83%) Active Directory
3 3,831 (39.80%) Windows Server
4 3,771 (39.18%) Azure
5 3,468 (36.03%) Microsoft 365
6 2,931 (30.45%) Linux
7 2,737 (28.43%) VMware
8 2,441 (25.36%) Social Skills
9 1,902 (19.76%) Windows 10
10 1,891 (19.64%) PowerShell
11 1,872 (19.45%) SQL
12 1,784 (18.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1,637 (17.01%) Firewall
14 1,548 (16.08%) DevOps
15 1,471 (15.28%) SQL Server
16 1,468 (15.25%) ITIL
17 1,461 (15.18%) AWS
18 1,450 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 1,429 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
20 1,366 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
21 1,230 (12.78%) Finance
22 1,204 (12.51%) DNS
23 1,159 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
24 1,102 (11.45%) Hyper-V
25 1,101 (11.44%) Cisco
26 1,017 (10.57%) C#
27 994 (10.33%) Citrix
28 981 (10.19%) Python
29 942 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
30 897 (9.32%) 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
1 865 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 837 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 551 (5.72%) IIS
4 231 (2.40%) Confluence
5 168 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 153 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 151 (1.57%) Apache
8 118 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 80 (0.83%) nginx
10 77 (0.80%) CMS
11 72 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 67 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
13 43 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 39 (0.41%) WordPress
15 38 (0.39%) WebLogic
16 36 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
17 33 (0.34%) EPiServer
17 33 (0.34%) Umbraco
18 32 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
19 30 (0.31%) Kentico
Applications
1 1,159 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
2 183 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.26%) Simulink
7 24 (0.25%) Revit
8 18 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 17 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 12 (0.12%) InDesign
11 9 (0.093%) Siemens NX
12 8 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
14 6 (0.062%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.062%) Camtasia
14 6 (0.062%) MicroStation
14 6 (0.062%) Solid Edge
15 5 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 3 (0.031%) Maya
16 3 (0.031%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 46 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 25 (0.26%) Sentinel
4 21 (0.22%) Oracle Clinical
5 20 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
6 18 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 18 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 17 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 14 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 13 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.14%) Sage 200
10 10 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.093%) nopCommerce
11 9 (0.093%) Teamcenter
12 8 (0.083%) Sage 50
13 6 (0.062%) Magento
13 6 (0.062%) Oracle 11i
13 6 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 6 (0.062%) Shopify
14 5 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3,771 (39.18%) Azure
2 3,468 (36.03%) Microsoft 365
3 1,461 (15.18%) AWS
4 893 (9.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 505 (5.25%) IaaS
6 501 (5.20%) SaaS
7 413 (4.29%) PaaS
8 308 (3.20%) GCP
9 247 (2.57%) OneDrive
10 173 (1.80%) Power Platform
11 156 (1.62%) GitHub
12 151 (1.57%) Mimecast
13 143 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 140 (1.45%) Serverless
15 117 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
16 87 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
17 80 (0.83%) Amazon S3
18 78 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
19 73 (0.76%) OpenShift
20 62 (0.64%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,637 (17.01%) Firewall
2 1,204 (12.51%) DNS
3 897 (9.32%) DHCP
4 809 (8.40%) TCP/IP
5 753 (7.82%) VPN
6 713 (7.41%) WAN
7 710 (7.38%) LAN
8 560 (5.82%) SAN
9 371 (3.85%) VoIP
10 348 (3.62%) VLAN
11 236 (2.45%) Internet
12 232 (2.41%) Network Security
13 227 (2.36%) Wireless
14 213 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
15 210 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
16 180 (1.87%) Skype
17 131 (1.36%) NAS
18 127 (1.32%) HTTP
19 124 (1.29%) SSL
20 101 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,471 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 240 (2.49%) MySQL
3 193 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 186 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 161 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 158 (1.64%) NoSQL
7 154 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 152 (1.58%) Oracle Database
9 131 (1.36%) MongoDB
10 125 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
11 113 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
12 101 (1.05%) Power BI
13 98 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
14 83 (0.86%) RDBMS
15 65 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
15 65 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
16 63 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
17 57 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
18 47 (0.49%) Big Data
19 44 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 673 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 459 (4.77%) JIRA
3 403 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 218 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 205 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 142 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 123 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 116 (1.21%) GitLab
9 104 (1.08%) Subversion
10 76 (0.79%) Eclipse
10 76 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 74 (0.77%) Maven
12 67 (0.70%) MSI
13 59 (0.61%) IntelliJ
14 56 (0.58%) Gradle
15 54 (0.56%) Selenium
16 52 (0.54%) Artifactory
17 46 (0.48%) webpack
18 43 (0.45%) JMeter
18 43 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,441 (25.36%) Social Skills
2 1,230 (12.78%) Finance
3 674 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 284 (2.95%) Retail
5 271 (2.82%) Law
6 269 (2.79%) Legal
7 258 (2.68%) Banking
8 239 (2.48%) Public Sector
9 238 (2.47%) Manufacturing
10 212 (2.20%) Telecoms
11 201 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
12 187 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
13 181 (1.88%) Marketing
14 129 (1.34%) Electronics
15 126 (1.31%) Back Office
16 118 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
17 93 (0.97%) Games
18 68 (0.71%) Automotive
19 63 (0.65%) Advertising
20 62 (0.64%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,328 (13.80%) Analyst
2 1,133 (11.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 952 (9.89%) Support Engineer
4 894 (9.29%) Developer
5 792 (8.23%) IT Support
6 671 (6.97%) Support Analyst
7 666 (6.92%) IT Engineer
8 524 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 495 (5.14%) Azure Engineer
10 420 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
10 420 (4.36%) Administrator
11 388 (4.03%) IT Analyst
12 375 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 361 (3.75%) Architect
14 340 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
15 314 (3.26%) Consultant
16 311 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
17 295 (3.06%) Service Analyst
18 288 (2.99%) IT Support Engineer
19 281 (2.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 882 (9.16%) .NET
2 537 (5.58%) HTML
3 442 (4.59%) CSS
4 393 (4.08%) Web Services
5 299 (3.11%) AngularJS
6 272 (2.83%) ASP.NET
7 270 (2.80%) REST
8 243 (2.52%) Node.js
9 241 (2.50%) React
10 198 (2.06%) .NET Core
11 185 (1.92%) HTML5
12 177 (1.84%) .NET Framework
13 166 (1.72%) XML
14 128 (1.33%) JSON
15 122 (1.27%) WPF
16 118 (1.23%) jQuery
17 115 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
18 112 (1.16%) Entity Framework
19 109 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
19 109 (1.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 575 (5.97%) Data Centre
2 392 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 370 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
4 306 (3.18%) Public Cloud
5 234 (2.43%) User Experience
6 233 (2.42%) Clustering
7 217 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 185 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 140 (1.45%) Replication
10 128 (1.33%) PKI
11 122 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
12 114 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 101 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
14 99 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
15 93 (0.97%) Private Cloud
16 91 (0.95%) Mobile App
17 89 (0.92%) Cloud Native
17 89 (0.92%) Virtual Team
18 85 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
19 79 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3,831 (39.80%) Windows Server
2 2,931 (30.45%) Linux
3 1,902 (19.76%) Windows 10
4 942 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 813 (8.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 575 (5.97%) Windows Server 2019
7 573 (5.95%) Windows 7
8 562 (5.84%) Unix
9 520 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 401 (4.17%) Android
11 321 (3.33%) Apple iOS
12 230 (2.39%) CentOS
13 224 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 201 (2.09%) Mac OS
15 194 (2.02%) Ubuntu
16 155 (1.61%) Windows 8
17 122 (1.27%) Mac OS X
18 114 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
19 60 (0.62%) VMS
20 48 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,548 (16.08%) DevOps
2 1,468 (15.25%) ITIL
3 1,450 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1,429 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1,366 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
6 700 (7.27%) Migration
7 588 (6.11%) Software Engineering
8 586 (6.09%) Infrastructure as Code
9 519 (5.39%) Scrum
10 492 (5.11%) Computer Science
11 483 (5.02%) Mentoring
12 477 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
13 438 (4.55%) Configuration Management
14 430 (4.47%) Service Delivery
14 430 (4.47%) Service Management
15 427 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
15 427 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 415 (4.31%) Project Management
17 414 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
18 410 (4.26%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,891 (19.64%) PowerShell
2 1,872 (19.45%) SQL
3 1,017 (10.57%) C#
4 981 (10.19%) Python
5 722 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 649 (6.74%) Java
7 498 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 482 (5.01%) C++
9 300 (3.12%) C
10 251 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 162 (1.68%) TypeScript
12 154 (1.60%) Perl
13 150 (1.56%) PHP
14 124 (1.29%) Ruby
15 115 (1.19%) Shell Script
16 113 (1.17%) VB
17 103 (1.07%) VB.NET
18 95 (0.99%) VBScript
19 82 (0.85%) PL/SQL
20 74 (0.77%) Go
Qualifications
1 880 (9.14%) Degree
2 574 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 503 (5.23%) Security Cleared
4 318 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 315 (3.27%) MCSE
6 311 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 246 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 230 (2.39%) CCNA
9 199 (2.07%) MCSA
10 141 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
11 135 (1.40%) MCP
12 104 (1.08%) CISSP
13 92 (0.96%) CCNP
14 91 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 81 (0.84%) DV Cleared
16 73 (0.76%) MCITP
17 64 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 60 (0.62%) DBS Check
19 47 (0.49%) A+ Certification
19 47 (0.49%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 606 (6.30%) SLA
2 292 (3.03%) QA
3 220 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 150 (1.56%) GDPR
5 99 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
6 71 (0.74%) Accessibility
7 67 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 56 (0.58%) PMO
9 54 (0.56%) NIST
10 47 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 37 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 24 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 23 (0.24%) GRC
14 22 (0.23%) MISRA
15 21 (0.22%) Good Clinical Practice
16 20 (0.21%) MiFID
17 18 (0.19%) EMIR
18 17 (0.18%) Def Stans
19 15 (0.16%) IEC 61131
20 14 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 4,123 (42.83%) Active Directory
2 1,784 (18.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,102 (11.45%) Hyper-V
4 694 (7.21%) Docker
5 339 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
6 314 (3.26%) vSphere
7 218 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 194 (2.02%) XenApp
9 177 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
10 161 (1.67%) XenDesktop
11 132 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
12 82 (0.85%) Firmware
13 66 (0.69%) BitLocker
14 54 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 50 (0.52%) Terminal Services
16 49 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
17 47 (0.49%) VMware NSX
18 41 (0.43%) KVM
19 32 (0.33%) NFS
20 31 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 892 (9.27%) SCCM
2 698 (7.25%) Ansible
3 683 (7.10%) Terraform
4 675 (7.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 549 (5.70%) Kubernetes
6 360 (3.74%) Puppet
7 180 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
8 169 (1.76%) SCOM
9 143 (1.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 125 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
11 114 (1.18%) WSUS
12 108 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
13 99 (1.03%) vCenter Server
14 98 (1.02%) Grafana
15 96 (1.00%) Prometheus
16 93 (0.97%) Nagios
17 88 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
18 62 (0.64%) ZABBIX
19 55 (0.57%) Backup Exec
20 54 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4,535 (47.11%) Microsoft
2 2,737 (28.43%) VMware
3 1,101 (11.44%) Cisco
4 994 (10.33%) Citrix
5 630 (6.54%) Oracle
6 381 (3.96%) Veeam
7 360 (3.74%) HP
8 287 (2.98%) Red Hat
9 285 (2.96%) Google
10 271 (2.82%) Dell
11 235 (2.44%) Apple
12 202 (2.10%) Meraki
13 198 (2.06%) NetApp
14 178 (1.85%) Sophos
15 176 (1.83%) ServiceNow
16 173 (1.80%) Splunk
17 168 (1.75%) IBM
18 161 (1.67%) SAP
19 155 (1.61%) EMC
20 145 (1.51%) SolarWinds