Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18,935 23,125 23,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 13.46% 13.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.24% 57.20% 57.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15,503 18,948 20,364
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%

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 33,078 40,431 41,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.97% 23.52% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 26,287 32,744 34,459
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +2 17,648 £41,500 - 1,123
UK excluding London +2 11,632 £37,500 - 822
London -5 6,767 £50,000 - 355
South East +3 3,839 £39,000 -1.48% 205
North of England +4 2,523 £36,000 -1.37% 209
Midlands +5 1,781 £38,500 +8.30% 129
South West -1 1,401 £37,500 - 104
North West +4 1,372 £37,500 - 116
East of England +3 1,289 £37,500 -3.85% 122
West Midlands +4 1,129 £38,875 +11.07% 73
Yorkshire +3 955 £35,000 -3.25% 81
East Midlands +2 649 £37,500 - 56
Scotland -5 548 £38,500 +10.00% 28
Wales +4 229 £36,000 +20.00% 23
North East +10 201 £35,686 +17.00% 12
Northern Ireland -27 45 £25,000 -23.08% 2
Channel Islands +1 10 £30,000 -57.14%
Isle of Man -6 3 £45,000 +24.14% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 8,084 (42.69%) Microsoft
2 7,956 (42.02%) Active Directory
3 7,030 (37.13%) Windows Server
4 5,329 (28.14%) Linux
5 5,041 (26.62%) Office 365
6 4,996 (26.39%) VMware
7 4,500 (23.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 4,226 (22.32%) SQL
9 3,653 (19.29%) ITIL
10 3,421 (18.07%) Windows 10
11 3,394 (17.92%) SQL Server
12 3,120 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3,007 (15.88%) PowerShell
14 2,930 (15.47%) Firewall
15 2,908 (15.36%) Finance
16 2,843 (15.01%) Microsoft Office
17 2,842 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
18 2,745 (14.50%) Windows 7
19 2,647 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
20 2,622 (13.85%) DNS
21 2,600 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
22 2,482 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 2,436 (12.87%) Cisco
24 2,423 (12.80%) C#
25 2,388 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
26 2,386 (12.60%) Hyper-V
27 2,204 (11.64%) MS Exchange
28 2,166 (11.44%) Citrix
29 2,152 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
30 2,142 (11.31%) .NET

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 2,204 (11.64%) MS Exchange
2 1,267 (6.69%) IIS
3 1,217 (6.43%) SharePoint
4 670 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 602 (3.18%) Skype for Business
6 491 (2.59%) Apache
6 491 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 288 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 279 (1.47%) Confluence
9 177 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 146 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 145 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 132 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 119 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 109 (0.58%) JBoss
15 100 (0.53%) IBM Notes
16 91 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
17 84 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 79 (0.42%) CMS
19 69 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 2,843 (15.01%) Microsoft Office
2 371 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 203 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 146 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 57 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 34 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 25 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 23 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 17 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
10 16 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 15 (0.079%) CATIA
12 11 (0.058%) Maple
13 10 (0.053%) Chatbot
13 10 (0.053%) Sketch
14 9 (0.048%) InVision
15 6 (0.032%) Maya
16 5 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
16 5 (0.026%) Simulink
16 5 (0.026%) Zeplin
17 4 (0.021%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 115 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 32 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 30 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
4 30 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 29 (0.15%) Elite 3E
6 21 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 21 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (0.095%) Maximo
8 17 (0.090%) Visualfiles
9 14 (0.074%) HFM
9 14 (0.074%) SAP Business One
9 14 (0.074%) thinkFolio
9 14 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
10 13 (0.069%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (0.063%) JDE OneWorld
11 12 (0.063%) Markit EDM
12 11 (0.058%) SAP ERP
13 10 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5,041 (26.62%) Office 365
2 4,500 (23.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,647 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
4 662 (3.50%) SaaS
5 625 (3.30%) IaaS
6 604 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 498 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 437 (2.31%) PaaS
9 345 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 243 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
11 199 (1.05%) GitHub
12 180 (0.95%) OneDrive
13 168 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 168 (0.89%) Power Platform
14 167 (0.88%) Amazon S3
15 163 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 160 (0.84%) Serverless
17 158 (0.83%) Mimecast
18 121 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 120 (0.63%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 2,930 (15.47%) Firewall
2 2,622 (13.85%) DNS
3 2,019 (10.66%) DHCP
4 1,811 (9.56%) TCP/IP
5 1,565 (8.27%) LAN
6 1,537 (8.12%) WAN
7 1,209 (6.39%) VPN
8 1,124 (5.94%) SAN
9 723 (3.82%) VoIP
10 712 (3.76%) VLAN
11 663 (3.50%) Network Security
12 649 (3.43%) Skype
13 645 (3.41%) Internet
14 518 (2.74%) Wireless
15 342 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
16 316 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
17 303 (1.60%) NAS
18 255 (1.35%) SSL
19 240 (1.27%) MPLS
20 239 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,394 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 596 (3.15%) MySQL
3 506 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 367 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 353 (1.86%) NoSQL
6 331 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 302 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 299 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 296 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
10 268 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 250 (1.32%) Big Data
12 209 (1.10%) Oracle Database
13 195 (1.03%) MongoDB
14 181 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
15 157 (0.83%) RDBMS
16 151 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
17 138 (0.73%) Hadoop
18 136 (0.72%) Power BI
19 108 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 105 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,129 (5.96%) Git (software)
2 929 (4.91%) Jenkins
3 740 (3.91%) JIRA
4 588 (3.11%) Visual Studio
5 503 (2.66%) TeamCity
6 477 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 429 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 295 (1.56%) Subversion
9 292 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 283 (1.49%) Selenium
11 169 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 155 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
13 153 (0.81%) Maven
14 140 (0.74%) NUnit
15 134 (0.71%) Eclipse
16 129 (0.68%) JMeter
17 127 (0.67%) Bitbucket Server
18 118 (0.62%) Travis CI
19 114 (0.60%) Bitbucket
20 112 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,908 (15.36%) Finance
2 778 (4.11%) Banking
3 598 (3.16%) Retail
4 512 (2.70%) Legal
5 475 (2.51%) Law
6 412 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 293 (1.55%) Marketing
8 263 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 187 (0.99%) Back Office
10 177 (0.93%) Advertising
11 170 (0.90%) Games
12 168 (0.89%) Electronics
13 137 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 125 (0.66%) Front Office
15 123 (0.65%) Aerospace
16 116 (0.61%) Investment Banking
17 79 (0.42%) Automotive
18 70 (0.37%) Military
19 69 (0.36%) Billing
20 47 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3,346 (17.67%) Analyst
2 2,155 (11.38%) Support Engineer
3 1,965 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,821 (9.62%) Developer
5 1,647 (8.70%) IT Support
6 1,646 (8.69%) Support Analyst
7 1,251 (6.61%) IT Engineer
8 1,029 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 942 (4.97%) IT Analyst
10 805 (4.25%) Software Engineer
11 801 (4.23%) Administrator
12 721 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
13 699 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
14 684 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
15 681 (3.60%) Consultant
16 679 (3.59%) Service Analyst
17 659 (3.48%) .NET Developer
18 655 (3.46%) C# Developer
19 638 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
20 623 (3.29%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,142 (11.31%) .NET
2 987 (5.21%) HTML
3 978 (5.17%) Web Services
4 808 (4.27%) ASP.NET
5 783 (4.14%) CSS
6 541 (2.86%) XML
7 525 (2.77%) .NET Framework
8 473 (2.50%) AngularJS
9 434 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 422 (2.23%) JSON
11 403 (2.13%) jQuery
12 397 (2.10%) Node.js
13 358 (1.89%) REST
14 327 (1.73%) WPF
15 320 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 320 (1.69%) WCF
16 315 (1.66%) RESTful
17 278 (1.47%) React
18 268 (1.42%) SOAP
19 262 (1.38%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1,210 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 1,136 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 882 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
4 729 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 482 (2.55%) Clustering
6 471 (2.49%) Fintech
7 456 (2.41%) Driving Licence
8 446 (2.36%) Public Cloud
9 364 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 360 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 325 (1.72%) Replication
12 271 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
13 248 (1.31%) iPhone
13 248 (1.31%) User Experience
14 230 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
15 210 (1.11%) Blackberry
16 203 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
17 193 (1.02%) PKI
18 191 (1.01%) Client/Server
19 183 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7,030 (37.13%) Windows Server
2 5,329 (28.14%) Linux
3 3,421 (18.07%) Windows 10
4 2,745 (14.50%) Windows 7
5 2,600 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,152 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,507 (7.96%) Unix
8 729 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 672 (3.55%) Android
10 642 (3.39%) Apple iOS
11 483 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 427 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 339 (1.79%) Mac OS
14 325 (1.72%) Mac OS X
15 314 (1.66%) CentOS
16 312 (1.65%) Windows XP
17 280 (1.48%) Ubuntu
18 144 (0.76%) Debian
19 139 (0.73%) AIX
20 118 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,653 (19.29%) ITIL
2 2,842 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
3 2,482 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2,388 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
5 2,067 (10.92%) DevOps
6 1,188 (6.27%) Software Engineering
7 1,008 (5.32%) Migration
8 880 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 879 (4.64%) Service Delivery
10 875 (4.62%) Computer Science
11 870 (4.59%) Project Management
12 860 (4.54%) Mentoring
13 840 (4.44%) Test Automation
14 839 (4.43%) Information Security
15 830 (4.38%) Cybersecurity
16 799 (4.22%) Configuration Management
17 779 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
18 771 (4.07%) Service Management
19 701 (3.70%) Scrum
20 656 (3.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4,226 (22.32%) SQL
2 3,007 (15.88%) PowerShell
3 2,423 (12.80%) C#
4 1,772 (9.36%) Python
5 1,505 (7.95%) Java
6 1,345 (7.10%) JavaScript
7 1,004 (5.30%) C++
8 816 (4.31%) Bash Shell
9 555 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 541 (2.86%) C
11 456 (2.41%) Ruby
12 348 (1.84%) Perl
13 345 (1.82%) PHP
14 263 (1.39%) Shell Script
15 255 (1.35%) VB
16 241 (1.27%) VB.NET
17 237 (1.25%) VBScript
18 145 (0.77%) PL/SQL
19 128 (0.68%) Go
20 79 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,907 (10.07%) Degree
2 1,792 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,080 (5.70%) Security Cleared
4 1,020 (5.39%) MCSE
5 837 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
6 760 (4.01%) MCSA
7 659 (3.48%) CCNA
8 610 (3.22%) SC Cleared
9 510 (2.69%) MCP
10 472 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 359 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 343 (1.81%) DV Cleared
13 340 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 334 (1.76%) CISSP
15 268 (1.42%) CCNP
16 216 (1.14%) MCITP
17 193 (1.02%) A+ Certification
18 120 (0.63%) ISTQB
19 119 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 117 (0.62%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,422 (7.51%) SLA
2 536 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 528 (2.79%) QA
4 379 (2.00%) GDPR
5 198 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 178 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 77 (0.41%) PMO
8 74 (0.39%) COBIT
9 57 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 51 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 50 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 49 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 44 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 43 (0.23%) HIPAA
15 33 (0.17%) WAI
16 30 (0.16%) HL7
16 30 (0.16%) ISO 22301
17 27 (0.14%) JSP 440
18 26 (0.14%) Data Quality
18 26 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 7,956 (42.02%) Active Directory
2 3,120 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,386 (12.60%) Hyper-V
4 950 (5.02%) Docker
5 718 (3.79%) vSphere
6 707 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
7 655 (3.46%) XenApp
8 398 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
9 366 (1.93%) XenDesktop
10 303 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 278 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 156 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
13 123 (0.65%) Firmware
14 121 (0.64%) BitLocker
15 116 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 114 (0.60%) Terminal Services
17 97 (0.51%) VirtualBox
18 90 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
19 68 (0.36%) VMware NSX
20 67 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,936 (10.22%) SCCM
2 1,131 (5.97%) Ansible
3 940 (4.96%) Puppet
4 686 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
5 666 (3.52%) Terraform
6 593 (3.13%) Kubernetes
7 503 (2.66%) SCOM
8 383 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 375 (1.98%) WSUS
10 252 (1.33%) Nagios
11 211 (1.11%) Backup Exec
12 201 (1.06%) vCenter Server
13 164 (0.87%) SCVMM
14 148 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
15 132 (0.70%) AirWatch
16 127 (0.67%) SCOrch
17 116 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
17 116 (0.61%) Packer
18 115 (0.61%) Consul
19 110 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 8,084 (42.69%) Microsoft
2 4,996 (26.39%) VMware
3 2,436 (12.87%) Cisco
4 2,166 (11.44%) Citrix
5 1,075 (5.68%) HP
6 1,073 (5.67%) Oracle
7 654 (3.45%) Dell
8 650 (3.43%) Apple
9 520 (2.75%) Red Hat
10 500 (2.64%) Veeam
11 465 (2.46%) NetApp
12 433 (2.29%) Google
13 427 (2.26%) IBM
14 357 (1.89%) Splunk
15 335 (1.77%) ServiceNow
16 324 (1.71%) EMC
17 308 (1.63%) SAP
18 307 (1.62%) Symantec
19 264 (1.39%) SolarWinds
20 250 (1.32%) Avaya