Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 20,492 23,714 24,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.50% 13.67% 14.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.06% 56.50% 57.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16,758 19,844 21,300
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -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 35,296 41,968 42,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.25% 24.20% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28,306 34,324 35,968
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,706
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% -1.25%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 19,299 £42,500 +6.25% 3,161
UK excluding London +1 12,212 £37,500 +7.14% 2,358
London 0 7,849 £50,000 +4.17% 966
South East +1 3,944 £40,000 +6.67% 559
North of England +3 2,793 £37,500 +10.29% 581
Midlands +5 1,822 £38,500 +10.00% 432
North West +5 1,620 £39,000 +11.43% 321
East of England +4 1,535 £38,000 +1.33% 311
South West +2 1,354 £36,500 +1.39% 312
West Midlands +7 1,161 £38,000 +8.57% 261
Yorkshire +4 976 £36,500 +7.35% 221
East Midlands 0 658 £38,500 +10.00% 170
Scotland -5 504 £40,000 +6.67% 86
Wales +1 260 £36,000 +14.29% 65
North East +1 198 £35,000 +16.67% 39
Northern Ireland +2 44 £38,500 +24.19% 11
Channel Islands -1 10 £33,500 +2.29% 1
Isle of Man +9 3 £37,500 -7.98%

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 8,776 (42.83%) Microsoft
2 8,371 (40.85%) Active Directory
3 7,207 (35.17%) Windows Server
4 5,905 (28.82%) Linux
5 5,185 (25.30%) VMware
6 4,836 (23.60%) Office 365
7 4,632 (22.60%) SQL
8 4,325 (21.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 3,836 (18.72%) ITIL
10 3,769 (18.39%) SQL Server
11 3,556 (17.35%) Windows 10
12 3,506 (17.11%) Finance
13 3,170 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 3,148 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
15 3,125 (15.25%) PowerShell
16 3,089 (15.07%) Firewall
17 3,070 (14.98%) Windows 7
18 3,005 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
19 2,809 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
20 2,789 (13.61%) C#
21 2,710 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
22 2,571 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
23 2,563 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
24 2,520 (12.30%) DNS
25 2,458 (11.99%) MS Exchange
26 2,447 (11.94%) .NET
27 2,382 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 2,352 (11.48%) Citrix
29 2,314 (11.29%) Cisco
30 2,137 (10.43%) 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 2,458 (11.99%) MS Exchange
2 1,384 (6.75%) IIS
3 1,247 (6.09%) SharePoint
4 720 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 593 (2.89%) Skype for Business
6 502 (2.45%) Apache
6 502 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 369 (1.80%) Confluence
8 323 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 199 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 186 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 170 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 153 (0.75%) JBoss
13 141 (0.69%) CMS
14 140 (0.68%) WebLogic
15 135 (0.66%) WebSphere
16 104 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 103 (0.50%) nginx
18 87 (0.42%) IBM Notes
19 85 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3,005 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
2 429 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 279 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 185 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 44 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 44 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 37 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 24 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 19 (0.093%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.034%) InVision
11 6 (0.029%) CATIA
12 5 (0.024%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.020%) Camtasia
13 4 (0.020%) InDesign
13 4 (0.020%) Maple
13 4 (0.020%) Pixate
13 4 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 137 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
4 24 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
7 20 (0.098%) Maximo
7 20 (0.098%) thinkFolio
8 17 (0.083%) NetSuite
9 16 (0.078%) SAP S/4HANA
10 14 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
12 12 (0.059%) assyst
12 12 (0.059%) Relativity
13 11 (0.054%) Elite 3E
13 11 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.049%) Exstream
14 10 (0.049%) Markit EDM
14 10 (0.049%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4,836 (23.60%) Office 365
2 4,325 (21.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,710 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
4 724 (3.53%) SaaS
5 558 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 546 (2.66%) IaaS
7 437 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 428 (2.09%) PaaS
9 368 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 240 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
11 234 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
12 221 (1.08%) Mimecast
13 208 (1.02%) GitHub
14 190 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 187 (0.91%) Amazon S3
16 131 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
17 122 (0.60%) G Suite
18 100 (0.49%) Serverless
19 97 (0.47%) OneDrive
20 79 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3,089 (15.07%) Firewall
2 2,520 (12.30%) DNS
3 2,035 (9.93%) TCP/IP
4 1,893 (9.24%) DHCP
5 1,592 (7.77%) LAN
6 1,510 (7.37%) WAN
7 1,237 (6.04%) SAN
8 1,163 (5.68%) VPN
9 849 (4.14%) Internet
10 767 (3.74%) VoIP
11 694 (3.39%) VLAN
12 689 (3.36%) Network Security
13 581 (2.84%) Skype
14 522 (2.55%) Wireless
15 494 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
16 316 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
17 288 (1.41%) SSL
18 265 (1.29%) NAS
19 250 (1.22%) HTTP
20 235 (1.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,769 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 710 (3.46%) MySQL
3 501 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 428 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 409 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 392 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 355 (1.73%) NoSQL
8 313 (1.53%) Oracle Database
9 312 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
10 302 (1.47%) Big Data
11 281 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 259 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 252 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
14 235 (1.15%) MongoDB
15 221 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
16 174 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 154 (0.75%) Hadoop
18 149 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
19 129 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 121 (0.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,297 (6.33%) Git (software)
2 1,018 (4.97%) Jenkins
3 833 (4.07%) JIRA
4 711 (3.47%) Visual Studio
5 651 (3.18%) TeamCity
6 538 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 506 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 334 (1.63%) Subversion
9 327 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 237 (1.16%) Selenium
11 191 (0.93%) Maven
12 155 (0.76%) NUnit
13 149 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 140 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
15 132 (0.64%) Bitbucket
16 122 (0.60%) Vagrant
17 117 (0.57%) MSI
18 114 (0.56%) SpecFlow
19 107 (0.52%) Eclipse
20 93 (0.45%) Travis CI
General
1 3,506 (17.11%) Finance
2 953 (4.65%) Banking
3 636 (3.10%) Legal
4 566 (2.76%) Retail
5 553 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 485 (2.37%) Law
7 346 (1.69%) Marketing
8 312 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 266 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 241 (1.18%) Games
11 221 (1.08%) Back Office
12 202 (0.99%) Electronics
13 201 (0.98%) Advertising
14 160 (0.78%) Front Office
15 95 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 93 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 88 (0.43%) French Language
18 76 (0.37%) German Language
19 75 (0.37%) Publishing
20 67 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,558 (17.36%) Analyst
2 2,505 (12.22%) Support Engineer
3 2,335 (11.39%) Developer
4 1,881 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,768 (8.63%) IT Support
6 1,747 (8.53%) Support Analyst
7 1,243 (6.07%) IT Engineer
8 1,092 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 969 (4.73%) IT Analyst
10 944 (4.61%) Administrator
11 845 (4.12%) .NET Developer
12 843 (4.11%) Desktop Support
13 773 (3.77%) C# Developer
14 767 (3.74%) Service Analyst
15 752 (3.67%) IT Support Engineer
16 746 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
17 740 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
17 740 (3.61%) Software Engineer
18 721 (3.52%) Consultant
19 717 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,447 (11.94%) .NET
2 1,201 (5.86%) HTML
3 1,083 (5.28%) Web Services
4 944 (4.61%) CSS
5 923 (4.50%) ASP.NET
6 677 (3.30%) .NET Framework
7 614 (3.00%) XML
8 600 (2.93%) AngularJS
9 500 (2.44%) jQuery
10 480 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
11 455 (2.22%) JSON
12 450 (2.20%) Node.js
13 428 (2.09%) REST
14 399 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 398 (1.94%) WPF
16 389 (1.90%) WCF
17 362 (1.77%) SOAP
18 361 (1.76%) WinForms
19 357 (1.74%) HTML5
20 334 (1.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,434 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1,222 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 915 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 905 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
5 526 (2.57%) Fintech
6 525 (2.56%) Clustering
7 366 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 351 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 326 (1.59%) Replication
10 312 (1.52%) Hedge funds
11 306 (1.49%) User Experience
12 281 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
13 278 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
14 270 (1.32%) PKI
15 265 (1.29%) Private Cloud
16 258 (1.26%) Fat Client
16 258 (1.26%) Thin Client
17 244 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
18 233 (1.14%) Client/Server
19 228 (1.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7,207 (35.17%) Windows Server
2 5,905 (28.82%) Linux
3 3,556 (17.35%) Windows 10
4 3,070 (14.98%) Windows 7
5 2,809 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,571 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,646 (8.03%) Unix
8 830 (4.05%) Windows 8
9 743 (3.63%) Apple iOS
10 733 (3.58%) Android
11 685 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 589 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 439 (2.14%) Mac OS X
14 397 (1.94%) CentOS
15 305 (1.49%) Mac OS
16 297 (1.45%) Windows XP
17 283 (1.38%) Ubuntu
18 182 (0.89%) AIX
19 160 (0.78%) Solaris
20 110 (0.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,836 (18.72%) ITIL
2 3,148 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
3 2,563 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
4 2,382 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,966 (9.59%) DevOps
6 1,132 (5.52%) Software Engineering
7 1,085 (5.29%) Information Security
8 1,016 (4.96%) Mentoring
9 993 (4.85%) Project Management
10 983 (4.80%) Computer Science
11 954 (4.66%) Migration
12 953 (4.65%) Service Management
13 948 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
14 934 (4.56%) Service Delivery
15 933 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
16 911 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
17 879 (4.29%) MVC
18 855 (4.17%) Test Automation
19 792 (3.86%) Incident Management
20 753 (3.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4,632 (22.60%) SQL
2 3,125 (15.25%) PowerShell
3 2,789 (13.61%) C#
4 1,831 (8.94%) Python
5 1,599 (7.80%) Java
6 1,594 (7.78%) JavaScript
7 1,166 (5.69%) C++
8 954 (4.66%) Bash Shell
9 624 (3.05%) C
10 606 (2.96%) T-SQL
11 460 (2.24%) Perl
12 412 (2.01%) PHP
13 389 (1.90%) Ruby
14 348 (1.70%) VBScript
15 292 (1.42%) Shell Script
16 288 (1.41%) VB
17 270 (1.32%) VB.NET
18 170 (0.83%) PL/SQL
19 152 (0.74%) TypeScript
20 136 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,137 (10.43%) Degree
2 1,825 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,113 (5.43%) MCSE
4 915 (4.47%) Security Cleared
5 907 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
6 680 (3.32%) CCNA
7 675 (3.29%) MCSA
8 596 (2.91%) SC Cleared
9 579 (2.83%) CISSP
10 533 (2.60%) MCP
11 500 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
12 406 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 397 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
14 338 (1.65%) DV Cleared
15 274 (1.34%) CCNP
16 241 (1.18%) SANS
17 204 (1.00%) MCITP
18 187 (0.91%) GIAC
19 154 (0.75%) A+ Certification
20 153 (0.75%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,325 (6.47%) SLA
2 735 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 535 (2.61%) QA
4 507 (2.47%) GDPR
5 314 (1.53%) PCI DSS
6 166 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 86 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 83 (0.41%) PMO
9 71 (0.35%) Data Quality
10 55 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 50 (0.24%) COBIT
12 49 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 47 (0.23%) HIPAA
14 39 (0.19%) MiFID
15 31 (0.15%) HL7
15 31 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 30 (0.15%) ISO 22301
17 17 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 16 (0.078%) ISO 14001
19 15 (0.073%) DICOM
System Software
1 8,371 (40.85%) Active Directory
2 3,170 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,096 (10.23%) Hyper-V
4 903 (4.41%) Docker
5 727 (3.55%) vSphere
6 718 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 679 (3.31%) XenApp
8 470 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
9 426 (2.08%) XenDesktop
10 263 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 207 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
12 139 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
13 133 (0.65%) Firmware
14 127 (0.62%) BitLocker
14 127 (0.62%) Terminal Services
15 109 (0.53%) XenServer
16 107 (0.52%) VirtualBox
17 102 (0.50%) NFS
18 93 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
19 84 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2,091 (10.20%) SCCM
2 1,151 (5.62%) Ansible
3 937 (4.57%) Puppet
4 767 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
5 537 (2.62%) SCOM
6 495 (2.42%) Kubernetes
7 465 (2.27%) Terraform
8 403 (1.97%) WSUS
9 311 (1.52%) Nagios
10 283 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
11 255 (1.24%) Backup Exec
12 253 (1.23%) vCenter Server
13 179 (0.87%) Salt
14 175 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
15 159 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
16 132 (0.64%) AirWatch
17 116 (0.57%) SCVMM
18 114 (0.56%) NetBackup
19 113 (0.55%) SCOrch
19 113 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8,776 (42.83%) Microsoft
2 5,185 (25.30%) VMware
3 2,352 (11.48%) Citrix
4 2,314 (11.29%) Cisco
5 1,258 (6.14%) Oracle
6 988 (4.82%) HP
7 653 (3.19%) Red Hat
8 627 (3.06%) Apple
9 585 (2.85%) NetApp
10 535 (2.61%) Dell
11 515 (2.51%) Google
12 493 (2.41%) Veeam
13 452 (2.21%) IBM
14 405 (1.98%) EMC
15 398 (1.94%) ServiceNow
16 393 (1.92%) Symantec
17 384 (1.87%) Splunk
18 325 (1.59%) SolarWinds
19 309 (1.51%) Ivanti
20 293 (1.43%) McAfee