Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8,122 18,751 22,989
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.20% 13.11% 13.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.29% 57.48% 57.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7,167 15,940 19,288
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 14,176 32,623 39,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.30% 22.81% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11,510 25,774 32,129
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,625 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +2.50%

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 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK

Windows
Top 19 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 4 August 2020. 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 -3 7,494 £45,000 +9.76% 994
UK excluding London 0 5,127 £40,000 +6.67% 835
London -4 2,778 £57,000 +8.57% 206
South East -2 1,517 £41,500 +5.06% 197
North of England -2 1,145 £42,000 +18.31% 224
Midlands +2 858 £42,500 +13.33% 142
South West +2 654 £37,500 +4.17% 138
West Midlands +3 618 £45,000 +20.00% 81
North West -2 585 £43,500 +19.18% 135
East of England -1 532 £42,500 +13.33% 84
Work from Home +1 504 £54,000 -10.00% 94
Yorkshire 0 436 £41,750 +19.29% 68
Scotland +8 265 £46,820 +21.61% 28
East Midlands -1 234 £40,000 +14.29% 60
Wales 0 149 £36,978 +5.65% 22
North East +5 124 £33,000 -7.04% 21
Northern Ireland -11 15 £50,000 +117.39%
Channel Islands -6 7 £55,000 +83.33%
Isle of Man +4 5 £52,500 +16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 3,593 (44.24%) Microsoft
2 3,400 (41.86%) Active Directory
3 3,139 (38.65%) Windows Server
4 2,681 (33.01%) Azure
5 2,631 (32.39%) Office 365
6 2,429 (29.91%) VMware
7 2,266 (27.90%) Linux
8 1,619 (19.93%) Windows 10
9 1,595 (19.64%) SQL
10 1,564 (19.26%) PowerShell
11 1,533 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1,359 (16.73%) Finance
13 1,342 (16.52%) SQL Server
14 1,295 (15.94%) ITIL
15 1,261 (15.53%) Firewall
16 1,242 (15.29%) AWS
17 1,239 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,126 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
19 1,112 (13.69%) DNS
20 1,046 (12.88%) Cisco
21 1,028 (12.66%) Hyper-V
22 1,004 (12.36%) SCCM
23 996 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
24 975 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
25 972 (11.97%) Citrix
26 926 (11.40%) DevOps
27 907 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
28 895 (11.02%) Python
29 886 (10.91%) C#
30 859 (10.58%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 742 (9.14%) MS Exchange
2 611 (7.52%) SharePoint
3 423 (5.21%) IIS
4 225 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 211 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 166 (2.04%) Skype for Business
7 129 (1.59%) Confluence
8 88 (1.08%) Apache
9 83 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 76 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 71 (0.87%) WebSphere
12 40 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 37 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 30 (0.37%) CMS
14 30 (0.37%) nginx
14 30 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
15 28 (0.34%) JBoss
15 28 (0.34%) WebLogic
16 19 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
17 18 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 907 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 170 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 95 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.074%) Gliffy
10 5 (0.062%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.062%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.049%) InVision
11 4 (0.049%) Simulink
11 4 (0.049%) UXPin
11 4 (0.049%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.037%) Windchill
13 2 (0.025%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.025%) FileZilla
13 2 (0.025%) Revit
Business Applications
1 61 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 21 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 15 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.16%) Salerio
7 12 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
7 12 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.11%) Maximo
8 9 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.074%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.074%) Sage X3
12 5 (0.062%) Magento
13 4 (0.049%) FLEXCUBE
13 4 (0.049%) Infor M3
13 4 (0.049%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2,681 (33.01%) Azure
2 2,631 (32.39%) Office 365
3 1,242 (15.29%) AWS
4 454 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 335 (4.12%) IaaS
6 333 (4.10%) SaaS
7 298 (3.67%) PaaS
8 232 (2.86%) GCP
9 147 (1.81%) Power Platform
10 139 (1.71%) OneDrive
11 134 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
12 105 (1.29%) Mimecast
13 101 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 72 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
15 70 (0.86%) GitHub
16 67 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
17 66 (0.81%) Serverless
18 58 (0.71%) G Suite
19 55 (0.68%) Amazon S3
20 44 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1,261 (15.53%) Firewall
2 1,112 (13.69%) DNS
3 830 (10.22%) DHCP
4 806 (9.92%) TCP/IP
5 654 (8.05%) LAN
6 621 (7.65%) WAN
7 523 (6.44%) VPN
8 467 (5.75%) SAN
9 307 (3.78%) VoIP
10 280 (3.45%) Internet
11 259 (3.19%) Wireless
12 250 (3.08%) Network Security
13 226 (2.78%) Skype
14 216 (2.66%) VLAN
15 205 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
16 131 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
17 125 (1.54%) NetScaler
18 113 (1.39%) iSCSI
19 87 (1.07%) Wireshark
20 86 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,342 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 206 (2.54%) MySQL
3 142 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 139 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 131 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 131 (1.61%) Power BI
6 124 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 116 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 116 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 109 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 104 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
10 100 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
11 95 (1.17%) Big Data
12 77 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 72 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 70 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
15 66 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
16 64 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
17 47 (0.58%) Redis
18 46 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 377 (4.64%) Git (software)
2 311 (3.83%) JIRA
3 297 (3.66%) Jenkins
4 194 (2.39%) Visual Studio
5 129 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 110 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 97 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 92 (1.13%) Selenium
9 91 (1.12%) Subversion
10 72 (0.89%) Bitbucket
11 52 (0.64%) GitLab
12 48 (0.59%) Maven
13 45 (0.55%) JUnit
14 41 (0.50%) MSI
15 35 (0.43%) NUnit
15 35 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
16 33 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 32 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
18 27 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
18 27 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,359 (16.73%) Finance
2 262 (3.23%) Law
3 224 (2.76%) Retail
4 223 (2.75%) Banking
5 221 (2.72%) Legal
6 208 (2.56%) Public Sector
7 178 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 125 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 101 (1.24%) Games
10 76 (0.94%) Marketing
11 73 (0.90%) Advertising
12 69 (0.85%) Local Government
13 65 (0.80%) Back Office
14 56 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 49 (0.60%) Aerospace
16 48 (0.59%) Electronics
16 48 (0.59%) Front Office
17 40 (0.49%) Military
18 39 (0.48%) Investment Banking
19 31 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,182 (14.55%) Analyst
2 960 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 894 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 707 (8.70%) Developer
5 677 (8.34%) IT Support
6 592 (7.29%) IT Engineer
7 537 (6.61%) Support Analyst
8 346 (4.26%) Administrator
9 327 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
10 321 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
11 303 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 302 (3.72%) IT Support Engineer
13 300 (3.69%) Consultant
14 298 (3.67%) Software Engineer
15 292 (3.60%) Architect
16 289 (3.56%) Windows Engineer
17 277 (3.41%) IT Analyst
18 249 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
19 248 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
20 241 (2.97%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 834 (10.27%) .NET
2 348 (4.28%) HTML
3 311 (3.83%) Web Services
4 282 (3.47%) ASP.NET
5 270 (3.32%) CSS
6 223 (2.75%) .NET Framework
7 219 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 190 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
9 189 (2.33%) REST
10 183 (2.25%) Node.js
11 176 (2.17%) .NET Core
12 157 (1.93%) React
13 147 (1.81%) XML
14 126 (1.55%) jQuery
15 116 (1.43%) WPF
16 108 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 103 (1.27%) JSON
18 102 (1.26%) WCF
18 102 (1.26%) WinForms
19 90 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 595 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 517 (6.37%) Data Centre
3 335 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 315 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 221 (2.72%) Public Cloud
6 173 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 150 (1.85%) Clustering
8 143 (1.76%) User Experience
9 118 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
10 109 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 106 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 105 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 105 (1.29%) Replication
13 99 (1.22%) PKI
14 98 (1.21%) Private Cloud
15 75 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
16 71 (0.87%) iPhone
17 69 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
18 68 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
18 68 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,139 (38.65%) Windows Server
2 2,266 (27.90%) Linux
3 1,619 (19.93%) Windows 10
4 996 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 859 (10.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 724 (8.91%) Windows 7
7 588 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 481 (5.92%) Unix
9 269 (3.31%) Windows Server 2019
10 235 (2.89%) Android
11 230 (2.83%) Apple iOS
12 173 (2.13%) Windows 8
13 163 (2.01%) Mac OS
14 153 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
15 136 (1.67%) CentOS
16 134 (1.65%) Ubuntu
17 129 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 96 (1.18%) Mac OS X
19 81 (1.00%) Solaris
20 80 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,295 (15.94%) ITIL
2 1,239 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,126 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
4 975 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 926 (11.40%) DevOps
6 524 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 456 (5.61%) Migration
8 411 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
9 389 (4.79%) Project Management
10 388 (4.78%) Computer Science
11 387 (4.76%) Information Security
12 372 (4.58%) Change Management
13 348 (4.28%) Test Automation
14 345 (4.25%) Mentoring
15 338 (4.16%) Project Delivery
16 324 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
17 320 (3.94%) Incident Management
18 309 (3.80%) Scrum
19 288 (3.55%) Service Delivery
20 286 (3.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1,595 (19.64%) SQL
2 1,564 (19.26%) PowerShell
3 895 (11.02%) Python
4 886 (10.91%) C#
5 584 (7.19%) JavaScript
6 517 (6.37%) Java
7 426 (5.25%) Bash Shell
8 382 (4.70%) C++
9 237 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 234 (2.88%) C
11 144 (1.77%) Perl
12 134 (1.65%) Ruby
13 110 (1.35%) VBScript
14 108 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 94 (1.16%) PHP
15 94 (1.16%) TypeScript
16 93 (1.15%) PL/SQL
17 92 (1.13%) VB
18 88 (1.08%) Go
19 77 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 813 (10.01%) Degree
2 678 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 497 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 388 (4.78%) MCSE
5 318 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 306 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
7 279 (3.44%) MCSA
8 246 (3.03%) CCNA
9 208 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 165 (2.03%) MCP
11 153 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 152 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
13 137 (1.69%) DV Cleared
14 112 (1.38%) CCNP
14 112 (1.38%) CISSP
15 74 (0.91%) MCITP
16 66 (0.81%) CISM
17 42 (0.52%) A+ Certification
18 40 (0.49%) CISA
18 40 (0.49%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 536 (6.60%) SLA
2 219 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 201 (2.47%) GDPR
4 193 (2.38%) QA
5 55 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 51 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 36 (0.44%) NIST
8 35 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 28 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 26 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 23 (0.28%) BS25999
12 21 (0.26%) COBIT
13 17 (0.21%) Data Quality
14 14 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 10 (0.12%) NCSC
16 6 (0.074%) DICOM
17 5 (0.062%) AICPA
18 3 (0.037%) GxP
18 3 (0.037%) HL7
19 2 (0.025%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3,400 (41.86%) Active Directory
2 1,533 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,028 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 467 (5.75%) Docker
5 317 (3.90%) vSphere
6 314 (3.87%) XenApp
7 303 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
8 238 (2.93%) XenDesktop
9 173 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
10 111 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 97 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 68 (0.84%) Firmware
13 59 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 56 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
15 50 (0.62%) BitLocker
16 40 (0.49%) NFS
17 38 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 38 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
18 32 (0.39%) Xen
19 31 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1,004 (12.36%) SCCM
2 425 (5.23%) Ansible
3 371 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 351 (4.32%) Terraform
5 343 (4.22%) Kubernetes
6 277 (3.41%) Puppet
7 217 (2.67%) SCOM
8 208 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
9 197 (2.43%) WSUS
10 91 (1.12%) vCenter Server
11 89 (1.10%) Backup Exec
12 86 (1.06%) SCVMM
13 80 (0.98%) Nagios
14 70 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
15 69 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
16 48 (0.59%) NetBackup
17 43 (0.53%) Grafana
17 43 (0.53%) Prometheus
18 37 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
19 35 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3,593 (44.24%) Microsoft
2 2,429 (29.91%) VMware
3 1,046 (12.88%) Cisco
4 972 (11.97%) Citrix
5 479 (5.90%) HP
6 421 (5.18%) Oracle
7 275 (3.39%) Dell
8 229 (2.82%) Veeam
9 218 (2.68%) Google
10 208 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 170 (2.09%) Apple
12 152 (1.87%) IBM
13 148 (1.82%) NetApp
14 141 (1.74%) Sophos
15 138 (1.70%) Meraki
16 127 (1.56%) Splunk
17 125 (1.54%) ServiceNow
18 124 (1.53%) Juniper
19 122 (1.50%) EMC
20 103 (1.27%) Symantec