Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 21,707 24,555 27,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.42% 13.79% 14.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.24% 56.02% 58.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17,775 20,587 23,924
UK median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,312 £67,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -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 37,270 43,835 47,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.04% 24.62% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 30,142 35,379 39,958
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,100 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +1.27%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +3 20,440 £42,000 +5.00% 3,266
UK excluding London +1 12,944 £37,500 +7.14% 2,428
London +1 8,321 £50,000 +4.17% 993
South East -1 4,278 £40,000 +6.67% 678
North of England +1 2,914 £37,500 +15.38% 580
Midlands +1 1,834 £37,192 +6.26% 381
North West +4 1,696 £37,747 +7.85% 323
East of England +2 1,606 £37,500 -2.60% 321
South West +2 1,506 £37,500 +2.74% 313
West Midlands +4 1,154 £37,000 +5.71% 226
Yorkshire +2 1,038 £36,000 +10.77% 215
East Midlands 0 674 £37,500 +15.38% 154
Scotland -4 539 £37,500 - 95
Wales 0 255 £35,000 +9.38% 51
North East -9 180 £35,000 +8.53% 42
Northern Ireland +13 59 £32,500 +7.44% 9
Channel Islands -3 21 £33,000 +1.54% 1
Isle of Man +14 5 £37,500 +2.74%

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 9,179 (42.29%) Microsoft
2 8,751 (40.31%) Active Directory
3 7,728 (35.60%) Windows Server
4 6,116 (28.18%) Linux
5 5,490 (25.29%) VMware
6 5,019 (23.12%) Office 365
7 4,762 (21.94%) SQL
8 4,356 (20.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 4,060 (18.70%) SQL Server
10 3,875 (17.85%) ITIL
11 3,791 (17.46%) Finance
12 3,599 (16.58%) Windows 10
13 3,313 (15.26%) Windows 7
14 3,303 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
15 3,295 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 3,247 (14.96%) PowerShell
17 3,206 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
18 3,142 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
19 3,080 (14.19%) Firewall
20 2,885 (13.29%) C#
21 2,815 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
22 2,811 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
23 2,699 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
24 2,691 (12.40%) Citrix
25 2,666 (12.28%) DNS
26 2,654 (12.23%) MS Exchange
27 2,561 (11.80%) .NET
28 2,516 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 2,356 (10.85%) Cisco
30 2,324 (10.71%) TCP/IP

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 2,654 (12.23%) MS Exchange
2 1,376 (6.34%) IIS
3 1,238 (5.70%) SharePoint
4 888 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 663 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 661 (3.05%) Skype for Business
7 476 (2.19%) Apache
8 393 (1.81%) Confluence
9 352 (1.62%) Tomcat
10 215 (0.99%) JBoss
11 203 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 199 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 182 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 179 (0.82%) WebLogic
15 177 (0.82%) CMS
16 136 (0.63%) nginx
17 124 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
18 118 (0.54%) WebSphere
19 112 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 104 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3,303 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 505 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 297 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 187 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 88 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 51 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 30 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 27 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 25 (0.12%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
12 6 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
12 6 (0.028%) Simulink
13 5 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.018%) CATIA
14 4 (0.018%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.018%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.018%) Stateflow
14 4 (0.018%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 166 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 43 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 24 (0.11%) Relativity
6 22 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.078%) Maximo
7 17 (0.078%) NetSuite
8 16 (0.074%) Carpe Diem
8 16 (0.074%) Elite 3E
9 15 (0.069%) Concordance
9 15 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
10 14 (0.064%) assyst
10 14 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
11 13 (0.060%) Magento
11 13 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
12 12 (0.055%) SimCorp Dimension
13 11 (0.051%) Infor SunSystems
13 11 (0.051%) thinkFolio
14 10 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5,019 (23.12%) Office 365
2 4,356 (20.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,815 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
4 597 (2.75%) SaaS
5 525 (2.42%) IaaS
6 507 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 399 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 373 (1.72%) PaaS
9 339 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 275 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
11 272 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
12 230 (1.06%) Mimecast
13 229 (1.05%) GitHub
14 209 (0.96%) Amazon S3
15 188 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 162 (0.75%) G Suite
17 126 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
18 110 (0.51%) Serverless
19 101 (0.47%) OneDrive
20 94 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3,080 (14.19%) Firewall
2 2,666 (12.28%) DNS
3 2,324 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 2,008 (9.25%) DHCP
5 1,719 (7.92%) LAN
6 1,611 (7.42%) WAN
7 1,381 (6.36%) SAN
8 1,269 (5.85%) VPN
9 874 (4.03%) Internet
10 780 (3.59%) VoIP
11 712 (3.28%) Network Security
12 639 (2.94%) VLAN
13 626 (2.88%) Skype
14 541 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
15 538 (2.48%) Wireless
16 328 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
17 316 (1.46%) SSL
18 303 (1.40%) HTTP
19 273 (1.26%) NAS
20 228 (1.05%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,060 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 821 (3.78%) MySQL
3 475 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 460 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 430 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 384 (1.77%) Big Data
7 380 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 373 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 347 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 329 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 326 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 274 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 266 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
14 252 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
15 247 (1.14%) MongoDB
16 175 (0.81%) RDBMS
17 164 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
18 148 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
19 142 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
20 134 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1,367 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 1,035 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 896 (4.13%) JIRA
4 726 (3.34%) Visual Studio
5 636 (2.93%) TeamCity
6 534 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 529 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 358 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 354 (1.63%) Subversion
10 282 (1.30%) Selenium
11 176 (0.81%) Bitbucket
12 172 (0.79%) Maven
13 149 (0.69%) Cucumber
14 143 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
15 139 (0.64%) NUnit
16 124 (0.57%) Vagrant
17 122 (0.56%) MSI
18 98 (0.45%) GoCD
19 96 (0.44%) MSBuild
20 94 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,791 (17.46%) Finance
2 1,063 (4.90%) Banking
3 688 (3.17%) Retail
4 661 (3.05%) Legal
5 598 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 579 (2.67%) Law
7 387 (1.78%) Marketing
8 361 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 347 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 290 (1.34%) Games
11 222 (1.02%) Back Office
12 205 (0.94%) Electronics
13 197 (0.91%) Advertising
14 152 (0.70%) Front Office
15 110 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 108 (0.50%) French Language
17 103 (0.47%) Aerospace
18 101 (0.47%) Automotive
19 88 (0.41%) Publishing
20 87 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,738 (17.22%) Analyst
2 2,732 (12.59%) Support Engineer
3 2,509 (11.56%) Developer
4 1,943 (8.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,876 (8.64%) IT Support
6 1,869 (8.61%) Support Analyst
7 1,271 (5.86%) IT Engineer
8 1,239 (5.71%) Desktop Support
9 1,162 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 1,026 (4.73%) Administrator
11 953 (4.39%) IT Analyst
12 882 (4.06%) Service Analyst
13 868 (4.00%) .NET Developer
14 808 (3.72%) C# Developer
14 808 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
15 801 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
16 796 (3.67%) Architect
17 786 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
18 782 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
19 776 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,561 (11.80%) .NET
2 1,202 (5.54%) HTML
3 1,127 (5.19%) Web Services
4 981 (4.52%) ASP.NET
5 882 (4.06%) CSS
6 697 (3.21%) .NET Framework
7 620 (2.86%) XML
8 615 (2.83%) AngularJS
9 496 (2.28%) WPF
10 483 (2.23%) jQuery
11 472 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
12 441 (2.03%) Node.js
13 435 (2.00%) REST
14 428 (1.97%) WinForms
15 422 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 401 (1.85%) WCF
17 386 (1.78%) JSON
18 364 (1.68%) SOAP
19 361 (1.66%) HTML5
20 327 (1.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,542 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 1,307 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 1,002 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 932 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 909 (4.19%) Management Information System
6 466 (2.15%) Fintech
7 465 (2.14%) Clustering
8 420 (1.93%) Driving Licence
9 364 (1.68%) Replication
10 345 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 332 (1.53%) User Experience
12 320 (1.47%) Hedge funds
13 316 (1.46%) Private Cloud
14 299 (1.38%) Blackberry
15 281 (1.29%) PKI
16 273 (1.26%) Mobile App
17 270 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
18 264 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
19 260 (1.20%) Fat Client
19 260 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7,728 (35.60%) Windows Server
2 6,116 (28.18%) Linux
3 3,599 (16.58%) Windows 10
4 3,313 (15.26%) Windows 7
5 3,142 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,811 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,704 (7.85%) Unix
8 852 (3.93%) Windows 8
9 832 (3.83%) Android
10 798 (3.68%) Apple iOS
11 659 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 621 (2.86%) Mac OS X
13 607 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 417 (1.92%) CentOS
15 334 (1.54%) Mac OS
16 321 (1.48%) Windows XP
17 301 (1.39%) Ubuntu
18 201 (0.93%) Solaris
19 185 (0.85%) AIX
20 108 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,875 (17.85%) ITIL
2 3,206 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
3 2,699 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
4 2,516 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2,039 (9.39%) DevOps
6 1,243 (5.73%) Software Engineering
7 1,151 (5.30%) Project Management
8 1,013 (4.67%) Information Security
9 1,006 (4.63%) Service Management
10 1,001 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
11 979 (4.51%) Mentoring
12 970 (4.47%) Migration
13 960 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
14 951 (4.38%) MVC
15 946 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
16 896 (4.13%) Test Automation
17 876 (4.04%) Service Delivery
18 852 (3.93%) Incident Management
19 841 (3.87%) Scrum
20 791 (3.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4,762 (21.94%) SQL
2 3,247 (14.96%) PowerShell
3 2,885 (13.29%) C#
4 1,864 (8.59%) Python
5 1,727 (7.96%) Java
6 1,650 (7.60%) JavaScript
7 1,242 (5.72%) C++
8 969 (4.46%) Bash Shell
9 686 (3.16%) C
10 663 (3.05%) T-SQL
11 549 (2.53%) Perl
12 465 (2.14%) Ruby
13 416 (1.92%) PHP
14 336 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 306 (1.41%) VBScript
16 303 (1.40%) VB
17 299 (1.38%) VB.NET
18 183 (0.84%) PL/SQL
19 155 (0.71%) TypeScript
20 150 (0.69%) Go
Qualifications
1 2,268 (10.45%) Degree
2 1,931 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,198 (5.52%) MCSE
4 992 (4.57%) Security Cleared
5 910 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
6 713 (3.28%) CCNA
7 700 (3.22%) MCSA
8 656 (3.02%) CISSP
9 581 (2.68%) MCP
10 577 (2.66%) SC Cleared
11 515 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 461 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 390 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 367 (1.69%) DV Cleared
15 280 (1.29%) CCNP
16 245 (1.13%) SANS
17 239 (1.10%) MCITP
18 220 (1.01%) GIAC
19 199 (0.92%) CISM
20 191 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,266 (5.83%) SLA
2 708 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 582 (2.68%) QA
4 454 (2.09%) GDPR
5 296 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 128 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 110 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 86 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 85 (0.39%) PMO
10 60 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 46 (0.21%) COBIT
11 46 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 43 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 31 (0.14%) MiFID
14 24 (0.11%) ISO 22301
15 23 (0.11%) HIPAA
16 21 (0.097%) HL7
17 17 (0.078%) FISMA
18 16 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 16 (0.074%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8,751 (40.31%) Active Directory
2 3,295 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,260 (10.41%) Hyper-V
4 892 (4.11%) Docker
5 824 (3.80%) XenApp
6 791 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 763 (3.51%) vSphere
8 532 (2.45%) XenDesktop
9 491 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
10 324 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 227 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
12 193 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 160 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
14 145 (0.67%) Firmware
15 142 (0.65%) XenServer
16 131 (0.60%) BitLocker
17 119 (0.55%) VirtualBox
18 97 (0.45%) NFS
19 89 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
20 82 (0.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2,233 (10.29%) SCCM
2 1,154 (5.32%) Ansible
3 1,044 (4.81%) Puppet
4 850 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
5 565 (2.60%) SCOM
6 446 (2.05%) Kubernetes
7 445 (2.05%) Terraform
8 380 (1.75%) WSUS
9 293 (1.35%) Nagios
10 253 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 249 (1.15%) vCenter Server
12 238 (1.10%) Backup Exec
13 203 (0.94%) Salt
14 164 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
15 152 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
16 129 (0.59%) vRealize
17 125 (0.58%) AirWatch
18 124 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
19 120 (0.55%) NetBackup
20 113 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9,179 (42.29%) Microsoft
2 5,490 (25.29%) VMware
3 2,691 (12.40%) Citrix
4 2,356 (10.85%) Cisco
5 1,408 (6.49%) Oracle
6 950 (4.38%) HP
7 746 (3.44%) Apple
8 700 (3.22%) Red Hat
9 577 (2.66%) Google
10 541 (2.49%) Dell
11 529 (2.44%) Veeam
12 524 (2.41%) NetApp
13 426 (1.96%) ServiceNow
14 403 (1.86%) Symantec
15 399 (1.84%) IBM
16 391 (1.80%) EMC
17 359 (1.65%) SolarWinds
18 349 (1.61%) Splunk
19 322 (1.48%) Ivanti
20 301 (1.39%) McAfee