Period
to 29 May 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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11,220 18,824 23,101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.50% 13.09% 13.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.41% 57.08% 57.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9,705 15,940 19,417
Median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% -1.20% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%

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 18,886 32,980 40,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.05% 22.93% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15,286 26,205 32,690
Median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,056
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +3.14% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 10,360 £44,566 +4.86% 720
UK excluding London -1 7,036 £40,000 +6.67% 617
London +1 3,876 £55,000 +4.76% 156
South East -2 2,200 £40,000 - 161
North of England -1 1,472 £41,500 +15.28% 148
Midlands +1 1,207 £40,000 +5.26% 96
South West +4 897 £35,000 -6.67% 84
West Midlands +1 818 £42,500 +9.68% 62
North West -1 769 £42,500 +13.33% 91
East of England -1 702 £40,000 +6.67% 74
Work from Home +7 572 £57,500 -4.17% 64
Yorkshire -1 568 £42,500 +21.43% 42
East Midlands +1 384 £37,500 - 34
Scotland +6 356 £40,000 +3.90% 19
Wales -3 184 £37,500 +7.14% 33
North East +3 135 £33,000 -7.04% 15
Northern Ireland -2 21 £24,500 -2.00% 2
Channel Islands -6 5 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Isle of Man +3 1 £33,000 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4,973 (44.32%) Microsoft
2 4,761 (42.43%) Active Directory
3 4,249 (37.87%) Windows Server
4 3,789 (33.77%) Office 365
5 3,391 (30.22%) Azure
6 3,112 (27.74%) VMware
7 3,005 (26.78%) Linux
8 2,404 (21.43%) Windows 10
9 2,106 (18.77%) SQL
10 2,048 (18.25%) PowerShell
11 2,003 (17.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1,883 (16.78%) SQL Server
13 1,869 (16.66%) ITIL
14 1,771 (15.78%) Firewall
15 1,748 (15.58%) Finance
16 1,587 (14.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,547 (13.79%) AWS
18 1,540 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
19 1,522 (13.57%) DNS
20 1,492 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
21 1,422 (12.67%) SCCM
22 1,409 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
23 1,395 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
24 1,323 (11.79%) Citrix
25 1,302 (11.60%) Hyper-V
26 1,296 (11.55%) C#
27 1,289 (11.49%) Cisco
28 1,194 (10.64%) DevOps
29 1,187 (10.58%) Python
30 1,174 (10.46%) Windows 7

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 1,133 (10.10%) MS Exchange
2 802 (7.15%) SharePoint
3 608 (5.42%) IIS
4 383 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 335 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 276 (2.46%) Skype for Business
7 173 (1.54%) Confluence
8 140 (1.25%) Apache
9 119 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 104 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 94 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 53 (0.47%) JBoss
13 48 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 46 (0.41%) CMS
15 42 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
16 41 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
17 40 (0.36%) nginx
18 31 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
19 27 (0.24%) Drupal
19 27 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,409 (12.56%) Microsoft Office
2 279 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 156 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 84 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.071%) Acrobat
9 8 (0.071%) InVision
10 7 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.062%) Gliffy
10 7 (0.062%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.062%) Simulink
10 7 (0.062%) UXPin
10 7 (0.062%) Zeplin
11 6 (0.053%) Windchill
12 5 (0.045%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.045%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.027%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 70 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.22%) Salerio
4 24 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (0.20%) Elite 3E
6 18 (0.16%) Sentinel
7 17 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (0.089%) Markit EDM
10 10 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.071%) Carpe Diem
12 8 (0.071%) SAP ERP
13 7 (0.062%) Maximo
14 6 (0.053%) Eikon
14 6 (0.053%) Exchequer
14 6 (0.053%) Sage X3
15 5 (0.045%) OpenCart
15 5 (0.045%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3,789 (33.77%) Office 365
2 3,391 (30.22%) Azure
3 1,547 (13.79%) AWS
4 545 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 411 (3.66%) SaaS
6 391 (3.48%) IaaS
7 337 (3.00%) PaaS
8 260 (2.32%) GCP
9 187 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
10 170 (1.52%) Power Platform
11 153 (1.36%) OneDrive
12 133 (1.19%) Mimecast
13 118 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
14 113 (1.01%) GitHub
15 111 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
16 98 (0.87%) Serverless
17 88 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 82 (0.73%) Amazon S3
19 79 (0.70%) G Suite
20 74 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,771 (15.78%) Firewall
2 1,522 (13.57%) DNS
3 1,172 (10.45%) TCP/IP
4 1,133 (10.10%) DHCP
5 910 (8.11%) LAN
6 856 (7.63%) WAN
7 713 (6.35%) VPN
8 603 (5.37%) SAN
9 425 (3.79%) VoIP
10 401 (3.57%) Internet
11 355 (3.16%) Wireless
12 349 (3.11%) Skype
13 333 (2.97%) VLAN
14 270 (2.41%) Network Security
15 250 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
16 195 (1.74%) NetScaler
17 181 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
18 153 (1.36%) NAS
19 128 (1.14%) HTTP
20 101 (0.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,883 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 260 (2.32%) MySQL
3 187 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 172 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 162 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 159 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 150 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
8 149 (1.33%) Power BI
9 145 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
10 144 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 143 (1.27%) Big Data
12 139 (1.24%) NoSQL
13 137 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
14 114 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
15 107 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 103 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
17 80 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
18 75 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
19 66 (0.59%) RDBMS
20 53 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 502 (4.47%) Git (software)
2 431 (3.84%) JIRA
3 378 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 289 (2.58%) Visual Studio
5 151 (1.35%) Subversion
6 140 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 120 (1.07%) TeamCity
8 113 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
9 102 (0.91%) Selenium
10 91 (0.81%) Bitbucket
11 65 (0.58%) GitLab
12 60 (0.53%) Maven
13 56 (0.50%) NUnit
14 53 (0.47%) JUnit
15 50 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
16 38 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
17 37 (0.33%) MSI
17 37 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 34 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
19 33 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,748 (15.58%) Finance
2 397 (3.54%) Retail
3 303 (2.70%) Legal
4 293 (2.61%) Public Sector
5 292 (2.60%) Banking
6 290 (2.58%) Law
7 270 (2.41%) Telecoms
8 179 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 141 (1.26%) Games
10 122 (1.09%) Advertising
11 119 (1.06%) Marketing
12 83 (0.74%) Aerospace
13 82 (0.73%) Back Office
14 74 (0.66%) Front Office
14 74 (0.66%) Local Government
15 61 (0.54%) Electronics
16 53 (0.47%) Automotive
16 53 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 49 (0.44%) Military
18 42 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,681 (14.98%) Analyst
2 1,326 (11.82%) Support Engineer
3 1,229 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,070 (9.54%) IT Support
5 981 (8.74%) Developer
6 844 (7.52%) IT Engineer
7 796 (7.09%) Support Analyst
8 520 (4.63%) Administrator
9 515 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 499 (4.45%) Consultant
11 496 (4.42%) Software Engineer
12 443 (3.95%) IT Support Engineer
13 415 (3.70%) IT Analyst
14 404 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
15 395 (3.52%) Desktop Support
16 387 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 380 (3.39%) Architect
18 359 (3.20%) Windows Engineer
19 350 (3.12%) Applications Support
20 349 (3.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,168 (10.41%) .NET
2 486 (4.33%) HTML
3 393 (3.50%) Web Services
4 388 (3.46%) ASP.NET
5 372 (3.32%) CSS
6 312 (2.78%) .NET Framework
7 291 (2.59%) AngularJS
8 262 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
9 230 (2.05%) .NET Core
10 213 (1.90%) Node.js
11 206 (1.84%) REST
12 204 (1.82%) XML
13 186 (1.66%) jQuery
14 169 (1.51%) React
14 169 (1.51%) WPF
15 159 (1.42%) WinForms
16 155 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 136 (1.21%) HTML5
18 127 (1.13%) WCF
19 122 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 804 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 673 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 514 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 445 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 270 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 240 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 219 (1.95%) User Experience
8 201 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 200 (1.78%) Clustering
10 163 (1.45%) Replication
11 143 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 129 (1.15%) Mobile App
13 125 (1.11%) iPhone
14 124 (1.11%) Algorithms
14 124 (1.11%) Private Cloud
15 117 (1.04%) Smartphone
16 113 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
17 111 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
18 107 (0.95%) PKI
19 103 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4,249 (37.87%) Windows Server
2 3,005 (26.78%) Linux
3 2,404 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 1,395 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,174 (10.46%) Windows 7
6 1,166 (10.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 813 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 656 (5.85%) Unix
9 375 (3.34%) Apple iOS
10 373 (3.32%) Android
11 359 (3.20%) Windows Server 2019
12 333 (2.97%) Windows 8
13 223 (1.99%) Mac OS
14 213 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 204 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 182 (1.62%) Mac OS X
17 179 (1.60%) CentOS
18 174 (1.55%) Ubuntu
19 113 (1.01%) Windows XP
20 88 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,869 (16.66%) ITIL
2 1,587 (14.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,540 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 1,492 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
5 1,194 (10.64%) DevOps
6 786 (7.01%) Software Engineering
7 603 (5.37%) Migration
8 547 (4.88%) Information Security
9 541 (4.82%) Computer Science
10 537 (4.79%) Project Management
11 498 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
12 492 (4.39%) Mentoring
13 483 (4.30%) Project Delivery
14 456 (4.06%) Scrum
15 422 (3.76%) Test Automation
16 417 (3.72%) Change Management
17 416 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 415 (3.70%) Service Management
19 401 (3.57%) Configuration Management
20 399 (3.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2,106 (18.77%) SQL
2 2,048 (18.25%) PowerShell
3 1,296 (11.55%) C#
4 1,187 (10.58%) Python
5 773 (6.89%) JavaScript
6 673 (6.00%) Java
7 588 (5.24%) Bash Shell
8 548 (4.88%) C++
9 364 (3.24%) C
10 316 (2.82%) T-SQL
11 201 (1.79%) Ruby
12 194 (1.73%) Perl
13 173 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 169 (1.51%) VBScript
15 122 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 122 (1.09%) TypeScript
16 121 (1.08%) PHP
17 107 (0.95%) VB
18 104 (0.93%) VB.NET
19 103 (0.92%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,094 (9.75%) Degree
2 970 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 593 (5.29%) Security Cleared
4 514 (4.58%) MCSE
5 413 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
6 391 (3.48%) MCSA
7 366 (3.26%) SC Cleared
8 335 (2.99%) CCNA
9 297 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 252 (2.25%) MCP
11 201 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 180 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 171 (1.52%) CISSP
14 153 (1.36%) DV Cleared
15 149 (1.33%) CCNP
16 100 (0.89%) MCITP
17 90 (0.80%) A+ Certification
18 77 (0.69%) CISM
19 61 (0.54%) DBS Check
20 51 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 836 (7.45%) SLA
2 271 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 265 (2.36%) QA
4 234 (2.09%) GDPR
5 100 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 67 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 43 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 28 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 23 (0.20%) NIST
11 22 (0.20%) BS25999
12 18 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 18 (0.16%) DICOM
13 17 (0.15%) COBIT
14 12 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 11 (0.098%) HL7
16 10 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 9 (0.080%) NCSC
18 8 (0.071%) PMO
19 5 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 4,761 (42.43%) Active Directory
2 2,003 (17.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,302 (11.60%) Hyper-V
4 556 (4.96%) Docker
5 517 (4.61%) XenApp
6 454 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
7 403 (3.59%) vSphere
8 358 (3.19%) XenDesktop
9 207 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
10 152 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
11 115 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
12 93 (0.83%) Firmware
13 79 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
14 68 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 66 (0.59%) BitLocker
16 60 (0.53%) VirtualBox
17 57 (0.51%) NFS
18 51 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
19 50 (0.45%) Terminal Server
20 47 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,422 (12.67%) SCCM
2 527 (4.70%) Ansible
3 477 (4.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 420 (3.74%) Kubernetes
5 388 (3.46%) Terraform
6 360 (3.21%) Puppet
7 322 (2.87%) SCOM
8 255 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
9 241 (2.15%) WSUS
10 150 (1.34%) Nagios
11 141 (1.26%) vCenter Server
12 114 (1.02%) Backup Exec
13 83 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
14 79 (0.70%) SCVMM
15 77 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
16 71 (0.63%) Grafana
17 67 (0.60%) NetBackup
18 55 (0.49%) ZABBIX
19 54 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
20 51 (0.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4,973 (44.32%) Microsoft
2 3,112 (27.74%) VMware
3 1,323 (11.79%) Citrix
4 1,289 (11.49%) Cisco
5 613 (5.46%) Oracle
6 591 (5.27%) HP
7 379 (3.38%) Dell
8 331 (2.95%) Apple
9 330 (2.94%) Veeam
10 310 (2.76%) Red Hat
11 288 (2.57%) Google
12 229 (2.04%) NetApp
13 222 (1.98%) IBM
14 208 (1.85%) ServiceNow
15 196 (1.75%) EMC
16 169 (1.51%) Meraki
17 161 (1.43%) Splunk
18 152 (1.35%) McAfee
19 151 (1.35%) Juniper
20 139 (1.24%) Sophos