Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17,193 20,471 23,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 13.48% 13.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.08% 58.02% 56.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14,041 16,733 19,984
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 28,147 35,282 42,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.38% 23.24% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22,562 28,276 34,545
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +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 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK

Windows
Top 17 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 January 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 -1 15,961 £40,000 -5.88% 3,605
UK excluding London +2 10,556 £37,500 - 2,981
London 0 6,142 £47,500 -5.00% 838
South East +1 3,680 £37,500 -6.25% 813
North of England +1 2,144 £37,000 -1.33% 737
Midlands 0 1,654 £37,500 -2.60% 464
South West +4 1,396 £35,000 -6.67% 399
North West 0 1,154 £37,500 -1.96% 415
West Midlands -1 1,064 £37,500 -2.60% 252
East of England 0 904 £40,000 +5.26% 353
Yorkshire -2 837 £37,500 +2.74% 247
East Midlands +4 590 £35,000 -9.09% 212
Scotland +4 455 £37,500 -6.25% 121
Wales +1 291 £38,500 +6.94% 78
North East -4 153 £32,500 -7.14% 75
Northern Ireland +5 39 £34,250 -11.04% 12
Channel Islands 0 6 £25,000 -25.37% 4

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7,760 (45.13%) Microsoft
2 7,464 (43.41%) Active Directory
3 6,144 (35.74%) Windows Server
4 5,722 (33.28%) Office 365
5 4,633 (26.95%) VMware
6 4,583 (26.66%) Azure
7 4,311 (25.07%) Linux
8 4,023 (23.40%) Windows 10
9 3,190 (18.55%) ITIL
10 2,960 (17.22%) SQL
11 2,934 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2,820 (16.40%) SQL Server
13 2,606 (15.16%) PowerShell
14 2,551 (14.84%) Finance
15 2,539 (14.77%) Microsoft Office
16 2,504 (14.56%) Firewall
17 2,377 (13.83%) AWS
18 2,373 (13.80%) DNS
19 2,294 (13.34%) Agile Software Development
20 2,288 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
21 2,239 (13.02%) Windows 7
22 2,170 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
23 2,122 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 2,121 (12.34%) SCCM
25 2,103 (12.23%) Citrix
26 2,012 (11.70%) MS Exchange
27 1,993 (11.59%) Cisco
28 1,975 (11.49%) C#
29 1,892 (11.00%) DHCP
30 1,852 (10.77%) 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 2,012 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 1,158 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 897 (5.22%) IIS
4 605 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 512 (2.98%) Skype for Business
6 502 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 242 (1.41%) Confluence
8 229 (1.33%) Apache
9 168 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 129 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 127 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 123 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
13 78 (0.45%) CMS
13 78 (0.45%) nginx
14 74 (0.43%) JBoss
15 54 (0.31%) OpenStack
16 49 (0.28%) IBM Notes
17 46 (0.27%) WebLogic
18 44 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
19 42 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2,539 (14.77%) Microsoft Office
2 418 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 226 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 141 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 45 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 27 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 25 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 20 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.064%) Simulink
12 6 (0.035%) InVision
12 6 (0.035%) NUKE
12 6 (0.035%) Steinberg Cubase
13 5 (0.029%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.029%) Maya
13 5 (0.029%) UXPin
13 5 (0.029%) Zeplin
14 4 (0.023%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 91 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 30 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 21 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 18 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.093%) assyst
8 15 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
9 13 (0.076%) Salerio
9 13 (0.076%) SAP ERP
10 11 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.064%) Sage 200
11 10 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.052%) Eikon
12 9 (0.052%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 8 (0.047%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.047%) thinkFolio
14 7 (0.041%) Markit EDM
14 7 (0.041%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5,722 (33.28%) Office 365
2 4,583 (26.66%) Azure
3 2,377 (13.83%) AWS
4 690 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 500 (2.91%) SaaS
6 494 (2.87%) IaaS
7 345 (2.01%) GCP
8 314 (1.83%) PaaS
9 279 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
10 254 (1.48%) OneDrive
11 175 (1.02%) Power Platform
12 165 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
13 157 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
14 150 (0.87%) Serverless
15 146 (0.85%) GitHub
16 130 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 125 (0.73%) G Suite
18 123 (0.72%) Mimecast
19 109 (0.63%) Amazon S3
20 92 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,504 (14.56%) Firewall
2 2,373 (13.80%) DNS
3 1,892 (11.00%) DHCP
4 1,852 (10.77%) TCP/IP
5 1,412 (8.21%) LAN
6 1,400 (8.14%) WAN
7 945 (5.50%) VPN
8 910 (5.29%) SAN
9 718 (4.18%) VoIP
10 611 (3.55%) Skype
11 598 (3.48%) Wireless
12 569 (3.31%) Internet
13 566 (3.29%) VLAN
14 345 (2.01%) Network Security
15 336 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
16 294 (1.71%) NAS
17 291 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
18 223 (1.30%) NetScaler
19 212 (1.23%) HTTP
20 158 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,820 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 410 (2.38%) MySQL
3 286 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 235 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 217 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 203 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 197 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
8 188 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 186 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 185 (1.08%) NoSQL
11 182 (1.06%) Big Data
11 182 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
12 156 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
13 143 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
13 143 (0.83%) Power BI
14 131 (0.76%) MongoDB
15 96 (0.56%) RDBMS
16 80 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
16 80 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
17 69 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 856 (4.98%) Git (software)
2 615 (3.58%) Jenkins
3 581 (3.38%) JIRA
4 444 (2.58%) Visual Studio
5 324 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 234 (1.36%) Subversion
7 230 (1.34%) TeamCity
8 210 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 132 (0.77%) Selenium
10 116 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 112 (0.65%) Bitbucket
12 107 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 107 (0.62%) Maven
13 100 (0.58%) MSI
14 80 (0.47%) NUnit
15 71 (0.41%) GitLab
16 69 (0.40%) JUnit
17 65 (0.38%) Cucumber
18 62 (0.36%) JMeter
19 54 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,551 (14.84%) Finance
2 610 (3.55%) Retail
3 493 (2.87%) Banking
3 493 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 450 (2.62%) Public Sector
5 435 (2.53%) Law
6 423 (2.46%) Legal
7 274 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 231 (1.34%) Marketing
9 200 (1.16%) Advertising
10 179 (1.04%) Games
11 153 (0.89%) Aerospace
12 146 (0.85%) Electronics
13 114 (0.66%) Back Office
14 109 (0.63%) Automotive
15 100 (0.58%) Military
16 90 (0.52%) Front Office
17 80 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 69 (0.40%) French Language
19 55 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,808 (16.33%) Analyst
2 2,219 (12.91%) Support Engineer
3 1,879 (10.93%) IT Support
4 1,667 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,409 (8.20%) Support Analyst
6 1,399 (8.14%) Developer
7 1,281 (7.45%) IT Engineer
8 961 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 834 (4.85%) Consultant
10 799 (4.65%) IT Analyst
11 785 (4.57%) Software Engineer
12 772 (4.49%) IT Support Engineer
13 750 (4.36%) Service Analyst
14 728 (4.23%) Administrator
15 679 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
16 674 (3.92%) Desktop Support
16 674 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
17 621 (3.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 598 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 589 (3.43%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,706 (9.92%) .NET
2 686 (3.99%) HTML
3 647 (3.76%) Web Services
4 627 (3.65%) ASP.NET
5 542 (3.15%) CSS
6 474 (2.76%) .NET Framework
7 440 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 400 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 399 (2.32%) XML
10 358 (2.08%) WPF
11 315 (1.83%) REST
12 306 (1.78%) Node.js
13 298 (1.73%) jQuery
14 293 (1.70%) WCF
15 290 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 285 (1.66%) .NET Core
17 268 (1.56%) WinForms
18 235 (1.37%) JSON
19 233 (1.36%) HTML5
20 232 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,183 (6.88%) Data Centre
2 1,005 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 921 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 696 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
5 431 (2.51%) Driving Licence
6 377 (2.19%) Clustering
7 361 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
8 338 (1.97%) Public Cloud
9 328 (1.91%) User Experience
10 309 (1.80%) Replication
11 273 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
12 225 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 215 (1.25%) iPhone
14 189 (1.10%) Smartphone
15 187 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
16 184 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
17 174 (1.01%) Blackberry
18 169 (0.98%) Client/Server
19 158 (0.92%) Algorithms
20 155 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6,144 (35.74%) Windows Server
2 4,311 (25.07%) Linux
3 4,023 (23.40%) Windows 10
4 2,239 (13.02%) Windows 7
5 2,170 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,495 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,073 (6.24%) Unix
8 676 (3.93%) Android
9 619 (3.60%) Apple iOS
10 604 (3.51%) Windows 8
11 413 (2.40%) Mac OS
12 372 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 306 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 264 (1.54%) Mac OS X
15 263 (1.53%) CentOS
16 198 (1.15%) Ubuntu
17 190 (1.11%) Windows XP
18 120 (0.70%) Solaris
19 84 (0.49%) Debian
20 80 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,190 (18.55%) ITIL
2 2,294 (13.34%) Agile Software Development
3 2,288 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
4 2,122 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,731 (10.07%) DevOps
6 1,143 (6.65%) Software Engineering
7 934 (5.43%) Migration
8 870 (5.06%) Mentoring
9 754 (4.39%) Computer Science
10 746 (4.34%) Project Management
11 728 (4.23%) Service Management
12 719 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
13 707 (4.11%) Configuration Management
14 693 (4.03%) Service Delivery
15 669 (3.89%) Information Security
16 647 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
17 633 (3.68%) Change Management
18 622 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
19 599 (3.48%) Scrum
20 569 (3.31%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,960 (17.22%) SQL
2 2,606 (15.16%) PowerShell
3 1,975 (11.49%) C#
4 1,524 (8.86%) Python
5 996 (5.79%) JavaScript
6 991 (5.76%) Java
7 856 (4.98%) C++
8 735 (4.27%) Bash Shell
9 571 (3.32%) C
10 440 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 329 (1.91%) Ruby
12 282 (1.64%) Perl
13 272 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 215 (1.25%) PHP
15 205 (1.19%) VB
16 200 (1.16%) VBScript
17 163 (0.95%) VB.NET
18 139 (0.81%) Go
19 134 (0.78%) PL/SQL
20 118 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,717 (9.99%) Degree
2 1,589 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 871 (5.07%) MCSE
4 778 (4.53%) Security Cleared
5 685 (3.98%) MCSA
6 667 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
7 542 (3.15%) CCNA
8 440 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 420 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 396 (2.30%) MCP
11 300 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 259 (1.51%) CCNP
13 245 (1.42%) DV Cleared
14 207 (1.20%) CISSP
15 206 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
16 160 (0.93%) A+ Certification
17 148 (0.86%) DBS Check
18 132 (0.77%) MCITP
19 116 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
20 89 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,406 (8.18%) SLA
2 472 (2.75%) QA
3 339 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 163 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 154 (0.90%) GDPR
6 101 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 48 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 44 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 41 (0.24%) NIST
10 37 (0.22%) COBIT
11 34 (0.20%) DICOM
12 23 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 22 (0.13%) PMO
14 18 (0.10%) NCSC
15 16 (0.093%) Data Quality
15 16 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.087%) HL7
17 12 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 15288
18 10 (0.058%) IFRS
System Software
1 7,464 (43.41%) Active Directory
2 2,934 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,850 (10.76%) Hyper-V
4 827 (4.81%) Docker
5 751 (4.37%) XenApp
6 633 (3.68%) vSphere
7 568 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
8 488 (2.84%) XenDesktop
9 332 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
10 227 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 159 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
12 153 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
13 138 (0.80%) Firmware
14 122 (0.71%) Terminal Services
15 86 (0.50%) VirtualBox
16 83 (0.48%) BitLocker
16 83 (0.48%) VMware NSX
17 77 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 67 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 56 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2,121 (12.34%) SCCM
2 833 (4.84%) Ansible
3 635 (3.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 622 (3.62%) Puppet
5 602 (3.50%) Terraform
6 592 (3.44%) Kubernetes
7 435 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
8 426 (2.48%) SCOM
9 389 (2.26%) WSUS
10 237 (1.38%) Nagios
11 205 (1.19%) vCenter Server
12 145 (0.84%) Backup Exec
13 109 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
14 107 (0.62%) ZABBIX
15 94 (0.55%) NetBackup
15 94 (0.55%) SCVMM
16 93 (0.54%) Grafana
17 92 (0.54%) AirWatch
18 90 (0.52%) Packer
19 89 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7,760 (45.13%) Microsoft
2 4,633 (26.95%) VMware
3 2,103 (12.23%) Citrix
4 1,993 (11.59%) Cisco
5 880 (5.12%) Oracle
6 798 (4.64%) HP
7 640 (3.72%) Apple
8 508 (2.95%) Veeam
9 475 (2.76%) Dell
10 443 (2.58%) Red Hat
11 426 (2.48%) ServiceNow
12 374 (2.18%) NetApp
13 361 (2.10%) Google
14 311 (1.81%) EMC
15 306 (1.78%) IBM
16 301 (1.75%) Splunk
17 247 (1.44%) SAP
18 241 (1.40%) Symantec
19 231 (1.34%) SolarWinds
20 228 (1.33%) McAfee