Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 24419 27998 34163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.98% 14.61% 15.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.11% 58.55% 59.54%
Number of salaries quoted 20504 24311 29419
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,356 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.14% -2.67% +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 43523 47816 57379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.92% 24.94% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 35099 40586 48338
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 22972 £40,000 - 1800
UK excluding London +1 14616 £35,356 -3.14% 1203
London -2 9363 £48,750 +2.63% 657
South East -4 4901 £37,500 -6.25% 376
North of England -1 3251 £33,500 -5.63% 299
Midlands -1 2025 £35,000 +7.69% 191
East of England +3 1944 £39,000 -2.50% 164
North West -1 1816 £35,000 -6.67% 173
South West -3 1531 £36,000 +10.77% 110
West Midlands 0 1268 £35,000 +7.69% 106
Yorkshire -3 1239 £32,500 -7.14% 93
East Midlands -2 751 £33,500 - 84
Scotland +2 673 £38,000 -1.73% 40
Wales +2 280 £32,000 -1.54% 19
North East +3 195 £32,500 -7.14% 33
Northern Ireland -12 49 £30,000 -1.64% 2
Channel Islands +7 10 £33,000 -9.59% 2
Isle of Man -9 2 £36,500 -14.12%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows.

1 10020 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 9381 (38.42%) Active Directory
3 8926 (36.55%) Windows Server
4 6815 (27.91%) VMware
5 6327 (25.91%) Linux
6 5673 (23.23%) SQL
7 5429 (22.23%) SQL Server
8 4839 (19.82%) ITIL
9 4685 (19.19%) Finance
10 4256 (17.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 4136 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4120 (16.87%) Office 365
13 3969 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 3814 (15.62%) Windows 7
15 3799 (15.56%) MS Exchange
16 3680 (15.07%) Firewall
17 3573 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
18 3546 (14.52%) Cisco
19 3474 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
20 3427 (14.03%) C#
21 3239 (13.26%) .NET
22 3229 (13.22%) Citrix
23 3153 (12.91%) PowerShell
24 3056 (12.51%) Degree
25 2993 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
26 2914 (11.93%) DNS
27 2714 (11.11%) Hyper-V
28 2704 (11.07%) Windows 10
29 2623 (10.74%) TCP/IP
30 2546 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification

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 3799 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 1840 (7.54%) IIS
3 1731 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1465 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 1038 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 927 (3.80%) Skype for Business
7 699 (2.86%) Apache
8 552 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 418 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 310 (1.27%) JBoss
11 271 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
12 261 (1.07%) Confluence
13 235 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 230 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
15 226 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 217 (0.89%) WebLogic
17 212 (0.87%) CMS
18 175 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
19 148 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
20 145 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3573 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
2 571 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 242 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 151 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 87 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 56 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 18 (0.074%) AutoCAD
10 17 (0.070%) Acrobat
11 15 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
12 14 (0.057%) InDesign
12 14 (0.057%) SOLIDWORKS
13 11 (0.045%) Simulink
14 9 (0.037%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.037%) Maya
15 7 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
16 6 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
16 6 (0.025%) EngageOne
16 6 (0.025%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 238 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (0.34%) ION MarketView
3 68 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 64 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 54 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 30 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 26 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 23 (0.094%) assyst
8 23 (0.094%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 22 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
10 21 (0.086%) MetaTrader
11 19 (0.078%) Visualfiles
12 17 (0.070%) SAP BPC
13 16 (0.066%) Exstream
14 15 (0.061%) Markit EDM
14 15 (0.061%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 15 (0.061%) SAP ERP
15 14 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
15 14 (0.057%) ResourceLink
15 14 (0.057%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4120 (16.87%) Office 365
2 2993 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2088 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
4 624 (2.56%) IaaS
5 568 (2.33%) SaaS
6 371 (1.52%) PaaS
7 272 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 236 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 190 (0.78%) Mimecast
10 160 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 139 (0.57%) G Suite
12 135 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
13 121 (0.50%) GitHub
14 108 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
15 106 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 101 (0.41%) OneDrive
17 79 (0.32%) Amazon S3
18 78 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 55 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
20 33 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3680 (15.07%) Firewall
2 2914 (11.93%) DNS
3 2623 (10.74%) TCP/IP
4 2208 (9.04%) DHCP
5 2183 (8.94%) SAN
6 1948 (7.98%) WAN
7 1933 (7.92%) LAN
8 1618 (6.63%) VPN
9 932 (3.82%) VoIP
10 860 (3.52%) Internet
11 811 (3.32%) Skype
12 725 (2.97%) VLAN
13 659 (2.70%) Wireless
14 598 (2.45%) Network Security
15 467 (1.91%) NAS
16 392 (1.61%) SSL
17 373 (1.53%) MPLS
18 372 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
19 367 (1.50%) HTTP
20 341 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5429 (22.23%) SQL Server
2 921 (3.77%) MySQL
3 765 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 637 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 520 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 489 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 455 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 431 (1.77%) NoSQL
9 417 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 363 (1.49%) MongoDB
11 350 (1.43%) Oracle Database
12 298 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 275 (1.13%) Big Data
14 271 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
15 241 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
16 239 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 236 (0.97%) RDBMS
18 220 (0.90%) Hadoop
19 173 (0.71%) Redis
20 158 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1075 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 861 (3.53%) Visual Studio
3 847 (3.47%) JIRA
4 746 (3.05%) Jenkins
5 604 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 499 (2.04%) Subversion
7 480 (1.97%) TeamCity
8 412 (1.69%) NUnit
9 389 (1.59%) Selenium
10 341 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 270 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
12 231 (0.95%) Moq
13 218 (0.89%) Maven
14 216 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 208 (0.85%) MSTest
16 193 (0.79%) JUnit
17 154 (0.63%) Hudson
18 141 (0.58%) MSI
19 140 (0.57%) Cucumber
20 133 (0.54%) Eclipse
General
1 4685 (19.19%) Finance
2 1601 (6.56%) Banking
3 1119 (4.58%) Retail
4 952 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 767 (3.14%) Investment Banking
6 633 (2.59%) Legal
7 566 (2.32%) Marketing
8 559 (2.29%) Law
9 541 (2.22%) Retail Banking
10 524 (2.15%) Manufacturing
11 334 (1.37%) Back Office
12 330 (1.35%) Games
13 321 (1.31%) Electronics
14 295 (1.21%) Advertising
15 259 (1.06%) Front Office
16 178 (0.73%) Financial Institution
17 173 (0.71%) Publishing
18 129 (0.53%) Automotive
19 108 (0.44%) Military
20 86 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4364 (17.87%) Analyst
2 3168 (12.97%) Developer
3 2891 (11.84%) Support Engineer
4 2285 (9.36%) Support Analyst
5 2145 (8.78%) IT Support
6 2110 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1362 (5.58%) IT Engineer
8 1328 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 1187 (4.86%) Administrator
10 1150 (4.71%) .NET Developer
11 1134 (4.64%) Desktop Support
12 1095 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
13 1028 (4.21%) C# Developer
14 995 (4.07%) Software Engineer
15 972 (3.98%) IT Analyst
16 961 (3.94%) Applications Support
17 927 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 914 (3.74%) Service Analyst
19 851 (3.48%) IT Support Engineer
20 840 (3.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3239 (13.26%) .NET
2 1526 (6.25%) HTML
3 1505 (6.16%) ASP.NET
4 1284 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1123 (4.60%) CSS
6 922 (3.78%) XML
7 749 (3.07%) WPF
8 711 (2.91%) jQuery
9 697 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 675 (2.76%) .NET Framework
11 651 (2.67%) WinForms
12 635 (2.60%) AngularJS
13 596 (2.44%) WCF
14 491 (2.01%) SOAP
15 489 (2.00%) HTML5
16 407 (1.67%) JSON
17 354 (1.45%) REST
18 328 (1.34%) Ajax
19 324 (1.33%) Entity Framework
20 320 (1.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1686 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 1676 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1392 (5.70%) Data Centre
4 854 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 642 (2.63%) Clustering
6 618 (2.53%) User Experience
7 588 (2.41%) Driving Licence
8 531 (2.17%) Blackberry
9 412 (1.69%) Client/Server
10 386 (1.58%) Replication
11 371 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 339 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
13 335 (1.37%) Algorithms
14 328 (1.34%) Mobile App
15 325 (1.33%) Hedge funds
16 316 (1.29%) iPad
17 314 (1.29%) Fintech
18 239 (0.98%) iPhone
19 233 (0.95%) Public Cloud
20 232 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8926 (36.55%) Windows Server
2 6327 (25.91%) Linux
3 4256 (17.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3969 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 3814 (15.62%) Windows 7
6 2704 (11.07%) Windows 10
7 2439 (9.99%) Unix
8 1255 (5.14%) Windows 8
9 1117 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 1109 (4.54%) Android
11 903 (3.70%) Apple iOS
12 677 (2.77%) Mac OS X
13 631 (2.58%) Windows XP
14 604 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 440 (1.80%) CentOS
16 417 (1.71%) Solaris
17 361 (1.48%) Mac OS
18 246 (1.01%) Ubuntu
19 179 (0.73%) AIX
20 168 (0.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4839 (19.82%) ITIL
2 3474 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
3 1829 (7.49%) DevOps
4 1688 (6.91%) Software Engineering
5 1233 (5.05%) Scrum
6 1226 (5.02%) MVC
7 1205 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
8 1160 (4.75%) Project Management
9 1066 (4.37%) TDD
10 1015 (4.16%) Service Delivery
11 1008 (4.13%) Service Management
12 946 (3.87%) Mentoring
13 936 (3.83%) Change Management
14 926 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
15 913 (3.74%) Migration
16 884 (3.62%) OO
17 873 (3.58%) Test Automation
18 866 (3.55%) Asset Management
19 838 (3.43%) Configuration Management
20 829 (3.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5673 (23.23%) SQL
2 3427 (14.03%) C#
3 3153 (12.91%) PowerShell
4 2313 (9.47%) Java
5 1958 (8.02%) JavaScript
6 1874 (7.67%) Python
7 1696 (6.95%) C++
8 969 (3.97%) C
9 878 (3.60%) T-SQL
10 851 (3.48%) Bash Shell
11 701 (2.87%) Perl
12 590 (2.42%) PHP
13 527 (2.16%) Shell Script
14 494 (2.02%) Ruby
15 474 (1.94%) VB
16 397 (1.63%) VB.NET
17 285 (1.17%) VBScript
18 171 (0.70%) PL/SQL
19 163 (0.67%) VBA
20 140 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3056 (12.51%) Degree
2 2546 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1593 (6.52%) MCSE
4 1414 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1058 (4.33%) CCNA
6 1028 (4.21%) Security Cleared
7 914 (3.74%) MCSA
8 759 (3.11%) MCP
9 741 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 626 (2.56%) SC Cleared
11 485 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 464 (1.90%) CISSP
13 450 (1.84%) CCNP
14 423 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
15 413 (1.69%) MCITP
16 362 (1.48%) DV Cleared
17 337 (1.38%) A+ Certification
18 312 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
19 248 (1.02%) CISM
20 238 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1510 (6.18%) SLA
2 743 (3.04%) QA
3 669 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 354 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 142 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 125 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 120 (0.49%) GDPR
8 73 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 71 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 71 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 69 (0.28%) PMO
11 61 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 55 (0.23%) COBIT
13 52 (0.21%) SEPA
14 47 (0.19%) NIST 800
15 43 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 27 (0.11%) GCP
17 22 (0.090%) ISO 22301
18 20 (0.082%) HIPAA
19 17 (0.070%) HL7
System Software
1 9381 (38.42%) Active Directory
2 4136 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2714 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1098 (4.50%) vSphere
5 994 (4.07%) XenApp
6 942 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
7 619 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 528 (2.16%) Docker
9 455 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 268 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 253 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 252 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
13 211 (0.86%) XenServer
14 153 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
15 143 (0.59%) Firmware
16 100 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
17 94 (0.38%) VirtualBox
18 92 (0.38%) NFS
19 91 (0.37%) Xen
20 88 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2034 (8.33%) SCCM
2 990 (4.05%) Puppet
3 828 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 762 (3.12%) SCOM
5 713 (2.92%) Ansible
6 394 (1.61%) WSUS
7 375 (1.54%) Backup Exec
8 372 (1.52%) Nagios
9 282 (1.15%) vCenter Server
10 202 (0.83%) AirWatch
11 194 (0.79%) Terraform
12 191 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
13 146 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
14 141 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
15 133 (0.54%) Kubernetes
16 121 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 119 (0.49%) ZABBIX
18 109 (0.45%) NetBackup
19 95 (0.39%) Opsview
20 94 (0.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10020 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 6815 (27.91%) VMware
3 3546 (14.52%) Cisco
4 3229 (13.22%) Citrix
5 1714 (7.02%) Oracle
6 1480 (6.06%) HP
7 759 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 736 (3.01%) NetApp
9 728 (2.98%) Apple
10 673 (2.76%) Dell
11 568 (2.33%) Veeam
12 483 (1.98%) IBM
13 458 (1.88%) Juniper
14 439 (1.80%) Symantec
15 430 (1.76%) Google
16 394 (1.61%) EMC
17 390 (1.60%) SAP
18 365 (1.49%) Splunk
19 359 (1.47%) CheckPoint
20 349 (1.43%) McAfee