Period
to 28 February 2021

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 28 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7,674 16,581 20,176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.38% 13.49% 13.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.28% 61.32% 57.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7,544 14,315 17,338
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,743 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.21% +1.33% -

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 14,678 27,042 34,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.84% 21.99% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11,949 21,974 28,476
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 28 February 2021.

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 28 February 2021. 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 -5 6,907 £45,000 +9.76% 1,499
UK excluding London -3 5,154 £41,500 +9.21% 1,238
London -14 2,188 £55,000 +10.00% 371
South East -4 1,399 £42,500 +8.97% 331
Work from Home -2 1,296 £47,500 -17.39% 254
North of England -2 1,229 £42,000 +12.00% 294
Midlands -3 861 £40,000 +1.18% 213
South West -7 755 £38,946 +11.27% 178
North West -5 578 £42,500 +13.33% 163
West Midlands -4 545 £40,000 -5.88% 129
Yorkshire -1 524 £37,500 -6.25% 106
East of England -3 402 £40,000 - 108
East Midlands -4 313 £40,000 +14.29% 84
Scotland -4 307 £45,000 +16.88% 71
Wales +1 178 £42,500 +10.39% 31
North East -2 127 £45,000 +32.35% 25
Northern Ireland +16 43 £40,000 +18.52% 14
Channel Islands -3 1 £36,000 +44.00% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 February 2021, 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 3,563 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 3,239 (42.21%) Active Directory
3 3,090 (40.27%) Windows Server
4 3,041 (39.63%) Azure
5 2,710 (35.31%) Microsoft 365
6 2,378 (30.99%) VMware
7 2,066 (26.92%) Linux
8 1,553 (20.24%) SQL
9 1,485 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1,469 (19.14%) Windows 10
11 1,405 (18.31%) PowerShell
12 1,322 (17.23%) DevOps
13 1,271 (16.56%) Firewall
14 1,192 (15.53%) AWS
15 1,186 (15.45%) SQL Server
16 1,125 (14.66%) ITIL
17 1,079 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
18 1,075 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 1,031 (13.43%) DNS
20 965 (12.57%) Finance
21 919 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
22 905 (11.79%) Cisco
23 883 (11.51%) Hyper-V
24 838 (10.92%) Citrix
25 829 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
26 826 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
27 772 (10.06%) C#
28 764 (9.96%) DHCP
29 737 (9.60%) SCCM
30 723 (9.42%) Python

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
1 698 (9.10%) MS Exchange
2 627 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 424 (5.53%) IIS
4 197 (2.57%) Confluence
5 166 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 130 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 109 (1.42%) Apache
8 92 (1.20%) Skype for Business
9 63 (0.82%) CMS
10 56 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 56 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 52 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 40 (0.52%) nginx
13 35 (0.46%) WordPress
14 34 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
14 34 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 32 (0.42%) Umbraco
16 27 (0.35%) WebLogic
17 26 (0.34%) EPiServer
18 25 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 826 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
2 141 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 22 (0.29%) Revit
8 9 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.10%) InVision
10 7 (0.091%) Sketch
11 5 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.052%) Zeplin
13 3 (0.039%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.013%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.013%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.013%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.013%) InDesign
14 1 (0.013%) MODO
14 1 (0.013%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 18 (0.23%) Sentinel
5 15 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.18%) nopCommerce
6 14 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 13 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 13 (0.17%) Workfront
8 10 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.12%) Eikon
10 8 (0.10%) SAP Business One
11 7 (0.091%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.091%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.065%) Endur
13 4 (0.052%) Bond Adapt
13 4 (0.052%) Carpe Diem
13 4 (0.052%) iTrent
13 4 (0.052%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 3,041 (39.63%) Azure
2 2,710 (35.31%) Microsoft 365
3 1,192 (15.53%) AWS
4 577 (7.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 391 (5.10%) IaaS
6 365 (4.76%) SaaS
7 307 (4.00%) PaaS
8 205 (2.67%) GCP
9 157 (2.05%) OneDrive
10 131 (1.71%) Power Platform
11 130 (1.69%) GitHub
12 105 (1.37%) Mimecast
13 91 (1.19%) Serverless
14 82 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
15 76 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 66 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
17 58 (0.76%) G Suite
18 48 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
19 43 (0.56%) Amazon S3
20 42 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,271 (16.56%) Firewall
2 1,031 (13.43%) DNS
3 764 (9.96%) DHCP
4 657 (8.56%) TCP/IP
5 616 (8.03%) WAN
6 569 (7.41%) LAN
7 525 (6.84%) VPN
8 449 (5.85%) SAN
9 314 (4.09%) VoIP
10 304 (3.96%) VLAN
11 166 (2.16%) Network Security
12 165 (2.15%) Skype
13 160 (2.08%) Wireless
14 152 (1.98%) Internet
15 151 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
16 131 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
17 101 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
17 101 (1.32%) NetScaler
18 96 (1.25%) NAS
19 93 (1.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,186 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 184 (2.40%) MySQL
3 134 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 115 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 110 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
7 89 (1.16%) Power BI
8 88 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
9 83 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 81 (1.06%) Oracle Database
11 70 (0.91%) NoSQL
12 66 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 64 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
14 59 (0.77%) Big Data
15 55 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
16 45 (0.59%) MongoDB
17 39 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
18 36 (0.47%) Cosmos DB
19 33 (0.43%) RDBMS
20 32 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 441 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 317 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 316 (4.12%) JIRA
4 174 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 162 (2.11%) TeamCity
6 122 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 105 (1.37%) Bitbucket
8 91 (1.19%) Subversion
9 90 (1.17%) GitLab
10 86 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 57 (0.74%) Selenium
12 45 (0.59%) Artifactory
13 39 (0.51%) Maven
14 34 (0.44%) Eclipse
14 34 (0.44%) MSI
15 33 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
16 32 (0.42%) NUnit
17 27 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (0.34%) Gradle
19 25 (0.33%) SonarQube
General
1 965 (12.57%) Finance
2 203 (2.65%) Law
3 189 (2.46%) Banking
4 179 (2.33%) Legal
5 170 (2.22%) Public Sector
6 157 (2.05%) Retail
7 152 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 127 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 123 (1.60%) Marketing
10 118 (1.54%) Games
11 99 (1.29%) Back Office
12 97 (1.26%) Electronics
13 61 (0.79%) Digital Economy
14 54 (0.70%) Advertising
15 49 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 46 (0.60%) Front Office
17 43 (0.56%) Aerospace
18 38 (0.50%) Automotive
19 37 (0.48%) Local Government
19 37 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,066 (13.89%) Analyst
2 871 (11.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 801 (10.44%) Support Engineer
4 642 (8.37%) Developer
5 610 (7.95%) IT Support
6 580 (7.56%) IT Engineer
7 502 (6.54%) Support Analyst
8 475 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
9 455 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
10 343 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
11 318 (4.14%) Administrator
12 308 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 283 (3.69%) IT Analyst
14 272 (3.54%) Architect
15 258 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
16 248 (3.23%) Service Analyst
17 245 (3.19%) Cloud Engineer
18 235 (3.06%) IT Support Engineer
19 232 (3.02%) Service Desk Analyst
20 231 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 662 (8.63%) .NET
2 407 (5.30%) HTML
3 368 (4.80%) CSS
4 273 (3.56%) Web Services
5 236 (3.08%) ASP.NET
6 173 (2.25%) AngularJS
7 171 (2.23%) REST
8 158 (2.06%) .NET Core
8 158 (2.06%) React
9 153 (1.99%) HTML5
10 151 (1.97%) .NET Framework
11 138 (1.80%) JSON
12 130 (1.69%) Node.js
13 129 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 113 (1.47%) jQuery
15 106 (1.38%) XML
16 94 (1.22%) Entity Framework
17 92 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
18 83 (1.08%) WPF
19 75 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 577 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 385 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 348 (4.53%) Management Information System
4 257 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 219 (2.85%) Public Cloud
6 210 (2.74%) User Experience
7 179 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 163 (2.12%) Clustering
9 133 (1.73%) Replication
10 128 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 99 (1.29%) PKI
12 95 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
13 93 (1.21%) Client/Server
14 83 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
15 77 (1.00%) Mobile App
16 75 (0.98%) Private Cloud
17 56 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
18 53 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
19 51 (0.66%) NHS
20 48 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3,090 (40.27%) Windows Server
2 2,066 (26.92%) Linux
3 1,469 (19.14%) Windows 10
4 829 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 723 (9.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 505 (6.58%) Windows 7
7 484 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 406 (5.29%) Windows Server 2019
9 382 (4.98%) Unix
10 211 (2.75%) Android
11 182 (2.37%) CentOS
12 177 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 138 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 138 (1.80%) Ubuntu
14 136 (1.77%) Mac OS
15 112 (1.46%) Windows 8
16 79 (1.03%) Mac OS X
17 73 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
18 52 (0.68%) Solaris
19 46 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,322 (17.23%) DevOps
2 1,125 (14.66%) ITIL
3 1,079 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
4 1,075 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 919 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
6 546 (7.11%) Migration
7 466 (6.07%) Infrastructure as Code
8 402 (5.24%) Software Engineering
9 393 (5.12%) Scrum
10 379 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
11 376 (4.90%) Service Management
12 371 (4.83%) Configuration Management
13 359 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
14 348 (4.53%) Project Management
15 335 (4.37%) Mentoring
16 330 (4.30%) Project Delivery
17 322 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
18 308 (4.01%) Test Automation
19 306 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
20 300 (3.91%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,553 (20.24%) SQL
2 1,405 (18.31%) PowerShell
3 772 (10.06%) C#
4 723 (9.42%) Python
5 497 (6.48%) JavaScript
6 455 (5.93%) Java
7 358 (4.67%) Bash Shell
8 350 (4.56%) C++
9 227 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 191 (2.49%) C
11 153 (1.99%) Perl
12 103 (1.34%) PHP
13 87 (1.13%) VB
14 83 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 78 (1.02%) Ruby
16 61 (0.79%) VB.NET
17 58 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 48 (0.63%) TypeScript
19 42 (0.55%) Go
20 41 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 607 (7.91%) Degree
2 518 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 413 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 311 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 298 (3.88%) MCSE
6 294 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
7 227 (2.96%) CCNA
8 199 (2.59%) MCSA
9 124 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
10 123 (1.60%) MCP
11 121 (1.58%) CISSP
12 107 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
13 104 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 87 (1.13%) CCNP
15 70 (0.91%) MCITP
16 64 (0.83%) DV Cleared
17 53 (0.69%) CISM
18 52 (0.68%) DBS Check
19 44 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 39 (0.51%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 536 (6.98%) SLA
2 210 (2.74%) QA
3 201 (2.62%) GDPR
4 147 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 59 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 55 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 41 (0.53%) NIST
8 36 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 20 (0.26%) PMO
10 19 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 16 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 16 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.18%) WAI
13 13 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 12 (0.16%) HIPAA
15 10 (0.13%) HL7
16 8 (0.10%) COBIT
17 7 (0.091%) MISRA
18 6 (0.078%) MISRA C
18 6 (0.078%) OpenSCAP
System Software
1 3,239 (42.21%) Active Directory
2 1,485 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 883 (11.51%) Hyper-V
4 526 (6.85%) Docker
5 307 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 259 (3.38%) vSphere
7 188 (2.45%) XenApp
8 147 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 113 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
10 105 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 91 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 68 (0.89%) Firmware
13 63 (0.82%) BitLocker
14 53 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 51 (0.66%) VMware NSX
16 39 (0.51%) KVM
16 39 (0.51%) Xen
17 31 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
18 26 (0.34%) NFS
18 26 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 737 (9.60%) SCCM
2 574 (7.48%) Ansible
3 476 (6.20%) Terraform
4 425 (5.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 397 (5.17%) Kubernetes
6 322 (4.20%) Puppet
7 200 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
8 146 (1.90%) SCOM
9 100 (1.30%) WSUS
10 87 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
11 83 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
12 81 (1.06%) vCenter Server
13 74 (0.96%) Nagios
14 49 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
15 48 (0.63%) Backup Exec
15 48 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
16 44 (0.57%) ZABBIX
17 42 (0.55%) SCVMM
18 40 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
19 38 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3,563 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 2,378 (30.99%) VMware
3 905 (11.79%) Cisco
4 838 (10.92%) Citrix
5 516 (6.72%) Oracle
6 310 (4.04%) Veeam
7 291 (3.79%) HP
8 246 (3.21%) Google
9 239 (3.11%) Red Hat
10 206 (2.68%) Dell
11 197 (2.57%) Apple
12 151 (1.97%) Sophos
13 149 (1.94%) SolarWinds
14 146 (1.90%) NetApp
15 145 (1.89%) EMC
16 141 (1.84%) EnterpriseDB
17 132 (1.72%) Meraki
18 122 (1.59%) IBM
19 116 (1.51%) ServiceNow
20 113 (1.47%) SAP