Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 5,750 18,565 21,948
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.51% 13.54% 13.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.79% 59.02% 58.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5,450 15,814 18,509
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +4.17%

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 10,690 31,455 37,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.39% 22.95% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8,849 24,989 30,466
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% - +2.50%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 5,334 £45,000 +12.50% 1,282
UK excluding London -3 3,698 £42,000 +12.00% 1,080
London -9 1,888 £56,000 +12.00% 291
South East -2 1,129 £44,000 +17.33% 245
North of England -2 903 £41,500 +12.16% 275
Work from Home 0 650 £47,500 -20.83% 173
Midlands -1 573 £42,500 +13.33% 223
South West -4 513 £38,500 +10.00% 153
North West -5 475 £45,000 +21.62% 162
West Midlands -2 384 £45,000 +20.00% 148
Yorkshire -2 339 £37,500 - 94
East of England -2 305 £42,500 +10.39% 92
East Midlands -4 187 £40,750 +13.19% 73
Scotland +1 160 £47,500 +18.75% 55
Wales +2 115 £37,500 +1.35% 30
North East -1 89 £40,000 +14.29% 19
Northern Ireland -6 22 £43,500 +61.11% 9
Isle of Man +2 6 £52,500 +16.67%
Channel Islands +5 3 £55,000 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 2,686 (46.71%) Microsoft
2 2,418 (42.05%) Active Directory
3 2,239 (38.94%) Windows Server
4 2,153 (37.44%) Azure
5 1,890 (32.87%) Office 365
6 1,797 (31.25%) VMware
7 1,532 (26.64%) Linux
8 1,135 (19.74%) SQL
9 1,098 (19.10%) PowerShell
10 1,083 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,078 (18.75%) Windows 10
12 938 (16.31%) AWS
13 922 (16.03%) SQL Server
14 884 (15.37%) DevOps
15 863 (15.01%) Finance
16 851 (14.80%) ITIL
17 839 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 811 (14.10%) Firewall
19 777 (13.51%) DNS
20 774 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
21 719 (12.50%) Cisco
22 656 (11.41%) Citrix
23 649 (11.29%) Hyper-V
24 646 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
25 622 (10.82%) Microsoft Office
26 616 (10.71%) C#
27 613 (10.66%) SCCM
28 594 (10.33%) Python
29 590 (10.26%) .NET
30 579 (10.07%) DHCP

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
1 499 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 487 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 289 (5.03%) IIS
4 129 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 115 (2.00%) Skype for Business
6 109 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 99 (1.72%) Confluence
8 64 (1.11%) Apache
9 51 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
10 46 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 35 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 29 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 28 (0.49%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.47%) CMS
15 20 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 18 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
17 16 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
18 14 (0.24%) EPiServer
19 13 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 622 (10.82%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.10%) InVision
7 5 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.070%) Sketch
9 3 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.035%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.035%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.035%) Revit
10 2 (0.035%) UXPin
10 2 (0.035%) Windchill
10 2 (0.035%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.017%) InDesign
11 1 (0.017%) MODO
11 1 (0.017%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 46 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 18 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
5 10 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.16%) iTrent
6 9 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
7 7 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
9 5 (0.087%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.087%) Maximo
9 5 (0.087%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.070%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.052%) Aareon QL
11 3 (0.052%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.052%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.052%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,153 (37.44%) Azure
2 1,890 (32.87%) Office 365
3 938 (16.31%) AWS
4 376 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 297 (5.17%) IaaS
6 225 (3.91%) SaaS
7 215 (3.74%) PaaS
8 156 (2.71%) GCP
9 130 (2.26%) OneDrive
10 85 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 81 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 71 (1.23%) Power Platform
13 67 (1.17%) Serverless
14 62 (1.08%) Mimecast
15 52 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
16 47 (0.82%) GitHub
17 45 (0.78%) Amazon S3
17 45 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
18 44 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
19 39 (0.68%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 811 (14.10%) Firewall
2 777 (13.51%) DNS
3 579 (10.07%) DHCP
4 503 (8.75%) TCP/IP
5 460 (8.00%) WAN
6 437 (7.60%) LAN
7 383 (6.66%) SAN
8 334 (5.81%) VPN
9 215 (3.74%) VoIP
10 173 (3.01%) Skype
11 169 (2.94%) Wireless
12 167 (2.90%) Network Security
13 153 (2.66%) VLAN
14 150 (2.61%) Internet
15 128 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
16 106 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
17 97 (1.69%) NetScaler
18 75 (1.30%) SSL
19 70 (1.22%) iSCSI
19 70 (1.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 922 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 147 (2.56%) MySQL
3 97 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 94 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 87 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 82 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 78 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 74 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
8 74 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
9 73 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 60 (1.04%) Big Data
11 56 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 48 (0.83%) Power BI
13 46 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
14 44 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
15 43 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
16 42 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
17 33 (0.57%) Hadoop
17 33 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
18 32 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 307 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 214 (3.72%) Jenkins
3 180 (3.13%) JIRA
4 130 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 106 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 92 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 77 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 65 (1.13%) Subversion
9 62 (1.08%) Selenium
10 50 (0.87%) Bitbucket
11 47 (0.82%) GitLab
12 42 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
13 32 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
14 24 (0.42%) JUnit
15 23 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 22 (0.38%) NUnit
16 22 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
16 22 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 21 (0.37%) Maven
18 20 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 863 (15.01%) Finance
2 179 (3.11%) Law
3 170 (2.96%) Banking
4 146 (2.54%) Legal
5 125 (2.17%) Public Sector
6 106 (1.84%) Retail
7 102 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 84 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 69 (1.20%) Games
10 62 (1.08%) Marketing
11 57 (0.99%) Advertising
12 55 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 53 (0.92%) Electronics
14 49 (0.85%) Back Office
15 38 (0.66%) Local Government
16 36 (0.63%) Investment Banking
17 35 (0.61%) Front Office
18 34 (0.59%) Military
19 20 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
20 18 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 743 (12.92%) Analyst
2 679 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 609 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 477 (8.30%) Developer
5 422 (7.34%) IT Support
6 394 (6.85%) IT Engineer
7 311 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 302 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 255 (4.43%) Azure Engineer
10 246 (4.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 232 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
12 228 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
13 220 (3.83%) Architect
14 219 (3.81%) Administrator
15 197 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
16 194 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
17 186 (3.23%) IT Analyst
18 185 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
19 176 (3.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 169 (2.94%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 590 (10.26%) .NET
2 230 (4.00%) HTML
3 208 (3.62%) CSS
4 185 (3.22%) ASP.NET
5 182 (3.17%) Web Services
6 173 (3.01%) AngularJS
7 166 (2.89%) REST
8 161 (2.80%) .NET Core
9 144 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 140 (2.43%) React
11 131 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
12 130 (2.26%) Node.js
13 113 (1.97%) JSON
13 113 (1.97%) XML
14 102 (1.77%) WPF
15 89 (1.55%) jQuery
16 86 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
17 84 (1.46%) WCF
18 80 (1.39%) HTML5
19 70 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 401 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 350 (6.09%) Data Centre
3 264 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 225 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 154 (2.68%) Public Cloud
6 110 (1.91%) Driving Licence
7 101 (1.76%) User Experience
8 93 (1.62%) PKI
9 90 (1.57%) Clustering
10 86 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
11 79 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
12 72 (1.25%) Replication
13 71 (1.23%) Algorithms
14 70 (1.22%) Private Cloud
15 64 (1.11%) Client/Server
16 63 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
16 63 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
17 60 (1.04%) Mobile App
18 50 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
19 45 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2,239 (38.94%) Windows Server
2 1,532 (26.64%) Linux
3 1,078 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 646 (11.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 557 (9.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 407 (7.08%) Windows 7
7 373 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 300 (5.22%) Unix
9 249 (4.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 134 (2.33%) Android
11 115 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 107 (1.86%) Mac OS
13 106 (1.84%) CentOS
14 101 (1.76%) Windows 8
15 95 (1.65%) Apple iOS
16 69 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 58 (1.01%) Ubuntu
18 55 (0.96%) Solaris
19 51 (0.89%) Mac OS X
20 46 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (15.37%) DevOps
2 851 (14.80%) ITIL
3 839 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 774 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
5 537 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
6 351 (6.10%) Migration
7 340 (5.91%) Software Engineering
8 290 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
9 263 (4.57%) Infrastructure as Code
10 257 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 251 (4.37%) Change Management
12 243 (4.23%) Service Management
13 242 (4.21%) Mentoring
14 239 (4.16%) Project Delivery
15 237 (4.12%) Computer Science
16 235 (4.09%) Test Automation
17 224 (3.90%) Information Security
18 222 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
19 219 (3.81%) Project Management
20 215 (3.74%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,135 (19.74%) SQL
2 1,098 (19.10%) PowerShell
3 616 (10.71%) C#
4 594 (10.33%) Python
5 378 (6.57%) JavaScript
6 314 (5.46%) C++
7 313 (5.44%) Java
8 279 (4.85%) Bash Shell
9 215 (3.74%) T-SQL
10 137 (2.38%) C
11 116 (2.02%) Perl
12 78 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 73 (1.27%) VB
14 69 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 67 (1.17%) Ruby
16 63 (1.10%) PHP
17 61 (1.06%) VB.NET
18 58 (1.01%) VBScript
19 48 (0.83%) Go
20 41 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 489 (8.50%) Degree
2 464 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 353 (6.14%) Security Cleared
4 247 (4.30%) SC Cleared
5 246 (4.28%) MCSE
6 203 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
7 199 (3.46%) MCSA
8 174 (3.03%) CCNA
9 106 (1.84%) MCP
10 100 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 99 (1.72%) DV Cleared
12 98 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 96 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
14 95 (1.65%) CISSP
15 61 (1.06%) CISM
16 60 (1.04%) CCNP
17 51 (0.89%) MCITP
18 37 (0.64%) RHCE
19 36 (0.63%) CREST Certified
20 34 (0.59%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (6.61%) SLA
2 178 (3.10%) GDPR
3 158 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 122 (2.12%) QA
5 53 (0.92%) NIST
6 36 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 30 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.26%) COBIT
10 13 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 8 (0.14%) NCSC
15 6 (0.10%) BS25999
15 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.052%) HL7
16 3 (0.052%) ISO 13485
16 3 (0.052%) PMO
17 2 (0.035%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 2,418 (42.05%) Active Directory
2 1,083 (18.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 649 (11.29%) Hyper-V
4 391 (6.80%) Docker
5 230 (4.00%) vSphere
6 179 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
7 153 (2.66%) XenApp
8 102 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
9 97 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 97 (1.69%) XenDesktop
10 76 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 57 (0.99%) Firmware
12 36 (0.63%) BitLocker
13 34 (0.59%) VMware Server
14 33 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 25 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
16 24 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 21 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
17 21 (0.37%) ISA Server
17 21 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 613 (10.66%) SCCM
2 395 (6.87%) Ansible
3 329 (5.72%) Terraform
4 312 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 307 (5.34%) Kubernetes
6 232 (4.03%) Puppet
7 153 (2.66%) WSUS
8 142 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
9 130 (2.26%) SCOM
10 58 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
11 56 (0.97%) Nagios
12 55 (0.96%) vCenter Server
13 48 (0.83%) Backup Exec
14 42 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
14 42 (0.73%) SCVMM
15 38 (0.66%) NetBackup
16 30 (0.52%) SCOrch
17 27 (0.47%) Prometheus
18 21 (0.37%) FortiGate
18 21 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2,686 (46.71%) Microsoft
2 1,797 (31.25%) VMware
3 719 (12.50%) Cisco
4 656 (11.41%) Citrix
5 360 (6.26%) Oracle
6 267 (4.64%) HP
7 188 (3.27%) Veeam
8 176 (3.06%) Red Hat
9 156 (2.71%) Google
10 146 (2.54%) Dell
11 127 (2.21%) Sophos
12 126 (2.19%) NetApp
13 120 (2.09%) Apple
14 99 (1.72%) SolarWinds
15 95 (1.65%) Splunk
16 90 (1.57%) Meraki
17 89 (1.55%) EMC
18 87 (1.51%) SAP
19 71 (1.23%) CheckPoint
20 67 (1.17%) Juniper