Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8,476 14,765 19,642
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.27% 13.01% 13.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.37% 60.76% 57.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,064 12,166 16,137
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,750
25th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.43% - +3.75%
75th Percentile £59,775 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 16,185 24,300 34,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.61% 21.41% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,102 19,792 27,789
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,851
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -4 7,593 £45,000 +5.88% 1,571
UK excluding London -1 5,626 £40,000 +5.26% 1,280
London -12 2,439 £56,878 +13.76% 410
South East -4 1,473 £42,500 +6.25% 277
Work from Home -1 1,471 £50,000 -13.04% 260
North of England -1 1,354 £40,000 +1.27% 320
Midlands -2 964 £40,000 +6.67% 253
South West -9 819 £37,500 +7.14% 190
West Midlands -1 632 £40,000 - 161
North West -4 621 £42,500 +6.68% 179
Yorkshire 0 594 £40,000 -2.44% 105
East of England -4 445 £40,000 - 119
Scotland -5 363 £41,359 +4.71% 68
East Midlands -4 326 £37,750 +7.86% 92
Wales +2 177 £37,500 -1.32% 44
North East -7 139 £40,000 +23.08% 36
Northern Ireland +18 43 £40,000 +42.86% 12
Channel Islands -3 1 £36,000 +44.00%
Isle of Man -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 3,970 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 3,701 (43.66%) Active Directory
3 3,485 (41.12%) Windows Server
4 3,381 (39.89%) Azure
5 3,104 (36.62%) Microsoft 365
6 2,619 (30.90%) VMware
7 2,451 (28.92%) Linux
8 1,679 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,673 (19.74%) Windows 10
10 1,662 (19.61%) SQL
11 1,590 (18.76%) PowerShell
12 1,450 (17.11%) Firewall
13 1,405 (16.58%) DevOps
14 1,340 (15.81%) SQL Server
15 1,319 (15.56%) AWS
16 1,282 (15.13%) ITIL
17 1,252 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,157 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
19 1,118 (13.19%) DNS
20 1,093 (12.90%) Finance
21 1,079 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
22 1,010 (11.92%) Hyper-V
23 998 (11.77%) Cisco
24 946 (11.16%) Citrix
25 928 (10.95%) Microsoft Office
26 856 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
27 829 (9.78%) SCCM
28 823 (9.71%) Python
29 816 (9.63%) DHCP
30 796 (9.39%) C#

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
1 778 (9.18%) MS Exchange
2 696 (8.21%) SharePoint
3 480 (5.66%) IIS
4 204 (2.41%) Confluence
5 157 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 151 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 122 (1.44%) Apache
8 92 (1.09%) Skype for Business
9 69 (0.81%) CMS
10 57 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 53 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 50 (0.59%) nginx
13 48 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
14 44 (0.52%) WordPress
15 41 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 30 (0.35%) Umbraco
17 28 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
18 26 (0.31%) EPiServer
19 25 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
19 25 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 928 (10.95%) Microsoft Office
2 153 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.29%) AutoCAD
6 25 (0.29%) Revit
7 14 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.11%) Simulink
9 6 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.071%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.047%) Sketch
10 4 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.035%) Houdini
11 3 (0.035%) InVision
11 3 (0.035%) Maya
11 3 (0.035%) NUKE
11 3 (0.035%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.024%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 48 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 16 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.18%) SAP Business One
6 14 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.17%) nopCommerce
7 13 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 13 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 11 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.13%) Workfront
9 8 (0.094%) Eikon
9 8 (0.094%) Sage 200
10 7 (0.083%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.047%) assyst
11 4 (0.047%) Endur
11 4 (0.047%) Sage 50
11 4 (0.047%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.047%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3,381 (39.89%) Azure
2 3,104 (36.62%) Microsoft 365
3 1,319 (15.56%) AWS
4 701 (8.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 450 (5.31%) IaaS
6 410 (4.84%) SaaS
7 343 (4.05%) PaaS
8 221 (2.61%) GCP
9 174 (2.05%) OneDrive
10 153 (1.81%) GitHub
11 142 (1.68%) Power Platform
12 115 (1.36%) Mimecast
13 107 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
14 103 (1.22%) Serverless
15 72 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
15 72 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
16 57 (0.67%) Google Workspace
17 55 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
18 53 (0.63%) Amazon S3
19 50 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,450 (17.11%) Firewall
2 1,118 (13.19%) DNS
3 816 (9.63%) DHCP
4 713 (8.41%) TCP/IP
5 630 (7.43%) WAN
6 601 (7.09%) LAN
7 564 (6.65%) VPN
8 490 (5.78%) SAN
9 331 (3.91%) VoIP
10 327 (3.86%) VLAN
11 203 (2.39%) Network Security
12 183 (2.16%) Wireless
13 181 (2.14%) Remote Desktop
14 174 (2.05%) Internet
15 170 (2.01%) Skype
16 161 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
17 117 (1.38%) NAS
18 106 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
19 95 (1.12%) SSL
20 88 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,340 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 199 (2.35%) MySQL
3 168 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 133 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 125 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 112 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 108 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
7 108 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 90 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 86 (1.01%) Power BI
10 84 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 79 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 66 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
12 66 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 61 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 57 (0.67%) Big Data
15 52 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
16 46 (0.54%) RDBMS
17 40 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
18 37 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 473 (5.58%) Git (software)
2 353 (4.16%) JIRA
3 331 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 191 (2.25%) Visual Studio
5 187 (2.21%) TeamCity
6 146 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 105 (1.24%) Bitbucket
8 95 (1.12%) GitLab
9 89 (1.05%) Subversion
10 74 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 60 (0.71%) Artifactory
12 53 (0.63%) Selenium
13 49 (0.58%) MSI
14 48 (0.57%) Maven
15 41 (0.48%) Eclipse
16 34 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 32 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
18 30 (0.35%) JMeter
19 28 (0.33%) Gradle
20 27 (0.32%) NUnit
General
1 1,093 (12.90%) Finance
2 237 (2.80%) Law
3 219 (2.58%) Legal
4 206 (2.43%) Banking
5 190 (2.24%) Retail
6 184 (2.17%) Public Sector
7 180 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 163 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 142 (1.68%) Marketing
10 129 (1.52%) Back Office
11 109 (1.29%) Electronics
12 102 (1.20%) Games
13 75 (0.88%) Digital Economy
14 59 (0.70%) Advertising
14 59 (0.70%) Front Office
15 58 (0.68%) Automotive
16 55 (0.65%) Financial Institution
17 49 (0.58%) Aerospace
18 35 (0.41%) Military
19 34 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,239 (14.62%) Analyst
2 1,001 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 881 (10.39%) Support Engineer
4 697 (8.22%) IT Support
5 670 (7.90%) Developer
6 645 (7.61%) IT Engineer
7 619 (7.30%) Support Analyst
8 525 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
9 514 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
10 378 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 357 (4.21%) Administrator
12 350 (4.13%) IT Analyst
13 342 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 326 (3.85%) Architect
15 277 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
16 270 (3.19%) Service Analyst
17 266 (3.14%) IT Support Engineer
18 265 (3.13%) Applications Support
19 255 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
20 254 (3.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 701 (8.27%) .NET
2 427 (5.04%) HTML
3 375 (4.42%) CSS
4 316 (3.73%) Web Services
5 216 (2.55%) ASP.NET
6 164 (1.93%) REST
7 152 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 151 (1.78%) HTML5
9 146 (1.72%) React
10 144 (1.70%) .NET Core
11 143 (1.69%) .NET Framework
12 139 (1.64%) Node.js
13 128 (1.51%) JSON
14 113 (1.33%) XML
15 106 (1.25%) jQuery
16 103 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
17 90 (1.06%) WPF
18 88 (1.04%) Entity Framework
19 76 (0.90%) Middleware
20 67 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 608 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 453 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 361 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 300 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 258 (3.04%) Public Cloud
6 215 (2.54%) Clustering
6 215 (2.54%) User Experience
7 187 (2.21%) Driving Licence
8 145 (1.71%) Replication
9 129 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 120 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 102 (1.20%) PKI
12 93 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 89 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
14 85 (1.00%) Private Cloud
15 81 (0.96%) Mobile App
16 72 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
17 67 (0.79%) NHS
18 65 (0.77%) Cloud Native
19 53 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3,485 (41.12%) Windows Server
2 2,451 (28.92%) Linux
3 1,673 (19.74%) Windows 10
4 856 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 770 (9.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 520 (6.13%) Windows 7
7 508 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 471 (5.56%) Unix
9 467 (5.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 276 (3.26%) Android
11 231 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 199 (2.35%) CentOS
13 183 (2.16%) Apple iOS
14 168 (1.98%) Ubuntu
15 156 (1.84%) Mac OS
16 103 (1.22%) Windows 8
17 86 (1.01%) Mac OS X
17 86 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
18 58 (0.68%) VMS
19 43 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,405 (16.58%) DevOps
2 1,282 (15.13%) ITIL
3 1,252 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1,157 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
5 1,079 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
6 663 (7.82%) Migration
7 546 (6.44%) Infrastructure as Code
8 438 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
9 433 (5.11%) Scrum
10 425 (5.01%) Software Engineering
11 399 (4.71%) Service Management
12 390 (4.60%) Configuration Management
13 388 (4.58%) Project Management
14 384 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 370 (4.37%) Mentoring
16 359 (4.24%) Cybersecurity
16 359 (4.24%) Project Delivery
17 351 (4.14%) Continuous Improvement
18 346 (4.08%) Computer Science
19 329 (3.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,662 (19.61%) SQL
2 1,590 (18.76%) PowerShell
3 823 (9.71%) Python
4 796 (9.39%) C#
5 518 (6.11%) Java
6 503 (5.93%) JavaScript
7 403 (4.75%) Bash Shell
8 368 (4.34%) C++
9 233 (2.75%) C
10 201 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 157 (1.85%) Perl
12 122 (1.44%) PHP
13 90 (1.06%) Shell Script
14 87 (1.03%) Ruby
15 82 (0.97%) VB
16 68 (0.80%) TypeScript
17 64 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 52 (0.61%) Go
19 50 (0.59%) PL/SQL
19 50 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 696 (8.21%) Degree
2 535 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 462 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 341 (4.02%) SC Cleared
5 302 (3.56%) MCSE
6 295 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
7 220 (2.60%) CCNA
8 190 (2.24%) MCSA
9 141 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 136 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 115 (1.36%) MCP
12 111 (1.31%) CISSP
13 109 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 97 (1.14%) CCNP
15 72 (0.85%) DV Cleared
16 64 (0.76%) MCITP
17 61 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 54 (0.64%) DBS Check
19 43 (0.51%) AWS Certification
20 42 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 576 (6.80%) SLA
2 251 (2.96%) QA
3 189 (2.23%) GDPR
4 172 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 77 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
6 66 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 48 (0.57%) NIST
8 42 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 24 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 23 (0.27%) PMO
11 22 (0.26%) GRC
11 22 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.17%) WAI
13 13 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 11 (0.13%) HIPAA
14 11 (0.13%) HL7
14 11 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 10 (0.12%) MISRA
16 9 (0.11%) COBIT
16 9 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 3,701 (43.66%) Active Directory
2 1,679 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,010 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 589 (6.95%) Docker
5 358 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
6 290 (3.42%) vSphere
7 186 (2.19%) XenApp
8 160 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 152 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 127 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 117 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
12 76 (0.90%) Firmware
13 73 (0.86%) BitLocker
14 62 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 54 (0.64%) VMware NSX
16 45 (0.53%) KVM
17 38 (0.45%) Xen
18 35 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
19 33 (0.39%) NFS
19 33 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 829 (9.78%) SCCM
2 653 (7.70%) Ansible
3 549 (6.48%) Terraform
4 503 (5.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 430 (5.07%) Kubernetes
6 376 (4.44%) Puppet
7 217 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
8 158 (1.86%) SCOM
9 113 (1.33%) WSUS
10 109 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 98 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
12 97 (1.14%) vCenter Server
13 79 (0.93%) Nagios
14 67 (0.79%) Prometheus
15 63 (0.74%) Grafana
16 58 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
17 56 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
18 54 (0.64%) Backup Exec
19 53 (0.63%) ZABBIX
20 52 (0.61%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3,970 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 2,619 (30.90%) VMware
3 998 (11.77%) Cisco
4 946 (11.16%) Citrix
5 542 (6.39%) Oracle
6 369 (4.35%) Veeam
7 346 (4.08%) HP
8 279 (3.29%) Red Hat
9 261 (3.08%) Google
10 248 (2.93%) Dell
11 223 (2.63%) Apple
12 171 (2.02%) EMC
13 165 (1.95%) Meraki
14 163 (1.92%) Sophos
15 151 (1.78%) NetApp
16 147 (1.73%) SolarWinds
17 146 (1.72%) IBM
18 142 (1.68%) ServiceNow
19 138 (1.63%) EnterpriseDB
20 120 (1.42%) SAP