Period
to 23 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 19,829 23,902 23,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 13.50% 13.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.44% 56.51% 57.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16,264 19,916 20,759
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,312 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%

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 34,521 42,295 41,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.09% 23.89% 24.09%
Number of salaries quoted 27,655 34,742 34,822
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,349
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.81% -0.35%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -2.50%

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 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019. 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 18,616 £42,500 +6.25% 1,192
UK excluding London +2 11,963 £37,500 - 860
London -2 7,377 £50,000 - 392
South East +1 3,978 £40,000 +5.26% 208
North of England +4 2,602 £37,500 +7.14% 235
Midlands +6 1,864 £38,500 +9.22% 155
North West +5 1,450 £37,500 - 142
South West 0 1,410 £37,500 - 121
East of England +4 1,361 £37,500 -2.60% 82
West Midlands +5 1,195 £38,500 +10.00% 98
Yorkshire +3 927 £36,000 +2.86% 80
East Midlands +3 667 £38,500 +2.67% 56
Scotland -5 506 £38,500 +10.00% 47
Wales +1 237 £37,000 +17.46% 11
North East +8 229 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Northern Ireland -32 32 £32,500 -2.26% 1
Channel Islands +1 11 £35,000 -50.00% 1
Isle of Man -2 3 £37,500 -11.76%

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 8,465 (42.69%) Microsoft
2 8,168 (41.19%) Active Directory
3 7,077 (35.69%) Windows Server
4 5,654 (28.51%) Linux
5 5,097 (25.70%) VMware
6 4,901 (24.72%) Office 365
7 4,561 (23.00%) SQL
8 4,356 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
9 3,840 (19.37%) ITIL
10 3,602 (18.17%) SQL Server
11 3,475 (17.52%) Windows 10
12 3,183 (16.05%) Finance
13 3,137 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 3,085 (15.56%) PowerShell
15 3,053 (15.40%) Firewall
16 3,019 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
17 2,942 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
18 2,913 (14.69%) Windows 7
19 2,693 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
20 2,684 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
21 2,613 (13.18%) C#
22 2,579 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
23 2,518 (12.70%) DNS
24 2,439 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 2,414 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
26 2,397 (12.09%) Cisco
27 2,337 (11.79%) MS Exchange
28 2,285 (11.52%) .NET
29 2,278 (11.49%) Hyper-V
30 2,249 (11.34%) Citrix

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 2,337 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 1,353 (6.82%) IIS
3 1,223 (6.17%) SharePoint
4 663 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 588 (2.97%) Skype for Business
6 562 (2.83%) Apache
7 442 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 333 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 303 (1.53%) Confluence
10 166 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 152 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 145 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
13 136 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 116 (0.59%) WebLogic
15 107 (0.54%) IBM Notes
16 103 (0.52%) CMS
17 99 (0.50%) JBoss
18 89 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
19 86 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 72 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 2,942 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
2 414 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 246 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 171 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 47 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 40 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 21 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 16 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.055%) Maple
12 9 (0.045%) CATIA
12 9 (0.045%) InVision
13 8 (0.040%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.025%) Simulink
15 4 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.020%) Camtasia
15 4 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.020%) Revit
Business Applications
1 113 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 27 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 25 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
5 24 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 21 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 19 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
9 18 (0.091%) Visualfiles
10 15 (0.076%) JDE OneWorld
10 15 (0.076%) Maximo
10 15 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 14 (0.071%) Markit EDM
12 13 (0.066%) HFM
12 13 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
13 12 (0.061%) Exstream
13 12 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
13 12 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4,901 (24.72%) Office 365
2 4,356 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2,693 (13.58%) Amazon AWS
4 730 (3.68%) SaaS
5 582 (2.94%) IaaS
6 573 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 466 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 460 (2.32%) PaaS
9 387 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 243 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
11 214 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 212 (1.07%) GitHub
13 192 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 190 (0.96%) Mimecast
15 180 (0.91%) Amazon S3
16 137 (0.69%) OneDrive
17 117 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
18 115 (0.58%) Serverless
19 99 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 95 (0.48%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3,053 (15.40%) Firewall
2 2,518 (12.70%) DNS
3 1,901 (9.59%) DHCP
4 1,879 (9.48%) TCP/IP
5 1,635 (8.25%) LAN
6 1,547 (7.80%) WAN
7 1,188 (5.99%) SAN
8 1,166 (5.88%) VPN
9 771 (3.89%) Internet
10 733 (3.70%) VoIP
11 716 (3.61%) VLAN
12 697 (3.52%) Network Security
13 589 (2.97%) Skype
14 500 (2.52%) Wireless
15 402 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
16 334 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
17 293 (1.48%) NAS
18 278 (1.40%) SSL
19 252 (1.27%) MPLS
20 229 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,602 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 659 (3.32%) MySQL
3 514 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 385 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 363 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 356 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 340 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 323 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
9 303 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 279 (1.41%) Big Data
11 267 (1.35%) Oracle Database
12 240 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 239 (1.21%) MongoDB
14 223 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
15 171 (0.86%) RDBMS
16 158 (0.80%) Hadoop
17 152 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
17 152 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
18 129 (0.65%) Power BI
19 123 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,201 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 1,052 (5.31%) Jenkins
3 748 (3.77%) JIRA
4 635 (3.20%) Visual Studio
5 587 (2.96%) TeamCity
6 508 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 454 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 341 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 322 (1.62%) Subversion
10 250 (1.26%) Selenium
11 203 (1.02%) Maven
12 169 (0.85%) Cucumber
13 156 (0.79%) Eclipse
14 154 (0.78%) NUnit
15 151 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
16 131 (0.66%) Vagrant
17 117 (0.59%) Travis CI
18 112 (0.56%) SpecFlow
19 108 (0.54%) Bitbucket
20 105 (0.53%) GitLab
General
1 3,183 (16.05%) Finance
2 861 (4.34%) Banking
3 593 (2.99%) Legal
4 542 (2.73%) Retail
5 486 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 481 (2.43%) Law
7 330 (1.66%) Marketing
8 307 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 219 (1.10%) Back Office
10 210 (1.06%) Advertising
10 210 (1.06%) Games
11 207 (1.04%) Electronics
12 189 (0.95%) Investment Banking
13 151 (0.76%) Front Office
14 116 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 110 (0.55%) Aerospace
16 92 (0.46%) Billing
17 72 (0.36%) Military
18 64 (0.32%) French Language
19 62 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,520 (17.75%) Analyst
2 2,284 (11.52%) Support Engineer
3 2,083 (10.50%) Developer
4 1,946 (9.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,730 (8.72%) Support Analyst
6 1,707 (8.61%) IT Support
7 1,235 (6.23%) IT Engineer
8 1,059 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 989 (4.99%) IT Analyst
10 871 (4.39%) Administrator
11 797 (4.02%) Software Engineer
12 757 (3.82%) Service Analyst
13 749 (3.78%) .NET Developer
14 736 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 721 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
16 719 (3.63%) C# Developer
17 718 (3.62%) Desktop Support
18 716 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
19 707 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
20 687 (3.46%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,285 (11.52%) .NET
2 1,138 (5.74%) HTML
3 1,041 (5.25%) Web Services
4 886 (4.47%) CSS
5 839 (4.23%) ASP.NET
6 587 (2.96%) .NET Framework
7 571 (2.88%) XML
8 556 (2.80%) AngularJS
9 453 (2.28%) JSON
10 451 (2.27%) Node.js
11 449 (2.26%) jQuery
12 439 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
13 369 (1.86%) REST
14 362 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 342 (1.72%) WCF
16 336 (1.69%) RESTful
17 335 (1.69%) WPF
18 312 (1.57%) HTML5
19 308 (1.55%) React
20 296 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,304 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1,225 (6.18%) Data Centre
3 959 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 818 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 536 (2.70%) Clustering
6 486 (2.45%) Fintech
7 440 (2.22%) Driving Licence
8 429 (2.16%) Public Cloud
9 339 (1.71%) Replication
10 290 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 275 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 273 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
13 270 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
14 269 (1.36%) User Experience
15 248 (1.25%) Hedge funds
16 241 (1.22%) iPhone
17 226 (1.14%) Fat Client
17 226 (1.14%) Thin Client
18 213 (1.07%) Blackberry
19 210 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7,077 (35.69%) Windows Server
2 5,654 (28.51%) Linux
3 3,475 (17.52%) Windows 10
4 2,913 (14.69%) Windows 7
5 2,684 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,414 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,617 (8.15%) Unix
8 765 (3.86%) Windows 8
9 703 (3.55%) Android
10 688 (3.47%) Apple iOS
11 635 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 532 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 373 (1.88%) CentOS
14 359 (1.81%) Mac OS X
15 312 (1.57%) Windows XP
16 309 (1.56%) Mac OS
17 304 (1.53%) Ubuntu
18 147 (0.74%) AIX
19 133 (0.67%) Debian
20 132 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,840 (19.37%) ITIL
2 3,019 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
3 2,579 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
4 2,439 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2,009 (10.13%) DevOps
6 1,130 (5.70%) Software Engineering
7 1,003 (5.06%) Migration
8 986 (4.97%) Information Security
9 966 (4.87%) Service Delivery
10 953 (4.81%) Project Management
11 949 (4.79%) Computer Science
12 933 (4.71%) Mentoring
13 924 (4.66%) Cybersecurity
14 902 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
15 885 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 843 (4.25%) Service Management
17 823 (4.15%) Configuration Management
18 818 (4.13%) Test Automation
19 780 (3.93%) MVC
20 714 (3.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4,561 (23.00%) SQL
2 3,085 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 2,613 (13.18%) C#
4 1,816 (9.16%) Python
5 1,605 (8.09%) Java
6 1,433 (7.23%) JavaScript
7 1,094 (5.52%) C++
8 880 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 587 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 558 (2.81%) C
11 405 (2.04%) Ruby
12 394 (1.99%) PHP
13 376 (1.90%) Perl
14 309 (1.56%) VBScript
15 281 (1.42%) VB
16 262 (1.32%) Shell Script
17 233 (1.18%) VB.NET
18 152 (0.77%) PL/SQL
19 136 (0.69%) Go
20 124 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2,036 (10.27%) Degree
2 1,842 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1,102 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1,034 (5.21%) Security Cleared
5 844 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 759 (3.83%) MCSA
7 656 (3.31%) SC Cleared
8 629 (3.17%) CCNA
9 506 (2.55%) MCP
10 486 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 428 (2.16%) CISSP
12 389 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 382 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
14 342 (1.72%) DV Cleared
15 280 (1.41%) CCNP
16 216 (1.09%) MCITP
17 180 (0.91%) A+ Certification
18 177 (0.89%) SANS
19 151 (0.76%) GIAC
20 129 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,465 (7.39%) SLA
2 657 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 543 (2.74%) QA
4 483 (2.44%) GDPR
5 248 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 204 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 94 (0.47%) PMO
8 61 (0.31%) HIPAA
9 58 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 54 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 50 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 47 (0.24%) COBIT
12 47 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 45 (0.23%) HL7
14 44 (0.22%) Data Quality
15 28 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 26 (0.13%) DICOM
17 23 (0.12%) JSP 440
18 20 (0.10%) ISO 22301
19 18 (0.091%) MiFID
System Software
1 8,168 (41.19%) Active Directory
2 3,137 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,278 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 925 (4.66%) Docker
5 712 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
6 685 (3.45%) vSphere
7 681 (3.43%) XenApp
8 463 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
9 373 (1.88%) XenDesktop
10 270 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 252 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
12 164 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
13 130 (0.66%) Firmware
14 125 (0.63%) BitLocker
15 121 (0.61%) Terminal Services
16 117 (0.59%) XenServer
17 116 (0.59%) VirtualBox
18 104 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
19 87 (0.44%) NFS
20 77 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,986 (10.02%) SCCM
2 1,196 (6.03%) Ansible
3 980 (4.94%) Puppet
4 704 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
5 567 (2.86%) Terraform
6 563 (2.84%) Kubernetes
7 489 (2.47%) SCOM
8 386 (1.95%) WSUS
9 324 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
10 292 (1.47%) Nagios
11 247 (1.25%) Backup Exec
12 244 (1.23%) vCenter Server
13 175 (0.88%) SCVMM
14 169 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
15 148 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
16 142 (0.72%) Salt
17 131 (0.66%) AirWatch
18 129 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
19 118 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
20 116 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8,465 (42.69%) Microsoft
2 5,097 (25.70%) VMware
3 2,397 (12.09%) Cisco
4 2,249 (11.34%) Citrix
5 1,182 (5.96%) Oracle
6 1,091 (5.50%) HP
7 632 (3.19%) Apple
8 626 (3.16%) Dell
9 591 (2.98%) Red Hat
10 542 (2.73%) NetApp
10 542 (2.73%) Veeam
11 463 (2.33%) Google
12 444 (2.24%) IBM
13 393 (1.98%) Splunk
14 382 (1.93%) EMC
15 372 (1.88%) ServiceNow
16 371 (1.87%) Symantec
17 303 (1.53%) McAfee
18 297 (1.50%) SolarWinds
19 296 (1.49%) SAP