Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7,935 18,773 22,758
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.20% 13.13% 13.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 57.51% 57.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7,028 15,957 19,104
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 13,888 32,641 39,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.35% 22.83% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11,284 25,791 31,800
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +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 7 August 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 7 August 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 7,334 £45,000 +9.76% 1,059
UK excluding London 0 4,998 £40,000 +6.67% 887
London -4 2,727 £57,500 +10.58% 223
South East -2 1,480 £42,000 +7.69% 206
North of England -2 1,137 £42,000 +20.00% 234
Midlands +2 818 £42,500 +13.33% 157
South West +1 641 £37,375 +3.82% 152
West Midlands +3 590 £45,000 +20.00% 79
North West -3 578 £44,125 +22.57% 141
East of England -1 521 £42,500 +13.33% 86
Work from Home 0 507 £54,000 -10.00% 108
Yorkshire 0 434 £41,500 +18.57% 71
Scotland +7 249 £47,160 +22.49% 28
East Midlands -2 222 £40,000 +12.68% 78
Wales 0 146 £36,978 +5.65% 24
North East +5 125 £33,000 -7.04% 22
Northern Ireland -13 14 £50,000 +117.39%
Channel Islands -5 7 £55,000 +83.33%
Isle of Man +4 5 £52,500 +16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 3,531 (44.50%) Microsoft
2 3,344 (42.14%) Active Directory
3 3,079 (38.80%) Windows Server
4 2,646 (33.35%) Azure
5 2,586 (32.59%) Office 365
6 2,381 (30.01%) VMware
7 2,218 (27.95%) Linux
8 1,573 (19.82%) Windows 10
9 1,553 (19.57%) SQL
10 1,538 (19.38%) PowerShell
11 1,498 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1,314 (16.56%) SQL Server
13 1,308 (16.48%) Finance
14 1,266 (15.95%) ITIL
15 1,228 (15.48%) Firewall
16 1,217 (15.34%) AWS
17 1,214 (15.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,093 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
19 1,083 (13.65%) DNS
20 1,010 (12.73%) Hyper-V
21 1,009 (12.72%) Cisco
22 976 (12.30%) SCCM
23 967 (12.19%) Windows Server 2012
24 953 (12.01%) Citrix
25 930 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
26 912 (11.49%) DevOps
27 878 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
28 876 (11.04%) Python
29 859 (10.83%) C#
30 829 (10.45%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 719 (9.06%) MS Exchange
2 596 (7.51%) SharePoint
3 416 (5.24%) IIS
4 218 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 201 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 159 (2.00%) Skype for Business
7 131 (1.65%) Confluence
8 87 (1.10%) Apache
9 80 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 73 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 72 (0.91%) WebSphere
12 39 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 36 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 31 (0.39%) CMS
15 30 (0.38%) nginx
16 29 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
17 27 (0.34%) JBoss
17 27 (0.34%) WebLogic
18 18 (0.23%) WordPress
19 16 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 878 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
2 162 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 39 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.063%) Gliffy
10 4 (0.050%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.050%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.050%) InVision
10 4 (0.050%) Simulink
10 4 (0.050%) UXPin
10 4 (0.050%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.038%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.038%) Windchill
12 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.025%) FileZilla
12 2 (0.025%) Revit
Business Applications
1 61 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 20 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.21%) Elite 3E
5 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
6 11 (0.14%) Salerio
7 10 (0.13%) Maximo
8 9 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.076%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.076%) Sage X3
11 5 (0.063%) Magento
12 4 (0.050%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.050%) thinkFolio
12 4 (0.050%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2,646 (33.35%) Azure
2 2,586 (32.59%) Office 365
3 1,217 (15.34%) AWS
4 451 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 337 (4.25%) IaaS
6 323 (4.07%) SaaS
7 296 (3.73%) PaaS
8 229 (2.89%) GCP
9 140 (1.76%) Power Platform
10 137 (1.73%) OneDrive
11 131 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
12 103 (1.30%) Mimecast
13 101 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 70 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
15 69 (0.87%) GitHub
16 65 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
17 61 (0.77%) Serverless
18 56 (0.71%) G Suite
19 54 (0.68%) Amazon S3
20 45 (0.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1,228 (15.48%) Firewall
2 1,083 (13.65%) DNS
3 810 (10.21%) DHCP
4 779 (9.82%) TCP/IP
5 640 (8.07%) LAN
6 609 (7.67%) WAN
7 510 (6.43%) VPN
8 458 (5.77%) SAN
9 298 (3.76%) VoIP
10 270 (3.40%) Internet
11 255 (3.21%) Wireless
12 248 (3.13%) Network Security
13 215 (2.71%) Skype
14 207 (2.61%) VLAN
15 199 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
16 132 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
17 121 (1.52%) NetScaler
18 108 (1.36%) iSCSI
19 83 (1.05%) Wireshark
20 81 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,314 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 204 (2.57%) MySQL
3 138 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 133 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 130 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 125 (1.58%) Power BI
7 123 (1.55%) MongoDB
8 117 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
9 114 (1.44%) NoSQL
10 108 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 101 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
12 96 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
13 94 (1.18%) Big Data
14 75 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 74 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 69 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
17 66 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
18 63 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
19 48 (0.60%) RDBMS
20 46 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 366 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 305 (3.84%) JIRA
3 290 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 197 (2.48%) Visual Studio
5 129 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 107 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 97 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 87 (1.10%) Selenium
8 87 (1.10%) Subversion
9 69 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 51 (0.64%) GitLab
11 45 (0.57%) Maven
12 41 (0.52%) JUnit
13 38 (0.48%) MSI
13 38 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
14 36 (0.45%) NUnit
15 33 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 32 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
17 27 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
18 26 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,308 (16.48%) Finance
2 263 (3.31%) Law
3 225 (2.84%) Banking
4 221 (2.79%) Legal
5 215 (2.71%) Retail
6 199 (2.51%) Public Sector
7 175 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 120 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 100 (1.26%) Games
10 73 (0.92%) Marketing
11 69 (0.87%) Advertising
12 68 (0.86%) Local Government
13 65 (0.82%) Back Office
14 56 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 48 (0.60%) Electronics
16 47 (0.59%) Aerospace
17 46 (0.58%) Front Office
18 41 (0.52%) Military
19 39 (0.49%) Investment Banking
20 28 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,146 (14.44%) Analyst
2 934 (11.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 873 (11.00%) Support Engineer
4 676 (8.52%) Developer
5 663 (8.36%) IT Support
6 589 (7.42%) IT Engineer
7 515 (6.49%) Support Analyst
8 334 (4.21%) Administrator
9 324 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 319 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
11 304 (3.83%) Consultant
12 299 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
13 297 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 290 (3.65%) Software Engineer
15 289 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
16 285 (3.59%) Architect
17 268 (3.38%) IT Analyst
18 241 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
19 239 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
20 236 (2.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 815 (10.27%) .NET
2 336 (4.23%) HTML
3 301 (3.79%) Web Services
4 271 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 261 (3.29%) CSS
6 213 (2.68%) .NET Framework
7 212 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 186 (2.34%) REST
9 185 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 181 (2.28%) Node.js
11 170 (2.14%) .NET Core
12 151 (1.90%) React
13 148 (1.87%) XML
14 125 (1.58%) jQuery
15 115 (1.45%) WPF
16 105 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 102 (1.29%) JSON
17 102 (1.29%) WCF
18 96 (1.21%) WinForms
19 88 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 587 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 501 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 332 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 310 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 215 (2.71%) Public Cloud
6 165 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 151 (1.90%) Clustering
8 139 (1.75%) User Experience
9 115 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
10 106 (1.34%) Algorithms
11 104 (1.31%) Replication
12 101 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 101 (1.27%) PKI
13 100 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
14 96 (1.21%) Private Cloud
15 75 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
16 68 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
17 66 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
18 65 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
18 65 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,079 (38.80%) Windows Server
2 2,218 (27.95%) Linux
3 1,573 (19.82%) Windows 10
4 967 (12.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 829 (10.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 698 (8.80%) Windows 7
7 569 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 475 (5.99%) Unix
9 264 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 222 (2.80%) Apple iOS
11 220 (2.77%) Android
12 164 (2.07%) Windows 8
13 160 (2.02%) Mac OS
14 146 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 134 (1.69%) CentOS
16 129 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 129 (1.63%) Ubuntu
17 90 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 81 (1.02%) Solaris
19 75 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,266 (15.95%) ITIL
2 1,214 (15.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,093 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
4 930 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
5 912 (11.49%) DevOps
6 509 (6.41%) Software Engineering
7 447 (5.63%) Migration
8 409 (5.15%) Cybersecurity
9 384 (4.84%) Information Security
10 379 (4.78%) Computer Science
11 373 (4.70%) Project Management
12 367 (4.63%) Change Management
13 340 (4.28%) Mentoring
14 338 (4.26%) Test Automation
15 330 (4.16%) Project Delivery
16 321 (4.05%) Incident Management
17 319 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
18 301 (3.79%) Scrum
19 279 (3.52%) Service Management
20 276 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,553 (19.57%) SQL
2 1,538 (19.38%) PowerShell
3 876 (11.04%) Python
4 859 (10.83%) C#
5 562 (7.08%) JavaScript
6 498 (6.28%) Java
7 421 (5.31%) Bash Shell
8 375 (4.73%) C++
9 233 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 229 (2.89%) C
11 140 (1.76%) Perl
12 131 (1.65%) Ruby
13 110 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 106 (1.34%) VBScript
15 96 (1.21%) PL/SQL
16 92 (1.16%) PHP
17 91 (1.15%) TypeScript
18 90 (1.13%) VB
19 87 (1.10%) Go
20 76 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 794 (10.01%) Degree
2 658 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 488 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 372 (4.69%) MCSE
5 312 (3.93%) SC Cleared
6 288 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
7 273 (3.44%) MCSA
8 230 (2.90%) CCNA
9 200 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 157 (1.98%) MCP
11 150 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
12 149 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 130 (1.64%) DV Cleared
14 112 (1.41%) CISSP
15 105 (1.32%) CCNP
16 72 (0.91%) MCITP
17 69 (0.87%) CISM
18 41 (0.52%) A+ Certification
18 41 (0.52%) CREST Certified
19 39 (0.49%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 515 (6.49%) SLA
2 217 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 202 (2.55%) GDPR
4 183 (2.31%) QA
5 54 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 50 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 39 (0.49%) NIST
8 37 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 28 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 25 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 22 (0.28%) BS25999
11 22 (0.28%) COBIT
12 17 (0.21%) Data Quality
13 14 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.11%) NCSC
15 5 (0.063%) AICPA
16 4 (0.050%) DICOM
17 3 (0.038%) GxP
17 3 (0.038%) HL7
18 2 (0.025%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 3,344 (42.14%) Active Directory
2 1,498 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,010 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 461 (5.81%) Docker
5 311 (3.92%) vSphere
6 304 (3.83%) XenApp
7 295 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
8 230 (2.90%) XenDesktop
9 168 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 104 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 95 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
12 63 (0.79%) Firmware
13 56 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 52 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
15 47 (0.59%) BitLocker
16 40 (0.50%) NFS
17 38 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
18 36 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 31 (0.39%) Xen
20 29 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 976 (12.30%) SCCM
2 421 (5.31%) Ansible
3 362 (4.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 351 (4.42%) Terraform
5 336 (4.23%) Kubernetes
6 273 (3.44%) Puppet
7 209 (2.63%) SCOM
8 201 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
9 194 (2.44%) WSUS
10 88 (1.11%) vCenter Server
11 87 (1.10%) Backup Exec
12 85 (1.07%) SCVMM
13 77 (0.97%) Nagios
14 70 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
15 67 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
16 47 (0.59%) NetBackup
17 42 (0.53%) Grafana
17 42 (0.53%) Prometheus
18 36 (0.45%) Tivoli
19 35 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3,531 (44.50%) Microsoft
2 2,381 (30.01%) VMware
3 1,009 (12.72%) Cisco
4 953 (12.01%) Citrix
5 471 (5.94%) HP
6 415 (5.23%) Oracle
7 272 (3.43%) Dell
8 221 (2.79%) Veeam
9 216 (2.72%) Google
10 202 (2.55%) Red Hat
11 160 (2.02%) Apple
12 153 (1.93%) IBM
13 147 (1.85%) NetApp
14 139 (1.75%) Sophos
15 134 (1.69%) Meraki
16 128 (1.61%) Splunk
17 121 (1.52%) EMC
18 119 (1.50%) ServiceNow
19 118 (1.49%) Juniper
20 95 (1.20%) Symantec