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

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 10,983 18,797 23,228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.46% 13.10% 13.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.30% 57.10% 57.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9,504 15,932 19,555
Median annual salary £44,136 £41,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% -0.60% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%

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 18,521 32,919 40,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.02% 22.94% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14,978 26,167 32,841
Median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 10,145 £45,000 +5.88% 759
UK excluding London -1 6,908 £40,000 +6.67% 625
London 0 3,772 £55,000 +4.76% 179
South East -2 2,161 £40,000 - 165
North of England -1 1,438 £41,500 +15.28% 148
Midlands +1 1,193 £40,000 +6.67% 105
South West +3 878 £35,000 -6.67% 89
West Midlands +2 808 £42,500 +10.03% 65
North West -1 746 £42,500 +13.33% 91
East of England -1 697 £40,000 +6.67% 72
Work from Home +7 564 £57,500 -4.17% 69
Yorkshire -2 559 £42,500 +21.43% 41
East Midlands +1 380 £37,500 - 39
Scotland +7 346 £40,000 +4.58% 16
Wales -5 179 £37,500 +7.14% 29
North East +3 133 £33,000 -6.38% 16
Northern Ireland -9 20 £24,500 +2.08% 2
Channel Islands -6 5 £47,500 +58.33%
Isle of Man 0 1 £33,000 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4,880 (44.43%) Microsoft
2 4,643 (42.27%) Active Directory
3 4,162 (37.89%) Windows Server
4 3,708 (33.76%) Office 365
5 3,348 (30.48%) Azure
6 3,050 (27.77%) VMware
7 2,938 (26.75%) Linux
8 2,340 (21.31%) Windows 10
9 2,067 (18.82%) SQL
10 2,007 (18.27%) PowerShell
11 1,966 (17.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1,854 (16.88%) SQL Server
13 1,851 (16.85%) ITIL
14 1,742 (15.86%) Firewall
15 1,722 (15.68%) Finance
16 1,555 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,510 (13.75%) AWS
18 1,505 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
19 1,480 (13.48%) DNS
20 1,460 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
21 1,399 (12.74%) SCCM
22 1,383 (12.59%) Microsoft Office
23 1,364 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
24 1,302 (11.85%) Citrix
25 1,289 (11.74%) Hyper-V
26 1,267 (11.54%) C#
27 1,261 (11.48%) Cisco
28 1,166 (10.62%) DevOps
29 1,160 (10.56%) Python
30 1,148 (10.45%) .NET

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 1,112 (10.12%) MS Exchange
2 781 (7.11%) SharePoint
3 598 (5.44%) IIS
4 375 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 329 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 266 (2.42%) Skype for Business
7 171 (1.56%) Confluence
8 138 (1.26%) Apache
9 117 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 101 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 92 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 52 (0.47%) JBoss
13 48 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 46 (0.42%) CMS
15 41 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
16 40 (0.36%) nginx
16 40 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
17 30 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
18 27 (0.25%) WebLogic
19 25 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 1,383 (12.59%) Microsoft Office
2 273 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 152 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 83 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.082%) Acrobat
10 8 (0.073%) InVision
11 7 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.064%) Gliffy
11 7 (0.064%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.064%) Simulink
11 7 (0.064%) UXPin
11 7 (0.064%) Zeplin
12 6 (0.055%) Windchill
13 5 (0.046%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.036%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 70 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.23%) Salerio
4 24 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (0.21%) Elite 3E
6 18 (0.16%) Sentinel
7 17 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (0.091%) Markit EDM
10 10 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.073%) SAP ERP
13 7 (0.064%) Carpe Diem
13 7 (0.064%) Maximo
14 6 (0.055%) Eikon
14 6 (0.055%) Exchequer
14 6 (0.055%) Sage X3
15 5 (0.046%) Primavera
15 5 (0.046%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3,708 (33.76%) Office 365
2 3,348 (30.48%) Azure
3 1,510 (13.75%) AWS
4 538 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 405 (3.69%) SaaS
6 385 (3.51%) IaaS
7 330 (3.00%) PaaS
8 256 (2.33%) GCP
9 186 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 169 (1.54%) Power Platform
11 150 (1.37%) OneDrive
12 133 (1.21%) Mimecast
13 116 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 112 (1.02%) GitHub
15 108 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
16 94 (0.86%) Serverless
17 85 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 80 (0.73%) G Suite
19 79 (0.72%) Amazon S3
20 74 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,742 (15.86%) Firewall
2 1,480 (13.48%) DNS
3 1,142 (10.40%) TCP/IP
4 1,101 (10.02%) DHCP
5 890 (8.10%) LAN
6 835 (7.60%) WAN
7 700 (6.37%) VPN
8 597 (5.44%) SAN
9 418 (3.81%) VoIP
10 394 (3.59%) Internet
11 343 (3.12%) Wireless
12 337 (3.07%) Skype
13 320 (2.91%) VLAN
14 267 (2.43%) Network Security
15 245 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
16 191 (1.74%) NetScaler
17 178 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
18 149 (1.36%) NAS
19 124 (1.13%) HTTP
20 101 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,854 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 256 (2.33%) MySQL
3 182 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 170 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 162 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 159 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 149 (1.36%) Power BI
8 144 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 142 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
9 142 (1.29%) Big Data
10 141 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 139 (1.27%) NoSQL
12 133 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
13 107 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
14 103 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 101 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 77 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
17 75 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
18 65 (0.59%) RDBMS
19 54 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 486 (4.43%) Git (software)
2 422 (3.84%) JIRA
3 366 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 281 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 148 (1.35%) Subversion
6 134 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 119 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 113 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
9 101 (0.92%) Selenium
10 91 (0.83%) Bitbucket
11 64 (0.58%) GitLab
12 57 (0.52%) Maven
13 54 (0.49%) NUnit
14 53 (0.48%) JUnit
15 48 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
16 38 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
17 37 (0.34%) MSI
17 37 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 34 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
19 33 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,722 (15.68%) Finance
2 391 (3.56%) Retail
3 300 (2.73%) Legal
4 286 (2.60%) Banking
4 286 (2.60%) Public Sector
5 280 (2.55%) Law
6 263 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 180 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 141 (1.28%) Games
9 120 (1.09%) Advertising
10 117 (1.07%) Marketing
11 81 (0.74%) Aerospace
12 80 (0.73%) Back Office
13 74 (0.67%) Local Government
14 72 (0.66%) Front Office
15 61 (0.56%) Electronics
16 52 (0.47%) Automotive
16 52 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 47 (0.43%) Military
18 41 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,640 (14.93%) Analyst
2 1,289 (11.74%) Support Engineer
3 1,203 (10.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,042 (9.49%) IT Support
5 973 (8.86%) Developer
6 825 (7.51%) IT Engineer
7 773 (7.04%) Support Analyst
8 511 (4.65%) Administrator
9 498 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 484 (4.41%) Consultant
11 479 (4.36%) Software Engineer
12 430 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
13 401 (3.65%) IT Analyst
14 394 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
15 381 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 378 (3.44%) Desktop Support
17 375 (3.41%) Architect
18 350 (3.19%) Windows Engineer
19 344 (3.13%) C# Developer
20 343 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,148 (10.45%) .NET
2 480 (4.37%) HTML
3 385 (3.51%) Web Services
4 383 (3.49%) ASP.NET
5 370 (3.37%) CSS
6 306 (2.79%) .NET Framework
7 286 (2.60%) AngularJS
8 259 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 224 (2.04%) .NET Core
10 209 (1.90%) Node.js
11 206 (1.88%) REST
12 197 (1.79%) XML
13 182 (1.66%) jQuery
14 167 (1.52%) React
15 166 (1.51%) WPF
16 156 (1.42%) WinForms
17 154 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 132 (1.20%) HTML5
19 122 (1.11%) WCF
20 118 (1.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 790 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 663 (6.04%) Data Centre
3 500 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 433 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 267 (2.43%) Public Cloud
6 236 (2.15%) Driving Licence
7 216 (1.97%) User Experience
8 196 (1.78%) Clustering
9 192 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
10 160 (1.46%) Replication
11 144 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
12 128 (1.17%) Mobile App
13 123 (1.12%) Algorithms
14 122 (1.11%) Private Cloud
15 119 (1.08%) iPhone
16 113 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
17 111 (1.01%) Smartphone
18 105 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
18 105 (0.96%) PKI
19 99 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4,162 (37.89%) Windows Server
2 2,938 (26.75%) Linux
3 2,340 (21.31%) Windows 10
4 1,364 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,145 (10.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 1,144 (10.42%) Windows 7
7 785 (7.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 640 (5.83%) Unix
9 362 (3.30%) Android
10 361 (3.29%) Apple iOS
11 351 (3.20%) Windows Server 2019
12 328 (2.99%) Windows 8
13 219 (1.99%) Mac OS
14 205 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 194 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 176 (1.60%) Mac OS X
17 174 (1.58%) CentOS
18 173 (1.58%) Ubuntu
19 114 (1.04%) Windows XP
20 86 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,851 (16.85%) ITIL
2 1,555 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,505 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1,460 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1,166 (10.62%) DevOps
6 768 (6.99%) Software Engineering
7 589 (5.36%) Migration
8 534 (4.86%) Computer Science
8 534 (4.86%) Information Security
9 528 (4.81%) Project Management
10 483 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
11 476 (4.33%) Mentoring
12 472 (4.30%) Project Delivery
13 441 (4.02%) Scrum
14 416 (3.79%) Test Automation
15 414 (3.77%) Change Management
16 409 (3.72%) Service Management
17 408 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 396 (3.61%) Incident Management
19 389 (3.54%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2,067 (18.82%) SQL
2 2,007 (18.27%) PowerShell
3 1,267 (11.54%) C#
4 1,160 (10.56%) Python
5 767 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 661 (6.02%) Java
7 573 (5.22%) Bash Shell
8 530 (4.83%) C++
9 359 (3.27%) C
10 315 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 197 (1.79%) Ruby
12 187 (1.70%) Perl
13 168 (1.53%) Shell Script
14 163 (1.48%) VBScript
15 122 (1.11%) PL/SQL
15 122 (1.11%) TypeScript
16 120 (1.09%) PHP
17 106 (0.97%) VB
18 102 (0.93%) Go
18 102 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,075 (9.79%) Degree
2 948 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 582 (5.30%) Security Cleared
4 503 (4.58%) MCSE
5 402 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
6 383 (3.49%) MCSA
7 357 (3.25%) SC Cleared
8 325 (2.96%) CCNA
9 293 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 247 (2.25%) MCP
11 196 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 179 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
13 169 (1.54%) CISSP
14 150 (1.37%) DV Cleared
15 143 (1.30%) CCNP
16 100 (0.91%) MCITP
17 88 (0.80%) A+ Certification
18 77 (0.70%) CISM
19 61 (0.56%) DBS Check
20 50 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 811 (7.38%) SLA
2 263 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 259 (2.36%) QA
4 235 (2.14%) GDPR
5 99 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 65 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 43 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 27 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 23 (0.21%) BS25999
10 23 (0.21%) NIST
11 18 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 18 (0.16%) DICOM
12 17 (0.15%) COBIT
13 12 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (0.091%) HL7
14 10 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 9 (0.082%) NCSC
16 8 (0.073%) PMO
17 5 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 4,643 (42.27%) Active Directory
2 1,966 (17.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,289 (11.74%) Hyper-V
4 548 (4.99%) Docker
5 505 (4.60%) XenApp
6 444 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
7 395 (3.60%) vSphere
8 353 (3.21%) XenDesktop
9 206 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
10 152 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
11 114 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
12 92 (0.84%) Firmware
13 78 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
14 68 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 66 (0.60%) BitLocker
16 59 (0.54%) VirtualBox
17 58 (0.53%) NFS
18 50 (0.46%) Terminal Server
18 50 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
19 48 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,399 (12.74%) SCCM
2 513 (4.67%) Ansible
3 469 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 411 (3.74%) Kubernetes
5 384 (3.50%) Terraform
6 352 (3.20%) Puppet
7 317 (2.89%) SCOM
8 249 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
9 237 (2.16%) WSUS
10 147 (1.34%) Nagios
11 138 (1.26%) vCenter Server
12 111 (1.01%) Backup Exec
13 83 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
14 77 (0.70%) SCVMM
14 77 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
15 72 (0.66%) Grafana
16 66 (0.60%) NetBackup
17 54 (0.49%) ZABBIX
18 53 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
19 50 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4,880 (44.43%) Microsoft
2 3,050 (27.77%) VMware
3 1,302 (11.85%) Citrix
4 1,261 (11.48%) Cisco
5 608 (5.54%) Oracle
6 576 (5.24%) HP
7 372 (3.39%) Dell
8 321 (2.92%) Veeam
9 317 (2.89%) Apple
10 297 (2.70%) Red Hat
11 288 (2.62%) Google
12 222 (2.02%) NetApp
13 215 (1.96%) IBM
14 205 (1.87%) ServiceNow
15 194 (1.77%) EMC
16 168 (1.53%) Meraki
17 156 (1.42%) Splunk
18 150 (1.37%) McAfee
19 149 (1.36%) Juniper
20 141 (1.28%) Sophos