Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18,604 22,277 24,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.37% 13.38% 13.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 58.31% 56.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15,205 18,159 20,753
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,312 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -2.70%

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 31,892 38,206 44,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.93% 22.94% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25,133 30,826 35,547
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,230 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.91% +0.57% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 0 17,278 £40,000 -3.61% 3,646
UK excluding London +4 11,402 £37,500 - 3,018
London -1 6,610 £50,000 - 896
South East +1 3,877 £37,500 -5.26% 868
North of England +2 2,338 £35,000 -5.41% 685
Midlands +2 1,682 £37,500 +4.17% 443
South West +2 1,502 £35,000 -6.67% 405
North West +2 1,331 £35,000 -6.67% 394
East of England +2 1,177 £37,500 -3.06% 349
West Midlands +3 1,073 £37,500 +4.17% 271
Yorkshire -1 851 £35,000 -1.41% 231
East Midlands +3 607 £36,500 +1.39% 170
Scotland -1 513 £38,500 +10.00% 156
Wales +1 265 £36,000 +17.84% 93
North East +9 157 £36,327 +17.18% 60
Northern Ireland -6 51 £25,000 -7.41% 17
Channel Islands -2 6 £30,000 - 2
Isle of Man -4 5 £45,000 +45.16%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8,168 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 8,142 (43.76%) Active Directory
3 7,002 (37.64%) Windows Server
4 5,710 (30.69%) Office 365
5 5,014 (26.95%) VMware
6 4,889 (26.28%) Azure
7 4,755 (25.56%) Linux
8 4,124 (22.17%) Windows 10
9 3,632 (19.52%) ITIL
10 3,485 (18.73%) SQL
11 3,126 (16.80%) SQL Server
12 3,083 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2,874 (15.45%) Microsoft Office
14 2,847 (15.30%) PowerShell
15 2,808 (15.09%) Windows 7
16 2,751 (14.79%) AWS
17 2,719 (14.62%) Finance
18 2,716 (14.60%) Firewall
19 2,704 (14.53%) DNS
20 2,633 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
21 2,512 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
22 2,492 (13.39%) Cisco
23 2,434 (13.08%) Citrix
24 2,399 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
25 2,378 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 2,307 (12.40%) Hyper-V
27 2,297 (12.35%) MS Exchange
28 2,284 (12.28%) SCCM
29 2,169 (11.66%) DHCP
30 2,155 (11.58%) 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 2,297 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 1,244 (6.69%) SharePoint
3 972 (5.22%) IIS
4 697 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 627 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 612 (3.29%) Skype for Business
7 260 (1.40%) Apache
8 229 (1.23%) Confluence
9 182 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 167 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 148 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 137 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
13 98 (0.53%) nginx
14 89 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 87 (0.47%) IBM Notes
16 83 (0.45%) JBoss
17 78 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
17 78 (0.42%) WebLogic
18 77 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
19 75 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 2,874 (15.45%) Microsoft Office
2 438 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 244 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 149 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 80 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 31 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.081%) Photoshop
10 14 (0.075%) CATIA
11 13 (0.070%) Maya
12 11 (0.059%) NUKE
13 10 (0.054%) AutoCAD
14 7 (0.038%) Simulink
15 6 (0.032%) CINEMA 4D
15 6 (0.032%) MODO
16 5 (0.027%) S-PLUS
17 4 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
17 4 (0.022%) GNU Octave
17 4 (0.022%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 117 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 40 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 34 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 33 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 32 (0.17%) Elite 3E
7 26 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 20 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
9 14 (0.075%) Eikon
9 14 (0.075%) Maximo
9 14 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
9 14 (0.075%) Workfront
10 12 (0.065%) assyst
10 12 (0.065%) Sage 200
11 11 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
12 10 (0.054%) SAP Business One
13 9 (0.048%) Exchequer
13 9 (0.048%) NetSuite
13 9 (0.048%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5,710 (30.69%) Office 365
2 4,889 (26.28%) Azure
3 2,751 (14.79%) AWS
4 785 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 544 (2.92%) IaaS
6 539 (2.90%) SaaS
7 526 (2.83%) GCP
8 322 (1.73%) PaaS
9 294 (1.58%) OneDrive
10 269 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 210 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 198 (1.06%) Power Platform
13 168 (0.90%) Serverless
14 146 (0.78%) G Suite
15 145 (0.78%) GitHub
16 143 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
17 130 (0.70%) Amazon S3
18 121 (0.65%) Mimecast
19 116 (0.62%) Azure Stack
20 110 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,716 (14.60%) Firewall
2 2,704 (14.53%) DNS
3 2,169 (11.66%) DHCP
4 1,907 (10.25%) TCP/IP
5 1,564 (8.41%) WAN
6 1,545 (8.30%) LAN
7 1,124 (6.04%) VPN
8 1,045 (5.62%) SAN
9 731 (3.93%) VoIP
10 708 (3.81%) Skype
11 624 (3.35%) VLAN
12 600 (3.23%) Wireless
13 551 (2.96%) Internet
14 507 (2.73%) Network Security
15 395 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
16 350 (1.88%) NAS
17 337 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
18 232 (1.25%) HTTP
19 203 (1.09%) NetScaler
20 201 (1.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,126 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 539 (2.90%) MySQL
3 403 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 290 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 274 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 273 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 271 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
8 269 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 241 (1.30%) NoSQL
10 226 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
11 205 (1.10%) Big Data
12 174 (0.94%) Power BI
13 169 (0.91%) Oracle Database
14 145 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 139 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
16 128 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
17 127 (0.68%) RDBMS
18 118 (0.63%) MongoDB
19 108 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 102 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1,016 (5.46%) Git (software)
2 690 (3.71%) Jenkins
3 667 (3.59%) JIRA
4 539 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 457 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 367 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 320 (1.72%) TeamCity
8 266 (1.43%) Subversion
9 262 (1.41%) Selenium
10 188 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 136 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
12 125 (0.67%) Bitbucket
13 124 (0.67%) MSI
14 123 (0.66%) Cucumber
15 112 (0.60%) JMeter
16 94 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
17 84 (0.45%) NUnit
18 81 (0.44%) GitLab
19 80 (0.43%) SpecFlow
20 79 (0.42%) GoCD
General
1 2,719 (14.62%) Finance
2 689 (3.70%) Retail
3 612 (3.29%) Banking
4 520 (2.80%) Public Sector
5 513 (2.76%) Law
6 448 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 418 (2.25%) Legal
8 301 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 270 (1.45%) Marketing
10 172 (0.92%) Aerospace
11 164 (0.88%) Games
12 161 (0.87%) Advertising
13 154 (0.83%) Electronics
14 136 (0.73%) Back Office
15 117 (0.63%) Automotive
15 117 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 82 (0.44%) Front Office
17 70 (0.38%) Military
18 54 (0.29%) Publishing
19 50 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3,221 (17.31%) Analyst
2 2,104 (11.31%) Support Engineer
3 1,848 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,791 (9.63%) IT Support
5 1,571 (8.44%) Support Analyst
6 1,541 (8.28%) Developer
7 1,255 (6.75%) IT Engineer
8 1,052 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 884 (4.75%) IT Analyst
10 860 (4.62%) Consultant
11 836 (4.49%) Administrator
12 831 (4.47%) Service Analyst
13 773 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
14 762 (4.10%) Software Engineer
15 728 (3.91%) Architect
16 714 (3.84%) IT Support Engineer
17 688 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
18 642 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
19 622 (3.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 602 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,887 (10.14%) .NET
2 791 (4.25%) Web Services
3 762 (4.10%) ASP.NET
4 723 (3.89%) HTML
5 561 (3.02%) CSS
6 461 (2.48%) AngularJS
7 420 (2.26%) XML
8 408 (2.19%) .NET Framework
9 394 (2.12%) WPF
10 392 (2.11%) Node.js
11 389 (2.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 320 (1.72%) jQuery
13 313 (1.68%) WCF
14 308 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
15 303 (1.63%) REST
16 283 (1.52%) JSON
17 269 (1.45%) .NET Core
18 257 (1.38%) WinForms
19 253 (1.36%) RESTful
20 247 (1.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,147 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 1,067 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 978 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 806 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 448 (2.41%) Driving Licence
6 435 (2.34%) Public Cloud
7 376 (2.02%) Clustering
8 350 (1.88%) Replication
9 349 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
10 310 (1.67%) User Experience
11 309 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
12 307 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 240 (1.29%) iPhone
14 221 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
15 192 (1.03%) Client/Server
16 187 (1.01%) Blackberry
17 173 (0.93%) PKI
18 169 (0.91%) Algorithms
18 169 (0.91%) Smartphone
19 160 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7,002 (37.64%) Windows Server
2 4,755 (25.56%) Linux
3 4,124 (22.17%) Windows 10
4 2,808 (15.09%) Windows 7
5 2,633 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,922 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,215 (6.53%) Unix
8 746 (4.01%) Android
9 675 (3.63%) Windows 8
10 631 (3.39%) Apple iOS
11 488 (2.62%) Mac OS
12 477 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 313 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 295 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 280 (1.51%) CentOS
16 240 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 236 (1.27%) Windows XP
18 115 (0.62%) Solaris
19 112 (0.60%) AIX
20 97 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,632 (19.52%) ITIL
2 2,512 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2,399 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
4 2,378 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1,898 (10.20%) DevOps
6 1,208 (6.49%) Software Engineering
7 1,002 (5.39%) Migration
8 953 (5.12%) Mentoring
9 881 (4.74%) Computer Science
10 855 (4.60%) Service Management
11 792 (4.26%) Service Delivery
12 785 (4.22%) Project Management
13 776 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
14 774 (4.16%) Configuration Management
15 769 (4.13%) Information Security
16 747 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
17 746 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
18 733 (3.94%) Test Automation
19 659 (3.54%) Project Delivery
20 645 (3.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3,485 (18.73%) SQL
2 2,847 (15.30%) PowerShell
3 2,155 (11.58%) C#
4 1,646 (8.85%) Python
5 1,135 (6.10%) JavaScript
6 1,108 (5.96%) Java
7 911 (4.90%) C++
8 762 (4.10%) Bash Shell
9 545 (2.93%) C
10 474 (2.55%) T-SQL
11 410 (2.20%) Ruby
12 316 (1.70%) Perl
13 290 (1.56%) VB
14 259 (1.39%) Shell Script
15 255 (1.37%) PHP
16 190 (1.02%) VB.NET
17 169 (0.91%) VBScript
18 152 (0.82%) PL/SQL
19 120 (0.65%) Go
20 114 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,933 (10.39%) Degree
2 1,764 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 995 (5.35%) MCSE
4 944 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
5 936 (5.03%) Security Cleared
6 780 (4.19%) CCNA
7 767 (4.12%) MCSA
8 496 (2.67%) MCP
9 458 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 441 (2.37%) SC Cleared
11 301 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 297 (1.60%) CCNP
13 281 (1.51%) DV Cleared
14 279 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 266 (1.43%) CISSP
16 175 (0.94%) MCITP
17 165 (0.89%) A+ Certification
18 140 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
19 136 (0.73%) DBS Check
20 101 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,348 (7.25%) SLA
2 559 (3.00%) QA
3 387 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 220 (1.18%) GDPR
5 189 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 97 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 76 (0.41%) COBIT
8 68 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 59 (0.32%) NIST
10 47 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 38 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 36 (0.19%) PMO
13 34 (0.18%) WAI
14 22 (0.12%) DICOM
15 20 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 19 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 16 (0.086%) HIPAA
17 16 (0.086%) NCSC
18 14 (0.075%) ISO 22301
18 14 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 8,142 (43.76%) Active Directory
2 3,083 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,307 (12.40%) Hyper-V
4 954 (5.13%) Docker
5 765 (4.11%) XenApp
6 664 (3.57%) vSphere
7 607 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 491 (2.64%) XenDesktop
9 387 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
10 263 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
11 256 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 176 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
13 128 (0.69%) Firmware
14 116 (0.62%) Terminal Services
15 107 (0.58%) BitLocker
16 97 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 82 (0.44%) VirtualBox
18 74 (0.40%) VMware NSX
19 70 (0.38%) KVM
20 68 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 2,284 (12.28%) SCCM
2 914 (4.91%) Ansible
3 716 (3.85%) Puppet
4 666 (3.58%) Terraform
5 633 (3.40%) Kubernetes
6 589 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
7 548 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 507 (2.73%) SCOM
9 382 (2.05%) WSUS
10 216 (1.16%) Nagios
11 207 (1.11%) Backup Exec
12 155 (0.83%) vCenter Server
13 120 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
14 114 (0.61%) AirWatch
14 114 (0.61%) Consul
15 100 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 99 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
17 98 (0.53%) SCVMM
18 97 (0.52%) Grafana
19 96 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8,168 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 5,014 (26.95%) VMware
3 2,492 (13.39%) Cisco
4 2,434 (13.08%) Citrix
5 977 (5.25%) Oracle
6 911 (4.90%) HP
7 707 (3.80%) Dell
8 649 (3.49%) Apple
9 580 (3.12%) Veeam
10 469 (2.52%) Google
11 461 (2.48%) Red Hat
12 451 (2.42%) ServiceNow
13 420 (2.26%) NetApp
14 380 (2.04%) IBM
15 366 (1.97%) Splunk
16 312 (1.68%) SAP
17 279 (1.50%) EMC
18 264 (1.42%) Symantec
19 257 (1.38%) Meraki
20 246 (1.32%) SolarWinds