Windows Jobs with Work from Home Options

Microsoft Windows
UK > Work from Home

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent remote or hybrid work requiring Windows skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Windows over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 24 28 46
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,512 2,860 5,822
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 7.96% 8.35% 7.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.11% 54.39% 41.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,965 2,331 3,988
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,750 £34,314
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £60,918 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £40,500 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -7.95% - -2.22%

All Operating Systems
Work from Home

Windows falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with remote or hybrid options requiring operating system skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4,250 5,258 14,120
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 13.47% 15.34% 17.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,147 3,995 7,762
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £65,603 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £46,293 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.82% - +5.00%

Windows
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Windows trend for jobs with a WFH option

Windows
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Windows.

Windows salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Windows
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Windows over the 6 months to 17 July 2024.

Windows salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Windows
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 394 (15.68%) Microsoft Exchange
2 248 (9.87%) SharePoint
3 119 (4.74%) IIS
4 95 (3.78%) Apache
5 42 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 21 (0.84%) Confluence
8 18 (0.72%) CMS
9 11 (0.44%) nginx
9 11 (0.44%) Tuxedo
10 7 (0.28%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.16%) WordPress
13 3 (0.12%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.12%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.12%) JBoss
13 3 (0.12%) Orchard CMS
13 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 273 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.32%) Trello
6 7 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.080%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.080%) CATIA
9 2 (0.080%) NASTRAN
9 2 (0.080%) Simulink
9 2 (0.080%) Sketch
9 2 (0.080%) Windchill
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.040%) InDesign
10 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.43%) NEC Housing
2 20 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
4 12 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.20%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.080%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.080%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.080%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.040%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.040%) Endur
9 1 (0.040%) Findur
9 1 (0.040%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 1,066 (42.44%) Azure
2 987 (39.29%) Microsoft 365
3 410 (16.32%) Entra ID
4 273 (10.87%) AWS
5 109 (4.34%) IaaS
6 94 (3.74%) SaaS
7 76 (3.03%) Amazon S3
8 74 (2.95%) Azure DevOps
9 71 (2.83%) OneDrive
10 62 (2.47%) Power Platform
11 53 (2.11%) Azure Monitor
11 53 (2.11%) GCP
12 51 (2.03%) GitHub
13 48 (1.91%) Nutanix
14 46 (1.83%) PaaS
15 44 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
16 36 (1.43%) Azure Storage
17 30 (1.19%) Mimecast
17 30 (1.19%) WhatsApp
18 25 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 529 (21.06%) Firewall
2 442 (17.60%) DNS
3 289 (11.50%) DHCP
4 232 (9.24%) VPN
5 221 (8.80%) WAN
6 199 (7.92%) TCP/IP
7 192 (7.64%) LAN
8 162 (6.45%) Internet
9 131 (5.21%) Wi-Fi
10 127 (5.06%) SAN
11 103 (4.10%) Wireless
12 96 (3.82%) VLAN
13 73 (2.91%) VoIP
14 65 (2.59%) SNMP
15 63 (2.51%) Network Security
16 56 (2.23%) IPsec
17 47 (1.87%) SD-WAN
18 45 (1.79%) NAS
19 42 (1.67%) SSL
20 39 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 95 (3.78%) MongoDB
3 65 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 63 (2.51%) MySQL
5 57 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 56 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
7 55 (2.19%) Oracle Database
8 54 (2.15%) DB2
9 46 (1.83%) Power BI
10 29 (1.15%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
13 25 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.56%) Redis
16 12 (0.48%) BigQuery
16 12 (0.48%) Data Hub
16 12 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (3.11%) Git
2 67 (2.67%) JIRA
3 40 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 35 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 27 (1.07%) GitLab
6 21 (0.84%) Artifactory
7 17 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 16 (0.64%) CMake
8 16 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (0.64%) Subversion
9 14 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.40%) Trac
11 9 (0.36%) MSI
11 9 (0.36%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.32%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.28%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.24%) CircleCI
14 6 (0.24%) Cypress.io
14 6 (0.24%) Postman
14 6 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 694 (27.63%) Social Skills
2 520 (20.70%) Finance
3 267 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
4 183 (7.29%) Public Sector
5 93 (3.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 89 (3.54%) Law
7 87 (3.46%) Retail
8 79 (3.14%) Banking
8 79 (3.14%) Legal
9 69 (2.75%) Marketing
10 58 (2.31%) Telecoms
11 56 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
12 47 (1.87%) Police
13 45 (1.79%) Electronics
14 41 (1.63%) Games
15 39 (1.55%) Documentation Skills
16 38 (1.51%) Manufacturing
17 36 (1.43%) Local Government
18 35 (1.39%) Advertising
19 27 (1.07%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 435 (17.32%) Senior
2 397 (15.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 329 (13.10%) Analyst
4 246 (9.79%) Support Engineer
5 240 (9.55%) IT Support
6 238 (9.47%) IT Engineer
7 174 (6.93%) Lead
8 156 (6.21%) Consultant
9 154 (6.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 153 (6.09%) Developer
11 123 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
12 120 (4.78%) Software Engineer
13 118 (4.70%) Support Analyst
14 113 (4.50%) IT Analyst
15 105 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
16 83 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
17 81 (3.22%) Applications Support
18 75 (2.99%) IT Manager
19 74 (2.95%) Azure Engineer
20 71 (2.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (6.17%) .NET
2 79 (3.14%) HTML
3 76 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
4 65 (2.59%) CSS
5 63 (2.51%) YAML
6 62 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 62 (2.47%) REST
7 53 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 52 (2.07%) Web Services
9 50 (1.99%) WPF
10 48 (1.91%) AngularJS
11 45 (1.79%) React
12 39 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 37 (1.47%) WinForms
14 33 (1.31%) Vue
15 32 (1.27%) XML
16 31 (1.23%) ARM Templates
17 30 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 29 (1.15%) jQuery
19 24 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 227 (9.04%) Data Centre
2 144 (5.73%) Public Cloud
2 144 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
3 111 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 75 (2.99%) PKI
5 67 (2.67%) Clustering
5 67 (2.67%) Driving Licence
6 65 (2.59%) Onboarding
7 62 (2.47%) Replication
8 56 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 40 (1.59%) Cyberattack
10 39 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (1.47%) Private Cloud
12 35 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 35 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 33 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
14 30 (1.19%) Cloud Native
15 29 (1.15%) Cyber Threat
15 29 (1.15%) Social Media
16 28 (1.11%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 987 (39.29%) Windows Server
2 744 (29.62%) Linux
3 451 (17.95%) Windows 10
4 177 (7.05%) Unix
5 175 (6.97%) Windows Server 2016
6 154 (6.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 147 (5.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 113 (4.50%) Apple iOS
9 97 (3.86%) Android
10 92 (3.66%) Mac OS
11 75 (2.99%) Windows 7
12 62 (2.47%) VMS
13 58 (2.31%) Ubuntu
14 55 (2.19%) Data ONTAP
15 51 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (1.79%) Solaris
17 43 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 40 (1.59%) Windows 8
19 25 (1.00%) Windows Vista
20 24 (0.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (19.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 492 (19.59%) Problem-Solving
3 440 (17.52%) ITIL
4 322 (12.82%) Customer Service
5 277 (11.03%) Agile
6 266 (10.59%) DevOps
7 256 (10.19%) Cybersecurity
8 250 (9.95%) Mentoring
9 182 (7.25%) Change Management
10 177 (7.05%) Project Management
11 171 (6.81%) Software Engineering
12 156 (6.21%) Service Management
13 153 (6.09%) CI/CD
14 149 (5.93%) Migration
15 145 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
16 135 (5.37%) Roadmaps
17 134 (5.33%) Coaching
17 134 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
18 127 (5.06%) Actionable Insight
19 126 (5.02%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 426 (16.96%) PowerShell
2 374 (14.89%) SQL
3 216 (8.60%) C#
4 214 (8.52%) Python
5 107 (4.26%) Bash
6 80 (3.18%) C++
7 74 (2.95%) JavaScript
8 68 (2.71%) Java
9 48 (1.91%) VB
10 41 (1.63%) C
10 41 (1.63%) VBScript
11 39 (1.55%) T-SQL
12 33 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.00%) Perl
14 24 (0.96%) VB.NET
15 22 (0.88%) Bicep
16 21 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 21 (0.84%) TypeScript
17 20 (0.80%) ActionScript
18 19 (0.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 465 (18.51%) Degree
2 282 (11.23%) Security Cleared
3 166 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 140 (5.57%) SC Cleared
5 104 (4.14%) DV Cleared
6 76 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 69 (2.75%) Azure Certification
8 52 (2.07%) MCP
9 48 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (1.71%) CCNA
11 39 (1.55%) MCSE
12 38 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 36 (1.43%) DBS Check
14 31 (1.23%) CISSP
15 29 (1.15%) A+ Certification
16 24 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (0.92%) CISA
18 19 (0.76%) CISM
19 18 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 17 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.11%) SLA
2 69 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (2.47%) QA
4 60 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 50 (1.99%) Accessibility
6 22 (0.88%) PMO
7 21 (0.84%) GDPR
8 19 (0.76%) ITGC
8 19 (0.76%) NIST
9 17 (0.68%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.64%) SOC 2
11 15 (0.60%) Data Quality
12 10 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.36%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.28%) GRC
14 7 (0.28%) NCSC
15 6 (0.24%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.24%) MISRA
15 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,138 (45.30%) Active Directory
2 518 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 347 (13.81%) Hyper-V
4 163 (6.49%) Docker
5 108 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
6 98 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
7 95 (3.78%) vSphere
8 86 (3.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 45 (1.79%) XenApp
10 30 (1.19%) XenDesktop
11 22 (0.88%) Firmware
12 21 (0.84%) NFS
13 20 (0.80%) Terminal Services
14 17 (0.68%) VirtualBox
15 16 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.60%) OpenSSH
17 14 (0.56%) pfSense
18 11 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
19 9 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
20 7 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 313 (12.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 231 (9.20%) Ansible
3 220 (8.76%) SCCM
4 193 (7.68%) Kubernetes
5 145 (5.77%) Terraform
6 119 (4.74%) vCenter Server
7 81 (3.22%) WSUS
8 70 (2.79%) Prometheus
9 65 (2.59%) SCOM
10 64 (2.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 51 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
12 37 (1.47%) Grafana
13 35 (1.39%) Puppet
14 30 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
15 27 (1.07%) ZABBIX
16 26 (1.04%) Nagios
17 21 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
17 21 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 17 (0.68%) PowerCLI
19 15 (0.60%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 1,239 (49.32%) Microsoft
2 728 (28.98%) VMware
3 162 (6.45%) Cisco
4 148 (5.89%) Oracle
5 136 (5.41%) Citrix
6 96 (3.82%) Apple
7 91 (3.62%) Veeam
8 87 (3.46%) Red Hat
9 84 (3.34%) Palo Alto
10 74 (2.95%) NetApp
11 72 (2.87%) ServiceNow
12 68 (2.71%) Dell
12 68 (2.71%) HP
13 66 (2.63%) Meraki
14 62 (2.47%) IBM
15 54 (2.15%) SolidFire
16 48 (1.91%) Adobe
17 46 (1.83%) Google
17 46 (1.83%) SAP
18 44 (1.75%) SolarWinds