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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 30 23
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 5,526 2,772 901
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 7.67% 8.75% 9.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.96% 45.89% 48.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,875 2,462 721
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £34,509 £36,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% -9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%

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 WFH option and a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12,862 6,040 1,851
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.85% 19.07% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,458 5,198 1,580
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,563 £38,750 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 25 May 2022.

Windows salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, Windows job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Windows.

1 2,237 (40.48%) Azure
2 2,105 (38.09%) Microsoft
3 1,908 (34.53%) Linux
4 1,759 (31.83%) Active Directory
5 1,650 (29.86%) Windows Server
6 1,578 (28.56%) Microsoft 365
7 1,336 (24.18%) Social Skills
8 1,120 (20.27%) Agile
9 1,085 (19.63%) AWS
10 1,067 (19.31%) VMware
11 1,063 (19.24%) SQL
12 1,036 (18.75%) DevOps
13 912 (16.50%) PowerShell
14 906 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
15 861 (15.58%) Finance
16 846 (15.31%) Python
17 776 (14.04%) ITIL
18 766 (13.86%) Firewall
19 757 (13.70%) SQL Server
20 741 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 739 (13.37%) Windows 10
22 736 (13.32%) CI/CD
23 717 (12.98%) Degree
24 693 (12.54%) C#
25 677 (12.25%) DNS
26 606 (10.97%) Docker
27 604 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 592 (10.71%) .NET
29 590 (10.68%) Kubernetes
30 549 (9.93%) JavaScript

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 409 (7.40%) SharePoint
2 330 (5.97%) IIS
3 286 (5.18%) MS Exchange
4 168 (3.04%) Apache
5 111 (2.01%) Confluence
6 104 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 78 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 65 (1.18%) CMS
9 47 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 45 (0.81%) Skype for Business
11 44 (0.80%) WordPress
12 36 (0.65%) Ethereum
13 34 (0.62%) nginx
14 31 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 28 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
16 26 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
16 26 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
17 25 (0.45%) JBoss
18 23 (0.42%) Apache Spark
19 15 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 505 (9.14%) Microsoft Office
2 148 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.18%) Campfire
9 7 (0.13%) Maple
10 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.11%) InVision
10 6 (0.11%) Sketch
10 6 (0.11%) UserZoom
11 4 (0.072%) SPSS
12 3 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.036%) InCopy
13 2 (0.036%) InDesign
14 1 (0.018%) Blender
14 1 (0.018%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 46 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 46 (0.83%) Oracle Clinical
2 33 (0.60%) Sentinel
3 21 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 17 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.22%) Temenos T24
6 10 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.090%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.054%) Eikon
9 3 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.054%) Workfront
10 2 (0.036%) BambooHR
10 2 (0.036%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.036%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.036%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.018%) MultiFonds
11 1 (0.018%) RMDS
11 1 (0.018%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2,237 (40.48%) Azure
2 1,578 (28.56%) Microsoft 365
3 1,085 (19.63%) AWS
4 459 (8.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 423 (7.65%) SaaS
6 324 (5.86%) GCP
7 309 (5.59%) GitHub
8 263 (4.76%) IaaS
9 251 (4.54%) PaaS
10 167 (3.02%) OneDrive
11 150 (2.71%) Serverless
12 132 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
13 116 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 94 (1.70%) Amazon S3
15 88 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
16 81 (1.47%) Power Platform
17 74 (1.34%) Google Workspace
18 73 (1.32%) OpenShift
18 73 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 70 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 766 (13.86%) Firewall
2 677 (12.25%) DNS
3 472 (8.54%) DHCP
4 380 (6.88%) TCP/IP
5 378 (6.84%) VPN
6 351 (6.35%) WAN
7 340 (6.15%) LAN
8 231 (4.18%) SAN
9 191 (3.46%) Internet
10 174 (3.15%) VoIP
11 172 (3.11%) VLAN
12 156 (2.82%) Network Security
12 156 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
13 121 (2.19%) Wireless
14 117 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
15 107 (1.94%) HTTP
16 66 (1.19%) SSL
17 60 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
17 60 (1.09%) NAS
18 57 (1.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 757 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 280 (5.07%) MySQL
3 192 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 171 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 123 (2.23%) Oracle Database
6 117 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
7 107 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 101 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 97 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 94 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 88 (1.59%) InfluxDB
12 73 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
13 59 (1.07%) Big Data
14 58 (1.05%) Power BI
15 54 (0.98%) Tableau
16 52 (0.94%) Data Mining
16 52 (0.94%) Hadoop
17 49 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 46 (0.83%) NoSQL
19 44 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 502 (9.08%) Git (software)
2 330 (5.97%) Jenkins
3 287 (5.19%) JIRA
4 179 (3.24%) GitLab
5 110 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 102 (1.85%) Bitbucket
7 99 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 91 (1.65%) Selenium
9 88 (1.59%) TeamCity
10 74 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 63 (1.14%) IDA Disassembler
12 62 (1.12%) Travis CI
13 57 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 53 (0.96%) SonarQube
15 47 (0.85%) Cypress.io
16 46 (0.83%) Maven
17 45 (0.81%) webpack
18 44 (0.80%) Cucumber
19 43 (0.78%) Appium
20 40 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 1,336 (24.18%) Social Skills
2 861 (15.58%) Finance
3 513 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 348 (6.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 264 (4.78%) Retail
6 257 (4.65%) Public Sector
7 221 (4.00%) Law
8 202 (3.66%) Games
9 167 (3.02%) Banking
10 156 (2.82%) Marketing
11 148 (2.68%) Telecoms
12 147 (2.66%) Legal
13 130 (2.35%) Manufacturing
14 129 (2.33%) Electronics
15 125 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
16 111 (2.01%) Presentation Skills
17 89 (1.61%) Advertising
18 81 (1.47%) Publishing
19 79 (1.43%) Back Office
20 73 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 709 (12.83%) Analyst
2 634 (11.47%) Developer
3 453 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 443 (8.02%) Support Engineer
5 357 (6.46%) IT Support
6 356 (6.44%) DevOps Engineer
7 352 (6.37%) Software Engineer
8 335 (6.06%) IT Engineer
8 335 (6.06%) Support Analyst
9 231 (4.18%) Cloud Engineer
10 190 (3.44%) Consultant
11 185 (3.35%) Administrator
12 177 (3.20%) Applications Support
13 169 (3.06%) IT Analyst
13 169 (3.06%) IT Support Engineer
14 166 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
15 156 (2.82%) Senior Developer
16 152 (2.75%) Architect
17 150 (2.71%) .NET Developer
18 140 (2.53%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (10.71%) .NET
2 311 (5.63%) HTML
3 276 (4.99%) React
4 239 (4.33%) CSS
5 190 (3.44%) Web Services
6 188 (3.40%) Node.js
7 163 (2.95%) REST
8 153 (2.77%) AngularJS
9 139 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
10 135 (2.44%) ASP.NET
11 128 (2.32%) .NET Core
12 118 (2.14%) JSON
13 112 (2.03%) XML
14 109 (1.97%) Kafka
15 104 (1.88%) SOAP
16 100 (1.81%) .NET Framework
17 95 (1.72%) Qt
18 88 (1.59%) RESTful
19 86 (1.56%) HTML5
20 82 (1.48%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 301 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
2 289 (5.23%) Public Cloud
3 273 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 262 (4.74%) User Experience
5 217 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 155 (2.80%) Cyberattack
7 138 (2.50%) Virtual Team
8 131 (2.37%) Smartphone
9 128 (2.32%) Cloud Native
10 122 (2.21%) Mobile App
11 115 (2.08%) Replication
12 111 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
13 101 (1.83%) Cyber Defence
14 100 (1.81%) Blog
14 100 (1.81%) Clustering
15 96 (1.74%) Private Cloud
16 87 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
17 86 (1.56%) Driving Licence
18 83 (1.50%) Algorithms
19 80 (1.45%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 1,908 (34.53%) Linux
2 1,650 (29.86%) Windows Server
3 739 (13.37%) Windows 10
4 405 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 382 (6.91%) Android
6 356 (6.44%) Unix
7 331 (5.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 273 (4.94%) Apple iOS
9 220 (3.98%) Mac OS
9 220 (3.98%) Windows Server 2019
10 139 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 124 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 106 (1.92%) Windows 7
13 90 (1.63%) Ubuntu
14 88 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 78 (1.41%) CentOS
16 70 (1.27%) Solaris
17 61 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
18 56 (1.01%) zOS
19 48 (0.87%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,120 (20.27%) Agile
2 1,036 (18.75%) DevOps
3 906 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
4 776 (14.04%) ITIL
5 736 (13.32%) CI/CD
6 604 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 547 (9.90%) Software Engineering
8 496 (8.98%) Test Automation
9 447 (8.09%) Mentoring
10 436 (7.89%) Scrum
11 431 (7.80%) Migration
12 421 (7.62%) Computer Science
13 393 (7.11%) Infrastructure as Code
14 369 (6.68%) Project Management
15 362 (6.55%) Cybersecurity
16 329 (5.95%) SDLC
17 302 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
18 297 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
19 280 (5.07%) Analytics
20 267 (4.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,063 (19.24%) SQL
2 912 (16.50%) PowerShell
3 846 (15.31%) Python
4 693 (12.54%) C#
5 549 (9.93%) JavaScript
6 512 (9.27%) Java
7 369 (6.68%) Bash
8 357 (6.46%) C++
9 161 (2.91%) TypeScript
10 152 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 148 (2.68%) Ruby
12 129 (2.33%) Go
13 108 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 105 (1.90%) Perl
15 78 (1.41%) C
16 74 (1.34%) PHP
17 52 (0.94%) Groovy
18 45 (0.81%) PL/SQL
19 42 (0.76%) VB
20 39 (0.71%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 717 (12.98%) Degree
2 337 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 277 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 234 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 189 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 122 (2.21%) MCSE
7 106 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 99 (1.79%) CCNA
9 96 (1.74%) MCSA
10 90 (1.63%) CISSP
11 78 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
12 67 (1.21%) AWS Certification
13 65 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 64 (1.16%) DBS Check
15 61 (1.10%) DV Cleared
16 57 (1.03%) MCP
17 55 (1.00%) PhD
18 37 (0.67%) PMI Certification
19 32 (0.58%) CCNP
20 30 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (6.66%) QA
2 298 (5.39%) SLA
3 180 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 131 (2.37%) GDPR
5 98 (1.77%) Accessibility
6 90 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 64 (1.16%) NIST
8 57 (1.03%) PCI DSS
9 46 (0.83%) Good Clinical Practice
10 36 (0.65%) ISO 9001
11 26 (0.47%) HL7
12 21 (0.38%) NCSC
13 20 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 15 (0.27%) SOC 2
15 14 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 13 (0.24%) HIPAA
17 12 (0.22%) PMO
18 11 (0.20%) Data Quality
19 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 8 (0.14%) HITRUST
System Software
1 1,759 (31.83%) Active Directory
2 741 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 606 (10.97%) Docker
4 384 (6.95%) Hyper-V
5 169 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
6 163 (2.95%) vSphere
7 130 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 121 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
9 90 (1.63%) XenApp
10 66 (1.19%) XenDesktop
11 55 (1.00%) Firmware
12 38 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
13 37 (0.67%) Terminal Services
14 34 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 32 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 32 (0.58%) VMware NSX
16 31 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
17 29 (0.52%) NFS
18 27 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 26 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 590 (10.68%) Kubernetes
2 539 (9.75%) Terraform
3 448 (8.11%) Ansible
4 404 (7.31%) SCCM
5 345 (6.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 152 (2.75%) Puppet
7 139 (2.52%) Grafana
8 113 (2.04%) WSUS
9 108 (1.95%) Prometheus
10 107 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
11 89 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
12 86 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 74 (1.34%) SCOM
14 63 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
15 59 (1.07%) vCenter Server
16 58 (1.05%) Nagios
17 43 (0.78%) Packer
18 38 (0.69%) Kibana
19 34 (0.62%) SCSM
20 31 (0.56%) Graphite
Vendors
1 2,105 (38.09%) Microsoft
2 1,067 (19.31%) VMware
3 458 (8.29%) Oracle
4 391 (7.08%) Cisco
5 374 (6.77%) Citrix
6 314 (5.68%) Google
7 245 (4.43%) Apple
8 175 (3.17%) HP
9 173 (3.13%) Veeam
10 139 (2.52%) Red Hat
11 117 (2.12%) IBM
12 111 (2.01%) Dell
13 108 (1.95%) ServiceNow
14 105 (1.90%) Splunk
15 96 (1.74%) SolarWinds
15 96 (1.74%) Sophos
16 85 (1.54%) Atlassian
17 76 (1.38%) SAP
18 72 (1.30%) Meraki
19 59 (1.07%) EMC