Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 24 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,052 669 611
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.03% 9.14% 8.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.38% 52.43% 45.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,894 1,131 1,110
Median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £27,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 2,318 1,276 1,349
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 22.11% 17.44% 18.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,087 1,121 1,195
Median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £34,000 £33,469
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 16 January 2021.

Windows salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, Windows job roles required the following IT 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.

1 591 (56.18%) Microsoft
2 580 (55.13%) Azure
3 383 (36.41%) Windows Server
4 375 (35.65%) Active Directory
5 326 (30.99%) VMware
6 318 (30.23%) SQL
7 304 (28.90%) Office 365
8 303 (28.80%) DevOps
9 266 (25.29%) Linux
10 214 (20.34%) SQL Server
11 201 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 183 (17.40%) Migration
13 179 (17.02%) PowerShell
14 173 (16.44%) Infrastructure as Code
15 164 (15.59%) Oracle
16 160 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
17 158 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
18 155 (14.73%) Hyper-V
18 155 (14.73%) AWS
19 152 (14.45%) Firewall
20 150 (14.26%) C#
21 141 (13.40%) Cisco
21 141 (13.40%) Windows 10
22 133 (12.64%) DNS
23 130 (12.36%) Citrix
24 129 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 127 (12.07%) Data Security
26 119 (11.31%) .NET
26 119 (11.31%) EnterpriseDB
27 118 (11.22%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 103 (9.79%) SharePoint
2 80 (7.60%) MS Exchange
3 74 (7.03%) IIS
4 26 (2.47%) CMS
5 25 (2.38%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (1.81%) Umbraco
8 17 (1.62%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.52%) Confluence
9 16 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (1.43%) WordPress
11 14 (1.33%) EPiServer
11 14 (1.33%) Kentico
12 12 (1.14%) Apache
13 11 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.48%) JBoss
15 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 81 (7.70%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 20 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.33%) nopCommerce
3 10 (0.95%) Workfront
4 9 (0.86%) iTrent
4 9 (0.86%) Northgate Housing
5 8 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.38%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.19%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 580 (55.13%) Azure
2 304 (28.90%) Office 365
3 155 (14.73%) AWS
4 118 (11.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 88 (8.37%) IaaS
6 72 (6.84%) PaaS
7 61 (5.80%) SaaS
8 30 (2.85%) OneDrive
9 24 (2.28%) GitHub
10 23 (2.19%) Power Platform
11 18 (1.71%) Mimecast
11 18 (1.71%) Slack
12 17 (1.62%) GCP
13 15 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 10 (0.95%) CloudFront
15 10 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.95%) G Suite
16 9 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (0.86%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 152 (14.45%) Firewall
2 133 (12.64%) DNS
3 98 (9.32%) LAN
4 97 (9.22%) WAN
5 90 (8.56%) SAN
6 87 (8.27%) DHCP
6 87 (8.27%) VPN
7 75 (7.13%) TCP/IP
8 49 (4.66%) VoIP
9 43 (4.09%) Network Security
9 43 (4.09%) VLAN
10 33 (3.14%) Skype
11 30 (2.85%) Unified Communications
12 25 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (1.90%) PBX
14 19 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (1.71%) NAS
16 16 (1.52%) NetScaler
17 15 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 23 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (1.81%) MySQL
4 19 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (1.62%) NoSQL
5 17 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 11 (1.05%) SAP BW
9 11 (1.05%) SAP HANA
10 10 (0.95%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.76%) Big Data
12 7 (0.67%) Power BI
13 6 (0.57%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 64 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 40 (3.80%) TeamCity
3 38 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 35 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 33 (3.14%) JIRA
6 31 (2.95%) Bitbucket
7 24 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (2.28%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.95%) Selenium
9 9 (0.86%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.67%) MSI
11 5 (0.48%) JMeter
11 5 (0.48%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.48%) TestRail
11 5 (0.48%) WiX
12 4 (0.38%) GitLab
12 4 (0.38%) Metasploit
12 4 (0.38%) NUnit
13 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (8.46%) Finance
2 29 (2.76%) Law
3 28 (2.66%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.47%) Banking
4 26 (2.47%) Games
5 19 (1.81%) Retail
6 17 (1.62%) Legal
7 13 (1.24%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.14%) Marketing
9 10 (0.95%) German Language
10 9 (0.86%) Social Housing
11 8 (0.76%) Advertising
12 7 (0.67%) Billing
12 7 (0.67%) Local Government
13 6 (0.57%) Back Office
13 6 (0.57%) Military
13 6 (0.57%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.48%) International Banking
15 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 181 (17.21%) Azure Engineer
2 128 (12.17%) Platform Engineer
3 122 (11.60%) Developer
4 120 (11.41%) Analyst
5 105 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 86 (8.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 66 (6.27%) Support Engineer
8 58 (5.51%) Consultant
9 55 (5.23%) IT Engineer
10 47 (4.47%) Architect
11 45 (4.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 44 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
13 40 (3.80%) Senior Developer
14 38 (3.61%) Support Analyst
15 37 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
15 37 (3.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 37 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
16 36 (3.42%) IT Analyst
17 34 (3.23%) IT Support
18 30 (2.85%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (11.31%) .NET
2 66 (6.27%) CSS
3 65 (6.18%) HTML
4 52 (4.94%) ASP.NET
5 50 (4.75%) Web Services
6 36 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 32 (3.04%) AngularJS
8 30 (2.85%) .NET Core
9 29 (2.76%) jQuery
10 28 (2.66%) React
11 26 (2.47%) .NET Framework
11 26 (2.47%) REST
12 25 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (2.19%) JSON
14 22 (2.09%) Sass
15 21 (2.00%) Node.js
16 19 (1.81%) Entity Framework
16 19 (1.81%) XML
17 18 (1.71%) WPF
18 16 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 56 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.28%) User Experience
4 37 (3.52%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (2.19%) Client/Server
9 23 (2.19%) PKI
10 21 (2.00%) NHS
11 18 (1.71%) Clustering
12 15 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.24%) Driving Licence
14 10 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 9 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.86%) PlayStation
15 9 (0.86%) Replication
16 8 (0.76%) EMC VNXe
16 8 (0.76%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 383 (36.41%) Windows Server
2 266 (25.29%) Linux
3 141 (13.40%) Windows 10
4 92 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (7.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 57 (5.42%) Windows Server 2019
7 45 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (2.57%) Windows 7
9 25 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (2.38%) Unix
10 24 (2.28%) CentOS
11 17 (1.62%) VMS
12 16 (1.52%) Android
13 10 (0.95%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.76%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.67%) AIX
15 7 (0.67%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (28.80%) DevOps
2 183 (17.40%) Migration
3 173 (16.44%) Infrastructure as Code
4 160 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
6 129 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 127 (12.07%) Data Security
8 112 (10.65%) ITIL
9 107 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (5.42%) Scrum
11 54 (5.13%) Configuration Management
11 54 (5.13%) MVC
11 54 (5.13%) Software Engineering
12 52 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
13 51 (4.85%) Presales
13 51 (4.85%) Project Management
14 44 (4.18%) Project Delivery
15 41 (3.90%) Information Security
16 39 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
17 38 (3.61%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 318 (30.23%) SQL
2 179 (17.02%) PowerShell
3 150 (14.26%) C#
4 95 (9.03%) JavaScript
5 73 (6.94%) Python
6 51 (4.85%) Java
7 45 (4.28%) T-SQL
8 44 (4.18%) C++
9 32 (3.04%) PHP
10 29 (2.76%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.00%) VB
12 20 (1.90%) Ruby
13 18 (1.71%) C
13 18 (1.71%) Perl
14 13 (1.24%) F#
15 11 (1.05%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.76%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.76%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.48%) Go
17 5 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (8.75%) Degree
3 62 (5.89%) MCSE
4 44 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (3.80%) CCNA
6 37 (3.52%) MCSA
7 35 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 31 (2.95%) MCP
9 28 (2.66%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
12 18 (1.71%) CISSP
12 18 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.05%) MCITP
13 11 (1.05%) MCTS
13 11 (1.05%) SSCP
14 10 (0.95%) CCSA
15 9 (0.86%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.86%) NCDA
15 9 (0.86%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (7.03%) SLA
2 23 (2.19%) GDPR
2 23 (2.19%) QA
3 14 (1.33%) WAI
4 11 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (0.48%) NIST
8 4 (0.38%) OpenSCAP
8 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.095%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 375 (35.65%) Active Directory
2 201 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (14.73%) Hyper-V
4 83 (7.89%) Docker
5 32 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (3.04%) XenApp
6 25 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (1.81%) vSphere
9 17 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.76%) Xen
14 6 (0.57%) KVM
14 6 (0.57%) Shibboleth
15 5 (0.48%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.38%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 4 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 104 (9.89%) SCCM
2 80 (7.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 67 (6.37%) Ansible
4 62 (5.89%) Terraform
5 57 (5.42%) Kubernetes
6 53 (5.04%) Puppet
7 40 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (1.90%) vCenter Server
9 18 (1.71%) SCOM
10 16 (1.52%) SCVMM
11 15 (1.43%) Backup Exec
11 15 (1.43%) WSUS
12 12 (1.14%) FortiGate
13 11 (1.05%) Rancher
14 10 (0.95%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.86%) Data Guard
15 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.76%) Nagios
16 8 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 591 (56.18%) Microsoft
2 326 (30.99%) VMware
3 164 (15.59%) Oracle
4 141 (13.40%) Cisco
5 130 (12.36%) Citrix
6 119 (11.31%) EnterpriseDB
7 56 (5.32%) Veeam
8 54 (5.13%) NetApp
9 41 (3.90%) Red Hat
10 36 (3.42%) Dell
11 32 (3.04%) EMC
11 32 (3.04%) HP
12 27 (2.57%) SolarWinds
13 26 (2.47%) ServiceNow
14 25 (2.38%) Meraki
14 25 (2.38%) Sophos
15 23 (2.19%) Google
16 18 (1.71%) Juniper
17 16 (1.52%) Avaya
17 16 (1.52%) SAP