Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 25 24
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2,181 842 740
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 7.54% 9.77% 9.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.77% 44.72% 51.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,769 753 635
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,629 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £41,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -18.80% +11.43%
75th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £74,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -3.61%

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 4,566 1,883 1,437
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.78% 21.84% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,709 1,714 1,270
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04% +4.55%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 5 December 2021.

Windows salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 1,022 (46.86%) Azure
2 929 (42.60%) Microsoft
3 919 (42.14%) Windows Server
4 765 (35.08%) Active Directory
5 678 (31.09%) Microsoft 365
6 614 (28.15%) Social Skills
7 573 (26.27%) Linux
8 531 (24.35%) DevOps
9 529 (24.25%) VMware
10 494 (22.65%) SQL
11 454 (20.82%) AWS
12 420 (19.26%) SQL Server
13 415 (19.03%) PowerShell
14 346 (15.86%) Firewall
15 344 (15.77%) VMware Infrastructure
16 326 (14.95%) Finance
17 317 (14.53%) Windows 10
18 301 (13.80%) Agile Software Development
19 285 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 274 (12.56%) Migration
21 273 (12.52%) Degree
22 265 (12.15%) C#
23 260 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
24 256 (11.74%) ITIL
25 254 (11.65%) Oracle
26 252 (11.55%) .NET
27 244 (11.19%) Git (software)
28 231 (10.59%) Terraform
29 224 (10.27%) DNS
30 222 (10.18%) Microsoft Intune

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
1 177 (8.12%) SharePoint
2 162 (7.43%) IIS
3 97 (4.45%) MS Exchange
4 73 (3.35%) CMS
5 65 (2.98%) Umbraco
6 63 (2.89%) Sitecore CMS
7 54 (2.48%) EPiServer
7 54 (2.48%) Headless CMS
7 54 (2.48%) Kentico
8 30 (1.38%) Apache
9 29 (1.33%) Confluence
10 27 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.69%) WordPress
13 14 (0.64%) Skype for Business
14 11 (0.50%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.41%) nginx
15 9 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 137 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.14%) InVision
9 3 (0.14%) Sketch
10 2 (0.092%) InDesign
11 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 78 (3.58%) Oracle Clinical
2 13 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.50%) Sentinel
4 9 (0.41%) Sage 200
5 8 (0.37%) Workfront
6 7 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.18%) MetaTrader
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.14%) Maximo
10 2 (0.092%) Magento
10 2 (0.092%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.092%) Shopify
11 1 (0.046%) Carpe Diem
11 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
11 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.046%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,022 (46.86%) Azure
2 678 (31.09%) Microsoft 365
3 454 (20.82%) AWS
4 197 (9.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 162 (7.43%) IaaS
6 148 (6.79%) SaaS
7 107 (4.91%) GCP
8 103 (4.72%) PaaS
9 82 (3.76%) Serverless
10 70 (3.21%) OneDrive
11 68 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 50 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
13 36 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
14 30 (1.38%) GitHub
14 30 (1.38%) Power Platform
15 28 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 22 (1.01%) Mimecast
18 21 (0.96%) Amazon S3
19 20 (0.92%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 346 (15.86%) Firewall
2 224 (10.27%) DNS
3 195 (8.94%) VPN
4 150 (6.88%) DHCP
5 127 (5.82%) LAN
5 127 (5.82%) WAN
6 113 (5.18%) TCP/IP
7 101 (4.63%) SAN
8 79 (3.62%) VLAN
9 65 (2.98%) Wi-Fi
10 50 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
11 49 (2.25%) Unified Communications
12 48 (2.20%) VoIP
13 47 (2.15%) NAS
14 38 (1.74%) Network Security
15 32 (1.47%) Wireless
16 28 (1.28%) Internet
17 25 (1.15%) SSL
18 24 (1.10%) HTTP
18 24 (1.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 122 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 94 (4.31%) MySQL
4 81 (3.71%) RDBMS
5 41 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
6 36 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (1.42%) MongoDB
8 30 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 30 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 27 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 23 (1.05%) Power BI
11 20 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (0.78%) Redis
14 15 (0.69%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.69%) MariaDB
15 14 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
16 13 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 244 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 112 (5.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 94 (4.31%) TeamCity
4 77 (3.53%) JIRA
5 75 (3.44%) Visual Studio
6 68 (3.12%) Jenkins
7 56 (2.57%) ReSharper
8 32 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 26 (1.19%) GitLab
10 15 (0.69%) PhpStorm
10 15 (0.69%) Subversion
11 14 (0.64%) MSBuild
12 13 (0.60%) Terragrunt
13 12 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.55%) Cypress.io
13 12 (0.55%) Gradle
14 11 (0.50%) SonarQube
14 11 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.46%) Maven
15 10 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
General
1 614 (28.15%) Social Skills
2 326 (14.95%) Finance
3 144 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (4.63%) Public Sector
5 98 (4.49%) Retail
6 92 (4.22%) Presentation Skills
7 78 (3.58%) Banking
8 52 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 49 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 45 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
11 41 (1.88%) Automotive
12 39 (1.79%) Marketing
13 38 (1.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 37 (1.70%) Law
15 29 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 27 (1.24%) Advertising
16 27 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
17 20 (0.92%) Legal
18 19 (0.87%) French Language
19 16 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 265 (12.15%) Developer
2 227 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 194 (8.90%) Analyst
4 177 (8.12%) Architect
5 170 (7.79%) Consultant
6 165 (7.57%) Azure Engineer
7 157 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 134 (6.14%) .NET Developer
9 132 (6.05%) Support Engineer
10 117 (5.36%) Cloud Engineer
11 105 (4.81%) IT Engineer
12 99 (4.54%) IT Support
13 80 (3.67%) IT Analyst
14 75 (3.44%) Platform Engineer
15 72 (3.30%) Support Analyst
15 72 (3.30%) Technical Consultant
16 70 (3.21%) Data Manager
17 68 (3.12%) IT Manager
18 65 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
19 64 (2.93%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (11.55%) .NET
2 171 (7.84%) Web Services
3 126 (5.78%) CSS
4 123 (5.64%) HTML
5 117 (5.36%) ASP.NET
6 99 (4.54%) .NET Core
7 72 (3.30%) React
8 70 (3.21%) AngularJS
9 59 (2.71%) HTML5
10 58 (2.66%) JSON
10 58 (2.66%) XML
11 56 (2.57%) CSS3
12 52 (2.38%) REST
13 49 (2.25%) RESTful
14 44 (2.02%) jQuery
15 34 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (1.51%) .NET Framework
17 28 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 24 (1.10%) Node.js
19 23 (1.05%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.45%) Data Centre
2 195 (8.94%) Public Cloud
3 133 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 119 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (2.71%) Replication
6 52 (2.38%) Clustering
7 44 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (1.93%) User Experience
9 39 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 39 (1.79%) Mainframe
10 35 (1.60%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 27 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
13 26 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
14 23 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
16 19 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.87%) e-Health
17 18 (0.83%) Cloud Native
18 15 (0.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 919 (42.14%) Windows Server
2 573 (26.27%) Linux
3 317 (14.53%) Windows 10
4 128 (5.87%) Unix
5 121 (5.55%) Windows Server 2019
6 120 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (3.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 75 (3.44%) Apple iOS
9 73 (3.35%) Android
10 54 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 51 (2.34%) Windows 7
13 47 (2.15%) Mac OS
14 42 (1.93%) zOS
15 34 (1.56%) CentOS
16 32 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
17 29 (1.33%) Debian
18 19 (0.87%) Solaris
18 19 (0.87%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (24.35%) DevOps
2 301 (13.80%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 274 (12.56%) Migration
5 260 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
6 256 (11.74%) ITIL
7 197 (9.03%) Presales
8 185 (8.48%) Project Management
9 160 (7.34%) Infrastructure as Code
10 129 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
11 127 (5.82%) SDLC
12 125 (5.73%) Computer Science
13 124 (5.69%) MVC
14 122 (5.59%) Test Automation
15 121 (5.55%) Scrum
16 108 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
16 108 (4.95%) Data Privacy
17 107 (4.91%) Mentoring
17 107 (4.91%) Software Engineering
18 104 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 494 (22.65%) SQL
2 415 (19.03%) PowerShell
3 265 (12.15%) C#
4 219 (10.04%) Python
5 213 (9.77%) JavaScript
6 146 (6.69%) Java
7 91 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 75 (3.44%) C++
9 70 (3.21%) PHP
10 55 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 47 (2.15%) Ruby
12 41 (1.88%) Assembly Language
13 39 (1.79%) COBOL
14 37 (1.70%) Go
15 34 (1.56%) C
16 30 (1.38%) Perl
17 29 (1.33%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.15%) Shell Script
19 24 (1.10%) TypeScript
20 20 (0.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 273 (12.52%) Degree
2 128 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 125 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 108 (4.95%) SC Cleared
5 72 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 67 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (2.98%) AWS Certification
8 56 (2.57%) MCSE
9 51 (2.34%) CISSP
10 48 (2.20%) CCNA
11 45 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (1.38%) MCSA
13 20 (0.92%) CISM
13 20 (0.92%) DBS Check
13 20 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
14 18 (0.83%) CCNP
15 17 (0.78%) CISA
16 16 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 14 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.72%) SLA
2 92 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (3.71%) QA
4 78 (3.58%) Good Clinical Practice
5 58 (2.66%) Accessibility
6 57 (2.61%) GDPR
7 44 (2.02%) PCI DSS
8 36 (1.65%) NIST
9 29 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.50%) GRC
10 11 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 11 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.46%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
12 8 (0.37%) ISO 31000
12 8 (0.37%) NCSC
12 8 (0.37%) PMO
13 6 (0.28%) HL7
13 6 (0.28%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 765 (35.08%) Active Directory
2 344 (15.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 159 (7.29%) Docker
5 100 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
6 96 (4.40%) vSphere
7 71 (3.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 47 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (1.74%) XenApp
10 27 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 19 (0.87%) KVM
13 17 (0.78%) BitLocker
14 16 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.46%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.37%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.28%) Firmware
18 6 (0.28%) iptables
18 6 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 231 (10.59%) Terraform
2 222 (10.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 198 (9.08%) SCCM
4 140 (6.42%) Ansible
5 126 (5.78%) Kubernetes
6 81 (3.71%) Puppet
7 78 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
8 40 (1.83%) Grafana
8 40 (1.83%) WSUS
9 31 (1.42%) Nagios
9 31 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
10 26 (1.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 23 (1.05%) SCOM
12 22 (1.01%) Prometheus
13 18 (0.83%) Rancher
14 16 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
14 16 (0.73%) vCenter Server
15 15 (0.69%) AirWatch
15 15 (0.69%) ZABBIX
16 14 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 929 (42.60%) Microsoft
2 529 (24.25%) VMware
3 254 (11.65%) Oracle
4 176 (8.07%) Cisco
5 131 (6.01%) Citrix
6 95 (4.36%) Google
7 82 (3.76%) HP
7 82 (3.76%) Veeam
8 68 (3.12%) Splunk
9 63 (2.89%) Apple
9 63 (2.89%) IBM
9 63 (2.89%) Sitecore
10 59 (2.71%) ServiceNow
11 58 (2.66%) EnterpriseDB
12 55 (2.52%) Dell
13 53 (2.43%) Sophos
14 50 (2.29%) Meraki
15 48 (2.20%) Red Hat
16 42 (1.93%) NetApp
17 30 (1.38%) EMC