Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 23 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,520 703 627
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.41% 10.04% 7.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.88% 50.76% 43.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 575 540
10th Percentile £28,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,375 £42,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £81,375
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,300 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% +1.93% +3.75%

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 3,313 1,385 1,440
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.51% 19.78% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,983 1,209 1,263
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £41,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% -4.17% +20.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 April 2021.

Windows salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 861 (56.64%) Azure
2 856 (56.32%) Microsoft
3 608 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 586 (38.55%) Windows Server
5 489 (32.17%) VMware
6 488 (32.11%) Microsoft 365
7 420 (27.63%) Linux
7 420 (27.63%) DevOps
8 392 (25.79%) SQL
9 332 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 287 (18.88%) SQL Server
11 271 (17.83%) Windows 10
12 267 (17.57%) PowerShell
13 265 (17.43%) AWS
14 249 (16.38%) Migration
15 229 (15.07%) Infrastructure as Code
16 226 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
17 220 (14.47%) Azure Active Directory
18 218 (14.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 213 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
20 207 (13.62%) Oracle
21 190 (12.50%) C#
22 185 (12.17%) Firewall
23 184 (12.11%) Hyper-V
23 184 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
24 181 (11.91%) Citrix
25 171 (11.25%) Cisco
26 166 (10.92%) SCCM
27 155 (10.20%) DNS
27 155 (10.20%) .NET

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
1 145 (9.54%) SharePoint
2 117 (7.70%) MS Exchange
3 92 (6.05%) IIS
4 32 (2.11%) CMS
5 25 (1.64%) Skype for Business
5 25 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.38%) Umbraco
7 19 (1.25%) Apache
8 18 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (1.12%) Confluence
10 15 (0.99%) EPiServer
10 15 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.99%) Kentico
10 15 (0.99%) WordPress
11 13 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (0.79%) nginx
13 10 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.59%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 91 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.066%) InDesign
7 1 (0.066%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.92%) nopCommerce
2 9 (0.59%) Sentinel
3 8 (0.53%) Workfront
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle Clinical
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.20%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 861 (56.64%) Azure
2 488 (32.11%) Microsoft 365
3 265 (17.43%) AWS
4 220 (14.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 142 (9.34%) IaaS
6 104 (6.84%) PaaS
7 93 (6.12%) SaaS
8 62 (4.08%) GitHub
9 51 (3.36%) GCP
10 36 (2.37%) Power Platform
11 29 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 28 (1.84%) OneDrive
13 23 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
14 21 (1.38%) PowerApps
15 20 (1.32%) Serverless
16 15 (0.99%) Google Workspace
16 15 (0.99%) Mimecast
17 13 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
17 13 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
17 13 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 185 (12.17%) Firewall
2 155 (10.20%) DNS
3 105 (6.91%) DHCP
4 104 (6.84%) TCP/IP
5 97 (6.38%) LAN
6 95 (6.25%) SAN
7 92 (6.05%) WAN
8 87 (5.72%) VPN
9 48 (3.16%) VLAN
10 36 (2.37%) VoIP
11 32 (2.11%) Skype
12 29 (1.91%) Network Security
13 25 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (1.45%) Unified Communications
15 22 (1.45%) Wireless
16 20 (1.32%) PBX
17 19 (1.25%) Internet
17 19 (1.25%) NetScaler
18 14 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (18.88%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.16%) MySQL
3 38 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (0.99%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.86%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.86%) Power BI
8 13 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 12 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (0.72%) Redis
10 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.53%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2017
12 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 105 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 72 (4.74%) TeamCity
3 55 (3.62%) Jenkins
4 54 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 41 (2.70%) JIRA
6 36 (2.37%) Bitbucket
7 35 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 27 (1.78%) Artifactory
9 18 (1.18%) GitLab
10 13 (0.86%) Maven
11 12 (0.79%) Cypress.io
12 11 (0.72%) Gradle
13 10 (0.66%) MSI
13 10 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.66%) WiX
14 9 (0.59%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (0.39%) Selenium
16 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 151 (9.93%) Finance
2 49 (3.22%) Law
3 37 (2.43%) Retail
4 33 (2.17%) Public Sector
5 25 (1.64%) Banking
6 22 (1.45%) Games
7 18 (1.18%) Legal
8 17 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.05%) Marketing
10 13 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 13 (0.86%) German Language
11 10 (0.66%) French Language
12 9 (0.59%) Billing
13 8 (0.53%) Automotive
14 7 (0.46%) Back Office
14 7 (0.46%) International Banking
15 6 (0.39%) Advertising
15 6 (0.39%) Local Government
16 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 231 (15.20%) Azure Engineer
2 159 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 158 (10.39%) Developer
4 157 (10.33%) Analyst
5 139 (9.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 137 (9.01%) Platform Engineer
7 118 (7.76%) Support Engineer
8 99 (6.51%) Architect
9 95 (6.25%) IT Support
10 94 (6.18%) IT Engineer
11 93 (6.12%) Consultant
12 78 (5.13%) IT Analyst
13 70 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 64 (4.21%) Support Analyst
15 50 (3.29%) Senior Developer
16 49 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
17 45 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
17 45 (2.96%) Administrator
18 44 (2.89%) IT Support Analyst
19 43 (2.83%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (10.20%) .NET
2 113 (7.43%) HTML
3 97 (6.38%) CSS
4 69 (4.54%) ASP.NET
5 53 (3.49%) Web Services
6 44 (2.89%) .NET Framework
6 44 (2.89%) Node.js
7 41 (2.70%) React
8 36 (2.37%) jQuery
9 34 (2.24%) .NET Core
10 31 (2.04%) REST
10 31 (2.04%) XML
11 30 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (1.97%) Entity Framework
12 28 (1.84%) JSON
13 27 (1.78%) HTML5
14 25 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (1.58%) Sass
16 22 (1.45%) AngularJS
17 20 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.18%) Data Centre
2 64 (4.21%) Public Cloud
3 61 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (3.16%) User Experience
6 42 (2.76%) Clustering
7 40 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 29 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
10 25 (1.64%) PKI
10 25 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 24 (1.58%) Replication
12 23 (1.51%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.51%) NHS
12 23 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
13 20 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.12%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.92%) BYOD
15 14 (0.92%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 586 (38.55%) Windows Server
2 420 (27.63%) Linux
3 271 (17.83%) Windows 10
4 131 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (7.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 89 (5.86%) Windows Server 2019
7 67 (4.41%) Unix
8 54 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (2.70%) CentOS
10 38 (2.50%) Android
11 37 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (2.04%) Windows 7
13 22 (1.45%) Mac OS
14 21 (1.38%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.38%) Ubuntu
15 14 (0.92%) VMS
16 11 (0.72%) Debian
16 11 (0.72%) SUSE
17 9 (0.59%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (27.63%) DevOps
2 249 (16.38%) Migration
3 229 (15.07%) Infrastructure as Code
4 226 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
5 218 (14.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 213 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
7 184 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
8 144 (9.47%) ITIL
9 141 (9.28%) Data Security
10 93 (6.12%) Scrum
11 92 (6.05%) Project Delivery
12 88 (5.79%) Presales
13 87 (5.72%) Mentoring
14 80 (5.26%) Configuration Management
15 77 (5.07%) Project Management
16 71 (4.67%) SDLC
17 69 (4.54%) Software Engineering
18 66 (4.34%) Cybersecurity
19 59 (3.88%) MVC
19 59 (3.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 392 (25.79%) SQL
2 267 (17.57%) PowerShell
3 190 (12.50%) C#
4 116 (7.63%) JavaScript
5 113 (7.43%) Python
6 73 (4.80%) Bash Shell
7 58 (3.82%) C++
8 52 (3.42%) Java
9 36 (2.37%) PHP
10 35 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 32 (2.11%) C
12 20 (1.32%) Perl
13 17 (1.12%) Ruby
14 16 (1.05%) TypeScript
15 12 (0.79%) Go
15 12 (0.79%) VB
16 9 (0.59%) Groovy
16 9 (0.59%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.46%) VBA
17 7 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 151 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (8.22%) Degree
3 110 (7.24%) MCSE
4 50 (3.29%) Security Cleared
5 46 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 41 (2.70%) MCSA
7 40 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (2.11%) MCP
9 31 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (1.91%) CCNA
11 26 (1.71%) CISSP
12 23 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 23 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.18%) MCITP
14 17 (1.12%) MCTS
15 11 (0.72%) CISM
16 10 (0.66%) CCNP
16 10 (0.66%) CEH
17 9 (0.59%) NCDA
17 9 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.20%) SLA
2 37 (2.43%) QA
3 19 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.12%) GDPR
5 14 (0.92%) WAI
6 13 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.59%) NIST
8 8 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.39%) OpenSCAP
10 5 (0.33%) Good Clinical Practice
11 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.13%) COBIT
12 2 (0.13%) IEC 61131
12 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.13%) PMO
13 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.066%) NCSC
13 1 (0.066%) SOC 2
System Software
1 608 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 332 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (12.11%) Hyper-V
4 125 (8.22%) Docker
5 48 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 45 (2.96%) XenApp
7 39 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.57%) vSphere
8 29 (1.91%) XenDesktop
9 24 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (0.72%) KVM
13 9 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 8 (0.53%) Firmware
14 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.53%) Shibboleth
14 8 (0.53%) Xen
15 7 (0.46%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.39%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 166 (10.92%) SCCM
2 131 (8.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 128 (8.42%) Terraform
4 115 (7.57%) Ansible
5 91 (5.99%) Puppet
6 82 (5.39%) Kubernetes
7 71 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (2.30%) vCenter Server
9 31 (2.04%) SCOM
10 30 (1.97%) Rancher
11 22 (1.45%) SCVMM
12 18 (1.18%) WSUS
13 17 (1.12%) Nagios
14 16 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.79%) NetBackup
16 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (0.72%) Prometheus
17 10 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
17 10 (0.66%) ZABBIX
18 9 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 856 (56.32%) Microsoft
2 489 (32.17%) VMware
3 207 (13.62%) Oracle
4 181 (11.91%) Citrix
5 171 (11.25%) Cisco
6 131 (8.62%) EnterpriseDB
7 73 (4.80%) Veeam
8 58 (3.82%) Dell
8 58 (3.82%) Google
9 52 (3.42%) HP
10 51 (3.36%) NetApp
11 47 (3.09%) Red Hat
12 42 (2.76%) EMC
13 37 (2.43%) Sophos
14 35 (2.30%) ServiceNow
15 31 (2.04%) SolarWinds
16 26 (1.71%) SonicWALL
16 26 (1.71%) Splunk
17 23 (1.51%) Juniper
17 23 (1.51%) Meraki