Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 591 665 674
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 9.18% 8.67% 8.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.10% 46.90% 48.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,066 1,130 1,153
Median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,629 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £78,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +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 1,340 1,418 1,402
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.82% 18.49% 18.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,205 1,229 1,228
Median annual salary £51,000 £60,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +13.68%
10th Percentile £32,655 £35,600 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £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 21 October 2020.

Windows salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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.

1 351 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 324 (54.82%) Azure
3 237 (40.10%) Active Directory
4 218 (36.89%) Office 365
5 206 (34.86%) Windows Server
6 167 (28.26%) SQL
7 152 (25.72%) VMware
8 133 (22.50%) Linux
9 128 (21.66%) DevOps
10 119 (20.14%) SQL Server
11 98 (16.58%) PowerShell
12 89 (15.06%) Windows 10
12 89 (15.06%) C#
12 89 (15.06%) DNS
13 87 (14.72%) Hyper-V
14 85 (14.38%) SharePoint
14 85 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
15 84 (14.21%) Firewall
16 83 (14.04%) Migration
17 82 (13.87%) Citrix
17 82 (13.87%) Azure Active Directory
18 79 (13.37%) AWS
19 78 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
20 72 (12.18%) Oracle
21 68 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 66 (11.17%) .NET
23 65 (11.00%) JavaScript
24 64 (10.83%) Infrastructure as Code
25 63 (10.66%) SCCM
26 62 (10.49%) ITIL

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 85 (14.38%) SharePoint
2 44 (7.45%) IIS
3 35 (5.92%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.20%) Confluence
5 13 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 13 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.85%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.68%) Apache
8 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.68%) WordPress
9 3 (0.51%) JBoss
9 3 (0.51%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.34%) CMS
10 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 59 (9.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.17%) InDesign
5 1 (0.17%) LightWave 3D
5 1 (0.17%) MODO
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Revit
5 1 (0.17%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.52%) iTrent
2 9 (1.52%) Northgate Housing
2 9 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.51%) Aareon QL
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 2 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.34%) Workfront
5 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 324 (54.82%) Azure
2 218 (36.89%) Office 365
3 82 (13.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 79 (13.37%) AWS
5 51 (8.63%) IaaS
6 42 (7.11%) PaaS
7 26 (4.40%) SaaS
8 25 (4.23%) OneDrive
9 21 (3.55%) Slack
10 20 (3.38%) Power Platform
11 10 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.69%) Mimecast
12 9 (1.52%) GCP
12 9 (1.52%) GitHub
12 9 (1.52%) Power Automate
13 8 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (1.02%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.68%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.68%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 89 (15.06%) DNS
2 84 (14.21%) Firewall
3 61 (10.32%) VPN
4 58 (9.81%) DHCP
5 53 (8.97%) WAN
6 45 (7.61%) LAN
7 42 (7.11%) SAN
8 37 (6.26%) TCP/IP
9 32 (5.41%) Network Security
9 32 (5.41%) VoIP
10 29 (4.91%) VLAN
11 21 (3.55%) Skype
12 20 (3.38%) Unified Communications
13 15 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
14 14 (2.37%) Internet
15 12 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (1.86%) NAS
16 11 (1.86%) Wireless
17 9 (1.52%) NetScaler
18 8 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.06%) Azure SQL Database
3 18 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.37%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.03%) MySQL
7 11 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 7 (1.18%) SAP BW
10 7 (1.18%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.85%) Power BI
12 3 (0.51%) QGIS
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 32 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 21 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (3.38%) JIRA
5 18 (3.05%) Jenkins
6 16 (2.71%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.69%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.35%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.51%) gulp
10 3 (0.51%) Selenium
10 3 (0.51%) Subversion
11 2 (0.34%) JMeter
11 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.34%) MSI
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.34%) TestRail
11 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (8.29%) Finance
2 28 (4.74%) Public Sector
3 15 (2.54%) Banking
4 12 (2.03%) Games
5 9 (1.52%) Legal
5 9 (1.52%) Marketing
5 9 (1.52%) Social Housing
6 7 (1.18%) Local Government
7 6 (1.02%) Law
7 6 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.85%) Retail
9 4 (0.68%) Advertising
9 4 (0.68%) Billing
9 4 (0.68%) Front Office
9 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.51%) Back Office
10 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.51%) Military
11 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.34%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (13.71%) Azure Engineer
2 80 (13.54%) Analyst
3 75 (12.69%) Developer
4 66 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 41 (6.94%) Consultant
6 41 (6.94%) Platform Engineer
7 36 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 36 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 36 (6.09%) IT Engineer
8 35 (5.92%) Architect
9 32 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 28 (4.74%) .NET Developer
11 27 (4.57%) C# Developer
12 26 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
13 23 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (3.89%) Support Analyst
14 21 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
14 21 (3.55%) IT Analyst
15 20 (3.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (11.17%) .NET
2 30 (5.08%) AngularJS
2 30 (5.08%) CSS
3 26 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
3 26 (4.40%) HTML
4 25 (4.23%) Web Services
5 24 (4.06%) ASP.NET
5 24 (4.06%) React
6 23 (3.89%) .NET Core
7 21 (3.55%) jQuery
8 20 (3.38%) REST
8 20 (3.38%) WinForms
9 19 (3.21%) Node.js
10 18 (3.05%) JSON
11 17 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (2.71%) XML
13 15 (2.54%) WPF
14 11 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (1.69%) Akka.NET
15 10 (1.69%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.05%) User Experience
4 16 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.37%) PKI
5 14 (2.37%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.86%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.69%) NHS
9 9 (1.52%) PlayStation
10 7 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.18%) Clustering
10 7 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.02%) Biotechnology
11 6 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.02%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.85%) Life Science
12 5 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 206 (34.86%) Windows Server
2 133 (22.50%) Linux
3 89 (15.06%) Windows 10
4 49 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (5.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (3.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 18 (3.05%) Unix
9 14 (2.37%) Android
9 14 (2.37%) VMS
10 13 (2.20%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.18%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.02%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.85%) AIX
15 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.85%) Solaris
16 4 (0.68%) CentOS
16 4 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (21.66%) DevOps
2 85 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (14.04%) Migration
4 68 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 64 (10.83%) Infrastructure as Code
6 62 (10.49%) ITIL
7 60 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (8.12%) Data Security
10 36 (6.09%) Software Engineering
11 28 (4.74%) Fintech
11 28 (4.74%) MVC
11 28 (4.74%) Task Automation
12 27 (4.57%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (4.40%) Project Delivery
13 26 (4.40%) Scrum
14 24 (4.06%) Presales
14 24 (4.06%) TDD
15 20 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (3.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 167 (28.26%) SQL
2 98 (16.58%) PowerShell
3 89 (15.06%) C#
4 65 (11.00%) JavaScript
5 43 (7.28%) Python
6 38 (6.43%) T-SQL
7 35 (5.92%) Java
8 22 (3.72%) C++
9 19 (3.21%) PHP
10 14 (2.37%) VB
11 13 (2.20%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.69%) C
12 10 (1.69%) F#
12 10 (1.69%) Perl
13 9 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.35%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.02%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.85%) Ruby
17 4 (0.68%) Go
17 4 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (6.60%) Degree
3 22 (3.72%) CCNA
3 22 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (3.05%) MCP
4 18 (3.05%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.54%) MCSE
6 14 (2.37%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.20%) MCSA
8 9 (1.52%) CCSA
9 8 (1.35%) SSCP
10 6 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 5 (0.85%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.85%) CISSP
11 5 (0.85%) HNC
11 5 (0.85%) MCDST
12 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.68%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (0.68%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.45%) SLA
2 13 (2.20%) GDPR
3 10 (1.69%) QA
4 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) NCSC
7 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 237 (40.10%) Active Directory
2 87 (14.72%) Hyper-V
3 78 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (7.28%) Docker
5 20 (3.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 20 (3.38%) XenApp
6 18 (3.05%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.20%) vSphere
9 12 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.85%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.85%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.34%) Ceph
12 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.34%) Samba
12 2 (0.34%) Squid
Systems Management
1 63 (10.66%) SCCM
2 61 (10.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (6.43%) Ansible
4 34 (5.75%) Puppet
4 34 (5.75%) Terraform
5 31 (5.25%) Kubernetes
6 25 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.69%) SCOM
8 9 (1.52%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.35%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.02%) Nagios
10 6 (1.02%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.85%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.85%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.68%) WSUS
13 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 351 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 152 (25.72%) VMware
3 82 (13.87%) Citrix
4 72 (12.18%) Oracle
5 61 (10.32%) Cisco
6 40 (6.77%) EnterpriseDB
7 29 (4.91%) NetApp
8 20 (3.38%) Veeam
9 17 (2.88%) Meraki
10 15 (2.54%) CheckPoint
10 15 (2.54%) SAP
11 13 (2.20%) Avaya
11 13 (2.20%) HP
12 10 (1.69%) Juniper
13 9 (1.52%) Dell
13 9 (1.52%) Northgate
13 9 (1.52%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.35%) EMC
14 8 (1.35%) Google
14 8 (1.35%) ServiceNow