Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 24 25
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1,790 514 741
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 7.88% 9.45% 9.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.41% 45.37% 46.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,598 432 631
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £31,775
25th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +20.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 4,031 1,133 1,584
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.74% 20.84% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,417 998 1,409
10th Percentile £32,125 £32,655 £33,300
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +20.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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 26 July 2021.

Windows salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 924 (51.62%) Azure
2 907 (50.67%) Microsoft
3 712 (39.78%) Active Directory
4 701 (39.16%) Windows Server
5 581 (32.46%) Microsoft 365
6 499 (27.88%) Linux
7 489 (27.32%) VMware
8 466 (26.03%) DevOps
9 464 (25.92%) Social Skills
9 464 (25.92%) SQL
10 345 (19.27%) AWS
11 331 (18.49%) PowerShell
12 319 (17.82%) Windows 10
13 316 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 316 (17.65%) SQL Server
14 293 (16.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 275 (15.36%) Firewall
16 267 (14.92%) Migration
17 260 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
18 242 (13.52%) Azure Active Directory
19 234 (13.07%) Oracle
20 224 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
21 223 (12.46%) C#
22 203 (11.34%) Infrastructure as Code
23 201 (11.23%) Degree
24 200 (11.17%) Finance
25 193 (10.78%) Hyper-V
26 191 (10.67%) .NET
26 191 (10.67%) DNS
27 184 (10.28%) Git (software)

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
1 166 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 134 (7.49%) IIS
3 105 (5.87%) MS Exchange
4 42 (2.35%) CMS
5 31 (1.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 30 (1.68%) Umbraco
7 28 (1.56%) Apache
8 27 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.45%) Confluence
10 24 (1.34%) EPiServer
10 24 (1.34%) Headless CMS
10 24 (1.34%) Kentico
10 24 (1.34%) nginx
11 19 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (0.89%) Skype for Business
14 14 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.45%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 125 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.45%) InDesign
5 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.056%) InVision
9 1 (0.056%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 35 (1.96%) Oracle Clinical
2 14 (0.78%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.39%) Shopify
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.28%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.11%) AlphaBridge
6 2 (0.11%) Alphatax
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Farmplan
6 2 (0.11%) KEYPrime
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.056%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.056%) Magento
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.056%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.056%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.056%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 924 (51.62%) Azure
2 581 (32.46%) Microsoft 365
3 345 (19.27%) AWS
4 242 (13.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 159 (8.88%) IaaS
6 112 (6.26%) PaaS
7 111 (6.20%) SaaS
8 81 (4.53%) GCP
9 70 (3.91%) GitHub
10 67 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 38 (2.12%) OneDrive
11 38 (2.12%) Power Platform
12 31 (1.73%) Serverless
13 29 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (1.51%) Mimecast
15 26 (1.45%) PowerApps
16 25 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
18 19 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
18 19 (1.06%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 275 (15.36%) Firewall
2 191 (10.67%) DNS
3 136 (7.60%) VPN
4 129 (7.21%) DHCP
5 120 (6.70%) TCP/IP
6 95 (5.31%) SAN
7 88 (4.92%) LAN
8 84 (4.69%) WAN
9 72 (4.02%) VLAN
10 42 (2.35%) VoIP
11 38 (2.12%) Network Security
11 38 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
12 35 (1.96%) Wireless
13 25 (1.40%) Internet
14 22 (1.23%) HTTP
15 21 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
16 20 (1.12%) BGP
16 20 (1.12%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.01%) Skype
18 17 (0.95%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.47%) MySQL
3 53 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
6 36 (2.01%) RDBMS
7 29 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 26 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
11 23 (1.28%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (0.89%) Redis
15 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2017
16 15 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 14 (0.78%) Power BI
18 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 184 (10.28%) Git (software)
2 69 (3.85%) JIRA
3 60 (3.35%) TeamCity
4 59 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 56 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 52 (2.91%) Visual Studio
7 33 (1.84%) Gradle
8 31 (1.73%) GitLab
9 24 (1.34%) ReSharper
10 23 (1.28%) Cypress.io
11 20 (1.12%) Artifactory
11 20 (1.12%) Jasmine
11 20 (1.12%) Karma Test Runner
12 17 (0.95%) Bitbucket
13 16 (0.89%) Maven
14 14 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (0.50%) Subversion
16 9 (0.50%) Vagrant
16 9 (0.50%) webpack
General
1 464 (25.92%) Social Skills
2 200 (11.17%) Finance
3 108 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (3.18%) Public Sector
5 55 (3.07%) Presentation Skills
6 54 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 49 (2.74%) Law
7 49 (2.74%) Retail
8 47 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
9 34 (1.90%) Marketing
10 29 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
11 26 (1.45%) Legal
12 25 (1.40%) Manufacturing
13 24 (1.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 22 (1.23%) French Language
15 21 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 20 (1.12%) Banking
17 13 (0.73%) German Language
18 12 (0.67%) Games
19 10 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 220 (12.29%) Developer
2 213 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 206 (11.51%) Azure Engineer
4 152 (8.49%) Analyst
5 145 (8.10%) Support Engineer
6 131 (7.32%) Architect
7 121 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 121 (6.76%) IT Support
8 116 (6.48%) Consultant
9 111 (6.20%) IT Engineer
9 111 (6.20%) Platform Engineer
10 89 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
11 76 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 74 (4.13%) IT Analyst
13 71 (3.97%) Support Analyst
14 65 (3.63%) .NET Developer
15 57 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
15 57 (3.18%) Senior Developer
15 57 (3.18%) Windows Engineer
16 56 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (10.67%) .NET
2 113 (6.31%) HTML
3 94 (5.25%) CSS
4 85 (4.75%) ASP.NET
5 75 (4.19%) AngularJS
6 71 (3.97%) REST
7 70 (3.91%) Web Services
8 64 (3.58%) .NET Core
9 56 (3.13%) Node.js
10 55 (3.07%) React
11 48 (2.68%) HTML5
12 42 (2.35%) XML
13 41 (2.29%) JSON
14 32 (1.79%) CSS3
14 32 (1.79%) jQuery
15 29 (1.62%) .NET Framework
15 29 (1.62%) Java EE
15 29 (1.62%) RxJS
16 26 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
17 23 (1.28%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 120 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 96 (5.36%) Public Cloud
3 70 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (2.91%) Clustering
6 34 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (1.84%) Replication
8 32 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 30 (1.68%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.56%) Cloud Native
11 25 (1.40%) Driving Licence
11 25 (1.40%) User Experience
12 18 (1.01%) Life Science
13 17 (0.95%) BYOD
14 16 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (0.84%) NHS
15 15 (0.84%) PKI
15 15 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 701 (39.16%) Windows Server
2 499 (27.88%) Linux
3 319 (17.82%) Windows 10
4 151 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (6.48%) Windows Server 2016
6 103 (5.75%) Windows Server 2019
7 90 (5.03%) Unix
8 58 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (3.07%) Android
10 42 (2.35%) Mac OS
11 41 (2.29%) Windows 7
12 40 (2.23%) Apple iOS
13 26 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.40%) CentOS
15 23 (1.28%) Debian
16 18 (1.01%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.89%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.84%) SUSE
19 13 (0.73%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (26.03%) DevOps
2 293 (16.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 267 (14.92%) Migration
4 260 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
5 224 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
6 203 (11.34%) Infrastructure as Code
7 182 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 169 (9.44%) ITIL
9 124 (6.93%) Scrum
10 120 (6.70%) Project Delivery
11 117 (6.54%) Mentoring
12 113 (6.31%) Data Security
13 106 (5.92%) SDLC
14 102 (5.70%) Computer Science
14 102 (5.70%) Project Management
15 89 (4.97%) Presales
16 81 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 81 (4.53%) Software Engineering
17 74 (4.13%) Configuration Management
17 74 (4.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 464 (25.92%) SQL
2 331 (18.49%) PowerShell
3 223 (12.46%) C#
4 167 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 161 (8.99%) Python
6 110 (6.15%) Java
7 99 (5.53%) Bash Shell
8 75 (4.19%) C++
9 57 (3.18%) T-SQL
10 43 (2.40%) PHP
11 38 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 36 (2.01%) C
13 28 (1.56%) Perl
14 24 (1.34%) Go
15 22 (1.23%) Gremlin
15 22 (1.23%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.17%) Ruby
17 20 (1.12%) VB
18 17 (0.95%) VBScript
19 14 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 201 (11.23%) Degree
2 120 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 64 (3.58%) MCSE
5 55 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (2.57%) Security Cleared
7 40 (2.23%) SC Cleared
8 39 (2.18%) CCNA
9 31 (1.73%) MCSA
10 29 (1.62%) CCNP
11 24 (1.34%) MCP
11 24 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (1.06%) CISSP
13 16 (0.89%) MCITP
14 15 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (0.73%) AWS Certification
15 13 (0.73%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.73%) MCTS
16 10 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
16 10 (0.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.58%) SLA
2 47 (2.63%) QA
3 45 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (1.96%) Good Clinical Practice
5 27 (1.51%) Accessibility
6 14 (0.78%) GDPR
6 14 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.45%) NIST
9 5 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.22%) COBIT
11 3 (0.17%) NCSC
11 3 (0.17%) PMO
12 2 (0.11%) IEC 61131
12 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.11%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.11%) OpenSCAP
13 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 712 (39.78%) Active Directory
2 316 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (10.78%) Hyper-V
4 155 (8.66%) Docker
5 74 (4.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 47 (2.63%) vSphere
7 35 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (1.84%) XenApp
9 28 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.12%) XenDesktop
11 16 (0.89%) KVM
12 12 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.56%) Firmware
14 8 (0.45%) LXC
15 7 (0.39%) iptables
16 6 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.34%) QEMU
16 6 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 178 (9.94%) Terraform
2 168 (9.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 153 (8.55%) SCCM
4 135 (7.54%) Ansible
5 113 (6.31%) Kubernetes
6 93 (5.20%) Puppet
7 69 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
8 45 (2.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 29 (1.62%) Rancher
10 27 (1.51%) Grafana
11 26 (1.45%) SCOM
12 23 (1.28%) Nagios
12 23 (1.28%) vCenter Server
13 20 (1.12%) WSUS
14 19 (1.06%) ZABBIX
15 18 (1.01%) Prometheus
16 16 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
17 15 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
17 15 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
18 13 (0.73%) QRadar
Vendors
1 907 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 489 (27.32%) VMware
3 234 (13.07%) Oracle
4 178 (9.94%) Cisco
5 148 (8.27%) Citrix
6 96 (5.36%) EnterpriseDB
7 77 (4.30%) Google
8 69 (3.85%) Veeam
9 68 (3.80%) HP
10 52 (2.91%) Dell
11 46 (2.57%) NetApp
11 46 (2.57%) Sophos
12 45 (2.51%) Meraki
13 44 (2.46%) Splunk
14 37 (2.07%) EMC
15 35 (1.96%) ServiceNow
16 31 (1.73%) SAP
16 31 (1.73%) Sitecore
17 29 (1.62%) Apple
18 28 (1.56%) IBM