Period
to 6 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with 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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 624 643 970
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.33% 12.79% 12.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.41% 66.49% 58.82%
Number of salaries quoted 562 544 803
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,000 £21,880
25th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £25,825
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% -3.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £44,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.20%

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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,033 967 1,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.42% 19.24% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 927 838 1,266
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,925 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year - +13.92% -1.25%
75th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £50,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 6 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 6 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -3 338 £40,000 -4.76% 67
South Yorkshire +6 169 £40,000 -5.88% 31
North Yorkshire -2 97 £40,000 -4.76% 17
East Yorkshire +2 18 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 327 (52.40%) Microsoft
2 318 (50.96%) Active Directory
3 264 (42.31%) Windows Server
4 261 (41.83%) Azure
5 258 (41.35%) Microsoft 365
6 230 (36.86%) Social Skills
7 202 (32.37%) VMware
8 158 (25.32%) SQL
8 158 (25.32%) Windows 10
9 141 (22.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 132 (21.15%) Firewall
11 124 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 109 (17.47%) ITIL
12 109 (17.47%) Linux
13 98 (15.71%) Citrix
14 93 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
14 93 (14.90%) AWS
15 90 (14.42%) Hyper-V
16 84 (13.46%) DevOps
17 83 (13.30%) SQL Server
18 81 (12.98%) Migration
19 78 (12.50%) DNS
20 77 (12.34%) Oracle
21 73 (11.70%) Cisco
22 71 (11.38%) Finance
23 67 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
24 66 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
25 63 (10.10%) Infrastructure as Code
25 63 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
26 60 (9.62%) SCCM

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 54 (8.65%) MS Exchange
2 34 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.88%) IIS
4 14 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.12%) nginx
7 5 (0.80%) Confluence
8 4 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.32%) Apache
10 2 (0.32%) Drupal
10 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.32%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) InDesign
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.80%) Sage 200
2 5 (0.80%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.64%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.32%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 261 (41.83%) Azure
2 258 (41.35%) Microsoft 365
3 93 (14.90%) AWS
4 26 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (3.85%) OneDrive
6 16 (2.56%) IaaS
7 10 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.44%) GCP
9 7 (1.12%) Google Workspace
9 7 (1.12%) SaaS
10 5 (0.80%) Cohesity
10 5 (0.80%) NuGet
11 4 (0.64%) PaaS
12 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.32%) GitHub
13 2 (0.32%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 132 (21.15%) Firewall
2 78 (12.50%) DNS
3 59 (9.46%) VPN
4 55 (8.81%) LAN
5 46 (7.37%) SAN
6 42 (6.73%) DHCP
6 42 (6.73%) TCP/IP
6 42 (6.73%) WAN
7 38 (6.09%) VoIP
8 30 (4.81%) MPLS
8 30 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
9 27 (4.33%) Remote Desktop
9 27 (4.33%) Wireless
10 15 (2.40%) Internet
10 15 (2.40%) VLAN
11 13 (2.08%) WLAN
12 11 (1.76%) ISDN
12 11 (1.76%) SD-WAN
13 10 (1.60%) Skype
14 9 (1.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (1.60%) MySQL
3 10 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.64%) FileMaker
7 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.48%) Informix
8 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.32%) Power BI
9 2 (0.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (3.04%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.24%) TeamCity
4 12 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.44%) Subversion
6 7 (1.12%) JIRA
6 7 (1.12%) Postman
7 6 (0.96%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.96%) ReSharper
7 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.96%) YouTrack
8 5 (0.80%) NUnit
8 5 (0.80%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.48%) Cypress.io
9 3 (0.48%) GitLab
9 3 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.48%) webpack
10 2 (0.32%) CMake
10 2 (0.32%) GCC
General
1 230 (36.86%) Social Skills
2 71 (11.38%) Finance
3 32 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 25 (4.01%) Retail
6 23 (3.69%) Law
7 18 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.40%) Public Sector
9 9 (1.44%) Marketing
10 7 (1.12%) Back Office
11 6 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (0.48%) Advertising
14 2 (0.32%) Automotive
14 2 (0.32%) Banking
14 2 (0.32%) Electronics
14 2 (0.32%) Games
14 2 (0.32%) Legal
14 2 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 127 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (14.90%) Analyst
2 93 (14.90%) Azure Engineer
3 59 (9.46%) Support Engineer
4 57 (9.13%) Platform Engineer
5 51 (8.17%) IT Support
6 48 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 44 (7.05%) Support Analyst
8 38 (6.09%) Developer
9 35 (5.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 32 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
12 30 (4.81%) IT Manager
12 30 (4.81%) Service Analyst
12 30 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
13 29 (4.65%) Architect
13 29 (4.65%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (4.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (4.01%) IT Technician
16 24 (3.85%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.41%) .NET
2 27 (4.33%) Web Services
3 14 (2.24%) ASP.NET
4 12 (1.92%) CSS
5 10 (1.60%) WinForms
5 10 (1.60%) XML
6 9 (1.44%) React
7 7 (1.12%) HTML
7 7 (1.12%) JSON
7 7 (1.12%) Middleware
8 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.96%) CSS3
8 6 (0.96%) LDAP
8 6 (0.96%) SAML
8 6 (0.96%) SOAP
8 6 (0.96%) WCF
9 5 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.64%) EDI
10 4 (0.64%) HTML5
10 4 (0.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.33%) Management Information System
2 18 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (2.24%) Driving Licence
4 12 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.76%) FMCG
5 11 (1.76%) iPhone
6 9 (1.44%) iPad
7 8 (1.28%) NHS
8 7 (1.12%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 6 (0.96%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.80%) Cyberattack
10 5 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.80%) Online Gambling
11 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.64%) User Experience
12 3 (0.48%) Contactless
13 2 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 264 (42.31%) Windows Server
2 158 (25.32%) Windows 10
3 109 (17.47%) Linux
4 66 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (9.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 52 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 46 (7.37%) Windows Server 2019
8 31 (4.97%) Android
9 29 (4.65%) Unix
10 22 (3.53%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.40%) VMS
11 15 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.92%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.28%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.64%) Solaris
15 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (22.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 109 (17.47%) ITIL
3 84 (13.46%) DevOps
4 81 (12.98%) Migration
5 67 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
6 63 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (10.10%) Infrastructure as Code
7 53 (8.49%) Data Security
8 48 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 42 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (5.45%) Service Management
11 29 (4.65%) DNA
11 29 (4.65%) ERP
12 28 (4.49%) Project Delivery
13 26 (4.17%) Project Management
14 23 (3.69%) Change Management
14 23 (3.69%) Cybersecurity
15 22 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (3.37%) ITSM
17 20 (3.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (25.32%) SQL
2 57 (9.13%) PowerShell
3 47 (7.53%) C#
4 26 (4.17%) Python
5 17 (2.72%) Java
6 12 (1.92%) C
6 12 (1.92%) C++
6 12 (1.92%) PHP
7 11 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.44%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.28%) VB
11 5 (0.80%) Go
11 5 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.64%) X++
13 3 (0.48%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.48%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (0.48%) XPath
14 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (3.53%) Degree
2 16 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 10 (1.60%) MCSE
6 9 (1.44%) CCNP
7 8 (1.28%) JNCIP
8 6 (0.96%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.80%) CCNA
10 4 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.48%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.48%) MCSA
12 2 (0.32%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.16%) CEH
13 1 (0.16%) HNC
13 1 (0.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.13%) SLA
2 11 (1.76%) QA
3 7 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.32%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 318 (50.96%) Active Directory
2 124 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (14.42%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (2.40%) Docker
6 12 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (1.28%) FreeRADIUS
10 7 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.12%) XenApp
11 6 (0.96%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.48%) vSphere
12 3 (0.48%) Xen
13 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.16%) Firmware
14 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 60 (9.62%) SCCM
2 25 (4.01%) Ansible
3 22 (3.53%) Terraform
4 20 (3.21%) WSUS
5 15 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (2.24%) SCOM
7 12 (1.92%) FortiGate
7 12 (1.92%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.60%) Puppet
8 10 (1.60%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.28%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (1.12%) HAProxy
10 7 (1.12%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.80%) Nagios
11 5 (0.80%) PaperCut
12 4 (0.64%) NetVault Backup
12 4 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 327 (52.40%) Microsoft
2 202 (32.37%) VMware
3 98 (15.71%) Citrix
4 77 (12.34%) Oracle
5 73 (11.70%) Cisco
6 52 (8.33%) EnterpriseDB
7 34 (5.45%) HP
7 34 (5.45%) Veeam
8 27 (4.33%) Dell
9 25 (4.01%) Google
10 23 (3.69%) EMC
10 23 (3.69%) Palo Alto
11 19 (3.04%) Mitel
12 17 (2.72%) Avaya
13 16 (2.56%) Juniper
14 15 (2.40%) Apple
14 15 (2.40%) CommVault
15 12 (1.92%) SAP
15 12 (1.92%) SonicWALL
15 12 (1.92%) Symantec