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

Microsoft Windows
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 536 809 948
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.38% 13.23% 12.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.56% 67.42% 61.12%
Number of salaries quoted 618 700 801
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +7.02% +6.79%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,775 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 900 1,200 1,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.79% 19.63% 21.17%
Number of salaries quoted 808 1,023 1,247
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,278 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +1 321 £37,500 -6.25% 64
South Yorkshire -1 130 £42,500 +13.33% 23
North Yorkshire -2 71 £40,000 - 15
East Yorkshire -8 12 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 311 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 265 (49.44%) Active Directory
3 244 (45.52%) Azure
4 230 (42.91%) Windows Server
5 229 (42.72%) Microsoft 365
6 170 (31.72%) VMware
7 137 (25.56%) SQL
8 114 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 114 (21.27%) Windows 10
9 105 (19.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 104 (19.40%) Firewall
11 84 (15.67%) Hyper-V
12 82 (15.30%) Microsoft Office
13 81 (15.11%) Linux
13 81 (15.11%) DevOps
14 78 (14.55%) DNS
15 77 (14.37%) SQL Server
16 70 (13.06%) ITIL
17 69 (12.87%) AWS
18 67 (12.50%) Citrix
19 65 (12.13%) Finance
20 64 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
21 63 (11.75%) Migration
22 61 (11.38%) Oracle
22 61 (11.38%) PowerShell
23 60 (11.19%) Infrastructure as Code
24 58 (10.82%) LAN
24 58 (10.82%) WAN
25 55 (10.26%) SLA
25 55 (10.26%) Continuous Integration

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 44 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 37 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.61%) IIS
4 11 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.56%) Confluence
9 2 (0.37%) DNN
9 2 (0.37%) Drupal
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.37%) nginx
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 82 (15.30%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.19%) InDesign
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.87%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.37%) BambooHR
3 1 (0.19%) BASE24
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 244 (45.52%) Azure
2 229 (42.72%) Microsoft 365
3 69 (12.87%) AWS
4 45 (8.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (5.41%) OneDrive
6 10 (1.87%) IaaS
7 8 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.49%) G Suite
7 8 (1.49%) GCP
7 8 (1.49%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.12%) NuGet
9 5 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.56%) GitHub
11 3 (0.56%) PaaS
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.37%) Cohesity
12 2 (0.37%) SaaS
13 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 104 (19.40%) Firewall
2 78 (14.55%) DNS
3 58 (10.82%) LAN
3 58 (10.82%) WAN
4 54 (10.07%) DHCP
5 49 (9.14%) TCP/IP
5 49 (9.14%) VPN
6 44 (8.21%) SAN
7 27 (5.04%) VoIP
7 27 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (4.66%) MPLS
9 19 (3.54%) VLAN
10 15 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (2.80%) Wireless
11 11 (2.05%) Internet
11 11 (2.05%) Skype
12 10 (1.87%) ISDN
12 10 (1.87%) NAS
13 8 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.49%) Informix
6 8 (1.49%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.93%) MySQL
9 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.37%) Power BI
11 2 (0.37%) Redis
11 2 (0.37%) Tableau
12 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.19%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.24%) Subversion
3 12 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.68%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.49%) JIRA
7 6 (1.12%) ReSharper
7 6 (1.12%) YouTrack
8 5 (0.93%) NUnit
8 5 (0.93%) Postman
8 5 (0.93%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.75%) Buildbot
9 4 (0.75%) Clang
9 4 (0.75%) CMake
9 4 (0.75%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.75%) GCC
9 4 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.75%) Xcode
General
1 65 (12.13%) Finance
2 19 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.99%) Law
4 12 (2.24%) Retail
5 11 (2.05%) Marketing
6 9 (1.68%) Games
6 9 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.49%) Public Sector
8 5 (0.93%) Back Office
9 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 71 (13.25%) Azure Engineer
3 67 (12.50%) Analyst
4 58 (10.82%) Support Engineer
5 57 (10.63%) IT Engineer
6 50 (9.33%) IT Support
6 50 (9.33%) Platform Engineer
7 35 (6.53%) Support Analyst
8 31 (5.78%) Administrator
8 31 (5.78%) Developer
9 29 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (5.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (5.04%) Architect
12 26 (4.85%) IT Support Engineer
13 24 (4.48%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 20 (3.73%) IT Manager
15 20 (3.73%) Technical Support
16 18 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 18 (3.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.09%) .NET
2 33 (6.16%) Web Services
3 16 (2.99%) WinForms
4 12 (2.24%) .NET Framework
4 12 (2.24%) WPF
5 11 (2.05%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.68%) HTML
6 9 (1.68%) XML
7 8 (1.49%) HTML5
7 8 (1.49%) React
8 7 (1.31%) CSS
8 7 (1.31%) Middleware
8 7 (1.31%) WCF
9 6 (1.12%) LDAP
10 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.93%) CSS3
10 5 (0.93%) SAML
11 4 (0.75%) JSON
11 4 (0.75%) XSD
12 3 (0.56%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.10%) Cyberthreat
5 21 (3.92%) Cyberattack
5 21 (3.92%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.68%) FMCG
7 7 (1.31%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.31%) Private Cloud
8 5 (0.93%) iPad
8 5 (0.93%) iPhone
8 5 (0.93%) Online Gambling
8 5 (0.93%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.75%) Xbox
10 3 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.37%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 230 (42.91%) Windows Server
2 114 (21.27%) Windows 10
3 81 (15.11%) Linux
4 46 (8.58%) Windows 7
5 39 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (7.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 38 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (4.29%) Unix
9 18 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.43%) VMS
12 12 (2.24%) Android
13 8 (1.49%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.12%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.75%) CentOS
16 4 (0.75%) Debian
16 4 (0.75%) Solaris
17 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (19.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 81 (15.11%) DevOps
3 70 (13.06%) ITIL
4 64 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (11.75%) Migration
6 60 (11.19%) Infrastructure as Code
7 55 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 44 (8.21%) Data Security
10 31 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (5.41%) Change Management
11 29 (5.41%) Incident Management
12 24 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (4.48%) Project Delivery
13 23 (4.29%) SIEM
14 22 (4.10%) DNA
14 22 (4.10%) Information Security
14 22 (4.10%) Service Management
15 20 (3.73%) Use Case
16 19 (3.54%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (25.56%) SQL
2 61 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 44 (8.21%) C#
4 19 (3.54%) Python
5 12 (2.24%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.05%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.68%) C++
7 9 (1.68%) VB
8 8 (1.49%) C
9 6 (1.12%) Go
9 6 (1.12%) Java
9 6 (1.12%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.93%) PHP
11 4 (0.75%) Lua
11 4 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.37%) R
14 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.19%) AWK
14 1 (0.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 27 (5.04%) Degree
2 18 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (2.05%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (1.31%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.12%) CCNA
8 6 (1.12%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.93%) HNC
9 5 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.93%) MCDST
9 5 (0.93%) MCSA
9 5 (0.93%) MCSE
10 4 (0.75%) CCNP
11 3 (0.56%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.56%) MCP
12 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.26%) SLA
2 12 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
3 11 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.31%) GDPR
4 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (0.93%) QA
6 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.37%) PMO
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 265 (49.44%) Active Directory
2 114 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (15.67%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.43%) Docker
5 10 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.56%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.56%) Xen
9 2 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.37%) vSphere
9 2 (0.37%) XenApp
10 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.19%) Firmware
10 1 (0.19%) KVM
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (6.34%) SCCM
2 24 (4.48%) Ansible
3 17 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (3.17%) Terraform
3 17 (3.17%) WSUS
4 16 (2.99%) Puppet
5 15 (2.80%) SCOM
6 9 (1.68%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.68%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.68%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (1.31%) FortiGate
8 7 (1.31%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.12%) PaperCut
10 4 (0.75%) NetVault Backup
10 4 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.37%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 311 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 170 (31.72%) VMware
3 67 (12.50%) Citrix
4 61 (11.38%) Oracle
5 48 (8.96%) Cisco
6 42 (7.84%) EnterpriseDB
7 26 (4.85%) HP
7 26 (4.85%) Veeam
8 24 (4.48%) Dell
9 23 (4.29%) Google
10 18 (3.36%) EMC
11 17 (3.17%) Remedy
12 16 (2.99%) Mitel
13 14 (2.61%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.61%) SonicWALL
14 13 (2.43%) CommVault
15 12 (2.24%) ShoreTel
15 12 (2.24%) Symantec
16 11 (2.05%) Juniper
16 11 (2.05%) SolarWinds