Period
to 3 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 248 239 337
Rank change year-on-year -9 +98 +410
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 1,050 1,885 1,556
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.43% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.17% 6.19% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 885 1,572 1,328
Median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,000 £25,675
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -5.88%

Windows Server 2016 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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17,017 30,444 38,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.10% 23.07% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 13,862 24,296 30,980
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,275
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +3.26% +2.22%

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in England

Windows Server 2016
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in England.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2016 in England

Windows Server 2016
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2016 in England

Windows Server 2016
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 within the England region over the 6 months to 3 June 2020. 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
London -18 351 £52,500 +5.00% 12
South East +46 252 £40,750 +1.88% 18
North of England -13 151 £34,000 -2.86% 20
Midlands +5 108 £37,500 -6.25% 4
East of England +40 103 £40,000 +6.67% 4
South West -2 83 £38,000 -5.00% 4
North West -3 80 £36,000 +5.11% 11
East Midlands +54 66 £35,000 -17.65%
Yorkshire +13 45 £31,250 -13.19% 4
West Midlands -17 42 £42,500 +18.06% 4
North East +29 26 £29,250 -2.50% 5
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2016.

1 1,037 (98.76%) Windows
2 826 (78.67%) Windows Server
3 726 (69.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 717 (68.29%) Active Directory
5 626 (59.62%) Microsoft
6 621 (59.14%) Office 365
7 555 (52.86%) VMware
8 463 (44.10%) Azure
9 369 (35.14%) Windows 10
10 351 (33.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 332 (31.62%) DNS
12 316 (30.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 310 (29.52%) Hyper-V
14 291 (27.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 282 (26.86%) DHCP
16 279 (26.57%) Firewall
17 277 (26.38%) PowerShell
18 274 (26.10%) Windows Server 2019
19 245 (23.33%) MS Exchange
20 242 (23.05%) Cisco
21 223 (21.24%) SQL Server
22 218 (20.76%) Citrix
23 217 (20.67%) ITIL
24 195 (18.57%) Windows 7
25 192 (18.29%) TCP/IP
26 188 (17.90%) SCCM
27 182 (17.33%) SQL
28 168 (16.00%) Linux
29 166 (15.81%) AWS
30 160 (15.24%) Microsoft Office

Windows Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 245 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 136 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 105 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 101 (9.62%) SharePoint
5 76 (7.24%) IIS
6 34 (3.24%) Skype for Business
7 28 (2.67%) Apache
8 14 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.05%) Confluence
10 11 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.57%) JBoss
11 6 (0.57%) SAS
11 6 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.29%) CMS
14 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 160 (15.24%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.29%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.29%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.19%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.095%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 621 (59.14%) Office 365
2 463 (44.10%) Azure
3 166 (15.81%) AWS
4 119 (11.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 82 (7.81%) IaaS
6 61 (5.81%) PaaS
7 44 (4.19%) SaaS
8 42 (4.00%) OneDrive
9 27 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (2.38%) Power Platform
11 19 (1.81%) Mimecast
12 13 (1.24%) Akamai
13 12 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.95%) GCP
14 10 (0.95%) GitHub
14 10 (0.95%) PowerApps
14 10 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.86%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 332 (31.62%) DNS
2 282 (26.86%) DHCP
3 279 (26.57%) Firewall
4 192 (18.29%) TCP/IP
5 153 (14.57%) LAN
6 142 (13.52%) WAN
7 122 (11.62%) SAN
8 121 (11.52%) VPN
9 84 (8.00%) VLAN
9 84 (8.00%) VoIP
10 48 (4.57%) Skype
11 44 (4.19%) Wireless
12 43 (4.10%) NetScaler
13 36 (3.43%) Internet
14 30 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
15 25 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (2.19%) Network Security
16 23 (2.19%) SSL
17 19 (1.81%) NAS
18 18 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.48%) SQL Server 2016
3 39 (3.71%) Amazon RDS
4 32 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.71%) Power BI
8 17 (1.62%) MySQL
9 16 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.14%) SQL Server 2017
11 10 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.48%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 2 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
16 2 (0.19%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 20 (1.90%) JIRA
2 18 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (1.24%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.38%) Bazaar
8 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.38%) GitLab
9 2 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.19%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.095%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.095%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.095%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.095%) Grunt
10 1 (0.095%) gulp
10 1 (0.095%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 136 (12.95%) Finance
2 41 (3.90%) Retail
3 31 (2.95%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.67%) Law
5 21 (2.00%) Banking
6 20 (1.90%) Legal
7 16 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.24%) Advertising
8 13 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.95%) Local Government
10 9 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.67%) Marketing
12 6 (0.57%) Back Office
13 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.19%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.19%) Military
15 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.095%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 206 (19.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 174 (16.57%) Support Engineer
3 167 (15.90%) IT Support
4 155 (14.76%) Analyst
5 126 (12.00%) IT Engineer
6 98 (9.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 94 (8.95%) Support Analyst
8 84 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
9 76 (7.24%) IT Support Engineer
10 72 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 70 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 58 (5.52%) Consultant
13 57 (5.43%) Server Engineer
14 54 (5.14%) IT Analyst
15 52 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 52 (4.95%) Administrator
16 48 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
17 45 (4.29%) Applications Support
17 45 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
18 43 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.10%) Web Services
2 21 (2.00%) XML
3 19 (1.81%) .NET
3 19 (1.81%) WSH
4 16 (1.52%) JSON
5 13 (1.24%) XML Messaging
6 12 (1.14%) HTML
6 12 (1.14%) LDAP
7 7 (0.67%) CSS
8 6 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (0.57%) Middleware
8 6 (0.57%) SAML
9 4 (0.38%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.29%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.29%) DHTML
10 3 (0.29%) EDI
10 3 (0.29%) XHTML
11 2 (0.19%) ADSI
11 2 (0.19%) LAMP
11 2 (0.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 74 (7.05%) Self-Motivation
3 53 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.67%) Replication
5 27 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 25 (2.38%) Clustering
7 24 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (2.00%) PKI
9 17 (1.62%) Device Driver
9 17 (1.62%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.24%) CMDB
10 13 (1.24%) Life Science
11 12 (1.14%) iPad
11 12 (1.14%) iPhone
11 12 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.05%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.86%) EPoS
14 8 (0.76%) Blog
15 7 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,037 (98.76%) Windows
2 826 (78.67%) Windows Server
3 726 (69.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 369 (35.14%) Windows 10
5 316 (30.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 274 (26.10%) Windows Server 2019
7 195 (18.57%) Windows 7
8 168 (16.00%) Linux
9 80 (7.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 77 (7.33%) Windows 8
11 33 (3.14%) CentOS
12 28 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (2.29%) Unix
14 22 (2.10%) Debian
15 21 (2.00%) Ubuntu
16 13 (1.24%) Apple iOS
17 12 (1.14%) Android
18 9 (0.86%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.76%) AIX
19 8 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (27.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 217 (20.67%) ITIL
3 108 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 104 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
5 85 (8.10%) Project Management
6 77 (7.33%) DevOps
7 70 (6.67%) Server Management
8 62 (5.90%) Project Delivery
9 59 (5.62%) Change Management
10 54 (5.14%) Information Security
11 47 (4.48%) Migration
12 45 (4.29%) Problem Management
13 39 (3.71%) Incident Management
14 38 (3.62%) Mentoring
14 38 (3.62%) Service Delivery
15 37 (3.52%) Time Management
16 36 (3.43%) Virtual Environments
17 35 (3.33%) Computer Science
18 34 (3.24%) Storage Management
19 32 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 277 (26.38%) PowerShell
2 182 (17.33%) SQL
3 26 (2.48%) VBScript
4 23 (2.19%) Python
5 19 (1.81%) T-SQL
6 18 (1.71%) Bash Shell
7 17 (1.62%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.95%) Perl
9 9 (0.86%) C
10 7 (0.67%) C#
10 7 (0.67%) R
10 7 (0.67%) VB
11 6 (0.57%) Java
12 5 (0.48%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.29%) PHP
13 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.29%) VB6
13 3 (0.29%) XQuery
14 2 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (7.52%) Degree
3 76 (7.24%) MCSE
4 65 (6.19%) MCP
5 62 (5.90%) MCSA
6 51 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (4.38%) Security Cleared
8 35 (3.33%) CCNA
9 32 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (2.57%) DV Cleared
10 27 (2.57%) MCITP
11 26 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (2.38%) CCNP
13 20 (1.90%) SC Cleared
14 13 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (1.14%) MCTS
16 7 (0.67%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.57%) RHCSA
18 5 (0.48%) LFCE
18 5 (0.48%) LFCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (9.71%) SLA
2 32 (3.05%) GDPR
3 26 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.33%) QA
5 10 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.76%) NCSC
7 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.095%) JSP 440
System Software
1 717 (68.29%) Active Directory
2 351 (33.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 310 (29.52%) Hyper-V
4 107 (10.19%) vSphere
5 100 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
6 92 (8.76%) XenApp
7 51 (4.86%) XenDesktop
8 35 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
8 35 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
9 27 (2.57%) Docker
10 21 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (1.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 11 (1.05%) Terminal Services
12 11 (1.05%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.76%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.57%) Firmware
16 6 (0.57%) Terminal Server
17 5 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 188 (17.90%) SCCM
2 104 (9.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 64 (6.10%) SCOM
4 54 (5.14%) WSUS
5 35 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 32 (3.05%) Ansible
7 31 (2.95%) SCVMM
8 30 (2.86%) Terraform
9 27 (2.57%) NetBackup
10 24 (2.29%) vCenter Server
11 21 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
12 20 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
13 16 (1.52%) Kubernetes
14 15 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (1.43%) Puppet
14 15 (1.43%) vRealize
15 13 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
16 10 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 7 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 626 (59.62%) Microsoft
2 555 (52.86%) VMware
3 242 (23.05%) Cisco
4 218 (20.76%) Citrix
5 155 (14.76%) HP
6 74 (7.05%) Veeam
7 73 (6.95%) Dell
8 49 (4.67%) Meraki
9 48 (4.57%) Symantec
10 46 (4.38%) Red Hat
11 43 (4.10%) EMC
12 36 (3.43%) NetApp
13 34 (3.24%) Juniper
14 33 (3.14%) SonicWALL
15 30 (2.86%) Palo Alto
16 27 (2.57%) Oracle
17 26 (2.48%) Apple
18 24 (2.29%) Sophos
19 21 (2.00%) EqualLogic
19 21 (2.00%) McAfee