Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 292 223 274
Rank change year-on-year -69 +51 +148
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 620 1,721 1,782
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.08% 1.47% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.25% 6.54% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 569 1,515 1,601
Median annual salary £41,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.41% -2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £41,500 £39,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.73% -1.88% +2.89%

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 11,801 26,334 32,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.54% 22.56% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9,706 21,529 26,836
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 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
London -66 165 £60,000 +46.34% 31
South East +6 143 £45,000 +20.00% 26
North of England +24 128 £35,750 -4.67% 29
Midlands -20 82 £37,039 -6.31% 13
South West -8 68 £35,000 -6.67% 15
North West +35 63 £36,500 -2.67% 16
West Midlands -4 45 £36,000 -11.11% 9
East Midlands +6 40 £36,500 -2.67% 4
Yorkshire -16 37 £27,550 -17.76% 10
East of England +18 32 £41,000 +2.50% 7
North East +40 28 £44,000 +34.35% 3
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 617 (99.52%) Windows
2 462 (74.52%) Windows Server
3 458 (73.87%) Active Directory
4 409 (65.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 389 (62.74%) Microsoft
6 359 (57.90%) VMware
7 291 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 288 (46.45%) Azure
9 271 (43.71%) Office 365
10 241 (38.87%) Windows Server 2019
11 224 (36.13%) DNS
12 203 (32.74%) Windows 10
13 199 (32.10%) PowerShell
14 180 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 179 (28.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 176 (28.39%) DHCP
17 171 (27.58%) Firewall
18 166 (26.77%) ITIL
19 152 (24.52%) Hyper-V
20 144 (23.23%) Cisco
21 122 (19.68%) SCCM
22 114 (18.39%) SQL
23 113 (18.23%) MS Exchange
24 107 (17.26%) Windows 7
25 105 (16.94%) Linux
26 102 (16.45%) SQL Server
27 101 (16.29%) Citrix
28 100 (16.13%) SAN
29 95 (15.32%) AWS
30 93 (15.00%) TCP/IP

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
1 113 (18.23%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (7.90%) SharePoint
5 31 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 28 (4.52%) IIS
7 16 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.42%) Confluence
9 12 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.29%) Apache
11 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.65%) WordPress
13 3 (0.48%) CMS
13 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.32%) nginx
14 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 82 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 288 (46.45%) Azure
2 271 (43.71%) Office 365
3 95 (15.32%) AWS
4 87 (14.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 74 (11.94%) IaaS
6 66 (10.65%) SaaS
7 59 (9.52%) PaaS
8 21 (3.39%) OneDrive
9 18 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.42%) GCP
11 12 (1.94%) Mimecast
12 11 (1.77%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.97%) G Suite
14 3 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (0.48%) OpenDNS
14 3 (0.48%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.32%) Cloudflare
15 2 (0.32%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 224 (36.13%) DNS
2 176 (28.39%) DHCP
3 171 (27.58%) Firewall
4 100 (16.13%) SAN
5 93 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 72 (11.61%) VoIP
6 72 (11.61%) VPN
6 72 (11.61%) WAN
7 66 (10.65%) LAN
8 54 (8.71%) VLAN
9 51 (8.23%) Skype
10 33 (5.32%) VSAN
11 32 (5.16%) Wireless
12 24 (3.87%) NetScaler
13 20 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (2.74%) NAS
15 16 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (2.58%) Internet
16 14 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (2.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
2 17 (2.74%) MySQL
3 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.81%) Power BI
6 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.32%) Apache Ignite
7 2 (0.32%) Big Data
7 2 (0.32%) Redis
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (2.90%) JIRA
2 17 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.13%) Subversion
4 5 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.48%) Gradle
5 3 (0.48%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.48%) Maven
5 3 (0.48%) MSI
5 3 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (12.10%) Finance
2 23 (3.71%) Law
3 19 (3.06%) Banking
4 14 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.94%) Legal
6 11 (1.77%) Public Sector
6 11 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.45%) Marketing
7 9 (1.45%) Retail
8 8 (1.29%) Electronics
9 7 (1.13%) Automotive
10 6 (0.97%) Military
11 5 (0.81%) Police
12 4 (0.65%) Housing Association
13 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.48%) Back Office
13 3 (0.48%) Billing
14 2 (0.32%) Games
14 2 (0.32%) Local Government
14 2 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 145 (23.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 96 (15.48%) IT Engineer
3 74 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 68 (10.97%) IT Support
5 60 (9.68%) Analyst
6 47 (7.58%) Administrator
7 41 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 38 (6.13%) Server Engineer
9 37 (5.97%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (5.81%) IT Support Engineer
11 35 (5.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
12 33 (5.32%) VMware Engineer
13 27 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
14 25 (4.03%) Azure Engineer
15 24 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
16 23 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
16 23 (3.71%) Support Analyst
17 22 (3.55%) Architect
17 22 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.03%) Web Services
2 14 (2.26%) .NET
3 11 (1.77%) JSON
4 8 (1.29%) LAMP
5 7 (1.13%) SAML
5 7 (1.13%) X-Windows
6 6 (0.97%) Kafka
6 6 (0.97%) XML
7 5 (0.81%) LDAP
8 4 (0.65%) CSS
8 4 (0.65%) WAMP
8 4 (0.65%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.48%) CSS3
9 3 (0.48%) OAuth
9 3 (0.48%) OpenID
9 3 (0.48%) REST
9 3 (0.48%) SOAP
9 3 (0.48%) WSH
10 2 (0.32%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.13%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.61%) Management Information System
3 40 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (6.29%) Public Cloud
5 27 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (3.06%) Replication
7 18 (2.90%) Driving Licence
8 17 (2.74%) PKI
9 16 (2.58%) Clustering
10 15 (2.42%) Life Science
11 14 (2.26%) User Experience
12 13 (2.10%) Client/Server
12 13 (2.10%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (1.29%) EMC VNXe
15 8 (1.29%) FlexPod
15 8 (1.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 8 (1.29%) Wiki
16 7 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 617 (99.52%) Windows
2 462 (74.52%) Windows Server
3 409 (65.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 241 (38.87%) Windows Server 2019
5 203 (32.74%) Windows 10
6 180 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (17.26%) Windows 7
8 105 (16.94%) Linux
9 46 (7.42%) Windows 8
10 33 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (4.84%) CentOS
12 21 (3.39%) Ubuntu
13 15 (2.42%) Mac OS
14 14 (2.26%) Android
15 12 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.61%) Debian
17 9 (1.45%) Unix
18 7 (1.13%) Apple iOS
19 3 (0.48%) SUSE
20 2 (0.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (28.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 166 (26.77%) ITIL
3 86 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (10.81%) Service Management
5 64 (10.32%) DevOps
6 52 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 50 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 47 (7.58%) Migration
9 41 (6.61%) Project Delivery
9 41 (6.61%) Service Delivery
10 38 (6.13%) ITIL V3
11 36 (5.81%) Change Management
12 35 (5.65%) Project Management
13 32 (5.16%) Mentoring
14 28 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (4.35%) IT Strategy
15 27 (4.35%) ITSM
16 25 (4.03%) Configuration Management
17 24 (3.87%) High Availability
17 24 (3.87%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (32.10%) PowerShell
2 114 (18.39%) SQL
3 34 (5.48%) Python
4 33 (5.32%) Bash Shell
5 19 (3.06%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.90%) C#
7 10 (1.61%) Perl
8 9 (1.45%) VBScript
9 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.13%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.97%) C
12 5 (0.81%) Java
12 5 (0.81%) VB
13 4 (0.65%) VBA
14 3 (0.48%) PHP
15 2 (0.32%) R
15 2 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
1 88 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.77%) SC Cleared
3 58 (9.35%) MCSE
4 41 (6.61%) Degree
4 41 (6.61%) MCSA
5 31 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (4.84%) CCNA
7 25 (4.03%) MCP
8 20 (3.23%) MCITP
9 19 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (2.90%) AWS Certification
11 17 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (2.42%) DV Cleared
13 14 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.10%) MCTS
15 11 (1.77%) VCP6
16 8 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
17 7 (1.13%) CISSP
18 5 (0.81%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (10.16%) SLA
2 11 (1.77%) GDPR
2 11 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.97%) PMO
5 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 458 (73.87%) Active Directory
2 291 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (24.52%) Hyper-V
4 89 (14.35%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (9.84%) vSphere
6 51 (8.23%) Virtual Servers
7 36 (5.81%) XenApp
8 28 (4.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 27 (4.35%) VMware NSX
10 23 (3.71%) XenDesktop
11 16 (2.58%) Docker
12 15 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (1.29%) Xen
15 6 (0.97%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.97%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.81%) NFS
17 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.48%) pfSense
17 3 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 122 (19.68%) SCCM
2 63 (10.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (8.39%) SCOM
4 34 (5.48%) SCVMM
5 29 (4.68%) Ansible
6 25 (4.03%) WSUS
7 19 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (2.58%) Nagios
9 14 (2.26%) vCenter Server
10 13 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (2.10%) Puppet
11 11 (1.77%) SCOrch
11 11 (1.77%) Terraform
12 9 (1.45%) Backup Exec
13 8 (1.29%) Kubernetes
13 8 (1.29%) SCSM
14 7 (1.13%) AirWatch
14 7 (1.13%) CASB
14 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (1.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 389 (62.74%) Microsoft
2 359 (57.90%) VMware
3 144 (23.23%) Cisco
4 101 (16.29%) Citrix
5 68 (10.97%) Veeam
6 58 (9.35%) Dell
7 43 (6.94%) HP
8 37 (5.97%) SolarWinds
9 34 (5.48%) EMC
10 32 (5.16%) Red Hat
11 29 (4.68%) Apple
12 28 (4.52%) NetApp
13 25 (4.03%) CommVault
14 24 (3.87%) Sophos
15 19 (3.06%) Symantec
16 18 (2.90%) Google
16 18 (2.90%) ServiceNow
17 17 (2.74%) McAfee
17 17 (2.74%) Mitel
18 16 (2.58%) Meraki