Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 244 251
Rank change year-on-year -59 +7 +112
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 734 1,383 1,921
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.32% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.06% 6.14% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 582 1,167 1,562
10th Percentile £25,050 £24,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,530 £30,750 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 14,509 22,507 32,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.73% 21.49% 23.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11,821 18,448 26,119
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,938 £32,667
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -81 180 £55,000 +22.22% 27
South East -14 172 £45,000 +20.00% 26
North of England +28 148 £37,000 +5.71% 23
South West -6 104 £34,950 -0.14% 12
Midlands -43 90 £40,000 +6.67% 25
North West +8 72 £38,500 +6.94% 11
West Midlands +13 56 £40,000 +3.23% 18
Yorkshire +10 45 £33,750 +12.50% 9
East Midlands -31 37 £37,500 - 7
East of England -32 35 £41,500 +3.75% 9
North East +28 31 £29,250 -11.36% 3
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 723 (98.50%) Windows
2 561 (76.43%) Windows Server
3 509 (69.35%) Active Directory
4 490 (66.76%) Microsoft
5 437 (59.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 434 (59.13%) VMware
7 397 (54.09%) Azure
8 352 (47.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 346 (47.14%) Microsoft 365
10 296 (40.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 294 (40.05%) PowerShell
12 222 (30.25%) Firewall
13 216 (29.43%) DNS
14 214 (29.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 208 (28.34%) Windows 10
16 205 (27.93%) ITIL
17 195 (26.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 169 (23.02%) Hyper-V
19 155 (21.12%) DHCP
20 150 (20.44%) Linux
21 147 (20.03%) Azure Active Directory
22 141 (19.21%) Cisco
23 139 (18.94%) AWS
24 134 (18.26%) SQL Server
25 128 (17.44%) MS Exchange
26 125 (17.03%) SCCM
27 121 (16.49%) SQL
28 118 (16.08%) Citrix
29 107 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
29 107 (14.58%) VMware ESXi

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
1 128 (17.44%) MS Exchange
2 79 (10.76%) SharePoint
3 49 (6.68%) Confluence
3 49 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (3.00%) IIS
6 18 (2.45%) Skype for Business
7 17 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.82%) WordPress
11 3 (0.41%) Apache
11 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.27%) nginx
13 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 107 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.27%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.14%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.14%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 397 (54.09%) Azure
2 346 (47.14%) Microsoft 365
3 147 (20.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 139 (18.94%) AWS
5 86 (11.72%) IaaS
6 72 (9.81%) PaaS
7 71 (9.67%) SaaS
8 30 (4.09%) GCP
9 25 (3.41%) OneDrive
10 18 (2.45%) Mimecast
11 16 (2.18%) Power Platform
12 14 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.95%) Google Workspace
14 4 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.54%) Logic Apps
15 3 (0.41%) GoToWebinar
15 3 (0.41%) OpenDNS
16 2 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 222 (30.25%) Firewall
2 216 (29.43%) DNS
3 155 (21.12%) DHCP
4 101 (13.76%) SAN
5 99 (13.49%) VPN
6 93 (12.67%) TCP/IP
7 84 (11.44%) WAN
8 83 (11.31%) LAN
9 80 (10.90%) VLAN
10 70 (9.54%) VoIP
11 46 (6.27%) IPv4
12 45 (6.13%) Wireless
13 34 (4.63%) Network Security
13 34 (4.63%) Skype
14 33 (4.50%) OSPF
15 26 (3.54%) NAS
15 26 (3.54%) VSAN
16 21 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
18 17 (2.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 20 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (2.04%) MySQL
5 13 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.68%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2017
11 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (0.41%) Power BI
13 2 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (7.22%) Git (software)
2 50 (6.81%) JIRA
3 36 (4.90%) Subversion
4 8 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (1.09%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.68%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.41%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.41%) Gradle
6 3 (0.41%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.41%) Maven
6 3 (0.41%) MSI
7 1 (0.14%) Babel
7 1 (0.14%) GitLab
7 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.14%) webpack
General
1 83 (11.31%) Finance
2 30 (4.09%) Banking
3 24 (3.27%) Law
4 19 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.45%) Legal
6 15 (2.04%) Retail
7 14 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.77%) Public Sector
9 12 (1.63%) Automotive
10 11 (1.50%) Marketing
11 9 (1.23%) Electronics
12 6 (0.82%) Back Office
13 4 (0.54%) French Language
14 3 (0.41%) Billing
15 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.27%) Games
15 2 (0.27%) Housing Association
15 2 (0.27%) Military
15 2 (0.27%) Publishing
16 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 163 (22.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 99 (13.49%) IT Engineer
3 93 (12.67%) IT Support
4 91 (12.40%) Support Engineer
5 83 (11.31%) Analyst
6 59 (8.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 50 (6.81%) IT Support Engineer
8 46 (6.27%) Server Engineer
9 45 (6.13%) Administrator
10 40 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
11 38 (5.18%) Support Analyst
12 32 (4.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 32 (4.36%) Azure Engineer
13 31 (4.22%) Architect
14 29 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
14 29 (3.95%) Windows Server Engineer
15 28 (3.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 28 (3.81%) VMware Engineer
16 27 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
17 25 (3.41%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (9.26%) Web Services
2 20 (2.72%) .NET
3 13 (1.77%) COM
3 13 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.23%) JSON
5 8 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.09%) SAML
6 7 (0.95%) LAMP
6 7 (0.95%) OAuth
6 7 (0.95%) OpenID
7 5 (0.68%) Kafka
7 5 (0.68%) REST
7 5 (0.68%) SOAP
8 4 (0.54%) CSS
8 4 (0.54%) MDX
8 4 (0.54%) POSIX
8 4 (0.54%) WAMP
8 4 (0.54%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.44%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.77%) Public Cloud
3 45 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 30 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (3.00%) PKI
8 21 (2.86%) Clustering
9 16 (2.18%) Replication
10 13 (1.77%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.77%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.63%) iPhone
11 12 (1.63%) Life Science
11 12 (1.63%) Renewable Energy
12 11 (1.50%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.50%) iPad
13 10 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.23%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 723 (98.50%) Windows
2 561 (76.43%) Windows Server
3 437 (59.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 296 (40.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 208 (28.34%) Windows 10
6 195 (26.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 150 (20.44%) Linux
8 102 (13.90%) Windows 7
9 59 (8.04%) CentOS
10 52 (7.08%) Ubuntu
11 36 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (4.63%) Windows 8
13 33 (4.50%) Android
14 29 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (2.32%) Mac OS
16 12 (1.63%) Unix
17 11 (1.50%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.68%) Debian
18 5 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (29.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 205 (27.93%) ITIL
3 103 (14.03%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (13.22%) DevOps
5 91 (12.40%) Service Management
6 62 (8.45%) Migration
7 61 (8.31%) Configuration Management
8 59 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (8.04%) Infrastructure as Code
9 52 (7.08%) Task Automation
10 50 (6.81%) Change Management
10 50 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 49 (6.68%) Project Delivery
12 48 (6.54%) DevSecOps
13 47 (6.40%) Scrum
13 47 (6.40%) Software Testing
14 45 (6.13%) Data Science
14 45 (6.13%) Machine Learning
14 45 (6.13%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 45 (6.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 294 (40.05%) PowerShell
2 121 (16.49%) SQL
3 67 (9.13%) Bash Shell
4 63 (8.58%) Python
5 27 (3.68%) C#
6 25 (3.41%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.18%) VBScript
8 9 (1.23%) Perl
9 8 (1.09%) Java
9 8 (1.09%) VB
10 6 (0.82%) C
10 6 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.68%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.54%) R
12 4 (0.54%) VBA
13 3 (0.41%) PHP
14 2 (0.27%) Ruby
15 1 (0.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 98 (13.35%) Security Cleared
2 83 (11.31%) SC Cleared
3 59 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (6.81%) Degree
5 37 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (4.77%) CCNA
7 34 (4.63%) MCSE
8 28 (3.81%) MCSA
9 27 (3.68%) MCP
10 25 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (2.32%) AWS Certification
12 14 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.23%) VCP6
14 8 (1.09%) CISSP
15 7 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (0.95%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.95%) MCITP
15 7 (0.95%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.72%) SLA
2 17 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.36%) GDPR
4 8 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.68%) PMO
7 3 (0.41%) NIST
7 3 (0.41%) QA
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 509 (69.35%) Active Directory
2 352 (47.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (23.02%) Hyper-V
4 107 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
5 67 (9.13%) Docker
6 52 (7.08%) vSphere
7 39 (5.31%) XenApp
8 35 (4.77%) Virtual Servers
9 30 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (3.68%) VMware NSX
11 26 (3.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 20 (2.72%) XenDesktop
13 14 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (1.36%) Xen
15 6 (0.82%) NFS
16 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.54%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.41%) pfSense
17 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
18 2 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 125 (17.03%) SCCM
2 80 (10.90%) Ansible
3 62 (8.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 62 (8.45%) SCOM
4 46 (6.27%) Puppet
5 44 (5.99%) SCVMM
6 30 (4.09%) Terraform
7 29 (3.95%) Kubernetes
8 24 (3.27%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
9 18 (2.45%) Nagios
10 16 (2.18%) vCenter Server
11 13 (1.77%) Consul
11 13 (1.77%) Grafana
11 13 (1.77%) Graphite
11 13 (1.77%) Opsview
11 13 (1.77%) Packer
11 13 (1.77%) Prometheus
11 13 (1.77%) SCOrch
12 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 490 (66.76%) Microsoft
2 434 (59.13%) VMware
3 141 (19.21%) Cisco
4 118 (16.08%) Citrix
5 82 (11.17%) Veeam
6 52 (7.08%) Dell
7 43 (5.86%) SolarWinds
8 42 (5.72%) HP
8 42 (5.72%) ServiceNow
9 36 (4.90%) Google
9 36 (4.90%) NetApp
10 30 (4.09%) Sophos
11 29 (3.95%) Apple
11 29 (3.95%) EMC
12 27 (3.68%) Red Hat
13 24 (3.27%) McAfee
13 24 (3.27%) SonicWALL
14 23 (3.13%) Meraki
15 21 (2.86%) CommVault
16 20 (2.72%) Oracle