Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 405 260 230
Rank change year-on-year -145 -30 +83
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 800 544 1,981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.74% 1.23% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.14% 5.77% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 634 452 1,691
10th Percentile £24,825 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £28,500 £33,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £50,000 £53,813 £51,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -9.41% +6.25% -

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 19,325 9,435 29,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.84% 21.34% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13,684 7,949 23,909
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,461 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £81,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -212 208 £48,000 -8.57% 43
North of England -88 160 £37,500 +7.14% 54
South East -149 159 £32,500 -27.17% 37
Midlands -50 125 £37,500 -6.25% 38
South West -34 99 £45,000 +12.50% 18
West Midlands -49 77 £36,250 -9.38% 18
North West -65 76 £37,500 +5.63% 30
Yorkshire -59 67 £37,500 +7.14% 20
East Midlands -53 46 £37,500 -6.25% 19
East of England -78 45 £40,000 -5.88% 15
North East -53 17 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 797 (99.63%) Windows
2 593 (74.13%) Windows Server
3 557 (69.63%) Active Directory
4 543 (67.88%) Microsoft
5 489 (61.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 410 (51.25%) Windows Server 2019
7 408 (51.00%) Microsoft 365
8 402 (50.25%) VMware
9 366 (45.75%) Azure
10 291 (36.38%) Firewall
11 276 (34.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 276 (34.50%) Windows 10
12 275 (34.38%) PowerShell
13 258 (32.25%) DNS
14 239 (29.88%) DHCP
15 222 (27.75%) Social Skills
16 199 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
17 197 (24.63%) Linux
18 191 (23.88%) Cisco
19 189 (23.63%) ITIL
20 185 (23.13%) Hyper-V
21 184 (23.00%) SQL
22 175 (21.88%) VPN
23 168 (21.00%) Microsoft Office
23 168 (21.00%) LAN
24 164 (20.50%) WAN
24 164 (20.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 157 (19.63%) SQL Server
26 144 (18.00%) MS Exchange
27 135 (16.88%) SharePoint

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
1 144 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 135 (16.88%) SharePoint
3 70 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 70 (8.75%) IIS
4 26 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.63%) Confluence
6 15 (1.88%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.63%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.13%) Apache
11 9 (1.13%) CMS
12 8 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.25%) nginx
14 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 168 (21.00%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) BambooHR
1 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.38%) Magento
2 3 (0.38%) Sage 300 ERP
2 3 (0.38%) Sage CRM
2 3 (0.38%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 408 (51.00%) Microsoft 365
2 366 (45.75%) Azure
3 127 (15.88%) AWS
4 95 (11.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (5.88%) IaaS
6 35 (4.38%) SaaS
7 30 (3.75%) OneDrive
8 27 (3.38%) PaaS
9 22 (2.75%) GCP
9 22 (2.75%) Mimecast
10 21 (2.63%) Power Platform
11 16 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (1.75%) Google Workspace
13 9 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.75%) GitHub
15 4 (0.50%) Azure Event Grid
15 4 (0.50%) Azure Logic Apps
15 4 (0.50%) Power Automate
15 4 (0.50%) PowerApps
16 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 291 (36.38%) Firewall
2 258 (32.25%) DNS
3 239 (29.88%) DHCP
4 175 (21.88%) VPN
5 168 (21.00%) LAN
6 164 (20.50%) WAN
7 134 (16.75%) TCP/IP
8 113 (14.13%) SAN
9 94 (11.75%) VLAN
10 53 (6.63%) Wireless
11 50 (6.25%) VoIP
12 48 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (4.88%) NAS
14 29 (3.63%) Internet
15 25 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
15 25 (3.13%) Network Security
15 25 (3.13%) Skype
16 24 (3.00%) iSCSI
17 23 (2.88%) IPv4
18 21 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 32 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 24 (3.00%) MongoDB
5 21 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.00%) MySQL
9 12 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.50%) SQL Server 2017
10 10 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.38%) Data Vault
14 3 (0.38%) MS Access
15 2 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (3.88%) JIRA
2 26 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.38%) Subversion
4 10 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.38%) MSI
8 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
General
1 222 (27.75%) Social Skills
2 111 (13.88%) Finance
3 101 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.75%) Legal
5 44 (5.50%) Public Sector
6 40 (5.00%) Manufacturing
7 30 (3.75%) Law
8 26 (3.25%) Back Office
9 25 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
10 24 (3.00%) Presentation Skills
11 20 (2.50%) Retail
12 19 (2.38%) Electronics
13 16 (2.00%) Automotive
13 16 (2.00%) Telecoms
14 14 (1.75%) Banking
14 14 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
15 13 (1.63%) French Language
16 10 (1.25%) Marketing
17 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 133 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 120 (15.00%) IT Support
3 119 (14.88%) Analyst
4 115 (14.38%) Support Engineer
5 100 (12.50%) IT Engineer
6 88 (11.00%) Administrator
7 82 (10.25%) Support Analyst
8 56 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
9 55 (6.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 55 (6.88%) IT Support Engineer
10 47 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 47 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 43 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
12 37 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 36 (4.50%) Infrastructure Support
14 34 (4.25%) Developer
14 34 (4.25%) IT Technician
14 34 (4.25%) Server Engineer
15 33 (4.13%) Azure Engineer
16 32 (4.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.00%) .NET
1 48 (6.00%) Web Services
2 30 (3.75%) ASP.NET
3 22 (2.75%) HTML
4 17 (2.13%) ARM Templates
4 17 (2.13%) WSH
5 16 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (1.75%) XML
7 13 (1.63%) COM
7 13 (1.63%) JSON
8 11 (1.38%) Ajax
8 11 (1.38%) jQuery
8 11 (1.38%) LAMP
9 10 (1.25%) Classic ASP
10 9 (1.13%) CSS
11 8 (1.00%) OC4J
12 6 (0.75%) .NET Core
12 6 (0.75%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.50%) User Experience
3 51 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (5.63%) Driving Licence
5 32 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (3.25%) Replication
8 24 (3.00%) iPhone
9 21 (2.63%) Public Cloud
10 20 (2.50%) PKI
11 19 (2.38%) iPad
12 18 (2.25%) Clustering
12 18 (2.25%) Management Information System
13 16 (2.00%) Fat Client
13 16 (2.00%) Thin Client
14 13 (1.63%) Cloud Native
15 11 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (1.00%) FMCG
16 8 (1.00%) NHS
16 8 (1.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 797 (99.63%) Windows
2 593 (74.13%) Windows Server
3 489 (61.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 410 (51.25%) Windows Server 2019
5 276 (34.50%) Windows 10
6 199 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 197 (24.63%) Linux
8 81 (10.13%) Windows 7
9 58 (7.25%) Ubuntu
10 54 (6.75%) CentOS
11 52 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 38 (4.75%) Android
14 37 (4.63%) Windows 8
15 24 (3.00%) Mac OS X
16 17 (2.13%) Apple iOS
17 14 (1.75%) SUSE
18 11 (1.38%) Unix
19 9 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 6 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (23.63%) ITIL
2 164 (20.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 134 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (8.75%) DevOps
5 69 (8.63%) Computer Science
6 61 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 57 (7.13%) Mentoring
9 56 (7.00%) Service Delivery
10 55 (6.88%) Migration
11 54 (6.75%) Service Management
12 47 (5.88%) Change Management
13 44 (5.50%) Patch Management
14 43 (5.38%) Project Management
15 39 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
16 38 (4.75%) Infrastructure as Code
17 37 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
17 37 (4.63%) Project Delivery
18 33 (4.13%) High Availability
19 30 (3.75%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 275 (34.38%) PowerShell
2 184 (23.00%) SQL
3 67 (8.38%) Bash Shell
4 25 (3.13%) C#
4 25 (3.13%) Python
5 20 (2.50%) VB
6 18 (2.25%) Java
6 18 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 17 (2.13%) VBScript
8 14 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.50%) C
10 9 (1.13%) Perl
11 8 (1.00%) Korn
12 6 (0.75%) PHP
12 6 (0.75%) PHP 4
12 6 (0.75%) VB6
13 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.63%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.50%) C++
15 1 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 94 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (10.88%) Security Cleared
3 58 (7.25%) Degree
4 57 (7.13%) MCSA
5 47 (5.88%) MCSE
6 45 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (4.25%) CCNA
8 29 (3.63%) SC Cleared
9 26 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 26 (3.25%) MCP
10 19 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (2.25%) CCNP
12 15 (1.88%) A+ Certification
13 14 (1.75%) AWS Certification
13 14 (1.75%) MCITP
14 13 (1.63%) DBS Check
14 13 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.38%) PMI Certification
16 10 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (12.13%) SLA
2 20 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.50%) GDPR
4 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.25%) QA
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 557 (69.63%) Active Directory
2 276 (34.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (23.13%) Hyper-V
4 73 (9.13%) vSphere
5 56 (7.00%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (6.25%) Docker
7 49 (6.13%) XenApp
8 33 (4.13%) XenDesktop
9 31 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.38%) Terminal Services
11 11 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (1.38%) VirtualBox
11 11 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (1.25%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.88%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.63%) Firmware
16 4 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 95 (11.88%) SCCM
2 65 (8.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 49 (6.13%) Ansible
3 49 (6.13%) Terraform
4 36 (4.50%) SCOM
5 31 (3.88%) Kubernetes
6 24 (3.00%) Puppet
7 19 (2.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 18 (2.25%) Packer
8 18 (2.25%) SCVMM
9 16 (2.00%) Consul
9 16 (2.00%) Grafana
9 16 (2.00%) Graphite
9 16 (2.00%) Opsview
9 16 (2.00%) Prometheus
10 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (1.88%) WSUS
11 14 (1.75%) Backup Exec
12 13 (1.63%) SCOrch
13 11 (1.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 543 (67.88%) Microsoft
2 402 (50.25%) VMware
3 191 (23.88%) Cisco
4 130 (16.25%) Citrix
5 102 (12.75%) Veeam
6 68 (8.50%) Oracle
7 63 (7.88%) HP
8 52 (6.50%) Red Hat
9 50 (6.25%) Dell
10 40 (5.00%) Sophos
11 38 (4.75%) Meraki
12 37 (4.63%) Google
13 32 (4.00%) NetApp
13 32 (4.00%) SolarWinds
14 26 (3.25%) ServiceNow
15 22 (2.75%) Palo Alto
16 21 (2.63%) EMC
17 17 (2.13%) McAfee
18 16 (2.00%) CheckPoint
18 16 (2.00%) CommVault