Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 363 250 242
Rank change year-on-year -113 -8 +93
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 778 965 1,939
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.83% 1.31% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.47% 6.17% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 593 814 1,607
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,530 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £54,750 £56,125
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -

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 17,399 15,637 30,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.56% 21.19% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12,914 12,942 24,747
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
South East -55 184 £40,000 - 20
London -158 181 £50,000 -4.76% 24
North of England -41 158 £37,500 +12.78% 25
South West -14 116 £40,000 +17.65% 21
Midlands -46 91 £41,250 +17.86% 18
North West -34 72 £40,000 +14.29% 18
Yorkshire -27 58 £37,500 +11.94% 6
West Midlands -31 55 £42,500 - 11
East of England -63 43 £55,000 +37.50% 5
East Midlands -50 36 £40,000 +14.29% 7
North East -15 28 £32,500 +14.04% 1
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 767 (98.59%) Windows
2 597 (76.74%) Windows Server
3 575 (73.91%) Microsoft
4 522 (67.10%) Active Directory
5 453 (58.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 451 (57.97%) VMware
7 398 (51.16%) Azure
8 377 (48.46%) Microsoft 365
9 344 (44.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 338 (43.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 325 (41.77%) PowerShell
12 287 (36.89%) Firewall
13 226 (29.05%) Windows 10
14 209 (26.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 208 (26.74%) DNS
16 206 (26.48%) Windows Server 2008
17 201 (25.84%) ITIL
18 193 (24.81%) Linux
19 179 (23.01%) DHCP
20 173 (22.24%) SQL
20 173 (22.24%) Cisco
21 169 (21.72%) VPN
22 162 (20.82%) SQL Server
23 160 (20.57%) Social Skills
24 157 (20.18%) AWS
25 153 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
26 149 (19.15%) MS Exchange
27 148 (19.02%) Hyper-V
28 136 (17.48%) Citrix
29 130 (16.71%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 149 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 126 (16.20%) SharePoint
3 63 (8.10%) Confluence
4 61 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 44 (5.66%) IIS
6 39 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.80%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.77%) CMS
12 5 (0.64%) Apache
12 5 (0.64%) WordPress
13 4 (0.51%) nginx
13 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
16 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 153 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Exchequer
1 3 (0.39%) Magento
1 3 (0.39%) Sage 300 ERP
1 3 (0.39%) Sage CRM
1 3 (0.39%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.26%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 398 (51.16%) Azure
2 377 (48.46%) Microsoft 365
3 157 (20.18%) AWS
4 130 (16.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 68 (8.74%) IaaS
6 55 (7.07%) SaaS
7 50 (6.43%) PaaS
8 44 (5.66%) GCP
9 25 (3.21%) OneDrive
10 24 (3.08%) Mimecast
11 19 (2.44%) Power Platform
12 15 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.03%) Azure Event Grid
13 8 (1.03%) Azure Logic Apps
14 6 (0.77%) Google Workspace
15 4 (0.51%) Power Automate
15 4 (0.51%) PowerApps
16 3 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
16 3 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 3 (0.39%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 287 (36.89%) Firewall
2 208 (26.74%) DNS
3 179 (23.01%) DHCP
4 169 (21.72%) VPN
5 125 (16.07%) LAN
6 117 (15.04%) WAN
7 114 (14.65%) SAN
8 106 (13.62%) TCP/IP
9 101 (12.98%) VLAN
10 64 (8.23%) VoIP
11 61 (7.84%) IPv4
12 47 (6.04%) OSPF
13 45 (5.78%) Wireless
14 32 (4.11%) NAS
15 30 (3.86%) Network Security
16 29 (3.73%) Remote Desktop
17 27 (3.47%) Internet
18 24 (3.08%) Skype
19 22 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
20 18 (2.31%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (20.82%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 41 (5.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (3.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (2.19%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (1.80%) MySQL
7 14 (1.80%) SQL Server 2017
8 13 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.39%) Data Vault
13 3 (0.39%) MS Access
13 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 71 (9.13%) JIRA
2 69 (8.87%) Git (software)
3 42 (5.40%) Subversion
4 8 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.51%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.26%) Gradle
7 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.26%) Maven
7 2 (0.26%) MSI
7 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.13%) GitLab
8 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 160 (20.57%) Social Skills
2 103 (13.24%) Finance
3 42 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.27%) Legal
5 31 (3.98%) Public Sector
6 28 (3.60%) Banking
7 26 (3.34%) Law
7 26 (3.34%) Retail
8 24 (3.08%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.93%) French Language
10 13 (1.67%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
12 11 (1.41%) Automotive
12 11 (1.41%) Marketing
13 9 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (0.77%) Back Office
14 6 (0.77%) Electronics
15 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.64%) Games
16 4 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 162 (20.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 99 (12.72%) IT Support
3 87 (11.18%) Support Engineer
4 83 (10.67%) Analyst
5 82 (10.54%) Administrator
6 68 (8.74%) IT Engineer
7 50 (6.43%) Windows Engineer
8 49 (6.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 46 (5.91%) Server Engineer
9 46 (5.91%) Support Analyst
10 44 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
11 38 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 38 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
12 37 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
12 37 (4.76%) Developer
12 37 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
13 36 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
14 34 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (4.37%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
14 34 (4.37%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (11.57%) Web Services
2 34 (4.37%) .NET
3 22 (2.83%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.19%) CGI
5 15 (1.93%) HTML
6 14 (1.80%) XML
7 13 (1.67%) COM
7 13 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
8 11 (1.41%) jQuery
9 10 (1.29%) Ajax
10 9 (1.16%) JSON
11 8 (1.03%) CSS
11 8 (1.03%) OpenID
12 7 (0.90%) Java EE
12 7 (0.90%) Middleware
12 7 (0.90%) SAML
13 6 (0.77%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.77%) Entity Framework
13 6 (0.77%) OAuth
14 5 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.51%) Data Centre
2 65 (8.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 46 (5.91%) Public Cloud
3 46 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
5 27 (3.47%) Replication
6 25 (3.21%) iPhone
7 22 (2.83%) PKI
8 19 (2.44%) Clustering
9 18 (2.31%) Driving Licence
9 18 (2.31%) User Experience
10 15 (1.93%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.93%) iPad
11 13 (1.67%) Cloud Native
11 13 (1.67%) Fat Client
11 13 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.67%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.41%) Life Science
12 11 (1.41%) Renewable Energy
12 11 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 767 (98.59%) Windows
2 597 (76.74%) Windows Server
3 453 (58.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 344 (44.22%) Windows Server 2019
5 226 (29.05%) Windows 10
6 206 (26.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 193 (24.81%) Linux
8 88 (11.31%) CentOS
8 88 (11.31%) Windows 7
9 85 (10.93%) Ubuntu
10 48 (6.17%) Android
11 37 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (3.86%) Windows 8
14 20 (2.57%) Apple iOS
15 14 (1.80%) Unix
16 12 (1.54%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.77%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (26.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 201 (25.84%) ITIL
3 108 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
4 106 (13.62%) DevOps
5 88 (11.31%) Service Management
6 85 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (9.64%) Infrastructure as Code
8 73 (9.38%) Task Automation
9 69 (8.87%) Configuration Management
10 64 (8.23%) Migration
11 63 (8.10%) Scrum
12 60 (7.71%) Data Science
12 60 (7.71%) DevSecOps
12 60 (7.71%) Machine Learning
12 60 (7.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 60 (7.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 60 (7.71%) Software Testing
13 59 (7.58%) Cyber Intelligence
13 59 (7.58%) SDLC
14 58 (7.46%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 325 (41.77%) PowerShell
2 173 (22.24%) SQL
3 92 (11.83%) Bash Shell
4 59 (7.58%) Python
5 33 (4.24%) C#
6 26 (3.34%) T-SQL
7 24 (3.08%) VBScript
8 18 (2.31%) VB
9 16 (2.06%) Java
10 13 (1.67%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.16%) C
12 7 (0.90%) PHP
13 5 (0.64%) PHP 4
13 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.64%) VB6
14 4 (0.51%) Perl
15 3 (0.39%) R
16 2 (0.26%) Korn
17 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 100 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 73 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (7.07%) Degree
4 53 (6.81%) SC Cleared
5 37 (4.76%) MCSA
6 36 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (4.37%) MCSE
8 31 (3.98%) CCNA
9 25 (3.21%) MCP
10 20 (2.57%) AWS Certification
11 17 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (1.29%) VCP6
16 8 (1.03%) A+ Certification
16 8 (1.03%) MCITP
17 7 (0.90%) DV Cleared
18 6 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.20%) SLA
2 22 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.54%) GDPR
4 6 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.64%) QA
6 3 (0.39%) NIST
6 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 522 (67.10%) Active Directory
2 338 (43.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (19.02%) Hyper-V
4 92 (11.83%) VMware ESXi
5 90 (11.57%) Docker
6 61 (7.84%) vSphere
7 41 (5.27%) XenApp
8 32 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (2.44%) XenDesktop
11 18 (2.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (2.06%) VMware NSX
13 13 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.29%) VMware Server
15 9 (1.16%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.77%) NFS
17 5 (0.64%) VirtualBox
18 4 (0.51%) Xen
19 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 103 (13.24%) SCCM
2 90 (11.57%) Ansible
3 64 (8.23%) Puppet
4 57 (7.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 40 (5.14%) SCOM
6 38 (4.88%) Kubernetes
6 38 (4.88%) Terraform
7 32 (4.11%) SCVMM
8 19 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
10 17 (2.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 17 (2.19%) vCenter Server
11 16 (2.06%) Nagios
12 15 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
13 14 (1.80%) Packer
14 13 (1.67%) Consul
14 13 (1.67%) Graphite
14 13 (1.67%) Opsview
14 13 (1.67%) Prometheus
14 13 (1.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 575 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 451 (57.97%) VMware
3 173 (22.24%) Cisco
4 136 (17.48%) Citrix
5 98 (12.60%) Veeam
6 52 (6.68%) HP
7 51 (6.56%) Google
7 51 (6.56%) NetApp
8 49 (6.30%) Oracle
9 46 (5.91%) Dell
9 46 (5.91%) Red Hat
9 46 (5.91%) Sophos
10 36 (4.63%) ServiceNow
11 34 (4.37%) SolarWinds
12 27 (3.47%) Meraki
13 25 (3.21%) McAfee
14 23 (2.96%) SonicWALL
15 22 (2.83%) EMC
16 19 (2.44%) Palo Alto
17 18 (2.31%) Apple