Period
to 19 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 86 63 50
Rank change year-on-year -23 -13 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 3,931 2,555 5,595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.54% 4.52% 4.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.94% 21.96% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,462 2,263 4,881
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%
75th Percentile £55,500 £56,125 £52,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%

Windows Server 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 20,757 11,637 25,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.68% 20.59% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 14,433 9,673 21,216
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -69 1,149 £52,500 - 256
North of England 0 895 £37,500 -6.25% 268
South East -13 762 £42,500 - 177
Midlands -3 589 £37,500 - 163
North West +3 448 £37,000 -12.94% 141
West Midlands -6 340 £40,000 +6.67% 94
Yorkshire -6 317 £40,000 +23.08% 103
East of England -21 265 £32,500 -18.75% 82
South West -38 259 £35,000 - 82
East Midlands +3 244 £35,000 -4.11% 69
North East +1 130 £35,000 -20.45% 24
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, IT jobs citing Windows Server 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.

1 3,915 (99.59%) Windows
2 2,457 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 2,260 (57.49%) Microsoft
4 2,104 (53.52%) Microsoft 365
5 1,976 (50.27%) Azure
6 1,619 (41.19%) VMware
7 1,061 (26.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 974 (24.78%) Social Skills
9 936 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 930 (23.66%) Firewall
11 879 (22.36%) Windows 10
12 863 (21.95%) SQL Server
13 839 (21.34%) DNS
14 812 (20.66%) ITIL
15 768 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 740 (18.82%) SQL
17 725 (18.44%) DHCP
18 700 (17.81%) Hyper-V
19 697 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
20 688 (17.50%) Linux
21 673 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
22 655 (16.66%) Windows Server 2016
23 651 (16.56%) AWS
24 583 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
25 582 (14.81%) MS Exchange
26 563 (14.32%) Cisco
27 548 (13.94%) SharePoint
28 522 (13.28%) SCCM
29 518 (13.18%) Citrix
30 515 (13.10%) Windows Server 2019

Windows Server
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
1 582 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 548 (13.94%) SharePoint
3 358 (9.11%) IIS
4 102 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 92 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 64 (1.63%) Apache
7 62 (1.58%) Confluence
8 54 (1.37%) CMS
9 36 (0.92%) Skype for Business
10 34 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
13 21 (0.53%) Drupal
13 21 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.48%) nginx
14 19 (0.48%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.46%) JBoss
16 15 (0.38%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
17 13 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 583 (14.83%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 16 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 14 (0.36%) Temenos T24
5 11 (0.28%) SAP Business One
6 10 (0.25%) Workfront
7 7 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.18%) Sage 200
7 7 (0.18%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.10%) BambooHR
9 4 (0.10%) Magento
9 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.076%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
11 2 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.051%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.051%) Line 500
11 2 (0.051%) Relativity
11 2 (0.051%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 2,104 (53.52%) Microsoft 365
2 1,976 (50.27%) Azure
3 651 (16.56%) AWS
4 444 (11.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 262 (6.66%) IaaS
6 211 (5.37%) SaaS
7 204 (5.19%) PaaS
8 201 (5.11%) OneDrive
9 132 (3.36%) GCP
10 83 (2.11%) Mimecast
11 80 (2.04%) Power Platform
12 59 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
13 56 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
13 56 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 52 (1.32%) GitHub
15 49 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 45 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
17 43 (1.09%) Amazon S3
18 40 (1.02%) Serverless
19 37 (0.94%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 930 (23.66%) Firewall
2 839 (21.34%) DNS
3 725 (18.44%) DHCP
4 498 (12.67%) WAN
5 483 (12.29%) LAN
6 466 (11.85%) VPN
7 437 (11.12%) TCP/IP
8 331 (8.42%) SAN
9 256 (6.51%) VoIP
10 218 (5.55%) VLAN
11 189 (4.81%) Wireless
12 182 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
13 154 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
14 136 (3.46%) Network Security
15 102 (2.59%) NAS
16 87 (2.21%) Internet
17 84 (2.14%) Unified Communications
18 75 (1.91%) SSL
19 70 (1.78%) Skype
20 61 (1.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 863 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 115 (2.93%) MySQL
3 78 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
4 74 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 57 (1.45%) Power BI
8 50 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 45 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 42 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
11 40 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 38 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 34 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (0.81%) Redis
15 29 (0.74%) NoSQL
16 28 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (0.64%) SQL Server 2019
18 20 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
19 19 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
20 18 (0.46%) DTS
Development Applications
1 168 (4.27%) Git (software)
2 110 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 108 (2.75%) JIRA
4 96 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 73 (1.86%) Jenkins
6 48 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 32 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 25 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
9 23 (0.59%) Subversion
10 19 (0.48%) MSBuild
11 17 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (0.38%) GitLab
13 11 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.18%) Gradle
15 6 (0.15%) MSI
16 5 (0.13%) NUnit
16 5 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
16 5 (0.13%) Selenium
16 5 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 5 (0.13%) WinDbg
General
1 974 (24.78%) Social Skills
2 506 (12.87%) Finance
3 288 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 149 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 135 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 126 (3.21%) Public Sector
7 110 (2.80%) Marketing
8 105 (2.67%) Retail
9 100 (2.54%) Law
10 85 (2.16%) Legal
11 84 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
12 78 (1.98%) Banking
13 74 (1.88%) Back Office
14 67 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
15 63 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
16 37 (0.94%) Automotive
17 32 (0.81%) Advertising
18 31 (0.79%) Electronics
18 31 (0.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 22 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 679 (17.27%) Analyst
2 652 (16.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 652 (16.59%) Support Engineer
3 515 (13.10%) IT Support
4 503 (12.80%) IT Engineer
5 358 (9.11%) Support Analyst
6 286 (7.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 242 (6.16%) IT Support Engineer
8 222 (5.65%) IT Analyst
9 214 (5.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 199 (5.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 197 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support
12 179 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
13 169 (4.30%) Administrator
14 161 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 155 (3.94%) IT Support Analyst
16 140 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
17 139 (3.54%) Consultant
18 127 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 123 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (4.76%) .NET
2 90 (2.29%) Web Services
3 65 (1.65%) XML
4 56 (1.42%) HTML
5 55 (1.40%) REST
6 54 (1.37%) XSLT
7 53 (1.35%) ASP.NET
8 35 (0.89%) CSS
9 33 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 30 (0.76%) .NET Core
10 30 (0.76%) LDAP
11 29 (0.74%) AngularJS
11 29 (0.74%) JSON
12 25 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (0.59%) LAMP
14 20 (0.51%) RESTful
15 18 (0.46%) ARM Templates
15 18 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (0.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 375 (9.54%) Data Centre
2 231 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 154 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 147 (3.74%) Replication
5 143 (3.64%) Clustering
6 128 (3.26%) Driving Licence
7 124 (3.15%) Public Cloud
8 88 (2.24%) User Experience
9 66 (1.68%) PKI
10 65 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
11 49 (1.25%) Private Cloud
12 41 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
13 39 (0.99%) Smartphone
14 36 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (0.89%) CMDB
15 35 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
16 33 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
17 32 (0.81%) Mobile App
18 26 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
19 25 (0.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3,915 (99.59%) Windows
2 879 (22.36%) Windows 10
3 697 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 688 (17.50%) Linux
5 655 (16.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 515 (13.10%) Windows Server 2019
7 374 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 283 (7.20%) Windows 7
9 152 (3.87%) Unix
10 125 (3.18%) Android
11 97 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 92 (2.34%) Mac OS X
13 88 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 87 (2.21%) Windows 8
15 70 (1.78%) Mac OS
16 60 (1.53%) Apple iOS
17 45 (1.14%) CentOS
18 43 (1.09%) Ubuntu
19 24 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
19 24 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (20.66%) ITIL
2 768 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 673 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
4 452 (11.50%) DevOps
5 343 (8.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 323 (8.22%) Migration
7 283 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
8 256 (6.51%) Change Management
9 246 (6.26%) Project Management
10 210 (5.34%) Service Delivery
11 204 (5.19%) Computer Science
11 204 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
11 204 (5.19%) Mentoring
12 192 (4.88%) CI/CD
13 190 (4.83%) Incident Management
13 190 (4.83%) Service Management
14 183 (4.66%) Project Delivery
15 150 (3.82%) Configuration Management
16 144 (3.66%) Business Continuity
16 144 (3.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 936 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 740 (18.82%) SQL
3 198 (5.04%) Python
4 172 (4.38%) C#
5 137 (3.49%) Bash
6 76 (1.93%) T-SQL
7 65 (1.65%) Java
8 61 (1.55%) PHP
9 42 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 41 (1.04%) JavaScript
11 34 (0.86%) VBScript
12 31 (0.79%) VB
13 26 (0.66%) Perl
14 21 (0.53%) C
15 18 (0.46%) Ruby
15 18 (0.46%) VBA
16 16 (0.41%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.38%) C++
18 11 (0.28%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 402 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 327 (8.32%) Degree
3 263 (6.69%) Security Cleared
4 200 (5.09%) MCSE
5 176 (4.48%) MCSA
6 175 (4.45%) SC Cleared
7 154 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 143 (3.64%) CCNA
9 85 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 73 (1.86%) HNC
11 70 (1.78%) HND
12 67 (1.70%) MCP
13 66 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
14 58 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 55 (1.40%) DBS Check
16 49 (1.25%) CISSP
17 35 (0.89%) MCITP
18 32 (0.81%) CCNP
19 31 (0.79%) DV Cleared
20 23 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 419 (10.66%) SLA
2 132 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 99 (2.52%) QA
4 89 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 85 (2.16%) GDPR
6 57 (1.45%) PCI DSS
7 41 (1.04%) NIST
8 16 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 15 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 14 (0.36%) PMO
11 11 (0.28%) NCSC
12 9 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.18%) HL7
13 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
14 6 (0.15%) COBIT
15 5 (0.13%) Accessibility
16 4 (0.10%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 2 (0.051%) DICOM
18 1 (0.025%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2,457 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1,061 (26.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 700 (17.81%) Hyper-V
4 247 (6.28%) VMware ESXi
5 219 (5.57%) vSphere
6 147 (3.74%) XenApp
7 122 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
8 117 (2.98%) Docker
9 89 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
10 78 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
11 71 (1.81%) XenDesktop
12 40 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 35 (0.89%) Terminal Services
14 28 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
15 25 (0.64%) BitLocker
15 25 (0.64%) Firmware
16 24 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
17 22 (0.56%) KVM
18 21 (0.53%) NFS
19 12 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 522 (13.28%) SCCM
2 383 (9.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 277 (7.05%) Terraform
4 153 (3.89%) Kubernetes
5 149 (3.79%) Ansible
6 137 (3.49%) WSUS
7 102 (2.59%) SCOM
8 77 (1.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 71 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
10 69 (1.76%) Puppet
11 66 (1.68%) FortiGate
12 52 (1.32%) Backup Exec
13 51 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
13 51 (1.30%) NetBackup
14 48 (1.22%) vCenter Server
15 47 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
16 41 (1.04%) Nagios
17 39 (0.99%) SCVMM
18 32 (0.81%) Grafana
19 24 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2,260 (57.49%) Microsoft
2 1,619 (41.19%) VMware
3 563 (14.32%) Cisco
4 518 (13.18%) Citrix
5 318 (8.09%) Veeam
6 223 (5.67%) HP
7 180 (4.58%) Oracle
8 169 (4.30%) Dell
9 144 (3.66%) ServiceNow
10 124 (3.15%) Apple
11 116 (2.95%) Meraki
12 109 (2.77%) Sophos
13 96 (2.44%) Google
14 86 (2.19%) SolarWinds
15 82 (2.09%) Red Hat
16 81 (2.06%) NetApp
17 70 (1.78%) Avaya
18 67 (1.70%) EMC
19 53 (1.35%) SAP
20 51 (1.30%) Aruba