Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 57 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 7,932 8,626 10,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.83% 5.16% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.81% 20.92% 21.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6,767 7,648 9,335
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 38,123 41,242 49,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.21% 24.68% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 30,928 34,253 42,350
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server in England.

Salary trend for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 -5 2,915 £47,500 - 242
South East -6 1,780 £36,250 -3.33% 197
North of England -5 1,148 £36,176 +3.36% 201
Midlands +12 833 £35,000 -4.11% 114
East of England 0 666 £38,500 +2.67% 75
South West +7 599 £33,000 -1.61% 83
North West +4 596 £35,000 - 102
West Midlands +16 540 £35,000 -3.45% 59
Yorkshire -12 485 £37,000 +5.71% 83
East Midlands +6 296 £37,500 - 54
North East -21 67 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 7,902 (99.62%) Windows
2 4,773 (60.17%) Active Directory
3 4,131 (52.08%) Microsoft
4 3,611 (45.52%) VMware
5 2,552 (32.17%) Office 365
6 2,428 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 2,269 (28.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 2,180 (27.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,031 (25.61%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,886 (23.78%) SQL Server
11 1,768 (22.29%) MS Exchange
12 1,721 (21.70%) ITIL
13 1,712 (21.58%) Hyper-V
14 1,681 (21.19%) Firewall
15 1,670 (21.05%) SQL
16 1,625 (20.49%) DNS
17 1,561 (19.68%) PowerShell
18 1,448 (18.26%) Linux
19 1,442 (18.18%) Citrix
20 1,354 (17.07%) Cisco
21 1,321 (16.65%) Windows 10
22 1,279 (16.12%) DHCP
23 1,220 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
24 1,211 (15.27%) Windows 7
25 1,190 (15.00%) Finance
26 1,097 (13.83%) SCCM
27 1,096 (13.82%) TCP/IP
28 1,052 (13.26%) Microsoft Certification
29 1,046 (13.19%) SAN
30 985 (12.42%) Problem-Solving

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 1,768 (22.29%) MS Exchange
2 799 (10.07%) IIS
3 737 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 598 (7.54%) SharePoint
5 567 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 377 (4.75%) Skype for Business
7 178 (2.24%) Apache
8 175 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 127 (1.60%) Tomcat
10 102 (1.29%) Confluence
11 99 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 85 (1.07%) WebLogic
13 82 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 78 (0.98%) JBoss
15 76 (0.96%) WebSphere
16 58 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
17 53 (0.67%) OpenStack
18 44 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
18 44 (0.55%) CMS
19 40 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 1,220 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 158 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.088%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.076%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.063%) ProjectWise
9 4 (0.050%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.050%) Stata
10 3 (0.038%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.025%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.013%) Maya
12 1 (0.013%) Revit
12 1 (0.013%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 65 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.34%) Elite 3E
4 17 (0.21%) Documaker
4 17 (0.21%) Relativity
5 16 (0.20%) Workfront
6 14 (0.18%) Concordance
7 11 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.088%) Sage X3
11 6 (0.076%) Sage 200
12 5 (0.063%) Veritas eDiscovery
13 4 (0.050%) Advent Geneva
13 4 (0.050%) MetaTrader
13 4 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.050%) Orchard Housing
13 4 (0.050%) Tradar
13 4 (0.050%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2,552 (32.17%) Office 365
2 2,031 (25.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 960 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
4 261 (3.29%) IaaS
5 199 (2.51%) SaaS
6 185 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 153 (1.93%) PaaS
8 130 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
9 127 (1.60%) Mimecast
10 74 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
11 67 (0.84%) OneDrive
12 66 (0.83%) G Suite
13 64 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
14 45 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
15 37 (0.47%) GitHub
16 34 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
17 32 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 28 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 26 (0.33%) Amazon S3
20 16 (0.20%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1,681 (21.19%) Firewall
2 1,625 (20.49%) DNS
3 1,279 (16.12%) DHCP
4 1,096 (13.82%) TCP/IP
5 1,046 (13.19%) SAN
6 968 (12.20%) LAN
7 956 (12.05%) WAN
8 619 (7.80%) VPN
9 356 (4.49%) VLAN
10 310 (3.91%) VoIP
11 305 (3.85%) Network Security
12 296 (3.73%) Skype
13 219 (2.76%) Internet
14 212 (2.67%) NAS
15 207 (2.61%) Wireless
16 163 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
17 157 (1.98%) SSL
18 149 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
19 147 (1.85%) NetScaler
20 126 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,886 (23.78%) SQL Server
2 255 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 192 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 178 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 165 (2.08%) MySQL
6 164 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 131 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
8 121 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 104 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 98 (1.24%) Relational Database
11 87 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 80 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
13 77 (0.97%) MongoDB
14 76 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
15 62 (0.78%) Big Data
16 57 (0.72%) RDBMS
17 53 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
18 52 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
19 48 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 47 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 186 (2.34%) JIRA
2 181 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 152 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 137 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
5 119 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 104 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 78 (0.98%) Visual Studio
8 62 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 54 (0.68%) Subversion
10 53 (0.67%) Bitbucket
11 52 (0.66%) Vagrant
12 33 (0.42%) MSI
13 30 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
14 28 (0.35%) WinDbg
15 27 (0.34%) GoCD
16 22 (0.28%) Gerrit
16 22 (0.28%) Maven
17 20 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
18 19 (0.24%) Selenium
19 16 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 1,190 (15.00%) Finance
2 273 (3.44%) Retail
3 245 (3.09%) Banking
4 226 (2.85%) Law
5 197 (2.48%) Legal
6 187 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 148 (1.87%) Marketing
8 132 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 90 (1.13%) Advertising
10 68 (0.86%) Back Office
11 66 (0.83%) German Language
11 66 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 57 (0.72%) Games
13 44 (0.55%) Billing
14 37 (0.47%) Front Office
15 30 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.33%) French Language
17 25 (0.32%) Automotive
18 24 (0.30%) Electronics
19 22 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,366 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,297 (16.35%) Analyst
3 1,272 (16.04%) Support Engineer
4 810 (10.21%) IT Support
5 754 (9.51%) Support Analyst
6 602 (7.59%) IT Engineer
7 529 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 524 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 476 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
10 428 (5.40%) Administrator
11 412 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
12 338 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
13 332 (4.19%) IT Analyst
14 324 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
15 323 (4.07%) Consultant
16 318 (4.01%) Desktop Support
17 316 (3.98%) Infrastructure Support
18 313 (3.95%) Applications Support
19 309 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 301 (3.79%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 556 (7.01%) .NET
2 350 (4.41%) Web Services
3 255 (3.21%) HTML
4 191 (2.41%) ASP.NET
5 160 (2.02%) CSS
6 122 (1.54%) .NET Framework
7 112 (1.41%) XML
8 101 (1.27%) jQuery
9 94 (1.19%) Middleware
10 91 (1.15%) AngularJS
11 74 (0.93%) REST
12 64 (0.81%) LDAP
13 60 (0.76%) SOAP
14 57 (0.72%) JSON
15 55 (0.69%) HTML5
16 50 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 43 (0.54%) RESTful
18 40 (0.50%) WCF
19 39 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
20 34 (0.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 669 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 515 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 349 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 276 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 263 (3.32%) Clustering
6 253 (3.19%) Driving Licence
7 222 (2.80%) Computer Science
8 172 (2.17%) Replication
9 128 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 123 (1.55%) Public Cloud
11 122 (1.54%) Blackberry
12 105 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 93 (1.17%) PKI
14 82 (1.03%) Hedge funds
15 81 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
16 78 (0.98%) Fat Client
16 78 (0.98%) Thin Client
17 77 (0.97%) Fintech
17 77 (0.97%) iPhone
18 73 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7,902 (99.62%) Windows
2 2,428 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 2,269 (28.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,448 (18.26%) Linux
5 1,321 (16.65%) Windows 10
6 1,211 (15.27%) Windows 7
7 416 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 399 (5.03%) Windows 8
9 290 (3.66%) Unix
10 272 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 168 (2.12%) Android
12 154 (1.94%) Mac OS X
13 141 (1.78%) CentOS
14 137 (1.73%) Windows XP
15 104 (1.31%) Apple iOS
16 103 (1.30%) Mac OS
17 99 (1.25%) Solaris
18 85 (1.07%) Ubuntu
19 40 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
20 36 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,721 (21.70%) ITIL
2 985 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
3 607 (7.65%) DevOps
4 556 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 533 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
6 512 (6.45%) Migration
7 463 (5.84%) Project Management
8 367 (4.63%) Service Management
9 333 (4.20%) Service Delivery
10 332 (4.19%) Problem Management
11 285 (3.59%) Incident Management
12 274 (3.45%) Mentoring
13 251 (3.16%) Configuration Management
14 239 (3.01%) High Availability
15 228 (2.87%) Change Management
16 227 (2.86%) Information Security
17 223 (2.81%) Root Cause Analysis
18 215 (2.71%) Cybersecurity
19 211 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
20 208 (2.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,670 (21.05%) SQL
2 1,561 (19.68%) PowerShell
3 368 (4.64%) C#
4 328 (4.14%) JavaScript
5 268 (3.38%) Python
6 247 (3.11%) Java
7 199 (2.51%) T-SQL
8 194 (2.45%) Bash Shell
9 142 (1.79%) VBScript
10 111 (1.40%) Perl
11 83 (1.05%) C
12 81 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 77 (0.97%) VB
14 75 (0.95%) Ruby
15 74 (0.93%) PHP
15 74 (0.93%) VBA
16 55 (0.69%) PL/SQL
17 41 (0.52%) C++
17 41 (0.52%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.15%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1,052 (13.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 768 (9.68%) Degree
3 713 (8.99%) MCSE
4 435 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
5 430 (5.42%) MCSA
6 372 (4.69%) CCNA
7 323 (4.07%) Security Cleared
8 308 (3.88%) MCP
9 258 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 204 (2.57%) MCITP
11 170 (2.14%) SC Cleared
12 164 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
13 162 (2.04%) CCNP
14 121 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
15 105 (1.32%) CISSP
16 82 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
17 60 (0.76%) DBS Check
18 59 (0.74%) CISM
18 59 (0.74%) DV Cleared
19 58 (0.73%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 543 (6.85%) SLA
2 239 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (1.40%) GDPR
4 80 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 74 (0.93%) QA
6 57 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 44 (0.55%) COBIT
8 38 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 29 (0.37%) PMO
10 27 (0.34%) Data Quality
11 21 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 16 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.11%) ISO 9000
15 8 (0.10%) GAMP
15 8 (0.10%) GCP
16 5 (0.063%) GPG13
16 5 (0.063%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.063%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.063%) WAI
System Software
1 4,773 (60.17%) Active Directory
2 2,180 (27.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,712 (21.58%) Hyper-V
4 596 (7.51%) VMware ESXi
5 562 (7.09%) XenApp
6 555 (7.00%) vSphere
7 363 (4.58%) XenDesktop
8 166 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
9 154 (1.94%) Docker
10 149 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
11 132 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 108 (1.36%) XenServer
13 104 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
14 92 (1.16%) Terminal Services
15 76 (0.96%) Firmware
16 66 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 61 (0.77%) BitLocker
18 59 (0.74%) VirtualBox
19 41 (0.52%) DFS Replication
20 33 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,097 (13.83%) SCCM
2 439 (5.53%) SCOM
3 249 (3.14%) Puppet
4 229 (2.89%) WSUS
5 213 (2.69%) Backup Exec
6 188 (2.37%) Ansible
7 186 (2.34%) vCenter Server
8 181 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
9 112 (1.41%) Terraform
10 97 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
11 89 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
12 85 (1.07%) SCVMM
13 82 (1.03%) AirWatch
13 82 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
14 73 (0.92%) Kubernetes
14 73 (0.92%) Nagios
14 73 (0.92%) NetBackup
14 73 (0.92%) vRealize
15 61 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
16 60 (0.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4,131 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 3,611 (45.52%) VMware
3 1,442 (18.18%) Citrix
4 1,354 (17.07%) Cisco
5 644 (8.12%) HP
6 416 (5.24%) Oracle
7 379 (4.78%) Veeam
8 322 (4.06%) NetApp
9 301 (3.79%) Dell
10 257 (3.24%) Apple
11 243 (3.06%) Red Hat
12 201 (2.53%) Symantec
13 193 (2.43%) SolarWinds
14 190 (2.40%) Google
15 161 (2.03%) McAfee
16 158 (1.99%) EMC
17 150 (1.89%) IBM
18 142 (1.79%) Sophos
19 140 (1.77%) Avaya
20 137 (1.73%) ServiceNow