Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 47 55
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2,069 6,576 7,567
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.67% 5.07% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.85% 22.01% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,932 6,009 6,669
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 9,468 29,878 35,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.36% 23.04% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,831 23,784 29,217
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 -10 752 £57,500 +15.00% 76
South East -10 408 £42,000 +12.00% 119
North of England +4 398 £40,000 +13.48% 107
Midlands -13 198 £40,000 +14.29% 94
South West -3 188 £37,272 +6.49% 58
North West +3 185 £45,000 +24.14% 55
Yorkshire 0 144 £37,500 +7.14% 40
West Midlands -9 141 £40,000 +6.67% 54
East of England +2 124 £39,000 +11.43% 36
North East +30 69 £33,000 -8.65% 12
East Midlands -22 57 £40,000 +23.08% 40
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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 2,062 (99.66%) Windows
2 1,225 (59.21%) Active Directory
3 1,163 (56.21%) Microsoft
4 1,070 (51.72%) VMware
5 968 (46.79%) Azure
6 916 (44.27%) Office 365
7 696 (33.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 599 (28.95%) PowerShell
9 520 (25.13%) Hyper-V
10 515 (24.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 483 (23.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 454 (21.94%) Firewall
13 443 (21.41%) DNS
14 439 (21.22%) Windows Server 2016
15 418 (20.20%) SQL Server
16 407 (19.67%) SQL
17 403 (19.48%) Linux
17 403 (19.48%) ITIL
18 390 (18.85%) AWS
19 384 (18.56%) Cisco
20 344 (16.63%) DHCP
21 343 (16.58%) Citrix
22 342 (16.53%) Windows 10
23 310 (14.98%) MS Exchange
24 303 (14.64%) SCCM
25 302 (14.60%) Finance
26 264 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
27 242 (11.70%) LAN
28 240 (11.60%) SharePoint
29 239 (11.55%) TCP/IP

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
1 310 (14.98%) MS Exchange
2 240 (11.60%) SharePoint
3 206 (9.96%) IIS
4 80 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 79 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 50 (2.42%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.26%) Apache
8 24 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (1.11%) CMS
10 19 (0.92%) Confluence
10 19 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.68%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 13 (0.63%) EPiServer
13 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (0.58%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.53%) Headless CMS
16 9 (0.43%) Kentico
Applications
1 230 (11.12%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.097%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.24%) Salerio
4 4 (0.19%) FastStats
4 4 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
4 4 (0.19%) Unica
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.097%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.097%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.097%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.097%) Workfront
7 1 (0.048%) BASE24
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.048%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.048%) Relativity
7 1 (0.048%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 968 (46.79%) Azure
2 916 (44.27%) Office 365
3 390 (18.85%) AWS
4 177 (8.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 169 (8.17%) IaaS
6 112 (5.41%) SaaS
7 101 (4.88%) PaaS
8 57 (2.75%) OneDrive
9 48 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
10 46 (2.22%) Mimecast
11 37 (1.79%) GCP
11 37 (1.79%) Power Platform
12 31 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 24 (1.16%) Amazon S3
13 24 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
14 23 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (0.92%) Serverless
16 17 (0.82%) Power Automate
17 15 (0.72%) PowerApps
17 15 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 454 (21.94%) Firewall
2 443 (21.41%) DNS
3 344 (16.63%) DHCP
4 242 (11.70%) LAN
5 239 (11.55%) TCP/IP
6 236 (11.41%) SAN
7 235 (11.36%) WAN
8 190 (9.18%) VPN
9 120 (5.80%) VoIP
10 90 (4.35%) VLAN
11 86 (4.16%) Wireless
12 83 (4.01%) Network Security
13 79 (3.82%) Internet
13 79 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
14 69 (3.33%) Skype
15 62 (3.00%) NetScaler
15 62 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
16 35 (1.69%) SSL
17 33 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
17 33 (1.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.09%) MySQL
3 46 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
4 44 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 29 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 26 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 23 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.01%) Oracle Database
10 19 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 18 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (0.82%) Power BI
12 17 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.58%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (3.43%) Git (software)
2 55 (2.66%) JIRA
3 37 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.40%) Bitbucket
4 29 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 27 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 15 (0.72%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.48%) GitLab
9 7 (0.34%) Maven
9 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.14%) Chocolatey
12 3 (0.14%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.14%) LINQPad
12 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.14%) Postman
13 2 (0.097%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.097%) SpecFlow
General
1 302 (14.60%) Finance
2 73 (3.53%) Banking
3 50 (2.42%) Law
4 44 (2.13%) Public Sector
5 33 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.26%) Legal
6 26 (1.26%) Military
7 24 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.97%) Retail
9 19 (0.92%) Back Office
10 18 (0.87%) Marketing
11 17 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.82%) Local Government
12 11 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.48%) Games
14 7 (0.34%) Advertising
14 7 (0.34%) Digital Economy
14 7 (0.34%) Front Office
15 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 394 (19.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 251 (12.13%) Support Engineer
3 233 (11.26%) Analyst
4 193 (9.33%) IT Engineer
5 182 (8.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 166 (8.02%) IT Support
7 129 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
8 125 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 124 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
10 115 (5.56%) Server Engineer
11 103 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
12 98 (4.74%) Network Engineer
13 95 (4.59%) Administrator
14 93 (4.49%) Applications Support
15 90 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
16 85 (4.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 84 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 83 (4.01%) Azure Engineer
19 81 (3.91%) Architect
20 72 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (5.51%) .NET
2 44 (2.13%) Web Services
3 41 (1.98%) HTML
4 36 (1.74%) CSS
5 31 (1.50%) LDAP
6 29 (1.40%) ASP.NET
7 26 (1.26%) XML
8 25 (1.21%) .NET Framework
9 20 (0.97%) Middleware
10 17 (0.82%) .NET Core
11 14 (0.68%) REST
12 13 (0.63%) LAMP
12 13 (0.63%) YAML
13 11 (0.53%) SOAP
14 10 (0.48%) WinForms
15 9 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
15 9 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
15 9 (0.43%) HTML5
15 9 (0.43%) WSH
16 7 (0.34%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 185 (8.94%) Data Centre
2 90 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 88 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (3.14%) Clustering
5 65 (3.14%) Public Cloud
6 52 (2.51%) Driving Licence
7 50 (2.42%) Private Cloud
8 41 (1.98%) User Experience
9 40 (1.93%) Replication
10 38 (1.84%) PKI
11 26 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
12 24 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 24 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 24 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 23 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 19 (0.92%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2,062 (99.66%) Windows
2 483 (23.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 439 (21.22%) Windows Server 2016
4 403 (19.48%) Linux
5 342 (16.53%) Windows 10
6 264 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 170 (8.22%) Windows 7
8 140 (6.77%) Windows Server 2019
9 88 (4.25%) Unix
10 72 (3.48%) Windows 8
11 58 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 55 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 42 (2.03%) CentOS
14 27 (1.30%) Android
15 22 (1.06%) Ubuntu
16 21 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
17 19 (0.92%) Solaris
18 17 (0.82%) Mac OS
18 17 (0.82%) Mac OS X
19 15 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (24.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 403 (19.48%) ITIL
3 217 (10.49%) DevOps
4 200 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
5 150 (7.25%) Migration
6 143 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 141 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
8 124 (5.99%) Service Management
9 115 (5.56%) Project Delivery
10 110 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
10 110 (5.32%) Incident Management
10 110 (5.32%) Mentoring
11 104 (5.03%) Problem Management
12 103 (4.98%) Server Management
13 97 (4.69%) Project Management
14 87 (4.20%) Information Security
15 84 (4.06%) Fintech
15 84 (4.06%) Service Delivery
16 82 (3.96%) ITSM
17 74 (3.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 599 (28.95%) PowerShell
2 407 (19.67%) SQL
3 108 (5.22%) Python
4 96 (4.64%) T-SQL
5 85 (4.11%) C#
6 79 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 47 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 33 (1.59%) VB
9 24 (1.16%) Java
10 23 (1.11%) C
11 21 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.92%) PHP
13 14 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.63%) Perl
14 13 (0.63%) VBScript
15 11 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.48%) C++
17 4 (0.19%) R
17 4 (0.19%) VB6
18 3 (0.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 216 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 173 (8.36%) Security Cleared
3 129 (6.23%) Degree
4 125 (6.04%) MCSE
5 103 (4.98%) SC Cleared
6 98 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
7 94 (4.54%) MCSA
8 81 (3.91%) CCNA
9 72 (3.48%) DV Cleared
10 71 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 56 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
12 51 (2.46%) MCP
13 36 (1.74%) CISSP
14 29 (1.40%) CISM
14 29 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
15 25 (1.21%) MCITP
16 22 (1.06%) CCNP
17 20 (0.97%) RHCE
18 15 (0.72%) A+ Certification
19 11 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (8.31%) SLA
2 91 (4.40%) GDPR
3 77 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.26%) NIST
5 14 (0.68%) QA
6 10 (0.48%) COBIT
6 10 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.39%) BS25999
7 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.39%) NCSC
8 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.048%) PMO
System Software
1 1,225 (59.21%) Active Directory
2 696 (33.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 520 (25.13%) Hyper-V
4 159 (7.68%) vSphere
5 137 (6.62%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (4.40%) XenApp
7 72 (3.48%) Docker
8 65 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
9 60 (2.90%) XenDesktop
10 49 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
11 38 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
12 30 (1.45%) VMware Server
13 28 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
14 26 (1.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 22 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 21 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
16 21 (1.01%) ISA Server
17 19 (0.92%) NFS
18 16 (0.77%) BitLocker
19 12 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 303 (14.64%) SCCM
2 146 (7.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 128 (6.19%) Ansible
4 108 (5.22%) WSUS
5 107 (5.17%) Terraform
6 105 (5.07%) Puppet
7 81 (3.91%) SCOM
8 55 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
9 51 (2.46%) Backup Exec
10 50 (2.42%) Kubernetes
10 50 (2.42%) SCVMM
11 35 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
12 32 (1.55%) vCenter Server
13 26 (1.26%) NetBackup
14 19 (0.92%) Nagios
15 18 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
16 13 (0.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 12 (0.58%) PowerCLI
17 12 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 12 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,163 (56.21%) Microsoft
2 1,070 (51.72%) VMware
3 384 (18.56%) Cisco
4 343 (16.58%) Citrix
5 172 (8.31%) HP
6 121 (5.85%) Veeam
7 92 (4.45%) NetApp
8 91 (4.40%) Oracle
9 89 (4.30%) Sophos
10 87 (4.20%) Red Hat
11 85 (4.11%) Dell
12 59 (2.85%) EMC
13 54 (2.61%) SolarWinds
14 45 (2.17%) IBM
14 45 (2.17%) Meraki
15 42 (2.03%) Symantec
16 36 (1.74%) CheckPoint
17 31 (1.50%) Google
18 30 (1.45%) Juniper
18 30 (1.45%) Palo Alto