Period
to 25 September 2021

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

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 58 48
Rank change year-on-year -36 -10 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 3,655 2,094 6,597
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 3.40% 4.66% 5.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.01% 21.83% 22.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3,121 1,821 5,787
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £31,500 £32,655 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 19,229 9,592 29,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.88% 21.34% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13,602 8,073 24,131
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,500 £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 £82,300 £81,250
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 25 September 2021.

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 25 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 -100 1,018 £55,000 -5.98% 205
North of England -6 743 £40,000 +2.56% 276
South East -24 733 £40,000 - 161
Midlands +10 609 £38,000 +1.33% 161
West Midlands 0 383 £40,000 +4.58% 89
North West -15 345 £40,000 -11.11% 166
South West -20 320 £35,000 -4.18% 92
Yorkshire -4 306 £40,000 +6.67% 81
East Midlands +14 224 £36,750 -2.00% 71
East of England -28 212 £38,500 -2.53% 79
North East -10 92 £35,000 +9.38% 29
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 3,639 (99.56%) Windows
2 2,300 (62.93%) Active Directory
3 2,176 (59.53%) Microsoft
4 1,868 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
5 1,784 (48.81%) Azure
6 1,648 (45.09%) VMware
7 1,098 (30.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 979 (26.79%) Firewall
9 883 (24.16%) Social Skills
10 871 (23.83%) PowerShell
11 858 (23.47%) DNS
12 829 (22.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 777 (21.26%) Windows 10
14 767 (20.98%) SQL Server
15 740 (20.25%) Hyper-V
16 736 (20.14%) ITIL
17 735 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
18 701 (19.18%) Linux
19 688 (18.82%) DHCP
20 613 (16.77%) SQL
21 606 (16.58%) MS Exchange
22 600 (16.42%) Windows Server 2016
23 571 (15.62%) Cisco
24 562 (15.38%) AWS
25 534 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
26 510 (13.95%) VPN
27 509 (13.93%) Windows Server 2019
28 491 (13.43%) Citrix
29 489 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
30 474 (12.97%) SharePoint

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
1 606 (16.58%) MS Exchange
2 474 (12.97%) SharePoint
3 367 (10.04%) IIS
4 140 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 98 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 71 (1.94%) Confluence
7 48 (1.31%) CMS
8 46 (1.26%) Skype for Business
9 44 (1.20%) Apache
10 30 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (0.63%) nginx
12 22 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.44%) Umbraco
15 15 (0.41%) Drupal
15 15 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.41%) WordPress
16 12 (0.33%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.30%) EPiServer
17 11 (0.30%) Kentico
Applications
1 534 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.19%) Revit
6 6 (0.16%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.16%) Siemens NX
6 6 (0.16%) Solid Edge
7 3 (0.082%) Maya
7 3 (0.082%) NUKE
7 3 (0.082%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.055%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.055%) Houdini
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.41%) Sage 200
3 13 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.19%) Relativity
5 6 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 6 (0.16%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.14%) AlphaBridge
6 5 (0.14%) Alphatax
6 5 (0.14%) Farmplan
6 5 (0.14%) KEYPrime
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.11%) BambooHR
7 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.082%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.082%) Magento
8 3 (0.082%) Sage 300 ERP
8 3 (0.082%) Sage CRM
8 3 (0.082%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.082%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,868 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
2 1,784 (48.81%) Azure
3 562 (15.38%) AWS
4 450 (12.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 228 (6.24%) IaaS
6 192 (5.25%) SaaS
7 172 (4.71%) PaaS
8 153 (4.19%) OneDrive
9 106 (2.90%) GCP
10 100 (2.74%) Mimecast
11 86 (2.35%) Power Platform
12 58 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 54 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
14 50 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
15 43 (1.18%) GitHub
15 43 (1.18%) Serverless
16 41 (1.12%) Amazon S3
17 38 (1.04%) PowerApps
18 37 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 36 (0.98%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 979 (26.79%) Firewall
2 858 (23.47%) DNS
3 688 (18.82%) DHCP
4 510 (13.95%) VPN
5 455 (12.45%) LAN
6 429 (11.74%) WAN
7 428 (11.71%) TCP/IP
8 358 (9.79%) SAN
9 240 (6.57%) VLAN
10 193 (5.28%) VoIP
11 185 (5.06%) Wireless
12 174 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
13 117 (3.20%) Remote Desktop
14 111 (3.04%) NAS
15 96 (2.63%) Network Security
16 82 (2.24%) Internet
17 79 (2.16%) MPLS
18 71 (1.94%) Unified Communications
19 65 (1.78%) SSL
20 59 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 98 (2.68%) MySQL
3 79 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
4 54 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 46 (1.26%) Power BI
7 44 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 43 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
11 30 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
12 28 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 25 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
14 22 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (0.52%) SQL Server 2019
15 19 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.38%) Redis
18 13 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 138 (3.78%) JIRA
2 80 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 46 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 44 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 42 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 33 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 24 (0.66%) GitLab
8 22 (0.60%) Bitbucket
9 16 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
10 15 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (0.36%) Subversion
12 11 (0.30%) Selenium
13 10 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.25%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.19%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.19%) StarTeam
15 7 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.19%) WinDbg
General
1 883 (24.16%) Social Skills
2 428 (11.71%) Finance
3 243 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (3.26%) Public Sector
5 113 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 98 (2.68%) Law
7 96 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 92 (2.52%) Legal
8 92 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
9 83 (2.27%) Retail
10 79 (2.16%) Organisational Skills
11 74 (2.02%) Marketing
12 69 (1.89%) Banking
13 52 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
14 43 (1.18%) Back Office
15 35 (0.96%) Automotive
16 32 (0.88%) Electronics
17 30 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
19 21 (0.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 639 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 574 (15.70%) Support Engineer
3 431 (11.79%) Analyst
4 428 (11.71%) IT Engineer
5 415 (11.35%) IT Support
6 240 (6.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 235 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 227 (6.21%) Support Analyst
9 223 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
10 206 (5.64%) Administrator
11 200 (5.47%) IT Support Engineer
12 186 (5.09%) Windows Engineer
13 162 (4.43%) IT Manager
14 160 (4.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 159 (4.35%) Consultant
16 154 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
17 152 (4.16%) Systems Administrator
18 148 (4.05%) Server Engineer
19 136 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 125 (3.42%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (4.73%) .NET
2 151 (4.13%) Web Services
3 77 (2.11%) HTML
4 63 (1.72%) XML
5 58 (1.59%) CSS
6 51 (1.40%) ASP.NET
7 39 (1.07%) REST
8 38 (1.04%) XSLT
9 36 (0.98%) .NET Core
10 32 (0.88%) jQuery
11 30 (0.82%) AngularJS
12 29 (0.79%) SAML
13 28 (0.77%) .NET Framework
14 25 (0.68%) ARM Templates
14 25 (0.68%) LAMP
15 22 (0.60%) LDAP
15 22 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (0.57%) JSON
17 20 (0.55%) Middleware
18 19 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 391 (10.70%) Data Centre
2 185 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
3 168 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 152 (4.16%) Public Cloud
5 138 (3.78%) Driving Licence
6 132 (3.61%) Clustering
7 80 (2.19%) Replication
8 70 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 65 (1.78%) PKI
10 62 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
11 61 (1.67%) User Experience
12 50 (1.37%) Private Cloud
13 46 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
14 44 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
15 39 (1.07%) iPhone
16 32 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.60%) Fat Client
17 22 (0.60%) Thin Client
18 20 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
18 20 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3,639 (99.56%) Windows
2 777 (21.26%) Windows 10
3 735 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 701 (19.18%) Linux
5 600 (16.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 509 (13.93%) Windows Server 2019
7 375 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 264 (7.22%) Windows 7
9 152 (4.16%) Unix
10 149 (4.08%) Android
11 100 (2.74%) Windows 8
12 88 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 80 (2.19%) Apple iOS
14 78 (2.13%) CentOS
15 76 (2.08%) Ubuntu
16 75 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 64 (1.75%) Mac OS X
18 52 (1.42%) Mac OS
19 22 (0.60%) VMS
20 20 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 829 (22.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 736 (20.14%) ITIL
3 489 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
4 373 (10.21%) DevOps
5 332 (9.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 310 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
7 288 (7.88%) Migration
8 242 (6.62%) Project Management
9 223 (6.10%) Service Delivery
10 203 (5.55%) Project Delivery
11 176 (4.82%) Change Management
12 174 (4.76%) Service Management
13 170 (4.65%) Mentoring
14 159 (4.35%) Incident Management
15 147 (4.02%) Presales
16 146 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
17 136 (3.72%) Server Management
18 133 (3.64%) Computer Science
19 132 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
19 132 (3.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 871 (23.83%) PowerShell
2 613 (16.77%) SQL
3 195 (5.34%) Python
4 150 (4.10%) C#
5 122 (3.34%) Bash Shell
6 71 (1.94%) JavaScript
7 68 (1.86%) Java
7 68 (1.86%) PHP
8 50 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 40 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 34 (0.93%) Perl
10 34 (0.93%) VBScript
11 27 (0.74%) Ruby
12 26 (0.71%) VB.NET
13 24 (0.66%) VB
14 19 (0.52%) PL/SQL
14 19 (0.52%) TypeScript
15 16 (0.44%) C++
16 15 (0.41%) C
17 6 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 334 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 263 (7.20%) Degree
3 237 (6.48%) Security Cleared
4 173 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
5 170 (4.65%) MCSE
6 160 (4.38%) MCSA
7 147 (4.02%) SC Cleared
8 144 (3.94%) CCNA
9 74 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 65 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
11 63 (1.72%) MCP
12 45 (1.23%) CCNP
13 44 (1.20%) DBS Check
14 40 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 40 (1.09%) DV Cleared
15 36 (0.98%) HND
16 35 (0.96%) HNC
17 28 (0.77%) A+ Certification
18 25 (0.68%) AWS Certification
19 24 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (9.33%) SLA
2 89 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
4 50 (1.37%) GDPR
5 42 (1.15%) QA
6 21 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 18 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.47%) ITGC
8 17 (0.47%) PMO
9 16 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.19%) Accessibility
11 7 (0.19%) NCSC
12 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
12 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.16%) NIST
13 4 (0.11%) COBIT
13 4 (0.11%) HL7
14 3 (0.082%) GRC
15 2 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,300 (62.93%) Active Directory
2 1,098 (30.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 740 (20.25%) Hyper-V
4 244 (6.68%) VMware ESXi
5 239 (6.54%) vSphere
6 150 (4.10%) XenApp
7 134 (3.67%) Docker
8 124 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
9 112 (3.06%) XenDesktop
10 99 (2.71%) Virtual Servers
11 80 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 45 (1.23%) BitLocker
13 28 (0.77%) VMware NSX
14 27 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
15 26 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
15 26 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 21 (0.57%) Terminal Services
17 20 (0.55%) KVM
18 19 (0.52%) NFS
19 16 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 449 (12.28%) SCCM
2 397 (10.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 185 (5.06%) Ansible
4 181 (4.95%) Terraform
5 110 (3.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 110 (3.01%) WSUS
6 100 (2.74%) Kubernetes
7 97 (2.65%) Puppet
8 92 (2.52%) SCOM
9 76 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 74 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
10 74 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
11 57 (1.56%) Nagios
12 51 (1.40%) vCenter Server
13 37 (1.01%) Backup Exec
14 35 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
15 33 (0.90%) NetBackup
16 31 (0.85%) Rancher
17 30 (0.82%) Grafana
18 27 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2,176 (59.53%) Microsoft
2 1,648 (45.09%) VMware
3 571 (15.62%) Cisco
4 491 (13.43%) Citrix
5 235 (6.43%) Veeam
6 168 (4.60%) Oracle
7 156 (4.27%) Dell
8 152 (4.16%) HP
9 145 (3.97%) NetApp
10 137 (3.75%) Meraki
11 116 (3.17%) Sophos
12 113 (3.09%) Apple
12 113 (3.09%) Google
13 88 (2.41%) ServiceNow
14 85 (2.33%) Red Hat
15 79 (2.16%) SonicWALL
16 77 (2.11%) EMC
17 71 (1.94%) SAP
18 68 (1.86%) SolarWinds
19 65 (1.78%) Palo Alto