Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 56 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 7,543 8,402 9,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.86% 5.12% 5.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.12% 20.48% 21.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6,454 7,320 8,673
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.30%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 35,709 41,032 45,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.99% 25.03% 25.16%
Number of salaries quoted 29,018 33,276 39,368
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -2 2,860 £47,500 - 321
South East -5 1,663 £37,500 +7.14% 211
North of England +6 1,190 £35,000 +7.69% 230
Midlands +11 731 £37,500 +2.74% 138
East of England +10 617 £37,500 +1.35% 100
North West +9 610 £34,500 +7.81% 119
Yorkshire -3 510 £36,176 +11.31% 91
South West -8 502 £33,125 -5.36% 102
West Midlands +9 476 £37,500 +2.74% 86
East Midlands +12 259 £35,000 -2.78% 52
North East -2 70 £32,500 -7.14% 20
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 7,506 (99.51%) Windows
2 4,577 (60.68%) Active Directory
3 3,985 (52.83%) Microsoft
4 3,437 (45.57%) VMware
5 2,575 (34.14%) Office 365
6 2,293 (30.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2,070 (27.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2,050 (27.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 1,957 (25.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,751 (23.21%) MS Exchange
11 1,729 (22.92%) SQL Server
12 1,665 (22.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,662 (22.03%) Firewall
14 1,654 (21.93%) DNS
15 1,582 (20.97%) SQL
16 1,562 (20.71%) Hyper-V
17 1,510 (20.02%) ITIL
18 1,508 (19.99%) PowerShell
19 1,498 (19.86%) Linux
20 1,375 (18.23%) Windows 10
21 1,330 (17.63%) DHCP
22 1,319 (17.49%) Citrix
23 1,213 (16.08%) Cisco
24 1,210 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
25 1,192 (15.80%) Windows 7
26 1,186 (15.72%) Finance
27 1,120 (14.85%) SCCM
28 1,055 (13.99%) TCP/IP
29 960 (12.73%) SAN
30 943 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

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 1,751 (23.21%) MS Exchange
2 702 (9.31%) IIS
3 635 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 630 (8.35%) SharePoint
5 504 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 324 (4.30%) Skype for Business
7 139 (1.84%) Apache
8 136 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 133 (1.76%) Confluence
9 133 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 99 (1.31%) Tomcat
11 82 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
12 76 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 62 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 57 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 57 (0.76%) WebSphere
15 55 (0.73%) JBoss
16 49 (0.65%) CMS
17 40 (0.53%) nginx
18 39 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1,210 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
2 146 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 50 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 43 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.053%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.040%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.027%) Windchill
12 1 (0.013%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.013%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.013%) NUKE
12 1 (0.013%) Revit
12 1 (0.013%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.013%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.013%) Stata
Business Applications
1 74 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.27%) Relativity
4 18 (0.24%) Concordance
5 15 (0.20%) Documaker
6 12 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
8 8 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 8 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.093%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.093%) Sage X3
10 6 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.066%) Advent Geneva
11 5 (0.066%) Sage 200
11 5 (0.066%) Tradar
11 5 (0.066%) Veritas eDiscovery
12 4 (0.053%) Carpe Diem
12 4 (0.053%) C-CURE
12 4 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.053%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2,575 (34.14%) Office 365
2 1,957 (25.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 919 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
4 257 (3.41%) IaaS
5 207 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 174 (2.31%) SaaS
7 163 (2.16%) PaaS
8 124 (1.64%) Mimecast
9 111 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
10 72 (0.95%) G Suite
11 71 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
12 64 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 62 (0.82%) OneDrive
14 59 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
15 57 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
16 43 (0.57%) GitHub
17 36 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 28 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 27 (0.36%) Amazon S3
20 18 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,662 (22.03%) Firewall
2 1,654 (21.93%) DNS
3 1,330 (17.63%) DHCP
4 1,055 (13.99%) TCP/IP
5 960 (12.73%) SAN
6 856 (11.35%) LAN
7 843 (11.18%) WAN
8 633 (8.39%) VPN
9 376 (4.98%) VLAN
10 337 (4.47%) VoIP
11 305 (4.04%) Network Security
12 284 (3.77%) Skype
13 258 (3.42%) Internet
14 228 (3.02%) Wireless
15 187 (2.48%) NAS
16 181 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
17 164 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
18 147 (1.95%) SSL
19 128 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
20 116 (1.54%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,729 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 281 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 187 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 186 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 178 (2.36%) MySQL
6 148 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 125 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 112 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 107 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 89 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 85 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 84 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
13 79 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 71 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 66 (0.87%) MongoDB
16 57 (0.76%) NoSQL
17 53 (0.70%) Big Data
18 46 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
19 45 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
19 45 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 234 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 204 (2.70%) JIRA
3 145 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 120 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 111 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 100 (1.33%) Visual Studio
7 93 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 64 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 63 (0.84%) Bitbucket
10 61 (0.81%) Subversion
11 46 (0.61%) Vagrant
12 43 (0.57%) WinDbg
13 41 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
14 25 (0.33%) MSI
15 22 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
16 21 (0.28%) Gerrit
17 20 (0.27%) GoCD
18 18 (0.24%) Selenium
19 14 (0.19%) Maven
19 14 (0.19%) MSBuild
General
1 1,186 (15.72%) Finance
2 260 (3.45%) Retail
3 259 (3.43%) Banking
4 210 (2.78%) Law
5 206 (2.73%) Legal
6 205 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 123 (1.63%) Marketing
8 119 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 92 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 70 (0.93%) Advertising
11 66 (0.87%) Back Office
12 52 (0.69%) German Language
13 47 (0.62%) Games
14 37 (0.49%) Electronics
15 36 (0.48%) Front Office
16 33 (0.44%) Automotive
16 33 (0.44%) French Language
17 31 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.36%) Spanish Language
19 17 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,337 (17.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,293 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 1,184 (15.70%) Analyst
4 821 (10.88%) IT Support
5 637 (8.44%) Support Analyst
6 617 (8.18%) IT Engineer
7 514 (6.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 489 (6.48%) Administrator
9 469 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 401 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 393 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
12 362 (4.80%) IT Support Engineer
13 325 (4.31%) Desktop Support
14 321 (4.26%) IT Analyst
14 321 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
15 302 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
15 302 (4.00%) Server Engineer
16 291 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 288 (3.82%) Consultant
18 263 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 447 (5.93%) .NET
2 338 (4.48%) Web Services
3 232 (3.08%) HTML
4 143 (1.90%) CSS
5 136 (1.80%) ASP.NET
6 116 (1.54%) XML
7 112 (1.48%) Middleware
8 103 (1.37%) .NET Framework
9 82 (1.09%) jQuery
10 78 (1.03%) AngularJS
11 73 (0.97%) REST
12 69 (0.91%) JSON
13 60 (0.80%) SOAP
14 57 (0.76%) LDAP
15 56 (0.74%) HTML5
16 47 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
17 42 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
18 41 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 38 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
20 37 (0.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 649 (8.60%) Data Centre
2 513 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 291 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 274 (3.63%) Clustering
5 232 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 208 (2.76%) Driving Licence
7 174 (2.31%) Replication
8 172 (2.28%) Computer Science
9 155 (2.05%) PKI
10 134 (1.78%) Public Cloud
11 127 (1.68%) Private Cloud
12 104 (1.38%) Blackberry
13 97 (1.29%) Hedge funds
14 93 (1.23%) Fintech
15 88 (1.17%) Fat Client
15 88 (1.17%) Thin Client
16 83 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
17 75 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
17 75 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
18 73 (0.97%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7,506 (99.51%) Windows
2 2,293 (30.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 2,050 (27.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,498 (19.86%) Linux
5 1,375 (18.23%) Windows 10
6 1,192 (15.80%) Windows 7
7 427 (5.66%) Windows 8
8 378 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 301 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 254 (3.37%) Unix
11 186 (2.47%) Android
12 170 (2.25%) CentOS
13 156 (2.07%) Mac OS X
14 137 (1.82%) Apple iOS
15 123 (1.63%) Windows XP
16 112 (1.48%) Ubuntu
17 99 (1.31%) Mac OS
18 93 (1.23%) Solaris
19 49 (0.65%) AIX
20 33 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,665 (22.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,510 (20.02%) ITIL
3 921 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
4 595 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
5 579 (7.68%) DevOps
6 495 (6.56%) Migration
7 487 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 432 (5.73%) Project Management
9 383 (5.08%) Service Management
10 327 (4.34%) Problem Management
11 306 (4.06%) Incident Management
12 282 (3.74%) Service Delivery
13 275 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
14 249 (3.30%) Change Management
15 246 (3.26%) Mentoring
16 227 (3.01%) High Availability
17 224 (2.97%) Configuration Management
18 222 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
19 214 (2.84%) Server Virtualisation
20 206 (2.73%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,582 (20.97%) SQL
2 1,508 (19.99%) PowerShell
3 310 (4.11%) Python
4 306 (4.06%) C#
5 285 (3.78%) JavaScript
6 205 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 197 (2.61%) Java
8 176 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 130 (1.72%) VBScript
10 127 (1.68%) Perl
11 88 (1.17%) C
12 87 (1.15%) PHP
13 86 (1.14%) Ruby
14 76 (1.01%) Shell Script
15 64 (0.85%) VB
16 58 (0.77%) C++
17 52 (0.69%) VBA
18 50 (0.66%) PL/SQL
19 37 (0.49%) VB.NET
20 18 (0.24%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 943 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 646 (8.56%) MCSE
3 642 (8.51%) Degree
4 425 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
5 375 (4.97%) CCNA
6 365 (4.84%) MCSA
7 308 (4.08%) Security Cleared
8 302 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 254 (3.37%) MCP
10 174 (2.31%) CCNP
11 164 (2.17%) SC Cleared
12 160 (2.12%) MCITP
13 133 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
14 119 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
15 86 (1.14%) CISSP
16 72 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
17 68 (0.90%) DV Cleared
18 62 (0.82%) CEH
19 53 (0.70%) DBS Check
19 53 (0.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (6.16%) SLA
2 213 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (1.47%) GDPR
4 82 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 60 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 60 (0.80%) QA
6 57 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 34 (0.45%) PMO
8 28 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.33%) COBIT
10 21 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 15 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 15 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.16%) WAI
13 8 (0.11%) ISO 14001
14 6 (0.080%) HL7
15 5 (0.066%) GPG13
16 4 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (0.053%) GAMP
16 4 (0.053%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4,577 (60.68%) Active Directory
2 2,070 (27.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,562 (20.71%) Hyper-V
4 552 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
5 499 (6.62%) vSphere
6 497 (6.59%) XenApp
7 332 (4.40%) XenDesktop
8 167 (2.21%) Docker
9 156 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
10 149 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
11 114 (1.51%) Terminal Services
12 105 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 104 (1.38%) XenServer
14 87 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
15 62 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 61 (0.81%) Firmware
17 60 (0.80%) BitLocker
18 58 (0.77%) VirtualBox
19 39 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
20 32 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,120 (14.85%) SCCM
2 400 (5.30%) SCOM
3 243 (3.22%) WSUS
4 220 (2.92%) Puppet
5 185 (2.45%) Ansible
6 178 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
7 170 (2.25%) vCenter Server
8 166 (2.20%) Backup Exec
9 104 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 100 (1.33%) Terraform
11 86 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
12 85 (1.13%) vRealize
13 82 (1.09%) SCVMM
14 78 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
15 74 (0.98%) Nagios
16 70 (0.93%) Kubernetes
17 65 (0.86%) NetBackup
17 65 (0.86%) SCOrch
18 64 (0.85%) AirWatch
19 55 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3,985 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 3,437 (45.57%) VMware
3 1,319 (17.49%) Citrix
4 1,213 (16.08%) Cisco
5 569 (7.54%) HP
6 389 (5.16%) Oracle
7 351 (4.65%) Veeam
8 282 (3.74%) Red Hat
9 280 (3.71%) Dell
10 271 (3.59%) NetApp
11 262 (3.47%) Apple
12 214 (2.84%) Symantec
13 191 (2.53%) SolarWinds
14 174 (2.31%) EMC
15 164 (2.17%) ServiceNow
16 163 (2.16%) Google
17 150 (1.99%) McAfee
18 145 (1.92%) Sophos
19 129 (1.71%) IBM
20 126 (1.67%) Avaya