Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 48 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 8572 9315 11568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.10% 5.33% 5.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.72% 21.53% 21.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7496 8286 10310
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.33% -2.60% +2.67%

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 41375 43268 53434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.62% 24.74% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 33677 36877 45670
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,900
% change year-on-year - +2.51% +4.52%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 -8 3262 £49,750 +10.56% 190
South East +1 1988 £36,500 -2.67% 105
North of England -13 1324 £31,500 -10.00% 120
Midlands +4 777 £35,000 - 78
North West -14 659 £30,000 -14.29% 78
South West -3 612 £36,000 +10.77% 59
East of England -5 612 £35,000 -12.50% 47
Yorkshire -7 578 £32,500 -2.99% 31
West Midlands 0 504 £35,000 - 40
East Midlands 0 262 £35,000 - 38
North East -7 91 £32,500 -13.33% 11
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 8545 (99.69%) Windows
2 4870 (56.81%) Active Directory
3 4572 (53.34%) Microsoft
4 4017 (46.86%) VMware
5 2718 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2560 (29.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2475 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2345 (27.36%) Office 365
9 2184 (25.48%) SQL Server
10 2183 (25.47%) MS Exchange
11 1979 (23.09%) SQL
12 1950 (22.75%) ITIL
13 1941 (22.64%) Firewall
14 1787 (20.85%) Hyper-V
15 1705 (19.89%) Cisco
16 1702 (19.86%) Microsoft Azure
17 1653 (19.28%) Citrix
18 1577 (18.40%) DNS
18 1577 (18.40%) PowerShell
19 1501 (17.51%) Windows 7
20 1487 (17.35%) Linux
21 1481 (17.28%) Finance
22 1304 (15.21%) Windows 10
23 1280 (14.93%) SAN
24 1220 (14.23%) DHCP
25 1214 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
26 1206 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
27 1094 (12.76%) TCP/IP
28 1077 (12.56%) WAN
29 1055 (12.31%) SCCM

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 2183 (25.47%) MS Exchange
2 988 (11.53%) IIS
3 957 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 665 (7.76%) SharePoint
5 659 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 427 (4.98%) Skype for Business
7 268 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 219 (2.55%) Apache
9 192 (2.24%) Tomcat
10 148 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 105 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
12 88 (1.03%) Confluence
13 77 (0.90%) CMS
13 77 (0.90%) WebSphere
14 74 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 71 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
16 61 (0.71%) JBoss
17 47 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
18 46 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
19 38 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1214 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 10 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.070%) Houdini
7 6 (0.070%) Maya
7 6 (0.070%) NUKE
8 5 (0.058%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.058%) PTC Creo
8 5 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.035%) SPSS
10 1 (0.012%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 103 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 12 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
6 11 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (0.10%) WebTrends
8 8 (0.093%) ResourceLink
9 7 (0.082%) BPCS
9 7 (0.082%) Workday HCM
10 6 (0.070%) Magento
10 6 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.070%) Sage 200
10 6 (0.070%) Temenos T24
11 5 (0.058%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.058%) HFM
11 5 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2345 (27.36%) Office 365
2 1702 (19.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 814 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
4 253 (2.95%) IaaS
5 161 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 149 (1.74%) SaaS
7 147 (1.71%) PaaS
8 105 (1.22%) Mimecast
9 87 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 46 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 39 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 37 (0.43%) G Suite
14 25 (0.29%) GitHub
15 23 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
15 23 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
16 21 (0.24%) Amazon S3
17 19 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
18 15 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 12 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1941 (22.64%) Firewall
2 1577 (18.40%) DNS
3 1280 (14.93%) SAN
4 1220 (14.23%) DHCP
5 1094 (12.76%) TCP/IP
6 1077 (12.56%) WAN
7 1053 (12.28%) LAN
8 759 (8.85%) VPN
9 492 (5.74%) VoIP
10 443 (5.17%) VLAN
11 338 (3.94%) Skype
12 302 (3.52%) Internet
13 272 (3.17%) Network Security
14 261 (3.04%) NAS
15 209 (2.44%) Wireless
16 201 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
17 187 (2.18%) MPLS
18 164 (1.91%) NetScaler
19 158 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
20 137 (1.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2184 (25.48%) SQL Server
2 332 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 225 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 224 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 211 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 209 (2.44%) MySQL
7 167 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 152 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 104 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 99 (1.15%) Relational Database
11 90 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 86 (1.00%) MongoDB
13 78 (0.91%) NoSQL
14 73 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
15 72 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
16 70 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
17 65 (0.76%) RDBMS
18 63 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
19 56 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
20 48 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 209 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 200 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 183 (2.13%) JIRA
4 170 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 125 (1.46%) Jenkins
6 108 (1.26%) Git (software)
7 99 (1.15%) Visual Studio
8 76 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 75 (0.87%) MSBuild
10 71 (0.83%) MSI
11 55 (0.64%) Hudson
12 43 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
13 40 (0.47%) NuGet
14 39 (0.45%) Subversion
15 28 (0.33%) Selenium
16 25 (0.29%) Ant
17 21 (0.24%) Eclipse
17 21 (0.24%) Maven
17 21 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 19 (0.22%) LINQPad
General
1 1481 (17.28%) Finance
2 490 (5.72%) Banking
3 240 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 199 (2.32%) Law
5 196 (2.29%) Legal
6 194 (2.26%) Retail
7 149 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 149 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 130 (1.52%) Advertising
9 117 (1.36%) Marketing
10 108 (1.26%) Retail Banking
11 96 (1.12%) Back Office
12 88 (1.03%) Games
13 65 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 61 (0.71%) Military
15 48 (0.56%) Billing
16 31 (0.36%) Publishing
17 29 (0.34%) Electronics
18 28 (0.33%) Automotive
19 27 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1428 (16.66%) Support Engineer
2 1410 (16.45%) Analyst
3 1365 (15.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 916 (10.69%) IT Support
5 844 (9.85%) Support Analyst
6 768 (8.96%) IT Engineer
7 689 (8.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 677 (7.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 613 (7.15%) Windows Engineer
10 572 (6.67%) Administrator
11 526 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
12 422 (4.92%) IT Support Engineer
13 406 (4.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 386 (4.50%) Server Engineer
15 372 (4.34%) Systems Engineer
16 359 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 356 (4.15%) Applications Support
18 344 (4.01%) Desktop Support
19 341 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
20 338 (3.94%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (7.80%) .NET
2 301 (3.51%) HTML
3 288 (3.36%) Web Services
4 245 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 235 (2.74%) CSS
5 235 (2.74%) XML
6 107 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 107 (1.25%) jQuery
7 99 (1.15%) Middleware
8 89 (1.04%) HTML5
9 77 (0.90%) JSON
10 66 (0.77%) Ajax
10 66 (0.77%) AngularJS
11 64 (0.75%) SOAP
11 64 (0.75%) Software Packaging
12 56 (0.65%) WCF
13 52 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
14 48 (0.56%) J2EE
15 46 (0.54%) MSMQ
16 44 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 650 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 543 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 360 (4.20%) Clustering
4 314 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 270 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 265 (3.09%) Driving Licence
7 217 (2.53%) Replication
8 119 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 111 (1.29%) Fat Client
9 111 (1.29%) Thin Client
10 109 (1.27%) User Experience
11 108 (1.26%) Hedge funds
12 93 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
13 74 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
14 71 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
14 71 (0.83%) Public Cloud
15 70 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 70 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
16 67 (0.78%) Private Cloud
17 64 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8545 (99.69%) Windows
2 2718 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 2560 (29.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1501 (17.51%) Windows 7
5 1487 (17.35%) Linux
6 1304 (15.21%) Windows 10
7 628 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 614 (7.16%) Windows 8
9 353 (4.12%) Unix
10 236 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 225 (2.62%) Mac OS X
12 208 (2.43%) Windows XP
13 156 (1.82%) CentOS
14 130 (1.52%) Ubuntu
15 128 (1.49%) Apple iOS
16 126 (1.47%) Android
17 84 (0.98%) Mac OS
18 51 (0.59%) Windows Vista
19 49 (0.57%) Solaris
20 48 (0.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1950 (22.75%) ITIL
2 630 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
3 573 (6.68%) DevOps
4 529 (6.17%) Migration
5 488 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 457 (5.33%) Project Management
7 405 (4.72%) Service Delivery
8 399 (4.65%) Change Management
9 348 (4.06%) Service Management
10 347 (4.05%) Configuration Management
11 339 (3.95%) Problem Management
12 300 (3.50%) Mentoring
13 286 (3.34%) CRM
14 261 (3.04%) Incident Management
15 252 (2.94%) Asset Management
16 246 (2.87%) Information Security
17 237 (2.76%) Time Management
18 234 (2.73%) High Availability
19 220 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
20 213 (2.48%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1979 (23.09%) SQL
2 1577 (18.40%) PowerShell
3 438 (5.11%) C#
4 343 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 328 (3.83%) Java
6 242 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 204 (2.38%) Python
8 165 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 138 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 135 (1.57%) Perl
11 108 (1.26%) VBScript
12 95 (1.11%) PHP
13 83 (0.97%) C
14 81 (0.94%) VB
15 80 (0.93%) Ruby
16 60 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 51 (0.59%) VB.NET
18 47 (0.55%) C++
19 44 (0.51%) VBA
20 18 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1206 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 799 (9.32%) Degree
3 740 (8.63%) MCSE
4 598 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 519 (6.05%) CCNA
6 506 (5.90%) MCSA
7 314 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 291 (3.39%) MCP
9 280 (3.27%) Security Cleared
10 259 (3.02%) MCITP
11 193 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 180 (2.10%) CCNP
13 164 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
14 153 (1.78%) CISSP
15 144 (1.68%) SC Cleared
16 126 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
17 120 (1.40%) CISM
18 96 (1.12%) DV Cleared
19 76 (0.89%) CCA
20 72 (0.84%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 610 (7.12%) SLA
2 280 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 124 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 102 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 81 (0.94%) QA
6 66 (0.77%) GDPR
7 35 (0.41%) COBIT
8 32 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 21 (0.24%) PMO
10 17 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (0.17%) Data Quality
12 14 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.10%) GCP
13 9 (0.10%) ISO 22301
13 9 (0.10%) MiFID
14 8 (0.093%) EMIR
14 8 (0.093%) SEPA
15 7 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 6 (0.070%) HL7
16 6 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 4870 (56.81%) Active Directory
2 2475 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1787 (20.85%) Hyper-V
4 603 (7.03%) vSphere
5 571 (6.66%) VMware ESXi
6 542 (6.32%) XenApp
7 328 (3.83%) XenDesktop
8 183 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 162 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
10 154 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
11 146 (1.70%) XenServer
12 123 (1.43%) Docker
13 121 (1.41%) Terminal Services
14 100 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
15 52 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 48 (0.56%) DFS Replication
16 48 (0.56%) VirtualBox
16 48 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
17 44 (0.51%) Xen
18 41 (0.48%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1055 (12.31%) SCCM
2 500 (5.83%) SCOM
3 324 (3.78%) Puppet
4 248 (2.89%) WSUS
5 244 (2.85%) Ansible
6 225 (2.62%) Backup Exec
7 212 (2.47%) vCenter Server
8 210 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
9 123 (1.43%) Nagios
10 88 (1.03%) SCOrch
11 75 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
12 69 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 67 (0.78%) Terraform
14 63 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 60 (0.70%) SCVMM
16 53 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 53 (0.62%) NetBackup
17 52 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 47 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
18 47 (0.55%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4572 (53.34%) Microsoft
2 4017 (46.86%) VMware
3 1705 (19.89%) Cisco
4 1653 (19.28%) Citrix
5 736 (8.59%) HP
6 428 (4.99%) Oracle
7 403 (4.70%) Veeam
8 355 (4.14%) NetApp
9 332 (3.87%) Dell
10 273 (3.18%) Red Hat
11 271 (3.16%) Apple
12 227 (2.65%) Juniper
13 222 (2.59%) Symantec
14 161 (1.88%) IBM
15 157 (1.83%) EMC
16 147 (1.71%) Sophos
17 140 (1.63%) Avaya
18 117 (1.36%) 3PAR
18 117 (1.36%) CheckPoint
19 116 (1.35%) F5