Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 58 56
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 6,677 7,944 8,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.00% 4.94% 5.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.63% 20.85% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5,731 6,894 7,400
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30,873 38,105 38,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.14% 23.71% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 24,632 31,137 32,739
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 2,331 £50,000 +5.26% 79
South East +3 1,457 £37,500 +2.74% 67
North of England +9 1,041 £36,000 +2.86% 98
Midlands -2 748 £40,000 +14.29% 39
South West -3 564 £39,125 +17.67% 23
East of England +13 531 £37,750 -3.21% 23
North West +4 488 £35,500 +1.43% 48
Yorkshire +9 477 £36,000 -1.37% 45
West Midlands -1 477 £40,000 +19.40% 26
East Midlands +9 270 £38,500 +5.48% 13
North East +15 80 £36,000 +10.77% 5
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 6,652 (99.63%) Windows
2 4,042 (60.54%) Active Directory
3 3,568 (53.44%) Microsoft
4 3,082 (46.16%) VMware
5 2,470 (36.99%) Office 365
6 2,078 (31.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,915 (28.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 1,867 (27.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,675 (25.09%) Hyper-V
10 1,587 (23.77%) Firewall
11 1,567 (23.47%) ITIL
12 1,555 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 1,546 (23.15%) DNS
14 1,537 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 1,536 (23.00%) PowerShell
16 1,525 (22.84%) SQL Server
17 1,509 (22.60%) SQL
18 1,348 (20.19%) MS Exchange
19 1,343 (20.11%) Linux
20 1,313 (19.66%) Cisco
21 1,248 (18.69%) DHCP
22 1,123 (16.82%) Windows 10
23 1,081 (16.19%) Citrix
24 1,028 (15.40%) Microsoft Office
25 997 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
26 983 (14.72%) SCCM
27 964 (14.44%) Finance
28 952 (14.26%) Windows 7
29 940 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
30 915 (13.70%) 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 1,348 (20.19%) MS Exchange
2 746 (11.17%) IIS
3 558 (8.36%) SharePoint
4 403 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 302 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 302 (4.52%) Skype for Business
6 199 (2.98%) Apache
7 122 (1.83%) Tomcat
8 99 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 98 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 47 (0.70%) Confluence
11 45 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 41 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 39 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 35 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 34 (0.51%) CMS
16 32 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
17 27 (0.40%) WebLogic
18 25 (0.37%) OpenStack
19 24 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1,028 (15.40%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.090%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.060%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.030%) ArchiCAD
10 2 (0.030%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.030%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.030%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.030%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.030%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.030%) Revit
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.015%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 68 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
3 12 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.10%) Odoo
6 7 (0.10%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.10%) Workfront
7 6 (0.090%) Eagle PACE
7 6 (0.090%) Eikon
7 6 (0.090%) Front Arena
7 6 (0.090%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.090%) Sage CRM
7 6 (0.090%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.090%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.075%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,470 (36.99%) Office 365
2 2,078 (31.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 940 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
4 306 (4.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 259 (3.88%) IaaS
5 259 (3.88%) SaaS
6 144 (2.16%) PaaS
7 107 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 95 (1.42%) Mimecast
9 64 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 58 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
11 55 (0.82%) OneDrive
11 55 (0.82%) Power Platform
12 52 (0.78%) GitHub
13 44 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 43 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
15 41 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 40 (0.60%) Amazon S3
17 36 (0.54%) G Suite
18 35 (0.52%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 1,587 (23.77%) Firewall
2 1,546 (23.15%) DNS
3 1,248 (18.69%) DHCP
4 868 (13.00%) WAN
5 848 (12.70%) LAN
6 790 (11.83%) TCP/IP
7 740 (11.08%) SAN
8 583 (8.73%) VPN
9 435 (6.51%) VLAN
10 343 (5.14%) VoIP
11 261 (3.91%) Skype
12 245 (3.67%) Internet
13 240 (3.59%) Network Security
14 236 (3.53%) Wireless
15 200 (3.00%) NAS
16 159 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
17 158 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
18 152 (2.28%) MPLS
19 139 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
19 139 (2.08%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,525 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 205 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 187 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 153 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 140 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 131 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 115 (1.72%) MySQL
8 113 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 95 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 68 (1.02%) MongoDB
11 64 (0.96%) Oracle Database
12 57 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 46 (0.69%) NoSQL
14 45 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 41 (0.61%) Power BI
16 40 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
16 40 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
17 35 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
17 35 (0.52%) DB2
18 31 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 152 (2.28%) Git (software)
2 117 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 116 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 115 (1.72%) JIRA
5 97 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 93 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 64 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 60 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 53 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 38 (0.57%) Subversion
10 38 (0.57%) Vagrant
11 35 (0.52%) Travis CI
12 34 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 29 (0.43%) Bitbucket
13 29 (0.43%) Hudson
14 26 (0.39%) Selenium
15 23 (0.34%) Maven
16 22 (0.33%) MSBuild
17 21 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
18 18 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 964 (14.44%) Finance
2 266 (3.98%) Banking
3 195 (2.92%) Legal
3 195 (2.92%) Retail
4 182 (2.73%) Law
5 179 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 93 (1.39%) Marketing
7 91 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 75 (1.12%) Back Office
9 65 (0.97%) Electronics
10 37 (0.55%) Advertising
11 32 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 28 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.42%) Front Office
13 26 (0.39%) Military
14 18 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 18 (0.27%) Games
15 17 (0.25%) Publishing
16 15 (0.22%) German Language
16 15 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,276 (19.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,110 (16.62%) Analyst
3 946 (14.17%) Support Engineer
4 699 (10.47%) IT Support
5 623 (9.33%) IT Engineer
6 592 (8.87%) Support Analyst
7 415 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 400 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
9 387 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
10 385 (5.77%) Administrator
11 380 (5.69%) IT Analyst
12 348 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
13 312 (4.67%) IT Support Engineer
14 287 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
15 283 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
16 276 (4.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 259 (3.88%) Server Engineer
18 255 (3.82%) Consultant
19 247 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
20 240 (3.59%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (5.36%) .NET
2 235 (3.52%) Web Services
3 172 (2.58%) HTML
4 143 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 138 (2.07%) CSS
6 122 (1.83%) XML
7 94 (1.41%) jQuery
8 86 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 71 (1.06%) JSON
10 62 (0.93%) AngularJS
11 54 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 53 (0.79%) SOAP
13 44 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
14 41 (0.61%) REST
15 39 (0.58%) LDAP
16 37 (0.55%) Middleware
17 36 (0.54%) .NET Core
18 35 (0.52%) Spring
19 33 (0.49%) ASP.NET Core
20 32 (0.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 548 (8.21%) Data Centre
2 436 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 343 (5.14%) Clustering
4 275 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
5 211 (3.16%) Driving Licence
6 178 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 156 (2.34%) Replication
8 152 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 139 (2.08%) PKI
10 129 (1.93%) Public Cloud
11 103 (1.54%) Fintech
12 90 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 87 (1.30%) User Experience
14 83 (1.24%) iPhone
15 76 (1.14%) Hedge funds
16 73 (1.09%) Blackberry
17 72 (1.08%) Fat Client
17 72 (1.08%) Thin Client
18 67 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
19 62 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6,652 (99.63%) Windows
2 1,915 (28.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,555 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,343 (20.11%) Linux
5 1,123 (16.82%) Windows 10
6 952 (14.26%) Windows 7
7 340 (5.09%) Windows 8
8 293 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 261 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 237 (3.55%) Unix
11 188 (2.82%) CentOS
12 129 (1.93%) Ubuntu
13 125 (1.87%) Android
14 109 (1.63%) Apple iOS
15 90 (1.35%) Windows XP
16 85 (1.27%) Mac OS X
17 59 (0.88%) AIX
18 57 (0.85%) Debian
19 54 (0.81%) Mac OS
20 50 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,567 (23.47%) ITIL
2 1,537 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 915 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
4 527 (7.89%) DevOps
5 523 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
6 510 (7.64%) Migration
7 450 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 332 (4.97%) Project Management
9 319 (4.78%) Service Delivery
10 297 (4.45%) Mentoring
11 291 (4.36%) Service Management
12 290 (4.34%) Change Management
13 274 (4.10%) Server Management
14 261 (3.91%) High Availability
15 255 (3.82%) Configuration Management
16 249 (3.73%) Presales
17 234 (3.50%) Problem Management
18 210 (3.15%) Cybersecurity
19 203 (3.04%) ITIL V3
20 198 (2.97%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,536 (23.00%) PowerShell
2 1,509 (22.60%) SQL
3 301 (4.51%) C#
4 265 (3.97%) Python
5 211 (3.16%) T-SQL
6 206 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 199 (2.98%) Java
8 166 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 126 (1.89%) C
10 94 (1.41%) VBScript
11 75 (1.12%) Perl
12 74 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 69 (1.03%) Ruby
14 52 (0.78%) VB
15 50 (0.75%) PHP
16 37 (0.55%) VB.NET
17 34 (0.51%) PL/SQL
18 32 (0.48%) C++
19 25 (0.37%) VBA
20 21 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 997 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 626 (9.38%) MCSE
3 493 (7.38%) Degree
4 476 (7.13%) Cisco Certification
5 468 (7.01%) MCSA
6 405 (6.07%) CCNA
7 359 (5.38%) Security Cleared
8 259 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 227 (3.40%) MCP
10 206 (3.09%) SC Cleared
11 190 (2.85%) CCNP
12 127 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
13 124 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
14 123 (1.84%) MCITP
15 119 (1.78%) DV Cleared
16 79 (1.18%) CISSP
17 78 (1.17%) A+ Certification
18 69 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
19 57 (0.85%) DBS Check
20 44 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 510 (7.64%) SLA
2 243 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 162 (2.43%) GDPR
4 138 (2.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 105 (1.57%) PCI DSS
6 58 (0.87%) PMO
7 49 (0.73%) QA
8 41 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 36 (0.54%) HIPAA
10 33 (0.49%) WAI
11 29 (0.43%) ISO 9001
12 27 (0.40%) JSP 440
13 26 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 25 (0.37%) COBIT
15 17 (0.25%) HL7
15 17 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.22%) ISO 22301
17 10 (0.15%) GAMP
17 10 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
18 7 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 4,042 (60.54%) Active Directory
2 1,867 (27.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,675 (25.09%) Hyper-V
4 494 (7.40%) vSphere
5 475 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
6 399 (5.98%) XenApp
7 213 (3.19%) XenDesktop
8 201 (3.01%) Docker
9 198 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
10 178 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
11 95 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 75 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 69 (1.03%) Firmware
14 57 (0.85%) Terminal Services
14 57 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
14 57 (0.85%) VirtualBox
15 55 (0.82%) BitLocker
16 54 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
17 45 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 43 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 983 (14.72%) SCCM
2 352 (5.27%) SCOM
3 295 (4.42%) Puppet
4 293 (4.39%) Ansible
5 254 (3.80%) WSUS
6 200 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
7 168 (2.52%) Backup Exec
8 164 (2.46%) Terraform
9 141 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
10 139 (2.08%) Kubernetes
11 135 (2.02%) vCenter Server
12 127 (1.90%) SCVMM
13 94 (1.41%) Nagios
14 88 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
15 72 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
16 62 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
17 58 (0.87%) AirWatch
18 56 (0.84%) SCOrch
19 50 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
20 47 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3,568 (53.44%) Microsoft
2 3,082 (46.16%) VMware
3 1,313 (19.66%) Cisco
4 1,081 (16.19%) Citrix
5 588 (8.81%) HP
6 356 (5.33%) Veeam
7 347 (5.20%) Dell
8 301 (4.51%) NetApp
9 281 (4.21%) Oracle
10 255 (3.82%) Red Hat
11 205 (3.07%) EMC
12 200 (3.00%) Apple
13 160 (2.40%) Symantec
14 159 (2.38%) SolarWinds
15 142 (2.13%) Splunk
16 139 (2.08%) IBM
17 125 (1.87%) Juniper
18 122 (1.83%) Avaya
19 114 (1.71%) ServiceNow
20 112 (1.68%) F5