Period
to

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 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 134 82 55
Rank change year-on-year -52 -27 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 4,192 3,490 3,457
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.84% 3.76% 4.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.49% 20.06% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,429 3,015 2,951
10th Percentile £25,625 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,875 £56,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - - +6.25%

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 27,059 17,399 15,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.34% 18.74% 21.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14,948 12,914 12,952
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £35,137 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 June 2022.

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 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -86 1,373 £52,500 - 181
South East -12 846 £40,000 -5.88% 171
North of England -4 839 £37,500 -6.25% 221
Midlands -23 533 £40,000 - 121
North West 0 412 £37,500 -11.76% 109
East of England -19 326 £38,737 -3.16% 58
Yorkshire -12 322 £37,000 -7.50% 85
West Midlands -31 313 £42,500 - 80
South West -51 258 £40,000 +14.29% 100
East Midlands -3 220 £32,500 -17.72% 40
North East -2 103 £40,000 - 27
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 4,179 (99.69%) Windows
2 2,494 (59.49%) Active Directory
3 2,405 (57.37%) Microsoft
4 2,126 (50.72%) Microsoft 365
5 2,084 (49.71%) Azure
6 1,614 (38.50%) VMware
7 1,100 (26.24%) Firewall
8 1,057 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,052 (25.10%) DNS
10 1,006 (24.00%) Social Skills
11 999 (23.83%) ITIL
12 929 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 913 (21.78%) PowerShell
14 832 (19.85%) Linux
15 829 (19.78%) Windows 10
16 823 (19.63%) AWS
17 806 (19.23%) SQL Server
18 804 (19.18%) DHCP
19 768 (18.32%) SQL
20 672 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
21 668 (15.94%) Cisco
22 662 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
23 630 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
24 624 (14.89%) Hyper-V
25 591 (14.10%) MS Exchange
26 581 (13.86%) Citrix
27 575 (13.72%) Finance
28 571 (13.62%) SharePoint
29 559 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
30 524 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 591 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 571 (13.62%) SharePoint
3 421 (10.04%) IIS
4 124 (2.96%) Tomcat
5 117 (2.79%) JBoss
6 85 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 83 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 75 (1.79%) Apache
9 60 (1.43%) Confluence
10 50 (1.19%) Skype for Business
11 39 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (0.69%) CMS
13 26 (0.62%) nginx
14 23 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
17 14 (0.33%) WordPress
18 13 (0.31%) IBM Domino
19 11 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 662 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 158 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.17%) EngageOne
8 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.048%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.048%) Stata
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.024%) CATIA
10 1 (0.024%) Revit
Business Applications
1 48 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.62%) Temenos T24
3 15 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (0.36%) Sage 200
4 14 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.26%) Line 50
6 7 (0.17%) MetaTrader
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.14%) BambooHR
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.095%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 4 (0.095%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.095%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.072%) Magento
9 3 (0.072%) Shopify
10 2 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.024%) Elite 3E
11 1 (0.024%) Line 500
11 1 (0.024%) nopCommerce
11 1 (0.024%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,126 (50.72%) Microsoft 365
2 2,084 (49.71%) Azure
3 823 (19.63%) AWS
4 524 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 213 (5.08%) OneDrive
6 205 (4.89%) SaaS
7 203 (4.84%) GCP
8 196 (4.68%) IaaS
9 154 (3.67%) PaaS
10 141 (3.36%) Serverless
11 139 (3.32%) Mimecast
12 134 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
13 121 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
14 116 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
15 109 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 104 (2.48%) Power Platform
17 98 (2.34%) Azure Stack
18 96 (2.29%) AWS CodePipeline
19 95 (2.27%) Cloud Functions
19 95 (2.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,100 (26.24%) Firewall
2 1,052 (25.10%) DNS
3 804 (19.18%) DHCP
4 520 (12.40%) WAN
5 501 (11.95%) LAN
6 451 (10.76%) VPN
7 372 (8.87%) TCP/IP
8 335 (7.99%) SAN
9 232 (5.53%) VLAN
10 214 (5.10%) Internet
11 212 (5.06%) VoIP
12 188 (4.48%) Wireless
13 179 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
14 151 (3.60%) Remote Desktop
15 91 (2.17%) Network Security
16 80 (1.91%) NAS
17 75 (1.79%) SD-WAN
17 75 (1.79%) Skype
17 75 (1.79%) SSL
18 54 (1.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 806 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 125 (2.98%) MySQL
3 92 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 79 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 74 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 70 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
8 66 (1.57%) Power BI
9 49 (1.17%) RDBMS
10 47 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 46 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 44 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
13 38 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
14 36 (0.86%) MongoDB
15 29 (0.69%) Oracle Database
16 28 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.62%) DTS
18 24 (0.57%) Tableau
19 22 (0.52%) UniData
20 18 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 241 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 162 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 126 (3.01%) JIRA
4 123 (2.93%) Subversion
5 57 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 38 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 23 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 21 (0.50%) GitLab
9 14 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (0.33%) Spinnaker
9 14 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.33%) Travis CI
10 13 (0.31%) NUnit
10 13 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
11 12 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.26%) Chocolatey
12 11 (0.26%) MSI
12 11 (0.26%) ReSharper
12 11 (0.26%) StyleCop
12 11 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,006 (24.00%) Social Skills
2 575 (13.72%) Finance
3 341 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
4 208 (4.96%) Manufacturing
5 193 (4.60%) Law
6 167 (3.98%) Legal
7 154 (3.67%) Telecoms
8 142 (3.39%) Public Sector
9 91 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 77 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
11 73 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
12 72 (1.72%) Advertising
12 72 (1.72%) Retail
13 65 (1.55%) Banking
14 59 (1.41%) Marketing
15 51 (1.22%) Presentation Skills
16 30 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (0.60%) Games
18 23 (0.55%) Back Office
19 22 (0.52%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 791 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 652 (15.55%) Analyst
3 618 (14.74%) Support Engineer
4 511 (12.19%) IT Engineer
5 476 (11.35%) IT Support
6 338 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 313 (7.47%) Support Analyst
8 248 (5.92%) IT Support Engineer
9 239 (5.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 213 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 207 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
12 203 (4.84%) IT Analyst
13 190 (4.53%) Administrator
14 188 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 184 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
16 153 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
17 131 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 131 (3.13%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
18 129 (3.08%) IT Support Analyst
19 122 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (4.48%) .NET
2 141 (3.36%) Elastic Stack
3 94 (2.24%) HTML
4 90 (2.15%) Web Services
5 66 (1.57%) CSS
6 49 (1.17%) LDAP
7 48 (1.15%) REST
8 41 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 38 (0.91%) .NET Core
10 36 (0.86%) SAML
11 32 (0.76%) COM
12 30 (0.72%) .NET Framework
13 24 (0.57%) AngularJS
14 23 (0.55%) Node.js
14 23 (0.55%) XML
15 21 (0.50%) OAuth
15 21 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (0.48%) ASP.NET
16 20 (0.48%) OpenID
17 19 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 297 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 233 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 214 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 153 (3.65%) Replication
5 145 (3.46%) Linux Command Line
6 123 (2.93%) Clustering
7 115 (2.74%) Life Science
8 112 (2.67%) Driving Licence
9 97 (2.31%) Public Cloud
10 82 (1.96%) PKI
11 78 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
12 63 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
13 60 (1.43%) User Experience
13 60 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
14 58 (1.38%) NHS
15 55 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
16 47 (1.12%) Mobile App
16 47 (1.12%) Private Cloud
17 40 (0.95%) Smartphone
18 31 (0.74%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 4,179 (99.69%) Windows
2 832 (19.85%) Linux
3 829 (19.78%) Windows 10
4 672 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 559 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 467 (11.14%) Windows Server 2019
7 337 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 186 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 180 (4.29%) Unix
10 150 (3.58%) Android
11 110 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 99 (2.36%) Mac OS
13 83 (1.98%) Apple iOS
13 83 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 61 (1.46%) Ubuntu
15 57 (1.36%) CentOS
16 56 (1.34%) Windows 8
17 49 (1.17%) Mac OS X
18 26 (0.62%) Windows XP
19 23 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (23.83%) ITIL
2 929 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 630 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
4 462 (11.02%) DevOps
5 399 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 396 (9.45%) Agile
7 391 (9.33%) Service Delivery
8 354 (8.44%) Change Management
9 320 (7.63%) Service Management
10 306 (7.30%) Incident Management
11 275 (6.56%) CI/CD
12 267 (6.37%) Mentoring
13 262 (6.25%) Project Management
14 254 (6.06%) Business Continuity
14 254 (6.06%) ITSM
15 250 (5.96%) Migration
16 243 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
17 235 (5.61%) Problem Management
18 231 (5.51%) High Availability
19 226 (5.39%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 913 (21.78%) PowerShell
2 768 (18.32%) SQL
3 235 (5.61%) C#
4 227 (5.42%) Python
5 199 (4.75%) Bash
6 95 (2.27%) T-SQL
7 89 (2.12%) JavaScript
8 75 (1.79%) Java
9 62 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 55 (1.31%) Perl
11 40 (0.95%) C
12 39 (0.93%) VB
13 37 (0.88%) VBScript
14 29 (0.69%) VB.NET
15 22 (0.52%) Go
16 20 (0.48%) Groovy
17 18 (0.43%) Ruby
18 17 (0.41%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.41%) VBA
19 14 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 503 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 394 (9.40%) Degree
3 274 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 256 (6.11%) MCSE
5 213 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
6 200 (4.77%) CCNA
7 175 (4.17%) SC Cleared
8 148 (3.53%) MCSA
9 115 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
10 103 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 96 (2.29%) MCP
12 73 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 70 (1.67%) DV Cleared
14 67 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 59 (1.41%) CCNP
16 55 (1.31%) CISSP
17 41 (0.98%) DBS Check
18 36 (0.86%) A+ Certification
19 31 (0.74%) HND
20 29 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 464 (11.07%) SLA
2 149 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 94 (2.24%) GDPR
4 73 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 44 (1.05%) QA
6 35 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.76%) NIST
8 26 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 17 (0.41%) PMO
10 12 (0.29%) HL7
11 8 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.14%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.12%) Accessibility
13 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.12%) SOC 1
13 5 (0.12%) SOC 2
14 4 (0.095%) NCSC
14 4 (0.095%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,494 (59.49%) Active Directory
2 1,057 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 624 (14.89%) Hyper-V
4 303 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
5 230 (5.49%) vSphere
6 225 (5.37%) Docker
7 185 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
8 135 (3.22%) XenApp
9 79 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
10 71 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 53 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 41 (0.98%) Terminal Services
13 30 (0.72%) Firmware
14 25 (0.60%) KVM
15 23 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 22 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 19 (0.45%) VMware NSX
17 19 (0.45%) Xen
18 17 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 15 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 520 (12.40%) SCCM
2 420 (10.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 313 (7.47%) Terraform
4 309 (7.37%) Ansible
5 273 (6.51%) Kubernetes
6 190 (4.53%) Puppet
7 179 (4.27%) WSUS
8 149 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
9 139 (3.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 96 (2.29%) vCenter Server
11 91 (2.17%) SCOM
12 74 (1.77%) FortiGate
13 68 (1.62%) Backup Exec
13 68 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
14 59 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
15 45 (1.07%) Grafana
16 39 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
17 37 (0.88%) NetBackup
18 34 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
19 31 (0.74%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 2,405 (57.37%) Microsoft
2 1,614 (38.50%) VMware
3 668 (15.94%) Cisco
4 581 (13.86%) Citrix
5 327 (7.80%) Veeam
6 233 (5.56%) HP
7 181 (4.32%) Oracle
8 143 (3.41%) Dell
9 142 (3.39%) Sophos
10 125 (2.98%) Google
10 125 (2.98%) Meraki
11 122 (2.91%) Splunk
12 119 (2.84%) Red Hat
13 112 (2.67%) Apple
14 107 (2.55%) SolarWinds
15 94 (2.24%) IBM
16 85 (2.03%) ServiceNow
17 84 (2.00%) NetApp
18 60 (1.43%) Aruba
19 58 (1.38%) EMC