Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 54 56
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 6,575 7,484 8,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.08% 4.85% 5.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.12% 21.11% 20.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5,778 6,404 7,355
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 29,726 35,452 41,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.98% 22.99% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 23,666 28,796 33,477
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -4 2,254 £47,500 - 317
South East +3 1,471 £37,500 - 331
North of England -3 1,017 £35,000 - 289
Midlands +8 753 £35,000 -6.67% 163
South West +16 636 £35,000 +5.66% 155
North West -9 509 £35,000 +2.19% 151
West Midlands +8 477 £37,500 - 100
Yorkshire -4 455 £35,000 -3.25% 116
East of England +5 415 £35,000 -6.67% 103
East Midlands +11 276 £32,500 -8.45% 63
North East +13 53 £36,250 +7.41% 22
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6,550 (99.62%) Windows
2 4,052 (61.63%) Active Directory
3 3,604 (54.81%) Microsoft
4 3,079 (46.83%) VMware
5 2,826 (42.98%) Office 365
6 2,302 (35.01%) Azure
7 1,864 (28.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,848 (28.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1,599 (24.32%) Hyper-V
10 1,515 (23.04%) DNS
11 1,498 (22.78%) Firewall
12 1,479 (22.49%) ITIL
12 1,479 (22.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,404 (21.35%) PowerShell
14 1,397 (21.25%) SQL Server
15 1,390 (21.14%) MS Exchange
16 1,355 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
17 1,316 (20.02%) Cisco
18 1,314 (19.98%) Windows 10
19 1,251 (19.03%) DHCP
20 1,245 (18.94%) Citrix
21 1,236 (18.80%) SQL
22 1,219 (18.54%) Linux
23 1,090 (16.58%) AWS
24 1,076 (16.37%) Microsoft Office
25 1,055 (16.05%) SCCM
26 936 (14.24%) Windows 7
27 896 (13.63%) WAN
28 870 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
29 856 (13.02%) Finance

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 1,390 (21.14%) MS Exchange
2 641 (9.75%) SharePoint
3 634 (9.64%) IIS
4 399 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 397 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 293 (4.46%) Skype for Business
7 110 (1.67%) Apache
8 88 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 71 (1.08%) Tomcat
10 60 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 56 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 48 (0.73%) Confluence
13 44 (0.67%) IBM Notes
14 43 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
15 37 (0.56%) Umbraco
16 35 (0.53%) OpenStack
17 31 (0.47%) SAS
18 29 (0.44%) CMS
18 29 (0.44%) nginx
19 21 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,076 (16.37%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 51 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.076%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.061%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.030%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.030%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.030%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.015%) ArchiCAD
11 1 (0.015%) HipChat
11 1 (0.015%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.015%) Revit
Business Applications
1 75 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.20%) Workfront
4 11 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.14%) Exchequer
7 8 (0.12%) Q-Pulse
8 7 (0.11%) Sage CRM
9 6 (0.091%) Eikon
10 5 (0.076%) Odoo
10 5 (0.076%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.076%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.076%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.061%) Elite 3E
11 4 (0.061%) Line 50
11 4 (0.061%) Line 500
12 3 (0.046%) NetSuite
12 3 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
13 2 (0.030%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,826 (42.98%) Office 365
2 2,302 (35.01%) Azure
3 1,090 (16.58%) AWS
4 379 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 235 (3.57%) IaaS
6 209 (3.18%) SaaS
7 126 (1.92%) PaaS
8 106 (1.61%) GCP
8 106 (1.61%) OneDrive
8 106 (1.61%) Power Platform
9 90 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
10 82 (1.25%) Mimecast
11 55 (0.84%) GitHub
12 52 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 47 (0.71%) Serverless
14 46 (0.70%) Amazon S3
15 45 (0.68%) G Suite
16 36 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
17 31 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
18 29 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,515 (23.04%) DNS
2 1,498 (22.78%) Firewall
3 1,251 (19.03%) DHCP
4 896 (13.63%) WAN
5 843 (12.82%) TCP/IP
6 837 (12.73%) LAN
7 667 (10.14%) SAN
8 604 (9.19%) VPN
9 396 (6.02%) VLAN
10 380 (5.78%) VoIP
11 291 (4.43%) Skype
12 288 (4.38%) Wireless
13 272 (4.14%) Internet
14 218 (3.32%) NAS
15 192 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
16 189 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
17 170 (2.59%) Network Security
18 146 (2.22%) MPLS
19 118 (1.79%) iSCSI
20 116 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,397 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 145 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 138 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 130 (1.98%) MySQL
5 116 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 101 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 94 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 90 (1.37%) Power BI
9 89 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 83 (1.26%) Relational Database
11 75 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 68 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 53 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (0.61%) MongoDB
15 38 (0.58%) Oracle Database
16 35 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
16 35 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 34 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
18 31 (0.47%) RDBMS
19 29 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 117 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 112 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 111 (1.69%) JIRA
4 95 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 90 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 63 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 62 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 62 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
8 36 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 33 (0.50%) Selenium
10 28 (0.43%) Bitbucket
11 23 (0.35%) MSI
11 23 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 16 (0.24%) WebDriver
14 15 (0.23%) LINQPad
15 12 (0.18%) SonarQube
15 12 (0.18%) Subversion
16 11 (0.17%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.15%) JMeter
General
1 856 (13.02%) Finance
2 221 (3.36%) Retail
3 213 (3.24%) Public Sector
4 212 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 185 (2.81%) Banking
6 162 (2.46%) Law
7 106 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 105 (1.60%) Legal
9 100 (1.52%) Marketing
10 59 (0.90%) Back Office
11 42 (0.64%) Automotive
12 40 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 37 (0.56%) Aerospace
14 36 (0.55%) Military
15 30 (0.46%) Electronics
16 22 (0.33%) Front Office
17 21 (0.32%) Advertising
18 18 (0.27%) Police
19 17 (0.26%) French Language
19 17 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,167 (17.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,073 (16.32%) Analyst
3 921 (14.01%) Support Engineer
4 736 (11.19%) IT Support
5 679 (10.33%) IT Engineer
6 592 (9.00%) Support Analyst
7 412 (6.27%) Administrator
8 405 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 389 (5.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 342 (5.20%) Windows Engineer
11 332 (5.05%) IT Support Engineer
12 307 (4.67%) IT Analyst
12 307 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
13 294 (4.47%) Consultant
14 287 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 284 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
16 258 (3.92%) Server Engineer
17 251 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
18 238 (3.62%) IT Support Analyst
19 227 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (4.50%) .NET
2 190 (2.89%) Web Services
3 142 (2.16%) ASP.NET
4 121 (1.84%) HTML
5 107 (1.63%) CSS
6 72 (1.10%) AngularJS
7 68 (1.03%) jQuery
8 65 (0.99%) XML
9 56 (0.85%) JSON
10 55 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
11 48 (0.73%) .NET Core
12 46 (0.70%) .NET Framework
13 41 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (0.62%) Spring
14 40 (0.61%) ASP.NET Core
15 39 (0.59%) LDAP
16 36 (0.55%) REST
17 24 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
17 24 (0.37%) SOAP
18 23 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 553 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 339 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 290 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
4 244 (3.71%) Driving Licence
5 232 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 228 (3.47%) Clustering
7 162 (2.46%) Replication
8 131 (1.99%) Public Cloud
9 128 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 103 (1.57%) User Experience
11 97 (1.48%) PKI
12 79 (1.20%) iPhone
13 75 (1.14%) Fat Client
13 75 (1.14%) Thin Client
14 71 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 67 (1.02%) Hedge funds
16 65 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
17 64 (0.97%) Private Cloud
18 58 (0.88%) Blackberry
19 43 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6,550 (99.62%) Windows
2 1,848 (28.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,355 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,314 (19.98%) Windows 10
5 1,219 (18.54%) Linux
6 936 (14.24%) Windows 7
7 361 (5.49%) Windows 8
8 319 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 166 (2.52%) Unix
10 143 (2.17%) CentOS
10 143 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 141 (2.14%) Android
12 121 (1.84%) Mac OS
13 119 (1.81%) Apple iOS
14 106 (1.61%) Ubuntu
15 98 (1.49%) Mac OS X
16 69 (1.05%) Windows XP
17 43 (0.65%) Windows Vista
18 35 (0.53%) AIX
18 35 (0.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,479 (22.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1,479 (22.49%) ITIL
2 810 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
3 539 (8.20%) Migration
4 527 (8.02%) DevOps
5 417 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
6 390 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 327 (4.97%) Change Management
8 324 (4.93%) Project Delivery
9 290 (4.41%) Mentoring
10 280 (4.26%) Service Management
11 270 (4.11%) Project Management
12 265 (4.03%) Service Delivery
13 255 (3.88%) Server Management
14 239 (3.63%) Cybersecurity
15 206 (3.13%) Time Management
16 198 (3.01%) High Availability
17 194 (2.95%) Configuration Management
18 193 (2.94%) Information Security
19 191 (2.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1,404 (21.35%) PowerShell
2 1,236 (18.80%) SQL
3 289 (4.40%) C#
4 252 (3.83%) Python
5 165 (2.51%) T-SQL
6 158 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 142 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 110 (1.67%) Java
9 101 (1.54%) C
10 83 (1.26%) Ruby
11 68 (1.03%) Shell Script
12 62 (0.94%) VBScript
13 56 (0.85%) Perl
14 39 (0.59%) VB
15 33 (0.50%) PHP
16 26 (0.40%) C++
17 20 (0.30%) PL/SQL
17 20 (0.30%) R
18 19 (0.29%) VBA
19 14 (0.21%) Go
Qualifications
1 870 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 550 (8.37%) MCSE
3 473 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
4 449 (6.83%) MCSA
5 427 (6.49%) Degree
6 405 (6.16%) CCNA
7 338 (5.14%) Security Cleared
8 180 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 170 (2.59%) MCP
10 155 (2.36%) SC Cleared
11 154 (2.34%) CCNP
12 102 (1.55%) MCITP
13 95 (1.44%) DV Cleared
14 90 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 76 (1.16%) DBS Check
16 73 (1.11%) CISSP
17 63 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
18 62 (0.94%) A+ Certification
19 61 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
20 50 (0.76%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 556 (8.46%) SLA
2 167 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 98 (1.49%) GDPR
4 90 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 59 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 49 (0.75%) QA
7 34 (0.52%) WAI
8 32 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 26 (0.40%) COBIT
10 15 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.21%) ISO 22301
12 12 (0.18%) NIST
13 10 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
14 9 (0.14%) PMO
15 8 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.091%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 6 (0.091%) NCSC
System Software
1 4,052 (61.63%) Active Directory
2 1,864 (28.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,599 (24.32%) Hyper-V
4 477 (7.25%) XenApp
5 451 (6.86%) vSphere
6 446 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
7 239 (3.63%) XenDesktop
8 192 (2.92%) Docker
9 167 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
10 134 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
11 86 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 65 (0.99%) Terminal Services
13 63 (0.96%) VMware NSX
14 62 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
15 56 (0.85%) Firmware
16 48 (0.73%) VirtualBox
17 45 (0.68%) BitLocker
18 44 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 40 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 34 (0.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,055 (16.05%) SCCM
2 334 (5.08%) SCOM
3 273 (4.15%) WSUS
4 235 (3.57%) Ansible
5 226 (3.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 195 (2.97%) Puppet
7 145 (2.21%) Backup Exec
8 144 (2.19%) Terraform
9 142 (2.16%) Kubernetes
10 119 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
11 116 (1.76%) vCenter Server
12 90 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
13 72 (1.10%) SCVMM
14 68 (1.03%) vRealize
15 54 (0.82%) Nagios
16 51 (0.78%) AirWatch
17 49 (0.75%) NetBackup
18 43 (0.65%) Kibana
19 37 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 36 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3,604 (54.81%) Microsoft
2 3,079 (46.83%) VMware
3 1,316 (20.02%) Cisco
4 1,245 (18.94%) Citrix
5 453 (6.89%) HP
6 408 (6.21%) Veeam
7 366 (5.57%) Dell
8 231 (3.51%) NetApp
8 231 (3.51%) Oracle
9 211 (3.21%) Red Hat
10 191 (2.90%) Apple
11 165 (2.51%) Meraki
12 141 (2.14%) Symantec
13 137 (2.08%) EMC
14 125 (1.90%) SolarWinds
15 117 (1.78%) Avaya
16 104 (1.58%) Ivanti
16 104 (1.58%) Juniper
17 100 (1.52%) Google
18 97 (1.48%) IBM