Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 56 55
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 5,493 6,770 8,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.88% 4.84% 5.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.98% 20.79% 20.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4,735 5,763 7,400
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,250
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 24,996 32,569 40,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.20% 23.31% 24.39%
Number of salaries quoted 20,219 26,299 33,300
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -14 1,972 £45,500 -9.00% 332
South East +3 1,235 £37,500 -1.32% 287
North of England -3 771 £38,000 +8.57% 356
Midlands +1 610 £35,000 -9.09% 180
South West +34 513 £35,000 -6.67% 139
North West +18 398 £37,500 +7.14% 201
West Midlands +4 391 £37,500 -4.46% 107
East of England -2 386 £37,500 - 134
Yorkshire +2 336 £39,500 +9.72% 115
East Midlands +2 217 £35,000 -6.67% 73
North East -36 37 £41,500 +18.57% 40
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 5,467 (99.53%) Windows
2 3,371 (61.37%) Active Directory
3 2,944 (53.60%) Microsoft
4 2,592 (47.19%) VMware
5 2,583 (47.02%) Office 365
6 2,021 (36.79%) Azure
7 1,600 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,359 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 1,273 (23.17%) Firewall
10 1,247 (22.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1,232 (22.43%) PowerShell
12 1,153 (20.99%) Windows 10
13 1,134 (20.64%) Hyper-V
14 1,132 (20.61%) DNS
15 1,119 (20.37%) SQL Server
16 1,086 (19.77%) ITIL
17 1,078 (19.62%) MS Exchange
18 1,061 (19.32%) Linux
19 1,002 (18.24%) SQL
20 999 (18.19%) Citrix
21 982 (17.88%) Cisco
22 938 (17.08%) DHCP
22 938 (17.08%) Windows Server 2008
23 887 (16.15%) AWS
24 806 (14.67%) SCCM
25 761 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
26 725 (13.20%) Finance
27 720 (13.11%) TCP/IP
28 692 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
29 650 (11.83%) Windows 7

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 1,078 (19.62%) MS Exchange
2 536 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 478 (8.70%) IIS
4 391 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 324 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 207 (3.77%) Skype for Business
7 92 (1.67%) Apache
8 77 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 48 (0.87%) Confluence
10 47 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 37 (0.67%) CMS
12 31 (0.56%) nginx
13 24 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 23 (0.42%) JBoss
15 22 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
16 18 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (0.31%) Drupal
18 15 (0.27%) WebLogic
19 14 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 761 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.073%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.055%) FileZilla
8 3 (0.055%) Windchill
9 1 (0.018%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.018%) InDesign
9 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.35%) Salerio
3 17 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.091%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.091%) Workfront
7 4 (0.073%) Carpe Diem
7 4 (0.073%) Eikon
7 4 (0.073%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.055%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.055%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.036%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.036%) Softmar
10 1 (0.018%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.018%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2,583 (47.02%) Office 365
2 2,021 (36.79%) Azure
3 887 (16.15%) AWS
4 282 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 232 (4.22%) SaaS
6 206 (3.75%) IaaS
7 149 (2.71%) PaaS
8 102 (1.86%) OneDrive
9 89 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
10 88 (1.60%) Mimecast
11 80 (1.46%) Power Platform
12 67 (1.22%) GCP
13 41 (0.75%) GitHub
14 40 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 39 (0.71%) G Suite
16 36 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
16 36 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
17 29 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
18 25 (0.46%) Serverless
19 24 (0.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,273 (23.17%) Firewall
2 1,132 (20.61%) DNS
3 938 (17.08%) DHCP
4 720 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 600 (10.92%) LAN
6 593 (10.80%) WAN
7 528 (9.61%) SAN
8 448 (8.16%) VPN
9 341 (6.21%) VoIP
10 309 (5.63%) VLAN
11 272 (4.95%) Wireless
12 245 (4.46%) Skype
13 204 (3.71%) Internet
14 168 (3.06%) NAS
15 149 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
16 132 (2.40%) Network Security
17 130 (2.37%) NetScaler
18 129 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
19 97 (1.77%) SSL
20 91 (1.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,119 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 109 (1.98%) MySQL
3 94 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 89 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 86 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 82 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 59 (1.07%) Power BI
9 58 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 55 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
11 51 (0.93%) Oracle Database
12 49 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
13 46 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
14 44 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
15 43 (0.78%) RDBMS
16 38 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 37 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
18 31 (0.56%) Data Lake
19 24 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
20 23 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 127 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 116 (2.11%) JIRA
3 108 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 78 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 73 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 54 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (0.96%) Visual Studio
8 47 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
9 33 (0.60%) Bitbucket
10 28 (0.51%) SonarQube
11 25 (0.46%) Maven
12 23 (0.42%) Artifactory
13 22 (0.40%) Chocolatey
14 18 (0.33%) LINQPad
14 18 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
15 17 (0.31%) Postman
16 16 (0.29%) Ant
17 15 (0.27%) MSBuild
17 15 (0.27%) TestRail
17 15 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 725 (13.20%) Finance
2 188 (3.42%) Retail
3 132 (2.40%) Law
4 124 (2.26%) Public Sector
5 112 (2.04%) Legal
6 110 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 108 (1.97%) Banking
8 68 (1.24%) Advertising
9 67 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.02%) Automotive
11 51 (0.93%) Back Office
12 48 (0.87%) Marketing
13 37 (0.67%) Aerospace
14 35 (0.64%) Games
15 30 (0.55%) Front Office
15 30 (0.55%) Military
16 22 (0.40%) Local Government
17 20 (0.36%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.31%) Financial Institution
19 15 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,003 (18.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 873 (15.89%) Support Engineer
3 870 (15.84%) Analyst
4 722 (13.14%) IT Support
5 662 (12.05%) IT Engineer
6 474 (8.63%) Support Analyst
7 369 (6.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 353 (6.43%) IT Support Engineer
9 349 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 315 (5.73%) Administrator
11 263 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
12 257 (4.68%) IT Analyst
13 229 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 224 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
15 221 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
16 213 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
17 212 (3.86%) Applications Support
18 193 (3.51%) Consultant
19 189 (3.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
20 185 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (4.44%) .NET
2 105 (1.91%) Web Services
3 100 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 83 (1.51%) HTML
5 66 (1.20%) XML
6 59 (1.07%) CSS
7 58 (1.06%) JSON
8 47 (0.86%) .NET Framework
9 46 (0.84%) .NET Core
9 46 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
10 40 (0.73%) HTML5
11 37 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 37 (0.67%) REST
12 35 (0.64%) jQuery
13 33 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (0.58%) LAMP
15 31 (0.56%) AngularJS
15 31 (0.56%) LDAP
16 28 (0.51%) Middleware
16 28 (0.51%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 493 (8.98%) Data Centre
2 257 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 224 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 214 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 202 (3.68%) Driving Licence
6 171 (3.11%) Clustering
7 125 (2.28%) Replication
8 74 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 73 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
10 72 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 69 (1.26%) Private Cloud
12 66 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 53 (0.96%) Blackberry
13 53 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 51 (0.93%) PKI
15 50 (0.91%) iPhone
16 48 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
17 44 (0.80%) Hedge funds
18 39 (0.71%) iPad
19 37 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5,467 (99.53%) Windows
2 1,359 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,153 (20.99%) Windows 10
4 1,061 (19.32%) Linux
5 938 (17.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 650 (11.83%) Windows 7
7 231 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 216 (3.93%) Windows 8
9 208 (3.79%) Unix
10 149 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 120 (2.18%) Android
12 98 (1.78%) Apple iOS
13 91 (1.66%) CentOS
14 87 (1.58%) Mac OS X
15 73 (1.33%) Ubuntu
16 70 (1.27%) Mac OS
17 46 (0.84%) Windows XP
18 43 (0.78%) Debian
19 31 (0.56%) VMS
20 24 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,247 (22.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,086 (19.77%) ITIL
3 692 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
4 483 (8.79%) DevOps
5 409 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
6 358 (6.52%) Migration
7 286 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 283 (5.15%) Project Management
9 269 (4.90%) Mentoring
10 245 (4.46%) Project Delivery
11 234 (4.26%) Change Management
12 210 (3.82%) Service Delivery
13 203 (3.70%) Configuration Management
14 201 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
15 197 (3.59%) Server Management
16 192 (3.50%) Problem Management
17 183 (3.33%) Information Security
18 173 (3.15%) Service Management
19 172 (3.13%) Incident Management
20 158 (2.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,232 (22.43%) PowerShell
2 1,002 (18.24%) SQL
3 217 (3.95%) Python
4 208 (3.79%) C#
5 160 (2.91%) Bash Shell
6 133 (2.42%) JavaScript
7 109 (1.98%) Java
8 103 (1.88%) T-SQL
9 101 (1.84%) C
10 93 (1.69%) VBScript
11 90 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 55 (1.00%) Ruby
13 45 (0.82%) Perl
14 34 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 31 (0.56%) PHP
15 31 (0.56%) VB
16 23 (0.42%) C++
17 19 (0.35%) VB.NET
17 19 (0.35%) VBA
18 12 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 606 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 383 (6.97%) MCSE
3 367 (6.68%) Degree
4 319 (5.81%) MCSA
5 315 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
6 262 (4.77%) CCNA
7 194 (3.53%) Security Cleared
8 153 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 132 (2.40%) MCP
10 108 (1.97%) SC Cleared
11 102 (1.86%) CCNP
11 102 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 78 (1.42%) MCITP
13 73 (1.33%) DV Cleared
14 65 (1.18%) DBS Check
15 62 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
16 57 (1.04%) CISSP
17 49 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
18 45 (0.82%) A+ Certification
19 35 (0.64%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (8.43%) SLA
2 141 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 71 (1.29%) GDPR
5 55 (1.00%) QA
6 38 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 23 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 21 (0.38%) COBIT
9 19 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 17 (0.31%) NIST
11 15 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.16%) NCSC
13 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
16 5 (0.091%) BS25999
17 4 (0.073%) PMO
17 4 (0.073%) RMADS
18 3 (0.055%) EMIR
18 3 (0.055%) MiFID
System Software
1 3,371 (61.37%) Active Directory
2 1,600 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,134 (20.64%) Hyper-V
4 442 (8.05%) XenApp
5 396 (7.21%) VMware ESXi
6 369 (6.72%) vSphere
7 252 (4.59%) XenDesktop
8 205 (3.73%) Docker
9 174 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
10 128 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
11 60 (1.09%) VMware NSX
12 57 (1.04%) VirtualBox
13 50 (0.91%) Terminal Services
14 44 (0.80%) Firmware
15 34 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
16 32 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 30 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 29 (0.53%) UAG
19 28 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
20 26 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 806 (14.67%) SCCM
2 228 (4.15%) Ansible
3 218 (3.97%) WSUS
4 215 (3.91%) SCOM
5 202 (3.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 153 (2.79%) Puppet
7 145 (2.64%) Terraform
8 142 (2.59%) vCenter Server
9 140 (2.55%) Kubernetes
10 99 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
11 98 (1.78%) Backup Exec
12 69 (1.26%) Nagios
13 60 (1.09%) SCVMM
14 59 (1.07%) NetBackup
15 50 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
16 49 (0.89%) vRealize
17 47 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
17 47 (0.86%) XenMobile
18 44 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
19 39 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2,944 (53.60%) Microsoft
2 2,592 (47.19%) VMware
3 999 (18.19%) Citrix
4 982 (17.88%) Cisco
5 435 (7.92%) HP
6 289 (5.26%) Veeam
7 252 (4.59%) Oracle
8 237 (4.31%) Dell
9 206 (3.75%) NetApp
10 198 (3.60%) Red Hat
11 195 (3.55%) Apple
12 151 (2.75%) EMC
13 147 (2.68%) Symantec
14 127 (2.31%) Meraki
15 103 (1.88%) SolarWinds
16 100 (1.82%) ServiceNow
17 96 (1.75%) Palo Alto
18 94 (1.71%) Avaya
19 93 (1.69%) Splunk
20 89 (1.62%) Google