Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 55 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 6,187 7,338 8,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.96% 4.86% 5.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.74% 20.93% 20.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5,394 6,257 7,491
England median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,538 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £38,818 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -2.96% +1.27% +5.33%

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 28,454 35,058 41,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.82% 23.23% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22,928 28,411 33,787
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £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% -

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -9 2,225 £45,000 -5.26% 316
South East +3 1,388 £37,500 - 309
North of England -7 869 £37,500 +7.14% 306
Midlands +4 699 £35,000 -6.67% 185
South West +28 584 £35,000 - 155
West Midlands +5 454 £35,847 -8.09% 110
North West -5 430 £37,500 +7.14% 164
East of England -3 400 £35,000 -6.67% 110
Yorkshire +3 393 £37,500 +7.14% 121
East Midlands +3 245 £33,550 -10.53% 74
North East -21 46 £28,500 -18.57% 21
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 6,159 (99.55%) Windows
2 3,753 (60.66%) Active Directory
3 3,373 (54.52%) Microsoft
4 2,913 (47.08%) VMware
5 2,838 (45.87%) Office 365
6 2,177 (35.19%) Azure
7 1,753 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,599 (25.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 1,405 (22.71%) Firewall
10 1,366 (22.08%) Hyper-V
11 1,334 (21.56%) Windows 10
12 1,320 (21.34%) DNS
13 1,318 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,316 (21.27%) ITIL
15 1,310 (21.17%) MS Exchange
16 1,288 (20.82%) PowerShell
17 1,231 (19.90%) SQL Server
18 1,179 (19.06%) Linux
19 1,173 (18.96%) Windows Server 2008
20 1,157 (18.70%) Cisco
21 1,155 (18.67%) Citrix
22 1,099 (17.76%) SQL
23 1,090 (17.62%) DHCP
24 991 (16.02%) AWS
25 945 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
26 929 (15.02%) SCCM
27 811 (13.11%) Windows 7
28 809 (13.08%) TCP/IP
29 796 (12.87%) Finance
30 784 (12.67%) 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 1,310 (21.17%) MS Exchange
2 610 (9.86%) SharePoint
3 538 (8.70%) IIS
4 380 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 359 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 247 (3.99%) Skype for Business
7 90 (1.45%) Apache
8 73 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 70 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 53 (0.86%) Confluence
11 49 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
12 44 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 35 (0.57%) IBM Notes
14 33 (0.53%) CMS
14 33 (0.53%) nginx
15 28 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
16 23 (0.37%) OpenStack
17 19 (0.31%) IBM Domino
17 19 (0.31%) SAS
18 18 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 945 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
2 111 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.065%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.016%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) InDesign
10 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 59 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.16%) Workfront
5 9 (0.15%) Exchequer
6 8 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.097%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.097%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.065%) Salerio
9 3 (0.048%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.032%) Carpe Diem
10 2 (0.032%) Line 50
10 2 (0.032%) Sonata
11 1 (0.016%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.016%) Eze OMS
11 1 (0.016%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2,838 (45.87%) Office 365
2 2,177 (35.19%) Azure
3 991 (16.02%) AWS
4 327 (5.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 231 (3.73%) SaaS
6 224 (3.62%) IaaS
7 142 (2.30%) PaaS
8 127 (2.05%) OneDrive
9 109 (1.76%) Power Platform
10 90 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 84 (1.36%) Mimecast
12 83 (1.34%) GCP
13 49 (0.79%) GitHub
14 44 (0.71%) G Suite
15 42 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
16 41 (0.66%) Serverless
17 40 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 32 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
19 25 (0.40%) Amazon S3
20 24 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,405 (22.71%) Firewall
2 1,320 (21.34%) DNS
3 1,090 (17.62%) DHCP
4 809 (13.08%) TCP/IP
5 740 (11.96%) WAN
6 726 (11.73%) LAN
7 573 (9.26%) SAN
8 491 (7.94%) VPN
9 380 (6.14%) VoIP
10 348 (5.62%) VLAN
11 297 (4.80%) Wireless
12 274 (4.43%) Skype
13 264 (4.27%) Internet
14 194 (3.14%) NAS
15 176 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
16 175 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
17 134 (2.17%) Network Security
18 112 (1.81%) NetScaler
19 108 (1.75%) MPLS
20 92 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,231 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 121 (1.96%) MySQL
3 103 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 100 (1.62%) Relational Database
5 98 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 89 (1.44%) Power BI
7 81 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 79 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 74 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
10 71 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 68 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
12 65 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 53 (0.86%) Oracle Database
14 49 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 45 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
15 45 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
16 41 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 41 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
17 30 (0.48%) MongoDB
18 26 (0.42%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 147 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 127 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 114 (1.84%) JIRA
4 89 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 79 (1.28%) TeamCity
6 75 (1.21%) Visual Studio
7 62 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 61 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 28 (0.45%) Bitbucket
11 24 (0.39%) Chocolatey
11 24 (0.39%) Maven
11 24 (0.39%) SonarQube
12 22 (0.36%) LINQPad
13 21 (0.34%) Artifactory
14 20 (0.32%) Ant
14 20 (0.32%) Postman
15 19 (0.31%) MSI
16 18 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
17 16 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 796 (12.87%) Finance
2 208 (3.36%) Retail
3 188 (3.04%) Telecoms
4 183 (2.96%) Public Sector
5 160 (2.59%) Law
6 156 (2.52%) Banking
7 103 (1.66%) Legal
8 88 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 80 (1.29%) Marketing
10 59 (0.95%) Back Office
11 57 (0.92%) Aerospace
12 51 (0.82%) Automotive
13 50 (0.81%) Military
14 32 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.48%) Advertising
16 27 (0.44%) Electronics
17 23 (0.37%) Front Office
18 19 (0.31%) Games
19 18 (0.29%) French Language
20 17 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,042 (16.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,018 (16.45%) Analyst
3 933 (15.08%) Support Engineer
4 766 (12.38%) IT Support
5 662 (10.70%) IT Engineer
6 562 (9.08%) Support Analyst
7 417 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 361 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 361 (5.83%) Administrator
9 352 (5.69%) IT Support Engineer
10 298 (4.82%) IT Analyst
11 274 (4.43%) Consultant
12 267 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 257 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
14 253 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
15 248 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
16 225 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
17 223 (3.60%) IT Support Analyst
18 219 (3.54%) Applications Support
19 212 (3.43%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (4.51%) .NET
2 156 (2.52%) Web Services
3 124 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 101 (1.63%) HTML
5 82 (1.33%) CSS
6 68 (1.10%) XML
7 60 (0.97%) JSON
8 48 (0.78%) jQuery
9 46 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (0.73%) .NET Framework
11 43 (0.70%) .NET Core
11 43 (0.70%) AngularJS
12 42 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 42 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
13 35 (0.57%) LDAP
14 32 (0.52%) REST
15 31 (0.50%) LAMP
16 29 (0.47%) Spring
17 27 (0.44%) HTML5
18 25 (0.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 571 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 303 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 256 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
4 249 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 248 (4.01%) Driving Licence
6 182 (2.94%) Clustering
7 144 (2.33%) Replication
8 108 (1.75%) Public Cloud
9 84 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 79 (1.28%) Private Cloud
11 72 (1.16%) User Experience
11 72 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
12 67 (1.08%) PKI
13 66 (1.07%) Blackberry
14 63 (1.02%) iPhone
15 56 (0.91%) Hedge funds
16 54 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
16 54 (0.87%) Fat Client
16 54 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
16 54 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6,159 (99.55%) Windows
2 1,599 (25.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,334 (21.56%) Windows 10
4 1,179 (19.06%) Linux
5 1,173 (18.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 811 (13.11%) Windows 7
7 312 (5.04%) Windows 8
8 290 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 200 (3.23%) Unix
10 151 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 145 (2.34%) Android
12 119 (1.92%) CentOS
13 118 (1.91%) Apple iOS
14 117 (1.89%) Mac OS
15 102 (1.65%) Ubuntu
16 89 (1.44%) Mac OS X
17 62 (1.00%) Windows XP
18 36 (0.58%) Windows Vista
19 35 (0.57%) VMS
20 31 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,318 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,316 (21.27%) ITIL
3 784 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
4 519 (8.39%) DevOps
5 483 (7.81%) Migration
6 432 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
7 341 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 325 (5.25%) Change Management
9 304 (4.91%) Mentoring
10 285 (4.61%) Project Management
11 264 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
12 250 (4.04%) Project Delivery
12 250 (4.04%) Service Delivery
13 228 (3.69%) Configuration Management
13 228 (3.69%) Service Management
14 204 (3.30%) Problem Management
15 202 (3.26%) Server Management
16 197 (3.18%) Information Security
17 180 (2.91%) Time Management
18 172 (2.78%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1,288 (20.82%) PowerShell
2 1,099 (17.76%) SQL
3 259 (4.19%) C#
4 245 (3.96%) Python
5 171 (2.76%) Bash Shell
6 161 (2.60%) JavaScript
7 130 (2.10%) Java
8 118 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 110 (1.78%) C
10 81 (1.31%) VBScript
11 75 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 68 (1.10%) Ruby
13 55 (0.89%) Perl
14 44 (0.71%) VB
15 33 (0.53%) PHP
16 31 (0.50%) PL/SQL
17 24 (0.39%) C++
17 24 (0.39%) VBA
18 15 (0.24%) Go
19 14 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 739 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 491 (7.94%) MCSE
3 420 (6.79%) Degree
4 405 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
5 397 (6.42%) MCSA
6 341 (5.51%) CCNA
7 272 (4.40%) Security Cleared
8 148 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 145 (2.34%) MCP
10 137 (2.21%) SC Cleared
11 126 (2.04%) CCNP
12 93 (1.50%) MCITP
13 91 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
14 83 (1.34%) DV Cleared
15 73 (1.18%) DBS Check
16 60 (0.97%) CISSP
17 52 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
18 51 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
19 46 (0.74%) A+ Certification
20 35 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 520 (8.40%) SLA
2 153 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 73 (1.18%) GDPR
5 53 (0.86%) QA
6 52 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (0.52%) COBIT
8 22 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 20 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 17 (0.27%) NIST
11 10 (0.16%) WAI
12 8 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.13%) PMO
13 7 (0.11%) NCSC
14 6 (0.097%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.065%) DICOM
15 4 (0.065%) RMADS
16 3 (0.048%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3,753 (60.66%) Active Directory
2 1,753 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,366 (22.08%) Hyper-V
4 467 (7.55%) XenApp
5 401 (6.48%) VMware ESXi
6 388 (6.27%) vSphere
7 266 (4.30%) XenDesktop
8 236 (3.81%) Docker
9 166 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
10 110 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
11 80 (1.29%) VMware NSX
12 74 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 66 (1.07%) Terminal Services
14 55 (0.89%) VirtualBox
15 53 (0.86%) Firmware
16 44 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 36 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
18 34 (0.55%) BitLocker
19 28 (0.45%) VMware Server
20 27 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 929 (15.02%) SCCM
2 250 (4.04%) WSUS
3 249 (4.02%) SCOM
4 245 (3.96%) Ansible
5 241 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 177 (2.86%) Puppet
7 156 (2.52%) Kubernetes
8 150 (2.42%) Terraform
9 130 (2.10%) vCenter Server
10 125 (2.02%) Backup Exec
11 116 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
12 72 (1.16%) vRealize
13 69 (1.12%) SCVMM
14 68 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
15 62 (1.00%) NetBackup
16 50 (0.81%) Nagios
17 48 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
18 45 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 41 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
20 39 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3,373 (54.52%) Microsoft
2 2,913 (47.08%) VMware
3 1,157 (18.70%) Cisco
4 1,155 (18.67%) Citrix
5 446 (7.21%) HP
6 357 (5.77%) Veeam
7 284 (4.59%) Dell
8 253 (4.09%) Oracle
9 227 (3.67%) NetApp
10 211 (3.41%) Red Hat
11 191 (3.09%) Apple
12 165 (2.67%) Symantec
13 150 (2.42%) Meraki
14 128 (2.07%) EMC
15 114 (1.84%) SolarWinds
16 110 (1.78%) Juniper
17 109 (1.76%) Avaya
18 92 (1.49%) Ivanti
19 88 (1.42%) ServiceNow
20 86 (1.39%) McAfee