Period
to 21 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 53 51
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 3,216 4,777 6,812
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.29% 4.77% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.91% 22.33% 21.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,817 4,085 5,792
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £30,375 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £56,250 £54,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% 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 14,679 21,393 32,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.59% 21.36% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11,953 17,579 25,879
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,875
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 -25 965 £50,000 +1.01% 121
North of England -5 602 £40,000 - 165
South East -7 569 £44,810 +19.49% 122
Midlands +5 477 £40,000 +14.29% 114
South West -11 358 £35,000 +7.69% 63
West Midlands +6 317 £42,500 +16.44% 66
North West -2 264 £42,500 +6.25% 82
Yorkshire -11 254 £37,500 -6.25% 57
East of England +2 212 £40,000 +5.68% 38
East Midlands +1 158 £39,500 +12.86% 48
North East +22 84 £41,875 +26.89% 26
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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 3,202 (99.56%) Windows
2 1,970 (61.26%) Active Directory
3 1,764 (54.85%) Microsoft
4 1,613 (50.16%) Microsoft 365
5 1,607 (49.97%) Azure
6 1,566 (48.69%) VMware
7 1,025 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 832 (25.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 811 (25.22%) PowerShell
10 777 (24.16%) Firewall
11 697 (21.67%) DNS
12 662 (20.58%) SQL Server
13 652 (20.27%) Linux
14 640 (19.90%) Hyper-V
15 616 (19.15%) ITIL
16 605 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 577 (17.94%) Windows Server 2016
18 553 (17.20%) AWS
19 548 (17.04%) SQL
20 543 (16.88%) Cisco
21 529 (16.45%) Windows 10
22 522 (16.23%) MS Exchange
23 505 (15.70%) DHCP
24 495 (15.39%) Citrix
25 413 (12.84%) DevOps
26 394 (12.25%) SCCM
27 389 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
28 384 (11.94%) Finance
29 376 (11.69%) Azure Active Directory
30 369 (11.47%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 522 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 365 (11.35%) SharePoint
3 273 (8.49%) IIS
4 113 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 103 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 84 (2.61%) Confluence
7 50 (1.55%) CMS
8 41 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (0.90%) Skype for Business
10 26 (0.81%) EPiServer
10 26 (0.81%) WordPress
11 25 (0.78%) Umbraco
12 22 (0.68%) Kentico
12 22 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
13 21 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
15 17 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
16 15 (0.47%) Apache
16 15 (0.47%) nginx
17 14 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 352 (10.95%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.78%) AutoCAD
3 25 (0.78%) Revit
4 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.093%) Houdini
7 3 (0.093%) Maya
7 3 (0.093%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.093%) NUKE
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.44%) nopCommerce
3 13 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.28%) Workfront
6 8 (0.25%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.12%) Relativity
8 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.062%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.062%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.062%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.062%) Tradar
10 1 (0.031%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.031%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.031%) Magento
10 1 (0.031%) Sage 300 ERP
10 1 (0.031%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.031%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,613 (50.16%) Microsoft 365
2 1,607 (49.97%) Azure
3 553 (17.20%) AWS
4 376 (11.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 216 (6.72%) IaaS
6 189 (5.88%) SaaS
7 145 (4.51%) PaaS
8 87 (2.71%) OneDrive
9 85 (2.64%) GCP
10 65 (2.02%) Power Platform
11 62 (1.93%) Mimecast
12 53 (1.65%) GitHub
13 34 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
14 30 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
15 28 (0.87%) Google Workspace
15 28 (0.87%) Serverless
16 25 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 24 (0.75%) PowerApps
18 20 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
19 18 (0.56%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 777 (24.16%) Firewall
2 697 (21.67%) DNS
3 505 (15.70%) DHCP
4 341 (10.60%) TCP/IP
5 334 (10.39%) SAN
6 320 (9.95%) WAN
7 310 (9.64%) LAN
8 308 (9.58%) VPN
9 199 (6.19%) VLAN
10 160 (4.98%) VoIP
11 110 (3.42%) Remote Desktop
12 106 (3.30%) Wireless
13 81 (2.52%) NAS
14 75 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
15 72 (2.24%) Network Security
16 70 (2.18%) Skype
17 65 (2.02%) OSPF
18 64 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
19 59 (1.83%) IPv4
19 59 (1.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (20.58%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.96%) MySQL
3 53 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
4 44 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (1.09%) Power BI
8 33 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 31 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
11 28 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
12 25 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (0.65%) Oracle Database
14 20 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.28%) NoSQL
18 8 (0.25%) Big Data
18 8 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 123 (3.82%) Git (software)
2 104 (3.23%) JIRA
3 72 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
4 71 (2.21%) TeamCity
5 55 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 45 (1.40%) Bitbucket
7 41 (1.27%) Subversion
8 39 (1.21%) Artifactory
9 37 (1.15%) Visual Studio
10 19 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (0.47%) GitLab
12 13 (0.40%) Eclipse
12 13 (0.40%) Rational Quality Manager
12 13 (0.40%) Rational Rhapsody
12 13 (0.40%) Rational Team Concert
13 11 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.25%) SonarQube
14 8 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 384 (11.94%) Finance
2 72 (2.24%) Law
3 70 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 60 (1.87%) Banking
5 58 (1.80%) Legal
6 57 (1.77%) Public Sector
7 55 (1.71%) Retail
8 50 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.24%) Marketing
10 27 (0.84%) Electronics
11 25 (0.78%) Digital Economy
12 22 (0.68%) Automotive
12 22 (0.68%) Games
13 21 (0.65%) Local Government
14 16 (0.50%) Back Office
15 15 (0.47%) Front Office
16 13 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.37%) Advertising
18 9 (0.28%) Military
18 9 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 662 (20.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 424 (13.18%) Support Engineer
3 386 (12.00%) Analyst
4 380 (11.82%) IT Engineer
5 304 (9.45%) IT Support
6 227 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 192 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 187 (5.81%) Azure Engineer
9 177 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 173 (5.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 172 (5.35%) Administrator
12 148 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
13 144 (4.48%) IT Support Engineer
14 142 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
15 134 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
16 133 (4.14%) Developer
17 122 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
18 115 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
19 114 (3.54%) Server Engineer
20 113 (3.51%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (5.32%) .NET
2 169 (5.25%) Web Services
3 101 (3.14%) HTML
4 82 (2.55%) CSS
5 73 (2.27%) ASP.NET
6 49 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 40 (1.24%) XML
8 36 (1.12%) .NET Core
8 36 (1.12%) AngularJS
8 36 (1.12%) Entity Framework
9 26 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
9 26 (0.81%) jQuery
9 26 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (0.65%) JSON
11 20 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (0.62%) Middleware
12 19 (0.59%) HTML5
12 19 (0.59%) SAML
13 17 (0.53%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 261 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 175 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (4.57%) Clustering
4 116 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 108 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 92 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 74 (2.30%) Replication
8 72 (2.24%) Driving Licence
9 59 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 59 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
10 42 (1.31%) Private Cloud
11 37 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 36 (1.12%) PKI
13 28 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
13 28 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 27 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
14 27 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
15 26 (0.81%) User Experience
16 24 (0.75%) FMCG
17 22 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3,202 (99.56%) Windows
2 652 (20.27%) Linux
3 605 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 577 (17.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 529 (16.45%) Windows 10
6 369 (11.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 329 (10.23%) Windows Server 2019
8 218 (6.78%) Windows 7
9 118 (3.67%) Ubuntu
10 111 (3.45%) CentOS
11 90 (2.80%) Unix
12 87 (2.71%) Android
13 86 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 55 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 44 (1.37%) Windows 8
16 40 (1.24%) Apple iOS
16 40 (1.24%) Mac OS
17 33 (1.03%) Mac OS X
17 33 (1.03%) VMS
18 22 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (25.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 616 (19.15%) ITIL
3 413 (12.84%) DevOps
4 389 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
5 283 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
6 249 (7.74%) Migration
7 234 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 206 (6.41%) Project Delivery
9 188 (5.85%) Infrastructure as Code
10 169 (5.25%) Service Management
11 152 (4.73%) Project Management
12 145 (4.51%) Configuration Management
13 137 (4.26%) Service Delivery
14 130 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 129 (4.01%) Change Management
16 120 (3.73%) Server Management
17 117 (3.64%) Scrum
18 115 (3.58%) Mentoring
19 105 (3.26%) Cybersecurity
20 100 (3.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 811 (25.22%) PowerShell
2 548 (17.04%) SQL
3 167 (5.19%) Python
4 166 (5.16%) C#
5 130 (4.04%) Bash Shell
6 89 (2.77%) JavaScript
7 58 (1.80%) T-SQL
8 40 (1.24%) PHP
9 31 (0.96%) Java
10 30 (0.93%) Perl
11 29 (0.90%) VB
12 24 (0.75%) C
13 23 (0.72%) Ruby
13 23 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 21 (0.65%) VBScript
15 14 (0.44%) TypeScript
16 13 (0.40%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.28%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.16%) XPath
19 4 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 272 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
3 170 (5.29%) Degree
4 150 (4.66%) MCSE
5 140 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 136 (4.23%) CCNA
7 127 (3.95%) MCSA
8 105 (3.26%) SC Cleared
9 77 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
10 64 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 56 (1.74%) MCP
12 55 (1.71%) CCNP
13 36 (1.12%) MCITP
14 27 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
15 26 (0.81%) CISSP
16 24 (0.75%) AWS Certification
16 24 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
17 20 (0.62%) CISM
18 19 (0.59%) DBS Check
19 17 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (6.81%) SLA
2 70 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (1.77%) GDPR
4 42 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 40 (1.24%) QA
6 27 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 27 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.44%) WAI
8 11 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (0.31%) PMO
10 9 (0.28%) GRC
11 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.25%) NIST
12 6 (0.19%) BS25999
12 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.16%) NCSC
14 4 (0.12%) ITGC
14 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.031%) DICOM
15 1 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 1,970 (61.26%) Active Directory
2 1,025 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 640 (19.90%) Hyper-V
4 246 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
5 187 (5.81%) vSphere
6 164 (5.10%) Docker
7 137 (4.26%) XenApp
8 126 (3.92%) XenDesktop
9 80 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
10 74 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
11 51 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
12 50 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 27 (0.84%) BitLocker
13 27 (0.84%) NFS
13 27 (0.84%) VMware NSX
14 24 (0.75%) Xen
15 19 (0.59%) VMware Server
16 14 (0.44%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 394 (12.25%) SCCM
2 238 (7.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 215 (6.69%) Ansible
4 175 (5.44%) Terraform
5 156 (4.85%) Puppet
6 104 (3.23%) SCOM
7 95 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
8 85 (2.64%) Kubernetes
9 75 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
10 63 (1.96%) WSUS
11 60 (1.87%) vCenter Server
12 57 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
13 47 (1.46%) SCVMM
14 42 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
15 41 (1.27%) Backup Exec
16 39 (1.21%) Nagios
17 35 (1.09%) Rancher
18 31 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 27 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
19 27 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,764 (54.85%) Microsoft
2 1,566 (48.69%) VMware
3 543 (16.88%) Cisco
4 495 (15.39%) Citrix
5 248 (7.71%) Veeam
6 177 (5.50%) Dell
7 174 (5.41%) HP
8 147 (4.57%) Oracle
9 127 (3.95%) Meraki
10 122 (3.79%) EMC
11 119 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 119 (3.70%) Sophos
12 114 (3.54%) NetApp
13 96 (2.99%) Google
14 90 (2.80%) SolarWinds
15 76 (2.36%) ServiceNow
16 71 (2.21%) IBM
17 66 (2.05%) Apple
18 65 (2.02%) SonicWALL
19 49 (1.52%) Avaya