Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 52 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 3,403 6,904 8,101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.74% 5.07% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.25% 22.06% 20.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,979 6,254 7,132
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
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 15,296 31,293 38,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.31% 23.00% 23.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12,543 24,968 31,504
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 -13 1,230 £55,000 +10.00% 77
South East -9 686 £40,000 +4.44% 67
North of England +1 567 £40,500 +12.50% 91
Midlands +2 354 £39,500 +9.72% 32
South West -6 291 £35,000 -9.09% 64
East of England +7 264 £40,000 +6.67% 15
North West -6 262 £43,875 +20.21% 48
Yorkshire +13 240 £40,500 +13.12% 34
West Midlands +2 237 £40,000 +6.67% 21
East Midlands -5 115 £37,500 +7.14% 11
North East +6 65 £33,000 -8.33% 9
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 3,396 (99.79%) Windows
2 2,077 (61.03%) Active Directory
3 1,892 (55.60%) Microsoft
4 1,652 (48.55%) VMware
5 1,529 (44.93%) Office 365
6 1,447 (42.52%) Azure
7 1,086 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 916 (26.92%) PowerShell
9 871 (25.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 858 (25.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 812 (23.86%) Hyper-V
12 798 (23.45%) Firewall
13 761 (22.36%) SQL Server
14 752 (22.10%) Windows Server 2016
15 700 (20.57%) DNS
16 694 (20.39%) SQL
17 647 (19.01%) Linux
18 644 (18.92%) Windows 10
19 634 (18.63%) Cisco
20 631 (18.54%) ITIL
21 602 (17.69%) MS Exchange
22 595 (17.48%) Citrix
23 568 (16.69%) DHCP
24 564 (16.57%) AWS
25 543 (15.96%) Finance
26 502 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
27 460 (13.52%) SCCM
28 429 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
28 429 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
29 416 (12.22%) TCP/IP

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
1 602 (17.69%) MS Exchange
2 384 (11.28%) SharePoint
3 307 (9.02%) IIS
4 230 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 220 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 106 (3.11%) Skype for Business
7 50 (1.47%) Apache
8 37 (1.09%) Confluence
9 27 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 24 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 23 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (0.62%) CMS
14 20 (0.59%) WebSphere
15 18 (0.53%) nginx
16 17 (0.50%) IBM Transformation Extender
17 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
18 9 (0.26%) EPiServer
18 9 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
18 9 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 429 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.088%) FileZilla
7 2 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.029%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.53%) Salerio
3 11 (0.32%) Elite 3E
4 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
5 7 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.12%) FastStats
7 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.12%) Unica
8 3 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.088%) Eikon
8 3 (0.088%) Exchequer
8 3 (0.088%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.088%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
8 3 (0.088%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.059%) Relativity
9 2 (0.059%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.059%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.059%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,529 (44.93%) Office 365
2 1,447 (42.52%) Azure
3 564 (16.57%) AWS
4 235 (6.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 174 (5.11%) IaaS
6 151 (4.44%) SaaS
7 148 (4.35%) PaaS
8 79 (2.32%) Mimecast
9 71 (2.09%) OneDrive
10 69 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
11 65 (1.91%) Power Platform
12 64 (1.88%) GCP
13 34 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
14 33 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
15 30 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
16 28 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 27 (0.79%) Amazon S3
17 27 (0.79%) G Suite
18 26 (0.76%) GitHub
19 22 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 798 (23.45%) Firewall
2 700 (20.57%) DNS
3 568 (16.69%) DHCP
4 416 (12.22%) TCP/IP
5 368 (10.81%) LAN
6 349 (10.26%) WAN
7 322 (9.46%) VPN
8 305 (8.96%) SAN
9 204 (5.99%) VoIP
10 150 (4.41%) VLAN
11 149 (4.38%) Wireless
12 132 (3.88%) Internet
13 131 (3.85%) Skype
14 124 (3.64%) Network Security
15 122 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
16 88 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
17 81 (2.38%) NetScaler
18 69 (2.03%) NAS
19 67 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
20 63 (1.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 761 (22.36%) SQL Server
2 98 (2.88%) MySQL
3 76 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 56 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
6 55 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (1.59%) Power BI
8 50 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 45 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 43 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 42 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (0.85%) Oracle Database
13 28 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
15 25 (0.73%) Data Lake
15 25 (0.73%) MongoDB
15 25 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (0.73%) RDBMS
16 19 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 100 (2.94%) JIRA
2 84 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 57 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 52 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 50 (1.47%) TeamCity
6 31 (0.91%) Bitbucket
7 25 (0.73%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.26%) WinDbg
11 8 (0.24%) Postman
11 8 (0.24%) Selenium
12 7 (0.21%) Fiddler
12 7 (0.21%) LINQPad
12 7 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.18%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.15%) GitLab
14 5 (0.15%) Metasploit
15 4 (0.12%) Mercurial
General
1 543 (15.96%) Finance
2 105 (3.09%) Law
3 97 (2.85%) Banking
4 82 (2.41%) Retail
5 67 (1.97%) Legal
6 59 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 58 (1.70%) Public Sector
8 49 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.26%) Local Government
10 38 (1.12%) Advertising
11 37 (1.09%) Back Office
12 29 (0.85%) Marketing
13 25 (0.73%) Games
14 19 (0.56%) Automotive
15 17 (0.50%) Front Office
16 15 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 15 (0.44%) Investment Banking
17 13 (0.38%) Military
18 9 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 8 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 656 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 489 (14.37%) Support Engineer
3 453 (13.31%) Analyst
4 417 (12.25%) IT Engineer
5 387 (11.37%) IT Support
6 273 (8.02%) Support Analyst
7 264 (7.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 198 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 191 (5.61%) IT Support Engineer
10 179 (5.26%) Administrator
11 173 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
12 160 (4.70%) Windows Engineer
13 155 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
14 151 (4.44%) Applications Support
15 146 (4.29%) Server Engineer
16 142 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 136 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
18 129 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 129 (3.79%) Consultant
19 117 (3.44%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (4.08%) .NET
2 69 (2.03%) Web Services
3 68 (2.00%) HTML
4 46 (1.35%) CSS
5 43 (1.26%) ASP.NET
6 34 (1.00%) XML
7 30 (0.88%) .NET Framework
8 28 (0.82%) LDAP
9 24 (0.71%) HTML5
10 23 (0.68%) Middleware
11 21 (0.62%) REST
12 20 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
12 20 (0.59%) JSON
13 18 (0.53%) .NET Core
13 18 (0.53%) jQuery
13 18 (0.53%) Regular Expression
14 16 (0.47%) AngularJS
14 16 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
14 16 (0.47%) LAMP
14 16 (0.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 312 (9.17%) Data Centre
2 166 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 153 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 149 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
5 107 (3.14%) Clustering
6 83 (2.44%) Driving Licence
7 77 (2.26%) Replication
8 76 (2.23%) Public Cloud
9 51 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 49 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
10 49 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 39 (1.15%) PKI
12 37 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
13 33 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (0.88%) Hedge funds
15 29 (0.85%) iPhone
16 25 (0.73%) CMDB
16 25 (0.73%) User Experience
17 24 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
17 24 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3,396 (99.79%) Windows
2 871 (25.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 752 (22.10%) Windows Server 2016
4 647 (19.01%) Linux
5 644 (18.92%) Windows 10
6 502 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 351 (10.31%) Windows 7
8 238 (6.99%) Windows Server 2019
9 133 (3.91%) Unix
10 125 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 96 (2.82%) Windows 8
12 76 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 72 (2.12%) CentOS
14 58 (1.70%) Android
15 52 (1.53%) Apple iOS
16 46 (1.35%) Ubuntu
17 41 (1.20%) Mac OS X
18 28 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
19 26 (0.76%) Mac OS
20 25 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 858 (25.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 631 (18.54%) ITIL
3 429 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
4 303 (8.90%) DevOps
5 233 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
6 220 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 205 (6.02%) Migration
8 196 (5.76%) Project Delivery
9 190 (5.58%) Project Management
10 166 (4.88%) Problem Management
10 166 (4.88%) Server Management
11 158 (4.64%) Mentoring
12 148 (4.35%) Incident Management
13 143 (4.20%) Change Management
14 142 (4.17%) Service Management
15 123 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
16 122 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
17 121 (3.56%) Information Security
17 121 (3.56%) Service Delivery
18 107 (3.14%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 916 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 694 (20.39%) SQL
3 165 (4.85%) Python
4 119 (3.50%) Bash Shell
5 118 (3.47%) C#
6 91 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 67 (1.97%) JavaScript
8 53 (1.56%) Java
9 49 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 44 (1.29%) VBScript
11 41 (1.20%) C
12 29 (0.85%) PHP
13 27 (0.79%) Perl
14 23 (0.68%) C++
15 22 (0.65%) VB
15 22 (0.65%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.32%) R
16 11 (0.32%) VBA
17 8 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 351 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 217 (6.38%) Degree
3 211 (6.20%) MCSE
4 180 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
5 173 (5.08%) Security Cleared
6 164 (4.82%) MCSA
7 148 (4.35%) CCNA
8 113 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 102 (3.00%) SC Cleared
10 99 (2.91%) MCP
11 82 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
12 65 (1.91%) DV Cleared
13 58 (1.70%) CCNP
14 54 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
15 44 (1.29%) MCITP
16 35 (1.03%) CISSP
17 29 (0.85%) DBS Check
18 23 (0.68%) RHCE
19 22 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
20 19 (0.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (8.29%) SLA
2 117 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (3.23%) GDPR
4 44 (1.29%) QA
5 31 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 25 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
8 24 (0.71%) BS25999
9 11 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.29%) NCSC
11 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.12%) COBIT
13 2 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.059%) PMO
14 1 (0.029%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.029%) NIST
System Software
1 2,077 (61.03%) Active Directory
2 1,086 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 812 (23.86%) Hyper-V
4 280 (8.23%) VMware ESXi
5 250 (7.35%) vSphere
6 230 (6.76%) XenApp
7 156 (4.58%) XenDesktop
8 107 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
9 87 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
10 78 (2.29%) Docker
11 48 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
12 47 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 37 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 37 (1.09%) NFS
14 33 (0.97%) BitLocker
15 32 (0.94%) Firmware
16 28 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (0.76%) VirtualBox
18 20 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
18 20 (0.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 460 (13.52%) SCCM
2 168 (4.94%) Ansible
3 162 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 145 (4.26%) WSUS
5 124 (3.64%) Puppet
6 121 (3.56%) SCOM
7 115 (3.38%) Terraform
8 88 (2.59%) vCenter Server
9 86 (2.53%) Backup Exec
10 74 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
11 68 (2.00%) Kubernetes
12 64 (1.88%) SCVMM
13 56 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
14 50 (1.47%) Nagios
15 43 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
16 37 (1.09%) NetBackup
17 26 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
18 24 (0.71%) vRealize
19 22 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
19 22 (0.65%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,892 (55.60%) Microsoft
2 1,652 (48.55%) VMware
3 634 (18.63%) Cisco
4 595 (17.48%) Citrix
5 293 (8.61%) HP
6 195 (5.73%) Veeam
7 172 (5.05%) Dell
8 146 (4.29%) Oracle
9 121 (3.56%) Red Hat
10 103 (3.03%) Sophos
11 89 (2.62%) NetApp
12 84 (2.47%) EMC
13 78 (2.29%) Symantec
14 77 (2.26%) Google
14 77 (2.26%) Meraki
15 76 (2.23%) IBM
16 73 (2.15%) Apple
17 57 (1.67%) Juniper
17 57 (1.67%) ServiceNow
18 55 (1.62%) SolarWinds