Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 52 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 6,765 8,403 8,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.83% 5.16% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.68% 21.06% 21.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5,744 7,404 7,820
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%

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 32,710 39,898 40,936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.35% 24.48% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 26,363 32,774 34,732
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,725
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,170
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.88% +1.54%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +8 2,672 £50,000 - 320
South East -12 1,390 £39,000 +4.00% 215
North of England +5 1,020 £35,000 +7.69% 209
Midlands +6 693 £38,500 +10.00% 139
East of England +15 607 £37,500 - 107
North West -2 463 £35,000 +12.90% 92
Yorkshire +2 450 £36,000 +10.77% 103
West Midlands +8 449 £40,000 +14.70% 79
South West -29 393 £35,000 -2.78% 107
East Midlands +7 244 £37,500 +7.14% 60
North East +4 107 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 6,727 (99.44%) Windows
2 4,166 (61.58%) Active Directory
3 3,716 (54.93%) Microsoft
4 3,006 (44.43%) VMware
5 2,371 (35.05%) Office 365
6 1,974 (29.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1,819 (26.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,774 (26.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,770 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 1,658 (24.51%) Firewall
11 1,623 (23.99%) SQL Server
12 1,545 (22.84%) ITIL
13 1,530 (22.62%) SQL
14 1,529 (22.60%) PowerShell
15 1,498 (22.14%) DNS
16 1,470 (21.73%) MS Exchange
17 1,398 (20.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,391 (20.56%) Hyper-V
19 1,387 (20.50%) Linux
20 1,282 (18.95%) Windows 10
21 1,204 (17.80%) DHCP
22 1,176 (17.38%) Cisco
23 1,123 (16.60%) Citrix
24 1,098 (16.23%) Finance
25 1,078 (15.93%) Microsoft Office
26 1,045 (15.45%) Windows 7
27 1,002 (14.81%) SCCM
28 915 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
29 895 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
30 881 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification

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 1,470 (21.73%) MS Exchange
2 701 (10.36%) IIS
3 634 (9.37%) SharePoint
4 406 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 316 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 301 (4.45%) Skype for Business
7 196 (2.90%) Apache
8 126 (1.86%) Tomcat
9 118 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 114 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 90 (1.33%) Confluence
12 58 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
13 47 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
14 46 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
15 42 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 42 (0.62%) nginx
15 42 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 41 (0.61%) WebLogic
17 36 (0.53%) CMS
17 36 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1,078 (15.93%) Microsoft Office
2 123 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 11 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.030%) Windchill
10 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.015%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.015%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 70 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
7 8 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
7 8 (0.12%) Front Arena
7 8 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 8 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.12%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.089%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.089%) Workfront
9 5 (0.074%) Orchard Housing
9 5 (0.074%) Relativity
9 5 (0.074%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,371 (35.05%) Office 365
2 1,819 (26.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 895 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
4 272 (4.02%) SaaS
5 264 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 214 (3.16%) IaaS
7 140 (2.07%) PaaS
8 128 (1.89%) Mimecast
9 112 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 92 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 58 (0.86%) G Suite
12 50 (0.74%) OneDrive
13 49 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
14 46 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
15 45 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
16 32 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 28 (0.41%) Amazon S3
18 26 (0.38%) GitHub
18 26 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 19 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,658 (24.51%) Firewall
2 1,498 (22.14%) DNS
3 1,204 (17.80%) DHCP
4 874 (12.92%) TCP/IP
5 846 (12.51%) LAN
6 815 (12.05%) WAN
7 802 (11.86%) SAN
8 556 (8.22%) VPN
9 438 (6.47%) VLAN
10 371 (5.48%) VoIP
11 264 (3.90%) Network Security
12 263 (3.89%) Internet
13 261 (3.86%) Skype
14 237 (3.50%) Wireless
15 178 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
16 173 (2.56%) NAS
17 167 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
18 150 (2.22%) iSCSI
19 126 (1.86%) SSL
20 119 (1.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,623 (23.99%) SQL Server
2 256 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 168 (2.48%) MySQL
4 140 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 136 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 129 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 124 (1.83%) Oracle Database
8 121 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
9 109 (1.61%) Relational Database
10 93 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 81 (1.20%) NoSQL
12 75 (1.11%) MongoDB
13 70 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
14 60 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 59 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
16 54 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
17 48 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
17 48 (0.71%) RDBMS
18 46 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
19 43 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 229 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 160 (2.37%) JIRA
3 139 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 124 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 99 (1.46%) Visual Studio
6 80 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 70 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 69 (1.02%) TeamCity
9 58 (0.86%) Subversion
9 58 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 45 (0.67%) Vagrant
10 45 (0.67%) WinDbg
11 36 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 36 (0.53%) MSBuild
12 33 (0.49%) Hudson
12 33 (0.49%) Maven
13 20 (0.30%) Travis CI
14 19 (0.28%) MSI
15 14 (0.21%) Redmine
15 14 (0.21%) Trac
General
1 1,098 (16.23%) Finance
2 305 (4.51%) Banking
3 210 (3.10%) Retail
4 203 (3.00%) Legal
5 200 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 168 (2.48%) Law
7 96 (1.42%) Marketing
8 89 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 80 (1.18%) Back Office
10 73 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 46 (0.68%) Electronics
12 43 (0.64%) Advertising
13 35 (0.52%) Games
14 28 (0.41%) Front Office
15 27 (0.40%) French Language
15 27 (0.40%) German Language
16 26 (0.38%) Spanish Language
17 21 (0.31%) Automotive
18 20 (0.30%) Billing
19 18 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,176 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,136 (16.79%) Analyst
3 1,110 (16.41%) Support Engineer
4 773 (11.43%) IT Support
5 609 (9.00%) Support Analyst
6 568 (8.40%) IT Engineer
7 467 (6.90%) Administrator
8 447 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 394 (5.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 376 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
11 366 (5.41%) IT Analyst
12 341 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
13 336 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
14 332 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
15 283 (4.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 268 (3.96%) Infrastructure Support
17 264 (3.90%) Server Engineer
18 259 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
19 253 (3.74%) IT Support Analyst
20 228 (3.37%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 405 (5.99%) .NET
2 303 (4.48%) Web Services
3 198 (2.93%) HTML
4 134 (1.98%) ASP.NET
4 134 (1.98%) CSS
5 115 (1.70%) Middleware
6 102 (1.51%) XML
7 96 (1.42%) .NET Framework
8 79 (1.17%) jQuery
9 74 (1.09%) SOAP
10 72 (1.06%) AngularJS
11 63 (0.93%) JSON
12 58 (0.86%) LDAP
13 55 (0.81%) WCF
14 53 (0.78%) LAMP
15 52 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 51 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 46 (0.68%) REST
18 45 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
19 41 (0.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 574 (8.48%) Data Centre
2 521 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
3 331 (4.89%) Clustering
4 254 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 224 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 185 (2.73%) PKI
7 162 (2.39%) Driving Licence
8 153 (2.26%) Replication
9 116 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 100 (1.48%) Fintech
11 97 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 97 (1.43%) Thin Client
12 96 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
13 90 (1.33%) Blackberry
13 90 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 80 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
15 76 (1.12%) Private Cloud
16 75 (1.11%) User Experience
17 74 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
18 68 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6,727 (99.44%) Windows
2 1,974 (29.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,770 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,387 (20.50%) Linux
5 1,282 (18.95%) Windows 10
6 1,045 (15.45%) Windows 7
7 422 (6.24%) Windows 8
8 344 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 328 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 267 (3.95%) Unix
11 223 (3.30%) CentOS
12 161 (2.38%) Android
13 148 (2.19%) Apple iOS
14 142 (2.10%) Mac OS X
15 129 (1.91%) Ubuntu
16 98 (1.45%) Windows XP
17 88 (1.30%) AIX
18 63 (0.93%) Mac OS
19 57 (0.84%) Solaris
20 36 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,545 (22.84%) ITIL
2 1,398 (20.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 915 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
4 640 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
5 546 (8.07%) DevOps
6 446 (6.59%) Migration
7 442 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 386 (5.71%) Service Management
9 357 (5.28%) Project Management
10 348 (5.14%) Service Delivery
11 323 (4.77%) Problem Management
12 311 (4.60%) Incident Management
13 304 (4.49%) Change Management
14 300 (4.43%) Mentoring
15 262 (3.87%) Configuration Management
16 259 (3.83%) High Availability
17 239 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
18 231 (3.41%) Presales
19 225 (3.33%) ITIL V3
20 223 (3.30%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1,530 (22.62%) SQL
2 1,529 (22.60%) PowerShell
3 310 (4.58%) Python
4 295 (4.36%) C#
5 257 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 234 (3.46%) Java
7 210 (3.10%) Bash Shell
8 172 (2.54%) T-SQL
9 147 (2.17%) VBScript
10 126 (1.86%) Perl
11 104 (1.54%) PHP
12 95 (1.40%) C
13 90 (1.33%) VB
14 78 (1.15%) Ruby
15 73 (1.08%) C++
16 67 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 48 (0.71%) VBA
18 36 (0.53%) Korn
19 33 (0.49%) VB.NET
20 27 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 881 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 577 (8.53%) MCSE
3 535 (7.91%) Degree
4 442 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
5 372 (5.50%) CCNA
6 354 (5.23%) MCSA
7 297 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 268 (3.96%) Security Cleared
9 249 (3.68%) MCP
10 180 (2.66%) CCNP
11 156 (2.31%) SC Cleared
12 146 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
13 109 (1.61%) MCITP
14 106 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 65 (0.96%) CISSP
15 65 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
16 58 (0.86%) CEH
17 51 (0.75%) DV Cleared
18 47 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
19 42 (0.62%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 463 (6.84%) SLA
2 215 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 145 (2.14%) GDPR
4 106 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 76 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 55 (0.81%) QA
7 47 (0.69%) PMO
8 40 (0.59%) HIPAA
9 29 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 24 (0.35%) Data Quality
11 19 (0.28%) ISO 9001
12 18 (0.27%) HL7
13 15 (0.22%) WAI
14 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 10 (0.15%) COBIT
16 9 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 7 (0.10%) GAMP
18 7 (0.10%) MiFID
19 6 (0.089%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4,166 (61.58%) Active Directory
2 1,774 (26.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,391 (20.56%) Hyper-V
4 472 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
5 450 (6.65%) vSphere
6 391 (5.78%) XenApp
7 268 (3.96%) XenDesktop
8 193 (2.85%) Docker
9 171 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
10 135 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
11 97 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 80 (1.18%) Terminal Services
13 71 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
14 66 (0.98%) BitLocker
15 65 (0.96%) XenServer
16 62 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
17 54 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 48 (0.71%) VirtualBox
19 44 (0.65%) Firmware
20 43 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,002 (14.81%) SCCM
2 383 (5.66%) SCOM
3 278 (4.11%) Ansible
4 273 (4.04%) Puppet
5 256 (3.78%) WSUS
6 247 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
7 181 (2.68%) Backup Exec
8 179 (2.65%) vCenter Server
9 124 (1.83%) Terraform
10 105 (1.55%) Nagios
11 102 (1.51%) Kubernetes
12 98 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
13 87 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
14 84 (1.24%) SCOrch
15 79 (1.17%) SCVMM
16 72 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
17 62 (0.92%) vRealize
18 61 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
19 59 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
20 56 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3,716 (54.93%) Microsoft
2 3,006 (44.43%) VMware
3 1,176 (17.38%) Cisco
4 1,123 (16.60%) Citrix
5 549 (8.12%) HP
6 367 (5.42%) Oracle
7 362 (5.35%) Veeam
8 341 (5.04%) NetApp
9 319 (4.72%) Red Hat
10 269 (3.98%) Dell
11 223 (3.30%) Apple
12 192 (2.84%) EMC
13 179 (2.65%) Symantec
14 164 (2.42%) Google
15 157 (2.32%) ServiceNow
16 154 (2.28%) SolarWinds
17 152 (2.25%) Splunk
18 137 (2.03%) McAfee
19 131 (1.94%) IBM
20 120 (1.77%) Avaya