Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 55 49
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 7,412 8,629 9,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.87% 5.09% 5.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.05% 20.58% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 6,351 7,512 8,513
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% -1.30%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -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 35,215 41,933 44,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.13% 24.74% 24.83%
Number of salaries quoted 28,660 34,001 38,023
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,263 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +5 2,931 £48,500 -3.00% 322
South East -6 1,594 £37,500 +7.14% 202
North of England +3 1,127 £35,000 +14.75% 220
Midlands +11 724 £37,500 +7.14% 133
East of England +12 606 £37,500 +7.14% 96
North West 0 558 £35,000 +16.67% 105
Yorkshire -8 478 £35,000 +9.38% 99
West Midlands +10 462 £37,500 +7.14% 84
South West -14 442 £34,000 -3.12% 105
East Midlands +17 266 £37,500 +7.14% 48
North East +3 91 £35,000 - 16
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 7,362 (99.33%) Windows
2 4,561 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 4,005 (54.03%) Microsoft
4 3,333 (44.97%) VMware
5 2,575 (34.74%) Office 365
6 2,233 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1,977 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,965 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 1,919 (25.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,770 (23.88%) SQL Server
11 1,689 (22.79%) MS Exchange
12 1,671 (22.54%) Firewall
13 1,667 (22.49%) DNS
14 1,607 (21.68%) SQL
14 1,607 (21.68%) ITIL
15 1,585 (21.38%) PowerShell
16 1,577 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,503 (20.28%) Linux
18 1,492 (20.13%) Hyper-V
19 1,381 (18.63%) Windows 10
20 1,347 (18.17%) DHCP
21 1,322 (17.84%) Citrix
22 1,221 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
23 1,206 (16.27%) Cisco
24 1,189 (16.04%) Finance
25 1,135 (15.31%) Windows 7
26 1,129 (15.23%) SCCM
27 1,045 (14.10%) TCP/IP
28 974 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
29 942 (12.71%) SAN

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 1,689 (22.79%) MS Exchange
2 705 (9.51%) IIS
3 684 (9.23%) SharePoint
4 556 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 456 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 344 (4.64%) Skype for Business
7 178 (2.40%) Apache
8 128 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 119 (1.61%) Tomcat
10 117 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 110 (1.48%) Confluence
12 80 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
13 56 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 51 (0.69%) nginx
15 50 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 49 (0.66%) CMS
17 46 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
18 45 (0.61%) OpenStack
19 39 (0.53%) WebSphere
20 36 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,221 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
2 147 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 11 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.067%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.054%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.027%) Windchill
13 1 (0.013%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.013%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.013%) Maya
13 1 (0.013%) NUKE
13 1 (0.013%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 82 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.20%) Relativity
5 13 (0.18%) Concordance
6 9 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
7 8 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.081%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.081%) Sage 200
9 5 (0.067%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.054%) C-CURE
10 4 (0.054%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.054%) Documaker
10 4 (0.054%) TRIRIGA
10 4 (0.054%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,575 (34.74%) Office 365
2 1,919 (25.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 931 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
4 239 (3.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 228 (3.08%) IaaS
6 189 (2.55%) SaaS
7 150 (2.02%) PaaS
8 117 (1.58%) Mimecast
9 109 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
10 97 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 70 (0.94%) G Suite
12 66 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
13 56 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 52 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
15 51 (0.69%) OneDrive
16 39 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 35 (0.47%) GitHub
18 33 (0.45%) Amazon S3
19 29 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 20 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,671 (22.54%) Firewall
2 1,667 (22.49%) DNS
3 1,347 (18.17%) DHCP
4 1,045 (14.10%) TCP/IP
5 942 (12.71%) SAN
6 900 (12.14%) LAN
7 880 (11.87%) WAN
8 620 (8.36%) VPN
9 414 (5.59%) VLAN
10 379 (5.11%) VoIP
11 309 (4.17%) Skype
12 301 (4.06%) Network Security
13 271 (3.66%) Internet
14 244 (3.29%) Wireless
15 197 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
16 196 (2.64%) NAS
17 190 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
18 147 (1.98%) iSCSI
19 135 (1.82%) SSL
20 129 (1.74%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,770 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 283 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 196 (2.64%) MySQL
4 189 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 171 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 129 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 121 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 116 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 107 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 97 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
11 96 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 81 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
13 78 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 70 (0.94%) NoSQL
15 65 (0.88%) RDBMS
16 64 (0.86%) MongoDB
17 56 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
18 49 (0.66%) Big Data
19 47 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
19 47 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 239 (3.22%) Git (software)
2 186 (2.51%) JIRA
3 164 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 120 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 117 (1.58%) Visual Studio
6 99 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 78 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 69 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 58 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
10 56 (0.76%) Bitbucket
10 56 (0.76%) Subversion
11 55 (0.74%) WinDbg
12 49 (0.66%) Vagrant
13 31 (0.42%) MSBuild
14 30 (0.40%) MSI
15 25 (0.34%) Maven
16 20 (0.27%) Hudson
17 19 (0.26%) Selenium
17 19 (0.26%) Travis CI
18 15 (0.20%) GoCD
General
1 1,189 (16.04%) Finance
2 311 (4.20%) Banking
3 248 (3.35%) Retail
4 228 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 215 (2.90%) Law
6 213 (2.87%) Legal
7 111 (1.50%) Marketing
8 99 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 95 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 79 (1.07%) Back Office
11 52 (0.70%) Advertising
12 46 (0.62%) Games
13 36 (0.49%) Electronics
13 36 (0.49%) French Language
14 34 (0.46%) German Language
15 32 (0.43%) Front Office
16 31 (0.42%) Automotive
17 29 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 23 (0.31%) Spanish Language
19 19 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,311 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,266 (17.08%) Support Engineer
3 1,208 (16.30%) Analyst
4 823 (11.10%) IT Support
5 647 (8.73%) Support Analyst
6 607 (8.19%) IT Engineer
7 519 (7.00%) Administrator
8 489 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 458 (6.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 406 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
11 372 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
12 366 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
13 363 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
14 350 (4.72%) IT Analyst
15 315 (4.25%) Desktop Support
16 307 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 305 (4.11%) Infrastructure Support
18 293 (3.95%) Server Engineer
19 285 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
20 274 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (5.75%) .NET
2 344 (4.64%) Web Services
3 224 (3.02%) HTML
4 143 (1.93%) CSS
5 128 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 120 (1.62%) Middleware
7 101 (1.36%) XML
8 95 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 87 (1.17%) jQuery
10 85 (1.15%) AngularJS
11 65 (0.88%) LDAP
12 63 (0.85%) JSON
13 55 (0.74%) SOAP
14 54 (0.73%) REST
15 48 (0.65%) LAMP
16 47 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 47 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 46 (0.62%) HTML5
17 46 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
18 44 (0.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 632 (8.53%) Data Centre
2 534 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 284 (3.83%) Clustering
4 283 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 233 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 198 (2.67%) Driving Licence
7 188 (2.54%) PKI
8 178 (2.40%) Replication
9 158 (2.13%) Computer Science
10 138 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 116 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 110 (1.48%) Blackberry
13 106 (1.43%) Fat Client
13 106 (1.43%) Thin Client
14 98 (1.32%) Hedge funds
15 92 (1.24%) Fintech
16 90 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
17 84 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
18 81 (1.09%) User Experience
19 72 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7,362 (99.33%) Windows
2 2,233 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,965 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,503 (20.28%) Linux
5 1,381 (18.63%) Windows 10
6 1,135 (15.31%) Windows 7
7 424 (5.72%) Windows 8
8 373 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 342 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 266 (3.59%) Unix
11 197 (2.66%) CentOS
12 196 (2.64%) Android
13 173 (2.33%) Mac OS X
14 170 (2.29%) Apple iOS
15 138 (1.86%) Ubuntu
16 114 (1.54%) Windows XP
17 102 (1.38%) Mac OS
18 65 (0.88%) Solaris
19 63 (0.85%) AIX
20 32 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,607 (21.68%) ITIL
2 1,577 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 974 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
4 656 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
5 562 (7.58%) DevOps
6 491 (6.62%) Migration
7 483 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 419 (5.65%) Service Management
9 405 (5.46%) Project Management
10 369 (4.98%) Problem Management
11 341 (4.60%) Incident Management
12 317 (4.28%) Service Delivery
13 291 (3.93%) Root Cause Analysis
14 273 (3.68%) Mentoring
15 271 (3.66%) Change Management
16 256 (3.45%) Configuration Management
17 243 (3.28%) High Availability
18 233 (3.14%) Cybersecurity
19 218 (2.94%) Information Security
20 212 (2.86%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1,607 (21.68%) SQL
2 1,585 (21.38%) PowerShell
3 337 (4.55%) Python
4 305 (4.11%) C#
5 276 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 250 (3.37%) Java
7 223 (3.01%) Bash Shell
8 179 (2.42%) T-SQL
9 140 (1.89%) VBScript
10 139 (1.88%) Perl
11 109 (1.47%) PHP
12 93 (1.25%) Ruby
13 81 (1.09%) C
14 79 (1.07%) VB
15 77 (1.04%) C++
16 68 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 57 (0.77%) VBA
18 44 (0.59%) PL/SQL
19 31 (0.42%) Korn
20 25 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 941 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 635 (8.57%) MCSE
3 591 (7.97%) Degree
4 447 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
5 375 (5.06%) CCNA
6 366 (4.94%) MCSA
7 331 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 313 (4.22%) Security Cleared
9 247 (3.33%) MCP
10 175 (2.36%) CCNP
11 174 (2.35%) SC Cleared
12 138 (1.86%) MCITP
13 135 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
14 109 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
15 86 (1.16%) CISSP
16 77 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
17 71 (0.96%) CEH
18 64 (0.86%) DV Cleared
19 61 (0.82%) GIAC
20 53 (0.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 446 (6.02%) SLA
2 229 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 120 (1.62%) GDPR
4 82 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 66 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 58 (0.78%) QA
7 52 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 37 (0.50%) PMO
9 30 (0.40%) Data Quality
10 21 (0.28%) HIPAA
11 20 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 19 (0.26%) HL7
13 16 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 15 (0.20%) WAI
15 11 (0.15%) COBIT
16 8 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 8 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 6 (0.081%) ISO 14001
18 5 (0.067%) ISO 22301
19 4 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4,561 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 1,977 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,492 (20.13%) Hyper-V
4 533 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
5 493 (6.65%) XenApp
6 486 (6.56%) vSphere
7 323 (4.36%) XenDesktop
8 197 (2.66%) Docker
9 171 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
10 148 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
11 114 (1.54%) Terminal Services
12 102 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 92 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
14 87 (1.17%) XenServer
15 69 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 67 (0.90%) BitLocker
17 52 (0.70%) Firmware
17 52 (0.70%) VirtualBox
17 52 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
18 29 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,129 (15.23%) SCCM
2 424 (5.72%) SCOM
3 262 (3.53%) Puppet
4 254 (3.43%) WSUS
5 237 (3.20%) Ansible
6 234 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
7 184 (2.48%) vCenter Server
8 164 (2.21%) Backup Exec
9 117 (1.58%) Terraform
10 97 (1.31%) Kubernetes
11 96 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 91 (1.23%) vRealize
13 89 (1.20%) Nagios
14 80 (1.08%) SCVMM
15 77 (1.04%) SCOrch
16 71 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
17 66 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
18 61 (0.82%) AirWatch
19 59 (0.80%) NetBackup
20 58 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4,005 (54.03%) Microsoft
2 3,333 (44.97%) VMware
3 1,322 (17.84%) Citrix
4 1,206 (16.27%) Cisco
5 534 (7.20%) HP
6 408 (5.50%) Oracle
7 391 (5.28%) Veeam
8 323 (4.36%) Red Hat
9 293 (3.95%) NetApp
10 283 (3.82%) Dell
11 259 (3.49%) Apple
12 197 (2.66%) SolarWinds
13 184 (2.48%) Google
13 184 (2.48%) Symantec
14 181 (2.44%) EMC
15 175 (2.36%) ServiceNow
16 158 (2.13%) McAfee
17 152 (2.05%) Sophos
18 139 (1.88%) Avaya
19 129 (1.74%) Splunk