Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 48 54
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2,549 5,681 6,792
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.52% 4.86% 4.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.97% 21.53% 20.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,572 5,120 5,998
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,613 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% -

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 11,602 26,389 32,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.59% 22.58% 23.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,579 21,552 26,939
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -14 819 £53,563 +19.03% 114
North of England +2 493 £40,000 +6.67% 148
South East -8 478 £42,500 +13.33% 85
Midlands -4 310 £37,500 +7.14% 83
South West +4 282 £35,000 - 47
North West +4 218 £45,000 +20.00% 77
Yorkshire -7 204 £32,500 -15.58% 59
West Midlands -6 196 £37,500 +1.35% 42
East of England +9 158 £37,500 +4.17% 40
East Midlands +1 113 £37,500 +8.23% 39
North East +44 71 £44,000 +46.67% 12
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 2,542 (99.73%) Windows
2 1,542 (60.49%) Active Directory
3 1,353 (53.08%) Microsoft
4 1,258 (49.35%) VMware
5 1,214 (47.63%) Azure
6 1,207 (47.35%) Office 365
7 772 (30.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 622 (24.40%) PowerShell
9 620 (24.32%) Firewall
10 590 (23.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 560 (21.97%) Hyper-V
12 553 (21.69%) DNS
13 538 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 515 (20.20%) SQL Server
15 455 (17.85%) Windows Server 2016
16 449 (17.61%) Cisco
17 445 (17.46%) SQL
17 445 (17.46%) ITIL
18 443 (17.38%) AWS
19 435 (17.07%) Windows 10
20 408 (16.01%) DHCP
21 394 (15.46%) Linux
22 384 (15.06%) Citrix
23 383 (15.03%) MS Exchange
24 344 (13.50%) SCCM
25 333 (13.06%) DevOps
26 307 (12.04%) SAN
27 299 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
28 298 (11.69%) Finance
29 290 (11.38%) WAN

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
1 383 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 257 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 215 (8.43%) IIS
4 89 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 73 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (1.92%) CMS
6 49 (1.92%) Confluence
7 45 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 29 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 27 (1.06%) EPiServer
10 26 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 26 (1.02%) Umbraco
11 23 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.82%) Kentico
12 21 (0.82%) WordPress
13 19 (0.75%) Apache
14 13 (0.51%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.43%) Drupal
15 11 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 284 (11.14%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.75%) AutoCAD
3 19 (0.75%) Revit
4 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.55%) nopCommerce
3 12 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 11 (0.43%) Workfront
5 10 (0.39%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
9 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.078%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.078%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.078%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.078%) Tradar
10 1 (0.039%) BASE24
10 1 (0.039%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.039%) Relativity
10 1 (0.039%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.039%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,214 (47.63%) Azure
2 1,207 (47.35%) Office 365
3 443 (17.38%) AWS
4 264 (10.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 197 (7.73%) IaaS
6 148 (5.81%) SaaS
7 103 (4.04%) PaaS
8 65 (2.55%) OneDrive
9 57 (2.24%) Mimecast
10 43 (1.69%) Power Platform
11 36 (1.41%) GCP
12 34 (1.33%) GitHub
13 33 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (0.98%) Serverless
15 22 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
16 20 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
17 19 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (0.75%) Amazon S3
18 18 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 18 (0.71%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 620 (24.32%) Firewall
2 553 (21.69%) DNS
3 408 (16.01%) DHCP
4 307 (12.04%) SAN
5 290 (11.38%) WAN
6 281 (11.02%) TCP/IP
7 277 (10.87%) LAN
8 260 (10.20%) VPN
9 168 (6.59%) VLAN
10 155 (6.08%) VoIP
11 92 (3.61%) Wireless
12 81 (3.18%) NetScaler
13 76 (2.98%) Skype
14 69 (2.71%) Remote Desktop
15 66 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
16 64 (2.51%) Network Security
17 53 (2.08%) NAS
18 52 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (2.04%) Internet
19 44 (1.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 46 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
3 45 (1.77%) MySQL
4 33 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 26 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.75%) Power BI
11 15 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 14 (0.55%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (0.31%) Big Data
16 8 (0.31%) Cosmos DB
16 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 78 (3.06%) JIRA
2 74 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 52 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 50 (1.96%) Bitbucket
5 47 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 43 (1.69%) TeamCity
7 23 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (0.67%) Artifactory
9 14 (0.55%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.51%) GitLab
11 12 (0.47%) Maven
12 6 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.24%) JUnit
12 6 (0.24%) Subversion
13 5 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.16%) Metasploit
14 4 (0.16%) MSI
14 4 (0.16%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.16%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.12%) GoCD
General
1 298 (11.69%) Finance
2 61 (2.39%) Telecoms
3 50 (1.96%) Law
4 49 (1.92%) Public Sector
5 45 (1.77%) Banking
6 39 (1.53%) Retail
7 35 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.18%) Legal
8 30 (1.18%) Marketing
9 23 (0.90%) Games
9 23 (0.90%) Military
10 16 (0.63%) Local Government
11 15 (0.59%) Electronics
12 14 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.51%) Front Office
14 11 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.35%) Automotive
15 9 (0.35%) Digital Economy
16 8 (0.31%) Back Office
17 7 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 475 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 344 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 291 (11.42%) Analyst
4 288 (11.30%) IT Engineer
5 225 (8.83%) IT Support
6 196 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 152 (5.96%) Administrator
8 145 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 135 (5.30%) Azure Engineer
10 130 (5.10%) Support Analyst
10 130 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
11 117 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
12 110 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
13 106 (4.16%) Server Engineer
14 103 (4.04%) IT Support Engineer
15 99 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
16 98 (3.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 98 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
17 93 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 88 (3.45%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (5.61%) .NET
2 84 (3.30%) Web Services
3 65 (2.55%) CSS
4 63 (2.47%) HTML
5 51 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 37 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 33 (1.29%) XML
8 24 (0.94%) Entity Framework
9 22 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 18 (0.71%) .NET Core
10 18 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (0.59%) Sass
12 14 (0.55%) AngularJS
12 14 (0.55%) JSON
13 13 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
13 13 (0.51%) LDAP
13 13 (0.51%) Middleware
14 12 (0.47%) YAML
15 11 (0.43%) jQuery
15 11 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 176 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 137 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 94 (3.69%) Clustering
5 88 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 87 (3.41%) Driving Licence
7 72 (2.82%) Public Cloud
8 64 (2.51%) Replication
9 53 (2.08%) Private Cloud
10 46 (1.80%) User Experience
11 39 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
12 37 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
14 25 (0.98%) Smartphone
15 23 (0.90%) PKI
16 21 (0.82%) Mobile App
17 18 (0.71%) NHS
18 17 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
19 15 (0.59%) Life Science
19 15 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,542 (99.73%) Windows
2 538 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 455 (17.85%) Windows Server 2016
4 435 (17.07%) Windows 10
5 394 (15.46%) Linux
6 299 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 230 (9.02%) Windows Server 2019
8 211 (8.28%) Windows 7
9 65 (2.55%) Unix
10 60 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 58 (2.28%) Windows 8
12 47 (1.84%) Android
13 41 (1.61%) Ubuntu
14 38 (1.49%) CentOS
15 35 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 33 (1.29%) Mac OS
17 32 (1.26%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.59%) Apple iOS
18 15 (0.59%) VMS
19 14 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (23.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 445 (17.46%) ITIL
3 333 (13.06%) DevOps
4 271 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
5 190 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 181 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
7 158 (6.20%) Migration
8 145 (5.69%) Project Delivery
9 140 (5.49%) Service Management
10 117 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
11 112 (4.39%) Project Management
12 109 (4.28%) Information Security
13 108 (4.24%) Infrastructure as Code
13 108 (4.24%) Mentoring
14 106 (4.16%) Incident Management
14 106 (4.16%) Service Delivery
15 94 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
16 92 (3.61%) Server Management
17 85 (3.33%) Configuration Management
18 83 (3.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 622 (24.40%) PowerShell
2 445 (17.46%) SQL
3 127 (4.98%) C#
4 115 (4.51%) Python
5 99 (3.88%) T-SQL
6 81 (3.18%) Bash Shell
7 78 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 32 (1.26%) VB
9 30 (1.18%) Java
10 24 (0.94%) Perl
10 24 (0.94%) PHP
11 20 (0.78%) VBScript
12 11 (0.43%) Ruby
12 11 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.39%) C
14 7 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.27%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.24%) XPath
16 4 (0.16%) VBA
17 3 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 258 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
2 160 (6.28%) MCSE
3 143 (5.61%) Security Cleared
4 133 (5.22%) Degree
5 129 (5.06%) CCNA
6 115 (4.51%) MCSA
7 104 (4.08%) SC Cleared
8 75 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
9 61 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 60 (2.35%) CISSP
11 50 (1.96%) MCP
12 45 (1.77%) CISM
13 41 (1.61%) CCNP
14 40 (1.57%) MCITP
15 34 (1.33%) DV Cleared
16 25 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
17 21 (0.82%) AWS Certification
18 19 (0.75%) DBS Check
19 18 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (8.12%) SLA
2 98 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (2.82%) GDPR
4 32 (1.26%) NIST
5 28 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 20 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.55%) QA
7 14 (0.55%) WAI
8 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.24%) COBIT
9 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.16%) BS25999
11 4 (0.16%) PMO
12 1 (0.039%) DICOM
12 1 (0.039%) HL7
12 1 (0.039%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,542 (60.49%) Active Directory
2 772 (30.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 560 (21.97%) Hyper-V
4 154 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
5 149 (5.85%) vSphere
6 104 (4.08%) XenApp
7 98 (3.84%) Docker
8 85 (3.33%) XenDesktop
9 59 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
10 54 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 23 (0.90%) VMware Server
13 22 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
14 19 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 19 (0.75%) Xen
15 17 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
16 16 (0.63%) NFS
17 14 (0.55%) BitLocker
18 12 (0.47%) VMware NSX
19 11 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 344 (13.50%) SCCM
2 198 (7.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 147 (5.77%) Ansible
4 138 (5.41%) Terraform
5 93 (3.65%) Puppet
6 85 (3.33%) WSUS
7 84 (3.30%) SCOM
8 71 (2.79%) Kubernetes
9 61 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
10 46 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
11 41 (1.61%) Backup Exec
12 38 (1.49%) SCVMM
13 36 (1.41%) vCenter Server
14 31 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
15 26 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
15 26 (1.02%) Nagios
16 23 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 23 (0.90%) NetBackup
17 19 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
18 16 (0.63%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,353 (53.08%) Microsoft
2 1,258 (49.35%) VMware
3 449 (17.61%) Cisco
4 384 (15.06%) Citrix
5 195 (7.65%) Veeam
6 161 (6.32%) HP
7 132 (5.18%) NetApp
8 120 (4.71%) Dell
9 110 (4.32%) Oracle
10 109 (4.28%) Sophos
11 84 (3.30%) EMC
12 83 (3.26%) SolarWinds
13 80 (3.14%) Meraki
14 73 (2.86%) Red Hat
15 59 (2.31%) Apple
16 50 (1.96%) SonicWALL
17 48 (1.88%) Google
18 40 (1.57%) ServiceNow
19 38 (1.49%) IBM
20 37 (1.45%) CheckPoint