Period
to 25 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > London
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 83 73
Rank change year-on-year -69 -10 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 1,054 1,095 2,296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.35% 3.72% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.35% 19.37% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 935 959 2,059
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,950 £26,975
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,000 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 7,346 5,653 12,409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 16.40% 19.23% 21.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5,147 4,693 10,406
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £92,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in London.

Salary trend for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the London region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Central London -18 216 £55,000 - 51
West London -34 59 £50,000 -13.04% 15
South London -31 40 £41,500 -20.95% 14
East London 0 21 £42,500 -11.46% 16
North London +17 5 £30,063 -17.07%
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 London region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 1,052 (99.81%) Windows
2 662 (62.81%) Active Directory
3 575 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 571 (54.17%) Azure
5 529 (50.19%) Microsoft 365
6 436 (41.37%) VMware
7 326 (30.93%) PowerShell
8 294 (27.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 274 (26.00%) DNS
10 272 (25.81%) Social Skills
11 247 (23.43%) Firewall
12 235 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 229 (21.73%) Finance
14 227 (21.54%) Linux
15 213 (20.21%) Windows 10
16 202 (19.17%) Azure Active Directory
17 201 (19.07%) SQL Server
18 194 (18.41%) DHCP
19 190 (18.03%) ITIL
20 189 (17.93%) Citrix
21 184 (17.46%) Hyper-V
22 170 (16.13%) MS Exchange
23 167 (15.84%) AWS
24 153 (14.52%) Cisco
25 145 (13.76%) SharePoint
26 143 (13.57%) TCP/IP
27 136 (12.90%) SQL
28 129 (12.24%) DevOps
29 125 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
30 123 (11.67%) Migration

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 170 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 145 (13.76%) SharePoint
3 74 (7.02%) IIS
4 55 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (2.18%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.42%) Apache
8 11 (1.04%) Confluence
9 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.57%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.095%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.095%) JBoss
13 1 (0.095%) LiveCycle
13 1 (0.095%) nginx
13 1 (0.095%) Site Server
13 1 (0.095%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 104 (9.87%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.76%) AutoCAD
3 8 (0.76%) Revit
4 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Relativity
2 4 (0.38%) AlphaBridge
2 4 (0.38%) Alphatax
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Farmplan
2 4 (0.38%) KEYPrime
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.28%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.28%) Magento
3 3 (0.28%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (0.28%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.095%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.095%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.095%) Salerio
5 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 571 (54.17%) Azure
2 529 (50.19%) Microsoft 365
3 202 (19.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 167 (15.84%) AWS
5 115 (10.91%) IaaS
6 74 (7.02%) SaaS
7 62 (5.88%) PaaS
8 51 (4.84%) OneDrive
9 47 (4.46%) Mimecast
10 35 (3.32%) GCP
10 35 (3.32%) Power Platform
11 33 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
12 30 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (2.75%) Serverless
14 28 (2.66%) Azure Storage
15 26 (2.47%) Amazon S3
16 25 (2.37%) GitHub
16 25 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 20 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
17 20 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 274 (26.00%) DNS
2 247 (23.43%) Firewall
3 194 (18.41%) DHCP
4 143 (13.57%) TCP/IP
5 115 (10.91%) VPN
6 111 (10.53%) SAN
7 107 (10.15%) LAN
8 106 (10.06%) WAN
9 58 (5.50%) VoIP
10 37 (3.51%) VLAN
11 34 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (3.23%) Wireless
12 32 (3.04%) NetScaler
13 24 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (2.18%) SSL
15 20 (1.90%) MPLS
16 19 (1.80%) Internet
17 18 (1.71%) HTTP
18 17 (1.61%) NAS
18 17 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.18%) MySQL
2 23 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (1.90%) Power BI
5 19 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.47%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (4.36%) JIRA
2 26 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.37%) TeamCity
4 18 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (0.85%) GitLab
7 8 (0.76%) Artifactory
8 7 (0.66%) Selenium
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.38%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.28%) WinDbg
11 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.19%) JUnit
11 2 (0.19%) Maven
12 1 (0.095%) MSI
12 1 (0.095%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 272 (25.81%) Social Skills
2 229 (21.73%) Finance
3 64 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.07%) Law
4 48 (4.55%) Banking
5 42 (3.98%) Legal
6 29 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.37%) Documentation Skills
8 23 (2.18%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
10 16 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 15 (1.42%) Front Office
11 15 (1.42%) Marketing
11 15 (1.42%) Retail
12 11 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.95%) Public Sector
14 8 (0.76%) Advertising
15 7 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 168 (15.94%) Analyst
2 158 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 154 (14.61%) Support Engineer
4 89 (8.44%) Support Analyst
5 86 (8.16%) Azure Engineer
6 82 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 81 (7.69%) IT Support
8 72 (6.83%) IT Engineer
9 66 (6.26%) Windows Engineer
10 61 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 58 (5.50%) Administrator
12 57 (5.41%) IT Analyst
13 53 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
14 46 (4.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 44 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 44 (4.17%) IT Manager
15 44 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 44 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
16 43 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
16 43 (4.08%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.65%) .NET
2 30 (2.85%) Web Services
3 20 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
3 20 (1.90%) HTML
3 20 (1.90%) SAML
4 18 (1.71%) OpenID
5 17 (1.61%) OAuth
6 12 (1.14%) XML
7 11 (1.04%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.04%) JSON
7 11 (1.04%) OAuth2
8 10 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.95%) COM
8 10 (0.95%) CSS
8 10 (0.95%) LAMP
8 10 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
9 8 (0.76%) Middleware
9 8 (0.76%) REST
10 6 (0.57%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.57%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.11%) Data Centre
2 61 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 45 (4.27%) Public Cloud
4 35 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.66%) Clustering
6 22 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (1.71%) PKI
9 16 (1.52%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.42%) Replication
11 13 (1.23%) Reinsurance
12 11 (1.04%) iPhone
13 10 (0.95%) Eurex
13 10 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.85%) EMC VNX
14 9 (0.85%) iPad
15 7 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.57%) Driving Licence
17 5 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,052 (99.81%) Windows
2 227 (21.54%) Linux
3 213 (20.21%) Windows 10
4 125 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (10.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 93 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (8.54%) Windows Server 2019
8 76 (7.21%) Windows 7
9 58 (5.50%) Unix
10 42 (3.98%) CentOS
11 38 (3.61%) Android
12 31 (2.94%) Apple iOS
13 26 (2.47%) Mac OS
14 24 (2.28%) Ubuntu
15 21 (1.99%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (1.14%) Solaris
18 11 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
19 10 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 190 (18.03%) ITIL
3 129 (12.24%) DevOps
4 123 (11.67%) Migration
5 109 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 106 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
7 85 (8.06%) Service Delivery
8 82 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (7.21%) Project Delivery
10 62 (5.88%) ITSM
11 54 (5.12%) Service Management
12 47 (4.46%) Change Management
13 46 (4.36%) Presales
14 45 (4.27%) Infrastructure as Code
15 44 (4.17%) Patch Management
16 42 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (3.89%) Cybersecurity
18 39 (3.70%) Information Security
18 39 (3.70%) Project Management
18 39 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 326 (30.93%) PowerShell
2 136 (12.90%) SQL
3 81 (7.69%) Python
4 57 (5.41%) C#
5 42 (3.98%) Bash Shell
6 31 (2.94%) Perl
7 22 (2.09%) VB.NET
8 17 (1.61%) PHP
9 14 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.23%) Java
10 13 (1.23%) Ruby
11 12 (1.14%) VBScript
12 10 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.76%) VB
14 7 (0.66%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.47%) C
16 4 (0.38%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.38%) VBA
17 2 (0.19%) XPath
18 1 (0.095%) C++
Qualifications
1 84 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (5.41%) Degree
4 49 (4.65%) CCNA
5 41 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
6 40 (3.80%) MCSA
7 33 (3.13%) MCSE
8 25 (2.37%) Security Cleared
9 20 (1.90%) MCP
9 20 (1.90%) SC Cleared
10 19 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.04%) CISM
11 11 (1.04%) CISSP
11 11 (1.04%) MCITP
12 10 (0.95%) CCNP
13 9 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.57%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.57%) CISA
14 6 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (0.57%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.64%) SLA
2 26 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.90%) QA
4 15 (1.42%) ITGC
4 15 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (1.33%) GDPR
6 12 (1.14%) PCI DSS
7 11 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.76%) GRC
9 5 (0.47%) PMO
10 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.095%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.095%) BS25999
12 1 (0.095%) COBIT
12 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 662 (62.81%) Active Directory
2 294 (27.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 76 (7.21%) vSphere
5 45 (4.27%) XenApp
6 44 (4.17%) Docker
7 41 (3.89%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (3.89%) XenDesktop
8 29 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (1.42%) BitLocker
12 12 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.04%) VMware NSX
13 11 (1.04%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.66%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.38%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.38%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 101 (9.58%) SCCM
2 92 (8.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 60 (5.69%) Terraform
4 54 (5.12%) Ansible
5 47 (4.46%) Single Sign-On
6 46 (4.36%) SCOM
7 37 (3.51%) Kubernetes
8 27 (2.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 23 (2.18%) Puppet
10 21 (1.99%) Backup Exec
10 21 (1.99%) Nagios
11 20 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (1.61%) AirWatch
12 17 (1.61%) Jamf Pro
13 10 (0.95%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.85%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.76%) Rancher
16 7 (0.66%) Grafana
16 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 575 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 436 (41.37%) VMware
3 189 (17.93%) Citrix
4 153 (14.52%) Cisco
5 75 (7.12%) HP
6 59 (5.60%) Oracle
7 54 (5.12%) Dell
8 50 (4.74%) NetApp
9 48 (4.55%) SonicWALL
9 48 (4.55%) Veeam
10 47 (4.46%) Meraki
11 43 (4.08%) Apple
12 38 (3.61%) ServiceNow
13 34 (3.23%) Red Hat
13 34 (3.23%) SolarWinds
14 33 (3.13%) Google
14 33 (3.13%) Palo Alto
15 31 (2.94%) EMC
16 28 (2.66%) Splunk
17 26 (2.47%) Sophos