Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 79 64
Rank change year-on-year -14 -15 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 806 2,026 2,690
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.38% 3.98% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.62% 18.81% 18.89%
Number of salaries quoted 791 1,874 2,421
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
England 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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4,329 10,773 14,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.15% 21.16% 22.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,572 8,825 11,927
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
England 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 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 18 January 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 18 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
Central London -39 166 £57,500 +27.78% 35
West London +13 62 £50,000 +8.11% 20
South London -37 26 £46,250 +32.14% 5
East London +18 23 £47,500 +48.44% 6
North London -1 3 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 805 (99.88%) Windows
2 516 (64.02%) Active Directory
3 436 (54.09%) Azure
4 419 (51.99%) Microsoft
5 382 (47.39%) VMware
6 379 (47.02%) Office 365
7 259 (32.13%) PowerShell
8 200 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 183 (22.70%) Firewall
10 171 (21.22%) Finance
10 171 (21.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 163 (20.22%) Windows 10
12 158 (19.60%) SQL Server
13 156 (19.35%) DNS
14 152 (18.86%) AWS
14 152 (18.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 147 (18.24%) Citrix
16 138 (17.12%) Cisco
17 136 (16.87%) DHCP
18 135 (16.75%) Linux
19 127 (15.76%) Hyper-V
20 126 (15.63%) Windows Server 2016
21 125 (15.51%) SQL
22 124 (15.38%) SCCM
23 114 (14.14%) ITIL
24 104 (12.90%) MS Exchange
25 103 (12.78%) DevOps
26 102 (12.66%) SharePoint
27 95 (11.79%) Microsoft Intune
28 94 (11.66%) IaaS

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
1 104 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 102 (12.66%) SharePoint
3 72 (8.93%) IIS
4 20 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.36%) Skype for Business
6 17 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.74%) Confluence
8 11 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.87%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.37%) Apache
13 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.12%) JBoss
15 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 66 (8.19%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.36%) AutoCAD
2 19 (2.36%) Revit
3 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.25%) Tradar
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Relativity
3 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 436 (54.09%) Azure
2 379 (47.02%) Office 365
3 152 (18.86%) AWS
4 94 (11.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 94 (11.66%) IaaS
5 44 (5.46%) SaaS
6 43 (5.33%) PaaS
7 22 (2.73%) Power Platform
8 20 (2.48%) Mimecast
9 18 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 15 (1.86%) Serverless
11 14 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.74%) GCP
12 12 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.49%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.36%) AWS CodeDeploy
13 11 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.36%) OneDrive
14 10 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (1.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 183 (22.70%) Firewall
2 156 (19.35%) DNS
3 136 (16.87%) DHCP
4 93 (11.54%) SAN
5 84 (10.42%) TCP/IP
6 83 (10.30%) VPN
7 80 (9.93%) WAN
8 70 (8.68%) LAN
9 51 (6.33%) NetScaler
10 41 (5.09%) VoIP
11 33 (4.09%) Network Security
12 30 (3.72%) Wireless
13 27 (3.35%) Intrusion Detection
14 26 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (3.10%) VLAN
16 22 (2.73%) Internet
16 22 (2.73%) Skype
17 21 (2.61%) SSL
18 20 (2.48%) Unified Communications
19 19 (2.36%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.12%) Power BI
6 8 (0.99%) Big Data
7 7 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (0.74%) MySQL
8 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.62%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.62%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.50%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.25%) Apache Ignite
12 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (3.47%) JIRA
2 15 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.86%) TeamCity
3 11 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.87%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.50%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.37%) Chocolatey
7 3 (0.37%) GitLab
8 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.25%) MSI
8 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 171 (21.22%) Finance
2 33 (4.09%) Banking
3 31 (3.85%) Law
4 18 (2.23%) Legal
5 15 (1.86%) Retail
6 14 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.61%) Front Office
8 12 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.99%) Games
9 8 (0.99%) Public Sector
10 6 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.50%) International Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Local Government
12 4 (0.50%) Marketing
13 3 (0.37%) French Language
14 2 (0.25%) Electronics
14 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 137 (17.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (14.14%) Analyst
3 110 (13.65%) Support Engineer
4 57 (7.07%) Azure Engineer
5 53 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
5 53 (6.58%) IT Engineer
5 53 (6.58%) Support Analyst
6 49 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 48 (5.96%) Administrator
7 48 (5.96%) Windows Engineer
8 44 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
8 44 (5.46%) IT Support
9 39 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (4.71%) Cloud Engineer
11 36 (4.47%) Applications Support
12 34 (4.22%) Network Engineer
13 32 (3.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 32 (3.97%) Consultant
13 32 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
14 31 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.96%) .NET
2 15 (1.86%) Web Services
3 13 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (1.36%) ASP.NET
5 10 (1.24%) HTML
5 10 (1.24%) XML
6 9 (1.12%) CSS
6 9 (1.12%) WSH
7 8 (0.99%) .NET Framework
7 8 (0.99%) JSON
7 8 (0.99%) LDAP
8 7 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (0.62%) Kafka
10 5 (0.62%) YAML
11 4 (0.50%) Middleware
12 3 (0.37%) LAMP
12 3 (0.37%) OAuth
12 3 (0.37%) OpenID
12 3 (0.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.96%) Management Information System
2 38 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 30 (3.72%) Clustering
4 27 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 23 (2.85%) Cyberthreat
7 22 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.36%) User Experience
9 18 (2.23%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.61%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.49%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.12%) PKI
12 9 (1.12%) Reinsurance
13 8 (0.99%) Replication
14 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.74%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.74%) Smart City
15 6 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 805 (99.88%) Windows
2 163 (20.22%) Windows 10
3 152 (18.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 135 (16.75%) Linux
5 126 (15.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 93 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (11.17%) Windows 7
8 66 (8.19%) Windows Server 2019
9 32 (3.97%) Unix
10 21 (2.61%) Mac OS
11 19 (2.36%) Mac OS X
11 19 (2.36%) Windows 8
12 18 (2.23%) Android
13 15 (1.86%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.74%) CentOS
14 14 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (1.12%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.74%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (21.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 114 (14.14%) ITIL
3 103 (12.78%) DevOps
4 77 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (7.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 60 (7.44%) Information Security
7 59 (7.32%) Migration
8 55 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
9 49 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (6.08%) Kalman Filter
10 39 (4.84%) Service Delivery
11 35 (4.34%) Identity Access Management
11 35 (4.34%) Mentoring
11 35 (4.34%) SIEM
12 34 (4.22%) Project Management
12 34 (4.22%) Server Management
13 32 (3.97%) Incident Management
13 32 (3.97%) Project Delivery
13 32 (3.97%) Web Filtering
14 31 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (32.13%) PowerShell
2 125 (15.51%) SQL
3 53 (6.58%) Python
4 44 (5.46%) C#
5 34 (4.22%) T-SQL
6 28 (3.47%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.36%) Perl
9 10 (1.24%) VB
10 9 (1.12%) Java
10 9 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.87%) VBScript
12 4 (0.50%) C
13 3 (0.37%) PHP
14 2 (0.25%) Ruby
15 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.12%) VBA
15 1 (0.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (6.33%) Degree
3 44 (5.46%) CISSP
4 34 (4.22%) CCNA
4 34 (4.22%) CISM
5 32 (3.97%) MCSE
6 29 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (2.61%) Security Cleared
8 20 (2.48%) MCSA
9 14 (1.74%) MCP
9 14 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 12 (1.49%) CCNP
10 12 (1.49%) MCITP
11 9 (1.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.99%) GCIH
13 7 (0.87%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.62%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.33%) SLA
2 42 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (4.47%) GDPR
4 29 (3.60%) NIST
5 6 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.62%) COBIT
7 4 (0.50%) BS25999
7 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.37%) QA
9 1 (0.12%) DICOM
9 1 (0.12%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 516 (64.02%) Active Directory
2 200 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (15.76%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.83%) vSphere
5 45 (5.58%) XenApp
6 42 (5.21%) XenDesktop
7 33 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.73%) Docker
9 18 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 11 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (1.36%) ISA Server
12 9 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.12%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.99%) DFS Replication
13 8 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.62%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 124 (15.38%) SCCM
2 95 (11.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (5.46%) Ansible
4 42 (5.21%) Terraform
5 28 (3.47%) Kubernetes
5 28 (3.47%) Puppet
6 27 (3.35%) SCOM
7 23 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (1.99%) Failover Clustering
10 16 (1.99%) WSUS
11 14 (1.74%) Backup Exec
12 12 (1.49%) Nagios
13 9 (1.12%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 7 (0.87%) CASB
16 6 (0.74%) SCOrch
17 5 (0.62%) CSIRT
17 5 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 419 (51.99%) Microsoft
2 382 (47.39%) VMware
3 147 (18.24%) Citrix
4 138 (17.12%) Cisco
5 54 (6.70%) HP
6 37 (4.59%) Dell
6 37 (4.59%) NetApp
7 35 (4.34%) Oracle
8 34 (4.22%) Meraki
9 32 (3.97%) SolarWinds
10 31 (3.85%) Apple
11 30 (3.72%) Veeam
12 28 (3.47%) EMC
12 28 (3.47%) Sophos
13 24 (2.98%) Adobe
14 23 (2.85%) Google
15 21 (2.61%) Red Hat
16 18 (2.23%) Autodesk
17 15 (1.86%) SonicWALL
18 14 (1.74%) Mitel