Period
to 25 October 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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > London
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 193 85 77
Rank change year-on-year -108 -8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 1,000 729 2,171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.97% 3.71% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.71% 19.17% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 866 655 1,947
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,700 £27,150
25th Percentile £40,125 £45,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +21.05% -
75th Percentile £69,875 £73,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +15.38% -2.50%

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 7,867 3,803 11,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.53% 19.35% 21.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5,463 3,221 9,697
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,846 £28,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.07% +0.87%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 October 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 October 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 -30 206 £55,000 -8.33% 75
South London -10 53 £42,500 -10.53% 8
West London -85 48 £45,000 -32.08% 36
East London -20 15 £42,500 +6.25% 20
North London - 3 £30,500 - 4
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 998 (99.80%) Windows
2 623 (62.30%) Active Directory
3 558 (55.80%) Azure
4 542 (54.20%) Microsoft
5 496 (49.60%) Microsoft 365
6 376 (37.60%) VMware
7 359 (35.90%) PowerShell
8 285 (28.50%) Social Skills
9 272 (27.20%) DNS
10 252 (25.20%) Firewall
11 251 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 224 (22.40%) Finance
13 222 (22.20%) Windows 10
14 213 (21.30%) Linux
15 205 (20.50%) AWS
16 203 (20.30%) ITIL
17 194 (19.40%) SQL Server
18 189 (18.90%) DHCP
19 176 (17.60%) Hyper-V
19 176 (17.60%) Azure Active Directory
20 175 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 174 (17.40%) SQL
22 160 (16.00%) Citrix
23 141 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
24 140 (14.00%) DevOps
25 139 (13.90%) SharePoint
26 136 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
27 135 (13.50%) MS Exchange
27 135 (13.50%) VPN
27 135 (13.50%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 139 (13.90%) SharePoint
2 135 (13.50%) MS Exchange
3 98 (9.80%) IIS
4 36 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (2.70%) Apache
7 25 (2.50%) Confluence
8 21 (2.10%) Skype for Business
9 15 (1.50%) CMS
10 10 (1.00%) Drupal
11 7 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.50%) JBoss
13 4 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 9 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.50%) Relativity
4 4 (0.40%) BambooHR
4 4 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.30%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.20%) Magento
6 2 (0.20%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 2 (0.20%) Sage 300 ERP
6 2 (0.20%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.10%) AlphaBridge
7 1 (0.10%) Alphatax
7 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.10%) Farmplan
7 1 (0.10%) KEYPrime
7 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 558 (55.80%) Azure
2 496 (49.60%) Microsoft 365
3 205 (20.50%) AWS
4 176 (17.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 84 (8.40%) IaaS
6 82 (8.20%) SaaS
7 63 (6.30%) PaaS
8 58 (5.80%) OneDrive
9 55 (5.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 49 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
11 48 (4.80%) Power Platform
12 47 (4.70%) GCP
13 44 (4.40%) Mimecast
14 40 (4.00%) Serverless
15 39 (3.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 37 (3.70%) Amazon S3
17 30 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
18 28 (2.80%) Azure Storage
19 27 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
20 24 (2.40%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 272 (27.20%) DNS
2 252 (25.20%) Firewall
3 189 (18.90%) DHCP
4 135 (13.50%) VPN
5 130 (13.00%) TCP/IP
6 106 (10.60%) LAN
7 97 (9.70%) WAN
8 92 (9.20%) SAN
9 55 (5.50%) VoIP
10 38 (3.80%) Wireless
11 35 (3.50%) VLAN
11 35 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (2.50%) NAS
13 24 (2.40%) MPLS
14 23 (2.30%) NetScaler
15 21 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
15 21 (2.10%) SSL
16 20 (2.00%) Network Security
17 19 (1.90%) HTTP
18 18 (1.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.30%) MySQL
3 32 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
3 32 (3.20%) Power BI
4 26 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 19 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (0.90%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.80%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.60%) Tableau
15 5 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 79 (7.90%) JIRA
2 28 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 19 (1.90%) Bitbucket
5 15 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.50%) GitLab
6 12 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.70%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.40%) Selenium
9 4 (0.40%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.20%) AppScan
11 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.20%) Maven
11 2 (0.20%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.20%) Subversion
11 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 285 (28.50%) Social Skills
2 224 (22.40%) Finance
3 79 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (6.00%) Banking
5 53 (5.30%) Law
6 47 (4.70%) Legal
7 29 (2.90%) Documentation Skills
8 23 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (2.00%) Retail
10 19 (1.90%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 15 (1.50%) Marketing
13 14 (1.40%) Financial Institution
13 14 (1.40%) Investment Banking
14 13 (1.30%) Front Office
14 13 (1.30%) Public Sector
15 12 (1.20%) Back Office
16 9 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
16 9 (0.90%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 170 (17.00%) Analyst
2 138 (13.80%) Support Engineer
3 114 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 83 (8.30%) Support Analyst
5 82 (8.20%) IT Support
6 78 (7.80%) Administrator
7 74 (7.40%) IT Engineer
8 68 (6.80%) Azure Engineer
9 59 (5.90%) Systems Engineer
10 55 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 54 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
11 54 (5.40%) Windows Engineer
12 52 (5.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 52 (5.20%) Systems Administrator
13 49 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
14 47 (4.70%) IT Analyst
15 42 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
16 40 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 38 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
18 36 (3.60%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.30%) .NET
2 29 (2.90%) Web Services
3 21 (2.10%) LAMP
4 19 (1.90%) SAML
5 18 (1.80%) HTML
6 15 (1.50%) JSON
6 15 (1.50%) WSH
7 11 (1.10%) OAuth
7 11 (1.10%) OpenID
8 10 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.90%) OAuth2
9 9 (0.90%) REST
10 8 (0.80%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.80%) COM
10 8 (0.80%) LAPP Stack
10 8 (0.80%) XML
11 7 (0.70%) CSS
12 6 (0.60%) Middleware
13 5 (0.50%) React
14 4 (0.40%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 56 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 50 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 46 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (3.00%) Clustering
6 25 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 24 (2.40%) Replication
8 19 (1.90%) User Experience
9 17 (1.70%) PKI
10 15 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
11 13 (1.30%) Hedge funds
12 12 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.00%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.00%) SWIFT
14 9 (0.90%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.90%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.90%) Handset
14 9 (0.90%) iPhone
14 9 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 998 (99.80%) Windows
2 222 (22.20%) Windows 10
3 213 (21.30%) Linux
4 136 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 135 (13.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 99 (9.90%) Windows Server 2019
7 80 (8.00%) Unix
8 66 (6.60%) Windows 7
9 63 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (4.50%) Mac OS X
11 42 (4.20%) Android
12 31 (3.10%) Mac OS
13 25 (2.50%) Apple iOS
14 22 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (2.10%) CentOS
16 17 (1.70%) Windows 8
17 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
19 10 (1.00%) Solaris
20 9 (0.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (20.30%) ITIL
2 175 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 141 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
4 140 (14.00%) DevOps
5 108 (10.80%) Migration
6 99 (9.90%) Service Delivery
7 88 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 85 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (8.50%) Project Delivery
9 70 (7.00%) Service Management
10 69 (6.90%) Change Management
11 62 (6.20%) Cybersecurity
12 60 (6.00%) Problem Management
13 56 (5.60%) ITSM
14 52 (5.20%) Project Management
15 51 (5.10%) Server Management
16 48 (4.80%) Computer Science
16 48 (4.80%) Incident Management
17 47 (4.70%) Mentoring
18 45 (4.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 359 (35.90%) PowerShell
2 174 (17.40%) SQL
3 97 (9.70%) Python
4 50 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 36 (3.60%) C#
6 23 (2.30%) PHP
7 22 (2.20%) Perl
8 18 (1.80%) Java
9 14 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 12 (1.20%) VBScript
11 11 (1.10%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.90%) Ruby
13 7 (0.70%) C++
13 7 (0.70%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.20%) VBA
15 1 (0.10%) C
15 1 (0.10%) Scala
15 1 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (9.00%) Degree
3 66 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (6.10%) CCNA
5 57 (5.70%) MCSE
6 44 (4.40%) MCSA
7 31 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (2.60%) MCP
10 23 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (1.90%) Security Cleared
12 17 (1.70%) CISSP
13 15 (1.50%) SC Cleared
14 13 (1.30%) MCITP
15 12 (1.20%) AWS Certification
15 12 (1.20%) CEH
16 8 (0.80%) DBS Check
17 7 (0.70%) CISM
17 7 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 6 (0.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.40%) SLA
2 29 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.10%) GDPR
4 13 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.20%) ITGC
6 9 (0.90%) QA
7 7 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.30%) PMO
10 2 (0.20%) COBIT
10 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.20%) NIST
11 1 (0.10%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.10%) GRC
11 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 623 (62.30%) Active Directory
2 251 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (17.60%) Hyper-V
4 56 (5.60%) vSphere
5 48 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (4.20%) XenApp
7 41 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 32 (3.20%) Docker
10 26 (2.60%) XenDesktop
11 18 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (1.50%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.60%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.40%) Ceph
15 4 (0.40%) Firmware
15 4 (0.40%) KVM
15 4 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 115 (11.50%) SCCM
2 105 (10.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 96 (9.60%) Terraform
4 58 (5.80%) Ansible
5 43 (4.30%) SCOM
6 41 (4.10%) Nagios
7 31 (3.10%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (2.60%) Kubernetes
9 20 (2.00%) Puppet
10 18 (1.80%) Jamf Pro
11 17 (1.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 15 (1.50%) SCVMM
13 14 (1.40%) FortiGate
13 14 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (1.30%) Grafana
15 12 (1.20%) NetBackup
15 12 (1.20%) Prometheus
16 10 (1.00%) AirWatch
16 10 (1.00%) Backup Exec
16 10 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 542 (54.20%) Microsoft
2 376 (37.60%) VMware
3 160 (16.00%) Citrix
4 115 (11.50%) Cisco
5 60 (6.00%) HP
6 58 (5.80%) ServiceNow
7 55 (5.50%) Apple
8 46 (4.60%) Oracle
9 43 (4.30%) Dell
9 43 (4.30%) Google
10 38 (3.80%) Veeam
11 34 (3.40%) NetApp
11 34 (3.40%) SonicWALL
12 31 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 30 (3.00%) Palo Alto
14 29 (2.90%) SolarWinds
15 28 (2.80%) Meraki
15 28 (2.80%) Sophos
16 27 (2.70%) Splunk
17 25 (2.50%) Bloomberg