Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > London
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 104 83 67
Rank change year-on-year -21 -16 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 966 1,736 2,509
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.10% 3.83% 4.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.63% 19.35% 18.53%
Number of salaries quoted 870 1,536 2,193
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,125 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 5,479 8,970 13,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.57% 19.78% 22.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,458 7,364 11,326
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -39 187 £55,000 +15.79% 42
West London +18 68 £50,000 - 13
East London +11 28 £47,500 +2.15% 17
South London -36 23 £39,750 +7.43% 6
North London +21 6 £28,750 -33.91% 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 964 (99.79%) Windows
2 640 (66.25%) Active Directory
3 506 (52.38%) Microsoft 365
4 502 (51.97%) Microsoft
5 497 (51.45%) Azure
6 430 (44.51%) VMware
7 278 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 261 (27.02%) PowerShell
9 223 (23.08%) Finance
10 207 (21.43%) DNS
11 193 (19.98%) Linux
12 191 (19.77%) Windows 10
13 190 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 188 (19.46%) Citrix
15 187 (19.36%) SQL Server
16 177 (18.32%) Firewall
17 175 (18.12%) DHCP
18 170 (17.60%) ITIL
19 160 (16.56%) Hyper-V
20 156 (16.15%) MS Exchange
20 156 (16.15%) SharePoint
21 153 (15.84%) Cisco
22 143 (14.80%) Azure Active Directory
23 139 (14.39%) SQL
24 138 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
25 136 (14.08%) AWS
26 127 (13.15%) Windows Server 2016
27 122 (12.63%) SCCM
28 118 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
29 113 (11.70%) TCP/IP

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
1 156 (16.15%) MS Exchange
1 156 (16.15%) SharePoint
2 71 (7.35%) IIS
3 49 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (1.45%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.14%) Confluence
7 11 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (0.93%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 9 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.52%) Apache
11 2 (0.21%) CMS
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.10%) nginx
12 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 71 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.59%) AutoCAD
2 25 (2.59%) Revit
3 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Relativity
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.21%) Tradar
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.10%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 506 (52.38%) Microsoft 365
2 497 (51.45%) Azure
3 143 (14.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 136 (14.08%) AWS
5 82 (8.49%) IaaS
6 42 (4.35%) SaaS
7 38 (3.93%) PaaS
8 35 (3.62%) Power Platform
9 29 (3.00%) GCP
9 29 (3.00%) Mimecast
10 25 (2.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 20 (2.07%) OneDrive
12 17 (1.76%) GitHub
13 15 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (1.45%) PowerApps
15 13 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (1.24%) Amazon S3
17 11 (1.14%) Serverless
18 9 (0.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 8 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 207 (21.43%) DNS
2 177 (18.32%) Firewall
3 175 (18.12%) DHCP
4 113 (11.70%) TCP/IP
5 84 (8.70%) SAN
6 82 (8.49%) VPN
7 71 (7.35%) WAN
8 63 (6.52%) LAN
9 58 (6.00%) VoIP
10 43 (4.45%) NetScaler
11 34 (3.52%) VLAN
12 24 (2.48%) SSL
13 22 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (1.97%) SD-WAN
15 18 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (1.66%) Internet
18 15 (1.55%) Network Security
18 15 (1.55%) Wireless
19 13 (1.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (19.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (1.45%) Power BI
4 13 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (0.72%) Big Data
8 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.41%) MySQL
10 4 (0.41%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.31%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (2.28%) JIRA
2 20 (2.07%) TeamCity
3 17 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.24%) Artifactory
6 9 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.21%) GitLab
8 2 (0.21%) JUnit
8 2 (0.21%) Selenium
8 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.10%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.10%) MSI
9 1 (0.10%) Vagrant
General
1 223 (23.08%) Finance
2 52 (5.38%) Banking
3 44 (4.55%) Law
4 32 (3.31%) Legal
5 24 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.55%) Front Office
6 15 (1.55%) Retail
7 12 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.83%) Public Sector
9 7 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
9 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.72%) Marketing
10 6 (0.62%) Advertising
10 6 (0.62%) Digital Economy
10 6 (0.62%) International Banking
11 5 (0.52%) Electronics
11 5 (0.52%) Games
12 4 (0.41%) Back Office
13 3 (0.31%) Publishing
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (16.36%) Analyst
2 145 (15.01%) Support Engineer
3 143 (14.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 88 (9.11%) Support Analyst
5 80 (8.28%) IT Support
6 77 (7.97%) Azure Engineer
7 71 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 62 (6.42%) IT Engineer
8 62 (6.42%) Windows Engineer
9 61 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 50 (5.18%) IT Analyst
11 49 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
12 44 (4.55%) Administrator
12 44 (4.55%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
12 44 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 41 (4.24%) Applications Support
13 41 (4.24%) VMware Engineer
14 39 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
15 38 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
15 38 (3.93%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.24%) .NET
2 26 (2.69%) FIX Protocol
3 16 (1.66%) HTML
3 16 (1.66%) Web Services
4 15 (1.55%) ASP.NET
4 15 (1.55%) XML
5 12 (1.24%) JSON
6 11 (1.14%) CSS
7 10 (1.04%) OAuth
8 9 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (0.93%) OpenID
8 9 (0.93%) SAML
9 8 (0.83%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (0.72%) Middleware
11 5 (0.52%) Kafka
12 4 (0.41%) COM
12 4 (0.41%) LDAP
12 4 (0.41%) POSIX
12 4 (0.41%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 43 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.83%) Clustering
4 35 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.86%) Hedge funds
7 18 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
8 17 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.55%) PKI
9 15 (1.55%) Replication
10 14 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.04%) Driving Licence
12 10 (1.04%) EMC VNX
12 10 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.93%) Eurex
14 8 (0.83%) Blackberry
15 7 (0.72%) iPhone
15 7 (0.72%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 964 (99.79%) Windows
2 193 (19.98%) Linux
3 191 (19.77%) Windows 10
4 138 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 127 (13.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 118 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 103 (10.66%) Windows 7
8 77 (7.97%) Windows Server 2019
9 39 (4.04%) Unix
10 33 (3.42%) CentOS
11 31 (3.21%) Android
11 31 (3.21%) Ubuntu
12 21 (2.17%) Mac OS
13 18 (1.86%) Oracle Linux
14 17 (1.76%) Apple iOS
15 15 (1.55%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.93%) Solaris
17 8 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.72%) VMS
18 7 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 170 (17.60%) ITIL
3 112 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (9.21%) DevOps
5 88 (9.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 88 (9.11%) Migration
6 71 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (6.21%) Project Delivery
8 54 (5.59%) Service Delivery
9 42 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
10 39 (4.04%) ITSM
11 38 (3.93%) Project Management
12 36 (3.73%) Change Management
13 34 (3.52%) Infrastructure as Code
14 33 (3.42%) Service Management
15 32 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (3.11%) Patch Management
16 30 (3.11%) Presales
17 28 (2.90%) CRM
17 28 (2.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 261 (27.02%) PowerShell
2 139 (14.39%) SQL
3 52 (5.38%) Python
4 46 (4.76%) C#
5 30 (3.11%) Bash Shell
6 20 (2.07%) Perl
7 19 (1.97%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.55%) VB
9 12 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.14%) PHP
11 9 (0.93%) Ruby
11 9 (0.93%) VB.NET
11 9 (0.93%) VBScript
12 8 (0.83%) Java
13 7 (0.72%) C
14 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.41%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.21%) XPath
17 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (6.21%) Degree
3 51 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (3.93%) CCNA
5 31 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
5 31 (3.21%) MCSE
6 29 (3.00%) MCSA
7 26 (2.69%) Security Cleared
8 16 (1.66%) MCP
8 16 (1.66%) SC Cleared
9 15 (1.55%) CCNP
9 15 (1.55%) MCITP
9 15 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (1.45%) CISSP
11 11 (1.14%) CISM
12 10 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.83%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (0.83%) RHCE
13 8 (0.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.21%) SLA
2 25 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.76%) QA
4 12 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (1.14%) GDPR
6 9 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (0.93%) GRC
7 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.62%) BS25999
8 6 (0.62%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.31%) PMO
10 2 (0.21%) ITGC
10 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.10%) DICOM
11 1 (0.10%) HL7
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.10%) NIST
System Software
1 640 (66.25%) Active Directory
2 278 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (16.56%) Hyper-V
4 60 (6.21%) vSphere
5 55 (5.69%) XenDesktop
6 47 (4.87%) XenApp
7 42 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (4.04%) Docker
9 27 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (2.59%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (2.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (1.76%) VMware NSX
13 13 (1.35%) VMware Server
14 10 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.72%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.72%) Xen
17 6 (0.62%) StorNext
17 6 (0.62%) Xsan
18 4 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 122 (12.63%) SCCM
2 73 (7.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 48 (4.97%) SCOM
4 45 (4.66%) Terraform
5 41 (4.24%) Ansible
6 36 (3.73%) Kubernetes
7 34 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
8 28 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
10 20 (2.07%) Puppet
11 17 (1.76%) AirWatch
12 15 (1.55%) Backup Exec
13 14 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 13 (1.35%) Nagios
15 12 (1.24%) Rancher
16 9 (0.93%) BladeLogic
17 8 (0.83%) Salt
17 8 (0.83%) vCenter Server
18 7 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
18 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 502 (51.97%) Microsoft
2 430 (44.51%) VMware
3 188 (19.46%) Citrix
4 153 (15.84%) Cisco
5 58 (6.00%) Dell
6 57 (5.90%) Oracle
7 50 (5.18%) HP
8 48 (4.97%) Meraki
9 45 (4.66%) EMC
10 39 (4.04%) Apple
11 38 (3.93%) Red Hat
11 38 (3.93%) Veeam
12 32 (3.31%) NetApp
13 30 (3.11%) SonicWALL
14 29 (3.00%) Google
15 28 (2.90%) Adobe
15 28 (2.90%) ServiceNow
16 25 (2.59%) Autodesk
17 24 (2.48%) Avaya
18 21 (2.17%) SolarWinds