Period
to 10 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > South East
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 40 41
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 540 1,482 1,731
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.91% 5.63% 5.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.63% 22.32% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 408 1,338 1,465
Median annual salary £42,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £64,125 £63,750 £61,550
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,617 6,639 7,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.77% 25.23% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,132 5,396 6,162
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,775
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the South East.

Salary trend for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the South East region over the 6 months to 10 August 2020. 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
Hampshire +10 186 £37,500 - 22
Thames Valley +2 176 £47,500 +27.01% 34
Berkshire +17 108 £43,500 +8.75% 17
Surrey -16 99 £42,000 -1.18% 19
Oxfordshire +11 45 £47,500 +31.22% 12
West Sussex -20 45 £37,750 -11.18% 5
Buckinghamshire -20 24 £48,000 +37.14% 5
East Sussex +13 15 £26,500 -47.00% 5
Kent +5 15 £27,750 -14.62% 9
Middlesex - 1 £26,000 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 539 (99.81%) Windows
2 320 (59.26%) Active Directory
3 291 (53.89%) Microsoft
4 258 (47.78%) VMware
5 230 (42.59%) Azure
6 219 (40.56%) Office 365
7 191 (35.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 161 (29.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 154 (28.52%) Hyper-V
10 142 (26.30%) Firewall
11 139 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 133 (24.63%) DNS
13 129 (23.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 125 (23.15%) Windows 10
15 122 (22.59%) PowerShell
16 119 (22.04%) SQL Server
17 113 (20.93%) SQL
18 111 (20.56%) DHCP
19 106 (19.63%) SCCM
20 104 (19.26%) Linux
21 101 (18.70%) Cisco
22 100 (18.52%) Security Cleared
23 87 (16.11%) MS Exchange
24 83 (15.37%) Citrix
25 81 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
26 76 (14.07%) AWS
27 73 (13.52%) Data Centre
28 71 (13.15%) Finance
29 70 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
30 68 (12.59%) Windows 7

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 87 (16.11%) MS Exchange
2 39 (7.22%) IIS
3 33 (6.11%) SharePoint
4 30 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.59%) CMS
6 14 (2.59%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.85%) EPiServer
7 10 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.67%) Headless CMS
8 9 (1.67%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.30%) Kentico
10 4 (0.74%) Confluence
10 4 (0.74%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.74%) WordPress
11 3 (0.56%) JBoss
11 3 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.37%) Apache
12 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 230 (42.59%) Azure
2 219 (40.56%) Office 365
3 76 (14.07%) AWS
4 38 (7.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.15%) PaaS
5 17 (3.15%) SaaS
6 14 (2.59%) OneDrive
7 13 (2.41%) IaaS
8 12 (2.22%) Power Platform
9 8 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.11%) GCP
10 6 (1.11%) Power Automate
11 5 (0.93%) Akamai
11 5 (0.93%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.74%) GitHub
13 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.19%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 142 (26.30%) Firewall
2 133 (24.63%) DNS
3 111 (20.56%) DHCP
4 63 (11.67%) LAN
5 50 (9.26%) WAN
6 47 (8.70%) VoIP
7 44 (8.15%) SAN
8 39 (7.22%) TCP/IP
9 38 (7.04%) VPN
10 24 (4.44%) Skype
11 22 (4.07%) VLAN
11 22 (4.07%) WLAN
12 20 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (2.96%) NAS
14 15 (2.78%) NetScaler
15 14 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (2.41%) Internet
16 13 (2.41%) Network Security
17 12 (2.22%) Wireless
18 9 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (22.04%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.81%) MySQL
3 20 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (2.22%) Power BI
4 12 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.11%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.74%) DB2
9 4 (0.74%) GIS
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.56%) Big Data
10 3 (0.56%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 33 (6.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.30%) Fiddler
3 7 (1.30%) LINQPad
3 7 (1.30%) Postman
4 6 (1.11%) JIRA
5 4 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.56%) MSBuild
6 3 (0.56%) Selenium
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
General
1 71 (13.15%) Finance
2 15 (2.78%) Military
3 12 (2.22%) Back Office
4 9 (1.67%) Local Government
5 8 (1.48%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.93%) Advertising
7 5 (0.93%) Law
7 5 (0.93%) Retail
8 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.56%) Electronics
9 3 (0.56%) Police
10 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
10 2 (0.37%) Marketing
10 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 87 (16.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 84 (15.56%) Support Engineer
3 63 (11.67%) IT Engineer
4 48 (8.89%) Server Engineer
5 46 (8.52%) IT Support
6 42 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 38 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
8 36 (6.67%) Architect
9 31 (5.74%) Consultant
9 31 (5.74%) Windows Engineer
10 30 (5.56%) Analyst
11 28 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
12 27 (5.00%) Developer
13 26 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
13 26 (4.81%) IT Support Engineer
14 24 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 23 (4.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (4.07%) Technical Engineer
17 20 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
17 20 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.04%) .NET
2 19 (3.52%) ASP.NET
3 18 (3.33%) HTML
4 17 (3.15%) CSS
5 13 (2.41%) .NET Core
6 12 (2.22%) XML
7 10 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.48%) Web Services
9 7 (1.30%) LDAP
9 7 (1.30%) REST
10 6 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.11%) jQuery
11 5 (0.93%) HTML5
12 4 (0.74%) PhoneGap
12 4 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.74%) WebRTC
12 4 (0.74%) WinForms
12 4 (0.74%) WPF
13 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (13.52%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 30 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (5.19%) Clustering
4 24 (4.44%) Driving Licence
5 22 (4.07%) CMDB
6 18 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.04%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.85%) PKI
9 9 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.67%) Replication
10 7 (1.30%) CCTV
11 6 (1.11%) User Experience
12 5 (0.93%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (0.93%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.74%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.56%) Blog
14 3 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 539 (99.81%) Windows
2 161 (29.81%) Windows Server 2016
3 139 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 125 (23.15%) Windows 10
5 104 (19.26%) Linux
6 81 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (12.59%) Windows 7
8 51 (9.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (8.15%) Windows Server 2019
10 38 (7.04%) Windows 8
11 27 (5.00%) Unix
12 20 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (2.22%) AIX
14 7 (1.30%) CentOS
14 7 (1.30%) Solaris
15 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.56%) SUSE
15 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.37%) Android
16 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (23.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 63 (11.67%) ITIL
3 62 (11.48%) DevOps
4 43 (7.96%) Project Management
5 42 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 38 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (6.30%) Project Delivery
9 29 (5.37%) Performance Monitoring
10 27 (5.00%) Information Security
10 27 (5.00%) Server Management
10 27 (5.00%) Validation
11 26 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (4.81%) Presales
11 26 (4.81%) Storage Management
12 25 (4.63%) Change Management
13 24 (4.44%) Data Protection
14 23 (4.26%) Proactive Management
15 22 (4.07%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (3.70%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 122 (22.59%) PowerShell
2 113 (20.93%) SQL
3 43 (7.96%) C#
4 25 (4.63%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.89%) VB
6 16 (2.96%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.59%) C
8 10 (1.85%) Python
9 8 (1.48%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.48%) VBScript
10 7 (1.30%) Java
10 7 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.30%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.11%) PHP
11 6 (1.11%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.93%) C++
12 5 (0.93%) Perl
13 4 (0.74%) VB6
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
14 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 100 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.04%) DV Cleared
3 42 (7.78%) Degree
4 41 (7.59%) SC Cleared
5 39 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (4.44%) MCSE
7 17 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.78%) CCNA
9 14 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (2.41%) MCSA
11 7 (1.30%) MCP
12 5 (0.93%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.93%) CCNP
12 5 (0.93%) MCITP
13 4 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.56%) APMP
14 3 (0.56%) IBM Certification
15 2 (0.37%) CISM
15 2 (0.37%) CISSP
15 2 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.52%) SLA
2 16 (2.96%) GDPR
3 13 (2.41%) QA
4 7 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.30%) NCSC
5 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.19%) NIST
8 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 320 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 191 (35.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (28.52%) Hyper-V
4 54 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (7.78%) vSphere
6 26 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (3.52%) VMware Workstation
9 14 (2.59%) VMware Server
10 13 (2.41%) XenApp
11 11 (2.04%) XenDesktop
12 8 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.11%) Docker
14 5 (0.93%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.74%) vCloud
16 3 (0.56%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.56%) KVM
17 2 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 2 (0.37%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 106 (19.63%) SCCM
2 56 (10.37%) WSUS
3 47 (8.70%) SCOM
4 26 (4.81%) NetBackup
4 26 (4.81%) SCVMM
5 23 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 21 (3.89%) Backup Exec
7 19 (3.52%) Ansible
8 13 (2.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 12 (2.22%) Terraform
10 11 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (2.04%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (1.48%) FortiGate
12 8 (1.48%) Kubernetes
13 7 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (1.11%) Nagios
14 6 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 291 (53.89%) Microsoft
2 258 (47.78%) VMware
3 101 (18.70%) Cisco
4 83 (15.37%) Citrix
5 63 (11.67%) HP
6 36 (6.67%) Symantec
7 32 (5.93%) Veeam
8 27 (5.00%) EMC
9 26 (4.81%) Dell
10 21 (3.89%) NetApp
10 21 (3.89%) Oracle
10 21 (3.89%) Red Hat
11 16 (2.96%) Juniper
12 14 (2.59%) Palo Alto
13 13 (2.41%) Meraki
14 11 (2.04%) McAfee
15 10 (1.85%) Fortinet
15 10 (1.85%) Sitecore
15 10 (1.85%) Sophos
15 10 (1.85%) Splunk