Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > South East
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 39 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 444 1,444 1,612
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.42% 5.70% 5.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.49% 22.25% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 366 1,303 1,394
Median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +1.27%

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 1,974 6,489 7,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.09% 25.60% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,599 5,381 6,003
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,591 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.67% -4.02% +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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Thames Valley +31 158 £47,500 +25.83% 28
Hampshire +2 155 £40,000 +6.67% 20
Berkshire +18 75 £50,000 +26.58% 12
Surrey -16 69 £42,000 +5.00% 17
Oxfordshire +42 52 £47,500 +24.02% 10
Buckinghamshire +29 32 £48,500 +46.97% 6
West Sussex -35 28 £36,000 -15.29% 6
Kent -1 17 £28,000 -17.75% 5
East Sussex -2 14 £26,500 -47.00% 2
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 443 (99.77%) Windows
2 258 (58.11%) Active Directory
3 249 (56.08%) Microsoft
4 207 (46.62%) VMware
5 193 (43.47%) Office 365
6 181 (40.77%) Azure
7 134 (30.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 104 (23.42%) Hyper-V
9 103 (23.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 100 (22.52%) Windows Server 2016
11 99 (22.30%) DNS
12 93 (20.95%) SQL Server
13 90 (20.27%) SQL
14 85 (19.14%) PowerShell
15 84 (18.92%) Security Cleared
16 80 (18.02%) Firewall
16 80 (18.02%) Windows 10
17 79 (17.79%) DHCP
18 78 (17.57%) SCCM
19 77 (17.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 76 (17.12%) Citrix
21 74 (16.67%) MS Exchange
22 68 (15.32%) ITIL
23 62 (13.96%) AWS
24 61 (13.74%) Linux
25 60 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
26 51 (11.49%) DV Cleared
26 51 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
27 48 (10.81%) SharePoint
27 48 (10.81%) SAN

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 74 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 32 (7.21%) IIS
4 22 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (4.28%) CMS
6 15 (3.38%) Skype for Business
7 14 (3.15%) EPiServer
7 14 (3.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (2.93%) Umbraco
9 12 (2.70%) Headless CMS
10 11 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (2.03%) Kentico
12 7 (1.58%) Confluence
13 6 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.90%) Joomla!
15 4 (0.90%) WordPress
16 3 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 193 (43.47%) Office 365
2 181 (40.77%) Azure
3 62 (13.96%) AWS
4 40 (9.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (4.95%) IaaS
5 22 (4.95%) OneDrive
6 19 (4.28%) SaaS
7 11 (2.48%) PaaS
8 7 (1.58%) Power Automate
9 6 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.35%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.35%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.13%) GitHub
11 4 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.23%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.23%) GCP
13 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 99 (22.30%) DNS
2 80 (18.02%) Firewall
3 79 (17.79%) DHCP
4 48 (10.81%) SAN
5 42 (9.46%) VoIP
6 32 (7.21%) TCP/IP
7 31 (6.98%) LAN
8 28 (6.31%) VPN
9 21 (4.73%) WAN
10 20 (4.50%) Remote Desktop
11 18 (4.05%) Skype
12 14 (3.15%) WLAN
13 13 (2.93%) Internet
13 13 (2.93%) VLAN
14 10 (2.25%) MPLS
15 9 (2.03%) NetScaler
16 8 (1.80%) IP Telephony
16 8 (1.80%) NAS
16 8 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.83%) MySQL
3 9 (2.03%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.13%) Power BI
7 4 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.90%) DB2
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.68%) GIS
8 3 (0.68%) OLTP
8 3 (0.68%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 32 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.70%) JIRA
3 10 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.35%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.13%) JUnit
6 4 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.90%) Maven
7 3 (0.68%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.68%) Selenium
8 2 (0.45%) Ant
8 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.45%) Gradle
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.23%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.23%) LINQPad
9 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.23%) Postman
General
1 41 (9.23%) Finance
2 20 (4.50%) Military
3 9 (2.03%) Local Government
4 8 (1.80%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.35%) Advertising
5 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.35%) Marketing
6 5 (1.13%) Back Office
7 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.68%) Retail
9 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 73 (16.44%) Support Engineer
2 63 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (9.01%) IT Engineer
4 39 (8.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 36 (8.11%) Server Engineer
6 33 (7.43%) IT Support
7 27 (6.08%) Architect
8 26 (5.86%) Windows Engineer
9 25 (5.63%) Administrator
9 25 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
10 24 (5.41%) Developer
11 23 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
12 20 (4.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 20 (4.50%) Analyst
12 20 (4.50%) Consultant
13 19 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (4.28%) Infrastructure Manager
14 18 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (3.83%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.88%) .NET
2 20 (4.50%) CSS
3 18 (4.05%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.05%) HTML
4 14 (3.15%) .NET Core
5 12 (2.70%) XML
6 7 (1.58%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.13%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (1.13%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.13%) J2EE
8 5 (1.13%) Spring
8 5 (1.13%) Struts
8 5 (1.13%) Web Services
8 5 (1.13%) XSLT
9 4 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.90%) HTML5
9 4 (0.90%) jQuery
9 4 (0.90%) JSON
10 3 (0.68%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (5.63%) Driving Licence
4 15 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.25%) CMDB
7 8 (1.80%) Clustering
7 8 (1.80%) PKI
7 8 (1.80%) User Experience
8 7 (1.58%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.90%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.90%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.90%) Replication
9 4 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.68%) Blog
10 3 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 443 (99.77%) Windows
2 103 (23.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 100 (22.52%) Windows Server 2016
4 80 (18.02%) Windows 10
5 61 (13.74%) Linux
6 60 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (9.01%) Windows 7
8 37 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 27 (6.08%) Windows 8
10 21 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (4.28%) Unix
12 8 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.13%) Android
13 5 (1.13%) Solaris
14 4 (0.90%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.68%) CentOS
15 3 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.45%) SUSE
16 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 68 (15.32%) ITIL
3 48 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (10.36%) DevOps
5 39 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (5.41%) Data Protection
8 23 (5.18%) Migration
9 21 (4.73%) Project Delivery
10 20 (4.50%) Service Delivery
11 19 (4.28%) Analytics
12 18 (4.05%) ERP
12 18 (4.05%) Technology Roadmap
13 17 (3.83%) Proactive Management
13 17 (3.83%) Service Management
13 17 (3.83%) Technical Leadership
14 16 (3.60%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (3.60%) Server Management
14 16 (3.60%) Virtual Environments
15 15 (3.38%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 90 (20.27%) SQL
2 85 (19.14%) PowerShell
3 33 (7.43%) JavaScript
4 31 (6.98%) C#
5 27 (6.08%) T-SQL
6 17 (3.83%) VB
7 13 (2.93%) Java
8 8 (1.80%) Python
9 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.35%) VBScript
10 5 (1.13%) C
10 5 (1.13%) Perl
10 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.13%) XPath
11 4 (0.90%) C++
11 4 (0.90%) PHP
12 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.68%) VB6
13 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 84 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 51 (11.49%) DV Cleared
3 37 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 33 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (5.18%) Degree
6 21 (4.73%) MCSE
7 15 (3.38%) CCNA
7 15 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.80%) MCSA
10 4 (0.90%) CCNP
11 3 (0.68%) HNC
11 3 (0.68%) HND
11 3 (0.68%) MCITP
11 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.45%) MCTS
12 2 (0.45%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.23%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.95%) SLA
2 14 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.70%) GDPR
4 6 (1.35%) NCSC
4 6 (1.35%) QA
5 4 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 258 (58.11%) Active Directory
2 134 (30.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (23.42%) Hyper-V
4 36 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (6.31%) vSphere
6 24 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (4.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (2.48%) VMware Server
9 7 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (1.35%) Docker
11 5 (1.13%) XenApp
12 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.68%) Firmware
13 3 (0.68%) GPFS
13 3 (0.68%) KVM
13 3 (0.68%) NFS
13 3 (0.68%) vCloud
13 3 (0.68%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 78 (17.57%) SCCM
2 43 (9.68%) WSUS
3 33 (7.43%) SCOM
4 14 (3.15%) NetBackup
4 14 (3.15%) SCVMM
5 13 (2.93%) Backup Exec
5 13 (2.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (2.48%) vCenter Server
7 10 (2.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 6 (1.35%) Ansible
9 5 (1.13%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.13%) Terraform
10 3 (0.68%) Puppet
10 3 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (0.68%) vRealize
11 2 (0.45%) Kibana
11 2 (0.45%) logstash
11 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 249 (56.08%) Microsoft
2 207 (46.62%) VMware
3 76 (17.12%) Citrix
4 45 (10.14%) Cisco
5 31 (6.98%) Oracle
6 27 (6.08%) HP
7 19 (4.28%) Veeam
8 17 (3.83%) EMC
9 16 (3.60%) NetApp
10 15 (3.38%) Symantec
11 14 (3.15%) Red Hat
11 14 (3.15%) Sitecore
12 9 (2.03%) Forcepoint
13 8 (1.80%) Dell
14 6 (1.35%) IBM
14 6 (1.35%) Splunk
15 5 (1.13%) NEC
15 5 (1.13%) Sun
16 4 (0.90%) Fortinet
16 4 (0.90%) SolarWinds