Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > South East
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 55 42
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 656 721 1,485
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.42% 4.81% 5.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.17% 20.47% 22.52%
Number of salaries quoted 594 578 1,287
10th Percentile £26,075 £24,925 £23,750
25th Percentile £32,000 £30,144 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £49,500
90th Percentile £67,350 £60,173 £63,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,099 3,522 6,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.86% 23.51% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,346 2,941 5,429
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 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
Thames Valley -5 213 £45,000 +5.88% 40
Hampshire -18 193 £40,000 +11.11% 25
Surrey -1 139 £45,000 +16.88% 14
Berkshire -47 84 £42,500 +17.89% 15
Buckinghamshire +25 68 £52,500 +10.53% 18
Oxfordshire +11 61 £42,500 -10.53% 7
East Sussex +2 41 £50,000 +88.68% 6
West Sussex -24 35 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Kent -21 25 £37,500 -16.67% 12
Sussex - 7 £40,000 -
Middlesex 0 2 £50,000 +92.31%
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 647 (98.63%) Windows
2 377 (57.47%) Active Directory
3 360 (54.88%) Microsoft
4 313 (47.71%) VMware
5 305 (46.49%) Microsoft 365
6 297 (45.27%) Azure
7 205 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 198 (30.18%) Firewall
9 169 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 168 (25.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 165 (25.15%) Windows Server 2016
12 163 (24.85%) Hyper-V
13 153 (23.32%) Linux
14 144 (21.95%) PowerShell
15 143 (21.80%) SQL Server
16 142 (21.65%) Cisco
17 138 (21.04%) DNS
18 133 (20.27%) ITIL
19 119 (18.14%) Windows 10
20 118 (17.99%) Social Skills
21 116 (17.68%) AWS
22 113 (17.23%) MS Exchange
23 112 (17.07%) DevOps
24 111 (16.92%) SQL
25 103 (15.70%) DHCP
26 98 (14.94%) Windows Server 2019
27 97 (14.79%) SharePoint
28 94 (14.33%) Azure Active Directory
29 91 (13.87%) Data Centre
29 91 (13.87%) VPN

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
1 113 (17.23%) MS Exchange
2 97 (14.79%) SharePoint
3 84 (12.80%) IIS
4 32 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (3.05%) CMS
6 13 (1.98%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (1.37%) Confluence
9 9 (1.37%) Kentico
10 8 (1.22%) Skype for Business
10 8 (1.22%) WordPress
11 7 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.07%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.76%) Apache
13 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.76%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.61%) nginx
14 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 71 (10.82%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.91%) MicroStation
4 6 (0.91%) Revit
5 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Sage 200
1 3 (0.46%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 305 (46.49%) Microsoft 365
2 297 (45.27%) Azure
3 116 (17.68%) AWS
4 94 (14.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (5.79%) IaaS
6 36 (5.49%) PaaS
7 30 (4.57%) SaaS
8 20 (3.05%) Mimecast
8 20 (3.05%) OneDrive
9 9 (1.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 8 (1.22%) Power Platform
11 7 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
11 7 (1.07%) Google Workspace
12 6 (0.91%) Azure Storage
12 6 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.76%) Power Automate
13 5 (0.76%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 4 (0.61%) Dropbox
15 3 (0.46%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 198 (30.18%) Firewall
2 138 (21.04%) DNS
3 103 (15.70%) DHCP
4 91 (13.87%) VPN
5 84 (12.80%) TCP/IP
6 71 (10.82%) WAN
7 65 (9.91%) SAN
8 55 (8.38%) LAN
9 34 (5.18%) VoIP
10 24 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
11 23 (3.51%) VLAN
12 22 (3.35%) Network Security
13 16 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (2.44%) Wireless
14 14 (2.13%) NAS
15 12 (1.83%) Unified Communications
16 11 (1.68%) MPLS
16 11 (1.68%) Skype
17 10 (1.52%) Internet
17 10 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (21.80%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.29%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.91%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.91%) MySQL
5 6 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.46%) Power BI
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.30%) DB2
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.29%) JIRA
4 11 (1.68%) Bitbucket
4 11 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.37%) Artifactory
7 7 (1.07%) GitLab
7 7 (1.07%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.76%) Maven
9 5 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.61%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.46%) Ant
11 3 (0.46%) JUnit
11 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.30%) Gradle
13 1 (0.15%) Robot Framework
13 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 118 (17.99%) Social Skills
2 34 (5.18%) Finance
3 30 (4.57%) Public Sector
4 20 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.90%) Legal
6 12 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
7 10 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.07%) Marketing
10 6 (0.91%) Banking
10 6 (0.91%) Electronics
10 6 (0.91%) Military
11 5 (0.76%) Automotive
11 5 (0.76%) Billing
11 5 (0.76%) Local Government
12 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.61%) Retail
13 3 (0.46%) Games
13 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (17.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 103 (15.70%) Support Engineer
3 90 (13.72%) IT Engineer
4 78 (11.89%) IT Support
5 63 (9.60%) Administrator
6 59 (8.99%) Developer
7 50 (7.62%) IT Support Engineer
8 48 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 46 (7.01%) Analyst
10 45 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
11 34 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
11 34 (5.18%) Support Analyst
12 31 (4.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 29 (4.42%) Server Engineer
14 28 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
14 28 (4.27%) Software Developer
14 28 (4.27%) Windows Engineer
15 27 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 27 (4.12%) Consultant
15 27 (4.12%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.08%) .NET
2 42 (6.40%) HTML
3 37 (5.64%) CSS
4 31 (4.73%) .NET Core
5 25 (3.81%) jQuery
6 24 (3.66%) AngularJS
7 17 (2.59%) XML
8 16 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 14 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (2.13%) Web Services
10 10 (1.52%) HTML5
11 9 (1.37%) CSS3
12 8 (1.22%) WinForms
12 8 (1.22%) WPF
13 7 (1.07%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.07%) Java EE
13 7 (1.07%) JSON
13 7 (1.07%) Middleware
13 7 (1.07%) REST
14 6 (0.91%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.87%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (4.73%) Linux Command Line
4 28 (4.27%) Driving Licence
5 21 (3.20%) PKI
5 21 (3.20%) Public Cloud
6 20 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 16 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.98%) Replication
9 12 (1.83%) Clustering
10 9 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.07%) iSeries
12 6 (0.91%) Life Science
13 5 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.61%) User Experience
15 3 (0.46%) EPoS
15 3 (0.46%) Fat Client
15 3 (0.46%) HP Storage
15 3 (0.46%) NHS
15 3 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 647 (98.63%) Windows
2 169 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 165 (25.15%) Windows Server 2016
4 153 (23.32%) Linux
5 119 (18.14%) Windows 10
6 98 (14.94%) Windows Server 2019
7 80 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (4.57%) Ubuntu
9 29 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (4.12%) Android
11 26 (3.96%) Windows 7
12 21 (3.20%) Unix
13 15 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (2.13%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.68%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.68%) Windows 8
16 10 (1.52%) VMS
17 8 (1.22%) CentOS
18 7 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (25.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 133 (20.27%) ITIL
3 112 (17.07%) DevOps
4 66 (10.06%) Migration
5 64 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (7.16%) Infrastructure as Code
8 43 (6.55%) Project Delivery
9 42 (6.40%) Service Delivery
10 33 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (4.88%) E-Commerce
12 31 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
13 29 (4.42%) Mentoring
14 26 (3.96%) Incident Management
14 26 (3.96%) Project Management
15 25 (3.81%) Network Virtualisation
16 22 (3.35%) Computer Science
16 22 (3.35%) Customer Requirements
17 21 (3.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 111 (16.92%) SQL
3 52 (7.93%) C#
4 39 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.20%) Java
6 17 (2.59%) Python
6 17 (2.59%) TypeScript
7 12 (1.83%) VB.NET
8 11 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.37%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.07%) Ruby
11 6 (0.91%) C++
11 6 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.91%) VB
12 5 (0.76%) C
12 5 (0.76%) PHP
13 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.46%) VBScript
14 3 (0.46%) XPath
15 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 59 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (6.40%) SC Cleared
4 40 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (5.64%) Degree
6 32 (4.88%) CCNA
7 27 (4.12%) MCP
8 25 (3.81%) MCSE
9 18 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (2.74%) MCSA
10 16 (2.44%) DV Cleared
11 14 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.68%) CEH
13 10 (1.52%) A+ Certification
13 10 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
14 9 (1.37%) CISSP
15 7 (1.07%) CCNP
16 5 (0.76%) MCITP
17 4 (0.61%) CISM
18 3 (0.46%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.77%) SLA
2 16 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (0.91%) NIST
4 6 (0.91%) QA
5 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.76%) NCSC
6 3 (0.46%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 377 (57.47%) Active Directory
2 205 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (24.85%) Hyper-V
4 43 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (4.88%) vSphere
6 27 (4.12%) XenApp
7 26 (3.96%) Docker
8 22 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.37%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.76%) NFS
11 5 (0.76%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.61%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.30%) pfSense
14 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 77 (11.74%) SCCM
2 74 (11.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (5.03%) Ansible
4 26 (3.96%) Terraform
5 25 (3.81%) SCVMM
6 23 (3.51%) Kubernetes
7 21 (3.20%) vCenter Server
8 17 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (1.98%) Puppet
10 12 (1.83%) SCOrch
11 11 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (1.68%) WSUS
12 10 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (1.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 9 (1.37%) Grafana
14 7 (1.07%) Consul
14 7 (1.07%) Graylog
14 7 (1.07%) Icinga
14 7 (1.07%) Prometheus
14 7 (1.07%) vRealize
Vendors
1 360 (54.88%) Microsoft
2 313 (47.71%) VMware
3 142 (21.65%) Cisco
4 89 (13.57%) Citrix
5 51 (7.77%) Veeam
6 47 (7.16%) Meraki
7 34 (5.18%) NetApp
8 33 (5.03%) Oracle
8 33 (5.03%) Sophos
9 29 (4.42%) HP
10 25 (3.81%) Dell
11 24 (3.66%) Red Hat
12 21 (3.20%) IBM
13 15 (2.29%) Google
14 14 (2.13%) ESET
14 14 (2.13%) SonicWALL
15 13 (1.98%) SAP
15 13 (1.98%) SolarWinds
16 12 (1.83%) ServiceNow
16 12 (1.83%) Sitecore