Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 44 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 476 1,247 1,397
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.81% 5.39% 5.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.24% 21.41% 20.95%
Number of salaries quoted 479 1,115 1,238
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £61,975
England median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% -

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 2,241 5,825 6,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.66% 25.18% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,820 4,892 5,556
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +19 159 £45,000 +12.50% 37
Hampshire -5 136 £38,000 +8.57% 17
Surrey -2 98 £50,000 +53.85% 15
Berkshire -13 63 £42,500 +2.41% 19
Oxfordshire +43 61 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Buckinghamshire +27 35 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Kent 0 28 £35,000 - 6
West Sussex -49 27 £33,500 -12.99% 2
East Sussex +2 21 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Middlesex +8 4 £50,000 +66.67% 3
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 476 (100.00%) Windows
2 289 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 272 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 225 (47.27%) VMware
4 225 (47.27%) Office 365
5 198 (41.60%) Azure
6 145 (30.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 124 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 119 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 110 (23.11%) SQL Server
10 108 (22.69%) PowerShell
11 102 (21.43%) DNS
12 101 (21.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 98 (20.59%) Firewall
14 93 (19.54%) Windows Server 2016
15 89 (18.70%) ITIL
16 87 (18.28%) AWS
17 85 (17.86%) MS Exchange
18 84 (17.65%) SCCM
19 83 (17.44%) SQL
20 74 (15.55%) DevOps
21 73 (15.34%) Cisco
22 71 (14.92%) SAN
22 71 (14.92%) Azure Active Directory
23 70 (14.71%) Citrix
24 68 (14.29%) DHCP
25 65 (13.66%) Windows 10
26 62 (13.03%) Windows Server 2008
27 61 (12.82%) Security Cleared
28 58 (12.18%) Data Centre

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 85 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 47 (9.87%) IIS
4 21 (4.41%) CMS
5 19 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (3.36%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (2.73%) EPiServer
8 10 (2.10%) Confluence
8 10 (2.10%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.47%) Kentico
11 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.05%) Apache
12 5 (1.05%) Headless CMS
13 4 (0.84%) nginx
14 3 (0.63%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (8.40%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 225 (47.27%) Office 365
2 198 (41.60%) Azure
3 87 (18.28%) AWS
4 71 (14.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 44 (9.24%) IaaS
6 39 (8.19%) SaaS
7 33 (6.93%) PaaS
8 22 (4.62%) OneDrive
9 15 (3.15%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (0.84%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.84%) Logic Apps
11 4 (0.84%) Serverless
12 3 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.63%) GitHub
12 3 (0.63%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.63%) SonarCloud
13 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (21.43%) DNS
2 98 (20.59%) Firewall
3 71 (14.92%) SAN
4 68 (14.29%) DHCP
5 44 (9.24%) TCP/IP
6 37 (7.77%) VoIP
7 35 (7.35%) VPN
8 29 (6.09%) LAN
9 26 (5.46%) WAN
10 24 (5.04%) VLAN
11 18 (3.78%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (3.78%) Skype
12 17 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (3.15%) IP Telephony
14 11 (2.31%) MPLS
15 10 (2.10%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.89%) iSCSI
17 8 (1.68%) Broadband
17 8 (1.68%) Internet
17 8 (1.68%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (23.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (0.63%) GIS
6 3 (0.63%) QGIS
6 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.42%) Power BI
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.21%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.57%) JIRA
3 10 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.89%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.47%) Artifactory
6 7 (1.47%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.26%) JUnit
7 6 (1.26%) Maven
7 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.84%) GitLab
8 4 (0.84%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.63%) Ant
9 3 (0.63%) Gradle
9 3 (0.63%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.21%) LINQPad
10 1 (0.21%) Selenium
10 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (8.40%) Finance
2 12 (2.52%) Marketing
3 11 (2.31%) Military
4 7 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.05%) Games
5 5 (1.05%) Retail
5 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.84%) Advertising
6 4 (0.84%) Banking
6 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.42%) Automotive
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Police
Job Titles
1 84 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 73 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (10.71%) IT Engineer
4 46 (9.66%) IT Support
5 43 (9.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 37 (7.77%) Analyst
7 32 (6.72%) Windows Engineer
8 31 (6.51%) Administrator
9 27 (5.67%) Developer
9 27 (5.67%) Server Engineer
10 24 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
10 24 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
11 22 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 21 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
13 20 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 20 (4.20%) Infrastructure Manager
13 20 (4.20%) VMware Engineer
14 19 (3.99%) Windows Server Engineer
15 18 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
16 16 (3.36%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.30%) .NET
2 24 (5.04%) HTML
3 23 (4.83%) CSS
4 14 (2.94%) .NET Core
5 13 (2.73%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.31%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.89%) Web Services
8 8 (1.68%) XML
9 6 (1.26%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (1.26%) Apache Camel
9 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.26%) J2EE
9 6 (1.26%) Spring
9 6 (1.26%) Struts
9 6 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (1.26%) XSLT
10 5 (1.05%) HTML5
10 5 (1.05%) jQuery
11 4 (0.84%) JSON
11 4 (0.84%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.18%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.41%) Public Cloud
4 20 (4.20%) Driving Licence
5 17 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.15%) Replication
7 14 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.31%) Clustering
9 10 (2.10%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.68%) iSeries
10 8 (1.68%) PKI
11 5 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.84%) User Experience
12 4 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.63%) CCTV
13 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.63%) PMI
13 3 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.42%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 476 (100.00%) Windows
2 124 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 93 (19.54%) Windows Server 2016
4 65 (13.66%) Windows 10
5 62 (13.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (11.97%) Linux
7 45 (9.45%) Windows Server 2019
8 29 (6.09%) Windows 7
9 21 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 13 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.10%) Android
12 8 (1.68%) Unix
13 5 (1.05%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.63%) CentOS
15 3 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (21.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 89 (18.70%) ITIL
3 74 (15.55%) DevOps
4 42 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (6.93%) Project Delivery
7 32 (6.72%) Infrastructure as Code
8 28 (5.88%) Migration
9 27 (5.67%) Service Delivery
10 23 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (4.83%) Service Management
11 22 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (4.62%) Technology Roadmap
12 20 (4.20%) Information Security
13 19 (3.99%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (3.99%) ERP
13 19 (3.99%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.99%) Project Management
14 18 (3.78%) Incident Management
14 18 (3.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.69%) PowerShell
2 83 (17.44%) SQL
3 29 (6.09%) C#
4 25 (5.25%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.99%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.52%) Python
7 10 (2.10%) Java
7 10 (2.10%) PHP
7 10 (2.10%) VB
8 8 (1.68%) Perl
9 6 (1.26%) XPath
10 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.05%) Ruby
10 5 (1.05%) VBScript
11 3 (0.63%) C++
12 2 (0.42%) C
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (6.09%) Degree
5 23 (4.83%) MCSE
6 22 (4.62%) CCNA
6 22 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (4.62%) DV Cleared
7 18 (3.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.31%) MCSA
9 11 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.05%) CISSP
11 5 (1.05%) MCITP
12 4 (0.84%) MCP
12 4 (0.84%) MCTS
12 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.63%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.35%) SLA
2 26 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.73%) GDPR
4 6 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (1.05%) QA
6 3 (0.63%) NIST
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 289 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 145 (30.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 46 (9.66%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (5.46%) vSphere
6 21 (4.41%) Docker
7 17 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (1.47%) Firmware
8 7 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.47%) XenApp
9 5 (1.05%) NFS
9 5 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.63%) GPFS
11 3 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.63%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.63%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.42%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 84 (17.65%) SCCM
2 49 (10.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (6.09%) SCVMM
4 20 (4.20%) WSUS
5 18 (3.78%) SCOM
6 16 (3.36%) Ansible
7 13 (2.73%) Terraform
8 11 (2.31%) Puppet
9 9 (1.89%) Kubernetes
9 9 (1.89%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.68%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.47%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.05%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.84%) Consul
14 4 (0.84%) Grafana
14 4 (0.84%) Graylog
14 4 (0.84%) Icinga
14 4 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (0.84%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 272 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 225 (47.27%) VMware
3 73 (15.34%) Cisco
4 70 (14.71%) Citrix
5 42 (8.82%) Veeam
6 30 (6.30%) HP
7 21 (4.41%) Meraki
8 20 (4.20%) Dell
9 19 (3.99%) EMC
9 19 (3.99%) Oracle
10 14 (2.94%) IBM
11 12 (2.52%) Symantec
12 11 (2.31%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.10%) ServiceNow
14 9 (1.89%) Forcepoint
14 9 (1.89%) NetApp
14 9 (1.89%) Sitecore
15 8 (1.68%) Splunk
16 7 (1.47%) Sophos
17 6 (1.26%) Avaya