Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > South East
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 45 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 1,062 1,435 1,955
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.06% 5.36% 6.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.09% 21.42% 23.20%
Number of salaries quoted 892 1,293 1,778
Median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -9.09%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5,036 6,699 8,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.00% 25.04% 26.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4,126 5,456 7,071
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,375 £24,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 -30 312 £43,500 +8.75% 61
Hampshire +3 295 £35,000 - 41
Surrey -2 211 £37,500 -9.09% 23
Berkshire -16 185 £43,000 +1.18% 24
West Sussex +14 111 £38,500 +2.67% 8
Kent +19 69 £35,000 -4.11% 17
Buckinghamshire -26 66 £47,000 +25.33% 10
Oxfordshire -12 61 £41,500 +18.57% 27
East Sussex +40 60 £34,000 +8.44% 3
Middlesex - 1 £26,000 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 1,060 (99.81%) Windows
2 600 (56.50%) Active Directory
3 566 (53.30%) Microsoft
4 481 (45.29%) Office 365
5 450 (42.37%) VMware
6 402 (37.85%) Azure
7 297 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 285 (26.84%) Firewall
9 274 (25.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 261 (24.58%) Windows Server 2016
11 257 (24.20%) Hyper-V
12 255 (24.01%) Linux
13 252 (23.73%) Windows 10
14 247 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 239 (22.50%) SQL Server
16 230 (21.66%) PowerShell
17 228 (21.47%) SQL
18 224 (21.09%) Cisco
19 204 (19.21%) MS Exchange
20 201 (18.93%) DNS
21 196 (18.46%) ITIL
22 170 (16.01%) DHCP
23 158 (14.88%) AWS
24 153 (14.41%) SCCM
25 148 (13.94%) Windows 7
26 146 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
27 137 (12.90%) Citrix
28 132 (12.43%) WAN
29 128 (12.05%) LAN
29 128 (12.05%) IIS

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
1 204 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 128 (12.05%) IIS
3 85 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 73 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 62 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (2.64%) Apache
7 24 (2.26%) Skype for Business
8 16 (1.51%) CMS
9 15 (1.41%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.22%) EPiServer
10 13 (1.22%) Kentico
10 13 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.85%) JBoss
13 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.47%) Confluence
15 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 116 (10.92%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.38%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.094%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.094%) Line 50
3 1 (0.094%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.094%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 481 (45.29%) Office 365
2 402 (37.85%) Azure
3 158 (14.88%) AWS
4 77 (7.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 75 (7.06%) SaaS
6 53 (4.99%) IaaS
6 53 (4.99%) PaaS
7 20 (1.88%) Akamai
8 19 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.60%) OneDrive
10 15 (1.41%) Power Platform
11 8 (0.75%) GCP
12 7 (0.66%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 6 (0.56%) Basecamp
13 6 (0.56%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 285 (26.84%) Firewall
2 201 (18.93%) DNS
3 170 (16.01%) DHCP
4 132 (12.43%) WAN
5 128 (12.05%) LAN
6 114 (10.73%) VPN
7 100 (9.42%) TCP/IP
8 76 (7.16%) VoIP
9 68 (6.40%) SAN
10 43 (4.05%) VLAN
11 42 (3.95%) Wireless
12 39 (3.67%) Skype
13 38 (3.58%) Internet
14 37 (3.48%) Network Security
15 32 (3.01%) NAS
16 27 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (2.35%) SSL
18 24 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
19 22 (2.07%) NetScaler
20 16 (1.51%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.17%) MySQL
3 20 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.85%) Power BI
10 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.75%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.56%) Big Data
12 6 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.56%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.47%) GIS
14 4 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.07%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 19 (1.79%) TeamCity
4 16 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.04%) JIRA
7 8 (0.75%) LINQPad
8 7 (0.66%) Fiddler
8 7 (0.66%) Postman
9 3 (0.28%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.28%) AutoIt
9 3 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.28%) Selenium
9 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.28%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.19%) MSI
10 2 (0.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 102 (9.60%) Finance
2 24 (2.26%) Retail
3 21 (1.98%) Automotive
4 19 (1.79%) Public Sector
5 16 (1.51%) Legal
6 15 (1.41%) Back Office
7 13 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.13%) Games
8 12 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.94%) Law
10 7 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.56%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.47%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.38%) Front Office
13 4 (0.38%) Military
14 3 (0.28%) Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Billing
14 3 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 188 (17.70%) Support Engineer
2 187 (17.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 184 (17.33%) IT Engineer
4 159 (14.97%) IT Support
5 131 (12.34%) Analyst
6 84 (7.91%) IT Support Engineer
7 77 (7.25%) Support Analyst
8 71 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 70 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
10 62 (5.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 51 (4.80%) IT Analyst
11 51 (4.80%) Windows Engineer
12 50 (4.71%) Developer
13 49 (4.61%) Administrator
14 45 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
15 44 (4.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 43 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
17 41 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 41 (3.86%) Server Engineer
18 39 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (7.16%) .NET
2 39 (3.67%) ASP.NET
3 32 (3.01%) .NET Framework
4 31 (2.92%) HTML
5 29 (2.73%) .NET Core
6 28 (2.64%) CSS
7 26 (2.45%) HTML5
7 26 (2.45%) XML
8 19 (1.79%) REST
8 19 (1.79%) Web Services
9 17 (1.60%) JSON
10 16 (1.51%) AngularJS
10 16 (1.51%) jQuery
11 15 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (1.32%) WPF
13 13 (1.22%) WinForms
14 12 (1.13%) PhoneGap
14 12 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (1.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 113 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 56 (5.27%) Management Information System
3 55 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (4.90%) Clustering
5 43 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (2.64%) Driving Licence
7 27 (2.54%) Public Cloud
8 26 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.98%) Private Cloud
10 19 (1.79%) Replication
11 18 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.04%) CMDB
13 11 (1.04%) PKI
14 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (0.85%) NHS
15 8 (0.75%) CCTV
16 5 (0.47%) Social Network
17 4 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
17 4 (0.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,060 (99.81%) Windows
2 274 (25.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 261 (24.58%) Windows Server 2016
4 255 (24.01%) Linux
5 252 (23.73%) Windows 10
6 148 (13.94%) Windows 7
7 146 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (6.69%) Windows 8
9 57 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (4.61%) Unix
11 34 (3.20%) Windows Server 2019
12 27 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (1.79%) CentOS
14 17 (1.60%) Debian
15 14 (1.32%) AIX
16 11 (1.04%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.94%) Android
17 10 (0.94%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.75%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 196 (18.46%) ITIL
3 125 (11.77%) DevOps
4 118 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 84 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (6.03%) Project Management
7 60 (5.65%) Migration
8 58 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 52 (4.90%) Change Management
9 52 (4.90%) Information Security
10 49 (4.61%) Project Delivery
11 46 (4.33%) Mentoring
12 40 (3.77%) Computer Science
12 40 (3.77%) Problem Management
13 38 (3.58%) Server Management
14 36 (3.39%) MVC
15 34 (3.20%) Cybersecurity
15 34 (3.20%) High Availability
16 33 (3.11%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (3.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 230 (21.66%) PowerShell
2 228 (21.47%) SQL
3 68 (6.40%) C#
4 49 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 36 (3.39%) Python
6 27 (2.54%) C
7 22 (2.07%) VBScript
8 18 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.60%) Java
10 16 (1.51%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.32%) C++
12 13 (1.22%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.94%) Ruby
14 10 (0.94%) VB
15 9 (0.85%) PHP
16 8 (0.75%) Perl
17 5 (0.47%) Go
17 5 (0.47%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (7.82%) Degree
3 71 (6.69%) Security Cleared
4 65 (6.12%) MCSE
5 53 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (4.24%) MCSA
7 42 (3.95%) CCNA
8 32 (3.01%) DV Cleared
9 29 (2.73%) SC Cleared
10 26 (2.45%) MCP
11 22 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.32%) MCITP
14 13 (1.22%) CCNP
15 9 (0.85%) A+ Certification
16 8 (0.75%) HND
16 8 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.56%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.56%) JNCIP
17 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.82%) SLA
2 19 (1.79%) QA
3 17 (1.60%) GDPR
4 16 (1.51%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.47%) COBIT
6 5 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.28%) NIST
8 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.19%) NCSC
8 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.094%) PMO
System Software
1 600 (56.50%) Active Directory
2 297 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 257 (24.20%) Hyper-V
4 67 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (4.43%) Docker
5 47 (4.43%) vSphere
6 40 (3.77%) XenApp
7 37 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (3.48%) Virtual Servers
8 33 (3.11%) XenDesktop
9 22 (2.07%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (1.41%) VirtualBox
11 12 (1.13%) DFS Replication
11 12 (1.13%) Firmware
11 12 (1.13%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.75%) NFS
14 7 (0.66%) KVM
15 6 (0.56%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 153 (14.41%) SCCM
2 61 (5.74%) SCOM
3 59 (5.56%) WSUS
4 51 (4.80%) Ansible
5 34 (3.20%) Terraform
6 33 (3.11%) Kubernetes
7 31 (2.92%) NetBackup
8 29 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (2.35%) Backup Exec
10 22 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (1.98%) SCVMM
12 20 (1.88%) Puppet
13 18 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
14 17 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
15 13 (1.22%) FortiGate
15 13 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (1.22%) vCenter Server
16 11 (1.04%) vRealize
17 8 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
18 7 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 566 (53.30%) Microsoft
2 450 (42.37%) VMware
3 224 (21.09%) Cisco
4 137 (12.90%) Citrix
5 118 (11.11%) HP
6 52 (4.90%) Dell
7 49 (4.61%) Oracle
8 45 (4.24%) Veeam
9 40 (3.77%) Meraki
10 38 (3.58%) NetApp
11 36 (3.39%) EMC
11 36 (3.39%) Symantec
12 29 (2.73%) Juniper
13 28 (2.64%) Red Hat
14 23 (2.17%) Splunk
15 22 (2.07%) IBM
16 18 (1.69%) Palo Alto
17 17 (1.60%) McAfee
18 15 (1.41%) 3PAR
18 15 (1.41%) WatchGuard