Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 70 57 47
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 762 478 1,237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.27% 4.82% 5.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.71% 21.27% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 665 416 1,075
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year - +16.44% -5.19%
75th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £67,000 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%

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 3,680 2,247 5,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.63% 22.66% 25.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,598 1,836 4,844
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -9 256 £42,000 -6.67% 69
Hampshire -29 203 £37,500 +1.32% 41
Surrey -14 169 £45,000 -2.70% 30
Berkshire +4 114 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Oxfordshire -13 75 £36,000 -15.29% 14
Buckinghamshire -21 67 £43,000 -14.00% 32
East Sussex +7 49 £55,000 +83.33% 9
West Sussex +27 42 £32,000 -4.48% 11
Kent -50 28 £40,750 +16.43% 13
Middlesex -1 5 £55,000 +10.00%
Sussex - 3 £60,000 - 2
Home Counties - 2 £67,000 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 756 (99.21%) Windows
2 460 (60.37%) Azure
3 449 (58.92%) Microsoft
4 436 (57.22%) Active Directory
5 405 (53.15%) Microsoft 365
6 319 (41.86%) VMware
7 208 (27.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 186 (24.41%) Firewall
9 180 (23.62%) Windows 10
10 168 (22.05%) Linux
11 160 (21.00%) SQL Server
12 154 (20.21%) AWS
13 152 (19.95%) Social Skills
14 151 (19.82%) ITIL
14 151 (19.82%) PowerShell
15 147 (19.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 142 (18.64%) Hyper-V
17 134 (17.59%) Azure Active Directory
18 118 (15.49%) Cisco
19 117 (15.35%) Data Centre
19 117 (15.35%) DevOps
20 114 (14.96%) DNS
21 109 (14.30%) Windows Server 2012
22 108 (14.17%) MS Exchange
23 103 (13.52%) SharePoint
24 101 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
24 101 (13.25%) Windows Server 2016
25 96 (12.60%) DHCP
26 94 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
27 93 (12.20%) SCCM

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
1 108 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 103 (13.52%) SharePoint
3 75 (9.84%) IIS
4 18 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (1.97%) CMS
6 13 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (1.57%) Apache
7 12 (1.57%) nginx
8 10 (1.31%) Confluence
8 10 (1.31%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.05%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.92%) EPiServer
10 7 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.79%) Kentico
11 6 (0.79%) LiveCycle
11 6 (0.79%) SAS
11 6 (0.79%) WordPress
12 5 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 101 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 460 (60.37%) Azure
2 405 (53.15%) Microsoft 365
3 154 (20.21%) AWS
4 134 (17.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (7.48%) IaaS
6 46 (6.04%) SaaS
7 30 (3.94%) OneDrive
8 28 (3.67%) PaaS
9 17 (2.23%) GCP
10 16 (2.10%) Azure Storage
11 14 (1.84%) Power Platform
12 11 (1.44%) Mimecast
13 10 (1.31%) Azure Sentinel
14 9 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (1.05%) Datadog
15 8 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.79%) Azure Monitor
17 4 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
18 3 (0.39%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 186 (24.41%) Firewall
2 114 (14.96%) DNS
3 96 (12.60%) DHCP
4 81 (10.63%) VPN
5 64 (8.40%) SAN
5 64 (8.40%) WAN
6 57 (7.48%) LAN
6 57 (7.48%) TCP/IP
7 46 (6.04%) VoIP
8 42 (5.51%) VLAN
9 38 (4.99%) Internet
10 28 (3.67%) Unified Communications
11 26 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (3.02%) Wireless
13 20 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
14 19 (2.49%) Network Security
15 18 (2.36%) SSL
16 13 (1.71%) PBX
17 11 (1.44%) SNMP
18 10 (1.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.49%) MySQL
3 13 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (1.57%) Redis
5 11 (1.44%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.31%) Power BI
7 9 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.18%) InfluxDB
7 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2019
11 4 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.52%) Big Data
11 4 (0.52%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 51 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.99%) Octopus Deploy
3 29 (3.81%) Visual Studio
4 20 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 17 (2.23%) JIRA
6 8 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.52%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.26%) Gradle
9 2 (0.26%) Maven
9 2 (0.26%) NUnit
9 2 (0.26%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.13%) JUnit
10 1 (0.13%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 152 (19.95%) Social Skills
2 77 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (10.10%) Finance
3 51 (6.69%) Telecoms
4 37 (4.86%) Presentation Skills
5 26 (3.41%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.49%) Public Sector
7 18 (2.36%) Back Office
8 17 (2.23%) Retail
9 16 (2.10%) Marketing
10 15 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
11 14 (1.84%) Electronics
11 14 (1.84%) Law
12 12 (1.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 10 (1.31%) Games
14 9 (1.18%) Billing
14 9 (1.18%) Local Government
14 9 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (1.05%) Banking
15 8 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 149 (19.55%) Support Engineer
2 125 (16.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 118 (15.49%) IT Engineer
4 99 (12.99%) Analyst
5 97 (12.73%) IT Support
6 71 (9.32%) Support Analyst
7 67 (8.79%) IT Support Engineer
8 51 (6.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 51 (6.69%) Consultant
9 50 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 42 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 42 (5.51%) Developer
10 42 (5.51%) IT Analyst
11 41 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
12 37 (4.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 36 (4.72%) Infrastructure Support
14 34 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 34 (4.46%) Administrator
15 33 (4.33%) Azure Engineer
15 33 (4.33%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.82%) .NET
2 38 (4.99%) ASP.NET
3 28 (3.67%) .NET Core
4 24 (3.15%) REST
5 23 (3.02%) AngularJS
6 21 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 20 (2.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (2.23%) HTML
9 14 (1.84%) CSS
10 13 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (1.31%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (1.18%) JSON
13 8 (1.05%) ARM Templates
13 8 (1.05%) YAML
14 7 (0.92%) HTML5
15 6 (0.79%) CSS3
15 6 (0.79%) X-Windows
16 5 (0.66%) Web Services
17 3 (0.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 117 (15.35%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.17%) Replication
3 45 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (5.25%) Public Cloud
5 25 (3.28%) Private Cloud
6 23 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (2.49%) Driving Licence
8 18 (2.36%) Clustering
9 16 (2.10%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.97%) Smartphone
11 12 (1.57%) Cyberattack
12 11 (1.44%) User Experience
13 10 (1.31%) CMDB
13 10 (1.31%) Cyber Defence
13 10 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.18%) Social Media
14 9 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.92%) PKI
16 5 (0.66%) iPad
16 5 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 756 (99.21%) Windows
2 180 (23.62%) Windows 10
3 168 (22.05%) Linux
4 109 (14.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (13.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 84 (11.02%) Windows Server 2019
7 78 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (7.87%) Windows 7
9 28 (3.67%) Windows 8
10 23 (3.02%) Android
11 19 (2.49%) Mac OS
12 17 (2.23%) Apple iOS
12 17 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (1.97%) Unix
14 13 (1.71%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.31%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.92%) VMS
17 7 (0.92%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.79%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (19.82%) ITIL
2 147 (19.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 117 (15.35%) DevOps
4 94 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (11.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 87 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
7 69 (9.06%) Project Management
8 53 (6.96%) Presales
9 46 (6.04%) CI/CD
10 44 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
10 44 (5.77%) Migration
11 41 (5.38%) Business Continuity
12 40 (5.25%) Mentoring
13 39 (5.12%) Network Management
14 38 (4.99%) Service Delivery
15 33 (4.33%) Change Management
16 29 (3.81%) MVC
17 28 (3.67%) Penetration Testing
18 24 (3.15%) Incident Management
18 24 (3.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 151 (19.82%) PowerShell
2 93 (12.20%) SQL
3 55 (7.22%) C#
4 49 (6.43%) Python
5 43 (5.64%) Bash
6 21 (2.76%) Java
7 15 (1.97%) Perl
8 14 (1.84%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.57%) PHP
10 10 (1.31%) Ruby
11 7 (0.92%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.66%) C
12 5 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.66%) R
13 4 (0.52%) C++
14 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.39%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.26%) VBA
15 2 (0.26%) VBScript
16 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 72 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 49 (6.43%) Degree
5 33 (4.33%) MCSE
6 22 (2.89%) CISSP
7 20 (2.62%) MCSA
8 19 (2.49%) CCNA
8 19 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (2.36%) MCP
10 15 (1.97%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.05%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.05%) HNC
13 8 (1.05%) HND
14 7 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.66%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.52%) MCITP
16 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (9.58%) SLA
2 46 (6.04%) Cyber Essentials
3 27 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (3.02%) PCI DSS
5 21 (2.76%) GDPR
5 21 (2.76%) NIST
6 11 (1.44%) QA
7 2 (0.26%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.26%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.26%) NCSC
System Software
1 436 (57.22%) Active Directory
2 208 (27.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (18.64%) Hyper-V
4 54 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (6.96%) vSphere
6 28 (3.67%) Virtual Servers
7 26 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (2.76%) XenApp
9 18 (2.36%) VMware Workstation
10 16 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.57%) Docker
12 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (1.18%) Firmware
13 9 (1.18%) KVM
13 9 (1.18%) Xen
13 9 (1.18%) XenDesktop
14 8 (1.05%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.66%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 93 (12.20%) SCCM
2 66 (8.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 60 (7.87%) Terraform
4 51 (6.69%) Ansible
5 43 (5.64%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (4.46%) Kubernetes
7 28 (3.67%) Puppet
8 20 (2.62%) vCenter Server
9 19 (2.49%) Grafana
10 17 (2.23%) SCOM
11 14 (1.84%) WSUS
12 11 (1.44%) NetBackup
12 11 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (1.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 9 (1.18%) Backup Exec
14 9 (1.18%) logstash
15 7 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
16 6 (0.79%) MobiControl
17 5 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
18 4 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 449 (58.92%) Microsoft
2 319 (41.86%) VMware
3 118 (15.49%) Cisco
4 71 (9.32%) Veeam
5 68 (8.92%) Citrix
6 43 (5.64%) HP
7 41 (5.38%) Dell
8 28 (3.67%) Oracle
9 23 (3.02%) NetApp
10 20 (2.62%) Meraki
10 20 (2.62%) Sophos
11 18 (2.36%) Google
11 18 (2.36%) SolarWinds
12 17 (2.23%) ServiceNow
13 16 (2.10%) SAP
14 15 (1.97%) Aruba
14 15 (1.97%) EMC
15 14 (1.84%) Mitel
16 13 (1.71%) Avaya
16 13 (1.71%) Sitecore