Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 52 41
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 733 408 1,477
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.19% 5.04% 5.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.65% 20.99% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 621 322 1,301
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £50,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

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 3,730 1,944 6,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.32% 24.01% 25.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,525 1,622 5,496
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £36,000 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £47,500 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.11% +9.20% +2.35%
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -31 243 £45,000 -5.26% 52
Hampshire -39 237 £37,500 +4.17% 40
Surrey -2 151 £39,000 -13.33% 40
Berkshire -55 98 £48,000 +28.00% 25
Buckinghamshire -4 81 £45,250 -6.70% 20
Oxfordshire -12 64 £36,000 -24.21% 7
West Sussex -2 39 £37,500 +1.35% 7
East Sussex -19 30 £55,000 +107.55% 8
Kent -20 27 £36,040 -3.89% 13
Home Counties - 1 £44,000 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 725 (98.91%) Windows
2 442 (60.30%) Microsoft
3 401 (54.71%) Active Directory
4 364 (49.66%) Microsoft 365
5 359 (48.98%) Azure
6 340 (46.38%) VMware
7 229 (31.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 197 (26.88%) Firewall
9 173 (23.60%) SQL Server
10 166 (22.65%) Linux
11 164 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 163 (22.24%) PowerShell
13 161 (21.96%) Hyper-V
14 159 (21.69%) Windows 10
15 147 (20.05%) Windows Server 2016
16 145 (19.78%) ITIL
17 144 (19.65%) DNS
18 140 (19.10%) Cisco
18 140 (19.10%) Social Skills
19 138 (18.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 130 (17.74%) Security Cleared
21 127 (17.33%) VPN
22 126 (17.19%) AWS
23 119 (16.23%) MS Exchange
23 119 (16.23%) SQL
24 118 (16.10%) Data Centre
25 117 (15.96%) Windows Server 2019
26 115 (15.69%) DHCP
27 114 (15.55%) SharePoint
28 105 (14.32%) DevOps

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
1 119 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 114 (15.55%) SharePoint
3 90 (12.28%) IIS
4 35 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.32%) CMS
5 17 (2.32%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (2.05%) Confluence
7 12 (1.64%) WordPress
8 11 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.50%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.23%) Apache
9 9 (1.23%) nginx
10 6 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.82%) EPiServer
10 6 (0.82%) Kentico
10 6 (0.82%) LiveCycle
10 6 (0.82%) SAS
10 6 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 93 (12.69%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.82%) MicroStation
4 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.82%) Revit
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.50%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.41%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 364 (49.66%) Microsoft 365
2 359 (48.98%) Azure
3 126 (17.19%) AWS
4 90 (12.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (5.32%) IaaS
6 38 (5.18%) OneDrive
7 36 (4.91%) PaaS
8 33 (4.50%) SaaS
9 30 (4.09%) Mimecast
10 24 (3.27%) Power Platform
11 11 (1.50%) GCP
11 11 (1.50%) Power Automate
11 11 (1.50%) PowerApps
12 7 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.95%) Datadog
13 4 (0.55%) Azure Storage
13 4 (0.55%) Dropbox
14 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 197 (26.88%) Firewall
2 144 (19.65%) DNS
3 127 (17.33%) VPN
4 115 (15.69%) DHCP
5 71 (9.69%) LAN
6 68 (9.28%) WAN
7 62 (8.46%) SAN
8 61 (8.32%) TCP/IP
9 43 (5.87%) VoIP
10 42 (5.73%) VLAN
11 28 (3.82%) Internet
12 26 (3.55%) Unified Communications
13 23 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (3.00%) SSL
15 21 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
16 18 (2.46%) Network Security
17 17 (2.32%) Wireless
18 15 (2.05%) NAS
19 13 (1.77%) IP Telephony
19 13 (1.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.50%) RDBMS
3 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.36%) Power BI
5 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.09%) Redis
6 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.68%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.55%) Big Data
10 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.55%) MySQL
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.14%) JIRA
3 21 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
3 21 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.95%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.68%) JUnit
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.55%) Ant
8 4 (0.55%) Maven
8 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.41%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.27%) Browser DevTools
11 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.14%) Mockito
11 1 (0.14%) NUnit
General
1 140 (19.10%) Social Skills
2 67 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (8.59%) Finance
4 42 (5.73%) Public Sector
5 38 (5.18%) Presentation Skills
6 29 (3.96%) Legal
7 20 (2.73%) Electronics
8 19 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (2.46%) Back Office
10 17 (2.32%) Marketing
10 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
11 15 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (1.50%) Military
13 9 (1.23%) Retail
14 8 (1.09%) Banking
14 8 (1.09%) Law
15 7 (0.95%) Local Government
15 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.55%) Police
Job Titles
1 126 (17.19%) Support Engineer
2 107 (14.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 73 (9.96%) IT Engineer
4 72 (9.82%) IT Support
5 66 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 64 (8.73%) Administrator
7 62 (8.46%) Analyst
8 55 (7.50%) Support Analyst
8 55 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
9 51 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
9 51 (6.96%) IT Manager
10 49 (6.68%) IT Support Engineer
11 46 (6.28%) Consultant
12 42 (5.73%) Developer
13 39 (5.32%) Server Engineer
14 36 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 36 (4.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 36 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
14 36 (4.91%) Infrastructure Support
15 34 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.78%) .NET
2 31 (4.23%) HTML
3 28 (3.82%) CSS
4 25 (3.41%) ASP.NET
5 21 (2.86%) .NET Core
6 18 (2.46%) jQuery
7 17 (2.32%) AngularJS
7 17 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (2.18%) REST
9 14 (1.91%) XML
10 13 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (1.50%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (1.23%) JSON
12 9 (1.23%) Web Services
13 8 (1.09%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.95%) React
14 7 (0.95%) YAML
15 6 (0.82%) CSS3
15 6 (0.82%) Entity Framework
15 6 (0.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 118 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 64 (8.73%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (6.82%) Driving Licence
4 35 (4.77%) Linux Command Line
5 27 (3.68%) Public Cloud
6 21 (2.86%) Replication
7 19 (2.59%) User Experience
8 17 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (2.05%) PKI
10 14 (1.91%) Clustering
11 12 (1.64%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.36%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.68%) EPoS
15 5 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
15 5 (0.68%) Smartphone
16 4 (0.55%) Online Banking
16 4 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
17 3 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 725 (98.91%) Windows
2 166 (22.65%) Linux
3 164 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 159 (21.69%) Windows 10
5 147 (20.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 117 (15.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 93 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (5.05%) Android
8 37 (5.05%) Windows 7
9 32 (4.37%) Ubuntu
10 26 (3.55%) Apple iOS
11 21 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (2.59%) Unix
13 17 (2.32%) Windows 8
14 16 (2.18%) VMS
15 15 (2.05%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.68%) CentOS
17 5 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (19.78%) ITIL
2 138 (18.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 105 (14.32%) DevOps
4 91 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (11.73%) Project Management
6 70 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
7 55 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 41 (5.59%) Mentoring
9 40 (5.46%) Migration
10 37 (5.05%) Computer Science
10 37 (5.05%) Service Delivery
11 36 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
12 32 (4.37%) Change Management
12 32 (4.37%) Coaching
12 32 (4.37%) Infrastructure as Code
13 31 (4.23%) PRINCE2
14 29 (3.96%) Presales
15 28 (3.82%) Incident Management
15 28 (3.82%) Network Management
15 28 (3.82%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 163 (22.24%) PowerShell
2 119 (16.23%) SQL
3 57 (7.78%) C#
4 40 (5.46%) Python
5 35 (4.77%) Java
6 32 (4.37%) JavaScript
7 24 (3.27%) Bash Shell
8 16 (2.18%) TypeScript
9 12 (1.64%) Ruby
10 11 (1.50%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.23%) C++
12 8 (1.09%) PHP
12 8 (1.09%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.82%) Perl
14 4 (0.55%) C
14 4 (0.55%) R
14 4 (0.55%) XPath
15 3 (0.41%) VBScript
16 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 130 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 75 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 64 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (7.37%) Degree
5 31 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (3.68%) MCSE
7 24 (3.27%) CCNA
7 24 (3.27%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.32%) A+ Certification
8 17 (2.32%) MCSA
9 12 (1.64%) MCP
10 11 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.36%) CISSP
11 10 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.09%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (0.68%) HND
13 5 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (11.60%) SLA
2 33 (4.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.55%) NCSC
5 3 (0.41%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) NIST
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.41%) QA
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 401 (54.71%) Active Directory
2 229 (31.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (21.96%) Hyper-V
4 51 (6.96%) vSphere
5 34 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (3.68%) XenApp
7 23 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
10 17 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (1.77%) XenDesktop
12 12 (1.64%) VirtualBox
13 8 (1.09%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.82%) Docker
14 6 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.55%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.55%) Firmware
16 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 99 (13.51%) SCCM
2 92 (12.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 45 (6.14%) Ansible
4 39 (5.32%) Terraform
5 32 (4.37%) Kubernetes
6 30 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.46%) Puppet
7 18 (2.46%) WSUS
8 17 (2.32%) vCenter Server
9 12 (1.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 10 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (1.09%) Grafana
12 8 (1.09%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.09%) SCOM
12 8 (1.09%) vRealize
13 7 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.95%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.82%) CSIRT
14 6 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 442 (60.30%) Microsoft
2 340 (46.38%) VMware
3 140 (19.10%) Cisco
4 78 (10.64%) Citrix
5 45 (6.14%) Oracle
6 43 (5.87%) Meraki
7 37 (5.05%) Veeam
8 32 (4.37%) NetApp
9 29 (3.96%) SAP
10 25 (3.41%) Sophos
11 24 (3.27%) Dell
12 19 (2.59%) Google
13 17 (2.32%) Sitecore
14 16 (2.18%) Red Hat
15 15 (2.05%) Hitachi
15 15 (2.05%) HP
16 14 (1.91%) Sage
16 14 (1.91%) Splunk
17 13 (1.77%) Intel
17 13 (1.77%) Juniper