Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > South East
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 51 44
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 575 1,036 1,438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.62% 5.03% 5.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.44% 21.07% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 515 856 1,238
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,000 £28,938 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,810 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +19.49% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £65,600 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 2,682 4,916 6,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.54% 23.88% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,169 4,092 5,518
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £24,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,188 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £61,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 11 April 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 11 April 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 +14 201 £45,000 +12.50% 32
Hampshire -7 145 £40,000 +14.29% 22
Surrey -2 130 £48,000 +28.00% 9
Berkshire -22 74 £42,500 +8.97% 9
Oxfordshire +26 69 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Buckinghamshire +31 58 £54,000 +14.89% 15
East Sussex +9 32 £50,000 +63.93% 5
Kent -12 30 £36,250 -3.33% 11
West Sussex -44 27 £37,500 -1.32% 10
Sussex - 7 £40,000 -
Middlesex -1 3 £50,000 +92.31%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 569 (98.96%) Windows
2 337 (58.61%) Active Directory
3 327 (56.87%) Microsoft
4 289 (50.26%) VMware
5 278 (48.35%) Azure
5 278 (48.35%) Microsoft 365
6 186 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 157 (27.30%) Firewall
8 153 (26.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 149 (25.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 146 (25.39%) Hyper-V
11 134 (23.30%) Windows Server 2016
12 132 (22.96%) SQL Server
13 123 (21.39%) PowerShell
14 122 (21.22%) AWS
15 121 (21.04%) DNS
16 114 (19.83%) ITIL
17 113 (19.65%) Cisco
18 106 (18.43%) DevOps
18 106 (18.43%) Windows 10
19 102 (17.74%) Linux
20 99 (17.22%) MS Exchange
21 98 (17.04%) SCCM
22 94 (16.35%) Azure Active Directory
23 85 (14.78%) DHCP
24 79 (13.74%) Data Centre
25 78 (13.57%) Microsoft Intune
25 78 (13.57%) TCP/IP
25 78 (13.57%) SQL
26 77 (13.39%) Citrix

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 99 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 67 (11.65%) SharePoint
3 66 (11.48%) IIS
4 20 (3.48%) CMS
5 17 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.26%) EPiServer
8 11 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.91%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.57%) Confluence
9 9 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.39%) Kentico
10 8 (1.39%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.87%) Apache
11 5 (0.87%) WordPress
12 4 (0.70%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.70%) nginx
12 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.52%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 278 (48.35%) Azure
1 278 (48.35%) Microsoft 365
2 122 (21.22%) AWS
3 94 (16.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 49 (8.52%) IaaS
5 42 (7.30%) PaaS
5 42 (7.30%) SaaS
6 15 (2.61%) OneDrive
7 13 (2.26%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
9 7 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.04%) Google Workspace
11 5 (0.87%) Azure Functions
11 5 (0.87%) Logic Apps
11 5 (0.87%) Serverless
12 4 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.70%) SonarCloud
13 3 (0.52%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.52%) GitHub
13 3 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 157 (27.30%) Firewall
2 121 (21.04%) DNS
3 85 (14.78%) DHCP
4 78 (13.57%) TCP/IP
5 73 (12.70%) SAN
6 55 (9.57%) WAN
7 49 (8.52%) VPN
8 45 (7.83%) LAN
9 33 (5.74%) VoIP
10 26 (4.52%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (4.52%) VLAN
11 17 (2.96%) Remote Desktop
12 15 (2.61%) IP Telephony
12 15 (2.61%) Unified Communications
12 15 (2.61%) Wireless
13 14 (2.43%) Skype
14 12 (2.09%) Network Security
15 10 (1.74%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.57%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.70%) MySQL
6 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.35%) Power BI
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.17%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 29 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 13 (2.26%) Bitbucket
3 13 (2.26%) JIRA
4 12 (2.09%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.91%) Artifactory
6 9 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.57%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.39%) GitLab
7 8 (1.39%) SonarQube
8 6 (1.04%) Maven
9 4 (0.70%) JUnit
9 4 (0.70%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.52%) Ant
10 3 (0.52%) Gradle
10 3 (0.52%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.17%) LINQPad
12 1 (0.17%) Postman
General
1 43 (7.48%) Finance
2 9 (1.57%) Marketing
3 8 (1.39%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.04%) Billing
5 6 (1.04%) Legal
6 5 (0.87%) Automotive
6 5 (0.87%) Banking
6 5 (0.87%) Local Government
7 4 (0.70%) Games
8 3 (0.52%) Advertising
8 3 (0.52%) Electronics
9 2 (0.35%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Retail
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (14.43%) Support Engineer
3 78 (13.57%) IT Engineer
4 70 (12.17%) IT Support
5 57 (9.91%) Analyst
6 45 (7.83%) Developer
7 44 (7.65%) Administrator
8 39 (6.78%) IT Support Engineer
9 36 (6.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 32 (5.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 32 (5.57%) Support Analyst
11 27 (4.70%) IT Analyst
12 26 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
14 24 (4.17%) IT Administrator
15 23 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
15 23 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
16 21 (3.65%) Software Developer
17 20 (3.48%) Technical Leader
18 19 (3.30%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.78%) .NET
2 32 (5.57%) HTML
3 29 (5.04%) CSS
4 26 (4.52%) .NET Core
5 22 (3.83%) AngularJS
6 14 (2.43%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.91%) Web Services
8 10 (1.74%) jQuery
8 10 (1.74%) XML
9 9 (1.57%) HTML5
10 8 (1.39%) CSS3
11 6 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.87%) Middleware
12 5 (0.87%) SAML
12 5 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (0.70%) J2EE
13 4 (0.70%) Struts
13 4 (0.70%) XHTML
13 4 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 79 (13.74%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.74%) Public Cloud
3 26 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.48%) Replication
6 19 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.91%) Clustering
9 10 (1.74%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.74%) PKI
10 9 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.39%) iSeries
11 8 (1.39%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.70%) Life Science
14 3 (0.52%) CCTV
14 3 (0.52%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.52%) HP Storage
14 3 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 569 (98.96%) Windows
2 153 (26.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 134 (23.30%) Windows Server 2016
4 106 (18.43%) Windows 10
5 102 (17.74%) Linux
6 66 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (11.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 24 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 19 (3.30%) Android
9 16 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.61%) Unix
10 15 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (2.26%) Windows 8
12 12 (2.09%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.74%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.04%) CentOS
16 5 (0.87%) VMS
17 3 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (25.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 114 (19.83%) ITIL
3 106 (18.43%) DevOps
4 62 (10.78%) Migration
5 46 (8.00%) Project Delivery
6 45 (7.83%) Infrastructure as Code
7 42 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 38 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (4.87%) E-Commerce
11 27 (4.70%) Service Delivery
12 26 (4.52%) Cybersecurity
12 26 (4.52%) Problem Management
13 25 (4.35%) Incident Management
14 24 (4.17%) Project Management
15 23 (4.00%) Load Balancing
16 21 (3.65%) Service Management
17 20 (3.48%) Configuration Management
17 20 (3.48%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 123 (21.39%) PowerShell
2 78 (13.57%) SQL
3 41 (7.13%) C#
4 24 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.09%) VB.NET
6 11 (1.91%) Java
6 11 (1.91%) VB
7 10 (1.74%) PHP
7 10 (1.74%) Python
8 7 (1.22%) Perl
8 7 (1.22%) Ruby
8 7 (1.22%) VBScript
9 6 (1.04%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.70%) C
11 4 (0.70%) C++
11 4 (0.70%) XPath
12 3 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (8.17%) Security Cleared
2 46 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (6.78%) Degree
4 38 (6.61%) SC Cleared
5 37 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (6.26%) CCNA
7 27 (4.70%) MCSE
8 26 (4.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (4.00%) MCP
10 19 (3.30%) MCSA
11 11 (1.91%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.74%) CEH
13 9 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.39%) CISSP
15 7 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
16 6 (1.04%) APMP
17 5 (0.87%) CCNP
17 5 (0.87%) MCITP
18 4 (0.70%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.96%) SLA
2 20 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.22%) GDPR
3 7 (1.22%) QA
4 6 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.87%) NIST
6 2 (0.35%) NCSC
7 1 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 337 (58.61%) Active Directory
2 186 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (25.39%) Hyper-V
4 45 (7.83%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (5.22%) Docker
6 29 (5.04%) vSphere
7 19 (3.30%) XenApp
8 16 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (1.04%) NFS
11 6 (1.04%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.87%) Firmware
13 4 (0.70%) pfSense
14 3 (0.52%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.35%) GPFS
15 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 98 (17.04%) SCCM
2 78 (13.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (6.43%) SCVMM
4 24 (4.17%) Ansible
5 23 (4.00%) Terraform
6 17 (2.96%) Kubernetes
7 15 (2.61%) Puppet
8 14 (2.43%) WSUS
9 10 (1.74%) Jamf Pro
9 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (1.74%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.57%) SCOM
11 8 (1.39%) Consul
11 8 (1.39%) Grafana
11 8 (1.39%) Graylog
11 8 (1.39%) Icinga
11 8 (1.39%) Prometheus
12 7 (1.22%) SCOrch
12 7 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 327 (56.87%) Microsoft
2 289 (50.26%) VMware
3 113 (19.65%) Cisco
4 77 (13.39%) Citrix
5 62 (10.78%) Veeam
6 43 (7.48%) Meraki
7 39 (6.78%) HP
8 28 (4.87%) Dell
9 27 (4.70%) Sophos
10 21 (3.65%) IBM
11 20 (3.48%) Oracle
12 18 (3.13%) EMC
13 17 (2.96%) ServiceNow
13 17 (2.96%) SolarWinds
14 16 (2.78%) NetApp
15 14 (2.43%) Google
15 14 (2.43%) Symantec
16 12 (2.09%) Avaya
16 12 (2.09%) Red Hat
16 12 (2.09%) Splunk