Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 237 203 228
Rank change year-on-year -34 +25 +117
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 577 999 1,279
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.26% 1.58% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.81% 6.93% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 430 797 1,046
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £22,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
75th Percentile £48,563 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

Windows Server 2016 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,927 14,417 20,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.63% 22.74% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8,003 11,689 15,800
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2016
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2016 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2016
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2016
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 12 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
South East -14 172 £45,000 +20.00% 24
North of England +28 148 £37,000 +5.71% 23
South West -6 104 £34,950 -0.14% 11
Midlands -43 90 £40,000 +6.67% 24
North West +8 72 £38,500 +6.94% 11
West Midlands +13 56 £40,000 +3.23% 17
Yorkshire +10 45 £33,750 +12.50% 10
East Midlands -31 37 £37,500 - 7
East of England -32 35 £41,500 +3.75% 9
North East +28 31 £29,250 -11.36% 2
Wales +35 16 £40,000 +42.86% 2
Scotland -40 15 £32,000 -8.57% 4
Channel Islands +2 1 £36,000 +44.00%
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2016.

1 574 (99.48%) Windows
2 451 (78.16%) Windows Server
3 395 (68.46%) Microsoft
4 382 (66.20%) Active Directory
5 363 (62.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 350 (60.66%) VMware
7 296 (51.30%) Azure
8 282 (48.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 267 (46.27%) Microsoft 365
10 226 (39.17%) Windows Server 2019
11 196 (33.97%) Firewall
12 195 (33.80%) PowerShell
13 186 (32.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 162 (28.08%) ITIL
15 161 (27.90%) DNS
16 158 (27.38%) Windows 10
17 154 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
18 151 (26.17%) Hyper-V
19 128 (22.18%) Linux
20 127 (22.01%) AWS
21 118 (20.45%) DHCP
22 106 (18.37%) Cisco
23 105 (18.20%) SQL Server
24 95 (16.46%) SAN
25 94 (16.29%) MS Exchange
26 93 (16.12%) SQL
27 92 (15.94%) Azure Active Directory
28 90 (15.60%) Security Cleared
29 89 (15.42%) Service Management
30 88 (15.25%) VMware ESXi

Windows Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 94 (16.29%) MS Exchange
2 50 (8.67%) Confluence
3 41 (7.11%) SharePoint
4 39 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.39%) IIS
9 6 (1.04%) WordPress
10 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.35%) Apache
12 2 (0.35%) nginx
13 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 79 (13.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 296 (51.30%) Azure
2 267 (46.27%) Microsoft 365
3 127 (22.01%) AWS
4 92 (15.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 75 (13.00%) IaaS
6 66 (11.44%) PaaS
7 61 (10.57%) SaaS
8 28 (4.85%) GCP
9 18 (3.12%) OneDrive
10 13 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.39%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.39%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.69%) Google Workspace
13 4 (0.69%) Logic Apps
14 3 (0.52%) OpenDNS
15 2 (0.35%) Power Automate
15 2 (0.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 196 (33.97%) Firewall
2 161 (27.90%) DNS
3 118 (20.45%) DHCP
4 95 (16.46%) SAN
5 80 (13.86%) VPN
6 70 (12.13%) VLAN
7 56 (9.71%) WAN
8 55 (9.53%) VoIP
9 51 (8.84%) LAN
10 49 (8.49%) TCP/IP
11 46 (7.97%) IPv4
12 36 (6.24%) Wireless
13 33 (5.72%) OSPF
14 28 (4.85%) NAS
15 27 (4.68%) Network Security
16 25 (4.33%) Skype
17 20 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (2.95%) Remote Desktop
19 16 (2.77%) VSAN
20 9 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (18.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 16 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (2.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (2.43%) MySQL
5 9 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2019
10 2 (0.35%) Power BI
10 2 (0.35%) Redis
11 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.17%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 55 (9.53%) Git (software)
2 50 (8.67%) JIRA
3 36 (6.24%) Subversion
4 9 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.87%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.69%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.52%) Gradle
9 3 (0.52%) Maven
10 1 (0.17%) Babel
10 1 (0.17%) GitLab
10 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.17%) MSI
10 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.17%) Rational Quality Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.17%) webpack
General
1 43 (7.45%) Finance
2 12 (2.08%) Automotive
2 12 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 11 (1.91%) Retail
4 9 (1.56%) Public Sector
4 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.21%) Legal
6 6 (1.04%) Back Office
6 6 (1.04%) Banking
6 6 (1.04%) Marketing
7 5 (0.87%) Electronics
8 4 (0.69%) Law
9 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.52%) Billing
10 2 (0.35%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Avionics
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 156 (27.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (14.90%) IT Engineer
3 83 (14.38%) IT Support
4 81 (14.04%) Support Engineer
5 65 (11.27%) Analyst
6 50 (8.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 47 (8.15%) IT Support Engineer
8 39 (6.76%) Administrator
9 31 (5.37%) Azure Engineer
9 31 (5.37%) Support Analyst
10 25 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (4.16%) Server Engineer
12 22 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
12 22 (3.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 20 (3.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 20 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
13 20 (3.47%) IT Analyst
13 20 (3.47%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (3.47%) Office 365 Engineer
13 20 (3.47%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.61%) Web Services
2 11 (1.91%) .NET
3 10 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.56%) COM
5 6 (1.04%) LAMP
5 6 (1.04%) REST
6 5 (0.87%) SOAP
7 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.69%) JSON
7 4 (0.69%) MDX
7 4 (0.69%) WAMP
7 4 (0.69%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.52%) CSS
8 3 (0.52%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.52%) Java EE
8 3 (0.52%) LDAP
8 3 (0.52%) Middleware
8 3 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 55 (9.53%) Public Cloud
3 39 (6.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 33 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.68%) Management Information System
6 23 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.77%) PKI
8 15 (2.60%) Replication
9 14 (2.43%) Clustering
10 12 (2.08%) Driving Licence
10 12 (2.08%) Life Science
10 12 (2.08%) Renewable Energy
11 11 (1.91%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.91%) iPad
11 11 (1.91%) iPhone
12 7 (1.21%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.87%) User Experience
14 5 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 574 (99.48%) Windows
2 451 (78.16%) Windows Server
3 363 (62.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 226 (39.17%) Windows Server 2019
5 158 (27.38%) Windows 10
6 154 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 128 (22.18%) Linux
8 63 (10.92%) Windows 7
9 59 (10.23%) CentOS
10 50 (8.67%) Ubuntu
11 34 (5.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (5.20%) Windows 8
13 22 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (3.47%) Android
15 10 (1.73%) Unix
16 9 (1.56%) Apple iOS
17 7 (1.21%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.35%) Debian
19 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (32.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 162 (28.08%) ITIL
3 89 (15.42%) Service Management
4 88 (15.25%) DevOps
5 81 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (10.23%) Configuration Management
7 58 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (10.05%) Infrastructure as Code
8 52 (9.01%) Task Automation
9 48 (8.32%) Scrum
10 46 (7.97%) DevSecOps
10 46 (7.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 46 (7.97%) Software Testing
11 45 (7.80%) Data Science
11 45 (7.80%) Machine Learning
11 45 (7.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 44 (7.63%) Cyber Intelligence
12 44 (7.63%) Migration
12 44 (7.63%) SDLC
13 42 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 195 (33.80%) PowerShell
2 93 (16.12%) SQL
3 60 (10.40%) Bash Shell
4 50 (8.67%) Python
5 19 (3.29%) T-SQL
6 18 (3.12%) C#
7 11 (1.91%) VBScript
8 7 (1.21%) Perl
9 6 (1.04%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.87%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.69%) C
11 4 (0.69%) R
11 4 (0.69%) VB
11 4 (0.69%) VBA
12 3 (0.52%) Java
12 3 (0.52%) PHP
13 2 (0.35%) Ruby
14 1 (0.17%) Groovy
14 1 (0.17%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 90 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 77 (13.34%) SC Cleared
3 42 (7.28%) Degree
4 40 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (4.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (4.16%) MCP
6 24 (4.16%) MCSE
7 22 (3.81%) CCNA
7 22 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (3.81%) MCSA
8 13 (2.25%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.39%) VCP6
12 6 (1.04%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.04%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.04%) MCTS
13 5 (0.87%) CEH
13 5 (0.87%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (10.05%) SLA
2 14 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (1.21%) GDPR
3 7 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.87%) PMO
5 3 (0.52%) NIST
5 3 (0.52%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 382 (66.20%) Active Directory
2 282 (48.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (26.17%) Hyper-V
4 88 (15.25%) VMware ESXi
5 60 (10.40%) Docker
6 42 (7.28%) vSphere
7 25 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (3.64%) XenApp
9 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 14 (2.43%) VMware NSX
10 13 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (1.73%) Xen
12 6 (1.04%) NFS
13 3 (0.52%) pfSense
13 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.35%) Btrfs
14 2 (0.35%) Ceph
14 2 (0.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 82 (14.21%) SCCM
2 77 (13.34%) Ansible
3 46 (7.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 46 (7.97%) Puppet
4 43 (7.45%) SCVMM
5 35 (6.07%) SCOM
6 28 (4.85%) Terraform
7 19 (3.29%) Kubernetes
8 17 (2.95%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (2.77%) Nagios
10 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (1.73%) Consul
11 10 (1.73%) Grafana
11 10 (1.73%) Graphite
11 10 (1.73%) Opsview
11 10 (1.73%) Packer
11 10 (1.73%) Prometheus
12 9 (1.56%) WSUS
13 7 (1.21%) SCOrch
13 7 (1.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 395 (68.46%) Microsoft
2 350 (60.66%) VMware
3 106 (18.37%) Cisco
4 78 (13.52%) Veeam
5 76 (13.17%) Citrix
6 38 (6.59%) Dell
7 31 (5.37%) HP
8 30 (5.20%) Google
8 30 (5.20%) SolarWinds
9 25 (4.33%) NetApp
10 24 (4.16%) ServiceNow
11 23 (3.99%) McAfee
11 23 (3.99%) Sophos
12 21 (3.64%) Red Hat
13 18 (3.12%) CommVault
14 17 (2.95%) SonicWALL
15 16 (2.77%) EMC
16 14 (2.43%) Apple
17 13 (2.25%) Symantec
18 12 (2.08%) Oracle