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 2019 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2019 over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 328 488 802
Rank change year-on-year +160 +314 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2019 354 275 71
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.77% 0.43% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 1.91% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 289 231 64
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,750 £22,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,375 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
75th Percentile £53,000 £43,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,500 £52,500 £48,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% -

Windows Server 2019 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 2019
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2019 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2019 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2019
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2019 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2019
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2019
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 2019 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
North of England +104 102 £38,000 +1.33% 26
South East +121 95 £49,750 +10.56% 18
Midlands +61 69 £38,000 +8.57% 27
West Midlands +65 44 £41,000 +2.50% 18
South West -24 42 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Yorkshire +36 40 £40,000 -4.76% 10
North West +51 37 £38,000 +38.18% 14
East of England +29 26 £57,500 +35.29% 6
North East +39 25 £29,250 -46.82% 2
East Midlands +17 25 £37,125 +6.07% 9
Wales +33 11 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Scotland - 9 £30,250 - 4
Windows Server 2019
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2019 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 2019.

1 352 (99.44%) Windows
2 269 (75.99%) Active Directory
3 258 (72.88%) Windows Server
4 239 (67.51%) VMware
5 238 (67.23%) Microsoft
6 226 (63.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 207 (58.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 203 (57.34%) Azure
9 198 (55.93%) Microsoft 365
10 177 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 147 (41.53%) Hyper-V
12 130 (36.72%) DNS
13 129 (36.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 118 (33.33%) Firewall
15 115 (32.49%) Windows 10
16 101 (28.53%) PowerShell
17 98 (27.68%) DHCP
18 95 (26.84%) Azure Active Directory
19 88 (24.86%) Cisco
20 82 (23.16%) SAN
21 76 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
22 72 (20.34%) MS Exchange
23 70 (19.77%) Veeam
24 69 (19.49%) IaaS
25 62 (17.51%) SCCM
26 60 (16.95%) AWS
27 59 (16.67%) SQL Server
28 58 (16.38%) Security Cleared
28 58 (16.38%) Data Centre
29 57 (16.10%) PaaS

Windows Server 2019
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 72 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 55 (15.54%) SharePoint
3 28 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.54%) Confluence
5 9 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (1.69%) IIS
6 6 (1.69%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 203 (57.34%) Azure
2 198 (55.93%) Microsoft 365
3 95 (26.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 69 (19.49%) IaaS
5 60 (16.95%) AWS
6 57 (16.10%) PaaS
7 52 (14.69%) SaaS
8 13 (3.67%) OneDrive
9 11 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (2.26%) Mimecast
11 5 (1.41%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.85%) GCP
13 2 (0.56%) Google Workspace
14 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.28%) Slack
14 1 (0.28%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 130 (36.72%) DNS
2 118 (33.33%) Firewall
3 98 (27.68%) DHCP
4 82 (23.16%) SAN
5 50 (14.12%) VPN
6 46 (12.99%) WAN
7 38 (10.73%) TCP/IP
8 37 (10.45%) LAN
9 34 (9.60%) Wireless
10 33 (9.32%) VLAN
11 30 (8.47%) Network Security
11 30 (8.47%) VoIP
12 20 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (4.52%) VSAN
14 15 (4.24%) NAS
15 14 (3.95%) MPLS
16 11 (3.11%) Skype
16 11 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
18 9 (2.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.41%) Power BI
4 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.28%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
2 7 (1.98%) Finance
3 6 (1.69%) Back Office
3 6 (1.69%) Retail
4 5 (1.41%) Public Sector
5 3 (0.85%) Billing
5 3 (0.85%) Legal
5 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Banking
6 2 (0.56%) Housing Association
6 2 (0.56%) Law
6 2 (0.56%) Military
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (28.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (12.71%) IT Engineer
3 42 (11.86%) Analyst
4 38 (10.73%) Support Engineer
5 35 (9.89%) Administrator
6 25 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 23 (6.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (6.21%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (6.21%) IT Support
9 20 (5.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 20 (5.65%) IT Manager
10 19 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.80%) Server Engineer
11 17 (4.80%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (4.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (4.24%) Azure Engineer
13 15 (4.24%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
14 14 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (3.95%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (2.26%) COM
3 6 (1.69%) .NET
4 4 (1.13%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.85%) LDAP
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.38%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.32%) Public Cloud
3 32 (9.04%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (5.37%) Driving Licence
4 19 (5.37%) Replication
5 14 (3.95%) PKI
6 12 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.39%) Clustering
7 11 (3.11%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.41%) iPad
10 5 (1.41%) iPhone
11 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
12 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.56%) FMCG
12 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 352 (99.44%) Windows
2 258 (72.88%) Windows Server
3 226 (63.84%) Windows Server 2016
4 207 (58.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (32.49%) Windows 10
6 76 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (12.43%) Linux
8 17 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (4.24%) Windows 7
10 12 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (3.39%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.82%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.41%) Android
13 2 (0.56%) CentOS
13 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.56%) Unix
14 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) Debian
14 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (36.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 55 (15.54%) ITIL
3 46 (12.99%) DevOps
3 46 (12.99%) Migration
4 39 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (7.91%) Change Management
7 25 (7.06%) IT Strategy
8 24 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (5.93%) Configuration Management
10 20 (5.65%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (5.65%) Service Management
11 18 (5.08%) ITIL V3
11 18 (5.08%) ITSM
11 18 (5.08%) Mentoring
12 16 (4.52%) Project Delivery
13 15 (4.24%) High Availability
14 12 (3.39%) Collaborative Working
14 12 (3.39%) Customer Requirements
14 12 (3.39%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 101 (28.53%) PowerShell
2 37 (10.45%) SQL
3 10 (2.82%) Bash Shell
3 10 (2.82%) C#
4 9 (2.54%) PHP
5 8 (2.26%) Python
6 6 (1.69%) VBScript
7 4 (1.13%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.56%) VB
9 1 (0.28%) C
9 1 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 58 (16.38%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 34 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (7.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (5.93%) MCP
5 21 (5.93%) MCSE
6 16 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.52%) MCSA
7 13 (3.67%) Degree
8 11 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.26%) CCNA
9 8 (2.26%) CCNP
9 8 (2.26%) JNCIP
9 8 (2.26%) VCP6
10 4 (1.13%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.13%) MCITP
11 3 (0.85%) HNC
11 3 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.21%) SLA
2 8 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.41%) PMO
4 4 (1.13%) GDPR
5 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 269 (75.99%) Active Directory
2 177 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (41.53%) Hyper-V
4 39 (11.02%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (7.06%) vSphere
6 20 (5.65%) XenApp
7 19 (5.37%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (4.24%) VMware NSX
10 14 (3.95%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (3.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (3.11%) Docker
13 8 (2.26%) FreeRADIUS
13 8 (2.26%) Xen
14 6 (1.69%) XenDesktop
15 5 (1.41%) NFS
16 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
17 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
17 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (17.51%) SCCM
2 49 (13.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (8.76%) SCVMM
4 22 (6.21%) SCOM
5 18 (5.08%) Ansible
6 17 (4.80%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (4.52%) FortiGate
8 14 (3.95%) Nagios
9 13 (3.67%) Terraform
10 11 (3.11%) Kubernetes
11 10 (2.82%) Consul
11 10 (2.82%) Grafana
11 10 (2.82%) Graphite
11 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (2.82%) Opsview
11 10 (2.82%) Packer
11 10 (2.82%) Prometheus
12 6 (1.69%) SCOrch
12 6 (1.69%) vCenter Server
13 5 (1.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 239 (67.51%) VMware
2 238 (67.23%) Microsoft
3 88 (24.86%) Cisco
4 70 (19.77%) Veeam
5 55 (15.54%) Citrix
6 35 (9.89%) SolarWinds
7 21 (5.93%) McAfee
8 19 (5.37%) Dell
8 19 (5.37%) Sophos
9 16 (4.52%) Juniper
10 15 (4.24%) Symantec
11 14 (3.95%) HP
12 12 (3.39%) Meraki
13 11 (3.11%) NetApp
13 11 (3.11%) ServiceNow
13 11 (3.11%) SonicWALL
14 10 (2.82%) CommVault
15 7 (1.98%) Palo Alto
16 6 (1.69%) Fortinet
16 6 (1.69%) WatchGuard