Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 38 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 1,458 4,643 5,000
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.29% 5.70% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.78% 23.89% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,317 4,087 4,281
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 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 6,401 19,438 22,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.22% 23.85% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5,193 14,893 17,570
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the UK excluding London

Windows Server
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in the UK excluding London

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK excluding London

Windows Server
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 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 September 2020. 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 -13 416 £42,250 +12.67% 99
North of England 0 404 £40,000 +14.29% 119
Midlands -13 206 £40,000 +14.29% 104
South West -7 197 £35,000 - 55
North West -1 177 £45,000 +28.57% 66
Yorkshire +2 154 £37,500 +7.14% 38
West Midlands -8 146 £40,000 +6.67% 58
East of England +2 134 £38,500 +10.00% 32
North East +26 73 £32,000 -11.72% 15
East Midlands -21 60 £40,000 +23.08% 46
Wales -2 54 £37,500 -5.06% 13
Scotland +19 53 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Channel Islands - 6 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland +18 5 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Isle of Man -1 1 £33,000 -26.67%
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 1,451 (99.52%) Windows
2 855 (58.64%) Active Directory
3 809 (55.49%) Microsoft
4 747 (51.23%) VMware
5 647 (44.38%) Office 365
6 628 (43.07%) Azure
7 498 (34.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 393 (26.95%) Hyper-V
9 356 (24.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 341 (23.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 335 (22.98%) Firewall
12 322 (22.09%) PowerShell
13 316 (21.67%) Windows Server 2016
14 310 (21.26%) ITIL
15 302 (20.71%) SQL Server
16 297 (20.37%) SQL
17 295 (20.23%) DNS
18 272 (18.66%) Linux
19 239 (16.39%) DHCP
20 238 (16.32%) Citrix
21 236 (16.19%) Cisco
22 227 (15.57%) Windows 10
23 222 (15.23%) AWS
24 206 (14.13%) MS Exchange
25 201 (13.79%) LAN
26 193 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
27 188 (12.89%) WAN
28 187 (12.83%) SCCM
29 183 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
30 174 (11.93%) Microsoft Office

Windows Server
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
1 206 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 169 (11.59%) SharePoint
3 141 (9.67%) IIS
4 58 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (2.33%) Skype for Business
7 32 (2.19%) Apache
8 22 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.44%) CMS
10 13 (0.89%) EPiServer
10 13 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.82%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.75%) Headless CMS
13 10 (0.69%) Confluence
14 9 (0.62%) Kentico
14 9 (0.62%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.34%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 174 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
2 4 (0.27%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.14%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.14%) Workfront
5 1 (0.069%) BASE24
5 1 (0.069%) Faxination
5 1 (0.069%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.069%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 647 (44.38%) Office 365
2 628 (43.07%) Azure
3 222 (15.23%) AWS
4 85 (5.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (3.91%) IaaS
6 47 (3.22%) SaaS
7 46 (3.16%) OneDrive
8 43 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (2.61%) PaaS
9 38 (2.61%) Power Platform
10 31 (2.13%) GCP
11 25 (1.71%) Mimecast
12 24 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (1.03%) Power Automate
14 13 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.82%) PowerApps
16 7 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
16 7 (0.48%) Azure Stack
16 7 (0.48%) GitHub
17 5 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 335 (22.98%) Firewall
2 295 (20.23%) DNS
3 239 (16.39%) DHCP
4 201 (13.79%) LAN
5 188 (12.89%) WAN
6 169 (11.59%) TCP/IP
7 139 (9.53%) SAN
8 129 (8.85%) VPN
9 93 (6.38%) VoIP
10 63 (4.32%) VLAN
11 61 (4.18%) Remote Desktop
12 54 (3.70%) Internet
13 52 (3.57%) Network Security
14 49 (3.36%) Skype
15 45 (3.09%) Wireless
16 43 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (2.06%) NAS
18 23 (1.58%) WLAN
19 21 (1.44%) NetScaler
20 20 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (20.71%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.05%) MySQL
3 43 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
5 25 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (1.58%) Power BI
7 20 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 18 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.10%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.96%) MongoDB
13 13 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.69%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (0.55%) Data Lake
18 7 (0.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 62 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 40 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.99%) JIRA
4 26 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 21 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 13 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.82%) GitLab
7 12 (0.82%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.41%) Maven
9 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.27%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.27%) LINQPad
11 4 (0.27%) Postman
12 3 (0.21%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.14%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.14%) Robot Framework
13 2 (0.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 141 (9.67%) Finance
2 39 (2.67%) Public Sector
3 25 (1.71%) Manufacturing
3 25 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 24 (1.65%) Military
5 22 (1.51%) Law
6 20 (1.37%) Retail
7 17 (1.17%) Advertising
8 15 (1.03%) Legal
8 15 (1.03%) Local Government
9 12 (0.82%) Back Office
9 12 (0.82%) Banking
10 10 (0.69%) Games
11 8 (0.55%) Marketing
12 7 (0.48%) Digital Economy
13 6 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.34%) Police
15 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.27%) Electronics
15 4 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 269 (18.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 194 (13.31%) Support Engineer
3 188 (12.89%) Analyst
4 159 (10.91%) IT Support
5 138 (9.47%) IT Engineer
6 131 (8.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 109 (7.48%) Support Analyst
8 101 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support
9 95 (6.52%) Server Engineer
10 72 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
11 70 (4.80%) Applications Support
12 67 (4.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 65 (4.46%) Administrator
14 64 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 57 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 57 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
16 55 (3.77%) Network Engineer
17 54 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
18 52 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
19 50 (3.43%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.62%) .NET
2 49 (3.36%) HTML
3 39 (2.67%) CSS
4 34 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 28 (1.92%) Web Services
6 26 (1.78%) XML
7 16 (1.10%) .NET Core
8 14 (0.96%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.89%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.75%) SOAP
11 10 (0.69%) HTML5
11 10 (0.69%) jQuery
11 10 (0.69%) LAMP
12 9 (0.62%) REST
13 8 (0.55%) Middleware
13 8 (0.55%) WinForms
14 7 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
14 7 (0.48%) Vue.js
14 7 (0.48%) YAML
15 6 (0.41%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 133 (9.12%) Data Centre
2 75 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.05%) Driving Licence
4 53 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.50%) Clustering
6 48 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (2.67%) PKI
8 36 (2.47%) Replication
9 30 (2.06%) Private Cloud
10 26 (1.78%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.37%) Life Science
12 19 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.23%) Thin Client
14 17 (1.17%) User Experience
15 16 (1.10%) CMDB
15 16 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
16 15 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,451 (99.52%) Windows
2 341 (23.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 316 (21.67%) Windows Server 2016
4 272 (18.66%) Linux
5 227 (15.57%) Windows 10
6 193 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 115 (7.89%) Windows 7
8 100 (6.86%) Windows Server 2019
9 61 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 56 (3.84%) Windows 8
11 45 (3.09%) Unix
12 34 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.44%) Android
14 19 (1.30%) CentOS
15 13 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.82%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.75%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.48%) Solaris
19 6 (0.41%) Debian
20 3 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (24.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 310 (21.26%) ITIL
3 183 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
4 134 (9.19%) DevOps
5 122 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (6.58%) Project Delivery
7 93 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 88 (6.04%) Incident Management
9 85 (5.83%) Service Management
10 77 (5.28%) Project Management
11 76 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
12 68 (4.66%) Mentoring
13 67 (4.60%) Migration
14 66 (4.53%) Problem Management
15 64 (4.39%) Server Management
16 58 (3.98%) Change Management
16 58 (3.98%) Computer Science
17 57 (3.91%) Service Delivery
18 55 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
19 50 (3.43%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 322 (22.09%) PowerShell
2 297 (20.37%) SQL
3 65 (4.46%) C#
4 64 (4.39%) T-SQL
5 61 (4.18%) Python
6 52 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 48 (3.29%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.99%) Java
9 28 (1.92%) VB
10 17 (1.17%) PHP
11 15 (1.03%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.75%) C
12 11 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.55%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.48%) VBScript
15 6 (0.41%) Perl
16 4 (0.27%) VB6
17 3 (0.21%) Ruby
17 3 (0.21%) VBA
17 3 (0.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 171 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 150 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (6.93%) SC Cleared
4 93 (6.38%) MCSE
5 88 (6.04%) Degree
6 72 (4.94%) DV Cleared
7 70 (4.80%) MCSA
8 50 (3.43%) CCNA
8 50 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 37 (2.54%) MCP
10 31 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (1.65%) RHCE
12 20 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (1.30%) MCITP
14 12 (0.82%) A+ Certification
15 10 (0.69%) CCNP
16 9 (0.62%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.55%) MCTS
18 7 (0.48%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.89%) SLA
2 54 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (3.57%) GDPR
4 18 (1.23%) QA
5 13 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.69%) BS25999
6 10 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.55%) NCSC
8 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.069%) NIST
10 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 855 (58.64%) Active Directory
2 498 (34.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 393 (26.95%) Hyper-V
4 95 (6.52%) vSphere
5 83 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
6 69 (4.73%) XenApp
7 56 (3.84%) Docker
8 50 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
9 43 (2.95%) XenDesktop
10 38 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
11 32 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 26 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
13 23 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 20 (1.37%) VMware Server
15 15 (1.03%) NFS
16 14 (0.96%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.75%) KVM
18 9 (0.62%) Firmware
18 9 (0.62%) VMware NSX
19 8 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 187 (12.83%) SCCM
2 81 (5.56%) WSUS
3 71 (4.87%) Ansible
4 61 (4.18%) Terraform
5 57 (3.91%) SCOM
6 56 (3.84%) Puppet
7 54 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 38 (2.61%) SCVMM
9 36 (2.47%) Kubernetes
10 33 (2.26%) Backup Exec
11 24 (1.65%) NetBackup
11 24 (1.65%) vCenter Server
12 19 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
13 17 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (0.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 10 (0.69%) FortiGate
17 9 (0.62%) Nessus
18 8 (0.55%) AirWatch
18 8 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 809 (55.49%) Microsoft
2 747 (51.23%) VMware
3 238 (16.32%) Citrix
4 236 (16.19%) Cisco
5 106 (7.27%) Veeam
6 76 (5.21%) HP
7 56 (3.84%) Sophos
8 54 (3.70%) Dell
8 54 (3.70%) Oracle
9 52 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 51 (3.50%) NetApp
11 32 (2.19%) EMC
11 32 (2.19%) Symantec
12 22 (1.51%) SolarWinds
13 20 (1.37%) Juniper
13 20 (1.37%) Meraki
14 18 (1.23%) Avaya
15 17 (1.17%) McAfee
16 16 (1.10%) SonicWALL
17 15 (1.03%) Fortinet