Period
to 4 March 2021

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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 37 48
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2,181 3,850 4,345
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.11% 5.59% 5.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.37% 24.03% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,200 3,357 3,779
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £23,613
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £59,306
UK 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 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 9,332 16,019 20,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.85% 23.28% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7,522 12,959 16,076
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £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 4 March 2021.

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 4 March 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 -1 563 £40,000 - 157
South East -12 537 £44,000 +17.33% 135
Midlands -2 382 £40,000 +8.11% 105
South West -4 334 £35,000 +2.94% 70
North West -1 248 £45,000 +20.00% 86
Yorkshire -6 236 £35,000 -12.50% 55
West Midlands -9 230 £40,000 +6.67% 65
East of England +4 195 £37,500 - 50
East Midlands +1 151 £39,000 +11.43% 40
Scotland -20 95 £43,250 +23.56% 27
North East +39 79 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Wales +2 79 £34,625 -13.44% 17
Northern Ireland +4 4 £45,000 +25.00% 3
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 2,174 (99.68%) Windows
2 1,284 (58.87%) Active Directory
3 1,159 (53.14%) Microsoft
4 1,129 (51.77%) VMware
5 1,107 (50.76%) Microsoft 365
6 1,083 (49.66%) Azure
7 725 (33.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 582 (26.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 557 (25.54%) Firewall
10 490 (22.47%) PowerShell
11 480 (22.01%) DNS
12 475 (21.78%) Hyper-V
13 460 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
14 433 (19.85%) ITIL
15 414 (18.98%) SQL Server
16 412 (18.89%) Windows Server 2016
17 379 (17.38%) AWS
18 377 (17.29%) Linux
19 374 (17.15%) SQL
20 373 (17.10%) Cisco
21 345 (15.82%) Windows 10
22 341 (15.64%) MS Exchange
23 331 (15.18%) DevOps
24 328 (15.04%) DHCP
25 296 (13.57%) Citrix
26 267 (12.24%) WAN
27 262 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
28 257 (11.78%) SCCM
29 256 (11.74%) LAN
30 255 (11.69%) SAN

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
1 341 (15.64%) MS Exchange
2 205 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 182 (8.34%) IIS
4 81 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 78 (3.58%) Confluence
6 66 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 49 (2.25%) CMS
8 39 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 25 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (1.15%) EPiServer
10 24 (1.10%) Skype for Business
10 24 (1.10%) WordPress
11 23 (1.05%) Umbraco
12 21 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (0.87%) Kentico
14 18 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
15 16 (0.73%) Tomcat
16 14 (0.64%) Apache
17 12 (0.55%) Drupal
18 10 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 262 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (0.64%) nopCommerce
2 12 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (0.50%) Workfront
4 8 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.23%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.092%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.092%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.046%) assyst
9 1 (0.046%) BASE24
9 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.046%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,107 (50.76%) Microsoft 365
2 1,083 (49.66%) Azure
3 379 (17.38%) AWS
4 236 (10.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 140 (6.42%) SaaS
6 136 (6.24%) IaaS
7 96 (4.40%) PaaS
8 66 (3.03%) OneDrive
9 40 (1.83%) GCP
10 36 (1.65%) Mimecast
11 34 (1.56%) Power Platform
12 26 (1.19%) GitHub
13 22 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (0.64%) G Suite
15 13 (0.60%) Serverless
16 10 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 10 (0.46%) Logic Apps
16 10 (0.46%) Power Automate
16 10 (0.46%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 557 (25.54%) Firewall
2 480 (22.01%) DNS
3 328 (15.04%) DHCP
4 267 (12.24%) WAN
5 256 (11.74%) LAN
6 255 (11.69%) SAN
7 247 (11.33%) TCP/IP
8 203 (9.31%) VPN
9 174 (7.98%) VLAN
10 125 (5.73%) VoIP
11 79 (3.62%) Wireless
12 74 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
13 60 (2.75%) NAS
13 60 (2.75%) Skype
14 52 (2.38%) OSPF
15 50 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (2.20%) Network Security
17 47 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (2.11%) MPLS
19 44 (2.02%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (18.98%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.20%) MySQL
3 39 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
6 29 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 25 (1.15%) Power BI
9 20 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 18 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
13 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.46%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.32%) RDBMS
18 6 (0.28%) Hadoop
18 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 110 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 85 (3.90%) JIRA
3 61 (2.80%) Bitbucket
3 61 (2.80%) Jenkins
4 52 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 47 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 35 (1.60%) Visual Studio
7 27 (1.24%) Artifactory
7 27 (1.24%) Subversion
8 22 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.78%) GitLab
9 17 (0.78%) Maven
10 9 (0.41%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.41%) Rational Quality Manager
10 9 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (0.41%) Rational Team Concert
11 8 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.32%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.28%) JUnit
14 5 (0.23%) Gradle
General
1 182 (8.34%) Finance
2 44 (2.02%) Public Sector
3 39 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.47%) Marketing
6 28 (1.28%) Retail
7 26 (1.19%) Law
8 20 (0.92%) Legal
9 19 (0.87%) Electronics
9 19 (0.87%) Local Government
10 18 (0.83%) Automotive
10 18 (0.83%) Games
11 15 (0.69%) Advertising
12 12 (0.55%) Back Office
12 12 (0.55%) Military
13 11 (0.50%) Digital Economy
14 10 (0.46%) Banking
15 9 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.37%) Billing
17 5 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 476 (21.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 317 (14.53%) IT Engineer
3 264 (12.10%) Support Engineer
4 237 (10.87%) Analyst
5 208 (9.54%) IT Support
6 149 (6.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 121 (5.55%) Administrator
8 113 (5.18%) Azure Engineer
9 108 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
10 106 (4.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 103 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
12 97 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
13 96 (4.40%) Support Analyst
14 94 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
15 90 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
15 90 (4.13%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 82 (3.76%) Developer
17 81 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
18 75 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 75 (3.44%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (5.23%) .NET
1 114 (5.23%) Web Services
2 73 (3.35%) HTML
3 72 (3.30%) CSS
4 53 (2.43%) ASP.NET
5 34 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 34 (1.56%) Entity Framework
6 31 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 27 (1.24%) AngularJS
8 26 (1.19%) .NET Core
9 23 (1.05%) XML
10 21 (0.96%) jQuery
11 16 (0.73%) JSON
12 15 (0.69%) Sass
13 14 (0.64%) HTML5
14 12 (0.55%) SOAP
14 12 (0.55%) YAML
15 11 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (0.50%) CSS3
16 10 (0.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 168 (7.70%) Data Centre
2 119 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (3.62%) Clustering
5 75 (3.44%) Driving Licence
6 70 (3.21%) Public Cloud
7 63 (2.89%) Replication
8 59 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 34 (1.56%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.05%) User Experience
13 22 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (0.78%) PKI
15 16 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
15 16 (0.73%) FMCG
15 16 (0.73%) NHS
16 15 (0.69%) Life Science
16 15 (0.69%) Mobile App
17 11 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,174 (99.68%) Windows
2 460 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 412 (18.89%) Windows Server 2016
4 377 (17.29%) Linux
5 345 (15.82%) Windows 10
6 254 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 225 (10.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 127 (5.82%) Windows 7
9 64 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (2.89%) CentOS
11 61 (2.80%) Ubuntu
12 50 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 44 (2.02%) Android
14 39 (1.79%) Windows 8
15 33 (1.51%) Unix
16 30 (1.38%) VMS
17 20 (0.92%) Mac OS X
18 19 (0.87%) Mac OS
19 14 (0.64%) Apple iOS
20 13 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (26.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 433 (19.85%) ITIL
3 331 (15.18%) DevOps
4 243 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
5 176 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
6 153 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 151 (6.92%) Migration
8 150 (6.88%) Project Delivery
9 149 (6.83%) Service Management
10 118 (5.41%) Infrastructure as Code
11 108 (4.95%) Configuration Management
12 107 (4.91%) Project Management
13 99 (4.54%) Mentoring
14 89 (4.08%) Change Management
15 77 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
16 76 (3.48%) Server Management
17 71 (3.26%) Cybersecurity
18 70 (3.21%) Scrum
19 68 (3.12%) Incident Management
19 68 (3.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 490 (22.47%) PowerShell
2 374 (17.15%) SQL
3 110 (5.04%) C#
4 96 (4.40%) Python
5 94 (4.31%) Bash Shell
6 70 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 61 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 26 (1.19%) Java
9 25 (1.15%) VB
10 22 (1.01%) PHP
11 17 (0.78%) Perl
11 17 (0.78%) Ruby
11 17 (0.78%) VBScript
12 10 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.37%) C
14 6 (0.28%) XPath
15 4 (0.18%) C++
15 4 (0.18%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.14%) Groovy
16 3 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 212 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
3 131 (6.01%) MCSE
4 116 (5.32%) Security Cleared
5 111 (5.09%) CCNA
6 102 (4.68%) Degree
7 99 (4.54%) MCSA
8 92 (4.22%) SC Cleared
9 56 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 47 (2.15%) MCP
11 42 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
12 34 (1.56%) CCNP
13 33 (1.51%) MCITP
14 25 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
15 22 (1.01%) AWS Certification
16 17 (0.78%) CISSP
16 17 (0.78%) DBS Check
16 17 (0.78%) DV Cleared
17 15 (0.69%) MCTS
17 15 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (8.57%) SLA
2 61 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (2.02%) GDPR
4 26 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.96%) QA
7 15 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (0.64%) WAI
9 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.18%) PMO
11 3 (0.14%) NIST
12 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.046%) COBIT
System Software
1 1,284 (58.87%) Active Directory
2 725 (33.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 475 (21.78%) Hyper-V
4 175 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
5 139 (6.37%) vSphere
6 124 (5.69%) Docker
7 91 (4.17%) XenApp
8 79 (3.62%) XenDesktop
9 55 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
11 34 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
12 25 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 18 (0.83%) NFS
14 16 (0.73%) BitLocker
15 15 (0.69%) Xen
16 14 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 14 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.46%) VMware NSX
18 8 (0.37%) Firmware
18 8 (0.37%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 257 (11.78%) SCCM
2 149 (6.83%) Ansible
3 140 (6.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 114 (5.23%) Terraform
5 111 (5.09%) Puppet
6 68 (3.12%) SCOM
7 67 (3.07%) Kubernetes
7 67 (3.07%) WSUS
8 50 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (2.29%) vCenter Server
9 42 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 42 (1.93%) SCVMM
10 27 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
11 26 (1.19%) Backup Exec
12 25 (1.15%) NetBackup
13 24 (1.10%) Nagios
14 23 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 19 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
15 19 (0.87%) vRealize
16 15 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,159 (53.14%) Microsoft
2 1,129 (51.77%) VMware
3 373 (17.10%) Cisco
4 296 (13.57%) Citrix
5 214 (9.81%) Veeam
6 130 (5.96%) HP
7 101 (4.63%) Dell
8 98 (4.49%) Sophos
9 86 (3.94%) NetApp
10 85 (3.90%) Red Hat
11 84 (3.85%) Oracle
12 79 (3.62%) SolarWinds
13 71 (3.26%) EMC
14 64 (2.93%) Meraki
15 50 (2.29%) IBM
16 48 (2.20%) Google
17 43 (1.97%) McAfee
18 41 (1.88%) SonicWALL
19 40 (1.83%) ServiceNow
20 39 (1.79%) Symantec