Period
to 6 June 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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 39 48
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2,606 4,620 5,443
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.44% 5.63% 5.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.17% 23.57% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,202 4,055 4,674
Median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% +4.17% -0.69%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,325
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 10,783 19,601 23,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.50% 23.87% 23.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8,681 15,043 18,810
Median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,269 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +3.26% +2.22%

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 6 June 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 6 June 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 -12 740 £40,000 +4.44% 63
North of England 0 614 £41,000 +13.89% 70
Midlands +1 406 £37,500 -2.60% 33
South West +9 338 £32,500 -15.58% 38
North West +2 301 £42,250 +17.36% 37
East of England +8 293 £39,250 +4.67% 15
West Midlands +4 266 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Yorkshire +10 255 £42,500 +18.06% 22
East Midlands -6 138 £35,000 -6.67% 14
Scotland +28 127 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Wales +3 79 £38,000 -5.00% 11
North East +1 58 £33,000 -5.71% 11
Northern Ireland +24 8 £24,500 -34.67%
Channel Islands -3 5 £47,500 +13.10%
Isle of Man 0 1 £33,000 -26.67%
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 2,595 (99.58%) Windows
2 1,531 (58.75%) Active Directory
3 1,452 (55.72%) Microsoft
4 1,224 (46.97%) VMware
5 1,134 (43.51%) Office 365
6 1,021 (39.18%) Azure
7 798 (30.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 674 (25.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 660 (25.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 645 (24.75%) Firewall
11 596 (22.87%) SQL Server
12 591 (22.68%) Hyper-V
13 565 (21.68%) Windows Server 2016
14 561 (21.53%) Linux
15 546 (20.95%) DNS
16 543 (20.84%) PowerShell
17 526 (20.18%) ITIL
18 490 (18.80%) Windows 10
19 489 (18.76%) SQL
20 465 (17.84%) MS Exchange
21 453 (17.38%) Cisco
22 444 (17.04%) DHCP
23 415 (15.92%) Citrix
24 388 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
25 385 (14.77%) AWS
26 371 (14.24%) Windows Server 2008
27 343 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
28 326 (12.51%) LAN
29 319 (12.24%) WAN
30 308 (11.82%) TCP/IP

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
1 465 (17.84%) MS Exchange
2 271 (10.40%) SharePoint
3 228 (8.75%) IIS
4 179 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 147 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 69 (2.65%) Skype for Business
7 46 (1.77%) Apache
8 40 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.50%) Confluence
10 24 (0.92%) CMS
11 20 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (0.77%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.65%) JBoss
13 15 (0.58%) Drupal
14 9 (0.35%) EPiServer
14 9 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.31%) Kentico
16 7 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 343 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Windchill
7 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.27%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
5 6 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.12%) Exchequer
7 3 (0.12%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.038%) Faxination
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.038%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.038%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,134 (43.51%) Office 365
2 1,021 (39.18%) Azure
3 385 (14.77%) AWS
4 113 (4.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 109 (4.18%) SaaS
6 95 (3.65%) IaaS
7 77 (2.95%) PaaS
8 65 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
9 53 (2.03%) OneDrive
10 49 (1.88%) Power Platform
11 42 (1.61%) GCP
12 40 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
13 26 (1.00%) Mimecast
14 25 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
17 14 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
17 14 (0.54%) GitHub
18 13 (0.50%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 645 (24.75%) Firewall
2 546 (20.95%) DNS
3 444 (17.04%) DHCP
4 326 (12.51%) LAN
5 319 (12.24%) WAN
6 308 (11.82%) TCP/IP
7 273 (10.48%) VPN
8 235 (9.02%) SAN
9 160 (6.14%) VoIP
10 147 (5.64%) VLAN
11 108 (4.14%) Wireless
12 101 (3.88%) Internet
13 86 (3.30%) Network Security
13 86 (3.30%) Skype
14 74 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
15 72 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
16 64 (2.46%) NAS
17 49 (1.88%) iSCSI
18 45 (1.73%) NetScaler
19 39 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (22.87%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.34%) MySQL
3 67 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 41 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
6 39 (1.50%) Power BI
7 33 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 23 (0.88%) NoSQL
11 22 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 20 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
13 17 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 93 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 63 (2.42%) JIRA
3 58 (2.23%) Jenkins
4 44 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 40 (1.53%) TeamCity
6 36 (1.38%) Bitbucket
7 20 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 19 (0.73%) Selenium
9 15 (0.58%) JUnit
10 14 (0.54%) Maven
11 13 (0.50%) GitLab
11 13 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.42%) Ant
13 9 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (0.35%) Postman
13 9 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.31%) LINQPad
15 7 (0.27%) Fiddler
16 6 (0.23%) SpecFlow
16 6 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 274 (10.51%) Finance
2 89 (3.42%) Retail
3 50 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 50 (1.92%) Public Sector
4 45 (1.73%) Law
5 39 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.46%) Advertising
7 37 (1.42%) Legal
8 28 (1.07%) Local Government
9 27 (1.04%) Automotive
10 23 (0.88%) Games
11 18 (0.69%) Back Office
11 18 (0.69%) Marketing
12 16 (0.61%) Banking
13 13 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.46%) Military
15 8 (0.31%) Electronics
16 7 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.23%) Digital Economy
17 6 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 507 (19.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 396 (15.20%) Support Engineer
3 375 (14.39%) IT Support
4 361 (13.85%) IT Engineer
5 353 (13.55%) Analyst
6 212 (8.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 198 (7.60%) Support Analyst
8 178 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support
9 166 (6.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 135 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
11 131 (5.03%) Administrator
12 130 (4.99%) Systems Engineer
13 120 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 104 (3.99%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 100 (3.84%) Windows Engineer
16 99 (3.80%) Server Engineer
17 98 (3.76%) Consultant
18 97 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
19 96 (3.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 96 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (4.60%) .NET
2 71 (2.72%) HTML
3 60 (2.30%) Web Services
4 58 (2.23%) ASP.NET
5 52 (2.00%) CSS
6 44 (1.69%) XML
7 36 (1.38%) AngularJS
8 29 (1.11%) .NET Framework
8 29 (1.11%) jQuery
9 25 (0.96%) Middleware
10 23 (0.88%) HTML5
10 23 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (0.84%) REST
12 18 (0.69%) .NET Core
12 18 (0.69%) WSH
13 17 (0.65%) React
14 16 (0.61%) SOAP
14 16 (0.61%) Spring
15 14 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (0.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 205 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 160 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
4 110 (4.22%) Management Information System
5 98 (3.76%) Driving Licence
6 93 (3.57%) Clustering
7 57 (2.19%) Replication
8 54 (2.07%) Public Cloud
9 34 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
10 33 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.19%) PKI
11 31 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 27 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (0.84%) CMDB
14 22 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
15 21 (0.81%) Life Science
16 15 (0.58%) iPad
16 15 (0.58%) iPhone
16 15 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2,595 (99.58%) Windows
2 674 (25.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 565 (21.68%) Windows Server 2016
4 561 (21.53%) Linux
5 490 (18.80%) Windows 10
6 371 (14.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 270 (10.36%) Windows 7
8 175 (6.72%) Windows Server 2019
9 113 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 101 (3.88%) Windows 8
11 67 (2.57%) Unix
12 66 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 55 (2.11%) CentOS
14 37 (1.42%) Ubuntu
15 34 (1.30%) Android
16 31 (1.19%) Apple iOS
17 24 (0.92%) Mac OS
18 23 (0.88%) Debian
19 18 (0.69%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (25.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 526 (20.18%) ITIL
3 388 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
4 222 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
5 217 (8.33%) DevOps
6 159 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 150 (5.76%) Project Delivery
8 144 (5.53%) Project Management
9 133 (5.10%) Server Management
10 130 (4.99%) Problem Management
11 125 (4.80%) Mentoring
12 112 (4.30%) Change Management
13 108 (4.14%) Incident Management
14 107 (4.11%) Migration
15 101 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 97 (3.72%) Service Management
17 95 (3.65%) Cybersecurity
18 92 (3.53%) Information Security
19 87 (3.34%) Service Delivery
20 84 (3.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 543 (20.84%) PowerShell
2 489 (18.76%) SQL
3 124 (4.76%) Python
4 111 (4.26%) C#
5 86 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 72 (2.76%) T-SQL
7 68 (2.61%) Bash Shell
8 66 (2.53%) Java
9 50 (1.92%) VBScript
10 42 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 29 (1.11%) C
12 26 (1.00%) Ruby
13 24 (0.92%) Perl
13 24 (0.92%) VB
14 22 (0.84%) PHP
15 19 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.61%) C++
17 14 (0.54%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.46%) VBA
19 4 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 241 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 183 (7.02%) Degree
3 151 (5.79%) MCSE
3 151 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 122 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (4.37%) MCSA
6 111 (4.26%) CCNA
7 81 (3.11%) SC Cleared
8 69 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 65 (2.49%) MCP
10 57 (2.19%) DV Cleared
11 44 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (1.53%) CCNP
13 33 (1.27%) DBS Check
13 33 (1.27%) MCITP
14 31 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (0.81%) RHCE
16 20 (0.77%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.42%) AWS Certification
17 11 (0.42%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (8.90%) SLA
2 87 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (2.57%) GDPR
4 41 (1.57%) QA
5 25 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 22 (0.84%) BS25999
7 17 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.27%) NCSC
9 5 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.038%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.038%) NIST
10 1 (0.038%) PMO
10 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,531 (58.75%) Active Directory
2 798 (30.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 591 (22.68%) Hyper-V
4 195 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
5 187 (7.18%) vSphere
6 182 (6.98%) XenApp
7 101 (3.88%) XenDesktop
8 90 (3.45%) Docker
9 82 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
10 72 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
11 39 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
12 33 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
13 27 (1.04%) BitLocker
14 26 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 25 (0.96%) NFS
16 19 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 18 (0.69%) Firmware
17 18 (0.69%) VMware NSX
18 17 (0.65%) Terminal Services
19 14 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 304 (11.67%) SCCM
2 119 (4.57%) Ansible
3 112 (4.30%) WSUS
4 84 (3.22%) SCOM
5 77 (2.95%) Terraform
6 74 (2.84%) Backup Exec
6 74 (2.84%) Puppet
7 73 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 72 (2.76%) Kubernetes
9 46 (1.77%) vCenter Server
10 44 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
11 39 (1.50%) SCVMM
12 38 (1.46%) NetBackup
13 32 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
14 24 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
15 22 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
16 19 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
17 18 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
18 17 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
18 17 (0.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,452 (55.72%) Microsoft
2 1,224 (46.97%) VMware
3 453 (17.38%) Cisco
4 415 (15.92%) Citrix
5 201 (7.71%) HP
6 181 (6.95%) Veeam
7 103 (3.95%) Dell
8 94 (3.61%) Red Hat
9 88 (3.38%) Oracle
10 75 (2.88%) NetApp
11 67 (2.57%) EMC
12 63 (2.42%) Meraki
12 63 (2.42%) Sophos
13 61 (2.34%) Symantec
14 50 (1.92%) Juniper
15 47 (1.80%) Apple
16 46 (1.77%) IBM
17 44 (1.69%) Splunk
18 42 (1.61%) Avaya
19 37 (1.42%) Fortinet