Period
to 13 October 2019

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 13 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 46 45
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 4,463 4,824 5,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.69% 5.26% 5.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.62% 22.51% 22.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,848 4,023 4,824
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,125 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,250 £57,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +6.67%

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 18,895 21,429 24,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.07% 23.36% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 14,603 17,016 20,206
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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 +3 1,447 £37,500 - 330
North of England -1 958 £35,250 +0.71% 304
Midlands +8 746 £35,000 -6.67% 167
South West +25 607 £35,000 +2.94% 150
North West -11 479 £37,500 +7.14% 159
West Midlands +7 463 £36,500 -2.67% 92
Yorkshire -1 432 £35,000 - 121
East of England +3 401 £34,500 -4.17% 110
East Midlands +15 283 £32,500 -12.16% 74
Scotland +16 163 £37,500 - 46
Wales +7 125 £40,000 +14.29% 41
North East -3 47 £36,000 -1.37% 24
Northern Ireland -1 13 £37,500 +36.36% 6
Isle of Man +3 5 £45,000 +45.16%
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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 4,444 (99.57%) Windows
2 2,748 (61.57%) Active Directory
3 2,514 (56.33%) Microsoft
4 2,164 (48.49%) VMware
5 1,896 (42.48%) Office 365
6 1,513 (33.90%) Azure
7 1,371 (30.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,349 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1,128 (25.27%) Firewall
10 1,110 (24.87%) Hyper-V
11 1,073 (24.04%) ITIL
12 1,035 (23.19%) MS Exchange
13 1,027 (23.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,019 (22.83%) DNS
15 1,010 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 979 (21.94%) Cisco
17 956 (21.42%) Linux
18 898 (20.12%) Windows 10
19 858 (19.22%) SQL Server
20 850 (19.05%) DHCP
21 769 (17.23%) SQL
22 765 (17.14%) PowerShell
23 756 (16.94%) Citrix
24 692 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
25 675 (15.12%) WAN
26 672 (15.06%) SCCM
27 653 (14.63%) AWS
28 613 (13.74%) Windows 7
29 602 (13.49%) LAN
30 584 (13.09%) Microsoft Certification

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 1,035 (23.19%) MS Exchange
2 420 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 399 (8.94%) IIS
4 304 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 298 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 212 (4.75%) Skype for Business
7 64 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (1.21%) Apache
9 47 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 39 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 38 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
12 35 (0.78%) Confluence
13 32 (0.72%) Tomcat
14 31 (0.69%) SAS
15 28 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
16 22 (0.49%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
18 17 (0.38%) CMS
19 12 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
20 10 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 692 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.090%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.045%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.045%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.045%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.045%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.022%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 13 (0.29%) Workfront
3 11 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.20%) Exchequer
5 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.13%) Sage 200
7 5 (0.11%) Odoo
8 4 (0.090%) Line 50
8 4 (0.090%) Line 500
8 4 (0.090%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.067%) assyst
9 3 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.067%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.022%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.022%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.022%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1,896 (42.48%) Office 365
2 1,513 (33.90%) Azure
3 653 (14.63%) AWS
4 222 (4.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 144 (3.23%) IaaS
6 117 (2.62%) SaaS
7 71 (1.59%) PaaS
8 60 (1.34%) GCP
9 59 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
10 55 (1.23%) Power Platform
11 53 (1.19%) OneDrive
12 42 (0.94%) Mimecast
13 32 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
14 25 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 24 (0.54%) GitHub
15 24 (0.54%) Serverless
16 21 (0.47%) PowerApps
17 18 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 18 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
18 16 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1,128 (25.27%) Firewall
2 1,019 (22.83%) DNS
3 850 (19.05%) DHCP
4 675 (15.12%) WAN
5 602 (13.49%) LAN
6 575 (12.88%) TCP/IP
7 469 (10.51%) SAN
8 411 (9.21%) VPN
9 328 (7.35%) VLAN
10 252 (5.65%) VoIP
11 218 (4.88%) Internet
12 208 (4.66%) Wireless
13 185 (4.15%) Skype
14 156 (3.50%) NAS
15 143 (3.20%) Remote Desktop
16 130 (2.91%) Network Security
17 127 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
18 99 (2.22%) MPLS
19 87 (1.95%) Unified Communications
20 75 (1.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 858 (19.22%) SQL Server
2 83 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 66 (1.48%) MySQL
5 64 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 52 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 45 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
9 43 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 42 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 37 (0.83%) Power BI
12 23 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
14 20 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
15 19 (0.43%) MongoDB
16 18 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (0.36%) RDBMS
19 13 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 94 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 85 (1.90%) JIRA
3 61 (1.37%) Visual Studio
4 60 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 59 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 55 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 43 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 38 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 29 (0.65%) Selenium
10 24 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (0.38%) Bitbucket
11 17 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (0.36%) LINQPad
13 12 (0.27%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.25%) MSI
15 10 (0.22%) Fiddler
15 10 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
16 9 (0.20%) JUnit
16 9 (0.20%) SpecFlow
17 7 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 401 (8.98%) Finance
2 201 (4.50%) Public Sector
3 148 (3.32%) Retail
4 120 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 101 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 67 (1.50%) Marketing
7 48 (1.08%) Legal
8 47 (1.05%) Banking
9 45 (1.01%) Advertising
10 42 (0.94%) Automotive
11 37 (0.83%) Military
12 34 (0.76%) Law
13 33 (0.74%) Aerospace
13 33 (0.74%) Back Office
14 28 (0.63%) Electronics
15 20 (0.45%) Games
16 19 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.36%) Police
18 12 (0.27%) Local Government
18 12 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 794 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 667 (14.95%) Analyst
2 667 (14.95%) Support Engineer
3 547 (12.26%) IT Engineer
4 526 (11.79%) IT Support
5 341 (7.64%) Support Analyst
6 304 (6.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 282 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 262 (5.87%) IT Support Engineer
9 241 (5.40%) Consultant
10 207 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 202 (4.53%) Administrator
12 201 (4.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 199 (4.46%) IT Analyst
14 184 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
15 172 (3.85%) Network Engineer
16 160 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
17 157 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 157 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
18 153 (3.43%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (4.37%) .NET
2 129 (2.89%) Web Services
3 76 (1.70%) ASP.NET
4 68 (1.52%) HTML
5 64 (1.43%) CSS
6 50 (1.12%) .NET Framework
7 45 (1.01%) JSON
8 43 (0.96%) XML
9 36 (0.81%) Middleware
10 35 (0.78%) AngularJS
11 31 (0.69%) LDAP
12 30 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (0.65%) jQuery
14 27 (0.60%) .NET Core
15 25 (0.56%) REST
16 22 (0.49%) Spring
17 19 (0.43%) 802.1X
17 19 (0.43%) Ajax
17 19 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 383 (8.58%) Data Centre
2 254 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (5.22%) Driving Licence
4 181 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 153 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 120 (2.69%) Clustering
7 104 (2.33%) Replication
8 99 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 87 (1.95%) Public Cloud
10 52 (1.17%) PKI
11 50 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
12 49 (1.10%) User Experience
13 48 (1.08%) NHS
14 42 (0.94%) Fat Client
14 42 (0.94%) Thin Client
15 39 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
16 36 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
17 34 (0.76%) Client/Server
18 32 (0.72%) Private Cloud
19 28 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 4,444 (99.57%) Windows
2 1,349 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,010 (22.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 956 (21.42%) Linux
5 898 (20.12%) Windows 10
6 613 (13.74%) Windows 7
7 269 (6.03%) Windows 8
8 258 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 140 (3.14%) Unix
10 121 (2.71%) CentOS
11 111 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 80 (1.79%) Ubuntu
13 67 (1.50%) Android
14 57 (1.28%) Apple iOS
15 54 (1.21%) Mac OS X
16 48 (1.08%) Windows XP
17 35 (0.78%) Debian
17 35 (0.78%) Mac OS
18 32 (0.72%) AIX
19 30 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,073 (24.04%) ITIL
2 1,027 (23.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 584 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
4 343 (7.69%) DevOps
5 332 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
6 307 (6.88%) Migration
7 272 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 260 (5.83%) Project Delivery
9 242 (5.42%) Mentoring
10 208 (4.66%) Service Management
11 206 (4.62%) Change Management
12 191 (4.28%) Project Management
13 179 (4.01%) Cybersecurity
14 174 (3.90%) Service Delivery
15 172 (3.85%) Server Management
16 142 (3.18%) Patch Management
17 139 (3.11%) Information Security
18 137 (3.07%) Time Management
19 136 (3.05%) Problem Management
20 134 (3.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 769 (17.23%) SQL
2 765 (17.14%) PowerShell
3 180 (4.03%) C#
4 173 (3.88%) Python
5 114 (2.55%) T-SQL
6 109 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 109 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 72 (1.61%) Java
8 68 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 65 (1.46%) C
10 58 (1.30%) Perl
11 53 (1.19%) Ruby
12 42 (0.94%) VBScript
13 21 (0.47%) VB
14 17 (0.38%) C++
15 16 (0.36%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.31%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.25%) PHP
18 10 (0.22%) Groovy
19 8 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 584 (13.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 356 (7.98%) MCSE
3 312 (6.99%) MCSA
3 312 (6.99%) Security Cleared
4 308 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 270 (6.05%) Degree
6 261 (5.85%) CCNA
7 139 (3.11%) SC Cleared
8 116 (2.60%) MCP
9 94 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 90 (2.02%) DV Cleared
11 83 (1.86%) CCNP
12 69 (1.55%) DBS Check
13 51 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
14 49 (1.10%) MCITP
15 47 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
16 36 (0.81%) HND
17 34 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
18 30 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
19 28 (0.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (9.57%) SLA
2 112 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 58 (1.30%) GDPR
5 48 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 27 (0.60%) COBIT
8 26 (0.58%) QA
9 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (0.22%) PMO
10 9 (0.20%) ISO 22301
10 9 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (0.11%) NIST
12 5 (0.11%) RMADS
13 4 (0.090%) NCSC
14 3 (0.067%) ISO 31000
14 3 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2,748 (61.57%) Active Directory
2 1,371 (30.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,110 (24.87%) Hyper-V
4 276 (6.18%) XenApp
5 270 (6.05%) vSphere
6 268 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
7 132 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
8 121 (2.71%) Docker
9 103 (2.31%) XenDesktop
10 94 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
11 54 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 52 (1.17%) Terminal Services
13 45 (1.01%) VMware NSX
14 39 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 32 (0.72%) VirtualBox
16 29 (0.65%) Firmware
16 29 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 28 (0.63%) DFS Replication
18 27 (0.60%) KVM
18 27 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 672 (15.06%) SCCM
2 239 (5.36%) WSUS
3 233 (5.22%) SCOM
4 152 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 149 (3.34%) Ansible
6 116 (2.60%) Puppet
7 110 (2.46%) Backup Exec
8 103 (2.31%) Kubernetes
9 91 (2.04%) vCenter Server
10 86 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
11 60 (1.34%) Terraform
11 60 (1.34%) vRealize
12 49 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
13 48 (1.08%) NetBackup
14 38 (0.85%) SCVMM
15 37 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 35 (0.78%) AirWatch
16 35 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
17 33 (0.74%) Nessus
18 32 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 2,514 (56.33%) Microsoft
2 2,164 (48.49%) VMware
3 979 (21.94%) Cisco
4 756 (16.94%) Citrix
5 317 (7.10%) HP
6 272 (6.09%) Veeam
7 202 (4.53%) Dell
8 180 (4.03%) Oracle
9 177 (3.97%) NetApp
10 150 (3.36%) Red Hat
11 125 (2.80%) Symantec
12 122 (2.73%) IBM
13 104 (2.33%) Apple
14 100 (2.24%) EMC
15 99 (2.22%) SolarWinds
16 95 (2.13%) Meraki
17 86 (1.93%) McAfee
18 85 (1.90%) Avaya
19 69 (1.55%) Juniper
20 66 (1.48%) Ivanti