Period
to 24 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 285 214 288
Rank change year-on-year -71 +74 +172
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 605 2,049 1,921
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.53% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.20% 6.71% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 533 1,807 1,705
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,300 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £66,250 £62,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year +2.67% +2.04% +5.00%

Windows Server 2016 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,635 30,526 37,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.29% 22.78% 23.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,696 24,304 30,098
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 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
England -63 558 £42,500 +6.25% 123
UK excluding London -19 428 £38,500 +2.67% 109
London -72 159 £60,000 +33.33% 20
South East +20 150 £45,000 +20.00% 35
North of England +25 102 £36,500 +1.39% 33
Midlands -12 66 £37,000 - 15
North West +42 49 £38,000 +4.11% 22
Work from Home -71 49 £60,000 +20.00% 13
South West -6 44 £36,000 -10.00% 10
West Midlands -17 37 £36,000 -4.00% 10
Wales +57 33 £40,500 +9.46% 2
East Midlands +31 32 £36,500 - 5
East of England +33 31 £40,000 - 10
North East +36 29 £42,000 +82.61% 3
Yorkshire +30 24 £31,064 -17.16% 8
Scotland +75 10 £48,250 +82.08% 4
Northern Ireland +15 1 £50,000 +38.89%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2016.

1 593 (98.02%) Windows
2 452 (74.71%) Windows Server
3 439 (72.56%) Active Directory
4 401 (66.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 381 (62.98%) Microsoft
6 338 (55.87%) VMware
7 302 (49.92%) Office 365
8 284 (46.94%) Azure
9 247 (40.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 205 (33.88%) Windows 10
11 198 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 193 (31.90%) PowerShell
13 188 (31.07%) DNS
14 186 (30.74%) Windows Server 2019
15 173 (28.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 166 (27.44%) DHCP
17 163 (26.94%) Hyper-V
18 149 (24.63%) Cisco
19 146 (24.13%) Firewall
20 140 (23.14%) ITIL
21 126 (20.83%) MS Exchange
22 118 (19.50%) SCCM
23 114 (18.84%) SQL
24 110 (18.18%) Windows 7
25 99 (16.36%) Citrix
25 99 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
26 96 (15.87%) SAN
27 93 (15.37%) SQL Server
28 87 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
29 85 (14.05%) AWS

Windows Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 126 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 58 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 52 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 43 (7.11%) Skype for Business
6 38 (6.28%) IIS
7 10 (1.65%) Apache
7 10 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.50%) CMS
11 3 (0.50%) Confluence
11 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 87 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 302 (49.92%) Office 365
2 284 (46.94%) Azure
3 85 (14.05%) AWS
4 78 (12.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (9.09%) IaaS
6 45 (7.44%) SaaS
7 44 (7.27%) PaaS
8 28 (4.63%) OneDrive
9 21 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.49%) GCP
11 8 (1.32%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.99%) G Suite
13 5 (0.83%) Power Automate
13 5 (0.83%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.66%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.50%) OpenDNS
16 2 (0.33%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 188 (31.07%) DNS
2 166 (27.44%) DHCP
3 146 (24.13%) Firewall
4 96 (15.87%) SAN
5 78 (12.89%) TCP/IP
6 65 (10.74%) WAN
7 63 (10.41%) LAN
8 61 (10.08%) Skype
9 59 (9.75%) VoIP
9 59 (9.75%) VPN
10 34 (5.62%) Wireless
11 33 (5.45%) VLAN
12 23 (3.80%) NetScaler
13 20 (3.31%) VSAN
14 19 (3.14%) SSL
15 18 (2.98%) Cisco IOS
15 18 (2.98%) Internet
15 18 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (2.98%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (2.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (2.31%) MySQL
4 12 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.49%) Big Data
8 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.16%) Biml
9 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.16%) Tableau
10 6 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.99%) Power BI
11 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.16%) JIRA
2 5 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.66%) MSI
4 3 (0.50%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.50%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.50%) Gradle
4 3 (0.50%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.50%) Maven
4 3 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (13.22%) Finance
2 20 (3.31%) Banking
3 18 (2.98%) Law
4 14 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.31%) Public Sector
5 12 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.49%) Military
6 9 (1.49%) Retail
7 8 (1.32%) Legal
8 6 (0.99%) Billing
8 6 (0.99%) Local Government
8 6 (0.99%) Marketing
9 5 (0.83%) Electronics
9 5 (0.83%) Police
10 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 143 (23.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (13.39%) IT Engineer
3 67 (11.07%) Support Engineer
4 56 (9.26%) IT Support
5 54 (8.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 53 (8.76%) Analyst
7 40 (6.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (6.45%) Administrator
8 39 (6.45%) Server Engineer
9 34 (5.62%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (5.12%) VMware Engineer
11 30 (4.96%) Azure Engineer
11 30 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
12 29 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
13 26 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
14 24 (3.97%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
15 22 (3.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.31%) LDAP
2 10 (1.65%) Web Services
3 9 (1.49%) .NET
3 9 (1.49%) XML
4 8 (1.32%) HTML
4 8 (1.32%) X-Windows
5 7 (1.16%) CSS
6 6 (0.99%) SAML
7 5 (0.83%) XML Messaging
8 4 (0.66%) JSON
8 4 (0.66%) LAMP
9 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.50%) Ajax
9 3 (0.50%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.50%) REST
9 3 (0.50%) SOAP
9 3 (0.50%) WSH
10 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.33%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.13%) Clustering
4 25 (4.13%) Replication
5 20 (3.31%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.64%) Client/Server
6 16 (2.64%) User Experience
7 15 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.31%) PKI
9 13 (2.15%) Smartphone
10 12 (1.98%) Life Science
11 8 (1.32%) Wiki
12 7 (1.16%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.99%) EMC VNXe
13 6 (0.99%) FlexPod
13 6 (0.99%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 593 (98.02%) Windows
2 452 (74.71%) Windows Server
3 401 (66.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 205 (33.88%) Windows 10
5 198 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 186 (30.74%) Windows Server 2019
7 110 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 78 (12.89%) Linux
9 48 (7.93%) Windows 8
10 31 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (3.31%) CentOS
12 9 (1.49%) Debian
12 9 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.32%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.16%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.99%) Android
15 6 (0.99%) Unix
16 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.50%) SUSE
17 3 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (28.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 140 (23.14%) ITIL
3 63 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
4 58 (9.59%) DevOps
5 47 (7.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (7.77%) Service Delivery
6 45 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 41 (6.78%) Migration
8 40 (6.61%) Mentoring
9 36 (5.95%) Project Management
10 35 (5.79%) Server Management
11 34 (5.62%) Incident Management
12 32 (5.29%) ITSM
12 32 (5.29%) Service Management
13 31 (5.12%) Project Delivery
14 29 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (4.63%) ITIL V3
16 26 (4.30%) Computer Science
17 25 (4.13%) Problem Management
17 25 (4.13%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (31.90%) PowerShell
2 114 (18.84%) SQL
3 26 (4.30%) T-SQL
4 18 (2.98%) Python
5 16 (2.64%) C#
6 11 (1.82%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.65%) VBScript
8 9 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.32%) Perl
10 7 (1.16%) C
11 5 (0.83%) VB
12 4 (0.66%) VBA
13 3 (0.50%) PHP
14 1 (0.17%) Java
14 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 99 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (11.57%) Security Cleared
3 65 (10.74%) MCSE
4 49 (8.10%) SC Cleared
5 39 (6.45%) Degree
6 38 (6.28%) MCSA
7 28 (4.63%) DV Cleared
8 26 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (4.13%) CCNA
10 20 (3.31%) MCITP
10 20 (3.31%) MCP
11 19 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (2.31%) MCTS
13 12 (1.98%) AWS Certification
14 11 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.99%) CCA
16 6 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (0.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (10.41%) SLA
2 15 (2.48%) GDPR
3 12 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.83%) NCSC
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 439 (72.56%) Active Directory
2 247 (40.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (26.94%) Hyper-V
4 67 (11.07%) vSphere
5 54 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (4.46%) XenApp
8 21 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (3.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (2.31%) XenDesktop
11 13 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (2.15%) VMware NSX
12 8 (1.32%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.83%) Docker
14 4 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.50%) pfSense
15 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.33%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 118 (19.50%) SCCM
2 64 (10.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 46 (7.60%) WSUS
4 45 (7.44%) SCOM
5 31 (5.12%) SCVMM
6 14 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.15%) Backup Exec
8 12 (1.98%) Nagios
9 11 (1.82%) Ansible
9 11 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
10 10 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (1.65%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (1.32%) Kubernetes
11 8 (1.32%) SCSM
12 7 (1.16%) CASB
13 6 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.99%) Terraform
13 6 (0.99%) vRealize
14 5 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 381 (62.98%) Microsoft
2 338 (55.87%) VMware
3 149 (24.63%) Cisco
4 99 (16.36%) Citrix
5 59 (9.75%) HP
6 57 (9.42%) Veeam
7 42 (6.94%) Dell
8 37 (6.12%) SolarWinds
9 33 (5.45%) EMC
10 32 (5.29%) Red Hat
11 29 (4.79%) Sophos
12 27 (4.46%) NetApp
13 24 (3.97%) Symantec
14 19 (3.14%) CheckPoint
15 18 (2.98%) Meraki
16 16 (2.64%) Apple
17 14 (2.31%) Juniper
18 13 (2.15%) Mitel
19 12 (1.98%) Avaya
19 12 (1.98%) SonicWALL