Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 242 330
Rank change year-on-year -1 +88 +339
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 1,050 2,087 1,758
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.42% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.27% 6.20% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 876 1,761 1,493
Median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%

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 16,747 33,676 41,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.22% 22.94% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13,588 26,770 33,341
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -6 961 £42,500 +6.25% 100
UK excluding London +7 685 £37,500 - 92
London -10 334 £52,500 +5.00% 14
South East +46 238 £43,375 +11.94% 25
North of England +7 147 £34,000 -5.56% 26
Midlands +4 87 £37,500 +5.63% 13
East of England +58 84 £40,000 +6.67% 4
North West -10 71 £36,000 +2.86% 11
South West -10 65 £37,500 -6.25% 18
East Midlands +49 57 £35,000 -14.63% 3
Scotland +125 53 £35,000 +26.13% 1
Work from Home +51 49 £45,000 -25.00% 7
Yorkshire +25 45 £33,500 -8.22% 10
North East +41 31 £28,500 -9.79% 5
West Midlands -18 30 £45,000 +38.46% 10
Wales +19 11 £34,750 -11.46% 7
Northern Ireland -2 5 £50,000 +117.39%

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 1,037 (98.76%) Windows
2 820 (78.10%) Windows Server
3 726 (69.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 706 (67.24%) Active Directory
5 642 (61.14%) Microsoft
6 604 (57.52%) Office 365
7 551 (52.48%) VMware
8 461 (43.90%) Azure
9 365 (34.76%) Windows 10
10 351 (33.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 324 (30.86%) DNS
12 319 (30.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 300 (28.57%) Hyper-V
14 287 (27.33%) PowerShell
15 283 (26.95%) DHCP
16 272 (25.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 265 (25.24%) Firewall
18 246 (23.43%) Windows Server 2019
19 238 (22.67%) MS Exchange
20 236 (22.48%) Cisco
21 217 (20.67%) Citrix
22 213 (20.29%) ITIL
23 206 (19.62%) SQL Server
24 197 (18.76%) Windows 7
25 189 (18.00%) SCCM
26 176 (16.76%) SQL
27 174 (16.57%) AWS
28 172 (16.38%) TCP/IP
29 163 (15.52%) Microsoft Office
30 157 (14.95%) HP

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
1 238 (22.67%) MS Exchange
2 125 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 109 (10.38%) SharePoint
4 103 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 67 (6.38%) IIS
6 38 (3.62%) Skype for Business
7 24 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.71%) Apache
9 13 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.05%) Confluence
11 10 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.67%) SAS
13 6 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.29%) CMS
14 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.29%) Moodle
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
15 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.095%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 163 (15.52%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.29%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.29%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.19%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.095%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 604 (57.52%) Office 365
2 461 (43.90%) Azure
3 174 (16.57%) AWS
4 135 (12.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 79 (7.52%) IaaS
6 57 (5.43%) PaaS
7 47 (4.48%) OneDrive
8 34 (3.24%) SaaS
9 28 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (2.38%) Power Platform
11 21 (2.00%) Mimecast
12 13 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.05%) PowerApps
15 10 (0.95%) GCP
16 8 (0.76%) Akamai
16 8 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.76%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 324 (30.86%) DNS
2 283 (26.95%) DHCP
3 265 (25.24%) Firewall
4 172 (16.38%) TCP/IP
5 142 (13.52%) LAN
6 139 (13.24%) WAN
7 121 (11.52%) VPN
8 118 (11.24%) SAN
9 74 (7.05%) VoIP
10 71 (6.76%) VLAN
11 55 (5.24%) Skype
12 48 (4.57%) Wireless
13 44 (4.19%) NetScaler
14 32 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
15 29 (2.76%) Internet
16 26 (2.48%) Network Security
17 23 (2.19%) SSL
18 22 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (2.10%) NAS
19 18 (1.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 41 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
4 33 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 18 (1.71%) Power BI
6 18 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.52%) MySQL
8 15 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.14%) SQL Server 2017
11 11 (1.05%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.38%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
15 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 20 (1.90%) JIRA
3 15 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.05%) Ant
5 11 (1.05%) GitLab
5 11 (1.05%) JUnit
5 11 (1.05%) Maven
5 11 (1.05%) Selenium
6 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.38%) Bazaar
9 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.19%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.095%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.095%) Eclipse
General
1 136 (12.95%) Finance
2 30 (2.86%) Public Sector
2 30 (2.86%) Retail
3 28 (2.67%) Law
4 27 (2.57%) Banking
5 19 (1.81%) Legal
6 17 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.14%) Local Government
8 11 (1.05%) Advertising
8 11 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.57%) Marketing
10 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.48%) Back Office
11 3 (0.29%) Billing
11 3 (0.29%) Military
11 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.19%) Games
12 2 (0.19%) German Language
12 2 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 199 (18.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 156 (14.86%) Support Engineer
3 144 (13.71%) IT Support
4 139 (13.24%) Analyst
5 114 (10.86%) IT Engineer
6 101 (9.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 81 (7.71%) Systems Engineer
8 78 (7.43%) Support Analyst
9 71 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 70 (6.67%) Server Engineer
11 67 (6.38%) Consultant
12 64 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
13 63 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
14 55 (5.24%) Administrator
15 50 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
16 48 (4.57%) IT Analyst
17 46 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 46 (4.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 45 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
19 41 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.86%) .NET
2 27 (2.57%) HTML
3 21 (2.00%) CSS
4 19 (1.81%) AngularJS
5 18 (1.71%) Web Services
6 15 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 15 (1.43%) LDAP
7 14 (1.33%) JSON
8 13 (1.24%) jQuery
8 13 (1.24%) React
9 12 (1.14%) Django
9 12 (1.14%) Laravel
9 12 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (1.14%) XML
10 11 (1.05%) Hibernate
10 11 (1.05%) Spring
10 11 (1.05%) WSH
11 9 (0.86%) Symfony
12 7 (0.67%) Vue.js
13 6 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.76%) Replication
5 26 (2.48%) Clustering
6 24 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 24 (2.29%) PKI
7 19 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (1.71%) Driving Licence
8 18 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (1.62%) Device Driver
10 13 (1.24%) CMDB
10 13 (1.24%) Life Science
11 12 (1.14%) iPad
11 12 (1.14%) iPhone
12 10 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.95%) User Experience
13 9 (0.86%) EPoS
13 9 (0.86%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,037 (98.76%) Windows
2 820 (78.10%) Windows Server
3 726 (69.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 365 (34.76%) Windows 10
5 319 (30.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 246 (23.43%) Windows Server 2019
7 197 (18.76%) Windows 7
8 148 (14.10%) Linux
9 78 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 72 (6.86%) Windows 8
11 48 (4.57%) CentOS
12 30 (2.86%) Ubuntu
13 29 (2.76%) Unix
14 17 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (1.24%) Android
16 12 (1.14%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.95%) Debian
18 9 (0.86%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.76%) AIX
19 8 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (25.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 213 (20.29%) ITIL
3 104 (9.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 104 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (8.86%) Project Management
5 73 (6.95%) Server Management
6 69 (6.57%) DevOps
7 63 (6.00%) Project Delivery
8 57 (5.43%) Change Management
9 49 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (4.48%) Mentoring
10 47 (4.48%) Migration
11 46 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 45 (4.29%) Information Security
12 45 (4.29%) Virtual Environments
13 44 (4.19%) Storage Management
14 38 (3.62%) Problem Management
15 37 (3.52%) Incident Management
16 35 (3.33%) Computer Science
17 32 (3.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 287 (27.33%) PowerShell
2 176 (16.76%) SQL
3 34 (3.24%) Python
4 28 (2.67%) VBScript
5 25 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 21 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 19 (1.81%) Java
8 17 (1.62%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.05%) VB
10 10 (0.95%) C#
11 9 (0.86%) C
11 9 (0.86%) Perl
12 8 (0.76%) PHP
13 5 (0.48%) R
14 4 (0.38%) Ruby
15 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.29%) VB6
15 3 (0.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 149 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (8.00%) Degree
3 80 (7.62%) MCSE
4 60 (5.71%) MCP
4 60 (5.71%) MCSA
5 56 (5.33%) Security Cleared
6 46 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (3.14%) DV Cleared
9 31 (2.95%) CCNA
10 30 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (2.57%) MCITP
12 21 (2.00%) SC Cleared
13 19 (1.81%) CCNP
14 14 (1.33%) MCTS
15 13 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.67%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.67%) CCA
16 7 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (0.48%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (8.29%) SLA
2 29 (2.76%) GDPR
3 27 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (2.10%) QA
5 10 (0.95%) NCSC
6 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.095%) JSP 440
System Software
1 706 (67.24%) Active Directory
2 351 (33.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 300 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 105 (10.00%) vSphere
5 97 (9.24%) VMware ESXi
6 75 (7.14%) XenApp
7 49 (4.67%) XenDesktop
8 34 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (2.95%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (2.38%) Docker
11 21 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (1.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 14 (1.33%) Terminal Services
13 11 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.76%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.76%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.57%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.48%) Firmware
17 5 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 189 (18.00%) SCCM
2 105 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 68 (6.48%) WSUS
4 66 (6.29%) SCOM
5 35 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 33 (3.14%) SCVMM
7 32 (3.05%) NetBackup
8 30 (2.86%) Ansible
9 27 (2.57%) EMC NetWorker
10 24 (2.29%) Terraform
10 24 (2.29%) vCenter Server
11 23 (2.19%) Kubernetes
12 19 (1.81%) vRealize
13 16 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (1.14%) Puppet
16 11 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
17 10 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 9 (0.86%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 642 (61.14%) Microsoft
2 551 (52.48%) VMware
3 236 (22.48%) Cisco
4 217 (20.67%) Citrix
5 157 (14.95%) HP
6 83 (7.90%) Veeam
7 67 (6.38%) Dell
8 54 (5.14%) Symantec
9 48 (4.57%) Meraki
10 42 (4.00%) Juniper
11 40 (3.81%) EMC
12 38 (3.62%) Red Hat
13 31 (2.95%) NetApp
14 30 (2.86%) SonicWALL
15 27 (2.57%) Palo Alto
16 25 (2.38%) Apple
17 24 (2.29%) Sophos
18 23 (2.19%) EqualLogic
18 23 (2.19%) Oracle
19 20 (1.90%) SolarWinds