Period
to 24 July 2021

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

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 404 241 243
Rank change year-on-year -163 +2 +89
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 842 950 2,051
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.34% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.07% 6.35% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 670 789 1,703
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £54,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,275 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.27% -3.27% +7.14%

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 20,712 14,955 33,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.31% 21.13% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 15,109 12,335 26,505
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,846 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 July 2021.

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 July 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
England -144 783 £40,000 -5.88% 209
UK excluding London -78 637 £40,000 +10.27% 180
South East -105 186 £39,000 -6.02% 55
London -207 180 £50,000 -4.76% 42
North of England -43 150 £40,000 +17.65% 43
Work from Home -189 117 £42,500 -5.56% 25
South West -11 113 £42,500 +13.33% 19
Midlands -38 101 £42,000 +1.82% 31
North West -22 72 £40,000 +14.29% 21
West Midlands -23 63 £41,000 -3.53% 20
Yorkshire -48 52 £37,500 +7.14% 19
East of England -58 46 £49,250 +23.13% 17
East Midlands -50 38 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Scotland -82 29 £40,000 - 11
North East -23 26 £35,000 +22.81% 3
Wales -19 11 £29,500 -7.81% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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.

1 830 (98.57%) Windows
2 648 (76.96%) Windows Server
3 613 (72.80%) Microsoft
4 563 (66.86%) Active Directory
5 490 (58.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 445 (52.85%) VMware
7 432 (51.31%) Azure
8 427 (50.71%) Microsoft 365
9 401 (47.62%) Windows Server 2019
10 332 (39.43%) PowerShell
11 318 (37.77%) Firewall
12 316 (37.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 252 (29.93%) Windows 10
14 219 (26.01%) DNS
15 217 (25.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 214 (25.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 206 (24.47%) ITIL
18 203 (24.11%) Linux
19 197 (23.40%) DHCP
20 196 (23.28%) Hyper-V
21 193 (22.92%) Cisco
22 182 (21.62%) SQL
23 176 (20.90%) Social Skills
24 175 (20.78%) SQL Server
25 168 (19.95%) MS Exchange
25 168 (19.95%) VPN
26 165 (19.60%) Microsoft Office
27 161 (19.12%) AWS
28 149 (17.70%) LAN
29 147 (17.46%) Citrix

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
1 168 (19.95%) MS Exchange
2 136 (16.15%) SharePoint
3 66 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 54 (6.41%) Confluence
5 52 (6.18%) IIS
6 37 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (1.54%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.83%) CMS
12 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.59%) Apache
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.24%) nginx
15 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 165 (19.60%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) SAP GTS
2 3 (0.36%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.36%) Magento
2 3 (0.36%) Sage 300 ERP
2 3 (0.36%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 432 (51.31%) Azure
2 427 (50.71%) Microsoft 365
3 161 (19.12%) AWS
4 143 (16.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 64 (7.60%) IaaS
6 44 (5.23%) PaaS
6 44 (5.23%) SaaS
7 41 (4.87%) GCP
8 26 (3.09%) OneDrive
9 24 (2.85%) Mimecast
10 19 (2.26%) Power Platform
11 13 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.95%) Azure Event Grid
12 8 (0.95%) Azure Logic Apps
12 8 (0.95%) Google Workspace
13 4 (0.48%) GitHub
13 4 (0.48%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.48%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 318 (37.77%) Firewall
2 219 (26.01%) DNS
3 197 (23.40%) DHCP
4 168 (19.95%) VPN
5 149 (17.70%) LAN
6 138 (16.39%) WAN
7 122 (14.49%) SAN
8 115 (13.66%) TCP/IP
9 104 (12.35%) VLAN
10 63 (7.48%) VoIP
11 53 (6.29%) IPv4
12 52 (6.18%) Wireless
13 39 (4.63%) OSPF
14 37 (4.39%) Remote Desktop
15 34 (4.04%) NAS
16 33 (3.92%) Internet
17 32 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (3.44%) Network Security
19 21 (2.49%) Skype
20 20 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.58%) SQL Server 2014
3 43 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (4.16%) SQL Server 2016
5 20 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.78%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.78%) SQL Server 2017
6 15 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (1.54%) MySQL
9 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.36%) Data Vault
12 3 (0.36%) MS Access
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.24%) GIS
Development Applications
1 65 (7.72%) JIRA
2 61 (7.24%) Git (software)
3 36 (4.28%) Subversion
4 10 (1.19%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.07%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.48%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.36%) GitLab
10 2 (0.24%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.24%) Gradle
10 2 (0.24%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.24%) Maven
10 2 (0.24%) MSI
10 2 (0.24%) Rational Quality Manager
10 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 176 (20.90%) Social Skills
2 97 (11.52%) Finance
3 48 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.46%) Legal
4 46 (5.46%) Public Sector
5 33 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.97%) Law
6 25 (2.97%) Retail
7 22 (2.61%) Banking
8 19 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
9 17 (2.02%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
10 16 (1.90%) French Language
11 11 (1.31%) Automotive
12 10 (1.19%) Marketing
13 9 (1.07%) Electronics
14 8 (0.95%) Back Office
15 7 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
16 6 (0.71%) Games
17 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 168 (19.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 112 (13.30%) IT Support
3 110 (13.06%) Support Engineer
4 96 (11.40%) Analyst
5 83 (9.86%) Administrator
5 83 (9.86%) IT Engineer
6 58 (6.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 56 (6.65%) Support Analyst
8 52 (6.18%) Windows Engineer
9 51 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 51 (6.06%) Server Engineer
10 49 (5.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 47 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
12 46 (5.46%) IT Support Engineer
13 40 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support
14 38 (4.51%) Azure Engineer
14 38 (4.51%) Developer
15 37 (4.39%) Windows Server Engineer
16 35 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 34 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (9.38%) Web Services
2 33 (3.92%) .NET
3 24 (2.85%) ASP.NET
4 19 (2.26%) HTML
5 16 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
5 16 (1.90%) XML
6 13 (1.54%) COM
6 13 (1.54%) jQuery
7 12 (1.43%) Ajax
8 10 (1.19%) JSON
9 9 (1.07%) CSS
10 7 (0.83%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.83%) Entity Framework
10 7 (0.83%) Java EE
10 7 (0.83%) Middleware
10 7 (0.83%) OpenID
10 7 (0.83%) WSH
11 6 (0.71%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 61 (7.24%) Hybrid Cloud
3 59 (7.01%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (4.51%) Public Cloud
5 34 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (3.56%) Driving Licence
7 25 (2.97%) iPhone
7 25 (2.97%) Replication
8 23 (2.73%) Clustering
8 23 (2.73%) User Experience
9 18 (2.14%) PKI
10 16 (1.90%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.90%) Thin Client
11 15 (1.78%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.66%) iPad
12 14 (1.66%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.54%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (1.07%) Renewable Energy
16 8 (0.95%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 830 (98.57%) Windows
2 648 (76.96%) Windows Server
3 490 (58.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 401 (47.62%) Windows Server 2019
5 252 (29.93%) Windows 10
6 217 (25.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 203 (24.11%) Linux
8 93 (11.05%) Windows 7
9 81 (9.62%) Ubuntu
10 76 (9.03%) CentOS
11 48 (5.70%) Android
12 43 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 39 (4.63%) Windows 8
14 37 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (2.49%) Apple iOS
16 11 (1.31%) Unix
17 7 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.83%) SUSE
18 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (25.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 206 (24.47%) ITIL
3 113 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (12.35%) DevOps
5 85 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (8.19%) Infrastructure as Code
7 66 (7.84%) Migration
8 65 (7.72%) Service Management
9 62 (7.36%) Computer Science
10 61 (7.24%) Task Automation
11 60 (7.13%) Configuration Management
12 55 (6.53%) Scrum
13 53 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 53 (6.29%) Mentoring
14 52 (6.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 51 (6.06%) DevSecOps
15 51 (6.06%) Software Testing
16 50 (5.94%) Data Science
16 50 (5.94%) Machine Learning
16 50 (5.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 332 (39.43%) PowerShell
2 182 (21.62%) SQL
3 85 (10.10%) Bash Shell
4 48 (5.70%) Python
5 30 (3.56%) C#
6 28 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 25 (2.97%) VBScript
8 19 (2.26%) VB
9 17 (2.02%) Java
10 16 (1.90%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.19%) C
12 6 (0.71%) Perl
12 6 (0.71%) PHP
12 6 (0.71%) PHP 4
12 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.71%) VB6
13 4 (0.48%) Korn
14 2 (0.24%) Groovy
14 2 (0.24%) R
15 1 (0.12%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 100 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (6.65%) Degree
4 49 (5.82%) MCSA
5 47 (5.58%) SC Cleared
6 41 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (4.75%) MCSE
8 33 (3.92%) CCNA
9 27 (3.21%) MCP
10 16 (1.90%) AWS Certification
10 16 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 9 (1.07%) MCITP
15 9 (1.07%) VCP6
16 8 (0.95%) A+ Certification
16 8 (0.95%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.01%) SLA
2 24 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.31%) GDPR
4 8 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.71%) QA
6 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.36%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 563 (66.86%) Active Directory
2 316 (37.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (23.28%) Hyper-V
4 84 (9.98%) Docker
5 73 (8.67%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (7.96%) vSphere
7 52 (6.18%) XenApp
8 36 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (3.44%) XenDesktop
10 22 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (1.31%) VirtualBox
13 11 (1.31%) VMware Server
14 10 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.19%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.95%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.36%) NFS
17 3 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 94 (11.16%) SCCM
2 83 (9.86%) Ansible
3 67 (7.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 54 (6.41%) Puppet
5 43 (5.11%) Terraform
6 42 (4.99%) Kubernetes
7 37 (4.39%) SCOM
8 22 (2.61%) SCVMM
9 18 (2.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 18 (2.14%) Packer
10 17 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
11 16 (1.90%) Consul
11 16 (1.90%) Grafana
11 16 (1.90%) Graphite
11 16 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
11 16 (1.90%) Nagios
11 16 (1.90%) Opsview
11 16 (1.90%) Prometheus
12 12 (1.43%) vCenter Server
13 11 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 613 (72.80%) Microsoft
2 445 (52.85%) VMware
3 193 (22.92%) Cisco
4 147 (17.46%) Citrix
5 94 (11.16%) Veeam
6 59 (7.01%) HP
7 56 (6.65%) Oracle
8 51 (6.06%) Google
9 50 (5.94%) NetApp
10 48 (5.70%) Sophos
11 45 (5.34%) Dell
11 45 (5.34%) Red Hat
12 34 (4.04%) ServiceNow
12 34 (4.04%) SolarWinds
13 30 (3.56%) Meraki
14 26 (3.09%) McAfee
15 25 (2.97%) SonicWALL
16 21 (2.49%) EMC
17 18 (2.14%) Palo Alto
18 17 (2.02%) IBM