Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 390 302 228
Rank change year-on-year -88 -74 +56
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 1,056 656 1,878
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.04% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.47% 5.06% 6.66%
Number of salaries quoted 836 529 1,596
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,583 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.11% - +4.17%

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 23,630 12,972 28,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.45% 20.50% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,827 10,707 22,889
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -2.38%

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 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Top 18 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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -77 987 £40,000 - 220
UK excluding London -94 627 £35,583 -5.11% 174
London -24 391 £48,000 -12.73% 64
North of England -102 147 £37,500 +2.74% 41
South East -121 128 £33,250 -20.83% 40
Midlands -51 125 £33,500 -9.55% 36
South West +2 121 £32,750 -6.43% 21
Work from Home -181 115 £47,500 -13.64% 37
North West -82 77 £38,000 +4.11% 17
East of England -47 73 £40,000 -3.03% 18
West Midlands -54 70 £37,500 +1.25% 23
Yorkshire -61 52 £35,000 +12.18% 18
East Midlands -51 50 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Scotland -58 23 £34,500 -1.43% 12
North East -38 18 £40,000 -9.09% 6
Wales -64 7 £24,860 -49.27% 5
Channel Islands -8 4 £50,000 +38.89%
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,054 (99.81%) Windows
2 747 (70.74%) Active Directory
3 718 (67.99%) Microsoft
4 685 (64.87%) Windows Server
5 665 (62.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 600 (56.82%) Microsoft 365
7 543 (51.42%) Windows Server 2019
8 521 (49.34%) Windows 10
9 520 (49.24%) Azure
10 457 (43.28%) VMware
11 333 (31.53%) PowerShell
12 330 (31.25%) Social Skills
13 325 (30.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 297 (28.13%) DNS
15 276 (26.14%) Firewall
16 269 (25.47%) ITIL
17 255 (24.15%) DHCP
18 241 (22.82%) Microsoft Office
19 240 (22.73%) SQL
20 236 (22.35%) Problem-Solving
21 228 (21.59%) Hyper-V
22 221 (20.93%) WAN
23 216 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
24 207 (19.60%) LAN
25 202 (19.13%) TCP/IP
26 196 (18.56%) Cisco
27 194 (18.37%) Linux
28 185 (17.52%) SQL Server
29 184 (17.42%) Citrix
30 181 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 163 (15.44%) MS Exchange
2 138 (13.07%) SharePoint
3 83 (7.86%) IIS
4 61 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (1.33%) Skype for Business
9 11 (1.04%) Apache
10 10 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.76%) CMS
12 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.38%) Confluence
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.095%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 241 (22.82%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) BambooHR
2 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.095%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.095%) PlanetPress Connect
5 1 (0.095%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 600 (56.82%) Microsoft 365
2 520 (49.24%) Azure
3 138 (13.07%) AWS
4 109 (10.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 69 (6.53%) SaaS
6 57 (5.40%) PaaS
7 56 (5.30%) IaaS
8 41 (3.88%) OneDrive
9 24 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (1.61%) Mimecast
11 14 (1.33%) Google Workspace
12 13 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.14%) Nutanix
13 12 (1.14%) Power Platform
14 10 (0.95%) Azure Monitor
15 8 (0.76%) Azure Sentinel
16 7 (0.66%) GCP
17 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
18 4 (0.38%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 297 (28.13%) DNS
2 276 (26.14%) Firewall
3 255 (24.15%) DHCP
4 221 (20.93%) WAN
5 207 (19.60%) LAN
6 202 (19.13%) TCP/IP
7 170 (16.10%) VPN
8 127 (12.03%) SAN
9 80 (7.58%) VLAN
10 74 (7.01%) Wireless
11 63 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
12 62 (5.87%) VoIP
13 44 (4.17%) BGP
13 44 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
14 40 (3.79%) Network Security
15 30 (2.84%) Skype
16 29 (2.75%) Internet
17 27 (2.56%) NAS
18 23 (2.18%) IP Telephony
19 20 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (17.52%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.40%) MySQL
3 46 (4.36%) MariaDB
4 45 (4.26%) InfluxDB
4 45 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 21 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.04%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.95%) SQL Server 2017
12 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2019
13 3 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.095%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.85%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.66%) JIRA
4 7 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.28%) Subversion
7 2 (0.19%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.19%) Gradle
7 2 (0.19%) Maven
8 1 (0.095%) Ant
8 1 (0.095%) MSI
8 1 (0.095%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.095%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 330 (31.25%) Social Skills
2 144 (13.64%) Finance
3 118 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (8.52%) Organisational Skills
5 55 (5.21%) Law
6 48 (4.55%) Back Office
7 35 (3.31%) Public Sector
8 31 (2.94%) Manufacturing
9 29 (2.75%) Presentation Skills
10 27 (2.56%) Legal
11 26 (2.46%) Documentation Skills
12 21 (1.99%) Telecoms
13 14 (1.33%) Electronics
14 13 (1.23%) Retail
15 12 (1.14%) Automotive
16 11 (1.04%) French Language
17 10 (0.95%) Games
18 6 (0.57%) Banking
19 5 (0.47%) Front Office
20 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 200 (18.94%) Analyst
2 173 (16.38%) IT Support
3 172 (16.29%) IT Engineer
4 171 (16.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 152 (14.39%) Support Engineer
6 141 (13.35%) Support Analyst
7 94 (8.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 82 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 74 (7.01%) IT Support Engineer
10 72 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
11 63 (5.97%) Administrator
12 62 (5.87%) IT Analyst
13 57 (5.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 53 (5.02%) IT Support Analyst
15 50 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
16 48 (4.55%) DBA
17 45 (4.26%) IT Technician
18 43 (4.07%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
19 40 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 38 (3.60%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.92%) .NET
2 22 (2.08%) Web Services
3 21 (1.99%) ASP.NET
4 19 (1.80%) ServiceStack
5 17 (1.61%) HTML
6 16 (1.52%) WSH
7 13 (1.23%) COM
8 10 (0.95%) LAMP
9 9 (0.85%) XML
10 8 (0.76%) XSLT
11 7 (0.66%) CSS
12 6 (0.57%) JSON
12 6 (0.57%) LDAP
12 6 (0.57%) SAML
12 6 (0.57%) WAMP
13 5 (0.47%) ARM Templates
14 4 (0.38%) EDI
14 4 (0.38%) JSP
14 4 (0.38%) OC4J
14 4 (0.38%) XAMPP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.47%) User Experience
2 87 (8.24%) Data Centre
3 53 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 38 (3.60%) Clustering
6 34 (3.22%) Driving Licence
7 33 (3.13%) PKI
8 22 (2.08%) Replication
9 19 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.52%) Blackberry
12 13 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.04%) iPad
14 10 (0.95%) FMCG
15 9 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.85%) Private Cloud
16 8 (0.76%) e-Learning
16 8 (0.76%) Mobile App
17 7 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
17 7 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1,054 (99.81%) Windows
2 685 (64.87%) Windows Server
3 665 (62.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 543 (51.42%) Windows Server 2019
5 521 (49.34%) Windows 10
6 216 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 194 (18.37%) Linux
8 119 (11.27%) Windows 7
9 73 (6.91%) CentOS
10 66 (6.25%) Mac OS X
11 62 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (3.69%) Windows 8
14 21 (1.99%) Mac OS
15 19 (1.80%) Unix
16 16 (1.52%) Android
16 16 (1.52%) Ubuntu
17 14 (1.33%) Apple iOS
18 12 (1.14%) SUSE
19 8 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (25.47%) ITIL
2 236 (22.35%) Problem-Solving
3 181 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 100 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (8.71%) Migration
6 87 (8.24%) Time Management
7 86 (8.14%) Change Management
8 80 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
9 77 (7.29%) Computer Science
10 72 (6.82%) Security Patching
11 70 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 68 (6.44%) Service Delivery
13 65 (6.16%) Project Management
14 56 (5.30%) High Availability
15 55 (5.21%) DevOps
15 55 (5.21%) Incident Management
16 49 (4.64%) Mentoring
17 45 (4.26%) Business Continuity
17 45 (4.26%) IT Governance
18 44 (4.17%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 333 (31.53%) PowerShell
2 240 (22.73%) SQL
3 82 (7.77%) Bash
4 33 (3.13%) VB
5 32 (3.03%) Python
6 31 (2.94%) C#
7 27 (2.56%) Perl
8 17 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.95%) VB.NET
9 10 (0.95%) VBScript
10 8 (0.76%) C
10 8 (0.76%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.76%) PHP
11 7 (0.66%) Java
12 4 (0.38%) C++
12 4 (0.38%) Korn
12 4 (0.38%) VBA
13 3 (0.28%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.095%) AWK
14 1 (0.095%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 124 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 108 (10.23%) Degree
3 104 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (7.67%) SC Cleared
5 65 (6.16%) MCP
6 64 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 60 (5.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 58 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
9 50 (4.73%) CCNA
9 50 (4.73%) MCSA
10 42 (3.98%) MCSE
11 30 (2.84%) CCNP
12 27 (2.56%) MCITP
13 22 (2.08%) DBS Check
13 22 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.70%) MCDST
15 16 (1.52%) A+ Certification
16 15 (1.42%) JNCIA
17 8 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (11.46%) SLA
2 27 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.27%) GDPR
4 9 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.57%) QA
6 5 (0.47%) NIST
7 4 (0.38%) PMO
8 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.095%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.095%) NCSC
System Software
1 747 (70.74%) Active Directory
2 325 (30.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (21.59%) Hyper-V
4 73 (6.91%) VMware ESXi
5 70 (6.63%) vSphere
6 51 (4.83%) XenApp
7 33 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 30 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (2.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (1.80%) Docker
10 19 (1.80%) Firmware
11 12 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (1.04%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.76%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.57%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
18 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 179 (16.95%) SCCM
2 101 (9.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 100 (9.47%) Terraform
4 60 (5.68%) SCOM
5 48 (4.55%) WSUS
6 47 (4.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 29 (2.75%) Ansible
8 23 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 22 (2.08%) SCVMM
10 21 (1.99%) Backup Exec
10 21 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
11 20 (1.89%) NetBackup
12 18 (1.70%) Puppet
13 16 (1.52%) Kubernetes
13 16 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 16 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
14 14 (1.33%) FortiGate
15 13 (1.23%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.85%) Rancher
Vendors
1 718 (67.99%) Microsoft
2 457 (43.28%) VMware
3 196 (18.56%) Cisco
4 184 (17.42%) Citrix
5 120 (11.36%) Veeam
6 90 (8.52%) HP
7 87 (8.24%) ServiceNow
8 83 (7.86%) Dell
9 71 (6.72%) Oracle
10 60 (5.68%) Meraki
11 54 (5.11%) Juniper
12 48 (4.55%) Red Hat
13 46 (4.36%) Fortinet
14 35 (3.31%) EMC
15 34 (3.22%) SolarWinds
16 29 (2.75%) Apple
16 29 (2.75%) Okta
17 28 (2.65%) Aruba
17 28 (2.65%) LogicMonitor
18 26 (2.46%) Commvault