Period
to 10 April 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 10 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
10 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 254 366
Rank change year-on-year +17 +112 +524
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 1,545 2,010 1,526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.35% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.30% 5.84% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,320 1,680 1,319
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -9.68%

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 24,538 34,418 42,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 23.10% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19,745 27,520 34,353
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

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 10 April 2020.

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 10 April 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 +4 1,395 £40,000 - 157
UK excluding London +21 1,009 £37,500 - 132
London -13 467 £45,000 -10.00% 39
South East +34 326 £37,500 - 34
Midlands +20 174 £40,000 +6.67% 11
North of England -31 171 £35,000 - 40
East of England +27 133 £40,000 +6.67% 14
South West +41 123 £36,500 -2.67% 19
North West -4 103 £37,000 +2.78% 16
East Midlands +44 102 £37,500 - 5
Work from Home +35 81 £50,000 -16.67% 11
West Midlands -19 72 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Scotland +92 65 £35,000 -22.22% 10
Yorkshire -26 50 £29,500 -15.71% 15
North East +14 18 £33,000 -4.35% 9
Wales -22 12 £28,000 -25.33% 4
Northern Ireland +6 4 - - 1
Channel Islands -2 4 £25,000 -25.37%

For the 6 months to 10 April 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 1,525 (98.71%) Windows
2 1,177 (76.18%) Windows Server
3 1,042 (67.44%) Active Directory
4 1,028 (66.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 908 (58.77%) Office 365
6 905 (58.58%) Microsoft
7 811 (52.49%) VMware
8 653 (42.27%) Azure
9 583 (37.73%) Windows 10
10 509 (32.94%) DNS
11 485 (31.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 450 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 442 (28.61%) DHCP
14 423 (27.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 401 (25.95%) Firewall
16 391 (25.31%) Hyper-V
17 353 (22.85%) PowerShell
18 345 (22.33%) MS Exchange
19 327 (21.17%) Cisco
20 321 (20.78%) Citrix
21 313 (20.26%) ITIL
22 289 (18.71%) Windows Server 2019
23 277 (17.93%) TCP/IP
24 270 (17.48%) Windows 7
25 266 (17.22%) SCCM
26 258 (16.70%) SQL Server
27 251 (16.25%) LAN
28 249 (16.12%) Microsoft Office
29 247 (15.99%) Linux
30 230 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 345 (22.33%) MS Exchange
2 187 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 142 (9.19%) SharePoint
5 78 (5.05%) IIS
6 55 (3.56%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.68%) Apache
7 26 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.04%) JBoss
9 14 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.58%) Confluence
12 8 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.45%) SAS
14 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.26%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.19%) CMS
16 3 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 249 (16.12%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.13%) Windchill
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.065%) InDesign
6 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.19%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.13%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.13%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.065%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.065%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 908 (58.77%) Office 365
2 653 (42.27%) Azure
3 218 (14.11%) AWS
4 155 (10.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 91 (5.89%) IaaS
6 71 (4.60%) PaaS
7 64 (4.14%) SaaS
8 54 (3.50%) OneDrive
9 42 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (1.75%) Mimecast
11 20 (1.29%) Akamai
12 19 (1.23%) Power Platform
13 17 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (1.04%) OpenShift
15 15 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 10 (0.65%) GCP
19 9 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 509 (32.94%) DNS
2 442 (28.61%) DHCP
3 401 (25.95%) Firewall
4 277 (17.93%) TCP/IP
5 251 (16.25%) LAN
6 229 (14.82%) WAN
7 190 (12.30%) VPN
8 179 (11.59%) SAN
9 136 (8.80%) VLAN
10 131 (8.48%) VoIP
11 70 (4.53%) Skype
12 63 (4.08%) NetScaler
13 60 (3.88%) Wireless
14 46 (2.98%) Internet
15 40 (2.59%) NAS
16 39 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
17 34 (2.20%) iSCSI
17 34 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
18 31 (2.01%) SSL
19 29 (1.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.95%) SQL Server 2016
3 48 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
4 30 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 26 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.29%) MySQL
9 17 (1.10%) Power BI
10 15 (0.97%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.84%) SQL Server 2017
11 13 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.58%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.32%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.32%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.46%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 22 (1.42%) GitLab
5 21 (1.36%) TeamCity
6 20 (1.29%) JIRA
7 12 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (0.71%) Ant
8 11 (0.71%) JUnit
8 11 (0.71%) Maven
8 11 (0.71%) Selenium
9 10 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.39%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.39%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.26%) Bazaar
13 4 (0.26%) Chocolatey
13 4 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 155 (10.03%) Finance
2 73 (4.72%) Retail
3 45 (2.91%) Law
4 42 (2.72%) Public Sector
5 33 (2.14%) Legal
5 33 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.36%) Banking
8 16 (1.04%) Advertising
9 12 (0.78%) Marketing
10 11 (0.71%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.52%) Local Government
12 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.39%) Back Office
14 4 (0.26%) Military
14 4 (0.26%) Publishing
15 3 (0.19%) Billing
15 3 (0.19%) Games
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 310 (20.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 267 (17.28%) Support Engineer
3 238 (15.40%) IT Support
4 209 (13.53%) Analyst
5 205 (13.27%) IT Engineer
6 123 (7.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 122 (7.90%) IT Support Engineer
8 116 (7.51%) Support Analyst
9 108 (6.99%) Systems Engineer
10 105 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 87 (5.63%) Consultant
12 81 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
13 80 (5.18%) Administrator
14 78 (5.05%) IT Analyst
15 73 (4.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 72 (4.66%) Server Engineer
17 70 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
18 65 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
19 63 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 57 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.52%) .NET
2 31 (2.01%) Web Services
3 26 (1.68%) WSH
4 25 (1.62%) JSON
5 23 (1.49%) HTML
6 22 (1.42%) XML
7 20 (1.29%) AngularJS
8 19 (1.23%) LDAP
8 19 (1.23%) XML Messaging
9 18 (1.17%) CSS
9 18 (1.17%) jQuery
10 17 (1.10%) Middleware
11 16 (1.04%) ASP.NET
11 16 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (0.91%) React
13 13 (0.84%) Spring
14 12 (0.78%) Django
14 12 (0.78%) Laravel
15 11 (0.71%) Hibernate
16 10 (0.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 110 (7.12%) Management Information System
3 95 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (2.85%) Replication
5 37 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 33 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 31 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (1.75%) Clustering
8 27 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (1.68%) Device Driver
10 25 (1.62%) PKI
11 16 (1.04%) Blog
11 16 (1.04%) iPhone
12 14 (0.91%) CMDB
12 14 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.84%) iPad
14 12 (0.78%) Blackberry
15 11 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.71%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,525 (98.71%) Windows
2 1,177 (76.18%) Windows Server
3 1,028 (66.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 583 (37.73%) Windows 10
5 450 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 289 (18.71%) Windows Server 2019
7 270 (17.48%) Windows 7
8 247 (15.99%) Linux
9 103 (6.67%) Windows 8
10 94 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 56 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 50 (3.24%) CentOS
13 34 (2.20%) Ubuntu
14 28 (1.81%) Debian
14 28 (1.81%) Unix
15 20 (1.29%) Apple iOS
16 17 (1.10%) Android
17 13 (0.84%) VMS
18 12 (0.78%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (27.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 313 (20.26%) ITIL
3 174 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
4 136 (8.80%) Project Management
5 129 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 111 (7.18%) DevOps
7 110 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (6.02%) Project Delivery
9 86 (5.57%) Mentoring
10 85 (5.50%) Information Security
11 78 (5.05%) Change Management
12 72 (4.66%) Server Management
12 72 (4.66%) Service Delivery
13 61 (3.95%) Problem Management
14 60 (3.88%) Collaborative Working
15 57 (3.69%) Patch Management
15 57 (3.69%) Time Management
16 56 (3.62%) Migration
17 48 (3.11%) Incident Management
18 43 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 353 (22.85%) PowerShell
2 217 (14.05%) SQL
3 57 (3.69%) VBScript
4 40 (2.59%) Python
5 26 (1.68%) JavaScript
6 25 (1.62%) C#
7 19 (1.23%) Java
7 19 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 15 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 15 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 12 (0.78%) VB
10 9 (0.58%) C
11 8 (0.52%) PHP
12 7 (0.45%) R
13 6 (0.39%) Ruby
14 5 (0.32%) Perl
15 4 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.065%) Go
16 1 (0.065%) VBA
Qualifications
1 230 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (9.13%) MCSE
3 136 (8.80%) MCSA
4 106 (6.86%) Degree
5 90 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (4.53%) MCP
7 61 (3.95%) CCNA
8 50 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 48 (3.11%) Security Cleared
10 42 (2.72%) CCNP
11 32 (2.07%) MCITP
12 30 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.62%) DV Cleared
14 21 (1.36%) SC Cleared
15 15 (0.97%) DBS Check
16 13 (0.84%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
17 11 (0.71%) MCTS
17 11 (0.71%) VCAP
18 9 (0.58%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (9.77%) SLA
2 46 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (2.85%) QA
4 43 (2.78%) GDPR
5 25 (1.62%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.39%) COBIT
8 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.19%) NIST
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) NCSC
11 1 (0.065%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,042 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 485 (31.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 391 (25.31%) Hyper-V
4 150 (9.71%) XenApp
5 148 (9.58%) vSphere
6 119 (7.70%) VMware ESXi
7 65 (4.21%) XenDesktop
8 63 (4.08%) Docker
9 60 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
10 53 (3.43%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 20 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (1.17%) VMware NSX
14 15 (0.97%) VirtualBox
15 14 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 13 (0.84%) DFS Replication
17 12 (0.78%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.71%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
19 10 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 266 (17.22%) SCCM
2 130 (8.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 80 (5.18%) WSUS
4 73 (4.72%) SCOM
5 63 (4.08%) Ansible
6 50 (3.24%) Terraform
7 48 (3.11%) Backup Exec
8 41 (2.65%) Kubernetes
9 36 (2.33%) NetBackup
10 33 (2.14%) vCenter Server
11 30 (1.94%) SCVMM
12 26 (1.68%) Puppet
13 22 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
14 21 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
15 19 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
16 16 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
16 16 (1.04%) vRealize
17 14 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
18 12 (0.78%) FortiGate
18 12 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 905 (58.58%) Microsoft
2 811 (52.49%) VMware
3 327 (21.17%) Cisco
4 321 (20.78%) Citrix
5 186 (12.04%) HP
6 118 (7.64%) Veeam
7 98 (6.34%) Dell
8 67 (4.34%) Symantec
9 64 (4.14%) Red Hat
10 58 (3.75%) Meraki
10 58 (3.75%) NetApp
11 54 (3.50%) EMC
12 53 (3.43%) Apple
12 53 (3.43%) Juniper
13 52 (3.37%) Palo Alto
14 45 (2.91%) SonicWALL
15 41 (2.65%) Oracle
16 34 (2.20%) Google
17 30 (1.94%) McAfee
17 30 (1.94%) Sophos