Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 225 309
Rank change year-on-year -28 +84 +215
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 618 2,110 1,816
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.52% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.77% 6.61% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 506 1,835 1,582
Median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,275
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £61,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -0.68%

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 10,712 31,937 38,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.51% 22.96% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8,805 25,171 30,879
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.86% +0.63%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -19 576 £44,500 +11.25% 124
UK excluding London -7 421 £40,000 +6.67% 115
London -24 183 £52,500 +10.53% 11
South East +34 153 £45,000 +20.00% 34
North of England +49 119 £35,000 -6.67% 30
North West +24 51 £35,500 -5.33% 13
Midlands +7 51 £41,250 +17.86% 21
North East +54 39 £31,500 +36.96% 7
East of England +44 34 £42,500 +10.39% 10
Work from Home +5 34 £50,500 -12.17% 9
East Midlands +55 30 £38,750 +15.10% 6
South West -13 30 £40,000 -8.57% 18
Yorkshire +38 29 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Wales +50 25 £38,000 +2.70% 1
West Midlands -14 21 £42,500 +21.43% 15
Scotland +105 15 £36,250 +31.82% 1
Northern Ireland -3 1 £50,000 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 606 (98.06%) Windows
2 486 (78.64%) Windows Server
3 441 (71.36%) Active Directory
4 402 (65.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 392 (63.43%) Microsoft
6 351 (56.80%) VMware
7 325 (52.59%) Office 365
8 285 (46.12%) Azure
9 242 (39.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 216 (34.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 207 (33.50%) Hyper-V
12 206 (33.33%) Windows 10
13 203 (32.85%) PowerShell
14 182 (29.45%) DNS
15 170 (27.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 170 (27.51%) Windows Server 2019
16 160 (25.89%) DHCP
17 154 (24.92%) Cisco
18 149 (24.11%) MS Exchange
19 145 (23.46%) Firewall
20 143 (23.14%) ITIL
21 134 (21.68%) SCCM
22 125 (20.23%) SQL
23 117 (18.93%) Citrix
24 115 (18.61%) Windows 7
25 112 (18.12%) SQL Server
26 101 (16.34%) Microsoft Certification
27 98 (15.86%) Finance
27 98 (15.86%) AWS
28 96 (15.53%) Microsoft Office

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
1 149 (24.11%) MS Exchange
2 74 (11.97%) IIS
2 74 (11.97%) SharePoint
3 67 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (5.02%) Skype for Business
6 16 (2.59%) Apache
7 11 (1.78%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.97%) Confluence
9 6 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.16%) CMS
Applications
1 96 (15.53%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.32%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.16%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 325 (52.59%) Office 365
2 285 (46.12%) Azure
3 98 (15.86%) AWS
4 71 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (8.41%) IaaS
6 38 (6.15%) PaaS
7 29 (4.69%) OneDrive
8 24 (3.88%) SaaS
9 17 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.43%) Power Platform
11 11 (1.78%) PowerApps
12 9 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.46%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.97%) Power Automate
14 5 (0.81%) GitHub
15 3 (0.49%) GCP
16 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.32%) Cloudflare
16 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 182 (29.45%) DNS
2 160 (25.89%) DHCP
3 145 (23.46%) Firewall
4 88 (14.24%) SAN
5 82 (13.27%) TCP/IP
6 66 (10.68%) LAN
7 65 (10.52%) WAN
8 64 (10.36%) VPN
9 51 (8.25%) Skype
10 46 (7.44%) VoIP
11 32 (5.18%) Remote Desktop
11 32 (5.18%) VLAN
12 29 (4.69%) Wireless
13 25 (4.05%) NetScaler
14 22 (3.56%) Internet
15 18 (2.91%) SSL
16 15 (2.43%) Cisco IOS
17 14 (2.27%) NAS
18 13 (2.10%) DMARC
19 12 (1.94%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (3.24%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (1.46%) Big Data
6 9 (1.46%) MySQL
6 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.29%) Power BI
7 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.13%) Biml
8 7 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.32%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (1.94%) JIRA
2 8 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.32%) GitLab
6 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.16%) MSI
7 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 98 (15.86%) Finance
2 18 (2.91%) Banking
3 17 (2.75%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.10%) Law
5 12 (1.94%) Local Government
6 10 (1.62%) Military
7 8 (1.29%) Retail
8 6 (0.97%) Legal
8 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.65%) Police
10 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.49%) Advertising
11 3 (0.49%) Back Office
11 3 (0.49%) Billing
12 2 (0.32%) French Language
12 2 (0.32%) German Language
12 2 (0.32%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (21.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (11.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 63 (10.19%) Support Engineer
4 61 (9.87%) Analyst
5 59 (9.55%) IT Engineer
5 59 (9.55%) Server Engineer
6 48 (7.77%) IT Support
7 43 (6.96%) Consultant
8 37 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
9 29 (4.69%) Administrator
10 28 (4.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.37%) Support Analyst
12 26 (4.21%) Applications Support
12 26 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
12 26 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
13 25 (4.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
14 24 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (3.72%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.88%) .NET
2 16 (2.59%) LDAP
3 15 (2.43%) HTML
3 15 (2.43%) XML
4 13 (2.10%) Web Services
5 12 (1.94%) CSS
6 7 (1.13%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.13%) X-Windows
7 6 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.97%) SAML
8 5 (0.81%) jQuery
8 5 (0.81%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.65%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.49%) DHTML
10 3 (0.49%) Django
10 3 (0.49%) Laravel
10 3 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.49%) WSH
10 3 (0.49%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.65%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 33 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (5.02%) Clustering
5 25 (4.05%) PKI
6 24 (3.88%) Replication
7 20 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.59%) Life Science
8 16 (2.59%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.78%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.62%) User Experience
11 9 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.46%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.46%) Smartphone
11 9 (1.46%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.81%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.81%) Wiki
13 4 (0.65%) Eurex
13 4 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 606 (98.06%) Windows
2 486 (78.64%) Windows Server
3 402 (65.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 216 (34.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 170 (27.51%) Windows Server 2019
7 115 (18.61%) Windows 7
8 79 (12.78%) Linux
9 56 (9.06%) Windows 8
10 45 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (3.72%) CentOS
12 12 (1.94%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.29%) Debian
14 8 (1.29%) Unix
15 5 (0.81%) Solaris
16 4 (0.65%) Android
17 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (27.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 143 (23.14%) ITIL
3 57 (9.22%) Project Management
4 54 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 52 (8.41%) Server Management
7 47 (7.61%) Project Delivery
8 46 (7.44%) Incident Management
9 44 (7.12%) Migration
9 44 (7.12%) Service Delivery
10 40 (6.47%) Computer Science
11 39 (6.31%) DevOps
12 35 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
12 35 (5.66%) Mentoring
12 35 (5.66%) Storage Management
13 32 (5.18%) Problem Management
14 31 (5.02%) ITIL V3
14 31 (5.02%) Virtual Environments
15 29 (4.69%) ITSM
16 28 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 203 (32.85%) PowerShell
2 125 (20.23%) SQL
3 23 (3.72%) T-SQL
4 15 (2.43%) C#
4 15 (2.43%) Python
5 10 (1.62%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.62%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.13%) C
6 7 (1.13%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.97%) Perl
7 6 (0.97%) VB
8 5 (0.81%) VBScript
9 4 (0.65%) Java
10 3 (0.49%) PHP
10 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.49%) VB6
10 3 (0.49%) XQuery
11 2 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 101 (16.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 59 (9.55%) MCSE
4 51 (8.25%) Degree
5 41 (6.63%) DV Cleared
6 39 (6.31%) MCSA
7 33 (5.34%) SC Cleared
8 30 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (4.85%) MCP
9 27 (4.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (4.05%) MCITP
11 24 (3.88%) CCNA
12 16 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.29%) MCTS
14 7 (1.13%) AWS Certification
14 7 (1.13%) CCA
14 7 (1.13%) CCNP
14 7 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.65%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.71%) SLA
2 18 (2.91%) GDPR
3 13 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.46%) NCSC
5 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.65%) QA
6 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 441 (71.36%) Active Directory
2 242 (39.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (33.50%) Hyper-V
4 59 (9.55%) VMware ESXi
4 59 (9.55%) vSphere
5 29 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (4.21%) XenApp
7 24 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (2.75%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (1.29%) Terminal Server
11 8 (1.29%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.29%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.97%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.81%) Docker
14 4 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 134 (21.68%) SCCM
2 72 (11.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 57 (9.22%) SCOM
4 56 (9.06%) WSUS
5 36 (5.83%) SCVMM
6 22 (3.56%) NetBackup
7 20 (3.24%) Backup Exec
8 19 (3.07%) EMC NetWorker
9 15 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (2.10%) vRealize
11 10 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (1.29%) Ansible
12 8 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (1.13%) Puppet
13 7 (1.13%) SCSM
14 6 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.81%) CASB
15 5 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 392 (63.43%) Microsoft
2 351 (56.80%) VMware
3 154 (24.92%) Cisco
4 117 (18.93%) Citrix
5 88 (14.24%) HP
6 46 (7.44%) Veeam
7 42 (6.80%) Dell
8 33 (5.34%) Symantec
9 30 (4.85%) EMC
9 30 (4.85%) Red Hat
10 27 (4.37%) SolarWinds
11 25 (4.05%) Juniper
11 25 (4.05%) Sophos
12 19 (3.07%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.59%) Meraki
14 15 (2.43%) NetApp
15 11 (1.78%) Apple
15 11 (1.78%) Bloomberg
15 11 (1.78%) Palo Alto
16 10 (1.62%) Oracle