Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 228 266
Rank change year-on-year -78 +38 +112
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 741 1,780 2,006
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.44% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 6.54% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 693 1,580 1,743
Median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,838 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 15,174 27,219 35,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.90% 22.01% 23.14%
Number of salaries quoted 12,292 22,110 28,561
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -63 698 £42,500 +8.97% 137
UK excluding London -35 542 £37,500 - 117
London -68 180 £57,500 +35.29% 26
South East -8 169 £45,000 +23.29% 31
North of England +15 136 £35,000 -1.41% 20
Work from Home -73 102 £50,000 - 19
South West +11 92 £34,000 -6.85% 17
Midlands -46 86 £37,500 -6.25% 31
North West +16 66 £38,000 +1.33% 12
West Midlands -2 48 £36,519 -14.07% 16
East Midlands -22 41 £37,500 - 15
Yorkshire +8 40 £27,050 -13.44% 8
East of England -16 32 £37,500 -6.25% 12
North East +34 30 £32,500 -13.91%
Wales +36 18 £44,000 +18.12% 4
Scotland -23 14 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Channel Islands 0 1 £36,000 +44.00%

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 730 (98.52%) Windows
2 553 (74.63%) Windows Server
3 526 (70.99%) Active Directory
4 474 (63.97%) Microsoft
5 469 (63.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 440 (59.38%) VMware
7 390 (52.63%) Azure
8 340 (45.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 340 (45.88%) Microsoft 365
9 277 (37.38%) Windows Server 2019
10 270 (36.44%) PowerShell
11 239 (32.25%) DNS
12 224 (30.23%) Windows 10
13 216 (29.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 215 (29.01%) Firewall
15 208 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 198 (26.72%) ITIL
17 182 (24.56%) DHCP
18 169 (22.81%) Hyper-V
19 145 (19.57%) Cisco
20 138 (18.62%) Azure Active Directory
21 134 (18.08%) Linux
22 133 (17.95%) AWS
23 131 (17.68%) MS Exchange
24 124 (16.73%) SCCM
25 122 (16.46%) SQL Server
26 120 (16.19%) SQL
27 118 (15.92%) Citrix
28 115 (15.52%) Windows 7
29 106 (14.30%) SAN

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
1 131 (17.68%) MS Exchange
2 71 (9.58%) SharePoint
3 56 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (5.40%) Confluence
6 26 (3.51%) Skype for Business
7 23 (3.10%) IIS
8 17 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.81%) WordPress
12 4 (0.54%) Apache
13 3 (0.40%) CMS
13 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.27%) nginx
14 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 101 (13.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.13%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 390 (52.63%) Azure
2 340 (45.88%) Microsoft 365
3 138 (18.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 133 (17.95%) AWS
5 84 (11.34%) IaaS
6 79 (10.66%) SaaS
7 73 (9.85%) PaaS
8 27 (3.64%) OneDrive
9 24 (3.24%) GCP
10 16 (2.16%) Mimecast
11 14 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.89%) Power Platform
12 10 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.08%) G Suite
14 6 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 3 (0.40%) GoToWebinar
15 3 (0.40%) OpenDNS
16 2 (0.27%) Power Automate
16 2 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 239 (32.25%) DNS
2 215 (29.01%) Firewall
3 182 (24.56%) DHCP
4 106 (14.30%) SAN
4 106 (14.30%) TCP/IP
5 87 (11.74%) VPN
5 87 (11.74%) WAN
6 82 (11.07%) VLAN
7 80 (10.80%) LAN
8 72 (9.72%) VoIP
9 40 (5.40%) Skype
10 37 (4.99%) Wireless
11 34 (4.59%) IPv4
12 33 (4.45%) VSAN
13 28 (3.78%) OSPF
14 21 (2.83%) NAS
15 20 (2.70%) NetScaler
16 19 (2.56%) Network Security
16 19 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (2.16%) MySQL
4 13 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.81%) Power BI
10 5 (0.67%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.54%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.40%) Big Data
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 44 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 43 (5.80%) JIRA
3 24 (3.24%) Subversion
4 10 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.94%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.67%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.67%) Gradle
7 5 (0.67%) Maven
7 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.40%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.40%) MSI
8 3 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.13%) Babel
9 1 (0.13%) GitLab
9 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.13%) webpack
General
1 88 (11.88%) Finance
2 28 (3.78%) Banking
3 26 (3.51%) Law
4 20 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.02%) Legal
5 15 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.75%) Public Sector
7 12 (1.62%) Automotive
8 10 (1.35%) Marketing
8 10 (1.35%) Retail
9 9 (1.21%) Electronics
10 6 (0.81%) Back Office
10 6 (0.81%) Billing
11 5 (0.67%) Military
12 4 (0.54%) Police
13 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.40%) Local Government
14 2 (0.27%) Games
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 171 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 107 (14.44%) IT Engineer
3 86 (11.61%) Support Engineer
4 85 (11.47%) IT Support
5 79 (10.66%) Analyst
6 53 (7.15%) Administrator
7 50 (6.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 44 (5.94%) IT Support Engineer
9 42 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 42 (5.67%) Server Engineer
10 37 (4.99%) VMware Engineer
11 34 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
12 33 (4.45%) Support Analyst
12 33 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
13 31 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support
13 31 (4.18%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
15 28 (3.78%) Architect
16 26 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 24 (3.24%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.61%) Web Services
2 18 (2.43%) .NET
3 11 (1.48%) JSON
4 8 (1.08%) LAMP
4 8 (1.08%) SAML
5 6 (0.81%) Kafka
5 6 (0.81%) OAuth
5 6 (0.81%) OpenID
6 5 (0.67%) REST
6 5 (0.67%) SOAP
7 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.54%) CSS
7 4 (0.54%) POSIX
7 4 (0.54%) WAMP
7 4 (0.54%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.40%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.40%) CSS3
8 3 (0.40%) MDX
8 3 (0.40%) WSH
8 3 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.75%) Public Cloud
3 44 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.32%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 23 (3.10%) PKI
8 20 (2.70%) Clustering
9 18 (2.43%) Replication
10 14 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.75%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.75%) Life Science
12 11 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.48%) Renewable Energy
12 11 (1.48%) User Experience
12 11 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (1.35%) FlexPod
13 10 (1.35%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 730 (98.52%) Windows
2 553 (74.63%) Windows Server
3 469 (63.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 277 (37.38%) Windows Server 2019
5 224 (30.23%) Windows 10
6 208 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 134 (18.08%) Linux
8 115 (15.52%) Windows 7
9 50 (6.75%) CentOS
10 42 (5.67%) Ubuntu
11 41 (5.53%) Windows 8
12 32 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (3.10%) Android
14 18 (2.43%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.48%) Unix
16 9 (1.21%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.81%) Debian
18 3 (0.40%) SUSE
19 2 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (29.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 198 (26.72%) ITIL
3 102 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (12.01%) DevOps
4 89 (12.01%) Service Management
5 59 (7.96%) Migration
6 54 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (7.02%) Change Management
7 52 (7.02%) Configuration Management
8 49 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 47 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 43 (5.80%) Project Delivery
11 39 (5.26%) DevSecOps
12 38 (5.13%) Infrastructure as Code
12 38 (5.13%) Task Automation
13 37 (4.99%) ITIL V3
14 35 (4.72%) Mentoring
14 35 (4.72%) Project Management
14 35 (4.72%) Scrum
15 34 (4.59%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 270 (36.44%) PowerShell
2 120 (16.19%) SQL
3 58 (7.83%) Bash Shell
4 55 (7.42%) Python
5 24 (3.24%) C#
5 24 (3.24%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.43%) VBScript
7 12 (1.62%) Perl
8 7 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.94%) VB
9 5 (0.67%) Java
10 4 (0.54%) VBA
11 3 (0.40%) C
11 3 (0.40%) PHP
11 3 (0.40%) R
12 2 (0.27%) Ruby
13 1 (0.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 86 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 75 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 49 (6.61%) Degree
5 45 (6.07%) MCSE
6 36 (4.86%) MCSA
7 30 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (3.91%) CCNA
9 26 (3.51%) MCP
10 23 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 22 (2.97%) AWS Certification
12 15 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.89%) MCITP
14 13 (1.75%) MCTS
15 10 (1.35%) VCP6
16 8 (1.08%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.94%) CISSP
18 6 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 5 (0.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (9.31%) SLA
2 20 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.16%) GDPR
4 8 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.67%) PMO
7 3 (0.40%) QA
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 526 (70.99%) Active Directory
2 340 (45.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (22.81%) Hyper-V
4 103 (13.90%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (7.15%) vSphere
6 44 (5.94%) Docker
7 40 (5.40%) Virtual Servers
8 39 (5.26%) XenApp
9 29 (3.91%) VMware NSX
10 28 (3.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 22 (2.97%) XenDesktop
12 20 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (1.35%) Xen
15 7 (0.94%) NFS
16 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.40%) pfSense
17 3 (0.40%) VMware Server
18 2 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 124 (16.73%) SCCM
2 71 (9.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 62 (8.37%) SCOM
4 56 (7.56%) Ansible
5 38 (5.13%) SCVMM
6 34 (4.59%) Puppet
7 23 (3.10%) Single Sign-On
8 21 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
8 21 (2.83%) Nagios
9 20 (2.70%) Terraform
10 18 (2.43%) vCenter Server
11 17 (2.29%) Kubernetes
12 13 (1.75%) WSUS
13 12 (1.62%) SCOrch
14 9 (1.21%) Backup Exec
14 9 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (1.08%) AirWatch
16 7 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
16 7 (0.94%) vRealize
17 6 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 474 (63.97%) Microsoft
2 440 (59.38%) VMware
3 145 (19.57%) Cisco
4 118 (15.92%) Citrix
5 88 (11.88%) Veeam
6 59 (7.96%) Dell
7 44 (5.94%) SolarWinds
8 38 (5.13%) HP
9 35 (4.72%) EMC
9 35 (4.72%) ServiceNow
10 32 (4.32%) Apple
10 32 (4.32%) NetApp
11 30 (4.05%) Google
12 29 (3.91%) Red Hat
13 28 (3.78%) SonicWALL
14 25 (3.37%) McAfee
15 24 (3.24%) CommVault
15 24 (3.24%) Meraki
15 24 (3.24%) Sophos
16 18 (2.43%) Avaya