Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 430 270 222
Rank change year-on-year -160 -48 +83
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 872 566 2,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 1.18% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.01% 5.49% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 706 472 1,827
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £28,813 £32,996 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.76% +8.97% -2.50%
75th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,583 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year -5.11% +0.67% +2.97%

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 21,723 10,309 31,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.44% 21.49% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 15,373 8,635 25,340
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,594
% change year-on-year - +10.85% -0.99%

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 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 -139 809 £37,500 -11.76% 251
UK excluding London -90 621 £35,583 -5.11% 217
London -186 229 £48,000 -10.99% 54
North of England -99 154 £37,500 +7.14% 64
South East -153 152 £32,500 -26.55% 51
Midlands -43 131 £35,250 -6.00% 41
Work from Home -196 102 £42,500 -29.17% 32
South West -20 91 £45,000 +19.21% 21
North West -68 73 £37,250 +2.05% 40
West Midlands -50 71 £33,070 -10.72% 23
Yorkshire -64 67 £37,500 +7.14% 19
East Midlands -48 55 £37,500 -3.23% 18
East of England -84 50 £38,500 -7.23% 20
Scotland -74 31 £40,000 -17.10% 17
North East -54 14 £44,250 +26.43% 5
Wales -68 7 £26,500 -29.80% 3
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 869 (99.66%) Windows
2 643 (73.74%) Windows Server
3 595 (68.23%) Active Directory
4 581 (66.63%) Microsoft
5 558 (63.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 468 (53.67%) Microsoft 365
7 454 (52.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 421 (48.28%) VMware
9 386 (44.27%) Azure
10 352 (40.37%) Windows 10
11 304 (34.86%) Firewall
12 302 (34.63%) DNS
13 290 (33.26%) VMware Infrastructure
14 280 (32.11%) PowerShell
15 274 (31.42%) DHCP
16 242 (27.75%) Social Skills
17 221 (25.34%) Hyper-V
18 216 (24.77%) Windows Server 2008
19 201 (23.05%) Cisco
20 198 (22.71%) SQL
21 197 (22.59%) ITIL
21 197 (22.59%) Linux
22 192 (22.02%) Microsoft Office
23 180 (20.64%) SQL Server
24 179 (20.53%) WAN
25 178 (20.41%) VPN
26 177 (20.30%) LAN
27 168 (19.27%) MS Exchange
28 163 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 156 (17.89%) TCP/IP

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 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 145 (16.63%) SharePoint
3 82 (9.40%) IIS
4 75 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (1.83%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.72%) Confluence
8 13 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.26%) CMS
10 11 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.15%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.03%) Apache
13 8 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.23%) nginx
17 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 192 (22.02%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) BambooHR
1 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) Exchequer
2 3 (0.34%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.23%) Sage 300 ERP
3 2 (0.23%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 468 (53.67%) Microsoft 365
2 386 (44.27%) Azure
3 133 (15.25%) AWS
4 94 (10.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (4.59%) SaaS
6 36 (4.13%) IaaS
7 27 (3.10%) OneDrive
8 24 (2.75%) Mimecast
9 21 (2.41%) Power Platform
10 19 (2.18%) GCP
11 17 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (1.95%) Google Workspace
11 17 (1.95%) PaaS
12 11 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.69%) GitHub
14 4 (0.46%) Azure Logic Apps
14 4 (0.46%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.46%) PowerApps
14 4 (0.46%) ShareGate
15 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 304 (34.86%) Firewall
2 302 (34.63%) DNS
3 274 (31.42%) DHCP
4 179 (20.53%) WAN
5 178 (20.41%) VPN
6 177 (20.30%) LAN
7 156 (17.89%) TCP/IP
8 126 (14.45%) SAN
9 104 (11.93%) VLAN
10 54 (6.19%) VoIP
10 54 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
11 53 (6.08%) Wireless
12 37 (4.24%) NAS
13 33 (3.78%) Internet
14 26 (2.98%) MPLS
15 25 (2.87%) iSCSI
15 25 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
15 25 (2.87%) Skype
16 22 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
17 17 (1.95%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (20.64%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 24 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 21 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 18 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.72%) MySQL
8 12 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.15%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2017
10 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.34%) Data Vault
13 3 (0.34%) Power BI
14 2 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (3.21%) JIRA
2 20 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.57%) Subversion
6 4 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.34%) MSI
7 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.23%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.11%) Ant
9 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
General
1 242 (27.75%) Social Skills
2 108 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (12.27%) Finance
4 52 (5.96%) Public Sector
5 45 (5.16%) Legal
6 39 (4.47%) Manufacturing
7 34 (3.90%) Law
8 32 (3.67%) Back Office
9 31 (3.56%) Organisational Skills
10 25 (2.87%) Presentation Skills
11 21 (2.41%) Telecoms
12 20 (2.29%) Documentation Skills
13 19 (2.18%) Electronics
14 16 (1.83%) Retail
15 15 (1.72%) Automotive
16 13 (1.49%) Banking
17 9 (1.03%) French Language
17 9 (1.03%) Marketing
18 7 (0.80%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 147 (16.86%) Analyst
2 140 (16.06%) IT Support
3 139 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 128 (14.68%) Support Engineer
5 118 (13.53%) IT Engineer
6 102 (11.70%) Support Analyst
7 88 (10.09%) Administrator
8 63 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
9 60 (6.88%) IT Support Engineer
10 55 (6.31%) Systems Administrator
11 54 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 51 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
13 42 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 42 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
14 38 (4.36%) Infrastructure Support
15 37 (4.24%) IT Technician
16 35 (4.01%) IT Analyst
16 35 (4.01%) Support Technician
17 34 (3.90%) DBA
18 33 (3.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.73%) .NET
2 40 (4.59%) Web Services
3 27 (3.10%) ASP.NET
4 20 (2.29%) HTML
5 17 (1.95%) WSH
6 15 (1.72%) XML
7 14 (1.61%) JSON
8 13 (1.49%) jQuery
9 12 (1.38%) LAMP
10 11 (1.26%) CSS
11 10 (1.15%) Ajax
11 10 (1.15%) Classic ASP
11 10 (1.15%) XSLT
12 8 (0.92%) OC4J
13 6 (0.69%) .NET Core
13 6 (0.69%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.69%) Entity Framework
13 6 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (0.57%) EDI
14 5 (0.57%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.11%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (6.65%) User Experience
4 54 (6.19%) Driving Licence
5 35 (4.01%) Replication
6 29 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
7 28 (3.21%) Management Information System
8 27 (3.10%) Clustering
9 24 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (2.64%) PKI
11 20 (2.29%) iPhone
12 17 (1.95%) iPad
13 16 (1.83%) Fat Client
13 16 (1.83%) Thin Client
14 15 (1.72%) Public Cloud
15 11 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
15 11 (1.26%) NHS
16 9 (1.03%) EMC VNX
16 9 (1.03%) Hedge funds
17 8 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 869 (99.66%) Windows
2 643 (73.74%) Windows Server
3 558 (63.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 454 (52.06%) Windows Server 2019
5 352 (40.37%) Windows 10
6 216 (24.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 197 (22.59%) Linux
8 106 (12.16%) Windows 7
9 53 (6.08%) Ubuntu
10 51 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (5.73%) CentOS
12 48 (5.50%) Windows 8
13 39 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 37 (4.24%) Android
15 30 (3.44%) Mac OS X
16 20 (2.29%) Apple iOS
17 14 (1.61%) SUSE
18 10 (1.15%) Mac OS
18 10 (1.15%) Unix
19 9 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (22.59%) ITIL
2 163 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 147 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (7.91%) Migration
5 67 (7.68%) Computer Science
6 65 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 63 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (7.11%) Mentoring
9 61 (7.00%) Service Delivery
10 60 (6.88%) DevOps
11 54 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
12 50 (5.73%) Patch Management
13 49 (5.62%) Project Management
13 49 (5.62%) Service Management
14 47 (5.39%) Change Management
15 43 (4.93%) High Availability
16 39 (4.47%) Root Cause Analysis
17 37 (4.24%) Project Delivery
18 32 (3.67%) Incident Management
18 32 (3.67%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (32.11%) PowerShell
2 198 (22.71%) SQL
3 64 (7.34%) Bash Shell
4 24 (2.75%) VB
5 23 (2.64%) C#
6 21 (2.41%) Python
7 17 (1.95%) Java
7 17 (1.95%) JavaScript
7 17 (1.95%) VBScript
8 16 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.72%) Perl
10 12 (1.38%) C
11 8 (0.92%) Korn
12 6 (0.69%) PHP
12 6 (0.69%) PHP 4
12 6 (0.69%) VB6
13 5 (0.57%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.46%) C++
14 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.11%) AWK
Qualifications
1 114 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (8.26%) Security Cleared
3 66 (7.57%) MCSA
4 63 (7.22%) Degree
5 56 (6.42%) MCSE
6 48 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (4.36%) MCP
8 37 (4.24%) CCNA
9 30 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (2.52%) CCNP
12 20 (2.29%) MCITP
13 18 (2.06%) SC Cleared
14 17 (1.95%) A+ Certification
15 16 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (1.61%) AWS Certification
16 14 (1.61%) DBS Check
17 11 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (1.26%) PMI Certification
18 10 (1.15%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (12.61%) SLA
2 26 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.49%) GDPR
4 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.46%) PMO
6 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.34%) NIST
7 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.23%) QA
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 595 (68.23%) Active Directory
2 290 (33.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (25.34%) Hyper-V
4 75 (8.60%) vSphere
5 62 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (5.96%) XenApp
7 32 (3.67%) Docker
8 31 (3.56%) XenDesktop
9 24 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (1.38%) Terminal Services
12 12 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.26%) VirtualBox
14 10 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.15%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.80%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.57%) Firmware
16 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 102 (11.70%) SCCM
2 84 (9.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (4.82%) Terraform
4 34 (3.90%) SCOM
5 31 (3.56%) Ansible
6 29 (3.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 25 (2.87%) WSUS
8 20 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 19 (2.18%) Kubernetes
10 18 (2.06%) Backup Exec
10 18 (2.06%) Puppet
11 15 (1.72%) SCVMM
12 13 (1.49%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.38%) SCOrch
14 9 (1.03%) Nagios
15 8 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (0.92%) FortiGate
15 8 (0.92%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (0.80%) Rancher
Vendors
1 581 (66.63%) Microsoft
2 421 (48.28%) VMware
3 201 (23.05%) Cisco
4 137 (15.71%) Citrix
5 115 (13.19%) Veeam
6 70 (8.03%) Oracle
7 69 (7.91%) HP
8 63 (7.22%) Dell
9 51 (5.85%) Red Hat
10 47 (5.39%) Meraki
11 39 (4.47%) ServiceNow
11 39 (4.47%) Sophos
12 35 (4.01%) Google
12 35 (4.01%) SolarWinds
13 28 (3.21%) NetApp
14 23 (2.64%) EMC
15 20 (2.29%) Palo Alto
16 19 (2.18%) CommVault
16 19 (2.18%) SonicWALL
17 18 (2.06%) CheckPoint