Period
to 15 May 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 15 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
UK
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 336 244 258
Rank change year-on-year -92 +14 +92
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2016 823 1,286 1,987
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.33% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.77% 6.29% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 651 1,052 1,628
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,250 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £29,344
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 17,264 20,433 33,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.07% 21.19% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,688 16,696 26,691
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 15 May 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 15 May 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 -69 770 £42,500 +6.25% 132
UK excluding London -46 610 £40,000 +6.67% 112
London -106 188 £52,500 +5.00% 25
South East -10 187 £41,000 +5.13% 30
North of England +1 166 £37,500 +7.14% 22
Work from Home -104 121 £44,000 -16.19% 16
South West -31 101 £35,000 -9.09% 21
Midlands -43 84 £41,250 +17.86% 26
North West +11 76 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Yorkshire -7 59 £37,500 +9.49% 11
West Midlands -6 52 £42,500 +6.25% 21
East of England -52 38 £55,000 +37.50% 8
East Midlands -37 33 £40,000 +14.29% 5
North East +9 31 £26,000 -8.77% 3
Scotland -57 19 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Wales +30 15 £33,500 +31.37% 2
Channel Islands +4 1 £36,000 +44.00%
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 May 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.

1 812 (98.66%) Windows
2 635 (77.16%) Windows Server
3 570 (69.26%) Active Directory
4 567 (68.89%) Microsoft
5 479 (58.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 458 (55.65%) VMware
7 429 (52.13%) Azure
8 378 (45.93%) Microsoft 365
9 353 (42.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 330 (40.10%) Windows Server 2019
11 319 (38.76%) PowerShell
12 263 (31.96%) Firewall
13 244 (29.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 229 (27.83%) Windows 10
15 225 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 218 (26.49%) DNS
17 214 (26.00%) ITIL
18 183 (22.24%) Social Skills
19 179 (21.75%) Hyper-V
20 177 (21.51%) Linux
21 170 (20.66%) Cisco
22 165 (20.05%) DHCP
23 159 (19.32%) SQL Server
24 158 (19.20%) AWS
25 153 (18.59%) Azure Active Directory
26 149 (18.10%) MS Exchange
27 147 (17.86%) SQL
28 145 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
29 139 (16.89%) Citrix
30 129 (15.67%) VPN

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 (18.10%) MS Exchange
2 93 (11.30%) SharePoint
3 55 (6.68%) Confluence
4 54 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 51 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (4.37%) IIS
7 19 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.34%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.73%) WordPress
11 4 (0.49%) Apache
11 4 (0.49%) CMS
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.24%) nginx
13 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 145 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.24%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.24%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.24%) Sage 300 ERP
2 2 (0.24%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 429 (52.13%) Azure
2 378 (45.93%) Microsoft 365
3 158 (19.20%) AWS
4 153 (18.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 77 (9.36%) IaaS
6 67 (8.14%) PaaS
6 67 (8.14%) SaaS
7 34 (4.13%) GCP
8 31 (3.77%) OneDrive
9 22 (2.67%) Mimecast
9 22 (2.67%) Power Platform
10 18 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.85%) Azure Event Grid
11 7 (0.85%) Azure Logic Apps
12 5 (0.61%) Google Workspace
13 4 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.36%) GoToWebinar
15 2 (0.24%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 263 (31.96%) Firewall
2 218 (26.49%) DNS
3 165 (20.05%) DHCP
4 129 (15.67%) VPN
5 112 (13.61%) SAN
6 101 (12.27%) LAN
7 96 (11.66%) WAN
8 90 (10.94%) TCP/IP
9 86 (10.45%) VLAN
10 70 (8.51%) VoIP
11 52 (6.32%) IPv4
12 50 (6.08%) Wireless
13 38 (4.62%) OSPF
14 32 (3.89%) NAS
15 31 (3.77%) Network Security
16 27 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
17 26 (3.16%) Skype
18 23 (2.79%) VSAN
19 20 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
19 20 (2.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.37%) SQL Server 2014
3 26 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 23 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (1.70%) MySQL
6 14 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.22%) SQL Server 2017
10 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.61%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.61%) Power BI
14 4 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2019
15 2 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (7.65%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.93%) JIRA
3 38 (4.62%) Subversion
4 11 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.34%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.61%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.36%) GitLab
9 3 (0.36%) Gradle
9 3 (0.36%) Maven
10 2 (0.24%) Rational Quality Manager
10 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.12%) Babel
11 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
11 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 183 (22.24%) Social Skills
2 100 (12.15%) Finance
3 47 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.77%) Legal
5 28 (3.40%) Banking
6 26 (3.16%) Law
7 25 (3.04%) Manufacturing
8 24 (2.92%) Retail
9 22 (2.67%) Public Sector
10 16 (1.94%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.70%) Automotive
11 14 (1.70%) Marketing
12 11 (1.34%) French Language
13 10 (1.22%) Electronics
14 8 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
15 7 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
16 6 (0.73%) Back Office
17 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.49%) Billing
17 4 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 194 (23.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 107 (13.00%) IT Support
3 94 (11.42%) IT Engineer
4 92 (11.18%) Analyst
5 90 (10.94%) Support Engineer
6 57 (6.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 54 (6.56%) Administrator
7 54 (6.56%) Windows Engineer
8 52 (6.32%) Server Engineer
9 48 (5.83%) IT Support Engineer
10 45 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 43 (5.22%) Support Analyst
12 40 (4.86%) Azure Engineer
13 37 (4.50%) Developer
13 37 (4.50%) Windows Server Engineer
14 34 (4.13%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
14 34 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
15 33 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
15 33 (4.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 32 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (9.84%) Web Services
2 32 (3.89%) .NET
3 18 (2.19%) ASP.NET
4 14 (1.70%) COM
4 14 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (1.58%) JSON
5 13 (1.58%) XML
6 11 (1.34%) HTML
7 10 (1.22%) jQuery
7 10 (1.22%) OpenID
8 9 (1.09%) Ajax
8 9 (1.09%) SAML
9 8 (0.97%) OAuth
10 7 (0.85%) CSS
10 7 (0.85%) Middleware
11 6 (0.73%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.73%) Entity Framework
11 6 (0.73%) Java EE
11 6 (0.73%) Kafka
12 5 (0.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.56%) Public Cloud
3 48 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 36 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.40%) PKI
6 22 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.55%) Clustering
7 21 (2.55%) iPhone
8 20 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.94%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.82%) Cloud Native
10 15 (1.82%) iPad
10 15 (1.82%) Replication
11 14 (1.70%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.70%) Renewable Energy
12 13 (1.58%) Life Science
13 12 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 812 (98.66%) Windows
2 635 (77.16%) Windows Server
3 479 (58.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 330 (40.10%) Windows Server 2019
5 229 (27.83%) Windows 10
6 225 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 177 (21.51%) Linux
8 98 (11.91%) Windows 7
9 66 (8.02%) CentOS
9 66 (8.02%) Ubuntu
10 47 (5.71%) Android
11 38 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (3.40%) Windows 8
13 16 (1.94%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.82%) Mac OS
14 15 (1.82%) Unix
15 8 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.49%) Debian
17 3 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (29.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 214 (26.00%) ITIL
3 120 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (13.37%) DevOps
5 95 (11.54%) Service Management
6 71 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (8.38%) Infrastructure as Code
8 65 (7.90%) Configuration Management
9 63 (7.65%) Task Automation
10 55 (6.68%) Migration
10 55 (6.68%) Project Delivery
10 55 (6.68%) Scrum
11 54 (6.56%) Change Management
11 54 (6.56%) Software Testing
12 52 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 52 (6.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 51 (6.20%) DevSecOps
14 50 (6.08%) Data Science
14 50 (6.08%) Machine Learning
14 50 (6.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 319 (38.76%) PowerShell
2 147 (17.86%) SQL
3 74 (8.99%) Bash Shell
4 63 (7.65%) Python
5 35 (4.25%) C#
6 26 (3.16%) T-SQL
7 18 (2.19%) Java
8 17 (2.07%) VBScript
9 12 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.46%) VB
10 8 (0.97%) C
10 8 (0.97%) Perl
11 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.61%) PHP
13 4 (0.49%) R
13 4 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.36%) PHP 4
14 3 (0.36%) VB6
15 2 (0.24%) Groovy
15 2 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 79 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 62 (7.53%) Degree
4 60 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (4.37%) CCNA
7 29 (3.52%) MCSA
8 28 (3.40%) MCSE
9 26 (3.16%) MCP
10 21 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (2.07%) AWS Certification
12 16 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (1.34%) VCP6
15 10 (1.22%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.73%) DBS Check
17 5 (0.61%) CEH
17 5 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.41%) SLA
2 16 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.58%) GDPR
4 10 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.61%) PMO
6 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.49%) QA
7 3 (0.36%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 570 (69.26%) Active Directory
2 353 (42.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (21.75%) Hyper-V
4 104 (12.64%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (9.48%) Docker
6 60 (7.29%) vSphere
7 42 (5.10%) XenApp
8 35 (4.25%) Virtual Servers
9 33 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (3.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 25 (3.04%) VMware NSX
12 19 (2.31%) XenDesktop
13 16 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (1.22%) Xen
15 6 (0.73%) NFS
16 5 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.61%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.49%) VMware Server
18 3 (0.36%) Terminal Server
19 2 (0.24%) Samba
Systems Management
1 125 (15.19%) SCCM
2 91 (11.06%) Ansible
3 63 (7.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 61 (7.41%) SCOM
5 52 (6.32%) Puppet
6 44 (5.35%) SCVMM
7 36 (4.37%) Kubernetes
7 36 (4.37%) Terraform
8 23 (2.79%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
9 19 (2.31%) Nagios
9 19 (2.31%) vCenter Server
10 17 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (2.07%) SCOrch
11 15 (1.82%) Packer
12 14 (1.70%) Consul
12 14 (1.70%) Grafana
12 14 (1.70%) Graphite
12 14 (1.70%) Opsview
12 14 (1.70%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 567 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 458 (55.65%) VMware
3 170 (20.66%) Cisco
4 139 (16.89%) Citrix
5 96 (11.66%) Veeam
6 51 (6.20%) Dell
7 45 (5.47%) ServiceNow
8 44 (5.35%) HP
9 42 (5.10%) Google
10 41 (4.98%) NetApp
11 40 (4.86%) SolarWinds
12 35 (4.25%) Sophos
13 34 (4.13%) Red Hat
14 31 (3.77%) Apple
15 29 (3.52%) EMC
15 29 (3.52%) Oracle
16 28 (3.40%) SonicWALL
17 27 (3.28%) McAfee
18 24 (2.92%) Meraki
19 21 (2.55%) CommVault