Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Windows Server 2019 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2019 over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 480 475 910
Rank change year-on-year -5 +435 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2019 742 233 186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.47% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.44% 2.22% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 613 195 161
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,750
25th Percentile £29,478 £30,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
75th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% -

Windows Server 2019 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 21,572 10,509 32,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.60% 21.41% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 15,295 8,780 25,876
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,000 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +1.23%

Windows Server 2019
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2019 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2019.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2019 over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
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 2019 within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 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 -2 691 £40,000 -3.61% 179
UK excluding London +50 576 £39,000 -2.50% 149
North of England -22 150 £40,000 +14.29% 39
London -166 145 £50,000 -9.09% 42
South East -83 132 £33,000 -30.53% 28
Midlands +1 127 £35,000 -8.50% 33
Work from Home -198 119 £45,000 +2.86% 19
South West -36 83 £42,500 +13.33% 22
West Midlands -29 75 £35,000 -14.11% 18
Yorkshire -52 74 £40,000 +14.29% 13
North West -32 67 £41,000 +42.61% 24
East Midlands -24 51 £36,250 -3.33% 15
East of England -55 48 £41,500 -14.43% 15
Scotland -71 27 £45,000 -5.26% 11
North East -30 9 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Wales -47 9 £30,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2019 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 2019.

1 723 (97.44%) Windows
2 544 (73.32%) Windows Server
3 524 (70.62%) Active Directory
4 486 (65.50%) Microsoft
5 453 (61.05%) Microsoft 365
6 447 (60.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 429 (57.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 399 (53.77%) Azure
9 388 (52.29%) VMware
10 317 (42.72%) Firewall
11 252 (33.96%) PowerShell
12 246 (33.15%) DNS
13 243 (32.75%) Windows 10
14 238 (32.08%) Hyper-V
15 234 (31.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 222 (29.92%) DHCP
17 200 (26.95%) Cisco
18 185 (24.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 165 (22.24%) MS Exchange
20 161 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
21 159 (21.43%) Social Skills
22 158 (21.29%) Linux
23 157 (21.16%) LAN
24 152 (20.49%) VPN
25 149 (20.08%) WAN
26 139 (18.73%) SharePoint
27 135 (18.19%) Azure Active Directory
28 129 (17.39%) Veeam
29 123 (16.58%) TCP/IP
30 120 (16.17%) Citrix

Windows Server 2019
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
1 165 (22.24%) MS Exchange
2 139 (18.73%) SharePoint
3 59 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (6.74%) IIS
5 25 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.62%) Confluence
6 12 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.48%) CMS
7 11 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (1.48%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.48%) Umbraco
7 11 (1.48%) WordPress
8 5 (0.67%) Apache
8 5 (0.67%) nginx
9 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 118 (15.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.27%) MicroStation
2 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.27%) Revit
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.62%) Sage 200
2 8 (1.08%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.54%) BambooHR
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 453 (61.05%) Microsoft 365
2 399 (53.77%) Azure
3 135 (18.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 94 (12.67%) AWS
5 68 (9.16%) IaaS
6 40 (5.39%) PaaS
7 39 (5.26%) OneDrive
8 37 (4.99%) Mimecast
9 32 (4.31%) SaaS
10 17 (2.29%) Google Workspace
11 10 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.21%) GCP
13 7 (0.94%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.81%) Route 53
15 5 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.67%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.67%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.67%) Serverless
16 4 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 317 (42.72%) Firewall
2 246 (33.15%) DNS
3 222 (29.92%) DHCP
4 157 (21.16%) LAN
5 152 (20.49%) VPN
6 149 (20.08%) WAN
7 123 (16.58%) TCP/IP
8 116 (15.63%) SAN
9 110 (14.82%) VLAN
10 70 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
11 65 (8.76%) Wireless
12 62 (8.36%) VoIP
13 40 (5.39%) Network Security
14 35 (4.72%) Internet
15 33 (4.45%) NAS
15 33 (4.45%) Remote Desktop
16 27 (3.64%) MPLS
17 24 (3.23%) iSCSI
18 20 (2.70%) SSL
19 19 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 21 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2019
8 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.54%) Power BI
10 2 (0.27%) GIS
10 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.13%) MySQL
11 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (1.89%) JIRA
2 13 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.40%) MSI
6 3 (0.40%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 159 (21.43%) Social Skills
2 61 (8.22%) Finance
3 50 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.93%) Legal
5 41 (5.53%) Public Sector
6 38 (5.12%) Manufacturing
7 30 (4.04%) Retail
8 25 (3.37%) Presentation Skills
9 21 (2.83%) Back Office
10 20 (2.70%) Law
10 20 (2.70%) Telecoms
11 19 (2.56%) Electronics
12 17 (2.29%) Organisational Skills
13 16 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
14 12 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (1.08%) Banking
16 7 (0.94%) Games
16 7 (0.94%) Marketing
17 5 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
18 4 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 155 (20.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 94 (12.67%) Support Engineer
3 88 (11.86%) IT Support
4 86 (11.59%) Administrator
4 86 (11.59%) Analyst
5 81 (10.92%) IT Engineer
6 58 (7.82%) Systems Administrator
7 57 (7.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 57 (7.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 50 (6.74%) IT Manager
8 50 (6.74%) Support Analyst
9 42 (5.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 40 (5.39%) Architect
11 39 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
12 38 (5.12%) Consultant
12 38 (5.12%) IT Support Engineer
12 38 (5.12%) Server Engineer
13 37 (4.99%) Infrastructure Support
14 36 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
15 34 (4.58%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.70%) ARM Templates
2 17 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (2.29%) WSH
3 13 (1.75%) .NET
3 13 (1.75%) COM
4 7 (0.94%) JSON
5 6 (0.81%) CSS
5 6 (0.81%) HTML
6 5 (0.67%) SAML
7 4 (0.54%) Classic ASP
7 4 (0.54%) HTML5
7 4 (0.54%) Web Services
8 3 (0.40%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.40%) LDAP
8 3 (0.40%) React
8 3 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.40%) ServiceStack
9 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 59 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (5.93%) Driving Licence
4 41 (5.53%) User Experience
5 35 (4.72%) Replication
6 31 (4.18%) Clustering
7 29 (3.91%) PKI
8 28 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (2.96%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.02%) iPhone
11 14 (1.89%) Cloud Native
11 14 (1.89%) Fat Client
11 14 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.89%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.89%) Thin Client
12 13 (1.75%) iPad
13 11 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Licensing
15 7 (0.94%) EPoS
16 6 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 723 (97.44%) Windows
2 544 (73.32%) Windows Server
3 447 (60.24%) Windows Server 2016
4 429 (57.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 243 (32.75%) Windows 10
6 161 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 158 (21.29%) Linux
8 66 (8.89%) Windows 7
9 49 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (6.47%) Android
11 39 (5.26%) Ubuntu
12 37 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 36 (4.85%) Windows 8
14 35 (4.72%) CentOS
15 20 (2.70%) Apple iOS
15 20 (2.70%) Mac OS
16 18 (2.43%) Debian
17 10 (1.35%) Mac OS X
18 9 (1.21%) Unix
19 4 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (24.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 114 (15.36%) ITIL
3 82 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (10.78%) DevOps
5 72 (9.70%) Project Management
6 71 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 65 (8.76%) Migration
8 56 (7.55%) Mentoring
9 52 (7.01%) Service Delivery
10 40 (5.39%) Patch Management
11 39 (5.26%) Capacity Management
12 38 (5.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 36 (4.85%) Problem Management
14 35 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
15 34 (4.58%) Change Management
15 34 (4.58%) Computer Science
15 34 (4.58%) Presales
15 34 (4.58%) Project Delivery
16 33 (4.45%) IT Strategy
17 32 (4.31%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 252 (33.96%) PowerShell
2 114 (15.36%) SQL
3 30 (4.04%) Bash Shell
4 22 (2.96%) Python
5 18 (2.43%) PHP
6 15 (2.02%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.62%) VBScript
8 11 (1.48%) VB
9 9 (1.21%) C#
10 5 (0.67%) C
10 5 (0.67%) Perl
11 4 (0.54%) C++
11 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.40%) Go
12 3 (0.40%) Ruby
12 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 50 (6.74%) MCSE
4 48 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (6.47%) MCSA
5 33 (4.45%) CCNA
6 26 (3.50%) SC Cleared
7 21 (2.83%) MCP
8 20 (2.70%) Degree
9 17 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.16%) CCNP
11 15 (2.02%) DBS Check
12 11 (1.48%) MCITP
13 10 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (1.21%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.94%) HNC
15 7 (0.94%) VCP6
16 6 (0.81%) CCA
16 6 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.77%) SLA
3 21 (2.83%) GDPR
4 13 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.40%) PMO
8 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) QA
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 524 (70.62%) Active Directory
2 238 (32.08%) Hyper-V
3 234 (31.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (8.49%) vSphere
5 44 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (5.26%) Docker
7 34 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (3.77%) XenApp
9 25 (3.37%) XenDesktop
10 21 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (2.16%) KVM
12 15 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (1.89%) VMware Server
14 11 (1.48%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.48%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.94%) NFS
15 7 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (0.67%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.54%) Firmware
17 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 85 (11.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 71 (9.57%) SCCM
3 32 (4.31%) Ansible
4 30 (4.04%) Terraform
5 26 (3.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 23 (3.10%) FortiGate
7 22 (2.96%) Kubernetes
7 22 (2.96%) WSUS
8 19 (2.56%) Packer
9 17 (2.29%) Consul
9 17 (2.29%) Grafana
9 17 (2.29%) Graphite
9 17 (2.29%) Opsview
9 17 (2.29%) Prometheus
9 17 (2.29%) SCOM
10 15 (2.02%) Rancher
11 14 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (1.62%) Backup Exec
13 8 (1.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 486 (65.50%) Microsoft
2 388 (52.29%) VMware
3 200 (26.95%) Cisco
4 129 (17.39%) Veeam
5 120 (16.17%) Citrix
6 58 (7.82%) HP
6 58 (7.82%) Sophos
7 39 (5.26%) Apple
8 36 (4.85%) Dell
8 36 (4.85%) NetApp
9 32 (4.31%) Oracle
10 30 (4.04%) Red Hat
11 28 (3.77%) Meraki
12 26 (3.50%) Palo Alto
13 25 (3.37%) Google
14 20 (2.70%) CheckPoint
15 19 (2.56%) Aruba
15 19 (2.56%) SAP
15 19 (2.56%) SolarWinds
15 19 (2.56%) SonicWALL