Period
to 6 May 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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 450 570 1006
Rank change year-on-year +120 +436 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2019 522 413 109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.40% 0.074%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.07% 1.91% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 441 354 96
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,475 £22,000
25th Percentile £31,530 £35,000 £30,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £41,250 £43,250
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% -4.62% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,625 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17,009 21,620 33,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.16% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 13,591 17,649 27,207
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.40%
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 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 6 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Top 16 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 6 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 +139 490 £42,500 - 114
UK excluding London +139 390 £40,000 - 104
North of England +91 117 £38,500 +2.67% 23
London +66 115 £50,000 - 16
South East +116 111 £45,000 - 26
Work from Home -82 91 £50,000 -9.09% 21
Midlands +50 71 £38,000 +8.57% 30
West Midlands +35 46 £40,500 +15.71% 18
Yorkshire +15 46 £40,000 -3.61% 10
North West +56 45 £37,500 +36.36% 13
South West -50 39 £35,000 -12.50% 11
East of England +4 30 £58,750 +38.24% 8
North East +34 26 £26,000 -52.73%
East Midlands +4 25 £35,000 - 12
Wales +32 11 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Scotland - 11 £30,250 - 5

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 509 (97.51%) Windows
2 409 (78.35%) Active Directory
3 374 (71.65%) Windows Server
4 343 (65.71%) Microsoft
5 332 (63.60%) VMware
6 324 (62.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 309 (59.20%) Azure
8 304 (58.24%) Microsoft 365
9 286 (54.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 220 (42.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 182 (34.87%) Firewall
12 177 (33.91%) PowerShell
13 175 (33.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 170 (32.57%) Hyper-V
15 165 (31.61%) DNS
16 153 (29.31%) Windows 10
17 141 (27.01%) Azure Active Directory
18 140 (26.82%) Cisco
19 131 (25.10%) DHCP
20 121 (23.18%) Windows Server 2008
21 114 (21.84%) Social Skills
22 112 (21.46%) MS Exchange
23 106 (20.31%) Citrix
24 100 (19.16%) SAN
25 95 (18.20%) ITIL
26 93 (17.82%) IaaS
27 88 (16.86%) SCCM
28 86 (16.48%) Veeam
29 83 (15.90%) SharePoint
30 78 (14.94%) AWS

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
1 112 (21.46%) MS Exchange
2 83 (15.90%) SharePoint
3 36 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.87%) IIS
6 11 (2.11%) Confluence
7 10 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.96%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.19%) CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) SAP Business One
2 3 (0.57%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 309 (59.20%) Azure
2 304 (58.24%) Microsoft 365
3 141 (27.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 93 (17.82%) IaaS
5 78 (14.94%) AWS
6 66 (12.64%) PaaS
7 51 (9.77%) SaaS
8 26 (4.98%) OneDrive
9 23 (4.41%) Mimecast
10 16 (3.07%) Power Platform
11 11 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.72%) Google Workspace
13 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.38%) Amazon ECS
14 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.38%) Route 53
15 1 (0.19%) GitHub
15 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.19%) Slack
15 1 (0.19%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 182 (34.87%) Firewall
2 165 (31.61%) DNS
3 131 (25.10%) DHCP
4 100 (19.16%) SAN
5 76 (14.56%) VPN
6 67 (12.84%) LAN
7 63 (12.07%) WAN
8 53 (10.15%) TCP/IP
9 48 (9.20%) VLAN
10 45 (8.62%) Wireless
11 40 (7.66%) Network Security
12 36 (6.90%) VoIP
13 21 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (3.45%) MPLS
15 18 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (3.45%) VSAN
16 17 (3.26%) Internet
17 16 (3.07%) NAS
18 14 (2.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.53%) Power BI
4 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.38%) GIS
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.19%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.19%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 3 (0.57%) JIRA
2 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 114 (21.84%) Social Skills
2 19 (3.64%) Retail
3 18 (3.45%) Law
3 18 (3.45%) Legal
4 15 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.87%) Finance
5 12 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
6 9 (1.72%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.15%) Back Office
8 5 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (0.77%) Banking
9 4 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (0.57%) Billing
10 3 (0.57%) Military
11 2 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 136 (26.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (11.69%) IT Engineer
3 58 (11.11%) Analyst
4 52 (9.96%) Support Engineer
5 40 (7.66%) Administrator
5 40 (7.66%) IT Support
6 36 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 34 (6.51%) Windows Engineer
8 33 (6.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (6.32%) Server Engineer
9 28 (5.36%) IT Manager
10 26 (4.98%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
11 25 (4.79%) Consultant
11 25 (4.79%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
12 23 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
12 23 (4.41%) Azure Engineer
12 23 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 21 (4.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 20 (3.83%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (2.30%) COM
3 9 (1.72%) SAML
4 8 (1.53%) OAuth
4 8 (1.53%) OpenID
5 7 (1.34%) .NET
6 4 (0.77%) JSON
6 4 (0.77%) LDAP
6 4 (0.77%) WSH
6 4 (0.77%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 70 (13.41%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.47%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (6.51%) Public Cloud
4 27 (5.17%) PKI
5 22 (4.21%) Driving Licence
6 20 (3.83%) Replication
7 18 (3.45%) Clustering
8 15 (2.87%) Cloud Native
9 11 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.34%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.15%) iPhone
12 6 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.96%) iPad
13 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Licensing
14 4 (0.77%) Housing Association
15 3 (0.57%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.57%) User Experience
15 3 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 509 (97.51%) Windows
2 374 (71.65%) Windows Server
3 324 (62.07%) Windows Server 2016
4 286 (54.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (29.31%) Windows 10
6 121 (23.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (13.98%) Linux
8 28 (5.36%) Windows 7
9 24 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (3.64%) Android
10 19 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (3.26%) Ubuntu
12 16 (3.07%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.34%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.15%) CentOS
15 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.57%) SUSE
16 2 (0.38%) Unix
17 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (33.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 95 (18.20%) ITIL
3 74 (14.18%) Migration
4 58 (11.11%) DevOps
5 54 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (8.24%) Change Management
7 41 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 39 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 39 (7.47%) Project Delivery
9 29 (5.56%) IT Strategy
10 28 (5.36%) Configuration Management
11 27 (5.17%) Service Delivery
12 25 (4.79%) Service Management
13 23 (4.41%) Project Management
14 22 (4.21%) High Availability
15 21 (4.02%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (4.02%) ITIL V3
16 19 (3.64%) Mentoring
17 18 (3.45%) Infrastructure as Code
17 18 (3.45%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 177 (33.91%) PowerShell
2 56 (10.73%) SQL
3 11 (2.11%) Bash Shell
3 11 (2.11%) Python
4 10 (1.92%) VBScript
5 9 (1.72%) PHP
6 8 (1.53%) C#
7 4 (0.77%) VB
8 2 (0.38%) C
8 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 70 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 33 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (5.94%) MCSE
5 23 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (4.41%) MCP
6 20 (3.83%) MCSA
7 17 (3.26%) CCNA
8 16 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (2.87%) CCNP
9 15 (2.87%) Degree
10 11 (2.11%) VCP6
11 8 (1.53%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.34%) MCITP
13 5 (0.96%) CISSP
13 5 (0.96%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.77%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.77%) HNC
15 3 (0.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.83%) SLA
2 19 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.11%) GDPR
4 5 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.96%) PMO
5 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 409 (78.35%) Active Directory
2 220 (42.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (32.57%) Hyper-V
4 56 (10.73%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (6.32%) vSphere
6 31 (5.94%) XenApp
7 25 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (4.60%) Docker
9 23 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (3.07%) VMware NSX
11 15 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (2.87%) XenDesktop
12 13 (2.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.53%) FreeRADIUS
13 8 (1.53%) Xen
14 6 (1.15%) NFS
15 3 (0.57%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (16.86%) SCCM
2 64 (12.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (6.90%) SCVMM
4 32 (6.13%) SCOM
4 32 (6.13%) Single Sign-On
5 24 (4.60%) Ansible
6 21 (4.02%) Kubernetes
7 19 (3.64%) Terraform
8 18 (3.45%) FortiGate
9 17 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (2.87%) Packer
11 14 (2.68%) Consul
11 14 (2.68%) Grafana
11 14 (2.68%) Graphite
11 14 (2.68%) Nagios
11 14 (2.68%) Opsview
11 14 (2.68%) Prometheus
11 14 (2.68%) SCOrch
12 12 (2.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 343 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 332 (63.60%) VMware
3 140 (26.82%) Cisco
4 106 (20.31%) Citrix
5 86 (16.48%) Veeam
6 46 (8.81%) SolarWinds
7 30 (5.75%) HP
7 30 (5.75%) ServiceNow
8 29 (5.56%) Sophos
9 22 (4.21%) Meraki
10 21 (4.02%) McAfee
11 20 (3.83%) Apple
11 20 (3.83%) Dell
12 16 (3.07%) NetApp
13 15 (2.87%) SonicWALL
13 15 (2.87%) Symantec
14 14 (2.68%) Juniper
14 14 (2.68%) Palo Alto
15 10 (1.92%) CommVault
16 9 (1.72%) WatchGuard