Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 448 646 1073
Rank change year-on-year +198 +427 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2019 414 403 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.33% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.81% 1.49% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 413 372 49
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,800 £22,000
90th Percentile £68,700 £61,250 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +1.27% -

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 14,725 27,104 34,998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.83% 22.05% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12,003 22,028 28,500
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 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +188 385 £42,500 +3.03% 94
UK excluding London +169 306 £38,500 -3.75% 87
London +158 97 £57,500 +22.34% 14
South East +150 81 £49,750 +17.06% 15
North of England +110 81 £37,500 +7.14% 28
Work from Home -30 76 £50,000 -6.98% 14
Midlands +60 51 £39,750 +11.19% 17
South West +27 46 £34,500 -13.75% 13
North West +75 29 £38,500 +32.76% 13
West Midlands +66 29 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire +54 29 £37,500 - 12
East of England +57 25 £42,000 -1.18% 7
North East +34 23 £29,250 -46.82% 3
East Midlands +16 22 £34,625 -1.07% 7
Scotland +42 11 £30,250 +2.54% 4
Wales +41 11 £35,000 -6.67% 3

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 408 (98.55%) Windows
2 322 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 298 (71.98%) Windows Server
4 278 (67.15%) Windows Server 2016
5 275 (66.43%) VMware
6 267 (64.49%) Microsoft
7 254 (61.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 241 (58.21%) Azure
9 236 (57.00%) Microsoft 365
10 184 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 153 (36.96%) DNS
12 145 (35.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 131 (31.64%) Hyper-V
14 130 (31.40%) Windows 10
15 127 (30.68%) Firewall
16 126 (30.43%) DHCP
17 125 (30.19%) PowerShell
18 107 (25.85%) Azure Active Directory
19 89 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
20 88 (21.26%) ITIL
21 85 (20.53%) Cisco
22 82 (19.81%) Citrix
23 80 (19.32%) SAN
23 80 (19.32%) MS Exchange
24 77 (18.60%) SCCM
25 73 (17.63%) IaaS
26 67 (16.18%) SharePoint
26 67 (16.18%) SQL Server
27 65 (15.70%) VPN
28 64 (15.46%) Migration

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 80 (19.32%) MS Exchange
2 67 (16.18%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (4.11%) IIS
6 13 (3.14%) Confluence
7 12 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (2.17%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.24%) Apache
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 60 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 241 (58.21%) Azure
2 236 (57.00%) Microsoft 365
3 107 (25.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 73 (17.63%) IaaS
5 64 (15.46%) SaaS
6 60 (14.49%) AWS
7 59 (14.25%) PaaS
8 21 (5.07%) OneDrive
9 18 (4.35%) Mimecast
10 15 (3.62%) Power Platform
11 12 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.45%) GCP
13 4 (0.97%) G Suite
14 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.24%) GitHub
16 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
16 1 (0.24%) Stackdriver
16 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 153 (36.96%) DNS
2 127 (30.68%) Firewall
3 126 (30.43%) DHCP
4 80 (19.32%) SAN
5 65 (15.70%) VPN
6 52 (12.56%) TCP/IP
7 50 (12.08%) WAN
8 47 (11.35%) VLAN
9 39 (9.42%) LAN
10 34 (8.21%) VoIP
11 22 (5.31%) VSAN
11 22 (5.31%) Wireless
12 17 (4.11%) Network Security
13 16 (3.86%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (3.62%) NetScaler
14 15 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (3.14%) Ethernet
15 13 (3.14%) Skype
16 12 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (2.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.17%) Power BI
3 8 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.48%) MySQL
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.24%) Big Data
8 1 (0.24%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.24%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (4.83%) Finance
2 18 (4.35%) Law
3 8 (1.93%) Legal
4 6 (1.45%) Back Office
4 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.21%) Public Sector
6 4 (0.97%) Housing Association
7 3 (0.72%) Billing
8 2 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Military
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Police
9 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 111 (26.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (12.56%) IT Engineer
2 52 (12.56%) Support Engineer
3 44 (10.63%) Analyst
4 37 (8.94%) Administrator
5 33 (7.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (7.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (6.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (6.04%) IT Support
9 23 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (5.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 20 (4.83%) Server Engineer
12 16 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (3.86%) Architect
12 16 (3.86%) IT Manager
12 16 (3.86%) Technical Leader
12 16 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (3.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.17%) SAML
2 6 (1.45%) .NET
2 6 (1.45%) OAuth
2 6 (1.45%) OpenID
3 4 (0.97%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.48%) WSH
5 1 (0.24%) CSS
5 1 (0.24%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) Kafka
5 1 (0.24%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.08%) Data Centre
2 36 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (8.45%) Public Cloud
4 20 (4.83%) Driving Licence
5 19 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.59%) Replication
6 17 (4.11%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.38%) PKI
8 10 (2.42%) Clustering
9 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.97%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.97%) User Experience
11 3 (0.72%) CCTV
11 3 (0.72%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.48%) Wiki
13 1 (0.24%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 408 (98.55%) Windows
2 298 (71.98%) Windows Server
3 278 (67.15%) Windows Server 2016
4 254 (61.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (31.40%) Windows 10
6 89 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (8.45%) Linux
8 24 (5.80%) Windows 7
9 16 (3.86%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.42%) Android
12 5 (1.21%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.48%) CentOS
15 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.48%) SUSE
15 2 (0.48%) Unix
16 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (35.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 88 (21.26%) ITIL
3 64 (15.46%) Migration
4 53 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (9.90%) DevOps
6 37 (8.94%) Change Management
6 37 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (8.21%) Project Delivery
8 31 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 30 (7.25%) Service Management
10 29 (7.00%) Configuration Management
11 27 (6.52%) IT Strategy
12 24 (5.80%) ITIL V3
13 23 (5.56%) Project Management
14 21 (5.07%) ITSM
15 19 (4.59%) Mentoring
15 19 (4.59%) Service Delivery
16 16 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (3.86%) High Availability
17 14 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 125 (30.19%) PowerShell
2 40 (9.66%) SQL
3 12 (2.90%) C#
4 10 (2.42%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.93%) VBScript
6 6 (1.45%) VB
7 5 (1.21%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.97%) PHP
8 4 (0.97%) Python
9 1 (0.24%) C
9 1 (0.24%) Go
9 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 46 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 45 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (6.04%) MCSE
5 22 (5.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (4.83%) MCP
7 19 (4.59%) MCSA
8 17 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (4.11%) Degree
9 14 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.90%) CCNA
11 9 (2.17%) VCP6
12 7 (1.69%) CISSP
12 7 (1.69%) MCITP
13 5 (1.21%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.97%) CCNP
14 4 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.72%) CCA
15 3 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.72%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.07%) SLA
2 10 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.45%) PMO
4 4 (0.97%) GDPR
5 3 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 322 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 184 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (31.64%) Hyper-V
4 48 (11.59%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (8.70%) XenApp
6 30 (7.25%) vSphere
7 23 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (5.31%) XenDesktop
9 21 (5.07%) VMware NSX
10 14 (3.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (3.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.93%) Xen
12 7 (1.69%) Docker
13 4 (0.97%) NFS
14 3 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.72%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 77 (18.60%) SCCM
2 61 (14.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (8.21%) SCOM
4 24 (5.80%) Single Sign-On
5 23 (5.56%) SCVMM
6 17 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (3.86%) Nagios
8 9 (2.17%) Ansible
8 9 (2.17%) Backup Exec
8 9 (2.17%) SCOrch
9 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.45%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.21%) SCSM
12 4 (0.97%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.72%) Terraform
13 3 (0.72%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 275 (66.43%) VMware
2 267 (64.49%) Microsoft
3 85 (20.53%) Cisco
4 82 (19.81%) Citrix
5 63 (15.22%) Veeam
6 49 (11.84%) SolarWinds
7 23 (5.56%) ServiceNow
8 21 (5.07%) McAfee
8 21 (5.07%) Sophos
9 19 (4.59%) Meraki
10 16 (3.86%) Dell
11 15 (3.62%) Symantec
12 14 (3.38%) HP
13 13 (3.14%) SonicWALL
14 12 (2.90%) Juniper
15 11 (2.66%) Apple
16 10 (2.42%) CommVault
17 9 (2.17%) Fortinet
18 8 (1.93%) Mitel
19 7 (1.69%) Google