Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 466 452 716
Rank change year-on-year -14 +264 +405
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2019 832 362 330
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.57% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.50% 2.80% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 621 294 287
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £25,300
25th Percentile £29,000 £31,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -9.09%
75th Percentile £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £69,700 £59,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £38,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.65% -4.38% +14.29%

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 23,751 12,916 28,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.45% 20.50% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15,933 10,656 22,874
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,281
% change year-on-year - +9.01% -1.71%

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 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
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 2019 within the UK over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -22 769 £40,000 -3.61% 203
UK excluding London -21 568 £38,500 +0.65% 163
London -83 238 £47,500 -13.64% 48
South West +22 121 £35,000 - 15
Work from Home -152 120 £45,000 -18.18% 32
Midlands -22 117 £32,500 -13.33% 33
North of England -62 115 £42,500 +10.39% 56
South East -94 110 £38,000 -20.00% 39
East of England -49 72 £40,000 -4.76% 12
West Midlands -27 62 £36,500 -6.41% 20
North West -51 62 £41,000 +4.46% 25
East Midlands -22 54 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Yorkshire -62 50 £42,500 +13.33% 25
Scotland -44 28 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Wales -49 5 £25,500 -29.66% 3
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -
North East -35 3 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 826 (99.28%) Windows
2 611 (73.44%) Active Directory
3 584 (70.19%) Microsoft
4 547 (65.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 539 (64.78%) Microsoft 365
6 535 (64.30%) Windows Server
7 482 (57.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 482 (57.93%) Azure
8 384 (46.15%) VMware
8 384 (46.15%) Windows 10
9 255 (30.65%) Firewall
10 246 (29.57%) PowerShell
11 245 (29.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 234 (28.13%) DNS
13 211 (25.36%) DHCP
14 202 (24.28%) Social Skills
15 192 (23.08%) WAN
16 191 (22.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 188 (22.60%) Cisco
18 186 (22.36%) LAN
19 180 (21.63%) Hyper-V
20 173 (20.79%) ITIL
21 164 (19.71%) Microsoft Office
21 164 (19.71%) SQL Server
22 156 (18.75%) Linux
23 155 (18.63%) SQL
24 154 (18.51%) Problem-Solving
25 152 (18.27%) TCP/IP
26 149 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
27 147 (17.67%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 131 (15.75%) MS Exchange
1 131 (15.75%) SharePoint
2 53 (6.37%) IIS
3 27 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.56%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (0.84%) Confluence
8 6 (0.72%) CMS
8 6 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.72%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.72%) WordPress
9 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 164 (19.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Sage 200
2 4 (0.48%) BambooHR
3 2 (0.24%) Magento
3 2 (0.24%) Shopify
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) PlanetPress Connect
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 539 (64.78%) Microsoft 365
2 482 (57.93%) Azure
3 147 (17.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 84 (10.10%) AWS
5 52 (6.25%) OneDrive
6 37 (4.45%) SaaS
7 35 (4.21%) IaaS
8 27 (3.25%) PaaS
9 24 (2.88%) Mimecast
10 15 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.32%) Google Workspace
11 11 (1.32%) Nutanix
12 10 (1.20%) Rubrik
13 6 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.72%) Route 53
14 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.60%) Azure Storage
14 5 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.60%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 255 (30.65%) Firewall
2 234 (28.13%) DNS
3 211 (25.36%) DHCP
4 192 (23.08%) WAN
5 186 (22.36%) LAN
6 152 (18.27%) TCP/IP
7 136 (16.35%) VPN
8 103 (12.38%) SAN
9 88 (10.58%) VLAN
10 58 (6.97%) Wi-Fi
11 56 (6.73%) Remote Desktop
12 52 (6.25%) VoIP
13 44 (5.29%) Wireless
14 41 (4.93%) Network Security
15 31 (3.73%) Internet
16 23 (2.76%) NAS
17 19 (2.28%) WLAN
18 16 (1.92%) PBX
19 15 (1.80%) BGP
19 15 (1.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
3 49 (5.89%) MySQL
4 45 (5.41%) InfluxDB
4 45 (5.41%) MariaDB
5 30 (3.61%) MongoDB
6 28 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
7 20 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (2.16%) SQL Server 2019
9 15 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.24%) MS Access
14 2 (0.24%) Power BI
14 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2017
15 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
15 1 (0.12%) Data Lake
15 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.20%) JIRA
4 9 (1.08%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.84%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.60%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.24%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.12%) MSI
10 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 202 (24.28%) Social Skills
2 79 (9.50%) Finance
3 65 (7.81%) Organisational Skills
4 47 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (5.65%) Back Office
5 31 (3.73%) Public Sector
6 29 (3.49%) Presentation Skills
7 28 (3.37%) Law
8 26 (3.13%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.76%) Manufacturing
10 20 (2.40%) Legal
11 13 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
12 11 (1.32%) Electronics
12 11 (1.32%) Retail
13 10 (1.20%) Banking
14 6 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.48%) Front Office
15 4 (0.48%) Publishing
16 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 173 (20.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 137 (16.47%) IT Engineer
3 131 (15.75%) IT Support
4 122 (14.66%) Support Engineer
5 114 (13.70%) Analyst
6 85 (10.22%) Systems Engineer
7 83 (9.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 78 (9.38%) Support Analyst
9 69 (8.29%) Administrator
10 68 (8.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 63 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 58 (6.97%) 3rd Line Support
13 55 (6.61%) IT Support Engineer
14 37 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 37 (4.45%) DBA
14 37 (4.45%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 36 (4.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 36 (4.33%) IT Analyst
16 35 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
16 35 (4.21%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.28%) ServiceStack
2 16 (1.92%) WSH
3 14 (1.68%) COM
4 10 (1.20%) HTML
5 7 (0.84%) .NET
6 5 (0.60%) ARM Templates
7 4 (0.48%) Classic ASP
7 4 (0.48%) LDAP
8 3 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.24%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.24%) JSON
9 2 (0.24%) LAMP
9 2 (0.24%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.24%) WAMP
9 2 (0.24%) XML
10 1 (0.12%) ADO
10 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.12%) CSS
10 1 (0.12%) jQuery
10 1 (0.12%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.33%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (4.93%) User Experience
4 35 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.49%) Clustering
5 29 (3.49%) PKI
5 29 (3.49%) Replication
6 24 (2.88%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.32%) iPad
7 11 (1.32%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (0.96%) e-Learning
10 7 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (0.84%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.84%) iPhone
10 7 (0.84%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.72%) CMDB
11 6 (0.72%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 826 (99.28%) Windows
2 547 (65.75%) Windows Server 2016
3 535 (64.30%) Windows Server
4 482 (57.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 384 (46.15%) Windows 10
6 156 (18.75%) Linux
7 149 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (10.34%) Windows 7
9 73 (8.77%) CentOS
10 57 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (4.33%) Windows 8
13 34 (4.09%) Android
14 18 (2.16%) Apple iOS
15 15 (1.80%) Mac OS
15 15 (1.80%) Mac OS X
16 14 (1.68%) Ubuntu
16 14 (1.68%) Unix
17 13 (1.56%) Debian
18 12 (1.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (22.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 173 (20.79%) ITIL
3 154 (18.51%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (9.25%) Project Management
5 74 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 73 (8.77%) Time Management
7 69 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (7.81%) DevOps
9 56 (6.73%) Migration
10 55 (6.61%) Mentoring
11 49 (5.89%) Security Patching
12 46 (5.53%) Incident Management
13 45 (5.41%) Business Continuity
14 44 (5.29%) Capacity Management
15 43 (5.17%) Change Management
15 43 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
15 43 (5.17%) Storage Management
16 40 (4.81%) Project Delivery
17 38 (4.57%) Service Delivery
18 34 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 246 (29.57%) PowerShell
2 155 (18.63%) SQL
3 63 (7.57%) Bash
4 29 (3.49%) VB
5 28 (3.37%) Python
6 20 (2.40%) Perl
7 14 (1.68%) PHP
8 13 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.32%) VBScript
10 7 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.60%) C
12 4 (0.48%) C++
13 2 (0.24%) C#
13 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.12%) Bicep
14 1 (0.12%) Go
14 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 118 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 92 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 60 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (6.49%) DV Cleared
6 52 (6.25%) CCNA
6 52 (6.25%) MCP
7 47 (5.65%) MCSE
8 39 (4.69%) MCSA
9 36 (4.33%) Degree
10 27 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (2.16%) CCNP
11 18 (2.16%) DBS Check
12 13 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.56%) JNCIA
13 12 (1.44%) MCITP
14 9 (1.08%) A+ Certification
15 8 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (0.96%) HNC
16 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (9.01%) SLA
2 39 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.96%) GDPR
6 6 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.48%) NIST
8 4 (0.48%) PMO
9 3 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 611 (73.44%) Active Directory
2 245 (29.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (21.63%) Hyper-V
4 77 (9.25%) vSphere
5 63 (7.57%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (3.73%) XenApp
7 19 (2.28%) XenDesktop
8 18 (2.16%) Firmware
9 16 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (1.80%) Docker
11 10 (1.20%) KVM
11 10 (1.20%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.84%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.72%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.48%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 125 (15.02%) SCCM
2 122 (14.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 56 (6.73%) Terraform
4 52 (6.25%) WSUS
5 33 (3.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 31 (3.73%) Ansible
7 19 (2.28%) vCenter Server
8 18 (2.16%) FortiGate
9 17 (2.04%) SCOM
9 17 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (1.92%) Puppet
10 16 (1.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 15 (1.80%) Backup Exec
12 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (1.32%) NetBackup
14 10 (1.20%) Kubernetes
14 10 (1.20%) Rancher
15 7 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (0.84%) Nessus
15 7 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 584 (70.19%) Microsoft
2 384 (46.15%) VMware
3 188 (22.60%) Cisco
4 135 (16.23%) Citrix
5 122 (14.66%) Veeam
6 90 (10.82%) HP
7 66 (7.93%) Dell
8 55 (6.61%) Juniper
9 51 (6.13%) Fortinet
10 47 (5.65%) Oracle
11 45 (5.41%) ServiceNow
12 41 (4.93%) SolarWinds
13 40 (4.81%) Red Hat
14 38 (4.57%) Sophos
15 32 (3.85%) NetApp
16 31 (3.73%) Aruba
17 30 (3.61%) Apple
18 27 (3.25%) Meraki
19 21 (2.52%) WatchGuard
20 18 (2.16%) CheckPoint