Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Windows Server Support was £29,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Support
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1046 991 999
Rank change year-on-year -55 +8 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Server Support 113 198 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 106 163 234
UK median annual salary £29,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.23% +3.17% -3.08%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,800 £22,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £53,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,000 £29,250 £28,000
% change year-on-year -4.27% +4.46% -13.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 157,752 168,024 185,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,078 134,582 155,346
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Windows Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Windows Server Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server Support in the UK

Windows Server Support
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server Support.

Salary trend for Windows Server Support in the UK

Windows Server Support
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server Support over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server Support in the UK

Windows Server Support
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server Support within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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 -27 107 £29,500 -9.23% 7
London +14 61 £31,000 -11.43%
UK excluding London -26 46 £28,000 -4.27% 7
South East -28 21 £28,000 +1.82% 2
East of England +38 10 £28,750 -17.86%
North of England +10 6 £25,250 -8.18% 3
South West +16 5 £35,000 +29.63% 1
Yorkshire +13 4 £27,750 +0.91% 3
Midlands +10 4 £28,750 -4.17% 1
West Midlands +17 3 £27,500 +7.84%
North West +4 2 £25,000 +3.09%
East Midlands -10 1 £35,000 -6.67% 1

Windows Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Windows Server Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Windows Server Support in the job title.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
1 113 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 91 (80.53%) Active Directory
3 63 (55.75%) Office 365
4 57 (50.44%) Microsoft
5 55 (48.67%) VMware
6 38 (33.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (31.86%) MS Exchange
8 34 (30.09%) Firewall
9 33 (29.20%) Windows 7
10 30 (26.55%) Windows 10
11 28 (24.78%) Citrix
12 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (21.24%) Linux
13 24 (21.24%) Microsoft Office
14 23 (20.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (18.58%) MCSE
16 20 (17.70%) SAN
16 20 (17.70%) Hyper-V
16 20 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2010
17 19 (16.81%) Windows 8
17 19 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
17 19 (16.81%) CCNA
18 18 (15.93%) DNS
19 17 (15.04%) Cisco
19 17 (15.04%) SQL
20 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
20 16 (14.16%) Degree

Windows Server Support Skill Set
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 36 (31.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
4 11 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (7.08%) Skype for Business
7 7 (6.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (21.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (55.75%) Office 365
2 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.54%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (30.09%) Firewall
2 20 (17.70%) SAN
3 18 (15.93%) DNS
4 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.85%) Unified Communications
6 9 (7.96%) DHCP
7 7 (6.19%) NAS
8 6 (5.31%) VPN
9 5 (4.42%) Skype
10 4 (3.54%) LAN
11 3 (2.65%) FTP
11 3 (2.65%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (2.65%) VoIP
11 3 (2.65%) WAN
12 2 (1.77%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.77%) WebEx
13 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.88%) HTTP
13 1 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (7.96%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Legal
3 4 (3.54%) German Language
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) .NET
1 5 (4.42%) Web Services
2 3 (2.65%) XML
3 2 (1.77%) CSS
3 2 (1.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.96%) Digital Media
2 9 (7.96%) Fintech
3 4 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
1 113 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 38 (33.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (29.20%) Windows 7
4 30 (26.55%) Windows 10
5 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (21.24%) Linux
7 19 (16.81%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.19%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.62%) ITIL
2 9 (7.96%) Asset Management
2 9 (7.96%) Investment Management
2 9 (7.96%) Wealth Management
3 6 (5.31%) Incident Management
4 5 (4.42%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (4.42%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (4.42%) Web Filtering
5 4 (3.54%) Business Continuity
5 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (3.54%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.65%) CRM
6 3 (2.65%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.65%) Server Patching
6 3 (2.65%) Service Management
6 3 (2.65%) Time Management
7 2 (1.77%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.04%) SQL
2 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.54%) C#
4 2 (1.77%) C++
4 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.77%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (20.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (18.58%) MCSE
3 19 (16.81%) CCNA
3 19 (16.81%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (14.16%) Degree
5 12 (10.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (7.96%) MCP
7 2 (1.77%) MCSA
8 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (5.31%) ISO 14001
3 6 (5.31%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.88%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (80.53%) Active Directory
2 24 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 15 (13.27%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (10.62%) XenApp
5 12 (10.62%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.54%) vSphere
7 3 (2.65%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (14.16%) SCCM
2 9 (7.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (5.31%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.31%) SCOM
4 3 (2.65%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.88%) Ansible
6 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.88%) Opsview
6 1 (0.88%) Puppet
6 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 57 (50.44%) Microsoft
2 55 (48.67%) VMware
3 28 (24.78%) Citrix
4 17 (15.04%) Cisco
5 14 (12.39%) HP
6 13 (11.50%) Asigra
7 12 (10.62%) Avaya
8 11 (9.73%) Symantec
9 9 (7.96%) NetApp
9 9 (7.96%) SonicWALL
10 8 (7.08%) Dell
11 5 (4.42%) Veeam
12 4 (3.54%) EMC
12 4 (3.54%) Mitel
13 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.77%) Apple
14 2 (1.77%) Kaseya
14 2 (1.77%) Veritas
14 2 (1.77%) WatchGuard
15 1 (0.88%) Sophos