Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 55 48
Rank change year-on-year -40 -7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 4,130 2,284 7,125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.41% 4.65% 5.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.31% 21.64% 22.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,517 1,971 6,195
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £68,300 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

Windows Server 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 21,391 10,555 32,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.67% 21.49% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15,131 8,809 25,873
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,500 £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 £41,330
% change year-on-year - +8.88% +2.05%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 -39 3,659 £42,500 -5.56% 921
UK excluding London -13 2,883 £39,000 +4.00% 761
London -91 1,032 £55,000 -6.78% 195
Work from Home -28 796 £45,000 -10.00% 131
South East -26 739 £40,000 -3.61% 163
North of England -4 737 £40,000 +3.90% 246
Midlands +10 603 £38,880 -0.31% 148
West Midlands +1 378 £40,000 +2.56% 88
North West -7 343 £40,000 -11.11% 139
South West -22 320 £35,000 - 93
Yorkshire -11 305 £40,000 +6.67% 78
East Midlands +20 224 £37,500 -3.23% 59
East of England -26 209 £38,500 -1.28% 74
Scotland +2 184 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Wales -15 90 £37,500 - 15
North East -12 89 £35,000 +11.27% 29
Northern Ireland -39 6 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Channel Islands -4 2 £35,000 -36.36%
Isle of Man -6 2 £40,000 +21.21%

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing Windows Server 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.

1 4,098 (99.23%) Windows
2 2,565 (62.11%) Active Directory
3 2,459 (59.54%) Microsoft
4 2,085 (50.48%) Microsoft 365
5 2,043 (49.47%) Azure
6 1,829 (44.29%) VMware
7 1,234 (29.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,105 (26.76%) Firewall
9 1,014 (24.55%) Social Skills
10 960 (23.24%) PowerShell
11 941 (22.78%) DNS
12 919 (22.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 879 (21.28%) Windows 10
14 866 (20.97%) SQL Server
15 863 (20.90%) Hyper-V
16 833 (20.17%) Linux
17 808 (19.56%) Windows Server 2012
18 788 (19.08%) ITIL
19 759 (18.38%) DHCP
20 710 (17.19%) SQL
21 660 (15.98%) AWS
22 655 (15.86%) MS Exchange
23 650 (15.74%) Windows Server 2016
24 640 (15.50%) Cisco
25 567 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
26 551 (13.34%) VPN
27 540 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
28 534 (12.93%) Windows Server 2019
29 532 (12.88%) SharePoint
30 528 (12.78%) Citrix

Windows Server
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
1 655 (15.86%) MS Exchange
2 532 (12.88%) SharePoint
3 414 (10.02%) IIS
4 145 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 106 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 80 (1.94%) CMS
7 73 (1.77%) Confluence
8 60 (1.45%) Skype for Business
9 58 (1.40%) Apache
10 56 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
11 52 (1.26%) Umbraco
12 45 (1.09%) EPiServer
12 45 (1.09%) Kentico
13 39 (0.94%) Headless CMS
14 35 (0.85%) Tomcat
15 31 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
16 28 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
17 22 (0.53%) nginx
18 19 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
19 16 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 567 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.19%) Revit
6 6 (0.15%) MicroStation
6 6 (0.15%) Siemens NX
6 6 (0.15%) Solid Edge
7 4 (0.097%) Maya
7 4 (0.097%) NUKE
7 4 (0.097%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.073%) Houdini
8 3 (0.073%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.024%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 15 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (0.36%) Sage 200
2 12 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.22%) SAP Business One
4 8 (0.19%) Sentinel
5 7 (0.17%) Relativity
6 6 (0.15%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.12%) AlphaBridge
7 5 (0.12%) Alphatax
7 5 (0.12%) Farmplan
7 5 (0.12%) KEYPrime
7 5 (0.12%) Magento
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.097%) BambooHR
8 4 (0.097%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 4 (0.097%) SAP GTS
9 3 (0.073%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.073%) Sage 300 ERP
9 3 (0.073%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,085 (50.48%) Microsoft 365
2 2,043 (49.47%) Azure
3 660 (15.98%) AWS
4 518 (12.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 254 (6.15%) IaaS
6 213 (5.16%) SaaS
7 196 (4.75%) PaaS
8 185 (4.48%) OneDrive
9 121 (2.93%) GCP
10 99 (2.40%) Mimecast
11 95 (2.30%) Power Platform
12 65 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
13 56 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 51 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
15 47 (1.14%) GitHub
16 46 (1.11%) Serverless
17 43 (1.04%) PowerApps
18 41 (0.99%) Amazon S3
19 38 (0.92%) Azure Storage
19 38 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,105 (26.76%) Firewall
2 941 (22.78%) DNS
3 759 (18.38%) DHCP
4 551 (13.34%) VPN
5 521 (12.62%) LAN
6 492 (11.91%) WAN
7 485 (11.74%) TCP/IP
8 401 (9.71%) SAN
9 253 (6.13%) VLAN
10 223 (5.40%) VoIP
11 206 (4.99%) Wireless
12 177 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
13 117 (2.83%) Network Security
13 117 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
14 116 (2.81%) NAS
15 89 (2.15%) Internet
16 84 (2.03%) Unified Communications
17 80 (1.94%) MPLS
18 77 (1.86%) Skype
19 74 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 866 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 104 (2.52%) MySQL
3 78 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
4 55 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 53 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (1.26%) Relational Database
7 47 (1.14%) Power BI
8 45 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 39 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
12 32 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
13 29 (0.70%) RDBMS
14 28 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
14 28 (0.68%) Hadoop
15 22 (0.53%) SQL Server 2019
16 21 (0.51%) Redis
16 21 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
17 17 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 145 (3.51%) JIRA
2 131 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 87 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 80 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 43 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (0.94%) ReSharper
7 36 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 25 (0.61%) GitLab
9 22 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 21 (0.51%) Artifactory
11 19 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 16 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
13 15 (0.36%) Subversion
14 12 (0.29%) Selenium
15 10 (0.24%) Maven
15 10 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 8 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
17 7 (0.17%) StarTeam
General
1 1,014 (24.55%) Social Skills
2 460 (11.14%) Finance
3 268 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (3.27%) Public Sector
5 118 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 108 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 103 (2.49%) Law
8 97 (2.35%) Retail
9 90 (2.18%) Legal
10 89 (2.15%) Presentation Skills
11 88 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
12 82 (1.99%) Marketing
13 69 (1.67%) Banking
14 54 (1.31%) Documentation Skills
15 43 (1.04%) Back Office
16 38 (0.92%) Advertising
17 35 (0.85%) Automotive
18 32 (0.77%) Electronics
19 31 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
20 29 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 707 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 629 (15.23%) Support Engineer
3 488 (11.82%) IT Engineer
4 472 (11.43%) IT Support
5 457 (11.07%) Analyst
6 259 (6.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 247 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 241 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 241 (5.84%) Support Analyst
9 230 (5.57%) IT Support Engineer
10 226 (5.47%) Administrator
11 215 (5.21%) Consultant
12 197 (4.77%) Windows Engineer
13 177 (4.29%) IT Manager
14 166 (4.02%) Azure Engineer
15 164 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
16 162 (3.92%) Server Engineer
17 161 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 146 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 136 (3.29%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (5.33%) .NET
2 164 (3.97%) Web Services
3 117 (2.83%) HTML
4 98 (2.37%) CSS
5 87 (2.11%) ASP.NET
6 74 (1.79%) .NET Core
7 65 (1.57%) XML
8 51 (1.23%) HTML5
9 46 (1.11%) CSS3
10 40 (0.97%) REST
11 37 (0.90%) jQuery
11 37 (0.90%) XSLT
12 32 (0.77%) ARM Templates
13 31 (0.75%) AngularJS
14 29 (0.70%) .NET Framework
14 29 (0.70%) SAML
15 26 (0.63%) Kafka
16 25 (0.61%) LDAP
17 24 (0.58%) LAMP
18 23 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 463 (11.21%) Data Centre
2 194 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
3 190 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 175 (4.24%) Public Cloud
5 167 (4.04%) Driving Licence
6 140 (3.39%) Clustering
7 105 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 85 (2.06%) Replication
9 72 (1.74%) PKI
10 62 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
11 58 (1.40%) User Experience
12 55 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
13 51 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 45 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 41 (0.99%) iPhone
16 36 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.53%) Fat Client
17 22 (0.53%) Smartphone
17 22 (0.53%) Thin Client
18 21 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4,098 (99.23%) Windows
2 879 (21.28%) Windows 10
3 833 (20.17%) Linux
4 808 (19.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 650 (15.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 534 (12.93%) Windows Server 2019
7 398 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 279 (6.76%) Windows 7
9 187 (4.53%) Unix
10 156 (3.78%) Android
11 118 (2.86%) CentOS
12 102 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 101 (2.45%) Windows 8
14 95 (2.30%) Apple iOS
15 85 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 85 (2.06%) Ubuntu
16 61 (1.48%) Mac OS X
17 58 (1.40%) Mac OS
18 24 (0.58%) VMS
19 19 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 919 (22.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 788 (19.08%) ITIL
3 540 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
4 472 (11.43%) DevOps
5 358 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 349 (8.45%) Migration
7 335 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
8 276 (6.68%) Project Management
9 229 (5.54%) Project Delivery
10 226 (5.47%) Service Delivery
11 196 (4.75%) Service Management
12 186 (4.50%) Mentoring
13 174 (4.21%) Presales
14 170 (4.12%) Change Management
15 167 (4.04%) Server Management
16 163 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
16 163 (3.95%) Incident Management
17 149 (3.61%) Configuration Management
18 148 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
18 148 (3.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 960 (23.24%) PowerShell
2 710 (17.19%) SQL
3 227 (5.50%) Python
4 201 (4.87%) C#
5 129 (3.12%) JavaScript
6 128 (3.10%) Bash Shell
7 84 (2.03%) Java
8 73 (1.77%) PHP
9 59 (1.43%) T-SQL
10 50 (1.21%) Shell Script
11 44 (1.07%) Ruby
12 37 (0.90%) Perl
13 36 (0.87%) VBScript
14 28 (0.68%) VB
14 28 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 23 (0.56%) PL/SQL
16 22 (0.53%) TypeScript
17 17 (0.41%) C
17 17 (0.41%) C++
18 6 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 390 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 288 (6.97%) Degree
3 252 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 193 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
5 189 (4.58%) MCSE
6 181 (4.38%) MCSA
7 162 (3.92%) SC Cleared
8 159 (3.85%) CCNA
9 79 (1.91%) MCP
10 73 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 67 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
12 50 (1.21%) CCNP
13 45 (1.09%) DV Cleared
14 44 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
14 44 (1.07%) DBS Check
15 37 (0.90%) A+ Certification
16 36 (0.87%) MCITP
17 32 (0.77%) HND
18 31 (0.75%) HNC
19 28 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 374 (9.06%) SLA
2 109 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 68 (1.65%) GDPR
5 44 (1.07%) QA
6 41 (0.99%) Accessibility
7 22 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 22 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.44%) PMO
10 17 (0.41%) ITGC
11 10 (0.24%) NIST
12 9 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.19%) NCSC
14 6 (0.15%) GRC
14 6 (0.15%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.097%) HL7
16 3 (0.073%) COBIT
16 3 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2,565 (62.11%) Active Directory
2 1,234 (29.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 863 (20.90%) Hyper-V
4 280 (6.78%) vSphere
5 258 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 175 (4.24%) XenApp
7 173 (4.19%) Docker
8 133 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
9 127 (3.08%) XenDesktop
10 113 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
11 87 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 52 (1.26%) BitLocker
13 30 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 28 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
14 28 (0.68%) VMware NSX
15 26 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
16 24 (0.58%) Terminal Services
17 21 (0.51%) NFS
18 19 (0.46%) KVM
19 17 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 485 (11.74%) SCCM
2 438 (10.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 214 (5.18%) Ansible
4 204 (4.94%) Terraform
5 132 (3.20%) Puppet
6 131 (3.17%) Kubernetes
7 118 (2.86%) WSUS
8 111 (2.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 101 (2.45%) SCOM
10 92 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
11 76 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
12 73 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
13 58 (1.40%) Nagios
14 51 (1.23%) vCenter Server
15 41 (0.99%) Backup Exec
16 39 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
17 33 (0.80%) Rancher
18 31 (0.75%) NetBackup
19 29 (0.70%) FortiGate
20 28 (0.68%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2,459 (59.54%) Microsoft
2 1,829 (44.29%) VMware
3 640 (15.50%) Cisco
4 528 (12.78%) Citrix
5 264 (6.39%) Veeam
6 204 (4.94%) Oracle
7 174 (4.21%) Dell
8 163 (3.95%) HP
9 154 (3.73%) NetApp
10 144 (3.49%) Meraki
11 125 (3.03%) Apple
12 121 (2.93%) Google
12 121 (2.93%) Red Hat
13 119 (2.88%) Sophos
14 89 (2.15%) SonicWALL
15 86 (2.08%) EMC
16 83 (2.01%) ServiceNow
17 75 (1.82%) SAP
17 75 (1.82%) SolarWinds
18 66 (1.60%) Palo Alto