Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 55 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 6,642 7,629 9,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.00% 4.80% 5.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.97% 20.71% 20.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5,722 6,455 7,898
UK median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,479
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +1.32% +5.28%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +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 30,229 36,836 44,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.75% 23.18% 24.50%
Number of salaries quoted 24,082 29,614 35,606
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.75% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 8 December 2019. 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 +8 6,115 £39,000 -2.50% 1,370
UK excluding London +9 4,195 £37,500 - 1,147
London -7 2,205 £45,000 -6.25% 309
South East +5 1,362 £37,500 - 310
North of England -7 860 £37,500 +7.14% 302
Midlands +4 688 £35,000 -6.67% 190
South West +31 579 £35,000 - 153
West Midlands +6 452 £35,847 -8.09% 111
North West -4 426 £37,500 +7.14% 166
East of England -3 399 £35,000 -6.67% 107
Yorkshire 0 388 £37,500 +7.14% 116
East Midlands 0 236 £33,600 -10.40% 79
Wales +10 157 £40,000 +9.59% 41
Scotland +3 141 £36,500 -2.67% 38
North East -18 46 £28,500 -18.57% 20
Northern Ireland +5 12 £37,500 +36.36% 7

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 6,610 (99.52%) Windows
2 4,062 (61.16%) Active Directory
3 3,663 (55.15%) Microsoft
4 3,125 (47.05%) VMware
5 3,018 (45.44%) Office 365
6 2,308 (34.75%) Azure
7 1,895 (28.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,699 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 1,508 (22.70%) Firewall
10 1,448 (21.80%) DNS
11 1,439 (21.67%) Hyper-V
12 1,426 (21.47%) Windows 10
13 1,413 (21.27%) ITIL
14 1,397 (21.03%) MS Exchange
15 1,383 (20.82%) PowerShell
16 1,370 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,301 (19.59%) Linux
18 1,276 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
19 1,263 (19.02%) SQL Server
20 1,208 (18.19%) Citrix
21 1,206 (18.16%) Cisco
22 1,198 (18.04%) DHCP
23 1,158 (17.43%) SQL
24 1,045 (15.73%) AWS
25 1,007 (15.16%) SCCM
26 999 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
27 880 (13.25%) TCP/IP
28 878 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
29 863 (12.99%) Finance
30 840 (12.65%) Windows 7

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 1,397 (21.03%) MS Exchange
2 679 (10.22%) SharePoint
3 565 (8.51%) IIS
4 416 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 381 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 276 (4.16%) Skype for Business
7 90 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 88 (1.32%) Apache
9 71 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 54 (0.81%) Confluence
11 50 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 49 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 44 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
14 43 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
15 35 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
15 35 (0.53%) IBM Notes
16 34 (0.51%) CMS
16 34 (0.51%) nginx
17 23 (0.35%) OpenStack
18 20 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 999 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.060%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.030%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.015%) InDesign
9 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 59 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.15%) Workfront
5 9 (0.14%) Exchequer
6 8 (0.12%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.090%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.090%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.060%) assyst
9 4 (0.060%) Salerio
10 3 (0.045%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.045%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.030%) Carpe Diem
11 2 (0.030%) Line 50
11 2 (0.030%) Sonata
12 1 (0.015%) Eze OMS
12 1 (0.015%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3,018 (45.44%) Office 365
2 2,308 (34.75%) Azure
3 1,045 (15.73%) AWS
4 365 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 251 (3.78%) IaaS
6 242 (3.64%) SaaS
7 157 (2.36%) PaaS
8 143 (2.15%) OneDrive
9 111 (1.67%) Power Platform
10 105 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
11 84 (1.26%) Mimecast
12 81 (1.22%) GCP
13 59 (0.89%) GitHub
14 52 (0.78%) Serverless
15 44 (0.66%) G Suite
16 43 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
17 40 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 32 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
19 25 (0.38%) Amazon S3
20 24 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,508 (22.70%) Firewall
2 1,448 (21.80%) DNS
3 1,198 (18.04%) DHCP
4 880 (13.25%) TCP/IP
5 809 (12.18%) WAN
6 790 (11.89%) LAN
7 613 (9.23%) SAN
8 552 (8.31%) VPN
9 417 (6.28%) VoIP
10 372 (5.60%) VLAN
11 325 (4.89%) Wireless
12 304 (4.58%) Skype
13 270 (4.07%) Internet
14 207 (3.12%) NAS
15 186 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
16 185 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
17 156 (2.35%) Network Security
18 131 (1.97%) NetScaler
19 118 (1.78%) MPLS
20 96 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,263 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 118 (1.78%) MySQL
3 115 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 105 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 98 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 91 (1.37%) Power BI
7 90 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 83 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 81 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 71 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
11 70 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
12 66 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 59 (0.89%) Oracle Database
14 55 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
15 52 (0.78%) RDBMS
16 50 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
17 46 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
18 41 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 31 (0.47%) MongoDB
20 27 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 156 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 135 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 115 (1.73%) JIRA
4 88 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 79 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 78 (1.17%) TeamCity
7 72 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 61 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 34 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 29 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 24 (0.36%) Chocolatey
11 24 (0.36%) SonarQube
12 23 (0.35%) Maven
13 22 (0.33%) LINQPad
14 21 (0.32%) Artifactory
15 20 (0.30%) Ant
15 20 (0.30%) Postman
15 20 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
16 19 (0.29%) MSI
17 16 (0.24%) MSBuild
General
1 863 (12.99%) Finance
2 215 (3.24%) Retail
3 203 (3.06%) Public Sector
4 201 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 170 (2.56%) Banking
6 166 (2.50%) Law
7 109 (1.64%) Legal
8 96 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 81 (1.22%) Marketing
10 69 (1.04%) Advertising
11 61 (0.92%) Aerospace
12 60 (0.90%) Back Office
13 54 (0.81%) Automotive
14 52 (0.78%) Military
15 33 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.41%) Electronics
17 24 (0.36%) Front Office
18 22 (0.33%) Games
19 19 (0.29%) French Language
20 18 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,088 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,078 (16.23%) Analyst
3 993 (14.95%) Support Engineer
4 798 (12.01%) IT Support
5 681 (10.25%) IT Engineer
6 598 (9.00%) Support Analyst
7 435 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 407 (6.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 385 (5.80%) Consultant
10 382 (5.75%) Administrator
11 365 (5.50%) IT Support Engineer
12 316 (4.76%) IT Analyst
13 305 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
14 272 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 265 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
15 265 (3.99%) Windows Engineer
16 240 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
17 233 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
18 229 (3.45%) Architect
19 224 (3.37%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (4.32%) .NET
2 169 (2.54%) Web Services
3 123 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 105 (1.58%) HTML
5 82 (1.23%) CSS
6 70 (1.05%) XML
7 61 (0.92%) JSON
8 59 (0.89%) Middleware
9 53 (0.80%) .NET Framework
10 50 (0.75%) LDAP
11 47 (0.71%) jQuery
12 46 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
14 42 (0.63%) .NET Core
14 42 (0.63%) AngularJS
15 41 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (0.51%) Node.js
17 32 (0.48%) REST
18 30 (0.45%) LAMP
19 28 (0.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 612 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 325 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 277 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 275 (4.14%) Driving Licence
5 264 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 194 (2.92%) Clustering
7 170 (2.56%) Replication
8 122 (1.84%) Public Cloud
9 93 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 82 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 76 (1.14%) PKI
12 74 (1.11%) User Experience
12 74 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
13 69 (1.04%) Blackberry
14 67 (1.01%) iPhone
15 57 (0.86%) Hedge funds
16 56 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
17 55 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
18 53 (0.80%) Fat Client
18 53 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6,610 (99.52%) Windows
2 1,699 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,426 (21.47%) Windows 10
4 1,301 (19.59%) Linux
5 1,276 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 840 (12.65%) Windows 7
7 322 (4.85%) Windows 8
8 304 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 211 (3.18%) Unix
10 168 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 149 (2.24%) Android
12 133 (2.00%) CentOS
13 125 (1.88%) Apple iOS
13 125 (1.88%) Mac OS
14 110 (1.66%) Ubuntu
15 90 (1.36%) Mac OS X
16 68 (1.02%) Windows XP
17 40 (0.60%) VMS
18 36 (0.54%) Debian
19 35 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,413 (21.27%) ITIL
2 1,370 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 878 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
4 534 (8.04%) DevOps
5 492 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 492 (7.41%) Migration
6 370 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 350 (5.27%) Project Management
8 334 (5.03%) Change Management
9 325 (4.89%) Mentoring
10 293 (4.41%) Project Delivery
11 274 (4.13%) Cybersecurity
12 264 (3.97%) Service Delivery
13 241 (3.63%) Service Management
14 238 (3.58%) Configuration Management
15 214 (3.22%) Problem Management
16 210 (3.16%) Information Security
17 204 (3.07%) Server Management
18 191 (2.88%) High Availability
18 191 (2.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1,383 (20.82%) PowerShell
2 1,158 (17.43%) SQL
3 301 (4.53%) Python
4 264 (3.97%) C#
5 207 (3.12%) Bash Shell
6 174 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 142 (2.14%) Java
8 119 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 113 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 110 (1.66%) C
11 102 (1.54%) VBScript
12 95 (1.43%) Perl
13 78 (1.17%) Ruby
14 48 (0.72%) VB
15 36 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 32 (0.48%) PHP
17 25 (0.38%) C++
18 24 (0.36%) VBA
19 21 (0.32%) Groovy
20 19 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 812 (12.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 542 (8.16%) MCSE
3 463 (6.97%) Degree
4 459 (6.91%) MCSA
5 433 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 362 (5.45%) CCNA
7 276 (4.16%) Security Cleared
8 157 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 152 (2.29%) MCP
10 140 (2.11%) CCNP
10 140 (2.11%) SC Cleared
11 95 (1.43%) MCITP
12 91 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
13 83 (1.25%) DV Cleared
14 76 (1.14%) DBS Check
15 62 (0.93%) CISSP
15 62 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
16 51 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
17 46 (0.69%) A+ Certification
18 38 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 581 (8.75%) SLA
2 164 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 81 (1.22%) QA
5 75 (1.13%) GDPR
6 60 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 32 (0.48%) COBIT
8 23 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 21 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 18 (0.27%) NIST
11 9 (0.14%) WAI
12 8 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.12%) PMO
13 7 (0.11%) NCSC
14 6 (0.090%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.060%) DICOM
15 4 (0.060%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.060%) RMADS
System Software
1 4,062 (61.16%) Active Directory
2 1,895 (28.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,439 (21.67%) Hyper-V
4 499 (7.51%) XenApp
5 420 (6.32%) vSphere
6 419 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
7 279 (4.20%) XenDesktop
8 246 (3.70%) Docker
9 179 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
10 115 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
11 93 (1.40%) VMware NSX
12 75 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 70 (1.05%) Terminal Services
14 59 (0.89%) VirtualBox
15 53 (0.80%) Firmware
16 45 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 39 (0.59%) BitLocker
18 38 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
19 36 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 33 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,007 (15.16%) SCCM
2 281 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 272 (4.10%) SCOM
3 272 (4.10%) WSUS
4 258 (3.88%) Ansible
5 177 (2.66%) Puppet
6 168 (2.53%) Kubernetes
7 152 (2.29%) Terraform
8 133 (2.00%) Backup Exec
8 133 (2.00%) vCenter Server
9 128 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
10 74 (1.11%) vRealize
11 72 (1.08%) SCVMM
12 67 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
12 67 (1.01%) NetBackup
13 61 (0.92%) Nagios
14 53 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
15 46 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 42 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
17 41 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3,663 (55.15%) Microsoft
2 3,125 (47.05%) VMware
3 1,208 (18.19%) Citrix
4 1,206 (18.16%) Cisco
5 456 (6.87%) HP
6 404 (6.08%) Veeam
7 299 (4.50%) Dell
8 267 (4.02%) Oracle
9 243 (3.66%) NetApp
10 237 (3.57%) Red Hat
11 205 (3.09%) Apple
12 174 (2.62%) Symantec
13 151 (2.27%) EMC
13 151 (2.27%) Meraki
14 127 (1.91%) IBM
15 123 (1.85%) Avaya
16 118 (1.78%) SolarWinds
17 113 (1.70%) Juniper
18 101 (1.52%) Ivanti
19 93 (1.40%) McAfee