Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 43 36
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 9128 11118 13255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.14% 5.51% 6.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.88% 21.59% 22.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8030 9798 11327
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Windows Server is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43725 51504 58724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 25.53% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35879 43781 49196
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

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 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Top 17 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 27 July 2017. 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 -12 8608 £40,000 +5.26% 560
UK excluding London -10 5596 £35,000 - 400
London -2 3361 £47,500 +5.56% 187
South East +1 1942 £37,000 -3.90% 125
North of England -19 1312 £35,000 -2.78% 102
Midlands -9 756 £36,625 +10.98% 66
East of England -10 660 £37,500 +7.14% 41
Yorkshire -9 634 £34,000 -4.23% 31
North West -15 617 £35,000 -3.45% 67
South West -13 577 £34,000 +4.62% 39
West Midlands +2 482 £36,250 +11.54% 43
East Midlands -16 274 £37,500 +11.94% 23
Scotland -21 187 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Wales -4 145 £34,000 +14.29% 6
North East -21 64 £35,000 -0.71% 4
Northern Ireland -12 14 £45,000 +28.57%
Channel Islands +3 6 £65,000 -13.33% 1

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 9107 (99.77%) Windows
2 5532 (60.60%) Active Directory
3 4777 (52.33%) Microsoft
4 4339 (47.54%) VMware
5 3108 (34.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2880 (31.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2511 (27.51%) MS Exchange
8 2509 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2369 (25.95%) SQL Server
10 2310 (25.31%) Office 365
11 2157 (23.63%) SQL
12 2142 (23.47%) Firewall
13 2075 (22.73%) ITIL
14 1960 (21.47%) Cisco
15 1927 (21.11%) DNS
16 1925 (21.09%) Hyper-V
17 1786 (19.57%) Linux
18 1579 (17.30%) PowerShell
19 1553 (17.01%) Citrix
20 1496 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
21 1469 (16.09%) DHCP
22 1432 (15.69%) Windows 7
23 1401 (15.35%) Microsoft Certification
24 1396 (15.29%) Finance
25 1385 (15.17%) SAN
26 1213 (13.29%) TCP/IP
27 1203 (13.18%) Microsoft Office
28 1188 (13.01%) WAN
29 1187 (13.00%) LAN
30 1097 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010

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 2511 (27.51%) MS Exchange
2 1097 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1075 (11.78%) IIS
4 868 (9.51%) SharePoint
5 758 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 555 (6.08%) Skype for Business
7 274 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 209 (2.29%) Apache
9 169 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 123 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 123 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 105 (1.15%) CMS
12 98 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
13 88 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
14 83 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
15 82 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
16 75 (0.82%) WebSphere
17 67 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
18 54 (0.59%) JBoss
19 53 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 1203 (13.18%) Microsoft Office
2 146 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 58 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
7 7 (0.077%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.077%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.066%) PTC Creo
9 5 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.055%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.044%) Abaqus
11 3 (0.033%) Houdini
11 3 (0.033%) Maya
11 3 (0.033%) NUKE
11 3 (0.033%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.022%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.011%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.011%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 163 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 34 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.19%) Actimize
5 15 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 14 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 10 (0.11%) Magento
8 9 (0.099%) iTrent
8 9 (0.099%) ResourceLink
9 8 (0.088%) Temenos T24
9 8 (0.088%) Workfront
10 7 (0.077%) Maximo
10 7 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (0.077%) Sage CRM
10 7 (0.077%) Teamcenter
10 7 (0.077%) thinkFolio
11 6 (0.066%) SAP BPC
11 6 (0.066%) WebTrends
12 5 (0.055%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2310 (25.31%) Office 365
2 1496 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 925 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
4 282 (3.09%) IaaS
5 196 (2.15%) SaaS
6 194 (2.13%) PaaS
7 158 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 156 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 76 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 62 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
11 61 (0.67%) Mimecast
11 61 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 42 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 39 (0.43%) OneDrive
14 37 (0.41%) Amazon S3
15 27 (0.30%) G Suite
16 23 (0.25%) Dropbox
17 19 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (0.21%) GitHub
18 18 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2142 (23.47%) Firewall
2 1927 (21.11%) DNS
3 1469 (16.09%) DHCP
4 1385 (15.17%) SAN
5 1213 (13.29%) TCP/IP
6 1188 (13.01%) WAN
7 1187 (13.00%) LAN
8 878 (9.62%) VPN
9 532 (5.83%) VoIP
10 458 (5.02%) VLAN
11 425 (4.66%) Skype
12 390 (4.27%) Internet
13 315 (3.45%) Network Security
14 290 (3.18%) NAS
15 283 (3.10%) Wireless
16 260 (2.85%) MPLS
17 222 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
18 187 (2.05%) iSCSI
19 168 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
20 160 (1.75%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2369 (25.95%) SQL Server
2 471 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 321 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 278 (3.05%) MySQL
5 240 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 213 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 196 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 194 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 126 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 122 (1.34%) Relational Database
11 102 (1.12%) NoSQL
12 101 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
13 99 (1.08%) Oracle Database
14 97 (1.06%) MongoDB
15 88 (0.96%) RDBMS
16 76 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
17 74 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
18 59 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
19 56 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
20 44 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 186 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 153 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 139 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 138 (1.51%) JIRA
5 135 (1.48%) Git (software)
6 124 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 94 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 60 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 42 (0.46%) MSBuild
9 42 (0.46%) MSI
10 39 (0.43%) Hudson
11 34 (0.37%) Vagrant
12 33 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 32 (0.35%) NuGet
14 29 (0.32%) Subversion
15 24 (0.26%) Bitbucket
16 18 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 17 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
18 16 (0.18%) SilkPerformer
18 16 (0.18%) SilkTest
General
1 1396 (15.29%) Finance
2 439 (4.81%) Banking
3 289 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 253 (2.77%) Retail
5 241 (2.64%) Legal
6 224 (2.45%) Law
7 195 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 153 (1.68%) Marketing
9 133 (1.46%) Advertising
10 100 (1.10%) Games
11 99 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 98 (1.07%) Back Office
13 63 (0.69%) Retail Banking
14 43 (0.47%) Automotive
15 36 (0.39%) Electronics
16 34 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 32 (0.35%) Front Office
18 24 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.23%) Publishing
20 19 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 1500 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1493 (16.36%) Analyst
3 1491 (16.33%) Support Engineer
4 983 (10.77%) IT Support
5 850 (9.31%) Support Analyst
6 751 (8.23%) IT Engineer
7 738 (8.09%) Windows Engineer
8 666 (7.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 657 (7.20%) Administrator
10 597 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
11 527 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 451 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
13 433 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
14 419 (4.59%) Server Engineer
15 407 (4.46%) Infrastructure Support
16 384 (4.21%) IT Analyst
17 359 (3.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 358 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
19 357 (3.91%) Applications Support
20 335 (3.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 771 (8.45%) .NET
2 320 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 286 (3.13%) HTML
4 270 (2.96%) Web Services
5 239 (2.62%) CSS
6 213 (2.33%) XML
7 123 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 98 (1.07%) Middleware
9 83 (0.91%) jQuery
10 82 (0.90%) LAMP
11 77 (0.84%) JSON
12 70 (0.77%) HTML5
13 68 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 60 (0.66%) SOAP
15 57 (0.62%) AngularJS
16 54 (0.59%) REST
17 50 (0.55%) XSLT
18 46 (0.50%) Ajax
19 45 (0.49%) MSMQ
19 45 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 665 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 510 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 398 (4.36%) Clustering
4 280 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 273 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 250 (2.74%) Driving Licence
7 194 (2.13%) Replication
8 179 (1.96%) Blackberry
9 119 (1.30%) Hedge funds
10 112 (1.23%) iPad
11 102 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
12 98 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
13 93 (1.02%) Fat Client
13 93 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 93 (1.02%) Thin Client
14 91 (1.00%) PKI
15 84 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
16 82 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
17 79 (0.87%) User Experience
18 73 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9107 (99.77%) Windows
2 3108 (34.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 2880 (31.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1786 (19.57%) Linux
5 1432 (15.69%) Windows 7
6 1010 (11.06%) Windows 10
7 879 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 569 (6.23%) Windows 8
9 421 (4.61%) Unix
10 348 (3.81%) Windows XP
11 273 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 205 (2.25%) CentOS
13 194 (2.13%) Mac OS X
14 184 (2.02%) Android
15 175 (1.92%) Apple iOS
16 127 (1.39%) Ubuntu
17 104 (1.14%) Mac OS
18 91 (1.00%) Debian
19 83 (0.91%) Solaris
20 78 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2075 (22.73%) ITIL
2 595 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
3 561 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 553 (6.06%) DevOps
5 539 (5.90%) Migration
6 458 (5.02%) Project Management
7 416 (4.56%) Change Management
8 377 (4.13%) High Availability
9 376 (4.12%) Mentoring
10 353 (3.87%) Service Delivery
11 317 (3.47%) Configuration Management
11 317 (3.47%) Service Management
12 314 (3.44%) CRM
13 288 (3.16%) Problem Management
14 286 (3.13%) Information Security
15 266 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
16 256 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
17 224 (2.45%) Presales
18 219 (2.40%) Business Intelligence
19 215 (2.36%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2157 (23.63%) SQL
2 1579 (17.30%) PowerShell
3 455 (4.98%) C#
4 325 (3.56%) JavaScript
5 324 (3.55%) Java
6 253 (2.77%) Python
7 220 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 191 (2.09%) Bash Shell
9 164 (1.80%) PHP
10 149 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 148 (1.62%) VB
12 146 (1.60%) VBScript
13 133 (1.46%) Perl
14 95 (1.04%) C
15 75 (0.82%) Ruby
16 66 (0.72%) VBA
17 60 (0.66%) C++
18 38 (0.42%) PL/SQL
19 34 (0.37%) VB.NET
20 21 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1401 (15.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 913 (10.00%) MCSE
3 799 (8.75%) Degree
4 735 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
5 634 (6.95%) MCSA
6 610 (6.68%) CCNA
7 403 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 372 (4.08%) MCP
9 267 (2.93%) MCITP
10 254 (2.78%) CCNP
11 246 (2.70%) Security Cleared
12 191 (2.09%) CISSP
13 164 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
14 163 (1.79%) SC Cleared
15 133 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
16 127 (1.39%) CISM
17 108 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
18 106 (1.16%) MCTS
19 75 (0.82%) CCA
20 70 (0.77%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 646 (7.08%) SLA
2 288 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 159 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 75 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 74 (0.81%) QA
6 38 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 34 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 32 (0.35%) GDPR
8 32 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 30 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 20 (0.22%) PMO
11 17 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 17 (0.19%) HL7
12 12 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.066%) COBIT
14 5 (0.055%) WAI
15 3 (0.033%) GCP
15 3 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.033%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5532 (60.60%) Active Directory
2 2509 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1925 (21.09%) Hyper-V
4 778 (8.52%) vSphere
5 586 (6.42%) VMware ESXi
6 552 (6.05%) XenApp
7 290 (3.18%) XenDesktop
8 153 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
9 151 (1.65%) Terminal Services
10 125 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 91 (1.00%) XenServer
12 88 (0.96%) Docker
13 87 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
14 73 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
15 58 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 56 (0.61%) vCloud
17 54 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
18 52 (0.57%) KVM
19 48 (0.53%) VirtualBox
20 45 (0.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1082 (11.85%) SCCM
2 538 (5.89%) SCOM
3 338 (3.70%) Puppet
4 276 (3.02%) Backup Exec
5 263 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 254 (2.78%) WSUS
7 173 (1.90%) Ansible
8 171 (1.87%) Nagios
9 167 (1.83%) vCenter Server
10 102 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 101 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
12 69 (0.76%) NetBackup
13 65 (0.71%) AirWatch
14 64 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
14 64 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 62 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
16 52 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
17 48 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 47 (0.51%) SCVMM
19 45 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4777 (52.33%) Microsoft
2 4339 (47.54%) VMware
3 1960 (21.47%) Cisco
4 1553 (17.01%) Citrix
5 893 (9.78%) HP
6 495 (5.42%) NetApp
7 470 (5.15%) Oracle
8 390 (4.27%) Dell
9 383 (4.20%) Veeam
10 371 (4.06%) Red Hat
11 279 (3.06%) Symantec
12 239 (2.62%) Juniper
13 238 (2.61%) EMC
14 234 (2.56%) Apple
15 221 (2.42%) CheckPoint
16 187 (2.05%) IBM
17 173 (1.90%) SonicWALL
18 147 (1.61%) Avaya
19 140 (1.53%) SolarWinds
20 132 (1.45%) Palo Alto
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