Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 48 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2,228 6,837 7,852
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.56% 4.99% 4.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.21% 21.72% 20.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,135 6,197 6,888
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%

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 10,505 31,473 37,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.49% 22.98% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8,680 24,910 30,284
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% - +2.50%

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 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2020. 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 -10 2,076 £45,000 +12.50% 453
UK excluding London -11 1,434 £40,000 +6.67% 394
London -11 729 £57,500 +21.05% 78
South East -5 440 £42,500 +13.33% 87
North of England -2 392 £40,000 +6.67% 129
Work from Home +1 208 £47,500 -13.64% 58
South West -11 198 £36,525 +4.36% 49
Midlands -27 191 £37,750 +7.86% 78
North West -2 180 £45,000 +20.00% 67
Yorkshire -3 145 £35,000 -4.11% 48
West Midlands -21 129 £39,000 +6.12% 49
East of England +13 122 £38,500 +13.24% 31
North East +29 67 £36,250 +0.69% 14
East Midlands -16 62 £37,500 +15.38% 29
Scotland +9 51 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Wales -1 49 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Northern Ireland +15 5 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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 2,220 (99.64%) Windows
2 1,314 (58.98%) Active Directory
3 1,229 (55.16%) Microsoft
4 1,155 (51.84%) VMware
5 1,060 (47.58%) Azure
6 1,019 (45.74%) Office 365
7 728 (32.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 604 (27.11%) PowerShell
9 537 (24.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 514 (23.07%) Hyper-V
11 513 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 503 (22.58%) Firewall
13 458 (20.56%) DNS
14 445 (19.97%) Windows Server 2016
15 427 (19.17%) ITIL
16 426 (19.12%) SQL Server
17 414 (18.58%) Cisco
18 411 (18.45%) AWS
19 409 (18.36%) SQL
20 398 (17.86%) Linux
21 391 (17.55%) Windows 10
22 355 (15.93%) Citrix
23 351 (15.75%) DHCP
24 329 (14.77%) MS Exchange
25 316 (14.18%) Finance
26 313 (14.05%) SCCM
27 273 (12.25%) DevOps
28 263 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
29 259 (11.62%) TCP/IP
30 251 (11.27%) LAN

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
1 329 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 243 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 200 (8.98%) IIS
4 80 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 71 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 62 (2.78%) Skype for Business
7 34 (1.53%) Apache
8 30 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 27 (1.21%) Confluence
11 21 (0.94%) CMS
11 21 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.63%) EPiServer
12 14 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
13 13 (0.58%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 13 (0.58%) Umbraco
14 12 (0.54%) Headless CMS
15 10 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.40%) Kentico
Applications
1 241 (10.82%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.090%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.045%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.49%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
3 4 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.090%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.090%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.090%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.090%) Workfront
6 1 (0.045%) BASE24
6 1 (0.045%) FastStats
6 1 (0.045%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.045%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.045%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,060 (47.58%) Azure
2 1,019 (45.74%) Office 365
3 411 (18.45%) AWS
4 216 (9.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 182 (8.17%) IaaS
6 125 (5.61%) SaaS
7 109 (4.89%) PaaS
8 61 (2.74%) OneDrive
9 47 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
10 42 (1.89%) GCP
11 41 (1.84%) Mimecast
12 33 (1.48%) Power Platform
13 30 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (1.03%) Serverless
15 22 (0.99%) Amazon S3
16 21 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
17 20 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
18 18 (0.81%) AWS CodeDeploy
19 17 (0.76%) Power Automate
20 15 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 503 (22.58%) Firewall
2 458 (20.56%) DNS
3 351 (15.75%) DHCP
4 259 (11.62%) TCP/IP
5 251 (11.27%) LAN
6 246 (11.04%) WAN
7 242 (10.86%) SAN
8 194 (8.71%) VPN
9 123 (5.52%) VoIP
10 98 (4.40%) VLAN
11 96 (4.31%) Wireless
12 89 (3.99%) Skype
13 84 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
14 79 (3.55%) Network Security
15 75 (3.37%) NetScaler
16 66 (2.96%) Internet
17 57 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
18 43 (1.93%) SSL
19 38 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
20 33 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.51%) MySQL
3 46 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
4 42 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
6 25 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 22 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 19 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (0.81%) Power BI
11 17 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.58%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.45%) Hadoop
16 10 (0.45%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 53 (2.38%) JIRA
3 51 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.26%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (0.99%) Bitbucket
7 15 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.45%) GitLab
9 10 (0.45%) Maven
10 6 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.18%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.18%) JUnit
12 4 (0.18%) MSI
12 4 (0.18%) Selenium
12 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.13%) Gradle
13 3 (0.13%) gulp
13 3 (0.13%) MSBuild
General
1 316 (14.18%) Finance
2 70 (3.14%) Banking
3 51 (2.29%) Law
3 51 (2.29%) Public Sector
4 30 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.17%) Legal
5 26 (1.17%) Manufacturing
5 26 (1.17%) Military
6 24 (1.08%) Retail
7 18 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 18 (0.81%) Local Government
8 15 (0.67%) Advertising
8 15 (0.67%) Back Office
8 15 (0.67%) Marketing
9 12 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.49%) Games
11 8 (0.36%) Front Office
12 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.27%) Digital Economy
13 6 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 422 (18.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 280 (12.57%) Support Engineer
3 237 (10.64%) Analyst
4 220 (9.87%) IT Engineer
5 185 (8.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 185 (8.30%) IT Support
6 133 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 132 (5.92%) Windows Engineer
8 117 (5.25%) Systems Engineer
9 113 (5.07%) Support Analyst
10 108 (4.85%) Server Engineer
11 106 (4.76%) Administrator
12 103 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
13 96 (4.31%) Network Engineer
13 96 (4.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 88 (3.95%) VMware Engineer
15 86 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 85 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 83 (3.73%) Applications Support
18 81 (3.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (5.21%) .NET
2 49 (2.20%) HTML
3 45 (2.02%) Web Services
4 44 (1.97%) CSS
5 35 (1.57%) ASP.NET
6 31 (1.39%) XML
7 30 (1.35%) LDAP
8 27 (1.21%) .NET Framework
9 19 (0.85%) Middleware
10 18 (0.81%) .NET Core
11 16 (0.72%) AngularJS
12 13 (0.58%) JSON
12 13 (0.58%) REST
12 13 (0.58%) YAML
13 12 (0.54%) LAMP
14 10 (0.45%) SOAP
14 10 (0.45%) WinForms
15 9 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
15 9 (0.40%) jQuery
15 9 (0.40%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 178 (7.99%) Data Centre
2 91 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 88 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (2.78%) Clustering
4 62 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 59 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 52 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 48 (2.15%) Replication
8 47 (2.11%) User Experience
9 36 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
10 33 (1.48%) PKI
11 24 (1.08%) Fat Client
11 24 (1.08%) Thin Client
12 21 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (0.90%) Hedge funds
13 20 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (0.76%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,220 (99.64%) Windows
2 513 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 445 (19.97%) Windows Server 2016
4 398 (17.86%) Linux
5 391 (17.55%) Windows 10
6 263 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 171 (7.68%) Windows 7
8 166 (7.45%) Windows Server 2019
9 90 (4.04%) Unix
10 67 (3.01%) Windows 8
11 53 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 50 (2.24%) CentOS
13 42 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (1.48%) Android
15 22 (0.99%) Ubuntu
16 21 (0.94%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.85%) Mac OS
18 18 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
19 16 (0.72%) Apple iOS
20 15 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (24.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 427 (19.17%) ITIL
3 273 (12.25%) DevOps
4 197 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
5 156 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 154 (6.91%) Migration
7 145 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
8 134 (6.01%) Service Management
9 123 (5.52%) Project Delivery
10 121 (5.43%) Mentoring
11 112 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
12 111 (4.98%) Incident Management
13 93 (4.17%) Information Security
13 93 (4.17%) Service Delivery
14 89 (3.99%) Server Management
15 84 (3.77%) ITSM
16 83 (3.73%) IT Strategy
16 83 (3.73%) Problem Management
17 81 (3.64%) Project Management
18 80 (3.59%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 604 (27.11%) PowerShell
2 409 (18.36%) SQL
3 116 (5.21%) Python
4 109 (4.89%) T-SQL
5 94 (4.22%) C#
6 75 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 60 (2.69%) JavaScript
8 36 (1.62%) Java
9 34 (1.53%) VB
10 25 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 20 (0.90%) C
11 20 (0.90%) VBScript
12 18 (0.81%) PHP
13 13 (0.58%) C++
13 13 (0.58%) Perl
14 12 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.45%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.22%) VBA
17 4 (0.18%) XPath
18 3 (0.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 226 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (7.45%) Security Cleared
3 128 (5.75%) MCSE
4 118 (5.30%) Degree
5 107 (4.80%) MCSA
6 101 (4.53%) SC Cleared
7 99 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
8 83 (3.73%) CCNA
9 72 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 66 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 57 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
12 49 (2.20%) CISSP
13 46 (2.06%) MCP
14 37 (1.66%) CISM
15 31 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
16 27 (1.21%) MCITP
16 27 (1.21%) RHCE
17 21 (0.94%) CCNP
18 14 (0.63%) A+ Certification
19 12 (0.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (7.81%) SLA
2 87 (3.90%) GDPR
3 86 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.44%) NIST
5 19 (0.85%) QA
6 11 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.36%) COBIT
7 8 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.36%) NCSC
8 6 (0.27%) BS25999
8 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,314 (58.98%) Active Directory
2 728 (32.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 514 (23.07%) Hyper-V
4 173 (7.76%) vSphere
5 136 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
6 97 (4.35%) XenApp
7 87 (3.90%) Docker
8 76 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
9 68 (3.05%) XenDesktop
10 47 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
11 43 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
12 31 (1.39%) VMware Server
13 22 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 21 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
14 21 (0.94%) ISA Server
14 21 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (0.81%) NFS
15 18 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
16 17 (0.76%) BitLocker
17 14 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 313 (14.05%) SCCM
2 170 (7.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 138 (6.19%) Ansible
4 116 (5.21%) Terraform
5 108 (4.85%) WSUS
6 105 (4.71%) Puppet
7 78 (3.50%) SCOM
8 64 (2.87%) Kubernetes
9 53 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
10 42 (1.89%) Backup Exec
11 41 (1.84%) SCVMM
12 33 (1.48%) vCenter Server
13 32 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
14 21 (0.94%) NetBackup
15 18 (0.81%) Nagios
16 14 (0.63%) FortiGate
16 14 (0.63%) vRealize
17 13 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
18 12 (0.54%) AirWatch
18 12 (0.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,229 (55.16%) Microsoft
2 1,155 (51.84%) VMware
3 414 (18.58%) Cisco
4 355 (15.93%) Citrix
5 158 (7.09%) HP
6 143 (6.42%) Veeam
7 106 (4.76%) NetApp
8 90 (4.04%) Sophos
9 89 (3.99%) Red Hat
10 85 (3.82%) Oracle
11 71 (3.19%) Dell
12 67 (3.01%) SolarWinds
13 55 (2.47%) EMC
14 54 (2.42%) Meraki
15 37 (1.66%) CheckPoint
15 37 (1.66%) IBM
16 32 (1.44%) Apple
17 31 (1.39%) Google
18 30 (1.35%) Symantec
19 28 (1.26%) McAfee