Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 58 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 6,074 7,219 8,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.93% 4.77% 5.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.41% 20.59% 20.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5,178 6,125 7,734
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,250
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 27,108 35,057 42,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.02% 23.16% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 21,772 28,205 34,901
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 +9 5,564 £40,000 - 1,396
UK excluding London +10 3,844 £37,500 - 1,190
London -15 2,009 £45,000 -10.00% 309
South East +1 1,242 £37,500 - 287
North of England -4 787 £38,000 +8.57% 355
Midlands 0 611 £35,750 -7.14% 170
South West +31 516 £34,000 -9.33% 148
North West +18 402 £37,500 +7.14% 193
East of England -1 393 £37,500 - 127
West Midlands +5 391 £37,500 -4.46% 100
Yorkshire +1 347 £39,500 +9.72% 120
East Midlands +1 218 £35,000 -6.67% 69
Scotland +14 149 £35,000 -6.67% 63
Wales +11 138 £40,000 +6.67% 34
North East -37 38 £41,500 +18.57% 42
Northern Ireland +16 12 £36,000 -4.00% 6
Channel Islands -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 6,044 (99.51%) Windows
2 3,749 (61.72%) Active Directory
3 3,324 (54.73%) Microsoft
4 2,864 (47.15%) VMware
5 2,834 (46.66%) Office 365
6 2,240 (36.88%) Azure
7 1,787 (29.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,478 (24.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1,398 (23.02%) Firewall
10 1,353 (22.28%) PowerShell
11 1,329 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,297 (21.35%) Windows 10
13 1,244 (20.48%) DNS
14 1,229 (20.23%) Hyper-V
15 1,205 (19.84%) ITIL
16 1,200 (19.76%) Linux
17 1,187 (19.54%) SQL Server
18 1,169 (19.25%) MS Exchange
19 1,091 (17.96%) Citrix
20 1,077 (17.73%) Cisco
21 1,067 (17.57%) SQL
22 1,040 (17.12%) DHCP
23 1,028 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
24 971 (15.99%) AWS
25 901 (14.83%) SCCM
26 835 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
27 807 (13.29%) Finance
28 802 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
29 783 (12.89%) TCP/IP
30 712 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification

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 1,169 (19.25%) MS Exchange
2 612 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 505 (8.31%) IIS
4 424 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 346 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 230 (3.79%) Skype for Business
7 92 (1.51%) Apache
8 84 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 54 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 52 (0.86%) Confluence
11 40 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.63%) CMS
13 31 (0.51%) nginx
14 27 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
15 26 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
16 24 (0.40%) JBoss
17 23 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
18 22 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
19 18 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
20 17 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 835 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.066%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.049%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.049%) Windchill
8 2 (0.033%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.016%) InDesign
9 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 47 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.33%) Salerio
3 17 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.082%) Carpe Diem
6 5 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.082%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.082%) Workfront
7 4 (0.066%) Eikon
7 4 (0.066%) Exchequer
7 4 (0.066%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.049%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.049%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.033%) assyst
9 2 (0.033%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.033%) Softmar
10 1 (0.016%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2,834 (46.66%) Office 365
2 2,240 (36.88%) Azure
3 971 (15.99%) AWS
4 345 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 251 (4.13%) SaaS
6 233 (3.84%) IaaS
7 172 (2.83%) PaaS
8 117 (1.93%) OneDrive
9 102 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
10 93 (1.53%) Mimecast
11 89 (1.47%) Power Platform
12 75 (1.23%) GCP
13 43 (0.71%) G Suite
14 42 (0.69%) GitHub
15 39 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
16 38 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 37 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
18 33 (0.54%) Serverless
19 30 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
20 25 (0.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,398 (23.02%) Firewall
2 1,244 (20.48%) DNS
3 1,040 (17.12%) DHCP
4 783 (12.89%) TCP/IP
5 694 (11.43%) WAN
6 683 (11.24%) LAN
7 577 (9.50%) SAN
8 517 (8.51%) VPN
9 375 (6.17%) VoIP
10 347 (5.71%) VLAN
11 304 (5.00%) Wireless
12 271 (4.46%) Skype
13 212 (3.49%) Internet
14 177 (2.91%) NAS
15 167 (2.75%) NetScaler
16 161 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
17 151 (2.49%) Network Security
18 134 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
19 99 (1.63%) SSL
20 96 (1.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,187 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 113 (1.86%) MySQL
3 106 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 105 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 91 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 90 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 90 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
8 68 (1.12%) Power BI
8 68 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 57 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 56 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 52 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
13 46 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 44 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
15 40 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 33 (0.54%) Data Lake
17 28 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
18 24 (0.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 140 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 122 (2.01%) JIRA
3 114 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 79 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 74 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 57 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 56 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 49 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 34 (0.56%) Bitbucket
10 31 (0.51%) Maven
11 28 (0.46%) SonarQube
12 23 (0.38%) Artifactory
13 22 (0.36%) Ant
13 22 (0.36%) Chocolatey
14 20 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (0.30%) LINQPad
16 17 (0.28%) Postman
17 15 (0.25%) MSBuild
17 15 (0.25%) TestRail
17 15 (0.25%) Zephyr
General
1 807 (13.29%) Finance
2 197 (3.24%) Retail
3 146 (2.40%) Law
3 146 (2.40%) Public Sector
4 132 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 123 (2.03%) Banking
6 119 (1.96%) Legal
7 103 (1.70%) Advertising
8 76 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 56 (0.92%) Automotive
10 52 (0.86%) Back Office
11 51 (0.84%) Marketing
12 38 (0.63%) Aerospace
13 37 (0.61%) Games
14 30 (0.49%) Front Office
15 29 (0.48%) Military
16 26 (0.43%) Local Government
17 22 (0.36%) Investment Banking
18 19 (0.31%) Financial Institution
19 14 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,075 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 948 (15.61%) Support Engineer
3 941 (15.49%) Analyst
4 782 (12.87%) IT Support
5 704 (11.59%) IT Engineer
6 519 (8.54%) Support Analyst
7 420 (6.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 373 (6.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 373 (6.14%) IT Support Engineer
9 355 (5.84%) Administrator
10 321 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
11 314 (5.17%) Consultant
12 279 (4.59%) IT Analyst
13 256 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
14 246 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
15 243 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 223 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
17 221 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 215 (3.54%) Applications Support
19 200 (3.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (4.26%) .NET
2 119 (1.96%) Web Services
3 107 (1.76%) ASP.NET
4 98 (1.61%) HTML
5 71 (1.17%) XML
6 67 (1.10%) CSS
7 63 (1.04%) Middleware
8 58 (0.95%) JSON
9 49 (0.81%) .NET Framework
10 47 (0.77%) .NET Core
10 47 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
11 44 (0.72%) jQuery
12 43 (0.71%) HTML5
12 43 (0.71%) LDAP
13 42 (0.69%) AngularJS
14 38 (0.63%) REST
15 37 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 35 (0.58%) LAMP
17 34 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
18 28 (0.46%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 555 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 291 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 255 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 241 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 224 (3.69%) Driving Licence
6 186 (3.06%) Clustering
7 163 (2.68%) Replication
8 94 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 80 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 79 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 78 (1.28%) Private Cloud
12 67 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 61 (1.00%) PKI
14 53 (0.87%) Blackberry
14 53 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
15 51 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
16 50 (0.82%) iPhone
17 44 (0.72%) Hedge funds
18 39 (0.64%) User Experience
19 38 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6,044 (99.51%) Windows
2 1,478 (24.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,297 (21.35%) Windows 10
4 1,200 (19.76%) Linux
5 1,028 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 700 (11.52%) Windows 7
7 243 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 227 (3.74%) Unix
8 227 (3.74%) Windows 8
9 153 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 127 (2.09%) Android
11 106 (1.75%) Apple iOS
12 104 (1.71%) CentOS
13 92 (1.51%) Mac OS X
14 85 (1.40%) Ubuntu
15 76 (1.25%) Mac OS
16 49 (0.81%) Windows XP
17 44 (0.72%) Debian
18 35 (0.58%) VMS
19 27 (0.44%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,329 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,205 (19.84%) ITIL
3 802 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
4 497 (8.18%) DevOps
5 476 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
6 379 (6.24%) Migration
7 363 (5.98%) Project Management
8 317 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 306 (5.04%) Project Delivery
10 286 (4.71%) Mentoring
11 240 (3.95%) Change Management
12 232 (3.82%) Service Delivery
13 215 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
14 209 (3.44%) Server Management
15 206 (3.39%) Problem Management
16 203 (3.34%) Information Security
17 199 (3.28%) Configuration Management
18 188 (3.10%) Incident Management
19 183 (3.01%) Service Management
20 161 (2.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,353 (22.28%) PowerShell
2 1,067 (17.57%) SQL
3 274 (4.51%) Python
4 222 (3.65%) C#
5 194 (3.19%) Bash Shell
6 155 (2.55%) JavaScript
7 124 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 121 (1.99%) Java
9 115 (1.89%) VBScript
10 108 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 102 (1.68%) C
12 80 (1.32%) Perl
13 65 (1.07%) Ruby
14 41 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 40 (0.66%) VB
16 34 (0.56%) PHP
17 25 (0.41%) C++
18 24 (0.40%) VB.NET
19 21 (0.35%) VBA
20 13 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 712 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 450 (7.41%) MCSE
3 428 (7.05%) Degree
4 398 (6.55%) MCSA
5 347 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 286 (4.71%) CCNA
7 205 (3.38%) Security Cleared
8 180 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 144 (2.37%) MCP
10 120 (1.98%) CCNP
11 115 (1.89%) SC Cleared
12 108 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 81 (1.33%) MCITP
14 73 (1.20%) DV Cleared
15 69 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
16 68 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
17 66 (1.09%) DBS Check
18 60 (0.99%) CISSP
19 49 (0.81%) A+ Certification
20 38 (0.63%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 540 (8.89%) SLA
2 170 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (1.45%) QA
4 78 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 76 (1.25%) GDPR
6 57 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 25 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 21 (0.35%) COBIT
9 19 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.30%) NIST
11 17 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.15%) NCSC
14 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.099%) Actionable Recommendations
15 6 (0.099%) BS25999
16 5 (0.082%) PMO
17 4 (0.066%) RMADS
18 3 (0.049%) EMIR
18 3 (0.049%) MiFID
System Software
1 3,749 (61.72%) Active Directory
2 1,787 (29.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,229 (20.23%) Hyper-V
4 490 (8.07%) XenApp
5 424 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
6 415 (6.83%) vSphere
7 281 (4.63%) XenDesktop
8 214 (3.52%) Docker
9 179 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
10 144 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
11 82 (1.35%) VMware NSX
12 57 (0.94%) VirtualBox
13 53 (0.87%) Terminal Services
14 46 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 45 (0.74%) Firmware
16 43 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
17 37 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 33 (0.54%) UAG
19 31 (0.51%) BitLocker
20 29 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 901 (14.83%) SCCM
2 253 (4.17%) WSUS
3 252 (4.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 248 (4.08%) SCOM
5 241 (3.97%) Ansible
6 157 (2.58%) Puppet
7 153 (2.52%) Terraform
8 147 (2.42%) Kubernetes
9 145 (2.39%) vCenter Server
10 107 (1.76%) Backup Exec
11 103 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
12 82 (1.35%) Nagios
13 66 (1.09%) NetBackup
14 62 (1.02%) vRealize
14 62 (1.02%) XenMobile
15 61 (1.00%) SCVMM
16 55 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
17 49 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
18 48 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
19 41 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3,324 (54.73%) Microsoft
2 2,864 (47.15%) VMware
3 1,091 (17.96%) Citrix
4 1,077 (17.73%) Cisco
5 459 (7.56%) HP
6 344 (5.66%) Veeam
7 269 (4.43%) Oracle
8 253 (4.17%) Dell
9 229 (3.77%) NetApp
10 221 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 203 (3.34%) Apple
12 174 (2.86%) EMC
13 158 (2.60%) Symantec
14 133 (2.19%) Meraki
15 119 (1.96%) IBM
16 111 (1.83%) SolarWinds
17 109 (1.79%) Avaya
18 106 (1.75%) ServiceNow
19 102 (1.68%) Palo Alto
20 100 (1.65%) McAfee