Period
to 26 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 55 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 8,717 8,751 11,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.93% 5.15% 5.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.92% 21.26% 21.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7,498 7,791 10,176
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 41,664 41,165 53,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.56% 24.22% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 33,983 34,679 44,997
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 -1 8,194 £40,000 - 1,183
UK excluding London -7 5,593 £35,000 -2.78% 897
London -7 2,896 £48,500 +2.11% 349
South East -9 1,919 £35,500 -6.58% 249
North of England -11 1,193 £35,000 - 244
Midlands +16 887 £35,000 -3.45% 151
East of England -5 661 £39,000 +4.00% 95
South West +5 629 £34,000 +4.62% 95
West Midlands +20 575 £33,500 -7.59% 84
North West -13 563 £34,000 -2.86% 145
Yorkshire -10 532 £35,500 +1.43% 77
East Midlands +10 310 £35,500 -2.74% 67
Scotland -24 194 £37,500 -1.32% 40
Wales -4 119 £32,500 -4.41% 18
North East +5 101 £32,500 -7.14% 22
Northern Ireland +7 17 £29,000 -22.67% 4
Isle of Man - 9 £29,500 - 1
Channel Islands +1 4 £70,000 +7.69%

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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 8,691 (99.70%) Windows
2 5,017 (57.55%) Active Directory
3 4,646 (53.30%) Microsoft
4 4,127 (47.34%) VMware
5 2,715 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,556 (29.32%) Office 365
7 2,531 (29.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 2,472 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,146 (24.62%) SQL Server
10 2,123 (24.35%) Microsoft Azure
11 2,023 (23.21%) ITIL
12 2,013 (23.09%) Hyper-V
13 1,896 (21.75%) SQL
14 1,867 (21.42%) MS Exchange
15 1,849 (21.21%) Firewall
16 1,709 (19.61%) Citrix
17 1,664 (19.09%) PowerShell
18 1,652 (18.95%) DNS
19 1,599 (18.34%) Cisco
20 1,501 (17.22%) Linux
21 1,353 (15.52%) Finance
22 1,335 (15.31%) Windows 7
23 1,330 (15.26%) Windows 10
24 1,325 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
25 1,324 (15.19%) DHCP
26 1,252 (14.36%) SCCM
27 1,180 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
28 1,116 (12.80%) SAN
29 1,098 (12.60%) TCP/IP
30 1,079 (12.38%) 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 1,867 (21.42%) MS Exchange
2 938 (10.76%) IIS
3 797 (9.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 625 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 583 (6.69%) SharePoint
6 401 (4.60%) Skype for Business
7 231 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 203 (2.33%) Apache
9 149 (1.71%) Tomcat
10 122 (1.40%) WebSphere
11 95 (1.09%) Confluence
12 86 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
13 81 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 76 (0.87%) JBoss
15 71 (0.81%) WebLogic
16 63 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
17 47 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
18 44 (0.50%) CMS
19 41 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
20 39 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,325 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
2 137 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.057%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.057%) ProjectWise
8 4 (0.046%) Stata
9 3 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.034%) LibreOffice
9 3 (0.034%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 2 (0.023%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.023%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.011%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.011%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.011%) Revit
11 1 (0.011%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.011%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 61 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (0.36%) Elite 3E
4 23 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 18 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 16 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 16 (0.18%) Workfront
8 11 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 11 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.11%) Documaker
10 8 (0.092%) TIBCO iProcess
11 7 (0.080%) Eikon
11 7 (0.080%) HFM
12 6 (0.069%) Carpe Diem
12 6 (0.069%) Sage X3
13 5 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
13 5 (0.057%) ResourceLink
14 4 (0.046%) Advent Geneva
14 4 (0.046%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 2,556 (29.32%) Office 365
2 2,123 (24.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 935 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
4 272 (3.12%) IaaS
5 250 (2.87%) SaaS
6 174 (2.00%) PaaS
7 169 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 156 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 109 (1.25%) Mimecast
10 66 (0.76%) OneDrive
11 60 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 53 (0.61%) G Suite
13 49 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (0.38%) GitHub
15 26 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
15 26 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
15 26 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 22 (0.25%) Amazon S3
18 14 (0.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1,849 (21.21%) Firewall
2 1,652 (18.95%) DNS
3 1,324 (15.19%) DHCP
4 1,116 (12.80%) SAN
5 1,098 (12.60%) TCP/IP
6 1,079 (12.38%) LAN
7 1,050 (12.05%) WAN
8 647 (7.42%) VPN
9 400 (4.59%) VoIP
10 388 (4.45%) VLAN
11 321 (3.68%) Network Security
12 318 (3.65%) Skype
13 241 (2.76%) Internet
14 238 (2.73%) NAS
15 230 (2.64%) NetScaler
16 217 (2.49%) Wireless
17 168 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
18 159 (1.82%) SSL
19 133 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
19 133 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,146 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 272 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 223 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 210 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 179 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 167 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 149 (1.71%) MySQL
8 144 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 139 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 83 (0.95%) MongoDB
11 78 (0.89%) Relational Database
12 75 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 61 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 61 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
13 61 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 59 (0.68%) NoSQL
14 59 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 56 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
16 49 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
17 48 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 202 (2.32%) JIRA
2 170 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 147 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 135 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 133 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 130 (1.49%) Git (software)
7 79 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 64 (0.73%) MSI
9 52 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 41 (0.47%) MSBuild
11 40 (0.46%) Subversion
12 35 (0.40%) Vagrant
13 31 (0.36%) Maven
14 28 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
15 22 (0.25%) Bitbucket
15 22 (0.25%) GoCD
15 22 (0.25%) Selenium
16 20 (0.23%) LINQPad
17 19 (0.22%) Travis CI
18 18 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 1,353 (15.52%) Finance
2 286 (3.28%) Retail
3 279 (3.20%) Banking
4 215 (2.47%) Legal
5 209 (2.40%) Law
6 181 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 173 (1.98%) Advertising
8 167 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 149 (1.71%) Marketing
10 64 (0.73%) Billing
11 56 (0.64%) Games
12 54 (0.62%) Back Office
13 53 (0.61%) German Language
14 47 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.50%) Military
16 34 (0.39%) Automotive
17 32 (0.37%) Investment Banking
18 29 (0.33%) Front Office
19 28 (0.32%) Electronics
20 19 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,459 (16.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,383 (15.87%) Analyst
3 1,365 (15.66%) Support Engineer
4 864 (9.91%) IT Support
5 851 (9.76%) Support Analyst
6 653 (7.49%) IT Engineer
7 634 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 587 (6.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 585 (6.71%) Windows Engineer
10 458 (5.25%) 3rd Line Support
11 454 (5.21%) Administrator
12 388 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
13 374 (4.29%) Consultant
14 363 (4.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 356 (4.08%) Server Engineer
16 354 (4.06%) IT Support Engineer
17 350 (4.02%) Applications Support
17 350 (4.02%) IT Analyst
18 326 (3.74%) Architect
19 302 (3.46%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 700 (8.03%) .NET
2 387 (4.44%) Web Services
3 283 (3.25%) HTML
4 249 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 208 (2.39%) CSS
6 188 (2.16%) XML
7 125 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 121 (1.39%) Middleware
9 111 (1.27%) AngularJS
10 87 (1.00%) SOAP
11 84 (0.96%) jQuery
12 73 (0.84%) REST
13 68 (0.78%) JSON
14 63 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 54 (0.62%) WCF
16 53 (0.61%) LDAP
16 53 (0.61%) Software Packaging
17 44 (0.50%) HTML5
18 40 (0.46%) Ajax
18 40 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 756 (8.67%) Data Centre
2 557 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 369 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 342 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 334 (3.83%) Clustering
6 287 (3.29%) Driving Licence
7 261 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 181 (2.08%) Replication
9 146 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 124 (1.42%) Blackberry
11 112 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 108 (1.24%) Public Cloud
13 97 (1.11%) Fat Client
13 97 (1.11%) Thin Client
14 92 (1.06%) Hedge funds
15 82 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
16 75 (0.86%) PKI
17 72 (0.83%) User Experience
18 71 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
19 69 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8,691 (99.70%) Windows
2 2,715 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 2,531 (29.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,501 (17.22%) Linux
5 1,335 (15.31%) Windows 7
6 1,330 (15.26%) Windows 10
7 546 (6.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 512 (5.87%) Windows 8
9 344 (3.95%) Unix
10 254 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 177 (2.03%) Mac OS X
12 157 (1.80%) Windows XP
13 150 (1.72%) CentOS
14 144 (1.65%) Android
15 113 (1.30%) Ubuntu
16 103 (1.18%) Apple iOS
17 88 (1.01%) Solaris
18 71 (0.81%) Mac OS
19 47 (0.54%) AIX
20 43 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,023 (23.21%) ITIL
2 1,037 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
3 678 (7.78%) DevOps
4 596 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
5 572 (6.56%) Migration
6 538 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 510 (5.85%) Project Management
8 408 (4.68%) Service Delivery
9 362 (4.15%) Service Management
10 331 (3.80%) Mentoring
11 324 (3.72%) Presales
12 322 (3.69%) Problem Management
13 313 (3.59%) Change Management
14 309 (3.54%) Configuration Management
15 287 (3.29%) Time Management
16 274 (3.14%) Incident Management
17 255 (2.93%) High Availability
18 235 (2.70%) Information Security
19 224 (2.57%) ITSM
20 221 (2.54%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,896 (21.75%) SQL
2 1,664 (19.09%) PowerShell
3 452 (5.19%) C#
4 365 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 296 (3.40%) Java
6 256 (2.94%) Python
7 205 (2.35%) T-SQL
8 166 (1.90%) Bash Shell
9 155 (1.78%) VBScript
10 129 (1.48%) Perl
11 92 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 85 (0.98%) VBA
13 82 (0.94%) Ruby
14 80 (0.92%) C
14 80 (0.92%) PHP
15 74 (0.85%) VB.NET
16 73 (0.84%) VB
17 61 (0.70%) PL/SQL
18 46 (0.53%) C++
19 18 (0.21%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1,180 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 888 (10.19%) Degree
3 749 (8.59%) MCSE
4 512 (5.87%) MCSA
5 504 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
6 436 (5.00%) CCNA
7 348 (3.99%) Security Cleared
8 316 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 292 (3.35%) MCP
10 247 (2.83%) MCITP
11 182 (2.09%) SC Cleared
12 175 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
13 174 (2.00%) CCNP
14 169 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
15 129 (1.48%) CISSP
16 93 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
17 82 (0.94%) CISM
18 79 (0.91%) CCA
19 66 (0.76%) DBS Check
20 64 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 688 (7.89%) SLA
2 242 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 116 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 113 (1.30%) QA
5 92 (1.06%) GDPR
6 61 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 53 (0.61%) COBIT
8 31 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 25 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.29%) PMO
10 22 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.10%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.092%) GAMP
14 7 (0.080%) GCP
14 7 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.057%) EMIR
15 5 (0.057%) ISO 9000
15 5 (0.057%) MiFID
16 4 (0.046%) GPG13
System Software
1 5,017 (57.55%) Active Directory
2 2,472 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,013 (23.09%) Hyper-V
4 698 (8.01%) VMware ESXi
5 687 (7.88%) XenApp
6 603 (6.92%) vSphere
7 443 (5.08%) XenDesktop
8 235 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 159 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
10 132 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
11 129 (1.48%) Docker
12 115 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 104 (1.19%) Terminal Services
14 100 (1.15%) XenServer
15 72 (0.83%) VirtualBox
16 68 (0.78%) DFS Replication
17 58 (0.67%) BitLocker
18 55 (0.63%) Firmware
18 55 (0.63%) Xen
19 49 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,252 (14.36%) SCCM
2 543 (6.23%) SCOM
3 303 (3.48%) Puppet
4 237 (2.72%) Backup Exec
5 236 (2.71%) vCenter Server
6 219 (2.51%) Ansible
7 213 (2.44%) WSUS
8 198 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
9 138 (1.58%) SCOrch
10 118 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
11 98 (1.12%) Terraform
12 95 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 92 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 89 (1.02%) SCVMM
15 87 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
16 81 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
16 81 (0.93%) Nagios
17 69 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
18 68 (0.78%) NetBackup
19 64 (0.73%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4,646 (53.30%) Microsoft
2 4,127 (47.34%) VMware
3 1,709 (19.61%) Citrix
4 1,599 (18.34%) Cisco
5 761 (8.73%) HP
6 426 (4.89%) Oracle
7 383 (4.39%) Veeam
8 366 (4.20%) NetApp
9 322 (3.69%) Apple
10 308 (3.53%) Dell
11 247 (2.83%) Red Hat
12 202 (2.32%) Symantec
13 195 (2.24%) IBM
14 182 (2.09%) Google
15 165 (1.89%) SolarWinds
16 153 (1.76%) EMC
17 143 (1.64%) Juniper
18 140 (1.61%) Avaya
19 137 (1.57%) McAfee
20 130 (1.49%) CheckPoint