Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 53 58
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 4,393 7,103 8,545
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.76% 4.90% 4.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.57% 21.30% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3,840 6,313 7,465
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year - +5.63% -2.07%

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 19,461 33,354 40,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.10% 22.99% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15,730 26,549 33,022
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,178 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.76% +5.45% -

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 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Top 19 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 25 May 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 0 4,004 £42,500 +6.25% 257
UK excluding London +1 2,803 £37,500 - 226
London -17 1,439 £51,000 +2.00% 46
South East -12 791 £40,000 +2.56% 55
North of England +3 656 £40,500 +12.50% 66
Midlands +2 434 £37,500 -5.06% 35
South West +8 373 £32,500 -16.67% 32
North West +9 328 £41,500 +15.28% 36
East of England +3 306 £38,000 - 22
West Midlands +3 284 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Yorkshire +4 265 £42,500 +16.44% 21
Work from Home +11 190 £57,500 +4.55% 20
East Midlands -6 148 £35,000 -7.28% 16
Scotland +30 138 £37,500 +6.38% 9
Wales +16 95 £38,000 -5.00% 6
North East +4 63 £33,000 -2.94% 9
Northern Ireland +19 8 £24,500 -34.67% 1
Channel Islands -2 5 £47,500 +13.10% 1
Isle of Man +3 1 £33,000 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 4,377 (99.64%) Windows
2 2,711 (61.71%) Active Directory
3 2,456 (55.91%) Microsoft
4 2,092 (47.62%) VMware
5 2,002 (45.57%) Office 365
6 1,771 (40.31%) Azure
7 1,356 (30.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,116 (25.40%) PowerShell
9 1,112 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 1,064 (24.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1,025 (23.33%) Firewall
12 962 (21.90%) Hyper-V
13 958 (21.81%) Windows Server 2016
14 928 (21.12%) SQL Server
15 898 (20.44%) DNS
16 879 (20.01%) Linux
17 872 (19.85%) Windows 10
18 844 (19.21%) SQL
19 814 (18.53%) ITIL
20 790 (17.98%) MS Exchange
21 776 (17.66%) Cisco
22 775 (17.64%) Citrix
23 732 (16.66%) DHCP
24 729 (16.59%) AWS
25 679 (15.46%) Windows Server 2008
26 643 (14.64%) Finance
27 602 (13.70%) SCCM
28 601 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
29 594 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
30 555 (12.63%) TCP/IP

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
1 790 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 485 (11.04%) SharePoint
3 384 (8.74%) IIS
4 299 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 279 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 124 (2.82%) Skype for Business
7 74 (1.68%) Apache
8 46 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 44 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 41 (0.93%) Confluence
11 36 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 30 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 28 (0.64%) CMS
14 22 (0.50%) nginx
15 21 (0.48%) JBoss
16 20 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.39%) Drupal
18 14 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
19 13 (0.30%) IBM Transformation Extender
19 13 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 594 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.068%) FileZilla
7 3 (0.068%) Windchill
8 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.023%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 27 (0.61%) Salerio
2 12 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
7 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.091%) Eikon
8 4 (0.091%) FastStats
8 4 (0.091%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
8 4 (0.091%) Unica
9 3 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.068%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.068%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.068%) ResourceLink
9 3 (0.068%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.046%) Relativity
10 2 (0.046%) Shopify
10 2 (0.046%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2,002 (45.57%) Office 365
2 1,771 (40.31%) Azure
3 729 (16.59%) AWS
4 290 (6.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 207 (4.71%) IaaS
6 193 (4.39%) SaaS
7 166 (3.78%) PaaS
8 97 (2.21%) Mimecast
9 82 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 76 (1.73%) OneDrive
11 74 (1.68%) GCP
12 72 (1.64%) Power Platform
13 41 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
14 37 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
14 37 (0.84%) G Suite
15 33 (0.75%) GitHub
16 32 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 30 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
18 27 (0.61%) Amazon S3
19 23 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1,025 (23.33%) Firewall
2 898 (20.44%) DNS
3 732 (16.66%) DHCP
4 555 (12.63%) TCP/IP
5 480 (10.93%) WAN
6 470 (10.70%) LAN
7 419 (9.54%) VPN
8 405 (9.22%) SAN
9 247 (5.62%) VoIP
10 221 (5.03%) VLAN
11 206 (4.69%) Wireless
12 169 (3.85%) Internet
13 162 (3.69%) Skype
14 136 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
15 131 (2.98%) NetScaler
16 126 (2.87%) Network Security
17 103 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
18 101 (2.30%) NAS
19 72 (1.64%) iSCSI
20 71 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 928 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 105 (2.39%) MySQL
3 99 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 90 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 67 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
6 66 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 65 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 59 (1.34%) Relational Database
9 57 (1.30%) Power BI
10 50 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
11 47 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
12 42 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 40 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
14 34 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (0.75%) Oracle Database
15 33 (0.75%) RDBMS
16 29 (0.66%) Data Lake
17 28 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 27 (0.61%) NoSQL
19 26 (0.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 124 (2.82%) JIRA
2 119 (2.71%) Git (software)
3 85 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 65 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 57 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 39 (0.89%) Bitbucket
7 32 (0.73%) Visual Studio
8 25 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (0.43%) Selenium
10 18 (0.41%) GitLab
10 18 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 17 (0.39%) Maven
12 15 (0.34%) JUnit
13 13 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (0.25%) Ant
14 11 (0.25%) Postman
15 10 (0.23%) LINQPad
16 9 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (0.20%) WinDbg
17 8 (0.18%) Fiddler
General
1 643 (14.64%) Finance
2 125 (2.85%) Retail
3 118 (2.69%) Law
4 102 (2.32%) Public Sector
5 96 (2.19%) Legal
6 94 (2.14%) Banking
7 83 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 72 (1.64%) Advertising
9 66 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 39 (0.89%) Local Government
11 38 (0.87%) Back Office
12 36 (0.82%) Marketing
13 29 (0.66%) Automotive
13 29 (0.66%) Games
14 24 (0.55%) Front Office
15 15 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.30%) Military
17 8 (0.18%) Electronics
18 7 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 838 (19.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 646 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 627 (14.27%) Analyst
4 560 (12.75%) IT Support
5 546 (12.43%) IT Engineer
6 370 (8.42%) Support Analyst
7 316 (7.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 256 (5.83%) Administrator
9 255 (5.80%) IT Support Engineer
10 250 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
11 235 (5.35%) Consultant
12 230 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
13 211 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
14 199 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
15 183 (4.17%) IT Analyst
15 183 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
16 180 (4.10%) Applications Support
17 166 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 163 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 163 (3.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (4.17%) .NET
2 96 (2.19%) Web Services
3 92 (2.09%) HTML
4 66 (1.50%) CSS
5 65 (1.48%) ASP.NET
6 60 (1.37%) XML
7 46 (1.05%) Middleware
8 42 (0.96%) AngularJS
9 39 (0.89%) HTML5
10 37 (0.84%) jQuery
11 34 (0.77%) .NET Framework
12 33 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
12 33 (0.75%) JSON
13 30 (0.68%) LDAP
14 29 (0.66%) REST
15 27 (0.61%) Regular Expression
16 25 (0.57%) Node.js
16 25 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (0.55%) WSH
18 23 (0.52%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 399 (9.08%) Data Centre
2 240 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 194 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 193 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 132 (3.00%) Clustering
6 122 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 113 (2.57%) Replication
8 91 (2.07%) Public Cloud
9 64 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 62 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
11 59 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 57 (1.30%) PKI
13 50 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
14 45 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
16 34 (0.77%) iPhone
17 33 (0.75%) Hedge funds
18 31 (0.71%) Derivative
19 30 (0.68%) Equities
20 28 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4,377 (99.64%) Windows
2 1,112 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 958 (21.81%) Windows Server 2016
4 879 (20.01%) Linux
5 872 (19.85%) Windows 10
6 679 (15.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 507 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 305 (6.94%) Windows Server 2019
9 176 (4.01%) Unix
10 157 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 147 (3.35%) Windows 8
12 108 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 87 (1.98%) CentOS
14 71 (1.62%) Android
15 70 (1.59%) Ubuntu
16 68 (1.55%) Apple iOS
17 65 (1.48%) Mac OS X
18 39 (0.89%) Debian
19 35 (0.80%) Mac OS
20 26 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,064 (24.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 814 (18.53%) ITIL
3 601 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
4 356 (8.10%) DevOps
5 348 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
6 269 (6.12%) Project Delivery
7 266 (6.06%) Project Management
8 255 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 248 (5.65%) Migration
10 199 (4.53%) Mentoring
11 193 (4.39%) Problem Management
12 184 (4.19%) Change Management
13 181 (4.12%) Server Management
14 172 (3.92%) Information Security
15 163 (3.71%) Incident Management
16 158 (3.60%) Service Management
17 143 (3.26%) Service Delivery
18 141 (3.21%) Cybersecurity
19 135 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
20 132 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,116 (25.40%) PowerShell
2 844 (19.21%) SQL
3 204 (4.64%) Python
4 151 (3.44%) C#
5 137 (3.12%) Bash Shell
6 106 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 95 (2.16%) T-SQL
8 92 (2.09%) Java
9 88 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 82 (1.87%) VBScript
11 46 (1.05%) C
12 41 (0.93%) Perl
13 34 (0.77%) PHP
14 28 (0.64%) Ruby
14 28 (0.64%) VB
15 23 (0.52%) C++
15 23 (0.52%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.43%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.34%) R
17 15 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 499 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 306 (6.97%) Degree
3 288 (6.56%) MCSE
4 249 (5.67%) MCSA
5 238 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
6 202 (4.60%) CCNA
7 171 (3.89%) Security Cleared
8 150 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 122 (2.78%) MCP
10 96 (2.19%) SC Cleared
11 82 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
12 74 (1.68%) CCNP
13 73 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
14 60 (1.37%) DV Cleared
15 58 (1.32%) MCITP
16 44 (1.00%) CISSP
17 42 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
17 42 (0.96%) DBS Check
18 29 (0.66%) A+ Certification
19 23 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 388 (8.83%) SLA
2 131 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 117 (2.66%) GDPR
4 70 (1.59%) QA
5 47 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 38 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 21 (0.48%) BS25999
9 16 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.11%) NCSC
13 4 (0.091%) COBIT
14 3 (0.068%) PMO
15 2 (0.046%) NIST
16 1 (0.023%) JSP 440
16 1 (0.023%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,711 (61.71%) Active Directory
2 1,356 (30.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 962 (21.90%) Hyper-V
4 364 (8.29%) VMware ESXi
5 346 (7.88%) XenApp
6 317 (7.22%) vSphere
7 211 (4.80%) XenDesktop
8 132 (3.00%) Docker
9 122 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
10 119 (2.71%) Virtual Servers
11 53 (1.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 49 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
13 47 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
14 45 (1.02%) VMware NSX
15 38 (0.87%) VirtualBox
16 36 (0.82%) BitLocker
16 36 (0.82%) Firmware
16 36 (0.82%) NFS
17 34 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 29 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 602 (13.70%) SCCM
2 202 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 186 (4.23%) Ansible
4 174 (3.96%) SCOM
5 162 (3.69%) WSUS
6 123 (2.80%) Puppet
7 120 (2.73%) Terraform
8 108 (2.46%) vCenter Server
9 99 (2.25%) Kubernetes
10 98 (2.23%) Backup Exec
11 75 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
12 74 (1.68%) Nagios
13 63 (1.43%) SCVMM
14 57 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
15 53 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
16 45 (1.02%) NetBackup
17 42 (0.96%) XenMobile
18 39 (0.89%) vRealize
19 33 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
20 32 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2,456 (55.91%) Microsoft
2 2,092 (47.62%) VMware
3 776 (17.66%) Cisco
4 775 (17.64%) Citrix
5 349 (7.94%) HP
6 240 (5.46%) Veeam
7 207 (4.71%) Dell
8 187 (4.26%) Oracle
9 167 (3.80%) Red Hat
10 130 (2.96%) NetApp
11 129 (2.94%) EMC
12 121 (2.75%) Apple
13 109 (2.48%) Meraki
14 104 (2.37%) Sophos
15 100 (2.28%) Google
15 100 (2.28%) IBM
16 96 (2.19%) Symantec
17 91 (2.07%) ServiceNow
18 80 (1.82%) Splunk
19 73 (1.66%) Juniper