Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 49 55
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2,810 6,174 7,252
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.39% 4.90% 4.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.42% 21.87% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,830 5,556 6,391
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 13,119 28,229 35,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.49% 22.39% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 10,730 22,907 28,758
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +5.00%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 -16 2,574 £42,500 +6.25% 534
UK excluding London -11 1,881 £40,000 +6.67% 439
London -19 808 £53,625 +19.17% 124
North of England -1 504 £40,000 +6.67% 156
South East -7 477 £42,500 +13.33% 93
Work from Home +26 394 £46,500 -22.50% 70
Midlands -4 318 £37,500 +7.14% 79
South West 0 288 £35,000 - 45
North West +5 222 £45,000 +20.00% 82
Yorkshire -10 206 £32,500 -14.47% 61
West Midlands -14 199 £37,500 - 39
East of England +13 167 £37,500 +4.17% 35
East Midlands -3 118 £37,500 +8.23% 40
North East +51 76 £44,000 +18.92% 13
Wales +3 68 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Scotland -3 67 £45,000 +41.73% 15
Northern Ireland +7 4 £45,000 +20.00% 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 2,803 (99.75%) Windows
2 1,709 (60.82%) Active Directory
3 1,502 (53.45%) Microsoft
4 1,405 (50.00%) VMware
5 1,391 (49.50%) Azure
6 1,341 (47.72%) Office 365
7 876 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 693 (24.66%) PowerShell
9 675 (24.02%) Firewall
10 660 (23.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 628 (22.35%) Hyper-V
12 603 (21.46%) DNS
13 585 (20.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 579 (20.60%) SQL Server
15 509 (18.11%) SQL
16 504 (17.94%) ITIL
17 501 (17.83%) Cisco
18 490 (17.44%) AWS
19 484 (17.22%) Windows Server 2016
20 478 (17.01%) Windows 10
21 455 (16.19%) Linux
22 443 (15.77%) DHCP
23 438 (15.59%) Citrix
24 412 (14.66%) MS Exchange
25 405 (14.41%) DevOps
26 374 (13.31%) SCCM
27 331 (11.78%) Finance
27 331 (11.78%) Windows Server 2008
28 326 (11.60%) SAN
29 321 (11.42%) WAN

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
1 412 (14.66%) MS Exchange
2 292 (10.39%) SharePoint
3 242 (8.61%) IIS
4 90 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 80 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 68 (2.42%) Confluence
7 57 (2.03%) Skype for Business
8 49 (1.74%) CMS
9 36 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 26 (0.93%) EPiServer
12 25 (0.89%) Apache
12 25 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 25 (0.89%) Umbraco
13 22 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
13 22 (0.78%) WordPress
14 21 (0.75%) Tomcat
15 20 (0.71%) Kentico
16 18 (0.64%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 309 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.64%) AutoCAD
3 18 (0.64%) Revit
4 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.50%) nopCommerce
3 12 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 11 (0.39%) Workfront
5 10 (0.36%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.071%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.071%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.071%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.071%) Tradar
9 1 (0.036%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.036%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.036%) Relativity
9 1 (0.036%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.036%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,391 (49.50%) Azure
2 1,341 (47.72%) Office 365
3 490 (17.44%) AWS
4 313 (11.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 227 (8.08%) IaaS
6 161 (5.73%) SaaS
7 128 (4.56%) PaaS
8 70 (2.49%) OneDrive
9 62 (2.21%) Mimecast
10 47 (1.67%) Power Platform
11 43 (1.53%) GCP
11 43 (1.53%) GitHub
12 38 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (0.93%) Serverless
14 21 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
15 20 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (0.68%) G Suite
17 18 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 18 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 675 (24.02%) Firewall
2 603 (21.46%) DNS
3 443 (15.77%) DHCP
4 326 (11.60%) SAN
5 321 (11.42%) WAN
6 309 (11.00%) TCP/IP
7 305 (10.85%) LAN
8 279 (9.93%) VPN
9 183 (6.51%) VLAN
10 169 (6.01%) VoIP
11 101 (3.59%) Wireless
12 92 (3.27%) NetScaler
13 89 (3.17%) Skype
14 88 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
15 81 (2.88%) Network Security
16 65 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
16 65 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
17 57 (2.03%) NAS
18 56 (1.99%) Unified Communications
19 50 (1.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
3 45 (1.60%) MySQL
4 37 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 36 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (0.89%) Relational Database
10 23 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (0.78%) Power BI
12 16 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.43%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.36%) Big Data
16 8 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
16 8 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 100 (3.56%) JIRA
2 97 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 84 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 62 (2.21%) Bitbucket
5 53 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 52 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 30 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (0.85%) Artifactory
9 18 (0.64%) GitLab
9 18 (0.64%) Visual Studio
10 16 (0.57%) Maven
11 10 (0.36%) Subversion
12 6 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.21%) JUnit
12 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.14%) Metasploit
13 4 (0.14%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.14%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.11%) Gradle
14 3 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 331 (11.78%) Finance
2 60 (2.14%) Public Sector
2 60 (2.14%) Telecoms
3 52 (1.85%) Law
4 48 (1.71%) Banking
4 48 (1.71%) Retail
5 41 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 34 (1.21%) Legal
6 34 (1.21%) Marketing
7 23 (0.82%) Games
8 21 (0.75%) Military
9 18 (0.64%) Electronics
10 16 (0.57%) Advertising
10 16 (0.57%) Local Government
11 14 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.39%) Automotive
12 11 (0.39%) Digital Economy
12 11 (0.39%) Front Office
12 11 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 531 (18.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 358 (12.74%) Support Engineer
3 327 (11.64%) Analyst
4 303 (10.78%) IT Engineer
5 242 (8.61%) IT Support
6 202 (7.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 164 (5.84%) Azure Engineer
8 154 (5.48%) Administrator
9 151 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
10 147 (5.23%) Support Analyst
11 135 (4.80%) Windows Engineer
12 134 (4.77%) DevOps Engineer
13 120 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
14 113 (4.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 112 (3.99%) Server Engineer
16 110 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
17 107 (3.81%) IT Support Engineer
18 104 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
19 102 (3.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 100 (3.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (5.34%) .NET
2 99 (3.52%) Web Services
3 72 (2.56%) CSS
4 71 (2.53%) HTML
5 55 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 38 (1.35%) XML
7 36 (1.28%) .NET Framework
8 31 (1.10%) JSON
9 26 (0.93%) Entity Framework
10 24 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 19 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (0.64%) .NET Core
12 18 (0.64%) AngularJS
13 15 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
13 15 (0.53%) Sass
14 14 (0.50%) jQuery
14 14 (0.50%) YAML
15 13 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (0.43%) LDAP
17 11 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 206 (7.33%) Data Centre
2 145 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (3.74%) Clustering
4 103 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 92 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 90 (3.20%) Driving Licence
7 82 (2.92%) Public Cloud
8 70 (2.49%) Replication
9 51 (1.81%) Private Cloud
10 46 (1.64%) User Experience
11 39 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
12 37 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 35 (1.25%) PKI
14 29 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
15 25 (0.89%) Smartphone
16 21 (0.75%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.68%) NHS
18 18 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
19 17 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
20 16 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2,803 (99.75%) Windows
2 585 (20.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 484 (17.22%) Windows Server 2016
4 478 (17.01%) Windows 10
5 455 (16.19%) Linux
6 331 (11.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 260 (9.25%) Windows Server 2019
8 215 (7.65%) Windows 7
9 71 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 66 (2.35%) Unix
11 62 (2.21%) Windows 8
12 54 (1.92%) CentOS
13 52 (1.85%) Ubuntu
14 48 (1.71%) Android
15 39 (1.39%) Mac OS
15 39 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (1.14%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.71%) VMS
18 18 (0.64%) Apple iOS
19 17 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (23.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 504 (17.94%) ITIL
3 405 (14.41%) DevOps
4 291 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
5 209 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 182 (6.48%) Migration
8 177 (6.30%) Project Delivery
9 162 (5.77%) Service Management
10 133 (4.73%) Project Management
11 128 (4.56%) Cybersecurity
12 122 (4.34%) Infrastructure as Code
12 122 (4.34%) Mentoring
13 118 (4.20%) Service Delivery
14 111 (3.95%) Information Security
15 103 (3.67%) Incident Management
16 95 (3.38%) Configuration Management
16 95 (3.38%) Server Management
17 93 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
18 92 (3.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 693 (24.66%) PowerShell
2 509 (18.11%) SQL
3 135 (4.80%) C#
4 134 (4.77%) Python
5 106 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 89 (3.17%) Bash Shell
7 83 (2.95%) JavaScript
8 39 (1.39%) Java
9 33 (1.17%) VB
10 26 (0.93%) Perl
11 25 (0.89%) PHP
12 22 (0.78%) Ruby
12 22 (0.78%) VBScript
13 17 (0.60%) C
14 11 (0.39%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.32%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.21%) XPath
17 5 (0.18%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.14%) C++
18 4 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 288 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 173 (6.16%) MCSE
3 170 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
4 157 (5.59%) Security Cleared
5 143 (5.09%) Degree
6 134 (4.77%) CCNA
7 128 (4.56%) MCSA
8 120 (4.27%) SC Cleared
9 76 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
10 62 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 60 (2.14%) CISSP
12 58 (2.06%) MCP
13 50 (1.78%) MCITP
14 46 (1.64%) CISM
15 44 (1.57%) CCNP
16 30 (1.07%) DV Cleared
17 24 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
18 23 (0.82%) AWS Certification
19 22 (0.78%) MCTS
20 21 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (7.86%) SLA
2 103 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (2.70%) GDPR
4 32 (1.14%) NIST
5 30 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (0.85%) QA
7 23 (0.82%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 14 (0.50%) WAI
10 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.21%) COBIT
12 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.18%) BS25999
14 4 (0.14%) PMO
15 1 (0.036%) DICOM
15 1 (0.036%) HL7
15 1 (0.036%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,709 (60.82%) Active Directory
2 876 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 628 (22.35%) Hyper-V
4 179 (6.37%) VMware ESXi
5 171 (6.09%) vSphere
6 134 (4.77%) Docker
7 125 (4.45%) XenApp
8 102 (3.63%) XenDesktop
9 66 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
10 65 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
11 34 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 23 (0.82%) VMware Server
14 21 (0.75%) Xen
15 19 (0.68%) BitLocker
15 19 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
16 17 (0.60%) NFS
17 16 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 14 (0.50%) VMware NSX
19 11 (0.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 374 (13.31%) SCCM
2 218 (7.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 185 (6.58%) Ansible
4 161 (5.73%) Terraform
5 116 (4.13%) Puppet
6 101 (3.59%) Kubernetes
7 92 (3.27%) SCOM
8 85 (3.02%) WSUS
9 71 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
10 49 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
11 44 (1.57%) SCVMM
12 43 (1.53%) vCenter Server
13 41 (1.46%) Backup Exec
14 35 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
15 31 (1.10%) Nagios
16 30 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 28 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
18 24 (0.85%) NetBackup
19 23 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
20 20 (0.71%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,502 (53.45%) Microsoft
2 1,405 (50.00%) VMware
3 501 (17.83%) Cisco
4 438 (15.59%) Citrix
5 228 (8.11%) Veeam
6 167 (5.94%) HP
7 135 (4.80%) Oracle
8 132 (4.70%) NetApp
9 129 (4.59%) Dell
10 114 (4.06%) Sophos
11 97 (3.45%) SolarWinds
12 96 (3.42%) Red Hat
13 95 (3.38%) EMC
14 87 (3.10%) Meraki
15 66 (2.35%) Apple
16 55 (1.96%) SonicWALL
17 52 (1.85%) Google
18 48 (1.71%) ServiceNow
19 45 (1.60%) IBM
20 41 (1.46%) McAfee