Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 49 40
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 8,915 9,319 11,793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.12% 5.27% 5.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.11% 21.55% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7,794 8,222 10,451
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 42,240 43,241 54,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.27% 24.45% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34,479 36,513 46,297
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +1.72% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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 -3 8,403 £40,000 +6.67% 1,298
UK excluding London -10 5,673 £35,000 - 977
London -10 3,075 £50,000 +11.11% 391
South East +1 1,984 £37,500 - 253
North of England -11 1,282 £32,500 -7.14% 260
Midlands +4 830 £35,000 - 179
North West -13 641 £31,000 -11.43% 152
South West +5 621 £36,000 +10.77% 107
East of England -7 613 £37,500 -6.25% 107
Yorkshire -9 546 £32,500 -1.52% 81
West Midlands -4 542 £34,875 -0.36% 98
East Midlands +1 276 £35,000 +1.45% 81
Scotland -14 221 £41,500 +9.21% 44
Wales +6 132 £31,500 +5.00% 23
North East -2 99 £32,500 -13.33% 27
Northern Ireland -18 10 £25,000 -33.33% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £45,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 8,881 (99.62%) Windows
2 5,075 (56.93%) Active Directory
3 4,791 (53.74%) Microsoft
4 4,304 (48.28%) VMware
5 2,945 (33.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,722 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 2,656 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2,490 (27.93%) Office 365
9 2,273 (25.50%) SQL Server
10 2,143 (24.04%) ITIL
11 2,138 (23.98%) MS Exchange
12 2,045 (22.94%) Hyper-V
13 2,021 (22.67%) SQL
14 1,980 (22.21%) Firewall
15 1,887 (21.17%) Microsoft Azure
16 1,820 (20.42%) Citrix
17 1,808 (20.28%) Cisco
18 1,647 (18.47%) PowerShell
19 1,646 (18.46%) DNS
20 1,515 (16.99%) Linux
21 1,505 (16.88%) Windows 7
22 1,474 (16.53%) Finance
23 1,355 (15.20%) Windows 10
24 1,311 (14.71%) DHCP
25 1,280 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
26 1,264 (14.18%) SAN
27 1,262 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
28 1,191 (13.36%) SCCM
29 1,120 (12.56%) WAN
30 1,117 (12.53%) 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 2,138 (23.98%) MS Exchange
2 1,015 (11.39%) IIS
3 952 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 685 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 622 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 447 (5.01%) Skype for Business
7 265 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 222 (2.49%) Apache
9 192 (2.15%) Tomcat
10 132 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 92 (1.03%) Confluence
12 88 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
12 88 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 74 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
13 74 (0.83%) CMS
14 66 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 62 (0.70%) JBoss
16 40 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
17 37 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
18 32 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,262 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.079%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.067%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.045%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.034%) Houdini
9 3 (0.034%) Maya
9 3 (0.034%) NUKE
9 3 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.034%) SPSS
10 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.022%) LibreOffice
10 2 (0.022%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 2 (0.022%) Stata
11 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 88 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 32 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 16 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.15%) Teamcenter
7 12 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
8 10 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 10 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (0.11%) ResourceLink
9 9 (0.10%) HFM
10 6 (0.067%) BPCS
10 6 (0.067%) TIBCO iProcess
10 6 (0.067%) WebTrends
10 6 (0.067%) Workday HCM
11 5 (0.056%) Hyperion Planning
11 5 (0.056%) Magento
11 5 (0.056%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 2,490 (27.93%) Office 365
2 1,887 (21.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 798 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
4 237 (2.66%) IaaS
5 180 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 171 (1.92%) SaaS
7 146 (1.64%) PaaS
8 115 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 112 (1.26%) Mimecast
10 44 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 42 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 42 (0.47%) G Suite
12 37 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 35 (0.39%) GitHub
14 31 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
15 24 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
16 23 (0.26%) Amazon S3
17 22 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
18 17 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 11 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1,980 (22.21%) Firewall
2 1,646 (18.46%) DNS
3 1,311 (14.71%) DHCP
4 1,264 (14.18%) SAN
5 1,120 (12.56%) WAN
6 1,117 (12.53%) TCP/IP
7 1,091 (12.24%) LAN
8 761 (8.54%) VPN
9 485 (5.44%) VoIP
10 465 (5.22%) VLAN
11 344 (3.86%) Skype
12 297 (3.33%) Network Security
13 290 (3.25%) Internet
14 261 (2.93%) NAS
15 212 (2.38%) Wireless
16 193 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
17 191 (2.14%) NetScaler
18 165 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
19 158 (1.77%) MPLS
20 136 (1.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,273 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 327 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 228 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 228 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 224 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 205 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 189 (2.12%) MySQL
7 169 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
8 101 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 90 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 88 (0.99%) Relational Database
11 85 (0.95%) MongoDB
12 80 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
13 77 (0.86%) NoSQL
14 71 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
15 68 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
16 58 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
17 50 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
17 50 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
18 48 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 197 (2.21%) JIRA
2 192 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
3 187 (2.10%) TeamCity
4 162 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 114 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 114 (1.28%) Visual Studio
6 104 (1.17%) Git (software)
7 86 (0.96%) MSI
8 71 (0.80%) MSBuild
9 66 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 41 (0.46%) Hudson
11 39 (0.44%) Subversion
11 39 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 34 (0.38%) NuGet
13 28 (0.31%) Selenium
14 27 (0.30%) Maven
15 26 (0.29%) Ant
15 26 (0.29%) Eclipse
16 24 (0.27%) LINQPad
17 21 (0.24%) Travis CI
General
1 1,474 (16.53%) Finance
2 441 (4.95%) Banking
3 236 (2.65%) Retail
4 232 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 217 (2.43%) Law
6 213 (2.39%) Legal
7 155 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 150 (1.68%) Advertising
9 125 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 122 (1.37%) Marketing
11 86 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 84 (0.94%) Back Office
13 69 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 68 (0.76%) Games
15 60 (0.67%) Military
16 56 (0.63%) Billing
17 35 (0.39%) Automotive
18 31 (0.35%) Publishing
19 28 (0.31%) Private Banking
20 23 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,472 (16.51%) Support Engineer
2 1,469 (16.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1,422 (15.95%) Analyst
4 937 (10.51%) IT Support
5 849 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 775 (8.69%) IT Engineer
7 705 (7.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 680 (7.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 663 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
10 554 (6.21%) Administrator
11 495 (5.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 424 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 417 (4.68%) IT Support Engineer
14 408 (4.58%) Server Engineer
15 406 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
16 364 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
17 353 (3.96%) Applications Support
18 346 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 343 (3.85%) Desktop Support
20 339 (3.80%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 673 (7.55%) .NET
2 323 (3.62%) Web Services
3 307 (3.44%) HTML
4 247 (2.77%) ASP.NET
5 242 (2.71%) XML
6 238 (2.67%) CSS
7 113 (1.27%) Middleware
8 107 (1.20%) .NET Framework
9 100 (1.12%) jQuery
10 79 (0.89%) Software Packaging
11 76 (0.85%) AngularJS
11 76 (0.85%) HTML5
11 76 (0.85%) JSON
12 74 (0.83%) SOAP
13 71 (0.80%) LDAP
14 64 (0.72%) Ajax
15 62 (0.70%) WCF
16 56 (0.63%) J2EE
17 53 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 710 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 564 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 371 (4.16%) Clustering
4 319 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 309 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 274 (3.07%) Driving Licence
7 216 (2.42%) Replication
8 121 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 120 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 120 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 103 (1.16%) Hedge funds
11 98 (1.10%) User Experience
12 90 (1.01%) Private Cloud
13 81 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 80 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
14 80 (0.90%) Public Cloud
15 75 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
16 73 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
16 73 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
17 69 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8,881 (99.62%) Windows
2 2,945 (33.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 2,722 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,515 (16.99%) Linux
5 1,505 (16.88%) Windows 7
6 1,355 (15.20%) Windows 10
7 658 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 632 (7.09%) Windows 8
9 374 (4.20%) Unix
10 244 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 214 (2.40%) Mac OS X
12 183 (2.05%) Windows XP
13 163 (1.83%) CentOS
14 125 (1.40%) Ubuntu
15 123 (1.38%) Android
16 117 (1.31%) Apple iOS
17 71 (0.80%) Mac OS
17 71 (0.80%) Solaris
18 53 (0.59%) Windows Vista
19 46 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,143 (24.04%) ITIL
2 639 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
3 587 (6.58%) DevOps
4 563 (6.32%) Migration
5 492 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 485 (5.44%) Project Management
7 438 (4.91%) Service Delivery
8 402 (4.51%) Change Management
9 390 (4.37%) Service Management
10 376 (4.22%) Problem Management
11 349 (3.91%) Mentoring
12 340 (3.81%) Configuration Management
13 297 (3.33%) Incident Management
14 272 (3.05%) CRM
15 271 (3.04%) Presales
16 264 (2.96%) Time Management
17 244 (2.74%) Information Security
18 243 (2.73%) Asset Management
19 236 (2.65%) High Availability
20 233 (2.61%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2,021 (22.67%) SQL
2 1,647 (18.47%) PowerShell
3 454 (5.09%) C#
4 371 (4.16%) JavaScript
5 306 (3.43%) Java
6 240 (2.69%) T-SQL
7 220 (2.47%) Python
8 150 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 147 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 137 (1.54%) Perl
11 124 (1.39%) VBScript
12 89 (1.00%) C
12 89 (1.00%) Ruby
13 81 (0.91%) PHP
14 77 (0.86%) VB
15 66 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 63 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 54 (0.61%) C++
18 44 (0.49%) VBA
19 20 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,280 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 842 (9.44%) Degree
3 805 (9.03%) MCSE
4 583 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
5 536 (6.01%) MCSA
6 521 (5.84%) CCNA
7 339 (3.80%) Security Cleared
8 308 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 303 (3.40%) MCP
10 277 (3.11%) MCITP
11 194 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
12 189 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
13 184 (2.06%) CCNP
14 173 (1.94%) SC Cleared
15 152 (1.70%) CISSP
16 120 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
17 117 (1.31%) CISM
18 98 (1.10%) DV Cleared
19 76 (0.85%) CCA
20 69 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 705 (7.91%) SLA
2 260 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 116 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 99 (1.11%) QA
5 83 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 76 (0.85%) GDPR
7 38 (0.43%) COBIT
8 28 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 22 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 21 (0.24%) PMO
11 16 (0.18%) Data Quality
12 12 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.12%) MiFID
14 10 (0.11%) EMIR
15 9 (0.10%) SEPA
16 8 (0.090%) GCP
17 7 (0.079%) HIPAA
18 6 (0.067%) ISO 22301
19 5 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
20 4 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 5,075 (56.93%) Active Directory
2 2,656 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,045 (22.94%) Hyper-V
4 685 (7.68%) VMware ESXi
5 635 (7.12%) XenApp
6 634 (7.11%) vSphere
7 411 (4.61%) XenDesktop
8 235 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 166 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 141 (1.58%) XenServer
11 136 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
12 125 (1.40%) Docker
13 118 (1.32%) Terminal Services
14 111 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
15 80 (0.90%) VirtualBox
16 50 (0.56%) DFS Replication
17 48 (0.54%) Xen
18 47 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
19 46 (0.52%) BitLocker
20 37 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,191 (13.36%) SCCM
2 580 (6.51%) SCOM
3 329 (3.69%) Puppet
4 241 (2.70%) WSUS
5 238 (2.67%) Ansible
6 224 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
7 221 (2.48%) Backup Exec
8 218 (2.45%) vCenter Server
9 124 (1.39%) SCOrch
10 104 (1.17%) Nagios
11 80 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 78 (0.87%) SCVMM
13 73 (0.82%) Terraform
14 72 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
14 72 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
15 71 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 59 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 54 (0.61%) NetBackup
18 53 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 52 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4,791 (53.74%) Microsoft
2 4,304 (48.28%) VMware
3 1,820 (20.42%) Citrix
4 1,808 (20.28%) Cisco
5 788 (8.84%) HP
6 446 (5.00%) Oracle
7 379 (4.25%) Veeam
8 369 (4.14%) NetApp
9 353 (3.96%) Dell
10 308 (3.45%) Apple
11 286 (3.21%) Red Hat
12 217 (2.43%) Symantec
13 210 (2.36%) Juniper
14 187 (2.10%) IBM
15 171 (1.92%) EMC
16 159 (1.78%) Sophos
17 139 (1.56%) Avaya
18 134 (1.50%) Google
19 132 (1.48%) SolarWinds
20 128 (1.44%) McAfee