Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 47 38
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 9122 10174 12427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.06% 5.35% 5.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.61% 21.60% 21.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7898 8996 10931
UK median annual salary £39,479 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.28% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £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 44255 47095 57597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.56% 24.77% 26.26%
Number of salaries quoted 35703 39958 48614
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,735
% change year-on-year - +0.67% +5.96%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Top 16 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 17 November 2017. 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 -6 8575 £39,707 +4.49% 438
UK excluding London -10 5649 £35,000 - 307
London -9 3295 £49,500 +10.00% 145
South East -2 1917 £35,000 -6.67% 95
North of England -13 1354 £30,500 -12.86% 73
Midlands -1 756 £35,000 +4.48% 58
North West -12 676 £30,000 -14.29% 47
East of England -1 652 £35,000 -12.50% 33
South West -8 604 £36,000 +10.77% 34
Yorkshire -6 602 £31,500 -5.97% 20
West Midlands -6 497 £35,000 +5.26% 30
East Midlands -3 248 £35,000 +4.48% 28
Scotland -16 209 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Wales +4 161 £30,000 +3.45% 6
North East -12 77 £35,000 -6.67% 6
Northern Ireland -25 8 £36,250 +3.57%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 9093 (99.68%) Windows
2 5360 (58.76%) Active Directory
3 4827 (52.92%) Microsoft
4 4303 (47.17%) VMware
5 2965 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2882 (31.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 2627 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2458 (26.95%) MS Exchange
9 2443 (26.78%) Office 365
10 2342 (25.67%) SQL Server
11 2182 (23.92%) ITIL
12 2141 (23.47%) SQL
13 2095 (22.97%) Firewall
14 1920 (21.05%) Cisco
15 1909 (20.93%) Hyper-V
16 1775 (19.46%) DNS
17 1713 (18.78%) Citrix
18 1706 (18.70%) PowerShell
19 1691 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
20 1611 (17.66%) Linux
21 1589 (17.42%) Windows 7
22 1545 (16.94%) Finance
23 1412 (15.48%) SAN
24 1374 (15.06%) DHCP
25 1365 (14.96%) Windows 10
26 1361 (14.92%) Microsoft Certification
27 1283 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
28 1214 (13.31%) TCP/IP
29 1160 (12.72%) WAN
30 1126 (12.34%) 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 2458 (26.95%) MS Exchange
2 1122 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1078 (11.82%) IIS
4 750 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 745 (8.17%) SharePoint
6 487 (5.34%) Skype for Business
7 302 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 223 (2.44%) Apache
9 185 (2.03%) Tomcat
10 177 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
11 107 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
12 103 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 92 (1.01%) Confluence
14 81 (0.89%) CMS
15 79 (0.87%) WebSphere
16 73 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
17 71 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
18 63 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
19 61 (0.67%) JBoss
20 48 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1283 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
2 125 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 10 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.066%) Houdini
7 6 (0.066%) Maya
7 6 (0.066%) NUKE
8 5 (0.055%) PTC Creo
8 5 (0.055%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.033%) SPSS
11 2 (0.022%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.022%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.011%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.011%) InCopy
12 1 (0.011%) InDesign
12 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 127 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 35 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 13 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
6 13 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 12 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 11 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.099%) Magento
10 7 (0.077%) BPCS
10 7 (0.077%) ResourceLink
10 7 (0.077%) Sage CRM
11 6 (0.066%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.066%) Sage 200
11 6 (0.066%) Temenos T24
11 6 (0.066%) Workday HCM
12 5 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.055%) ReMetrica
12 5 (0.055%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2443 (26.78%) Office 365
2 1691 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 882 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
4 265 (2.91%) IaaS
5 198 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 164 (1.80%) PaaS
7 150 (1.64%) SaaS
8 125 (1.37%) Mimecast
9 97 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
10 61 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 53 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 40 (0.44%) G Suite
13 32 (0.35%) OneDrive
14 30 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
16 28 (0.31%) GitHub
17 23 (0.25%) Amazon S3
18 22 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
19 18 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
19 18 (0.20%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 2095 (22.97%) Firewall
2 1775 (19.46%) DNS
3 1412 (15.48%) SAN
4 1374 (15.06%) DHCP
5 1214 (13.31%) TCP/IP
6 1160 (12.72%) WAN
7 1126 (12.34%) LAN
8 851 (9.33%) VPN
9 539 (5.91%) VoIP
10 491 (5.38%) VLAN
11 384 (4.21%) Skype
12 328 (3.60%) Internet
13 278 (3.05%) Network Security
14 274 (3.00%) NAS
15 234 (2.57%) MPLS
16 222 (2.43%) Wireless
17 214 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
18 176 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
19 173 (1.90%) NetScaler
20 159 (1.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2342 (25.67%) SQL Server
2 400 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 240 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 226 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 225 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 218 (2.39%) MySQL
7 157 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
8 146 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 133 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 116 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 116 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 108 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 93 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
12 93 (1.02%) NoSQL
13 81 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
14 77 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 71 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
16 66 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
17 65 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
18 50 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 209 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
2 193 (2.12%) TeamCity
3 185 (2.03%) JIRA
4 168 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 129 (1.41%) Jenkins
6 110 (1.21%) Git (software)
7 104 (1.14%) Visual Studio
8 83 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 73 (0.80%) MSBuild
10 64 (0.70%) MSI
11 59 (0.65%) Hudson
12 40 (0.44%) NuGet
12 40 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 39 (0.43%) Subversion
14 27 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 25 (0.27%) Ant
16 24 (0.26%) Maven
16 24 (0.26%) Selenium
17 20 (0.22%) Eclipse
18 18 (0.20%) JUnit
General
1 1545 (16.94%) Finance
2 529 (5.80%) Banking
3 258 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 234 (2.57%) Retail
5 207 (2.27%) Legal
6 197 (2.16%) Law
7 193 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 167 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 134 (1.47%) Marketing
10 129 (1.41%) Retail Banking
11 127 (1.39%) Advertising
12 107 (1.17%) Back Office
13 95 (1.04%) Games
14 57 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 54 (0.59%) Military
16 40 (0.44%) Billing
17 36 (0.39%) Automotive
17 36 (0.39%) Electronics
18 31 (0.34%) Multimedia
19 28 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1531 (16.78%) Analyst
2 1504 (16.49%) Support Engineer
3 1475 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1031 (11.30%) IT Support
5 890 (9.76%) Support Analyst
6 857 (9.39%) IT Engineer
7 703 (7.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 695 (7.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 636 (6.97%) Windows Engineer
10 606 (6.64%) Administrator
11 530 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
12 484 (5.31%) IT Support Engineer
13 404 (4.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 390 (4.28%) Applications Support
15 387 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
16 385 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
17 381 (4.18%) Server Engineer
18 364 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 360 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support
20 354 (3.88%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 717 (7.86%) .NET
2 313 (3.43%) HTML
3 285 (3.12%) ASP.NET
4 271 (2.97%) Web Services
5 246 (2.70%) CSS
6 210 (2.30%) XML
7 113 (1.24%) jQuery
8 110 (1.21%) .NET Framework
9 95 (1.04%) HTML5
10 94 (1.03%) Middleware
11 69 (0.76%) JSON
12 67 (0.73%) Ajax
13 63 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
14 59 (0.65%) AngularJS
15 58 (0.64%) Software Packaging
16 51 (0.56%) SOAP
16 51 (0.56%) WCF
17 49 (0.54%) LAMP
18 47 (0.52%) MSMQ
19 42 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 705 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 555 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 391 (4.29%) Clustering
4 335 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 270 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 259 (2.84%) Driving Licence
7 225 (2.47%) Replication
8 160 (1.75%) Blackberry
9 111 (1.22%) User Experience
10 108 (1.18%) Hedge funds
11 107 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
12 106 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 106 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 104 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 90 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
15 85 (0.93%) iPad
16 80 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 77 (0.84%) Public Cloud
18 76 (0.83%) Client/Server
19 72 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9093 (99.68%) Windows
2 2965 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2882 (31.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1611 (17.66%) Linux
5 1589 (17.42%) Windows 7
6 1365 (14.96%) Windows 10
7 742 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 700 (7.67%) Windows 8
9 382 (4.19%) Unix
10 263 (2.88%) Windows XP
11 243 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 223 (2.44%) Mac OS X
13 165 (1.81%) CentOS
14 148 (1.62%) Android
15 141 (1.55%) Apple iOS
16 124 (1.36%) Ubuntu
17 96 (1.05%) Mac OS
18 63 (0.69%) Debian
19 61 (0.67%) Solaris
20 56 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2182 (23.92%) ITIL
2 668 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
3 619 (6.79%) DevOps
4 531 (5.82%) Migration
5 526 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 501 (5.49%) Project Management
7 439 (4.81%) Change Management
8 426 (4.67%) Service Delivery
9 394 (4.32%) Service Management
10 376 (4.12%) Problem Management
11 348 (3.81%) Mentoring
12 335 (3.67%) Configuration Management
13 319 (3.50%) CRM
14 283 (3.10%) Information Security
15 279 (3.06%) Asset Management
16 274 (3.00%) High Availability
17 270 (2.96%) Incident Management
18 243 (2.66%) Performance Tuning
19 242 (2.65%) Data Protection
20 237 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2141 (23.47%) SQL
2 1706 (18.70%) PowerShell
3 465 (5.10%) C#
4 358 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 335 (3.67%) Java
6 272 (2.98%) T-SQL
7 208 (2.28%) Python
8 194 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 154 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 126 (1.38%) Perl
11 125 (1.37%) PHP
12 109 (1.19%) VBScript
13 99 (1.09%) VB
14 86 (0.94%) C
15 83 (0.91%) Ruby
16 56 (0.61%) C++
17 53 (0.58%) VBA
18 46 (0.50%) PL/SQL
19 45 (0.49%) VB.NET
20 18 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1361 (14.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 879 (9.64%) MCSE
3 839 (9.20%) Degree
4 653 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
5 578 (6.34%) MCSA
6 568 (6.23%) CCNA
7 349 (3.83%) MCP
8 335 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 278 (3.05%) Security Cleared
10 274 (3.00%) MCITP
11 202 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 185 (2.03%) CISSP
13 183 (2.01%) CCNP
14 159 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
15 140 (1.53%) SC Cleared
16 135 (1.48%) CISM
17 120 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
18 94 (1.03%) MCTS
19 82 (0.90%) DV Cleared
20 64 (0.70%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 657 (7.20%) SLA
2 334 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 151 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 101 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 63 (0.69%) QA
6 62 (0.68%) GDPR
7 49 (0.54%) ISO 9001
8 29 (0.32%) COBIT
9 26 (0.29%) PMO
10 20 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 20 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.15%) Data Quality
12 11 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 10 (0.11%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.099%) HL7
15 8 (0.088%) GCP
15 8 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.088%) MiFID
16 7 (0.077%) EMIR
17 6 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 5360 (58.76%) Active Directory
2 2627 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1909 (20.93%) Hyper-V
4 693 (7.60%) vSphere
5 647 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
6 594 (6.51%) XenApp
7 368 (4.03%) XenDesktop
8 186 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 166 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
10 161 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
11 147 (1.61%) XenServer
12 126 (1.38%) Terminal Services
13 120 (1.32%) Docker
14 91 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
15 81 (0.89%) VirtualBox
16 58 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 53 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
18 48 (0.53%) DFS Replication
19 43 (0.47%) Xen
20 33 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1101 (12.07%) SCCM
2 566 (6.20%) SCOM
3 344 (3.77%) Puppet
4 275 (3.01%) WSUS
5 256 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
6 247 (2.71%) Backup Exec
7 241 (2.64%) Ansible
8 199 (2.18%) vCenter Server
9 153 (1.68%) Nagios
10 89 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
11 86 (0.94%) SCOrch
12 70 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 68 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
14 67 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 64 (0.70%) Terraform
16 61 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 58 (0.64%) SCVMM
18 52 (0.57%) NetBackup
19 51 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
20 49 (0.54%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4827 (52.92%) Microsoft
2 4303 (47.17%) VMware
3 1920 (21.05%) Cisco
4 1713 (18.78%) Citrix
5 811 (8.89%) HP
6 454 (4.98%) Oracle
7 420 (4.60%) Veeam
8 401 (4.40%) NetApp
9 371 (4.07%) Dell
10 289 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 273 (2.99%) Symantec
12 267 (2.93%) Apple
13 238 (2.61%) Juniper
14 221 (2.42%) EMC
15 196 (2.15%) IBM
16 162 (1.78%) Avaya
17 153 (1.68%) Sophos
18 146 (1.60%) CheckPoint
19 137 (1.50%) F5
20 136 (1.49%) McAfee