Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 52 57
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 3,126 7,091 8,257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.73% 4.96% 4.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 21.72% 20.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,760 6,446 7,201
Median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.63% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,176
% change year-on-year +2.67% +3.66% +3.36%

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 14,069 32,640 39,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.30% 22.83% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 11,428 25,798 31,822
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +2.50%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -3 2,879 £44,500 +11.25% 438
UK excluding London -4 1,984 £38,500 +2.67% 381
London -11 1,048 £55,000 +10.00% 80
South East -12 557 £40,000 +5.26% 97
North of England +3 514 £42,000 +18.31% 109
Midlands -3 289 £40,000 +6.67% 61
South West -8 245 £35,000 -7.28% 65
North West -2 225 £45,000 +25.00% 61
Yorkshire +13 220 £42,000 +20.00% 32
East of England +5 218 £40,000 +12.68% 24
West Midlands +5 209 £40,000 +6.67% 28
Work from Home -14 165 £52,500 -12.50% 29
Scotland +29 95 £40,000 +6.67% 15
East Midlands -20 78 £37,500 +7.14% 33
North East +15 69 £32,500 -9.72% 16
Wales +8 65 £37,250 -4.49% 10
Channel Islands +1 7 £55,000 +30.95%
Northern Ireland +20 5 £52,500 +40.00%
Isle of Man 0 1 £33,000 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 3,121 (99.84%) Windows
2 1,855 (59.34%) Active Directory
3 1,746 (55.85%) Microsoft
4 1,522 (48.69%) VMware
5 1,349 (43.15%) Office 365
6 1,345 (43.03%) Azure
7 1,002 (32.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 838 (26.81%) PowerShell
9 790 (25.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 779 (24.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 751 (24.02%) Hyper-V
12 738 (23.61%) Firewall
13 673 (21.53%) Windows Server 2016
14 671 (21.47%) SQL Server
15 650 (20.79%) DNS
16 626 (20.03%) SQL
17 618 (19.77%) Linux
18 597 (19.10%) Cisco
19 590 (18.87%) Windows 10
20 566 (18.11%) ITIL
21 553 (17.69%) AWS
22 532 (17.02%) Citrix
23 527 (16.86%) DHCP
24 501 (16.03%) MS Exchange
25 488 (15.61%) Finance
26 447 (14.30%) Windows Server 2008
27 420 (13.44%) SCCM
28 396 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
29 381 (12.19%) TCP/IP
30 374 (11.96%) Microsoft Office

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
1 501 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 348 (11.13%) SharePoint
3 281 (8.99%) IIS
4 161 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 159 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 89 (2.85%) Skype for Business
7 45 (1.44%) Apache
8 41 (1.31%) Confluence
9 39 (1.25%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 24 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 19 (0.61%) CMS
14 15 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (0.48%) IBM Transformation Extender
15 13 (0.42%) nginx
16 10 (0.32%) EPiServer
16 10 (0.32%) JBoss
16 10 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 374 (11.96%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.064%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.032%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.42%) Salerio
3 11 (0.35%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.22%) Carpe Diem
6 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.16%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.13%) FastStats
8 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.13%) Unica
9 3 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.096%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.096%) FLEXCUBE
9 3 (0.096%) ResourceLink
9 3 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.064%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.064%) Relativity
10 2 (0.064%) Sage 50
10 2 (0.064%) Shopify
11 1 (0.032%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 1,349 (43.15%) Office 365
2 1,345 (43.03%) Azure
3 553 (17.69%) AWS
4 233 (7.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 176 (5.63%) IaaS
6 143 (4.57%) PaaS
7 136 (4.35%) SaaS
8 71 (2.27%) Mimecast
9 69 (2.21%) OneDrive
10 68 (2.18%) Power Platform
11 61 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
12 57 (1.82%) GCP
13 34 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
14 33 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
15 32 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
16 30 (0.96%) Amazon S3
17 28 (0.90%) G Suite
18 25 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 21 (0.67%) GitHub
20 17 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 738 (23.61%) Firewall
2 650 (20.79%) DNS
3 527 (16.86%) DHCP
4 381 (12.19%) TCP/IP
5 356 (11.39%) LAN
6 343 (10.97%) WAN
7 329 (10.52%) VPN
8 287 (9.18%) SAN
9 183 (5.85%) VoIP
10 147 (4.70%) Wireless
11 129 (4.13%) VLAN
12 122 (3.90%) Internet
13 113 (3.61%) Network Security
14 110 (3.52%) Skype
15 107 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
16 85 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
17 83 (2.66%) NetScaler
18 59 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
19 57 (1.82%) iSCSI
20 51 (1.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 79 (2.53%) MySQL
3 71 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
5 56 (1.79%) Power BI
6 54 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 47 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 40 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
10 39 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 37 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 33 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
14 27 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (0.77%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.67%) MongoDB
16 21 (0.67%) NoSQL
16 21 (0.67%) RDBMS
17 20 (0.64%) Data Lake
18 16 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 99 (3.17%) JIRA
2 88 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 56 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 41 (1.31%) TeamCity
5 38 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (0.86%) Bitbucket
7 22 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 17 (0.54%) Selenium
9 14 (0.45%) GitLab
10 11 (0.35%) JUnit
10 11 (0.35%) Maven
10 11 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (0.29%) Ant
12 8 (0.26%) Fiddler
12 8 (0.26%) LINQPad
12 8 (0.26%) Postman
12 8 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.16%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 488 (15.61%) Finance
2 104 (3.33%) Banking
3 103 (3.29%) Law
4 66 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 65 (2.08%) Public Sector
6 60 (1.92%) Retail
7 53 (1.70%) Legal
8 44 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.25%) Local Government
10 28 (0.90%) Marketing
11 27 (0.86%) Back Office
12 23 (0.74%) Advertising
13 19 (0.61%) Games
14 17 (0.54%) Military
15 15 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.42%) Front Office
17 9 (0.29%) Automotive
18 7 (0.22%) Digital Economy
18 7 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 602 (19.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 419 (13.40%) Support Engineer
3 408 (13.05%) Analyst
4 355 (11.36%) IT Engineer
5 327 (10.46%) IT Support
6 238 (7.61%) Support Analyst
7 235 (7.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 184 (5.89%) 3rd Line Support
9 160 (5.12%) IT Support Engineer
10 153 (4.89%) Administrator
11 150 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
12 145 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
13 142 (4.54%) Server Engineer
14 131 (4.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 127 (4.06%) Consultant
16 126 (4.03%) Applications Support
17 120 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support
18 118 (3.77%) Network Engineer
19 116 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 110 (3.52%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (4.32%) .NET
2 71 (2.27%) HTML
3 66 (2.11%) Web Services
4 48 (1.54%) CSS
5 45 (1.44%) ASP.NET
6 33 (1.06%) Middleware
6 33 (1.06%) XML
7 30 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 28 (0.90%) LDAP
9 27 (0.86%) AngularJS
10 22 (0.70%) jQuery
11 20 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
11 20 (0.64%) REST
12 18 (0.58%) JSON
13 16 (0.51%) .NET Core
13 16 (0.51%) HTML5
14 15 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
14 15 (0.48%) LAMP
15 14 (0.45%) React
15 14 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 282 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 163 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 127 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 99 (3.17%) Clustering
6 88 (2.82%) Driving Licence
7 82 (2.62%) Public Cloud
8 67 (2.14%) Replication
9 48 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 45 (1.44%) PKI
11 41 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
12 34 (1.09%) User Experience
13 33 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
14 27 (0.86%) Hedge funds
15 24 (0.77%) CMDB
15 24 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
16 23 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (0.74%) NHS
17 21 (0.67%) Mobile App
18 20 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,121 (99.84%) Windows
2 779 (24.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 673 (21.53%) Windows Server 2016
4 618 (19.77%) Linux
5 590 (18.87%) Windows 10
6 447 (14.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 317 (10.14%) Windows 7
8 202 (6.46%) Windows Server 2019
9 125 (4.00%) Unix
10 110 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 88 (2.82%) Windows 8
12 71 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 65 (2.08%) CentOS
14 47 (1.50%) Ubuntu
15 45 (1.44%) Apple iOS
16 43 (1.38%) Android
17 25 (0.80%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
18 24 (0.77%) Solaris
19 20 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 790 (25.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 566 (18.11%) ITIL
3 396 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
4 280 (8.96%) DevOps
5 235 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
6 203 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 200 (6.40%) Migration
8 196 (6.27%) Project Management
9 176 (5.63%) Project Delivery
10 168 (5.37%) Server Management
11 159 (5.09%) Problem Management
12 157 (5.02%) Mentoring
13 139 (4.45%) Incident Management
14 138 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
15 136 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
15 136 (4.35%) Service Management
16 125 (4.00%) Information Security
17 122 (3.90%) Service Delivery
18 121 (3.87%) Change Management
19 115 (3.68%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 838 (26.81%) PowerShell
2 626 (20.03%) SQL
3 160 (5.12%) Python
4 107 (3.42%) C#
5 98 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 96 (3.07%) T-SQL
7 72 (2.30%) JavaScript
8 57 (1.82%) Java
9 40 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 38 (1.22%) C
11 33 (1.06%) VBScript
12 32 (1.02%) PHP
13 29 (0.93%) VB
14 26 (0.83%) Perl
15 25 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.54%) C++
17 15 (0.48%) VBA
18 12 (0.38%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.29%) R
20 8 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 326 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 218 (6.97%) Degree
3 188 (6.01%) MCSE
4 181 (5.79%) Security Cleared
5 157 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
6 151 (4.83%) MCSA
7 122 (3.90%) CCNA
8 104 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 102 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 79 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
10 79 (2.53%) MCP
11 76 (2.43%) DV Cleared
12 48 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 46 (1.47%) CCNP
14 38 (1.22%) MCITP
15 34 (1.09%) CISSP
16 24 (0.77%) RHCE
17 22 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
18 21 (0.67%) DBS Check
19 16 (0.51%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (7.71%) SLA
2 111 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 103 (3.29%) GDPR
4 48 (1.54%) QA
5 25 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 23 (0.74%) BS25999
7 22 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.38%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.29%) NCSC
11 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.19%) COBIT
12 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.19%) NIST
13 2 (0.064%) PMO
14 1 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.032%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,855 (59.34%) Active Directory
2 1,002 (32.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 751 (24.02%) Hyper-V
4 247 (7.90%) VMware ESXi
5 242 (7.74%) vSphere
6 189 (6.05%) XenApp
7 134 (4.29%) XenDesktop
8 107 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
9 78 (2.50%) Docker
10 73 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
11 52 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 47 (1.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 38 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
14 35 (1.12%) NFS
15 30 (0.96%) BitLocker
16 27 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 25 (0.80%) Firmware
17 25 (0.80%) VMware Server
18 23 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
18 23 (0.74%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 420 (13.44%) SCCM
2 174 (5.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 157 (5.02%) Ansible
4 139 (4.45%) WSUS
5 118 (3.77%) Puppet
6 117 (3.74%) Terraform
7 102 (3.26%) SCOM
8 74 (2.37%) SCVMM
9 73 (2.34%) Backup Exec
10 69 (2.21%) vCenter Server
11 67 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
12 63 (2.02%) Kubernetes
13 48 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
14 42 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
15 34 (1.09%) Nagios
16 33 (1.06%) NetBackup
17 26 (0.83%) vRealize
18 24 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
19 23 (0.74%) PowerCLI
20 22 (0.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,746 (55.85%) Microsoft
2 1,522 (48.69%) VMware
3 597 (19.10%) Cisco
4 532 (17.02%) Citrix
5 262 (8.38%) HP
6 172 (5.50%) Veeam
7 140 (4.48%) Dell
8 116 (3.71%) Oracle
9 113 (3.61%) Red Hat
10 110 (3.52%) Sophos
11 88 (2.82%) NetApp
12 80 (2.56%) IBM
13 78 (2.50%) EMC
14 76 (2.43%) Meraki
15 64 (2.05%) Symantec
16 60 (1.92%) Google
17 55 (1.76%) Juniper
18 53 (1.70%) SolarWinds
19 48 (1.54%) CheckPoint
20 44 (1.41%) Palo Alto