Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 53 57
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 3,512 5,515 7,157
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.23% 4.84% 4.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.61% 22.63% 20.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,067 4,687 6,070
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £54,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
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 16,249 24,370 34,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.57% 21.41% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,164 19,864 27,780
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,851
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -11 3,161 £42,500 +6.25% 645
UK excluding London -5 2,378 £40,000 +6.67% 537
London -22 952 £50,000 +4.17% 138
North of England -6 595 £40,000 - 164
Work from Home +18 576 £50,000 -16.67% 93
South East -7 566 £44,905 +19.75% 106
Midlands +4 457 £40,000 +14.29% 132
South West -6 359 £35,000 +7.69% 54
West Midlands +4 302 £40,000 +9.59% 81
Yorkshire -9 259 £37,500 -6.25% 56
North West -11 253 £42,500 +8.97% 87
East of England +2 199 £40,000 +6.67% 49
East Midlands -2 153 £39,750 +13.57% 51
Scotland -16 119 £42,000 +16.67% 16
North East +23 83 £44,375 +27.70% 21
Wales +3 81 £34,500 -10.39% 14
Northern Ireland +1 4 £45,000 +85.57% 2

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 3,495 (99.52%) Windows
2 2,101 (59.82%) Active Directory
3 1,919 (54.64%) Microsoft
4 1,793 (51.05%) Azure
5 1,770 (50.40%) Microsoft 365
6 1,713 (48.78%) VMware
7 1,109 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 882 (25.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 871 (24.80%) PowerShell
10 836 (23.80%) Firewall
11 727 (20.70%) Hyper-V
12 722 (20.56%) DNS
13 719 (20.47%) SQL Server
14 709 (20.19%) Linux
15 639 (18.19%) ITIL
16 638 (18.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 615 (17.51%) AWS
18 601 (17.11%) SQL
19 589 (16.77%) Cisco
20 588 (16.74%) Windows Server 2016
21 572 (16.29%) Windows 10
22 532 (15.15%) MS Exchange
23 527 (15.01%) Citrix
24 517 (14.72%) DHCP
25 476 (13.55%) DevOps
26 414 (11.79%) SCCM
27 411 (11.70%) Finance
28 410 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
29 402 (11.45%) SharePoint
30 400 (11.39%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 532 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 402 (11.45%) SharePoint
3 297 (8.46%) IIS
4 118 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 112 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 99 (2.82%) Confluence
7 51 (1.45%) CMS
8 50 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 47 (1.34%) Skype for Business
10 27 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (0.77%) WordPress
11 26 (0.74%) EPiServer
12 25 (0.71%) Umbraco
13 23 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 22 (0.63%) Kentico
14 22 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
15 20 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
17 16 (0.46%) Apache
17 16 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 368 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.71%) AutoCAD
3 25 (0.71%) Revit
4 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.085%) Houdini
7 3 (0.085%) Maya
7 3 (0.085%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.085%) NUKE
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.40%) nopCommerce
3 13 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.26%) Workfront
6 8 (0.23%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.11%) Relativity
10 3 (0.085%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.085%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.085%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.085%) Temenos T24
11 2 (0.057%) assyst
11 2 (0.057%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.057%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 1,793 (51.05%) Azure
2 1,770 (50.40%) Microsoft 365
3 615 (17.51%) AWS
4 400 (11.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 256 (7.29%) IaaS
6 198 (5.64%) SaaS
7 166 (4.73%) PaaS
8 101 (2.88%) OneDrive
9 85 (2.42%) GCP
10 78 (2.22%) Power Platform
11 67 (1.91%) Mimecast
12 61 (1.74%) GitHub
13 46 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
14 34 (0.97%) PowerApps
15 32 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
16 30 (0.85%) Serverless
17 26 (0.74%) Google Workspace
18 25 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 24 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
20 19 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 836 (23.80%) Firewall
2 722 (20.56%) DNS
3 517 (14.72%) DHCP
4 366 (10.42%) SAN
5 363 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 345 (9.82%) WAN
7 332 (9.45%) LAN
8 298 (8.49%) VPN
9 206 (5.87%) VLAN
10 188 (5.35%) VoIP
11 117 (3.33%) Wireless
12 114 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
13 92 (2.62%) Network Security
14 88 (2.51%) Skype
15 85 (2.42%) NAS
16 74 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
17 69 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
18 65 (1.85%) NetScaler
19 64 (1.82%) OSPF
20 59 (1.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 719 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 66 (1.88%) MySQL
3 55 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
4 53 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (1.17%) Power BI
5 41 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 33 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 32 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
10 29 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 29 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 29 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
11 26 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
14 13 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.28%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 139 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 114 (3.25%) JIRA
3 85 (2.42%) Jenkins
4 82 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 77 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 60 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 46 (1.31%) Visual Studio
8 45 (1.28%) Artifactory
9 39 (1.11%) Subversion
10 25 (0.71%) GitLab
10 25 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (0.43%) Maven
12 14 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.34%) Rational Quality Manager
13 12 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
13 12 (0.34%) Rational Team Concert
14 9 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.26%) SonarQube
15 8 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 411 (11.70%) Finance
2 76 (2.16%) Law
3 73 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 62 (1.77%) Banking
4 62 (1.77%) Public Sector
5 60 (1.71%) Retail
6 57 (1.62%) Legal
7 53 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.22%) Marketing
9 26 (0.74%) Electronics
10 25 (0.71%) Digital Economy
11 24 (0.68%) Games
12 23 (0.65%) Automotive
13 21 (0.60%) Local Government
14 16 (0.46%) Advertising
15 14 (0.40%) Back Office
15 14 (0.40%) Front Office
16 13 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.31%) Billing
18 9 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 698 (19.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 444 (12.64%) Support Engineer
3 427 (12.16%) Analyst
4 408 (11.62%) IT Engineer
5 316 (9.00%) IT Support
6 224 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 208 (5.92%) Azure Engineer
8 207 (5.89%) Support Analyst
9 187 (5.32%) Administrator
10 177 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
11 174 (4.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 166 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
13 146 (4.16%) IT Support Engineer
13 146 (4.16%) Windows Engineer
14 145 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
15 144 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support
16 134 (3.82%) Developer
17 125 (3.56%) Consultant
17 125 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
18 123 (3.50%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (4.98%) .NET
2 168 (4.78%) Web Services
3 103 (2.93%) HTML
4 85 (2.42%) CSS
5 76 (2.16%) ASP.NET
6 48 (1.37%) .NET Framework
7 39 (1.11%) XML
8 38 (1.08%) .NET Core
8 38 (1.08%) Entity Framework
9 33 (0.94%) AngularJS
9 33 (0.94%) JSON
10 30 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 27 (0.77%) jQuery
12 25 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
13 21 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (0.60%) Middleware
14 20 (0.57%) SAML
15 19 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (0.54%) HTML5
16 17 (0.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 276 (7.86%) Data Centre
2 188 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (4.38%) Clustering
4 125 (3.56%) Public Cloud
5 114 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
6 109 (3.10%) Management Information System
7 80 (2.28%) Driving Licence
8 76 (2.16%) Replication
9 65 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 48 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 46 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (1.00%) PKI
13 29 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
13 29 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
14 28 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 28 (0.80%) NHS
14 28 (0.80%) User Experience
15 24 (0.68%) FMCG
15 24 (0.68%) Smartphone
16 23 (0.65%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3,495 (99.52%) Windows
2 709 (20.19%) Linux
3 638 (18.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 588 (16.74%) Windows Server 2016
5 572 (16.29%) Windows 10
6 380 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 341 (9.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 227 (6.46%) Windows 7
9 114 (3.25%) Ubuntu
10 107 (3.05%) CentOS
11 100 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 99 (2.82%) Unix
13 83 (2.36%) Android
14 58 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 45 (1.28%) VMS
15 45 (1.28%) Windows 8
16 41 (1.17%) Mac OS
17 38 (1.08%) Apple iOS
18 31 (0.88%) Mac OS X
19 30 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (25.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 639 (18.19%) ITIL
3 476 (13.55%) DevOps
4 410 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
5 306 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
6 296 (8.43%) Migration
7 234 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 228 (6.49%) Project Delivery
9 194 (5.52%) Infrastructure as Code
10 187 (5.32%) Project Management
11 175 (4.98%) Service Management
12 160 (4.56%) Configuration Management
13 149 (4.24%) Service Delivery
14 137 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
15 136 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 136 (3.87%) Mentoring
16 126 (3.59%) Change Management
16 126 (3.59%) Server Management
17 121 (3.45%) Scrum
18 112 (3.19%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 871 (24.80%) PowerShell
2 601 (17.11%) SQL
3 193 (5.50%) Python
4 173 (4.93%) C#
5 137 (3.90%) Bash Shell
6 91 (2.59%) JavaScript
7 72 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 42 (1.20%) Java
9 40 (1.14%) PHP
10 34 (0.97%) Perl
11 33 (0.94%) C
11 33 (0.94%) VB
12 29 (0.83%) Ruby
13 24 (0.68%) VBScript
14 23 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.40%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.31%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.26%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.23%) C++
19 5 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 302 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 187 (5.32%) Degree
3 177 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 164 (4.67%) MCSE
5 155 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 142 (4.04%) MCSA
7 138 (3.93%) CCNA
8 122 (3.47%) SC Cleared
9 78 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
10 70 (1.99%) MCP
11 67 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 56 (1.59%) CCNP
13 53 (1.51%) MCITP
14 35 (1.00%) CISSP
15 30 (0.85%) AWS Certification
15 30 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
16 27 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
17 24 (0.68%) CISM
18 22 (0.63%) MCTS
19 20 (0.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (7.37%) SLA
2 88 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (1.82%) GDPR
4 51 (1.45%) QA
5 40 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 30 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (0.40%) WAI
9 11 (0.31%) NIST
10 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.26%) GRC
12 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.23%) PMO
13 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.17%) BS25999
15 3 (0.085%) NCSC
16 2 (0.057%) IEC 62304
17 1 (0.028%) HL7
17 1 (0.028%) ITGC
17 1 (0.028%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2,101 (59.82%) Active Directory
2 1,109 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 727 (20.70%) Hyper-V
4 265 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
5 212 (6.04%) vSphere
6 169 (4.81%) Docker
7 143 (4.07%) XenApp
8 132 (3.76%) XenDesktop
9 86 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
10 83 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
11 55 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
12 50 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 28 (0.80%) VMware NSX
14 27 (0.77%) BitLocker
15 26 (0.74%) Xen
16 25 (0.71%) NFS
17 19 (0.54%) VMware Server
18 18 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 18 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
19 15 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 414 (11.79%) SCCM
2 260 (7.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 231 (6.58%) Ansible
4 196 (5.58%) Terraform
5 162 (4.61%) Puppet
6 114 (3.25%) SCOM
7 102 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
8 96 (2.73%) Kubernetes
9 73 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 72 (2.05%) WSUS
11 66 (1.88%) vCenter Server
12 55 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
13 47 (1.34%) SCVMM
14 44 (1.25%) Nagios
15 42 (1.20%) Backup Exec
16 41 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
17 40 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 35 (1.00%) Rancher
19 28 (0.80%) FortiGate
19 28 (0.80%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,919 (54.64%) Microsoft
2 1,713 (48.78%) VMware
3 589 (16.77%) Cisco
4 527 (15.01%) Citrix
5 282 (8.03%) Veeam
6 187 (5.32%) Dell
7 186 (5.30%) Oracle
8 185 (5.27%) HP
9 141 (4.01%) EMC
10 140 (3.99%) Red Hat
11 130 (3.70%) Meraki
12 123 (3.50%) Sophos
13 115 (3.27%) NetApp
14 103 (2.93%) SolarWinds
15 95 (2.71%) Google
16 81 (2.31%) ServiceNow
17 80 (2.28%) IBM
18 71 (2.02%) Apple
19 70 (1.99%) SonicWALL
20 54 (1.54%) Symantec