Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 55 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 8,075 9,074 10,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.81% 5.14% 5.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.93% 20.65% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6,838 7,870 9,151
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 38,588 43,940 48,477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.00% 24.91% 25.18%
Number of salaries quoted 31,113 35,494 41,358
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +2.56%

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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Top 18 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 18 September 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 +1 7,599 £40,000 - 1,051
UK excluding London +2 5,000 £36,000 +2.86% 779
London -4 2,874 £47,500 - 325
South East -5 1,694 £37,500 +7.14% 192
North of England +4 1,181 £35,000 +7.69% 196
Midlands +13 736 £37,500 +2.74% 135
East of England +9 621 £37,500 +1.35% 102
North West +4 610 £34,000 +4.62% 95
South West -9 512 £33,000 -5.71% 101
Yorkshire -6 505 £37,250 +14.62% 87
West Midlands +9 481 £37,500 +2.74% 85
East Midlands +12 259 £37,000 +2.07% 50
Scotland -34 152 £37,500 -11.76% 31
Wales -2 123 £35,000 +11.11% 19
North East -14 66 £31,250 -10.71% 14
Northern Ireland -3 12 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Isle of Man - 8 £29,500 -
Channel Islands -9 3 £52,500 -19.23% 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 8,031 (99.46%) Windows
2 4,873 (60.35%) Active Directory
3 4,313 (53.41%) Microsoft
4 3,679 (45.56%) VMware
5 2,769 (34.29%) Office 365
6 2,476 (30.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2,233 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2,212 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,122 (26.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,880 (23.28%) MS Exchange
11 1,866 (23.11%) SQL Server
12 1,780 (22.04%) Firewall
13 1,756 (21.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,731 (21.44%) DNS
15 1,699 (21.04%) Hyper-V
16 1,666 (20.63%) SQL
17 1,639 (20.30%) ITIL
18 1,608 (19.91%) Linux
19 1,604 (19.86%) PowerShell
20 1,484 (18.38%) Windows 10
21 1,422 (17.61%) Citrix
22 1,387 (17.18%) DHCP
23 1,339 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
24 1,306 (16.17%) Cisco
25 1,280 (15.85%) Windows 7
26 1,241 (15.37%) Finance
27 1,170 (14.49%) SCCM
28 1,097 (13.59%) TCP/IP
29 1,049 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
30 1,030 (12.76%) SAN

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 1,880 (23.28%) MS Exchange
2 749 (9.28%) IIS
3 698 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 674 (8.35%) SharePoint
5 531 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 335 (4.15%) Skype for Business
7 153 (1.89%) Apache
8 147 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 136 (1.68%) Confluence
10 132 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 108 (1.34%) Tomcat
12 87 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
13 81 (1.00%) WebLogic
14 68 (0.84%) WebSphere
15 67 (0.83%) JBoss
16 63 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 59 (0.73%) OpenStack
18 50 (0.62%) CMS
19 46 (0.57%) nginx
20 39 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1,339 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 52 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.099%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.087%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.062%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.037%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.037%) Windchill
12 1 (0.012%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.012%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.012%) NUKE
12 1 (0.012%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.012%) Revit
12 1 (0.012%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.012%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 76 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.25%) Relativity
4 18 (0.22%) Concordance
5 16 (0.20%) Documaker
6 13 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.12%) Elite 3E
9 9 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
10 8 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.087%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.087%) Sage X3
12 6 (0.074%) Sage 200
12 6 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
13 5 (0.062%) Advent Geneva
13 5 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
13 5 (0.062%) Tradar
13 5 (0.062%) Veritas eDiscovery
14 4 (0.050%) Carpe Diem
14 4 (0.050%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 2,769 (34.29%) Office 365
2 2,122 (26.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 978 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
4 271 (3.36%) IaaS
5 213 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 186 (2.30%) SaaS
7 170 (2.11%) PaaS
8 128 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
9 127 (1.57%) Mimecast
10 72 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 72 (0.89%) G Suite
11 66 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 62 (0.77%) OneDrive
13 60 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 57 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
15 43 (0.53%) GitHub
16 39 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 29 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (0.32%) Amazon S3
19 18 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,780 (22.04%) Firewall
2 1,731 (21.44%) DNS
3 1,387 (17.18%) DHCP
4 1,097 (13.59%) TCP/IP
5 1,030 (12.76%) SAN
6 940 (11.64%) LAN
7 894 (11.07%) WAN
8 656 (8.12%) VPN
9 383 (4.74%) VLAN
10 358 (4.43%) VoIP
11 305 (3.78%) Network Security
12 292 (3.62%) Skype
13 263 (3.26%) Internet
14 246 (3.05%) Wireless
15 203 (2.51%) NAS
16 178 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
17 173 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
18 163 (2.02%) NetScaler
19 157 (1.94%) SSL
20 141 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,866 (23.11%) SQL Server
2 290 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 201 (2.49%) Oracle Database
3 201 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 190 (2.35%) MySQL
5 154 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 129 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 121 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 105 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 92 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 91 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 89 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
12 79 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (0.89%) MongoDB
13 72 (0.89%) RDBMS
14 58 (0.72%) NoSQL
15 56 (0.69%) Big Data
16 52 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
17 48 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
18 46 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 241 (2.98%) Git (software)
2 213 (2.64%) JIRA
3 158 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 121 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 116 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 106 (1.31%) Visual Studio
7 98 (1.21%) TeamCity
8 67 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 64 (0.79%) Bitbucket
10 62 (0.77%) Subversion
11 49 (0.61%) Vagrant
12 42 (0.52%) WinDbg
13 39 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 24 (0.30%) MSI
15 23 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
16 22 (0.27%) Gerrit
16 22 (0.27%) GoCD
17 18 (0.22%) Selenium
18 16 (0.20%) Maven
19 15 (0.19%) MSBuild
General
1 1,241 (15.37%) Finance
2 269 (3.33%) Retail
3 267 (3.31%) Banking
4 219 (2.71%) Law
5 215 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 213 (2.64%) Legal
7 127 (1.57%) Marketing
8 125 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 79 (0.98%) Advertising
11 74 (0.92%) Back Office
12 56 (0.69%) German Language
13 50 (0.62%) Games
14 40 (0.50%) Automotive
15 39 (0.48%) Electronics
16 37 (0.46%) Front Office
17 33 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 30 (0.37%) French Language
19 27 (0.33%) Spanish Language
20 20 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,394 (17.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,350 (16.72%) Support Engineer
3 1,265 (15.67%) Analyst
4 878 (10.87%) IT Support
5 688 (8.52%) Support Analyst
6 660 (8.17%) IT Engineer
7 533 (6.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 522 (6.46%) Administrator
9 489 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
10 427 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
11 416 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
12 383 (4.74%) IT Support Engineer
13 350 (4.33%) IT Analyst
14 348 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
15 339 (4.20%) Consultant
16 336 (4.16%) Desktop Support
17 312 (3.86%) Infrastructure Support
18 304 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 301 (3.73%) Server Engineer
20 299 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (5.89%) .NET
2 365 (4.52%) Web Services
3 246 (3.05%) HTML
4 155 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 154 (1.91%) CSS
6 120 (1.49%) XML
7 113 (1.40%) .NET Framework
8 112 (1.39%) Middleware
9 94 (1.16%) jQuery
10 86 (1.07%) AngularJS
11 77 (0.95%) REST
12 69 (0.85%) SOAP
13 68 (0.84%) JSON
14 63 (0.78%) LDAP
15 60 (0.74%) HTML5
16 49 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 45 (0.56%) WCF
18 44 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
19 43 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
20 37 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 727 (9.00%) Data Centre
2 536 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 307 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
4 291 (3.60%) Clustering
5 261 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 222 (2.75%) Driving Licence
7 207 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 188 (2.33%) Replication
9 157 (1.94%) PKI
10 146 (1.81%) Public Cloud
11 142 (1.76%) Private Cloud
12 113 (1.40%) Fintech
13 107 (1.33%) Blackberry
14 96 (1.19%) Hedge funds
15 92 (1.14%) Fat Client
15 92 (1.14%) Thin Client
16 82 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
17 78 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
18 76 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
19 75 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8,031 (99.46%) Windows
2 2,476 (30.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 2,233 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,608 (19.91%) Linux
5 1,484 (18.38%) Windows 10
6 1,280 (15.85%) Windows 7
7 454 (5.62%) Windows 8
8 395 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 301 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 276 (3.42%) Unix
11 191 (2.37%) Android
12 173 (2.14%) CentOS
13 161 (1.99%) Mac OS X
14 134 (1.66%) Apple iOS
15 133 (1.65%) Windows XP
16 118 (1.46%) Ubuntu
17 104 (1.29%) Mac OS
18 99 (1.23%) Solaris
19 50 (0.62%) AIX
20 32 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,756 (21.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1,639 (20.30%) ITIL
3 979 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
4 620 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
5 611 (7.57%) DevOps
6 531 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 525 (6.50%) Migration
8 506 (6.27%) Project Management
9 403 (4.99%) Service Management
10 350 (4.33%) Problem Management
11 322 (3.99%) Service Delivery
12 313 (3.88%) Incident Management
13 280 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
14 272 (3.37%) Mentoring
15 266 (3.29%) Presales
16 261 (3.23%) Change Management
17 254 (3.15%) Configuration Management
18 251 (3.11%) High Availability
19 226 (2.80%) Cybersecurity
20 215 (2.66%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,666 (20.63%) SQL
2 1,604 (19.86%) PowerShell
3 336 (4.16%) C#
4 318 (3.94%) Python
5 303 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 222 (2.75%) Bash Shell
7 219 (2.71%) Java
8 182 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 142 (1.76%) VBScript
10 134 (1.66%) Perl
11 93 (1.15%) C
12 91 (1.13%) PHP
13 88 (1.09%) Ruby
14 78 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 72 (0.89%) VB
16 59 (0.73%) C++
16 59 (0.73%) VBA
17 54 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 39 (0.48%) VB.NET
19 18 (0.22%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 1,049 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 748 (9.26%) Degree
3 730 (9.04%) MCSE
4 455 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
5 408 (5.05%) MCSA
6 397 (4.92%) CCNA
7 335 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 331 (4.10%) Security Cleared
9 275 (3.41%) MCP
10 186 (2.30%) CCNP
11 182 (2.25%) SC Cleared
12 167 (2.07%) MCITP
13 139 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
14 136 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
15 90 (1.11%) CISSP
16 76 (0.94%) DV Cleared
17 73 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
18 62 (0.77%) CEH
19 58 (0.72%) DBS Check
20 57 (0.71%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 527 (6.53%) SLA
2 224 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (1.55%) GDPR
4 84 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 62 (0.77%) QA
6 60 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 57 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 34 (0.42%) PMO
9 30 (0.37%) Data Quality
10 27 (0.33%) COBIT
11 22 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 18 (0.22%) GCP
13 16 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 15 (0.19%) ISO 9001
15 12 (0.15%) WAI
16 7 (0.087%) ISO 14001
17 6 (0.074%) HL7
18 5 (0.062%) GAMP
18 5 (0.062%) GPG13
18 5 (0.062%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4,873 (60.35%) Active Directory
2 2,212 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,699 (21.04%) Hyper-V
4 627 (7.76%) VMware ESXi
5 553 (6.85%) XenApp
6 539 (6.67%) vSphere
7 386 (4.78%) XenDesktop
8 178 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
9 175 (2.17%) Docker
10 159 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
11 147 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 122 (1.51%) Terminal Services
13 108 (1.34%) XenServer
14 95 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
15 66 (0.82%) Firmware
16 63 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 61 (0.76%) VirtualBox
18 59 (0.73%) BitLocker
19 44 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
20 35 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,170 (14.49%) SCCM
2 421 (5.21%) SCOM
3 251 (3.11%) WSUS
4 241 (2.98%) Puppet
5 203 (2.51%) Ansible
6 200 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
7 185 (2.29%) vCenter Server
8 171 (2.12%) Backup Exec
9 112 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 105 (1.30%) Terraform
11 104 (1.29%) SCOrch
12 96 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
13 90 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
14 87 (1.08%) SCVMM
15 84 (1.04%) vRealize
16 83 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
17 81 (1.00%) Nagios
18 78 (0.97%) Kubernetes
19 68 (0.84%) AirWatch
20 66 (0.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4,313 (53.41%) Microsoft
2 3,679 (45.56%) VMware
3 1,422 (17.61%) Citrix
4 1,306 (16.17%) Cisco
5 594 (7.36%) HP
6 419 (5.19%) Oracle
7 374 (4.63%) Veeam
8 300 (3.72%) Apple
9 294 (3.64%) Dell
10 281 (3.48%) NetApp
11 279 (3.46%) Red Hat
12 225 (2.79%) Symantec
13 188 (2.33%) SolarWinds
14 181 (2.24%) EMC
15 172 (2.13%) ServiceNow
16 165 (2.04%) Google
17 157 (1.94%) McAfee
18 152 (1.88%) Sophos
19 139 (1.72%) Avaya
20 136 (1.68%) IBM