Period
to 17 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 53 50
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 7,206 8,880 9,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.77% 5.13% 5.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.50% 21.08% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6,087 7,767 8,251
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 35,151 42,116 43,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.25% 24.32% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28,175 34,353 36,739
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.59% +2.84%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% -1.25%

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 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -2 6,793 £40,000 - 1,085
UK excluding London -1 4,385 £37,500 +7.14% 827
London +7 2,680 £50,000 - 311
South East -12 1,392 £39,000 +5.41% 223
North of England +6 1,029 £35,000 +9.38% 202
Midlands +6 698 £39,000 +11.43% 148
East of England +14 614 £37,500 - 98
North West -2 470 £35,000 +14.75% 87
Yorkshire +1 452 £36,000 +10.77% 101
West Midlands +7 450 £40,000 +14.29% 82
South West -30 392 £35,000 -2.78% 103
East Midlands +3 248 £37,500 +7.14% 66
Scotland -30 148 £37,000 -10.84% 28
Wales +1 119 £37,500 +19.05% 19
North East +11 107 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Northern Ireland -10 8 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Channel Islands - 8 £34,250 - 1
Isle of Man +13 3 £37,500 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 7,161 (99.38%) Windows
2 4,410 (61.20%) Active Directory
3 3,969 (55.08%) Microsoft
4 3,189 (44.25%) VMware
5 2,524 (35.03%) Office 365
6 2,123 (29.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 1,914 (26.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 1,904 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,892 (26.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1,749 (24.27%) Firewall
11 1,729 (23.99%) SQL Server
12 1,631 (22.63%) ITIL
13 1,621 (22.50%) SQL
14 1,608 (22.31%) PowerShell
15 1,602 (22.23%) DNS
16 1,593 (22.11%) MS Exchange
17 1,530 (21.23%) Linux
18 1,470 (20.40%) Hyper-V
19 1,460 (20.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 1,369 (19.00%) Windows 10
21 1,298 (18.01%) DHCP
22 1,242 (17.24%) Cisco
23 1,176 (16.32%) Citrix
24 1,156 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
25 1,152 (15.99%) Finance
26 1,108 (15.38%) Windows 7
27 1,074 (14.90%) SCCM
28 981 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
29 951 (13.20%) Amazon AWS
30 933 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification

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 1,593 (22.11%) MS Exchange
2 729 (10.12%) IIS
3 678 (9.41%) SharePoint
4 458 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 349 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 314 (4.36%) Skype for Business
7 201 (2.79%) Apache
8 133 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 129 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 117 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
11 92 (1.28%) Confluence
12 66 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 48 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 47 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
15 45 (0.62%) nginx
15 45 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 43 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 42 (0.58%) WebLogic
18 37 (0.51%) CMS
19 35 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1,156 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
2 127 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 27 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 11 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.028%) Windchill
10 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.014%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 72 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
6 8 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
6 8 (0.11%) Front Arena
6 8 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.11%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.083%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.083%) Workfront
9 5 (0.069%) Orchard Housing
9 5 (0.069%) Relativity
9 5 (0.069%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,524 (35.03%) Office 365
2 1,914 (26.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 951 (13.20%) Amazon AWS
4 280 (3.89%) SaaS
5 272 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 221 (3.07%) IaaS
7 147 (2.04%) PaaS
8 127 (1.76%) Mimecast
9 115 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 107 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 60 (0.83%) G Suite
12 52 (0.72%) OneDrive
13 50 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
14 48 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 47 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
16 39 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 29 (0.40%) Amazon S3
18 26 (0.36%) GitHub
18 26 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 19 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,749 (24.27%) Firewall
2 1,602 (22.23%) DNS
3 1,298 (18.01%) DHCP
4 927 (12.86%) TCP/IP
5 911 (12.64%) LAN
6 870 (12.07%) WAN
7 845 (11.73%) SAN
8 587 (8.15%) VPN
9 461 (6.40%) VLAN
10 389 (5.40%) VoIP
11 287 (3.98%) Internet
12 279 (3.87%) Network Security
13 266 (3.69%) Skype
14 252 (3.50%) Wireless
15 192 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
16 179 (2.48%) NAS
17 178 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
18 157 (2.18%) iSCSI
19 133 (1.85%) SSL
20 125 (1.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,729 (23.99%) SQL Server
2 275 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 172 (2.39%) MySQL
4 150 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 147 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 144 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 135 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
8 134 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 114 (1.58%) Relational Database
10 95 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
11 82 (1.14%) NoSQL
12 77 (1.07%) MongoDB
13 71 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
14 67 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
15 66 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
16 62 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 57 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
18 54 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
19 52 (0.72%) RDBMS
20 44 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 235 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 163 (2.26%) JIRA
3 147 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 126 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 105 (1.46%) Visual Studio
6 82 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 74 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 71 (0.99%) TeamCity
9 60 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
10 59 (0.82%) Subversion
11 49 (0.68%) Vagrant
12 45 (0.62%) WinDbg
13 40 (0.56%) Hudson
14 38 (0.53%) Bitbucket
14 38 (0.53%) MSBuild
15 33 (0.46%) Maven
16 23 (0.32%) Travis CI
17 20 (0.28%) MSI
18 14 (0.19%) Redmine
18 14 (0.19%) Trac
General
1 1,152 (15.99%) Finance
2 311 (4.32%) Banking
3 230 (3.19%) Retail
4 210 (2.91%) Legal
5 208 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 172 (2.39%) Law
7 98 (1.36%) Marketing
8 96 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 82 (1.14%) Back Office
10 75 (1.04%) Investment Banking
11 59 (0.82%) Advertising
12 47 (0.65%) Electronics
13 36 (0.50%) Games
14 29 (0.40%) French Language
15 28 (0.39%) Front Office
16 27 (0.37%) German Language
17 26 (0.36%) Spanish Language
18 23 (0.32%) Automotive
19 22 (0.31%) Billing
20 18 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,224 (16.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,188 (16.49%) Analyst
3 1,159 (16.08%) Support Engineer
4 823 (11.42%) IT Support
5 649 (9.01%) Support Analyst
6 599 (8.31%) IT Engineer
7 516 (7.16%) Administrator
8 479 (6.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 414 (5.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 394 (5.47%) IT Analyst
10 394 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
11 363 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
12 357 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
13 356 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
14 298 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 284 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
16 278 (3.86%) Consultant
17 276 (3.83%) Infrastructure Support
17 276 (3.83%) IT Support Analyst
18 270 (3.75%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (5.87%) .NET
2 322 (4.47%) Web Services
3 206 (2.86%) HTML
4 140 (1.94%) ASP.NET
5 138 (1.92%) CSS
6 114 (1.58%) Middleware
7 109 (1.51%) XML
8 103 (1.43%) .NET Framework
9 84 (1.17%) jQuery
10 80 (1.11%) SOAP
11 72 (1.00%) AngularJS
12 65 (0.90%) JSON
13 64 (0.89%) LDAP
14 63 (0.87%) WCF
15 56 (0.78%) LAMP
16 53 (0.74%) REST
17 52 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 51 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
19 46 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
20 43 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 608 (8.44%) Data Centre
2 549 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 347 (4.82%) Clustering
4 275 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
5 234 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 182 (2.53%) PKI
7 178 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 166 (2.30%) Replication
9 127 (1.76%) Public Cloud
10 116 (1.61%) Fintech
11 105 (1.46%) Fat Client
11 105 (1.46%) Thin Client
12 95 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
13 91 (1.26%) Blackberry
14 90 (1.25%) Hedge funds
15 82 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
16 77 (1.07%) User Experience
17 76 (1.05%) Private Cloud
18 75 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
19 69 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7,161 (99.38%) Windows
2 2,123 (29.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,892 (26.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,530 (21.23%) Linux
5 1,369 (19.00%) Windows 10
6 1,108 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 448 (6.22%) Windows 8
8 361 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 354 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 301 (4.18%) Unix
11 239 (3.32%) CentOS
12 179 (2.48%) Android
13 164 (2.28%) Apple iOS
14 150 (2.08%) Mac OS X
15 142 (1.97%) Ubuntu
16 99 (1.37%) Windows XP
17 93 (1.29%) AIX
18 72 (1.00%) Mac OS
19 61 (0.85%) Solaris
20 39 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,631 (22.63%) ITIL
2 1,460 (20.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 981 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
4 666 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
5 578 (8.02%) DevOps
6 476 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 468 (6.49%) Migration
8 395 (5.48%) Service Management
9 382 (5.30%) Project Management
10 375 (5.20%) Service Delivery
11 332 (4.61%) Problem Management
12 326 (4.52%) Mentoring
13 323 (4.48%) Change Management
14 312 (4.33%) Incident Management
15 291 (4.04%) High Availability
16 274 (3.80%) Configuration Management
17 247 (3.43%) Presales
18 245 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
19 237 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
20 235 (3.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1,621 (22.50%) SQL
2 1,608 (22.31%) PowerShell
3 335 (4.65%) Python
4 320 (4.44%) C#
5 264 (3.66%) JavaScript
6 247 (3.43%) Java
7 223 (3.09%) Bash Shell
8 185 (2.57%) T-SQL
9 151 (2.10%) VBScript
10 139 (1.93%) Perl
11 105 (1.46%) PHP
12 97 (1.35%) C
13 92 (1.28%) VB
14 84 (1.17%) Ruby
15 78 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 77 (1.07%) C++
17 50 (0.69%) VBA
18 38 (0.53%) VB.NET
19 36 (0.50%) Korn
20 29 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 933 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 610 (8.47%) MCSE
3 579 (8.03%) Degree
4 469 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
5 393 (5.45%) CCNA
6 381 (5.29%) MCSA
7 304 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 278 (3.86%) Security Cleared
9 271 (3.76%) MCP
10 189 (2.62%) CCNP
11 166 (2.30%) SC Cleared
12 151 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
13 123 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 119 (1.65%) MCITP
15 67 (0.93%) CISSP
15 67 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
16 60 (0.83%) CEH
17 53 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
18 52 (0.72%) DV Cleared
19 44 (0.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 509 (7.06%) SLA
2 223 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 153 (2.12%) GDPR
4 108 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 77 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 65 (0.90%) QA
7 47 (0.65%) PMO
8 40 (0.56%) HIPAA
9 30 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 24 (0.33%) Data Quality
11 19 (0.26%) HL7
11 19 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 13 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.18%) WAI
13 10 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 9 (0.12%) COBIT
14 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
16 7 (0.097%) GAMP
16 7 (0.097%) MiFID
System Software
1 4,410 (61.20%) Active Directory
2 1,904 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,470 (20.40%) Hyper-V
4 501 (6.95%) VMware ESXi
5 471 (6.54%) vSphere
6 409 (5.68%) XenApp
7 278 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 206 (2.86%) Docker
9 191 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 144 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
11 105 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 85 (1.18%) Terminal Services
13 73 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
14 69 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
15 68 (0.94%) BitLocker
16 66 (0.92%) XenServer
17 53 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 52 (0.72%) VirtualBox
19 47 (0.65%) Firmware
20 42 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,074 (14.90%) SCCM
2 396 (5.50%) SCOM
3 289 (4.01%) Ansible
4 287 (3.98%) Puppet
5 269 (3.73%) WSUS
6 257 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
7 189 (2.62%) Backup Exec
8 184 (2.55%) vCenter Server
9 132 (1.83%) Terraform
10 112 (1.55%) Nagios
11 111 (1.54%) Kubernetes
12 102 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
13 91 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
14 87 (1.21%) SCOrch
15 84 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
16 79 (1.10%) SCVMM
17 62 (0.86%) vRealize
18 61 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
18 61 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
19 60 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3,969 (55.08%) Microsoft
2 3,189 (44.25%) VMware
3 1,242 (17.24%) Cisco
4 1,176 (16.32%) Citrix
5 559 (7.76%) HP
6 395 (5.48%) Oracle
7 382 (5.30%) Veeam
8 357 (4.95%) NetApp
9 332 (4.61%) Red Hat
10 287 (3.98%) Dell
11 245 (3.40%) Apple
12 195 (2.71%) EMC
12 195 (2.71%) Symantec
13 174 (2.41%) Google
14 156 (2.16%) ServiceNow
15 154 (2.14%) Splunk
16 152 (2.11%) SolarWinds
17 142 (1.97%) McAfee
18 141 (1.96%) Avaya
19 137 (1.90%) IBM