Windows Server Jobs

Microsoft Windows Server
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Windows Server skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Windows Server over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 83 93 161
Rank change year-on-year +10 +68 -66
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2,698 2,971 4,618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 3.64% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.76% 21.60% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,237 2,451 3,707
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £67,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

All Operating Systems
UK

Windows Server falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring operating system skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,853 13,752 31,042
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.89% 16.85% 17.62%
Number of salaries quoted 8,640 9,781 16,462
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 July 2024.

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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +9 2,477 £42,500 -5.56% 408
UK excluding London +4 2,152 £40,000 - 385
Work from Home +21 860 £45,000 -10.00% 135
South East +8 588 £42,500 +13.33% 109
London -39 498 £55,000 -0.90% 54
Midlands +26 467 £36,500 -8.75% 64
North of England +2 451 £38,000 -10.59% 111
South West +7 269 £37,500 -6.25% 46
West Midlands +11 260 £36,500 -8.75% 42
East Midlands +19 203 £40,000 - 22
Yorkshire +30 196 £40,750 +14.79% 42
East of England -10 194 £38,000 +8.57% 41
North West -33 185 £41,500 -14.43% 54
Scotland -61 116 £46,250 +10.12% 17
North East +13 70 £35,000 -26.32% 19
Wales +43 56 £40,000 +4.58% 11
Isle of Man -5 9 £37,500 +25.00%
Northern Ireland +1 3 £34,628 -20.85%

Windows Server
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 602 (22.31%) Microsoft Exchange
2 416 (15.42%) SharePoint
3 85 (3.15%) IIS
4 20 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (0.67%) Confluence
5 18 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (0.48%) CMS
6 13 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.33%) Apache
8 8 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.26%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.26%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.19%) WordPress
11 4 (0.15%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.15%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.15%) TWiki
12 3 (0.11%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.11%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 330 (12.23%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
6 3 (0.11%) Pro Tools
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.037%) CATIA
7 1 (0.037%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.037%) Weka
Business Applications
1 23 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.074%) Farmplan
3 2 (0.074%) KEYPrime
3 2 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.074%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.037%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.037%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.037%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.037%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.037%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,487 (55.11%) Microsoft 365
2 1,328 (49.22%) Azure
3 493 (18.27%) Entra ID
4 316 (11.71%) AWS
5 184 (6.82%) OneDrive
6 97 (3.60%) IaaS
7 86 (3.19%) SaaS
8 74 (2.74%) GCP
9 56 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
9 56 (2.08%) Mimecast
10 53 (1.96%) PaaS
11 52 (1.93%) Google Workspace
12 49 (1.82%) Azure DevOps
13 46 (1.70%) Power Platform
14 45 (1.67%) Nutanix
15 32 (1.19%) GitHub
16 27 (1.00%) Azure Storage
17 26 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
18 25 (0.93%) Azure Sentinel
19 24 (0.89%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 813 (30.13%) Firewall
2 655 (24.28%) DNS
3 502 (18.61%) DHCP
4 375 (13.90%) WAN
5 340 (12.60%) LAN
6 313 (11.60%) TCP/IP
7 279 (10.34%) VPN
8 241 (8.93%) SAN
9 200 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 178 (6.60%) VLAN
11 149 (5.52%) VoIP
12 141 (5.23%) Wireless
13 105 (3.89%) NAS
14 84 (3.11%) Internet
15 75 (2.78%) Network Security
16 67 (2.48%) SD-WAN
17 61 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
18 43 (1.59%) WLAN
19 30 (1.11%) iSCSI
20 28 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
3 42 (1.56%) MySQL
4 40 (1.48%) DB2
5 35 (1.30%) Power BI
6 25 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.41%) MariaDB
10 11 (0.41%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.37%) Big Data
11 10 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.26%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.22%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.19%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 56 (2.08%) JIRA
2 42 (1.56%) Git
3 37 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.93%) GitLab
5 13 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (0.37%) Trac
7 9 (0.33%) eggPlant
8 7 (0.26%) Katalon Studio
9 6 (0.22%) Robot Framework
9 6 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.19%) MSI
11 4 (0.15%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.15%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.15%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.11%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.11%) GoCD
12 3 (0.11%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 781 (28.95%) Social Skills
2 334 (12.38%) Finance
3 219 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (4.52%) Law
5 86 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 85 (3.15%) Documentation Skills
7 82 (3.04%) Public Sector
8 73 (2.71%) Manufacturing
9 72 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
10 71 (2.63%) Retail
11 66 (2.45%) Legal
12 61 (2.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 59 (2.19%) Banking
14 40 (1.48%) Aerospace
15 35 (1.30%) Automotive
16 29 (1.07%) Marketing
17 26 (0.96%) Advertising
18 21 (0.78%) Presentation Skills
19 19 (0.70%) Electronics
19 19 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 544 (20.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 475 (17.61%) Support Engineer
3 431 (15.97%) IT Support
4 397 (14.71%) IT Engineer
5 316 (11.71%) Analyst
6 263 (9.75%) Senior
7 217 (8.04%) IT Support Engineer
8 191 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 152 (5.63%) IT Technician
10 136 (5.04%) Lead
11 132 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support
12 131 (4.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 130 (4.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 120 (4.45%) Support Analyst
15 116 (4.30%) IT Analyst
16 115 (4.26%) IT Manager
17 105 (3.89%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
18 102 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 102 (3.78%) Support Technician
19 99 (3.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.19%) .NET
2 28 (1.04%) ARM Templates
3 24 (0.89%) REST
4 20 (0.74%) HTML
5 18 (0.67%) YAML
6 14 (0.52%) LDAP
7 11 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.37%) .NET Core
8 10 (0.37%) Web Services
9 9 (0.33%) ADO
10 8 (0.30%) CSS
11 7 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.26%) LAMP
11 7 (0.26%) React
12 6 (0.22%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.22%) Middleware
12 6 (0.22%) Sass
12 6 (0.22%) XML
13 5 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.19%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 170 (6.30%) Data Centre
2 151 (5.60%) Driving Licence
3 127 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 122 (4.52%) Clustering
5 120 (4.45%) Management Information System
6 111 (4.11%) Replication
7 105 (3.89%) PKI
8 48 (1.78%) Onboarding
8 48 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 38 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 36 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 28 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 25 (0.93%) Operational Technology
13 24 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
15 18 (0.67%) Cyberattack
15 18 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.59%) NHS
17 15 (0.56%) Security Posture
18 14 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2,697 (99.96%) Windows
2 502 (18.61%) Windows 10
3 501 (18.57%) Linux
4 375 (13.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 336 (12.45%) Windows Server 2019
6 306 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (3.22%) Windows 7
9 72 (2.67%) Android
10 70 (2.59%) Apple iOS
11 62 (2.30%) Mac OS
12 56 (2.08%) Unix
13 52 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 48 (1.78%) Ubuntu
15 44 (1.63%) Windows 8
16 37 (1.37%) CentOS
17 28 (1.04%) VMS
18 23 (0.85%) Mac OS X
18 23 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (24.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 537 (19.90%) Problem-Solving
3 447 (16.57%) ITIL
4 393 (14.57%) Customer Service
5 346 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
6 190 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 189 (7.01%) DevOps
8 186 (6.89%) Mentoring
9 157 (5.82%) Agile
10 152 (5.63%) Service Management
11 142 (5.26%) Project Management
12 131 (4.86%) Change Management
13 130 (4.82%) Service Delivery
14 129 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 128 (4.74%) Project Delivery
16 126 (4.67%) Migration
17 114 (4.23%) Incident Management
18 110 (4.08%) Information Security
19 102 (3.78%) Time Management
20 94 (3.48%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 517 (19.16%) PowerShell
2 360 (13.34%) SQL
3 138 (5.11%) Python
4 81 (3.00%) Bash
5 56 (2.08%) C#
6 45 (1.67%) VB
7 36 (1.33%) VBScript
8 27 (1.00%) Java
9 24 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 20 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 18 (0.67%) Bicep
12 17 (0.63%) ActionScript
13 15 (0.56%) C++
14 14 (0.52%) Korn
14 14 (0.52%) Perl
15 13 (0.48%) PHP
16 12 (0.44%) Ruby
17 10 (0.37%) Delphi
18 7 (0.26%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 374 (13.86%) Degree
2 303 (11.23%) Security Cleared
3 224 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 221 (8.19%) SC Cleared
5 158 (5.86%) DV Cleared
6 119 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
7 109 (4.04%) CCNA
8 86 (3.19%) MCSE
9 84 (3.11%) DBS Check
10 72 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 61 (2.26%) MCSA
12 46 (1.70%) Azure Certification
13 32 (1.19%) CCNP
14 31 (1.15%) A+ Certification
14 31 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 30 (1.11%) MCP
16 29 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
17 27 (1.00%) MCITP
18 25 (0.93%) CISA
19 24 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (7.23%) SLA
2 91 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials
3 71 (2.63%) GDPR
4 66 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.00%) QA
6 24 (0.89%) ITGC
6 24 (0.89%) PMO
7 22 (0.82%) NIST
8 17 (0.63%) Accessibility
9 14 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 14 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.41%) HIPAA
11 11 (0.41%) SOC 2
12 4 (0.15%) NCSC
13 3 (0.11%) GRC
13 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.074%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.037%) GxP
System Software
1 1,621 (60.08%) Active Directory
2 805 (29.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 587 (21.76%) Hyper-V
4 202 (7.49%) VMware ESXi
5 170 (6.30%) vSphere
6 102 (3.78%) Virtual Machines
7 88 (3.26%) XenApp
8 72 (2.67%) XenDesktop
9 68 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
10 63 (2.34%) Docker
11 40 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
12 32 (1.19%) Firmware
13 30 (1.11%) VMware NSX
14 25 (0.93%) Terminal Services
15 20 (0.74%) NFS
15 20 (0.74%) pfSense
16 17 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 17 (0.63%) OpenSSH
17 16 (0.59%) VirtualBox
18 11 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 408 (15.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 292 (10.82%) SCCM
3 148 (5.49%) vCenter Server
4 109 (4.04%) Ansible
5 107 (3.97%) Terraform
6 94 (3.48%) WSUS
7 83 (3.08%) Kubernetes
8 78 (2.89%) SCOM
9 61 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
10 57 (2.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 48 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 35 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
13 33 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 24 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
15 23 (0.85%) Grafana
16 22 (0.82%) ZABBIX
17 21 (0.78%) FortiGate
17 21 (0.78%) IBM BigFix
18 20 (0.74%) Puppet
18 20 (0.74%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1,612 (59.75%) Microsoft
2 1,223 (45.33%) VMware
3 385 (14.27%) Cisco
4 263 (9.75%) Citrix
5 220 (8.15%) Veeam
6 153 (5.67%) HP
7 130 (4.82%) Dell
8 98 (3.63%) Apple
8 98 (3.63%) Google
9 90 (3.34%) Meraki
10 85 (3.15%) Oracle
11 82 (3.04%) Red Hat
12 74 (2.74%) Sophos
13 54 (2.00%) ServiceNow
14 52 (1.93%) Fortinet
14 52 (1.93%) SolarWinds
15 50 (1.85%) Aruba
16 49 (1.82%) Juniper
17 46 (1.70%) Commvault
18 45 (1.67%) Palo Alto