Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 55 54
Rank change year-on-year -25 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 3,844 3,956 7,084
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.81% 4.72% 4.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.74% 22.41% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,327 3,360 6,110
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £55,125 £55,250 £54,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,000 £67,500
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 18,536 17,651 32,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.36% 21.06% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14,089 14,469 26,483
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +3.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,314
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.62% +5.78%

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 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 -25 3,448 £42,500 - 652
UK excluding London -13 2,620 £40,000 +6.67% 568
London -41 1,039 £52,500 - 135
South East -9 656 £42,500 +11.84% 108
Work from Home -11 642 £47,500 -17.39% 91
North of England -16 626 £40,000 -1.23% 188
Midlands -1 512 £40,000 +6.67% 113
South West -21 372 £35,250 +8.46% 61
West Midlands -3 335 £42,500 +13.33% 72
North West -15 282 £45,000 +5.88% 94
Yorkshire -20 269 £40,000 -3.03% 75
East of England -11 214 £40,000 +3.90% 43
East Midlands -3 176 £39,130 +11.80% 41
Scotland -12 153 £40,000 - 32
Wales +8 85 £35,000 -6.67% 21
North East -2 75 £40,000 +21.21% 19
Northern Ireland -14 5 £45,000 +83.67% 2
Isle of Man -12 1 £35,000 +6.06%

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 3,822 (99.43%) Windows
2 2,357 (61.32%) Active Directory
3 2,189 (56.95%) Microsoft
4 1,944 (50.57%) Azure
5 1,924 (50.05%) Microsoft 365
6 1,820 (47.35%) VMware
7 1,194 (31.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,019 (26.51%) Firewall
9 998 (25.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 974 (25.34%) PowerShell
11 848 (22.06%) Social Skills
12 845 (21.98%) Linux
13 815 (21.20%) DNS
14 781 (20.32%) Hyper-V
15 758 (19.72%) SQL Server
16 728 (18.94%) ITIL
17 720 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
18 679 (17.66%) Cisco
19 664 (17.27%) SQL
20 645 (16.78%) Windows 10
21 641 (16.68%) Windows Server 2016
22 624 (16.23%) AWS
23 620 (16.13%) MS Exchange
24 605 (15.74%) DHCP
25 564 (14.67%) Citrix
26 500 (13.01%) Azure Active Directory
27 498 (12.96%) DevOps
28 471 (12.25%) SharePoint
29 469 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
30 432 (11.24%) Windows Server 2019

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
1 620 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 471 (12.25%) SharePoint
3 341 (8.87%) IIS
4 133 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 121 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 99 (2.58%) Confluence
7 68 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 55 (1.43%) CMS
9 43 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 32 (0.83%) Apache
10 32 (0.83%) EPiServer
11 31 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
12 29 (0.75%) Umbraco
13 28 (0.73%) Kentico
14 27 (0.70%) WordPress
15 26 (0.68%) Tomcat
16 24 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.55%) nginx
18 19 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
19 18 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 469 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.62%) Revit
4 18 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.16%) MicroStation
8 6 (0.16%) Siemens NX
8 6 (0.16%) Solid Edge
9 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.078%) Houdini
10 3 (0.078%) Maya
10 3 (0.078%) NUKE
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.29%) nopCommerce
3 10 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.21%) Sage 200
4 8 (0.21%) SAP Business One
5 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.16%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.13%) AlphaBridge
6 5 (0.13%) Alphatax
6 5 (0.13%) Farmplan
6 5 (0.13%) KEYPrime
6 5 (0.13%) Relativity
6 5 (0.13%) Workfront
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.10%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.078%) Magento
8 3 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,944 (50.57%) Azure
2 1,924 (50.05%) Microsoft 365
3 624 (16.23%) AWS
4 500 (13.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 284 (7.39%) IaaS
6 231 (6.01%) SaaS
7 200 (5.20%) PaaS
8 134 (3.49%) OneDrive
9 114 (2.97%) GCP
10 93 (2.42%) Mimecast
11 83 (2.16%) Power Platform
12 54 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
13 40 (1.04%) GitHub
14 39 (1.01%) Serverless
15 37 (0.96%) PowerApps
16 35 (0.91%) Azure Storage
17 31 (0.81%) Google Workspace
18 29 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
19 26 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
19 26 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 1,019 (26.51%) Firewall
2 815 (21.20%) DNS
3 605 (15.74%) DHCP
4 429 (11.16%) LAN
5 428 (11.13%) WAN
6 422 (10.98%) TCP/IP
7 420 (10.93%) SAN
8 410 (10.67%) VPN
9 223 (5.80%) VoIP
10 219 (5.70%) VLAN
11 143 (3.72%) Wireless
12 132 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
13 107 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
14 99 (2.58%) NAS
15 98 (2.55%) Network Security
16 96 (2.50%) Skype
17 80 (2.08%) Internet
18 77 (2.00%) SSL
19 74 (1.93%) OSPF
20 66 (1.72%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 758 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 80 (2.08%) MySQL
3 60 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
5 49 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 47 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 43 (1.12%) Power BI
8 41 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 40 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 40 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 34 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (0.42%) NoSQL
15 16 (0.42%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.31%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 171 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 146 (3.80%) JIRA
3 75 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 70 (1.82%) TeamCity
5 61 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 60 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 42 (1.09%) Subversion
8 41 (1.07%) Artifactory
9 39 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 24 (0.62%) GitLab
11 20 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (0.44%) Eclipse
13 15 (0.39%) Maven
13 15 (0.39%) Rational Quality Manager
13 15 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
13 15 (0.39%) Rational Team Concert
14 14 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 13 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (0.23%) SonarQube
General
1 848 (22.06%) Social Skills
2 402 (10.46%) Finance
3 192 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (2.47%) Public Sector
5 87 (2.26%) Law
6 83 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 74 (1.93%) Legal
8 73 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 72 (1.87%) Retail
10 70 (1.82%) Organisational Skills
11 65 (1.69%) Banking
12 64 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
13 45 (1.17%) Marketing
14 38 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
15 31 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
16 28 (0.73%) Electronics
17 27 (0.70%) Automotive
18 25 (0.65%) Games
19 19 (0.49%) Back Office
19 19 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 778 (20.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 515 (13.40%) Support Engineer
3 446 (11.60%) IT Engineer
4 428 (11.13%) Analyst
5 368 (9.57%) IT Support
6 259 (6.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 222 (5.78%) Support Analyst
8 221 (5.75%) Administrator
9 216 (5.62%) Azure Engineer
10 207 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 195 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
12 189 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
13 177 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
14 175 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 173 (4.50%) Server Engineer
16 163 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
17 159 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
18 153 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
19 149 (3.88%) Developer
20 147 (3.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (5.44%) Web Services
2 197 (5.12%) .NET
3 130 (3.38%) HTML
4 105 (2.73%) CSS
5 81 (2.11%) ASP.NET
6 57 (1.48%) .NET Core
7 55 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 50 (1.30%) jQuery
9 45 (1.17%) XML
10 43 (1.12%) Entity Framework
11 40 (1.04%) AngularJS
12 31 (0.81%) SAML
12 31 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 30 (0.78%) JSON
14 28 (0.73%) HTML5
15 27 (0.70%) Middleware
16 26 (0.68%) REST
17 25 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
18 24 (0.62%) CSS3
19 21 (0.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 335 (8.71%) Data Centre
2 155 (4.03%) Clustering
3 147 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 142 (3.69%) Public Cloud
5 131 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 109 (2.84%) Driving Licence
7 107 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 70 (1.82%) PKI
9 69 (1.80%) Replication
10 53 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
11 43 (1.12%) Private Cloud
12 40 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
13 33 (0.86%) User Experience
14 28 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
14 28 (0.73%) NHS
15 27 (0.70%) BYOD
15 27 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
16 26 (0.68%) FMCG
16 26 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3,822 (99.43%) Windows
2 845 (21.98%) Linux
3 720 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 645 (16.78%) Windows 10
5 641 (16.68%) Windows Server 2016
6 432 (11.24%) Windows Server 2019
7 409 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 225 (5.85%) Windows 7
9 145 (3.77%) CentOS
10 143 (3.72%) Ubuntu
11 133 (3.46%) Unix
12 101 (2.63%) Android
13 90 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 79 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 66 (1.72%) Apple iOS
15 66 (1.72%) Windows 8
16 49 (1.27%) Mac OS
16 49 (1.27%) VMS
17 39 (1.01%) Mac OS X
18 30 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 998 (25.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 728 (18.94%) ITIL
3 498 (12.96%) DevOps
4 422 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
5 341 (8.87%) Migration
6 340 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
7 267 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 241 (6.27%) Project Delivery
9 206 (5.36%) Infrastructure as Code
10 200 (5.20%) Service Delivery
11 196 (5.10%) Project Management
12 193 (5.02%) Configuration Management
13 186 (4.84%) Service Management
14 168 (4.37%) Mentoring
15 154 (4.01%) Server Management
16 150 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
17 138 (3.59%) Change Management
18 133 (3.46%) Scrum
19 126 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
20 122 (3.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 974 (25.34%) PowerShell
2 664 (17.27%) SQL
3 221 (5.75%) Python
4 204 (5.31%) C#
5 162 (4.21%) Bash Shell
6 120 (3.12%) JavaScript
7 60 (1.56%) Java
8 59 (1.53%) T-SQL
9 50 (1.30%) PHP
10 41 (1.07%) Perl
11 39 (1.01%) VB
12 36 (0.94%) Ruby
13 34 (0.88%) Shell Script
13 34 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 33 (0.86%) C
15 32 (0.83%) VBScript
16 23 (0.60%) PL/SQL
16 23 (0.60%) TypeScript
17 11 (0.29%) C++
18 5 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 317 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 212 (5.52%) Degree
3 186 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 180 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
5 159 (4.14%) MCSE
6 152 (3.95%) MCSA
7 139 (3.62%) CCNA
8 122 (3.17%) SC Cleared
9 84 (2.19%) MCP
10 83 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
11 59 (1.53%) MCITP
12 55 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 51 (1.33%) CCNP
14 33 (0.86%) AWS Certification
14 33 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
15 30 (0.78%) DV Cleared
16 26 (0.68%) CISSP
17 24 (0.62%) MCTS
18 21 (0.55%) A+ Certification
19 20 (0.52%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (7.31%) SLA
2 95 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.40%) GDPR
4 47 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 45 (1.17%) QA
6 31 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 21 (0.55%) Accessibility
9 17 (0.44%) PMO
10 11 (0.29%) ITGC
10 11 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.29%) WAI
11 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.23%) NIST
13 8 (0.21%) GRC
14 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.16%) NCSC
16 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
17 3 (0.078%) BS25999
18 2 (0.052%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 2,357 (61.32%) Active Directory
2 1,194 (31.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 781 (20.32%) Hyper-V
4 276 (7.18%) VMware ESXi
5 232 (6.04%) vSphere
6 193 (5.02%) Docker
7 148 (3.85%) XenApp
8 134 (3.49%) XenDesktop
9 120 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
10 103 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
11 81 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 51 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 35 (0.91%) BitLocker
14 34 (0.88%) VMware NSX
15 25 (0.65%) Terminal Services
16 23 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
16 23 (0.60%) NFS
17 19 (0.49%) VMware Server
18 17 (0.44%) Xen
19 14 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 425 (11.06%) SCCM
2 317 (8.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 227 (5.91%) Ansible
4 200 (5.20%) Terraform
5 167 (4.34%) Puppet
6 121 (3.15%) SCOM
7 111 (2.89%) Kubernetes
8 93 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
9 88 (2.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 77 (2.00%) WSUS
11 76 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
12 73 (1.90%) vCenter Server
13 72 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
14 59 (1.53%) Nagios
15 47 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
16 44 (1.14%) Backup Exec
17 43 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 38 (0.99%) SCVMM
19 26 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
19 26 (0.68%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2,189 (56.95%) Microsoft
2 1,820 (47.35%) VMware
3 679 (17.66%) Cisco
4 564 (14.67%) Citrix
5 279 (7.26%) Veeam
6 210 (5.46%) Dell
7 205 (5.33%) Oracle
8 187 (4.86%) HP
9 155 (4.03%) NetApp
10 154 (4.01%) Meraki
11 142 (3.69%) Sophos
12 139 (3.62%) Red Hat
13 135 (3.51%) EMC
14 123 (3.20%) Google
15 99 (2.58%) SolarWinds
16 96 (2.50%) SonicWALL
17 92 (2.39%) IBM
18 73 (1.90%) ServiceNow
19 71 (1.85%) Apple
20 63 (1.64%) SAP