Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 48 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 8947 10352 12888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.13% 5.37% 5.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.58% 21.40% 22.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7761 9150 11196
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 43480 48383 58199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.94% 25.10% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35115 41262 49033
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 -8 8402 £40,000 +5.26% 420
UK excluding London -11 5487 £35,000 - 315
London -3 3286 £47,500 +5.56% 125
South East +1 1833 £35,000 -9.68% 83
North of England -16 1304 £32,500 -7.14% 95
Midlands -8 735 £36,500 +10.61% 50
North West -10 644 £32,000 -12.33% 64
East of England -8 633 £37,000 -3.90% 38
South West -8 616 £35,000 +6.06% 29
Yorkshire -10 603 £32,500 -7.14% 27
West Midlands -5 491 £36,500 +12.31% 38
East Midlands -15 242 £36,000 +7.46% 12
Scotland -12 211 £42,500 +21.43% 14
Wales -2 144 £31,500 +8.62% 6
North East -27 58 £35,000 - 4
Northern Ireland -22 14 £42,500 +21.43%
Channel Islands +9 3 £65,000 -13.33%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 8914 (99.63%) Windows
2 5431 (60.70%) Active Directory
3 4725 (52.81%) Microsoft
4 4222 (47.19%) VMware
5 2937 (32.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2819 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 2487 (27.80%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2441 (27.28%) MS Exchange
9 2383 (26.63%) Office 365
10 2286 (25.55%) SQL Server
11 2134 (23.85%) Firewall
12 2131 (23.82%) SQL
13 2086 (23.32%) ITIL
14 1947 (21.76%) Cisco
15 1934 (21.62%) Hyper-V
16 1856 (20.74%) DNS
17 1656 (18.51%) PowerShell
18 1633 (18.25%) Linux
19 1616 (18.06%) Citrix
20 1579 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
21 1484 (16.59%) Windows 7
22 1459 (16.31%) Finance
23 1445 (16.15%) SAN
24 1413 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
25 1410 (15.76%) DHCP
26 1231 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
27 1192 (13.32%) WAN
28 1185 (13.24%) Windows 10
29 1175 (13.13%) TCP/IP
30 1171 (13.09%) LAN

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 2441 (27.28%) MS Exchange
2 1116 (12.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1044 (11.67%) IIS
4 821 (9.18%) SharePoint
5 726 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 506 (5.66%) Skype for Business
7 280 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 200 (2.24%) Apache
9 160 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 142 (1.59%) Tomcat
11 133 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 107 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
13 106 (1.18%) CMS
14 85 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
15 84 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
16 78 (0.87%) Confluence
17 73 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
18 58 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
19 56 (0.63%) WebSphere
20 52 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 1231 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
2 141 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 49 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.089%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.067%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.067%) Houdini
7 6 (0.067%) Maya
7 6 (0.067%) NUKE
8 5 (0.056%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.056%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.034%) SPSS
11 2 (0.022%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.022%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.022%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.011%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.011%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 159 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 27 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 16 (0.18%) Teamcenter
6 13 (0.15%) Magento
6 13 (0.15%) ResourceLink
7 12 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 11 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
9 10 (0.11%) WebTrends
10 9 (0.10%) iTrent
10 9 (0.10%) Workfront
11 7 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.078%) Sage CRM
11 7 (0.078%) Temenos T24
11 7 (0.078%) thinkFolio
12 6 (0.067%) BPCS
12 6 (0.067%) Hyperion Planning
13 5 (0.056%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2383 (26.63%) Office 365
2 1579 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 876 (9.79%) Amazon AWS
4 287 (3.21%) IaaS
5 189 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 184 (2.06%) PaaS
7 173 (1.93%) SaaS
8 128 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 99 (1.11%) Mimecast
10 72 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 62 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 34 (0.38%) G Suite
13 33 (0.37%) OneDrive
14 32 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (0.32%) GitHub
16 28 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
17 23 (0.26%) Dropbox
18 22 (0.25%) Amazon S3
18 22 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
19 18 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2134 (23.85%) Firewall
2 1856 (20.74%) DNS
3 1445 (16.15%) SAN
4 1410 (15.76%) DHCP
5 1192 (13.32%) WAN
6 1175 (13.13%) TCP/IP
7 1171 (13.09%) LAN
8 881 (9.85%) VPN
9 534 (5.97%) VoIP
10 470 (5.25%) VLAN
11 416 (4.65%) Skype
12 339 (3.79%) Internet
13 312 (3.49%) Network Security
14 290 (3.24%) NAS
15 253 (2.83%) MPLS
16 239 (2.67%) Wireless
17 220 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
18 182 (2.03%) NetScaler
19 171 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
20 166 (1.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2286 (25.55%) SQL Server
2 436 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 263 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 255 (2.85%) MySQL
5 224 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 222 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 192 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 169 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 136 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 128 (1.43%) Relational Database
11 114 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 99 (1.11%) MongoDB
13 94 (1.05%) NoSQL
14 93 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 82 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
16 78 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
17 70 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
18 64 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
19 63 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
20 50 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 180 (2.01%) JIRA
2 165 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
3 159 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 146 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 138 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 130 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 95 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 68 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 48 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 44 (0.49%) Hudson
11 42 (0.47%) MSI
12 39 (0.44%) NuGet
13 38 (0.42%) MSBuild
14 31 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 30 (0.34%) Subversion
16 29 (0.32%) Bitbucket
17 20 (0.22%) Vagrant
18 13 (0.15%) Selenium
19 12 (0.13%) JUnit
19 12 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 1459 (16.31%) Finance
2 506 (5.66%) Banking
3 312 (3.49%) Retail
4 271 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 225 (2.51%) Legal
6 213 (2.38%) Law
7 194 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 169 (1.89%) Investment Banking
9 160 (1.79%) Marketing
10 146 (1.63%) Advertising
11 123 (1.37%) Retail Banking
12 108 (1.21%) Games
13 106 (1.18%) Back Office
14 38 (0.42%) Military
15 34 (0.38%) Electronics
16 33 (0.37%) Automotive
17 29 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 27 (0.30%) Financial Institution
19 23 (0.26%) Publishing
20 22 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1496 (16.72%) Analyst
2 1467 (16.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1432 (16.01%) Support Engineer
4 960 (10.73%) IT Support
5 864 (9.66%) Support Analyst
6 766 (8.56%) IT Engineer
7 666 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
8 660 (7.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 616 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 612 (6.84%) Administrator
11 495 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
12 446 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
13 394 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
14 375 (4.19%) Infrastructure Support
15 373 (4.17%) Applications Support
16 370 (4.14%) Server Engineer
17 362 (4.05%) IT Analyst
18 355 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
19 350 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 327 (3.65%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 685 (7.66%) .NET
2 318 (3.55%) ASP.NET
3 297 (3.32%) HTML
4 250 (2.79%) CSS
5 249 (2.78%) Web Services
6 186 (2.08%) XML
7 109 (1.22%) .NET Framework
8 105 (1.17%) jQuery
9 87 (0.97%) HTML5
9 87 (0.97%) Middleware
10 64 (0.72%) LAMP
11 61 (0.68%) JSON
12 56 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 54 (0.60%) Ajax
13 54 (0.60%) AngularJS
14 48 (0.54%) WCF
15 44 (0.49%) SOAP
16 42 (0.47%) REST
17 40 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
18 37 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 679 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 508 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 367 (4.10%) Clustering
4 290 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 256 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 243 (2.72%) Driving Licence
7 200 (2.24%) Replication
8 180 (2.01%) Blackberry
9 116 (1.30%) Hedge funds
9 116 (1.30%) iPad
10 114 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
11 111 (1.24%) User Experience
12 101 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 98 (1.10%) Fat Client
13 98 (1.10%) Thin Client
14 92 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
15 84 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
16 73 (0.82%) PKI
16 73 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
17 72 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8914 (99.63%) Windows
2 2937 (32.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 2819 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 1633 (18.25%) Linux
5 1484 (16.59%) Windows 7
6 1185 (13.24%) Windows 10
7 798 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 636 (7.11%) Windows 8
9 383 (4.28%) Unix
10 328 (3.67%) Windows XP
11 239 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 195 (2.18%) Mac OS X
13 184 (2.06%) CentOS
14 174 (1.94%) Android
15 151 (1.69%) Apple iOS
16 113 (1.26%) Ubuntu
17 101 (1.13%) Mac OS
18 88 (0.98%) Debian
19 68 (0.76%) Windows Vista
20 65 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2086 (23.32%) ITIL
2 581 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
3 555 (6.20%) DevOps
4 531 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 517 (5.78%) Migration
6 474 (5.30%) Project Management
7 414 (4.63%) Change Management
8 372 (4.16%) Service Delivery
9 353 (3.95%) Mentoring
10 351 (3.92%) Service Management
11 328 (3.67%) CRM
12 317 (3.54%) High Availability
12 317 (3.54%) Problem Management
13 300 (3.35%) Information Security
14 279 (3.12%) Configuration Management
15 266 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
16 249 (2.78%) Data Protection
17 246 (2.75%) Asset Management
18 235 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
19 233 (2.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2131 (23.82%) SQL
2 1656 (18.51%) PowerShell
3 467 (5.22%) C#
4 348 (3.89%) JavaScript
5 301 (3.36%) Java
6 259 (2.89%) T-SQL
7 226 (2.53%) Python
8 176 (1.97%) Shell Script
9 164 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 145 (1.62%) PHP
11 118 (1.32%) VBScript
12 113 (1.26%) Perl
13 112 (1.25%) VB
14 94 (1.05%) C
15 77 (0.86%) Ruby
16 68 (0.76%) VBA
17 49 (0.55%) C++
18 37 (0.41%) PL/SQL
19 34 (0.38%) VB.NET
20 21 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1413 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 940 (10.51%) MCSE
3 807 (9.02%) Degree
4 687 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
5 600 (6.71%) MCSA
6 584 (6.53%) CCNA
7 388 (4.34%) MCP
8 339 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 283 (3.16%) MCITP
10 248 (2.77%) Security Cleared
11 206 (2.30%) CCNP
12 194 (2.17%) CISSP
13 179 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 149 (1.67%) SC Cleared
15 142 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
16 137 (1.53%) CISM
17 122 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
18 117 (1.31%) MCTS
19 78 (0.87%) DV Cleared
20 68 (0.76%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 627 (7.01%) SLA
2 321 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 177 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 86 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 63 (0.70%) QA
6 48 (0.54%) GDPR
7 44 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 37 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 32 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.26%) PMO
11 22 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 17 (0.19%) Data Quality
13 16 (0.18%) HL7
14 15 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 14 (0.16%) COBIT
16 13 (0.15%) ISO 22301
17 7 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 6 (0.067%) WAI
19 5 (0.056%) GCP
19 5 (0.056%) SEPA
System Software
1 5431 (60.70%) Active Directory
2 2487 (27.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1934 (21.62%) Hyper-V
4 736 (8.23%) vSphere
5 610 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
6 587 (6.56%) XenApp
7 353 (3.95%) XenDesktop
8 168 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
9 156 (1.74%) Terminal Services
10 146 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
11 141 (1.58%) XenServer
12 140 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 110 (1.23%) Docker
14 68 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
15 64 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
16 60 (0.67%) VirtualBox
17 57 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 47 (0.53%) DFS Replication
19 41 (0.46%) vCloud
20 40 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1074 (12.00%) SCCM
2 598 (6.68%) SCOM
3 322 (3.60%) Puppet
4 284 (3.17%) WSUS
5 257 (2.87%) Backup Exec
5 257 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
6 198 (2.21%) Ansible
7 181 (2.02%) vCenter Server
8 161 (1.80%) Nagios
9 94 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
10 90 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
11 78 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 66 (0.74%) SCVMM
13 62 (0.69%) AirWatch
13 62 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
14 58 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
15 55 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 54 (0.60%) SCOrch
17 53 (0.59%) SCDPM
18 50 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4725 (52.81%) Microsoft
2 4222 (47.19%) VMware
3 1947 (21.76%) Cisco
4 1616 (18.06%) Citrix
5 887 (9.91%) HP
6 462 (5.16%) Oracle
7 449 (5.02%) NetApp
8 400 (4.47%) Dell
8 400 (4.47%) Veeam
9 320 (3.58%) Red Hat
10 273 (3.05%) Symantec
11 256 (2.86%) Juniper
12 231 (2.58%) EMC
13 225 (2.51%) Apple
14 184 (2.06%) IBM
15 182 (2.03%) CheckPoint
16 158 (1.77%) Avaya
17 142 (1.59%) SolarWinds
18 138 (1.54%) SonicWALL
19 135 (1.51%) Splunk