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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 45 35
Rank change year-on-year -10 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 4582 5342 6637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.15% 5.43% 6.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.46% 21.35% 22.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4004 4721 5677
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  

Windows Server is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 22398 25022 29004
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 25.19% 25.43% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 41454 49230 58484
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Top 12 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 4304 £40,000 +3.89% 575
UK excluding London -12 2755 £35,000 -2.77% 433
London -1 1715 £47,500 +5.55% 174
South East -5 921 £35,000 -9.09% 111
North of England -20 669 £35,000 -4.10% 118
Midlands -6 391 £37,500 +10.29% 82
East of England -4 340 £37,500 +5.63% 44
South West -17 269 £34,000 +4.61% 45
Scotland -13 85 £35,000 - 17
Wales -5 66 £34,000 +7.93% 10
Northern Ireland -2 12 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Channel Islands +9 3 £65,000 -13.33%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8972 (99.76%) Windows
2 5388 (59.91%) Active Directory
3 4739 (52.69%) Microsoft
4 4315 (47.98%) VMware
5 3161 (35.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 2927 (32.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 2484 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2451 (27.25%) MS Exchange
9 2371 (26.36%) SQL Server
10 2200 (24.46%) Office 365
11 2146 (23.86%) SQL
12 2023 (22.49%) Firewall
13 2013 (22.38%) ITIL
14 1923 (21.38%) DNS
15 1916 (21.30%) Hyper-V
16 1903 (21.16%) Cisco
17 1761 (19.58%) Linux
18 1588 (17.66%) Citrix
19 1524 (16.94%) PowerShell
20 1463 (16.27%) DHCP
21 1453 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
22 1379 (15.33%) Windows 7
23 1367 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
24 1358 (15.10%) Finance
25 1323 (14.71%) SAN
26 1203 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
27 1160 (12.90%) TCP/IP
28 1149 (12.78%) WAN
29 1141 (12.69%) LAN
30 1104 (12.27%) IIS

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 2451 (27.25%) MS Exchange
2 1104 (12.27%) IIS
3 1059 (11.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 841 (9.35%) SharePoint
5 745 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 566 (6.29%) Skype for Business
7 261 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 210 (2.33%) Apache
9 170 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 135 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 113 (1.26%) Tomcat
12 107 (1.19%) CMS
13 104 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 90 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
15 72 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
16 71 (0.79%) WebSphere
17 66 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
18 64 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
19 53 (0.59%) nginx
20 45 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 1203 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
2 140 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 56 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.089%) SOLIDWORKS
7 7 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.056%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.044%) Abaqus
9 4 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.044%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.033%) PTC Creo
10 3 (0.033%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.022%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.011%) InCopy
12 1 (0.011%) InDesign
12 1 (0.011%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.011%) Revit
12 1 (0.011%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 150 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 31 (0.34%) Actimize
4 30 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 13 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.13%) Magento
9 9 (0.10%) iTrent
9 9 (0.10%) Maximo
9 9 (0.10%) ResourceLink
10 7 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.078%) Sage 200
10 7 (0.078%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.078%) thinkFolio
10 7 (0.078%) Workfront
11 6 (0.067%) Sage CRM
12 5 (0.056%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.056%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2200 (24.46%) Office 365
2 1453 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 900 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
4 261 (2.90%) IaaS
5 203 (2.26%) PaaS
6 191 (2.12%) SaaS
7 165 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 128 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 65 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 58 (0.64%) Mimecast
11 56 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
12 55 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 55 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 35 (0.39%) OneDrive
14 31 (0.34%) Amazon S3
15 24 (0.27%) G Suite
16 22 (0.24%) GitHub
17 19 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
18 18 (0.20%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 2023 (22.49%) Firewall
2 1923 (21.38%) DNS
3 1463 (16.27%) DHCP
4 1323 (14.71%) SAN
5 1160 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 1149 (12.78%) WAN
7 1141 (12.69%) LAN
8 839 (9.33%) VPN
9 504 (5.60%) VoIP
10 450 (5.00%) VLAN
11 415 (4.61%) Skype
12 366 (4.07%) Internet
13 313 (3.48%) Network Security
14 300 (3.34%) Wireless
15 285 (3.17%) NAS
16 241 (2.68%) MPLS
17 218 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
18 193 (2.15%) iSCSI
19 161 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
20 157 (1.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2371 (26.36%) SQL Server
2 516 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 350 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 287 (3.19%) MySQL
5 263 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 211 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 204 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 199 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 133 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 121 (1.35%) NoSQL
11 113 (1.26%) Relational Database
12 111 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 101 (1.12%) MongoDB
14 94 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
15 76 (0.85%) RDBMS
16 73 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
17 70 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
18 59 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
19 54 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
20 53 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 198 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 141 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 140 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 131 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 125 (1.39%) JIRA
6 113 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 99 (1.10%) Visual Studio
8 64 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 53 (0.59%) MSBuild
10 41 (0.46%) MSI
11 39 (0.43%) Hudson
12 37 (0.41%) Vagrant
13 34 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
14 32 (0.36%) Subversion
15 24 (0.27%) NuGet
16 22 (0.24%) Bitbucket
17 17 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
18 16 (0.18%) SilkPerformer
18 16 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 16 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 1358 (15.10%) Finance
2 401 (4.46%) Banking
3 283 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 245 (2.72%) Retail
5 243 (2.70%) Legal
6 221 (2.46%) Law
7 179 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 155 (1.72%) Marketing
9 127 (1.41%) Advertising
10 114 (1.27%) Back Office
11 102 (1.13%) Games
12 74 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 43 (0.48%) Automotive
14 39 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 31 (0.34%) Electronics
15 31 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.33%) Front Office
17 27 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
18 26 (0.29%) Publishing
19 25 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1482 (16.48%) Analyst
2 1475 (16.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1469 (16.33%) Support Engineer
4 949 (10.55%) IT Support
5 847 (9.42%) Support Analyst
6 775 (8.62%) Windows Engineer
7 705 (7.84%) IT Engineer
8 679 (7.55%) Administrator
9 658 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 573 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
11 506 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
12 451 (5.01%) Systems Administrator
13 420 (4.67%) IT Support Engineer
14 419 (4.66%) Server Engineer
15 397 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support
16 383 (4.26%) IT Analyst
17 375 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
18 355 (3.95%) Applications Support
19 335 (3.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 334 (3.71%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 767 (8.53%) .NET
2 327 (3.64%) ASP.NET
3 302 (3.36%) Web Services
4 292 (3.25%) HTML
5 237 (2.64%) CSS
6 219 (2.43%) XML
7 117 (1.30%) .NET Framework
8 98 (1.09%) Middleware
9 92 (1.02%) LAMP
10 87 (0.97%) jQuery
11 80 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 79 (0.88%) JSON
13 67 (0.74%) HTML5
14 65 (0.72%) SOAP
15 64 (0.71%) AngularJS
16 61 (0.68%) REST
17 51 (0.57%) Ajax
18 50 (0.56%) XSLT
19 46 (0.51%) MSMQ
20 44 (0.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 683 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 475 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 421 (4.68%) Clustering
4 285 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 261 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 255 (2.84%) Driving Licence
7 202 (2.25%) Blackberry
8 189 (2.10%) Replication
9 121 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 119 (1.32%) iPad
11 106 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
12 104 (1.16%) PKI
13 102 (1.13%) Public Cloud
14 96 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 89 (0.99%) iPhone
16 87 (0.97%) Fat Client
16 87 (0.97%) Thin Client
17 83 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
18 72 (0.80%) User Experience
19 67 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8972 (99.76%) Windows
2 3161 (35.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 2927 (32.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1761 (19.58%) Linux
5 1379 (15.33%) Windows 7
6 929 (10.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 920 (10.23%) Windows 10
8 570 (6.34%) Windows 8
9 431 (4.79%) Unix
10 336 (3.74%) Windows XP
11 282 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 200 (2.22%) CentOS
13 190 (2.11%) Mac OS X
14 187 (2.08%) Android
15 158 (1.76%) Apple iOS
16 128 (1.42%) Ubuntu
17 106 (1.18%) Mac OS
18 86 (0.96%) Solaris
19 83 (0.92%) Debian
20 79 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2013 (22.38%) ITIL
2 593 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
3 583 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 537 (5.97%) DevOps
5 512 (5.69%) Migration
6 425 (4.73%) Project Management
7 413 (4.59%) High Availability
8 380 (4.23%) Change Management
9 373 (4.15%) Mentoring
10 366 (4.07%) Service Delivery
11 328 (3.65%) Service Management
12 310 (3.45%) Configuration Management
13 291 (3.24%) Problem Management
14 289 (3.21%) CRM
15 286 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
16 247 (2.75%) Information Security
17 246 (2.74%) Presales
18 217 (2.41%) Incident Management
19 214 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
20 213 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2146 (23.86%) SQL
2 1524 (16.94%) PowerShell
3 458 (5.09%) C#
4 324 (3.60%) JavaScript
5 297 (3.30%) Java
6 251 (2.79%) Python
7 228 (2.54%) T-SQL
8 193 (2.15%) Bash Shell
9 170 (1.89%) PHP
10 164 (1.82%) VBScript
11 163 (1.81%) VB
12 138 (1.53%) Perl
13 120 (1.33%) Shell Script
14 109 (1.21%) C
15 71 (0.79%) Ruby
16 66 (0.73%) C++
17 63 (0.70%) VBA
18 40 (0.44%) PL/SQL
19 39 (0.43%) VB.NET
20 22 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1367 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 887 (9.86%) MCSE
3 770 (8.56%) Degree
4 742 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
5 624 (6.94%) CCNA
6 604 (6.72%) MCSA
7 404 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 368 (4.09%) MCP
9 276 (3.07%) Security Cleared
10 273 (3.04%) CCNP
11 256 (2.85%) MCITP
12 182 (2.02%) SC Cleared
13 155 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 152 (1.69%) CISSP
15 136 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
16 115 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
17 99 (1.10%) MCTS
18 89 (0.99%) CISM
19 80 (0.89%) CCA
20 75 (0.83%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 664 (7.38%) SLA
2 233 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 153 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 86 (0.96%) QA
5 40 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 32 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 31 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 28 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 24 (0.27%) GDPR
11 23 (0.26%) PMO
12 18 (0.20%) HL7
13 14 (0.16%) Data Quality
14 11 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.078%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.078%) WAI
16 4 (0.044%) SSAE 16
17 2 (0.022%) COBIT
17 2 (0.022%) Def Stans
17 2 (0.022%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5388 (59.91%) Active Directory
2 2484 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1916 (21.30%) Hyper-V
4 766 (8.52%) vSphere
5 590 (6.56%) XenApp
6 559 (6.22%) VMware ESXi
7 288 (3.20%) XenDesktop
8 149 (1.66%) Terminal Services
9 141 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
10 109 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
11 91 (1.01%) XenServer
12 82 (0.91%) Docker
13 79 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
14 69 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 63 (0.70%) vCloud
16 52 (0.58%) KVM
17 51 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
18 48 (0.53%) VMware Server
19 47 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 46 (0.51%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1055 (11.73%) SCCM
2 508 (5.65%) SCOM
3 324 (3.60%) Puppet
4 261 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 260 (2.89%) Backup Exec
6 227 (2.52%) WSUS
7 165 (1.83%) Ansible
8 161 (1.79%) Nagios
9 150 (1.67%) vCenter Server
10 115 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
11 100 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
12 86 (0.96%) NetBackup
13 66 (0.73%) AirWatch
14 63 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 59 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
16 58 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
17 54 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
18 46 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
19 45 (0.50%) SCVMM
20 34 (0.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4739 (52.69%) Microsoft
2 4315 (47.98%) VMware
3 1903 (21.16%) Cisco
4 1588 (17.66%) Citrix
5 904 (10.05%) HP
6 519 (5.77%) NetApp
7 475 (5.28%) Oracle
8 383 (4.26%) Dell
9 371 (4.12%) Red Hat
10 355 (3.95%) Veeam
11 259 (2.88%) Symantec
12 246 (2.74%) EMC
13 238 (2.65%) Apple
14 236 (2.62%) Juniper
15 225 (2.50%) CheckPoint
16 180 (2.00%) SonicWALL
17 175 (1.95%) IBM
18 146 (1.62%) Avaya
18 146 (1.62%) SolarWinds
19 130 (1.45%) McAfee
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