Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 56 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 7,782 9,035 10,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.80% 5.06% 5.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.82% 20.63% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,611 7,819 8,890
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 37,378 43,787 46,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.06% 24.54% 24.75%
Number of salaries quoted 30,185 35,291 39,605
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,110 £24,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £78,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 0 7,316 £40,000 - 1,092
UK excluding London 0 4,702 £36,000 +2.86% 818
London +5 2,889 £48,000 -4.00% 325
South East -5 1,563 £37,500 +7.14% 187
North of England +5 1,113 £35,000 +14.75% 228
Midlands +12 727 £37,500 +7.14% 140
East of England +9 601 £37,500 +7.14% 113
North West +1 543 £34,500 +15.00% 106
Yorkshire -9 475 £35,000 +11.11% 106
West Midlands +10 459 £37,500 +7.14% 86
South West -15 435 £34,000 -5.56% 99
East Midlands +11 272 £37,500 +7.14% 53
Scotland -34 149 £37,000 -12.94% 30
Wales -11 119 £36,000 +20.00% 19
North East +8 95 £35,000 - 16
Northern Ireland 0 11 £27,500 -24.14% 2
Channel Islands - 8 £34,250 -
Isle of Man - 5 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 7,725 (99.27%) Windows
2 4,771 (61.31%) Active Directory
3 4,223 (54.27%) Microsoft
4 3,498 (44.95%) VMware
5 2,740 (35.21%) Office 365
6 2,362 (30.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2,080 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2,069 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 2,019 (25.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,859 (23.89%) SQL Server
11 1,779 (22.86%) MS Exchange
12 1,776 (22.82%) Firewall
13 1,724 (22.15%) DNS
14 1,685 (21.65%) ITIL
15 1,675 (21.52%) SQL
16 1,658 (21.31%) PowerShell
17 1,619 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,613 (20.73%) Linux
19 1,582 (20.33%) Hyper-V
20 1,502 (19.30%) Windows 10
21 1,400 (17.99%) DHCP
22 1,383 (17.77%) Citrix
23 1,320 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
24 1,262 (16.22%) Cisco
25 1,222 (15.70%) Finance
26 1,219 (15.66%) Windows 7
27 1,179 (15.15%) SCCM
28 1,077 (13.84%) TCP/IP
29 1,006 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
30 998 (12.82%) 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 1,779 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 718 (9.23%) SharePoint
3 715 (9.19%) IIS
4 586 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 458 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 356 (4.57%) Skype for Business
7 178 (2.29%) Apache
8 127 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 126 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 117 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 107 (1.37%) Confluence
12 86 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 55 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 54 (0.69%) nginx
15 52 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 49 (0.63%) CMS
17 48 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
18 43 (0.55%) OpenStack
18 43 (0.55%) WebSphere
19 42 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,320 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 49 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 11 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.051%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.026%) Windchill
11 1 (0.013%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.013%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.013%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.013%) Maya
11 1 (0.013%) NUKE
11 1 (0.013%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 85 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.18%) Relativity
5 12 (0.15%) Concordance
5 12 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.10%) Orchard Housing
9 7 (0.090%) Sage 200
10 6 (0.077%) Cognos TM1
11 5 (0.064%) Elite 3E
11 5 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.064%) Sage CRM
11 5 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.051%) C-CURE
12 4 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 3 (0.039%) Advent Geneva
13 3 (0.039%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2,740 (35.21%) Office 365
2 2,019 (25.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 982 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
4 252 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 237 (3.05%) IaaS
6 204 (2.62%) SaaS
7 157 (2.02%) PaaS
8 126 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
9 119 (1.53%) Mimecast
10 97 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 67 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
12 66 (0.85%) G Suite
13 57 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 57 (0.73%) OneDrive
14 52 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
15 44 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 33 (0.42%) Amazon S3
17 32 (0.41%) GitHub
18 28 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 20 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,776 (22.82%) Firewall
2 1,724 (22.15%) DNS
3 1,400 (17.99%) DHCP
4 1,077 (13.84%) TCP/IP
5 962 (12.36%) SAN
6 960 (12.34%) LAN
7 919 (11.81%) WAN
8 649 (8.34%) VPN
9 427 (5.49%) VLAN
10 398 (5.11%) VoIP
11 323 (4.15%) Skype
12 307 (3.95%) Network Security
13 285 (3.66%) Internet
14 268 (3.44%) Wireless
15 205 (2.63%) NAS
16 203 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
17 200 (2.57%) Remote Desktop
18 152 (1.95%) iSCSI
19 147 (1.89%) NetScaler
20 135 (1.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,859 (23.89%) SQL Server
2 291 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 202 (2.60%) MySQL
4 198 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 182 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 133 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 132 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 121 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 107 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 101 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 91 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
12 90 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 83 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
14 69 (0.89%) RDBMS
15 68 (0.87%) NoSQL
16 65 (0.84%) MongoDB
17 62 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
18 49 (0.63%) Big Data
18 49 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
19 48 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 233 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 184 (2.36%) JIRA
3 169 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 121 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 121 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 95 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 77 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 71 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 58 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 54 (0.69%) Bitbucket
9 54 (0.69%) Subversion
9 54 (0.69%) WinDbg
10 48 (0.62%) Vagrant
11 33 (0.42%) MSBuild
12 30 (0.39%) MSI
13 26 (0.33%) Maven
14 24 (0.31%) Hudson
15 21 (0.27%) Travis CI
16 18 (0.23%) Selenium
17 15 (0.19%) GitLab
General
1 1,222 (15.70%) Finance
2 318 (4.09%) Banking
3 257 (3.30%) Retail
4 230 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 213 (2.74%) Law
5 213 (2.74%) Legal
6 111 (1.43%) Marketing
7 100 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 98 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 85 (1.09%) Back Office
10 59 (0.76%) Advertising
11 45 (0.58%) Games
12 38 (0.49%) Electronics
13 36 (0.46%) French Language
14 33 (0.42%) German Language
15 32 (0.41%) Automotive
15 32 (0.41%) Front Office
16 29 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 24 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 21 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,341 (17.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,297 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1,252 (16.09%) Analyst
4 875 (11.24%) IT Support
5 696 (8.94%) Support Analyst
6 641 (8.24%) IT Engineer
7 560 (7.20%) Administrator
8 509 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
9 472 (6.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 421 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
11 399 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
12 396 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support
13 378 (4.86%) IT Support Engineer
14 376 (4.83%) IT Analyst
15 328 (4.21%) Consultant
16 323 (4.15%) Desktop Support
17 314 (4.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 302 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support
19 297 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
20 295 (3.79%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (5.58%) .NET
2 356 (4.57%) Web Services
3 230 (2.96%) HTML
4 145 (1.86%) CSS
5 135 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 122 (1.57%) Middleware
7 103 (1.32%) XML
8 100 (1.29%) .NET Framework
9 95 (1.22%) jQuery
10 83 (1.07%) AngularJS
11 66 (0.85%) JSON
12 65 (0.84%) LDAP
13 63 (0.81%) SOAP
14 57 (0.73%) REST
15 54 (0.69%) WCF
16 52 (0.67%) LAMP
17 47 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
18 46 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 45 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
20 44 (0.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 669 (8.60%) Data Centre
2 562 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 293 (3.77%) Clustering
4 286 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 244 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 209 (2.69%) Driving Licence
7 190 (2.44%) Replication
8 188 (2.42%) PKI
9 183 (2.35%) Computer Science
10 153 (1.97%) Public Cloud
11 113 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 111 (1.43%) Fat Client
12 111 (1.43%) Fintech
12 111 (1.43%) Thin Client
13 110 (1.41%) Blackberry
14 97 (1.25%) Hedge funds
15 91 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
16 85 (1.09%) User Experience
17 81 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
18 78 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7,725 (99.27%) Windows
2 2,362 (30.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 2,069 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,613 (20.73%) Linux
5 1,502 (19.30%) Windows 10
6 1,219 (15.66%) Windows 7
7 462 (5.94%) Windows 8
8 395 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 347 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 300 (3.86%) Unix
11 208 (2.67%) Android
11 208 (2.67%) CentOS
12 179 (2.30%) Apple iOS
13 177 (2.27%) Mac OS X
14 147 (1.89%) Ubuntu
15 114 (1.46%) Windows XP
16 109 (1.40%) Mac OS
17 70 (0.90%) AIX
18 68 (0.87%) Solaris
19 34 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,685 (21.65%) ITIL
2 1,619 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,006 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
4 681 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 583 (7.49%) DevOps
6 520 (6.68%) Migration
7 505 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 440 (5.65%) Project Management
9 419 (5.38%) Service Management
10 383 (4.92%) Problem Management
11 346 (4.45%) Incident Management
11 346 (4.45%) Service Delivery
12 299 (3.84%) Mentoring
13 292 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
14 291 (3.74%) Change Management
15 272 (3.50%) High Availability
16 270 (3.47%) Configuration Management
17 250 (3.21%) Presales
18 238 (3.06%) Cybersecurity
19 230 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,675 (21.52%) SQL
2 1,658 (21.31%) PowerShell
3 343 (4.41%) Python
4 320 (4.11%) C#
5 280 (3.60%) JavaScript
6 258 (3.32%) Java
7 233 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 179 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 144 (1.85%) VBScript
10 142 (1.82%) Perl
11 112 (1.44%) PHP
12 94 (1.21%) Ruby
13 84 (1.08%) C
14 83 (1.07%) VB
15 75 (0.96%) C++
16 74 (0.95%) Shell Script
17 62 (0.80%) VBA
18 44 (0.57%) PL/SQL
19 32 (0.41%) Korn
20 26 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 998 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 676 (8.69%) MCSE
3 645 (8.29%) Degree
4 472 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
5 393 (5.05%) MCSA
6 392 (5.04%) CCNA
7 340 (4.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 319 (4.10%) Security Cleared
9 259 (3.33%) MCP
10 182 (2.34%) CCNP
10 182 (2.34%) SC Cleared
11 139 (1.79%) MCITP
12 137 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
13 119 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
14 86 (1.11%) CISSP
15 78 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
16 69 (0.89%) CEH
17 64 (0.82%) DV Cleared
18 59 (0.76%) GIAC
19 55 (0.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 497 (6.39%) SLA
2 227 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 134 (1.72%) GDPR
4 81 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 66 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 65 (0.84%) QA
7 50 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 37 (0.48%) PMO
9 30 (0.39%) Data Quality
10 21 (0.27%) HIPAA
10 21 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 20 (0.26%) HL7
12 15 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 15 (0.19%) WAI
13 9 (0.12%) COBIT
13 9 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.077%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.064%) Disclosure Scotland
16 5 (0.064%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 4,771 (61.31%) Active Directory
2 2,080 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,582 (20.33%) Hyper-V
4 570 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
5 517 (6.64%) XenApp
6 504 (6.48%) vSphere
7 341 (4.38%) XenDesktop
8 206 (2.65%) Docker
9 179 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
10 156 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
11 118 (1.52%) Terminal Services
12 116 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
13 91 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 84 (1.08%) XenServer
15 69 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 68 (0.87%) BitLocker
17 60 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
18 55 (0.71%) Firmware
19 53 (0.68%) VirtualBox
20 30 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,179 (15.15%) SCCM
2 429 (5.51%) SCOM
3 268 (3.44%) Puppet
4 265 (3.41%) WSUS
5 250 (3.21%) Ansible
6 246 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
7 187 (2.40%) vCenter Server
8 176 (2.26%) Backup Exec
9 119 (1.53%) Terraform
10 104 (1.34%) Kubernetes
11 98 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
12 94 (1.21%) SCOrch
13 92 (1.18%) Nagios
14 91 (1.17%) vRealize
15 80 (1.03%) SCVMM
16 79 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
17 75 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
18 67 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
19 61 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
20 60 (0.77%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4,223 (54.27%) Microsoft
2 3,498 (44.95%) VMware
3 1,383 (17.77%) Citrix
4 1,262 (16.22%) Cisco
5 541 (6.95%) HP
6 424 (5.45%) Oracle
7 414 (5.32%) Veeam
8 323 (4.15%) Red Hat
9 305 (3.92%) NetApp
10 288 (3.70%) Dell
11 283 (3.64%) Apple
12 198 (2.54%) Symantec
13 192 (2.47%) SolarWinds
14 186 (2.39%) Google
15 181 (2.33%) EMC
16 171 (2.20%) ServiceNow
17 160 (2.06%) McAfee
18 158 (2.03%) Sophos
19 156 (2.00%) Avaya
20 131 (1.68%) IBM