Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 56 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 8,367 9,203 11,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.82% 5.15% 5.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.85% 20.95% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7,046 8,108 9,839
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,156 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +0.45% - -

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 40,125 43,929 51,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.14% 24.58% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 32,282 36,143 44,041
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,520
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,210 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.52% - +3.90%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +1 7,845 £40,000 - 905
UK excluding London -3 5,245 £35,156 +0.45% 700
London -7 2,888 £47,500 - 265
South East -7 1,756 £36,500 -1.35% 179
North of England -2 1,131 £36,176 +3.36% 204
Midlands +15 821 £35,000 -4.11% 118
East of England +1 673 £38,500 +2.67% 72
North West +3 591 £35,000 - 103
South West +7 588 £33,000 -2.94% 67
West Midlands +17 527 £35,000 -3.45% 71
Yorkshire -10 474 £37,125 +9.19% 86
East Midlands +10 298 £37,500 - 47
Scotland -14 177 £37,500 -0.66% 36
Wales -9 120 £35,000 +6.06% 19
North East -24 66 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Northern Ireland -2 15 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Isle of Man - 10 £29,500 - 2
Channel Islands -3 4 £70,000 +7.69%

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8,333 (99.59%) Windows
2 5,002 (59.78%) Active Directory
3 4,441 (53.08%) Microsoft
4 3,823 (45.69%) VMware
5 2,721 (32.52%) Office 365
6 2,587 (30.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2,434 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 2,286 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,180 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 2,001 (23.92%) SQL Server
11 1,879 (22.46%) MS Exchange
12 1,834 (21.92%) Hyper-V
13 1,795 (21.45%) ITIL
14 1,764 (21.08%) Firewall
15 1,756 (20.99%) SQL
16 1,711 (20.45%) DNS
17 1,640 (19.60%) PowerShell
18 1,542 (18.43%) Linux
19 1,532 (18.31%) Citrix
20 1,444 (17.26%) Windows 10
21 1,442 (17.23%) Cisco
22 1,351 (16.15%) DHCP
23 1,350 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
24 1,289 (15.41%) Windows 7
25 1,258 (15.04%) Finance
26 1,180 (14.10%) SCCM
27 1,150 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
28 1,130 (13.51%) TCP/IP
29 1,110 (13.27%) SAN
30 1,028 (12.29%) Problem-Solving

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 1,879 (22.46%) MS Exchange
2 835 (9.98%) IIS
3 777 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 633 (7.57%) SharePoint
5 590 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 383 (4.58%) Skype for Business
7 179 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 173 (2.07%) Apache
9 126 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 108 (1.29%) Confluence
11 105 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 91 (1.09%) WebLogic
13 85 (1.02%) JBoss
14 82 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 80 (0.96%) WebSphere
16 60 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
17 53 (0.63%) OpenStack
18 44 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
19 43 (0.51%) CMS
19 43 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 1,350 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 158 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.084%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.072%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.060%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.048%) ProjectWise
9 4 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.036%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.036%) Stata
11 2 (0.024%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.012%) Maya
12 1 (0.012%) Revit
12 1 (0.012%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.012%) SketchUp
12 1 (0.012%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 70 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.31%) Elite 3E
4 17 (0.20%) Documaker
4 17 (0.20%) Relativity
5 15 (0.18%) Workfront
6 14 (0.17%) Concordance
7 13 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.084%) Sage X3
11 6 (0.072%) Sage 200
12 5 (0.060%) Orchard Housing
12 5 (0.060%) Veritas eDiscovery
13 4 (0.048%) Carpe Diem
13 4 (0.048%) MetaTrader
13 4 (0.048%) Tradar
13 4 (0.048%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2,721 (32.52%) Office 365
2 2,180 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,010 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
4 284 (3.39%) IaaS
5 212 (2.53%) SaaS
6 195 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 168 (2.01%) PaaS
8 145 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 138 (1.65%) Mimecast
10 73 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 73 (0.87%) OneDrive
11 69 (0.82%) G Suite
12 65 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
13 50 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
14 39 (0.47%) GitHub
15 34 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
16 32 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 28 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (0.31%) Amazon S3
19 16 (0.19%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1,764 (21.08%) Firewall
2 1,711 (20.45%) DNS
3 1,351 (16.15%) DHCP
4 1,130 (13.51%) TCP/IP
5 1,110 (13.27%) SAN
6 1,024 (12.24%) LAN
7 974 (11.64%) WAN
8 656 (7.84%) VPN
9 366 (4.37%) VLAN
10 332 (3.97%) VoIP
11 316 (3.78%) Network Security
12 309 (3.69%) Skype
13 226 (2.70%) NAS
14 224 (2.68%) Internet
15 221 (2.64%) Wireless
16 199 (2.38%) NetScaler
17 169 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
18 163 (1.95%) SSL
19 160 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
20 138 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,001 (23.92%) SQL Server
2 266 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 206 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 183 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 181 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 167 (2.00%) MySQL
7 140 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 125 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 114 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
10 105 (1.25%) Relational Database
11 90 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 86 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
13 83 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
14 77 (0.92%) MongoDB
15 61 (0.73%) RDBMS
16 60 (0.72%) Big Data
17 54 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
18 52 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
19 51 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 46 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 196 (2.34%) JIRA
2 191 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 159 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 136 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 119 (1.42%) TeamCity
6 102 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 89 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 65 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 56 (0.67%) Subversion
10 53 (0.63%) Bitbucket
10 53 (0.63%) Vagrant
11 34 (0.41%) MSI
12 30 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 28 (0.33%) WinDbg
14 27 (0.32%) GoCD
15 23 (0.27%) Maven
16 22 (0.26%) Gerrit
17 20 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
18 19 (0.23%) Selenium
19 17 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 1,258 (15.04%) Finance
2 287 (3.43%) Retail
3 249 (2.98%) Banking
4 231 (2.76%) Law
5 204 (2.44%) Legal
6 200 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 144 (1.72%) Marketing
8 143 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.27%) Advertising
10 73 (0.87%) Back Office
11 68 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 65 (0.78%) German Language
13 61 (0.73%) Games
14 43 (0.51%) Billing
15 38 (0.45%) Front Office
16 33 (0.39%) Automotive
17 31 (0.37%) Financial Institution
18 28 (0.33%) Electronics
19 26 (0.31%) French Language
19 26 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,422 (17.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,381 (16.51%) Analyst
3 1,321 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 856 (10.23%) IT Support
5 793 (9.48%) Support Analyst
6 632 (7.55%) IT Engineer
7 549 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 537 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 487 (5.82%) Windows Engineer
10 464 (5.55%) Administrator
11 425 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
12 364 (4.35%) Consultant
13 359 (4.29%) IT Analyst
14 358 (4.28%) IT Support Engineer
15 351 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
16 331 (3.96%) Infrastructure Support
17 328 (3.92%) Desktop Support
18 325 (3.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 324 (3.87%) Applications Support
20 314 (3.75%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 575 (6.87%) .NET
2 379 (4.53%) Web Services
3 266 (3.18%) HTML
4 199 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 166 (1.98%) CSS
6 126 (1.51%) .NET Framework
7 123 (1.47%) XML
8 109 (1.30%) jQuery
9 95 (1.14%) AngularJS
10 94 (1.12%) Middleware
11 76 (0.91%) REST
12 64 (0.76%) SOAP
13 62 (0.74%) LDAP
14 57 (0.68%) JSON
15 56 (0.67%) HTML5
16 49 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 49 (0.59%) WCF
17 42 (0.50%) RESTful
18 41 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
19 32 (0.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 753 (9.00%) Data Centre
2 536 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 363 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
4 291 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 280 (3.35%) Clustering
6 265 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 229 (2.74%) Computer Science
8 187 (2.23%) Replication
9 137 (1.64%) Private Cloud
10 133 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 122 (1.46%) Blackberry
12 107 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 102 (1.22%) PKI
14 87 (1.04%) Fintech
15 85 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
16 84 (1.00%) Fat Client
16 84 (1.00%) Thin Client
17 83 (0.99%) iPhone
18 82 (0.98%) Hedge funds
19 76 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8,333 (99.59%) Windows
2 2,587 (30.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 2,434 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,542 (18.43%) Linux
5 1,444 (17.26%) Windows 10
6 1,289 (15.41%) Windows 7
7 453 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 422 (5.04%) Windows 8
9 304 (3.63%) Unix
10 278 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 176 (2.10%) Android
12 159 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 142 (1.70%) CentOS
14 141 (1.69%) Windows XP
15 109 (1.30%) Apple iOS
15 109 (1.30%) Mac OS
16 103 (1.23%) Solaris
17 91 (1.09%) Ubuntu
18 41 (0.49%) AIX
19 40 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,795 (21.45%) ITIL
2 1,028 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
3 625 (7.47%) DevOps
4 575 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 564 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
6 534 (6.38%) Project Management
7 530 (6.33%) Migration
8 383 (4.58%) Service Management
9 356 (4.25%) Service Delivery
10 344 (4.11%) Problem Management
11 291 (3.48%) Incident Management
12 284 (3.39%) Mentoring
13 278 (3.32%) Presales
14 266 (3.18%) Configuration Management
15 261 (3.12%) High Availability
16 249 (2.98%) Time Management
17 245 (2.93%) Change Management
18 230 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
19 227 (2.71%) Cybersecurity
20 223 (2.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,756 (20.99%) SQL
2 1,640 (19.60%) PowerShell
3 385 (4.60%) C#
4 334 (3.99%) JavaScript
5 272 (3.25%) Python
6 257 (3.07%) Java
7 208 (2.49%) T-SQL
8 200 (2.39%) Bash Shell
9 146 (1.74%) VBScript
10 115 (1.37%) Perl
11 85 (1.02%) C
12 82 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 82 (0.98%) VB
13 79 (0.94%) VBA
14 77 (0.92%) Ruby
15 76 (0.91%) PHP
16 56 (0.67%) PL/SQL
17 48 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 38 (0.45%) C++
19 12 (0.14%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1,150 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 834 (9.97%) Degree
3 792 (9.47%) MCSE
4 466 (5.57%) MCSA
5 455 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
6 388 (4.64%) CCNA
7 334 (3.99%) Security Cleared
8 315 (3.76%) MCP
9 308 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 207 (2.47%) MCITP
11 178 (2.13%) SC Cleared
12 174 (2.08%) CCNP
13 163 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
14 128 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
15 104 (1.24%) CISSP
16 84 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
17 66 (0.79%) DV Cleared
18 61 (0.73%) DBS Check
19 59 (0.71%) CCA
20 58 (0.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 585 (6.99%) SLA
2 246 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 121 (1.45%) GDPR
4 81 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 77 (0.92%) QA
6 55 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 45 (0.54%) COBIT
8 39 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 28 (0.33%) PMO
10 24 (0.29%) Data Quality
11 22 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 20 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 18 (0.22%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.11%) ISO 9000
15 8 (0.096%) GAMP
15 8 (0.096%) GCP
15 8 (0.096%) WAI
16 5 (0.060%) GPG13
16 5 (0.060%) ISO 14001
17 4 (0.048%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5,002 (59.78%) Active Directory
2 2,286 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,834 (21.92%) Hyper-V
4 676 (8.08%) VMware ESXi
5 629 (7.52%) XenApp
6 582 (6.96%) vSphere
7 419 (5.01%) XenDesktop
8 189 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 172 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
10 167 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
11 156 (1.86%) Docker
12 109 (1.30%) XenServer
13 107 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
14 105 (1.25%) Terminal Services
15 76 (0.91%) Firmware
16 71 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 62 (0.74%) BitLocker
18 61 (0.73%) VirtualBox
19 42 (0.50%) DFS Replication
20 41 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,180 (14.10%) SCCM
2 469 (5.61%) SCOM
3 260 (3.11%) Puppet
4 231 (2.76%) WSUS
5 217 (2.59%) Backup Exec
6 206 (2.46%) Ansible
7 201 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
8 194 (2.32%) vCenter Server
9 112 (1.34%) SCOrch
9 112 (1.34%) Terraform
10 106 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
11 100 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
12 95 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
13 87 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
14 86 (1.03%) SCVMM
15 84 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 83 (0.99%) AirWatch
17 76 (0.91%) Kubernetes
17 76 (0.91%) Nagios
18 74 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4,441 (53.08%) Microsoft
2 3,823 (45.69%) VMware
3 1,532 (18.31%) Citrix
4 1,442 (17.23%) Cisco
5 667 (7.97%) HP
6 442 (5.28%) Oracle
7 406 (4.85%) Veeam
8 323 (3.86%) NetApp
9 313 (3.74%) Dell
10 297 (3.55%) Apple
11 246 (2.94%) Red Hat
12 219 (2.62%) Symantec
13 195 (2.33%) SolarWinds
14 187 (2.23%) Google
15 167 (2.00%) McAfee
16 166 (1.98%) EMC
17 161 (1.92%) IBM
18 157 (1.88%) Avaya
19 148 (1.77%) Sophos
20 143 (1.71%) ServiceNow