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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 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 140 74 56
Rank change year-on-year -66 -18 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 4,686 3,766 4,366
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.85% 4.06% 4.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.14% 21.42% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,845 3,274 3,705
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 30,943 17,584 19,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.82% 18.97% 21.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16,378 13,801 15,788
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26 May 2022.

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 26 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -52 4,198 £42,500 - 732
UK excluding London -20 3,030 £40,000 - 624
Work from Home -80 1,663 £45,000 - 216
London -89 1,377 £50,000 -1.96% 153
North of England -8 852 £38,000 -5.00% 195
South East -14 849 £41,000 -3.53% 165
Midlands -21 520 £40,000 - 103
North West -11 413 £37,500 -12.79% 94
Yorkshire -6 337 £37,500 -3.85% 75
East of England -18 313 £37,500 -6.25% 43
West Midlands -28 305 £42,500 - 51
South West -44 260 £39,775 +13.64% 73
East Midlands -1 215 £30,000 -25.00% 52
Scotland -41 154 £45,000 +11.11% 24
North East +2 100 £40,000 - 26
Wales -55 61 £42,750 +23.02% 11
Northern Ireland +18 37 £37,000 -17.78% 11

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, 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 4,667 (99.59%) Windows
2 2,815 (60.07%) Active Directory
3 2,661 (56.79%) Microsoft
4 2,395 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
5 2,362 (50.41%) Azure
6 1,815 (38.73%) VMware
7 1,236 (26.38%) Firewall
8 1,163 (24.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,102 (23.52%) DNS
10 1,089 (23.24%) Social Skills
11 1,043 (22.26%) ITIL
12 1,037 (22.13%) PowerShell
13 1,027 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 974 (20.79%) Linux
15 946 (20.19%) SQL Server
16 912 (19.46%) AWS
17 885 (18.89%) Windows 10
18 884 (18.86%) DHCP
19 859 (18.33%) SQL
20 766 (16.35%) Cisco
21 751 (16.03%) Hyper-V
22 696 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
23 687 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
24 676 (14.43%) MS Exchange
25 669 (14.28%) Problem-Solving
26 647 (13.81%) Finance
27 627 (13.38%) Citrix
28 603 (12.87%) Windows Server 2016
29 598 (12.76%) SharePoint
30 592 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 676 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 598 (12.76%) SharePoint
3 499 (10.65%) IIS
4 136 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 130 (2.77%) JBoss
6 92 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 91 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 86 (1.84%) Apache
9 72 (1.54%) Confluence
10 56 (1.20%) Skype for Business
11 54 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
12 37 (0.79%) CMS
13 32 (0.68%) nginx
14 24 (0.51%) OpenStack
15 22 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
16 15 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
17 14 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.30%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.26%) Kentico
Applications
1 696 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
2 161 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.085%) EngageOne
9 2 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.021%) CATIA
10 1 (0.021%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.021%) Revit
10 1 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 51 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.96%) Sentinel
3 43 (0.92%) Temenos T24
4 21 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 21 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 14 (0.30%) Sage 200
6 10 (0.21%) Line 50
7 7 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.13%) BambooHR
8 6 (0.13%) MetaTrader
9 4 (0.085%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 4 (0.085%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.085%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.064%) Workfront
11 2 (0.043%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.043%) Magento
11 2 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.021%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.021%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2,395 (51.11%) Microsoft 365
2 2,362 (50.41%) Azure
3 912 (19.46%) AWS
4 592 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 239 (5.10%) OneDrive
6 237 (5.06%) IaaS
7 232 (4.95%) SaaS
8 226 (4.82%) GCP
9 200 (4.27%) PaaS
10 137 (2.92%) Serverless
11 136 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
12 135 (2.88%) Mimecast
13 126 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
14 119 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
15 105 (2.24%) Power Platform
16 100 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 99 (2.11%) Azure Stack
18 98 (2.09%) AWS CodePipeline
19 97 (2.07%) OpenShift
20 95 (2.03%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 1,236 (26.38%) Firewall
2 1,102 (23.52%) DNS
3 884 (18.86%) DHCP
4 585 (12.48%) WAN
5 554 (11.82%) LAN
6 519 (11.08%) VPN
7 423 (9.03%) SAN
8 415 (8.86%) TCP/IP
9 261 (5.57%) VoIP
10 246 (5.25%) VLAN
11 232 (4.95%) Internet
12 214 (4.57%) Wireless
13 183 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
14 172 (3.67%) Remote Desktop
15 123 (2.62%) Network Security
16 98 (2.09%) NAS
17 86 (1.84%) SD-WAN
18 82 (1.75%) Skype
19 77 (1.64%) SSL
20 67 (1.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 946 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 134 (2.86%) MySQL
3 103 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 101 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 89 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 80 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
8 72 (1.54%) Power BI
9 65 (1.39%) RDBMS
10 57 (1.22%) NoSQL
11 50 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 42 (0.90%) MongoDB
13 41 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
14 40 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 30 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
16 28 (0.60%) DTS
16 28 (0.60%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
18 20 (0.43%) Tableau
19 18 (0.38%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 305 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 211 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 126 (2.69%) JIRA
4 120 (2.56%) Subversion
5 69 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 54 (1.15%) TeamCity
7 43 (0.92%) Bitbucket
8 28 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
9 26 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (0.55%) Visual Studio
10 23 (0.49%) Spinnaker
11 21 (0.45%) MSBuild
11 21 (0.45%) Travis CI
12 19 (0.41%) GitLab
12 19 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (0.30%) ReSharper
14 11 (0.23%) Chocolatey
14 11 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 10 (0.21%) NUnit
16 9 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 1,089 (23.24%) Social Skills
2 647 (13.81%) Finance
3 346 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 254 (5.42%) Manufacturing
5 192 (4.10%) Law
6 183 (3.91%) Telecoms
7 173 (3.69%) Legal
8 151 (3.22%) Public Sector
9 116 (2.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 86 (1.84%) Banking
11 85 (1.81%) Advertising
12 83 (1.77%) Retail
13 78 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
14 75 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
15 62 (1.32%) Marketing
16 60 (1.28%) Presentation Skills
17 39 (0.83%) Games
18 32 (0.68%) Back Office
19 29 (0.62%) Local Government
20 27 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 889 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 725 (15.47%) Analyst
3 679 (14.49%) Support Engineer
4 571 (12.19%) IT Engineer
5 536 (11.44%) IT Support
6 370 (7.90%) Support Analyst
7 349 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 274 (5.85%) IT Support Engineer
9 254 (5.42%) IT Analyst
10 230 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 229 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
12 228 (4.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 216 (4.61%) Cloud Engineer
14 207 (4.42%) Administrator
15 186 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 170 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
17 167 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
18 162 (3.46%) IT Support Analyst
19 151 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
20 146 (3.12%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (4.87%) .NET
2 161 (3.44%) Elastic Stack
3 91 (1.94%) HTML
4 71 (1.52%) Web Services
5 63 (1.34%) CSS
6 56 (1.20%) REST
7 52 (1.11%) LDAP
8 45 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 44 (0.94%) .NET Core
10 41 (0.87%) SAML
11 40 (0.85%) ASP.NET
12 36 (0.77%) Middleware
13 35 (0.75%) COM
14 30 (0.64%) Node.js
15 27 (0.58%) AngularJS
15 27 (0.58%) IBM Integration Bus
16 24 (0.51%) .NET Framework
16 24 (0.51%) JSON
16 24 (0.51%) XML
17 23 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 385 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 237 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
3 203 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 167 (3.56%) Linux Command Line
5 154 (3.29%) Replication
6 140 (2.99%) Clustering
7 134 (2.86%) Public Cloud
8 132 (2.82%) Driving Licence
9 110 (2.35%) Life Science
10 97 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
11 85 (1.81%) PKI
12 83 (1.77%) User Experience
13 81 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
14 69 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
15 63 (1.34%) Private Cloud
16 61 (1.30%) NHS
17 57 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
18 53 (1.13%) Mobile App
19 52 (1.11%) Smartphone
20 47 (1.00%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4,667 (99.59%) Windows
2 974 (20.79%) Linux
3 885 (18.89%) Windows 10
4 687 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 603 (12.87%) Windows Server 2016
6 497 (10.61%) Windows Server 2019
7 369 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 211 (4.50%) Unix
9 201 (4.29%) Windows 7
10 155 (3.31%) Android
11 131 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 107 (2.28%) Mac OS
13 97 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 91 (1.94%) Apple iOS
15 67 (1.43%) CentOS
16 63 (1.34%) Windows 8
17 53 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 52 (1.11%) Ubuntu
19 28 (0.60%) VMS
19 28 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,043 (22.26%) ITIL
2 1,027 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 669 (14.28%) Problem-Solving
4 590 (12.59%) DevOps
5 434 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 428 (9.13%) Agile
7 424 (9.05%) Service Delivery
8 357 (7.62%) Change Management
9 333 (7.11%) CI/CD
10 320 (6.83%) Migration
11 301 (6.42%) Project Management
12 296 (6.32%) Service Management
13 290 (6.19%) Incident Management
14 287 (6.12%) Business Continuity
15 284 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
16 283 (6.04%) Mentoring
17 249 (5.31%) Project Delivery
18 248 (5.29%) High Availability
19 239 (5.10%) ITSM
20 217 (4.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1,037 (22.13%) PowerShell
2 859 (18.33%) SQL
3 249 (5.31%) Python
4 240 (5.12%) C#
5 195 (4.16%) Bash
6 112 (2.39%) T-SQL
7 91 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 77 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 73 (1.56%) Java
10 47 (1.00%) Perl
11 39 (0.83%) VBScript
12 37 (0.79%) VB
13 31 (0.66%) Go
13 31 (0.66%) Groovy
14 29 (0.62%) C
14 29 (0.62%) VB.NET
15 27 (0.58%) Ruby
16 25 (0.53%) VBA
17 24 (0.51%) PL/SQL
18 21 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 537 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 427 (9.11%) Degree
3 321 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 262 (5.59%) MCSE
5 225 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
6 206 (4.40%) SC Cleared
7 202 (4.31%) CCNA
8 168 (3.59%) MCSA
9 123 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
10 108 (2.30%) MCP
11 82 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 82 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 73 (1.56%) DV Cleared
13 56 (1.20%) CCNP
14 55 (1.17%) CISSP
15 54 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 43 (0.92%) DBS Check
17 38 (0.81%) MCITP
18 36 (0.77%) HND
19 33 (0.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 493 (10.52%) SLA
2 158 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 113 (2.41%) GDPR
4 100 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 68 (1.45%) QA
6 47 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 45 (0.96%) NIST
8 20 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 14 (0.30%) PMO
10 11 (0.23%) Accessibility
11 9 (0.19%) HL7
11 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.13%) NCSC
13 4 (0.085%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.085%) SOC 2
14 3 (0.064%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.064%) SOC 1
System Software
1 2,815 (60.07%) Active Directory
2 1,163 (24.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 751 (16.03%) Hyper-V
4 315 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
5 248 (5.29%) Docker
6 245 (5.23%) vSphere
7 193 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
8 152 (3.24%) XenApp
9 91 (1.94%) XenDesktop
10 85 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
11 70 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
12 54 (1.15%) Terminal Services
13 32 (0.68%) Firmware
13 32 (0.68%) VMware NSX
14 31 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 26 (0.55%) KVM
15 26 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 20 (0.43%) Xen
17 16 (0.34%) NFS
18 15 (0.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 553 (11.80%) SCCM
2 402 (8.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 356 (7.60%) Terraform
4 346 (7.38%) Ansible
5 316 (6.74%) Kubernetes
6 186 (3.97%) Puppet
7 168 (3.59%) WSUS
8 148 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
9 132 (2.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 107 (2.28%) SCOM
11 98 (2.09%) vCenter Server
12 81 (1.73%) FortiGate
13 71 (1.52%) Backup Exec
14 67 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
15 62 (1.32%) Grafana
16 51 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
17 41 (0.87%) Nagios
18 38 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
19 37 (0.79%) ZABBIX
20 36 (0.77%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2,661 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 1,815 (38.73%) VMware
3 766 (16.35%) Cisco
4 627 (13.38%) Citrix
5 372 (7.94%) Veeam
6 275 (5.87%) HP
7 255 (5.44%) Oracle
8 177 (3.78%) Dell
9 154 (3.29%) Sophos
10 144 (3.07%) Meraki
11 135 (2.88%) Red Hat
12 128 (2.73%) Google
13 123 (2.62%) Splunk
14 114 (2.43%) Apple
15 108 (2.30%) SolarWinds
16 107 (2.28%) ServiceNow
17 95 (2.03%) IBM
18 90 (1.92%) NetApp
19 77 (1.64%) Avaya
20 67 (1.43%) EMC