Microsoft Windows Server
UK

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 2 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 62 113 102
Rank change year-on-year +51 -11 -39
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2,454 3,860 4,301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.60% 3.08% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 18.61% 19.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,124 3,280 3,737
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £33,250 £32,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.33%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,630 £55,000
90th Percentile £73,025 £73,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -

All Operating Systems
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,201 20,743 22,444
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 16.55% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 7,153 13,901 16,216
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,581 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £91,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2 December 2023.

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 2 December 2023. 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 +48 2,248 £45,000 - 1,015
UK excluding London +30 1,727 £41,000 +2.50% 846
Work from Home +42 886 £50,000 +5.26% 378
London +91 671 £60,000 +9.09% 226
South East +49 527 £44,000 +17.33% 236
North of England +39 382 £37,500 - 237
Midlands +23 308 £44,000 +3.53% 153
South West +42 242 £40,000 -8.57% 96
West Midlands +31 207 £42,500 - 99
Yorkshire +37 191 £35,000 -2.78% 88
North West +23 156 £45,000 +13.46% 110
Scotland +59 119 £47,500 +11.76% 39
East of England +10 111 £36,000 -10.00% 82
East Midlands +6 100 £47,500 +9.20% 54
North East +21 36 £35,000 +7.69% 43
Wales -2 34 £44,207 -1.76% 23
Northern Ireland +5 15 £37,500 - 13

Windows Server
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 330 (13.45%) SharePoint
2 219 (8.92%) MS Exchange
3 131 (5.34%) IIS
4 32 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 20 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (0.65%) Apache
7 14 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (0.41%) CMS
10 8 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.29%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.20%) Confluence
12 5 (0.20%) WordPress
13 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.081%) nginx
14 2 (0.081%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.081%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.041%) Kentico
15 1 (0.041%) Umbraco
Applications
1 218 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.53%) AutoCAD
3 13 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.37%) PTC Creo
4 9 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.081%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.041%) Revit
6 1 (0.041%) Trello
Business Applications
1 5 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
2 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.12%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.081%) EuroRunner
4 2 (0.081%) Fidessa
4 2 (0.081%) Misys Equation
4 2 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.081%) Salerio
5 1 (0.041%) Endur
5 1 (0.041%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.041%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.041%) PlanetPress Connect
5 1 (0.041%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.041%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.041%) Softmar
5 1 (0.041%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,320 (53.79%) Azure
2 1,310 (53.38%) Microsoft 365
3 393 (16.01%) Entra ID
4 385 (15.69%) AWS
5 123 (5.01%) IaaS
6 112 (4.56%) Azure DevOps
7 92 (3.75%) PaaS
7 92 (3.75%) SaaS
8 87 (3.55%) OneDrive
9 70 (2.85%) GCP
10 50 (2.04%) Mimecast
11 48 (1.96%) Power Platform
12 37 (1.51%) Azure Monitor
13 36 (1.47%) WhatsApp
14 33 (1.34%) GitHub
15 31 (1.26%) Serverless
16 29 (1.18%) Azure Storage
17 28 (1.14%) Rubrik
18 27 (1.10%) Power Automate
19 25 (1.02%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 711 (28.97%) DNS
2 652 (26.57%) Firewall
3 627 (25.55%) DHCP
4 336 (13.69%) WAN
5 333 (13.57%) LAN
6 320 (13.04%) VPN
7 297 (12.10%) TCP/IP
8 222 (9.05%) SAN
9 199 (8.11%) VLAN
10 166 (6.76%) Wireless
11 149 (6.07%) Wi-Fi
12 103 (4.20%) VoIP
13 74 (3.02%) Internet
14 72 (2.93%) Network Security
15 68 (2.77%) Remote Desktop
16 66 (2.69%) NAS
17 65 (2.65%) SNMP
18 46 (1.87%) SD-WAN
19 40 (1.63%) HTTP
20 39 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
3 36 (1.47%) Power BI
4 35 (1.43%) MySQL
5 25 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 19 (0.77%) DB2
9 15 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.61%) SAP HANA
10 14 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 14 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.49%) Metadata
12 8 (0.33%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.33%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.24%) GIS
14 5 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (2.73%) Git
2 32 (1.30%) JIRA
3 25 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.02%) Robot Framework
4 24 (0.98%) Selenium
5 18 (0.73%) GitLab
6 17 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 17 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
7 14 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (0.41%) Chocolatey
9 9 (0.37%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.20%) MSI
11 4 (0.16%) NUnit
11 4 (0.16%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.081%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.081%) Subversion
13 2 (0.081%) Visual Studio
General
1 631 (25.71%) Social Skills
2 278 (11.33%) Finance
3 203 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (3.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 86 (3.50%) Public Sector
6 81 (3.30%) Telecoms
7 80 (3.26%) Law
8 72 (2.93%) Legal
9 65 (2.65%) Manufacturing
10 61 (2.49%) Banking
10 61 (2.49%) Retail
11 55 (2.24%) Organisational Skills
12 34 (1.39%) Documentation Skills
13 23 (0.94%) Games
13 23 (0.94%) Military
14 21 (0.86%) Marketing
15 20 (0.81%) Back Office
15 20 (0.81%) Investment Banking
16 19 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 537 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 435 (17.73%) Support Engineer
3 371 (15.12%) Senior
4 327 (13.33%) IT Engineer
5 275 (11.21%) Analyst
6 260 (10.59%) IT Support
7 178 (7.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 176 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 154 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 147 (5.99%) IT Support Engineer
11 142 (5.79%) Support Analyst
12 134 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 126 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
13 126 (5.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 103 (4.20%) Administrator
15 100 (4.07%) Lead
16 99 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
17 93 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
18 88 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
19 85 (3.46%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (2.61%) .NET
2 45 (1.83%) Web Services
3 37 (1.51%) ARM Templates
4 27 (1.10%) XML
5 25 (1.02%) YAML
6 23 (0.94%) JSON
7 18 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (0.73%) REST
8 16 (0.65%) HTML
9 15 (0.61%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.53%) .NET Framework
11 12 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (0.49%) Middleware
12 11 (0.45%) 802.1X
13 10 (0.41%) CSS
14 9 (0.37%) LDAP
14 9 (0.37%) SAML
15 7 (0.29%) Entity Framework
15 7 (0.29%) HTML5
15 7 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 185 (7.54%) Data Centre
2 99 (4.03%) Driving Licence
3 93 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (3.38%) Clustering
5 79 (3.22%) Replication
6 73 (2.97%) PKI
7 72 (2.93%) Management Information System
8 65 (2.65%) Public Cloud
9 38 (1.55%) CMDB
10 34 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 34 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (1.22%) Onboarding
12 29 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 28 (1.14%) Life Science
14 24 (0.98%) EFT
15 23 (0.94%) Fat Client
15 23 (0.94%) Thin Client
16 22 (0.90%) Private Cloud
17 18 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
17 18 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,422 (98.70%) Windows
2 441 (17.97%) Linux
3 391 (15.93%) Windows 10
4 385 (15.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 365 (14.87%) Windows Server 2019
6 346 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 84 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 80 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (3.06%) Android
10 71 (2.89%) Unix
11 67 (2.73%) Mac OS
11 67 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 64 (2.61%) Windows 7
13 42 (1.71%) Apple iOS
13 42 (1.71%) Windows 8
14 41 (1.67%) Ubuntu
15 33 (1.34%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.69%) Windows NT
17 16 (0.65%) VMS
18 15 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (26.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 481 (19.60%) ITIL
3 467 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
4 356 (14.51%) Customer Service
5 233 (9.49%) DevOps
6 210 (8.56%) Cybersecurity
7 206 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 178 (7.25%) Agile
9 171 (6.97%) Migration
10 146 (5.95%) Mentoring
11 144 (5.87%) Project Delivery
12 140 (5.70%) Infrastructure as Code
13 134 (5.46%) Change Management
14 122 (4.97%) Service Management
15 116 (4.73%) High Availability
16 114 (4.65%) Incident Management
17 110 (4.48%) Server Management
18 106 (4.32%) Problem Management
19 104 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
20 93 (3.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 734 (29.91%) PowerShell
2 403 (16.42%) SQL
3 209 (8.52%) Python
4 92 (3.75%) Bash
5 60 (2.44%) C#
6 44 (1.79%) VBScript
7 42 (1.71%) Java
8 33 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 25 (1.02%) JavaScript
10 20 (0.81%) VB
11 19 (0.77%) Bicep
11 19 (0.77%) Perl
12 16 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.61%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.57%) PHP
14 14 (0.57%) Ruby
15 13 (0.53%) Korn
16 9 (0.37%) MATLAB
17 8 (0.33%) C
18 5 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 347 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 346 (14.10%) Degree
3 233 (9.49%) SC Cleared
4 186 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 169 (6.89%) DV Cleared
6 135 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
7 99 (4.03%) MCSE
8 81 (3.30%) Azure Certification
9 74 (3.02%) CCNA
10 69 (2.81%) MCSA
11 52 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 45 (1.83%) DBS Check
13 43 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 38 (1.55%) MCP
15 33 (1.34%) CCNP
16 32 (1.30%) A+ Certification
16 32 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
17 26 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
18 23 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
19 19 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (6.64%) SLA
2 86 (3.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 77 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (1.47%) QA
5 25 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 20 (0.81%) GDPR
7 16 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.61%) NIST
9 13 (0.53%) Accessibility
10 7 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.29%) NCSC
10 7 (0.29%) PMO
11 6 (0.24%) ITGC
12 5 (0.20%) SOC 2
13 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.081%) NIST 800
15 1 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.041%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.041%) RMADS
15 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,616 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 788 (32.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 559 (22.78%) Hyper-V
4 153 (6.23%) VMware ESXi
5 143 (5.83%) vSphere
6 95 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
7 75 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
8 73 (2.97%) Firmware
9 47 (1.92%) Docker
10 35 (1.43%) XenApp
11 34 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
12 31 (1.26%) VMware NSX
13 21 (0.86%) XenDesktop
14 17 (0.69%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.57%) vCloud
16 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.29%) DFS Replication
19 6 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
19 6 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 364 (14.83%) Microsoft Intune
2 342 (13.94%) SCCM
3 151 (6.15%) SCOM
4 150 (6.11%) Terraform
5 135 (5.50%) Ansible
6 89 (3.63%) Puppet
7 86 (3.50%) vCenter Server
8 82 (3.34%) WSUS
9 65 (2.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 64 (2.61%) Kubernetes
11 53 (2.16%) FortiGate
12 50 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
13 43 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
14 40 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 29 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
16 23 (0.94%) Grafana
16 23 (0.94%) Nessus
17 22 (0.90%) SCVMM
18 21 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
19 14 (0.57%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 1,469 (59.86%) Microsoft
2 1,123 (45.76%) VMware
3 371 (15.12%) Cisco
4 240 (9.78%) Citrix
5 193 (7.86%) Veeam
6 145 (5.91%) HP
7 91 (3.71%) Meraki
8 86 (3.50%) Dell
9 85 (3.46%) Red Hat
10 83 (3.38%) ServiceNow
11 78 (3.18%) Google
12 66 (2.69%) Oracle
13 56 (2.28%) Apple
14 51 (2.08%) Sophos
15 49 (2.00%) Commvault
15 49 (2.00%) SolarWinds
16 46 (1.87%) SAP
17 45 (1.83%) Aruba
18 43 (1.75%) Palo Alto
19 41 (1.67%) Symantec