Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 56 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 7,101 8,490 8,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.89% 4.92% 5.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.30% 20.98% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,086 7,244 7,792
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% -1.39% +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 33,334 40,475 41,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 23.47% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 26,509 32,761 34,518
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +5 6,709 £40,000 - 347
UK excluding London +7 4,616 £37,500 +5.63% 269
London +2 2,335 £50,000 +5.26% 90
South East +3 1,475 £38,250 +7.75% 67
North of England +12 1,045 £36,000 +2.86% 90
Midlands -1 751 £39,750 +13.57% 48
South West -4 573 £38,500 +15.79% 27
East of England +15 527 £37,500 -3.85% 25
North West +3 495 £36,000 +2.86% 49
Yorkshire +5 473 £36,000 -1.37% 33
West Midlands -3 471 £40,000 +19.40% 33
East Midlands +11 279 £37,500 - 15
Scotland -4 171 £36,000 -4.00% 8
North East +25 81 £35,500 +9.23% 8
Wales -8 73 £40,000 +15.94% 3
Northern Ireland -37 8 £37,500 +36.36%
Channel Islands +5 4 £42,000 -40.00%
Isle of Man -9 4 £45,000 +45.16% 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 7,071 (99.58%) Windows
2 4,278 (60.25%) Active Directory
3 3,789 (53.36%) Microsoft
4 3,239 (45.61%) VMware
5 2,620 (36.90%) Office 365
6 2,179 (30.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,020 (28.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1,950 (27.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,727 (24.32%) Hyper-V
10 1,668 (23.49%) Firewall
11 1,667 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 1,665 (23.45%) ITIL
13 1,646 (23.18%) DNS
14 1,625 (22.88%) SQL Server
15 1,615 (22.74%) PowerShell
16 1,596 (22.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,593 (22.43%) SQL
18 1,442 (20.31%) Linux
19 1,429 (20.12%) MS Exchange
20 1,390 (19.57%) Cisco
21 1,334 (18.79%) DHCP
22 1,165 (16.41%) Windows 10
23 1,118 (15.74%) Citrix
24 1,098 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
25 1,045 (14.72%) Microsoft Certification
26 1,023 (14.41%) SCCM
27 1,002 (14.11%) Finance
28 1,001 (14.10%) Windows 7
29 995 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
30 968 (13.63%) 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 1,429 (20.12%) MS Exchange
2 789 (11.11%) IIS
3 601 (8.46%) SharePoint
4 433 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 328 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 324 (4.56%) Skype for Business
7 206 (2.90%) Apache
8 123 (1.73%) Tomcat
9 106 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 101 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 49 (0.69%) Confluence
12 48 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 41 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
14 40 (0.56%) WebSphere
15 36 (0.51%) Umbraco
16 33 (0.46%) CMS
17 32 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
18 26 (0.37%) WebLogic
19 25 (0.35%) OpenStack
20 24 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1,098 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.084%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.056%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.056%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.028%) ArchiCAD
10 2 (0.028%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.028%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.028%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.028%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.028%) Revit
11 1 (0.014%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.014%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 69 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.17%) JDE OneWorld
4 12 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.099%) Odoo
6 7 (0.099%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.099%) Workfront
7 6 (0.084%) Eagle PACE
7 6 (0.084%) Eikon
7 6 (0.084%) Front Arena
7 6 (0.084%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.084%) Sage CRM
7 6 (0.084%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.084%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2,620 (36.90%) Office 365
2 2,179 (30.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 995 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
4 317 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 266 (3.75%) IaaS
6 265 (3.73%) SaaS
7 151 (2.13%) PaaS
8 107 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 93 (1.31%) Mimecast
10 74 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 59 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 58 (0.82%) Power Platform
13 56 (0.79%) OneDrive
14 53 (0.75%) GitHub
15 47 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
16 43 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
17 42 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 41 (0.58%) Amazon S3
19 36 (0.51%) G Suite
19 36 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,668 (23.49%) Firewall
2 1,646 (23.18%) DNS
3 1,334 (18.79%) DHCP
4 925 (13.03%) WAN
5 911 (12.83%) LAN
6 833 (11.73%) TCP/IP
7 789 (11.11%) SAN
8 641 (9.03%) VPN
9 472 (6.65%) VLAN
10 386 (5.44%) VoIP
11 271 (3.82%) Skype
12 264 (3.72%) Internet
13 249 (3.51%) Wireless
14 244 (3.44%) Network Security
15 213 (3.00%) NAS
16 169 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
17 168 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
18 160 (2.25%) MPLS
19 143 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
20 139 (1.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,625 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 218 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 196 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 158 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 146 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 137 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 122 (1.72%) MySQL
8 116 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 97 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 71 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 66 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 58 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 50 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
14 45 (0.63%) NoSQL
15 44 (0.62%) Power BI
16 43 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
17 41 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
18 37 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
19 36 (0.51%) DB2
20 31 (0.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 166 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 120 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 120 (1.69%) JIRA
3 118 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 99 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 97 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 75 (1.06%) TeamCity
7 60 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 53 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 38 (0.54%) Vagrant
10 36 (0.51%) Subversion
11 35 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 35 (0.49%) Travis CI
12 34 (0.48%) Hudson
12 34 (0.48%) Selenium
13 29 (0.41%) Bitbucket
14 23 (0.32%) Maven
15 22 (0.31%) MSBuild
15 22 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
16 17 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,002 (14.11%) Finance
2 269 (3.79%) Banking
3 204 (2.87%) Retail
4 197 (2.77%) Legal
5 183 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 182 (2.56%) Law
7 102 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 95 (1.34%) Marketing
9 75 (1.06%) Back Office
10 65 (0.92%) Electronics
11 46 (0.65%) Advertising
12 35 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 30 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 28 (0.39%) Front Office
15 26 (0.37%) Military
16 24 (0.34%) Games
17 23 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 21 (0.30%) Automotive
19 17 (0.24%) Publishing
20 16 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,311 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,162 (16.36%) Analyst
3 991 (13.96%) Support Engineer
4 763 (10.74%) IT Support
5 676 (9.52%) IT Engineer
6 617 (8.69%) Support Analyst
7 434 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 421 (5.93%) Windows Engineer
9 415 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
10 405 (5.70%) Administrator
11 400 (5.63%) IT Analyst
12 356 (5.01%) Systems Engineer
13 339 (4.77%) IT Support Engineer
14 319 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
15 297 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
16 289 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 286 (4.03%) Consultant
18 268 (3.77%) Server Engineer
19 254 (3.58%) Infrastructure Support
20 249 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (5.44%) .NET
2 266 (3.75%) Web Services
3 178 (2.51%) HTML
4 160 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 145 (2.04%) CSS
6 134 (1.89%) XML
7 103 (1.45%) jQuery
8 95 (1.34%) .NET Framework
9 70 (0.99%) JSON
10 68 (0.96%) AngularJS
11 56 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 54 (0.76%) SOAP
13 46 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
14 44 (0.62%) REST
15 41 (0.58%) LDAP
16 40 (0.56%) WCF
17 38 (0.54%) .NET Core
18 37 (0.52%) Middleware
19 34 (0.48%) ASP.NET Core
20 33 (0.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 590 (8.31%) Data Centre
2 464 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 349 (4.91%) Clustering
4 297 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
5 236 (3.32%) Driving Licence
6 184 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 167 (2.35%) Replication
8 156 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 140 (1.97%) PKI
10 137 (1.93%) Public Cloud
11 110 (1.55%) Fintech
12 94 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 94 (1.32%) User Experience
13 83 (1.17%) iPhone
14 76 (1.07%) Hedge funds
15 74 (1.04%) Fat Client
15 74 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
15 74 (1.04%) Thin Client
16 70 (0.99%) Blackberry
17 60 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7,071 (99.58%) Windows
2 2,020 (28.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,667 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,442 (20.31%) Linux
5 1,165 (16.41%) Windows 10
6 1,001 (14.10%) Windows 7
7 354 (4.99%) Windows 8
8 302 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 265 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 257 (3.62%) Unix
11 195 (2.75%) CentOS
12 134 (1.89%) Android
13 132 (1.86%) Ubuntu
14 118 (1.66%) Apple iOS
15 88 (1.24%) Windows XP
16 86 (1.21%) Mac OS X
17 60 (0.84%) Debian
18 59 (0.83%) AIX
19 58 (0.82%) Mac OS
20 49 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,665 (23.45%) ITIL
2 1,596 (22.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 968 (13.63%) Problem-Solving
4 564 (7.94%) DevOps
5 539 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
6 532 (7.49%) Migration
7 476 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 354 (4.99%) Project Management
9 335 (4.72%) Service Delivery
10 320 (4.51%) Mentoring
11 313 (4.41%) Service Management
12 294 (4.14%) Change Management
12 294 (4.14%) Server Management
13 275 (3.87%) High Availability
14 261 (3.68%) Configuration Management
15 254 (3.58%) Presales
16 247 (3.48%) Problem Management
17 223 (3.14%) Cybersecurity
18 221 (3.11%) Patch Management
19 216 (3.04%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1,615 (22.74%) PowerShell
2 1,593 (22.43%) SQL
3 334 (4.70%) C#
4 293 (4.13%) Python
5 237 (3.34%) T-SQL
6 212 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 207 (2.92%) Java
8 177 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 128 (1.80%) C
10 93 (1.31%) VBScript
11 89 (1.25%) Shell Script
12 84 (1.18%) Perl
13 80 (1.13%) Ruby
14 59 (0.83%) PHP
15 55 (0.77%) VB
16 50 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 41 (0.58%) C++
18 36 (0.51%) PL/SQL
19 27 (0.38%) VBA
20 21 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 1,045 (14.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 657 (9.25%) MCSE
3 519 (7.31%) Degree
4 499 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
4 499 (7.03%) MCSA
5 419 (5.90%) CCNA
6 367 (5.17%) Security Cleared
7 259 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 234 (3.30%) MCP
9 212 (2.99%) SC Cleared
10 190 (2.68%) CCNP
11 136 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
12 129 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 129 (1.82%) MCITP
13 121 (1.70%) DV Cleared
14 79 (1.11%) A+ Certification
15 76 (1.07%) CISSP
16 70 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
17 61 (0.86%) DBS Check
18 44 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 549 (7.73%) SLA
2 247 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 166 (2.34%) GDPR
4 136 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 103 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 58 (0.82%) PMO
7 55 (0.77%) QA
8 41 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 35 (0.49%) HIPAA
10 34 (0.48%) WAI
11 30 (0.42%) ISO 9001
12 27 (0.38%) JSP 440
13 26 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 25 (0.35%) COBIT
15 17 (0.24%) HL7
15 17 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.21%) ISO 22301
17 10 (0.14%) GAMP
17 10 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
18 7 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 4,278 (60.25%) Active Directory
2 1,950 (27.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,727 (24.32%) Hyper-V
4 528 (7.44%) vSphere
5 500 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
6 412 (5.80%) XenApp
7 216 (3.04%) XenDesktop
8 213 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
9 206 (2.90%) Docker
10 188 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
11 96 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 75 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 68 (0.96%) Firmware
14 62 (0.87%) Terminal Services
15 58 (0.82%) VirtualBox
16 57 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
17 55 (0.77%) BitLocker
18 54 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
19 51 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 42 (0.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,023 (14.41%) SCCM
2 351 (4.94%) SCOM
3 306 (4.31%) Ansible
4 296 (4.17%) Puppet
5 263 (3.70%) WSUS
6 208 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
7 173 (2.44%) Backup Exec
8 169 (2.38%) Terraform
9 153 (2.15%) Kubernetes
10 141 (1.99%) vCenter Server
11 140 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
12 123 (1.73%) SCVMM
13 93 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
14 89 (1.25%) Nagios
15 74 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
16 62 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
17 61 (0.86%) AirWatch
18 56 (0.79%) SCOrch
19 46 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
19 46 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3,789 (53.36%) Microsoft
2 3,239 (45.61%) VMware
3 1,390 (19.57%) Cisco
4 1,118 (15.74%) Citrix
5 602 (8.48%) HP
6 371 (5.22%) Veeam
7 362 (5.10%) Dell
8 304 (4.28%) NetApp
9 299 (4.21%) Oracle
10 268 (3.77%) Red Hat
11 215 (3.03%) Apple
12 213 (3.00%) EMC
13 164 (2.31%) Symantec
14 163 (2.30%) SolarWinds
15 146 (2.06%) IBM
16 137 (1.93%) Splunk
17 134 (1.89%) Avaya
18 125 (1.76%) Juniper
19 119 (1.68%) ServiceNow
20 117 (1.65%) F5