Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 59 50
Rank change year-on-year -36 -9 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 4,301 2,534 6,667
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 4.55% 4.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.16% 21.43% 21.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,737 2,229 5,785
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £24,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £43,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% +11.69% -3.75%
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 22,442 11,823 30,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 21.23% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 16,215 9,956 24,720
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.22%

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 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the UK

Windows Server
Top 19 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 2021. 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 -33 3,831 £40,250 -5.29% 1,166
UK excluding London -8 2,996 £37,500 - 955
London -88 1,065 £52,500 -4.55% 272
Work from Home -16 934 £47,500 +2.15% 142
North of England +4 847 £37,500 -1.32% 279
South East -32 729 £41,000 -2.38% 219
Midlands +9 638 £37,500 +1.25% 187
North West +6 422 £35,000 -17.65% 154
West Midlands -1 380 £40,000 +6.67% 119
Yorkshire -9 303 £40,000 +19.40% 100
South West -35 284 £32,500 -7.14% 123
East Midlands +16 253 £35,000 -2.78% 66
East of England -24 251 £34,022 -10.88% 82
Scotland +10 172 £40,000 -5.88% 43
North East +1 122 £35,000 -14.63% 25
Wales -31 75 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Northern Ireland -36 10 £35,000 -33.33% 10
Channel Islands -7 2 £35,000 -36.36%
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 4,277 (99.44%) Windows
2 2,623 (60.99%) Active Directory
3 2,534 (58.92%) Microsoft
4 2,196 (51.06%) Microsoft 365
5 2,139 (49.73%) Azure
6 1,770 (41.15%) VMware
7 1,188 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,123 (26.11%) Social Skills
9 1,071 (24.90%) Firewall
10 1,014 (23.58%) PowerShell
11 961 (22.34%) Windows 10
12 959 (22.30%) DNS
13 931 (21.65%) SQL Server
14 858 (19.95%) Hyper-V
15 842 (19.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 810 (18.83%) Linux
17 809 (18.81%) ITIL
18 804 (18.69%) DHCP
19 779 (18.11%) SQL
20 753 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
21 697 (16.21%) AWS
22 689 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
23 663 (15.42%) Windows Server 2016
24 647 (15.04%) MS Exchange
25 608 (14.14%) Cisco
26 583 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
27 577 (13.42%) SharePoint
28 573 (13.32%) LAN
29 561 (13.04%) Windows Server 2019
30 557 (12.95%) WAN

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
1 647 (15.04%) MS Exchange
2 577 (13.42%) SharePoint
3 429 (9.97%) IIS
4 117 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 114 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 108 (2.51%) CMS
7 72 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 71 (1.65%) Confluence
9 68 (1.58%) Umbraco
10 62 (1.44%) Apache
10 62 (1.44%) EPiServer
10 62 (1.44%) Kentico
11 55 (1.28%) Headless CMS
12 42 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
13 39 (0.91%) Skype for Business
14 32 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
15 25 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
15 25 (0.58%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.49%) Drupal
17 20 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 583 (13.55%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.093%) MicroStation
7 4 (0.093%) Revit
7 4 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.070%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.023%) Maya
9 1 (0.023%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 24 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 15 (0.35%) SAP Business One
4 10 (0.23%) Sage 200
4 10 (0.23%) Sentinel
5 7 (0.16%) Workfront
6 6 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.12%) Magento
7 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.093%) BambooHR
8 4 (0.093%) Relativity
9 3 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.070%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.047%) Carpe Diem
10 2 (0.047%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.047%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
10 2 (0.047%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 1 (0.023%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2,196 (51.06%) Microsoft 365
2 2,139 (49.73%) Azure
3 697 (16.21%) AWS
4 466 (10.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 274 (6.37%) IaaS
6 230 (5.35%) SaaS
7 220 (5.12%) PaaS
8 201 (4.67%) OneDrive
9 129 (3.00%) GCP
10 93 (2.16%) Power Platform
11 88 (2.05%) Mimecast
12 72 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
13 69 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
14 68 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
15 56 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 51 (1.19%) Amazon S3
17 50 (1.16%) GitHub
18 44 (1.02%) Google Workspace
19 43 (1.00%) Serverless
20 37 (0.86%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,071 (24.90%) Firewall
2 959 (22.30%) DNS
3 804 (18.69%) DHCP
4 573 (13.32%) LAN
5 557 (12.95%) WAN
6 546 (12.69%) VPN
7 520 (12.09%) TCP/IP
8 376 (8.74%) SAN
9 257 (5.98%) VLAN
10 240 (5.58%) VoIP
11 210 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
12 207 (4.81%) Wireless
13 143 (3.32%) Remote Desktop
14 137 (3.19%) Network Security
15 108 (2.51%) NAS
16 94 (2.19%) MPLS
17 88 (2.05%) Unified Communications
18 87 (2.02%) Internet
19 73 (1.70%) SSL
20 61 (1.42%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 931 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 117 (2.72%) MySQL
3 91 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
4 57 (1.33%) Power BI
4 57 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
7 45 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 44 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 38 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
10 35 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (0.77%) Oracle Database
12 31 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (0.65%) SQL Server 2019
14 27 (0.63%) RDBMS
15 25 (0.58%) Redis
15 25 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (0.53%) Hadoop
17 19 (0.44%) DTS
18 17 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 185 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 138 (3.21%) JIRA
3 105 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 91 (2.12%) Jenkins
5 90 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 74 (1.72%) TeamCity
7 57 (1.33%) ReSharper
8 32 (0.74%) Bitbucket
9 26 (0.60%) GitLab
10 19 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (0.42%) Subversion
12 13 (0.30%) SonarQube
13 9 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (0.19%) Selenium
14 8 (0.19%) StarTeam
15 7 (0.16%) WinDbg
General
1 1,123 (26.11%) Social Skills
2 524 (12.18%) Finance
3 313 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 155 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 145 (3.37%) Public Sector
6 116 (2.70%) Marketing
7 115 (2.67%) Retail
8 113 (2.63%) Telecoms
9 110 (2.56%) Law
10 100 (2.33%) Legal
11 90 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
12 82 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
13 78 (1.81%) Banking
14 77 (1.79%) Back Office
15 67 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
16 48 (1.12%) Advertising
17 38 (0.88%) Automotive
18 36 (0.84%) Electronics
19 30 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
20 24 (0.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 689 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 687 (15.97%) Support Engineer
3 637 (14.81%) Analyst
4 540 (12.56%) IT Support
5 517 (12.02%) IT Engineer
6 329 (7.65%) Support Analyst
7 277 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 249 (5.79%) IT Support Engineer
9 242 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 239 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 215 (5.00%) IT Analyst
12 210 (4.88%) Consultant
13 197 (4.58%) Administrator
14 188 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 169 (3.93%) Azure Engineer
16 154 (3.58%) IT Support Analyst
17 152 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 152 (3.53%) IT Manager
17 152 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
18 146 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (5.63%) .NET
2 133 (3.09%) Web Services
3 102 (2.37%) HTML
4 101 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 90 (2.09%) CSS
6 84 (1.95%) .NET Core
7 68 (1.58%) HTML5
8 66 (1.53%) XML
9 62 (1.44%) CSS3
10 55 (1.28%) XSLT
11 40 (0.93%) REST
12 33 (0.77%) JSON
13 27 (0.63%) AngularJS
13 27 (0.63%) ARM Templates
13 27 (0.63%) LDAP
14 25 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (0.53%) LAMP
16 22 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
17 18 (0.42%) Kafka
17 18 (0.42%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 466 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 224 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
3 205 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 169 (3.93%) Driving Licence
5 164 (3.81%) Public Cloud
6 161 (3.74%) Clustering
7 134 (3.12%) Replication
8 74 (1.72%) User Experience
9 69 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 66 (1.53%) PKI
11 51 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 43 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
13 40 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 39 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
15 38 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
16 36 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
17 35 (0.81%) CMDB
18 28 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
19 27 (0.63%) iPhone
19 27 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4,277 (99.44%) Windows
2 961 (22.34%) Windows 10
3 810 (18.83%) Linux
4 753 (17.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 663 (15.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 561 (13.04%) Windows Server 2019
7 399 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 315 (7.32%) Windows 7
9 172 (4.00%) Unix
10 151 (3.51%) Android
11 104 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 97 (2.26%) Windows 8
13 90 (2.09%) CentOS
14 88 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 87 (2.02%) Apple iOS
16 86 (2.00%) Mac OS X
17 77 (1.79%) Mac OS
18 59 (1.37%) Ubuntu
19 28 (0.65%) Debian
20 26 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 842 (19.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 809 (18.81%) ITIL
3 689 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
4 536 (12.46%) DevOps
5 365 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 364 (8.46%) Migration
7 318 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
8 307 (7.14%) Project Management
9 233 (5.42%) Change Management
10 226 (5.25%) Cybersecurity
11 219 (5.09%) Project Delivery
12 205 (4.77%) Service Delivery
13 201 (4.67%) Service Management
14 193 (4.49%) Mentoring
15 184 (4.28%) Computer Science
16 183 (4.25%) Incident Management
16 183 (4.25%) Presales
17 162 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 157 (3.65%) Server Management
19 155 (3.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,014 (23.58%) PowerShell
2 779 (18.11%) SQL
3 218 (5.07%) Python
4 208 (4.84%) C#
5 133 (3.09%) Bash Shell
6 109 (2.53%) JavaScript
7 81 (1.88%) PHP
8 74 (1.72%) Java
9 61 (1.42%) T-SQL
10 44 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 44 (1.02%) VBScript
11 38 (0.88%) Ruby
12 29 (0.67%) VB
13 28 (0.65%) Perl
14 20 (0.47%) C
15 16 (0.37%) VB.NET
16 14 (0.33%) C++
17 11 (0.26%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.23%) VBA
19 9 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 437 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 354 (8.23%) Degree
3 264 (6.14%) Security Cleared
4 213 (4.95%) MCSE
5 205 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
5 205 (4.77%) MCSA
6 174 (4.05%) CCNA
7 169 (3.93%) SC Cleared
8 86 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 82 (1.91%) MCP
10 71 (1.65%) HNC
11 67 (1.56%) HND
12 61 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 59 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
14 55 (1.28%) DBS Check
15 54 (1.26%) CISSP
16 45 (1.05%) CCNP
17 38 (0.88%) A+ Certification
17 38 (0.88%) MCITP
18 37 (0.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (10.58%) SLA
2 163 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 99 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 94 (2.19%) GDPR
5 77 (1.79%) QA
6 59 (1.37%) Accessibility
7 55 (1.28%) PCI DSS
8 36 (0.84%) NIST
9 24 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 22 (0.51%) PMO
11 20 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (0.42%) ISO 9001
12 18 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.21%) GRC
13 9 (0.21%) NCSC
14 8 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
14 8 (0.19%) ISO 31000
14 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 7 (0.16%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.16%) ITGC
System Software
1 2,623 (60.99%) Active Directory
2 1,188 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 858 (19.95%) Hyper-V
4 268 (6.23%) vSphere
5 248 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
6 172 (4.00%) XenApp
7 160 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
8 154 (3.58%) Docker
9 102 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
10 97 (2.26%) XenDesktop
11 90 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 42 (0.98%) BitLocker
13 32 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 29 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
15 28 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
16 24 (0.56%) Terminal Services
17 21 (0.49%) NFS
18 20 (0.47%) KVM
19 19 (0.44%) Firmware
19 19 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 546 (12.69%) SCCM
2 436 (10.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 274 (6.37%) Terraform
4 182 (4.23%) Ansible
5 147 (3.42%) WSUS
6 142 (3.30%) Kubernetes
7 103 (2.39%) Puppet
8 96 (2.23%) SCOM
9 94 (2.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 79 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
11 60 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
12 58 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
13 54 (1.26%) Nagios
14 52 (1.21%) FortiGate
15 48 (1.12%) Backup Exec
16 42 (0.98%) NetBackup
16 42 (0.98%) vCenter Server
17 36 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
17 36 (0.84%) SCVMM
18 34 (0.79%) Grafana
Vendors
1 2,534 (58.92%) Microsoft
2 1,770 (41.15%) VMware
3 608 (14.14%) Cisco
4 531 (12.35%) Citrix
5 309 (7.18%) Veeam
6 215 (5.00%) HP
7 198 (4.60%) Dell
8 160 (3.72%) Oracle
9 148 (3.44%) Apple
10 137 (3.19%) ServiceNow
11 133 (3.09%) Meraki
12 117 (2.72%) Google
13 112 (2.60%) Red Hat
14 105 (2.44%) Sophos
15 91 (2.12%) NetApp
16 84 (1.95%) SolarWinds
17 72 (1.67%) EMC
17 72 (1.67%) Sitecore
18 68 (1.58%) SAP
19 57 (1.33%) Aruba