Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 55 55
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 7,029 8,008 9,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.05% 4.81% 5.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.04% 20.96% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 6,121 6,794 7,857
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,500 £22,575
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -

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 31,892 38,206 44,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.93% 22.94% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25,133 30,826 35,547
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,230 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.91% +0.57% -

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 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 +7 6,521 £40,000 - 1,358
UK excluding London +6 4,568 £37,500 +5.63% 1,129
London -7 2,230 £47,500 - 322
South East +3 1,456 £37,500 - 328
North of England -3 1,014 £35,000 - 292
Midlands +4 749 £35,000 -6.67% 164
South West +18 633 £35,000 +5.26% 147
North West -7 508 £35,000 +1.45% 154
West Midlands +10 474 £37,500 - 100
Yorkshire -2 453 £35,000 -3.25% 115
East of England +3 410 £35,000 -6.67% 105
East Midlands +8 275 £32,500 -9.72% 63
Scotland +17 163 £40,000 +6.67% 49
Wales +9 130 £40,000 +14.29% 39
North East +8 53 £36,250 +7.41% 23
Northern Ireland -4 10 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Isle of Man -2 5 £45,000 +52.54%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 7,002 (99.62%) Windows
2 4,325 (61.53%) Active Directory
3 3,872 (55.09%) Microsoft
4 3,272 (46.55%) VMware
5 2,984 (42.45%) Office 365
6 2,405 (34.22%) Azure
7 1,975 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,970 (28.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 1,671 (23.77%) Hyper-V
10 1,648 (23.45%) DNS
11 1,593 (22.66%) Firewall
12 1,573 (22.38%) ITIL
13 1,544 (21.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,506 (21.43%) PowerShell
15 1,481 (21.07%) MS Exchange
16 1,467 (20.87%) Windows Server 2008
17 1,441 (20.50%) SQL Server
18 1,380 (19.63%) Windows 10
19 1,379 (19.62%) Cisco
20 1,360 (19.35%) DHCP
21 1,349 (19.19%) Linux
22 1,312 (18.67%) SQL
23 1,278 (18.18%) Citrix
24 1,153 (16.40%) AWS
25 1,142 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
26 1,118 (15.91%) SCCM
27 976 (13.89%) Windows 7
28 963 (13.70%) WAN
29 952 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
30 922 (13.12%) Finance

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 1,481 (21.07%) MS Exchange
2 687 (9.77%) SharePoint
3 664 (9.45%) IIS
4 442 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 423 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 325 (4.62%) Skype for Business
7 118 (1.68%) Apache
8 107 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 71 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 63 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 61 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
12 55 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 50 (0.71%) Confluence
14 45 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 43 (0.61%) IBM Notes
16 37 (0.53%) Umbraco
17 36 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
17 36 (0.51%) nginx
18 35 (0.50%) OpenStack
19 32 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 1,142 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.057%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.043%) Abaqus
9 3 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.028%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.028%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.014%) ArchiCAD
11 1 (0.014%) HipChat
11 1 (0.014%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.014%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.014%) Revit
Business Applications
1 76 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.18%) Workfront
4 11 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.13%) Exchequer
7 8 (0.11%) Q-Pulse
8 7 (0.100%) Sage CRM
9 6 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.085%) Eikon
10 5 (0.071%) Odoo
10 5 (0.071%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.071%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.071%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.057%) Elite 3E
11 4 (0.057%) Line 50
11 4 (0.057%) Line 500
12 3 (0.043%) NetSuite
12 3 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
13 2 (0.028%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2,984 (42.45%) Office 365
2 2,405 (34.22%) Azure
3 1,153 (16.40%) AWS
4 402 (5.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 250 (3.56%) IaaS
6 210 (2.99%) SaaS
7 127 (1.81%) PaaS
8 110 (1.56%) OneDrive
9 108 (1.54%) Power Platform
10 105 (1.49%) GCP
11 99 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 82 (1.17%) Mimecast
13 65 (0.92%) GitHub
14 57 (0.81%) Serverless
15 52 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 46 (0.65%) Amazon S3
16 46 (0.65%) G Suite
17 37 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
18 30 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
18 30 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,648 (23.45%) DNS
2 1,593 (22.66%) Firewall
3 1,360 (19.35%) DHCP
4 963 (13.70%) WAN
5 913 (12.99%) TCP/IP
6 905 (12.88%) LAN
7 712 (10.13%) SAN
8 656 (9.33%) VPN
9 430 (6.12%) VoIP
10 429 (6.10%) VLAN
11 320 (4.55%) Skype
12 307 (4.37%) Wireless
13 286 (4.07%) Internet
14 237 (3.37%) NAS
15 206 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
16 194 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
17 184 (2.62%) Network Security
18 153 (2.18%) MPLS
19 121 (1.72%) iSCSI
20 116 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,441 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 153 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 151 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 134 (1.91%) MySQL
5 118 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 110 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 100 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 99 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 92 (1.31%) Power BI
10 86 (1.22%) Relational Database
11 75 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
12 67 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 52 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 44 (0.63%) Oracle Database
15 40 (0.57%) MongoDB
16 38 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
16 38 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
17 34 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 31 (0.44%) RDBMS
18 31 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 140 (1.99%) Git (software)
2 118 (1.68%) JIRA
3 112 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 107 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 92 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 74 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 71 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 62 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 37 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 36 (0.51%) Selenium
11 29 (0.41%) Bitbucket
12 23 (0.33%) MSI
12 23 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
13 22 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 16 (0.23%) WebDriver
15 15 (0.21%) LINQPad
16 12 (0.17%) SonarQube
16 12 (0.17%) Subversion
17 11 (0.16%) SpecFlow
18 10 (0.14%) GitLab
General
1 922 (13.12%) Finance
2 228 (3.24%) Public Sector
3 225 (3.20%) Retail
4 222 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 195 (2.77%) Banking
6 162 (2.30%) Law
7 116 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 112 (1.59%) Legal
9 98 (1.39%) Marketing
10 62 (0.88%) Back Office
11 53 (0.75%) Advertising
12 49 (0.70%) Automotive
13 48 (0.68%) Aerospace
14 44 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 38 (0.54%) Military
16 30 (0.43%) Electronics
17 24 (0.34%) Games
18 23 (0.33%) Front Office
19 18 (0.26%) Police
20 17 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,214 (17.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,133 (16.12%) Analyst
3 980 (13.94%) Support Engineer
4 795 (11.31%) IT Support
5 722 (10.27%) IT Engineer
6 626 (8.91%) Support Analyst
7 431 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 429 (6.10%) Administrator
9 425 (6.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 366 (5.21%) Consultant
11 358 (5.09%) IT Support Engineer
12 357 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
13 332 (4.72%) IT Analyst
14 320 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
15 298 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
16 297 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
17 293 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 261 (3.71%) Server Engineer
19 250 (3.56%) IT Support Analyst
20 237 (3.37%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (4.55%) .NET
2 211 (3.00%) Web Services
3 149 (2.12%) ASP.NET
4 124 (1.76%) HTML
5 107 (1.52%) CSS
6 71 (1.01%) AngularJS
7 70 (1.00%) jQuery
8 65 (0.92%) XML
9 58 (0.83%) JSON
10 57 (0.81%) .NET Framework
11 55 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 47 (0.67%) .NET Core
12 47 (0.67%) LDAP
13 41 (0.58%) Spring
14 40 (0.57%) ASP.NET Core
14 40 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 40 (0.57%) Middleware
15 36 (0.51%) REST
16 28 (0.40%) Node.js
17 25 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 585 (8.32%) Data Centre
2 368 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 302 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
4 267 (3.80%) Driving Licence
5 254 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 234 (3.33%) Clustering
7 171 (2.43%) Replication
8 143 (2.03%) Public Cloud
9 142 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 109 (1.55%) User Experience
11 103 (1.47%) PKI
12 83 (1.18%) iPhone
13 76 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 76 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 70 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
15 66 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 66 (0.94%) Hedge funds
16 65 (0.92%) Private Cloud
17 62 (0.88%) Blackberry
18 50 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7,002 (99.62%) Windows
2 1,970 (28.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 1,467 (20.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,380 (19.63%) Windows 10
5 1,349 (19.19%) Linux
6 976 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 380 (5.41%) Windows 8
8 331 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 184 (2.62%) Unix
10 162 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 155 (2.21%) CentOS
12 153 (2.18%) Android
13 130 (1.85%) Apple iOS
14 127 (1.81%) Mac OS
15 110 (1.56%) Ubuntu
16 98 (1.39%) Mac OS X
17 74 (1.05%) Windows XP
18 43 (0.61%) Windows Vista
19 39 (0.55%) Debian
20 36 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,573 (22.38%) ITIL
2 1,544 (21.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 900 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
4 565 (8.04%) DevOps
4 565 (8.04%) Migration
5 462 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
6 425 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 347 (4.94%) Project Delivery
8 334 (4.75%) Change Management
9 320 (4.55%) Mentoring
10 317 (4.51%) Project Management
11 305 (4.34%) Service Management
12 281 (4.00%) Service Delivery
13 265 (3.77%) Server Management
14 241 (3.43%) Cybersecurity
15 223 (3.17%) Time Management
16 214 (3.04%) Configuration Management
16 214 (3.04%) High Availability
17 206 (2.93%) Information Security
17 206 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,506 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1,312 (18.67%) SQL
3 308 (4.38%) Python
4 307 (4.37%) C#
5 178 (2.53%) Bash Shell
6 174 (2.48%) T-SQL
7 171 (2.43%) JavaScript
8 125 (1.78%) Java
9 105 (1.49%) C
10 98 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 97 (1.38%) Ruby
12 86 (1.22%) Perl
13 80 (1.14%) VBScript
14 45 (0.64%) VB
15 35 (0.50%) PHP
16 32 (0.46%) C++
17 24 (0.34%) PL/SQL
18 22 (0.31%) Groovy
19 20 (0.28%) R
19 20 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 952 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 608 (8.65%) MCSE
3 514 (7.31%) Cisco Certification
4 506 (7.20%) MCSA
5 476 (6.77%) Degree
6 438 (6.23%) CCNA
7 341 (4.85%) Security Cleared
8 189 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 178 (2.53%) MCP
10 162 (2.30%) CCNP
11 157 (2.23%) SC Cleared
12 106 (1.51%) MCITP
13 94 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 94 (1.34%) DV Cleared
14 78 (1.11%) DBS Check
15 70 (1.00%) CISSP
16 67 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
17 66 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
18 62 (0.88%) A+ Certification
19 50 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (8.52%) SLA
2 165 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (1.45%) GDPR
4 90 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 69 (0.98%) QA
6 59 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (0.48%) WAI
8 32 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 26 (0.37%) COBIT
10 15 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.20%) ISO 22301
12 12 (0.17%) NIST
13 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
14 9 (0.13%) PMO
15 8 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.085%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 6 (0.085%) NCSC
System Software
1 4,325 (61.53%) Active Directory
2 1,975 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,671 (23.77%) Hyper-V
4 492 (7.00%) XenApp
5 467 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
6 466 (6.63%) vSphere
7 244 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 205 (2.92%) Docker
9 176 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
10 139 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
11 86 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 68 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 66 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
14 63 (0.90%) VMware NSX
15 56 (0.80%) Firmware
16 52 (0.74%) VirtualBox
17 47 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 46 (0.65%) BitLocker
19 43 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 41 (0.58%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,118 (15.91%) SCCM
2 343 (4.88%) SCOM
3 281 (4.00%) WSUS
4 260 (3.70%) Ansible
5 245 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 199 (2.83%) Puppet
7 162 (2.30%) Kubernetes
8 155 (2.21%) Backup Exec
9 147 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
10 146 (2.08%) Terraform
11 119 (1.69%) vCenter Server
12 91 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
13 72 (1.02%) SCVMM
14 67 (0.95%) vRealize
15 56 (0.80%) AirWatch
16 55 (0.78%) Nagios
17 53 (0.75%) NetBackup
18 44 (0.63%) Kibana
19 37 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 36 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3,872 (55.09%) Microsoft
2 3,272 (46.55%) VMware
3 1,379 (19.62%) Cisco
4 1,278 (18.18%) Citrix
5 462 (6.57%) HP
6 435 (6.19%) Veeam
7 379 (5.39%) Dell
8 248 (3.53%) Oracle
9 236 (3.36%) Red Hat
10 234 (3.33%) NetApp
11 214 (3.04%) Apple
12 165 (2.35%) Meraki
13 151 (2.15%) EMC
14 150 (2.13%) Symantec
15 138 (1.96%) IBM
16 129 (1.84%) Avaya
16 129 (1.84%) SolarWinds
17 109 (1.55%) Ivanti
18 106 (1.51%) ServiceNow
19 104 (1.48%) Juniper