Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 49 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 8,880 9,356 11,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.13% 5.26% 5.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.09% 21.50% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7,767 8,251 10,286
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 42,104 43,524 53,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.31% 24.47% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 34,342 36,736 45,485
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% +2.87% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 8,365 £40,000 +6.67% 1,212
UK excluding London -10 5,637 £35,000 - 909
London -7 3,074 £50,000 +11.11% 382
South East +1 1,969 £37,000 -1.33% 229
North of England -12 1,266 £32,000 -8.57% 251
Midlands +4 821 £35,000 - 151
North West -13 634 £30,500 -12.86% 143
South West +7 624 £36,000 +10.77% 101
East of England -6 613 £37,500 -6.25% 97
Yorkshire -7 539 £32,500 -1.52% 84
West Midlands -4 534 £35,000 - 91
East Midlands +4 276 £35,000 +1.45% 60
Scotland -14 219 £41,500 +9.21% 47
Wales +4 132 £31,500 +5.00% 27
North East -5 97 £32,500 -12.75% 24
Northern Ireland -22 10 £25,000 -33.33% 3
Isle of Man - 2 £45,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 8,847 (99.63%) Windows
2 5,047 (56.84%) Active Directory
3 4,763 (53.64%) Microsoft
4 4,288 (48.29%) VMware
5 2,935 (33.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,710 (30.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2,641 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2,470 (27.82%) Office 365
9 2,266 (25.52%) SQL Server
10 2,144 (24.14%) MS Exchange
11 2,123 (23.91%) ITIL
12 2,029 (22.85%) Hyper-V
13 2,019 (22.74%) SQL
14 1,968 (22.16%) Firewall
15 1,860 (20.95%) Microsoft Azure
16 1,817 (20.46%) Citrix
17 1,798 (20.25%) Cisco
18 1,642 (18.49%) DNS
18 1,642 (18.49%) PowerShell
19 1,504 (16.94%) Linux
20 1,497 (16.86%) Windows 7
21 1,473 (16.59%) Finance
22 1,348 (15.18%) Windows 10
23 1,308 (14.73%) DHCP
24 1,276 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,257 (14.16%) SAN
25 1,257 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
26 1,187 (13.37%) SCCM
27 1,121 (12.62%) TCP/IP
28 1,101 (12.40%) 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 2,144 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 1,008 (11.35%) IIS
3 958 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 684 (7.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 622 (7.00%) SharePoint
6 447 (5.03%) Skype for Business
7 265 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 219 (2.47%) Apache
9 192 (2.16%) Tomcat
10 136 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 91 (1.02%) Confluence
12 89 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
13 88 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 74 (0.83%) CMS
15 73 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
16 70 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 63 (0.71%) JBoss
18 40 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
19 37 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
20 31 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,257 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.079%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.079%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.045%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.045%) Houdini
7 4 (0.045%) Maya
7 4 (0.045%) NUKE
8 3 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.034%) SPSS
9 2 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.023%) LibreOffice
9 2 (0.023%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 86 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 31 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 16 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 14 (0.16%) Teamcenter
7 12 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
8 10 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 10 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (0.11%) ResourceLink
9 9 (0.10%) HFM
10 7 (0.079%) BPCS
11 6 (0.068%) TIBCO iProcess
11 6 (0.068%) WebTrends
11 6 (0.068%) Workday HCM
12 5 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 5 (0.056%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (0.056%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2,470 (27.82%) Office 365
2 1,860 (20.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 795 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
4 236 (2.66%) IaaS
5 179 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 171 (1.93%) SaaS
7 146 (1.64%) PaaS
8 115 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 113 (1.27%) Mimecast
10 44 (0.50%) OneDrive
11 42 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 42 (0.47%) G Suite
12 38 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 35 (0.39%) GitHub
14 31 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
15 23 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
15 23 (0.26%) Amazon S3
16 22 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
17 18 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 11 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1,968 (22.16%) Firewall
2 1,642 (18.49%) DNS
3 1,308 (14.73%) DHCP
4 1,257 (14.16%) SAN
5 1,121 (12.62%) TCP/IP
6 1,101 (12.40%) WAN
7 1,072 (12.07%) LAN
8 766 (8.63%) VPN
9 492 (5.54%) VoIP
10 462 (5.20%) VLAN
11 344 (3.87%) Skype
12 290 (3.27%) Internet
12 290 (3.27%) Network Security
13 261 (2.94%) NAS
14 210 (2.36%) Wireless
15 195 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
16 192 (2.16%) NetScaler
17 166 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
18 154 (1.73%) MPLS
19 136 (1.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,266 (25.52%) SQL Server
2 325 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 229 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 227 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 227 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 203 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 188 (2.12%) MySQL
7 168 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
8 99 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 90 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 89 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 85 (0.96%) MongoDB
12 81 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 76 (0.86%) NoSQL
14 70 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
15 66 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
16 57 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
17 50 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
17 50 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
17 50 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 194 (2.18%) JIRA
2 191 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
3 186 (2.09%) TeamCity
4 159 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 116 (1.31%) Jenkins
6 109 (1.23%) Visual Studio
7 106 (1.19%) Git (software)
8 85 (0.96%) MSI
9 72 (0.81%) MSBuild
10 67 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 42 (0.47%) Hudson
12 39 (0.44%) Subversion
13 38 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
14 34 (0.38%) NuGet
15 28 (0.32%) Selenium
16 26 (0.29%) Ant
16 26 (0.29%) Maven
17 25 (0.28%) Eclipse
18 23 (0.26%) LINQPad
19 21 (0.24%) Travis CI
General
1 1,473 (16.59%) Finance
2 446 (5.02%) Banking
3 234 (2.64%) Retail
4 229 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 214 (2.41%) Law
6 206 (2.32%) Legal
7 156 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 143 (1.61%) Advertising
9 127 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 119 (1.34%) Marketing
11 89 (1.00%) Retail Banking
12 84 (0.95%) Back Office
13 69 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 69 (0.78%) Games
14 61 (0.69%) Military
15 55 (0.62%) Billing
16 34 (0.38%) Automotive
17 32 (0.36%) Publishing
18 28 (0.32%) Private Banking
19 23 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,474 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1,467 (16.52%) Support Engineer
3 1,423 (16.02%) Analyst
4 930 (10.47%) IT Support
5 842 (9.48%) Support Analyst
6 777 (8.75%) IT Engineer
7 701 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 680 (7.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 658 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
10 555 (6.25%) Administrator
11 493 (5.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 421 (4.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 416 (4.68%) IT Support Engineer
14 408 (4.59%) Server Engineer
15 404 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
16 365 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
17 352 (3.96%) Applications Support
18 349 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 345 (3.89%) Desktop Support
20 339 (3.82%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (7.55%) .NET
2 318 (3.58%) Web Services
3 309 (3.48%) HTML
4 249 (2.80%) ASP.NET
5 243 (2.74%) XML
6 239 (2.69%) CSS
7 114 (1.28%) Middleware
8 108 (1.22%) .NET Framework
9 100 (1.13%) jQuery
10 78 (0.88%) Software Packaging
11 77 (0.87%) HTML5
11 77 (0.87%) JSON
12 76 (0.86%) AngularJS
13 72 (0.81%) SOAP
14 65 (0.73%) Ajax
15 61 (0.69%) WCF
16 56 (0.63%) J2EE
17 52 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
18 51 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
19 47 (0.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 705 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 568 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 371 (4.18%) Clustering
4 318 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 303 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 274 (3.09%) Driving Licence
7 219 (2.47%) Replication
8 126 (1.42%) Blackberry
9 121 (1.36%) Fat Client
9 121 (1.36%) Thin Client
10 106 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 95 (1.07%) User Experience
12 85 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 81 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
13 81 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 77 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
14 77 (0.87%) Public Cloud
15 73 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
16 72 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
17 69 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8,847 (99.63%) Windows
2 2,935 (33.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 2,710 (30.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,504 (16.94%) Linux
5 1,497 (16.86%) Windows 7
6 1,348 (15.18%) Windows 10
7 661 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 627 (7.06%) Windows 8
9 370 (4.17%) Unix
10 240 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 214 (2.41%) Mac OS X
12 182 (2.05%) Windows XP
13 167 (1.88%) CentOS
14 128 (1.44%) Ubuntu
15 125 (1.41%) Android
16 121 (1.36%) Apple iOS
17 72 (0.81%) Mac OS
18 71 (0.80%) Solaris
19 53 (0.60%) Windows Vista
20 49 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,123 (23.91%) ITIL
2 638 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
3 581 (6.54%) DevOps
4 551 (6.20%) Migration
5 487 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 480 (5.41%) Project Management
7 437 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 407 (4.58%) Change Management
9 387 (4.36%) Service Management
10 371 (4.18%) Problem Management
11 341 (3.84%) Mentoring
12 333 (3.75%) Configuration Management
13 287 (3.23%) Incident Management
14 270 (3.04%) CRM
15 269 (3.03%) Presales
16 266 (3.00%) Time Management
17 246 (2.77%) Asset Management
18 241 (2.71%) Information Security
19 233 (2.62%) High Availability
20 228 (2.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2,019 (22.74%) SQL
2 1,642 (18.49%) PowerShell
3 452 (5.09%) C#
4 369 (4.16%) JavaScript
5 304 (3.42%) Java
6 241 (2.71%) T-SQL
7 215 (2.42%) Python
8 153 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 143 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 137 (1.54%) Perl
11 123 (1.39%) VBScript
12 89 (1.00%) C
13 88 (0.99%) Ruby
14 81 (0.91%) PHP
15 77 (0.87%) VB
16 65 (0.73%) PL/SQL
17 64 (0.72%) VB.NET
18 51 (0.57%) C++
19 43 (0.48%) VBA
20 20 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,276 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 832 (9.37%) Degree
3 801 (9.02%) MCSE
4 588 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
5 532 (5.99%) MCSA
6 524 (5.90%) CCNA
7 344 (3.87%) Security Cleared
8 311 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 305 (3.43%) MCP
10 280 (3.15%) MCITP
11 191 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 187 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
13 186 (2.09%) CCNP
14 177 (1.99%) SC Cleared
15 156 (1.76%) CISSP
16 121 (1.36%) CISM
16 121 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
17 99 (1.11%) DV Cleared
18 76 (0.86%) CCA
19 69 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 690 (7.77%) SLA
2 272 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 96 (1.08%) QA
5 87 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 75 (0.84%) GDPR
7 37 (0.42%) COBIT
8 30 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 23 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 20 (0.23%) PMO
11 14 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 12 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (0.12%) MiFID
14 10 (0.11%) EMIR
15 9 (0.10%) SEPA
16 8 (0.090%) GCP
17 7 (0.079%) HIPAA
17 7 (0.079%) ISO 22301
18 5 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 5 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 5,047 (56.84%) Active Directory
2 2,641 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2,029 (22.85%) Hyper-V
4 675 (7.60%) VMware ESXi
5 633 (7.13%) vSphere
5 633 (7.13%) XenApp
6 409 (4.61%) XenDesktop
7 237 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 165 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 144 (1.62%) XenServer
10 137 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
11 123 (1.39%) Docker
12 121 (1.36%) Terminal Services
13 110 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
14 80 (0.90%) VirtualBox
15 50 (0.56%) DFS Replication
16 49 (0.55%) Xen
17 48 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
18 46 (0.52%) BitLocker
19 38 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,187 (13.37%) SCCM
2 577 (6.50%) SCOM
3 326 (3.67%) Puppet
4 238 (2.68%) Ansible
4 238 (2.68%) WSUS
5 223 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
6 222 (2.50%) Backup Exec
7 213 (2.40%) vCenter Server
8 123 (1.39%) SCOrch
9 106 (1.19%) Nagios
10 80 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 75 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
11 75 (0.84%) SCVMM
12 72 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
13 71 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 70 (0.79%) Terraform
15 60 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 53 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 53 (0.60%) NetBackup
16 53 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4,763 (53.64%) Microsoft
2 4,288 (48.29%) VMware
3 1,817 (20.46%) Citrix
4 1,798 (20.25%) Cisco
5 782 (8.81%) HP
6 442 (4.98%) Oracle
7 382 (4.30%) Veeam
8 367 (4.13%) NetApp
9 359 (4.04%) Dell
10 306 (3.45%) Apple
11 285 (3.21%) Red Hat
12 220 (2.48%) Symantec
13 209 (2.35%) Juniper
14 187 (2.11%) IBM
15 170 (1.91%) EMC
16 154 (1.73%) Sophos
17 137 (1.54%) Avaya
18 131 (1.48%) SolarWinds
19 129 (1.45%) Google
20 127 (1.43%) McAfee