Period
to 28 July 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 102 87
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 +13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 717 159 313
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.14% 2.94% 3.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.64% 14.16% 19.84%
Number of salaries quoted 678 149 284
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,546 £29,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £38,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% -4.35% +21.05%
75th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £71,563
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4,064 1,123 1,578
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.80% 20.78% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,443 990 1,405
10th Percentile £32,000 £33,750 £32,900
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +20.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £72,188 £75,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £79,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

Windows Server
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Windows Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Windows Server trend for jobs with a WFH option

Windows Server
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Windows Server.

Windows Server salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Windows Server
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Windows Server over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Windows Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, Windows Server job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Windows Server.

1 713 (99.44%) Windows
2 446 (62.20%) Microsoft
3 430 (59.97%) Azure
4 408 (56.90%) Active Directory
5 345 (48.12%) VMware
6 339 (47.28%) Microsoft 365
7 231 (32.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 201 (28.03%) SQL Server
9 182 (25.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 171 (23.85%) Firewall
11 169 (23.57%) Social Skills
12 157 (21.90%) SQL
13 152 (21.20%) Hyper-V
14 146 (20.36%) DevOps
15 135 (18.83%) AWS
16 134 (18.69%) PowerShell
17 132 (18.41%) DNS
18 128 (17.85%) Linux
18 128 (17.85%) Azure Active Directory
19 122 (17.02%) Windows 10
19 122 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
20 121 (16.88%) Cisco
21 117 (16.32%) SharePoint
22 104 (14.50%) DHCP
23 100 (13.95%) ITIL
24 97 (13.53%) Microsoft Intune
25 94 (13.11%) Migration
26 87 (12.13%) Data Centre
27 84 (11.72%) IIS
27 84 (11.72%) Windows Server 2019

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 117 (16.32%) SharePoint
2 84 (11.72%) IIS
3 78 (10.88%) MS Exchange
4 35 (4.88%) CMS
5 33 (4.60%) Umbraco
6 31 (4.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 25 (3.49%) EPiServer
7 25 (3.49%) Headless CMS
7 25 (3.49%) Kentico
8 17 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.67%) Skype for Business
11 11 (1.53%) Confluence
12 8 (1.12%) Apache
13 7 (0.98%) WordPress
14 6 (0.84%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.56%) JBoss
15 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.84%) Sage 200
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.42%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.28%) AlphaBridge
4 2 (0.28%) Alphatax
4 2 (0.28%) Farmplan
4 2 (0.28%) KEYPrime
4 2 (0.28%) Magento
4 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.14%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 430 (59.97%) Azure
2 339 (47.28%) Microsoft 365
3 135 (18.83%) AWS
4 128 (17.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 76 (10.60%) IaaS
6 48 (6.69%) PaaS
7 47 (6.56%) SaaS
8 25 (3.49%) OneDrive
9 23 (3.21%) Power Platform
10 22 (3.07%) GitHub
11 19 (2.65%) GCP
12 18 (2.51%) Mimecast
13 16 (2.23%) PowerApps
14 11 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (1.39%) Cohesity
16 9 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (1.12%) Google Workspace
17 8 (1.12%) Power Automate
18 7 (0.98%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 171 (23.85%) Firewall
2 132 (18.41%) DNS
3 104 (14.50%) DHCP
4 74 (10.32%) VPN
5 73 (10.18%) SAN
6 72 (10.04%) TCP/IP
7 61 (8.51%) LAN
8 57 (7.95%) WAN
9 54 (7.53%) VLAN
10 31 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
11 30 (4.18%) VoIP
12 29 (4.04%) Wireless
13 20 (2.79%) Unified Communications
14 16 (2.23%) NAS
15 14 (1.95%) Network Security
16 13 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (1.53%) PBX
17 11 (1.53%) Skype
17 11 (1.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (28.03%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (2.65%) MySQL
3 19 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.84%) Power BI
7 6 (0.84%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (6.83%) Git (software)
2 37 (5.16%) Visual Studio
3 28 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
4 25 (3.49%) ReSharper
5 21 (2.93%) TeamCity
6 20 (2.79%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.51%) JIRA
8 16 (2.23%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.42%) Gerrit
10 3 (0.42%) Maven
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.28%) Ant
11 2 (0.28%) JUnit
12 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.14%) GitLab
12 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.14%) Selenium
12 1 (0.14%) SonarQube
General
1 169 (23.57%) Social Skills
2 58 (8.09%) Finance
3 27 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.07%) Public Sector
5 16 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.23%) Law
6 13 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
6 13 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
7 11 (1.53%) Marketing
8 8 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.84%) Military
11 5 (0.70%) Advertising
11 5 (0.70%) Banking
11 5 (0.70%) Retail
12 4 (0.56%) Games
12 4 (0.56%) German Language
13 3 (0.42%) Electronics
13 3 (0.42%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 97 (13.53%) Support Engineer
3 91 (12.69%) IT Engineer
4 73 (10.18%) Consultant
5 58 (8.09%) IT Support
6 53 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 50 (6.97%) Analyst
8 48 (6.69%) Architect
9 47 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
10 45 (6.28%) Azure Engineer
11 41 (5.72%) DevOps Engineer
12 40 (5.58%) Developer
13 34 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
13 34 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 32 (4.46%) IT Support Engineer
14 32 (4.46%) Windows Engineer
15 31 (4.32%) .NET Developer
16 30 (4.18%) IT Manager
17 25 (3.49%) Support Analyst
17 25 (3.49%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.83%) HTML
2 46 (6.42%) .NET
3 44 (6.14%) CSS
4 34 (4.74%) .NET Core
5 30 (4.18%) ASP.NET
6 29 (4.04%) CSS3
6 29 (4.04%) HTML5
7 12 (1.67%) jQuery
8 10 (1.39%) REST
9 9 (1.26%) Kafka
9 9 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (1.12%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.12%) React
11 7 (0.98%) JSON
11 7 (0.98%) Web Services
12 6 (0.84%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.84%) LINQ
13 5 (0.70%) 802.1X
13 5 (0.70%) Middleware
13 5 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.02%) Public Cloud
3 31 (4.32%) Clustering
4 25 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.21%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.95%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.39%) BYOD
9 10 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.26%) HP Storage
11 8 (1.12%) NHS
12 7 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.98%) Life Science
12 7 (0.98%) Replication
13 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.84%) User Experience
14 5 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
15 4 (0.56%) e-Health
15 4 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 713 (99.44%) Windows
2 128 (17.85%) Linux
3 122 (17.02%) Windows 10
3 122 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 84 (11.72%) Windows Server 2019
5 77 (10.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 48 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (4.88%) Unix
8 19 (2.65%) Android
8 19 (2.65%) CentOS
9 16 (2.23%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.95%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.53%) Debian
12 11 (1.53%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.56%) VMS
14 4 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (25.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 146 (20.36%) DevOps
3 100 (13.95%) ITIL
4 94 (13.11%) Migration
5 73 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
6 72 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (7.95%) Project Management
8 54 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 52 (7.25%) Project Delivery
10 47 (6.56%) E-Commerce
11 43 (6.00%) Presales
12 40 (5.58%) ERP
13 39 (5.44%) Mentoring
14 38 (5.30%) MVC
15 37 (5.16%) Infrastructure as Code
16 34 (4.74%) CRM
17 33 (4.60%) Data Privacy
18 32 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
19 31 (4.32%) Web Application Development
20 30 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 157 (21.90%) SQL
2 134 (18.69%) PowerShell
3 58 (8.09%) C#
4 45 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 37 (5.16%) Python
6 24 (3.35%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.53%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.39%) Java
8 10 (1.39%) PHP
9 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.56%) Korn
10 4 (0.56%) Perl
11 3 (0.42%) Ruby
11 3 (0.42%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.28%) C
12 2 (0.28%) Go
12 2 (0.28%) VB
12 2 (0.28%) VBScript
13 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 63 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (4.74%) Degree
3 31 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (3.91%) MCSA
5 25 (3.49%) CCNA
6 24 (3.35%) MCSE
7 23 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 23 (3.21%) Security Cleared
8 19 (2.65%) MCP
9 18 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.23%) CCNP
11 13 (1.81%) MCITP
12 12 (1.67%) MCTS
13 10 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (1.26%) NCSIE
15 8 (1.12%) AWS Certification
15 8 (1.12%) CEH
15 8 (1.12%) CISSP
16 7 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.98%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.72%) SLA
2 25 (3.49%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.42%) PMO
4 2 (0.28%) GDPR
4 2 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 408 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 231 (32.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (21.20%) Hyper-V
4 58 (8.09%) Docker
5 36 (5.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 23 (3.21%) vSphere
7 20 (2.79%) XenApp
8 19 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.53%) KVM
9 11 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.26%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.70%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.42%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.42%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.42%) StorNext
13 3 (0.42%) Xsan
14 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 97 (13.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 75 (10.46%) SCCM
3 60 (8.37%) Ansible
4 44 (6.14%) Terraform
5 43 (6.00%) Puppet
6 39 (5.44%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (3.91%) Kubernetes
7 28 (3.91%) Rancher
8 27 (3.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 20 (2.79%) WSUS
10 16 (2.23%) SCOM
11 15 (2.09%) vCenter Server
12 12 (1.67%) Nagios
13 11 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (1.53%) Grafana
14 7 (0.98%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.98%) Opsgenie
15 6 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
16 5 (0.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 446 (62.20%) Microsoft
2 345 (48.12%) VMware
3 121 (16.88%) Cisco
4 76 (10.60%) Citrix
5 55 (7.67%) Veeam
6 54 (7.53%) Oracle
7 44 (6.14%) HP
8 41 (5.72%) Dell
9 35 (4.88%) Meraki
10 32 (4.46%) NetApp
11 31 (4.32%) Sitecore
12 30 (4.18%) Sophos
13 28 (3.91%) EMC
13 28 (3.91%) Google
14 16 (2.23%) Nimble Storage
15 15 (2.09%) SonicWALL
16 13 (1.81%) Aruba
16 13 (1.81%) IBM
16 13 (1.81%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.67%) Juniper