Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 95 94
Rank change year-on-year -18 -1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 851 213 256
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.03% 3.23% 3.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.10% 15.20% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 706 201 237
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £39,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% -13.64% +22.22%
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £73,375 £61,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -2.50%

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 4,456 1,401 1,414
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.85% 21.25% 18.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,559 1,271 1,261
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £34,888
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -16.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 27 October 2021.

Windows Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 841 (98.82%) Windows
2 537 (63.10%) Azure
3 518 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 466 (54.76%) Active Directory
5 412 (48.41%) Microsoft 365
6 338 (39.72%) VMware
7 224 (26.32%) Social Skills
8 223 (26.20%) SQL Server
9 217 (25.50%) Firewall
10 216 (25.38%) DevOps
11 208 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 190 (22.33%) SQL
13 178 (20.92%) AWS
14 177 (20.80%) PowerShell
15 172 (20.21%) Windows 10
15 172 (20.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 169 (19.86%) Linux
17 155 (18.21%) DNS
17 155 (18.21%) VPN
17 155 (18.21%) Hyper-V
18 154 (18.10%) ITIL
19 144 (16.92%) IIS
19 144 (16.92%) Microsoft Intune
20 139 (16.33%) Data Centre
21 129 (15.16%) SharePoint
22 127 (14.92%) Azure Active Directory
23 126 (14.81%) Cisco
24 121 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
25 120 (14.10%) Finance
26 118 (13.87%) SCCM

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
1 144 (16.92%) IIS
2 129 (15.16%) SharePoint
3 72 (8.46%) MS Exchange
4 68 (7.99%) CMS
5 63 (7.40%) Umbraco
6 61 (7.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 50 (5.88%) EPiServer
7 50 (5.88%) Headless CMS
7 50 (5.88%) Kentico
8 23 (2.70%) Confluence
8 23 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (2.12%) Apache
10 15 (1.76%) WordPress
11 14 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.29%) Tomcat
13 9 (1.06%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.94%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 59 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.29%) Sage 200
2 7 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.71%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.35%) Magento
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.35%) Workfront
6 2 (0.24%) AlphaBridge
6 2 (0.24%) Alphatax
6 2 (0.24%) Farmplan
6 2 (0.24%) KEYPrime
7 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 537 (63.10%) Azure
2 412 (48.41%) Microsoft 365
3 178 (20.92%) AWS
4 127 (14.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 80 (9.40%) IaaS
6 61 (7.17%) SaaS
7 54 (6.35%) PaaS
8 47 (5.52%) OneDrive
9 36 (4.23%) GCP
10 19 (2.23%) Mimecast
11 17 (2.00%) Power Platform
12 16 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (1.65%) Google Workspace
15 13 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (1.41%) Amazon S3
17 11 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 10 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
18 10 (1.18%) Serverless
18 10 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 217 (25.50%) Firewall
2 155 (18.21%) DNS
2 155 (18.21%) VPN
3 115 (13.51%) DHCP
4 87 (10.22%) LAN
4 87 (10.22%) WAN
5 81 (9.52%) VLAN
6 71 (8.34%) TCP/IP
7 68 (7.99%) SAN
8 58 (6.82%) Unified Communications
9 52 (6.11%) Wi-Fi
10 47 (5.52%) VoIP
11 31 (3.64%) Wireless
12 28 (3.29%) NAS
12 28 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (2.82%) SSL
14 20 (2.35%) IPsec
15 18 (2.12%) MPLS
16 16 (1.88%) Network Security
17 13 (1.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (26.20%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.41%) MySQL
3 20 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 15 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.18%) Power BI
9 10 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (0.82%) Redis
12 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.59%) DTS
15 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 87 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 72 (8.46%) Visual Studio
3 50 (5.88%) ReSharper
4 47 (5.52%) JIRA
4 47 (5.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (2.94%) TeamCity
6 23 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.88%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (0.94%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.24%) JUnit
13 2 (0.24%) Maven
13 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.12%) Selenium
14 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 224 (26.32%) Social Skills
2 120 (14.10%) Finance
3 36 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.41%) Public Sector
6 24 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
7 19 (2.23%) Documentation Skills
8 18 (2.12%) Marketing
9 17 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
9 17 (2.00%) Retail
10 14 (1.65%) Banking
11 13 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (1.29%) Advertising
12 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.06%) Investment Banking
13 9 (1.06%) Law
14 7 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
15 6 (0.71%) Back Office
15 6 (0.71%) Military
15 6 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 115 (13.51%) Consultant
3 78 (9.17%) IT Engineer
4 77 (9.05%) Support Engineer
5 68 (7.99%) Technical Consultant
6 62 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 59 (6.93%) Developer
8 58 (6.82%) .NET Developer
8 58 (6.82%) Architect
9 57 (6.70%) Analyst
10 55 (6.46%) Cloud Consultant
11 48 (5.64%) IT Manager
11 48 (5.64%) IT Support
12 43 (5.05%) Cloud Engineer
13 42 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
14 41 (4.82%) Azure Engineer
15 39 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 39 (4.58%) Server Engineer
16 36 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
17 33 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (9.75%) .NET
2 64 (7.52%) CSS
3 62 (7.29%) HTML
4 60 (7.05%) .NET Core
5 52 (6.11%) ASP.NET
6 50 (5.88%) CSS3
6 50 (5.88%) HTML5
7 23 (2.70%) Web Services
8 14 (1.65%) JSON
9 11 (1.29%) REST
10 10 (1.18%) Kafka
11 8 (0.94%) YAML
12 7 (0.82%) JMS
12 7 (0.82%) XML
13 6 (0.71%) jQuery
13 6 (0.71%) XSLT
14 5 (0.59%) React
15 4 (0.47%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
15 4 (0.47%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 139 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 86 (10.11%) Public Cloud
3 54 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 39 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 33 (3.88%) Clustering
7 19 (2.23%) Replication
8 16 (1.88%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.29%) HP Storage
9 11 (1.29%) User Experience
10 8 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
10 8 (0.94%) Smartcard
11 7 (0.82%) iPhone
11 7 (0.82%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.71%) CMDB
13 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.47%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.47%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 841 (98.82%) Windows
2 172 (20.21%) Windows 10
3 169 (19.86%) Linux
4 121 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (12.93%) Windows Server 2019
6 79 (9.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 55 (6.46%) Unix
8 50 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (4.00%) Android
10 32 (3.76%) Apple iOS
10 32 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (3.17%) CentOS
11 27 (3.17%) Windows 7
12 23 (2.70%) Debian
13 19 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (1.76%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.18%) Solaris
16 8 (0.94%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.71%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (25.38%) DevOps
2 172 (20.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 154 (18.10%) ITIL
4 103 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
5 93 (10.93%) Migration
6 90 (10.58%) Presales
7 89 (10.46%) Project Management
8 87 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (9.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 79 (9.28%) E-Commerce
11 72 (8.46%) ERP
12 66 (7.76%) CRM
13 63 (7.40%) Data Privacy
14 58 (6.82%) Project Delivery
15 54 (6.35%) B2B
15 54 (6.35%) MVC
16 53 (6.23%) B2C
17 51 (5.99%) Business Continuity
18 50 (5.88%) SEO
18 50 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (22.33%) SQL
2 177 (20.80%) PowerShell
3 95 (11.16%) C#
4 70 (8.23%) JavaScript
5 65 (7.64%) Python
6 31 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 29 (3.41%) PHP
8 20 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.41%) Java
10 10 (1.18%) Ruby
11 8 (0.94%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.71%) R
13 5 (0.59%) Perl
14 4 (0.47%) VB
14 4 (0.47%) VBScript
15 3 (0.35%) Go
16 2 (0.24%) Bicep
16 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 86 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (9.40%) Security Cleared
3 75 (8.81%) SC Cleared
4 63 (7.40%) Degree
5 43 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (3.76%) CCNA
7 27 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 26 (3.06%) MCSA
8 26 (3.06%) MCSE
9 14 (1.65%) CCNP
10 13 (1.53%) MCP
11 11 (1.29%) AWS Certification
11 11 (1.29%) PMP
12 10 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (1.18%) DBS Check
13 9 (1.06%) CCSP
13 9 (1.06%) CISSP
13 9 (1.06%) MCITP
13 9 (1.06%) NCSIE
13 9 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.82%) SLA
2 50 (5.88%) Accessibility
3 22 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.88%) GDPR
5 9 (1.06%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.94%) GRC
6 8 (0.94%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (0.94%) ISO 31000
6 8 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (0.94%) NIST
6 8 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (0.82%) PMO
8 6 (0.71%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.35%) QA
10 2 (0.24%) NCSC
11 1 (0.12%) HL7
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 466 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 208 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (18.21%) Hyper-V
4 51 (5.99%) vSphere
5 50 (5.88%) Docker
6 42 (4.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 30 (3.53%) XenApp
8 27 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (2.23%) KVM
11 18 (2.12%) XenDesktop
12 15 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.29%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.94%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.47%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 144 (16.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 118 (13.87%) SCCM
3 66 (7.76%) Terraform
4 52 (6.11%) Ansible
5 44 (5.17%) Kubernetes
6 43 (5.05%) Puppet
7 36 (4.23%) WSUS
8 35 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (3.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 18 (2.12%) Rancher
11 17 (2.00%) Grafana
11 17 (2.00%) SCOM
12 13 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (1.41%) Nagios
14 11 (1.29%) AirWatch
15 9 (1.06%) Nessus
16 8 (0.94%) Opsgenie
16 8 (0.94%) Trend Micro Deep Security
17 7 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 518 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 338 (39.72%) VMware
3 126 (14.81%) Cisco
4 61 (7.17%) Sitecore
5 58 (6.82%) Oracle
6 56 (6.58%) Citrix
7 53 (6.23%) Veeam
8 48 (5.64%) HP
9 45 (5.29%) Google
10 40 (4.70%) Dell
11 37 (4.35%) Sophos
12 36 (4.23%) Meraki
13 30 (3.53%) Apple
14 26 (3.06%) EMC
15 25 (2.94%) NetApp
16 22 (2.59%) Splunk
17 21 (2.47%) ServiceNow
18 20 (2.35%) Atlassian
18 20 (2.35%) F5
19 18 (2.12%) Red Hat