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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 166 91 104
Rank change year-on-year -75 +13 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 1,680 1,149 271
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.29% 3.56% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.80% 18.66% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,465 1,047 240
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £29,225
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - -18.18% +17.02%
75th Percentile £58,000 £58,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 13,123 6,157 1,832
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.91% 19.05% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,520 5,260 1,564
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 28 May 2022.

Windows Server salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, Windows Server job roles required the following 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 1,675 (99.70%) Windows
2 995 (59.23%) Active Directory
3 961 (57.20%) Azure
4 915 (54.46%) Microsoft
5 826 (49.17%) Microsoft 365
6 681 (40.54%) VMware
7 470 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 434 (25.83%) PowerShell
9 431 (25.65%) Firewall
10 422 (25.12%) DNS
11 396 (23.57%) Linux
12 370 (22.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 369 (21.96%) Social Skills
14 338 (20.12%) AWS
15 334 (19.88%) DHCP
16 331 (19.70%) ITIL
17 318 (18.93%) SQL Server
18 317 (18.87%) SQL
19 290 (17.26%) Windows 10
20 280 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
21 268 (15.95%) Hyper-V
22 261 (15.54%) Cisco
23 255 (15.18%) DevOps
24 240 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
25 236 (14.05%) SharePoint
26 234 (13.93%) Azure Active Directory
27 220 (13.10%) MS Exchange
28 210 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
29 202 (12.02%) VPN
29 202 (12.02%) IIS

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
1 236 (14.05%) SharePoint
2 220 (13.10%) MS Exchange
3 202 (12.02%) IIS
4 45 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (2.50%) Apache
6 30 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (1.37%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.19%) Skype for Business
9 19 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.95%) CMS
11 16 (0.95%) nginx
12 13 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.71%) JBoss
13 12 (0.71%) WordPress
14 10 (0.60%) Kentico
14 10 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.60%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.54%) EPiServer
15 9 (0.54%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 197 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.060%) CATIA
6 1 (0.060%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.060%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
2 20 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.71%) Sentinel
3 12 (0.71%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.18%) Workfront
6 2 (0.12%) BambooHR
6 2 (0.12%) Shopify
6 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.060%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.060%) Magento
7 1 (0.060%) nopCommerce
7 1 (0.060%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.060%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 961 (57.20%) Azure
2 826 (49.17%) Microsoft 365
3 338 (20.12%) AWS
4 234 (13.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 118 (7.02%) OneDrive
6 111 (6.61%) SaaS
7 95 (5.65%) IaaS
8 76 (4.52%) PaaS
9 57 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
10 53 (3.15%) Amazon S3
10 53 (3.15%) GCP
11 49 (2.92%) Mimecast
12 47 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
13 39 (2.32%) GitHub
14 37 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 26 (1.55%) Amazon EKS
16 25 (1.49%) Serverless
17 23 (1.37%) AWS CodeDeploy
17 23 (1.37%) GitHub Actions
18 22 (1.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 431 (25.65%) Firewall
2 422 (25.12%) DNS
3 334 (19.88%) DHCP
4 202 (12.02%) VPN
5 198 (11.79%) WAN
6 171 (10.18%) LAN
7 159 (9.46%) SAN
8 151 (8.99%) TCP/IP
9 126 (7.50%) VLAN
10 84 (5.00%) VoIP
11 80 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
12 75 (4.46%) Remote Desktop
13 53 (3.15%) Internet
14 52 (3.10%) Network Security
15 45 (2.68%) Wireless
16 41 (2.44%) MPLS
17 30 (1.79%) HTTP
17 30 (1.79%) NAS
18 29 (1.73%) IPsec
18 29 (1.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (18.93%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.29%) MySQL
3 54 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
4 39 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 32 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (1.73%) RDBMS
7 28 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 22 (1.31%) Electronic Patient Records
10 21 (1.25%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.07%) InfluxDB
12 15 (0.89%) DB2
13 11 (0.65%) Power BI
14 10 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
15 9 (0.54%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.54%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 132 (7.86%) Git (software)
2 58 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 58 (3.45%) JIRA
3 39 (2.32%) Octopus Deploy
4 32 (1.90%) TeamCity
5 27 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
6 26 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 24 (1.43%) Spinnaker
8 22 (1.31%) Travis CI
9 21 (1.25%) MSBuild
10 16 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 14 (0.83%) ReSharper
12 10 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.60%) GitLab
13 9 (0.54%) Subversion
14 8 (0.48%) NUnit
14 8 (0.48%) StyleCop
15 7 (0.42%) Browser DevTools
15 7 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 369 (21.96%) Social Skills
2 181 (10.77%) Finance
3 120 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (4.88%) Law
5 77 (4.58%) Public Sector
6 73 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 67 (3.99%) Manufacturing
8 59 (3.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 50 (2.98%) Advertising
9 50 (2.98%) Legal
10 45 (2.68%) Retail
11 36 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
12 27 (1.61%) Marketing
13 22 (1.31%) Tech for Good
14 19 (1.13%) Local Government
14 19 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
15 16 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
16 13 (0.77%) Banking
17 11 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 301 (17.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 241 (14.35%) Analyst
3 220 (13.10%) Support Engineer
4 172 (10.24%) IT Engineer
5 170 (10.12%) IT Support
6 147 (8.75%) Support Analyst
7 98 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 97 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 97 (5.77%) Administrator
9 92 (5.48%) Cloud Engineer
10 90 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
11 84 (5.00%) IT Analyst
12 80 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 73 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
14 72 (4.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 70 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
16 66 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
17 64 (3.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 62 (3.69%) Consultant
19 59 (3.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (8.99%) .NET
2 58 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 39 (2.32%) HTML
4 32 (1.90%) CSS
5 31 (1.85%) REST
6 30 (1.79%) .NET Core
7 28 (1.67%) Node.js
8 27 (1.61%) ASP.NET
9 18 (1.07%) HTML5
9 18 (1.07%) LDAP
9 18 (1.07%) Web Services
10 15 (0.89%) .NET Framework
10 15 (0.89%) AngularJS
11 13 (0.77%) JSON
11 13 (0.77%) OAuth
11 13 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (0.71%) ARM Templates
12 12 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
12 12 (0.71%) jQuery
12 12 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 73 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 69 (4.11%) Replication
4 63 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 61 (3.63%) Clustering
6 60 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
7 50 (2.98%) Driving Licence
8 39 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (1.96%) Cloud Native
9 33 (1.96%) Cyberattack
10 32 (1.90%) NHS
11 31 (1.85%) Smartphone
12 27 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
12 27 (1.61%) User Experience
13 26 (1.55%) Cyber Defence
14 24 (1.43%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (1.13%) PKI
17 18 (1.07%) Mobile App
17 18 (1.07%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,675 (99.70%) Windows
2 396 (23.57%) Linux
3 290 (17.26%) Windows 10
4 280 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 210 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 172 (10.24%) Windows Server 2019
7 96 (5.71%) Unix
8 95 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (2.86%) CentOS
11 47 (2.80%) Windows 7
12 28 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (1.61%) Android
14 26 (1.55%) Ubuntu
15 25 (1.49%) Mac OS
16 20 (1.19%) Solaris
17 17 (1.01%) AIX
17 17 (1.01%) Windows 8
18 14 (0.83%) Apple iOS
19 12 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (22.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 331 (19.70%) ITIL
3 255 (15.18%) DevOps
4 240 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 163 (9.70%) Agile
6 141 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 125 (7.44%) CI/CD
8 124 (7.38%) Migration
9 105 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 103 (6.13%) Mentoring
11 99 (5.89%) Project Management
11 99 (5.89%) Service Delivery
12 94 (5.60%) Change Management
13 92 (5.48%) Project Delivery
14 87 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
15 86 (5.12%) Problem Management
16 78 (4.64%) Computer Science
17 77 (4.58%) Configuration Management
18 71 (4.23%) Business Continuity
19 70 (4.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 434 (25.83%) PowerShell
2 317 (18.87%) SQL
3 139 (8.27%) C#
4 132 (7.86%) Python
5 98 (5.83%) Bash
6 61 (3.63%) JavaScript
7 52 (3.10%) T-SQL
8 44 (2.62%) Java
9 39 (2.32%) Perl
10 27 (1.61%) Ruby
11 24 (1.43%) Go
11 24 (1.43%) Groovy
12 22 (1.31%) Scala
12 22 (1.31%) VB
12 22 (1.31%) VBScript
13 21 (1.25%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.19%) VB.NET
15 17 (1.01%) PHP
16 14 (0.83%) C
17 13 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 187 (11.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (8.87%) Degree
3 125 (7.44%) Security Cleared
4 95 (5.65%) SC Cleared
5 92 (5.48%) MCSE
6 73 (4.35%) MCSA
7 67 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (3.93%) CCNA
9 55 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 39 (2.32%) MCP
11 36 (2.14%) CISSP
12 30 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 28 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (1.61%) DV Cleared
15 25 (1.49%) CCNP
16 23 (1.37%) DBS Check
17 20 (1.19%) MCITP
18 19 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 16 (0.95%) MCTS
20 11 (0.65%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.96%) SLA
2 87 (5.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 52 (3.10%) QA
5 48 (2.86%) GDPR
6 36 (2.14%) PCI DSS
7 33 (1.96%) NIST
8 10 (0.60%) Accessibility
9 9 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.48%) HL7
11 7 (0.42%) PMO
12 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.24%) SOC 2
13 3 (0.18%) SOC 1
14 2 (0.12%) NCSC
15 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
System Software
1 995 (59.23%) Active Directory
2 470 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (15.95%) Hyper-V
4 138 (8.21%) VMware ESXi
5 123 (7.32%) vSphere
6 90 (5.36%) Docker
7 60 (3.57%) XenApp
8 38 (2.26%) XenDesktop
9 30 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 30 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (1.49%) VMware NSX
11 23 (1.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 21 (1.25%) Terminal Services
13 19 (1.13%) KVM
14 18 (1.07%) Xen
15 15 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.65%) NFS
18 10 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 191 (11.37%) SCCM
2 154 (9.17%) Ansible
3 136 (8.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 113 (6.73%) Terraform
5 106 (6.31%) Kubernetes
6 100 (5.95%) WSUS
7 65 (3.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 55 (3.27%) Puppet
9 49 (2.92%) Grafana
10 44 (2.62%) vCenter Server
11 40 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
12 30 (1.79%) SCOM
13 28 (1.67%) IBM BigFix
13 28 (1.67%) Nagios
14 26 (1.55%) Graphite
14 26 (1.55%) Packer
14 26 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
15 24 (1.43%) Backup Exec
16 23 (1.37%) Prometheus
16 23 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 915 (54.46%) Microsoft
2 681 (40.54%) VMware
3 261 (15.54%) Cisco
4 193 (11.49%) Citrix
5 141 (8.39%) Veeam
6 135 (8.04%) Oracle
7 124 (7.38%) HP
8 59 (3.51%) Dell
8 59 (3.51%) Google
8 59 (3.51%) Red Hat
9 53 (3.15%) IBM
10 52 (3.10%) Sophos
11 46 (2.74%) ServiceNow
12 43 (2.56%) SolarWinds
13 38 (2.26%) NetApp
14 36 (2.14%) Meraki
15 29 (1.73%) Ruckus Wireless
16 26 (1.55%) Apple
17 25 (1.49%) Juniper
17 25 (1.49%) Veritas