Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 40 38
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 +14
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 66 136 207
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.70% 5.32% 6.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.98% 33.33% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 100 130 176
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%

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 advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 254 408 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.10% 15.97% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 212 339 435
Median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.12% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Birmingham

Windows Server
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Windows Server in Birmingham

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (78.79%) Azure
3 43 (65.15%) Microsoft
4 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
4 34 (51.52%) VMware
5 33 (50.00%) Office 365
6 30 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (37.88%) Linux
8 20 (30.30%) PowerShell
9 19 (28.79%) Ansible
9 19 (28.79%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (27.27%) Puppet
11 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (24.24%) SharePoint
12 16 (24.24%) DevOps
13 15 (22.73%) SQL
14 14 (21.21%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (21.21%) Terraform
14 14 (21.21%) Docker
14 14 (21.21%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (21.21%) GitHub
15 13 (19.70%) SDLC
15 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
16 12 (18.18%) DNS
16 12 (18.18%) Scrum
16 12 (18.18%) DevSecOps
16 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 16 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 52 (78.79%) Azure
2 33 (50.00%) Office 365
3 14 (21.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (21.21%) GitHub
4 10 (15.15%) AWS
5 8 (12.12%) OneDrive
6 3 (4.55%) IaaS
6 3 (4.55%) Power Platform
7 2 (3.03%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) DNS
2 9 (13.64%) Firewall
3 8 (12.12%) NAS
3 8 (12.12%) SAN
4 6 (9.09%) DHCP
5 5 (7.58%) NetScaler
6 4 (6.06%) BIG-IP
6 4 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (6.06%) IPv4
6 4 (6.06%) LAN
6 4 (6.06%) VPN
6 4 (6.06%) WAN
7 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.03%) VLAN
8 1 (1.52%) DKIM
8 1 (1.52%) DMARC
8 1 (1.52%) MPLS
8 1 (1.52%) Network Security
8 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Octopus Deploy
2 12 (18.18%) TeamCity
3 5 (7.58%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
1 4 (6.06%) Military
1 4 (6.06%) Police
1 4 (6.06%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) IT Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Deskside Support
4 7 (10.61%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.61%) Server Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.58%) Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) IT Support
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.03%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
1 3 (4.55%) CSS
2 2 (3.03%) SOAP
2 2 (3.03%) WinForms
2 2 (3.03%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) XSLT
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.03%) LPAR
3 2 (3.03%) PlayStation
3 2 (3.03%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) EPoS
4 1 (1.52%) IPTV
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (37.88%) Linux
3 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (7.58%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.06%) CentOS
7 4 (6.06%) Unix
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.24%) DevOps
3 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (19.70%) SDLC
4 12 (18.18%) AIOps
4 12 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (18.18%) DevSecOps
4 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
4 12 (18.18%) Scrum
5 10 (15.15%) Project Management
6 9 (13.64%) Service Management
7 7 (10.61%) Change Control
7 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.61%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.09%) ITIL
8 6 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (7.58%) Migration
9 5 (7.58%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 15 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.12%) MCSA
3 7 (10.61%) A+ Certification
3 7 (10.61%) Degree
3 7 (10.61%) HNC
3 7 (10.61%) MCDST
3 7 (10.61%) MCSE
4 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) MCITP
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.52%) CCA
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 30 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (21.21%) Docker
4 8 (12.12%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.61%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.55%) vSphere
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (28.79%) Ansible
2 18 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (27.27%) Puppet
3 14 (21.21%) Terraform
4 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (18.18%) Rancher
5 10 (15.15%) SCCM
6 5 (7.58%) Backup Exec
7 4 (6.06%) Kubernetes
7 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
7 4 (6.06%) SCOM
7 4 (6.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (65.15%) Microsoft
2 34 (51.52%) VMware
3 11 (16.67%) Citrix
4 10 (15.15%) Veeam
5 8 (12.12%) EMC
6 6 (9.09%) Ivanti
6 6 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.09%) Remedy
6 6 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 5 (7.58%) Cisco
7 5 (7.58%) NetApp
8 4 (6.06%) CommVault
8 4 (6.06%) DataCore
8 4 (6.06%) Dell
8 4 (6.06%) Dell Compellent
8 4 (6.06%) F5
8 4 (6.06%) Isilon
8 4 (6.06%) NEC
8 4 (6.06%) Oracle
9 2 (3.03%) HP