Period
to 15 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 33 33
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +17
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 337 756 852
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.85% 6.25% 5.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.21% 30.04% 29.50%
Number of salaries quoted 287 631 713
Median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £50,000
England median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,337 2,517 2,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.22% 20.80% 19.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,078 1,887 2,358
Median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% +5.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £58,225
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the Midlands

Windows Server
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in the Midlands

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the Midlands

Windows Server
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 July 2020. 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
West Midlands 0 231 £40,000 +6.67% 17
East Midlands -8 104 £40,000 +14.29% 12
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 336 (99.70%) Windows
2 199 (59.05%) VMware
3 198 (58.75%) Microsoft
4 187 (55.49%) Active Directory
5 147 (43.62%) Office 365
6 142 (42.14%) Azure
7 135 (40.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 117 (34.72%) Hyper-V
9 100 (29.67%) Citrix
10 99 (29.38%) ITIL
11 96 (28.49%) PowerShell
12 91 (27.00%) Firewall
13 82 (24.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 81 (24.04%) MS Exchange
15 80 (23.74%) DNS
16 78 (23.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 72 (21.36%) Linux
18 70 (20.77%) Cisco
19 65 (19.29%) TCP/IP
20 64 (18.99%) DHCP
21 61 (18.10%) SQL Server
22 60 (17.80%) SQL
22 60 (17.80%) Windows Server 2016
22 60 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
23 58 (17.21%) XenApp
24 56 (16.62%) VPN
24 56 (16.62%) Windows 10
25 50 (14.84%) Veeam
26 49 (14.54%) Microsoft Certification
27 48 (14.24%) ISO/IEC 27001

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 81 (24.04%) MS Exchange
2 46 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.45%) IIS
6 9 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.30%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 147 (43.62%) Office 365
2 142 (42.14%) Azure
3 36 (10.68%) AWS
4 22 (6.53%) IaaS
5 16 (4.75%) SaaS
6 13 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.86%) PaaS
7 9 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.67%) GCP
8 5 (1.48%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.19%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (27.00%) Firewall
2 80 (23.74%) DNS
3 65 (19.29%) TCP/IP
4 64 (18.99%) DHCP
5 56 (16.62%) VPN
6 40 (11.87%) SAN
7 36 (10.68%) LAN
8 35 (10.39%) WAN
9 30 (8.90%) iSCSI
9 30 (8.90%) VLAN
10 17 (5.04%) Wireless
11 14 (4.15%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (3.86%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (3.86%) VoIP
13 12 (3.56%) NAS
13 12 (3.56%) Network Security
14 9 (2.67%) Internet
15 8 (2.37%) IPsec
15 8 (2.37%) Skype
16 7 (2.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.86%) MySQL
3 3 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (0.89%) MS Access
3 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.59%) Power BI
4 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.34%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.86%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.19%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.19%) JUnit
3 4 (1.19%) Mercurial
3 4 (1.19%) NUnit
3 4 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.19%) SpecFlow
3 4 (1.19%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.89%) Bazaar
5 2 (0.59%) WinDbg
General
1 20 (5.93%) Law
2 17 (5.04%) Finance
3 13 (3.86%) Public Sector
3 13 (3.86%) Retail
4 7 (2.08%) Digital Economy
4 7 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.08%) Marketing
5 5 (1.48%) Automotive
6 4 (1.19%) Local Government
7 3 (0.89%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Back Office
8 2 (0.59%) Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (17.80%) Analyst
3 54 (16.02%) IT Engineer
4 38 (11.28%) IT Support
4 38 (11.28%) Support Analyst
5 33 (9.79%) Support Engineer
6 29 (8.61%) Infrastructure Support
7 28 (8.31%) Administrator
8 24 (7.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 24 (7.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (7.12%) Systems Engineer
9 23 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (5.93%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 19 (5.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 19 (5.64%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (4.15%) Server Engineer
13 13 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.86%) Security Analyst
13 13 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.56%) .NET
2 8 (2.37%) Web Services
3 7 (2.08%) HTML
3 7 (2.08%) LAMP
3 7 (2.08%) YAML
4 3 (0.89%) XML
5 2 (0.59%) Ajax
5 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.59%) COM
5 2 (0.59%) jQuery
5 2 (0.59%) SAML
5 2 (0.59%) Spring
5 2 (0.59%) WinForms
6 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) Middleware
6 1 (0.30%) React
6 1 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.01%) Enterprise Storage
3 25 (7.42%) Driving Licence
4 24 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.93%) Clustering
6 13 (3.86%) Replication
7 12 (3.56%) Public Cloud
8 11 (3.26%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.37%) Private Cloud
10 7 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.78%) FMCG
11 6 (1.78%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.78%) NHS
12 5 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.19%) Handset
14 3 (0.89%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.89%) Social Media
14 3 (0.89%) Thin Client
15 2 (0.59%) CCTV
15 2 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 336 (99.70%) Windows
2 78 (23.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 72 (21.36%) Linux
4 60 (17.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 56 (16.62%) Windows 10
6 39 (11.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (9.20%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (3.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (2.37%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.78%) Android
11 6 (1.78%) Unix
12 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.19%) CentOS
13 4 (1.19%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.89%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (29.38%) ITIL
2 82 (24.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 60 (17.80%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (13.65%) Problem Management
5 36 (10.68%) Server Management
6 33 (9.79%) DevOps
7 32 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 31 (9.20%) Change Management
8 31 (9.20%) Line Management
9 24 (7.12%) Mentoring
9 24 (7.12%) Process Improvement
10 23 (6.82%) Project Management
11 19 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (5.64%) Decision-Making
12 18 (5.34%) Commercial Awareness
12 18 (5.34%) Strategic Planning
13 16 (4.75%) Information Security
13 16 (4.75%) Service Management
14 14 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (4.15%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 96 (28.49%) PowerShell
2 60 (17.80%) SQL
3 22 (6.53%) Python
4 21 (6.23%) Bash Shell
5 15 (4.45%) T-SQL
6 13 (3.86%) Java
7 7 (2.08%) PHP
8 6 (1.78%) C#
8 6 (1.78%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.48%) VBScript
10 4 (1.19%) C++
11 2 (0.59%) C
11 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.30%) KiXtart
12 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (14.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (12.17%) MCSE
3 31 (9.20%) MCSA
4 20 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (4.45%) CCNA
7 12 (3.56%) CCNP
7 12 (3.56%) Security Cleared
8 10 (2.97%) AWS Certification
8 10 (2.97%) SC Cleared
9 9 (2.67%) DBS Check
9 9 (2.67%) Degree
10 8 (2.37%) MCITP
10 8 (2.37%) MCTS
10 8 (2.37%) RHCE
11 5 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.59%) CISM
13 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (14.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (10.09%) SLA
3 24 (7.12%) BS25999
3 24 (7.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 17 (5.04%) GDPR
5 5 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.48%) QA
6 4 (1.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 187 (55.49%) Active Directory
2 135 (40.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (34.72%) Hyper-V
4 58 (17.21%) XenApp
5 42 (12.46%) XenDesktop
6 28 (8.31%) vSphere
7 26 (7.72%) BitLocker
7 26 (7.72%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (7.42%) NFS
9 22 (6.53%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (3.86%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (2.67%) Docker
12 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (1.78%) Firmware
13 6 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.19%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.59%) vCloud
15 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (11.57%) SCCM
2 31 (9.20%) Backup Exec
3 21 (6.23%) Puppet
4 20 (5.93%) WSUS
5 17 (5.04%) Ansible
6 15 (4.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (3.56%) SCOM
8 11 (3.26%) Kubernetes
9 10 (2.97%) vCenter Server
10 9 (2.67%) QRadar
11 8 (2.37%) Terraform
12 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (1.78%) NetBackup
14 4 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (1.19%) SCDPM
14 4 (1.19%) SCSM
14 4 (1.19%) SCVMM
15 3 (0.89%) SCOrch
16 2 (0.59%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 199 (59.05%) VMware
2 198 (58.75%) Microsoft
3 100 (29.67%) Citrix
4 70 (20.77%) Cisco
5 50 (14.84%) Veeam
6 29 (8.61%) Dell
7 27 (8.01%) HP
8 26 (7.72%) Red Hat
9 24 (7.12%) Sophos
10 18 (5.34%) NetApp
11 13 (3.86%) EMC
12 11 (3.26%) Symantec
13 9 (2.67%) Apple
13 9 (2.67%) LogRhythm
13 9 (2.67%) Splunk
14 8 (2.37%) Oracle
14 8 (2.37%) Palo Alto
15 7 (2.08%) Avaya
15 7 (2.08%) Meraki
16 6 (1.78%) arcserve