Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 49 41
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 714 735 1,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.37% 4.93% 5.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.88% 23.02% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 613 659 927
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,571 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.42% +6.18% +3.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.30%

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 2,561 3,193 3,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.25% 21.41% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,079 2,765 3,255
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -4.11%
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the Midlands

Windows Server
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Windows Server in the Midlands

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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 +9 470 £37,500 +6.01% 100
East Midlands +13 248 £36,500 +4.29% 49
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 710 (99.44%) Windows
2 452 (63.31%) Active Directory
3 434 (60.78%) Microsoft
4 369 (51.68%) VMware
5 252 (35.29%) Office 365
6 248 (34.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 247 (34.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 215 (30.11%) SQL Server
9 198 (27.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 197 (27.59%) DNS
11 193 (27.03%) Hyper-V
12 189 (26.47%) Cisco
13 187 (26.19%) MS Exchange
14 183 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 179 (25.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 173 (24.23%) Firewall
17 156 (21.85%) ITIL
18 149 (20.87%) Microsoft Certification
19 146 (20.45%) DHCP
20 145 (20.31%) SQL
21 139 (19.47%) Citrix
21 139 (19.47%) Windows 7
22 135 (18.91%) Linux
23 130 (18.21%) SCCM
24 124 (17.37%) LAN
25 120 (16.81%) WAN
26 118 (16.53%) MCSE
27 113 (15.83%) TCP/IP
27 113 (15.83%) Windows 10
28 107 (14.99%) SAN

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
1 187 (26.19%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (5.32%) IIS
5 35 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 33 (4.62%) SharePoint
7 26 (3.64%) Apache
8 21 (2.94%) Confluence
9 16 (2.24%) Tomcat
10 15 (2.10%) nginx
10 15 (2.10%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.70%) Site Server
12 5 (0.70%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.56%) JBoss
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 104 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.28%) Workfront
5 1 (0.14%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 252 (35.29%) Office 365
2 183 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (1.82%) G Suite
6 12 (1.68%) IaaS
7 9 (1.26%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.84%) SaaS
9 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.56%) Yammer
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.14%) Datadog
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 197 (27.59%) DNS
2 173 (24.23%) Firewall
3 146 (20.45%) DHCP
4 124 (17.37%) LAN
5 120 (16.81%) WAN
6 113 (15.83%) TCP/IP
7 107 (14.99%) SAN
8 65 (9.10%) VLAN
9 50 (7.00%) VPN
10 47 (6.58%) VoIP
11 45 (6.30%) Network Security
12 39 (5.46%) Remote Desktop
13 35 (4.90%) IPsec
14 32 (4.48%) SSL
15 21 (2.94%) Internet
16 18 (2.52%) Skype
17 14 (1.96%) Wireless
18 12 (1.68%) MPLS
18 12 (1.68%) SSH
19 11 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (2.52%) MySQL
4 15 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.40%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.42%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.28%) MS Access
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (3.64%) JIRA
2 24 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 17 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (2.10%) Vagrant
5 14 (1.96%) Bitbucket
5 14 (1.96%) GoCD
5 14 (1.96%) Subversion
6 8 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.28%) Hudson
9 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 75 (10.50%) Finance
2 30 (4.20%) Retail
3 28 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.82%) Games
4 13 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.26%) Automotive
6 8 (1.12%) Aerospace
7 7 (0.98%) Legal
8 4 (0.56%) Back Office
8 4 (0.56%) Banking
9 3 (0.42%) Marketing
10 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 136 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 130 (18.21%) Analyst
3 91 (12.75%) IT Support
4 89 (12.46%) Support Engineer
5 72 (10.08%) Support Analyst
6 70 (9.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 64 (8.96%) IT Engineer
8 49 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
9 44 (6.16%) Technical Support
10 39 (5.46%) Administrator
10 39 (5.46%) Architect
11 38 (5.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 36 (5.04%) Infrastructure Support
12 36 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
13 30 (4.20%) Consultant
13 30 (4.20%) Team Leader
14 28 (3.92%) Technical Engineer
15 27 (3.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 27 (3.78%) IT Analyst
15 27 (3.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.80%) REST
2 18 (2.52%) .NET
3 16 (2.24%) XML
4 13 (1.82%) Middleware
5 11 (1.54%) .NET Framework
6 10 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (1.40%) SOAP
7 9 (1.26%) JSON
7 9 (1.26%) WSH
8 8 (1.12%) COM
8 8 (1.12%) Entity Framework
9 7 (0.98%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.98%) Kafka
10 6 (0.84%) CSS
10 6 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (0.70%) HTML
11 5 (0.70%) LDAP
12 4 (0.56%) Spring
12 4 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 45 (6.30%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (6.16%) Clustering
4 24 (3.36%) Replication
5 17 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 17 (2.38%) HP StoreVirtual
6 16 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.10%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.12%) Fintech
10 8 (1.12%) HP Storage
10 8 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.12%) PKI
11 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.84%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 710 (99.44%) Windows
2 248 (34.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 198 (27.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 139 (19.47%) Windows 7
5 135 (18.91%) Linux
6 113 (15.83%) Windows 10
7 78 (10.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (8.54%) Windows 8
9 27 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.80%) Mac OS
10 20 (2.80%) Unix
11 14 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 13 (1.82%) CentOS
12 13 (1.82%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.12%) Android
14 7 (0.98%) SUSE
15 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.42%) AIX
17 3 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (25.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 156 (21.85%) ITIL
3 91 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (11.20%) Project Management
5 55 (7.70%) Presales
6 45 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 42 (5.88%) Migration
8 41 (5.74%) Service Management
9 40 (5.60%) Server Virtualisation
10 37 (5.18%) Service Delivery
11 35 (4.90%) DevOps
12 32 (4.48%) Problem Management
13 31 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
14 30 (4.20%) Customer Requirements
15 29 (4.06%) Data Protection
16 28 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (3.64%) PRINCE2
18 25 (3.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 145 (20.31%) SQL
2 99 (13.87%) PowerShell
3 41 (5.74%) Bash Shell
4 25 (3.50%) Python
5 24 (3.36%) C#
6 19 (2.66%) Java
6 19 (2.66%) T-SQL
7 18 (2.52%) Ruby
8 17 (2.38%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.24%) Perl
10 14 (1.96%) VBScript
11 13 (1.82%) VB
12 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.28%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.14%) C
14 1 (0.14%) Korn
14 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.14%) VB6
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 149 (20.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (16.53%) MCSE
3 64 (8.96%) MCSA
4 54 (7.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 53 (7.42%) Degree
6 47 (6.58%) MCP
7 46 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (5.88%) CCNA
8 42 (5.88%) Security Cleared
9 34 (4.76%) MCITP
10 19 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (1.82%) DBS Check
13 9 (1.26%) HNC
14 8 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.98%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.98%) SC Cleared
16 5 (0.70%) ISEB
16 5 (0.70%) MCTS
16 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (10.22%) SLA
2 34 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (3.64%) GDPR
4 12 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (1.40%) COBIT
7 7 (0.98%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.28%) HL7
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) IASME
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 452 (63.31%) Active Directory
2 247 (34.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (27.03%) Hyper-V
4 76 (10.64%) vSphere
5 69 (9.66%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (6.16%) XenApp
7 31 (4.34%) XenDesktop
8 22 (3.08%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
9 17 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (2.38%) XenServer
10 13 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.12%) BitLocker
11 8 (1.12%) Docker
11 8 (1.12%) Firmware
11 8 (1.12%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 130 (18.21%) SCCM
2 44 (6.16%) WSUS
3 20 (2.80%) Ansible
4 18 (2.52%) SCOM
4 18 (2.52%) vCenter Server
5 17 (2.38%) Terraform
6 13 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (1.82%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (1.54%) SCOrch
9 10 (1.40%) vMotion
10 9 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.12%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.84%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.84%) Puppet
13 6 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 434 (60.78%) Microsoft
2 369 (51.68%) VMware
3 189 (26.47%) Cisco
4 139 (19.47%) Citrix
5 96 (13.45%) HP
6 79 (11.06%) NetApp
7 45 (6.30%) Dell
8 42 (5.88%) Veeam
9 35 (4.90%) McAfee
10 30 (4.20%) CheckPoint
11 26 (3.64%) Red Hat
12 23 (3.22%) Oracle
13 22 (3.08%) Sophos
14 21 (2.94%) SonicWALL
15 19 (2.66%) SolarWinds
16 18 (2.52%) Nimble Storage
17 17 (2.38%) Atlassian
18 16 (2.24%) Ivanti
18 16 (2.24%) Symantec
19 10 (1.40%) Mitel