Period
to 17 October 2021

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

Microsoft Windows Server
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 55 33
Rank change year-on-year +15 -22 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 608 185 738
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.79% 4.71% 6.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.23% 22.34% 30.70%
Number of salaries quoted 546 162 620
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.28%
75th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £45,063
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £40,468 £45,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -10.07% +13.92% -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 advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,947 828 2,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.54% 21.10% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,500 671 1,915
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 +5 367 £40,000 +6.67% 92
East Midlands +22 236 £35,250 -6.00% 82
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 606 (99.67%) Windows
2 421 (69.24%) Active Directory
3 375 (61.68%) Microsoft
4 324 (53.29%) VMware
5 308 (50.66%) Microsoft 365
6 258 (42.43%) Azure
7 199 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 154 (25.33%) SQL Server
9 145 (23.85%) DNS
10 138 (22.70%) ITIL
11 133 (21.88%) Firewall
12 130 (21.38%) Cisco
12 130 (21.38%) Social Skills
13 129 (21.22%) Windows 10
14 126 (20.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 125 (20.56%) DHCP
16 124 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 121 (19.90%) Microsoft Office
18 114 (18.75%) Hyper-V
19 112 (18.42%) SQL
20 103 (16.94%) Windows Server 2016
21 101 (16.61%) PowerShell
22 100 (16.45%) LAN
23 97 (15.95%) Linux
24 95 (15.63%) MS Exchange
25 94 (15.46%) Windows Server 2019
26 92 (15.13%) WAN
27 91 (14.97%) SharePoint
28 90 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
29 86 (14.14%) VMware ESXi

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 95 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 91 (14.97%) SharePoint
3 79 (12.99%) IIS
4 13 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.48%) CMS
6 9 (1.48%) Drupal
7 7 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.99%) WordPress
9 5 (0.82%) Confluence
10 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.49%) nginx
12 1 (0.16%) Apache
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 121 (19.90%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.99%) Siemens NX
3 6 (0.99%) Solid Edge
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.99%) Teamcenter
3 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.49%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.49%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.49%) Workfront
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 308 (50.66%) Microsoft 365
2 258 (42.43%) Azure
3 74 (12.17%) AWS
4 57 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (6.09%) PaaS
6 35 (5.76%) IaaS
7 26 (4.28%) OneDrive
8 25 (4.11%) SaaS
9 18 (2.96%) Power Platform
10 11 (1.81%) PowerApps
11 8 (1.32%) GCP
11 8 (1.32%) Mimecast
12 7 (1.15%) Power Automate
13 6 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.66%) GitHub
15 4 (0.66%) Google Workspace
16 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 145 (23.85%) DNS
2 133 (21.88%) Firewall
3 125 (20.56%) DHCP
4 100 (16.45%) LAN
5 92 (15.13%) WAN
6 68 (11.18%) TCP/IP
6 68 (11.18%) VPN
7 65 (10.69%) SAN
8 58 (9.54%) VLAN
9 51 (8.39%) Wireless
10 38 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (3.13%) NAS
13 15 (2.47%) Network Security
13 15 (2.47%) VoIP
14 14 (2.30%) MPLS
15 9 (1.48%) SSL
16 7 (1.15%) IP Telephony
16 7 (1.15%) iSCSI
16 7 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (2.30%) MySQL
4 10 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.15%) Power BI
7 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.33%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 11 (1.81%) JIRA
2 8 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.15%) GitLab
4 5 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.82%) Gradle
4 5 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.49%) Selenium
6 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.16%) Ant
7 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.16%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 130 (21.38%) Social Skills
2 58 (9.54%) Manufacturing
3 42 (6.91%) Finance
4 25 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.29%) Automotive
5 20 (3.29%) Presentation Skills
6 19 (3.13%) Public Sector
6 19 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.63%) Back Office
8 13 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
8 13 (2.14%) Law
9 12 (1.97%) Marketing
10 9 (1.48%) Retail
11 5 (0.82%) Police
12 4 (0.66%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.49%) Banking
13 3 (0.49%) Legal
13 3 (0.49%) Local Government
13 3 (0.49%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 110 (18.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 104 (17.11%) IT Engineer
3 100 (16.45%) Support Engineer
4 80 (13.16%) IT Support
5 68 (11.18%) Analyst
6 43 (7.07%) Support Analyst
7 41 (6.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 33 (5.43%) IT Support Engineer
10 32 (5.26%) Consultant
11 30 (4.93%) VMware Engineer
11 30 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (4.77%) Administrator
12 29 (4.77%) IT Analyst
12 29 (4.77%) Project Engineer
13 28 (4.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 27 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 26 (4.28%) IT Support Analyst
16 24 (3.95%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.39%) Web Services
2 13 (2.14%) XML
3 12 (1.97%) .NET
3 12 (1.97%) REST
3 12 (1.97%) XSLT
4 7 (1.15%) SOAP
5 6 (0.99%) Kafka
6 4 (0.66%) EDI
6 4 (0.66%) HTML
7 3 (0.49%) CSS
7 3 (0.49%) LDAP
8 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.16%) LAMP
8 1 (0.16%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.16%) React
8 1 (0.16%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 68 (11.18%) Clustering
3 38 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 32 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (3.78%) Driving Licence
6 20 (3.29%) PKI
7 15 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.14%) Replication
9 10 (1.64%) User Experience
10 9 (1.48%) CCTV
10 9 (1.48%) HP Storage
11 8 (1.32%) iPhone
11 8 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.99%) CMDB
13 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.99%) FMCG
14 5 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.82%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 606 (99.67%) Windows
2 129 (21.22%) Windows 10
3 124 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 103 (16.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 97 (15.95%) Linux
6 94 (15.46%) Windows Server 2019
7 57 (9.38%) Windows 7
8 56 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (3.29%) Unix
11 19 (3.13%) Android
12 15 (2.47%) CentOS
13 10 (1.64%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.99%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.99%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.99%) VMS
16 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.66%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (22.70%) ITIL
2 126 (20.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 90 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (6.91%) Patch Management
6 39 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (6.09%) Project Delivery
7 37 (6.09%) Service Management
8 34 (5.59%) DevOps
8 34 (5.59%) Migration
9 32 (5.26%) Capacity Management
10 31 (5.10%) Mentoring
11 30 (4.93%) Project Management
12 29 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (4.44%) CRM
13 27 (4.44%) Presales
13 27 (4.44%) Security Patching
14 26 (4.28%) IT Strategy
14 26 (4.28%) Server Management
15 25 (4.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (18.42%) SQL
2 101 (16.61%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.30%) Python
4 12 (1.97%) T-SQL
5 10 (1.64%) Java
6 9 (1.48%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.32%) PHP
8 6 (0.99%) C#
8 6 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.82%) C
9 5 (0.82%) Java 8
10 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.49%) VBScript
11 1 (0.16%) Go
11 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.16%) Ruby
11 1 (0.16%) VB
11 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (8.39%) MCSA
3 49 (8.06%) Degree
4 40 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (5.26%) CCNA
6 29 (4.77%) MCSE
7 24 (3.95%) CCNP
7 24 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (3.45%) Security Cleared
9 16 (2.63%) HNC
10 14 (2.30%) HND
11 11 (1.81%) MCP
12 10 (1.64%) SC Cleared
13 9 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.48%) NCSIE
14 8 (1.32%) VCAP
15 7 (1.15%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (0.99%) DBS Check
17 5 (0.82%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (12.01%) SLA
2 17 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.14%) PMO
3 13 (2.14%) QA
4 8 (1.32%) GDPR
5 5 (0.82%) COBIT
6 4 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.33%) NIST
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 421 (69.24%) Active Directory
2 199 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 86 (14.14%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (6.58%) vSphere
6 26 (4.28%) XenApp
7 24 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (3.13%) Docker
8 19 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (2.63%) XenDesktop
10 13 (2.14%) NFS
11 9 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.32%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.82%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.82%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 78 (12.83%) SCCM
2 53 (8.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 49 (8.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 47 (7.73%) WSUS
5 32 (5.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 21 (3.45%) Ansible
7 20 (3.29%) SCOM
8 19 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (2.63%) Backup Exec
9 16 (2.63%) Kubernetes
10 9 (1.48%) Nagios
10 9 (1.48%) Rancher
11 8 (1.32%) AirWatch
11 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (1.15%) Terraform
13 6 (0.99%) Grafana
13 6 (0.99%) Opsgenie
13 6 (0.99%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 375 (61.68%) Microsoft
2 324 (53.29%) VMware
3 130 (21.38%) Cisco
4 59 (9.70%) Citrix
5 37 (6.09%) Dell
6 35 (5.76%) HP
7 34 (5.59%) Veeam
8 29 (4.77%) Meraki
9 26 (4.28%) SolarWinds
10 25 (4.11%) Oracle
11 21 (3.45%) Apple
11 21 (3.45%) NetApp
12 19 (3.13%) Red Hat
13 17 (2.80%) Aruba
13 17 (2.80%) EMC
13 17 (2.80%) ServiceNow
14 16 (2.63%) Sophos
15 14 (2.30%) Siemens
16 13 (2.14%) SAP
17 12 (1.97%) Juniper