Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 48 35
Rank change year-on-year +17 -13 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 915 753 1,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.26% 4.91% 5.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.19% 23.55% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 756 682 932
Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £36,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +8.21% +6.35%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,225 £47,950
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 3,031 3,197 4,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.74% 20.84% 22.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,479 2,720 3,420
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +19 595 £34,000 -6.21% 73
East Midlands +6 321 £37,500 - 58
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 910 (99.45%) Windows
2 541 (59.13%) Microsoft
3 539 (58.91%) Active Directory
4 450 (49.18%) VMware
5 291 (31.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 285 (31.15%) Office 365
7 270 (29.51%) SQL Server
8 266 (29.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 261 (28.52%) ITIL
10 238 (26.01%) Hyper-V
11 235 (25.68%) SQL
12 233 (25.46%) MS Exchange
12 233 (25.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 219 (23.93%) Microsoft Azure
14 207 (22.62%) Citrix
15 206 (22.51%) Firewall
16 191 (20.87%) DNS
17 170 (18.58%) Windows 10
18 167 (18.25%) Windows 7
19 162 (17.70%) PowerShell
20 161 (17.60%) Cisco
21 152 (16.61%) LAN
22 150 (16.39%) SCCM
23 148 (16.17%) WAN
24 143 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
25 135 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
26 129 (14.10%) Data Centre
27 128 (13.99%) SAN
28 127 (13.88%) Linux
29 125 (13.66%) DHCP

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
1 233 (25.46%) MS Exchange
2 83 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (6.99%) IIS
4 39 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 38 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (3.39%) Skype for Business
7 21 (2.30%) Apache
8 17 (1.86%) nginx
9 16 (1.75%) Confluence
9 16 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.20%) MTS
11 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.66%) Anypoint
12 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.66%) JBoss
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle UPK
13 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 135 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.55%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.11%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.33%) Sage 1000
3 3 (0.33%) Sage 500
4 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 285 (31.15%) Office 365
2 219 (23.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.95%) IaaS
5 18 (1.97%) PaaS
5 18 (1.97%) SaaS
6 14 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.09%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.66%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.44%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.33%) G Suite
14 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.22%) GitHub
15 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 206 (22.51%) Firewall
2 191 (20.87%) DNS
3 152 (16.61%) LAN
4 148 (16.17%) WAN
5 128 (13.99%) SAN
6 125 (13.66%) DHCP
7 115 (12.57%) TCP/IP
8 67 (7.32%) VoIP
9 61 (6.67%) SSL
10 51 (5.57%) VPN
11 46 (5.03%) NetScaler
11 46 (5.03%) VLAN
12 36 (3.93%) IPsec
13 30 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
14 29 (3.17%) Internet
15 25 (2.73%) Network Security
16 20 (2.19%) Wireless
17 18 (1.97%) Skype
18 17 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (1.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 19 (2.08%) MySQL
7 17 (1.86%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.77%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.66%) Big Data
13 6 (0.66%) DTS
13 6 (0.66%) EDRMS
13 6 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (5.25%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (2.62%) GoCD
5 19 (2.08%) JIRA
6 18 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (1.86%) Bitbucket
7 17 (1.86%) Subversion
8 16 (1.75%) Vagrant
9 12 (1.31%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.22%) Chocolatey
13 2 (0.22%) Hudson
14 1 (0.11%) FishEye
14 1 (0.11%) Travis CI
General
1 108 (11.80%) Finance
2 53 (5.79%) Retail
3 47 (5.14%) Manufacturing
4 23 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.86%) Games
6 11 (1.20%) Back Office
7 10 (1.09%) Legal
8 9 (0.98%) Banking
9 8 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.77%) Marketing
11 6 (0.66%) Law
12 5 (0.55%) French Language
12 5 (0.55%) German Language
13 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.44%) Automotive
14 3 (0.33%) Billing
14 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.22%) Advertising
16 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 183 (20.00%) Analyst
2 173 (18.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 104 (11.37%) Support Analyst
4 103 (11.26%) Support Engineer
5 96 (10.49%) IT Engineer
6 94 (10.27%) IT Support
7 88 (9.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 66 (7.21%) Administrator
9 62 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
10 59 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 57 (6.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 45 (4.92%) Team Leader
13 42 (4.59%) Systems Engineer
14 41 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support
14 41 (4.48%) IT Analyst
15 38 (4.15%) Architect
16 37 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 36 (3.93%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
18 35 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
18 35 (3.83%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.03%) .NET
2 25 (2.73%) ASP.NET
3 16 (1.75%) REST
4 14 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (1.31%) Middleware
6 11 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 11 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 11 (1.20%) COM+
6 11 (1.20%) DCOM
6 11 (1.20%) HTML
6 11 (1.20%) Kafka
6 11 (1.20%) LDAP
7 10 (1.09%) CSS
7 10 (1.09%) WSH
8 9 (0.98%) COM
8 9 (0.98%) jQuery
9 7 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (0.66%) Web Services
11 5 (0.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 129 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.99%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 39 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.72%) Public Cloud
7 29 (3.17%) Clustering
8 28 (3.06%) Driving Licence
9 19 (2.08%) iSeries
10 18 (1.97%) Replication
11 17 (1.86%) AS400
12 16 (1.75%) Fintech
13 12 (1.31%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (1.09%) PKI
15 8 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.87%) NHS
16 7 (0.77%) Fat Client
16 7 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 910 (99.45%) Windows
2 266 (29.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 233 (25.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 170 (18.58%) Windows 10
5 167 (18.25%) Windows 7
6 127 (13.88%) Linux
7 66 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (6.89%) Windows 8
9 31 (3.39%) Windows XP
10 28 (3.06%) Unix
11 23 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.64%) CentOS
13 14 (1.53%) Ubuntu
14 13 (1.42%) Windows Vista
15 10 (1.09%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.09%) Solaris
16 9 (0.98%) Android
17 8 (0.87%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.77%) AIX
19 4 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (28.52%) ITIL
2 112 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
3 94 (10.27%) Project Management
4 71 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 58 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
6 56 (6.12%) PRINCE2
7 54 (5.90%) Service Delivery
8 49 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (5.36%) DevOps
8 49 (5.36%) Migration
9 48 (5.25%) Business Continuity
10 44 (4.81%) Incident Management
11 43 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (4.59%) Service Management
13 39 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (3.61%) Network Design
14 33 (3.61%) Software Engineering
14 33 (3.61%) Time Management
15 31 (3.39%) IT Strategy
15 31 (3.39%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 235 (25.68%) SQL
2 162 (17.70%) PowerShell
3 43 (4.70%) C#
4 40 (4.37%) Bash Shell
5 34 (3.72%) Java
6 32 (3.50%) T-SQL
7 30 (3.28%) Python
8 25 (2.73%) VBScript
9 20 (2.19%) Ruby
10 17 (1.86%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.75%) Perl
11 16 (1.75%) VB.NET
12 14 (1.53%) VB
13 6 (0.66%) C
13 6 (0.66%) Jython
14 3 (0.33%) C++
15 2 (0.22%) COBOL
16 1 (0.11%) Korn
16 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 143 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (11.26%) Degree
3 101 (11.04%) MCSE
4 75 (8.20%) MCSA
5 49 (5.36%) MCP
6 46 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (4.70%) CCNA
7 43 (4.70%) ITIL Certification
8 36 (3.93%) MCITP
9 29 (3.17%) Security Cleared
10 26 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.31%) CCNP
12 11 (1.20%) CISSP
13 10 (1.09%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (0.98%) SC Cleared
15 7 (0.77%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.66%) CISM
16 6 (0.66%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (13.44%) SLA
2 45 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.84%) COBIT
4 12 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.09%) GDPR
6 7 (0.77%) PMO
7 6 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.33%) QA
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 539 (58.91%) Active Directory
2 291 (31.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (26.01%) Hyper-V
4 120 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
5 101 (11.04%) vSphere
6 83 (9.07%) XenApp
7 74 (8.09%) XenDesktop
8 52 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (2.62%) Docker
10 22 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.20%) Firmware
12 8 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.87%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.87%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.66%) Xen
14 5 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.55%) Snort
14 5 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 150 (16.39%) SCCM
2 42 (4.59%) vCenter Server
3 40 (4.37%) SCVMM
3 40 (4.37%) WSUS
4 38 (4.15%) SCOM
4 38 (4.15%) vMotion
5 30 (3.28%) Terraform
6 29 (3.17%) SCOrch
7 27 (2.95%) Ansible
8 21 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.97%) Kubernetes
9 18 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (1.75%) Backup Exec
11 15 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (1.42%) Puppet
13 8 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.87%) SCSM
14 7 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.77%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 541 (59.13%) Microsoft
2 450 (49.18%) VMware
3 207 (22.62%) Citrix
4 161 (17.60%) Cisco
5 80 (8.74%) HP
6 59 (6.45%) Dell
7 50 (5.46%) NetApp
8 47 (5.14%) Veeam
9 38 (4.15%) Oracle
10 35 (3.83%) Ivanti
11 28 (3.06%) IBM
12 22 (2.40%) Red Hat
13 20 (2.19%) Atlassian
14 19 (2.08%) Sophos
15 18 (1.97%) Apple
15 18 (1.97%) Symantec
16 15 (1.64%) Google
16 15 (1.64%) SolarWinds
17 14 (1.53%) McAfee
18 13 (1.42%) SonicWALL