Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 49 50
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 709 767 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.61% 5.02% 5.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.92% 24.06% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 598 673 850
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £22,925 £21,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%

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 2,539 3,188 3,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.07% 20.88% 21.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,991 2,734 3,083
Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +9 447 £39,000 +11.43% 73
East Midlands +13 265 £37,500 +7.14% 51
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 706 (99.58%) Windows
2 438 (61.78%) Microsoft
3 421 (59.38%) Active Directory
4 373 (52.61%) VMware
5 262 (36.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 253 (35.68%) Office 365
7 230 (32.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 215 (30.32%) SQL Server
9 204 (28.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 195 (27.50%) Hyper-V
11 194 (27.36%) Cisco
12 193 (27.22%) Microsoft Azure
13 176 (24.82%) MS Exchange
13 176 (24.82%) Firewall
14 171 (24.12%) DNS
15 166 (23.41%) Linux
15 166 (23.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 159 (22.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 155 (21.86%) Citrix
18 147 (20.73%) DHCP
19 142 (20.03%) SQL
20 139 (19.61%) MCSE
21 130 (18.34%) SCCM
21 130 (18.34%) Windows 7
22 128 (18.05%) ITIL
23 111 (15.66%) LAN
24 109 (15.37%) WAN
24 109 (15.37%) TCP/IP
25 104 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
26 103 (14.53%) Windows 10

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
1 176 (24.82%) MS Exchange
2 53 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 41 (5.78%) IIS
4 39 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (3.10%) Skype for Business
8 21 (2.96%) Apache
9 20 (2.82%) Tomcat
10 17 (2.40%) Confluence
11 13 (1.83%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (1.41%) nginx
14 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (1.27%) Oracle UPK
15 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.56%) JBoss
16 4 (0.56%) Site Server
Applications
1 104 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.56%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.42%) Workfront
6 2 (0.28%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.14%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 253 (35.68%) Office 365
2 193 (27.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (3.53%) IaaS
6 10 (1.41%) G Suite
7 9 (1.27%) SaaS
8 7 (0.99%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.99%) PaaS
9 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.56%) Yammer
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.42%) Route 53
11 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 176 (24.82%) Firewall
2 171 (24.12%) DNS
3 147 (20.73%) DHCP
4 111 (15.66%) LAN
5 109 (15.37%) TCP/IP
5 109 (15.37%) WAN
6 99 (13.96%) SAN
7 80 (11.28%) VLAN
8 55 (7.76%) Network Security
9 53 (7.48%) VPN
10 40 (5.64%) VoIP
11 30 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
12 25 (3.53%) IPsec
13 20 (2.82%) Internet
13 20 (2.82%) Skype
13 20 (2.82%) Wireless
14 18 (2.54%) SSL
15 16 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (2.12%) FTP
17 12 (1.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (30.32%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.10%) MySQL
3 20 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 16 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 14 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (1.13%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.56%) SAP HANA
14 2 (0.28%) MS Access
14 2 (0.28%) Power BI
14 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.68%) Git (software)
1 19 (2.68%) JIRA
2 18 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.97%) Subversion
5 11 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (1.55%) Vagrant
6 10 (1.41%) Bitbucket
6 10 (1.41%) GoCD
7 8 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.14%) Toad
11 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 58 (8.18%) Finance
2 35 (4.94%) Retail
3 25 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.41%) Games
5 9 (1.27%) Legal
6 8 (1.13%) Automotive
6 8 (1.13%) Banking
6 8 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.99%) Aerospace
7 7 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.85%) Billing
9 5 (0.71%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) Military
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 136 (19.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 110 (15.51%) Analyst
3 83 (11.71%) Support Engineer
4 70 (9.87%) IT Support
5 64 (9.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 58 (8.18%) IT Engineer
7 55 (7.76%) Support Analyst
8 49 (6.91%) Architect
9 45 (6.35%) Technical Support
10 37 (5.22%) Administrator
11 35 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
12 33 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (4.65%) Technical Architect
13 31 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
13 31 (4.37%) Technical Engineer
14 30 (4.23%) Consultant
14 30 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
15 29 (4.09%) Infrastructure Support
16 27 (3.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 26 (3.67%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.09%) Middleware
2 21 (2.96%) .NET
3 16 (2.26%) REST
4 15 (2.12%) .NET Framework
4 15 (2.12%) XML
5 14 (1.97%) Kafka
5 14 (1.97%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (1.55%) SOAP
7 10 (1.41%) WSH
8 8 (1.13%) JSON
9 7 (0.99%) Entity Framework
10 6 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.85%) EDI
10 6 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (0.85%) Spring
11 5 (0.71%) LDAP
11 5 (0.71%) Web Services
11 5 (0.71%) XSLT
12 4 (0.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.25%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.60%) Clustering
3 49 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 23 (3.24%) Replication
7 18 (2.54%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.40%) Driving Licence
8 17 (2.40%) HP StoreVirtual
9 10 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.41%) PKI
10 9 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.13%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.13%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.13%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.85%) HP Storage
13 6 (0.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 5 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 706 (99.58%) Windows
2 262 (36.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 204 (28.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 166 (23.41%) Linux
5 130 (18.34%) Windows 7
6 103 (14.53%) Windows 10
7 86 (12.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 77 (10.86%) Windows 8
9 36 (5.08%) Unix
10 24 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (2.40%) Mac OS
12 16 (2.26%) CentOS
13 10 (1.41%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.27%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.13%) Android
16 7 (0.99%) SUSE
17 6 (0.85%) VMS
17 6 (0.85%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.85%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (23.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 128 (18.05%) ITIL
3 80 (11.28%) Project Management
4 79 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (10.30%) Presales
6 46 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 45 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 41 (5.78%) Service Management
9 39 (5.50%) Customer Requirements
9 39 (5.50%) Problem Management
9 39 (5.50%) Server Virtualisation
10 37 (5.22%) Incident Management
11 36 (5.08%) Data Protection
12 34 (4.80%) DevOps
12 34 (4.80%) Migration
13 32 (4.51%) Patch Management
14 30 (4.23%) High Availability
14 30 (4.23%) ITIL V3
15 29 (4.09%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (20.03%) SQL
2 89 (12.55%) PowerShell
3 36 (5.08%) Bash Shell
4 24 (3.39%) Python
5 20 (2.82%) C#
6 16 (2.26%) Perl
6 16 (2.26%) Ruby
6 16 (2.26%) T-SQL
6 16 (2.26%) VBScript
7 15 (2.12%) Java
7 15 (2.12%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.69%) VB
9 6 (0.85%) C
10 4 (0.56%) RPG
10 4 (0.56%) RPG IV
11 2 (0.28%) C++
11 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 159 (22.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (19.61%) MCSE
3 95 (13.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 64 (9.03%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (7.90%) MCSA
6 54 (7.62%) Degree
7 45 (6.35%) CCNA
8 44 (6.21%) Security Cleared
9 43 (6.06%) MCP
10 31 (4.37%) MCITP
11 21 (2.96%) CCNP
12 16 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (1.97%) HNC
14 12 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (1.69%) DBS Check
15 9 (1.27%) CCA
16 8 (1.13%) SC Cleared
16 8 (1.13%) VCP6
17 7 (0.99%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (9.03%) SLA
2 44 (6.21%) GDPR
3 23 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (2.12%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.99%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.42%) COBIT
9 2 (0.28%) HL7
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.28%) QA
10 1 (0.14%) IASME
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 421 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 230 (32.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (27.50%) Hyper-V
4 73 (10.30%) vSphere
5 59 (8.32%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (5.50%) XenApp
7 25 (3.53%) XenDesktop
8 24 (3.39%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.40%) Forefront TMG
9 17 (2.40%) XenServer
10 14 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (1.13%) BitLocker
12 8 (1.13%) Firmware
12 8 (1.13%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.99%) vCloud
13 7 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 130 (18.34%) SCCM
2 48 (6.77%) WSUS
3 19 (2.68%) SCOrch
3 19 (2.68%) vCenter Server
4 16 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 16 (2.26%) SCOM
5 15 (2.12%) Ansible
5 15 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (1.97%) NetBackup
6 14 (1.97%) Terraform
7 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (1.55%) Backup Exec
9 10 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (1.41%) vMotion
10 9 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.85%) Linux-HA
11 6 (0.85%) Puppet
11 6 (0.85%) WMI
12 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 438 (61.78%) Microsoft
2 373 (52.61%) VMware
3 194 (27.36%) Cisco
4 155 (21.86%) Citrix
5 100 (14.10%) HP
6 85 (11.99%) NetApp
7 44 (6.21%) Dell
8 43 (6.06%) Veeam
9 34 (4.80%) Oracle
10 33 (4.65%) McAfee
11 30 (4.23%) CheckPoint
12 22 (3.10%) SonicWALL
13 21 (2.96%) Nimble Storage
13 21 (2.96%) Red Hat
14 18 (2.54%) SolarWinds
15 17 (2.40%) EMC
16 16 (2.26%) Apple
16 16 (2.26%) Sophos
17 15 (2.12%) Ivanti
17 15 (2.12%) Symantec