Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 47 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 473 495 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.48% 5.00% 5.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.36% 23.20% 26.30%
Number of salaries quoted 390 453 578
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +12.31% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £53,000
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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,611 2,134 2,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.66% 21.55% 19.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,311 1,866 1,989
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,111 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +3.17% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,750 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £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 West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Birmingham +6 217 £40,000 - 25
Coventry -4 50 £36,500 -2.67% 11
Shropshire +27 39 £53,750 +53.57% 5
Worcestershire +19 37 £28,500 -12.98% 7
Solihull +18 30 £40,000 +77.78% 3
Wolverhampton +16 27 £35,000 -4.11% 1
Staffordshire -5 22 £28,500 +3.64% 9
Warwickshire -7 11 £29,000 -17.14% 8
Dudley - 7 £26,000 -
Herefordshire +18 5 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Walsall -3 2 £23,250 -36.30%
Sutton Coldfield -18 2 £30,750 +80.88% 4
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 - 3
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 470 (99.37%) Windows
2 282 (59.62%) Active Directory
3 260 (54.97%) VMware
4 246 (52.01%) Microsoft
5 174 (36.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 166 (35.10%) Office 365
7 163 (34.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 145 (30.66%) SQL Server
9 135 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 126 (26.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 125 (26.43%) MS Exchange
12 123 (26.00%) SQL
13 122 (25.79%) Firewall
14 114 (24.10%) Cisco
14 114 (24.10%) Hyper-V
15 102 (21.56%) DNS
15 102 (21.56%) Linux
16 101 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
17 97 (20.51%) ITIL
18 95 (20.08%) Microsoft Certification
19 94 (19.87%) Citrix
20 89 (18.82%) Windows 7
21 79 (16.70%) Project Management
21 79 (16.70%) SAN
21 79 (16.70%) MCSE
22 77 (16.28%) WAN
23 76 (16.07%) LAN
24 67 (14.16%) Finance
24 67 (14.16%) Data Centre
25 66 (13.95%) PowerShell

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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
1 125 (26.43%) MS Exchange
2 45 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 27 (5.71%) Apache
4 27 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (5.71%) IIS
5 26 (5.50%) SharePoint
6 20 (4.23%) Confluence
7 18 (3.81%) nginx
8 17 (3.59%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.27%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.42%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.42%) JBoss
11 2 (0.42%) Moodle
11 2 (0.42%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 45 (9.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 166 (35.10%) Office 365
2 101 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.48%) IaaS
4 7 (1.48%) Mimecast
4 7 (1.48%) SaaS
5 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.42%) PaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Yammer
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.21%) Datadog
7 1 (0.21%) G Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 122 (25.79%) Firewall
2 102 (21.56%) DNS
3 79 (16.70%) SAN
4 77 (16.28%) WAN
5 76 (16.07%) LAN
6 63 (13.32%) DHCP
7 51 (10.78%) TCP/IP
8 37 (7.82%) SSL
8 37 (7.82%) VoIP
8 37 (7.82%) VPN
9 34 (7.19%) IPsec
9 34 (7.19%) Network Security
10 31 (6.55%) Remote Desktop
11 19 (4.02%) VLAN
12 17 (3.59%) Internet
12 17 (3.59%) NetScaler
13 12 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (1.69%) NAS
15 8 (1.69%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (30.66%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (3.59%) MySQL
4 11 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.42%) DTS
11 2 (0.42%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 23 (4.86%) JIRA
3 22 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 19 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (3.81%) GoCD
5 18 (3.81%) Vagrant
6 17 (3.59%) Bitbucket
6 17 (3.59%) Subversion
7 7 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.48%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.42%) Hudson
11 2 (0.42%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.21%) Toad
12 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 67 (14.16%) Finance
2 18 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.59%) Retail
4 14 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.27%) Automotive
6 5 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.85%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 3 (0.63%) Banking
9 2 (0.42%) French Language
9 2 (0.42%) German Language
9 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 87 (18.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 82 (17.34%) Analyst
3 48 (10.15%) Support Analyst
4 47 (9.94%) IT Support
5 44 (9.30%) IT Engineer
6 36 (7.61%) Support Engineer
7 35 (7.40%) Architect
8 28 (5.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 25 (5.29%) Consultant
10 24 (5.07%) Technical Support
11 22 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
11 22 (4.65%) Technical Architect
12 19 (4.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (3.81%) Administrator
13 18 (3.81%) Team Leader
14 17 (3.59%) IT Manager
14 17 (3.59%) IT Technician
14 17 (3.59%) Support Technician
14 17 (3.59%) Technical Consultant
15 16 (3.38%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.86%) REST
2 13 (2.75%) XML
3 10 (2.11%) .NET
3 10 (2.11%) Middleware
3 10 (2.11%) SOAP
4 9 (1.90%) JSON
4 9 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (1.27%) Kafka
6 5 (1.06%) CSS
6 5 (1.06%) HTML
7 4 (0.85%) COM
7 4 (0.85%) XSLT
8 3 (0.63%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.63%) DOM
8 3 (0.63%) EDI
8 3 (0.63%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.63%) Spring
8 3 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 39 (8.25%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.81%) Clustering
5 17 (3.59%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.59%) HP StoreVirtual
6 14 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.90%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.90%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.90%) Replication
8 9 (1.90%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.69%) AS400
10 6 (1.27%) iSeries
11 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.85%) Fintech
13 3 (0.63%) Tandem
14 2 (0.42%) PKI
14 2 (0.42%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 470 (99.37%) Windows
2 163 (34.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 135 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (21.56%) Linux
5 89 (18.82%) Windows 7
6 55 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (10.78%) Windows 8
8 49 (10.36%) Windows 10
9 16 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (3.38%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.54%) CentOS
11 11 (2.33%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.69%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.48%) SUSE
14 6 (1.27%) Unix
15 4 (0.85%) AIX
15 4 (0.85%) Solaris
16 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.42%) Android
17 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (26.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 97 (20.51%) ITIL
3 79 (16.70%) Project Management
4 52 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (8.25%) Presales
6 35 (7.40%) Root Cause Analysis
7 33 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (6.55%) Migration
8 31 (6.55%) Server Virtualisation
9 29 (6.13%) DevOps
10 28 (5.92%) Customer Requirements
10 28 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (5.71%) PRINCE2
12 25 (5.29%) Service Delivery
13 24 (5.07%) Business Continuity
14 20 (4.23%) Enterprise Architecture
14 20 (4.23%) Incident Management
14 20 (4.23%) Programme Management
14 20 (4.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (26.00%) SQL
2 66 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 37 (7.82%) Bash Shell
4 24 (5.07%) Python
5 20 (4.23%) Java
6 18 (3.81%) Ruby
7 17 (3.59%) Perl
8 14 (2.96%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.90%) C#
10 8 (1.69%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.27%) VB
12 4 (0.85%) VBScript
13 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.21%) Jython
14 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (20.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (16.70%) MCSE
3 44 (9.30%) Degree
4 42 (8.88%) MCSA
5 34 (7.19%) MCP
6 33 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (6.77%) Security Cleared
8 31 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (6.13%) CCNA
10 27 (5.71%) MCITP
11 22 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.48%) DBS Check
14 7 (1.48%) HNC
15 5 (1.06%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.06%) APMP
15 5 (1.06%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.06%) ISEB
15 5 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.94%) SLA
2 27 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.44%) GDPR
4 14 (2.96%) COBIT
5 9 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.69%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) IASME
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 282 (59.62%) Active Directory
2 174 (36.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (24.10%) Hyper-V
4 61 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (12.05%) vSphere
6 43 (9.09%) XenApp
7 36 (7.61%) XenDesktop
8 17 (3.59%) Forefront TMG
9 16 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (3.38%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.33%) XenServer
11 9 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.69%) Docker
12 8 (1.69%) VMware NSX
13 7 (1.48%) Firmware
14 4 (0.85%) PowerHA
14 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.63%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 41 (8.67%) SCCM
2 35 (7.40%) WSUS
3 20 (4.23%) Ansible
4 18 (3.81%) Terraform
5 15 (3.17%) SCVMM
6 13 (2.75%) vCenter Server
6 13 (2.75%) vMotion
7 9 (1.90%) SCOM
8 7 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.27%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (1.06%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.85%) NetVault Backup
11 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.85%) Puppet
12 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.63%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.42%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 260 (54.97%) VMware
2 246 (52.01%) Microsoft
3 114 (24.10%) Cisco
4 94 (19.87%) Citrix
5 63 (13.32%) NetApp
6 59 (12.47%) HP
7 28 (5.92%) CheckPoint
8 25 (5.29%) Dell
9 20 (4.23%) SonicWALL
10 18 (3.81%) Atlassian
11 17 (3.59%) Veeam
12 16 (3.38%) Ivanti
13 15 (3.17%) Nimble Storage
13 15 (3.17%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.96%) Oracle
15 10 (2.11%) McAfee
15 10 (2.11%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.69%) 3PAR
16 8 (1.69%) Dell Compellent
17 7 (1.48%) Sophos