Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 56 54
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 -15
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 540 474 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.69% 4.71% 4.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.07% 22.16% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 424 436 530
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £21,325 £22,063 £21,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £51,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -

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 1,796 2,139 2,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.92% 21.25% 19.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,430 1,854 2,024
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +1.41%
10th Percentile £21,750 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +12 219 £39,000 -2.50% 17
Coventry -10 53 £33,500 -8.22% 13
Worcestershire +26 50 £28,500 -13.64% 5
Shropshire +49 46 £41,500 +18.57% 4
Staffordshire +6 39 £33,500 +14.53% 7
Solihull +34 37 £37,500 +38.89% 1
Wolverhampton +6 35 £32,500 -10.96% 4
Warwickshire -23 24 £29,000 -17.14% 9
Herefordshire +32 6 £40,000 +81.82%
Sutton Coldfield 0 6 £31,500 -20.25% 2
Dudley - 4 £26,000 -
West Bromwich +7 2 £30,500 -23.75%
Walsall -4 2 £30,000 -17.81%
Stourbridge - 1 £21,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 535 (99.07%) Windows
2 303 (56.11%) Active Directory
3 273 (50.56%) VMware
4 268 (49.63%) Microsoft
5 179 (33.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 177 (32.78%) SQL Server
7 167 (30.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 164 (30.37%) Office 365
9 158 (29.26%) SQL
10 151 (27.96%) MS Exchange
11 148 (27.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 128 (23.70%) ITIL
13 124 (22.96%) Firewall
14 123 (22.78%) Hyper-V
15 111 (20.56%) Citrix
16 103 (19.07%) DNS
17 100 (18.52%) Cisco
18 94 (17.41%) Linux
19 93 (17.22%) LAN
20 91 (16.85%) WAN
20 91 (16.85%) VMware ESXi
21 90 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
22 86 (15.93%) Windows 7
22 86 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
23 83 (15.37%) Project Management
24 82 (15.19%) PowerShell
25 80 (14.81%) SAN
26 78 (14.44%) Finance
27 77 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
28 73 (13.52%) Degree

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
1 151 (27.96%) MS Exchange
2 61 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (9.81%) IIS
4 27 (5.00%) Apache
5 26 (4.81%) SharePoint
6 21 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (3.70%) nginx
8 19 (3.52%) Confluence
8 19 (3.52%) Tomcat
9 12 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (2.04%) MTS
11 7 (1.30%) Skype for Business
12 6 (1.11%) Anypoint
12 6 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.11%) JBoss
13 2 (0.37%) OpenEdge
14 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.93%) ProjectWise
3 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 500
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 164 (30.37%) Office 365
2 90 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.85%) SaaS
5 9 (1.67%) IaaS
6 8 (1.48%) Mimecast
7 7 (1.30%) PaaS
8 6 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.11%) CloudFront
8 6 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.74%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 124 (22.96%) Firewall
2 103 (19.07%) DNS
3 93 (17.22%) LAN
4 91 (16.85%) WAN
5 80 (14.81%) SAN
6 61 (11.30%) TCP/IP
7 55 (10.19%) SSL
8 52 (9.63%) DHCP
9 43 (7.96%) VoIP
10 35 (6.48%) IPsec
10 35 (6.48%) VPN
11 31 (5.74%) NetScaler
12 23 (4.26%) Network Security
12 23 (4.26%) VLAN
13 18 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (2.78%) Internet
16 12 (2.22%) NAS
17 10 (1.85%) MPLS
18 7 (1.30%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (32.78%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (2.59%) MySQL
5 14 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.11%) DTS
10 6 (1.11%) EDRMS
10 6 (1.11%) GIS
10 6 (1.11%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.11%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (6.30%) Jenkins
2 25 (4.63%) GoCD
3 23 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.89%) JIRA
5 20 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (3.52%) Bitbucket
6 19 (3.52%) Subversion
6 19 (3.52%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.37%) Chocolatey
10 2 (0.37%) Hudson
10 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.19%) Travis CI
General
1 78 (14.44%) Finance
2 20 (3.70%) Retail
3 17 (3.15%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.93%) Automotive
6 5 (0.93%) Banking
6 5 (0.93%) Legal
7 3 (0.56%) Back Office
7 3 (0.56%) Billing
7 3 (0.56%) Law
8 2 (0.37%) French Language
8 2 (0.37%) German Language
8 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 102 (18.89%) Analyst
2 99 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 61 (11.30%) Support Analyst
4 58 (10.74%) IT Engineer
5 57 (10.56%) Support Engineer
6 51 (9.44%) IT Support
7 38 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 32 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (5.93%) Administrator
9 30 (5.56%) Architect
10 27 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (4.81%) Consultant
12 24 (4.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 23 (4.26%) Network Support
14 22 (4.07%) Desktop Support
15 21 (3.89%) Technical Specialist
15 21 (3.89%) Technical Support
16 20 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
16 20 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (3.70%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.63%) .NET
2 19 (3.52%) REST
3 11 (2.04%) COM+
3 11 (2.04%) DCOM
4 7 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.30%) Web Services
4 7 (1.30%) WSH
5 6 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.11%) HTML
6 5 (0.93%) CSS
7 4 (0.74%) Middleware
7 4 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.74%) RESTful
8 3 (0.56%) COM
9 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.37%) DOM
9 2 (0.37%) EDI
9 2 (0.37%) JSON
9 2 (0.37%) XML
9 2 (0.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.15%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 45 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.48%) Computer Science
5 25 (4.63%) Public Cloud
6 24 (4.44%) Clustering
7 21 (3.89%) Management Information System
8 17 (3.15%) Driving Licence
9 15 (2.78%) iSeries
10 14 (2.59%) AS400
11 8 (1.48%) Fintech
12 7 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.30%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.30%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.93%) HP StoreVirtual
13 5 (0.93%) Replication
14 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.74%) PKI
14 4 (0.74%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 535 (99.07%) Windows
2 167 (30.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 148 (27.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (17.41%) Linux
5 86 (15.93%) Windows 7
6 63 (11.67%) Windows 10
7 50 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (5.93%) Windows 8
9 22 (4.07%) Windows XP
10 15 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.41%) CentOS
12 10 (1.85%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.67%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.30%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.93%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.93%) Unix
16 4 (0.74%) AIX
16 4 (0.74%) Android
16 4 (0.74%) Solaris
16 4 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (23.70%) ITIL
2 83 (15.37%) Project Management
3 77 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (8.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 45 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 40 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 40 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (6.67%) Business Continuity
8 35 (6.48%) DevOps
8 35 (6.48%) Migration
9 32 (5.93%) Service Delivery
10 29 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (5.19%) IT Strategy
11 28 (5.19%) Network Design
12 25 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (4.63%) Translating Business Requirements
13 24 (4.44%) Software Engineering
13 24 (4.44%) Time Management
14 23 (4.26%) Presales
14 23 (4.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 158 (29.26%) SQL
2 82 (15.19%) PowerShell
3 38 (7.04%) Bash Shell
4 33 (6.11%) Java
5 29 (5.37%) Python
6 27 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 24 (4.44%) C#
8 20 (3.70%) Ruby
9 19 (3.52%) Perl
10 17 (3.15%) VBScript
11 12 (2.22%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.04%) JavaScript
13 10 (1.85%) VB
14 6 (1.11%) Jython
15 2 (0.37%) C
15 2 (0.37%) C++
16 1 (0.19%) COBOL
16 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (13.52%) Degree
3 66 (12.22%) MCSE
4 35 (6.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (6.11%) MCSA
6 32 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (5.19%) MCP
8 25 (4.63%) CCNA
8 25 (4.63%) MCITP
9 24 (4.44%) Security Cleared
10 17 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.30%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.11%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.11%) HNC
13 6 (1.11%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.93%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.74%) APMP
15 4 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (12.78%) SLA
2 36 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (4.63%) COBIT
4 13 (2.41%) GDPR
5 10 (1.85%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.37%) QA
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 303 (56.11%) Active Directory
2 179 (33.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (22.78%) Hyper-V
4 91 (16.85%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (11.30%) vSphere
6 52 (9.63%) XenApp
6 52 (9.63%) XenDesktop
7 32 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (2.04%) Docker
9 10 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.67%) Firmware
11 7 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
11 7 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.11%) Xen
13 5 (0.93%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.74%) PowerHA
14 4 (0.74%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.56%) Squid
15 3 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (7.04%) SCCM
2 27 (5.00%) SCVMM
3 26 (4.81%) Ansible
3 26 (4.81%) vCenter Server
4 25 (4.63%) vMotion
4 25 (4.63%) WSUS
5 21 (3.89%) Terraform
6 13 (2.41%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.67%) Puppet
8 7 (1.30%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.30%) SCOM
9 6 (1.11%) Graphite
9 6 (1.11%) Kibana
9 6 (1.11%) logstash
9 6 (1.11%) Nagios
10 5 (0.93%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.74%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 273 (50.56%) VMware
2 268 (49.63%) Microsoft
3 111 (20.56%) Citrix
4 100 (18.52%) Cisco
5 48 (8.89%) HP
6 38 (7.04%) NetApp
7 25 (4.63%) Ivanti
8 24 (4.44%) Atlassian
9 22 (4.07%) IBM
10 21 (3.89%) Dell
11 19 (3.52%) Veeam
12 17 (3.15%) Oracle
13 15 (2.78%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.59%) CheckPoint
15 11 (2.04%) SolarWinds
15 11 (2.04%) SonicWALL
16 9 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (1.48%) ServiceNow
17 8 (1.48%) Sophos
17 8 (1.48%) Symantec