Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 394 449 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.04% 5.66% 5.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.65% 28.62% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 352 374 483
West Midlands median annual salary £37,000 £39,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.73% +15.44% -2.86%
10th Percentile £21,025 £23,749 £20,800
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £50,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1,425 1,569 2,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.86% 19.78% 20.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,264 1,712
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £22,725 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 -6 126 £40,500 -4.71% 20
Staffordshire +23 69 £32,500 -7.14% 21
Solihull +4 50 £37,500 -9.64% 9
Coventry +11 41 £48,000 +41.18% 16
Worcestershire -7 35 £28,105 -35.02% 12
Warwickshire -4 24 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Dudley +7 11 £28,500 -2.56% 3
West Bromwich -3 11 £37,500 +21.95% 1
Shropshire +13 7 £30,000 +39.53% 7
Herefordshire +12 5 £52,500 +60.31% 3
Walsall -15 3 £22,250 +20.27%
Sutton Coldfield +16 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Halesowen -1 1 £27,500 +14.58% 2
Wolverhampton -8 1 £28,500 -24.00% 4
Smethwick - 1 £25,500 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 392 (99.49%) Windows
2 232 (58.88%) Active Directory
3 202 (51.27%) Microsoft
4 196 (49.75%) VMware
5 183 (46.45%) Office 365
6 146 (37.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 134 (34.01%) Azure
8 121 (30.71%) MS Exchange
9 120 (30.46%) Hyper-V
10 119 (30.20%) Citrix
11 114 (28.93%) ITIL
12 111 (28.17%) Firewall
13 102 (25.89%) Linux
14 101 (25.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 95 (24.11%) Cisco
16 81 (20.56%) XenApp
17 79 (20.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 78 (19.80%) DNS
19 76 (19.29%) DHCP
19 76 (19.29%) PowerShell
20 67 (17.01%) SCCM
21 66 (16.75%) Windows Server 2012
22 64 (16.24%) SQL Server
23 54 (13.71%) TCP/IP
23 54 (13.71%) NetApp
24 53 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2010
25 51 (12.94%) LAN
25 51 (12.94%) SQL
26 50 (12.69%) SAN
26 50 (12.69%) SLA

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
1 121 (30.71%) MS Exchange
2 53 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (5.84%) SharePoint
5 22 (5.58%) IIS
6 11 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.54%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.27%) Confluence
9 4 (1.02%) SAS
10 2 (0.51%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (10.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Windchill
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (1.02%) Workfront
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 183 (46.45%) Office 365
2 134 (34.01%) Azure
3 43 (10.91%) AWS
4 21 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (3.55%) IaaS
6 12 (3.05%) SaaS
7 10 (2.54%) PaaS
8 9 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.02%) GitHub
9 4 (1.02%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.51%) GCP
10 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) G Suite
11 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 111 (28.17%) Firewall
2 78 (19.80%) DNS
3 76 (19.29%) DHCP
4 54 (13.71%) TCP/IP
5 51 (12.94%) LAN
6 50 (12.69%) SAN
7 46 (11.68%) VLAN
8 45 (11.42%) VPN
9 41 (10.41%) WAN
10 27 (6.85%) Wireless
11 24 (6.09%) Internet
11 24 (6.09%) NAS
12 17 (4.31%) iSCSI
13 13 (3.30%) Skype
14 12 (3.05%) Broadband
14 12 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (2.28%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (2.28%) Intranet
15 9 (2.28%) VoIP
16 6 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.02%) MS Access
4 4 (1.02%) MySQL
4 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.51%) DB2
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (2.03%) JIRA
2 7 (1.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.02%) Artifactory
3 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.02%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.51%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (7.87%) Finance
2 17 (4.31%) Retail
3 16 (4.06%) Automotive
4 14 (3.55%) Advertising
5 9 (2.28%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.52%) Back Office
7 6 (1.52%) Law
8 5 (1.27%) Games
9 3 (0.76%) Local Government
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 2 (0.51%) Social Housing
10 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (20.81%) Analyst
2 81 (20.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (13.20%) Support Engineer
4 42 (10.66%) IT Engineer
4 42 (10.66%) IT Support
5 40 (10.15%) Support Analyst
6 28 (7.11%) Applications Support
6 28 (7.11%) IT Support Engineer
7 23 (5.84%) Security Analyst
8 20 (5.08%) Technical Support
9 15 (3.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (3.55%) Applications Support Analyst
10 14 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.55%) Support Specialist
11 13 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.30%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (3.05%) Administrator
12 12 (3.05%) Technical Engineer
13 11 (2.79%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.06%) .NET
2 11 (2.79%) XML
3 7 (1.78%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (1.78%) jQuery
3 7 (1.78%) Web Services
4 6 (1.52%) SOAP
5 5 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.27%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.27%) Apache Cordova
5 5 (1.27%) ASP.NET Core
5 5 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.27%) Dapper ORM
5 5 (1.27%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.27%) Flutter
5 5 (1.27%) React
5 5 (1.27%) React Native
5 5 (1.27%) REST
5 5 (1.27%) SAML
5 5 (1.27%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.18%) Driving Licence
2 41 (10.41%) Data Centre
3 36 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.30%) Clustering
5 11 (2.79%) CCTV
6 10 (2.54%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.54%) User Experience
7 9 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.78%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.78%) Replication
10 6 (1.52%) CMDB
10 6 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.52%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.02%) Handset
11 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.76%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.51%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 392 (99.49%) Windows
2 102 (25.89%) Linux
3 79 (20.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (16.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (9.64%) Windows 10
7 26 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (4.31%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.30%) Unix
10 11 (2.79%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.79%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.52%) Android
12 4 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.51%) CentOS
14 2 (0.51%) Debian
14 2 (0.51%) HPUX
14 2 (0.51%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (28.93%) ITIL
2 101 (25.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 43 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (8.38%) Information Security
5 31 (7.87%) Change Management
6 30 (7.61%) DevOps
7 29 (7.36%) Migration
7 29 (7.36%) Security Management
7 29 (7.36%) Server Management
8 28 (7.11%) Analytics
8 28 (7.11%) Project Management
9 27 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (6.85%) Insurtech
10 25 (6.35%) Security Operations
11 24 (6.09%) SIEM
12 22 (5.58%) Problem Management
13 21 (5.33%) Service Delivery
14 20 (5.08%) High Availability
14 20 (5.08%) Mentoring
15 18 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.29%) PowerShell
2 51 (12.94%) SQL
3 15 (3.81%) Python
3 15 (3.81%) VBScript
4 14 (3.55%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.30%) C#
6 10 (2.54%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.28%) Java
7 9 (2.28%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.03%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.27%) C++
10 2 (0.51%) KiXtart
10 2 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.25%) C
11 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.36%) MCSE
3 24 (6.09%) MCSA
4 17 (4.31%) DBS Check
5 10 (2.54%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.28%) Degree
7 8 (2.03%) CCNA
8 6 (1.52%) CCNP
9 5 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.02%) CISSP
10 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.76%) HNC
11 3 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.51%) CISM
12 2 (0.51%) ISEB
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (12.69%) SLA
2 21 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.54%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.52%) QA
5 5 (1.27%) BS25999
5 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 232 (58.88%) Active Directory
2 146 (37.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (30.46%) Hyper-V
4 81 (20.56%) XenApp
5 47 (11.93%) XenDesktop
6 22 (5.58%) Virtual Servers
6 22 (5.58%) vSphere
7 20 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (3.30%) Docker
10 12 (3.05%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.78%) NFS
12 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.27%) Firmware
14 2 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.51%) vCloud
14 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 67 (17.01%) SCCM
2 35 (8.88%) WSUS
3 27 (6.85%) Backup Exec
4 23 (5.84%) QRadar
5 16 (4.06%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (3.81%) SCOM
7 12 (3.05%) Kubernetes
8 11 (2.79%) Ansible
9 8 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (2.03%) Puppet
10 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.52%) Terraform
11 5 (1.27%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.02%) Packer
12 4 (1.02%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.76%) OpenView
13 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 202 (51.27%) Microsoft
2 196 (49.75%) VMware
3 119 (30.20%) Citrix
4 95 (24.11%) Cisco
5 54 (13.71%) NetApp
6 45 (11.42%) Red Hat
7 41 (10.41%) HP
8 39 (9.90%) Symantec
9 35 (8.88%) Veeam
10 24 (6.09%) SolarWinds
10 24 (6.09%) Splunk
11 23 (5.84%) LogRhythm
12 20 (5.08%) Dell
12 20 (5.08%) McAfee
13 17 (4.31%) 3PAR
13 17 (4.31%) Cylance
13 17 (4.31%) IronPort
14 16 (4.06%) Trend Micro
15 15 (3.81%) EMC
16 14 (3.55%) Oracle