Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 39 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 474 481 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.25% 5.46% 5.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.21% 29.42% 23.33%
Number of salaries quoted 407 394 457
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £20,550 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £51,750 £52,500 £52,500
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 1,569 1,635 2,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.70% 18.56% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,198 1,328 1,874
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,949 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.40% +5.41% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,925 £21,750 £23,075
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +15 194 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Staffordshire +41 62 £40,000 +40.35% 19
Coventry +13 49 £33,875 -5.24% 5
Worcestershire -1 44 £28,500 -0.87% 16
Solihull -5 38 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Warwickshire +10 31 £35,000 +20.69% 10
Shropshire -17 18 £42,500 -20.93% 1
Dudley +1 10 £30,000 +15.38% 7
Walsall +8 6 £22,250 -4.30% 1
Sutton Coldfield +15 5 £29,000 -5.69%
Wednesbury - 4 £45,000 - 1
Herefordshire -17 3 £32,000 -28.89% 2
Halesowen - 3 £26,000 -
Stourbridge +1 2 £21,500 - 1
Wolverhampton -3 2 £39,500 +12.86% 1
West Bromwich - 2 - - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 471 (99.37%) Windows
2 306 (64.56%) Active Directory
3 274 (57.81%) Microsoft
4 251 (52.95%) VMware
5 224 (47.26%) Office 365
6 168 (35.44%) Azure
7 151 (31.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 148 (31.22%) Citrix
9 147 (31.01%) Hyper-V
10 135 (28.48%) DNS
11 126 (26.58%) DHCP
12 123 (25.95%) ITIL
13 122 (25.74%) Firewall
14 117 (24.68%) MS Exchange
15 116 (24.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 111 (23.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 98 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
18 96 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
19 95 (20.04%) SQL Server
20 94 (19.83%) Cisco
21 88 (18.57%) XenApp
22 84 (17.72%) SQL
22 84 (17.72%) Linux
23 79 (16.67%) PowerShell
24 74 (15.61%) SCCM
25 71 (14.98%) LAN
26 64 (13.50%) WAN
26 64 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
27 62 (13.08%) TCP/IP
28 56 (11.81%) SAN

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
1 117 (24.68%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (7.17%) SharePoint
4 32 (6.75%) IIS
5 24 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (3.80%) SAS
7 11 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.48%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.63%) JBoss
10 3 (0.63%) WildFly
11 2 (0.42%) Apache
12 1 (0.21%) Confluence
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.21%) Site Server
Applications
1 96 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) Workfront
2 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 224 (47.26%) Office 365
2 168 (35.44%) Azure
3 47 (9.92%) AWS
4 36 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (4.01%) IaaS
6 15 (3.16%) SaaS
7 12 (2.53%) PaaS
8 8 (1.69%) GCP
9 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.84%) G Suite
9 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.63%) Azure Stack
10 3 (0.63%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.42%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.42%) Yammer
12 1 (0.21%) Google Docs
12 1 (0.21%) Google Sheets
12 1 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 135 (28.48%) DNS
2 126 (26.58%) DHCP
3 122 (25.74%) Firewall
4 71 (14.98%) LAN
5 64 (13.50%) WAN
6 62 (13.08%) TCP/IP
7 56 (11.81%) SAN
8 42 (8.86%) VLAN
9 36 (7.59%) NAS
10 34 (7.17%) VPN
11 23 (4.85%) Internet
12 22 (4.64%) Fibre Channel
12 22 (4.64%) iSCSI
13 18 (3.80%) FCoE
13 18 (3.80%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (3.80%) Spanning Tree
14 12 (2.53%) MPLS
15 9 (1.90%) WLAN
16 8 (1.69%) Skype
16 8 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (20.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.27%) MySQL
7 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.63%) MS Access
8 3 (0.63%) Power BI
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.84%) MSI
3 2 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) AutoIt
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 40 (8.44%) Finance
2 15 (3.16%) Public Sector
3 12 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.11%) Automotive
4 10 (2.11%) Retail
5 9 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.48%) Banking
7 6 (1.27%) Advertising
8 5 (1.05%) Back Office
8 5 (1.05%) Marketing
9 4 (0.84%) Legal
9 4 (0.84%) Military
9 4 (0.84%) Police
10 3 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (21.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (17.51%) Analyst
3 53 (11.18%) Support Analyst
4 49 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 45 (9.49%) IT Engineer
6 41 (8.65%) IT Support
7 36 (7.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.06%) Azure Engineer
9 23 (4.85%) IT Support Engineer
10 21 (4.43%) Consultant
11 19 (4.01%) Server Engineer
12 17 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
12 17 (3.59%) Server Support
13 16 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (3.38%) Technical Support
14 15 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (2.95%) Administrator
15 14 (2.95%) Architect
15 14 (2.95%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.59%) Web Services
2 11 (2.32%) .NET
3 9 (1.90%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.90%) jQuery
4 7 (1.48%) XML
5 6 (1.27%) CSS
5 6 (1.27%) HTML
6 5 (1.05%) HTML5
6 5 (1.05%) Middleware
7 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.84%) COM
8 3 (0.63%) Ajax
8 3 (0.63%) Apache NiFi
8 3 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.63%) LDAP
8 3 (0.63%) SAML
8 3 (0.63%) Spring
8 3 (0.63%) WinForms
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.76%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.44%) Clustering
3 26 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.38%) Driving Licence
5 9 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.69%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.48%) BYOD
7 7 (1.48%) Replication
8 6 (1.27%) CCTV
8 6 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.27%) User Experience
9 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.84%) NHS
10 4 (0.84%) PKI
11 3 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 471 (99.37%) Windows
2 116 (24.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 98 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (17.72%) Linux
5 54 (11.39%) Windows 10
6 49 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (8.65%) Windows 7
8 21 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.95%) Unix
11 9 (1.90%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.90%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.48%) Android
13 6 (1.27%) CentOS
14 5 (1.05%) AIX
14 5 (1.05%) Solaris
14 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.84%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (25.95%) ITIL
2 111 (23.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 56 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (8.86%) Migration
5 37 (7.81%) Change Management
5 37 (7.81%) Project Management
6 29 (6.12%) Project Delivery
7 28 (5.91%) Service Management
8 23 (4.85%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (4.64%) Server Management
9 22 (4.64%) Service Delivery
10 20 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (4.01%) Virtual Environments
12 18 (3.80%) Change Control
12 18 (3.80%) Information Security
13 17 (3.59%) Configuration Management
13 17 (3.59%) Mentoring
13 17 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (3.59%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.72%) SQL
2 79 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.95%) T-SQL
4 10 (2.11%) C#
4 10 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.27%) VBScript
6 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.05%) R
6 5 (1.05%) VBA
7 4 (0.84%) Python
7 4 (0.84%) VB
7 4 (0.84%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.63%) C
8 3 (0.63%) Java
9 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (9.92%) MCSA
3 45 (9.49%) MCSE
4 23 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.22%) CCNA
6 14 (2.95%) Security Cleared
7 12 (2.53%) DBS Check
7 12 (2.53%) Degree
8 10 (2.11%) MCITP
8 10 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.48%) MCP
10 6 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.27%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.05%) CCNP
12 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.42%) CISM
13 2 (0.42%) CISSP
13 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.60%) SLA
2 20 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.11%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.48%) COBIT
5 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.63%) GDPR
6 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.63%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 306 (64.56%) Active Directory
2 151 (31.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (31.01%) Hyper-V
4 88 (18.57%) XenApp
5 34 (7.17%) vSphere
5 34 (7.17%) XenDesktop
6 24 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.11%) Docker
11 9 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.05%) Firmware
12 5 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (1.05%) PowerHA
12 5 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.63%) NLBS
14 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (15.61%) SCCM
2 41 (8.65%) WSUS
3 29 (6.12%) Backup Exec
4 23 (4.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (3.16%) SCOM
6 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (2.11%) AirWatch
7 10 (2.11%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.69%) QRadar
9 6 (1.27%) Ansible
9 6 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.27%) Kubernetes
9 6 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.05%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.05%) Puppet
11 4 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.63%) Kibana
12 3 (0.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 274 (57.81%) Microsoft
2 251 (52.95%) VMware
3 148 (31.22%) Citrix
4 94 (19.83%) Cisco
5 49 (10.34%) NetApp
6 36 (7.59%) HP
7 35 (7.38%) Veeam
8 27 (5.70%) Dell
8 27 (5.70%) Symantec
9 20 (4.22%) Red Hat
10 19 (4.01%) CheckPoint
10 19 (4.01%) McAfee
11 18 (3.80%) Dell Compellent
11 18 (3.80%) Ivanti
12 16 (3.38%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.38%) Trend Micro
13 14 (2.95%) 3PAR
13 14 (2.95%) Cylance
13 14 (2.95%) Meraki
14 13 (2.74%) SonicWALL