Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 40 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 455 559 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.74% 5.69% 5.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.00% 27.35% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 380 480 506
West Midlands median annual salary £39,375 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.81% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £24,000 £20,725 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,700 £56,125
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%

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 2,044 2,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.81% 20.81% 20.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,266 1,702 1,825
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,250 £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% - +1.12%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 0 197 £42,500 +8.97% 23
Solihull +3 52 £41,500 +15.28% 5
Worcestershire +2 51 £43,250 +25.36% 6
Coventry -9 41 £34,000 +18.26% 8
Staffordshire -4 35 £35,000 +6.06% 12
Warwickshire 0 20 £42,500 +27.82% 8
Shropshire -18 17 £21,500 -17.31% 2
Wolverhampton +16 9 £37,500 +20.97% 1
West Bromwich +8 6 £30,750 -31.67% 3
Dudley -2 5 £29,250 -2.50% 1
Herefordshire -9 4 £32,750 -6.43% 3
Sutton Coldfield -22 3 £32,500 -12.16% 2
Halesowen - 3 £24,000 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £32,500 -
Walsall -4 1 £18,500 -39.34%
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 453 (99.56%) Windows
2 263 (57.80%) Active Directory
3 246 (54.07%) Microsoft
4 222 (48.79%) VMware
5 167 (36.70%) Office 365
6 156 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 151 (33.19%) SQL Server
8 142 (31.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 127 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 124 (27.25%) Firewall
11 118 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 115 (25.27%) Hyper-V
13 110 (24.18%) Linux
14 108 (23.74%) ITIL
14 108 (23.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 104 (22.86%) Citrix
16 103 (22.64%) SQL
17 101 (22.20%) Microsoft Certification
18 95 (20.88%) MCSE
19 87 (19.12%) MS Exchange
20 83 (18.24%) Cisco
21 76 (16.70%) Data Centre
22 73 (16.04%) DNS
23 72 (15.82%) LAN
23 72 (15.82%) Windows 7
23 72 (15.82%) SCCM
24 71 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
25 67 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
25 67 (14.73%) DHCP
26 66 (14.51%) Project Management

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 87 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 37 (8.13%) IIS
4 24 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (3.08%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.64%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.54%) Apache
10 5 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.66%) Confluence
12 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.22%) Moodle
12 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 67 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (2.86%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (1.10%) Workfront
3 4 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.88%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.66%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 167 (36.70%) Office 365
2 127 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.76%) Mimecast
6 6 (1.32%) IaaS
7 5 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.10%) G Suite
8 4 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.88%) Datadog
8 4 (0.88%) SaaS
8 4 (0.88%) Yammer
9 3 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 124 (27.25%) Firewall
2 73 (16.04%) DNS
3 72 (15.82%) LAN
4 67 (14.73%) DHCP
5 66 (14.51%) WAN
6 56 (12.31%) SAN
7 55 (12.09%) Network Security
8 42 (9.23%) VLAN
9 35 (7.69%) VoIP
10 33 (7.25%) TCP/IP
11 30 (6.59%) VPN
12 22 (4.84%) FTP
12 22 (4.84%) Internet
13 21 (4.62%) Wireless
14 18 (3.96%) Skype
15 16 (3.52%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (3.08%) IPsec
17 13 (2.86%) SSL
18 10 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
19 9 (1.98%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (33.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.18%) MySQL
3 14 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.42%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.88%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.44%) UniData
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.88%) JIRA
4 4 (0.88%) Travis CI
4 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.66%) Toad
General
1 41 (9.01%) Finance
2 26 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.96%) Retail
4 13 (2.86%) Back Office
5 8 (1.76%) Banking
5 8 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.76%) Marketing
6 6 (1.32%) Legal
6 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.10%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (19.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 67 (14.73%) Analyst
3 44 (9.67%) IT Engineer
4 43 (9.45%) Architect
5 36 (7.91%) Support Engineer
6 34 (7.47%) IT Support
7 33 (7.25%) Technical Architect
8 30 (6.59%) Support Analyst
9 25 (5.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
11 21 (4.62%) Technical Engineer
12 20 (4.40%) Administrator
12 20 (4.40%) Technical Support
13 18 (3.96%) Server Engineer
14 17 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support
15 16 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
15 16 (3.52%) Consultant
15 16 (3.52%) DBA
16 15 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
16 15 (3.30%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.62%) XML
2 17 (3.74%) Middleware
3 14 (3.08%) .NET
3 14 (3.08%) EDI
3 14 (3.08%) Kafka
3 14 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (2.42%) Apache NiFi
4 11 (2.42%) SOAP
5 9 (1.98%) EDIFACT
5 9 (1.98%) Web Services
6 7 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.54%) CSS
6 7 (1.54%) HTML
6 7 (1.54%) HTML5
6 7 (1.54%) jQuery
6 7 (1.54%) JSON
6 7 (1.54%) Spring
7 6 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (1.32%) REST
7 6 (1.32%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 76 (16.70%) Data Centre
2 44 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.81%) Clustering
4 19 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.52%) Replication
6 14 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (2.64%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.98%) iSeries
9 6 (1.32%) PKI
10 5 (1.10%) AS400
11 4 (0.88%) CMDB
11 4 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
11 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.88%) User Experience
12 3 (0.66%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.66%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 453 (99.56%) Windows
2 156 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 118 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 110 (24.18%) Linux
5 72 (15.82%) Windows 7
6 57 (12.53%) Windows 8
7 51 (11.21%) Windows 10
8 26 (5.71%) Unix
9 24 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (3.74%) CentOS
12 6 (1.32%) Android
13 4 (0.88%) AIX
13 4 (0.88%) DC/OS
13 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.66%) Solaris
15 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.22%) HPUX
16 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (23.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 108 (23.74%) ITIL
2 66 (14.51%) Project Management
3 42 (9.23%) Change Management
4 40 (8.79%) Presales
4 40 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (7.91%) Customer Requirements
6 30 (6.59%) Data Protection
7 29 (6.37%) Problem Management
7 29 (6.37%) Service Management
8 28 (6.15%) Service Delivery
9 27 (5.93%) Server Virtualisation
10 26 (5.71%) ITIL V3
10 26 (5.71%) Programme Management
11 23 (5.05%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (5.05%) High Availability
11 23 (5.05%) Vendor Relationship Management
12 22 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (4.84%) IT Strategy
13 21 (4.62%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 103 (22.64%) SQL
2 52 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.96%) T-SQL
4 15 (3.30%) Bash Shell
5 14 (3.08%) VBScript
6 13 (2.86%) RPG
6 13 (2.86%) RPG IV
7 11 (2.42%) C#
8 9 (1.98%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.32%) Python
9 6 (1.32%) R
10 5 (1.10%) C
10 5 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.44%) VBA
12 1 (0.22%) Groovy
12 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 101 (22.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (20.88%) MCSE
3 64 (14.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 51 (11.21%) MCSA
5 43 (9.45%) Security Cleared
6 33 (7.25%) Degree
7 31 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (6.81%) MCITP
8 30 (6.59%) MCP
9 22 (4.84%) CCNA
10 15 (3.30%) CCNP
11 14 (3.08%) CCA
11 14 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (2.42%) CCAA
12 11 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.42%) VCAP
13 7 (1.54%) CISM
13 7 (1.54%) CISSP
13 7 (1.54%) HNC
14 5 (1.10%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.47%) GDPR
2 33 (7.25%) SLA
3 20 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.54%) COBIT
6 6 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.10%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.66%) QA
8 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.22%) IASME
System Software
1 263 (57.80%) Active Directory
2 142 (31.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (25.27%) Hyper-V
4 36 (7.91%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (6.81%) vSphere
6 29 (6.37%) XenApp
7 25 (5.49%) XenDesktop
8 19 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.64%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.98%) Docker
11 9 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.76%) XenServer
13 7 (1.54%) Firmware
14 5 (1.10%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.88%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.66%) PowerHA
16 3 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 72 (15.82%) SCCM
2 48 (10.55%) WSUS
3 22 (4.84%) SCOM
4 16 (3.52%) Backup Exec
5 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 14 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (2.64%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.20%) Linux-HA
8 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.54%) SCOrch
10 6 (1.32%) Puppet
11 5 (1.10%) Ansible
11 5 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.10%) SCVMM
11 5 (1.10%) Terraform
11 5 (1.10%) vMotion
12 4 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.88%) Packer
12 4 (0.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 246 (54.07%) Microsoft
2 222 (48.79%) VMware
3 104 (22.86%) Citrix
4 83 (18.24%) Cisco
5 56 (12.31%) NetApp
6 55 (12.09%) HP
7 28 (6.15%) Dell
8 21 (4.62%) Nimble Storage
8 21 (4.62%) Veeam
9 19 (4.18%) Red Hat
10 18 (3.96%) McAfee
11 17 (3.74%) Oracle
12 15 (3.30%) Ivanti
12 15 (3.30%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.86%) IFS
13 13 (2.86%) JD Edwards
13 13 (2.86%) Juniper
14 12 (2.64%) Meraki
15 11 (2.42%) CheckPoint
16 10 (2.20%) SAP