Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 47 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 504 592 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.00% 5.33% 5.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.51% 25.94% 28.55%
Number of salaries quoted 440 565 540
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -4.41%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%

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 2056 2282 2126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.42% 20.53% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1777 1927 1825
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £56,300 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 -6 177 £38,750 +10.71% 5
Coventry 0 80 £31,500 +5.00% 7
Staffordshire -4 46 £30,000 -9.77% 8
Warwickshire -15 41 £33,000 -1.49% 6
Shropshire +25 39 £32,500 +22.64%
Solihull +1 37 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Worcestershire -6 30 £33,750 +16.38% 4
Wolverhampton +1 12 £30,500 +29.79% 1
West Bromwich -6 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Walsall -10 7 £30,250 +0.83%
Sutton Coldfield -3 6 £42,500 +36.00% 1
Wednesbury - 6 £31,250 -
Herefordshire -9 2 £57,500 +61.97%
Dudley +9 1 £30,000 +7.14%
Halesowen - 1 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 504 (100.00%) Windows
2 332 (65.87%) Microsoft
3 283 (56.15%) Active Directory
4 254 (50.40%) VMware
5 166 (32.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 160 (31.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 138 (27.38%) Hyper-V
8 134 (26.59%) SQL Server
9 127 (25.20%) ITIL
10 123 (24.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 117 (23.21%) Citrix
12 114 (22.62%) MS Exchange
13 112 (22.22%) Firewall
13 112 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 101 (20.04%) Office 365
15 97 (19.25%) PowerShell
16 86 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
16 86 (17.06%) LAN
17 84 (16.67%) SAN
18 83 (16.47%) Cisco
18 83 (16.47%) Linux
19 79 (15.67%) DNS
20 78 (15.48%) SQL
21 74 (14.68%) WAN
22 69 (13.69%) Windows 10
23 68 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
24 62 (12.30%) Project Management
24 62 (12.30%) Windows 7
25 59 (11.71%) Microsoft Office
25 59 (11.71%) MCSE

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
1 114 (22.62%) MS Exchange
2 52 (10.32%) IIS
3 45 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (4.56%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.57%) Apache
7 17 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.79%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.19%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.79%) CMS
11 4 (0.79%) Confluence
11 4 (0.79%) nginx
11 4 (0.79%) SAS
11 4 (0.79%) WordPress
12 2 (0.40%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 59 (11.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) BPCS
2 4 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.79%) Workfront
3 2 (0.40%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 112 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (20.04%) Office 365
3 23 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.98%) IaaS
5 7 (1.39%) SaaS
6 6 (1.19%) PaaS
7 4 (0.79%) GitHub
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.40%) Datadog
8 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.40%) Yammer
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (22.22%) Firewall
2 86 (17.06%) LAN
3 84 (16.67%) SAN
4 79 (15.67%) DNS
5 74 (14.68%) WAN
6 56 (11.11%) DHCP
7 52 (10.32%) TCP/IP
8 32 (6.35%) NetScaler
9 21 (4.17%) VoIP
9 21 (4.17%) VPN
10 20 (3.97%) VLAN
11 19 (3.77%) Internet
12 17 (3.37%) NAS
13 15 (2.98%) SSL
14 11 (2.18%) Network Security
15 9 (1.79%) IPsec
15 9 (1.79%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.59%) MPLS
16 8 (1.59%) Skype
17 7 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (26.59%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.78%) MySQL
6 10 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.40%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 27 (5.36%) Octopus Deploy
1 27 (5.36%) TeamCity
2 26 (5.16%) NuGet
3 9 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.19%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.19%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.79%) GoCD
6 4 (0.79%) JIRA
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.60%) Toad
8 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.40%) Subversion
8 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.40%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) CA Flowdock
9 1 (0.20%) Hudson
9 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (9.92%) Finance
2 26 (5.16%) Manufacturing
3 23 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.79%) Advertising
4 9 (1.79%) Automotive
5 6 (1.19%) Law
5 6 (1.19%) Retail
6 4 (0.79%) Back Office
7 3 (0.60%) Games
8 2 (0.40%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
8 2 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 91 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 90 (17.86%) Analyst
3 66 (13.10%) Support Engineer
4 49 (9.72%) IT Engineer
5 48 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 46 (9.13%) IT Support
7 36 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 33 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
12 27 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
13 26 (5.16%) Technical Support
14 24 (4.76%) Desktop Support
14 24 (4.76%) Server Support
15 20 (3.97%) Administrator
16 19 (3.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (3.37%) Operations Engineer
17 17 (3.37%) Service Analyst
17 17 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.57%) .NET
2 9 (1.79%) WAP
3 8 (1.59%) HTML
4 7 (1.39%) CSS
4 7 (1.39%) EDI
4 7 (1.39%) LAMP
5 6 (1.19%) jQuery
6 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.79%) JSON
8 3 (0.60%) Web Services
8 3 (0.60%) XML
9 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.40%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.40%) Sass
9 2 (0.40%) WF
9 2 (0.40%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.35%) Clustering
3 21 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 20 (3.97%) Robotics
5 18 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 13 (2.58%) Replication
9 10 (1.98%) AS400
10 7 (1.39%) Handset
10 7 (1.39%) iSeries
11 6 (1.19%) PKI
11 6 (1.19%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.99%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.79%) CMDB
13 4 (0.79%) iPad
14 3 (0.60%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.60%) iPhone
14 3 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 504 (100.00%) Windows
2 160 (31.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 123 (24.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 83 (16.47%) Linux
5 69 (13.69%) Windows 10
6 68 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 62 (12.30%) Windows 7
8 26 (5.16%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.17%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.98%) CentOS
11 14 (2.78%) Windows Vista
12 12 (2.38%) Android
13 11 (2.18%) Unix
14 8 (1.59%) Debian
14 8 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.39%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.39%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (25.20%) ITIL
2 62 (12.30%) Project Management
3 46 (9.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 45 (8.93%) Change Management
5 43 (8.53%) DevOps
6 33 (6.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 33 (6.55%) SDLC
7 30 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (5.36%) Target Operating Model
9 26 (5.16%) Business Continuity
10 23 (4.56%) Service Delivery
11 22 (4.37%) Line Management
11 22 (4.37%) Test Automation
12 21 (4.17%) Service Management
13 20 (3.97%) Incident Management
13 20 (3.97%) Presales
13 20 (3.97%) Robotic Process Automation
14 19 (3.77%) ERP
14 19 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 97 (19.25%) PowerShell
2 78 (15.48%) SQL
3 24 (4.76%) Java
4 16 (3.17%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.38%) C#
5 12 (2.38%) Python
6 10 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.59%) Perl
9 7 (1.39%) PHP
9 7 (1.39%) VBScript
10 5 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.79%) VB
12 3 (0.60%) Ruby
12 3 (0.60%) VBA
13 1 (0.20%) C
13 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 86 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (11.71%) MCSE
3 51 (10.12%) MCSA
4 40 (7.94%) MCITP
5 38 (7.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (4.96%) Degree
7 23 (4.56%) CCNA
8 15 (2.98%) Security Cleared
9 11 (2.18%) VCP4
10 10 (1.98%) VCP5
11 8 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.39%) CCNP
12 7 (1.39%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.99%) MOS
14 4 (0.79%) CCA
14 4 (0.79%) MCP
14 4 (0.79%) SC Cleared
15 3 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.95%) SLA
2 12 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.79%) COBIT
4 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 283 (56.15%) Active Directory
2 166 (32.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (27.38%) Hyper-V
4 49 (9.72%) vSphere
5 37 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (5.95%) XenApp
7 26 (5.16%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (3.37%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.79%) UAG
12 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.59%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.19%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.99%) Docker
14 5 (0.99%) iptables
15 4 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.79%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.40%) Samba
16 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 55 (10.91%) SCCM
2 42 (8.33%) SCOM
3 41 (8.13%) WSUS
4 28 (5.56%) Ansible
4 28 (5.56%) Puppet
5 21 (4.17%) vCenter Server
6 20 (3.97%) Backup Exec
7 15 (2.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 14 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (1.98%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (1.39%) MOM
12 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.79%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.79%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.79%) Terraform
15 3 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 332 (65.87%) Microsoft
2 254 (50.40%) VMware
3 117 (23.21%) Citrix
4 83 (16.47%) Cisco
5 49 (9.72%) Veeam
6 37 (7.34%) HP
7 22 (4.37%) Juniper
8 20 (3.97%) NetApp
8 20 (3.97%) Oracle
9 19 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 16 (3.17%) SolarWinds
11 15 (2.98%) Dell
11 15 (2.98%) EqualLogic
11 15 (2.98%) IBM
12 14 (2.78%) Capita
13 13 (2.58%) McAfee
13 13 (2.58%) Sophos
14 12 (2.38%) Symantec
15 11 (2.18%) SAP
16 9 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks