Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 49 47
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 461 497 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.41% 4.87% 5.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.30% 23.84% 26.77%
Number of salaries quoted 393 439 581
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £55,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.30%

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 1,629 2,085 2,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.12% 20.43% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,327 1,829 1,911
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,075 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £54,200 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -6 181 £40,000 +3.90% 25
Coventry -15 50 £36,500 +15.87% 7
Worcestershire +19 45 £35,000 +6.87% 7
Shropshire +16 38 £26,500 -24.29% 1
Solihull +9 37 £42,500 +41.67% 4
Staffordshire +16 33 £35,000 +20.69% 17
Wolverhampton +22 25 £35,000 +18.51% 2
Warwickshire +18 16 £42,500 +26.87% 6
Dudley - 9 £26,000 -
Herefordshire +1 5 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Halesowen +43 3 £24,000 -
Walsall -6 2 £23,250 -13.89% 1
Stourbridge - 2 £21,500 - 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £32,500 -
Sutton Coldfield -26 1 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 458 (99.35%) Windows
2 270 (58.57%) Active Directory
3 264 (57.27%) Microsoft
4 233 (50.54%) VMware
5 165 (35.79%) Office 365
6 154 (33.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 151 (32.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 140 (30.37%) SQL Server
9 138 (29.93%) Firewall
10 128 (27.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 116 (25.16%) Hyper-V
12 114 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
13 113 (24.51%) Cisco
14 112 (24.30%) Linux
14 112 (24.30%) MS Exchange
14 112 (24.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 109 (23.64%) SQL
16 99 (21.48%) Citrix
16 99 (21.48%) DNS
17 98 (21.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 90 (19.52%) Windows 7
19 89 (19.31%) ITIL
20 85 (18.44%) MCSE
21 80 (17.35%) WAN
21 80 (17.35%) Data Centre
22 79 (17.14%) LAN
23 77 (16.70%) DHCP
24 71 (15.40%) Project Management
25 70 (15.18%) HP
26 68 (14.75%) NetApp

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
1 112 (24.30%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 35 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 29 (6.29%) IIS
5 26 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (4.34%) Apache
7 17 (3.69%) Tomcat
8 15 (3.25%) Confluence
9 13 (2.82%) nginx
10 9 (1.95%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.43%) Moodle
14 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.22%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 61 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.65%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.65%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.43%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.43%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 165 (35.79%) Office 365
2 114 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.74%) IaaS
5 4 (0.87%) G Suite
5 4 (0.87%) Yammer
6 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.65%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.43%) SaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.22%) Datadog
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 138 (29.93%) Firewall
2 99 (21.48%) DNS
3 80 (17.35%) WAN
4 79 (17.14%) LAN
5 77 (16.70%) DHCP
6 61 (13.23%) SAN
7 56 (12.15%) TCP/IP
8 51 (11.06%) Network Security
9 43 (9.33%) VPN
10 35 (7.59%) VoIP
11 34 (7.38%) VLAN
12 26 (5.64%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (5.21%) IPsec
14 21 (4.56%) SSL
15 15 (3.25%) Internet
16 13 (2.82%) FTP
16 13 (2.82%) Skype
17 11 (2.39%) Wireless
18 10 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (2.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (30.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (3.25%) MySQL
4 11 (2.39%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.87%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.22%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (3.69%) JIRA
2 14 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (3.04%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.04%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.82%) Vagrant
4 12 (2.60%) Bitbucket
4 12 (2.60%) GoCD
4 12 (2.60%) Subversion
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.43%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 46 (9.98%) Finance
2 19 (4.12%) Retail
3 17 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.52%) Legal
5 6 (1.30%) Automotive
5 6 (1.30%) Banking
5 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (16.27%) Analyst
3 46 (9.98%) Support Analyst
4 44 (9.54%) Architect
5 41 (8.89%) IT Support
6 32 (6.94%) IT Engineer
7 31 (6.72%) Support Engineer
7 31 (6.72%) Technical Architect
8 30 (6.51%) Technical Support
9 26 (5.64%) Consultant
10 22 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (4.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (4.12%) Team Leader
12 18 (3.90%) Implementation Engineer
13 17 (3.69%) Administrator
13 17 (3.69%) Senior Implementation Engineer
14 16 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (3.47%) Technical Consultant
14 16 (3.47%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.90%) REST
2 15 (3.25%) Middleware
3 13 (2.82%) XML
4 12 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (2.39%) Kafka
5 11 (2.39%) SOAP
6 8 (1.74%) JSON
7 7 (1.52%) .NET
8 6 (1.30%) EDI
8 6 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.08%) Spring
9 5 (1.08%) XSLT
10 4 (0.87%) CSS
10 4 (0.87%) HTML
11 3 (0.65%) COM
11 3 (0.65%) Web Services
11 3 (0.65%) WSH
12 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.43%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 80 (17.35%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (4.34%) Clustering
5 17 (3.69%) HP StoreVirtual
6 12 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.95%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.95%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.74%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.74%) Replication
9 7 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.87%) AS400
11 4 (0.87%) User Experience
12 3 (0.65%) PKI
12 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 458 (99.35%) Windows
2 154 (33.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 128 (27.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (24.30%) Linux
5 90 (19.52%) Windows 7
6 64 (13.88%) Windows 8
7 48 (10.41%) Windows 10
8 47 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.04%) Unix
11 10 (2.17%) CentOS
11 10 (2.17%) Mac OS
11 10 (2.17%) Ubuntu
11 10 (2.17%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.52%) SUSE
13 4 (0.87%) AIX
13 4 (0.87%) Solaris
14 3 (0.65%) Android
14 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.43%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (24.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 89 (19.31%) ITIL
3 71 (15.40%) Project Management
4 46 (9.98%) Presales
5 44 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (7.38%) Customer Requirements
6 34 (7.38%) Server Virtualisation
7 33 (7.16%) Problem Management
8 28 (6.07%) Data Protection
9 27 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (5.64%) Service Delivery
10 26 (5.64%) Service Management
11 24 (5.21%) Incident Management
12 22 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (4.56%) DevOps
13 21 (4.56%) Enterprise Architecture
13 21 (4.56%) Programme Management
13 21 (4.56%) Vendor Relationship Management
14 20 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (4.12%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (23.64%) SQL
2 59 (12.80%) PowerShell
3 31 (6.72%) Bash Shell
4 20 (4.34%) Python
5 13 (2.82%) Ruby
6 12 (2.60%) Java
6 12 (2.60%) Perl
7 10 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.74%) C#
9 7 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.65%) C
10 3 (0.65%) RPG
10 3 (0.65%) RPG IV
10 3 (0.65%) VBScript
11 2 (0.43%) VB
11 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (21.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (18.44%) MCSE
3 51 (11.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 46 (9.98%) Degree
5 40 (8.68%) MCSA
6 36 (7.81%) Security Cleared
7 31 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (6.72%) MCP
8 30 (6.51%) MCITP
9 23 (4.99%) CCNA
10 13 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.39%) HNC
12 10 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.74%) CCNP
14 6 (1.30%) CCA
14 6 (1.30%) DBS Check
15 5 (1.08%) APMP
15 5 (1.08%) CCDA
15 5 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.94%) GDPR
2 31 (6.72%) SLA
3 22 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (2.17%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.30%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.08%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) IASME
7 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 270 (58.57%) Active Directory
2 151 (32.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (25.16%) Hyper-V
4 43 (9.33%) VMware ESXi
4 43 (9.33%) vSphere
5 37 (8.03%) XenApp
6 27 (5.86%) XenDesktop
7 17 (3.69%) Forefront TMG
8 16 (3.47%) Terminal Services
9 14 (3.04%) XenServer
10 12 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.74%) VMware NSX
12 7 (1.52%) Docker
12 7 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (1.08%) Firmware
15 4 (0.87%) PowerHA
16 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 60 (13.02%) SCCM
2 40 (8.68%) WSUS
3 14 (3.04%) Ansible
3 14 (3.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 13 (2.82%) Terraform
5 12 (2.60%) SCOM
6 10 (2.17%) Backup Exec
6 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (1.74%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.30%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.08%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.08%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.08%) vMotion
11 4 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.65%) Linux-HA
12 3 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.65%) QRadar
13 2 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 264 (57.27%) Microsoft
2 233 (50.54%) VMware
3 113 (24.51%) Cisco
4 99 (21.48%) Citrix
5 70 (15.18%) HP
6 68 (14.75%) NetApp
7 29 (6.29%) CheckPoint
8 24 (5.21%) Dell
9 19 (4.12%) SonicWALL
10 18 (3.90%) McAfee
10 18 (3.90%) Nimble Storage
10 18 (3.90%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.25%) Ivanti
11 15 (3.25%) Veeam
12 13 (2.82%) Atlassian
12 13 (2.82%) Oracle
13 11 (2.39%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.17%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.74%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.74%) Dell Compellent