Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 62 53
Rank change year-on-year -11 -9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 119 98 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.83% 4.14% 4.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.10% 18.96% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 87 77 90
Cheshire median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% +2.36% -15.33%
10th Percentile £21,150 £21,000 £21,475
90th Percentile £59,000 £47,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,750 £36,750
% change year-on-year -2.10% -2.72% +5.00%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 739 517 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.82% 21.83% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 516 384 489
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,075 £20,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,525 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Warrington +6 37 £33,500 +7.20% 9
Wilmslow +26 20 £34,000 +3.82%
Chester 0 15 £33,750 +8.00% 1
Knutsford -25 9 £47,500 -24.00%
Crewe -10 5 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Sandbach 0 2 - -
Daresbury - 2 £21,000 -
Congleton - 2 £18,000 -
Nantwich -14 1 - - 1
Macclesfield -17 1 £24,000 -12.73%
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (49.58%) Active Directory
3 53 (44.54%) Microsoft
4 51 (42.86%) VMware
5 43 (36.13%) SQL Server
6 40 (33.61%) Citrix
7 38 (31.93%) Hyper-V
7 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (26.89%) Office 365
10 30 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (23.53%) Finance
12 25 (21.01%) DNS
12 25 (21.01%) Linux
13 24 (20.17%) Firewall
14 23 (19.33%) MS Exchange
15 22 (18.49%) WAN
16 21 (17.65%) LAN
16 21 (17.65%) VPN
16 21 (17.65%) SQL
17 20 (16.81%) Cisco
18 19 (15.97%) PowerShell
18 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 18 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (15.13%) SAN
19 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2013
20 17 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
20 17 (14.29%) MCSE
21 14 (11.76%) IBM
21 14 (11.76%) DHCP

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 23 (19.33%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (9.24%) Skype for Business
4 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.04%) IIS
5 6 (5.04%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.20%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.68%) CMS
7 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.89%) Office 365
2 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.84%) IaaS
4 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.01%) DNS
2 24 (20.17%) Firewall
3 22 (18.49%) WAN
4 21 (17.65%) LAN
4 21 (17.65%) VPN
5 18 (15.13%) SAN
6 14 (11.76%) DHCP
7 12 (10.08%) Network Security
8 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.20%) MPLS
9 5 (4.20%) VLAN
10 4 (3.36%) BGP
10 4 (3.36%) EIGRP
11 3 (2.52%) HTTP
11 3 (2.52%) IMAP
11 3 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.52%) SSH
11 3 (2.52%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (36.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.68%) GIS
6 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.84%) Big Data
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) MySQL
7 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) JIRA
1 4 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.52%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.84%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.84%) Moq
4 1 (0.84%) MSTest
4 1 (0.84%) NUnit
4 1 (0.84%) Selenium
4 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (23.53%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 5 (4.20%) Advertising
3 5 (4.20%) Retail
4 4 (3.36%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Law
6 2 (1.68%) Local Government
6 2 (1.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.84%) Automotive
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (31.93%) Support Engineer
2 19 (15.97%) 3rd Line Support
3 18 (15.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 17 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 16 (13.45%) Analyst
6 14 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Security Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Support Analyst
7 11 (9.24%) Technical Engineer
8 9 (7.56%) Architect
9 8 (6.72%) Applications Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) Applications Support
9 8 (6.72%) Applications Support Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) IT Support
9 8 (6.72%) Server Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.72%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) IT Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) HTML
2 4 (3.36%) Web Services
3 3 (2.52%) .NET
3 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.84%) Flash
4 1 (0.84%) jQuery
4 1 (0.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.20%) Clustering
2 5 (4.20%) Replication
3 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.36%) PKI
3 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.84%) iSeries
5 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.84%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 119 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (21.01%) Linux
5 8 (6.72%) Windows 10
5 8 (6.72%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.88%) Unix
7 6 (5.04%) AIX
8 5 (4.20%) CentOS
8 5 (4.20%) HPUX
8 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.20%) Solaris
9 4 (3.36%) SUSE
10 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (10.08%) Project Management
3 11 (9.24%) ITIL
4 10 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.40%) Presales
5 9 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (7.56%) Risk Management
6 8 (6.72%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (6.72%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (6.72%) Programme Management
6 8 (6.72%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (6.72%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.72%) Vendor Relationship Management
7 7 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.88%) Information Security
7 7 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 6 (5.04%) Change Management
8 6 (5.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.65%) SQL
2 19 (15.97%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.72%) Python
4 6 (5.04%) Perl
5 5 (4.20%) Java
6 4 (3.36%) C#
6 4 (3.36%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.52%) PHP
8 2 (1.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.84%) VB
9 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (14.29%) MCSE
3 12 (10.08%) MCP
4 9 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (6.72%) CCNA
5 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (5.04%) CCNP
8 5 (4.20%) MCSA
9 4 (3.36%) MCITP
10 2 (1.68%) CCA
10 2 (1.68%) CISSP
10 2 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.68%) Degree
11 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) QA
3 2 (1.68%) GDPR
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.84%) COBIT
4 1 (0.84%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (49.58%) Active Directory
2 38 (31.93%) Hyper-V
3 30 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (10.08%) XenApp
5 5 (4.20%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.20%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.68%) Docker
7 2 (1.68%) KVM
7 2 (1.68%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.68%) vSphere
7 2 (1.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) SCCM
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.52%) SCOM
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Sentry
2 3 (2.52%) WSUS
3 2 (1.68%) Ansible
3 2 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 2 (1.68%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 53 (44.54%) Microsoft
2 51 (42.86%) VMware
3 40 (33.61%) Citrix
4 20 (16.81%) Cisco
5 14 (11.76%) IBM
6 11 (9.24%) Oracle
7 9 (7.56%) HP
8 8 (6.72%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.88%) Veeam
10 6 (5.04%) Splunk
11 5 (4.20%) Lumension
11 5 (4.20%) ServiceNow
11 5 (4.20%) Symantec
12 4 (3.36%) CyberArk
12 4 (3.36%) Dell
12 4 (3.36%) Varonis
13 3 (2.52%) AppDynamics
13 3 (2.52%) Apple
13 3 (2.52%) McAfee
13 3 (2.52%) RedGate