Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 59 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 -24 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 93 141 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.37% 4.40% 6.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.76% 17.67% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71 97 135
Cheshire median annual salary £31,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.62% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £18,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £39,700
North West median annual salary £35,000 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +6.06%

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 448 798 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.03% 24.92% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 312 569 422
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +32.81% -8.57%
10th Percentile £21,125 £20,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £47,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
Warrington +1 31 £39,000 +56.00% 5
Macclesfield +28 9 £27,500 -4.35% 1
Northwich +6 9 £19,250 -38.89% 1
Knutsford +18 7 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Widnes - 7 £27,000 -
Crewe +1 6 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Nantwich - 6 £35,500 -
Winsford - 5 £27,500 -
Daresbury -7 4 £25,500 +34.21%
Chester +18 2 £37,500 +11.11% 3
Sandbach +8 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Wilmslow -36 1 £36,000 +60.00% 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (59.14%) Active Directory
3 48 (51.61%) VMware
4 45 (48.39%) Microsoft
5 35 (37.63%) ITIL
6 33 (35.48%) Office 365
7 32 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (30.11%) DNS
9 27 (29.03%) Hyper-V
10 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (24.73%) TCP/IP
11 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
12 20 (21.51%) SharePoint
12 20 (21.51%) DHCP
12 20 (21.51%) SAN
13 19 (20.43%) SQL
14 18 (19.35%) Service Delivery
14 18 (19.35%) Finance
14 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (18.28%) Citrix
15 17 (18.28%) VPN
16 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
16 15 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 14 (15.05%) WAN
17 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (13.98%) LAN
18 13 (13.98%) Break/Fix
19 12 (12.90%) SMTP

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 20 (21.51%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.75%) MS Exchange
3 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.68%) IIS
4 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.08%) GroupWise
Applications
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.08%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 33 (35.48%) Office 365
2 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.83%) IaaS
4 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.11%) DNS
2 23 (24.73%) TCP/IP
3 20 (21.51%) DHCP
3 20 (21.51%) SAN
4 17 (18.28%) VPN
5 14 (15.05%) WAN
6 13 (13.98%) LAN
7 12 (12.90%) SMTP
8 11 (11.83%) Firewall
9 7 (7.53%) Internet
9 7 (7.53%) SSH
10 6 (6.45%) FTP
10 6 (6.45%) HTTP
10 6 (6.45%) SNMP
11 4 (4.30%) VoIP
12 3 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (3.23%) SSL
12 3 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.15%) MySQL
5 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (19.35%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.23%) Back Office
5 2 (2.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (23.66%) Support Engineer
2 20 (21.51%) IT Support
3 15 (16.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (16.13%) Analyst
4 13 (13.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (10.75%) Developer
6 10 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) IT Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) IT Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) IT Manager
7 9 (9.68%) Support Specialist
8 8 (8.60%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 8 (8.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (8.60%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Support Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) HTML
2 2 (2.15%) .NET
2 2 (2.15%) Middleware
2 2 (2.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.08%) Ajax
3 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.08%) CSS
3 1 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.08%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.08%) ISPF
3 1 (1.08%) jQuery
3 1 (1.08%) REST
3 1 (1.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Clustering
1 10 (10.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.60%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.38%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.38%) Mobile Computing
3 5 (5.38%) NHS
4 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (9.68%) Linux
5 7 (7.53%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.23%) Android
8 2 (2.15%) CentOS
9 1 (1.08%) AIX
9 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.08%) Solaris
9 1 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) ITIL
2 18 (19.35%) Service Delivery
3 15 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (13.98%) Break/Fix
6 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (10.75%) Service Management
7 9 (9.68%) Change Control
7 9 (9.68%) High Availability
7 9 (9.68%) Information Security
8 8 (8.60%) ERP
8 8 (8.60%) Project Management
9 7 (7.53%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (6.45%) ITIL V3
10 6 (6.45%) Patch Management
10 6 (6.45%) Server Building
10 6 (6.45%) Trend Analysis
11 5 (5.38%) Microservices
11 5 (5.38%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.43%) SQL
2 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.38%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.23%) Java
4 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.15%) C#
5 2 (2.15%) Python
6 1 (1.08%) JCL
6 1 (1.08%) PHP
6 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.08%) VB
6 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.75%) Degree
2 10 (10.75%) MCSE
3 7 (7.53%) A+ Certification
3 7 (7.53%) CCNA
3 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.38%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.23%) MCP
6 2 (2.15%) MCSA
7 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.08%) MCITP
7 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) SLA
2 5 (5.38%) GDPR
2 5 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 55 (59.14%) Active Directory
2 32 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (29.03%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.68%) XenApp
4 9 (9.68%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.53%) vSphere
6 5 (5.38%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.08%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Sentry
3 4 (4.30%) AirWatch
4 3 (3.23%) Foglight
5 2 (2.15%) MaaS360
6 1 (1.08%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.08%) SCCM
6 1 (1.08%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 48 (51.61%) VMware
2 45 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.28%) Citrix
4 10 (10.75%) Cisco
5 6 (6.45%) McAfee
6 5 (5.38%) RedGate
7 4 (4.30%) Blue Coat
7 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.23%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (3.23%) Brocade
8 3 (3.23%) CommVault
8 3 (3.23%) F5
8 3 (3.23%) HP
8 3 (3.23%) NetApp
8 3 (3.23%) NetIQ
8 3 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (3.23%) TippingPoint
8 3 (3.23%) Veeam
9 2 (2.15%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.15%) Red Hat