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

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 57 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 145 129 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.99% 4.77% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.89% 19.82% 22.18%
Number of salaries quoted 108 89 98
Cheshire median annual salary £34,000 £30,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.77% -11.33%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,800 £18,500
90th Percentile £59,300 £55,000 £47,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% -10.81% +12.12%

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 607 651 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.90% 24.06% 22.21%
Number of salaries quoted 434 471 427
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,750 £19,650
90th Percentile £64,625 £55,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +7 64 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Chester +12 12 £27,500 -18.52% 2
Crewe +7 10 £50,000 +72.41% 2
Knutsford -2 7 £29,000 -41.12%
Daresbury -3 6 £21,000 +16.67%
Wilmslow -11 6 £34,000 +58.14%
Macclesfield +1 5 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Congleton +3 3 £18,000 -40.00%
Northwich +1 2 £47,500 +48.44% 1
Sandbach +4 1 - - 1
Runcorn +3 1 £22,500 -30.77% 1
Nantwich -15 1 - -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 69 (47.59%) Microsoft
4 63 (43.45%) VMware
5 56 (38.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (36.55%) Office 365
7 45 (31.03%) SQL Server
8 44 (30.34%) Microsoft Azure
9 43 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (28.97%) Citrix
11 41 (28.28%) Hyper-V
12 33 (22.76%) DNS
13 31 (21.38%) WAN
13 31 (21.38%) SAN
13 31 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (20.69%) LAN
15 28 (19.31%) Linux
15 28 (19.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 27 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
17 26 (17.93%) ITIL
18 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
19 24 (16.55%) Cisco
20 23 (15.86%) MCSE
20 23 (15.86%) Finance
21 21 (14.48%) Project Management
21 21 (14.48%) SQL
21 21 (14.48%) Network Security
22 20 (13.79%) MS Exchange
22 20 (13.79%) TCP/IP

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 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.72%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (8.28%) IIS
5 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.45%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.07%) CMS
7 1 (0.69%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.69%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 53 (36.55%) Office 365
2 44 (30.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (13.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.69%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.76%) DNS
2 31 (21.38%) SAN
2 31 (21.38%) WAN
3 30 (20.69%) LAN
4 21 (14.48%) Network Security
5 20 (13.79%) TCP/IP
5 20 (13.79%) VPN
6 19 (13.10%) DHCP
7 16 (11.03%) Firewall
8 10 (6.90%) SSH
9 7 (4.83%) MPLS
10 6 (4.14%) BGP
10 6 (4.14%) EIGRP
10 6 (4.14%) HTTP
10 6 (4.14%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (4.14%) Wireshark
11 4 (2.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (2.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (2.76%) FTP
11 4 (2.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.38%) GIS
6 1 (0.69%) Big Data
6 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.07%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.38%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.69%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.69%) Moq
4 1 (0.69%) MSTest
4 1 (0.69%) NUnit
4 1 (0.69%) Selenium
4 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) WiX
General
1 23 (15.86%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Banking
3 6 (4.14%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.76%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Law
6 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Local Government
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 27 (18.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 21 (14.48%) Analyst
4 20 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (11.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (10.34%) Architect
7 15 (10.34%) IT Engineer
7 15 (10.34%) Technical Architect
8 14 (9.66%) Security Engineer
9 13 (8.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 13 (8.97%) Support Analyst
10 12 (8.28%) IT Support
11 10 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (6.90%) Server Engineer
12 9 (6.21%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (6.21%) IT Support Engineer
13 8 (5.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
13 8 (5.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.76%) HTML
2 3 (2.07%) .NET
2 3 (2.07%) Web Services
3 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.69%) COM
4 1 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.69%) WCF
4 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.66%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.28%) Clustering
3 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.69%) NHS
6 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.69%) PKI
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (38.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (19.31%) Linux
5 12 (8.28%) Windows 10
5 12 (8.28%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.83%) CentOS
7 6 (4.14%) SUSE
8 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.76%) Android
9 4 (2.76%) Unix
9 4 (2.76%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.38%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (17.93%) ITIL
3 25 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (14.48%) Project Management
5 17 (11.72%) Presales
6 16 (11.03%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (10.34%) Programme Management
7 15 (10.34%) Server Virtualisation
7 15 (10.34%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 14 (9.66%) Service Delivery
9 12 (8.28%) High Availability
10 11 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.59%) Break/Fix
11 9 (6.21%) Information Security
11 9 (6.21%) Security Operations
12 8 (5.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 8 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (5.52%) Risk Management
12 8 (5.52%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.48%) SQL
2 12 (8.28%) Python
3 10 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.21%) Perl
5 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.38%) Java
7 1 (0.69%) C#
7 1 (0.69%) PHP
7 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (15.86%) MCSE
3 16 (11.03%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.34%) MCP
5 9 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.52%) CCNA
7 4 (2.76%) Degree
8 3 (2.07%) CCNP
8 3 (2.07%) MCITP
9 2 (1.38%) CISSP
9 2 (1.38%) MCSA
9 2 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.21%) SLA
2 8 (5.52%) GDPR
3 3 (2.07%) QA
4 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 75 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 41 (28.28%) Hyper-V
3 31 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (7.59%) XenApp
5 10 (6.90%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.14%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.45%) vSphere
8 3 (2.07%) KVM
8 3 (2.07%) VirtualBox
8 3 (2.07%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.07%) Xen
9 2 (1.38%) Docker
10 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (6.21%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.76%) Foglight
4 3 (2.07%) Ansible
4 3 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.07%) Puppet
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Sentry
5 2 (1.38%) WSUS
6 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.69%) SCCM
6 1 (0.69%) SCOM
6 1 (0.69%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 69 (47.59%) Microsoft
2 63 (43.45%) VMware
3 42 (28.97%) Citrix
4 24 (16.55%) Cisco
5 10 (6.90%) McAfee
6 9 (6.21%) HP
6 9 (6.21%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.21%) Splunk
7 8 (5.52%) Blue Coat
7 8 (5.52%) SolarWinds
8 7 (4.83%) CyberArk
8 7 (4.83%) Varonis
9 6 (4.14%) NetApp
9 6 (4.14%) Oracle
9 6 (4.14%) Veeam
10 5 (3.45%) Lumension
10 5 (3.45%) Nimble Storage
10 5 (3.45%) Symantec
11 4 (2.76%) F5
11 4 (2.76%) NetIQ