Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 37 47
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 41 127 151
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.71% 6.80% 5.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.78% 27.61% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 42 116 116
Median annual salary £39,750 £33,625 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.22% +0.37% +10.74%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £49,500 £57,500 £59,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £34,750
% change year-on-year +28.57% +0.72% +6.92%

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 129 460 576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.97% 24.63% 20.65%
Number of salaries quoted 97 357 418
Median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,400 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £60,000 £63,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Windows Server in Cheshire

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020. 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 +8 19 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Northwich -7 9 £27,500 -27.63% 1
Crewe +20 4 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Knutsford +11 2 £35,000 +12.00%
Chester +11 2 £45,000 +48.76% 1
Macclesfield +9 1 £21,000 -30.00% 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 39 (95.12%) Windows
2 31 (75.61%) Active Directory
3 29 (70.73%) VMware
4 22 (53.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (53.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (48.78%) Firewall
5 20 (48.78%) Azure
5 20 (48.78%) Cisco
6 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
6 16 (39.02%) Office 365
7 15 (36.59%) Hyper-V
8 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
9 13 (31.71%) SQL
10 12 (29.27%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (21.95%) SAN
12 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
13 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (19.51%) SCCM
14 7 (17.07%) TeamCity
14 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
14 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
14 7 (17.07%) VLAN
14 7 (17.07%) Draytek
14 7 (17.07%) Fat Client
14 7 (17.07%) Thin Client
14 7 (17.07%) Sophos
14 7 (17.07%) WAN
14 7 (17.07%) DNS
14 7 (17.07%) Commercial Awareness

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 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 20 (48.78%) Azure
2 16 (39.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) Firewall
2 9 (21.95%) SAN
3 7 (17.07%) DNS
3 7 (17.07%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (17.07%) VLAN
3 7 (17.07%) WAN
4 5 (12.20%) NAS
4 5 (12.20%) VoIP
5 4 (9.76%) LAN
6 3 (7.32%) MPLS
6 3 (7.32%) Skype
7 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.88%) Internet
7 2 (4.88%) VPN
8 1 (2.44%) DHCP
8 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) MySQL
3 3 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Octopus Deploy
1 7 (17.07%) TeamCity
2 5 (12.20%) Bitbucket
2 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) IT Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Server Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) .NET Core
1 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.88%) ADO.NET
1 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.88%) CSS
1 2 (4.88%) Dapper ORM
1 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
1 2 (4.88%) HTML
1 2 (4.88%) REST
1 2 (4.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.07%) Fat Client
2 7 (17.07%) Thin Client
3 5 (12.20%) Life Science
3 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.76%) Replication
4 4 (9.76%) User Experience
5 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (95.12%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2016
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) Linux
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (29.27%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Commercial Awareness
5 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (14.63%) High Availability
5 6 (14.63%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (12.20%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (7.32%) Kanban
7 3 (7.32%) Scrum
7 3 (7.32%) Strategic Roadmap
8 2 (4.88%) API Testing
8 2 (4.88%) B2C
8 2 (4.88%) Data Extraction
8 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.88%) Information Security
8 2 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (4.88%) SDLC
8 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) Python
3 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.88%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (75.61%) Active Directory
2 22 (53.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (36.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.07%) KVM
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCCM
2 6 (14.63%) Ansible
2 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (14.63%) Puppet
3 5 (12.20%) Terraform
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (4.88%) DameWare
5 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.88%) OpenView
5 2 (4.88%) OVSD
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) VMware
2 20 (48.78%) Cisco
3 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.07%) Draytek
4 7 (17.07%) Sophos
5 6 (14.63%) Citrix
5 6 (14.63%) Dell
5 6 (14.63%) HP
5 6 (14.63%) Veeam
6 4 (9.76%) Aruba
6 4 (9.76%) McAfee
6 4 (9.76%) NetApp
6 4 (9.76%) SonicWALL
7 3 (7.32%) Meraki
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle
7 3 (7.32%) SAP
8 2 (4.88%) Adobe
8 2 (4.88%) EMC
8 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.88%) Symantec