Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 33 46
Rank change year-on-year -22 +13 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 142 154 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.54% 6.70% 5.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.14% 28.10% 21.22%
Number of salaries quoted 92 142 160
Cheshire median annual salary £30,000 £32,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% -0.77% -5.80%
10th Percentile £20,000 £18,525 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,175 £39,925 £50,000
North West median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +6.06% -2.94%

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 783 548 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.05% 23.83% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 561 454 696
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,375 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +15 43 £20,000 -37.50% 6
Wilmslow +10 29 £22,500 +4.65% 10
Crewe +1 14 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Knutsford -35 12 £41,750 - 2
Runcorn 0 6 £30,500 -12.86%
Chester -21 6 £35,625 +4.78% 3
Daresbury - 6 £18,000 -
Macclesfield -3 5 £32,500 +22.64% 1
Sandbach -9 5 £32,500 +62.50%
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Northwich -4 1 £31,500 +23.53%
Congleton - 1 £30,000 -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (59.15%) Microsoft
3 70 (49.30%) VMware
4 69 (48.59%) Active Directory
5 64 (45.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (30.99%) Citrix
7 43 (30.28%) Office 365
8 41 (28.87%) DNS
9 40 (28.17%) Hyper-V
10 37 (26.06%) MS Exchange
11 36 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (23.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2013
14 31 (21.83%) Cisco
15 30 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (20.42%) VPN
16 29 (20.42%) DHCP
16 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
17 28 (19.72%) SQL
17 28 (19.72%) Firewall
18 26 (18.31%) ITIL
18 26 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
19 24 (16.90%) MCSA
20 22 (15.49%) LAN
20 22 (15.49%) WAN
20 22 (15.49%) SAN
21 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Office
22 20 (14.08%) PowerShell
22 20 (14.08%) Degree
23 19 (13.38%) MCP

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 37 (26.06%) MS Exchange
2 32 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.63%) Skype for Business
5 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Sage CRM
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 43 (30.28%) Office 365
2 17 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 41 (28.87%) DNS
2 29 (20.42%) DHCP
2 29 (20.42%) VPN
3 28 (19.72%) Firewall
4 22 (15.49%) LAN
4 22 (15.49%) SAN
4 22 (15.49%) WAN
5 10 (7.04%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.63%) Network Security
7 7 (4.93%) VoIP
8 6 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (2.82%) Internet
10 2 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.41%) IMAP
10 2 (1.41%) PBX
10 2 (1.41%) Skype
10 2 (1.41%) WLAN
11 1 (0.70%) NAS
11 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) GIS
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.70%) Maven
2 1 (0.70%) MSI
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (7.75%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.93%) Banking
3 7 (4.93%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.23%) Law
5 2 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (25.35%) Support Engineer
2 26 (18.31%) Analyst
2 26 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (14.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (12.68%) Support Analyst
5 16 (11.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (10.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 14 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 14 (9.86%) IT Support
8 13 (9.15%) IT Engineer
8 13 (9.15%) Technical Engineer
8 13 (9.15%) Technical Support
9 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (7.04%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (7.04%) Technical Support Engineer
11 9 (6.34%) VMware Engineer
12 8 (5.63%) 2nd Line Technical Support
12 8 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) .NET
2 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.52%) XML
3 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.82%) Java EE
3 4 (2.82%) JDBC
3 4 (2.82%) ODBC
3 4 (2.82%) RESTful
4 3 (2.11%) WF
4 3 (2.11%) XSLT
5 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.41%) CSS
5 2 (1.41%) CSS3
5 2 (1.41%) HTML
5 2 (1.41%) HTML5
5 2 (1.41%) jQuery
6 1 (0.70%) ISPF
6 1 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.68%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.04%) Driving Licence
4 9 (6.34%) Fat Client
4 9 (6.34%) Life Science
4 9 (6.34%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.11%) iPad
6 3 (2.11%) PKI
6 3 (2.11%) Replication
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
7 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.70%) PMI
7 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (45.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
5 19 (13.38%) Windows 8
6 16 (11.27%) Windows 10
7 12 (8.45%) Linux
8 10 (7.04%) Mac OS X
8 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.11%) Unix
10 2 (1.41%) AIX
10 2 (1.41%) CentOS
10 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.70%) HPUX
11 1 (0.70%) Solaris
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.31%) ITIL
2 17 (11.97%) Service Management
3 14 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (9.15%) CRM
5 12 (8.45%) Change Management
6 9 (6.34%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.63%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.93%) DevOps
8 7 (4.93%) ERP
8 7 (4.93%) Wealth Management
9 6 (4.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.23%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.52%) Mathematics
10 5 (3.52%) Migration
10 5 (3.52%) MVC
10 5 (3.52%) Presales
10 5 (3.52%) Project Management
11 4 (2.82%) SDLC
11 4 (2.82%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.72%) SQL
2 20 (14.08%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.45%) C#
4 7 (4.93%) Java
5 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.82%) VBScript
7 2 (1.41%) C
8 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.70%) JCL
8 1 (0.70%) Python
8 1 (0.70%) Ruby
8 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (23.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (16.90%) MCSA
3 20 (14.08%) Degree
4 19 (13.38%) MCP
5 18 (12.68%) MCSE
6 11 (7.75%) MCITP
7 9 (6.34%) CCNA
7 9 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (6.34%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (5.63%) A+ Certification
9 7 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.52%) CCA
10 5 (3.52%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (2.82%) Master's Degree
12 2 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) QA
3 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (48.59%) Active Directory
2 40 (28.17%) Hyper-V
3 30 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (10.56%) XenApp
5 8 (5.63%) XenDesktop
6 7 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.41%) vSphere
9 1 (0.70%) Docker
9 1 (0.70%) KVM
9 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.70%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (10.56%) SCOM
2 11 (7.75%) SCCM
2 11 (7.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (6.34%) WSUS
4 4 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.11%) Puppet
6 2 (1.41%) Ansible
6 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.41%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.70%) Nagios
7 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.70%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 84 (59.15%) Microsoft
2 70 (49.30%) VMware
3 44 (30.99%) Citrix
4 31 (21.83%) Cisco
5 16 (11.27%) NetApp
6 14 (9.86%) Symantec
7 11 (7.75%) Apple
7 11 (7.75%) Veeam
8 10 (7.04%) CommVault
8 10 (7.04%) Dell
8 10 (7.04%) EqualLogic
9 6 (4.23%) Sage
10 5 (3.52%) HP
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle
11 4 (2.82%) IBM
12 3 (2.11%) McAfee
13 2 (1.41%) CA
13 2 (1.41%) Facebook
13 2 (1.41%) Mitel
13 2 (1.41%) NETGEAR