Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 49 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 148 143 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.54% 5.05% 6.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.96% 19.89% 26.38%
Number of salaries quoted 112 100 124
Cheshire median annual salary £32,750 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.17% -7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £55,000 £47,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.67% +7.46%

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 549 719 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.54% 25.42% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 395 530 441
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,275 £48,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -

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 October 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 16 October 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 +5 68 £32,500 +10.17% 12
Crewe +7 11 £50,000 +48.15% 1
Chester +6 10 £37,500 +11.11% 4
Daresbury 0 8 £21,000 +16.67%
Macclesfield +17 7 £31,071 +8.07% 4
Northwich +3 7 £45,000 +42.86% 1
Knutsford +7 6 £29,000 -30.54% 1
Congleton +2 3 £18,000 -40.00%
Wilmslow -22 2 £31,250 +45.35% 1
Nantwich - 2 £21,500 -
Sandbach +5 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Runcorn +2 1 £22,500 -26.23%
Winsford -3 1 £23,000 -14.02% 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (52.70%) Active Directory
3 74 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 68 (45.95%) VMware
5 57 (38.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (35.14%) Office 365
7 43 (29.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 41 (27.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (27.70%) DNS
9 39 (26.35%) SQL Server
10 37 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 36 (24.32%) Citrix
12 35 (23.65%) SAN
12 35 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (22.97%) WAN
13 34 (22.97%) ITIL
14 32 (21.62%) LAN
15 29 (19.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 28 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (18.24%) DHCP
17 27 (18.24%) Linux
18 26 (17.57%) TCP/IP
19 23 (15.54%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (15.54%) VPN
19 23 (15.54%) Cisco
19 23 (15.54%) MCSE
19 23 (15.54%) SQL
19 23 (15.54%) Disaster Recovery
19 23 (15.54%) Finance
20 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Office

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 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 17 (11.49%) MS Exchange
3 14 (9.46%) IIS
4 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.68%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 52 (35.14%) Office 365
2 43 (29.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (15.54%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (14.86%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 41 (27.70%) DNS
2 35 (23.65%) SAN
3 34 (22.97%) WAN
4 32 (21.62%) LAN
5 27 (18.24%) DHCP
6 26 (17.57%) TCP/IP
7 23 (15.54%) VPN
8 18 (12.16%) Network Security
9 15 (10.14%) Firewall
10 10 (6.76%) SSH
11 7 (4.73%) HTTP
11 7 (4.73%) MPLS
12 6 (4.05%) BGP
12 6 (4.05%) EIGRP
12 6 (4.05%) FTP
12 6 (4.05%) SMTP
13 5 (3.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (3.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (3.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (4.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.35%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.68%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) WiX
General
1 23 (15.54%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.73%) Retail
4 4 (2.70%) Banking
4 4 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Law
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 26 (17.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 21 (14.19%) Analyst
3 21 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (12.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (11.49%) IT Engineer
6 15 (10.14%) IT Support
7 14 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (8.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 13 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (8.11%) Architect
9 12 (8.11%) Technical Architect
10 11 (7.43%) Security Engineer
10 11 (7.43%) Support Analyst
11 10 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (6.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (6.76%) Technical Engineer
12 9 (6.08%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 9 (6.08%) IT Analyst
12 9 (6.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) HTML
2 3 (2.03%) .NET
2 3 (2.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.68%) Ajax
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.68%) COM
4 1 (0.68%) CSS
4 1 (0.68%) Middleware
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
4 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.78%) Clustering
1 13 (8.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.03%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.35%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (38.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (27.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (18.24%) Linux
5 12 (8.11%) Windows 10
5 12 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.73%) CentOS
7 6 (4.05%) SUSE
7 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.38%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.70%) Android
9 4 (2.70%) Unix
10 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.35%) AIX
12 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) ITIL
2 29 (19.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (15.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (12.16%) Project Management
5 14 (9.46%) Service Delivery
6 13 (8.78%) Break/Fix
6 13 (8.78%) Customer Requirements
6 13 (8.78%) High Availability
6 13 (8.78%) Presales
7 12 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (8.11%) Programme Management
7 12 (8.11%) Server Virtualisation
7 12 (8.11%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 11 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (6.76%) Service Management
10 9 (6.08%) Security Operations
11 8 (5.41%) Problem Management
12 7 (4.73%) Data Protection
12 7 (4.73%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.54%) SQL
2 12 (8.11%) Python
3 9 (6.08%) Perl
3 9 (6.08%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.35%) C#
5 2 (1.35%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (15.54%) MCSE
3 13 (8.78%) MCP
3 13 (8.78%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.08%) CCNA
4 9 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.73%) Degree
6 3 (2.03%) MCITP
6 3 (2.03%) MCSA
7 2 (1.35%) CCNP
7 2 (1.35%) CISSP
8 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) SLA
2 9 (6.08%) GDPR
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.03%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 78 (52.70%) Active Directory
2 37 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 35 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (7.43%) XenApp
4 11 (7.43%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.73%) vSphere
6 5 (3.38%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.38%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.03%) KVM
7 3 (2.03%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.03%) Xen
8 2 (1.35%) Docker
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (6.76%) AirWatch
3 5 (3.38%) Foglight
4 3 (2.03%) Ansible
4 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.03%) Puppet
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.68%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.68%) SCCM
5 1 (0.68%) Terraform
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 68 (45.95%) VMware
3 36 (24.32%) Citrix
4 23 (15.54%) Cisco
5 9 (6.08%) Blue Coat
5 9 (6.08%) McAfee
5 9 (6.08%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.08%) SolarWinds
5 9 (6.08%) Splunk
6 7 (4.73%) CyberArk
6 7 (4.73%) NetApp
6 7 (4.73%) Varonis
7 6 (4.05%) HP
7 6 (4.05%) Nimble Storage
7 6 (4.05%) Oracle
8 5 (3.38%) Brocade
8 5 (3.38%) CommVault
8 5 (3.38%) NetIQ
8 5 (3.38%) TippingPoint
8 5 (3.38%) Veeam