Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 37 48
Rank change year-on-year -37 +11 -15
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 123 129 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.68% 6.03% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.75% 25.96% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 83 120 128
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £52,250 £42,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -

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 834 497 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.94% 23.22% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 570 389 617
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,700 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £49,200 £53,750
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 0 36 £33,000 +3.13% 11
Wilmslow +19 26 £22,500 +4.65% 1
Crewe -5 14 £32,500 -5.80% 3
Knutsford -36 13 £47,500 - 2
Chester -18 10 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Macclesfield -5 5 £25,000 -5.66% 2
Sandbach -1 3 - -
Runcorn -6 1 £30,500 -16.44%
Daresbury - 1 £19,000 -
Middlewich - 1 £22,000 - 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (59.35%) VMware
3 59 (47.97%) Microsoft
3 59 (47.97%) Active Directory
4 49 (39.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (34.96%) Citrix
6 41 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 38 (30.89%) Office 365
8 35 (28.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (27.64%) DNS
9 34 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (26.02%) Firewall
11 31 (25.20%) MS Exchange
12 29 (23.58%) Cisco
13 28 (22.76%) VPN
14 27 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
15 26 (21.14%) SQL Server
15 26 (21.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (20.33%) SQL
17 23 (18.70%) SAN
18 22 (17.89%) WAN
18 22 (17.89%) LAN
18 22 (17.89%) PowerShell
19 21 (17.07%) DHCP
20 19 (15.45%) XenApp
21 18 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
21 18 (14.63%) Finance
21 18 (14.63%) MCSA
21 18 (14.63%) ITIL
22 17 (13.82%) MCSE

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 31 (25.20%) MS Exchange
2 27 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.76%) Skype for Business
5 10 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
7 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (30.89%) Office 365
2 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.81%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (27.64%) DNS
2 32 (26.02%) Firewall
3 28 (22.76%) VPN
4 23 (18.70%) SAN
5 22 (17.89%) LAN
5 22 (17.89%) WAN
6 21 (17.07%) DHCP
7 8 (6.50%) Network Security
8 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.07%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (4.07%) VoIP
10 4 (3.25%) VLAN
11 3 (2.44%) IMAP
12 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.63%) PBX
12 2 (1.63%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.81%) SMS
13 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) GIS
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) MSI
General
1 18 (14.63%) Finance
2 5 (4.07%) Advertising
2 5 (4.07%) Banking
2 5 (4.07%) Investment Banking
2 5 (4.07%) Law
3 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (30.08%) Support Engineer
2 22 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (15.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 16 (13.01%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (11.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 14 (11.38%) Analyst
6 13 (10.57%) IT Support
7 12 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (9.76%) Technical Engineer
8 10 (8.13%) IT Engineer
8 10 (8.13%) Support Analyst
9 9 (7.32%) Technical Support
9 9 (7.32%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) Applications Support
10 8 (6.50%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (5.69%) Cisco Administrator
11 7 (5.69%) Cisco Network Administrator
11 7 (5.69%) Senior Cisco Administrator
11 7 (5.69%) Senior Network Administrator
11 7 (5.69%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) .NET
2 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.07%) CSS
3 5 (4.07%) HTML
4 4 (3.25%) XML
5 3 (2.44%) jQuery
6 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.63%) CSS3
6 2 (1.63%) HTML5
6 2 (1.63%) WF
6 2 (1.63%) XSLT
7 1 (0.81%) Flash
7 1 (0.81%) ISPF
7 1 (0.81%) Java EE
7 1 (0.81%) JDBC
7 1 (0.81%) Middleware
7 1 (0.81%) ODBC
7 1 (0.81%) RESTful
7 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.76%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.07%) PKI
3 5 (4.07%) Replication
4 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.44%) Life Science
4 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.63%) Clustering
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) iSeries
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (39.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (28.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (12.20%) Windows 7
5 12 (9.76%) Windows 10
6 11 (8.94%) Linux
6 11 (8.94%) Windows 8
6 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.50%) Mac OS X
8 7 (5.69%) Unix
9 6 (4.88%) AIX
10 5 (4.07%) HPUX
10 5 (4.07%) Solaris
11 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.81%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.63%) ITIL
2 13 (10.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (7.32%) Service Management
4 7 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.69%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.07%) ERP
6 5 (4.07%) MVC
6 5 (4.07%) Presales
6 5 (4.07%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.07%) Wealth Management
7 4 (3.25%) Change Management
7 4 (3.25%) CRM
7 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.25%) Project Management
7 4 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.44%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.44%) Server Building
8 3 (2.44%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.33%) SQL
2 22 (17.89%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.13%) C#
4 7 (5.69%) Java
4 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.44%) PHP
5 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.44%) VBScript
6 1 (0.81%) JCL
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.81%) VB
6 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (21.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (14.63%) MCSA
3 17 (13.82%) MCSE
4 12 (9.76%) CCNA
4 12 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (9.76%) MCP
5 10 (8.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (7.32%) MCITP
7 7 (5.69%) Degree
8 4 (3.25%) CCA
8 4 (3.25%) CCNP
8 4 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.63%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.63%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (47.97%) Active Directory
2 41 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 34 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (15.45%) XenApp
5 8 (6.50%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.44%) vSphere
8 2 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) SCOM
3 6 (4.88%) WSUS
4 4 (3.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.63%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (59.35%) VMware
2 59 (47.97%) Microsoft
3 43 (34.96%) Citrix
4 29 (23.58%) Cisco
5 13 (10.57%) IBM
6 12 (9.76%) Veeam
7 10 (8.13%) Oracle
8 9 (7.32%) Apple
9 7 (5.69%) Dell
9 7 (5.69%) HP
9 7 (5.69%) NetApp
10 5 (4.07%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.25%) Symantec
12 3 (2.44%) CommVault
12 3 (2.44%) EqualLogic
12 3 (2.44%) McAfee
12 3 (2.44%) Mitel
13 2 (1.63%) Avaya
13 2 (1.63%) Facebook
13 2 (1.63%) Remedy