Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Manchester
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 58 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 355 391 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.88% 5.05% 4.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.67% 21.38% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 308 367 338
Manchester median annual salary £35,078 £30,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.93% -24.05% +16.18%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £53,125
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +14.75% -15.28% +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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,638 1,829 1,579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.50% 23.62% 21.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,370 1,582 1,407
Manchester median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,725 £23,275 £23,650
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
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 Manchester

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server in Manchester.

Salary trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 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
Stockport +21 26 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Wigan +9 17 £36,000 +38.46% 1
Bolton +23 16 £24,000 -20.00% 3
Salford -10 10 £35,000 +25.00% 4
Oldham +10 7 £19,000 -48.90% 2
Rochdale +10 6 - -
Cheadle +6 3 £35,000 +7.69%
Sale -10 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Altrincham -12 3 £23,500 -39.35%
Bury -7 2 £27,750 +11.00% 3
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 15 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 354 (99.72%) Windows
2 220 (61.97%) VMware
3 213 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 175 (49.30%) Microsoft
5 169 (47.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 129 (36.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 123 (34.65%) Office 365
8 122 (34.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 114 (32.11%) MS Exchange
10 98 (27.61%) Hyper-V
11 94 (26.48%) DNS
12 92 (25.92%) Cisco
13 87 (24.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 85 (23.94%) Firewall
15 80 (22.54%) DHCP
16 72 (20.28%) ITIL
17 70 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
18 66 (18.59%) Windows 10
19 63 (17.75%) Windows 7
20 61 (17.18%) Exchange Server 2010
21 60 (16.90%) SQL
22 59 (16.62%) Linux
23 56 (15.77%) SAN
24 55 (15.49%) Citrix
25 53 (14.93%) TCP/IP
25 53 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2013
26 50 (14.08%) SharePoint
27 49 (13.80%) VMware ESXi
27 49 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
28 44 (12.39%) LAN

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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
1 114 (32.11%) MS Exchange
2 61 (17.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (14.08%) SharePoint
5 35 (9.86%) IIS
6 21 (5.92%) Skype for Business
7 11 (3.10%) Confluence
8 10 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.69%) Apache
11 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.13%) WordPress
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.28%) CMS
14 1 (0.28%) Drupal
14 1 (0.28%) JBoss
14 1 (0.28%) nginx
14 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (12.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.56%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.28%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 123 (34.65%) Office 365
2 70 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.54%) GitHub
5 6 (1.69%) IaaS
6 5 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.13%) PaaS
8 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.85%) G Suite
8 3 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.85%) SaaS
9 2 (0.56%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 94 (26.48%) DNS
2 85 (23.94%) Firewall
3 80 (22.54%) DHCP
4 56 (15.77%) SAN
5 53 (14.93%) TCP/IP
6 44 (12.39%) LAN
7 39 (10.99%) WAN
8 26 (7.32%) VoIP
9 23 (6.48%) Network Security
10 18 (5.07%) Skype
11 17 (4.79%) Internet
12 15 (4.23%) Unified Communications
13 13 (3.66%) SSL
13 13 (3.66%) VLAN
13 13 (3.66%) VPN
14 12 (3.38%) Wireless
15 9 (2.54%) iSCSI
15 9 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (1.97%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.07%) MySQL
3 12 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.54%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.41%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.56%) MS Access
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.66%) JIRA
3 10 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.54%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.25%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.85%) Subversion
7 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.28%) Grunt
9 1 (0.28%) gulp
9 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.28%) Selenium
9 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (6.20%) Finance
2 18 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.79%) Retail
4 11 (3.10%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.13%) Games
6 3 (0.85%) Law
6 3 (0.85%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Marketing
7 2 (0.56%) Back Office
7 2 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (23.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (21.69%) Support Engineer
3 45 (12.68%) IT Support
4 36 (10.14%) IT Engineer
5 33 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (8.45%) Analyst
7 27 (7.61%) VMware Engineer
8 26 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (6.76%) IT Manager
9 24 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 23 (6.48%) 1st Line Support
10 23 (6.48%) Infrastructure Support
10 23 (6.48%) Service Desk Engineer
11 22 (6.20%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 21 (5.92%) Server Engineer
13 20 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (5.35%) Exchange Support
14 19 (5.35%) Service Analyst
15 18 (5.07%) 1st Line Engineer
15 18 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.92%) .NET
2 20 (5.63%) Web Services
3 14 (3.94%) HTML
4 11 (3.10%) CSS
5 7 (1.97%) Ajax
5 7 (1.97%) jQuery
5 7 (1.97%) XML
6 6 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.41%) JSON
8 4 (1.13%) 802.1X
8 4 (1.13%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.13%) HTML5
9 3 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.85%) LDAP
9 3 (0.85%) REST
9 3 (0.85%) SOAP
9 3 (0.85%) WCF
9 3 (0.85%) WPF
10 2 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.73%) Data Centre
3 29 (8.17%) Driving Licence
4 22 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.10%) Clustering
5 11 (3.10%) Replication
6 10 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.41%) User Experience
10 4 (1.13%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.13%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.13%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.56%) Fintech
12 2 (0.56%) Handset
12 2 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 354 (99.72%) Windows
2 169 (47.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 129 (36.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (18.59%) Windows 10
5 63 (17.75%) Windows 7
6 59 (16.62%) Linux
7 26 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (3.94%) Mac OS
10 11 (3.10%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.25%) CentOS
12 7 (1.97%) Unix
13 6 (1.69%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.13%) Android
14 4 (1.13%) Debian
15 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.85%) Solaris
16 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.28%) AIX
17 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (24.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 72 (20.28%) ITIL
3 49 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (10.99%) Mentoring
5 38 (10.70%) DevOps
6 31 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (8.73%) Tech Ops
7 30 (8.45%) Service Management
8 28 (7.89%) Coaching
9 24 (6.76%) Migration
10 23 (6.48%) Change Management
11 16 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (4.51%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (4.23%) Problem Management
13 13 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (3.66%) Server Management
14 12 (3.38%) Analytics
14 12 (3.38%) Test Automation
15 11 (3.10%) E-Commerce
15 11 (3.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.90%) SQL
2 22 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.79%) C#
4 13 (3.66%) Bash Shell
5 12 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.54%) PHP
7 8 (2.25%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.97%) Python
8 7 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.69%) Perl
10 5 (1.41%) C
11 4 (1.13%) Ruby
12 3 (0.85%) C++
13 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.56%) VBA
14 1 (0.28%) Java
14 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.76%) MCP
3 21 (5.92%) Degree
3 21 (5.92%) MCSA
3 21 (5.92%) MCSE
4 19 (5.35%) CCNA
4 19 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (3.66%) CCNP
6 13 (3.66%) DBS Check
7 12 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.25%) MCTS
9 7 (1.97%) CCIE
10 5 (1.41%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.41%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.41%) VCP5
11 4 (1.13%) MCITP
11 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.76%) SLA
2 21 (5.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.69%) GDPR
3 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.85%) QA
5 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 213 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 122 (34.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (27.61%) Hyper-V
4 49 (13.80%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (7.32%) vSphere
6 24 (6.76%) XenApp
7 16 (4.51%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (2.54%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.97%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.69%) Docker
11 6 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.69%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.13%) XenServer
13 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.28%) Firmware
15 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.28%) vCloud
15 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (11.55%) SCCM
2 14 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.66%) Puppet
4 11 (3.10%) WSUS
5 7 (1.97%) Nagios
6 6 (1.69%) vRealize
7 5 (1.41%) Ansible
7 5 (1.41%) SCOM
7 5 (1.41%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.41%) SmoothWall
7 5 (1.41%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.13%) cPanel
8 4 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.85%) Consul
9 3 (0.85%) DameWare
9 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.85%) Packer
9 3 (0.85%) Terraform
10 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 220 (61.97%) VMware
2 175 (49.30%) Microsoft
3 92 (25.92%) Cisco
4 55 (15.49%) Citrix
5 37 (10.42%) HP
6 25 (7.04%) Veeam
7 22 (6.20%) NetApp
8 19 (5.35%) Dell
8 19 (5.35%) Red Hat
9 18 (5.07%) Atlassian
10 16 (4.51%) Avaya
11 11 (3.10%) Google
11 11 (3.10%) Nimble Storage
11 11 (3.10%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.82%) EMC
12 10 (2.82%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.97%) IBM
13 7 (1.97%) Oracle
14 6 (1.69%) Aruba
14 6 (1.69%) Meraki