Period
to 28 September 2020

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

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Manchester
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 74 59
Rank change year-on-year -12 -15 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 73 244 359
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.85% 3.73% 4.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.78% 18.47% 21.82%
Number of salaries quoted 81 230 312
Median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +23.29% +4.29% +8.53%

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 435 1,321 1,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.97% 20.17% 22.49%
Number of salaries quoted 366 999 1,382
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £69,375 £68,947 £65,000
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in Manchester

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Manchester over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

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 28 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
Rochdale +9 7 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Stockport +25 4 £24,000 -32.39%
Salford +27 3 £25,000 -16.67% 2
Altrincham +13 3 £35,000 +40.00%
Bolton +17 2 £56,750 +68.15%
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (61.64%) VMware
3 36 (49.32%) Active Directory
4 35 (47.95%) Azure
5 30 (41.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
6 28 (38.36%) Hyper-V
7 26 (35.62%) Linux
8 25 (34.25%) PowerShell
8 25 (34.25%) Office 365
9 21 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
10 20 (27.40%) DNS
10 20 (27.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (26.03%) DHCP
11 19 (26.03%) AWS
12 18 (24.66%) SQL
13 17 (23.29%) Citrix
14 16 (21.92%) Cisco
15 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
16 14 (19.18%) LAN
16 14 (19.18%) Python
16 14 (19.18%) Firewall
16 14 (19.18%) Puppet
17 13 (17.81%) Bash Shell
17 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (17.81%) MCSE
17 13 (17.81%) WAN
18 12 (16.44%) MCSA
18 12 (16.44%) Ansible

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 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.22%) IIS
3 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.11%) Apache
4 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.37%) Confluence
6 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (47.95%) Azure
2 25 (34.25%) Office 365
3 19 (26.03%) AWS
4 10 (13.70%) GCP
5 7 (9.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (5.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (4.11%) OneDrive
7 3 (4.11%) Power Automate
7 3 (4.11%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.74%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.74%) AWS CodeBuild
8 2 (2.74%) AWS CodePipeline
8 2 (2.74%) GitHub
8 2 (2.74%) IaaS
8 2 (2.74%) PowerApps
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.40%) DNS
2 19 (26.03%) DHCP
3 14 (19.18%) Firewall
3 14 (19.18%) LAN
4 13 (17.81%) WAN
5 9 (12.33%) VoIP
6 8 (10.96%) SAN
6 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
7 7 (9.59%) Network Security
7 7 (9.59%) Unified Communications
8 6 (8.22%) VPN
9 4 (5.48%) VLAN
10 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.74%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (2.74%) MPLS
10 2 (2.74%) Skype
10 2 (2.74%) Telepresence
10 2 (2.74%) WebEx
10 2 (2.74%) WLAN
11 1 (1.37%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.48%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.11%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.11%) MySQL
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.74%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.74%) Redis
6 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.37%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
3 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.59%) Public Sector
2 5 (6.85%) Law
3 4 (5.48%) Finance
4 3 (4.11%) Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Billing
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Games
6 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) IT Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (8.22%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.11%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.11%) XML
3 2 (2.74%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.74%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.37%) COM
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.37%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Private Cloud
2 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.74%) Life Science
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.37%) Handset
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (35.62%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (12.33%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.48%) Unix
9 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (12.33%) ITIL
3 6 (8.22%) DevOps
3 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
3 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.85%) Change Management
4 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.85%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.11%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.11%) Line Management
6 3 (4.11%) Project Management
6 3 (4.11%) Server Management
6 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.11%) Service Management
7 2 (2.74%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.74%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) PowerShell
2 18 (24.66%) SQL
3 14 (19.18%) Python
4 13 (17.81%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.48%) C#
6 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.11%) XQuery
7 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (17.81%) MCSE
3 12 (16.44%) MCSA
3 12 (16.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (13.70%) RHCE
5 6 (8.22%) CCNA
5 6 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.85%) MCP
7 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (5.48%) SSCP
8 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.37%) Degree
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) GDPR
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (49.32%) Active Directory
2 30 (41.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (38.36%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.22%) Docker
5 4 (5.48%) XenApp
6 3 (4.11%) VMware NSX
6 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.74%) vCloud
7 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) Puppet
2 12 (16.44%) Ansible
3 11 (15.07%) Terraform
4 6 (8.22%) Kubernetes
5 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.74%) Nagios
6 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.74%) SCCM
7 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.37%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.37%) SCOM
7 1 (1.37%) WSUS
7 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) VMware
2 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.29%) Citrix
4 16 (21.92%) Cisco
5 10 (13.70%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.85%) NetApp
6 5 (6.85%) Veeam
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle
7 4 (5.48%) SAP
7 4 (5.48%) Sophos
8 3 (4.11%) Dell
8 3 (4.11%) IBM
9 2 (2.74%) Avaya
9 2 (2.74%) Draytek
9 2 (2.74%) EMC
9 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.74%) HP
9 2 (2.74%) Huawei
9 2 (2.74%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (2.74%) SonicWALL