Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 91 85
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 -22
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 131 169 253
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.14% 3.05% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.41% 14.02% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 150 154 235
Median annual salary £45,000 £39,837 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.96% +10.66% +18.03%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,075 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,300 £63,482 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% +11.11%

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 612 1,205 1,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.35% 21.72% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 532 975 1,347
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,200 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% +5.00%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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
Bolton +17 10 £44,250 +18.00% 3
Salford +18 7 £30,000 -25.47% 4
Rochdale - 7 £45,000 -
Oldham +6 4 £32,500 - 4
Stockport +28 2 £24,000 -31.43% 3
Sale - 1 £21,000 - 1
Bury - 1 - -
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (59.54%) Azure
3 63 (48.09%) Active Directory
4 57 (43.51%) SQL Server
5 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
5 52 (39.69%) VMware
6 40 (30.53%) Office 365
6 40 (30.53%) DevOps
7 38 (29.01%) DNS
8 37 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 36 (27.48%) Firewall
10 34 (25.95%) Cisco
10 34 (25.95%) Linux
11 31 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (22.90%) AWS
12 30 (22.90%) Hyper-V
13 29 (22.14%) DHCP
14 28 (21.37%) MS Exchange
15 27 (20.61%) IIS
15 27 (20.61%) SQL
15 27 (20.61%) PowerShell
16 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
17 24 (18.32%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (16.79%) WAN
19 21 (16.03%) Windows 10
20 20 (15.27%) Project Management
21 18 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
21 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
22 17 (12.98%) LAN
22 17 (12.98%) Citrix

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 28 (21.37%) MS Exchange
2 27 (20.61%) IIS
3 10 (7.63%) CMS
3 10 (7.63%) EPiServer
3 10 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.63%) Kentico
3 10 (7.63%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (7.63%) Umbraco
3 10 (7.63%) WordPress
4 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.05%) Confluence
5 4 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.63%) nopCommerce
2 5 (3.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.53%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.76%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 78 (59.54%) Azure
2 40 (30.53%) Office 365
3 30 (22.90%) AWS
4 13 (9.92%) SaaS
5 11 (8.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (6.87%) IaaS
7 8 (6.11%) GCP
8 7 (5.34%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.29%) GitHub
9 3 (2.29%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.53%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.76%) PaaS
11 1 (0.76%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (29.01%) DNS
2 36 (27.48%) Firewall
3 29 (22.14%) DHCP
4 22 (16.79%) WAN
5 17 (12.98%) LAN
6 15 (11.45%) VoIP
7 11 (8.40%) Network Security
7 11 (8.40%) Unified Communications
8 10 (7.63%) VPN
9 9 (6.87%) SAN
10 8 (6.11%) SSL
10 8 (6.11%) TCP/IP
10 8 (6.11%) VLAN
11 7 (5.34%) FTP
11 7 (5.34%) IPsec
11 7 (5.34%) WLAN
12 6 (4.58%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (3.82%) MPLS
14 2 (1.53%) BGP
14 2 (1.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (43.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.87%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.82%) Power BI
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.05%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.53%) MySQL
7 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.76%) MS Access
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.63%) Bitbucket
3 6 (4.58%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.05%) JIRA
5 2 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.76%) Selenium
6 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.40%) Electronics
1 11 (8.40%) Public Sector
2 8 (6.11%) Finance
3 6 (4.58%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.05%) Marketing
6 3 (2.29%) Retail
7 2 (1.53%) Games
7 2 (1.53%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (25.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (19.85%) IT Engineer
3 17 (12.98%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.92%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Developer
6 11 (8.40%) Network Engineer
7 10 (7.63%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (7.63%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (7.63%) Senior Developer
7 10 (7.63%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 10 (7.63%) Umbraco Developer
8 9 (6.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.34%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) IT Support
10 7 (5.34%) Systems Support
11 6 (4.58%) Analyst
11 6 (4.58%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.92%) .NET
1 13 (9.92%) Web Services
2 12 (9.16%) .NET Framework
2 12 (9.16%) CSS
3 11 (8.40%) HTML
4 10 (7.63%) ASP.NET
4 10 (7.63%) Entity Framework
4 10 (7.63%) Sass
4 10 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.53%) EDI
5 2 (1.53%) SOAP
6 1 (0.76%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.76%) COM
6 1 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.76%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.76%) Velocity
6 1 (0.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (7.63%) NHS
2 10 (7.63%) User Experience
3 8 (6.11%) Clustering
4 7 (5.34%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.58%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.58%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.29%) Blog
6 3 (2.29%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.53%) FMCG
7 2 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.76%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 131 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (25.95%) Linux
3 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (16.03%) Windows 10
5 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.29%) Unix
10 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.76%) SUSE
11 1 (0.76%) VMS
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.53%) DevOps
2 37 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (15.27%) Project Management
4 18 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (12.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (11.45%) ITIL
7 13 (9.92%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.16%) MVC
9 11 (8.40%) Requirements Gathering
10 10 (7.63%) Data Privacy
10 10 (7.63%) Front End Development
10 10 (7.63%) Migration
10 10 (7.63%) SEO
11 9 (6.87%) Storage Management
12 8 (6.11%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (6.11%) ERP
12 8 (6.11%) Open Source
12 8 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (6.11%) Server Management
12 8 (6.11%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.61%) PowerShell
1 27 (20.61%) SQL
2 13 (9.92%) C#
2 13 (9.92%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.11%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.34%) Python
5 5 (3.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.53%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.53%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) VB
7 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (18.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.16%) MCSA
2 12 (9.16%) MCSE
3 10 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.87%) CCNA
4 9 (6.87%) MCP
4 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 9 (6.87%) SSCP
5 7 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (5.34%) MCITP
6 5 (3.82%) RHCE
6 5 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.76%) CCNP
7 1 (0.76%) CISSP
7 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) WAI
2 8 (6.11%) SLA
3 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.29%) GDPR
5 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (48.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (22.90%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.11%) Docker
4 8 (6.11%) vSphere
5 6 (4.58%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.29%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.53%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.53%) XenApp
9 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (12.98%) Kubernetes
2 15 (11.45%) Terraform
3 11 (8.40%) Ansible
4 10 (7.63%) Puppet
5 7 (5.34%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (5.34%) WSUS
6 5 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.82%) SCCM
7 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.29%) DameWare
9 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.76%) Nagios
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.76%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.76%) vRealize
10 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
1 52 (39.69%) VMware
2 34 (25.95%) Cisco
3 17 (12.98%) Citrix
4 11 (8.40%) SAP
4 11 (8.40%) Sophos
5 10 (7.63%) Oracle
5 10 (7.63%) Sitecore
6 9 (6.87%) NetApp
6 9 (6.87%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.11%) Veeam
8 7 (5.34%) ZyXEL
9 6 (4.58%) EMC
10 4 (3.05%) Dell
10 4 (3.05%) Nimble Storage
11 3 (2.29%) Avaya
12 2 (1.53%) Draytek
12 2 (1.53%) Juniper
12 2 (1.53%) Meraki
12 2 (1.53%) Wyse