Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 68 79
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 151 173 228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.07% 3.53% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.43% 16.83% 17.16%
Number of salaries quoted 135 139 200
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,250 £22,000
25th Percentile £37,750 £31,125 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £45,813
90th Percentile £60,750 £62,856 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +9.86% +4.41%

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 739 1,028 1,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.91% 20.95% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 650 808 1,061
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £59,219 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,901
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +4 10 £42,500 - 1
Salford +20 8 £30,000 -25.23% 4
Altrincham +1 8 £42,500 +30.77% 5
Oldham +4 4 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Stockport +22 3 £22,500 -25.00%
Wigan - 3 £50,000 -
Bury - 2 £27,500 - 1
Cheadle +7 1 £57,500 +155.56% 1
Sale - 1 £21,000 - 2
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (68.21%) Azure
3 75 (49.67%) Active Directory
4 74 (49.01%) Microsoft
5 62 (41.06%) Microsoft 365
6 61 (40.40%) SQL Server
7 60 (39.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 52 (34.44%) VMware
9 46 (30.46%) AWS
10 44 (29.14%) DevOps
11 40 (26.49%) PowerShell
11 40 (26.49%) SQL
12 33 (21.85%) Linux
12 33 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (20.53%) MS Exchange
13 31 (20.53%) IIS
13 31 (20.53%) Firewall
14 30 (19.87%) DNS
15 29 (19.21%) SaaS
16 28 (18.54%) Cisco
17 26 (17.22%) Hyper-V
18 25 (16.56%) Microsoft Office
19 24 (15.89%) DHCP
19 24 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
21 21 (13.91%) Server Management
22 20 (13.25%) Project Management
23 18 (11.92%) Terraform
24 17 (11.26%) WAN
24 17 (11.26%) C#

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 31 (20.53%) IIS
1 31 (20.53%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.61%) CMS
2 13 (8.61%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.62%) EPiServer
3 10 (6.62%) Kentico
3 10 (6.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (6.62%) Umbraco
3 10 (6.62%) WordPress
4 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.99%) Confluence
6 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (16.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (6.62%) nopCommerce
2 5 (3.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 103 (68.21%) Azure
2 62 (41.06%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (30.46%) AWS
4 29 (19.21%) SaaS
5 14 (9.27%) IaaS
6 11 (7.28%) GCP
7 9 (5.96%) Power Platform
8 8 (5.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.65%) PaaS
10 3 (1.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.53%) Firewall
2 30 (19.87%) DNS
3 24 (15.89%) DHCP
4 17 (11.26%) WAN
5 16 (10.60%) SAN
6 12 (7.95%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (7.95%) VoIP
7 11 (7.28%) LAN
8 9 (5.96%) NAS
9 8 (5.30%) VLAN
9 8 (5.30%) WLAN
10 7 (4.64%) Network Security
10 7 (4.64%) VPN
11 6 (3.97%) FTP
11 6 (3.97%) IPsec
11 6 (3.97%) MPLS
11 6 (3.97%) SSL
12 5 (3.31%) Skype
12 5 (3.31%) Wireless
13 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (40.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.95%) MySQL
3 10 (6.62%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (5.96%) Power BI
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.99%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.99%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.66%) MS Access
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.62%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.65%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.99%) JIRA
5 2 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (8.61%) Electronics
2 10 (6.62%) Finance
2 10 (6.62%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.30%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.64%) Marketing
4 7 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.97%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Games
6 1 (0.66%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (33.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (17.22%) Support Engineer
3 24 (15.89%) IT Engineer
4 19 (12.58%) Azure Engineer
5 18 (11.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (10.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (9.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (9.27%) Developer
8 14 (9.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (8.61%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (8.61%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (7.95%) Senior Developer
10 12 (7.95%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 11 (7.28%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (6.62%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (6.62%) Umbraco Developer
13 9 (5.96%) Cloud Engineer
13 9 (5.96%) Exchange Engineer
13 9 (5.96%) Exchange Support
13 9 (5.96%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.26%) .NET
1 17 (11.26%) .NET Framework
2 15 (9.93%) HTML
3 14 (9.27%) CSS
4 13 (8.61%) ASP.NET
4 13 (8.61%) Entity Framework
4 13 (8.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 13 (8.61%) Web Services
5 10 (6.62%) Sass
6 3 (1.99%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.99%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (1.99%) CSS3
6 3 (1.99%) HTML5
6 3 (1.99%) React
6 3 (1.99%) React Native
6 3 (1.99%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.32%) SOAP
8 1 (0.66%) EDI
8 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.28%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.62%) Clustering
3 10 (6.62%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (6.62%) NHS
3 10 (6.62%) User Experience
4 9 (5.96%) Private Cloud
5 8 (5.30%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.97%) Blog
7 5 (3.31%) iPad
7 5 (3.31%) iPhone
8 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.65%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.32%) FMCG
10 1 (0.66%) Robotics
10 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 151 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (21.85%) Linux
3 23 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (9.93%) Windows 10
4 15 (9.93%) Windows Server 2019
5 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (5.30%) Android
6 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.99%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.66%) SUSE
9 1 (0.66%) Unix
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (39.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 44 (29.14%) DevOps
3 21 (13.91%) Server Management
4 20 (13.25%) Project Management
5 16 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (10.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (9.27%) MVC
7 13 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (8.61%) E-Commerce
7 13 (8.61%) ITIL
7 13 (8.61%) SEO
8 12 (7.95%) Server Building
9 11 (7.28%) Migration
9 11 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (6.62%) Data Privacy
10 10 (6.62%) Front End Development
10 10 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.62%) Requirements Gathering
10 10 (6.62%) Server Virtualisation
10 10 (6.62%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.49%) PowerShell
1 40 (26.49%) SQL
2 17 (11.26%) C#
3 15 (9.93%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.64%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.31%) Python
6 2 (1.32%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.32%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.66%) C
7 1 (0.66%) VBA
7 1 (0.66%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 24 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.27%) MCSE
3 11 (7.28%) MCSA
4 9 (5.96%) MCITP
5 8 (5.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.31%) RHCE
8 4 (2.65%) CCNA
8 4 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.65%) MCP
8 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (2.65%) SSCP
9 3 (1.99%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.32%) CCA
10 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.66%) CISSP
11 1 (0.66%) Degree
11 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.28%) SLA
2 10 (6.62%) WAI
3 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 75 (49.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (17.22%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.93%) vSphere
5 7 (4.64%) Docker
5 7 (4.64%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.97%) VMware NSX
7 5 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (11.92%) Terraform
2 14 (9.27%) SCCM
3 13 (8.61%) Kubernetes
4 12 (7.95%) Ansible
4 12 (7.95%) Failover Clustering
5 11 (7.28%) Puppet
6 6 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.97%) WSUS
7 5 (3.31%) FortiGate
7 5 (3.31%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.99%) DameWare
10 2 (1.32%) Nessus
10 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 74 (49.01%) Microsoft
2 52 (34.44%) VMware
3 28 (18.54%) Cisco
4 13 (8.61%) SAP
4 13 (8.61%) Sophos
5 12 (7.95%) NetApp
6 10 (6.62%) Citrix
6 10 (6.62%) Sitecore
7 9 (5.96%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.64%) Oracle
8 7 (4.64%) Veeam
9 6 (3.97%) EMC
9 6 (3.97%) ZyXEL
10 5 (3.31%) Dell
10 5 (3.31%) HP
10 5 (3.31%) Polycom
10 5 (3.31%) Proofpoint
11 3 (1.99%) LogicMonitor
11 3 (1.99%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.99%) Xamarin