Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 61 55
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 359 406 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.93% 4.99% 4.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.16% 20.59% 22.16%
Number of salaries quoted 306 383 307
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.39% +12.86%
10th Percentile £19,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £49,375 £51,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% -10.81% +12.12%

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 1,550 1,972 1,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.30% 24.26% 20.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,281 1,708 1,293
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,500 £22,550
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +25 33 £35,000 - 7
Bolton +20 15 £24,000 -15.79% 6
Wigan +24 14 £42,500 +57.41% 1
Oldham +18 9 £19,000 -57.78%
Rochdale +8 7 - - 1
Salford -9 6 £35,000 - 8
Cheadle +3 4 £35,000 +27.27%
Sale -3 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Altrincham -11 3 £23,500 -29.85% 3
Bury -4 2 £27,750 +11.00% 1
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 358 (99.72%) Windows
2 224 (62.40%) Active Directory
3 208 (57.94%) VMware
4 189 (52.65%) Microsoft
5 167 (46.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 124 (34.54%) Office 365
7 123 (34.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 120 (33.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 110 (30.64%) Hyper-V
10 109 (30.36%) MS Exchange
11 95 (26.46%) Cisco
12 90 (25.07%) ITIL
13 88 (24.51%) Firewall
14 85 (23.68%) DNS
15 76 (21.17%) SQL
16 71 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
17 68 (18.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 67 (18.66%) DHCP
19 63 (17.55%) Microsoft Certification
19 63 (17.55%) Exchange Server 2010
20 62 (17.27%) Windows 7
21 60 (16.71%) Windows 10
22 59 (16.43%) TCP/IP
23 58 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
24 57 (15.88%) SQL Server
24 57 (15.88%) LAN
24 57 (15.88%) Citrix
25 53 (14.76%) Exchange Server 2013
26 52 (14.48%) WAN
27 51 (14.21%) Linux

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
1 109 (30.36%) MS Exchange
2 63 (17.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (14.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 44 (12.26%) SharePoint
5 35 (9.75%) IIS
6 21 (5.85%) Skype for Business
7 11 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.51%) WordPress
10 8 (2.23%) Confluence
10 8 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.84%) Apache
12 3 (0.84%) CMS
12 3 (0.84%) Drupal
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Workfront
2 9 (2.51%) Elite 3E
3 4 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 124 (34.54%) Office 365
2 71 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.79%) IaaS
5 7 (1.95%) GitHub
5 7 (1.95%) PaaS
6 5 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.84%) G Suite
8 3 (0.84%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.84%) SaaS
9 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 88 (24.51%) Firewall
2 85 (23.68%) DNS
3 67 (18.66%) DHCP
4 59 (16.43%) TCP/IP
5 57 (15.88%) LAN
6 52 (14.48%) WAN
7 50 (13.93%) SAN
8 27 (7.52%) Network Security
9 25 (6.96%) VoIP
10 19 (5.29%) Internet
10 19 (5.29%) Skype
11 16 (4.46%) VLAN
12 15 (4.18%) Unified Communications
12 15 (4.18%) VPN
13 14 (3.90%) SSL
14 12 (3.34%) Wireless
15 10 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (2.51%) iSCSI
17 8 (2.23%) VSAN
17 8 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.06%) MySQL
6 8 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.39%) MS Access
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (5.29%) JIRA
2 12 (3.34%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.11%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.84%) Subversion
7 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.28%) Grunt
8 1 (0.28%) gulp
8 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
General
1 33 (9.19%) Finance
2 25 (6.96%) Retail
3 18 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.51%) Games
6 4 (1.11%) Legal
7 3 (0.84%) Law
7 3 (0.84%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Back Office
8 2 (0.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (19.78%) Support Engineer
2 61 (16.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (11.42%) IT Support
4 35 (9.75%) Analyst
4 35 (9.75%) IT Engineer
5 28 (7.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 26 (7.24%) 1st Line Support
7 25 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (6.69%) 1st Line Engineer
9 23 (6.41%) Developer
10 22 (6.13%) Administrator
10 22 (6.13%) IT Support Engineer
10 22 (6.13%) Service Desk Engineer
10 22 (6.13%) VMware Engineer
11 21 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (5.57%) Network Engineer
13 19 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
13 19 (5.29%) IT Manager
13 19 (5.29%) Junior
13 19 (5.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.96%) .NET
2 17 (4.74%) .NET Framework
3 16 (4.46%) Web Services
4 10 (2.79%) HTML
5 9 (2.51%) CSS
6 4 (1.11%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.11%) HTML5
6 4 (1.11%) JSON
7 3 (0.84%) Ajax
7 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.84%) jQuery
7 3 (0.84%) LDAP
7 3 (0.84%) WCF
7 3 (0.84%) WPF
7 3 (0.84%) XML
8 2 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.56%) REST
8 2 (0.56%) SOAP
8 2 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.80%) Driving Licence
2 25 (6.96%) Data Centre
3 22 (6.13%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.34%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.79%) Replication
7 8 (2.23%) Clustering
7 8 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.11%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.11%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.11%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.84%) iPad
10 3 (0.84%) User Experience
10 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.56%) Fintech
11 2 (0.56%) iPhone
12 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 358 (99.72%) Windows
2 167 (46.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 123 (34.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (17.27%) Windows 7
5 60 (16.71%) Windows 10
6 51 (14.21%) Linux
7 14 (3.90%) Mac OS
7 14 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.06%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.95%) CentOS
10 7 (1.95%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.95%) Unix
10 7 (1.95%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.11%) Solaris
12 3 (0.84%) Debian
13 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (25.07%) ITIL
2 68 (18.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (11.70%) DevOps
5 32 (8.91%) Tech Ops
6 31 (8.64%) Service Management
7 30 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (7.80%) Mentoring
9 24 (6.69%) Migration
10 21 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (5.01%) E-Commerce
12 17 (4.74%) CRM
13 16 (4.46%) Problem Management
13 16 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (4.18%) Coaching
15 14 (3.90%) Change Management
15 14 (3.90%) Service Delivery
16 13 (3.62%) Configuration Management
17 12 (3.34%) ERP
17 12 (3.34%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 76 (21.17%) SQL
2 29 (8.08%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.74%) T-SQL
4 16 (4.46%) VBA
5 12 (3.34%) C#
6 9 (2.51%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.23%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.23%) Python
7 8 (2.23%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.11%) C
8 4 (1.11%) Perl
8 4 (1.11%) Ruby
9 3 (0.84%) PHP
9 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.56%) C++
11 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 63 (17.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (12.53%) MCSE
3 44 (12.26%) MCSA
4 39 (10.86%) MCP
5 23 (6.41%) CCNA
5 23 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (6.13%) Degree
7 16 (4.46%) CCNP
8 13 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (3.34%) DBS Check
10 8 (2.23%) MCTS
11 7 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.39%) MCITP
12 5 (1.39%) Security Cleared
12 5 (1.39%) VCP5
13 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.36%) SLA
2 19 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.67%) GDPR
4 4 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.56%) QA
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 224 (62.40%) Active Directory
2 120 (33.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (30.64%) Hyper-V
4 48 (13.37%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (6.96%) vSphere
6 22 (6.13%) XenApp
7 16 (4.46%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.79%) Terminal Services
8 10 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (2.23%) Docker
10 8 (2.23%) Firmware
10 8 (2.23%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.67%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.11%) XenServer
13 3 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (10.58%) SCCM
2 12 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.06%) Puppet
3 11 (3.06%) WSUS
4 9 (2.51%) FortiGate
5 8 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (2.23%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.95%) SCOM
7 6 (1.67%) Ansible
7 6 (1.67%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.67%) vRealize
8 5 (1.39%) SmoothWall
9 4 (1.11%) Consul
9 4 (1.11%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.11%) Packer
9 4 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.11%) Terraform
10 3 (0.84%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 208 (57.94%) VMware
2 189 (52.65%) Microsoft
3 95 (26.46%) Cisco
4 57 (15.88%) Citrix
5 25 (6.96%) Veeam
6 23 (6.41%) HP
7 17 (4.74%) Oracle
7 17 (4.74%) SolarWinds
8 15 (4.18%) SAP
9 14 (3.90%) Atlassian
10 13 (3.62%) Avaya
10 13 (3.62%) Fortinet
10 13 (3.62%) Meraki
11 12 (3.34%) NetApp
12 11 (3.06%) Nimble Storage
13 10 (2.79%) Google
14 9 (2.51%) Dell
14 9 (2.51%) Intapp
14 9 (2.51%) Red Hat
14 9 (2.51%) Reuters