Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 80 80
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 242 100 217
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.24% 3.49% 3.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.41% 19.46% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 205 92 196
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,950 £23,625
25th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £28,946
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £45,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.89% +16.88% +6.94%
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £50,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,225 £62,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% +10.29%

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 1,080 514 1,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.94% 17.96% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 853 452 1,094
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,300 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,000 £36,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +15.29% -1.16%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £66,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Altrincham +9 12 £35,000 - 2
Bolton -3 11 £27,500 -40.22% 6
Bury +9 7 £27,500 - 2
Stockport -3 3 £26,250 +9.38% 7
Cheadle - 2 £22,500 - 5
Salford -10 1 - - 3
Windows Server
North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 239 (98.76%) Windows
2 165 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 142 (58.68%) Active Directory
4 139 (57.44%) Azure
5 128 (52.89%) Microsoft 365
6 120 (49.59%) VMware
7 96 (39.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 77 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 69 (28.51%) PowerShell
10 58 (23.97%) Firewall
11 53 (21.90%) Linux
12 51 (21.07%) DHCP
12 51 (21.07%) DNS
12 51 (21.07%) AWS
13 50 (20.66%) Windows 10
13 50 (20.66%) Social Skills
14 48 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
15 47 (19.42%) MS Exchange
16 41 (16.94%) ITIL
17 39 (16.12%) SQL Server
18 38 (15.70%) Security Cleared
18 38 (15.70%) SCCM
18 38 (15.70%) Hyper-V
19 37 (15.29%) IaaS
19 37 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
20 35 (14.46%) SQL
20 35 (14.46%) LAN
20 35 (14.46%) WAN
20 35 (14.46%) Change Management
21 33 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012

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 47 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 30 (12.40%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.72%) IIS
4 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.24%) Confluence
5 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.24%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.41%) Apache
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 139 (57.44%) Azure
2 128 (52.89%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (21.07%) AWS
4 37 (15.29%) IaaS
5 25 (10.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (10.33%) PaaS
6 23 (9.50%) GCP
7 12 (4.96%) SaaS
8 11 (4.55%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.89%) GitHub
10 6 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (2.07%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.65%) Mimecast
12 4 (1.65%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.83%) Amazon EKS
14 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 58 (23.97%) Firewall
2 51 (21.07%) DHCP
2 51 (21.07%) DNS
3 35 (14.46%) LAN
3 35 (14.46%) WAN
4 31 (12.81%) Remote Desktop
5 26 (10.74%) Wi-Fi
6 25 (10.33%) Network Security
6 25 (10.33%) VPN
7 22 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 20 (8.26%) VoIP
9 19 (7.85%) SAN
10 16 (6.61%) VLAN
11 12 (4.96%) IP Telephony
12 10 (4.13%) Unified Communications
12 10 (4.13%) Wireless
13 9 (3.72%) MPLS
14 3 (1.24%) Internet
14 3 (1.24%) IPv4
14 3 (1.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.61%) MySQL
3 5 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.65%) DTS
4 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.24%) Power BI
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.41%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 11 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (2.89%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.24%) JIRA
4 3 (1.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.41%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.41%) GitLab
5 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (20.66%) Social Skills
2 25 (10.33%) Public Sector
3 17 (7.02%) Finance
4 11 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.31%) Retail
6 7 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.07%) Automotive
7 5 (2.07%) Law
7 5 (2.07%) Legal
8 4 (1.65%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.24%) Local Government
9 3 (1.24%) Marketing
10 2 (0.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (0.83%) Publishing
11 1 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 71 (29.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (16.53%) IT Engineer
3 32 (13.22%) Support Engineer
4 31 (12.81%) IT Support
5 28 (11.57%) Azure Engineer
6 21 (8.68%) IT Support Engineer
6 21 (8.68%) IT Technician
7 18 (7.44%) Analyst
8 14 (5.79%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) Help Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.37%) IT Analyst
9 13 (5.37%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.96%) Consultant
10 12 (4.96%) Help Desk Technician
10 12 (4.96%) IT Manager
10 12 (4.96%) Server Engineer
11 10 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.31%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.85%) LDAP
2 10 (4.13%) ARM Templates
3 4 (1.65%) OAuth
3 4 (1.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) EDI
4 1 (0.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.40%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.09%) Clustering
3 20 (8.26%) Driving Licence
3 20 (8.26%) Public Cloud
4 16 (6.61%) PKI
5 15 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (5.79%) Private Cloud
7 10 (4.13%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (4.13%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (3.72%) Replication
9 6 (2.48%) iPhone
9 6 (2.48%) User Experience
10 5 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (2.07%) Fat Client
10 5 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.07%) Life Science
10 5 (2.07%) NHS
10 5 (2.07%) Renewable Energy
10 5 (2.07%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 239 (98.76%) Windows
2 53 (21.90%) Linux
3 50 (20.66%) Windows 10
4 33 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (13.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (7.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (2.89%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.89%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.07%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.07%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.65%) Android
10 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.24%) CentOS
11 3 (1.24%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.83%) Unix
13 1 (0.41%) HPUX
13 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (16.94%) ITIL
3 35 (14.46%) Change Management
4 29 (11.98%) Asset Management
5 28 (11.57%) DevOps
6 25 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (9.92%) Migration
8 22 (9.09%) Change Control
9 17 (7.02%) Configuration Management
9 17 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (6.61%) Network Load Balancing
11 14 (5.79%) Project Management
12 13 (5.37%) Business Continuity
12 13 (5.37%) Load Balancing
13 12 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (4.96%) Presales
14 11 (4.55%) Problem Management
14 11 (4.55%) Service Management
14 11 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 69 (28.51%) PowerShell
2 35 (14.46%) SQL
3 13 (5.37%) Bash Shell
3 13 (5.37%) Python
4 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.83%) C#
5 2 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (15.70%) Security Cleared
3 26 (10.74%) SC Cleared
4 22 (9.09%) MCSA
5 16 (6.61%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (6.61%) MCTS
6 10 (4.13%) MCSE
7 9 (3.72%) Degree
8 5 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.24%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.83%) CISSP
10 2 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.83%) MCP
10 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.83%) RHCE
11 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.26%) SLA
2 8 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (2.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 7 (2.89%) GDPR
4 6 (2.48%) ISO 22301
4 6 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 142 (58.68%) Active Directory
2 96 (39.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (15.70%) Hyper-V
4 24 (9.92%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (4.13%) VMware NSX
6 10 (4.13%) vSphere
7 9 (3.72%) Docker
8 5 (2.07%) XenApp
9 3 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.83%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.41%) Firmware
11 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (15.70%) SCCM
2 29 (11.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (8.68%) Terraform
4 11 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
4 11 (4.55%) Puppet
5 10 (4.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 10 (4.13%) Ansible
6 8 (3.31%) WSUS
7 7 (2.89%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.07%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.07%) SCOM
9 3 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.24%) Grafana
9 3 (1.24%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.83%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.41%) Argo
11 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 165 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 120 (49.59%) VMware
3 32 (13.22%) Citrix
4 26 (10.74%) Cisco
5 22 (9.09%) Veeam
6 16 (6.61%) EMC
6 16 (6.61%) NetApp
7 15 (6.20%) HP
8 8 (3.31%) Dell
8 8 (3.31%) Sophos
9 7 (2.89%) Avaya
10 6 (2.48%) Meraki
11 5 (2.07%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.07%) Google
11 5 (2.07%) McAfee
11 5 (2.07%) WatchGuard
12 3 (1.24%) Okta
12 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.24%) SonicWALL
13 2 (0.83%) Oracle