Period
to 8 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North of England
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 48 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +15
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 555 793 976
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 5.07% 5.07% 5.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.22% 24.45% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 608 708 846
Median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +11.11% +10.77%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%

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 the North of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,201 3,243 4,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.10% 20.72% 22.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,936 2,683 3,304
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the North of England

Windows Server
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the North of England.

Salary trend for Windows Server in the North of England

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the North of England over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the North of England

Windows Server
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the North of England region over the 6 months to 8 March 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
North West -1 245 £45,000 +15.38% 82
Yorkshire -8 231 £36,000 -10.00% 54
North East +32 79 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 8 March 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 North of England region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 552 (99.46%) Windows
2 360 (64.86%) Active Directory
3 296 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 294 (52.97%) Azure
5 288 (51.89%) VMware
6 282 (50.81%) Microsoft 365
7 195 (35.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 183 (32.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 152 (27.39%) Firewall
10 151 (27.21%) DNS
11 126 (22.70%) Hyper-V
12 122 (21.98%) PowerShell
13 121 (21.80%) SQL
14 119 (21.44%) SQL Server
15 107 (19.28%) Cisco
16 105 (18.92%) AWS
17 98 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
18 92 (16.58%) Windows 10
19 91 (16.40%) Windows Server 2016
19 91 (16.40%) DHCP
20 86 (15.50%) SAN
21 85 (15.32%) MS Exchange
22 81 (14.59%) DevOps
23 80 (14.41%) WAN
24 77 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
25 76 (13.69%) Linux
26 75 (13.51%) LAN
27 70 (12.61%) ITIL
28 69 (12.43%) Microsoft Office
29 67 (12.07%) Citrix

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 85 (15.32%) MS Exchange
2 51 (9.19%) IIS
3 46 (8.29%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.34%) CMS
6 10 (1.80%) EPiServer
6 10 (1.80%) Kentico
6 10 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (1.80%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.80%) WordPress
7 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.72%) Confluence
11 3 (0.54%) nginx
12 2 (0.36%) DNN
13 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.18%) JBoss
13 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 69 (12.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.80%) nopCommerce
2 6 (1.08%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.72%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.18%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 294 (52.97%) Azure
2 282 (50.81%) Microsoft 365
3 105 (18.92%) AWS
4 55 (9.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (7.75%) IaaS
6 40 (7.21%) SaaS
7 29 (5.23%) OneDrive
8 23 (4.14%) PaaS
9 12 (2.16%) GCP
9 12 (2.16%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.90%) GitHub
12 4 (0.72%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.54%) Power Automate
13 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 152 (27.39%) Firewall
2 151 (27.21%) DNS
3 91 (16.40%) DHCP
4 86 (15.50%) SAN
5 80 (14.41%) WAN
6 75 (13.51%) LAN
7 47 (8.47%) TCP/IP
8 35 (6.31%) VLAN
9 33 (5.95%) VPN
10 32 (5.77%) VoIP
11 31 (5.59%) Remote Desktop
11 31 (5.59%) Wireless
12 24 (4.32%) NAS
13 22 (3.96%) SSL
14 20 (3.60%) MPLS
15 19 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (3.24%) Network Security
17 14 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (2.34%) Skype
19 12 (2.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (21.44%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (3.42%) MySQL
4 11 (1.98%) Power BI
5 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.36%) Redis
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.18%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.98%) Bitbucket
4 8 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.08%) JIRA
6 6 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 41 (7.39%) Finance
2 20 (3.60%) Public Sector
3 19 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.88%) Electronics
5 14 (2.52%) Marketing
6 13 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.98%) Automotive
8 9 (1.62%) Back Office
8 9 (1.62%) Law
8 9 (1.62%) Retail
9 4 (0.72%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Games
10 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (29.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (12.97%) IT Engineer
3 63 (11.35%) Support Engineer
4 62 (11.17%) Analyst
5 48 (8.65%) IT Support
6 47 (8.47%) Azure Engineer
7 38 (6.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 35 (6.31%) Administrator
9 34 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 33 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 33 (5.95%) Cloud Engineer
11 32 (5.77%) Support Analyst
12 31 (5.59%) Network Engineer
13 30 (5.41%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 28 (5.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
16 21 (3.78%) Infrastructure Support
16 21 (3.78%) IT Support Engineer
17 20 (3.60%) Developer
17 20 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.21%) Web Services
2 32 (5.77%) .NET
3 20 (3.60%) CSS
4 19 (3.42%) HTML
5 18 (3.24%) ASP.NET
6 17 (3.06%) .NET Framework
7 13 (2.34%) Entity Framework
7 13 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (1.80%) Sass
9 7 (1.26%) SOAP
10 6 (1.08%) .NET Core
10 6 (1.08%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.90%) CSS3
11 5 (0.90%) HTML5
12 4 (0.72%) SAML
13 3 (0.54%) ADO.NET
13 3 (0.54%) COM
13 3 (0.54%) JSON
13 3 (0.54%) REST
13 3 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.42%) Driving Licence
5 17 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.70%) Private Cloud
8 14 (2.52%) User Experience
9 13 (2.34%) Clustering
10 11 (1.98%) FMCG
10 11 (1.98%) Life Science
10 11 (1.98%) Renewable Energy
11 10 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.80%) NHS
12 8 (1.44%) Cyberattack
12 8 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.90%) Blog
13 5 (0.90%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 552 (99.46%) Windows
2 98 (17.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 92 (16.58%) Windows 10
4 91 (16.40%) Windows Server 2016
5 76 (13.69%) Linux
6 63 (11.35%) Windows Server 2019
7 56 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (3.60%) Windows 7
9 15 (2.70%) VMS
10 14 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.72%) Unix
14 3 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.18%) Android
16 1 (0.18%) Solaris
16 1 (0.18%) SUSE
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (35.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 81 (14.59%) DevOps
3 77 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (12.61%) ITIL
5 59 (10.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 40 (7.21%) Project Delivery
7 36 (6.49%) Project Management
8 34 (6.13%) Change Management
8 34 (6.13%) Migration
9 27 (4.86%) Infrastructure Automation
10 23 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (4.14%) Configuration Management
11 21 (3.78%) Computer Science
11 21 (3.78%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (3.60%) Server Management
13 19 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (3.42%) Presales
14 18 (3.24%) Information Security
14 18 (3.24%) Storage Management
15 17 (3.06%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 122 (21.98%) PowerShell
2 121 (21.80%) SQL
3 29 (5.23%) C#
4 21 (3.78%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.70%) Python
6 13 (2.34%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.08%) VBScript
9 4 (0.72%) PHP
10 2 (0.36%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.36%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.36%) VB
11 1 (0.18%) AWK
11 1 (0.18%) C++
11 1 (0.18%) Perl
11 1 (0.18%) sed
11 1 (0.18%) VBA
11 1 (0.18%) VC++
11 1 (0.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 49 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.13%) Degree
3 30 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (4.86%) MCSE
5 20 (3.60%) CCNA
6 19 (3.42%) MCSA
7 14 (2.52%) CCNP
8 11 (1.98%) MCITP
8 11 (1.98%) MCP
9 10 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 8 (1.44%) SC Cleared
11 8 (1.44%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.44%) SSCP
12 7 (1.26%) CISSP
13 6 (1.08%) RHCE
14 5 (0.90%) CISM
15 4 (0.72%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.54%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.37%) SLA
2 11 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (1.80%) WAI
4 7 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.08%) GDPR
6 5 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.54%) PMO
9 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 360 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 183 (32.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (22.70%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.60%) vSphere
5 17 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (1.98%) Docker
9 9 (1.62%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.08%) XenApp
12 4 (0.72%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.54%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.36%) KVM
14 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (9.55%) SCCM
2 35 (6.31%) Terraform
3 29 (5.23%) SCOM
4 24 (4.32%) WSUS
5 20 (3.60%) Kubernetes
6 19 (3.42%) Ansible
7 17 (3.06%) vCenter Server
8 16 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (2.88%) Nagios
9 13 (2.34%) Puppet
10 12 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (1.98%) NetBackup
12 10 (1.80%) SCVMM
13 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (1.44%) vRealize
15 7 (1.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 296 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 288 (51.89%) VMware
3 107 (19.28%) Cisco
4 67 (12.07%) Citrix
5 44 (7.93%) Veeam
6 30 (5.41%) SolarWinds
7 28 (5.05%) Dell
7 28 (5.05%) HP
8 27 (4.86%) NetApp
9 23 (4.14%) EMC
10 20 (3.60%) Red Hat
11 19 (3.42%) SAP
11 19 (3.42%) Sophos
12 18 (3.24%) SonicWALL
12 18 (3.24%) Symantec
13 17 (3.06%) Mitel
13 17 (3.06%) Oracle
14 16 (2.88%) McAfee
15 14 (2.52%) CommVault
15 14 (2.52%) Meraki