Period
to 13 October 2019

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 13 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North of England
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 45 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 958 1,158 1,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 5.24% 5.43% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.23% 25.21% 24.05%
Number of salaries quoted 826 998 1,119
North of England median annual salary £35,250 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.71% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £48,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3,954 4,594 5,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.63% 21.55% 22.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,894 3,734 4,413
North of England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the North of England over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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 -11 479 £37,500 +7.14% 159
Yorkshire -1 432 £35,000 - 121
North East -3 47 £36,000 -1.37% 24
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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.

1 950 (99.16%) Windows
2 636 (66.39%) Active Directory
3 595 (62.11%) Microsoft
4 490 (51.15%) VMware
5 420 (43.84%) Office 365
6 359 (37.47%) Azure
7 307 (32.05%) DNS
8 298 (31.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 284 (29.65%) Firewall
10 280 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 266 (27.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 264 (27.56%) ITIL
13 233 (24.32%) Cisco
14 231 (24.11%) DHCP
15 215 (22.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 212 (22.13%) Hyper-V
17 203 (21.19%) SQL Server
18 189 (19.73%) PowerShell
19 187 (19.52%) SQL
20 185 (19.31%) MS Exchange
21 178 (18.58%) WAN
22 173 (18.06%) Linux
23 172 (17.95%) LAN
24 170 (17.75%) Windows 10
25 164 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
26 152 (15.87%) AWS
27 148 (15.45%) SAN
28 137 (14.30%) Citrix
28 137 (14.30%) TCP/IP
29 132 (13.78%) Problem-Solving

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
1 185 (19.31%) MS Exchange
2 125 (13.05%) IIS
3 96 (10.02%) SharePoint
4 52 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (5.32%) Skype for Business
6 39 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (2.09%) Apache
8 15 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.52%) SAS
13 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.42%) OpenEdge
14 3 (0.31%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.21%) CMS
15 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 164 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.52%) Odoo
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.10%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 420 (43.84%) Office 365
2 359 (37.47%) Azure
3 152 (15.87%) AWS
4 65 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (2.71%) SaaS
6 25 (2.61%) IaaS
7 22 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.67%) GCP
9 12 (1.25%) PaaS
10 7 (0.73%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.63%) Asana
11 6 (0.63%) GitHub
12 5 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.52%) Serverless
12 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.31%) G Suite
13 3 (0.31%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 307 (32.05%) DNS
2 284 (29.65%) Firewall
3 231 (24.11%) DHCP
4 178 (18.58%) WAN
5 172 (17.95%) LAN
6 148 (15.45%) SAN
7 137 (14.30%) TCP/IP
8 111 (11.59%) VLAN
9 107 (11.17%) VPN
10 80 (8.35%) Wireless
11 60 (6.26%) Internet
12 50 (5.22%) VoIP
13 43 (4.49%) Remote Desktop
14 42 (4.38%) Skype
15 41 (4.28%) MPLS
16 37 (3.86%) Network Security
17 33 (3.44%) NAS
17 33 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (2.40%) ISDN
19 22 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (1.88%) MySQL
6 14 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
7 13 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.73%) MS Access
11 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
14 4 (0.42%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.42%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.63%) JIRA
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.63%) Selenium
5 6 (0.63%) WebDriver
6 5 (0.52%) LINQPad
7 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.31%) MSI
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.31%) WiX
9 2 (0.21%) GitLab
9 2 (0.21%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.10%) JMeter
General
1 75 (7.83%) Finance
2 49 (5.11%) Public Sector
3 42 (4.38%) Manufacturing
4 41 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 39 (4.07%) Retail
6 23 (2.40%) Legal
7 11 (1.15%) Fire and Rescue
7 11 (1.15%) Law
7 11 (1.15%) Police
8 9 (0.94%) Marketing
9 6 (0.63%) Housing Association
10 5 (0.52%) Banking
11 3 (0.31%) Automotive
11 3 (0.31%) Back Office
12 2 (0.21%) Billing
12 2 (0.21%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.10%) Advertising
13 1 (0.10%) Games
13 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 244 (25.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 128 (13.36%) Analyst
3 118 (12.32%) IT Engineer
4 113 (11.80%) Support Engineer
5 110 (11.48%) IT Support
6 74 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 59 (6.16%) Support Analyst
8 53 (5.53%) Server Engineer
9 48 (5.01%) Network Engineer
10 47 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 46 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
12 44 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
13 42 (4.38%) Support Technician
14 38 (3.97%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 37 (3.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 37 (3.86%) IT Support Engineer
15 37 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
16 36 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 35 (3.65%) IT Analyst
18 34 (3.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.07%) .NET
2 21 (2.19%) Web Services
3 19 (1.98%) ASP.NET
3 19 (1.98%) HTML
4 12 (1.25%) CSS
4 12 (1.25%) REST
5 11 (1.15%) XML
6 10 (1.04%) SOAP
7 9 (0.94%) Ajax
7 9 (0.94%) jQuery
8 8 (0.84%) JSON
9 7 (0.73%) SAML
10 6 (0.63%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.42%) HTML5
12 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (0.31%) Autofac
12 3 (0.31%) LDAP
12 3 (0.31%) Unity DI Container
12 3 (0.31%) WCF
12 3 (0.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 83 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.22%) Driving Licence
4 48 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.40%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.09%) PKI
7 19 (1.98%) Replication
7 19 (1.98%) User Experience
8 18 (1.88%) Clustering
9 15 (1.57%) CMDB
10 12 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (1.15%) EMC VNX
11 11 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.94%) NHS
13 8 (0.84%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 950 (99.16%) Windows
2 266 (27.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 215 (22.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 173 (18.06%) Linux
5 170 (17.75%) Windows 10
6 100 (10.44%) Windows 7
7 74 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (5.01%) Windows 8
9 33 (3.44%) CentOS
10 22 (2.30%) Mac OS X
11 21 (2.19%) Apple iOS
12 19 (1.98%) Ubuntu
13 17 (1.77%) Android
13 17 (1.77%) Unix
14 16 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.84%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.84%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.73%) Debian
17 4 (0.42%) SUSE
18 3 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (31.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 264 (27.56%) ITIL
3 132 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (8.46%) Project Delivery
6 79 (8.25%) Change Management
7 74 (7.72%) DevOps
8 70 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 57 (5.95%) Migration
10 55 (5.74%) Service Delivery
11 47 (4.91%) Server Management
12 45 (4.70%) Mentoring
13 41 (4.28%) Patch Management
14 39 (4.07%) Problem Management
15 36 (3.76%) Coaching
15 36 (3.76%) High Availability
16 32 (3.34%) Time Management
17 30 (3.13%) Configuration Management
17 30 (3.13%) Process Improvement
18 29 (3.03%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 189 (19.73%) PowerShell
2 187 (19.52%) SQL
3 33 (3.44%) Python
4 28 (2.92%) Bash Shell
5 27 (2.82%) C#
6 19 (1.98%) T-SQL
7 15 (1.57%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.63%) Java
10 5 (0.52%) Ruby
10 5 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.52%) VBScript
11 4 (0.42%) C
12 3 (0.31%) VB
12 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.21%) BeanShell
13 2 (0.21%) Perl
14 1 (0.10%) PHP
14 1 (0.10%) R
14 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 131 (13.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (8.35%) Cisco Certification
3 67 (6.99%) MCSE
4 65 (6.78%) CCNA
5 64 (6.68%) MCSA
6 50 (5.22%) Degree
7 41 (4.28%) CCNP
8 26 (2.71%) Security Cleared
9 24 (2.51%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.40%) MCP
11 21 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.25%) RHCA
13 10 (1.04%) CompTIA Security+
13 10 (1.04%) DBS Check
13 10 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
14 9 (0.94%) HND
15 8 (0.84%) CISSP
16 7 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.73%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (8.56%) SLA
2 32 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.46%) GDPR
4 13 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (1.15%) QA
6 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.73%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.63%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
9 5 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 636 (66.39%) Active Directory
2 280 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (22.13%) Hyper-V
4 104 (10.86%) vSphere
5 95 (9.92%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (5.32%) XenApp
7 31 (3.24%) Virtual Servers
8 25 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 19 (1.98%) VMware NSX
11 12 (1.25%) pfSense
12 11 (1.15%) Docker
12 11 (1.15%) Terminal Services
12 11 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (1.15%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.63%) Firmware
15 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.52%) Xen
16 4 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 119 (12.42%) SCCM
2 81 (8.46%) WSUS
3 35 (3.65%) Ansible
4 30 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (3.13%) SCOM
5 25 (2.61%) Backup Exec
5 25 (2.61%) Puppet
6 20 (2.09%) vCenter Server
7 16 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (1.36%) Terraform
9 10 (1.04%) Nessus
9 10 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.94%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.84%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.73%) vRealize
12 7 (0.73%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 595 (62.11%) Microsoft
2 490 (51.15%) VMware
3 233 (24.32%) Cisco
4 137 (14.30%) Citrix
5 82 (8.56%) HP
6 68 (7.10%) Veeam
7 53 (5.53%) Dell
8 48 (5.01%) NetApp
9 33 (3.44%) Meraki
10 32 (3.34%) Red Hat
11 26 (2.71%) McAfee
11 26 (2.71%) Oracle
12 23 (2.40%) Palo Alto
12 23 (2.40%) SolarWinds
13 20 (2.09%) IBM
14 19 (1.98%) Mitel
15 18 (1.88%) Juniper
16 17 (1.77%) CheckPoint
16 17 (1.77%) CommVault
16 17 (1.77%) Symantec