Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 46 55
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9 -14
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 786 998 1,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 4.95% 5.25% 5.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.93% 23.78% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 666 838 1,102
North of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -4.41%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,750 £52,500
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 3,285 4,197 5,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.67% 22.09% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,695 3,344 4,394
North of England median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +6.12%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,746 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.59% +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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 +10 399 £37,500 +7.14% 215
Yorkshire -1 350 £38,750 +7.64% 114
North East -35 37 £41,500 +18.57% 30
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 786 (100.00%) Windows
2 480 (61.07%) Active Directory
3 441 (56.11%) Microsoft
4 408 (51.91%) VMware
5 315 (40.08%) Office 365
6 296 (37.66%) Azure
7 254 (32.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 248 (31.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 210 (26.72%) Firewall
10 189 (24.05%) DNS
11 188 (23.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 183 (23.28%) ITIL
13 178 (22.65%) Cisco
14 174 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 150 (19.08%) Linux
16 144 (18.32%) SQL Server
17 141 (17.94%) DHCP
18 133 (16.92%) Hyper-V
19 131 (16.67%) AWS
20 123 (15.65%) SQL
21 122 (15.52%) MS Exchange
22 120 (15.27%) Citrix
23 119 (15.14%) SCCM
23 119 (15.14%) Windows 10
24 103 (13.10%) WAN
24 103 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
25 99 (12.60%) LAN
26 97 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
27 96 (12.21%) PowerShell
28 94 (11.96%) IIS

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
1 122 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 94 (11.96%) IIS
3 64 (8.14%) SharePoint
4 52 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (5.73%) Skype for Business
6 29 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (2.04%) Apache
9 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.64%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.38%) Confluence
11 3 (0.38%) Drupal
11 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.25%) CMS
12 2 (0.25%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 103 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 315 (40.08%) Office 365
2 296 (37.66%) Azure
3 131 (16.67%) AWS
4 38 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (4.33%) IaaS
6 28 (3.56%) SaaS
7 24 (3.05%) PaaS
8 18 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
10 10 (1.27%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.15%) Serverless
12 8 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.89%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.76%) Amazon Cognito
14 6 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 210 (26.72%) Firewall
2 189 (24.05%) DNS
3 141 (17.94%) DHCP
4 103 (13.10%) WAN
5 99 (12.60%) LAN
6 93 (11.83%) SAN
7 86 (10.94%) TCP/IP
8 77 (9.80%) VPN
9 51 (6.49%) VLAN
10 43 (5.47%) VoIP
10 43 (5.47%) Wireless
11 35 (4.45%) MPLS
12 34 (4.33%) Skype
13 29 (3.69%) Network Security
14 27 (3.44%) Internet
14 27 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
16 23 (2.93%) NAS
17 19 (2.42%) NetScaler
18 14 (1.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (1.65%) MySQL
3 13 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.64%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.51%) MS Access
8 4 (0.51%) Power BI
8 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.38%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.38%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 24 (3.05%) Git (software)
1 24 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 13 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.65%) TeamCity
4 11 (1.40%) Bitbucket
4 11 (1.40%) JIRA
4 11 (1.40%) Postman
5 10 (1.27%) LINQPad
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.76%) Maven
7 6 (0.76%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.64%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.51%) Selenium
9 4 (0.51%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.25%) GitLab
10 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (0.13%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.13%) WiX
General
1 70 (8.91%) Finance
2 46 (5.85%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.56%) Retail
4 25 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.04%) Legal
7 15 (1.91%) Marketing
8 10 (1.27%) Fire and Rescue
8 10 (1.27%) Police
9 8 (1.02%) Games
10 5 (0.64%) Law
11 4 (0.51%) Banking
11 4 (0.51%) Local Government
12 3 (0.38%) Advertising
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.25%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (27.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 95 (12.09%) Analyst
3 86 (10.94%) Support Engineer
4 78 (9.92%) IT Support
5 74 (9.41%) IT Engineer
6 72 (9.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 56 (7.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 45 (5.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 42 (5.34%) Infrastructure Support
10 41 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
11 40 (5.09%) Server Engineer
12 39 (4.96%) IT Technician
13 37 (4.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 36 (4.58%) Support Technician
14 36 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
15 35 (4.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 33 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 33 (4.20%) Support Analyst
17 32 (4.07%) IT Support Technician
18 29 (3.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.16%) Web Services
2 15 (1.91%) .NET
3 11 (1.40%) XML
4 9 (1.15%) XML Messaging
5 7 (0.89%) Node.js
6 6 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.76%) SAML
6 6 (0.76%) YAML
7 5 (0.64%) JSON
7 5 (0.64%) LDAP
7 5 (0.64%) REST
8 4 (0.51%) HTML
9 3 (0.38%) COM
9 3 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET Core
10 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.25%) Autofac
10 2 (0.25%) Middleware
10 2 (0.25%) ODBC
10 2 (0.25%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.52%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (3.94%) Driving Licence
5 20 (2.54%) Clustering
6 16 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.53%) e-Learning
8 11 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.27%) Replication
10 9 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.89%) IVR
11 7 (0.89%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.76%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.76%) Life Science
12 6 (0.76%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.64%) CCTV
13 5 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 786 (100.00%) Windows
2 188 (23.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 174 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 150 (19.08%) Linux
5 119 (15.14%) Windows 10
6 70 (8.91%) Windows 7
7 49 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (5.98%) Windows 8
9 22 (2.80%) Unix
10 21 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (2.42%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.40%) Android
13 9 (1.15%) Debian
14 8 (1.02%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.76%) Solaris
16 5 (0.64%) CentOS
16 5 (0.64%) Kali Linux
16 5 (0.64%) SUSE
17 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (32.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 183 (23.28%) ITIL
3 97 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (8.27%) DevOps
6 62 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 55 (7.00%) Project Delivery
8 54 (6.87%) Service Delivery
9 52 (6.62%) Change Management
10 49 (6.23%) Configuration Management
11 33 (4.20%) Migration
11 33 (4.20%) Server Management
12 31 (3.94%) Kalman Filter
13 30 (3.82%) Coaching
14 28 (3.56%) Service Management
15 26 (3.31%) Cybersecurity
16 25 (3.18%) High Availability
16 25 (3.18%) Time Management
17 24 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
18 23 (2.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (15.65%) SQL
2 96 (12.21%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.54%) Java
4 19 (2.42%) C#
5 15 (1.91%) Python
6 14 (1.78%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.15%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.76%) C
8 6 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.38%) ABAP
9 3 (0.38%) Perl
9 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.25%) Ruby
10 2 (0.25%) VBA
10 2 (0.25%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) Java 8
11 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 91 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (6.49%) MCSE
4 50 (6.36%) CCNA
5 39 (4.96%) Degree
5 39 (4.96%) MCSA
6 28 (3.56%) Security Cleared
7 23 (2.93%) CCNP
8 22 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (2.42%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.91%) MCP
11 13 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.40%) DBS Check
13 10 (1.27%) MCITP
14 9 (1.15%) A+ Certification
15 8 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (0.89%) Avaya Certification
16 7 (0.89%) CCSP
16 7 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.63%) SLA
2 27 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.40%) QA
4 8 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (0.76%) Actionable Recommendations
6 4 (0.51%) GDPR
6 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 480 (61.07%) Active Directory
2 248 (31.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (16.92%) Hyper-V
4 74 (9.41%) vSphere
5 70 (8.91%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (6.62%) XenApp
7 22 (2.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 22 (2.80%) XenDesktop
8 21 (2.67%) Docker
9 19 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (2.29%) VMware NSX
11 12 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.51%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.51%) Xen
15 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 119 (15.14%) SCCM
2 45 (5.73%) WSUS
3 36 (4.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 29 (3.69%) Ansible
5 25 (3.18%) SCOM
6 24 (3.05%) Puppet
7 21 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (2.67%) Terraform
8 16 (2.04%) Kubernetes
9 14 (1.78%) vCenter Server
9 14 (1.78%) vRealize
10 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (1.27%) XenMobile
12 9 (1.15%) Nessus
13 7 (0.89%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (0.64%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 441 (56.11%) Microsoft
2 408 (51.91%) VMware
3 178 (22.65%) Cisco
4 120 (15.27%) Citrix
5 47 (5.98%) HP
6 38 (4.83%) Veeam
7 33 (4.20%) NetApp
8 26 (3.31%) Oracle
9 24 (3.05%) CheckPoint
10 23 (2.93%) Palo Alto
11 18 (2.29%) Apple
11 18 (2.29%) Red Hat
12 17 (2.16%) Dell
12 17 (2.16%) Fortinet
13 13 (1.65%) EMC
13 13 (1.65%) McAfee
13 13 (1.65%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.40%) Juniper
14 11 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (1.27%) Avaya