Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MS Exchange skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MS Exchange over the 6 months to 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Exchange Server
England > North West
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 137 80
Rank change year-on-year +31 -57 +7
Permanent jobs citing MS Exchange 377 257 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.91% 2.17% 3.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.30% 12.55% 17.37%
Number of salaries quoted 338 223 376
North West median annual salary £29,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.77% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,900 £20,125
90th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £44,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Exchange is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2313 2047 2522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.86% 17.26% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1897 1717 2001
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,400 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,950 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

MS Exchange
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MS Exchange as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MS Exchange in the North West

MS Exchange
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the North West.

Salary trend for MS Exchange in the North West

MS Exchange
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MS Exchange in the North West over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Salary histogram for MS Exchange in the North West

MS Exchange
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Exchange within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 September 2017. 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
Manchester +40 224 £29,000 -9.38% 19
Cheshire -15 92 £31,250 +4.17% 10
Lancashire +16 37 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Merseyside +7 22 £28,000 -20.00% 2
MS Exchange
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing MS Exchange also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MS Exchange.

1 322 (85.41%) Windows
2 271 (71.88%) Microsoft
3 270 (71.62%) Active Directory
4 193 (51.19%) Windows Server
5 183 (48.54%) VMware
6 175 (46.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 147 (38.99%) ITIL
8 144 (38.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 131 (34.75%) Windows 7
10 130 (34.48%) Cisco
11 109 (28.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 99 (26.26%) Office 365
13 97 (25.73%) Firewall
14 94 (24.93%) DNS
15 93 (24.67%) Windows 10
16 92 (24.40%) Hyper-V
17 90 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 86 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2013
19 75 (19.89%) SAN
20 71 (18.83%) Microsoft Office
20 71 (18.83%) Windows 8
21 70 (18.57%) Citrix
22 65 (17.24%) WAN
23 63 (16.71%) LAN
24 56 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
25 54 (14.32%) SQL Server
26 53 (14.06%) SQL
27 52 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
28 50 (13.26%) DHCP
28 50 (13.26%) SLA

MS Exchange
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 175 (46.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 86 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 30 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (7.43%) IIS
5 22 (5.84%) SharePoint
6 18 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (3.18%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.80%) nginx
10 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.27%) Apache
11 1 (0.27%) Confluence
11 1 (0.27%) Liferay
11 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 71 (18.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.33%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.80%) Epicor Tropos
3 3 (0.80%) Magento
3 3 (0.80%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 99 (26.26%) Office 365
2 34 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.24%) Mimecast
5 10 (2.65%) IaaS
6 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) G Suite
7 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 97 (25.73%) Firewall
2 94 (24.93%) DNS
3 75 (19.89%) SAN
4 65 (17.24%) WAN
5 63 (16.71%) LAN
6 50 (13.26%) DHCP
7 44 (11.67%) TCP/IP
8 33 (8.75%) VLAN
9 28 (7.43%) VoIP
10 26 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
11 25 (6.63%) VPN
12 9 (2.39%) Internet
12 9 (2.39%) ISDN
13 6 (1.59%) Skype
13 6 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.59%) WLAN
14 5 (1.33%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.33%) MPLS
15 4 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 37 (9.81%) Finance
2 32 (8.49%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.39%) Legal
5 7 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (1.86%) Retail
6 6 (1.59%) Banking
7 4 (1.06%) Back Office
7 4 (1.06%) Law
8 3 (0.80%) Billing
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (17.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (16.18%) Support Engineer
3 59 (15.65%) Analyst
4 45 (11.94%) Support Analyst
5 42 (11.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 42 (11.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 42 (11.14%) IT Support
6 39 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (6.90%) Support Technician
8 24 (6.37%) Team Leader
8 24 (6.37%) VMware Engineer
9 23 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 23 (6.10%) IT Engineer
10 21 (5.57%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (5.57%) IT Technician
11 20 (5.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 19 (5.04%) IT Manager
12 19 (5.04%) Service Manager
13 18 (4.77%) Infrastructure Support
14 17 (4.51%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.84%) Web Services
2 4 (1.06%) COM
3 2 (0.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.22%) Driving Licence
2 18 (4.77%) CMDB
3 13 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.65%) iPad
5 9 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.12%) Replication
7 6 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.59%) NHS
8 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.80%) FMCG
8 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.53%) BYOD
9 2 (0.53%) Clustering
9 2 (0.53%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.53%) iPhone
9 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 322 (85.41%) Windows
2 193 (51.19%) Windows Server
3 144 (38.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 131 (34.75%) Windows 7
5 109 (28.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (24.67%) Windows 10
7 71 (18.83%) Windows 8
8 52 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (5.57%) Linux
10 8 (2.12%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.59%) Android
11 6 (1.59%) CentOS
11 6 (1.59%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.59%) Unix
12 5 (1.33%) AIX
12 5 (1.33%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.06%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.80%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (38.99%) ITIL
2 38 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (7.16%) Mentoring
4 22 (5.84%) Problem Management
5 15 (3.98%) Migration
6 14 (3.71%) Change Management
7 13 (3.45%) Change Control
7 13 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 13 (3.45%) IT Strategy
7 13 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.18%) CRM
8 12 (3.18%) Incident Management
8 12 (3.18%) Project Management
9 11 (2.92%) Infrastructure Management
9 11 (2.92%) Patch Management
10 10 (2.65%) People Management
10 10 (2.65%) Performance Management
11 9 (2.39%) Business Continuity
11 9 (2.39%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.06%) SQL
2 36 (9.55%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (10.88%) CCNA
4 39 (10.34%) MCSE
5 28 (7.43%) Degree
6 25 (6.63%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (5.84%) MCP
8 18 (4.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (4.51%) MCITP
10 14 (3.71%) MCSA
11 9 (2.39%) CCA
11 9 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.86%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.33%) CCENT
14 3 (0.80%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.80%) RHCE
14 3 (0.80%) RHCSA
15 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (13.26%) SLA
2 11 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.27%) GDPR
6 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 270 (71.62%) Active Directory
2 92 (24.40%) Hyper-V
3 90 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (10.61%) Terminal Services
4 40 (10.61%) XenApp
5 27 (7.16%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (5.04%) vSphere
7 16 (4.24%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.92%) VMware Server
9 10 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.33%) Docker
11 4 (1.06%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.80%) KVM
12 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.80%) Varnish
12 3 (0.80%) XenServer
13 2 (0.53%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (4.24%) SCCM
2 15 (3.98%) WSUS
3 9 (2.39%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.33%) SCOM
6 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.80%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.80%) cPanel
6 3 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.80%) Plesk
6 3 (0.80%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.53%) Nagios
7 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.53%) Puppet
7 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 271 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 183 (48.54%) VMware
3 130 (34.48%) Cisco
4 70 (18.57%) Citrix
5 37 (9.81%) Veeam
6 20 (5.31%) NetApp
7 17 (4.51%) HP
8 14 (3.71%) Mitel
9 13 (3.45%) EMC
10 12 (3.18%) Apple
11 10 (2.65%) Avaya
11 10 (2.65%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.39%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.12%) EqualLogic
13 8 (2.12%) Symantec
14 7 (1.86%) Dell
14 7 (1.86%) Wyse
15 6 (1.59%) Nimble Storage
15 6 (1.59%) SonicWALL
16 5 (1.33%) Dell Compellent