Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 58 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 522 660 688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.63% 5.03% 5.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.46% 22.17% 25.03%
Number of salaries quoted 435 543 565
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,100 £20,750
90th Percentile £52,000 £52,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,551 2,977 2,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.62% 22.71% 22.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,018 2,360 2,288
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,225
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the North West

Windows Server
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in the North West

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the North West over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in the North West

Windows Server
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 Windows Server within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 -10 296 £36,000 +20.00% 56
Cheshire +3 110 £32,500 +8.33% 16
Merseyside +1 77 £32,500 -16.67% 11
Lancashire 0 35 £30,000 +9.09% 7
Cumbria +1 3 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 521 (99.81%) Windows
2 323 (61.88%) Active Directory
3 299 (57.28%) VMware
4 236 (45.21%) Microsoft
5 206 (39.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 168 (32.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 165 (31.61%) Office 365
8 151 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 151 (28.93%) ITIL
9 147 (28.16%) MS Exchange
10 125 (23.95%) DNS
11 119 (22.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 118 (22.61%) Cisco
13 114 (21.84%) Hyper-V
14 108 (20.69%) DHCP
15 106 (20.31%) Firewall
16 101 (19.35%) SQL
17 100 (19.16%) Microsoft Azure
18 99 (18.97%) SQL Server
19 95 (18.20%) Citrix
19 95 (18.20%) SAN
20 94 (18.01%) Windows 10
21 90 (17.24%) SharePoint
22 82 (15.71%) TCP/IP
23 76 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
23 76 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
24 70 (13.41%) Linux
25 67 (12.84%) LAN
25 67 (12.84%) Windows 7
26 66 (12.64%) WAN

Windows Server
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
1 147 (28.16%) MS Exchange
2 90 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 76 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (10.15%) IIS
6 41 (7.85%) Skype for Business
7 16 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.72%) Apache
9 8 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.34%) Confluence
10 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.15%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.77%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.38%) nginx
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.19%) Drupal
15 1 (0.19%) JBoss
15 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.96%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.57%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 165 (31.61%) Office 365
2 100 (19.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (4.79%) IaaS
5 9 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.34%) GitHub
7 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.57%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.38%) G Suite
9 2 (0.38%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.19%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (23.95%) DNS
2 108 (20.69%) DHCP
3 106 (20.31%) Firewall
4 95 (18.20%) SAN
5 82 (15.71%) TCP/IP
6 67 (12.84%) LAN
7 66 (12.64%) WAN
8 37 (7.09%) VoIP
9 34 (6.51%) VPN
10 23 (4.41%) Internet
11 21 (4.02%) VLAN
12 19 (3.64%) Network Security
13 16 (3.07%) Skype
14 15 (2.87%) NetScaler
15 14 (2.68%) iSCSI
15 14 (2.68%) MPLS
15 14 (2.68%) NAS
16 12 (2.30%) Unified Communications
17 11 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (2.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (3.45%) MySQL
3 18 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.34%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.19%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (2.11%) JIRA
2 10 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.19%) Subversion
7 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (10.15%) Finance
2 27 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.26%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.68%) Retail
5 9 (1.72%) Banking
6 3 (0.57%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.57%) Law
7 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.38%) Games
7 2 (0.38%) Legal
7 2 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (22.61%) Support Engineer
2 109 (20.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 78 (14.94%) Analyst
4 65 (12.45%) IT Support
5 56 (10.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 51 (9.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (9.00%) IT Engineer
8 37 (7.09%) Infrastructure Support
9 36 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
10 35 (6.70%) Service Desk Engineer
10 35 (6.70%) Support Analyst
11 32 (6.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 31 (5.94%) IT Support Engineer
13 30 (5.75%) IT Analyst
14 29 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 29 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 29 (5.56%) Service Analyst
15 28 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 28 (5.36%) Administrator
15 28 (5.36%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.41%) .NET
2 22 (4.21%) HTML
2 22 (4.21%) Web Services
3 10 (1.92%) CSS
4 9 (1.72%) Ajax
5 7 (1.34%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.34%) XML
6 6 (1.15%) jQuery
6 6 (1.15%) JSON
7 5 (0.96%) SOAP
7 5 (0.96%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.77%) HTML5
9 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.57%) REST
9 3 (0.57%) WCF
9 3 (0.57%) WPF
10 2 (0.38%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.28%) Driving Licence
3 34 (6.51%) Clustering
4 28 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.07%) Enterprise Storage
5 16 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.07%) Replication
6 8 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.15%) User Experience
8 5 (0.96%) IVR
8 5 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (0.96%) NHS
8 5 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.77%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.77%) iPhone
10 3 (0.57%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.57%) Fintech
10 3 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 521 (99.81%) Windows
2 206 (39.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 168 (32.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (18.01%) Windows 10
5 70 (13.41%) Linux
6 67 (12.84%) Windows 7
7 41 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (3.45%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.68%) Android
11 12 (2.30%) Unix
12 11 (2.11%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.53%) CentOS
14 6 (1.15%) SUSE
15 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.77%) Debian
16 3 (0.57%) OS/400
16 3 (0.57%) Solaris
16 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (28.93%) ITIL
2 119 (22.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 76 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (10.92%) Service Management
5 47 (9.00%) Mentoring
6 44 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (8.43%) Problem Management
7 43 (8.24%) Coaching
7 43 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 35 (6.70%) Incident Management
8 35 (6.70%) Service Delivery
9 32 (6.13%) Change Management
10 29 (5.56%) DevOps
11 28 (5.36%) Migration
12 25 (4.79%) Tech Ops
13 24 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
14 23 (4.41%) Project Management
15 22 (4.21%) High Availability
15 22 (4.21%) ITIL V3
16 21 (4.02%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 101 (19.35%) SQL
2 42 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 28 (5.36%) T-SQL
4 18 (3.45%) C#
5 13 (2.49%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.30%) PHP
7 11 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.53%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.34%) Java
9 7 (1.34%) Python
9 7 (1.34%) VBScript
10 5 (0.96%) Perl
11 3 (0.57%) C++
12 2 (0.38%) C
12 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.19%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.19%) VB
13 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.51%) CCNA
2 34 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (5.75%) MCSE
4 27 (5.17%) MCP
5 21 (4.02%) MCSA
6 18 (3.45%) Degree
7 17 (3.26%) Security Cleared
7 17 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (3.07%) CCNP
9 15 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.11%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.53%) CCIE
12 7 (1.34%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.15%) MCTS
14 5 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.96%) SC Cleared
15 4 (0.77%) MCITP
15 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.77%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.83%) SLA
3 14 (2.68%) Data Quality
4 12 (2.30%) GDPR
5 8 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.53%) QA
6 3 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 323 (61.88%) Active Directory
2 151 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (21.84%) Hyper-V
4 52 (9.96%) XenApp
5 48 (9.20%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (7.85%) XenDesktop
7 33 (6.32%) vSphere
8 14 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.11%) VMware Server
10 8 (1.53%) Terminal Services
10 8 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.34%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.77%) XenServer
14 3 (0.57%) NFS
15 2 (0.38%) Docker
15 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 49 (9.39%) SCCM
2 19 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 14 (2.68%) SCOM
4 12 (2.30%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.92%) vCenter Server
5 10 (1.92%) WSUS
6 9 (1.72%) Nagios
6 9 (1.72%) Puppet
7 8 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.34%) FortiGate
8 7 (1.34%) vRealize
9 5 (0.96%) Foglight
9 5 (0.96%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.77%) cPanel
10 4 (0.77%) SmoothWall
10 4 (0.77%) SQL Sentry
11 3 (0.57%) DameWare
11 3 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.57%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 299 (57.28%) VMware
2 236 (45.21%) Microsoft
3 118 (22.61%) Cisco
4 95 (18.20%) Citrix
5 40 (7.66%) Veeam
6 39 (7.47%) NetApp
7 38 (7.28%) HP
8 27 (5.17%) Dell
8 27 (5.17%) SolarWinds
9 25 (4.79%) Red Hat
10 23 (4.41%) Avaya
11 18 (3.45%) EMC
12 17 (3.26%) Remedy
13 15 (2.87%) Nimble Storage
14 14 (2.68%) McAfee
15 12 (2.30%) Atlassian
15 12 (2.30%) SAP
16 11 (2.11%) IBM
17 10 (1.92%) Fortinet
17 10 (1.92%) Oracle