Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 46 42
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 651 636 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.00% 5.32% 5.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.69% 24.91% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 547 532 626
North West median annual salary £32,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.72% +9.85% +1.54%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% +2.67%

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 3002 2553 3077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.05% 21.37% 23.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2463 2128 2526
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 September 2017.

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 23 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 -1 417 £32,000 -14.67% 36
Cheshire -14 137 £30,000 -7.69% 16
Merseyside -24 48 £41,000 +10.81% 4
Lancashire +6 46 £28,500 -5.00% 5
Cumbria -10 2 £25,250 -8.18% 2
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 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 Windows Server.

1 651 (100.00%) Windows
2 396 (60.83%) Active Directory
3 352 (54.07%) Microsoft
4 288 (44.24%) VMware
5 246 (37.79%) ITIL
6 228 (35.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 196 (30.11%) MS Exchange
8 190 (29.19%) Cisco
8 190 (29.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 184 (28.26%) Office 365
10 161 (24.73%) DNS
11 159 (24.42%) Firewall
12 147 (22.58%) Hyper-V
13 133 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 128 (19.66%) Exchange Server 2010
15 121 (18.59%) Windows 7
16 110 (16.90%) DHCP
17 109 (16.74%) Microsoft Office
18 108 (16.59%) SQL Server
19 104 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
19 104 (15.98%) SAN
20 103 (15.82%) WAN
21 102 (15.67%) SQL
22 99 (15.21%) TCP/IP
23 98 (15.05%) Windows 10
24 97 (14.90%) Citrix
25 94 (14.44%) Linux
26 89 (13.67%) LAN
27 80 (12.29%) MCSE
28 77 (11.83%) PowerShell

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
1 196 (30.11%) MS Exchange
2 128 (19.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (6.61%) IIS
5 33 (5.07%) Skype for Business
6 28 (4.30%) SharePoint
7 15 (2.30%) IBM Notes
8 11 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.23%) Apache
10 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.92%) WordPress
12 5 (0.77%) CMS
12 5 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.61%) GeoServer
14 3 (0.46%) Confluence
14 3 (0.46%) Drupal
14 3 (0.46%) NetWeaver
14 3 (0.46%) nginx
14 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 109 (16.74%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.08%) Sage CRM
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.61%) Magento
4 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.46%) Epicor Tropos
4 3 (0.46%) Sage 1000
4 3 (0.46%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.46%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 184 (28.26%) Office 365
2 55 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.76%) IaaS
5 17 (2.61%) Mimecast
6 10 (1.54%) PaaS
7 7 (1.08%) SaaS
8 4 (0.61%) GitHub
9 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.46%) CodePlex
10 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 161 (24.73%) DNS
2 159 (24.42%) Firewall
3 110 (16.90%) DHCP
4 104 (15.98%) SAN
5 103 (15.82%) WAN
6 99 (15.21%) TCP/IP
7 89 (13.67%) LAN
8 62 (9.52%) VLAN
9 50 (7.68%) VPN
10 47 (7.22%) Network Security
11 36 (5.53%) VoIP
12 30 (4.61%) Junos
12 30 (4.61%) MPLS
13 29 (4.45%) Skype
14 25 (3.84%) Unified Communications
15 20 (3.07%) NetScaler
16 19 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
17 13 (2.00%) NAS
18 12 (1.84%) Internet
19 11 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.15%) MySQL
3 21 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.31%) Hazelcast
13 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.15%) Power BI
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.46%) JIRA
2 11 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.08%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.92%) Selenium
6 4 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.46%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.46%) Hudson
7 3 (0.46%) Subversion
7 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.15%) Maven
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 57 (8.76%) Finance
2 45 (6.91%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 26 (3.99%) Banking
5 24 (3.69%) Retail
6 23 (3.53%) Legal
7 10 (1.54%) Back Office
7 10 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.38%) Law
9 8 (1.23%) Advertising
9 8 (1.23%) Marketing
10 7 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.77%) Automotive
12 4 (0.61%) Billing
13 3 (0.46%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 107 (16.44%) Support Engineer
2 101 (15.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 70 (10.75%) Analyst
4 64 (9.83%) IT Support
5 62 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 57 (8.76%) Network Engineer
7 50 (7.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 49 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
9 41 (6.30%) Administrator
10 38 (5.84%) IT Engineer
11 36 (5.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 36 (5.53%) Support Analyst
12 33 (5.07%) 1st Line Support
13 32 (4.92%) IT Technician
13 32 (4.92%) Technical Support
14 30 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (4.61%) Team Leader
15 29 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 25 (3.84%) Cisco Engineer
16 25 (3.84%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.68%) .NET
2 17 (2.61%) Web Services
3 16 (2.46%) XML
4 15 (2.30%) HTML
5 13 (2.00%) CSS
6 12 (1.84%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.69%) RESTful
8 8 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.92%) COM
9 6 (0.92%) ODBC
10 5 (0.77%) HTML5
10 5 (0.77%) Java EE
10 5 (0.77%) JDBC
11 4 (0.61%) jQuery
12 3 (0.46%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.46%) FreeSWITCH
12 3 (0.46%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.46%) WF
12 3 (0.46%) XSLT
13 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.45%) Data Centre
2 40 (6.14%) Driving Licence
3 34 (5.22%) iPad
4 21 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.46%) Clustering
6 15 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.54%) Replication
9 9 (1.38%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.38%) Life Science
9 9 (1.38%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.08%) Handset
11 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.92%) FMCG
11 6 (0.92%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.77%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.77%) NHS
13 4 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 651 (100.00%) Windows
2 228 (35.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 190 (29.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 121 (18.59%) Windows 7
5 98 (15.05%) Windows 10
6 94 (14.44%) Linux
7 58 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 55 (8.45%) Windows 8
9 18 (2.76%) Unix
10 16 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.00%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.54%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.38%) CentOS
14 8 (1.23%) Android
15 7 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.77%) Debian
17 4 (0.61%) AIX
17 4 (0.61%) HPUX
18 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (37.79%) ITIL
2 59 (9.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 46 (7.07%) Change Management
4 43 (6.61%) Service Management
5 33 (5.07%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (4.92%) Load Balancing
6 32 (4.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 31 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 31 (4.76%) SIEM
8 30 (4.61%) Mentoring
9 29 (4.45%) ERP
10 27 (4.15%) Project Management
11 26 (3.99%) Network Design
12 24 (3.69%) DevOps
12 24 (3.69%) Migration
13 23 (3.53%) Configuration Management
14 20 (3.07%) CRM
15 18 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (2.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (15.67%) SQL
2 77 (11.83%) PowerShell
3 26 (3.99%) Java
4 23 (3.53%) C#
5 18 (2.76%) VBScript
6 17 (2.61%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.46%) VB
8 11 (1.69%) C++
9 10 (1.54%) Python
9 10 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.92%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.46%) C
12 3 (0.46%) PHP
13 2 (0.31%) VBA
14 1 (0.15%) Perl
14 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.15%) Ruby
14 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 104 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (12.29%) MCSE
3 69 (10.60%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (9.52%) MCP
4 62 (9.52%) MCSA
5 50 (7.68%) CCNA
5 50 (7.68%) Degree
6 18 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (2.61%) CCIE
7 17 (2.61%) CCNP
8 14 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 14 (2.15%) Security Cleared
9 13 (2.00%) MCITP
10 10 (1.54%) CCA
10 10 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (1.38%) A+ Certification
11 9 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.23%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.46%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (11.37%) SLA
2 14 (2.15%) QA
3 10 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.92%) WAI
6 2 (0.31%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 396 (60.83%) Active Directory
2 147 (22.58%) Hyper-V
3 133 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (6.30%) XenApp
5 35 (5.38%) vSphere
6 30 (4.61%) ProxySG
7 22 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.00%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.38%) Docker
12 5 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.61%) KVM
14 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.46%) Varnish
14 3 (0.46%) XenServer
15 2 (0.31%) Xen
16 1 (0.15%) Kamailio
16 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (5.53%) SCCM
2 34 (5.22%) SCOM
3 17 (2.61%) Nagios
3 17 (2.61%) WSUS
4 11 (1.69%) EdgeSight
5 9 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.38%) Puppet
5 9 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (1.23%) Ansible
6 8 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.77%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.77%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.77%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.46%) Plesk
9 3 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 352 (54.07%) Microsoft
2 288 (44.24%) VMware
3 190 (29.19%) Cisco
4 97 (14.90%) Citrix
5 64 (9.83%) HP
6 47 (7.22%) Juniper
7 41 (6.30%) Oracle
8 39 (5.99%) Veeam
9 33 (5.07%) CheckPoint
10 32 (4.92%) Palo Alto
11 31 (4.76%) Blue Coat
12 24 (3.69%) Dell
12 24 (3.69%) NetApp
12 24 (3.69%) Red Hat
13 19 (2.92%) Apple
14 18 (2.76%) F5
15 17 (2.61%) Riverbed
16 16 (2.46%) Symantec
17 15 (2.30%) EqualLogic
17 15 (2.30%) Lotus