Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 42 36
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 676 722 770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.12% 5.79% 5.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.65% 25.70% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 551 595 617
North West median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £51,750 £51,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £39,707 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +4.49% -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 2984 2809 3190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.58% 22.51% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2371 2334 2580
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -6 397 £30,000 -20.00% 29
Cheshire -19 148 £30,000 -6.25% 12
Merseyside -9 79 £42,500 +11.84% 2
Lancashire +11 48 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Cumbria -3 3 £24,500 -10.91% 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 675 (99.85%) Windows
2 397 (58.73%) Active Directory
3 347 (51.33%) Microsoft
4 303 (44.82%) VMware
5 245 (36.24%) ITIL
6 230 (34.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 215 (31.80%) Office 365
8 212 (31.36%) Cisco
9 205 (30.33%) MS Exchange
10 203 (30.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 175 (25.89%) Firewall
12 160 (23.67%) DNS
13 153 (22.63%) Hyper-V
14 141 (20.86%) Exchange Server 2010
15 134 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 132 (19.53%) Windows 7
17 116 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
18 115 (17.01%) TCP/IP
19 114 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
19 114 (16.86%) SQL
20 110 (16.27%) SAN
21 108 (15.98%) WAN
21 108 (15.98%) SQL Server
22 106 (15.68%) DHCP
23 101 (14.94%) Windows 10
24 98 (14.50%) LAN
25 97 (14.35%) Linux
26 92 (13.61%) Citrix
27 84 (12.43%) PowerShell
28 83 (12.28%) MCSE

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
1 205 (30.33%) MS Exchange
2 141 (20.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (5.62%) IIS
5 32 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 32 (4.73%) Skype for Business
6 28 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.33%) Apache
8 8 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.04%) Drupal
9 7 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.89%) WordPress
11 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.59%) GeoServer
13 3 (0.44%) Confluence
14 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.15%) Liferay
15 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 116 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.22%) 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
Business Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.04%) Sage CRM
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.44%) Epicor Tropos
4 3 (0.44%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 215 (31.80%) Office 365
2 57 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.96%) Mimecast
5 16 (2.37%) IaaS
6 10 (1.48%) PaaS
7 4 (0.59%) GitHub
8 3 (0.44%) CodePlex
8 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.15%) SaaS
10 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 175 (25.89%) Firewall
2 160 (23.67%) DNS
3 115 (17.01%) TCP/IP
4 110 (16.27%) SAN
5 108 (15.98%) WAN
6 106 (15.68%) DHCP
7 98 (14.50%) LAN
8 59 (8.73%) VPN
9 56 (8.28%) VLAN
10 45 (6.66%) Network Security
11 37 (5.47%) VoIP
12 26 (3.85%) MPLS
13 21 (3.11%) Junos
14 20 (2.96%) Internet
14 20 (2.96%) Skype
15 16 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (2.07%) Unified Communications
17 12 (1.78%) NetScaler
17 12 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
18 10 (1.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.85%) MySQL
3 20 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.89%) GIS
11 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.74%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.30%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.92%) JIRA
2 10 (1.48%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.89%) Selenium
4 5 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.44%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.44%) Subversion
7 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.15%) MSI
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (10.06%) Finance
2 40 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 27 (3.99%) Banking
5 26 (3.85%) Retail
6 19 (2.81%) Legal
7 11 (1.63%) Games
8 9 (1.33%) Back Office
8 9 (1.33%) Marketing
9 8 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.74%) Advertising
10 5 (0.74%) Law
11 4 (0.59%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Finance
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 142 (21.01%) Support Engineer
2 90 (13.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (12.13%) Analyst
4 73 (10.80%) IT Support
5 72 (10.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 69 (10.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 53 (7.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 51 (7.54%) Administrator
9 49 (7.25%) IT Engineer
10 48 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 47 (6.95%) Network Engineer
12 45 (6.66%) Support Analyst
13 43 (6.36%) 1st Line Support
13 43 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 39 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
15 38 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 35 (5.18%) Technical Support
17 31 (4.59%) IT Technician
18 29 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
19 27 (3.99%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.47%) .NET
2 15 (2.22%) HTML
3 12 (1.78%) Web Services
3 12 (1.78%) XML
4 11 (1.63%) ASP.NET
4 11 (1.63%) CSS
5 10 (1.48%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.18%) ODBC
6 8 (1.18%) RESTful
7 6 (0.89%) HTML5
7 6 (0.89%) SAP Basis
8 5 (0.74%) JSP
9 4 (0.59%) Java EE
9 4 (0.59%) JDBC
9 4 (0.59%) jQuery
10 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.44%) COM
10 3 (0.44%) WF
10 3 (0.44%) XSLT
11 2 (0.30%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 50 (7.40%) Driving Licence
3 27 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.70%) iPad
5 24 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.11%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.07%) Replication
8 11 (1.63%) Clustering
8 11 (1.63%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.63%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.48%) Life Science
10 9 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.18%) iPhone
12 6 (0.89%) Handset
12 6 (0.89%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.74%) NHS
13 5 (0.74%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 675 (99.85%) Windows
2 230 (34.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 203 (30.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 132 (19.53%) Windows 7
5 101 (14.94%) Windows 10
6 97 (14.35%) Linux
7 62 (9.17%) Windows 8
8 44 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (4.44%) Unix
10 14 (2.07%) HPUX
10 14 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.48%) Mac OS
11 10 (1.48%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.18%) Android
12 8 (1.18%) CentOS
13 6 (0.89%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.74%) AIX
15 3 (0.44%) Debian
16 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (36.24%) ITIL
2 53 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 49 (7.25%) Change Management
4 48 (7.10%) Service Management
5 35 (5.18%) CRM
5 35 (5.18%) ERP
5 35 (5.18%) Service Delivery
6 32 (4.73%) Mentoring
6 32 (4.73%) Problem Management
6 32 (4.73%) Project Management
7 30 (4.44%) DevOps
8 26 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 26 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
9 23 (3.40%) Load Balancing
9 23 (3.40%) Network Design
9 23 (3.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 22 (3.25%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (3.25%) SIEM
11 21 (3.11%) Migration
12 20 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 114 (16.86%) SQL
2 84 (12.43%) PowerShell
3 25 (3.70%) Java
4 22 (3.25%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.11%) C#
6 16 (2.37%) Shell Script
7 13 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.33%) C++
8 9 (1.33%) VBScript
9 7 (1.04%) PHP
10 6 (0.89%) ABAP
10 6 (0.89%) Python
10 6 (0.89%) VB
11 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.44%) VBA
13 2 (0.30%) C
14 1 (0.15%) JCL
14 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.15%) Ruby
14 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 114 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (12.28%) MCSE
3 77 (11.39%) MCP
4 74 (10.95%) MCSA
5 58 (8.58%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (8.58%) Degree
6 43 (6.36%) CCNA
7 19 (2.81%) MCITP
8 15 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (2.07%) CCNP
10 13 (1.92%) A+ Certification
11 12 (1.78%) Security Cleared
11 12 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.63%) CCIE
13 8 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.04%) CCA
14 7 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.04%) Master's Degree
14 7 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (11.09%) SLA
2 14 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.78%) QA
4 9 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.74%) GDPR
6 4 (0.59%) WAI
7 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 397 (58.73%) Active Directory
2 153 (22.63%) Hyper-V
3 134 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (5.47%) XenApp
5 26 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (3.11%) ProxySG
6 21 (3.11%) vSphere
7 11 (1.63%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.18%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.89%) Docker
9 6 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.44%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.30%) KVM
12 2 (0.30%) Xen
13 1 (0.15%) Kamailio
13 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (7.69%) SCCM
2 29 (4.29%) SCOM
3 18 (2.66%) Nagios
4 13 (1.92%) WSUS
5 11 (1.63%) EdgeSight
5 11 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 11 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.04%) Puppet
7 6 (0.89%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.74%) Ansible
8 5 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 347 (51.33%) Microsoft
2 303 (44.82%) VMware
3 212 (31.36%) Cisco
4 92 (13.61%) Citrix
5 53 (7.84%) HP
6 47 (6.95%) Oracle
7 44 (6.51%) Veeam
8 32 (4.73%) Juniper
9 26 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 23 (3.40%) CheckPoint
10 23 (3.40%) Palo Alto
11 22 (3.25%) Blue Coat
12 20 (2.96%) Apple
13 18 (2.66%) NetApp
13 18 (2.66%) Symantec
14 17 (2.51%) Dell
14 17 (2.51%) F5
15 14 (2.07%) EqualLogic
16 12 (1.78%) Sage
17 11 (1.63%) Riverbed