Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 56 58
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 453 547 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.56% 4.65% 5.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.76% 21.00% 22.51%
Number of salaries quoted 389 462 548
North West median annual salary £37,500 £34,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.91% +15.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%

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 2,182 2,605 2,999
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.98% 22.13% 22.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,680 2,072 2,379
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 -6 228 £37,500 +4.17% 78
Cheshire +10 116 £32,500 +4.84% 35
Merseyside -1 62 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Lancashire +1 34 £35,000 +15.70% 15
Cumbria -2 12 £32,000 - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 449 (99.12%) Windows
2 299 (66.00%) Active Directory
3 269 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 233 (51.43%) VMware
5 212 (46.80%) Office 365
6 180 (39.74%) Azure
7 158 (34.88%) DNS
8 147 (32.45%) Firewall
9 142 (31.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 129 (28.48%) Cisco
11 122 (26.93%) VMware Infrastructure
12 108 (23.84%) DHCP
13 100 (22.08%) Linux
14 98 (21.63%) MS Exchange
14 98 (21.63%) ITIL
15 91 (20.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 89 (19.65%) AWS
17 80 (17.66%) SQL Server
18 79 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
19 78 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
20 74 (16.34%) PowerShell
20 74 (16.34%) TCP/IP
21 73 (16.11%) LAN
21 73 (16.11%) Hyper-V
22 68 (15.01%) SCCM
23 67 (14.79%) WAN
23 67 (14.79%) SQL
23 67 (14.79%) Windows 10
24 64 (14.13%) VLAN
25 63 (13.91%) SAN

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 98 (21.63%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.15%) SharePoint
3 42 (9.27%) IIS
4 17 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.55%) Apache
7 7 (1.55%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.44%) CMS
10 2 (0.44%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.22%) Confluence
11 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
1 3 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.44%) Odoo
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.22%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 212 (46.80%) Office 365
2 180 (39.74%) Azure
3 89 (19.65%) AWS
4 28 (6.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (4.64%) IaaS
6 12 (2.65%) SaaS
7 11 (2.43%) GCP
7 11 (2.43%) PaaS
8 7 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.32%) Asana
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.66%) GitHub
10 3 (0.66%) Serverless
10 3 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.44%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 158 (34.88%) DNS
2 147 (32.45%) Firewall
3 108 (23.84%) DHCP
4 74 (16.34%) TCP/IP
5 73 (16.11%) LAN
6 67 (14.79%) WAN
7 64 (14.13%) VLAN
8 63 (13.91%) SAN
9 34 (7.51%) VPN
10 28 (6.18%) Wireless
11 24 (5.30%) Internet
11 24 (5.30%) Network Security
12 22 (4.86%) VoIP
13 16 (3.53%) NAS
14 15 (3.31%) MPLS
14 15 (3.31%) Unified Communications
15 14 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (2.43%) HTTP
17 10 (2.21%) WLAN
18 9 (1.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (17.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.21%) MySQL
2 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.55%) MS Access
6 5 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.10%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.88%) RavenDB
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.66%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.44%) Big Data
10 1 (0.22%) Redis
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.55%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.32%) JIRA
4 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.44%) GitLab
5 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (9.27%) Public Sector
2 28 (6.18%) Finance
3 19 (4.19%) Legal
4 17 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.21%) Retail
5 10 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.99%) Fire and Rescue
6 9 (1.99%) Police
7 6 (1.32%) Housing Association
8 5 (1.10%) Banking
9 4 (0.88%) Automotive
9 4 (0.88%) Law
10 3 (0.66%) Marketing
11 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 127 (28.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (11.92%) IT Engineer
2 54 (11.92%) Support Engineer
3 44 (9.71%) IT Support
4 42 (9.27%) Analyst
5 35 (7.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 33 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
7 32 (7.06%) Network Engineer
8 25 (5.52%) Server Engineer
9 24 (5.30%) Support Technician
10 21 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
11 20 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (4.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (3.97%) IT Support Engineer
14 17 (3.75%) IT Support Technician
14 17 (3.75%) IT Technician
15 16 (3.53%) Administrator
16 15 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.31%) Consultant
16 15 (3.31%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.42%) .NET
2 15 (3.31%) Web Services
3 13 (2.87%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.99%) CSS
4 9 (1.99%) HTML
5 8 (1.77%) jQuery
6 6 (1.32%) Ajax
7 4 (0.88%) SAML
8 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (0.66%) Autofac
8 3 (0.66%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (0.66%) WPF
9 2 (0.44%) COM
9 2 (0.44%) HTML5
9 2 (0.44%) LDAP
9 2 (0.44%) Middleware
10 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (5.30%) Driving Licence
5 15 (3.31%) User Experience
6 10 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.99%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.55%) Clustering
9 7 (1.55%) Replication
10 6 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.32%) Wiki
11 5 (1.10%) CCTV
11 5 (1.10%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.10%) NHS
11 5 (1.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.66%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 449 (99.12%) Windows
2 100 (22.08%) Linux
3 91 (20.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (14.79%) Windows 10
6 46 (10.15%) Windows 7
7 23 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (3.97%) CentOS
9 16 (3.53%) Android
10 15 (3.31%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.87%) Unix
11 13 (2.87%) Windows 8
12 12 (2.65%) Mac OS X
13 11 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.99%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.10%) Debian
16 4 (0.88%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.66%) SUSE
18 2 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (31.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 98 (21.63%) ITIL
3 79 (17.44%) Problem-Solving
4 55 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (8.61%) DevOps
6 36 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (7.28%) Mentoring
8 29 (6.40%) Migration
9 28 (6.18%) Change Management
9 28 (6.18%) Service Delivery
10 25 (5.52%) Project Delivery
11 24 (5.30%) Coaching
12 19 (4.19%) Data Protection
12 19 (4.19%) Problem Management
13 17 (3.75%) IT Strategy
13 17 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (3.53%) Configuration Management
14 16 (3.53%) Infrastructure as Code
14 16 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
14 16 (3.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (16.34%) PowerShell
2 67 (14.79%) SQL
3 20 (4.42%) Python
4 15 (3.31%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.87%) C#
6 8 (1.77%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.32%) Java
8 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.66%) ABAP
9 3 (0.66%) C
9 3 (0.66%) Ruby
9 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.66%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) C++
10 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (6.40%) CCNA
3 29 (6.40%) Degree
4 23 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 22 (4.86%) MCSA
6 20 (4.42%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.97%) MCSE
8 13 (2.87%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (2.65%) MCP
10 11 (2.43%) CCNP
11 8 (1.77%) RHCA
11 8 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.10%) HND
13 3 (0.66%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.66%) MCITP
13 3 (0.66%) VCAP
14 2 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.49%) SLA
2 10 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.32%) GDPR
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) QA
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 299 (66.00%) Active Directory
2 122 (26.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (16.11%) Hyper-V
4 44 (9.71%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (8.17%) vSphere
6 13 (2.87%) XenApp
7 9 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (1.77%) pfSense
8 8 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 7 (1.55%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.32%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.88%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.66%) vCloud
13 2 (0.44%) Docker
13 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 68 (15.01%) SCCM
2 26 (5.74%) WSUS
3 19 (4.19%) SCOM
4 18 (3.97%) Ansible
5 17 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (2.21%) Puppet
7 9 (1.99%) vRealize
8 7 (1.55%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.55%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (1.32%) Terraform
10 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.88%) Kibana
11 4 (0.88%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.88%) PingFederate
11 4 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 269 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 233 (51.43%) VMware
3 129 (28.48%) Cisco
4 59 (13.02%) Citrix
5 41 (9.05%) HP
6 31 (6.84%) NetApp
7 20 (4.42%) Dell
8 19 (4.19%) McAfee
9 17 (3.75%) Red Hat
10 15 (3.31%) Oracle
10 15 (3.31%) Palo Alto
10 15 (3.31%) Veeam
11 12 (2.65%) Juniper
12 11 (2.43%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.43%) Meraki
13 10 (2.21%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.99%) Aruba
14 9 (1.99%) CommVault
14 9 (1.99%) Fortinet
14 9 (1.99%) WatchGuard