Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 54 37
Rank change year-on-year -15 -17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 567 588 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.38% 4.78% 5.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.99% 21.33% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 471 490 536
North West median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 2,837 2,757 2,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.92% 22.40% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,238 2,272 2,218
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -6 328 £36,000 +2.86% 79
Cheshire -30 112 £34,000 +6.25% 27
Merseyside 0 76 £32,000 -22.42% 10
Lancashire +2 41 £23,250 -28.46% 6
Cumbria -2 9 £57,500 +116.98%
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 567 (100.00%) Windows
2 327 (57.67%) Active Directory
3 286 (50.44%) Microsoft
4 278 (49.03%) VMware
5 195 (34.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 188 (33.16%) Office 365
7 182 (32.10%) Hyper-V
7 182 (32.10%) ITIL
8 173 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 151 (26.63%) SQL Server
10 142 (25.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 139 (24.51%) Cisco
12 138 (24.34%) MS Exchange
13 127 (22.40%) Firewall
14 125 (22.05%) SQL
15 113 (19.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 111 (19.58%) WAN
17 109 (19.22%) Citrix
18 107 (18.87%) LAN
19 106 (18.69%) DNS
20 87 (15.34%) MCSE
21 85 (14.99%) Exchange Server 2010
22 82 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
22 82 (14.46%) SCCM
23 79 (13.93%) MCSA
23 79 (13.93%) Microsoft Office
23 79 (13.93%) TCP/IP
24 77 (13.58%) Finance
25 73 (12.87%) SAN
26 72 (12.70%) Problem-Solving

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
1 138 (24.34%) MS Exchange
2 85 (14.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 48 (8.47%) Skype for Business
5 47 (8.29%) IIS
6 40 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (7.05%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.94%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.23%) WordPress
9 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.88%) Drupal
11 4 (0.71%) CMS
11 4 (0.71%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (0.53%) Apache
12 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.53%) Confluence
13 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 79 (13.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.35%) Elite 3E
2 16 (2.82%) Workfront
3 4 (0.71%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 188 (33.16%) Office 365
2 82 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (4.23%) IaaS
5 7 (1.23%) Mimecast
6 6 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.06%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.88%) PaaS
8 4 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.53%) G Suite
9 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.35%) SaaS
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.18%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 127 (22.40%) Firewall
2 111 (19.58%) WAN
3 107 (18.87%) LAN
4 106 (18.69%) DNS
5 79 (13.93%) TCP/IP
6 73 (12.87%) SAN
7 63 (11.11%) DHCP
8 50 (8.82%) VPN
9 33 (5.82%) VLAN
10 29 (5.11%) Network Security
11 28 (4.94%) Skype
12 22 (3.88%) VoIP
13 18 (3.17%) Internet
14 15 (2.65%) WLAN
15 14 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
15 14 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (2.29%) MPLS
16 13 (2.29%) PBX
17 11 (1.94%) Unified Communications
18 9 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (26.63%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (4.59%) Oracle Database
4 23 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (3.53%) MySQL
5 20 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (1.59%) MS Access
8 9 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (1.41%) GIS
9 8 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.94%) JIRA
2 6 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.18%) gulp
6 1 (0.18%) Maven
6 1 (0.18%) Moq
6 1 (0.18%) MSI
6 1 (0.18%) MSTest
6 1 (0.18%) NUnit
6 1 (0.18%) Selenium
6 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) Subversion
6 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (13.58%) Finance
2 25 (4.41%) Retail
3 23 (4.06%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.35%) Banking
4 19 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.65%) Games
5 15 (2.65%) Legal
6 13 (2.29%) Automotive
7 6 (1.06%) Local Government
8 5 (0.88%) Advertising
9 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Back Office
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (21.34%) Support Engineer
2 82 (14.46%) Analyst
3 73 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 61 (10.76%) IT Support
5 59 (10.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 58 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (8.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 47 (8.29%) IT Engineer
8 44 (7.76%) Support Analyst
9 39 (6.88%) Applications Support
10 38 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 33 (5.82%) Administrator
12 32 (5.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 30 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
14 29 (5.11%) VMware Engineer
15 28 (4.94%) Developer
15 28 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
15 28 (4.94%) Service Analyst
16 27 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
16 27 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.88%) .NET
2 26 (4.59%) Web Services
3 21 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 12 (2.12%) HTML
5 10 (1.76%) CSS
6 8 (1.41%) SAP Basis
7 7 (1.23%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.06%) ODBC
9 5 (0.88%) J2EE
9 5 (0.88%) XML
10 4 (0.71%) JSF
11 3 (0.53%) jQuery
11 3 (0.53%) JSON
11 3 (0.53%) JSP
11 3 (0.53%) SOAP
12 2 (0.35%) COM
12 2 (0.35%) HTML5
12 2 (0.35%) LDAP
12 2 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 36 (6.35%) Data Centre
4 26 (4.59%) Driving Licence
5 25 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.88%) Clustering
7 20 (3.53%) Replication
8 11 (1.94%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.88%) NHS
13 5 (0.88%) PKI
14 4 (0.71%) iPhone
14 4 (0.71%) User Experience
15 3 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
15 3 (0.53%) iPad
16 2 (0.35%) Public Cloud
16 2 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 567 (100.00%) Windows
2 195 (34.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 173 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (12.52%) Windows 7
5 68 (11.99%) Windows 10
6 66 (11.64%) Linux
7 21 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (3.35%) Unix
9 18 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.65%) Windows 8
11 13 (2.29%) Mac OS X
12 12 (2.12%) HPUX
13 10 (1.76%) CentOS
14 8 (1.41%) Solaris
15 7 (1.23%) AIX
16 6 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.71%) Android
19 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
19 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (32.10%) ITIL
2 72 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (10.58%) Service Management
5 46 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (7.23%) Problem Management
7 39 (6.88%) CRM
8 37 (6.53%) Change Management
9 35 (6.17%) Incident Management
9 35 (6.17%) Mentoring
10 31 (5.47%) Configuration Management
10 31 (5.47%) Service Delivery
11 29 (5.11%) Migration
12 28 (4.94%) Project Management
12 28 (4.94%) Statistics
13 25 (4.41%) Presales
14 24 (4.23%) DevOps
15 21 (3.70%) Change Control
16 20 (3.53%) ERP
16 20 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 125 (22.05%) SQL
2 71 (12.52%) PowerShell
3 40 (7.05%) T-SQL
4 30 (5.29%) Java
4 30 (5.29%) VBA
5 14 (2.47%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.29%) C#
6 13 (2.29%) Python
7 10 (1.76%) PHP
8 8 (1.41%) ABAP
8 8 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.41%) VBScript
9 7 (1.23%) C
10 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.88%) VB
11 3 (0.53%) Ruby
12 2 (0.35%) C++
12 2 (0.35%) VC++
13 1 (0.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 113 (19.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (15.34%) MCSE
3 79 (13.93%) MCSA
4 71 (12.52%) MCP
5 34 (6.00%) Security Cleared
6 30 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (4.94%) Degree
8 25 (4.41%) CCNA
9 21 (3.70%) CCNP
10 16 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (2.12%) MCITP
12 9 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.41%) SC Cleared
14 6 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.06%) MCTS
15 5 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.88%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.88%) ISEB
16 4 (0.71%) CCA
17 3 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (12.17%) SLA
2 14 (2.47%) QA
3 13 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.41%) GDPR
4 8 (1.41%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 327 (57.67%) Active Directory
2 182 (32.10%) Hyper-V
3 142 (25.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (7.23%) XenApp
5 24 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (4.06%) vSphere
7 16 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 15 (2.65%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.59%) Firmware
10 6 (1.06%) Docker
10 6 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.71%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.53%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.53%) XenServer
13 2 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.35%) NFS
13 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 82 (14.46%) SCCM
2 24 (4.23%) SCOM
3 11 (1.94%) WSUS
4 10 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.59%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.23%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.23%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.06%) Ansible
8 6 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.71%) Puppet
11 3 (0.53%) Consul
11 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 286 (50.44%) Microsoft
2 278 (49.03%) VMware
3 139 (24.51%) Cisco
4 109 (19.22%) Citrix
5 53 (9.35%) HP
5 53 (9.35%) Oracle
6 48 (8.47%) Veeam
7 38 (6.70%) SAP
8 29 (5.11%) Dell
9 25 (4.41%) IBM
10 23 (4.06%) SolarWinds
11 22 (3.88%) NetApp
12 16 (2.82%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.65%) Intapp
13 15 (2.65%) Remedy
13 15 (2.65%) Reuters
14 14 (2.47%) Google
15 13 (2.29%) Capita
16 12 (2.12%) Motorola
17 10 (1.76%) EMC