Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 59 64
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -19
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 557 590 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.30% 4.70% 4.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.34% 22.23% 20.17%
Number of salaries quoted 488 485 507
North West median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £50,550
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2,198 2,654 2,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.90% 21.12% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,634 2,109 2,445
North West median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +3 301 £36,000 -1.37% 94
Cheshire +25 137 £37,500 +10.29% 34
Merseyside +5 64 £42,500 +31.78% 15
Lancashire -16 41 £27,500 +10.00% 18
Cumbria +15 13 - - 4
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 552 (99.10%) Windows
2 365 (65.53%) Active Directory
3 340 (61.04%) Microsoft
4 283 (50.81%) VMware
5 231 (41.47%) Office 365
6 201 (36.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 196 (35.19%) DNS
8 182 (32.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 159 (28.55%) Firewall
10 158 (28.37%) Cisco
11 157 (28.19%) ITIL
12 155 (27.83%) Linux
13 147 (26.39%) PowerShell
14 146 (26.21%) DHCP
15 135 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 132 (23.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 126 (22.62%) MS Exchange
18 121 (21.72%) Hyper-V
19 119 (21.36%) SQL Server
20 112 (20.11%) SQL
20 112 (20.11%) Problem-Solving
20 112 (20.11%) Windows 10
21 109 (19.57%) TCP/IP
22 106 (19.03%) WAN
22 106 (19.03%) Amazon AWS
23 101 (18.13%) LAN
24 90 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
25 87 (15.62%) Finance
26 83 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification
27 82 (14.72%) Microsoft Office

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
1 126 (22.62%) MS Exchange
2 62 (11.13%) IIS
3 51 (9.16%) SharePoint
4 36 (6.46%) Apache
5 25 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (4.13%) Tomcat
7 18 (3.23%) Skype for Business
8 16 (2.87%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.44%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.54%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.36%) nginx
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 82 (14.72%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) HipChat
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.62%) Odoo
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.72%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (0.54%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) iTrent
4 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 231 (41.47%) Office 365
2 201 (36.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (19.03%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.33%) GitHub
7 10 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.80%) IaaS
8 6 (1.08%) Asana
8 6 (1.08%) SaaS
9 5 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.90%) Serverless
9 5 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.72%) PaaS
10 4 (0.72%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.54%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.54%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 196 (35.19%) DNS
2 159 (28.55%) Firewall
3 146 (26.21%) DHCP
4 109 (19.57%) TCP/IP
5 106 (19.03%) WAN
6 101 (18.13%) LAN
7 82 (14.72%) VLAN
8 72 (12.93%) SAN
9 50 (8.98%) VPN
10 40 (7.18%) Internet
11 36 (6.46%) VoIP
12 29 (5.21%) Wireless
13 28 (5.03%) Network Security
14 25 (4.49%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (4.49%) MPLS
15 17 (3.05%) HTTP
16 16 (2.87%) BGP
16 16 (2.87%) OSPF
17 14 (2.51%) Skype
17 14 (2.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (21.36%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (4.13%) MySQL
5 13 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
7 10 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.90%) MS Access
9 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.72%) Power BI
10 4 (0.72%) RavenDB
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 16 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.51%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.80%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.44%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.72%) JIRA
9 3 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.36%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.36%) GitLab
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 87 (15.62%) Finance
2 22 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.23%) Retail
5 15 (2.69%) Legal
6 13 (2.33%) Banking
7 12 (2.15%) Law
8 5 (0.90%) Back Office
9 3 (0.54%) Games
9 3 (0.54%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (21.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (13.82%) Support Engineer
3 76 (13.64%) IT Engineer
4 73 (13.11%) Analyst
5 62 (11.13%) IT Support
6 60 (10.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 45 (8.08%) Network Engineer
8 34 (6.10%) Administrator
9 33 (5.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 29 (5.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 29 (5.21%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (5.03%) Support Analyst
13 26 (4.67%) Support Technician
14 25 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
14 25 (4.49%) Server Engineer
14 25 (4.49%) Service Desk Engineer
14 25 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
15 24 (4.31%) IT Support Engineer
15 24 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.03%) .NET
2 14 (2.51%) Web Services
3 13 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 11 (1.97%) Ajax
4 11 (1.97%) HTML
5 10 (1.80%) CSS
6 9 (1.62%) jQuery
7 8 (1.44%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.72%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (0.72%) HTML5
10 3 (0.54%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.54%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.36%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.36%) REST
11 2 (0.36%) SAML
12 1 (0.18%) .NET Core
12 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
12 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (8.44%) Data Centre
2 47 (8.44%) Driving Licence
3 45 (8.08%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (5.57%) PKI
5 17 (3.05%) Replication
6 16 (2.87%) User Experience
7 15 (2.69%) EMC VNX
8 13 (2.33%) Public Cloud
9 12 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.44%) FMCG
11 7 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.08%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.08%) iPhone
12 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.90%) Clustering
13 5 (0.90%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.90%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 552 (99.10%) Windows
2 182 (32.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 155 (27.83%) Linux
4 112 (20.11%) Windows 10
5 90 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (13.82%) Windows 7
7 29 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (5.03%) CentOS
9 26 (4.67%) Mac OS X
10 17 (3.05%) Android
11 16 (2.87%) Ubuntu
12 15 (2.69%) Apple iOS
12 15 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (2.69%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.15%) Unix
14 9 (1.62%) Debian
15 5 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.54%) SUSE
16 3 (0.54%) VMS
17 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (28.19%) ITIL
2 132 (23.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 112 (20.11%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (10.77%) DevOps
6 58 (10.41%) ITIL V3
7 49 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (7.72%) Problem Management
9 36 (6.46%) Server Management
10 35 (6.28%) Mentoring
11 32 (5.75%) Migration
12 31 (5.57%) Coaching
12 31 (5.57%) Release Management
13 28 (5.03%) Patch Management
13 28 (5.03%) Service Delivery
13 28 (5.03%) Workflow
14 27 (4.85%) High Availability
15 26 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (4.49%) Deployment Automation
17 23 (4.13%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (26.39%) PowerShell
2 112 (20.11%) SQL
3 39 (7.00%) Python
4 37 (6.64%) T-SQL
5 36 (6.46%) Bash Shell
6 17 (3.05%) C#
7 13 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.62%) VB.NET
9 8 (1.44%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.26%) Java
11 5 (0.90%) Ruby
12 3 (0.54%) VB
12 3 (0.54%) VBScript
13 2 (0.36%) C
13 2 (0.36%) PHP
14 1 (0.18%) C++
14 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (9.69%) Degree
3 46 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (6.28%) CCNA
4 35 (6.28%) MCSA
4 35 (6.28%) MCSE
5 25 (4.49%) CCNP
6 19 (3.41%) MCP
7 16 (2.87%) Security Cleared
8 14 (2.51%) SC Cleared
9 12 (2.15%) RHCA
10 10 (1.80%) DBS Check
10 10 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.62%) MCITP
11 9 (1.62%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (1.26%) CCIE
13 4 (0.72%) HND
13 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 2 (0.36%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.10%) SLA
2 19 (3.41%) GDPR
2 19 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (1.62%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.44%) ISO 22301
6 7 (1.26%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 365 (65.53%) Active Directory
2 135 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (21.72%) Hyper-V
4 65 (11.67%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (8.44%) vSphere
6 23 (4.13%) Virtual Servers
7 22 (3.95%) XenApp
8 13 (2.33%) Terminal Services
9 12 (2.15%) pfSense
10 11 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.62%) Docker
12 7 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (1.26%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.72%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.36%) vCloud
16 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 56 (10.05%) SCCM
2 33 (5.92%) WSUS
3 25 (4.49%) Ansible
4 20 (3.59%) Puppet
5 19 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.33%) SCOM
7 11 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.62%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.62%) Terraform
9 7 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.08%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.90%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.90%) Grafana
11 5 (0.90%) Kibana
11 5 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 340 (61.04%) Microsoft
2 283 (50.81%) VMware
3 158 (28.37%) Cisco
4 70 (12.57%) Citrix
5 35 (6.28%) HP
5 35 (6.28%) Red Hat
6 27 (4.85%) Dell
6 27 (4.85%) IBM
6 27 (4.85%) NetApp
7 23 (4.13%) Palo Alto
8 22 (3.95%) Veeam
9 21 (3.77%) Meraki
9 21 (3.77%) WatchGuard
10 17 (3.05%) EMC
10 17 (3.05%) Oracle
11 16 (2.87%) McAfee
12 14 (2.51%) Juniper
12 14 (2.51%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.15%) Aruba
13 12 (2.15%) CommVault