Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 45 33
Rank change year-on-year -13 -12 +15
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 641 676 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.04% 5.48% 6.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.55% 24.60% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 535 553 579
North West median annual salary £31,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.43% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,750 £21,195
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%

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 2,974 2,748 3,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.39% 22.29% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,342 2,280 2,439
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,700 £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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +2 371 £30,000 -15.49% 73
Cheshire -27 139 £32,000 -1.54% 30
Merseyside +2 86 £39,500 -4.24% 22
Lancashire +5 37 £27,500 -8.33% 11
Cumbria 0 7 £41,375 +53.24% 4
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 640 (99.84%) Windows
2 380 (59.28%) Active Directory
3 325 (50.70%) Microsoft
4 318 (49.61%) VMware
5 239 (37.29%) Office 365
6 231 (36.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 218 (34.01%) ITIL
8 211 (32.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 204 (31.83%) Cisco
10 199 (31.05%) MS Exchange
11 192 (29.95%) Hyper-V
12 173 (26.99%) Firewall
13 149 (23.24%) DNS
14 146 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2010
15 143 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 115 (17.94%) Windows 7
17 114 (17.78%) SQL Server
18 112 (17.47%) WAN
19 111 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
20 104 (16.22%) SQL
21 103 (16.07%) LAN
22 102 (15.91%) Citrix
23 101 (15.76%) TCP/IP
24 100 (15.60%) DHCP
24 100 (15.60%) SAN
25 93 (14.51%) Microsoft Office
26 92 (14.35%) Windows 10
27 85 (13.26%) Linux
28 84 (13.10%) SCCM
29 82 (12.79%) SLA

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
1 199 (31.05%) MS Exchange
2 146 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (9.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (6.71%) Skype for Business
5 41 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 41 (6.40%) SharePoint
6 33 (5.15%) IIS
7 11 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.40%) Apache
9 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.78%) Drupal
10 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.78%) WordPress
11 4 (0.62%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.31%) Confluence
12 2 (0.31%) GeoServer
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 93 (14.51%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.31%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.31%) Workfront
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 239 (37.29%) Office 365
2 71 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.65%) Mimecast
5 10 (1.56%) IaaS
6 6 (0.94%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.62%) GitHub
7 4 (0.62%) PaaS
8 3 (0.47%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 173 (26.99%) Firewall
2 149 (23.24%) DNS
3 112 (17.47%) WAN
4 103 (16.07%) LAN
5 101 (15.76%) TCP/IP
6 100 (15.60%) DHCP
6 100 (15.60%) SAN
7 61 (9.52%) VPN
8 46 (7.18%) VLAN
9 33 (5.15%) Network Security
10 27 (4.21%) VoIP
11 22 (3.43%) Internet
11 22 (3.43%) Skype
12 21 (3.28%) MPLS
13 16 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (1.56%) Unified Communications
15 10 (1.56%) WLAN
16 9 (1.40%) PBX
17 8 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.90%) MySQL
3 23 (3.59%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (1.56%) GIS
9 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.40%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (2.34%) JIRA
2 9 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.62%) Subversion
4 4 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.47%) Selenium
6 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.16%) gulp
6 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) MSI
6 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 65 (10.14%) Finance
2 31 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 30 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.59%) Banking
5 20 (3.12%) Retail
6 16 (2.50%) Legal
7 13 (2.03%) Games
8 8 (1.25%) Automotive
8 8 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.09%) Back Office
10 6 (0.94%) Advertising
10 6 (0.94%) Law
11 5 (0.78%) Marketing
12 3 (0.47%) Billing
13 2 (0.31%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (22.78%) Support Engineer
2 83 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (12.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 81 (12.64%) Analyst
5 72 (11.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 72 (11.23%) IT Support
6 55 (8.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 52 (8.11%) IT Engineer
8 51 (7.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 50 (7.80%) Administrator
10 45 (7.02%) Support Analyst
11 44 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 41 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 41 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
13 36 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
14 35 (5.46%) VMware Engineer
15 30 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
16 28 (4.37%) Service Desk Engineer
17 27 (4.21%) IT Support Engineer
17 27 (4.21%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.15%) .NET
2 19 (2.96%) Web Services
3 12 (1.87%) .NET Framework
3 12 (1.87%) ASP.NET
3 12 (1.87%) XML
4 10 (1.56%) CSS
4 10 (1.56%) HTML
4 10 (1.56%) ODBC
5 8 (1.25%) SAP Basis
6 7 (1.09%) JSP
7 5 (0.78%) J2EE
7 5 (0.78%) jQuery
7 5 (0.78%) RESTful
7 5 (0.78%) SOAP
8 4 (0.62%) JSF
9 3 (0.47%) COM
9 3 (0.47%) Java EE
9 3 (0.47%) JDBC
9 3 (0.47%) WF
9 3 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 44 (6.86%) Driving Licence
3 27 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.65%) iPad
6 15 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.34%) Replication
7 10 (1.56%) Clustering
7 10 (1.56%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.25%) iPhone
8 8 (1.25%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.09%) Life Science
9 7 (1.09%) NHS
10 5 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.78%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.47%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.47%) Online Games
11 3 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 640 (99.84%) Windows
2 231 (36.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 211 (32.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 115 (17.94%) Windows 7
5 92 (14.35%) Windows 10
6 85 (13.26%) Linux
7 42 (6.55%) Windows 8
8 34 (5.30%) Unix
9 30 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (3.43%) HPUX
11 14 (2.18%) Mac OS X
11 14 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.56%) AIX
12 10 (1.56%) CentOS
13 8 (1.25%) Solaris
14 7 (1.09%) Android
15 6 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.94%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (34.01%) ITIL
2 50 (7.80%) Service Management
3 47 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (6.08%) Problem Management
5 37 (5.77%) Mentoring
6 35 (5.46%) Change Management
6 35 (5.46%) Service Delivery
7 34 (5.30%) Incident Management
8 33 (5.15%) CRM
9 29 (4.52%) DevOps
10 25 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (3.90%) Project Management
11 20 (3.12%) ERP
12 18 (2.81%) Coaching
12 18 (2.81%) Migration
13 16 (2.50%) Configuration Management
14 15 (2.34%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (2.18%) Network Design
15 14 (2.18%) Proactive Monitoring
15 14 (2.18%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (16.22%) SQL
2 74 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 30 (4.68%) Java
4 23 (3.59%) C#
5 22 (3.43%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.34%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.18%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.56%) PHP
9 9 (1.40%) VBA
9 9 (1.40%) VBScript
10 8 (1.25%) ABAP
11 7 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.78%) C
13 3 (0.47%) C++
13 3 (0.47%) Python
13 3 (0.47%) VB
14 1 (0.16%) JCL
14 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (11.54%) MCP
2 74 (11.54%) MCSE
3 69 (10.76%) MCSA
4 40 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (5.77%) Degree
6 32 (4.99%) CCNA
7 24 (3.74%) MCITP
8 22 (3.43%) Security Cleared
9 17 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.87%) A+ Certification
11 10 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.25%) CCNP
13 6 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (0.94%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.62%) CCA
15 4 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.62%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (12.79%) SLA
2 11 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.72%) QA
3 9 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.40%) GDPR
4 7 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.31%) WAI
7 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 380 (59.28%) Active Directory
2 192 (29.95%) Hyper-V
3 143 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (6.08%) XenApp
5 30 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (3.12%) vSphere
7 14 (2.18%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.25%) ProxySG
9 8 (1.25%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.62%) Docker
11 4 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.47%) NFS
12 3 (0.47%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.47%) XenServer
13 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.16%) vCloud
14 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 84 (13.10%) SCCM
2 24 (3.74%) SCOM
3 15 (2.34%) WSUS
4 9 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.25%) Data Guard
5 8 (1.25%) Nagios
6 7 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.94%) Puppet
7 6 (0.94%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.78%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.47%) WMI
11 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 325 (50.70%) Microsoft
2 318 (49.61%) VMware
3 204 (31.83%) Cisco
4 102 (15.91%) Citrix
5 61 (9.52%) HP
6 49 (7.64%) Veeam
7 45 (7.02%) Oracle
8 22 (3.43%) Apple
8 22 (3.43%) Red Hat
9 19 (2.96%) Dell
10 17 (2.65%) NetApp
10 17 (2.65%) SAP
11 14 (2.18%) Capita
12 13 (2.03%) 3PAR
12 13 (2.03%) IBM
13 12 (1.87%) Google
14 11 (1.72%) Juniper
14 11 (1.72%) Palo Alto
15 10 (1.56%) iManage
15 10 (1.56%) Remedy