Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 63 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 -19 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 593 601 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.72% 4.56% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.28% 20.22% 24.06%
Number of salaries quoted 487 505 511
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £20,250 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,700 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -

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 2,661 2,973 2,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.16% 22.58% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,116 2,431 2,100
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +4 349 £37,000 -1.33% 63
Cheshire -2 134 £34,000 +8.80% 27
Merseyside +14 62 £32,250 -19.38% 11
Lancashire +10 44 £25,000 -23.08% 9
Cumbria -2 4 £60,000 +126.42% 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 593 (100.00%) Windows
2 350 (59.02%) Active Directory
3 300 (50.59%) Microsoft
4 292 (49.24%) VMware
5 227 (38.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 202 (34.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 194 (32.72%) Office 365
8 171 (28.84%) Hyper-V
9 166 (27.99%) ITIL
10 165 (27.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 151 (25.46%) MS Exchange
12 149 (25.13%) SQL Server
13 131 (22.09%) Cisco
14 127 (21.42%) Microsoft Azure
15 123 (20.74%) SQL
16 115 (19.39%) Citrix
17 112 (18.89%) Firewall
18 111 (18.72%) DNS
19 107 (18.04%) Microsoft Certification
20 103 (17.37%) LAN
21 100 (16.86%) WAN
22 98 (16.53%) SAN
23 94 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
24 88 (14.84%) Linux
25 86 (14.50%) Exchange Server 2010
26 84 (14.17%) MCSE
27 83 (14.00%) TCP/IP
28 81 (13.66%) Microsoft Office
29 80 (13.49%) Finance
30 79 (13.32%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 151 (25.46%) MS Exchange
2 86 (14.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (13.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (9.61%) IIS
4 57 (9.61%) SharePoint
5 49 (8.26%) Skype for Business
6 21 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.52%) WordPress
9 7 (1.18%) Confluence
9 7 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.01%) Apache
11 5 (0.84%) CMS
11 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.67%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.34%) Drupal
14 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 81 (13.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (2.70%) Workfront
2 15 (2.53%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 194 (32.72%) Office 365
2 127 (21.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (5.56%) IaaS
5 8 (1.35%) PaaS
6 5 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.84%) SaaS
7 4 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.67%) GitHub
7 4 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.67%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.51%) G Suite
9 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.34%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.17%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 112 (18.89%) Firewall
2 111 (18.72%) DNS
3 103 (17.37%) LAN
4 100 (16.86%) WAN
5 98 (16.53%) SAN
6 83 (14.00%) TCP/IP
7 78 (13.15%) DHCP
8 52 (8.77%) Network Security
9 38 (6.41%) VPN
10 30 (5.06%) VLAN
11 28 (4.72%) Skype
12 25 (4.22%) Internet
12 25 (4.22%) VoIP
13 16 (2.70%) Wireless
14 15 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
15 14 (2.36%) MPLS
16 13 (2.19%) VSAN
17 12 (2.02%) SSL
17 12 (2.02%) Unified Communications
18 10 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (25.13%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (2.19%) MySQL
6 13 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.35%) MS Access
11 7 (1.18%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
16 2 (0.34%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 28 (4.72%) JIRA
2 13 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.51%) Subversion
7 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.17%) Grunt
9 1 (0.17%) gulp
9 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.17%) Moq
9 1 (0.17%) MSTest
9 1 (0.17%) WiX
General
1 80 (13.49%) Finance
2 33 (5.56%) Retail
3 17 (2.87%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.70%) Banking
5 15 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.52%) Games
7 8 (1.35%) Legal
8 7 (1.18%) Automotive
8 7 (1.18%) Law
9 6 (1.01%) Local Government
10 5 (0.84%) Publishing
11 4 (0.67%) Back Office
11 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Marketing
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (19.06%) Support Engineer
2 84 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 81 (13.66%) Analyst
4 53 (8.94%) IT Engineer
5 52 (8.77%) IT Support
6 48 (8.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (7.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 41 (6.91%) Support Analyst
9 39 (6.58%) Applications Support
10 38 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
11 36 (6.07%) Service Analyst
12 35 (5.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 31 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 31 (5.23%) Developer
14 29 (4.89%) 1st Line Support
14 29 (4.89%) Service Desk Engineer
15 28 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 27 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
17 26 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
18 25 (4.22%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.24%) .NET
2 23 (3.88%) .NET Framework
3 22 (3.71%) Web Services
4 16 (2.70%) HTML
5 12 (2.02%) CSS
6 7 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.01%) HTML5
8 4 (0.67%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.67%) jQuery
8 4 (0.67%) JSON
8 4 (0.67%) LDAP
8 4 (0.67%) WCF
8 4 (0.67%) XML
9 3 (0.51%) Ajax
9 3 (0.51%) WPF
10 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.34%) COM
10 2 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 36 (6.07%) Driving Licence
5 30 (5.06%) Clustering
6 29 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
7 13 (2.19%) Replication
8 9 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.84%) NHS
10 5 (0.84%) PKI
10 5 (0.84%) User Experience
11 4 (0.67%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.67%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.67%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.51%) iPad
12 3 (0.51%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.34%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 593 (100.00%) Windows
2 227 (38.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 202 (34.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (14.84%) Linux
5 70 (11.80%) Windows 10
6 68 (11.47%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.70%) Unix
10 15 (2.53%) Mac OS
11 12 (2.02%) CentOS
12 11 (1.85%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.52%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.18%) SUSE
14 7 (1.18%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.84%) Solaris
16 3 (0.51%) AIX
16 3 (0.51%) Android
16 3 (0.51%) HPUX
16 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (27.99%) ITIL
2 94 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
3 71 (11.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 56 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (9.44%) Service Management
5 39 (6.58%) Mentoring
6 38 (6.41%) DevOps
7 36 (6.07%) Problem Management
7 36 (6.07%) Project Management
8 35 (5.90%) Configuration Management
8 35 (5.90%) Service Delivery
9 32 (5.40%) Incident Management
10 31 (5.23%) Tech Ops
11 30 (5.06%) Presales
12 29 (4.89%) Migration
12 29 (4.89%) Statistics
13 28 (4.72%) Change Management
14 23 (3.88%) E-Commerce
15 22 (3.71%) CRM
15 22 (3.71%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 123 (20.74%) SQL
2 61 (10.29%) PowerShell
3 40 (6.75%) T-SQL
4 30 (5.06%) Python
5 27 (4.55%) VBA
6 15 (2.53%) Java
7 13 (2.19%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.85%) C#
8 11 (1.85%) Perl
9 6 (1.01%) C
9 6 (1.01%) PHP
10 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.67%) Ruby
11 3 (0.51%) VB
12 2 (0.34%) C++
12 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.34%) VC++
13 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (18.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (14.17%) MCSE
3 70 (11.80%) MCP
4 66 (11.13%) MCSA
5 39 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (6.24%) CCNA
7 36 (6.07%) Degree
8 34 (5.73%) Security Cleared
9 28 (4.72%) CCNP
10 20 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.85%) DBS Check
13 9 (1.52%) MCITP
14 7 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.18%) MCTS
15 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.84%) VCP5
16 4 (0.67%) CISSP
16 4 (0.67%) SC Cleared
17 3 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.93%) SLA
2 17 (2.87%) GDPR
2 17 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.85%) QA
5 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.51%) PMO
7 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 350 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 171 (28.84%) Hyper-V
3 165 (27.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (6.91%) XenApp
5 39 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (5.23%) vSphere
7 22 (3.71%) XenDesktop
8 18 (3.04%) Terminal Services
9 14 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.85%) Docker
10 11 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.69%) Firmware
12 9 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (1.35%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.67%) XenServer
15 3 (0.51%) KVM
15 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.51%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (6.41%) SCCM
2 23 (3.88%) SCOM
3 17 (2.87%) WSUS
4 13 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.85%) Puppet
6 10 (1.69%) Ansible
6 10 (1.69%) vCenter Server
7 9 (1.52%) FortiGate
7 9 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.18%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.18%) vRealize
10 6 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.84%) SmoothWall
11 5 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.84%) Terraform
12 4 (0.67%) Consul
12 4 (0.67%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.67%) Packer
Vendors
1 300 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 292 (49.24%) VMware
3 131 (22.09%) Cisco
4 115 (19.39%) Citrix
5 44 (7.42%) Veeam
6 43 (7.25%) HP
7 40 (6.75%) Oracle
8 28 (4.72%) SolarWinds
9 27 (4.55%) Dell
9 27 (4.55%) NetApp
10 23 (3.88%) SAP
11 19 (3.20%) Red Hat
12 17 (2.87%) Avaya
13 16 (2.70%) EMC
14 15 (2.53%) IBM
14 15 (2.53%) Intapp
14 15 (2.53%) Remedy
14 15 (2.53%) Reuters
15 13 (2.19%) Meraki
16 11 (1.85%) Fortinet