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

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 57 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 602 648 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.12% 5.05% 5.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.28% 21.80% 25.18%
Number of salaries quoted 495 539 559
North West median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.67% +7.46%
10th Percentile £20,250 £20,000 £21,200
90th Percentile £58,750 £48,750 £51,900
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.30%

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 2,586 2,973 2,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.98% 23.17% 22.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,068 2,414 2,208
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 October 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 October 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 -4 351 £35,750 +19.17% 60
Cheshire +3 148 £32,750 +9.17% 28
Merseyside +11 66 £32,500 -17.72% 25
Lancashire -3 33 £31,000 +8.77% 9
Cumbria +5 3 - - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 601 (99.83%) Windows
2 359 (59.63%) Active Directory
3 336 (55.81%) VMware
4 291 (48.34%) Microsoft
5 244 (40.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 210 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 188 (31.23%) Office 365
8 171 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 161 (26.74%) MS Exchange
10 155 (25.75%) Hyper-V
11 146 (24.25%) DNS
12 145 (24.09%) ITIL
13 135 (22.43%) Cisco
14 130 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 126 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
16 120 (19.93%) Citrix
17 118 (19.60%) Firewall
18 117 (19.44%) DHCP
19 112 (18.60%) SQL
20 110 (18.27%) SQL Server
21 109 (18.11%) SAN
22 96 (15.95%) Linux
23 95 (15.78%) SharePoint
24 94 (15.61%) Windows 10
25 92 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
26 87 (14.45%) TCP/IP
27 84 (13.95%) LAN
28 83 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
29 82 (13.62%) Exchange Server 2013
29 82 (13.62%) Windows 7

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
1 161 (26.74%) MS Exchange
2 95 (15.78%) SharePoint
3 92 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (13.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 61 (10.13%) IIS
6 45 (7.48%) Skype for Business
7 18 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.99%) Apache
9 11 (1.83%) Confluence
10 10 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.66%) WordPress
14 2 (0.33%) CMS
14 2 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.17%) Drupal
15 1 (0.17%) JBoss
15 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 74 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 188 (31.23%) Office 365
2 126 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (4.82%) IaaS
5 11 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.50%) GitHub
7 4 (0.66%) PaaS
8 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.50%) G Suite
8 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.50%) SaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.33%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.17%) NuGet
10 1 (0.17%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 146 (24.25%) DNS
2 118 (19.60%) Firewall
3 117 (19.44%) DHCP
4 109 (18.11%) SAN
5 87 (14.45%) TCP/IP
6 84 (13.95%) LAN
7 81 (13.46%) WAN
8 44 (7.31%) Network Security
9 41 (6.81%) VPN
10 40 (6.64%) VoIP
11 25 (4.15%) Internet
12 24 (3.99%) Skype
13 22 (3.65%) VLAN
14 18 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
14 18 (2.99%) SSL
15 17 (2.82%) MPLS
15 17 (2.82%) Wireless
16 15 (2.49%) Unified Communications
17 14 (2.33%) HTTP
17 14 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.16%) MySQL
5 14 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.50%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.83%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.33%) GIS
15 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.33%) JIRA
3 10 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.66%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.50%) Subversion
6 3 (0.50%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.33%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.17%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.17%) Grunt
8 1 (0.17%) gulp
8 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.17%) Selenium
8 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.17%) WiX
General
1 58 (9.63%) Finance
2 27 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.99%) Retail
4 15 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.50%) Banking
6 7 (1.16%) Law
7 5 (0.83%) Publishing
8 4 (0.66%) Games
8 4 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.50%) Back Office
9 3 (0.50%) Legal
9 3 (0.50%) Marketing
10 2 (0.33%) Billing
10 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 133 (22.09%) Support Engineer
2 117 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (13.62%) Analyst
4 69 (11.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 60 (9.97%) IT Support
6 56 (9.30%) IT Engineer
7 43 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 37 (6.15%) Service Desk Engineer
10 36 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 36 (5.98%) Service Analyst
11 35 (5.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 35 (5.81%) Infrastructure Support
11 35 (5.81%) Support Analyst
12 34 (5.65%) IT Manager
13 33 (5.48%) IT Support Engineer
14 32 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
14 32 (5.32%) VMware Engineer
15 31 (5.15%) Server Engineer
16 29 (4.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.65%) .NET
2 24 (3.99%) Web Services
3 22 (3.65%) HTML
4 12 (1.99%) CSS
5 8 (1.33%) Ajax
5 8 (1.33%) XML
6 7 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.16%) jQuery
7 6 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.83%) JSON
9 4 (0.66%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.66%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.66%) HTML5
9 4 (0.66%) SOAP
10 3 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (0.50%) LDAP
10 3 (0.50%) REST
10 3 (0.50%) WCF
10 3 (0.50%) WPF
11 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
1 44 (7.31%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.48%) Driving Licence
3 30 (4.98%) Clustering
4 24 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.99%) Replication
7 11 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.00%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.00%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.83%) PKI
10 5 (0.83%) User Experience
11 4 (0.66%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.66%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.50%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 601 (99.83%) Windows
2 244 (40.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 210 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (15.95%) Linux
5 94 (15.61%) Windows 10
6 82 (13.62%) Windows 7
7 34 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (2.99%) Mac OS
10 16 (2.66%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.49%) CentOS
11 15 (2.49%) Unix
12 10 (1.66%) Android
13 7 (1.16%) SUSE
14 6 (1.00%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.66%) Debian
15 4 (0.66%) Solaris
16 3 (0.50%) AIX
16 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.50%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (24.09%) ITIL
2 130 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 83 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (8.97%) Service Management
5 50 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (7.97%) Mentoring
7 44 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 41 (6.81%) DevOps
8 41 (6.81%) Problem Management
9 36 (5.98%) Incident Management
10 35 (5.81%) Coaching
10 35 (5.81%) Service Delivery
11 34 (5.65%) Tech Ops
12 30 (4.98%) Change Management
13 29 (4.82%) Project Management
14 26 (4.32%) Migration
14 26 (4.32%) Server Management
15 22 (3.65%) Configuration Management
15 22 (3.65%) ITIL V3
16 20 (3.32%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 112 (18.60%) SQL
2 45 (7.48%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.82%) Python
4 21 (3.49%) T-SQL
5 19 (3.16%) C#
6 15 (2.49%) Perl
7 13 (2.16%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.16%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.83%) Java
9 10 (1.66%) PHP
10 8 (1.33%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.83%) C
11 5 (0.83%) VBScript
12 4 (0.66%) Ruby
13 3 (0.50%) C++
13 3 (0.50%) VBA
14 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (7.81%) MCSE
3 39 (6.48%) MCP
4 36 (5.98%) CCNA
4 36 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (4.65%) Degree
6 27 (4.49%) MCSA
7 25 (4.15%) Security Cleared
8 19 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (2.99%) CCNP
10 14 (2.33%) DBS Check
10 14 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.50%) MCITP
12 8 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.33%) MCTS
13 7 (1.16%) CCIE
14 6 (1.00%) SC Cleared
15 5 (0.83%) VCP5
16 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.81%) SLA
2 25 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.49%) GDPR
4 14 (2.33%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.00%) QA
6 4 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 359 (59.63%) Active Directory
2 171 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (25.75%) Hyper-V
4 53 (8.80%) XenApp
5 52 (8.64%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (7.31%) XenDesktop
7 36 (5.98%) vSphere
8 16 (2.66%) Terminal Services
9 15 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.83%) VMware Server
12 8 (1.33%) Docker
12 8 (1.33%) XenServer
13 7 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.16%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 5 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.50%) KVM
15 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (8.14%) SCCM
2 20 (3.32%) WSUS
3 17 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.66%) Puppet
5 14 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 14 (2.33%) SCOM
6 13 (2.16%) vCenter Server
7 12 (1.99%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.33%) Ansible
8 8 (1.33%) Nagios
9 7 (1.16%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.00%) vRealize
11 5 (0.83%) Foglight
11 5 (0.83%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.83%) SmoothWall
12 4 (0.66%) cPanel
12 4 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.66%) Terraform
13 3 (0.50%) Consul
13 3 (0.50%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 336 (55.81%) VMware
2 291 (48.34%) Microsoft
3 135 (22.43%) Cisco
4 120 (19.93%) Citrix
5 44 (7.31%) HP
6 41 (6.81%) Veeam
7 32 (5.32%) Red Hat
8 31 (5.15%) NetApp
9 29 (4.82%) Dell
10 25 (4.15%) SolarWinds
11 24 (3.99%) Avaya
12 21 (3.49%) Oracle
13 18 (2.99%) Atlassian
14 17 (2.82%) Nimble Storage
14 17 (2.82%) Remedy
15 15 (2.49%) EMC
16 12 (1.99%) McAfee
17 11 (1.83%) Fortinet
17 11 (1.83%) Google
17 11 (1.83%) IBM