Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
England > North West
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 61 69
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 -18
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 390 444 575
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 4.91% 4.35% 4.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.41% 20.29% 19.66%
Number of salaries quoted 336 390 495
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.68% +4.41% -2.46%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,100
90th Percentile £59,375 £52,500 £57,500
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 1,666 2,188 2,925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.99% 21.46% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,315 1,702 2,302
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the North West over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 +7 181 £40,000 +6.67% 45
Cheshire +23 120 £37,500 +15.38% 19
Merseyside -2 54 £50,000 +42.86% 14
Lancashire -3 22 £35,000 +22.81% 11
Cumbria -12 7 £32,500 - 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 390 (100.00%) Windows
2 220 (56.41%) Active Directory
3 202 (51.79%) Microsoft
4 187 (47.95%) VMware
5 169 (43.33%) Azure
6 152 (38.97%) Office 365
7 137 (35.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 124 (31.79%) Firewall
9 108 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 105 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 95 (24.36%) Linux
12 92 (23.59%) DNS
13 91 (23.33%) Cisco
14 80 (20.51%) ITIL
14 80 (20.51%) AWS
15 78 (20.00%) SQL Server
16 77 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 72 (18.46%) Citrix
18 68 (17.44%) Windows Server 2016
19 66 (16.92%) PowerShell
20 64 (16.41%) SQL
21 61 (15.64%) MS Exchange
22 59 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
23 58 (14.87%) DHCP
24 52 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
24 52 (13.33%) Hyper-V
25 51 (13.08%) SCCM
26 50 (12.82%) Windows 10
27 49 (12.56%) SAN
27 49 (12.56%) Finance

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 61 (15.64%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.74%) IIS
3 31 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 28 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.79%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.54%) Apache
7 6 (1.54%) Confluence
7 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.28%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.03%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.77%) Drupal
10 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.51%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 169 (43.33%) Azure
2 152 (38.97%) Office 365
3 80 (20.51%) AWS
4 20 (5.13%) IaaS
5 16 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (4.10%) PaaS
5 16 (4.10%) SaaS
6 14 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (3.59%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (2.82%) Amazon S3
9 9 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.54%) GitHub
11 5 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.77%) AWS CodeBuild
13 3 (0.77%) AWS CodePipeline
13 3 (0.77%) WhatsApp
14 2 (0.51%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 124 (31.79%) Firewall
2 92 (23.59%) DNS
3 58 (14.87%) DHCP
4 49 (12.56%) SAN
5 43 (11.03%) WAN
6 41 (10.51%) LAN
7 37 (9.49%) TCP/IP
8 33 (8.46%) VLAN
9 32 (8.21%) VPN
10 25 (6.41%) VoIP
11 24 (6.15%) Internet
11 24 (6.15%) Network Security
12 18 (4.62%) NetScaler
13 15 (3.85%) NAS
14 14 (3.59%) MPLS
14 14 (3.59%) Wireless
15 11 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (2.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (3.08%) MySQL
4 11 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.28%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.77%) Redis
7 3 (0.77%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.51%) Power BI
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
2 16 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.59%) Bitbucket
3 14 (3.59%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.05%) JIRA
4 8 (2.05%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.26%) GitLab
General
1 49 (12.56%) Finance
2 30 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 15 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.56%) Legal
4 10 (2.56%) Retail
5 5 (1.28%) Fire and Rescue
5 5 (1.28%) Police
6 4 (1.03%) Banking
7 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 116 (29.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (13.08%) Analyst
3 46 (11.79%) Support Engineer
4 44 (11.28%) IT Engineer
5 42 (10.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 41 (10.51%) IT Support
7 26 (6.67%) IT Technician
8 24 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 24 (6.15%) Team Leader
9 23 (5.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
10 20 (5.13%) Support Analyst
10 20 (5.13%) Support Technician
11 19 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (4.10%) Server Engineer
14 15 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
15 14 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support
15 14 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.79%) Web Services
2 3 (0.77%) .NET
2 3 (0.77%) LDAP
2 3 (0.77%) SAML
3 1 (0.26%) COM
3 1 (0.26%) HTML
3 1 (0.26%) J2EE
3 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.72%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.08%) Clustering
6 10 (2.56%) Life Science
6 10 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.28%) CCTV
8 5 (1.28%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
9 4 (1.03%) Replication
9 4 (1.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 390 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 95 (24.36%) Linux
4 77 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (17.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 50 (12.82%) Windows 10
7 41 (10.51%) Windows 7
8 18 (4.62%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.33%) Unix
11 11 (2.82%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (1.03%) CentOS
13 2 (0.51%) AIX
13 2 (0.51%) Android
13 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.51%) Solaris
13 2 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (35.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (20.51%) ITIL
3 59 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (10.77%) Mentoring
6 26 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 25 (6.41%) DevOps
8 24 (6.15%) Configuration Management
9 23 (5.90%) Service Delivery
10 22 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (5.64%) High Availability
10 22 (5.64%) Release Management
11 21 (5.38%) Server Virtualisation
12 20 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (5.13%) Server Management
12 20 (5.13%) Service Management
13 18 (4.62%) Analytics
14 17 (4.36%) Change Management
15 16 (4.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 64 (16.41%) SQL
3 22 (5.64%) Python
4 12 (3.08%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.28%) Java
6 5 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.03%) C
8 3 (0.77%) ABAP
8 3 (0.77%) VBScript
9 2 (0.51%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.21%) MCSE
3 31 (7.95%) Degree
4 22 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (5.13%) CCNA
6 18 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (3.33%) MCSA
8 11 (2.82%) Security Cleared
8 11 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.31%) A+ Certification
9 9 (2.31%) MCP
10 8 (2.05%) MCITP
11 7 (1.79%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.54%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (1.03%) Master's Degree
14 4 (1.03%) MCTS
15 3 (0.77%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.77%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.49%) SLA
2 15 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.31%) GDPR
4 4 (1.03%) QA
5 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 220 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 108 (27.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 34 (8.72%) vSphere
5 31 (7.95%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (7.69%) XenApp
7 21 (5.38%) XenDesktop
8 18 (4.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.05%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.28%) vCloud
11 5 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.03%) Docker
13 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.51%) Xen
14 1 (0.26%) KVM
14 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 51 (13.08%) SCCM
2 26 (6.67%) Terraform
3 25 (6.41%) Puppet
4 23 (5.90%) Ansible
5 14 (3.59%) SCOM
6 12 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (3.08%) vRealize
6 12 (3.08%) WSUS
7 10 (2.56%) XenMobile
8 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (1.79%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.77%) Nagios
12 3 (0.77%) Pacemaker
13 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.51%) OpenView
Vendors
1 202 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 187 (47.95%) VMware
3 91 (23.33%) Cisco
4 72 (18.46%) Citrix
5 31 (7.95%) HP
6 22 (5.64%) NetApp
7 19 (4.87%) Oracle
8 15 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 15 (3.85%) Veeam
9 14 (3.59%) EMC
10 13 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (2.82%) Palo Alto
12 10 (2.56%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.56%) McAfee
13 9 (2.31%) Apple
13 9 (2.31%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.05%) Actuate
14 8 (2.05%) SAP
15 7 (1.79%) Dell
16 5 (1.28%) Symantec