The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 690 565 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.40% 14.95% 14.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.52% 59.92% 57.47%
Number of salaries quoted 595 479 577
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Windows
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1007 943 1091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.94% 24.95% 26.04%
Number of salaries quoted 854 820 996
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Manchester region.

Windows Salary Trend in Manchester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Manchester

Windows
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +4 60 £32,500 +3.17% 4
Wigan +8 35 £27,000 -25.00% 5
Cheadle +1 14 £37,000 +29.82% 2
Altrincham -2 14 £43,000 +11.68%
Salford -4 14 £38,000 +52.00% 3
Bolton -7 11 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Oldham +2 7 £42,500 +44.06% 2
Rochdale +2 6 £17,250 -2.81% 5
Sale -8 1 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Bury -13 1 £41,430 +65.72% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £45,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 480 (36.12%) Microsoft
2 376 (28.29%) Active Directory
3 338 (25.43%) SQL Server
4 328 (24.68%) VMware
5 309 (23.25%) SQL
6 297 (22.35%) .NET
7 256 (19.26%) Linux
7 256 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 246 (18.51%) C#
9 239 (17.98%) ITIL
10 226 (17.01%) HTML
11 225 (16.93%) MS Excel
12 217 (16.33%) Finance
13 213 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 210 (15.80%) Citrix
15 202 (15.20%) MS Exchange
16 200 (15.05%) ASP.NET
17 194 (14.60%) JavaScript
18 185 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
19 180 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
20 169 (12.72%) Cisco
21 167 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
22 159 (11.96%) Hyper-V
23 158 (11.89%) CSS
24 154 (11.59%) MS Office
25 148 (11.14%) Firewall
26 143 (10.76%) Windows 7
27 142 (10.68%) Web Services
28 140 (10.53%) Degree
29 138 (10.38%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 202 (15.20%) MS Exchange
2 138 (10.38%) IIS
3 107 (8.05%) SharePoint
4 65 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (4.14%) WebSphere
6 52 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 39 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (2.78%) WebLogic
9 35 (2.63%) Tomcat
10 33 (2.48%) Apache
11 27 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 26 (1.96%) CMS
13 24 (1.81%) Lync
14 22 (1.66%) Umbraco
15 19 (1.43%) IBM Notes
15 19 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (1.05%) WordPress
18 13 (0.98%) Confluence
18 13 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 225 (16.93%) MS Excel
2 154 (11.59%) MS Office
3 29 (2.18%) Photoshop
4 17 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
6 10 (0.75%) InDesign
7 5 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.15%) MS Project
8 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.075%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.30%) Magento
4 3 (0.23%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.23%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.15%) Line 100
6 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.075%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.075%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.075%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.075%) Exstream
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 69 (5.19%) Office 365
2 63 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.53%) GitHub
5 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.38%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.15%) SaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.15%) Route 53
9 1 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.075%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.075%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (11.14%) Firewall
2 137 (10.31%) SAN
3 122 (9.18%) TCP/IP
4 120 (9.03%) DNS
5 111 (8.35%) WAN
6 99 (7.45%) LAN
7 70 (5.27%) DHCP
8 61 (4.59%) VPN
9 50 (3.76%) HTTP
10 49 (3.69%) Internet
11 48 (3.61%) NAS
12 35 (2.63%) VoIP
13 31 (2.33%) VLAN
14 30 (2.26%) Network Security
15 21 (1.58%) iSCSI
16 18 (1.35%) NetScaler
16 18 (1.35%) Wireless
17 17 (1.28%) FTP
18 15 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
19 14 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (25.43%) SQL Server
2 73 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (5.42%) Relational Database
4 58 (4.36%) MySQL
5 52 (3.91%) Oracle Database
6 39 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.96%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
10 24 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (1.43%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (1.28%) Hazelcast
13 14 (1.05%) Big Data
13 14 (1.05%) DB2
14 12 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
15 10 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 64 (4.82%) Visual Studio
2 35 (2.63%) NUnit
3 30 (2.26%) Maven
3 30 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (2.18%) Git (software)
5 23 (1.73%) JUnit
6 22 (1.66%) Selenium
7 21 (1.58%) Eclipse
7 21 (1.58%) Subversion
8 20 (1.50%) JIRA
9 19 (1.43%) Jenkins
10 15 (1.13%) Mercurial
11 11 (0.83%) Ant
12 10 (0.75%) Gradle
13 9 (0.68%) Grunt
13 9 (0.68%) MSBuild
13 9 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
14 8 (0.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 7 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 217 (16.33%) Finance
2 38 (2.86%) Law
3 36 (2.71%) Retail
4 32 (2.41%) Banking
5 27 (2.03%) Marketing
6 25 (1.88%) Legal
7 20 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.35%) Back Office
9 16 (1.20%) Games
10 15 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.83%) German Language
12 6 (0.45%) Advertising
13 5 (0.38%) Automotive
13 5 (0.38%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.38%) Turkish Language
14 4 (0.30%) Electronics
15 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.23%) Billing
16 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 321 (24.15%) Developer
2 226 (17.01%) Analyst
3 118 (8.88%) Support Engineer
4 114 (8.58%) .NET Developer
5 87 (6.55%) Support Analyst
6 79 (5.94%) C# Developer
7 76 (5.72%) Team Leader
7 76 (5.72%) Software Developer
8 66 (4.97%) IT Support
9 64 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 60 (4.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 54 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 52 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
13 49 (3.69%) Service Analyst
14 48 (3.61%) Consultant
15 47 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
16 45 (3.39%) Architect
17 43 (3.24%) Administrator
18 41 (3.09%) Tester
18 41 (3.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (22.35%) .NET
2 226 (17.01%) HTML
3 200 (15.05%) ASP.NET
4 158 (11.89%) CSS
5 142 (10.68%) Web Services
6 105 (7.90%) XML
7 78 (5.87%) jQuery
8 76 (5.72%) HTML5
9 61 (4.59%) .NET Framework
10 57 (4.29%) XSLT
11 48 (3.61%) RESTful
12 46 (3.46%) WCF
13 41 (3.09%) JMS
14 37 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
15 34 (2.56%) WinForms
16 33 (2.48%) Middleware
17 31 (2.33%) Servlets
18 29 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
19 26 (1.96%) Java EE
20 24 (1.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.51%) Mobile App
3 58 (4.36%) User Experience
4 52 (3.91%) Blackberry
5 48 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.48%) Clustering
7 32 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.58%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.50%) Animation
11 19 (1.43%) Replication
12 17 (1.28%) Tandem
12 17 (1.28%) iPhone
13 16 (1.20%) N-Tier
14 15 (1.13%) 3D Graphics
14 15 (1.13%) IBM Mainframe
15 14 (1.05%) FlexPod
16 11 (0.83%) Mathematics
17 10 (0.75%) iPad
18 7 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 256 (19.26%) Linux
1 256 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 185 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 180 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 143 (10.76%) Windows 7
5 116 (8.73%) UNIX
6 108 (8.13%) Android
7 79 (5.94%) Apple iOS
8 68 (5.12%) Windows 8
9 67 (5.04%) Windows XP
10 62 (4.67%) Windows Phone
11 58 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (2.18%) Solaris
13 28 (2.11%) AIX
14 22 (1.66%) Windows Phone 8
15 19 (1.43%) Windows Vista
15 19 (1.43%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.28%) Windows 2000
17 16 (1.20%) HPUX
17 16 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (17.98%) ITIL
2 167 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (8.73%) Project Management
4 113 (8.50%) Software Engineering
5 97 (7.30%) OO
6 91 (6.85%) Mentoring
7 71 (5.34%) MVC
8 70 (5.27%) Scrum
9 62 (4.67%) Service Delivery
10 56 (4.21%) Problem Management
11 55 (4.14%) Change Management
12 54 (4.06%) ERP
13 50 (3.76%) E-Commerce
13 50 (3.76%) Migration
14 46 (3.46%) Web Development
15 45 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
15 45 (3.39%) Coaching
16 43 (3.24%) OOP
16 43 (3.24%) Incident Management
17 41 (3.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 309 (23.25%) SQL
2 246 (18.51%) C#
3 194 (14.60%) JavaScript
4 111 (8.35%) VB.NET
5 110 (8.28%) Java
6 55 (4.14%) PowerShell
7 50 (3.76%) C++
8 41 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 41 (3.09%) VB
9 38 (2.86%) C
10 33 (2.48%) PHP
11 24 (1.81%) XPath
12 21 (1.58%) Perl
12 21 (1.58%) Python
13 16 (1.20%) VBScript
13 16 (1.20%) Objective-C
14 15 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.05%) Ruby
16 10 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 140 (10.53%) Degree
2 135 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (6.62%) MCSE
4 57 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (4.21%) CCNA
6 53 (3.99%) Citrix Certification
6 53 (3.99%) MCITP
7 47 (3.54%) CCA
7 47 (3.54%) MCP
8 45 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (2.93%) MCSA
9 39 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
10 38 (2.86%) Security Cleared
11 31 (2.33%) MCTS
12 29 (2.18%) SC Cleared
13 18 (1.35%) ISTQB
13 18 (1.35%) ISEB
14 15 (1.13%) NCIE
15 12 (0.90%) VCAP
15 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.36%) QA
2 56 (4.21%) SLA
3 25 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.75%) WAI
5 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.15%) BS7799
7 1 (0.075%) GMP
7 1 (0.075%) GLP
System Software
1 376 (28.29%) Active Directory
2 213 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (11.96%) Hyper-V
4 77 (5.79%) XenApp
5 49 (3.69%) vSphere
6 45 (3.39%) XenDesktop
7 23 (1.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 19 (1.43%) MetaFrame
9 17 (1.28%) VMware ESX
10 16 (1.20%) XenServer
11 13 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.98%) KVM
11 13 (0.98%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.75%) Xen
14 9 (0.68%) NFS
15 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.30%) vCloud
17 3 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
17 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (2.78%) SCCM
2 27 (2.03%) Backup Exec
3 19 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (1.35%) SCOM
5 14 (1.05%) WSUS
6 13 (0.98%) Tivoli
7 12 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.83%) Puppet
9 10 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.60%) SCDPM
10 8 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (0.53%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.45%) Ansible
13 5 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.38%) Nagios
14 4 (0.30%) DameWare
15 3 (0.23%) ARCserve
15 3 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
15 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 480 (36.12%) Microsoft
2 328 (24.68%) VMware
3 210 (15.80%) Citrix
4 169 (12.72%) Cisco
5 127 (9.56%) Oracle
6 108 (8.13%) HP
7 61 (4.59%) NetApp
8 60 (4.51%) Red Hat
9 57 (4.29%) Symantec
10 49 (3.69%) IBM
11 41 (3.09%) CheckPoint
12 39 (2.93%) Dell
13 38 (2.86%) EMC
13 38 (2.86%) Apple
14 31 (2.33%) Juniper
15 22 (1.66%) Sitecore
16 21 (1.58%) Lotus
17 20 (1.50%) McAfee
18 16 (1.20%) CA
18 16 (1.20%) Adobe
Manchester, Lancashire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Greater Manchester
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call and bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, on call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + On call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Wow
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus package
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum £DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago