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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 574 639 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.92% 15.74% 15.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 66.42% 58.51%
Number of salaries quoted 443 510 508
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,550 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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
902 962 1022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.45% 23.69% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 729 791 884
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +7 32 £35,000 +27.27% 12
Bolton +17 30 £30,000 +57.89% 4
Rochdale +16 30 £45,000 +16.88% 4
Altrincham +2 19 £40,000 -13.04% 2
Salford -8 9 £26,000 -45.26% 3
Oldham +1 7 £21,000 -40.00% 4
Cheadle 0 7 £36,250 -9.37% 3
Wigan +1 4 £21,500 -21.81% 2
Bury +7 2 £27,500 +15.78%
Audenshaw - 2 £25,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 419 (39.45%) Microsoft
2 353 (33.24%) VMware
3 336 (31.64%) SQL Server
4 333 (31.36%) Active Directory
5 236 (22.22%) SQL
6 235 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
7 215 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 197 (18.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 194 (18.27%) Citrix
10 192 (18.08%) MS Exchange
11 190 (17.89%) MS Excel
12 180 (16.95%) Linux
13 176 (16.57%) ITIL
14 172 (16.20%) C#
14 172 (16.20%) Windows 7
15 164 (15.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 159 (14.97%) DNS
17 157 (14.78%) SAN
18 151 (14.22%) .NET
18 151 (14.22%) Finance
19 146 (13.75%) Cisco
20 136 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
21 131 (12.34%) Degree
22 123 (11.58%) Web Services
23 119 (11.21%) Firewall
23 119 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
24 117 (11.02%) MS Office
24 117 (11.02%) DHCP
25 116 (10.92%) Hyper-V
26 112 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 192 (18.08%) MS Exchange
2 96 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (8.29%) SharePoint
4 62 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (4.99%) IIS
6 45 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (3.30%) WebLogic
8 34 (3.20%) WebSphere
9 27 (2.54%) Lync
10 26 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (1.88%) Apache
12 16 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (1.13%) Drupal
14 11 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.75%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.66%) GlassFish
18 6 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
18 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
18 6 (0.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 190 (17.89%) MS Excel
2 117 (11.02%) MS Office
3 9 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.47%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.094%) Agresso
5 1 (0.094%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.094%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.094%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 102 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (4.52%) Office 365
3 43 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.26%) IBM PureFlex
5 11 (1.04%) SaaS
6 8 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.38%) IaaS
9 2 (0.19%) GitHub
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 159 (14.97%) DNS
2 157 (14.78%) SAN
3 119 (11.21%) Firewall
4 117 (11.02%) DHCP
5 105 (9.89%) TCP/IP
6 96 (9.04%) LAN
7 91 (8.57%) WAN
8 79 (7.44%) VPN
9 66 (6.21%) Internet
10 53 (4.99%) VoIP
11 36 (3.39%) Wireless
12 27 (2.54%) VLAN
13 25 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (2.26%) NAS
15 23 (2.17%) Broadband
16 19 (1.79%) WLAN
16 19 (1.79%) Ethernet
17 18 (1.69%) FTP
18 17 (1.60%) SNMP
19 15 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 90 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 41 (3.86%) Oracle Database
7 34 (3.20%) MySQL
8 32 (3.01%) RDBMS
9 25 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (2.26%) DB2
10 24 (2.26%) Oracle Exadata
11 13 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.13%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
15 8 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.66%) Big Data
17 6 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 65 (6.12%) NUnit
2 51 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (2.54%) Visual Studio
5 26 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 22 (2.07%) JIRA
7 21 (1.98%) Selenium
7 21 (1.98%) Subversion
8 19 (1.79%) MSI
9 18 (1.69%) MSTest
10 17 (1.60%) Moq
11 15 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
12 11 (1.04%) HP UFT
13 10 (0.94%) JUnit
14 8 (0.75%) Ant
14 8 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (0.75%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.75%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.66%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.66%) FitNesse
General
1 151 (14.22%) Finance
2 45 (4.24%) Retail
3 38 (3.58%) Law
4 36 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.73%) Legal
6 19 (1.79%) Banking
7 18 (1.69%) Games
8 16 (1.51%) Advertising
9 12 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.85%) Automotive
11 9 (0.85%) Marketing
12 8 (0.75%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.56%) Publishing
14 5 (0.47%) Back Office
15 2 (0.19%) Electronics
15 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.094%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 195 (18.36%) Developer
2 141 (13.28%) Analyst
3 92 (8.66%) Support Engineer
4 74 (6.97%) Architect
5 68 (6.40%) Support Analyst
6 65 (6.12%) Software Developer
7 64 (6.03%) IT Support
8 62 (5.84%) Consultant
9 60 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 60 (5.65%) C# Developer
10 59 (5.56%) .NET Developer
11 53 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 50 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
13 34 (3.20%) Software Engineer
13 34 (3.20%) Agile C# Developer
14 33 (3.11%) DBA
15 32 (3.01%) Senior Developer
15 32 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
15 32 (3.01%) SQL DBA
16 31 (2.92%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (14.22%) .NET
2 123 (11.58%) Web Services
3 95 (8.95%) XML
4 84 (7.91%) HTML
5 73 (6.87%) WCF
6 70 (6.59%) ASP.NET
7 69 (6.50%) CSS
8 66 (6.21%) WPF
9 63 (5.93%) LINQ
10 57 (5.37%) REST
11 49 (4.61%) Middleware
12 45 (4.24%) SOAP
13 42 (3.95%) jQuery
14 37 (3.48%) MSMQ
15 35 (3.30%) HTML5
16 33 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
17 32 (3.01%) WinForms
18 30 (2.82%) .NET Framework
19 25 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
20 24 (2.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (9.70%) Data Centre
3 54 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 53 (4.99%) Replication
5 39 (3.67%) Clustering
5 39 (3.67%) iPhone
6 35 (3.30%) Client/Server
7 34 (3.20%) Computer Science
8 31 (2.92%) FlexPod
9 29 (2.73%) Management Information System
10 27 (2.54%) Mobile App
11 25 (2.35%) iPad
12 22 (2.07%) Statistics
13 19 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
14 17 (1.60%) Mathematics
15 16 (1.51%) Fat Client
15 16 (1.51%) Thin Client
16 15 (1.41%) User Experience
17 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
18 12 (1.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 197 (18.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 180 (16.95%) Linux
3 172 (16.20%) Windows 7
4 164 (15.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 80 (7.53%) Windows 8
6 80 (7.53%) Android
7 74 (6.97%) UNIX
8 62 (5.84%) Apple iOS
9 49 (4.61%) Windows XP
10 46 (4.33%) AIX
11 37 (3.48%) Solaris
12 34 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (3.01%) HPUX
14 30 (2.82%) SUSE
15 27 (2.54%) Mac OS X
16 25 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
17 24 (2.26%) zOS
17 24 (2.26%) OS/400
18 20 (1.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (16.57%) ITIL
3 110 (10.36%) TDD
4 78 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (7.34%) Mentoring
5 70 (6.59%) Scrum
6 63 (5.93%) Software Engineering
7 62 (5.84%) SDLC
8 60 (5.65%) UML
9 58 (5.46%) Coaching
10 53 (4.99%) Project Management
11 52 (4.90%) Incident Management
12 46 (4.33%) Service Management
13 45 (4.24%) Change Control
14 44 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
14 44 (4.14%) OO
14 44 (4.14%) Business Continuity
15 43 (4.05%) Service Delivery
16 41 (3.86%) MVC
16 41 (3.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 236 (22.22%) SQL
2 172 (16.20%) C#
3 75 (7.06%) C++
4 74 (6.97%) Java
5 72 (6.78%) JavaScript
6 63 (5.93%) PowerShell
7 45 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 41 (3.86%) VBA
9 32 (3.01%) C
10 27 (2.54%) Perl
10 27 (2.54%) PHP
11 24 (2.26%) VB
12 22 (2.07%) Python
13 20 (1.88%) VBScript
14 18 (1.69%) VB.NET
15 16 (1.51%) Ruby
16 11 (1.04%) VC++
17 8 (0.75%) ActionScript
18 7 (0.66%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 136 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (12.34%) Degree
3 72 (6.78%) MCSE
4 68 (6.40%) MCITP
5 45 (4.24%) MCSA
6 41 (3.86%) MCP
7 40 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 37 (3.48%) CCNA
10 26 (2.45%) Security Cleared
11 25 (2.35%) ISEB
11 25 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
12 23 (2.17%) CCA
13 21 (1.98%) MCTS
14 16 (1.51%) CCNP
15 14 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.32%) NCDA
16 13 (1.22%) ISTQB
17 11 (1.04%) SC Cleared
17 11 (1.04%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.97%) SLA
2 43 (4.05%) QA
3 13 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.19%) WAI
7 1 (0.094%) COBIT
System Software
1 333 (31.36%) Active Directory
2 215 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (10.92%) Hyper-V
4 58 (5.46%) XenDesktop
5 51 (4.80%) XenApp
6 41 (3.86%) vSphere
7 29 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (2.35%) KVM
9 24 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (2.26%) VMware ESX
9 24 (2.26%) XenServer
10 15 (1.41%) VMware Server
11 9 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.66%) vCloud
13 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.47%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.38%) Firmware
15 4 (0.38%) pfSense
16 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 54 (5.08%) SCCM
2 24 (2.26%) Tivoli
3 16 (1.51%) Puppet
4 13 (1.22%) SCOM
5 12 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (1.04%) WSUS
7 8 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.75%) SCOrch
7 8 (0.75%) cPanel
8 7 (0.66%) XenMobile
8 7 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.66%) Nagios
9 5 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.38%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.38%) Plesk
10 4 (0.38%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 419 (39.45%) Microsoft
2 353 (33.24%) VMware
3 194 (18.27%) Citrix
4 146 (13.75%) Cisco
5 94 (8.85%) Oracle
6 92 (8.66%) HP
7 76 (7.16%) NetApp
8 44 (4.14%) Symantec
8 44 (4.14%) EMC
9 41 (3.86%) IBM
10 39 (3.67%) Red Hat
11 30 (2.82%) Dell
11 30 (2.82%) AppSense
12 28 (2.64%) Brocade
13 27 (2.54%) Juniper
13 27 (2.54%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.26%) BMC
14 24 (2.26%) CA
15 23 (2.17%) Symbian
16 22 (2.07%) McAfee
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