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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 578 679 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.49% 17.19% 14.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.51% 66.18% 56.07%
Number of salaries quoted 496 576 481
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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
869 1026 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.29% 25.97% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 716 898 837
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +9 53 £37,500 +4.16% 14
Rochdale 0 29 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Cheadle -2 22 £47,500 +21.79% 3
Bolton +6 17 £25,000 -46.80% 1
Altrincham -1 13 £31,500 -16.00% 6
Oldham 0 11 £24,000 +6.66% 2
Salford +8 10 £20,000 -28.57% 2
Wigan +4 7 £23,913 -13.04% 1
Sale 0 3 £22,000 -34.81% 1
Bury +2 2 £32,500 +35.41% 3
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 466 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 371 (31.57%) SQL Server
3 365 (31.06%) Windows Server
4 345 (29.36%) Active Directory
5 300 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
6 283 (24.09%) VMware
7 250 (21.28%) SQL
8 237 (20.17%) C#
9 224 (19.06%) ITIL
10 219 (18.64%) Finance
11 209 (17.79%) Linux
12 205 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 202 (17.19%) MS Excel
14 195 (16.60%) .NET
15 169 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 162 (13.79%) Windows 7
17 161 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 158 (13.45%) Web Services
19 150 (12.77%) MS Exchange
20 146 (12.43%) Citrix
20 146 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
21 134 (11.40%) Degree
22 133 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
23 127 (10.81%) TCP/IP
24 126 (10.72%) Firewall
25 124 (10.55%) Cisco
25 124 (10.55%) ASP.NET
26 122 (10.38%) Software Engineering
27 117 (9.96%) MS Office
28 116 (9.87%) Scrum

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 150 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 78 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 55 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (4.26%) IIS
6 43 (3.66%) Lync
7 32 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 31 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 30 (2.55%) Node.js
10 28 (2.38%) WebLogic
11 27 (2.30%) WebSphere
12 18 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (1.11%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.85%) JBoss
16 9 (0.77%) Apache
16 9 (0.77%) CMS
17 8 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
18 7 (0.60%) GlassFish
18 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 202 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 117 (9.96%) MS Office
3 15 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Magento
1 8 (0.68%) OpenCart
2 7 (0.60%) Infor SunSystems
3 6 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.51%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.43%) Primavera
5 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.17%) Line 500
6 2 (0.17%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.17%) Tridion
6 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.085%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.085%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 146 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (5.36%) Office 365
3 62 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.45%) SaaS
5 15 (1.28%) IBM PureFlex
6 9 (0.77%) IaaS
7 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.17%) GitHub
8 2 (0.17%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.085%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.085%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 127 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 126 (10.72%) Firewall
3 111 (9.45%) DNS
4 110 (9.36%) SAN
5 95 (8.09%) LAN
6 87 (7.40%) Internet
7 83 (7.06%) WAN
8 75 (6.38%) VPN
9 58 (4.94%) DHCP
10 39 (3.32%) Network Security
11 38 (3.23%) HTTP
12 34 (2.89%) VLAN
13 28 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
14 27 (2.30%) FTP
15 24 (2.04%) Wireless
16 23 (1.96%) VoIP
16 23 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (1.79%) NAS
18 15 (1.28%) SMTP
19 14 (1.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (31.57%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 53 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (3.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 39 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 37 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 32 (2.72%) MySQL
10 30 (2.55%) NoSQL
11 21 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
13 18 (1.53%) DTS
13 18 (1.53%) Oracle Database
14 15 (1.28%) DB2
14 15 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
15 14 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 95 (8.09%) Visual Studio
2 81 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 74 (6.30%) NUnit
4 47 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 43 (3.66%) JIRA
6 38 (3.23%) Selenium
7 31 (2.64%) MSTest
8 30 (2.55%) HP UFT
9 25 (2.13%) Subversion
10 24 (2.04%) Moq
11 20 (1.70%) JUnit
11 20 (1.70%) Rhino Mocks
12 16 (1.36%) Ant
13 12 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 12 (1.02%) FitNesse
14 11 (0.94%) Jenkins
14 11 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 9 (0.77%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.77%) SpecFlow
15 9 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 219 (18.64%) Finance
2 68 (5.79%) Law
3 65 (5.53%) Legal
4 53 (4.51%) Retail
5 33 (2.81%) Games
6 29 (2.47%) Banking
7 25 (2.13%) German Language
7 25 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.53%) Back Office
9 18 (1.53%) Marketing
10 16 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.68%) French Language
12 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.34%) Advertising
14 1 (0.085%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 259 (22.04%) Developer
2 183 (15.57%) Analyst
3 97 (8.26%) .NET Developer
4 95 (8.09%) C# Developer
5 86 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 80 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 76 (6.47%) IT Support
7 76 (6.47%) Tester
8 74 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 74 (6.30%) Support Engineer
9 68 (5.79%) Software Developer
10 61 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 60 (5.11%) Consultant
12 59 (5.02%) Software Engineer
13 58 (4.94%) Service Analyst
14 55 (4.68%) C++ Developer
15 51 (4.34%) C# Software Developer
16 50 (4.26%) DBA
16 50 (4.26%) SQL DBA
17 46 (3.91%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (16.60%) .NET
2 158 (13.45%) Web Services
3 124 (10.55%) ASP.NET
4 95 (8.09%) HTML
5 76 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 71 (6.04%) WCF
7 70 (5.96%) XML
8 69 (5.87%) WPF
9 67 (5.70%) CSS
10 63 (5.36%) .NET Framework
11 60 (5.11%) REST
12 56 (4.77%) LINQ
13 48 (4.09%) jQuery
13 48 (4.09%) WinForms
14 47 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 41 (3.49%) AngularJS
15 41 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (3.32%) SOAP
17 37 (3.15%) Entity Framework
18 24 (2.04%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (6.81%) Blackberry
3 78 (6.64%) Data Centre
4 70 (5.96%) Management Information System
5 53 (4.51%) N-Tier
6 50 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 48 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (3.66%) Replication
9 41 (3.49%) Clustering
10 35 (2.98%) Client/Server
11 30 (2.55%) FlexPod
12 28 (2.38%) Mobile App
13 26 (2.21%) iPhone
14 23 (1.96%) iPad
15 20 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
15 20 (1.70%) VCE vBlock
16 19 (1.62%) Security Operations Centre
16 19 (1.62%) User Experience
17 16 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 14 (1.19%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 365 (31.06%) Windows Server
2 209 (17.79%) Linux
3 205 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 162 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 161 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (7.83%) Unix
8 72 (6.13%) Android
9 71 (6.04%) Windows XP
10 68 (5.79%) Windows 8
11 59 (5.02%) Apple iOS
12 53 (4.51%) Windows 10
13 47 (4.00%) Mac OS X
14 33 (2.81%) AIX
15 32 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 30 (2.55%) Windows Mobile
17 26 (2.21%) Solaris
18 19 (1.62%) Windows Phone
19 16 (1.36%) HPUX
20 15 (1.28%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (19.06%) ITIL
3 122 (10.38%) Software Engineering
4 116 (9.87%) Scrum
5 105 (8.94%) TDD
6 97 (8.26%) OO
7 83 (7.06%) MVC
8 73 (6.21%) Mentoring
9 70 (5.96%) Multithreading
10 65 (5.53%) SDLC
11 62 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (4.85%) Incident Management
12 57 (4.85%) Test Scripting
13 51 (4.34%) Service Management
14 50 (4.26%) High Availability
14 50 (4.26%) Kanban
14 50 (4.26%) Project Management
15 48 (4.09%) OOP
16 44 (3.74%) Coaching
16 44 (3.74%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 250 (21.28%) SQL
2 237 (20.17%) C#
3 103 (8.77%) C++
4 83 (7.06%) PowerShell
5 76 (6.47%) JavaScript
6 71 (6.04%) Java
7 54 (4.60%) C
7 54 (4.60%) T-SQL
8 42 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 38 (3.23%) Python
10 32 (2.72%) PHP
11 25 (2.13%) Ruby
12 24 (2.04%) VB
13 20 (1.70%) VC++
14 19 (1.62%) VBA
15 18 (1.53%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.53%) TypeScript
16 15 (1.28%) VBScript
17 11 (0.94%) Perl
18 10 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 134 (11.40%) Degree
2 133 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (6.64%) MCSE
4 60 (5.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 55 (4.68%) ISEB
6 54 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (4.34%) CCNA
8 45 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
8 45 (3.83%) MCITP
8 45 (3.83%) MCP
9 42 (3.57%) MCSA
10 41 (3.49%) MCTS
11 26 (2.21%) CCNP
12 21 (1.79%) ISTQB
13 17 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (1.28%) NCDA
15 14 (1.19%) MOS
16 13 (1.11%) CCA
17 11 (0.94%) CISSP
18 10 (0.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.64%) QA
2 53 (4.51%) SLA
3 15 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.085%) WAI
System Software
1 345 (29.36%) Active Directory
2 169 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (6.81%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.06%) vSphere
5 29 (2.47%) XenApp
6 21 (1.79%) Terminal Server
7 20 (1.70%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.28%) KVM
10 14 (1.19%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.19%) XenServer
11 9 (0.77%) Xen
12 8 (0.68%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.68%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.34%) SRDF
15 1 (0.085%) Cronacle
15 1 (0.085%) Novell eDirectory
15 1 (0.085%) pfSense
15 1 (0.085%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 53 (4.51%) SCCM
2 31 (2.64%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (2.55%) Puppet
4 26 (2.21%) SCOM
5 25 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.70%) Tivoli
7 18 (1.53%) LiteSpeed
8 14 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
9 13 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (1.11%) WSUS
10 12 (1.02%) Backup Exec
11 11 (0.94%) Perfmon
12 10 (0.85%) HP SIM
13 9 (0.77%) cPanel
13 9 (0.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 9 (0.77%) Plesk
14 8 (0.68%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.60%) HP UCMDB
15 7 (0.60%) Nagios
16 5 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 466 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 283 (24.09%) VMware
3 146 (12.43%) Citrix
4 124 (10.55%) Cisco
5 80 (6.81%) HP
6 75 (6.38%) NetApp
7 72 (6.13%) Oracle
8 51 (4.34%) Symantec
9 38 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 34 (2.89%) Juniper
11 33 (2.81%) Dell
12 32 (2.72%) EMC
13 29 (2.47%) McAfee
14 26 (2.21%) IBM
15 25 (2.13%) SolarWinds
16 24 (2.04%) CheckPoint
17 22 (1.87%) AppSense
18 17 (1.45%) IronPort
18 17 (1.45%) SAP
19 16 (1.36%) Brocade
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