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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 567 619 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.00% 15.68% 14.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.01% 62.09% 55.97%
Number of salaries quoted 461 530 530
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
859 997 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.24% 25.26% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 706 824 957
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 May 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 5 May 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
Bolton +4 34 £42,500 +25.00% 4
Stockport -9 30 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Rochdale 0 21 £43,000 +62.26% 10
Oldham +11 12 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Altrincham -5 12 £25,000 -44.44% 2
Salford -6 11 £31,250 -15.54% 4
Wigan -10 6 £42,500 +107.31% 1
Bury +6 3 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Cheadle -11 3 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £32,500 - 1
Sale 0 2 £20,500 -45.33%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 523 (41.97%) Microsoft
2 391 (31.38%) SQL Server
3 370 (29.70%) Active Directory
4 369 (29.61%) VMware
5 306 (24.56%) SQL
6 269 (21.59%) C#
7 267 (21.43%) .NET
8 234 (18.78%) MS Excel
9 228 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
10 227 (18.22%) MS Exchange
11 219 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 212 (17.01%) Windows 7
13 208 (16.69%) Linux
14 204 (16.37%) Citrix
15 203 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
16 201 (16.13%) ITIL
17 183 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
18 181 (14.53%) ASP.NET
19 179 (14.37%) Finance
20 177 (14.21%) Cisco
21 176 (14.13%) MS Office
22 168 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
23 162 (13.00%) Degree
24 161 (12.92%) JavaScript
24 161 (12.92%) Firewall
25 159 (12.76%) SAN
26 155 (12.44%) Web Services
27 154 (12.36%) HTML
28 144 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
29 142 (11.40%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 227 (18.22%) MS Exchange
2 122 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 118 (9.47%) SharePoint
4 84 (6.74%) IIS
5 72 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 53 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 53 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (3.37%) WebSphere
8 39 (3.13%) WebLogic
9 27 (2.17%) Lync
10 23 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.36%) GlassFish
12 17 (1.36%) Apache
13 16 (1.28%) IBM Notes
14 15 (1.20%) CMS
15 9 (0.72%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 234 (18.78%) MS Excel
2 176 (14.13%) MS Office
3 5 (0.40%) PowerPivot
3 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.16%) Maya
4 2 (0.16%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.080%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.56%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.080%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.080%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.080%) Magento
6 1 (0.080%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.57%) Office 365
3 25 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.48%) SaaS
4 6 (0.48%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.24%) GitHub
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.16%) IaaS
7 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.080%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (12.92%) Firewall
2 159 (12.76%) SAN
3 142 (11.40%) LAN
4 141 (11.32%) WAN
5 139 (11.16%) DNS
6 108 (8.67%) DHCP
7 104 (8.35%) TCP/IP
8 81 (6.50%) VPN
9 58 (4.65%) Internet
10 40 (3.21%) VoIP
11 38 (3.05%) VLAN
12 35 (2.81%) Wireless
13 29 (2.33%) HTTP
14 24 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (1.69%) NAS
16 20 (1.61%) iSCSI
17 19 (1.52%) MPLS
18 18 (1.44%) WLAN
18 18 (1.44%) Ethernet
18 18 (1.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (31.38%) SQL Server
2 94 (7.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (5.14%) Relational Database
4 58 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 45 (3.61%) Oracle Database
6 42 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 41 (3.29%) MySQL
7 41 (3.29%) RDBMS
8 34 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
11 26 (2.09%) DB2
12 21 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
13 16 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.48%) Ingres
16 6 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (0.40%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 46 (3.69%) NUnit
2 43 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (2.73%) Subversion
4 28 (2.25%) JUnit
5 26 (2.09%) Visual Studio
5 26 (2.09%) Git (software)
6 24 (1.93%) MSTest
7 22 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 21 (1.69%) Moq
9 19 (1.52%) Ant
10 16 (1.28%) JIRA
11 14 (1.12%) MSI
12 13 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
14 9 (0.72%) Selenium
14 9 (0.72%) Redmine
15 7 (0.56%) Xcode
16 6 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
17 4 (0.32%) Maven
17 4 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 179 (14.37%) Finance
2 52 (4.17%) Law
3 44 (3.53%) Legal
4 43 (3.45%) Retail
5 33 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.25%) Banking
7 26 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 25 (2.01%) Marketing
9 17 (1.36%) Advertising
10 16 (1.28%) Publishing
11 9 (0.72%) Games
12 4 (0.32%) Back Office
13 2 (0.16%) Electronics
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 1 (0.080%) German Language
14 1 (0.080%) Billing
14 1 (0.080%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 310 (24.88%) Developer
2 149 (11.96%) Analyst
3 137 (11.00%) Support Engineer
4 125 (10.03%) C# Developer
5 110 (8.83%) .NET Developer
6 88 (7.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 84 (6.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 80 (6.42%) IT Support
9 75 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 73 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 72 (5.78%) Software Developer
12 71 (5.70%) Architect
13 66 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
14 64 (5.14%) Consultant
15 63 (5.06%) Support Analyst
16 56 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
17 51 (4.09%) Service Analyst
18 48 (3.85%) Team Leader
19 39 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
20 37 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (21.43%) .NET
2 181 (14.53%) ASP.NET
3 155 (12.44%) Web Services
4 154 (12.36%) HTML
5 140 (11.24%) CSS
6 131 (10.51%) XML
7 91 (7.30%) jQuery
8 75 (6.02%) WCF
9 72 (5.78%) .NET Framework
10 59 (4.74%) WinForms
11 57 (4.57%) WPF
12 54 (4.33%) HTML5
13 50 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (3.69%) SOAP
15 44 (3.53%) LINQ
16 40 (3.21%) RESTful
17 37 (2.97%) Middleware
18 36 (2.89%) J2EE
18 36 (2.89%) Ajax
19 35 (2.81%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 115 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.77%) Replication
3 44 (3.53%) Client/Server
4 43 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 42 (3.37%) Clustering
6 39 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 37 (2.97%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.65%) FlexPod
8 33 (2.65%) Mobile App
9 23 (1.85%) N-Tier
10 19 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
11 18 (1.44%) Mainframe
12 17 (1.36%) iPhone
13 14 (1.12%) iPad
14 13 (1.04%) Statistics
14 13 (1.04%) Fat Client
14 13 (1.04%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.80%) 3D Graphics
16 9 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 219 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 212 (17.01%) Windows 7
3 208 (16.69%) Linux
4 183 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 144 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 114 (9.15%) Windows XP
7 98 (7.87%) Windows 8
8 93 (7.46%) UNIX
9 52 (4.17%) Android
10 46 (3.69%) Apple iOS
11 35 (2.81%) Solaris
12 30 (2.41%) AIX
13 28 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (2.01%) Windows Vista
15 24 (1.93%) HPUX
16 23 (1.85%) SUSE
17 21 (1.69%) OS/400
17 21 (1.69%) zOS
18 18 (1.44%) Mac OS X
19 15 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (16.13%) ITIL
3 107 (8.59%) OO
3 107 (8.59%) TDD
4 106 (8.51%) Software Engineering
5 101 (8.11%) MVC
6 74 (5.94%) Scrum
7 64 (5.14%) Migration
8 62 (4.98%) Project Management
9 59 (4.74%) Mentoring
9 59 (4.74%) OOP
10 58 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 57 (4.57%) Coaching
12 56 (4.49%) UML
13 45 (3.61%) Web Development
13 45 (3.61%) Business Continuity
13 45 (3.61%) Service Management
14 44 (3.53%) ERP
14 44 (3.53%) Incident Management
15 43 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 306 (24.56%) SQL
2 269 (21.59%) C#
3 161 (12.92%) JavaScript
4 85 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 84 (6.74%) Java
6 81 (6.50%) C++
7 63 (5.06%) VB
7 63 (5.06%) VB.NET
8 49 (3.93%) C
9 46 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 27 (2.17%) VBScript
11 26 (2.09%) PHP
12 23 (1.85%) VBA
13 15 (1.20%) Objective-C
13 15 (1.20%) VB6
14 12 (0.96%) Perl
15 10 (0.80%) VC++
15 10 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.72%) XAML
16 9 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (13.00%) Degree
3 87 (6.98%) MCSE
4 65 (5.22%) MCITP
5 57 (4.57%) MCP
6 50 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (3.85%) CCNA
8 45 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (3.29%) Security Cleared
9 41 (3.29%) MCSA
10 35 (2.81%) Citrix Certification
11 33 (2.65%) CCA
12 28 (2.25%) CISSP
12 28 (2.25%) MCTS
13 26 (2.09%) NCDA
14 24 (1.93%) ISEB
14 24 (1.93%) MCDST
15 22 (1.77%) OSCP
15 22 (1.77%) OSCE
16 20 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.17%) SLA
2 21 (1.69%) QA
3 17 (1.36%) WAI
4 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.080%) COBIT
5 1 (0.080%) HL7
5 1 (0.080%) GMP
5 1 (0.080%) GLP
System Software
1 370 (29.70%) Active Directory
2 228 (18.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (11.16%) Hyper-V
4 79 (6.34%) XenDesktop
5 66 (5.30%) XenApp
6 57 (4.57%) vSphere
7 46 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (1.93%) XenServer
9 21 (1.69%) KVM
10 16 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.12%) VMware ESX
11 14 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.64%) NFS
12 8 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.56%) Xen
14 6 (0.48%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.40%) vCloud
16 4 (0.32%) Firmware
16 4 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 67 (5.38%) SCCM
2 21 (1.69%) Tivoli
2 21 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 17 (1.36%) WSUS
3 17 (1.36%) SCOM
4 13 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (0.88%) Puppet
5 11 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.64%) MOM
7 6 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.48%) XenMobile
7 6 (0.48%) WMI
8 5 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.32%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.32%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 523 (41.97%) Microsoft
2 369 (29.61%) VMware
3 204 (16.37%) Citrix
4 177 (14.21%) Cisco
5 137 (11.00%) HP
6 112 (8.99%) Oracle
7 108 (8.67%) NetApp
8 65 (5.22%) Symantec
9 44 (3.53%) Dell
9 44 (3.53%) CheckPoint
10 42 (3.37%) EMC
11 40 (3.21%) Red Hat
12 38 (3.05%) AppSense
12 38 (3.05%) IBM
13 26 (2.09%) Wyse
14 24 (1.93%) Juniper
14 24 (1.93%) Brocade
15 22 (1.77%) BMC
16 21 (1.69%) CA
17 19 (1.52%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + excellent bens (inc. free on-site
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + On Call, Bonus, Shift Allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension + more
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
My Dentist
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Superb training
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum up to £27,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AKH Resourcing
Salary: £22k - 28k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago