The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 685 651 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.29% 15.48% 16.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.87% 60.96% 61.24%
Number of salaries quoted 576 564 555
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,960 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1040 1068 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.25% 25.39% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 881 936 872
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Windows
North West

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 +1 45 £32,500 +6.55% 10
Salford +6 27 £38,000 +1.33%
Bolton -4 23 £21,500 -34.84%
Altrincham 0 22 £41,250 +32.00% 2
Cheadle -1 19 £35,000 +3.70%
Rochdale -7 12 £25,250 -27.85% 2
Bury -4 11 £22,500 -50.00%
Wigan -3 8 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Sale +1 2 £38,750 -13.88%
Oldham +4 1 - - 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 510 (39.14%) Microsoft
2 423 (32.46%) SQL
3 419 (32.16%) SQL Server
4 343 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 324 (24.87%) .NET
6 312 (23.94%) VMware
7 310 (23.79%) C#
8 275 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 254 (19.49%) MS Excel
10 248 (19.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 235 (18.04%) Linux
12 218 (16.73%) ASP.NET
12 218 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 216 (16.58%) MS Exchange
14 198 (15.20%) Finance
15 197 (15.12%) ITIL
16 188 (14.43%) HTML
17 185 (14.20%) Citrix
18 184 (14.12%) JavaScript
19 175 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
20 161 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
21 149 (11.44%) Hyper-V
22 145 (11.13%) Windows 7
23 140 (10.74%) VB.NET
24 138 (10.59%) UNIX
25 131 (10.05%) Java
26 130 (9.98%) Web Services
26 130 (9.98%) Cisco
27 129 (9.90%) Oracle
27 129 (9.90%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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
1 216 (16.58%) MS Exchange
2 96 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 94 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (5.83%) IIS
5 61 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 52 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 37 (2.84%) WebSphere
9 28 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
10 27 (2.07%) Tomcat
10 27 (2.07%) Lync
11 26 (2.00%) WebLogic
12 16 (1.23%) Apache
13 14 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.84%) Confluence
14 11 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.54%) CMS
16 7 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 254 (19.49%) MS Excel
2 121 (9.29%) MS Office
3 12 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) InDesign
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.15%) MS Project
8 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.77%) Sage 1000
3 9 (0.69%) Visualfiles
4 8 (0.61%) Magento
5 4 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.23%) Bond Adapt
6 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.077%) Exstream
8 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (4.99%) Office 365
2 47 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.15%) Route 53
7 2 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 129 (9.90%) Firewall
2 127 (9.75%) WAN
3 122 (9.36%) TCP/IP
4 117 (8.98%) LAN
5 112 (8.60%) SAN
6 96 (7.37%) DNS
7 64 (4.91%) DHCP
8 61 (4.68%) HTTP
9 42 (3.22%) VPN
9 42 (3.22%) Internet
10 32 (2.46%) VoIP
11 28 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (2.07%) NAS
13 23 (1.77%) iSCSI
13 23 (1.77%) VLAN
14 12 (0.92%) Unified Communications
15 11 (0.84%) NetScaler
15 11 (0.84%) Wireless
15 11 (0.84%) SSL
16 10 (0.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (32.16%) SQL Server
2 102 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (5.76%) Relational Database
4 64 (4.91%) MySQL
5 60 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (3.61%) Oracle Database
8 39 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
9 36 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.38%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.23%) Hazelcast
13 14 (1.07%) DB2
14 10 (0.77%) Big Data
15 9 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.61%) DTS
Development Applications
1 78 (5.99%) Visual Studio
2 58 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.46%) NUnit
5 26 (2.00%) Subversion
5 26 (2.00%) Eclipse
6 24 (1.84%) Maven
6 24 (1.84%) JIRA
7 20 (1.53%) Jenkins
8 18 (1.38%) Ant
8 18 (1.38%) Selenium
9 13 (1.00%) JUnit
10 11 (0.84%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.77%) Moq
12 9 (0.69%) Hudson
13 8 (0.61%) Gradle
14 7 (0.54%) Selenium IDE
14 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.38%) SoapUI
15 5 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 198 (15.20%) Finance
2 51 (3.91%) Marketing
3 37 (2.84%) Retail
4 26 (2.00%) Banking
5 25 (1.92%) Law
6 22 (1.69%) Games
7 21 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.46%) Legal
9 18 (1.38%) Advertising
10 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.61%) Greek Language
11 8 (0.61%) Polish Language
12 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.46%) Back Office
13 6 (0.46%) Electronics
14 5 (0.38%) Military
15 4 (0.31%) Billing
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
16 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.077%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 347 (26.63%) Developer
2 194 (14.89%) Analyst
3 148 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 113 (8.67%) Software Developer
5 110 (8.44%) .NET Developer
6 95 (7.29%) Support Analyst
7 93 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 79 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 71 (5.45%) IT Support
10 67 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 65 (4.99%) Team Leader
12 62 (4.76%) Consultant
13 58 (4.45%) Senior Developer
14 54 (4.14%) Software Engineer
15 52 (3.99%) Administrator
16 51 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
17 49 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
18 45 (3.45%) Java Developer
18 45 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 40 (3.07%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (24.87%) .NET
2 218 (16.73%) ASP.NET
3 188 (14.43%) HTML
4 130 (9.98%) Web Services
5 123 (9.44%) XML
6 114 (8.75%) WCF
7 108 (8.29%) CSS
8 68 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 65 (4.99%) jQuery
10 50 (3.84%) .NET Framework
11 44 (3.38%) WinForms
12 43 (3.30%) XSLT
13 41 (3.15%) HTML5
14 40 (3.07%) J2EE
15 39 (2.99%) RESTful
16 31 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 30 (2.30%) Spring
17 30 (2.30%) JMS
18 24 (1.84%) NHibernate
19 23 (1.77%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.83%) Computer Science
2 50 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
3 40 (3.07%) Blackberry
4 33 (2.53%) Clustering
4 33 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 27 (2.07%) Replication
5 27 (2.07%) N-Tier
6 23 (1.77%) iPhone
7 22 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
7 22 (1.69%) Statistics
8 21 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.53%) Animation
9 20 (1.53%) Mathematics
10 14 (1.07%) Social Media
11 13 (1.00%) iPad
11 13 (1.00%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.84%) GIS
12 11 (0.84%) Tandem
12 11 (0.84%) CMDB
13 9 (0.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 275 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 248 (19.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 235 (18.04%) Linux
4 175 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 145 (11.13%) Windows 7
6 138 (10.59%) UNIX
7 85 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 67 (5.14%) Android
9 64 (4.91%) Windows 8
10 42 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (2.99%) Mac OS X
12 37 (2.84%) Apple iOS
13 30 (2.30%) AIX
14 29 (2.23%) Windows Phone
15 21 (1.61%) Solaris
16 16 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (1.07%) HPUX
17 14 (1.07%) Windows 2000
18 13 (1.00%) Mac OS
18 13 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (15.12%) ITIL
2 123 (9.44%) Project Management
3 107 (8.21%) Software Engineering
4 89 (6.83%) OO
5 77 (5.91%) MVC
6 75 (5.76%) Scrum
7 68 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (5.07%) CRM
9 53 (4.07%) Service Delivery
10 50 (3.84%) Configuration Management
10 50 (3.84%) Software Testing
11 49 (3.76%) TDD
12 48 (3.68%) Change Management
13 45 (3.45%) ERP
13 45 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
14 44 (3.38%) Problem Management
15 42 (3.22%) Incident Management
16 41 (3.15%) Change Control
17 40 (3.07%) Time Management
18 39 (2.99%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 423 (32.46%) SQL
2 310 (23.79%) C#
3 184 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 140 (10.74%) VB.NET
5 131 (10.05%) Java
6 72 (5.53%) T-SQL
7 57 (4.37%) C++
8 39 (2.99%) Python
9 36 (2.76%) C
9 36 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 32 (2.46%) Perl
11 28 (2.15%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.69%) PHP
12 22 (1.69%) Ruby
13 17 (1.30%) VB
14 16 (1.23%) XPath
15 13 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.00%) VBScript
16 12 (0.92%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.69%) Lua
Qualifications
1 161 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (9.06%) Degree
3 96 (7.37%) MCSE
4 64 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (4.68%) CCNA
6 53 (4.07%) MCP
7 43 (3.30%) Security Cleared
8 42 (3.22%) MCITP
8 42 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
9 41 (3.15%) MCSA
10 35 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 34 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
12 32 (2.46%) MCTS
13 22 (1.69%) SC Cleared
13 22 (1.69%) ISEB
14 19 (1.46%) CCA
15 12 (0.92%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.92%) NCDA
15 12 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.61%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.45%) SLA
2 49 (3.76%) QA
3 19 (1.46%) WAI
4 16 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.46%) BS7799
5 6 (0.46%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.15%) GMP
6 2 (0.15%) GLP
System Software
1 343 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 218 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (11.44%) Hyper-V
4 68 (5.22%) vSphere
5 59 (4.53%) XenApp
6 49 (3.76%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.84%) XenServer
8 15 (1.15%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.92%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.61%) vCloud
11 8 (0.61%) VMware Server
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.54%) Squid
13 6 (0.46%) NFS
14 5 (0.38%) Xen
14 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.38%) KVM
14 5 (0.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 66 (5.07%) SCCM
2 56 (4.30%) SCOM
3 24 (1.84%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.15%) SCVMM
5 14 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (0.92%) WSUS
7 11 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.69%) OpenView
8 9 (0.69%) Nagios
9 8 (0.61%) Puppet
9 8 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.54%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.38%) Cacti
12 4 (0.31%) OpenNMS
12 4 (0.31%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.31%) MOM
Vendors
1 510 (39.14%) Microsoft
2 312 (23.94%) VMware
3 185 (14.20%) Citrix
4 130 (9.98%) Cisco
5 129 (9.90%) Oracle
6 90 (6.91%) HP
7 66 (5.07%) NetApp
8 53 (4.07%) Red Hat
9 38 (2.92%) Apple
10 32 (2.46%) IBM
11 29 (2.23%) Symantec
12 28 (2.15%) Dell
13 25 (1.92%) Avaya
14 24 (1.84%) McAfee
15 21 (1.61%) EMC
16 18 (1.38%) Juniper
17 16 (1.23%) Veeam
18 15 (1.15%) Sage
19 14 (1.07%) ProCurve
20 12 (0.92%) AppSense
Oldham, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + Life Ins +
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Heywood, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + on call is optional
Posted: 4 days ago