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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 673 618 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.78% 15.07% 16.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.92% 59.20% 60.79%
Number of salaries quoted 560 527 544
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,900
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
1021 1044 1038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.45% 25.45% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 861 906 872
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
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 30 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 30 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 -4 29 £31,500 +1.61% 7
Salford +5 24 £39,000 +4.00% 2
Altrincham +1 20 £46,000 +47.20% 5
Cheadle -1 20 £35,000 +22.80% 1
Bolton -10 14 £21,000 -44.73% 1
Bury -8 11 £22,500 -45.45%
Rochdale -13 7 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Wigan -6 5 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Oldham +9 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Sale +2 2 £38,750 -13.88%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 509 (39.03%) Microsoft
2 415 (31.83%) SQL Server
3 398 (30.52%) SQL
4 333 (25.54%) Active Directory
5 323 (24.77%) .NET
6 303 (23.24%) VMware
7 300 (23.01%) C#
8 268 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 254 (19.48%) MS Excel
10 250 (19.17%) Linux
11 237 (18.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 217 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 208 (15.95%) ITIL
13 208 (15.95%) MS Exchange
13 208 (15.95%) Finance
14 207 (15.87%) ASP.NET
15 200 (15.34%) HTML
16 189 (14.49%) Citrix
17 186 (14.26%) JavaScript
18 178 (13.65%) Windows Server 2012
19 153 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
20 149 (11.43%) Hyper-V
21 147 (11.27%) Windows 7
22 142 (10.89%) UNIX
23 136 (10.43%) Oracle
24 135 (10.35%) VB.NET
24 135 (10.35%) Web Services
25 134 (10.28%) Java
26 128 (9.82%) Project Management
27 122 (9.36%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 208 (15.95%) MS Exchange
2 92 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 86 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (6.21%) IIS
5 63 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 50 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 34 (2.61%) WebSphere
9 31 (2.38%) WebLogic
10 27 (2.07%) Tomcat
11 23 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
12 22 (1.69%) Lync
13 19 (1.46%) Apache
14 16 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (1.00%) Confluence
16 11 (0.84%) CMS
17 10 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
18 9 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 8 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
20 7 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 254 (19.48%) MS Excel
2 120 (9.20%) MS Office
3 21 (1.61%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
5 6 (0.46%) InDesign
6 4 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.077%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.69%) Magento
2 9 (0.69%) Visualfiles
2 9 (0.69%) Sage 1000
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.23%) Bond Adapt
3 3 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.077%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 68 (5.21%) Office 365
2 50 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.15%) Route 53
8 2 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.077%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 122 (9.36%) WAN
2 120 (9.20%) TCP/IP
2 120 (9.20%) Firewall
3 113 (8.67%) LAN
4 111 (8.51%) SAN
5 91 (6.98%) DNS
6 64 (4.91%) HTTP
7 59 (4.52%) DHCP
8 42 (3.22%) VPN
9 41 (3.14%) Internet
10 31 (2.38%) NAS
11 30 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (2.15%) VoIP
13 23 (1.76%) iSCSI
14 22 (1.69%) VLAN
15 12 (0.92%) NetScaler
15 12 (0.92%) Unified Communications
16 11 (0.84%) Network Security
16 11 (0.84%) SMTP
16 11 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (31.83%) SQL Server
2 101 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (6.37%) Relational Database
4 69 (5.29%) MySQL
5 57 (4.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 47 (3.60%) Oracle Database
8 36 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 33 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.46%) MongoDB
12 18 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (1.30%) Hazelcast
14 15 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.92%) DB2
15 12 (0.92%) Big Data
16 10 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
18 8 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 82 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 53 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (2.76%) NUnit
4 35 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 30 (2.30%) Eclipse
6 27 (2.07%) Maven
7 25 (1.92%) JIRA
7 25 (1.92%) Subversion
8 24 (1.84%) Jenkins
9 23 (1.76%) Selenium
10 18 (1.38%) Ant
10 18 (1.38%) JUnit
11 14 (1.07%) Mercurial
12 9 (0.69%) Hudson
12 9 (0.69%) Gradle
12 9 (0.69%) Moq
13 7 (0.54%) Selenium IDE
13 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.38%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 208 (15.95%) Finance
2 51 (3.91%) Marketing
3 36 (2.76%) Retail
4 26 (1.99%) Banking
5 24 (1.84%) Law
6 23 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.61%) Games
8 17 (1.30%) Advertising
8 17 (1.30%) Legal
9 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.61%) Greek Language
10 8 (0.61%) Polish Language
11 6 (0.46%) Back Office
11 6 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.46%) Electronics
12 5 (0.38%) Military
13 4 (0.31%) Automotive
13 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 349 (26.76%) Developer
2 209 (16.03%) Analyst
3 143 (10.97%) Support Engineer
4 111 (8.51%) Software Developer
5 108 (8.28%) .NET Developer
6 98 (7.52%) Support Analyst
7 88 (6.75%) C# Developer
8 71 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 67 (5.14%) Team Leader
10 65 (4.98%) IT Support
10 65 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 58 (4.45%) Senior Developer
11 58 (4.45%) Consultant
11 58 (4.45%) Software Engineer
12 52 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
13 49 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
14 47 (3.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 46 (3.53%) Java Developer
16 45 (3.45%) Administrator
17 44 (3.37%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (24.77%) .NET
2 207 (15.87%) ASP.NET
3 200 (15.34%) HTML
4 135 (10.35%) Web Services
5 117 (8.97%) CSS
6 115 (8.82%) XML
7 108 (8.28%) WCF
8 69 (5.29%) jQuery
9 60 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 55 (4.22%) HTML5
11 53 (4.06%) .NET Framework
12 44 (3.37%) XSLT
13 42 (3.22%) RESTful
13 42 (3.22%) WinForms
14 40 (3.07%) J2EE
15 33 (2.53%) Spring
15 33 (2.53%) JMS
16 31 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 24 (1.84%) EJB
17 24 (1.84%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.83%) Computer Science
2 51 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
3 42 (3.22%) Mobile App
3 42 (3.22%) Blackberry
4 31 (2.38%) Clustering
5 27 (2.07%) N-Tier
6 24 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.84%) Replication
6 24 (1.84%) Animation
7 23 (1.76%) 3D Graphics
8 22 (1.69%) Statistics
9 21 (1.61%) iPhone
10 20 (1.53%) Mathematics
11 13 (1.00%) iPad
11 13 (1.00%) Social Media
12 11 (0.84%) CMDB
12 11 (0.84%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.84%) Tandem
13 9 (0.69%) EqualLogic
13 9 (0.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 268 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 250 (19.17%) Linux
3 237 (18.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 178 (13.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (11.27%) Windows 7
6 142 (10.89%) UNIX
7 82 (6.29%) Windows XP
8 80 (6.13%) Android
9 65 (4.98%) Windows 8
10 50 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 49 (3.76%) Apple iOS
12 40 (3.07%) Mac OS X
13 37 (2.84%) Windows Phone
14 26 (1.99%) AIX
15 23 (1.76%) Solaris
16 18 (1.38%) Windows 2000
17 16 (1.23%) Windows Phone 8
18 15 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
19 13 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
19 13 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (15.95%) ITIL
2 128 (9.82%) Project Management
3 113 (8.67%) Software Engineering
4 88 (6.75%) OO
5 78 (5.98%) Scrum
6 71 (5.44%) MVC
7 67 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (4.45%) CRM
8 58 (4.45%) Service Delivery
9 51 (3.91%) Configuration Management
10 50 (3.83%) Software Testing
11 49 (3.76%) Change Management
12 48 (3.68%) TDD
13 47 (3.60%) ERP
14 45 (3.45%) Change Control
15 44 (3.37%) Problem Management
15 44 (3.37%) Incident Management
16 43 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
17 41 (3.14%) Time Management
18 37 (2.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 398 (30.52%) SQL
2 300 (23.01%) C#
3 186 (14.26%) JavaScript
4 135 (10.35%) VB.NET
5 134 (10.28%) Java
6 65 (4.98%) T-SQL
7 59 (4.52%) C++
8 39 (2.99%) Python
9 37 (2.84%) C
10 32 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 31 (2.38%) Perl
12 28 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.84%) PHP
14 22 (1.69%) Ruby
15 18 (1.38%) XPath
16 17 (1.30%) VB
17 13 (1.00%) Bash Shell
18 12 (0.92%) VBScript
18 12 (0.92%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 153 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (9.05%) Degree
3 91 (6.98%) MCSE
4 56 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (4.22%) MCP
6 53 (4.06%) CCNA
7 46 (3.53%) Security Cleared
8 45 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
9 42 (3.22%) MCITP
10 41 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (2.91%) MCSA
12 37 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (2.76%) MCTS
14 29 (2.22%) CCA
15 26 (1.99%) SC Cleared
16 22 (1.69%) ISEB
17 12 (0.92%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.92%) NCDA
18 11 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 5 (0.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.06%) SLA
2 59 (4.52%) QA
3 20 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.46%) WAI
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%) GMP
6 2 (0.15%) GLP
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 333 (25.54%) Active Directory
2 217 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 65 (4.98%) XenApp
4 65 (4.98%) vSphere
5 48 (3.68%) XenDesktop
6 24 (1.84%) XenServer
7 16 (1.23%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 11 (0.84%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.69%) VMware Server
11 8 (0.61%) MetaFrame
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.54%) vCloud
12 7 (0.54%) NFS
13 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.46%) Xen
13 6 (0.46%) Squid
14 5 (0.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 66 (5.06%) SCCM
2 55 (4.22%) SCOM
3 21 (1.61%) Backup Exec
4 16 (1.23%) SCVMM
5 11 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.69%) Puppet
7 9 (0.69%) Nagios
7 9 (0.69%) OpenView
7 9 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.61%) WSUS
9 7 (0.54%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.38%) Cacti
10 5 (0.38%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.31%) DameWare
11 4 (0.31%) MOM
11 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.31%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 509 (39.03%) Microsoft
2 303 (23.24%) VMware
3 189 (14.49%) Citrix
4 136 (10.43%) Oracle
5 119 (9.13%) Cisco
6 86 (6.60%) HP
7 65 (4.98%) NetApp
8 57 (4.37%) Red Hat
9 40 (3.07%) Apple
10 34 (2.61%) Dell
11 30 (2.30%) IBM
11 30 (2.30%) Symantec
12 27 (2.07%) McAfee
13 23 (1.76%) EMC
14 21 (1.61%) Avaya
15 18 (1.38%) Juniper
16 17 (1.30%) AppSense
17 16 (1.23%) Veeam
18 14 (1.07%) Sage
19 13 (1.00%) Atlassian
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + Pension, Training, Certifications
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Training and Certifications
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension & healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
SIS Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago