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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 731 548 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.31% 14.56% 14.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.25% 58.05% 56.39%
Number of salaries quoted 628 474 592
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
1071 944 1142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.36% 25.08% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 916 829 1042
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 55 £32,500 +3.17% 5
Wigan +12 35 £27,500 -23.61% 2
Bolton +4 15 £49,000 +37.06% 1
Cheadle +1 15 £39,000 +25.80%
Salford -7 14 £37,500 +56.25% 3
Altrincham -1 12 £40,000 +4.57% 1
Oldham +10 11 £27,500 -6.77% 2
Rochdale +5 9 £23,000 -16.36% 2
Sale -5 2 £33,750 -10.00%
Bury -7 2 £32,715 +30.86%
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £45,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 493 (37.41%) Microsoft
2 381 (28.91%) Active Directory
3 360 (27.31%) VMware
4 335 (25.42%) SQL Server
5 304 (23.07%) SQL
6 290 (22.00%) .NET
7 251 (19.04%) Linux
8 247 (18.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 246 (18.66%) ITIL
10 245 (18.59%) C#
11 232 (17.60%) Finance
12 227 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 226 (17.15%) MS Excel
14 217 (16.46%) Citrix
15 214 (16.24%) MS Exchange
16 213 (16.16%) HTML
17 199 (15.10%) ASP.NET
18 195 (14.80%) JavaScript
19 186 (14.11%) Windows Server 2012
20 180 (13.66%) Cisco
21 169 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
21 169 (12.82%) Hyper-V
22 166 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
23 163 (12.37%) Firewall
24 158 (11.99%) CSS
25 153 (11.61%) SAN
26 152 (11.53%) MS Office
27 150 (11.38%) Web Services
28 144 (10.93%) IIS
29 143 (10.85%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 214 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 144 (10.93%) IIS
3 112 (8.50%) SharePoint
4 73 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (4.10%) WebSphere
5 54 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 41 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (3.03%) WebLogic
8 34 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 32 (2.43%) Apache
10 31 (2.35%) Tomcat
11 26 (1.97%) CMS
12 25 (1.90%) Lync
13 23 (1.75%) Umbraco
14 22 (1.67%) IBM Notes
14 22 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.99%) WordPress
17 12 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
18 10 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 226 (17.15%) MS Excel
2 152 (11.53%) MS Office
3 25 (1.90%) Photoshop
4 15 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (0.61%) InDesign
7 5 (0.38%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.15%) MS Project
9 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.076%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.23%) Magento
4 3 (0.23%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.15%) Line 100
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.076%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.076%) Exstream
6 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.076%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.55%) Office 365
2 55 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.53%) GitHub
5 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.38%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.23%) SaaS
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.15%) Route 53
8 2 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.076%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.076%) PaaS
9 1 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 163 (12.37%) Firewall
2 153 (11.61%) SAN
3 132 (10.02%) DNS
4 121 (9.18%) WAN
5 119 (9.03%) LAN
6 118 (8.95%) TCP/IP
7 84 (6.37%) DHCP
8 66 (5.01%) VPN
9 49 (3.72%) Internet
10 47 (3.57%) NAS
11 45 (3.41%) HTTP
12 34 (2.58%) Network Security
13 33 (2.50%) VLAN
14 30 (2.28%) VoIP
15 23 (1.75%) Wireless
16 20 (1.52%) iSCSI
17 18 (1.37%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.37%) FTP
18 16 (1.21%) SSL
19 15 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.92%) Relational Database
3 70 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (4.25%) MySQL
5 52 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 38 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
9 30 (2.28%) RDBMS
10 27 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (1.44%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.29%) DB2
13 17 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
15 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.99%) Hazelcast
17 10 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
17 10 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.68%) DTS
Development Applications
1 62 (4.70%) Visual Studio
2 33 (2.50%) NUnit
3 31 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 26 (1.97%) Subversion
5 26 (1.97%) JUnit
6 24 (1.82%) Maven
7 21 (1.59%) Eclipse
8 16 (1.21%) JIRA
8 16 (1.21%) Jenkins
9 15 (1.14%) Selenium
10 12 (0.91%) Mercurial
11 11 (0.83%) Ant
12 9 (0.68%) Grunt
12 9 (0.68%) MSBuild
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
14 7 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
14 7 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 7 (0.53%) Gradle
15 6 (0.46%) Redmine
General
1 232 (17.60%) Finance
2 41 (3.11%) Law
3 32 (2.43%) Retail
4 27 (2.05%) Legal
5 26 (1.97%) Banking
6 25 (1.90%) Marketing
7 18 (1.37%) Back Office
8 17 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.99%) Games
10 11 (0.83%) German Language
11 5 (0.38%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.38%) Turkish Language
11 5 (0.38%) Automotive
11 5 (0.38%) Advertising
12 3 (0.23%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 328 (24.89%) Developer
2 201 (15.25%) Analyst
3 135 (10.24%) Support Engineer
4 121 (9.18%) .NET Developer
5 90 (6.83%) C# Developer
6 74 (5.61%) Team Leader
6 74 (5.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 73 (5.54%) Software Developer
8 71 (5.39%) Support Analyst
9 70 (5.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 63 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
11 62 (4.70%) IT Support
12 56 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 56 (4.25%) Consultant
13 52 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (3.79%) Service Analyst
15 48 (3.64%) Architect
16 42 (3.19%) Java Developer
17 41 (3.11%) Administrator
18 39 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (22.00%) .NET
2 213 (16.16%) HTML
3 199 (15.10%) ASP.NET
4 158 (11.99%) CSS
5 150 (11.38%) Web Services
6 107 (8.12%) XML
7 81 (6.15%) jQuery
8 77 (5.84%) HTML5
9 62 (4.70%) .NET Framework
10 48 (3.64%) RESTful
10 48 (3.64%) XSLT
11 45 (3.41%) WCF
12 40 (3.03%) WinForms
13 39 (2.96%) Middleware
14 38 (2.88%) JMS
15 37 (2.81%) WebSphere MQ
16 31 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (2.05%) Ajax
17 27 (2.05%) Servlets
18 26 (1.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 53 (4.02%) Blackberry
4 52 (3.95%) User Experience
5 41 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.43%) Clustering
8 27 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.59%) Replication
10 19 (1.44%) Mainframe
11 18 (1.37%) FlexPod
12 16 (1.21%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.14%) Animation
14 13 (0.99%) iPhone
14 13 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
15 12 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
15 12 (0.91%) Tandem
16 10 (0.76%) Mathematics
17 7 (0.53%) Smart Meter
17 7 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 251 (19.04%) Linux
2 247 (18.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 186 (14.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 169 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 143 (10.85%) Windows 7
6 122 (9.26%) UNIX
7 101 (7.66%) Android
8 82 (6.22%) Windows XP
9 75 (5.69%) Windows 8
10 73 (5.54%) Apple iOS
11 56 (4.25%) Windows Phone
12 52 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (2.58%) Solaris
14 29 (2.20%) AIX
15 20 (1.52%) Windows Vista
16 19 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
17 18 (1.37%) Mac OS X
17 18 (1.37%) HPUX
18 17 (1.29%) Windows 2000
19 15 (1.14%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (18.66%) ITIL
2 166 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (8.95%) Software Engineering
4 102 (7.74%) OO
5 101 (7.66%) Project Management
6 87 (6.60%) Mentoring
7 78 (5.92%) MVC
8 66 (5.01%) Scrum
9 54 (4.10%) ERP
10 53 (4.02%) Migration
11 52 (3.95%) Service Delivery
12 51 (3.87%) Problem Management
12 51 (3.87%) Coaching
13 50 (3.79%) Change Management
14 49 (3.72%) E-Commerce
15 47 (3.57%) Incident Management
16 46 (3.49%) Web Development
17 44 (3.34%) OOP
18 43 (3.26%) Information Security
19 42 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 304 (23.07%) SQL
2 245 (18.59%) C#
3 195 (14.80%) JavaScript
4 113 (8.57%) Java
5 103 (7.81%) VB.NET
6 58 (4.40%) PowerShell
7 51 (3.87%) C++
8 46 (3.49%) VB
9 41 (3.11%) C
10 37 (2.81%) T-SQL
11 35 (2.66%) PHP
12 21 (1.59%) Perl
12 21 (1.59%) XPath
13 17 (1.29%) VBScript
14 15 (1.14%) Python
14 15 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.99%) Objective-C
16 12 (0.91%) Ruby
17 11 (0.83%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 140 (10.62%) Degree
2 139 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (6.60%) MCSE
4 57 (4.32%) MCITP
5 56 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (4.17%) CCNA
7 53 (4.02%) Citrix Certification
8 49 (3.72%) CCA
9 48 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 45 (3.41%) MCP
11 44 (3.34%) MCSA
12 40 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
13 35 (2.66%) Security Cleared
14 34 (2.58%) MCTS
15 24 (1.82%) SC Cleared
16 17 (1.29%) ISTQB
16 17 (1.29%) ISEB
17 16 (1.21%) NCIE
17 16 (1.21%) OSCP
17 16 (1.21%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.87%) SLA
2 48 (3.64%) QA
3 23 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.83%) WAI
5 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) BS7799
7 1 (0.076%) COBIT
7 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 381 (28.91%) Active Directory
2 227 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 74 (5.61%) XenApp
5 55 (4.17%) vSphere
6 45 (3.41%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 19 (1.44%) MetaFrame
9 18 (1.37%) VMware ESX
10 15 (1.14%) KVM
11 14 (1.06%) XenServer
12 13 (0.99%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.76%) Xen
14 9 (0.68%) NFS
15 8 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.38%) vCloud
18 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
18 3 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 42 (3.19%) SCCM
2 25 (1.90%) Backup Exec
3 20 (1.52%) SCOM
3 20 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (1.14%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.99%) WSUS
6 12 (0.91%) Puppet
7 11 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.83%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.53%) SCDPM
11 6 (0.46%) WMI
11 6 (0.46%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.46%) Ansible
12 4 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.30%) Nagios
12 4 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.23%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 493 (37.41%) Microsoft
2 360 (27.31%) VMware
3 217 (16.46%) Citrix
4 180 (13.66%) Cisco
5 129 (9.79%) Oracle
6 116 (8.80%) HP
7 72 (5.46%) NetApp
8 63 (4.78%) Symantec
9 57 (4.32%) Red Hat
10 48 (3.64%) CheckPoint
11 46 (3.49%) EMC
11 46 (3.49%) IBM
12 42 (3.19%) Dell
13 33 (2.50%) Juniper
14 30 (2.28%) Apple
15 23 (1.75%) Lotus
16 21 (1.59%) McAfee
16 21 (1.59%) Sitecore
17 19 (1.44%) CA
18 17 (1.29%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Wow
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £240 - £250 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £21216 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefirs
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £23,684.84 to £27,220.42 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + Application Support Analyst
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago