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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 583 595 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.41% 15.77% 15.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.88% 59.50% 58.40%
Number of salaries quoted 474 502 491
Average salary £34,250 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
885 1000 988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.87% 26.50% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 728 868 845
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -5 30 £31,000 -1.58% 8
Altrincham +4 26 £46,000 +15.00% 1
Salford +5 17 £40,000 -7.51% 3
Cheadle -5 17 £32,500 +14.03%
Wigan -4 11 £25,000 -30.55% 4
Bolton -12 7 £20,000 -48.71% 1
Oldham 0 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Rochdale -17 3 £52,000 +41.49% 2
Sale +3 2 £38,750 -13.88%
Bury -17 1 £27,500 -38.88% 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 471 (37.35%) Microsoft
2 364 (28.87%) SQL Server
3 338 (26.80%) SQL
4 309 (24.50%) Active Directory
5 305 (24.19%) VMware
6 294 (23.31%) .NET
7 257 (20.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 252 (19.98%) C#
9 241 (19.11%) Linux
10 230 (18.24%) MS Excel
11 226 (17.92%) ITIL
12 213 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 212 (16.81%) HTML
14 205 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 197 (15.62%) MS Exchange
16 193 (15.31%) Citrix
17 185 (14.67%) Finance
18 181 (14.35%) ASP.NET
19 175 (13.88%) Windows Server 2012
20 167 (13.24%) JavaScript
21 153 (12.13%) Hyper-V
22 144 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
23 135 (10.71%) Web Services
24 134 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
25 131 (10.39%) CSS
26 130 (10.31%) Cisco
26 130 (10.31%) Degree
27 128 (10.15%) Firewall
28 127 (10.07%) Oracle
29 121 (9.60%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 197 (15.62%) MS Exchange
2 106 (8.41%) IIS
3 101 (8.01%) SharePoint
4 76 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 46 (3.65%) WebSphere
6 46 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (2.85%) Tomcat
7 36 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 32 (2.54%) WebLogic
9 30 (2.38%) Apache
10 25 (1.98%) CMS
11 22 (1.74%) Lync
12 20 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.03%) Confluence
15 11 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.79%) WordPress
17 9 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
17 9 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 230 (18.24%) MS Excel
2 107 (8.49%) MS Office
3 33 (2.62%) Photoshop
4 19 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.87%) Adobe After Effects
6 10 (0.79%) InDesign
7 5 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.079%) MS Project
9 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.79%) Magento
3 9 (0.71%) Visualfiles
4 7 (0.56%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.24%) Bond Adapt
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.16%) Line 100
6 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.079%) Exstream
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.079%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.079%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (6.03%) Office 365
2 65 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.40%) GitHub
7 5 (0.40%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.16%) Route 53
9 1 (0.079%) IaaS
9 1 (0.079%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.079%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 128 (10.15%) Firewall
2 114 (9.04%) TCP/IP
3 110 (8.72%) SAN
4 108 (8.56%) WAN
5 100 (7.93%) DNS
6 98 (7.77%) LAN
7 65 (5.15%) HTTP
8 64 (5.08%) DHCP
9 51 (4.04%) VPN
10 44 (3.49%) NAS
11 42 (3.33%) Internet
12 28 (2.22%) VoIP
13 25 (1.98%) iSCSI
14 24 (1.90%) Network Security
14 24 (1.90%) VLAN
15 18 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (1.11%) NetScaler
17 12 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (0.87%) IPsec
18 11 (0.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (5.87%) Relational Database
4 70 (5.55%) MySQL
5 46 (3.65%) Oracle Database
6 44 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 31 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.98%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.74%) Hazelcast
12 19 (1.51%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.27%) Big Data
14 16 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (0.95%) DB2
17 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
18 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 73 (5.79%) Visual Studio
2 34 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (2.62%) Maven
3 33 (2.62%) NUnit
4 30 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 28 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 24 (1.90%) JIRA
7 23 (1.82%) Subversion
7 23 (1.82%) Selenium
8 22 (1.74%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.51%) JUnit
10 16 (1.27%) Mercurial
11 11 (0.87%) Ant
12 9 (0.71%) Gradle
13 8 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 8 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
14 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.56%) Selenium IDE
15 5 (0.40%) SoapUI
15 5 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 185 (14.67%) Finance
2 42 (3.33%) Marketing
3 33 (2.62%) Law
4 27 (2.14%) Retail
5 23 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.82%) Banking
6 22 (1.74%) Games
7 18 (1.43%) Legal
8 16 (1.27%) Advertising
9 15 (1.19%) Back Office
10 8 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.48%) Polish Language
11 6 (0.48%) Greek Language
12 5 (0.40%) Automotive
12 5 (0.40%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.40%) German Language
12 5 (0.40%) Turkish Language
13 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 320 (25.38%) Developer
2 217 (17.21%) Analyst
3 127 (10.07%) Support Engineer
4 93 (7.38%) .NET Developer
5 88 (6.98%) Software Developer
6 87 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 76 (6.03%) C# Developer
8 64 (5.08%) Team Leader
9 61 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 54 (4.28%) IT Support
11 52 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 51 (4.04%) Software Engineer
12 51 (4.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 50 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
14 48 (3.81%) Consultant
15 47 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
16 46 (3.65%) Java Developer
17 43 (3.41%) Tester
18 40 (3.17%) Senior Developer
19 34 (2.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (23.31%) .NET
2 212 (16.81%) HTML
3 181 (14.35%) ASP.NET
4 135 (10.71%) Web Services
5 131 (10.39%) CSS
6 107 (8.49%) XML
7 75 (5.95%) WCF
8 73 (5.79%) HTML5
9 69 (5.47%) jQuery
10 56 (4.44%) .NET Framework
11 55 (4.36%) XSLT
12 48 (3.81%) RESTful
13 39 (3.09%) JMS
14 36 (2.85%) Spring
15 33 (2.62%) Servlets
16 32 (2.54%) WinForms
17 31 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
18 30 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (2.22%) J2EE
20 27 (2.14%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.79%) Computer Science
2 61 (4.84%) User Experience
3 60 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 44 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 42 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (2.38%) N-Tier
8 26 (2.06%) Animation
8 26 (2.06%) Clustering
9 22 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.74%) 3D Graphics
10 21 (1.67%) Replication
10 21 (1.67%) iPhone
11 17 (1.35%) Mathematics
12 13 (1.03%) iPad
12 13 (1.03%) Statistics
13 11 (0.87%) CMDB
14 9 (0.71%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.71%) Blog
15 8 (0.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 257 (20.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 241 (19.11%) Linux
3 205 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 175 (13.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (9.60%) Windows 7
6 108 (8.56%) UNIX
7 99 (7.85%) Android
8 62 (4.92%) Apple iOS
9 59 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (4.52%) Windows 8
11 54 (4.28%) Windows XP
12 50 (3.97%) Windows Phone
13 29 (2.30%) Mac OS X
14 25 (1.98%) Windows Phone 8
15 24 (1.90%) AIX
16 23 (1.82%) Solaris
16 23 (1.82%) Windows 2000
17 13 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.87%) HPUX
18 11 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (17.92%) ITIL
2 144 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (9.28%) Project Management
4 112 (8.88%) Software Engineering
5 95 (7.53%) Mentoring
6 85 (6.74%) OO
7 74 (5.87%) Scrum
8 66 (5.23%) Service Delivery
9 58 (4.60%) ERP
10 53 (4.20%) CRM
11 52 (4.12%) Configuration Management
12 51 (4.04%) Change Management
13 50 (3.97%) MVC
14 47 (3.73%) Software Testing
14 47 (3.73%) Incident Management
15 46 (3.65%) Problem Management
16 45 (3.57%) Change Control
17 44 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
18 43 (3.41%) E-Commerce
19 42 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 338 (26.80%) SQL
2 252 (19.98%) C#
3 167 (13.24%) JavaScript
4 120 (9.52%) Java
5 108 (8.56%) VB.NET
6 54 (4.28%) T-SQL
7 53 (4.20%) C++
8 38 (3.01%) C
9 31 (2.46%) PowerShell
10 28 (2.22%) Python
11 27 (2.14%) VB
12 24 (1.90%) XPath
12 24 (1.90%) Perl
13 21 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.51%) PHP
15 15 (1.19%) VBScript
16 12 (0.95%) Ruby
16 12 (0.95%) VBA
16 12 (0.95%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (10.31%) Degree
3 88 (6.98%) MCSE
4 65 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (4.92%) CCNA
6 56 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
7 48 (3.81%) MCITP
8 46 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 43 (3.41%) CCA
9 43 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
10 42 (3.33%) MCP
11 37 (2.93%) MCSA
12 36 (2.85%) Security Cleared
13 29 (2.30%) MCTS
14 25 (1.98%) SC Cleared
15 18 (1.43%) ISEB
16 13 (1.03%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 10 (0.79%) VCAP
18 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.76%) SLA
2 59 (4.68%) QA
3 20 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.35%) WAI
5 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.24%) BS7799
7 3 (0.24%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.16%) GMP
8 2 (0.16%) GLP
System Software
1 309 (24.50%) Active Directory
2 213 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (12.13%) Hyper-V
4 73 (5.79%) XenApp
5 58 (4.60%) vSphere
6 48 (3.81%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.67%) XenServer
8 20 (1.59%) VMware ESX
9 19 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 14 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.95%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.71%) NFS
12 9 (0.71%) Xen
12 9 (0.71%) KVM
13 8 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.63%) vCloud
13 8 (0.63%) MetaFrame
14 7 (0.56%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.40%) Squid
16 4 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 55 (4.36%) SCCM
2 37 (2.93%) SCOM
3 16 (1.27%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (1.11%) Puppet
6 13 (1.03%) SCVMM
6 13 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.87%) Nagios
8 10 (0.79%) WSUS
8 10 (0.79%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.63%) OpenView
10 7 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.48%) Ansible
11 6 (0.48%) Cacti
11 6 (0.48%) OpenNMS
12 5 (0.40%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.32%) DameWare
14 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 471 (37.35%) Microsoft
2 305 (24.19%) VMware
3 193 (15.31%) Citrix
4 130 (10.31%) Cisco
5 127 (10.07%) Oracle
6 89 (7.06%) HP
7 61 (4.84%) NetApp
8 60 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 34 (2.70%) Dell
10 32 (2.54%) IBM
11 29 (2.30%) CheckPoint
11 29 (2.30%) Juniper
11 29 (2.30%) Apple
12 28 (2.22%) Symantec
13 26 (2.06%) EMC
14 23 (1.82%) McAfee
15 18 (1.43%) AppSense
16 17 (1.35%) Veeam
17 15 (1.19%) Adobe
17 15 (1.19%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Epsilium Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits + Stock
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Experts
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40K to 45K + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum +6k bonus + car or allowance + benef
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Deltatre Media
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days, Great environment
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £33000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago