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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 481 672 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.17% 17.22% 15.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.23% 65.05% 59.02%
Number of salaries quoted 385 573 569
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 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
773 1033 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.77% 26.47% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 630 875 970
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +17 44 £31,500 +26.00% 5
Rochdale +6 19 £54,000 +111.76% 3
Stockport -13 18 £34,250 +5.38% 8
Salford -12 7 £26,000 -31.57% 1
Wigan +2 6 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 6 £32,500 -
Altrincham -10 5 £29,000 -11.11% 2
Cheadle -11 3 £30,000 -20.00%
Oldham - 3 £22,500 - 1
Sale -4 2 £20,500 -48.75%
Bury -3 1 £27,500 +22.22% 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 478 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 384 (33.65%) SQL Server
3 356 (31.20%) VMware
4 329 (28.83%) Active Directory
5 266 (23.31%) SQL
6 229 (20.07%) C#
7 228 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 222 (19.46%) .NET
8 222 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
9 220 (19.28%) MS Excel
10 213 (18.67%) MS Exchange
11 212 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 205 (17.97%) Citrix
13 197 (17.27%) Windows 7
14 186 (16.30%) Linux
15 182 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 181 (15.86%) ITIL
17 161 (14.11%) Finance
18 154 (13.50%) SAN
19 152 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
20 150 (13.15%) DNS
21 149 (13.06%) Cisco
22 147 (12.88%) MS Office
23 141 (12.36%) Degree
24 139 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
25 137 (12.01%) Firewall
26 134 (11.74%) Web Services
27 128 (11.22%) XML
28 125 (10.96%) ASP.NET
29 123 (10.78%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 213 (18.67%) MS Exchange
2 106 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 101 (8.85%) SharePoint
4 76 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 58 (5.08%) IIS
6 52 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 46 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 37 (3.24%) WebSphere
8 37 (3.24%) WebLogic
9 28 (2.45%) Lync
10 19 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (1.67%) Apache
11 14 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.23%) CMS
12 12 (1.05%) Drupal
12 12 (1.05%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.70%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.53%) Joomla!
15 6 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 220 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 147 (12.88%) MS Office
3 6 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.088%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.44%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.088%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 85 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (3.68%) Office 365
3 38 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (2.02%) IBM PureFlex
5 6 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.35%) SaaS
6 4 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.088%) GitHub
8 1 (0.088%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (13.50%) SAN
2 150 (13.15%) DNS
3 137 (12.01%) Firewall
4 113 (9.90%) DHCP
5 111 (9.73%) WAN
5 111 (9.73%) LAN
6 107 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 82 (7.19%) VPN
8 61 (5.35%) VoIP
9 52 (4.56%) Internet
10 40 (3.51%) Wireless
11 35 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (2.45%) VLAN
13 22 (1.93%) Broadband
14 21 (1.84%) HTTP
14 21 (1.84%) NAS
15 20 (1.75%) Ethernet
16 19 (1.67%) WLAN
17 18 (1.58%) MPLS
18 17 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (33.65%) SQL Server
2 96 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 59 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (4.91%) Relational Database
6 39 (3.42%) RDBMS
7 37 (3.24%) MySQL
7 37 (3.24%) Oracle Database
8 33 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 29 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (2.19%) DB2
11 23 (2.02%) Oracle Exadata
12 19 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
13 17 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
15 14 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.70%) NoSQL
17 7 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
18 6 (0.53%) Big Data
18 6 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 57 (5.00%) NUnit
2 41 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 36 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (2.54%) Subversion
5 24 (2.10%) MSI
5 24 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (2.02%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.84%) MSTest
8 18 (1.58%) JIRA
9 17 (1.49%) JUnit
9 17 (1.49%) Moq
10 15 (1.31%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.23%) Selenium
12 12 (1.05%) Ant
13 10 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
14 8 (0.70%) Xcode
15 7 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 5 (0.44%) Bugzilla
16 5 (0.44%) Selenium IDE
16 5 (0.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 161 (14.11%) Finance
2 52 (4.56%) Retail
3 37 (3.24%) Law
4 34 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.72%) Banking
6 29 (2.54%) Legal
7 21 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.75%) Advertising
9 15 (1.31%) Publishing
10 14 (1.23%) Marketing
11 10 (0.88%) Automotive
11 10 (0.88%) Games
12 8 (0.70%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.44%) Back Office
14 1 (0.088%) Electronics
14 1 (0.088%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.088%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 252 (22.09%) Developer
2 127 (11.13%) Analyst
3 110 (9.64%) Support Engineer
4 96 (8.41%) C# Developer
5 83 (7.27%) Architect
6 77 (6.75%) .NET Developer
7 74 (6.49%) Software Developer
8 71 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 70 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 67 (5.87%) IT Support
11 59 (5.17%) Support Analyst
11 59 (5.17%) Consultant
12 55 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
13 48 (4.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 47 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
15 40 (3.51%) DBA
15 40 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
16 39 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
16 39 (3.42%) Agile C# Developer
17 38 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (19.46%) .NET
2 134 (11.74%) Web Services
3 128 (11.22%) XML
4 125 (10.96%) ASP.NET
5 121 (10.60%) HTML
6 108 (9.47%) CSS
7 84 (7.36%) WCF
8 76 (6.66%) jQuery
9 70 (6.13%) WPF
10 63 (5.52%) LINQ
11 62 (5.43%) .NET Framework
12 52 (4.56%) SOAP
13 48 (4.21%) Middleware
14 47 (4.12%) WinForms
14 47 (4.12%) HTML5
15 46 (4.03%) REST
16 43 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (2.89%) MSMQ
18 32 (2.80%) CSS3
19 28 (2.45%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 120 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (10.43%) Data Centre
3 58 (5.08%) Replication
4 47 (4.12%) Client/Server
5 41 (3.59%) Blackberry
5 41 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 40 (3.51%) Clustering
7 32 (2.80%) FlexPod
7 32 (2.80%) iPhone
8 23 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.93%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.84%) Statistics
11 20 (1.75%) iPad
12 19 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
13 18 (1.58%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.58%) Thin Client
13 18 (1.58%) N-Tier
14 15 (1.31%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.96%) Interactive TV
15 11 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 212 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 197 (17.27%) Windows 7
3 186 (16.30%) Linux
4 182 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 139 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 93 (8.15%) Windows 8
7 81 (7.10%) Windows XP
8 80 (7.01%) UNIX
9 65 (5.70%) Android
10 48 (4.21%) Apple iOS
11 36 (3.16%) AIX
12 35 (3.07%) Solaris
13 32 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (2.63%) HPUX
15 28 (2.45%) SUSE
16 26 (2.28%) Windows Mobile
17 23 (2.02%) zOS
17 23 (2.02%) OS/400
18 19 (1.67%) Windows Vista
19 18 (1.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (15.86%) ITIL
3 123 (10.78%) TDD
4 81 (7.10%) OO
5 80 (7.01%) Software Engineering
6 79 (6.92%) MVC
7 68 (5.96%) Scrum
7 68 (5.96%) Mentoring
8 67 (5.87%) UML
9 65 (5.70%) Migration
10 64 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (4.91%) SDLC
12 54 (4.73%) Coaching
13 53 (4.65%) Business Continuity
14 52 (4.56%) Project Management
15 47 (4.12%) Incident Management
16 46 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 44 (3.86%) OOP
18 42 (3.68%) PRINCE2
18 42 (3.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (23.31%) SQL
2 229 (20.07%) C#
3 114 (9.99%) JavaScript
4 84 (7.36%) C++
5 77 (6.75%) Java
6 74 (6.49%) PowerShell
7 51 (4.47%) VB
8 49 (4.29%) T-SQL
9 47 (4.12%) C
10 39 (3.42%) VBA
11 32 (2.80%) VB.NET
12 26 (2.28%) PHP
13 24 (2.10%) VBScript
14 19 (1.67%) Perl
15 16 (1.40%) Objective-C
16 14 (1.23%) VB6
17 11 (0.96%) VC++
18 9 (0.79%) Ruby
19 8 (0.70%) Bash Shell
19 8 (0.70%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 152 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (12.36%) Degree
3 74 (6.49%) MCITP
4 68 (5.96%) MCSE
5 60 (5.26%) MCP
6 48 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 43 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (3.59%) CCNA
9 38 (3.33%) MCSA
10 36 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
11 35 (3.07%) Security Cleared
12 33 (2.89%) CCA
13 26 (2.28%) MCTS
14 23 (2.02%) NCDA
15 20 (1.75%) ISEB
16 19 (1.67%) MCDST
17 18 (1.58%) CCNP
18 16 (1.40%) ISTQB
18 16 (1.40%) CCEE
19 15 (1.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.00%) SLA
2 28 (2.45%) QA
3 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.79%) WAI
5 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.088%) COBIT
6 1 (0.088%) HL7
6 1 (0.088%) GMP
6 1 (0.088%) GLP
System Software
1 329 (28.83%) Active Directory
2 228 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (10.60%) Hyper-V
4 80 (7.01%) XenDesktop
5 69 (6.05%) XenApp
6 52 (4.56%) vSphere
7 44 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (2.80%) XenServer
9 25 (2.19%) VMware ESX
10 23 (2.02%) KVM
11 21 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.05%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.79%) vCloud
14 6 (0.53%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.35%) Firmware
15 4 (0.35%) Xen
15 4 (0.35%) NFS
16 2 (0.18%) Samba
16 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 67 (5.87%) SCCM
2 23 (2.02%) Tivoli
3 15 (1.31%) WSUS
4 12 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (1.05%) Puppet
5 11 (0.96%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.88%) SCOM
7 8 (0.70%) MOM
8 6 (0.53%) XenMobile
8 6 (0.53%) cPanel
9 5 (0.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 5 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.44%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.35%) Nagios
10 4 (0.35%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.26%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 478 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 356 (31.20%) VMware
3 205 (17.97%) Citrix
4 149 (13.06%) Cisco
5 123 (10.78%) HP
6 100 (8.76%) NetApp
7 98 (8.59%) Oracle
8 53 (4.65%) Symantec
9 41 (3.59%) Dell
10 40 (3.51%) IBM
11 39 (3.42%) Red Hat
12 38 (3.33%) AppSense
13 37 (3.24%) EMC
14 32 (2.80%) CheckPoint
15 27 (2.37%) Juniper
16 25 (2.19%) Brocade
17 23 (2.02%) BMC
17 23 (2.02%) CA
17 23 (2.02%) Apple
18 22 (1.93%) Veeam
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car allowance
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Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
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