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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 522 678 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.55% 16.90% 15.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.04% 66.86% 58.66%
Number of salaries quoted 403 561 521
Average salary £35,000 £33,027 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.97% -5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £22,000 £23,000
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
828 1014 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.08% 25.28% 25.75%
Number of salaries quoted 667 851 903
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +23 40 £30,000 +42.85% 2
Rochdale +14 25 £50,000 +100.00% 2
Stockport +4 24 £33,000 +4.76% 11
Altrincham 0 13 £39,250 -14.67% 7
Salford -8 7 £23,750 -40.62% 2
Cheadle -7 6 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Wigan -1 4 £24,000 -31.42% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £32,500 -
Bury +3 2 £27,500 +15.78% 3
Oldham -3 2 £18,000 -48.57% 7
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 443 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 362 (33.24%) VMware
3 356 (32.69%) SQL Server
4 329 (30.21%) Active Directory
5 243 (22.31%) SQL
6 229 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
7 222 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 206 (18.92%) MS Excel
9 205 (18.82%) MS Exchange
10 202 (18.55%) Citrix
11 201 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 191 (17.54%) C#
13 179 (16.44%) .NET
13 179 (16.44%) Windows 7
14 176 (16.16%) Linux
15 172 (15.79%) ITIL
16 165 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 155 (14.23%) DNS
18 153 (14.05%) SAN
19 152 (13.96%) Cisco
20 147 (13.50%) Finance
21 145 (13.31%) Microsoft Certification
22 144 (13.22%) Degree
23 130 (11.94%) MS Office
24 127 (11.66%) Web Services
25 124 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
26 123 (11.29%) Firewall
27 118 (10.84%) Hyper-V
28 116 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
29 115 (10.56%) TDD

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 205 (18.82%) MS Exchange
2 97 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (8.54%) SharePoint
4 71 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 52 (4.78%) IIS
7 39 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 36 (3.31%) WebLogic
9 35 (3.21%) WebSphere
10 30 (2.75%) Lync
11 21 (1.93%) Apache
12 18 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (1.10%) Drupal
15 11 (1.01%) CMS
16 9 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.83%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.64%) Node.js
17 7 (0.64%) IBM Notes
18 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 206 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 130 (11.94%) MS Office
3 9 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.46%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.092%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.092%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 97 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (4.04%) Office 365
4 23 (2.11%) IBM PureFlex
5 8 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.55%) SaaS
6 6 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.18%) GitHub
8 2 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (14.23%) DNS
2 153 (14.05%) SAN
3 123 (11.29%) Firewall
4 113 (10.38%) DHCP
5 104 (9.55%) TCP/IP
6 101 (9.27%) LAN
6 101 (9.27%) WAN
7 83 (7.62%) VPN
8 65 (5.97%) Internet
9 64 (5.88%) VoIP
10 33 (3.03%) Wireless
11 30 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (2.48%) VLAN
13 22 (2.02%) Broadband
13 22 (2.02%) Ethernet
14 20 (1.84%) WLAN
14 20 (1.84%) NAS
15 18 (1.65%) HTTP
16 17 (1.56%) MPLS
16 17 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 95 (8.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 57 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.67%) Oracle Database
7 35 (3.21%) MySQL
8 34 (3.12%) RDBMS
9 24 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (2.11%) Oracle Exadata
10 23 (2.11%) DB2
11 21 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (1.19%) NoSQL
13 12 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
16 8 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 56 (5.14%) NUnit
2 47 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 31 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 27 (2.48%) Subversion
6 26 (2.39%) MSI
7 24 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 22 (2.02%) JIRA
9 18 (1.65%) Selenium
10 16 (1.47%) MSTest
11 12 (1.10%) Moq
12 11 (1.01%) JUnit
13 10 (0.92%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.92%) Rhino Mocks
14 9 (0.83%) Ant
15 8 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.73%) Xcode
16 6 (0.55%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.55%) HP UFT
17 5 (0.46%) FitNesse
General
1 147 (13.50%) Finance
2 53 (4.87%) Retail
3 37 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.03%) Law
5 31 (2.85%) Banking
6 29 (2.66%) Legal
7 17 (1.56%) Advertising
8 15 (1.38%) Games
9 14 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.92%) Publishing
10 10 (0.92%) Marketing
11 9 (0.83%) Automotive
12 8 (0.73%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.46%) Back Office
14 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.18%) Electronics
16 1 (0.092%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 215 (19.74%) Developer
2 130 (11.94%) Analyst
3 101 (9.27%) Support Engineer
4 78 (7.16%) Architect
5 70 (6.43%) Software Developer
5 70 (6.43%) C# Developer
6 67 (6.15%) IT Support
7 62 (5.69%) .NET Developer
7 62 (5.69%) Support Analyst
8 61 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 59 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 54 (4.96%) Consultant
11 42 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
12 40 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
13 39 (3.58%) Agile C# Developer
14 36 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
14 36 (3.31%) C# Software Developer
15 34 (3.12%) DBA
16 33 (3.03%) SQL DBA
17 32 (2.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (16.44%) .NET
2 127 (11.66%) Web Services
3 111 (10.19%) XML
4 103 (9.46%) HTML
5 94 (8.63%) ASP.NET
6 90 (8.26%) CSS
7 79 (7.25%) WCF
8 68 (6.24%) WPF
9 64 (5.88%) LINQ
10 57 (5.23%) jQuery
11 54 (4.96%) REST
12 51 (4.68%) Middleware
13 50 (4.59%) .NET Framework
14 49 (4.50%) SOAP
15 45 (4.13%) HTML5
16 37 (3.40%) WinForms
17 36 (3.31%) MSMQ
18 33 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
19 27 (2.48%) CSS3
20 26 (2.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 124 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (10.19%) Data Centre
3 58 (5.33%) Replication
4 50 (4.59%) Blackberry
5 47 (4.32%) Client/Server
6 36 (3.31%) Clustering
6 36 (3.31%) Computer Science
7 33 (3.03%) iPhone
8 27 (2.48%) FlexPod
9 24 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.20%) Statistics
9 24 (2.20%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.93%) iPad
11 17 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
11 17 (1.56%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.38%) N-Tier
13 14 (1.29%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.29%) Fat Client
13 14 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 201 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 179 (16.44%) Windows 7
3 176 (16.16%) Linux
4 165 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 80 (7.35%) UNIX
7 77 (7.07%) Windows 8
8 71 (6.52%) Android
9 57 (5.23%) Windows XP
10 53 (4.87%) Apple iOS
11 41 (3.76%) AIX
12 35 (3.21%) Solaris
13 32 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (2.85%) HPUX
15 29 (2.66%) SUSE
16 25 (2.30%) Windows Mobile
17 23 (2.11%) zOS
17 23 (2.11%) OS/400
18 22 (2.02%) Mac OS X
19 17 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (15.79%) ITIL
3 115 (10.56%) TDD
4 76 (6.98%) Mentoring
5 71 (6.52%) Scrum
6 69 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (6.24%) Software Engineering
8 63 (5.79%) UML
9 58 (5.33%) SDLC
10 56 (5.14%) Migration
11 55 (5.05%) MVC
11 55 (5.05%) Project Management
11 55 (5.05%) OO
11 55 (5.05%) Coaching
12 49 (4.50%) Incident Management
13 47 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (4.22%) Business Continuity
15 42 (3.86%) Service Management
16 41 (3.76%) Service Delivery
17 40 (3.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 243 (22.31%) SQL
2 191 (17.54%) C#
3 92 (8.45%) JavaScript
4 82 (7.53%) C++
5 73 (6.70%) Java
5 73 (6.70%) PowerShell
6 50 (4.59%) T-SQL
7 42 (3.86%) VBA
8 36 (3.31%) VB
9 35 (3.21%) C
10 27 (2.48%) PHP
11 25 (2.30%) VBScript
12 24 (2.20%) Perl
13 19 (1.74%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.10%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.01%) Ruby
15 11 (1.01%) VC++
15 11 (1.01%) Python
16 8 (0.73%) ActionScript
16 8 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 145 (13.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (13.22%) Degree
3 73 (6.70%) MCSE
4 70 (6.43%) MCITP
5 51 (4.68%) MCP
6 45 (4.13%) MCSA
7 41 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 38 (3.49%) CCNA
10 30 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
10 30 (2.75%) Security Cleared
11 28 (2.57%) CCA
12 22 (2.02%) MCTS
13 20 (1.84%) ISEB
14 19 (1.74%) CCNP
15 16 (1.47%) NCDA
16 14 (1.29%) CCEE
17 13 (1.19%) MCDST
18 12 (1.10%) ISTQB
19 11 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.43%) SLA
2 34 (3.12%) QA
3 12 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.46%) WAI
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.092%) GMP
6 1 (0.092%) GLP
6 1 (0.092%) COBIT
System Software
1 329 (30.21%) Active Directory
2 222 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 70 (6.43%) XenDesktop
5 60 (5.51%) XenApp
6 42 (3.86%) vSphere
7 41 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (2.85%) VMware ESX
9 29 (2.66%) XenServer
10 24 (2.20%) KVM
11 23 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.92%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.83%) VMware Server
13 9 (0.83%) vCloud
14 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.46%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.37%) Firmware
16 4 (0.37%) pfSense
17 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
18 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 61 (5.60%) SCCM
2 23 (2.11%) Tivoli
3 16 (1.47%) WSUS
4 13 (1.19%) Puppet
5 9 (0.83%) SCOM
6 8 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.64%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.64%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.64%) cPanel
8 6 (0.55%) XenMobile
8 6 (0.55%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.46%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.46%) Nagios
9 5 (0.46%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.46%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.37%) Opsview
Vendors
1 443 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 362 (33.24%) VMware
3 202 (18.55%) Citrix
4 152 (13.96%) Cisco
5 99 (9.09%) HP
6 93 (8.54%) Oracle
7 79 (7.25%) NetApp
8 47 (4.32%) Symantec
8 47 (4.32%) EMC
9 40 (3.67%) IBM
9 40 (3.67%) Red Hat
10 36 (3.31%) AppSense
11 33 (3.03%) Dell
12 29 (2.66%) CheckPoint
13 27 (2.48%) Juniper
13 27 (2.48%) Brocade
14 23 (2.11%) BMC
14 23 (2.11%) CA
15 22 (2.02%) Apple
16 21 (1.93%) Symbian
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension & healthcare
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks a trading division of Harvey Nash Plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + generous on call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 50-55k
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 45 - 55k
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago