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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 660 636 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.89% 15.20% 16.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.54% 60.40% 60.46%
Number of salaries quoted 551 543 546
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1007 1053 1042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.77% 25.17% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 851 914 872
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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 22 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 22 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 -3 34 £31,500 +5.00% 9
Salford +6 25 £38,000 +1.33%
Cheadle -1 20 £35,000 +8.52% 1
Altrincham -2 18 £45,500 +51.66% 5
Bolton -5 18 £20,750 -39.85% 2
Bury -7 11 £22,500 -50.00%
Rochdale -10 9 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Wigan -4 5 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Oldham +7 3 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Sale 0 2 £38,750 -13.88%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 502 (38.82%) Microsoft
2 415 (32.10%) SQL Server
3 409 (31.63%) SQL
4 337 (26.06%) Active Directory
5 324 (25.06%) .NET
6 306 (23.67%) C#
7 304 (23.51%) VMware
8 270 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 254 (19.64%) MS Excel
10 242 (18.72%) Linux
11 241 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 213 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 212 (16.40%) ASP.NET
14 210 (16.24%) MS Exchange
15 202 (15.62%) ITIL
16 197 (15.24%) Finance
17 194 (15.00%) HTML
18 186 (14.39%) JavaScript
19 184 (14.23%) Citrix
20 176 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
21 155 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification
22 145 (11.21%) Windows 7
23 144 (11.14%) Hyper-V
24 139 (10.75%) VB.NET
25 138 (10.67%) UNIX
26 134 (10.36%) Java
26 134 (10.36%) Oracle
27 129 (9.98%) Web Services
28 126 (9.74%) Firewall
29 125 (9.67%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 210 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 93 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 90 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (6.03%) IIS
5 63 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 51 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 33 (2.55%) WebSphere
9 28 (2.17%) WebLogic
10 26 (2.01%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (1.78%) Lync
13 18 (1.39%) Apache
14 15 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (1.01%) Confluence
16 11 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.70%) CMS
19 7 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
19 7 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 254 (19.64%) MS Excel
2 120 (9.28%) MS Office
3 15 (1.16%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.23%) InDesign
7 1 (0.077%) MS Project
7 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.70%) Magento
2 9 (0.70%) Visualfiles
2 9 (0.70%) Sage 1000
3 4 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.23%) Bond Adapt
4 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.077%) Exstream
6 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 66 (5.10%) Office 365
2 49 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.15%) GitHub
7 2 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 126 (9.74%) Firewall
2 124 (9.59%) WAN
3 122 (9.44%) TCP/IP
4 115 (8.89%) LAN
5 112 (8.66%) SAN
6 92 (7.12%) DNS
7 61 (4.72%) HTTP
7 61 (4.72%) DHCP
8 42 (3.25%) VPN
9 40 (3.09%) Internet
10 29 (2.24%) VoIP
10 29 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
10 29 (2.24%) NAS
11 23 (1.78%) iSCSI
11 23 (1.78%) VLAN
12 11 (0.85%) SMTP
12 11 (0.85%) Wireless
12 11 (0.85%) Unified Communications
12 11 (0.85%) NetScaler
12 11 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (32.10%) SQL Server
2 101 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (6.11%) Relational Database
4 67 (5.18%) MySQL
5 58 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (3.71%) Oracle Database
8 38 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 34 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (2.01%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.24%) Hazelcast
13 15 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.01%) DB2
15 11 (0.85%) Big Data
16 9 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
18 7 (0.54%) DTS
Development Applications
1 80 (6.19%) Visual Studio
2 53 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (2.63%) NUnit
4 33 (2.55%) Git (software)
5 29 (2.24%) Eclipse
6 27 (2.09%) JIRA
7 26 (2.01%) Subversion
8 25 (1.93%) Maven
9 22 (1.70%) Jenkins
10 20 (1.55%) Selenium
11 18 (1.39%) Ant
12 16 (1.24%) JUnit
13 13 (1.01%) Mercurial
14 10 (0.77%) Moq
15 9 (0.70%) Gradle
15 9 (0.70%) Hudson
16 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 7 (0.54%) Selenium IDE
17 5 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
17 5 (0.39%) SoapUI
General
1 197 (15.24%) Finance
2 52 (4.02%) Marketing
3 36 (2.78%) Retail
4 25 (1.93%) Law
4 25 (1.93%) Banking
5 23 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.70%) Games
7 18 (1.39%) Legal
7 18 (1.39%) Advertising
8 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.62%) Greek Language
9 8 (0.62%) Polish Language
10 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.46%) Back Office
11 6 (0.46%) Electronics
12 5 (0.39%) Military
13 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
16 1 (0.077%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 348 (26.91%) Developer
2 198 (15.31%) Analyst
3 146 (11.29%) Support Engineer
4 112 (8.66%) Software Developer
5 109 (8.43%) .NET Developer
6 96 (7.42%) Support Analyst
7 90 (6.96%) C# Developer
8 73 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 67 (5.18%) IT Support
10 66 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 65 (5.03%) Team Leader
12 60 (4.64%) Consultant
13 57 (4.41%) Software Engineer
13 57 (4.41%) Senior Developer
14 51 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
15 49 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
16 47 (3.63%) Administrator
17 46 (3.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 45 (3.48%) Java Developer
19 44 (3.40%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (25.06%) .NET
2 212 (16.40%) ASP.NET
3 194 (15.00%) HTML
4 129 (9.98%) Web Services
5 117 (9.05%) XML
6 112 (8.66%) CSS
7 111 (8.58%) WCF
8 65 (5.03%) jQuery
9 64 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (4.10%) .NET Framework
11 48 (3.71%) HTML5
12 44 (3.40%) WinForms
13 42 (3.25%) XSLT
14 40 (3.09%) RESTful
14 40 (3.09%) J2EE
15 31 (2.40%) JMS
15 31 (2.40%) Spring
15 31 (2.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 24 (1.86%) NHibernate
16 24 (1.86%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.96%) Computer Science
2 51 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (3.02%) Blackberry
4 36 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 32 (2.47%) Clustering
6 27 (2.09%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.86%) Replication
7 24 (1.86%) 3D Graphics
8 22 (1.70%) Statistics
9 21 (1.62%) iPhone
9 21 (1.62%) Animation
10 20 (1.55%) Mathematics
11 14 (1.08%) Social Media
12 13 (1.01%) iPad
13 11 (0.85%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.85%) Tandem
13 11 (0.85%) CMDB
14 9 (0.70%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.70%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 270 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 242 (18.72%) Linux
3 241 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 176 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 145 (11.21%) Windows 7
6 138 (10.67%) UNIX
7 86 (6.65%) Windows XP
8 70 (5.41%) Android
9 65 (5.03%) Windows 8
10 46 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (3.25%) Apple iOS
12 41 (3.17%) Mac OS X
13 34 (2.63%) Windows Phone
14 27 (2.09%) AIX
15 22 (1.70%) Solaris
16 17 (1.31%) Windows 2000
17 15 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
18 14 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
19 13 (1.01%) HPUX
19 13 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (15.62%) ITIL
2 123 (9.51%) Project Management
3 112 (8.66%) Software Engineering
4 88 (6.81%) OO
5 76 (5.88%) Scrum
6 73 (5.65%) MVC
7 65 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (4.80%) CRM
9 56 (4.33%) Service Delivery
10 51 (3.94%) Configuration Management
11 50 (3.87%) Software Testing
12 49 (3.79%) Change Management
12 49 (3.79%) TDD
13 46 (3.56%) ERP
14 45 (3.48%) Problem Management
15 44 (3.40%) Incident Management
15 44 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
16 42 (3.25%) Time Management
16 42 (3.25%) Change Control
17 36 (2.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 409 (31.63%) SQL
2 306 (23.67%) C#
3 186 (14.39%) JavaScript
4 139 (10.75%) VB.NET
5 134 (10.36%) Java
6 67 (5.18%) T-SQL
7 60 (4.64%) C++
8 40 (3.09%) Python
9 38 (2.94%) C
10 35 (2.71%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.55%) Perl
12 28 (2.17%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.78%) PHP
13 23 (1.78%) Ruby
14 18 (1.39%) VB
15 16 (1.24%) XPath
16 13 (1.01%) VBScript
16 13 (1.01%) Bash Shell
17 12 (0.93%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 155 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (9.05%) Degree
3 92 (7.12%) MCSE
4 59 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (4.33%) CCNA
6 54 (4.18%) MCP
7 45 (3.48%) Security Cleared
8 41 (3.17%) MCSA
8 41 (3.17%) MCITP
9 40 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
9 40 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
10 36 (2.78%) MCTS
11 35 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (1.93%) CCA
13 24 (1.86%) SC Cleared
14 21 (1.62%) ISEB
15 13 (1.01%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.93%) NCDA
16 12 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.46%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.03%) SLA
2 54 (4.18%) QA
3 19 (1.47%) WAI
3 19 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.46%) ISO 9000
4 6 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.46%) BS7799
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.15%) GMP
5 2 (0.15%) GLP
System Software
1 337 (26.06%) Active Directory
2 213 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (11.14%) Hyper-V
4 67 (5.18%) vSphere
5 61 (4.72%) XenApp
6 49 (3.79%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.86%) XenServer
8 16 (1.24%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.70%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.62%) vCloud
13 7 (0.54%) Squid
14 6 (0.46%) NFS
14 6 (0.46%) MetaFrame
15 5 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.39%) UAG
15 5 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (5.10%) SCCM
2 56 (4.33%) SCOM
3 23 (1.78%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.16%) SCVMM
5 12 (0.93%) WSUS
5 12 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.70%) Nagios
6 9 (0.70%) OpenView
7 8 (0.62%) Puppet
7 8 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (0.54%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.39%) Cacti
10 4 (0.31%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.31%) OpenNMS
10 4 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.31%) DameWare
10 4 (0.31%) MOM
Vendors
1 502 (38.82%) Microsoft
2 304 (23.51%) VMware
3 184 (14.23%) Citrix
4 134 (10.36%) Oracle
5 125 (9.67%) Cisco
6 88 (6.81%) HP
7 64 (4.95%) NetApp
8 55 (4.25%) Red Hat
9 38 (2.94%) Apple
10 31 (2.40%) IBM
11 30 (2.32%) Symantec
12 29 (2.24%) Dell
13 25 (1.93%) McAfee
14 22 (1.70%) EMC
14 22 (1.70%) Avaya
15 18 (1.39%) Juniper
16 16 (1.24%) Veeam
17 14 (1.08%) AppSense
17 14 (1.08%) Sage
18 13 (1.01%) ProCurve
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
MDSAS
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum 7% pension and parking onsite
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 - £45,000 per annum + excell
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jumar
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago