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

Location
3 months to
30 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 574 593 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.13% 16.07% 15.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.45% 60.39% 58.04%
Number of salaries quoted 469 495 488
Average salary £33,264 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.96% +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 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
877 982 982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.60% 26.61% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 720 843 844
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,400 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 30 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 30 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 -7 35 £29,500 -6.34% 9
Altrincham +4 25 £46,000 +15.00% 1
Salford +3 17 £38,000 -10.58% 2
Cheadle -8 14 £32,500 +14.03%
Wigan -7 12 £28,750 -20.13% 7
Bolton -10 8 £20,500 -48.10%
Oldham 0 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Rochdale -16 3 £52,000 +46.47% 2
Sale +1 1 £37,500 -9.09%
Bury -17 1 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 468 (37.26%) Microsoft
2 358 (28.50%) SQL Server
3 334 (26.59%) SQL
4 304 (24.20%) VMware
5 303 (24.12%) Active Directory
6 294 (23.41%) .NET
7 253 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 244 (19.43%) C#
9 239 (19.03%) Linux
10 228 (18.15%) ITIL
11 226 (17.99%) MS Excel
12 214 (17.04%) HTML
13 211 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 202 (16.08%) MS Exchange
15 201 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 197 (15.68%) Citrix
17 188 (14.97%) Finance
18 180 (14.33%) ASP.NET
19 176 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
20 169 (13.46%) JavaScript
21 153 (12.18%) Hyper-V
22 145 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
23 135 (10.75%) Web Services
23 135 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
24 133 (10.59%) CSS
25 131 (10.43%) Degree
26 129 (10.27%) Cisco
27 123 (9.79%) Firewall
28 122 (9.71%) SAN
29 121 (9.63%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 202 (16.08%) MS Exchange
2 116 (9.24%) IIS
3 101 (8.04%) SharePoint
4 75 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 58 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 49 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (3.74%) WebSphere
8 37 (2.95%) Tomcat
9 34 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 33 (2.63%) WebLogic
11 27 (2.15%) Apache
12 26 (2.07%) CMS
13 22 (1.75%) Lync
14 19 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (1.04%) Confluence
17 11 (0.88%) WordPress
17 11 (0.88%) Umbraco
18 10 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
18 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 226 (17.99%) MS Excel
2 110 (8.76%) MS Office
3 33 (2.63%) Photoshop
4 19 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.88%) Adobe After Effects
6 10 (0.80%) InDesign
7 5 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.080%) MS Project
9 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.80%) Magento
3 9 (0.72%) Visualfiles
4 5 (0.40%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.24%) Bond Adapt
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.16%) Line 100
7 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.080%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.080%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.080%) Exstream
7 1 (0.080%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.73%) Office 365
2 66 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.40%) GitHub
7 5 (0.40%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.40%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.16%) Route 53
9 1 (0.080%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.080%) IaaS
9 1 (0.080%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 123 (9.79%) Firewall
2 122 (9.71%) SAN
3 112 (8.92%) TCP/IP
4 103 (8.20%) DNS
5 101 (8.04%) WAN
6 91 (7.25%) LAN
7 64 (5.10%) HTTP
8 63 (5.02%) DHCP
9 50 (3.98%) VPN
10 46 (3.66%) NAS
11 40 (3.18%) Internet
12 31 (2.47%) VoIP
13 25 (1.99%) Network Security
14 24 (1.91%) iSCSI
14 24 (1.91%) VLAN
15 18 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (1.19%) NetScaler
17 13 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (0.96%) SMTP
19 11 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (28.50%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (5.57%) Relational Database
4 68 (5.41%) MySQL
5 45 (3.58%) Oracle Database
6 44 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 42 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.83%) Hazelcast
12 19 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (1.27%) Big Data
15 15 (1.19%) MongoDB
16 13 (1.04%) DB2
16 13 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
18 8 (0.64%) DTS
Development Applications
1 70 (5.57%) Visual Studio
2 34 (2.71%) Maven
3 33 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (2.55%) NUnit
5 31 (2.47%) Git (software)
6 26 (2.07%) Eclipse
7 24 (1.91%) JIRA
8 23 (1.83%) Selenium
8 23 (1.83%) Subversion
9 21 (1.67%) Jenkins
10 19 (1.51%) JUnit
11 15 (1.19%) Mercurial
12 10 (0.80%) Ant
13 9 (0.72%) Gradle
14 8 (0.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 8 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
15 7 (0.56%) Selenium IDE
15 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 5 (0.40%) SoapUI
16 5 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 188 (14.97%) Finance
2 40 (3.18%) Marketing
3 33 (2.63%) Law
4 27 (2.15%) Retail
5 23 (1.83%) Banking
6 22 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.67%) Games
8 18 (1.43%) Legal
9 17 (1.35%) Back Office
10 16 (1.27%) Advertising
11 10 (0.80%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.48%) German Language
13 5 (0.40%) Greek Language
13 5 (0.40%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.40%) Polish Language
13 5 (0.40%) Turkish Language
13 5 (0.40%) Automotive
14 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 316 (25.16%) Developer
2 220 (17.52%) Analyst
3 125 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 92 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 89 (7.09%) Support Analyst
6 83 (6.61%) Software Developer
7 72 (5.73%) C# Developer
8 68 (5.41%) Team Leader
9 60 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 57 (4.54%) IT Support
11 50 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
11 50 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
12 49 (3.90%) Consultant
12 49 (3.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 48 (3.82%) Software Engineer
14 46 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
15 44 (3.50%) Java Developer
16 42 (3.34%) Tester
17 37 (2.95%) Senior Developer
18 35 (2.79%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (23.41%) .NET
2 214 (17.04%) HTML
3 180 (14.33%) ASP.NET
4 135 (10.75%) Web Services
5 133 (10.59%) CSS
6 108 (8.60%) XML
7 76 (6.05%) HTML5
8 71 (5.65%) jQuery
8 71 (5.65%) WCF
9 58 (4.62%) XSLT
10 57 (4.54%) .NET Framework
11 47 (3.74%) RESTful
12 40 (3.18%) JMS
13 36 (2.87%) Spring
14 34 (2.71%) Servlets
15 32 (2.55%) WebSphere MQ
15 32 (2.55%) WinForms
16 28 (2.23%) Grails
16 28 (2.23%) J2SE
17 26 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 63 (5.02%) User Experience
3 59 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.06%) Mobile App
5 42 (3.34%) Blackberry
6 41 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (2.39%) Clustering
8 28 (2.23%) N-Tier
9 25 (1.99%) Animation
10 23 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.83%) 3D Graphics
11 22 (1.75%) Replication
12 20 (1.59%) iPhone
13 15 (1.19%) Mathematics
14 14 (1.11%) Statistics
15 13 (1.04%) iPad
16 11 (0.88%) CMDB
17 9 (0.72%) Blog
18 8 (0.64%) Social Media
19 7 (0.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 253 (20.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 239 (19.03%) Linux
3 201 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 176 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (9.63%) Windows 7
6 102 (8.12%) Android
6 102 (8.12%) UNIX
7 65 (5.18%) Apple iOS
8 61 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (4.54%) Windows 8
10 53 (4.22%) Windows Phone
11 48 (3.82%) Windows XP
12 28 (2.23%) Mac OS X
13 25 (1.99%) Windows Phone 8
14 23 (1.83%) AIX
15 22 (1.75%) Windows 2000
15 22 (1.75%) Solaris
16 13 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (18.15%) ITIL
2 145 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (9.24%) Project Management
4 113 (9.00%) Software Engineering
5 94 (7.48%) Mentoring
6 83 (6.61%) OO
7 73 (5.81%) Scrum
8 65 (5.18%) Service Delivery
9 62 (4.94%) ERP
10 51 (4.06%) Configuration Management
11 50 (3.98%) CRM
12 49 (3.90%) MVC
13 47 (3.74%) Change Management
14 46 (3.66%) Change Control
15 45 (3.58%) Business Intelligence
15 45 (3.58%) Incident Management
16 44 (3.50%) Software Testing
16 44 (3.50%) E-Commerce
17 43 (3.42%) Problem Management
18 42 (3.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 334 (26.59%) SQL
2 244 (19.43%) C#
3 169 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 121 (9.63%) Java
5 104 (8.28%) VB.NET
6 55 (4.38%) T-SQL
7 51 (4.06%) C++
8 37 (2.95%) C
9 34 (2.71%) PowerShell
10 29 (2.31%) VB
11 27 (2.15%) Python
12 25 (1.99%) XPath
13 24 (1.91%) Perl
14 22 (1.75%) PHP
15 16 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.19%) VBScript
17 13 (1.04%) Objective-C
18 12 (0.96%) Ruby
18 12 (0.96%) VBA
19 10 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (10.43%) Degree
3 88 (7.01%) MCSE
4 63 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (4.70%) CCNA
6 56 (4.46%) Citrix Certification
7 50 (3.98%) MCITP
8 47 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 44 (3.50%) CCA
10 42 (3.34%) MCP
11 38 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
12 36 (2.87%) MCSA
13 35 (2.79%) Security Cleared
14 29 (2.31%) MCTS
15 25 (1.99%) SC Cleared
16 17 (1.35%) ISEB
17 12 (0.96%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 11 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 10 (0.80%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.70%) QA
2 58 (4.62%) SLA
3 20 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.19%) WAI
5 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.16%) BS7799
7 2 (0.16%) GMP
7 2 (0.16%) GLP
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 303 (24.12%) Active Directory
2 211 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (12.18%) Hyper-V
4 74 (5.89%) XenApp
5 53 (4.22%) vSphere
6 49 (3.90%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.67%) XenServer
8 20 (1.59%) VMware ESX
9 19 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 14 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.80%) KVM
11 10 (0.80%) MetaFrame
12 9 (0.72%) NFS
12 9 (0.72%) Xen
13 8 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.56%) vCloud
15 5 (0.40%) Squid
16 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 48 (3.82%) SCCM
2 30 (2.39%) SCOM
3 16 (1.27%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (1.04%) Puppet
6 12 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.88%) SCVMM
7 11 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 10 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (0.80%) WSUS
9 8 (0.64%) OpenView
10 7 (0.56%) Nagios
11 6 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.48%) Ansible
12 5 (0.40%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.40%) OpenNMS
13 4 (0.32%) DameWare
14 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 468 (37.26%) Microsoft
2 304 (24.20%) VMware
3 197 (15.68%) Citrix
4 129 (10.27%) Cisco
5 121 (9.63%) Oracle
6 95 (7.56%) HP
7 63 (5.02%) NetApp
8 62 (4.94%) Red Hat
9 34 (2.71%) Dell
10 33 (2.63%) IBM
11 32 (2.55%) Apple
11 32 (2.55%) Symantec
12 27 (2.15%) Juniper
12 27 (2.15%) EMC
13 26 (2.07%) CheckPoint
14 22 (1.75%) McAfee
15 18 (1.43%) AppSense
16 17 (1.35%) Sitecore
17 15 (1.19%) Adobe
17 15 (1.19%) Veeam
Stockport, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £27500 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £41000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £41000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £225 - £230 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago