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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 639 602 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.95% 15.16% 14.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.08% 61.49% 55.96%
Number of salaries quoted 511 516 526
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
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
967 979 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.65% 24.66% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 807 808 941
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +11 43 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Stockport -3 36 £36,000 +10.76% 7
Altrincham +8 22 £26,250 -41.66% 3
Rochdale -2 20 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Salford +1 11 £25,000 +8.69% 8
Cheadle -7 10 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Oldham +13 8 £22,500 -30.76% 2
Wigan -18 4 £40,000 +81.81% 1
Bury +6 2 £27,500 -38.88% 4
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 560 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 422 (31.10%) Active Directory
3 409 (30.14%) SQL Server
4 389 (28.67%) VMware
5 342 (25.20%) SQL
6 314 (23.14%) .NET
7 302 (22.25%) C#
8 245 (18.05%) MS Excel
9 237 (17.46%) MS Exchange
10 235 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 228 (16.80%) Linux
12 225 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 224 (16.51%) ASP.NET
14 219 (16.14%) Citrix
15 216 (15.92%) Finance
16 213 (15.70%) ITIL
16 213 (15.70%) Cisco
17 207 (15.25%) Windows 7
18 202 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
19 196 (14.44%) MS Office
20 191 (14.08%) JavaScript
21 183 (13.49%) HTML
22 182 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
23 176 (12.97%) Firewall
24 172 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
25 164 (12.09%) CSS
26 163 (12.01%) SAN
26 163 (12.01%) Degree
27 156 (11.50%) Web Services
28 155 (11.42%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 237 (17.46%) MS Exchange
2 110 (8.11%) IIS
3 108 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 106 (7.81%) SharePoint
5 63 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 52 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 46 (3.39%) WebSphere
9 41 (3.02%) WebLogic
10 26 (1.92%) Lync
11 25 (1.84%) IBM Notes
12 24 (1.77%) Apache
13 18 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (1.18%) Umbraco
14 16 (1.18%) CMS
14 16 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (1.11%) GlassFish
16 11 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.74%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 245 (18.05%) MS Excel
2 196 (14.44%) MS Office
3 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.37%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.15%) Maya
6 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.15%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.074%) Revit
7 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.074%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.44%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.074%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.074%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.074%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.58%) Office 365
3 9 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.44%) SaaS
5 2 (0.15%) GitHub
5 2 (0.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.074%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (12.97%) Firewall
2 163 (12.01%) SAN
3 147 (10.83%) WAN
4 144 (10.61%) LAN
5 139 (10.24%) DNS
6 112 (8.25%) TCP/IP
7 102 (7.52%) DHCP
8 75 (5.53%) VPN
9 54 (3.98%) Internet
10 43 (3.17%) VLAN
11 40 (2.95%) VoIP
12 37 (2.73%) Wireless
13 31 (2.28%) HTTP
14 30 (2.21%) NAS
15 24 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (1.55%) iSCSI
17 20 (1.47%) Network Security
18 17 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (1.25%) WLAN
19 16 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (30.14%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 55 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 54 (3.98%) Oracle Database
6 49 (3.61%) MySQL
7 47 (3.46%) RDBMS
8 44 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 35 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
11 31 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (2.06%) DB2
13 23 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
14 19 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
17 10 (0.74%) Ingres
18 9 (0.66%) MongoDB
19 8 (0.59%) DTS
19 8 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (2.95%) NUnit
3 35 (2.58%) Visual Studio
4 29 (2.14%) Subversion
5 26 (1.92%) JUnit
5 26 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 20 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 19 (1.40%) MSTest
8 18 (1.33%) Ant
9 16 (1.18%) Moq
10 14 (1.03%) MSI
11 12 (0.88%) Xcode
12 11 (0.81%) JIRA
13 9 (0.66%) Redmine
13 9 (0.66%) Selenium
13 9 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (0.44%) ClearCase
15 6 (0.44%) MSBuild
15 6 (0.44%) Grunt
General
1 216 (15.92%) Finance
2 59 (4.35%) Retail
3 51 (3.76%) Law
4 43 (3.17%) Legal
5 40 (2.95%) Banking
6 31 (2.28%) Marketing
7 28 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.99%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.25%) Advertising
10 13 (0.96%) Publishing
11 9 (0.66%) Games
12 7 (0.52%) Back Office
13 6 (0.44%) German Language
14 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.074%) Billing
15 1 (0.074%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.074%) French Language
Job Titles
1 335 (24.69%) Developer
2 165 (12.16%) Analyst
3 146 (10.76%) Support Engineer
4 133 (9.80%) C# Developer
5 131 (9.65%) .NET Developer
6 99 (7.30%) C# .NET Developer
7 95 (7.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 84 (6.19%) IT Support
9 81 (5.97%) Software Developer
10 78 (5.75%) Support Analyst
11 76 (5.60%) Consultant
12 73 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 73 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 70 (5.16%) Architect
14 67 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
15 54 (3.98%) ASP.NET Developer
15 54 (3.98%) Team Leader
16 53 (3.91%) Service Analyst
17 51 (3.76%) Administrator
18 41 (3.02%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (23.14%) .NET
2 224 (16.51%) ASP.NET
3 183 (13.49%) HTML
4 164 (12.09%) CSS
5 156 (11.50%) Web Services
6 138 (10.17%) XML
7 97 (7.15%) jQuery
8 72 (5.31%) WCF
8 72 (5.31%) .NET Framework
9 59 (4.35%) WinForms
10 52 (3.83%) WPF
11 50 (3.68%) Middleware
12 47 (3.46%) RESTful
12 47 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (3.39%) HTML5
14 42 (3.10%) LINQ
14 42 (3.10%) SOAP
15 38 (2.80%) Ajax
16 33 (2.43%) J2EE
17 27 (1.99%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 116 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.76%) Blackberry
3 48 (3.54%) Clustering
4 44 (3.24%) Replication
5 39 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 35 (2.58%) FlexPod
8 29 (2.14%) Mainframe
8 29 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.92%) N-Tier
10 24 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.25%) iPhone
12 14 (1.03%) iPad
13 13 (0.96%) User Experience
13 13 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
14 12 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
14 12 (0.88%) Tandem
15 11 (0.81%) Mathematics
16 10 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 228 (16.80%) Linux
2 225 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 207 (15.25%) Windows 7
4 182 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 122 (8.99%) Windows XP
7 113 (8.33%) UNIX
8 98 (7.22%) Windows 8
9 57 (4.20%) Android
10 51 (3.76%) Apple iOS
11 36 (2.65%) Solaris
12 31 (2.28%) AIX
13 30 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (2.14%) Windows Vista
15 25 (1.84%) HPUX
16 23 (1.69%) OS/400
16 23 (1.69%) zOS
16 23 (1.69%) SUSE
16 23 (1.69%) Windows Phone
17 22 (1.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (15.70%) ITIL
2 202 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (9.51%) OO
4 114 (8.40%) Software Engineering
5 108 (7.96%) MVC
6 92 (6.78%) TDD
7 79 (5.82%) Project Management
8 78 (5.75%) Migration
9 75 (5.53%) Scrum
10 64 (4.72%) Mentoring
11 63 (4.64%) UML
12 62 (4.57%) OOP
12 62 (4.57%) Coaching
13 60 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 55 (4.05%) Business Continuity
15 49 (3.61%) Information Security
15 49 (3.61%) ERP
16 47 (3.46%) Incident Management
16 47 (3.46%) Web Development
17 45 (3.32%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 342 (25.20%) SQL
2 302 (22.25%) C#
3 191 (14.08%) JavaScript
4 96 (7.07%) Java
5 90 (6.63%) PowerShell
6 87 (6.41%) VB.NET
7 78 (5.75%) C++
8 70 (5.16%) VB
9 54 (3.98%) C
10 44 (3.24%) T-SQL
11 33 (2.43%) PHP
12 27 (1.99%) VBScript
13 20 (1.47%) VBA
13 20 (1.47%) Objective-C
14 17 (1.25%) VB6
15 15 (1.11%) Perl
16 14 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.88%) XAML
19 9 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 172 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (12.01%) Degree
3 90 (6.63%) MCSE
4 66 (4.86%) MCITP
5 62 (4.57%) MCP
6 53 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (3.76%) CCNA
8 45 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (2.95%) MCSA
10 38 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
11 36 (2.65%) CCA
12 33 (2.43%) MCTS
12 33 (2.43%) Security Cleared
13 31 (2.28%) NCDA
14 26 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.84%) CISSP
16 24 (1.77%) ISEB
16 24 (1.77%) OSCP
16 24 (1.77%) OSCE
17 22 (1.62%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.39%) SLA
2 20 (1.47%) WAI
2 20 (1.47%) QA
3 9 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.074%) GMP
6 1 (0.074%) GLP
6 1 (0.074%) HL7
6 1 (0.074%) COBIT
System Software
1 422 (31.10%) Active Directory
2 235 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 68 (5.01%) XenDesktop
5 65 (4.79%) XenApp
6 63 (4.64%) vSphere
7 35 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (1.69%) KVM
9 21 (1.55%) XenServer
10 16 (1.18%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.88%) VMware ESX
12 11 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.66%) MetaFrame
14 8 (0.59%) NFS
14 8 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.52%) Xen
16 6 (0.44%) vCloud
17 5 (0.37%) VMware Server
18 2 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 72 (5.31%) SCCM
2 28 (2.06%) Backup Exec
3 23 (1.69%) Tivoli
4 21 (1.55%) WSUS
5 18 (1.33%) SCOM
6 12 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.74%) Puppet
9 8 (0.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 8 (0.59%) MOM
10 7 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.44%) SCDPM
11 6 (0.44%) WMI
12 5 (0.37%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.37%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.29%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 560 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 389 (28.67%) VMware
3 219 (16.14%) Citrix
4 213 (15.70%) Cisco
5 143 (10.54%) HP
6 121 (8.92%) Oracle
7 117 (8.62%) NetApp
8 80 (5.90%) Symantec
9 55 (4.05%) IBM
10 49 (3.61%) EMC
11 48 (3.54%) Dell
12 46 (3.39%) CheckPoint
13 41 (3.02%) Red Hat
14 28 (2.06%) AppSense
15 26 (1.92%) Wyse
15 26 (1.92%) Juniper
16 25 (1.84%) Lotus
16 25 (1.84%) Brocade
17 24 (1.77%) BMC
18 23 (1.69%) CA
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £32000 per annum + Excellent package & working environment
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £22k - 27k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance & On-call
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 23k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum £45-50k pa + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clayton Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits listed in advert
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago