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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 661 617 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.10% 15.39% 15.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.11% 59.16% 60.92%
Number of salaries quoted 531 526 508
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% +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 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
985 1043 980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.00% 26.02% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 812 908 822
Average salary £36,000 £35,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.40% +7.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
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 22 August 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 August 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 -5 27 £27,500 -15.38% 10
Altrincham +7 22 £46,000 +22.66% 5
Salford -1 22 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Cheadle -3 17 £40,000 +40.35%
Bolton -8 11 £19,250 -50.64% 3
Bury -9 6 £23,750 -47.22%
Rochdale -13 5 £25,000 -28.57% 4
Oldham +3 4 £35,000 -3.44%
Wigan -13 4 £27,500 -24.13% 2
Sale +5 2 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 507 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 388 (30.29%) SQL Server
3 365 (28.49%) SQL
4 316 (24.67%) Active Directory
5 298 (23.26%) VMware
6 294 (22.95%) .NET
7 264 (20.61%) C#
8 261 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 249 (19.44%) Linux
10 246 (19.20%) MS Excel
11 217 (16.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 215 (16.78%) ITIL
12 215 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 208 (16.24%) HTML
14 202 (15.77%) MS Exchange
15 191 (14.91%) Finance
16 190 (14.83%) Citrix
17 179 (13.97%) ASP.NET
18 177 (13.82%) Windows Server 2012
19 173 (13.51%) JavaScript
20 161 (12.57%) Hyper-V
21 143 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
22 139 (10.85%) Windows 7
23 135 (10.54%) Java
23 135 (10.54%) Web Services
24 133 (10.38%) Oracle
25 131 (10.23%) UNIX
26 125 (9.76%) CSS
27 124 (9.68%) Degree
28 120 (9.37%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 95 (7.42%) SharePoint
3 83 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 80 (6.25%) IIS
5 60 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 42 (3.28%) WebSphere
9 34 (2.65%) WebLogic
10 33 (2.58%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.95%) Apache
12 22 (1.72%) Lync
13 19 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (1.25%) CMS
16 13 (1.01%) Confluence
17 8 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
18 7 (0.55%) WordPress
18 7 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 246 (19.20%) MS Excel
2 116 (9.06%) MS Office
3 30 (2.34%) Photoshop
4 18 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.78%) Adobe After Effects
5 10 (0.78%) InDesign
6 4 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.078%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.78%) Magento
3 9 (0.70%) Visualfiles
3 9 (0.70%) Sage 1000
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.23%) Bond Adapt
4 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.078%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.078%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.078%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.078%) Line 100
6 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.078%) Exstream
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.78%) Office 365
2 63 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.39%) GitHub
9 3 (0.23%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 117 (9.13%) TCP/IP
2 116 (9.06%) Firewall
3 113 (8.82%) WAN
4 110 (8.59%) SAN
5 103 (8.04%) LAN
6 95 (7.42%) DNS
7 70 (5.46%) HTTP
8 63 (4.92%) DHCP
9 41 (3.20%) VPN
10 40 (3.12%) Internet
11 39 (3.04%) NAS
12 27 (2.11%) iSCSI
12 27 (2.11%) VoIP
13 22 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (1.72%) VLAN
14 17 (1.33%) Network Security
15 14 (1.09%) NetScaler
16 12 (0.94%) Unified Communications
17 11 (0.86%) Wireless
17 11 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (30.29%) SQL Server
2 95 (7.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (6.64%) Relational Database
4 68 (5.31%) MySQL
5 52 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (3.75%) Oracle Database
7 47 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (2.19%) RDBMS
9 28 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.64%) Hazelcast
11 18 (1.41%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
13 15 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.17%) Big Data
14 13 (1.01%) DB2
14 13 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
15 8 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 78 (6.09%) Visual Studio
2 38 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (2.73%) Git (software)
4 34 (2.65%) NUnit
5 32 (2.50%) Maven
6 29 (2.26%) Eclipse
7 26 (2.03%) Subversion
8 25 (1.95%) JIRA
9 24 (1.87%) Jenkins
10 23 (1.80%) Selenium
11 18 (1.41%) Mercurial
12 17 (1.33%) Ant
12 17 (1.33%) JUnit
13 9 (0.70%) Gradle
14 8 (0.62%) Hudson
15 7 (0.55%) Selenium IDE
15 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 6 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
16 6 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
16 6 (0.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 191 (14.91%) Finance
2 47 (3.67%) Marketing
3 34 (2.65%) Retail
4 28 (2.19%) Law
5 25 (1.95%) Banking
6 24 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.80%) Games
8 19 (1.48%) Legal
9 17 (1.33%) Advertising
10 8 (0.62%) Greek Language
10 8 (0.62%) Polish Language
11 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.55%) Back Office
12 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.39%) Automotive
14 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.31%) Publishing
15 3 (0.23%) Turkish Language
15 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 327 (25.53%) Developer
2 208 (16.24%) Analyst
3 145 (11.32%) Support Engineer
4 98 (7.65%) Software Developer
5 90 (7.03%) Support Analyst
6 89 (6.95%) .NET Developer
7 82 (6.40%) C# Developer
8 63 (4.92%) Team Leader
9 61 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (4.53%) IT Support
11 57 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 56 (4.37%) Software Engineer
13 53 (4.14%) Consultant
14 51 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
14 51 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
15 50 (3.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 47 (3.67%) Java Developer
17 44 (3.43%) Tester
18 42 (3.28%) Senior Developer
19 40 (3.12%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (22.95%) .NET
2 208 (16.24%) HTML
3 179 (13.97%) ASP.NET
4 135 (10.54%) Web Services
5 125 (9.76%) CSS
6 114 (8.90%) XML
7 92 (7.18%) WCF
8 69 (5.39%) HTML5
9 67 (5.23%) jQuery
10 54 (4.22%) .NET Framework
11 52 (4.06%) XSLT
12 45 (3.51%) RESTful
13 38 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (2.97%) Spring
13 38 (2.97%) JMS
14 35 (2.73%) J2EE
15 33 (2.58%) WinForms
16 30 (2.34%) Servlets
17 29 (2.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 28 (2.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.78%) Computer Science
2 49 (3.83%) Mobile App
3 47 (3.67%) Blackberry
4 44 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (2.26%) N-Tier
6 28 (2.19%) Animation
7 25 (1.95%) Clustering
8 24 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.87%) iPhone
9 22 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
10 21 (1.64%) Replication
11 17 (1.33%) Mathematics
12 16 (1.25%) iPad
12 16 (1.25%) Statistics
13 12 (0.94%) Social Media
14 11 (0.86%) CMDB
14 11 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.78%) Tandem
16 9 (0.70%) EqualLogic
17 8 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 261 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 249 (19.44%) Linux
3 217 (16.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 177 (13.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 139 (10.85%) Windows 7
6 131 (10.23%) UNIX
7 99 (7.73%) Android
8 67 (5.23%) Windows XP
9 62 (4.84%) Apple iOS
10 61 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 56 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (3.75%) Windows Phone
13 39 (3.04%) Mac OS X
14 26 (2.03%) AIX
15 24 (1.87%) Solaris
15 24 (1.87%) Windows Phone 8
16 21 (1.64%) Windows 2000
17 14 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
18 13 (1.01%) Windows Vista
18 13 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (16.78%) ITIL
2 120 (9.37%) Project Management
3 108 (8.43%) Software Engineering
4 82 (6.40%) OO
5 70 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (5.15%) Scrum
7 63 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 54 (4.22%) ERP
8 54 (4.22%) CRM
9 53 (4.14%) Change Management
10 49 (3.83%) Software Testing
10 49 (3.83%) Configuration Management
11 48 (3.75%) MVC
12 47 (3.67%) Change Control
13 45 (3.51%) Problem Management
14 44 (3.43%) TDD
15 43 (3.36%) Time Management
16 42 (3.28%) Incident Management
16 42 (3.28%) E-Commerce
17 41 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 365 (28.49%) SQL
2 264 (20.61%) C#
3 173 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 135 (10.54%) Java
5 115 (8.98%) VB.NET
6 58 (4.53%) C++
7 57 (4.45%) T-SQL
8 38 (2.97%) C
9 36 (2.81%) Python
10 31 (2.42%) PowerShell
10 31 (2.42%) Perl
11 26 (2.03%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.80%) XPath
13 20 (1.56%) PHP
13 20 (1.56%) VB
14 18 (1.41%) Ruby
15 15 (1.17%) VBScript
16 13 (1.01%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.94%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 143 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (9.68%) Degree
3 89 (6.95%) MCSE
4 61 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (4.53%) CCNA
6 56 (4.37%) Citrix Certification
7 47 (3.67%) MCP
8 46 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 45 (3.51%) MCITP
9 45 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
10 43 (3.36%) Security Cleared
11 41 (3.20%) CCA
12 36 (2.81%) MCSA
13 33 (2.58%) MCTS
14 26 (2.03%) SC Cleared
15 23 (1.80%) ISEB
16 12 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (0.94%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.94%) NCDA
17 6 (0.47%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.54%) SLA
2 66 (5.15%) QA
3 23 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.48%) WAI
5 6 (0.47%) BS7799
5 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.39%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) GMP
7 2 (0.16%) GLP
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 316 (24.67%) Active Directory
2 215 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 70 (5.46%) XenApp
5 64 (5.00%) vSphere
6 51 (3.98%) XenDesktop
7 23 (1.80%) XenServer
8 20 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 18 (1.41%) VMware ESX
10 12 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.78%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.70%) vCloud
12 9 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.70%) NFS
13 8 (0.62%) MetaFrame
13 8 (0.62%) Xen
13 8 (0.62%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.55%) KVM
15 6 (0.47%) Squid
16 5 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 62 (4.84%) SCCM
2 50 (3.90%) SCOM
3 20 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 16 (1.25%) SCVMM
5 11 (0.86%) Puppet
5 11 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.78%) Nagios
6 10 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.70%) WSUS
7 9 (0.70%) OpenView
8 8 (0.62%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.47%) Cacti
10 6 (0.47%) OpenNMS
11 5 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.39%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.31%) DameWare
13 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 507 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 298 (23.26%) VMware
3 190 (14.83%) Citrix
4 133 (10.38%) Oracle
5 117 (9.13%) Cisco
6 82 (6.40%) HP
7 67 (5.23%) NetApp
8 59 (4.61%) Red Hat
9 38 (2.97%) Apple
10 29 (2.26%) IBM
10 29 (2.26%) Dell
11 25 (1.95%) EMC
12 23 (1.80%) Juniper
12 23 (1.80%) Symantec
13 22 (1.72%) McAfee
14 19 (1.48%) Veeam
14 19 (1.48%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.41%) AppSense
16 15 (1.17%) Sage
16 15 (1.17%) Adobe
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