The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 82 99 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.05% 15.18% 11.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.49% 60.00% 55.45%
Number of salaries quoted 55 87 49
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
118 165 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.09% 25.31% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85 138 97
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Windows
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region.

Windows Salary Trend in Merseyside

Windows
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Windows
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Liverpool +1 54 £30,000 -17.80% 12
Southport +1 8 - - 4
Bootle 0 7 £30,000 -
Birkenhead +2 3 £36,500 -11.51%
Wirral +12 2 £33,250 +23.14%
St Helens -3 1 £30,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 69 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 55 (34.16%) VMware
3 42 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (26.09%) Windows 7
4 40 (24.84%) Active Directory
4 40 (24.84%) SQL
5 39 (24.22%) .NET
6 36 (22.36%) MS Exchange
7 35 (21.74%) SAN
8 34 (21.12%) SQL Server
9 32 (19.88%) C#
9 32 (19.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (18.63%) Citrix
10 30 (18.63%) IIS
11 29 (18.01%) MS Office
11 29 (18.01%) Linux
11 29 (18.01%) Exchange Server 2010
12 25 (15.53%) HTML
13 24 (14.91%) JavaScript
13 24 (14.91%) ITIL
14 23 (14.29%) SharePoint
15 22 (13.66%) UNIX
15 22 (13.66%) WAN
15 22 (13.66%) CSS
15 22 (13.66%) Degree
16 20 (12.42%) Windows 8
16 20 (12.42%) Data Centre
16 20 (12.42%) LAN
16 20 (12.42%) MS Excel
16 20 (12.42%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 36 (22.36%) MS Exchange
2 30 (18.63%) IIS
3 29 (18.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 15 (9.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (6.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (5.59%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (4.97%) JBoss
8 8 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.73%) NetWeaver
9 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.86%) OpenEdge
10 3 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.62%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (18.01%) MS Office
2 20 (12.42%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.11%) MS Project
5 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Office 365
2 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
3 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.74%) SAN
2 22 (13.66%) WAN
3 20 (12.42%) LAN
4 19 (11.80%) DHCP
4 19 (11.80%) DNS
5 11 (6.83%) VPN
6 9 (5.59%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.97%) Firewall
8 7 (4.35%) NAS
9 6 (3.73%) FTP
10 5 (3.11%) ADSL
11 4 (2.48%) ISDN
12 3 (1.86%) VoIP
12 3 (1.86%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.86%) Wireless
13 2 (1.24%) WEP
13 2 (1.24%) WPA
13 2 (1.24%) SSH
13 2 (1.24%) VLAN
13 2 (1.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.73%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.73%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.73%) DB2
4 4 (2.48%) VLDB
4 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.86%) Informix
6 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.24%) MySQL
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.62%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Ant
1 8 (4.97%) Maven
1 8 (4.97%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.35%) MSI
3 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.86%) Subversion
4 2 (1.24%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (1.24%) Selenium
4 2 (1.24%) Log4j
4 2 (1.24%) JUnit
5 1 (0.62%) NUnit
5 1 (0.62%) MSTest
5 1 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.62%) Moq
5 1 (0.62%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (11.18%) Finance
2 13 (8.07%) Legal
3 5 (3.11%) Law
4 3 (1.86%) Back Office
4 3 (1.86%) Advertising
5 2 (1.24%) Games
5 2 (1.24%) Banking
5 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (17.39%) Analyst
2 24 (14.91%) Developer
2 24 (14.91%) Administrator
3 19 (11.80%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (11.18%) Support Analyst
5 15 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.21%) Windows Administrator
6 10 (6.21%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 9 (5.59%) IT Support
7 9 (5.59%) SharePoint Developer
7 9 (5.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 8 (4.97%) Linux Support
8 8 (4.97%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) DBA
9 6 (3.73%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.73%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (24.22%) .NET
2 25 (15.53%) HTML
3 22 (13.66%) CSS
4 17 (10.56%) ASP.NET
4 17 (10.56%) XML
5 16 (9.94%) .NET Framework
6 10 (6.21%) WCF
7 9 (5.59%) Ajax
7 9 (5.59%) SOAP
8 8 (4.97%) XHTML
9 7 (4.35%) Web Services
9 7 (4.35%) WSDL
10 6 (3.73%) JDBC
10 6 (3.73%) Hibernate
10 6 (3.73%) WinForms
10 6 (3.73%) SAP Basis
10 6 (3.73%) Spring
10 6 (3.73%) HornetQ
11 5 (3.11%) WPF
12 4 (2.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.42%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.97%) Clustering
4 7 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.48%) Replication
7 4 (2.48%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.48%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.86%) Statistics
9 2 (1.24%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.24%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.24%) W3C
10 1 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 42 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 42 (26.09%) Windows 7
2 29 (18.01%) Linux
3 22 (13.66%) UNIX
4 20 (12.42%) Windows 8
5 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (8.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.97%) Mac OS
8 6 (3.73%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.73%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (2.48%) Android
10 3 (1.86%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.24%) SUSE
12 1 (0.62%) NetWare
12 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.91%) ITIL
2 20 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.56%) CRM
4 13 (8.07%) Project Management
5 12 (7.45%) Software Engineering
5 12 (7.45%) Patch Management
6 11 (6.83%) OO
6 11 (6.83%) Automated Testing
7 10 (6.21%) Open Source
7 10 (6.21%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (5.59%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.59%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (5.59%) TDD
9 8 (4.97%) Analytics
10 7 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.35%) Scrum
10 7 (4.35%) Validation
10 7 (4.35%) Migration
10 7 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.84%) SQL
2 32 (19.88%) C#
3 24 (14.91%) JavaScript
4 18 (11.18%) Java
5 13 (8.07%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.97%) C++
7 7 (4.35%) C
8 6 (3.73%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.11%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.48%) VB
11 3 (1.86%) LINC
11 3 (1.86%) Python
11 3 (1.86%) Perl
12 2 (1.24%) Ruby
13 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (19.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (13.66%) Degree
3 18 (11.18%) MCP
4 17 (10.56%) MCSE
4 17 (10.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (7.45%) CCNA
5 12 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.83%) MCTS
7 10 (6.21%) MCSA
8 9 (5.59%) MCAD
8 9 (5.59%) MCSD
9 8 (4.97%) MCITP
9 8 (4.97%) Security Cleared
10 6 (3.73%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (2.48%) CCA
11 4 (2.48%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.86%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (1.24%) MCDST
14 1 (0.62%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) QA
2 8 (4.97%) SLA
3 3 (1.86%) GAMP
System Software
1 40 (24.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.97%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.35%) XenApp
5 5 (3.11%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.48%) vSphere
6 4 (2.48%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.86%) SRDF
8 2 (1.24%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.62%) XenServer
9 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (9.94%) SCCM
2 7 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.86%) OVSD
3 3 (1.86%) OpenView
3 3 (1.86%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.86%) Nagios
4 2 (1.24%) SCOM
5 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.62%) MOM
Vendors
1 69 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 55 (34.16%) VMware
3 30 (18.63%) Citrix
4 19 (11.80%) Oracle
5 16 (9.94%) Cisco
6 14 (8.70%) HP
7 11 (6.83%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.35%) NetApp
9 6 (3.73%) SAP
9 6 (3.73%) EMC
10 4 (2.48%) Unisys
11 3 (1.86%) Apple
11 3 (1.86%) Sage
11 3 (1.86%) Veeam
11 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.24%) AppSense
12 2 (1.24%) Mitel
12 2 (1.24%) Dell
13 1 (0.62%) Sun
13 1 (0.62%) IBM
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