The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 19 4
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Permanent jobs citing Windows 94 72 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.71% 11.54% 27.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.29% 54.14% 73.33%
Number of salaries quoted 81 61 175
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
167 133 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.13% 21.31% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 138 121 235
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
Windows
North West

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 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
Liverpool +13 71 £35,000 -6.66% 9
St Helens +7 6 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Birkenhead - 3 £43,750 - 2
Wirral - 2 £27,000 - 4
Bootle - 1 - - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 74 (37.00%) Linux
2 71 (35.50%) ITIL
3 65 (32.50%) Active Directory
4 62 (31.00%) SQL
5 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 51 (25.50%) .NET
6 51 (25.50%) SQL Server
7 48 (24.00%) VMware
8 42 (21.00%) Java
9 41 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (19.50%) MS Excel
11 38 (19.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (17.50%) DNS
13 34 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (16.50%) HP
14 33 (16.50%) HTML
15 32 (16.00%) Hyper-V
15 32 (16.00%) Degree
16 30 (15.00%) Oracle
17 29 (14.50%) TCP/IP
17 29 (14.50%) Citrix
17 29 (14.50%) Windows 7
17 29 (14.50%) Problem Management
18 28 (14.00%) UNIX
19 27 (13.50%) MySQL
19 27 (13.50%) Firewall
20 25 (12.50%) JavaScript
20 25 (12.50%) Web Services
20 25 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
20 25 (12.50%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 22 (11.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.00%) Liferay
3 13 (6.50%) IIS
3 13 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.00%) Apache
7 5 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.50%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.00%) Lync
8 4 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) Node.js
9 1 (0.50%) Mule
9 1 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 39 (19.50%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.00%) FastStats
3 10 (5.00%) MS Office
4 4 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.00%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.00%) Sage 1000
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.50%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.50%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.50%) DNS
2 29 (14.50%) TCP/IP
3 27 (13.50%) Firewall
4 19 (9.50%) DHCP
5 15 (7.50%) LDAP
6 14 (7.00%) Kerberos
6 14 (7.00%) Internet
6 14 (7.00%) IPsec
7 13 (6.50%) WAN
7 13 (6.50%) SAN
8 11 (5.50%) VLAN
9 9 (4.50%) LAN
9 9 (4.50%) VPN
10 7 (3.50%) HTTP
11 5 (2.50%) Intranet
11 5 (2.50%) SSL
11 5 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (2.00%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.50%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.50%) MySQL
3 17 (8.50%) Oracle Database
4 16 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
5 14 (7.00%) Pentaho
5 14 (7.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (7.00%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (6.00%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.00%) DB2
7 9 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.00%) Big Data
8 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) Informix
9 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.50%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (5.00%) Selenium
2 8 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (3.50%) Subversion
4 5 (2.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (2.50%) JIRA
5 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.50%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 22 (11.00%) Finance
2 12 (6.00%) Manufacturing
2 12 (6.00%) Games
3 8 (4.00%) Multimedia
4 6 (3.00%) Legal
4 6 (3.00%) Retail
5 5 (2.50%) Banking
5 5 (2.50%) Marketing
6 3 (1.50%) Back Office
6 3 (1.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (16.00%) Analyst
2 29 (14.50%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.50%) Applications Support
3 21 (10.50%) Developer
4 18 (9.00%) Desktop Support
5 17 (8.50%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.00%) Applications Support Engineer
7 12 (6.00%) Release Manager
7 12 (6.00%) Administrator
7 12 (6.00%) Technical Support
8 11 (5.50%) Support Technician
8 11 (5.50%) Team Leader
9 9 (4.50%) Server Support
9 9 (4.50%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (25.50%) .NET
2 33 (16.50%) HTML
3 25 (12.50%) Web Services
4 21 (10.50%) J2EE
5 14 (7.00%) .NET Framework
5 14 (7.00%) Middleware
6 12 (6.00%) SOAP
7 10 (5.00%) HTML5
8 9 (4.50%) CSS
9 7 (3.50%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.50%) CSS3
10 6 (3.00%) jQuery
10 6 (3.00%) REST
10 6 (3.00%) XHTML
11 5 (2.50%) WCF
12 3 (1.50%) WSH
12 3 (1.50%) WinForms
12 3 (1.50%) Gherkin
12 3 (1.50%) Qt
13 2 (1.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.00%) PKI
2 13 (6.50%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.50%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.00%) Fat Client
5 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.00%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.00%) Online Games
6 6 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.00%) W3C
7 5 (2.50%) VLE
7 5 (2.50%) iPhone
8 4 (2.00%) Open Source
8 4 (2.00%) Clustering
8 4 (2.00%) Firmware
9 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.00%) CMDB
10 2 (1.00%) Replication
10 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.50%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.00%) Linux
2 41 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (14.50%) Windows 7
4 28 (14.00%) UNIX
5 25 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (10.50%) Apple iOS
8 19 (9.50%) Android
9 17 (8.50%) Windows 8
10 15 (7.50%) Windows XP
11 12 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (3.00%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.50%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.50%) AIX
15 1 (0.50%) Solaris
15 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.50%) MVS
15 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (35.50%) ITIL
2 29 (14.50%) Problem Management
3 20 (10.00%) SOA
3 20 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (8.50%) Change Management
4 17 (8.50%) Project Management
5 15 (7.50%) Workflow
5 15 (7.50%) Software Testing
5 15 (7.50%) ITIL V2
6 14 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.00%) OO
7 12 (6.00%) EAI
7 12 (6.00%) E-Commerce
8 11 (5.50%) Release Management
9 10 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
10 9 (4.50%) Integration Testing
11 8 (4.00%) Test Automation
11 8 (4.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 62 (31.00%) SQL
2 42 (21.00%) Java
3 25 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 25 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 23 (11.50%) PHP
5 21 (10.50%) C#
6 15 (7.50%) VB.NET
7 12 (6.00%) C++
8 10 (5.00%) VB
9 4 (2.00%) VBA
9 4 (2.00%) VBScript
10 3 (1.50%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (19.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (16.00%) Degree
3 24 (12.00%) MCSE
4 22 (11.00%) MCP
5 18 (9.00%) MCITP
6 10 (5.00%) MCDST
7 7 (3.50%) MCSA
8 6 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.50%) CISSP
9 5 (2.50%) CISM
9 5 (2.50%) ISSAP
9 5 (2.50%) ISSMP
10 4 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.00%) ISEB
11 2 (1.00%) MCTS
11 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.00%) CCNP
11 2 (1.00%) CCNA
12 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.50%) QA
2 8 (4.00%) SLA
3 3 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 65 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.00%) XenApp
4 14 (7.00%) NFS
5 13 (6.50%) XenDesktop
6 10 (5.00%) XenServer
7 7 (3.50%) Terminal Services
8 6 (3.00%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.00%) vSphere
10 3 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.00%) vCloud
11 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (12.00%) SCCM
2 15 (7.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (6.50%) HP SIM
4 8 (4.00%) SCOM
5 4 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.50%) Nagios
7 2 (1.00%) WSUS
7 2 (1.00%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.50%) MOM
8 1 (0.50%) Netcool
8 1 (0.50%) OpenView
8 1 (0.50%) OVSD
8 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 60 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 48 (24.00%) VMware
3 33 (16.50%) HP
4 30 (15.00%) Oracle
5 29 (14.50%) Citrix
6 20 (10.00%) Cisco
7 16 (8.00%) Business Objects
8 14 (7.00%) IBM
9 12 (6.00%) Dell
9 12 (6.00%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.00%) Sage
11 7 (3.50%) LANDesk
12 6 (3.00%) TIBCO
13 5 (2.50%) JBoss
13 5 (2.50%) Symantec
13 5 (2.50%) Remedy
13 5 (2.50%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.00%) BMC
15 3 (1.50%) Reuters
15 3 (1.50%) Bloomberg
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Plc - Metaskil
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Steria
Salary: From £49,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Unilever
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Steria
Salary: From £47,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £37,000
Posted: 23 days ago
Speke, Liverpool
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £17,000 to £21,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 27 days ago