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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 101 93 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.56% 14.42% 21.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.76% 60.39% 67.35%
Number of salaries quoted 87 77 124
Average salary £35,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.12% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £23,500 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £51,850 £50,000 £47,500
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
169 154 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.70% 23.88% 31.36%
Number of salaries quoted 150 137 184
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +11.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 18 September 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 18 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
Liverpool +5 65 £39,500 -4.81% 8
St Helens +10 8 £19,000 -36.66% 1
Wirral - 8 £40,000 -
Birkenhead - 2 £45,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 70 (36.65%) Linux
2 57 (29.84%) SQL
3 56 (29.32%) Microsoft
4 54 (28.27%) Active Directory
5 52 (27.23%) ITIL
6 46 (24.08%) VMware
7 44 (23.04%) .NET
8 42 (21.99%) SQL Server
9 41 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (17.28%) Hyper-V
11 32 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (16.75%) Java
11 32 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 30 (15.71%) DNS
13 29 (15.18%) MS Excel
13 29 (15.18%) Windows 7
14 28 (14.66%) Problem Management
14 28 (14.66%) HTML
14 28 (14.66%) Oracle
14 28 (14.66%) HP
15 27 (14.14%) Citrix
15 27 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (13.61%) TCP/IP
16 26 (13.61%) Degree
17 25 (13.09%) MCSE
17 25 (13.09%) Firewall
17 25 (13.09%) Finance
18 24 (12.57%) UNIX
18 24 (12.57%) JavaScript
18 24 (12.57%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 23 (12.04%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (5.76%) IIS
3 10 (5.24%) Liferay
4 8 (4.19%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.62%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.62%) Apache
7 5 (2.62%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.09%) Lync
9 2 (1.05%) NServiceBus
9 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.52%) Mule
10 1 (0.52%) Node.js
10 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (15.18%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.85%) MS Office
3 11 (5.76%) FastStats
4 2 (1.05%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.57%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.62%) Office 365
3 3 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.71%) DNS
2 26 (13.61%) TCP/IP
3 25 (13.09%) Firewall
4 19 (9.95%) DHCP
5 15 (7.85%) SAN
6 14 (7.33%) LDAP
7 11 (5.76%) VLAN
7 11 (5.76%) Internet
8 10 (5.24%) Kerberos
8 10 (5.24%) IPsec
9 9 (4.71%) WAN
10 7 (3.66%) VPN
11 6 (3.14%) HTTP
11 6 (3.14%) LAN
11 6 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.62%) Intranet
12 5 (2.62%) SSL
13 4 (2.09%) Structured Cabling
14 3 (1.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.90%) MySQL
3 12 (6.28%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.76%) Crystal Reports
5 10 (5.24%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (5.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (5.24%) Pentaho
6 9 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.19%) DB2
8 6 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.52%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 10 (5.24%) Selenium
2 7 (3.66%) JIRA
2 7 (3.66%) WebDriver
2 7 (3.66%) Cucumber
2 7 (3.66%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.62%) Subversion
4 4 (2.09%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.52%) Maven
6 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.52%) YouTrack
6 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 25 (13.09%) Finance
2 15 (7.85%) Manufacturing
3 14 (7.33%) Games
4 9 (4.71%) Multimedia
5 8 (4.19%) Retail
6 7 (3.66%) Law
7 5 (2.62%) Marketing
7 5 (2.62%) Banking
8 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (15.71%) Analyst
2 19 (9.95%) Developer
3 18 (9.42%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.85%) Applications Support
5 13 (6.81%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.81%) Technical Support
6 12 (6.28%) Server Support
7 11 (5.76%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (5.24%) Applications Support Engineer
8 10 (5.24%) Team Leader
9 9 (4.71%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.71%) Tester
10 8 (4.19%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.19%) Release Manager
11 7 (3.66%) Automation Tester
11 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Consultant
12 6 (3.14%) Support Technician
12 6 (3.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.04%) .NET
2 28 (14.66%) HTML
3 16 (8.38%) J2EE
4 14 (7.33%) .NET Framework
5 12 (6.28%) SOAP
6 11 (5.76%) Web Services
7 10 (5.24%) ASP.NET
7 10 (5.24%) CSS
8 9 (4.71%) HTML5
9 8 (4.19%) Middleware
10 7 (3.66%) jQuery
10 7 (3.66%) REST
11 6 (3.14%) CSS3
12 5 (2.62%) WCF
12 5 (2.62%) XHTML
13 4 (2.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 3 (1.57%) LINQ
14 3 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 2 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.85%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.24%) PKI
3 9 (4.71%) Online Games
4 7 (3.66%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.66%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.66%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.66%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.14%) FMCG
6 5 (2.62%) VLE
6 5 (2.62%) W3C
7 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.09%) iPhone
8 3 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.57%) Clustering
9 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.05%) User Experience
9 2 (1.05%) CMDB
10 1 (0.52%) Statistics
10 1 (0.52%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 70 (36.65%) Linux
2 41 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (15.18%) Windows 7
4 27 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (12.57%) UNIX
6 21 (10.99%) Apple iOS
6 21 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (10.47%) Windows XP
8 16 (8.38%) Windows 8
9 14 (7.33%) Android
10 8 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.14%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.62%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.09%) AIX
14 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.23%) ITIL
2 28 (14.66%) Problem Management
3 23 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (8.90%) E-Commerce
5 16 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (7.85%) SOA
7 13 (6.81%) Project Management
8 10 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (5.24%) Workflow
8 10 (5.24%) Information Security
8 10 (5.24%) Release Management
8 10 (5.24%) ITIL V2
9 9 (4.71%) Server Monitoring
9 9 (4.71%) Change Management
10 8 (4.19%) EAI
10 8 (4.19%) Software Testing
11 7 (3.66%) Test Automation
11 7 (3.66%) Test Strategy
11 7 (3.66%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.84%) SQL
2 32 (16.75%) Java
3 24 (12.57%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.99%) C#
5 18 (9.42%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.85%) PHP
7 11 (5.76%) VB.NET
8 9 (4.71%) C++
9 8 (4.19%) VB
10 4 (2.09%) VBA
10 4 (2.09%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.09%) VBScript
11 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.05%) VB6
12 1 (0.52%) C
12 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (13.61%) Degree
3 25 (13.09%) MCSE
4 15 (7.85%) MCITP
5 14 (7.33%) MCP
6 10 (5.24%) CISSP
6 10 (5.24%) CISM
6 10 (5.24%) ISSAP
6 10 (5.24%) ISSMP
7 7 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (2.62%) MCSA
9 5 (2.62%) ISEB
10 4 (2.09%) MCTS
11 3 (1.57%) MCDST
11 3 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.52%) HND
12 1 (0.52%) CCNP
12 1 (0.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) QA
2 4 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.09%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.09%) COBIT
3 3 (1.57%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (28.27%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.28%) Hyper-V
3 32 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.24%) NFS
5 8 (4.19%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.66%) XenApp
7 6 (3.14%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.62%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.09%) vSphere
10 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.52%) XenServer
11 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (8.90%) SCCM
2 12 (6.28%) HP SIM
3 10 (5.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (5.24%) SCOM
4 5 (2.62%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.09%) Netcool
6 3 (1.57%) WSUS
6 3 (1.57%) Windows Intune
6 3 (1.57%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 56 (29.32%) Microsoft
2 46 (24.08%) VMware
3 28 (14.66%) Oracle
3 28 (14.66%) HP
4 27 (14.14%) Citrix
5 24 (12.57%) Cisco
6 16 (8.38%) IBM
7 14 (7.33%) Dell
8 10 (5.24%) CheckPoint
8 10 (5.24%) Remedy
8 10 (5.24%) Business Objects
9 8 (4.19%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.19%) Sage
10 5 (2.62%) JBoss
11 4 (2.09%) BMC
11 4 (2.09%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.09%) Symantec
11 4 (2.09%) SAP
12 3 (1.57%) ProCurve
12 3 (1.57%) Reuters
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