The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 110 128 146
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +18
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 164 114 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.20% 1.66% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.42% 6.55% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 114 88 96
Average salary £23,500 £24,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.09% -11.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Windows 7
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1741 1741 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.40% 25.42% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1417 1514 1609
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £21,275
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 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows 7
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the North West region.

Windows 7 Salary Trend in the North West

Windows 7
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows 7 Salary Histogram in the North West

Windows 7
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester -2 64 £27,500 +10.00% 11
Cheshire +23 61 £23,500 - 9
Lancashire -8 17 £25,750 +3.00% 1
Merseyside +17 16 £23,500 -
Cumbria +3 2 - - 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Windows 7 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 7.

1 308 (100.00%) Windows
2 199 (64.61%) Microsoft
3 176 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 164 (53.25%) Active Directory
5 127 (41.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 121 (39.29%) VMware
7 108 (35.06%) MS Exchange
8 105 (34.09%) Windows XP
9 103 (33.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 98 (31.82%) MS Office
11 97 (31.49%) ITIL
12 94 (30.52%) MS Excel
13 91 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 82 (26.62%) Citrix
15 76 (24.68%) TCP/IP
16 75 (24.35%) Windows 8
17 74 (24.03%) Exchange Server 2010
18 68 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
19 65 (21.10%) Hyper-V
19 65 (21.10%) MCSE
20 61 (19.81%) MCP
21 57 (18.51%) Finance
22 55 (17.86%) SQL
23 52 (16.88%) SQL Server
24 50 (16.23%) HP
25 49 (15.91%) DNS
26 48 (15.58%) Firewall
27 45 (14.61%) VPN
28 41 (13.31%) DHCP
29 40 (12.99%) WAN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Windows 7 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 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 108 (35.06%) MS Exchange
2 74 (24.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (4.87%) IIS
5 15 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.25%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.95%) Lync
7 6 (1.95%) Apache
8 4 (1.30%) Site Server
9 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 98 (31.82%) MS Office
2 94 (30.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 76 (24.68%) TCP/IP
2 49 (15.91%) DNS
3 48 (15.58%) Firewall
4 45 (14.61%) VPN
5 41 (13.31%) DHCP
6 40 (12.99%) WAN
7 37 (12.01%) SAN
8 36 (11.69%) LAN
9 23 (7.47%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (5.52%) VLAN
11 16 (5.19%) VoIP
12 11 (3.57%) Internet
13 9 (2.92%) Wireless
14 8 (2.60%) NAS
15 7 (2.27%) iSCSI
15 7 (2.27%) SSL
16 6 (1.95%) Structured Cabling
17 5 (1.62%) LDAP
17 5 (1.62%) ADSL
17 5 (1.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.95%) MySQL
6 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.62%) Sybase ASA
6 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.32%) OLAP
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.25%) LoadRunner
2 8 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (2.27%) MSI
4 6 (1.95%) SilkPerformer
5 4 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.30%) Hudson
5 4 (1.30%) SCons
5 4 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.30%) Subversion
6 2 (0.65%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 57 (18.51%) Finance
2 29 (9.42%) Telecoms
3 26 (8.44%) Retail
4 14 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.60%) Legal
5 8 (2.60%) Greek Language
5 8 (2.60%) Polish Language
6 7 (2.27%) Banking
7 5 (1.62%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.62%) Marketing
8 3 (0.97%) Advertising
8 3 (0.97%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (21.10%) Analyst
2 63 (20.45%) Support Engineer
3 44 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (11.04%) Support Analyst
5 31 (10.06%) IT Support
6 29 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (8.77%) 1st Line Support
8 21 (6.82%) Consultant
9 20 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (6.49%) IT Support Engineer
10 19 (6.17%) Service Analyst
11 16 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (4.87%) Desktop Support
13 14 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 11 (3.57%) Server Support
15 10 (3.25%) Support Technician
15 10 (3.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
16 9 (2.92%) Technical Support
16 9 (2.92%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.92%) .NET
1 9 (2.92%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.62%) HTML
3 2 (0.65%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.32%) XML
4 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.12%) Blackberry
2 23 (7.47%) Thin Client
2 23 (7.47%) Fat Client
3 15 (4.87%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.22%) iPhone
5 5 (1.62%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.62%) VLE
6 4 (1.30%) Clustering
7 3 (0.97%) Kindle
8 2 (0.65%) iPad
8 2 (0.65%) CMDB
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.32%) Firmware
9 1 (0.32%) Tandem
9 1 (0.32%) CCTV
9 1 (0.32%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 308 (100.00%) Windows
2 176 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (41.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 105 (34.09%) Windows XP
5 91 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (24.35%) Windows 8
7 37 (12.01%) Linux
8 25 (8.12%) UNIX
9 13 (4.22%) Mac OS X
10 10 (3.25%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.95%) Android
12 5 (1.62%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.30%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.65%) Solaris
15 1 (0.32%) AIX
15 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (31.49%) ITIL
2 26 (8.44%) Service Delivery
2 26 (8.44%) Migration
3 18 (5.84%) Service Management
4 9 (2.92%) Change Management
5 8 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (2.60%) Change Control
6 7 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (2.27%) Test Scripting
6 7 (2.27%) Project Management
6 7 (2.27%) Information Security
7 6 (1.95%) Incident Management
7 6 (1.95%) Regression Testing
7 6 (1.95%) Security Management
7 6 (1.95%) Test Automation
7 6 (1.95%) Test Management
7 6 (1.95%) Problem Management
7 6 (1.95%) Test Strategy
8 5 (1.62%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (1.62%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.86%) SQL
2 35 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 18 (5.84%) VB
4 11 (3.57%) VBScript
5 9 (2.92%) PHP
6 5 (1.62%) C++
7 4 (1.30%) Java
7 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.30%) Python
7 4 (1.30%) VB6
8 3 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.32%) C#
9 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 103 (33.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (21.10%) MCSE
3 61 (19.81%) MCP
4 32 (10.39%) Security Cleared
5 31 (10.06%) MCITP
6 29 (9.42%) MCTS
7 28 (9.09%) MCSA
8 18 (5.84%) Degree
9 17 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
10 16 (5.19%) SC Cleared
11 15 (4.87%) CCNA
11 15 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (4.22%) ISEB
13 12 (3.90%) ISTQB
14 9 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (2.27%) NCDA
16 4 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (1.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.84%) SLA
2 9 (2.92%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) BS7799
4 1 (0.32%) GMP
4 1 (0.32%) GLP
System Software
1 164 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 68 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (21.10%) Hyper-V
4 29 (9.42%) vSphere
5 25 (8.12%) XenApp
6 21 (6.82%) XenDesktop
7 18 (5.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (2.92%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.60%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.27%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.30%) Xen
11 4 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.97%) NFS
12 3 (0.97%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.32%) SpamAssassin
14 1 (0.32%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 32 (10.39%) SCCM
2 13 (4.22%) SCOM
3 11 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 10 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.97%) WSUS
5 3 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.65%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.65%) SCSM
7 1 (0.32%) OpenView
7 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.32%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.32%) DameWare
7 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 199 (64.61%) Microsoft
2 121 (39.29%) VMware
3 82 (26.62%) Citrix
4 50 (16.23%) HP
5 38 (12.34%) Cisco
6 23 (7.47%) NetApp
7 21 (6.82%) Fujitsu
8 19 (6.17%) Dell
9 18 (5.84%) Oracle
10 13 (4.22%) AppSense
11 11 (3.57%) Apple
12 9 (2.92%) EMC
13 7 (2.27%) McAfee
14 6 (1.95%) Sybase
14 6 (1.95%) ProCurve
15 5 (1.62%) Juniper
15 5 (1.62%) Sophos
16 4 (1.30%) Websense
16 4 (1.30%) Perforce
17 3 (0.97%) Mitel
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