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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 103 120 150
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +30
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 171 147 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.61% 2.06% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.01% 8.33% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 123 116 97
Average salary £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% -12.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,100 £19,000 £17,050
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -13.33%
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
1553 1764 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.66% 24.70% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1452 1707
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
Manchester +22 105 £27,250 +18.47% 17
Cheshire +8 40 £33,500 +11.66% 12
Merseyside +19 18 £27,500 -15.38% 5
Lancashire -1 7 £27,500 +14.58% 4
Cumbria -9 1 £18,000 -20.00% 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 358 (100.00%) Windows
2 228 (63.69%) Microsoft
3 182 (50.84%) Active Directory
4 150 (41.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 142 (39.66%) MS Excel
6 129 (36.03%) MS Office
7 123 (34.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 118 (32.96%) ITIL
9 109 (30.45%) MS Exchange
9 109 (30.45%) VMware
10 102 (28.49%) Windows 8
11 96 (26.82%) Citrix
12 93 (25.98%) Windows XP
13 85 (23.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 81 (22.63%) DNS
15 79 (22.07%) TCP/IP
16 78 (21.79%) MCSE
17 71 (19.83%) DHCP
18 70 (19.55%) Windows Server 2003
19 69 (19.27%) LAN
19 69 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 68 (18.99%) MCITP
21 67 (18.72%) WAN
22 66 (18.44%) MCP
23 65 (18.16%) VPN
24 60 (16.76%) Exchange Server 2010
25 59 (16.48%) Cisco
26 58 (16.20%) Hyper-V
27 57 (15.92%) Finance
28 55 (15.36%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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
1 109 (30.45%) MS Exchange
2 60 (16.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (13.69%) SharePoint
4 36 (10.06%) IIS
5 34 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (4.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (2.51%) Lync
11 8 (2.23%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.84%) Apache
12 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.56%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.28%) CMS
14 1 (0.28%) Site Server
14 1 (0.28%) GroupWise
Applications
1 142 (39.66%) MS Excel
2 129 (36.03%) MS Office
3 8 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.56%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.40%) Sage 50
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.91%) Office 365
2 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
2 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 81 (22.63%) DNS
2 79 (22.07%) TCP/IP
3 71 (19.83%) DHCP
4 69 (19.27%) LAN
5 67 (18.72%) WAN
6 65 (18.16%) VPN
7 55 (15.36%) Firewall
8 46 (12.85%) SAN
9 23 (6.42%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (5.87%) Internet
11 20 (5.59%) VLAN
12 18 (5.03%) Wireless
13 10 (2.79%) iSCSI
13 10 (2.79%) VoIP
14 9 (2.51%) FTP
14 9 (2.51%) NAS
14 9 (2.51%) Intranet
15 8 (2.23%) VDSL
15 8 (2.23%) ADSL
16 7 (1.96%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.56%) MySQL
10 1 (0.28%) MS Access
10 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.56%) MSI
2 2 (0.56%) Subversion
2 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
General
1 57 (15.92%) Finance
2 35 (9.78%) Law
3 32 (8.94%) Legal
4 8 (2.23%) Retail
5 6 (1.68%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.12%) Advertising
6 4 (1.12%) Publishing
7 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (25.70%) Analyst
2 56 (15.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 47 (13.13%) Support Engineer
4 41 (11.45%) Service Analyst
5 38 (10.61%) Support Analyst
6 30 (8.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 29 (8.10%) IT Support
8 24 (6.70%) Team Leader
9 23 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (5.87%) Architect
11 21 (5.87%) Citrix Architect
12 20 (5.59%) 1st Line Support
13 18 (5.03%) Administrator
14 17 (4.75%) Desktop Support
15 14 (3.91%) IT Manager
15 14 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
16 13 (3.63%) Support Technician
16 13 (3.63%) Service Desk Team Leader
17 12 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.47%) .NET
2 15 (4.19%) Web Services
3 13 (3.63%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.07%) CSS
5 4 (1.12%) COM
6 3 (0.84%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.84%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.56%) WCF
7 2 (0.56%) HTML
7 2 (0.56%) Cocoa
7 2 (0.56%) Ajax
7 2 (0.56%) Java ME
7 2 (0.56%) JSON
7 2 (0.56%) SOAP
7 2 (0.56%) XML
7 2 (0.56%) WSDL
8 1 (0.28%) Middleware
8 1 (0.28%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.73%) Blackberry
2 29 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.79%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.79%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.79%) iPhone
5 9 (2.51%) Clustering
6 8 (2.23%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.96%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.96%) iPad
8 6 (1.68%) Life Science
9 5 (1.40%) Replication
9 5 (1.40%) User Experience
10 4 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.84%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.84%) SecurID
11 3 (0.84%) EPoS
11 3 (0.84%) Handset
11 3 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 358 (100.00%) Windows
2 150 (41.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (28.49%) Windows 8
4 93 (25.98%) Windows XP
5 85 (23.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (19.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (9.22%) Linux
8 18 (5.03%) UNIX
9 11 (3.07%) Windows Vista
10 9 (2.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (1.68%) NetWare
13 5 (1.40%) Android
14 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (32.96%) ITIL
2 28 (7.82%) Document Management
3 26 (7.26%) Incident Management
4 23 (6.42%) Project Management
5 20 (5.59%) Service Delivery
5 20 (5.59%) ITIL V3
6 16 (4.47%) PRINCE2
7 15 (4.19%) Mentoring
8 13 (3.63%) Workflow
9 12 (3.35%) Migration
9 12 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (3.07%) Change Management
10 11 (3.07%) Service Management
11 9 (2.51%) CRM
11 9 (2.51%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.23%) Risk Management
12 8 (2.23%) Business Continuity
13 7 (1.96%) ERP
13 7 (1.96%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.41%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.13%) SQL
3 11 (3.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.51%) C
5 7 (1.96%) Java
6 5 (1.40%) VB
7 4 (1.12%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.84%) VB6
8 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.56%) C#
9 2 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 123 (34.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (21.79%) MCSE
3 68 (18.99%) MCITP
4 66 (18.44%) MCP
5 45 (12.57%) MCSA
6 41 (11.45%) MCTS
7 39 (10.89%) CCNA
7 39 (10.89%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (9.78%) Security Cleared
9 27 (7.54%) Degree
10 25 (6.98%) Citrix Certification
11 23 (6.42%) MCDST
12 21 (5.87%) CCA
13 19 (5.31%) SC Cleared
14 18 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (3.91%) MOS
15 14 (3.91%) A+ Certification
16 13 (3.63%) CCIA
16 13 (3.63%) CCEE
17 10 (2.79%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.82%) SLA
2 7 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) GMP
3 1 (0.28%) GLP
System Software
1 182 (50.84%) Active Directory
2 69 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (16.20%) Hyper-V
4 37 (10.34%) XenApp
5 29 (8.10%) XenDesktop
6 27 (7.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (5.31%) Terminal Services
8 18 (5.03%) vSphere
9 17 (4.75%) XenServer
10 8 (2.23%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.96%) NFS
11 7 (1.96%) Xen
12 3 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.28%) Firmware
14 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 32 (8.94%) SCCM
2 19 (5.31%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.07%) SCOM
4 9 (2.51%) WSUS
5 7 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.12%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.84%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.84%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.28%) SCSM
10 1 (0.28%) MOM
Vendors
1 228 (63.69%) Microsoft
2 109 (30.45%) VMware
3 96 (26.82%) Citrix
4 59 (16.48%) Cisco
5 46 (12.85%) HP
6 38 (10.61%) Dell
7 27 (7.54%) Wyse
8 26 (7.26%) NetApp
9 25 (6.98%) AppSense
10 24 (6.70%) CheckPoint
10 24 (6.70%) Symantec
11 15 (4.19%) IBM
12 14 (3.91%) McAfee
13 11 (3.07%) 3PAR
14 9 (2.51%) Apple
14 9 (2.51%) Juniper
15 8 (2.23%) Oracle
15 8 (2.23%) Lotus
15 8 (2.23%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.96%) Sage
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