The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 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 over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1037 1085 1162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.00% 15.28% 15.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.60% 61.65% 58.27%
Number of salaries quoted 844 901 978
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,275 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,450 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Windows
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
1490 1760 1994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.99% 24.79% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1452 1684
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 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Windows Salary Trend in the North West

Windows
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in the North West

Windows
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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 +1 582 £35,000 +2.94% 109
Cheshire 0 287 £35,000 +7.69% 62
Lancashire +6 73 £33,500 +21.81% 9
Merseyside -2 72 £30,000 -14.28% 22
Cumbria -2 13 £62,500 +92.30% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 929 (40.85%) Microsoft
2 675 (29.68%) Active Directory
3 669 (29.42%) VMware
4 654 (28.76%) SQL Server
5 608 (26.74%) SQL
6 497 (21.86%) .NET
7 463 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 448 (19.70%) C#
9 426 (18.73%) Finance
10 417 (18.34%) MS Exchange
11 402 (17.68%) MS Excel
12 390 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
13 382 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 363 (15.96%) Linux
15 359 (15.79%) Citrix
16 355 (15.61%) Windows 7
17 351 (15.44%) ITIL
18 321 (14.12%) ASP.NET
19 314 (13.81%) Cisco
20 305 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
21 300 (13.19%) MS Office
22 293 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
23 276 (12.14%) DNS
24 261 (11.48%) HTML
25 252 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
26 248 (10.91%) JavaScript
26 248 (10.91%) Degree
27 247 (10.86%) TCP/IP
28 245 (10.77%) Firewall
29 243 (10.69%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 417 (18.34%) MS Exchange
2 209 (9.19%) SharePoint
3 208 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 170 (7.48%) IIS
5 132 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 115 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 67 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 56 (2.46%) WebSphere
9 48 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 42 (1.85%) WebLogic
11 35 (1.54%) Lync
12 32 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 32 (1.41%) IBM Notes
13 27 (1.19%) Apache
14 18 (0.79%) Tomcat
14 18 (0.79%) CMS
15 17 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 17 (0.75%) GlassFish
16 16 (0.70%) NServiceBus
17 14 (0.62%) Node.js
Applications
1 402 (17.68%) MS Excel
2 300 (13.19%) MS Office
3 11 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.18%) MS Project
7 2 (0.088%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.088%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.088%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.088%) Maya
7 2 (0.088%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.044%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.31%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.088%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.088%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.044%) Exstream
6 1 (0.044%) Agresso
6 1 (0.044%) SAP xMII
6 1 (0.044%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.044%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.044%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.044%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 122 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (4.44%) Office 365
3 26 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.40%) SaaS
4 9 (0.40%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.13%) GitHub
6 3 (0.13%) IaaS
6 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.088%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.088%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.088%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.088%) PaaS
8 1 (0.044%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.044%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 276 (12.14%) DNS
2 247 (10.86%) TCP/IP
3 245 (10.77%) Firewall
4 241 (10.60%) SAN
5 224 (9.85%) DHCP
6 216 (9.50%) WAN
7 211 (9.28%) LAN
8 158 (6.95%) VPN
9 116 (5.10%) Internet
10 73 (3.21%) VoIP
11 68 (2.99%) VLAN
12 67 (2.95%) Wireless
13 56 (2.46%) NAS
14 50 (2.20%) HTTP
15 35 (1.54%) SSL
15 35 (1.54%) Ethernet
16 33 (1.45%) iSCSI
17 32 (1.41%) Network Security
18 29 (1.28%) SMTP
18 29 (1.28%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 654 (28.76%) SQL Server
2 200 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 90 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 76 (3.34%) MySQL
5 60 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 52 (2.29%) Oracle Database
8 50 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 48 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 45 (1.98%) DB2
11 35 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
12 26 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
14 19 (0.84%) Big Data
15 18 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
16 16 (0.70%) Ingres
17 14 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (0.62%) NoSQL
18 12 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 97 (4.27%) NUnit
2 91 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (3.47%) MSTest
4 76 (3.34%) Visual Studio
5 57 (2.51%) Moq
6 52 (2.29%) Subversion
7 45 (1.98%) Git (software)
8 42 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
9 31 (1.36%) Selenium
10 29 (1.28%) JUnit
11 24 (1.06%) Eclipse
12 22 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 21 (0.92%) Ant
13 21 (0.92%) MSI
13 21 (0.92%) JIRA
14 20 (0.88%) SpecFlow
15 19 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
16 12 (0.53%) LoadRunner
17 9 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
17 9 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 426 (18.73%) Finance
2 78 (3.43%) Retail
3 61 (2.68%) Law
4 55 (2.42%) Legal
5 54 (2.37%) Banking
6 52 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.23%) Marketing
10 19 (0.84%) Advertising
11 18 (0.79%) Publishing
12 14 (0.62%) Back Office
13 13 (0.57%) Electronics
14 12 (0.53%) Games
14 12 (0.53%) Billing
15 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.18%) German Language
17 3 (0.13%) French Language
17 3 (0.13%) Local Government
17 3 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 481 (21.15%) Developer
2 332 (14.60%) Analyst
3 224 (9.85%) Support Engineer
4 193 (8.49%) .NET Developer
5 167 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 159 (6.99%) C# Developer
7 121 (5.32%) IT Support
8 119 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 115 (5.06%) Support Analyst
10 111 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 110 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 104 (4.57%) Architect
13 101 (4.44%) Consultant
14 98 (4.31%) Software Developer
15 97 (4.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 86 (3.78%) Service Analyst
17 82 (3.61%) Tester
18 74 (3.25%) DBA
19 69 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
20 68 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (21.86%) .NET
2 321 (14.12%) ASP.NET
3 261 (11.48%) HTML
4 234 (10.29%) CSS
5 231 (10.16%) Web Services
6 170 (7.48%) XML
7 164 (7.21%) .NET Framework
8 148 (6.51%) WCF
9 145 (6.38%) jQuery
10 115 (5.06%) WPF
11 113 (4.97%) WinForms
12 111 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 91 (4.00%) HTML5
14 75 (3.30%) SOAP
15 66 (2.90%) Middleware
15 66 (2.90%) Ajax
15 66 (2.90%) CSS3
16 65 (2.86%) LINQ
17 60 (2.64%) Castle Windsor
18 55 (2.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 167 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (3.87%) Computer Science
3 83 (3.65%) Clustering
4 70 (3.08%) Replication
5 65 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 58 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (2.55%) Blackberry
7 52 (2.29%) Client/Server
8 51 (2.24%) Inversion of Control
9 50 (2.20%) Mainframe
10 44 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 35 (1.54%) N-Tier
11 35 (1.54%) FlexPod
12 33 (1.45%) Statistics
13 25 (1.10%) User Experience
14 24 (1.06%) iPhone
15 22 (0.97%) Life Science
16 21 (0.92%) Fat Client
16 21 (0.92%) Tandem
16 21 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 463 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 363 (15.96%) Linux
3 355 (15.61%) Windows 7
4 305 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 252 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 243 (10.69%) UNIX
7 211 (9.28%) Windows XP
8 151 (6.64%) Windows 8
9 92 (4.05%) Android
10 82 (3.61%) Apple iOS
11 62 (2.73%) AIX
12 47 (2.07%) Solaris
13 42 (1.85%) Windows Vista
14 41 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 39 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
16 29 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 28 (1.23%) HPUX
18 27 (1.19%) SUSE
19 22 (0.97%) zOS
19 22 (0.97%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (15.44%) ITIL
3 206 (9.06%) MVC
4 180 (7.92%) TDD
5 177 (7.78%) OO
6 150 (6.60%) Software Engineering
7 140 (6.16%) Scrum
8 120 (5.28%) Migration
9 116 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
10 114 (5.01%) Project Management
11 102 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 97 (4.27%) Mentoring
13 95 (4.18%) Information Security
14 83 (3.65%) OOP
15 82 (3.61%) Incident Management
16 74 (3.25%) UML
16 74 (3.25%) MVVM
17 73 (3.21%) Service Delivery
18 71 (3.12%) Service Management
19 70 (3.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 608 (26.74%) SQL
2 448 (19.70%) C#
3 248 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 155 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 141 (6.20%) VB.NET
6 133 (5.85%) VB
7 129 (5.67%) Java
8 123 (5.41%) C++
9 114 (5.01%) T-SQL
10 81 (3.56%) C
11 50 (2.20%) VBScript
12 46 (2.02%) PHP
13 33 (1.45%) VBA
14 29 (1.28%) Objective-C
15 28 (1.23%) Perl
16 27 (1.19%) VB6
17 18 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.48%) JCL
18 11 (0.48%) XAML
18 11 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 248 (10.91%) Degree
3 182 (8.00%) MCSE
4 128 (5.63%) MCITP
5 114 (5.01%) MCP
6 106 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
7 99 (4.35%) CCNA
8 85 (3.74%) Security Cleared
9 84 (3.69%) MCSA
10 67 (2.95%) ISEB
10 67 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 59 (2.59%) MCTS
12 55 (2.42%) SC Cleared
13 54 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
14 48 (2.11%) CCA
15 35 (1.54%) ISTQB
16 33 (1.45%) CISSP
17 30 (1.32%) MCDST
18 28 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (1.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.49%) SLA
2 75 (3.30%) QA
3 37 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.84%) WAI
6 11 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.13%) GAMP
9 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.044%) COBIT
10 1 (0.044%) GMP
10 1 (0.044%) GLP
10 1 (0.044%) HL7
System Software
1 675 (29.68%) Active Directory
2 382 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 108 (4.75%) XenApp
5 100 (4.40%) XenDesktop
6 80 (3.52%) vSphere
7 66 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (1.85%) VMware ESX
9 28 (1.23%) XenServer
10 22 (0.97%) KVM
11 19 (0.84%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.62%) VMware Server
13 13 (0.57%) Terminal Server
13 13 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.53%) Snort
15 8 (0.35%) NFS
15 8 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (0.31%) Xen
17 6 (0.26%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 117 (5.15%) SCCM
2 55 (2.42%) SCOM
3 44 (1.93%) Backup Exec
4 33 (1.45%) WSUS
5 27 (1.19%) Tivoli
6 26 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.48%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
9 11 (0.48%) WMI
9 11 (0.48%) SCOrch
10 10 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 10 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 10 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.44%) Puppet
11 9 (0.40%) MOM
12 8 (0.35%) SCSM
12 8 (0.35%) XenMobile
13 7 (0.31%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 929 (40.85%) Microsoft
2 669 (29.42%) VMware
3 359 (15.79%) Citrix
4 314 (13.81%) Cisco
5 226 (9.94%) HP
6 187 (8.22%) Oracle
7 157 (6.90%) NetApp
8 95 (4.18%) Symantec
9 92 (4.05%) Dell
10 82 (3.61%) EMC
11 75 (3.30%) IBM
12 56 (2.46%) Juniper
13 52 (2.29%) Red Hat
14 47 (2.07%) CheckPoint
15 44 (1.93%) AppSense
16 43 (1.89%) Apple
17 32 (1.41%) Avaya
17 32 (1.41%) SAP
18 31 (1.36%) Lotus
18 31 (1.36%) McAfee
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