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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1140 983 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.12% 15.10% 14.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.17% 61.25% 54.89%
Number of salaries quoted 956 855 886
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,150 £22,290
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
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
1648 1605 1893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.76% 24.66% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 1360 1610
Average salary £36,000 £34,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +2 632 £35,000 - 107
Cheshire +2 334 £37,500 +11.94% 54
Merseyside +8 79 £37,500 +13.63% 24
Lancashire +6 60 £34,000 +13.33% 20
Cumbria +3 24 £35,000 +55.55% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 984 (40.36%) Microsoft
2 726 (29.78%) Active Directory
3 682 (27.97%) SQL Server
4 654 (26.83%) VMware
5 649 (26.62%) SQL
6 593 (24.32%) .NET
7 540 (22.15%) C#
8 504 (20.67%) Finance
9 483 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 438 (17.97%) MS Excel
11 432 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
12 416 (17.06%) Linux
13 415 (17.02%) MS Exchange
14 402 (16.49%) ASP.NET
15 389 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 374 (15.34%) Citrix
17 368 (15.09%) ITIL
18 340 (13.95%) Windows 7
19 329 (13.49%) MS Office
20 319 (13.08%) HTML
20 319 (13.08%) Cisco
21 309 (12.67%) JavaScript
22 306 (12.55%) Windows Server 2012
23 290 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
24 285 (11.69%) UNIX
25 283 (11.61%) TCP/IP
25 283 (11.61%) DNS
26 279 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
26 279 (11.44%) CSS
27 255 (10.46%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 415 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 234 (9.60%) IIS
3 204 (8.37%) SharePoint
4 176 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 128 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 127 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 58 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 53 (2.17%) WebSphere
9 48 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 45 (1.85%) Lync
11 43 (1.76%) WebLogic
12 34 (1.39%) Apache
13 33 (1.35%) IBM Notes
14 31 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 24 (0.98%) CMS
16 23 (0.94%) NServiceBus
17 20 (0.82%) Umbraco
18 17 (0.70%) Node.js
19 16 (0.66%) Tomcat
19 16 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 438 (17.97%) MS Excel
2 329 (13.49%) MS Office
3 12 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.25%) MS Project
4 6 (0.25%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.082%) Maya
7 2 (0.082%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.082%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.041%) Revit
8 1 (0.041%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.041%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.082%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.041%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.041%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.041%) Exstream
5 1 (0.041%) SAP xMII
5 1 (0.041%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.041%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.041%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 133 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (3.94%) Office 365
3 12 (0.49%) SaaS
4 10 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.16%) IaaS
6 3 (0.12%) GitHub
6 3 (0.12%) PaaS
6 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.041%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.041%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 283 (11.61%) TCP/IP
1 283 (11.61%) DNS
2 255 (10.46%) SAN
3 236 (9.68%) Firewall
4 223 (9.15%) WAN
5 214 (8.78%) LAN
6 210 (8.61%) DHCP
7 148 (6.07%) VPN
8 143 (5.87%) Internet
9 80 (3.28%) NAS
10 77 (3.16%) VoIP
11 58 (2.38%) VLAN
12 56 (2.30%) Wireless
13 42 (1.72%) SMTP
14 40 (1.64%) iSCSI
15 39 (1.60%) Network Security
16 38 (1.56%) HTTP
17 33 (1.35%) SSL
18 28 (1.15%) Ethernet
19 25 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 682 (27.97%) SQL Server
2 202 (8.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 102 (4.18%) Relational Database
4 101 (4.14%) MySQL
5 88 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 67 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 58 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 54 (2.21%) Oracle Database
10 51 (2.09%) RDBMS
11 50 (2.05%) DB2
12 41 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
13 25 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (1.03%) Big Data
14 22 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
15 21 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (0.82%) NoSQL
17 18 (0.74%) Ingres
18 17 (0.70%) DTS
19 14 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 101 (4.14%) Visual Studio
2 97 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 96 (3.94%) NUnit
4 75 (3.08%) MSTest
5 55 (2.26%) Moq
6 52 (2.13%) Subversion
7 49 (2.01%) Selenium
7 49 (2.01%) Git (software)
8 40 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
9 30 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
10 26 (1.07%) JUnit
11 25 (1.03%) JIRA
11 25 (1.03%) SpecFlow
12 24 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 21 (0.86%) Eclipse
14 18 (0.74%) Ant
15 17 (0.70%) MSI
16 14 (0.57%) Xcode
17 11 (0.45%) Cucumber
18 9 (0.37%) Redmine
General
1 504 (20.67%) Finance
2 89 (3.65%) Retail
3 66 (2.71%) Law
3 66 (2.71%) Banking
4 58 (2.38%) Legal
5 53 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 39 (1.60%) Marketing
7 23 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 21 (0.86%) Advertising
9 16 (0.66%) Back Office
10 12 (0.49%) Publishing
10 12 (0.49%) Billing
11 10 (0.41%) Games
12 9 (0.37%) Electronics
13 7 (0.29%) German Language
14 4 (0.16%) French Language
14 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.16%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 538 (22.07%) Developer
2 349 (14.32%) Analyst
3 233 (9.56%) .NET Developer
4 221 (9.06%) Support Engineer
5 163 (6.69%) C# Developer
6 154 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 127 (5.21%) Support Analyst
8 119 (4.88%) IT Support
9 118 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 116 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 108 (4.43%) Architect
12 105 (4.31%) Consultant
13 104 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
14 101 (4.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 99 (4.06%) Software Developer
16 90 (3.69%) Tester
17 86 (3.53%) Service Analyst
18 84 (3.45%) Administrator
19 80 (3.28%) DBA
20 74 (3.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (24.32%) .NET
2 402 (16.49%) ASP.NET
3 319 (13.08%) HTML
4 279 (11.44%) CSS
5 245 (10.05%) Web Services
6 189 (7.75%) .NET Framework
7 178 (7.30%) XML
8 164 (6.73%) jQuery
9 155 (6.36%) WCF
10 129 (5.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 122 (5.00%) WinForms
12 104 (4.27%) HTML5
13 102 (4.18%) WPF
14 95 (3.90%) Middleware
15 78 (3.20%) Ajax
15 78 (3.20%) LINQ
16 76 (3.12%) SOAP
17 68 (2.79%) CSS3
18 61 (2.50%) Castle Windsor
19 55 (2.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 181 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 95 (3.90%) Clustering
4 76 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
5 68 (2.79%) Replication
6 65 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 62 (2.54%) Blackberry
8 59 (2.42%) Mainframe
9 46 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 46 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
10 40 (1.64%) Tandem
11 36 (1.48%) IBM Mainframe
12 35 (1.44%) User Experience
13 34 (1.39%) FlexPod
13 34 (1.39%) Statistics
13 34 (1.39%) Client/Server
14 28 (1.15%) N-Tier
15 24 (0.98%) Life Science
16 22 (0.90%) Fat Client
16 22 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 483 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 416 (17.06%) Linux
3 340 (13.95%) Windows 7
4 306 (12.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 285 (11.69%) UNIX
6 279 (11.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 217 (8.90%) Windows XP
8 145 (5.95%) Windows 8
9 113 (4.63%) Android
10 106 (4.35%) Apple iOS
11 62 (2.54%) AIX
12 52 (2.13%) Windows Vista
13 50 (2.05%) Solaris
13 50 (2.05%) Windows Mobile
14 41 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (1.31%) Mac OS X
16 29 (1.19%) Windows Phone
17 27 (1.11%) HPUX
18 26 (1.07%) SUSE
19 22 (0.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (15.09%) ITIL
3 251 (10.30%) MVC
4 195 (8.00%) OO
5 168 (6.89%) TDD
6 162 (6.64%) Software Engineering
7 154 (6.32%) Scrum
8 137 (5.62%) Migration
9 128 (5.25%) Project Management
10 114 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
11 99 (4.06%) Information Security
11 99 (4.06%) Mentoring
12 95 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 88 (3.61%) Problem Management
14 83 (3.40%) OOP
15 82 (3.36%) Incident Management
16 76 (3.12%) Time Management
17 75 (3.08%) Service Delivery
18 74 (3.04%) UML
19 73 (2.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 649 (26.62%) SQL
2 540 (22.15%) C#
3 309 (12.67%) JavaScript
4 179 (7.34%) PowerShell
5 178 (7.30%) VB.NET
6 146 (5.99%) VB
7 140 (5.74%) Java
8 127 (5.21%) C++
8 127 (5.21%) T-SQL
9 87 (3.57%) C
10 54 (2.21%) PHP
11 50 (2.05%) VBScript
12 43 (1.76%) Perl
13 35 (1.44%) Objective-C
14 29 (1.19%) VBA
15 27 (1.11%) VB6
16 17 (0.70%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.62%) Python
17 15 (0.62%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 290 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 238 (9.76%) Degree
3 177 (7.26%) MCSE
4 126 (5.17%) MCITP
5 120 (4.92%) MCP
6 93 (3.81%) MCSA
7 88 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
8 83 (3.40%) Security Cleared
9 79 (3.24%) CCNA
10 72 (2.95%) VCP4
11 70 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 65 (2.67%) MCTS
13 63 (2.58%) ISEB
14 52 (2.13%) SC Cleared
15 48 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
16 43 (1.76%) CCA
17 34 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
18 33 (1.35%) CISSP
19 31 (1.27%) ISTQB
20 27 (1.11%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.27%) SLA
2 97 (3.98%) QA
3 36 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.74%) WAI
5 17 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 16 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.25%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.12%) GAMP
10 2 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.041%) BS7799
11 1 (0.041%) GMP
11 1 (0.041%) GLP
11 1 (0.041%) COBIT
11 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 726 (29.78%) Active Directory
2 389 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 96 (3.94%) XenApp
5 92 (3.77%) vSphere
6 76 (3.12%) XenDesktop
7 50 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 48 (1.97%) VMware ESX
9 27 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 22 (0.90%) KVM
11 18 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.70%) XenServer
13 12 (0.49%) Snort
13 12 (0.49%) VMware Server
14 11 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 11 (0.45%) MetaFrame
15 8 (0.33%) NFS
15 8 (0.33%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.29%) Xen
17 6 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 118 (4.84%) SCCM
2 54 (2.21%) SCOM
3 48 (1.97%) Backup Exec
4 42 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 38 (1.56%) WSUS
6 26 (1.07%) Tivoli
7 25 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
7 25 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 13 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.45%) WMI
9 11 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 10 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.41%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.37%) SCSM
11 9 (0.37%) Puppet
12 8 (0.33%) MOM
12 8 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 7 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.29%) SCDPM
13 7 (0.29%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 984 (40.36%) Microsoft
2 654 (26.83%) VMware
3 374 (15.34%) Citrix
4 319 (13.08%) Cisco
5 203 (8.33%) HP
6 186 (7.63%) Oracle
7 151 (6.19%) NetApp
8 122 (5.00%) Symantec
9 96 (3.94%) IBM
10 87 (3.57%) Dell
10 87 (3.57%) EMC
11 55 (2.26%) CheckPoint
12 50 (2.05%) Juniper
13 48 (1.97%) Red Hat
14 44 (1.80%) Apple
15 34 (1.39%) Lotus
16 30 (1.23%) Avaya
16 30 (1.23%) McAfee
17 29 (1.19%) Sophos
17 29 (1.19%) SAP
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