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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 809 1005 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.78% 15.37% 16.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.82% 66.21% 65.12%
Number of salaries quoted 674 802 942
Median salary £38,500 £34,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.23% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £22,000 £21,866
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1248 1518 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.26% 23.22% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 1226 1452
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 471 £40,000 +14.28% 83
Cheshire -6 159 £32,500 -7.14% 34
Merseyside -1 106 £36,000 +20.00% 21
Lancashire +2 58 £32,500 - 12
Cumbria +1 16 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 695 (43.41%) Microsoft
2 614 (38.35%) Windows Server
3 569 (35.54%) Active Directory
4 426 (26.61%) SQL Server
5 370 (23.11%) SQL
6 365 (22.80%) VMware
7 363 (22.67%) ITIL
8 352 (21.99%) .NET
9 327 (20.42%) C#
10 323 (20.17%) MS Excel
11 317 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
12 314 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 271 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 261 (16.30%) Linux
15 254 (15.87%) Finance
16 239 (14.93%) Citrix
17 227 (14.18%) MS Exchange
18 215 (13.43%) Windows 7
19 207 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
20 200 (12.49%) Firewall
21 186 (11.62%) MS Office
22 182 (11.37%) HTML
23 181 (11.31%) JavaScript
24 177 (11.06%) Scrum
25 174 (10.87%) PowerShell
26 173 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
27 165 (10.31%) Cisco
28 163 (10.18%) ASP.NET
29 162 (10.12%) Degree
30 161 (10.06%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 227 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 102 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (6.12%) IIS
4 86 (5.37%) SharePoint
5 72 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (2.87%) WebSphere
7 45 (2.81%) Apache
8 43 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 40 (2.50%) JBoss
10 31 (1.94%) CMS
11 28 (1.75%) Tomcat
12 27 (1.69%) OpenStack
12 27 (1.69%) WebLogic
13 26 (1.62%) CloudStack
14 24 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (1.19%) Skype for Business
16 17 (1.06%) Confluence
16 17 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 323 (20.17%) MS Excel
2 186 (11.62%) MS Office
3 22 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) Lorenzo
3 7 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.25%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) FastStats
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Primavera
6 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.062%) assyst
7 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.062%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.062%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.062%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 118 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (7.25%) Office 365
3 63 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.19%) IaaS
5 18 (1.12%) PaaS
6 14 (0.87%) SaaS
7 10 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.37%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.062%) Google Play
10 1 (0.062%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.062%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.062%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 200 (12.49%) Firewall
2 161 (10.06%) DNS
3 142 (8.87%) SAN
4 137 (8.56%) DHCP
5 114 (7.12%) TCP/IP
6 102 (6.37%) VPN
7 87 (5.43%) Internet
8 85 (5.31%) LAN
9 80 (5.00%) WAN
10 54 (3.37%) VoIP
11 53 (3.31%) Wireless
12 42 (2.62%) VLAN
13 36 (2.25%) Network Security
14 34 (2.12%) MPLS
15 27 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (1.31%) HTTP
17 18 (1.12%) IP Telephony
17 18 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
18 17 (1.06%) 802.11
19 15 (0.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (26.61%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 69 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 67 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 61 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (3.37%) MySQL
7 41 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (1.94%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (1.37%) DTS
11 21 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (1.19%) DB2
13 17 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.81%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
17 10 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
17 10 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 92 (5.75%) Visual Studio
2 78 (4.87%) NUnit
3 70 (4.37%) MSTest
4 57 (3.56%) Moq
4 57 (3.56%) Rhino Mocks
5 54 (3.37%) Selenium
6 51 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (3.12%) JIRA
8 41 (2.56%) Jenkins
9 38 (2.37%) SpecFlow
10 30 (1.87%) Subversion
11 27 (1.69%) Git (software)
12 17 (1.06%) Ant
12 17 (1.06%) Wise Package Studio
13 16 (1.00%) Gradle
13 16 (1.00%) InstallShield
14 15 (0.94%) FxCop
14 15 (0.94%) JMeter
14 15 (0.94%) StyleCop
14 15 (0.94%) TestNG
General
1 254 (15.87%) Finance
2 73 (4.56%) Law
3 69 (4.31%) Marketing
4 68 (4.25%) Banking
5 62 (3.87%) Legal
6 59 (3.69%) Retail
7 40 (2.50%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 31 (1.94%) Electronics
10 17 (1.06%) Games
11 13 (0.81%) Back Office
12 10 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.44%) German Language
14 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.31%) French Language
15 4 (0.25%) Automotive
15 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.19%) Publishing
17 2 (0.12%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 340 (21.24%) Developer
2 278 (17.36%) Analyst
3 196 (12.24%) .NET Developer
4 146 (9.12%) Support Engineer
5 138 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 137 (8.56%) Support Analyst
7 136 (8.49%) IT Support
8 109 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 107 (6.68%) C# .NET Developer
10 86 (5.37%) Administrator
11 82 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
12 79 (4.93%) Applications Support
13 76 (4.75%) 3rd Line Support
14 74 (4.62%) Service Analyst
15 69 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
16 67 (4.18%) IT Engineer
17 60 (3.75%) Software Developer
17 60 (3.75%) Tester
18 56 (3.50%) IT Analyst
18 56 (3.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (21.99%) .NET
2 182 (11.37%) HTML
3 163 (10.18%) ASP.NET
4 161 (10.06%) CSS
5 133 (8.31%) Web Services
6 108 (6.75%) .NET Framework
7 107 (6.68%) jQuery
8 103 (6.43%) XML
9 87 (5.43%) WinForms
10 85 (5.31%) WCF
11 79 (4.93%) WPF
12 77 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 72 (4.50%) Castle Windsor
14 57 (3.56%) Ninject
14 57 (3.56%) Spring.NET
14 57 (3.56%) Unity DI Container
15 53 (3.31%) JSON
16 50 (3.12%) HTML5
17 43 (2.69%) AngularJS
17 43 (2.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (7.37%) iPad
3 110 (6.87%) Enterprise Software
4 77 (4.81%) Data Centre
5 71 (4.43%) Computer Science
6 58 (3.62%) Inversion of Control
6 58 (3.62%) Replication
7 56 (3.50%) Driving Licence
8 53 (3.31%) Blackberry
9 52 (3.25%) User Experience
10 47 (2.94%) Clustering
11 42 (2.62%) Management Information System
12 35 (2.19%) N-Tier
13 31 (1.94%) Mobile App
14 22 (1.37%) Social Network
15 21 (1.31%) Augmented Reality
16 16 (1.00%) PMI
16 16 (1.00%) Wiki
17 15 (0.94%) Fat Client
17 15 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 614 (38.35%) Windows Server
2 314 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 271 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 261 (16.30%) Linux
5 215 (13.43%) Windows 7
6 143 (8.93%) Unix
7 137 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (4.37%) Windows 10
9 68 (4.25%) Windows XP
10 57 (3.56%) Android
11 55 (3.44%) Windows 8
12 54 (3.37%) Mac OS X
13 45 (2.81%) Apple iOS
14 28 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (1.19%) CentOS
16 16 (1.00%) AIX
17 14 (0.87%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.81%) Windows CE
19 10 (0.62%) Debian
20 9 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (22.67%) ITIL
2 317 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (11.06%) Scrum
4 156 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
5 149 (9.31%) TDD
6 146 (9.12%) MVC
7 106 (6.62%) Mentoring
8 103 (6.43%) Project Management
9 85 (5.31%) Software Engineering
10 84 (5.25%) DevOps
11 78 (4.87%) Kanban
12 77 (4.81%) OO
13 76 (4.75%) Service Delivery
14 72 (4.50%) Dependency Injection
15 66 (4.12%) Service Management
16 65 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
17 64 (4.00%) OOP
17 64 (4.00%) Web Development
18 62 (3.87%) ITIL V3
18 62 (3.87%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 370 (23.11%) SQL
2 327 (20.42%) C#
3 181 (11.31%) JavaScript
4 174 (10.87%) PowerShell
5 112 (7.00%) Java
6 104 (6.50%) C++
7 94 (5.87%) T-SQL
8 83 (5.18%) VB.NET
9 59 (3.69%) VB
10 52 (3.25%) PHP
11 45 (2.81%) Python
12 39 (2.44%) Bash Shell
13 36 (2.25%) Shell Script
14 35 (2.19%) VBScript
15 33 (2.06%) Perl
16 32 (2.00%) C
17 30 (1.87%) Ruby
18 14 (0.87%) VC++
19 12 (0.75%) VBA
20 9 (0.56%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 173 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (10.12%) Degree
3 93 (5.81%) MCSE
4 78 (4.87%) MCSA
5 57 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (3.12%) CCNA
7 48 (3.00%) MCITP
8 42 (2.62%) MCP
9 39 (2.44%) ISEB
10 35 (2.19%) Security Cleared
11 29 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
13 27 (1.69%) SC Cleared
14 25 (1.56%) ISTQB
15 21 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (1.00%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.94%) MCT
18 13 (0.81%) CCA
18 13 (0.81%) CISSP
18 13 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.06%) SLA
2 74 (4.62%) QA
3 39 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.87%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.56%) WAI
7 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.062%) HL7
8 1 (0.062%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.062%) ISO27002
System Software
1 569 (35.54%) Active Directory
2 207 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (8.31%) Hyper-V
4 77 (4.81%) XenApp
5 64 (4.00%) vSphere
6 45 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 37 (2.31%) XenServer
8 34 (2.12%) Xen
9 30 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (1.69%) Terminal Services
11 21 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (1.12%) Terminal Server
12 18 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.56%) Varnish
14 7 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.37%) Firmware
15 6 (0.37%) vCloud
16 5 (0.31%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.25%) NFS
17 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 108 (6.75%) SCCM
2 56 (3.50%) Puppet
3 45 (2.81%) SCOM
4 41 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (2.19%) Nagios
6 27 (1.69%) Tivoli
7 26 (1.62%) Cobbler
8 22 (1.37%) EdgeSight
8 22 (1.37%) SCOrch
9 18 (1.12%) Backup Exec
10 17 (1.06%) AirWatch
10 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (1.06%) WMI
11 16 (1.00%) LiteSpeed
11 16 (1.00%) WSUS
12 15 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.50%) HP SIM
13 8 (0.50%) Munin
14 7 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 695 (43.41%) Microsoft
2 365 (22.80%) VMware
3 239 (14.93%) Citrix
4 165 (10.31%) Cisco
5 111 (6.93%) Oracle
6 68 (4.25%) HP
7 46 (2.87%) CheckPoint
8 41 (2.56%) Juniper
9 38 (2.37%) iManage
10 34 (2.12%) IBM
11 32 (2.00%) Apple
11 32 (2.00%) Intel Security
12 31 (1.94%) Remedy
13 29 (1.81%) Dell
14 28 (1.75%) Twitter
15 27 (1.69%) SAP
16 26 (1.62%) EnterpriseDB
17 25 (1.56%) EMC
17 25 (1.56%) Veeam
18 23 (1.44%) Facebook
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