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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 962 1240 1041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.27% 17.65% 15.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.81% 67.76% 61.96%
Number of salaries quoted 804 1055 916
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £48,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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
1378 1830 1680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.74% 26.04% 25.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1126 1595 1450
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +4 557 £37,500 +7.14% 83
Cheshire -1 237 £30,000 -20.00% 46
Merseyside +2 93 £37,500 +23.96% 17
Lancashire +8 66 £32,500 +8.33% 11
Cumbria -3 10 £35,000 - 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 818 (39.12%) Microsoft
2 708 (33.86%) Windows Server
3 695 (33.24%) Active Directory
4 580 (27.74%) SQL Server
5 539 (25.78%) SQL
6 535 (25.59%) VMware
7 459 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
8 431 (20.61%) ITIL
9 395 (18.89%) MS Excel
10 380 (18.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 370 (17.69%) C#
12 360 (17.22%) .NET
13 353 (16.88%) MS Exchange
14 348 (16.64%) Linux
15 347 (16.59%) Citrix
16 342 (16.36%) Finance
17 340 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
18 333 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 303 (14.49%) Windows 7
20 270 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
21 262 (12.53%) Degree
22 245 (11.72%) Cisco
23 244 (11.67%) MS Office
24 226 (10.81%) Firewall
25 222 (10.62%) TCP/IP
26 219 (10.47%) Web Services
27 198 (9.47%) Hyper-V
28 195 (9.33%) DNS
29 189 (9.04%) ASP.NET
29 189 (9.04%) Scrum

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 353 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 172 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 126 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 125 (5.98%) IIS
5 112 (5.36%) SharePoint
6 77 (3.68%) Skype for Business
7 70 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (2.10%) Node.js
9 43 (2.06%) WebLogic
10 41 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 35 (1.67%) WebSphere
12 32 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
13 29 (1.39%) Tomcat
14 27 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
15 25 (1.20%) CMS
16 23 (1.10%) Apache
17 22 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (1.00%) JBoss
19 14 (0.67%) IBM Notes
20 13 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 395 (18.89%) MS Excel
2 244 (11.67%) MS Office
3 23 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.096%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.096%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.096%) QuarkXPress
6 2 (0.096%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.43%) Magento
4 8 (0.38%) OpenCart
5 7 (0.33%) Infor SunSystems
6 6 (0.29%) Primavera
6 6 (0.29%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.24%) Line 500
8 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.096%) MFGPRO
9 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.096%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.048%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (0.048%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 178 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 138 (6.60%) Office 365
3 78 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.34%) SaaS
5 19 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.91%) IaaS
6 15 (0.72%) IBM PureFlex
7 13 (0.62%) PaaS
8 5 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.096%) GitHub
11 2 (0.096%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.048%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.048%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.048%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 226 (10.81%) Firewall
2 222 (10.62%) TCP/IP
3 195 (9.33%) DNS
4 176 (8.42%) SAN
5 157 (7.51%) VPN
6 150 (7.17%) LAN
7 137 (6.55%) WAN
8 130 (6.22%) DHCP
8 130 (6.22%) Internet
9 55 (2.63%) Network Security
10 48 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
11 47 (2.25%) VoIP
12 46 (2.20%) HTTP
13 45 (2.15%) VLAN
14 43 (2.06%) Wireless
15 39 (1.87%) NAS
16 38 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (1.39%) FTP
18 24 (1.15%) Broadband
19 20 (0.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 580 (27.74%) SQL Server
2 133 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 104 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 90 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 67 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 50 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 43 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 39 (1.87%) MySQL
10 38 (1.82%) NoSQL
11 37 (1.77%) Oracle Database
12 30 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
14 26 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 26 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.10%) DB2
15 23 (1.10%) MongoDB
16 21 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
17 19 (0.91%) DTS
18 15 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 127 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
1 127 (6.07%) Visual Studio
2 106 (5.07%) NUnit
3 90 (4.30%) MSTest
4 67 (3.20%) HP UFT
5 59 (2.82%) JIRA
6 56 (2.68%) Moq
7 53 (2.53%) Rhino Mocks
7 53 (2.53%) Selenium
8 49 (2.34%) Git (software)
9 29 (1.39%) Subversion
10 26 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 23 (1.10%) Cucumber
12 22 (1.05%) FitNesse
12 22 (1.05%) JUnit
13 20 (0.96%) Ant
14 15 (0.72%) Jenkins
15 10 (0.48%) Eclipse
15 10 (0.48%) Maven
15 10 (0.48%) SpecFlow
General
1 342 (16.36%) Finance
2 81 (3.87%) Legal
3 77 (3.68%) Law
4 72 (3.44%) Retail
5 71 (3.40%) Banking
6 58 (2.77%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 33 (1.58%) Games
9 32 (1.53%) Marketing
10 27 (1.29%) German Language
11 24 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 21 (1.00%) Back Office
13 12 (0.57%) Electronics
14 11 (0.53%) French Language
15 10 (0.48%) Advertising
16 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
19 1 (0.048%) Local Government
19 1 (0.048%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 438 (20.95%) Analyst
2 379 (18.13%) Developer
3 181 (8.66%) IT Support
4 178 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 172 (8.23%) .NET Developer
6 169 (8.08%) Support Engineer
7 152 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 146 (6.98%) C# Developer
9 133 (6.36%) Service Analyst
10 130 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
11 105 (5.02%) C# .NET Developer
12 103 (4.93%) Tester
13 98 (4.69%) Administrator
14 95 (4.54%) IT Engineer
15 92 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
16 89 (4.26%) IT Analyst
17 84 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
18 82 (3.92%) Software Engineer
19 79 (3.78%) Software Developer
20 78 (3.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (17.22%) .NET
2 219 (10.47%) Web Services
3 189 (9.04%) ASP.NET
4 151 (7.22%) HTML
5 132 (6.31%) XML
6 115 (5.50%) WPF
7 112 (5.36%) CSS
8 110 (5.26%) WCF
9 108 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 104 (4.97%) WinForms
11 101 (4.83%) .NET Framework
12 84 (4.02%) jQuery
13 75 (3.59%) REST
14 69 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 61 (2.92%) LINQ
16 60 (2.87%) AngularJS
17 56 (2.68%) Ninject
18 54 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
19 53 (2.53%) Unity DI Container
20 52 (2.49%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 182 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.55%) Data Centre
3 109 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 107 (5.12%) Blackberry
5 99 (4.73%) Computer Science
6 75 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
7 64 (3.06%) Replication
8 61 (2.92%) Clustering
9 55 (2.63%) N-Tier
10 53 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
11 42 (2.01%) Client/Server
11 42 (2.01%) iPad
12 37 (1.77%) Mobile App
13 36 (1.72%) iPhone
14 35 (1.67%) User Experience
15 30 (1.43%) FlexPod
16 29 (1.39%) Fat Client
16 29 (1.39%) Thin Client
17 28 (1.34%) VCE vBlock
18 22 (1.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 708 (33.86%) Windows Server
2 380 (18.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 348 (16.64%) Linux
4 340 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 303 (14.49%) Windows 7
6 182 (8.70%) Unix
7 163 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 136 (6.50%) Windows 8
9 132 (6.31%) Windows XP
10 90 (4.30%) Android
11 73 (3.49%) Apple iOS
12 66 (3.16%) Mac OS X
13 62 (2.97%) Windows 10
14 51 (2.44%) Solaris
15 46 (2.20%) AIX
16 44 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 32 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
18 21 (1.00%) Windows Phone
19 18 (0.86%) CentOS
19 18 (0.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (20.61%) ITIL
3 189 (9.04%) Scrum
4 173 (8.27%) Software Engineering
5 150 (7.17%) TDD
6 136 (6.50%) MVC
7 126 (6.03%) OO
8 118 (5.64%) Mentoring
9 117 (5.60%) Project Management
10 116 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (4.97%) Incident Management
12 95 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
13 86 (4.11%) Information Security
13 86 (4.11%) Service Management
14 84 (4.02%) SDLC
15 82 (3.92%) Kanban
15 82 (3.92%) Test Scripting
16 78 (3.73%) High Availability
17 77 (3.68%) Change Management
18 73 (3.49%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 539 (25.78%) SQL
2 370 (17.69%) C#
3 140 (6.70%) C++
3 140 (6.70%) PowerShell
4 135 (6.46%) JavaScript
5 122 (5.83%) Java
6 110 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 86 (4.11%) VB.NET
8 80 (3.83%) C
9 59 (2.82%) VB
10 49 (2.34%) PHP
11 44 (2.10%) Python
12 30 (1.43%) Ruby
13 29 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.10%) VC++
15 20 (0.96%) VBScript
16 19 (0.91%) Perl
16 19 (0.91%) VBA
17 18 (0.86%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 270 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 262 (12.53%) Degree
3 142 (6.79%) MCSE
4 112 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (5.16%) MCP
6 102 (4.88%) CCNA
7 101 (4.83%) ISEB
8 79 (3.78%) MCSA
9 77 (3.68%) MCITP
10 76 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 72 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
12 66 (3.16%) Security Cleared
13 64 (3.06%) MCTS
14 56 (2.68%) SC Cleared
15 42 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
16 38 (1.82%) CCNP
16 38 (1.82%) ISTQB
17 35 (1.67%) MCDST
18 27 (1.29%) CCA
19 22 (1.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (6.46%) SLA
2 104 (4.97%) QA
3 46 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.096%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.048%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.048%) WAI
System Software
1 695 (33.24%) Active Directory
2 333 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (9.47%) Hyper-V
4 81 (3.87%) XenApp
5 51 (2.44%) vSphere
6 42 (2.01%) Terminal Services
7 33 (1.58%) XenDesktop
8 24 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (1.15%) Terminal Server
9 20 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.77%) VMware ESX
10 16 (0.77%) XenServer
11 15 (0.72%) KVM
12 12 (0.57%) Xen
13 11 (0.53%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.43%) Snort
15 9 (0.43%) Varnish
16 8 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 8 (0.38%) Squid
Systems Management
1 124 (5.93%) SCCM
2 59 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
3 45 (2.15%) SCOM
4 39 (1.87%) Puppet
5 27 (1.29%) Nagios
6 26 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 20 (0.96%) Tivoli
9 18 (0.86%) LiteSpeed
10 17 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
11 16 (0.77%) SCOrch
12 15 (0.72%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.72%) Perfmon
13 14 (0.67%) WSUS
14 11 (0.53%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.48%) Data Guard
15 10 (0.48%) EdgeSight
15 10 (0.48%) HP SIM
15 10 (0.48%) Plesk
Vendors
1 818 (39.12%) Microsoft
2 535 (25.59%) VMware
3 347 (16.59%) Citrix
4 245 (11.72%) Cisco
5 150 (7.17%) Oracle
6 131 (6.26%) HP
7 90 (4.30%) NetApp
8 72 (3.44%) Symantec
9 68 (3.25%) AppSense
10 53 (2.53%) Dell
11 51 (2.44%) EMC
11 51 (2.44%) Juniper
12 48 (2.30%) IBM
13 45 (2.15%) Intel Security
13 45 (2.15%) Red Hat
14 37 (1.77%) Apple
15 29 (1.39%) CheckPoint
16 28 (1.34%) SAP
17 27 (1.29%) Sophos
18 25 (1.20%) SolarWinds
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