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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1008 1138 1107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.46% 15.91% 15.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.62% 65.36% 59.94%
Number of salaries quoted 800 939 927
Average salary £33,000 £33,264 £33,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.79% -1.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,960 £22,475
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
1513 1741 1847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.21% 24.34% 25.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1443 1595
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 515 £35,000 +4.47% 95
Cheshire +5 324 £35,000 +3.39% 54
Lancashire +6 82 £32,500 +13.04% 8
Merseyside +4 77 £30,000 -14.28% 26
Cumbria +5 17 £27,000 -3.57% 8
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 874 (42.18%) Microsoft
2 644 (31.08%) VMware
3 628 (30.31%) Active Directory
4 584 (28.19%) SQL Server
5 548 (26.45%) SQL
6 416 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 403 (19.45%) MS Exchange
8 401 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
9 395 (19.06%) MS Excel
10 372 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 366 (17.66%) .NET
12 353 (17.04%) Citrix
13 346 (16.70%) C#
14 332 (16.02%) Finance
14 332 (16.02%) Windows 7
15 325 (15.69%) ITIL
16 321 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
17 314 (15.15%) Linux
18 313 (15.11%) Cisco
19 293 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
20 288 (13.90%) DNS
21 261 (12.60%) MS Office
21 261 (12.60%) Degree
22 252 (12.16%) SAN
23 223 (10.76%) Firewall
24 219 (10.57%) DHCP
25 210 (10.14%) Web Services
26 206 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
27 204 (9.85%) Hyper-V
28 203 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 403 (19.45%) MS Exchange
2 206 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 166 (8.01%) SharePoint
4 134 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 131 (6.32%) IIS
6 99 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 52 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 47 (2.27%) WebLogic
9 42 (2.03%) WebSphere
10 41 (1.98%) Apache
11 39 (1.88%) Lync
12 34 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
13 23 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 20 (0.97%) CMS
16 17 (0.82%) Tomcat
17 16 (0.77%) JBoss
17 16 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
19 14 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 395 (19.06%) MS Excel
2 261 (12.60%) MS Office
3 30 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.25%) MS Project
5 15 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.14%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.097%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.097%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.48%) Magento
4 5 (0.24%) Sage 50
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.14%) Primavera
7 2 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.097%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.097%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.048%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.048%) Exstream
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.048%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 134 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (5.74%) Office 365
3 52 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.25%) IBM PureFlex
5 9 (0.43%) SaaS
5 9 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.14%) GitHub
8 3 (0.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.097%) PaaS
9 2 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.097%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.097%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 288 (13.90%) DNS
2 252 (12.16%) SAN
3 223 (10.76%) Firewall
4 219 (10.57%) DHCP
5 202 (9.75%) TCP/IP
6 177 (8.54%) LAN
7 172 (8.30%) WAN
7 172 (8.30%) VPN
8 112 (5.41%) Internet
9 98 (4.73%) VoIP
10 83 (4.01%) Wireless
11 60 (2.90%) VLAN
12 51 (2.46%) NAS
13 47 (2.27%) Ethernet
14 45 (2.17%) Broadband
15 41 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
16 38 (1.83%) HTTP
17 27 (1.30%) MPLS
17 27 (1.30%) Network Security
18 25 (1.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (28.19%) SQL Server
2 171 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 91 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 64 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 64 (3.09%) MySQL
6 62 (2.99%) Oracle Database
7 61 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.88%) RDBMS
9 38 (1.83%) DB2
10 36 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.25%) NoSQL
13 25 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
14 24 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
15 22 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
17 13 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 82 (3.96%) NUnit
2 81 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 77 (3.72%) Visual Studio
4 55 (2.65%) MSTest
5 52 (2.51%) Git (software)
6 41 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 38 (1.83%) Subversion
8 37 (1.79%) Moq
9 35 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
10 31 (1.50%) Selenium
11 29 (1.40%) MSI
12 26 (1.25%) JIRA
13 22 (1.06%) Ant
14 17 (0.82%) JUnit
14 17 (0.82%) Jenkins
15 13 (0.63%) HP UFT
15 13 (0.63%) Maven
16 11 (0.53%) Eclipse
17 10 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 10 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 332 (16.02%) Finance
2 78 (3.76%) Retail
3 54 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.22%) Banking
5 44 (2.12%) Legal
6 42 (2.03%) Law
7 41 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.01%) Advertising
10 17 (0.82%) Games
10 17 (0.82%) Back Office
11 15 (0.72%) Marketing
12 14 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.53%) Automotive
13 11 (0.53%) Electronics
13 11 (0.53%) Publishing
14 8 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.24%) Front Office
16 4 (0.19%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 390 (18.82%) Developer
2 284 (13.71%) Analyst
3 198 (9.56%) Support Engineer
4 144 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 136 (6.56%) IT Support
6 132 (6.37%) .NET Developer
7 119 (5.74%) Support Analyst
8 113 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 108 (5.21%) Administrator
10 105 (5.07%) Software Developer
11 104 (5.02%) C# Developer
12 95 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
13 94 (4.54%) Architect
14 88 (4.25%) DBA
15 74 (3.57%) Consultant
16 73 (3.52%) SQL DBA
17 63 (3.04%) IT Support Engineer
18 61 (2.94%) Service Analyst
19 60 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
20 57 (2.75%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (17.66%) .NET
2 210 (10.14%) Web Services
3 201 (9.70%) ASP.NET
4 196 (9.46%) HTML
5 169 (8.16%) CSS
6 168 (8.11%) XML
7 146 (7.05%) WCF
8 143 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 124 (5.98%) WPF
10 106 (5.12%) WinForms
11 100 (4.83%) jQuery
12 88 (4.25%) SOAP
13 84 (4.05%) LINQ
14 81 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 73 (3.52%) REST
16 68 (3.28%) Entity Framework
17 60 (2.90%) HTML5
18 58 (2.80%) Middleware
19 46 (2.22%) Ajax
20 45 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 179 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (8.01%) Data Centre
3 98 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 88 (4.25%) Replication
5 79 (3.81%) Clustering
6 67 (3.23%) Blackberry
7 61 (2.94%) Mobile App
8 53 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 51 (2.46%) Client/Server
10 42 (2.03%) Statistics
10 42 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
11 40 (1.93%) N-Tier
12 39 (1.88%) iPhone
13 31 (1.50%) User Experience
14 29 (1.40%) Mainframe
15 28 (1.35%) Thin Client
15 28 (1.35%) Fat Client
15 28 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (1.35%) FlexPod
16 25 (1.21%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 416 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 332 (16.02%) Windows 7
3 321 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 314 (15.15%) Linux
5 203 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 199 (9.60%) UNIX
7 163 (7.87%) Windows XP
8 160 (7.72%) Windows 8
9 132 (6.37%) Android
10 105 (5.07%) Apple iOS
11 72 (3.47%) AIX
12 62 (2.99%) Solaris
13 57 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
14 41 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 38 (1.83%) Windows Vista
15 38 (1.83%) Windows Phone
16 36 (1.74%) SUSE
17 34 (1.64%) Mac OS X
18 32 (1.54%) HPUX
19 24 (1.16%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (15.69%) ITIL
3 177 (8.54%) TDD
4 142 (6.85%) MVC
5 132 (6.37%) Scrum
6 127 (6.13%) Mentoring
7 125 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
8 123 (5.94%) Migration
9 119 (5.74%) Software Engineering
10 112 (5.41%) SDLC
11 109 (5.26%) Project Management
12 98 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 96 (4.63%) OO
14 83 (4.01%) Incident Management
15 78 (3.76%) Service Delivery
16 77 (3.72%) Business Continuity
17 74 (3.57%) Service Management
18 72 (3.47%) UML
19 70 (3.38%) MVVM
20 69 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 548 (26.45%) SQL
2 346 (16.70%) C#
3 173 (8.35%) JavaScript
4 137 (6.61%) Java
5 121 (5.84%) PowerShell
6 119 (5.74%) T-SQL
7 114 (5.50%) C++
8 89 (4.30%) VB
9 69 (3.33%) VB.NET
10 65 (3.14%) C
11 58 (2.80%) PHP
12 52 (2.51%) VBA
13 36 (1.74%) VBScript
14 35 (1.69%) Perl
15 25 (1.21%) Python
16 20 (0.97%) Objective-C
17 18 (0.87%) VB6
17 18 (0.87%) Ruby
18 16 (0.77%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 261 (12.60%) Degree
3 176 (8.49%) MCSE
4 134 (6.47%) MCITP
5 115 (5.55%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (5.12%) MCP
7 98 (4.73%) MCSA
7 98 (4.73%) CCNA
8 79 (3.81%) Security Cleared
9 72 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 68 (3.28%) MCTS
11 48 (2.32%) ISEB
12 45 (2.17%) SC Cleared
13 43 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
14 39 (1.88%) CCA
15 37 (1.79%) CCNP
16 26 (1.25%) MCDST
17 22 (1.06%) ISTQB
18 19 (0.92%) HND
18 19 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (7.00%) SLA
2 87 (4.20%) QA
3 43 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.24%) WAI
7 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.097%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.048%) GAMP
9 1 (0.048%) GMP
9 1 (0.048%) GLP
9 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 628 (30.31%) Active Directory
2 372 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (9.85%) Hyper-V
4 88 (4.25%) XenApp
5 84 (4.05%) XenDesktop
6 71 (3.43%) vSphere
7 48 (2.32%) VMware ESX
8 46 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (1.74%) XenServer
10 30 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (1.21%) KVM
12 21 (1.01%) Terminal Services
13 18 (0.87%) Terminal Server
14 14 (0.68%) vCloud
14 14 (0.68%) VMware Server
14 14 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.29%) Firmware
15 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.24%) SRDF
17 4 (0.19%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 118 (5.69%) SCCM
2 37 (1.79%) SCOM
3 31 (1.50%) Tivoli
4 29 (1.40%) Backup Exec
5 28 (1.35%) WSUS
6 24 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 14 (0.68%) Puppet
9 13 (0.63%) Data Guard
10 12 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.43%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.39%) Nagios
14 7 (0.34%) cPanel
15 6 (0.29%) XenMobile
15 6 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (0.29%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.29%) ARCserve
15 6 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 874 (42.18%) Microsoft
2 644 (31.08%) VMware
3 353 (17.04%) Citrix
4 313 (15.11%) Cisco
5 199 (9.60%) HP
6 182 (8.78%) Oracle
7 118 (5.69%) NetApp
8 79 (3.81%) IBM
9 73 (3.52%) EMC
9 73 (3.52%) Juniper
10 67 (3.23%) Dell
11 65 (3.14%) Symantec
12 62 (2.99%) Red Hat
13 61 (2.94%) Apple
14 51 (2.46%) AppSense
15 34 (1.64%) CheckPoint
16 31 (1.50%) McAfee
17 28 (1.35%) Brocade
18 26 (1.25%) SAP
19 24 (1.16%) BMC
Altrincham, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus flexible benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £30k DOE + Extensive benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Microsoft Training provided
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £17000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 + car, bonus, fuel card
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 65k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Professional Computer Services Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: From £31,072 to £40,964 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday