The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1140 1112 1352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.93% 15.36% 18.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.40% 60.21% 66.86%
Number of salaries quoted 942 930 1188
Average salary £33,027 £34,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.86% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1743 1847 2022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.35% 25.51% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1597 1742
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
Windows
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 0 673 £33,500 -4.28% 84
Cheshire -3 304 £33,852 +12.84% 42
Merseyside +10 94 £35,000 -4.10% 19
Lancashire -8 48 £28,750 -4.16% 10
Cumbria 0 6 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 878 (39.28%) Microsoft
2 692 (30.96%) SQL
3 668 (29.89%) SQL Server
4 593 (26.53%) Active Directory
5 572 (25.59%) .NET
6 541 (24.21%) VMware
7 498 (22.28%) C#
8 479 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 431 (19.28%) MS Excel
10 405 (18.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 394 (17.63%) Linux
12 374 (16.73%) Finance
13 369 (16.51%) ITIL
14 358 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 355 (15.88%) Citrix
16 352 (15.75%) MS Exchange
17 334 (14.94%) ASP.NET
18 330 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
19 306 (13.69%) Windows 7
20 300 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
21 291 (13.02%) HTML
22 267 (11.95%) JavaScript
23 262 (11.72%) Hyper-V
24 242 (10.83%) TCP/IP
25 241 (10.78%) MS Office
26 234 (10.47%) UNIX
27 222 (9.93%) Cisco
28 221 (9.89%) Degree
29 218 (9.75%) SAN
30 216 (9.66%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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
1 352 (15.75%) MS Exchange
2 161 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 158 (7.07%) IIS
4 124 (5.55%) SharePoint
5 115 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 80 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 78 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 43 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 43 (1.92%) Tomcat
8 43 (1.92%) Lync
9 35 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 35 (1.57%) Apache
10 23 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.67%) Confluence
14 14 (0.63%) Liferay
14 14 (0.63%) CMS
15 13 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 431 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 241 (10.78%) MS Office
3 21 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.72%) FastStats
5 13 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.40%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.31%) MS Project
9 6 (0.27%) InDesign
9 6 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.13%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.089%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.49%) Sage 1000
3 9 (0.40%) Visualfiles
3 9 (0.40%) Magento
4 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.13%) Bond Adapt
5 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.089%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.089%) BASE24
6 2 (0.089%) Line 500
6 2 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.045%) Exstream
7 1 (0.045%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.67%) Office 365
2 67 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.63%) SaaS
5 6 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.089%) Route 53
8 2 (0.089%) GitHub
9 1 (0.045%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 242 (10.83%) TCP/IP
2 218 (9.75%) SAN
3 216 (9.66%) Firewall
4 204 (9.13%) WAN
5 188 (8.41%) DNS
6 182 (8.14%) LAN
7 120 (5.37%) DHCP
8 115 (5.15%) VPN
9 100 (4.47%) Internet
10 79 (3.53%) HTTP
11 59 (2.64%) VoIP
12 50 (2.24%) NAS
13 43 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
14 42 (1.88%) VLAN
15 38 (1.70%) Network Security
16 29 (1.30%) Wireless
17 27 (1.21%) iSCSI
18 22 (0.98%) LDAP
19 21 (0.94%) IPsec
20 20 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 668 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 163 (7.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (5.28%) MySQL
4 111 (4.97%) Relational Database
5 79 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 74 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 74 (3.31%) Oracle Database
7 68 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 50 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 36 (1.61%) RDBMS
11 31 (1.39%) DB2
12 27 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
13 24 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (0.98%) MongoDB
15 19 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (0.76%) Hazelcast
17 16 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
18 15 (0.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 146 (6.53%) Visual Studio
2 88 (3.94%) NUnit
3 77 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 61 (2.73%) Selenium
4 61 (2.73%) Moq
5 60 (2.68%) MSTest
6 55 (2.46%) Rhino Mocks
7 43 (1.92%) JIRA
8 41 (1.83%) Subversion
9 37 (1.66%) Git (software)
10 33 (1.48%) Eclipse
11 28 (1.25%) Maven
12 25 (1.12%) Jenkins
13 22 (0.98%) Selenium IDE
14 18 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
14 18 (0.81%) Ant
14 18 (0.81%) JUnit
15 14 (0.63%) Mercurial
16 13 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 13 (0.58%) Hudson
General
1 374 (16.73%) Finance
2 95 (4.25%) Retail
3 84 (3.76%) Marketing
4 53 (2.37%) Banking
5 52 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.10%) Games
7 36 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.57%) Legal
9 28 (1.25%) Law
10 19 (0.85%) Advertising
11 17 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.72%) Back Office
13 9 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.36%) Greek Language
14 8 (0.36%) Polish Language
15 7 (0.31%) Billing
16 6 (0.27%) Electronics
17 5 (0.22%) Military
18 4 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 532 (23.80%) Developer
2 369 (16.51%) Analyst
3 234 (10.47%) Support Engineer
4 208 (9.31%) .NET Developer
5 170 (7.61%) Support Analyst
6 145 (6.49%) Software Developer
7 133 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 127 (5.68%) C# Developer
9 119 (5.32%) IT Support
10 107 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
11 97 (4.34%) Consultant
12 85 (3.80%) Administrator
12 85 (3.80%) Team Leader
13 83 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
14 81 (3.62%) Tester
15 75 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
16 74 (3.31%) Senior Developer
17 63 (2.82%) Applications Support
18 61 (2.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 61 (2.73%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (25.59%) .NET
2 334 (14.94%) ASP.NET
3 291 (13.02%) HTML
4 216 (9.66%) Web Services
5 177 (7.92%) WCF
6 156 (6.98%) XML
7 155 (6.94%) CSS
8 123 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 122 (5.46%) .NET Framework
10 120 (5.37%) WinForms
11 102 (4.56%) jQuery
12 97 (4.34%) WPF
13 78 (3.49%) HTML5
14 64 (2.86%) J2EE
15 62 (2.77%) Ninject
16 60 (2.68%) Castle Windsor
17 59 (2.64%) SOAP
18 56 (2.51%) Spring.NET
18 56 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 55 (2.46%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 134 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 103 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
3 67 (3.00%) Blackberry
4 61 (2.73%) Clustering
5 59 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 56 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 55 (2.46%) Inversion of Control
8 44 (1.97%) Replication
9 37 (1.66%) N-Tier
10 33 (1.48%) Thin Client
10 33 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 33 (1.48%) iPhone
11 24 (1.07%) 3D Graphics
11 24 (1.07%) Animation
12 23 (1.03%) Mainframe
13 22 (0.98%) Statistics
14 20 (0.89%) Mathematics
15 19 (0.85%) PKI
15 19 (0.85%) Open Source
16 17 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 479 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 405 (18.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 394 (17.63%) Linux
4 306 (13.69%) Windows 7
5 300 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 234 (10.47%) UNIX
7 182 (8.14%) Windows XP
8 130 (5.82%) Android
9 129 (5.77%) Windows 8
10 97 (4.34%) Apple iOS
11 62 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 53 (2.37%) Mac OS X
13 49 (2.19%) Windows Phone
14 48 (2.15%) AIX
15 46 (2.06%) Windows 2000
16 30 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
17 29 (1.30%) Solaris
18 28 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
19 22 (0.98%) Windows Phone 8
19 22 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (16.51%) ITIL
2 184 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (8.14%) Project Management
4 146 (6.53%) MVC
5 141 (6.31%) Scrum
6 139 (6.22%) Software Engineering
7 122 (5.46%) OO
8 119 (5.32%) TDD
9 104 (4.65%) Change Management
10 101 (4.52%) Problem Management
11 96 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
12 87 (3.89%) Software Testing
13 81 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
14 80 (3.58%) CRM
15 77 (3.45%) Migration
16 75 (3.36%) Service Delivery
17 73 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
18 68 (3.04%) ERP
18 68 (3.04%) Dependency Injection
18 68 (3.04%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 692 (30.96%) SQL
2 498 (22.28%) C#
3 267 (11.95%) JavaScript
4 214 (9.57%) VB.NET
5 203 (9.08%) Java
6 147 (6.58%) T-SQL
7 90 (4.03%) C++
8 84 (3.76%) VB
9 83 (3.71%) PowerShell
10 58 (2.60%) C
11 52 (2.33%) PHP
12 48 (2.15%) Perl
13 43 (1.92%) Python
14 36 (1.61%) VBScript
15 34 (1.52%) Shell Script
16 30 (1.34%) VBA
17 24 (1.07%) Ruby
18 18 (0.81%) XPath
19 17 (0.76%) Bash Shell
20 16 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 330 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 221 (9.89%) Degree
3 194 (8.68%) MCSE
4 130 (5.82%) MCP
5 125 (5.59%) MCITP
6 97 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (4.16%) CCNA
8 88 (3.94%) MCSA
9 83 (3.71%) Security Cleared
10 78 (3.49%) MCTS
11 77 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
12 54 (2.42%) SC Cleared
13 52 (2.33%) ISEB
14 51 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
14 51 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 50 (2.24%) CCA
16 23 (1.03%) ISTQB
17 20 (0.89%) MCDST
18 19 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 16 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.40%) QA
2 115 (5.15%) SLA
3 24 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.85%) WAI
5 15 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.27%) BS7799
8 6 (0.27%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.089%) GMP
10 2 (0.089%) GLP
10 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 593 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 358 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 262 (11.72%) Hyper-V
4 129 (5.77%) XenApp
5 96 (4.30%) vSphere
6 94 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 45 (2.01%) VMware ESX
8 44 (1.97%) XenServer
9 41 (1.83%) Terminal Services
10 30 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 29 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (0.94%) NFS
13 14 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.58%) MetaFrame
15 12 (0.54%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.45%) vCloud
16 10 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
16 10 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
17 9 (0.40%) Xen
17 9 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 104 (4.65%) SCCM
2 70 (3.13%) SCOM
3 35 (1.57%) Backup Exec
4 28 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
6 24 (1.07%) SCVMM
7 20 (0.89%) Tivoli
8 17 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 17 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (0.72%) HP SIM
10 13 (0.58%) Nagios
11 11 (0.49%) WSUS
12 10 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (0.45%) OpenView
13 9 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.40%) NetBackup
13 9 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (0.40%) Puppet
14 8 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 878 (39.28%) Microsoft
2 541 (24.21%) VMware
3 355 (15.88%) Citrix
4 222 (9.93%) Cisco
5 207 (9.26%) Oracle
6 179 (8.01%) HP
7 79 (3.53%) NetApp
8 78 (3.49%) Dell
9 71 (3.18%) Red Hat
10 69 (3.09%) Apple
11 67 (3.00%) Symantec
12 57 (2.55%) IBM
13 52 (2.33%) McAfee
14 36 (1.61%) EMC
15 35 (1.57%) Juniper
16 33 (1.48%) Avaya
17 30 (1.34%) AppSense
18 26 (1.16%) CheckPoint
18 26 (1.16%) Fujitsu
19 24 (1.07%) Sage
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