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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / North West
Rank 16 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 701 955 1213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.80% 16.85% 17.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.60% 69.61% 68.07%
Number of salaries quoted 587 801 1030
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,983 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%

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
1217 1372 1782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.49% 24.21% 25.50%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1124 1550
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -8 450 £35,500 -5.33% 77
Cheshire -8 122 £32,500 +8.33% 26
Merseyside -5 83 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Lancashire -13 37 £31,500 -3.07% 8
Cumbria -1 1 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 778 (46.28%) Microsoft
2 645 (38.37%) Windows Server
3 593 (35.28%) Active Directory
4 506 (30.10%) SQL Server
5 479 (28.49%) VMware
6 377 (22.43%) ITIL
7 361 (21.48%) Linux
7 361 (21.48%) SQL
8 319 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
9 308 (18.32%) .NET
10 306 (18.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 303 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 300 (17.85%) MS Excel
13 289 (17.19%) C#
14 284 (16.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 279 (16.60%) Windows 7
16 241 (14.34%) MS Exchange
17 238 (14.16%) Finance
18 235 (13.98%) MS Office
19 234 (13.92%) Hyper-V
20 219 (13.03%) Citrix
21 210 (12.49%) PowerShell
22 196 (11.66%) Office 365
23 195 (11.60%) Cisco
24 189 (11.24%) DNS
25 180 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
26 178 (10.59%) Firewall
27 167 (9.93%) ASP.NET
28 166 (9.88%) Scrum
29 150 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 241 (14.34%) MS Exchange
2 129 (7.67%) SharePoint
3 119 (7.08%) IIS
4 91 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 53 (3.15%) Tomcat
7 47 (2.80%) Apache
8 42 (2.50%) JBoss
9 41 (2.44%) Skype for Business
10 30 (1.78%) WebLogic
11 24 (1.43%) WebSphere
12 22 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 20 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 19 (1.13%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.83%) CloudStack
15 14 (0.83%) NServiceBus
16 12 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.59%) Confluence
18 7 (0.42%) CMS
18 7 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 300 (17.85%) MS Excel
2 235 (13.98%) MS Office
3 26 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.19%) Acrobat
4 20 (1.19%) Camtasia
4 20 (1.19%) Snagit
5 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (0.54%) SAP ERP
2 8 (0.48%) Magento
3 5 (0.30%) Line 50
3 5 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.30%) Sage X3
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.059%) BPCS
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.059%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 196 (11.66%) Office 365
2 150 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.08%) IaaS
4 35 (2.08%) PaaS
5 29 (1.73%) Amazon S3
5 29 (1.73%) SaaS
6 18 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.36%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.30%) G Suite
9 5 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.30%) Sage Pay
10 4 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.24%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.24%) GitHub
10 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 189 (11.24%) DNS
2 178 (10.59%) Firewall
3 147 (8.74%) DHCP
4 128 (7.61%) WAN
5 120 (7.14%) LAN
6 106 (6.31%) TCP/IP
7 97 (5.77%) VPN
8 83 (4.94%) SAN
9 80 (4.76%) Internet
10 74 (4.40%) VoIP
11 44 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
12 43 (2.56%) VLAN
13 41 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
14 37 (2.20%) HTTP
15 33 (1.96%) Skype
16 24 (1.43%) Network Security
16 24 (1.43%) WLAN
17 23 (1.37%) Wireless
18 19 (1.13%) MPLS
19 16 (0.95%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 67 (3.99%) MySQL
4 61 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 47 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 47 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (2.26%) RDBMS
7 34 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (1.61%) Oracle Database
9 26 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (1.25%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.42%) NoSQL
17 6 (0.36%) DTS
17 6 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 86 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 79 (4.70%) NUnit
3 73 (4.34%) MSTest
4 72 (4.28%) Visual Studio
5 67 (3.99%) Moq
6 65 (3.87%) Rhino Mocks
7 55 (3.27%) JIRA
8 51 (3.03%) Selenium
9 49 (2.91%) Git (software)
10 46 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 29 (1.73%) SpecFlow
12 28 (1.67%) Ant
13 21 (1.25%) JUnit
14 17 (1.01%) Cucumber
15 16 (0.95%) HP UFT
16 14 (0.83%) FxCop
16 14 (0.83%) StyleCop
16 14 (0.83%) Subversion
17 13 (0.77%) Eclipse
18 12 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 238 (14.16%) Finance
2 76 (4.52%) Marketing
3 73 (4.34%) Banking
4 53 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.67%) Retail
7 27 (1.61%) German Language
7 27 (1.61%) Legal
8 23 (1.37%) Advertising
9 22 (1.31%) French Language
10 21 (1.25%) Games
11 19 (1.13%) Law
12 11 (0.65%) Back Office
12 11 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.54%) Electronics
14 8 (0.48%) Automotive
14 8 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 299 (17.79%) Developer
2 249 (14.81%) Analyst
3 212 (12.61%) Support Engineer
4 179 (10.65%) .NET Developer
5 162 (9.64%) IT Support
6 148 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 114 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 113 (6.72%) Support Analyst
9 105 (6.25%) C# Developer
10 100 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
11 97 (5.77%) IT Engineer
12 95 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
13 75 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
13 75 (4.46%) IT Support Engineer
14 73 (4.34%) ASP.NET Developer
15 69 (4.10%) Administrator
16 67 (3.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 64 (3.81%) Server Engineer
18 60 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 60 (3.57%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (18.32%) .NET
2 167 (9.93%) ASP.NET
3 142 (8.45%) Web Services
4 134 (7.97%) HTML
5 109 (6.48%) CSS
6 87 (5.18%) XML
7 82 (4.88%) WinForms
8 80 (4.76%) jQuery
9 76 (4.52%) WPF
10 73 (4.34%) .NET Framework
11 72 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (4.28%) Castle Windsor
12 71 (4.22%) WCF
13 60 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
14 59 (3.51%) Ninject
15 58 (3.45%) Spring.NET
16 49 (2.91%) HTML5
17 48 (2.86%) RESTful
18 44 (2.62%) AngularJS
18 44 (2.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 112 (6.66%) iPad
3 93 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.69%) Computer Science
4 62 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
6 37 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 35 (2.08%) User Experience
8 34 (2.02%) Private Cloud
9 33 (1.96%) Clustering
10 32 (1.90%) N-Tier
11 31 (1.84%) Driving Licence
12 30 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (1.55%) Mobile App
14 24 (1.43%) Public Cloud
15 22 (1.31%) CMDB
16 18 (1.07%) Fat Client
16 18 (1.07%) iPhone
16 18 (1.07%) Thin Client
17 17 (1.01%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 645 (38.37%) Windows Server
2 361 (21.48%) Linux
3 306 (18.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 284 (16.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 279 (16.60%) Windows 7
6 123 (7.32%) Unix
7 113 (6.72%) Windows 10
8 101 (6.01%) Windows 8
9 78 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 60 (3.57%) Android
11 55 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 54 (3.21%) Apple iOS
13 46 (2.74%) Windows XP
14 45 (2.68%) Mac OS X
15 35 (2.08%) CentOS
15 35 (2.08%) HPUX
16 26 (1.55%) AIX
17 17 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 10 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (22.43%) ITIL
2 319 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (9.88%) Scrum
4 126 (7.50%) TDD
5 123 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (6.54%) Service Management
7 105 (6.25%) MVC
8 104 (6.19%) DevOps
9 94 (5.59%) Mentoring
10 79 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 79 (4.70%) Kanban
10 79 (4.70%) Web Development
11 77 (4.58%) Software Engineering
12 75 (4.46%) Dependency Injection
13 71 (4.22%) MVVM
14 69 (4.10%) Configuration Management
14 69 (4.10%) Service Delivery
15 60 (3.57%) OO
16 56 (3.33%) SDLC
17 54 (3.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 361 (21.48%) SQL
2 289 (17.19%) C#
3 210 (12.49%) PowerShell
4 132 (7.85%) JavaScript
5 102 (6.07%) Java
6 92 (5.47%) VB.NET
7 88 (5.23%) C++
8 83 (4.94%) Python
9 72 (4.28%) VB
10 49 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 46 (2.74%) Ruby
12 36 (2.14%) PHP
13 35 (2.08%) Bash Shell
14 34 (2.02%) C
15 30 (1.78%) Perl
16 29 (1.73%) VBScript
17 21 (1.25%) T-SQL
18 17 (1.01%) VB6
19 9 (0.54%) PL/SQL
20 6 (0.36%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 180 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (7.67%) Degree
3 119 (7.08%) MCSE
4 74 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (3.87%) Security Cleared
6 61 (3.63%) MCSA
7 57 (3.39%) MCITP
8 56 (3.33%) MCP
9 54 (3.21%) CCNA
10 44 (2.62%) SC Cleared
10 44 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (2.44%) ISEB
12 31 (1.84%) CCNP
12 31 (1.84%) MOS
13 26 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.95%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.83%) DBS Check
15 14 (0.83%) MCTS
16 10 (0.59%) CCSE
16 10 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.89%) SLA
2 64 (3.81%) QA
3 20 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.13%) WAI
5 10 (0.59%) HL7
5 10 (0.59%) ISO 9000
6 9 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.059%) BS25999
10 1 (0.059%) COBIT
10 1 (0.059%) COSO
10 1 (0.059%) GCP
System Software
1 593 (35.28%) Active Directory
2 303 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 234 (13.92%) Hyper-V
4 78 (4.64%) vSphere
5 44 (2.62%) XenApp
6 28 (1.67%) XenDesktop
7 25 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (1.13%) Terminal Services
9 19 (1.13%) VMware ESX
10 17 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (1.01%) vCloud
10 17 (1.01%) VMware Server
11 16 (0.95%) Xen
12 14 (0.83%) XenServer
13 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.65%) Docker
15 10 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.48%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 97 (5.77%) SCCM
2 70 (4.16%) Puppet
3 61 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (3.15%) SCOM
5 44 (2.62%) SCOrch
6 33 (1.96%) Ansible
7 19 (1.13%) Backup Exec
7 19 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (1.07%) AirWatch
9 17 (1.01%) WSUS
10 16 (0.95%) NetBackup
10 16 (0.95%) SCVMM
11 15 (0.89%) HP SIM
11 15 (0.89%) Nagios
12 13 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.71%) Ganglia
13 12 (0.71%) Netcool
13 12 (0.71%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (0.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 778 (46.28%) Microsoft
2 479 (28.49%) VMware
3 219 (13.03%) Citrix
4 195 (11.60%) Cisco
5 104 (6.19%) HP
6 103 (6.13%) Oracle
7 47 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 42 (2.50%) NetApp
9 36 (2.14%) Intel Security
10 30 (1.78%) Veeam
11 28 (1.67%) Adobe
12 27 (1.61%) SAP
13 26 (1.55%) Apple
13 26 (1.55%) Dell
13 26 (1.55%) EMC
14 24 (1.43%) IBM
14 24 (1.43%) iManage
14 24 (1.43%) Symantec
15 21 (1.25%) CheckPoint
15 21 (1.25%) SonicWALL
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Merseyside
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 34k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Carlisle, Cumbria
Logic Business Systems
Salary: From £19,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum ***APPLY NOW***
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
2i Resourcing
Salary: Unspecified Competitive base salary + benefits & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 27k per year + Car + Phone + Laptop
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £19k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £24k plus car and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £16000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago