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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1341 1115 1160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.20% 16.42% 14.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.95% 64.23% 59.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1157 950 1056
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
1945 1736 1964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.40% 25.56% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1690 1501 1779
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £50,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +2 731 £35,000 +7.69% 94
Cheshire +3 427 £40,000 +6.66% 46
Lancashire -5 75 £30,750 -6.81% 9
Merseyside -2 73 £27,500 -31.25% 12
Cumbria +2 18 £34,000 +17.24% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 940 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 683 (27.65%) Active Directory
3 623 (25.22%) SQL Server
4 622 (25.18%) VMware
5 608 (24.62%) SQL
6 591 (23.93%) .NET
7 554 (22.43%) Finance
8 516 (20.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 504 (20.40%) C#
10 453 (18.34%) Linux
11 446 (18.06%) MS Excel
12 417 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
13 395 (15.99%) ITIL
14 390 (15.79%) Citrix
15 386 (15.63%) MS Exchange
16 383 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 380 (15.38%) ASP.NET
18 353 (14.29%) HTML
19 323 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
20 322 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
21 312 (12.63%) Windows 7
21 312 (12.63%) JavaScript
22 302 (12.23%) UNIX
23 292 (11.82%) MS Office
24 289 (11.70%) TCP/IP
25 284 (11.50%) Hyper-V
26 283 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
26 283 (11.46%) Cisco
27 274 (11.09%) SAN
28 270 (10.93%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 386 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 241 (9.76%) IIS
3 183 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 146 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 120 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 96 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 66 (2.67%) WebSphere
8 57 (2.31%) Lync
9 47 (1.90%) Apache
10 45 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 44 (1.78%) WebLogic
12 43 (1.74%) Tomcat
13 36 (1.46%) NServiceBus
14 33 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
15 30 (1.21%) IBM Notes
16 28 (1.13%) CMS
17 25 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
18 24 (0.97%) Umbraco
19 21 (0.85%) Node.js
20 15 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 446 (18.06%) MS Excel
2 292 (11.82%) MS Office
3 27 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
7 9 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.32%) InDesign
9 5 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.16%) MS Project
11 2 (0.081%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.040%) Revit
12 1 (0.040%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.040%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.12%) Sage 1000
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.12%) Magento
4 3 (0.12%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.081%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.081%) Line 100
6 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.040%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.040%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.040%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.040%) Exstream
6 1 (0.040%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.040%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 126 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (4.01%) Office 365
3 18 (0.73%) SaaS
4 13 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.28%) GitHub
8 5 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.20%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.12%) IaaS
11 2 (0.081%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.081%) PaaS
11 2 (0.081%) Route 53
12 1 (0.040%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.040%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 289 (11.70%) TCP/IP
2 274 (11.09%) SAN
3 258 (10.45%) DNS
4 230 (9.31%) Firewall
5 226 (9.15%) WAN
6 221 (8.95%) LAN
7 181 (7.33%) DHCP
8 145 (5.87%) Internet
9 142 (5.75%) VPN
10 99 (4.01%) NAS
11 66 (2.67%) VoIP
12 61 (2.47%) Wireless
13 57 (2.31%) HTTP
14 51 (2.06%) Network Security
15 48 (1.94%) VLAN
16 45 (1.82%) SMTP
17 41 (1.66%) iSCSI
18 33 (1.34%) SSL
19 23 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 623 (25.22%) SQL Server
2 148 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 107 (4.33%) MySQL
5 65 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 64 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 53 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 50 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 45 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
11 37 (1.50%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.42%) DB2
13 32 (1.30%) Big Data
14 21 (0.85%) DTS
14 21 (0.85%) NoSQL
15 20 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (0.77%) MongoDB
17 17 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 15 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 142 (5.75%) Visual Studio
2 105 (4.25%) NUnit
3 87 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 72 (2.91%) Selenium
5 70 (2.83%) MSTest
6 60 (2.43%) Moq
7 54 (2.19%) Rhino Mocks
8 50 (2.02%) Git (software)
9 49 (1.98%) Subversion
10 42 (1.70%) QuickTest Pro
11 40 (1.62%) JIRA
12 30 (1.21%) JUnit
13 29 (1.17%) Eclipse
14 24 (0.97%) Maven
14 24 (0.97%) SpecFlow
15 17 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 16 (0.65%) Jenkins
16 16 (0.65%) Cucumber
16 16 (0.65%) LoadRunner
17 13 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 554 (22.43%) Finance
2 91 (3.68%) Retail
3 63 (2.55%) Law
4 59 (2.39%) Marketing
5 53 (2.15%) Banking
6 48 (1.94%) Legal
7 38 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 33 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.09%) Back Office
11 23 (0.93%) Games
12 13 (0.53%) Advertising
13 12 (0.49%) German Language
14 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.24%) Billing
17 5 (0.20%) Automotive
17 5 (0.20%) Electronics
17 5 (0.20%) Publishing
17 5 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 556 (22.51%) Developer
2 403 (16.32%) Analyst
3 249 (10.08%) .NET Developer
4 217 (8.79%) Support Engineer
5 136 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 132 (5.34%) Support Analyst
7 126 (5.10%) C# Developer
8 106 (4.29%) IT Support
9 99 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 96 (3.89%) Team Leader
11 94 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 94 (3.81%) Architect
12 90 (3.64%) Software Developer
12 90 (3.64%) Consultant
13 85 (3.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 81 (3.28%) Tester
14 81 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 78 (3.16%) Service Analyst
16 66 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
17 65 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 591 (23.93%) .NET
2 380 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 353 (14.29%) HTML
4 270 (10.93%) CSS
5 257 (10.40%) Web Services
6 172 (6.96%) .NET Framework
7 170 (6.88%) jQuery
8 150 (6.07%) XML
9 144 (5.83%) WCF
9 144 (5.83%) HTML5
10 124 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 122 (4.94%) WinForms
12 96 (3.89%) Middleware
13 93 (3.77%) LINQ
14 89 (3.60%) WPF
15 80 (3.24%) SOAP
16 78 (3.16%) Castle Windsor
17 74 (3.00%) CSS3
18 65 (2.63%) XSLT
18 65 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 165 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
3 95 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 88 (3.56%) Clustering
5 79 (3.20%) User Experience
6 78 (3.16%) Mobile App
7 70 (2.83%) Blackberry
8 68 (2.75%) Management Information System
9 54 (2.19%) Inversion of Control
10 53 (2.15%) Mainframe
11 48 (1.94%) Replication
12 34 (1.38%) Tandem
12 34 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
13 21 (0.85%) Statistics
14 19 (0.77%) Social Network
14 19 (0.77%) iPhone
14 19 (0.77%) FlexPod
15 18 (0.73%) Fat Client
15 18 (0.73%) N-Tier
15 18 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 516 (20.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 453 (18.34%) Linux
3 323 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 322 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 312 (12.63%) Windows 7
6 302 (12.23%) UNIX
7 212 (8.58%) Windows XP
8 155 (6.28%) Android
9 141 (5.71%) Windows 8
10 128 (5.18%) Apple iOS
11 64 (2.59%) Windows Phone
11 64 (2.59%) AIX
12 57 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 53 (2.15%) Solaris
14 40 (1.62%) Windows 2000
15 38 (1.54%) Windows Vista
16 36 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
17 29 (1.17%) Mac OS X
18 26 (1.05%) VMS
19 21 (0.85%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (15.99%) ITIL
3 231 (9.35%) MVC
4 167 (6.76%) Project Management
5 164 (6.64%) OO
6 160 (6.48%) Scrum
7 156 (6.32%) Software Engineering
8 143 (5.79%) TDD
9 129 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
10 118 (4.78%) Migration
11 114 (4.62%) Mentoring
12 109 (4.41%) Problem Management
13 90 (3.64%) Change Management
14 87 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 87 (3.52%) Information Security
15 84 (3.40%) Time Management
16 79 (3.20%) Incident Management
16 79 (3.20%) Service Delivery
17 77 (3.12%) ERP
18 74 (3.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 608 (24.62%) SQL
2 504 (20.40%) C#
3 312 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 196 (7.94%) VB.NET
5 164 (6.64%) Java
6 140 (5.67%) PowerShell
7 134 (5.43%) T-SQL
8 131 (5.30%) VB
9 102 (4.13%) C++
10 60 (2.43%) C
11 52 (2.11%) Perl
12 51 (2.06%) PHP
13 36 (1.46%) VBScript
14 30 (1.21%) XPath
15 21 (0.85%) Python
16 20 (0.81%) Objective-C
17 18 (0.73%) VB6
18 16 (0.65%) VBA
19 15 (0.61%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 283 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 229 (9.27%) Degree
3 174 (7.04%) MCSE
4 131 (5.30%) MCITP
5 94 (3.81%) MCP
6 90 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 88 (3.56%) MCSA
8 79 (3.20%) Citrix Certification
9 78 (3.16%) MCTS
10 76 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
11 70 (2.83%) CCA
11 70 (2.83%) SC Cleared
12 69 (2.79%) CCNA
13 68 (2.75%) ISEB
14 64 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 52 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (1.74%) ISTQB
17 30 (1.21%) CISSP
18 18 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 16 (0.65%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (5.06%) QA
2 116 (4.70%) SLA
3 43 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 11 (0.45%) WAI
5 11 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.081%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.081%) BS7799
System Software
1 683 (27.65%) Active Directory
2 383 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 284 (11.50%) Hyper-V
4 116 (4.70%) XenApp
5 92 (3.72%) vSphere
6 68 (2.75%) XenDesktop
7 62 (2.51%) VMware ESX
8 40 (1.62%) Terminal Services
9 37 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 28 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (0.89%) MetaFrame
13 17 (0.69%) XenServer
14 15 (0.61%) KVM
15 10 (0.40%) Xen
16 9 (0.36%) NFS
17 8 (0.32%) LiteSpeed
17 8 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
17 8 (0.32%) Firmware
18 6 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 91 (3.68%) SCCM
2 59 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 43 (1.74%) Backup Exec
4 41 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 39 (1.58%) SCOM
6 34 (1.38%) WSUS
7 21 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 18 (0.73%) SCVMM
9 17 (0.69%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.53%) Puppet
11 12 (0.49%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.45%) WMI
13 8 (0.32%) HP SIM
13 8 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
14 7 (0.28%) Nagios
14 7 (0.28%) SCDPM
15 6 (0.24%) Ansible
15 6 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.24%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 940 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 622 (25.18%) VMware
3 390 (15.79%) Citrix
4 283 (11.46%) Cisco
5 201 (8.14%) Oracle
6 189 (7.65%) HP
7 114 (4.62%) Symantec
8 98 (3.97%) NetApp
9 91 (3.68%) Dell
10 86 (3.48%) IBM
11 81 (3.28%) EMC
12 68 (2.75%) Red Hat
13 65 (2.63%) CheckPoint
14 53 (2.15%) Apple
15 52 (2.11%) Juniper
16 36 (1.46%) McAfee
17 33 (1.34%) Sophos
17 33 (1.34%) SAP
18 32 (1.30%) Lotus
19 28 (1.13%) Avaya
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