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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / North West
Rank 14 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 795 1004 1250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.56% 17.97% 18.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.87% 70.41% 68.05%
Number of salaries quoted 666 833 1078
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £21,625
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
1285 1426 1837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.92% 25.52% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1062 1162 1609
Median salary £35,000 £36,018 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.82% +2.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -6 471 £35,000 -6.66% 94
Cheshire -7 139 £29,000 -4.91% 25
Merseyside -4 120 £45,000 +24.93% 16
Lancashire -8 55 £31,500 -3.07% 6
Cumbria 0 4 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 791 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 659 (38.81%) Windows Server
3 599 (35.28%) Active Directory
4 500 (29.45%) SQL Server
5 480 (28.27%) VMware
6 379 (22.32%) ITIL
7 364 (21.44%) SQL
8 349 (20.55%) Linux
9 336 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
10 327 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 311 (18.32%) .NET
12 305 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 303 (17.84%) MS Excel
14 300 (17.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 294 (17.31%) C#
16 272 (16.02%) Windows 7
17 252 (14.84%) MS Exchange
18 245 (14.43%) Finance
19 241 (14.19%) MS Office
20 233 (13.72%) Hyper-V
21 232 (13.66%) Citrix
22 220 (12.96%) PowerShell
23 212 (12.49%) Cisco
24 207 (12.19%) DNS
25 199 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
26 184 (10.84%) Office 365
27 182 (10.72%) Firewall
28 176 (10.37%) Scrum
29 166 (9.78%) ASP.NET
30 164 (9.66%) DHCP

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
1 252 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 126 (7.42%) IIS
3 125 (7.36%) SharePoint
4 98 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 90 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (3.42%) Apache
7 51 (3.00%) Tomcat
8 39 (2.30%) JBoss
9 34 (2.00%) WebLogic
10 32 (1.88%) Skype for Business
11 29 (1.71%) WebSphere
12 24 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 24 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (1.30%) OpenStack
14 17 (1.00%) CloudStack
15 15 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.77%) NServiceBus
17 9 (0.53%) Confluence
18 7 (0.41%) Drupal
19 6 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 303 (17.84%) MS Excel
2 241 (14.19%) MS Office
3 29 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.30%) Acrobat
4 22 (1.30%) Camtasia
4 22 (1.30%) Snagit
5 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.41%) Magento
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.29%) Line 50
3 5 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.29%) Sage X3
3 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.18%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.12%) BPCS
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.059%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 184 (10.84%) Office 365
2 149 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (2.00%) IaaS
5 33 (1.94%) PaaS
6 29 (1.71%) SaaS
7 27 (1.59%) Amazon S3
8 18 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.35%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.29%) G Suite
11 5 (0.29%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.29%) Sage Pay
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.24%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.24%) GitHub
12 4 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 207 (12.19%) DNS
2 182 (10.72%) Firewall
3 164 (9.66%) DHCP
4 121 (7.13%) WAN
5 113 (6.65%) LAN
6 104 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 104 (6.12%) VPN
7 93 (5.48%) SAN
8 86 (5.06%) Internet
9 63 (3.71%) VoIP
10 48 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
11 46 (2.71%) VLAN
12 43 (2.53%) HTTP
13 40 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (1.77%) Wireless
15 27 (1.59%) Network Security
16 25 (1.47%) Skype
17 22 (1.30%) MPLS
18 17 (1.00%) IPsec
19 16 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (29.45%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 76 (4.48%) MySQL
4 58 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (2.77%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.30%) RDBMS
8 34 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (1.65%) MongoDB
10 24 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (0.53%) DTS
18 8 (0.47%) Informix
18 8 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 89 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 85 (5.01%) NUnit
3 83 (4.89%) MSTest
4 76 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 70 (4.12%) Moq
6 68 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 64 (3.77%) JIRA
8 54 (3.18%) Selenium
9 52 (3.06%) Jenkins
10 49 (2.89%) Git (software)
11 34 (2.00%) Ant
12 30 (1.77%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.35%) JUnit
14 21 (1.24%) HP UFT
15 19 (1.12%) Subversion
16 17 (1.00%) Cucumber
16 17 (1.00%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.77%) FxCop
17 13 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (0.77%) StyleCop
General
1 245 (14.43%) Finance
2 79 (4.65%) Marketing
3 66 (3.89%) Banking
4 52 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 33 (1.94%) Retail
6 27 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.47%) German Language
8 24 (1.41%) French Language
8 24 (1.41%) Games
8 24 (1.41%) Legal
9 18 (1.06%) Law
10 17 (1.00%) Advertising
11 10 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.53%) Back Office
13 7 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.29%) Automotive
14 5 (0.29%) Electronics
15 4 (0.24%) Billing
16 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 313 (18.43%) Developer
2 242 (14.25%) Analyst
3 226 (13.31%) Support Engineer
4 183 (10.78%) .NET Developer
5 166 (9.78%) IT Support
6 145 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 124 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 113 (6.65%) C# Developer
9 108 (6.36%) Support Analyst
10 106 (6.24%) IT Engineer
11 105 (6.18%) C# .NET Developer
12 93 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
13 82 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
14 76 (4.48%) Administrator
15 73 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
16 71 (4.18%) Applications Support
17 70 (4.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 70 (4.12%) Server Engineer
18 68 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
19 67 (3.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (18.32%) .NET
2 166 (9.78%) ASP.NET
3 152 (8.95%) Web Services
4 137 (8.07%) HTML
5 108 (6.36%) CSS
6 86 (5.06%) WinForms
6 86 (5.06%) XML
7 79 (4.65%) jQuery
8 78 (4.59%) WPF
9 77 (4.53%) Castle Windsor
10 74 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (4.24%) WCF
12 70 (4.12%) .NET Framework
13 65 (3.83%) Ninject
14 64 (3.77%) Spring.NET
14 64 (3.77%) Unity DI Container
15 52 (3.06%) SOAP
16 50 (2.94%) RESTful
17 46 (2.71%) HTML5
18 40 (2.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.07%) iPad
2 115 (6.77%) Data Centre
3 104 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
5 64 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
6 60 (3.53%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.12%) N-Tier
8 33 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 33 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.88%) User Experience
10 31 (1.83%) Driving Licence
10 31 (1.83%) Private Cloud
11 30 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.35%) Clustering
13 22 (1.30%) Public Cloud
14 21 (1.24%) CMDB
15 20 (1.18%) Fat Client
15 20 (1.18%) Thin Client
16 18 (1.06%) Blackberry
17 16 (0.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 659 (38.81%) Windows Server
2 349 (20.55%) Linux
3 327 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 305 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 272 (16.02%) Windows 7
6 119 (7.01%) Unix
7 117 (6.89%) Windows 10
8 105 (6.18%) Windows 8
9 92 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 59 (3.47%) Android
11 58 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 57 (3.36%) Apple iOS
13 51 (3.00%) Mac OS X
14 44 (2.59%) Windows XP
15 39 (2.30%) CentOS
16 34 (2.00%) HPUX
17 15 (0.88%) AIX
18 12 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 12 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (22.32%) ITIL
2 336 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (10.37%) Scrum
4 136 (8.01%) TDD
5 133 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
6 105 (6.18%) MVC
7 103 (6.07%) DevOps
8 102 (6.01%) Service Management
9 101 (5.95%) Mentoring
10 83 (4.89%) Kanban
11 82 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 80 (4.71%) Service Delivery
13 78 (4.59%) Dependency Injection
14 72 (4.24%) MVVM
15 71 (4.18%) Configuration Management
16 70 (4.12%) Web Development
17 69 (4.06%) Software Engineering
18 63 (3.71%) SDLC
19 61 (3.59%) Project Management
20 60 (3.53%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 364 (21.44%) SQL
2 294 (17.31%) C#
3 220 (12.96%) PowerShell
4 129 (7.60%) JavaScript
5 101 (5.95%) Java
6 99 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 84 (4.95%) Python
8 81 (4.77%) VB
9 79 (4.65%) C++
10 51 (3.00%) Shell Script
11 48 (2.83%) Ruby
12 39 (2.30%) Bash Shell
13 33 (1.94%) PHP
14 31 (1.83%) VBScript
15 29 (1.71%) Perl
16 28 (1.65%) C
17 24 (1.41%) T-SQL
18 16 (0.94%) VB6
19 13 (0.77%) Apple Swift
20 9 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 199 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (7.54%) MCSE
3 124 (7.30%) Degree
4 80 (4.71%) MCSA
5 73 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (3.71%) MCITP
7 56 (3.30%) CCNA
7 56 (3.30%) MCP
8 50 (2.94%) ISEB
9 48 (2.83%) Security Cleared
10 38 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (1.71%) MOS
11 29 (1.71%) SC Cleared
12 25 (1.47%) CCNP
13 24 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.94%) PMI Certification
15 13 (0.77%) DBS Check
16 12 (0.71%) MCTS
17 11 (0.65%) CISSP
17 11 (0.65%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.89%) SLA
2 71 (4.18%) QA
3 24 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.24%) WAI
5 11 (0.65%) HL7
6 9 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.41%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.059%) GCP
10 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 599 (35.28%) Active Directory
2 300 (17.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (13.72%) Hyper-V
4 78 (4.59%) vSphere
5 55 (3.24%) XenApp
6 27 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
6 27 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (1.12%) Terminal Services
8 19 (1.12%) Xen
9 18 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.06%) VMware Server
9 18 (1.06%) XenServer
10 16 (0.94%) vCloud
10 16 (0.94%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (0.47%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.35%) Docker
14 6 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 103 (6.07%) SCCM
2 73 (4.30%) Puppet
3 64 (3.77%) SCOM
4 61 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (2.47%) SCOrch
6 24 (1.41%) Ansible
7 23 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (1.30%) AirWatch
8 22 (1.30%) Backup Exec
9 21 (1.24%) WSUS
10 19 (1.12%) HP SIM
11 16 (0.94%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.94%) Tivoli
12 15 (0.88%) Nagios
12 15 (0.88%) SCVMM
13 13 (0.77%) Cobbler
13 13 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 12 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
15 11 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 791 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 480 (28.27%) VMware
3 232 (13.66%) Citrix
4 212 (12.49%) Cisco
5 100 (5.89%) HP
5 100 (5.89%) Oracle
6 44 (2.59%) Red Hat
7 37 (2.18%) Intel Security
8 35 (2.06%) NetApp
9 32 (1.88%) Apple
10 30 (1.77%) Adobe
11 29 (1.71%) Dell
11 29 (1.71%) Veeam
12 28 (1.65%) Symantec
13 27 (1.59%) IBM
13 27 (1.59%) iManage
14 26 (1.53%) EMC
15 24 (1.41%) SAP
16 21 (1.24%) SonicWALL
17 19 (1.12%) Sage
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Oscar
Posted: 2 days ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + training, vendor certification
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCI Com
Posted: 2 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + bonus + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Acorn Insurance
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Randstad Technologies
Salary: competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £18001 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCI Com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Cumbria
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £200 - £240 per annum
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Runcorn, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
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