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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1230 1071 1101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.89% 16.21% 13.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.77% 63.56% 56.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1063 938 979
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -
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
1815 1685 1950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.39% 25.50% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1593 1457 1722
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 £52,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +2 689 £35,000 +2.94% 95
Cheshire +2 366 £37,500 - 53
Lancashire -3 65 £30,000 -4.76% 8
Merseyside +1 64 £28,500 -18.57% 19
Cumbria 0 26 £34,500 +33.98% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 957 (39.59%) Microsoft
2 687 (28.42%) Active Directory
3 656 (27.14%) SQL Server
4 618 (25.57%) .NET
5 616 (25.49%) VMware
6 606 (25.07%) SQL
7 535 (22.13%) Finance
8 530 (21.93%) C#
9 499 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 426 (17.63%) Linux
11 418 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
12 417 (17.25%) MS Excel
13 409 (16.92%) ASP.NET
14 396 (16.38%) MS Exchange
15 375 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 371 (15.35%) ITIL
17 367 (15.18%) Citrix
18 346 (14.32%) HTML
19 324 (13.41%) Windows 7
20 320 (13.24%) JavaScript
21 294 (12.16%) MS Office
22 293 (12.12%) UNIX
23 290 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
24 287 (11.87%) Windows Server 2012
25 286 (11.83%) Cisco
25 286 (11.83%) CSS
26 276 (11.42%) TCP/IP
27 262 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
28 260 (10.76%) DNS
29 257 (10.63%) MVC

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 396 (16.38%) MS Exchange
2 251 (10.38%) IIS
3 195 (8.07%) SharePoint
4 165 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 118 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 106 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 59 (2.44%) WebSphere
8 48 (1.99%) Lync
9 46 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 41 (1.70%) Apache
11 40 (1.65%) WebLogic
12 39 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 34 (1.41%) NServiceBus
14 32 (1.32%) IBM Notes
15 31 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
16 30 (1.24%) Tomcat
17 26 (1.08%) CMS
18 24 (0.99%) Umbraco
19 20 (0.83%) Node.js
20 16 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 417 (17.25%) MS Excel
2 294 (12.16%) MS Office
3 18 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.21%) InDesign
8 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.17%) MS Project
10 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.083%) Maya
11 2 (0.083%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.041%) Revit
12 1 (0.041%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.041%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 19 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.12%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.083%) Line 100
6 1 (0.041%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.041%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.041%) Magento
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.041%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.041%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.041%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.041%) SAP xMII
6 1 (0.041%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 140 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (3.56%) Office 365
3 13 (0.54%) SaaS
4 11 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.29%) GitHub
8 5 (0.21%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.17%) IaaS
10 2 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.083%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.083%) PaaS
11 1 (0.041%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.041%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 276 (11.42%) TCP/IP
2 260 (10.76%) DNS
3 242 (10.01%) SAN
4 235 (9.72%) Firewall
5 215 (8.90%) WAN
6 212 (8.77%) LAN
7 193 (7.99%) DHCP
8 136 (5.63%) Internet
9 134 (5.54%) VPN
10 89 (3.68%) NAS
11 65 (2.69%) Wireless
12 61 (2.52%) VoIP
13 54 (2.23%) VLAN
14 48 (1.99%) Network Security
15 47 (1.94%) HTTP
16 45 (1.86%) iSCSI
17 43 (1.78%) SMTP
18 35 (1.45%) SSL
19 23 (0.95%) MPLS
20 22 (0.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 155 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 106 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 105 (4.34%) MySQL
5 65 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 65 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 50 (2.07%) Oracle Database
8 47 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 45 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
9 45 (1.86%) RDBMS
10 44 (1.82%) DB2
11 35 (1.45%) Big Data
12 24 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (0.95%) NoSQL
14 19 (0.79%) DTS
14 19 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
15 18 (0.74%) Ingres
16 16 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 124 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 107 (4.43%) NUnit
3 98 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 75 (3.10%) MSTest
5 65 (2.69%) Selenium
6 61 (2.52%) Moq
7 58 (2.40%) Git (software)
8 54 (2.23%) Subversion
9 47 (1.94%) Rhino Mocks
10 44 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
11 27 (1.12%) JUnit
11 27 (1.12%) SpecFlow
12 25 (1.03%) Eclipse
13 23 (0.95%) JIRA
14 16 (0.66%) LoadRunner
15 14 (0.58%) Ant
16 13 (0.54%) Jenkins
16 13 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 12 (0.50%) Cucumber
18 11 (0.46%) Maven
General
1 535 (22.13%) Finance
2 82 (3.39%) Retail
3 67 (2.77%) Law
4 56 (2.32%) Legal
4 56 (2.32%) Banking
5 43 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 42 (1.74%) Marketing
7 35 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 33 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 29 (1.20%) Back Office
10 16 (0.66%) Advertising
11 12 (0.50%) Games
11 12 (0.50%) German Language
12 11 (0.46%) Billing
13 8 (0.33%) Publishing
14 7 (0.29%) Electronics
15 5 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.21%) Automotive
15 5 (0.21%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.21%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 545 (22.55%) Developer
2 370 (15.31%) Analyst
3 240 (9.93%) .NET Developer
4 210 (8.69%) Support Engineer
5 145 (6.00%) C# Developer
6 139 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 117 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 108 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 108 (4.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 102 (4.22%) Architect
10 100 (4.14%) Consultant
10 100 (4.14%) IT Support
11 96 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 91 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
13 90 (3.72%) Tester
14 80 (3.31%) Service Analyst
14 80 (3.31%) Team Leader
15 78 (3.23%) Software Developer
16 67 (2.77%) Service Desk Analyst
17 66 (2.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 618 (25.57%) .NET
2 409 (16.92%) ASP.NET
3 346 (14.32%) HTML
4 286 (11.83%) CSS
5 256 (10.59%) Web Services
6 181 (7.49%) .NET Framework
7 176 (7.28%) jQuery
8 164 (6.79%) XML
9 150 (6.21%) WCF
10 138 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 127 (5.25%) HTML5
12 124 (5.13%) WinForms
13 100 (4.14%) Middleware
14 90 (3.72%) WPF
15 87 (3.60%) LINQ
16 80 (3.31%) SOAP
17 73 (3.02%) Ajax
17 73 (3.02%) Castle Windsor
18 71 (2.94%) CSS3
19 62 (2.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 163 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (3.68%) Computer Science
3 87 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 78 (3.23%) Clustering
5 70 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 69 (2.85%) Mobile App
7 57 (2.36%) User Experience
8 54 (2.23%) Mainframe
9 52 (2.15%) Management Information System
10 48 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
11 44 (1.82%) Replication
12 36 (1.49%) Tandem
13 34 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
14 27 (1.12%) FlexPod
15 26 (1.08%) N-Tier
16 23 (0.95%) Thin Client
16 23 (0.95%) Fat Client
16 23 (0.95%) iPhone
17 20 (0.83%) Statistics
18 19 (0.79%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 499 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 426 (17.63%) Linux
3 324 (13.41%) Windows 7
4 293 (12.12%) UNIX
5 290 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 287 (11.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 224 (9.27%) Windows XP
8 135 (5.59%) Windows 8
9 133 (5.50%) Android
10 115 (4.76%) Apple iOS
11 64 (2.65%) AIX
12 49 (2.03%) Solaris
13 48 (1.99%) Windows Phone
14 45 (1.86%) Windows Vista
15 40 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 39 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
17 27 (1.12%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.99%) HPUX
19 21 (0.87%) Windows 2000
19 21 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (15.35%) ITIL
3 257 (10.63%) MVC
4 197 (8.15%) OO
5 160 (6.62%) TDD
6 153 (6.33%) Scrum
7 152 (6.29%) Software Engineering
8 144 (5.96%) Project Management
9 126 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
10 124 (5.13%) Migration
11 107 (4.43%) Mentoring
12 101 (4.18%) Information Security
13 91 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 89 (3.68%) Problem Management
15 82 (3.39%) OOP
16 78 (3.23%) Web Development
17 77 (3.19%) Time Management
18 74 (3.06%) Incident Management
19 73 (3.02%) Service Delivery
20 71 (2.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 606 (25.07%) SQL
2 530 (21.93%) C#
3 320 (13.24%) JavaScript
4 196 (8.11%) VB.NET
5 148 (6.12%) VB
5 148 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 141 (5.83%) Java
7 115 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 110 (4.55%) C++
9 69 (2.85%) C
10 48 (1.99%) Perl
11 46 (1.90%) PHP
12 42 (1.74%) VBScript
13 26 (1.08%) Objective-C
14 23 (0.95%) VB6
15 20 (0.83%) XPath
15 20 (0.83%) VBA
16 16 (0.66%) Python
17 15 (0.62%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 262 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 224 (9.27%) Degree
3 164 (6.79%) MCSE
4 116 (4.80%) MCITP
5 96 (3.97%) MCP
6 89 (3.68%) Security Cleared
7 83 (3.43%) MCSA
8 76 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
9 74 (3.06%) ISEB
10 69 (2.85%) CCNA
10 69 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 65 (2.69%) MCTS
12 64 (2.65%) SC Cleared
13 55 (2.28%) Citrix Certification
14 51 (2.11%) CCA
15 50 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
16 42 (1.74%) ISTQB
17 37 (1.53%) CISSP
18 27 (1.12%) OSCP
18 27 (1.12%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.63%) SLA
2 102 (4.22%) QA
3 37 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 15 (0.62%) WAI
6 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.083%) COBIT
8 2 (0.083%) GAMP
8 2 (0.083%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.041%) BS7799
9 1 (0.041%) HL7
System Software
1 687 (28.42%) Active Directory
2 375 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 254 (10.51%) Hyper-V
4 94 (3.89%) XenApp
5 92 (3.81%) vSphere
6 63 (2.61%) XenDesktop
7 55 (2.28%) VMware ESX
8 32 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (1.28%) Terminal Services
10 26 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.79%) KVM
11 19 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 13 (0.54%) Snort
13 11 (0.46%) Xen
13 11 (0.46%) MetaFrame
14 10 (0.41%) Firmware
14 10 (0.41%) NFS
15 7 (0.29%) XenServer
16 6 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 108 (4.47%) SCCM
2 54 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 51 (2.11%) SCOM
4 44 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 38 (1.57%) WSUS
5 38 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 21 (0.87%) Tivoli
8 17 (0.70%) SCVMM
9 13 (0.54%) Puppet
9 13 (0.54%) NetBackup
10 12 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.46%) WMI
12 9 (0.37%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.33%) SCSM
13 8 (0.33%) SCDPM
13 8 (0.33%) HP SIM
13 8 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 957 (39.59%) Microsoft
2 616 (25.49%) VMware
3 367 (15.18%) Citrix
4 286 (11.83%) Cisco
5 192 (7.94%) HP
6 185 (7.65%) Oracle
7 125 (5.17%) NetApp
8 121 (5.01%) Symantec
9 88 (3.64%) Dell
10 87 (3.60%) IBM
11 76 (3.14%) EMC
12 66 (2.73%) CheckPoint
13 54 (2.23%) Juniper
14 50 (2.07%) Red Hat
15 36 (1.49%) Apple
16 33 (1.37%) Lotus
16 33 (1.37%) SAP
16 33 (1.37%) Sophos
17 30 (1.24%) McAfee
18 27 (1.12%) Avaya
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