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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1129 1067 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.24% 15.56% 16.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.51% 61.29% 64.74%
Number of salaries quoted 919 895 1003
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,570 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
1648 1741 1812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.24% 25.39% 24.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1350 1512 1548
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,348 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 September 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 September 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 +1 587 £34,500 -1.42% 112
Cheshire +1 348 £35,000 +7.69% 66
Merseyside +2 102 £35,500 -10.12% 11
Lancashire -15 43 £28,500 -9.94% 15
Cumbria +5 19 £42,500 +36.00% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 887 (39.20%) Microsoft
2 673 (29.74%) SQL
3 640 (28.28%) SQL Server
4 566 (25.01%) Active Directory
5 561 (24.79%) .NET
6 555 (24.52%) VMware
7 495 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 476 (21.03%) C#
9 415 (18.34%) MS Excel
10 404 (17.85%) Linux
11 399 (17.63%) Finance
12 378 (16.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 371 (16.39%) Citrix
14 368 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
15 362 (16.00%) MS Exchange
16 358 (15.82%) ITIL
17 357 (15.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 324 (14.32%) HTML
19 309 (13.65%) ASP.NET
20 308 (13.61%) Windows 7
21 303 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
22 293 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
23 285 (12.59%) Hyper-V
24 264 (11.67%) JavaScript
25 252 (11.14%) TCP/IP
26 239 (10.56%) MS Office
27 233 (10.30%) SAN
28 232 (10.25%) Cisco
29 230 (10.16%) UNIX
30 227 (10.03%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 362 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 193 (8.53%) IIS
3 168 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 146 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 101 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 80 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 71 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 54 (2.39%) WebSphere
8 54 (2.39%) Tomcat
9 48 (2.12%) Lync
10 45 (1.99%) Apache
11 37 (1.63%) WebLogic
12 26 (1.15%) CMS
13 24 (1.06%) NServiceBus
14 23 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
15 20 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.66%) Confluence
18 13 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
18 13 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 415 (18.34%) MS Excel
2 239 (10.56%) MS Office
3 34 (1.50%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.49%) FastStats
5 11 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
6 10 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.44%) InDesign
6 10 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.13%) MS Project
8 2 (0.088%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.088%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 30 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.44%) Sage 1000
2 10 (0.44%) Magento
3 9 (0.40%) Visualfiles
4 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.13%) Bond Adapt
6 2 (0.088%) Line 100
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.088%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.044%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.044%) Exstream
7 1 (0.044%) Line 500
7 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 103 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (4.11%) Office 365
3 18 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.75%) SaaS
5 12 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.22%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.22%) GitHub
10 2 (0.088%) Route 53
11 1 (0.044%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.044%) IaaS
11 1 (0.044%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 252 (11.14%) TCP/IP
2 233 (10.30%) SAN
3 220 (9.72%) Firewall
4 199 (8.79%) DNS
5 194 (8.57%) WAN
6 179 (7.91%) LAN
7 129 (5.70%) DHCP
8 125 (5.52%) VPN
9 104 (4.60%) Internet
10 78 (3.45%) HTTP
11 70 (3.09%) NAS
12 56 (2.47%) VoIP
13 46 (2.03%) VLAN
14 45 (1.99%) Network Security
15 42 (1.86%) Wireless
16 34 (1.50%) iSCSI
17 33 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (0.97%) IPsec
18 22 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (0.93%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (28.28%) SQL Server
2 150 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (5.08%) MySQL
4 100 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 73 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 62 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 60 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 60 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
10 33 (1.46%) RDBMS
11 30 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (1.10%) DB2
13 23 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (1.02%) Big Data
14 22 (0.97%) Hazelcast
15 20 (0.88%) DTS
16 19 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.84%) MongoDB
17 13 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 146 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 89 (3.93%) NUnit
3 70 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 68 (3.00%) Selenium
5 60 (2.65%) MSTest
6 55 (2.43%) Moq
7 52 (2.30%) Rhino Mocks
8 46 (2.03%) Subversion
9 44 (1.94%) JIRA
10 40 (1.77%) Git (software)
11 36 (1.59%) Eclipse
12 35 (1.55%) QuickTest Pro
13 34 (1.50%) Maven
14 25 (1.10%) Jenkins
15 22 (0.97%) JUnit
16 17 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 16 (0.71%) Selenium IDE
17 16 (0.71%) Mercurial
18 14 (0.62%) LoadRunner
19 12 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 399 (17.63%) Finance
2 100 (4.42%) Retail
3 83 (3.67%) Marketing
4 52 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.25%) Banking
6 44 (1.94%) Games
7 42 (1.86%) Law
8 35 (1.55%) Legal
8 35 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.15%) Back Office
11 17 (0.75%) Advertising
12 10 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.40%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.27%) Billing
14 6 (0.27%) Greek Language
14 6 (0.27%) Polish Language
15 5 (0.22%) Turkish Language
15 5 (0.22%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 525 (23.20%) Developer
2 384 (16.97%) Analyst
3 213 (9.41%) Support Engineer
4 212 (9.37%) .NET Developer
5 149 (6.58%) Support Analyst
6 121 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 116 (5.13%) Software Developer
8 111 (4.90%) C# Developer
9 104 (4.60%) IT Support
10 89 (3.93%) Team Leader
11 88 (3.89%) Consultant
12 87 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support
13 85 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
14 81 (3.58%) Tester
15 71 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
16 66 (2.92%) Administrator
17 64 (2.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 63 (2.78%) Senior Developer
19 61 (2.70%) Test Analyst
20 59 (2.61%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (24.79%) .NET
2 324 (14.32%) HTML
3 309 (13.65%) ASP.NET
4 227 (10.03%) Web Services
5 201 (8.88%) CSS
6 163 (7.20%) WCF
7 152 (6.72%) XML
8 140 (6.19%) .NET Framework
9 126 (5.57%) jQuery
10 112 (4.95%) HTML5
11 105 (4.64%) WinForms
12 95 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 77 (3.40%) WPF
14 75 (3.31%) LINQ
15 69 (3.05%) XSLT
15 69 (3.05%) SOAP
16 64 (2.83%) Castle Windsor
17 63 (2.78%) RESTful
18 58 (2.56%) Ninject
19 54 (2.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 129 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 106 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
4 84 (3.71%) User Experience
5 68 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 65 (2.87%) Mobile App
7 64 (2.83%) Blackberry
8 61 (2.70%) Clustering
9 52 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
10 43 (1.90%) Replication
11 33 (1.46%) iPhone
12 32 (1.41%) N-Tier
13 31 (1.37%) Thin Client
13 31 (1.37%) Fat Client
14 26 (1.15%) Animation
15 23 (1.02%) 3D Graphics
16 21 (0.93%) Mainframe
17 19 (0.84%) Statistics
18 17 (0.75%) Mathematics
18 17 (0.75%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 495 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 404 (17.85%) Linux
3 378 (16.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 308 (13.61%) Windows 7
5 303 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 230 (10.16%) UNIX
7 174 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 152 (6.72%) Android
9 120 (5.30%) Windows 8
10 116 (5.13%) Apple iOS
11 67 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (2.56%) Windows Phone
13 53 (2.34%) AIX
13 53 (2.34%) Windows 2000
14 41 (1.81%) Mac OS X
15 37 (1.63%) Solaris
16 33 (1.46%) Windows Phone 8
17 24 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.88%) VMS
19 18 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (15.82%) ITIL
3 176 (7.78%) Project Management
4 150 (6.63%) MVC
5 147 (6.50%) Scrum
6 135 (5.97%) Software Engineering
7 129 (5.70%) OO
8 127 (5.61%) TDD
9 106 (4.68%) Change Management
9 106 (4.68%) Mentoring
10 104 (4.60%) Problem Management
10 104 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (3.76%) Migration
12 80 (3.54%) ERP
13 78 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
14 76 (3.36%) Service Delivery
14 76 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
15 73 (3.23%) Incident Management
16 72 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
16 72 (3.18%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 673 (29.74%) SQL
2 476 (21.03%) C#
3 264 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 188 (8.31%) VB.NET
5 186 (8.22%) Java
6 157 (6.94%) T-SQL
7 110 (4.86%) VB
8 92 (4.07%) C++
9 83 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 60 (2.65%) C
11 44 (1.94%) PHP
12 43 (1.90%) Perl
13 42 (1.86%) VBScript
14 35 (1.55%) VBA
15 34 (1.50%) Python
16 32 (1.41%) XPath
17 27 (1.19%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.71%) Bash Shell
19 15 (0.66%) VB6
19 15 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 293 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 216 (9.54%) Degree
3 182 (8.04%) MCSE
4 124 (5.48%) MCITP
5 99 (4.37%) MCP
5 99 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (4.20%) CCNA
7 88 (3.89%) Citrix Certification
8 82 (3.62%) MCSA
9 79 (3.49%) MCTS
10 78 (3.45%) Security Cleared
11 67 (2.96%) CCA
12 63 (2.78%) SC Cleared
13 62 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 57 (2.52%) ISEB
15 56 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
16 33 (1.46%) ISTQB
17 21 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 18 (0.80%) CISSP
19 12 (0.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (5.74%) QA
2 104 (4.60%) SLA
3 31 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.75%) WAI
5 15 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.31%) BS7799
6 7 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.18%) COBIT
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.088%) GMP
9 2 (0.088%) GLP
9 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 566 (25.01%) Active Directory
2 357 (15.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (12.59%) Hyper-V
4 132 (5.83%) XenApp
5 97 (4.29%) vSphere
6 90 (3.98%) XenDesktop
7 54 (2.39%) VMware ESX
8 48 (2.12%) Terminal Services
9 36 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 32 (1.41%) XenServer
11 25 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.84%) NFS
14 13 (0.57%) MetaFrame
15 12 (0.53%) Xen
16 10 (0.44%) LiteSpeed
16 10 (0.44%) vCloud
16 10 (0.44%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.35%) KVM
17 8 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 94 (4.15%) SCCM
2 57 (2.52%) SCOM
3 46 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 27 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 26 (1.15%) SCVMM
7 23 (1.02%) HP SIM
8 22 (0.97%) WSUS
9 18 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (0.71%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.62%) Puppet
11 14 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.53%) Nagios
13 11 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (0.35%) OpenView
14 8 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 7 (0.31%) NetBackup
16 6 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 887 (39.20%) Microsoft
2 555 (24.52%) VMware
3 371 (16.39%) Citrix
4 232 (10.25%) Cisco
5 203 (8.97%) Oracle
6 184 (8.13%) HP
7 84 (3.71%) Dell
7 84 (3.71%) NetApp
8 77 (3.40%) Red Hat
9 66 (2.92%) Symantec
10 59 (2.61%) IBM
11 54 (2.39%) Apple
12 49 (2.17%) CheckPoint
13 45 (1.99%) Juniper
14 44 (1.94%) McAfee
15 43 (1.90%) EMC
16 34 (1.50%) AppSense
17 24 (1.06%) Sage
18 23 (1.02%) Fujitsu
19 22 (0.97%) Avaya
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