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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1023 1189 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.55% 15.95% 15.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.08% 67.56% 60.48%
Number of salaries quoted 808 952 925
Average salary £33,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,550 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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
1572 1760 1799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.89% 23.61% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1263 1432 1567
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,450 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 August 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 August 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 +1 568 £35,000 +1.44% 104
Cheshire +1 311 £32,500 -5.10% 56
Merseyside -1 66 £30,000 -14.28% 21
Lancashire +11 59 £27,500 - 11
Cumbria +3 25 £32,500 -23.52% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 827 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 635 (31.53%) Active Directory
3 626 (31.08%) VMware
4 529 (26.27%) SQL Server
5 514 (25.52%) SQL
6 397 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
7 395 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 392 (19.46%) MS Exchange
9 387 (19.22%) MS Excel
10 371 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 348 (17.28%) Citrix
12 334 (16.58%) ITIL
12 334 (16.58%) Windows 7
13 326 (16.19%) .NET
14 322 (15.99%) Linux
15 312 (15.49%) Finance
16 309 (15.34%) C#
17 308 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 303 (15.04%) Cisco
19 279 (13.85%) DNS
20 271 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
21 246 (12.21%) Degree
22 244 (12.12%) MS Office
23 237 (11.77%) SAN
24 219 (10.87%) Firewall
25 207 (10.28%) DHCP
26 204 (10.13%) Hyper-V
27 203 (10.08%) Web Services
28 196 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2010
29 188 (9.33%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 392 (19.46%) MS Exchange
2 196 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 149 (7.40%) SharePoint
4 123 (6.11%) IIS
5 116 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 86 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 51 (2.53%) WebLogic
8 39 (1.94%) WebSphere
8 39 (1.94%) Lync
9 38 (1.89%) Apache
10 36 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 27 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 20 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.94%) JBoss
15 18 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
16 16 (0.79%) Tomcat
17 15 (0.74%) CMS
17 15 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
18 14 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 387 (19.22%) MS Excel
2 244 (12.12%) MS Office
3 25 (1.24%) MS Project
4 22 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.45%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.35%) RoboHelp
7 7 (0.35%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.15%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.099%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.50%) Magento
4 5 (0.25%) Sage 50
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.15%) Primavera
6 2 (0.099%) Agresso
6 2 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.099%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.050%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.050%) Line 500
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.050%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 126 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (5.86%) Office 365
3 54 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.19%) IBM PureFlex
5 15 (0.74%) SaaS
6 10 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.25%) IaaS
10 3 (0.15%) GitHub
10 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.099%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.099%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.050%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.050%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.050%) Route 53
12 1 (0.050%) PaaS
12 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 279 (13.85%) DNS
2 237 (11.77%) SAN
3 219 (10.87%) Firewall
4 207 (10.28%) DHCP
5 188 (9.33%) TCP/IP
6 168 (8.34%) VPN
7 164 (8.14%) LAN
8 155 (7.70%) WAN
9 107 (5.31%) Internet
10 87 (4.32%) VoIP
11 85 (4.22%) Wireless
12 60 (2.98%) VLAN
13 47 (2.33%) NAS
14 40 (1.99%) Broadband
14 40 (1.99%) Ethernet
15 38 (1.89%) HTTP
16 35 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (1.34%) Network Security
18 26 (1.29%) SNMP
19 24 (1.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (26.27%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 64 (3.18%) Oracle Database
7 62 (3.08%) Relational Database
8 53 (2.63%) MySQL
9 38 (1.89%) RDBMS
10 36 (1.79%) DB2
11 30 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (1.34%) NoSQL
14 24 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
14 24 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
14 24 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (0.89%) MongoDB
17 15 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
18 14 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 86 (4.27%) NUnit
2 77 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (3.38%) Visual Studio
4 55 (2.73%) Git (software)
5 52 (2.58%) MSTest
6 38 (1.89%) Moq
7 36 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
8 34 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 30 (1.49%) Selenium
10 25 (1.24%) Subversion
10 25 (1.24%) MSI
11 24 (1.19%) Ant
11 24 (1.19%) JIRA
12 23 (1.14%) Jenkins
13 18 (0.89%) JUnit
14 17 (0.84%) HP UFT
14 17 (0.84%) Maven
15 10 (0.50%) Selenium IDE
15 10 (0.50%) LoadRunner
15 10 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 312 (15.49%) Finance
2 68 (3.38%) Retail
3 47 (2.33%) Law
3 47 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.04%) Legal
5 36 (1.79%) Banking
6 32 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 22 (1.09%) Advertising
10 20 (0.99%) Games
10 20 (0.99%) Marketing
11 15 (0.74%) Back Office
12 9 (0.45%) Electronics
12 9 (0.45%) Automotive
13 8 (0.40%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.35%) Publishing
15 5 (0.25%) Front Office
16 4 (0.20%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 354 (17.58%) Developer
2 319 (15.84%) Analyst
3 197 (9.78%) Support Engineer
4 138 (6.85%) Support Analyst
5 134 (6.65%) IT Support
6 133 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 130 (6.45%) .NET Developer
8 120 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 104 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 97 (4.82%) Software Developer
11 94 (4.67%) Administrator
12 92 (4.57%) C# Developer
13 89 (4.42%) Architect
14 78 (3.87%) Consultant
15 68 (3.38%) Service Analyst
16 65 (3.23%) DBA
17 64 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
18 61 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
19 55 (2.73%) Infrastructure Manager
20 53 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (16.19%) .NET
2 203 (10.08%) Web Services
3 174 (8.64%) HTML
4 167 (8.29%) XML
5 165 (8.19%) ASP.NET
6 150 (7.45%) CSS
7 135 (6.70%) WCF
8 117 (5.81%) WPF
9 100 (4.97%) .NET Framework
10 98 (4.87%) WinForms
11 81 (4.02%) jQuery
11 81 (4.02%) SOAP
12 78 (3.87%) LINQ
13 76 (3.77%) REST
14 74 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 57 (2.83%) Entity Framework
16 56 (2.78%) Middleware
17 47 (2.33%) Ajax
17 47 (2.33%) HTML5
18 43 (2.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 173 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (7.15%) Data Centre
3 91 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 73 (3.62%) Blackberry
5 69 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 69 (3.43%) Clustering
6 68 (3.38%) Replication
7 55 (2.73%) Mobile App
8 43 (2.14%) User Experience
9 42 (2.09%) iPhone
10 40 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
11 39 (1.94%) Client/Server
12 37 (1.84%) N-Tier
13 31 (1.54%) FlexPod
14 30 (1.49%) Fat Client
14 30 (1.49%) Thin Client
15 29 (1.44%) Statistics
16 27 (1.34%) iPad
17 25 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (1.24%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 395 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 334 (16.58%) Windows 7
3 322 (15.99%) Linux
4 308 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 186 (9.24%) UNIX
6 183 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 158 (7.85%) Windows 8
8 143 (7.10%) Windows XP
9 133 (6.60%) Android
10 107 (5.31%) Apple iOS
11 78 (3.87%) AIX
12 66 (3.28%) Solaris
13 47 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
14 42 (2.09%) Windows Phone
15 40 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 40 (1.99%) Mac OS X
16 35 (1.74%) SUSE
17 33 (1.64%) HPUX
17 33 (1.64%) Windows Vista
18 24 (1.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (16.58%) ITIL
3 162 (8.04%) TDD
4 131 (6.50%) Mentoring
5 127 (6.31%) Scrum
6 126 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
7 117 (5.81%) Software Engineering
8 114 (5.66%) MVC
9 110 (5.46%) Project Management
10 106 (5.26%) SDLC
11 95 (4.72%) Migration
12 88 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 84 (4.17%) Service Management
14 76 (3.77%) Incident Management
15 75 (3.72%) Service Delivery
15 75 (3.72%) OO
16 71 (3.53%) Business Continuity
17 69 (3.43%) Software Testing
18 68 (3.38%) Change Control
19 66 (3.28%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 514 (25.52%) SQL
2 309 (15.34%) C#
3 150 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 135 (6.70%) Java
5 107 (5.31%) C++
5 107 (5.31%) PowerShell
6 94 (4.67%) T-SQL
7 70 (3.48%) VB.NET
8 68 (3.38%) VB
9 57 (2.83%) C
10 50 (2.48%) PHP
11 48 (2.38%) VBA
12 39 (1.94%) Perl
13 36 (1.79%) Python
14 29 (1.44%) VBScript
15 23 (1.14%) Ruby
16 16 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.74%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.55%) VC++
19 10 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 271 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (12.21%) Degree
3 166 (8.24%) MCSE
4 124 (6.16%) MCITP
5 102 (5.06%) MCSA
5 102 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (4.22%) MCP
7 84 (4.17%) CCNA
8 77 (3.82%) Security Cleared
9 65 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 63 (3.13%) MCTS
11 51 (2.53%) ISEB
12 49 (2.43%) SC Cleared
13 35 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
14 32 (1.59%) CCA
15 30 (1.49%) CCNP
16 26 (1.29%) MCDST
17 24 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
18 21 (1.04%) ISTQB
19 20 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (7.35%) SLA
2 85 (4.22%) QA
3 49 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.15%) WAI
7 1 (0.050%) COBIT
System Software
1 635 (31.53%) Active Directory
2 371 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (10.13%) Hyper-V
4 69 (3.43%) XenApp
5 65 (3.23%) vSphere
6 62 (3.08%) XenDesktop
7 40 (1.99%) VMware ESX
8 33 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (1.29%) XenServer
11 25 (1.24%) Terminal Services
11 25 (1.24%) KVM
12 18 (0.89%) VMware Server
12 18 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.89%) Terminal Server
13 12 (0.60%) vCloud
14 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.25%) Firmware
15 5 (0.25%) SRDF
16 4 (0.20%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 123 (6.11%) SCCM
2 36 (1.79%) SCOM
3 29 (1.44%) Tivoli
4 26 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (1.09%) WSUS
6 18 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
6 18 (0.89%) Puppet
7 17 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 17 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
8 15 (0.74%) Data Guard
9 10 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.50%) Nagios
10 9 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.40%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.40%) cPanel
11 8 (0.40%) SCVMM
11 8 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.35%) XenMobile
13 6 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 827 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 626 (31.08%) VMware
3 348 (17.28%) Citrix
4 303 (15.04%) Cisco
5 182 (9.04%) HP
6 175 (8.69%) Oracle
7 100 (4.97%) NetApp
8 76 (3.77%) Juniper
9 73 (3.62%) IBM
10 68 (3.38%) EMC
11 62 (3.08%) Dell
12 59 (2.93%) Red Hat
12 59 (2.93%) Symantec
13 58 (2.88%) Apple
14 56 (2.78%) AppSense
15 35 (1.74%) McAfee
16 29 (1.44%) CheckPoint
17 28 (1.39%) Brocade
18 24 (1.19%) BMC
18 24 (1.19%) CA
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70-100k+
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bens+bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vodafone
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + generous on call allowance
Posted: 17 hours ago