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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1166 1054 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.56% 15.61% 15.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.45% 61.67% 64.90%
Number of salaries quoted 974 867 1006
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
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
1679 1709 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.41% 25.30% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1405 1461 1552
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +1 604 £33,000 -8.33% 125
Cheshire +2 370 £37,500 +7.14% 65
Merseyside +1 95 £37,500 -9.63% 15
Lancashire -8 50 £31,500 -3.07% 16
Cumbria +4 20 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 862 (37.56%) Microsoft
2 619 (26.97%) SQL
3 589 (25.66%) SQL Server
3 589 (25.66%) Active Directory
4 571 (24.88%) .NET
5 525 (22.88%) VMware
6 473 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 472 (20.57%) C#
8 433 (18.87%) Finance
9 408 (17.78%) Linux
10 399 (17.39%) MS Excel
11 385 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
12 372 (16.21%) Citrix
13 364 (15.86%) MS Exchange
14 351 (15.29%) ITIL
15 348 (15.16%) HTML
16 333 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 331 (14.42%) ASP.NET
18 330 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 290 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
20 288 (12.55%) Windows 7
21 287 (12.51%) JavaScript
22 285 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
23 270 (11.76%) Hyper-V
24 256 (11.15%) SAN
24 256 (11.15%) TCP/IP
25 254 (11.07%) MS Office
26 248 (10.81%) UNIX
27 241 (10.50%) Cisco
28 231 (10.07%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 364 (15.86%) MS Exchange
2 220 (9.59%) IIS
3 147 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 146 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 108 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 82 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (2.40%) WebSphere
8 53 (2.31%) Tomcat
9 52 (2.27%) Lync
10 46 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 45 (1.96%) Apache
12 32 (1.39%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.22%) CMS
14 27 (1.18%) NServiceBus
15 24 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.65%) Confluence
17 15 (0.65%) JBoss
17 15 (0.65%) Umbraco
18 14 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 399 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 254 (11.07%) MS Office
3 34 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
6 11 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.44%) InDesign
8 6 (0.26%) FastStats
9 4 (0.17%) MS Project
10 2 (0.087%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.044%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.044%) Revit
11 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.44%) Magento
3 8 (0.35%) Visualfiles
4 6 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.26%) Sage 1000
5 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.087%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.087%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.087%) Line 100
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.087%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.044%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.044%) Bond Adapt
8 1 (0.044%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.044%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 111 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (4.23%) Office 365
3 22 (0.96%) SaaS
4 16 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.22%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.22%) GitHub
9 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.087%) IaaS
10 2 (0.087%) Route 53
11 1 (0.044%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.044%) PaaS
11 1 (0.044%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 256 (11.15%) SAN
1 256 (11.15%) TCP/IP
2 215 (9.37%) DNS
3 205 (8.93%) Firewall
4 177 (7.71%) WAN
5 168 (7.32%) LAN
6 136 (5.93%) DHCP
7 127 (5.53%) VPN
8 126 (5.49%) Internet
9 93 (4.05%) NAS
10 69 (3.01%) HTTP
11 64 (2.79%) VoIP
12 44 (1.92%) Network Security
12 44 (1.92%) Wireless
13 43 (1.87%) VLAN
14 38 (1.66%) iSCSI
15 34 (1.48%) SMTP
16 26 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (0.83%) NetScaler
18 18 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 589 (25.66%) SQL Server
2 137 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (4.66%) MySQL
4 84 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 61 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 58 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (2.18%) Oracle Database
9 47 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
11 28 (1.22%) Big Data
12 27 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.13%) DTS
14 25 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.00%) Hazelcast
15 23 (1.00%) DB2
16 18 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (0.70%) MongoDB
18 15 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 146 (6.36%) Visual Studio
2 87 (3.79%) NUnit
3 74 (3.22%) Selenium
4 69 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 59 (2.57%) MSTest
6 53 (2.31%) Moq
7 51 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
8 42 (1.83%) Subversion
8 42 (1.83%) JIRA
9 41 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
10 37 (1.61%) Git (software)
11 35 (1.53%) Maven
12 32 (1.39%) Eclipse
13 21 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 21 (0.92%) JUnit
14 18 (0.78%) Jenkins
15 15 (0.65%) Mercurial
16 14 (0.61%) LoadRunner
16 14 (0.61%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 433 (18.87%) Finance
2 96 (4.18%) Retail
3 78 (3.40%) Marketing
4 52 (2.27%) Law
5 50 (2.18%) Banking
6 42 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.66%) Legal
8 33 (1.44%) Games
9 32 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.35%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.22%) Back Office
12 14 (0.61%) Advertising
13 10 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.35%) German Language
16 5 (0.22%) Automotive
16 5 (0.22%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.22%) Turkish Language
16 5 (0.22%) Billing
17 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 526 (22.92%) Developer
2 395 (17.21%) Analyst
3 218 (9.50%) .NET Developer
4 192 (8.37%) Support Engineer
5 149 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 126 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 111 (4.84%) IT Support
8 102 (4.44%) C# Developer
9 101 (4.40%) Software Developer
10 98 (4.27%) Team Leader
11 84 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
12 80 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
13 79 (3.44%) Tester
14 76 (3.31%) Consultant
15 70 (3.05%) Architect
16 66 (2.88%) Administrator
16 66 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support
17 65 (2.83%) Senior Developer
18 63 (2.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 62 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (24.88%) .NET
2 348 (15.16%) HTML
3 331 (14.42%) ASP.NET
4 231 (10.07%) CSS
5 227 (9.89%) Web Services
6 154 (6.71%) XML
7 152 (6.62%) .NET Framework
8 140 (6.10%) WCF
9 137 (5.97%) jQuery
10 124 (5.40%) HTML5
11 108 (4.71%) WinForms
12 96 (4.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 81 (3.53%) LINQ
14 79 (3.44%) WPF
15 76 (3.31%) XSLT
16 68 (2.96%) SOAP
17 66 (2.88%) Castle Windsor
18 64 (2.79%) RESTful
19 57 (2.48%) Ninject
20 54 (2.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 130 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (5.23%) Computer Science
3 112 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 91 (3.97%) User Experience
5 77 (3.36%) Clustering
6 72 (3.14%) Mobile App
7 68 (2.96%) Blackberry
8 64 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 51 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
10 46 (2.00%) Replication
11 34 (1.48%) Mainframe
12 28 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
12 28 (1.22%) Tandem
13 27 (1.18%) iPhone
14 26 (1.13%) Fat Client
14 26 (1.13%) Thin Client
15 25 (1.09%) N-Tier
16 23 (1.00%) Animation
16 23 (1.00%) Statistics
17 21 (0.92%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 473 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 408 (17.78%) Linux
3 330 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 290 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 288 (12.55%) Windows 7
6 248 (10.81%) UNIX
7 170 (7.41%) Android
8 162 (7.06%) Windows XP
9 136 (5.93%) Apple iOS
10 114 (4.97%) Windows 8
11 70 (3.05%) Windows Phone
12 65 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 54 (2.35%) AIX
14 45 (1.96%) Windows 2000
15 41 (1.79%) Solaris
16 36 (1.57%) Mac OS X
17 33 (1.44%) Windows Phone 8
18 27 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
19 23 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
20 22 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (15.29%) ITIL
3 178 (7.76%) Project Management
4 167 (7.28%) MVC
5 150 (6.54%) Scrum
6 139 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 134 (5.84%) OO
8 129 (5.62%) TDD
9 108 (4.71%) Mentoring
9 108 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
10 100 (4.36%) Problem Management
11 95 (4.14%) Change Management
12 94 (4.10%) Migration
13 87 (3.79%) ERP
14 84 (3.66%) E-Commerce
15 76 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
16 75 (3.27%) Service Delivery
17 73 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
18 70 (3.05%) Time Management
19 68 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 619 (26.97%) SQL
2 472 (20.57%) C#
3 287 (12.51%) JavaScript
4 188 (8.19%) VB.NET
5 181 (7.89%) Java
6 141 (6.14%) T-SQL
7 119 (5.19%) VB
8 104 (4.53%) PowerShell
9 93 (4.05%) C++
10 65 (2.83%) C
11 46 (2.00%) Perl
11 46 (2.00%) PHP
12 39 (1.70%) VBScript
13 35 (1.53%) XPath
14 28 (1.22%) VBA
15 27 (1.18%) Python
16 20 (0.87%) Objective-C
17 19 (0.83%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.70%) VB6
19 13 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 285 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 222 (9.67%) Degree
3 175 (7.63%) MCSE
4 121 (5.27%) MCITP
5 94 (4.10%) MCP
6 91 (3.97%) MCSA
7 84 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
8 77 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
9 74 (3.22%) Security Cleared
10 73 (3.18%) MCTS
11 71 (3.09%) CCNA
12 69 (3.01%) CCA
13 64 (2.79%) SC Cleared
14 57 (2.48%) ISEB
15 56 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 50 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
17 31 (1.35%) ISTQB
18 18 (0.78%) CISSP
19 16 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 13 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (5.71%) QA
2 104 (4.53%) SLA
3 33 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.52%) WAI
6 7 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.087%) BS7799
10 2 (0.087%) GMP
10 2 (0.087%) GLP
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 589 (25.66%) Active Directory
2 333 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 270 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 122 (5.32%) XenApp
5 87 (3.79%) vSphere
6 83 (3.62%) XenDesktop
7 50 (2.18%) VMware ESX
8 42 (1.83%) Terminal Services
9 32 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 30 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (1.09%) XenServer
12 17 (0.74%) MetaFrame
12 17 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.70%) NFS
14 11 (0.48%) KVM
15 10 (0.44%) LiteSpeed
15 10 (0.44%) Xen
16 8 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (0.35%) Firmware
17 7 (0.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 85 (3.70%) SCCM
2 45 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
3 44 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 40 (1.74%) SCOM
5 29 (1.26%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.09%) WSUS
7 22 (0.96%) SCVMM
8 19 (0.83%) HP SIM
9 14 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 12 (0.52%) Puppet
12 11 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (0.44%) Nagios
14 8 (0.35%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (0.31%) SCDPM
16 6 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 6 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 6 (0.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 862 (37.56%) Microsoft
2 525 (22.88%) VMware
3 372 (16.21%) Citrix
4 241 (10.50%) Cisco
5 183 (7.97%) Oracle
6 180 (7.84%) HP
7 88 (3.83%) Dell
8 81 (3.53%) Symantec
9 79 (3.44%) IBM
10 78 (3.40%) NetApp
11 71 (3.09%) Red Hat
12 62 (2.70%) Apple
13 49 (2.14%) EMC
14 44 (1.92%) CheckPoint
15 39 (1.70%) Juniper
16 38 (1.66%) McAfee
17 29 (1.26%) AppSense
18 27 (1.18%) Facebook
19 25 (1.09%) SAP
20 23 (1.00%) Twitter
Liverpool, Merseyside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £20k
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Flexitime
Posted: 2 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + benefits + on call allowance Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £14 - £16 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £27500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday