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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1168 1052 1265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.89% 15.37% 17.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.44% 60.43% 66.86%
Number of salaries quoted 933 889 1086
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,289 £21,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
1732 1741 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.56% 25.43% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1407 1513 1609
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £21,050
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 0 639 £34,500 -1.42% 85
Cheshire 0 351 £34,250 +5.38% 51
Merseyside +12 97 £35,000 +0.71% 15
Lancashire -16 43 £27,500 -10.56% 12
Cumbria +1 16 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (39.81%) Microsoft
2 666 (29.89%) SQL
3 647 (29.04%) SQL Server
4 564 (25.31%) Active Directory
5 547 (24.55%) .NET
6 533 (23.92%) VMware
7 486 (21.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 469 (21.05%) C#
9 412 (18.49%) MS Excel
10 390 (17.50%) Finance
11 389 (17.46%) Linux
12 375 (16.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 363 (16.29%) ITIL
14 358 (16.07%) Citrix
15 351 (15.75%) MS Exchange
16 348 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
17 307 (13.78%) Windows 7
18 302 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
19 301 (13.51%) HTML
19 301 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
20 296 (13.29%) ASP.NET
21 287 (12.88%) Hyper-V
22 256 (11.49%) TCP/IP
23 248 (11.13%) JavaScript
24 240 (10.77%) UNIX
25 235 (10.55%) MS Office
26 225 (10.10%) SAN
27 224 (10.05%) Cisco
28 221 (9.92%) Web Services
29 213 (9.56%) Degree

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 351 (15.75%) MS Exchange
2 169 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 161 (7.23%) IIS
4 137 (6.15%) SharePoint
5 106 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 88 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 76 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 54 (2.42%) WebSphere
9 52 (2.33%) Tomcat
10 50 (2.24%) Lync
11 42 (1.89%) Apache
12 38 (1.71%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (0.85%) NServiceBus
15 18 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (0.81%) CMS
16 17 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.67%) Confluence
18 13 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
19 11 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 412 (18.49%) MS Excel
2 235 (10.55%) MS Office
3 31 (1.39%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.54%) FastStats
5 12 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
7 10 (0.45%) InDesign
8 5 (0.22%) MS Project
9 3 (0.13%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.090%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.49%) Sage 1000
3 10 (0.45%) Magento
4 9 (0.40%) Visualfiles
5 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.13%) Bond Adapt
7 2 (0.090%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.090%) Line 100
7 2 (0.090%) Line 500
7 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.090%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.090%) BASE24
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.045%) Exstream
8 1 (0.045%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 88 (3.95%) Office 365
2 85 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.67%) SaaS
5 14 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.22%) GitHub
10 4 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.090%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 256 (11.49%) TCP/IP
2 225 (10.10%) SAN
3 209 (9.38%) Firewall
4 198 (8.89%) DNS
5 195 (8.75%) WAN
6 177 (7.94%) LAN
7 128 (5.75%) DHCP
8 119 (5.34%) VPN
9 97 (4.35%) Internet
10 84 (3.77%) HTTP
11 65 (2.92%) NAS
12 60 (2.69%) VoIP
13 42 (1.89%) VLAN
13 42 (1.89%) Network Security
14 40 (1.80%) Wireless
15 36 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
16 34 (1.53%) iSCSI
17 24 (1.08%) IPsec
18 22 (0.99%) SSL
19 20 (0.90%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 647 (29.04%) SQL Server
2 152 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 111 (4.98%) Relational Database
4 109 (4.89%) MySQL
5 72 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 68 (3.05%) Oracle Database
7 63 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 57 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 55 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (1.66%) RDBMS
11 36 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
12 33 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 29 (1.30%) DB2
14 24 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (0.99%) Hazelcast
16 19 (0.85%) MongoDB
17 18 (0.81%) Big Data
17 18 (0.81%) DTS
18 17 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 13 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 144 (6.46%) Visual Studio
2 88 (3.95%) NUnit
3 66 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (2.92%) Selenium
5 59 (2.65%) MSTest
6 58 (2.60%) Moq
7 53 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
8 47 (2.11%) JIRA
9 43 (1.93%) Subversion
10 38 (1.71%) Git (software)
11 37 (1.66%) Eclipse
12 34 (1.53%) Maven
13 28 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
14 27 (1.21%) Jenkins
15 19 (0.85%) JUnit
16 18 (0.81%) Selenium IDE
16 18 (0.81%) Mercurial
17 17 (0.76%) Ant
18 13 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 12 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 390 (17.50%) Finance
2 102 (4.58%) Retail
3 82 (3.68%) Marketing
4 56 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.33%) Banking
6 48 (2.15%) Games
7 39 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.57%) Law
9 34 (1.53%) Legal
10 24 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 22 (0.99%) Back Office
12 17 (0.76%) Advertising
13 10 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.36%) Polish Language
14 8 (0.36%) Greek Language
15 7 (0.31%) Billing
16 5 (0.22%) Automotive
17 4 (0.18%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 515 (23.11%) Developer
2 367 (16.47%) Analyst
3 221 (9.92%) Support Engineer
4 198 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 153 (6.87%) Support Analyst
6 128 (5.75%) Software Developer
7 123 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 120 (5.39%) C# Developer
9 101 (4.53%) IT Support
10 93 (4.17%) Consultant
11 90 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 90 (4.04%) Team Leader
12 87 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 83 (3.73%) Tester
14 80 (3.59%) Administrator
15 76 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
16 67 (3.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 62 (2.78%) Software Engineer
18 61 (2.74%) Senior Developer
19 58 (2.60%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 547 (24.55%) .NET
2 301 (13.51%) HTML
3 296 (13.29%) ASP.NET
4 221 (9.92%) Web Services
5 171 (7.68%) CSS
6 169 (7.59%) WCF
7 154 (6.91%) XML
8 132 (5.92%) .NET Framework
9 112 (5.03%) WinForms
10 103 (4.62%) jQuery
11 98 (4.40%) HTML5
12 94 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 85 (3.82%) WPF
14 69 (3.10%) SOAP
15 63 (2.83%) LINQ
16 62 (2.78%) Castle Windsor
16 62 (2.78%) XSLT
17 60 (2.69%) RESTful
18 59 (2.65%) Ninject
19 57 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 124 (5.57%) Computer Science
2 103 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 67 (3.01%) Blackberry
4 65 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 64 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.74%) Clustering
7 53 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
8 39 (1.75%) Replication
9 35 (1.57%) N-Tier
9 35 (1.57%) iPhone
10 33 (1.48%) Thin Client
10 33 (1.48%) Fat Client
11 28 (1.26%) Animation
12 26 (1.17%) Mainframe
13 23 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
14 18 (0.81%) PKI
15 17 (0.76%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.72%) Statistics
17 15 (0.67%) Social Network
17 15 (0.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 486 (21.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 389 (17.46%) Linux
3 375 (16.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 307 (13.78%) Windows 7
5 301 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 240 (10.77%) UNIX
7 176 (7.90%) Windows XP
8 151 (6.78%) Android
9 127 (5.70%) Windows 8
10 114 (5.12%) Apple iOS
11 68 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 61 (2.74%) Windows Phone
13 52 (2.33%) AIX
14 50 (2.24%) Windows 2000
15 49 (2.20%) Mac OS X
16 33 (1.48%) Solaris
16 33 (1.48%) Windows Phone 8
17 30 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
18 25 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
19 19 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (16.29%) ITIL
2 181 (8.12%) Project Management
3 179 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (6.01%) Scrum
4 134 (6.01%) Software Engineering
5 130 (5.83%) MVC
6 124 (5.57%) TDD
7 122 (5.48%) OO
8 113 (5.07%) Change Management
9 107 (4.80%) Problem Management
10 93 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
11 82 (3.68%) Migration
12 79 (3.55%) Software Testing
12 79 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
13 77 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
13 77 (3.46%) ERP
14 75 (3.37%) Service Delivery
15 74 (3.32%) CRM
16 71 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
17 67 (3.01%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 666 (29.89%) SQL
2 469 (21.05%) C#
3 248 (11.13%) JavaScript
4 200 (8.98%) Java
5 195 (8.75%) VB.NET
6 146 (6.55%) T-SQL
7 101 (4.53%) VB
8 85 (3.82%) C++
9 84 (3.77%) PowerShell
10 56 (2.51%) C
11 47 (2.11%) Perl
12 43 (1.93%) VBScript
13 41 (1.84%) PHP
14 36 (1.62%) Python
15 34 (1.53%) VBA
16 32 (1.44%) Shell Script
17 30 (1.35%) XPath
18 20 (0.90%) Ruby
19 15 (0.67%) VB6
19 15 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 302 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 213 (9.56%) Degree
3 186 (8.35%) MCSE
4 123 (5.52%) MCITP
5 107 (4.80%) MCP
6 102 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
7 98 (4.40%) CCNA
8 86 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
9 83 (3.73%) Security Cleared
10 82 (3.68%) MCSA
11 79 (3.55%) MCTS
12 63 (2.83%) CCA
13 61 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 59 (2.65%) SC Cleared
15 57 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
16 56 (2.51%) ISEB
17 30 (1.35%) ISTQB
18 21 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 15 (0.67%) CISSP
20 12 (0.54%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.01%) QA
2 111 (4.98%) SLA
3 27 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.81%) WAI
5 16 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.27%) BS7799
8 4 (0.18%) COBIT
8 4 (0.18%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.090%) GMP
9 2 (0.090%) GLP
10 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 564 (25.31%) Active Directory
2 348 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 287 (12.88%) Hyper-V
4 131 (5.88%) XenApp
5 99 (4.44%) vSphere
6 93 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 50 (2.24%) VMware ESX
8 42 (1.89%) Terminal Services
9 37 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 33 (1.48%) XenServer
11 26 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.99%) NFS
13 13 (0.58%) MetaFrame
14 12 (0.54%) vCloud
14 12 (0.54%) Xen
15 11 (0.49%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
17 8 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 98 (4.40%) SCCM
2 64 (2.87%) SCOM
3 39 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 35 (1.57%) Backup Exec
5 28 (1.26%) SCVMM
6 26 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 22 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
8 21 (0.94%) HP SIM
9 20 (0.90%) WSUS
10 18 (0.81%) Tivoli
11 13 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 12 (0.54%) Puppet
13 11 (0.49%) Nagios
13 11 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (0.40%) OpenView
14 9 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 7 (0.31%) NetBackup
16 7 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 887 (39.81%) Microsoft
2 533 (23.92%) VMware
3 358 (16.07%) Citrix
4 224 (10.05%) Cisco
5 204 (9.16%) Oracle
6 184 (8.26%) HP
7 84 (3.77%) NetApp
8 79 (3.55%) Dell
9 78 (3.50%) Red Hat
10 65 (2.92%) Symantec
11 62 (2.78%) Apple
12 58 (2.60%) IBM
13 47 (2.11%) McAfee
14 42 (1.89%) Juniper
15 40 (1.80%) EMC
15 40 (1.80%) CheckPoint
16 34 (1.53%) AppSense
17 28 (1.26%) Fujitsu
18 26 (1.17%) Sage
19 23 (1.03%) Avaya
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