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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 766 972 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.80% 15.76% 15.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.94% 68.79% 62.09%
Number of salaries quoted 637 800 886
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £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
1198 1413 1720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.59% 22.90% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 991 1162 1425
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 436 £37,500 +7.14% 87
Cheshire -3 171 £30,000 -14.28% 30
Merseyside +4 68 £32,500 +10.16% 17
Lancashire -8 60 £30,000 -20.00% 12
Cumbria +10 19 £35,000 -45.09% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows.

1 720 (42.30%) Microsoft
2 647 (38.01%) Active Directory
3 624 (36.66%) Windows Server
4 450 (26.44%) SQL Server
5 429 (25.21%) ITIL
6 427 (25.09%) SQL
7 407 (23.91%) VMware
8 354 (20.80%) MS Excel
9 342 (20.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 327 (19.21%) .NET
11 319 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
12 313 (18.39%) C#
13 293 (17.22%) MS Exchange
14 284 (16.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 272 (15.98%) Windows 7
16 266 (15.63%) Citrix
17 265 (15.57%) Finance
18 262 (15.39%) Linux
19 247 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 228 (13.40%) MS Office
20 228 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
21 213 (12.51%) Degree
22 196 (11.52%) Firewall
23 193 (11.34%) Cisco
24 175 (10.28%) SAN
25 160 (9.40%) Scrum
26 157 (9.22%) DNS
27 156 (9.17%) Hyper-V
28 155 (9.11%) HTML
29 154 (9.05%) ASP.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 293 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 135 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (5.70%) IIS
4 96 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 83 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 51 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 50 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (2.17%) Skype for Business
9 33 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (1.76%) Apache
10 30 (1.76%) Node.js
11 28 (1.65%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.59%) CMS
12 27 (1.59%) JBoss
13 25 (1.47%) Tomcat
13 25 (1.47%) WebLogic
14 22 (1.29%) Confluence
15 21 (1.23%) OpenStack
16 19 (1.12%) CloudStack
17 18 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 354 (20.80%) MS Excel
2 228 (13.40%) MS Office
3 20 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 18 (1.06%) Lorenzo
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.24%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.24%) Magento
3 4 (0.24%) OpenCart
3 4 (0.24%) Primavera
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) FastStats
5 2 (0.12%) Line 500
6 1 (0.059%) assyst
6 1 (0.059%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.059%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 153 (8.99%) Office 365
2 137 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.41%) PaaS
5 22 (1.29%) IaaS
6 19 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.82%) SaaS
8 7 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.059%) GitHub
12 1 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.059%) Google Play
12 1 (0.059%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.059%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 196 (11.52%) Firewall
2 175 (10.28%) SAN
3 157 (9.22%) DNS
4 148 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 144 (8.46%) DHCP
6 142 (8.34%) LAN
7 131 (7.70%) VPN
8 125 (7.34%) WAN
9 94 (5.52%) Internet
10 61 (3.58%) Wireless
11 59 (3.47%) VLAN
11 59 (3.47%) VoIP
12 52 (3.06%) Network Security
13 30 (1.76%) MPLS
14 29 (1.70%) HTTP
15 28 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (1.59%) NAS
17 26 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (1.06%) FTP
19 17 (1.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (26.44%) SQL Server
2 95 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 71 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 63 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 56 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (2.53%) MySQL
8 35 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 26 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 26 (1.53%) DTS
10 25 (1.47%) Relational Database
11 24 (1.41%) NoSQL
12 22 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
13 18 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
14 17 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (0.59%) DB2
17 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 9 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 114 (6.70%) Visual Studio
2 64 (3.76%) NUnit
3 63 (3.70%) MSTest
4 59 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 56 (3.29%) JIRA
6 49 (2.88%) Moq
7 48 (2.82%) Rhino Mocks
8 37 (2.17%) Selenium
9 28 (1.65%) Subversion
10 26 (1.53%) Git (software)
10 26 (1.53%) Jenkins
11 21 (1.23%) HP UFT
12 16 (0.94%) Cucumber
12 16 (0.94%) FitNesse
13 15 (0.88%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
15 10 (0.59%) InstallShield
15 10 (0.59%) MSI
15 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 265 (15.57%) Finance
2 80 (4.70%) Banking
3 73 (4.29%) Law
3 73 (4.29%) Legal
4 61 (3.58%) Retail
5 51 (3.00%) Marketing
6 43 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 43 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.94%) Electronics
8 26 (1.53%) Back Office
8 26 (1.53%) Games
9 11 (0.65%) German Language
10 8 (0.47%) French Language
11 6 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.24%) Automotive
14 3 (0.18%) Advertising
15 1 (0.059%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 331 (19.45%) Analyst
2 319 (18.74%) Developer
3 172 (10.11%) IT Support
4 158 (9.28%) Support Analyst
5 157 (9.22%) .NET Developer
6 147 (8.64%) Support Engineer
7 138 (8.11%) C# Developer
8 133 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 99 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 98 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 94 (5.52%) Service Analyst
12 87 (5.11%) IT Engineer
13 83 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
14 76 (4.47%) Administrator
15 75 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
16 71 (4.17%) Tester
17 70 (4.11%) Software Engineer
18 63 (3.70%) Technical Support
19 62 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
20 60 (3.53%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (19.21%) .NET
2 155 (9.11%) HTML
3 154 (9.05%) ASP.NET
4 145 (8.52%) Web Services
5 130 (7.64%) CSS
6 90 (5.29%) WPF
7 89 (5.23%) .NET Framework
7 89 (5.23%) WinForms
8 87 (5.11%) XML
9 80 (4.70%) jQuery
10 73 (4.29%) WCF
11 67 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 49 (2.88%) Ninject
13 48 (2.82%) Unity DI Container
14 47 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 47 (2.76%) Castle Windsor
14 47 (2.76%) REST
15 46 (2.70%) Spring.NET
16 44 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (2.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 149 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (6.05%) Enterprise Software
3 90 (5.29%) Blackberry
4 89 (5.23%) Data Centre
5 88 (5.17%) iPad
6 81 (4.76%) Computer Science
7 64 (3.76%) Replication
8 60 (3.53%) Management Information System
9 48 (2.82%) Inversion of Control
10 47 (2.76%) Driving Licence
11 40 (2.35%) N-Tier
12 37 (2.17%) Clustering
13 32 (1.88%) User Experience
14 25 (1.47%) Mobile App
15 22 (1.29%) Social Network
15 22 (1.29%) Wiki
16 21 (1.23%) Client/Server
17 19 (1.12%) Fat Client
17 19 (1.12%) Thin Client
18 18 (1.06%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 624 (36.66%) Windows Server
2 342 (20.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 284 (16.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 272 (15.98%) Windows 7
5 262 (15.39%) Linux
6 146 (8.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 123 (7.23%) Unix
8 111 (6.52%) Windows XP
9 96 (5.64%) Windows 8
10 76 (4.47%) Windows 10
11 75 (4.41%) Android
12 59 (3.47%) Apple iOS
13 58 (3.41%) Mac OS X
14 27 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (1.35%) CentOS
16 21 (1.23%) Windows CE
17 20 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
18 17 (1.00%) AIX
19 14 (0.82%) Windows 2000
20 13 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (25.21%) ITIL
2 319 (18.74%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (9.40%) Scrum
4 128 (7.52%) Software Engineering
5 123 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 115 (6.76%) MVC
7 115 (6.76%) Project Management
8 112 (6.58%) TDD
9 101 (5.93%) OO
10 89 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 69 (4.05%) Multithreading
12 65 (3.82%) Kanban
12 65 (3.82%) Service Management
13 64 (3.76%) Change Management
13 64 (3.76%) High Availability
14 63 (3.70%) ITIL V3
14 63 (3.70%) Service Delivery
15 62 (3.64%) Information Security
16 61 (3.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 427 (25.09%) SQL
2 313 (18.39%) C#
3 151 (8.87%) JavaScript
4 134 (7.87%) PowerShell
5 128 (7.52%) C++
6 115 (6.76%) T-SQL
7 95 (5.58%) Java
8 69 (4.05%) VB.NET
9 60 (3.53%) C
10 56 (3.29%) PHP
11 53 (3.11%) VB
12 38 (2.23%) Python
13 35 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.82%) Ruby
15 29 (1.70%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.65%) VBScript
17 27 (1.59%) Perl
18 23 (1.35%) VC++
19 16 (0.94%) Embedded C
19 16 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 228 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 213 (12.51%) Degree
3 111 (6.52%) MCSE
4 88 (5.17%) MCSA
5 86 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (4.70%) CCNA
7 75 (4.41%) MCP
8 72 (4.23%) MCITP
9 59 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
10 56 (3.29%) ISEB
11 48 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 46 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
13 45 (2.64%) MCTS
14 40 (2.35%) Security Cleared
15 34 (2.00%) SC Cleared
16 30 (1.76%) ISTQB
17 29 (1.70%) MCDST
18 26 (1.53%) CCNP
19 22 (1.29%) CCA
19 22 (1.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.05%) SLA
2 64 (3.76%) QA
3 47 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.23%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 6 (0.35%) WAI
8 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.059%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.059%) ISO27002
System Software
1 647 (38.01%) Active Directory
2 247 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (9.17%) Hyper-V
4 74 (4.35%) XenApp
5 59 (3.47%) vSphere
6 39 (2.29%) XenServer
7 34 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 34 (2.00%) Terminal Services
8 32 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 26 (1.53%) Xen
10 19 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.82%) Terminal Server
12 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 7 (0.41%) Snort
13 7 (0.41%) SRDF
14 6 (0.35%) Firmware
14 6 (0.35%) Varnish
14 6 (0.35%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 120 (7.05%) SCCM
2 47 (2.76%) SCOM
3 37 (2.17%) Puppet
4 36 (2.12%) Nagios
5 29 (1.70%) EdgeSight
6 27 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.35%) LiteSpeed
8 22 (1.29%) Backup Exec
8 22 (1.29%) SCOrch
9 21 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (1.23%) Tivoli
10 20 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
11 19 (1.12%) Cobbler
12 17 (1.00%) WSUS
13 12 (0.71%) WMI
14 10 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (0.59%) HP SIM
15 9 (0.53%) AirWatch
15 9 (0.53%) cPanel
15 9 (0.53%) Plesk
Vendors
1 720 (42.30%) Microsoft
2 407 (23.91%) VMware
3 266 (15.63%) Citrix
4 193 (11.34%) Cisco
5 104 (6.11%) Oracle
6 89 (5.23%) HP
7 44 (2.59%) CheckPoint
7 44 (2.59%) Intel Security
8 43 (2.53%) AppSense
8 43 (2.53%) Dell
9 42 (2.47%) Juniper
9 42 (2.47%) NetApp
10 37 (2.17%) Symantec
11 31 (1.82%) Twitter
12 28 (1.65%) Sophos
13 27 (1.59%) Facebook
13 27 (1.59%) iManage
14 26 (1.53%) Veeam
15 24 (1.41%) IBM
16 21 (1.23%) Red Hat
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eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 24k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Carlisle, Cumbria
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + car + fuel card
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum to £23,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlewich, Cheshire
Acuro (MaxAd Ltd)
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £17,000 to £17,000 per annum £17k + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Annual Bonus, Membership etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Roqit
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum £35,000 to £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harris Global
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rossendale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training, Benefits
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Private Healthcare, Life Insurance,
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