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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 795 1042 1072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.05% 16.06% 15.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.75% 69.51% 61.29%
Number of salaries quoted 674 854 890
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,150 £51,800 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
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
1247 1499 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.03% 23.10% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1035 1237 1444
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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 -1 454 £37,500 +7.14% 91
Cheshire 0 182 £31,500 -10.00% 35
Merseyside +4 72 £39,000 +30.00% 19
Lancashire -4 53 £31,000 -7.46% 7
Cumbria +11 20 £35,000 -44.00% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 715 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 666 (37.19%) Active Directory
3 642 (35.85%) Windows Server
4 475 (26.52%) SQL Server
5 455 (25.40%) SQL
6 440 (24.57%) ITIL
7 430 (24.01%) VMware
8 361 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 338 (18.87%) MS Excel
10 337 (18.82%) .NET
11 331 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
12 328 (18.31%) MS Exchange
13 321 (17.92%) C#
14 308 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 294 (16.42%) Citrix
16 283 (15.80%) Windows 7
17 282 (15.75%) Finance
18 269 (15.02%) Linux
19 255 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
20 230 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
21 222 (12.40%) MS Office
22 220 (12.28%) Cisco
23 218 (12.17%) Degree
24 216 (12.06%) Firewall
25 190 (10.61%) SAN
26 176 (9.83%) DNS
27 174 (9.72%) TCP/IP
28 166 (9.27%) Scrum
29 161 (8.99%) ASP.NET
30 160 (8.93%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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
1 328 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 147 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 110 (6.14%) IIS
4 104 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 81 (4.52%) SharePoint
6 67 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 54 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 47 (2.62%) Skype for Business
9 30 (1.68%) Node.js
10 26 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 24 (1.34%) CMS
12 23 (1.28%) JBoss
12 23 (1.28%) Tomcat
12 23 (1.28%) WebLogic
13 22 (1.23%) WebSphere
14 20 (1.12%) Apache
14 20 (1.12%) OpenStack
15 19 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
16 18 (1.01%) Confluence
17 15 (0.84%) CloudStack
Applications
1 338 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 222 (12.40%) MS Office
3 21 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.11%) QuarkXPress
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 18 (1.01%) Lorenzo
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.34%) Magento
3 6 (0.34%) OpenCart
3 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.28%) Primavera
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Line 500
5 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) FastStats
6 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.056%) assyst
7 1 (0.056%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.056%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.056%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 142 (7.93%) Office 365
2 137 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.28%) PaaS
5 22 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (1.17%) IaaS
7 17 (0.95%) SaaS
8 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.34%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) GitHub
13 1 (0.056%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.056%) DigitalOcean
13 1 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.056%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 216 (12.06%) Firewall
2 190 (10.61%) SAN
3 176 (9.83%) DNS
4 174 (9.72%) TCP/IP
5 146 (8.15%) DHCP
6 139 (7.76%) LAN
6 139 (7.76%) VPN
7 120 (6.70%) WAN
8 117 (6.53%) Internet
9 58 (3.24%) Network Security
10 55 (3.07%) VoIP
10 55 (3.07%) Wireless
11 52 (2.90%) VLAN
12 32 (1.79%) NAS
12 32 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (1.68%) HTTP
14 25 (1.40%) MPLS
15 24 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
16 23 (1.28%) FTP
17 21 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 475 (26.52%) SQL Server
2 107 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 83 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 63 (3.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 42 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 38 (2.12%) MySQL
9 30 (1.68%) NoSQL
10 29 (1.62%) DTS
11 28 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
12 27 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (1.23%) Relational Database
14 18 (1.01%) Electronic Patient Records
15 14 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (0.61%) GIS
18 10 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 116 (6.48%) Visual Studio
2 71 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (3.80%) NUnit
4 67 (3.74%) MSTest
5 56 (3.13%) JIRA
6 49 (2.74%) Moq
7 47 (2.62%) Rhino Mocks
8 36 (2.01%) Git (software)
9 33 (1.84%) Selenium
10 28 (1.56%) Subversion
11 26 (1.45%) HP UFT
12 18 (1.01%) Jenkins
13 17 (0.95%) Cucumber
13 17 (0.95%) FitNesse
14 13 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 12 (0.67%) SpecFlow
16 8 (0.45%) InstallShield
17 7 (0.39%) Ant
17 7 (0.39%) JUnit
17 7 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 282 (15.75%) Finance
2 86 (4.80%) Banking
3 80 (4.47%) Legal
4 77 (4.30%) Law
5 60 (3.35%) Retail
6 46 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 44 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 40 (2.23%) Marketing
9 29 (1.62%) Games
10 27 (1.51%) Back Office
10 27 (1.51%) Electronics
11 19 (1.06%) German Language
12 11 (0.61%) French Language
13 9 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Automotive
15 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.17%) Advertising
17 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.056%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 369 (20.60%) Analyst
2 323 (18.03%) Developer
3 175 (9.77%) IT Support
4 167 (9.32%) Support Analyst
5 157 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 155 (8.65%) .NET Developer
7 145 (8.10%) C# Developer
8 140 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 113 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 105 (5.86%) Service Analyst
11 103 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 94 (5.25%) IT Engineer
13 87 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
14 77 (4.30%) Software Engineer
15 73 (4.08%) Administrator
16 71 (3.96%) Software Developer
17 70 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
18 69 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
19 67 (3.74%) Technical Support
20 65 (3.63%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (18.82%) .NET
2 161 (8.99%) ASP.NET
3 152 (8.49%) Web Services
4 142 (7.93%) HTML
5 110 (6.14%) CSS
6 103 (5.75%) .NET Framework
7 101 (5.64%) WPF
8 96 (5.36%) WinForms
9 88 (4.91%) XML
10 79 (4.41%) WCF
11 77 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 73 (4.08%) jQuery
13 56 (3.13%) REST
14 53 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 49 (2.74%) Ninject
16 47 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web API
16 47 (2.62%) Unity DI Container
17 46 (2.57%) Castle Windsor
18 45 (2.51%) Spring.NET
19 42 (2.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.81%) Blackberry
3 94 (5.25%) Enterprise Software
4 84 (4.69%) Data Centre
5 83 (4.63%) Computer Science
6 80 (4.47%) Management Information System
7 75 (4.19%) iPad
8 73 (4.08%) Replication
9 47 (2.62%) Inversion of Control
10 43 (2.40%) N-Tier
11 42 (2.35%) Clustering
12 37 (2.07%) Driving Licence
13 31 (1.73%) Client/Server
14 29 (1.62%) User Experience
15 27 (1.51%) Mobile App
16 24 (1.34%) Fat Client
16 24 (1.34%) iPhone
16 24 (1.34%) Thin Client
17 21 (1.17%) Social Network
18 18 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 642 (35.85%) Windows Server
2 361 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 308 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 283 (15.80%) Windows 7
5 269 (15.02%) Linux
6 158 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 138 (7.71%) Unix
8 123 (6.87%) Windows XP
9 111 (6.20%) Windows 8
10 74 (4.13%) Android
11 73 (4.08%) Windows 10
12 58 (3.24%) Mac OS X
13 57 (3.18%) Apple iOS
14 24 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
16 20 (1.12%) Windows CE
17 18 (1.01%) CentOS
18 16 (0.89%) AIX
19 14 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
19 14 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (24.57%) ITIL
2 331 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (9.27%) Scrum
4 137 (7.65%) Software Engineering
5 118 (6.59%) TDD
6 115 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
7 113 (6.31%) MVC
7 113 (6.31%) Project Management
8 112 (6.25%) OO
9 108 (6.03%) Mentoring
10 88 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 79 (4.41%) Information Security
12 74 (4.13%) Multithreading
13 70 (3.91%) Web Development
14 69 (3.85%) High Availability
14 69 (3.85%) Incident Management
15 68 (3.80%) Change Management
15 68 (3.80%) Kanban
16 66 (3.69%) Service Management
17 63 (3.52%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 455 (25.40%) SQL
2 321 (17.92%) C#
3 132 (7.37%) C++
4 131 (7.31%) PowerShell
5 128 (7.15%) T-SQL
6 126 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 86 (4.80%) Java
8 72 (4.02%) VB.NET
9 65 (3.63%) C
10 52 (2.90%) VB
11 50 (2.79%) PHP
12 36 (2.01%) Python
13 34 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 30 (1.68%) Ruby
15 25 (1.40%) VBScript
16 23 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 23 (1.28%) Perl
16 23 (1.28%) VC++
17 17 (0.95%) TypeScript
17 17 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 230 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 218 (12.17%) Degree
3 108 (6.03%) MCSE
4 99 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (5.03%) CCNA
6 87 (4.86%) MCP
7 83 (4.63%) MCSA
8 68 (3.80%) MCITP
9 62 (3.46%) ITIL Certification
10 61 (3.41%) ISEB
11 57 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 51 (2.85%) MCTS
13 45 (2.51%) Security Cleared
14 42 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
15 37 (2.07%) SC Cleared
16 36 (2.01%) MCDST
17 32 (1.79%) CCNP
17 32 (1.79%) ISTQB
18 26 (1.45%) CISSP
19 25 (1.40%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.09%) SLA
2 59 (3.29%) QA
3 48 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.17%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.17%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.056%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.056%) ISO27002
System Software
1 666 (37.19%) Active Directory
2 255 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 67 (3.74%) XenApp
5 57 (3.18%) vSphere
6 40 (2.23%) Terminal Services
7 33 (1.84%) XenServer
8 31 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 30 (1.68%) XenDesktop
10 26 (1.45%) Xen
11 19 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.95%) Terminal Server
13 9 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.39%) Snort
14 7 (0.39%) SRDF
14 7 (0.39%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.39%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.28%) Varnish
16 4 (0.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 123 (6.87%) SCCM
2 46 (2.57%) SCOM
3 32 (1.79%) Puppet
4 28 (1.56%) Nagios
5 26 (1.45%) LiteSpeed
6 25 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 20 (1.12%) EdgeSight
8 20 (1.12%) SCOrch
9 17 (0.95%) Backup Exec
9 17 (0.95%) WSUS
10 16 (0.89%) Tivoli
11 15 (0.84%) Cobbler
12 11 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
12 11 (0.61%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.61%) WMI
13 10 (0.56%) cPanel
13 10 (0.56%) HP SIM
13 10 (0.56%) Plesk
Vendors
1 715 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 430 (24.01%) VMware
3 294 (16.42%) Citrix
4 220 (12.28%) Cisco
5 103 (5.75%) Oracle
6 88 (4.91%) HP
7 59 (3.29%) NetApp
8 55 (3.07%) Symantec
9 54 (3.02%) AppSense
10 50 (2.79%) Intel Security
11 46 (2.57%) Dell
12 40 (2.23%) CheckPoint
13 37 (2.07%) Juniper
14 36 (2.01%) Apple
15 34 (1.90%) EMC
16 30 (1.68%) Sophos
16 30 (1.68%) Twitter
17 27 (1.51%) Facebook
18 26 (1.45%) IBM
19 25 (1.40%) Google
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Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Flexitime
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
NECS
Salary: £21,909 - 28,462 per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AAP3
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience +Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 23 days holiday, free parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + fast progression opportunities
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago