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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1001 1097 1291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.01% 17.81% 17.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.62% 70.10% 69.15%
Number of salaries quoted 832 868 1112
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
1549 1565 1867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.77% 25.41% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1284 1253 1607
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -3 553 £36,500 -8.10% 72
Cheshire -1 210 £29,750 -8.46% 40
Merseyside -1 163 £42,500 +16.40% 13
Lancashire -6 65 £35,500 +9.23% 5
Cumbria +1 9 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 839 (46.61%) Microsoft
2 714 (39.67%) Windows Server
3 661 (36.72%) Active Directory
4 524 (29.11%) SQL Server
5 514 (28.56%) VMware
6 386 (21.44%) SQL
7 383 (21.28%) ITIL
8 367 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 358 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
10 356 (19.78%) Linux
11 342 (19.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 337 (18.72%) .NET
13 329 (18.28%) C#
14 325 (18.06%) MS Excel
15 317 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 278 (15.44%) Finance
17 257 (14.28%) MS Exchange
17 257 (14.28%) Windows 7
18 245 (13.61%) PowerShell
19 243 (13.50%) Citrix
20 241 (13.39%) Hyper-V
21 230 (12.78%) DNS
22 217 (12.06%) MS Office
23 214 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
24 205 (11.39%) Cisco
25 202 (11.22%) Firewall
26 201 (11.17%) Scrum
27 183 (10.17%) ASP.NET
28 180 (10.00%) Office 365
29 176 (9.78%) DHCP

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
1 257 (14.28%) MS Exchange
2 151 (8.39%) IIS
3 134 (7.44%) SharePoint
4 105 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 94 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 72 (4.00%) Apache
7 47 (2.61%) Tomcat
8 45 (2.50%) JBoss
9 42 (2.33%) WebSphere
10 36 (2.00%) WebLogic
11 31 (1.72%) Skype for Business
12 29 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 28 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 27 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
15 24 (1.33%) CloudStack
16 23 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (1.22%) NServiceBus
18 12 (0.67%) Confluence
19 11 (0.61%) NetWeaver
20 9 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 325 (18.06%) MS Excel
2 217 (12.06%) MS Office
3 33 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.17%) Acrobat
5 8 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.28%) Line 50
3 5 (0.28%) Sage X3
4 4 (0.22%) Magento
4 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.11%) BPCS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.056%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.056%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.056%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 180 (10.00%) Office 365
2 153 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.72%) IaaS
5 30 (1.67%) SaaS
6 29 (1.61%) PaaS
7 20 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.33%) G Suite
11 5 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.22%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.22%) GitHub
12 4 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 230 (12.78%) DNS
2 202 (11.22%) Firewall
3 176 (9.78%) DHCP
4 123 (6.83%) WAN
5 121 (6.72%) TCP/IP
6 119 (6.61%) LAN
7 112 (6.22%) Internet
7 112 (6.22%) VPN
8 103 (5.72%) SAN
9 63 (3.50%) VoIP
10 49 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
11 46 (2.56%) VLAN
12 41 (2.28%) HTTP
13 34 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (1.83%) Wireless
15 29 (1.61%) MPLS
16 23 (1.28%) NetScaler
16 23 (1.28%) Network Security
17 22 (1.22%) SNMP
18 20 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 524 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 76 (4.22%) MySQL
4 69 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 62 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 42 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 38 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 30 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 24 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 22 (1.22%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.00%) DB2
14 17 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
15 16 (0.89%) DTS
16 14 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (5.44%) NUnit
2 95 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 88 (4.89%) MSTest
3 88 (4.89%) Visual Studio
4 71 (3.94%) JIRA
5 70 (3.89%) Moq
5 70 (3.89%) Selenium
6 68 (3.78%) Rhino Mocks
7 67 (3.72%) Jenkins
8 54 (3.00%) Git (software)
9 47 (2.61%) SpecFlow
10 31 (1.72%) Subversion
11 28 (1.56%) Ant
12 22 (1.22%) FxCop
12 22 (1.22%) StyleCop
13 20 (1.11%) HP UFT
14 19 (1.06%) JUnit
15 18 (1.00%) Eclipse
16 15 (0.83%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 278 (15.44%) Finance
2 74 (4.11%) Marketing
3 71 (3.94%) Banking
4 54 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.11%) Retail
6 35 (1.94%) Legal
7 30 (1.67%) Law
8 25 (1.39%) Games
8 25 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.22%) German Language
10 21 (1.17%) French Language
11 16 (0.89%) Advertising
12 14 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.61%) Back Office
14 9 (0.50%) Electronics
15 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.22%) Billing
18 3 (0.17%) Automotive
19 2 (0.11%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 334 (18.56%) Developer
2 270 (15.00%) Analyst
3 215 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 203 (11.28%) .NET Developer
5 171 (9.50%) IT Support
6 146 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 126 (7.00%) Support Analyst
8 124 (6.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 124 (6.89%) C# Developer
9 108 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 100 (5.56%) Administrator
11 99 (5.50%) IT Engineer
12 93 (5.17%) Applications Support
13 79 (4.39%) Windows Engineer
14 77 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 76 (4.22%) IT Support Engineer
16 70 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
17 67 (3.72%) .NET Software Developer
18 66 (3.67%) Server Engineer
18 66 (3.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (18.72%) .NET
2 183 (10.17%) ASP.NET
3 170 (9.44%) Web Services
4 157 (8.72%) HTML
5 133 (7.39%) CSS
6 119 (6.61%) XML
7 103 (5.72%) WCF
8 100 (5.56%) .NET Framework
9 95 (5.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 91 (5.06%) jQuery
11 87 (4.83%) Castle Windsor
12 85 (4.72%) WinForms
12 85 (4.72%) WPF
13 66 (3.67%) Ninject
13 66 (3.67%) SOAP
14 65 (3.61%) Spring.NET
14 65 (3.61%) Unity DI Container
15 51 (2.83%) HTML5
16 49 (2.72%) AngularJS
17 48 (2.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.89%) iPad
2 134 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 88 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
5 70 (3.89%) Computer Science
6 66 (3.67%) Inversion of Control
7 46 (2.56%) User Experience
8 43 (2.39%) Management Information System
9 38 (2.11%) Clustering
9 38 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 37 (2.06%) Driving Licence
11 36 (2.00%) N-Tier
12 30 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (1.50%) Private Cloud
14 23 (1.28%) PMI
15 22 (1.22%) Replication
16 21 (1.17%) Blackberry
16 21 (1.17%) CMDB
17 19 (1.06%) Mainframe
17 19 (1.06%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 714 (39.67%) Windows Server
2 367 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 356 (19.78%) Linux
4 342 (19.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 257 (14.28%) Windows 7
6 143 (7.94%) Unix
7 123 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 111 (6.17%) Windows 10
9 97 (5.39%) Windows 8
10 66 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 57 (3.17%) Mac OS X
12 51 (2.83%) Android
12 51 (2.83%) Apple iOS
13 42 (2.33%) Windows XP
14 39 (2.17%) CentOS
15 34 (1.89%) HPUX
16 15 (0.83%) AIX
17 13 (0.72%) Windows Phone
18 12 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 10 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (21.28%) ITIL
2 358 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (11.17%) Scrum
4 166 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
5 164 (9.11%) TDD
6 135 (7.50%) MVC
7 112 (6.22%) Mentoring
8 101 (5.61%) DevOps
9 91 (5.06%) Service Delivery
10 90 (5.00%) Kanban
11 89 (4.94%) Configuration Management
12 88 (4.89%) Dependency Injection
13 82 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 80 (4.44%) Service Management
15 75 (4.17%) MVVM
16 68 (3.78%) Software Engineering
16 68 (3.78%) Web Development
17 66 (3.67%) Project Management
18 62 (3.44%) ITIL V3
19 59 (3.28%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 386 (21.44%) SQL
2 329 (18.28%) C#
3 245 (13.61%) PowerShell
4 155 (8.61%) JavaScript
5 102 (5.67%) Java
6 100 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 84 (4.67%) Python
8 80 (4.44%) VB
9 78 (4.33%) C++
10 58 (3.22%) Shell Script
11 49 (2.72%) Bash Shell
12 46 (2.56%) Ruby
13 38 (2.11%) VBScript
14 34 (1.89%) Perl
15 33 (1.83%) PHP
16 28 (1.56%) C
17 27 (1.50%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.78%) VB6
19 13 (0.72%) Apple Swift
19 13 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 214 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 137 (7.61%) MCSE
3 136 (7.56%) Degree
4 88 (4.89%) MCSA
5 73 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (3.67%) MCITP
7 61 (3.39%) CCNA
8 55 (3.06%) ISEB
9 49 (2.72%) MCP
10 40 (2.22%) Security Cleared
11 31 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (1.50%) SC Cleared
13 26 (1.44%) PMI Certification
14 22 (1.22%) MOS
15 19 (1.06%) CCNP
16 18 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.83%) DBS Check
18 14 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (0.78%) MCT
19 13 (0.72%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.94%) SLA
2 94 (5.22%) QA
3 25 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.00%) WAI
5 11 (0.61%) HL7
6 10 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.056%) GCP
10 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 661 (36.72%) Active Directory
2 317 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 241 (13.39%) Hyper-V
4 95 (5.28%) vSphere
5 71 (3.94%) XenApp
6 42 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 28 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
8 26 (1.44%) Terminal Services
9 25 (1.39%) Xen
9 25 (1.39%) XenServer
10 20 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (1.06%) vCloud
12 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 15 (0.83%) VMware Server
13 14 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (0.67%) VMware ESX
14 12 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.44%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 108 (6.00%) SCCM
2 95 (5.28%) Puppet
3 72 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (3.89%) SCOM
5 34 (1.89%) SCOrch
6 27 (1.50%) Ansible
6 27 (1.50%) Nagios
7 26 (1.44%) WSUS
8 25 (1.39%) HP SIM
9 23 (1.28%) AirWatch
9 23 (1.28%) Tivoli
10 22 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (1.17%) Backup Exec
12 20 (1.11%) Cobbler
13 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
14 18 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 15 (0.83%) NetBackup
16 11 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (0.61%) vMotion
16 11 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 839 (46.61%) Microsoft
2 514 (28.56%) VMware
3 243 (13.50%) Citrix
4 205 (11.39%) Cisco
5 116 (6.44%) Oracle
6 94 (5.22%) HP
7 42 (2.33%) Apple
7 42 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 39 (2.17%) Intel Security
9 38 (2.11%) IBM
10 36 (2.00%) Dell
10 36 (2.00%) NetApp
11 35 (1.94%) iManage
12 33 (1.83%) EMC
13 30 (1.67%) Veeam
14 27 (1.50%) Adobe
15 26 (1.44%) Juniper
15 26 (1.44%) Remedy
16 24 (1.33%) EnterpriseDB
17 22 (1.22%) SAP
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