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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 806 1032 1185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.22% 15.44% 16.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.79% 64.82% 67.10%
Number of salaries quoted 671 823 950
Median salary £38,500 £32,500 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.46% -5.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1244 1592 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.41% 23.81% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1287 1440
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -4 457 £40,000 +14.28% 87
Cheshire -5 164 £30,500 -8.27% 35
Merseyside +3 118 £36,000 +20.00% 17
Lancashire -1 53 £35,000 +18.64% 11
Cumbria -4 13 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 667 (42.73%) Microsoft
2 612 (39.21%) Windows Server
3 546 (34.98%) Active Directory
4 407 (26.07%) SQL Server
5 363 (23.25%) SQL
5 363 (23.25%) VMware
6 344 (22.04%) ITIL
7 340 (21.78%) .NET
8 320 (20.50%) C#
9 315 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
9 315 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 306 (19.60%) MS Excel
11 281 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 261 (16.72%) Linux
13 246 (15.76%) Finance
14 231 (14.80%) Citrix
15 218 (13.97%) MS Exchange
16 208 (13.32%) Windows 7
17 199 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 190 (12.17%) Firewall
19 187 (11.98%) PowerShell
20 184 (11.79%) MS Office
21 183 (11.72%) HTML
21 183 (11.72%) JavaScript
22 177 (11.34%) Scrum
23 173 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
24 167 (10.70%) DNS
25 162 (10.38%) ASP.NET
26 158 (10.12%) Cisco
27 155 (9.93%) TDD

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
1 218 (13.97%) MS Exchange
2 111 (7.11%) IIS
3 105 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 89 (5.70%) SharePoint
5 75 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 54 (3.46%) Apache
7 47 (3.01%) WebSphere
8 41 (2.63%) JBoss
9 40 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 29 (1.86%) Tomcat
11 28 (1.79%) WebLogic
12 27 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (1.67%) OpenStack
14 25 (1.60%) CloudStack
15 24 (1.54%) CMS
16 21 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
17 18 (1.15%) Confluence
18 16 (1.02%) NServiceBus
18 16 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 306 (19.60%) MS Excel
2 184 (11.79%) MS Office
3 23 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 14 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.64%) Lorenzo
3 7 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.064%) BPCS
5 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.064%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.064%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.064%) Primavera
5 1 (0.064%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 112 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (6.73%) Office 365
3 60 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.22%) IaaS
5 18 (1.15%) PaaS
6 16 (1.02%) SaaS
7 9 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.38%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.13%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 190 (12.17%) Firewall
2 167 (10.70%) DNS
3 144 (9.22%) DHCP
4 128 (8.20%) SAN
5 101 (6.47%) Internet
6 99 (6.34%) TCP/IP
7 95 (6.09%) VPN
8 82 (5.25%) LAN
9 79 (5.06%) WAN
10 55 (3.52%) Wireless
11 50 (3.20%) VoIP
12 38 (2.43%) VLAN
13 34 (2.18%) MPLS
14 27 (1.73%) HTTP
15 26 (1.67%) Network Security
16 24 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
18 17 (1.09%) 802.11
19 16 (1.02%) IP Telephony
20 15 (0.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (26.07%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.61%) SQL Server 2014
3 66 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 61 (3.91%) MySQL
6 51 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.47%) DTS
10 20 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 18 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
13 17 (1.09%) DB2
13 17 (1.09%) MongoDB
14 16 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (0.70%) NoSQL
18 10 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
18 10 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 87 (5.57%) NUnit
2 84 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 81 (5.19%) MSTest
4 61 (3.91%) Moq
4 61 (3.91%) Rhino Mocks
5 59 (3.78%) Selenium
6 55 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (3.40%) JIRA
8 49 (3.14%) Jenkins
9 41 (2.63%) SpecFlow
10 33 (2.11%) Git (software)
11 31 (1.99%) Subversion
12 22 (1.41%) Ant
13 18 (1.15%) Gradle
14 17 (1.09%) JMeter
14 17 (1.09%) TestNG
15 16 (1.02%) Eclipse
15 16 (1.02%) FxCop
15 16 (1.02%) StyleCop
15 16 (1.02%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 246 (15.76%) Finance
2 73 (4.68%) Marketing
3 63 (4.04%) Law
4 61 (3.91%) Banking
5 59 (3.78%) Retail
6 53 (3.40%) Legal
7 43 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 41 (2.63%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.86%) Electronics
10 20 (1.28%) Games
11 12 (0.77%) Back Office
12 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.58%) German Language
14 8 (0.51%) French Language
15 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.32%) Automotive
16 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.19%) Publishing
18 2 (0.13%) Advertising
18 2 (0.13%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 329 (21.08%) Developer
2 273 (17.49%) Analyst
3 190 (12.17%) .NET Developer
4 147 (9.42%) Support Engineer
5 133 (8.52%) IT Support
6 130 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 130 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 101 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 100 (6.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 91 (5.83%) Administrator
10 88 (5.64%) Applications Support
11 80 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
12 73 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
13 70 (4.48%) Service Analyst
14 66 (4.23%) IT Engineer
15 65 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
16 63 (4.04%) Tester
17 57 (3.65%) IT Analyst
18 55 (3.52%) Senior Developer
19 54 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (21.78%) .NET
2 183 (11.72%) HTML
3 162 (10.38%) ASP.NET
4 154 (9.87%) CSS
5 138 (8.84%) Web Services
6 106 (6.79%) .NET Framework
7 105 (6.73%) jQuery
7 105 (6.73%) XML
8 93 (5.96%) WCF
9 89 (5.70%) WinForms
10 85 (5.45%) WPF
11 83 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 77 (4.93%) Castle Windsor
13 61 (3.91%) Ninject
13 61 (3.91%) Spring.NET
13 61 (3.91%) Unity DI Container
14 52 (3.33%) SOAP
15 50 (3.20%) HTML5
16 49 (3.14%) JSON
17 47 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (8.20%) iPad
3 99 (6.34%) Enterprise Software
4 75 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 75 (4.80%) Data Centre
5 62 (3.97%) Inversion of Control
6 53 (3.40%) Replication
7 51 (3.27%) Driving Licence
8 50 (3.20%) User Experience
9 45 (2.88%) Clustering
10 41 (2.63%) Blackberry
11 35 (2.24%) Management Information System
12 33 (2.11%) N-Tier
13 32 (2.05%) Mobile App
14 18 (1.15%) Augmented Reality
14 18 (1.15%) Social Network
15 17 (1.09%) PMI
15 17 (1.09%) Wiki
16 15 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
17 14 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 612 (39.21%) Windows Server
2 315 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 281 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 261 (16.72%) Linux
5 208 (13.32%) Windows 7
6 141 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 136 (8.71%) Unix
8 70 (4.48%) Windows 10
9 59 (3.78%) Windows 8
10 55 (3.52%) Android
11 54 (3.46%) Windows XP
12 51 (3.27%) Mac OS X
13 47 (3.01%) Apple iOS
14 33 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (1.73%) CentOS
16 19 (1.22%) AIX
17 13 (0.83%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.77%) Debian
19 10 (0.64%) Mac OS
20 9 (0.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (22.04%) ITIL
2 315 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (11.34%) Scrum
4 155 (9.93%) TDD
5 153 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
6 142 (9.10%) MVC
7 108 (6.92%) Mentoring
8 91 (5.83%) Project Management
9 85 (5.45%) DevOps
10 84 (5.38%) Kanban
11 77 (4.93%) Dependency Injection
11 77 (4.93%) Service Delivery
12 67 (4.29%) OO
13 66 (4.23%) Software Engineering
14 65 (4.16%) ITIL V3
14 65 (4.16%) MVVM
14 65 (4.16%) Service Management
15 63 (4.04%) OOP
16 62 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
17 57 (3.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 363 (23.25%) SQL
2 320 (20.50%) C#
3 187 (11.98%) PowerShell
4 183 (11.72%) JavaScript
5 119 (7.62%) Java
6 90 (5.77%) C++
7 80 (5.12%) VB.NET
8 79 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 62 (3.97%) VB
10 50 (3.20%) Python
11 48 (3.07%) PHP
12 39 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 39 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 35 (2.24%) VBScript
14 32 (2.05%) Perl
15 28 (1.79%) Ruby
16 21 (1.35%) C
17 14 (0.90%) VBA
18 13 (0.83%) Apple Swift
19 11 (0.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 173 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (9.87%) Degree
3 91 (5.83%) MCSE
4 79 (5.06%) MCSA
5 56 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (3.14%) CCNA
7 47 (3.01%) MCITP
8 42 (2.69%) ISEB
9 38 (2.43%) MCP
10 34 (2.18%) Security Cleared
11 29 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
12 25 (1.60%) SC Cleared
13 24 (1.54%) ISTQB
14 22 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.22%) PMI Certification
16 16 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (0.96%) MCT
18 13 (0.83%) CCA
19 11 (0.70%) CISSP
20 9 (0.58%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.02%) SLA
2 75 (4.80%) QA
3 35 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.64%) WAI
6 7 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.19%) HL7
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.064%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.064%) ISO27002
System Software
1 546 (34.98%) Active Directory
2 199 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (8.20%) Hyper-V
4 86 (5.51%) XenApp
5 68 (4.36%) vSphere
6 41 (2.63%) XenDesktop
7 34 (2.18%) XenServer
8 33 (2.11%) Xen
9 29 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (1.35%) Terminal Services
11 19 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.90%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.51%) Varnish
15 7 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.38%) Firmware
16 6 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.38%) vCloud
16 6 (0.38%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 106 (6.79%) SCCM
2 57 (3.65%) Puppet
3 54 (3.46%) SCOM
4 44 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (2.18%) Nagios
6 26 (1.67%) Tivoli
7 25 (1.60%) Cobbler
7 25 (1.60%) SCOrch
8 23 (1.47%) EdgeSight
9 21 (1.35%) AirWatch
10 20 (1.28%) Backup Exec
11 19 (1.22%) WSUS
12 18 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (0.96%) WMI
14 14 (0.90%) LiteSpeed
15 10 (0.64%) HP SIM
16 8 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 7 (0.45%) Ansible
17 7 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 667 (42.73%) Microsoft
2 363 (23.25%) VMware
3 231 (14.80%) Citrix
4 158 (10.12%) Cisco
5 109 (6.98%) Oracle
6 70 (4.48%) HP
7 39 (2.50%) Apple
8 38 (2.43%) CheckPoint
9 37 (2.37%) iManage
10 36 (2.31%) IBM
10 36 (2.31%) Juniper
11 33 (2.11%) Dell
12 32 (2.05%) Remedy
13 28 (1.79%) Intel Security
14 26 (1.67%) EMC
14 26 (1.67%) SAP
15 25 (1.60%) EnterpriseDB
16 22 (1.41%) Veeam
17 21 (1.35%) Avaya
18 19 (1.22%) Facebook
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