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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 806 1055 1104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 12.68% 15.82% 14.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.11% 66.10% 67.73%
Number of salaries quoted 676 832 902
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 £22,500 £21,300 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +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
1319 1596 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.75% 23.93% 22.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1105 1293 1340
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -5 453 £40,000 +6.66% 101
Cheshire -6 176 £30,000 -7.69% 31
Merseyside 0 129 £35,500 +10.93% 21
Lancashire -1 37 £36,250 +31.81% 7
Cumbria -4 9 £33,750 +3.84% 2
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 695 (42.82%) Microsoft
2 633 (39.00%) Windows Server
3 550 (33.89%) Active Directory
4 446 (27.48%) SQL Server
5 418 (25.75%) VMware
6 371 (22.86%) SQL
7 358 (22.06%) .NET
7 358 (22.06%) ITIL
8 340 (20.95%) C#
8 340 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
9 316 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 311 (19.16%) MS Excel
11 297 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 293 (18.05%) Linux
13 237 (14.60%) Citrix
14 236 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 233 (14.36%) Finance
16 207 (12.75%) MS Exchange
17 206 (12.69%) PowerShell
18 200 (12.32%) Windows 7
19 197 (12.14%) Firewall
20 188 (11.58%) HTML
21 187 (11.52%) MS Office
22 186 (11.46%) Scrum
23 185 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
24 184 (11.34%) DNS
25 182 (11.21%) Cisco
26 180 (11.09%) JavaScript
27 176 (10.84%) ASP.NET
28 170 (10.47%) 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
1 207 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 133 (8.19%) IIS
3 107 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 100 (6.16%) SharePoint
5 75 (4.62%) Apache
6 74 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 48 (2.96%) WebSphere
8 45 (2.77%) JBoss
9 41 (2.53%) Tomcat
10 37 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (1.91%) WebLogic
12 29 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
13 27 (1.66%) OpenStack
14 26 (1.60%) CloudStack
15 25 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 19 (1.17%) CMS
18 17 (1.05%) NServiceBus
19 15 (0.92%) Confluence
20 13 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 311 (19.16%) MS Excel
2 187 (11.52%) MS Office
3 24 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.62%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 15 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) Lorenzo
3 7 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.25%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.062%) BPCS
7 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.062%) Line 50
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.062%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.062%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.062%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 128 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (7.21%) Office 365
3 83 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.36%) IaaS
4 22 (1.36%) SaaS
5 20 (1.23%) PaaS
6 12 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.43%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.25%) GitHub
10 3 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 197 (12.14%) Firewall
2 184 (11.34%) DNS
3 149 (9.18%) DHCP
4 126 (7.76%) SAN
5 106 (6.53%) Internet
6 101 (6.22%) VPN
7 97 (5.98%) TCP/IP
8 89 (5.48%) WAN
9 86 (5.30%) LAN
10 56 (3.45%) VoIP
11 47 (2.90%) Wireless
12 35 (2.16%) VLAN
13 33 (2.03%) HTTP
13 33 (2.03%) MPLS
14 27 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
15 23 (1.42%) NetScaler
16 22 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (1.23%) Network Security
18 18 (1.11%) 802.11
18 18 (1.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (27.48%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 76 (4.68%) MySQL
4 68 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 56 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (2.34%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.60%) RDBMS
10 25 (1.54%) MongoDB
11 24 (1.48%) DTS
12 18 (1.11%) DB2
12 18 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
15 14 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
16 11 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (6.04%) NUnit
2 93 (5.73%) Visual Studio
3 88 (5.42%) MSTest
4 70 (4.31%) Moq
5 69 (4.25%) Rhino Mocks
5 69 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 63 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 62 (3.82%) Selenium
8 58 (3.57%) JIRA
9 42 (2.59%) Git (software)
10 41 (2.53%) SpecFlow
11 37 (2.28%) Subversion
12 24 (1.48%) Ant
13 19 (1.17%) Gradle
14 18 (1.11%) Eclipse
14 18 (1.11%) JMeter
14 18 (1.11%) TestNG
15 17 (1.05%) FxCop
15 17 (1.05%) JUnit
15 17 (1.05%) StyleCop
General
1 233 (14.36%) Finance
2 75 (4.62%) Marketing
3 63 (3.88%) Banking
4 59 (3.64%) Retail
5 51 (3.14%) Law
6 45 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.53%) Legal
8 39 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.48%) Games
10 21 (1.29%) Electronics
11 12 (0.74%) German Language
12 11 (0.68%) French Language
13 10 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.31%) Back Office
14 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.18%) Automotive
15 3 (0.18%) Publishing
16 2 (0.12%) Advertising
16 2 (0.12%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 355 (21.87%) Developer
2 266 (16.39%) Analyst
3 206 (12.69%) .NET Developer
4 153 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 130 (8.01%) C# Developer
6 123 (7.58%) Support Analyst
7 116 (7.15%) IT Support
8 109 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 106 (6.53%) Administrator
10 102 (6.28%) Applications Support
10 102 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
11 81 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 67 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
13 66 (4.07%) Tester
14 61 (3.76%) IT Engineer
14 61 (3.76%) Team Leader
15 60 (3.70%) Service Analyst
16 54 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
17 51 (3.14%) IT Analyst
17 51 (3.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (22.06%) .NET
2 188 (11.58%) HTML
3 176 (10.84%) ASP.NET
4 160 (9.86%) Web Services
5 151 (9.30%) CSS
6 117 (7.21%) XML
7 105 (6.47%) jQuery
8 102 (6.28%) .NET Framework
9 101 (6.22%) WCF
10 96 (5.91%) WinForms
11 94 (5.79%) WPF
12 86 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 86 (5.30%) Castle Windsor
13 69 (4.25%) Ninject
13 69 (4.25%) Spring.NET
13 69 (4.25%) Unity DI Container
14 64 (3.94%) SOAP
15 50 (3.08%) JSON
16 48 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 47 (2.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.56%) iPad
2 134 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
4 79 (4.87%) Data Centre
5 74 (4.56%) Computer Science
6 70 (4.31%) Inversion of Control
7 44 (2.71%) Driving Licence
8 42 (2.59%) User Experience
9 41 (2.53%) Clustering
10 39 (2.40%) N-Tier
11 38 (2.34%) Replication
12 34 (2.09%) Mobile App
13 33 (2.03%) Management Information System
14 29 (1.79%) Blackberry
15 19 (1.17%) PMI
16 17 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
17 15 (0.92%) Augmented Reality
18 14 (0.86%) Social Network
18 14 (0.86%) Wiki
19 13 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 633 (39.00%) Windows Server
2 316 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 297 (18.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 293 (18.05%) Linux
5 200 (12.32%) Windows 7
6 141 (8.69%) Unix
7 138 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 82 (5.05%) Windows 10
9 65 (4.00%) Windows 8
10 52 (3.20%) Mac OS X
11 50 (3.08%) Android
12 46 (2.83%) Apple iOS
13 42 (2.59%) Windows XP
14 37 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 31 (1.91%) CentOS
16 22 (1.36%) AIX
17 12 (0.74%) Debian
17 12 (0.74%) HPUX
17 12 (0.74%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (22.06%) ITIL
2 340 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
3 186 (11.46%) Scrum
4 170 (10.47%) TDD
5 167 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
6 145 (8.93%) MVC
7 124 (7.64%) Mentoring
8 91 (5.61%) DevOps
9 87 (5.36%) Kanban
10 86 (5.30%) Dependency Injection
11 83 (5.11%) Service Delivery
12 82 (5.05%) Project Management
13 77 (4.74%) MVVM
14 74 (4.56%) Configuration Management
15 73 (4.50%) Software Engineering
16 68 (4.19%) ITIL V3
17 67 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
18 66 (4.07%) Service Management
19 62 (3.82%) OOP
19 62 (3.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 371 (22.86%) SQL
2 340 (20.95%) C#
3 206 (12.69%) PowerShell
4 180 (11.09%) JavaScript
5 120 (7.39%) Java
6 89 (5.48%) C++
7 81 (4.99%) VB.NET
8 74 (4.56%) VB
9 62 (3.82%) T-SQL
10 60 (3.70%) Python
11 48 (2.96%) PHP
12 43 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 43 (2.65%) Shell Script
13 41 (2.53%) VBScript
14 35 (2.16%) Ruby
15 32 (1.97%) Perl
16 21 (1.29%) C
17 18 (1.11%) Apple Swift
18 15 (0.92%) Objective-C
19 14 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 185 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 153 (9.43%) Degree
3 112 (6.90%) MCSE
4 84 (5.18%) MCSA
5 69 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (3.76%) CCNA
7 53 (3.27%) MCITP
8 48 (2.96%) ISEB
9 42 (2.59%) Security Cleared
10 40 (2.46%) MCP
11 30 (1.85%) SC Cleared
12 26 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
13 24 (1.48%) ISTQB
14 22 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (1.36%) PMI Certification
15 18 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (0.99%) MCT
17 13 (0.80%) CCA
18 12 (0.74%) EMC Certification
19 11 (0.68%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (5.42%) SLA
2 82 (5.05%) QA
3 30 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.86%) WAI
6 5 (0.31%) HL7
7 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.062%) ISO13485
System Software
1 550 (33.89%) Active Directory
2 236 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (9.92%) Hyper-V
4 93 (5.73%) XenApp
5 70 (4.31%) vSphere
6 43 (2.65%) XenDesktop
7 34 (2.09%) XenServer
8 30 (1.85%) Xen
9 28 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (1.29%) Terminal Services
10 21 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.68%) Terminal Server
13 10 (0.62%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.55%) vCloud
14 9 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.49%) Varnish
15 8 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 97 (5.98%) SCCM
2 72 (4.44%) Puppet
3 58 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (3.57%) SCOM
4 33 (2.03%) Nagios
5 31 (1.91%) SCOrch
6 28 (1.73%) AirWatch
6 28 (1.73%) Tivoli
7 26 (1.60%) Cobbler
8 24 (1.48%) WSUS
9 21 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (1.23%) Backup Exec
10 20 (1.23%) EdgeSight
11 19 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (1.05%) HP SIM
13 15 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 12 (0.74%) Ansible
14 12 (0.74%) WMI
15 11 (0.68%) LiteSpeed
16 9 (0.55%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 695 (42.82%) Microsoft
2 418 (25.75%) VMware
3 237 (14.60%) Citrix
4 182 (11.21%) Cisco
5 114 (7.02%) Oracle
6 89 (5.48%) HP
7 40 (2.46%) IBM
8 39 (2.40%) Apple
9 37 (2.28%) Juniper
10 35 (2.16%) iManage
11 34 (2.09%) Dell
12 33 (2.03%) CheckPoint
13 31 (1.91%) Intel Security
14 30 (1.85%) EMC
15 29 (1.79%) Remedy
16 27 (1.66%) NetApp
16 27 (1.66%) SAP
17 26 (1.60%) EnterpriseDB
18 25 (1.54%) Veeam
19 18 (1.11%) Avaya
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Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum
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Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
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Sanderson
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
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Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £57500.00 per annum + package & bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Spring Technology
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
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Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
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Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: 25,000 to 40,000
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Applause IT Innovation
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Adria Solutions Ltd
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Applause IT Innovation
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Salary: £23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
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