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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 984 1124 1162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 16.12% 15.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.58% 64.67% 60.62%
Number of salaries quoted 799 932 974
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
1456 1738 1917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 24.93% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1186 1445 1656
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 0 483 £35,000 +6.06% 92
Cheshire +1 316 £35,000 +7.69% 56
Lancashire +3 97 £35,000 +19.98% 17
Merseyside +3 85 £30,000 -14.28% 12
Cumbria +6 8 £24,750 +3.12% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 904 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 648 (30.41%) VMware
3 630 (29.56%) Active Directory
4 613 (28.77%) SQL Server
5 571 (26.79%) SQL
6 447 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 417 (19.57%) .NET
8 410 (19.24%) MS Exchange
9 401 (18.82%) MS Excel
10 397 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
11 387 (18.16%) C#
12 375 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 357 (16.75%) Citrix
14 353 (16.56%) Finance
15 351 (16.47%) Windows 7
16 335 (15.72%) ITIL
17 332 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
18 318 (14.92%) Linux
19 305 (14.31%) Cisco
20 301 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
21 292 (13.70%) DNS
22 276 (12.95%) MS Office
23 255 (11.97%) Degree
24 252 (11.83%) SAN
25 236 (11.07%) ASP.NET
26 230 (10.79%) Firewall
27 227 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
28 224 (10.51%) DHCP
29 220 (10.32%) HTML
30 218 (10.23%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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
1 410 (19.24%) MS Exchange
2 214 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 191 (8.96%) SharePoint
4 140 (6.57%) IIS
5 137 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 100 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 57 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 44 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 43 (2.02%) WebLogic
10 42 (1.97%) WebSphere
11 39 (1.83%) Apache
12 38 (1.78%) Lync
13 27 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (1.03%) CMS
15 19 (0.89%) Tomcat
16 18 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 17 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.70%) JBoss
19 14 (0.66%) Drupal
20 13 (0.61%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 401 (18.82%) MS Excel
2 276 (12.95%) MS Office
3 27 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.22%) MS Project
5 13 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.14%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.094%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.047%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.047%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.47%) Magento
3 8 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.23%) Sage 50
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.14%) Primavera
8 2 (0.094%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.094%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.094%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.047%) Agresso
9 1 (0.047%) Exstream
9 1 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 125 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (5.44%) Office 365
3 45 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.17%) IBM PureFlex
5 8 (0.38%) SaaS
6 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.094%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.094%) GitHub
10 2 (0.094%) IaaS
10 2 (0.094%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 292 (13.70%) DNS
2 252 (11.83%) SAN
3 230 (10.79%) Firewall
4 224 (10.51%) DHCP
5 214 (10.04%) TCP/IP
6 189 (8.87%) LAN
7 181 (8.49%) WAN
8 168 (7.88%) VPN
9 100 (4.69%) Internet
10 97 (4.55%) VoIP
11 79 (3.71%) Wireless
12 58 (2.72%) VLAN
13 54 (2.53%) NAS
14 46 (2.16%) Ethernet
15 42 (1.97%) HTTP
15 42 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
16 41 (1.92%) Broadband
17 29 (1.36%) Network Security
18 27 (1.27%) iSCSI
18 27 (1.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 613 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 187 (8.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 102 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 89 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 69 (3.24%) MySQL
6 66 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 60 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 55 (2.58%) Oracle Database
9 44 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
10 43 (2.02%) DB2
11 41 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 28 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
15 23 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
16 20 (0.94%) NoSQL
16 20 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
17 17 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
19 12 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 91 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 84 (3.94%) NUnit
3 79 (3.71%) Visual Studio
4 60 (2.82%) MSTest
5 49 (2.30%) Git (software)
6 41 (1.92%) Moq
7 40 (1.88%) Subversion
8 38 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 36 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
10 29 (1.36%) MSI
11 27 (1.27%) Selenium
12 23 (1.08%) JIRA
12 23 (1.08%) Ant
13 21 (0.99%) JUnit
14 15 (0.70%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.70%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.56%) HP UFT
15 12 (0.56%) Maven
16 11 (0.52%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 353 (16.56%) Finance
2 79 (3.71%) Retail
3 52 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 51 (2.39%) Banking
5 47 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 45 (2.11%) Legal
7 40 (1.88%) Law
8 29 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.08%) Advertising
10 17 (0.80%) Marketing
11 15 (0.70%) Publishing
11 15 (0.70%) Back Office
12 13 (0.61%) Electronics
12 13 (0.61%) Games
13 12 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.47%) Automotive
15 9 (0.42%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.23%) Billing
17 4 (0.19%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 420 (19.71%) Developer
2 272 (12.76%) Analyst
3 203 (9.53%) Support Engineer
4 157 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 146 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 135 (6.34%) IT Support
7 123 (5.77%) C# Developer
8 119 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support
9 108 (5.07%) Administrator
10 107 (5.02%) Support Analyst
10 107 (5.02%) Software Developer
11 100 (4.69%) Architect
12 96 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
13 94 (4.41%) DBA
14 77 (3.61%) Consultant
15 74 (3.47%) SQL DBA
16 71 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
17 65 (3.05%) Service Analyst
18 64 (3.00%) IT Support Engineer
19 60 (2.82%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (19.57%) .NET
2 236 (11.07%) ASP.NET
3 220 (10.32%) HTML
4 218 (10.23%) Web Services
5 194 (9.10%) CSS
6 189 (8.87%) XML
7 159 (7.46%) .NET Framework
8 152 (7.13%) WCF
9 126 (5.91%) WPF
10 120 (5.63%) jQuery
11 111 (5.21%) WinForms
12 93 (4.36%) SOAP
13 90 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 86 (4.04%) LINQ
15 69 (3.24%) REST
16 68 (3.19%) Entity Framework
17 66 (3.10%) HTML5
18 55 (2.58%) Middleware
19 54 (2.53%) Ajax
19 54 (2.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 178 (8.35%) Data Centre
2 176 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 90 (4.22%) Replication
5 77 (3.61%) Clustering
6 61 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 59 (2.77%) Blackberry
8 54 (2.53%) Client/Server
9 50 (2.35%) Management Information System
10 45 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
11 42 (1.97%) Statistics
12 40 (1.88%) N-Tier
12 40 (1.88%) iPhone
13 31 (1.45%) Mainframe
14 30 (1.41%) Thin Client
14 30 (1.41%) Fat Client
14 30 (1.41%) FlexPod
15 29 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (1.22%) iPad
17 24 (1.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 447 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
2 351 (16.47%) Windows 7
3 332 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 318 (14.92%) Linux
5 227 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 207 (9.71%) UNIX
7 194 (9.10%) Windows XP
8 170 (7.98%) Windows 8
9 128 (6.01%) Android
10 103 (4.83%) Apple iOS
11 64 (3.00%) AIX
12 58 (2.72%) Solaris
12 58 (2.72%) Windows Mobile
13 42 (1.97%) Windows Vista
14 39 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 34 (1.60%) SUSE
16 33 (1.55%) Windows Phone
17 31 (1.45%) HPUX
18 30 (1.41%) Mac OS X
19 23 (1.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (15.72%) ITIL
3 190 (8.92%) TDD
4 170 (7.98%) MVC
5 134 (6.29%) Migration
6 129 (6.05%) Scrum
7 127 (5.96%) OO
8 126 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
9 125 (5.87%) Software Engineering
10 116 (5.44%) Mentoring
11 113 (5.30%) SDLC
12 103 (4.83%) Project Management
13 93 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 83 (3.89%) Service Delivery
14 83 (3.89%) Incident Management
15 78 (3.66%) UML
15 78 (3.66%) Business Continuity
16 77 (3.61%) MVVM
17 73 (3.43%) Service Management
18 64 (3.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 571 (26.79%) SQL
2 387 (18.16%) C#
3 199 (9.34%) JavaScript
4 146 (6.85%) Java
5 124 (5.82%) PowerShell
6 121 (5.68%) C++
7 116 (5.44%) T-SQL
8 102 (4.79%) VB
9 82 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 81 (3.80%) C
11 56 (2.63%) PHP
12 49 (2.30%) VBA
13 37 (1.74%) VBScript
14 30 (1.41%) Perl
15 25 (1.17%) Objective-C
16 23 (1.08%) VB6
17 19 (0.89%) Python
18 17 (0.80%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.75%) Ruby
20 15 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 301 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 255 (11.97%) Degree
3 176 (8.26%) MCSE
4 144 (6.76%) MCITP
5 121 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (5.58%) MCP
7 108 (5.07%) CCNA
8 97 (4.55%) MCSA
9 81 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 80 (3.75%) Security Cleared
11 72 (3.38%) MCTS
12 51 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
13 48 (2.25%) ISEB
14 46 (2.16%) CCA
15 44 (2.06%) SC Cleared
16 35 (1.64%) CCNP
17 25 (1.17%) ISTQB
17 25 (1.17%) MCDST
18 23 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.19%) SLA
2 79 (3.71%) QA
3 40 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.38%) WAI
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.14%) GAMP
9 2 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.047%) COBIT
10 1 (0.047%) GMP
10 1 (0.047%) GLP
10 1 (0.047%) HL7
System Software
1 630 (29.56%) Active Directory
2 375 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 199 (9.34%) Hyper-V
4 97 (4.55%) XenApp
5 96 (4.50%) XenDesktop
6 77 (3.61%) vSphere
7 50 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 44 (2.06%) VMware ESX
9 37 (1.74%) XenServer
10 26 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (1.08%) KVM
12 19 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 17 (0.80%) VMware Server
14 16 (0.75%) Terminal Server
15 14 (0.66%) vCloud
16 11 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
17 8 (0.38%) Firmware
18 5 (0.23%) Snort
18 5 (0.23%) Xen
19 4 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 121 (5.68%) SCCM
2 43 (2.02%) SCOM
3 34 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 30 (1.41%) Tivoli
5 28 (1.31%) WSUS
6 24 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.61%) Puppet
9 11 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (0.52%) Data Guard
9 11 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (0.42%) MOM
10 9 (0.42%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.33%) Nagios
13 6 (0.28%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.28%) XenMobile
13 6 (0.28%) cPanel
Vendors
1 904 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 648 (30.41%) VMware
3 357 (16.75%) Citrix
4 305 (14.31%) Cisco
5 213 (10.00%) HP
6 186 (8.73%) Oracle
7 140 (6.57%) NetApp
8 77 (3.61%) Dell
9 74 (3.47%) IBM
10 72 (3.38%) Juniper
11 69 (3.24%) Symantec
12 66 (3.10%) EMC
13 60 (2.82%) Apple
14 55 (2.58%) Red Hat
15 45 (2.11%) AppSense
16 35 (1.64%) CheckPoint
17 29 (1.36%) SAP
17 29 (1.36%) McAfee
18 27 (1.27%) Veeam
19 26 (1.22%) Brocade
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ECS
Salary: Competative
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Send
Salary: From £15,000 to £15,000 per annum + great training + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
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Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + Depending on Exp +Bonus
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £54000 per annum
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Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £38000 per annum
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TEKsystems
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Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Research Councils UK
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