The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 32 27 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 17.02% 16.88% 23.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 71.05% 57.35%
Number of salaries quoted 32 21 39
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Windows
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 38 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 29.79% 23.75% 41.72%
Number of salaries quoted 55 31 66
Average salary £34,500 £27,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.45% -12.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Stockport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Windows
Salary Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Stockport region.

Windows Salary Trend in Stockport

Windows
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Stockport

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 27 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.71%) C#
4 19 (33.93%) .NET
5 17 (30.36%) SQL
6 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 15 (26.79%) Web Services
8 13 (23.21%) TDD
9 12 (21.43%) Linux
10 11 (19.64%) C++
10 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
10 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
10 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
11 10 (17.86%) DNS
11 10 (17.86%) DHCP
11 10 (17.86%) OO
11 10 (17.86%) XML
11 10 (17.86%) MS Office
11 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
11 10 (17.86%) MVC
11 10 (17.86%) WCF
11 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (16.07%) Oracle
12 9 (16.07%) Java
13 8 (14.29%) JDBC
13 8 (14.29%) SOAP
13 8 (14.29%) OOP
13 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 7 (12.50%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Office
2 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
2 10 (17.86%) DNS
2 10 (17.86%) DHCP
3 8 (14.29%) Firewall
3 8 (14.29%) VLAN
3 8 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 7 (12.50%) LAN
4 7 (12.50%) WAN
5 6 (10.71%) SAN
6 3 (5.36%) Intranet
6 3 (5.36%) Internet
7 2 (3.57%) NAS
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Ant
1 7 (12.50%) JUnit
1 7 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 5 (8.93%) NUnit
2 5 (8.93%) MSTest
2 5 (8.93%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (8.93%) Moq
3 4 (7.14%) JIRA
3 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 8 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Tester
4 6 (10.71%) QA Tester
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Network Support
6 4 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support
7 3 (5.36%) Lead Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.36%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 15 (26.79%) Web Services
3 10 (17.86%) XML
3 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
3 10 (17.86%) WCF
3 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (14.29%) JNDI
4 8 (14.29%) JDBC
4 8 (14.29%) JMS
4 8 (14.29%) SOAP
5 7 (12.50%) WinForms
5 7 (12.50%) EJB
5 7 (12.50%) J2EE
6 6 (10.71%) HTML
7 5 (8.93%) CSS
7 5 (8.93%) HTML5
7 5 (8.93%) WPF
7 5 (8.93%) LINQ
7 5 (8.93%) Castle Windsor
7 5 (8.93%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 7 (12.50%) iPhone
1 7 (12.50%) iPad
2 6 (10.71%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.93%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) User Experience
7 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.57%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) TDD
3 10 (17.86%) MVC
3 10 (17.86%) OO
4 8 (14.29%) OOP
4 8 (14.29%) Scrum
5 7 (12.50%) Change Control
6 5 (8.93%) Web Application Development
6 5 (8.93%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (8.93%) MVVM
6 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.93%) Kanban
7 4 (7.14%) Product Management
7 4 (7.14%) Coaching
7 4 (7.14%) Test Management
7 4 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.14%) Web Design
8 3 (5.36%) System Testing
8 3 (5.36%) SDLC
9 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) C#
2 17 (30.36%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) C++
4 9 (16.07%) Java
5 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.14%) VB
7 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.57%) Python
7 2 (3.57%) VB6
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby
7 2 (3.57%) Perl
7 2 (3.57%) PHP
7 2 (3.57%) C
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.50%) MCDST
2 7 (12.50%) CCENT
3 6 (10.71%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) CCA
4 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.57%) NCDA
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.57%) vSphere
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) Oracle
3 8 (14.29%) VMware
4 7 (12.50%) Apple
5 3 (5.36%) Citrix
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco
6 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.57%) NetApp
6 2 (3.57%) Wyse
7 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Intel
7 1 (1.79%) Avaya
7 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.79%) Symantec
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