Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Manchester > Bolton
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 32 16
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 30 13 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 22.73% 6.74% 15.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 93.75% 86.67% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 29 13 40
Bolton median annual salary £24,000 £29,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% -26.58% +12.86%
10th Percentile £20,250 £24,000 £20,563
90th Percentile £34,750 £38,300 £47,500
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bolton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 32 15 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 24.24% 7.77% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 31 15 38
Bolton median annual salary £24,000 £31,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.81% -16.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £20,250 £24,000 £20,563
90th Percentile £38,750 £38,250 £46,450
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bolton.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bolton

Windows
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Salary trend for Windows in Bolton

Windows
Salary Histogram in Bolton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bolton over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Bolton

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (63.33%) VMware
3 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (43.33%) Firewall
5 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 10 (33.33%) Driving Licence
6 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (26.67%) Unified Communications
7 8 (26.67%) ITIL
7 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco
8 7 (23.33%) Citrix
8 7 (23.33%) Office 365
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Server
9 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (16.67%) SQL
10 5 (16.67%) Break/Fix
10 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (13.33%) C#
11 4 (13.33%) Oracle
11 4 (13.33%) Firmware

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton 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 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (26.67%) Unified Communications
4 4 (13.33%) DHCP
4 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) WAN
5 3 (10.00%) Wireless
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (6.67%) SSL
6 2 (6.67%) VLAN
6 2 (6.67%) VPN
7 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Electronics
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Desktop Support
2 7 (23.33%) Server Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Electronics Technician
4 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Hardware Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) EPoS
3 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (16.67%) Break/Fix
3 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Web Filtering
6 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Logistics
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) CCNA
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) VMware Server
4 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (13.33%) Firmware
6 3 (10.00%) XenApp
7 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) VMware
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle
5 3 (10.00%) Apple
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) Meraki
6 2 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (6.67%) Sophos
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam