Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Manchester > Bolton
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +17 -9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 26 14 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 27.66% 9.59% 16.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 92.86% 87.50% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 37
Bolton median annual salary £24,000 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.81% -10.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £20,325 £24,300 £19,800
90th Percentile £28,600 £38,750 £43,500
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +24.29% -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 28 16 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 29.79% 10.96% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 24 16 41
Bolton median annual salary £24,000 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.81% -10.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £20,475 £24,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £38,750 £44,125 £52,500
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%

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 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in Bolton

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
4 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco
5 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 7 (26.92%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 6 (23.08%) MCP
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) MCSA
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (23.08%) Retail
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (19.23%) CCNP
8 5 (19.23%) CCNA
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
8 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
8 5 (19.23%) SCCM
8 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (15.38%) Break/Fix
9 4 (15.38%) Decision-Making
9 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence

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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Mimecast
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) Skype
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
2 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) MS Access
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Electronics
3 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) IT Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) IT Support
3 6 (23.08%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Systems Developer
6 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Electronics Technician
6 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Graduate
7 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.85%) IT Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) EDI
2 2 (7.69%) WinForms
2 2 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
2 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Debian
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Break/Fix
2 4 (15.38%) Decision-Making
3 3 (11.54%) Case Management
3 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
3 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.85%) Logistics
5 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 4 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) MCP
1 6 (23.08%) MCSA
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (19.23%) CCNA
2 5 (19.23%) CCNP
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Firmware
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Apple
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Novell
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Pegasus
5 1 (3.85%) Sage