Period
to 26 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Windows Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 204 273
Rank change year-on-year +28 +69 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 12 19 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.34% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 12
Median annual salary £46,000 £35,000 £40,264
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.43% -13.07% +49.13%
10th Percentile £35,900 £25,700 £23,575
90th Percentile £55,250 £60,000 £49,409
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% +52.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,374 5,068 6,338
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 96.08% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,936 4,145 5,365
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,375 £71,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in Manchester

Windows Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Windows Engineer in Manchester

Windows Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Engineer in Manchester

Windows Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 26 February 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +11 1 £42,500 +49.12%
Salford - 1 £42,000 - 1
Windows Engineer
North West

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, Windows Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 10 (83.33%) Azure
4 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
5 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (58.33%) DevOps
5 7 (58.33%) IIS
6 6 (50.00%) SQL
7 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
7 5 (41.67%) SAN
7 5 (41.67%) IaaS
7 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (41.67%) Server Building
8 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (33.33%) Firewall
9 3 (25.00%) NetApp
9 3 (25.00%) VoIP
9 3 (25.00%) DHCP
9 3 (25.00%) DNS
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 3 (25.00%) EMC
9 3 (25.00%) Veeam
9 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (25.00%) AWS
9 3 (25.00%) Server Management
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (16.67%) Terraform

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (58.33%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) Azure
2 5 (41.67%) IaaS
3 3 (25.00%) AWS
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (8.33%) PaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) DevOps
3 5 (41.67%) Server Building
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Server Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (8.33%) Storage Management
6 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) Docker
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Terraform
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) EMC
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) NetApp
2 3 (25.00%) Veeam
3 2 (16.67%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos