Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 23 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 505 234 747
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 9.09% 9.09% 11.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.25% 52.23% 54.25%
Number of salaries quoted 428 214 618
10th Percentile £24,175 £23,000 £22,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,563 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +26.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £61,563 £59,688 £48,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £62,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00% -4.00%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,005 448 1,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.09% 17.40% 21.14%
Number of salaries quoted 803 381 1,059
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £23,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.00% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £63,500 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £73,100 £67,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows in Manchester

Windows
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Altrincham +4 22 £35,000 +6.06% 9
Stockport -4 13 £25,000 -28.57% 11
Bolton -3 11 £27,500 -51.54% 8
Bury +6 6 £27,500 +41.03% 2
Cheadle - 6 £22,500 - 5
Wigan +2 2 £27,500 -8.33% 5
Salford -11 1 £67,500 +170.00% 7
Sale - 1 £19,500 - 2
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 268 (53.07%) Microsoft
2 263 (52.08%) Azure
3 205 (40.59%) Active Directory
4 195 (38.61%) Windows Server
5 166 (32.87%) Microsoft 365
6 135 (26.73%) DevOps
7 134 (26.53%) VMware
8 130 (25.74%) PowerShell
9 117 (23.17%) AWS
10 112 (22.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 109 (21.58%) Social Skills
12 95 (18.81%) Linux
13 91 (18.02%) Windows 10
14 88 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 80 (15.84%) SQL
16 78 (15.45%) SQL Server
17 72 (14.26%) Infrastructure as Code
18 69 (13.66%) Firewall
19 63 (12.48%) Microsoft Office
20 62 (12.28%) Migration
21 61 (12.08%) SCCM
22 60 (11.88%) ITIL
23 59 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
23 59 (11.68%) Terraform
24 58 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
25 54 (10.69%) DNS
26 52 (10.30%) Citrix
27 51 (10.10%) MS Exchange
28 50 (9.90%) Public Cloud
29 48 (9.50%) Problem-Solving

Windows
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 51 (10.10%) MS Exchange
2 31 (6.14%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.95%) IIS
4 6 (1.19%) Confluence
4 6 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.40%) Apache
7 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.20%) Drupal
8 1 (0.20%) JBoss
8 1 (0.20%) MTS
8 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 63 (12.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) AlphaBridge
2 1 (0.20%) Alphatax
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) Farmplan
2 1 (0.20%) KEYPrime
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 263 (52.08%) Azure
2 166 (32.87%) Microsoft 365
3 117 (23.17%) AWS
4 40 (7.92%) IaaS
5 37 (7.33%) GCP
6 36 (7.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 35 (6.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (6.14%) PaaS
9 28 (5.54%) SaaS
10 22 (4.36%) Serverless
11 18 (3.56%) GitHub
12 16 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (2.38%) Azure Service Bus
14 10 (1.98%) OneDrive
15 9 (1.78%) GitHub Actions
16 8 (1.58%) mabl
17 7 (1.39%) Power Platform
18 5 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
18 5 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
18 5 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (13.66%) Firewall
2 54 (10.69%) DNS
3 44 (8.71%) DHCP
4 43 (8.51%) VPN
5 38 (7.52%) WAN
6 36 (7.13%) LAN
7 32 (6.34%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (4.36%) TCP/IP
9 21 (4.16%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (2.97%) VLAN
11 14 (2.77%) Network Security
11 14 (2.77%) SAN
11 14 (2.77%) VoIP
12 12 (2.38%) Wireless
13 11 (2.18%) Unified Communications
14 8 (1.58%) Internet
14 8 (1.58%) MPLS
15 6 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.19%) IP Telephony
16 5 (0.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.56%) MySQL
3 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.19%) Power BI
7 4 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.79%) DTS
7 4 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.59%) Big Data
8 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.40%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 18 (3.56%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.57%) JIRA
4 7 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.19%) GitLab
6 5 (0.99%) SonarQube
6 5 (0.99%) Subversion
7 4 (0.79%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.59%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.40%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.40%) TestRail
9 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.20%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 109 (21.58%) Social Skills
2 42 (8.32%) Finance
3 35 (6.93%) Law
4 32 (6.34%) Public Sector
5 26 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (5.15%) Legal
5 26 (5.15%) Retail
6 18 (3.56%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.97%) Banking
7 15 (2.97%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.98%) Automotive
9 5 (0.99%) Games
9 5 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.59%) German Language
10 3 (0.59%) Marketing
10 3 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (11.09%) Azure Engineer
3 55 (10.89%) Analyst
4 47 (9.31%) Architect
5 39 (7.72%) IT Engineer
6 37 (7.33%) Support Engineer
7 34 (6.73%) Cloud Engineer
7 34 (6.73%) IT Support
7 34 (6.73%) Platform Engineer
8 33 (6.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (5.74%) Support Analyst
10 27 (5.35%) IT Manager
11 25 (4.95%) Developer
12 23 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (4.16%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.56%) IT Technician
15 17 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
15 17 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
16 16 (3.17%) AWS Architect
16 16 (3.17%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.12%) .NET
2 26 (5.15%) React
3 25 (4.95%) AngularJS
3 25 (4.95%) CSS
4 23 (4.55%) HTML
5 20 (3.96%) ARM Templates
5 20 (3.96%) Web Services
6 19 (3.76%) LDAP
7 14 (2.77%) ASP.NET
8 13 (2.57%) HTML5
9 11 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.18%) Ajax
9 11 (2.18%) XML
10 9 (1.78%) .NET Core
10 9 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (1.58%) jQuery
12 6 (1.19%) RESTful
13 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET Core
13 5 (0.99%) NLog
13 5 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.90%) Public Cloud
2 43 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (4.75%) Private Cloud
5 19 (3.76%) Driving Licence
6 16 (3.17%) PKI
7 15 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 15 (2.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 15 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (2.77%) iPhone
9 13 (2.57%) Clustering
10 11 (2.18%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.98%) Replication
12 8 (1.58%) Cloud Native
13 7 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.39%) User Experience
14 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.19%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 195 (38.61%) Windows Server
2 95 (18.81%) Linux
3 91 (18.02%) Windows 10
4 45 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (5.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 26 (5.15%) Apple iOS
7 25 (4.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (2.97%) Android
8 15 (2.97%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.18%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.98%) Mac OS
10 10 (1.98%) Unix
11 8 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.58%) zOS
12 7 (1.39%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.99%) CentOS
15 4 (0.79%) VMS
15 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (26.73%) DevOps
2 88 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 72 (14.26%) Infrastructure as Code
4 62 (12.28%) Migration
5 60 (11.88%) ITIL
6 59 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (6.93%) Change Management
8 35 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (6.73%) Presales
10 33 (6.53%) Configuration Management
11 28 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (5.35%) Data Security
13 25 (4.95%) Scrum
14 24 (4.75%) Load Balancing
15 22 (4.36%) Asset Management
15 22 (4.36%) Project Management
15 22 (4.36%) Service Management
16 20 (3.96%) Analytics
16 20 (3.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 130 (25.74%) PowerShell
2 80 (15.84%) SQL
3 39 (7.72%) Bash Shell
4 38 (7.52%) Python
5 37 (7.33%) C#
6 31 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 20 (3.96%) Java
8 15 (2.97%) Ruby
8 15 (2.97%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.18%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.58%) Assembly Language
10 8 (1.58%) COBOL
10 8 (1.58%) Go
11 6 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.59%) Perl
12 3 (0.59%) R
13 2 (0.40%) C
13 2 (0.40%) C++
13 2 (0.40%) ES6
14 1 (0.20%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 58 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (5.94%) Degree
2 30 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.17%) MCSA
5 14 (2.77%) MCSE
6 10 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.58%) MCTS
8 7 (1.39%) AWS Certification
8 7 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.39%) MCP
8 7 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.19%) ISEB
10 5 (0.99%) RHCE
11 4 (0.79%) CCNA
12 2 (0.40%) CISSP
12 2 (0.40%) MCITP
12 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.34%) SLA
2 12 (2.38%) QA
3 9 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (1.19%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.40%) GDPR
8 1 (0.20%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 205 (40.59%) Active Directory
2 112 (22.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (8.12%) Hyper-V
4 32 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (6.14%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (5.15%) Docker
7 15 (2.97%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.39%) vSphere
9 6 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.99%) XenApp
11 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 61 (12.08%) SCCM
2 59 (11.68%) Terraform
3 44 (8.71%) Ansible
4 34 (6.73%) Puppet
5 30 (5.94%) Kubernetes
5 30 (5.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (3.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 17 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
9 10 (1.98%) WSUS
10 6 (1.19%) Cobbler
10 6 (1.19%) Grafana
10 6 (1.19%) Prometheus
10 6 (1.19%) SCOM
11 5 (0.99%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 268 (53.07%) Microsoft
2 134 (26.53%) VMware
3 52 (10.30%) Citrix
4 42 (8.32%) Oracle
5 37 (7.33%) Cisco
6 24 (4.75%) EnterpriseDB
7 22 (4.36%) HP
8 21 (4.16%) Google
9 17 (3.37%) NetApp
10 15 (2.97%) EMC
11 14 (2.77%) Apple
12 13 (2.57%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.57%) Veeam
13 11 (2.18%) IBM
14 10 (1.98%) Sophos
15 9 (1.78%) SaltStack
16 8 (1.58%) SolarWinds
17 7 (1.39%) Dell
18 6 (1.19%) iManage
18 6 (1.19%) Meraki