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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Manchester
Rank 16 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 482 518 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.23% 15.37% 16.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.39% 63.48% 66.46%
Number of salaries quoted 425 443 508
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,900 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.81%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 920 816 957
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.34% 24.21% 25.49%
Number of salaries quoted 771 671 798
Median salary £37,747 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.63% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Windows in Manchester

Windows
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -1 31 £35,000 +45.83% 2
Altrincham +6 25 £40,500 +18.24% 2
Stockport -7 24 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Wigan -4 11 £27,250 +36.25% 1
Cheadle -1 10 £21,000 -55.78% 2
Salford -7 9 £37,747 +75.56% 4
Sale -4 6 £32,500 +47.72% 1
Rochdale -10 6 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Oldham -38 5 £47,500 +97.91% 7
Bury -13 2 £19,000 -46.66%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows.

1 441 (44.01%) Microsoft
2 360 (35.93%) Active Directory
3 337 (33.63%) Windows Server
4 305 (30.44%) SQL Server
5 280 (27.94%) VMware
6 230 (22.95%) ITIL
7 214 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
8 204 (20.36%) Linux
9 196 (19.56%) .NET
10 191 (19.06%) Windows 7
11 190 (18.96%) MS Excel
12 185 (18.46%) C#
13 180 (17.96%) SQL
14 179 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 177 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
16 168 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
17 155 (15.47%) MS Exchange
18 141 (14.07%) MS Office
19 126 (12.57%) Cisco
20 121 (12.08%) Firewall
21 117 (11.68%) Web Services
22 112 (11.18%) DNS
23 106 (10.58%) Hyper-V
24 105 (10.48%) JavaScript
25 104 (10.38%) Citrix
26 100 (9.98%) Scrum
27 99 (9.88%) ASP.NET
28 94 (9.38%) WAN
28 94 (9.38%) Degree
29 93 (9.28%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related 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
1 155 (15.47%) MS Exchange
2 91 (9.08%) SharePoint
3 65 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (5.39%) IIS
5 45 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (3.29%) Skype for Business
7 21 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (2.10%) WebLogic
8 18 (1.80%) JBoss
9 14 (1.40%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.20%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.00%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.90%) Apache
13 9 (0.90%) CloudStack
14 7 (0.70%) Drupal
14 7 (0.70%) GeoServer
14 7 (0.70%) WordPress
15 6 (0.60%) CMS
15 6 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 190 (18.96%) MS Excel
2 141 (14.07%) MS Office
3 19 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.80%) Acrobat
4 18 (1.80%) Camtasia
4 18 (1.80%) Snagit
5 6 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.100%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.100%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.30%) SAP ERP
2 11 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.80%) Magento
4 5 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.30%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.100%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.100%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.100%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.100%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.100%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.100%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 90 (8.98%) Office 365
2 82 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.80%) Amazon S3
5 17 (1.70%) PaaS
5 17 (1.70%) SaaS
6 13 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (1.20%) IaaS
8 11 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.50%) Sage Pay
11 4 (0.40%) Basecamp
12 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.30%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.100%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.100%) DigitalOcean
14 1 (0.100%) Heroku
14 1 (0.100%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 121 (12.08%) Firewall
2 112 (11.18%) DNS
3 94 (9.38%) WAN
4 89 (8.88%) LAN
5 87 (8.68%) DHCP
6 85 (8.48%) TCP/IP
7 55 (5.49%) Internet
8 47 (4.69%) VPN
9 40 (3.99%) SAN
10 33 (3.29%) VLAN
11 31 (3.09%) VoIP
12 29 (2.89%) Remote Desktop
13 25 (2.50%) Skype
14 24 (2.40%) Network Security
15 22 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (2.00%) HTTP
17 14 (1.40%) MPLS
18 11 (1.10%) Ethernet
19 10 (1.00%) Unified Communications
19 10 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (30.44%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.19%) SQL Server 2014
3 40 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (3.69%) MySQL
5 29 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 19 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.00%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.50%) Big Data
15 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.30%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 2 (0.20%) FileMaker
17 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 50 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.29%) NUnit
2 43 (4.29%) Visual Studio
3 37 (3.69%) Selenium
4 34 (3.39%) MSTest
5 33 (3.29%) JIRA
6 32 (3.19%) Jenkins
7 30 (2.99%) Moq
7 30 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
8 22 (2.20%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.90%) Ant
10 18 (1.80%) JUnit
11 15 (1.50%) Eclipse
12 14 (1.40%) MSI
13 13 (1.30%) JMeter
14 12 (1.20%) LoadRunner
15 11 (1.10%) SpecFlow
16 9 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (0.90%) TeamCity
General
1 74 (7.39%) Marketing
2 69 (6.89%) Finance
3 46 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.29%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.59%) German Language
6 22 (2.20%) Retail
7 21 (2.10%) Games
8 20 (2.00%) French Language
9 15 (1.50%) Banking
10 12 (1.20%) Legal
11 11 (1.10%) Advertising
11 11 (1.10%) Electronics
12 7 (0.70%) Law
13 6 (0.60%) Back Office
14 4 (0.40%) Billing
15 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.20%) Automotive
15 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.100%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 208 (20.76%) Developer
2 136 (13.57%) Support Engineer
3 118 (11.78%) Analyst
4 115 (11.48%) .NET Developer
5 101 (10.08%) IT Support
6 93 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 69 (6.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 67 (6.69%) C# Developer
9 64 (6.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 60 (5.99%) Support Analyst
11 59 (5.89%) ASP.NET Developer
12 52 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
13 49 (4.89%) IT Engineer
14 46 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
15 45 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 43 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
17 42 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
17 42 (4.19%) Support Technician
18 39 (3.89%) IT Analyst
19 38 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (19.56%) .NET
2 117 (11.68%) Web Services
3 99 (9.88%) ASP.NET
4 84 (8.38%) HTML
5 71 (7.09%) CSS
6 52 (5.19%) jQuery
6 52 (5.19%) XML
7 44 (4.39%) WPF
8 43 (4.29%) .NET Framework
9 39 (3.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (3.59%) WinForms
11 30 (2.99%) Unity DI Container
12 28 (2.79%) Ajax
13 26 (2.59%) WCF
14 25 (2.50%) SOAP
15 24 (2.40%) Castle Windsor
15 24 (2.40%) Ninject
15 24 (2.40%) Spring.NET
16 21 (2.10%) AngularJS
17 20 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.68%) iPad
2 53 (5.29%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.50%) N-Tier
6 25 (2.50%) User Experience
7 22 (2.20%) Driving Licence
8 20 (2.00%) Clustering
8 20 (2.00%) CMDB
9 15 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.30%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.30%) FMCG
11 11 (1.10%) Animation
12 10 (1.00%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.90%) Life Science
14 6 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.60%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.60%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.60%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 337 (33.63%) Windows Server
2 204 (20.36%) Linux
3 191 (19.06%) Windows 7
4 179 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 168 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (8.88%) Windows 10
7 66 (6.59%) Unix
8 59 (5.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (4.29%) Android
9 43 (4.29%) Windows XP
10 42 (4.19%) Windows 8
11 39 (3.89%) Apple iOS
11 39 (3.89%) Mac OS X
12 17 (1.70%) AIX
13 15 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (1.40%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.10%) CentOS
16 8 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 6 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (22.95%) ITIL
2 214 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (9.98%) Scrum
4 79 (7.88%) DevOps
5 78 (7.78%) Service Management
6 75 (7.49%) MVC
7 74 (7.39%) TDD
8 71 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (7.09%) OO
9 65 (6.49%) Software Engineering
10 61 (6.09%) Mentoring
11 56 (5.59%) Web Development
12 50 (4.99%) Configuration Management
13 45 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 45 (4.49%) Kanban
13 45 (4.49%) OOP
14 42 (4.19%) Test Scripting
15 37 (3.69%) Problem Management
16 36 (3.59%) MVVM
16 36 (3.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 185 (18.46%) C#
2 180 (17.96%) SQL
3 105 (10.48%) JavaScript
4 93 (9.28%) PowerShell
5 74 (7.39%) Java
6 68 (6.79%) Python
7 67 (6.69%) C++
8 57 (5.69%) VB.NET
9 36 (3.59%) Ruby
10 30 (2.99%) PHP
11 29 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.50%) VB
13 19 (1.90%) VBScript
14 18 (1.80%) C
15 14 (1.40%) Perl
16 8 (0.80%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.70%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.70%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.70%) XAML
18 6 (0.60%) Go
Qualifications
1 94 (9.38%) Degree
2 88 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (5.89%) Security Cleared
4 55 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (5.49%) MCSE
5 39 (3.89%) ISEB
6 36 (3.59%) CCNA
7 33 (3.29%) MCP
7 33 (3.29%) SC Cleared
8 29 (2.89%) CCNP
9 27 (2.69%) MOS
10 24 (2.40%) MCITP
11 23 (2.30%) MCSA
11 23 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (1.80%) ISTQB
14 14 (1.40%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.00%) CCSE
16 9 (0.90%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.80%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.79%) SLA
2 38 (3.79%) QA
3 16 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.50%) WAI
5 8 (0.80%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.100%) GCP
7 1 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 360 (35.93%) Active Directory
2 177 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (10.58%) Hyper-V
4 39 (3.89%) vSphere
5 22 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.90%) Terminal Services
7 16 (1.60%) Docker
8 15 (1.50%) VMware ESX
9 14 (1.40%) XenApp
10 13 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (1.30%) vCloud
11 12 (1.20%) VMware Server
12 11 (1.10%) Xen
13 8 (0.80%) XenServer
14 7 (0.70%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.60%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.40%) KVM
16 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.40%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 62 (6.19%) SCCM
2 53 (5.29%) Puppet
3 43 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (3.79%) Ansible
5 23 (2.30%) SCOrch
6 20 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (2.00%) WSUS
7 14 (1.40%) Backup Exec
8 13 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (1.30%) Nagios
9 10 (1.00%) SCOM
10 9 (0.90%) HP SIM
11 7 (0.70%) vMotion
12 6 (0.60%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.60%) Ganglia
12 6 (0.60%) Netcool
12 6 (0.60%) Packer
13 5 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.40%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.40%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 441 (44.01%) Microsoft
2 280 (27.94%) VMware
3 126 (12.57%) Cisco
4 104 (10.38%) Citrix
5 83 (8.28%) HP
6 42 (4.19%) Oracle
7 31 (3.09%) Intel Security
8 27 (2.69%) SAP
9 25 (2.50%) Dell
10 24 (2.40%) Adobe
11 21 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 21 (2.10%) Symantec
11 21 (2.10%) Veeam
12 20 (2.00%) iManage
12 20 (2.00%) Juniper
13 19 (1.90%) CheckPoint
14 15 (1.50%) Palo Alto
15 13 (1.30%) Apple
15 13 (1.30%) AppSense
15 13 (1.30%) Google
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + pension, bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £25000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum £35000-£50000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum + Company Vehicle
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 per annum + Company Vehicle (Fuel Card)
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Destinology Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RM plc
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago