Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 348 572 802
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 9.38% 11.66% 12.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.09% 55.64% 60.35%
Number of salaries quoted 316 455 710
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £21,838
25th Percentile £36,125 £27,500 £26,697
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £63,125 £61,250 £65,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 739 1,028 1,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.91% 20.95% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 650 808 1,061
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £59,219 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,901
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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
Salford +4 12 £30,000 -27.71% 7
Bolton +2 12 £42,500 - 5
Stockport +12 10 £23,000 -23.33% 3
Altrincham -14 9 £42,500 +70.00% 5
Wigan +2 5 £50,000 -33.33%
Sale - 5 £21,500 - 2
Oldham +3 4 £32,500 -3.70% 4
Cheadle +7 3 £42,500 +88.89% 2
Bury -3 2 £27,500 -45.00% 4
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 183 (52.59%) Microsoft
2 173 (49.71%) Azure
3 151 (43.39%) Windows Server
4 132 (37.93%) Active Directory
5 116 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
6 111 (31.90%) SQL
7 100 (28.74%) DevOps
8 85 (24.43%) SQL Server
9 83 (23.85%) VMware
10 82 (23.56%) Linux
11 76 (21.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 67 (19.25%) AWS
12 67 (19.25%) PowerShell
13 64 (18.39%) DNS
14 53 (15.23%) Infrastructure as Code
14 53 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (14.94%) Firewall
16 51 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
17 50 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
18 49 (14.08%) Migration
19 43 (12.36%) Oracle
19 43 (12.36%) DHCP
20 42 (12.07%) .NET
20 42 (12.07%) C#
21 41 (11.78%) Windows 10
22 40 (11.49%) Terraform
22 40 (11.49%) IIS
23 39 (11.21%) Data Security
24 37 (10.63%) ITIL
25 34 (9.77%) MS Exchange

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 40 (11.49%) IIS
2 34 (9.77%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.46%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.74%) CMS
4 13 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.16%) WordPress
6 10 (2.87%) EPiServer
6 10 (2.87%) Kentico
6 10 (2.87%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (2.87%) Umbraco
7 7 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.72%) Apache
8 6 (1.72%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.86%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.86%) Confluence
10 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.87%) nopCommerce
2 5 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.57%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 173 (49.71%) Azure
2 116 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
3 67 (19.25%) AWS
4 34 (9.77%) SaaS
5 26 (7.47%) IaaS
6 20 (5.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (5.17%) GCP
8 14 (4.02%) Power Platform
9 13 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (3.45%) PaaS
11 8 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (2.01%) GitHub
13 6 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (1.72%) CloudFront
13 6 (1.72%) Route 53
14 4 (1.15%) Serverless
14 4 (1.15%) Slack
15 3 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
15 3 (0.86%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 64 (18.39%) DNS
2 52 (14.94%) Firewall
3 43 (12.36%) DHCP
4 32 (9.20%) WAN
5 22 (6.32%) Network Security
6 21 (6.03%) VPN
7 20 (5.75%) LAN
8 19 (5.46%) SAN
9 18 (5.17%) TCP/IP
10 16 (4.60%) VLAN
11 14 (4.02%) VoIP
12 13 (3.74%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (2.59%) MPLS
13 9 (2.59%) NAS
14 8 (2.30%) SSL
14 8 (2.30%) WLAN
15 6 (1.72%) FTP
15 6 (1.72%) IPsec
15 6 (1.72%) Skype
15 6 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (24.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.17%) MySQL
3 16 (4.60%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (3.45%) Power BI
5 10 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.86%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.86%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.86%) Redis
9 2 (0.57%) MS Access
10 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.87%) Bitbucket
4 9 (2.59%) JIRA
5 6 (1.72%) GitLab
5 6 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.86%) Gradle
6 3 (0.86%) Maven
7 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.29%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.29%) Postman
8 1 (0.29%) Selenium
8 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.29%) TestRail
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (6.90%) Finance
2 15 (4.31%) Law
3 14 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.74%) Electronics
5 11 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.59%) Retail
7 8 (2.30%) Back Office
7 8 (2.30%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.01%) Marketing
9 5 (1.44%) Games
10 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.57%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 61 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (17.24%) Azure Engineer
3 34 (9.77%) Developer
3 34 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 31 (8.91%) IT Engineer
5 30 (8.62%) Analyst
5 30 (8.62%) Platform Engineer
6 25 (7.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 25 (7.18%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (6.32%) IT Support
8 21 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 21 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (4.60%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 16 (4.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.02%) Administrator
12 13 (3.74%) .NET Developer
12 13 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
12 13 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.07%) .NET
2 26 (7.47%) CSS
3 25 (7.18%) ASP.NET
3 25 (7.18%) HTML
4 19 (5.46%) .NET Framework
5 18 (5.17%) Web Services
6 13 (3.74%) Entity Framework
6 13 (3.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (3.16%) .NET Core
8 10 (2.87%) Sass
9 9 (2.59%) React
10 6 (1.72%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (1.72%) HTML5
10 6 (1.72%) jQuery
10 6 (1.72%) JSON
10 6 (1.72%) Node.js
11 5 (1.44%) CSS3
11 5 (1.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.03%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.60%) Clustering
4 14 (4.02%) Replication
5 13 (3.74%) Private Cloud
5 13 (3.74%) User Experience
6 12 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.45%) NHS
7 10 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.59%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.01%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.72%) Blog
11 6 (1.72%) iPad
11 6 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.44%) iPhone
12 5 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.86%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.86%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 151 (43.39%) Windows Server
2 82 (23.56%) Linux
3 41 (11.78%) Windows 10
4 34 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (6.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (6.32%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (3.74%) Unix
9 12 (3.45%) CentOS
10 8 (2.30%) Android
11 6 (1.72%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.15%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.74%) DevOps
2 76 (21.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 53 (15.23%) Infrastructure as Code
4 50 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (14.08%) Migration
6 39 (11.21%) Data Security
7 37 (10.63%) ITIL
8 31 (8.91%) Project Management
9 30 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (8.33%) MVC
11 27 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (6.90%) Server Management
13 23 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (5.75%) Configuration Management
16 19 (5.46%) Service Delivery
17 18 (5.17%) E-Commerce
18 16 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (4.31%) Open Source
20 14 (4.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (31.90%) SQL
2 67 (19.25%) PowerShell
3 42 (12.07%) C#
4 26 (7.47%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.18%) Bash Shell
6 21 (6.03%) Python
7 11 (3.16%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.59%) Java
9 7 (2.01%) Go
9 7 (2.01%) PHP
10 5 (1.44%) C
11 4 (1.15%) VB
12 3 (0.86%) C++
12 3 (0.86%) COBOL
12 3 (0.86%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.86%) VC++
13 2 (0.57%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.57%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.57%) Ruby
13 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.31%) MCSE
5 12 (3.45%) Degree
6 11 (3.16%) MCSA
6 11 (3.16%) RHCE
7 9 (2.59%) MCITP
8 8 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.15%) CCNA
11 4 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.15%) MCP
11 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (1.15%) SSCP
12 3 (0.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.57%) CCA
13 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.89%) SLA
2 10 (2.87%) QA
2 10 (2.87%) WAI
3 6 (1.72%) OpenSCAP
4 5 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) HL7
6 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 132 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 53 (15.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.32%) Docker
5 17 (4.89%) vSphere
6 11 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (1.72%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.72%) XenApp
10 5 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.44%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.57%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.57%) Firmware
11 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (11.49%) Terraform
2 32 (9.20%) Ansible
3 31 (8.91%) Kubernetes
4 26 (7.47%) SCCM
5 24 (6.90%) Puppet
6 19 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (4.60%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (3.74%) WSUS
9 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (2.01%) Nessus
11 7 (2.01%) Prometheus
12 5 (1.44%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.44%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.15%) Grafana
14 3 (0.86%) Consul
14 3 (0.86%) Graphite
14 3 (0.86%) Opsview
14 3 (0.86%) Packer
Vendors
1 183 (52.59%) Microsoft
2 83 (23.85%) VMware
3 43 (12.36%) Oracle
4 34 (9.77%) Cisco
5 32 (9.20%) EnterpriseDB
6 20 (5.75%) Citrix
7 14 (4.02%) Sophos
8 13 (3.74%) SAP
9 12 (3.45%) NetApp
10 11 (3.16%) Apple
10 11 (3.16%) Red Hat
10 11 (3.16%) Veeam
11 10 (2.87%) Sitecore
12 9 (2.59%) HP
12 9 (2.59%) Intel
13 8 (2.30%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.01%) Dell
14 7 (2.01%) SolarWinds
14 7 (2.01%) Splunk
15 6 (1.72%) EMC